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 : 108
Learn Enemies

We must, all of us, learn actually not to have enemies, but only confused adversaries who are ourselves in disguise.

- Alice Walker

Love Almost

I love us so incredibly, insanely deeply; it's almost unbearable to see what we do to ourselves.

- Alice Walker

Nation Out

We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots religion, nation, community, family, or profession are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust.

- Alvin Toffler

Reason Part

Yes, every venture is always filled with apprehensions. But if we were to conduct ourselves continuously on that aspect, then we would lose the most important reason to be in this profession: to challenge the art of and be part of what is commonly known as our creative instincts.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Sometimes Bodies

Technology is transforming how we hold ourselves, contorting our bodies into what the New Zealand physiotherapist Steve August calls the 'iHunch.' I've also heard people call it 'text neck,' and in my work, I sometimes refer to it as 'iPosture.'

- Amy Cuddy

Media Through

Shaquille and I kind of joke we were the Christopher Columbus of social media. We're kind of out on a boat by ourselves going through these uncharted waters. But it's become more understood, embraced and accepted, and now it's pretty much expected by fans for athletes, leagues and teams to be there.

- Amy Jo Martin

Often Our

No one much wants to be belittled, but we tolerate slurs surprisingly often for ourselves; for our lionised children, we demand freedom from insult.

- Andrew Solomon

Happy Desirable

We've just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we're happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.

- Anthony Kiedis

Back Own

Much of the time, we're transfixed by all of the ways we can reflect ourselves into the world. And we can barely find the time to reflect deeply back in on our own selves.

- Ariel Garten

Mood Our

Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause.

- Arthur Henderson

Honour Concerns

THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour, the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government.

- Charles Inglis

Legacy Becoming

I'm just becoming more and more aware of this truly profound responsibility that we carry as individuals. And it's a responsibility not only to ourselves and to our families, but to the billions of people who still have to come in the future who will be dealing with our legacy.

- Chris Jordan

About Our

Actresses are so spoilt - we have someone who does our hair for us on set, so we don't know how to do it ourselves in real life. I know how to wash my hair and brush my teeth, but that's about it!

- Clemence Poesy

Other Available

At the end of the spectrum when you get to that 12th step, when you have that spiritual awakening we make ourselves available to help other people.

- Daniel Baldwin

Save Just One

All it takes is one teacher - just one - to save us from ourselves and make us forget all the others.

- Daniel Pennac

Goods Perpetual

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.

- David Hume

Humble Our

The Old Testament teaches us that if we humble ourselves and pray, God will hear from heaven and heal our land. And the New Testament assures us that the fervent prayers of righteous men can make a difference.

- David Jeremiah

Planet Benefits

Basic science provides long-term benefits for ourselves and our fragile planet and should be supported by all the world's societies.

- David Lee

Very Our

Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all.

- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Life Political

For those of us who consider ourselves political moderates, life is a dispiriting slog, a sorry mix of rectitude and ineptitude.

- Joe Klein

Feed Models

We can't begin to feed ourselves with a local-centric system if we lock up land in royal manor models.

- Joel Salatin

We Cannot Any

We cannot afford to exclude any vision - any way of looking at the world - that human beings have invented for ourselves.

- John Clute

Fat Indulge

Of course there is no denying the possible pleasure of holing up with a fat, slow-moving, mediocre novel; still, we all know that we can indulge ourselves in that fashion only so much. In the end, we read not for reading's sake, but to learn.

- Joseph Brodsky

Disgrace Us

No one can disgrace us but ourselves.

- Josh Billings

Love Writing

It's hard to be in the limelight and write songs that cater to fans that have expectations of you. We just want to write songs that we love, but all the different people with different ideas coming in make it difficult. We have to ask ourselves if we're writing for the most important people: the fans.

- Josh Dun

Wholly Lends

There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.

- Auguste Rodin

Basket Exports

We have done a lot of work on cost reduction, getting ourselves lean, reducing our breakeven, reducing our fixed cost and increasing exports. All of these factors help because our export basket is not just automotive but also includes industrial products, railways and others.

- Baba Kalyani

More Accountable

More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future.

- Barbara Jordan

Black Been

One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female.

- Barbara Smith

We Cannot Our

We cannot get by Auschwitz. We should not even try, as great as the temptation is, because Auschwitz belongs to us, is branded into our history, and - to our benefit! - has made possible an insight that could be summarized as, 'Now we finally know ourselves.'

- Gunter Grass

Divided Tribal

Above all, we must avoid the pitfalls of tribalism. If we are divided among ourselves on tribal lines, we open our doors to foreign intervention and its potentially harmful consequences.

- Haile Selassie

Locate Put

Museums are managers of consciousness. They give us an interpretation of history, of how to view the world and locate ourselves in it. They are, if you want to put it in positive terms, great educational institutions. If you want to put it in negative terms, they are propaganda machines.

- Hans Haacke

Thinking Times

There is something to be said for people who have to work hard, be creative, produce what they have with little - or no - means. Those of us from poor homes have the advantage of thinking for ourselves and of knowing that when times get hard, things could always be worse.

- Beth Ditto

Lives Being

But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I'm told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society... but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude.

- Harold Bloom

Want Pure

The pure connecting factor is that those of us who describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people.

- Betty Buckley

Love Want

We want to live, love and build a just and peaceful society. We dedicate ourselves to working with our neighbors day in and day out to create this peaceful society.

- Betty Williams

Fibers We Cannot

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.

- Herman Melville

Deal Being

We have relationships and know the exact outcome with that person because we don't deal with ourselves and don't deal with our issues and end up being attracted to the same person or the person is attracted to our energy.

- Boris Kodjoe

Years Part

Control and surrender have to be kept in balance. That's what surfers do - take control of the situation, then be carried, then take control. In the last few thousand years, we've become incredibly adept technically. We've treasured the controlling part of ourselves and neglected the surrendering part.

- Brian Eno

Broadway Big

Producers on Broadway approached us with an original script after relaunching ourselves as 'A Great Big World,' and wanted us to write the music. They asked us to make the music we would sing if we could, and so we can go a little crazier. We refer to it as 'our music on steroids.'

- Ian Axel

Doing Turn

We're not ever interested in repeating ourselves or doing what people expect us to do, it's such a turn off.

- Ian Williams

Down Toll

In this media-drenched, multitasking, always-on age, many of us have forgotten how to unplug and immerse ourselves completely in the moment. We have forgotten how to slow down. Not surprisingly, this fast-forward culture is taking a toll on everything from our diet and health to our work and the environment.

- Carl Honore

Big How Far

When it comes to discrimination, Americans pride ourselves on how far we've come. Racial segregation is history. Explicit sex discrimination is banned. Same-sex marriage is the law of the land. But amidst all the progress, the male-female wage gap persists, and it's big.

- Cass Sunstein

Feel Some

We have spent billions to go to the moon - we go to this lesser satellite called the moon and say we are in space, but we are in space right now; we just don't feel ourselves to be in space. Some forms of art and some forms of spirituality do give us that sense.

- James Turrell

Good Secure

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

- Jane Addams

Evils Our

Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.

- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Country Through

I am a human being. I started out with virtually nothing. I worked my way up like so many businesspeople have and made ourselves great in this country. And that is what we have to make sure we preserve for our grandchildren and future generations all the way through.

- Douglas R. Oberhelman

Could Incredible

If we could all just laugh at ourselves, in hard times or good times, it would be an incredible world.

- Jena Malone

Mountain Conquer

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

- Edmund Hillary

Some Bodies

We women are way too hard on ourselves. I don't know who some women are dressing for, but we should be celebrating our bodies.

- Jessica Collins

Think Beyond

We have to think beyond ourselves.

- Jessica Parker Kennedy

Sometimes Our

If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that sometimes our assumptions and preconceived notions are wrong, and therefore, our interpretation of events is incorrect. This causes us to overreact, to take things personally, or to judge people unfairly.

- Elizabeth Thornton

Best I Think

I think - whether it's music, literature, sport, art, whatever you want - there's nobody who can stop us if we only apply ourselves with the singular objective of being the best in the world.

- Enda Kenny

Doing Dig

Of course we are doing this primarily for ourselves, but I know our fans dig most of it, too.

- Kerry King

Misery Policies

It's easy for people in an air-conditioned room to continue with the policies of destruction of Mother Earth. We need instead to put ourselves in the shoes of families in Bolivia and worldwide that lack water and food and suffer misery and hunger.

- Evo Morales

Got Our

I don't think success has changed us as people at all. We are the same lunatics that we were when this band first got going. We never see ourselves as being on a higher level than our fans.

- Kirk Hammett

Love About

I find you can lose yourself in an acting sense in a fight far more easily than you can in a dialogue scene, and I love that about it. We try as actors all the time: we strive just to completely sort of lose ourselves in the moment, and we never quite get there, but in a fight, you can do it in seconds; that is what I love about it.

- Kit Harington

Individuals Rid

In the ever-evolving society we live in, it is the responsibility of all of us, as individuals and as Americans, to rid ourselves of this culture of violence.

- Kurt Schrader

End Disguise

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.

- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Want Seriously

Neither my fiance nor I take ourselves too seriously, and we want our wedding to reflect our lightheartedness.

- Leah Pipes

Own However

When I recall my own path of life I cannot but speak of the violence, hatred and lies. A lesson drawn from such experiences, however, was that we can effectively oppose violence only if we ourselves do not resort to it.

- Lech Walesa

Two Put

Every African-American I know has two faces. There's the face that we have for ourselves and the face we put on for white America for the places we have to get to.

- Lee Daniels

Love Law

Jesus was not denying the legitimacy of biblical law. On the contrary, He was affirming biblical law. We love God first; God commands us to keep His word; therefore, we must enforce the law on ourselves.

- Gary North

Lost Because

We lost because we told ourselves we lost.

- Leo Tolstoy

Pour Should

We should not pour muck on ourselves.

- Leonid I. Brezhnev

Say Might

We're afraid of writing characters different from ourselves because we're afraid of getting it wrong. We're afraid of what the Internet might say.

- Gene Luen Yang


We are all in this together, by ourselves.

- Lily Tomlin

Difficult Most

It's difficult for most of us to be completely honest with ourselves - we hate to admit how vulnerable or needful we are.

- Lisa Kleypas

Balance Optimize

We are all tasked to balance and optimize ourselves.

- Mae Jemison

About Ways

I always say to people that Zimbabweans are the funniest people in Africa; we even laugh at funerals. And it's true. I mean, there are so many jokes about funerals. There are so many jokes about AIDS. We find ways of coping with pain by laughing at it and by laughing at ourselves.

- Petina Gappah

Living Then

If we're all living in ourselves and mistaking it for life, then we're devaluing and desensitizing life.

- Thandie Newton

Around Some

Some people are still not into us. That makes sense. We haven't really done a lot of press. We haven't put ourselves out there in ways that a lot of people would know we are still around. Unless you tour or record, they don't know you are around.

- Mike McCready

Line Basis

On the basis of Lorentz's theory, if we limit ourselves to a single spectral line, it suffices to assume that each atom (or molecule) contains a single moving electron.

- Pieter Zeeman

Space Without

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

- Thomas Merton

Peace Because

We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.

- Thomas Merton

Small Around

We took pride in representing where we came from, took pride in being from small places, and places all around the world and being able to come together and make ourselves into a team, into a group of guys with one goal and get that done.

- Tim Duncan

Look Our

When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.

- Morrie Schwartz

Now Take

We have to remind ourselves that what we take for granted now is hard-won.

- Morten Tyldum

Father Feel

Stories can encourage us and embolden us to face ourselves and to feel. Stories can make us feel less alone. If we're reading a story that moves us, we can feel that emotion that I feel towards my father or mother or girlfriend. So they can give us late-night company.

- Tim O'Brien

Humble Other

We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people.

- Tim Tebow

Heart Finding

Everything we know by heart enriches us and helps us find ourselves. If it should get in the way of finding ourselves, it is because we have no personality.

- Nadia Boulanger

Good Our

If we're not compelled to gain a deeper understanding of good and evil, how can we make the world a better place? How can we find ourselves at the end of our lives and know that our lives were significant? Those things would be impossibilities.

- Scott Derrickson

Pool Around

You see a lot of us lingering around. We'll just stand there on the edge of the pool and kinda psych ourselves up into getting in.

- Natalie Coughlin


Sadly, black people disassociate ourselves from the things which make us who we are, identifying them as lesser, or inferior. It's a form of self hate. So, with reckless abandon, we strive to be like the majority.

- Nate Parker

Brilliant Am

We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?

- Marianne Williamson

Recognize Allow

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.

- Marianne Williamson

City Church

We all need to kind of preach to ourselves. I grew up in church, and I don't think I necessarily understood what it meant to be called into the culture and the community in the city that you're in or the town that you're in and live effectively and be informed and be gracious with people.

- Shane Harper

Some Come

If we put the camera on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, we'll come up with some scary stuff.

- Neil LaBute

Compassion Our

As we hone the ability to let go of distraction, to begin again without rancor or judgment, we are deepening forgiveness and compassion for ourselves. And in life, we find we might make a mistake, and more easily begin again, or stray from our chosen course and begin again.

- Sharon Salzberg

Down Got

I'm not the sort of person who gives up on things. The first time we crossed the Atlantic in the balloon, it crashed, and we went on and did the Pacific. First time we crossed the Atlantic in a boat, it sank, and we went on and got the record. So, generally speaking, we will pick ourselves up, brush ourselves down, and carry on.

- Richard Branson

Been Discovered

It has been discovered that all the world is made of the same atoms, that the stars are of the same stuff as ourselves. It then becomes a question of where our stuff came from. Not just where did life come from, or where did the earth come from, but where did the stuff of life and of the earth come from?

- Richard P. Feynman

Spouse Our

One of the common myths is that when you have kids you can't really have adult relationships, that kids come first. We don't think so. We actually think that we have to take care of ourselves individually. If we can take care of ourselves, then we can become better partners for our spouse.

- Nir Eyal

Work Intimate

We all present versions of ourselves. The person you are at work is not the same person you are at home. The face we present in our most intimate relationships is not the face we present to the world.

- Val McDermid

I Think Tell

I think for most actors, because we sort of have to tell ourselves this, we always say, 'Oh, it doesn't mean anything to win an Oscar!' It certainly isn't a goal that you want to set yourself up for, because then you're just setting yourself up for disaster. Because how many people actually win an Oscar?

- Mary Elizabeth Winstead

See Never

We never see ourselves as others see us.

- Oliver Hardy

Winter Other

Bill Mitchell said he really liked it. But when he asked the other four their opinions, we all took one look at ourselves in our raggedy long winter coats and cracked up. We knew we weren't likely to tempt anyone or anything, but what the hell, it was as good a name as any.

- Otis Williams

Seriously Level

You shouldn't listen to us at all if you're looking for information. We don't take ourselves seriously on any level; we're just comedians.

- Stephen Colbert

Poke Able

We have to be able to poke fun at ourselves.

- Walt Handelsman

Virus Mistrust

See, Ebola, like all threats to humanity, it's fueled by mistrust and distraction and division. When we build barriers amongst ourselves, and we fight amongst ourselves, the virus thrives. But unlike all threats to humanity, Ebola is one where we're actually all the same. We're all in this fight together.

- Pardis Sabeti

Portrait Part

'The Portrait of Dorian Grey' beautifully articulates how the altruistic part of ourselves clashes with our essentially narcissistic state.

- Walton Goggins