Quotations on Perspective

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In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Class, Perspective, Prayer, Sense, World)

When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Business, Government, Thought, Congress, Perspective, World, Years)

I am certain more emergency supplemental bills will be needed before this process is concluded. In fact, there is a point I have repeated several times recently which keeps the enormity of this situation in perspective.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Fact, Perspective, Will)

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
- Truman Capote
(Keywords: Music, Laws, Light, Painting, Perspective, Rules, Writing)

One of the saddest realities is that we never know when our lives are at their peak. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago.
- Jonathan Carroll
(Keywords: Day, Perspective, Years)

It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to align the interest of a great team.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Interest, Passion, Perspective, Right)

At some point you start seeing the difference between what you really want, and what is your priority order. I feel that today I know what I want. That's the problem with perspective, as well as focus and concentration.
- Nick Cave
(Keywords: Difference, Focus, Order, Perspective, Today, Want)

I do want to try to put things in perspective today relative to the U.S.-Canada relationship. I would like to start by talking about how important this relationship is to the people of the United States.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: People, Perspective, states, Talking, Today, United, Want)

Like Canada, we very much wanted the United Nations to be a relevant and effective body. But once those efforts failed, we no longer saw things from a multilateral perspective. For us, now, it is much more basic than that. It is about family.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: Family, Body, Canada, Nations, Now, Perspective, United)

The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way - the way God intended it to be - by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space.
- Roger B. Chaffee
(Keywords: God, Giving, Perspective, Space, World)

Now, I'm not suggesting we're going to wait 40 years or even four years, but I think we have to put in perspective the fact that we've come quite a distance. We have quite a distance to come - go, as well.
- Michael Chertoff
(Keywords: Fact, Now, Perspective, Years)

And I think from a male perspective, we have men talking about their feelings and it being okay.
- Morris Chestnut
(Keywords: Men, Feelings, Being, Perspective, Talking)

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Keywords: Men, Earth, Extreme, Nationalism, Perspective, Stars)

The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: God, Purpose, Existence, Perspective, Proof, Study)

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
- John Constable
(Keywords: Light, May, Perspective, Ugly, Will)

I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.
- James D'arcy
(Keywords: History, Emotions, Irish, Now, Perspective, Sense)

Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life.
- Neil Diamond
(Keywords: Life, Perspective, Song)

One billion people in 175 countries will mark Earth Day. That puts tea parties in perspective, doesn't it?
- Greg Dworkin
(Keywords: People, Countries, Day, Earth, Perspective, Tea, Will)

Other people's perspective, just seeing the sexy image, might be that I take my sexuality very seriously. But I really don't. I like being sexy. It's fun, and I have had a nice little career off it.
- Carmen Electra
(Keywords: People, Being, Career, Fun, Perspective, Sexuality)

Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: Power, Decision, Capitalism, Decisions, Perspective, Will)

All I can do is assess the value from Manchester United perspective. Whatever Chelsea do, they may have a different criteria, and different financial assets.
- David Gill
(Keywords: Financial, May, Perspective, United, Value)

I just sort of take it from a character perspective, and I don't know if he was necessarily spiritual, but I do think he had hope. He was a character that was comfortable having hope in his life, and hope is faith.
- Ryan Gosling
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Character, Hope, Perspective, Spiritual)

I'm not sure Kinsey has changed in these first twelve books. I think the reader learns more about her, but from Kinsey's perspective, only three years have passed while the rest of us have been getting older at a much faster clip.
- Sue Grafton
(Keywords: Books, First, Perspective, Rest, Years)

From a reality perspective, I'm sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don't know what is.
- Jennifer Granholm
(Keywords: History, Needs, Perspective, Reality)

Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation.
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Keywords: Society, Actions, Defense, Perspective, Reputation, Weapons)

My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important.
- Tom Hanks
(Keywords: Change, Perspective, Saying)

And I think I have a perspective about Hollywood that you don't see very often in the press.
- Patricia Heaton
(Keywords: Hollywood, Perspective, Press)

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
- Dee Hock
(Keywords: Wisdom, Trust, Ability, Humility, Judgment, Perspective, Reward, Tolerance)

Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much, like you don't go on as many outings.
- Hugh Jackman
(Keywords: Life, Father, Perspective, Sleep)

The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing.
- Alphonso Jackson
(Keywords: Ability, Challenge, Perspective, Will)

Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought.
- Herman Kahn
(Keywords: Thought, Decision, Mistakes, Paradox, Perspective, Result)

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.
- Irving R. Kaufman
(Keywords: Mind, Perspective, Precedents, Profession, Routine)

When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them.
- Allen Klein
(Keywords: Experience, Humor, First, Perspective, Problems, Trying)

If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more.
- Brian Koslow
(Keywords: Time, Body, Gain, Mind, Perspective, Spirit, Will)

I influenced the BG style by not being able to draw perspective. The BG artists developed cool graphic painting styles to make my bad backgrounds look like they were that way on purpose.
- John Kricfalusi
(Keywords: Purpose, Artists, Being, Painting, Perspective, Style)

So I think that is from the European perspective, for the European future, this engagement can be one of the most important and effective decisions in the last 50 years maybe.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Keywords: Decisions, Future, Perspective, Years)

Well, you know, I have always had an issue with the whole weight thing with people in general because I happen to love how big women look. I mean, it's all a perspective. It's all an opinion, and I think sort of the Rubenesque, voluptuous body is a lot sexier than the boney bag of bones with fake everything.
- Debi Mazar
(Keywords: Love, Women, People, Body, Opinion, Perspective, Weight)

I'm coming up on 40 next year, and after making so many records and doing music for so long, I'm looking for a change and a different perspective. And every now and then, I think I have something I want to say.
- Tim McGraw
(Keywords: Change, Music, Now, Perspective, Want)

One only has to look at the performance of the economy to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's youth about military service.
- John M. McHugh
(Keywords: Performance, America, Economy, Military, Perspective, Service, Youth)

It's a miracle to be an actor and to know that you have a job to go to a year from now is a rare thing, so I think peace of mind and financial stability come with that. Hopefully I'm a little wiser and have a little more perspective in my life than I did then.
- Debra Messing
(Keywords: Life, Peace, Financial, Actor, Job, Mind, Now, Perspective, Stability)

The story follows the whole family. But pretty much all the characters who are in jail have written a book about it, so you've got their perspective of it, however skewed they want you to see it.
- Marguerite Moreau
(Keywords: Family, Perspective, Pretty, Want)

To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a female perspective should not make men say, 'Oh well, that's for women'.
- Holly Near
(Keywords: Men, Women, Perspective, Songs)

I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike, all African-Americans think alike.
- Anne Northup
(Keywords: African, Country, Perspective, Problems, Soccer)

The scientific perspective of the world, especially the living world, inexorably impresses on us a dynamic picture of the world of entities and structures involved in continuous and incessant change and in process without ceasing.
- Arthur Peacocke
(Keywords: Change, Living, Perspective, World)

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
- Gregory Peck
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Strength, Balance, Perspective, Sense)

One of my great joys in life is being a pilot. There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky. You get a different perspective up there. Seeing things that aren't so apparent from the ground.
- Sonny Perdue
(Keywords: Life, Being, Freedom, Perspective, Sense, Sky)

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
- Alan Perlis
(Keywords: Attitude, Measure, Perspective, Vitality)

Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective.
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Keywords: Behavior, Language, Perspective, Rules, Universe)

In fact, I think that Governor Clinton, when he was running, and President Clinton, when he was serving, actually governed with a wide range of advisors and a perspective that blended the best of ideas from the center and the left.
- John Podesta
(Keywords: Ideas, Fact, Perspective, President, Running)

As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences - this life and beyond - we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know.
- Henry Reed
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, Gain, Perspective, Sleep)

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