We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Circumstances Quotes from Ivan Turgenev, Tom Graves, Peter Brook, Mother Maribel, Horace Walpole. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it.
I thought it was a joke at first, but the president did, in fact, authorize an autopen to sign the Patriot Act extension into law. Consider the dangerous precedent this sets. Any number of circumstances could arise in the future where the public could question whether or not the president authorized the use of an autopen.
Never ask yourself what you have learned… only ask yourself what are the circumstances which are different from last year. In that way, you can apply last year’s lessons.
So often we try to alter circumstances to suit ourselves, instead of letting them alter us, which is what they are meant to do.
How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances, when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
People with lower incomes tend to give a greater percentage of their incomes to help others and show greater empathy and compassion – perhaps because they know they might face the same circumstances.
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.
No kid is seeking anything when he joins a gang; he’s always fleeing something. He’s not being pulled; he’s being pushed by the circumstances in which he finds himself.
People do the most remarkable things in the most difficult of circumstances.
Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right to impose choices on other normal adults, except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one person finds another unconscious and administers medical assistance or calls an ambulance.
My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television. I don’t think any child should be asked to do that under any circumstances.
Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever.
Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
Under a death penalty statute that is going to stand up to constitutional muster, you look at the aggravating circumstances and the mitigating circumstances.
The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.
That I have the right to express myself freely at all times in all circumstances entails the idea that free speech is a ‘basic human right’ possessed by each individual, and, as such, trumps the interests of the society or group, including my neighbour.
I cannot stand it when the French are asked in all circumstances to make sacrifices before the state cuts back on its own wasteful expenditures.
I think that lens flares can work really well under certain circumstances. Personally, I am trying to get rid of them most of the time. I don’t like artifacts that draw attention to the surface of the image.
To overcome adverse circumstances, you have to learn to overcome your own hang-ups, values, and idiosyncrasies in order to value other people, cultures, and ideas.
5-hour Energy has always been about helping hard working people, and the Amazing People program takes this further by making a significant difference in the lives of those who are working through difficult circumstances.
The first thing I do when I read a part is see if I can identify emotionally with a character. If I make that connection, everything else is just working on knowing their life circumstances and manifesting those through practice and research.
A lot of people feel left out by a government that taxes too much and regulates them too heavily and seems to result in a set of circumstances where economic and political incumbents benefit at everybody else’s expense.
I want to continue to strive towards deepening my relationship with God and finding peace in whatever trials or circumstances I may be given.
The value of a man is in his intrinsic qualities: in that of which power cannot strip him and which adverse fortune cannot take away. That for which he is indebted to circumstances is mere trapping and tinsel.
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.
It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances.
What I saw when I was a child was my father who was a pilot, and because of circumstances was thrown into the political system, and all I saw when was small after my grandmother died was my father in constant – constant combat with the system in India, and then I saw him die, actually.
You have a right to your opinion about the work that you’re doing. An artist is as equally important as the director. If you believe that, you can work in any circumstances.
I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean link to those characters.
I think my reaction to most issues is to get the facts and circumstances.
Obviously dunking on Horace Grant and Michael, in those circumstances, is just an incredible thing to happen. I’m happy I was able to make that play, and I’m fortunate I was in that position where I could make that happen for my team.
And I have to be willing to be patient to allow God’s plan to unfold and not go ahead and try to make my own circumstances happen for me. So, I’ve learned that He can be trusted for every need and desire but at the same time that may require patience on my end.
I’m drawn to ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances, which is a big part of the human condition.
Ambition is your inner voice that tells you you can and should strive to go beyond your circumstances or station in life.
I grew up in a rural area. Books are what helped me transcend my circumstances.
Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert, under the indifferent heaven.
In the right circumstances, I’m a big fan of eating alone. Often, on a Sunday evening, I go to a yoga class whose charm is largely that it gives me an alibi to avoid cooking family supper for once. I return to have boiled eggs and soldiers in silence with a book. Bliss.
Even under the best of circumstances, the road back from war is difficult.
You have to see and smell and feel the circumstances of people to really understand them.
The United States is going to defend itself under any circumstances.
When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one’s own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term.
Your circumstances can have an effect on you as a person. If you are nurtured and looked after by the right people, you can be the best version of yourself.
For me, the optimum circumstances for writing a book are those of stultifying routine.
Feminine force is that inner strength, that power, that will to face down any negative circumstances in life and defeat them.
I wanted to re-examine stories people think they know without the rose-colored glasses of Hollywood and let the audience decide for themselves if people like Wyatt Earp were sinners or victims of life circumstances.
There are times when external circumstances can overwhelm us, and we do things we never thought. If you’re not aware that this can happen, you can be seduced by evil. We need inoculations against our own potential for evil. We have to acknowledge it. Then we can change it.
My stories are not Christianized at all. I don’t even have any Christians in my stories. What they are, are stories about ordinary people going through extraordinary circumstances in which I’m exploring truth. How light overcomes darkness in a way that’s unmistakable to anyone who has any kind of faith.
I grew up moving around. I went to seven different schools, so I know what it’s like to be that new girl and have to not only know who you are but also take that into foreign circumstances and know how to respond.
After years of hiding and holding off because of the trial, I finally announced my intent to change my name and transition to living as woman on 22 August 2013 – the day following my sentencing – a personal high point for me, despite my other circumstances.
It’s very difficult to be objective about yourself and your own circumstances, but one thing I do know about is that I grew up surrounded by storytellers.
Leaders always step up, regardless of the circumstances.
I had no idea that I would ever get involved with something like lending money to poor people, given the circumstances in which I was working in Bangladesh.
Whatever life we have experienced, if we can tell our story to someone who listens, we find it easier to deal with our circumstances.
In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again.
‘Red Knot’ is a film that I shot in Antarctica almost three years ago on a boat. It was a film that was improvised and it had very interesting circumstances while making the film, obviously. We were on a small boat bobbing around in Antarctica. It was a really remarkable experience.
Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
Yes, there are bad apples, but I do feel journalists do a good job, often in very difficult circumstances.
I will never join politics under any circumstances.
Technology has saved us money in some circumstances, but it has really afforded us the ability to cover stories from locations we might not have been able to in the past.
Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work – or worry.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.
I can only tell you that when long soul-searching and a combination of circumstances delivered me of my last prejudices, there was an exalted sense of liberation. It was not the Negro who became free, but I.
Even when there are adverse circumstances, I try to do my job. And I usually do.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
It’s sometimes too easy to point fingers when circumstances dramatically go awry, but as an addict, I’m ultimately responsible for my own decisions, no matter how benign or tragic the consequences.
In very rare circumstances, the executive branch might choose to ignore a court decision.
The Lord doesn’t care at all if we spend our days working in marble halls or stable stalls. He knows where we are, no matter how humble our circumstances. He will use – in His own way and for His holy purposes – those who incline their hearts to Him.
Probably what my comment meant was that I don’t care about the circumstances if I can tell the truth.
If you’re unhappy with your circumstances, then change them. Don’t blame the government or your boss or the guy down the street who’s better looking than you (exceptions include Hugh Jackman and George Clooney). Just take some Pepto-Bismol and be a man (or woman, for all of you bullish feminists).
It’s getting increasingly difficult to be a dreamer under any circumstances.
There is no first-hand account of what the Queen was saying or thinking, so my job as an actor is to interpret her circumstances.
Horrible things happen, but were they horrible? No, they were just circumstances of the world.
It will be quite satisfactory if you open them gradually, as the circumstances may require; but the President assures you that this will not be the case if you make a treaty with England first.
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
I think sometimes what people miss about black people is that we’re complicated, that we are indeed messy, that we do our best with what we’ve been given. We come into the world exactly like you. It’s just that there are circumstances in the culture that are dictated and put on our lives that we have to fight against.
Parenting is difficult under any circumstances, and in my father’s view, to raise a morally upright and honest child, you sometimes have to lie to him.
In war, people find themselves in extraordinary circumstances, and in those circumstances, they act in extraordinary ways. In war, you see people at their very best and their very worst, acting in ways you could never imagine. War is human drama at its most epic and most intense.
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
You have to practice the life you want regardless of what the circumstances are.
I don’t understand Chicago, but I really do hope that the Commander-in-Chief addresses his home town. I think those young kids don’t see outside their small box. I think they don’t see outside their circumstances, so they kind of resort to anything.
Occasional setbacks are probably unavoidable – part of the struggle of living in a fallen world. Other setbacks are due to our own sin and failures, or circumstances outside our control.
When I make a movie, I don’t break it down and analyze it. I could but it would get in the way of doing a job – on instinct based on all the research we did going in. you want to trust yourself and your director and your acting partners in the circumstances you’re shooting. I don’t like to have any kind of overview.
I don’t blame anyone but myself for the kind of parts I got. To blame external circumstances is absolute folly.
Hope is not a form of guarantee; it’s a form of energy, and very frequently that energy is strongest in circumstances that are very dark.
The main way that being adopted has shaped my songwriting is that I was asked at an early age to consider the circumstances that led to my life, and in a way, I was introduced to how fragile and unlikely life is from the beginning.
The way a play is seen is completely dependent on the circumstances and the world in which it is received.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
We all have them, those parts of us that are the greatest parts of us and the worst parts of us. Sometimes we’re put in circumstances and bad choices are made.
Jerry Seinfeld is amazing in many ways, not the least of them his ability to find humor, and convincing us to find it, too, in the million-and-two details about modern life that under different circumstances might send us into paroxysms of rage.
The film ‘Harjeeta’ is based on the remarkable true story of a underdog, who overcomes his circumstances, fights against all odds and at end, comes out as a winner.
I just go out there and play. I don’t know if it’s being young and not getting calls, or some other circumstances. I’m just trying to make a play.
Someone who’s passed through the circumstances that I have has to make the decision either to be a good person or a bad person, and I decide to become better at every opportunity.
To become mindfully aware of our surroundings is to bring our thinking back to our present moment reality and to the possibility of some semblance of serenity in the face of circumstances outside our ability to control.
Of course, I grew up hearing Latin music but, to be honest, aside from my personal circumstances, like most kids I wanted to rebel against what I considered to be such old fashioned fare.
It interests me to imagine characters shifting from one situation and one location to another for whatever the circumstances may be.
If you’re growing up in a chaotic world without reason, your instinct is to become a performer and control the circumstances around you. You lead from weakness into strength; you have an undefended back.
Constrained circumstances can bring the best out of you.
I came from poverty and was part of those circumstances.
The U.K. government has a responsibility to keep secrets in some circumstances. It also has a responsibility not to abuse that power for other purposes.
When you read about the lives of other people, people of different circumstances or similar circumstances, you are part of their lives for that moment. You inhabit their lives, and you feel what they’re feeling, and that is compassion. If we see that reading does allow us that, we see how absolutely essential reading is.
It’s a difficult world for lots of child actors, and it’s difficult to be a teenager under any circumstances. Add to that notoriety and fame, and things can go really wrong. But I had a terrific family and grew up very normal in Phoenix.
In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again.
I’ve been called Mr. Patient Money because I have the patience to work through challenging circumstances.
Frankly, I think that’s something that black people in America have often done – finding ways under very, very difficult circumstances to be subversive, but also to push things forward. And I think that applies to music. I think it applies to dance. I think it applies to a number of things.
So the proposition that the ideal parents for any child are its biological parents is a statement with which we can all agree in the generality, but which does not apply, for one reason or another, in many particular circumstances.
I think there is a long exploration in American drama of women in particular who, by force of circumstances or because they are predisposed to, choose fantasy over reality.
I’d always wanted to live in San Francisco, and my circumstances never permitted it. I’m so happy I made the move.
We cannot do justice to the deeds of former times if we do not in some degree remove ourselves from the circumstances in which we stand and substitute those by which the real actors were surrounded.
Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
Acting is an imaginative leap, really, isn’t it? And imaginations prosper in different circumstances.
No matter the circumstances, teachers show up each day ready to give their students every opportunity possible, and they never give up.
I never blamed Pinochet, or my torturers, or external circumstances.
Sometimes I just like the feeling of being a minority and seeing how far you can push yourself in extreme circumstances.
Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.
Circumstances in life often take us places that we never intended to go. We visit some places of beauty, others of pain and desolation.
What is the most important is never to give up, never to give in to circumstances, to trust yourself.
A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Every film has an origin. It is made under certain circumstances, and that is a very important point that should be kept in mind during a review.
This is our world and we need the same things to survive. If I’m making my life better and the circumstances of your life worse, that’s terrible because in the end it will affect me, too.
When things begin to go negative, sometimes we just have to cover our ears and not let such circumstances influence us.
I don’t pull out of fights. I fight through injuries. I don’t care what the circumstances are.
I have told friends and supporters who are urging me to run that I would not oppose President Johnson under any foreseeable circumstances.
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
I actually hope people don’t react to ‘Impossible’ in a way where they think it’s terribly retro. The plot needed to do what it needed to do. But I’m a little surprised to find myself looking a little bit like an advocate of teen marriage. It takes some exceptional circumstances for that to be a reasonable idea.
Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts.
Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.
I was on the board of Andre Agassi’s foundation, and seeing the way it operated blew my mind. In 2002, I told my wife, I want to start a foundation to give back, I want it to be for kids in hard circumstances, and I want it to be culinary-driven, because that’s who I am.
Presumptions of guilt or innocence may sometimes be strengthened or weakened by the place of birth and kind of education and associates a man has grown up with, and good character may at times interpose, and justly save, under suspicion, one who is accused of crime on slight circumstances.
If I can do concert recitals, adapting the repertoire to my needs, then no problem, that’s good enough. But with operas, unless the right circumstances come up, my career is done.
I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
Well, first of all, you read the script a million times. Because what the script gives you are given circumstances. Given circumstances are all the facts of your character.
I write to understand my circumstances, to sort out the confusion of reality, to exorcise my demons. But most of all, I write because I love it!
Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think.
Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change – focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.
As human beings, we have the blessing and the curse that we’re able to adapt to almost anything. No matter how extreme the circumstances you’re in, they become normal.
I am clearly vulnerable on the question of socializing under circumstances not appropriate for a married man.
We’re living in a different world now in terms of employee needs, and companies have to offer alternative methods for getting the work done. Even under the most difficult circumstances you can have creative flexibility.
I don’t think it’s possible to separate out the strands of a writer’s history, circumstances, life events, and that writer’s themes.
Ambition never is in a greater hurry than I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
I still consider myself working class. I know my circumstances have changed dramatically since I was growing up back in Birkenhead.
In plain words: now that Britain has told the world that she has the H-Bomb she should announce as early as possible that she has done with it, that she proposes to reject in all circumstances nuclear warfare.
I’m interested in the idea that we all start off as these lovely little babies with all this potential but that circumstances mean that we don’t always live the life we should.
If there is one great power, and the great power has taken upon itself the right to preempt and is choosing for itself when and in what circumstances it’s going to do that, obviously it leads people in the rest of the world to wonder how far this doctrine extends.
I worked on minimum wage; I didn’t go to college out of school. I worked multiple jobs, and it’s probably not something Sen. Hagan’s not had to worry about because we grew up in very different life circumstances.
Man has throughout the ages been seeking something beyond himself, beyond material welfare – something we call truth or God or reality, a timeless state – something that cannot be disturbed by circumstances, by thought or by human corruption.
If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little.
I think it’s important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven’t had the right mentors and supporters around them – because of circumstances beyond their control.
I always try to keep the circumstances in my life fresh. I like to change the physical environment I live in, change the people around me and try to experience things for the first time. I think that keeps one on their toes, creatively and spiritually.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
He’s a novice, but he’s had these – he’s experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started – he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.
Humility is always a good thing. It’s always a good thing to be humbled by circumstances so you can then come from a sincere place to try to deal with them.
It’s pretty amazing to write under any circumstances when someone gives you an assignment to write a song, even if it doesn’t get accepted. I’ve written songs a couple of times, some for Disney, that haven’t actually ended up in their films, but then you’re left with a song forever.
I understand in the context of acting, it allows me to manifest character, but I am no wiser then the next person that is living up a life, that is acting and reacting to the built-up circumstances around them.
A big part of directing is being strong in certain circumstances and taking the gamble and hope you don’t get fired.
Under no circumstances am I going to criticize my family in public.
Make clear that people understand what your circumstances are. And looking for pity – that’s a mistake.
Circumstances dictate your set of values, your set of morals.
It has pleased and interested me to see how I could get along under difficult circumstances and with so much discomfort but as I say I was not sent out here to improve my temper or my health or to make me more content with my good things in the East.
I try to only be in agreeable circumstances.
When the euro was born, it was born in the wrong economic circumstances.
I’m a full-time wheelchair user. And yet, given the right circumstances, I am able to work.
The real important things are kindness and a sense of humor. I’ve been fortunate to have dated and could have easily married women who have those qualities, and time and circumstances didn’t work out. Timing plays a big part.
I knew when I left school, my stomach would probably hurt from having nothing to eat, and I would be going back to those same circumstances that were breaking me.
If you got anything to you at all as an athlete and a competitor, you don’t care what the circumstances are. You still got competition.
Cottonmouth is the result of having to react to his circumstances. He had to, in some ways, take control of the situation and own his circumstances. But as a result of that, he became a person he didn’t intend to become.
As a former board member for Teach For America, I understand that every child has the ability to learn and that, no matter their circumstances at home, we have a duty and a responsibility to educate them and to do it well.
Physical circumstances have very little to do with either our capacity to love or to attract love.
I can be a teddy bear, but more people tend to see me as the other side of the coin, and that has to do with casting, more Iago than Hamlet. But I don’t play villains; I play people doing the right thing for the circumstances and time.
When I was 17, a neighbour I knew well died of cancer, and I became au pair to her three little girls. In circumstances like that, when you can’t really help, I think it’s a human response to do something beyond oneself. So I did a sponsored parachute jump for Cancer Research. It was exciting and ridiculous.
The best thing is to accept the circumstances, not take them personally, deal with them, stop complaining, and give everything your best.
There seems to be a theme running through the women I play. They take their circumstances and try to make the best of them.
Throughout your life, you’ve been influenced by what you have done in the past, what you have been told you can and cannot do, and what your present circumstances seem to dictate.
Circumstances do not determine a man, they reveal him.
I’ve always been a champion of kids pursuing their dreams. But sometimes in life, extraordinary circumstances may force us to temporarily put our dreams on hold. The most important thing is to never lose sight of that dream, no matter what punches life may throw in our way.
If we have learned nothing else from the 20th century, we should at least have grasped that the more perfect the answer, the more terrifying its consequences. Incremental improvements upon unsatisfactory circumstances are the best that we can hope for, and probably all we should seek.
All the theories that acting is reacting to imaginary circumstances as though they are real, and directing is turning psychology into behavior, those are all stabs at something that can’t be taught. All the great actors can’t talk about what they do, and they don’t want to begin to talk about it. They just do it.
I’ve been shocked for a long time in a lot of circumstances. I get shocked when they say, ‘Hey, we’re paying ya.’
Life is rough for a lot of people. Some people live in greater material circumstances than others, but life is rough for everybody.
As a fan, I hated most of ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ movie except for the part where Emmy Rossum and Jake Gyllenhaal were stuck in the library, and I thought, ‘Oh, I like this now.’ There’s something about bringing people together in odd circumstances and exploring the petri dish of what happens.
I’ve always thrived on getting a drive from different emotional circumstances that I’m going through.
My philosophy on love is that if it is The One, whatever the circumstances are, you’ll figure it out. There’s nothing too difficult to overcome.
The places chosen for the administration of the ordinance, and the circumstances attending those instances, in which the act of baptizing is particularly described in the New Testament, plainly indicate immersion.
I like to take fictitious characters and circumstances and wedge them into a real world.
As actors, we’re always asked to portray and react to these extreme circumstances, otherwise it’s not interesting. They are agonizing things to think about.
They tend to be pretty abstract ones then, like doing what will have the best consequences; obviously you wouldn’t specify what consequences are best, they may be different in some circumstances, so at a lower, more specific level, you may well get differences.
We need to build change in to our systems and let these systems evolve as circumstances change. Change is inevitable, but we need to do a better job of dealing with it, because when we start building huge gleaming monoliths, I think we start getting into trouble.
Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous – not just to some people in some circumstances – but to everyone all the time.
What I learned for myself… is that no matter what the circumstances, people survive.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.
For whatever trauma came with service in tough circumstances, we should take what we learned – take our post-traumatic growth – and, like past generations coming home, bring our sharpened strengths to bear, bring our attitude of gratitude to bear.
I’m a very self-conscious person; I think we all are, but I’m especially not very comfortable in my body. I always feel really weird and awkward on the street or on the stage. It has nothing to do with circumstances; it’s just an ongoing psychological state, like white noise.
When you have a child, you think about your personal history and what you offer them as a larger narrative, and I realised I knew nothing about my father’s circumstances other than what he’d told me.
We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached.
I had to write about realistic circumstances. That’s the way my brain works. And I think that gave me a sort of place in the field.
When my first husband died, what I tried to do is to sort of, you know, try to bring some rationale to the circumstance and think about worse circumstances, and also open the door to what other women experienced when all of a sudden they were left alone. And particularly if they had children.
During bad circumstances, which is the human inheritance, you must decide not to be reduced. You have your humanity, and you must not allow anything to reduce that. We are obliged to know we are global citizens. Disasters remind us we are world citizens, whether we like it or not.
I implore you to see the universe as a warm and supportive one because you’ll look for evidence to support this view. When you anticipate that the universe is friendly, you see friendly people. You look for circumstances to work in your favor. You anticipate good fortune flowing into your life.
What is there unreasonable in admitting the intervention of a supernatural power in the most ordinary circumstances of life?
I was once asked to do my Tarzan yell at Bergdorf Goodman, and a guard burst in with a gun! Now I only do it under controlled circumstances.
The way the mind decodes music is an individual mystery. But the physical circumstances can change the way you listen.
Let’s bear down on what we can do together: keeping Tennessee a state with a strong financial condition, helping Tennessee be the number one location in the Southeast for higher-quality jobs. And making certain that all Tennesseans, regardless of their circumstances, have an opportunity for higher-quality education.
If it was in the interest of Rome to extend her conquests towards the East, and to enter on the inheritance of Alexander the Great there in all its extent, the circumstances were never more favourable for doing so than in the year 716.
Honestly, I grew up in pretty modest circumstances. We were a middle-class family.
We all find joy and radiance and a reason to move on even in the most dire of circumstances. Even in chaos and madness, there’s still a beauty that comes from just the vibrancy of another human spirit.
Everything’s borne out of human experience, of course – rejection, humiliation, poverty, whatever. People aren’t born bad, no matter how harsh the circumstances. There is a person in there, and that person is not made of ice.
Good teams, whatever the circumstances or the atmosphere or the pitch, find a way of playing.
I was a really bad teenager and I got my tongue pierced. I don’t even remember where I did it, but it was under very surreptitious circumstances.
When I’m playing a character like Jonathan in Ripley’s Game I want to be in the moment when he’s feeling pain; this very ordinary person who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances.
I’m just really supportive of everyone – even though I believe that things should be equal, people have different circumstances in their life that have taught them to be who they are. Even if I don’t agree with them, I don’t judge them. I’m a really non-judgmental person.
Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.
There are certain circumstances where I feel a little unlucky or why did this happen to me but I’m sort of transitioning from that and finding ways that I can learn from it and help with it.
When I lecture, under almost all circumstances, I write a new lecture for the occasion. It helps me think. It helps me make demands of myself that I would not otherwise make.
We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we’re making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in.
It’s hard to take people seriously who say you’re totally irresponsible if you go out and climb mountains when you have kids, because they clearly don’t understand the circumstances. You can’t impose your own acceptance of risk on other people – that’s not fair.
I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn’t promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances.
I feel people naturally have a brightness. When that is extinguished by circumstances – be it a wrong marriage or a situation that you cannot leave psychologically – there’s something about that dying spark that I’m drawn to playing.
Science is not the means by which we come to understand why physical laws and circumstances are the way they are. When we ask why – assuming the question is really ‘why’ and not ‘how’ – we are really asking to know the motive of some responsible agent capable of reason.
Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
For me, there will be no enemies but unemployment, the deficit, excessive debt, economic stagnation and anything else that keeps our country in these critical circumstances.
Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.
However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
Transactional politics requires us to be pragmatic about current realities and the state of public opinion. It’s all about getting the best result possible given the circumstances here and now.
We do not have to accept our current circumstances. We will change them. We are Americans. That’s what we do.
A family may be ruined by extravagance, but it is not always through ruin that the representatives in a family are to be found in humble or comparatively humble circumstances, but that the junior members of a gentle family went into trade.
To be a white kid into hip-hop meant you’d sought it out and you practiced the art. Which meant dedication and diligence, as well as removing yourself at least occasionally from your own comfort zone and circumstances, and from people who looked like you.
I always felt myself to be an unlucky person like Donald, who is a victim of so many circumstances. But there isn’t a person in the United States who couldn’t identify with him. He is everything, he is everybody; he makes the same mistakes that we all make.
I have to believe there’s redemption in the darkest of circumstances; otherwise it’s too bleak for me.
In ‘Diary,’ the motto really is: ‘Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?’ It coaches us to be aware of our motives and not just be a reaction to the circumstances around us.
It is no secret to anyone that we are going to rule in the most delicate circumstances Spain has faced in 30 years.
Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.
We must look at the personality of Jesus and see him under various circumstances – circumstances not unlike our own – and then praise him by imitating him to the best of our ability.
I think life is too sacred to ever take it in any circumstances, even for the cure of a disease or something like that.
Katherine Johnson is a shining example of what you can truly do with hard work and persistence. Under what had to be the most difficult of circumstances she persevered and stuck to her values. She is a real West Virginia and American hero. To honor her legacy every August 26th, on her birthday, is the least we can do.
No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
If a Pope clearly realizes that he is no longer physically, psychologically, and spiritually capable of handling the duties of his office, then he has a right and, under some circumstances, also an obligation to resign.
We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
At that time we were very definitely told that under no circumstances should there be any secret chapters or any other secrecy in the life of the Party, but that everything should be done publicly.
What we want to do is guarantee all 4-year-old children in the City of Stamford a prekindergarten experience regardless of their financial circumstances.
There’s always going to be the circumstances you can’t plan for. There’s always the unexpected relevance and the serendipity.
There’s so many things that people do on a daily basis that they do as a way of defining who they are. But really, what defines who you are is when circumstances push you to the edge.
I get asked this question a lot. Am I really pro-life? Am I against abortion in all circumstances? Yes. Do I believe there are any exceptions for abortion? No. Do you want to make abortion illegal? Yes.
I like the idea of love standing the test of time and circumstances.
It’s so funny, you go to acting school thinking you’re going to learn how to be other people, but really it taught me how to be myself. Because it’s in understanding yourself deeply that you can lend yourself to another person’s circumstances and another person’s experience.
It’s a small world. No matter what the circumstances, be nice to everyone, as you never know who you’re going to see again.
It’s difficult for democracy to function properly under the most favorable circumstances, but it has no chance at all when millions of voters are divorced from objective reality and incapable of understanding what is going on in Washington.
Darwin based his theory on generalizations that were strictly empirical. You can go out and see that organisms do vary, that variations are inherited, and that every organism is capable of increasing its numbers in sufficiently favorable circumstances.
Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.
To be able to live and train in Iraq under these circumstances you need to be brave.
We have beastly qualities within us. If we’re put into certain circumstances, and the walls around us come in tighter and tighter, we all could maybe do dangerous things.
Our Lord did not try to alter circumstances. He submitted to them. They shaped his life and eventually brought him to Calvary. I believe we miss opportunities and lovely secrets our Lord is waiting to teach us by not taking what comes.
If you look around the world and see all the different countries struggling to get away from very low inflation rates with economies not nearly as strong as ours, you want to make sure we avoid those circumstances.
Noir deals with the disenfranchised: people who can’t catch a break under normal circumstances. In noir books, you root for these people, but you know they are going to fail. That’s what makes them so compellingly human. I can relate to that kind of stuff.
That suspension of disbelief that’s required as an actor to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances is different to what needs to happen as a director, in the sense that you are the master of all the moving parts. You create the world in every detail.
In the first two episodes, before she becomes Queen, I could be a lot freer with my emotions, but as the series goes on, she develops an armour in order to cope with her circumstances. She has to be a sphinx, which must be so hard. Imagine never being able to shout, ‘Shut up,’ or cry, even in front of your own family.
I just have always felt that people don’t change, circumstances change.
If you’re talking to a man who wouldn’t fight with you under any circumstances whatsoever, then you’re talking to someone for whom you have absolutely no respect.
A really good comedy, I think, is played as if it was real, and it’s the circumstances that make it amusing. And I think that the – the inverse or the reverse is true for drama.
Life is an unending stream of extenuating circumstances.
However, they did not treat the reasons that led to this condition. I believe that the conditions in the Palestinian territories are alway capable of explosion because the same circumstances are there.
We cannot control what emotions or circumstances we will experience next, but we can choose how we will respond to them.
When the circumstances are right, everything becomes a dance.
The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
Some women lose their husbands, and their worlds change because their financial circumstances change. All I have in common with them is a grief.
Most people are basically a victim of the circumstances of their life. They have things like 9/11, they have terrorism threats, they have new war threats, they have economy problems, and they think, ‘What can I do? I’m basically a victim.’
Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.
There is a short window at the beginning of one’s professional life, when it is comparatively easy to take big risks. Make the most of that time, before circumstances make you risk averse.
We shift in our everyday life; we evolve, depending on the circumstances.
Concentration of executive power, unless it’s very temporary and for specific circumstances, let’s say fighting world war two, it’s an assault on democracy.
It’s about finding where you’re comfortable with yourself and staying true to yourself no matter the circumstances.
Fortunately any of the songs we’ve recorded can be extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety of circumstances that surround any given show.
That’s one thing you Americans take for granted, you know? That you can grow up, you know, not so good circumstances, and you can move. Just because you are born in rural Arkansas, whatever, that doesn’t define who you are.
I used to be one of those students who needed to see something bigger, and God brought people into my life who gave me a bigger vision than the circumstances that surrounded me.
A lot of times, when you don’t have to deal with some of the circumstances that affect minority culture, you just don’t think they exist. This is a conversation I have with lots of my white friends all the time.
I like to show ordinary people reacting to extraordinary circumstances. It’s an opportunity for adventure, and I like women to have adventures. There’s been far too little of it with women.
Truth is eternal, unchanging, though circumstances may and do operate to give a different colour to it, in our view, at different times. And truth will prevail, and those who do not yield to it must be destroyed by it.
I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author’s rendition of events and circumstances.
In all circumstances in the world – even the most difficult circumstances – we need to push for dialogue.
I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is… I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances… but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
I connect music to the emotions that come from relationships, so most of the songs that I write are inspired by those circumstances, emotions, feelings, all that kind of stuff.
So I think in those circumstances, there’s some potential that you could see a big pendulum swing like 1994, which people you thought weren’t vulnerable all of the sudden get in trouble.
The stuff that I find really intriguing is always how do ordinary people behave in extraordinary circumstances. And that’s why we have a lot of cop shows and lawyer shows and medical shows is that you’re looking for situations that just always heighten the stakes.
Radicals must be resilient, adaptable to shifting political circumstances, and sensitive enough to the process of action and reaction to avoid being trapped by their own tactics and forced to travel a road not of their choosing. In short, radicals must have a degree of control over the flow of events.
It is difficult to not let the circumstances define you when everyone feels they know your personal struggles and agony.
Nobody likes a bad sport, no matter what the circumstances are.
I think, so often, we can let our circumstances dictate what our value is. And I have to remember that my value is the same whether I’m in the dirt or I’m picked up and dusted off.
I’m like a decathlete who does all of the events he’s used to, but is being forced by certain circumstances to focus on three events, and being forced to focus on events that he wasn’t that interested in, and also weren’t his strongest events.
A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
Certainly we have made mistakes, but you try and learn from your mistakes. And the most important thing is always to move forward and, I think, empower people to do their best, and to lead. I think people respect that and work better under those circumstances.
First and foremost, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Michael Brown. As I have said in the past, I know that, regardless of the circumstances here, they lost a loved one to violence. I know the pain that accompanies such a loss knows no bounds.
I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research.
Science is simply a powerful way of understanding what’s real and what isn’t, what’s true and what’s not. It can help us determine what works, what doesn’t, for whom, and under what circumstances.
All of a sudden I’m an actor, and I spend a decade trying to fit in and realising that I didn’t, really. Sometimes in the right circumstances, with the right people, it felt OK. But other times it was a bit more jobbing. I didn’t fit the mould, somehow.
I want to write about serious things, but I want to write about them in a way that makes them accessible to a large number of people – to take them through the argument by dramatizing the circumstances in which these issues are being discussed.
We’re all born into whatever citizenship, circumstances, or class we happen to be born into. Immigrants and so many people in the working class work so hard every day for nickels and pennies and scraps to just barely get by and then realize that this precious life has been completely drained out of us.
In my growing-up years in Germany, I attended church in many different locations and circumstances – in humble back rooms, in impressive villas, and in very functional modern chapels.
I would fail if I had to work with stars. And I also can’t afford to work that way. I can’t afford to have special circumstances for rarified individuals. So, I work with actors who have given me a sign that they’re willing to work in these more humble circumstances, in real-life locations.
Real life is the life that’s in you, not your circumstances, like where you live or what job you have or who you’re in relationship with.
You need education. You need subsistence protection. We need jobs and social security. These are preconditions under which it will perhaps be possible to deal with these complex circumstances.
To set a trap for a handful of promiscuous individuals, the Zina law has laid a minefield for women in difficult circumstances.
If any one idea can justly be called the American idea, it is that a child’s circumstances at birth should not determine the station in life that that child will occupy as an adult.
My one wish for humanity is that everyone can become the person they were meant to be – what are the barriers to that? Often it’s crushing poverty or certain circumstances.
Playing music is not really susceptible to theory much. Circumstances affect it so much.
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
My father worked in a post office and never made probably more than $8,000 a year as an employee of the post office, so when people can rise up from very modest circumstances and do well economically, I think that’s a good thing about America, and we should encourage that kind of activity.
When human rights are systematically abused, it raises the question whether it may be legitimate in some circumstances for the international community to intervene within individual states as well as in conflicts between states.
The nature of the task needs to be renewed so people just don’t feel that all the hard work is in the same groove all the time, under the same circumstances and in the same environment.
Even in the hardest circumstances, dreams can give you the courage to live, and I hope I can share that message with children in need.
Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
I’ve always found that acting has been quite a hard thing to pre-manage because so much of it is spontaneous and the circumstances so uncontrolled.
Personal, inner change without a change in circumstances and structures is an idealist illusion, as though man were only a soul and not a body as well.
I’ve studied a technique called the Sanford Miesner technique, that teaches you how to focus. It’s mainly about daydreaming. And the technique’s really about imaginary circumstances. Using your imagination to sort of daydream about stuff. It makes you emotional in a scene.
I believe we do have a great intelligence service. Is it good enough in all circumstances? Of course not. We live in the human condition. We try to make it better each day.
If we create a framework for decision-making that is biased toward life, supportive of families, and fair to people of all circumstances, our policies, legislation, and commercial decisions will be vastly different.
It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances – but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal.
You should never put your hands on a woman, under any circumstances.
Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
Power is the measure of the degree of control you have over circumstances in your life and the actions of the people around you. It is a skill that is developed by a deep understanding of human nature, of what truly motivates people, and of the manipulations necessary for advancement and protection.
When I’m forced by circumstances to be in a crowd of prisoners, it’s all I can do to refrain from attack.
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition.
I think the French Open, in many ways, brought out a certain characteristic in me and in my game that was already there. Just the circumstances allowed for it to be able to show.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
To grow up under really simple circumstances, and to understand that certain things were ornamental… that made an impression on me as a child and is something I use.
One day I realized that I wasn’t getting anywhere by blaming other people for my circumstances. I finally understood: Even if you feel someone has wronged you or owes you something, no one is going to give you anything for free.
It’s so much easier to count our disadvantages than tot up the mitigating circumstances that generally outweigh the despair.
I think Scotland will become an independent country. I’ve always believed that. It means that if I’m right on that, there has to be another referendum at some stage. But the timing and circumstances of that will require careful judgment.
I wrote about real people and real circumstances and real neighborhoods. There was no crypt or castles or H.P. Lovecraft-type environments. They were just about normal people who had something bizarre happening to them in the neighborhood.
Anything is possible, and if an opportunity turned up, and it was under the right circumstances, I would love to come back to England in a coaching capacity.
All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?
Do you always do as you would like to do were it in your power? I find that circumstances force me often to act in a manner quite opposite to what I should prefer; I am, of course, judged by my acts, but do they really afford a true key to my character? I think not.
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
I never had an imaginary friend, just imaginary circumstances. I was so into the Indiana Jones movies, and I would constantly reenact circumstances. I broke my left arm three times, two of which were me trying to be Indiana Jones.
I’m a bit of a hothead in certain circumstances, but you’ve got to temper it because your fans are there, and they’ve paid good money to see a show.
I was born in a blizzard, a special out-of-season blizzard, the worst blizzard Oslo ever suffered. Family, home, circumstances, the country I lived in and the weather I was born in all conspired to make a skater of me.
A man’s character never changes radically from youth to old age. What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics which have not been obvious to the superficial observer.
I just had different circumstances than most players, and I think that has been an advantage – maybe I carry a little chip on my shoulder with just how tough it was for my parents to overcome some of those financial situations.
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
I have lots of hopes for black actors in general, whether they be on TV or on stage or in movies, and that is that we move beyond the tokenism of what it means to be black in a particular set of circumstances.
My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace.
Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they’d originally anticipated.
As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters.
The writing of ‘Topdog’ was a great gift. I feel the play came to me because I realized that my circumstances, while causing me despair and heartbreak, also held great possibility, if only I could see it.
Our soft hearts are what tell us that, whatever the circumstances of birth, everyone must be given opportunities to do well.
There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
I don’t want, under any circumstances, to see in ‘Haaretz’ a picture of a woman with a baby in her arms crying while policemen deport her.
For me, at least, Vietnam was partly love. With each step, each light-year of a second, a foot soldier is always almost dead, or so it feels, and in such circumstances, you can’t help but love.
In international relations, in foreign policy, a great deal has to do with historical circumstances, a great deal has to do with the sense and perception of people.
Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances.
Nobody starts out evil – we know that. It’s life circumstances that lead them to that.
Just the circumstances of being in D.C., people give you books, and there are issues you want to learn more about, so you are tearing into as many as you can.
Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
When you do a show eight times a week, you are constantly living in the same world for that whole time, but when you have such drastically different characters and circumstances, you have to find a way to take a moment to reconnect.
Live a full life, an honest life so that on your deathbed, you can tell yourself that you did the best you could, in the circumstances that were presented to you.
You may not seem able to change some outer circumstances but you can start by changing your inner experience of life and yourself.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
When you really put your heart and soul into something, the temptation is to try to be in control of circumstances, however you can, and looking and seeing how people are responding. But I realized, early on, that that was just not going to be a healthy thing for me to do.
Without my services, Pakistan would never have been the first Muslim nuclear nation. We were able to achieve the capability under very tough circumstances, but we did it.
It is but too common, of late, to condemn the acts of our predecessors and to pronounce them unjust, unwise, or unpatriotic from not adverting to the circumstances under which they acted. Thus, to judge is to do great injustice to the wise and patriotic men who preceded us.
When you create circumstances together, when you try everything, then you can lose. But you need to show the importance.
Do whatever you want to persevere, work for your own things, and do not depend on anyone to be your provider. That way, in the future, you will be all right regardless of the circumstances.
There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.
There has been a huge advance in technology, which has improved the safety of the cars incredibly, but there are still some heavy crash impacts and in certain circumstances there is still the chance of fire today.
Almost all people have this potential for evil, which would be unleashed only under certain dangerous social circumstances.
What I’m dealing with in ‘Hellboy’ is a lot different, bigger in a certain way. It’s very Shakespearean. It’s demons and witches and stuff like that. But it has a similar core to a dude who’s trapped in horrible circumstances who’s just trying to be a good guy.
I called my show ‘Power’ because, for me, the whole series is about the way my main character, Ghost, is power-less over his circumstances, even though he has almost endless access to money and guns.
Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State.
Principles are the most important thing to me. One of the things I think my dad taught me was there are people who accept the world they live in and there are people who change the world they live in. I don’t accept my circumstances.
At Home in the World is the story of a young woman, raised in some difficult circumstances, and how she survives. It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood.
To lose a son under those circumstances – a violent death like my son went through, it just puts a burden on your heart.
The circumstances, including my body and my parents, whom I may curse, are my soul’s own choice and I do not understand this because I have forgotten.
These people living on the streets could have been friends you once knew. They are people who have somehow fallen through the gaps and found themselves, often through unimaginable circumstances, on the cusp of existence. In another reality, this could easily be me or you.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Any time you put a cast like this in compromising circumstances or shake it up a little bit, I think we’re all pretty close so we draw on real emotion.
I’ve been fighting since I was a child, fighting to get out of my circumstances.
Growing up, I’ve always felt I was God’s favoured child. Circumstances to help me just happen.
It is injurious to the mind as well as to the body to be always in one place and always surrounded by the same circumstances.
We always set ambitious goals in our group, and I have found that if you set your mind to it, you can do it ,and sometimes all the circumstances will play in your favour.
Thing is, I’m a funny actor, but I’m not good at being funny. I’m going to ramble for a second: I’m an actor who can make things funny in the moment, like in stakes or in circumstances or out of character.
I do not believe it makes sense to say that nuclear weapons are inherently evil. In certain circumstances, they can play a positive role – as they have in the past. But clearly they have a power to do great harm.
I wanted to be a priest. I could have done that. I wanted to be a doctor. I could have done that. Circumstances didn’t lead me to it, so my fallback option was business. I wasn’t really motivated to this.
I seriously believed that my last hour was approaching, and yet, so strange is imagination, all I thought of was some childish hypothesis or other. In such circumstances, you do not choose your own thoughts. They overcome you.
The historic nature of Israel’s struggle for self-determination, freedom, and prosperity underscores the gravity of their circumstances and fortifies my commitment to America’s responsibility as their ally.
If you get your ego in your way, you will only look to other people and circumstances to blame.
I was born in very sorry circumstances. Both of my parents were very sorry.
The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
Either we trust in God, and in that case we neither trust in ourselves, nor in our fellow-men, nor in circumstances, nor in anything besides; or we do trust in one or more of these, and in that case do not trust in God.
Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate.
It’s a tremendous feeling walking on to a set with a live audience and making them laugh, but I love drama, and I love drama where there’s the ability to bring comedy into it because in a lot of tragic circumstances in life there is comedy to be had.
Well when I was young, actually not just me, but we were all poor. Korea used to be one of the poorest countries in the world. Despite such circumstances, I was very, very fortunate to be blessed with having parents who always instilled in a spirit of can-do spirit.
People who are living in economic struggle are more than their circumstances. They’re majestic and creative and beautiful.
My style is determined by the mood, the period and the circumstances which I’m going through in a given moment.
I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.
The rich are not born sceptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances.
Crime stories are our version of sitting round a camp fire and telling tales. We enjoy being scared under safe circumstances. That’s why there’s no tradition of crime writing in countries that have wars.
Of the primary emotions, fear is the one that bears most directly on survival. Children show fear. Adults try not to, maybe because it’s shameful, or, in some circumstances, dangerous. The fear response is automatic, though, and your body runs through its reflexes whether you want it to or not.
And you know, whether it’s drama or comedy, the best work is based on truth. It’s just that, with comedy, the circumstances are just crazy-heightened, and you have these crazy things thrown at you. But you still have to do it truthfully, because that’s where the humor comes from. So it’s not that difficult to cross over.
I believe the more difficult the circumstances, the more people will be inclined to trust those in charge at the moment.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future.
There’s certain circumstances, there’s certain situations, there’s certain decisions that have to be made based upon the business and you can’t take that personal.
A loss is just a loss. You get up again, dust yourself off, go at it again regardless of the circumstances. That’s the way I look at it.
I’ve seen articles suggesting that Wal-Mart buys at prices lower than our competitors’, and that this gives Wal-Mart an unfair advantage. I don’t believe it… What we hear is concern that in some circumstances, Wal-Mart may actually be paying more than our competitors.
We live in an increasingly sophisticated world that makes it difficult to make simple comments on stuff. There are too many people on both sides of the border who are taking advantage of circumstances and the situation.
I’m grateful that, after an early life of being silenced, sometimes violently, I grew up to have a voice, circumstances that will always bind me to the rights of the voiceless.
We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave.
People care and are willing to help me out my desperate circumstances.
Books have the power to be the light we are seeking at crucial moments in our lives. Reading helps us realize we are not alone, that we can change our circumstances and even achieve the impossible.
I’ve seen the human condition under the most trying of circumstances.
Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate.
In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.
I had to fight my whole life to break out of my circumstances. That’s just part of my makeup.
I’ve never turned to anybody for advice and counsel. Even when I was a very small child, I had to stand on my feet because of the circumstances of those times, and somehow, the circumstances have remained more or less the same. I have to take my own decisions.
Fame… it’s been a challenge, let’s put it that way. It’s a privilege and a responsibility, and I’m not sure I carried the responsibility well at times, which is embarrassing. And I’ve had to look and be disappointed in myself occasionally for how I behaved in some circumstances.
I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it’s a group of people I’m dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously.
So interviews are a valuable tool, but under certain circumstances they’d be more valuable than others.
If I examine the circumstances which inspired me to write – and this is not mere self-indulgence, but a desire for accuracy – I see clearly that the starting point of it all for me was war.
She doesn’t do the things heroines are supposed to. Which is rather Jane Austen’s point – Fanny is her subversive heroine. She is gentle and self-doubting and utterly feminine; and given the right circumstances, she would defy an army.
No matter what the circumstances, you always enjoy being around guys that you bond with, win, lose, whatever it may be.
You can change the circumstances but you can never change man’s inner nature.
The principles and passions of men are always the same and lead to the same result, varying only according to the circumstances in which they are placed.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
All ways of living can be sanctified, and for each individual, the ideal way is that to which our Lord leads him through the natural development of his tastes and the pressure of circumstances.
Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important.
That’s your goal every week: to put yourself in contention. There’s a lot of circumstances and a lot of things that have to play out for that to happen.
Ishmael Beah was born and spent his childhood in Sierra Leone as that sad but beautiful West African country was ravaged by a civil war that left some 50,000 dead between 1991 and 2002. He was a child soldier for a while, then, through extraordinary circumstances, was set free of that life.
Each production has certain circumstances that will bring you to a certain way of making it. It is not intentional, it is not an artistic decision, the way we make films, it is the way we address to our problems.
I never write thinking, ‘What would a woman do?’ any more than I think, ‘What would a man do?’ It comes down to what would a solid detective do in these circumstances.
Even as a kid, I would always imagine horrible circumstances in which I would find myself in my head, and imagine how I would feel, and act it out a bit for myself, because I was a bit of a freak like that. I love doing things like that, and I get a real buzz from it afterwards.
I learned that if we set our mind to things, we can accomplish almost anything no matter what the circumstances are.
Under the circumstances, may I suggest another means of encouraging probity in elective office. I refer to term limitations, which can serve ends beyond that of saving congressional souls.
I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it’s easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin’ man and the loner.
I never want to change. I get nervous about that… people thinking that I’ve changed just because the circumstances of my life have.
No political event can be judged outside of the era and the circumstances in which it took place.
To the best of my judgment, I have labored for, and not against, the Union. As I have not felt, so I have not expressed any harsh sentiment towards our Southern brethren. I have constantly declared, as I really believed, the only difference between them and us is the difference of circumstances.
Only in very rare circumstances will you see something cut out of my first drafts. Maybe it’s because of the way I write. I’m very focused on the logical progression of the story, and every character has a role to play.
Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration, which Maxwell, as I have just noted, held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result?
Stop allowing yourself to focus on depressing life circumstances – including focusing on being depressed about your weight. All this negative focus will only lead you to feeling bummed and wanting to pig out. Instead, consciously focus on happy life circumstances you enjoy doing, and create more of them!
The great advantage of being human is that we can employ rational thought and resolve to change our circumstances.
There are lots of reasons for that gap between men’s and women’s wages but to me, the big one is the work-family issue. Trying to juggle children and a job is tough under any circumstances, but especially if you’re shooting for the kind of career that involves long hours at work and being on call 24-7.
I’m not allowed to be woken up under any circumstances except if my house starts burning. Then my wife is authorised to wake me up, but only if fire gets to the door of my room.
Any sympathy won for Aileen Wuornos based on a lie is not sympathy at all. The question is, can we have sympathy for the circumstances of someone’s life? That’s what I was interested in.
Until fighting ends and there are conditions, which allow the free expression of will by the people, there can be no elections and elections are not held in these circumstances anywhere in the world.
You mustn’t forget the circumstances I have been brought up in, the little education I have had.
I like documentaries because there’s nothing to nitpick or criticize about scenes if they aren’t just right. It’s about honesty and real-life circumstances coming out. Granted it can be swayed by how people tell that story, but overall, I like it because it is true.
We actors do this to pretend, to go into imaginary circumstances, so when the imaginary circumstance is of a different time, that just compounds the joy of doing what we do.
Life is about luck and it’s about circumstances and socioeconomic conditions and all the rest of it, but you know, you can also make choices. It’s about spirit and generosity and all the other things, too.
And Clinton was like that – he saw the whole playing field. He didn’t just see the event that he was at or the circumstances of that week or that month. He saw the whole playing field all the time.
Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL.
The question in the Simpson case has never been whether he is guilty or not guilty but, given the facts and circumstances of this case, whether it is possible for him to be innocent. And the answer to that question has always been an unequivocal no.
You don’t underestimate either players or audience in any circumstances.
My career has been a level of serendipity all along. I’ve never planned anything out more than a few years. All the places we lived – the 12, 13 countries – and the companies I worked for were a combination of circumstances.
I was obsessed with movies, and it ended up being the tool with which I could make friends. Because I was too painfully shy in other circumstances, I would say, ‘Hey, do you want to make a movie?’ And that’s how I made friends, and it was also my escape.
Personally, I had a close friend with cystic fibrosis. I won’t ever forget how he handled himself. In the face of extreme challenges and very harrowing circumstances, he maintained a positive outlook and was just very dignified, even in his suffering.
I’m a victim of maybe circumstances, but look at how it worked out.
I was the original little guy. This country gave me an opportunity. I want our tax system to do the same for others facing those same circumstances.
There is little correlation between the circumstances of people’s lives and how happy they are.
It’s strange: I always try to do the best acting job I can do under the imaginary circumstances of my working position at any given time. But it’s terrible when you know it’s going bad, and you know it immediately. But you just have to still try to do the best job you can.
People are impatient. They want things to happen overnight, and have no idea of the circumstances and situations that can surround an individual at times.
I am I plus my circumstances.
The more you know about the world, the more resources you have in terms of things that can inform your character or the circumstances that surround your character.
At birth, we are like cartilage – soft, flexible tissue. By the same natural process by which cartilage becomes hard bone, the soft, tender heart of an innocent child can become hardened by the circumstances into which she is born.
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
When we watch a play under the standard circumstances, we’ve lost volition and time is passing. A still play feels like an existential threat.
The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work.
The ronin were those masterless men who roamed around, and yet they found themselves getting involved in circumstances they hadn’t expected.
Any use of chemical weapons, by anyone, under any circumstances, is a grave violation of the 1925 Protocol and other relevant rules of customary international law.
I don’t think that trauma is an illusion; there is no question in my mind that circumstances beyond our control can shape and define us. But ultimately, we make choices about letting ourselves be defined by our pasts.
Obamacare is going to destroy the elderly by denying care, by even perhaps denying treatment to people who are in catastrophic circumstances.
I would never stay under circumstances where I felt I was a figurehead and might look good in your team media guide. I don’t want to be that. I do want to contribute, and if I don’t contribute, I’ll walk away from it. If I don’t feel welcomed, I’ll walk away from it.
My sister-in-law works for a group that supports orphanages in Cairo. She and her colleagues take care of children left behind by circumstances beyond their control. They feed these children, clothe them, and teach them to read.
At times, our circumstances call for us to make critical choices to keep our covenants or to compromise them. Covenants should never be compromised, even when at the moment some circumstances might seem to justify it.
Whether we’re happy with our circumstances or not, giving God praise is so important.
I grew up in an environment where it was permittable to use violence to solve a problem. But it was not permittable ever to call the police under any circumstances. That was the kind of doctrine of my household. My dad was a career-long criminal, and you weren’t calling the police for any reason.
We have to mainstream everybody. No matter what their circumstances when they were growing up. Part of that is knowing that after they’re finished with school, everybody in this country gets up and goes to work.
Being unemployed – or working at minimum wage – is rough in the best of circumstances.
I grew up in financially straitened circumstances and meat, which was expensive, was a rare thing at mealtimes. We ate meat about once a month, if that.
We all wake up, and I’m sure at some point during the day we all have very similar thoughts regardless of our circumstances and where we are in the world.
Like John Kennedy in 1960, Obama combines youth, vigor, and good looks with the promise of political change. Like Kennedy, he grew up in unusual circumstances that distance him from ordinary American life.
Given the right set of circumstances any one of us could become dangerous – so why not show that in our programmes?
I think there are always phases in life when things get intense or difficult, whether it’s the sheer volume of work or personal circumstances. And I’ve definitely had tough moments. The way I approach them is just to tell myself that this, too, will pass, and take it one day at a time.