Momentum quotes

  • For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Momentum #Movement #Gains

  • For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement's voice.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Voice #Momentum #Movement

  • But I can't confront the doubts I have. I can't admit that maybe the past was bad, and so, for the sake of momentum I'm condemning the future to death so it can match the past.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Past #Doubt #Momentum

  • In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires.
    -- Alan Autry

    #Cities #Perception #Momentum

  • In an economy that already has lost some momentum, one must remain alert to the possibility that greater caution and weakening asset values in financial markets could signal or precipitate an excessive softening in household and business spending.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Momentum #Financial #Economy

  • Hold fast, therefore, O circular philosopher, to thy centre, and drive the globe along its orbit by the momentum of thy thought.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Philosophy #Orbit #Momentum

  • For me, every sound has its own minute form - is composed of small flashing rhythms, shifting tones, has momentum, comes, vanishes, lives out its own structure.
    -- Annea Lockwood

    #Music #Sound #Momentum

  • We always talk about being a spark and swinging the momentum of the game and that swung it.
    -- Barry Alvarez

    #Games #Momentum #Sparks

  • He's marked his entrance with an error of some momentum
    -- Barry Davies

    #Soccer #Errors #Momentum

  • No actor forgets the times he couldn't get a job. I think everyone doing this operates from that fear. You don't want that momentum to stop when you get it
    -- Ben Affleck

    #Jobs #Thinking #Momentum

  • The risk exists that, with aggregate demand exhibiting considerable momentum, output could overshoot its sustainable path, leading ultimately in the absence of countervailing monetary policy action to further upward pressure on inflation.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Risk #Momentum #Demand

  • Three or four plays cause the momentum to shift. We turned it over and gave Baylor a cheap score.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Play #Three #Momentum

  • In the wiretapping, despite all the momentum for a more assertive Congress, you're seeing Congress backing down, because there are many Republicans and even Democrats who are afraid of being seen as preventing the president from protecting the nation.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #President #Momentum #Republican

  • I think what gets a poem going is an initiating line. Sometimes a first line will occur, and it goes nowhere; but other times - and this, I think, is a sense you develop - I can tell that the line wants to continue. If it does, I can feel a sense of momentum - the poem finds a reason for continuing.
    -- Billy Collins

    #Thinking #Doe #Momentum

  • From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band
    -- Brian May

    #Queens #Energy #Momentum

  • Develop and maintain momentum by working continuously toward your sales goals every day.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Goal #Momentum

  • Accounting is a big subject and there are huge forces in play. The entire momentum of existing thinking and existing custom is in a direction that allows terrible follies to happen, and the terrible follies have terrible consequences.
    -- Charlie Munger

    #Thinking #Play #Momentum

  • At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them, my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves say we have built in Iraq.
    -- Christopher Bond

    #Iraq #Momentum #Withdrawal

  • Ideas come at any moment -- except when you demand them. Most ideas come while I'm physically active, at the gym, with friends, gardening, so I always carry pen and paper. My first draft is always written in longhand. But once the first dozen chapters, more like short stories, are written, then momentum builds until I can't leave the project until it's done.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Ideas #Gardening #Momentum

  • When you're reading a book, you're always looking for the natural place to stop. With a movie, you can't really have that sense of it coming momentarily to a halt; there's pressure to keep the momentum up.
    -- David Nicholls

    #Book #Reading #Momentum

  • Momentum? Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher.
    -- Earl Weaver

    #Starting Over #Next #Momentum

  • The truth is that momentum, in the sense in which we are discussing, is a feeling, and if it's a feeling, that means we have the ability to have it on our side at all times if we so choose.
    -- Eric Thomas

    #Mean #Feelings #Momentum

  • The words carry their own momentum. A confession in motion tends to stay in motion. Newton's first law of jealousy.
    -- Erica Jong

    #Law #Momentum #Firsts

  • Isn't success ridiculously easy, once it begins to succeed? ... after the strain and sweat and pushing until the very groins of your being shrieked protest, something like momentum happened. It took your wits and your concentration and your continued willing sweat, of course, to keep it going, but the success of success had ball bearings.
    -- Fannie Hurst

    #Success #Sweat #Momentum

  • The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
    -- Frances E. Willard

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Momentum

  • When discs form around stars, there is interaction of angular momentum between disc, planets and parent star, and this interaction affects the rotation of the parent star, and that will affect the lithium abundance.
    -- Garik Israelian

    #Stars #Parent #Momentum

  • Forward momentum. That's my new motto. No regrets. And no going back.
    -- Gayle Forman

    #Regret #Momentum #Motto

  • The one great element in continuing the success of an offensive is maintaining the momentum.
    -- George C. Marshall

    #Maintaining #Momentum #Elements

  • The momentum of the mind can be vexingly, involuntarily capricious.
    -- Gregory Maguire

    #Mind #Momentum #Capricious

  • I always think the really unfortunate thing about the Australian film industry is its lack of momentum. And I don't mean this in a derogatory way. I'm always wanting it to pick up momentum, and I'm wondering if that's even possible.
    -- Guy Pearce

    #Mean #Thinking #Momentum

  • This is what I know about love, That it is tested every day, and what is not renewed is lost. One chooses either to care more or to care less. Once the choice is to care less, then there is no stopping the momentum of goodbye. Each loved thing slips away. There is no stopping it.
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Goodbye #Choices #Momentum

  • I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.
    -- Hermann Maier

    #Motivational #Past #Momentum

  • I just wanna build momentum again. Keeping yourself in work is one thing, keeping yourself in good work's another. But if it doesn't work out, so be it. As the Taoists say, Learn to accept that which you cannot change.
    -- Ian Hart

    #Work Out #Momentum #Good Work

  • Improvising things is always changing. A lot of momentum.
    -- Ikue Mori


  • There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency.
    -- James Bovard

    #Years #Momentum #Faces

  • I figure if it's turns out well the film will have its own momentum and will carry into the video release. So it's hard to really picture the DVD version when I'm in production.
    -- Jay Roach

    #Dvds #Momentum #Video

  • Demand and supply are the opposite extremes of the beam, whence depend the scales of dearness and cheapness; the price is the point of equilibrium, where the momentum of the one ceases, and that of the other begins.
    -- Jean-Baptiste Say

    #Opposites #Momentum #Demand

  • Momentum is your next day's pitcher.
    -- Jim Leyland

    #Momentum #Next #Pitcher

  • I still believe the momentum is there to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform, and I think there is a bipartisan coalition that would pass right now, a pathway to citizenship if Speaker Boehner lets it come to the floor.
    -- Joaquin Castro

    #Believe #Thinking #Momentum

  • Build confidence and momentum with each good decision you make from here on out and choose to be inspired.
    -- Joe Rogan

    #Mma #Decision #Momentum

  • Momentum was part of the exhilaration and the exhaustion of the twentieth century which Coward decoded for the British but borrowed wholesale from the Americans.
    -- John Lahr

    #Coward #Momentum #Exhilaration

  • If travel has momentum and wants to stay in motion, as I mentioned earlier, then adventure has the gravitational pull of a black hole. The more you do it, the more you find a way to keep doing it.
    -- Josh Gates

    #Adventure #Black #Momentum

  • I tend to tell stories that have a lot of momentum; it's not like 'and then months later...' I like things where the momentum of one action rolls into the next one so everything is the sum of that.
    -- Joss Whedon

    #Momentum #Stories #Next

  • Making sweeping statements such as 'no sweets ever again' has never worked before, and it's not going to work now. You'll get quickly overwhelmed and punt on any positive momentum you created.
    -- Jude Bijou

    #Sweet #Momentum #Overwhelmed

  • There seems to be a lot of momentum behind immigration reform.
    -- Justin Amash

    #Immigration #Reform #Momentum

  • I'm about to graduate senior year and I don't know what I'm going to do. I don't want to lose the momentum with what I'm doing now as an actress.
    -- Kaitlyn Dever

    #Senior #Years #Momentum

  • Hurricane Sandy interrupted Mr. Romney’s momentum and allowed Mr. Obama to look presidential and bipartisan.
    -- Karl Rove

    #Presidential #Momentum #Looks

  • Well, I don't ever leave out details, in that I don't come up with information or description which I don't then use. I only ever come up with what seems to me absolutely essential to make the story work. I'm not usually an overwriter. As I revise, it's usually a matter of adding in as much vivid details as seem necessary to make the story come clear without slowing down the momentum of the story.
    -- Kelly Link

    #Essentials #Details #Momentum

  • Forward momentum only worked as a strategy if one had correctly identified which way was forward.
    -- Lois McMaster Bujold

    #Momentum #Way #Strategy

  • I've got forward momentum. There's no virtue in it. It's just a balancing act. I don't dare stop.
    -- Lois McMaster Bujold

    #Momentum #Virtue #Dare

  • If the oarsmen of a fast-moving ship suddenly cease to row, the suspension of the driving force of the oars doesn't prevent the vessel from continuing to move on its course. And with a speech it is much the same. After he has finished reciting the document, the speaker will still be able to maintain the same tone without a break, borrowing its momentum and impulse from the passage he has just read out.
    -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

    #Moving #Momentum #Speech

  • Momentum was momentum, whether you found it in music or on the street or in the beat of your own heart.
    -- Michael Connelly

    #Music #Heart #Momentum

  • If your position is everywhere, your momentum is zero.
    -- Michael Korda

    #Basketball #Zero #Momentum

  • There is a certain amount of momentum that is achieved when one country after another reopens their borders.
    -- Mike Johanns

    #Country #Borders #Momentum

  • Barack Obama has injected fresh momentum into efforts - stalled for a decade - to bring about nuclear disarmament.
    -- Mohamed ElBaradei

    #Effort #Momentum #Nuclear

  • Every search has its own momentum. It is why a search makes such an excellent plot for a film or story.
    -- Nan Fairbrother

    #Stories #Plot #Momentum

  • A lot of that momentum comes from the fact that Linux is free.
    -- Nat Friedman

    #Facts #Momentum #Linux

  • Measured against the scale and momentum of the Soviet empire's challenge, the Reagan administration has failed, is failing, and without a dramatic change in strategy will continue to fail. . . . President Reagan is clearly failing.
    -- Newt Gingrich

    #Challenges #President #Momentum

  • Like all books that have that kind of momentum, it starts from word of mouth.
    -- Nick Hornby

    #Book #Mouths #Momentum

  • Keep moving ahead because action creates momentum, which in turn creates unanticipated opportunities.
    -- Nick Vujicic

    #Moving #Opportunity #Momentum

  • Ordinarily we are swept away by habitual momentum and don't interrupt our patterns slightly. When we feel betrayed or disappointed, does it occur to us to practice?
    -- Pema Chodron

    #Karma #Practice #Momentum

  • He who is doing his true will is assisted by the momentum of the universe.
    -- Peter J. Carroll

    #Momentum #Universe

  • I'm dead, not impotent. Nasty rumors like that must be squashed before they gain momentum. Feel free to emphasize how very functional I am.
    -- Rachel Vincent

    #Rumor #Gains #Momentum

  • I think when you are truly stuck, when you have stood still in the same spot for too long, you throw a grenade in exactly the spot you were standing in, and jump, and pray. It is the momentum of last resort.
    -- Renata Adler

    #Thinking #Long #Momentum

  • Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.
    -- Robert Rauschenberg

    #Ideas #Interesting #Momentum

  • I value the momentum of making the list and the drive to tick. Sometimes I add stuff I've already accomplished so I can get going on my feelings of accomplishment.
    -- Sara Genn

    #Accomplishment #Feelings #Momentum

  • With the DS and Wii, following the titles that were released at launch, the momentum dropped when there was a gap in software releases. We're making plans so that this type of thing won't happen.
    -- Satoru Iwata

    #Momentum #Wii #Gaps

  • I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends' lives.
    -- Steven Spielberg

    #Awkward #Momentum #Majority

  • Getting a project started is like moving a ship. It takes a lot of energy to build up momentum.
    -- Susan Collins

    #Moving #Momentum #Ships

  • [A]lthough a republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible.
    -- Thomas Jefferson

    #Moving #Government #Momentum

  • Excitement must lead to immediate action or you will lose the power of momentum. More dreams die because we fail to seize the moment. Do it now!
    -- Tony Robbins

    #Dream #Momentum #Action

  • Before replays, football telecasts were filled with dead spots... It really destroyed the momentum of the telecasts. Replays gave you something to show during the pauses. It seemed to make the game go faster.
    -- Tony Verna

    #Football #Games #Momentum

  • A family-friendly "eco-populism" can mobilize and unite millions who, at this point, would be turned off by a more extreme set of demands. The momentum will build, through these early efforts, for more comprehensive solutions.
    -- Van Jones

    #Effort #Friendly #Momentum

  • Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.
    -- Vincent Van Gogh

    #Drawing #Mind #Momentum

  • [I]n constitutional adjudication some steps, which when taken were thought to approach 'the verge,' have become the platform for yet further steps. A certain momentum develops in constitutional theory and it can be a 'downhill thrust' easily set in motion but difficult to ***** or stop.
    -- Warren E. Burger

    #Taken #Church #Momentum

  • Thus, the more precisely the position is determined, the less precisely the momentum is known, and conversely.
    -- Werner Heisenberg

    #Momentum #Determined #Position

  • The more precise the measurement of position, the more imprecise the measurement of momentum, and vice versa.
    -- Werner Heisenberg

    #Measurement #Vices #Momentum

  • As economic globalization gathers momentum, China and the United States have become highly interdependent economically. Such economic relations would not enjoy sustained, rapid growth if they were not based on mutual benefit or if they failed to deliver great benefits to the United States.
    -- Xi Jinping

    #Growth #Momentum #Benefits

  • There is a significant momentum behind the social Internet. A wide range of public investors were very enthusiastic about that.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Momentum #Internet #Significant

  • A dunk is nice because it can create momentum, but it's not as good as scoring a touchdown.
    -- Antonio Gates

    #Nice #Momentum #Touchdowns

  • Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum.
    -- Darren Hardy

    #Keys #Consistency #Momentum

  • The rhythm of daily action aligned with your goals creates the momentum that separates dreamers from super-achievers .
    -- Darren Hardy

    #Goal #Dreamer #Momentum

  • Playing solo is difficult because you have to keep the momentum yourself. You have to continue to create and develop, so it forces you to stretch in a variety of ways.
    -- McCoy Tyner

    #Way #Momentum #Solo

  • The minute you feel like you've completed something you lose that momentum. I've learned how to avoid that. That's the bottom line.
    -- Michael Angelakos

    #Momentum #Lines #I've Learned

  • I was verbally attacked by a Momentum activist and Jeremy Corbyn supporter who used traditional antisemitic slurs to attack me for being part of a 'media conspiracy'.
    -- Ruth Smeeth

    #Media #Momentum #Conspiracy

  • Sleater-Kinney's biggest momentum was from the press - that, second to Radiohead, they got more positive press than any other band in America in the 90s.
    -- Slim Moon

    #America #Momentum #Band

  • Whereas, if you have a longer scene, then you have momentum to build it up. I thought I sucked, but Chris Weitz is an actor, so he understands that process and that you can get nervous in it, and he can look beyond that. Or, it was just me and I was over-thinking the entire thing.
    -- Tinsel Korey

    #Thinking #Momentum #Looks

  • we sent a troupe to Edinborough, and then in Edinborough, there was a producer from the Melbourne Comedy Festival, so we went to Melbourne. So it's one of these shows that kind of organically developed and it started developing momentum way before I even thought there was a show here.
    -- Brian Henson

    #Momentum #Festivals #Way

  • We've seen some good progress, some good forward momentum. We have about Republican senators who have now indicated that they'll meet with Judge Merric Garland.
    -- Denis McDonough

    #Judging #Progress #Momentum

  • Comedy has to have momentum in order for it to keep moving along.
    -- Rose Byrne

    #Moving #Order #Momentum

  • I'm reading and trying to find a television show that I really like, so I can start really working again and gain some momentum.
    -- Shannyn Sossamon

    #Reading #Trying #Momentum

  • The whole mass of any body is just the mass of ether surrounding the body which is carried along by the Faraday tubes associated with the atoms of the body. In fact, all mass is mass of the ether; all momentum, momentum of the ether; and all kinetic energy, kinetic energy of the ether, This view, it should be said, requires the density of the ether to be immensely greater than that of any known substance.
    -- Joseph John Thomson

    #Views #Momentum #Substance

  • Bernie Sanders has the momentum, and I think that that's something that we can't ignore.
    -- Julianne Malveaux

    #Thinking #Momentum