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Temperament Quotes

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Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.
- Logan P. Smith

 

Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground,
a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.
- Madeleine L'Engle

Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature,
temperament, emotions and emotional responses.
- Paul Getty

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Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.
- Iris Murdoch

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius.
Think of the capacity to learn!
The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
- May Sarton

My temperament is not geared to that of a novelist.
- Philip Levine

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
- Andre Maurois

It has been argued that British girls are incapable
of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament.
This, I am positive, is not true.
- Ivor Novello

If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament,
then what you really want to do is re-invent the world.
God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist.
- John Barth

The principle of all successful effort is to try to
do not what is absolutely the best,
but what is easily within our power,
and suited for our temperament and condition.
- John Ruskin

To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon,
To be able to understand that someone you disagree
with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree.
- Peter Gay

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health.
Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
- Tryon Edwards

It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools.
- E. M. Forster

The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent
and the color of temperament and heart.
- Thomas Carlyle

As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves,
I had been, for some reason of temperament,
more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one.
- Gene Tunney

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of
old age in dulling the human temperament,
we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry,
in painting, and in music.
- Denis Diderot

No one connected intimately with a writer has any appreciation of his temperament,
except to think him overdoing everything.
- Zane Grey

Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older;
they merely know more.
- Hector Hugh Munro

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament,
and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
- Cyril Connolly

American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones;
they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness,
its lights and its shadows.
- John Philip Sousa

I think the diva is kind of a cliche.
My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does
not match what they're trying to play,
so all this temperament comes out.
- Glenn Close

When I did have a little bit of commercial success,
it really didn't suit my temperament at all.
I'm a terrible public person.
- Juliana Hatfield

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
- Henry Van Dyke

Music inflames temperament.
- Jim Morrison

I like cats.
I used to have a lot of cats, but I don't anymore,
now I just have a dog.
It does take a certain temperament to have a cat,
as they do have certain personalities.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt

Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the
personality and temperament of the artist.
- Hans Hofmann

With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are
the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
- Paul Cezanne

As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament.
Most have very good communication skills and are more
understanding of the umpire's job.
That doesn't mean they are better managers.
It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently.
- Jim Evans

It is the gift of seeing the life around them clearly and vividly,
as something that is exciting in its own right.
It is an innate gift, varying in intensity with the
individual's temperament and environment.
- Bill Brandt

You know, so I was a weird eccentric kid but I did
believe in the power of the word and of the word being made flesh I suppose,
which again I suppose came from my temperament as well as my upbringing.
- Thomas Keneally

With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed,
it's not a question about temperament or ego;
it's a question about getting it right.
If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's
usually because they just don't suffer fools.
- Glenn Close

What is important, then, is not that the critic should
possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect,
but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being
deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects.
- Walter Pater

Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp
which expresses his temperament,
the special conditions in which he is involved,
and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the
social and general causes of the phenomenon.
- Emile Durkheim

Heart and head are the constituent parts of character;
temperament has almost nothing to do with it,
and, therefore, character is dependent upon education,
and is susceptible of being corrected and improved.
- Giacomo Casanova

Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament
to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly.
The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record
of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness
to put aside any political agenda.
- Bennie Thompson

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background.
My father was the son of an Italian immigrant,
and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament.
It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.
- Dominic Chianese

It is, from another angle, an attack on requiring proof in philosophy.
And it's also the case, I guess, that my temperament is to like interesting,
new, bold ideas, and to try and generate them.
- Robert Nozick

I had now arrived at my seventeenth year,
and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet.
I was well endowed with youthful energy,
and was of an extremely sanguine temperament.
- Henry Bessemer

The reason why parents mistreat their children has
less to do with character and temperament than with
the fact that they were mistreated themselves and were
not permitted to defend themselves.
- Alice Miller

I am conservative by temperament.
I disapprove of criminal activity.
I am very solidly and markedly on the side of authority.
The truth is I would rather err on the side of too
much authority than too little.
- James Ellroy

I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament
and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach,
living in anonymity and composing regularly for an
established service and for God.
- Igor Stravinsky

To illustrate what I mean, an apt dancer may be in
thorough unison with the others in that particular group,
and at the same time reveal a difference in dancing temperament,
rhythm or technique; she may phrase,
accentuate or actually interpret differently.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

The history of philosophy is to a great extent that
of a certain clash of human temperaments.
- William James

In or orchestra we have many nationalities,
types, and temperaments.
- Artur Rodzinski

Indian religion has always felt that since the minds,
the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of
men are unlimited in their variety,
a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be
allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.
- Sri Aurobindo

The moment you say, 'Please, give me a reason for this',
then you are being impossible and temperamental.
- Montserrat Caballe

If they're not temperamental, I don't want them.
It's in the nature of a great artist to be that way.
- Sol Hurok

It was an amazing performer.
Very temperamental, it spent a lot of time in its trailer.
- Tilda Swinton

My co-workers expect me to be late and temperamental.
- Eva Gabor

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.
- Ivor Novello

Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent;
there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.
- Gloria Swanson

I have a bad reputation for being temperamental.
- Ted Kotcheff

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

This is our moment, this is our time.
- Bono

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A moment without joy is an eternity of sadness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle


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