Quotations on Act

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Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.
- Berenice Abbott
(Keywords: Death, Life, Positive, Act, Living, Photography, Song, Word)

With Connery, he does act. He is in complete command. He completely trusts the person first, then the instrument. I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Son, Act, First, Russia)

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Life, Dream, Hope, Act, Shadow)

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Imagination, Success, Act, Kindness)

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
- James Agate
(Keywords: Management, Act, Fact, Theatre)

Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: People, Act, Want)

People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way.
- George Aiken
(Keywords: People, Act, Nations, World)

It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Mistake, Act, Circumstance, Israel)

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Fear, Act, Day)

Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Life, Science, Act, Deals, Psychology)

The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Perception, Act, Mind)

When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Business, Progress, Act, Economy, Will)

I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I'd run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York.
- Karen Allen
(Keywords: Ability, Act, Desire, Living, Possibilities, Support, Theatre, Washington)

For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: People, Act, Depression, Reason)

Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Religion, Act, Principles, Religious, Responsibility, Rules)

In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Men, Act, Constitution, Laws)

The first act of religion, therefore, concerns those things which are communicated to us from God. The other concerns those things which we yield to God.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Religion, Act, First, Yield)

The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Act, Pleasure, Will)

From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Religion, Faith, Love, God, Hope, Act, Hearing, Prayer, Spiritual, Word)

If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Time, Act, Chance, Disaster, Discovery, Fulfillment, May)

I'm a 7 o'clock act. My people want to go to a show, a dinner and then go home and go to bed.
- Louie Anderson
(Keywords: Home, People, Act, Bed, Want)

The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Marriage, Wedding, Wife, Husband, Heart, Church, Act, Choice, Day)

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Business, People, Family, Act, Advice, Job, Rejection, Want)

Act, and God will act.
- Joan of Arc
(Keywords: God, Act, Will)

It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: History, Nature, Act, Appearance, Mankind, Past)

Not many people do at the age of 21 or younger even, know how to act nor could be concerned with anything other than fighting, women and money.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Age, Money, Women, People, Act, Fighting)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Habit, Act, Excellence)

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Life, Act, Rest)

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Art, Habit, Virtue, Act, Excellence, Training)

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
- Malcolm Arnold
(Keywords: Music, Friendship, People, Act, Communication)

We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Quality, Act, Effort, Rights, Harm, Human rights, Lawyers, News, Publishing)

I do not want to act unless I have a a great intimacy with the people I'm working with.
- Armand Assante
(Keywords: People, Act, Intimacy, Want)

All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Art, Work, Idea, Act, Artist, Sense, Will)

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Wife, Opportunity, Act, Adultery, Evil, Living, Man, Obvious, Passion, Reason)

The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Life, Act, Dying)

We know that 10 million more people will lose insurance in the next 10 years if we don't act.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: People, Act, Will, Years)

Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Life, Act, Rivers)

Act strenuously, would appear to be our faith, and right thinking will take care of itself.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Act, Care, Right, Thinking, Will)

In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Development, Act, Community)

People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: People, Act, Custom, Learning, Opinions)

I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work, my movies. You become an actor to act.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Movies, Work, Act, Actor, Talk)

Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Keywords: Accident, Act, Meaning, Thinking)

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: Life, God, Thought, Thoughts, Act, Deeds, Heaven, Man, Mind)

I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act.
- Kenny Baker
(Keywords: Business, Act, School, Variety, Years)

It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.
- Adam Baldwin
(Keywords: Family, Love, People, Act, Fame, Fortune, Man)

Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white.
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Keywords: Music, Act, Culture, Talk)

We're trying to publicize this one and make people realize that the gun industry can clean up its act and can operate in a way that can reduce the likelihood of guns killing police officers and other innocent people.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: People, Act, Killing, Police, Trying)

My sister sometimes does a Todd Barry tribute act.
- Todd Barry
(Keywords: Sister, Act, Tribute)

I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things.
- Todd Barry
(Keywords: Funny, People, Act, Being, Comedy, Variety)



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