Dilemma Quotes by Matt Mullenweg, Oh Land, Tom Hanks, Mary Beard, Josephine Langford, Zbigniew Brzezinski and many others.
With Akismet, there was an interesting dilemma. Is it for the good of the world Akismet being secret and being more effective against spammers, versus it being open and less effective?
I definitely write about my life and the issues I might have or the dilemmas I’m going through, but usually I write about it in a general way and make metaphors. Like “I’m the wolf and you are the moon “.
The reason most of us go to the movies is to be involved in someone else’s moral dilemma.
All religions throughout history have been concerned about – and have sometimes fought over – what it means to represent God, and they have found elegant, intriguing, and awkward ways to confront that dilemma.
It’s a bit of a dilemma, being an actor. I know that. But otherwise, I’m a relatively private person. I feel like when you get into this industry, it’s so important to have your boundaries.
It certainly would be possible for America to redefine its role in the world, especially if, in the short run, America is able to cope effectively with the ongoing dilemma in the Middle East.
You don’t know what you don’t know.
There’s a dilemma over how to balance concrete economic interests with critical opinions on the state of human rights. It’s the human rights that suffer, and that’s a great price to pay.
We face a dilemma because although everybody is better off than they’ve ever been at any time in our history, we’ve also got the biggest gap between the rich and the poor that we’ve ever had, and we’ve potentially got a planet which is going to go bust any day.
You get on the radio by writing your own songs. But we had the dilemma of not being able to play anywhere because we weren’t able to play anything that anyone wanted to hear. So we learned songs that we thought that we could do without puking.
There was a nice dilemma. How does one interject into a polite conversation, “By the way, in case you’re ever interested, I do have a penise.”?
Biodiesel seems to be the answer to a lot of our prayers. Not only can it help the U.S. economy, our unwanted dependence on foreign oil, and the gasping environment, it could also help the family farmers out of this tragic dilemma they have found themselves in through no fault of their own.
I get bored with the same old film coming out every weekend. It feels like it’s the same story all the time, and the same visuals, and the characters’ dilemmas are remarkably similar.
When we arrive at dilemmas in life and we are unable to decipher the right direction to go, if we hope to maintain our confidence in the process, we must (repeat must) allow the Lord to be our Guide, our Strength, our Wisdom – our all!
The essential dilemma of education is to be found in the fact that the sort of man (or woman) who knows a given subject sufficiently well to teach it is usually unwilling to do so.
The tall building, concentrating man in one place more densely than ever before, similarly concentrates the dilemma of our public architecture at the end of the twentieth century: whether the new forms made possible by technology are doomed by the low calculations of modern patrons and their architects.
You see the dilemma?вЂќ Ham asked. вЂњI see an idiot,вЂќ Breeze mumbled.
How to tell students what to look for without telling them what to see is the dilemma of teaching.
only adj. thats the dilemma isn’t it? when you’re single, there’s the sadness and joy of only me. And when you’re paired, there’s the sadness and joy of only you.
One of the richest countries in the world – the United States of America – is facing a real ethical dilemma in terms of providing equitable access to health care.
I do feel that even though I didn’t grow up being a big sci-fi fan or comic books or superhero fan, I felt myself definitely gravitate towards these movies that have a high concept and yet they’re giving you a moral dilemma within that.
There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory.
In such a case the writer is apt to have recourse to epigrams. Somewhere in this world there is an epigram for every dilemma.
I hate violence, yes I do. It’s kind of a dilemma, huh?.
Aristotle said time is a measure of change, and this movie is about changing in time, through time, while remaining the same person. That’s a philosophical paradox and a moral dilemma. But ‘Casablanca’ says it’s possible. You can have both. That’s what it means. And that’s my wish for you: that you would have both.
There was a time when I thought that my career wasn’t right for me, and I was caught up in a dilemma, but after I joined ‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed,’ I felt endless joy and interest in my work for the first time in a while.
I saw Hulk Hogan the other day in a parking lot, and I couldn’t tell from a distance if it was Hulk Hogan or not. And I realized I’ve never had that dilemma before. I’ve always been able to tell immediately when looking at anybody if they were or were not Hulk Hogan.
Man desires to be free and he desires to feel important. This places him in a dilemma, for the more he emancipates himself from necessity the less important he feels.
One repressive state after another has had to face the dilemma of wanting abundant Internet for economic advancement, while ruing the ways in which its citizens can become empowered to express themselves fearlessly.
A sympathetic person is placed in the dilemma of a swimmer among drowning men, who all catch at him, and if he gives so much as a leg or a finger, they will drown him.
I have to be careful with surfing. It’s still an addiction to me. It’s all I want to do, and that’s the big dilemma I have with it.
The person who is ignorant enough to believe that his nourishment depends on meat is in a horrible dilemma.
Artist refers to a person, willfully enmeshed in a dilemma of categories, who performs as if none of them existed.
The dilemma, of course, is that such people save their most important words for after, when the surrounding humans are unlucky enough to find them.
The paradox explored in my book ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ is that successful companies can fail by making the ‘right’ decisions in the wrong situations.
This is the positive way of seeing the modern Jewish dilemma: I am from everywhere. The negative way is no matter where you go, you find out that you’re a victim, that you’re unwanted and don’t belong.
When IвЂ™m creating at the piano, I tend to feel happy; but – the eternal dilemma – how can we be happy amid the unhappiness of others? I’d do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness. That’s what’s at the heart of my music.
The central dilemma in journalism is that you don’t know what you don’t know.
Thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence.
…the habitual dualist’s solution to the problem of dualism: to solve the dilemma by chopping off one of the horns.
Prayer will get you out of a pinch, prayer will get you out of a crises, prayer will get you out of your dilemma, prayer will get you out of your trouble.
Dilemma of civilized man; body mobilized, but danger obscure.
There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won’t stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won’t go?
In the last 48 hours King Abdullah from Saudi Arabia passed away. I have a moral dilemma. The king passed away three or four days ago. Is it too soon to hit on Queen Latifah?
Intuitive Eaters march to their inner hunger signals, and eat whatever they choose without experiencing guilt or an ethical dilemma.
The fictionally correct have all the answers, and that’s what’s wrong with them. They’re artistic technocrats. There’s no dilemma so knotty, no question so baffling, that it can’t be smoothly neutralized by dialing up the right attitude adjustment. Poor old Hemingway. If only he’d known.
No culture has yet solved the dilemma each has faced with the growth of a conscious mind: how to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in all life, when one finds darkness not only in oneвЂ™s own culture but within oneself.
In a culture whose already classical dilemma is the hypertrophy of the intellect at the expense of energy and sensual capability, interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.
There is no law that guarantees press access to the White House. Communication was lessening during the Obama years. There was every reason to suspect that Trump was going to create an adversarial relationship and that people were going to be faced with the impossible dilemma between sort-of-complicity and access.
The dilemma of modern medicine, and the underlying central flaw in medical education and, most of all, in the training of interns, is the irresistible drive to do something, anything. It is expected by patients and too often agreed to by their doctors, in the face of ignorance.
Zen Master Dogen has pointed out that anxiety, when accepted, is the driving force to enlightenment in that it lays bare the human dilemma at the same time that it ignites our desire to break out of it.
The dilemma for early 21st century journalism is this: Who will pay for the news?
In this dilemma they evolved the theory of natural rights. If ‘natural rights’ means anything it means that the individual rights are to be determined by the conduct of Nature. But Nature knows nothing about rights in the sense of human conception.
The thing about ‘Dark Knight’ is its objective is to set Batman into your world, so that you can imagine the moral dilemmas he faces are exactly parallel to moral dilemmas that you would face in this world, today, if you were out there fighting crime dressed like a bat.
What’s my dilemma here? Am I making entertainment or am I making art? What am I saying? At the end of the day, cinema is entertainment for millions of people, but for me it’s expression.
It’s a genuine dilemma for governments, deciding how much information to share in this threat-filled era.
Few incumbents will succeed in deploying blockchain applications to enable new business models. The innovator’s dilemma will prevail. Even if they aspire to, they must first get their feet wet within their business boundaries.
A lot of readers want characters to behave in a responsible way, or they want to understand the characters’ dilemma and act, in a way, on their behalf.
The dilemma I have is that everything I do at work is all about me, and at what point is that selfish? I’m just talking and singing about myself, or I’m standing on a stage and hoping that everybody likes me. Obviously, it’s also about the music and feeling and connecting; I know it’s deeper than that.
While free software was meant to force developers to lose sleep over ethical dilemmas, open source software was meant to end their insomnia.
Men have discovered their distinctive virtues and vices through grappling with the perennial dilemmas and demands of love, courage, pride, family, and country-the five paths whose proper ordering gives us the key to the secret of happiness for a man.
Lots of my friends and family belong to churches, and some of them are part of the so-called Christian Right. In this preacher, I wanted to show a good man struggling to reconcile his commitment to the community with the political agenda of his church. He does not see that as a dilemma, but I do.
It’s going to be an interesting dilemma for certain corporations. They’ve worked so hard to make themselves important in the way music goes out into the world, but it’s completely irrelevant when people can get their music in a different way.
In the face of all that is so wrong with the world, the very worst thing you can do is survive. And yet you must survive. It is this dilemma that makes us believe and cling to the lie that we have a soul, and that there is a God who cares about its fate.
On an important decision one rarely has 100% of the information needed for a good decision no matter how much one spends or how long one waits. And, if one waits too long, he has a different problem and has to start all over. This is the terrible dilemma of the hesitant decision maker.
A double bind is far worse than a straightforward damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t dilemma. It requires you to obey two mutually exclusive commands: Anything you do to fulfill one violates the other.
I do read some of the scripts from America and, even though the themes or subject of the film is very interesting, and some of the scenes are very interesting, there is a tendency that they have to explain everything. There will be no dilemma.
The two tendencies are antithetical in significant respects. These are distinctions that should be kept in mind, however one feels that the problems and dilemmas that constantly arise should be resolved.
Growing up female in America. What a liability! You grew up with your ears full of cosmetic ads, love songs, advice columns, whoreoscopes, Hollywood gossip, and moral dilemmas on the level of TV soap operas. What litanies the advertisers of the good life chanted at you! What curious catechisms!
The really tough choices…don’t center upon right versus wrong. They involve right versus right. They are genuine dilemmas precisely because each side is firmly rooted in one of our basic, core values.
Fiction should be about moral dilemmas that are so bloody difficult that the author doesn’t know the answer. What I hate in fiction is when the author knows better than the characters what they should do.
Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
Kirk Cameron pulls no punches in his exploration of mankind’s greatest dilemma. Unstoppable is a captivating, raw, and candid journey that gracefully delivers hope and poignant truth every step of the way. It’s a masterful and timely production!
Grading creative writing is always an ethical dilemma. But what you brought up about grading personal stories versus the research paper is of course a truly volatile issue in teaching memoir or the personal essay, because there’s no pretense that the narrator is a character.
The dilemma of modern society: the conflict between the need for capital formation at a high rate and the popular condemnation of interest and dividends as “unearned income” and “capitalist,” if not as sinful and wicked.
Our cultural dilemma has nothing to do with children who don’t read very well. It lies instead in the difficulty of finding a way to restore meaning and purpose to modern life.
Here in L.A., you kind of get stuck in your own little dilemmas and your own little life, and hearing a story like Pocahontas’ reminds you there’s a bigger world out there, and there are so many more important things in life.
An actor feels the dilemma of being a human being and through his art tries to explain the condition of man.
The dilemma for women – writing after everything else was finished – has prevented women from reaching their literary potential for centuries.
The invisible dilemma is that men face the very real problem that they don’t feel comfortable bringing these issues up and they tend not to be acknowledged at work.
A social contract is the way out of this dilemma for corporations that want to lead in the 21st century by showing consumers how seriously they take customer loyalty and goodwill.
We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, we have left undone those things that ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
Dissent is difficult. It can constitute a real dilemma for the person who disagrees.
Such is the endless dilemma of dialect. Not every reader will ever agree with the way that I handle it, no matter how hard I work to keep everything readable. But again it’s that balance I have to maintain between keeping it easy and keeping it real, and I know that I’ll never please everyone.
Yet one new trend I do like coming from mainstream publishers right now is memoirs tied to research that explores the narrator’s dilemma.
The essence of humanity’s spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?
Sometimes it can be really hard in our fast paced society to slow ourselves down enough to begin to listen to God’s voice. The dilemma exists in my position as well. To be a follower of Christ is to emulate Him. When He went off alone into the desert to pray, He was teaching a valuable lesson.
Many in the American military have learned the fundamental dilemma of modern warfare: More money and better weapons don’t mean that you win.
One wouldn’t want to have the same dilemmas at 50 as one had at 15. And indeed I don’t. I have a very different take on life.
I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences dont like dark. They like story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.
Increasingly, our decisions will be made by the algorithms that surround us. Whenever there is a big dilemma, you just ask Google what to do. And what kind of life is that?
The process of writing ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ entailed the developing a new theory. My colleagues, students and I have been improving that theory, and adding others to it, since that time.
Every story I write starts with a dilemma or a theme. Once I am convinced that this is the issue that is perturbing my thoughts, I start to look for characters capable of representing it.
I was having a dilemma whether I wanted to return to acting at all because I was coming from this sort of agency-less childhood career, and I’d never made the choice to go into acting.
If I see one dilemma with Western man, it’s that he can’t accept how beautiful he is. He can’t accept that he is pure light, that he’s pure love, that he’s pure consciousness, that he’s divine.
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I can understand the dilemma of growing up in a bubble, and then not knowing what to do when unemployment beckons and reality bursts in.
Wit never appears to greater advantage than when it is successfully exerted to relieve from a dilemma, palliate a deficiency, or cover a retreat.
After writing ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma,’ I wanted to write a book that got past the choir, that got to people who didn’t care about how their food was grown but who did care about their health.
In the deeper layers of the modern consciousnessevery attempt to succeed is an act of aggression, leaving one alone and guilty and defenseless among enemies: one is punished for success. This is our intolerable dilemma: that failure is a kind of death and success is evil and dangerous, is–ultimately–impossible.
I am faced with a bruising dilemma: pay to fix the dishwasher or continue serving everything in waffle cones.
The dilemma of the eighth-grade dance is that boys and girls use music in different ways. Girls enjoy music they can dance to, music with strong vocals and catchy melodies. Boys, on the other hand, enjoy music they can improve by making up filthy new lyrics.
The truth is sometimes a poor competitor in the market place of ideas вЂ“ complicated, unsatisfying, full of dilemmas, always vulnerable to misinterpretation and abuse.
The biggest dilemma in education today is the differing visions of what an educated person means. To do well on tests is often more important than helping young people really be prepared to deal with the tests of life.
Think about our dilemma on this planet. If the expansion of consciousness does not loom large in the human future, what kind of future is it going to be?
Culture is on the horns of this dilemma: if profound and noble it must remain rare, if common it must become mean.
If we stand by the eagle, fish will die; if we stand by the fish, eagle will die! This dilemma has been created by the random evolutionary process. There is no goodness, there is no justice and there is no intelligence in here. We are living in a primitive and flawed order.
Identify the moral dilemma driving the novel. the successful novel will haunt a reader because it deals with some ethical or moral dilemma that makes the reader wonder what he or she would do in the protagonist’s place.
Listen, just do what you think is right, and we’ll support it.” ~ Sticky Washington, The Prisoner’s Dilemma
To see a promising solution to a dilemma and then just leave it to questionable development at its own pace without trying to aid its implementation would seem a dereliction.
In The Tricky Art of Co-Existing, Sandi Toksvig navigates life’s little dilemmas with wit and not-so-common sense. You’ll learn the strange history of common courtesy and the one true secret of social success: how to not drive everyone around you crazy.
This is one of the innovatorвЂ™s dilemmas: Blindly following the maxim that good managers should keep close to their customers can sometimes be a fatal mistake.
One must believe that private dilemmas are, if deeply examined, universal, and so, if expressed, have a human value beyond the private, and one must also believe in the vehicle for expressing them, in the talent.
The dilemma of our lives is that boys can do everything and girls can do very little.
My suspicion is that this is an unavoidable human dilemma, that people will always want to avoid pain, to avoid those who are in pain, and so will be vulnerable to anyone or anything that seems to promise permanent avoidance.
Start a ‘Stop Doing’ list. I’ll leave it as an existential dilemma on whether to put that task on your To Do list
Teaching is enormously satisfying because I’m constantly learning more. Just constantly being exposed to new voices and new life experiences and new worldviews and new structural dilemmas and new characters – it’s really exciting for me.
Having settled down in the promised land of money and adventure – returning to a land of your parents last days can be a big dilemma to many. Isn’t your greatest wealth your parents, and the best adventure – to see them happy before they go.
The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors.
Society cannot escape what is essentially a moral question: When does human life deserve legal protection from the state? And society certainly cannot escape this dilemma by denying that it is fundamentally a moral issue, no matter what position one chooses.
Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas.
~I used to think, What if there’s an interesting movie and it conflicts with the boys going to a new school for the first time?… Well, I didn’t anticipate that was going to be about a two-second dilemma. I didn’t know the choices would be so easy to make.~
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Oh, the dilemma of the summer music festival. On one hand, we ladies try very hard to look cute walking around those muddy fields in our cowboy boots and cut-offs. On the other hand, we want to look like we really didn’t try at all and just rolled out of bed looking this way.
Faulkner speaks to us on the questions of race, the challenges of modernity, and modern man’s dilemma in all of its aspects. That he is able to specify among those and bring those themes alive is one of his great gifts. There are so many different kinds of pleasures one gets from encountering those materials.
When there is pain, the animal instinct is ‘fight or flight’ (i.e., to either strike back or run away) – reflect instead. When you can calm yourself down, thinking about the dilemma that is causing you pain will bring you to a higher level and enlighten you, leading to progress.
‘8 Miles to Pancake Day’ is a reconciliation of the classic space-time dilemma.
You can’t resolve a dilemma with all the very same mind that made it
Based on her experience with men, most assumed that when you talked to them about a problem or dilemma, they were expected to offer an opinion, even when all you wants was for them to listen.
Most bands, when they sign with a major, are from an indie. They usually start off with a big dilemma. They think they’re selling a part of their souls or they’re losing control over an aspect of their lives or something.
a problem that presents itself as a dilemma carries an unfortunate prescription: to argue instead of act.
For me the moral dilemma this past year has been how to make peace with the unacceptable.
There may be circumstances in which damaging our relationship with countries over human rights is counterproductive and the benefits to human rights may be very small because of our limited capacity to enforce our stance. That was the dilemma the United States faced after Tiananmen Square.
All but the hard hearted man must be torn with pity for this pathetic dilemma of the rich man, who has to keep the poor man just stout enough to do the work and just thin enough to have to do it.
Sustainability can’t be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic.В Within a dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous solution.В Be brave, be brave.
It’s always a tough call deciding whether, as a scientist, you should argue publicly with the creationists. It’s a dilemma that I encounter frequently in another subject area: Does it make sense to bandy words with someone from the UFO community?
Imagine having love for someone and being told, “You’re not allowed to experience that love because you’re not allowed to experience pain.” It’s a dilemma that so many people with bipolar can’t reconcile. They can’t find a way out of it. The truth is that you can have both.
The idea that if governments open up and become more democratic they will fall is a false dilemma.
The United States pledges before you-and therefore before the world-its determination to help solve the fearful atomic dilemma-to devote its entire heart and mind to find the way by which the miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death, but consecrated to his life.
I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences don’t like dark. They like story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.
That is our dilemma in Poland. We don’t like to be ruled by the East.
Right now my favorite book is ‘Omnivores Dilemma.’
Perhaps the Doors, Curtains, Surface Pictures, Panes of Glass, etc. are metaphors of despair, prompted by the dilemma that our sense of sight causes us to apprehend things, but at the same time restricts and partly precludes our apprehension of reality.
My films have often looked at the whole dilemma of identity as a straitjacket for people, for societies, for cultures, for historical moments.
Because I write fiction that is based in the real world, it’s going to lead people into some of the modern dilemmas and concerns and even catastrophes that they will think about in a new way.
In all states of dilemma or of difficulty, prayer is an available source. The ship of prayer may sail through all temptations, doubts and fears, straight up to the throne of God; and though she may be outward bound with only griefs, and groans, and sighs, she shall return freighted with a wealth of blessings!
I’m in a big dilemma about my Big-Leg Emma.
The key to most difficulties does not lie in the dilemmas themselves, but in our relationship to them.
You can’t say that religion or irreligion will give us a particular answer to the nuclear dilemma.
In Peru, if you gave somebody a little chance to do something, they took it to the furthest extent. They took nothing for granted. And here in L.A., you kind of get caught up in your own little dilemmas and your own little life.
Lord, how great is our dilemma! In Thy Presence silence best becomes us, yet love
inflames our hearts and constrains us to speak.
inflames our hearts and constrains us to speak.
To turn away from the great questions and dilemmas of life is a tragedy, for the quest for meaning and truth makes life worth living.
It is a happy day when I am asked to publicly recommend a book. It is also a dilemma. When I consider all the books I have loved and depended upon and profited from, how can I pick just one?
An old friend of mine, an economist by trade, once explained to me that the statistical definition of ‘dilemma’ is 49.9% in favor and 50.1% against. If the gap is greater, there is no dilemma, because the answer is clear.
People of the future may suffer not from an absence of choice but from a paralysing surfeit of it. They may turn out to be victims of that peculiarly super-industrial dilemma: overchoice.
Every life is a dilemma that must be solved by the person living it.
The essential dilemma of my life is between my deep desire to belong and my suspicion of belonging.
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.
The Internet has fashioned a new and complicated environment for an age-old dilemma that pits the demands of security against the desire for freedom.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is now facing a kind of personal dilemma. She can’t decide whether to drop the name Clinton from her name, or drop the name Rodham. They can’t figure out which one is more embarrassing.
I always try to keep in mind that while the characters in a farce may find themselves in outrageous dilemmas, and may behave in a way that the audience finds amusing, the characters themselves don’t have the consolation of knowing they’re in a comedy.
I do hope I play out the contradictions that I feel, all the anxieties and dilemmas. If they’re there in the work, then that’s brilliant.