Assume Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Assume Quotes from Bayard Taylor, John Sununu, Paul Hawken, Jade Jones, Ben Sasse. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I cannot assume emotions I do not feel, and must describe Jerusalem as I found it. Since being here, I have read the accounts of several travellers, and in many cases the devotional rhapsodies – the ecstacies of awe and reverence – in which they indulge, strike me as forced and affected.
Bayard Taylor
Politicians are usually the first to forget that if you assume someone else is acting in bad faith, they will do the same to you. Questioning motives poisons the well.
John Sununu
We assume that everything’s becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that’s true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
Paul Hawken
Because I am Olympic champion, everyone assumes I am this perfect athlete who should never lose. Every time I step in the ring, I am expected to win.
Jade Jones
Some of the United States’ enemies now assume, perhaps rightly, that we hate each other so much that we’d sooner collaborate with them than do the difficult work of listening to each other. It doesn’t need to be this way – but national recovery won’t come from Washington. It has to start with you.
Ben Sasse
I’m astounded by people who can listen to music when they write. I can only assume that they have multi-track brains, while mine is decidedly single.
Elizabeth McCracken
Buy your fair-trade coffee beans by all means, but don’t assume fair-trade principles govern the conditions of the men who fetch it to you. You would be mistaken.
Rose George
I swear to formally assume the national executive powers as acting president.
Juan Guaido
If I’ve learned anything, it’s to live in the moment, and the gift that cancer gives you is, you just assume I’m only here today, and I am going to seize that moment and cherish it.
Kathy Giusti
It is funny that people always assume you have a bigger part in a movie than you actually do. I remember a lot of people thought ‘Adventureland’ starred me and Kristen Wiig. But we were like, ‘No, we’re only in the movie for like ten minutes!’
Bill Hader
It’s an interesting thing about being a ‘fem.’ People automatically assume that I’m straight.
Mary Lambert
One must never assume that a character is sympathetic because of either the actor playing them or the fact that they’re a lead. I think that’s a recipe for failure, actually, because if they become unsympathetic, you lose your audience.
Melissa Rosenberg
Let us assume that the ideal were reached; let us imagine a state of international life in which the danger of war no longer exists. Then no one would dare to demand a penny for obviously completely superfluous armaments.
Ludwig Quidde
We often assume that all teachers within a discipline address the same curriculum. This isn’t always the case. We frequently find gaps between goals and what is actually taught, and these gaps can have a lasting impact on a child’s learning.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs
People assume actors are born liars, but I’d argue the actor’s job is to tell the truth. And I’ve realised I’m not a good liar.
Cate Blanchett
It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn’t want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don’t like me and I don’t think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context.
Christopher Darden
We only call at ducks when their rear ends are towards us. If I’m looking at you and you call my name, then I know where the sound came from. But if you had your back to me and I holler and you turn around, you would assume somebody hollered. You want your decoys to represent the sound that you’re making.
Jase Robertson
Everyone assumes we’re always going to have a cocktail and a cigarette in hand. Fans expect us all to be dressed up all the time. They always say to me, ‘You look so young. You don’t seem as tall!’
Christina Hendricks
Too many people who come in as CEO of a poorly performing company assume that none of the incumbent executives are worth retaining. That’s not always the case. Sometimes the talent is there, but it’s not being led well.
Mindy Grossman
Many of us now expect our online activities to be recorded and analyzed, but we assume the physical spaces we inhabit are different. The data broker industry doesn’t see it that way. To them, even the act of walking down the street is a legitimate data set to be captured, catalogued, and exploited.
Kate Crawford
It is a significant gamble to assume that troops in our U.K. Armed Forces would volunteer for a Scottish Defence Force.
Philip Hammond
So the next thing I assume I’ll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules.
Harry Reid
The great western error about the Taliban is to assume homogeneity.
Philip Hammond
People assume when my hair is long that I am a lot cooler than I actually am. I am not opposed to this misconception, by the way, but it is a misconception.
Malcolm Gladwell
To be a mother is a beautiful thing, but to be able to assume the role for a child in need is nothing less than amazing. I believe that any woman who takes on the role of a mother, whether it be naturally or through foster care or adoption, should be held in the highest regard.
Raheem DeVaughn
I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.
Bob Iger
One of the biggest problems women have is they work really hard and put their heads down and assume hard work gets noticed. And hard work for the wrong boss does not get noticed. Hard work for the wrong boss results in one thing – that boss looks terrific, and you get stuck.
Ruth Porat
Everything one reads is nourishment of some sort – good food or junk food – and one assumes it all goes in and has its way with your brain cells.
Lorrie Moore
‘TMZ’ took the illusion of privacy away. Now the paranoid star just assumes someone is always there. Decoy cars and false itineraries are floated to throw ‘TMZ’ off the scent.
Stephen Rodrick
Too often, teachers assume that they are introducing a book or concept to students for the first time. In fact, many units are repeated over the course of a student’s K-12 experience.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs
I don’t believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you’ve changed because now you have money.
Shaquille O’Neal
A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.
Dag Hammarskjold
Because we’ve never encountered a decomposing body, we can only assume they are out to get us. It is no wonder there is a cultural fascination with zombies.
Caitlin Doughty
Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.
Amy Waldman
I assume everyone around me is older because they look more responsible.
Armando Iannucci
I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway.
Queen Latifah
I assume you know what to do with this. That’s why you were hired.
Grant Tinker
When reading fiction, we cannot automatically assume that what we read is fact.
Celeste Ng
Most people assume that once security software is installed, they’re protected. This isn’t the case. It’s critical that companies be proactive in thinking about security on a long-term basis.
Kevin Mitnick
Look at something like boxing. People know that some fights are fixed, but nobody looks at a boxing match and automatically assumes it’s fake.
Shayna Baszler
Assume everything you put on the Internet can and will be seen not only by the person you’re talking about, but your future romantic partners and bosses, too.
Mara Wilson
People assume that they will retire at 60 and die when they are 70. If you can think positive, live a healthy life, listen to your body and follow a regime, then you can live for 100 years, healthy and happy.
Hema Malini
The belief that public health measures are not intended for people like us is widely held by many people like me. Public health, we assume, is for people with less – less education, less-healthy habits, less access to quality health care, less time and money.
Eula Biss
Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable, to assume without evidence from fossil plants that the family or any of the genera was once larger and wide spread? and occupied a continuous area?
Asa Gray
I think a lot of people make a big misstep when they assume what an artist is going to be interested in, so I try to just take that out of the equation and make sure whenever I’m talking to people about their music, I’m getting all my context clues from that – and then we go to work.
Kenny Beats
Any actress will tell you – it’s really hard. If you’re not an A-list Hollywood movie star, if you’re in the middle, there are people who assume you wouldn’t do certain things without even asking you, when actually you probably would. And there are people who always think you are busy doing something else.
Martine McCutcheon
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
Aleister Crowley
France now has a new president and he must be respected. I assume full responsibility for this defeat.
Nicolas Sarkozy
I always assume I look better than I actually do. I’ll feel pretty good about myself when I leave the house, then I’ll see a picture and think, ‘Crap, I had no idea that’s what I was looking like.’
Katherine Heigl
Everyone assumes that novelists are smarter and more interesting. They’re generally smarter and more interesting, but they’re often very short. So it kind of cancels all the smart and interesting stuff out.
Liev Schreiber
The way I approach an election, I assume nothing. I run scared as a jackrabbit.
Bill Nelson
The Popish theory, which assumes that Christ, the Apostles and believers, constituted the Church while our Saviour was on earth, and this organization was designed to be perpetual.
Charles Hodge
A lot of times when people become successful, people don’t really understand what they had to do or the sacrifices they made to do that, or they assume that they had money. This is coming from, like, a kid who was broke and lived with roaches and a single mom in Dorchester.
Clinton Sparks
When a plan or strategy fails, people are tempted to assume it was the wrong vision. Plans and strategies can always be changed and improved. But vision doesn’t change. Visions are simply refined with time.
Andy Stanley
I do work a lot on arguing that things which people assume are always wrong are not necessarily so and, indeed, can often be right.
Meir Soloveichik
I think the Iranians are clearly determined to have a nuclear program. And we have to assume that with a nuclear program they have the capability and the will to create a nuclear weapon.
Colin Powell
We trust something in a grocery store and assume it’s good. We don’t learn about the most precious thing in life-the food we put in our body. Educate yourself!
Paul Prudhomme
I think our culture has gotten so skewed. People assume that because you’re an actor you want to write a book to exploit your celebrity, but my celebrity is only a byproduct of me making movies. I have no intention of being a celebrity.
Jonah Hill
I came from the NFL, so people didn’t like that, or they just try to make assumptions, and I think when you assume, you look stupid.
Baron Corbin
To me, novels are a trip of discovery, and you discover things that you don’t know and you assume that many of your readers don’t know, and you try to bring them to life on the page.
Tom Wolfe
Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
Dean Acheson
People always assume I went to public school, which I didn’t, so that immediately puts me somewhere.
Charlie Brooker
Never again can the Republican Party simply write off entire segments of our society because we assume our principles have limited appeal. They have broad appeal. We need to be larger than that.
Jeb Bush
The United Nations will be at the heart of our international activities. France will assume its full responsibilities at the Security Council by putting its status at the service of peace, respect for human rights and development.
Francois Hollande
Every non-Marxist economic theory that treats human and non-human productive inputs as interchangeable assumes that the dehumanisation of human labour is complete. But if it could ever be completed, the result would be the end of capitalism as a system capable of creating and distributing value.
Yanis Varoufakis
The ‘beach read’ has become such a ubiquitous concept in contemporary literature that we assume it has always been around. In fact, the term only emerged in the 1990s, usually in book trade publications such as ‘Booklist’ and ‘Publisher’s Weekly.’
Michelle Dean
The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it. Most people are so impatient; they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or slow-witted.
Marion Ross
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
Martin Amis
We assume that healthy habits are a good idea, but in and of themselves, they are not the reason we’re going to be active at age 95 or 100. The body works in more complex ways.
Ron Howard
What I have against M.B.A.s is the assumption that you come out of a two-year program probably never having been a manager – at least for full-time younger people M.B.A. programs – and assume you are ready to manage.
Henry Mintzberg
It would be really dangerous for us to assume that Christian hip-hop’s popularity equals racial unity.
Trip Lee
The ‘Raining Gold’ video naturally took on one of the messages behind the song, which is you should never assume anything about someone or a situation just because it looks a certain way on the surface.
Aimee Osbourne
I think a lot of times we don’t pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled.
Amy Adams
I wouldn’t have liked to have gone to boarding school, but for boys it’s different. Boys can thrive at boarding school. I assume they really love it.
Emma Weymouth
I always assume that one day someone will come and try to do better so you always have to go beyond your limits.
Kylian Mbappe
I lost my accent pretty quickly, so everyone assumes I was born and raised in America. But I’m very much still in touch with my Filipino roots. That will never go away.
Nico Santos
I feel like people assume if a character is very different than you, that means it’s difficult to get into their head or into their skin.
Katherine Waterston
There are people that have that confidence, who march into VIP areas. I assume I won’t get in. I don’t say, ‘Do you know who I am?’, but sometimes I’m with someone who says it for you. Then, I pretend to be all, ‘Oh, please don’t shame me!’.
Chris Lowe
All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
Theodore Bikel
Unlike what people assume, it is more challenging when you work with people whom you are comfortable with, because they know what you are coming up with, and hence, they expect you to deliver something new or different.
D. Imman
To assume that someone’s views are invariably influenced or shaped by his or her partner is lazy. It is an intellectual crutch we grope for when we do not have an effective counter to someone’s argument.
Campbell Brown
We often assume that if we are good people we will not suffer the ills of the world.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Fusion power is speculative and experimental. I think it is reckless to assume that the fusion problem will be cracked, but I’m happy to estimate how much power fusion could deliver, if the problems are cracked.
David J. C. MacKay
Recently, I have come to assume that any call to my landline is from a telemarketer or an automated call from Terminex, letting me know that our regularly scheduled pest-extermination service will occur on its regular schedule. So I usually ignore my home phone.
Susan Orlean
As a rule, I try to steer clear of opinions pertaining to your parenting. I assume you’re doing the best you can, and God bless.
Emma McLaughlin
I think a lot of people would probably assume that I had a bad relationship with LSU, and I don’t think that was ever the case.
Tyrann Mathieu
I think movie and television companies are in the business of making money, and if you have a franchise, eventually you’ll want to exploit that franchise and revisit it. So I assume at some point someone will do another story in the ‘Lost’ world.
Carlton Cuse
The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.
E. M. Forster
People assume that science is a very cold sort of profession, whereas writing novels is a warm and fuzzy intuitive thing. But in fact, they are not at all different.
Diana Gabaldon
With any show, when fans come up to you, they assume you’re just like your character.
Kaitlin Olson
No one needs to treat you like a star kid in the industry, but you do get pointed at… people assume you get everything on a silver platter, but that’s not true.
Prateik Babbar
I want to suggest a feeling. It’s ridiculous to assume you can state an opinion. Somebody else can never relate to the lyric in the same way because their whole experience is different. You can only suggest, then people add their own history and experience to the lyrics.
Danielle Dax
I can’t assume that my kid is going to make the best decision all the time.
Jason Bateman
I have way more bravery than common sense, but you always assume things are going to be so difficult, and then when you’re actually faced with them, you prevail. It’s human nature.
Annabelle Wallis
I’ve known Hillary Clinton for a long time. She’s trustworthy. She’s ready from Day One to assume the office of presidency in the United States. She’s qualified and she’s ready as compared to, I think, Donald Trump, who has shown his recklessness, and dangerous statements that he’s made.
Ben Cardin
People who’ve only seen me perform might assume that I’m confident and that being ignored wouldn’t bother me – but it does.
A lot of our assumptions of the world are fairly cynical, fairly negative, and assume the worst. What our reading tastes show – in this rush to fantasy, romance, whatever – is that we actually still want to believe in a world of possibility, in a world of mystery.
Deborah Harkness
I am capable of holding the quote-unquote ‘title’ of leading man. Leading man just means people want to see you and assume that you can hold a film, carry a movie.
Kevin Hart
I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
Victoria Woodhull
Because 9/11 was carried out by 19 foreign-born Arab hijackers, many assume that all terrorists who attack the West are foreigners.
Peter Bergen
Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.
Robert M. Hutchins
You would think that when someone accepts a position with a company, they would assume that their life will be better off because they have that job rather than a different one.
Tom Rath
If you have any kind of sex appeal, people are quick to accuse, abuse, lie, assume, and make up rumors. And that’s not just in entertainment – that’s in life. Period.
Financially, people always assume you’re good when you’re a rapper.
People assume when they come into a church and see a person up there speaking, ‘That person must be a good person.’ My challenge through the years has been believing that: ‘I guess I must be a really good person.’ I struggle with it. It just helps me to keep that confessional posture.
Max Lucado
People assume that somehow fame and wealth will keep mortality at bay.
The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels, yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.
Peter Straub
Secessionists, whether in Scotland, Catalonia, Quebec or anywhere else, invariably assume that a person must either be Scottish or British, Catalan or Spanish, Quebecois or Canadian. What about those who feel they are both?
Michael Ignatieff
Violent predators are not like the rest of us. They kill for fun, for sport, for the sake of it. To compare them to animals is an insult to animals. To expect that we can rehabilitate them assumes a will to change.
Susan Estrich
To me, the contemporary novel suffers from a lack of sense of place – or spirit of place, if you will. It’s not important to most writers, I must assume, or they try to research a given background on sabbatical. Not for me. I write about places I’ve lived long before I ever set pen to paper.
Lawrence Osborne
Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.
H. L. Mencken
I want people to see what I can do. Not see what Steph can do or my dad can do and then assume that’s what I do. I want them to actually watch me play and then decide who they think I am.
Seth Curry
There is no question that chemical weapons attacks are a heinous abuse of humanity and power. But to assume that military strikes are an effective retribution for the crime committed is wrong.
Basmah bint Saud
When you have a new government assume power, everyone, without exception, has to work for the benefit of the common good.
Michel Temer
Just because I have two world records, everyone assumes that means automatically it is two guaranteed gold medals, but it isn’t like that, and anything can happen in a race.
Adam Peaty
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
George Henry Lewes
One is actually the democracy here, you know, people are, people assume that this election means that there is democracy in Pakistan. There is no democracy.
Imran Khan
I like to have one car that I can be certain will go. The thing about classic cars is you can’t always assume they will go.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
I have to assume that everybody interprets a piece of art they’re exposed to as if it’s already perfect in its wholeness, without knowing any backstory.
Damian Loeb
People just assume that if you’re famous, you’re in Hollywood.
Megan Fox
People see the celebrity lifestyle and assume everything is perfect, but we’re just like everyone else.
Caroline Flack
Grant, if we edited Fortran, I assume that you’d put a column thing in there.
Ken Thompson
Those who read the fiction assume that, because I’m also a historian, I know what I’m talking about.
Saul David
If we hope and even assume that the social question will be answered through communism, and not in this or that country but in the world, any thought of centralization must be a monstrosity.
Johann Most
There are good reasons why natural selection has become widely accepted as an explanation of evolutionary development. When applied to mammals and other large animals, it fits perfectly. But we cannot assume that all evolutionary steps arise from selection, particularly when looking at smaller animals.
John Tyler Bonner
People instantly assume you can’t have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. – or America.
Isabel Lucas
People assume that all artists make for terrible business people, but I’m in complete charge of my own career.
Tori Amos
I assume that if people get to know me, they’ll like me. If they don’t, it’s not my problem.
Mira Sorvino
After I turned producer, people asked me, ‘Why are you taking up production? You are still so young and doing well.’ Just because an actress decides to make movies, do people assume that her career is not going well?
Anushka Sharma
You can never squash something and assume it’s not going to come back in some fashion. It’s going to bubble up until it explodes. Society evolves to find a better way.
Barry Levinson
You have to assume that everything you do is public knowledge. Everything. Because now everyone is a reporter. Everyone is a photographer.
Derek Jeter
If my daughter’s going to go out in the winter with summer clothes, I’m gonna question it. And at some point, I assume, if the conversation goes on long enough, if I can convince her, she will put on some warm clothes. And I think that sort of exchange is pretty valid.
Susanne Bier
I read a lot fewer thrillers than I think people assume I do.
Chelsea Cain
People assume that a self-portrait is narcissistic and you’re trying to reveal something about yourself: fantasies or autobiographical information. In fact, none of my work is about me or my private life.
Cindy Sherman
Sometimes I feel like if two parents were given $100, and a child-free person was given $100, everyone would assume that the parents would invest their money wisely because they’re smart. And people like me would just go buy candy.
Jen Kirkman
We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don’t believe in Americans, who will?
Mitch Daniels
I wasn’t picked for any of the sports teams at school because I was half the size of everyone else, but now everyone assumes I must have been some sort of rugby player.
Will Poulter
In our country, being from immigrant parents, growing up black in the South, coming out at 16 years old, being a teen parent… you would assume that my life would amount to nothing. And here I stand today. So, if I can do it… you can, too!
Karamo Brown
We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons.
Mordechai Vanunu
People always say when they meet me that I’m not what they expect. I assume they think I’m this super dark and depressing guy, but I like to channel all of those emotions into my work.
The Weeknd
When you come to Denmark, you have the chance to live in a free, peaceful country with access to free education, free medical aid and the opportunity to work. To benefit from that requires responsibility. If you don’t assume that responsibility, it is a breach in trust.
Mette Frederiksen
We always assume that what we do is the way it should be done – that’s not always the case.
Oliver Luck
I assume the body language no matter what in doing voiceover. There is a transformative aspect.
Jennifer Hale
If we are to assume that North Korea becomes a nuclear-power state, of course the danger of having an all-out nuclear war, that possibility is very slim.
Lee Myung-bak
You can’t assume anything in politics. That’s why every Saturday I walk around my district. I talk to the longshoremen in Charlestown. I listen to the people in East Boston and their concern on the airport noise. I walk down to the Star Market in Porter Square, and people tell me about meat prices.
Thomas P. O’Neill
We tend to assume that data is either private or public, either owned by one person or shared by many. In fact there’s more to it than that, above and beyond the upsetting reality that private data is now anything but.
Nick Harkaway
I think you just assume that your memory is just sort of a video playback of your experience, but it’s nothing like that at all. It’s a complete refabrication of an event and a lot of it is made up, because you’re filling in spaces.
Charlie Kaufman
People assume that acting is an easy job. When you actually do it, you know how hard that is.
Disha Patani
In life, if you have an enthusiasm for what they call ‘good manners,’ sometimes people don’t quite believe you. I’ve had that once or twice before, where they assume you can’t be for real.
Bill Nighy
The most glaring aspect of white privilege is that when someone is described neutrally – without indicating color or ethnicity – more often than not, people will assume that the person is white. That assumption indicates an uncomfortable truth: in our society, whiteness determines humanity.
Luvvie Ajayi
The Brits are escorting their ships, and we will escort our ships, and I assume other countries will escort their ships.
Mark Esper
Too often, tributes to the home-cooked meal assume every family has a schedule that gets everyone home by 5:30 P.M. And too many recipes treat cooking as a solitary pursuit that requires the cook – still most often Mom – to take time away from other family interactions and chores.
Stephanie Coontz
If you assume that it was a valid experiment, then its disintegration reveals a very substantial part of what has been found since then, including the fact that you can get heat generation at high temperature.
Martin Fleischmann
Pet foods come in a variety of flavors because that’s what humans like, and we assume our pets like what we like. We’re wrong.
Mary Roach
I never walk into a room and assume everyone knows who Raheem DeVaughn is.
Raheem DeVaughn
My naivety is to assume people will think there’s compassion and solidarity in wanting to play someone even though we are not them.
Robert Lepage
Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.
Victor Kiam
We should assume that the end product can be switched off by any consumer who is offended or frightened by it.
Richard King
Americans assume all British people have at least one servant.
Martin Freeman
Most psychiatrists assume that mental illnesses such as depression are caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, which can be treated by drugs. But most psychotherapy doesn’t address the social causation of mental illness either.
Mark Fisher
I don’t mind being called Maddy at all, but I mind the closeness that you assume you get by calling me by my pet name. So merely by calling me Maddy, I don’t give you the authority to come and put your hand around my shoulder.
R. Madhavan
There will always be jealous people and haters: people who assume that if they were in your shoes, they could do what you’re doing. That’s just the world we live in.
Lance Stroll
I always say ‘thriller;’ if they see you’re a woman – and you’re a blond woman – people assume you’re writing about cats and romances where somebody has died.
Karin Slaughter
Indonesia is a very huge country, geographically and in number of people, and there is still a lot of growth in the income level; It is very easy to assume there is a lot of demand for travel.
Edwin Soeryadjaya
It’s a very young mistake to assume that life is very serious. I get the joke now.
Claire Danes
I realize that as the quarterback, you have to assume some sort of leadership role because you have to talk in the huddle on every play, and you’re essentially giving out orders to the team. But in my mind, I have to prove myself on the field before I can start asserting a leadership role.
Andrew Luck
It’s a phobia I have. I never assume I’m going to be able to write another album after I finish one.
Bruce Cockburn
If you put too much pressure on the Palestinian Authority, it will collapse – it will disappear – and Israel will have to formally re-occupy the West Bank and assume responsibility for the Palestinians there. The United States doesn’t want that. Israel doesn’t really want that.
Ian Lustick
Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts.
Ron Paul
You need to recognize that the copyright date on a book reflects when it came out, not when it was written – assume that the information in the book is at least a year older than the copyright date, and possibly two.
Jamais Cascio
I love colors, but I also love rich sounds. And I feel like when it comes to colored ukuleles, people assume they’re cheap or that they’ll have a tinny sound. And I feel like it would be really beautiful to have a rich color but also to have a rich sound.
Grace VanderWaal
I don’t assume, because I can write screenplays, that I know how to write a novel. It’s a very different world. There’s a craft involved in storytelling, and it’s a different kind of craft. But yes, someday I will do that. It just might be awhile.
Melissa Rosenberg
Mass migration and the refugee crisis is one of the biggest problems facing the world. In this country we assume that everyone just wants to come to the U.K. – but it’s an issue in Germany, Greece, Sweden, all across the E.U. Why should we be the first to turn our backs on the problem?
John Barnes
I assume I must have a pension, but I don’t know for sure. I have heard of ISAs, but I can’t tell you if I have any.
Ian Gillan
The fact is that in this day and age I don’t think any novelist can assume that a book will get attention.
Curtis Sittenfeld
If you’re winning bike races ahead of guys who’re older than you then they’re going to get upset. When some young guy appears from nowhere, some people who are slower assume they ride dangerously.
Mark Cavendish
An inevitable question asked of a performer who has made a modest success of his career is, ‘How has success changed you?’ It’s a loaded question because it automatically assumes that there has been a change. And, in a sense, the assumption is a correct one. Basically, however, most people remain pretty much the same.
Jim Nabors
We can’t assign beliefs to people who don’t have a voice to express them. And we can’t assume what someone thinks.
Taylor Sheridan
You know, we’re very private, and I think that we really separate and try to keep our privacy to ourselves. There’s things that people assume a lot of times, and we understand that people are interested, but we really try to keep our family life private as much as we can.
Tim McGraw
People always assume I don’t need to work for money, but my divorce settlement was not as much as it’s always reported to be.
Daphne Guinness
The British, I have discovered, assume that Americans are more religious than they are.
Stanley Hauerwas
Most people assume that my style is so outlandish and out there, but the reality is I like very classic pieces just rendered unusually.
Leandra Medine
It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.
Jon Krakauer
As long as artists arbitrarily assume the right to decide what is or is not art, it is logical that the public will just as arbitrarily feel that they have the right to reject it.
Leon Krier
I’m not a down-in-the-dumps person. I think some people assume that I am because of the music I write.
Sharon Van Etten
I believe education is much more important than we assume.
Daniel Barenboim
It’s important that I know what I’m doing before I assume responsibility over something as significant as the actors’ guild.
Coco Martin
I’m sure there is a group of people that assume Nine Inch Nails is just noise and chaos – or whatever it might be dismissed as, and sometimes is.
Trent Reznor
We all have to let go of the Prince Charming complex and realize he doesn’t necessarily exist in the package we assume he’ll come in.
Gabrielle Union
Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
Dean Acheson
If you’re a Supreme Court justice, the American people have elevated you to one of the highest offices in the land out of the goodness of their heart and out of deference to your legal wisdom. You get a lifetime appointment, limitless prestige, a great office, and what I have to assume is a very comfortable chair.
Donna Brazile
Whenever we find, in two forms of life that are unrelated to each other, a similarity of form or of behaviour patterns which relates to more than a few minor details, we assume it to be caused by parallel adaptation to the same life-preserving function.
Konrad Lorenz
People assume a lot about me. Some people come up and think I’m hard. I’m actually very, very shy. I’m bubbly in the right circumstances. But I’m a big introvert.
Amber Liu
You have a specific, defined audience-at MTV, they assume the audience to the news is 15 to 30 years old and they do a lot of research about the things they’re interested in.
Tabitha Soren
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
Sydney J. Harris
I assume that people react to things as I would react. For example, if you are nice to people, they should be nice to you.
Mahathir Mohamad
This assumes an upward revision of the European Budget, which is precisely what Jacques Chirac refuses to do. On the contrary, he has demanded a reduction.
Laurent Fabius
It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the ‘fronts’ people assume before one another’s eyes, and the ‘front’ a writer puts on the face of reality.
Francoise Sagan
Iraq assumes responsibility for its own future… They have got to step up.
Jeff Sessions
People look at your CV and assume you jump from job to job to job. They don’t see the months in between where you’re waiting for the phone to ring, or you’re waiting to hear about things.
Chloe Pirrie
Most religions assume that you find purpose through some agent that sits above or outside the world and imbues it with purpose.
Matthew Stewart
I think people always assume that every team has great intangibles, and that’s not necessarily right.
Nick Saban
Don’t assume that the answers are out there in the form of somebody else already doing something. Sometimes they are. But you have to think beyond that.
Abigail Johnson
You can never assume that something is going to do well.
Robert Lopez
While President Obama assumes that at their core the Republican leadership team is just trying to do what’s best for America, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner assume that the president is cynically trying to secure his own reelection, power, and legacy.
Krystal Ball
Nobody thinks mystery writers go around killing people, but they always seem to assume singers are singing about themselves, especially if you write melancholy songs like me.
Del Shannon
As I assume my responsibilities as your representative, I wish to assure you of my loyalty and devotions, as well of my determination to serve you and the people of Canada to the utmost of my abilities.
Romeo LeBlanc
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.
Henry David Thoreau
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
Alan Bennett
When you do acoustic shows, there’s always a more intimate vibe. I go into them with lowered expectations and assume that people don’t want to hear me.
You always assume for some strange reason that you need three meals a day.
Wole Soyinka
I still assume that, any day, I’m going to be exposed as a fraud. That, like I once heard Gene Hackman say, the acting police are going to burst in and take away my card.
Chris Pine
Given that many girls are indoctrinated to believe that they should be feminine and modest about their abilities, as well as brought up to assume that girls are not innately gifted at science or math, it is not surprising that so few can see themselves as successful computer scientists.
Eileen Pollack
People automatically assume that because you’re an actor, you’re a blank canvas 24/7. But I can’t wear what everyone else wears. If I went to an audition, I’d wear what the character would wear, but the moment I’m done with the audition or done filming, I go back into my high-waisteds.
Kat Graham
Although we often assume that feelings inspire actions, in fact, actions also inspire feelings. By pushing myself to act happier, I make myself feel happier.
Gretchen Rubin
I assume that the proper study of interaction is not the individual and his psychology, but rather the syntactical relations among the acts of different persons mutually present to another.
Erving Goffman
Most economists, when modeling market behavior, tend to sweep major fluctuations under the rug and assume they are anomalies. What I have found is that major rises and falls in prices are actually inevitable.
Benoit Mandelbrot
Don’t assume that because everyone believes a thing, that it is right or wrong. Reason things out for yourself. Work to get answers on your own. Understand why you believe things.
Ron Paul’s crazy talk about the Federal Reserve makes more sense these days. Right now, every – all this debt issued by the United States people assume the Chinese are buying, no they don’t want any more American debt. Ron Paul has a point there.
Mark Steyn
I feel like too many horror writers and filmmakers sort of just assume that the default is, ‘The horror movie must be all atmosphere first and everything else second.’
Paul G. Tremblay
I used to assume no one would care, but I do think now I’ve written songs that are useful to people having dark hours.
John Darnielle
The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation.
Phillip E. Johnson
If I get the idea, and I get some clarity on how I feel about that idea, then I can safely assume I’ll find the right words. I do have that confidence.
Philip Schultz
Clowning is a trick to get love close. I can hug 99 percent of people in the first second of contact if I’m in my clown character. The clown assumes your humanity. It assumes that, whatever trauma you’ve had, you can still love yourself.
Patch Adams
Sashi will assume the general counsel responsibilities formerly held by Paul Vance, who is leaving the franchise after 18 years of service.
Shahid Khan
Because theatre is a story-telling art form, we feel entitled to assume that the playwright got there before we got there.
Tom Stoppard
What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us.
Marcel Proust
I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.
James Madison
We assume, to begin with, that the individual is at least as complex in his internal structure as the language is which he speaks – otherwise, how could he speak a language which is complex?
Kenneth L. Pike
When you’ve been in the tabloids as a drunken ‘It-boy’, people automatically assume you’re thick.
Nick Moran
I think people assume I only do light things because of the movies that are like ‘Hairspray’ and ‘John Tucker Must Die.’ But I think it’s all just based on material that I really like and that speaks to me.
Brittany Snow
I don’t know if people feel this way, but I think by nature that when you start off as a young pop singer, they assume that you’re a bit pampered, prissy, and precious, or that you live in a bubble and not in the real world. For me that’s not the case.
Debbie Gibson
I really don’t mind what people assume about me. I really think that my brain is my private thing. I don’t need the approval of people. I don’t need people to think I’m intelligent. And I’m not that intelligent.
Alice Eve
Trump divides his time between working some kind of ‘King Ralph’ angle, and claiming that he’s going to make the U.S. great again by using his business experience. We can only assume that means repeatedly declaring it bankrupt, then changing its name so he can just shake off all the debt.
Frankie Boyle
If you look like a million bucks, people might assume you come from a million bucks.
People assume that because you are on TV you must be a millionaire, but unfortunately it doesn’t work like that.
Simon Bird
I’ve always assumed that my parents and my in-laws would live with me when I get older and have children. I just assume it will happen and that it’s the right way to do things. It’s a deeply Indian custom – that you kind of inherit your parents and your spouse’s parents and you take care of them eventually.
Mindy Kaling
Let’s assume for the moment that the logic behind Presidents Day is actually sound for certain presidents. Why not have a separate holiday for Lincoln and one for Washington – as we used to do, before we became so concerned with the ‘Every President Gets a Trophy’ ethos?
Ben Shapiro
People are always going to assume I got my roles because of my father. There’s not much I can do about that. He and I talk about the business sometimes, but he’s my dad.
Spencer Grammer
It’s now up to the full Senate to move swiftly to confirm John Roberts so he can assume his duties and responsibilities as chief justice when the Supreme Court begins its new term in a matter of weeks. We call on the Senate to confirm John Roberts without delay.
Jay Alan Sekulow
When I’m on that stage, I assume honor. I assume compensation, and I should.
Nina Simone
I’ve been called funny. I assume my wife thinks I’m funny. But generally, if you bumped into me and said hello, I would say hello back, politely. And that would be it.
Robert Webb
A lot of people assume that women of a certain age who are not unattractive have no excuse for not having a perfect life. But you can have emotional baggage that is dragging you down like cement blocks tied to your feet.
Olivia Wilde
I feel like I am campaigning door to door. You just can’t step out of a band like Brooks & Dunn and assume that it is just going to be business as usual. You have to work it. It does feel like a campaign where you would have Obama, Romney, or Newt beating the bushes right now. That’s what I’m having to do.
Ronnie Dunn
If I can’t get hold of someone I love, I’ll assume they’re being tied to a radiator by al-Qaeda rather than their battery’s run out. I’m quite a worrier.
Timothy Spall
If we could honestly promise young couples that we knew how to give them offspring with superior character, why should we assume they would decline? Common sense tells us that if scientists find ways to greatly improve human capabilities, there will no stopping the public from happily seizing them.
James D. Watson
I think people assume that because I talk the way that I talk that I grew up with money, and then I’ve had to say, ‘No, I grew up poor.’ And then I was like, ‘Why do I have to play this game where the only black experience that’s authentic is the one where you grew up in poverty?’ I mean, it’s ridiculous.
Aisha Tyler
A bad guy always assumes he’s going to win, whereas the good guy has to struggle with, what if I lose?, and the audience wants to struggle with him.
David Gallagher
I never assume anyone will see or like things I do, honestly!
Josh Gondelman
Many people assume the diseases that kill us are pre-programmed into our genes. High blood pressure by 55, heart attacks at 60, maybe cancer at 70, and so on… But for most of the leading causes of death, our genes usually account for only 10-20 per cent of risk.
Michael Greger
I was terrified of being on camera. I was worried that whatever I would say, people would assume I’m speaking for every Muslim, every Pakistani, or every Middle Eastern person. That’s a lot of pressure. But it also got me excited about what could be done, because I am a representative for people who are underrepresented.
Tan France
Taking privacy cues from the federal government is – to say the least – ironic, considering today’s Orwellian level of surveillance. At virtually any given time outside of one’s own home, an American citizen can reasonably assume his movements and actions are being monitored by something, by somebody, somewhere.
Bob Barr
Personally, I don’t see old economics and behavioural economics as opposed. It is useful to assume people are rational as a good approximation to their long term behaviour, but it would be unwise not to think how in practice their behaviour may deviate from that simplifying assumption.
Evan Davis
The definition of an extreme authoritarian is one who is willing blindly to assume that government accusations are true without any evidence presented or opportunity to contest those accusations.
Glenn Greenwald
I assume that the worst will happen. So I’m never optimistic.
Ben Feldman
Parents shouldn’t assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly. Kids don’t. We do.
Maurice Sendak
I’m happy to work when I’ve worked, and you’ve got to take the hard times with the good times. But there are times where I’m not as financially set as one might assume. So you have concerns about, ‘Wow, I have this level of notoriety and… I better get a job.’
David Eigenberg
I just always assume no one is listening.
Elvis Duran
The planning fallacy is that you make a plan, which is usually a best-case scenario. Then you assume that the outcome will follow your plan, even when you should know better.
Daniel Kahneman
I think we have to assume we have one life. Though, having said that, I did write a song called ‘You Only Live Twice.’ I’ll settle for that.
Leslie Bricusse
When I say that I went to grad school in Iowa City, people often assume that I went to the famed writers’ workshop MFA program at the University of Iowa. I didn’t. I got a master’s in journalism.
Chelsea Cain
I hadn’t performed by myself in a while. It feels very natural to me, and I assume people come for the very same reasons as they do when I’m with the band: to be moved, for something to happen to them.
Bruce Springsteen
I want to help people understand how to study the Scriptures with other people, to give them an overview of Scripture and assume that by understanding the Scriptures better, the Holy Spirit will bring to mind the right stories, the right teachings.
Francis Chan
If the hard Brexit happens, I would assume that London wouldn’t be the centre of the tech world in Europe.
Taavet Hinrikus
TV is all about learning to write in someone else’s voice, so if you do it long enough without selling your own project, they assume you don’t have your own voice; you’re just a good mimic.
Noah Hawley
People assume I’m a boiler ready to explode, but I actually have very low blood pressure, which is shocking to people.
Donald Trump
There’s no California tan about me. People assume I can’t tan, but I actually can. I went on a trip to Hawaii when I was younger and came back so tan that people were like, ‘What happened?’ It’s just not something I actively do. I want to embrace my ivory.
Lily Collins
I live in a total bubble where I assume everyone is super-liberal and democratic.
Devendra Banhart
You’ve got to build a relationship. You can’t just deal with people when it’s business. If it is, then you always have to assume that they have an angle when they come at you.
Markwayne Mullin
Once imbued with the idea of a mission, a great nation easily assumes that it has the means as well as the duty to do God’s work.
J. William Fulbright
A conservative vision to tech issues assumes the imperfection of mankind and a preference for markets – not politics – to drive outcomes.
Marsha Blackburn
A lot of people are scared of experimentation because they think you have to be scientists, or they’re also scared of it because it means that you have to admit that you don’t know the answer. A lot of people like to assume they know the solution to a problem when they don’t.
Stephen J. Dubner
Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family’s financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care.
Augustus Y. Napier
I believe you have to start with yourself, think about your bad habits and prejudices, not only in your profession but generally in life. Why do I assume that a doctor is a man? Something is indoctrinated from very early on.
Max Martin
I assume the risk of allowing my fiction to enter other people’s true stories. And to be fair, I let other people’s stories trespass the truth of mine.
John Edgar Wideman
I think when people see photos of you out and about in your personal life, they assume that you’ve asked for it or that you want that attention, but I don’t think anyone in their right mind asks for that kind of thing.
Liam Hemsworth
When you’re getting to do what you want to do, you just assume you’re going to hit a point where someone is like, ‘No, you can’t do that.’ Strangely, that never happened.
Jon Watts
Don’t assume I have everything figured out… I get as confused about life as everybody, and sometimes I think I’m just hurtling through the world without a plan at all.
Leslie Mann
Why does everyone always assume the quarterback is the leader?
Martellus Bennett
I’m not a doctor, but I would assume that anything that you’re doing that’s harming you, and you can’t stop doing it, is a sign of mental illness.
Beth Hart
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Marcus Aurelius
A lot of times you see really good-looking guys on TV and you sort of assume that maybe there’s some sort of vacuity behind them.
Misha Collins
Going to any place that you view as more politically oppressed than your own country, there’s a weird tendency to assume that the whole existence is determined minute by minute by the political reality, but of course, that’s not the case for any of us.
John Jeremiah Sullivan
It’s incorrect to assume you can be a fashion editor because you blog, if you don’t have experience to look at fashion in a professional way.
Andre Leon Talley
There’s a sense of being under siege in many Muslim communities. People just assume there are agents or informants in their mosque now. It’s a fact of life.
Ibrahim Hooper
I don’t think you need to get married necessarily. Girls just assume they will get married and have babies, but that isn’t the right thing for everyone.
Rachel Riley
We must all assume out responsibilities to take the country forward.
Lucas Papademos
A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code.
Bill Gates
People assume that because I’m a girl and my blog is hot pink that my readership is 90% women, but it’s not. It’s probably only about 65%. When I do tours, it’s pretty much the same thing: it’s about one-third guys.
Jenny Lawson
The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb.
Robert Casey
I’m as flawed as the next person. But maybe I inspire women because I’m an example that you should never assume that where you are in life or what you’re doing is going to remain exactly as it is forever.
Ree Drummond
Success is a scary concept because it assumes something kind of final. In the grand scheme of life, I don’t think there is some ultimate success.
Sophia Amoruso
I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
Henry J. Kaiser
People put on certain clothes for certain reasons, I assume, when their closet is filled with clothes.
Tim Gunn
The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society – more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
People assume that we have certain rights based on property that may be different now in a digital world.
Suzan DelBene
Because my early music was heavily produced, people assume my voice was also heavily produced.
Tiffany Darwish
The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious.
Lester Bangs
I became a larger than life figure for one reason only. When you’re quoted in the ‘Wall Street Journal’, the ‘New York Times’, constantly as the expert in the business people assume you’re a lot bigger than you are. And then I had to run like hell to catch up with my own image.
Barbara Corcoran
I learned a long time ago that advice is a quick trip to nowhere. It’s the commitment that only you can make in yourself, the responsibility to assume control of yourself.
Jim Brown
Around the courthouse when defense lawyers are chatting about their cases, the only question they ask each other is can you put your guy on the stand? Those conversations always assume the defendant is guilty. The question is just about the degree of difficulty in presenting a defense.
Lawrence O’Donnell
President-elect Donald Trump has a host of national security challenges to deal with as he assumes office, from the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan to the grinding Syrian civil war to the flexing of Russian muscles under President Vladimir Putin to how to deal with ISIS as the terrorist army retreats in Iraq.
Peter Bergen
To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent.
Unless there is one master gene for yield, which I’m guessing there is not, engineering for yield will be very complex. It may happen eventually, but through the coming decades, we must assume that gene engineering will not be the answer to the world’s food problems.
Norman Borlaug
World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century.
Neil Sheehan
To improve humanity’s chances of survival, it is critical that Canada assume a leadership role, first ramping up our own ambition and then pushing for more ambition overall in global negotiations.
Elizabeth May
I understand that one of the purposes of bipartisanship is to cram something difficult and necessary down the American people’s gullets for which neither party has the fortitude to assume full responsibility. It’s a way of turning a possible gangplank into a teeter-totter.
James Wolcott
When an introvert is quiet, don’t assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient.
Laurie Helgoe
People assume that, as an NBA athlete, you can get access to any kind of sneaker you want, when in reality, it’s hard to get the exclusive releases or shoes from the past and feel confident they’re authentic.
Kyle Kuzma
People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.
Anthony de Mello
Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.
Ann Beattie
It seems like whenever you write about Muslims, people assume that you’re writing about the Quran, you are writing about the Prophet Muhammad. There’s no sense that Muslims are capable of individualism, that they’re capable of making mistakes that are somehow not connected to Islam.
G. Willow Wilson
Many women assume they can’t be good mothers and have challenging careers at the same time, so they might give up trying to do both as they get to a crucial point in their career. Although it can be hard at times, it’s important for women to recognize the benefits of working outside the home.
Susan Wojcicki
I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government, quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred.
Jeane Kirkpatrick
I wasn’t always confident; it took me awhile to kind of assume my role in fashion and feel attractive and be able to walk into a room.
Andreja Pejic
I guess people assume I have some sort of totally magical life, but I’m a working musician, fortunately. I’ve worked on my craft, and I’m very fortunate I’ve been able to survive in a very competitive industry and enjoy my success. It’s not easy.
Debbie Harry
If a show is a critical success but a ratings flop, I assume that people are just championing the show because it looks cool to root for an underdog.
Emily V. Gordon
Our concept of One Boeing assumes an integrated business mix of deep commercial and military expertise applied across the global marketplace.
Dennis Muilenburg
What I see is that the Democratic Party takes working class communities for granted, they take people of color for granted, and they just assume that we’re going to turn out no matter how bland or half-stepping these proposals are.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
It is always incorrect to assume you can know what someone’s moral convictions are based on their philosophical theories.
Stanley Fish
Polls can change; people’s opinions can change. Voting intentions can change, and I think it would be a silly leader, a silly political party, that would assume that we have it sewn up.
Nicola Sturgeon
Campaigning and governing are two very different activities, and there is no reason to assume that how Trump conducted the former will dictate how he approaches the latter.
Richard N. Haass
Parents shouldn’t assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly.
Maurice Sendak
You sort of assume that everyone knows how television works, but they don’t actually, why should they?
Emily Maitlis
I can see how people would just assume I am a no-nonsense kind of girl, you know? But the truth is, it’s not who I am. But when I need to be, I can be tough.
Lindsay Shookus
Because I’m shy and a bit quiet, I think people assume I’m an elegant person.
Irwin Thomas
The United States has never prioritized or failed to pay any obligation when due during a debt limit impasse. Despite the institutional risks and the lack of clear legal authority, we assume that Treasury will attempt to prioritize payments in a last-ditch effort to avoid default.
Jerome Powell
Every time I go and shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving. So I say, ‘I’m gonna go shave, too.’
Mitch Hedberg
Liberal Christianity, of course, has enemies, but they are everyone’s enemies – sexism, racism, homophobia. But liberal versions of Christianity, which can be both theologically and politically conservative, assume that what it means to be Christian qua Christian is to have no enemies peculiar to being Christian.
Stanley Hauerwas
Everyone assumes it is just ‘Wendy who works at Tesco’ who goes to audition for ‘X Factor,’ and then their lives are changed, wham, like that. Me, I am someone who has tried for years in the music industry.
Fleur East
It would be easy to assume that the open letter is a symptom of the Internet age. Such is not the case. In 1774, Benjamin Franklin wrote an open letter to the prime minister of Great Britain, Lord North – a satirical call for the imposition of martial law in the colonies.
Roxane Gay
I imagine I appear very outgoing, and I do enjoy people and parties and being involved in life. I am also a very private person, and I value my quiet time. I think people assume I am just a party animal, and in truth, I need to recharge my battery just like everyone else.
Ron Ben-Israel
As a number of people have stressed over the years, I think it would be premature to assume science itself will explain everything.
Simon Conway Morris
Thirdly, even if we assume that the world is governed by purpose, we need only add that this purpose – or, if there are several, at least one of them – is not especially intent on preventing suffering, whether it is indifferent to suffering or actually rejoices in it.
Walter Kaufmann
If an adult uses violence on a child, the child will naturally assume that he too, has the right to use it on one smaller or weaker.
Dora Russell
A responsible choice is a choice that creates consequences that you are willing to assume responsibility for.
Gary Zukav
People may assume ‘The Act of Killing’ is a historical documentary about what happened in 1965. But our purpose was to expose a present-day regime of fear for what it is.
Joshua Oppenheimer
A typical practice consists of practicing every event for about an hour. A lot of people assume I have private coaching, but I work out with 13 other girls at the gym!
Shawn Johnson
I think audiences sometimes mistakenly assume a quality performance comes from some great emotional disturbance rather than really intense concentration. Concentration and flow is what it’s all about.
Rivers Cuomo
The kind of films I do, people assume that I am not a fashionable person, but I am an urban girl, and I have always been fashionable.
Bhumi Pednekar
When it comes to personnel issues, I act professionally and respectful of former employees. I just assume that’s a two-way street. It’s disappointing when it’s not.
Michele Bachmann
I really don’t want to guess or assume. I just leave it all to the man upstairs and the future. I’m just excited to see what comes next, and I’m gonna be ready for it.
Darci Lynne Farmer
Don’t assume that opportunity will come to you. Put yourself forward when there is an opportunity.
Adena Friedman
Conversely, conservatives assume that humans are fundamentally lazy and prone to immorality. In this view, the entitlement system coddles and rewards laziness. This cynicism spills over into their view of government and government ‘bureaucrats.’ It also spills over into their political tactics.
Krystal Ball
Honestly, I just assume that whatever is going to happen to me is going to happen. There it goes: someone is there, someone isn’t there. This girl is here. This food is here. I think the clever people are the ones who do a little as possible.
Kevin Ayers
If you assume away most or all of the questions or difficulties, you can persuade yourself of just about anything.
Richard N. Haass
I was a real loner in high school, even though people assume I was the head cheerleader.
Kate Bosworth
I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.
Abraham Lincoln
People assume I’m out there having this great life, but money doesn’t erase the pain. When you’re young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there.
Jennifer Lopez
When people assume that you’re one way and you’re not that way at all, it’s hard.
Carmen Electra
This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.
Fernand Leger
People tend to assume that I come from a long line of castle-dwelling gentry and am made of money.
Jasmine Guinness
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
Thomas Jefferson
I wanted to be able to write in the voice that I talk to my friends and assume that everybody would know what I was talking about.
Ernest Cline
Isn’t it blatantly racist to assume blacks can’t pass a simple civics exam in the same rates as others?
Tom Tancredo
You don’t automatically assume everyone will fall for a period drama.
Jessica Brown Findlay
When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays, everybody assumes that’s the end. Here’s another who’s never going to write well again.
Richard Russo
I don’t know what it is about me and this cop thing, but I get a lot of cop offers. Everyone always assumes that I’m someone on the force, but as long as they are paying me, I will play a cop until the day I die.
Reginald VelJohnson
I’m not funny. People assume that because my books are funny, I’ll be funny in real life. It’s the inevitable disappointment of meeting me.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Everyone assumes I’ve become this nice person overnight since joining the ‘X Factor,’ and before that, I was an aggressive, violent chav that just goes around attacking people and swearing every five minutes. It’s just brought to the fore certain qualities that were always there.
We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They’ve heard it on the radio. They’ve seen it on the Internet. They’ve seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different.
Bob Schieffer
Some people, you have to grit your teeth in order to stay in the same room as them, but you get on and ask the questions you assume most of the people watching want to ask.
Morley Safer
The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
William Bennett
Assume the best intent in others around you. You will often be right, and even when you’re not, people can rise to your view of them. Not always, but enough that I believe it’s worth it.
Sallie Krawcheck
People rely on Wikipedia, and a lot of it is wrong. But because there it is on the Internet, they assume it’s right. Rumor gets printed as fact. We may have lost our critical facility as a nation.
Ben Mezrich
You can’t skip a step and assume you’re going to get to where you want to be.
Bret Bielema
America tends to assume Silicon Valley-style innovators can drive quick and transformative changes, but even Silicon Valley’s would-be masters of the universe have discovered that energy transitions are subject to time spans and technical constraints that defy their reach.
Vaclav Smil
You have to assume once you go online, anything you put there can be made public. Yet while you’re online, you feel like it’s a private, sacred space. But you’re really broadcasting to the world.
Alex Gibney
Liberals seem to assume that, if you don’t believe in their particular political solutions, then you don’t really care about the people that they claim to want to help.
Thomas Sowell
However novel it may appear, I shall venture the assertion, that, until women assume the place in society which good sense and good feeling alike assign to them, human improvement must advance but feebly.
Frances Wright
People assume that ‘The Expendables’ is old school, but it’s only old school because that’s the way I know how to make an action film. It’s pretty real.
Sylvester Stallone
People assume because I have a very thick skin that I don’t have feelings. I don’t, for the most part. But occasionally, I’m capable of great acts of charity. I tend to do it quietly.
Milo Yiannopoulos
I think Chris Martin is younger than I am, but when I met him, I felt like I was talking to my father. It’s so strange, that feeling when someone is that famous – you assume that they are either older or better.
Jenny Lewis
People ask me why I write strong women, and I say, ‘Well, I don’t like stupid ones.’ Who would want to read about weak and whiny women? Are they people who assume women are weak and whiny? If so, why do they think that?
Diana Gabaldon
I’ve never seen radio as the minor leagues, where I’m just really preparing to be in the show that really counts, namely, television, which is, I think, what people often assume. I’ve never felt that way.
Terry Gross
I think the biggest difference is that I’ve noticed Western parents seem much more concerned about their children’s psyches, their self-esteem, whereas tough immigrant parents assume strength rather than fragility in their children and therefore behave completely differently.
Amy Chua
I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation.
Margaret J. Wheatley
When you talk about kicking racism out of football, people automatically assume you are talking about on the terraces and on the football field. But all racists have to do is keep their mouth shut for 90 minutes and they’re fine.
John Barnes
If we grant immigrants moral agency, we assume that they are capable of abiding by the law, and that they are legally responsible when they do not.
Heather Mac Donald
People always assume that, if you’re an actor who’s been on anything from which you’re recognisable, that you’re making all this money, and it’s just not true.
Sheryl Lee
The biggest mistake is to assume that another writer’s successful strategy will work for you, too. Publishers’ marketers – and even freelance publicists who cost mega bucks – tend to do the same basic things for all books.
M. J. Rose
I find it hard to meet the right woman as people assume I’m a certain type of person – which I’m not.
Anthony Kiedis
I certainly never intended for myself an academic career and, were the academy to suffer, I’d just go do something else. I don’t have a commitment to it or to really, frankly, almost any institution that assumes that it has to be stable forever.
Clay Shirky
I try to not assume things are sexism. I’m trying to be good natured about why things are happening.
Frankie Cosmos
As he assumes the awesome responsibilities of the presidency, Donald Trump has inherited a world on fire and a U.S. military weakened by years of senseless budget cuts. I am encouraged that he recognizes these problems and has pledged to rebuild the military.
John McCain
‘Free State of Jones’ went beyond that. It got into how the South wasn’t as homogenous as we thought it was – or even the North for that matter, where we like to assume everyone wanted to free the slaves and they were all abolitionists. It actually shows how complex these ideologies were on both sides.
Mahershala Ali
The term stigma and its synonyms conceal a double perspective: does the stigmatized individual assume his differentness is known about already or is evident on the spot, or does he assume it is neither known about by those present nor immediately perceivable by them?
Erving Goffman
When taxes go up, tithing goes down. When the government assumes the role of the shepherd, the power of churches is diminished. It’s another way to attack religion and for the state to eradicate it from society.
Dana Loesch
People assume that death hanging over my head would allow me to put things into perspective, but that’s not how it works.
John Diamond
One of the great problems with Americans is that – being a decent people – they assume that everyone else is equally decent.
Meir Kahane
Adults often assume that most learning is the result of teaching and that exploratory, spontaneous learning is unusual. But actually, spontaneous learning is more fundamental.
Alison Gopnik
When I was ten years old, I had great pride in myself, which sometimes even took the form of boasting and self-praise; although I myself did not want to, I used to assume the air of someone undertaking some great work and mighty act of heroism.
Said Nursi
Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation.
Aung San Suu Kyi
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
George Orwell
Like most modern Americans, I assume individuality is not only a fundamental value, but a goal in life, an art form.
Howard Rheingold
In the name of freedom, there has to be a correlation between rights and duties, by which every person is called to assume responsibility for his or her choices, made as a consequence of entering into relations with others.
Pope Benedict XVI
You ask a politician a question, like, why they ran in an election, and you’ll hear, I assume, something about wanting to contribute to the community or bring about social justice. I had no such high goals.
Amitava Kumar
On the question of preserving public lands, Trump replies that our elected officials have spent too long rewarding ‘special interests,’ by which I assume he doesn’t mean petroleum companies and the Bundy family.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have – by disrupting that order – a way of surprising.
Vaclav Havel
When you’re the only woman of color, and you walk into a room of people who don’t look like you, most of them with blond hair and blue eyes, it’s disheartening. The weirdest part is that I walk in and assume they think I’m auditioning to play a different role than them, but I’m going out for their same role.
Lana Condor
There is one simple Divinity found in all things, one fecund Nature, preserving mother of the universe insofar as she diversely communicates herself, casts her light into diverse subjects, and assumes various names.
Giordano Bruno
Well, let’s assume the world is linear. If we required a certain amount of troops per 25,000 population in the Balkans, if the world is not radically different, something of the same extent is going to be needed in Iraq.
Eric Shinseki
So for my own survival and my growth, as a soul, as an artist and as an emotional being, it was best that I assume an identity I didn’t have to fight anyone over or that I have to constantly engage in constant tug of wars and just reinvent myself.
Terence Trent D’Arby
Until I was about 13, somehow I managed to assume that everyone reacted to everything just about as I did. I took it for granted that everyone shared my passion for overcast skies. It came as quite a shock when I discovered that there were actually people who preferred sunshine.
Glenn Gould
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
Leo Tolstoy
People always assume that I’m some sort of party girl, and that’s such a misconception because I like staying home.
Sarah Jessica Parker
For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their own music, but for women, they assume it’s all manufactured.
Dua Lipa
The idea of education has been so tied to schools, universities, and professors that many assume there is no other way, but education is available to anyone within reach of a library, a post office, or even a newsstand.
Louis L’Amour
I decided early on, very early, that the best role I could play is to speak in my own voice, assume my own voice and my own ideas. Even if you support a candidate who ultimately wins, what you say and do is seen through the filter of that candidate.
Tom Cotton
The Bible nowhere enters into an argument to prove the person and being of God. It assumes His being and reveals His person and character.
Edward McKendree Bounds
Needless to say, innumerable challenges exist in all areas of governance, and much more needs to be done to help the Afghan government assume full responsibility for addressing the concerns of ordinary Afghan citizens.
David Petraeus
I have always said that human beings are multidimensional beings. Their happiness comes from many sources, not, as our current economic framework assumes, just from making money.
Muhammad Yunus
True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
R. D. Laing
The Millennials, a generation born digital, will have a much stronger impact on social behaviour than we currently assume. Global climate change and resource security will influence our lives in substantial ways.
Klaus Schwab
There are versions of the pro-gay and anti-gay agenda that assume a simplistic rather than simple understanding of the issue – at least from a biblical perspective. Reject it or embrace it: that’s the easy choice that makes for great sound-bites but ruins lives.
Michael Horton
Constantly there’s a credibility issue; you’re judged on how you look. If you look good, people assume you aren’t credible. It’s a battle you’ll always fight if you’re on TV and a female.
Lisa Guerrero
When elites see a homeless person in the gutter, they assume he’s saving a parking place.
P. J. O’Rourke
Why is it when we have a bad experience with a product, we assume it is us, but a bad experience with food, we blame the food?!
Jonathan Ive
The rule of the game was never assume that anybody, however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture. If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason, I should move.
Abraham Pais
People assume that the smarter your home, the better your life, but in reality, technology so often gets in the way of leading a good life.
Joe Gebbia
They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband, and they assume I’m going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself.
Patricia Richardson
Candidates and their consultants keep making the same mistake. They assume that all independents are bundled neatly together ideologically between Republicans and Democrats.
John Sununu
We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful.
Anne Sullivan
You have to assume that you’re talking to the most intelligent, tuned-in audience you could ever get. That’s the way you’re going to get the best out of people. Whether they know you or not shouldn’t matter for comedy. They should get to know you pretty quickly. and they should be having a good time pretty quickly.
Dylan Moran
People assume actresses are afraid to get older; the truth is the roles get a whole lot more compelling once you’re too old to play dumb.
Olivia Wilde
My instinct is to assume that we consumers are an inconsistent bunch. We like competition if it delivers low prices, but grumble if it delivers the bad news that prices need to go up.
Evan Davis
It’s a mistake to assume that Islamists always come from the slums. Indeed, many come from affluent families but for some reason just couldn’t manage to integrate into Western society, even though they had good opportunities for advancement.
Otto Schily
Men are much more likely to make sure the boss knows they were in the office until midnight. But women tend to avoid seeking that kind of acknowledgement for their work. They just assume that the boss knows – but the boss usually doesn’t. I experienced that firsthand.
Caroline Ghosn
I also assume that they are not simply the physical properties of things as now conceived by physical science. Instead, they are ecological, in the sense that they are properties of the environment relative to an animal.
James J. Gibson
I pay such close attention of the record making process that most people would assume are very little and wouldn’t be that big of a deal; the packaging, the title, and the harmonies, I think, are arguably as important as the lead vocals.
David Nail
I am strong-willed, which can be annoying sometimes. And from that I think people assume I have confidence and Hollywood glamour and all that stuff, when actually, in my personal life, sometimes I’m just a goofball.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
We assume in our daily lives that the world is both safe and sane. Otherwise, we could not carry on.
Madeleine M. Kunin
Today, January 23, 2019, I swear to formally assume the powers of the national executive as president in charge of Venezuela.
Juan Guaido
When a company is fairly certain of a profit margin that is substantial, it can assume responsibility for the clinical trials to develop a blockbuster drug.
Anthony Fauci
If we see someone in a wheelchair, we assume they cannot walk. It may be that they can walk three, four, five steps. That, to them, means they can walk.
Evelyn Glennie
Show people tend to treat their finances like their dentistry. They assume the people who handle it know what they are doing.
Dick Cavett
The country up here is beautiful; everything green and pleasant; and if you saw it now, you would not believe that in two months’ time it could have such a parched and barren appearance as it will then assume.
William John Wills
My mother gets told, ‘Oh, you’re so lucky that your daughters are doing so well.’ She never corrects anybody when they assume Helen is her daughter.
Bonnie Hunt
The Revolution did not assume a socialist nature because of support from the U.S.S.R.; it was the other way around: support from the U.S.S.R. was produced by the socialist nature of the Cuban Revolution. To such a degree, that when the U.S.S.R. disappears, Cuba keeps on being socialist.
Fidel Castro
The quality of artistry is the capacity to assume innocence at will, the quality of experiencing innocence as if for the first time.
Robert Fripp
I can’t assume that people see me the way I see myself. I have to show them. But I can’t do it in a way where it’s too much, where it’s rude. I feel like when you’re a king, you lead. And I just see myself as a king, or as something more than just a regular human being.
Shameik Moore
Any fiction writer who assumes that a character is typical no doubt runs the risk of stumbling into cliche and stereotype.
Alice McDermott
The one thing that is sort of sneered at and not really believed is bisexuality. Any bisexual man is just seen as a closeted gay man. That shows how narrow-minded people are. The other thing that’s totally neglected and which nobody approves of is celibacy. People again assume that you’re just repressing something.
Edmund White
People assume I’m fearless. A lot of the things I deal with are pretty scary. Fear makes you pay attention – it’s about absolute concentration.
Jeremy Wade
Most of what we know or assume to know is wrong one way or another.
Neal Adams
You think about the artists I look at as icons, and you assume they were instantly embraced. That’s usually not the case. In reality, they had to overcome a lot of noes to get where they wanted to be.
Sam Hunt
But at the same time you can’t assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
Angela Davis
I have long been fascinated by our inclination to assume others we meet have the same moral code, similar values, and yet we can never be sure.
Jane Green
I think, in the future, we’ll assume that every device just knows how to read your emotions.
Rana el Kaliouby
I try to eat super clean: No processed sugars, no corn syrups, nothing frozen in a box that you can microwave. If I read the ingredient label and I don’t know what something is, I assume it’s bad.
Kacy Catanzaro
People just assume, over the years, that soccer players are not too intelligent. As with most assumptions, they’re wrong.
David Beckham
I never enjoyed being the star-man because as soon as you become the focal point of the team, you assume an extra burden of responsibility.
Gabriel Batistuta
Contrary to what you might assume, I didn’t start with any advantages and neither did most of the successful people I know. I am the grandson of immigrants who came to this country seeking basic economic and personal liberty.
Kenneth Langone
Because of the increase in life longevity, America can now assume that at any given time three, and perhaps four, former presidents will still be alive, even when the current president is occupying the White House.
Tony Campolo
I tend to play strong characters and people just assume that I would want to play romantic comedies, which I would love to do, but there are other women that do it so great and they maybe couldn’t do what I do, play the kind of characters that I play.
Carrie-Anne Moss
Anybody that’s ever been to Israel and to Palestine knows that you can’t look at a person and tell if they’re Israeli or Palestinian. You can assume. But I’ve seen Palestinians who look Swedish, and I’ve seen Israelis who are black.
Keith Ellison
People assume cheering in the NFL is mostly about a girl trying to snag herself a big, beefy, stinkin’ rich football player. That is not the case.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
I don’t have one specific dream role: I’m an actor, so I want to play everything. In this business, they’ll pigeonhole you in two seconds if you’re great at the role you play. Everyone assumes that you’re really just like that character.
Jaime Pressly
There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
Ernest Hemingway
Everybody assumes I know everything, so they send me these notes sometimes, and I don’t know what they’re talking about.
Rush Limbaugh
You can just assume that better law enforcement response is going to quell the epidemic of gun violence in this country.
Chris Murphy
I don’t tend to get cast in the theatre much. People assume I come with all this baggage. But they do cast me in films. In films, I’m a nobody.
Simon McBurney
Jill Eisenstadt is a writer of many admirable gifts. Foremost among them are a sharp eye for people, a playful love of language, and, it’s probably safe to assume, nearly boundless energy.
Stephen McCauley
If an organization values innovation, you can assume it’s safe to speak up with new ideas, leaders will listen, and your voice matters.
Adam Grant
The terror of figuring out a new genre, of telling a new story, is what makes the job exciting, keeps me from getting bored, and I assume it keeps whoever follows my work from getting bored as well.
Colson Whitehead
People assume that I came back to Washington because of the ‘Post’, but the truth is less romantic. I came back for a job.
Katharine Weymouth
Somewhere in that 20-year period, I would assume that there will be some basically new approach that will begin to cut into it, but it’s got a long time.
Jack Kilby
All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
Abraham Maslow
We all assume that if you’re weak and poor, you’re never going to win. In fact, the real world is full of examples where the exact opposite happens, where the weak win and the strong screw up.
Malcolm Gladwell
People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy.
John Barrow
That’s a mistake I think that a lot of Western observers make is to assume that Korean nationalism is hundreds if not thousands of years old. When in fact nationalism is incompatible with Korean Confucian tradition.
Brian Reynolds Myers
Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
Robert M. La Follette
If you find my aggressive and dominating play dirty, then that’s your opinion. But I would assume most people want someone who is going to do anything and everything within the lines to win for their team, because I know I would.
Ndamukong Suh
We assume that we’ve come so far as compassionate citizens of the world if we do choose to read the news, yet the attitude towards life can be one where we put blinders on and forget that there are civil wars going on. It’s easy to forget that there are so many people starving to death every single day.
Anne Hathaway
People assume that you need to run fast to get to optimum fitness, but the truth is endurance lifting makes you stronger and leaner.
Greg Rutherford
When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions.
Robert Bork
People automatically assume that if I get anywhere it’s because of my association with X, Y or Z, or because I’m pretty.
Barbi Benton
People look at me, they know I’ve appeared in costume dramas and they automatically assume I must be a Tory, I must be a certain type of person.
Dan Stevens
Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life.
Samuel Alexander
I think everyone assumes that I talk to my parents a lot about writing, but I didn’t – they’re my parents. We didn’t have constant workshops running in my household.
Jesse Kellerman
I think it was Duke Ellington who once said that we’re always most pleased with our current record. I mean, you have to assume that you learn from one, and you do something better next time.
George Shearing
To assume that any couple goes without arguing is just nonsense.
I think the depth, what children can handle and what they’re interested in, is much deeper than I think what people assume. I think it’s why sometimes we make things too simple for them.
Angelina Jolie
I would never assume to tell another actor how to do his job!
Joseph Morgan
Liberals worry that what’s best for the individual might not be better for the public at large. But that philosophy assumes something vicious about each and every one of us. It assumes we only care about ourselves.
Allen West
Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
Alfred de Vigny
Without transformation, you can assume you’re at a high moral, spiritual level just because you call yourself Lutheran or Methodist or Catholic. I think my great disappointment as a priest has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.
Richard Rohr
Because we live so much of our adult lives as singles, it no longer makes sense to assume that marriage is the only way people will organize their obligations and commitments.
Stephanie Coontz
Nowadays, most women just assume they have a right to be in the workplace, and any kind of discrimination they suffer is sort of more creeping.
Romola Garai
I announce the resignation of the government, perhaps as the only way for Lebanon’s main political blocs to assume their responsibilities and come together to pull Lebanon out of an unknown tunnel.
Najib Mikati
Most Americans aren’t the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right.
Joseph Sobran
If enough people openly engage in conduct once considered reprehensible, we rewrite the rule book and assume that God, as a good democrat, will go along.
James L. Buckley
You know people just assume, ‘Well, all my life I’ll be a worrier.’ That doesn’t have to be true. There’s a way to drink from God’s presence so much that worry begins to dissipate.
Max Lucado
If people are failing, they look inept. If people are succeeding, they look strong and good and competent. That’s the ‘halo effect.’ Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept.
Daniel Kahneman
I liked the idea of having actual magic performed as stage magic, so you could assume that it was just a trick, that something is all smoke and mirrors, but there’s that, like, feeling at the back of your mind: What if it’s not?
Erin Morgenstern
A lot of cats in New Orleans, very soulful, very soulful musicians and they assume that they’re singers. And they just make that assumption. And so when there’s a little intonation problem, people are very forgiving of them because they heard how soulful they play.
Wendell Pierce
I always assume that a chick is not into me. So it’s never natural for me to be like, ‘Check out that girl in the corner. She’s waiting for me to come up to her. I’m gonna to work my six-step process…’
Dylan O’Brien
The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.
Lyman Abbott
When I was writing ‘Bad Behavior,’ I was very, very quiet. I would just sit there and listen to people. And if I was out in public, I was usually quiet, and people tended to assume I was stupid because I was a young, pretty girl who’s quiet.
Mary Gaitskill
People assume that a lot of pop artists don’t write their songs. That, for me, is super frustrating because I think it detracts from some of the art and some of the craft of what we do. I’m at the helm of it, and I think that is what people don’t see.
Ricki-Lee Coulter
I carry a lot of feminine energy as well as masculine energy, and that’s the hit that people are getting. That vulnerable thing is not what we assume with black males. You get it, and then they cease to become scary. They become human. You cease to have a bogeyman.
Laurence Fishburne
I live in Minnesota. Lots of people assume that if you want to be an actor, you have to live in Hollywood, but not me.
Chris Massoglia
I’ve always thought of myself as a role model even before being a ‘celebrity.’ I’ve always been doing charity work and volunteering in the community since I was 8, so when you do that, I think you just assume that role when you put yourself out there.
Eva Longoria
Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families.
Melissa Bean
Be strong and follow your own convictions. You can’t assume there is a lot of time to do what you like. This is what David Bowie is afraid of: that he will die before he gets a chance to make a real strong contribution.
Marc Bolan
I think it’s easy for people to assume that fame is equal to glory, but it can be a very isolating experience.
Sophia Bush
Nobody really knows everything, and they can only assume.
Selena Gomez
People assume I’m posh because I’m one of the acting dames. I grew up in Tottenham and didn’t used to speak like I do now.
Eileen Atkins
The Gospel of John makes explicit what all the Gospels assume – that is, the cross is not a defeat, but the victory of our God.
Stanley Hauerwas
My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From him I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent.
Indra Nooyi
I wish you could see some of the girls I have genuinely had crushes on in my life. They’re not the girls you would assume.
Chris Evans
I work in string theory. This is a branch of physics which assumes that the elementary objects in the universe are not particles but one-dimensional objects, that is, strings.
Ashoke Sen
Oftentimes when you see adaptations of books you like, you’re let down. As an author, you assume that they are going to suck. A little bit of hope is dangerous.
Gayle Forman
I suppose I shouldn’t go around admitting I speak untruths on the radio. When I say something untrue on the air, I mean for it to be transparently untrue. I assume people know when I’m just saying something for effect. Or to be funny.
Ira Glass
On Halloween, kids get to assume, for one night the outward forms of their innermost dread, and they’re also allowed to take candy from strangers – the scariest thing of all.
Kate Christensen
After Leaving Las Vegas I did assume that things would get a lot easier than they’ve been. But it’s just been a mirror of the way my career’s been from the beginning, so for it to have changed would have been strange. My career has never been perfect.
Elisabeth Shue
To be white in America is to assume, with total self-confidence and little afterthought, the personal ownership of public spaces.
Joy Reid
Today’s message to Baghdad is very clear: the UN Security Council resolution expresses the unity and determination of the entire international community to assume its collective responsibility.
Javier Solana
Empathy is key in the design process, especially when you start expanding outside of your comfort zone to new languages, cultures, and age groups. If you try to assume what those people want, you’re likely to get it wrong.
Mike Krieger
In Russia, you have political parties engaged in all kinds of nefarious activity. And they may just assume that in America it works the exact same way.
Dmitri Alperovitch
White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.
Jimi Hendrix
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen’s wars as they are the veterans’ wars. If we don’t assume that civilians have just as much ownership and the moral responsibilities that we have as a nation when we embark on something like that, then we’re in a very bad situation.
Phil Klay
I have been so copied by those people who have made fortunes that people assume I am that rich. But I did things for the excitement, the dare, the fact that it was new, not for the money. And too many times I was the first, not the beneficiary.
Grace Jones
The popular dystopian vision of AI is wrong for one simple reason: it equates intelligence with autonomy. That is, it assumes a smart computer will create its own goals and have its own will and will use its faster processing abilities and deep databases to beat humans at their own game.
Oren Etzioni
You know how if you’re born in a certain situation you always expect your life to run on a steady trajectory? I’ve never really had a sense of that. I assume that life is going to go up and down.
Monica Ali
We as Americans assume that big companies are bad, and big power companies are even worse.
Frank Luntz
Architecture is exposed to life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to past life.
Peter Zumthor
I think a lot of fans immediately go, ‘ugggh’ when they hear that someone is doing a prequel or a remake, they sort of assume the worst sometimes.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Most people assume that autistic people are not capable of empathy.
Claire Danes
Most voters assume because these political ‘pros’ are on TV or write for national papers, they know politics. Sadly, most don’t have a clue.
Bob Beckel
And that’s very important, too, ’cause a lot of people just assume everyone’s a Democrat, or everyone’s a Republican or whatever, and they’re not. And that’s a really important thing to adhere to.
Kurt Loder
It’s rather naive, apart from being ethically objectionable, to assume that our investigators travel around the country with bags of money trying to bribe witnesses to lie on the witness stand. We just don’t operate that way.
Jim Garrison
Trade helps bring us products cheaply, but there is no guarantee whatsoever to assume that it will allow us to replace the jobs that have been lost, and there is no mechanism under productivity that says that, either.
Tim Bishop
Anyone who assumes that this country is standing still is not a good American, or rather, he is an apathetic and dead one and makes no contribution to the society.
Sidney Buchman
It is hard to think of practical applications of the black hole. Because practical applications are so remote, many people assume we should not be interested. But this quest to understand the world is what defines us as human beings.
Yuri Milner
A lot of people assume that once you’re working in Hollywood you become some sort of glamour-diva, which could not be further from the truth about me.
Megyn Price
Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then.
Larry David
Don’t assume your child is weak. If you, the parent, assume that they can’t take anymore, what kind of signal are you sending them?
Amy Chua
People assume that I’m an aristocrat, but I don’t really feel part of any class.
Toby Stephens
Men are taught they are going to make a lot less in the fashion industry, so they don’t bank their entire lives on it. They’re very supportive. Women, on the other hand, are more competitive. They always assume I’m trans and say, ‘How did they make clothing in your size?’
Rain Dove
Nigeria is a great footballing nation and deserves to assume her rightful place in Africa and world football and I am keen to be part of a team that achieves this goal.
Alex Iwobi
I was born an optimist, as I always say. If I wake up in the morning with a pain in my chest, I’ll always assume it’s indigestion. It will probably be the end of me! But it’s true – that’s the kind of person I am.
Terry Wogan
Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they’re young.
Martha Beck
If you’re born and raised a New Yorker, you’re probably pretty to-the-point, and you don’t care so much about hurting people’s feelings as you do about saying what’s on your mind, because you assume they’ll get over it.
Elvis Duran
A lot people who hear that ‘Go New York Go’ assume that I must be black.
Jesse Itzler
If you’ve done a bit of journalism, everyone assumes you must be moving into PR. We’re absolutely not becoming a PR agency and we’re not turning into Brunswick. We will remain SRU, but we will be owned by the Brunswick Group. It’s quite different.
Peter York
I’ve been asked whether I have a hobby, and have felt strangely offended that anyone would assume I have the time.
I think everything that any actor does, I would assume, is shaped by how and where they grew up.
Melissa McCarthy
The form a city assumes as it evolves over time owes more to large-scale works of civil engineering – what we now call infrastructure – than almost any other factor save topography.
Martin Filler
Europe – and in particular Germany – must assume more responsibility. We must be ready to take on this responsibility and that has consequences domestically. That means, for example, we must be ready to spend more money on defense at home and abroad.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
It’s not hard to assume that voters do not have deeply considered views on each and every policy issue before them but instead, perhaps, have one or two strongly held views and then allow their favored political leaders to fill in the gaps on the rest of the issues.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
As an artist and as a Black woman coming out of a background that emphasizes service, there are certain responsibilities that I must assume. I see these responsibilities not as a burden, but as an extension of what I am.
Yolanda King
If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.
Auberon Herbert
I hate to say ‘chain restaurant,’ but we’re sort of a corporation now. How do we defy that concept, where people assume each restaurant can’t be good?
David Chang
Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.
Peter Drucker
Confidence is highly overrated when it comes to creating literature. A writer who is overly confident will not engage in the struggle to get it exactly right on the page – but rather, will assume that she’s getting it right without the struggle.
Dani Shapiro
I’ve always done the safest thing, which is to assume that it’s going to feel like that, to assume that you’re going to feel like a freshman in a group of seniors – if you expect the worst, then it’s never going to be that bad.
Janina Gavankar
Most people assume that when you go to court and win your case that you are guaranteed to get your money. Sadly, this isn’t always the case.
Robert Rinder
You can’t assume any place you go is private because the means of surveillance are becoming so affordable and so invisible.
Howard Rheingold
Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity will we respect? For whose well-being will we, as a people, assume responsibility?
Robert Casey
I’ve never been very successful in a monogamous relationship, but I’m looking forward to the day when I can assume that responsibility.
Don Johnson
It’s unfortunate how people assume so much about your life based on the work you do.
Bhumi Pednekar
If you have a good story idea, don’t assume it must form a prose narrative. It may work better as a play, a screenplay or a poem. Be flexible.
Hilary Mantel
I just want people to not assume their story is over, especially when maybe they have somebody in their life that they’ve given up on or they think it’s hopeless.
Bart Millard
I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
Frantz Fanon
You’d assume I was being bullied a tonne at school and it was horrible, but in reality, I really was getting bullied everywhere else.
Lizzie Velasquez
With my children, balance was everything: being not just a workaholic, not only studying but taking time to renew and restore yourself and taking time to pay attention to your brain health and not assume, as we all do, that our brains are perfect.
Margaret Trudeau
People used to assume I was a serious/sad person because of my music for some reason.
Phil Elverum
With social media now, everybody’s faceless, but I assume these kids sending me pictures of myself of Instagram are twelve, thirteen years old.
Seth Rollins
It would be wrong to assume that one must stay with a research programme until it has exhausted all its heuristic power, that one must not introduce a rival programme before everybody agrees that the point of degeneration has probably been reached.
Imre Lakatos
People often assume New York City is no place to keep a dog. This is certainly what my parents told me when I was growing up there. But I have found this not to be the case at all.
Jill Abramson
When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they’re going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they’re going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.
Douglas Coupland
None of us should assume stuff.
Adam Vinatieri
Looking at where you went to school is a proxy; you assume, because someone went to a good school, therefore they must have the qualities you desire, even though that’s not actually really true.
Vivienne Ming
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
Max Planck
We make two mistakes about the ancient world. One is to assume they were better than us – that, for instance, the ancient Olympics didn’t involve money-making. The opposite mistake, and just as common, is to think our Olympics are much more civilised than ancient sporting competitions. Neither is true.
Mary Beard
We can’t always assume that we’ll score two or three goals.
Massimiliano Allegri
If the polymer chain assumes a helicoidal conformation in the crystalline state, and if it does not contain asymmetric carbon atoms, it can be expected that either helices of the same sense, or, in equal ratio, helices of opposite sense are represented in the lattice.
Giulio Natta
By 1916, as Madam Walker herself was developing more assertive views on race, she was becoming eager to assume her place alongside Harlem’s famous, influential and intriguing residents.
A’Lelia Bundles
I think that we have a number of different health care challenges in our country, and certainly addressing the uninsured is one, and the second is making sure that those with health insurance actually get the care that they assume they’ll have available to them if they get sick.
Debbie Stabenow
A lot of times, people assume that I write all the songs: that I arrange them and I stick Kevin up there as kind of a puppet or something. It’s absolutely not that way. In fact, he writes probably 60 percent of the songs, and I write probably 40 percent.
Michael Bacon
One may assume that playing a transgender is different, but I’m simply playing a third gender. Why should it make my acting process any different?
Kubra Sait
If we assume there is no maximum possible entropy for the universe, then any state can be a state of low entropy.
Alan Guth
Most people assume you change with success.
Troy Aikman
I think that the first thing is you should have a strategic asset allocation mix that assumes that you don’t know what the future is going to hold.
Ray Dalio
People assume that computers will do everything that humans do. Not good. People are different from each other and they are all really different from computers.
Eric Schmidt
Don’t assume that what we currently think is out there is the full story. Go after the dark matter, in whatever field you choose to explore.
Nathan Wolfe
People tend to assume I was terribly self-conscious about my height. In fact, I’ve always been perfectly comfortable with the way I am. And if anyone gave me any stick, they soon found I was quite capable of giving it back.
Peter Crouch
Winning feels great, and everybody loves a winner. But the very best figure out what’s coming next and don’t assume they’ve got the winning formula forever.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
When you talk about the economic process of a society, sometimes we separate it into two stories. One is about monetary variables. But then, we very often assume the underlying arrangement, the other variable, is ‘perfect competition,’ which means people do whatever they are supposed to do.
Leonid Hurwicz
Newt correctly assumes that the American public is beginning to look down the road and at least distinguish the landmarks on either side and know where it wants go. We have a chance to lead it there.
Pete du Pont
If a joke makes our tribe laugh, we assume it will make other friend-tribes laugh.
Jay Chandrasekhar
The average person assumes that you’re a drag queen so you’re a nelly and you want to be a girl, which is not the case, and I think Drag Race has changed that for us.
Bianca Del Rio
There are groups of haters who always try to malign my image. They question my character and make all kinds of false announcements. It hurts because they assume things and without any proof in hand.
Divyanka Tripathi
I have a Chicago personality, which means that just because I’m friends with one person, I don’t assume I’m friends with his friends.
No I.D.
If you see someone struggling, offer input. If someone comes to you with a question, don’t assume they should seek a higher up for the answer.
Rebecca Serle
I would assume the case will never be closed.
Richard Helms
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus assumes that asking for forgiveness would be a daily occurrence, as would praying that we might be delivered from evil and led not into temptation.
Kevin DeYoung
We don’t always have an accurate view of our own potential. I think most people who are frightened of public speaking and can’t imagine they might feel different as a result of training. Don’t assume you know how much potential you have. Sometimes the only way to know what you can do is to test yourself.
Scott Adams
It always surprises me when donors who operate successful businesses assume that just building a school structure means that a community now has access to education. When creating a business, does renting an office space now mean that you’re producing goods, training staff and generating revenues?
Adam Braun
Americans assume that we never go to war to sustain our wealth, because war must be understood as a moral enterprise commensurate with our being a democracy.
Stanley Hauerwas
In some sense, when you take a child soldier out of an armed group, you’ve taken away the identity he or she has had for years, and you can’t assume life is just going to return to normal.
Forest Whitaker
A lot of people assume I have a great hat collection, but kids steal my hats at every show. I’ve had all these hats that I’ve loved, but now they’re in some little kids’ possession. It’s difficult to replenish. I don’t think the kids realize this.
Mac DeMarco
I consider a good dinner party at our house to be where people drink and eat more than they’re meant to. My husband is a really fantastic cook. His mother is Italian and if you walk into our house, we assume you’re starving.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I think it’s a mistake to try and overthink how you are going to be received, because that assumes that you are going to be received in the first place.
David Slade
I want people to know that I won’t just assume that people will like my music.
Debby Ryan
If I can learn how to pitch in two months, and I’m doing OK, how can we not assume that a woman who’s been working on it for her entire life won’t be playing in the MLB? It’s ridiculous.
Kylie Bunbury
I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
E. B. White
The professionals at the State Board of Elections must assume control of the county board of elections operations in Bladen County, which has shown itself incapable of managing fair elections.
Robin Hayes
Sometimes in churches somebody will discover a particular vein of spirituality and seek to recruit others into it, or assume a superior position because they have found certain techniques – but no one actually wants to become like them.
John Ortberg
Normally I can balance two or three things. The problem is when you’re out of work and don’t have anything to balance. I think people assume you’re always busy. You go through dry spells.
Marvin Hamlisch
The thing about politics is to plan 10 years ahead, and assume every year is your last.
Ed Balls
There’s always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you’re criticizing a decision to go to war, then you’re saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case.
Ed Harris
You can never guess or assume what anyone is going to think.
J. J. Abrams
Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.
Martha Beck
We have our own culture, our own community. A lot of people don’t realize that. They just assume that deaf people are very unfortunate, very disabled, but no.
Nyle DiMarco
As set forth by theologians, the idea of ‘God’ is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing.
Johann Most
The war on drugs is wrong, both tactically and morally. It assumes that people are too stupid, too reckless, and too irresponsible to decide whether and under what conditions to consume drugs. The war on drugs is morally bankrupt.
Larry Elder
Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Labour long ago realised it could no longer automatically assume that it would win elections in Glasgow and other places where it has taken people’s votes for granted for decades – as we have seen across Scotland at local council and Holyrood elections.
Nicola Sturgeon
People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics. To me, that has never been the case. There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words.
Brian Eno
The world assumes that we are very happy with high mansions, fine carriages, servants and attendants, huge investments, and concubines. But he who is without the honor and strength of the soul can be anything but happy.
Munshi Premchand
I love books, I love art, I’m a fanatic nature and wildlife person. People assume I’m a political animal, power hungry, wanting to run for office. And anyone who knows me knows that none of that’s true.
David Mixner
The real question is: if you knew there was a god, would you behave any differently? And if the answer is yes, then perhaps you should assume there is.
A. A. Gill
If a door is shut, go up and wiggle it a little – don’t assume it’s locked.
Bob Goff
If there is one issue where one could justifiably assume that Republicans are all in agreement, it is on lowering taxes.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
People tell me that I should eat more, but they don’t know me: I eat a lot. It’s pretty unpleasant that people assume every model is anorexic and bulimic.
Elizabeth Jagger
Just because someone says something, whether it’s at the podium during the briefing or the president tweets, I can’t always assume that’s factual. That’s insane. We have to be very quick on our toes in fact checking.
Brooke Baldwin
A lot of television assumes the viewer is a bit daft, and I don’t think they are.
James May
I never assume people are going to recognize me.
Sterling K. Brown
A lot of people just assume men’s tennis is better.
Madison Keys
Talking in one language and talking in another, I think inevitably, produce two different personalities, as far as I’ve seen in other people. I assume it does the same for me.
Alma Guillermoprieto
It’s safe to assume none of us actually wants to see ISIS-inspired terrorists armed with semi-automatic rifles, able to attack at will within our own borders.
George Takei
Evangelicals always assume that humor and faith are contradictory. It’s OK to smile, to be nice, but not frivolous.
Mike Yaconelli
People still assume the White House Correspondents’ Association works for the White House, when in reality, it’s a group of journalists who cover the White House. It’s a branding thing, but because it has the ‘White House’ before it, people think they’re just King Joffrey’s goons.
Hasan Minhaj
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
Eric Hoffer
Assume nobody else has any idea what they’re doing, either.
Aaron Swartz
Roughly speaking, when you are dealing with business firms operating in a competitive system, you can assume that they’re going to act rationally. Why? Because someone in a firm who buys things at $10 and sells them for $8.00 isn’t going to last very long in that firm.
Ronald Coase
If you’re lucky enough to have a permanent position, don’t feel entitled. Companies value longtime employees’ institutional memory, but to be irreplaceable, you must stay invested. Take the initiative and assume new responsibilities.
Chris Gardner
A freshman has only about 25% of his degree completed. They go off to play professional basketball, and to assume they will come back and get the degree done five, six, seven years later, I don’t see that happening.
Steve Alford
This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
Virginia Woolf
I think people assume that having thyroid disease means you’re older and overweight, but in reality, thyroid disease strikes at all ages and affects all sizes.
Gena Lee Nolin
And in English Canada, no one really knows where the support is coming from, but Conservatives would assume that it’s bleeding from the Liberals. So we have a divided left in Canada.
Rick Mercer
I think we assume a lot about both genders. But in particular I think we assume that only boys play games and that boys are only interested in playing games that reflect their narratives and their interests.
Ashly Burch
I assume we will have figured out a way to efficiently utilize solar energy and tied that to an efficient way to use nuclear energy in such a way that it doesn’t pose a serious environmental issue.
John Hickenlooper
Wouldn’t it help Americans more, in the long run, if we were forced to accept some responsibility for the environmental wreckage we prefer to assume is totally out of our control?
Jane Velez-Mitchell
Nowadays, everybody assumes, when they wake up in the morning, if they have a question, it will get answered. Because they have the internet. No matter what the question is, someone will answer their question.
Jack White
Whenever a film has three different release dates, people understandably assume that there must be something wrong with it.
John Lee Hancock
I love basketball! When I’m flying, and I have on sweats, a hat, and sneakers, people always assume that I’m a high school kid going to an away game. And I always say no, I’m a fan of the game.
Lena Waithe
It’s interesting because people assume that because I’m famous I know all famous people.
Daniel Radcliffe
Social man regards all those by whom he is surrounded as enemies, or beings who may become such. He is ever on his guard lest his plain speaking should be willfully perverted, or should assume a meaning he never thought of, through the animosity or prejudice of the individual that hears him.
William Godwin
Like all editors, I assume, I’m a reactor.
Robert Gottlieb
When most of us hear the phrase, ‘survival of the fittest,’ we assume it originated with Charles Darwin. It did not. The phrase doesn’t exist anywhere in Darwin’s first edition of ‘Origin of the Species.’
Joel A. Barker
Founders, presuming they know their customers, assume they know all the features customers need.
Steve Blank
Exoticism can give you an edge: it makes people assume you’re cleverer than you are and gives you the upper hand.
Kristin Scott Thomas