We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Percent Quotes from Salma Hayek, Sue Wicks, John Shadegg, Cardi B, Bobby Darin. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I love to cook when I have the time. I don’t cook French or Mexican food with exact recipes. I just go to the supermarket and buy things that look good, and I mix it all together and invent something. Ninety-five percent of the time, I’m lucky. Sometimes not so lucky, and I say, ‘Let’s go out to dinner.’
I think sportsmanship is knowing that it is a game, that we are only as a good as our opponents, and whether you win or lose, to always give 100 percent.
More than one-third of Mexicans in the United States own property in Mexico, nearly 80 percent send money home and 25 percent have a spouse in Mexico. Assimilation and becoming an American citizen are not the objective for many of them.
I have 100 percent Bronx pride, like it’s a country, like I am the Bronx.
Everybody thinks I’m at death’s door, but I’m not. There’s nothing seriously wrong with me, and my heart is in 100 percent working order. Anything else you may hear is a damn lie!
The ultimate goal is to have a pill that can prevent or reverse all diseases of aging. The major diseases that I’d like to tackle are heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer. I want to reduce those diseases by 10 percent.
In my 10th exams, I stood first with 80 percent but instead of picking science for my further studies, I chose arts… just so that I could continue to dance.
Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely important because they support more than 40 percent of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country. So the threat was and is real.
When we look around the world today, when we see in Afghanistan that 10 million people have registered to vote in their upcoming elections, including 40 percent of those people are women, that’s just unbelievable.
Early on I did all the production for UGK, like on ‘Southern Way.’ Yeah, 90 percent of the production and not for any other reason then I couldn’t find anybody that would give me what I needed, so I had to make it myself.
I’m scared by the enormous amount of bottled water being consumed today, instead of people drinking filtered tap water. Did you know that nearly 90 percent of those plastic bottles are not recycled and wind up in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose?
Climate change is the 800-pound gorilla in the living room that the media dances around. But in the scientific community, it’s a settled question: 95 percent of scientists believe this is happening with 100 percent confidence temperatures are rising.
I even believe if you’re killing a team, you shouldn’t stop. You should respect your opponents enough to play 100 percent the whole time. And by the same token, if you’re getting killed by the other team, you should never quit.
Seventy-five percent of MS sufferers are women.
Never, ever exercise in front of a TV or while reading. You lose 50 percent of the benefit of the exercise by not hearing and feeling your heart rate, your sweat and the pain levels that need to be encountered in fitness training.
Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf.
Young people have decided they like to listen to music in a certain way, through ear buds, and that’s fine with me as long as it doesn’t bother them that they’re not hearing 90 percent of the music that way.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
There is no justifiable reason why our electricity, heating and cooling and transportation needs aren’t powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
I’m in that, I guess, top 2 percent or something.
Modeling is my number one priority – one hundred percent.
The outline is 95 percent of the book. Then I sit down and write, and that’s the easy part.
Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life.
The Tea Party movement itself is maybe 15, 20 percent of the electorate. It’s relatively affluent, white, nativist. You know, it has rather traditional nativist streaks to it. But what is much more important, I think, is the – is its outrage.
If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children.
Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices. I’d say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I’d only be in action films, but I’m interested in a more varied career than that.
When I became mayor of New York City, I had a $2.4 billion deficit. And everybody wanted me to raise taxes. I said, ‘If I raise taxes, I’ll drive people out of New York City, and then I’ll be raising taxes again.’ So what I did was I cut expenses by 15 percent.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That’s pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.
We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.
If you don’t fail at least 90 percent of the time, you’re not aiming high enough.
I am one hundred percent ready to be a spokesperson for the deaf community.
In 1973, America imported 30 percent of its crude oil needs. Today, that number has doubled to more than 60 percent. Gas prices are as high as they are now in part because we’ve had no comprehensive national energy policy for the past few decades.
The only thing I’m addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent.
Just blow in it and sound bad for about a year and then make it sound a little bit better, and you get a little band together, and then you get a few jobs. You take four guys that sound half bad, but if they’re 25 percent each, they can give 100 percent, you know?
Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don’t choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe.
The price of crude oil accounts for 55 percent of the price of a gallon of gasoline, driven by global supply and demand. The United States depends on foreign sources of oil for 62 percent of our nation’s supply. By 2010, this is projected to jump to 75 percent.
Ninety percent grind, 10 percent sleep. That’s our motto.
Thirty percent of the Nation’s energy comes off the gulf coast.
The booking agent had the audacity to take 10 percent, so we wound up with about $100 a week apiece.
Don’t forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.
This 90/10 rule holds true in almost anything financial. Take the game of golf, for example. Ten percent of the professional golfers make 90 percent of the money.
Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
Ninety-nine percent of advertising doesn’t sell much of anything.
If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 percent approval.
At the constitutional level where we work, 90 percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections.
Fifty percent of the weight of the soybean is protein. And what a protein! No other protein that we’ve known comes so nearly to the basic protein of animals and humans as soybean protein.
Someone said to me, ‘If fifty percent of the experts in Hollywood said you had no talent and should give up, what would you do?’ My answer was then and still is, ‘If a hundred percent told me that, all one hundred percent would be wrong.’
I don’t want 100 different cures of cancer. I want, you know, give me five. So if you had, you know, five medicines, you could do away with 90 percent of cancer. That’s sort of my objective. I think we’re going to do it.
Anyone who has followed the U.S. economy in recent years can tell you while corporate America and their wealthy executives have recovered from the last recession, middle-class families have not. About 95 percent of income gains between 2009 and 2012 went to the top one percent.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads.
I was born on an island with 96 percent of the people black. But all the power and the economy was in the hands of white people who only formed four per cent.
No matter what the game was or how much older and stronger the other kids were, we were taught to give it everything we had until it was over. Never give less than one hundred percent.
You have teenagers thinking they’re going to make millions as NBA stars when that’s not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they’re 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Twenty five percent of Israeli citizens are not even Jewish. Anybody can become an Israeli citizen if you qualify. Religion is not a criterion for citizenship.
Growing up in Kentucky, I used to hang out with four running buddies as a kid – 6, 10, and 11 years old. Two of them would later come out, and so 50 percent of my friends as a kid were gay.
Women play about twenty-five percent as good as men, so they should get about twenty-five percent of the money men get.
I do actually believe in love. I can’t say that I’m 100 percent successful in that department, but I think it’s one of the few worthwhile human experiences. It’s cooler than anything I can think of right now.
By the end of the 20th century, up to 90 percent of the sharks, tuna, swordfish, marlins, groupers, turtles, whales, and many other large creatures that prospered in the Gulf for millions of years had been depleted by overfishing.
I like somebody who’s not so crazy but likes to have a good time… and who is thoughtful and kind and easy to laugh with. Somebody you can just be yourself with one hundred and fifty percent.
I’m overly confident. I believe in myself 100 percent. I believe in my game, and I believe in my work ethic.
I have type AB- blood, which is the rarest blood type. It’s less than 1 percent of the whole population of the world, and it means that you don’t have as many digestive enzymes.
When I go to a restaurant, I eat three-quarters of the food in front of me. That cuts my calorie intake by 25 percent.
Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.
Just as Jimmy Stewart and Tyrone Power get 50 percent of the profits, so do I.
I am 1,000 percent for Tom Eagleton and I have no intention of dropping him from the ticket.
I live by the 80/20 rule: I’m 80 percent healthy, and then 20 percent indulgent.
Every time I make a picture the critics’ estimate of American public taste goes down ten percent.
Now we maintain that we cannot be afford to be concerned about 6 percent of the children in this country, black children, who you allow to come into white schools. We have 94 percent who still live in shacks. We are going to be concerned about those 94 percent.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
My theory is 98 percent of all human endeavor is killing time.
Sodium is an important mineral that is essential for proper functioning of the human body – however, the American diet contains dangerously high amounts of sodium, almost 80 percent of which comes from processed and restaurant foods.
When our financial system – essentially our money managers, marketers of investment products and stockbrokers – put up zero percent of the capital and assume zero percent of the risk yet receive fully 80% of the return, something has gone terribly wrong in our financial system.
Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.
There’s an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish character in a film who isn’t 100 percent perfect, or you’re labeled anti-Semitic.
In math, you could get 100 percent. It was very fair. That’s what I liked about math. You could figure it out, and the teacher couldn’t have a stupid opinion about it.
Japan is an important ally of ours. Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity, 60 percent of the GNP, two countries. That’s a statement in and of itself.
Hydration is everything. Think of this: your muscles are 70-plus percent water – how are you not drinking water during a workout? I get the whole, ‘Let’s challenge ourselves; let’s do that prison, tough guy thing,’ but at the end of the day, you’re underperforming.
My body fat at 173 is five percent, so the rest is just straight water that I lose.
Ninety percent of my game is mental. It’s my concentration that has gotten me this far.
I’m 100 percent sunshine.
I’m 100 percent Irish by birth, grew up Italian, and yet I constantly get cast as playing Jewish.
If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.
Nineteen percent of doctors say that they’d be able to give their patients a lethal injection. But they also went on to say that the patient would have to be really, really behind on payments.
Only 10 percent of the people in the U.S. like dry wines. You shouldn’t get down on people just because they like a little sugar.
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into the United States through our ports are scanned.
It’s the advantage of the virus to spread, and you can only spread when you infect people and they infect other people without necessarily killing them. So if you had 100 percent mortality, the potential pandemic would almost self-eliminate itself.
To the organizer, compromise is a key and beautiful word. It is always present in the pragmatics of operation… If you start with nothing, demand 100 percent, then compromise for 30 percent, you’re 30 percent ahead.
If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.
I believe that the only people who really, truly benefit from any of the policies of Republicans are the wealthy. I’m in that 1 percent tax bracket, but I’m not a man of wealth.
Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.
I don’t take on a project unless I know the end result is going to make me happy. If I can’t give 100 percent to something, I choose not to do it because it’s very difficult to have so many pots on the fire at one time.
I’m baffled all the time. We don’t know what’s driving 96% of the universe. Everybody you know and love and heard of and think about and see in the night sky through a telescope: four percent of the universe.
A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don’t serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children.
Infidelity is a deal breaker for me. I’ve broken up with people over it. You can’t do monogamy 90 percent of the time.
We’re at a point now where we’ve built AI tools to detect when terrorists are trying to spread content, and 99 percent of the terrorist content that we take down, our systems flag before any human sees them or flags them for us.
All dogs can become aggressive, but the difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the pit bull can do more damage. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are a hundred percent ready for the responsibility if you own a ‘power’ breed, like a pit bull, German shepherd, or Rottweiler.
The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time – producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers.
I was a WASP kid going to a high school that was 99 percent Jewish and I wanted attention and I wanted to make a spectacle of myself because I couldn’t stand to be ignored.
I just think that – when a country needs more income and we do, we’re only taking in 15 percent of GDP, I mean, that – that – when a country needs more income, they should get it from the people that have it.
Since 2006, we have surpassed Alaska, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and California in oil production to become the second largest oil-producing state in the nation, trailing only Texas. In 2012, North Dakota produced more than 245 million barrels of oil and provided nearly 11 percent of all U.S. output.
Today, only 2 percent of the people know the name of someone serving in uniform. That means 2 percent of your listeners can actually conjure up the image of someone wearing the uniform of the military of the United States.
Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment – in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.
Osteoporosis is a disease that attacks the bones in your body. It happens to really almost everyone when they get really old. But for women, after menopause, they can lose up to 30 percent of their bone mass.
The Iraq war was fought by one-half of one percent of us. And unless we were part of that small group or had a relative who was, we went about our lives as usual most of the time: no draft, no new taxes, no changes. Not so for the small group who fought the war and their families.
We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.
With silly stuff, it’s seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it’s because I’m nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke.
The average GOP presidential vote in these last five elections was 44.5 percent. In the last three, it was 48.1 percent. Give Romney an extra point for voter disillusionment with Obama, and a half-point for being better financed than his predecessors. It still strikes me as a path to narrow defeat.
Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
I define genuine full employment as a situation where there are at least as many job openings as there are persons seeking employment, probably calling for a rate of unemployment, as currently measured, of between 1 and 2 percent.
There’s always room for growth. I feel like I’ll never get to the point where I’m 100 percent happy with where I am with my career.
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
Ninety-nine percent of the men and women of the FBI… are just professionals. I don’t want Americans, if an FBI agent knocks on their door, to have to be worried about well, is he a Democrat or a Republican? He’s an FBI agent.
Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues.
Success is 99 percent failure.
I would cap the amount of federal government can spend at 20 percent of the economy. Bring it back to 20 percent or lower. And say, we are not going to spend above that level. Democrats, they want to raise your taxes and spend more and more and turn us into an economy which is no longer driven by the private sector.
My publication record puts me in the top 0.5 percent of psychologists.
There is absolutely, 100 percent, a light at the end of the tunnel for anyone who stutters.
I’m 21 years old, and it’s kind of uncomfortable for me to talk about, but I’m in the 1 percent as far as my income and tax bracket. But now that I’m here, there’s no amount of money you can wave in front of my face that will make me understand depriving people of human rights.
The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don’t like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they’re 95 percent dead wood.
The Republicans in the House and Senate took the district that I firmly represent, 22 in south Florida, from a D plus one to a D plus five almost a D plus six district, which means you are given a five to six percent registration advantage to Democrats. They drew in more Democrats into the district I represent.
We think if the economy remains weak that we could see mortgage rates trail down and we think that we could see rates below seven percent into early next year.
Life is for the living. I was a little scared before surgery ’cause of the release you sign that says there’s always a very small percent chance that you’ll die during the operation.
Whatever dream you have, be sure that it is going to be happen, and then forget about it. Then you have to come back to the present and be there 100 percent.
Our criteria is that it’s okay to invest in companies so long as they stop lobbying in Washington, stop exploring for new hydrocarbons, and sit down with every one else to plan to keep 80 percent of the reserves in the ground.
Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.
Growing up in the Bible Belt of Texas, I thought for sure there was no way – if I’m 100 percent true to myself and come out as a gay, African-American person in 2015 – that people are going to be able to accept that and understand it.
With 3 percent of the world’s resources and 25 percent of the world’s demand, it is pretty obvious this country cannot drill its way to energy security.
We expect that in the next years, the economy will improve. And we expect that extreme poverty will drop from 22 percent to 11 percent by the year 2000.
I write all my own raps myself, 100 percent. And it feels good to be able to say that.
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.
If being an advocate of peace, justice, and humanity toward all human beings is radical, then I’m glad to be called radical. And if it is radical to oppose the use of 70 percent of federal monies for destruction and war, then I am a radical.
I’ll admit that I am not always 100 percent confident because I’m a woman. I’m a woman and I’m human.
The fact that more than 50 percent of Americans have an immediate family member either currently or formerly incarcerated tells you a lot about just how defining a feature of American culture incarceration has become.
Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.
Looking the way I look, whenever anybody’s looking for a light brown funny guy, I get the call… I’m 100 percent Greek, but I look like I could be Indian or Middle Eastern or Hispanic. If it’s ethnic, they’ll try and put me in it.
Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
In the past 40 years, the United States lost more than a million farmers and ranchers. Many of our farmers are aging. Today, only nine percent of family farm income comes from farming, and more and more of our farmers are looking elsewhere for their primary source of income.
If I’m doing a play, 30 to 40 percent of the people that come to the stage door have pictures of ‘Alien’ for me to autograph. And usually, the photos are pretty gory ones.
I graduated from university with a degree in architecture and then ended up doing a series of internships with different firms. And once I was in an office environment, I realized that at school what I was doing was 98 percent creative, 2 percent makework, but in the real world, it was the other way around.
I mean, if you turn on the radio, love is 90 percent of the music.
Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
Good conductors know when to let an orchestra lead itself. Ninety percent of what a conductor does comes in the rehearsal – the vision, the structure, the architecture.
We are over 60 percent water by weight. We’re just a big ball of… blob of water, with enough organic thickener added so we don’t dribble away on the floor.
I never thought about college, but my mom thought about it for me. I knew 100 percent it wasn’t for me.
Some 70 percent of Americans donated to Katrina victims.
Progressives know there is something very wrong when a nation divided politically has one major network operating as a propaganda arm of the Republican Party and 90 percent of talk radio is dominated by right-wing extremists.
Do I think I’m transgender? Yes, 1000 percent! Do I identify as my natural born gender? 1000 percent!
I would classify myself as an individual. That’s what I try to stay true with – being myself, 100 percent.
90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
When I made my Obey logo, it was 100 percent an homage to Barbara Kruger’s work and 0 percent had anything to do with Supreme.
You know, I’m very particular about my sheets. They have to be one hundred percent cotton, with a high thread count. Only cotton. No flannel.
As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.
There’s nothing fake about me. And I think there are some people that appreciate that. Even if they hate me, they appreciate the fact that I’m 100 percent authentically me.
If you can eat 70 percent raw or introduce raw into your diet, it will help your health.
In the last recession, 99 percent of us have lost wealth, but did you know that the top 1 percent increased their wealth five times? It tells you they create recessions so they get wealthier.
During the last war when there was a market for everything that could be produced, the production capacity of Canada and the United States, which were outside the battle area, increased one hundred percent.
Ninety-nine percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice. That’s what makes the jukebox play.
You know, the polls show that 70 percent of the people are for stem-cell research.
Every night on the court I give my all, and if I’m not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself.
About 70 percent of the district was new. It was a short amount of time to get to know hundreds and thousands of people. But with the help and support of old friends, we built a grassroots operation organically from the ground up.
Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future.
Life is short. Don’t do the same thing everyone else is doing – that’s such a herd mentality. And don’t do something that’s two percent better than the other person. Do something that changes the world.
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
The first album was 99 percent hard core to show you I was the best rhymer in the world.
I think that if people realize that with an mp3, you’re only getting five percent of the sound that’s there. But when you hear the entire thing… I think it would save the music business. It’s such a drastic change.
Ninety-nine percent of Indian people loved me and they still love me.
I had about the biggest, longest wish list anyone could have, and 99 percent of what I wanted to get on the screen we got on the screen within our schedule and within our budget and within our resources.
There are times when you’re being judged on your appearance and you’re not feeling your best self. It hurts, but as I always say, I try and be 100 percent myself all the time. So if I’m rejected, it just hurts that little bit less because at least I was myself.