Top 272 Figuring Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Figuring Quotes from famous people such as Colson Whitehead, Borns, Bella Abzug, Chip Esten, Mary Pilon, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The terror of figuring out a new genre, of telling a ne

The terror of figuring out a new genre, of telling a new story, is what makes the job exciting, keeps me from getting bored, and I assume it keeps whoever follows my work from getting bored as well.
Colson Whitehead
My folks bought a baby grand piano and that’s where I did the majority of figuring out the songs I heard on the stereo.
I spend all day figuring out how to beat the machine and knock the crap out of the political power structure.
Bella Abzug
I had been in a band in college. You kind of need to make a choice between going the music route or going the acting route. I chose acting, figuring I could always do the music on my own.
Chip Esten
By the middle of the century, retirement culture – exemplified by timeshares in Florida, the golf industry, and AARP membership – was booming. Americans, it turned out, were pretty good at figuring out how not to do anything in their twilight years.
Mary Pilon
Comedy’s all math, figuring out the timing.
Jeffrey Wright
I love figuring people out.
Emma Corrin
I wish I had known that that process of figuring out what you’re good at, what you want to do, and where you want to have an impact is not a one-time exercise, but an ongoing one. Instead, I bought into success being an endpoint rather than a constant process.
Sallie Krawcheck
The soul of a woman is so important to maintain given all that is on our plates. Figuring out how to do it can be a little tricky. My prayer was, ‘Lord, please help me. How can I do it all and not be overwhelmed? How can I do it all and still be happy?’ His answer: Find the stolen moments of joy in all you do.
Niecy Nash
People are finally figuring it out that, at the end of the day, that WCW created some of the best talent in the history of the world. It was a great run.
Eric Bischoff
And I think that figuring out how to open the doors in yourself that make you worthy of love and capable of giving love is that ongoing conversation that I was most interested in exploring.
Rege-Jean Page
I was always interested in figuring things out. I’d do experiments, like combining things I found around the house to see what would happen if I put them together.
Alan Alda
Kind of making that leap from a team that wins occasionally to a team that wins the majority of the time, a lot of times just comes down with figuring out how tough it is to win, and then executing down the stretch to do it.
J. J. Redick
The wardrobe is always the last piece of the puzzle. When you step into the clothing, that’s the final step to figuring out that character.
Mia Wasikowska
I love my job and I love my children. It’s really about figuring out your schedules and getting everything down that you need to do and sticking to your plan.
Adriana Lima
I spent my late twenties and all of my thirties figuring out what I was supposed to be doing and where my home was.
Faith Salie
I’m a very introverted person. Nothing that’s happened has changed that, but one of the reasons I write for teens is it’s a real privilege to have a seat at the table in the lives of young people when they’re figuring out what matters to them.
John Green
My whole life has been about figuring out the balance between knowing who I am and being who I am and accepting that people will come to me with all sorts of preconceptions.
Justin Trudeau
We need to reengineer companies to focus on figuring out who the customer is, what’s the market and what kind of product you should build.
Eric Ries
I got these big coffee table books about Chinese opera from the local library, and I loved looking through them. I loved studying the intricate costumes and figuring out how to ‘cartoonify’ them.
Gene Luen Yang
When you really start figuring things out as a quarterback, you realize you don’t have to be perfect every time, but you do have to be quick and decisive.
Aaron Rodgers
We’re in this transition period of figuring out how to deal with all the new technology that is out there, but television still proves to be the granddaddy of them all.
Jeff Zucker
Every summer I kept figuring out what I needed to work on to be productive the next season.
Derrick Favors
I love clothing and waking up every day and figuring out what I want to say with my clothing.
Cailee Spaeny
I think the human mind is fascinating. I love figuring out why people are doing what they do.
Danielle Fishel
As an academic, a great deal of my time is spent writing, with very little in meetings. In government, the premium is placed on figuring things out through discussing them with other people.
Cass Sunstein
I bought a book with guitar tabs and forced myself to learn. I would go to school and then come home and sit in my room for hours figuring out the songs.
John Gourley
I’m confident in who I am, and I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m just being myself: being comfortable with my body, comfortable with my sound, and I’m figuring out who I am.
Justine Skye
It’s really hard just making dinner as a single parent, but I’m figuring it out. I just have to be more focused and efficient with my little scraps of time that I do have.
Phil Elverum
Offense, defense – on both ends of the floor – figuring that out. I’ll keep watching the film and see where I can keep getting better.
Joe Ingles
Costume design is so important and really helpful, and I really love that aspect of character development, just figuring it out.
Katherine Waterston
The human race is fundamentally insane. If you put two

The human race is fundamentally insane. If you put two of us into a room together, we’re soon gonna start figuring out good reasons to kill one another.
Frank Darabont
The hard part of running a business is that there are a hundred things that you could be doing, and only five of those actually matter, and only one of them matters more than all of the rest of them combined. So figuring out there is a critical path thing to focus on and ignoring everything else is really important.
Sam Altman
During my time as a political strategist, one of the most vexing problems was figuring out why so many people vote against their perceived interests.
James Carville
But I think sometimes, coaching less is better. That’s the art of coaching, figuring out with each kid what is the right way to approach it?
Ryan Day
We were really into what Cliff Martinez did with ‘Drive;’ we were into what Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were doing with David Fincher. When I read about how they worked with David Fincher, they’re composing hours and hours of music and then he’s working and figuring it out.
Matt Duffer
I think that’s part of the fun for us: we love looking at movies through the filter of a specific character – characters who aren’t the lead – and figuring out the film from their point of view.
Anthony Russo
The vast majority of small business owners want nothing to do with figuring out a website. They are neck-deep in their business trying to keep it going.
Andrew Yang
I thought that tackling aging and the mechanisms that promote life would be worth figuring out. I wanted to learn why it is that some people are healthier than others and why some people live to 110 and others only to 60 or 70.
David Andrew Sinclair
Today brands are everything, and all kinds of products and services – from accounting firms to sneaker makers to restaurants – are figuring out how to transcend the narrow boundaries of their categories and become a brand surrounded by a Tommy Hilfiger-like buzz.
Tom Peters
What came up at age 49 is I realized that of all the things I’m interested in, the thing I’m most interested in is figuring out what makes people tick, why people think the way they do, why they act the way they do. And I realized that music is such a great way to investigate why people do what they do.
Yo-Yo Ma
We need to make sure we’re bringing in diverse voices and not expecting everyone to be a representation of their ethnicity or their age or their gender, but judge them individually and make sure that we’re figuring out who the person is and not just checking a box.
Megan Ganz
At least I want to be making films that are somehow born out of me that are stories I want to tell. The challenge is figuring out how to do it where you can make them personal, yet still deliver to an audience a film experience that is satisfying and emotional, and that’s what I’m trying to do.
Gavin O’Connor
I’m still figuring it all out, and I think everyone is. And that’s kind of the point is that there’s no fixed identity, especially for like people in the queer community. It’s going to be an ongoing journey, but yeah, I hope that sharing it helps people.
Emma Corrin
When you’re younger, it’s hard because you’re finding your identity, and then for 12 hours out of the day, you have to be a different person. So that’s a tricky phase – as far as figuring who you are out and then figuring out the people that you’re working with.
Hilarie Burton
You learn so much by having customers and figuring out what they want and keeping them satisfied.
Bre Pettis
Figuring out why people who choose not to do something don’t in fact do it is like attempting to interview the elves who live inside your refrigerator but come out only when the light is off.
Eileen Pollack
First time I looked at a Formula One car in person, I just stared at the cockpit, figuring I’d never get in there. The drivers wear the whole car like a tight-fitting suit.
Chris Hemsworth
There are many things that you can’t measure. But the great fun of what I do for a living is figuring out ways to measure things that people previously considered intangible.
Bill James
There are different ways to show and tell through Instagram. What’s right for one designer will be very different for another designer, and everyone’s going to be figuring things out, but it’s a great opportunity to use it for feedback.
Eva Chen
Figuring out how to eat healthfully on your own without your parents’ guidance is one of the hardest lessons you must learn when you leave home for college.
Daphne Oz