Agency quotes

  • We are all mediums for our own basic truths. All we really have in life is the primal force that moves us through our days--our unvarnished, untutored, ever-present, inborn agency.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Moving #Agency #Life Is

  • Bureaucracy has murdered people in the greater New Orleans area. And bureaucracy needs to stand trial before Congress today. So I'm asking Congress, please investigate this now. Take whatever idiot they have at the top of whatever agency and give me a better idiot. Give me a caring idiot. Give me a sensitive idiot. Just don't give me the same idiot.
    -- Aaron Broussard

    #Caring #Agency #New Orleans

  • Every discipline develops standards of professional competence to which its workers are subject... Every scientific community is a society in the small, so to speak, with its own agencies of social control.
    -- Abraham Kaplan

    #Agency #Discipline #Community

  • All autonomous agencies and authorities, sooner or later, turn into self-perpetuating strongholds of conventional thought and practice.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Agency #Self #Practice

  • 'Brand-Dropping' is the term that the Kluger Agency coined to describe discreetly advertising by product mentioning in song, and we feel we can make this the way of the future without jeopardizing any artist's creative outlet or typical style.
    -- Adam Kluger

    #Song #Artist #Agency

  • Minnesotans lost their jobs because the credit rating agencies didn't do the only job they're supposed to have, the only job they had, which is to give accurate, objective ratings to financial products.
    -- Al Franken

    #Jobs #Agency #Giving

  • We had some adverse conditions in the '60s, in the '70s and the '80s. The agency has risen above that in the past and will rise above that again.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Past #Agency #Rise Above

  • It is easy to prescribe improvement for others; it is easy to organize something, to institutionalize this or that, to pass laws, multiply bureaucratic agencies, form pressure groups, start revolutions, change forms of government, tinker at political theory. The fact that these expedients have been tried unsuccessfully in every conceivable combination for 6,000 years has not noticeably impaired a credulous unintelligent willingness to keep on trying them again and again.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Agency #Government #Years

  • FEMA has lost its focus, and Floridians know first-hand of the agency's shortcomings, .. Natural disaster preparedness and response programs have become trapped in a homeland security bureaucracy.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Agency #Hands #Focus

  • Liberty, as we all know, cannot flourish in a country that is permanently on a war footing, or even a near war footing. Permanent crisis justifies permanent control of everybody and everything by the agencies of central government.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Country #War #Agency

  • The difficulties of conducting espionage against the Soviet Union in the Soviet Union were such that historically the Agency had backed away from the task.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Agency #Tasks #Unions

  • To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Agency #America #People

  • I came into the Agency with a set of ideas and attitudes that were quite typical of people coming into the Agency at that time. You could call it liberal anti-communism.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Attitude #Agency #Ideas

  • Foreign Ministry guys don't become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Party #Agency #Volunteer

  • I'll take any life in which I can make choices and have agency, and America is not a bad place for all that.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Agency #America #Choices

  • Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Agency #Political

  • The reasonableness of the agency of the national courts in cases in which the state tribunals cannot be supposed to be impartial, speaks for itself. No man ought certainly to be a judge in his own cause, or in any cause in respect to which he has the least interest or bias.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Agency #Judging

  • Photographers should make three or four prints from one negative and then crop them differently. When I was art director at Harper's Bazaar and at several agencies as a consultant, young photographers would bring me their portfolios and all the prints would be in the same standard proportions, either for the Leica or the Rolleiflex. Many times, by limiting themselves in this way, they missed the true potentialities of their photographs.
    -- Alexey Brodovitch

    #Photography #Art #Agency

  • I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age. He asked if I would be interested in doing some.
    -- Alexis Bledel

    #New York #Agency #One Day

  • There is, I conceive, no contradiction in believing that mind is at once the cause of matter and of the development of individualised human minds through the agency of matter
    -- Alfred Russel Wallace

    #Believe #Agency #Mind

  • The abuse of the veto power has become so predictable that frequently resolutions are not even tabled because of the certainty of a veto against their adoption. Necessary discussion is thereby suppressed. Concerted action by the Security Council, the General Assembly and other United Nations agencies is necessary to prevent major human rights violations, stop ongoing breaches and provide remedies to victims.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Agency #Rights #Adoption

  • In my suffrage work, I learned beyond question that the news coming through the great press agencies was colored and distorted; and if this has been done on one subject, it has doubtless been done on others. A good many women, I think, learned a wholesome distrust of press reports during the suffrage struggle.
    -- Alice Stone Blackwell

    #Struggle #Thinking #Agency

  • In the real world, I see conservatives volunteering at adoption agencies, at churches, at bake sales and the local American Legion Post while the only charity a progressive sends is a smug sermon on fair share and what fairness is.
    -- Allen West

    #Real #Agency #Volunteer

  • The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Moving Forward #Agency #Perspective

  • GUNPOWDER, n. An agency employed by civilized nations for the settlement of disputes which might become troublesome if left unadjusted. By most writers the invention of gunpowder is ascribed to the Chinese, but not upon very convincing evidence. Milton says it was invented by the devil to dispel angels with, and this opinion seems to derive some support from the scarcity of angels.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Angel #Science #Agency

  • GUNPOWDER, n. An agency employed by civilized nations for the settlement of disputes which might become troublesome if left unadjusted.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Agency #Gunpowder #Might

  • I started a modeling agency and I had it for about five and a half years and it was the same time I was actually working with the WWE and doing SmackDown. It was really the same principles; because me growing up I didn't have the support, I wasn't told, yes you can do that; you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it.
    -- Amy Weber

    #Growing Up #Agency #Years

  • But Iran has gone far beyond what is necessary for a purely civilian programme. It has concealed several nuclear facilities from the International Atomic Energy Agency, played hide-and-seek with the international community, and rejected all offers of co-operation from the U.S., the EU, and others.
    -- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    #Agency #Iran #Community

  • I suddenly realized that we were on borrowed time, that time is always borrowed, and that the lending agency exacts its premium precisely when we are least prepared to pay and need to borrow more...
    -- André Aciman

    #Agency #Needs #Pay

  • I choose free libraries as the best agencies for improving the masses of the people, because they give nothing for nothing. They only help those who help themselves.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Agency #People #Giving

  • Debt, weve learned, is the match that lights the fire of every crisis. Every crisis has its own set of villains - pick your favorite: bankers, regulators, central bankers, politicians, overzealous consumers, credit rating agencies - but all require one similar ingredient to create a true crisis: too much leverage.
    -- Andrew Ross Sorkin

    #Fire #Agency #Light

  • My mother took my picture to a model agency and the rest is history.
    -- Angie Everhart

    #Mother #Agency #Models

  • The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don't tend to support big agencies.
    -- Anita Roddick

    #Running #Agency #Support

  • My job, when it comes to free agency, trades, is not to pick players, but support the personnel department and the coaching staff. We have to have the financial resources to make things happen and that's my job.
    -- Arthur Blank

    #Jobs #Player #Agency

  • Katalyst is a merger of three industries. A piece of us is connected to ad agencies. Because we get the complex overlay of the social Web, we know how to engage an audience and how to make entertainment for the social Web. And we know how to gain and activate and retain an audience. So we create social networks for brands.
    -- Ashton Kutcher

    #Agency #Three #Pieces

  • Obedience . . . allows us to reach a higher and more spiritual level in life, using our agency to do the will of the Lord.
    -- Athos M. Amorim

    #Life #Spiritual #Agency

  • If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Agency #Self #Giving

  • One should not interpret the word “Revolution” in its literal sense. Various meanings and significances are attributed to this word, according to the interests of those who use or misuse it. For the established agencies of exploitation it conjures up a feeling of blood stained horror. To the revolutionaries it is a sacred phrase.
    -- Bhagat Singh

    #Agency #Blood #Feelings

  • Here is the crisis of the times as I see it: We talk about problems, issues, policies, but we don't talk about what democracy means what it bestows on us the revolutionary idea that it isn't just about the means of governance but the means of dignifying people so they become fully free to claim their moral and political agency.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Mean #Agency #Ideas

  • The secrets of nature are concealed; her agency is perpetual, but we do not always discover its effects; time reveals them from age to age; and although she is always the same in herself, she is not always equally well known.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Nature #Agency #Secret

  • I didn't have an agent. I would just write down that I was with my brother's agency, and then the agency would get calls and say that they had no idea who I was.
    -- Blake Lively

    #Brother #Writing #Agency

  • NSF is the only federal agency with a proven track record of selecting education projects through a rigorous, careful and competitive process that draws on a wide variety of experts from outside government.
    -- Bob Inglis

    #Agency #Government #Track

  • Today, free agency takes away a lot of your heroes, they go somewhere else. Some of them don't but a lot of them do-take the higher offer to go somewhere else. And, it turns the fans off because they get attached to the players.
    -- Bob Lilly

    #Hero #Player #Agency

  • The EPA is now the Employment Prevention Agency.
    -- Bob McDonnell

    #Agency #Politics #Epa

  • Nothing is worse, or more of a breach of the social contract between citizen and state, than for government officials, bureaucrats and agencies to waste the money entrusted to them by the people they serve.
    -- Bob Riley

    #Agency #Government #People

  • The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents.
    -- Bob Schaffer

    #Agency #Ukraine #News

  • Superstitions, and especially the early cultivation of religion, with its "fear of the Lord" and of unknown mysterious agencies, are especially potent in the development of the instinct of fear. Even the early cultivation of morality and conscientiousness, with their fears of right and wrong, often causes psychoneurotic states in later life. Religious, social, and moral taboos and superstitions, associated with apprehension of threatening impending evil, based on the fear instinct, form the germs of psychopathic affections.
    -- Boris Sidis

    #Religious #Agency #Evil

  • Latter-day Saints are not obedient because they are compelled to be obedient.  They are obedient because they know certain spiritual truths and have decided, as an expression of their own individual agency, to obey the commandments of God. . . . We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see
    -- Boyd K. Packer

    #Spiritual #Agency #Expression

  • Just after Kim Jong Il's death, the official news agency put out an article saying that under Kim Jong Il's rule, the people had been like naive children without a care in the world.
    -- Brian Reynolds

    #Children #Agency #People

  • All rational beings have an agency of their own; and according to their own choice they will be saved or damned.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Agency #Choices #Rational

  • EA called my agency and made us an offer and I was really enthusiastic about this, really excited to do it. I had Need for Speed: Underground already, the first one. And I'm a bit of a gamer, and definitely car enthusiast, so I've done a lot of things to my cars that people can do in this game. Everything from after-market kits to styling them, exteriorly with wheels, rims, and kits. You name it I have some fun doin' that.
    -- Brooke Burke

    #Fun #Agency #Games

  • I don't even think about the money when I consider roles, I turn it over to my agency. Money will come. I respect it but I don't thirst for it. I wish Americans thought more like Europeans when it comes to money and work. They take time off, they do what they love. We think work is the most valued commodity. Really the most valued commodity is time.
    -- Bryan Cranston

    #Thinking #Agency #Wish

  • Advertising seemed almost natural to me because it was a business where you had to inform, persuade and educate. And so from being a junior copywriter to being the creative director of one of the largest advertising agencies in the country took me 4.5 years, which is, well, a fairly spectacular rise.
    -- Bryce Courtenay

    #Country #Agency #Years

  • Evangelical agencies with ready funding may have too little depth and vision to cope with the current conflict. God's kingdom is built not on perpetual motion, one-liners, and flashbulbs but on Christ.
    -- Carl F. H. Henry

    #Agency #Vision #May

  • There was a point in time when I was in dire need of changing the way the model agency was working
    -- Carol Alt

    #Agency #Way #Needs

  • Our actions today will protect children from the adverse effects of exposure to pesticides commonly used on foods. The agency also is on schedule to meet all deadlines for ensuring safer pesticides use under the new Food Quality Protection Act.
    -- Carol Browner

    #Children #Adversity #Agency

  • Let's give it up for the Secret Service. I don't want to be too hard on those guys. You know, because they're the only law enforcement agency that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot.
    -- Cecily Strong

    #Men #Agency #Law

  • The term blowback, which officials of the Central Intelligent Agency first invented for their own internal use, . . . refers to the unintended consequences of policies that were kept secret from the American people. What the daily press reports as the malign act of terrorists or drug lords or rogue states or illegal arms merchants often turn out to be blowback from earlier American operations.
    -- Chalmers Johnson

    #Intelligent #Agency #People

  • We feel surprise when travellers tell us of the vast dimensions of the Pyramids and other great ruins, but how utterly insignificant are the greatest of these, when compared to these mountains of stone accumulated by the agency of various minute and tender animals!
    -- Charles Darwin

    #Nature #Animal #Agency

  • The best agencies understood the importance of routines. The worst agencies were headed by people who never thought about it, and then wondered why no one followed their orders.
    -- Charles Duhigg

    #Agency #Order #People

  • Simply giving employees a sense of agency- a feeling that they are in control, that they have genuine decision-making authority - can radically increase how much energy and focus they bring to their jobs.
    -- Charles Duhigg

    #Jobs #Agency #Giving

  • We have to create miracles. A miracle is not the intersession of an external divine agency in violation of the laws of physics. A miracle is simply something that is impossible from an old story but possible from within a new one. It is an expansion of what is possible.
    -- Charles Eisenstein

    #Law #Agency #Miracle

  • Many businesses with unpopular products or inefficient production find it much easier to curry the favor of a few influential politicians or a government agency than to compete in the open market.
    -- Charles Koch

    #Business #Agency #Government

  • Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground, at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts we've made to educate people about the importance of science, technology and advanced education, those predictions very well might have come true.
    -- Charles M. Vest

    #Education #Technology #Agency

  • The police and other law enforcements agencies are going to concentrate their efforts on organised crime, especially organised aggravated robbery
    -- Charles Nqakula

    #Soccer #Agency #Law

  • Insomnia is an all-night travel agency with posters advertising faraway places.
    -- Charles Simic

    #Night #Insomnia #Agency

  • It is easy to romanticize poverty, to see poor people as inherently lacking agency and will. It is easy to strip them of human dignity, to reduce them to objects of pity. This has never been clearer than in the view of Africa from the American media, in which we are shown poverty and conflicts without any context.
    -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    #Badass #Agency #Views

  • If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.
    -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    #Voice #Agency #Fishing

  • Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies, misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs, and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy.
    -- Chris Chocola

    #Agency #Government #Years

  • The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged with protecting the Nation from terrorism.
    -- Chris Chocola

    #Wall #Law #Agency

  • Prior to the PATRIOT Act, the ability of government agencies to share information with each other was limited, which kept investigators from fully understanding what terrorists might be planning and to prevent their attacks.
    -- Chris Chocola

    #Agency #Government #Understanding

  • We went online to surrogacy agencies. We interviewed lots of people - and I have to say, with all due respect, some of them were freaks. I was very leery of the process the whole way through.
    -- Christopher Meloni

    #Agency #People #Way

  • Prayer is not an agency by which my will is to be accomplished upon the earth. The purpose of prayer is to get God's will to be accomplished upon the earth, and so many times we ask and receive not because the motive behind our asking is really that of accomplishing my will rather than God's will.
    -- Chuck Smith

    #Prayer #Agency #Purpose

  • Client companies and advertising agencies are old-world-order places. The systems and processes and structures come from a time when you shot the TV commercial, then you did the print ads, then you did everything else - including the website. Everything has changed, but the systems haven't.
    -- Cindy Gallop

    #Agency #Order #Systems And Processes

  • My background is advertising: I moved to New York from London in 1998 to start up the U.S. office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty.
    -- Cindy Gallop

    #New York #Agency #Office

  • No one's family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Family #Lying #Agency

  • If in this life there are so many ways for purification and repentance, how much more should there be after death! The purification of souls, when separated from the body, will be easier. We can set no limits to the agency of the Redeemer; to redeem, to rescue, to discipline, is his work, and so will he continue to operate after this life.
    -- Clement of Alexandria

    #Agency #Discipline #Soul

  • Much has already been learned about the arrogance of the IRS from the House investigations of the agency's targeting of conservatives. The revelations emerged despite strenuous efforts by Democrats in Washington and by the IRS itself to block inquiries and deny the existence of political targeting - targeting that the former head of the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit, Lois Lerner, eventually acknowledged and apologized for in May 2013.
    -- Cleta Mitchell

    #Block #Organization #Agency

  • I realize that this is not what you want to put on a cover with Wonder Woman emblazoned on it. She could be in trouble, but she doesn't need to be completely out of control. So whenever I'm doing these covers, I try to make sure that there's an element where, even if there is danger, it's not something where agency is taken away from her.
    -- Cliff Chiang

    #Book #Taken #Agency

  • So, I got into the law enforcement game. I worked for an outfit called Newton Detective Agency for a while. I worked eight hours on the waterfront making sure the longshoremen didn't take too many things.
    -- Clint Walker

    #Agency #Eight #Law

  • The anarchist conclusion is that every kind of human activity should begin from what from what is local and immediate, should link in a network with no centre and no directing agency, hiving off new cells as the original grows.
    -- Colin Ward

    #Agency #Cells #Links

  • I have some notions that have people conceiving of themselves as capable of changing the world. That's why, for me, the issues of self-love, self-respect and self-regard are preconditions for human agency and especially black agency, given the fact that we have been and are such a hated and despised people.
    -- Cornel West

    #Agency #Self #Issues

  • There are roles I want that my agency might not want me to do because of the subject matter or whatever. Or there are roles that people won't bring to me because they don't think I'll do it. And that is a big strain because an actor wants to act
    -- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

    #Thinking #Agency #People

  • How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?
    -- Curt Weldon

    #Agency #Brave #Soldier

  • Moral discipline is the consistent exercise of agency to choose the right because it is right, even when it is hard.
    -- D. Todd Christofferson

    #Exercise #Agency #Discipline

  • This is systems security for the Central Intelligence Agency. We would like to know why you are attempting to hack one of our classified databases.
    -- Dan Brown

    #Agency #Databases #Attempting

  • Giant agencies are wobbling like drunkards… the rest of you should be sharpening your knives,
    -- Dan Wieden

    #Agency #Knives #Giants

  • Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
    -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    #Agency #Government #Healthy

  • Good journalism is being criminalized or otherwise rendered perilous to its best practitioners. Attack a government agency like the CIA, or a Fortune 500 member ..., or the conduct of the military in Southeast Asia and you find yourself in deep trouble, naked and often alone.
    -- Daniel Schorr

    #Military #Agency #Government

  • Advertising as the printed form of selling would seem . . . ultimately to be justified in so far as it serves as a means of increasing legitimate human wants, as an agency of fair and economic competition in the distribution of goods, and as a stimulant to social progress.
    -- Daniel Starch

    #Mean #Agency #Competition

  • Worldly influences would hinder use of our agency afforded through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. But we are agents who can act, and that affects everything in terms of how we live the gospel in our daily lives. It affects how we pray, how we study the scriptures, how we worship at church.
    -- David A. Bednar

    #Jesus #Agency #Church

  • Yet the most pervasive error one encounters in contemporary arguments about belief in God-especially, but not exclusively, on the atheist side-is the habit of conceiving of God simply as some very large object or agency within the universe, or perhaps alongside the universe, a being among other beings, who differs from all other beings in magnitude, power, and duration, but not ontologically, and who is related to the world more or less as a craftsman is related to an artifact.
    -- David Bentley Hart

    #Atheist #Errors #Agency

  • My favorite term for a new kind of performance is "security theater." In this genre, we watch as ritualized inspections and patdowns create the illusion of security. It's a form that has become common since 9/11, and even the government agencies that participate in this activity acknowledge,off the record, that it is indeed a species of theater.
    -- David Byrne

    #Agency #Government #Watches

  • But the thought leaders on talk radio and Fox do more than shape opinion. Backed by their own wing of the book-publishing industry and supported by think tanks that increasingly function as public-relations agencies, conservatives have built a whole alternative knowledge system, with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics.
    -- David Frum

    #Book #Thinking #Agency

  • If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a whole agency to make a successful campaign.
    -- David Guerrero

    #Children #Successful #Agency

  • Today's marketing success comes from self-publishing web content that people want to share. It's not about gimmicks. It's not about paying an agency to interrupt others.
    -- David Meerman Scott

    #Agency #Self #People

  • To advertisers: "Do not compete with your agency in the creative area. Why keep a dog and bark yourself?"
    -- David Ogilvy

    #Dog #Agency #Creative

  • Training should not be confined to trainees. It should be a continuous process, and should include the entire professional staff of the agency. The more our people learn, the more useful they can be to our clients.
    -- David Ogilvy

    #Agency #People #Training

  • If you ever have the good fortune to create a great advertising campaign, you will soon see another agency steal it. This is irritating, but don't let it worry you; nobody has ever built a brand by imitating somebody else's advertising.
    -- David Ogilvy

    #Business #Agency #Worry

  • The relationship between a manufacturer and his advertising agency is almost as intimate as the relationship between a patient and his doctor. Make sure that you can life happily with your prospective client before you accept his account.
    -- David Ogilvy

    #Agency #Doctors #Perspective