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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