Quotations on Action

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I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: Action, Character, Acting, Coach)

The atmosphere is much too near for dreams. It forces us to action. It is close to us. We are in it and of it. It rouses us both to study and to do. We must know its moods and also its motive forces.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: Dreams, Action, Moods, Motive, Study)

Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Earth, Isolation, Justice, Satisfaction, Violence)

By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Time, Success, Action, Nations, Past, World)

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Life, Action, Man)

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
- Jane Addams
(Keywords: Action, Ethics, Expression)

The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Action, Past)

Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can't.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Time, Action, Enemies)

Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Life, Action, Boldness, Honor)

Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Change, Men, Action, First, Principles, Right, Will)

I made my choice to be in Ferrari. It is not easy because it is important for a man to have satisfaction. And for me to get the satisfaction I want means getting results.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Choice, Man, Results, Satisfaction, Want)

But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Action, Sense, Value, Word)

You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Politics, Women, Action, Effect)

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
- George Allen
(Keywords: History, Action, Failure, Apology, Senate, states, Today, United, Victims)

In this context, I believe it is an imperative for the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible, and this does not imply that he must or should appoint members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet, which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Inaction, Inefficiency, Party, President)

In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Action, Parents)

Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Action, Creation)

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Faith, Thought, Action, Criticism, Doubt, Order, Reflection)

Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Thought, Action, Unconscious)

For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Thought, Action, Energy, Nothing, Will)

Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
- Kingsley Amis
(Keywords: Action, Virtue, Criticism, First, Self)

It's sort of an action flick. You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds.
- Anthony Anderson
(Keywords: Funny, Action, Trying)

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Action, Perseverance, Mind)

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

Once you've established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Action, Character)

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
- Diane Arbus
(Keywords: Action, Contemplation, Mind, World)

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Action, Freedom, Key)

Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Action, Name)

Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies.
- Asia Argento
(Keywords: Movies, Action, Years)

We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Action, Actions)

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Art, Thought, Action, Choice, Reason)

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Action, Beginning, End, Tragedy)

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
- Mary Kay Ash
(Keywords: Action, Failure)

I think it is important that you care about the characters, and you are not just waiting for the next action sequence but have a vested interested in what happens to them.
- Shawn Ashmore
(Keywords: Action, Care, Waiting)

Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Action, Information, Leading, Reform)

Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Love, Action, World)

Planet of the Apes was a gigantic challenge, making the clothes work so people could do stunts and action in the clothes. I really learned a lot about that in that movie.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Work, People, Action, Challenge, Clothes)

Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Life, Action, Attention, Choice, Consequences, Man, May)

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Life, Action, Class, Pain, Pleasure)

Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Fashion, Man, Satisfaction, Will, Woman)

I've seen, not surprisingly, no action taken against those people, but here I am, an anarchist website, not even close to what that is, not even close to what else you can find on the Internet.
- Sherman Austin
(Keywords: People, Action, Internet)

All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Thought, Action, Thoughts, Results)

To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Opportunity, Action, America, Congress, Help, Republican, Security, Trade, Workers)

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Life, Knowledge, Action, End)

I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I'm the action guy.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Car, Dreams, Action, Fun)

I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)

Action is the antidote to despair.
- Joan Baez
(Keywords: Action, Despair)

But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Action, Drama, Interest, Pleasure)



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