We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Becoming Quotes from James Wolfensohn, Aja Brown, Christian Lous Lange, Carla Bruni, Herman Cain. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The notion of the world as a village is becoming a reality.
Thank you to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Universal Studios, and the Grammys for telling the story of what Compton was and is becoming.
It is characteristic that this should take place just when it is becoming more and more clear to all who think about the matter, that technically and economically we have left the territorial state behind us.
I’ve ended up becoming my mother in some respects, despite my eight years of analysis!
I honestly believe that there’s an element in this country, in our politics, that does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination for the Republican party, and does not want me to succeed at becoming President of the United States of America.
Success is not just about being a hard worker, it is about becoming a smart worker.
That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing.
I wasn’t a kid who moved out from Iowa with aspirations of becoming a famous star – I was intrigued by the idea of filmmaking and by the idea of what it would be like to play a character in a movie.
The Wonder Woman that you see in ‘Batman v Superman’ is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man. Whereas, in the standalone movie, we are telling the grown-up story, Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before.
To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man.
It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.
I’m actually quite a shy person and it’s becoming clearer to me. Sometimes I would like to disappear, maybe only for an hour.
The biggest obstacle to people becoming better is that you have to really want to be a good person in order to be a better person, and most people would rather be other things.
I don’t think I was all that late in becoming a father.
Sometimes I’ll have sections that I’m not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they’ll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what’s an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.
I entered the navy with the great ambition of becoming a naval soldier and going to war. Either I die from this festering wound – because I refuse to have my arm amputated – or I recover from it and continue being a soldier. I have a one-in-two chance, and I shall bet my life on it!
The lopsided attitudes of college professors pose a serious challenge to learning because students are so susceptible to becoming lopsided sheep.
We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that, in the end, grinds to a halt.
I like this idea of becoming fully realised.
I dreamed of becoming a scientist, in general, and a paleontologist, in particular, ever since the Tyrannosaurus skeleton awed and scared me.
I think basically becoming famous has taken the place of going to Heaven in modern society, hasn’t it? That’s the place where your dreams will come true. It’s an act of faith now; they think that’s going to sort things out.
There are ways of avoiding becoming tabloid fodder and therefore giving people license to pry into your private life. And there’s a distinction between being an actor and being a celebrity. You may become a celebrity through acting, but you don’t need to do so.
For thousands of years, we have gained the power to control the world outside us but not to control the world inside. You could stop a river from flowing, but you could not stop your body from becoming old. You could kill mosquitoes, but you could not kill annoying thoughts buzzing inside your head.
Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.
Character actors are becoming a thing of the past. They’re just going by the wayside. They’re just cutting through that caliber of acting.
I’d done all the things I thought a person had to do in order to be successful and fulfilled, like getting a great education and becoming a lawyer, and yet there was zero spark in my life. But there was no light-bulb moment. It was gradual. In the early 1990s, I decided to experiment and try some new ways of living.
Italy remained attached to conservatism. It had a political class that lived in the past and didn’t build the future. The past is our strength, but it risks becoming our ruin if we walk with our heads turned backwards.
We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid.
Watching a person lose their dignity used to be uncomfortable, and now it’s an expected part of the program that we’re becoming comfortable with.
The Syrian army is tired of corruption. It is tired of party nepotism. It is becoming very angry with those it blames for the war.
If someone says that he can think or talk about quantum physics without becoming dizzy, that shows only that he has not understood anything whatever about it.
In ’82 and ’83, that was the rise of the VCR. Every Friday, my brother and I would go to Crazy Eddie’s – which was a video store in Manhattan – and rent five horror movies. And that’s basically what we did, basically, for three years. Becoming social misfits.
Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
It felt natural. That is what I remember most about becoming a father halfway through my 20s. As if Mother Nature was giving me the big thumbs up.
Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.
Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It’s a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, ‘Get a job, son.’
I’m fascinated by the idea that genetics is digital. A gene is a long sequence of coded letters, like computer information. Modern biology is becoming very much a branch of information technology.
Life has a funny way of becoming ordinary as soon as it can.
No one’s going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude.
Yes, in my books I do edit myself to keep from becoming the Village Explainer.
Laboring men can perform for themselves the office of becoming their own employers.
I had had some months of depression. Not serious enough to keep me from work. So, I guess you’d call that a mild depression. It was becoming worse. And I was being treated for it with anti-depressants.
While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.
You’re always becoming; you’ve never arrived. And I use that day by day just for me to work hard each and every day, and know that no matter how good I worked out today, no matter how good I thought I was today, I can always get better and always be a better person.
You can’t assume any place you go is private because the means of surveillance are becoming so affordable and so invisible.
LinkedIn is increasingly becoming a very strong place for companies to develop their talent plans, their recruitment plans, and so there are ways in which we can track some of the momentum there.
Don’t get too set on becoming an actor at an early age. I think that’s where some people get into trouble. Acting becomes their life. I don’t want that.
As a child, I used to have a secret dread – and a recurring nightmare – of the whole world becoming city, being covered with cement and buildings and streets. No more country. No more woods.
I know as a child, I was really interested in becoming a manga artist, to create my own stories and illustrate them and present something that people would be interested in reading and looking at as well.
I think it’s becoming cool to have mental toughness or to meditate. It’s a thing, but I don’t think people really understand the value of it.
As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature.
Beauty is for everyone, and I think that CoverGirl, being such a timeless and iconic brand, recognizing that is so important. It truly shows that we are becoming a more accepting industry.
It’s becoming very much like 1979 again.
The distinction between reality and fiction in America seems like it is becoming really blurry. With its religious fanaticism, reality TV programs and fake news broadcasts being aired by the government, the States feel like they are entering the Dark Ages.
The only time I think about life beyond F1 is when I contemplate becoming a dad. But there’s no way that’s going to happen while I’m still racing. To be successful in F1 you need to be very selfish in lots of ways and you’re away from home for long periods. That’s not the kind of father I want to be.
There’s so much to becoming a woman.
My task is becoming more and more delicate, while the difficulties increase constantly.
Resistance to revelation, resistance to becoming conscious of all that dwells within us – high and low, light and dark – is the anti-change factor. It is also the mainspring of all our psychological fears.
Even when I was on vacation after the Olympia, I was looking for gym to train in. Not only was it 24 hours a day, it was 365 days a year. That may have been a little too extreme, but that is what got me there from that little backstreet gym in England to becoming Mr. Olympia.
That means presenting the issues in certain ways that will appeal to those people and then becoming a prisoner of your own language and thought process. That has always happened – it’s just been intensified.
I did not become an actor to earn money – that I could have done it in my village by becoming a farmer. I wanted to show my craft, which I am so passionate about.
I am becoming more radical with age. I have noticed that writers, when they are old, become milder. But for me it is the opposite. Age makes me more angry.
I am really proud to be a part in whatever way of women becoming active in the political scene. I think it was the first time that people came to terms with the reality of what it meant to have a Senate made up of 98 men and two women.
For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal.
Becoming an Olympian is the ultimate reward for any athlete.
The batteries are gradually becoming charged, and if the prudence of the government does not provide an outlet for the currents that are accumulating, some day the spark will be generated.
Becoming a mother cannot help but change things. An author’s life is reflected in their writing, whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is one of the biggest life changes there is.
First, how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy? Second, how do we make technology work for us, and not against us – especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change? Third, how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman?
Christianity is not about the divine becoming human so much as it is about the human becoming divine. That is a paradigm shift of the first order.
Before becoming a mom, I never knew how good I had it to just spend time at a spa for a few hours. Now, those days are far and between. So when I have an hour, it’s all about the mani and pedi.
If we’re going to have any chance of sending stuff to other star systems, we need to be laser-focused on becoming a multi-planet civilisation.
If I’m not working, I have a habit of becoming rather insular.
I had dreams of becoming an officer and a gentleman. But hey: One out of two ain’t bad.
Ironically, becoming known publicly was my biggest fear. And it was partly because I’m on the whole a fairly shy person.
Becoming a mother was the single defining event of my life. It felt like the whole world shifted.
I mean, all alternative comedy is are comedians that have being doing it for so long, for so long, that they were relaxed enough to start becoming personal on stage.
I believe in the old, because it shows us where we come from – where our souls have risen from. And I believe in the new, because it gives us the opportunity to create who we are becoming.
For me everything in the film was gradually building, becoming more emotional, so it helped. At the end of it all I was emotionally drained. At that point I took Rose’s view, that this has to happen, there’s nothing I can do about it.
Deleting 200 spams a day is a drag. And I was checking my email constantly, rather than getting on with my real work, which is reading and writing. Email was becoming a distraction, a burden rather than a liberation.
I’ll admit that it’s not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance.
Winston was a bit of a challenge, all right, from a lot of different perspectives. It wasn’t just the culture or the class divide or the historical baggage – it was also the age difference. We had to see if I could be aged-up legitimately, without it becoming some sort of hokey acting challenge.
Blitzscaling is what you do when you need to grow really, really quickly. It’s the science and art of rapidly building out a company to serve a large and usually global market, with the goal of becoming the first mover at scale. This is high-impact entrepreneurship.
Thus, the forces and value systems that are most threatened by this shift are becoming the most coherent and are rising to the top as minority or plurality powers. But they do not represent either the shift, the change, or the future.
This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn’t settle well with me at all.
So I was very close to ordination. I was delighted to be ordained a deacon, which is the last step between, before becoming a priest. But then it all fell apart.
I remember when I was in college, I used to watch Julia Child’s cooking show during dinner and joke with my roommates about becoming a TV chef.
When I was growing up, I dreamed about becoming a cowgirl, a detective, a spy, a great actress, or a ballerina. Not a dentist, like my father, or a homemaker, like my mother – and certainly not a writer, although I always loved to read.
Yeah I grew up in the public eye. I became a man in the public eye, which is kind of a bizarre thing to come to terms with. Now I’m in my late 20s and I was in my early 20s when I became recognizable. But I think ‘Moneyball’ represents a very strong shift in my career and becoming an adult and a man.
Ever since going up to university, I have accumulated new debt, and new means of becoming indebted.
Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
The way the recession has affected Hollywood, a lot of actors that had robust opportunities before in film no longer have such plum options, so cable has done a good job of becoming a happy medium for artists deemed film actors.
I want kids to have a chance to dream of becoming something like I did in my life, and when you’re living in a home that’s dysfunctional and unhealthy that way, you don’t dream like that.
Food became for me a way of becoming self-sufficient with my hands, to regain manual literacy, which I think has been lost on our generation and certainly younger generations. Very few people can actually make things with their hands and do things with their hands.
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
I decided that I wanted to be an artist in middle school, and although my mom wasn’t fully on board with me becoming a trainee, she really supported me throughout the years and is very proud of me now.
I became a film director, but I wasn’t successful with my first couple of films, so I had to turn to becoming a film critic to make a living.
If you dream of becoming an eagle, you follow your dreams and not the words of a bunch of chickens.
Becoming a vampire is forever. You don’t get to change your mind about it later. For me, I think that’s one of the big drawbacks with anything that’s permanent. How do you know how you’re going to feel in five years or 10 years? Even with a tattoo.
Science fiction is becoming more of a diverse kind of genre.
When you are a kid, you are beset by fears, and you think, ‘I’ll solve the fear by living forever and becoming a movie star.’
I can’t sit around doing nothing. If I’m not working, I have a habit of becoming rather insular.
My concern is that contention is becoming accepted as a way of life.
I’m happy with the man I’m becoming.
Becoming a mother has turned my world upside down, but in a really good way – it’s the best.
Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation.
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
On becoming a mother, I sort of feel like every kid is my kid. I really do get that sense in a much more profound way that we all are a global community and we all have to band to try and give the children of our this generation whatever tools we can to go out into this world and try and make it a better place.
I’m learning that human pressure on wildlife is becoming increasingly dangerous. You’ve got to be more alert because more animals have been pushed around, wounded, subjected to human harassment, ambushed, all kinds of stress. When they attack, it’s totally predictable.
Acting changed my life. I say God and then acting. Because becoming an actor, I’ve gained a new respect for humanity. And I believe that it’s also helped me to grow as a person. It’s been one of the biggest blessings and expressions that I could have ever been gifted with.
I always had becoming a meteorologist as my goal from the second I decided, while I was in school, just to study meteorology.
I was lucky that I started very young, since I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do. But my father is very conservative, and he never considered fashion to be a real career but something I could pursue as a hobby. He wanted me to be a doctor, and at one point, I thought of becoming a plastic surgeon.
I want to paint Montreal as a rather fantastic city, which it was, because nobody knows today what it was like. And I’m one of the last survivors, or rapidly becoming one.
I find when I’m more awake, I tend to think more of the structure and movement of a tune, abrupt transitions, etc.; things becoming more composed.
My dad is so impressed. He loves the movies and would take us two, three times a week, so this fantasy of mine of becoming an actor? I can blame my father for that. He’s so amazed. And so happy.
The situation in the United States is becoming more dire for average ordinary Americans and the last thing we need to do is to spend money on death, destruction and war.
The fact is I don’t drive just to get from A to B. I enjoy feeling the car’s reactions, becoming part of it.
Sisters, when about their work, should not put on clothing which would make them look like images to frighten the crows from the corn. It is more gratifying to their husbands and children to see them in a becoming, well-fitting, attire, than it can be to merely visitors or strangers.
I wear the national dress because it is the most natural and the most becoming for an Indian.
If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don’t think there’s anything that could stop me becoming President of the United States.
We’ve all heard stories of lottery winners, rock stars, heirs and heiresses, and professional athletes becoming millionaire morons who wake up rich but are broke by nightfall.
I have no interest in becoming a tax exile and living somewhere I don’t want to – I just want to be at home with my family.
Everything I have experienced and learned in football led me towards one day becoming a coach.
I was good at football and cricket at school. My dad said, ‘Son, be an architect,’ and I came to Melbourne passionate about becoming an architect.
When I started using SoundCloud, it was just becoming a thing.
Anything that opens you up emotionally is going to impact your acting. Parenthood, becoming a mom, certainly does that.
By then, I was making the slow transition from classical biochemistry to molecular biology and becoming increasingly preoccupied with how genes act and how proteins are made.
I think I am becoming obsessive-compulsive. David Beckham apparently turns all the Diet Coke cans in his fridge to face the same way every morning, and I nerdily sharpen all the pencils in my pot before sitting down to work.
If you look at Griswold, what you can see is the first time the Court recognized the right to privacy, which ends up becoming ultimately the right to abortion.
There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain – do something to make more money yourself.
Becoming a bird ecologist was just luck! I had the chance to be a field assistant for a scientist working in the Galapagos Islands, and while I was there, I saw a particular problem in behavioral biology that I wanted to solve and, in the process, made myself into a bird ecologist.
Life is a lively process of becoming.
I never thought about becoming an actor. Even when I applied for university, I didn’t choose theater as a major to become an actor.
Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.
Acting was my after-school activity. I never planned on growing up and becoming an actor.
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
I took a gamble in becoming an actor and my dream job has been realised.
Becoming famous is a really shocking thing, especially when you don’t have aspirations to it. It got to the point where I would try and avoid making eye contact with anyone. It was freaky, and it just happened overnight. I couldn’t handle it.
The world is becoming an immense military base, and that base is becoming a mental hospital the size of the world. Inside the nuthouse, which ones are crazy?
Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person.
We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed.
Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I’m not promoting that. But my songs are talking… about me becoming a man.
Curvy models are becoming more and more vocal about the isolating nature of the term ‘plus-size.’ We are calling ourselves what we want to be called – women, with shapes that are our own.
Becoming famous is a strange thing in your own right.
When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I’d go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor.
I’m excited about becoming a transmedia storyteller. The idea that we can tell the ‘Agent Mom’ story online with MTV Comics and build a fan base that we can take over to Paramount to discuss turning that story it into a movie is just awesome.
By 1960, the South Africans knew that they were becoming a pariah state.
Dealing with the fame and going from nothing and becoming something where everyone wants a piece of you, your life changes in a day.
Within three months I had gone from being this black sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star.
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
The fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.
Most of my family and friends are very familiar with the human space flight program and with the excitement of becoming an astronaut.
At the end of the day, all I can be is me. I’m not John Cena. In my 30 years, I’ve never been John Cena. I don’t even think about becoming him. I just want to be – I want to be Roman Reigns. I want to do things my way. I think that’s why I’m in the deep water with Vince McMahon and ‘The Authority’.
The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules, where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all, and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about.
I went to Northampton College of Further Education. I left there – when I was 16, I left Kingsthorpe Upper – and I went and did a diploma in performing arts, so it was my start in the training process to becoming an actor.
And I’m asking for your support because I want to defend America, as I’ve said before, from becoming a socialist nation.
Theaters are always going to be around, and doing fine. With computers and technology, we’re becoming more and more secluded from each other. And the movie theater is one of the last places where we can still gather and experience something together. I don’t think the desire for that magic will ever go away.
I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis.
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that’s becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.
Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a telephone call in March of 1992 if, since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming a candidate for president, to get on all 50 ballots.
I think this movie, ‘Moneyball,’ symbolizes becoming a man for me, and I think my character becomes a man. It’s important to me: I’m becoming a man. I’m taking my life seriously. I’m taking my acting really seriously, and it’s important for me to play adults. It’s important for me to change and develop as I get older.
When you reach a certain level, you live in a bubble when all you think, dream and breathe is becoming the best athlete in the world.
I don’t love cinematography that’s very flashy because I find that it keeps the audience from becoming a part of the film; it becomes sort of self-reflective.
Once the director calls for action, we act; we stop when he says ‘Cut.’ It is sort of like meditation – unknowingly, you are moving out of yourself, becoming someone else. That is why I consider acting a form of meditation.
I’ve learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn’t end. I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without becoming defensive and unforgiving.
My father once said about being a parent that it is the only thing you do that requires a very long period of learning, and at about the time that you are becoming competent, you don’t need the skills anymore. Notwithstanding this modest assessment of their parenting skills, they were wonderful parents.
Every democracy is constructed day-to-day. And the electoral process reduces and minimalizes every single aspect of human complexity. We’re putting it into pamphlets. We’re doing a publicity show. We’re becoming symbols.
The world is becoming nicer and easier, but that doesn’t mean we are any less lonely or any more connected.
I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade – or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.
Today it is becoming harder to speak out, with the inception of the Patriot Act, the president has legislated free speech to be a crime.
The alternate media are becoming important and viable alternatives to playing live. Records, videos, that kind of thing. They’re going to start to count for something. Because there’s only a limited amount of us-time available to us.
There are a lot of personal things that take place when becoming governor and I am happy to work with him should he ask. I will give him the best advice I can give.
I have therefore concluded to apply for the privilege of becoming a Cadet at West Point.
I’m becoming more squeamish. I didn’t use to be – nine years of ‘Silent Witness’ prepared me for most things one will have the misfortune to see in life. Before, I’d be wading up to my neck in gore, but now I tend to look away.
I am becoming increasingly difficult to please as a reader, but I adore being surprised by a really wonderful book, written by someone I’ve never heard of before.
When digital technology started becoming the norm, you’ve got 50, 60, 70 years of recordings on tapes that are just deteriorating. Like, a two-inch reel of recording tape won’t last forever. It dissolves. It will disappear.
Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It’s disappearing. My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there’s something visceral about opening a letter – I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting.
But when you’re a celebrity, you discover that you’re no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That’s one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man.
I’m not saying that the press is wrong to report any internal differences we have, but at the same time, I think it’s our job to keep them from becoming public issues, for anything that detracts from the purely athletic aspects of the sport is bad for us.
I think diversity can also be a resource, an asset, especially in a world that is becoming globalized, to deal with difference, to deal with variety, to deal with complexity.
The art market is global now, and there’s becoming more of an international consensus about what constitutes good art.
I grew up in a Hindu household but went to a Roman Catholic school. I grew up with a mother who said, ‘I’ll arrange a marriage for you at 18,’ but she also said that we could achieve anything we put our minds to an encourage us to dream of becoming prime minister or president.
I never thought about becoming a professional singer, but I am in touch with Bono about releasing a musical movie. It will be about an Irish band during the ’70s who are looking for fortune in Las Vegas. I should play the singer of the band but I don’t want to sing in front of anybody.
There is an increasing awareness of the interrelatedness of things. We are becoming less prone to accept an immediate solution without questioning its larger implications.
Many of us spend the first part of our adult lives becoming – stepping into the roles we take on so that they come to define our lives. But I’ve learned that we don’t really grow up until we unbecome.
In these difficult times, when tough decisions are required, the differences between Labour and the Tories are becoming much clearer. One party believes in intervention to reduce social and economic costs and the other believes in market forces and letting things take their course.
I want to talk to the audience. This is what I’ve been doing in my work in French forever – talking about small things becoming big problems. I notice all the details, all the tiny little things.
Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.
I’m becoming far more interested in just functionality and making sure my body is as strong as it can be so I can swing my kids around and not worry about aches and pains.
I played with different words like ‘home run,’ ‘megahit,’ and they just all sounded kind of ‘blah.’ So I put in ‘unicorn’ because they are – these are very rare companies in the sense that there are thousands of startups in tech every year, and only a handful will wind up becoming a unicorn company. They’re really rare.
You have teenagers thinking they’re going to make millions as NBA stars when that’s not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
I believe the world is increasingly in danger of becoming split into groups which cannot communicate with each other, which no longer think of each other as members of the same species.
When I was growing up in the United States and Sweden, I never thought about becoming a politician.
As the National Football League and other pro sports increasingly reckon with the early dementia, mental health issues, suicides and even criminal behavior of former players, the risk of what’s known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), is becoming clear.
In cyberspace, it is becoming increasingly difficult to uphold security for one’s own country by sacrificing that of others.
We can create the ultimate job security by becoming less dependent on the organization for which we work and more dependent on our own resources.
As Stephen’s fame began to take off in a big way, and because he was so immersed in physics, it was becoming more and more difficult to communicate with him.
A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.
It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained, and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge.
I’d tell myself to not feel pressure about time, that every moment you invest on watching, exploring, studying and enjoying what you love to do, that all becomes part of becoming what you want to be.
The most that one of Jewish faith can do – and some have gladly done it – is to say that Jesus was the greatest in the long succession of Jewish prophets. None can acknowledge that Jesus was the Messiah without becoming a Christian.
I had my heart set on becoming an English teacher, but stumbled into acting after meeting a theatrical agent in my dad’s restaurant in San Diego.
You grow up in a Sicilian household, becoming an actor is not a big leap.
The fear of failure never goes away. In many ways, you could argue that success multiplies the opportunities for failure. It’s just more of an argument for becoming more comfortable with it.
The character I played on ‘Everwood’ was so serious and melancholic that after doing it for four years, it really started affecting my soul. I was becoming Ephram.
It’s becoming plainer and plainer that what is going on in South America and in South-Eastern Asia is directly related to the war in Russia, for they are all parts of one single Great World War.
I am neither a method actor nor a trained one. So, I don’t generally prepare for any role. Becoming the character and being in that moment are most important.
Becoming the first Canadian male to win a Major Championship, especially being the Masters, was a dream come true.
I’m becoming more adventurous.
I’m not interested in becoming a bigger star, I’m not interested in being the wealthiest guy in the world. I’m doing fine, I love acting, and I want to do it for the rest of my life.
God knows how many things a man misses by becoming smug and assuming that matters will take their own course.
I believe that in intense conflict, far from becoming sharper, differences melt away.
In the past Berlin was much more radical and extreme and now it’s becoming much more of a conventional European city.
I almost became a music major, but somehow I was so enthralled with the camera and becoming a director that I stuck with film school and theatrics.
Ultimately, broadcasters and advertisers have to change the way they do business or they run the risk of linear TV becoming obsolete.
I think my guideline has been to find things that inspire me. And as long as I stick to that, I don’t think I’ll have any problems crossing over to becoming an adult actress.
‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ wound up becoming a love story even though it was not initially meant to be one.
I think that people who get to a certain position, and then try to ferociously defend it or build on it, it’s kind of a dead-end street. You see people becoming miserable that way.
An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life – becoming a better person.
It was becoming clear that, from being at the top at Holy Cross, we were at the bottom at St. Peter’s. Objectively, this was very good, for it offered us a challenge and an opportunity to grow if we were ready to take it; and we surely were.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
There have been some brilliant and very successful standalone books that work in themselves and also seem to refresh a series. Anyone who writes a series lives in fear of it becoming stale, so you do whatever you can to keep it fresh – although it does feel a bit nerve-racking to write outside of your comfort zone.
I think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing old is becoming invisible. There’s something very front and center about being young.
We’re supposed to be becoming more evolved as a society, and we’re actually becoming less evolved.
The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and more like the job of university president, which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge, but you are not.
Finally I’m becoming stupider no more.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
Honestly, I am not trying to discourage anyone from becoming an actress, but if you want to become one be prepared to face everything that comes – along with it.
I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.
I’ve always been interested in setting my stories against a big event, the importance of which my younger readers are slowly becoming aware of as they move into their teens.
The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.
What’s great in the modern world is that it’s becoming easier and easier for people to create without having access to large sums of money. They need access to certain technologies, but the cost is far less than it used to be.
It so happened that my goals kind of matched my career progression toward becoming an astronaut.
The government is becoming the family of last resort.
I feel like there’s an obsession with pace right now in theater, with things being very fast and very witty and very loud, and I think we’re all so freaked out about theater keeping audiences interested because everybody’s so freaked out about theater becoming irrelevant.
Becoming a ‘Sir’ is slightly uncomfortable at first, although it is a considerable honor. It is amazing how quickly you become accustomed to it.
The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies.
More than one-third of Mexicans in the United States own property in Mexico, nearly 80 percent send money home and 25 percent have a spouse in Mexico. Assimilation and becoming an American citizen are not the objective for many of them.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
I started photographing amazing African wildlife for my own pleasure. It was like a much-needed antidote to my life in the city, which I was fast becoming allergic to.
Intensity is so much more becoming in the young.
Personally, I’m not a Republican, and I’m not a Democrat. People need to stop focusing on becoming part of a party and instead voting with their mind and their heart.
I found it interesting that as people become more technically oriented all over the world, at the same time people are becoming increasingly spiritual. The success of the Da Vinci code – even though it was a great yawn – also showed people’s interest in religion.
When your child stops breathing 60 times a night, you don’t worry about what’s going on next year or even next week. You put aside thoughts about which preschool you’re going to enroll him in and focus on how he’s doing right now. It’s not the Norman Rockwell relationship that you sign on for when becoming a parent.
The industry is becoming very ready for animal identification.
I’ve had people that I’ve given up on, kicked out – situations where I was becoming part of the problem because I was sort of enabling so I said, ‘Godspeed, farewell.’ And they’ve come back to me four years later and they’re in a CDAAC program or they’re getting a PhD.
We think Android is very, very fragmented, and becoming more fragmented by the day. And as you know, Apple strives for the integrated model so that the user isn’t forced to be the systems integrator.
The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It’s not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it’s about self-revelation, becoming who you are.
I was very influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, both of whom I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming friends with.
I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver. I never did have to wait tables, though, so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.
Evil is only imperfection, that which is not complete, which is becoming, but has not yet found its end.
Resources are becoming scarcer. If we want to promote new growth, we should focus on the quality of the value we are creating.
I guess I’m just proud that I kept on working, not becoming just a viral hit.
Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball.
And no again: My studio is not a first or any step toward becoming any type of businessman on my part.
Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries.
I’m not in the business of becoming famous. And that’s the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it’s not important to be seen. It’s important to do. There’s a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.
I’m always uneasy with messages. I think if there is a message, it’s about taking control of your life. Not becoming a victim. Be true to yourself. In essence it’s about love in the drug culture.
I’m very picky about the meat I eat. I eat grass-fed beef, which is now becoming more common. Yes, it’s still more expensive, but it’s a very sustainable product.
Becoming a dad was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare.
I’m getting to a point where everything is becoming streamlined in my life. I’m learning how to stand onstage for two hours and play in front of thousands of people as if I am completely in the moment every moment.
I wasn’t losing my focus but I was getting tired of focusing. What I was focusing on was becoming too routine, too ritual, not something that was interesting, new and exciting.
Nicaragua is fast becoming a terrorist country club.
My readers and my audiences have turned into my followers. They are more than interested in what I have to say in the subjects of sales, loyalty, attitude, networking, business social media, and becoming a trusted advisor.
I want to be involved with young people in some way. Teenagers. Because that’s the most vulnerable time. I have a fantasy of becoming a teacher one day.
Like most musicians, I’m good at becoming immersed in the music that I am currently working on. We seldom lift up our heads to contemplate even the music we will be doing in the future, let alone what we’ve done in the past.
The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened.
Huge numbers of people in London depend on their cars. Fuel duty is becoming a big factor in people’s cost of living. I believe in trying to ease these burdens.
There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.
An AIDS-free generation would mean that virtually no child is born with HIV; that, as those children grow up, their risk of becoming infected is far lower than it is today; and that those who become infected can access treatment to help prevent them from developing AIDS and from passing the virus on to others.
Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don’t have to do as much, like you don’t go on as many outings.
I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history.
I think it’s becoming very acceptable for adults and teenagers to be playful lifelong. You know, it’s very acceptable to be a video gamer and be 35 years old. It’s acceptable to be a Lego adult fan and build amazing things, even though you’re 40 or 25 years old.
Growing up sucks, doesn’t it? I understand why people wouldn’t want to get old – but it’d be one thing if we became a culture obsessed with eating right, doing yoga, going to therapy and becoming at one with ourselves. That be great. But we don’t do that. We seem to be obsessed with all the wrong ways to stay young.
I could describe my career in two words: who knew. I was on the path to becoming a professional baseball player, but I got injured in college. When I decided to move out to L.A. to try acting, nobody was betting on me, not even my family.
Physics is becoming too difficult for the physicists.
Becoming a coach has to be in your blood. There are hundreds and thousands of former athletes out there, but there are maybe only 10 people who want to dedicate their lives by taking on a job as a coach. Not only a master, a coach should also be a brother or sister to his apprentices.
You can’t help getting older, but you can help yourself from becoming old and infirm, in mind as well as body.
Becoming a writer wasn’t a choice (there would have been far more worthwhile things to do); it was the best, most fruitful way of being a bit ill.
You’re thinking about a dish, you’re thinking about an ingredient, and in many ways, you end up becoming a naked chef in front of the customer, because what you put on the plate is you. It’s who you are and where you’ve been.
The kind of society which we still have is maybe, in some cases, getting worse. Competition is becoming a virtue. Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest. Even to see other folks as competition.
Barry White seemed so filled with self-parody at first that it was easy to dismiss him. But it is becoming increasingly obvious with every additional release that he is a very talented man.
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.
I’ve spent most of my life trying to wear a persona that didn’t quite fit and when I started writing books, it was like finally becoming the right person.
Part of becoming a little bit older and having the opportunities that I have, you want to start giving back to people who have been influential and helped you along the way.
I’m so fascinated by YouTube culture. I have no idea how it’s working, but more and more people are becoming Internet famous, and it is because it allows you to have an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable to be yourself, which you might not get otherwise.
Becoming an author changes your attitude too. Once you see where books come from, and how they’re made, they never seem quite as sacred again.
I guess I’m in a state of becoming. Even though I’ve had a full career and I’ve been around a long time, it’s like dinosaurs are coming back. It’s all new. I’m having to be on my own and seeing how exciting life can be now.
I’ve been in and out of Wall Street since 1949, and I’ve never seen the type of animosity between government and Wall Street. And I’m not sure where it comes from, but I suspect it’s got to do with a general schism in this society which is really becoming ever more destructive.
I don’t think I wrote my first song until I was 25. And then everything I wrote ended up becoming my first album. I put my music online, and from that, things just happened.
Music’s not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.
We don’t defeat evil by becoming evil.
I believe that Britain is becoming more class-conscious, and I quake at the very idea of Old Etonians ruling the world again.
Suddenly, my friend’s daughters are becoming my best friends. I have so many 12-year-old girlfriends.
I go out and look for a good story to tell and if I like it enough and I decide to direct it, I become dangerously involved in becoming a part of that story.
Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
I like to be human and not lose myself in becoming a mannequin, which people in showbiz are accused of.
Children born to teens have less supportive and stimulating environments, poorer health, lower cognitive development, and worse educational outcomes. Children of teen mothers are at increased risk of being in foster care and becoming teen parents themselves, thereby repeating the cycle.
My job isn’t about pursuing fame and then becoming an actor. It’s about becoming an actor, and if fame follows suit, that’s fine.
A domain name is your address, your address on the Internet. We all have a physical address; we’re all going to need an address in cyberspace. They’re becoming increasingly important. I believe we’ll get to the point where when you’re born, you’ll be issued a domain name.
Sham marriages have been widespread; people have been allowed to settle in Britain without being able to speak English; and there have not been rules in place to stop migrants becoming a burden on the taxpayer. We are changing all of that.
Aspiration, it seems, is in danger of becoming the preserve of the wealthy.
I founded Netflix. I’ve built it steadily over 12 years now, first with DVD becoming profitable in 2002, a head-to-head ferocious battle with Blockbuster and evolving the company toward streaming.
The death of anti-gay hate speech is no doubt being hastened by the head-spinning speed with which gays as a group – to say nothing of gay marriage – are becoming an unremarkable and even quite traditional parts of American life.
That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor: You can become whoever you want to be.
Alas, I think I am becoming a god.
This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It’s based on capital punishment.
Dreams from 1991 are becoming reality. We will build good relations between nations and people. We will strive towards mutual respect and equality of every individual, sex, race and national or any other minority.
The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending.
The reserve currency role seems to add prestige to an area and some people in Europe have talked about the desirability of the euro becoming an international reserve currency.
‘I Am Number Four’ is an action-packed adventure entwined with a romantic story. I play the role of John Smith. John wants to be a normal kid, but he is from a different planet and he has been given this destiny of becoming a warrior.
My whole life I’ve played music for my own personal enjoyment and the idea of it becoming a machine or a business is just horrible.
My college training was primarily in theatre, with an eye to becoming a director, actor, or producer.
In getting older, I find myself becoming progressively more ineffectual in a lot of different ways, and part of that is down to no longer having the youthful feeling that what you’re doing has any true impact.
As a teenager, I developed a great interest in not only horse breeding but also horse racing and used to bet based on red-hot tips. I realized that becoming a bookmaker would be very lucrative, but Dad put his foot down, saying it was an inappropriate career.
I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
I think the thought of a traditional family home is awesome. Traditional roles are becoming a thing of the past, but I think there is something really charming about them.
I have a son, Mason, who is disabled – cerebral palsy – and he does not walk independently, sit independently or speak. He uses a talking computer. I started becoming an advocate for him when he was 3 years old.
Food is no longer sacred to us: in becoming too efficient we’ve changed its nature.
Coming up with a ballpark figure on how much you need to pay your expenses, such as your mortgage or rent, insurance, and utilities, is the first place to start when developing your ultimate goal of becoming a multimillionaire.
I was happy being a lawyer, and the thought of becoming a model or even actor never came to my mind, even though I knew I looked good.
I don’t think people really understood what I did. And you know, in my book, ‘A Helluva High Note’ deals with my back story, that I was a songwriter, that I spent years trying to hone my craft and being rejected and then finally becoming a successful songwriter, record executive and publisher.
I am an obsessive garage cleaner – my wife and the neighbors make fun of me. I remember that my father was the same way, and now when I’m out there unearthing things in the garage, I realize I am becoming my dad!
Ecology and economy are becoming inextricably entwined, and the world is becoming more conscious of this fact.
Burt Lancaster was largely responsible for me becoming a director.
India’s rivers are undergoing a drastic change. Our perennial rivers are becoming seasonal. Many of the smaller rivers have already vanished.
Kids who don’t play are not just at greater risk of falling behind academically, but also of becoming overweight or obese, failing to integrate socially, and even engaging in criminal activity.
I never took a path that was the usual path for someone in my generation. A lot of the women who I went to school with, in those days, it was still the track of becoming a teacher, becoming a nurse. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but I didn’t go down that path.
I have dreams of becoming a professional pastry chef and having a little bakery – that’s how much I love baking. I love to cook in general, but my heart lies in desserts.
After being Washington’s aide for four years and becoming the hero of Yorktown, Hamilton was viewed with a great deal of suspicion because of his association with Tories.
I think I’m becoming more relaxed in front of a camera. I suppose I’ll always feel slightly more at home on stage. It’s more of an actor’s medium. You are your own editor, nobody else is choosing what is being seen of you.
You know how everyone – there’s this maxim that we all become our mother or we all become our parents. And, generally, I really wouldn’t mind becoming my mother. I really like her, so I wouldn’t mind becoming her. But I definitely need to edit her.
You have to look out for becoming trapped in a place where people want to see you all the time doing one thing.
Software is becoming no different than a videotape or a record album or a paperback book, and not all of us are ready for that change.
Becoming food savvy is one thing, but it’s amazing how fast savvy turns to snooty, and snooty leaves you preparing three-hour meals that break your budget and that the kids won’t even eat.
When I was put up as a candidate for this, I was a political person. But after becoming the president, I become non-political, a-political, because president does not then belong to any political party.
Perhaps… I mean there are people who defend that it as an art. I don’t. I like it but it’s not an art form as far as I’m concerned, and yet it’s a similar thing, once you can’t land those jumps, you’re disqualified – that precludes it from ever becoming a serious art form.
The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.
There’s so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.
To me, Berlin is as much a conceit as a reality. Why? Because the city is forever in the process of becoming, never being, and so lives more powerfully in the imagination.
Audiences in every medium are becoming far more savvy. No one goes to watch a Tom Cruise movie any more just because it’s starring Tom Cruise.
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
I throw a leather biker jacket over everything. It adds an instant downtown cool vibe and stops a look becoming too girlie. Bonus points if you wear it like a cape!
I think the more you do this and the more comfortable you become on stage, you start speaking more and becoming more of a character in yourself.
The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
Suffering makes a people greater, and we have suffered much. We had a message to give the world, but we were overwhelmed, and the message was cut off in the middle. In time there will be millions of us – becoming stronger and stronger – and we will complete the message.
Realistically, the chance of any book becoming a film is slim.
I think the forms of terrorism are becoming very diverse, amongst them cyber-terrorism, for example.
Increasingly, staying in the middle class – let alone aspiring to become middle class – is becoming a game of chance.
I play the harmonium. I had learned to use the guitar for a bit before becoming a part of the music industry, but unfortunately didn’t pursue it fully. I would love to learn to play the piano because it holds a unique connect for me in terms of rhythm.
I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society.
The awful thing about a conductor becoming geriatric is that you seem to become more desirable, not less.
You know, it was a small, independent movie and with Paramount becoming involved, it was obviously a good thing, but you can’t put a round peg in a square hole.
As an Indian, and now as a politician and a government minister, I’ve become rather concerned about the hype we’re hearing about our own country, all this talk about India becoming a world leader, even the next superpower.
I like texting as much as the next kidult – and embrace it as yet more evidence, along with email, that we live now in the post-aural age, when an unsolicited phone call is, thankfully, becoming more and more understood to be an unspeakable social solecism, tantamount to an impertinent invasion of privacy.
We didn’t defeat the Nazis by becoming Nazis.
I probably like being isolated more than many people do, but I’m lucky to have the friendship of many fine people, and they keep me from becoming very isolated. The world of my mind is certainly a populated and warm place, too. It’s difficult for me to become too isolated with such resources.
When I hit around 65, 66, I started to feel tremendous worth and incredible personal esteem. I was becoming very cognisant of my contribution to the American spirit of helping your fellow man and all of the good stuff.
I had no intention of becoming a performer, and yet under miraculous circumstances I was brought into the music industry fold. If divine powers hadn’t intervened, I’d still be living in China working in some area of Sino-American comparative law.
The lunacy continues and has every chance of becoming a way of life unless we stop it soon. Men are getting so used to wars that the psychiatric wing of the RAMC are planning how to break the news to the men when the war is over.
The fact is that the rich are getting richer while the poor are being left behind. Women remain under-represented in boardrooms and under-engaged in the global workforce. Environmental change is leaving the poorest countries vulnerable. Voters are becoming more and more politically polarised and partisan.
Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It’s not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.
The best thing about becoming successful is that you get flowers all the time.
I think also there’s no question that Lincoln has been diluted down through history in some way, almost by becoming as iconic as he is, in a way he’s become diluted.
I don’t think you should ever start a business and move in a direction where you can’t see it becoming a business.
It was a particularly interesting and exciting time, and the European political and artistic establishment was turned on by the Civil Rights Movement and the artistic revolution that was becoming a part of jazz.
I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And, more importantly, I didn’t want to sacrifice the ladies!
Although we might settle for less, Heavenly Father won’t, for he sees us as the glorious beings we are capable of becoming.
It’s when you get to 60 when everything starts to go pear-shaped. Everyone thinks that becoming an older guy is easy, but you never consider it fully. It comes as quite a shock.
The one thing that is distinctive about America historically has been the fact that we are all able to engage in public discourse without the political becoming personal.
To be honest, busking was a massive part of becoming aware of homelessness. I used to run into a lot of ‘Big Issue’ sellers and a lot of people on the street. It really opened my eyes to the kind of life that they live and the options that are open for them – or not, actually.
In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth.
In order to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear country you have to introduce a system of verification and inspection.
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.
I’m becoming a professional nomad and enjoying that whole part of my life.
I had to come to terms about becoming an addict, which, for a long time, I lied to myself about the status of until I couldn’t lie any more, ’cause I was either going to die or get better.
Humility is becoming a lost art, but it’s not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
It is just because civilization is ever evolving, changing, and becoming more complicated, that experts find it so difficult to define it in explicit terms.
Healthcare is becoming part of information technology.
I went from being a senator, a young senator, to being considered for vice president, running for president, being a vice presidential candidate, and becoming a national public figure. All of which fed a self-focus, an egotism, a narcissism that leads you to believe that you can do whatever you want.
Too much of the education system orients students toward becoming better thinkers, but there is almost no focus on our capacity to pay attention and cultivate awareness.
For me, there was never an end game for becoming a director.
I see the first lady as another means to keep a president from becoming isolated.
Becoming an actor? If it’s not a calling, don’t do it. It’s too hard.
When it came time to find employment, I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer, a field that was closely related to my major at university.
If you’re going to figure something out, study ethics. You can ask What’s the answer? What’s Right and Wrong? What I learned is that nobody knows the answer and there is no Right and Wrong. So I’m incapable of becoming a fundamentalist because there are no absolutes, there’s always a what if.
Managing by values – not by profits – is a powerful process that will set your business on the path to becoming what I call a ‘Fortunate 500’ company.
Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so.
I went to university for a year, and I’m not one for schooling and have no enjoyment sitting in a classroom all day and ended up going to live in England for two years, just to travel. I worked in a bar in a hotel for a couple of years and had no intention of becoming an actor. That’s where I met my agent.
I was an actor before becoming a comedian.
On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine.
I was having serious issues with becoming a diabetic.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
I am evergreen, and with every passing day, I am becoming younger.
The fact that societies are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious is good. Diversity is a strength, not a weakness.
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
For me, acting is becoming naked in front of people, you know? And when you know in the back of your mind somebody is testing you, you cannot really bare yourself. That’s a feeling I always have when I’m auditioning.
I’ve been a staunch advocate of women’s empowerment, and I’ve worked hard throughout my career to advance the cause. It is heartening to see that gender equality is really becoming more of a reality. There is still much more to be done, and I’m confident that, by working together, we can empower women worldwide.
I never really thought about being an actress or being anything like that. I was always a bit scared as well because of the thing about models becoming an actress and all that.
I was singing doo-wop on the corner under the streetlight with four other guys when it wasn’t called doo-wop. We just got together and sang, so that music is inside of me. It’s a lot of stuff that has been rolling around in here and becoming this compost and has made me who I am as a singer.
The tax code is becoming steadily more progressive, which shouldn’t surprise anyone who understands power politics. It’s always easier to force sacrifice on an unpopular minority than it is to ask the majority to pony up.
In Vermont, Governor Madeleine Kunin has given years of service to our state after becoming the state’s first female governor in 1985. She is an inspiration to girls throughout Vermont and the country in allowing them to know that the opportunities they have are unlimited.
I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee’s status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive.
When I first started coming to Calcutta, it brought back a lot of memories… the hardships I went through, the situations I was placed in, and the possibilities of those situations becoming so hostile.
I despise the Lottery. There’s less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.
Think about how much it costs to incarcerate someone. Do we want them just sitting in prison, lifting weights, becoming violent and thinking about the next crime? Or do we want them having a little purpose in life and learning a skill?
In coming to the Congress as a new Member and becoming a fellow Blue Dog, we have had an opportunity to share and really spend a great deal of time in examining the challenges that our Nation finds itself in in getting its fiscal house in order.
All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me.
Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems.
I feel more and more like ‘myself’ these days. Before becoming a father, I can remember a low-level feeling of somehow not quite being myself.
One of the more interesting things I’ve learnt since becoming a writer is that if you like the book, you’ll generally like the person. It doesn’t always work in reverse – there are huge numbers of lovely people out there writing not very good books.
Dieting is becoming easier and easier for me because I’m finding out things that I love.
I have the most loyal fans that have been with me since I was 19 years old, when I was just a young guy becoming a world champion.
I remained a member of the section till 1947, becoming Director in 1946.
I love becoming a character outside of who I am. Even when I was a little girl, I loved make believe, so I like it.
My wife, well she has extensive experience, because before becoming the first lady, she was the wife of the CEO of a large conglomerate. So I have very high hopes that she will carry out her job successfully as first lady of the Republic of Korea.
Of course, becoming champions is something we all want, but I think that the best ‘championship’ for a manager is to see players like Koke, Lucas Hernandez, Angel Correa – lads who have come up from all the way down in the lower divisions – become professionals of a high standard.
A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful.
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.
I never thought about becoming a politician. But during the military dictatorship, my grandfather was put in prison six times and my father twice. If my family and my country didn’t have this history, I might be a professor somewhere today.
Sin and forgiveness and falling and getting back up and losing the pearl of great price in the couch cushions but then finding it again, and again, and again? Those are the stumbling steps to becoming Real, the only script that’s really worth following in this world or the one that’s coming.
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
In a litigation-happy society, clear agreements often prevent small disagreements from becoming big ones.
I had a great movement teacher – he showed me how to walk so I wasn’t becoming like a cartoon.
It’s very easy for me to say what success is. I think success is connecting with an audience who understands you and having a dialogue with them. I think success is continuing to push yourself forward creatively and not sort of becoming a caricature of yourself.
‘Warm Bodies’ ended up becoming one of the most personal relatable things I’ve written.
Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist.
For a while after college, I was thinking of becoming a fitness trainer, and I am a certified aqua trainer.
The coverage of Islam in the media is becoming more sophisticated, and there is more access to knowledge.
We incorporated new tastes and flavors into our kids’ diets from a very early age, which helped to develop their palates and prevented them from becoming picky eaters. We don’t buy junk food and give them options of fresh fruit, yogurt, raw almonds, or dried whole grain cereals for snack time.
I plan on becoming an American citizen and bringing over my family.
If our children are becoming teenagers who are abusive, have mental health issues, and are committing heinous crime, it only means that we have failed them as a society. We have failed to give them a safe, nurturing environment to ensure that they are well-balanced, useful persons in the society.
Within a culture possessed by the myth of feminine evil, the naming, describing, and theorizing about good and evil has constituted a maze/haze of deception. The journey of women becoming is breaking through this maze – springing into free space, which is an a-mazing process.
Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.
I’m becoming a frustrated director, I think, in an actor’s body.
It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.
Becoming a resident of a state may confer the right to get a driver’s license, but it does not and should not confer citizenship.
When characters change on screen, it makes you feel better about yourself. You think, ‘Oh I change too, I’m constantly becoming a better person.’
I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that’s becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
The boundary between neurology and psychiatry is becoming increasingly blurred, and it’s only a matter of time before psychiatry becomes just another branch of neurology.
All the things that were read to me by my father were stories about things becoming all right.
There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can’t think what to do with the long winter evenings.
For a lot of people, becoming an author is a change in occupation… they are coming from something that totally has nothing to do with this. If they are expecting to come into a room full of people praising them, then they are in the wrong place.
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.
If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.
Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.
Gun control is not the answer. The best and most effective path forward, I believe, is one that safeguards our schools from becoming ‘soft targets.’
We know that a college degree is rapidly becoming the price of admission to the global economy.
There is nothing like becoming a mom to fill you with fear.
As Beverly Hills becomes more Iranian-Jewish, it is becoming politically conservative.
The founders had a strong distrust for centralized power in a federal government. So they created a government with checks and balances. This was to prevent any branch of the government from becoming too powerful.
African soccer has grown to the extent that the majority of its players are playing for European teams and that is very good as they are becoming role models for the youngsters on the continent.
The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.
Since I was born and raised in Brazil, the steps to becoming an entrepreneur in the United States have not always been easy.
In becoming an icon, it is useful to die young.
I’m really clear about what my life mission is now. There’s no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I’ve returned to the athlete I once was. I’m integrating all the parts of me – jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher – and becoming stronger as a result.
The fame aspect of winning the Masters… besides being married and becoming a father, that’s a strong third there.
Evidently the arts, all the visual arts, are becoming more democratic in the worst sense of the word.
It is becoming more widely acknowledged that it is better to have a good constitution than not having a perfect one.
I don’t like women who follow fashion in the sense of becoming victims of it. I like women who have elegance, who have allure, who use fashion, rather than the other way around.
Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them.
Becoming a vampire means completely changing your identity.
Rural technology is moving from kind of the back office to where everything, every company – sales, marketing, customer acquisition, new product development, media – all industries are becoming technology industries. And it’s not information technology: it’s business technology.
In a time where the world is becoming personalized, when the mobile phone, the burger, everything has its own personal identity, how should we perceive ourselves and how should we perceive others?
Art should be able to be innovative without compromising itself. That’s why I believe artists should have bigger preoccupations than checking the price tags on their work or becoming curators’ darlings.
I became famous for the fact that I would break many, many limits. People said, ‘He does all these crazy things.’ But oddly it was a crazy thing only because scientists and climbers said, ‘Everest and the 8,000-meter peaks without oxygen – impossible. Messner is becoming sick in his head.’
If you have a coach helping you, developing your skills alongside you, that’s when you’re on your way to becoming not just a participant but achieving.
I trained initially as a physical chemist, and then, after becoming interested in biology, I went to medical school and learned how to be a physician. So, I’m a physician scientist.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
I have no intention of becoming a shorthand author.
Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that.
He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk. He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument, but my instrument needed tuning, and we had to split.
We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine.
Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.
It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.
People say my music is English. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me.
You can’t just count on becoming a syndicated cartoonist. I actually tried to calculate the odds once, and the best I could come up with is a 1-in-36,000 chance. And the odds of getting hit by lightning are 1 in 7,900 – which kind of shows how long those odds are.
What I ended up doing was becoming an actor who didn’t mind doing other people’s words.
We just simply want to get back to basics, get – restore essentially the constitutional foundation of the country, and that means the federal government becoming less onerous, less involved in every – basically every item of our lives. And what that means is there does have to be some transition.
What I got out of it was a great experience working with great people and it becoming a tremendous – basically – a family at the end that none of us wanted to leave.
Becoming a producer enables you to empower yourself, to make the film that you want to make. I have desires to make movies – I have movies I’m developing, and things that I’m interested in.
I think British science is becoming more like American science – and then there is everybody else, I’m afraid.
As children, we have vivid imaginations. We stay up late waiting for Santa Claus, dream of becoming president, and have ideas that defy physics. Then something happens. As we grow older, we start editing our imagination.
Basically, we are a whole world of people desperately trying to figure out what is the dark side of our natures and how much can we explore without becoming something else.
For any band that ends up becoming really big, yeah, hard work has something to do with it, but a lot of it is just pure luck.
It is a hard thing to let go of mistakes we’ve made and sins. God wants us to do that because He knows the guilt and the condemnation will keep us from becoming who He has created us to be.
I don’t think I’m mainstream. I think what I am is lots and lots of different cults. And when you get lots and lots of small groups who like you a lot, they add up to a big group without ever actually becoming mainstream.
In the early Seventies, the technology for purifying a specific eukaryotic mRNA was just becoming available.
We and other groups are seeing clear statistical links between telomere shortness and risk for a variety of diseases that are becoming very common, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
They were tough times and I started working when I was 10 years old, delivering papers and eventually becoming a waiter.
I embraced, I think, the process of becoming No. 1 of the world, which was long and difficult, but it’s sweeter in the end.
What I regret most after becoming a cartoonist is having used my real name. At first, I figured there was no way I’d sell anyhow, so I didn’t even consider using a pen name.
I was becoming post-ideological.
For all of higher civilization’s recorded history, becoming a man was defined overwhelmingly as taking responsibility for a family.
I knew all about Edward VIII’s abdication, George VI becoming the king and having a stammer, but nothing about how he got rid of it.
Becoming successful is a relentless pursuit. It’s good that it’s that way: When it does come, you learn to know how to appreciate it, and know how lucky you are to be doing something that you love so much.
Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.
Acting and writing go together. Actors write because they love words and becoming other people – we love to escape into other characters.
Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia, natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe.
I’m very serious about becoming a dramatic actor. I don’t want to play cameo parts walking on as Carl Lewis the athlete. I want to go on stage or screen and be taken seriously.
The odds against an adoptee ending up as the child of the President of the United States are staggering. But then, so are the odds against a movie star becoming president.
Ultimately, there’s always been a link between comic books and video games, and comic books and movies, and then basically all three steadily becoming this sort of transmedia.
Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.
I’ve always had a huge fear of dying or becoming ill. The thing I’m most afraid of, though, is being alone, which I think a lot of performers fear. It’s why we seek the limelight – so we’re not alone, were adored. We’re loved, so people want to be around us. The fear of being alone drives my life.
Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste.
I think thinking about becoming an adult, and having to face up to your problems and face up to your insecurities, is difficult for everybody.
It’s true, I had hacked into a lot of companies, and took copies of the source code to analyze it for security bugs. If I could locate security bugs, I could become better at hacking into their systems. It was all towards becoming a better hacker.
I wanted to be an actor from a young age, but actually becoming one and seen the ugly side of the world does feel different and sometimes unwelcome. There are shallow, vapid, untalented people zombieing the streets of Hollywood, adding decadence and immorality to an already extravagant business.
Most kids probably dream of becoming an astronaut. I was just the one that never grew out of it.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
For me, to find a place that doesn’t have an organized tour going to it is becoming more and more difficult. A lot of times it involves danger of a political nature – places where the adventure-travel trips can’t go because they can’t get any liability insurance.
I spend a lot of time in the gym working on moves, working on difficult shots, figuring out ways to create space, becoming a tough-shot taker and a tough shot maker, especially down the stretch.
That’s the biggest gift I can give anybody: ‘Wake up, be aware of who you are, what you’re doing and what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming ill.’
Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was. I’m always meeting people on the road that are really young, and are guitar players. male and female.
Now here I am almost 52 years old, it’s really easy. I’m way more at peace. But when you’re a competitor, and you’re as intent on becoming the best in the world as I was, it comes with consequences.
Hackers are becoming more sophisticated in conjuring up new ways to hijack your system by exploiting technical vulnerabilities or human nature. Don’t become the next victim of unscrupulous cyberspace intruders.
Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented each day with more examination of the bottom line, it’s harder to break out than ever.
Society is becoming less and less transparent. People no longer know where decisions that substantially affect their lives are taken, nor by whom, nor how.
We don’t want the Taliban to put down roots, or the al Qaeda to put down roots in Afghanistan that can facilitate Afghanistan becoming – once again – a launching pad for international terrorism.
Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming Grand Canyons.
In many ways the film business is behind what’s going on culturally. We are a world that is becoming more diverse and there’s no going back.
For a while I thought about studying medicine at school and becoming a doctor because I’ve always been interested in psychology and how people’s minds operate. But I’m able to explore some of that as an actor and ultimately I think it seems more interesting.
I want to thank America. You opened your heart so I could enter. Thank you everybody who lives in the United States, who saw me grow into becoming a world champion.
Anyone who thus looks up has some chance of becoming worthy to be looked up to in turn.
As we watch TV or films, there are no organic transitions, only edits. The idea of A becoming B, rather than A jumping to B, has become foreign.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.
Lack of documentation is becoming a problem for acceptance.
I know there are lots of positives in the evolution of technology, but I also think it will be responsible for the end of a unique character, of a specific kind of geographical culture. The world is getting so small, and mass production is getting so big. Everything is in danger of becoming the same.
I’ve become convinced that nostalgia is a fundamentally unhealthy modality. When you see it, it’s usually attached to something else that’s really, seriously bad. I don’t traffic in nostalgia. We’re becoming a global culture.
I’m struggling with what is epic. People decided I was epic – if by epic, do you mean a big, heavy book? ‘David Copperfield’ is a big book – is it epic? Amount of time covered, length, drama, or story – that’s the real appeal – if the story is long you have a better chance of becoming more connected.
This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured – an irony that seems to elude most of today’s elected officials.
The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it’s true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres.
The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for.
The country remains dependent on oil. But as we are now learning, oil is becoming increasingly scarce.
If you can do a squat and a pushup, you can build up to becoming a fitness guru.
The league, I think, is doing well. It’s growing, it’s maturing, and it’s becoming a better league.
What we want to be is something completely new. There is no physical analog for what Amazon.com is becoming.
I still have not given up the idea of becoming a journalist, but at 17 I decided to follow my heart and stay in Los Angeles with my girlfriend as opposed to going to Johns Hopkins.
Having been an actress before becoming a producer has helped, because I realize the needs.
I believe Business Objects is on the cusp of becoming a multi-billion-dollar sales company. There is tremendous growth potential for business intelligence.
I was always clear in my mind what I wanted to do. Becoming a footballer is a dream that is unattainable for most people. We were told that out of maybe a thousand kids, only one would make it as a player, but I worked hard and kept fighting for my dream.
In spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result.
Being steeped in the process of learning and exploring keeps me from becoming too nervous. Partly it’s about not getting bored.
Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one’s beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
If a hundred people want autographs, sometimes you have to say no because you’ve got to get up for a 4 A.M. flight or something. In that sense, it really pisses me off when people think you’ve become a diva. It’s not becoming a diva, it’s because of the situation, I think.
Bodies are becoming our personal mission to tame, extend and perfect.
I was 35 years old and in a position to take a shot at whatever I wanted to try. The Air Force said I was too old to fly fighter jets. I thought about becoming a fishing boat captain, before deciding that acting seemed pretty cool.
I’d like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that’s basically becoming limited.
The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country.
Becoming a mom forced me to re-prioritize and make room for the things that are most important, while recognizing that there are things I can let go of, and the world won’t crumble around me.
I can’t believe we’ve got away with becoming this huge band. And we still haven’t done anything I think is that good yet.
I’m becoming more and more myself with time. I guess that’s what grace is. The refinement of your soul through time.
You don’t want to be that parent – the one who dresses his kid in a cloth sack when all the other kids are in Armani cloth sacks – especially in a time like ours, when materialism is not only rampant and ascendant but is fast becoming the only game in town.