Thinking quotes

  • I think things happened the way they did for a reason
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Thinking #Way #Reason

  • When I was six all I could think about was ding-dongs and yo-yos.
    -- Aaron Paul

    #Thinking #Six

  • I think that for some people faith is good - they have something to draw to.
    -- Aaron Paul

    #Thinking #People #Draws

  • I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I'd done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it.
    -- Aaron Paul

    #Thinking #Class #Play

  • I think being recognized more is something you have to get used to, whether it's your homeland or when you're traveling. People recognize me from my play or a commercial I've done. It's just a normal part of life.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Thinking #Play #People

  • I think you can train yourself to block out some of that pressure and replace it with confidence. It's about preparation, and the more prepared I am, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it's only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Block #Thinking #Preparation

  • I think very highly of myself. I think I'm capable of a lot of things on the field.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Thinking #Nfl #Fields

  • I think the guys are starting to rally around my leadership style and the way I do things. I've been waiting for this opportunity my whole life.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Opportunity #Thinking #Nfl

  • I think the talent is there to get to Super Bowl 5.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Silly #Thinking #Nfl

  • He cares about the people involved, but I don't think he's a big football fan.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Football #Thinking #People

  • Honestly, I don't try to guess at what most people want. I don't think I'd guess right, and I just think that that's not a good recipe for storytelling. I try to write what I like, what I think my friends would like.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Writing #Thinking #People

  • President Bartlet: There's a delegation of cardiologists having their pictures taken in the Blue Room. You wouldn't think you could find a group of people more arrogant than the fifteen of us, but there they are, right upstairs in the Blue Room.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Taken #Thinking #Blue

  • It seems to me that more and more we've come to expect less and less from each other, and I think that should change.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Thinking #Should

  • I don't believe there are two sides to every argument. I think the facts are the center. And watching the news abandon the facts in favor of 'fairness' is what's troubling to me.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Believe #Thinking #Two Sides

  • Tell me what you think and then tell me what the really smart person in the room who disagrees with you thinks.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Smart #Thinking #Rooms

  • I must tell you, I haven't done the drug problem that is faced by cops and people on the border. It's a hard show to do, but I think it's going to say a lot about drugs and the problems related to them. I just hope people can watch it, it's a pretty strong show.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Strong #Thinking #People

  • A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it's tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows?
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Patience #Thinking #Years

  • I think there are two ways to depict a family. One is what it's really like, and one is what the audience would like it to be. Between you and me, I think the second one is what I would prefer.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Thinking #Two #Way

  • When we did 'Dynasty', it was the clothes. I think the clothes affected every woman around the world. I got so many letters, I think we made the designer a millionaire!
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Thinking #Clothes #Letters

  • I've been recognized very seldom. I think I just look different in person than I do as the character.
    -- Aaron Stanford

    #Character #Thinking #Different

  • I do know that I've read somewhere that it's been statistically proven that in times of war, horror films are much more popular. I don't know why that is. You'd think it'd be the opposite. You'd think people would want to escape from it.
    -- Aaron Stanford

    #War #Thinking #Opposites

  • Think deeply about things. Don’t just go along because that’s the way things are or that’s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Thinking #Alternatives #Way

  • What is "this drive"? It's the tendency to not simply accept things as they are but to want to think about them, to understand them. To not be content to simply feel sad but to ask what sadness means. To not just get a bus pass but to think about the economic reasons getting a bus pass makes sense. I call this tendency the intellectual.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Sadness #Mean #Thinking

  • I think with anything where you delve into the back story of an artist, it kind of explains their work more intimately.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Artist #Thinking #Stories

  • I can't think of anything worse than trying to schmooze someone with the idea that you're an actor.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Thinking #Ideas #Trying

  • Especially like right now, I'm not shooting a show so you get to act. You get to do that stuff, kind of treat everyone as 'All right, throw the paint against the wall and see what I can do with this and what people say.' I think it's a great mental workout because you have to ready something, learn something fast. It's good to stay on your toes and keep sharp if you're auditioning.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Workout #Wall #Thinking

  • In America, people think being South Asian is still kind of exotic. When you go outside New York and Chicago and L.A., there are people who have never tried Indian food... they've never even tasted it!
    -- Aasif Mandvi

    #New York #Thinking #America

  • 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

  • I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.
    -- Abba Eban

    #War #Unconditional Love #Thinking

  • When you take a tree that is rooted in the ground, and transfer it from one place to another, the tree will no longer bear fruit. And if it does, the fruit will not be as good as it was in its original place. This is a rule of nature. I think if I had left my country, I would be the same as the tree.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Country #Thinking #Tree

  • I think I really produce my best work in Iran.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Thinking #Iran #Produce

  • I think violence can never be justified.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Thinking #Violence #Justified

  • Religion works on some people but not on everyone, because it says, 'Stop thinking and accept what I tell you.' That's not valid for people who want to think and reflect.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Thinking #People #Want

  • I think Woody Allen is Woody Allen, and no matter where he goes he still makes his Woody Allen films.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Thinking #Matter #Film

  • When I'm in the process of making a movie I'm not thinking about the finished result, and whether people have to see it once or more than once, and what the reaction to it will be. I just make it, and then I live with the consequences, some of which may not be as pleasant as I'd like! I know one thing, however. Many viewers may come out of the theater not satisfied, but they won't be able to forget the movie. I know they'll be talking about it during their next dinner. I want them to be a little restless about my movies, and keep trying to find something in them.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Thinking #Talking #People

  • There were years when Hitchcock was like a master to me, but now I think he's so artificial. I can watch films and say how technically beautiful they are, but I'm not impressed by any technicality.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Years

  • I think that's what really a substantial work is, it's forever. It's the truth now and it was the truth then, and it will be the truth tomorrow.
    -- Abbey Lincoln

    #Music #Thinking #Forever

  • And let her think I don't care she's with you? No can do. She needs to know what I want
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Thinking #Care #Want

  • Maybe I'm not good for you. Maybe what I feel is wrong. Because I did love Ashton. She was all I needed... but never did I feel the uncontrollable desire to get her underneath me. Never did I make up reasons to get her to wrap her legs around me so I could feel her pressed up against me. Never. He swallowed hard. "Never did I think about being inside her
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Thinking #Desire #Legs

  • He isn’t like us Low. You know that right.” I knew what Cage was saying. Marcus was out of my league. He didn’t want me thinking there could ever be anything between me and his roommate. I was low class. Marcus was a rich kid. “I’m not stupid Cage.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Stupid #Kids #Thinking

  • I think that everyone's life is controlled by a series of events. They choose what they want and if it is in their control they can reach it. Sometimes luck shines on them and sometimes it doesn't. I also think accidents happen and we are placed in situations where we have to do things for those we love that we don't want to do.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Thinking #Shining #Luck

  • I never imagined anyone like you, Blaire. But every time I think about forever with you, I’m humbled that you chose me.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Thinking #Forever #Like You

  • I will do anything. Anything, Blaire, just to be near you. I can’t think about anything else. I can’t focus on anything. So never think you’re inconveniencing me. You need me, I’m there.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Thinking #Focus #Needs

  • You think this necklace is a tailsman?" "Yep, I'm not stupid Leif. I hang with Death, ya know.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Stupid #Thinking #Necklaces

  • I think it's really important to live in the moment.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Thinking #Live In The Moment #Important

  • Something I've noticed as I get older is that I do think about the future more. It's all positive thinking.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Positive Thinking #Thinking

  • I think as a child you know when it's time for your parents to split. You realise they love each other, but they're not in love with each other. And I think as a child it's much better for your parents to split than for them to stay and have dysfunction within the family.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Children #Thinking #Dysfunction

  • There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning. I think I've learned that lesson twice now. The essence of successful revolution, be it for an individual, a community of individuals, or a nation, depends on accepting that challenge.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Successful #Winning #Thinking

  • I think the greatest legacy of the 1960s was the general feeling that not only can you fight the powers that be, but you can win.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Fighting #Winning #Thinking

  • I think we are constantly faced with the same decision. The decision to be blindly obedient to authority versus the decision to try and change things by fighting the powers that be is always, throughout history, the only decision.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Fighting #Thinking #Decision

  • Playing on turf affects everything, you know, it affects the way the ball rolls, it affects the way the ball bounces, it affects the way you think about whether or not going into a slide. It's kind of a nightmare.
    -- Abby Wambach

    #Thinking #Balls #Way

  • I think it's almost impossible for any expert to predict for the rapid changes we see in the Middle East. They are rapid and they will continue for quite a while.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Thinking #Middle East #Experts

  • Fifty-seven countries in the world, a third of the United Nations, do not recognize Israel. In a way, I think North Korea has better international relations than Israel.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Country #Thinking #Israel

  • I think this is really a defining moment for the Arab world. The problem is, it is all going to be about blood, sweat and tears. In certain countries it may be just sweat, and in some countries sweat and tears, and in some countries, as you can see, a lot of blood. I think initial instability is something that we are all extremely nervous of.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Country #Thinking #Blood

  • For me, I am left leaning when it comes to health and education, on the right when it comes to defense. So I don't know where I come on the political spectrum. And I think this the challenge that a lot of Jordanians have to deal with.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Thinking #Political #Challenges

  • The Arab Spring I think we will look back whether it's two years, five years, ten or fifteen. And say it's a good thing.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Spring #Thinking #Years

  • We want to be, I think, an example for the rest of the Arab world, because there are a lot of people who say that the only democracy you can have in the Middle East is the Muslim Brotherhood.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Thinking #People #Brotherhood

  • I don't think the Middle East could afford another war.
    -- Abdallah II

    #War #Thinking #Middle East

  • I think the debate in our society now is that people have to agree on zero-tolerance to terrorism.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Zero #Thinking #People

  • I think the success of democracy is not really police security; it's the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is, the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Thinking #Class #People

  • My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Thinking #People #Quality

  • Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organisation and the country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Country #Adversity #Thinking

  • Thinking is the capital, Enterprise is the way, Hard Work is the solution
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Hard Work #Thinking #Way

  • Learning gives creativity Creativity leads to thinking Thinking provides knowledge Knowledge makes you great.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Educational #Creativity #Thinking

  • When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Art #Creativity #Thinking

  • Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved but I think it's very important.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Thinking #Important #Old Fashioned

  • I don't think of myself as a jazz musician but a medicine man.
    -- Abdullah Ibrahim

    #Men #Thinking #Medicine

  • I was raised a Catholic and when you're raised a Catholic they don't teach you to think for yourself. You're taught not to think too deeply about things.
    -- Abel Ferrara

    #Thinking #Catholic #Taught

  • Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it's like, 'Yes, let's do it.'
    -- Abel Ferrara

    #Thinking #Actors #Lows

  • A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.
    -- Abhishek Bachchan

    #Happy Birthday #Blessing #Thinking

  • I don't believe in asking God for anything. If I am worthy, He will give it to me. I think we should earn his blessings; I have never believed in mannats.
    -- Abhishek Bachchan

    #Believe #Thinking #Blessing

  • I don't really like to talk about other people. I think people who have things going on in their lives, I think they have enough to deal with, they don't need, you know, Abigail Breslin weighing in on their lives.
    -- Abigail Breslin

    #Thinking #People #Needs

  • I'd love to work with Michelle Williams. I think that she's incredible. She's such a great actress and I love her.
    -- Abigail Breslin

    #Thinking #Actresses #Incredibles

  • My mom didn't ever think I would take to acting because I was a very shy, very reserved kind of child. But obviously, something changed!
    -- Abigail Breslin

    #Mom #Children #Thinking

  • I don't think life offers any greater experience than the joyful sense of recognition when one finds in a new acquaintance a real friend, or when an old relationship deepens into friendship, or when one finds an old friendship intact despite the passage of years and many absences.
    -- Abigail McCarthy

    #Friendship #Real #Thinking

  • The Sunflow'r, thinking 'twas for him foul shame To nap by daylight, strove t' excuse the blame; It was not sleep that made him nod, he said, But too great weight and largeness of his head.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Sleep #Thinking #Naps

  • Curiosity, which may or may not eventuate in something useful, is probably the most outstanding characteristic of modern thinking ... Institutions of learning should be devoted to the cultivation of curiosity, and the less they are deflected by the consideration of immediacy of application, the more likely they are to contribute not only to human welfare, but to the equally important satisfaction of intellectual interest, which may indeed be said to have become the ruling passion of intellectual life in modern times.
    -- Abraham Flexner

    #Passion #Thinking #Intellectual

  • As much progress as we think we've made with legislation, litigation and education, anti-Semitism still continues to be the No. 2 hate crime in the United States. You can't eliminate it, but you can try to keep a lid on it.
    -- Abraham Foxman

    #Hate #Thinking #Progress

  • Ultimately there is no power to narcissistic, self-indulgent thinking. Authentic thinking originates with an encounter with the world.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Thinking #Self #World

  • We are closer to God when we are asking questions than when we think we have the answers.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Thinking #Asking Questions #Answers

  • My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing years, and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Christian #Thinking #Views

  • When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Thinking #Two #People

  • I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know that his hand is in it. If He has a place and work for me - and I think He has - I believe I am ready.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hate #Believe #Thinking

  • I shall always think of myself first and foremost... as a hunter.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Thinking #Hunters #Firsts

  • A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Thinking #Generations #Election

  • ...Let us discard all this quibbling about this man and the other man-this race and that race and the other race being inferior, and therefore they must be placed in and inferior position...Let us discard all these things, and unite as one people throughout this land, until we shall once more stand up declaring that all men are created equal.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Men #Thinking #Race

  • I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Men #Thinking #Office

  • Think of strangers as friends you not met yet.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Thinking #Stranger #Mets

  • I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion. Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Men #Thinking #Office

  • One of the things I learned, one of the strangest things, is how to think. There was nothing else to do. I couldn't see people, or go for a walk in the forest. All I had was my head and my books, and I thought a lot.
    -- Abraham Pais

    #Book #Thinking #People

  • Arithmetic starts with the integers and proceeds by successively enlarging the number system by rational and negative numbers, irrational numbers, etc... But the next quite logical step after the reals, namely the introduction of infinitesimals, has simply been omitted. I think, in coming centuries it will be considered a great oddity in the history of mathematics that the first exact theory of infinitesimals was developed 300 years after the invention of the differential calculus.
    -- Abraham Robinson

    #Thinking #Numbers #Oddities

  • I think we learn from medicine everywhere that it is, at its heart, a human endeavor, requiring good science but also a limitless curiosity and interest in your fellow human being, and that the physician-patient relationship is key; all else follows from it.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Heart #Thinking #Medicine

  • I think we can see how blessed we are in America to have access to the kind of health care we do if we are insured, and even if uninsured, how there is a safety net. Now, as to the problem of how much health care costs and how we reform health care ... it is another story altogether.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Blessed #Thinking #America

  • I think America is really in denial about the degree to which residents, particularly foreign medical graduates, man the county hospitals of this country, and but for their services, I'm not sure how exactly we could manage.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Country #Men #Thinking

  • God will judge us, Mr. Harris, by--by what we did to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings. I don't think God cares what doctrine we embrace.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Thinking #Judging #Suffering

  • I always wondered if the good people who send us bibles really think that hookworm and hunger are healed by scripture? Our patients are illiterate.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Thinking #People #Scripture

  • Leaders are active instead of reactive, shaping ideas instead of responding to them. Leaders adopt a personal and active attitude toward goals. The influence a leader exerts in altering moods, evoking images and expectations, and in establishing specific desires and objectives determines the direction an organization takes. The net result of this influence is to change the way people think about what is desirable, possible, and necessary. In other words, leaders are visionaries and managers operate within those established visions.
    -- Abraham Zaleznik

    #Attitude #Thinking #Organization

  • Whenever I start to really think about what I'm playing, I may play it better musically, but the feeling isn't there.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Thinking #Play #Feelings

  • I think most of the people, once you see a Kiss show, you kinda get spoiled because I don't think there's anybody out there that's doing a bigger or a better show than us.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Kissing #Thinking #People

  • Every time Paul and Gene use my makeup, they have to pay me a royalty check. I think they changed the makeup so they didn't have to pay me.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Makeup #Thinking #Use