Important quotes

  • Your career, interests and relationships are important, but they are only important insofar as they lead you toward a deeper understanding of yourself. Otherwise, they are irrelevant.
    -- A. H. Almaas

    #Careers #Understanding #Important

  • When something important is going on, silence is a lie.
    -- A. M. Rosenthal

    #Lying #Silence #Important

  • The search is more important than the destination
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Important #Destination

  • Negative space is important. When I teach students to read critically I advise them to look for what the author isn't saying just as carefully as for what he or she is.
    -- Aaron Belz

    #Space #Important #Negative

  • For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the fact that it is always the same. No matter how wonderful a recording is, I know that I couldn't live with it--even of my own music--with the same nuances forever.
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Forever #Important #Sound

  • Funerals are important rituals. They don't just recognize that a life has ended; they recognize that a life was lived.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Death #Funeral #Important

  • I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Thinking #Symbolism #Important

  • I think bad politics are incredibly dangerous, so it's important to make sure that people are communicating well. Culture and morale are super important. It's best to not force it, but let it happen organically and genuinely.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Thinking #People #Important

  • When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.
    -- Aaron McGruder

    #Scare #Important #Stories

  • It's important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. 'The West Wing' isn't meant to be good for you.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Wings #Important #West

  • What is the most important thing you could be working on in the world right now? ... And if you're not working on that, why aren't you?
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Important #World

  • Life is more important than 'what film I do next.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Important #Next #Life Is

  • Good isn't my thing but Sawyer's important to me. Please remember I've got my limits and you studying my mouth like you want a taste is pushing me dangerously close to the edge of those limits.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Important #Pushing #Mouths

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

    #Thinking #Live In The Moment #Important

  • Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Important #Details

  • Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Important #Information #Structure

  • One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Important #Students #Characteristics

  • You can't have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that's very important.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Balance #Important #Too Much

  • Of course education becomes very very important and that's for our human resource development.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Important #Development #Resources

  • But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Justice #Important #Said

  • 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

  • Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam... second, the culture of Islam.
    -- Abdurrahman Wahid

    #Two #Islam #Important

  • Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Motivational #Honesty #Important

  • We trust, sir, that God is on our side. It is more important to know that we are on God's side.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Life #Humor #Important

  • The only happy people I know are the ones who are working well at something they consider important.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Happiness #People #Important

  • 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

  • Make your life a story worth telling. You only get one shot at this existence, and one day when you’re gone the most important thing you’ll leave behind is the legacy of the life you lived. Make sure you make it a story you’re proud to have others tell.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Important #One Day #Legacy

  • It's very important to me to love what I do. It was important to me to find a career that I truly enjoy. You can find something that sort of excites you, that's half the battle of life.
    -- Adam Brody

    #Careers #Important #Battle

  • My life isn't necessarily more important than anyone else's: I'm just better in talking about it.
    -- Adam Duritz

    #Talking #Important

  • There is nothing more important you can ever do for this world than to wake up and be a part of it.
    -- Adam Duritz

    #Important #Wake Up #World

  • Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things - it almost becomes second nature to do so.
    -- Adam Garcia

    #Important #Granted

  • Carving out an identity for yourself is important so I'm trying to do that as well.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Important #Trying #Identity

  • It was like losing an important weight-bearing bone, and I knew I would spend the rest of my life trying to figure out how to walk the streets without it.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #Important #Trying #Weight

  • Whether you like another bands music or not you never know who is going to take you out on tour or who you are going to be friends with and that is just something that is important to us.
    -- Adam Rich

    #Important #Band #Who You Are

  • The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family, is that my comedy is so important to me. So I don't know if I'll ever be as good a dad as my dad.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Dad #Important #Comedy

  • The Internet is probably the most important technological advancement of my lifetime. Its strength lies in its open architecture and its ability to allow a framework where all voices can be heard.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Lying #Voice #Important

  • Ecology more important than saving animals from slavery??? Humans suffer the raping of the earth but animals suffer DOUBLY: the raping of the earth PLUS their own raping by humans. They are innocent/they are not the ones who raped the earth/they enrich it for us all from the tiniest microscopic beings to the largest ones.
    -- Adela Popescu

    #Animal #Suffering #Important

  • My object to venture the suggestion that an important application of phonetics to metrical problems lies in the study of phonetic word-structure.
    -- Adelaide Crapsey

    #Lying #Important #Suggestions

  • Today it is even more important to dominate the . . . highly sophisticated weapon systems, perhaps even more important than being a good pilot; to make the best use of this system.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Important #Use #Pilots

  • Genius is a will-o'-the-wisp if it lacks a solid foundation of perseverence and fanatical tenacity. This is the most important thing in all of human life...
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Important #Foundation #Genius

  • Any good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Teacher #Important #Culture

  • From all these experiences the most important thing I have learned is that legibility and beauty stand close together and that type design, in its restraint, should be only felt but not perceived by the reader.
    -- Adrian Frutiger

    #Design #Important #Together

  • What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.
    -- Adrian Grenier

    #Giving #Community #Important

  • It is more important to influence people than to impress them.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #People #Important #Influence

  • The resurrection is not merely important to the historic Christian faith; without it, there would be no Christianity. It is the singular doctrine that elevates Christianity above all other world religions.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Christian #Other Worlds #Important

  • You will find, that when you have someone to love, that the face is less important than the brain, and the body is less important than the heart.
    -- Adrian Tan

    #Heart #Brain #Important

  • Governments and politicians use the family as an indicator of the health and strength of social life. Politicians fear that any weakening of family life will in some way sap the vitality of national life.... The family is also important to businessmen. It is one of the major purchasing groups of our consumer society.
    -- Adrian Wilson

    #Government #Important #Vitality

  • Lingerie is one of the most important pieces of your wardrobe. You can have a wardrobe malfunction if you dont choose the right thing to wear underneath!
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Important #Pieces #Lingerie

  • I've learned one important lesson in my life, and I'm going to share it with you. Don't worry about bad things that haven't happened yet. It will save you a lot of anxiety.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Worry #Anxiety #Important

  • When you begin to become conscious, more aware, when your eyes begin to open, the first thing you see is how deluded you are and how much you're holding onto that which makes you suffer. This is, in many ways, the most important step: Are you willing to be aware?
    -- Adyashanti

    #Eye #Suffering #Important

  • The important thing is allowing the whole world to wake up. Part of allowing the whole world to wake up is recognizing that the whole world is free—everybody is free to be as they are. Until the whole world is free to agree with you or disagree with you, until you have given the freedom to everyone to like you or not like you, to love you or hate you, to see things as you see them or to see things differently—until you have given the whole world its freedom—you’ll never have your freedom.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Hate #Love You #Important

  • Remember to keep yourself alive, there is nothing more important than that.
    -- Afeni Shakur

    #Important #Alive #Remember

  • Anything important has to be almost invisible. And underrated. So the understructure should be underrated, but strong enough to hold the earth.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Strong #Important #Earth

  • You know the most important thing the Americans did for Iraq apart from liberating the country from Saddam was helping Iraq reduce its debt. The United States worked very hard to reduce 80 percent of Iraqi debt.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #Country #Iraq #Important

  • What was said before is not important.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #Iraq #Important #Said

  • Zero problems with neighbors' is a value. But another equally important value is to establish peace.
    -- Ahmet Davutoglu

    #Zero #Important #Problem

  • Freedom of belief and worship is the most important guarantee of social peace.
    -- Ahmet Necdet Sezer

    #Important #Guarantees #Belief

  • I think art is a very important weapon to achieve human freedom
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Art #Thinking #Important

  • I think that training is important. I think you need to learn as much as you can learn. I would say that it's important and probably crucial, but I wouldn't say that everyone has to have it.
    -- Aida Turturro

    #Thinking #Training #Important

  • I will not compromise on language or content. At 15, people can handle the same language as me, they're just as complicated as me and are very interested in thinking about important questions for the first time.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Thinking #People #Important

  • This is the tragedy and woe of the hour--that we neglect the most important One who could possibly be in our midst--the Holy Spirit of God. Then, in order to make up for His absence, we have to do something to keep up our own spirits.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Order #Tragedy #Important

  • There's a gift in your lap and it's beautifully wrapped and it's not your birthday. You feel wonderful, you feel like somebody knows you're alive, you feel fear because it could be a bomb, because you think you're that important.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Thinking #Important #Lap

  • It's more important for me to have a good record with good music and be part of a movie that's good and where the music is used in a really great way. That's the important thing. The other stuff you want to say about it, I don't care.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Important #Records #Care

  • Telling what you feel, trying to talk about what's important to you, does not make you weaker.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Important #Trying #Doe

  • I don't believe in proving a point to anybody. Nobody is that important.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Believe #Important #Prove

  • To give up doing evil is more important than making merit.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Giving Up #Evil #Important

  • It is important to tell good stories. You can tell stories even if they are not huge, epic, and wonderful. You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Responsibility #Epic #Important

  • It is important to keep your head up and follow what you believe is right.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Believe #Important #Heads Up

  • You have to work with what you are given, even in Shakespeare. we have our form and it is important that we free ourselves through it.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Important #Form #Given

  • It is important to make your own stuff. Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not stop involving yourself as a creative person.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Creative #Important #Stuff

  • The important matter is freedom. When the people choose what they want, it is good for them and for us.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #People #Important #Want

  • The most important thing in this world is faith. Without faith you cannot communicate with God.
    -- Akiane Kramarik

    #Important #World #This World

  • Management of an industrial company must be giving targets to the engineers constantly; that may be the most important job management has in dealing with its engineers.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Jobs #Giving #Important

  • The important thing in my view is not to pin the blame for a mistake on somebody, but rather to find out what caused the mistake.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Mistake #Views #Important

  • To gain profit is important, but you must invest to build up assets that you can cash in in the future.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Important #Cash #Gains

  • I have dabbled with action, romance, dance, emotion and comedy. I think I've done well in all. It's important to keep doing something different and reinvent oneself to avoid stagnation from creeping in.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Thinking #Romance #Important

  • It’s not important to be consistent, it’s important to be right.
    -- Al Davis

    #Important #Consistent

  • To date or not to date that is the question. It's almost as important as Shakespeare's to be or not to be which deals with death.
    -- Al Goldstein

    #Dating #Important #Dealing With Death

  • My plan to put Social Security in an ironclad lockbox has gotten a lot of attention recently, and I'm glad about that. But I'm afraid that it's overshadowing some vitally important proposals. For instance, I'll put Medicaid in a walk-in closet. I'll put the Community Reinvestment Act in a secured gym locker. I'll put NASA funding in a hermetically sealed Ziploc bag.
    -- Al Gore

    #Community #Important #Lockers

  • Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Being Thankful #Important #Bed

  • Pitches are like pages of a book; they're so important. The chess game; how I set you up early, and how I'll do it differently later.
    -- Al Leiter

    #Book #Games #Important

  • If winning weren't important nobody would keep score.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #Winning #Important

  • What should a brand leader advertise?Brand leadership, of course. Leadership is the single most important motivating factor in consumer behavior.
    -- Al Ries

    #Leader #Important #Behavior

  • I'm still a geek on the inside, that's the important thing.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Important #Comedy #Geek

  • Ethics to me is very important.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Important #Ethics

  • We need a home in the psychological sense as much as we need one in the physical: to compensate for a vulnerability. We need a refuge to shore up our states of mind, because so much of the world is opposed to our allegiances. We need our rooms to align us to desirable versions of ourselves and to keep alive the important, evanescent sides of us.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Home #Mind #Important

  • People who hold important positions in society are commonly labelled "somebodies," and their inverse "nobodies"-both of which are, of course, nonsensical descriptors, for we are all, by necessity, individuals with distinct identities and comparable claims on existence. Such words are nevertheless an apt vehicle for conveying the disparate treatment accorded to different groups. Those without status are all but invisible: they are treated brusquely by others, their complexities trampled upon and their singularities ignored.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #People #Identity #Important

  • what we call a home is merely any place that succeeds in making more consistenly available to us the important truths which the wider world ignores, or which our distracted and irresolute selves have trouble holding onto." (p123) Architecture of Happiness
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Home #Self #Important

  • Failure is enriching. It's also important to accept that you'll make mistakes-it's how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life's negative moments.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Mistake #Failure #Important

  • The proportion of ingredients is important, but the final result is also a matter of how you put them together. Equilibrium is key.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Keys #Together #Important

  • Techniques are not the most difficult to teach. The attitudes chefs take are much more important.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Attitude #Important #Technique

  • I was very interested in that. It is very important to have confidence as well as to build up experience.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Confidence #Important #Wells

  • That is an important part of my success. Another big part of my success is that I hated not to finish a race.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Congratulations #Race #Important

  • Ultimately, physical resemblance isn't as important as whether this person can bring this character to life in a way that's compelling and makes me care about what happens to them.
    -- Alan Ball

    #Character #Important #Care

  • Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Positivity #Knowing #Important

  • You give your power away when you make someone or something outside of you more important than what is inside of you.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Giving #Important

  • While there seem to be many things to manage in the world, the most important thing to manage is your consciousness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Important #World #Consciousness

  • The only thing more important than being good is being real. Authenticity is kinder than resignation without conviction. Truth leads to good faster than good leads to truth. Ultimately truth is good, but you have to live it from the inside out.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Uplifting #Real #Important

  • Keep writing. Try to do a little bit every day, even if the result looks like crap. Getting from page four to page five is more important than spending three weeks getting page four perfect.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Writing #Perfect #Important

  • I think we have to give religion its due. I think we have to respect those for whom religion is important, but equally respect those who can achieve good morality without religion.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Thinking #Giving #Important