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Situations Quotes

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You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Humor

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into
situations where you need it.
- Doug Larson

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed
at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
- Herbert Simon

 

The character is close to me, except that I haven't
lived through those situations,
so it's not completely me.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player.
By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas
City in classical situations.
He was already an amazing talent.
- Pat Metheny

We want to create these dramatic situations,
whether they are real or not, to entertain audiences.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

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If you're looking for a deep album or you're looking
for me to talk about past situations,
it's not even about that.
It's just 14 hot records that are gonna make you dance.
- Puff Daddy

Human beings yield in many situations,
even important and spiritual and central ones,
as long as it prolongs one's well-being.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations"
are opportunities to either advance,
or stay where you are.
- Maxwell Maltz

There are no hopeless situations; there are only men
who have grown hopeless about them.
- Clare Boothe Luce

These people are real to me, and situations keep coming
up where their emergence feels natural.
It's like meeting old friends.
I hope readers feel the same way.
- Jonathan Kellerman

Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper
at the intersection between their inherited religious
traditions and their current life situations.
- Larry Graham

I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity
of travelling across this country and enduring all
the classic situations that go with talking to people.
- Barbara Amiel

In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations:
fight or flee.
In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative;
fight,
flee - or laugh.
- Robert Orben

When the characters are really alive before their author,
the latter does nothing but follow them in their action,
in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
- Luigi Pirandello

Meanings are not determined by situations,
but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.
- Alfred Adler

To me, nothing is more fascinating or theatrical than real life.
These people are in dire situations,
where something extreme has happened in their lives.
- Debra Messing

When you make a film like this, you must have the highest
expectations of your audience.
Having worked in situations where we have the lowest
expectations of our audience.
- Atom Egoyan

Comedy is unusual people in real situations;
farce is real people in unusual situations.
- Chuck Jones

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

Some people have such a talent for making the best
of a bad situation that they go around creating bad
situations so they can make the best of them.
- Jean Kerr

When child actors act well they're just reacting to situations,
and they're acting very real because their life experience is so short;
there's no history to fall back on.
- Mariel Hemingway

I've been in plenty of situations where someone I'm
dating had more time for a console than me.
- Josie Maran

If you are you, 24 hours a day, then you do not have
to remember who you are supposed to be in different situations -
something that I imagine could be troublesome.
- Bill Dixon

Venus told me the other day that champions don't get
nervous in tight situations.
That really helped me a lot.
I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.
- Serena Williams

So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it,
was and remains for me an effort to make sense out
of essentially senseless situations.
- Thomas Lynch

I love any and all situations where you celebrate creativity.
- Brad Paisley

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes
may be the biggest mistake of all.
- Peter McWilliams

It is considered a major sin to break a contract,
if you agreed, especially with military situations.
- John Walker Lindh

I really believe the only thing you can control in
those situations is what you do as a player but also
how you interact with your teammates,
which is critical.
- Brian Griese

I think that in order for music to be heard in a lot
of different situations you have to always consider that.
- Kenneth Edmonds

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations,
give or take a dentist.
- Joseph Heller

We do not yet have the solutions to these questions,
but the awareness that we live in an endangered world
is present in more and more life situations.
- Ulrich Beck

Ultimately it's a leap of faith and a leap of imagination
to put yourself back in time into those conditions
and situations and see how you would react.
- Derek Jacobi

There were some situations where I was giving up everything
I had for the band and I just expected everybody else to feel the same way.
I realized I was just kidding myself.
- Jerry Only

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and
look around you for happiness instead of sadness.
Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
- Red Skelton

There again, that is a fundamental principle:
no two situations are alike.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

But I would have executed much greater things,
had not government always opposed my exertions,
and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents.
- Adam Weishaupt

We are both drawn to surreal situations so the writing was a joy.
- Dylan Moran

Firemen can do almost everything.
You already trust them in life-threatening situations;
why not let them help you with your everyday problems,
too?
- David Hunt

I tend to come up with people more than situations -
most of my books start with a character.
- Jane Haddam

To consider persons and events and situations only
in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell.
- Thomas Merton

I try to put myself into unusual and difficult situations
as often as I can in order to capture the element of struggle in the music.
- Neil Finn

You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations.
Like when they're both on fire - they're exactly alike.
- Dave Attell

No matter what you do for a living all we have is music
to get through certain situations.
- Deana Carter

I go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader.
- Sidney Sheldon

I try to watch only real things, which basically amounts to C-Span for me.
I like real people in real situations.
I learn from that.
- William Devane

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you
can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
- Zig Ziglar

There are situations which cannot honorably be met by art.
- George Oppen

On certain plays and situations I feel like I have the advantage.
But sometimes I just have to not think about the size
of the guy in front of me.
- Dante Hall

People change over the years, and that changes situations for good and for bad.
- Bobby Knight

When I write an original story I write about people
I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with.
I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.
- Satyajit Ray

It is our task to provide policies suited to the different situations of today.
- John Bracken

I write, or used to write, to explain to myself situations
I couldn't otherwise solve or understand.
Meditation comes very naturally to me.
- Anne Stevenson

As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations;
I really wanted a normal little childhood.
Unfortunately, that's just not what happened.
- Augusten Burroughs

Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur.
- Ralph Fiennes

Winston Cup and the Busch Series are two totally different leagues.
You get put in different situations.
- Adam Petty

In situations of military conflict, civil strife,
lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations,
terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
- Gijs de Vries

I try to be the fixer of situations and I gravitate
to people who are institutional misfits.
- Stephan Jenkins

Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good;
try to use ordinary situations.
- Charles Richter

Who is ever adequate? We all create situations each other can't live up to,
then break our hearts at them because they don't.
- Elizabeth Bowen

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who
are in interesting situations,
that a young person, who either marries or dies,
is sure of being kindly spoken of.
- Jane Austen

But I have always - ever since The Accidental Woman -
written novels about individuals attempting to make
choices in the context of situations over which they have no control.
- Jonathan Coe

Learn to say no in situations where saying no can be difficult,
where it could mean getting fired.
Say no anyway, because it could lead you to greater opportunities.
- Sam Dash

Neither situations nor people can be altered by the
interference of an outsider.
If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within.
- Phyllis Bottome

Most of us believe outside situations shape our attitudes when,
in fact, it is our view of the situations that shape our attitudes.
- Darren L. Johnson

In Iraq, embedding allows us to put reporters in situations
that would otherwise be too dangerous for them.
- Jim Walton

I think situations are more important than plot and character.
- Harry Mathews

I look for something that is highly unusual,
involving ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.
- Walter Lord


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