Choosing Quotes

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future. - Zelda Fitzgerald

 

Let this be said once and for all: it's not about avoiding pain, because pain is inevitable; it's about choosing the consequences of pain. - Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo

 

The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils. - Junius

 

The majority of those who put together collections of verses or epigrams resemble those who eat cherries or oysters: they begin by choosing the best and end by eating everything. - Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

 

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. - Benjamin Franklin

 

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us- and those around us, more effectively. Look for the learning. (Wake-Up Calls) - Eric Allenbaugh

 

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. - Mae West

 

The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen. - Charles Lamb

 

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.-John Kenneth Galbraith

 

Right now a lot of people are still choosing to go to Toronto instead of shooting in New York City, something I haven't done and something I hope I'll never have to do.-Spike Lee

 

Sound science must be our guide in choosing which problems to tackle and how to approach them.-Frank Luntz

 

Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different.-Michael Porter

 

The act of willing this or that, of choosing among various courses of conduct, is central in the realm of ethics.-Corliss Lamont

 

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.-Michael Porter

 

The hardest part of directing is the choosing. Unlike an actor who can do a variety of work, it is a year of your life, you can't afford to get it wrong.-Tom Hooper

 

The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils.-Junius

 

The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.-Charles Lamb

 

The more we thought, the more they all sounded boring compared to Apple. You didn't have to have a real specific reason for choosing a name when you were a little tiny company of two people; you choose any name you want.-Steve Wozniak

 

The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted.-Ira Glasser

 

The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all.-Origen

 

The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.-Oliver Cromwell

 

There's only two givens with choosing acting as a profession: one is you will always be unemployed, always, and it doesn't matter how much money you make, you're still always going to be unemployed; and that you have no power.-Frances McDormand

 

To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box. On the box is a label, not of my own choosing.-Stephen Carter

 

Today, we are now deciding how do we treat those who are choosing to carry out a war against us, non-U.S. citizens who are choosing to take us to task for what we believe and who we are. In this conflict, we have to decide how we are going to try to find these terrorists.-Todd Tiahrt

 

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal... in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live.-Peter McWilliams

 

When a person goes into a relationship emotionally needy, they are not going to have discernment in choosing people.-Jennifer O'Neill

 

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.-Mae West

 

When we came into the studio I became more and more me, making the tracks and choosing the musicians, partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge, Artie wasn't there.-Paul Simon

 

In choosing any role, I ask the same questions: what kind of part is it? is the role challenging? does the director have a vision? is the story moving? etc.-Lukas Haas

 

In choosing global corporate partners UNICEF emphasises compatibility with our core values and looks to build alliances that advance our mission of ensuring the health, education, equality and protection for all the world's children.-Carol Bellamy

 

In choosing Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has chosen for the future.-Rudy Giuliani

 

It is enough that we set out to mold the motley stuff of life into some form of our own choosing; when we do, the performance is itself the wage.-Learned Hand

 

It may be that other developers are finding that their games play better on one platform over the other, so they're choosing to migrate to that platform.-Sid Meier

 

It's a matter of choosing what is most important to you and putting that first. Once you have recognized your true purpose in life, this becomes much easier.-Clarence Clemons

 

My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement.-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

My father died. It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing acting as my career I was forced to hurt him. He died too early to see I had done the right, the only thing.-Conrad Veidt

 

My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories, because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot.-Lasse Hallstrom

 

My m.o. as far as choosing projects is I really try not to work. I try to not do the scripts that are offered me. I'm in this wonderful position to be able to do that. The reason I do that is because I know what it takes once I engage, what that means for me personally and for my wife.-Jeff Bridges

 

My mother begged doctors to end her life. She was beyond the physical ability to swallow enough of the weak morphine pills she had around her. When she knew she was dying I promised to make sure she could go at a time of her choosing, but it was impossible. I couldn't help.-Polly Toynbee

 

Nature of course is the best guide in the matter of choosing a pursuit.-James Payn

 

No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing.-Patty Duke

 

Not only is it not remarkable to be a single woman, there's no stigma attached. You see more and more women choosing to be single as well as happenstance.-Pepper Schwartz

 

One's nativity is not of his own choosing, but whatever it may be, it is entitled to respect; and all nations have honorable place in the world's family.-Paul Harris

 

One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing.-Bo Bennett

 

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.-Louisa May Alcott

 

People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing. Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly, longing for death.-Polly Toynbee

 

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.-Madame de Stael

 

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.-John Kenneth Galbraith

 
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