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Preference Quotes

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Good for who? Good for what?
There is no absolute "good."
"Good" is simply one person's preference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Perspective

I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man;
I want a man without money rather than money without a man.
- Themistocles

Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who
openly display their preference like a delectable ailment
that isolates them and makes them proud.
- Maurice Blanchot

I think it would be bizarre to pick somebody to speak
at the convention based on their sexual preference,
because once you go down that road, why don't you pick a transvestite?
- Gary Bauer

 

Esteem must be founded on preference:
to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
- Moliere

I would certainly never suggest that any lesbian should
be ashamed of her sexual preference.
- Evan Hunter

What we prefer to read is sort of like sexual preference,
you like what you like.
Most of the time you have no clue why.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

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I enjoy all aspects of it, I don't have a preference for any medium.
I think each of them has its attractions and I would
hope they each inform the other in some way.
- Cillian Murphy

If we as a society are willing to have a preference for organic food,
the farmer can pass on the savings.
- Robert Patterson

When you're special to a cat, you're special indeed,
she brings to you the gift of her preference of you,
the sight of you, the sound of your voice,
the touch of your hand.
- Lester B. Pearson

Any religious organization should be allowed to hire
based on their religious preference-
but not with federal dollars.
- Jose Serrano

If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby,
he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others.
- Tris Speaker

Moral choices do not depend on personal preference
and private decision but on right reason and,
I would add, divine order.
- Basil Hume

That some Forms of Government are preferable to others,
cannot be doubted; yet neither our Saviour,
nor his Apostles have decided where that Preference is due.
- Charles Inglis

And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to
not be in the studio until 4 in the morning.
- Alanis Morissette

I will, proudly and by preference, do at least one
picture a year for King Brothers,
and I will try to make it the best picture that I have it in me to do.
- Dalton Trumbo

There was interest from clubs in Italy and England,
I believe.
But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy.
Staying in Spain was always my preference.
- Luis Figo

That a majority of the Abolitionists in this place
would patronize a free labor store,
in preference to others, I do not doubt;
but we do not muster money in Cincinnati.
- Gamaliel Bailey

I'm an American before any party preference.
- Lynn Anderson

In science, read, by preference, the newest works;
in literature,
the oldest.
The classic literature is always modern.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I never say I have a preference for one medium as opposed to another.
- Christine Baranski

I don't drink, and I don't smoke.
It's a personal preference.
My mom has never drunk or smoked.
I look up to my mom.
- Ashley Tisdale

Proclaiming a sexual preference is something that straight
men never really have to bother with.
- Lance Loud

My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to
do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with
the lust for pure shock value.
- Lance Loud

We may think there is willpower involved,
but more likely...
change is due to want power.
Wanting the new addiction more than the old one.
Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
- George A. Sheehan

Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference
for television because it tends to deal in its small
way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader
church of people than theatre.
- Christopher Eccleston

In my address last year, I spoke on the issue of gaming.
My preference then is my preference now:
to keep gaming within its existing contours,
but to explore a better deal for all Minnesotans.
- Timothy Pawlenty

I think if you look at Andre then and now,
you look at two different models.
Of course it's personal preference, I think Andre now
is a great role model for the kids.
He has started training differently than he was before,
and so on and so on.
- Ivan Lendl

Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost
all who have experience of both give a decided preference,
irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it,
that is the more desirable pleasure.
- John Stuart Mill

To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely,
since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced
not so much by truth as by preference,
and good and evil report alike know no bounds.
- Petrarch

If modernist naturalism were true, there would be no
objective truth outside of science.
In that case right and wrong would be a matter of cultural preference,
or political power, and the power already available
to modernists ideologies would be overwhelming.
- Phillip E. Johnson

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
- Tracey Ullman

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

We prefer that the leaders of the Iraqi armed forces do the honorable thing;
stop fighting for a regime that does not deserve your loyalty.
- Peter Pace

I prefer to think that God is not dead,
just drunk.
- John Huston

Don't know about a cabaret act right now,
would actually prefer a role in a broadway musical.
- Julia Barr

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
- Emile M. Cioran

I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing,
to be honest.
- Robert Wyatt

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
- Moliere

It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion.
I think he must prefer quality to quantity.
- George MacDonald

I prefer the word 'homemaker' because 'housewife' always
implies that there may be a wife someplace else.
- Bella Abzug

In this industry, the new owners prefer to kill anything
they weren't responsible for.
- Tom Berenger

I was offered a free villa in Hollywood,
but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy.
- Ennio Morricone

What I'm doing, I prefer to call that jazz,
because it is a beautiful word - I love it.
- Dexter Gordon

I prefer drawing to talking.
Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
- Le Corbusier

If it's a slow race you have to be on your guard.
You have to be patient, but I prefer that.
- Michael East

I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections,
Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling,
Or just after.
- Wallace Stevens

I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
- Jean Rostand

It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.
- Anna Held

They pay little attention to what we say and prefer to read tea leaves.
- Nikita Khrushchev

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest,
with visions to be realized, than lord among those
without dreams and desires.
- Khalil Gibran

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

Sometimes I see it and then paint it.
Other times I paint it and then see it.
Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither.
- Jasper Johns

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody,
it saves so much trouble.
- Rudyard Kipling

I prefer playing in the studio because you have much
more control over things.
- Michael Schenker

No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere,
will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
- Marquis de Sade

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace


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