Quotations on Approval

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When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Mother, Husband, Approval, Autobiography)

Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily.
- Anita Baker
(Keywords: Applause, Approval, Pain)

We've got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy's acting like he's king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him!
- Dan Burton
(Keywords: Dad, Acting, Approval, Congress, Justice, President, Want)

Is it any wonder, why the approval ratings of the Congress go up every time we go into recess?
- Robert Byrd
(Keywords: Time, Approval, Congress, Wonder)

The American people have every right to be outraged with the administration's approval of the UAE port deal. It is time the people's House make the security of our Nation's ports a priority.
- Russ Carnahan
(Keywords: Time, People, American, Approval, Nation, Right, Security)

It was quite instant that he wanted Harry's approval. Did you notice that? And the children sort of rescued him this time. It's a great turnabout. That's what happens as your children get older. They do things for you, and it's quite shocking when they do.
- Robbie Coltrane
(Keywords: Time, Approval, Children)

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis
(Keywords: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)

People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.
- Wayne Dyer
(Keywords: People, Approval, Want)

Now, I have big-money offers on three movies, and I have director approval. That's kind of scary,' he says. 'No directors have been attached. That's a lot of pressure on me.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.
(Keywords: Movies, Approval, Now, Pressure)

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.
- Franz Grillparzer
(Keywords: Men, Women, Approval, Fact, Reason)

The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do. I don't need their approval. I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model.
- Jasmine Guy
(Keywords: Family, Church, Approval, State)

The government can access these funds but only following approval by the parliament to support our budget requirements and investments in infrastructure development, education, public health, and so on.
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Keywords: Government, Education, Health, Development, Approval, Parliament, Public, Support)

God wants to father all of us until we're dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven.
- Bill Hybels
(Keywords: Power, Father, God, Approval, Heaven, Promise)

Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
- Elia Kazan
(Keywords: Acting, Approval, Artist, Quick)

President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval of the American voters to become president, either.
- David Letterman
(Keywords: War, American, Approval, Hell, President, Thinking, Wage)

First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public's mind by corporate scandals, stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity.
- Thomas E. Mann
(Keywords: War, Approval, Corporate, First, Insecurity, Job, Mind, Months, Public, Sense, Terrorism)

But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.
- Thomas E. Mann
(Keywords: Patriotism, Approval, Measure, Unity)

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
- Thomas S. Monson
(Keywords: God, Courage, Approval, Compromise, Smile)

The increase of territory and power of empires by force of arms has been the policy of all great powers, and it has always been possible to get the approval of their state religion.
- John Boyd Orr
(Keywords: Power, Religion, Policy, Approval, Force, State)

If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval.
- Ezra Pound
(Keywords: Music, Church, Approval, Quakers)

I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
- Charles Schwab
(Keywords: Work, Approval, Criticism, Effort, Man, Spirit)

I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.
- William Shatner
(Keywords: Acting, Approval, Desire)

This joy of discovery is real, and it is one of our rewards. So too is the approval of our work by our peers.
- Henry Taube
(Keywords: Work, Approval, Discovery, Joy)

The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a liar after all. He simply can't control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and, eager for your approval, reports the version that he knows will make you happy.
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
(Keywords: Truth, Control, Approval, Impulses, Lies, Will)

Most urgently, women's identity must be premised upon our "beauty" so that we will remain vulnerable to outside approval, carrying the vital sensitive organ of self-esteem exposed to the air.
- Naomi Wolf
(Keywords: Women, Approval, Identity, Self, Will)

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