Negative quotes

  • Music is something that takes you to a world which is very different from the world of hatred,jealousy, and all those negative emotions
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Hatred #Negative #Different

  • 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

  • Compromise has a negative connotation.
    -- Abdolkarim Soroush

    #Negative #Compromise #Connotation

  • For me, there is no such thing as a negative experience.
    -- Abdul Kalam


  • I don't like being on a horse. That's the only negative of doing a Western. I like the whole get up, and I look great in a hat. But I get tense around horses. So, if they could make a fake horse, then I'd do a Western.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Horse #Fake #Negative

  • You look up to your parents and you want them to accept you, and you don't want them to look at you in a negative light. So you do things to make them proud and accept you.
    -- Adepero Oduye

    #Light #Parent #Negative

  • A lot of negative words adults call the young, like 'naive,' 'impulsive' and 'way too connected online,' are all things we can turn into strengths to help us.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Adults #Negative #Way

  • Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Roots #Negative #Letters

  • They care about their club, and that's why they always have something good to say, even when it is negative
    -- Alan Green

    #Football #Negative #Care

  • But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Powerful #Power #Negative

  • Our thoughts really do create our lives. They've done a lot of research showing if you're an optimistic, positive person you will be a healthier person than if you're a sad, depressed, negative person.
    -- Alana Stewart

    #Optimistic #Negative #Done

  • There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Jobs #Quality #Negative

  • I told him that for a modern scientist, practicing experimental research, the least that could be said, is that we do not know. But I felt that such a negative answer was only part of the truth. I told him that in this universe in which we live, unbounded in space, infinite in stored energy and, who knows, unlimited in time, the adequate and positive answer, according to my belief, is that this universe may, also, possess infinite potentialities.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Space #Energy #Negative

  • Negative thinking will always lead to failure and nervous prostration; but positive faith- positive thinking -will lead you towards happy, healthy, and abundant living.
    -- Albert E Cliffe

    #Positive Thinking #Healthy #Negative

  • Conservation is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Exercise #Skills #Negative

  • Some of the greatest advances in mathematics have been due to the invention of symbols, which it afterwards became necessary to explain; from the minus sign proceeded the whole theory of negative quantities.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Math #Negative #Invention

  • Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
    -- Alex Cox

    #Careers #Hollywood #Negative

  • Any 'transmitting' device or applied technical method, which gets in the way of the 'transmission'/message/story, etc., is a negative element, garbling that which ought to be clear and instantly understood, and ought to be simply-stated with economy!
    -- Alex Toth

    #Messages #Etc #Negative

  • Life consists of positive and negative features, and I think that it is permissible to write about both.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Writing #Thinking #Negative

  • Negative attitudes bring negative results.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Gratitude #Attitude #Negative

  • Let us repeat the two crucial negative premises as established firmly by all human experience: (1) Words are not the things we are speaking about; and (2) There is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.
    -- Alfred Korzybski

    #Two #Negative #Isolation

  • The present non-aristotelian system is based on fundamental negative premises; namely, the complete denial of 'identity.'
    -- Alfred Korzybski

    #Identity #Negative #Fundamentals

  • Consumption may be regarded as negative production.
    -- Alfred Marshall

    #Negative #May #Consumption

  • Thus the negative perception is the triumph of consciousness.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Perception #Triumph #Negative

  • My ideal is to achieve the ability to produce numberless prints from each negative, prints all significantly alive, yet indistinguishably alike, and to be able to circulate them at a price not higher than that of a popular magazine, or even a daily paper. To gain that ability there has been no choice but to follow the road I have chosen.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Choices #Negative #Magazines

  • Transnational Corporations must be legally accountable for the negative human rights impacts of their activities.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Impact #Rights #Negative

  • I wish to state emphatically that I do not believe in any sort of handwork or manipulation on a photographic negative or print.
    -- Alvin Langdon Coburn

    #Believe #Wish #Negative

  • When you are wondering whether to say something negative about someone - even if it is true - the best rule to follow is, "I'll think about doing this tomorrow."
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Thinking #Negative

  • Music is therapy for me. It's my outlet for every negative thing I've ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Beautiful #Negative #Outlets

  • Negative things, and they were all deliberate and I'm not going to say who they were but I know who they were and it was in the business, and that's not a good sign.
    -- Andrew Lloyd Webber

    #Business #Negative

  • There are positive and negative thoughts. And, hey, it doesn't cost you a cent more to think positively .
    -- Angelo Dundee

    #Thinking #Negative #Cost

  • Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.
    -- Ann B. Davis

    #Bad Ass #Down And #Negative

  • When people say negative things or speculate, you can't help but feel hurt.
    -- Ann Curry

    #Hurt #People #Negative

  • You got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and latch on to the affirmative. Don't mess with Mr. In Between.
    -- Ann M. Martin

    #Inspirational #Education #Negative

  • But you have to remember in life that there's a positive to every negative and a negative to every positive.
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Being Positive #Negative #Remember

  • There's a reason people run negative ads... it's because they work.
    -- Anne Northup

    #Running #People #Negative

  • The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Negative #Way #Subtle

  • The negative is the score, and the print the performance.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Photography #Negative #Score

  • I believe that, by and large, people are good and everybody you meet is more likely to surprise you in a positive way than in a negative way.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Believe #People #Negative

  • Isolation in creative work is an onerous thing. Better to have negative criticism than nothing at all.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Creative #Criticism #Negative

  • I do not want Greece to become the negative paradigm for the others - i.e., "make sure you follow exactly what we tell you, otherwise you will be like Greece."
    -- Antonis Samaras

    #Negative #Want #Paradigm

  • It’s difficult to find a person who can accept the truth consistently and more when it is related to him only and that’s what keeps the difference between the real talk and the negative talk very marginal.
    -- Anuj

    #Real #Differences #Negative

  • Block out all the negative energy, and just love.
    -- Ariana Grande

    #Block #Energy #Negative

  • Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense.
    -- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

    #This Generation #Negative #Generations

  • Alle Befriedigung, oder was man gemeinhin Glu«  ck nennt, ist eigentlich und wesentlich immer nur negativ und durchaus nie positiv. All satisfaction, or what iscommonlycalled happiness, is really and essentially always negative only, and never positive.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Men #Negative #Satisfaction

  • The imaginary expression √(-a) and the negative expression -b, have this resemblance, that either of them occurring as the solution of a problem indicates some inconsistency or absurdity. As far as real meaning is concerned, both are imaginary, since 0 - a is as inconceivable as √(-a).
    -- Augustus De Morgan

    #Real #Expression #Negative

  • I have always been mainstream. It's so weird, because I don't see it as something negative at all. So many people see it as something negative.
    -- Avicii

    #People #Negative #Mainstream

  • you are never called upon to prove a negative. that's a law of logic.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Law #Negative #Logic

  • i cannot be called upon to know a negative or to prove a negative. if there is a god and you prove it, that's fine. but you don't tell me you can't know that there isn't. i would say yes i know there isn't because i have been given no evidence.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #If There Is A God #Negative #Given

  • Every culture has something to be ashamed of, but every culture also has the right to change, to challenge negative traditions, and create to new ones.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Challenges #Negative #Culture

  • Even in my stand-up, there's a lot more positivity and enthusiasm rather than negative, I-hate-everything vibes.
    -- Aziz Ansari

    #Hate #Positivity #Negative

  • The negative screams at you but the positive only whispers.
    -- Barbara Fredrickson

    #Negative #Scream

  • It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.
    -- Barry Mann

    #Negative #Turns

  • Reality is what one makes it. And the more negative reality one nurtures and creates, the more of it one has.
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Reality #Negative #Nurture

  • Through working in harmony with life's circumstances, Taoist understanding changes what others may percieve as negative into something positive.
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Appreciation #Understanding #Negative

  • Drunkeness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Suicide #Suicidal #Negative

  • If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative.
    -- Betty Eadie

    #Silence #Negative #Our Words

  • The replacement of negative thought with positive thought brings about a spiritual and physical change that can heal.
    -- Betty Shine

    #Spiritual #Attitude #Negative

  • I'm a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.
    -- Betty White

    #Trying #Negative #Bigs

  • Negative attitude is nine times more powerful than positive attitude.
    -- Bikram Choudhury

    #Powerful #Attitude #Negative

  • All of life presents itself as a cycle of cause and effect. When this cycle is negative, there are three ways to change. You can change the cause, change the effect, or choose the most powerful option become the cause!
    -- Bill Crawford

    #Powerful #Negative #Three

  • Negative thoughts are contagious and they get passed around like a disease. I inoculate myself against the fear of failure.
    -- Bill Foster

    #Basketball #Negative #Disease

  • Having no room of my own to "take care of things" had begun to weigh on me. I wondered if storing up ***** would have a health impact on me, positive or negative, like shinier hair or weight gain.
    -- Bill Konigsberg

    #Impact #Hair #Negative

  • The minute you step away from the negative people in your life you will instantly see the beauty in your horizon.
    -- Bill Walsh

    #People #Negative #Horizon

  • This is not a reaction against a negative world. It's a response to a negative world.
    -- Billy Corgan

    #Negative #World #Reactions

  • Don't be a VICTIM of negative self talk - remember YOU are listening.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Self #Listening #Negative

  • Positive things happen when you distance yourself from negative people
    -- Boonaa Mohammed

    #Distance #People #Negative

  • You may have problems to solve but for every problem there is always a solution. It’s a positive-and-negative thing: you can’t have a problem without there being a solution. There always is. Your job is to find it…
    -- Brian Sibley

    #Jobs #Negative #May

  • The greatest enemies of success and happiness are negative emotions of all kinds.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Enemy #Negative #Emotion

  • Worry is negative goal setting.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Goal #Worry #Negative

  • You are positive, creative and happy to the degree to which you eliminate negative emotions from your life.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Creative #Degrees #Negative

  • Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Thinking #Negative #Needs

  • Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Worry #Energy #Negative

  • A lot of reality shows tend to harp on the negative. The person isn't pretty enough or can't sing well enough or maybe isn't even funny enough.
    -- Bruce Nash

    #Reality #Negative #Enough

  • I don't have regrets because they are negative.
    -- Bruce Oldfield

    #Regret #Negative

  • You get more negative reactions than positive reactions as you go through life, and the big lesson is nobody counts you out but yourself...I never have; I never will.
    -- Buddy Ebsen

    #Ballet #Negative #Lessons

  • Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.
    -- Cal Ripken, Jr.

    #Athlete #Thinking #Negative

  • Power is at the root of the human experience. Our attitudes and beliefs--positive or negative--are all extensions of how we define and use power.
    -- Caroline Myss

    #Attitude #Roots #Negative

  • Faith in anything, be it positive or negative, produces results. Putting faith in fear generates destructive results, beginning with the disintegration of our ability to relate confidently to the external world.
    -- Caroline Myss

    #Negative #World #Results

  • Being negative is easy. There will always be a downside to everything good, a hurdle to everything desirable, a con to every pro. The real courage is in finding the good in what you have, the opportunities in every hurdle, the pros in every con.
    -- Carolyn Hax

    #Real #Opportunity #Negative

  • I accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. That is the timeless thing,
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Negative #Timeless #Accentuate

  • Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way.
    -- Catherine Deneuve

    #Long #Negative #Way

  • I'm an incredibly negative person, so any form of success is only ever going to be a relief to me and set my default position back to neutral.
    -- Catherine Tate

    #Negative #Relief #Form

  • The smartest thing I did was to stop going online. I'm the sort of person who will just look for the negative - Michael really can't understand it, but that's just the way I am. And with my bipolar thing, that's poison. So I just stopped. Cold turkey. And it's so liberating.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Turkeys #Bipolar #Negative

  • When I was 16, 17, 18 years old, I felt like I had seen it all and done it all, and I was really kind of negative about everything.
    -- Cecily von Ziegesar

    #Years #Negative #Done

  • Mother Nature's ruthless to the weak, but isn't arbitrary cruel or negative. Mother Nature saves aggression for extreme situations, and instead uses consistent leadership--to help keep things running smoothly. Mother nature doesn't rule by fear and anger, but by calm strength and assertiveness.
    -- Cesar Millan

    #Mother #Running #Negative

  • I would have been an archaeologist or something, maybe a historian. There are a lot of things I would have liked to have done differently, but everything that happened to me made me the person I am today. No matter how negative it seemed at the time or whatever hardship it seemed to have been at that time, Im just the sum of all those amazing experiences.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Negative #Done #Hardship

  • I had people in my life who were insane and negative, but they taught me how not to be, how I didn't want to end up.
    -- Channing Tatum

    #People #Insane #Negative

  • I've got great genetics from parents, and I'm not moaning that I have such a hard life. Trust me; it's worked out so much more in the positive then the negative.
    -- Channing Tatum

    #Parent #Hard Life #Negative

  • Judeo-Christian revelation is not the negative influence secularists proclaim it to be. Rather, it is the taproot of our civilization.
    -- Charles Colson

    #Christian #Civilization #Negative

  • The idealist's program of political or economic reform may be impracticable, absurd, demonstrably ridiculous; but it can never be successfully opposed merely by pointing out that this is the case. A negative opposition cannot be wholly effectual: there must be a competing idealism; something must be offered that is not only less objectionable but more desirable.
    -- Charles Horton Cooley

    #Political #Reform #Negative

  • The congresspersons who are co-sponsoring the bill are being beat up in their districts with negative advertising. We need to go to them and say we understand; we're here to help and on your side.
    -- Charlie Norwood

    #Your Side #Negative #Needs

  • People are so involved with immediate care, but at the same time there needs to be investment in educating people as adolescents when they're still HIV negative.
    -- Charlize Theron

    #People #Negative #Hiv

  • Whether it's Mrs Dalloway's lost love or Thérèse Raquin's burgeoning horror, The Paying Guests reminds us of every great novel we've gasped or winced at, or loudly urged the protagonists through, and it does not relent. . . . The Paying Guests is the apotheosis of [Waters'] talent; at least for now. I have tried and failed to find a single negative thing to say about it. Her next will probably be even better. Until then, read it, Flaubert, Zola, and weep.
    -- Charlotte Mendelson

    #Lost Love #Water #Negative

  • People are negative no matter what you do.
    -- Cher

    #People #Negative #Matter

  • I had diverged, digressed, wandered, and become wild. I didn't embrace the word as my new name because it defined negative aspects of my circumstances or life, but because even in my darkest days—those very days in which I was naming myself—I saw the power of the darkness. Saw that, in fact, I had strayed and that I was a stray and that from the wild places my straying had brought me, I knew things I couldn't have known before.
    -- Cheryl Strayed

    #Names #Darkness #Negative

  • I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music.
    -- Chester Bennington

    #Pain #Negative #Able

  • I don't like to read about myself, whether it be positive or negative.
    -- Chloe Sevigny

    #Positive #Being Positive #Negative

  • The media loves negative spin.
    -- Chloe Sevigny

    #Media #Negative

  • He defined himself almost wholly in the negative: It was not who he was, it was who he was not.
    -- Chris Bohjalian