Quotations on Being

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Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.
- Hank Aaron
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Execution)

I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Being, Fantasy, Writer)

'How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.'
- John Abbott
(Keywords: Being, Man, Questions)

Together, we can create a world in which peace is real; in which every human being can thrive; in which all share the promise of our century. I believe we can succeed.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Peace, Being, Promise, Succeed, World)

The cool part of being an entertainer is getting the opportunity to get your feet wet in all areas.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: Opportunity, Being, Feet)

I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Time, People, Basketball, Being, Court)

I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)

Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Change, Business, Being, Day, Environment)

There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
- Spencer Abraham
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Majority, Republican, Senate)

While we are guarding the country, we must accept being the guardian of the finest ethics. The country needs it and we must do it.
- Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
(Keywords: Being, Country, Ethics, Needs)

I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way.
- Kathy Acker
(Keywords: Being, Language)

Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Being, Conscience, Duty, Free will, Liberty, Safety, Sin)

When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Time, Being, First, Hair, Personality)

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Being, Sense)

Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Art, Being, Geometry, Grace, Mathematics, Now, Reason, Understanding)

At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard, being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm, neither of us understanding the one the other.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Time, People, Being, Boats, Harm, Understanding)

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Being, Garden, Songs, Value)

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Music, Being, Nonsense, Nothing)

After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
- George Ade
(Keywords: Being, Posterity)

It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Being, Day, Famous, Merit, Name, Now)

Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Progress, Being, School)

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Being, Nothing, Nothingness)

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Nature, Peace, Science, Soul, Goal, Being, Human nature, Mind, Understanding)

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Being, Sense)

I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family.
- Steven Adler
(Keywords: Family, God, Being, Support)

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Power, Being, Man, Rules)

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Lie, Being, Magic)

I just feel like sometimes I'm a force to be dealt with. My talents are sometimes overused and also sometimes underused. It's not easy being me.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Being, Force)

Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Movies, Being, President, states, United)

There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Being, Poor, Romantic)

My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Mom, Being, Choices, Conversation, Danger, Listening, Open)

It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: People, Being, Fans)

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Being, Film)

Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Company, Film, Talk)

I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.
- Eden Ahbez
(Keywords: Being, Earth, Heaven, Rain, Wind)

As we saw in the Queen's Speech, anti-social behaviour - a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories - is the political theme of the moment.
- Kamal Ahmed
(Keywords: Being, Queen, Speech, Worry)

Those are my favorite kind of parts to do, just being a goofball and seeing how far you can go with something until you're just way out of line.
- Malin Akerman
(Keywords: Being, Favorite)

Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: Religion, Truth, Islam, Muslim, Being, Duty, Obligation)

Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.
- Jessica Alba
(Keywords: Change, Idea, Being, Care, Celebrity, Fame, Job, Living)

The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Being, Enjoyment, Listening, Man, Wrong)

Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that's being made all over the world.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Music, Travel, Being, World)

From early on, everything I did was calculated to being elected to Congress.
- Carl Albert
(Keywords: Being, Congress)

I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Being, Delusion, Job)

I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: War, Americans, Being, World, World war)

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Leading, Now, Theater)

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Being, Existence, Goodness, Man, Woman, World)



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