Steps quotes

  • Including the value of natural resources and our social capital in national accounting is a vital step to achieve economic growth that is equitable and sustainable.
    -- Achim Steiner

    #Growth #Steps #Economic

  • I still get very scared when I step in front of a live audience.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Steps #Scared #Audience

  • We cannot take one step in geology without drawing upon the fathomless stores of by-gone time.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Drawing #Steps #Gone

  • I had met a young lady who wanted to be in the theater. It was Judy Holliday. She had somehow fallen down the steps of the Village Vanguard, which still exists today.
    -- Adolph Green

    #Today #Steps #Village

  • The first step in learning to love others is the attempt to understand them.
    -- Adrienne von Speyr

    #Firsts #Steps #First Steps

  • When I dance I am really meditating rather then performing for an audience. I am completely absorbed by the music and the steps I choose to respond to the music.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Dance #Steps #Performing

  • There are people who balk at small civilities on account of their manifest insincerity. ... It is better and more logical to accept all the polite phraseology which facilitates intercourse, and contributes to the sweetness of life. If we discarded the formal falsehoods which are the currency of conversation, we should not be one step nearer the vital things of truth.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #People #Steps #Civility

  • Life is so full of miseries, minor and major; they press so close upon us at every step of the way, that it is hardly worthwhile to call one another's attention to their presence.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Attention #Way #Steps

  • Once you discover that you can, then you must. And it's not easy. You have to take direct steps. You really have to count your blessings and you have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Blessing #Effort #Steps

  • Barbarism is not the inheritance of our pre-history.  It is the companion that dogs our every step.
    -- Alain Finkielkraut

    #Dog #Inheritance #Steps

  • I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn't know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Asking #Steps #Good Enough

  • History has spurts and then is steady, and then maybe even backing up a step, and then forward again.
    -- Alan Bean

    #Steps #Backing Up #Steady

  • At the drabber moments of my life (swilling some excrement from the steps, for instance, or rooting with a bent coat-hanger down a blocked sink) thoughts occur like 'I bet Tom Stoppard doesn't have to do this' or There is no doubt David Hare would have deputed this to an underling'.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Doubt #Steps #Coats

  • Every leader, and every regime, and every movement, and every organization that steps across the line to terrorism must be banished from the discourse of civilized human life.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Organization #Leader #Steps

  • If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps
    -- Alan Ladd

    #Way #Steps #My Way

  • There's some task which the God of all the universe, the great Creator, your redeemer in Jesus Christ has for you to do, and which will remain undone and incomplete until by faith and obedience you step into the will of God.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Jesus #Steps #Tasks

  • Unless we take that first step into the unknown, we will never know our own potential.
    -- Alan Rufus

    #Business #Firsts #Steps

  • As for the search for truth, I know from my own painful searching, with its many blind alleys, how hard it is to take a reliable step, be it ever so small, towards the understanding of that which is truly significant.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Truth #Understanding #Steps

  • Submissiveness to fate, the total abdication of your own will in the shaping of your life, the recognition that it was impossible to guess the best and the worst ahead of time but that it was easy to take a step you would reproach yourself for-all this freed the prisoner from any bondage, made him calmer, and even ennobled him.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Fate #Abdication #Steps

  • You want to be like a ticking bomb. As calm as possible before the fight, to save energy… But ready to explode the second you step into the cage.
    -- Alexander Gustafsson

    #Fighting #Steps #Energy

  • Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, and fills up all the mighty void of sense.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Pride #Void #Steps

  • There is only one reason for an individual to side-step to the useless side : the fear of a defeat on the useful side.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Useless #Sides #Steps

  • From education by the Church to education by Germanic value is a step of several generations.
    -- Alfred Rosenberg

    #Church #Generations #Steps

  • The idea that a musician can submit music online for the chance to have it promoted to a nationwide audience is the American dream come true, and a major step toward democratizing how music is discovered.
    -- Ali Partovi

    #Dream #Ideas #Steps

  • Make your world extraordinary! Step out into this world with confidence and treasure yourself.
    -- Alli Simpson

    #World #Treasure #Steps

  • I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy.
    -- Alva Myrdal

    #Weapons #Firsts #Steps

  • Every baby saved, every mother helped to choose life is a step in the right direction.
    -- Alveda King

    #Mother #Baby #Steps

  • Im not the kind of person to just sit back and lose something I worked hard on, so, naturally, Ive taken steps to be further involved in a process when most actors arent.
    -- Amber Heard

    #Taken #Actors #Steps

  • Every adventure requires a first step. Trite but true, even here.
    -- American McGee

    #Adventure #Firsts #Steps

  • Looking beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Mind #Firsts #Steps

  • Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Dream #Steps

  • That’s the first step to learning: admitting what you don’t know.
    -- Amy Neftzger

    #Admitting #Firsts #Steps

  • I plan on ... encouraging so many women who are out there, who are still in the thick of it, who have yet to fight this fight, that you can do it, you can get through this one step at a time.
    -- Amy Robach

    #Cancer #Fighting #Steps

  • Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterward.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Luck #Firsts #Steps

  • The rhetoric is the first step, it coarsens attitudes
    -- Amy Waldman

    #Attitude #Steps #Firsts

  • I still love to play chess. So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Play #Chess #Steps

  • Life’s greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Steps #You Choose

  • Any person can achieve greatness if they understand the philosophy of success and the steps required to achieve it.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Philosophy #Greatness #Steps

  • Create your own realitybecome your own rockstar, find your passion.. .and we will be here every step of the way with you
    -- Andy Biersack

    #Passion #Way #Steps

  • 3D is quite a lot more advanced in animated movies; for live-action movies we're just taking baby steps, we're just in the beginning.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Baby #Steps #Action

  • When I am willing to step into the realm of uncertainty and ambiguity, I open myself up to infinite possibilities.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Steps #Infinite #Possibility

  • But it was like a dance across a field strewn with razors, and I bled with every step I took.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Razors #Fields #Steps

  • Carl Sagan always used to say that when he was trying to explain something to someone, he would go back to that time when he didn't understand it, and then he would retrace his thought steps so that he could make it absolutely clear, and that's one of the infinite number of things I learned from him.
    -- Ann Druyan

    #Numbers #Trying #Steps

  • No single step in the persuit of enlightenment should ever be considered sacred; only the search was.
    -- Ann Druyan

    #Enlightenment #Sacred #Steps

  • Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Doors #Firsts #Steps

  • one thing about having a baby is that each step of the way you simply cannot imagine loving him any more than you already do, because you are bursting with love, loving as much as you are humanly capable of- and then you do, you love him even more.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Baby #Way #Steps

  • A writer paradoxically seeks the truth and tells lies every step of the way.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Lying #Way #Steps

  • Step by step Moment by moment We live through Another day
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Another Day #Steps #Moments

  • I love to be individual, to step beyond gender.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Steps #Individual #Gender

  • If you get the landscape right, the characters will step out of it, and they'll be in the right place.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Character #Writing #Steps

  • Life is a dance... Enjoy every step.
    -- Anthony D. Williams

    #Happiness #Steps #Life Is

  • Step by step, let whatever happens happen. Real change will come when it is brought about, not by your ego, but by reality. Awareness releases reality to change you.
    -- Anthony de Mello

    #Real #Ego #Steps

  • What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Inspirational #Men #Steps

  • Illegal immigrants are already a very big problem for us. We are already taking big steps to disallow illegal immigrants from coming in.
    -- Antonis Samaras

    #Steps #Problem #Illegal

  • Fantastic fortune thou deceitful light, That cheats the weary traveler by night, Though on a precipice each step you tread, I am resolved to follow where you lead.
    -- Aphra Behn

    #Night #Light #Steps

  • Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Peace #Idaho #Steps

  • Fear isn't an excuse to come to a standstill. It's the impetus to step up and strike.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Fear #Steps #Excuse

  • What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Taken #Firsts #Steps

  • Let me run over the principal steps. We approached the case, you remember, with an absolutely blank mind, which is always an advantage. We had formed no theories. We were simply there to observe and to draw inferences from our observations.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Running #Mind #Steps

  • There is but one step from the grotesque to the horrible.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Steps #Grotesque #Horrible

  • It fortifies my soul to know That, though I perish, Truth is so: That, howsoe'er I stray and range, Whate'er I do, Thou dost not change. I steadier step when I recall That, if I slip Thou dost not fall.
    -- Arthur Hugh Clough

    #Fall #Soul #Steps

  • I feel very happy since the Lord called me to step out in faith, and I obeyed. The Lord is our inexhaustible treasure.
    -- Arthur Wallis

    #Treasure #Steps #Lord

  • The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state's ability to progress.
    -- Artur Davis

    #Progress #Racist #Steps

  • Pointed in the wrong direction, trapped outside their own history and unable to retrace their steps because their footprints had been swept away.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Steps #Footprint #Swept Away

  • All Egyptians, not only the protestors, have broken through the fear barrier, therefore I expect only one outcome - protests will continue until Mubarak steps down from power.
    -- Asmaa Mahfouz

    #Broken #Outcomes #Steps

  • A failure often does not have to be a failure at all. However, you have to be ready for it-will you admit when things go wrong? Will you take steps to set them right?-because the difference between triumph and defeat, you'll find, isn't about willingness to take risks. It's about mastery of rescue.
    -- Atul Gawande

    #Differences #Risk #Steps

  • When you improvise, you work off the laughs from the audience, but when you step on stage to do standup, it's silent.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Laughing #Steps #Silent

  • Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.
    -- August Strindberg

    #Mean #Progress #Steps

  • In actual life, every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.
    -- August Wilhelm von Schlegel

    #Faith #Firsts #Steps

  • He continues to smile expectantly. I take a step back. I don't want to catch whatever he has. He is a disturbing out-of-uniform Santa.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Smile #Steps #Santa

  • Milton calls the university A stony-hearted step-mother.
    -- Augustine Birrell

    #Education #Mother #Steps

  • When you're doing what's right, on and off the field, the Lord steps in and plays a part.
    -- Austin Collie

    #Play #Fields #Steps

  • When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role, directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh, it will be a huge step forward.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Roles #Steps #Muhammad

  • I feel most miserable When I can't step "step up to the plate" You know? People often say Regret from doing it is better than regret for not doing it
    -- Ayumi Hamasaki

    #Regret #People #Steps

  • Ensure that both plan and dispositions are flexible, adaptable to circumstances. Your plan should foresee and provide for a next step in case of success or failure.
    -- B. H. Liddell Hart

    #Thinking #Next #Steps

  • The blues he sends to meet me, won't defeat me. It won't be long til happiness steps up to greet me.
    -- B. J. Thomas

    #Sadness #Long #Steps

  • What you put into it is what you're going to get out of it. If you're getting the chance to step into the octagon, you better be going full speed and give it everything you've got.
    -- B.J. Penn

    #Meaningful #Giving #Steps

  • Every Strike is one step closer to a Home Run
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Running #Home #Steps

  • It is but a short step from hunger to starvation, from disease to death.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Disease #Poverty #Steps

  • We need to brace ourselves for a struggle against terrifying h of our own making and imposed by the natural world. And the first step is to recover from the mass delusion that is positive thinking.
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #Struggle #Positive Thinking #Steps

  • Putting a label [homosexual] on myself was a big step forward...once I said, 'Yes, that's me, that's what I am,' I was able to work with it.
    -- Barbara Gittings

    #Labels #Able #Steps

  • Every time I step onto an airplane, I turn to the right and take a good, hard stare into the maw of the engine. I don't know what I'm looking for. I just do it.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Airplane #Steps #Staring

  • A good work is a partnership between you and nature... Nature will help you every step of the way.
    -- Barbara Sher

    #Nature #Way #Steps

  • We need an unambiguous rule - a law - that nobody will step between the publisher and the consumer, full stop.
    -- Barry Diller

    #Law #Needs #Steps

  • I'm just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose.
    -- Beck

    #Purpose #Way #Steps

  • There are a lot of women who feel that they have done all the work in their relationship only for someone else to step in and take the love and credit for it.
    -- Bellamy Young

    #Credit #Done #Steps

  • Under a cold turkey strategy, at each policy meeting the Federal Open Market Committee would make its best guess about where it ultimately wants the funds rate to be and would move to that rate in a single step.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Moving #Turkeys #Steps

  • Every single time I step into the studio, I say, 'Can I still do this? Do I still have it? Have I ever had it?' I suppose there's a good amount of self-loathing that goes into any form of artisanship.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Self #Loathing #Steps

  • You have to be able to step up when your name is called.
    -- Ben Roethlisberger

    #Names #Able #Steps

  • There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere... There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid toward your goals...
    -- Ben Stein

    #Pyramids #Goal #Steps

  • Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Fear #People #Steps

  • Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time.
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Phrases #Use #Steps

  • There is only a single step between impurity and purity.
    -- Berl Katznelson

    #Steps #Purity

  • I must destroy everybody that comes in front of me. I must execute them and I must do it in grand style. I must slay Robert Allen like I must slay De La Hoya or anybody else that steps in that ring.
    -- Bernard Hopkins

    #Motivation #Style #Steps

  • The wild begins where you least expect it, one step off your normal course
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Steps #Normal

  • Each of is an arm of Kannon, enabling Kannon to do her work. Like her, we're also overwhelmed, but when we reallize that the millions of pieces are all operating as one, then there's no problem. The reason we get overwhelmed is that we're attached to a certain result or taht we want to achieve a certain result or that we to achieve a certain goal. If we weren't attached we wouldn't be overwhelmed. It's endless. And we just take one step after the next
    -- Bernie Glassman

    #Compassion #Goal #Steps

  • Step out from behind the words. When you're a writer you can imagine that the words speak for you and are you, but they're not. You are this living breathing bad hair day kind of person.
    -- Beth Kephart

    #Hair #Breathing #Steps

  • The giant step in the walk of faith is the one we take when we decide God no longer is a part of our lives. He IS our life.
    -- Beth Moore

    #Giants #Steps #Walks

  • Learn to have patience with people, just take it one step at a time in everything that you're doing and just invest time in the people that you're with ... have patience with them, even if they're not necessarily the easiest person to work with.
    -- Bethany Hamilton

    #People #Steps #One Step At A Time

  • Step to this and get shanked up I knocked out so many teeth the tooth fairy went bankrupt
    -- Big L

    #Hip Hop #Teeth #Steps