Way quotes

  • Science fiction is never about the future, in the same way history is rarely about the past: they're both parable formats for examining or commenting on the present.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Past #Fiction #Way

  • I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Rabbits #Apple Pie #Way

  • It is often wonderful how putting down on paper a clear statement of a case helps one to see, not perhaps the way out, but the way in.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Inspirational #Paper #Way

  • In the last stage of the spiritual master's life, the devotees of the spiritual master should take preaching activities into their own hands. In this way the spiritual master can sit down in a solitary place and render nirjana-bhajana.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Spiritual #Hands #Way

  • To justify God's ways to man.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Drinking #Men #Way

  • I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way.
    -- A. E. van Vogt

    #Writing #Way #Months

  • I am officially Jewish, but I’m Jewish in the same way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Italian #Garden #Way

  • The only way to write is well and how you do it is your own damn business.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Writing #Way #Wells

  • You just can't let anything or anyone get in the way of who you are.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Way #Who You Are

  • There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #Peace #Way

  • War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #War #Outcomes #Way

  • The present enables us to understand the past, not the other way round.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Past #Way

  • One can't have it both ways and both ways is the only way I want it.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Want #Way

  • Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Vision #Definitions #Way

  • The more I compose, the more I know that I don't know it all. I think it's a good way to start. If you think you know it all, the work becomes a repetition of what you've already done.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Music #Thinking #Way

  • I'm not an athiest. How can you not believe in something that doesn't exist? That's way too convoluted for me.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Believe #Atheism #Way

  • Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Littles #Eccentric #Way

  • It is time, therefore, to abandon the superstition that natural science cannot be regarded as logically respectable until philosophers have solved the problem of induction. The problem of induction is, roughly speaking, the problem of finding a way to prove that certain empirical generalizations which are derived from past experience will hold good also in the future.
    -- A.J. Ayer

    #Past #Superstitions #Way

  • How can we say nobody's perfect if there is no perfect to compare to? Perfection implies that there really is a right and wrong way to be. And what type of perfection is the best type? Moral perfection? Aesthetic? Physiological? Mental?
    -- A.S. King

    #Perfect #Way #Moral

  • She didn't know then that life has a way of backing you into a corner. You make your choices when you're far too young to understand their implications, and with each choice you make the field of possibility narrows. You choose a career and other careers are lost to you. You choose a mate and commit to loving no other.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Careers #Choices #Way

  • Life has a way of taking its toll on the person you thought you were.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Life #Tolls #Way

  • Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way.
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Luck #Hanging On #Way

  • Luke, I don't want to discourage your curiosity, but I have to remind you, if something goes wrong, this is an exceptionally embarassing way to die." Mara
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Curiosity #Want #Way

  • There is something about music that keeps its distance even at the moment that it engulfs us. It is at the same time outside and away from us and inside and part of us. In one sense it dwarfs us, and in another we master it. We are led on and on, and yet in some strange way we never lose control.
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Music #Distance #Way

  • I'm an actor and it happened to go my way that day.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Actors #Way #My Way

  • You get changed by the Bill Belichick way, you get changed by the Patriot Way,
    -- Aaron Hernandez

    #Bills #Way #Patriot

  • The only way to avoid disruption is to constantly do what you would if you were just starting out.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Way #Starting #Disruption

  • Sometimes things are the way they are and can't be changed, other times it's because no one ever tried. Your job is to find the latter.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Jobs #Way #Sometimes

  • Better to be right about the trend and wrong about the implementation, than the other way around.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Trends #Way

  • Start with the assumption that the best way to do something is not the way it's being done right now.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Done #Way #Assumption

  • One, I push my deadlines closer than anybody else, or let's say it this way: I'm really late.
    -- Aaron McGruder

    #Way #Deadline

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

    #Thinking #Way #Reason

  • The best way to watch Breaking Bad is in the fetal position, sobbing.
    -- Aaron Paul

    #Watches #Way #Position

  • You can only write, 'Somebody wants something, something else is in their way of getting it.'
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Writing #Want #Way

  • 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

  • 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

  • Something like making the NIT would have been a great way to showcase the season we had.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Way #Showcase

  • Awards are not something that I measure my work by. I've been so fortunate and I've gotten to do such terrific things that it seems petty to look back and say, 'Oh, I should have gotten that prize.' I don't look at it that way.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Awards #Way #Looks

  • I'm Muslim the way many of my Jewish friends are Jewish: I avoid pork, and I take the big holidays off.
    -- Aasif Mandvi

    #Holiday #Pork #Way

  • You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way. You can't be detached and effective.
    -- Abba Eban

    #Change #Way #Achieve

  • My way of expression is full of complications and mystery because that's my perception of life.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Expression #Perception #Way

  • The fact I want...no, I need for us to be exclusive until we part ways when we head off to college
    -- Abbi Glines

    #College #Want #Way

  • Not everyone sees you the way you do. Sometimes our imperfections are what makes us special. - Tripp
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Imperfection #Special #Way

  • Identifying pain in others was easy for me. I was drawn to it in some strange perverse way.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Pain #Way #Strange

  • Be glad I don't have my gun because right now I'm considering the different ways I can get you to shut up. Let me scream and back off.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Gun #Different #Way

  • I leaned forward on the table and leveled her with my steady gaze. “Do not ever speak to her that way again. If she hadn’t agreed to come with me I wouldn’t have come. Don’t underestimate her importance. She’s mine. Respect that.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Tables #Way #Underestimate

  • The best way to educate oneself is to become part of the revolution.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Way #Revolution #Educate

  • The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Inspirational Life #Support #Way

  • I just want to do what has to be done so much. I'll never understand why everyone else doesn't feel this way.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Done #Want #Way

  • Pleasure is a by-product of doing something that is worth doing. Therefore, do not seek pleasure as such. Pleasure comes of seeking something else, and comes by the way.
    -- Abbott Lawrence Lowell

    #Happiness #Way #Pleasure

  • I'm not going to tell people how to live their life and I surely wouldn't tell people my life is the way you should be living. People get to choose what they do want to do with their life and I appreciated that.
    -- Abby Wambach

    #People #Want #Way

  • 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

  • The teacher that I was for decades, and that I still am in a certain way, wondered what was meant by the word education. I was truly dumbfounded at the very thought of dealing with such an essential and extensive subject.
    -- Abdoulaye Wade

    #Teacher #Essentials #Way

  • Education for all seems to be the product of a type of distributive justice that is in no way related to the individual.
    -- Abdoulaye Wade

    #Education #Justice #Way

  • We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Land #Culture #Way

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

    #Hard Work #Thinking #Way

  • People go out of their way to show the love and respect for me. It is very gratifying.
    -- Abdul Qadeer Khan

    #People #Way #Love And Respect

  • I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it.
    -- Abdurrahman Wahid

    #Moving #Democracy #Way

  • Someone once defined humor as a way to keep from killing yourself. I keep my sense of humor and I stay alive.
    -- Abe Burrows

    #Laughter #Alive #Way

  • I feel that one of the hardest things in acting is the way you need to switch your emotions.
    -- Abhishek Bachchan

    #Acting #Needs #Way

  • The only way out of the current crisis is to amend the Constitution.
    -- Abhisit Vejjajiva

    #Way #Constitution #Currents

  • I'm from New York. I have a non, neutral accent. It can go any way you want.
    -- Abigail Breslin

    #New York #Want #Way

  • [What she told herself before interviews:] I am the way I am; I look the way I look; I am my age.
    -- Abigail McCarthy

    #Age #Looks #Way

  • The good will is all — and all the talents are ways to fulfill it.
    -- Abraham Isaac Kook

    #Way #Talent

  • Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Light #World #Way

  • The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspiration #Way

  • I am satisfied that when the Almighty wants me to do or not do any particular thing, He finds a way of letting me know it
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Want #Way #Almighty

  • There is something so ludicrous in promises of good or threats of evil a great way off as to render the whole subject with which they are connected easily turned into ridicule.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Evil #Promise #Way

  • The way to recover the meaning of life and the worthwhileness of life is to recover the power of experience, to have impulse voices from within, and to be able to hear these impulse voices from within — and make the point: This can be done.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Voice #Able #Way

  • Language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Communication #Way #Language

  • But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Communication #Way #Defense

  • We need a way of life in which the animal, guided by reason, may romp but will not bite.
    -- Abraham Myerson

    #Life #Animal #Way

  • I still find the best way to understand a hospitalized patient is not by staring at the computer screen but by going to see the patient; it's only at the bedside that I can figure out what is important.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Important #Way #Patient

  • He leaned about the same way in falling towards Jacqueline, forward, down towards the bottom of the car.
    -- Abraham Zapruder

    #Fall #Car #Way

  • Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Way #Path #Holy

  • He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #House #Paradise #Way

  • Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Moving #Way #Helping

  • Allah makes the way to Jannah easy for him who treads the path in search of knowledge.
    -- Abu Hurairah

    #Way #Path #Easy

  • The way humanity manages or mismanages its nature-based assets, including pollinators, will in part define our collective future in the 21st century,
    -- Achim Steiner

    #Humanity #Way #Century

  • The only way to say what abstract is, is to say what it is not.
    -- Ad Reinhardt

    #Way #Abstract

  • What counts more than style is whether architecture improves our experience of the built world; whether it makes us wonder why we never noticed places in quite this way before.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Style #Way #World

  • Your twenties are the time to both accept and fight your way into the person you're destined to become.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Fighting #Twenties #Way

  • I understood that I might fail, but I wouldn't let it happen because I changed my compass along the way.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Might #Way #Failing

  • Okay, using the dreaded middle name is not the best way to forge a bond.
    -- Adam Brody

    #Mom #Names #Way

  • There's a Washington standard of casually putting things off the record. It's really gone too far. I don't know an easy way to turn it back.
    -- Adam Clymer

    #Gone #Records #Way

  • Through theater and acting school, I found a way to articulate myself.
    -- Adam Driver

    #School #Acting #Way

  • In bookstores, my stuff is usually filed in the out-of-the-way, additional interest sections.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Bookstores #Stuff #Way

  • The most meaningful way to succeed is to help others succeed.
    -- Adam Grant

    #Meaningful #Helping Others #Way

  • I love the Bible. I read it every day. I spend 10 hours a week studying it. It has affected my life in profound ways. I am inspired when I read it.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Profound #Way #Study

  • The first World War in so many ways shaped the 20th century and really remade our world for the worse.
    -- Adam Hochschild

    #War #Our World #Way

  • The way I look at it is everybody should have the right to get married, if they so choose
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Looks #Way #Married

  • I'm a freak in the fondest way possible.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Way #Freak

  • The best way to be loved, is to love yourself.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Love #Way #Love You

  • I think theatricality is just one way of performing. I don't think it's a better way or the way, but it's my way.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Thinking #Way #Performing

  • I started rejecting the proper way to sing and I started singing.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Singing #Way

  • Music was a way of rebelling against the whole rah-rah high school thing.
    -- Adam Levine

    #School #High School #Way

  • I think it's always dangerous to make political arguments in a religiously ideological way. And it's very dangerous to treat as traitors to the American nation those who think differently.
    -- Adam Michnik

    #Thinking #Political #Way

  • Any show that's bringing in a young audience is doing a good thing, because that's the only way that theater will continue to grow. All the other audience members are going to be dead soon!
    -- Adam Pascal

    #Way #Good Things #Members

  • Monogamy is a way of getting the versions of ourselves down to the minimum.
    -- Adam Phillips

    #Way #Monogamy #Minimum

  • Then it suddenly and theatrically began to clean itself in the way cats do when they want you to know what a big deal you aren't.
    -- Adam Rex

    #Cat #Want #Way