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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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals.
Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art.
The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
- John Ford

You're a wise person if you can easily direct your
attention to what ever needs it.
- Terence

I am for an art that takes into account the direct
effect of the elements as they exist from day to day
apart from representation.
- Robert Smithson

I like chatting with people.
If people ask me a direct question, I give them a direct
answer and I feel I've always done that with the press.
- Kiefer Sutherland

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

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

Yes, I definitely plan to direct at some point.
- Stephen Dorff

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

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn
to direct our inner drives,
our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
- Ethel Percy Andrus

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

I've always been a direct guy.
- Kool Keith

The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto.
My parents helped direct my path.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

The method of magnitude estimation provided a direct measure of sensation.
- Stanley Smith Stevens

I would like to direct.
What goes on behind stage is very interesting.
- Sarah Sutton

Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
- Henri Matisse

All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with
your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
- James Allen

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

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

If you examine this, I think that you will find that
it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have
been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture.
- Minoru Yamasaki

Great ambition is the passion of a great character.
Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts.
All depends on the principles which direct them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

There is a certain phase in the life of the aged when
the warmth of the heart seems to increase in direct
proportion with the years.
- John Phillips Marquand

Remember that "concern" is about the time, energy, and emotion
that we direct toward worrying about something or someone -
not whether we are for that something or against it.
However, nothing that we do for fun is ever a "concern."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
- John Galsworthy

No writer of a portion of the Bible was perfect.
It was the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy
Spirit that what they wrote is without mistake.
- Walter Lang

Life always rides in strength to victory,
not through internationalism...
but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Able Danger consisted of approximately 20 direct individuals
working for Special Forces in Tampa,
Florida.
The total amount of people working for Able Danger was 20.
- Curt Weldon

The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have
chosen to direct represent my convictions.
- Elia Kazan

First of all, just to get Diner made would have been
an achievement in that I got a chance to direct.
- Barry Levinson

I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns:
I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it.
- Ella Maillart

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

I actually then went on to direct an after-school special
where one of the characters was deaf.
They hired me without even knowing I had any connection to the community.
- Richard Masur

I play the father in the scene when Will and Tommy
go back to Tommy's old apartment.
It was a big mistake.
I hope not to be in the next movie I direct.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

The original Return of the Living Dead,
I was attached to direct it, and I wrote the story.
Production was delayed.
In the meantime I went to London to do Lifeforce.
- Tobe Hooper

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

My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce.
As far as being an actor, I've already told them they
have to wait until they're 18;
I won't take them to auditions.
- Elizabeth Perkins

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

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -
not people; to focus your energies on answers -
not excuses.
- William Arthur Ward

I'll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas.
But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive.
You can't underestimate band chemistry.
- Billy Corgan

I want to direct, write, produce...
y'know, I love the entertainment industry.
- Jason Marsden

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'd like to see myself married with a child and hopefully
still involved in the entertainment business as an
actor who is also able to write a bit and direct some projects.
- Fred Savage

Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor

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

If there is no direct threat why are we invading?
- Dustin Hoffman

An employee's motivation is a direct result of the
sum of interactions with his or her manager.
- Bob Nelson

I never direct myself, because I don't like working with me.
I would punch me in the mouth if I had to take my direction.
- Ron Perlman

2005 opens with the promise of a number of substantial
direct private investments that can swiftly transform
the economy and set all sectors on a pronounced upward curve.
- Baldwin Spencer

I write a lot too, so I would like to write or direct in the future if I can.
- Alexis Bledel

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

Basically I say a few prayers before a game and let that direct me,
not superstitions.
- Brian McBride

But when I direct I become possessed,
a possession I've never quite understood.
- Ted Kotcheff

It was always my practice to train salespeople under my direct supervision,
and to treat children with the utmost consideration.
- James Cash Penney

The world changes in direct proportion to the number
of people willing to be honest about their lives.
- Armistead Maupin

I just think it's important to be direct and honest
with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing.
After all, you are taking some of their soul.
- Mary Ellen Mark

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

Well, obviously I was excited by the idea that Woody
Allen was going to direct it.
But at the same time, the script itself and the character was really interesting.
- Radha Mitchell

At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune,
I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the
indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues.
- Gabriela Mistral


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