We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Dictated Quotes from Rob Zombie, Michael Mann, Hugh Laurie, Phil Everly, Marcel Proust. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Once you feel like you’re being dictated by other people’s expectations, it usually backfires.
Music is always key to me, whether it’s ‘Miami Vice’ or not ‘Miami Vice.’ It’s dictated by the story, about what Crockett and Tubbs and Isabella and Trudy are doing.
The financing of all TV shows is dictated by finding an audience between 18 and 49. I have now passed beyond 49, so probably, I am no longer a desirable commodity for TV. And I am at peace with that; that’s fine.
The ’60s weren’t my cup of tea. I never bought that philosophy that, you know, we’re all brothers and that’ll solve everything. And I never believed that music dictated the times. I always thought it reflected them.
Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed.
You can’t let your personal disposition be dictated by the world around you.
I work when I work, and that is often dictated by the things I cannot control.
People who cling rigidly to gender binaries are more than welcome to. But for a lot of young people, we’re seeing that our gender roles don’t have to be dictated by a set of rules made by society. We can do whatever feels natural to us.
By scrapping the government’s centrally dictated density targets we’ll ensure that the right type of new homes are built where they’re needed, ending the glut of one- and two-bedroom flats.
I am like a common man who is dictated by what I like and I sometimes feel that if something good, I should produce it.
The discrimination that women face cuts across nationality, caste or class and age. It doesn’t matter where you live or how much money you have, women have always been dictated to about what they should wear and how they should behave.
Something in us is telling us we’re moving too fast, at a pace dictated by machines rather than by anything human, and that unless we take conscious measures, we’ll permanently be out of breath.
Most people believe that the Creator of the universe wrote (or dictated) one of their books. Unfortunately, there are many books that pretend to divine authorship, and each makes incompatible claims about how we all must live.
Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior, from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated, from stored information, by the cells? And that the time has come for men to be entrusted with the task, through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?
I’d be absolutely happy to go back and make a smaller picture. I never want my choices to be dictated by budget. That’s one of the reasons why I take so much pride in being able to make films for $2 and a paper clip – because I can always get my hands on $2 and a paper clip. I never have to ask for permission for that.
I really think that people’s right to happiness shouldn’t be dictated by some policymaker in Washington, D.C. I’ve come to know a lot of people that – sexual orientation is such where they’re in love with people from the same sex, and I just don’t think it’s our role in the government to say, ‘No you can’t be married.’
I want to do what I want when I want to do it not be dictated to by audiences.
I’m not an historian and I’m not wanting to write about how I perceive the social change over the century as a historian, but as somebody who’s walked through it and whose life has been dictated by it too, as all our lives are.
So much of our life is dictated by our mindsets. So much of it! Of how we think, we shall become.
The policy is one thing, but it’s dictated by what the process is.
But my happiness in this world – my level of peace – is never going to be dictated by acting.
I’m really interested in fashion but at the same time I find it quite competitive. Second-hand stuff leaves you more open to whatever your own personal style is rather than feeling dictated to by shops.
It’s time to bring tough medicine to Washington. No longer will policy be set by K Street, it will be dictated by Main Street.
The fact that President-elect Kennedy would be the first Catholic president did not sit well with many Americans. There was a fear that, as president, Kennedy’s decisions would be based on his religion and dictated by the pope.
One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn’t want to take the chance.
Politicians, in many cases – their moral code will be dictated by what can get them reelected, what they can get away with. When you’re out of office, I guess you’re freed from those checks and balances.
I am not going to be dictated to by fans, certainly. I am dictated enough to by my record company to last me a million years.
I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish – occasionally I do windows.
We must give up Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem and return to the core of the territory that is the State of Israel prior to 1967, with minor corrections dictated by the reality created since then.
The colour of my skin determines what opportunities I have; the colour of my skin says there’s only room for one or two of us to be accepted in a certain job; the colour of my skin has dictated everything I’ve done in my whole life.
All I want is for people to listen to it with unbiased ears, and decide for themselves. I just don’t want them to be dictated to by the media, or have preconceptions about it. If you like it, great. If you don’t, fair enough.
Having cancer changed the way I ate and thought about food. My symptoms dictated my eating habits. The sores in my mouth and the bouts of nausea, for instance, stole the pleasure of eating and made it an ordeal. At some points in my treatment, eating wasn’t even an option.
To me, regardless of who’s in office, the government is strangled by business. And the government’s priorities are dictated by business. I mean, why does America, even after healthcare reform, still not have free universal healthcare? I’m sure it has something to do with the insurance lobby.
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.
Dad lived his life in a way that it was his character, not his circumstances, that dictated what his life looked like.
I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began with an apology tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators.
Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
I loved doing all those costume dramas. I didn’t think, ‘Ooh I’ve got to avoid being typecast’ – you can’t ever be dictated to by what other people think. I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors.
We genuinely believe to this day that it was an honest genuine mistake and we never imagined the punishment would be eight months. The precedent dictated that it was unlikely to be that. We don’t regret he played for that period.
I love acting. It’s my playground, it let’s me explore. But my happiness in this world – my level of peace – is never going to be dictated by acting.
Political reporters no longer get to decide what’s news. The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day’s headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you’re news.
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
In Israel, the role of the writer is dictated by the language in which you write. Writers see themselves as cultural prophets.
Clean air shouldn’t be a privilege dictated by where you can afford to live but a right to which we are all entitled.
Oh, I don’t keep a journal. How you remember an incident is dictated by your emotional state at the time. How you receive the information that is coming in is definitely based on your history and who you are.
Money is misunderstood. The fact is if you want to be successful – the money will follow you. If you are a doctor, something else will follow you. If you are successful, there is an accompaniment. If your goal is just to make money, you won’t succeed. Money is a commodity to use, not to be dictated by.
In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
Television is so dictated by time constraints that you have to make quick decisions and go with them.
In India, I don’t think any woman here is dictated what to wear, how to wear, whom to meet, when to meet… I am of the opinion, I don’t think anybody is dictated here; you are not told.
With art and the work you do, it has to be constantly dictated by what you’re feeling and where you want to go with it.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
No. 7 is not an easy position. The way you play is dictated by the pace of the game and you have to try to get quick runs. Even top players like Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes find it hard.
Being a woman has always been a powerful thing, where history has sometimes dictated otherwise, but I believe that a woman can be compassionate, sensitive, soft, kind.
I’m always dictated to be what I want to do, and I have a love affair with every movie I’ve done, and some of them have turned out good, and some of them have turned out not so good. But regardless, the making of them, or that love affair, has always been a great experience.
Constant rejection. No security. Career paths being dictated by freelance reviewers. And of course, the terror of the writing desk, of the blank page. Why is it so hard for our non-writer friends to understand this – that it’s a job?
To me, when you’re at a hotel, and your home environment is ultimately dictated by somebody else, I always find that a little bit oppressive and scary in a way. Especially if it’s not done well or not run well.
I will not be in the position of having management dictated to by labor.
I will be dictated to by nobody. I’m the man. And if anyone can prove me wrong, their chance is inside a boxing ring. You don’t like it, change the station.
In the summer of 1791, I gave up my concern in the ‘New Annual Register,’ the historical part of which I had written for seven years, and abdicated, I hope forever, the task of performing a literary labour, the nature of which should be dictated by anything but the promptings of my own mind.
No woman should have her personal health care decisions dictated by the religious beliefs of her boss.
I love acting. It’s my playground; it lets me explore. But my happiness in this world, my level of peace, is never going to be dictated by acting. My goal in life is to detach from the egoic mind.
I lived my whole life in the kitchen. Not only that, but it’s the passion, it’s the love for cooking and food. It’s dictated my entire life – every aspect of it.
A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
I’m no dummy. So much of the NBA is just fit and situation, and I always say this, for 85 to 90 percent of the league, your performance is often dictated by your situation and your coaches.
Argentina should grow with a project of its own and implemented by Argentines, not dictated by foreigners with old recipes that always fail.