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Situations Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Situations.

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into
situations where you need it.
- Doug Larson

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed
at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
- Herbert Simon

 

It is our task to provide policies suited to the different situations of today.
- John Bracken

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu

None of my characters are rich or famous,
and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone.
- Nicholas Sparks

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Both politicians and journalists face situations which
strain their honesty and humanity.
My opinion is that politicians on the average stand
up somewhat better than journalists.
- John McCarthy

But I have always - ever since The Accidental Woman -
written novels about individuals attempting to make
choices in the context of situations over which they have no control.
- Jonathan Coe

I have a condition called Aspergers Syndrome,
which is like a mild form of autism It means I don't
interact properly in certain social situations.
- Gary Numan

When I write an original story I write about people
I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with.
I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.
- Satyajit Ray

I don't believe in devils.
Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations.
Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are
really victims of evil deeds.
- Max von Sydow

Families homeschool for different reasons,
in unique situations, using a variety of methods.
- Lisa Whelchel

I look for something that is highly unusual,
involving ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.
- Walter Lord

Trust:
Perhaps you trust your doctor,
your lawyer, your boss - perhaps not.
Perhaps you trust in a "Higher Power" - perhaps you don't.
Trust is something that we become aware of in unusual situations,
such as a once-in-a-lifetime ride on a zip-line,
but most of the time, we become oblivious
to the trust we have, or don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Human beings yield in many situations,
even important and spiritual and central ones,
as long as it prolongs one's well-being.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

On certain plays and situations I feel like I have the advantage.
But sometimes I just have to not think about the size
of the guy in front of me.
- Dante Hall

Venus told me the other day that champions don't get
nervous in tight situations.
That really helped me a lot.
I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.
- Serena Williams

Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.
- Newt Gingrich

Most of us believe outside situations shape our attitudes when,
in fact, it is our view of the situations that shape our attitudes.
- Darren L. Johnson

Sometimes I see it and then paint it.
Other times I paint it and then see it.
Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither.
- Jasper Johns

I'm used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations.
It was hard for me to accept the success.
- Paula Cole

Who is ever adequate? We all create situations each other can't live up to,
then break our hearts at them because they don't.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action;
try to use ordinary situations.
- Jean Paul

In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe;
at such critical times,
unity of mind and technique is essential -
do not let your heart waver!
- Morihei Ueshiba

I always try to think of a vocabulary to match different musical situations.
- Roscoe Mitchell

I know the situations that we do every week are all
ones that I encounter in my life or will encounter.
- Patricia Heaton

It's a lot of random situations that combine in a certain
volatile form and create a bigger-than-
the-whole situation that nobody could have predicted.
- Paul Kantner

Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur.
- Ralph Fiennes

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who
are in interesting situations,
that a young person, who either marries or dies,
is sure of being kindly spoken of.
- Jane Austen

Living the Unconcerned Life is living
a life without anxiety or worry -
especially in those situations where anxiety and worry
would seem to be expected and "natural."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you
can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
- Zig Ziglar

Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman.
And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of
humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise.
- Jami Gertz

The character is close to me, except that I haven't
lived through those situations,
so it's not completely me.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

What I do is put my characters into situations that
are so precarious there is no way to get out.
And then I figure how to get them out.
- Sidney Sheldon

My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player.
By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas
City in classical situations.
He was already an amazing talent.
- Pat Metheny

So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it,
was and remains for me an effort to make sense out
of essentially senseless situations.
- Thomas Lynch

Some people have such a talent for making the best
of a bad situation that they go around creating bad
situations so they can make the best of them.
- Jean Kerr

I like to think what I bring to the table is kind of
a sympathetic and endearing quality,
even while I'm playing outcasts or characters that
end up in outlandish situations.
- Jason Biggs

I take real people and put them in extraordinary situations.
- Robert Cormier

I think I've been in situations where they looked at
me and just see some rich white guy -
they don't see me at all.
- William H. Macy

I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity
of travelling across this country and enduring all
the classic situations that go with talking to people.
- Barbara Amiel

I really believe the only thing you can control in
those situations is what you do as a player but also
how you interact with your teammates,
which is critical.
- Brian Griese

I try to be the fixer of situations and I gravitate
to people who are institutional misfits.
- Stephan Jenkins

Most women seem to be required to pit themselves against
men in dramatic situations,
and the men got to pit themselves against ideas or God.
- Judy Davis

I have known for some time that I can meet any man
I want but that does not mean that I want to meet anyone.
I certainly don't like being forced into situations.
- Sharon Stone

In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations:
fight or flee.
In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative;
fight,
flee - or laugh.
- Robert Orben

I don't know how the poor farmers deal with such situations in real life.
It's really sad.
- Sanjay Dutt

Ultimately it's a leap of faith and a leap of imagination
to put yourself back in time into those conditions
and situations and see how you would react.
- Derek Jacobi

I write, or used to write, to explain to myself situations
I couldn't otherwise solve or understand.
Meditation comes very naturally to me.
- Anne Stevenson

Some situations you cause yourself.
- Little Richard

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes
may be the biggest mistake of all.
- Peter McWilliams

There's a certain gravity in Stokes,
due to the situations I have to handle.
- Thayer David

We want to create these dramatic situations,
whether they are real or not, to entertain audiences.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

It's just so much fun to make up characters,
situations, and everything else about a story.
I have so much freedom and flexibility to do whatever I want.
- Margaret Haddix

You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations.
Like when they're both on fire - they're exactly alike.
- Dave Attell

Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations"
are opportunities to either advance,
or stay where you are.
- Maxwell Maltz

'Know thyself' is a good saying, but not in all situations.
In many it is better to say 'know others.'
- Menander

When the characters are really alive before their author,
the latter does nothing but follow them in their action,
in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
- Luigi Pirandello

I go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader.
- Sidney Sheldon

I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game.
I have always been a serious student of umpiring.
I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning.
- Jim Evans

I think that in order for music to be heard in a lot
of different situations you have to always consider that.
- Kenneth Edmonds

To consider persons and events and situations only
in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell.
- Thomas Merton

I have looked back on situations and thought that I
could have handled a few differently and probably better.
- Jim Evans

I wanna keep creating those situations for myself so
I don't have to be out front all the time.
Then when I do have to be out front,
I can do it to the max.
- Bootsy Collins

I think situations are more important than plot and character.
- Harry Mathews

I've just had some of the worst situations with the
most beautiful girls who I just could not stand talking to anymore.
The physical only lasts for so long.
- Brian Austin Green

These people are real to me, and situations keep coming
up where their emergence feels natural.
It's like meeting old friends.
I hope readers feel the same way.
- Jonathan Kellerman

It is considered a major sin to break a contract,
if you agreed, especially with military situations.
- John Walker Lindh

I like to look at how people work together when they
are put into stressful situations,
when life stops being cozy.
- Jeanette Winterson

Dresses, I find, are impractical in social situations,
but I enjoy wearing them a great deal on stage.
- Brian Molko


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