Quotations on Choice

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I'm still my parent's child, I'm still me, but I made a choice. I evolved into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I think it has to do with evolution.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Choice, Evolution)

Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Choice, First, Kitchen, Painting)

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Choice, Interest, Man, Woman)

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Happiness, Choice, Effort)

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)

Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents.
- Tatyana Ali
(Keywords: Choice, College, Parents, School)

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Work, Children, Choice, Choices, Job, Now, Prison)

I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Funny, Being, Choice, First)

Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Character, Choice, First, Nation, President, Republican, Washington)

The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Marriage, Wedding, Wife, Husband, Heart, Church, Act, Choice, Day)

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Life, Choice, Surrender)

I'm pro responsible choice. You know, there is choice to abstain, choice to do contraception. There are all kinds of good choices.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Choice, Choices)

You pay your money, you take your choice. I get the audience my language attracts and I lose the ones it repels.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Money, Choice, Language)

Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let people convince you that you have no choice.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: People, Choice, Nothing, Will)

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Choice, Man)

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Wisdom, Being, Choice, Excellence, Lying, Man, Reason, State)

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)

I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Choice, Man, Old)

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
- Lance Armstrong
(Keywords: Hope, Ability, Children, Choice, Fight, Hell, Options)

Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving, and I call those people "the cops." But you know, sometimes, you've just got no choice; those kids gotta get to school!
- Dave Attell
(Keywords: People, Choice, Driving, Kids)

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)

There has been much talk referencing what I consider conceptual reports like the Landscape of Choice and documents created as a result of the Great Valley Center.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Choice, Result, Talk)

Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Society, Policy, Choice, Economy, Reform)

Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Thought, Apologies, Choice, Now, Options)

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Choice, Drama, Freedom, Listening, Results, Treatment)

You make a choice whether or not to turn that TV on. We didn't even have a television in the house.
- Christine Baranski
(Keywords: Choice, Television)

You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.
- Ellen Barkin
(Keywords: Family, Love, Mother, Daughter, Choice, Cute)

I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Power, Choice, Competition, Direction)

While war is never anyone first choice, sometimes it is a necessary choice.
- Gresham Barrett
(Keywords: War, Choice, First)

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Time, Choice, Holiday, Religious)

God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: God, Work, Body, Choice, Obvious)

In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
- Stephen Bayley
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Church, Choice, Innocence, Religious, Shops, World)

Many of our constituents have one option for cable TV and one price. Our constituents desire choice.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Choice, Desire)

Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe.
- James Beattie
(Keywords: Knowledge, Choice, Ignorance)

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: God, Life, Choice, Man, Will)

To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Being, Choice, Focus, Future, Living, Past, Present)

There are plenty of lesbians in Hollywood, but they're not out. And that's their choice, but I can't do that, it's too important to me.
- Jill Bennett
(Keywords: Choice, Hollywood)

I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Choice, Now, Post)

Even with Extreme, I don't think you have a choice but to sort of have somewhat of an influence of the times.
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Keywords: Choice, Extreme, Influence)

Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Choice, Expression, Man, Opinion, Privilege, Right, Vote)

You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that.
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Keywords: Work, Choice, First, Reward, Universe, Will)

All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Power, Strength, Arrogance, Choice, Justice)

However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: Idea, Abortion, Choice, Circumstances, Woman)

Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice - including the elderly and persons with disabilities - and their families - who rely on the state for their care.
- Kathleen Blanco
(Keywords: Care, Choice, Elderly, State, Want)

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
- Leon Blum
(Keywords: Morality, Courage, Choice, May)

So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)

They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice that isn't part of the real war on terror. Someone should tell that to al Qaeda.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: War, Choice, Freedom, Terror)

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
- Nadia Boulanger
(Keywords: Love, Choice, Passion)

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