Quotations on Intention

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It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Intention, May, Meaning, Photography, Present, World)

Why do I need succession planning? I'm very alert, I'm very vibrant. I have no intention to retire.
- Sheldon Adelson
(Keywords: Intention, Planning)

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Time, Intention, Suicide)

Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage, taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people. And using that as a vehicle for the intention.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: People, Intention, Prayer)

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Technology, Events, Intention, Physics, Study, University)

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: War, Authority, Cause, First, Intention, Order)

I suppose no man becomes a pocket hunter by first intention.
- Mary Austin
(Keywords: First, Intention, Man)

Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October.
- Peter Bart
(Keywords: Business, Disney, Entertainment, Intention, October)

I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Intention, Pretty)

In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.
- Henri Bergson
(Keywords: Intention, Laughter)

When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- Otto von Bismarck
(Keywords: Intention, Practice)

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- Otto von Bismarck
(Keywords: Intention, Man, Practice)

I may err in judgment, but I hope not in intention.
- Edward Blake
(Keywords: Hope, Intention, Judgment, May)

It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
- Michael Bolton
(Keywords: Intention, Moments, Understanding)

There was absolutely no intention of splitting up. We had so many great ideas to use on the new album. John Paul Jones was incredible, coming to the studio each day with new instruments to play.
- John Bonham
(Keywords: Ideas, Day, Intention, Play)

I have no intention of resigning, and confidently expect to resume official duties within three months.
- Frederick W. Borden
(Keywords: Intention, Months)

Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention.
- Bill Bruford
(Keywords: Discipline, Intention, Sound)

Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Intention, Laws, Liberal, May, Sense)

Some people come out going, I don't get it. And I don't quite know what they're trying to get, what they're struggling for. We have had the reaction where people leave the movie sort of uncomfortable and befuddled. Although that wasn't our intention.
- Joel Coen
(Keywords: People, Intention, Trying)

I don't have any friends and don't have any intention of making any. People will stab you in the back, mistreat you, talk about me behind your back, steal from you. And they're not really your friends. They're only there because you're a celebrity or because they want to get something from you.
- Gary Coleman
(Keywords: People, Celebrity, Friends, Intention, Talk, Want, Will)

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
- Robin G. Collingwood
(Keywords: Purpose, Appetite, Desire, Intention, Parenthood, Will)

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
- Christopher Columbus
(Keywords: Fear, Intention, Name, Service)

According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Government, Intention, Iraq, Majority, Military, Opinion)

I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
- Hugh Dancy
(Keywords: Actor, Drama, Growing up, Intention, School, University)

I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
- Charles Darwin
(Keywords: God, Intention, Living)

I know that Duke made a number of demands, including that the attorney general drop its investigation. We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that.
- Gray Davis
(Keywords: Intention, Investigation)

Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it. Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer.
- Len Deighton
(Keywords: Intention, Politicians, Writer)

Our intention creates our reality.
- Wayne Dyer
(Keywords: Intention, Reality)

O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Heart, Intention, Man)

I am not surprised that they show no intention to follow in my footsteps, although if I had a second chance myself, I would certainly try to repeat my present career.
- Richard Ernst
(Keywords: Career, Chance, Footsteps, Intention, Present)

Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed, and it is, of course, the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: Intention, Majority, Media, Party)

Sometimes his methods are questionable, and even his morals are questionable, but his intention is always to protect Sydney. So in that way I think he's a good parent.
- Victor Garber
(Keywords: Intention, Morals)

Sometimes, his methods and his motives are questionable and even his morals are questionable in the way he does things. But I think his intention is always to protect his daughter.
- Victor Garber
(Keywords: Daughter, Intention, Morals, Motives)

And there's a lot of that stuff with people bringing their kids, kids bringing their parents, people bringing their grandparents - I mean, it's gotten to be really stretched out now. It was never my intention to say, this is the demographics of our audience.
- Jerry Garcia
(Keywords: People, Grandparents, Intention, Kids, Now)

The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.
- Helen Garner
(Keywords: Nature, Intention, Meaning, Rain)

I've got absolutely no intention of ever going to play at another club.
- Steven Gerrard
(Keywords: Intention, Play)

He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.
- Benny Green
(Keywords: People, Help, Intention, Jazz, Potential, Voice, Writer)

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
- Adolf Hitler
(Keywords: War, Purpose, Alliance, Intention, Wage)

Our intention is to really explore this transition and, beyond that, explore the particular things that someone comes up against when they're gay or lesbian.
- Laura Innes
(Keywords: Gay, Intention, Lesbian)

Some months ago, while I was preparing a new work, I told a young cinema executive my intention of including in a soundtrack two themes from Bach. But when he asked me which has been the last hit from that Bach?, then I knew that I had no longer place in cinema.
- Maurice Jarre
(Keywords: Work, Cinema, Intention, Months)

It was not my intention whatsoever for the Japanese government to try to get me out of trouble. And I really appreciate the Japanese government for all they have done for me.
- Robert Jenkins
(Keywords: Government, Intention, Trouble)

Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life.
- Jasper Johns
(Keywords: Life, Consciousness, Intention, Mind)

Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.
- E. Stanley Jones
(Keywords: Intelligence, Mistake, Action, Intention, Intentions, May, Sin, Wrong)

It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
- Walt Kelly
(Keywords: Energy, Intention, Reality)

The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem.
- Joseph Lancaster
(Keywords: Force, Intention, Public, Teachers, Youth)

Apparently, there's this whole set of disgruntled people but obviously it's not my intention to offend anyone by changing the style of music that I've done.
- Jonny Lang
(Keywords: Music, People, Intention, Style)

I employ 20 people in Vienna. The other 130 coworkers are pilots and flight companions. The Overhead is limited with me. Reduces naturally the costs of my fliers.
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Keywords: Policy, Country, Intention, Party, Questions)

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Keywords: Benefits, Devotion, Enemies, Enemy, Intention, Man, Will)

My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum.
- Mary MacLane
(Keywords: Desire, Intention, Public, Vocation, Will)

In the Steven F. Austin Colony, which was the first colony, Texans first established a provisional government in 1835 with the intention of writing a declaration of independence soon after.
- Michael McCaul
(Keywords: Government, First, Independence, Intention, Writing)



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