Aspiring Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Aspiring Quotes from Nirmalya Kumar, Michel de Montaigne, John Piper, William Godwin, Elaine Welteroth. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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The problem often is that aspiring brands wish to be universally loved. Unfortunately, universal love is neither achievable nor desirable. Instead, great brands are loved by some and hated by others because they actually stand for something.
Nirmalya Kumar
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.
Michel de Montaigne
I have tried to devote my life – with all my husband failures, father failures, pastor failures, friend failures, any other possible failures I’m sure I’ve done them – to the God-centeredness of God and my aspiring, yearning to join Him in that activity. God is passionate about hallowing the name of God.
John Piper
It is one of the oldest maxims of moral prudence: Do not, by aspiring to what is impracticable, lose the opportunity of doing the good you can effect!
William Godwin
As a young aspiring journalist, I felt I was put into a box.
Elaine Welteroth
People ask me for advice. And the best advice I can give aspiring singers is to know in your heart this is your calling and there’s nothing else you’d rather do.
Sara Evans
It is aspiring tyrants who say that ‘civil liberties end when an attack on our safety begins.’ Conversely, leaders who wish to preserve the rule of law find other ways to speak about real terrorist threats, and certainly do not invent them or deliberately make them worse.
Timothy D. Snyder
I am dismayed to realize that much of the advice I used to parcel out to aspiring writers has passed its sell-by date.
Susan Orlean
If you don’t know the right people or have the right connections, you may never be discovered. With ‘Opening Act,’ we are democratizing a notoriously impossible process, pulling back the curtains on a consistently fascinating industry, and affording aspiring artists the chance of a lifetime.
Nigel Lythgoe
Every team goes into every season aspiring for every trophy.
Emma Hayes
I’m on Tinder. I work mostly in gay clubs and I would have really bad relationships because I would meet aspiring models or bartenders or go-go dancers… not always the best choices! So I got on Tinder because one of my friends was on it. It’s amazing. I can get more of what I like. I love it.
Amanda Lepore
What would I advise an aspiring young entrepreneur? Certainly I’d say read the works of great entrepreneurs and investors like Ben Horowitz, Peter Thiel, and many others. But what’s more important is to get real experience at a great startup.
Joe Lonsdale
Like so many women aspiring and working to create the life they desire, Madam Walker lived with a vision that was beyond her time – a vision for the way that things could be, not the way they were.
Richelieu Dennis
I always counsel aspiring novelists that passion is the most important quality for a writer to possess – technique can be taught, but that relentless desire to write has to come from within.
Lisa Kleypas
The profession of film director can and should be such a high and precious one; that no man aspiring to it can disregard any knowledge that will make him a better film director or human being.
Sergei Eisenstein
I’ve lived out many of the dreams I had as a little girl, back when I was riding my pony, mucking stalls, feeding cows, aspiring to finally become a professional jockey and racing in stakes races on a worldwide stage.
Chantal Sutherland
I do think that the elections of 2010 and 2012 are going to determine the trajectory of the country. Either we’re going to be aspiring and improving opportunities based on freedom and responsibility, or we’re going to go down the path that dictates and mandates a dependency on government.
George Allen
Welcome to the decline of America where, in six short decades, we have gone from aspiring to judge a man by the content of his character to aspiring that every reporter look just like politicians they cover.
Will Cain
I’ve worked towards self-development as an aspiring artiste. I’ve been most passionate about dancing and acting, so I have followed it obsessively.
Ishaan Khatter
When I was aspiring to play for India, I’d look at the Ricky Pontings and the Matthew Haydens and think they were very intimidating.
Dinesh Karthik
I’m not an aspiring young actor; I’m a storyteller who made it late in life, and I’m therefore an inspiration to everyone who thinks that, at 23, if you’re not in the Backstreet Boys, then you’re never gonna make it.
Paul Hogan
At Microsoft, we’re aspiring to have a living, learning culture with a growth mindset that allows us to learn from ourselves and our customers. These are the key attributes of the new culture at Microsoft, and I feel great about how it seems to be resonating and how it’s seen as empowering.
Satya Nadella
If you’re an aspiring show maker, and you have the means to sit around for a few months, you should be making funny cartoons and uploading them to the internet.
Pendleton Ward
The chance to interact with big shots is drawing scads of aspiring entrepreneurs to Quora, along with venture capitalists and other Valley players.
Daniel Lyons
Like so many aspiring writers who still have boxes of things they’ve written in their parents’ houses, I filled notebooks with half-finished poems and stories and first paragraphs of novels that never got written.
Ally Carter
Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey continues to advance their cause and to strengthen their community by aspiring to open a Girl’s Center for Philadelphia.
Robert Brady
At the end of the day, there’s only a few major stars in the music business, and then there’s all these people that are aspiring to be that.
John Legend
At any comic book convention in America, you’ll find aspiring cartoonists with dozens of complex plot ideas and armloads of character sketches. Only a small percentage ever move from those ideas and sketches to a finished book.
Gene Luen Yang
‘Dial Star’ is about an aspiring actress who finds the cell phone of AnnaLynne McCord and impersonates her.
AnnaLynne McCord
Literary interviews are inevitably packed with the nuts and bolts of how writers do their work, and there’s very little that aspiring writers do more readily than fling other people’s nuts and bolts into their toolboxes.
Ben Dolnick
Labour was founded to make the lives of working people better and to create more opportunities for everyone. Whether it’s aspiring to work as a nurse in a hospital or setting up and running your own business, Labour should be about ensuring fairness so that everyone has the same chance in life to reach their goals.
Sadiq Khan
The scandal isn’t that refugees want to come to the United States. It’s that Trump is abusing these aspiring Americans and closing our doors to them.
Max Boot
My advice to an aspiring actor would be to never stop learning or working for what you want. Nothing comes easy, ever, if you want something, you have to work for it. By working for it I mean work on your craft, learn from people who have something to teach. It’s just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
James Lafferty
In college, I think I probably positioned myself as an aspiring writer, meaning I dressed sort of extravagantly and adopted all the semi-Byronic affectations, as if I were writing, although I wasn’t actually doing any writing.
Anthony Bourdain
We were just four unknown, aspiring Australian musicians singing happy, uplifting, melodic and inspiring songs, and being true to ourselves.
Judith Durham
I love checking out aspiring bakers’ offerings at local farmers’ markets when the weather is nice.
Christina Tosi
The United States – aspiring India’s favourite country – had to learn the hard way that you ignore the world outside your door at great cost to your own survival.
Barkha Dutt
Gay men are accepted in films, music and politics because people came out and broke the mould and stereotype in those industries. What I am trying to do is break the trend in rugby and sport in general and show any aspiring sportsman, regardless of his age, that the mould has been broken.
Gareth Thomas
I tell aspiring young skaters to dream big, work hard, have fun, and follow their passion. It’s simple to say never give up, but learn from your mistakes to keep growing.
Michelle Kwan
Make sure your desire to do what you’re aspiring to do is deeper than just fame and being a celebrity.
Meagan Good
I am not aspiring to be a senior bureaucrat. It would limit my freedom.
Alexander Lebedev
My teeth are all right, but they are not American teeth, and my hair is not thick and luscious. Los Angeles is dense with beautiful people, and most of the men who are aspiring actors are 5ft 5in, so I tower above them.
Stephen Merchant
Television is a good training ground for aspiring stars. You can experiment and get away, imbibing the positive and viable aspects. Whereas, in cinema, the stakes are high. If something goes wrong, the film falls flat.
R. Madhavan
I think most Americans would agree that we need sensible solutions that fix our immigration system and deal humanely with aspiring citizens currently in our country. At the same time, these solutions must increase the security of our borders.
Linda Sanchez
I’m always amused when people point out that Benjamin’s naivety about the publishing process is just so unbelievable in Starborn #1 since, of course, no aspiring writer in reality could ever be so naive.
Chris Roberson
By highlighting female pioneers in STEM, we can encourage aspiring young women who want to study or work in these fields.
Jacky Rosen
The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don’t do it unless you’re willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps.
Jim Harrison
Being on stage is a seductive lifestyle. My advice to aspiring actors is think twice. People sometimes go into acting for the wrong reasons – as a shortcut to fame and fortune. If these goals are not attained, they feel a bitter disappointment.
Chris Sarandon
Taking place in some Nordic-looking hinterland where all the seasons are out of whack, ‘Game of Thrones’ is the most aggressive example since ‘Battlestar Galactica’ of a genre that’s perceived as adolescent aspiring to be fully adult.
Steve Erickson
The single best piece of advice I give to aspiring writers is to always write about things that they know. I suggest that they write about people and places and events and conflicts they are familiar with. That way their writing will be real and hopefully readers will respond to it. I try to take my own advice.
D. J. MacHale
Growing up in the mid-to-late ’90s in London, you start seeing the explosion of drum’n’bass and then the birth of U.K. garage and grime. I decided to focus a lot of my energies as an aspiring MC. It was a very natural way to express yourself as a kid from a certain kind of neighborhood.
Riz Ahmed
I tell aspiring entrepreneurs all the time: Validate your idea locally. Get some experience under your belt. Prove your idea has legs where you are. Spend some time as a big fish in a small pond. Demonstrate that there’s a there there… there. Where you live.
Marc Randolph
The best way to describe ‘Tough Enough’ is to just call it an opportunity. In my opinion, it’s best opportunity any aspiring wrestler could possibly have.
John Morrison
Big businesses can help by engaging aspiring entrepreneurs and promoting initiatives which support small businesses from within.
Tory Burch
I think that society is aspiring towards racial indifference, but the reality of life is not that. And so when you meet someone, you can see their race – it’s right there on their face – and I feel like it’s interesting.
Jay Chandrasekhar
Usefulness! It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o’ nights, yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at.
Ellen Terry
I would tell any aspiring designer to take the time to experience everything they can to really get a feel for what direction they want to go in. And most importantly, let your passion and your gut lead you.
Prabal Gurung
We as a club should be aspiring to have the best players playing for us. We’ve had that in the past. We’re in for players if the manager wants to be.
Ed Woodward
I grew up in a home where animals were ever-present and often dominated our lives. There were always horses, dogs, and cats, as well as a revolving infirmary of injured wildlife being nursed by my sister the aspiring vet.
Julia Glass
I am the typical British aspiring working class. To be called ‘elite’ by people who have inherited wealth and run hedge funds or worked in the City of London, I don’t criticise them for it, but the idea is frankly laughable. Just ridiculous.
Gavin Esler
Well, to aspiring writers, I would tell them that we live in a wonderful time where you’re able to make your work visible, easily.
Diablo Cody
I used to hang out with a group of aspiring directors before ‘Pizza’ happened. We used to discuss a lot of stories all the time.
Vijay Sethupathi
Anyone aspiring to literary greatness should read ‘New Grub Street’ and weep.
Tina Brown
Nan Gorman was born in Memphis, Tenn., on St. Patrick’s Day. She moved to Hazard in 1929 when her father, James Hagan, a recent medical school graduate and aspiring surgeon, went to work there.
Elaine Chao
I truly believe that diversity is so important, and I hope that I can use my platform to encourage and inspire other aspiring female artists.
Madison Beer
A lot of artists are aspiring to fill an archetype as opposed to being themselves. Even if they can’t quite put their finger on it, fans can tell.
Daniel Caesar
‘Fight Master’ is a proving ground for young, aspiring fighters who want a chance to play on a bigger stage. That’s something it has in common with ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ which has always been like a farm league for the UFC, a place to develop new talent.
Randy Couture
I want all the aspiring models out there to know that it’s definitely not just a pretty face that matters!
Milind Soman
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
Alexander Pope
When I passed 7th standard, govt. of Kerala announced a separate sports school for aspiring young girls. During the selection trials, I stood first in district level as well as state level.
P. T. Usha
My father was an aspiring country singer and songwriter. He just didn’t get that off that ground. I was afraid, very tentative to do anything with music for years. I didn’t tell him I was playing in bands when I was away from home, because it had been such an unpleasant experience and a letdown for him.
Ronnie Dunn
Most aspiring child actors or child stars have a passion for it. But as easy as it is for me to say that I wouldn’t put my kids in it, if I saw that they really, really wanted to do and they had the drive, then I would fully support it. As long as there’s balance at home, then they could do whatever they wanted to do.
Nick Cannon
As someone of Korean descent, I am certain my road was a bit hard. I have to say anyone who’s an aspiring actor has a difficult road regardless of race.
Daniel Dae Kim
By saying that leaders – male or female – have to look or act a certain way to be respected as role models, we are not only hurting those individuals but also reinforcing rigid benchmarks for the next generation of passionate, aspiring leaders, who are watching.
Caroline Ghosn
I see a minimum living wage as a long-term solution, but I’m not sure that’s my favorite. I think society benefits if all the human race is empowered and aspiring to do great things. Giving people the skill sets to do great things will take work.
Andrew Ng