Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 956
New May

If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.

- A. R. Ammons

Lucky Took

I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.

- Aaron Johnson

Father Have Fun

There's parts of it that I connect to - being a father and everything - but 'Mamma Mia!' allows me to go out there and be me and have fun. I've never really had the chance to do that with so much freedom.

- Aaron Lazar

Country Broadway

In graduate school, Aubrey Berg at the Cincinnati Conservatory gave me the chance to perform with the best in the country in Broadway caliber productions.

- Aaron Lazar

Everybody Downside

The upside of web-based journalism is that everybody gets a chance. The downside is that everybody gets a chance.

- Aaron Sorkin

Think I Think

A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it's tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows?

- Aaron Spelling

Education Learning

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.

- Abigail Adams

Prepare Some

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

- Abraham Lincoln

Data Given

When locational information is collected, people should be given advance notice and a chance to opt out. Data should be erased as soon as its main purpose is met.

- Adam Cohen

Best Marine Corps

I loved being in the Marine Corps, I loved my job in the Marine Corps, and I loved the people I served with. It's one of the best things I've had a chance to do.

- Adam Driver

Note Newt

Newt Gingrich seldom misses a chance to note that he is a historian.

- Adam Hochschild

Get Lot

Not a lot of people get to go to the Olympics - especially with the chance I've got.

- Adam Peaty

Work Been

If I would have had the same opportunities when I was 22, there's a good chance I would have squandered them. I know my work wouldn't have been any good.

- Adam Scott

Very Having

Ever since having kids, napping is something that I'm prone to do and very easily could do but rarely get the chance to.

- Adam Scott

Some May

It's important to experience as many parts of an organization as you can - because some day, you may have the chance to lead that organization.

- Adena Friedman

Everyone Recover

We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Never Before

I've never played a hero before so I jumped at the chance.

- Adrian Edmondson

Never Got

I never got a chance to be a teenager.

- Agnes Bruckner

Big Studio

When I started working on my own music, I didn't have the chance to record in a big music studio, so I had to record everything myself.

- Agnes Obel

Grateful Give

And we are grateful to the American young men and women who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance, this dream of democracy in Iraq now.

- Ahmed Chalabi

Asking Obsessed

I call on people to be 'obsessed citizens,' forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life.

- Ai Weiwei

TV TV Show

I'm not an extravagant person. You don't get a chance to spend money when you're working on a TV show.

- Aidan Turner

Francisco San

I have this insane and unabated longing for San Francisco. I come up there every chance that I get.

- Aisha Tyler

Doing Think

Words can't describe how one would feel in that moment after doing a test for something you really want but in your heart you don't think you have a chance of getting.

- Aja Naomi King

Voice Election

When you win an election, what you really win is a chance to go to work for working families who need a voice in Minnesota.

- Al Franken

Son His

Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.

- Alan Ladd

Doing No Chance

I've never watched any of the adaptations of my books. I've never wanted to, and there's absolutely no chance of me doing so in the future.

- Alan Moore

Half Line

Somewhere along the line you've got to do your apprenticeship. But I'd want half a chance of being successful at it.

- Alan Shearer

Atmosphere Models

By going to Pluto, we have a chance to anchor, with real data, models of the early evolution of Earth's atmosphere.

- Alan Stern

Next Becoming

Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It's a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, 'Get a job, son.'

- Alan Sugar

Freedom Better

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

- Albert Camus

Big Initial

It's no secret that big institutional investors have a lot of advantages on Wall Street. They get the first chance to buy hot initial public offerings. They get to meet in person with companies' managements.

- Alex Berenson

Play Always

I'm always looking for a chance to play somebody who's completely opposite of me, just because I find it more interesting.

- Alex Breckenridge

Will Needs

All of us who are convinced that our military needs all the support the government and public will provide are pleased that he will have his chance to do just that.

- Alex Morrison

Work Enjoy

Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance.

- Alex Rodriguez

Interesting Makes

What makes creative people tingle are interesting problems, the chance to impress their friends, and caffeine.

- Alex Steffen

Brilliant No Chance

My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.

- Alexander the Great

Take Come

It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!

- Alexander Woollcott

Leading Including

When we get a chance to take part in elections, I am ready to fight for leading positions, including in the presidential vote.

- Alexei Navalny

Battle Game

The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Dench Judi Dench

I got a chance to work with Judi Dench in almost every scene. How many Indian actors get that chance?

- Ali Fazal

Work De Niro

Robert De Niro... I had a chance to meet him, and I hope to get to work with him one day.

- Ali Fazal

Hope Still

As long as the people don't fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn't stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful... but so frightening.

- Alice Walker

Division Level

Every fight, honest to say, in this division, at this level, is a toss-up. It's a 50-50 chance.

- Alistair Overeem

Career Shake

I've spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what's going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful.

- Allan Sloan

Think I Think

I think a lot of times, when people who get a chance to meet me and be around me, they understand that I'm not the person that the media make me out to be.

- Allen Iverson

Honor More

At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor; at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance - In killing there is more than commentary.

- Allen Tate

Help Sure

I'm working with the March of Dimes to help make sure more babies have the chance of tomorrow.

- Ally Brooke

Worry Here

I've got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn't be standing here talking to you. That's the cold reality of it.

- Alonzo Mourning

Government Critics

No government intent on persecuting its critics will want to leave the outcome of a trial to chance.

- Amal Clooney

Making Intentional

I used my captors' names every chance I had. It was intentional, a way of reminding them that I saw them, of pegging them, of making them see me in return.

- Amanda Lindhout

Congress Sure

I ran for Congress because I want to make sure others have the same chance at the dream that I had for generations to come.

- Ami Bera

Love Happen

You never really get a chance to sit down with the people you love, unless you really make an effort to do it. It doesn't just happen naturally anymore.

- Amos Lee

Play New

Genre stuff is the most exciting stuff for an actor to play. I get to try new things, do things I would have never got the chance to do.

- Amy Acker

Second Chance Got

I got this second chance at life, and I live it.

- Amy Purdy

Explore Which

I do miss competition, but I get to travel a little bit on my own terms, which is a little bit different. And I get the chance to walk around, explore, and not have to save my energy for the match days.

- Ana Ivanovic

Death Living

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

- Anais Nin

Want Will

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.

- Anatole France

Art Think

What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!

- Anatole France

Want Perhaps

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.

- Anatole France

Love About

I do enjoy history. That's one of the things that I love about acting is you get a chance to really dive into history and develop a real personal opinion about it.

- Andre Holland

Audience Fed

I'm ridiculously fortunate to get a chance to experience the sitcom world. The schedule is extremely easy, and you get fed as an artist because you're not only working on a project, but you get to work with cameras, and you get the audience there.

- Andrea Anders

Films Inaccessible

I definitely feel sorry more people don't get to see my films. They aren't inaccessible, and if people got the chance to see them, I know they'd like them.

- Andrea Arnold

Give Companies

All industry, not just the mining industry, can get out and give Aboriginal companies a chance.

- Andrew Forrest

Seize Big

I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.

- Andrew Jackson

Some Works

When I have a chance to make some movies, I am 200 percent to concentrate about my works.

- Andrew Lau

Work Missed

I did criminal defense work part-time, and that paid the bills for representing abused and neglected children... and for defending in juvenile court those kids the 'child protective system' had missed when it had the chance.

- Andrew Vachss

Rock Star Becoming

I was a little chubby kid that no girls ever talked to. I had little chance of becoming an internationally known rock star. Music was my escape and my belief system.

- Andy Biersack

World Cup Certainly

A chance, as a coach, to take a team to the World Cup finals is probably as high up the tree as it gets, certainly with one-day cricket.

- Andy Pick

Probability Rule

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

- Andy Rooney

Canvas Big

For a filmmaker, it's a rare chance to do a personal film on a big canvas.

- Ang Lee

Love Doing

It gives me a chance to explore so many dynamics - that's what we actors dream of doing. So, I love playing the villain.

- Angela Robinson

Soccer Hockey

That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.

- Angela Ruggiero

I Think Expedition

A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker.

- Ann Bancroft

Learn Students

Once in a while, I have the chance to speak to students. I learn from them as much as they learn from me. It's a great dialogue to create.

- Ann Callis

Thought Country

I got to tell you, when I wrote 'Adios America,' I thought there was a 10 percent chance of saving the country.

- Ann Coulter

Small Thriving

When we get government off the backs of our job creators, small businesses have a better chance of thriving. And when small businesses thrive, so does our economy.

- Ann Wagner

Will Act

If I get a chance to act, I will act. And then I'm usually the happiest person around.

- Anne Archer

Prove Stolen

If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.

- Anne Bradstreet

Started Youngest

I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime.

- Anne McCaffrey

Book Artistic

First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success.

- Anne Rice

Love Magic

I love roller coasters. I don't get a chance often, but I've gone to Magic Mountain and gone on the rides. I love roller coasters.

- Anthony Hopkins

Over Set

We usually have a rookie show when camp is almost over. It's a chance to get to know the rookies and to have fun and set the pace for the season.

- Antonio Brown

Think Ring

I've never had a chance to go to the Finals, and I don't have a ring - and that would be the only thing that would get me to think about it.

- Antonio Davis

Small May

In modern times, dogs may be pampered, but historically, a dog's life wasn't much to bark about. Hence a dog's chance is a small chance.

- Anu Garg

Minutes Give

I want to help give people the ability to stop and take just a few minutes a day to regroup and refocus: to give them a chance to get perspective on the things that matter and the things that don't.

- Ariel Garten

Desire Reason

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

- Aristotle

Work Composer

'Foolishq' from 'Ki & Ka' gave me a chance to work with renowned composer Ilaiyaraaja and Shreya Ghoshal.

- Armaan Malik

More Part

I am focusing more on overseas gigs, as my international fans do not get a chance to be a part of my live concerts, as they visit India once in a blue moon.

- Armaan Malik

Biology Rural

Whether it's in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology.

- Arne Duncan

Never Quit Never

I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.

- Arnold Palmer

Believe No Chance

If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.

- Arsene Wenger

Doing Great Show

I jumped at the chance of doing 'Holby.' It's a great show.

- Art Malik


We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance.

- Arthur Capper

Last Committed

Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.

- Arthur Erickson

Sorry Grab

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been.

- Arthur Ransome

May Next

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Nature Never

Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Officer Chairman

Theoretically, every probationary officer has a chance to become chairman.

- Arundhati Bhattacharya

Always Been

I had a chance to do acting again, and, I don't know, this has always been my plan of what I wanted to do.

- Ashley Thomas