Negative Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Negative

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People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
~By Nhat Hanh ~


So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form. And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way.
~By John Newcombe ~


Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative.
~By Johnny Rotten ~


You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture.
~By Peter L. Berger ~


There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
~By W. Clement Stone ~


What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.
~By Ram Dass ~


Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.
~By Sai Baba ~


What's the point of being negative or fearful? We can't control it.
~By Matthew Ashford ~


I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
~By Tennessee Williams ~


Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients - foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes - contribute to greater energy and positive emotions.
~By Marilu Henner ~


Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else.
~By Mencius ~


I play out negative fantasies for people. I'm the guy people love to hate. And they always remember the bad guy.
~By Brion James ~


I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light.
~By Billy Corgan ~


Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy.
~By Marilu Henner ~


For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care.
~By Mike Davidson ~


A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


Negative feedback is better that none. I would rather have a man hate me than overlook me. As long as he hates me I make a difference.
~By Hugh Prather ~


I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


Consumption may be regarded as negative production.
~By Alfred Marshall ~


Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


In private some critics have come up to me afterwards and told me they honestly enjoyed the movie. Then they'd tell me that they're still going to have to write it up negatively.
~By Joe Pantoliano ~


Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
~By Alfred A. Montapert ~


Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.
~By Gary Busey ~


I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.
~By David Bowie ~


The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?
~By James Hillman ~


I don't want to sell myself short. You hurt your spouse, not so much by the infidelity, but by the negative feelings about yourself that you bring home.
~By Michael Zaslow ~


Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
~By Michael Jordan ~


There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining diseases but are HIV negative.
~By Serge Lang ~


The Iraq War marked the beginning of the end of network news coverage. Viewers saw the juxtaposition of the embedded correspondents reporting the war as it was actually unfolding and the jaundiced, biased, negative coverage of these same events in the network newsrooms.
~By Dick Morris ~


Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it.
~By Stephen Leacock ~


For men to be virgins, we think it's negative. We think that there's something wrong with them.
~By Joyce Brothers ~


I never thought a role model should be negative.
~By Michael Jordan ~


Music has become a bigger business, and with that there is more pressure to succeed; I think that it creates a negative pressure for being creative.
~By Jerry Harrison ~


Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles.
~By John Kasich ~


We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative.
~By Herb Kohl ~


I don't want to talk about negative, dark things. The only thing I've got against stuff like Marilyn Manson is, they make unbelievable videos and unbelievable images.
~By Sammy Hagar ~


I had a couple come in with a negative amortization mortgage on a house that costs way too much relative to their income. They're consuming real estate, not investing in it.
~By Chris Cooper ~


Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can't. The brain doesn't process negatives.
~By Doug Coupland ~


Blaming mother is just a negative way of clinging to her still.
~By Nancy Friday ~


The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don't give up. I don't beat myself up about negative things.
~By Phylicia Rashad ~


The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.
~By Jose Mourinho ~


I think if you go beyond a year - if this continues into the system in the out years, I think there is a risk and that - that we could have a negative reaction in the bond market and that will offset the good that was attempted to be done.
~By Franklin Raines ~


I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
~By Michael Jordan ~


For sure, you don't believe the good stuff. I mean, the good stuff is just insane - wacky. If you don't take it too much to heart, it does help when the negative stuff hits. And you know the negative stuff is coming. It's got to! What comes up must come down.
~By Julia Ormond ~


Strict conservation of energy in the elementary process had thus been confirmed also by a negative experiment.
~By Walther Bothe ~


There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
~By Robert Collier ~


I'm sure people in the business have said: She's too old for that part. I don't hear about it because your agent protects you from those negative things.
~By Felicity Kendal ~


Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct, when they are confronted with a situation where they're going to have to make a serious compromise, they react very negatively publicly, but they also recognize when they step back that this is right.
~By John Hickenlooper ~


Tax increases appear to have a very large sustained and highly significant negative impact on output.
~By Christina Romer ~


Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through... whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.
~By Vernon Howard ~


I lean towards traditionally what people would consider the more negative side of life.
~By Josh Silver ~


I'm perplexed, though, by your application of the term 'negative' to my figural imagery.
~By Brian Ferneyhough ~


It just happened that the course of the campaign went negative we actually went positive for a little over a week and you do the tracking of poll numbers and it hurt us. So the public responded to those type of ads.
~By Scott McCallum ~


You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.
~By Mike Tyson ~


There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father - and how come that's not as newsworthy?
~By Will Smith ~


The older I get the more I try not to waste my time on negative energy.
~By Christine Baranski ~


Accent your positive and delete your negative.
~By Donna Karan ~


But poets were not considered dangerous and they were advised to exercise self-censorship. At most, poets were requested not to write at all. I took advantage of this negative liberty.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


We were working with this lousy print and it just wasn't going to be good enough. I said that we should get the original negative and do it from that. Well, a couple guys pointed out that the negative was locked up over at Deluxe.
~By David Fincher ~


But in fact if you look at film as a metaphor, only through the negative can you have the positive print. What I'm trying to get to is the positive value of negation.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous, and fixated on "stuff"-negative notions, toxic relationships, and situations from the past.
~By Darren L. Johnson ~


Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan.
~By John Bates Clark ~


I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.
~By Michael Graves ~


The Catholic Church - it's so difficult because I don't want say anything offensive but it makes me very angry that religious leaders from this faith have tried to respond negatively to sexual education and to the promotion of condom use.
~By Emma Thompson ~


A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
~By Vernon Howard ~


Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly.
~By Harold Stephen Black ~


Photography is about light and what it does and how it is captured on a piece of negative.
~By Matthew Modine ~


Most performers don't admit this, because it sounds negative and performers are not supposed to be negative, but when I was on the road, I was lonely.
~By Tom Glazer ~


If Iran does not change its policies, it won't be able to integrate into the international community and will become even more isolated than it is now, which likely will have a negative impact on the Iranian people.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
~By Hans Selye ~


I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable. He didn't understand at the time.
~By Ben Shahn ~


In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer.
~By Louis Mumford ~


Maybe I'm being philosophical and spiritual, but I believe that if you put negative energy out there that that is what will come back.
~By Persis Khambatta ~


God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


I think we typically, as Northerners, stereotype what the South is in so many negative ways. We kind of forget all the beautiful things that they contribute to make this country a country.
~By Genevieve Gorder ~


Either positive or negative comments are good because it shows I am still relevant.
~By Justin Guarini ~


Today 80 percent of all the oil that comes out of the Gulf is from 1,000 feet or more and today almost a third of it is more than 5,000 feet below the surface. What hasn't happened is the safety and the ability to respond to a negative event such as this blowout, has been far outrun by the technology of drilling itself. We need to close that gap.
~By Bob Graham ~


A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.
~By Barack Obama ~


One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
~By Michelle Obama ~


This also turned out to be negative, so there is no material in the Central Intelligence Agency, either in the records or in the mind of any of the individuals, that there was any contact had or even contemplated with him.
~By Richard M. Helms ~


But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.
~By Alan Watts ~


Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.
~By George Gurdjieff ~


We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence.
~By Douglas Dunn ~


After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past.
~By Robert MacNeil ~


Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as "negative" is actually a liberating process for me.
~By Grey DeLisle ~


A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.
~By Chuck Norris ~


Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!
~By Donna Karan ~


I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days. We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country.
~By Rahm Emanuel ~


You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.
~By Norman Schwarzkopf ~


The negative side is that sometimes it is beyond control.
~By Mikhail Kalashnikov ~


Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.
~By Carl D. Anderson ~


They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment, so I was never under pressure from my parents; I could do whatever I wanted. I never had a negative word from them, nothing whatsoever.
~By Shimon Peres ~


People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.
~By Mitt Romney ~


I'm really thankful to God, man. Like now, I'm really making a real comeback with my group. With or without a record, with or without a movie. And behind all the negative press behind this movie.
~By Ike Turner ~


An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.
~By Donald Cram ~

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