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Adapting Quotes

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The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying
or adapting themselves to circumstances.
- Samuel Butler

I enjoy adapting my own work, or anybody's work.
I like to adapt books.
- Joseph Wambaugh

 

Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology,
but not at the cost of losing your originality.
- Jackie Chan

My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they've
read it and learnt to understand it,
then they must throw it away and never look at it again!
- Ben Elton

The mark of a living thing is to be involved in opposites (impossibilities):
the living cell that has to be continually adapting itself to stay alive,
with its identity.
- Nicholas Mosley

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Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly
based on semi-autobiographical experiences,
so adapting novels was a very different experience.
- Lasse Hallstrom

If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment,
if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this
society because there are very few jobs for you left.
- Robert Sternberg

But my question is, am I compromising by adapting my
words for the audience and where is the line beyond
which I am not adapting words,
but changing my position?
- Joichi Ito

I am only doing now what I have ever done;
and ever will continue to do -
that is adapting past experience to present reform
in the light of high ideals and future objects.
- John Burns

I have been working up until recently with Neil Simon,
who has been adapting the character to me.
- Paula Abdul

Learning is any change in a system that produces a
more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment.
- Herbert Simon

The American soldier is quick in adapting himself to a new mode of living.
Outfits which have been here only three days have dug
vast networks of ditches three feet deep in the bare brown earth.
They have rigged up a light here and there with a storage battery.
- Ernie Pyle

One of the most difficult things for people who have
been successful in sports is adapting to the daily
world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow.
There is always an excuse.
Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while.
- Mark Spitz

Cinema is a director's medium, so you're saying,
"What do you want?" Being an actor is about adapting -
physically and emotionally.
If that means you have to look great for it and they can make you look great,
then thank you.
And if you have to have everything washed away,
then I'm willing to do that too.
- Nicole Kidman

Probably the most useful thing I can do as secretary
of state is to assist the president in adapting and
renewing the transnational institutions that were created after World War II.
- Warren Christopher

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking

Like a Chameleon, I Adapt to Changing Circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself.
I choose to be flexible in my dealings with those around me.
I understand that my way is not the only way -
that inner peace comes from respecting the ways of others,
and that, if I am open, I may gain great insights and happiness
from the ideas and traditions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
- H. G. Wells

In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.
- Gertrude Stein

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has
been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with
whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
- Marcus Aurelius

We recognize the need to adapt to a changing competitive environment.
- Sumner Redstone

Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far.
- Kevin Kelly

We have to adapt and overcome, that's all we can do.
- Frank Knight

We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it;
if He comes to a little child,
he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

You get elected, often, if you're a woman,
on the strength of the women's vote;
then you get into office,
and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.
- Eleanor Clift

They tried to get me to use a pick when I first joined the band.
They had certain things they thought were appropriate.
I tried to adapt as much as I could.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt.
Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity
to get the most from your talent.
- Nolan Ryan

We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand;
but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves,
first, to her ways.
- Clarence Day

The free trade movement in the middle of the last century
represents the first conscious recognition of these
new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them.
- Christian Lous Lange

As human beings we do change, grow, adapt,
perhaps even learn and become wiser.
- Wendy Carlos

I think it was more personal, but I certainly tried
to adapt certain concepts of Surrealism.
- Trevor Dunn

My career should adapt to me.
Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Negation is the mind's first freedom,
yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we
exert ourselves to overcome it,
adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
- Emile M. Cioran

When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to
let me return to Australia and at least see whether
I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge.
- Patrick White

And I also am very nervous about implants.
You know, I'm just nervous about all that.
So I could still do it.
I could think about it.
But I needed to adapt to myself.
- Lynn Redgrave

Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith,
to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's
system of values for a new age.
- Frank Pittman

But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself,
can adapt to the needs of its citizens,
can take their views into account.
That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
- John Hutton

We're the only creature God ever created that doesn't want to adapt.
We want to make it stand still.
And one thing that's constant is nature is constantly changing.
- Don Young

Life does more than adapt to the Earth.
It changes the Earth to its own purposes.
- James Lovelock

Finally, I have to say that the most surprising aspect
has been the speed at which the folks in India adapt to Western practices.
They learn fast, really, really fast.
- Sanjay Kumar

The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition,
or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
- Stephen Bayley

Animals can adapt to problems and make inventions,
but often no faster than natural selection can do its work -
the world acts as its own simulator in the case of natural selection.
- Vernor Vinge

I'm too old to adapt to somebody else's ways.
- Claudia Christian

Reasonable men adapt to the world around them;
unreasonable men make the world adapt to them.
The world is changed by unreasonable men.
- Edwin Louis Cole

You must constantly change and adapt to a new environment.
- Jong-yong Yun

I have always believed governments must adapt to the needs of the people,
not the other way around.
- Kim Campbell

I have never come across a technology that doesn't change.
This is inevitable.
You have to adapt your systems as technology develops.
- Gijs de Vries

There is no more reason to think that they expected
the world to remain static than there is to think that
any of us holds a crystal ball.
The only way to create a foundational document that
could stand the test of time was to build in enough
flexibility that later generations would be able to
adapt it to their own needs and uses.
- Diane Wood

My mother came from St.
Thomas.
I heard that melody and all I did was actually adapt it.
I made my adaptation of sort of an island traditional melody.
It did become sort of my trademark tune.
- Sonny Rollins

We need to do a lot more thinking about how the regime is going to evolve,
how the bad guys are going to adapt their tactics,
and what measures we're going to need in order to go forward.
- Mitchell Reiss

Then, as the day progresses, depending on how the product is coming in -
for instance,
the fish man will fax us and say black bass is great -
throughout the day,
we'll also make judgment calls and adapt to what's available.
- Thomas Keller

The presentations and conceptions of the average man
of the world are formed and dominated,
not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself,
but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
- Ernst Mach

I'm not a really good classical guitarist by any means,
but what I learned from this is a way of working very
slowly on solo pieces and I enjoyed working on these pieces of John's.
They were not written for solo guitar but a lot of them were easy to adapt.
- Marc Ribot

Changes have taken place since year one.
When Caruso left, that was a big change.
We've been able to adapt nicely.
It's given us new opportunities for different characters and story lines.
- Dennis Franz

There are rumors that we want to move back to the U.K.,
but we're so happy in America I actually can't see us ever leaving...
People ask me how long it took to adapt.
Twenty minutes.
- Victoria Beckham

I mean, there are many other directors who are probably
both more skilled and excited to adapt novels or work
within certain genre conventions.
I'd like to do that kind of work someday,
but for better or worse I'm too drawn by my own material.
- Todd Solondz

Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage
and to adapt to the mores of the new country,
one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills
and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
- Rudolf Arnheim

We are a party of innovation.
We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing
to adapt to changing circumstances,
when change we must.
We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in
order to achieve a better future.
- Barbara Jordan

The only way to create a foundational document that
could stand the test of time was to build in enough
flexibility that later generations would be able to
adapt it to their own needs and uses.
- Diane Wood

The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions
of its customers as it counterfeits them.
- Theodor Adorno

Custom adapts itself to expediency.
- Tacitus

If the Starbucks secret is a smile when you get your latte...
ours is that the Web site adapts to the individual's taste.
- Reed Hastings

The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers,
and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with
the demands of the times does not.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Hamlet is a remarkably easy role.
Physically it's hard because it tends to be about three
hours long and you're talking the whole time.
But it's a simple role and it adapts itself very well,
because the thing about Hamlet is, we all are Hamlet.
- Liev Schreiber

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a
ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson

In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion,
but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
- John B. S. Haldane

There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.
- Henry Miller

A "modern" man has nothing to add to modernism,
if only because he has nothing to oppose it with.
The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
- Elias Canetti


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