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Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

I recognize the delivery of grace to my day,
even if I cannot identify a specific return address.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

There is always some specific moment when we become
aware that our youth is gone;
but,
years after, we know it was much later.
- Mignon McLaughlin

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Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My career seems to be a career of non-specific subjects
which are all over the place.
- Ridley Scott

Michael was very specific during rehearsals.
When he was pleased, he always had this charming grin.
- Madeleine Stowe

I'm much more interested in living specific experiences in films.
- Walter Salles

A novelist has a specific poetic license which also applies to his own life.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I don't have any particular excitement about working
with any specific director or actor at this point.
- Sean Penn

Our ultimate goal is to stay in business.
We are not here with a specific plan.
That's kind of how our entire career has evolved.
We will figure things out as we go along.
- Mary-Kate Olsen

You're doing it to make the character as specific as possible,
so that it's a specific individual that you're talking about,
not that whole class of people.
- Joel Coen

First, those images help us understand the general
and specific magnitude of disaster caused by the tsunami.
The huge outpouring of aid would not have happened without those images.
- Bruce Jackson

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.
I never had any specific style.
- Al Hirt

Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words,
but human rights is very specific.
- Joichi Ito

It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift,
my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host.
- Jim Bakker

A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court,
not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena.
- Tom C. Clark

Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings.
- Quintus Tullius Cicero

If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics,
I will never make one mistake.
- Vladimir Horowitz

It is unnatural for a majority to rule,
for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action,
and a minority can.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

A lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not
having a clear specific diagnosis,
but I didn't mind, I just chose the most optimistic diagnosis.
- Karen Duffy

AIDS is the biggest challenge, the major disaster facing
this country and we would have wished for something
more specific and far-reaching.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Language is like money, without which specific relative
values may well exist and be felt,
but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
- George Santayana

I think the bottom line for me and for Newsweek is
that there were a lot of -
we did retract this specific matter about the Koran
and the toilet for the reasons that you just cited.
- Michael Isikoff

We know specific genes are turned on in specific cells,
but we don't know to what extent this happens.
- Walter Gilbert

Even if you're specific about the character of the song,
it's more exciting to place them, juxtapose them in
such a way as to make an adventure out of the sequence of the songs.
- Robert Wyatt

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs,
few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

This was a really big opportunity.
This script was even mediocre.
The idea was great, but Jay came on with his guys made
it great and very specific.
It all came together well.
- Sean William Scott

And I don't have any specific steps to take because
I don't start the same way every time.
But there is a knowing when it's enough and you can leave it alone.
- Bruce Nauman

I'm not that in control of myself that I could be specific
about exactly the way I'm doing everything as it happens.
I'm just trying my best.
- Sean Lennon

I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

I don't have any specific role model.
I admire anyone who is strong, confident,
intelligent.
- Rita Mero

I belong to a specific category of writers,
those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science,
a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific
instances of a phenomenon.
- Sidney Altman

I try to avoid a specific image.
I seek to play as many different women as I can to
avoid having a label put on me.
- Blythe Danner

What makes a specific quality or quantity of innovation
retain its intense newness over the years?
- Brian Ferneyhough

I think people took Grenada for what it turned out to be,
which was a very specific incident and from which one
couldn't necessarily make a lot of generalizations.
- John Negroponte

Androgyny refers to a specific way of joining the 'masculine'
and 'feminine' aspects of a single human being.
- June Singer

By the way, the point between rationality and what
we would call the irrational is a very difficult point to establish.
There's no specific line, as you know.
- Leo Ornstein

I have never been interested in specific roles.
- Estelle Parsons

Most jazz players work out their solos,
at least to the extent that they have a very specific vocabulary.
- Lee Konitz

Some Indians will come up and say that a story reminded
them of something very specific to their experience.
Which may or may not be the case for non-Indians.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship.
The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
- Peter Drucker

I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language.
- Sonny Bono

Sea Change was so specific.
From the beginning it was set what it was going to be.
All the other ideas that I had at the time I had to put to the side.
- Beck

Choose the whole of your environment, things and events,
based upon the value, meaning and function they hold.
Do not allow obligation or immediacy
to bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The sense organs experience the external light,
sound, etc.
with difficulty; the different sense organs only have
a so-called specific receptivity for particular stimuli.
- Johannes P. Muller

Ideally, I'd like every issue to include a diverse
group of stories that meet the qualifications sketched above,
but covering a wide range of specific matter and flavour.
- Stanley Schmidt

It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is
intimately bound up with a specific material simply
because no technical difficulties stand in the way.
- Adolf Loos

When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music,
I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created.
- Billy Joel

A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching
in just enough background to ground the specific story.
- Lynn Abbey

For one country is different from another;
its earth is different,
as are its stones, wines, bread, meat,
and everything that grows and thrives in a specific region.
- Paracelsus

It's often wrong to write for specific actors because
one ends up using what is least interesting about them,
their mannerisms and habits.
I prefer not to write for specific people.
- Claude Chabrol

I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific
use for two highly trained certified public accountants.
- Elvis Presley

If there's specific resistance to women making movies,
I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons:
I can't change my gender,
and I refuse to stop making movies.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I went to a general store but they wouldn't let me buy anything specific.
- Steven Wright

I'll agonize over sentences.
Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences,
and because there are a number of different voices in the book.
- Neil Gaiman

We have very specific rules about how we go to market with children,
and I think they are very responsible.
- Jim Cantalupo

Sometimes I write them down in musical notation as
a trigger to remind me about certain directions to go.
Or I can be specific about a sound I'm looking for.
- Harold Budd

I'm a total pleasure seeker.
I pursue anything that satisfies me.
I usually get it.
I have specific needs and I know what they are so I
can achieve satisfaction.
- Lydia Lunch

It might seem unfair to reward a person for having
so much pleasure over the years,
asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and
then watching its responses.
- Barbara McClintock

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth,
learning, justice or kindness in general.
Action is always specific, concrete,
individualized,
unique.
- Benjamin Jowett

For example, I tend to personally reward myself for
specific acts of exceptional discipline.
- Robert Vaughn

I state for the record that I have never sought funds from any POW family,
nor led them to believe in any way that we were going
on a mission to rescue their specific missing loved one.
- Bo Gritz

Find your own specific voice in filmmaking and go for it.
Either people will get it or they won't and that's what it's all about.
- Yahoo Serious

I'm fairly specific about what I like to wear and looks are important to me,
just like they are to everybody.
- Jewel Kilcher

Nobody is in the process of making any changes that
we can be specific about.
- Arthur Hertzberg


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