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250 Beauty Quotes Popular Collection [Part 2]

Well, I’ve never looked upon myself as being a beauty, per se.

Cate Blanchett

Beauty is whatever gives joy.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.

Xenophon

Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal… I’ve decided that I’m going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.

Christopher McCandless

The real beauty of it – key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing.

Vince Gill

I’ve actually spent a lot of time researching beauty products, how they are produced and how they are sold.

Lauren Conrad

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

Anne Frank

Remember always that the composer’s pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.

John Philip Sousa

Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches.

Goldwin Smith

Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due – she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

E. M. Forster

There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea.

Gustav Stickley

I’m just glad I was able to return to some of that innocence and beauty I had as a child when I started my own family, and my children brought me back some of that spirit.

Angelina Jolie

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.

Sophia Loren

That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty.

Ken Thompson

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.

Christian Nestell Bovee

A beauty is a woman you notice a charmer is one who notices you.

Adlai E. Stevenson

I thought it might be a good move to get into a beauty contest so I tried for Miss Pennsylvania and won. I think that helped me get noticed, at least by the people of Pennsylvania.

Sharon Stone

Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you.

Victoria Justice

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

Kinky Friedman

The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.

Charles Baudelaire

Just because you are blind and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist.

Margaret Cho

The world is a crazy, beautiful, ugly complicated place, and it keeps moving on from crisis to strangeness to beauty to weirdness to tragedy. The caravan keeps moving on, and the job of the longform writer or filmmaker or radio broadcaster is to stop – is to pause – and when the caravan goes away, that’s when this stuff comes.

David Remnick

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.

Claude Debussy

I hope that in some way that I can be some sort of beacon of hope, especially because I am not the typical Hollywood beauty.

Octavia Spencer

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

Jean Rostand

I think that the biggest beauty essential is as simple as a good, full night’s sleep.

Angela Kinsey

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.

Conrad Hall

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age – as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.

Phyllis Diller

The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly.

James Baldwin

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.

William Penn

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Lily Tomlin

Comics are so full of amazing work. And I can’t look at a drawing of a woman without thinking of, for instance, Wallace Wood and his amazing way of capturing beauty.

Frank Miller

Pastry is different from cooking because you have to consider the chemistry, beauty and flavor. It’s not just sugar and eggs thrown together. I tell my pastry chefs to be in tune for all of this. You have to be challenged by using secret or unusual ingredients.

Ron Ben-Israel

I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability, of life’s generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation.

Jane Smiley

Ads featuring real women and real beauty are such a necessary component to offset the potentially dangerous programming out there for little girls.

Rashida Jones

Who knows better than artists how much ugliness there is on the way to beauty, how many ghastly, mortifying missteps, how many days of granitic blockheadedness and dismaying ineptitude there is on the way to accomplishment, how partial all accomplishment is, how incomplete?

Tony Kushner

My everyday beauty routine is always rushed and pretty simple.

Cate Blanchett

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

John Keats

There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.

Charles Baudelaire

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.

William Hazlitt

I have girls who are concerned about how they look compared to models or what have you. It’s my responsibility to teach them that beauty is more than superficial.

Martina McBride

Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.

Liv Tyler

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.

Jean Paul

I know that I’ve got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I’m happy with myself. I’m not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here.

Clay Aiken

The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.

Gordon Gee

Beauty is grace and confidence. I’ve learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me.

Lindsay Lohan

Jazz is a very democratic musical form. It comes out of a communal experience. We take our respective instruments and collectively create a thing of beauty.

Max Roach

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

John Ruskin

All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty paints and when it painted most, I shot.

Ernst Haas

My theory of characterization is basically this: Put some dirt on a hero, and put some sunshine on the villain, one brush stroke of beauty on the villain.

Justin Cronin

Boxing is my real passion. I can go to ballet, theatre, movies, or other sporting events… and nothing is like the fights to me. I’m excited by the visual beauty of it. A boxer can look so spectacular by doing a good job.

LeRoy Neiman

I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art – and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.

Marcel Duchamp

Don’t get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity.

Mark Hyman

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

Leo Tolstoy

I’d like to grow up and be beautiful. I know it doesn’t matter, but it doesn’t hurt.

Kirsten Dunst

I first fell in love with music when I was a little boy. When I first heard music, I felt the beauty in it. Then, being able to tap along on a table top and box was great, but my favorite thing to do was to watch records spin. I would almost get hypnotized by it. These things are what drew me in initially.

Narada Michael Walden

A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty of nature and the splendor of God in his works.

Rudolf Otto

Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.

Pamela Anderson

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn’t appreciate its beauty.

Tyra Banks

There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.

William Congreve

Everyone has a different beauty and different qualities and I think that women need to learn to love their qualities and be comfortable in the fact that everyone is different.

Miranda Kerr

I thought to be feminine was to give in to straight culture, or the beauty standard, but in my heart I had a flair for fashion and style. They were passions I kept secret because I didn’t understand I could love clothes and hair and makeup and still like girls.

Beth Ditto

A representative is free delivery she’s a personal beauty consultant. Some people want that high touch.

Andrea Jung

It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal.

Edgar Rice Burroghs

I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle.

James Weldon Johnson

The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.

William Wordsworth

My unusual beauty tip is that I often use Vaseline to take my make up off. It works great and is good for sensitive skin.

Rachel Bilson

I don’t get anything for free. I pay for all my beauty treatments.

Jennifer Lopez

I didn’t appreciate the young woman that I was, or my young beauty, because I was so obsessed with the fact that I felt fat. It’s never good to add to anybody else’s suffering. It’s an important topic to really get the gravity and the importance of – dealing with dignity.

Margaret Cho

Beauty is less important than quality.

Eugene Ormandy

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann

Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.

Edmund Burke

At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.

Toni Morrison

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Marilyn Monroe

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession do not run after distinctions and rewards but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.

Sydney Smith

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The key to education is the experience of beauty.

Friedrich Schiller

Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability – they should go hand in hand.

Donald Norman

Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.

Jennifer Lopez

Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?

Mason Cooley

Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture – and forget that merchandise must be sold.

James Randolph Adams

Beauty without expression is boring.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The English Bible – a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.

Thomas B. Macaulay

I mean, no one asks beauty secrets of me, or ‘What size do you wear?’ or ‘Who’s your couturier?’ They ask me about really deep things and I love that.

Shirley MacLaine

Let me tell you something – being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble. Love has been difficult. Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory.

Halle Berry

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.

Fay Weldon

All the beauty of the world, ’tis but skin deep.

Ralph Venning

Italian men do appreciate beautiful women. They’re not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.

Eva Herzigova

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about.

Clifford Geertz

I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?

James Thomson

A beautiful bouquet or a long-lasting flowering plant is a traditional gift for women, but I have recommended that both men and women keep fresh flowers in the home for their beauty, fragrance, and the lift they give our spirits.

Andrew Weil

I like to dedicate myself wholeheartedly to a cause so that I have more impact. My goal is to shed light on the beauty of the ocean and how important it is for our planet.

Hayden Panettiere

To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.

Mike Krzyzewski

Integrity reveals beauty.

Thomas Leonard

Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That’s what makes me feel good.

Laetitia Casta

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft

I’ve never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there’s just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have.

Stephen Fry

I think everybody can agree that you can hear a certain song and it will put you in a certain mood, and that’s just the beauty of music and I am so inspired by that.

Shaun White

Are we changing the idea of what beauty is? Let’s hope so. I’m not the typical Hollywood beauty. Let’s hope we’re looking at the insides of people a little more.

Anne Heche

The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space.

Ruth St. Denis

What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!

Alexander Herzen

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.

John Clayton

Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.

Khalil Gibran

But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.

James Nasmyth

We say we want to create beauty, identity, quality, singularity. And yet, maybe in truth these cities that we have are desired. Maybe their very characterlessness provides the best context for living.

Rem Koolhaas

People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can’t possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.

Vivien Leigh

I have several computer companies. One of them I have a program for wide-format printing. I have a beauty program. So I have several different programs that I own for printing.

Jerry Mathers

I was amazed and upset by the looks I got just walking around the studio… It illuminates the ugliness and the beauty that exists within each of us, and that’s what this story represents to me.

Gerard Butler

‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

John Keats

Stories aren’t the beauty of what did happen. They’re the beauty of what could happen.

Brad Meltzer

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.

Charles Kingsley

I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don’t care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.

Emile Zola

In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.

Christopher Wren

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.

John Kenneth Galbraith

The truth of the matter is, beauty is a specific thing, rare and fleeting. Some of us have it in our teens, 20s and 30s and then lose it most of us have it not at all. And that’s perfectly okay. But lying to yourself that you have it when you don’t seems to me simple-minded at best and psychotic at worst.

Julie Burchill

Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow’s joy is possible only if today’s makes way for it that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.

Andre Gide

Abstraction brings the world into more complex, variable relations it can extract beauty, alternative topographies, ugliness, and intense actualities from seeming nothingness.

Jerry Saltz

This is the artist, then, life’s hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty’s miser, glory’s slave.

Tom Wolfe

But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality.

Roger Penrose

Wit is more necessary than beauty and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.

William Wycherley

Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.

Frank Norris

I’m proud that today, at 43 years old, I’ve come to value the aging process and focus on inner rather than outer beauty.

Carre Otis

We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.

Christo

The architect should strive continually to simplify the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The beauty of golf, you’re in charge out here.

Mike Weir

Most women are dissatisfied with their appearance – it’s the stuff that fuels the beauty and fashion industries.

Annie Lennox

I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy a strength a secret cup of gladness.

Ossie Davis

Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.

Timothy Radcliffe

I think Islam has been hijacked by the idea that all Muslims are terrorists that Islam is about hate, about war, about jihad – I think that hijacks the spirituality and beauty that exists within Islam. I believe in allowing Islam to be seen in context and in its entirety and being judged on what it really is, not what you think it is.

Aasif Mandvi

Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation.

Robert Bridges

Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.

George Jean Nathan

There is beauty when something works and it works intuitively.

Jonathan Ive

Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.

Victor Hugo

What I want to give in the theatre is beauty, that’s what I want to give.

Dame Edith Evans

Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.

Jane Seymour

My mom was an aesthetician and she went to beauty school back in the ’60s. I just remember watching her do her makeup all the time. She always had her nails done, makeup on – her face was ready to go when she went out. I loved it.

Emmanuelle Chriqui

I think the beauty of working with young people is they remind you of the spirit of acting and it’s just a big play.

Eric Bana

We have magnificent brains, but we use a great deal of our brilliance to keep ourselves stuck and ignorant, to keep ourselves from not shining. We are so afraid of our beauty and radiance and brilliance because it scared the adults around us when we were children.

Patricia Sun

Hold fast to youth and beauty.

Elizabeth Arden

And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb.

James Beattie

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.

Benjamin Britten

Things are beautiful if you love them.

Jean Anouilh

I maintain my inner beauty by trying to lead a balanced life in general. I try to eat healthy foods, but… that doesn’t mean I won’t treat myself now and then! I work out almost every day, which gives me more energy and helps me feel stronger. I also try to be a genuinely good person to the people around me.

Erica Durance

Beauty is our weapon against nature by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.

Camille Paglia

I wasn’t afraid of getting old, because I was never a great beauty.

Shirley MacLaine

Most urgently, women’s identity must be premised upon our ‘beauty’ so that we will remain vulnerable to outside approval, carrying the vital sensitive organ of self-esteem exposed to the air.

Naomi Wolf

My beauty icon is Angelina Jolie.

Ashley Benson

Beauty comes from the inside.

Kathy Ireland

I just try to play music from my heart and bring as much beauty as I can to as many people as I can. Just give them other alternatives, especially people who aren’t exposed to creative music.

Charlie Haden

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.

Anouk Aimee

So as I look at transitioning to the communication platforms of the future, I see that the beauty of Internet protocols is you get the separation of the layers between service and technology.

Michael K. Powell

A lot of directors idealize their leading ladies or turn them into these objects of sexuality and beauty.

Diane Kruger

Imagination disposes of everything it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.

Blaise Pascal

The reason that the all-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think.

Farrah Fawcett

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.

Richard Steele

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty – as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.

Florence King

Far from creating a new formalism, what these can yield is something far transcending surface values since they not only embody form as beauty, but also form in which intuitions or ideas or conjectures have taken visible substance.

Max Bill

Beauty is not everything!

Chita Rivera

The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there’s a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

Helena Christensen

That’s why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.

Kevyn Aucoin

Literature isn’t a moral beauty contest. Its power arises from the authority and audacity with which the impersonation is pulled off the belief it inspires is what counts.

Philip Roth

San Francisco is a mad city – inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.

Rudyard Kipling

Beauty magazines make my girlfriend feel ugly.

James De La Vega

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.

Albrecht Durer

Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.

Laurette Taylor

The awesomeness of God is that even in the works of the Beach Boys, Beatles, etc., the beauty of the music is a mere reflection of what God does everyday. He creates music of all kinds and moods.

John Foster

My wife has brought great beauty into my life. And my daughter has brought me nothing but joy. Those qualities were greatly lacking.

Christopher Meloni

In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics – an almost frozen idea of what beauty is.

Douglas Sirk

The beauty of jazz is that it’s malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities.

Pat Metheny

Physical beauty isn’t so impressive to me.

Dita Von Teese

I love glamour and artificial beauty. I love the idea of artifice and dressing up and makeup and hair.

Dita Von Teese

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

Victor Hugo

People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.

Salma Hayek

I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.

Jack London

It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.

Thornton Wilder

What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.

Joseph Brodsky

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.

Alberto Korda

My quick beauty tip is always have a tinted gloss of some kind to give you some color even if you have no makeup on.

Rachel Bilson

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.

Oscar Wilde

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.

Arthur Cayley

I’m very proud of my love for Whitney Houston. She really changed my life. She made my life a better life. She was so beautiful in her love for God, her love for her family and her love for music. She truly loved her music. She could do everything! She had flawless rhythm, flawless pitch, flawless feeling, and flawless beauty.

Narada Michael Walden

My mama told me in college, ‘I love you, and you’re God’s child, but natural beauty will only take you so far.’

Robin Roberts

Physical beauty is such a strange thing.

Jock Sturges

These women whose antics we smirk at good-naturedly in the pap-traps put themselves out there at least partly on their beauty they are in showbiz, and showing what they’ve got is part of their business as much as it is for male show-ponies from the Chippendales to George Clooney.

Julie Burchill

A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder.

Stephen King

People don’t associate red hair, pale skin, and freckles with beauty.

Shirley Manson

Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

Rabindranath Tagore

It’s not fair the emphasis put on beauty, or on sexuality.

Rosanna Arquette

I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.

Wallace Stevens

Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world.

Polykarp Kusch

An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.

Charles Baudelaire

In art economy is always beauty.

Henry James

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.

Joseph Wood Krutch

It’s such a diversion to be constantly thinking of better ways I can teach people math that my hunger is for that really, for new ways of translating the beauty of it.

Danica McKellar

Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.

Simone Weil

Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.

David Byrne

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

David Hume

My beauty icons are women whose images are self-created.

Dita Von Teese

We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it.

Hans Urs von Balthasar

I have learned that acting is not about beauty.

Vincent Cassel

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Edgar Allan Poe

Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don’t match our own beliefs about how we should look.

Martha Beck

Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.

Nikolai Gogol

My mother never put an emphasis on looks. She let us grow up on our own time line. She never forced any beauty regimen into my world.

Rachel McAdams

No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight.

Jean Toomer

Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it.

Moses Mendelssohn

I still believe that capitalism is too harsh and I believe that, even within that, there is a lot of satisfaction and beauty if you happen to be one of the lucky ones, although that doesn’t eradicate the reality of the suffering. It’s all true at once, kind of humming and sublime.

George Saunders

Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men’s souls.

James Russell Lowell

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.

Maria Montessori

You, too, women, cast away all the cowards from your embraces they will give you only cowards for children, and you who are the daughters of the land of beauty must bear children who are noble and brave.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

The beauty of voice-over work is that maybe you come in and record once every two weeks for a couple of hours and do a couple episodes a session. It’s awesome! You spend an afternoon playing in the booth, and there you have it. It doesn’t interfere with much.

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.

Stephen Hawking

One of the things that people don’t realize is that that natural beauty, those recreational forests, they have an economic development impact for the state as well.

Ed Rendell

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.

Arthur Helps

Beauty and folly are old companions.

Benjamin Franklin

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

Francis Bacon

Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.

Leon Battista Alberti

It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.

W. Somerset Maugham

As a girl, you’re supposed to love Sleeping Beauty. I mean, who wants to love Sleeping Beauty when you can be Aladdin?

Ellen Page

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.

Galileo Galilei

With guys I revere, like Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X, their look is less about style than purpose and the expression of beauty. It wasn’t just about being noticed, you know?

Mos Def

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

Edgar Allan Poe

Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.

Gene Tierney

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.

Christopher Morley

The cottage garden most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute.

Charlotte Smith

Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music.

John Philip Sousa

As long as I love Beauty I am young.

W. H. Davies

I’m not a party animal I took my job as Miss USA very seriously… Sometimes, of course, I want to let it all go. Even though I’m a beauty queen, you’re also an unofficial ambassador, and there’s a lot of pressure.

Rima Fakih

Beauty is first and foremost an emotion.

Tahar Ben Jelloun

Part of the beauty of Judaism, and surely this is so for other faiths also, is that it gently restores control over time. Three times a day we stop what we are doing and turn to God in prayer. We recover perspective. We inhale a deep breath of eternity.

Jonathan Sacks

Beauty is only temporary, but your mind lasts you a lifetime.

Alicia Machado

Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.

Anne Lamott

I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don’t feel desperate. It’s not about creating or building a career.

Lisa Bonet

A person however learned and qualified in his life’s work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

I pretty much borrow my entire beauty regime from my mom.

Rashida Jones

The flowers anew, returning seasons bring but beauty faded has no second spring.

Ambrose Philips

When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you’re destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen.

Alexis Arguello

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.

Arne Jacobsen

My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.

Hedy Lamarr

Death is the mother of Beauty hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

Wallace Stevens

But, when the work was finished, the Craftsman kept wishing that there were someone to ponder the plan of so great a work, to love its beauty, and to wonder at its vastness.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Knowing who the actors were as you were designing them helped, with Catherine’s beauty and Renee’s frailty, they directed me visually just by who they were.

Colleen Atwood

What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.

Victor Hugo

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.

Akhenaton

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

Chanakya

Rich men’s houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.

Margot Asquith

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People look for their leadership to lead.

Mick Cornett

Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.

John Naisbitt

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain.

George Will

Central to America’s rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life.

Mitt Romney

Education is the mother of leadership.

Wendell Willkie

When the Islamic revolution began in 1979 under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, it aroused considerable admiration in the Arab street. It presented a model of organised popular action that deposed one of the region’s most tyrannical regimes. The people of the region discerned in this revolution new hope for freedom and change.

Wadah Khanfar

We the people have the strength to bring our country from our weak-kneed stumbling gait in the last ranks of reason to the leadership of the great march to environmental victory.

Walter Cronkite

All the leadership positions that I have had have one common denominator: none has required that I give up my science work.

Mildred S. Dresselhaus

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

Alexander the Great

Even back in elementary school, I was a leader, but a leader who didn’t know how to channel my leadership skills in a constructive way. When I was younger, it probably came out as being more of a bossy little kid.

Imran Amed

Donald Trump is talking about the failed leadership of the Obama Administration.

Paul Manafort

You watch television and see what’s going on on this debt ceiling issue. And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing’s going to get fixed until the President himself steps up and wrangles both parties in Congress.

Steve Wynn

I’m not a natural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.

Newt Gingrich

I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.

Ben Carson

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.

Lee Iacocca

For many members of Congress, the time for choosing is near – do what the party leadership demands, or do what the people have asked you to do. If my colleagues don’t mind some advice from a newcomer, I’d suggest going with the will of the people.

Scott Brown

Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership.

Thomas Menino

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.

Mary Kay Ash

I think we so often equate leadership with being experts – the leader is supposed to come in and fix things. But in this interconnected world we live in now, it’s almost impossible for just one person to do that.

Jacqueline Novogratz

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Maintaining a positive working relationship with Mexico’s leadership will also be crucial to increasing communication and trade. I plan to personally maintain those relationships.

Doug Ducey

President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve.

Lindsey Graham

We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.

David Vitter

I very much believe in values-based leadership and that the values that I believe in and try to govern by are transcendent values.

Deval Patrick

Boone Pickens should be commended for his leadership on American energy security, and for bringing Ted Turner along on some sensible approaches to enhancing it.

Frank Gaffney

I think in any situation, so much of effective leadership is when it comes from your own personality. And I feel very fortunate to be comfortable in the Colts locker room, where people can be who they are, and they don’t have to change it when they show up to work that day.

Andrew Luck

In any leadership position, you’re always going to be disappointing somebody.

Biz Stone

There’s two parts of leadership. You’ve got to be a good leader – you’ve got to be somebody that people want to emulate and care about the other people. But the other guys that you have have to accept their leadership. They have to respond to it. That’s the chemistry that you never know how that is going to happen.

Nick Saban

Hope and change? We’re not doing that anymore. They’re doing attack and blame. And so, I just think people are going to see through this. They want real leadership. They want us to get this country on the right track.

Paul Ryan

I am deeply honored by the opportunity to lead Intel. We have amazing assets, tremendous talent, and an unmatched legacy of innovation and execution. I look forward to working with our leadership team and employees worldwide to continue our proud legacy while moving even faster into ultra-mobility to lead Intel into the next era.

Brian Krzanich

If it doesn’t have a full delay or defund of Obamacare, I know I and many others will not be able to support whatever the leadership proposes.

Scott Garrett

I think leadership is something you earn, more through actions than words.

Ander Crenshaw

We have to reform the entire political process. It’s got to start with leadership by example.

Chris Gibson

I don’t run a non-profit. There are lots of non-profits in America – in Detroit, parts of Wall Street, etc. I run a not for profit. We’re a business. The only difference is that instead of selling soap or sneakers, we sell hope and leadership.

Nancy Lublin

I realize that as the quarterback, you have to assume some sort of leadership role because you have to talk in the huddle on every play, and you’re essentially giving out orders to the team. But in my mind, I have to prove myself on the field before I can start asserting a leadership role.

Andrew Luck

Leadership does take work. And it should. If you aspire to be a leader, you ought to treat leadership as a craft, you ought to become a student of it, and you ought to work at it. And if you’re not willing to work at it, well, you get what you give.

Douglas Conant

And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you’re talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership; and you’re part of that leadership.

Don Nickles

In the ’90s, there was scant presidential leadership and insufficient domestic political mobilization for foreign policy grounded in human rights.

Samantha Power

I have no doubt that the Palestinian Arab leadership made a mistake when it did not accept the partition plan in 1947, but I want to try to understand it.

Ayman Odeh

I am leaving because I have to fight simultaneously a potential recurrence of cancer the Democratic leadership, a health care bill that’s going to destroy this country, my opposition to it and a belief that my party has become what it became – what it campaigned against.

Eric Massa

When you look at a Congress that has an 84 percent disapproval rating, that means that for the most part, the people of this country, and certainly California, are looking for new leadership.

Elizabeth Emken

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

Stephen Covey

Leadership is failing. And Donald Trump is going to take a holistic approach to how we focus on these things, and he’s not going to allow disparate activities in the communities to define everything.

Paul Manafort

We never used to blink at taking a leadership role in the world. And we understood leadership often required something other than drones and bombs. We accepted global leadership not just for humanitarian reasons, but also because it was in our own best interest. We knew we couldn’t isolate ourselves from trouble. There was no place to hide.

Robert Reich

Jamal Crawford reminds me the most of myself, the way he goes to the basket. But they need leadership.

Earl Monroe

I have disagreements with leadership, I have disagreements with the speaker, but I have those one-on-one.

Bill Flores

In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are: if you cannot create harmony – even vicious harmony – on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete.

James Mattis

When I interviewed Paul Bremer in his office, he had almost no books on his shelves. He had a couple of management books, like ‘Leadership’ by Rudolph Giuliani. I didn’t take it as an encouraging sign.

George Packer

Integrity is a very important and an almost indispensable virtue that all leaders must possess. This is especially true in the Philippine context because we Filipinos really respond to leadership by example.

Grace Poe

When President Obama was in the Senate, when he was a U.S. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. And he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Management’s job is to convey leadership’s message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example.

Jeffrey Gitomer

Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.

Patrick J. Kennedy

Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet.

Sherrod Brown

In one of my recent books, ‘The Success Principles,’ I taught 64 lessons that help people achieve what they want out of life. From taking nothing less than 100 percent responsibility for your life to empowering others, these are the fundamentals to success – and to great leadership.

Jack Canfield

In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else’s sake – to abandon our own desires and put our child’s interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.

Charles Stanley

We also can’t try to take over and rebuild every country that falls into crisis. That’s not leadership; that’s a recipe for quagmire, spilling American blood and treasure that ultimately weakens us. It’s the lesson of Vietnam, of Iraq – and we should have learned it by now.

Barack Obama

IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments.

John Patrick

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.

Michel de Montaigne

Inspirational leaders need to have a winning mentality in order to inspire respect. It is hard to trust in the leadership of someone who is half-hearted about their purpose, or only sporadic in focus or enthusiasm.

Sebastian Coe

When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they’re serving.

Chip Conley

But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans.

Peter T. King

As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us.

Peter T. King

I think the voters are going to see a stark difference between steady leadership from Secretary Clinton, a depth of experience, and ill-temperament and poor judgment from Donald Trump; that’s what they’ve seen this entire campaign. We welcome these debates.

Robby Mook

There are many things that matter much more than an editor’s gender in shaping the direction of the leadership.

Nancy Gibbs

Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I’m sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that’s important, that’s what leadership’s all about.

Iain Duncan Smith

Because management deals mostly with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, in the next century we are going to have to try to become much more skilled at creating leaders.

John P. Kotter

I think America is in trouble, but it’s not beyond repair. But it’s going to take leadership who sees the greatness of this country and who believes that, once again, we can be one nation under God.

Mike Huckabee

If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny.

Mary Douglas

You cannot transpose the U.S. system on Turkey, and the Turkish system on France etc. You have to understand the people and their culture. That’s leadership.

Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

To be an objective leader means aligning your models with the needs of the organization. There is no question anymore that collaboration, seeking out diverse perspectives and developing new ways to look at challenges and opportunities, is a key leadership competency.

Elizabeth Thornton

The world is fortunate – for the time being, at least – that it has an American president in Obama who is prepared to take a conciliatory and concessive attitude towards America’s decline and that it has a Chinese leadership which has been extremely cautious about expressing an opinion, let alone flexing its muscles.

Martin Jacques

The church wasn’t an organization in the first century. They weren’t writing checks or buying property. The church has matured and developed over the years. But for some reason, the last thing to change is the structure of leadership.

Andy Stanley

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.

William James

History has shown that one cannot legislate a culture of integrity. And yet, one of the paramount responsibilities and challenges of corporate leadership is to ensure such a culture.

Preet Bharara

It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.

Alan Dershowitz

Leadership means forming a team and working toward common objectives that are tied to time, metrics, and resources.

Russel Honore

Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.

Donald Rumsfeld

In addition to removing our democratically elected government, Israel wants to sow dissent among Palestinians by claiming that there is a serious leadership rivalry among us. I am compelled to dispel this notion definitively.

Ismail Haniyeh

Beginning under the Roman Empire, intellectual leadership in the West had been provided by Christianity. In the middle ages, who invented the first universities – in Paris, Oxford, Cambridge? The church.

Nancy Pearcey

When I was commander of Central Command, obviously we were very concerned about the developments in Yemen, the developments in Somalia and elsewhere, in Africa and so forth. But the al Qaeda senior leadership is under unprecedented pressure.

David Petraeus

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.

Chris Hadfield

Real leadership means tackling tough problems ourselves and not leaving them to our children.

Jon Kyl

With King Abdullah’s leadership and his people’s trust he can keep the kingdom stable and secure in all its affairs.

Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

Louisiana’s a very conservative state. When we’ve ever polled this, we’ve found that they like conservative reforms. They want us to fight back against our leadership and Democrats, so it’s very consistent.

John Fleming

I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.

Vladimir Horowitz

In 1992, Bill Clinton ran on a platform of ‘ending welfare as we know it.’ His political worldview, drawn from like-minded thinkers at the Democratic Leadership Council, was based in private sector growth and personal responsibility.

Nina Easton

From the very first, it has been the educated and intelligent of the Negro people that have led and elevated the mass, and the sole obstacles that nullified and retarded their efforts were slavery and race prejudice; for what is slavery but the legalized survival of the unfit and the nullification of the work of natural internal leadership?

W. E. B. Du Bois

Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf; to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Every time I would give a talk, someone would say, ‘You ought to go into politics.’ I prefer to call it government leadership. My life has taken me to places where I have experiences that I think I can share. A lot of times, we see people who are career politicians. I’m not the conventional candidate, nor do I want to be.

Brad Wenstrup

Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let’s use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems.

Pete Domenici

Nobody in a leadership level in American politics is trying to inspire the American people. Everybody needs to be goosed. The vast majority of people are not self-starters.

Rush Limbaugh

So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

Paul Ryan

There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.

Bertolt Brecht

I don’t agree with all-male leaderships. Men cannot be left to run things on their own. I think it’s a thoroughly bad thing to have a men-only leadership.

Harriet Harman

No organization should be allowed near disaster unless they are willing to cooperate with some level of established leadership.

Irwin Redlener

Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam.

Robert Kiyosaki

In Illinois, where legislators are paid $45,000, plus as much as $10,000 for leadership work, about half are full-time politicians.

Bill Dedman

Even moderates, they can see in Trump the potential to have logjams broken and things finally get done. This makes some conservatives and some liberals furious, nervous, and me nervous a little bit, because I’m a pretty pure conservative. So that’s a potential of his leadership.

Jeff Sessions

I believe that it is irresponsible, it is basically part of the crisis of leadership in D.C. to not look at Social Security and understand that there has got to be a solution posed. We’ve got to take a look at it and make sure that we create a solution so our seniors aren’t left out in the cold.

Joe Miller

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.

Jean-Paul Sartre

I think when you have strong leadership at the coaching level and you empower the coach and the coaching staff, you have a lot more stability.

Jeffrey Lurie

At IBM, if we kept our same leadership for 36 years, we’d be bankrupt.

Scott Howell

The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.

Ken Olsen

If you can provide the funding and you get the leadership, you’ll have a competitive team.

T. Boone Pickens

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.

Adam Schiff

As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president.

Keith Henson

Good political leadership for me involves getting the big decisions right – however difficult, however controversial, however potentially divisive – and then being able to take people with you.

Charles Kennedy

Why would I be willing to challenge my Republican leadership? Because my allegiance will always be to the Constitution and the American people first and foremost, not to my political party.

Matt Salmon

I think leadership is not something you learn; it’s something you discover.

Myles Munroe

I have run a general election campaign pregnant and ran Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign commuting to London with a new baby so I already have my system set up.

Lucy Powell

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.

James Humes

I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.

Yitzhak Shamir

I’ve always voted Republican because America is exactly that, a republic. You can’t expect much leadership with a Democrat behind the desk their not even close to dual efficient.

Audrey Meadows

The sad fact is, because we’ve had a failed policy and failed leadership, now we’re having to rely on Russians and the Iranians to go into Syria to fight and destroy ISIS.

Mike McCaul

Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It’s about being self-aware. Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, ‘I could have done three things better yesterday.’

Jeffrey R. Immelt

Leadership is happening, but it’s not coming from the leaders of the old institutions. Everywhere you look, you see these extraordinary, sparkling new initiatives that are under way.

Don Tapscott

Mahatma Gandhi was someone who demonstrated the tremendous power of leadership by example.

N. R. Narayana Murthy

If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.

Jonathan Sacks

I try to work hard. I try to set a good example. I don’t look at it as though I’ve got to be a leader. I just try to behave the way I think I should behave. If that results in a leadership role, great.

Matt Holliday

I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature.

Michelle Bachelet

The secret to understanding me is, I’m not trying to be anybody other than who I actually am. People want candid, refreshing leadership. And I’ve always tried to go with solutions. You know, I’ve always tried to say, here’s how we get our economy growing, here’s why we get our debt under control. That’s what Mitt Romney is offering.

Paul Ryan

Seventy years after China emerged from the Second World War, the greatest threat facing the nation’s leadership is not imperialism but skepticism.

Evan Osnos

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

Now, do I think there has to be shared sacrifice among other nations in the world who want a stable and secure world? Absolutely, there has to be. But I don’t think that America can ever abdicate its leadership role in the world because of who we are and where we’ve come from. We are the symbol for the world for freedom and liberty.

Chris Christie

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

Andrew Carnegie

Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.

Andy Grove

The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.

Carlos Ghosn

Churches need to figure out how they will address the spiritual lives of their staffs and leadership teams.

John Ortberg

Character in leadership is the most important balance for leadership. Without character, leaders have no safety. Leadership has no protection without character.

Myles Munroe

As the Palestinian leadership never seems to pay any penalty for its words, America’s seriousness about the peace process is in doubt.

Elliott Abrams

If you look at your companies, and half of your staff are not female, and a decent percentage of them are not people of color, then you are part of the problem because you need people working for you and you need people in positions of leadership who can exercise their bias and who can exercise their perspective.

David Oyelowo

I totally disagree with the premise that al Qaeda is on the path to defeat. Quite the contrary, al Qaeda has deliberately decentralized its operations – not because of the relentless attacks we have had on its national leadership in Pakistan, but because its strategic objective is to dominate and control Muslim countries in the region.

Jack Keane

The way I see it, what is going to come out of the moon activities is a respect for U.S. leadership.

Buzz Aldrin

I always liked the idea of leadership and being a captain.

Dylan Lauren

Leadership can change its mind; leadership can open its eye. Leadership can even be replaced.

Ehud Barak

It is with obedience to your call that I take up the burden of government leadership for the final time.

Kamisese Mara

The business manager was doing fine back in his office while they were out on the line, hungry. And, so they started to see a lot of that and there was, that maybe the leadership had its own cause. More so than the miners, you know, it was like a power struggle.

Richard Grimes

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.

Marian Anderson

Research shows that girls look at leadership differently than boys.

Anna Maria Chavez

What happened with Hurricane Katrina was the American electorate was forced to look at what lay behind the veneer of chest-beating. We all saw the consequences of having terrible government leadership.

Susan Faludi

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.

Bernard Baruch

The Labor party under my leadership is working to bring the Israeli people together from all nationalities in the spirit of the scroll of independence.

Ehud Barak

There are certain skills that business people have that are – that are, in fact, helpful in – when it comes to being in political leadership.

Rick Santorum

In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort.

Bill Kristol

On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.

Fredrik Bajer

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

Theodore Roosevelt

Our country needs a new generation of leadership, and I believe that Marco Rubio presents this nation with the greatest possibilities and opportunities to meet the challenges of the next generation.

Cory Gardner

Uncertainty is not an indication of poor leadership; it underscores the need for leadership.

Andy Stanley

I think that bold leadership sells.

Sean Duffy

We in the United States believe in the protection of minorities; we recognize the contributions that they can make and the leadership that they can provide; and we do not believe that any people – whether majority or minority, or individual human beings – are ‘expendable’ in the cause of theory or of policy.

Robert Kennedy

Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.

Daley Thompson

It’s really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time.

William Hague

Having served in the Nixon Administration, I am well aware of how the political leadership of an administration can try to politicize the civil service, including law enforcement.

Frank Wolf

He’s a novice, but he’s had these – he’s experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started – he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.

James Stockdale

There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent.

John Raleigh Mott

The Freedom Caucus, like many of the members, feel like that we have too much of a top-heavy, power-based type of leadership program where the decisions are made exclusively at the top and that members voices are not heard, which means that our constituents’ voices are not heard: those that we represent.

John Fleming

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.

Theodore Hesburgh

It’s a different era. Our job now is to show leadership and vision and to help the next generation of artists.

Karen Kain

American presidential leadership never goes out of style.

Monica Crowley

The main tenet of design thinking is empathy for the people you’re trying to design for. Leadership is exactly the same thing – building empathy for the people that you’re entrusted to help.

David M. Kelley

Success in past U.S. conflicts has not been strictly the result of military leadership but rather the judgment of the president in choosing generals and setting broad strategy.

Robert Dallek

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

In my view, it is important that our national government exercise leadership to improve the resiliency of the entire nation in the face of continuing extreme weather.

Matt Cartwright

That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

One of the best paradoxes of leadership is a leader’s need to be both stubborn and open-minded. A leader must insist on sticking to the vision and stay on course to the destination. But he must be open-minded during the process.

Simon Sinek

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.

Lewis H. Lapham

President Roosevelt’s leadership put the world on notice that the United States of America – with the freest, most dynamic economy the world had ever seen – was open for business.

John Hoeven

When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that’s what brings leaders in Turkey to attack Israel the way they do. When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that’s why we see the leader of Iran… continuing to build the nuclear reactors.

Danny Danon

The next thing is: we can make IBM even better. We brought IBM back but we’re gunning for leadership.

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

There is usually an ‘X factor’ that is hard to define. For HTC, I think it is our culture. We embrace the best of our Eastern roots and combine it with the best of the Western cultures where we have leadership and offices. It makes the culture colorful as well as energetic and creative.

Cher Wang

Leadership is about doing what you know is right – even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.

Bob Ehrlich

Voters go into the ballot box with big ideas in their mind: leadership, change, experience, hope.

Kellyanne Conway

As a company grows from 25 to 50 to 100 to 200 to 500 to 1000 people, the characteristics of who is the very best talent in leadership roles will change. It’s rarely the case that your leadership team at 1000 people is the same leadership team you had a 25 people.

Brad Feld

I think that if Republicans are given the reins of leadership in the House or Senate or both, we will have to govern in a way – at least put forward solutions whether or not the president goes along with them or not, that deal with these long-term challenges.

John Thune

All our lives are enriched by the leadership and excellence and confidence of female athletes, whether the Mia Hamms and Maya Moores we know or the field hockey, lacrosse and track and field athletes we do not necessarily know.

George Vecsey

Say what you will about the leadership of ‘SNL,’ they have crafted an institution as opposed to just running a show. I don’t think that’s by accident.

Phil LaMarr

I work closely with Hispanic leadership.

Gene Green

A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.

Chinua Achebe

Because of the president’s leadership, every American will have access to affordable, quality health care.

Rahm Emanuel

I made a commitment… both to myself and to some supporters to carefully consider a run for the Liberal leadership for the Liberal Party of Canada.

Dalton McGuinty

America is best when we come together with clear leadership, expertise, and the political will to take on difficult challenges and get things done. No one should ever doubt the strength and resilience of our country and our democracy.

Jamie Dimon

I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, young or old.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Under Superintendent Johnson’s leadership, our police department is on a path to earn the respect of every community in the City of Chicago.

Rahm Emanuel

In the military, I learned that ‘leadership’ means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments.

Tulsi Gabbard

I’ve always maintained – a captain is only as good as his team. It is not about my leadership, it is not about me.

Gautam Gambhir

The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.

Vaclav Havel

I don’t think leadership demands ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers; I think leadership is providing the forum for making the right decision, which doesn’t demand unanimity.

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.

Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability.

Harvey Mackay

Bill Gates can’t control a high-level-energy dog, because his energy is very low, very calm. Very intellectual. A dog doesn’t see that as leadership.

Cesar Millan

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

John C. Maxwell

If people want to get into leadership through corrupt practices, through corrupt means, I think that’s detestable; we have to take action.

Jakaya Kikwete

The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction.

Isaiah Thomas

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.

Barack Obama

Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.

David Cameron

Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.

Madeleine Albright

There was great leadership in this country at the time of World War II. There was also unrelenting resolve at home, in America’s factories and on the farms, in the cities and the country.

Bob Feller

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.

Roy E. Disney

My mom was the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School, in 1946. She had leadership roles in the law, in government and the corporate world. She was a great role model in that she felt anything was possible.

John W. Rogers, Jr.

I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You’ve got to be truthful. I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you’ve got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.

Howard Schultz

In terms of having views and being prepared to express them, yes, I think New Zealand’s had a leadership role in a lot of things.

Helen Clark

I think we need leadership that helps us remember that part of what we are about is caring about more than the person right next to us, but the folks across the way.

Anna Deavere Smith

My father’s values and vision of this country obviously form everything I have as values and ideals. But this is not the ghost of my father running for the leadership of the Liberal party. This is me.

Justin Trudeau

I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character – teaches people about leadership and cooperation.

Mo Rocca

I fully support U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and the respectful president of the U.N. General Assembly Vuk Jeremic. I thank them for the leadership they continue to give.

Malala Yousafzai

I watched the Bush administration overreact to the Clinton administration, who believed they did too much nation building, sustaining other countries, and that’s why we never put the commitment on Afghanistan and Iraq that should have been in there under their policy leadership.

Jack Keane

Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in – real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it’s going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.

Anita Borg

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Harold S. Geneen

Nixon was an awful president in many ways, including in some of his foreign-policy choices. But he left no doubt that foreign policy and America’s leadership in the world outside its borders was of paramount importance to him.

John Podhoretz

Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace.

Simon Mainwaring

The conduct of President Bush’s war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States.

John Olver

If an artist is driven primarily by social responsibility, I think the art probably suffers because, again, just as leadership has a rather defined end point or purpose, social responsibility would seem to have a very clear moral context.

Billy Collins

The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming – all these are very clearly tied to energy.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes.

John Abizaid

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got.

Larry Bird

In the U.S. and Canada, 50% of the young leadership of all the organizations like AIPAC and Hillel are Birthright alumni.

Charles Bronfman

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.

E. Joseph Cossman

The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation’s homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action.

Leonard Boswell

Leadership is an act of submission to God. To be a leader means listening to all kinds of people and situations. Out of that listening, we are hoping to discern the mind of God as best we can. This is the price of leadership – it’s an act of sacrifice. So leadership is part and parcel of the work of submission to God.

Richard Foster

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.

Mao Zedong

I believe that people of faith by and large have a great interest in the institution of family and that a family is a great place to learn leadership skills. I’m sure I benefited by having a mom and mad, both of whom were actively involved in the community and in various enterprises.

Mitt Romney

Through the inspiration of Vaclav’s words, the courage of his dissidence and the integrity of his leadership, Czechoslovakia successfully transitioned from an authoritarian state to a free democracy at the heart of Europe.

Michael D. Higgins

House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?

Bill Pascrell

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.

James Cash Penney

I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience lying in bed one morning. I turned on the ‘Today’ programme and item four on the news was: ‘The shadow chancellor has ruled himself out of the leadership.’ I lay there thinking that’s interesting, then I realised it was me.

George Osborne

Leadership is a mindset in action. So don’t wait for the title. Leadership isn’t something that anyone can give you – you have to earn it and claim it for yourself.

Travis Bradberry

We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.

Barack Obama

France, after the month of May, will share trust with the current leadership of the United States which, on many subjects, has tended to take useful positions in our view.

Francois Hollande

As the leadership team, we’re taking bold and decisive action to evolve our organization and culture. This includes difficult steps, but they are necessary to position Microsoft for future growth and industry leadership.

Amy Hood

I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.

Margaret J. Wheatley

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Laurence J. Peter

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership is all about taking people on a journey. The challenge is that most of the time, we are asking people to follow us to places we ourselves have never been.

Andy Stanley

I’d like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement – I think we might have some differences in how leadership is done.

Sheryl Sandberg

There is a science to managing high tech businesses, and it needs to be respected. One of them is that in technology businesses, leadership is temporary. It’s constantly recycling. So the asset has limited lifetime.

Eric Schmidt

It takes leadership to improve safety. And I started off the movement in my time, but the person who has done more over the past 20 to 30 years and who has led it is Professor Sid Watkins.

Jackie Stewart

I think America has a responsibility to maintain its leadership in technology and its moral leadership in the world, to explore, to seek knowledge.

Eugene Cernan

I would say that one of the things that encouraged me so much when I became elected to the leadership was the letters I received from fathers of daughters, saying that, ‘My daughter can now do many more things because of what you did.’

Nancy Pelosi

China and India will take the global leadership on climate change: they are suffering for it.

Malcolm Turnbull

Grades don’t measure tenacity, courage, leadership, guts or whatever you want to call it. Teachers or any other persons in a position of authority should never tell anybody they will not succeed because they did not get all A’s in school.

Thomas J. Stanley

The leadership of the Palestinian Authority is not held in high regard by most of the population of the West Bank. They’re seen as living relatively high off the hog and certainly not accomplishing anything vis-a-vis the Israelis.

Ian Lustick

As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine’s democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko.

Bob Schaffer

Yes, America must do the right thing, but to provide moral leadership, America must do it in the right way, too.

David Cameron

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.

Norman Schwarzkopf

I want American Dream growth – lots of new businesses, well-paying jobs, and American leadership in new industries, like clean energy and biotechnology.

William J. Clinton

As in nature, politics abhors a vacuum. Without a strong voice for more moderate leadership, the Tea Party is filling that vacuum.

Mark McKinnon

Example is leadership.

Albert Schweitzer

There’s a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.

Pete du Pont

Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency, ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. Half of them can’t find the work they studied for, or any work at all. So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

Paul Ryan

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Love for Music Quotes Latest 2020 Collection [Part 4]

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.

Benjamin Britten

I would love to do a play, but I don’t know about musical theatre. I’ve never done anything like that.

Chandra West

People like music when they’re in love, but they don’t need it as much. You need music when you’re missing someone or you’re pining for someone or you’re forgetting someone or you’re trying to process what just happened.

Taylor Swift

My love of music comes from as long as I remember. I begged my mum to learn piano for a year when I was 4; she wanted to make sure I was serious, and I wanted to be Chuck Berry when I grew up! We were a very musical family; my mum would play guitar, and her, my dad and aunt would sing and harmonize!

Natalia Tena

If it weren’t for how esoteric the art world likes to be, I would love actually to play the music in the shows, painting the music that influences me most.

Damian Loeb

‘Just Can’t Let You Go’ is a song about passion. It’s when you have such a strong passion and love for someone or something that your heart just can’t let it go. Whether it’s a special boy, girl, or that feeling you get when performing on stage or playing a sport. For me, my passion is music. I just can’t let it go!

Manika

The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it.

Cliff Richard

Even for the people in the business who are real music lovers it’s really about putting things in the right boxes, and my style doesn’t fit into a box.

Teddy Thompson

I love pop music. I love drum and bass, Calvin Harris, all these electronic things, but it’s nice to have something organic as well.

Gabrielle Aplin

I originally had opened the studio in New York to combine my two loves, music and design. And we created videos and packaging for many musicians that you know, and for even more that you’ve never heard of. As I realized, just like with many, many things in my life that I actually love, I adapt to it. And I get, over time, bored by them.

Stefan Sagmeister

I’m not going to say I’m not a fan, but I’m a fan of house music, essentially, and kind of indie, and I was always into the kind of sub-pop Seattle Mud Honey and Pearl Jam kind of sound. But my kind of big love was house music ever since I was 15/16, going to raves when I was 15 or 16 years old and not going to school, like a naughty boy.

Nick Frost

I’m basically just a normal girl from West London who speaks from her heart and who loves music.

Rita Ora

I love the smell of a theater. The old rooms and the carpet and all that stuff. I love to tell stories. Even before I was doing music, I saw myself as a director. So most of my songs come in a play form, you know, where there are characters and stories, so I like to go beyond just the song sometimes.

R. Kelly

I love music, I love all kinds of music, particularly jazz. Jazz is an extension of America. There’s no other country in the world that could have produced jazz.

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

My parents were very musical in the sense that they were, you know, music lovers and avid buyers of records, but none of them actually play an instrument.

Gustavo Santaolalla

I love musicals; I love the ballet, opera, the circus. It’s all performance to me.

Ian Mckellen

I love anyone who breaks the rules, and musicians always break the rules – in an aggressive way.

Donatella Versace

I just love where I am right now in my career. I love country music. I don’t ever feel restricted by the genre. I’ve been able to have a solid career that we’ve built one step at a time and a family. I know that I’m in a good place.

Martina McBride

I love loud music. I listen loud, and that’s part of how I’ve learned how to do this. Record softly and play back loud and a whole other thing happens.

T Bone Burnett

The studio is really fun because I don’t make it into the studio unless I’ve got something I really like. I love working with different musicians in the studio; that’s a real joy, working with someone for the first time.

Bob Seger

What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.

Adam Braun

I grew up listening to hits, and if I write something I feel, I think that’s pretty mass appeal. I’m not very elitist with music. Love is universal; a great melody is universal; it goes around the world; it’s not just American. A great song can touch the world.

Diane Warren

I just love a slow groove. I feel so comfortable in it. But I listen to a lot of fast music, a lot of techno and house.

Chet Faker

My parents were music lovers and collectors. It was around.

Boz Scaggs

I love song writing, so I’m always happy to write for other musicians.

Sean Kingston

I love slow music.

Norah Jones

I love to sing! To be in a movie with musical number is the coolest thing ever!

Ashley Tisdale

I love music more just in and of itself. I love harmony and rhythm.

Edgar Winter

Grade 9: I was too small for football, too shy for drama class, but I did have a passion for music. And so, with a mouth full of braces (and a glorious mullet), I accepted that the trombone would be a fantastic scholastic counterpart to my extracurricular loves: country music, and the guitar.

Jason McCoy

Up until the last minute, it was art and drawing for me. That was the first real and natural thing I thought I was good at and loved to do. But I developed a similar kind of love for music.

James Bay

To be in the music industry, to be in any kind of entertainment industry, you really, really have to be passionate about it and love it and persevere, because if that passion isn’t there, it’s easy to give up. If you really want it, the ambition is there, it’ll come. It’s definitely harder work than some people think.

Alexandra Chando

I just love to play and I get a chance to play with other musicians and I jump on it.

Chad Smith

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.

George Jean Nathan

A big part of making music is the discovery aspect, is the surprise aspect. That’s why I think I’ll always love sampling. Because it involves combining the music fandom: collecting, searching, discovering music history, and artifacts of recording that you may not have known existed and you just kind of unlock parts of your brain, you know?

Gotye

I hope people half my age and twice my age will listen to my music – I want it to live forever and for my audience to feel like they have a friend in my music. Music is a spirit. It heals. It’s an amazing thing to be loved and appreciated, and sometimes, music has not just been my best friend, it’s been my only friend.

Hunter Hayes

I love arranging my music, not in alphabetical order but by mood, creating playlists for when I have energy and want to work out or go-out party mixes and music to chill out to.

Natasha Bedingfield

Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar.

John Fahey

I was always in love with music, but my parents never really saw that I had talent, and it was really just by chance that I made it into the Menuhin School, and from then on my life changed. And that was when I realized, OK, this is what I want to do. But, until then, it was really just a passion, a hobby.

Richard Hyung-ki Joo

If you are a reader of ‘Harper’s Bazaar,’ to me, you are a woman who loves fashion, but not just fashion; you love fashion, you love travel, you love art, you love music.

Carine Roitfeld

For people who love Tribe, I’m the defector. They say, ‘You should get back with Ali to do the beats.’ But a lot of people don’t realize I did all the music in Tribe. In the first three albums, I did all the beats!

Q-Tip

There are plenty of actors who’ve caught the singing bug and vice versa, but with musical performers, you’re constantly a persona – which is something I love about acting: you play a character, you leave and you get to be yourself again.

Freddie Stroma

English and world music were something that I had immense love for, and to get together with a fellow Indian and bring this sound and vibe to the world feels great.

Armaan Malik

Music has always been a large part of my life, and I’m very fortunate to be able to start a career doing something I love.

Armaan Malik

What I love about Beyonce is she’s not a slave to a genre of music.

Tessanne Chin

I just wanted to be like J.Lo when I started. The last thing I want to be is a model-slash-actress. But I love actress-slash-musicians.

Cara Delevingne

Dancing and music were my first love. I was happiest at being a chorus boy.

Adam Shankman

I’ve always loved English and loved English music and TV shows.

Sara Sampaio

When I heard Elvis Presley, then I knew I had to do music. Music is my god, and is the only love that has never left me. It has always been there and is my best friend.

Ville Valo

I love film, but it’s bringing me away from music. Singing is what I’m probably most passionate about.

Mandy Moore

My favorite music is ’80s music which drives people around me crazy. I really love it.

Michael Buble

It’s such a lonely existence, living with a rock n’ roller. No matter how much he loves you, he will always love his music more.

Anita Pallenberg

I really like jazz and soul, but I also love so many other types of music, and I didn’t want to be afraid to blend and experiment.

Andra Day

I felt from time to time that shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do. Ideally, the cinema is becoming one with the music. There is little artifice involved. There’s no acting. I love it.

Jonathan Demme

When I decided to be a musician I reckoned that that was going to be the way of less profit, less money. I was sort of giving up the idea of making a lot of money. It was what I loved to do. I would have done it anyway. If I’d had to work at Taco Bell I’d have still been out at night trying to play music.

Tom Petty

I’m surrounded by music; I always was when I was growing up and continue to be. And I love music. And when I imagine a fictional world, I imagine there’s music in it for those people, too.

Lorrie Moore

I have to have music playing constantly. It creates the tone and mood for anything you are doing. I specifically love rock, and Jimi Hendrix is one of my favorite artists. My favorite song is ‘Red House,’ because it’s heavy on the blues.

Marisa Miller

Pop music I have always loved best.

John Lydon

I totally love to act. I don’t care if it’s a musical, a comedy. I just like to work and interact with other people.

Reba McEntire

When you look at Michael Jackson, there’s nobody who loves him in that family, nobody. If they did, they’d tell him he didn’t have to do all that in order to be famous. All he has to do is keep doing his music and be himself. Michael’s been a little touched for about 20 years, but somebody needs to pull him aside and tell him they love him.

Jamie Foxx

My mum was a big fan of E.L.O. and Elvis Costello. She used to play that, consistently, all the time when we were kids. And my dad, he would claim to be a singer… You know, he loves singing, and he used to sing a lot when he was a kid and at parties and stuff like that. So I come from a very party-musical family.

James Vincent McMorrow

I love making music so it’s important for me to keep doing that even if the schedule is busy.

Michael Kiwanuka

Music has been a huge passion of mine ever since I started playing the piano at age 3. Going to concerts, performing on my own, and listening to my favorite artists growing up confirmed that love for music and made me want to pursue it as a career.

Daya

There are many things I love in this world. Music, acting, and animals are at the top of that list.

Orlando Brown

As much as I love music, in my mind, photography is what makes me the happiest – that’s for sure.

Julian Lennon

People that love this form of music have loved it from way back – Sabbath, Zeppelin, the early days.

Dimebag Darrell

Though I’m getting a lot of acting offers, I’d like to enter only when I’m ready. My first love will always be music.

Armaan Malik

The U.K. is one of the places that has always been an advocate of my music and I spend a lot of time touring here. I’ve got family and friends over here, but more than that, there’s a large Jamaican community and the Jamaican culture is very widespread in the U.K. which I love.

Damian Marley

I really love music, and I definitely love playing music and getting to be a part of music.

Tift Merritt

I love to make music and stay grounded.

Annie Lennox

I love 70’s music.

Laura Linney

I’ve always loved music and held it as a sacred thing that I can’t touch, as I don’t really want to deconstruct it or be a musician.

Aaron Koblin

Music is the best way for me to say I love you.

Mireille Mathieu

The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere – in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.

John O’Donohue

I love spin classes. I’m also very big on music, so I make a mix on my iPod that’s 45 minutes to an hour long of music that pumps me up so I know how much time I’ve been at the gym without looking at the clock. Put your favorite songs towards the end of the mix, so this way you keep going until you hear your favorite song.

Candice Accola

Everybody comments that I’m white. I’m surprised I haven’t gotten more criticism for it. I’m always expecting any day now it’s gonna come. I guess I just attribute the lack of hate to people hearing the music and hearing how much I genuinely love it.

Mayer Hawthorne

I started playing guitar when I was 6 or 7 years old, and I think that, within a week of getting my first guitar, I started writing music. I just love it.

Robby Benson

You can go to see a singer and love the show, but you don’t need to know all the songs. What you want to do when you leave is go and find out more about the music.

Savion Glover

Personally, I love music, as it’s my first love, and if I ever act, it has to be something close to music. That’s when I will feel great about doing it.

Armaan Malik

I believe that tracks speak to me. Some tracks make me write certain music or make me feel sad or inspire me to write a sad love song. Each track has its feeling to me.

Missy Elliott

I’m a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked.

Tori Amos

I love film, and I would love to be a part of something that people universally love as a piece of film. Sure. Of course I would. And I would love to take acting lessons, and see that side of it someday. But I’m a musician.

Norah Jones

I’m never uncomfortable with anything I do. I never feel like I regret anything. I love music, you know? All kinds of music.

Juicy J

I love doing the voice of Batman because of the quality of the animation. The music is particularly incredible. Another bonus is getting the opportunity to work with some very respected actors who do not usually do voice work.

Kevin Conroy

Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock ‘n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there’s always a new generation with new music.

Bobby Vinton

All guys get into music because they love music and they also want to get the girls.

Quincy Jones

I really look forward to putting on a record. I love writing music and think that may be my strong suit even more than singing. I can’t wait to take that music on tour and share it with as many people as I can.

James Wolpert

My grandfather played a mandolin, so I got my hands on that. Then on down to a banjo, and I found I couldn’t play any kind of soft or mournful music with that so I took up the fiddle in my late 20s or early 30s – and that was far too late. But it keeps me off the streets. It has been a love of mine since I was 17 maybe.

Brendan Gleeson

As an architect, you have to provide a shelter to enjoy art. And you have to love art. It’s like when you make a concert hall. You must love music. This is the reason why you make the space, to enjoy music – making a space for art is the same thing.

Renzo Piano

I’d love to make short film videos pushing the conventional standards of what a country music video can be.

Sturgill Simpson

I’ve always just adored music. It’s my first love, really. I admire and respect people in the music business. You really have to work hard and diligently. Sometimes actors can be lazy and get away with it, but you can’t do that if you’re a musician.

Blythe Danner

‘You Can’t Take It With You’ has eighteen people onstage at one point. Musicals entail a larger collaboration, and I love that.

Scott Ellis

I get up, and boy, I can’t wait to paint and study music and keep learning. I just love it.

Tony Bennett

I love country music so much. I love all kinds of music. But when it comes down to it, I’m from East Tennessee, and country melodies and country songs have always just sliced me in the heart.

Ashley Monroe

I’ve been singing since I was two. Music was my first passion and I love writing, singing, creating and being creative.

JoJo

I love to listen to lots of different genres of music, but mostly movie soundtracks and music theater.

Joseph Gatt

I love dive bars, old movie theaters, live music and good food. The simplest things in life for me are the most important.

Tanya Fischer

I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank’s music. It’s not an easy task because It’s not ever going to be plastered all over the radio for the masses.

Dweezil Zappa

I love all kinds of music.

Boz Scaggs

I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music.

Amandla Stenberg

I love making music. That’s what I love to do. So I don’t feel like there’s any need to take a break unless I want to.

Rihanna

I also love Dido and Nelly Furtado and people who are really into their music like that. And I love Renee Zellweger.

Hilary Duff

When I first was exposed to ‘Porgy and Bess’ many, many years ago, I was blown away by it – loved the music, overwhelmed by the production at the Met that I saw, and thought I want to play Bess someday. But I also knew they were stereotypes that were considered racist.

Audra McDonald

Without a doubt, my richest relationships are my long-term friendships with musical partners, because we make music together. That’s what we love to do with our lives.

Chick Corea

I buy everything India Arie, just because she’s such a positive person, and I just love her music. Her music’s so soulful… I think Kanye West is a genius musically.

Tika Sumpter

I give my heart in every single session I’ve done, and I get into the music. I love all kinds of music, and I try and really be as authentic as possible and give from my heart.

Harvey Mason, Jr.

Cooking is like music: you can tell when someone puts love into it. I come from a place where there was so much attention to detail. The population is smaller in the South, so more attention is given to serving smaller numbers of people.

Taylor Hicks

To be honest, I’m really into folk music, and I love Big Phony. I like Priscilla Ahn, and yeah, I really support Asian-American artists.

Justin Chon

As soon as I went to painting school in New York, I took an experimental film course, and everything clicked and came together. I realized my love of music and drama and the visual arts all came together. This happened in 1989. Since then, it’s been a long road of educating myself in every possible way.

Patty Jenkins

I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop.

Anita Diament

Whatever my recorded output is, it’s a reflection of a general love of music.

Pat Metheny

I feel so at home on the stage, and I love making people happy with my music. Whatever I have to go through to make that happen and get that sunshine is worth it.

Hiromi Uehara

I just love music gear, I’m a total geek all around.

Hunter Hayes

If people would like to come to my concerts I’d love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself.

David Gilmour

I’ve made money, and I’ve been ripped off. I’ve had creative freedom, and I’ve been pressured to make hits. I have dealt with diva behavior from crazy musicians, and I have seen genius records by wonderful artists get completely ignored. I love music. I always will.

David Byrne

That’s what I love about music. It’s immediate. There’s a connection whether you are playing at Hyde Park or Chicago, and it’s been happening since the beginning of time and the troubadours.

Joe Perry

Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.

Hector Berlioz

I’ve always been in love with that Delta-flavored music… the music that came from Mississippi and Memphis and, especially, New Orleans. When I was 14, I was in a wanna-be New Orleans band in Toronto.

Robbie Robertson

I love the music of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu and more recently the music of Laura Marling. All these women share a strength and a wisdom in their voices and music that really makes me want to make music and sing.

Lianne La Havas

I’d really started hating music. I’d started hating all the songs, hating being in the industry, hating doing the shows. So I had to learn to love music again if I wanted to continue doing this.

Estelle

I’m such a lover of music that it would be very hard for me to pinpoint it to a particular artist.

Bobby Sherman

I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually – in high school especially – classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It’s just different instrumentation.

Amy Lee

I really love jazz, but I will never be a jazz musician as much as I dream. But, I think that the jazz music I love is there in my music.

Laura Mvula

I love my pop music.

Rita Ora

I ended up having my first girlfriend when I was 13, and she was obsessed with Justin Bieber. I remember watching the ‘Baby’ music video and being so jealous of him. So I posted a cover of ‘One Time’ on YouTube, and she loved it.

Jacob Whitesides

I’ve wanted to be Mick Jagger since I was 18. One of the things I love about music is that you don’t have to be dependent on other people like you are in the film business. I hate being dependent on anyone. With my music, I can do whatever I want. I also think it’s made me more relaxed as an actress.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I completely love playing and designing games and always will. I am so into games that I listen to game music all day. That may sound strange, but you can guarantee I’m a hardcore gamer and would never let you down by designing a crappy title.

John Romero

My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen – I love all of them. I love singing to them because they’re all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.

Casey Abrams

We do it because we love to play music and that’s what we’re all about.

Caroline Corr

I love making music and all that, but at the end of the day I don’t think that’s what people are going to remember about a person.

Carrie Underwood

I’m not giving up my history and what I’ve done in my music because I love it and I’m very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people.

LL Cool J

I love acting, but music is so much more rewarding because it’s more personal.

Drake Bell

I saw some musicals at dinner theaters where I grew up. But I didn’t go to a big theater to see one until probably after I graduated from high school when I took myself to see ‘Tommy’ when it was on tour. I absolutely loved it.

Amy Adams

I love English rock music the best and have always been fascinated by The Clash, especially Joe Strummer, their singer.

Carla Bruni

I would love to be able to program myself to pick up any instrument and to be able to play it very, very well, and to be able to read music and dance as well. I’m very uncoordinated, and I’d love to be able to bust a really great move.

Dichen Lachman

I love rock music, I love country music – I love all music, let’s be honest!

Fefe Dobson

I genuinely love Oasis, and I also genuinely love Beyonce. My body gets the same pleasure. If you like different types of music, it’s OK to say it.

Chris Martin

If I am able to carry on modeling, I’ll be very happy to, but my passion is definitely in music and acting. I would love to do what Meryl Streep is doing. Her or Judi Dench, or maybe Charlize Theron as well.

Cara Delevingne

What’s great about musicals is their energy and go-for-brokeness – stopping the story to sing and dance. How can you not love that?

Damien Chazelle

I kind of consider myself a chameleon in music. I love all sorts of music.

Nick Carter

I play music because I love it and I’ll keep playin’ till I’m old.

Jake Bugg

Religion is a huge part of me; I’m a practicing Muslim. I’m pretty much open about it if people were to answer questions. At the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl. I have my own beliefs just like everyone else. I have a strong belief in something, but I also love music.

Yuna

I love music, I make films with music, I eat with music, I sleep with music, I think with music. Music makes me dream; it strengthens my creativity.

Bahman Ghobadi

It’s really important to me that my sound is a combination of beats and melody. I love hearing strong, confident beats in music because I love to dance. At the same time, melody is really important to me because I love singing.

Manika

I remember Alicia Keys and Usher had released a song called ‘My Boo,’ and my music teacher got me to sing a duet with a friend of mine, and I remember being so nervous because I loved to sing, but I could never fathom singing by myself. And when I did that, I remember how proud I was of myself. I was 12.

Seinabo Sey

It was my love for the guitar that first got me into music and singing. Growing up, I was inspired by The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Damian Rice was a huge influence for me musically.

Ed Sheeran

Romantic music really stirs my soul. And, of course, I love Chinese music; it makes me feel closer to home.

Liu Wen

I gave up on music. I still love to play, but it’s too hard to make a living. And I think that was a mature decision to make.

Levi Dylan

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.

Billy Joel

I have always loved music and singing, and I am open to listen to any type of music. Regardless of my mood, my heart is always set racing when I listen to opera. When I decide which music I want to hear, my choice is almost invariably an opera recording.

Andrea Bocelli

Most people can’t see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine.

Maurice White

I love the incredible variety of demands directing makes on you, from the entrepreneur to the hustler to the deal-maker to the writer; to directing actors and the camera and working with music, sound, marketing and promotion. It uses so many sides of your brain.

Tom Hooper

AC/DC, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper – I learned stories of all these guys. That’s when I fell in love with Queen, which is one of my favorite bands of all time… I started paying attention to what made music good. I started paying attention to why I liked it.

Rico Love

I think I’ll always live in Fort Worth. It’s great that I can now go anywhere I want to play music, but I love coming back here. I can roll down the streets and just reminisce.

Leon Bridges

Music is something that I have to do on a regular basis. It really is my life and I absolutely love it. It’s a part of my day-to-day. So if I had to choose, it would be music. But I love acting too.

JoJo

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives.

James W. Black

A studio is like a meditation room where music is created. And a live performance is the place where the creation of the studio is taken ahead. I love both.

Shreya Ghoshal

I’m a songwriter; that’s where it starts. I love writing with someone that shares that same feeling of accomplishment. I’ll play music for my fans as long as they’ll listen, but I fancy myself as a writer first.

Randy Houser

Music expresses longing and love and joy better than any piece of dialogue you can ever write.

Marsha Norman

I have no clue as to where my interest and love for music came from. In fact, I have never learnt any music either, though I wish that I could just close my eyes and play the piano – that is my most cherished desire.

Dhanush

Music is only love looking for words.

Lawrence Durrell

I love ‘White Christmas.’ That’s one of my favorites just because I love the music. I love the story, Bing Crosby. It’s just one of my all time favorites. And it’s hard to have a Christmas without seeing a little bit of Jimmy Stewart and angels running around town.

Scott Bakula

I just love making music, and I wouldn’t want to stop.

Brendon Urie

I love Indian music very much, but I haven’t studied that specifically.

Lee Konitz

I had no idea that I could sustain a career as an artist. But, I loved music and wanted to be in the music business.

Ray Stevens

If you listen to my tapes, you’d hear 14 different ways to arrange the rhythm guitar behind the harmony vocal, and then 14 different ways with a different vocal. You’d have to really be a music lover to sit through that and find it entertaining. I enjoy it, but I’m easy to please.

Tom Scholz

‘m not saying I would never do acting again, because I love it, but there really is nothing compared to getting up in front of people and singing your music.

Schuyler Fisk

I was born with this love for music, and I say ‘born with’ because I don’t really remember a day waking up and deciding that I’m going do to music. It’s been all I’ve ever done and all I’ve ever wanted to do.

Hunter Hayes

I never watch TV. I’m a Radio Four addict. I love listening to music too.

Louise Jameson

People say, ‘Gee, you don’t really do political music.’ Well, I sing a lot of songs about how men and women and lovers treat each other, and none of us want to be talked down to or belittled or ignored or disrespected… So I’m proud to be a feminist.

Bonnie Raitt

I always wanted everyone to love me, probably because I didn’t love myself enough. But now I realize that when you’re an artist, you’re making the music that’s in your head and in your heart, and not for any other reason.

Mike Posner

I love doing fiction. I love doing performance films and I love doing documentaries that don’t have music. I love to shoot and I love to shoot things I’m enthusiastic about.

Jonathan Demme

When I was first writing, I was writing mostly about sporting events, which was really what my assignments were. I was working on the Tour de France bike race and the Barcelona Olympic Games, and those songs tend to be very big, very bombastic-type music, which is the type of music that I love to write.

John Tesh

It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters.

Helen Slater

One of my favorite places I’ve visited is Havana, Cuba. On my way home from Costa Rica, I did a week in Havana. The colors, the music, the beautiful men and the cars! I love vintage and antique cars and own a couple myself.

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Man, I just feel so fortunate to be a jazz musician at all. I have a hard time thinking of it any other way. It’s such a fulfilling vocation. I love it.

Kurt Elling

My music is just about story telling. I don’t have much to say, and I’m not trying to change anyone’s mind. I’m just singing through conviction about what I love and what I care about, starting with the very small.

Sufjan Stevens

I love music. I think it’s a higher art form, in a way, than movies. You know, a film you see once, maybe twice. A song will follow you forever. It’s a magical thing.

Malik Bendjelloul

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully – love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion.

Tony Snow

What you want is for music to love you back. That’s why you pay your dues. You want to feel like you belong and are part of this symbiosis, metamorphosis, whatever you want to call it.

Tom Waits

I grew up with music very much in my life. I achieved success by combining my training as an accountant with my family upbringing and love of music.

Zarin Mehta

Everyone has their own path in life, no matter if it’s being a celebrity or a singer. Quite frankly, I didn’t move to Nashville and tell myself I wanted to be a singer because I wanted to be a celebrity or I wanted to be somebody that people admired. I wasn’t about that. I just loved music.

Jake Owen

I just love music – by no stretch of the imagination am I professionally competent.

Vikram Seth

In some ways, I feel like I was Nirvana’s biggest fan in the Nineties. I’m sure there are a zillion people who would make that claim, but I was just so passionately in love with the music that it made me feel sick. It made my heart hurt.

Rivers Cuomo

When I was growing up, there were so many musicals you could watch. I like the fantasy of musicals and I love music.

Queen Latifah

My mother and dad loved music, were very much into music.

Jim Foglesong

Tower Records was a place to meet your friends, your co-workers or a place to meet new friends who shared a common love of music, literature and all things cultural.

Colin Hanks

While most of the music I write is instrumental, I love to use the human voice as another instrument.

Yanni

I love music videos, I really do. I think it’s kind of sad that it’s a dying art form.

Adam Levine

High school and college were my punk, formative years. I was playing hardcore, learning to be a musician. In bands, you tour, but you’re paid nothing; you’re playing to 50 people in a basement, sleeping in a van, and you love it.

Steve Aoki

I love Ray Charles. He can still teach everybody a lot about how to make great music. Not necessarily how to make hits, but how to make great music. Of course, part of it is his incredible talent. Who are the greatest jazz singers in the world? Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles.

Ahmet Ertegun

Pop music I have always loved best. But the more extreme, fascist-led examples of the music business I tend to detest the most.

John Lydon

Nashville is wicked. It’s like a proper music community, but it’s also quintessentially American. You bump into people there with cowboy hats that spit in jars and call you ‘boy.’ I just love that.

Ed Sheeran

Just coming from a musical family, I was always surrounded by it. On the car rides to school, my mom loved playing A Tribe Called Quest and the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ and then my dad was listening to a lot of Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder.

Jillian Hervey

I miss my dad, yes. But I try to honor his memory, as well as all the victims of Hurricane Katrina, through the love I have for all humanity, a love I try to express through my music.

Irvin Mayfield

I’ve grown up with country music. I love how real everybody is, not just the artists, but the fans.

Julianne Hough

I do know that country music is driven by the songs. I think there’s probably a core of what the material is about, which is family and love and the ups and downs of life, and I think that resonates with people.

Jimi Westbrook

Life is all about the friendship and the love and the music. It sounds silly, but it is. I want to have that experience as much as I can as an adult, not as a kid doing something that people are telling her she has to do. If anyone gets in my way, I’m going to get them out of my way.

Fiona Apple

The ’60s is one of my favourite eras in general. I love ’60s music, and I’ve always wanted to do a period film.

Zoe Kravitz

I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.

Aaron Neville

Hall & Oates is one of the few musical groups as satisfying now as it was back then. There’s something incredibly musically satisfying about their songs. Nothing has diminished my love for them.

Ben Gibbard

If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals, and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them, I think that’s all you can ask isn’t it? I think I don’t really think too much about it. I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

I’ve grown to love California: It’s the dream of every English musician to come here and work in the sunshine. To walk up Sunset Boulevard, knowing you’re going to make music – that’s it.

Noel Gallagher

I love the outdoor festival feeling. When I’m on stage, it’s very gratifying to watch people on the lawns enjoying the music with a glass of wine.

Joshua Bell

I’m making music for the people. If y’all love the music, y’all gonna buy the music.

The Notorious B.I.G.

It’s not like if I play in big places I won’t be happy. But I don’t want to start adapting to what’s in style to make my music. I want to stay true to my roots, to keep making the music I love, that comes from my soul. And if there are people who want to listen to it, I’m happy.

Juanes

Anyone who knows classical music and loves classical music has heard the Beethoven Seventh hundreds of times probably in their life.

Joshua Bell

I love doing music, and I plan to do it until I die or as long as I can walk to the piano.

Andrae Crouch

I have studios in the different places where I live – in Ibiza, Paris and London – but they’re not crazy studios, they’re just rooms with good monitors, and all I do is plug my laptop in. It’s a different way to make music, but for me, I love it, because it’s more connected to the world.

David Guetta

I don’t regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I’m not a great player. I just like music. Drums ‘n’ bass is pretty exciting and I’d love to explore it.

Keith Emerson

The fact that we elected Obama was a sign that the black struggle inherent in the blues and so much of the music I have loved can triumph.

Jack White

Well, growing up in the ’90s, my first true love was ska music.

Ezra Koenig

Distance doesn’t exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.

Yoko Ono

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.

Luciano Pavarotti

Only in country music can you compare an old pickup truck and an old guitar to your wife and turn it into a love song… Thank God for country music.

Dierks Bentley

All the musicians I loved growing up were men. I loved Leonard Cohen, Mick Jagger. I loved Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Even today, I love Van McCann from Catfish and the Bottlemen and Matt Healy from The 1975.

Halsey

Before college, I acted in my room, to classical music, because music tells stories. I’d put on a record and proceed, silently. I’d keep putting the needle back to a certain segment because I hadn’t died well enough. I had to really, really feel dead. I’d love to do a death scene.

Amanda Plummer

I grew up listening to everything. I have such a love for music, but I don’t want to make the same album over and over again.

Carrie Underwood

The industrial thing came about mainly through giving up trying to write pop songs in the early ’90s. I don’t think I was ever very good at pop music and as soon as I stopped trying, and started to write more the things I loved, it became much heavier and more aggressive.

Gary Numan

TLC has helped me to know that as a musician, I can talk about anything; that there are no barriers, and that you can be yourself. That’s what I love about them. Left Eye in particular helped me to stay on top of my A game. She’s one of the best female MCs that I’ve heard.

Lil Mama

I love films. I love music. I love poetry and stories. All of that I feel… I sort of get very excited and fed by.

Ben Whishaw

I’ve always loved to incorporate music into acting because I have a passion for both.

Luke Benward

I want to make music that somehow connects to the things that I love in America music.

Joanna Newsom

I made the big turnaround in the early Nineties when I started hearing all the tenth generation punk bands like Green Day and Offspring and all those people. It just made me fall in love with punk again and remember my roots, and since that time I’ve always wanted to do more of that kind of music again.

Jane Wiedlin

I would love to continue in music, with writing… but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don’t need to be blonde when I’m 60!

Taylor Swift

Singing is more of a hobby than really something I want to do for a career. But I love musical theater, so I’m hoping I can go back to it and do a role on Broadway for a few weeks. That would be a dream come true. My dream role would be Roxie in ‘Chicago.’

Jillian Rose Reed

I’ve been gearing up for this future of writing a lot of new music by digging into my favorite old stuff, and twisting it around and highlighting the things I really love.

Caroline Shaw

We have this really retro vibe and style of songwriting and, personally, I wasn’t embracing the current state of music until I fell in love with hip-hop. It felt good to suddenly embrace where music was headed, and I think hip-hop is the best at that, because it feels so progressive and everybody wants to be the best.

Nate Ruess

I do love country music.

Kesha

We love playing music but we’re too weird to play music.

Wayne Coyne

The most moving scene for me in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is the Pemberley music room scene: Elizabeth has just saved Darcy’s sister from embarrassment and confusion, and as the music plays on, Darcy’s look of gratitude becomes a look of love, which we see reciprocated in Elizabeth’s eyes.

Andrew Davies

I was just a music lover who wondered what it would sound like if Otis Redding strapped on a guitar and played in a punk band. That’s it.

Benjamin Booker

I do what I love, thank God. I get to make music and get inspiration through Judaism. I can see why people might be surprised, because it’s not been done before. It’s certainly not typical. People are always trying to wrap head their around it. But it’s probably simpler than everyone thinks.

Matisyahu

I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It’s not super-poetic, it’s just from the heart.

Bruno Mars

I started as a musician. I play the saxophone, but from the age of 17, I realised that it’s very hard to make a living as a jazz musician in Australia. So I went for an audition and got an acting job and, fortunately, I completely fell in love with that.

John Polson

The relationship between art and a job is not quite linear, but I really love any and all manifestations of art, really respect any kind of artistic impulse, whether it’s paintings and sculptures or really good filmmaking or music. I really see the relationships between these different mediums as very fluid.

Lily Cole

I love working and writing new songs. But sometimes you need to wait, to have something in your mind, and then you can let yourself play music.

Yann Tiersen

I see my fans as music lovers. I really love that. There’s no age group or demographic. It’s people of all ages and backgrounds. Country people and non-country people. I wanted to make music across the board.

Kacey Musgraves

Of course I have bills to pay, but at the same time, it’s more about the passion and the love, and I think that’s where music should come from, the heart, not necessarily just to cash a check.

Ludacris

I don’t care if Margot is a Dame of the British Empire or older than myself. For me she represents eternal youth; there is an absolute musical quality in her beautiful body and phrasing. Because we are sincere and gifted, an intense abstract love is born between us every time we dance together.

Rudolf Nureyev

I always loved music and was drawn to it and affected by it. But it wasn’t until I got to San Diego that I started exploring music more.

Andra Day

I’ve always, especially through old Hollywood musicals, loved just to watch tap dancing; I adore it. I think it’s fantastic.

Damien Chazelle

I hardly ever get asked about music. I do, however, get asked about the ‘Addicted to Love’ video and my suits on a daily basis.

Robert Palmer

I really do love bluesy-jazzy music, so I love Etta James, B.B. King and Billie Holiday. I love that they have soul in their voices – I think that’s something important is having.

Bridgit Mendler

I understand why it’s hard to pin me down because I really relate to so many things. Like, for example, when people ask me what’s my favorite music, I can’t tell them. I love everything.

Lindsay Pearce

I have such a love of good music that I find even melancholic music uplifting. Maybe I’m a rare breed.

Anton Corbijn

Once I discovered how important writing music was to me and just what a huge weight it lifted off of me, I knew that it was going to be the biggest part of my life, the biggest love of my life, the biggest thing in my life.

Banks

My main goal in life is to be happy. If I can make other people happy by doing what I love, then I feel like I’ve done everything in life that I’ve wanted. I just want to make people feel good and change people’s lives with music, and that’s it.

Cyrille Aimee

I love heavy music. I keep Flume nice and melodic, so I save the angry, testosterone-fueled heavy stuff for What So Not. I think it’s a good defining thing for the two projects.

Flume

I don’t want to be an artist, go on tour and make a video and wear sexy clothes. I would just love to make music.

Rashida Jones

I am fascinated by the places that music comes from, like fife-and-drum blues from southern Mississippi or Cajun music out of Lafayette, Louisiana, shape-note singing, old harp singing from the mountains – I love that stuff. It’s like the beginning of rock and roll: something comes down from the hills, and something comes up from the delta.

Robbie Robertson

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I’m going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I’ve learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.

J. R. Martinez

You know looking back on it now I used the fight and after the fight as motivation, to make sure I was going to be the best middleweight in the world for a long time.

Marvin Hagler

I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.

Judy Collins

When people feel they’re getting to speak into what’s being preached, there is high built-in motivation to participate.

John Ortberg

There is no motivation higher than being a good writer.

Tom Wolfe

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

George S. Patton

I’ll be honest with you: before I heard Nicki rapping, I probably wouldn’t have thought to rap myself. Just to see a female doing it and being in there with the guys, it was motivation.

Tink

Exercise plays a huge role in keeping me sane, and that’s my primary motivation to ‘find time.’

Jessica Scorpio

Well, I actually grew up in the sixties. I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice of time that I was dealt. Let’s remember that the real motivation in the sixties, and even in the fifties, was the Cold War.

Ann Druyan

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.

Norman Cousins

My motivation wasn’t really to get a $95 million contract, you know?

Kawhi Leonard

I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.

Sidney Sheldon

Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme.

Daniel H. Pink

Mostly we’re motivated to control ourselves in public. Mostly. At home the motivation is much less clear. At home there’s a bit of a lab for bad behavior. You can test things out without terrible consequences. Or maybe the consequences are there, but they are deferred, buried, much harder to detect.

Ben Marcus

People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.

Lenny Kravitz

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

Oprah Winfrey

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.

Jessica Savitch

We need to accept that the commandments of God aren’t just a long list of good ideas. They aren’t ‘life hacks’ from an Internet blog or motivational quotes from a Pinterest board.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thatcher was the motivation for my entire political career. I hated everything she stood for.

Nicola Sturgeon

My main motivation for staying in the spotlight at all is, I don’t want to just be known for being involved in ‘Playboy,’ or having been Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend – I hate that. I like to show I can do other things and take on other challenges. That’s my main motivation.

Holly Madison

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

Elon Musk

Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.

Warren Beatty

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

Albert Camus

But now I’m getting that spiritual motivation to visit Africa.

Dennis Brown

Don’t fight the problem, decide it.

George C. Marshall

I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.

Marilyn vos Savant

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

Ralph Marston

I want to build a legacy at the WWE, but I definitely want to continue to grow the Bella Empire. I want it to go beyond the ring. I would love to be a motivational speaker.

Nikki Bella

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

Jim Rohn

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller

Know or listen to those who know.

Baltasar Gracian

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.

Eileen Caddy

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.

John W. Gardner

I started doing motivational tours. I’ve seen all kinds of people, from the CEOs to the lowest executive, opening up to their fears. We don’t introspect as much as we should.

Anupam Kher

By establishing a social policy that keeps physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia illegal but recognizes exceptions, we would adopt the correct moral view: the onus of proving that everything had been tried and that the motivation and rationale were convincing would rest on those who wanted to end a life.

Ezekiel Emanuel

Meetings should be like salt – a spice sprinkled carefully to enhance a dish, not poured recklessly over every forkful. Too much salt destroys a dish. Too many meetings destroy morale and motivation.

Jason Fried

Who seeks shall find.

Sophocles

Oh, I would love to be a motivational speaker. I have pulled myself out of a million potholes, and I can see the potholes ahead of me. That doesn’t mean that I could always do that so perfectly for my own life. I totally fall in potholes.

Drew Barrymore

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.

Orison Swett Marden

The great fights with your strongest rivals are always the biggest motivation. When you win easily it’s not the same taste.

Valentino Rossi

In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.

Rupert Murdoch

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

Baltasar Gracian

To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

Carl Sandburg

If you’ve got a talent, protect it.

Jim Carrey

They can conquer who believe they can.

Virgil

The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it’s so easy to be motivated.

Jeff Bezos

There’s always motivation coming into Majors. If you can’t get up and get excited to win one of these, then you probably shouldn’t be playing golf.

Jason Dufner

I would say that one of the really special gifts about playing an athlete is that it’s the best motivation you’ll ever have to get in top shape and stay in top shape because you know that you’re going to be expected to deliver.

Holt McCallany

Google is about information and computers and making things really fast. Facebook is about the sharing and connections. These missions give these companies direction and motivation.

Paul Buchheit

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Unknown

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I just can’t get excited about money as a motivation in a film. It leaves me cold.

Simon Beaufoy

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.

Pauline Kael

Never give in and never give up.

Hubert H. Humphrey

If there was one word on a motivation or world view, that one word would be ‘liberty.’ That’s what inspires me and motivates me more than anything – just the concept of freedom, liberty, what it means.

Michele Bachmann

Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.

John Donne

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

George Lucas

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.

Dean Koontz

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.

Emile Zola

Marvin’s Motivational Moments actually started as something that was actually therapeutic for me. I would sit up late at night after my wife passed trying to adjust to being alone.

Marvin Sapp

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Dalai Lama

I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.

Hermann Maier

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Wayne Dyer

I’m actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they’re not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it.

Grimes

I could live a normal life. My motivation is only to take on new challenges.

Holly Madison

The reach of Coke and McDonald’s is undeniable, and I’m thrilled these iconic brands are joining forces to inspire local communities through messages of peace and motivation in unique ways. It’s an added bonus that they are using the lyrics to ‘Rise Up’ as a part of those messages.

Andra Day

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

Aristotle

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.

Ken Venturi

Just looking when I was little at pictures of cars and houses that I wanted – it gives you a certain motivation, it gives you a goal.

Jason Day

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

Og Mandino

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson

Motivation is just this potion to create stuff, a compulsion to express the truth of my own experiences in this life.

Juliana Hatfield

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

Stephen Hawking

For so long I wanted to win the gold medal. Then I won. I had to figure out what was the new motivation to take myself to that place again.

Bryan Clay

I’ll always use the negativity as more motivation to work even harder and become even stronger.

Tim Tebow

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.

Jane Smiley

I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.

Mia Hamm

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

I come to win.

Leo Durocher

When people ask me what my motivation is, I have a simple answer: money.

Jerry Reed

I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don’t really consider myself that at all.

Andy Andrews

In my last scene in ‘Breaking Dawn,’ Bella has just died and I run outside and crumple to the ground and just lose it. I’m bawling. That was my last scene of ‘Twilight’ ever and I definitely had some extra motivation.

Taylor Lautner

I got fitter when I did ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ I wore a loincloth – that’s a lot of motivation!

Donny Osmond

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.

Lou Holtz

When I hear Obama speak he just seems really sincere and he just seems like somebody who actually has his heart and his motivation in the right place. Forget about color or race or gender or whatever, he’s got his heart in the right place.

Adam Yauch

We talk on principal, but act on motivation.

Walter Savage Landor

Ladies are honest. They’re my motivation. They know what’s funny, and the dudes just follow.

Tracy Morgan

I’d be lying if I didn’t say there were days when I went back and said, ‘I wish I’d done this. I should have done that. I handled this the wrong way.’ But it’s always in the motivation of getting better. I’ve never once looked in the mirror and said, ‘Oh boy, can’t do this one.’

Jeffrey R. Immelt

I’m thrilled to continue my partnership with U by Kotex for Generation Know while helping to empower girls. I’ve always been a motivational resource for my younger sisters and hope I can positively impact and inspire other young girls too.

Khloe Kardashian

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

Bo Bennett

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

John F. Kennedy

I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.

Orson Scott Card

It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.

Vladimir Putin

While we somehow understand revenge on an intuitive level between individuals, I do suspect that companies, assuming that people are rational, completely miss and underestimate the motivation people have for revenge.

Dan Ariely

My motivation is to get a deeper understanding and exploration of something that I want to know about the human condition. So, that’s what I look for in the material I read: if it’s asking a genuine question about a concept of the world that interests me. And also, it helps if it’s a context that I find interesting.

Rose McIver

Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that’s always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that’s what you are.

Keke Palmer

I love my stories being multi-layered, and coming at it from different angles, so that you don’t understand the film’s true emotional motivation until the very end.

M. Night Shyamalan

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.

Sylvia Browne

If you think you can do it, you can.

John Burroughs

It’s easy to motivate a client when they are sitting on a bench right in front of you, but the real challenge for a trainer is to have that motivation exist even when you are not around.

Jessie Pavelka

Either move or be moved.

Ezra Pound

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

The dog that trots about finds a bone.

Golda Meir

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

Theodore Roosevelt

It doesn’t matter who is playing or how old they are. I just worry about what I can control. It doesn’t give me more or less motivation.

Monica Seles

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

I’m a motivational speaker.

Young Jeezy

The least amount of info actors get, the better. Actors are always like, ‘What is my motivation for this?’ You didn’t write it. Just say the lines.

Steve Howey

I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.

Dan Millman

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

Julie Andrews

One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons.

Russell Banks

If you are full of motivation as a player, if you are full of concentration, I am open arms.

Jurgen Klopp

I mean if politics was my main motivation I would be doing politics. But I’m a filmmaker.

Michael Moore

Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.

Amy Waldman

I don’t think it’s a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don’t know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical.

Daniel H. Pink

My main motivation is not to get bored. I’m just hoping I get a vaguely maverick reputation.

Vikram Seth

I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.

Muhammad Ali

One motivation for the ‘Soul Train’ awards was the grumbling that all of us in the industry have heard about the way black music tends to be viewed as a secondary phenomenon by the other awards shows.

Don Cornelius

Histories are to educate so that we understand better for ourselves and for motivation.

Gael Garcia Bernal

Clearly, unless the Lord chooses to explain Himself to us, which often He does not, His motivation and purposes are beyond the reach of mortal man. What this means in practical terms is that many of our questions – especially those that begin with the word ‘why’ – will have to remain unanswered for the time being.

James Dobson

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Confucius

When suffering from TBI and PTSD, it’s difficult to find the motivation to seek help. I want society not to forget those that served this country.

Max Martini

My motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about.

Herman Cain

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

Simone de Beauvoir

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.

Richard Rorty

I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.

Edmund Hillary

I think what I try to do with all the naysayers, negative comments, or even people that think you can’t do it, I’m trying very hard to use it as motivation and to add to that chip on my shoulder.

Erin Andrews

There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move!

Edgar Cayce

Emotions serve characters’ purposes. That is their motivation.

Ang Lee

That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.

James Taylor

Obviously, when you’re up against somebody you don’t like there’s extra motivation, but I don’t think any person going for an Olympic gold is going to put friendship first.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Chekhov understood that people are mysterious and can’t be reduced to what we nowadays call ‘motivation.’

Tom Stoppard

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.

William James

When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.

Michael Jordan

You will never win if you never begin.

Helen Rowland

If faith is your motivation, share that.

Tim Kaine

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

I could have gone to a bigger school. I use it as motivation going to a school that loved me. I wanted to put them on the map and show everyone that you don’t need to go to a top school to make it in the NBA.

Kawhi Leonard

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

I don’t know what it’s like to have a typical father figure. He’s not the dad who’s going to take me to the beach and go swimming, but he’s such a motivational person.

Tiffany Trump

I’ve always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.

Beverly Sills

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.

Katarina Witt

If the motivation is gone, then I am finished.

Marit Bjorgen

He conquers who endures.

Persius

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

Sam Levenson

My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all his quotes.

Alia Bhatt

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg

Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?

Eliza Dushku

One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker – an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That’s what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.

Herman Cain

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore

I’m a very motivated person. I don’t need extra motivation.

Carson Wentz

When one must, one can.

Charlotte Whitton

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

For me, it’s just acting. It’s pretending. The best actors are children, and children don’t do research. You never see a child going, ‘I’m wondering about my motivation here. How can I do this toy? How can I do this train? I don’t feel train.’

Brian Cox

My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time, right?

Rafael Nadal

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.

Zig Ziglar

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.

Lauren Bacall

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.

Donald Trump

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

Peter Marshall

I’m just trying to pass Tim Duncan in championships if I can one day. That’s my motivation; that’s what I strive for. Tim is one of the greatest players who has ever played, so if I could get close or reach that plateau and have my name on that list.

Kawhi Leonard

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.

Denis Waitley

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I’m 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn’t changed; it’s the same fervour that drives me.

Ahmed Ben Bella

Deficiency motivation doesn’t work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.

Wayne Dyer

How do you know you’re going to do something, untill you do it?

J. D. Salinger

For me, motivation is a person who has the capability to recruit the resources he needs to achieve a goal.

Arsene Wenger

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Maya Angelou

Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different.

Hans Blix

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

Mark Caine

The Cinquecento was an engine of motivation at Fiat. It refurbished the image of the entire company. It’s a symbol for the company, but it’s more than that. It’s a global Italian symbol, as Mini is a global British symbol and the Beetle is a global German symbol.

Lapo Elkann

I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S. Open I realise that winning is the biggest motivation.

Andy Murray

That’s everyone’s motivation: to get to the playoffs and win the World Series.

Asdrubal Cabrera

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.

George S. Patton

But what was my motivation was music, and the fact that I love to move around. I’m always moving around.

Suzanne Farrell

I have always let my motivation guide me, and that has served me well. Climbing has taught me how to thrive and created a life that I feel incredibly lucky to have.

Tommy Caldwell

In all the time that people have known me, has anyone ever heard me talk about the importance of rushing records or finishing with the most touchdowns? So if that’s never been important to me, then why would that be a motivation to keep playing?

Barry Sanders

Many are called but few get up.

Oliver Herford

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

George Herbert

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.

Jimmy Dean

To begin, begin.

William Wordsworth

One finds limits by pushing them.

Herbert Simon

Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.

Woody Hayes

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone

When we started work on the iPhone, the motivation there was we all pretty much couldn’t stand our phones, and we wanted a better phone.

Jonathan Ive

If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

Stevie Wonder

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