Quotations on Effect

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Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Illness, Paranoia, Prison, Reason, Reform, School)

The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail?
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Day, Defense, Effect, End, Law, Question)

When something startlingly new comes up, young people, especially, seize it. You can't complain about that. I think its heyday has passed, but it's had an effect and will continue to have an effect.
- M. H. Abrams
(Keywords: People, Effect, Will)

Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Power, Effect, Poison)

The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Men, Power, Effect, Killing, Publicity, Self)

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Perseverance, Difficulties, Effect, Obstacles, Patience)

It will take a long time for women's effect on politics to register so that we may properly appraise it.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Politics, Time, Women, Effect, May, Will)

I love that feeling of being in love, the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Love, Being, Butterflies, Effect, Feeling)

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: People, Effect, Reform)

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.
- Raymond Aron
(Keywords: Optimism, Effect, Error)

The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age - what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.
- Enid Bagnold
(Keywords: Age, People, Effect, Pleasure)

Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read, though to good effect, by pacifists, while what is needed is the canvassing of those who have not so far been won to the cause.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Peace, Cause, Effect, Literature)

The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: People, Effect, Opinion, Opinions, Oppression)

I think Shrek makes an effect in older people. And there are many things in the movie that you saw that are not for kids. Kids would not understand certain things.
- Antonio Banderas
(Keywords: People, Effect, Kids)

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
- Albert Bandura
(Keywords: Faith, Power, People, Successful, Control, Ability, Effect, Exercise, Measure)

Bambi has a profound effect on children because it's about losing your mother.
- Christine Baranski
(Keywords: Mother, Children, Effect, Losing)

What I am proposing this year are not lofty concepts far removed form the daily struggle so of ordinary Georgians. They are proposals that directly effect the lives of the people we serve.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: People, Effect, Struggle)

If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect.
- John Barton
(Keywords: Poetry, Effect, World)

In the past, poetry came in the form of spells and chants used to effect change.
- John Barton
(Keywords: Change, Poetry, Effect, Past)

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.
- William Bartram
(Keywords: Perseverance, Purpose, Attention, Creation, Economy, Effect, Order, Resolution)

Logic is a poor model of cause and effect.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Logic, Poor)

Logic can often be reversed, but the effect does not precede the cause.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Logic)

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Advertising, Commitment, Credibility, Effect, Giving, Today)

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: People, Effect, Man)

Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency. He had no effect on national policy at all.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Policy, Effect, Months, Presidency, President)

Israel is still the only country in the world against which there is a written document to the effect that it must disappear.
- Menachem Begin
(Keywords: Country, Effect, Israel, World)

Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
- Hilaire Belloc
(Keywords: History, Life, Effect, Language, Nationalism, Question, Religious)

The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
- Henri Bergson
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Nothing, Past, Present)

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Adversity, Effect, Fighting, Man, Training, Weight)

What is the effect of unlimited coinage of silver in this country? and I invite your attention to this particularly, because it is a question of vital importance.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: Attention, Country, Effect, Importance, Question)

I've got the greatest job in the world. There's no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people's lives. It's a great challenge.
- Michael Bloomberg
(Keywords: Government, People, Cause, Challenge, Day, Difference, Effect, Job, World)

And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment.
- Bill Brandt
(Keywords: Experience, Effect, Instinct, Light, Treatment)

Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates.
- Bill Brandt
(Keywords: Hope, Effect, Luck, Patience, Waiting)

And the annual meetings of the League's Assembly are in effect official peace congresses binding on the participating states to an extent that most statesmen a quarter of a century ago would have regarded as utopian.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Peace, Effect, Meetings, states)

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies.
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Keywords: Movies, Effect, Fiction, Film, Hollywood, Horror, Writers)

The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later.
- Corrine Brown
(Keywords: War, Effect, End, News, President, Years)

Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Cause, Difference, Effect, Lies, Sense, Taste)

The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Army, Effect, Law, Military, Past, states, United)

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Circumstances, Effect, Mankind, Reality)

In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Community, Direction, Dress, Effect, End, Force, Public, Sense)

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
- Robert Burton
(Keywords: Love, Power, Effect, Sun)

What we're putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state... for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits.
- David Cameron
(Keywords: Work, Benefits, Effect, Radical, Reform, State, Welfare, Will, Years)

Fluorine has a protecting action against caries, but this is a local effect. If you drink it, you are running the risk of all kinds of toxic actions.
- Arvid Carlsson
(Keywords: Action, Actions, Effect, Risk, Running)

When you get all this stuff on and you put on the guns and the hair, it has an effect on the actor. It tends to lend a certain something to the way you feel as you're just walking around looking that way.
- Keith Carradine
(Keywords: Actor, Effect, Hair, Walking)

Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.
- Jonathan Carroll
(Keywords: Men, Effect, Woman, World)

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter
(Keywords: Music, Hope, Effect, Spirits, Will)

The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement.
- Raymond Chandler
(Keywords: Challenge, Effect, Leisure)

He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a life-time is unraveled.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: Life, Duty, Effect, Present, Will)

We have more media than ever and more technology in our lives. It's supposed to help us communicate, but it has the opposite effect of isolating us.
- Tracy Chapman
(Keywords: Technology, Effect, Help, Media)

The divine law indeed has excluded women from this ministry, but they endeavour to thrust themselves into it; and since they can effect nothing of themselves, they do all through the agency of others.
- John Chrysostom
(Keywords: Women, Effect, Law, Nothing)



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