Intention Quotes

Intention Quotes by Chiara Ferragni, Brian Eno, Elliott Erwitt, Helmut Gernsheim, Ian Mcewan, Wayne Muller and many others.

My intention was to create something that people loved

My intention was to create something that people loved to look at and they could find inspiration from, and that was it.
Chiara Ferragni
Honor thy error as a hidden intention.
Brian Eno
Quality … has to do with intention.
Elliott Erwitt
The danger lies in unconventional experiments signaling for a general license to do as they please, and pass off sloppy workmanship as creative intention.
Helmut Gernsheim
You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.
Ian Mcewan
Even when our intentions are noble and our efforts sincere, even when we dedicate our lives to the service of others, the corrosive pressure of frantic over-activity can nonetheless cause suffering in ourselves and others. A “successful” life can become a violent enterprise.
Wayne Muller
The gifts we are given in life require the best of us, not merely our best intentions.
Les Brown
Make sure your intentions are not only for yourself, but also for the common good.
Deepak Chopra
The fact ‘Twin Peaks’ had a life at all took most of us in the cast by surprise. We thought it would be too unusual for network television. The original intention was that it would be a two-hour movie. If the network didn’t want to pick it up as a series, it could just show that. But ABC took a chance.
Kyle MacLachlan
In the head of the moment after losing a game, I lost the control of my emotions and hit the ball with an intention of hitting out of the court. Unfortunately and absolutely unintentionally I hit Mr. Arnaud Gabas, the chair umpire.
Denis Shapovalov
Something brought you here. Trust that it will satisfy its own intention to take you Home.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
When we try in good faith to believe in materialism, in the exclusive reality of the physical, we are asking our selves to step aside; we are disavowing the very realm where we exist and where all things precious are kept – the realm of emotion and conscience, of memory and intention and sensation.
John Updike
Generally, if I can’t be true to the creator’s intention and spirit, I will probably shy away from working on a character.
Darwyn Cooke
Jump high and hard with intention and heart.
Cheryl Strayed
I think that the intentions are genuine in the search for authenticity, but it can tip over into absurdity so quickly. I just start to wonder, like, what authenticity even is, and whether we can even start to define it in such a globalized world.
Carrie Brownstein
There’s more to honesty than … than an arrangement of words. They say faeries can’t lie, but you lie in your intentions, your attitude, your demeanor —
Cassandra Clare
No matter what I write or speak about, it always has some connection to how our spiritual understanding impacts the world we live in. Whether I’m writing or teaching about nutrition, pilates, green living or meditation, all topics simmer down to self thought and intention.
Marianne Williamson
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
Oscar Wilde
Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake – a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.
E. Stanley Jones
My tribulations are so great, my life so disturbed by the plans daily invented to further the King’s wicked intention, the surprises which the King gives me, with certain persons of his council, are so mortal, and my treatment is what God knows, that it is enough to shorten ten lives, much more mine.
Catherine of Aragon
For every idealistic peacemaker willing to renounce his self-defence in favour of a weapons-free world, there is at least one warmaker anxious to exploit the other’s good intentions.
Margaret Thatcher
The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem.
Joseph Lancaster
Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
George Bernard Shaw
You create your future with the power of your intention. Intention is simply the conscious act of determining your future now. Health, harmony in relationships, happiness, money, creativity, and love will come to you in the future, based on your intentions now. Intend every day and create your future life.
Rhonda Byrne
Where [a]can you trust your own thoughts and your own intentions? Everywhere, hopefully, but it isn’t always that easy. Sometimes, you have to help yourself along.
Val Kilmer
I had no intention of anyone ever finding out what I had done.
Jared Fogle
Art does not imitate nature, but founds itself on the study of nature, takes from nature the selections which best accord with its own intention, and then bestows on them that which nature does not possess, viz: The mind and soul of man.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
The contrast couldn’t be clearer between the intentions and the hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human liberty and those who kill. [on the terrorist bombings in London, July 7, 2005
George W. Bush
I think there’s a fine line between being so obtuse that you lose the reader completely, which is the intention for some writers, though it isn’t mine. I work hard at grounding the world as much as possible in the world we do recognize.
Laurie Foos
Our work is connected to much larger structures and systems that can be influenced and changed to align with God’s intention to bring order and fruitfulness into the world.
David Kim
When you sketch a shoe but don’t have the intention to do a proper shoe, it remains a curvy sketch with no detail. The shoe completely morphs to the body.
Christian Louboutin
Actually, Katniss isn’t complaining because she has no intention of staying with the “Star Squad,” but she recognizes the necessity of getting to the Capitol before carrying out any plan.
Suzanne Collins
If everyone in the music business were brutally honest about what their intentions were then you could sort things out, but it’s all smoke and mirrors.
Noel Gallagher
Since we tend to see ourselves primarily in the light of our intentions, which are invisible to others, while we see others mainly in the light of their actions, which are all that’s visible to us, we have a situation in which misunderstanding and injustice are the order of the day.
John G. Bennett
In history, good intentions do not always make good consequences
Alija Izetbegovic
I tend to focus less on genre as a starting point and more on idea or intention and let the idea dictate genre.
Vivek Shraya
Inspiration gives you a desire. Decision makes it an intention. Action makes it real.
Joe Vitale
Your intention to love, no matter what, is the absolute key to happiness.
Robert Holden
My interest in language is steadfast, but I think each project and its accompanying intentions dictate how language must be used.
Vivek Shraya
I didn’t try to cry my way out of Orlando. That was never my intention, or not what I did at all. And I understand everybody thought it was that way because of what was being put out there.
Dwight Howard
My good intentions are completely lethal.
Margaret Atwood
I don’t have any control over what actually happens except for that I have full control over my will for myself, my intention, and why I’m there. That’s all that matters.
I had no intention of returning into the British political debate, really at all, even though I’ve obviously got very strong views on it, until Brexit happened, because I think Brexit is a destiny-changing decision for my country.
Tony Blair
We don’t have any intention whatsoever to use military force to solve the Palestinian problem. But when it comes to terror – when it comes to terror, I believe that military – the right military steps is a very, very complicated kind of warfare, where I make every effort not to escalate the situation.
Ariel Sharon
Charities are now working to give people in poor countries access to the Internet. But shouldn’t we spend that money on providing health clinics and safe water? Aren’t these things more relevant? I have no intention of downplaying the importance of the Internet, but its impact has been exaggerated.
Ha-Joon Chang
Speak the truth. Affirm your desire. Declare your intentions. Recall your successes. Your psyche will believe you. Your body will feel you. Your Soul will thank you for the straight-up communication.
Danielle LaPorte
If you can hit your opponent with two punches, you don’t hit him with one. Get off with some bad intentions in there. Believe in yourself. A guy can feel it if you don’t believe in yourself. Set your mind to make yourself do it.
Cus D’Amato
There are two components to biological information in the body, one is intention, the other is attention.
Deepak Chopra
At every step there is a pretext for enmity against our brother.
John of Kronstadt
My intention is to show the real face of Islam. I see it as a threat.
Geert Wilders
…knowing God is the condition for the sanctification of a human being by God’s assistance and according to His intention. Wherever God is, there He is always creating… He wants to create a new human being. To need God is to become new. And to know God is the crucial thing.
Soren Kierkegaard
Freemasonry is an establishment founded on the benevolent intention of extending and conferring mutual happiness upon the best and truest principles of moral life and social virtue.
Andrew Jackson
Yes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but everyone forgets the second half of that quote: the road to heaven is paved with good actions.
Tucker Max
I have no intention of making vampires cool. Absolutely not. They’re not cool.
Joe Gilgun
I do not know whether I will be in this place for a short or a long time. That is for others to decide. But what I do know is that I have no intention of being here for the sake of just being here. Together with my colleagues it is my intention to make a difference .
Kevin Rudd
Well, it’s an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman, of course, but there was also the intention to describe a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms.
John M. Ford
Uncomfortable thoughts must be got rid of by good intentions for the future.
George Eliot
I think people generally have a good heart and the intention to help.
Vincent Kompany
The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it’s a pretty good detour.
Hubert H. Humphrey
I want to really focus on doing this two things I really would like to focus on science and the excitement of science and to help with science. So, that’s my intention to focus my efforts there and I hope I will be able to do so.
Ahmed H. Zewail
We introduced the Community Charge. I still call it that. I like the Poles – I never had any intention of taxing them.
Margaret Thatcher
Make no mistake about the intention of these secularists: It is to discredit the voice of Christians so that America will tolerate only one view.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Every intention sets energy into motion
Whether you are conscious of it or not.
Gary Zukav
Just an intention to be free makes you immediately free!
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
There is always a gap between intention and action.
Paulo Coelho
This is a generation weaned on Watergate, and there is no presumption of innocence and no presumption of good intentions. Instead, there is a presumption that, without relentless scrutiny, the government will misbehave.
Dee Dee Myers
Certain corpuscles, denominated Christmas Books, with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration, or other expansive emotions, incident upon the exodus of the old and the inauguration of the New Year.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Once you know your deepest wish you can base your life on intention rather than craving
Gil Fronsdal
Americans tend not to distinguish between political rhetoric and real intentions, which can lead to great misunderstanding.
Hooman Majd
I may err in my measures, but never shall deflect from the intention to fortify the public liberty by every possible means, and to put it out of the power of the few to riot on the labors of the many.
Thomas Jefferson
You can’t just set the vision, take a nap, and not keep working on making your vision happen. Your intention has to be backed by work.
Luvvie Ajayi
How shall we ever make the world intelligent of our movement? I do not think that the answer lies in trying to render feminism easy, popular, and instantly gratifying. To conjure with the passive culture and adapt to its rules is to degrade and deny the fullness of our meaning and intention.
Adrienne Rich
It’s hard to hear that your good intentions are making things worse and tragic.
Morgan Spurlock
Take five minutes to center yourself in the morning…Set your intention every day.
Oprah Winfrey
If I intimidate people, that’s not my intention.
Joe Torre
Intentions are nice, but ultimately intentions don’t really matter because they only exist inside you.
Kelly Williams Brown
I have lived and worked in Britain all my life. Not even in the dark days of penal Labour taxation in the Seventies did I have any intention of leaving the country of my birth.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
There was absolutely no intention of splitting up. We had so many great ideas to use on the new album. John Paul Jones was incredible, coming to the studio each day with new instruments to play.
John Bonham
I have a low tolerance for people who complain about things but never do anything to change them. This led me to conclude that the single largest pool of untapped natural resources in this world is human good intentions that are never translated into actions.
Cindy Gallop
Neither smiles nor frowns, neither good intentions nor harsh words, are a substitute for strength.
John F. Kennedy
Doing things you’re passionate about, with an intention of helping others, will make you an all around richer person.
Daylle Deanna Schwartz
A lot of people do their practice. They meditate on compassion. Then they yell at people afterwards. That is not quite working. One of the things I try to emphasize is contemplative meditation – bringing your thought and intention into meditation.
Sakyong Mipham
If anything, I don’t have any intention of recording music that’s just me playing acoustic guitar singing a song anytime soon.
King Khan
The consciousness of good intention is the greatest solace of misfortunes.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
He remembered his mother’s love for him, and his family’s, and his friends’, and the enemy’s intention to kill him seemed impossible.
Leo Tolstoy
I don’t really make movies with an intention other than asking myself, ‘Do I love the character, and do I love the story?’
Doug Liman
The particular qualities and intentions of photographs tend to be swallowed up in the generalized pathos of time past.
Susan Sontag
I went to university for a year, and I’m not one for schooling and have no enjoyment sitting in a classroom all day and ended up going to live in England for two years, just to travel. I worked in a bar in a hotel for a couple of years and had no intention of becoming an actor. That’s where I met my agent.
Travis Fimmel
Making personal attacks or speaking with malicious intention is something that I have always refrained from.
Uddhav Thackeray
“Madam,” replied Mr. Micawber, “it is my intention to register such a vow on the virgin page of the future.”
Charles Dickens
He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool.
Brigham Young
Good intentions are wicked! As far as I can see, all they lead to are lies and delusions.
Jane Smiley
In ordinary life, the action of a third party does not free the contractor from an obligation; but the advantage of making a contract with heaven is that intentions are valid currency.
Machado de Assis
It’s always hard for an author to determine his own intentions, especially in retrospect.
Paul Kingsnorth
The best advise is to take it all as if it had been your intention.
Joseph Campbell
The most powerful tools of revolution through intention are humility and consciousness.
Bryant H. McGill
I am not a politician and I have no intention of being one.
Sean Connery
Short stories demand a certain awareness of one’s own intentions, a certain narrowing of the focus.
Joan Didion
Knowing your deepest intention can be your guiding force in the creation of a better life.
Oprah Winfrey
I love revising things, because you see how you can get the language to get closer to intention. You know there are three ways to say X thing, but one will say it better than the other two. And in saying it better, it gets you closer to something.
Claudia Rankine
As individuals, as families, as neighbors, as members of one community, people of all races and political views are usually decent, kind, compassionate. But in large corporations or governments, when great power accumulates in their hands, some become monsters even with good intentions.
Dean Koontz
It is INCONSISTENT to have Jesus pay a price for healing and for us to believe it is not Gods intention to heal.
Bill Johnson
I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
Hugh Dancy
It is indeed a wondrous universal alchemy, is it not? When one’s heartfelt intentions cause mountains to move.
Jacqueline Winspear
My original interests and intentions in guitar playing were primarily created on quality of tone, for instance, the way the instrument could be made to echo or simulate the human voice.
Eric Clapton
You have to be a mindful eater. There has to be intention in what you do in your life if youre going to be happy and authentic. Food isnt supposed to be entertainment in the way that your kids, your work, and your relationship are.
Jorge Cruise
Friendly governments do not act so as to undermine the national security of their friends, and do not presume to know better than their friends how they should contend with the many challenges they face. The Swedish government would do well to rethink its intention to act in this way towards its friend Israel.
Avigdor Lieberman
realized that at a level I’d never been conscious we’d been engaged in a game of wits for years. I suppose most writer-subject pairings are like that. Of course, I’d set aside my plan to write about him [Clark Rockfeller] as soon as I’d gotten to know him some, but now I’d resumed that intention.
Walter Kirn
Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. It is hard to imagine a law intended for the workforce known to Henry Ford can serve the needs of a workplace shaped by the innovations of Bill Gates.
Tim Walberg
You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people’s behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what’s really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do.
Ron Silver
Being in love is something like poetry. Certainly, you can analyze and expound its various senses and intentions, but there is always something left over, mysteriously hovering between music and meaning.
Muriel Spark
No expectations, no tension between goals and performance, no outrage, resolve or intention, no action, no results. There’s only one way to get a government – and a nation – to stop drifting to low performance. That’s to wake up and insist on higher standards.
Donella Meadows
We judge ourselves by our good intentions, but we’re judged by our last word.
Tom Selleck
In so far as the intention of education is to train the child for a vocation it is a millstone around his neck.
John Carroll
Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.
T. S. Eliot
Any film I make, my intention is always to make people like it.
Ram Gopal Varma
Let’s get a couple of things straight. It hasn’t been years and years since I made a movie. I’m not coming back from the dead – I’ve just had two kids! I have no intention of retiring, but I do think it’s impossible to do movie after movie, because there aren’t that many good films made.
Julia Roberts
Those who have come to an impasse should examine their original intentions; those who have succeeded should note where they are heading.
Zicheng Hong
If I did only what I wanted to do, I would not be obedient to the Creator. Sometimes He wants us to do certain things that we may not feel like doing. When it comes to what God asks of us, we need more than good intentions we need to follow through fully.
John Wooden
I want to improve cricket at the district level because lot of hardworking players come from districts. We have produced so many great players, but now we don’t have players in the Indian team. My intention is to work hard for the game of cricket.
Mohammad Azharuddin
By setting our motivation strongly in the morning when our mind is fresh and clear, we are much more likely to remember it during the day and act with that intention
Dalai Lama
[T]he true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law is the intention of the law-makers. This is most safely gathered from the words, but may be sought also in extraneous circumstances provided they do not contradict the express words of the law.
Thomas Jefferson
America is the brokest country in history. We owe more money than anyone has ever owed anyone. And Obama and Reid say relax, that’s no reason not to spend more – because the world hasn’t yet concluded we have no intention of paying it back. When they do, the dollar will collapse.
Mark Steyn
Intention is the core of all conscious life. Conscious intention colors and moves everything.
Hsing Yun
It’s easy to record songs. Anyone can make a track on garage band. I’ve been on the search to find that incredibly authentic place of sound and intention that only I can bring. Everyone has their own expression. I’m still on that quest and I hope to always be.
Grace Kelly
‘Bradshaw’s’ is a lovely device for the time-travelling television presenter. I just hope that people buying it aren’t doing so with the intention of plotting a tour of 21st-century Europe. They’ll find quite a lot has changed since 1913.
Michael Portillo
Although finding fruit flies in your wine or beer can be a bit annoying, I hope people will pause to admire the tenacity of these clever little creatures. They are really just hungry animals looking for something to eat, and have no intention of ruining your happy hour.
Michael Dickinson
Apparently, there’s this whole set of disgruntled people but obviously it’s not my intention to offend anyone by changing the style of music that I’ve done.
Jonny Lang
I dont think I threw myself into music because I had the best intentions; it was because I was really angry.
Ariel Pink
People ask what are my intentions with my films – my aims. It is a difficult and dangerous question, and I usually give an evasive answer.
Ingmar Bergman
We have no intention of being the fashion kings they’re trying to make us out to be.
Fab Moretti
Jacki Smith is a masterful artist of magickal candles. I’ve enjoyed her blend of strong magickal intentions and great smelling scents in her products. To have her wisdom in a book is a treasure!
Christopher Penczak
Making matters worse is people’s natural inclination to be easy on themselves, judging themselves according to their good intentions-while holding others to a higher standard and judging them by their worst actions.
John C. Maxwell
In Australia, I’m built up as this comedy hero, which was never my intention.
Chris Lilley
Congress remains in total denial as our liberties are rapidly fading before our eyes. The process is propelled by unwarranted fear and ignorance as to the true meaning of liberty. It is driven by economic myths, fallacies and irrational good intentions.
Ron Paul
(P)eople’s good intentions can wind up putting us in boxes as confining as coffins.
Gayle Forman
The difference between highly functioning people and people who live with ordinary levels of consciousness is that the self-actualizers never put their intention on what they don’t want. They know that what you think about is what expands.
Wayne Dyer
Apparently there are not a whole lot of people there that have confidence. They are willing, apparently, to believe that Donald Trump’s been lying to ’em all along, while, if you want to characterize it this way, how many years have they been lying to voters about their intentions on repealing and replacing Obamacare?
Rush Limbaugh
The intention behind ‘The Witch’ was to be very restrained. I think that story, while it sometimes annoys me, needed to take itself incredibly seriously.
Robert Eggers
It means we’re looking one way, while following another. We’re for one side and also the other. We mean what we say, but our intentions are different.
Amy Tan
I said in October of 2008 that there was no proof that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or had the intention or capability of attacking the United States. Here we are. Almost 4,700 troops died, tens of thousands injured, over a million Iraqis dead. It will cost $5 trillion in the end for the war.
Dennis Kucinich
I’ve got absolutely no desire or intention of damaging England.
Nicola Sturgeon
Offer some gesture of kindness to yourself. Sometimes it’s just a message, to say: “It’s okay. You’re going to be okay. We’ve been through this before.” The intention is reassurance, that you are not alone and you can do this. It is the most powerful way to come out of what I call the “trance of unworthiness.”
Tara Brach
O tell me, friends, while yet we part, And heart can yet be heard of heart, O tell me then, for what is it Our early plan of life we quit; From all our old intentions range, And why does all so wholly change? O tell me, friends, while yet we part!
Arthur Hugh Clough
It is my intention at all times to see that my mother and my little brother are amply provided for.
Jackie Coogan
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Mahatma Gandhi
If they prescribe pain killers that may increase the possibility of death so long as their specific intention was not to end life.” “Doctors should do everything they can to reduce pain, but not to administer drugs to end life, I think we go over a line then.
Joe Lieberman
I hadn’t traveled with the intention of learning about anything except myself. And the real point of all this travel was not what I had come to believe or disbelieve about the wider world, but what I had learned about myself.
Michael Crichton
When you are in touch with your body and heart, it allows you to then be in the world and act with intention and clarity and kindness.
Tara Brach
Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
Ben Harper
The difference lies in the intention behind wanting money. Your reasons for why you want to create more money is typically why you’re ambitious to get it. You’re either genuinely ambitious or selfishly hungry.
Aeriel Miranda
Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn’t matter. The intent does.
Seth Godin
I am not surprised that they show no intention to follow in my footsteps, although if I had a second chance myself, I would certainly try to repeat my present career.
Richard Ernst
The United Nations emerged as a temple of official good intentions, a place where governments might – without abating their transgressions – go to church; a place made remote – by agreed untruth and procedural complexity, and by tedium itself – from the risk of intense public involvement.
Shirley Hazzard
Everything God does has purpose and intention behind that design. It is a master design, and every little thing has its proper place and function.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Europe started very well in the 1950s with a trading bloc but it became a political project, and we transferred sovereignty to them. If you don’t know what you are – and this is the intention of the E.U. elites – you don’t know what you’re not either. We should regain our sovereignty again.
Geert Wilders
I had no intention of becoming a performer, and yet under miraculous circumstances I was brought into the music industry fold. If divine powers hadn’t intervened, I’d still be living in China working in some area of Sino-American comparative law.
Abigail Washburn
Whatever you put attention on will start manifesting in your life. Intention, attention, manifestation; that is how the universe works.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
We live in fear when we’ve forgotten how to act from a place of love. Remember that, and set intention to act from a place of no comparison, jealousy, or fear. Police yourself on this!
Kathryn Budig
I don’t know that God favors the person who has a greater reach than those who have a small reach. It’s the intention. I try to keep a positive intention, and use whatever resources I have to benefit others.
Russell Simmons
Artists, no matter how good their intentions, are always slower than they think.
Mark Millar
That was never my intention to compete with the Oscars.
Russell Simmons
This must be part of Mother Nature’s master plan—making these boys so irresistibly cute, in such a naughty way, that the purity of their intentions becomes irrelevant.
Rachel Cohn
He was powerless because he had no precise desire, and this tortured him because he was vainly seeking something to desire. He could not even make himself stretch out his hand to switch on the light. The simple transition from intention to action seemed an unimaginable miracle.
Vladimir Nabokov
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world’s strongest economy.
Ronald Reagan
Integrity is when your good intentions meet your actions – on a consistent basis.
Amy Chan
Crimes are not to be measured by the issue of events, but by the bad intentions of men.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It’s a pragmatist’s business, comedy. Start off with good intentions and references to the Pompidou Centre and you end up with boiled sweets and a pantomime cow.
Mel Smith
There’s nothing that does so much harm as good intentions.
Milton Friedman
I am interested in the size of your intention. It is better to overstate the important than to understate it.
Robert Henri
Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
Robin G. Collingwood
The premise of ‘Deadline’ forced me to go against my own grain with a character determined to find all that is valuable in that time. I believe this is a story about redemption; how, even with the best intentions, it’s sometimes found and sometimes not.
Chris Crutcher
My body is the intention. My body is the event. My body is the result.
Gunter Brus
If I commit an error I do it without bad intention.
Stand Watie
I accept you can’t achieve perfection all the time, but you can achieve perfection of intent, maybe. I don’t think you can go into a relationship with anything other than the intention of it being perfect.
Jon Richardson
The most profound and important thing a person can do to erase fear and access the power of intention is repeating these five key words: I want to feel good! This is the same thing as saying, I want to be in harmony with the source of well-being.
Wayne Dyer
Even if I never registered my YouTube channel with the intention of being a role model, if I am that for somebody, I can’t help it. So I need to be conscious of it and realize that influence can be used for good or bad, and just try to do my best.
Tyler Oakley
Watercolour painting is notoriously difficult – so much depends on directness and speed, and certainty of intention. Tentative or fumbling touches are disastrous, for they cannot be obliterated easily.
Walter J. Phillips
What I have tried to show is that the scientific attitude implies what I call the postulate of objectivity – that is to say, the fundamental postulate that there is no plan, that there is no intention in the universe.
Jacques Monod
God designed it this way; He intended that His great power, wisdom, and love should become visible in very ordinary and otherwise inconsequential people.
Ray Stedman
Wishes cannot be summoned up or kept away at will. They come from deeper within us than good or bad intentions. And they spring up unannounced.
Michael Ende
I had no intention of providing any answers or solutions, because you’d only look a fool, but I did want to talk about what it’s like to be in a state where you’re wondering. And perhaps I was also receptive to the fact I was entering middle age and those thoughts come – to pretend that they don’t come is just crazy.
Peter Morgan
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon.
Mary Anne Radmacher
The intention of cheating no one lays us open to being cheated ourselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
Khalil Gibran
I have intentions as a writer, but people – when they’re listening to a track – will take from it what they interpret.
Kate Bush
There’s such cultural rot taking place, such a disintegration throughout our culture. Values, morality, you name it. Standards have been relaxed, and people are not being held to them. People’s intentions, if they’re said to be good and honorable, that’s all that matters.
Rush Limbaugh
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Samuel Johnson
There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening. And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centred on the body
Gautama Buddha
Good intentions are no substitute for obedience.
Norman Vincent Peale
If I pull in a fish I have no intention of eating, I release him immediately or give it away. If he’s swallowed the hook and you know the fish is going to die, rather than leave him to the sharks you should bring him in for the vitamin content. Aquariums welcome fish for feeding the dolphins and whales.
Van Heflin
Sunny, tell me truthfully, what are your intentions toward Talon? (Selena) What are you? His mom? I promise I’ll respect him in the morning. (Sunshine)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Originally marriage meant the sale of a woman by one man to another; now most women sell themselves though they have no intention of delivering the goods listed in the bill of sale.
Robert Graves
I’m a good craftsman and I can have this particular intention: let’s say, I want a photograph that’s going to push a certain button in an audience, to make them laugh or love, feel warm or hate or what – I know how to do this.
Garry Winogrand
The less someone knows about me, the better, because my intention is to play a variety of characters.
Joaquin Phoenix
True wit has a grave intention.
Mason Cooley
Let us dismiss, as irrelevant to the poem per se, the circumstance … which, in the first place, gave rise to the intention of composing a poem that should suit at once the popular and the critical taste.
Edgar Allan Poe
Jerome was sliding and climbing on top of me and it felt like it had the night before, like a crushing weight. So do boys and men announce their intentions. They cover you like a sarcophagus lid. And call it love.
Jeffrey Eugenides
God’s intention is to transform your life, your promised land, and your nation, and to use you to bring back the earth to Himself, just as He is doing with us in Ukraine
Sunday Adelaja
Many works of the past complete what they announce they are going to do, to our increasing boredom. Certain others plague me because I cannot follow their intentions. I can tell at a glance what Fabritius is doing, but I am spending my life trying to find out what Rembrandt was up to.
Philip Guston
The expectation of substantive unity between natural science and social science has faded…. Gone is the cosmic intention of placing man in the universe.
Allan Bloom
The hardest task of a girl’s life, nowadays, is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.
Helen Rowland
When we did Cubist paintings, our intention was not to produce Cubist paintings but to express what was within us. No one laid down a course of action for us, and our friends the poets followed our endeavour attentively but they never dictated it to us.
Pablo Picasso
Restaurants want to be judged on their intentions – not the results.
Mimi Sheraton
It was wrong to be too pragmatic, to judge people solely by results; it was more humane to judge by intentions.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The idea of Dumbledore’s corpse frightened Harry much less than the possibility that he might have misunderstood the living Dumbledore’s intentions.
J. K. Rowling
Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike?
George W. Bush
If I am going to know who Jesus is, I must obey Him. The majority of us don’t know Jesus because we have not the remotest intention of obeying Him.
Oswald Chambers
Philosophy that satisfies its own intention, and does not childishly skip behind its own history and the real one, has its lifeblood in the resistance against the common practices of today and what they serve, against the justification of what happens to be the case.
Theodor Adorno
My major intention for coming to Hollywood – besides the fact that I was just enamored with acting from a very young age – was that I was tired of seeing wimpy Asian actors.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
I have been given permission to announce that I and others from ‘All My Children’ have been approached by the company Prospect Park, who bought ‘AMC,’ with the intention to move it online.
Cameron Mathison
It is apparently vital that we should be in the dark about ourselves not to be clear about our intentions, fears, and hopes. There is a stubborn effort in us to set up a compact screen between consciousness and the self.
Eric Hoffer
I went to college for, like, a year and a half with the intention of doing some kind of art therapy or some kind of teaching of art, because I feel like art is a more free area in school than music is. I feel like music is too mathematic for me. Music school’s so hard. It’s math.
Jim James
My only intention is to be happy and be in a place where I feel wanted.
Alvaro Morata
When you have an operation, you are altering the body. You are going into a perfectly fine piece of tissue and when you do so, you can invite all sorts of complications. The intention might be to solve one thing, but it can mess up others.
Jofra Archer
For me, modelling has been an advantage because if I hadn’t been modelling, I would never have been spotted as an actress. I didn’t have any intention of becoming an actress.
Bipasha Basu
One of the most amazing things I got from the film, so much green screen, there are so many moments and it really taught me about how important it is to have an intention when flying, when going somewhere and having an intention.
Brandon Routh
No excuses ever, for anyone; that is my principle at the outset. I deny the good intention, the respectable mistake, the indiscretion, the extenuating circumstance. With me there is no giving of absolution or blessing.
Albert Camus
Dont throw yourself out on another’s whim. People change, as do intentions and as a result, consequences. Live for yourself – Love those around you, but realize that they’ve got their own agendas.
Alex Gaskarth
Am I not correct in saying that Iran has never voiced that they are developing a nuclear weapon, nor do they have any intention of using a nuclear weapon against the United States? That’s never actually been voiced. I don’t know where that has come from, but it hasn’t been from Iran.
Gary Johnson
Justice for some people is an evil for others. Good intentions, kindness, and hope will not necessarily make people happy.
Gen Urobuchi
I lost my father when I was 19, so the majority of my life has been under this cloud, and I have been full of the intention to find out what happened.
Hisham Matar
Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.
Gautama Buddha
When I opened Milk Bar in November 2008, I was quite adamant about making sure the bakery was an honest reflection of life and food through my eyes. I had no intention beyond that.
Christina Tosi
When a person from a community goes and buys a car, he or she should have the incentive, financial incentive, to buy a more efficient, more environment-friendly car. This shouldn’t be only left to the intention of the people. We cannot only rely on the ethics or the moral of the people.
Fatih Birol
Abundance comes from within it comes from thought , intention, attention and expectation
Deepak Chopra
It was to do with information management. The intention was to dramatise it.
Hans Blix
Love is not about grand intentions. It is about small attentions.
Robert Breault
The single largest pool of untapped resource in this world is human good intentions that never translate into action.
Cindy Gallop
If you charge off with some political agenda that is not informed by clarity, you are going to end up with business as usual. The road to hell is paved with good intentions but it is not paved with clarity.
Terence McKenna
Where do you draw the line between a humble man who knows his own weaknesses but tries to act out virtues he hasn’t quite mastered yet, and a proud man who pretends to have those virtues without the slightest intention of acquiring them?
Orson Scott Card
I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it.
Jodie Foster
It was never my direct intention to do anything particularly medium-defying.
Dan Harmon
They wrongly believe that good intentions move mountains. Bulldozers move mountains. But there are exceptions.
Peter Drucker
No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
Stephen Hawking
Good intentions aren’t enough. People have good intentions when they set a goal to do something, but then they miss a deadline or other milestone.
Harvey Mackay
I don’t usually read self-help books, but I read a great book by a guy called Wayne Dyer: ‘The Power of Intention,’ which I loved.
Chris Pine
As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the ‘how’ will reveal itself.
Tony Robbins
For an actor, it’s very important to get a clear idea of what a director wants, and their intention for what they want to get out of a scene and how they want to shoot it. Having that knowledge is really valuable, for an actor. It means you can deliver more.
Clive Owen
Ive loved this job. It is my intention to stay as the Mayor
Len Brown
It was never my intention to hurt people’s feelings.
Jesse Watters
As an actor, when you’re winning the moment over, there’s a truth to your intention. You might laugh at it or you might cry at it, but I think your visceral reaction to it is a reaction to the truth of the moment.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
It is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action.
Zachary Quinto
In the fall of 1961, I went up to Clare College Cambridge to read Natural Sciences, with the intention of becoming a biochemist in the end.
Tim Hunt
As holy zeal is the fervency of our grace, so sinful zeal is the intention and fervency of sin.
Richard Baxter
There are no bad words. Bad thoughts. Bad intentions, and wooooords.
George Carlin
Hell is not all paved with bad intentions.
George Bernard Shaw
No government should be without critics. If its intentions are good then it has nothing to fear from criticism.
Thomas Jefferson
A great deal of it is personal. But the persona is, I guess, the out of body experience that takes place. Because I’m not conscious of what the outcome is going to be, I’m only conscious of my intentions, do you know what I’m saying? And even my intentions were simple initially.
Cee Lo Green
My original intention was to spend the money in my lifetime.
George Soros
I had no intention of becoming an academic. How could a person who was having trouble reading become an academic?
Frances Fox Piven
We should never let ambition cause us to sacrifice our integrity or diminish our efforts in other areas. However, we need to remember that we never reach a serious goal unless we have the intention of doing so.
John Wooden
Intention without action is useless.
Caroline Myss
Teenage boys cannot be trusted. Their intentions are not pure.
Rachel Cohn
Continue practice into everyday life with a single meditation, always keeping in mind the intention to help others in all activities, eating, dressing, sleeping, walking, or sitting.
Jamgon Kongtrul
I love this little family-owned Italian spot called Tep’s Villa Roma. It has good home-style food made with love and intention.
Jamie Anderson
For me, I never really wanted to be in a ‘Sissy Spacek’ vehicle. That was not my intention. I got to be the ‘Everygirl.’
Sissy Spacek
No matter how well-meaning your intention, doing too much is not always an act of love but of sabotage.
Judith Orloff
Acquire with the intention to retain, and retain with the intention to grow.
Lester Wunderman
If your intention is to give, you will not be concerned with how your actions are perceived.
Gary Zukav
This is how to avoid re-creating painful situations: Take the time to discover your real intention before you act. If it is to change someone or the world so that you will feel safe or better about yourself, don’t act on it, because it is an intention of fear and can create only painful consequences.
Gary Zukav
It was never my intention to cause you pain. Whether you feel strongly or very little, that does not excuse thoughtless behavior.” – Adam
Jacquelyn Frank
I have always maintained that if you work hard, it wont go waste, as recognition will come to you at some stage, whether in studies or sports. You need to have good intentions and intent to move ahead in life as well as in sports.
Suresh Raina
I had no intention of becoming a comedian. I just wanted to make people happy. I tried everything-I shucked oysters, I painted houses, I sold vacuum cleaners. But there was always a voice saying, You should be doing something different. And it was usually my boss and I was being fired.
Ellen DeGeneres
My novels tend to take a long time to become exactly what they’re going to be. They’re fluid messes until I’ve done a ton of editing and refining and rewriting. When I write novels, I always make related scrapbooks to help me organize and test my intentions.
Dennis Cooper
I could well believe that it is God’s intention, since we have refused milder remedies, to compel [Christians] into unity, by persecution even. Satan is without doubt nothing else than a hammer in the hand of a benevolent and severe God.
C. S. Lewis
In truth, it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.
Donna Farhi
Since the end of the nineteenth century, if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about their motives and their intentions in going to war.
Robert Higgs
You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are. Congress will do every thing they can to assist you in this wise intention.
George Washington
Live theater is my favorite of all the mediums that I have worked in, so I have every intention on coming back to Broadway.
Taye Diggs
I always try to have a positive and warm intention that is not about me. It is easy to make everything about yourself. But you take the weight off when we make it about the audience. It’s about the joy you can bring to somebody else instead of the joy that you get from doing it.
Annaleigh Ashford
Our intention and aspiration is to continue building out thematic information about every subject – basemaps, imagery, demographics, landscape data, etc. – so anyone can use it to access thousands of authoritative maps.
Jack Dangermond
Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy of wanting to the active energy of doing and intention.
Wayne Dyer
I majored in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, although I never had any intention of being an illustrator and didn’t take any classes in illustration there. It was just that the illustration degree had no requirements.
Brian Selznick
When it’s a folk festival, there’s more of an intention on the song and connecting with people.
Jenny O.
I have no intention of ever working with the (Spice) girls again.
Victoria Beckham
Britain and Churchill fought not solely in the name of liberty and democracy, but also with the intention of maintaining the empire, defending vital interests and remaining a great power.
David Olusoga
State intentions every day. Create action plans to achieve your intention.
Mallika Chopra
I’ve never had any kind of work ethic. I’ve never sat down with the intention of writing a song.
Dan Bejar
Clearly the path of mitzvot is a form of meditation. The intention to act impeccably requires complete dedication and unwavering attention. I was also impressed with LUzzato’s insistence that mitzvot practice is joyful.
Sylvia Boorstein
Yes, there are billions more photographers, and billions more photographs every day, but who’s building up a point of view? Who’s photographing with intention, and whose body of work will sustain itself and survive?
Sam Abell
I have no intention of coaching Boca Juniors, and no-one from the club has approached me to do so.
Gabriel Batistuta
I believe in manifesting the words that are coming out of my mouth. I’m very careful with what I say because the intention is then out in the universe.
Bozoma Saint John
Energy always flows either toward hope, community, love, generosity, mutual recognition, and spiritual aliveness or it flows toward despair, cynicism, fear that there is not enough, paranoia about the intentions of others, and a desire to control.
Michael Lerner
I do my work with only one intention: that I have to think different, nothing else matters to me. I don’t get involved in any other things.
Sussanne Khan
This grace (purity of intention) is so excellent that it sanctifies the most common actions of our life and yet is so necessary that without it, the very best actions of our devotion are imperfect and vicious.
Jeremy Taylor
I imagine that the intention is to get rid of them. The interests of security demand that we get rid of them.
Moshe Sharett
Another thing that’s good about writing to describe a situation or a state of consciousness is that you can finally get it right. That was my intention, and that’s always interesting.
Richard Hell
We play for Liverpool. It is always our intention to win. All the players here want to compete at the top and win. The manager does not have to say to us, ‘We want to win a trophy.’
Georginio Wijnaldum
When I started doing makeup, I had no intention of doing drag.
James Charles
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
My intentions create my reality.
Wayne Dyer
I believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society – and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. Jamey Rodemeyer’s life changed mine.
Zachary Quinto
It was always the intention that Shriram would have started a bank at some point.
Ajay Piramal
It would conduce to national progress and save a great deal of time and trouble if we cultivated the habit of never supporting the resolutions either by speaking or voting for them if we had not either the intention or the ability to carry them out.
Mahatma Gandhi
Losing friends and spouses is an inevitable part of aging, and many people have a tendency to go quietly into semi-isolation. Instead, set your intention on expanding and deepening the love in your life.
Deepak Chopra
As any of us approaches middle age, we inevitably come up against our limitations: the realization that certain dearly-held fantasies may not be realized; that circumstances have thwarted us; that even with intention and will we may not be able to set our ship back on the course we’d planned.
Claire Messud
My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
Maurice Ravel
Much of political decision-making concentrates power in the hands of those already inside the circle, who tend to be men. Excluding women may not be the intention, but when they are not invited into the room where decisions are made, you can see how it happens.
Jo Swinson
The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.
Helen Garner
I’ve never written a book with the intention of winning someone back or getting back at someone or anything like that. It’s always just been about thinking about life and how relationships fit in to what life means.
Jeffrey Brown
I just love good movies. And not every movie you’re going to end up in is always going to turn out right, but at least walk into it with the right intention.
Joel Edgerton
The plants are the pipeline into the Gaian intention. It’s just not a coincidence that these plants carry this immense spiritual message. They are the pipeline of Gaian intentionality.
Terence McKenna
I think I’ll be going to Heaven, because I had good intentions. But my actions are another thing.
Curtis Jackson
When I started acting, my whole focus and intention was to work as a stage actor in a company where you’re asked to different roles – do a comedy, do a tragedy, etc. I haven’t had any reservations about jumping from one type of genre to another.
Kyle MacLachlan
Our intention is to not only attract the hardcore jazz fan, but we’re doing it in such a way that it will also be easy to take for those who are not necessarily steeped in the ways of jazz.
Ramsey Lewis
Howard Stern gave me the best advice about Twitter and the N word. He said maybe onstage people get the intention behind the joke, but a tweet is 140 characters or less, and maybe that’s why people overreact. I don’t need to rustle any more feathers and lose any investors.
Lisa Lampanelli
We are not entitled to such licence, I mean that of affirming what we please; we make the Holy Scriptures the rule and the measure of every tenet; we necessarily fix our eyes upon that, and approve that alone which may be made to harmonize with the intention of those writings
Gregory of Nyssa
I played the way I did it because I knew it was effective. My intention was to win always, not to gain applause.
Michael Laudrup
The morality of an action depends on the motive from which we act. If I fling half a crown to a beggar with intention to break his head and he picks it up and buy victuals with it, the physical effect is good. But with respect to me the action is very wrong.
Samuel Johnson
If I offend anybody tonight, I apologize. That’s not my intention. I’m not going to guess what your personal line of decency is; I cross my own from time to time – it’s how I know I still have one.
Daniel Tosh
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit; and our wandering thoughts in prayer are but the neglects of meditation and recessions from that duty; according as we neglect meditation, so are our prayers imperfect, – meditation being the soul of prayer and the intention of our spirit.
Jeremy Taylor
Prayer is always acceptable to God when dictated by the heart, for the intention is everything in his sight; and the prayer of the heart is preferable to one read from a book, however beautiful it may be, if read with the lips rather than with the thought.
Allan Kardec
People think acting is just memorizing lines and doing facial expressions. No it’s about traveling along a path of discovery, intention and connection.
Malik Yoba
I once heard the survivors of a colony of ants that had been partially obliterated by a cow’s foot seriously debating the intention of the gods towards their civilization.
Don Marquis
…humans are not defined by their limitations, but by the intentions that I have for them; not by what they seem to be, but by everything it means to be created in my image.
William P. Young
You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality.
Wayne Dyer
People with good intentions but limited understanding are more dangerous than people with total ill will.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here is a simple recipe to begin with. Get up every morning with the set intention of writing and go to your desk and sit there for three hours, whether you accomplish anything or not. Before long you will find that you are writing madly, not waiting for inspiration.
Gertrude Atherton
Two wings lift a person up from earthly concerns: Simplicity in intention, and Purity in feeling.
Thomas a Kempis
Make-believe colors the past with innocent distortion, and it swirls ahead of us in a thousand ways in science, in politics, in every bold intention.
Shirley Temple
All broken hearts are circumstantial. Every lovelorn jerk is the victim of bad timing, good intentions, and someone else’s poor decision making.
Joshua Ferris
Some people come out going, I don’t get it. And I don’t quite know what they’re trying to get, what they’re struggling for. We have had the reaction where people leave the movie sort of uncomfortable and befuddled. Although that wasn’t our intention.
Joel Coen
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
W. H. Murray
As much as it’s awful to learn about all the greedy and selfish decisions that some people make, I know there are many more people who have good intentions.
Jayni Chase
I have no intention of letting this decision change the way that I approach my training and preparation for games, but the time has come for me to realise that I have gone as far as I can go with this England team.
Jonny Wilkinson
Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great force.
Stephen King
You always question people’s intentions. That may be a combination of having money, having fame, and being a little older.
Matt LeBlanc
The best intentions (of respect and tolerance) can often be annoying to those whose cultures are not in dominance: we feel that we are often zoological specimens.
Vijay Prashad
[Our self-image is] that gap between intention and effect
Diane Arbus
There is no art without intention.
Duke Ellington
A lot of the projects that I do, I like to be involved with earlier. I just feel that, certainly from an acting point of view, it’s easier to do my job, if I’m included in what the intentions are, for why people are doing what they’re doing, especially with a director.
Clive Owen
The main thing is this: we should never blame anyone or anything for our defeats. No matter how evil their intentions may be, they are altogether unable to harm us until we begin to blame them and use them as excuses for our own unbelief.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
The path between intention to watch a movie and the purchase of a ticket – I want to make it as short as possible. The holy grail is Amazon One Click. One tap and I own it.
Gerry Lopez
I don’t think Vladimir Putin goes to the theater enough to even deign to think there was any criticism intended. We were invited by Moscow. Maybe they wanted a particular production of Julius Caesar in order to remind Putin that he was vulnerable, but that wasn’t our intention.
Gregory Doran
When I resigned, I put the U.S. Government on notice that I’m going to stick to policy issues, that I have no intention of going out and blowing the cover off of the intelligence operations, that those are truly sensitive and they should not be exposed.
Scott Ritter
What our economy needs is direct job creation by the government and mortgage-debt relief for stressed consumers. What it very much does not need is a transfer of billions of dollars to corporations that have no intention of hiring anyone except more lobbyists.
Paul Krugman
My intention is to make sure that the new work being created for the ballet world is relevant.
Justin Peck
Persuasiveness takes finesse; it takes an understanding of human psychology. And intention is everything.
Amanda de Cadenet
I assure you my professions never go beyond my intentions.
Elizabeth Inchbald
I’ve tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray!
Alberto Giacometti
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
Thomas Jefferson
That worries me an awful lot. If people misunderstand our intentions [in Black Snake Moan], especially regarding my character, then they’re essentially exploiting an already exploited and abused woman. So it’s a huge concern for me.
Christina Ricci
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
Sharon Salzberg
Remember this maxim: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. The way you perceive things is an extremely powerful tool that will allow you to fully bring the power of intention into your life.
Wayne Dyer
Everybody wants to write a hit song, but in Nashville people want to write the best song, which was my original intention as a singer/songwriter.
Melissa Manchester
I go out on stage, and my intention is to make the first four rows bleed from their ears.
Sonny Sharrock
Whether the Republicans intentions are good or evil – I pretty much assume that they’re evil – but no matter what, man, when the people in charge make giant mistakes, everyone suffers. Even if they do have good intentions, when you make giant mistakes, it’s a bad thing.
Aaron McGruder
Hard labor and good intentions are not sufficient to carry a man through to success.
Napoleon Hill
I hire talented, creative, passionate learners who have a history of turning intention into reality.
Jeff Henderson
That is the principal thing-not to remain with the dream, with the intention, with the being-in-the-mood, but always forcibly to convert it all into things.
Rainer Maria Rilke
In the creative act, the artist goes from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions.
Marcel Duchamp
Your intentions create your experiences.
Doreen Virtue
I have no intention of retiring. Even my blood sugar is better when I’m working.
Elaine Stritch
My intention is to live more fully each moment with who – how – I actually am, not who I imagine I will be one day.
I’m a big fan of intention. That’s because I have learned first-hand the power of setting my intention on my goal and making all decisions based off of that intention.
Lewis Howes
Who are we to say that that was an odd way to do it? I don’t think that it is God’s purpose to make his intention absolutely obvious to us.
Richard Dawkins
The specific goals we set for ourselves are almost always subsidiary to our long range intentions. A good parent, a good neighbour, a good citizen, is not good because his specific goals are acceptable, but because his successive goals are ordered to a dependable and socially desirable set of values. (1947)
Gordon Allport
Intentions don’t matter. It’s the end result we’re all judged by. Evil in the name of good is still evil. And when you dance with the devil, you seldom get to pick the tune.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
If you want to be at peace, you have to be clear about your intetion and – moment by moment – in alignment with your intention
Iyanla Vanzant
The thread that ties together everything I love is honesty in the intention.
Frank Dukes
EVERY intention which does not assert itself by deeds is a vain intention, and the speech which expresses it is idle speech. It is action which proves life and establishes will
Eliphas Levi
There is really no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus the commandment: ‘Judge not.’
Thomas S. Monson
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
William Blake
I didn’t have any intention of playing music for a living or anything like that. I was just not doing well in my head or whatever you call it and drinking too much.
Frank Fairfield
How we sound was always the intention of how the band should sound. It has nothing with other options or going in a different direction. This has been the Evergreen Terrace sound all along and always will be.
Josh James
The beauty of ‘The OA’ or ‘Stranger Things’ is that they are both made by Netflix for Netflix. And so there was a freedom all of a sudden that matched our intention.
Zal Batmanglij
Writing must always have intention because words have power.
Suheir Hammad
I think my intention was there, and my love for the music was apparent. And there are very few singers who get up and desire to take the kinds of risks that jazz musicians routinely need to be taking.
Kurt Elling
I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best
Cristiano Ronaldo
In order not to lose your resolve and purpose, you need to unite with others of like mind and work with an advanced Teacher who is in touch with, and can transfer, knowledge and power.
Frederick Lenz
There’s so many great things that come with being successful. The one thing that is weird is trying to figure out whose intentions are in the right place, and who is really on your team.
Donald Faison
I quite liked having a baby – I think I won’t put it more strongly than that. But I had no intention of allowing motherhood to disrupt my work as an archeologist.
Mary Leakey
Have you ever noticed when you’re in the presence of certain people that you feel better about yourself? Their compassionate energy has the noticeably pleasant impact of simply making you feel really good about yourself. You’ll impact others with this energy of compassion as you develop your connection to intention.
Wayne Dyer
Moral conduct includes every thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. They are active in their desires, their affections, their designs, their intentions, and in every thing they say and do of choice; and for all these things they are accountable to God.
Nathanael Emmons
I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
Steven Wright
And I don’t feel any fear in a sense, because I have every good intention in my heart. When you face up to bad things in the past, the most important thing is not to allow them to happen today or in the future, and as storytellers, we must play our part in that.
Michelle Yeoh
I had no intention of being an actor, ever.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
You can manifest the life you truly want with clear intention, emotional intelligence and imagination…like it or not, your life is what you have chosen.
Gregg Braden
Doing my art came out of something very solitary and something that I had no intention of showing anybody, and yet once people saw pieces in my house, it became really clear that there was a great demand for my art.
Paul Stanley
If you’re lucky, you can keep the vehicle healthy and responsive over the years. If you’re lucky, your own intentions have very little to do with this.
Leonard Cohen
My intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of my country and I chose Dublin for the scene because that city seemed to me the centre of paralysis.
James Joyce
Man considers the actions, but God weighs the intentions.
Thomas a Kempis
You can’t play an emotional condition; you have an emotional condition, and because you have that condition, you try to overcome it with active doings (intentions).
Larry Moss
When I was a musician, I had no intention of taking up acting.
Shruti Haasan
Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
Dalai Lama
As soon as I finish one thing, there’s always something else on the horizon I want to do. I don’t have any intention of retiring from anything.
Marla Gibbs
Edge goes out every night, and not just on pay per views; every night, Edge goes out there with the intention of stealing the show. I know that he felt like his title run had not been given the respect from the company that it deserved, and he was really hell-bent on proving that he belonged as a main event guy.
Mick Foley
There would be no accumulation of strength inside
if the choices that you make
did not require disipline and intention.
Gary Zukav
I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it. It allows you to really appreciate the hand of the filmmaker.
Jodie Foster
I did not imitate the skeptics who doubt only for doubting’s sake, and pretend to be always undecided; on the contrary, my whole intention was to arrive at a certainty, and to dig away the drift and the sand until I reached the rock or the clay beneath.
Rene Descartes
I had learned a little about writing from Soldier’s Pay – how to approach language, words: not with seriousness so much as an essayist does, but with a kind of alert respect, as you approach dynamite; even with joy, as you approach women: perhaps with the same secretly unscrupulous intentions.
William Faulkner
With regard to moral rules, the child submits more or less completely in intention to the rules laid down for him, but these, remaining, as it were, external to the subject’s conscience, do not really transform his conduct.
Jean Piaget
Why is art beautiful? Because it’s useless. Why is life ugly? Because it’s all ends and purposes and intentions.
Fernando Pessoa
Opening to the power of intention, you begin knowing that conception, birth and death are all natural aspects of the energy field of creation.
Wayne Dyer
Superfund was passed with the good intention of cleaning up America’s toxic waste sites.
Fred Thompson
Honesty, good intentions and industry, you will have of course. Without these your career would soon end with the loss of your good name. But you must be ambitious to be a good deal more. Webb Hayes, his son, went on to found what had become the Union Carbide Corporation.
Rutherford B. Hayes
The attitude I take is that everyday life is more interesting than forms of celebration, when we become aware of it. That when is when our intentions go down to zero. Then suddenly you notice that the world is magical.
John Cage
Treat yourself and others with kindness when you eat, exercise, play, work, love, and everything else. When you think, feel, and act kindly, you hasten your ability to connect to the power of intention.
Wayne Dyer
I guess I’m a spiritual secularist, if that’s not an oxymoron. My paths of secularism and spirituality are the same: I try to do the appropriate thing at each moment.
Paul Krassner
Liberals get credit for good intentions, and that’s about it, because everything they do fails.
Rush Limbaugh
Remember, people will judge you by your actions not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard-boiled egg.
Maya Angelou
I have no intention of resigning, and confidently expect to resume official duties within three months.
Frederick William Borden
One lives with so many bad deeds on one’s conscience and some good intentions in one’s heart.
John Dewey
I’d like to think that ‘Bojack,’ in some ways, pushes the edges of what some people think an adult animated show can be. That was an intention of mine while making the show.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg
I would imagine that most of my writing is done spontaneously. I had no intention of writing, and then I’ll just walk through the house, and I’ll hear this melody, and I’ll turn on the tape players and go back to it later on. Some days I’ll get 3-5 songs a day.
Andrae Crouch
Watchfulness is the only guard against cunning. Be intent on his intentions. Many succeed in making others do their own affairs, and unless you possess the key to their motives you may at any moment be forced to take their chestnuts out of the fire to the damage of your own fingers.
Baltasar Gracian
I’m in favor of approaching both the night and the day with intention.
Robert Moss
There are no secrets about the world of nature. There are secrets about the thoughts and intentions of men.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Beneficence is a duty; and he who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized comes, at length, really to love him to whom he has done good.
Immanuel Kant
Direction, not intention determines your destination.
Andy Stanley
The United States does not have a very good record in the Middle East. I think they have the best of intentions but I think the problem is that it’s very difficult from Washington, or from Iowa or Nebraska to understand what is happening in this crazy part of the world. In some cases US diplomacy has been somewhat naive.
Moshe Arens
Every actor has a different journey. Whatever I’ve done, it has turned out positive for me because I’ve done it with the right intention.
Sana Khan
Zen is not a particular state but the normal state: silent, peaceful, unagitated. In Zazen neither intention, analysis, specific effort nor imagination take place. It’s enough just to be without hypocrisy, dogmatism, arrogance – embracing all opposites.
Taisen Deshimaru
In fact we say that an intention is good, that is, right in itself, but that an action does not bear any good in itself but proceeds from a good intention. Whence when the same thing is done by the same man at different times, by the diversity of his intention, however, his action is now said to be good, now bad.
Peter Abelard
It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
Ansel Adams
It is true that all of the current presidential candidates once denied that they had any intention of running. But the fact that I am also a liar, doesn’t make me a candidate.
Pat Paulsen
The media is the message. It carries the full intention and the meaning. Once you change it…it’s very disturbing.
Ai Weiwei
The true authenticity of photographs for me is that they usually manipulate and lie about what is in front of the camera, but never lie about the intentions behind the camera.
Wolfgang Tillmans
I have always struggled, with the sole intention of ceasing to struggle. Result: zero.
Emile M. Cioran
People you are emotionally open to can drain your power level or raise it tremendously, depending on what their intentions are.
Frederick Lenz
We have to have the Vision. And we have to form the Intention. And we have to adopt the Means. Vision. Intention. Means. And if we do that, then it works! Every individual, every church, every organization… that’s all we need to do.
Dallas Willard
What distinguishes Shambhala is its intention of trying to create a society based upon certain principles. So, Shambhala’s focus is not just on the individual, but on society as a whole.
Sakyong Mipham
I believe politicians should aim to be accurate and truthful in what they say at all times. You can be truthful and inaccurate but what you shouldn’t be doing at any time is saying things that are untrue or making commitments that you have no intention of honouring.
Malcolm Turnbull
I once heard a wise man say there are no perfect men. Only perfect intentions.
Morgan Freeman
Before I pursued acting full-time, I had every intention of going into some form of law enforcement work.
Michael Trucco
There is a wine called Easy Days and Mellow Nights, well-known on the outskirts of the Navajo reservation. It is an economical wine, fortified with the best of intentions, and I recommend it to every serious wino.
Edward Abbey
You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you’ll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.
Caroline Myss
Lots of people are saying that I shut down mumble rap in one 10-minute setting. But that wasn’t my intention, because mumble rap – if we go back – that’s something I invented.
Black Thought
I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong.
Edward Snowden
Whenever any person in the creative field does a film, they think it is going to be of good quality or this is something people will like. The intention is always positive.
Akshaye Khanna
The intention of each lesson is getting you to recognize what you’re doing, kinesthetically. Once you’re conscious of it, you then can choose whether to continue doing the same thing or not.
F. Matthias Alexander
We have absolutely no intention of, or interest in, crossing Ukraine’s borders.
Sergei Lavrov
To move forward simply set your intentions, be grateful for what you have, be open to what is possible, and the rest just happens as a beautiful and effortless flow.
Bryant H. McGill
I must accommodate my history to the hour: I may presently change, not only by fortune, but also by intention.
Michel de Montaigne
There’s a difference between a job and purpose. If I did my job without purpose, I wouldn’t have the intention to put things out there that should be heard. But I have a purpose.
Jeannie Mai
We’re being very careful that we don’t send a spacecraft to Mars with the intention of detecting Martian life – and find out that we detected the Earth life that we took with us.
John M. Grunsfeld
A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree as we do namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions
Eleanor Roosevelt
When life appears to be working against you, when your luck is down, when the supposedly wrong people show up, or when you slip up and return to old, self-defeating habits, recognize the signs that you’re out of harmony with intention.
Aldous Huxley
Braque always said that the only thing that counts, in painting, is the intention, and it’s true. What counts is what one wants to do, and not what one does. That’s what’s important.
Pablo Picasso
I try to support any and all animal causes or organizations out there if they are good and reputable. Sadly, there are a lot of people and organizations that raise money but don’t do much or don’t have good intentions. I’ve worked with organizations such as Marine Animal Rescue in Southern California.
Alison Eastwood
Most philanthropists want to be effective altruists. But the problem isn’t intention: it’s measurement. Unlike financial investing, which has reporting standards, audit processes, and educational requirements, social investing is notoriously tricky to evaluate.
Leila Janah
And I want you to know that I have no intention whatever of ever walking away from the job that the people elected me to do for the people of the United States.
Richard M. Nixon
The world is awaiting your gift – all you have to do is show up with the right intention!
Lewis Howes
I think an editing style is something that is ascribed to the work after-the-fact. I don’t think you go in with a particular intention, but I think if there is an integrity to the work and the material you are working with, the work comes from the nature of that material.
Jay Cassidy
Some people connect with a story and may find between the lines something that might be useful to him or her, but that’s not the intention of the author, I think. At least not mine.
Isabel Allende
What’s important is that you make the leap. Jump high and hard with intention and heart. Pay no mind to the vision that the commission made up. It’s up to you to make your life. Take what you have and stack it up like a tower of teetering blocks. Build your dream around that.
Cheryl Strayed
I don’t have any intentions to return to England. I would go back if I could return as a free person. I don’t want to return to prison.
Ronald Biggs
You will allow that one’s curiosity must be aroused when one learns that a lady is prepared to elope to escape from advances one had not the least intention of making!
Georgette Heyer
The road to conservation is paved with good intentions that often prove futile, or even dangerous, due to a lack of understanding of either land or economic land use.
Aldo Leopold
Poker isn’t the roulette wheel of pure chance, nor is it the chess of mathematical elegance and perfect information. Apart from the underlying mathematics, poker depends on the nuanced reading of human intention, interactions, and deceptions.
Maria Konnikova
I’m very sensitive to the English language. I studied the dictionary obsessively when I was a kid and collect old dictionaries. Words, I think, are very powerful and they convey an intention.
Drew Barrymore
I suppose no man becomes a pocket hunter by first intention.
Mary Hunter Austin
It’s never really been my intention; I’ve never gone out of my way to be relatable to anyone. I just say what I want, and I’m pretty blunt about things.
Lili Reinhart
Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome. The law creates the world.
Brenna Yovanoff
I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
J. Paul Getty
Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace.
Simon Mainwaring
My intention is not to repudiate an African American identity but perhaps to resist how labels take hold, or to make it as slow a process as possible. That’s more my sense of it.
Mark McMorris
Part of being a conscious human being, is having an intention. And if you put an intention into whatever you do, it’s definitely going to be more satisfying in the end
Daphne Guinness
Medicine is intention. Those who are proficient at using intention are good doctors.
Sun Simiao
I didn’t write the memoir with any sort of intention of feeling better. I wrote the memoir because I had a weird need to write a good story. But once I was done, I did feel better about myself. Not better, just calmer. Because a tremendous onus had been lifted off my day-to-day.
Leigh Newman
For every act of violence and messiness there are a million acts of kindness and goodness. It just depends where you look. And when I look around at virtually anyone or anything on the planet, I can see another face of intention – beauty.
Wayne Dyer
The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it.
Bryant H. McGill
He sighed deeply; to fall in love at first sight with this malodorous sleeping girl, with, as far as he could see, no pretentions to beauty or even good looks, was something he had not expected. But falling in love, he had always understood, was unpredictable, and, as far as he was concerned, irrevocable.
Betty Neels
Yes I am a politician – I will promise you anything your little electorate heart desires – because you are my constituents, you are the informed voting public, and because I have no intention of keeping any promise that I make.
Vermin Supreme
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
William Law
Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.
Natalie Clifford Barney
…candid still photography had taken over… What was interesting was that the photographs came without any intention of instructing you… You’re like a cat looking out the window. You don’t have to even know what you’re watching, but you’re watching it, and you’re watching it very accurately.
D. A. Pennebaker
Social work and politics never go together although the intention behind politics is social work.
Suresh Gopi
A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a little bit more intention, you see it.
Vik Muniz
Be careful when choosing what you’re proud of–because the world has every intention of using it against you
Amor Towles
The more clarity you achieve, the more you will find that the universe is on your side, supporting your thoughts and intentions. Therefore, focus on clarity, not on getting results. The results will come according to their own rhythm and timing.
Deepak Chopra
Longevity, for a columnist, is a simple proposition: Once you start, you don’t stop. You do it until you die or can no longer put a sentence together. It has always been my intention to die at my desk, although my most cherished ambition is to outlive the estate tax.
Charles Krauthammer
We either live with intention or exist by default.
Kristin Armstrong
There’s a question of building trust, and I think that President Barack Obama offers trust. Personally, I think he is a transparent individual with the right intentions. So I think things are going to change in terms of U.S. foreign policy, especially with respect to Latin America.
Rafael Correa
Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
We are held accountable for every intention, which is why you are sitting where you are right now.
Oprah Winfrey
So for a period of time each day, try to sit, without moving, without expecting anything, as if you were in your last moment. Moment after moment you feel your last instant. In each inhalation and each exhalation there are countless instants of time. Your intention is to live in each instant.
Shunryu Suzuki
There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
Tim Roth
Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you are not being serious, and are only kidding. If I salute a friend with a smile and say, “How are you, you old scoundrel!” clearly I don’t really mean he’s a scoundrel.
Umberto Eco
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
Michael Jordan
I didn’t go to L.A. to be a star; that wasn’t my intention. When I auditioned for ‘The Price Is Right’ and got it, I was very content doing it – ‘I don’t have to work three jobs anymore. This is great.’
Gena Lee Nolin
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
Dorothea Brande
I’ve never been uncomfortable with the host of modern gurus, and gurus of different motivations I should say, or different intentions. You know, we are moving into a time where it’s extremely commercial, but then I keep reminding those that I speak to that consciousness has no products, it really has no commerciality.
Maya Tiwari
Feel your intentions in your heart. Feel not what your mind tells you, but what your heart tells you.
Gary Zukav
Let your intentions be good – embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds – and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve
Grenville Kleiser
That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.
Garth Stein
I have no intention of dying. In fact, it will be the last thing I do!
Milton H. Erickson
Because I’m just a giving person spiritually, I feel that if your intentions are to use or abuse or take advantage of, then you might get what you get in the meantime, but there’s still a price to pay.
Angie Stone
The initial 18th-, 19th-century intention was to give the less-educated lower classes a way to move up into this new, rising middle class, to enable them to fit in. So our view of language as being class-based is an unintended consequence of the drive to help educate rising businessmen.
Kory Stamper
I pursue no intentions, no directions; I have no program, no style and no mission.
Gerhard Richter
Meditation is the progressive quieting of our mind, until we reach the source of thought, which in wisdom traditions are the realm of our soul and spirit. In this domain of awareness there is infinite creativity, synchronicity, the power of intention, and freedom from limitations.
Deepak Chopra
When I wrote ‘Marvin Gaye,’ my whole intention was to make a record that people would put on a record player… and just instantly make out with each other.
Charlie Puth
One thing I’ve learned: My intentions are clear in terms of quality.
Elizabeth Berkley
I traveled to Cuba with the intention of speaking with boxers who had turned down enormous offers to leave. When explaining my project to people, again and again I was met with amusement and skepticism.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
The images [of The Kite Runner grafic] were created in Fabio Celoni’s mind. I chose to let him take the lead. Fabio and I did exchange an e-mail or two, but it was my intention to step out of the way and let his artistic instincts take over.
Khaled Hosseini
It’s not enough to have good intentions. If you want to be a good person, you have to make good decisions all the time and live a life that’s worth living and that you can be proud of, and that’s what I wanted.
Benjamin Booker
If you could have magical binoculars that you could focus and look at the field of intention, you would see what the source of all things looks like. It’s a source of love and kindness and beauty and creativity, and it’s a source that excludes nothing and it’s a source of unlimited abundance.
Wayne Dyer
Don’t create a plastic image of what it is to be spiritual and try to become it. You won’t be capable of it and that will frustrate you. Even if you could do it, if it’s not really what you’re like, you’ll be miserable.
Frederick Lenz
When you don’t behave the way liberals think you should, their effort and their intention to control you compounds.
Rush Limbaugh
Knowing what thought process goes into constructing a line helps an actor know how to deliver that line because you understand the intention behind the writing.
David Henrie
Nothing under the sun is accidental, least of all that of which the intention is so clearly evident.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
The most important thing, to me is the intention of where things come from, like, why did you use it? What were the intentions of what you did? And if the intention is good, the intention is pure, then everything will turn out good.
I want to live in Paris for a couple of years. I’m dying to do the Josephine Baker story. I really want to be there and do it. It’s certainly my intention to do it.
Diana Ross
I think that sharpens the intention of a scene and clarifies a story’s arc. Of course, I don’t seek the questions until after I’ve written a scene – or maybe after I’ve daydreamed it.
Edan Lepucki
I’ve always been accused by my detractors of some sort of moral failure, cowardice, or even lack of humanity by not portraying the human form. I respond that I do better by portraying traces of character and intentions of human volition that no mug or body shot can ever exude.
Robert Polidori
I never had intention of coming to New York or L.A. and actually doing more than scraping by – you know, doing plays. And as my career sort of progressed of its own volition, I did come to New York.
J. K. Simmons
I don’t have any intention to resign.
Roy Hodgson
The ocean was waiting with grand and bitter provocations, as if it invited you to think how deep it was, how much colder than your blood or saltier, or to outguess it, to tell which were its feints or passes and which its real intentions, meaning business.
Saul Bellow
I think that Ingersoll had all the attributes of a perfect man, and, in my opinion, no finer personality ever existed. Judging from the past, I cannot help thinking that the intention of the Supreme Intelligence that rules the world is to ultimately make such a type of man universal.
Thomas A. Edison
My intention for my life is to stay centered, and from that intention come my priorities: my son, my family, my job, my self. That then informs what kind of work I can take on. It’s a balancing act, but a fun one.
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention of shaving the mustache off, but I realized I was getting so many comments about it – and everybody was talking about it – that I decided to keep it.
Mark Spitz
My hatred is a thousand times more powerful than all your good intentions.
Jim Goad
In all our actions, God considers the intention: whether we act for Him or for some other motive.
Maximus the Confessor
An effort made with ourselves for the good of others, with the intention of pleasing God alone.
Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances.
Timothy Miller
Where Attention goes Energy flows; Where Intention goes Energy flows!
James Redfield
I feel like saying we need to all calm down a little. Lets take the time to breathe. I have no intention of allowing myself be distracted.
Pauline Marois
Give the benefit of the doubt; assume that your beloved’s intentions are life-enhancing and positive.
John Friend
A pun, though despicable in itself, can be the noblest vehicle of an artistic intention by serving as the abbreviation of a wittyview. It can be a social criticism in the form of an epigram.
Karl Kraus
Everything I think in life is about context and intention.
Boy George
We’ll see what happens in the future, but I have no intention of leaving the Republican Party.
Phil Scott
We run around so much – with the best intentions: I want to save the rain forest. I’ve gotta clean up the oceans. I’ve gotta save the dolphins. All worthy efforts, but if you’re not centered and you don’t have the serenity in your life you need to accomplish that task, you’re not going to do a very good job.
Ed Begley, Jr.
I had no interest or intention of ever writing music. I was a professional violinist in my 20s. I was obsessed with conducting, and I was conducting as much as I could, and I was studying as much as I could. I went to USC; I got an undergrad degree in violin and a master’s degree in conducting.
David Newman
Through default or intention, unaware or by design, we not only choose but create the visible outer conditions that are most resonant to our inner state of being.
Richard Bach
What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences- and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter.
Oprah Winfrey
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Adolf Hitler
It is hard to think of anything which more tragically and clearly exemplifies the phenomenon of good political intentions achieving the precise opposite of their aim.
A. N. Wilson
Love is big; love can hold anger, love can even hold hatred. It’s about the intention of what you want it to do.
Alice Walker
Whenever I watch someone doing something, even if it doesn’t turn out so great, I at least admire their intentions and stuff.
Robert Downey, Jr.
There is in Albert Camus’ literary craftsmanship a seductive intelligence that could almost make a reader dismiss his philosophical intentions if he had not insisted on making them so clear.
You’d be surprised how much you don’t understand what other people see your actions as; how other people view the things you say and the things that you do. And a lot of times just clarifying what your intentions are with people makes a huge difference.
Will Smith
Your fundamental responsibility is to stay true to the deepest nature and intention of the materials.
David Milch
It’s our intention. Our intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing has ever been accomplished without intention.
Jim Carrey
O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
T. S. Eliot
I had no intention of getting back into politics. I was teaching at Bowdoin and happily retired from politics.
Angus King
I only came to Paris with the intention of showing what I thought was strong and beautiful. It just so happened that my notion was different from everybody else’s.
Rei Kawakubo
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Theodor W. Adorno
Modern man lives more and more in a preponderantly geometric order. All human creation mechanical or industrial is dependent upon geometric intentions.
Fernand Leger
I don’t worry too much about learning lines per se. The memorization is the easy part for me, usually. For me, it’s more about working on the context, back story, intention, motivation, etc. Once that’s in place, the lines come pretty naturally.
Candice Patton
Perhaps a great deed is belittled by an intention. And perhaps a small deed, by sincere intention, is made great
Abdullah ibn Mubarak
The man who begins to speculate in stocks with the intention of making a fortune usually goes broke, whereas the man who trades with a view of getting good interest on his money sometimes gets rich.
Charles Dow
Our intention is to affirm this life, not to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and desires out of its way and lets it act of it’s own accord.
John Cage
God is the process. The process is what I Am… You cannot not use Me… If you use Me with awareness and with intention, all things will change.
Neale Donald Walsch
A good intention clothes itself with sudden power. When a god wishes to ride, any chip or pebble will bud and shoot out winged feet, and serve him for a horse.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most works of art are effectively treated as commodities and most artists, even when they justly claim quite other intentions, areeffectively treated as a category of independent craftsmen or skilled workers producing a certain kind of marginal commodity.
Raymond Williams
Words are easy to say, but emotions betray the best intentions.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.
Vik Muniz
The goal is to be free and hopeful in the music. Because that’s really the only intention you need. From there, every natural and powerful intention and feeling will, on its own, slide right out of you – out of your spirit.
Alex Ebert
Start your day with good intentions and set yourself up for a good attitude. It’s not what happens to you that matters but how you respond.
Ken Blanchard
Almost everything I say, no matter how innocent my intentions are, seems to get sort of manipulated and sensationalized and turned into some ridiculous news story.
Megan Fox
Uneasily the leaves fall at this season, forgetting what to do or where to go; the red amnesiacs of autumn drifting thru the graveyard forest. What they have forgotten they have forgotten: what they meant to do instead of fall is not in earth or time recoverable the fossils of intention, the shapes of rot.
Al Purdy
Okay, a truly great song is a song that makes its own aesthetic intentions clear and then lives up to them and exceeds them in an interesting way. Alright?
Stephin Merritt
For me, talking about the casting couch in the Malayalam film industry was like calling the sky blue. There is nothing new about calling a spade a spade. My intention was not to create an effect; I just wanted to pluck a few weeds in the system and throw them out.
When I put a bicycle wheel on a stool, the fork down, there was no idea of a ‘ready-made’ or anything else. It was just a distraction. I didn’t have any special reason to do it, or any intention of showing it or describing anything.
Marcel Duchamp
If everyone is to be made responsible for everything they do, you must extend responsibility beyond the level of conscious intention.
William S. Burroughs
No matter how many pleasures Satan offers you, his ultimate intention is to ruin you. Your destruction is his highest priority.
Erwin W. Lutzer
My first real breakthrough collided with the last months of Callaghan’s Labour government, which had every intention of enjoying my success as much as I did.
Peter Straub
The highest intention comes from love and compassion … when our intentions come from a place of love and compassion then we have the power of the universe.
Deepak Chopra
The abolition of the double sanction for a foul in the box is a welcome change. There are times that you cannot help but stop your opponent in the box, with your momentum forcing you to make a challenge. Fouls can’t be avoided in that situation but your intention was fair.
Philipp Lahm
There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Good intentions are impotent unless based on reality.
Arthur Jensen
An ounce of action is worth a ton of good intentions.
Michael Josephson
I think comedy and horror are very similar in that there’s a very direct intention. So you’re trying to be funny, or you’re trying to be creepy, and that literalness – I take to that.
Evan Peters
Good intentions are very mortal and perishable things. Like very mellow and choice fruit, they are difficult to keep.
Charles Simmons
As the elephant is powerless to think in the terms of the ant, in spite of the best intentions in the world, even so is the Englishman powerless to think in the terms of, or legislate for, the Indian.
Mahatma Gandhi
In the fulfillment of your duties, let your intentions be so pure that you reject from your actions any other motive than the glory of God and the salvation of souls.
Pope John Paul II
Everything is in a script for a reason, and only by being part of a writing team (or writing it yourself), do you really understand the intention of every beat.
Peter Jackson
I try to be mindful in my daily life, trying to stay more present and have more intention. It keeps me calm, and I feel less whipped about by my emotions.
China Forbes
… good intentions are not sufficient to solve our problems.
Mary Parker Follett
Bad decisions made with good intentions, are still bad decisions.
James C. Collins
I have no intention of making small bets.
Masayoshi Son
So many people have bad intentions, so many girls want to hang out [with me] to be someone. I weed those people out of my life. I call them hungry tigers.
Paris Hilton
All communication begins with an intention,
and your intention determines the quality of your life.
Danielle LaPorte
God values deeds according to their intentions. For it is said, “The Lord grant unto you according to your heart” (Ps. 19:5) … Therefore, whoever wants to do something but can’t is considered as having done it by God, who sees the intentions of our hearts. This applies to both good and evil deeds alike.
Marcus Eremita
Los Angeles has been great to me, and I have a home there, and I’m so lucky I get to do what I do for a living. But I did not go down to Los Angeles really even with the intention of staying.
Janet Varney
America has shown its evil intentions, and the proud Iraqi people cannot accept it. They must defend their rights by any means they see fit.
Muqtada al Sadr
Daughters of the attitude that produced them, certain women will not appeal to us without the double bed in which we find peace by their side, while others, to be caressed with a more secret intention, require leaves blown by the wind, water rippling in the dark, things as light and fleeting as they are.
Marcel Proust
Never underestimate the power of intention.
Cheryl Richardson
The first principle of ethical power is Purpose. By purpose, I don’t mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.
Stephen Covey
GIFTS is an acronym for Gratitude, Intention, Forgiveness, Triumphs, and Self-love. I believe that those are the principles we need to explore in order to discover our true gifts.
Kim Coles
The origin of agriculture involved both human intentionality and a set of underlying ecological and evolutionary principles.
Kent V. Flannery
…the essential intention is the real sin. A man who cannot choose ceases to be a man.
Anthony Burgess
There is a lot of stuff I write that makes it seem like my intention is to make people think I’m speaking about myself entirely, and it is my intention to make people think that, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what it is.
Chelsea Martin
It is with enormous regret that I have decided to leave Wish You Were Here?’ after two very happy years as its presenter. It was always my intention to do two years on this wonderful program and now it is time for me to move on to other things.
Mary Nightingale
The word in language is half someone else’s… it exists in other people’s mouths, in other people’s contexts, serving other people’s intentions: it is from there that one must take the word, and make it one’s own.
Mikhail Bakhtin
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
David Hume
I had no intention to cover my tracks since I am not a politician and I do not represent anybody.
Tariq Ramadan
I have no intention of taking a break
Gay Byrne
It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aiming at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has, for the moment, saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history.
Ludwig von Mises
At first I had no skills in writing comedy. I didn’t know what a joke was, but, as someone once told me, your emotions follow your intent. If you create the intention of starting a comedy act, slowly your mind starts adjusting and you arrive at a new emotional state.
Steve Martin
I am living with my limitations and have no intention of becoming a writer.
Pernell Roberts
Although actions may speak louder than words, it is our intentions that reveal our soul.
Hal Elrod
I suppose the primary intention of a documentary photographer is to document facts. My work often does this but it is not the primary intention. My intention is to make the best pictorial image I can.
Richard Billingham
I sit with the intention to write a record.
Lisa Marie Presley
To be sure, a good work of art can and will have moral consequences, but to demand of the artists moral intentions, means ruiningtheir craft.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Great films happen, and no one can make them on intention.
Ram Gopal Varma
Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west.
Azar Nafisi
However, intention needn’t enter in, and if a reader sees things in a religious way, and the work is dogmatically acceptable, then I don’t see why it should not be interpreted in that way, as well as in others.
James Schuyler
Is marriage for ever? I think you get married with the intention that it will be, but who knows?
Courteney Cox
My great crime in the world is blunder I will get into scrapes without intention or any bad motive.
Stand Watie
I started modeling because I thought it would be a good stepping stone for what I was studying (marketing), but since I started it I never had any intention to fail.
Kylie Bax
YouTube has always been a diary for me. I’m here to share what I do, share my life, and if people want to watch, more power to them. But regardless of my intention, if people are looking at what I do and am treating it like I’m a role model, it doesn’t matter whether or not I want to be.
Tyler Oakley
If your intention is pure, an audience will recognise it and connect with you.
Vidya Vox
I know that Duke made a number of demands, including that the attorney general drop its investigation. We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that.
Gray Davis
You can set your intention to better understand your soul, your spirit, through daily practices like prayer, yoga and meditation, etc.
Rob Bell
Intention is not something you do, but rather a force that exists in the universe as an invisible field of energy, a power that can carry us.
Wayne Dyer
I tell you this: Your Life proceeds out of your intentions for it.
Neale Donald Walsch
We are just trying to do the best possible job we can. We’re not perfect. All you can do is trust the positive intention behind it, and we’re always going to work to, hopefully, get better and better.
Ellen Page
The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
Roger Nash Baldwin
I have no intention of discussing my private life with anyone
Claire Bloom
I think as designers we realize design is a signal of intention, but it also has to occur within a world and we have to understand that world in order to imbue our designs with inherent intelligence.
William McDonough
Tie my handlebars to the stars so I stay on track & if my intentions stray I’ll wrench them away,then I’ll take my leave & I won’t even look back
Adam Young
We are not given any promises that, because of our noble intentions, everything will be okay. We learn that what truly heals is gratitude and tenderness. We [need] to transform our minds and actions for the sake of other people and for the future of the world.
Pema Chodron
MTV was completely unaware of it. It was not my intention that it go as far as it did. I apologize to anyone offended – including the audience, MTV, CBS and the NFL.
Janet Jackson
I have no intention of telling people what I have for breakfast.
Princess Margaret
I believe that in judging our actions we are more severe than professional judges. We judge not only our actions, but our thoughts, our intentions, our secret curses, our hidden hate.
Anais Nin
Good intentions but bad results; bad results but lessons learned. There is a dark corner on every task beautiful and a beautiful corner on every task dark.
Criss Jami
There are things going on in galleries recently that have shocked me. What I’m going to say is really controversial, but what I find the most provocative is the commerciality of art in general. And the fact that a lot of people have forgotten what the meaning of art is and what the intention behind it is.
Tracey Emin
Our wills are simply not of our own making. Thoughts and intentions emerge from background causes of which we are unaware and over which we exert no conscious control. We do not have the freedom we think we have.
Sam Harris
I have an intention to live each moment fully.
Valerie Harper
We must be pure. I do not speak merely of the purity of the senses. We must observe great purity in our will, in our intentions, in all our actions.
Peter Julian Eymard
A work-in-progress generates its own energy field. You, the artist or entrepreneur, are pouring love into the work; you are suffusing it with passion and intention and hope.
Steven Pressfield
In all of our deeds God looks at the intention, whether we do it for His sake, or for the sake of some other intention.
Maximus the Confessor
Technology is only an enabler, which can help achieve the intention of the person who is using it.
Jane Chen
You may dislike the intention enormously but your judgment of the artistic merit of the work must not be based on your view of what it’s about. The work of art must be judged by how well it succeeds in its intention.
Edward Albee
It is a precarious undertaking to say anything reliable about aims and intentions.
Albert Einstein
Reason is just as cunning as she is powerful. Her cunning consists principally in her mediating activity, which, by causing objects to act and re-act on each other in accordance with their own nature, in this way, without any direct interference in the process, carries out reason’s intentions.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
My free will is a paradoxical partner of the power of intention.
Wayne Dyer
In a spiritual partnership you learn that wanting what you want is not enough, but that you must both want it deeply and create it every day, that you must bring it into being and hold it in being with your intentions.
Gary Zukav
Anybody can do anything, it’s up to themselves. All it takes is the right intentions.
Jimi Hendrix
Goodness,” Tessa said to the back of his head. “If you keep seeing Six-Fingered Nigel like this, he’ll expect you to declare your intentions.
Cassandra Clare
A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it. Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you change your intention from winning to learning about yourself.
Gary Zukav
No generality has any weight whatever. It is like saying “how do you do?” When you have no intention of inquiring about ones health. But specific claims when made in print are taken at their value
Claude C. Hopkins
I hate the neologism “owned” for “scored a victory over”. I have no intention of owning anyone, and nobody will ever own me.
Richard Dawkins
The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding.
Albert Camus
No matter what situation we find ourselves in, we can always set our compass to our highest intentions in the present moment
Jack Kornfield
He had no plans, no definite intentions, except to kiss her lips again, to hold her in his arms.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
There’s the occasion when politicians will say things that are simply not true, or that they make commitments that they have no intention of fulfilling. That is something that I think should not happen. That’s a no-no. That’s a third rail that you shouldn’t touch.
Malcolm Turnbull
I believe that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein. I believe it’s clear that he had every intention to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction. I can only imagine what Saddam Hussein would be doing with the wealth he would acquire with oil at $110 and $120 a barrel.
John McCain
I’ve never had any intentions about anything. That’s why I am where I am today, which is neither here nor there, in a literal sense.
Edward Gorey
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Mary Anne Radmacher
The nation should move towards one target, one direction, one intention and one decision.
Narendra Modi
Every action, thought, and feeling is motivated by an intention, and that intention is a cause that exists as one with an effect In this most profound way, we are held responsible for every action, thought, and feeling, which is to say, for our every intention.
Gary Zukav
The effect of dominance is not always the result of an intention to dominate.
Deborah Tannen
When I have to take phone calls, I start to sweat and panic. Being on the phone is so weird – hearing a voice without seeing the face so you can’t really know the intention behind the voice.
Christine and the Queens
It’s never been our intention to sell millions of albums, but if our message touches that many people, then so be it.
Mike D
When it comes to everybody else’s thing and their lane and their timing, I’m never doing anything intentional to, like, come after somebody. That will always be my biggest mistake or anybody’s biggest mistake if that’s their intention.
Superfund was passed with the good intention of cleaning up America’s toxic waste sites
Fred Thompson
There’s so many ups and downs, and there’s so many pieces to trying to build a business, and if the intention isn’t very, very clear and the business isn’t reflecting that intention, then it makes it much harder.
Gwyneth Paltrow
My whole intention at ‘WrestleMania XIV’ was to drop the belt to Steve, but I was going to make everybody sweat it out and make them think I wasn’t. Obviously, I got that accomplished. That’s extremely unprofessional, but that’s exactly who I was and what I was doing.
Shawn Michaels
It’s no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture.
Don DeLillo
Sex is the point of contact between man and nature, where morality and good intentions fall to primitive urges.
Camille Paglia
I always loved writing songs – writing for myself and demo-ing songs, really with no intention of ever letting anyone else hear them.
Dave Grohl
Thought without language, says Lavelle, would not be a purer thought; it would be no more than the intention to think. And his last book offers a theory of expressiveness which makes of expression not “a faithful image of an already realized interior being, but the very means by which it is realized.
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.
James Arthur Ray
If I create with my heart almost all my intentions remain. If it is with the head – almost nothing. An artist must not fear to be himself, to express only himself. If he is absolutely and entirely sincere, what he says and does will be acceptable to others.
Marc Chagall
He is led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention
Adam Smith
When I’m writing a book I prefer not to speak about it, because only when the book is finished can I try to understand what I’ve really done and to compare my intentions with the result.
Italo Calvino
Simplicity is the intention, purity in the affection; simplicity turns to God, purity unites with and enjoys him.
Thomas a Kempis
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
Douglas MacArthur
In football I think if you don’t have the intention to touch the ball and you have your arms in a natural position it is not handball.
Ander Herrera
Im a peaceful man with bad intentions.
Charlie Sheen
The power of intention manifests as an expression of expanding creativity, kindness, love, and beauty.
Wayne Dyer
I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.
Colin Firth
The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection – and usually a little judgment.
Brene Brown
The intention of being married is the vow, right? You want to put everything into it to make it a success.
Gwen Stefani
My dad lived a good life. He was a simple guy. His family had been poor, and he joined the Marines to be able to send money home to his mom and dad and brothers and sisters. He genuinely had the intention to live a good life and to respect other people.
Brendon Burchard
Intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments, to analyze actions according to their causes and motives and often hidden intentions.
Noam Chomsky
‘Funny Games’ was conceived as a provocation. My other films are different. If people feel my other films are, or respond to them as provocation, then that’s quite different. ‘Funny Games’ is the only one of mine where my intention was to provoke the audience.
Michael Haneke
Usually the intention of the artistic effect is too sophisticated for most people to understand, sort of like a joke that they don’t get so they don’t think it’s funny.
Billy Corgan
I’ve found that worry and irritation vanish into thin air the moment I open my mind to the many blessings I possess.
Dale Carnegie
The intention of this Book of The Law is perfectly simple. Whatever your sexual predilections may be, you are free, by the Law of Thelema, to the the star you are, to go your own way rejoicing.
Aleister Crowley
Our intention is to develop more subtlety in contemporary electronic sounds. We don’t like nostalgic projects. We have disparate interests and many philosophical concerns. In the past 10 years, I have realized music in the classical tradition – I have composed for strings, brass, and electronic, and alp-horn!
Thomas Koner
Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you are not being serious, and are only kidding. If I salute a friend with a smile and say, ‘How are you, you old scoundrel!’ clearly I don’t really mean he’s a scoundrel.
Umberto Eco
We need to conceive of ourselves as “agents” impelled by self-generated intentions.
Jerome Bruner
Actually, not because of anyone’s intention but just because of some sociological and some other things that have happened over 25, 30 years, the parties have sorted themselves out much more ideologically, which has some benefits and some costs.
William Kristol
Determine where you are and where you wish to be. Then use all of your self-effort to make that happen, following the guiding principles of all the Buddhas and bohisattvas and seekers of the dharma, of enlightenment.
Frederick Lenz
My problem is not to reinforce or destroy any ideas anyone might have about me, how I do what I do, what my intentions are, the way that I do it. My only job as far as I can see is to do the music that I want to do. All those other things are completely out of my control.
My only intention is to just have a little bit more success so that my career is easier and I don’t have to work so hard just to get a job.
Madeline Zima
I’m always in awe of and respect humans for their ability to plan, but sometimes, good intentions are lost along the way. And often the way becomes the goal.
Pipilotti Rist
Sometimes duplicity and treason are markers of the enemy, and sometimes, the failed intention of a masterful ally. But, nevertheless, as they burden you with a vexing brand of love, they become nothing more than the kiss of Judas, pressing a crown of thorns into your flesh.
Addison Webster Moore
When your intention is great enough you will ALWAYS find the time and energy to accomplish your desires. You can state excuses to the contrary, but holding on to your old stories is just another way of wasting precious time.
James Arthur Ray
When I make a film about a woman, it is possible that my feminist politics surfaces somewhere but it is not with the intention of propagating feminism.
Aparna Sen
Almost certainly I will not tell her my intentions this evening or tonight. I will put it off. Why? Because words are actions and they make things happen. Once they are out you cannot put them back.
Hanif Kureishi
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
Henry David Thoreau
Our thoughts create our reality-not instantly, necessarily, as in “Poof! There it is” – but eventually. Where we put our focus – our inner and outer vision – is the direction we tend to go. That’s our desire, our intention.
Peter McWilliams
The simple intention to surrender control is all you need to experience miracles.
Gabrielle Bernstein
You can’t learn the truth about a man’s intentions by asking him.
Marcel Proust
You…you’ve been here quite a long time, haven’t you?” What? Oh…yes. Ever since I married What’s-her-name. Uh, Martha. Even before that. Forever. Dashed hopes, and good intentions. Good, better, best, bested. How do you like that for a declension, young man?
Edward Albee
Love renders all our plans and all our intentions a great big gamble.
Henry Theophilus Finck
I assure you that it is our desire and intention to keep the doors of consultation always and fully open. There must never be a final word between friends.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Erin and I spent four hours shopping for dresses and shoes Tuesday night. She was going all out in her intention to make Chaz regret any decision he’d made that didn’t include worshipping at her feet.
Tammara Webber
Nick! Wait!” – Kyrian ‘Wait, my gluteus maximus. Vampire was shy of a few quarts of blood if he thought Nick had any intention of not going Casper on him.’ – Nick
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I studied political science and international relations and had the intention of becoming a journalist or work in foreign affairs. I had no intention of making a film.
Philippe Falardeau
It is neither my intention to depart from the route of John Garang nor to change the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
Salva Kiir Mayardit
Editors have grown timid… a brave advance is almost inevitably followed by quick back-tracking, generally by dilution and debasement of the original intention.
Muriel Rukeyser
If our mind is in conflict, not balanced with our body and with the needs of the soul, then there is a fundamental disunity in our life. Only if we have unity within ourselves, we can create unity in the world around us. You can’t give something you don’t have, even if you have all good intentions
Radhanath Swami
There’s never any time I think I’m a real journalist, because I don’t have any of the qualifications or the intentions for that.
John Oliver
When it came to ‘Binge,’ it wasn’t my intention to get on a little soapbox and have a teaching moment. It was more, ‘Here are things that have happened to me; here’s what I’ve learned from it. If you’d like to learn from it too, great; if you just like the entertainment aspect, that’s fine too.’
Tyler Oakley
With a film, I do my best to understand the author’s intentions and try to bring the characters to life.
Bruce Beresford
But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don’t know what their intentions are.
John Cornyn
Complexes are psychic contents which are outside the control of the conscious mind. They have been split off from consciousness and lead a separate existence in the unconscious, being at all times ready to hinder or to reinforce the conscious intentions.
Carl Jung
The cypress boat is frequently a symbol of fluctuating intention.
Arthur Waley
Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate; some candidates have been careful to name a transition team as much as a year in advance.
Richard V. Allen
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Stephen Covey
By holding the intention of peace towards water, by thinking, speaking and acting with the intention of peace towards water, water can and will bring peace, to our bodies and to the world
Masaru Emoto
Life is not governed by will or intention. Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams.
Oscar Wilde
Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, ‘What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.’ But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.
Ronald Reagan
It’s understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
Michael Bolton
I wonder how often not the intention but the desire springs up in a doctor’s mind: ‘Can I let this human being out of the trap of Life?
Phyllis Bottome
I don’t want to be remembered as anything but brave. The only good intention to make money is to help others. I want to be Oprah. I want to be Melinda Gates. If I ever sell products other than my talents, then it will be to give more to others.
Lady Gaga
Your Conscious desires and your Subconscious intention must be in alignment. If your Conscious Mind wants one thing and your Subconscious Mind wants something else (counter-intention) it is impossible to create what you truly want.
Robert Anthony
To be completely honest, I don’t believe that Palin has any intention of actually running for president. Granted, trying to predict Sarah Palin’s next move is like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall.
Meghan McCain
History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
Ted Koppel
As a writer I try to operate within a framework of Christian principles, and the words that are important to me are religious words: witness, pilgrimage, intention.
William Zinsser
Nothing is discovered without God’s intention and assistance, and I suppose every new knowledge of His works that is conceded to man to be distinctly a revelation by which men are to guide themselves.
Charles Dickens
Artists are part of the information process… Visual history is important in providing a record of what is going on – levels of intention, levels of confidence, levels of aggression or control.
Leon Golub
The worker faithful to the well has neither the intention, or time, to violate the name and the service of others.
Chico Xavier
In the march towards Truth, anger, selfishness, hatred, etc., naturally give way, for otherwise Truth would be impossible to attain. A man who is swayed by passions may have good enough intentions, may be truthful in word, but he will never find the Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
I had no intention of pursuing either the characters or the setting further.
Stephen R. Donaldson
Sir, with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.
Robert Louis Stevenson
To know the good from the bad, measure the heart. Actions reveal the true coloring of one’s heart, not their intentions.
Suzy Kassem
People seldom read a book which is given to them; and few are given. The way to spread a work is to sell it at a low price. No man will send to buy a thing that costs even sixpence without an intention to read it.
Samuel Johnson
Laws against the possession of weapons only disarm those who have no intention of committing a crime.
Cesare Beccaria
I can analyze people’s intentions. Immediately.That’s just a warning. To everyone.
Kanye West
Good intentions can be evil, both hands are full of grease. You know, sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.
Bob Dylan
The photographer’s intentions do not determine the meaning of a photograph, which will have its own career, blown by the whims and loyalties of the diverse communities that have use for it.
Susan Sontag
It’s really weird being placed into something like that because it was never an intention to make bedroom pop. I was just making music. All the people that have that genre placed on them are not the first people to have a home studio and and post it on the Internet.
With rock music, the amount of power that you can generate, the intensity behind the intentions of your lyrics that you can really reflect through rock music – you can’t do that in jazz. You can’t do that with classical.
Serj Tankian
An intention synchronistically organizes its own fulfillment.
Deepak Chopra
We are not our best intentions. We are what we do.
Amy Dickinson
You create your future with the power of your intention. Intention is simply the conscious act of determining your future now.
Rhonda Byrne
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Theodor Adorno
I am a big believer that you can have a successful business and give back; it’s just about the intention behind starting your business.
Lauren Bush
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
Oprah Winfrey
I have been involved with theatre since I was 13. I never seriously thought I would get into movies though I had every intention of continuing with theatre.
Lara Dutta
A good way to tell if a psychic is authentic is, if they are going to verbalise these things, it should be with the intention of helping the person.
Tyler Henry
There’s a marked difference between a sexual predator, coercion tactics, and a man hitting on someone with the intention dating/wanting to get to know a girl he likes, however awkward, unpolished it may be.
Stories, as much as we like to talk about them, retrospectively, as emanations of theme or worldview or intention, occur primarily as technical objects when they’re being written. Or at least they do for me. They’re the result of thousands of decisions made at speed during revision.
George Saunders
Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.
Thomas Troward
In art intentions are not sufficient and, as we say in Spanish, love must be proved by deeds and not by reasons. What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.
Pablo Picasso
If you live life with the intention of making a difference in others’ lives, your life will be full not empty.
John C. Maxwell
The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they’re shot is very simple and the same.
Jim Jarmusch
A spiritual intention is a resounding YES to awakening to your fullest potential. It may include several of your life structures: mental, emotional, financial, relational – because there is no aspect of your life that is not spiritual.
Michael Beckwith
Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like other people. We are prone to make mistakes that cause confusion, inflict pain, and miscommunicate our intentions … The only choice we have is to reconcile ourselves to our own flaws and the flaws of other people, or withdraw from the community.
Christina Baldwin
Iliad by Homer is one of the great stories in literature. And I thought its themes really resonated today, whether that was my projection or Homer’s intentions. It didn’t seem like we had come very far.
Brad Pitt
My mother picked my name with a spiritual intention: Destiny, ‘what was meant to be.’ She was a very special woman, and a gifted witch.
Princess Nokia
What? You run? Coward! Stand still and die!” Percy had no intention of doing that.
Rick Riordan
I figure if I keep my health, I have no intention of retiring. I love to work. I want to be like Bob Hope.
Dolly Parton
It is not for human judgment to dive into the heart of man, to know whether his intentions are good or evil.
Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon
I think I can deceive people. I’m like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me. And I don’t have any bad intentions. But I’m a bad girl too.
Alicia Silverstone
The foundation of a good relationship with intentions & goals is keeping in mind that the primary aim of setting and working toward them is to feel the way you want to feel.
Danielle LaPorte
My intention is never to use my head as a weapon.
Shawn Porter
A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
Mahatma Gandhi
Let us be what God likes, so long as we are His, and let us not be what we want to be, if it is against his intention.
Saint Francis de Sales
Beginning ‘Beloved’ with numerals rather than spelled out numbers, it was my intention to give the house an identity separate from the street or even the city.
Toni Morrison
The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs.
Ernest Hemingway
It is a hard, embittering thing to have one’s kind feelings and good intentions cast back in one’s teeth.
Anne Bronte
My intention when I created Labs was that the people that used our products would be empowered to explore a fearless, daring attitude towards makeup – that’s why we always write ‘Use Without Caution’ on everything we make.
Pat McGrath
The United States has every intention of continuing to do the kind of reconnaissance and surveillance work we have done for decades, well known to everyone, that is essential to protect our national security, and frankly, the security of our friends in various regions of the world. It is part of our collection system.
Colin Powell
As a 13-year-old girl, it was never my intention to be the center of world news.
Laura Dekker
I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention.
Calvin Klein
I try to keep a positive intention and use whatever resources I have to benefit others. I try to create businesses that I think are not hurtful. I try to do things that I think are helpful to the environment, to the animals, and to the planet.
Russell Simmons
I began this book with the intention of concealing nothing, that those who liked might have the benefit of perusing a fellow creature’s heart: but we have some thoughts that all the angels in heaven are welcome to behold — but not our brother-men — not even the best and kindest amongst them.
Anne Bronte
Davos is about connecting the dots. It is a networking event and I mean that with the very best intention.
Margaret Brennan
I’m quite taken aback when I get something that appears to be technically a good photograph, because it’s not necessarily my intention.
Robert Rauschenberg
Management [ Providence ], knowledge, and intention are not the same when ascribed to us and when ascribed to God.
Show kindness and respect to everyone. Pure intentions make the biggest difference.
Stacy Keibler
I came up with a ‘forecasting cell,’ which is basically a mixed intention cell or chord that is a complete hybrid of a consonance and a dissonance, and what that does when you are improvising is lead you to where you are supposed to go.
Christian Scott
Simplicity and purity are the two wings by which a man is lifted above all earthly things. Simplicity is in the intention – purity in the affection. Simplicity tends to God, – purity apprehends and tastes Him.
Thomas a Kempis
Fear of the right type can be beneficial to the people of God (see Prov. 1:7), but the fear of man’s hostile intentions seldom fits that category.
Max Anders
Many of you have asked why it’s taken me so long to select a running mate. I have no intention of reaching into the political grab bag and grabbing any man to be my running mate. I’m going to reach in and grab a woman!
Pat Paulsen
When I left Tinder, I had no intention of getting back into the dating industry. What I ultimately wanted to do was start this contagious complimentary social network, where kindness was at the helm.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
Someone can have the best intentions,’ Markov said, ‘but offering the wrong advice, the wrong help at the wrong time, can be worse than not helping at all.
Tonya Hurley
My intentions were not to fascinate the world with my personality.
Mike Tyson
It’s like in politics: You can have great intentions for the world, but if you’re not a good speaker and if you’re not the sort of person that people can intimately link with, then it makes it very easy to say, “Well, they’re not a nice person.”
Tom Felton
When I do a record, it sounds more punk and raw. Or it will sound louder, or it will sound more shocking. Or mind-boggling. I’ll be trying to figure it out, but once I’ve got it figured out I’ll be like, I know this; I know where this came from. I think art is most interesting when the intention is not clear.
Bradford Cox
The eye is the window of the soul; even an animal looks for a man’s intentions right into his eyes.
Hiram Powers
Even a moderniser like Alexander II – who emancipated the serfs in 1861 – had no intention of devolving real power.
Saul David
We have no intention of abandoning the American people to unproven theories and extreme positions. We’re the people party and we’re going to stick up for the people.
William J. Clinton
There are no perfect men in this world, only perfect intentions.
Pen Densham
Confuse the enemy. Keep him in the dark on your intentions. Sometimes what seems a victory isn’t really a victory and sometimes a defeat isn’t really a defeat. Whether in attacking, counterattacking, or defensive tactics, the idea of attacking should remain central, to always keep the initiative.
Vo Nguyen Giap
Our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intentions of governments – as opposed to ordinary citizens – around the world, in the same way that the intelligence services of every other nation does. We will not apologize simply because our services may be more effective.
Barack Obama
We can’t build a safer world with honorable intentions and good will alone. Achieving the fundamental goals our nation seeks in world affairs – peace, human rights, economics progress national independence and international stability – means supporting our friends and defending our interests.
Ronald Reagan
I have no intention of ending my career in a rooming house, with full scrapbooks and an empty stomach.
Carole Landis
The majority of individuals view their surroundings with a minimal amount of observational effort. They are unaware of the rich tapestry of details that surrounds them, such as the subtle movement of a person’s hand or foot that might betray his thoughts or intentions.
Joe Navarro
While I had no intention of ending the series after ‘The Spellmans Strike Again,’ I did close many doors in that book and, with the fifth one, I was opening a lot of doors and not finding anything behind them and then opening another door and another until I found something. It was a while before I found my stride.
Lisa Lutz
Renunciation is not about pushing something away, it is about letting go. It’s facing the fact that certain things cause us pain, and they cause other people pain. Renunciation is a commitment to let go of things that create suffering. It is the intention to stop hurting ourselves and others.
Noah Levine
Good intentions, regular worship, Bible study, do not prevent blindness. Part of our sinful nature instinctively chooses to see what we want to see and to ignore what we want to ignore.
David Platt
You’re not doing the scene exactly the way it is in the book [The Hunger Games], but the intention of the scene is there.
Nina Jacobson
One is not the victim of mentation but instead is the very originator by virtue of intention to extract projected value. With this understanding, one is free from being dominated by the false “I” of the experiencer.
David Hawkins
I like it when I can hear directly from the writer: what they’re seeing, what they’re envisioning, and what their intention is.
Jennifer Hale
When you left the house today, you had the intention of putting clothes on and you did. You didn’t try to put your pants on today. You simply put them on. The same has to hold for all of our intentions. We don’t try to be more loving partners. We make the intention, and we act on it.
Patch Adams
Everyone is curious about the intentions of their enemies.
Jung Woo
Aikido is the principle of non-resistance. Because it is non-resistant, it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. Aikido is invincible because it contends with nothing.
Morihei Ueshiba
I let one thing result from another. Of course, all of it could have been just loosely connected coincidences. And whether that’s true or not, I know the intention was there. Becasue when I want something to happen-or not happen- I begin to look at all events and all things as relevant, an opportunity to take or avoid.
Amy Tan
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Charles Darwin
Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it. Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer.
Len Deighton
All physical beings have communication from their inner being in the form of emotion, and so, whenever your emotion is positive, you can know that you are in harmony with your inner intention.
Esther Hicks
I don’t want anyone writing in to point out that I spend too much money on books, many of which I will never read. I know that already. I certainly intend to read all of them, more or less. My intentions are good. Anyway, it’s my money. And I’ll bet you do it too.
Nick Hornby
Please tell me you will remember, no matter how much I do wrong that I had the best of intentions all along.
Travis Tritt
Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments .
Jim Rohn
Comedy is similar to hockey… in only one way. You get a lot of credit for assists. So I try to serve whatever the intention is, be it the joke or the story or the scene or the moment or the kiss, even if it’s not my joke or moment.
Johnny Galecki
Don’t think of us as separate beings. Imagine that we are one body and it’s been split into millions. When we sit in the mediation hall – that is unity
Frederick Lenz
I have no intention of running for office again.
George Allen
Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you.
Andy Andrews
I am a person who lives my life based on intention. I don’t do anything without intention because intention determines the outcome of your life. It’s like cause and effect.
Oprah Winfrey
I believe that I am God’s exact intention. It’s that balance of virtue and vice.
Cee Lo Green
The mass State has no intention of promoting mutual understanding and the relationship of man to man; it strives, rather, for atomization, for the psychic isolation of the individual. The more unrelated individuals are, the more consolidated the State becomes, and vice versa.
Carl Jung
Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed, and it is, of course, the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed.
Barney Frank
I did exactly what I wanted to do. It was always my intention to put a band together and be a band and not be about the solo pop guy. That was never me. All of the musicians that made me do what I wanted to do were bands. I didn’t see it any other way.
Chris Daughtry
Every noble action is selfish. Some selfish actions are nobler than others. But they are all selfish. And as such there can be no action purely noble anyway. Even the nobility in God’s great philosophical intentions is bounded by his vanity.
Kedar Joshi
The nature of what we’re doing is something, which is by its very nature, is non-formulaic. There’s no way that you can make it happen by intention alone. It’s something that you have to sort of allow it to happen, and you have to allow for it to happen.
Jerry Garcia
No, I only think you cruel, as I said the other day. Maybe not intentionally cruel; but you seem to be forcing me into disclosures which can result in nothing; as if you would have me bare a wound for the pleasure of looking at it, without the intention or power of healing it.
Kate Chopin
To be fair, I have no idea what my natural hair colour is any more – and I have no intention of finding out after 20 years of dedicated dyeing. I go to a local salon every few weeks to have my roots done when they have barely emerged.
Susanna Reid
What is important is to have a positive intent right from the start, and positive intent doesn’t always mean looking for the big shots. Positive intention when it comes to defending a ball or looking for a single.
MS Dhoni
Authenticity is an alignment between your beliefs, your desires and your choices in the world. Desires that are in alignment with core beliefs generate powerful actions. Like a wave that draws from the depths of the ocean, actions connected to your authentic self are more likely to manifest your intentions.
David Simon
In the discharge of this trust I will only say that I have, with good intentions, contributed toward the organization and administration of the Government the best exertions of which a very fallible judgment was capable.
George Washington
Anyone who says he knows God’s intention is showing a lot of very human ego.
Michael Crichton
When I go up there, which is my intention, the Big Judge will say to me, Where are your wounds? and if I say I haven’t any, he will say, Was there nothing to fight for? I couldn’t face that question. (Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful)
Alan Paton
I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions.
John Wesley
All that counts in life is intention.
Andrea Bocelli
I used some vivid language that, if I could take it back, I’d take it back. It’s not my intention to be personally critical of the President or of anyone else.
Paul O’Neill
Exercise for the joy of feeling good and getting better. Eat right with the intention of fueling your body with the things it needs to perform.
Tony Horton
Good intentions are not an excuse for maladministration of this magnitude.
Jean Chretien
It is my intention to proceed slowly with our trenches.
Peter Stuyvesant
A good painter has two main objects to paint, man and the intention of his soul. The former is easy, the latter hard as he has to represent it by the attitude and movement of the limbs.
Leonardo da Vinci
No idea will work if people don’t trust your intentions toward them.
Marcus Buckingham
There is no way of finding the middle ground, even with the best intentions of the world. Our most sensible policy is to stall.
Yitzhak Rabin
Shortly after news of Zarqawi’s death reached the media, al-Qaeda stated its intention to continue its oppression of the Iraqi people.
Mike Fitzpatrick
I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don’t dream I will make it, I won’t even get close.
Henry J. Kaiser
I don’t think I’ve ever gone on stage to be an asshole. I know one thing, from the past, and that’s that my intentions always began in a pure way. I really want to just try and play the songs.
Ryan Adams
We must, therefore, coolly and objectively adopt the standpoint that it can certainly not be the intention of Heaven to give one people fifty times as much land and soil in this world as another.
Adolf Hitler
The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you don’t know. Sometimes in doing what you intend, you also do what the knife intends, without knowing.
Philip Pullman
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
Wayne Dyer
Attention is the intention to live without reservation in the here-and-now.
Timothy Miller
We have our classic hood movies, right? Like “Boyz in the Hood.” We have our classic conscious films like Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” or “Stand By Me.” Even beyond Coogler, there are black films that are just voices. So the intention behind this [“The Land”] was to capture today’s.
Steven Caple Jr.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The intention of showing myself to the world has always been to be how I want to be and how I’m comfortable in the world, never to be anonymous. Right now, I’m just going with my instincts, and this is what I feel like doing. I’m always honest in what I put across.
Tomorrow is the devil’s day, but today is God’s. Satan does not care how spiritual your intentions are, or how holy your resolutions, if only they are determined to be done tomorrow.
J. C. Ryle
The photo-journalist and the photo-poet are both important. The problem is to separate the major objectives of the various groups and not to attribute qualities and intentions where they do not belong.
Ansel Adams
I had asked her for help, and she had sent me to the lions. I knew that she was trying to save her little girl, but sometimes mothers with the best intentions kill their daughters all the same.
Laura Whitcomb
Authentic power is the energy that Is formed by the intentions of the Soul. It is the light shaped by the intentions of love and compassion guided by wisdom
Gary Zukav
He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn’t afford it, so he started dealing to go to college – good intention.
John Leguizamo
My intentions with any of my music is to keep it futuristic and updated and be experimental and try new things.
Mayer Hawthorne
I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions.
Anthony Braxton
One should therefore not rely on mere words, but everywhere search for the intention behind them. (121)
Edward Conze
Follow, follow the sun, and which way the wind blows, when this day is done. Breathe, breathe in the air. Set your intentions. Dream with care.
Xavier Rudd
My intention was to grapple with the metaphysical meaning behind Scheherazade and present that meaning in its essence. Scheherazade is the symbol of the savior. She weaves tales not to save her own life, but to save humanity from its unending retributive response to injury.
Alonzo King
[I] don’t want people to see it [paintings] as a specific intention on my part. If somebody has that interest in these objects, of course they can see that, but from my own point of view, I’d rather stay as neutral as possible.
Michael Craig-Martin
Unless a decision has degenerated into work, it is not a decision; it is at best a good intention.
Peter Drucker
For so long as we condone injustice by a small but powerful group, we condone the destruction of all social stability, all real peace, all trust in man’s good intentions toward his fellow man.
John Howard
I do not get involved in the game to think that it is a future transition for me getting back into the ring. It was not my intention. I’ve stated many times that I did it for my son.
Bill Goldberg
If we can use technology to shorten the path between intention and action, that excites me.
Gerry Lopez
If one took a role with the intention of, “I’ll show them what I can do!,” then it’s not going to be good because the ego is going to just block everything.
Ezra Miller
Creation’s gold mine is in you. The key is deliberate intention. Whatever your dream may be at this moment, identify it. If you cannot define your desire, it can never become a reality.
Mary Manin Morrissey
As long as your intention is pure, and you know what you’re in it for, then you’re alright. And I’m in it because I enjoy it. I take it seriously… real seriously. I mean I could sit and talk all day about the music.
Trey Anastasio
The beginning of knowledge is the intention, then listening, then understanding, then action, then preservation, and then spreading it.
Abdullah ibn Mubarak
Everyday when you wake up, create the intention and then commit to making it your best day ever. Seriously. Do it.
Hal Elrod
Language surely does affect our thoughts, rather than just labeling them for the sake of labeling them. Most obviously, language is the conduit through which people share their thoughts and intentions and thereby acquire the knowledge, customs, and values of those around them.”
Steven Pinker
Men always look differently at women, even if it’s not your intention it is wrongly interpreted as such.
Gao Xingjian
The efficacy of a prayer depends not on the words but on the sincerity of intention.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Samuel Smiles
You can have the best of intentions and think you’re doing the right thing but you fall down when you’re going against your own instinct.
Nelly Furtado
Good intentions are only lies the weak tell themselves.
R.L. LaFevers
I am a man of Brazil, of F1. My middle name needs to change to Rubens F1 Barrichello. I have no intention of saying goodbye.
Rubens Barrichello
I thought I could write. So it was my intention to start off as a writer. But I wasn’t really great at delivering the word at the end of the day.
Lee Daniels
Let’s acknowledge the difference between speaking up with intention and speaking up for attention.
Monica Lewinsky
We all wear some disguise, make some professions, use some artifice, to set ourselves off as being better than we are; and yet it is not denied that we have some good intentions and praiseworthy qualities at bottom.
William Hazlitt
In politics intentions count for nothing; actions are what matter.
David Horowitz
I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything.
Sean Bean
You’ve got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You’ll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you’re trying to achieve in your life.
Patch Adams
For now ACID Kreationz has only one body and that’s me. I have intentions of hiring persons when I am through with university. For now it is only me but off and on I contract sound producers and other persons when the need arises.
St. Lucia
Institutions mistake good intentions for objectives. They say “health care”; that’s an intention, not an objective.
Peter Drucker
My intention is not to make clothes. My head would be too restricted if I only thought about making clothes.
Rei Kawakubo
You told me once that we shall be judged by our intentions, not by our accomplishments. I thought it a grand remark. But we must intend to accomplish – not sit intending on a chair.
E. M. Forster
The intention manifests when the condition is appropriate.
David Hawkins
I moved to L.A. to write and direct. I had no intentions of being in front of the camera.
Analeigh Tipton
We must all face the fact that in a single lifetime we lead several simultaneous lives; our intention should be to make them reinforce one another instead of colliding.
Brendan Gill
No word is absolutely wrong or dirty or insulting. It all depends upon context and intention.
Janet Jackson
Why do I need succession planning? Im very alert, Im very vibrant. I have no intention to retire.
Sheldon Adelson
Social evolution may be the result of intention, but it rarely, if ever, produces the result intended.
Rene Dubos
I had no intention of returning to films, but when I was offered ‘Drishya,’ I felt it was a good project to be associated with.
Navya Nair
When we started work on ‘Baahubali,’ my sheer aim was to be able to live up to the imagination that Rajamouli sir had in mind. As an actor, my intention was to bring up ‘Baahubali’ live on screen for the audiences. I never even expected in my wildest of dreams that the film would grow on to become a phenomenon of sorts.
It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.
Chin-Ning Chu
I’m not super open to new people. I have a small group of people I trust. I’m very intuitive, so I’m good at feeling out how people are, like if they have bad intentions. Sometimes I’m very closed off, which annoys me, but I think it’s for the best.
Kendall Jenner
I have no control over my writing. I have lots of good intentions, but no control. There’s a story that wants to be told.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Take five minutes to centre yourself in the morning…set your intention every day…if you don’t have five minutes, you don’t deserve to have the life of your dreams.
Oprah Winfrey
Your intention rules your life and determines the outcome.
Oprah Winfrey
It is my intention to make no provision herein for my son Christopher or my daughter Christina for reasons which are well known to them.
Joan Crawford
I would not be happy if I could not become a monk. They call it the beginner’s mind – the deep intention, the deepest desire that a person may have. And I can say that until this day, this beginner’s mind is still alive in me.
Nhat Hanh
What we can and should change is ourselves: our impatience, our egoism (including intellectual egoism), our sense of injury, our lack of love and forbearance. I regard every other attempt to change the world, even if it springs from the best intentions, as futile.
Hermann Hesse