Quotations on Being

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Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.
- Hank Aaron
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Execution)

Together, we can create a world in which peace is real; in which every human being can thrive; in which all share the promise of our century. I believe we can succeed.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Peace, Being, Promise, Succeed, World)

The cool part of being an entertainer is getting the opportunity to get your feet wet in all areas.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: Opportunity, Being, Feet)

I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Time, People, Basketball, Being, Court)

I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)

Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Change, Business, Being, Day, Environment)

There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
- Spencer Abraham
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Majority, Republican, Senate)

Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Time, Being, First, Hair, Personality)

Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Art, Being, Geometry, Grace, Mathematics, Now, Reason, Understanding)

At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard, being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm, neither of us understanding the one the other.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Time, People, Being, Boats, Harm, Understanding)

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Music, Being, Nonsense, Nothing)

It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Being, Day, Famous, Merit, Name, Now)

Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Progress, Being, School)

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Nature, Peace, Science, Soul, Goal, Being, Human nature, Mind, Understanding)

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Being, Sense)

I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family.
- Steven Adler
(Keywords: Family, God, Being, Support)

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Power, Being, Man, Rules)

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Lie, Being, Magic)

Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Movies, Being, President, states, United)

My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Mom, Being, Choices, Conversation, Danger, Listening, Open)

It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: People, Being, Fans)

Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Company, Film, Talk)

Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: Religion, Truth, Islam, Muslim, Being, Duty, Obligation)

Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.
- Jessica Alba
(Keywords: Change, Idea, Being, Care, Celebrity, Fame, Job, Living)

Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that's being made all over the world.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Music, Travel, Being, World)

I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: War, Americans, Being, World, World war)

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Leading, Now, Theater)

I lived in England to learn English. When I went to England for the first time, it was like being on the Moon. I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language. I was very isolated.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Time, Being, EnglEnglish, First, Friends, Language, Moon)

It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation.
- Archibald Alexander
(Keywords: Heart, Apology, Being, Evil, Sin, Will)

The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.
- Bill Alexander
(Keywords: Anger, Being, Weapons)

Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Business, Life, Nature, Attention, Being, Detail, Psychology)

An object is not first imagined or thought about and then expected or willed, but in being actively expected it is imagined as future and in being willed it is thought.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Thought, Being, First, Future)

Being on Disney, a lot of young people look up to me.
- Tatyana Ali
(Keywords: People, Being, Disney)

It's so worth-while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench, in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Home, Being, Congress, Help, Woman, Worth)

A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Life, Being, Celebrity)

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Happiness, Health, Being, Man, Prosperity, Result)

That's why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do these things, while the rest of the world is moving in slow motion, is really incredible.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Experience, Being, Fact, Rest, World)

I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game.
- Richie Allen
(Keywords: Love, Business, Being, Horses, Nothing, Shame)

If we had loads of money as a family, things would be different and they'd come to visit more and I'd get to spend more time here. But I'm laying down roots in America so when I'm there, just being at home, it's harder to break away from that.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Money, Time, Family, Home, America, Being, Visit)

It's very important to me that people who are actual chefs and other professionals in the culinary world, understand that I'm not, and have never held myself out as being, like a CIA trained chef.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: People, Being, professionals, World)

I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Funny, Being, Choice, First)

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Life, Strength, Being, Cinema, Loneliness, Reality)

We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Music, People, Opportunity, Being, Cliches)

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Life, Society, Development, Being, Identity, Man, Ocean, Self, Water)

I never thought about being on a series before. It seemed like such a big commitment. But I love going to work every day. This is not about ego, it's about work, and that's refreshing in this town.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Love, Work, Thought, Being, Commitment, Day, Ego)



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