Quotations on Negative

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What's the point of being negative or fearful? We can't control it.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Control, Negative, Being)

My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.
- Albert Bandura
(Keywords: Family, Life, Quality, Negative, Job, Satisfaction)

The older I get the more I try not to waste my time on negative energy.
- Christine Baranski
(Keywords: Time, Negative, Energy, Waste)

So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
- Robert Barclay
(Keywords: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around.
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, Negative, Film, Relationships, Talk)

For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.
- Ken Blanchard
(Keywords: Manager, Negative, Positive)

If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: Work, People, Negative, Anxiety, Will)

Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children's books.
- Berke Breathed
(Keywords: Humor, Negative, Books, Children)

For men to be virgins, we think it's negative. We think that there's something wrong with them.
- Joyce Brothers
(Keywords: Men, Negative, Wrong)

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.
- Tom Brown, Jr.
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Negative, Evil)

Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
- Kobe Bryant
(Keywords: Opportunity, Negative, Pressure)

I have walked away from friendships when I've realized that someone smiles to someone's face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore.
- Sophia Bush
(Keywords: Life, Negative, Energy, Smiles)

In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality so that the risk from a false negative was significant.
- John Cameron
(Keywords: Quality, Negative, Poor, Risk)

Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
- Emile M. Cioran
(Keywords: Habit, Negative, First, Freedom, Mind, Needs)

God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: God, Negative, Positive)

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
- Robert Collier
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Negative, Positive, Difference)

I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light.
- Billy Corgan
(Keywords: God, Negative, Vision, Christian, Body, Focus, Light, Now)

An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.
- Donald Cram
(Keywords: Time, Faith, Work, Idea, Negative, Positive, Research, Results)

You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off.
- Miley Cyrus
(Keywords: Life, Negative, Positive, Income, Mind)

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.
- Ram Dass
(Keywords: Experience, Negative, Nothing)

The best proof of the high quality of American beef is the continued negative BSE findings supported by the highest surveillance possible. The administration should be working to increase our surveillance of BSE, not scaling it back.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Quality, Negative, American, Proof)

Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way.
- Catherine Deneuve
(Keywords: Life, Time, Negative, Woman)

All these child stars grow up and they're knockin' over banks and getting prostitutes. I'm, like, one of the only people I know that has managed to dodge all of that negative crap.
- Dustin Diamond
(Keywords: People, Negative, Banks, Stars)

I think if you're fame-hungry, go out to a nightclub and get drunk... why do that? I don't understand how some people would want fame so bad that they'd go out and get negative attention to earn it.
- Zac Efron
(Keywords: People, Negative, Attention, Fame, Want)

I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days. We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country.
- Rahm Emanuel
(Keywords: History, Negative, Act, Country, First, Want)

Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Love, People, Negative, Virtue, Being, Press, Tolerance)

In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?
- Jamie Foxx
(Keywords: Life, Music, Negative, Positive)

I can do most anything and not have a problem with it. The only time I have negative attention is when I run naked through the streets brandishing a handgun.
- Janeane Garofalo
(Keywords: Time, Negative, Attention)

Today 80 percent of all the oil that comes out of the Gulf is from 1,000 feet or more and today almost a third of it is more than 5,000 feet below the surface. What hasn't happened is the safety and the ability to respond to a negative event such as this blowout, has been far outrun by the technology of drilling itself. We need to close that gap.
- Bob Graham
(Keywords: Technology, Negative, Ability, Drilling, Feet, Oil, Safety, Today)

I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.
- Michael Graves
(Keywords: People, Negative, Care, Value)

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
- Nhat Hanh
(Keywords: People, Negative, Positive, Wrong)

The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around 20,000 pounds. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child.
- Daniel Hannan
(Keywords: Money, Truth, Negative, Country, Debt, Interest, Now)

Music has become a bigger business, and with that there is more pressure to succeed; I think that it creates a negative pressure for being creative.
- Jerry Harrison
(Keywords: Music, Business, Negative, Being, Pressure, Succeed)

This also turned out to be negative, so there is no material in the Central Intelligence Agency, either in the records or in the mind of any of the individuals, that there was any contact had or even contemplated with him.
- Richard M. Helms
(Keywords: Intelligence, Negative, Mind)

Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy.
- Marilu Henner
(Keywords: Food, Negative, Balance, Cause, Energy, Research)

The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?
- James Hillman
(Keywords: Power, Society, People, Control, Negative, Talking, Word)

Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.
- Bell Hooks
(Keywords: Art, People, Negative, Act, Books)

I play out negative fantasies for people. I'm the guy people love to hate. And they always remember the bad guy.
- Brion James
(Keywords: Love, People, Negative, Hate, Play)

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
- Michael Jordan
(Keywords: Change, Negative, Expectations, Will)

Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
- Abdul Kalam
(Keywords: Success, Negative, Media, Nation)

I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Keywords: Sports, Negative, Positive, Winning, Language, Losing)

Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles.
- John Kasich
(Keywords: Society, Action, Negative, Effect)

If Iran does not change its policies, it won't be able to integrate into the international community and will become even more isolated than it is now, which likely will have a negative impact on the Iranian people.
- Moshe Katsav
(Keywords: Change, People, Negative, Community, Now, Will)

I'm sure people in the business have said: She's too old for that part. I don't hear about it because your agent protects you from those negative things.
- Felicity Kendal
(Keywords: Business, People, Negative, Old)

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Peace, War, Negative, Affirmation)

I dont really look at myself as a role model. And I just am the way I am and if people want to look up to me, they do. By no means do I like to give a negative image either.
- Jordan Knight
(Keywords: People, Negative, Want)

You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Love, Negative, Positive, Want)

After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past.
- Robert MacNeil
(Keywords: Thought, Negative, Positive, Country, Past, Tongue)

If you want to be negative about the whole thing you can say all guitar bands after the Beatles were just a waste of time because the Beatles were the best. I think it's far better to give new records a try.
- Stephen Malkmus
(Keywords: Time, Negative, Guitar, Want, Waste)



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