Choice Quotes

I think being funny is not anyone's first choice. - Woody Allen


The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice. - Doug Larson


We have to believe in free will. We've got no choice. - Isaac Bashevis Singer


Artist by nature, actor by instinct, poet by accident, and vagabond by choice. - Donald Benson Blanding


God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how. - Henry Ward Beecher


It is difficult for some people to accept that love is a choice. This seems to run counter to the generally accepted theory of romantic love which expounds that love is inborn and as such requires no more than to accept it. - Leo F. Buscaglia


He who does anything because it is the custom makes no choice. The despotism of custom is everywhere standing up to human advancement. - John Stuart Mill


The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. (Daniel Deronda) - George Eliot


People are capable of doing an awful lot when they have no choice and I had no choice. Courage is when you have choices. - Terry Anderson


Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.-Theophile Gautier


Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.-Dean Inge


Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.-Max Eastman


Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight.-Charles Rangel


I don't know whether these people are going to find themselves, but as they live their lives they have no choice but to face up to the image others have of them. They're forced to look at themselves in a mirror, and they often manage to glimpse something of themselves.-Antonio Tabucchi


If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops.-John Buford


If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level.-Rita Dove


We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less.-Eric Cantor


We believe very strongly that you stop that denial of coverage by promoting choice. Let people make the decisions.-Eric Cantor


Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations, hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties because of the high competition. Now it's hard to make living in chess, so our profession does attract young people.-Boris Spassky


Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other.-Cesar Romero


Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel.-Vita Sackville-West


When a man is shooting a handgun, it's just like he is shooting because that's his job, and he has no other choice. It's no good. When a girl is shooting a handgun, it's really something.-Hayao Miyazaki


Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.-Joseph Barbera


We are stymied by regulations, limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward.-Arthur Erickson


Consumers have not been told effectively enough that they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice.-Anita Roddick


I want people to make the same choice I made to get healthy.-Star Jones


The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.-Harry Browne


Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice, and I don't want to sway anyone one way or another. But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip: Always remember to remove the bell from the cat's collar before cooking.-Mike Royko


She had said one time, make a choice and do it like Hercules. So if that is all of what is being offered, the idea is to always do it like Hercules and I always followed her advise and now I'm here talking to you.-Harvey Keitel


We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice.-Marc Maron


I wanted it so badly that there was no choice. It's like something in your blood that you have to do.-Delta Burke


Is a decision made in advance really any kind of choice.-Wislawa Szymborska


If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.-Neil Peart


Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman, her napkin well placed under her arms, one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth, the choice piece so elegantly carved.-Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


So I think we're kind of an alternate choice for people who have had it with sex and violence.-Dick Van Dyke


The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.-Edward Gibbon


For me working on the marriage and not making the easy choice of cheating was something that I could not do.-Al Goldstein


Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.-Douglas Horton


This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time.-Taylor Hackford


It seems to me that everything that happens to us is a disconcerting mix of choice and contingency.-Penelope Lively


The choice is between which mistake is easier to correct: underdoing it or overdoing it.-Timothy Geithner


Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Suicide is a choice and I think if we work with that with kids, we'll get somewhere.-Peter Lynch


The one thing the blues don't get is the backing and pushing of TV and radio like a lot of this garbage you hears. They choke stuff down people's throat so they got no choice but to listen to it.-John Lee Hooker


Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise.-Ruth Bader Ginsburg


I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.-Ruth Bader Ginsburg


No law can give or take away the choice to commit suicide.-Maggie Gallagher


As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.-Arnold J. Toynbee


Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.-Pindar


On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.-John Gay


The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.-Jane Jacobs


When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't.-Lucian Freud


Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.-Alfred A. Montapert


Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.-David O. McKay


If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I'd choose the nappy.-Tim Burton


If I have a choice between putting my kids to bed and going to a party, I'll put my kids to bed. If I have a choice of going to a restaurant or having friends round, I'll have friends round. Every time.-Elle Macpherson


Fervor is the weapon of choice of the impotent.-Frantz Fanon


On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us - ah! what a dream, to live in that! - the other stifles us at the first breath.-Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction.-Lester B. Pearson


We have a choice - we can both think and feel, using our heads and our hearts.-Yakov Smirnoff


If I had the choice between smoked salmon and tinned salmon, I'd have it tinned. With vinegar.-Harold Wilson


I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young, after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff, and to do a more eclectic kind of route.-Vincent D'Onofrio


I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life.-Paul Getty


Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success. Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate.-Raymond E. Feist


Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.-William Jennings Bryan


Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals.-Jesse Helms


And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those who had been denied the choice to stay on at school, to go to university, to be something else, other than going down the pit.-Barbara Castle


It is not a mystical thing, however, it is obvious and practical and I think that what the performer does is to try to get to that point with every choice you make from the phrasing in a tune to the choice of tunes.-Leo Kottke


'The New York Times' list is a bunch of crap. They ought to call it the editor's choice. It sure isn't based on sales.-Howard Stern


The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story.-Keanu Reeves

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