“Your life is your party. You get to choose how you invite people and experiences and things into it.”
“Your life is your party. You get to choose how you invite people and experiences and things into it.”
“Your life is your party. You get to choose how you invite people and experiences and things into it.”
It’s the beauty and curse of doing a daily show. Some days you’ve got nothing to talk about and other days Dick Cheney shoots his lawyer in the face and everyone is happy.
Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.
She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.
Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them.
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
As Ralph’s character begins to discover the political thriller aspect of the film, he falls deeper in love with his wife, so the two run together. That’s the beauty of this film. It has fast pace and excitement, but it also has heart and soul.
If you don’t die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.
Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder and beauty that it brought previous generations.
Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion.
I was always interested in fashion and beauty. I was fifteen when I was scouted in a flea market. Two years later, I arrived in New York. I was in awe because it was like another planet.
Even if you play perfectly, a fault of your opponent’s can destroy the entire beauty of the game.
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort.
The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful. Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined.
I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. To me it was meaningless. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about the beauty of the work I wasn’t doing.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Edgar Allan Poe
Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour it’s based on femininity.
Sometimes I think I might not have written ‘The Age of Miracles’ if I hadn’t grown up in California, if I hadn’t been exposed to its very particular blend of beauty and disaster, of danger and denial.
Karen Thompson Walker
I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold.
People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast.
Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions!
Of course, all of the software I write runs on Linux that’s the beauty of standards, and of cross-platform code. I don’t have to run your OS, and you don’t have to run mine, and we can use the same applications anyway!
I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That’s because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
I am obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn’t. And that’s a tough place to be because you’re never satisfied.
Exuberance is beauty.
We didn’t have a beauty shop as I grew up.
As a mom, I don’t have much time for beauty.
I’m only wanted by directors for the image I give off, and it makes me angry. I always wanted to be an actor and not a beauty pageant winner.
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?
I think the beauty looks I most regret are those I was persuaded into.
Dita Von Teese
When you are at the bottom, you find beauty in such little things, and goodness in such little gestures. When I compare any struggle today to ones that I may have had in my childhood, there is nothing that can bring me down.
That’s the beauty of music. You can take a theme from a Bach sacred chorale and improvise. It doesn’t make any difference where the theme comes from the treatment of it can be jazz.
I’m really proud of myself because I’ve pared my beauty regimen down to a cream blush and berry-tinted lip balm, which has saved me so much time.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
I don’t know what the secret to longevity as an actress is. It’s more than talent and beauty. Maybe it’s the audience seeing itself in you.
I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don’t have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
The only rich person is a person who is rich in spirit. I have no money deposit. I have only beauty deposit.
The ever increasing spiritual damage caused by life within the big city will make this hunger practically uncontrollable when we build here on this the landscape of our homeland we must be clear that we will protect its beauty.
Wigs have always been a part of my life and have become a staple accessory in my closet. I can remember being a little girl and hearing all the commotion in my house from my mom, aunts and grandmother when picking out their wigs for the day. It was such a good time for them and part of their everyday beauty routine.
Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other.
Marcus V. Pollio
Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind.
After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.
I learned the truth at seventeen, That love was meant for beauty queens, And high school girls with clear skinned smiles, Who married young and then retired.
Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.
I think one of the things that language poets are very involved with is getting away from conventional ideas of beauty, because those ideas contain a certain attitude toward women, certain attitudes toward sex, certain attitudes toward race, etc.
I have no right to beauty. I had been condemned to masculine ugliness.
I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.
What sort of sap doesn’t know by now that picture-perfect beauty is all done with smoke and mirrors anyway?
Everyone has their own insecurities, regardless of how you look or how people perceive you, but sometimes people give their insecurities too much power. Defining beauty is simply a matter of opinion. For me, real beauty has very little to do with the structure of someone’s face or body.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
What I find most upsetting about this new all-consuming beauty culture is that the obsession with good looks, and how you can supposedly attain them, is almost entirely female-driven.
There’s a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.
A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.
Beauty can make you powerful in a way that isn’t good for you. Being OK is better for the person I have become.
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
Where is there beauty when you see deprivation and starvation?
Doors open because you’re beautiful, but I wouldn’t cultivate beauty to the exclusion of brains.
And queenly is the state she keeps, In beauty’s lofty trust secure.
William Allen Butler
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson
As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats I am only surprised that all do not.
Carl Van Vechten
Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.
The beauty we love is very silent. It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks.
Richard Le Gallienne
I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Beauty and the Beast seemed like it all was really brown. The whole thing was just so brown and orange and yellow, like Burger King or something. I don’t think I would have liked Beauty and the Beast at any age.
I really like where Tony Robbins says that we’re all hypnotized to see beauty this one specific way, and it’s true.
Beauty can come in strange forms.
Vampires have always held a very seductive kind of lore and have always been some variety of attractive, whether it’s attractiveness that’s born of just the physical attributes that they have – this kind of ethereal beauty or translucent pallor – or whether it is more to do with the way they carry themselves.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
‘Handsome’ means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered – and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn’t hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.
I don’t have any beauty shop memories. I remember the barber shop.
Congress has an obligation to protect our country’s natural beauty, embodied in our nation’s parks, rivers, and breathtaking landscapes.
O human beauty, what a dream art thou, that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!
For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.
Hunter S. Thompson
All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.
I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars – mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
Richard P. Feynman
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness.
Bryant H. McGill
Like charity, I believe glamour should begin at home.
I mean the beauty of being a writer is it’s not like being a swimmer. When they were talking about our Olympic swimmers and they’d say, ‘Oh she’s so old,’ and she’s all of 25 or something. So the beauty for a writer is that you can keep doing it right into your dotage, and I hope to be able to keep doing it as long as I can get away with it, yeah.
The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
David Herbert Lawrence
Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving.
George Henry Lewes
I look OK. I look better in person than I do on film, which is bad because it’s how I make my living, but I am not a beauty and on balance I am glad.
To give pain is the tyranny to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
The pattern of a newspaperman’s life is like the plot of ‘Black Beauty.’ Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings.
A. J. Liebling
Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it.
King Hussein I
Beauty has been democratised. No longer the preserve of movie stars and models but available to all. But while the invitation to beauty is welcomed, it has become not so much an option as an imperative.
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
H. G. Wells
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Everybody know, I don’t do no promoting. I don’t ever have to promote nothing, that’s the beauty of Lil Wayne.
The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one’s own even more, one’s own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
Katherine Anne Porter
Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea.
Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation, the surface, there is a human being. And that has to emerge.
Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you’ve lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren’t too bad, what more do you need?
Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
Part of the beauty of the show in a way is that he’s not perfect, but you can always count on him to do the right thing in a pinch. That’s why he inspires people and inspires me.
I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.
Bracketing has turned all my experiences, remembered and present, into a gallery of miracles where I wander around dazzled by the beauty of events I cannot explain.
Black beauty – he’s a dark horse.
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.
I envy the sensibility in Europe, appreciating beauty in women as they age. I’m going to go that way. I might dye my gray hair for a bit, but beyond that the buck stops. I’m not having any work done.
Poetry a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
The beauty of this country and what people participate in is the competitive nature that we allow to exist and the fact is that we are better because we have great competitors.
Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.
It is conventional to call ‘monster’ any blending of dissonant elements. I call ‘monster’ every original inexhaustible beauty.
And at five o’clock in the morning we left to drive to Old Tucson, and I sat with my mouth open in the van. I was stunned by the beauty of that country.
I remember reminding myself that beauty is an opinion, not a fact. And it has always made me feel better.
Thanks to capitalism, the importance placed on beauty has never been so manipulated. We are the guinea pigs force-fed ads that tell us how pathetic we are: that we will never be loved, happy or valuable unless we have the body, the face, the hair, even the personality that will apparently be ours, if only we buy their products.
Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Beauty is power a smile is its sword.
For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It’s below the radar. The beauty of it is that you’re not supposed to always know. It’s subterranean.
Billie Joe Armstrong
Beauty can’t amuse you, but brainwork – reading, writing, thinking – can.
Helen Gurley Brown
I had a lot of resentment for a while toward Kim Novak. But I don’t mind her anymore. She’s okay. We’ve become friends. I even asked her before this trip for some beauty tips.
I really wanted there to be something in my life that I enjoy just for the beauty of it.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
There’s one more thing I want to say. It’s a touchy subject. Black beauty. Black sensuality. We live in a culture where the beauty of black people isn’t always as celebrated as other types. I’d like to help change that if I can!
I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty – a sunken beauty.
Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.
My daily beauty regimen consists of washing my face before bed and putting on moisturizer.
The beauty of having a producer is that you have someone who says, You’re finished.
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn’t mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perfect health, like perfect beauty, is a rare thing and so, it seems, is perfect disease.
Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty.
So, we just kind of created our own thing and that’s part of the beauty of Athens: is that it’s so off the map and there’s no way you could ever be the East Village or an L.A. scene or a San Francisco scene, that it just became its own thing.
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For all of nature’s wonder and beauty, it is also hostile and unpredictable.
Beauty has a lot to do with character.
Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.
Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
I am not fighting for success, just to get more beauty out of myself and share it with more people.
I think beauty comes from within, and society paints a ridiculous picture.
All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.
There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.
H. R. Giger
Every performance is different. That’s the beauty of it.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases it will never pass into nothingness.
No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.
Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home.
What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides.
My daily beauty regimen is definitely always in the mornings, and at night, always washing my face with a basic cleanser. I also use a moisturizer with SPF to follow up.
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding.
Gian Carlo Menotti
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
I really believe that beauty comes from health – sensible eating and exercise.
Dita Von Teese
But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.
Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably don’t have that many good years left in me.
The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
You don’t know what the Chinese expect in the way of beauty. The presentation is just a farce. You come into a room filled with 50 people and they don’t talk to you. There’s very little interaction.
I do not see any beauty in self-restraint.
But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life – namely, Beauty.
We have to get back to the beauty of just being alive in this present moment.
I was always anti-marriage. I didn’t understand monogamy. I couldn’t figure out how that could last. And then I met Bryn and I started to understand the beauty of constancy and history and change and going on the roller coaster with someone – of having a partner in life.
The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one’s soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive – you are leaking.
I love my beauty. It’s not my fault.
I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That’s where my heart lies.
Being nerdy just means being passionate about something, including everyone – the coolest people on Earth are passionate and therefore nerdy about something whatever it is, whether it’s sports, or gaming, or technology, or fashion, or beauty, or food, or whatever.
There’s no such thing is aging, but maturing and knowledge. It’s beautiful, I call that beauty.
I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.
When the soul looks out of its body, it should see only beauty in its path. These are the sights we must hold in mind, in order to move to a higher place.
We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature’s greatest healers.
Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos.
Beauty is only skin deep.
I’ve developed into quite a swan. I’m one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older until I drop dead of beauty.
You may keep your beauty and your health, unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you, by using them ill.
When I say that human beings are just gene machines, one shouldn’t put too much emphasis on the word ‘just.’ There is a very great deal of complication, and indeed beauty in being a gene machine.
Latin life is rich with warmth, family values and history. I want to bring that beauty into American homes.
Lila can’t be a model until she’s at least 21. She is already a mini-me – it is scary. She already has her own beauty kit.
Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a ‘universal’ without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.
Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain.
My everyday job is about superficial beauty, but when I’m not working I prefer to work on my inner beauty – I read a lot, I try to learn.
For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide.
The perception of beauty is a moral test.
Henry David Thoreau
Beauty is not something you can count on. Usually, when people say you are beautiful, it is when there is a harmony between the inside and the outside.
Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!
Henry David Thoreau
So every creative act strives to attain an absolute status it longs to create a world of beauty to triumph over chaos and convert it to order.
Rowan D. Williams
Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
George Henry Lewes
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
I think the 1970s will always be the decade for me. Obviously, I grew up in that era, but the beauty standard was touchable, kissable.
But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
The beauty of a main title is that you establish your main theme and maybe a bit of your secondary theme. You plant the seed that you’re going to go water later in the score. And so, having that removed just made it so much more difficult.
Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
Here in L.A. the standard of beauty is kind of ridiculous. I want to be doing this when I’m in my fifties and sixties and this isn’t what I’m going to look like.
In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.
It’s how you look at beauty. Is it only an outward appearance with hair and makeup and a hot body, or is it something deeper than that?
Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty?
Anna Katharine Green
Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.
Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I know it sounds a bit corny, but I do think that beauty and sexiness come from within.
Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature ever nominated for best picture.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
There’s a sadness to the human condition that I think music is good for. It gives a counterpoint to the visual beauty, and adds depth to pictures that they wouldn’t have if the music wasn’t there.
Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul.
I have a fantastic wife, and not only in terms of external beauty. Her priority and mine is our children. That is our choice.
Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.
I always say beauty is only sin deep.
Hector Hugh Munro
There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler, not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty, a joy forever.
Often, the roles I’m offered in England are melancholic women who are filled with regret for the past, regret for their fading beauty.
Kristin Scott Thomas
My work is not about ‘form follows function,’ but ‘form follows beauty’ or, even better, ‘form follows feminine.’
Oh who can tell the range of joy or set the bounds of beauty?
If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again.
The beauty of having short hair is that I actually can wash and style it at home!
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Women are so unforgiving of themselves. We don’t recognize our own beauty because we’re too busy comparing ourselves to other people.
In prison, inmates sometimes use Cheetos and grape juice as makeup. I wouldn’t use that beauty regimen around Britney Spears – she might lick your face off!
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.
I was kind of a jock in school. Beauty wasn’t something I spent a lot of time on.
Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Beauty is only skin deep, but it’s a valuable asset if you’re poor or haven’t any sense.
I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us, the beauty of nature, the beauty of human beings.
Ella R. Bloor
Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty’s sake and pulls it down to earth.
It’s a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I’d be rotten to the core.
What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects.
We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty, from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee River to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
I’ve always thought of beauty therapy, ‘alternative’ treatments and the like as the female equivalent of brothels – for essentially self-deceiving people who feel a bit hollow and have to pay to be touched.
I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China.
I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.
Julia Margaret Cameron
You don’t have to save the world, but you can be in the world-that’s where the beauty comes from.
My beauty secret is absolutely no sun.
A women’s greatest asset is her beauty.
It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people.
I’m not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands.
I always say you can never be extravagant with beauty. Beauty is God made real. Beauty is life.
Enhance and intensify one’s vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Abby Johnson has agreed to become Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity, reflecting a further step forward in our leadership succession plan. Abby will retain her role of President, and I will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.
Edward Johnson, III
At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.
World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century.
If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man’s greatest asset.
Harvey S. Firestone
True leadership isn’t about having an idea. It’s about having an idea and recruiting other people to execute on this vision.
But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
William Julius Wilson
I think leadership is most effective when it’s your own personality. But I feel like it’s a natural progression as a quarterback, as well.
Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can’t be angry all day.
Vicente del Bosque
My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills.
Frederick W. Smith
I grew up in a household that revered building businesses. It wasn’t thinking about leadership; it was more about building something. To build something, you ultimately have to lead.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Donald Trump’s leadership, decision-making and problem solving will restore America’s role as the undeniable and unquestioned world leader.
Michael T. Flynn
In the long run, we need to build a leadership force of people. We have a whole strategy around not only providing folks with the foundational experience during their two years with us, but also then accelerating their leadership in ways that is strategic for the broader education reform movement.
America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.
Leadership is one of sports’ intangibles. Guys can score, guys can fight, guys can skate faster than anybody else. But not everybody can say, ‘Follow me.’
I worked hard at whatever task I was given and embraced leadership opportunities, whether as a crossing guard, an altar boy, or a general.
Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society.
What I’ve really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.
I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for mediocrity.
We shouldn’t be debating whether to deal with the current code by allowing it to be extended or not. We should have a president who shows leadership and comes to Congress and says: ‘You know what? We need to reform this whole tax code.’
Different times need different types of leadership.
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
Queen Elizabeth II
We have a country to turn around. This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.
Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world.
If we’re going to see sustainable results from all the other investments we’re making in education, we need to build leadership capacity in each and every country.
Not everybody is created equal, and it’s important for companies to identify those high potentials and treat them differently, accelerate their development and pay them more. That process is so incredibly important to developing first-class leadership in a company.
Anne M. Mulcahy
It’s not easy for an entrepreneur to find the time to blog. But for those who do it, it is a great tool to communicate with the various stakeholders in their business and build a reputation for thought leadership.
The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
J. Paul Getty
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Even after such milestones as Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar, there still seem to be few women in leadership roles.
I’ll practice as good as I can, but I know that I play even better, with the qualities I have – leadership, my ability to make something happen in games, winning.
We’ve been sitting at the compromise table for a long time. We’re just waiting for that cold chair to be warmed up by the Republican leadership. They still have time to do the right thing and be responsible. They just seem to be moving further and further away from it.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Digitas is a company that’s very rapidly changing – the digital world changes every day. It’s important we hire people who are curious about what’s going on and who are willing to learn and want to learn. I look for core leadership traits.
I think to be a great quarterback, you have to have a great leadership, great attention to detail, and a relentless competitive nature. And that’s what I try to bring to the table, and I have a long way to go. I’m still learning, and I’m still on a constant quest for knowledge.
Floor time is valuable. Our leadership isn’t going to bring something up that’s going to take up floor time and not be successful.
The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church.
Intelligence we gathered at the time indicated that this was in fact leadership and we struck the leadership.
The current leadership of the Labor party react to the idea that working-class students might study the subjects they studied with the same horror that the Earl of Grantham showed when a chauffeur wanted to marry his daughter.
In the end, leadership comes down to consistency and strong, confident action upon which the team can rely – and this doesn’t mean imposing a bunch of rules.
Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Harold S. Geneen
In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, ‘Thanks.’
President Bush offers the American people an optimistic vision and a clear choice in November. The President has provided steady leadership in remarkably changing times. He knows exactly where he wants to lead this country, and he has complete confidence in the American people.
We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not.
Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
This obsession with leadership… It’s not neutral; it’s American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it’s killing American companies.
I’d like to believe that achieving a leadership position is all about competency, capability and ambition, so I try not to distinguish between the sexes when it comes to giving career advice.
Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.
Lead yourself whenever your boss’ leadership deteriorates. When your boss doesn’t praise what you do, praise yourself. When your boss doesn’t make you big, make yourself big. Remember, if you have done your best, failure does not count.
Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts; I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization.
Kellyanne is the first female campaign manager of any major party to win a presidential general election. In her position, Kellyanne will continue her role as a close adviser to the president-elect and will work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the administration’s legislative priorities and actions.
Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. As people have been noting for years, the majority of strategic initiatives that are driven from the top are marginally effective – at best.
Stubbornness is a positive quality of presidential leadership – if you’re right about what you’re stubborn about.
The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president.
David Herbert Donald
The biggest novelty of 2013 will be new leadership in China. Very little is known about the views of the new leaders – who will rule the country for ten years. But we do know they’re the first generation of Chinese leaders who have spent the majority of their lives in a China ‘opening up’ to the rest of the world.
Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
What’s missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago – isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?
Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.
John C. Maxwell
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
I’m a pragmatist. I think, as a woman, you have to be more careful. You have to be more communal, you have to say yes to more things than men, you have to worry about things that men don’t have to worry about. But once we get enough women into leadership, we can break stereotypes down. If you lead, you get to decide.
When placed in command, take charge.
I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes.
I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for.
The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don’t grow vertically; they grow exponentially.
When Xi Jinping came to power, there were a series of hints that market-based capitalism would be allowed to move forward under his leadership. At the first real threat, they’ve fallen over themselves to impose government control.
I don’t think one party has a bad vision over the other party. I have no doubts that every Indian and every Indian political leadership would like to see this country get to a much better level. We would all like to see inclusive growth.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S Truman
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
W. Clement Stone
You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.
Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them.
This is about systemic, institutional corruption, not personality. To ask the Democratic leadership to clean things up would be like asking the old Soviet bureaucracy under Brezhnev to reform itself. It ain’t going to happen.
The nation’s chronic weakness is its political system, which is nearing dysfunction. If the U.S. can elect better political leadership, it should be able to manage problems better than most competitors.
Scott Walker has provided some really excellent leadership in Wisconsin.
The federal government needs a strategic approach that includes strong leadership and the ability to manage weather related risks. The challenge of developing such an approach is complex: It must not only encompass all levels of government but must also be developed in a bipartisan manner.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
Leadership is a mindset that shifts from being a victim to creating results. Any one of us can demonstrate leadership in our work and within our lives.
Robin S. Sharma
Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs.
Ron D. Burton
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt.
I look forward to working with our leadership team to advance the causes of smaller government, lower taxes, eliminating terrorism, and providing affordable health care, among other issues.
I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I’ve been a Democrat, I’ve been a Republican, and I eventually became an independent because I don’t believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership.
Sena under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray has failed. It is a party on the decline, and that decline started the day Maharashtra Navnirman Sena was formed.
Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.
Sitting at a candidate rally is similar to sitting in a ballyard. Both give you the opportunity to assess the technical metrics and reflect on the intangibles – what baseball calls ‘make up’ and politics calls ‘character’ – the leadership, talent and maturity to add value to a venture.
We need leadership. We don’t need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.
One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.
I fell in love with the topic of leadership. For three decades, that has been a major focus of my hands-on work: listening to and working with leaders, their teams and their organizations.
I parted ways with the Congress, a party that I served for so many years, because its leadership constantly humiliated me by ignoring my talent both as a leader and an administrator.
Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
In an age when stagecraft, gauzy themes, and sound-bites have too often been substituted for leadership, Bill Clinton as a candidate made it essential to campaigning to take the specifics of governance seriously. Practical solutions were ‘in;’ ideology was ‘out.’
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
We need fresh, new leadership with bold ideas and a new approach to get more people back to work with quality jobs and restored dignity in the lives of our Utahns.
We design our own programmes; we take leadership. Of course the donors come in to support us, to complement our efforts. Our responsibility to the donors is about accountability: about how we use that money. If somebody gives you his money, definitely he will be interested in knowing how you spend the money.
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
Leadership can’t be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can’t fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
I never get bored talking about themes dealing with ambition, leadership and what it means to be an American. I love that stuff. I just love it. I’ve loved it ever since I was on ‘The West Wing.’
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Leadership is… to make sure you never limit the idea or opportunity.
Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.
America somehow thinks that leadership relates to governance, and it certainly does. But society is much bigger than governance, and some of the truly great leadership of our society is outside the governance arena.
I believe the United States is very sick financially and might not survive another four years of Obama-style leadership.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
The cost of leadership is self-interest.
Donald Trump was not asked by the leadership to change. And there’s no reason for him to change. He’s just won the primary process with a record number of votes, beating a field of 16 qualified candidates. So, there’s no reason for Donald Trump to change.
I think a captain is someone who captains on the cricket field but, most of the leadership that happens is off the cricket field. It’s very easy to captain people on the cricket field, but if you can start leading them off the cricket field, and show them that trust, what you have in them.
Evangelicals overwhelmingly voted for Ronald Reagan – not because he was the most religious candidate, but he possessed the quality evangelicals felt like was most important, and that is leadership.
I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership.
We do need an attitude of leadership in our government which demonstrates faith in major population centres outside of Perth.
One of the problems in the biotech world is the lack of women in leadership roles, and I’d like to see that change by walking the walk.
But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. 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.
I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even know you were supposed to have one.
John C. Maxwell
I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.
Michael D. Higgins
Leadership is about being a servant first.
Individual and corporate support is vital to building on London’s leadership in the arts, and I hope others will join me in wanting to build on the National’s role at the heart of modern theatre and sustaining it long into the future.
I do think the U.S. has a moral and political leadership role to play.
ISIS has leadership, just like al Qaeda has leadership. It’s important to be able to eliminate the individuals that are leading the organization.
I have always had confidence in our front line F.B.I. personnel as well as the F.B.I. leadership.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
The President’s speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
Republicans working in leadership and the trenches are largely old, white, male, out-of-touch, out of ideas, technology averse, and living in the past.
We’re trained to see the world in terms of charismatic organizations and charismatic people. That’s who we look to for leadership and change, for transformation. We’re awaiting the next J.F.K., the next Martin Luther King, the next Gandhi, the next Nelson Mandela.
I’ve said I’ll stand for a full second term, but I think after that it will be time for new leadership. Terms are like Shredded Wheat – two are wonderful but three might just be too many.
Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
You won’t hear the leadership in the Republican Party admit it, but there are many in the House and Senate who know that illegal immigration has to be stopped and legal immigration has to be reduced. We are giving away the country so a few very rich people can get richer.
One thing we’ve talked a lot about, even in the first leadership meeting, was, what’s the purpose of our leadership team? The framework we came up with is the notion that our purpose is to bring clarity, alignment and intensity.
I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you. So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the 62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.
One civilization after another has been wrecked upon the attempt to secure sufficient leadership from a single group or class.
I define leadership as: Emotionally, you own your business. You own it with passion. And you either have or you don’t have an economic investment. But when you have all three of those, you are the boss from Day One, and you care every single day more than anyone.
I’ve been the co-chair of the Non-Partisan Women’s Caucus and vice-chair for several years, taking a leadership role in this women’s organization.
This – the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery.
I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this – Tito and Mao Tse-tung.
The thing I’m most focused on today is, how am I maximizing the effectiveness of the leadership team, and what am I doing to nurture it?
The House has passed several bipartisan bills to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to secure a good job to provide for their families. All of these jobs bills deserve the support of our Senators and a strong show of leadership from the president.
We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq.
We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.
George W. Romney
This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.
Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama’s leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter what the project.
When the world lacks muscular and wise American leadership, it devolves into total chaos, which, in turn, produces unspeakable evils.
But I think Steve’s main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He’s a perfectionist. Good enough isn’t good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.
It’s not as if our party has a leadership campaign underway.
Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents.
Leadership demands that we make tough choices.
I think most Americans understand that we went through a period in which American leadership was judged quite critically internationally.
Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That’s not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That’s not leadership. That’s abandoning our middle class.
I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.
The average American is more focused on leadership than likeability. And more focused on qualifications than quality of speakership.
I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor.
This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception.
In fair weather prepare for foul.
Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
What happens with a lot of leaders is that their leadership style is like ADD; they are all over the place with different ideas. They could be driving one idea forward but then move on to something else too soon.
The fact is, when it comes to economic leadership, the Republicans have nothing to brag about. This isn’t what the American people want. They want to see progress that works for them.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Strong convictions precede great actions.
James Freeman Clarke
For many years, Myanmar’s leadership was largely shut out from the world of international diplomacy.
Leadership does matter.
We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let’s reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.
Absolutely the United States should lead in space, for the survival of the United States. It’s inspiring for the next generation. If we lose leadership, then we’ll be using Chinese capability to inspire Americans.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.
Women in leadership cannot cry without raising a storm of commentary.
Madeleine M. Kunin
Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
David Joseph Schwartz
Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days.
The bottom line is, I hear my donors, I hear our base out there, I hear the leadership. And we’re taking steps to make sure that we’re even more – how shall we say it – fiscally conservative in our spending and certainly making sure the dollars are there when it’s time to run our campaigns.
There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood.
Sheri L. Dew
When I was growing up, we were taught in school that North Koreans, and especially the North Korean leadership, were all devils.
The government, under my leadership, will act to implement the rule of law and to maintain the independence of the judicial system, which is one of the pillars of maintaining a democratic system.
I think Caesar is one of the most empathetic characters that I’ve played. I think that’s the key to a successful leadership. Being able to keep your ears open at all times.
I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, ‘Where am I needed most?’
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.
Good leadership is to know when to go, and you only succeed as a good leader if you’ve transported someone else in and the company gets stronger. Then you’ve succeeded as leader.
Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation’s conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership.
James MacGregor Burns
In government, our chief executives have been lawyers. The great majority of our cabinets and congresses are and have been men trained in the law. They have provided the leadership and the statecraft and the store of strength when it was needed.
So I think that our foreign policy, the president’s strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset.
Women account for about 70% of Africa’s food production and manage a large proportion of small enterprises. They are also increasingly represented in legislative and executive leadership positions.
Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.
Going back to the moon is not visionary in restoring space leadership for America. Like its Apollo predecessor, it will prove to be a dead end littered with broken spacecraft, broken dreams and broken policies.
Within the narrow confines of Permanent Washington – the journalists, lobbyists, and congressional lifers who are the city’s avatars of centrism and continuity – Ford is considered the beau ideal of American leadership.
When it comes to serious cuts to major programs like Medicaid, the American people are not calling for leadership but magic. They want cuts with no pain.
A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.
Chester W. Nimitz
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.
Great entrepreneurial DNA is comprised of leadership, technological vision, frugality, and the desire to succeed.
Mindsets, skills and leadership, experience and access, and critical consciousness – we need all four of these things for our students to be the leaders, people and citizens we want them to be.
You can’t consider a president weak because he will have a Congress that Mexican voters have wanted to be co-responsible in the decisions to be taken… It will be through the leadership that I will exercise that we will be able to build the agreements in Congress.
Enrique Pena Nieto
What helps people, helps business.
I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I have always supported measures and principles and not men.
It’s mystifying to me why the House leadership will not allow a straight up-or-down vote on a pay raise. I vote against every pay raise because taxpayers deserve better.
We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic.
The moral was, in time of anarchy, tough leadership is the only solution – even though the collateral damage may be heartbreaking. Mrs. Thatcher’s strident, take-no prisoners approach was in some ways repugnant, but it was surely necessary.
One of the most important things about leadership is that you have to have the kind of humility that will allow you to be coached.
Jim Yong Kim
A philanthropic venture requires all the energy, knowledge and money from its founder that a company requires from the leadership team.
Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
I mean, Emily Harris was his wife. And she seemed to resent his leadership, but on the other hand, she felt like a good soldier, that he had to be the leader.
When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’
If a guy is intimidated by a woman in leadership, he has real problems with his own concepts of masculinity. That’s a harsh statement, but I believe it to be true.
The vision is to restore Avon to an iconic beauty brand and to our leadership position in global direct selling, as well as continuing to ensure that we live up to our mission of empowering women.
Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership.
Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.
People are starving for truth and leadership.
Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
Leadership desperately needs women.
Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.
Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future, and no sense of leadership.
Valuation depends on several factors. From an investor angle, they look at leadership position, management, and what the company’s offerings are. I think these three things got 5/5 for a company like Flipkart, and that is what is driving valuations and growth.
The notion of ‘world leadership’ is a curiously archaic one. The very phrase is redolent of Kipling ballads and James Bondian adventures. What makes a country a world leader? Is it population, in which case India is on course to top the charts, overtaking China as the world’s most populous country by 2034?
Leadership has a price.
The atmosphere at my school was very competitive. Young girls were competing with each other every day for status, for leadership, for the affection of the teachers. I hated it.
Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.
The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.
In working with UNICEF our corporate partners have demonstrated time and again that their financial resources, leadership and expertise can bring about real and lasting benefits for the world’s children.
I am involved in a lot of nonprofits. And when I reached the ripe old age of 60, I wanted to provide leadership to some I had been involved in.
This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups.
Because of Obama’s ill-advised actions, the world has lost American leadership.
Michael T. Flynn
I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences.
Margaret J. Wheatley
The person who takes the oath of office in the next four months will shape not just the next four years, but the next forty years of our nation. In these next four years, we need proven leadership, proven judgment and proven values. America needs four more years of President Barack Obama.
We need someone with proven conservative leadership experience, not entitlement, to be able to represent us and lead us.
I’ve developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness, for its immense commitment to research and development in this field, and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following.
If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.
Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset.
Get the best people and train them well.
The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence.
Women need to be in key operational roles where they run businesses in the organization. Sometimes when organizations focus on leadership diversity, they’re mostly in areas like HR or non-operating line functions.
From a parent’s right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.
Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership.
To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
John H. Johnson
My senior leadership team is half people who have been at GM for a long period of time like me, and others who have joined the company within the last five years from different industries, experiences, and countries. You have a better picture of the world. The diversity of thought is where you can make better business decisions.
I don’t know what leadership is. You can’t touch it. You can’t feel it. It’s not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it.
I learned that leadership is about falling in love with the people and the people falling in love with you. It is about serving the people with selflessness, with sacrifice, and with the need to put the common good ahead of personal interests.
As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women’s issues, in bringing down the population growth rate… as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension – that of a mother.
The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement… they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.
I’m floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
Leadership is an active role; ‘lead’ is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry.
My sports were team sports: ice hockey and baseball. The whole team dynamic is similar in business. Leadership is earned – the captain earns that role; it’s not because he’s the coach’s son. These are all things we know, but in today’s world, it’s not a bad idea to remind ourselves.
I love working with different musicians in the studio, that’s a real joy working with someone for the first time.
Dirty martinis and music – that’s the big motto in our family. We get the booze going, and the music starts playing. Always old-school hip-hop. Jay-Z. Tribe Called Quest. The Pharcyde. My parents love that stuff.
Egon Schiele is my favorite painter. There’s just something about art – photography, painting, music, plays – whatever you see, sometimes there’s a gut reaction that’s more important or more visceral than what your brain is thinking about. You can’t explain that reaction. It’s like what happens when you fall in love.
Albert Hammond, Jr.
I love music. It’s always been very dear to me. It’s a big passion.
One of things I’d love to do one day is a Shakespeare with Trevor Nunn. I’ve done musicals with him, but never Shakespeare. There’s no one better.
As a musician, you just want to be able to do what you love.
I love to perform not only music, but to make performances extremely visual, and create almost a magical fantasy. It’s really an uplifting style of art that combines visuals and music in very dreamlike ways.
We love a good, hyped sound, but when it starts to sound insincere, that’s when I lose interest. I hope that our music, even if it sounds polished, doesn’t sound insincere.
Music has always been my first love, so making music happen is a big priority of mine.
People ask you all the time, ‘Why do you do this? Why don’t you quit, man, take your money and go home?’ I just do it because I love making music.
The music field was the first to break down racial barriers, because in order to play together, you have to love the people you are playing with, and if you have any racial inhibitions, you wouldn’t be able to do that.
I know there’s a certain love and affection for the homemade on the Internet, and I’m all for that, too, and I appreciate it in alternative music, and I appreciate it in B-movies and in Sundance, independent films.
Well, I love what you would call boys’ music, you know, the prodigy, banging techno, music that girls generally don’t like.
I feel blessed and humbled that people have loved my music. Nothing would be possible without their acceptance.
A. R. Rahman
I love music so much. I’ve got something going all the time. I’ve gotta be singing. I’ve gotta be creating music, or I’m not happy.
I’m not a big fan of the thought that you can become a star by winning a contest. I’m sort of old-fashioned. I think people need to get out there and they need to work and they need to do their music because they love it. If they become successful, then great, and if they are not, whatever.
I try to make an album that reflects what I love about country music. It’s not just all about happy parties all the time. There are some sad songs.
As a songwriter, pop music really is a love and a joy and a science, and I feel like a lot of people look at pop music with a very formulaic perspective in numbers and patterns, but an outsider would think that the process is very natural.
I play guitar and I love the Beatles and melodic music.
I love seeing live music.
I think most music provides the same messages – whether it be ‘I’m unhappy’ or ‘I love a girl.’ I just liked the package of rap music.
If you listen to a lot of the songs that are popular now, there’s very little melody in there. People love the beat. But to musicians, it’s melody, because we understand how elusive it is and how hard it is to hold.
I think you really have to remember what you loved about making music in the first place. Ultimately, people can be like, ‘We’ve seen this dude in many movies,’ but if they hear a song and they’re feeling it, they can look past all the personal things and not hold it against you that you’re also an actor.
I also loved musicals because I was a dancer.
Pop music can absorb so many peculiar talents, ranging from the completely nonmusical poseur who just uses music as a kind of springboard for a sense of style, to people who just love putting all that complicated stuff together, brick by brick, on their computers, to people like me who like playing conceptual games and being surprised.
I never wanted to really make a career out of doing Christian music exclusively, but I love it to my core. I love music. I love what I’m doing now.
I equally love both, classic rock and hip-hop. I love all music, really, and I really use classic rock a lot. I’m heavily influenced by that melodically in my music. I can’t really separate the two.
I’ve never been bored in my life, man. I’ve never been bored or lonely. Are you kidding? No way! I’m an orchestrator, a musician, a producer. I love everything. I’ve studied languages from Farsi to Greek to French, Swedish, Russian… How can you get bored?
I always loved all kinds of music. I would watch musicals a lot as a kid, on TV, watch the Fred Astaire movies. I’d watch ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ I was a big Jerry Lewis fan, and they’d have these big bands and someone singing – some siren, or some guy singing some gorgeous song. I was always enamored of that style of music.
I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.
I think, for one thing, all of us remember those teenage years and those songs that we fell in love with and the music scene that we were part of. So, in a certain way, music cuts through time like almost nothing else. You know, it makes us feel like we’re back in an earlier moment.
In ‘Seesaw,’ I played Gittel Mosca, and because it was a musical, I loved it more because I was able to do anything. I was able to use all parts of me that I don’t get to use… the comedy and the singing and the dancing.
I can’t understand Urdu, Bahasa or Russian, but when the Pakistani Faiz, the Indonesian Rendra and the Russian Rosdentvensky declaim, I can feel the living throb of rhythm and music, the warmth and passion of their poetry, as do the hundreds, not a mere roomful, of poetry lovers in the audience.
F. Sionil Jose
I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs.
Being queer you’re supposed to adore figure skating. It’s a sport, not an art. I love the costumes and hate the music and of course I worship Johnny Weir because so does he. Also he’s real. It’s a full gay thing and it always has been.
Working on music is the funnest thing for me, and I love it, and I could do it all day, all night.
I started out playing traditional jazz, and I still do: I love standards, I love the music. But it must move on, and it must live and breathe, and continue to grow, and continue to change, and continue to mesh with other music – all that kind of stuff. Jazz can be on the playground too, you know.
Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.
William Christopher Handy
Music is where I have the most creative freedom, but I love producing. To me, that’s kind of where all the action is. You get a chance to have your hands in every aspect of a film. From picking a director, sometimes picking a writer, to the actors, the wardrobe, set design, editing, music, and marketing.
I still feel like that 17-year-old-kid that fell in love with country music, but I also am allowed to write songs about being a man, too, which I think is the coolest place I’ve ever been in my life.
I know, for me, ‘Grease’ was one of the first musicals that I can really remember watching as a kid, and I kind of fell in love that that genre.
I’ve always been real close to film world. I love film, and I will do things in film, but music is more satisfying. It feels more like me.
Robert Coppola Schwartzman
I love the theater as much as music, and the whole idea of getting across to an audience and making them laugh, making them cry – just making them feel – is paramount to me.
I never thought then I’d be doing what I’m doing now. At my high school, being on the girls soccer team was the cool thing to do, but that was definitely never going to happen for me, so I played music. Not because everyone thought it was awesome, but for the love of it.
I love dancing to the radio every morning, to start the day with such passion. Otherwise, life is too sad. My little daughter and I like dancing to classical music: Bach and Schubert.
I loved ‘White Christmas’ for the music aspect. I was into musical theater.
‘White Christmas’ is one of my favorite movies, so I’ve always just had a love for that kind of golden era musical.
I feel like vocals are to music what portraits are to painting. They’re the humanity. Landscapes are good and fine, but at the end of the day everyone loves the Mona Lisa.
If I wanted to be a pop singer, I would have done that 20 years ago. I love country music.
The reason I like doing these acting projects is because no matter how much acting I do, I’ll always have music in my life. I love having both.
I think I made this decision that I just loved making music, and it didn’t matter what level I got to do it on, and ‘Fight Song’ was this declaration that I’m going to keep going, and I’m going to keep believing in myself, even if it seems like it’s impossible.
I love putting the music together. It’s like art.
Even today, skiffle is a defining part of my music. If I get the opportunity to just have a jam, skiffle is what I love to play.
My mum loved Joan Armatrading and used to play her records all the time and even took me to see her a couple of times when I was really quite young. I didn’t really like her music back then because my mum was always playing it, but I’ve grown to appreciate it more.
If you took away all pain, if everyone lived forever, everything would be bland, flat and boring; there would be no reason for art, music, newspapers, love because we would all be in a mono state of happiness.
I love New York, it’s always been my home. It has everything – music, fashion, entertainment, impressive buildings, huge parks, street cafes. And it’s very international, with people from all over the world.
I grew up listening to The Band. I love Lowell George. I love Little Feat, and I was listening to some Springsteen, some of the deep album cuts. I just like the looseness of that kind of music. It all feels like they did it in one take. They let whatever happened happen. If it felt good, they kept it.
I love what I do. I was given the most incredible gift that can be given to anyone. I could never imagine a world without music, and I feel grateful that I’ve been given the ability to share that.
Since I loved underground music, I tried to carve a space for feminism within it. Those were my hopes.
I get to go make music, and I get paid to do it, and this is what people love me for. I couldn’t ask for anything greater, so how could I not go in the studio and make a million songs?
I love pop music, but at the same time, I’m seeking to write whatever I’m organically inclined to.
Mexican music runs through my veins. I loved it. Growing up, my father didn’t allow us to listen to English music at home. That’s all I heard. I had no choice.
I really, really love music. I’m affected by it and uplifted by it, and made to laugh and cry, and almost fall in love with the person who has made me feel so brilliant and communicated so profoundly to me.
My health is wonderful. I work out. I’m working. Playing music. I have a beautiful wife, a nice home, a nice car, I got money in the bank. I got three beautiful dogs that love me. Like I said, I’m blessed. I survived.
I’m hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career – they are so fun and witty.
I can never say that I will never return to musical theatre. There may be a part in the future that I really want to do. I love plays as well. I am very open to ideas. I hope to do many things in the future.
It was very interesting in my world, because I grew up as a fan and I did not know that there was a thing called R&B, pop, country, classical – I just knew that I loved music.
I’d love to do my own music for sure. I’d love to have a band.
If you play music for the right reasons, the rest of the things will come. The right reason to play music is that you love it. That’s why I play music. I never imagined that I was going to be doing this, especially because I never thought of myself as an instrumentalist.
I like fashion, but I love, love, love music and film; they are my two passions. I would love to pursue my acting and my love of music more than anything.
I want to work on projects that I feel passionate about and do things that are fun and challenging. I would love to do a live musical. I’m not interested in doing the same thing over and over or the fame and exposure that comes with it. When people keep doing that, they just end up doing the same dumb stuff again and again.
If someone wants to say ‘I love you’ in a straight play, they say it, and then it’s the other person’s turn to talk. But in a song, you can sing about it for another three minutes. The musical form has that unique opportunity to express at length what joy really feels like.
Yeah, it’s a lot harder to find a musical partner than a love partner.
But what was my motivation was music, and the fact that I love to move around. I’m always moving around.
I love painting and music, of course. I don’t know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I’ve certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn’t read it until I was in my late 20s.
I’ve always loved music, not necessarily just the Osmonds.
I love the musicality of English. French sounds flat. In English, you can play with pitch.
It was an amazing adventure, it was my dream to be in an American musical… I really hope you are going to love what you are going to see.
It’s so wide; that’s what I love most about my career. It’s been varied, and the music has been varied, because I find myself getting bored pretty easily. So for me, to work in the studio has been great. I didn’t go on the road; I just worked on a different project every day, a different kind of music, and that’s the challenge I love.
Harvey Mason, Jr.
I’m not trying to compete with any other revival soul acts. It’s just Leon Bridges, a kid from Fort Worth trying to be himself and give people hope. It’s great music to dance to and just love.
I just had lunch with Slash two days ago. He loves Axl. He holds no grudges towards him. Twenty years of great music wasn’t created because of some stupid grudge. That’s a shame.
For the music business, social networking is brilliant. Just when you think it’s doom and gloom and you have to spend millions of pounds on marketing and this and that, you have this amazing thing now called fan power. The whole world is linked through a laptop. It’s amazing. And it’s free. I love it. It’s absolutely brilliant.
I did ‘Love Letter’ and ‘Write Me Back,’ and those were fun albums for me to do because they took me back to music I love.
I can play the flute. Music was my favourite A-level, and I used to love composing my and stylising my voice to sound like 90’s singing sensation Tori Amos.
Because I was a dancer when I was a kid, I have so much empathy for these young girls who are so drawn to something lovely in music and in movement, and yet they encounter a world full of judgment and criticism of 11-year-old artists and bodies.
My music is inspired by my life: the people in my life, the people I have relationships with, the people I love, the people that make me feel something.
Jillian Rose Banks
I still love playing music. It was all I ever wanted to do, and I got the chance to do it.
A lot of the music I write is about love. Sometimes I won’t understand how I am feeling until I write a song about it.
I do listen to music. Movie scores, exclusively, because it’s all about mood and nonspecificity. I love the way modern movie scoring is all about nonspecificity. You know, if I shuffled the tracks from ‘Inception,’ I challenge you to tell me which is which.
I definitely love record stores. And worked in many over the years. Having said that, it’s not necessarily that I love vinyl per se. I mean, I’m happy to use CDs and MP3s: to me, it’s the music that’s top priority. I do have a good collection of vinyl, but I rarely actually pull it out.
I’ve been told the weirdest things: ‘Yeah, I love taking a bath to your music!’ or ‘I gave birth to my daughter while listening to your music.’
I love art, and it plays a huge role in my life. It’s definitely one of my greatest joys, and I’m a bit fanatical about certain painters and poets and musicians and sculptors.
I embrace country music because of love, a love of what I came from.
We’re proud to be lifetime musicians and a band that lives like a band and loves the music and gives our lives to it.
In ’92 – ’93, I was at that age when I was looking for my identity and that’s when I found dance music and I really fell in love with it.
Armin van Buuren
When I’m with my wife, I know she’s a beautiful woman. I know that, and more than that, it’s what she is inside. She’s beautiful inside; she loves music like I do. That’s the thing that brought us together and probably keeps us together.
I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesn’t really happen in life is what I’m interested in. As a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life, because ultimately the only thing I’m really interested in is people.
From the first moment that I can remember, I had identified myself as a bass player and it had everything to do with my father, who was a bass player. And he loved music, you know, as much as anybody I’ve ever seen. And that dynamic I just thought as somehow was a straight pass to me.
I respect artists so much, and I absolutely love music as the ultimate art.
You’re born with a certain love of something. Music was my first love, and that’s the world I work from. Growing up, I was surrounded by artists, so my upbringing supported this lifestyle.
I have no love for myself as a human being, but I have immense pride in the music I make.
I discovered after going to music festivals that I am a rock fan. I love the guitars, the phrasing, and the abandon of rock fans.
My love, growing up on the Prairies, was country music.
I had all the normal interests – I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater.
I love the pioneers like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, but when I write music, it comes out in my own way.
I love Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert – they write from the heart. But it’s hard to find a country music lover in L.A. None of my friends really listen to it, and they hate getting in the car with me because I just blast Taylor Swift.
The great thing about Nashville back in the day was that the old guys hung out where the young guys were. The established writers like Harlan Howard and Jack Clement gave us encouragement and passed the guitar, you know? Chet Atkins let me sit in on his sessions. Everybody was good to us, and everybody loved the music.
I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
I’d love to be a saxophonist. I don’t know why, but I pretend I’m the saxophonist when I listen to music. I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly.
I try not to shut any doors before I even get there. I like doing music. I like singing. I love all music. Music kind of goes hand in hand with acting anyway.
My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument.
I love classical music and often listen to symphonies or opera in the morning.
What I’d love to do is work with kids in the U.S. to raise their awareness and encourage them to be global citizens. We’re all connected these days; we can listen to the same music as kids all around the world and share our ideas.
Music’s another big love of mine.
I don’t love the whole Hollywood mentality, but I do love the weather and how motivated everyone is around here. It motivates me to make fun music. I’m an East Coaster – I’m from New Jersey, so I’ll probably feel like that forever.
I first came to Brazil in the Sixties. Then I started coming back every year since touring most of the country. I grew to love it, the people, the music. I thought this is where I belong. I’ve been living in Brazil for the past 23 years. I call it my stress-free country.
I know that I’m here because of the grace of God. But I also know that I’ve been given this second chance for a specific reason, and that is to bring love to the world again through the voice of my music, and I’m so honored to be able to do it. I’m so blessed that God has chosen me to do that.
Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony.
I would love to continue working behind the scenes in music – to produce and manage up-and-coming musical talent would be a dream!
The whole issue is that everyone would love to do theater, but it doesn’t pay enough, so to do music theater on TV, that’s the ultimate dream.
My dad put me with all the greatest people. It definitely helped me now, because I know so much more about music and composition. It’s cool. I love Pops. I’m super thankful for everything he’s done to help my career.
Ty Dolla Sign
I love the music, I love the times, so to me that was exciting personally just to play something that starts in 1986 with graduating high school, we’ve got a great soundtrack in the pilot.
I love being a part of the country-music community.
I love the ’70s. I think the ’70s had the best music and the best movies.
Michael Jai White
Even though I am signed to an American label, I want Australia to fall in love with my music because if it doesn’t work here, it won’t work anywhere.
I’m an advocate of music in schools. It’s important to me that music is in as many schools as possible across this country and across the world. I think that it’s a lost art form because kids aren’t as exposed to it as maybe they used to be, or should be. I was exposed heavily to jazz and that’s why I love it.
I pretty much spent my twenties as a musician and taking acting classes. I loved it. I was at UCLA getting As and Bs in English and creative writing, basically trying to stay out of the Army. All I really wanted to do was play music.
Robert David Hall
No matter what is happening in life or in the world – war, natural disaster, poor health, pain, the death of loved ones – if existence is filled with art, music and literature, life will be fulfilling, a joy.
It’s VH1, it’s everywhere, and you know music is just the world right now. People love music.
I’m completely absorbed by Peter Guralnick’s definitive, two-part biography of Elvis Presley: ‘Last Train To Memphis’ and ‘Careless Love.’ Meticulously researched, this is a compelling mix of history, myth-busting, and, of course, some timeless music.
We’re all music fans and we just love being in a band, and that’s why we do it.
I always loved music, and I always wanted to make a film about it, but I could never do it because of the censorship that was around.
I love making music, though. I love playing.
Yes, I would loved to have just sustained myself through my art, but less than one in a billion musicians gets that life. So rather than being like, ‘I’m an exception!’, like a moron, I thought I’d get a real job.
I would love to go into musicals. I got a chance to sing in ‘Big Momma’s House,’ and that’s something I would love to do more. But only in Broadway or in the movies. I don’t think I would ever seek a career as a singer.
I loved the music, but the excesses of rock n’ roll never really appealed to me at all. I couldn’t see the point of getting up in front of a lot of people when you weren’t in control of your wits.
People send me CDs all the time because I love music. It’s great. I listen to them in my dressing room or in my car.
The musicians in the band, and myself as a performer, love the risks of the unpredictable and the feeling of jumping off cliffs musically.
I’m really a singer, so I love songs and I love singing. I like rap music, but I didn’t grow up freestyling.
The work I’ve done through my Common Culture Music series has enabled me not only to share my joy of music at scale but also promote the artists I love.
Ironically, being a coach on ‘The Voice’ and spending time with those kids, Xenia and Dia especially, I learned a lot about myself. It reminded me how lucky I am that this happened for me, and it kind of lit the spark inside me again for my love of music.
The first time I toured the U.K. was in the early ’90s with Billy Pilgrim, so I know how much the people there love music.
I love architecture almost as much as I love my musicals.
If I was rich enough, I would love to launch my own record label. I would love to try and give all my musically talented friends a start in the industry.
Sometimes I feel like music has made love to me.
It’s a bit like school camp, shooting a film. Everyone’s on heat. It’s a strange energy. It’s full of adrenalin. I funnel my excess energy in funny little ways. I do a lot of dancing in my trailer. I love music.
As for the symphonic activities… when I was a student at the Eastman School of Music, I became exposed to a lot more musical forms, elements, opportunities, and I fell in love with strings and their uses.
I love music, and after my first experience with movies, I can’t wait to do more.
I want to continue to remain present and grateful each day that I get to be doing what I love. Making and performing music I believe in.
I have loved Elliott Carter’s music for many years.
I love playing in Germany. I love playing anywhere where people are going to enjoy the music. Germany is especially nice to play.
I love my music, so I want to produce, write, and serve my music. I’ve had to learn about EQ frequencies and programming and space and clutter and how to be a better piano or bass player – everything.
Analog, electronic, whatever it happens to be, I simply love and adore literally every aspect of making music.
At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds.
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin
My father was a jazz tenor sax player. He played in a lot of big bands. So I had that sound around me all the time. The first record that really caught my ear was Clifford Brown’s ‘Brownie Eyes.’ I grew up listening to John Coltrane and Illinois Jacquet. This is where I come from… I love improvisational music.
Actually, I would love to make a music video. Maybe it would finally put to rest those persistent rumours that have followed me throughout my career – particularly when I was on camera performing – that I had died.
I think the future looks great for music, musicians, bass players, and all we love about music.
I am a classical music lover – not necessarily the contemporary stuff, but the old stuff.
I was never really a Mod. I thought I was more of a beatnik with the brown corduroy jacket, blue jeans, etc. I loved the music Mods liked, and I loved the clothes, but I didn’t have any money to spend on them.
I loved the Brazilian music I played. But this is finally me. For the first time I think it’s really me.
For me, music is my joy. It’s my happiness. As long as this medicine, this chemo is in my body, I didn’t have my love, my joy.
There weren’t a lot of career opportunities in crazy-fast hardcore punk, so you didn’t have a lot of ambition, just the love and passion to play music with your friends.
The only love affair I have ever had was with music.
I love Broadway. And, I listen to country music, which I think a lot of people find surprising.
The only thing I’m really, truly good at is music – I just love it.
I was at a school in England, a prep school, from the ages of 8 and 13. And every play they did was a musical. Parents love musicals. And I don’t sing. It was driving me crazy. ‘We’re doing ‘Macbeth.’ ‘Yes!’ ‘The musical!’ And I was always in the chorus, because of course, in all the main parts, you had to be able to sing.
I’d love to give my music to someone who really likes to wow the crowd. I feel like half the time I just want to hide in the dressing room!
My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover.
I love music and I love acting. I always keep that in the forefront, not all the other distractions around me.
I do love brash pop music. It’s fun.
Romy Madley Croft
I adore watching movies; movie marathons are my favorite pastime. I can watch up to five movies back to back. I also love music and like reading whenever I get the time.
Art is basically communication, and I think everyone who’s a music lover has had that experience where a record or a recording has kept you company when no one else is around. And I think that is what I’m hoping that people get out of my music.
I love going on tour and playing music for people.
Music has always been a part of me and art in general. I love visual art as well.
I am in love with old school funk and soul music. That’s what I grew up listening to, and I want to bring that style back with my music. I love artists like Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and more!
I’ve been playing music since I was 12. I love performing live.
My husband, Gabriele, is a musician, and I love music, so you can bet it’s a really important part of our home entertaining repertoire, even if it means Gabriele making a really good playlist for a dinner party.
With L.A. it’s like, yeah, there’s Death Row and whatever. But I always wanted to know what those artists were sampling. It’s how I fell in love with music.
Ty Dolla Sign
When I hear that young people have come to the theater for the first time to listen to opera, I’m very happy. Because it’s the same thing that happened to me as a child. When I first heard the tenor voice, I immediately fell in love with this kind of music.
I got the regular call, that they were doing a Broadway musical of Hairspray, and would I come and audition. I was familiar with the movie, because at the time it came out my lover wrote for Premiere magazine, and we had to see everything.
Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do – can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.
‘Free the Gang,’ that’s my favorite song because it’s so real. All my music is real, it’s authentic, but it’s something about that song that I love.
I felt like when I got with Kanye, and we discussed me being on G.O.O.D. Music, he just really took me to a place in regards to music that I love and music that I had made previously. We had a clear understanding of what I wanted to make, and he just seemed like he was an advocate for hardcore, uncompromising hip-hop.
Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
I do love the music aspect of the Internet. The Internet made me.
I loved music – listening and playing – but of course I could not imagine I would be a professional musician. It really happened step by step.
I have really diverse tastes, which can be problematic sometimes, but it’s good because it means I’m always listening to as much music as possible. I love listening to music, whatever genre it is.
I made numerous attempts to find a way to do it all, to be a creative singer, songwriter, producer, and to be the mother, daughter, sister, lover, wife. And the thing about music is, with me, that she’s a harsh mistress. She does not come to me in the midst of stress.
All I tell artists is, ‘Do what you love. Never let anybody talk you into changing what your musical idea is just to try to get a hit, because you’re chasing your tail that way. It’s not going to happen, and if you’re successful, you have to do it the rest of your life. Stay true to it and do it for the sake of the art.’
My parents loved classical music. And my father adored Mozart. But for some reason, I always had a reaction against it.
I love scoring. Putting music to picture is a rewarding challenge and one that relies on interpretation of emotion – as in, what is the pivotal feeling in a scene and which character’s point of view is driving it at any given moment?
My debut album, ‘Forget the World,’ is all about not listening to the negativity around you and to continue to do what you love, no matter what people think. I love what I do. Dance music is my passion, my life. There is no greater feeling than being one with my fans, partying to the music we love.
I love musical theatre because I love doing a live performance eight times a week.
Music was our wife, and we loved her. And we stayed with her, and we clothed her, and we put diamond rings on her hands.
I love Barbra Streisand and Sade who’ve both had careers in soul and I want my music to have that timeless quality that isn’t necessarily now.
I do covers for CDs and LPs of music that I like, reissues of old-time music, and then I’m inspired to make some kind of drawing based on this love of the music. I don’t do album covers or CD covers for groups or musicians I don’t like or have no interest in.
If I went crazy and tried to make pop music, my band wouldn’t record it! I love them too much to do that.
When I think about atheist friends, including my father, they seem to me like people who have no ear for music, or who have never been in love.
A. N. Wilson
This person loves tangerines, This person loves raspberries – and my son won’t even look at berries. Isn’t that amazing? And so I have to apply that to music; otherwise, I would always hide in a hole because of all the people that don’t like Coldplay.
That’s my contribution – running a sound, healthy company that serves millions of customers well and employs hundreds of thousands of people. What else am I going to do? I’m not an artist. I’m not a writer. I’m not a musician. I’d love to be a tennis player or musician. I’m not.
I can’t even tell anyone how it feels when I’m acting, I don’t mean to say that I don’t have to try. But there’s something in my heart that explodes, and I feel like I understand. When I’m acting, I feel like so in control and so centered. This is something that I solely get from acting and music. It’s like love itself.
Actually, I’ve had very little classical training, although I love listening to classical music very much.
There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.
Through my work, I’ve learned that if I love it, whether it’s music, acting or any type of entertainment, I can overcome any of the obstacles that come my way.
I believed in fictional characters as if they were a part of real life. Poetry was important, too. My parents had memorized poems from their days attending school in New York City and loved reciting them. We all enjoyed listening to these poems and to music as well.
I’m an island boy, so I love my reggae and soca music.
I love the Italian culture – it’s a beautiful culture. I love the language, the Italian people, their music, their attitudes… I just love it! Sometimes I think I’m an Italian trapped in a Spanish woman’s body.
I’d love to do a film like ‘Chicago.’ Something musical because I’ve obviously come from that background.
I love the power of words – no music or special effects – and I want to demonstrate that power.
Music has an intrinsic value that touches Americans – they love their music, and want more.
I always loved music. You know, my parents said I started singing when I was 4, in the car.
I love what I do. I made my first record in ’57. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of making records and writing songs and singing and being in the music business.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
My father loved music. He loved Motown and R&B, and my mother loved Journey and Fleetwood Mac, so they were always listening to it and playing it.
I love plays that have musical moments. I’m not a big fan of musicals per se, but I love straight plays that have musical edges to them. I don’t know if I will ever be able to structure a musical, but ‘Finer Noble Gases’ is as close as I’ve gotten.
I love country music. I don’t ever feel restricted by the genre.
There’s a new hit rock group or singer every five minutes, but with country music, you have one hit and those people love you forever.
Jazz in the 1920s and ’30s was dance music, teenage music for parties, for being wild and young. There’s this punk feeling I really love. It was something so radical and different and new and not codified. People didn’t have a definition of what they were doing.
Cecile McLorin Salvant
I love Florida Georgia Line. I love ‘Round Here.’ So if a fan wants to listen to that, and if a fan that wasn’t listening to country music before is listening to ‘Cruise’ on Pandora, and after that a song by George Jones comes on, they may have never heard George Jones before. I think it’s a good thing for the genre.
I really love rap music. I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s with Public Enemy, N.W.A., LL Cool J – I’m a hip-hop encyclopedia. But I got kind of frustrated with the chauvinistic side of rap music, the one that makes it hard to write songs about love and relationships.
I got my love of jazz from my stepfather, who was a jazz musician.
I love Nashville. It’s such a great town, and I’m a huge country music fan. That’s what I listen to on the radio in the car.
When I was four, we had to choose a musical instrument to play at school, and I chose the cello. I played until I was 18, and although I found it nerve-racking to play solo, I loved playing in an orchestra. When I left school I didn’t carry on with it, which I regret.
I love music so much I love what I do. I work very hard at being the best musician I can be because I love it.
I love what I do and the music I make and the bands I’ve done, especially Fall Out Boy. I also love what I love, and I don’t care if other people like it.
When we were shooting in Shreveport, me and a couple of friends went down to Lafayette, because they had a big Zydeco music festival down there. We spent two days dancing to Zydeco music, eating fried alligator… It was one of the craziest festivals I’ve ever been to in my life, but I loved it.
We don’t live in a jazz world, unfortunately. I think if I had lived in a jazz world, I would have done OK. I’m not sure I would have done great. I’m a lover of jazz music, so I would have been happy, don’t get me wrong. I go to jazz concerts like the biggest jazz fan in world. The drag is that I don’t play jazz for a living.
One of the things that was a blessing for me is my parents were music lovers. Neither of my parents played an instrument, but they were avid record buyers. And I grew up at every age listening to all kinds of music.
I love all music.
When I started out, I wanted to be Billy Joel. The plan was to be a singer-songwriter of that ilk, and, then, I got waylaid – that’s probably an unfair way to say it – from being a rock star by the musical theatre stuff, which I love doing.
Jason Robert Brown
I’m primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainly ‘Frankenstein’ had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there’s one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues.
The greatest music is made for love, not for money.
It is, we wanted to make a record that reflected our love of Hard-Rock music and it is sort of Metal though we don’t really describe ourselves as Metal.
I did a lot of musical theatre when I was younger, so I would love to go back and do that again someday.
I love Frank Ocean. I think he’s so talented and his music is so great. So, I would love to do one of his songs like ‘Bad Religion’ or ‘Pink Matter.’
Engineering was the safe and sensible choice, but music was what I loved and wanted to do.
I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, ‘I want to be a country music star.’ Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, ‘I want you to go to college.’ So we had a discussion. And I’m pretty stubborn. I’m a lot like him. And he said, ‘If you go to college and graduate, I’ll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.’ So he bribed me.
I play guitar, the ukulele and the piano. I grew up on a mountain in Tennessee, and we had ‘The Mountain Opry,’ where anyone could just get up on stage to perform. It was just about the soul and heart of music. My upbringing was less about being great and more about just doing what you love. It was always for joy.
I love gentle, gorgeous classical music such as Mozart.
Paul Hicks is the only guy The Beatles will allow to arrange, mix and engineer their music, so he did the Cirque du Soleil ‘Love’ show.
I’ve been all over the world. I love New York, I love Paris, San Francisco, so many places. But there’s no place like New Orleans. It’s got the best food. It’s got the best music. It’s got the best people. It’s got the most fun stuff to do.
Harry Connick, Jr.
I would still love to do more Handel. I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it’s also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century.
Find something you really love doing and mix it with something you really care about. That’s why I’ve had such longevity as an artist. I really, really care about ending violence against women, and I really, really love playing music. It’s super enjoyable!
Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that’s one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I’m just telling you from my heart, I’m so in love with life.
I love music so much; I’ve always played.
I really love Anglo music, and the language as well. Like, my kids, they – born here, Miami. So I just – a little bit more familiar with the language.
The closest I’ve come to knowing myself is in losing myself. That’s why I loved football before I loved music. I could lose myself in it.
I love everything from country to alternative to Blink-182 and ’90s music to Dave Matthews.
My students frequently ask what their next project should be. My advice: immerse yourself in the music you love and you will find what you want to do; you will discover your next project.
I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.