Sense Quotes by Steven Wright, Les Brown, James Fenton, Brian Eno, Marcus Buckingham, Fabolous and many others.
My secret to staying young… Having no sense of time.
We are living in very challenging times. Pressured in the workplace and stressed out at home, people are trying to make sense of their lives.
Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense of what can and cannot be done.
Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you’re listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.
We dream of having a clean house – but who dreams of actually doing the cleaning? We don’t have to dream about doing the work, because doing the work is always within our grasp; the dream, in this sense, is to attain the goal without the work.
I feel like I can really adapt to any type of fashion sense that I want to.
Just the life of doing what I do, being in the public eye, it’s a stressful environment… You feel strange, self-aware, very foolish. Your third eye clicks on, just to try to maintain a healthy sense of perspective, and you think, ‘What am I doing here? I’m just making a movie, and people want all these things from me.’
When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon.
You can defeat fear through humor, through pain, through honesty, bravery, intuition, and through love in the truest sense.
I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done.
I was very lucky to get well known much later in life. You need to have flopped quite a few times to get a sense of how little any of it has to do with you.
All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.
People who have a sense of self-efficacy bounce back from failure; they approach things in terms of how to handle them rather than worrying about what can go wrong.
I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I’m an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after.
When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail.
Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
To make sense of a world in which rapid change and globalisation create genuine insecurity, we need benchmarks by which we can judge our actions and their long-term impact.
Many people identify their sense of self with the problems they have, or think they have.
I remember being young in the 1960s… we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world.
My biggest skill is common sense. I understand life.
The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning – it’s a man or a woman without a sense of humor.
Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
Bringing a child into the world makes sense only if this child is wanted consciously and freely by its two parents. If it is not, then it is simply animal and criminal behavior.
I don’t know if the term ‘liberation theology,’ which can be interpreted in a very positive sense, will help us much. What’s important is the common rationality to which the church offers a fundamental contribution, and which must always help in the education of conscience, both for public and for private life.
The physician’s duty is not to stave off death or return patients to their old lives, but to take into our arms a patient and family whose lives have disintegrated and work until they can stand back up and face – and make sense of – their own existence.
You know, sometimes, when they say you’re ahead of your time, it’s just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.
If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor.
Man is unique in creation because he has a sense of justice and truth. We spend billions of dollars each year to set up court systems to see that justice is done, and we build prisons for those who transgress the laws we enact.
I have always admired women that have a strong sense of self, complemented by femininity. I especially appreciate the presence of these women in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as real estate.
There is no more effective way to radicalize American Muslim youth than for political leaders to make public displays of prejudice against all Muslims. Suspicion will undermine their sense of identification with America and alienate some from both the culture and from politics.
Kids are brought into show business because they are cute and see truth and they’re very bright. But there’s a sense of doing it because you want the adults to be approving of you. You want to make them happy.
Music is sunshine. Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.
When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
Why should poetry have to make sense?
Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense… that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
I have a dark sense of humor.
Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
When I first started out, I was really attracted to having my own sense of style because I started swing dancing, lindy hop, and jitterbug.
It’s because I have no sense of shame that I’m always willing to give things a go: I’ve ridden horses naked into the sea, I’ve climbed rocks, all kinds of things.
Juvenile justice is probably the area that’s most ripe for reform, in the nice liberal sense of the word, simply because there’s no getting around the fact that a teenage brain is not an adult brain.
Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.
Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment.
For me, victory isn’t measured by winning in the traditional sense.
You can be taught so much, but the sense of anticipation cannot be taught.
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
Now we have black and white elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense that we are one community, one family. Really, we are the American family.
Let us not become so intense in our zeal to do good by winning arguments or by our pure intention in disputing doctrine that we go beyond good sense and manners, thereby promoting contention, or say and do imprudent things, invoke cynicism, or ridicule with flippancy.
Since politics fundamentally should be a moral enterprise, the church in this sense has something to say about politics.
The year 2100 will see eugenics universally established. In past ages, the law governing the survival of the fittest roughly weeded out the less desirable strains. Then man’s new sense of pity began to interfere with the ruthless workings of nature. As a result, we continue to keep alive and to breed the unfit.
The passive aggressive arguer comes armed with tricky tactics. They cannot take the risk that they might be wrong: their self-esteem is too intertwined with their opinions. It is more important to affirm their rightness, and sense of superiority, than to arrive at the truth.
There are some concerns that are universal. Everyone wants to be loved, and everyone wants to feel like they belong somewhere in the world. Everyone wants to do something and feel like they have a sense of purpose. These are just the things that I think about and the things that make their way into my songwriting.
Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.
The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from.
Being a 25 year old man with no money or job affected my sense of self-worth. Rejection became unbearable. Auditions weren’t just acting jobs, they were lifelines.
The human mind has infinite capacity to rationalize, and evil characters just push that boundary a bit. Whatever they’re doing, they think it makes sense to do it, and they think they have a good reason to do it. In short, they feel justified.
Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.
We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
A strong sense of humor, a really awesome personality, and maturity is also really important in a boyfriend. I tend to only be attracted to older guys for that reason. I just love guys who have a really strong sense of who they are.
Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you’ll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding.
I love children and I get along with them great. It’s just that I believe if you’re going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, ‘I want a family.’ I don’t feel that sense of urgency.
To discover the true principles of Morality, men have no need of theology, of revelation, or of gods: They have need only of common sense.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
A memoir is my version of events. My perspective. I choose what to tell and what to omit. I choose the adjectives to describe a situation, and in that sense, I’m creating a form of fiction.
I think as a filmmaker my first contribution would just be to make a good movie that people would love to see and leave the theatre charged, with a sense of excitement.
Older people say, ‘Oh I loved you in ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ and that’s the only film they want to talk about. Equally, there are people who only want to talk about ‘Galaxy Quest.’ And there’s a whole bunch of teenagers who only want to talk about ‘Dogma.’
There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
My dad was very much a John Wayne kind of guy, but he was also a great guy, great sense of humor, a real dedicated dad. I don’t think he ever missed a hockey game I was in.
I have this sense of independent heartbreak, of annulling romances before they get their feet off the ground.
You have to have a sense of humor about life to get through it.
The benefits of prison education go beyond lowering recidivism rates and increasing post-release employment. It can also rekindle a sense of purpose and confidence.
Magic is a state of mind. It is often portrayed as very black and gothic, and that is because certain practitioners played that up for a sense of power and prestige. That is a disservice. Magic is very colorful. Of this, I am sure.
I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humor.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
I’ve met a lot of people who’ve lost their jobs and they still have a sense of humor.
I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened.
You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.
Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
I pictured myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried to sense what it would be like.
What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.
For kids, it’s best to teach them how to fold their clothes first. Kids will be able to fold their clothes at about three years old. You don’t want to teach them how to put away toys first because it’s difficult. Clothes are something kids wear every day, so it’s easy for them to have a sense about their belongings.
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
What I like about the jokes, to me it’s a lot of logic, no matter how crazy they are. It has to make absolute sense, or it won’t be funny.
I think you can judge from somebody’s actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there’s a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
As much as I don’t want to admit it, my fans are the only ones that can hurt my feelings when they’re not pleased with what I’m presenting. I want it to be perfect for them. I want them to have a different sense of pride in my music.
I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world… it pushed me to think of things bigger than life’s daily routines… to think beyond what is immediate or convenient.
I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word – politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.
Don’t talk to me about a man’s being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?
I think ballet has influenced my personality a lot in the sense that I am very disciplined in all of my endeavours. I am always on time; I take things very seriously. I’ve built up my inner strength and self-esteem over time as I’ve improved as a dancer.
Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense.
I don’t know, maybe I have a sixth sense or something.
Sustainability makes good business sense, and we’re all on the same team at the end of the day. That’s the truth about the human condition.
As a kid, I’d watch MTV and think how great it would be to have my own music videos on those shows. Now I turn on MTV and, along the bottom of the screen, it often reads, ‘Coming next… Pixie Lott.’ That’s so strange that I can’t even begin to make sense of it.
Science, in the broadest sense, includes all reasonable claims to knowledge about ourselves and the world.
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.
My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics.
Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
Be hopeful. Be optimistic. Never lose that sense of hope.
I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Time-space as commonly understood, in the sense of the distance measured between two time-points, is the result of time calculation.
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.
If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor.
I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
I wasn’t close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud, like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together.
The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
To do justice to a lifelong dream of being a writer, I must give it the intense concentration and focus I gave to track. To do both with excellence is not possible. It is with a sense of sadness and joyous anticipation that I leave track and move on.
Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s hard to take being on the top – or on the bottom. I guess I’m something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things… Life is one crisis after another.
I knew racial discrimination at its worst in the 1930s. I lived with the humility of it but I never lost my sense of humor. Humor is the escape valve from the deadly reality of adversity.
I’ve never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we’re all friends; we’re all good friends.
The answer is, who you are cannot be defined through thinking or mental labels or definitions, because it’s beyond that. It is the very sense of being, or presence, that is there when you become conscious of the present moment. In essence, you and what we call the present moment are, at the deepest level, one.
I’ve always had this incredible sense of urgency. I’ve always had this desire not to let things fester and to really seize the moment, because it’s serendipity.
I really didn’t feel challenged anymore. I wanted to learn something and be excited again… While it can be a family – that environment is actually a family – in the sense that also you sometimes hate each other, you can’t stand being around each other and grudges are held… I was getting cranky on ‘Criminal Minds.’
I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend’s garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together.
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
I do not have a sense of humor of any recognizable sort.
I had a sense of who I was before I got famous.
Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.
Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
I often have said that to be a college president, you need a thick skin, a good sense of humor, and nerves like sewer pipes.
Human progress has always been driven by a sense of adventure and unconventional thinking.
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
We each have a sixth sense that is attuned to the oneness dimension in life, providing a means for us to guide our lives in accord with our ideas.
Some people feel affronted when something they thought to be true doesn’t happen. If that’s the case, then your sense of risk is much higher, and that leads to risk aversion. You need to be able to be comfortable in uncertainty.
Myths give us our sense of personal identity, answering the question, ‘Who am I?’
On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Obviously, you would give your life for your children, or give them the last biscuit on the plate. But to me, the trick in life is to take that sense of generosity between kin, make it apply to the extended family and to your neighbour, your village and beyond.
Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.
Fatherhood isn’t always a planned thing, but when it happens you just do it. It’s very natural and in that sense it’s not really difficult.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
I feel such a sense of empowerment being a mom. But I do wonder: How do they/we do it all?
Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one’s heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Logic must look after itself. In a certain sense, we cannot make mistakes in logic.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.
The best scientists and explorers have the attributes of kids! They ask question and have a sense of wonder. They have curiosity. ‘Who, what, where, why, when, and how!’ They never stop asking questions, and I never stop asking questions, just like a five year old.
The failure to invest in youth reflects a lack of compassion and a colossal failure of common sense.
A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.
Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can’t do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that’s all a direct result of getting sober.
I still have a Gypsy sense of adventure. I don’t think I have slept in the same bed for more than three or four months my whole life. I am always planting vegetables that I never get to eat and flowers that I never see flower. I have always moved around the world.
Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.
I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what’s evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We’re less sure about what is good. There’s sort of good, good enough, could be better – but absolute good is a little harder to define.
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
It’s a great responsibility before God, the judge who guides us, who draws us to truth and good, and in this sense the church must unmask evil, rendering present the goodness of God, rendering present his truth, the truly infinite for which we are thirsty.
There is a lurking sense that there is a kind of seedy corruption underlying a lot of public life today. But while journalism does a very good job of describing that corruption, it is failing to bring it into a bigger focus. To explain what it is all about.
If you succeed in doing something good for the people, it gives you a great sense of satisfaction.
We’re in a world where masculinity, especially with these big spectacle movies, is often pushed by rippling six packs and forcing an image down someone’s throat trying to prove masculinity. Whereas I think true masculinity comes from having a strong sense of self.
I went to school, I went to college. I know how to read. Even though I lack common sense sometimes, I am book smart.
I remember knowing, for a while, for a long time, that I was kind of abnormal in some sense.
I don’t really have a type. I don’t want to be a cliche. But personality is a big thing for me. You can find cute guys all over. But he’s got to have some sort of sense of humor, which is so hard to find in a guy. He’s got to be a bit smart.
People need realness, reality. People can sense when someone is being pretentious or fake. It’s because you feel it; you see it in someone’s body language.
Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
I believe that stories are incredibly important, possibly in ways we don’t understand, in allowing us to make sense of our lives, in allowing us to escape our lives, in giving us empathy and in creating the world that we live in.
Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.
Our sense of fairness tells us that people should pay for the wrong they do.
One in 200 stars has habitable Earth-like planets surrounding it – in the galaxy, half a billion stars have Earth-like planets going around them – that’s huge, half a billion. So when we look at the night sky, it makes sense that someone is looking back at us.
Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable.
I believe if religion brings you to a sense of peace, that’s beautiful. But I also believe if religion’s not your thing, that’s fine, too, just so long as you’re a good person and you find that one thing that leads you to peace and teaches you to have harmony with yourself and other people around you.
Only when you are aware of the uniqueness of everyone’s individual body will you begin to have a sense of your own self-worth.
My fashion sense is relatable but stands out because it’s my own.
Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.
It makes sense that a witch lives in a swamp.
The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
Queen Victoria was a woman of peerless common sense; her common sense, which is a rare gift at any time, amounted to genius. She had been brought up by her mother with the utmost simplicity, and she retained it to the end, and conducted her public and private life alike by that infallible guide.
The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.
I wasn’t brought up with any religion at all. At school and in my early 20s, I read every religious text I could get my hands on – Buddhist scriptures, Hindu texts, the Qur’an, and the Bible. I wanted to feel like something made sense to me, that there was something sacred I could feel aligned with.
If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
A question is a pursuit, an invitation to envision and explore a series of possibilities, to struggle and empathize and doubt and believe. The question moves, whereas our sense of what an answer is can often be static, a stopping point.
I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I think, and out of all that I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can.
Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.
There’s a real purity in New Zealand that doesn’t exist in the states. It’s actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It’s a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected.
Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
The purpose of the mission must be thoroughly understood beforehand, and the men must be inspired with a sense of personal dedication that knows no limitations… In an age of high technology and Jedi Knights, we often overlook the need for personal involvement, but we do so at our own risk.
I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.
Both individuals and societies tell themselves stories to simplify and make sense of the messy chaos of reality.
One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
The process of editing is what I enjoy most – putting the pieces together and making sense out of them.
Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.
Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
I come from a family of teasers myself. My grandfather was from Liverpool, and he had a dry sense of humor, and he would tease us terribly. My brother Beau was so skilled in his teasing that he could get a rise out of me by simply pointing at me.
I don’t play the traditional Charlie Parker songs. But I do improvise and I do create with my instrument, and that to me is jazz. But there are people who use the word ‘jazz’ only in a traditional sense, and they would be offended by that, and that’s fine.
A coach’s greatest asset is his sense of responsibility – the reliance placed on him by his players.
Ultimately, it’s a sense of camaraderie and friendship with local people that is core to my journeys.
The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man.
To be able to make statements, you need to be confident about what you think. You need to have a sense of right and wrong.
It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.
Big companies have always needed and cooperated in areas where it made sense.
Outwardly, I may look quiet, but deep inside, I’m full of this sense of challenge. I’m always striving to work harder, to improve by learning, to do better and keep dreaming.
When I was doing research on the M.C.s and spending time with these cats, one of the things that struck me and made me realize that I could deliver this world to an audience was their really dark and acute sense of humor.
I believe that when you’re in love you have to pour your heart and soul out to your partner… or why bother? So in that sense I’m an incurable romantic when it comes to men.
We are extremely uncomfortable with the spiritual aspects of gardening, and yet most people feel it in some form or other, even if it’s a sense of connection to the greater world on a beautiful day.
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise.
Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn’t mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense – the idea that anyone can make it.
If you write a book about a bygone period that lies east of the Mississippi River, then it’s a historical novel. If it’s west of the Mississippi, it’s a western, a different category. There’s no sense to it.
There are two births: the one when light, First strikes the new awakened sense; The other when two souls unite, And we must count our life from thence, When you loved me and I loved you, Then both of us were born anew.
In Korean, the word ‘future’ is made up of two parts. The first part means ‘not,’ and the second means ‘to come.’ In that sense, ‘future’ means something that will not come. This is to say the future is now, and our now is us living our future.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
When I design and wonder what the point is, I think of someone having a bad time in their life. Maybe they are sad and they wake up and put on something I have made and it makes them feel just a bit better. So, in that sense, fashion is a little help in the life of a person. But only a little.
It was wrong to capture wild animals and confine them in captivity for people to go and gawk at them. And that’s basically how zoos got started. But once you do that, and once you have animals that have been bred in captivity, you’re really stuck with them in some sense. You can’t return them to the wild.
When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen.
Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.
I think Bitcoin really feels empowering in a sense.
My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn’t want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.
There is no alternative to peace. There is no sense to go to war.
The one thing I didn’t expect was to learn how much of a sense of humor Jerry Reinsdorf has. He’s really funny. I never got a chance to see his sense of humor when I was working for him or playing for him.
Songs are all poetry, and they don’t make any sense.
Isolation doesn’t bother me at all. It gives me a sense of security.
Learning Jimmy Carr riffs off by heart is not the way to anyone’s heart, unless you’re Jimmy Carr. And remember, the two most attractive things in a man is a sense of danger and being able to make a girl feel really safe.
People had lost trust in governance. Getting back that trust, instilling a sense of hope and belief that good governance and development would be back on track, is my biggest achievement.
Richard Nixon was an evil man – evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of decency.
It makes no sense to have oil if to get it out you have to let the multinationals come and take it.
Women are only children of a larger growth. A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humours and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters.
All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Quite simply, if you’re feeling anxious, angry, a sense of shame, whatever it is, breathe in and agree to touch or feel it. Breathing out, offer space and care to whatever’s there. If there’s blocking to touching it, emphasize the in-breath and stay embodied.
Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
I think that anything that begins to give people a sense of their own worth and dignity is God.
I feel like my life has been a series of miracles. I was in every sense a lost cause.
I was so depressed for so many years over trying to become a working comedian that my sense of self-worth would plummet.
Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within.
I’m strange! I have a weird sense of humor! I look crazy!
A first difficulty of the Arab movement was to say who the Arabs were. Being a manufactured people, their name had been changing in sense slowly year by year. Once it meant an Arabian. There was a country called Arabia; but this was nothing to the point.
My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren’t in a very good mood.
Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
I grew up with horses and cattle, running around on dirt hills with this real sense of space. We didn’t have neighbours – well, the nearest ones were kilometres away.
All of imagination – everything that we think, we feel, we sense – comes through the human brain. And once we create new patterns in this brain, once we shape the brain in a new way, it never returns to its original shape.
The best leaders are readers of people. They have the intuitive ability to understand others by discerning how they feel and recognizing what they sense.
I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone.
The sense of smell in all dogs is their primary doorway to the world around them.
The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
Camaraderie doesn’t happen by accident; developing a strong sense of trust, accountability, and togetherness around team goals requires intentional effort.
Let’s not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can’t have high standards without good discipline.
All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what’s sexy or cool or tough.
Hemingway was a prisoner of his style. No one can talk like the characters in Hemingway except the characters in Hemingway. His style in the wildest sense finally killed him.
Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
Philosophy is common sense with big words.
Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
I want to do things that are true to me and give people a sense of who I am.
I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable. It seems like religion and myth were invented against that, trying to make sense out of it.
It’s a weird league in the sense that sometimes you get goals when they definitely shouldn’t have gone in, and sometimes you’re doing everything right and it’s just not going in. It’s the way it goes. I think every player who’s ever played in this league has gone through it.
Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.
So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.
When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to talk about being professional in IT. Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.
We think about democracy, and that’s the word that Americans love to use, ‘democracy,’ and that’s how we characterize our system. But if democracy just means going to vote, it’s pretty meaningless. Russia has democracy in that sense. Most authoritarian regimes have democracy in that sense.
I met Elton John at an Interview dinner, and we just sort of became friends. He’s got such a wicked sense of humor.
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
They say military have the so-called ‘secret intelligence’ – this amount of intelligence must be very secret, since I’ve never seen any intelligent military person, nor I have seen any sense in the bloody stupid wars.
By refocusing our space program on Mars for America’s future, we can restore the sense of wonder and adventure in space exploration that we knew in the summer of 1969. We won the moon race; now it’s time for us to live and work on Mars, first on its moons and then on its surface.
Jack Kerouac influenced me quite a bit as a writer… in the Arab sense that the enemy of my enemy was my friend.
As a leader, these attributes – confidence, perseverance, work ethic and good sense – are all things I look for in people. I also try to lead by example and create an environment where good questions and good ideas can come from anyone.
We have a great sense of togetherness. It is our team spirit that has taken us to this World Cup.
Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That’s what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
I am in the position where I don’t have to work for the sake of working, so I’m very lucky, in a sense. So, I can always sit back and wait for a project that I respond to, that I want to do.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
I do believe that using fragrance is a plus. It’s one of our senses and it’s be a waste not to use our sense of smell. I also think smell is something that tells a lot about a person.
The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
It’s a very naive idea to think that the chef is cooking everything, and, on top of it, is irreplaceable. That would mean that basically he is the only genius, and there are idiots all around him, which doesn’t make sense.
The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.
If some things don’t make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose.
Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.
When you come together with your other half, you immediately experience a sense of wholeness and completeness.
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
When life doesn’t make sense, we can still have peace.
Once you appreciate one of your blessings, one of your senses, your sense of hearing, then you begin to respect the sense of seeing and touching and tasting, you learn to respect all the senses.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of ‘I know.’ Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.
Adolescence, that swampy zone between safety and power, is best patrolled by adults armed with sense and mercy, not guns and a badge.
Seeing the funny side of life is useful, and I’ve always had a sense of humour.
I have people who love me and people that I love and a man that I love. So in that sense, I feel that I’m pretty well rounded.
I think the success of a talk show depends on how true it is to the personality of the person hosting it. The shows I really admire, like ‘Oprah’ and ‘Ellen,’ are distinctively like their hosts, so I think my show will be successful only if we try to stay consistent to my own sense of myself.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
There’s no sense in being precise when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.
Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.
Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. It is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.
Singing is kind of like stress relief and everything just kind of makes sense when I’m doing this.
Everyone has to have a sense of duty. A duty to society, to their family. I mean, you name it.
Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.
There is nothing useless to men of sense.
Long before gun control was touted as ‘common sense’ measures, the concept was promoted as a means to keep ethnic populations in an unequal position while assuaging the fears of whites.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don’t have a sense of humor it just isn’t funny anymore.
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it… The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations.
Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.
The cell phone has become the adult’s transitional object, replacing the toddler’s teddy bear for comfort and a sense of belonging.
When people repeatedly hit me, I would feel a sense of unfairness.
Ethereum is enabling a new form of financing in ICOs that is like a massive gravitational pull – dragging every entrepreneur with a sense for opportunity into its blackhole-level gravity.
Historically, baseball has used the 60-yard dash to measure speed. In the most trivial way, this makes sense. This measurement, however, doesn’t tell us much about baseball speed.
My greatest strength is common sense. I’m really a standard brand – like Campbell’s tomato soup or Baker’s chocolate.
Good planning is important. I’ve also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you’re in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you’re depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension.
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
It’s a massive difference when you play in front of full stadiums; you can sense the buzz around the players, and it helps us get that extra one or two per cent that may be the difference in games.
All phenomena are real in some sense, unreal in some sense, meaningless in some sense, real and meaningless in some sense, unreal and meaningless in some sense, and real and unreal and meaningless in some sense.
I wasn’t shy, but I was really hyper. Nobody got my sense of humor. I was a black skater kid.
A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
Human beings are social creatures. We are social not just in the trivial sense that we like company, and not just in the obvious sense that we each depend on others. We are social in a more elemental way: simply to exist as a normal human being requires interaction with other people.
I believe in the power of great clothing. It can evoke confidence, beauty, and a sense of glamour.
Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.
I love a girl with a good sense of humour, who is confident but who has a sweetness to her – that melts my heart.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.
It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself and the problems you face in life. Sense of humor can save you.
A good attitude is really important. And a sense of optimism, someone who has ideas and isn’t afraid to pitch them no matter what level she is. Someone who is proactive. Someone with efficiency and common sense. They don’t always go hand-in-hand, common sense and, well, everything else.
A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
The institutionalization of Black Studies, Feminist Studies, all of these things, led to a sense that the struggle was over for a lot of people and that one did not have to continue the personal consciousness-raising and changing of one’s viewpoint.
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Magicians lose the opportunity to experience a sense of wonder.
When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
That ability to take in your surroundings and sort out the important stuff, to be aware, to be vigilant. Then take all that information, put it together, and see if it makes sense to you.
What keeps me going is a constant sense of disappointment with what I’ve already done.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
Cameramen are among the most extraordinarily able and competent people I know. They have to have an insight into natural history that gives them a sixth sense of what the creature is going to do, so they can be ready to follow.
I, myself, have tried following people around me, and I’ve got lost and ended up feeling emptiness rather than a sense of accomplishment. I’d like everyone to find their own role models within themselves.
There’s a point of no return when you’re cooking tomatoes. A little too much heat, a little too long in the pot, and you lose that sense of fresh ripeness that makes tomatoes so great.
Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.
I know what’s funny, and I probably know the best way to deliver the joke. Whether it’s walking out of a room, facing that way, facing this way. I just have a sense of that.
Social media websites are no longer performing an envisaged function of creating a positive communication link among friends, family and professionals. It is a veritable battleground, where insults fly from the human quiver, damaging lives, destroying self-esteem and a person’s sense of self-worth.
Love makes no sense at all. But it’s the most powerful and amazing force in the entire universe.
The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens.
In Japan, you have no idea what they are saying, and they can’t help you either. Nothing makes any sense. They’re very polite, but you feel like a joke is being played on you the entire time you’re there.
It is not possible to live in this age if you don’t have a sense of many contradictory forces.
I am not a nationalist in any way, and I hate flag waving, and I don’t think much good has come out of nationalism. I am proud of Scandinavia in the sense that we have actually managed to create a very tolerant and human society, which is very livable.
I seem to be stuck in the ’60s, and my favorite music, cars, and women’s fashion come from that era. And the sense of social rebellion. It was a good time for a lot of things.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
I don’t work with anyone out of a sense of charity. I use people as long as they are useful to me.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
The Oriental thinks everything in the sense-perceptible world is ‘maya’; everything perceived by our senses and all thinking connected with sense perceptions is ‘maya,’ the great illusion. The only reality is the reality of the soul. What a human being achieves in his or her soul is reality.
A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.
There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out.
With my music, I can express myself so much. A lot of the fans can sense that I’m relating to them something that’s quite personal.
Obviously there is no such thing as race, and in many ways, sex is a continuum, not a binary. So it doesn’t make sense to label people in that way.
Compassionate action emerges from the sense of openness, connectedness, and discernment you have created.
The only place I’ve felt was really my home is my cabin up north. There’s something in the water there that connects me to that place. There’s also this sense of isolation and loneliness about it that I’ve never been able to shake.
My priorities are going to be to play a very balanced role in the sense that I have to keep an eye on the challenges in the environment. At the same time, I have to keep an eye on the optimism that is there for India.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.
Military deployments have never been something to enjoy, but the consequence of the actions, the shared nature of the sacrifices, and the nobility of the cause are invigorating. To be clear, I’m not talking about the killing and the death; rather, the sense of purpose that pervades every action, reaction, and outcome.
A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?
There’s so many different types of illusions; our lives are an illusion in a sense.
I’ve got two older sisters who I’m very close to. And my son’s grown up with a big sense of family around him.
Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don’t understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn’t understand what they were talking about.
I believe that if you don’t derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don’t come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don’t feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.
People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualized. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive.
All political order presupposes a pre-political order, a sense that people belong together. And then, of course, they might seek a contract that embodies their togetherness. But the togetherness has to be there.
We are living in a epoch where there is combat between commercialism, or the system of reckless waste, and communism, or the system of neighbourly common sense.
When a chick has a sense of humor, there’s nothing more attractive.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
We’re really all alone. We can’t ever get inside another person’s spirit, and see the world they do. So we are alone in that sense. The only way we have to communicate feelings is through words.
To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.
My father was a civil servant, so having a regular job, being respectable is a big deal for me. Respectable in the sense that I support my family. That’s what I mean by respectability.
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
The sense of anger I had when I was younger is something I thought would never go away. Over time, it’s something you get almost bored with.
A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.
Some people don’t like long bus rides, but I love them. There’s sort of a sense of solitude.
I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there’s always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
I don’t think of myself as a role model for others, but I like to live my life by my own integrity. So, in that sense, I might be a positive influence. I do believe you should get over your insecurities and just try to be the best you can.
I like to be prepared enough to be completely unprepared. I don’t know if I make sense, but I have a fantasy of living someone else’s life. And to do that perfectly, I need to prepare myself just as properly.
The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn’t got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient.
The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.
Young love is wild and outrageous, laughing at moderation and blinding us to common sense.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
In life, you need many more things besides talent. Things like good advice and common sense.
It’s interesting because I don’t ever want to ask a better question than I can answer, if that makes sense. I find that frustrating as a viewer. Compelling questions, while not easy, are easier than compelling answers.
I never learned all the things you’re not supposed to do; I just do what makes the most sense.
When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
I work from a deep sense of insecurity. I have the belief, and I can’t shake it, that there are endless reasons to turn the channel. There are hundreds of channels and entirely other things to do besides TV. And if you make a bad television show there’s no reason for the audience to come back the following week.
The devil took advantage of Christ’s hunger to tempt him to limit his concern to the relief of human need. These are vital concerns, but they cannot be the sole concern of the Church. We need daily bread; we need, too, a reason for living, a sense of purpose, a vision.
Each part of my life provided respite from the other and gave me a sense of proportion that classmates trained only on law studies lacked.
Lasting love has to be built on mutual regard and respect. It is about seeing the other person. I am very interested in relationships and, when I watch couples, sometimes I can sense a blindness has set in. They have stopped seeing each other. It is not easy to see another person.
No one believes more strongly than I do that every Christian should be a theologian. In that sense, we all need to work it out. I want all Christians who can read, to read their Bibles and to read beyond the Bible – to read the history and theology.
I don’t think it makes sense to set high goals about how my ideal woman should be. It is like calling for trouble. That would make one close-minded and not open to meeting different kinds of people.
As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
It’s worth pointing out that conflicts between racially oppressed people often result from the fact that colonialism worked on divide and rule. Certain ethnic, religious, racial or indigenous groups were deliberately privileged over others in order to create a sense of investment in upholding the power structure.
A sense of humor is great – it goes a long, long way in a marriage.
Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It’s fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people.
Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that loafing never can.
Humans think in stories, and we try to make sense of the world by telling stories.
If we don’t plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don’t have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
The average citizen in this county has more intelligence and sense in his little finger than the editor of ‘The New York Times’ has in his whole head.
I feel very lucky and privileged to be a writer. I feel lucky in the sense that I can branch out into prose and tell different kinds of stories and stuff. But being a writer is so great because you’re literally not dependent on anybody.
The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.
Common sense is very uncommon.
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
I feel lazy when I’m not working. I learned all my business sense from my dad. He always believed in me, and I think the last thing he said to me before he passed away was, ‘I know you’re gonna be OK. I’m not worried about you’.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
Transparency and liquidity make sense in my head, so that’s why I have an affinity for blockchain as a whole.
If you are going to make a change, make it big and bold. Walk up to the biggest guy on the block, stand in his face and get it started. Then go around, brigade by brigade, making it make sense.
Editing is simply the application of the common sense of any good reader. That’s why, to be an editor, you have to be a reader. It’s the number one qualification.
If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don’t need an analyst.
Every individual is a person necessarily imbedded in a range of multiple relations, and therefore, no one is really independent in anything but a relative sense; no one is truly autonomous.
I really don’t act. I just live what George and I are doing. It has to make some sort of sense to me, or it won’t ring true. No matter what the script says, there’s no audience and no footlights and no camera for me. There’s no make-believe. It’s for real.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence.
We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
Because I’ve never had any higher education of any sort, I’ve never held in awe those who have had it or have a sense of superiority over those who don’t.
You have to figure out how you can step forward and affect your own life. I think that sense of empowerment is actually really positive, specifically for the young generation because they’ve been bystanders in their own lives for a while.
I follow science and common sense. Science says you should eat a variety of foods and eat more fruits and vegetables – I do that.
Even if it comes off natural, everyone has a fashion sense.
Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
I don’t think that every single case of sexual harassment has to result in someone being fired; the consequences should vary. But we need a shift in culture so that every single instance of sexual harassment is investigated and dealt with. That’s just basic common sense.
With health care, despite the fact that we as a nation have already chosen to provide health care in one form or another to everyone, we have, until Obamacare, chosen to pick the least cost-effective means, a mix of private and public offerings, of providing that care. That makes no sense.
I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
It makes no sense to me that my gay friends cannot get married to each other because a certain slice of Christianity doesn’t believe in gay marriage.
Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life’s possibilities.
I made, over the years in Cambridge, several very good American friends, and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word, a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England.
Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.
There’s a sense of sovereignty that comes from life on a mountain.
We are really living the American dream, to be a successful brand in the States and in Europe and to steep ourselves in our heritage. But we do it with a sense of humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously in fashion.
In humans, smell is often viewed as an aesthetic sense, as a sense capable of eliciting enduring thoughts and memories. Smell, however, is the primal sense. It is the sense that affords most organisms the ability to detect food, predators, and mates.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
When playing big festivals, I tend to play big, over the top techno tracks, like hands in the air songs that make sense being played in front of 30,000 people. I steer away from subtlety in the interests of big bombastic dance music.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
A crowded ferry ride away from Tanzania’s coastal city, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar is a marvel for the senses. Every sight and smell is provocative, inspiring a sense of the old and new.
I’m not a religious person, and I’m not too interested in being a part of a religion, but I do like having some sort of communal gathering, and having some sense of peoples.
The fact that the colors in the flower have evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; that means insects can see the colors. That adds a question: does this aesthetic sense we have also exist in lower forms of life?
In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.
Historically, defense spending cuts have preceded increased international turmoil as America’s global enemies sense a failure of will.
A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low; upon a sense of purity and of romance.
People who are given whatever they want soon develop a sense of entitlement and rapidly lose their sense of proportion.
We actually say in ‘Nightbreed,’ ‘God is an astronaut, Oz is over the rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters go.’ There’s a lovely sense in which there’s a simple thesis being played out here. These are things you understand as a child out on the play yard.
We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense.
Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves.
I have been in many countries, and I have found there people examining their own love of life, sense of peril, their own common sense. The one thing they cannot understand is why that same love of life, sense of peril and above all common sense, is not invariably shared among their leaders and rulers.
In a sense, terrorism blossomed in the advent of television. Television promotes terrorism in religion and in politics.
As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.
Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.
Never forget your sense of humour.
I’m down to earth; people sense that and they appreciate it.
I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.
People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question.
I’m a good Catholic girl in the way that Madonna is. In the sense that I’m not that good at all.
Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.
Having children does become tied to a sense of identity and our value as humans.
When you have a sense of calling, whether it’s to be a musician, soloist, artist, in one of the technical fields, or a plumber, there is something deep and enriching when you realize it isn’t just a casual choice, it’s a divine calling. It’s not limited to vocational Christian service by any means.
Everything I’ve ever thought about doing has been, in some sense, about helping people.
The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose.
The passionate fans they have and also the ambition of the manager and the chairman. It was an easy descion to choose West Ham. London is also closer to my wife’s side of the family – so provided her more help to raise the kids. Everything made sense and I’m extremely happy.
We live in a disposable, ‘cast-off and throw-away’ society that has largely lost any real sense of permanence. Ours is a world of expiration dates, limited shelf life, and planned obsolescence. Nothing is absolute.
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
Singing aloud leaves you with a sense of levity and contentedness.
The hate and scorn showered on us Negro officers by our fellow Americans convinced me that there was no sense in my dying for a world ruled by them. I made up my mind that if I got through this war I would study law and use my time fighting for men who could not strike back.
Though suffering and trauma are not identical, the Buddha’s insight into the nature of suffering can provide a powerful mirror for examining the effects of trauma in your life. The Buddha’s basic teaching offers guidance for healing our trauma and recovering a sense of wholeness.
I’m just willing to try different things. But you gotta keep it all making sense.
My personal decorating style is cozy, romantic and a little rustic, with a sense of whimsy.
Basically, I think you need two things to get by in this world: a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed.
Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince – so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he’s no Prince Charming!
I don’t happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don’t know what’s funny about a character… This happens to be a feature of my life generally.
When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel.
I’m OK with procedural code, and the web is a top-down type of problem. It makes sense to me that you have HTML, you spit out a bunch of HTML, then you call a function to do something and then call another function.
Camp is so universal. It buys that sense of togetherness. You have camp friends that you only see at camp and couldn’t see an entire year.
Common sense is often underrated.
There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.
Hong Kong girls have a genius sense of style. I came back to the States thinking no one here has any individuality. Or cute enough socks.
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
I love the desert and its incomparable sense of space.
I’ve got a great sense of humor, and if I’m able to say or do something in a movie that people feel like they want to repeat, that’s hugely flattering.
I’m not just a big-haired redhead country singer who dresses flamboyantly, has this wicked sense of humor and wears rhinestones.
I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.
I can only go places because I know that I can go away from them, if that makes sense. I like the gypsy lifestyle that filming affords.
My sense is if the Episcopal Church can’t stand challenge within its own ranks, then it is not a church I would want to be a member of anyway.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Joni Mitchell’s someone who has tried to make sense of her own world, sometimes painfully, through song.
It is important for people to be able to read all sides of every question; for a feeling of national unity does not come from one-sided or inadequate information, but from a sense of freedom impartially secured and of opportunity equalized by a just government.
Our task is to find teaching methods that continually engage the whole human being. We would not succeed in this endeavor if we failed to concentrate on developing the human sense of art.
I look at my voice and my abilities as a gift. I don’t feel that I can even take any credit for it, but it’s such a huge presence in my life. It is my life. It’s my identity, it’s everything. And it’s given me a great deal of joy and a sense of purpose – I can’t imagine my life without it.
One way to organize your thoughts is to tidy up, even if it’s in places where it makes no sense at all.
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
Do what you love. Do what is important to you and your family. I just want to encourage people to just go for it and do what makes sense to you.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a ‘map’ for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.
Creating an overall healthy lifestyle for yourself doesn’t require a radical diet or significant life change. In fact, it can be attained through common sense decisions about the way we eat, move, and live.
Laughter is an important part of a good relationship. It’s an immense achievement when you can move from your thinking that your partner is merely an idiot to thinking that they are that wonderfully complex thing called a loveable idiot. And often that means having a little bit of a sense of humour about their flaws.
Economists who have studied the relationship between education and economic growth confirm what common sense suggests: The number of college degrees is not nearly as important as how well students develop cognitive skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving ability.
Common sense would suggest that having ability, like being smart, inspires confidence. It does, but only while the going is easy. The deciding factor in life is how you handle setbacks and challenges. People with a growth mindset welcome setbacks with open arms.
English is like music. The English language is really fit for singing. The notes match the feelings, and it makes sense.
Our particular problem in America at this point in history is the widespread loss of the sense of individual significance, a loss which is sensed inwardly as impotence.
Trust is a big word for me. Loyalty and trust, for me, are everything. It’s the core of what I’m about and what the people around me hopefully are about. It’s a certain thing that gives you a sense of security. It’s the biggest factor in everything I do.
I think that ‘Saving Grace’ is pretty funny. I think that the show and the woman have a pretty great sense of humor.
The Heaneys were aristocrats, in the sense that they took for granted a code of behavior that was given and unspoken. Argumentation, persuasion, speech itself, for God’s sake, just seemed otiose and superfluous to them.
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.
When you take your attention into the present moment, a certain alertness arises. You become more conscious of what’s around you, but also, strangely, a sense of presence that is both within and without.
The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
There is that lovely feeling of one reader telling another, ‘You must read this.’ I’ve always wanted to write a book like that, with the sense that you are contributing to the discourse in middle America, a discourse that begins at a book club in a living room, but then spreads. That is meaningful to me.
Most people have a very strong sense of organizational ownership, but I think what people have to own is an innovation agenda, and everything is shared in terms of the implementation.
When in doubt, make no sense. No sense is good. And nonsense is good.
First figure out why you want the students to learn the subject and what you want them to know, and the method will result more or less by common sense.
I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
My forms are geometric, but they don’t interact in a geometric sense. They’re just forms that exist everywhere, even if you don’t see them.
Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
I like to use light as a material, but my medium is actually perception. I want you to sense yourself sensing – to see yourself seeing.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.
I hate the natural sound of the trumpet, but I think I’m naturally set up to be a trumpet player. I know that sounds weird. But pretty much anytime I play a note, I’m uncomfortable in a general sense.
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
I was away from the front lines for a while this spring, living with other troops, and considerable fighting took place while I was gone. When I got ready to return to my old friends at the front I wondered if I would sense any change in them.
The new conservative movement has to take on Trump’s sense of boldness.
Jesus said, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.’ I think if he lived nowadays, instead of ‘kingdom,’ he would have said, ‘dimension.’ And ‘heaven’ refers to a sense of vastness or spaciousness.
Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing.
I am always surrounded by very, very charming men, very intelligent men with a great sense of humour who always keep me entertained and pampered.
I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.
Nikola Tesla, one of Colorado’s famous residents, always believed that the gasoline engine made no sense.
I think there’s something peculiar about me that I haven’t died. It doesn’t make sense but I refuse to die.
The only durable sense of success is if you’ve followed your calling.
The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man – that is to say, the strongest and cleverest – is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person.
I have experienced heartbreak but not in a classical sense.
I never had huge amounts of money when I was young. I had huge amounts of fame, and I always had the sense of labor and recompense. I always said I don’t want to work for pay, but I want to get paid for my song.
The ‘democracy gap’ in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the ‘least worst’ every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the ‘least worst’ gets worse.
Today’s Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.
If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.
The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong?
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
I have this sense that I didn’t really start growing up until my twenties.
One of the most destructive things that’s happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together – which can lead to nightmares of social collapse.
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children. And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.
If you’re in your early 20s and you’re hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real ‘workers’ run into every day. They’re running into a completely different set of problems like ‘What’s the party going on right now that I should be going to?’
Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action.
Christiania has a lot of strong, nuclear families. It gave us a sense of empowerment and belonging and richness. We had so much love; we were never in doubt that we were wanted in this world.
Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
The sixth sense is at the core of our experiences. It is what makes experiences out of events.
Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humour.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
A soulmate is someone whom, when you meet, without thinking – without letting your neocortex play into the decision – you feel an instant familiarity, a sense of connection, a longing.
You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
What is common sense isn’t common practice.
When I step into a character’s shoes, I don’t judge them. I make a conscious effort not to look from the outside in but look from the inside out, and when you do that it allows you to feel and sense things more, and act and react from a core, you know?
If you want to practice Islam in the inconsequential, semi-secular sense, fine.
Your ideas and the things that you do are dumb and stupid and make no sense – until you start getting recognized and making money. Then you’re a genius.
I had lost a clear sense of the vision and values instilled in me as a child and was no longer driven by any mission or passion. I made the difficult decision to pull back from the noise of my life and reinvent the way I was living and leading.
The Marines gave me a really strong sense of discipline and a work ethic that kicks in at my job.
A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.
The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I’m talking about.
The truth of anything doesn’t matter anymore. What’s right doesn’t matter. What makes economic common sense doesn’t matter. I’m blue in the face over it.
There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.
One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
I have found that, in the composition of the human body as compared with the bodies of animals, the organs of sense are duller and coarser. Thus, it is composed of less ingenious instruments, and of spaces less capacious for receiving the faculties of sense.
People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.
By repeating sounds over and over again, I lose sense of time, space, and ego, and I get to just vibrate.
I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.
There’s not too much Edge in Adam Copeland, but there’s a little bit of my sarcasm and my sense of humor, I guess, but I’m not a sleazy, raving maniac like the character of Edge could be.
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
I have a sense of urgency, of time. I am a woman and am always running between work, doctors’ appointments, school meetings, filling up the fridge, then going back to work. Like everyone who combines professional and family life, I am always doing several things at the same time.
For the Russians, the displacement of the Holocaust is calculated and cynical. It’s not emotional; they don’t care about the Holocaust one way or another. They only care about it insofar as they can use it to manipulate a German sense of guilt.
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
Life is really not easy, we all have our personal battles, but it is important that you really treasure yourself, love yourself and have a sense of self-worth.
In a sense, ‘Out of Oz’ is an examination of how individuals keep going, keep reinventing themselves and their lives, even after life-altering complications have afflicted them.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man’s spirit than when we win his heart.
That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history.
Universities should be about more than developing work skills. They must also be about producing civic-minded and critically engaged citizens – citizens who can engage in debate, dialogue and bear witness to a different and critical sense of remembering, agency, ethics and collective resistance.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
I read the ‘Old Testament’ all the way through when I was about 13 and was horrified. A few months afterwards I read ‘The Origin Of Species’, hallucinating very mildly because I was in bed with flu at the time. Despite that, or because of that, it all made perfect sense.
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
I’m lucky in the sense that I can write wherever I am – on the bus, in the hotel room, backstage, sitting at home.
The idea that everyone should slavishly work so they do something inefficiently so they keep their job – that just doesn’t make any sense to me. That can’t be the right answer.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
When we examine the opinions of men, we find that nothing is more uncommon than common sense; or, in other words, they lack judgment to discover plain truths or to reject absurdities and palpable contradictions.
I really like Kendrick Lamar. I’m still a Talib Kweli fan, Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Common Sense – people who say things that are relevant to everyday life. I don’t pay attention to artists that talk about throwing money away and the car that they drive.
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
Every villain has their belief system that makes perfect sense to them.
The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
Television is becoming a collage – there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different.
If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
There is nothing I can do to undo what I did. I can only say again how sorry I am to those I let down and then strive to go forward with a greater sense of humility and purpose, and with gratitude to those who stood with me during a very difficult chapter in my life.
People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people.
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
I hope the people remember Dolce & Gabbana for the sensuality, for the Mediterranean sense, for our honesty to the life.
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
If the standard transsexual person wants to be regarded as he or she, my sense is I’ll address you according to the part that you appear to be playing.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing. You have to be a salesman, and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you’re trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
The sound is the key; audiences will accept visual discontinuity much more easily than they’ll accept jumps in the sound. If the track makes sense, you can do almost anything visually.
On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.
In some sense, I’m a romantic. I like the idea of organic history and tradition.
‘,Alive’ stems from emotional growth and contentment. Before writing the song, I was swimming in a pool of hurt, guilt and spiritual discomfort. Instead of drowning, I decided to embrace these feelings and express gratitude for the lessons learned. With this new-found sense of life, I am stronger and happier than ever.
First of all, the Big Bang wasn’t very big. Second of all, there was no bang. Third, Big Bang Theory doesn’t tell you what banged, when it banged, how it banged. It just said it did bang. So the Big Bang theory in some sense is a total misnomer.
I know certain pro dancers would like to dance with a woman because that is what tradition is, and it kind of makes sense but it is very much down to someone’s personal opinion of what Ballroom and Latin dancing actually is.
Me and Tory Lanez got good chemistry together. We could make a song so easy, but we always like to figure out what we’re really doing. We can make a good song, but it gotta make sense.
If I was to pick a cartoon character I am most like, I would say Daisy Duck because she is very stubborn, she has a very feminine sense, and she knows what she likes.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing.
I have no sense of nostalgia. Tomorrow is what interests me.
A mentor is someone with a willingness to help others, who has a capacity to inspire, a determination to work hard, a clear sense of vision, an inspiring purpose, a deep sense of integrity and an appreciation for joy.
There are a lot of self-imposed restrictions by people who somehow believe they have to fall in with a certain military cant. There was always a sense that we had to put things into words that would touch our troops’ hearts, not just their heads.
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to take it off of you.
Author tours used to have a sense of excitement and pleasure, a sense of occasion. I remember stores having a table with wine and food. It was just a real evening.
Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form. A fairy who was at his birth said, however, that he would be very amiable for all that, since he would have uncommon good sense.
The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical sense) or whatever you want to call it.
To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest.
What is crucial in dealing with loss is not to lose the lesson. That makes you a winner in the most profound sense.
In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.
Like in great painting and architecture, in couture, to make clothes you must eliminate, eliminate, eliminate to obtain the true sense of a line. You see, the more you add, the more you load on, the more it’s mad. You must try to have just the silhouette, which is an intelligence in clothes.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.
A film like ‘Shirdi Sai’ caters to the family audiences, while ‘Rajanna’ evokes patriotic sense in viewers. ‘Damarukam,’ on the other hand, is a full-length commercial film made for the masses.
Losing both parents at a young age gave me a sense that you can’t really control life – so you’d better live it while it’s here. I stopped believing in a storybook existence a long time ago. All you can do is push in a direction and see what comes of it.
I don’t have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place.
Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.
Common sense is not so common.
But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we’re trying to go toward a sense of realism – toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we’re mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.
The most important thing, in anything you do, is always trying your hardest, because even if you try your hardest and it’s not as good as you’d hoped, you still have that sense of not letting yourself down.
You’ve got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity.
You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
I want someone who can keep me on my toes, has a good sense of humor and a good heart.
Taste is the common sense of genius.
Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.
Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
A few good words don’t just make your day but they also give the sense of belonging and confidence to take the next big step forward.
May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.
For some reason, I have better luck when I work with women. I guess I have a good sense of sisterhood.
A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.
What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
I played with different words like ‘home run,’ ‘megahit,’ and they just all sounded kind of ‘blah.’ So I put in ‘unicorn’ because they are – these are very rare companies in the sense that there are thousands of startups in tech every year, and only a handful will wind up becoming a unicorn company. They’re really rare.
Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.
Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older.
In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.
Everybody I know who is funny, it’s in them. You can teach timing, or some people are able to tell a joke, though I don’t like to tell jokes. But I think you have to be born with a sense of humor and a sense of timing.
There’s one profound difference between secular and religious pilgrimages. It’s inconceivable that a Muslim would feel a sense of anticlimax when reaching Mecca. But for a secular pilgrim, the potential for disappointment is always there.
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one’s self by entering into the real sense of things.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
There would be more sense in insisting on man’s limitations because he cannot be a mother than on a woman’s because she can be.
The cinematic language and interior destiny of each Iranian film-maker is different. The international influences on them vary from Rossellini to Fellini, Akira Kurosawa to Hou Hsiao-hsien, but there is a strong sense of solidarity.
Coming from art school, I had a great sense of style – as did The Beatles and the Stones – and I enjoyed projecting that. Image, attitude, great music and great lyrics – that was the ’60s.
If we could muster the same determination and sense of responsibility that saves a country like Japan – or a company like Xerox – then investing to save women and children who are dying in the developing world would be very good business.
The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.
As a child I always had a sense of social conditions and political situations. I think it had to do with the fact that my mother was always discussing things with my sister and me – also because I read a lot.
I believe there is a moral sense and a global ethic that commands attention from people of every religion and every faith, and people of no faith. But I think what’s new is that we now have the capacity to communicate instantaneously across frontiers right across the world.
One of the things that happens to people in grief is they secretly think they’re crazy, because they realize they are thinking things that don’t make sense.
In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
Every one of you is a super genius if you just focus your common sense.
I suppose I was interested in creating a vision; in the same way, I was very drawn to tension within cinema. Hitchcock was my other early obsession – ‘Psycho’ and its score. So there was the sense of trying to create an atmosphere: how a sound resonates and makes an effect.
The duty of helping one’s self in the highest sense involves the helping of one’s neighbors.
Do you know what would hold me together on a battlefield? The sense that I was perpetuating the language in which Keats and the rest of them wrote!
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.
I don’t fear being outspoken. The only thing I fear is losing my sense of integrity or losing sight of the values on which I guide my life. So I don’t think it’s particularly brave or unusual for me to speak out.
Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.
This is a bipartisan effort. This is just good common sense. This is where the public wants us to go. They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil.
The truth is that those who join gangs – more often than not they are young men in their later teens – often do come from the most difficult family backgrounds, from an environment where they feel neglected and unwanted. Gang membership can bring a perverse sense of belonging which they may not have ever got at home.
Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
I’ll speak for myself, but there’s a lot of humor to be found in sarcasm and darkness. You talk to any paramedic, they survive by developing a pretty off-kilter sense of humor.
I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left’s on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet.
It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands, seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge. It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure.
An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in, not in the world it started.
With age comes common sense and wisdom.
Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia, a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense.
I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.
My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.
The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent.