Top 160 Permission Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Permission Quotes from famous people such as Tina Brown, Rebecca Loos, Lana Del Rey, Wallace Shawn, Michael Dell, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The Brazilian poet Vinicius de Moraes wrote that beauty

The Brazilian poet Vinicius de Moraes wrote that beauty is fundamental. Well, with the poet’s permission, so is courage.
Tina Brown
I was never going to be one of those women who put their career on hold, who put their hand out to their husband to ask permission. I used to think that was the worst.
Rebecca Loos
I write my own songs. I made my own videos. I pick my producers. Nothing goes out without my permission. It’s all authentic.
Lana Del Rey
I grew up. I began to think the United States had some problems that really required the help of artistic people to solve. And I gave myself permission to be a writer instead of a civil servant.
Wallace Shawn
Real entrepreneurs have what I call the three Ps (and, trust me, none of them stands for ‘permission’). Real entrepreneurs have a ‘passion’ for what they’re doing, a ‘problem’ that needs to be solved, and a ‘purpose’ that drives them forward.
Michael Dell
Hip-hop saved me. It gave me permission to use language in a certain way. It validated my community and my friends. It gave our slang a certain elegance.
Jason Reynolds
I like to watch rallies. Every time I go, I park the car where the fans park – I don’t have any special tickets or permission to go – and I walk six kilometers.
Robert Kubica
It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
Grace Hopper
I know that if a film is ready to emerge out of what I write, I’ll be able to go off and make it without asking anyone’s permission.
Francis Ford Coppola
But on the big things, I’m not going to trim in order to win public opinion. Because I really don’t want to serve in the Senate if I arrive there without permission to do the things I think need to be done.
Bob Kerrey
I want the least number of decision makers. We want to empower people to get more things done and also give permission to question orthodoxy.
Satya Nadella
The hardest part of living without social media was remembering that my little life was enough, so I could just stay there and live it without asking for anyone else’s permission or validation. I realized that for me, posting is like asking the world, ‘Do you ‘like’ me?’
Glennon Doyle Melton
This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery. Some people just do it, but others need help with the mindset, permission almost to listen to themselves. Understanding how things work is the key.
Sally Schneider
They have permission to play all the indoor games they want, but my daughters are not going to be competing in public sporting activities.
Shahid Afridi
Traditional copyright has been that you can’t make a full copy of somebody’s work without their permission.
Patricia Schroeder
In Saudi Arabia – recognized as one of the worst violators of women’s rights – women outnumber men on university campuses and yet are treated like minors who need a male guardian’s permission to do the most basic things.
Mona Eltahawy
When Trump was elected, it gave white men – particularly white men in power – full, unfettered permission to say or do whatever they want without consequence.
Shaun King
If you want to send a manuscript, send it to an agent. And send a letter first, asking permission. Launch it into the real world of cold-blooded commercial response, not into the fantasyland of wishful thinking, cowardice and surrender to Resistance.
Steven Pressfield
As a kid I didn’t see black cowboys on the screen. What that said to me was that there were things I couldn’t do or be because of my color. What we see others like us do gives us permission to expand our own horizons.
Walter Dean Myers
One of the most important tools in critical thinking about numbers is to grant yourself permission to generate wrong answers to mathematical problems you encounter. Deliberately wrong answers!
Daniel Levitin
There’s this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission.
Prince
In America, we have bible-reading applications: every single one of those applications asks permission to turn on your microphone, your camera; it wants permission to read your e-mails and the right to send e-mails wherever it chooses.
John McAfee
The judge gave Michael permission to issue a statement. I think Jackson went way outside the bounds of the judge’s intent. It will be interesting to see what the judge does tomorrow in court.
Catherine Crier
In Tijuana, because there’s such a mix and match of people and regions and we’re a newer city and everyone comes from some place else, I think we’re just given permission to play with our food.
Marcela Valladolid
I left an office at the top of the Pan Am Building, a nine-room apartment, and a farm in Vermont because I was aching inside. It took an analyst to tell me I could write a note of permission to become a musician and sign it.
Michael Masser
I love doing research. It’s like cheating, but with permission.
Greg Rucka
I always joke about how I get excited to go to the grocery store without permission.
Megan Phelps-Roper
I rarely asks people for advice or permission when I’m planning on doing something I feel strongly about. That only opens the plan up to be crapped on.
Anderson Cooper
I started putting a wire up in secret and performing without permission. Notre Dame, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the World Trade Center. And I developed a certitude, a faith that convinced me that I will get safely to the other side. If not, I will never do that first step.
Philippe Petit
My friend’s mom said to me, ‘honey, I think you’re gay.’ And I go, ‘yeah, I am.’ As soon as someone vocalized it to me, gave me permission. I was like, ‘yes, yes, yeah!’
Sonya Deville
I love photography – I fell in love with photography, I think, because it was my own thing, it wasn’t something I needed other people’s permission to do. So, it was really freeing for me actually to be able to not be a famous person and just to take pictures.
Amanda de Cadenet
In the age of girl power, we're loath to send a message

In the age of girl power, we’re loath to send a message of surrender to our girls. To the contrary: we’ve doubled down on giving them permission to speak up and fight for their rights. This is a good thing.
Rachel Simmons
This is my spiritual journey through life, my way of making sense of the world. I don’t need permission from anyone or accolades from anyone; it is completely internal.
R. A. Salvatore
You can’t have whatever you want. But to a child who must ask permission for every single thing, adulthood looks like a constant parade of every desire’s satisfaction. It is a heady and terrifying place. It is the Otherworld. It is Fairyland. In fantasy, we make this literal.
Catherynne M. Valente
Getting permission to use a drone in Egypt was problematical.
Sarah Parcak
I’ve realized along the way that a lot of things that I do as a performer are about waiting for somebody to write something for me or develop something for me, but music, music was the thing that I don’t have to wait for anybody’s permission to do.
Leslie Odom, Jr.
The novelist has permission to do whatever she chooses to supercharge whatever’s interesting in her story. This is also known as freedom.
Darin Strauss
I believe women and minorities often wait for permission to be invited to something; we need to stop doing that.
Ilhan Omar
It’s Frank’s painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more.
Alice Cooper
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Mahatma Gandhi
You are a free woman, and then you become a prisoner, and you receive all kinds of orders. Sit here, stand there. That’s it. You just, you don’t have the possibility of even moving to take your bag without asking for permission.
Ingrid Betancourt
I’ve learned lately that no one is going to hand me a permission slip and tell me to take time out for me.
Wynonna Judd
Traveling gave me the opportunity to reinvent myself. You can imagine my excitement when, one year after my bone marrow transplant and two years after my cancer diagnosis, my doctors gave me permission to take my first big trip since cancer. Freedom, finally!
Suleika Jaouad
In my family, there was one parent you asked for money and the other for permission to do things. You could never get both out of one parent.
Julianne Moore
Acting is a job of permission. Someone has to give you permission to do it. But I have started to be like, ‘I only want to do things that I want to do,’ and writing has afforded me the luxury.
Justin Theroux
I think giving yourself permission to be weird is amazing. After all what does it mean to be normal?
Ben Falcone
On one of my birthdays, I wanted to go to a disco, but Daddy refused permission. But when I insisted he finally took the entire family to the disco for five minutes.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
In a democracy, you don’t need anyone’s permission to form a new political party, publish a politically charged article, or organize a ‘tea party.’ And in open markets, individuals are free to buy and invest as they see fit.
Gary Hamel
Like nightclubs and sporting events, entry into an amusement park is a permission to become someone else. We come for the experience and to relish it.
Greg Rucka
Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you can choose to be.
Joy Page
There’s a little bit of protocol in the real world which is quite important. If you speak to me, we understand that we’ve entered into a social contract. But sound that you haven’t given permission to receive is noise, and generally unwelcome.
Julian Treasure
You can’t really fake chemistry: either you have it or you don’t, and you can’t have a relationship on screen if you don’t have one off screen. I love Sarah Paulson. I absolutely adore her. My wife has given me full permission to love Sarah Paulson, and I look forward to doing that for the rest of my life.
Sterling K. Brown
These ‘free’ applications ask for permission to read your emails, your text messages, listen to your phone calls, record video from your phone. Why else would someone spend millions developing an application which they then give away? Kind-hearted, maybe? Get real.
John McAfee
Adolescence is society’s permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
Terri Apter
Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission.
Joseph Sobran
Ajwa and Asmara are the youngest and love to play dress-up. They have my permission to play any sport, as long as they’re indoors. Cricket? No, not for my girls.
Shahid Afridi
Permission marketing turns strangers into friends and friends into loyal customers. It’s not just about entertainment – it’s about education. Permission marketing is curriculum marketing.
Seth Godin
Depending on what happens with my directing career, I don’t think I’ll stop writing, even if I crash and burn in movies and TV. I’ll go back to plays. Even if I crash and burn there, I’ll write a novel. That’s the great thing about writing is that you don’t have to wait for people to give you permission to do it.
Alan Ball
Record companies, I found out, can put out compilations without your permission.
Pink
Labels can be really helpful when we have the autonomy to label ourselves. But when other people label us without our permission, that’s when it becomes dangerous.
Asia Kate Dillon
My father didn’t want me to go to New York City, and I was determined to go. Learning to give myself the permission to be who I was in the world and to make my own choices was hard.
Betty Buckley
Giving oneself permission to write to begin with is the first enormous challenge. But you discover that this permission involves a requirement: To write about things that are difficult because they are, in fact, your subject.
Jonathan Galassi
If music is to continue to support the livelihoods of a

If music is to continue to support the livelihoods of artists, it cannot be taken without the permission of artists.
Jean-Michel Jarre
The Internet should be an open platform where you are free to go where you want and say and do what you want without having to ask anyone’s permission.
Ajit Pai
Have you watched Animal Planet? The lioness is out there hunting the zebras, the gazelles, all sorts of things, so you need to be the fierce lioness or dragon that you are. Have that inner fire. See what you want, get it, and ask nobody for permission.
Nikita Dragun
Lead by example. Women often wait for permission instead of acting, and I try to encourage bold action.
Belinda Johnson
Why should I need a prescription to spit into a vial and get my DNA read? Why can’t I get my own blood drawn without a doctor’s permission? It’s my blood.
Anne Wojcicki
During my time we had two chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, at different times of course, on the bridge, both of whom asked my permission to sit on the captain’s chair.
Patrick Stewart
I got invited to the White House, and I tried to sleep there overnight without permission. The Secret Service came to my house, and I had to talk to them. They legally couldn’t do anything because I didn’t do anything wrong, but they yelled at me like a principal.
Jake Paul
You can’t have whatever you want. But to a child who must ask permission for every single thing, adulthood looks like a constant parade of every desire’s satisfaction. It is a heady and terrifying place. It is the Otherworld. It is Fairyland. In fantasy, we make this literal.
Catherynne M. Valente
I was under 18, and to leave Kenya to come to the United States, to get a passport, you had to be 18. So I lied and said I was 19 to get the passport, because otherwise, I had to have permission from my parents, and my parents would never have let me come.
Iman
We have brought down emissions in this country through our legal system and through technological innovation. We can do this on our own. We don’t have to have the permission of countries all over the world to do that.
Mike Lee
Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America.
Felix Bloch
The U.N. can meet and discuss, but we don’t need their permission.
Andrew Card
If Congress grants permission, I would put armed forces in the streets.
Jair Bolsonaro
We had to give each other permission to be different as parents. That’s why there’s a mom and a dad with two different approaches, because you do need both.
Bridgette Wilson
We’ve patented the idea… of using the address book as a place to declare that you like a brand. By so doing, the brand has now got your permission to send you personal messages – it could be money off offers, coupons, promotions, just information, whatever is appropriate.
Keith Teare
My father had a flat rule. He believed that every man’s house was his castle. He had a flat rule: no man could come in his house without his permission.
Thurgood Marshall
Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world’s most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti.
Thor Heyerdahl
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
Marianne Williamson
In the Saudi system, women are considered inferior. No matter our age, we have male guardians. We must get permission from men to attend school, to work, to marry, to travel overseas – even to have basic medical procedures.
Manal al-Sharif
I have very little hope that any permission can be gained for your organization. However, I shall place it in a special folder with similar applications and raise the question from time to time with such people here as may have authority.
Anna Louise Strong
If there is someone in your life who is not serving you or making you better, give yourself permission to move on.
Niecy Nash
When I see kids standing next to their mothers at book signings, clutching a copy of ‘Forever,’ I know what’s coming. They’ll say to me, ‘How old do I have to be to read this?’ hoping I’ll give them permission. But I can’t do that.
Judy Blume
The Times’ new credibility committee report that was issued on Monday very specifically said they will be putting in a policy that reporters must get permission from their department heads to appear on television, which I think is a really good thing.
Daniel Okrent
But the main thing is to give people permission to feel it and to put grief at the heart of what Extinction Rebellion’s about.
Gail Bradbrook
What I do with my work is, I give women permission to be angry. Because that’s our right. Because it’s an emotion. Because it’s been taken away from us. Because we’ve been silenced.
Rose McGowan
In Mumbai, Marathi schools are shutting down and Urdu schools are increasing. The parties governing the BMC are giving permission to these schools. If Urdu schools are rising, you know whose numbers are increasing and who is coming to the city.
Raj Thackeray
I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I’ll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.
Stevie Nicks
In many countries, laws still work to women’s disadvantage – for example, by requiring married women to obtain their husbands’ permission to register a business, own property, or work.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
I think people are entitled to march without a permit. When you have a few hundred thousand people on the street you have permission.
Tom Hayden
I love breaking the fourth wall, and being given permission to play with the audience!
Frankie Grande
If you look at my Instagram, girls are just beating down my door for tips or a job or mentorship. I can’t hire every single one of them. My story is one thing that gives them hope. It’s an unconventional story with anecdotes, commonsense advice and a big dose of permission to figure things out for yourself.
Sophia Amoruso
I think historically it's good for younger people to se

I think historically it’s good for younger people to see where so much influence has come from. If you’re using my mother as a role model it gives women permission to be kooky and wonderful and individual and unique and loyal and independent all at the same time.
Nicole Fosse
Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can’t.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
A dream role of mine that I’m currently talking to some people about – I’m trying to get an Aaliyah biopic made, but a proper one, and see if we can get the family’s permission and get all the rights to all the music.
Lexi Underwood
Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.
Pat Riley
Permission marketing is marketing without interruptions.
Seth Godin
As a kid, the only time I used to get out at night when I was in 9th and 10th standard. The only time I had permission to go out at night was during Navratri because we all used to go play dandiya and garba.
Kriti Kharbanda
Music – it’s the only thing that can enter your system, your mind, your heart, without your permission.
Emmanuel Jal
Long before the 2016 presidential campaign, confidential sources had alerted me to longstanding misuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court system and the erosion of protections when it came obtaining permission for wiretaps and other surveillance methods.
Sharyl Attkisson
I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child. I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn’t want me to. You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt.
Sherri Shepherd
We didn’t worry about getting a venue or asking permission. We started out guerrilla. We were illegal, going down to the beach to burn this thing.
Larry Harvey
I asked my parents for permission to study in America and they were so sure that I wouldn’t get in and get a scholarship that they encouraged me to try. So I applied to Yale and got an excellent scholarship. I then worked for the Boston Consulting Group for six and half years.
Indra Nooyi
We all need permission to do science, but for reasons that are deeply ingrained in history, this permission is more often given to men than to women.
Vera Rubin
I was allowed a freedom as a baby boomer to do whatever I wanted to do. My parents were able to give their permission because they just felt, ‘Why not?’ I joined my first band and dropped out of school.
Peter Frampton
Acting is a job of permission. Someone has to give you permission to do it. But I have started to be like, ‘I only want to do things that I want to do,’ and writing has afforded me the luxury.
Justin Theroux
Schaeffer gave me permission to work in the studio with a technician, but I’ve never worked with him.
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Where workers are not free to change employers or leave the country without the permission of their employer, workers are, de facto, in forced labour.
Sharan Burrow
I do think a founder has special permission to make sweeping changes across an organization.
Michael Dell
There was a terrible fear for me when I started writing, which was that if you’d been denied unbelievably tumultuous experience, you didn’t have permission to write.
Nathan Englander
To my younger self, I would say unless you’re literally in danger, ask forgiveness instead of asking permission.
Jonathan Van Ness
Bitcoin is amazingly transformative because it’s the first time in the entire history of the world in which anybody can now send or receive any amount of money, with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, without having to ask permission from any bank or government.
Roger Ver
What could be more important to the pursuit of happiness than the right to choose your spouse without asking a Washington politician for permission?
Lisa Murkowski
I vividly remember my first interaction with Sir Richard Attenborough, I was in my final year at NSD (National School of Drama) in 1979, and casting director Dolly Thakore got in touch with me. We weren’t supposed to work outside NSD but special permission was granted to the students who were shortlisted for the audition.
Alok Nath
One of the biggest obstacles to making lots of money is not a lack of good ideas or opportunities or time, or that we’re too slovenly or stupid: it’s that we refuse to give ourselves permission to become rich.
Jen Sincero
I really don’t have any weaknesses. I do have areas of my life that I am working on to grow, heal and evolve. Giving myself permission to rest is an area I am working on. Not rescuing my children and grandchildren is another area.
Iyanla Vanzant
Build your self-esteem by recalling all the ways you have succeeded, and your brain will be filled with images of you making your achievements happen again and again. Give yourself permission to toot your own horn, and don’t wait for anyone to praise you.
Jack Canfield
The problem of evil… Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?
William Temple
By law and institutional culture, FDA seeks to apply a single tool to its approach to regulation – the requirement for pre-market approval. The agency is accustomed to compelling innovators to submit evidence to FDA and seek permission for marketing.
Scott Gottlieb
Become slower in your journey through life. Practice yoga and meditation if you suffer from ‘hurry sickness.’ Become more introspective by visiting quiet places such as churches, museums, mountains and lakes. Give yourself permission to read at least one novel a month for pleasure.
Wayne Dyer
I had to give myself permission to act, then others agreed.
Edie McClurg
In 2007, as a condition for hosting the Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government removed restrictions barring Beijing-based journalists from leaving the capital without prior written permission.
Evan Osnos
Napster hijacked our music without asking. They never sought our permission. Our catalog of music simply became available as free downloads on the Napster system.
Lars Ulrich
For me, when I go to bed at night, I am happy that I ha

For me, when I go to bed at night, I am happy that I haven’t hurt someone. And if I think I have, I will rectify it. I now refuse to give someone permission to make me feel bad about myself. They can’t make me feel bad about myself if I don’t allow it.
Lucy Davis
If a singer wants to improvise while recording a song, he has to get the permission of the composer.
M. Jayachandran
Originally, when I wrote the song ‘The Sensual World’ I had used text from the end of ‘Ulysses.’ When I asked for permission to use the text, I was refused, which was disappointing.
Kate Bush
If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
Grace Hopper
Why do people – gay or straight – need the state’s permission to marry? For most of Western history, they didn’t, because marriage was a private contract between two families. The parents’ agreement to the match, not the approval of church or state, was what confirmed its validity.
Stephanie Coontz
There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading may be given without first getting the author’s permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that.
Robert Benchley
I think comics do need permission to fail. I think comics do need permission to go up and try stuff.
Chris Gethard
Congress hasn’t declared war on the countries – the majority of them are our allies – but without asking for public permission, NSA is running network operations against them that affect millions of innocent people. And for what? So we can have secret access to a computer in a country we’re not even fighting?
Edward Snowden
Being a comedy writer gives you permission to be an outsider and poke fun at what people think about other people.
Michael Patrick King
At 20, I realized that I could not possibly adjust to a feminine role as conceived by my father and asked him permission to engage in a professional career. In eight months I filled my gaps in Latin, Greek and mathematics, graduated from high school, and entered medical school in Turin.
Rita Levi-Montalcini
My mother did not raise me to ask for permission to lead.
Ayanna Pressley
If someone has copyright over some piece of your stuff, you can sell it without permission from the copyright holder because the copyright holder can only control the ‘first-sale.’ The Supreme Court has recognized this doctrine since 1908.
Marvin Ammori
If a guy wants to take me out, he must seek my dad’s permission first. That’s just the way it works.
Shilpa Shetty
There’s been so much corruption and so much cronyism in the taxi industry and so much regulatory capture, that if you ask for permission upfront for something that’s already legal, you’ll never get it.
Travis Kalanick
I simply didn’t believe we needed a constitutional amendment to protect women’s rights. I knew of only one law that was discriminatory toward women, a law in North Dakota stipulating that a wife had to have her husband’s permission to make wine.
Phyllis Schlafly
In captivity, one loses every way of acting over little details which satisfy the essentials of life. Everything has to be asked for: permission to go to the toilet, permission to ask a guard something, permission to talk to another hostage – to brush your teeth, use toilet paper, everything is a negotiation.
Ingrid Betancourt
Because the completion of labour service was a precondition for permission to study at the university, I was able to begin my studies of Germanistics and Classical Philology during the summer term of 1939.
Heinrich Boll
I know one writer who has been subscribing authors without their permission and sending out what she thinks are helpful advice sheets, but they come off as if she’s a know-it-all. She thinks she’s marketing herself and her work. All she’s really doing is turning readers off.
M. J. Rose
I’m not an author, but as a songwriter, I’m afforded this kind of luxurious ambiguity in songs of being able to confess the secrets of my relationships with people and face basically no consequences, or ask for no approval or permission.
Finneas
The Congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests who are most affected by the proposal.
Al Gore
When developing an idea, I remind myself not to start with compromise. I envision the ideal manifestation of the idea, as if I had no limits in resources, materials, or permission.
Janet Echelman
Everybody has will – you just have to gather it. And I guess you choose where your inspiration comes from and give yourself that permission.
Abbi Jacobson
All of these reissues were not authorized by me, I do not endorse them, the live album was put out without my permission, and I’ve not seen a dime at this point, either.
Jello Biafra
‘Me Too’ became the way to succinctly and powerfully connect with other people and give people permission to start their journey to heal.
Tarana Burke
After my grandfather’s plane took enemy fire, he was denied permission to land at the first available airstrip. In that classic British bureaucratic way, they said he had to go back to your own airbase in the Midlands. They crashed between the coast and the airfield.
Tom Hooper
I’m in Alkaline Trio; I guess I get to rip off myself. I give myself permission.
Matt Skiba
I have given permission that my medals be transferred from the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi to the sports museum in Patiala.
Milkha Singh
Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.
Regina Brett
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Madonna Ciccone
A superhero represents infinite possibility. It represents the peak of aspiration and courage. And if you see yourself reflected as a superhero, you will give yourself permission to dream anything.
Simu Liu
You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand that we couldn’t have any kind of discussion without permission, without a legal framework behind it.
Anatoly Chubais
I'm not saying that there's anything better than mated

I’m not saying that there’s anything better than mated bliss at its best, but I’m saying that living alone is as good in its own way. But we haven’t quite given ourselves permission to recognize that.
Barbara Feldon
I think that one of the most important things that art can do is give you a reason to look at something, almost give you permission to look at something.
Trevor Paglen
I am not interested in releasing best of stuff and I have not given my permission. You release best of packages when you’re a has-been and have nothing new to offer.
Amanda Lear
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
Arnold Bennett
Acting gives you cosmic permission to take a trip in movies that lasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until the film is finished.
Scott Glenn