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Direct Quotes

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We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
- Bertha Calloway (attributed)

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The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
- Carl Jung

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

 

And think not, you can direct the course of love;
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is a constant opponent,
and an overpowering adversary if attacked directly.
The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life -
a parry here, a feint there - always engaged,
but never in the direct line of life's heaviest blows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

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Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food
quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.
- Bryan Miller

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

Life always rides in strength to victory,
not through internationalism...
but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

I have had strange animals as pets all my life.
I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact
better with animals than people.
Animals are direct, not duplicitous.
- Yvonne Craig

I would like to remain an actress, but am very anxious to direct and produce.
- Megan Gallagher

But when I direct I become possessed,
a possession I've never quite understood.
- Ted Kotcheff

There's evidence of a social decline in direct proportion
to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.
- Mark Rydell

Life is a pilgrimage.
The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns.
He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss,
his ultimate destination.
- Swami Sivananda

I worked at a local television station and I got a
chance to direct and do all those things -
worked kiddie shows,
Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that.
- Barry Levinson

I cannot, if I am in the field of glory,
be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done,
there Providence is sure to direct my steps.
- Horatio Nelson

I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Able Danger consisted of approximately 20 direct individuals
working for Special Forces in Tampa,
Florida.
The total amount of people working for Able Danger was 20.
- Curt Weldon

I just think it's important to be direct and honest
with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing.
After all, you are taking some of their soul.
- Mary Ellen Mark

The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge,
it is always simple and direct.
- Calvin Coolidge

I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns:
I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it.
- Ella Maillart

I took a lot of time off after Mobsters and although
I did something I had never done before,
which was to direct a play, The Laughter Epidemic,
it felt like a vacation.
- Christian Slater

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty;
but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty
would be an ignorant unkindness.
- George Eliot

I only direct in self-defense.
- Mel Brooks

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve
is the direct result of his own thoughts.
- James Lane Allen

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn
to direct our inner drives,
our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
- Ethel Percy Andrus

I'd like to see myself married with a child and hopefully
still involved in the entertainment business as an
actor who is also able to write a bit and direct some projects.
- Fred Savage

I wouldn't want to direct.
I see how much work it is.
- Devon Sawa

If I have to, I'll go and direct theater and talk till the cows come home.
- Ridley Scott

There is no sense in doing a wonderful script with
somebody who can't direct because that is a disaster.
- Robert Culp

My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce.
As far as being an actor, I've already told them they
have to wait until they're 18;
I won't take them to auditions.
- Elizabeth Perkins

Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but
by 538 members of the Electoral College.
- Thomas E. Mann

First of all, just to get Diner made would have been
an achievement in that I got a chance to direct.
- Barry Levinson

I don't like to direct myself.
- Vic Morrow

Whether it be the heart to conceive,
the understanding to direct,
or the hand to execute.
- Junius

Our existing media system today is the direct result
of government laws and subsidies that created it.
- Robert McChesney

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it,
we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
- Baruch Spinoza

Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well.
I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes.
But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
- Ted Rall

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing
us since the turn of the last century.
- Gabriel Lippmann

Women ought to have representatives,
instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct
share allowed them in the deliberations of government.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

There is a certain phase in the life of the aged when
the warmth of the heart seems to increase in direct
proportion with the years.
- John Phillips Marquand

Great ambition is the passion of a great character.
Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts.
All depends on the principles which direct them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.
- Karl Marx

I'm impossible to direct.
I couldn't get myself to do anything.
- Tony Shalhoub

I'm not one of these actors who feels a pressing need to direct,
and I have no plans to do it.
- Dennis Franz

I'm intrigued by the way in which physical appearance
can often direct a person's life;
things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one.
- Penelope Lively

When I decided to direct, never having done that before,
is something I'm very proud of.
- Ed Harris

My goal was, and still is, to write first,
direct my own stuff whenever possible and control my own creative destiny.
- Jeff Probst

I like chatting with people.
If people ask me a direct question, I give them a direct
answer and I feel I've always done that with the press.
- Kiefer Sutherland

I want to direct.
It's something that I know I'll be really good at.
- Gedde Watanabe

You don't direct ostriches, you herd them.
- Shelley Duvall

It's not good to be in a situation where people don't
want to direct you or don't want to question something.
- Glenn Close

If you wait until those weapons pose a direct,
clear, present danger to the United States,
you've probably waited too long.
- John Sununu

I'm just beginning to direct.
For all intents and purposes, this is the first time for me.
- Mark Harmon

The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the
power of conception the artist has acquired.
- Gustave Courbet

The greatly increased consumption of alcoholic beverages
is very largely a direct result of the increased purchasing
power created by wartime expenditures.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

When the people who are responsible for our country
ask you a direct question,
I expect them to accept a direct answer,
not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth.
- Eartha Kitt

I write a lot too, so I would like to write or direct in the future if I can.
- Alexis Bledel

I'm currently trying to direct my own material.
- Tom Skerritt

My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong
sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear
and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
- Dick Dale

The House is rooted in the principle of direct elections
and is unique among all branches and bodies of the
federal government as without exception,
the people's voice.
- Charles W. Pickering

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
- Denis Waitley

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal,
the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious,
will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
- Earl Nightingale

The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent
direct royal prerogative.
- Albert Bushnell Hart


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