Impact quotes

  • The artist never really has any control over the impact of his work. If he starts thinking about the impact of his work, then he becomes a lesser artist.
    -- Aasif Mandvi

    #Artist #Thinking #Impact

  • In New York, the impact of these concentrated superskyscrapers on street scale and sunlight, on the city's aniquated support systems, circulation, and infrastructure, on its already tenuous livability, overrides any aesthetic. ... Art becomes worthless in a city brutalized by overdevelopment.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Art #New York #Impact

  • Whittle was an amazing chap. Tiny, stubborn, unstoppable - jet-propelled! It's amazing the impact his invention has had upon the world.
    -- Adam Hart-Davis

    #Impact #Stubborn #World

  • I would need to see changes in the Iraq governance. Otherwise I don't think strikes are going to have any impact and could be very well counterproductive.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #Military #Thinking #Impact

  • The fact that the same proportionalities rule optimal running, flying and swimming is not a coincidence rather it is an illustration of the fact that a universal principle is involved. Running requires the least food when during each cycle a certain amount of work is destroyed by vertical impact and a certain amount to horizontal friction. The same balancing act is responsible for optimal flight and swimming.
    -- Adrian Bejan

    #Running #Swimming #Impact

  • It's just a huge boost for us to have one extra playmaker on our defense. He makes so many impact plays and changes the game a lot.
    -- Adrian Wilson

    #Impact #Games #Play

  • You know, I think there are certain words like 'illegitimate' that should not be used to describe a person. And certainly, we have come far enough in our technology that our language can evolve, because it has an impact.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Technology #Thinking #Impact

  • The "patron saint" of Japanese quality control, ironically, is an American named W. Edwards Deming, who was virtually unknown in his own country until his ideas of quality control began to make such a big impact on Japanese companies.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Country #Ideas #Impact

  • Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally.
    -- Al Gore

    #Impact #Car #Kind

  • I have not been part of an active counterculture movement, as it is not the approach that I have personally pursued to create a qualitatively beneficial and meaningful impact on society.
    -- Al Seckel

    #Meaningful #Impact #Movement

  • When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me-I still watch silent films. I don't think that there is any such thing as an old film; you don't say, 'I read an old book by Flaubert,' or 'I saw an old play by Moliere.'
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Book #Thinking #Impact

  • The safety-obsessed church lacks the inner dynamic to foster profound missional impact in our time.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Impact #Safety #Profound

  • How on earth can otherwise sensible people get so involved in a football game? You could measure the lasting impact on the lives of the people who played it at just about zero.
    -- Alan Page

    #Football #Zero #Impact

  • In the burning and devastated cities, we daily experienced the direct impact of war. It spurred us to do our utmost...the bombing and the hardships that resulted from them (did not) weaken the morale of the populace.
    -- Albert Speer

    #War #Impact #Cities

  • One Spirit Medicine opens the doors to the invisible matrix of wisdom where everything is intertwined, where every thought we have impacts every cell in our body and every molecule in the cosmos.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Impact #Doors #Cells

  • Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. There is no other way for land to survive the impact of mechanized man, nor for us to reap from it the aesthetic harvest it is capable, under science, of contributing to culture
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Men #Impact #Land

  • The thing about tourism is just that it's incredibly powerful. It's like a gun and it's incredibly easy to be irresponsible with it. And the speed of the impact that tourism can have on a place can be quite breathtaking. It doesn't take years, it takes months. That's how quickly it works. And it can be quite a bleak thing to witness.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Powerful #Gun #Impact

  • No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you.
    -- Alex Kapranos

    #Impact #Trying #Matter

  • I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, 'That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.
    -- Alex Kapranos

    #Impact #World #Want

  • Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they're having. But they never feel it themselves, and it's impossible to explain. It's like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is.
    -- Alex Kapranos

    #Girl #Thinking #Impact

  • For carbon-neutral cities, there are things worth talking about in how our consumption patterns can change - sharing goods, etc. - but those are a fraction of the impacts of transportation and building energy use. If we need to choose priority actions, the most important things are to densify, provide transit, and green the buildings.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Talking #Cities #Impact

  • My editor and I remain very disciplined. It's just sometimes when you're making a film, you get into the cutting room and you see a scene that's slowing you down in a certain section, but if you remove that scene then, emotionally or story-wise, another scene a half-hour later won't have the same impact. You just get stuck with it.
    -- Alexander Payne

    #Wise #Cutting #Impact

  • If I had the opportunity, I would make the proposal that no man should be killed except by somebody who knows him well enough for the act to have impact. No death should be like nose blowing. Death is important enough that it should affect the person who causes it.
    -- Alexei Panshin

    #Opportunity #Men #Impact

  • Well, I tell young people to be successful today that, first of all, that what you learn today directly impacts what you earn tomorrow. This is a knowledge-based economy.
    -- Alexis Herman

    #Successful #Impact #People

  • Transnational Corporations must be legally accountable for the negative human rights impacts of their activities.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Impact #Rights #Negative

  • The harm that you do to others is the harm that you do to yourself and you cannot think then that you can cause wars in other parts of the world and destroy people and drone them without this having a terrible impact on your own soul and your own consciousness.
    -- Alice Walker

    #War #Thinking #Impact

  • How we come into this world, how we are ushered in, met, and hopefully embraced upon arrival, impacts the whole of our time on earth.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Impact #World #Earth

  • The foolishness of the cross is the wisdom of God and the wisdom of God is powerful in its impact.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Powerful #Impact #Crosses

  • If we can develop and design streets so that they are wonderful, fulfilling places to be - community-building places, attractive for all people - then we will have successfully designed about one-third of the city directly and will have had an immense impact on the rest.
    -- Allan Jacobs

    #Impact #Cities #People

  • I represent the Port of Philadelphia, and I know firsthand the important role that ports play in the national and global economy. I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating impacts on the port system.
    -- Allyson Schwartz

    #Simple #Impact #Play

  • To survive, to avert what we have termed future shock, the individual must become infinitely more adaptable and capable than ever before. We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots - religion, nation, community, family, or profession - are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust. It is no longer resources that limit decisions, it is the decision that makes the resources.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Impact #Anchors #Roots

  • Echo of your thoughts has greater impact on the world than your actions.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Impact #Echoes #World

  • One other specific piece of guidance we've offered is that low-quality content on some parts of a website can impact the whole site’s rankings, and thus removing low quality pages, merging or improving the content of individual shallow pages into more useful pages, or moving low quality pages to a different domain could eventually help the rankings of your higher-quality content.
    -- Amit Singhal

    #Moving #Impact #Quality

  • I grew up as a Mormon, and that had more of an impact on my values than my beliefs. I'm afraid I will always feel the weight of a lie. I'm very hard on myself anyway. Religious guilt carries over too. You can't really misbehave without feeling badly about it. At least, I can't.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Religious #Lying #Impact

  • Beyond the borders of wealthy countries like the United States, in developing countries where most people in the world live, the impacts of climate change are much more deadly, from the growing desertification of Africa to the threats of rising sea levels and the submersion of small island nations.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Country #Impact #Islands

  • CAFE standards have little impact on greenhouse gas emissions, and the environmental benefits of increasing CAFE standards are frequently overstated. Their impact on human health is more certain: CAFE standards have resulted in tens of thousands of deaths since their adoption.
    -- Amy Ridenour

    #Impact #Adoption #Environmental

  • How has The Grand Illusion held up over the years? It is not enough to say that it has retained its power. Not only has the stature of the film remained undiminished by the passage of time (except in a few minor details), but the innovation, the audacity, and, for want of a better word, the modernity of the direction have acquired an even greater impact.
    -- Andre Bazin

    #Impact #Years #Innovation

  • When a woman earns a dollar, the payback is higher. She'll invest in her children, in their education, health care, and basic needs. The impact of a woman's role in the economy benefits society at large.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Children #Impact #Dollars

  • While neurological studies have tried to identify components responsible for fear and greed, the impact on finance is less clear.
    -- Andrew Lo

    #Impact #Greed #Study

  • The impact of the Yemeni manuscripts is still to be felt. Their variant readings and verse orders are all very significant. Everybody agrees on that. These manuscripts say that the early history of the Koranic texts is much more of an open question than many have suspected: the text was less stable, and therefore had less authority, than has always been claimed.
    -- Andrew Rippin

    #Reading #Impact #Order

  • The money was good while it lasted. The best part was clearly that it changed my view of what's possible, as far as thinking how you can have an impact on a national level.
    -- Andrew Shue

    #Thinking #Impact #Views

  • Every man of character will have that character questioned. Every man of honor and courage will be faced with unjust criticism, but never forget that unjust criticism has no impact whatsoever upon the truth. And the only sure way to avoid criticism is to do nothing and be nothing.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Character #Men #Impact

  • Not even the apparently enlightened principle of the 'greatest good for the greatest number' can excuse indifference to individual suffering. There is no test for progress other than its impact on the individual.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Impact #Numbers #Suffering

  • The more I've done work with the IOC the more I've come to realize I'm really excited about this, the work that I'm doing and the impact that I can have if I'm fully committed to it.
    -- Angela Ruggiero

    #Impact #Done #Realizing

  • We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives.
    -- Anita Borg

    #Unique #Impact #Political

  • The way football is being played currently, that I have seen, it's dangerous. It's dangerous and it could impact their long-term mental health. You only get one brain.
    -- Ann McKee

    #Football #Nfl #Impact

  • Few things have more impact than nutrition on a child's ability to survive, learn effectively and escape a life of poverty.
    -- Ann Veneman

    #Children #Impact #Poverty

  • Its been studied to the point where we know that the impact on humans would be from consuming the most infected parts of the cow; that is, the brain and the spinal cord.
    -- Ann Veneman

    #Impact #Brain #Would Be

  • The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.
    -- Anne Geddes

    #Photography #Impact #Years

  • Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss.
    -- Anne Grant

    #Loss #Impact #Doe

  • There's nothing quite as powerful as people feeling they can have impact and make a difference. When you've got that going for you, I think it's a very powerful way to implement change.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Powerful #Thinking #Impact

  • Well I'm a very similar age to Prince Charles. I'm a year older than him. I was at university at the same time as him. I think in the sixties, like all the Royals, he really had very little impact on my life at all and he seemed, if anything a lot older in his attitudes.
    -- Anthony Holden

    #Attitude #Thinking #Impact

  • The world is a place that is so interconnected that what happens in another part of the world will impact us.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Impact #World

  • I believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Believe #Responsibility #Impact

  • Although it is still important to develop an HIV vaccine, we have significant tools already at our disposal that can make a major impact on the trajectory of this epidemic.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Impact #Epidemics #Vaccines

  • It has not been definitively proved that the language of words is the best possible language. And it seems that on the stage, which is above all a space to fill and a place where something happens, the language of words may have to give way before a language of signs whose objective aspect is the one that has the most immediate impact upon us.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Impact #Space #Giving

  • The work of volunteers impacts on all our lives, even if we are not aware of it.
    -- Antony Worrall Thompson

    #Impact #Volunteer #Charity

  • One must go for a film with an open mind; a film best impacts you when your mind is a blank page to the film.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Impact #Mind #Pages

  • I have a scar on my left thigh, kind of almost near my knee. I essentially fell in the 2002 Olympics and when I hit the wall - because of the impact - my right leg kind of came in at like a knife-type angle and stabbed my leg with my own skate blade.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Wall #Impact #Knives

  • The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
    -- Arthur Erickson

    #Spiritual #Impact #Space

  • A crusade is, simply put, something that's bigger than you are. It's a "cause" with an impact that reaches beyond your personal wants and needs.
    -- Arthur L. Williams, Jr.

    #Impact #Needs #Purpose

  • While fund performance is unpredictable, the impact of fees is not, .. A 1- percent annual fee will reduce an ending account balance by 17 percent after 20 years.
    -- Arthur Levitt Jr

    #Impact #Years #Balance

  • Sure, there's a chunk of African-Americans out there who associate the Republican Party with racism, frankly particularly in the Deep South. It's an unfair perception, but it exists. Over a period time, that perception will die away if Republicans are focusing on issues that happen to impact African-Americans.
    -- Artur Davis

    #Party #Issues #Impact

  • I'm very sensitive. I remember, as a kid at school, if someone in the classroom was sad or angry, it could have a great impact on me.
    -- Aurora Aksnes

    #School #Kids #Impact

  • When I'm going through something that has a big impact on my life, it's much easier to sing.
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #Impact #Easier #Bigs

  • Charlie Christian had no more impact on my playing than Django Reinhardt or Lonnie Johnson. I just wanted to play like him. I wanted to play like all of them. All of these people were important to me. I couldn't play like any of them, though ...
    -- B. B. King

    #Christian #Impact #Django

  • This is not some distant problem of the future. This is a problem that is affecting Americans right now. Whether it means increased flooding, greater vulnerability to drought, more severe wildfires - all these things are having an impact on Americans as we speak.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Mean #Impact #Climate

  • The Commission agrees that the federal government should help alleviate these costs. The best way to do so is to reduce illegal immigration.... We recommend immediate reimbursement of criminal justice costs, because these conditions can now be met, but we urge further study of the costs of health care and education before impact aid is provided.
    -- Barbara Jordan

    #Impact #Government #Justice

  • I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality.
    -- Barnett Newman

    #Impact #Giving #Feelings

  • Particularly marijuana, I think is a great hypocrisy. I think frankly it contributes to a good deal of the sense of unfairness you have among younger people who are told they shouldn't do this because it’s got all these negative effects, but then older people are engaging in all kinds of things that probably have a greater impact on people.
    -- Barney Frank

    #Marijuana #Thinking #Impact

  • World War II had a very important impact on the development of technology, as a whole.
    -- Barry Commoner

    #War #Technology #Impact

  • Everything you say and do is having an impact on others.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Impact

  • Reviewing the literature on love I noticed how few writers, male or female, talk about the impact of patriarchy, the way in which male domination of women and children stands in the ways of love.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Children #Impact #Males

  • The impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime markets seems likely to be contained.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Impact #Financial #Problem

  • Sorry, I said to myself, wondering how many times in my marriage I'd said that, how many times I'd meant it, how many times Claire had actually believed it, and, most important, how many times the utterance had any impact whatsoever on our dispute. What a lovely chart one could draw of this word Sorry.
    -- Ben Marcus

    #Sorry #Impact #Lovely

  • When I say that terrorism is war against civilization, I may be met by the objection that terrorists are often idealists pursuing worthy ultimate aims -- national or regional independence, and so forth. I do not accept this argument. I cannot agree that a terrorist can ever be an idealist, or that the objects sought can ever justify terrorism. The impact of terrorism, not merely on individual nations, but on humanity as a whole, is intrinsically evil, necessarily evil and wholly evil.
    -- Benjamin Netanyahu

    #War #Civilization #Impact

  • Unfortunately, WorldCom is not the only company caught up in this kind of accounting scandal. The impact this will have on the general public is yet to be seen.
    -- Bennie Thompson

    #Business #Impact #Scandal

  • One may lack words to express the impact of beauty but no one who has felt it remains untouched. It is renewal, enlargement, intensification. The parks preserve it permanently in the inheritance of the American citizens.
    -- Bernard DeVoto

    #Impact #Citizens #Inheritance

  • Nanotechnology in medicine is going to have a major impact on the survival of the human race.
    -- Bernard Marcus

    #Impact #Race #Medicine

  • Personally I discovered that you could go through the academy as a young scholar, come out, and almost immediately have an impact on the academic environment.
    -- Bernice Johnson Reagon

    #Impact #Environment #Academic

  • My path to victory is to talk about the issues that impact the lives of millions of Americans.
    -- Bernie Sanders

    #Impact #Issues #Victory

  • Life is a lot like surfing… When you get caught in the impact zone, you’ve got to just get back up. Because you never know what may be over the next wave.
    -- Bethany Hamilton

    #Impact #Surfing #Next

  • If history is any indication, we should assume that any technology that is going to have a significant impact over the next 10 years is already 10 years old!
    -- Bill Buxton

    #Technology #Impact #Years

  • Ultimately, we are deluding ourselves if we think that the products that we design are the ‘things’ that we sell, rather than the individual, social and cultural experience that they engender, and the value and impact that they have. Design that ignores this is not worthy of the name.
    -- Bill Buxton

    #Thinking #Impact #Names

  • The act of giving is simply a behavior, and the gift merely a symbol. It is the energy behind both that will determine their impact on our lives.
    -- Bill Crawford

    #Impact #Giving #Energy

  • Every child must master empathy-based ethics because the rules are changing; the less they apply the less learning them has positive impact
    -- Bill Drayton

    #Children #Impact #Empathy

  • Social obligation is much bigger than supporting worthy causes. It includes anything that impacts people and the quality of their lives .
    -- Bill Ford

    #Inspiring #Impact #People

  • At this time, the only thing that would get me back in the ring is something that would positively impact those in need. If selling out another major event would allow me to bring a ship full of supplies to hand out to those in need, I'd say that would be very significant.
    -- Bill Goldberg

    #Impact #Hands #Events

  • Having no room of my own to "take care of things" had begun to weigh on me. I wondered if storing up ***** would have a health impact on me, positive or negative, like shinier hair or weight gain.
    -- Bill Konigsberg

    #Impact #Hair #Negative

  • When you lose your hair, it has an impact on confidence and your overall self-esteem whether it affects your career or your love life.
    -- Bill Rancic

    #Self Esteem #Love Life #Impact

  • I always wanted to create a site that was sports and pop culture. '30 for 30 had a big impact because I loved how that was about finding, empowering and working with these incredible directors, and I thought the same thing could work for writers.
    -- Bill Simmons

    #Sports #Impact #Empowering

  • As with nearly all proposed development standards, the goal is to encourage efficient land use, flexibility and a wide variety of housing types while reducing the potential for negative impacts.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Impact #Land #Goal

  • A coach will impact more people in one year than the average person will in an entire lifetime.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Impact #Average #Years

  • This idea that the open exchange of information can have a positive global impact is being proven over and over again around the world nearly on a daily basis - and for Secretary Clinton to recognize that, I think, is a huge step.
    -- Biz Stone

    #Thinking #Ideas #Impact

  • We hired a CSR person at Twitter, years before we hired our first sales person, to make sure we had a culture and impact of doing good.
    -- Biz Stone

    #Impact #Years #Culture

  • I like doing research that has an impact. If I went to a company to make what they call 'real money,' I'd be just trying to make a system work as fast as possible to meet the product and serice deadlines.
    -- Bjarne Stroustrup

    #Real #Impact #Trying

  • There is no question that global warming will have a significant impact on already existing problems such as malaria, malnutrition, and water shortages. But this doesn't mean the best way to solve them is to cut carbon emissions.
    -- Bjorn Lomborg

    #Mean #Cutting #Impact

  • It's not those who write the laws that have the greatest impact on society. It's those who write the songs.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Song #Writing #Impact

  • SDN is a major shift in the networking industry. At Juniper, we think the impact of SDN will be much broader than others have suggested. It will redefine networking and create new winners and losers. We're embracing SDN with clearly defined principles, a four-step roadmap to help customers adopt SDN within their business, and the networking industry's first comprehensive software-centric business model. We're incredibly excited about the value that SDN will deliver to our customers and are committed to leading the industry through this transition.
    -- Bob Muglia

    #Thinking #Impact #Principles

  • The fear of making a decision is the result of fearing to make a mistake - the truth is, the fear of mistakes has a greater impact on you than making the mistakes.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Mistake #Impact #Decision