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Shift Quotes

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When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

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By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would like to shift more into writing for and producing people.
- Geddy Lee

What we do at its very, very best, at its very,
very most, will shift us slightly in our seat.
If only for two hours, great.
If for the rest of our lives, even better.
- Campbell Scott

 

Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
- Tom Stoppard

The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and
cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution.
- Steven Levy

Anyone who agrees to be interviewed must decide where
to draw the line between what is public and what is private.
But the line can shift, depending on who is asking the questions.
- Terry Gross

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So, there is enormous instability in the global economy
with a shift of winners and losers.
- David Korten

But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency
operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi
security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
- John Abizaid

For me, it was more a dramatic shift to go from the stage to the screen.
- Michael C. Hall

We've seen in the last half century an incredible shift.
This is just an extraordinary time to be alive.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy,
but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
- Laurence Sterne

In a time of constrained resources we will have to shift emphasis.
but not necessarily from the traditional Political
Officer to the traditional Economic Officer.
- Lawrence Eagleburger

Obviously the shift to gas and the need for large amounts
of gas in the United States is going to be a major
focus of attention on the part of producers.
- Andrew Gould

I think The Big Picture was such a huge shift from my second record.
- Michael W. Smith

It's always good to get a goal on your first shift,
but this was a game it seemed everything was going in.
- Peter Forsberg

What is the life of man!
Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to
sorrow? To button up one cause of vexation!
And unbutton another!
- Laurence Sterne

I discovered that the most interesting music of all
was made by simply lining the loops in unison,
and letting them slowly shift out of phase with other.
- Steve Reich

I believe the term modulation denotes in music the
uninterrupted shift from one key to another:
I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
- Allen Tate

If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon;
you can shift reality.
- Christopher Meloni

We need to shift the paradigm from reactive technologies
to more integrative solutions that deal with the variety
and complexity of the threats that are out there today.
- John W. Thompson

The U.S.
and Iraq will work together next year to shift Iraqi
resources from unproductive subsidies to productive
uses that enable Iraqis to earn livelihoods.
- Zalmay Khalilzad

Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold;
New things succeed,
as former things grow old.
- Robert Herrick

The question is not really about a shift to the economic
cone where officers are writing about the balance of
payments and the need for economic stabilization.
- Lawrence Eagleburger

I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something
else which extended from the visual arts into the making
of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.
- Jonathan Lethem

In the 1970s we saw a massive shift of household savings
from the banks to the brokerage firms.
- Ron Chernow

They put me on the shift where they thought I could do the least harm,
midnight to eight in the morning.
Although the hours were lousy, they were perfect for an apprentice reporter.
- Andrea Mitchell

I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of
drastic and reckless career shift!
- Nigel Dennis

As I said, when we needed to move over to rock'n'roll,
Sam and Vernon couldn't quite make the shift.
So that's when Larry took over on drums,
and we needed a bass player.
- Neil Innes

The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams,
I can't understand how he can be so stupid not to accept
the challenge to him and hit to left field.
- Ty Cobb

So far, Indian companies have focused more on customer application.
This needs to shift to packaged software for sectors
such as banking and financial services.
- Sanjay Kumar

I am not that concerned that innovation in some large
scale sense will suddenly and abruptly shift from one
part of the world to another.
- Craig Mundie

But my shift to the serious study of economics gradually
weakened my belief in Major Douglas's A+B theorem,
which was replaced in my thought by the expression MV = PT.
- James Meade

The areas of consensus shift unbelievably fast;
the bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding.
- Rem Koolhaas

When I was 16 I was fortunate enough to get Cosby and
move to New York and shift my whole life.
that had been my dream all along, and it came true.
- Lisa Bonet

It was difficult every ten days having a new director.
I'm a real collaborator and, as an actor,
I want to be directed.
It's hard for me to shift gears.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

Now record companies are run by lawyers and accountants.
The shift from the one to the other was definitely
related to when the takes started to get big.
- David Crosby

See me safe up: for in my coming down,
I can shift for myself.
- Thomas More

With rising incomes, the share of expenditures for food products declines.
The resulting shift in expenditures affects demand
patterns and employment structures.
- Ernst Engel

There was tremendous emotion.
Every shift was so emotional.
- Marcel Dionne

I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put
out the very fire it lighted.
- Rachel Field

There is a huge shift taking place in the global awareness
in the last 5 years with strong views about globalization
and the power structures of major corporations.
- David Korten

All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift.
All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such
thing as environmental policies.
- David Attenborough

I recently turned down a film that I didn't want my kids to see.
Priorities shift.
Sometimes I'm sad about that, but not enough to do anything about it.
- Dianne Wiest

The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift
in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace
technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world.
- Jeffery Deaver

It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane -
they're all the same,
I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth.
- John Hawkes

A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared
to environmental damaging consumption patterns.
- Maurice Strong

People are naming it the Third Wave,
the Information Age,
etc.
but I would say those are basically technological descriptions,
and this next shift is not about technology -
although obviously it will be influenced and in some
cases expressed by technologies.
- Paul Hawken

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift
to the individual the burden of pursing his own education.
This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get
over our odd conviction that education is what goes
on in school buildings and nowhere else.
- John W. Gardner

I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing,
but the rise of the so-called conservative,
political movement in this country is not a trend towards
the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing.
- Paul Hawken

There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse!
As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach,
that it is often a comfort to shift one's position,
and be bruised in a new place.
- Washington Irving

I was looking at making a shift in my career.
I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back.
If I could find young artists, young performers I can
nurture to have a career I would really like that.
- Diana Ross

We must shift the energy policy debate in America with
an increased focus on alternative and renewable fuels
and Congress must pass meaningful alternative fuels
and incentive programs to help move the U.S.
away from dependence on foreign oil.
- Rick Renzi

In fact, the recent increase in intra-firm trading
enables businesses to shift their activities across borders smoothly,
thereby strengthening the response of economic activity
to exchange rate movements in the long run.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Thus, the forces and value systems that are most threatened
by this shift are becoming the most coherent and are
rising to the top as minority or plurality powers.
But they do not represent either the shift,
the change, or the future.
- Paul Hawken

There was always a lot of American music in England until,
obviously when the Beatles came around,
then there was a shift towards English music,
but before then American music was the main thing.
- John Deacon

Let's put it this way: art house theaters are vanishing.
They have almost disappeared completely,
and that means there's a shift in what audiences want to see.
And they have to be aware of that and be realistic.
It's as simple as that.
- Werner Herzog

Country music is just country.
It's going to shift around a little bit,
doing some different instrumentations,
different production styles.
But it will always come back to what you heard at the Opry.
Nobody wants it to change.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

I never wanted to retire.
I wanted to kind of shift my work pattern so I could
stay fresh and invigorated,
and use the experience that I had gained in 30 years,
but in a slightly different direction.
- Bill Kurtis

The Russians are turning east to the Chinese -
to the Europeans' surprise.
It always seemed to me that the relationship between
Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx
and Lenin to being based in oil and gas.
- Daniel Yergin

We need to fix this.
It hasn't been done yet because there's still a reluctance
to admit that there was even a problem -
anywhere above seven rogue soldiers who got out of
control on the night shift.
- Janis Karpinski

It's always amusing to look at how something early
in the 20th century was written in anthropology and how it's written now.
There's been an enormous shift in how it's done,
but yet you can't put your finger on someone who actually did it.
- Clifford Geertz

We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully
amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists
using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength
is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom.
- Alfred Kastler

But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory
company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it
is important for the performers to be able to know
how to shift focus so that they instantly become part
of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

All love shifts and changes.
I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
- Julie Andrews

That's one wonderful thing about country music -
it shifts,
ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

I think what we've learned is that the terrorist threat is serious,
but it shifts.
You cannot make a single person the sole focus of your counterterrorism.
- Paul Bremer

I'm a history buff, and right now we're sitting on
one of the most dramatic historical shifts that this
planet has ever seen and we have a front row seat for it.
- James Daly

This world is clearly emerging before our eyes.
The shifts ahead, the opportunities ahead are massive.
- Carly Fiorina

Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts,
but I don't remember any depression,
or needing to do anything,
or to have someone bring me out of being depressed.
- Julius Erving

If they asked me, I did two shifts.
I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.
- Larry King


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