Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 178
Nothing Until

Nothing is inevitable until it happens.

- A. J. P. Taylor

War Breaks

No war is inevitable until it breaks out.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Change Better

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Always Prime

In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful. It is as inevitable as death following life. If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted. Even Prime Ministers.

- Alan Clark

Given Which

Every economy exists, no matter what the level of democracy, has elements of crony capitalism. It's - given human nature and given the democratic structures, which we all, I assume, adhere to, that is an inevitable consequence.

- Alan Greenspan

Obstacles Need

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.

- Albert Bandura

Change Constant

Change isn't a scary thing. It's constant and inevitable.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Think I Think

I think that when we wrestle with death... we start fearing life, because then we come to terms with something that is inevitable.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Loss Otherwise

Loss is inevitable - you have to be blind or naive to think otherwise.

- Alice McDermott

Always Found

The inevitable has always found me ready and hopeful.

- Amelia Barr

Generation Next

The destructiveness of the tar sands is not inevitable. But Canadians and Albertans have become too tolerant of the politicians who compromise the nation's energy security as well as the next generation's future.

- Andrew Nikiforuk

World Need

In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.

- Andrew Young

Moving On Pass

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.

- Ann Landers

Peace World

We believe world peace is inevitable.

- Anne Perry

Fact Divinity

What is the essence of theosophy? It is the fact that man, being himself divine, can know the divinity whose life he shares. As an inevitable corollary to this supreme truth comes the fact of the brotherhood of man.

- Annie Besant

Will Happen

If you ask people whether a computer can be smarter than a human, 99.9 percent will say that's science fiction. Actually, it's inevitable. It's guaranteed to happen.

- Anthony Levandowski

See Readers

At the end of 'Illusions,' readers should see the inevitable coming.

- Aprilynne Pike

Myself Fool

I go out there and make a fool of myself. It's inevitable.

- Armand Assante

Made Period

Refining is inevitable in science when you have made measurements of a phenomenon for a long period of time.

- Charles Francis Richter

Art Occurrence

The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.

- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Attitude Play

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

- Charles R. Swindoll

Ruling Classes

The ruling classes today nourish the conviction that national hatreds and rivalries are inevitable.

- Charles Trevelyan

Start Want

I am simply not such a slave to my vanity, and I don't want to be, because as you get older you really have to start accepting the inevitable.

- Cherie Lunghi

Will Some

When a company makes a fundamental change, it is inevitable that some people will leave.

- Cheryl Yeoh

Literature Will

If it is good literature, the reader and the writer will connect. It's inevitable.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Moreover, if the territorial state is to continue as the last word in the development of society, then war is inevitable.

- Christian Lous Lange

Dreams Summon

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

- Christopher Reeve


At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.

- Christopher Reeve


A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.

- Chuck Noll

Genius Sign

Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age.

- Clive Bell

Success Failure

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

- Coco Chanel

Nature Need

We need to take a leaf out of nature's book. Any species that clones itself will eventually be attacked by a parasite, leading to an inevitable population crash.

- Daniel Suarez

Happen How

Peace in Palestine is inevitable. The question is how do we make it happen today.

- Darrell Issa

Love Through

When you have kids, you see life through different eyes. You feel love more deeply and are maybe a little more compassionate. It's inevitable that that would make its way into your songwriting.

- Dave Grohl

Death Think

You know, I've never actually really believed that death is inevitable. I just think it's a rumor.

- David Carradine

Asking Given

It isn't just that Obama's policies have failed; it's that he has essentially given up and is asking us to accept a lesser America going forward, as if resigned to the fatalistic belief that America has begun an inevitable and unavoidable decline.

- David Limbaugh

Nature Always

But human nature dictates that there will always be cheaters. That's inevitable. Where there's money involved and glory, there are going to be people that cheat, and there will always be ways to cheat.

- David Millar

May New

Any adaptation is a translation, and there is such a thing as an unreadably faithful translation; and I believe a degree of reinterpretation for the new language may be not only inevitable but desirable.

- David Mitchell

Reason Happen

In life, loss is inevitable. Everyone knows this, yet in the core of most people it remains deeply denied - 'This should not happen to me.' It is for this reason that loss is the most difficult challenge one has to face as a human being.

- Dayananda Saraswati

Giving Up Some

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.

- Joe Biden

Peace Violent

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

- John F. Kennedy

Half Marked

Kafka's inevitable tropism for the allegorical puts him in marked opposition to the realism that dominated the literary world of the first half of the 20th century.

- John Kessel

Certain Age

I suppose sequels are inevitable for a writer of a certain age.

- John Updike

Thought Took

People thought I was funny, so I kind of took entertaining for granted... it was inevitable that I'd start giving little performances.

- Johnny Carson

Will Compare

I know it's inevitable that there will be those who compare 'The Pacific' to 'Band of Brothers.' For years, the Pacific theater of war was not talked about as much as the European theater, yet it was part of the same war.

- Jon Seda


Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.

- Joseph A. Schumpeter

More Than

A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.

- Joseph Brodsky

Failure Getting

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.

- Joyce Brothers

Shape Some

As you age, you have this vast cauldron of experience to draw from. Some of the experiences are great; some of them you wish you'd never had. But all of them shape the work that you do and the person you become. It's just inevitable.

- Juliet Aubrey

Small Think

I've loved fairytales, folklore and mythology since I was a small child, and I think it was inevitable that they would influence my style and my development of stories.

- Juliet Marillier

Small Ashamed

When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling.

- Barbara Amiel

Change Likely

Change is not only likely, it's inevitable.

- Barbara Sher

Die Younger

There is a way that a younger person can accept the inevitable problem that they're going to die, whereas somebody a little bit older might be overcome.

- Gus Van Sant

Defeated Some

It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders.

- Ben Stein

Change Constant

Change is inevitable. Change is constant.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Beginning After

Every revolution seems impossible at the beginning, and after it happens, it was inevitable.

- Bill Ayers

Both Sides

It's almost inevitable there's going to be an escalation on both sides.

- Bill Luther

New Established

In trying to make something new, half the undertaking lies in discovering whether it can be done. Once it has been established that it can, duplication is inevitable.

- Helen Gahagan

Process Living

Parkinson's is a slow but inevitable process. It's hard living with it on a daily basis. The difficulty facing people with it is that they never quite know 'Can I or can't I do this today?'

- Helen Mirren


Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.

- Henri Frederic Amiel

Accountable Nay

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.

- Horace Mann

Once Afterwards

Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable.

- Brian Eno

Will Vengeance

We can't continue with a justice of vengeance. Peace will require us to accept a certain degree of impunity; it's inevitable.

- Ingrid Betancourt

Change Dominant

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

- Isaac Asimov

May Fiction

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.

- Isaac Asimov

Music Rock

If you make rock music with guitars in it, the Radiohead comparison is inevitable.

- Bryce Dessner

Men Divergence

There is an inevitable divergence between the world as it is and the world as men perceive it.

- J. William Fulbright

System Suffered

It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.

- Carroll O'Connor

Love Reasons

People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results. But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.

- James Branch Cabell


If we refuse to accept as inevitable the irresponsibility and educational unconcern of the adolescent culture, then this poses a serious challenge.

- James S. Coleman

Still Means

Force is not inevitable. Diplomacy is still the desired means. Pressure is an element of the means.

- Dennis Ross

Think I Think

I think the disarmament of Iraq is inevitable.

- Douglas Feith

Opposing Outset

So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable.

- Douglas Haig

Side Decadence

The story of the decadence of the cathedral as a moral power, a spiritual energizer in civilization, is the sad but inevitable story of dogmatism. It is the story of the struggle of free thought with bigotry, religion making common cause with the wrong side.

- Jenkin Lloyd Jones


It's inevitable your environment will influence what you do.

- Duncan Sheik

Think Always

I think there's always pieces of yourself that bleed into your character. That's inevitable.

- Dustin Clare

Society Ageing

Ageing is inevitable, and the idea that we can be eternally youthful is the pitfall of our society.

- Jennifer Grey

Medals Within

The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.

- Jesse Owens

Work Always

I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of elements not a part of my most interested vision, and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of this vision by the work itself as it proceeds.

- Edward Hopper

Peace Me

For me, peace is a fundamental human right of every child; it is inevitable and divine.

- Kailash Satyarthi

Xerox Column

Those inevitable dreams where you can't get your column in, you know, and at first they were the Xerox telecopy, and then they were the fax machine, and then they were, you know, email. The anxiety remains the same, but the technology has changed.

- Ellen Goodman

Strike Deal

A great deal of what is presumed to be intractable or inevitable in this world doesn't strike me that way at all.

- Katherine Boo

Change Creative

As with anything creative, change is inevitable.

- Enya

Other Impressed

Friends, near or far, are important to us. All of ours have an awareness of other persons' feelings, a courtesy that's inevitable. When I find that consideration in a fan, I'm immediately impressed.

- Kent McCord

Obsessed Films

I'm only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it.

- Kevin Costner

Mind Give

It is inevitable that many ideas of the young mind will later have to give way to the hard realities of life.

- Felix Bloch

Which Mode

The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort.

- Felix Frankfurter

May Socialist

In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.

- Larry Niven

Address Became

It became inevitable that television would address life's mundane problems because television itself is so mundane, part of the ordinary flow of time the way those problems are.

- Lee Siegel

Very Having

Fame and all that type of stuff is inevitable, but I'm very content having a good band with no negativity, and everyone is on the same page.

- Leon Bridges

Love Feisty

I love things on the decline because that's really the natural progression of our lives. We're born, we're feisty for the first couple of years, and then the inevitable decline begins.

- Gary Shteyngart

Release Grip

Our history is an inevitable component of our being. One thing only can release us from the grip of our history. That one thing is forgiveness.

- Lewis B. Smedes

Process Been

Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend in the process of shaping a global political pattern and has been widely welcomed by the international community as it reflects the common interests and aspiration of the overwhelming majority of countries.

- Li Peng

Symbolic Read

So much of the literature we had to read for high school English class was filled with victimized, tragic, symbolic women who spurred the plot forward with their inevitable shunning/death/shunning-followed-by-pregnancy-followed-by-death timelines.

- Libba Bray

Prepare Given

I've probably given myself enough time to prepare for this meet and we're all different athletes so I can't take their results as what's going to be inevitable for me.

- Libby Trickett

Beginning Will

If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama.

- Lillian Hellman

Chapter Citizen

I am convinced that in the upcoming chapter of the struggle, I can be more useful to the inevitable change that will soon come to Cuba, to Cuba's freedom, as a private citizen dedicated to helping the heroes within Cuba.

- Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Death Mind

No one can avoid death; it is inevitable. Therefore, I should create in my mind a kind of willingness and accepting for that event without any fear.

- Lobsang Tenzin


Nothing is inevitable with relationships.

- Lorenzo Lamas

Gain Weight

I gain weight and lose it again in inevitable cycles.

- Gerard Depardieu