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We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. ...
by Bertha Calloway

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
- Bertha Calloway (attributed)

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The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
- Carl Jung

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

 

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

And think not, you can direct the course of love;
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is a constant opponent,
and an overpowering adversary if attacked directly.
The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life -
a parry here, a feint there - always engaged,
but never in the direct line of life's heaviest blows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food
quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.
- Bryan Miller

Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

Everybody you talk to about insurance says the insurance
market has become a lot more vibrant as a result of lifting,
allowing the foreign direct investment.
- John W. Snow

When you direct your first film, you always start by
telling stories that you are familiar with.
- Sophie Marceau

The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent
direct royal prerogative.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion
to their commitment to excellence,
regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

And new Philosophy calls all in doubt,
the element of fire is quite put out;
the Sun is lost,
and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
- John Donne

I only direct in self-defense.
- Mel Brooks

I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing
youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.
- Ben Lindsey

I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols,
a language with which to remark upon the qualities
of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality.
- Morris Graves

Talking about the show reminds you of things that you went through.
So it's fun.
When the show was on, I couldn't have handled it.
I didn't want that direct connection.
- Colm Meaney

I wrote most of these songs right before the end.
A lot of these songs are about that.
Even if it's not direct, you can feel the beginning
of the end of the breakup in these songs.
- Gene Ween

Eventually, everyone said, Why don't you direct? It would save time.
And that's how it started.
- Melissa Joan Hart

Direct action is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism.
- Emma Goldman

I would like to direct in the future,
but I am in no hurry with that.
- Jonathan Brandis

I did some writing and bought a book,
and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.
- Dustin Hoffman

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct
from the government and for that stipend we had an
obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers

The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers...
It is in reality the most potent and the most direct
social insurance the workers can establish.
- Samuel Gompers

I'd like to direct some, act in some of them,
and produce.
- Corbin Bernsen

The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the
power of conception the artist has acquired.
- Gustave Courbet

I don't like to direct myself.
- Vic Morrow

Somehow I got to be one of five or six actors that
the directors would use as guinea pigs at this directing colloquium,
where people pay to listen to and watch the directors direct.
- Beth Henley

All I can really say is it's bloodier than hell.
In this one I'm going to be much more direct and honest
in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene.
- Christopher Darden

Your audience gives you everything you need.
They tell you.
There is no director who can direct you like an audience.
- Fanny Brice

Women ought to have representatives,
instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct
share allowed them in the deliberations of government.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

One problem was that my direct testimony was in writing,
so a lot of people didn't get to see it.
I hope they see it, because I think it built a very strong case.
- Jim Barksdale

I took a lot of time off after Mobsters and although
I did something I had never done before,
which was to direct a play, The Laughter Epidemic,
it felt like a vacation.
- Christian Slater

If we had to go live action, I'd hold out for Tim Burton to direct.
- Phil Foglio

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it,
we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
- Baruch Spinoza

An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical
companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems.
- Leon Kass

And so my militant philosophy is this:
to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to
make with the movie is the same.
- Norman McLaren

It's kind of dangerous to cut in the camera,
but that's the only way I know how to direct.
- Debbie Allen

Life is a pilgrimage.
The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns.
He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss,
his ultimate destination.
- Swami Sivananda

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing
us since the turn of the last century.
- Gabriel Lippmann

Some people say it's scarier to direct the people you work with;
not me,
I'm a team guy.
- Mark Harmon

Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.
- Karl Marx

I'm currently trying to direct my own material.
- Tom Skerritt

I write and direct the Duke University Children's Hospital Benefit every year.
- David Friedman

Sometimes stories are inherently important whether
or not they have a direct relation to your life.
- Linda Vester

I work very hard on getting the songs as direct and
examined as I can before I go in the studio.
- Nick Lowe

The value of government to the people it serves is
in direct relationship to the interest citizens themselves
display in the affairs of state.
- William Scranton

When we direct our thoughts properly,
we can control our emotions.
- W. Clement Stone

Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work,
regardless of the medium that I'm working in.
- Barbara Kruger

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a
taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life.
It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male
right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich

If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness,
then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal
contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
- John Woolman

There's evidence of a social decline in direct proportion
to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.
- Mark Rydell

No amount of charters, direct primaries,
or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.
- Walter Lippmann

I cannot, if I am in the field of glory,
be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done,
there Providence is sure to direct my steps.
- Horatio Nelson

There is no sense in doing a wonderful script with
somebody who can't direct because that is a disaster.
- Robert Culp

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are
irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
- W. H. Auden

My goal was, and still is, to write first,
direct my own stuff whenever possible and control my own creative destiny.
- Jeff Probst

The prudent person may direct a state,
but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I'm impossible to direct.
I couldn't get myself to do anything.
- Tony Shalhoub

Direct access to sea is an essential part of foreign policy.
- Carlos Mesa

I'd rather direct than produce.
Any day.
And twice on Sunday.
- Steven Spielberg

When it comes to two of the big social earthquakes
in the last fifty years -
which are the gay movement and the women's movement -
I think there is a direct line from Kinsey to those.
- Bill Condon

Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable.
- Robert Delaunay

By providing our school districts with direct access
to criminal information records,
we can help ensure timely and complete information
on prospective school employees.
- Jon Porter

It's not good to be in a situation where people don't
want to direct you or don't want to question something.
- Glenn Close


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