Quotations on Pressure

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I've wanted somehow to convey to you the sensations - the atmospheric pressure, you might say - of what it is to be seriously a long-term prisoner in an American prison.
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Keywords: American, Pressure, Prison, Sensations)

The pressure of getting an order right is greater than sinking a putt.
- Amy Alcott
(Keywords: Order, Pressure, Right)

There's always been a lot of pressure and tension on the line. If 'Pi' didn't work out, I have no idea what my career would be. I don't think I would have gotten another shot at it. If 'Requiem for a Dream' didn't work out, they would have called me a 'one-hit wonder with a sophomore slump'.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Work, Idea, Dream, Career, Pressure, Tension, Wonder)

I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.
- Bea Arthur
(Keywords: Women, Pressure, Public)

There certainly is a lot of political pressure for states to adopt the new federal tax codes. But there is no law that requires them to do so.
- John Barry
(Keywords: Tax, Law, Pressure, states)

A lot of directors don't want the pressure of a movie the size of Pearl Harbor. But I love it. I thrive on it.
- Michael Bay
(Keywords: Love, Pressure, Want)

It's what everyone is after, I mean they want success and when they get it it's an incredible pressure but what you have to do is try to keep the big picture in view.
- Gerry Beckley
(Keywords: Success, Pressure, Want)

There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress.
- Tom Berenger
(Keywords: Humor, Day, Pressure, Sense, Stress)

The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised.
- Carl Bernstein
(Keywords: Fear, Environment, First, Information, May, Pressure, Questions, Will)

Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world.
- Augustine Birrell
(Keywords: Books, Haste, Language, Man, Pressure, Taste, World, Years)

But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity.
- Felix Bloch
(Keywords: Eyes, Generations, Necessity, Pressure, Want, Will)

Our community is like many around the country that have, as the gentleman from New York referenced, sophisticated planning and zoning regulations. These are elements that are developed as a result of local community pressure to balance interests.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Balance, Community, Country, Gentleman, Planning, Pressure, Result)

And I think the rolling polls put more pressure on them to sustain their beliefs and to improve their delivery of the policy and their delivery of the ideas so that they can garner support for whatever principle they're articulating.
- Jim Bolger
(Keywords: Policy, Ideas, Beliefs, Pressure, Support)

Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Countries, Pressure, Rules, Washington)

A great deal of pressure was then built up to remove me from the club and my resignation was, finally, a forced one.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Pressure, Resignation)

Music itself is a great source of relaxation. Parts of it anyway. Working in the studio, that's not relaxing, but playing an instrument that I don't know how to play is unbelievably relaxing, because I don't have any pressure on me.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Music, Play, Pressure, Relaxation)

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Men, Beer, Countries, Opium, Pressure, Wine)

We're competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both.
- John Callahan
(Keywords: Technology, Beach, Libraries, Now, Old, Pressure, Right)

I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue.
- David Cameron
(Keywords: Children, Conservative, Economy, Interest, Pressure, Risk)

The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that's a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on.
- Eric Cantona
(Keywords: People, Competition, Pressure, Rivalry, Spirit)

The pressure of special interests, the demands of special sections of the state, the needs of friends, all must be subordinated to the good of the people as a whole.
- Arthur Capper
(Keywords: People, Friends, Needs, Pressure, State)

It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson
(Keywords: Society, People, Pressure, Stress)

I've never... when I was having songs on the airwaves, and that sort of thing, I never felt a sense of pressure anywhere except from myself, to do things the way I wanted to do them; to feel authentic; to feel like I was presenting my true self to the world.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Keywords: Pressure, Self, Sense, Songs, World)

Walking into a show when I was 16, at that time when it was the No. 1 hit show, and replacing a character comes with so many expectations. I felt a lot of pressure with that.
- Sarah Chalke
(Keywords: Time, Character, Expectations, Pressure, Walking)

The free world is really helping Lebanon restore its sovereignty. I imagine there is quite a bit of pressure on Syria to leave. I hope they leave in a peaceful way.
- Camille Chamoun
(Keywords: Hope, Pressure, World)

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: People, Culture, Decisions, Popular, Pressure, Propaganda)

To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: Office, Pressure, Public)

The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Christ, Christmas, Competition, Focus, Guilt, Pressure, World)

There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Education, People, Policy, Abstinence, Pressure, Support, Talk, Will)

Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off 'cos they'd have worked it out for themselves.
- Brian Clough
(Keywords: Manager, Pressure, World)

All pressure is self-inflicted. It's what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you.
- Sebastian Coe
(Keywords: Pressure, Self)

I was born with this. It's a hereditary genetic condition. This is something you can go your whole life without really knowing that something's wrong. I had high blood pressure, and that was the first sign.
- Steven Cojocaru
(Keywords: Life, Blood, First, Pressure, Wrong)

Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system.
- Norm Coleman
(Keywords: Society, America, Example, Living, News, Pressure, Retirement, Security)

I have two favorite songs. My first is called 'Dance of The Robe' and it's a very powerful number where she is feeling the pressure from her people to take on the responsibility of leading them.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: People, Favorite, Feeling, First, Leading, Pressure, Responsibility, Songs)

I've learned to relax more. Everybody feels pressure in what they do, maybe mine is just a little different because there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish what I want to.
- Tom Cruise
(Keywords: Day, Pressure, Relax, Want)

The pressure isn't on my brain, but on my mouth. I realized Sam Malone said very little, he spoke in little sentences. Which is much more comfortable for me for some reason.
- Ted Danson
(Keywords: Pressure, Reason)

The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation exerted a strong containing pressure.
- Gerard Debreu
(Keywords: Occupation, Paris, Pressure, World)

Without public pressure from caring people, our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse.
- Morris Dees
(Keywords: People, Abuse, Caring, Pressure, Public, Will)

When people put that sort of pressure on you, you're worried that people won't want to receive you.
- Gavin DeGraw
(Keywords: People, Pressure, Want)

I think, on a larger note, that filmmakers and studios should start to tuck it in a little bit, because films wouldn't have the pressure they have if the word wasn't out about how expensive they were.
- Ted Demme
(Keywords: Pressure, Word)

Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche.
- Andrew Denton
(Keywords: Pressure, Stress)

What I see as the greatest threat to America is that the American people will put political pressure on their leaders to pull out of Iraq before we should.
- Thelma Drake
(Keywords: People, America, American, Iraq, Leaders, Pressure, Will)

I stopped going to school in the middle of fourth grade. Everyone grows up with the peer pressure, and kids being mean to each other in school. I think that's such a horrible thing, but I never really dealt with it in a high school way.
- Hilary Duff
(Keywords: Being, Kids, Pressure, School)

Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important revenues to many states facing their own deficits. This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes.
- Dick Durbin
(Keywords: Tax, Pressure, Republican, State, states, Taxes, Will)

And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent.
- Sibel Edmonds
(Keywords: Congress, Corruption, Court, Pressure, Saying, Senate)

Rather than doing the kind of fact-checking that normally goes with a story, you ran with certain stories for not wanting to get beat. There's a pressure that exists in your profession. I would be surprised in any honest exchange that you say that doesn't exist.
- Rahm Emanuel
(Keywords: Fact, Pressure, Profession)

I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm.
- Robert Englund
(Keywords: Enthusiasm, Feet, Pressure, Want)

I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22.
- Daniel J. Evans
(Keywords: Being, Engineering, Law, Pressure, School, Years)

The demographic weight of countries such as China and India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries. They have accomplished massive technological advances and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport.
- Laurent Fabius
(Keywords: Technology, Countries, Exercise, Revolution, Information, Pressure, Wages, Weight)

You want to come home from a tournament with a winner's medal. That's not the fans or the media putting us under pressure, that's the pressure we put ourselves under.
- Rio Ferdinand
(Keywords: Home, Fans, Media, Pressure, Want)



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