Encouraged Quotes

Encouraged Quotes by Randy Castillo, Tony DiTerlizzi, Tessa Virtue, Eileen Pollack, Hema Malini, Mary Beard and many others.

My parents really encouraged me.

My parents really encouraged me.
Randy Castillo
When I was a kid, I loved to draw, and I was lucky because I had parents and teachers and grown-ups around who recognised and encouraged that.
Tony DiTerlizzi
Women in figure skating, like in every other industry, are expected to conform to an unrealistic standard of beauty. Unhealthy habits are often encouraged to promote a thin frame, and young girls idealize a skewed definition of ‘fit.’
Tessa Virtue
All the societal pressures that make girls feel as if they’re too smart, especially in the sciences – ‘No one will date them. They won’t be popular.’ – don’t apply to boys. The boys are being encouraged.
Eileen Pollack
I want to work on improving the number of schools for girls and ensuring there are proper and clean toilets so girls are encouraged to come to school. I am told this is a major reason for girls dropping out of schools.
Hema Malini
A lot of people will always say, ‘I really know nothing about the ancient world.’ But there’s lots and lots of things people know. Partly, they’ve been encouraged to think they’re ignorant about it. In some ways, the job to do is show people that they know much more than they’d like to admit.
Mary Beard
Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?
Mary Douglas
I’m going to raise my kids the opposite of how I was raised. I wasn’t given healthy food, educated on portion control, or encouraged to exercise. I wish I had those things.
Perez Hilton
The stage sharpened my creative instrument and encouraged me to go deeper and try new things.
Ben Vereen
I had five brothers and sisters. Four of them older, and some of them played instruments, and we would get together and have family recitals and raise money for the church. I belonged to a wonderful church community that encouraged me to sing.
Al Jarreau
My first manager, Suzanne DeWalt, saw a play I was in. She was invited by the director Joan Scheckel, who was my first real acting teacher. Joan was also good friends with my friend Susie Landau Finch, who had first encouraged me to consider acting, so that’s how I began studying.
Gale Harold
Music was something I was encouraged to do, which I appeared to be quite good at, but it was never a passion. Writing was always my first love.
Allan Guthrie
If so and so would have given me the right opportunity, or if this person would have encouraged me – I could have made a million excuses on why I wasn’t playing in the NFL. You have no more excuses… what do you do from now until your opportunity presents itself? It’s all up to you.
Kurt Warner
When I was in the 9th grade I was flunking out of high school. And that’s why I’m so encouraged by the fact that America is the place where opportunity and American exceptionalism is alive and well.
Tim Scott
The Savior encouraged brotherhood. He was not a long-distance leader. He walked and worked with those whom he led. He was not afraid of close friendships. He spent many hours with his disciples, and his relationships with them were intimate.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
If a child wants to read ‘Twilight’ over Middlemarch, they should be encouraged – the important thing is to get them reading in the first place.
Malorie Blackman
When I was in the hospital, everyone was worried for me, and I realised that I had to do something in my life so that people would stop looking at me with pity. I spoke to my elder brother and my coach about climbing the Everest, and they encouraged me.
Arunima Sinha
For some people, work is the only safe haven from abuse. So all employers in businesses big and small, whether in the public or private sector, should be encouraged to create safe spaces at work where staff suffering domestic abuse can talk to an appropriately qualified person who can provide advice and offer support.
Keir Starmer
Using vehicles as weapons is a tactic that has often used by Palestinian terrorists to target Israelis, but in 2014, an ISIS spokesman had encouraged such vehicular attacks in the West, saying of ISIS’ enemies, ‘Run him over with your car.’
Peter Bergen
We as artists are actively encouraged – by other authors, your agent, publisher, and society – not to think about money, strategy, how to manage your career, how to create a brand, because we’re supposed to focus on the art.
Cassandra Clare
I’m lucky that my family is musical. Music was encouraged. So when I saw Carlos Santana play and decided to really pursue the electric guitar in earnest, it was OK. My parents knew I was going to go for it.
I think I felt very alone for a lot of my life, but once I was able to share my story more and more, and people wouldn’t say, ‘Hey, I felt sorry for you,’ but, ‘I get it, and I understand you,’ it kind of encouraged me to tell it more. I just don’t want people to feel alone.
Bobby Bones
My father read poetry to me, encouraged me to memorize poems. But the writing of it was quite a different thing.
C. K. Williams
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
Wilbur Wright
Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire.
Jan Egeland
The people at MTV are encouraged to be very confrontational and declarative about their tastes.
John Seabrook
I grew up in a household that really encouraged reading and writing. My mother loves philosophy and is constantly reading philosophy and talking to me about different philosophers and different ways of life.
Lulu Wang
Engineering college students should be encouraged to start entrepreneurial ventures in their second year itself. It is safer to fail while in college.
Kris Gopalakrishnan
When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.
Benjamin Spock
My father was into textile painting and ran a small business. He encouraged me a lot and loved seeing my plays.
Nana Patekar
The fellows that I played with encouraged me to bunt and beat the ball out. I was anxious to make good and did as I was told. When I came to Brooklyn, I adopted an altogether different style of hitting. I stood flat-footed at the plate and slugged. That was my natural style.
Zack Wheat
A vigorous and profitable drug industry is not a problem to be solved but a goal to be encouraged.
Alex Azar
The only solution to the violence problem in America is a return to traditional parental involvement. This should be encouraged by every elected official. Also, the abandonment and neglect of children by their parents should have civil consequences.
Bill O’Reilly
You and I, the people of God, have permission to come before the throne of Heaven at any time we will, and we are encouraged to come there with great boldness.
Charles Spurgeon
We were tremendously encouraged by the testing of Analyze That. Audiences loved it. They were telling us that they liked it as much as the original. We recorded the laughs in the theater.
Harold Ramis
With ‘The Crazy Ones,’ we were really encouraged to improv and go off script.
James Wolk
If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Again and again, I’ve seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies – assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
Paul Begala
My imam at the Central Mosque said there was no problem with making music. In fact, he encouraged me – he said if the songs are moral, not offensive, then go ahead.
Cat Stevens
‘Pressure’ is not a word that I associate with very much; it is a matter of perspective. It depends on your disposition as a person. It can either be that you are pressurised by something, or you can be motivated and encouraged by it.
Ishaan Khatter
I got a C in art when I was in 11th grade. That it is even possible to come out of a high school art class with a C is wondrous, especially considering the creative license we were encouraged to use to, for lack of a better axiom, color outside the lines.
Leandra Medine
On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover, an obvious sign he also had some himself.
Pierre Salinger
Why was I so single-minded about acting? Acting wasn’t in the family; no one went to the theatre in my street. It wasn’t encouraged in my school.
Trudie Styler
If a female student wants to drop a physics course, no one questions her, but if a male student tries to drop it, he will get pushback and encouraged to stay in, since he will need it later in life.
Eileen Pollack
I was encouraged to be imaginative and read, and it was a great childhood for a budding writer because I had the time and the freedom to go into a world of my own.
Sarah Waters
Not much about California, on its own preferred terms, has encouraged its children to see themselves as connected to one another.
Joan Didion
I was always in the popular crowd, but I really had atrocious teeth. I was encouraged to ‘do well in school, ’cause no one’s going to marry you!’
Gabrielle Union
It is this desire to see civil society remain a strong and united force within the U.K. that has encouraged me to chair Citizens U.K. Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life.
Dominic Grieve
I had an art teacher who’s the reason I got there in high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama. That’s where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.
Sela Ward
My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it.
Tracy Chapman
I would say that one of the things that encouraged me so much when I became elected to the leadership was the letters I received from fathers of daughters, saying that, ‘My daughter can now do many more things because of what you did.’
Nancy Pelosi
Professor Al Drake encouraged me to just write the way I talk. I decided if that’s what I needed to do, I didn’t need to be in school to do it.
Tom Bodett
My mom was born in Jamaica and has always been around a community of black people, so she encouraged me to get out and act. My dad, on the other hand, is from suburban Massachusetts, so he had not been around a lot of black people.
Marley Dias
What contributed to my writing early on is how my mom encouraged it. She kept the TV off because she wanted my siblings and I to be engaged and active. So we made forts, put on plays, musicals, and I wrote like crazy.
Amanda Gorman
I was trained within a black radical tradition that encouraged struggle within our own movements because it sharpens collective analysis – bringing us closer to the tools we need to achieve liberation.
Patrisse Cullors
Maybe directors who are more interested in realism and naturalism come from cities, where they see things on their doorstep every day. But growing up as a kid in a very pretty but ever-so-slightly boring town, where not a great deal happened, encouraged me to be more escapist, more imaginative, and more of a daydreamer.
Edgar Wright
Every time I am tempted to buy some dopey thing, I hear my late father’s voice: ‘Do you really need that?’ He was big on saving money and buying as much security as possible. He also encouraged charitable giving. So, I am responsible with currency.
Bill O’Reilly
I believe in the need for paying for art. Free shows must not be encouraged.
Y. G. Mahendran
I had a coach when I was younger who encouraged me to be myself, that is where I was lucky.
Freddie Ljungberg
The ’60s were a disaster in terms of social policy. The elites put in place a whole set of reforms which I think fundamentally changed the signals and the incentives facing low-income people and encouraged a variety of trends that soon became self-reinforcing.
Charles Murray
My father always encouraged me to get an education, but he was also a guy that, when he was younger, had ridden the rails from town to town to box and wrestle for money.
Joe R. Lansdale
I think people should feel encouraged to be themselves.
Dave Grohl
If you are feeling some December blues, or even depression, don’t fight it. Instead, do something for yourself. Be reflective. Let the emotions exist. And be encouraged that, like me, you can get to a better place, but it can take time.
Brad Feld
The way it works in my family is as follows: they first loosen their grip at 16 when you are encouraged to get a Saturday job. I was clamouring to start earning and had been doing cleaning jobs around the house for small amounts of money for years.
Sarah Millican
At home, my parents were quite old, so the surrounding was of elder people. There was no noise. Reading books was encouraged; TV was not encouraged, so I was the geeky, studious type of girl.
Kalki Koechlin
In Morocco, there is an insistence on authority. Children are not encouraged to speak up in front of their parents. My parents were not like this. I was the kind of girl who could tell her father, ‘No, what you are saying is totally untrue, and I don’t agree with you.’
Leila Slimani
It was a very big decision when I decided to leave B. Tech to come to Mumbai. But they were always supportive. At one point, I felt I shouldn’t do it. My mother encouraged me then.
Disha Patani
I restricted myself to a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and soon enough lost five kgs. Encouraged by that, I continued to follow a balanced diet and lost another 13 kgs. I feel much better now that I am 18 kgs lighter.
Arjun Janya
Sometimes I like practicing, sometimes I don’t. But I like the result… I hardly ever get discouraged. Maybe right when it’s very hard to get something done correctly, but then the idea flashes through of how to fix it. And I get encouraged. And other ideas flow.
Hilary Hahn
For the first time in my life, I put my body and reputation on the line to stand up for my beliefs and do the right thing. I hope I’ve encouraged other people to do the same.
Lucy Lawless
Tanushree taught me how to do make-up when I didn’t even know how to hold a brush, She encouraged me to go to acting school when I was not confident about my personality and acting. She even got my pictures done by the best photographers in town. She motivated me to do my best.
Ishita Dutta
I was always been encouraged to get into the field of acting when I was in college and I even attended an audition once. But my parents weren’t supportive of that decision back then.
Ashwin Kumar
As much as I was encouraged by the number of female-centric shows being bandied about, it feels like we’re being treated like a trend or a quota to be filled.
Betsy Beers
My mother has always encouraged me to do what I love. When I started being interested in fashion, she was very supportive, bringing me to see exhibits and buying me books. And when I started my company, she was right there to help me!
Joseph Altuzarra
I was always encouraged to participate in whatever sports I wanted to be in.
Elana Meyers
‘Pagan Day’ was Alex Fergusson’s idea. It was him that encouraged me to start making music again and start Psychic TV.
Genesis P-Orridge
I understand that a lot of girls feel encouraged by what I have been able to do, but I’ve never felt like I’m a role model. I’m not concerned with building a great legacy or anything because I’ll be dead so it won’t matter.
Tavi Gevinson
We’ve forgotten to respect clothes and consider who made them and where the material came from. We’ve been encouraged to buy things and, if we don’t like them, bin them. When I grew up, we’d repair things or alter them.
Joanna Lumley
For those of us that were involved from the first days of ‘Battlestar,’ we were encouraged to give of ourselves and to feel that we had a voice, not just as the character but as part of the family that created the show. It changed me, certainly.
Jamie Bamber
My father was a big influence. He kept telling me to pursue football, always. He always encouraged me and my brother.
Riyad Mahrez
My childhood in Arlington, Va., a middle class suburb of Washington, was uneventful. Ours was a very intellectual family, and we were encouraged to read at a very early age.
David Gross
Thanks to everyone who’s encouraged and supported my work over the years.
Kate Bush
Selma helped make it possible for hundreds and thousands of people in the South to become registered voters and encouraged people all across America to become participants in a democratic process.
John Lewis
The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.
Elon Musk
I’m encouraged by what I’m seeing happening with more and more CEOs stepping up, saying, ‘I have to fight carbon emissions.’
Laurie David
The fact that we were encouraged to follow our conscience and not to follow the crowds – that’s something I really miss. On the other hand, there were things that drove me nuts in the ’60s. There was an aspect of the hippie movement that everyone is an artist, which is lethal.
Robert Picardo
I am an engineer by profession, but I knew I wanted to act. My parents always encouraged me, and when my father shifted to Mumbai for work for a brief while, I came along.
Kriti Sanon
An unlikely source of inspiration? My nieces and nephews. I feel encouraged to keep going because I know that if I keep going, then I can tell them to keep going.
KiKi Layne
My dad has a dry, deadpan sense of humor, and my mom has an unexpected, wacky take on things. They really encouraged laughing at ourselves and the weirdness of situations that come up growing up in politics.
Kristin Gore
My parents have always encouraged me to follow my dreams and do what makes me happy.
Manushi Chhillar
If you’re in a workplace you don’t like right now, be encouraged because God will use it for your good. Think about it this way: He wants you to be a light in the darkness – and He’s putting His confidence in you!
Joyce Meyer
I’ve been a bit surprised, and encouraged, by the NBA’s support for athletes that speak out. Compared to the NFL, it’s night and day.
Malcolm Brogdon
My mum always encouraged me that less is more, make-up wise. I think that’s why I feel more confident when I have a fresh and natural face.
Maia Mitchell
I had five brothers and sisters. Four of them older, and some of them played instruments, and we would get together and have family recitals and raise money for the church. I belonged to a wonderful church community that encouraged me to sing.
Al Jarreau
It was my dad who encouraged me to come into films.
Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization.
Arthur Keith
I’ve spent my whole life playing football. My father didn’t want me to play rugby because he felt it was very hard on the body, so at school, I was encouraged to play football, and that’s where everything started.
Aymeric Laporte
My father, he really encouraged me to really get into acting. He loved it so much, and he taught all the basics.
Jeff Bridges
The United States encouraged Iraqis to rise up after Saddam Hussein’s army was driven out of Kuwait. Washington assumed Saddam was weak after losing the 1991 Gulf War. Iraqis rose up, but Saddam’s troops killed thousands – Iraqis say tens of thousands – in a counter-offensive.
Richard Engel
In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
Wilma Mankiller
As an actor, I’m allowed – encouraged! – to explore emotions that have been basically unacceptable in my life. I have a huge well of emotional stuff, and once I give myself permission as an actor, it all comes to the surface. But I’ll be damned if I can give myself permission to bring it out as a man.
Andre Braugher
Saab never asked me to give up my career. In fact, he encouraged me to continue acting after marriage. But, after a while, my heart was not in my career. I just wanted to take care of Saab.
Saira Banu
I was encouraged to hear that GM has made great progress on the hydrogen car.
Albert Wynn
When I accept a role, I feel that as an artist I have to submit completely to the tutelage of my director. And while I expect to be heard and encouraged and honored, at the end of the day, man, it’s the way the director wants it.
Ashley Judd
Any kind of grieving that is not allowed causes a break. In our culture, grieving in public is not encouraged, but in other cultures, it is done publicly. Some cultures have walls where people can cry. We don’t have that. We have theatre where there’s always the chance for you to face things within yourself.
Alice Ripley
When you’re in elementary school, you get these amazing assignments, like to come up with your own animal, come up with your own city, come up with your own planet, what do the people look like; you’re very much encouraged to be as imaginative as possible.
Tony DiTerlizzi
I am an engineer by profession, but I knew I wanted to act. My parents always encouraged me, and when my father shifted to Mumbai for work for a brief while, I came along.
Kriti Sanon
My parents were very supportive and always encouraged us. My father was a gentle, nice man. My mother was quite a colorful character and a keen reader who encouraged me to write.
Alexander McCall Smith
I was never confident about finishing a book, but friends encouraged me. When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a publisher right away and became an instant bestseller. One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read.
Jackie Collins
I suffer from an enormous amount of self-doubt, so the fact that ‘Pachinko’ has been so kindly received has encouraged me not to give up, as I’m always telling myself that, ‘Maybe this isn’t a smart idea.’
Min Jin Lee
My father has been the real anchor of the family. He’s the one who has always encouraged my mother, my brother and me.
Yvette Clarke
New Zealanders have conventions and pleasantries, but we are direct. We are encouraged to be transparent with our behavior and not to employ passive aggression.
Daniel Gillies
I was greatly inspired by my late father, who was a well-known name in the brewing industry. It was he who encouraged me to take the road less traversed and gave me the confidence to pursue my path of entrepreneurship.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
My mother encouraged me to be artistic. It was written in a contract at an early age that I would be an artist.
Kurt Cobain
I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That’s what I want for my son.
Charlize Theron
Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won – and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
Donna Rice
There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.
Adriana Trigiani
Growing up in New York City, I was always encouraged to question authority, and I think I confused patriotism with jingoism.
Claire Danes
The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
Philip Zimbardo
From an early age, my father stressed the power of the image, and he encouraged me to carefully control my own. He advised me, for example, never to be photographed from below, an often unflattering angle for women.
Liz Goldwyn
The way I see it is that I grew up with a good set of values, but it was never too strict. I was always encouraged to be a free-thinking individual. I spent the first five years out of high school trying to make it work in Eau Claire, then I had to leave because there wasn’t enough going on in town.
Justin Vernon
My dad, in particular, was adamant that I should finish my education. He encouraged me to go to Oxford, for instance, and I rather doubt I’d have gone if he hadn’t. I would have gone straight back to L.A. and tried to start my career.
Alice Eve
Like, even going to Duke Ellington School of the Arts, like, they slept on me. I think they thought I was talented, but for whatever reason, they didn’t want to give me a lot of solos or any type of just love like that. But I don’t know. I think that’s what encouraged me to grind so hard.
Ari Lennox
I am a criminal. Coming to terms with this aspect of my identity has helped me to see more clearly – with blinders off – the ways in which I have been encouraged not to feel any connection to ‘them,’ those labeled criminals. I see now that ‘they’ are me, and I am them.
Michelle Alexander
When you had thugs and bullies and killers imposing their will on their own people or other people – if you don’t respond to it, it just keeps coming because they’re encouraged by their own success.
Jack Keane
I’ve always valued and encouraged teamwork, and that collaborative spirit of we versus I is core to Intuit’s success. Innovation has been part of Intuit’s DNA for nearly 30 years.
Brad D. Smith
People should be encouraged by things like awards given for corporate governance practices.
Adi Godrej
Difference is respected and the environment Eoin Morgan has created is such that we are encouraged to transfer our personalities into our cricket.
Moeen Ali
Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.
Nelson Mandela
The ‘reality’ shows on television, the Internet, these things have encouraged people to behave with less and less restraint. We are broadcasting our emotions in public in a way that has never happened before.
Tim Pigott-Smith
A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it’s also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs.
Alexander Payne
Whenever I was encouraged by my elders to pick up a book, I was often told, ‘Read so as to know the world.’ And it is true; books have invited me into different countries, states of mind, social conditions and historical epochs; they have offered me a place at the most unusual gatherings.
Hisham Matar
I grew up in a very strong, nuclear family. My father was a sportsman. He represented South Africa in a couple of sports, so he was a very positive person and someone who encouraged you to be your best and give your best with everything that you do.
Gail Kelly
Growing up, my height was faithfully tracked from infancy to my late teens on the door frame of my mom’s office – the only place in my family’s home in Toronto where writing on the walls was encouraged.
Dan Levy
My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.
Leon Jouhaux
I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man’s conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains.
Bill Mauldin
I feel really grateful to the people who encouraged me and helped me develop. Nobody can succeed on their own.
Sheryl Sandberg
You’ve got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.
Samantha Morton
I’ve studied various schools of thought… I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I’ve found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times.
Cat Stevens
I’d gone to Wellesley College, an amazing women’s college where the students were encouraged to follow our dreams. However, after I graduated and had a historical romance published, more than a few people indicated that, in some way, my career choice was a ‘waste’ of so much education.
Lisa Kleypas
From a young age, I was encouraged to sing, dance and learn folk and popular songs in Spanish.
Ailyn Perez
For most inhabitants of the Arab world, the prevailing cultural attitude toward women – fed and encouraged by Wahhabi doctrine, which is based on Bedouin social norms rather than Islamic jurisprudence – often trumps the rights accorded to women by Islam.
G. Willow Wilson
I have encouraged my kids to eat well from day one. I add flavor – herbs and spices – to everything because I don’t want them getting used to starchy, bland food. I also want them to experiment – they don’t have to love everything, but they do have to try it.
Alison Sweeney
Let’s make sure that when companies make investments to reduce emissions that they’re rewarded for that and encouraged to do more.
Andrew Scheer
I know that Oswald killed Kennedy. Now, was he pushed? Encouraged to do it by outsiders? Possibly. Possibly. Was he sitting down with Fidel Castro? No.
Bill O’Reilly
You don’t say to a university professor who is immersed in a particular subject that they should get a life. They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on.
Magnus Magnusson
When the mini skirt arrived on the scene in the 60s it was both hailed and hated. It represented female liberation, but also encouraged exploitation. It was the uniform for a new breed of feminist, even though most of them didn’t even know it.
Dawn O’Porter
My grandmother passed away before I could get to know her. She had an interest in films and writing. She wrote two novels under a pen name and encouraged women around her to pursue their dreams. So my family decided to start a school in her memory.
Richa Chadha
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
I discovered Deborah Ellis’s books in the school library after my head teacher encouraged me to go beyond the school curriculum and look for books I might enjoy.
Malala Yousafzai
I always sang when I was little and my father, who was a great influence on me, also had a wonderful voice. He and my mother really encouraged me to sing and play the piano. They were always very supportive.
Judy Collins
It’s great when improv is encouraged. It’s a really fun thing. It depends on who’s in the movie and how their process works as well. It takes a director who is open to that because you have a script, but then something funny could happen on set.
Lily Collins
Bobby Bones is a young country DJ who does a widely syndicated morning show. He’s at his best with his BobbyCast, in which he talks to Nashville up-and-comers such as Kelsea Ballerini and Lauren Alaina. Guests are encouraged to relax on Bones’s couch and talk about anything they like.
David Hepworth
The Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Aloysius Grade School influenced my life tremendously. This was due to the fact that they encouraged you always to make sure that God is the focus of your life, and they didn’t allow you to do anything except to the very best of your ability.
Lou Holtz
The first book I did – the first successful book – was a kind of a travel book, and publishers in Britain encouraged me to do more.
Bill Bryson
My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.
Esther Williams
As he assumes the awesome responsibilities of the presidency, Donald Trump has inherited a world on fire and a U.S. military weakened by years of senseless budget cuts. I am encouraged that he recognizes these problems and has pledged to rebuild the military.
John McCain
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Ansel Adams
When we do not understand something, a common reaction is to fear it. In government, this is the usual, and encouraged, reaction. The reaction to the gig economy has been no different, and this growing fear has unfortunately turned into a legislative bloodbath.
John McAfee
Humility was considered a great virtue in my family household. No show of complacency or self-satisfaction was ever tolerated. Patting yourself on the back was definitely not encouraged, and pleasure or pride would be punishable by death.
Hugh Laurie
I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn’t.
Connie Francis
I’ve been very encouraged by the nature of the conversations that I’ve had and by the lack of questions that are tunnel-visioned in their understanding of sexuality and life and love.
Timothee Chalamet
When I went to university in Colorado, I was encouraged to write very innovative, experimental things, and some of the short stories in ‘Bearded Ladies’ are a little bit experimental.
Kate Grenville
I’d like ‘Rookie’ to be a helpful resource, but I never want it to be too prescriptive. Hopefully, it also makes the reader feel encouraged to think for herself.
Tavi Gevinson
Women are encouraged to go on an emotional journey of self-care after a divorce, while men are expected to need help learning how to cook and parent on their own.
Emily V. Gordon
The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.
Elon Musk
I watch ‘Shark Tank,’ of course. It’s very entertaining. I think it’s actually good to help people think about the business they might start, and sometimes you get encouraged by looking at someone going into business and saying, ‘Hey, I could do that.’
Fred DeLuca
I was just so fortunate to have parents who encouraged me to try things and do what I wanted.
Andrew W.K.
In America, we can reinvent ourselves – we’re encouraged to.
Bob Odenkirk
I was strongly encouraged by a science teacher who took an interest in me and presented me with a key to the laboratory to allow me to work whenever I wanted.
Frederick Reines
My parents encouraged us to commit to things, so if we wanted to learn an instrument, it was all the grades and all the theory.
Laura Mvula
My father was placid and easygoing. He owned a small shoe store where I helped out on Saturdays. I think he’d have been pleased if I’d made a career of working in the shoe store. But my mother was ambitious. She encouraged us to read books, and she pushed us toward a musical education.
Alan W. Livingston
My parents were able to pay our expenses, but not for education. We were encouraged to work hard in school and get scholarships.
Martha Stewart
From my youth team all the way through, I was encouraged to play that way by Keith Hill when I was at Barnsley, and then Roberto Martinez at Everton, through to Gareth Southgate when he was in charge of the England Under-21s.
John Stones
I am fortunate that I have two older brothers, and they have definitely helped me with being competitive just to keep up with them. We were always encouraged to try what we wanted to do. As long as we tried our hardest and did the best we could, it didn’t matter what we did.
Simone Manuel
I just think that is so important to keep a strong support system, to keep yourself encouraged.
Victoria Osteen
It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t go to college and have a career – as well as a family – of my own. Both my parents, but especially my mother, encouraged me and led me to believe that it was possible.
Dee Dee Myers
The first two books that I did by myself were long stories in verse. I knew I could do that because I’d written a lot in verse. But, verse stories are hard to sell, so my editor encouraged me to try writing in prose.
Natalie Babbitt
I was fortunate to have many teachers who encouraged me – one of the first was Dianne Derrick, my 5th grade teacher at Woodbury Elementary. She challenged us to write creatively and praised my work, but most importantly, she treated writing like it was important.
Celeste Ng
The recession’s high unemployment rates may have encouraged people to start sole proprietorships, but there are many obstacles in the way of growing a company to create jobs.
Sam Graves
Black girls are punished, many times violently so, for questioning and challenging authority, which is something that is often celebrated and encouraged as a sign of intelligence and critical thinking in white boys.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
I find that my Israeli background actually helps me to break some boundaries because we don’t have such long traditions. We took traditions from Europe, from the Middle East, and we were encouraged to explore and adapt things.
Ron Ben-Israel
Disco told audiences to dance, while punk told them to be anything but passive. The artists didn’t mind; in fact, they encouraged it.
Elizabeth Flock
We can all remember a time when someone encouraged us and made a difference in our lives. It may be just a moment, but this encouragement could last a lifetime.
Megan Shull
My mom always encouraged me, it was never weird. She’d look at ‘Heavy Metal’ and go ‘Woo-hoo!’
Zack Snyder
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Sara Blakely
Our parents have always encouraged us to be independent and dream big.
Jenna Bush
As somebody who happens to be gay, I particularly resent that minorities are being encouraged to be fragile and bitter.
Andy Ngo
When I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, I was highly encouraged to move to Boston to train as a hopeful for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. I remember packing up my car, traveling out here to live with other teammates and share an apartment.
Hilary Knight
I will say a lot of dancers do such beautiful things for their body and then they smoke a cigarette. I’ve never been a smoker, but I realized after taking yoga . . . in ballet you’re not encouraged to do a lot of breathing. I think in a weird way, a lot of dancers find relief in actually breathing.
Elizabeth Berkley
I had a teacher senior year in high school. He was a theater teacher, and he basically was a little bit like ‘High School Musical.’ He kind of encouraged the jocks to get involved with the plays. I did it as kind of a senior year lark.
D. B. Sweeney
My parents migrated to Phoenix, AZ, in the ’80s, and I watched them work tirelessly to provide for me and my siblings as they encouraged us to pursue our dreams.
Opal Tometi
‘Be passionate about your work and your life’ was instilled in me by my mother Dada, who was a potter. She also introduced me to the arts and encouraged me to embrace the new.
Richard Rogers
The most incredible part of seeing people embrace and recognize my music is experiencing the lives of people when they are powerfully affected, encouraged, and personally impacted.
Lauren Daigle
My mom always encouraged me, it was never weird. She’d look at ‘Heavy Metal’ and go ‘Woo-hoo!’
Zack Snyder
By continually pushing the message that we have the right to gratification now, consumerism at its most expansive encouraged a demand for fulfillment that could not so easily be contained by products.
Ellen Willis
My family was artistic and encouraged me to express myself. I was a show-off, so they took me to ballet class.
Sofia Boutella
Children aren’t being taught to cook or encouraged to try things or told why food is important.
Prue Leith
I want to pay tribute to the teachers who, during my life at school in the public education system, saw something in me and encouraged it.
Gladys Berejiklian
Society during the last hundred years has been alternately perplexed and encouraged respecting the two great questions: how shall the criminal and pauper be disposed of in order to reduce crime and reform the criminal on the one hand and, on the other, to diminish pauperism and restore the pauper to useful citizenship?
Dorothea Dix
I love my father very much. I attribute so much of the person I am today to the values that he and my mother set for us, and the way they encouraged us every day of our lives to go out and find what we love doing and to fulfill our potential and really be happy.
Ivanka Trump
My father was a great mentor to me and is someone I admire and look up to. However, it was my mum who was more of a driving force when it came to me and cricket – she constantly encouraged me to always remember to have fun when playing. And Mum was the one who took me round the grounds at the beginning of my career.
Stuart Broad
I’ve always been a creative person since I was young. I enjoyed art, museums, plays, but it wasn’t until I was about 10 that my mother encouraged me to choose a career, and it was acting.
Sufe Bradshaw
My hope is that ‘Beyond the Heavens’ will encourage people to explore faith, open their mind and go beyond what they think they know. That is what my mother encouraged me to do. I hope to encourage others to do the same through this story.
Corbin Bernsen
I started creative writing classes at Aberdeen Central Library, and the writer-in-residence there, Todd McEwen, encouraged me a great deal. He showed my stories to his editor, and I thought that was just what happened to everyone who took his classes!
Leila Aboulela
I was my father’s son and my mother’s daughter. There was never any time when I felt I wasn’t equally capable – whether it was being the only girl in the county who could hit a jump shot in basketball or playing first base in the baseball with the boys. I was always encouraged to do whatever I wanted to do.
Linda McMahon
Modi has always been very particular about law and order. He believes in fairness and justice, and encouraged us to simply work as per law without fear or favour. His ability to think big and implement it on the ground is exemplary. He had a vision of a bank account for every household.
Amit Shah
We’ve had public hearings. We’ve had interim reports, which our statute has encouraged us to provide to the public. We have brought the public along with us, trying to make as much available as possible over time.
Richard Ben-Veniste
When I went on to college, I was allowed to take flying, as my mother had dearly loved flying and her father wouldn’t allow her to, so they encouraged me then to go on into my aviation career.
Wally Funk
My grandfather was a faith healer and medium, and he always encouraged faith in the unseen. I believe in fortune tellers.
Luke Goss
We couldn’t be happier that the show has encouraged kids to have an interest in science and math, but we don’t try to do that. We just have fun, which is its own bold statement.
Jamie Hyneman
Musicians and non-musicians alike are priding themselves on the width and breadth of their musical interests, which I think is to be encouraged.
Chris Thile
Young writers need to be encouraged to write – just write – with no restrictions on form, style or content.
Kelley Armstrong
I have been very encouraged by President Obama’s call to action on climate change both at his Inauguration and in the State of the Union Address. This is a global imperative. I also welcome President Obama’s intention to pursue reductions in nuclear arsenals.
Ban Ki-moon
Answers are not enough, students should be encouraged to ask questions and explore alternatives to the norm. Entrepreneurship and invention are the backbone of the new economy, yet I doubt they get more than a nod in economics courses.
Jim Hunt
For a century, women have binged on romance novels that encouraged them to associate intimidation with infatuation; it’s no wonder that this emotional hangover still lingers.
Stephanie Coontz
My parents encouraged thought. You’ll get through life better if you learn how to think.
Holly Near
I think more girls feel encouraged when women from their community do well. Especially in a place like Haryana, where people presume that women are looked down upon.
Manushi Chhillar
I found that my career at Bell Telephone Labs thrived because of the environment, which encouraged cooperative research, offered opportunities for access to sophisticated equipment, and fellowship.
Willard Boyle
Hostility to the Human Rights Act has been present in sections of the Conservative Party since its enactment, and this has grown more strident with the passage of time, encouraged by some sections of the press.
Dominic Grieve
Music was always encouraged as a passion and a hobby, but I was never told, ‘This should be your job. You write music and record for a living.’ It doesn’t happen for people.
Lucy Dacus
I was approached by friends who encouraged me to run for an open seat – attorney general of Michigan. It was a big risk.
Jennifer Granholm
All children should have a chance to speak up for what matters to them, like school violence, and they should be encouraged to take action to end violence against children.
Choi Si-won
It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?
Emilie Autumn
I’m not saying that people on welfare don’t contribute in their own way, but as many as possible should be encouraged to be economically active as well as socially and culturally active.
Tony Abbott
I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged, because I put myself in position to win a major, which is all even Tiger says he tries to do.
Stuart Appleby
In making policy designed with copyright in mind, you end up making decisions about whether other important technologies, such as privacy-enhancing or file-search technologies, should be encouraged or discouraged. A collision is happening between creativity and protecting IP.
Edward Felten
Those bearing the heavy responsibility of caring for captive gorillas should be encouraged to exchange so-called nonbreeders between populations, an inherent process among free-living gorillas and one that avoids inbreeding and also stimulates productivity.
Dian Fossey
I’m somebody who deserves to be supported and encouraged to continue my work because I have a lot to give.
Steve Guttenberg
Interreligious dialogue is extremely important for religious people as well as secular people or non-believers. They should participate, and they should be encouraged to have interreligious dialogue, because dialogue is a channel or an instrument to promote intimacy between individual.
Lobsang Tenzin
I avoid talking about the way I work. But in avoiding it I seem only to have encouraged people to focus their fantasies about me in an ever more fantastical way.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Our parents were very generous, and they always encouraged us to find something we enjoyed and really get into it.
Ellie Simmonds
I don’t think people should be encouraged to look like Kate Moss; I think that’s unreasonable. I think the normal human body should be glorified. By the same token, if you need a stick to wash yourself, you’re not healthy.
Anthony Bourdain
As a child, I was rather active for my age. Sensing something special about me, my father told me that I had the vision to accomplish great things in life. He always encouraged me to do what I wanted to do – and this has stood me in good stead.
Sunil Mittal
I wrote all the time, and I had teachers who encouraged it.
Jacqueline Woodson
When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for ‘Popworld’ and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness.
Alexa Chung
I’m excited and encouraged to see people getting involved with their public lands and forests. We really need the public’s help to repair these heavily used recreation sites.
Robert Towne
Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress; I’m encouraged that there’s some prospect for that now.
John W. Snow
I told Mother of my decision to study medicine. She encouraged me to speak to Father… I began in a roundabout way… He listened, looking at me with that serious and penetrating gaze of his that caused me such trepidation, and asked whether I knew what I wanted to do.
Rita Levi-Montalcini
Kids can be born with potential but unless it’s encouraged – pushed, even – I don’t think it will ever come to fruition.
Vanessa Mae
A friend of mine encouraged me to try rapping, so I started experimenting with it, writing verses, seeing if I could fit an extra word or syllable into each line without tripping myself up.
K. Flay
The 4th Concept is welcomed and encouraged. In the end, it’s my hope and belief that the best ideas are what will be used in these detectors.
Barry Barish
I am very close to my daughter, and I have always encouraged her to talk to me about anything and everything. I believe that as long as I keep the lines of communication open with her, I will always be able to give her proper direction, protection, and guidance.
Cynthia Bailey
I keep a notebook on my bedside table and write poetry every night before I go to sleep. It’s been something I’ve been doing since I was in the second grade, when I was encouraged by my teacher.
Lexi Underwood
I always liked performing. I learnt to sing, play the piano and dance. I was good at academics too but I was interested in extra-curricular activities. My parents encouraged me.
Catherine Tresa
Working in ‘Man Ka Meet’, I noticed the dedication and sincerity of Sunil Dutt at his work. He encouraged every new comer and made me as well as others feel very comfortable on the sets.
Vinod Khanna
I am President of the UN created University for Peace, which has a strong commitment to the relationship between peace, security and the environment. I meet with young people around the world and I always come away enthused and encouraged.
Maurice Strong
I went through a brief phase when I thought of other career options: being an air hostess and even a psychologist. But eventually, my destiny led me to acting. Moreover, my dad being an actor, I have grown up in a very filmi environment. I was encouraged to watch films since I was a child.
Shraddha Kapoor
We’re encouraged by the engagement on ClassPass and the tremendous growth we’ve had that shows we are fulfilling our mission of helping people live a more active life.
Payal Kadakia
The idea that only the swaggering, all-knowing, and ruthlessly ambitious succeed is a lie. One that has discouraged so many people with so much potential – and worse, encouraged many more to crash and burn.
Ryan Holiday
I would ask my parents something, but then go to my siblings. We were encouraged to bounce ideas off everyone.
Ahmet Zappa
I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of drastic and reckless career shift!
Nigel Dennis
When I am challenged, I am encouraged. Don’t misjudge my demeanor of composure and patience.
Uddhav Thackeray
And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really, really looked out for me and really encouraged all that. And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then.
William Joyce
Athletes have the same rights everybody else does. If there is a strength in our democracy, it’s that we are encouraged to exercise those rights and speak out and hold people in power in check.
Stan Van Gundy
Where once Lego offered a whimsical form of escapism into the world of the subconscious, encouraging creativity and imagination, it’s transformed into a rigid ‘box ticking’ discipline where children are encouraged to build by conformity.
Ben Fogle
As Donald Trump and his cabinet now demonstrate, the skills encouraged in men by their biologies and the tools that boys master in the playground have not equipped them to deal with the unprecedented global crisis we are now facing.
We live in a culture built on debt, so we are encouraged to have no self control.
Frankie Boyle
I think I have always been a hard worker in school and in sports and everything. Growing up, my parents encouraged me to do that from day one.
If my mother hadn’t encouraged me, I would be nervous and feeling like I’m doing something wrong.
Alek Wek
My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.
Brian Blessed
I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU’s reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime.
Timothy Garton Ash
For me, when I think of curiosity on television, a lot of times my childhood was shaped by shows on PBS that encouraged and embraced curiosity.
Wyatt Cenac
I’m encouraged because you pick up any food magazine and there’s two or three recipes involving Indian spices.
Aarti Sequeira
You have to follow and honor that inner voice. I always encouraged the girls to do the same.
Camila Cabello
Our common realm is not and cannot be stripped of values – I absolutely reject the idea that religion should somehow be tolerated but not encouraged in public life.
Gordon Brown
The way my father raised me was really informative of how I think about my role as a female and how I view myself in a professional and personal capacity. So he encouraged me to set the bar very high for myself, to set great goals for myself.
Ivanka Trump
My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It’s so different today, because children are just not taught the right way.
Betty Cuthbert
The gas man came one day, and he said, ‘What does your husband do?’ so I told him, and he said, ‘What’s the use of that?’ He had a point, but on the other hand, I firmly believed in Stephen and his brilliance. I encouraged him to popularise his science just because the gas man had been so insulting.
Jane Hawking
Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It’s all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.
Meg Whitman
I don’t have time to write a mom blog, but I’m not against it. I think it’s great when women talk about things. I’m all about female empowerment. There’s a lot of lonely, lost moms out there. Moms need to be encouraged to tell the truth. There’s a lot of glamour mommy stuff. It’s OK to get real.
Kelly Cutrone
I remember I rapped for a friend, and my friend really encouraged me and was blown away, like ‘Whoa, that was dope!’ Ever since then, I kept going.
Chanel West Coast
Sometimes you’re encouraged, and other times disappointed. It’s a matter of going in and precluding all that with, ‘This is what I do, not who I am.’ I need to be who I am in the process of doing what I do. I need to stay true to what it is I’m really here for. And that’s the hardest thing, the biggest challenge.
Craig T. Nelson
My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.
Brian Blessed
I started to play music again because of my dad and my mom. I grew up playing guitar with my dad, and he and my mom encouraged me to start again.
Mandy Harvey
It’s true that monetary policy was too lax for too long, and the government encouraged lending to people who were unlikely to repay their loans.
Paul Singer
When I was a young priest in the 1960s and 1970s, there was much experimentation and confusion in the Church. Teachers and clergy were encouraged to communicate an experience of God’s love, but to do it without reference to the Creed, the sacraments, or the tradition.
Donald Wuerl
My sister was an athlete. Every time she came home during her break, I would accompany her. Initially, I took part in school sports, but gradually, my sister encouraged me to take it up professionally.
Dutee Chand
We are all encouraged that Bush appears, really for the first time in his experience on the stage of presidential politics, relaxed. His comfort is our comfort.
John Dean
I was raised as a Calvinist, which is doctrine-driven. And though there are many things wrong with Calvinism, you are at least encouraged to argue about things.
Paul Schrader
I had an opportunity to hit tennis balls with Billie Jean King when she was in South Africa when I was 11. She encouraged me to pursue my dream, and I did.
Ilana Kloss
America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.
James Madison
It was clear to my parents that I had the gift of voice, and they encouraged me to pursue it.
Rain Phoenix
Democrats encouraged a porous southern border because they saw migrants and their American-born children as a source of future political support.
Charlie Kirk
My father said writing was a nice hobby. He strongly encouraged my brother and me to become doctors.
Tess Gerritsen
My parents encouraged me to be creative by being creative and interesting people themselves, and by making it clear how highly they valued creativity in others.
Karl Iagnemma
Soft addictions are an alluring, seductive aspect of our culture – they are easy to attain and socially acceptable, they are even encouraged in many cases. Yet they are lethal to the spirit.
Judith Wright
In my family, it was always encouraged to become a creative person. I became a doula instead, then I married an actor, and my sisters became famous almost overnight.
Domino Kirke
My parents have always encouraged me to follow my dreams and do what makes me happy.
Manushi Chhillar
When I was 12, my friend and I tried to sneak onto a plane from my hometown of Cleveland to New York City! My dad encouraged us – he was a wild guy, big on jokes.
Molly Shannon
Having a dad in the service was helpful. I was forever meeting new kids, going to new schools, moving to new neighborhoods. I was encouraged when I attended the American School in Germany.
Marcia Gay Harden
Oh the Christian church has encouraged enormous immaturity among the peoples who are its primary adherence.
John Shelby Spong
I’d gone to Wellesley College, an amazing women’s college where the students were encouraged to follow our dreams. However, after I graduated and had a historical romance published, more than a few people indicated that, in some way, my career choice was a ‘waste’ of so much education.
Lisa Kleypas
I grew up listening to my father argue politics into the night and taking trips every Saturday to the Hood River library where my mother maintained her interest in reading and encouraged the same from her sons.
Dale T. Mortensen
Young people in Israel are encouraged to design, produce and sell their products from high school. Technical universities also matter. Teach and introduce entrepreneurship courses in technical universities.
Dan Shechtman
So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream and if your dream should come my way one day then we will dance upon the boards of life.
Ben Vereen
College is supposed to be a place that prepares its students for the real world. That’s the entire purpose of attending! Learning how to be an engaged citizen is something that should be encouraged in this kind of environment, not restricted.
Kat Timpf
When I was little, I would open up lawnmowers and try to make them go faster. I wasn’t strong enough to do some things, so I’d wait for my dad to get home from work to help me. He was great, but he never really encouraged me, and I’ll be the same if I have kids: I’ll leave them to do their own thing.
Guy Martin
I’m enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
LeVar Burton
I’ve been very encouraged by the nature of the conversations that I’ve had and by the lack of questions that are tunnel-visioned in their understanding of sexuality and life and love.
Timothee Chalamet
My mum, Josephine, is a great believer that you can be whatever you want in life. I was raised as part of the postwar generation and encouraged to do well at school.
Tony Hadley
I was seven years old when my grandmother stated teaching me to sew, and she always encouraged me to be creative.
Ashley Nell Tipton
Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It’s not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
Rebecca Lobo
Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable natural resource is certainly encouraging, and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country.
Jim Gerlach
More than accepted, it’s encouraged for rock stars to be out of control.
Martin Gore
Fortunately, I grew up in a traditional family where questioning was encouraged, particularly by my pandit grandfather. We are all voracious readers, seeking knowledge. I learn a lot from discussions with my wife, siblings and parents.
Amish Tripathi
People are forced to become doctors or engineers today. It makes no sense to force children to study something they are not interested in. I believe each one should be encouraged to follow their dreams.
Pranitha Subhash
I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet.
Philip Levine
As long as I can remember, I’ve always loved to draw. But my interest in drawing wasn’t encouraged very much.
Chris Van Allsburg
That’s the way blacks have been encouraged to think: that we got to stick together. You’ve got a situation today where if a black person says he thinks O.J. Simpson’s guilty, other blacks will cut their eyes at him and say, ‘You ought to go somewhere and sit down and shut up.’
J. C. Watts
Television was restricted by my parents. They encouraged reading more than anything. It wasn’t done in a let’s-get-educated kind of way, it was: ‘This looks like it might be fun so let’s do it.’ There were a lot of castles, art galleries, museums and mountains to climb.
Vic Reeves
It is common, and encouraged by many journals, for research to be judged by the impact factor of the journal that publishes it. But as a journal’s score is an average, it says little about the quality of any individual piece of research.
Randy Schekman
In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.
Robert Powell
I was the only one in my family to be musically inclined, and my mother loved that. It encouraged my grand aunt to find me a music teacher, because it was quite obvious music was in me.
Peter Tosh
My mother was an English teacher and she imbibed the habit of reading, and encouraged me to participate in debates and the like.
Divya Khosla Kumar
My parents noticed my love for clothes and encouraged me to study design abroad. I decided to join the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York but never ended up there.
Naeem Khan
My husband encouraged me to stand on my own, gave me the nudge to do what I wanted – either singing or directing films.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
At every turn, small businesses should be encouraged to compete. When they do, we all win.
Sam Graves
John and I were lucky because our mother was a strong woman with high expectations and a strong sense of values. She encouraged us to pursue things we were interested in and not think about what other people wanted us to do.
Caroline Kennedy
As somebody who happens to be gay, I particularly resent that minorities are being encouraged to be fragile and bitter.
Andy Ngo
I was a very curious person because of my parents. They encouraged me to be as curious about as many things as I wanted.
Martha Stewart
I don’t want everyone toeing the same line. You have got to have discussions and someone might then think of a fresh strategy, which has to be encouraged.
Ravi Shastri
When I was young, I wanted to be a writer or painter. I was always writing stories, and I excelled at drawing. My teachers encouraged my art work. When I was 9 or 10, I began learning piano and started writing music.
Bat for Lashes
Modelling, fashion and film have all encouraged me to learn more about issues and to feel empowered enough to do something about them.
Lily Cole
John and I were lucky because our mother was a strong woman with high expectations and a strong sense of values. She encouraged us to pursue things we were interested in and not think about what other people wanted us to do.
Caroline Kennedy
My family encouraged me to paint, but I was never allowed to go to the theater. Naturally, this made me interested in the theater.
Peter Lorre
The glamour of twentieth-century air travel helped to persuade once-fearful travelers to take to the skies and encouraged parochial Americans to go out and see the world.
Virginia Postrel
I’ve always been a creative person since I was young. I enjoyed art, museums, plays, but it wasn’t until I was about 10 that my mother encouraged me to choose a career, and it was acting.
Sufe Bradshaw
Reading was very important to me as a kid. It was very inspirational to me. I went to a school where that wasn’t encouraged so much, but my parents encouraged that, and it has made me part of who I am.
Sasha Grey
We are the United States of Amnesia, which is encouraged by a media that has no desire to tell us the truth about anything, serving their corporate masters who have other plans to dominate us.
Gore Vidal
My father was a steelworker who’d come over from Abruzzi, in Italy. He played in the band and he encouraged me to be a musician.
Henry Mancini
When I was at UCLA, a professor there encouraged me to write, and so I looked into specializing in creative writing in the English Department. And through that, I started writing plays.
Randall Park
Banging on the piano while my grandmother was watching me. I’d run up to her and ask: ‘How was that, Grandma?’ And she’d say, ‘That was beautiful, baby!’ And I’d run back to the piano and play some more. I’m sure that’s why I still play today, because I was encouraged from such a young age, 2 or 3.
Craig Robinson
The Quaker upbringing was not strict, but it was frugal. Extremely frugal. One was always encouraged to give away one’s worldly goods.
Kathy Baker
I think country needs to have a sporting culture. I think if sports were taken as curriculum in school and are encouraged in right way like government of Maharashtra and Haryana have done given Marks for Sports and encouraging them with good jobs.
Gagan Narang
America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.
James Madison
I was studying with Stella Adler, who was a great, great teacher who encouraged me to be an actor. I had thought I would just write or direct or whatever. I wasn’t thinking very much of Hollywood. I was thinking only of the legitimate theatre. But then I changed.
Warren Beatty
My mother was the only one who encouraged and inspired me for singing. She was singing all the time in the house, playing records also.
Bonnie Tyler
Creativity was definitely a big part of our household, and I remember always writing stories and being encouraged to be creative.
Katrina Lake
Maybe directors who are more interested in realism and naturalism come from cities, where they see things on their doorstep every day. But growing up as a kid in a very pretty but ever-so-slightly boring town, where not a great deal happened, encouraged me to be more escapist, more imaginative, and more of a daydreamer.
Edgar Wright
Many Afghan intellectuals in the United States believe that their country is best kept together. They are encouraged by the fact that no leading tribal or political figure there has called for secession.
Stephen Kinzer
There are always losers when society evolves. In the free market, these losers are expected and encouraged to retrain and find new ways to survive and thrive.
John McAfee
Dad is a skilled athlete and runs his own football school for kids. While football is his entire life and he encouraged us to play, he still found time to take me to ballet and tennis lessons.
My kindergarten teacher encouraged me to learn, as did my school headmaster, who gave me a grant to study.
Ada Yonath
The higher you climb in the media, the issue is being good to other women. I’ve been fortunate to have a few really talented, strong female bosses who’ve encouraged me along the way. I’ve also been around women who haven’t been particularly supportive.
Alex Wagner
When prices are transparent and competition is encouraged, consumers win. We believe that can prove true in health care as it has in every other area of the American economy.
Alex Azar
When you look at people cooking in Britain – and Dubai, too – they’re not that adventurous. They need to be encouraged somehow. And not everybody needs to be shouted at.
Ainsley Harriott
The public made me and then encouraged me for many years, and my future even now depends upon it.
Placido Domingo
There are many documentary filmmakers who have a tough time because they don’t really get what they need to do what they want. There are so many people with good visions that should be encouraged and helped. And they will deliver, I’m sure.
Max von Sydow
When people think of the word ‘drive,’ they often think you have it or you don’t, and that’s where we’re wrong. Drive is something that can be encouraged by a wonderful teacher, by a terrific classroom environment, by an awesome soccer team that you are on, and it can be squashed as well.
Angela Duckworth
The Village Voice gave me an outlet. They encouraged writers to publish idiosyncratic, intellectually ambitious journalism in voices that ranged from demonic to highfalutin. And they paid me well once the magazine was unionized. Getting paid is motivational.
Robert Christgau
I started acting in second grade – my first role was in the Thanksgiving play. I was the Indian chasing the turkey. All the other mom’s encouraged my mom to get me into acting after that. Also, when I saw ‘The Sound of Music’ at Music Circus, I knew I wanted to act.
Brie Larson
Black artists are encouraged to explore their identity but are then pigeonholed according to their ethnicity. We may have seen the decline of old racism, but we are witnessing a new kind of racialising.
Munira Mirza
We do know the welfare system, starting in the ’60s, basically encouraged the dissolution of marriage, encouraged families to separate in order to get the benefits.
Scott Garrett
Although I loved working on technology – I’ve always been a computer geek at heart – my professors encouraged me to get a real-world job working with customers.
Marc Benioff
Grown-ups and children are not readily encouraged to unearth the power of words. Adults are repeatedly assured a picture is worth a thousand of them, while the playground response to almost any verbal taunt is ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ I don’t beg so much as command to differ.
Inga Muscio
Mum encouraged my love of history. She was always dragging me off to visit historic properties, and then I reached an age when I suddenly appreciated it. We have a big overlap in interests and often work together.
Lucy Worsley
The great decision was the Explorer program. The thing we did not do well is that we allowed and somewhat encouraged too much exposure to the program.
Astro Teller
When I was about seven, one or two people encouraged me, and art became an enormous and important refuge. By adolescence, I was absolutely passionate about it and felt those paintings and those painters, whether they lived a few hundred years ago or were still alive, were somehow my companions.
John Berger
At the undergraduate level, SNU has a unique ‘Opportunities for Undergraduate Research’ programme. Students are encouraged to undertake research programmes at the undergraduate level and get trained in the interdisciplinary research.
Shiv Nadar
My mom is just authentically herself all the time. She loves herself. She loves her sense of humor. She brings people in when she talks. She brings people in when she laughs. Watching her, I think that that’s when I first learned and was encouraged to be myself and to sort of love and live in that way.
Christen Press
I still derive immense pleasure from remembering how many hod-carrying brickies were encouraged to put on lurex tights and mince up and down the high street, having been assured by know-it-alls like me that a smidgen of blusher really attracted the birds.
David Bowie
I remember spending evenings looking at the sky with my dad, who was interested. He was a civil engineer and was interested in science as a kid. And he always encouraged me.
Sandra Faber
Too many people feel that where you start out dictates where you should end up. I was on welfare and just shy of 19 when my first daughter was born, but I was encouraged to take advantage of my ability and drive and remained in school.
Gwen Moore
Judiciary must be encouraged to find ways and means to regulate its own affairs – consistent with the spirit of the Constitution.
Manmohan Singh
I wasn’t good at examinations, but I went to a very good secondary school – Bolton-on-Dearne – with wonderful teachers, who taught me drama and encouraged me in every way.
Brian Blessed
I was not athletically inclined. I was very quiet, introverted, non-confrontational. My three older brothers were athletes – basketball, football – but I was kind of a momma’s boy. Then one day, my brother Roger encouraged me to go to the boxing gym with him. I tried the gloves on, and it just felt so natural.
Sugar Ray Leonard
My second husband encouraged me to go to a writing group at our local theatre. It was my ‘coming out of the closet’ moment.
Sue Townsend
I was raised by a dad who has a fantastic sense of humor who raised me on ‘The Muppet Show,’ Steve Martin movies, and Woody Allen’s standup, and he really encouraged me to ham it up from an early age.
Janet Varney
In European countries and some Asian countries I’ve been to, there’s a lot less hesitation and skepticism when it comes to enjoying culture. People are encouraged to be fans and be passionate about what they like.
Andrew W.K.
At drama school we were encouraged to keep fit and healthy, but not to bulk out. We were told to stay lithe to allow our bodies to morph when we’re playing various parts. Running is ideal for this, especially when I needed a lean look for the Channel 4 drama ‘Cucumber.’
Freddie Fox
I think my dad’s rebellion is that he’s super accepting – I mean, he, like, encouraged me to drop out of university. And to do acting.
Geraldine Viswanathan
My family, friends, and true fans who know me and my heart know that I love beautiful, confident women and have always encouraged them to live their dreams.
Kenya Moore
As a girl, I had zero interest in the stove. I’ve always had a healthy appetite, especially for the wonderful meat and the fresh produce of California, but I was never encouraged to cook and just didn’t see the point in it.
Julia Child
I was never forced to write. At least, I was never forced or even encouraged to write fiction. Creative writing wasn’t in the curriculum at my school when I was in sixth grade.
Rodman Philbrick
Michael encouraged me to do it, but I’m not ambitious to be a star.
Shakira Caine
Growing up, I was blessed to be part of a great church. This is where I met many friends who have encouraged me in my life to live strong for Christ. My church is a place where I can develop friendships with others that will encourage me in my walk with Christ.
Bethany Hamilton
Australia has always encouraged the little bloke to have a go, the Aussie battler to get up.
Andrew Forrest
I love to sing and play the piano. As a child, I’ve always loved to sing my heart out, and even my teachers encouraged me to take up singing.
Terence Lewis
My father encouraged me to work in the library, just because it was the world that he knew. But I also wanted to do it. I also wanted to work in the library and be part of the library somehow, because it represented a world that really wasn’t represented in my home, and I wanted it to be.
Jhumpa Lahiri
My parents encouraged me in everything I ever wanted to do.
Charles Kuralt
When a place comes across vividly in a novel, it’s often compared to a character. I can remember writing teachers who encouraged me to treat setting as if it were a character, to give it three dimensions, to make it come alive, jump off the page.
Kaui Hart Hemmings
Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people; everywhere governments have forced and are forcing Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
Arthur Keith
I was in fact pretty much – by the larger culture, by the local culture, by people around me, by people on TV – encouraged to imagine women as something slightly inferior to men.
Junot Diaz
There is so much potential out there in young people and they aren’t getting the right information or being encouraged in the right ways. This is our duty as a society.
Ben Carson
My dedication to trying to be a poet started very, very young, and I was very well encouraged by good teachers and by older friends and so on, so I think it is a benediction, and I also think it is a calling, a duty.
Derek Walcott
One of the things I admire most about millennials is they celebrate individualism, and their singularity is encouraged. To be different is to be cool as opposed to weird.
Sutton Foster
It is important not to copy other people’s careers but set the tone of who you want to be. My father’s always encouraged me to do that.
Nicole Richie
I grew up in this room filled with musical instruments, but most importantly, I had a family who encouraged me to invest in my own imagination, and so things I created, things I built were good things to be building just because I was making them, and I think that’s such an important idea.
Jacob Collier
It’s not lost on me that every single person who told their story about Harvey Weinstein talked about how they were silenced, how they were encouraged not to speak up, how they were embarrassed or ashamed to speak up.
Alicia Garza
The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it.
Hjalmar Branting