Quotations on Act

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Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.
- Berenice Abbott
(Keywords: Death, Life, Positive, Act, Living, Photography, Song, Word)

But clearly the fact that we've gone from zero Iraqi security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today is an enormous accomplishment, but it's not enough.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Duty, Fact, May, Security, Today)

With Connery, he does act. He is in complete command. He completely trusts the person first, then the instrument. I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Son, Act, First, Russia)

As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri, gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours, your movements are kind of slow.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Fact, Man, Old, Preparation)

I had no idea I could make it this far. And the fact that they told me I made it this far and that America is going to vote for me, I freaked out.
- Casey Abrams
(Keywords: Idea, America, Fact, Vote)

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: People, Fact, Job, President, Want)

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Worth)

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Act, End, Kindness)

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Morality, Authority, Fact, Obvious, Religious)

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Life, Dream, Hope, Act, Shadow)

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
- Konrad Adenauer
(Keywords: Intelligence, God, Fact, Man, Stupidity)

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Life, Censorship, Fact, Military, Press, Right, Struggle)

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Act, Kindness)

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Imagination, Success, Act, Kindness)

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
- James Agate
(Keywords: Management, Act, Fact, Theatre)

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.
- Peter Agre
(Keywords: Act, states, United)

I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Act, Want)

Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: People, Act, Want)

I've done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they're good reviews - you believe that and you're lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that's true and you read that and you're lost.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Fact, Film, Reading, Theatre)

We are not afraid of nuclear weapons. The point is that if we had in fact wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we are brave enough to say that we want it. But we never do that.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Fact, Want, Weapons)

I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Act, Obligation, Public)

People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way.
- George Aiken
(Keywords: People, Act, Nations, World)

Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person.
- Todd Akin
(Keywords: Fact, Information, May, Now)

The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Disaster, Fact, Iraq)

It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Mistake, Act, Circumstance, Israel)

The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Battle, Fact, Now, Will)

The simple fact is this: they are foreigners inside a country which has rejected them. Therefore, these foreigners wherever they go or travel they will be rained down with bullets from everyone. Attacks by members of the resistance will only go up.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Travel, Country, Fact, Foreigners, Will)

The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Change, Ideas, Celebrity, Culture, Fact, Metaphor)

A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Fiction, Play)

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Reality, Will, Writer, Writers)

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Fear, Act, Day)

The simple act of caring is heroic.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Act, Caring)

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Time, Crime, Fact, Law, Mind)

Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Life, Science, Act, Deals, Psychology)

Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Act, Curiosity)

The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Perception, Act, Mind)

When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Act, Contemplation, Enjoyment, May)

When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Business, Progress, Act, Economy, Will)

The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Money, Women, Fact, Fight, Generations, Worth)

Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Women, Fact, Jury, Leaders)

Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Act, Employees)

I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I'd run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York.
- Karen Allen
(Keywords: Ability, Act, Desire, Living, Possibilities, Support, Theatre, Washington)

To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Fact, Name, Parents)

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)

But there is something to the fact that we don't see games on the West Coast, or we don't see games on the East Coast, and stuff like that. It's so unfair, because there is a bias that takes place.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Fact, Games)

Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Men, Church, Christ, Contradiction, Fact, Spirit, Spiritual, Theory)

While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot. The judge had suggested I get my act together, and I took him seriously.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Act, Comedy)

For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: People, Act, Depression, Reason)



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