Top 288 Compelling Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Compelling Quotes from famous people such as Wallis Simpson, Adam Rayner, Alan Lowenthal, Victor Banerjee, Theodosius Dobzhansky, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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A woman’s life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.
Wallis Simpson
People have to respond to the characters and respond to the situations that they’re in. That said, it still has to be a compelling narrative that drives along and keeps people coming back week after week. So really, with any successful show you could name, there has to be a mysterious blend of both of those.
Adam Rayner
Those who deny human-caused climate change offer no compelling evidence to better explain the undeniable rise in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and global temperature.
Alan Lowenthal
I am drawn more towards Russian films owing to their compelling camera work, because of my own inclination towards cinematography.
Victor Banerjee
Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution.
Theodosius Dobzhansky
In the 1980s, Vietnam emerged in our culture as a legitimate and compelling topic for discussion rather than something to be hidden in shame.
Bobbie Ann Mason
There is something enormously compelling about Fran Cutler. She is a thrilling bundle of energy and enthusiasm.
Kate Reardon
Being effective at social media, whether for business or personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans. They’re only a click away from a picture of a funny cat, so you have to make your thing more compelling than that cat. And that can be a high bar.
Alexis Ohanian
I’ve been on national TV since 1994, and I can communicate in a compelling and decisive way.
Jeanine Pirro
To lose my mother just as I’m right on the brink of crossing that threshold over into a career, it was pretty compelling. My entire career is my mother’s work, for me.
CeeLo Green
Comedy, drama, Westerns, sci-fi… it’s all fine if the story’s compelling and the character is interesting to me. I do like action a lot.
Jensen Ackles
I think the tricky balance, the most important thing more than the horror is to have a compelling story, compelling drama, a show about great characters that you care about and you want to come back every week to see what they’re up to.
Oren Peli
I’m interested in painting the most beautifully compelling pictures and images and metaphors and stories and explanations possible that will put Jesus in language for a world that desperately needs to hear it.
Rob Bell
‘Cosmos’ wouldn’t deserve its place in primetime evening network television were it not a landscape on which compelling stories were told. People, when they watch TV in the evening, want to see stories, and science simply tells the best stories.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I’m not a big believer in the idea of genre – I’m a fan of any writer who can pull me into compelling characters and stories – but I can’t imagine I’ll start writing domestic dramas any time soon.
Nick Petrie
Surprises can be compelling.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Outnumbered Overtime’ began as an online extension to the then-brand new hit, ‘Outnumbered.’ My goal was to turn an interactive, chat room type show into a source for news and compelling interviews.
Harris Faulkner
I was a reluctant convert, and I am by no means a zealot. But the evidence is compelling: to write off wind-power is either ill-informed or dishonest.
Jonathan Dimbleby
There was no way that I could explain to dogs, friends, or parents my compelling need to return to Africa to launch a long-term study of the gorillas.
Dian Fossey
You don’t necessarily need a script or actors to tell a compelling tale. Finding a person at a key moment in his life and rendering the truth as you see it – that’s the truest form of drama.
D. A. Pennebaker
You can watch any episode you want and have a compelling story being told.
Christopher Meloni
I love ‘Cheers.’ I didn’t watch it growing up, but I watched it getting ready to do the first season of ‘New Girl.’ It bowls me over every time I see it. The romance, the comedy, the performances – every bit of it is just so compelling.
Elizabeth Meriwether
Great brands and great businesses have to be great storytellers, too. We have to tell stories – emotive, compelling stories – and even more so because we’re nonfiction.
Angela Ahrendts
How many times have you opened a book, read the first few sentences and made a snap decision about whether to buy it? When it’s your book that’s coming under this casual-but-critical scrutiny, you want the reader to be instantly hooked. The way to accomplish this is to create compelling opening sentences.
Nancy Kress
GoPro represents everything that excites me in a company – incredible products, compelling content, a world-renowned brand and, above all, amazing people who make it happen.
Tony Bates
There’s a compelling reason why I belong in the Hall of Fame, but I understand the argument against me. My career didn’t go like most, and I’m 100 percent fine with that because that’s what resonates with people.
Kurt Warner
I think Nintendo is fortunate, having been in this business for over 30 years, to really understand the dynamics and recognize that it’s software that drives hardware, and it’s new, unique, compelling experiences within software that make it stand out.
Reggie Fils-Aime
There was something to me that was really compelling about that woman, already knowing she couldn’t get pregnant. When I made that movie I was maybe 24, and to be 24 and already know you can’t get pregnant, that was really interesting to me.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
I think that space exploration as a broad activity is the most important things that humans can do. I’ve always found it fascinating, interesting, compelling, and I have a drive to go out into space.
John M. Grunsfeld
I really focus on giving the viewers compelling television, and hope that more and more people watch.
Brooke Baldwin
An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.
Billie Burke
Some people's personalities are so compelling that they

Some people’s personalities are so compelling that they command attention.
Laura Linney
It’s an old trick now, God knows, but it works every time. At the very moment women start to expand their place in the world, scientific studies deliver compelling reasons for them to stay home.
Mary Kay Blakely
I don’t really think in terms of making something that is going to be bought everywhere, because I don’t read those things. My writing is a process in which I try my best to make good sentences and a sequence of events that is compelling and believable.
Tom Drury
I fell in love with this idea that you could press a button and an SUV would show up. That idea of bringing mobility to places where it hadn’t been an easy option – that was a pretty compelling mission. It was a huge, huge challenge.
Tony West
As the entertainment industry became more corporate and MBA-driven, Harvey Weinstein remained an unreconstructed specimen of the worst and most compelling character traits of a truer Hollywood. Harvey, and in a sense only Harvey, continued to embody the Hollywood self.
Michael Wolff
I could watch ‘There Will Be Blood’ all day long, and Daniel Plainview is a terrible person – but he’s still compelling to watch. That’s what makes me want to engage and see what happens next.
Sam Esmail
Thinking has become a superfluous exercise… purely internal, without compelling force, more or less a game.
Jacques Ellul
What I’ve learned is the power of a compelling vision.
Alan Mulally
Innovation must lead infrastructure for a simple but compelling reason: Innovation produces new types of products and markets, and it is virtually impossible to know how to run those markets efficiently before they are created.
Myron Scholes
MTV has a been a great partner over the years. I’m truly grateful for the platform they’ve provided for me to create and refine compelling, entertaining media at the highest level.
Rob Dyrdek
With my students, I always have to sell my subject because I know when you’re 19, 20 years old, you’ve got other things on your mind besides American history. What I have to do is make this as compelling as possible.
H. W. Brands
What we need to do is run our business. We need to come up with a value prop that is so compelling that customers have to go for it.
Safra A. Catz
I write what I like to read, and I enjoy love triangles in YA and adult fiction – not to mention in other media like TV, opera, theatre, and even in video games! I relish when dark and compelling characters compete for our protagonist’s heart. The doubts, the uncertainty – the jealousy! – can be breathtaking.
Kresley Cole
The most compelling economic and geopolitical story in 2017 will almost certainly revolve around China. The world’s most populous country bankrolled an economic boom with high levels of debt and leverage, with which the government is now forced to reckon.
Anthony Scaramucci
Furthermore, even if ideas were gettable – say, stacked in a secluded cave like the Dead Sea scrolls – I wouldn’t go there. An ‘idea,’ especially one adhered to from start to finish, can be disastrous for a compelling piece of fiction.
Ron Rash
The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now, and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason, they are to be promptly fulfilled.
Arthur Goldberg
Amon Tobin has been producing electronic music since the mid-’90s, and was a key figure in the rise of drum-and-bass. He’s also written some of the genre’s most compelling tracks, in the process delving into jazzy breakbeats and bass lines.
Anthony Fantano
RFK was a compelling figure because he was willing to challenge his audiences, and in turn connect with them in a unique way. Kennedy showed that our values define us and can inspire others to believe in the possibility of change and a better society.
Frances O’Grady