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 : 576
Never Himself

The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.

- A. P. Herbert

Never Himself

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

- A. P. Herbert

Education Created

The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise... Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I Think Very

After a point of time, when you get success and fame, money and everything, the purpose of life has to be redefined. For me, I think that purpose is to build bridges. Artists can do that very easily, more than politicians.

- A. R. Rahman

Career Maintain

It's all about how can you take care of yourself when furthering your life's goals and ambitions, and purpose and whatever you choose - family, career - to maintain a really balanced, whole, healthy outlook.

- Abigail Spencer

Goal Reach

The purpose of armed struggle is not simply to kill... its purpose is to reach a political goal.

- Abu Abbas

Marine Corps Had

In the Marine Corps, everything had a purpose.

- Adam Driver

New Been

In the New Yorker library, I have long been shelved between Nadine Gordimer and Brendan Gill; an eerie little space nestled between high seriousness of purpose and legendary lightness of touch.

- Adam Gopnik

Lives Energizing

From a motivation perspective, helping others enriches the meaning and purpose of our own lives, showing us that our contributions matter and energizing us to work harder, longer, and smarter.

- Adam Grant

Cold Your

I like having a beard. What's funny is when you shave a beard, you realize how freezing cold your face is! The primary purpose evolution-wise is to keep you warm, to grow hair on your face. You shave it off, and your face is freezing for a few days.

- Adam Scott

Very Nigerian

I'm of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life.

- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Tell Come

I can't tell you what your purpose is, that's got to come from you.

- Adrian Grenier

Terror Civilians

Terrorism, to me, is the use of terror for political purpose, and terror is indiscriminate murder of civilians to make a political point.

- Al Franken

Small Country

When Edna O'Brien's first novel, 'The Country Girls,' was published in 1960, her family and neighbors in the small Irish village where she was born tossed copies into a bonfire expressly set for that horrifying purpose.

- Alan Cheuse

Book Why

A book must have moral purpose to be any good. Why, I don't know.

- Alan Furst

Die Our

Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.

- Alan Paton

Binds Centered

Our national purpose, not our party differences, must define the American Brand. We must change the conversation from one centered around what defines our differences to one that hangs a lantern on what binds us, supports our collective well being and makes us all stronger and more productive as a result.

- Alan Siegel

My Life Again

But once I acclimated and really used fame for what it was offering me as a tool to serve my life purpose of inspiring and contributing, then it started to get fun again.

- Alanis Morissette

Process Very

Very early on in the process of trying to sell 'The Summer Prince,' I was told, 'Slavery seems to be very important to this society - is that on purpose?' Well, duh.

- Alaya Dawn Johnson

Never Sacrificing

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.

- Albert Schweitzer

Happiness Give

The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.

- Alexander Alekhine

Nothing Least

Worst case scenario, nothing I do has any value or purpose, but if I can make someone laugh, I'm at least as useful as a piece of quiche would be.

- Alexandra Petri

May Satisfy

In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things, or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the term Goods for that purpose.

- Alfred Marshall

Other I Write

I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.

- Alfred Nobel

Car Every

A car for every purse and purpose.

- Alfred P. Sloan

Always Felt

I've always felt quite singular, even as a child. That I must stay on track to keep my purpose.

- Alice Walker

Thought Cases

I gained the weight on purpose for 'Little Nicky,' and it was one of those cases where I'd done a few roles where I looked the same way, and I wanted to be the roommate because I thought that was the funniest part for me.

- Allen Covert

Here Resolve

Our purpose is to be up here to resolve these issues. Our purpose is to be up here and represent the people.

- Allen West

Abuse Paper

God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.

- Alvar Aalto


For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.

- Ama Ata Aidoo

North South

If you persist in your purpose of secession, there will be war - a bloody and cruel war. Not only will the North fight, but she will also triumph. The experiment of secession will fail, and the South, in ruin and desolation, will bitterly repent the day when she attempted to overthrow a wise and beneficent government.

- Ambrose Burnside

Always Import

Deficiencies in individuals, as in States, have their value and import. Indeed, that sublime impulse of perfectibility, always vivacious, always working under various forms and with one underlying purpose, would be futile without them, and fatuous.

- Ameen Rihani

Money Get

If your purpose is to make money, you shouldn't get into writing.

- Amish Tripathi

Elements Hammered

All the historical elements should feel organic to the story but not hammered down to serve a purpose.

- Amor Towles

Think I Think

To make a difference is just... I think... the purpose of what life is.

- Anastacia

Curiosity Noses

Popularity gets up people's noses. But I understand the importance and the function of popular music. There is an artistic purpose. Popular music helps people to develop a curiosity and leads them towards classical music.

- Andrea Bocelli

Will Films

My purpose is to make films that will help people to live, even if they sometimes cause unhappiness.

- Andrei Tarkovsky

About Developing

Panda - We're not really selling Chinese food, you know. Our real purpose is about developing people.

- Andrew Cherng

Will Agendas

If you're trying to do multiple agendas, you'll confuse yourself as a storyteller. If you have one purpose, everything else will fall into place.

- Andrew Stanton

Though Part

Confrontation is something that I accept as part of the project though not its purpose.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Lucky Happen

I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you.

- Andy Rooney

Think I Think

The union is much more than me, and when you think the union is you and it's not about who you represent, I think you've sort of lost your morals and focus and the purpose of your leadership.

- Andy Stern

People Want

People don't want to just make stuff. They want to make stuff with purpose.

- Angela Ahrendts

Changes Another

The moment you have a child, in an instant your life is not for you, and your life is completely, 100 percent dedicated to another human being, and they will always come first. It changes you forever. It changes your perspective, and it gives you a nice purpose and focus.

- Angelina Jolie

Passionate About

I choose to fill my days with what I'm passionate about, and live with purpose.

- Ann Curry

Joy Me

Riding exhilarated me; it gave me a joy and a purpose.

- Ann Romney

Here Prepared

And I cannot tell you how much I appreciate that because the days are long, the road is hard, the trials are there and I never know when, I have this little gray cloud that's over my head, when it's gonna start raining on me again. And I do need everyone's prayers. But I also believe that we're here for a purpose, and Mitt is prepared.

- Ann Romney

Telling About

You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose.

- Anna Kournikova

Practical Cheaper

The sensors have many potential practical uses - in Government buildings, train carriages, cargo containers, on a soldier's lapel - and are a thousand times cheaper than current sensors that are used for the same purpose.

- Anne Campbell

Why Discovering

Discovering your purpose doesn't have to be complicated. Look at what you do and why you do it. Is it to support your family? That's your purpose. Is it to make a difference in your customer's life? That's your purpose.

- Anne F. Beiler

Race Individual

I believe that God has a plan and purpose not only for the human race, but for my individual life.

- Anne Graham Lotz

Him Obedient

In the Bible, ordination - I don't see that in the Scripture. In the Bible, it's whether you're filled with the Holy Spirit, whether you're anointed by God, whether you're called by God, whether you're obedient to Him. I want to be those things, but I don't see any purpose for me in being ordained.

- Anne Graham Lotz

Happy Surface

To what purpose is it to be artificially happy on the surface?

- Anne Parillaud

Think Trained

Because of my Calvinistic upbringing, I was trained to think that what you do has to have a purpose.

- Anselm Kiefer

Away Organ

Is it or is it not ethical to create an embryo, and to create a person for the purpose of getting an organ to give to someone else? Your knee-jerk reaction is 'absolutely not;' but you need the ethical analysis of that to show why and how that is something that you need to stay away from.

- Anthony Fauci

Doing Big

I was wrapping up my stint on 'Daredevil' co-writing with Andy Diggle during the Shadowland story, when Marvel asked if I was interested in doing something else with DD but a bit different. When they explained the purpose of the 'Season One' books, I was intrigued - I'm a big advocate of books for people new to the medium - and said yes.

- Antony Johnston

Anger Everybody

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

- Aristotle

Government Protect

The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens.

- Arlen Specter

Away Which

My purpose is to have American Jews look away from the success story with which they've cheered themselves up, and to have them remember the classical tradition, whatever it is.

- Arthur Hertzberg

Ultimate Inform

Journalism's ultimate purpose is to inform the reader, to bring him each day a letter from home and never to permit the serving of special interests.

- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

Machine Creates

The purpose creates the machine.

- Arthur Young

Imply Tendency

The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man.

- Arthur Young

Through Big

All I can say is that you only realize how big your mountain is once you're laying motionless, helpless, and hopeless in the valley below. No one goes there on purpose, if you get what I'm saying, because the only way to find your personal low is to slip and roll down that mountain of yours, straight through to the bottom, no holds barred.

- Artie Lange

Law Congress

Historically, there is a presumption that the legitimate police powers of the states are not to be pre-empted by federal law unless Congress has made that purpose clear.

- Asa Hutchinson

Design Accomplish

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.

- Charles Eames

Standard Devote

Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey.

- Charles Edison

Meaning Gives

Purpose is what gives life a meaning.

- Charles Henry Parkhurst

Mature Expedition

After mature consideration it was unanimously agreed, that, to prevent as much as possible their attempting to return and molest the settlers that may be set down on their lands, a sufficient number of vessels should be hired with all possible expedition for that purpose.

- Charles Lawrence

Some Conceive

Set out with some definite purpose in life and accomplish that purpose. There is little that the human mind can conceive that is not possible of accomplishment. The thing to do is to make up your mind what you are going to drive for, and let nothing stand in the way of its ultimate accomplishment.

- Charles M. Schwab

Always Been

I've always been baffled by critics of the CIA, who are horrified that it does illegal things. That is the purpose of an intelligence service: to perform illegal acts.

- Charles McCarry

Run Going

I would consider my diary serves the same purpose as going for a walk or a run. They are all physical ways of clearing a mental landscape.

- Chet Faker

Space Astronauts

There are no wishy-washy astronauts. You don't get up there by being uncaring and blase. And whatever gave you the sense of tenacity and purpose to get that far in life is absolutely reaffirmed and deepened by the experience itself.

- Chris Hadfield

Excited Use

You can have the best technology in the world, but if you don't have a community who wants to use it and who are excited about it, then it has no purpose.

- Chris Hughes

Death Tears

And that's why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene. We've seen them in a million movies and it's too much like cranking the tears out. I didn't want that scene.

- Christine Lahti

Quantity Till

But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.

- Christopher Columbus

Will Hereafter

For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear.

- Christopher Columbus

Enjoy Lord

I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.

- Christopher Columbus

Believe Honestly

A gentleman is never rude except on purpose - I can honestly be nasty sober, believe you me.

- Christopher Hitchens

Certainty However

It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose.

- Clifford D. Simak

Other Which

When I talk of the purpose of life, I am thinking not only of human life, but of all life on Earth and of the life which must exist upon other planets throughout the universe.

- Clifford D. Simak

Grow Going

The way that the robotics market is going to grow, at least in the home, is that we'll have a number of different special purpose robots.

- Colin Angle

Gadget Your

The ideal vacuum cleaner would be one you never see. It needs to not just be a cool gadget, but a product that cleans your floor correctly. I can imagine people having a cupboard full of robots that only come out when you need them to fulfil a specific purpose.

- Colin Angle

Song Bigger

My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one's purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one's self.

- Coretta Scott King

Defeat Planned

Leaving 'NCIS' was not planned, so there is no plan. If I were panicking now, it would defeat the purpose.

- Cote de Pablo

Serve Many

One of the many joys of tongue-twisters is that they serve no purpose beyond fun.

- Craig Brown

Wolverine Goes

'Magneto' believes that 'Cyclops' and 'Wolverine' both serve a good purpose. But he believes the help they provide only goes so far.

- Cullen Bunn

Movie Sole

You want fans to connect to the book, even movie fans. But if your sole purpose is to write towards a certain kind of fan, that way leads madness.

- Cullen Bunn

Entertain Well

Our purpose is to educate as well as to entertain.

- Curtis Mayfield

Life Prime

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

- Dalai Lama

Life Lives

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

- Dalai Lama

Add Having

Having a purpose and knowing exactly what your values are will add additional years to your life.

- Dan Buettner

Own Larger

Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. These are the building blocks of an entirely new operating system for our businesses.

- Dan Pink

Need Social

I've come to recognize that social purpose must be embedded into the core DNA of a company. The questions 'Why do we exist as a company?' and 'How do we make a difference?' need to have the same answer.

- Dan Schulman

Husband Idea

I am devoted to my husband and son. I am devoted to the practices and rituals that imbue our lives with a sense of meaning and purpose, that help me to live my days in the most emotionally and intellectually productive manner. I am devoted to the idea of devotion itself.

- Dani Shapiro

Hundred Sterling

During our travels, the Indians entertained me well; and their affection for me was so great, that they utterly refused to leave me there with the others, although the Governor offered them one hundred pounds sterling for me, on purpose to give me a parole to go home.

- Daniel Boone

Independence Next

I don't think it's a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don't know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical.

- Daniel H. Pink

Young Types

There are two types of young people - the partiers and the people who wanted a sense of purpose in their life.

- Daniel Lyons

Very Telling

My biggest thing is telling a truthful story, something that is rooted in something and is very honest. If I read a script and you want me to take off my top, and it doesn't serve a purpose, then I'm not going to do it.

- Danielle Brooks

Away Precious

Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose.

- David Brainerd

Been Pay Tribute

Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union - to secure peace - has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.

- David Cameron