Quotations on Excuses

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I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people.
- Louie Anderson
(Keywords: People, Actions, Excuses, Hurt, Responsibility)

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you "don't have the time".
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Time, Excuses, Habits)

And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write - every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: Day, Excuses, First, Writers, Writing)

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Cause, Country, Disgrace, Excuses, Potential, Terrorism)

Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Change, Excuses, Nothing)

People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about all the things it takes to be greater or are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time.
- Mike Ditka
(Keywords: Time, Motivation, People, Excuses, Talk, Want)

Whether I get adequate attention or not, people here do know the work I have been doing systematically and without compromise for over 40 years. I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don't continue the art because they can't make a living.
- Bill Dixon
(Keywords: Art, Work, People, Attention, Compromise, Excuses, Living, Years)

I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference.
- John Engler
(Keywords: Successful, Decision, Difference, Excuses, Reason, Right)

I had arranged a birthday party for him and my children, who are all Aquarians. Instead, we got married. I ran out of excuses. It was just us and my children.
- Diane von Furstenberg
(Keywords: Birthday, Children, Excuses, Party)

These thieves defend themselves by saying, 'I was there all the time, and the officials missed me.' Favorite excuses for missing surveillance checkpoints: jacket covered the number took off the shirt with the number hidden in a crowd.
- Joe Henderson
(Keywords: Time, Excuses, Favorite, Saying)

As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore.
- Goran Ivanisevic
(Keywords: Court, Excuses, Play, Tennis)

I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems.
- James Cash Penney
(Keywords: Work, Life, Excuses, Hard work, Problems)

Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses.
- Jose Serrano
(Keywords: Leadership, Being, Choices, Democracy, Excuses, President, State, Suffering)

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
- O. J. Simpson
(Keywords: Day, Excuses, Responsibility)

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Keywords: Time, People, Being, Blame, Energy, Excuses, Past)

We first fought... in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.
- Serj Tankian
(Keywords: Change, Religion, Communism, Drugs, Excuses, First, Name, Now, Terrorism)

We first fought the heathens in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.
- Serj Tankian
(Keywords: Change, Religion, Communism, Drugs, Excuses, First, Name, Now, Terrorism)

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
- William Arthur Ward
(Keywords: Anger, People, Answers, Excuses, Focus, Problems)

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