Purely Quotes

Purely Quotes by Valerie Plame, Ivanka Trump, Jawaharlal Nehru, Jamie Hewlett, Stephen Root, Thomas Heatherwick and many others.

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From a counter-intelligence viewpoint, the OPM breach is really scary – but if we continue to see the erosion of purely commercial enterprises, where people lose confidence, the economy falters.
Valerie Plame
Passion is something that’s hard to discover purely through introspection. You have to have experiences – you have to learn real-time and through experiences what makes you tick.
Ivanka Trump
The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
Jawaharlal Nehru
I don’t go to enough exhibitions, purely because it intimidates me.
Jamie Hewlett
I’m more interested in knowing my cues than my lines. If you know what your cues are, then you know what your reaction is going to be to them. Acting is about reacting, and if I can kind of purely react, that’s easier for me.
Stephen Root
You can make people feel valued or cared for by design alone. It’s not purely about money. It’s about how we choose to value human experience.
Thomas Heatherwick
The Righteous Brothers were purely rhythm and blues, black music.
Bill Medley
One might almost say that the history of geographical discovery, properly so called, begins with Captain Cook, the motive of whose voyages was purely scientific curiosity.
Joseph Jacobs
If you turn on the stress response chronically for purely psychological reasons, you increase your risk of adult-onset diabetes and high blood pressure.
Robert Sapolsky
Every nation, like every individual, would like to believe it owes ‘no apology’ to anyone. Adults realise, however, that few among us are purely innocent or utterly blameless.
Stephen Kinzer
War had always seemed to me to be a purely human behavior. Accounts of warlike behavior date back to the very first written records of human history; it seemed to be an almost universal characteristic of human groups.
Jane Goodall
‘Mercury’ is one of the most challenging projects I have worked on. From the nuances of the actors’ expressions to the minute technicals of the movie, everything needed to be monitored and looked into. The actors were required to emote purely with their face.
Karthik Subbaraj
The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
George Balanchine
I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest.
Boris Johnson
It seems hopelessly improbable that any particular rules accidentally led to the miracle of intelligent life. Nevertheless, this is exactly what most physicists have believed: intelligent life is a purely serendipitous consequence of physical principles that have nothing to do with our own existence.
Leonard Susskind
It’s one of those scenarios where no, I never imagined that I’d be directed in a love scene – not even a love scene because it’s kind of a hard-core sex scene because it’s kind of just purely played for this carnal venting.
Thomas Haden Church
At a purely practical level, history is important because it provides the basic skills needed for students to go further in sociology, politics, international relations and economics. History is also an ideal discipline for almost all careers in the law, the civil service and the private sector.
Antony Beevor
From a purely selfish, batting point of view, I couldn’t bat any better than the 2010-11 Ashes and then in India in 2012. That was as good as I could play.
Alastair Cook
I never went to school to study acting, so I’m doing this purely on feeling, and I give it my all.
Mia Goth
The token gay character is always so funny and so fantastic. That’s happened a lot. Or they’re often purely victims.
Ezra Miller
Being a purely instrumental album, it makes a musical statement, not a religious one, and I hope that people can feel the emotion of the great melodies, even without the words.
Kenny G
I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them.
Geoffrey Fisher
Religion often is misused for purely power-political goals, including war.
Hans Kung
Imgur has always been profitable right from the very beginning, and the only time I ever had to spend money on it was for the initial domain name because as soon as I released it, people liked it so much that they were donating, and so Imgur survived for the first six months just purely on donations.
Alan Schaaf
The Pop art I wound up doing came to me purely from ‘Mad’ comics. I loved the idea of doing fun stuff. I met an art dealer who wanted to show the work – that was in January 1962 – and that was the beginning for me.
Peter Saul
Birmingham people are the salt of the earth, and I’ve carried that with me all around the world. People respond to a certain down-to-earthness that I have, and that’s purely as a result of coming from Birmingham.
David Harewood
At first, learning to bake was purely selfish, but I quickly learned I can’t eat every batch of cookies myself, so I would bake and eat what I wanted and give the rest away. I fell in love with feeding others as much as I loved eating sweets myself.
Christina Tosi
The proposition of an established classification of states as slave states and free states, as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern, as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary, and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit.
William H. Seward
I don’t say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth, but it’s a matter of dealing with reality. It’s purely peripheral and, in many cases, it’s just a facade.
Norman Granz
I just want to do something risque for my debut, purely because I didn’t want to make an entrance being the pretty, sweet type that I’ve been seen as for the last 3 years.
Holly Valance
There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
O. Henry
What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.
Daniel Humm
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.
Stephen Hawking
I’m not saying that the press is wrong to report any internal differences we have, but at the same time, I think it’s our job to keep them from becoming public issues, for anything that detracts from the purely athletic aspects of the sport is bad for us.
Pete Rozelle
I won’t say there’s disrespect for the Indian home cook, but I was never exposed to that. Even in a semi-urban Indian family, you will find a maid. And once you meet these people, you realise they cook purely out of passion or love for the family.
Ranveer Brar
Make no mistake, most women are well aware that they’ve never had it so good; when they enter a spa or salon, it is purely a hair/nails thing, a prelude to an evening of guilt-free fun.
Julie Burchill
When I started DJ’ing, it was no big thing. There was no money in DJ’ing, and you did it purely for the love of playing music.
Paul Oakenfold
There is among us a far closer relationship than the purely social one of a fraternal organization because we are bound together not only by a single interest but by a common goal. To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do.
Sandy Koufax
China also has moved away from its original status of purely producing basic, what you call, consumer commodities and Chinese companies are moving beyond China to various parts of the world.
Sellapan Ramanathan
Businesses can lead with their values and make money, too. You don’t have to simply be purely profit-driven. You can integrate social and environmental concerns into a business, be a caring business, be a generous business and still do very well financially.
Jerry Greenfield
When we find a ship, we turn it over to the state or federal government. It’s purely historical. I’ve never made a dime on any of it.
Clive Cussler
To say that most of us today are purely expansive is only another way of saying that most of us continue to be more concerned with the quantity than with the quality of our democracy.
Irving Babbitt
Yet I never want to make a movie purely for the money.
Richard King
I like to go to Africa purely with something to do. I’m not very comfortable getting into an armor-plated Land Rover and going to see things, with my hand gel, you know, it’s not me at all. So I like to hang out and you know, really get to know people and try and do something that resonates with them.
Damon Albarn
I love Styx as much as I could love anything in my life. I started playing in the band when I was 14 years old. You become so involved in something when you start in it that young; you’re doing it purely out of love of what you’re doing and a belief in it.
Dennis DeYoung
A Negro girl could never be purely innocent. The vengeful Race Fairy always lurked nearby; your parents’ best hope was that the fairy would show up at someone else’s feast and punish their child. Parents had to protect themselves, too, and protect you from knowing how much danger you all were in.
Margo Jefferson
My experience I consider an accident in the Hollywood system. I don’t believe it should be a reference for a black film maker, or an example for any young film maker, because it’s purely luck.
Euzhan Palcy
I don’t know if I’ve ever met anyone that’s purely good or purely evil myself. I think most of us live with some varying degrees between the two.
Taylor Sheridan
A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.
Mahatma Gandhi
When I was at uni, I got good grades and went on to do honours, but I kept thinking, ‘I shouldn’t be here.’ Something just didn’t feel right. When I finished, I decided that every decision I make from this day forward will be purely based on intuition, and I’m not going to fight that.
Cody Fern
If the government announced that it was going to allocate a vast tranche of education funding purely to the pupils at the best public schools, there would be a national outcry – and yet this is precisely what the Olympics represents in terms of sports funding.
Will Self
Wine is similar to music in that it’s a purely experiential realm, and it’s a purely subjective practice. That’s sort of the funny thing about wine criticism or, for that matter, music criticism. At times, those are useful guides, but ultimately it’s all about how you react to that music or wine.
Mike D
There’s only a handful of people who are just purely, inherently funny, and I’m not one of them. I need content and a situation. I don’t just walk on the screen, and people go, ‘Ha ha ha!’ There are people like that, and they can do almost anything. It’s the Christopher Walken Rule.
Gary Cole
I did a TV job, ‘Aint Misbehavin, purely for the money. I was disappointed with myself and, inevitably, incredibly unhappy.
Robson Green
Art collecting has traditionally been the domain of wealthy individuals in search of rewards beyond the purely financial.
James Surowiecki
The issue of the environment as seen by Pope Francis is not a matter of purely scientific or, indeed, theological debate: it involves economic and political views on how the world’s poor can be brought out of poverty while protecting the environment.
John Cornwell
I think my dream would be to move into film, purely because there’s a definite beginning, middle and end to a project. I struggle a bit with such a big series that’s going all the time.
Jessica Raine
The Pulitzer Prize is an idea; it’s a vote of confidence. Like literature, it exists purely in the mind.
Jeffrey Eugenides
I mean, sometimes it’s really good to listen to something like Tom Petty, that’s purely blissed out. But that’s not me.
Dean Lewis
I’ve always said this: Edge is purely a character.
I joined Facebook purely so I could play online Scrabble. You have eight tiles instead of seven, so you tend to have higher scores. I’m somewhere between 400 and 500.
To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity. You’ve got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.
Alan Moore
I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.
George Farquhar
Growth should take care of the fear of job losses. People will be challenged to do different things. For people who are not up to it, purely based on objective assessment, that’s a different issue, which, you do it anyway.
Uday Kotak
Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
Pope Benedict XVI
Today, I marvel at the vegan foods in the supermarket, at the cruelty-free clothing choices in stores, and at the fantastic alternatives to dissection in schools, the modern ways to test medicines without killing rabbits and beagles, the many forms of entertainment involving purely human performers.
Ingrid Newkirk
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
Vaclav Havel
But Iran has gone far beyond what is necessary for a purely civilian programme. It has concealed several nuclear facilities from the International Atomic Energy Agency, played hide-and-seek with the international community, and rejected all offers of co-operation from the U.S., the EU, and others.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
There’s definitely been some songs in the past that we’ve put out, and it was purely us going, ‘Okay, we think radio will play this. We think this will be a hit. This will be big for the show,’ and all this stuff. But it’s like, do you really believe in it?
Charles Kelley
A company like DreamWorks, all we do is make product. That’s all we do. We don’t own distribution. We are purely in the creation of content.
Jeffrey Katzenberg
I heard of this Texas studio. The owner, Tony Rancich, wanted to fly us out for the day to see the studio. I booked it the next day. He’s that rare guy that is in it purely for the love of it.
James Vincent McMorrow
Historically, WordPress has been purely focused on the writing side. However, we’re thinking about mobile completely differently, and I think there’s a big opportunity to take the community of creators that loves WordPress and deliver an audience to the amazing things they’re making.
Matt Mullenweg
The wonderful thing about theater as an art form is it’s a purely empirical art form. It’s all about what works. And every show, every production, is created anew right from the moment you go into the rehearsal hall.
Terry Teachout
I’m a believer in just open, free-form creativity, and you never know the surprises that life has in store, and that, purely on a creative level, there’s no such thing as rules.
Josh Trank
When it comes to terrorism, governments seem to suffer from a collective amnesia. All of our historical experience tells us that there can be no purely military solution to a political problem, and yet every time we confront a new terrorist group, we begin by insisting we will never talk to them.
Jonathan Powell
To me, a purely good individual or purely bad individual, that’s a comic book – that’s a fantasy – and I don’t do fantasy.
Taylor Sheridan
Alchametic magic is ‘How do I create something out of nothing purely through manifesting my will through power and light, which is value.’ That’s white magic. That’s alchametic magic.
Mike Cernovich
Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary.
Jacques Lacan
Successful givers secure their oxygen masks before coming to the assistance of others. Although their motives may be less purely altruistic, their actions prove more altruistic, because they give more.
Adam Grant
An ethical action, like an unethical action, is usually analyzed by politicians purely in pragmatic terms.
Adam Michnik
Every now and again, it doesn’t hurt to utter some home truths as long as it is not personal, just purely professional.
Adam Lallana
I accept a character purely based on its merits and not on any other criteria.
Salim Kumar
My work has spoken for itself, and I’ve been offered work purely on merit.
Mandira Bedi
The shortcoming of purely political discourse between Christians and Jews arises from the fact that it is largely built upon the perception of a common enemy.
David Novak
An all-rounder is someone who can make it to the team purely on the basis of his batting or bowling. Not both.
Garfield Sobers
Opera tells stories through the pure emotion of music. An exhibition has to tell a story purely visually. I’ve tried to incorporate both of those things – pure emotion and being more visual – into my writing.
Lisa See
I don’t approach films purely in context of genre.
Roger Deakins
I’m purely most happy on a film or television set. That’s where I feel I am home.
Jake Busey
Whenever I hear someone describe something as a ‘kids movie’ or a ‘family movie,’ it immediately has a negative connotation in my mind because I think, ‘Well, as an adult, I wouldn’t go see it by myself, because it’s purely for children and it holds nothing for me and it’s simplistic and it’s kind of easy.’
Steve Carell
I made records purely for fun – songs that made you feel good. I left the message songs to people like John Lennon.
Dave Clark
For someone who has no connect with Tamil Nadu, the language or the film industry and to be welcomed by some amazing names purely for my talent feels really great.
Shraddha Srinath
What I would like to do is a thriller. I’ve been wanting to do that for a long time, but one that was not at all dependent on special effects. Just purely psychological, but will scare the hell out of you. That’s what I would like to do. I have not found it yet.
Robert Redford
I wanted to show people that I don’t just make love songs that are about purely being in love.
Ella Mai
I feel blessed that I found not just a profession, but a 24/7 way of life that I purely love. That curiosity to be current, to listen to the Hozier album, to be early in recognition of a Lorde and spending time with her and Miguel, the pleasure of seeing new talent erupt… I love it.
Clive Davis
When ‘Pale Fire’ came out, that album was a big friend of mine. I’ve just always purely been a fan of El Perro del Mar.
Fred Armisen
I tend to look out for things with a resonance to my youth – artists or objects that seemed romantic all those years ago. I never buy anything purely for its value. I like possessions that smile back at me.
Nicholas Haslam
Too many members of the U.N. benefit from the status quo and won’t make decisions for purely altruistic reasons.
Richard Grenell
I appeared in Pankaj Udhas’ ‘Ahista’ video purely on instinct. I had turned down everything that had come my way till then. After I heard the storyline and the fact that were shooting in Sydney, I agreed. When the song went on air, I was still in Sydney.
Sameera Reddy
I announced my retirement from international cricket in May 2018 because I wanted to reduce my workload and spend more time with my wife and young sons. Some have insisted I was motivated purely by money. They are wrong.
AB de Villiers
The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way.
Jacques Delors
All that’s left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I’ve made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won’t leave me groping around in uncertainty any more.
Oskar Kokoschka
The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.
Bill Forsyth
From a purely craft standpoint, a simple character has a single motivation, while complex characters have two or three or more motivations, at least one of which is in direct conflict with another.
Nick Petrie
The sad reality is that there are no purely domestic issues in Israel. Issues that would be dealt with by municipalities in other countries – such as how to deal with a dangerous bridge or how to resolve conflicts between religious and secular bus riders – become major international issues when they occur in Israel.
Alan Dershowitz
The individual has become a mere cog in an enormous organization of things and powers which tear from his hands all progress, spirituality, and value in order to transform them from their subjective form into the form of a purely objective life.
Georg Simmel
When I began my career, I worked purely for the money.
Asha Bhosle
Vlogging started as a hobby – something I was partaking in purely for fun – and has now become a career, and that feels almost like an impossible reality.
Grace Helbig
I love to play a character. If I’m playing Cinderella or Aurora in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ or something like that, then I enjoy classical a lot. But to do just a two-minute solo, purely to show classical aesthetic, is not my favorite thing to do.
Sarah Hay
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The problem of evil, that is to say the reconciling of our failures, even the purely physical ones, with creative goodness and creative power, will always remain one of the most disturbing mysteries of the universe for both our hearts and our minds.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Also I just think I’ve been lucky enough to have great parents, and I’ve had good people around me who have always been honest with me, who would give me a purely metaphorical slap if I ever got too big for my boots.
Daniel Radcliffe
I don’t think content matters at all. Content won’t matter unless it matters to the stars. Producers are helpless people… They don’t dictate or guide content. It is dictated purely by stars.
Vivek Agnihotri
Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.
Eric Gill
More and more do I see that only a successful revolution in India can break England’s back forever and free Europe itself. It is not a national question concerning India any longer; it is purely international.
Agnes Smedley
I’m not emotional about investments. Investing is something where you have to be purely rational and not let emotion affect your decision making – just the facts.
Bill Ackman
When I work, I’m thinking in terms of purely visual effects and relations, and any verbal equivalent is something that comes afterwards. But it’s inconceivable to me that I could experience things and not have them enter into my painting.
Adolph Gottlieb
I got so broke that I had to take a job on a show called ‘BrainRush.’ That was purely for money. I was hosting this game show where it’s like ‘Cash Cab’ on a roller coaster, which is extreme, especially for me, since I hate roller coasters.
Lamorne Morris
I have made a promise to myself that I will have no limitations as an actor. I have realised I have to pay attention to the commercials or the business aspect of cinema, but deep inside, I am purely an artiste.
Randeep Hooda
The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
Edward Hopper
Maybe I was blessed that my main drive was purely selfish. I needed to make something, make my life better, wider, have poetry in my life, have something that gives me hope on an everyday basis. That was my main drive all along, really.
Yasmine Hamdan
The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate town resides in the creative process.
Peter Bart
I play purely from the heart, y’know, and so if it doesn’t work the first couple of hours, forget it.
Jeff Beck
The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective.
John Clayton
As is known, the sugar molecule as it passes through lactic acid can easily be split by purely chemical means.
Eduard Buchner
My connection with the Reich Ministers was of a purely official nature and was very infrequent.
Fritz Sauckel
My work is purely autobiographical… It is about myself and my surroundings.
Lucian Freud
We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.
George Ripley
I’m not in this for superstardom. I do it purely for the love of the sport. I just love fighting.
Carl Froch
There’s nowhere that looks like Singapore; it’s absolutely beautiful on a purely aesthetic level.
Lisa Joy
Candidates, of course, often claim that they want to run ‘a purely positive campaign,’ but this rarely materializes.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
Because the idea of zombies seems to make sense, and seems to, in a certain sense, be possible, I think one can use that to argue against the thesis that everything is purely physical. Now many people, I think, agree that the idea of zombies are conceivable, including people who want to be physicalists.
David Chalmers
I’ve started a company, called Tall Girl Productions, and we’ve got our first project that is purely producing, not writing, with a writer named Evan Daugherty. It’s for NBC, it’s called ‘Afterthought,’ and it’s science fiction-ish. That’s fun.
Melissa Rosenberg
Polychain is investing in blockchain assets. We do not invest in private companies or hold shares in private companies. We invest purely in tokens or digital assets, and those include assets that people are familiar with, like bitcoin and ethereum, as well as very early-stage projects.
Olaf Carlson-Wee
I’m not religious, I’m not romantic and I live purely by logic. I make every decision by logic and sometimes that leads me to the right and sometimes to the wrong decision.
Laura Marling
That cowboy look – the hat and the bandana – that’s not a fashion statement. That clothing is purely practical.
Ethan Coen
Linux has definitely made a lot of sense even in a purely materialistic sense.
Linus Torvalds
I always had, deep down, a slight aversion toward the purely cerebral in music.
Esa-Pekka Salonen
I would rather work in the theater than anywhere else, and it does seem to be a place where stories can and should be told purely.
Theresa Rebeck
I wanted to do pretty much a purely boy story, yes. The girls are kind of the bad guys in ‘Marble Season’, although that wasn’t my intention. It’s also a world without adults.
Gilbert Hernandez
Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.
Clive Barker
I never grew up on a staple diet of Hindi cinema. In fact, when I was a VJ, I was averse to it. Purely because I could never imagine myself being an actor.
Aditya Roy Kapur
I felt from time to time that shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do. Ideally, the cinema is becoming one with the music. There is little artifice involved. There’s no acting. I love it.
Jonathan Demme
The work I was involved in had no obvious therapeutic benefit. It was purely of scientific interest. I hope the country will continue to support basic research even though it may have no obvious practical value.
John Gurdon
The only definition by which America’s best days are behind it is on a purely relative basis.
Bill Gates
I have passed on on a lot of roles. I purely and simply do what I like.
Barun Sobti
I get the ‘Daily Mirror,’ purely and simply because they put the Racing Post prices in.
John Virgo
I started making films purely based on what I would like to see.
Nicolas Winding Refn
As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.
John Desmond Bernal
The magical and fantastical isn’t something I’m uncomfortable with in books, and I chafe slightly at the idea that a purely realist novel somehow has more value.
Patrick Ness
Do you want to be strangely various, or do you want to be purely yourself? Either way, revere no one.
Howard Jacobson
People ask, ‘What are the scientific questions you’re going to answer?’ New Horizons doesn’t have any of those; it’s purely about raw exploration… We’re not ‘rewriting the textbook’ – we’re writing the textbook from scratch.
Alan Stern
I just love Steven Seagal for his pure – his perspective on what being a hero is: just a purely evil, cruel perspective.
John Boehner was and is an unprincipled ward-heeler who simply couldn’t weather the transition of the Republican Party from a corporatist party with a sizable conservative base to a purely conservative party.
Alex Pareene
A society based on a market economy which decided that people should only be allowed to take up senior positions in business, administration and the professions purely on merit would have to abolish the main mechanisms for taking up the top positions in society: inherited wealth, tax havens and private education.
Michael Rosen
The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I’m not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
Pete Townshend
It’s fun to watch a show that you can watch with any member of your family, and you’re going to laugh, and you’re going to be moved, and you’re going to have fun, rather than this dark, brooding, cold, ‘purely procedural show.’
Dean Devlin
When we heard that America is pulling out of the Paris Agreement, that’s unfortunate, but frankly – speaking purely from my competitive juices point of view – we are delighted that somebody’s not going to look at these opportunities. They’ll be all there for us.
Anand Mahindra
I have never liked the memoir form because I tend to think that memory fictionalizes anyway. Once you claim that you are writing a narrative purely from memory, you are already in the realm of fiction.
Francisco Goldman
I have never been able to read Agatha Christie – the pleasure is purely in the puzzle, and the reader is toyed with by someone who didn’t decide herself who the killer was until the end of the writing.
A. S. Byatt
For more than three months, I had been president and primary owner of Spellman Investigations, and I can say with complete certainty that I had more power in this office as an underling. My title, it seemed, was purely decorative. I was captain of an unfashionable and sinking ship.
Lisa Lutz
David is purely a conceptual artist. He didn’t play any instruments or paint or anything. We were painters.
Tina Weymouth
As a child, I personally didn’t really get to know any Jews. I was eight years old when the Night of Broken Glass happened. And Ludwigshafen was purely a workers’ city, so we didn’t have a very big Jewish community. What I did know about the Jews, I heard from my mother. My mother was very much pro-Jewish.
Helmut Kohl
We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem.
Yasser Arafat
Take the great example of the four-minute mile. One guy breaks it, then all of a sudden everyone breaks it. And they break it in such a short period of time that it can’t be because they were training harder. It’s purely that it was a psychological barrier, and someone had to show them that they could do it.
Malcolm Gladwell
Fashion somehow, for me, is purely and happily irrational.
Hedi Slimane
The one good thing about our school was the Cadets; I chose to be in the Navy, purely for the sailor’s outfit. A pity we had to give them back.
David Walliams
Some of football’s gaudiest displays of manliness are purely aesthetic. It’s not what players do, it’s how they look doing it.
J. R. Moehringer
If you’re designing out of a purely creative place, not thinking of the girl, then the consumer’s not going to take notice.
Alexander Wang
To be here in America so soon after the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage and at the birth of the Caitlyn phenomena feels so timely. It feels perfect for my universe to collide with Caitlyn’s, but on a purely personal level, I just think she is utterly fabulous and brave.
Boy George
Generally I don’t like doing remakes, but I think that’s more in the cynical world of Hollywood where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons.
Gerard Butler
I’m pretty old-fashioned. I feel most people – and this is purely from observation; I’m not an expert – but I think most people want to get married, whatever one might say about the institution of marriage, especially if you are in a long relationship.
Nicholas Stoller
There’s nothing I want less than a piece of cheese or a burger. I have nightmares I’m being force-fed these things. I have no interest in converting anyone. It’s purely how I want to live my life. I don’t judge anyone.
Ginnifer Goodwin
My compulsion to always be working has become less strong and my current business is purely down to this enormous alimony. If I wasn’t doing this I’d be making documentaries about wildlife and other subjects that interest me.
John Cleese
The cap that I wear on a particular day depends purely on my dress code.
Himesh Reshammiya
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with not knowing how to play an instrument, but the rise of the non-musical producer has done away with musicianship and focused attention purely on the song’s hook.
Maybe I’m just purely lucky. If I’ve come up against obstacles I’ve always found another way around it.
P. J. Harvey
Watergate was a third-rate burglary. It was purely domestic in nature.
Richard Painter
I don’t talk about how many cars I’m going to drive, how many houses I’ve got. I just purely want to be the best I can be.
Raheem Sterling
You think that the CNN hosts can aggressively challenge government officials? I don’t think so. It doesn’t look that way at all. And of course, when you get to Fox News, they’re a whole different animal: they’re purely propaganda.
Cenk Uygur
What’s not OK is using government policy and taxpayer dollars to push for an investigation if the motivation is purely political.
Steve Hilton
We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence. You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off. There is no moss on that stone.
Gary Cherone
Watching a whole cluster of friends, and my own mother, die over quite a short space of time convinced me that purely materialist ‘explanations’ for our mysterious human existence simply won’t do – on an intellectual level.
A. N. Wilson
In a business that’s driven purely by economics, the fact that one or two unique shows happen to get on and reach a public for a brief time doesn’t constitute a trend.
Mark Frost
We were in a great, seething moment in the 1970s. There was a new Labour government and everything seemed full of hope… But, as we got older and we saw how much women’s behaviour contributed to what was wrong, we stopped being able to see ourselves purely as.
Helen Garner
I have a problem with the blatant celebrity exhibitionism that happens in this business and being sold purely as a brand.
Jason Patric
I’d love to claim the title of ‘songwriter’ or ‘intellectual,’ but the truth is that anything that I ever learned how to do in conjunction with music was purely so that I would have a platform to sing from.
Brandi Carlile
In the game of politics, both parties are sometimes guilty of passing really stupid laws that, in reality, are purely symbolic and have no real impact on anyone.
Whitney Tilson
When you’re in love with it you’re willing to do whatever it takes, whether be it cold tubs, or massages, acupuncture, whatever it might be. I think when you love the game purely all those things you’re willing to do is sacrifice.
Jamal Crawford
Our epoch is a time of tragic collision between matter and spirit and of the downfall of the purely material world view.
Wassily Kandinsky
A world without newspapers or a world where the newspapers are purely electronic and you read them on a screen is not a very appealing world.
Bill Bryson
As we realize that more and more things have global impact, I think we’re going to get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest.
Peter Singer
We are constantly learning and growing and changing. We are really an experiment. We are endeavoring to discover if a community of faith can exist purely for the good of others.
Erwin McManus
Because obviously the whole purpose of putting records out is purely and simply to make money.
Mel Torme
No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
Christopher Columbus
‘Newton’ is a very Indian film. I think, after a long time, people will see an Indian film in its true form. As in the story, the character, it is set in the heartland of India, but it’s purely like how there was a time when Hrishikesh Mukherjee used to make sweet Indian films.
Rajkummar Rao
Eventually, I’m going to be judged purely on my own merits.
Duncan Jones
I was brought up in a way that was based purely on the senses. Everything in my upbringing was a reaction to growing up on an organic farm or to the emotions of animal cruelty, as well as the visuals of my mum’s and my father’s art – he was also an art collector.
Stella McCartney
If every country’s climate policy was driven purely by environmental science, we may have no need for international agreements.
Ali Bongo Ondimba
For me, the perfect film has no dialogue at all. It’s purely a visual, emotional, visceral kind of experience. And I think one can create wonderful depth and meaning and communication without using words. I started out as an illustrator and a cartoonist and caricature artist, so for me the visual is primary.
Bill Plympton
A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible.
Jean Giraudoux
Boring heroines are, in my opinion, the most common romance mistake. We loathe hanging out with women who define themselves purely through their relationships… why would we want to read about them?
Sarah MacLean
I’ve had various people close to me die, and I don’t necessarily find the idea of death purely depressing.
Simon McBurney
With no faith, purely as a scientific experiment, I started meditating and watched if it changed my music. It did, but it didn’t make it more mellow. It made it easier to get into the flow of creativity.
Rivers Cuomo
For the first time ever we have our own buses. That’s purely out of necessity because Gwen’s got her nannies and the babies on her bus, and Tom has his wife and his nanny and baby, and Adrian his wife, nanny and their son.
Tony Kanal
The magic in ‘Sholay’ was purely because of Salim-Javed. I didn’t do anything.
Anyone who has set out to invent a purely imaginary story knows that the whole thing is fantasy, from beginning to end; there must be a sense of magic created about the most restrained of naturalism.
Russell Smith
A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
It wasn’t purely Alex Ferguson’s experience that made him a good manager, because he did it when he was inexperienced. But if you’ve got the qualities needed, and then you add experience to it, someone who’s been through it, well, that has to be advantageous. There’s no doubt about that.
Roy Hodgson
We have an obligation at the local level to do everything we can with the resources we have. And we do those things. But we’re never going to solve homelessness – not here in Portland, not here in any major city in America – if we keep assuming that it is purely a local issue.
Ted Wheeler
I don’t know that I’ve ever looked at baseball like a purely casual fan. That’s just realistic when you grow up with it putting food on your table, and with it taking your dad out of town.
Joe Buck
Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means… airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.
Cecil Beaton
Whether people choose to have same sex relationships or relationships outside the marriage – whatever happens between two consenting adults should be purely their business, not the state’s or the society’s.
Kabir Bedi
When I was first writing ‘Feed’ – which was the first book I published as Mira – I talked about it very openly on my blog, on Twitter, that I was writing this book, and it wasn’t until after it was sold that I said ‘Mira Grant’ wrote this book. And the reason there was really purely marketing-based.
Seanan McGuire
I see magic in conversation and words, and music is purely speaking to others, isn’t it?
Jade Bird
Purely on their own, words are inert splashes of ink, sound waves, blips on a screen and the like. Our minds perceive these and make meaning and our minds are part of living in the real world.
Michael Rosen
It’s a lot of work and I also feel like I’ve done it. I miss comedy. And I also think that, from purely a logistical standpoint, that the day-to-day schedule on a comedy allows you to have a life, much more of a life, than on a drama.
Adam Arkin
It is particularly pleasing to see how purely basic research, originally aimed at testing the genetic identity of different cell types in the body, has turned out to have clear human health prospects.
John Gurdon
Learning certain things purely through memory is related to the developmental forces that are present between the sixth or seventh year and the fourteenth year of life. This quality of human nature is what mathematical instruction should be based on.
Rudolf Steiner
No film can do well purely on the basis of dance.
Remo D’Souza
The global threat of ‘Big Brother’ can actually be conquered purely by technology.
Pavel Durov
Galleries needn’t be exactly like White Columns purely because times are bad again. But the idea of this special space could – should – help shape what comes next.
Jerry Saltz
The solo album is really my way of branching out and doing my own thing. I’m mostly known for playing other people’s music, so this is a way to just do something that is purely from my heart and my creativity. So it’s really exciting.
Nita Strauss
When you’re underwater with goggles on, a couple of your senses are taken away, and it becomes this purely visual thing. It’s just you and yourself.
Mark Foster
Tokenization applies to scarce assets. Today, the most appropriate thing to tokenize is something that’s purely digital. Bitcoin and ethereum are the canonical.
Balaji Srinivasan
The Celtic Church as we know it, till gradually brought under Roman discipline, was purely monastic. The monasteries were the centres whence the ministry of souls was exercised.
Sabine Baring-Gould
On a purely personal level, it’s very strange, because as a kid, Superman informed my personality. Now I’ve been given the job of forming Superman’s personality and, in some ways, drawing on my own background.
J. Michael Straczynski
I am two different people. What you see on the court is just natural for me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I have always said ‘C’mon’ purely to fire myself up. Off the court, I am a lot shyer. I stick to my team and my family and people I trust.
Lleyton Hewitt
As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It’s not a style that’s difficult to pick up. It’s purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.
Boz Scaggs
If Salman Khan is not marrying, it is his personal decision and purely a personal matter. The issue is not related to empowerment of women.
Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Given the best of all possible worlds, I would make a few changes. I would place emphasis on increasing the amount of funding that goes into programs like Pell Grants, that purely and simply award funds to students who really cannot afford full tuition.
Charles Vest
I don’t really consider myself a novelist, it just came out purely by accident.
Wole Soyinka
Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least harmless in primitive man.
Konrad Lorenz
All of us have read the stories about young people in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there, and I think that artistically, I really didn’t understand the commercial side of the film business, so I went back to a purely artistic setting.
Marisa Tomei
I think nostalgia used purely for the sake of emotional reminiscing is extremely boring.
Oneohtrix Point Never
When you act, you really have to give all of yourself, and if you’re doing that purely for money, it’s not healthy.
Emily Browning
I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific questions into value questions.
Friedrich August von Hayek
The cultivation of sensibility on purely personal lines may, in fact, be the very worst training for a world where only the corporate and the cooperative will matter.
John Grierson
People always talk about the implication and applications of a process, but for me, the goal is purely about knowledge. Knowledge can become practical today, in 20 years, or in 500 years. Ask Newton. He didn’t know there would be space research based on his accident with the apple.
Ada Yonath
Our government should be entirely and purely secular. The religious views of a candidate should be kept entirely out of sight.
Robert Green Ingersoll
I am purely a technocrat and I reject all ideological labels.
Gita Gopinath
I was one of the first practitioners of social engineering as a hacking technique, and today it is my only tool of use, aside from a smartphone – in a purely white hat sort of way. But if you don’t trust me, then ask any reasonably competent social engineer.
John McAfee
Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss… whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving.
Brandon Boyd
I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.
Audre Lorde
When I write a novel, I want it to be completely different from a screenplay. I’m very conscious of the difference, and I want novels to work purely as novels. Otherwise I don’t see how they’ll survive – why don’t we just all go to the movies or watch television.
Kazuo Ishiguro
I’ve done a lot of films that are purely live-action roles, and even if I hadn’t come across performance capture as a technology, I think I’d always consider myself a sort of mercurial actor.
Andy Serkis
If I were surrounded by angels who were purely rational and had no inclinations at all, I couldn’t do anything for them. I couldn’t make them happy; I couldn’t make them sad, I would be entirely useless as a moral agent.
Thomas Pogge
The admission of one man, either hereditarily or for life only, into the place of chief of a country, is an evidence of the infirmity of man. Nature has set up no difference between a king and other men; a king, therefore, is purely the creation of our own hands.
William Godwin
Not that I got bored with it all, or I didn’t like the people in The Moody Blues. I just wanted to go off and do other things purely because it was out there, you know. I’m kind of glad that I did and that I didn’t just stick with one thing.
Denny Laine
There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.
Martin Gardner
Every type of purely direct concrete description bears the mark of artistic portrayal.
Max Weber
I would love to live in a world that is purely equal, where everyone has equal opportunities in every way. But that is not reality.
Danielle Macdonald
The most significant moment in the course of intellectual development, which gives birth to the purely human forms of practical and abstract intelligence, occurs when speech and practical activity, two previously completely independent lines of development, converge.
Lev Vygotsky
I actually love doing period pieces, purely because it takes you into a different world, mentally. The clothes you have to wear are so far from our everyday clothes that it immediately helps with the character and putting you in that mind frame.
Tamsin Egerton
When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance.
Eberhard Weber
The Chili Peppers do a lot of improvising, but it’s within the framework of song structures. The Meatbats is from a purely instrumental standpoint. But when you hear the term ‘instrumental music’ you think it’s real serious stuff and everybody’s playing a million notes and it’s about playing fast. That’s not what we do.
Chad Smith
The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.
Christopher Dawson
Novelists of a conservative or more purely aesthetic bent hold up better on the surface, but their novels go in and out of fashion according to relevance or irrelevance.
Jane Smiley
I’d want to read the stories that I’d written, I’d want to show the drawings that I made. That was just purely natural. So I knew I wanted to go into the arts in some way and that I’d want to show that work in some way.
P. J. Harvey
I used to think if I didn’t have a drink it was going to be a rubbish night, so I’d drink purely to get drunk.
Megan McKenna
Egocentrism appears to us as a form of behavior intermediate between purely individual and socialized behavior.
Jean Piaget
Street artists want to add something to the environment. They consider the audience, whereas graffiti writers don’t care about anyone except themselves, they do it purely for the kick.
Ben Eine