Encounter Quotes

Encounter Quotes by Thomas S. Monson, Bob Keeshan, Martin O’Malley, Roh Moo-hyun, Mina Kimes, Lee Norris and many others.

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I’m a great believer that the Lord provides us specific experiences to prepare us to deal with some of the challenges that we’re going to encounter in our own period of service.
Thomas S. Monson
It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think just as importantly we prepare people for the definition of being gentle.
Bob Keeshan
Putting aside competitive interests for a new kind of collaboration, Maryland pioneered a real-time encounter notification service to alert primary care doctors when their patients are hospitalized.
Martin O’Malley
Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn’t avoid or hide them.
Roh Moo-hyun
No one drives through life with blackout windows; most of us are affected, in some way or another, by the love and hate we encounter in others.
Mina Kimes
I’ve just grown up a lot and started to encounter some of the big decisions of life in terms of what career I wanted to do and figuring out personal relationships and things.
Lee Norris
The main thing I don’t like about myself is an absurd level of self-consciousness that makes any sort of social encounter an ordeal for me.
Jarvis Cocker
People are interested in pro football because it provides them with an emotional oasis; they don’t want football to get involved in the same types of court cases, racial problems and legislative issues they encounter in the rest of American life.
Pete Rozelle
Age is the first limitation on roles that I’ve ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago.
Jack Nicholson
In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do – not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
Rowan Williams
The things you encounter in your formative years always stay with you.
Jane Goldman
The more of my readers I encounter who say, often apologetically, that they are actually listeners, the more I write for the ear rather than the eye. Small things like identifying speakers in dialogue rather than relying on paragraphing to mark the shifts.
H. W. Brands
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?
Seth Shostak
Celebrate your family’s bleakest moments and how your relatives overcame them. In doing so, you will encounter darkness, but you’ll give your children the confidence that they, too, shall overcome.
Bruce Feiler
I’m particularly drawn to actors in their own little drama. I find it’s that area I’m very alive to. And I don’t encounter it that often. You have to be far from civilization, you have to be far from New York or London to find people who do that.
Rachel Cusk
A poem gives me a chance to have an encounter with a feeling, with an experience, with a wish, with an idea.
Tracy K. Smith
The closest encounter I had with films in my childhood was sitting on the lap of my father at a shooting set, and he would say ‘rain,’ and it started raining, and then he would say ‘song,’ and people started dancing. I thought I was sitting on God’s lap.
Fahadh Faasil
I think all art is about control – the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.
Richard Avedon
The experience of shooting ‘Encounter’ itself was very exciting and challenging.
Manini Mishra
You’ll almost encounter a superstition amongst musicians, people sort of go through strange rituals, what they need to do to write a song.
Dar Williams
It was their individuality combined with the shyness of their behavior that remained the most captivating impression of this first encounter with the greatest of the great apes.
Dian Fossey
It’s astounding how challenging plays are… The scary part is that you get to encounter humanity in a way you don’t in films. The audience amplifies the experience.
Bill Pullman
If it is not possible for me to go somewhere and to be willing to encounter people with different views, then I’m really not doing my job.
Condoleezza Rice
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
Sai Baba
Leaders must pick causes they won’t abandon easily, remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
If you think about the average person and their interaction with law enforcement, their whole perspective on who we are and what we stand for – our brand, if you will – might be defined by just one interaction or encounter, a traffic stop, a visit to a school, or a response to a call for help.
Christopher A. Wray
Sometimes I leave an encounter or a conversation hoping that I didn’t come off as above my raisin’ – hoping that I didn’t make somebody feel bad for not having as much as we’re fortunate to have.
Jason Isbell
I want to encounter roles that break the shell and invite me into a new world.
Jeon Yeo-been
There is no way to undo what happened in the Zimmerman-Martin encounter, but some good can still come of it: it could lead states to repeal their misguided ‘Stand your ground’ laws.
Adam Cohen
Honestly, I never needed a mask to go onstage. It was me who was there, and it was always what I felt, based on what I had learned at home, in my religion, and from society. I clung to that: ‘This is me, it has to be me.’ And if I had an encounter with someone of the same sex, I looked away.
Ricky Martin
I make sure I’m appreciative and can an encounter the world in a humble way.
Julien Baker
The North American intellectual tradition began, I maintain, in the encounter of British Romanticism with assertive, pragmatic North American English – the Protestant plain style in both the U.S. and Canada, with its no-nonsense Scottish immigrants.
Camille Paglia
Some writers are prolific; some are shape-shifters. It’s rare and intimidating to encounter one who is both.
Rumaan Alam
When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
Al Franken
I’ve had an experience that… I don’t know the right label to put to it, if it was an angel or Jesus or what. Nobody knows anything for sure about that, but I know that I had an encounter, and I know that things exist beyond this realm, most definitely. I’m grounded in that.
Phyllis Smith
Spanglish is the encounter: perhaps the word is marriage or divorce of English and Spanish, but also of Anglo and Hispanic civilizations – not only in the United States but in the entire continent and, perhaps, also in Spain.
Ilan Stavans
Look at Austen. In her novels, you get a dance, followed by an encounter, followed by a letter, then a period of solitude. No flashbacks and no backstory. Let’s have no more back story!
Colm Toibin
The hardest thing is to write about people. First and foremost, you have to encounter their humanity. That is the only way you can make them live as characters on the page.
Philip Kerr
My physical preparation for a series starts at least 10, 15 days before it begins, but mentally around a month before I start visualising things as to which bowling attack I will be facing, the conditions I will encounter and other things.
Ajinkya Rahane
And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music.
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Every day you run into artists on the streets in SoHo or other creative people you want to do something with. There’s nothing to match that chance encounter.
Jeffrey Deitch
There is nowhere I encounter greater understanding for Israel’s existential issues than in the Oval Office.
Ehud Olmert
I know people like to read about serial killers and spies, but most of us will never encounter these things. Sadly, most of the threats we encounter are at home.
Paula Hawkins
At Berkeley I had my first encounter with real professional scientists.
Robert B. Laughlin
I’ve been enthralled by deep vistas of space and time ever since watching George Pal’s film of ‘The Time Machine,’ while an early encounter with Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘The City And The Stars’ cemented my love for books with a scope spanning millions of years.
Alastair Reynolds
It was only by luck and the blessings of God that my soldiers did not encounter an assault, that we did not run over an IED. And to dishonor our service by saying we’re not worthy of being called combat veterans is insulting to the majority of men and women who serve their country honorably.
Joni Ernst
It matters so much that from a very early age we encounter different kinds of different people, because that’s what real life should be about as well.
Rutger Bregman
I have been in a unique position to hear from players and staff members about the issues they and their families have had to encounter.
Stan Van Gundy
I grew up in Sierra Leone, in a small village where as a boy my imagination was sparked by the oral tradition of storytelling. At a very young age I learned the importance of telling stories – I saw that stories are the most potent way of seeing anything we encounter in our lives, and how we can deal with living.
Ishmael Beah
I still have a feeling that I haven’t written the best that I can write. I think all poets must feel this: that there is constantly something new to be discovered in the language. It’s like a thrilling encounter, and you can find things.
Carol Ann Duffy
‘Air’ is what the world looks like: An inconvenient mashup of human politics and divine geography. We leave bits and pieces of ourselves and our history in every place we encounter.
G. Willow Wilson
Every now and then, a writer emerges who just gets better and better. These are the really exciting ones to encounter. Their novels carry the promise of so much more to come. Warwick Collins is one such writer.
Amanda Foreman
I want to create a market where people from all walks of life can encounter each other in an atmosphere of beautiful chaos, the coming together of kindred souls.
Rei Kawakubo
I think it’s great that we have organisations like Greenpeace. In a pluralistic society, we want to have people who point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter. But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view.
Bjorn Lomborg
If you’ve ever talked to a special agent that you know well, and you ask he or she about a dangerous encounter they were involved in, they’ll almost always give you the same answer: ‘Yeah, I did it, but I was scared to heck the whole time.’
James Comey
I think it’s very important to grow as a person from the experiences you encounter in life.
Raashi Khanna
I met Bowie when I was 15 backstage at his ‘Reality’ tour and blacked out completely. I have no memory of the encounter except just looking into his different-colored eyes.
Evan Rachel Wood
I was very fortunate and didn’t personally encounter any bullies in school, however bullies exist in many ways in life.
Josh Hutcherson
One encounter with Jesus Christ is enough to change you, instantly, forever.
Luis Palau
What’s helped me is my childhood, my tough upbringing. I learnt a lot from that; it helps with any problems I might encounter.
Carlos Tevez
I think people turn to poetry more often than they think they do, or encounter it in more ways than they think that they do. I think we forget the places that we encounter it, say, in songs or in other little bits and pieces of things that we may have remembered from childhood.
Natasha Trethewey
Whenever I felt happy about having discovered something, the first encounter, not only with the public, with other musicians, with specialists, etc, was that they rejected it.
Karlheinz Stockhausen
We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.
Pope Paul VI
Children who open their lunchboxes and find mothers’ handwritten notes telling them how amazingly bright they are tend to falter when they encounter academic difficulties.
George Will
Democracy does not require perfect equality, but it does require that citizens share a common life. What matters is that people of different backgrounds and social positions encounter one another, and bump up against one another, in the course of ordinary life.
Michael Sandel
While I don’t necessarily believe the cliche that ‘everything happens for a reason,’ I do believe that every encounter, every situation, and every challenge I’ve experienced has shaped me into the woman I am today. And I am proud to say that I have never backed down from life’s challenges.
Angelica Ross
The Church must introduce the individual Christian into an encounter with Jesus Christ and bring Christians into His presence in the sacrament.
Pope Benedict XVI
Today’s Islamic fundamentalism is also a cover for political motifs. We should not overlook the political motifs we encounter in forms of religious fanaticism.
Jurgen Habermas
For generations, black children have been brought up to have a critical race consciousness, a framework for dealing with prejudice and discrimination, which helps inoculate them against the spiritual toxins they will almost certainly encounter as they come of age in our society.
Rachel Simmons
If you know that life is basically going to be horrendously difficult, at best, and all but unlivable at worst, or possibly even unlivable, do you go on? And the choice to go on is the only thing that I think can be called hope. Because if hope isn’t forced to encounter the worst possibility, then it’s a lie.
Tony Kushner
Complete objectivity is not an option. We are all subjective about the way we respond to ‘what is,’ whether it’s the people we encounter, the circumstances in our lives, or ourselves. What we can do is reduce our subjectivity – what I call ‘I see, therefore it is.’
Elizabeth Thornton
I’ve just grown up a lot and started to encounter some of the big decisions of life in terms of what career I wanted to do and figuring out personal relationships and things.
Lee Norris
Futurism is almost like a vaccination. You inject a little bit of a denatured pathogen to prepare your body in case you encounter it for real.
Jamais Cascio
I started with Bobby Darin. He signed me to Capitol when I was 15. I was 14, getting ready to be 15. Then the next encounter I had was with I think Peggy Lee. I sang background with The Blossoms with Darlene Love.
Merry Clayton
As a prominent trans person, you hope that someone feels they know you and then thinks of you at the polls; you hope to impact the way they act when they encounter a trans person in real life.
ContraPoints
I’ve been diving for about 30 years, and I can honestly say that I’ve had some amazing encounters with sharks, squids, and other whales. But the encounter with the right whales in the Auckland Islands was probably the best thing I’ve ever done. It was just that amazing.
Brian Skerry
Whether you’re writing television or movies, at some point you’re going to encounter a male executive or investor who’s going to say, ‘I don’t like that woman. She’s unlikable.’ And often, it’s literally for being a regular human woman as opposed to an attracting human woman.
Jill Soloway
My first encounter with science fiction was reading the work of H.G. Wells when I was nine or ten, and I don’t believe ‘The War of the Worlds’ or ‘The Time Machine’ have ever been bettered. Plus, I have always had a liking for Victorian and Edwardian clothes and contraptions, which tends to color the worlds I dream up.
Philip Reeve
When people are facing a severe illness or a major surgery, that may be one of the most significant opportunities for spiritual transformation that they will encounter.
Allan Hamilton
My first encounter with James was when I was seventeen. My brother brought home from the public library a science fiction anthology, which included ‘The Beast in the Jungle.’ It swept me away. I had a strange, somewhat uncanny feeling that it was the story of my life.
Cynthia Ozick
‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ had a formative effect on me. I think it’s one of those works that if you encounter it very early you’re doubly enchanted by the beauty of the language and the strangeness of the vision. It stays with you.
Ben Okri
However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute.
Frederick Reines
Being human always points, and is directed, to something or someone, other than oneself – be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter.
Viktor E. Frankl
Rereading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ I was struck by what I had forgotten of the book: in a manner of pages, we encounter shame, history, ruin, conflicting stories, and wounds badly healed; in short, the South.
Kevin Young
You’ll encounter difficulties at any job, and the best way for me to get through them is via endurance.
Liu Wen
The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.
William Shakespeare
Every day, we all make the critical decision of what we’re going to wear, because many of the people we encounter in a day don’t get to know anything more about us than how we present ourselves. That decision – totally on our own terms – is a powerful one.
Kenneth Cole
In Canada, women’s rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality – not just for some, but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others.
Paul Martin
I want to be part of the storytelling that educates people and awakens a sense of compassion in other people of the kind of people they don’t encounter in their daily lives very frequently.
Kelly McCreary
They say travel enables you to encounter your opposite. If this is true, I think I may have met mine in a shepherd’s hut in Transylvania.
Michael Portillo
I get asked one question a lot: ‘What celebrity encounter would render you starstruck?’ The answer is simple – anyone who’s ever strapped on a Redskins helmet, much less coached them to three Super Bowls.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
What fame does is there is an illusion of familiarity that is cast into the world. So it’s about negotiating with that illusion because, oftentimes, you encounter people who have encountered you, but you haven’t encountered them. It’s a little weird to find your footing.
Lupita Nyong’o
The only possibility to have a knowledge of both the Earth’s nature and our own internal nature is through traditional climbing when you go on your own, far from safety, and encounter the unknown.
Reinhold Messner
The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, Inc.
C. Wright Mills
Do we change every time we have a new encounter? Are we endlessly mutable? I think these are fascinating questions: it’s a rich vein to tap, and I don’t think I have exhausted it fully yet.
William Boyd
I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment – something you don’t create, you encounter.
Yoko Ono
The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the physical dangers they may encounter.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Faith is caused by an encounter with something very real but which has extraordinary qualities which intimate the divine; the belief is due to an encounter which specially mirrors some divine quality.
Robert Nozick
The emotional stuff is the biggest challenge, for me to access that. As life passes, you encounter difficulties and tragedies, and so it becomes easier. ‘Carnivale’ required that of me, and it was really hard.
Carla Gallo
Children who open their lunchboxes and find mothers’ handwritten notes telling them how amazingly bright they are tend to falter when they encounter academic difficulties.
George Will
I would encounter W. E. B. Du Bois and the term double consciousness. When I read it, I thought about sitting in my mother’s employer’s family room, watching my mother clean while I waited for her to finish so we could go home.
Jesmyn Ward
I never give up when I encounter obstacles in my way. I just continue going until I reach my career objectives.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Religious life is an encounter with the living God. Sometimes that encounter is preceded by a kind of soul-searching agony that tries desperately not to hear, runs in the opposite direction, and frantically tries to reason itself out of answering the invitation.
Mother Angelica
When one is young, aspiring to play for the country, doing well, any hindrance, like injury or being out of form, can be frustrating and a cause of annoyance or even anger. But once you have a close encounter with death, you realise the real value of life.
Yuvraj Singh
No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.
Heraclitus
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
Guy de Maupassant
It doesn’t matter if they’re in this block or that block: my heart is for all people to know and encounter the love of God.
Lauren Daigle
My first encounter with Wu-Tang Clan came when I ordered six CDs from those throwback catalog orders, from Columbia House or something, and ’36 Chambers’ was one of them. It was on from then.
Amanda Seales
For me as an artist, pop culture has so much power and influences society on a regular basis – I see it in the kids; I see it in everyone that I encounter. Everyone is influenced by pop culture whether we want to be or not.
Lauren Jauregui
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer
Let me assure you that New Democrats will support a bold agenda to tackle inequality, even though it is certain to encounter strong opposition from vested interests.
Jagmeet Singh
My high school in South Bend had nearly a thousand students. Statistically, that means that several dozen were gay or lesbian. Yet, when I graduated in 2000, I had yet to encounter a single openly LGBT student there.
Pete Buttigieg
Reilly Brown is a master of balancing action, humor, and extreme violence, and his character designs for some of the alien races and technology that we encounter is just amazing.
Cullen Bunn
Through the eight books in ‘The Treasure Chest’ series, readers will meet twins Maisie and Felix and learn the secrets and rules of time travel, where they will encounter some of these famous and forgotten people. In Book 1, Clara Barton, then Alexander Hamilton, Pearl Buck, Harry Houdini, and on and on.
Ann Hood
Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they’d originally anticipated.
Amy Morin
The rules of Canadian engagement say that if we encounter a celebrity, we have to pretend we’re not encountering a celebrity.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Snow is like a manic pixie dream girl: fun and whimsical when you encounter it only through the barrier of a movie screen – but absolute misery to have to put up with in real life.
Alexandra Petri
Kids need to encounter kids like themselves – kids who can sometimes be crabby and fresh and rebellious, kids who talk back and disobey, tell fibs and get into trouble, and are nonetheless still likable and redeemable.
Judith Viorst
As a researcher, every once in a while you encounter something a little disconcerting. And this is something that changes your understanding of the world around you, and teaches you that you’re very wrong about something that you really believed firmly in.
Sendhil Mullainathan
Don’t make being a girl or a victim part of your stand-up act. If you encounter sexism in the business, don’t bring it on stage; it’s not funny.
Jen Kirkman
I have had close relationships with three species of wild pigs, each a chance encounter on a different continent, and all continue to enrich my life in surprising ways.
Lyall Watson
When I’m about ready to press the cable release on the View camera, I’ve tried to anticipate some of the challenges I’m going to encounter in the darkroom.
John Sexton
It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
E. W. Howe
I believe in honesty and integrity, having a belief system that you’ve thought through and then stick to. I believe in being creative and contributing, and I believe in taking a stand against injustice that you encounter in everyday life and not being idle in that respect.
Talulah Riley
Maybe it’s stress or anger or adrenaline or disillusionment or a bullying nature or simple fear of getting killed themselves, but there is a problem if a cop cannot tell the difference between a menacing gangster and the far more common person they encounter whose life is a little frayed and messy.
David Horsey
The ‘Station to Station’ film is made entirely out of one-minute films, and each of the 62 minutes is a completely different person, place or encounter.
Doug Aitken
There are journalists who are drawn to the most extroverted, aggressive jobs because they get an ego high from it. It can be shocking to encounter them and even worse to work with them.
Tom Rachman
Emotions are a source of power, and that’s what science tells us. But many people I encounter have been led to think of emotions as a source of weakness.
Vivek Murthy
Influential people have a profound impact on everyone they encounter. Yet, they achieve this only because they exert so much influence inside, on themselves.
Travis Bradberry
A mechanical encounter or other energy-exchange may cause tissue damage.
James J. Gibson
There have been a lot of times in my life where I came out to a perfect stranger by some chance encounter. It’s way easier than coming out to your family. I started high school ‘out,’ then I had to tell my family. I had to introduce myself to the family.
Liv Bruce
The older I get, the more I feel that’s all we are: a big bunch of feelings and instincts all wrapped up in some brief encounter with intellect.
Timothy Spall
I know the situations that we do every week are all ones that I encounter in my life or will encounter.
Patricia Heaton
The darkest aspects of imperialism are still very much prevalent in many cultures around the world; hundreds of years later, and we have a collective responsibility to encounter the deeds of our past.
Johan Renck
As an actor, when you encounter a psychopathic personality, you naturally want to make him ‘bigger than life,’ as the Americans say.
Antonio Banderas
The culture is about moving to a place where tobacco and smoking isn’t part of normal life: people don’t encounter it normally, they don’t see it in their big supermarkets, they don’t see people smoking in public places, they don’t see tobacco vending machines.
Andrew Lansley
I would not want to do one-episode television – that’s just a brief encounter with your audience. The arc takes the actor into an arena where he can really stretch.
Jerry Lewis
The main experiential determinants of moral development seem to be amount and variety of social experience, the opportunity to take a number of roles and to encounter other perspectives.
Lawrence Kohlberg
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
John Milton
I did not expect to encounter what has beset me since my elevation to the presidency. God knows, I have endeavored to fulfill what I considered to be an honest duty, but I have been mistaken; my motives have been misconstrued and my feelings grossly betrayed.
Zachary Taylor
I do occasionally encounter a British business that delivers what and when, and for exactly the price, they promised. But commercial paragons in the U.K. are rare.
Lionel Shriver
It’s an extraordinary experience to encounter the two kinds of deaths of my parents, one violent and jagged, it hits you like a tornado, the other, gentle with grace and dignity.
Mariette Hartley
Anytime you have a difficult encounter with your child, there is a good chance that at least one of these factors is bringing out the worst in him or her: transitions, time pressure, competition for your attention, conflicting objectives.
Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
While the Ark Encounter will be able to accommodate 16,000 guests per day, our consultant’s research has shown that we could possibly expect more than that during the first few weeks of opening, especially during the summer time frame.
Ken Ham
The unknown makes people uncomfortable. And even living in a city that’s as cosmopolitan as New York City is, there’s so many things I don’t know about other cultures, even though I encounter other cultures – maybe even 18 or 19 of them – when I get on a subway car every day.
Holly Hunter
I am all at once in awe and in confusion at some of the folks I encounter during fashion week, consistently causing me to mutter to myself or whoever’s in earshot, ‘Is that really necessary?’
Amanda Seales
If you were to encounter something from another world or dimension, it would be beyond comprehension.
Matt Duffer
One big promise of the Internet was that it would be a great democratizing force, allowing us to become exposed to new ideas that we might not otherwise encounter in our town, workplace or social circle.
Daniel Levitin
Every day at some point I encounter some sort of anti-American feeling.
Chelsea Clinton
Since my first encounter with Kafka’s writing, I’ve been interested in a quality that, while he was alive, stood in the way of his achieving a large reputation: his allegory.
John Kessel
I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen.
Lionel Blue
The animal encounter poem is now so distinct a genre that it would be possible to create a full-length anthology from deer encounter poems alone, and many varieties of experience would emerge from such an exercise.
John Burnside
I always felt there was a kind of humanistic impulse in my thinking about film as well as a real interest in its formal and aesthetic properties – just this idea that it can bring you into a very intimate encounter with people.
Lenny Abrahamson
The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
Marshall McLuhan
The difference between eccentricity and originality in historical studies is often difficult to detect at first encounter. When a radically new interpretation of a large segment of history makes its appearance, time is needed to sift the evidence.
Edmund Morgan
What separates sports from entrepreneurism, however, is that in business we constantly have to overcome undefined and unpredictable challenges. Athletes train for specific events and conditions, whereas entrepreneurs generally have little idea what they will encounter along the way.
Naveen Jain
You will definitely encounter lots of resistance on the road to super success, but don’t let others stop you from reaching your goals.
Dan Pena
I feel Noah has been alone for the majority of his life and inherently searching for a family, even though he may not express that outwardly. But his encounter with Rosalee gave him hope in finding someone who thinks like him.
Aldis Hodge
When you have an intimate encounter with mortality as my family and I did with my mom’s death, I took a long look at my life and I asked myself what was the one thing that I hadn’t done that I had really wanted to do. And it was to write and direct a film.
Peter Hedges
The first encounter was when the Vikings came across 10 Indians taking naps under their overturned canoes – and the Vikings killed them. That did not set up a very good mutual relationship.
Russell Freedman
No matter how brief an encounter you have with anybody, you both change.
Carolyn Kizer
Every day at some point I encounter some sort of anti-American feeling.
Chelsea Clinton
When you go to an art museum, the thing you’re least likely to encounter is a picture of a black person. When it comes to ideas about art and about beauty, the black figure is absent.
Kerry James Marshall
It’s clear to me that anyone, anywhere, can experience loneliness, isolation, solitude, and estrangement; and most people probably do encounter these things at some point in their lives.
Brendan Myers
Our decisions about transportation determine much more than where roads or bridges or tunnels or rail lines will be built. They determine the connections and barriers that people will encounter in their daily lives – and thus how hard or easy it will be for people to get where they need and want to go.
Elijah Cummings
Students graduating with high debt encounter difficulties in qualifying for home and automobile loans.
Hank Johnson
One of the most important tools in critical thinking about numbers is to grant yourself permission to generate wrong answers to mathematical problems you encounter. Deliberately wrong answers!
Daniel Levitin
Living abroad has heightened my interest in how foreigners regard the strange places we encounter.
Evan Osnos
Google helps us sort the Internet by providing a sense of hierarchy to information. Facebook uses its algorithms and its intricate understanding of our social circles to filter the news we encounter. Amazon bestrides book publishing with its overwhelming hold on that market.
Franklin Foer
In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it.
Piers Anthony
I want to create a market where people from all walks of life can encounter each other in an atmosphere of beautiful chaos, the coming together of kindred souls.
Rei Kawakubo
The BJP, undoubtedly, is a party with a mission. Spreading hatred and religious discord, indulging in state-sponsored violence and fake encounter killings, and resorting to divisive politics have been integral to this mission.
Kapil Sibal
I have always found it jarring to encounter people born and raised in, say, Switzerland, who are denied its citizenship and still considered Algerians or Turks.
Anand Giridharadas
I call myself an accidental entrepreneur. I was all set to take up a brewing job in Scotland when a chance encounter with an Irish entrepreneur led me to set up a biotech business in India instead.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Because I was a dancer when I was a kid, I have so much empathy for these young girls who are so drawn to something lovely in music and in movement, and yet they encounter a world full of judgment and criticism of 11-year-old artists and bodies.
Sharon Lawrence
The most fascinating and satisfying encounter so far was the goliath tigerfish of the Congo. I first caught one in 1991, and then again while filming the second season of ‘River Monsters’ in 2009. Its appearance is quite unbelievable, like a giant piranha, with inch-long interlocking teeth.
Jeremy Wade
The more frequently officers encounter violent suspects from any given racial group, the greater the chance that members of that racial group will be shot by a police officer.
Heather Mac Donald
In a well-functioning democracy, people frequently encounter topics and points of view that they did not specifically select but from which they learn. Those encounters can change minds and, even, the course of lives.
Cass Sunstein
Hatta always gave the impression of rain. If I was in a real good mood and full of ideas and then happened to encounter Hatta, I felt I was suddenly surprised by a shower of rain and got wet all over the body. My good mood was gone, and also my ideas.
Sukarno
You, I, we all encounter behaviors that we might say, I wouldn’t do that. But she has a huge amount of contact with how people live. She sees more hospices and sink estates than most people.
Prince Andrew
A reader should encounter themselves in a novel, I think.
Mohsin Hamid
When people are facing a severe illness or a major surgery, that may be one of the most significant opportunities for spiritual transformation that they will encounter.
Allan Hamilton
We need to take a step back and realize that not everything we encounter is true. You don’t want to be gullibly accepting everything as true, but you don’t want to be cynically rejecting everything as false. You want to take your time to evaluate the information.
Daniel Levitin
On June 22, 1793, Vancouver’s Discovery and Chatham anchored in Klekane Inlet. Archibald Menzies, the ship’s botanist, wrote that on the evening of June 28, they were visited by eight natives in two canoes who brought them two large salmon. This is the first known published encounter with the Haisla people.
Eden Robinson
I always tell my students, ‘If you walk around with your eyes and ears open, you can’t possibly live long enough to write all the novels you’ll encounter.’
Jill McCorkle
The director Sofia Coppola’s new comic melodrama, ‘Lost in Translation,’ thoroughly and touchingly connects the dots between three standards of yearning in movies: David Lean’s ‘Brief Encounter,’ Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Sunrise’ and Wong Kar-wai’s ‘In the Mood for Love.’
Elvis Mitchell
The village I come from is the most ruthless, lawless land one can encounter.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
For whatever reason, I encounter Canadian whiskey at hunting camps way more often than I do in restaurants, bars, or homes. Could be the lower price. Could be the mellow character, which lends itself to long hours of fireside sipping. Or it could just be tradition.
Jonathan Miles
Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it’s a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes.
Gwendoline Christie
A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives.
Robert Emmet
My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
Richard Gere
In Los Angeles, you drive around, and you’re coming back from a club or something, and all of a sudden, you’ll encounter a coyote. And they’re very lean, hungry-looking animals.
Dan Gilroy
The main experiential determinants of moral development seem to be amount and variety of social experience, the opportunity to take a number of roles and to encounter other perspectives.
Lawrence Kohlberg
We encounter very healthy boardroom debates and pretty diverse views, so we have always had the benefit of diversity of opinion and expression before we take some important calls.
Uday Kotak
We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
It takes a true encounter to realise that real animals, wild animals, have all but passed from our lives.
John Burnside
The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.
Bryant H. McGill
A lot of guys try to mingle with me because of who I am. If I encounter a guy with a clean heart, I will go by my instincts. I guess my man won’t be from the film industry.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
It’s always thrilling to encounter the sweep of time in a work of fiction in a way that feels authentic and real.
Michael Chabon
My own day-to-day observations confirm that many Americans can barely make change. At the supermarket where I buy groceries, I’ve watched more than one encounter at the cash register where both customer and clerk are befuddled at the prospect of double-checking the sums.
Priyamvada Natarajan
Chicago actors and Chicago theater is some of the most authentic stuff that you will ever encounter, and I’m so proud to have come up from that. It’s where I cut my teeth and where I found my passion for this work.
Merle Dandridge
My first encounter with the ocean was on the Jersey Shore when I was three years old and I got knocked over by a wave. The ocean certainly got my attention! It wasn’t frightening, it was more exhilarating.
Sylvia Earle
Many people first encounter Jesus during childhood when they are suddenly confronted by a horrifying statue of a man nailed to a cross, and this is often a most unfortunate and repulsive beginning.
Michael Leunig
In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Every film is a human encounter. It’s people trying to collaborate and create something together.
Alexandre Desplat
When you encounter people in life – like a chance encounter at a bar or wherever you happen to be – you make these incredibly quick, quite intricate decisions about people based on very small amounts of coded information. We’re good at that.
Alex Garland
I think I’m learning how to release every day. Recognizing that everything you encounter, touch, or love can become part of you, and in essence never disappears, as long as you can recall it to memory or heart. It’s all so connected that we lose everything, but also, we never lose anything.
Adrianne Lenker
You will encounter misguided people from time to time. That’s part of life. The challenge is to educate them when you can, but always to keep your dignity and self-respect and persevere in your personal growth and development.
Bernice King
Writing an essay is like a school assignment: I have my topic, I organize my thoughts, and I write it. I have complete control over what I’m doing. Writing a novel is like setting out on a journey without knowing who or what I’ll encounter, how long it’s going to take, or where I’m going to end up.
Tawni O’Dell
Golfers who play a lot of courses often encounter short ledges or retaining walls, and I always had fun hopping down from them. I could jump off something six feet high and land like a cat, no problem. Well, today I can’t jump off anything higher than two feet without it just killing me.
Tom Watson