Top 363 Pursuit Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Pursuit Quotes from famous people such as Jason Isaacs, Naomi Alderman, Malcolm Muggeridge, Isaac D’Israeli, Albert Einstein, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Acting is usually regarded as a wholly narcissistic pur

Acting is usually regarded as a wholly narcissistic pursuit but there really is a hunger in me to unravel the human condition.
Jason Isaacs
I used to think there was something cheap in trying to make beautiful sentences. Now I think language has its own ways and ends, and it does one’s thinking good to try to serve them. Beauty isn’t truth. But a certain kind of clear beauty will help in the pursuit of truth.
Naomi Alderman
The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
Malcolm Muggeridge
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Isaac D’Israeli
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein
Nature of course is the best guide in the matter of choosing a pursuit.
James Payn
For many, many people, getting married is one of the most important things they will ever do in the pursuit of happiness.
Marianne Williamson
It’s hard to say when my interest in writing began, or how. My mother read to my sister and me every night, and we always loved playing make-believe games. I had a well-primed imagination. I didn’t start thinking about writing as a serious pursuit, a career I could have, until after college.
Sara Zarr
The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it’s almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.
Henry Rollins
‘Cartel Land’ explores what happens when – in a Mexican society without order, law or security – vendettas, terror, and corruption go hand in hand with the pursuit of a better world.
Matthew Heineman
My experience with Dino Jr. proved that making new music was a worthwhile pursuit.
Lou Barlow
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Matthew Arnold
Communicated in the right way, Judeo-Christian philosophy and the religions that uphold it bind a citizenry together in pursuit of a just and generous society.
Bill O’Reilly
For me, writing, drawing, and political activism are three separate pursuits; each has its own intensity. I happen to be especially attuned to and engaged with the society in which I live. Both my writing and my drawing are invariably mixed up with politics, whether I want them to be or not.
Gunter Grass
I really like England. I like the lifestyle and the country. The history. The culture, which London is full of. The country pursuits.
Leon Max
If there is an abiding theme in ‘The Pursuit of Happiness,’ it is the idea that you come into the world already shaped by other people’s past histories.
Douglas Kennedy
Because art as a pursuit, as a concept, as an ideal, constantly elevates one above the pragmatic, one is inclined to discuss art in heightened terminologies. For me, it is just what I do all day long.
Ralph Gibson
The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression.
William Vickrey
Much of everyday life is filled with opportunities to be distracted. Our possessions… entertainment… cares and anxieties… and even the passionate desire and pursuit of things, some good and not so good, can keep our minds and hearts caught up in a flurry of activity.
Joyce Meyer
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
Thomas Jefferson
Politicians have done some grim things in pursuit of the office. President Franklin Roosevelt was a philanderer; nevertheless, he pushed aides to use his opponent Wendell Wilkie’s affairs to hurt him. He even tutored aides on how to spread rumors without getting caught.
John Dickerson
President Obama’s consistent agenda has been to weaken the United States and our allies in pursuit of a more ‘balanced’ global power structure.
Ben Shapiro
The judge is not the knight-errant, roaming at will in pursuit of his own ideal of beauty or of goodness.
Benjamin N. Cardozo
I’m always excited about music, but having spent so much time in its pursuit – well, my musical life is complicated.
Chris Thile
As the lead rider in the team you always have to keep your eyes on the team you’re pursuing – it’s called the pursuit for good reason.
Chris Hoy
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
Andrew Jackson
In Britain, British history is naturally a mainstream subject. Step outside your own narrow specialism, and you can find yourself treading on someone else’s toes. But in America, British history is an eccentric, minority pursuit, and while this can be intellectually isolating, it also permits extraordinary freedom.
Linda Colley
In fact, in more cases than not, when we are rational, we’re actually unhappy. Emotion is good; passion is good. Being into what we’re into, provided that it’s a healthy pursuit, it’s a good thing.
Frank Luntz
‘Solutionism’ for me is, above all, an unthinking pursuit of perfection – by means of technology – without coming to grips with the fact that imperfection is an essential feature of liberal democracy.
Evgeny Morozov
I was increasingly disappointed how people in the media do their job or, rather, don’t do their job. They are not there for the facts or pursuit of the truth; they are there to see, ‘How do I get on TV or become a YouTube star.’
Sean Spicer
If this is not done, future ages will certainly look back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations.
Alfred Russel Wallace
We are 100 percent responsible for the pursuit of holin

We are 100 percent responsible for the pursuit of holiness, but at the same time we are 100 percent dependent upon the Holy Spirit to enable us in that pursuit. The pursuit of holiness is not a pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps approach to the Christian life.
Jerry Bridges
Stay focused on your mission, remain steadfast in your pursuit of excellence, and always do the right thing.
Mark Esper
‘Hot Pursuit,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ and ‘Spy’ were all being done in the last year. All four of those movies I just mentioned are not rom-coms: they’re all about women doing different things.
Kay Cannon
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
William Ellery Channing
Composing is what drives me; it’s not the pursuit of fame. My songs are like pages in a diary.
Mick Hucknall
A computer can be a useful and indispensable tool. But if we allow it to devour our time with vain, unproductive, and sometimes destructive pursuits, it becomes an entangling net.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Obama, in pursuit of power, has been as greedy and irresponsible as any Wall Street tycoon in pursuit of money.
P. J. O’Rourke
There are patches in the GRC that are actually full of low-income people… and we cannot leave them behind in our pursuit of economic development and success.
Nicole Seah
Working with Will Smith was one of the highlights of my career. He is so talented and has a tremendous work ethic. We are still friends, and I reach out to him and his partner to pitch ideas. He loves my mother. In fact, my mother was his son Jaden’s acting coach for the movie ‘Pursuit of Happiness.’
Kim Fields
The pursuit of eternity is no longer the prerogative of the gods – it is the business of us all, here and now.
Bob Brown
For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place.
John M. McHugh
I am Gabrielle Anwar: mother, lover, daughter, sister, friend, and creator in the pursuit of happiness.
Gabrielle Anwar
People who become ‘elite’ at what they do aren’t striving to be ‘elite’ just to join some special club. They take great joy and satisfaction in the pursuit of mastery, and they compete against themselves, not others.
Justine Musk
Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
Henry David Thoreau
America, a country that is no longer contained by physical borders, aspires only for more power and control. I want to maximize my usefulness and advocate for the preservation of biodiversity and the pursuit of human decency within my sphere of influence.
Anohni
The only warning I’d give is – make sure you are strong enough and committed enough in your business pursuits. It is commitment and belief, not just the bottom line, that should drive you.
Roustam Tariko
I have been relentless in my pursuit to hold Eric Holder accountable for his actions and will not rest until the door officially hits him on his way out.
Paul Gosar
If you look at the big entertainment industry and their pursuit of the bottom line profits in exchange for producing content and distributing that content and marketing that content to inappropriate audiences, that’s a problem for me.
Rick Santorum
To many, Homer may appear lazy and a loser, but he’s just much misguided. He’s boorish, sure, but well meaning and, I guess, the one thing we have in common is the pursuit of lousy diets.
Dan Castellaneta
Work is a different type of pursuit than relationships. You can’t take the skills that you know that have gotten you into that great school or into that great job and apply them to your relationships.
Tracy McMillan
I’ve always received a lot of support from my family, particularly for my pursuits as an actor. I’m very lucky.
Elliot Knight
I love and collect contemporary art and go to all the art fairs. I love Damien Hirst and Matthew Barney. I grew up in Italy and had a humanistic education in philosophy and literature – things I love and appreciate. People are richer and more complex than just their day-to-day professional pursuits might suggest.
Nouriel Roubini
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Thomas Jefferson
I’m trying to be a working actor. I’m not in pursuit of fame. I’m not trying to be in the kinds of films that make you famous like that.
Sarah Gadon
Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
Connie Mack
I think our path to the Olympics is a good metaphor for how you build a company. Our skill and commitment grew over time, day by day, stroke by stroke. So, sports are tied well with our entrepreneurial pursuits because you train for a few years, but there is no guarantee that you will succeed.
Tyler Winklevoss
If you’re competing right, if you’re doing it right, competition should be a very selfish pursuit.
Ben Askren
Could we not argue that America is about freedom, whether we live it out or not, but it really is about freedom, equality and the pursuit of happiness. And that’s what church is all about.
Clementa C. Pinckney
Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people.
Sonia Sotomayor
American law enforcement officers understand that race is and has been a heated issue in our country. Most appreciate the vital need for thoroughness and transparency in pursuit of the greater good in their actions and in their investigations.
David A. Clarke, Jr.
We were endowed by our Creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We were not endowed by the Federal Government. We were not endowed by entitlements. We were not endowed by pork barrel spending; we were not endowed by budgetary earmarks.
Lawrence Kudlow
Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way,

Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way, way more sympathetic to science and learning and intellectual pursuits than Islam.
Richard Dawkins
Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. ‘Know thyself’ is not a narcissistic pursuit.
Marianne Williamson
The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
Derek Jarman
‘The Man Who Can Fly’ captures my quest for true human flight. This pursuit of the unknown and following dreams that may or may not be attained are the most important principles we portray in the National Geographic Special.
Dean Potter
I’m really excited about my future plans, as I’m doing things differently and currently training like a Trojan in pursuit of becoming heavyweight champion of the world.
Tyson Fury
We are material creatures who spend much of our lives on material pursuits (even building a cathedral or writing a novel requires stone and mortar or paper and ink).
Virginia Postrel
There is no sure-fire way to get rich quickly. In fact, the pursuit of that usually leads to ruin.
Whitney Tilson
While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Sarah Vowell
A man’s love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
Anthony Trollope
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky
Actual happiness is sometimes confused with the pursuit of it; and the most mindless and crass how-tos can get jumbled in with the modestly useful, the appealingly personal, and the genuinely interesting.
Amy Bloom
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw
Trying to impress my mother with words was one of my favourite pursuits.
John Mayer
In our present age, while materialistic pursuits are important, the gentler aspects of life are being overlooked.
Rhea Pillai
I’m pretty aware that the pursuit of perfection is, inherently, a flawed concept.
Jonny Wilkinson
Our theme for this year’s festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.
Lucille Roybal-Allard
I’m the daughter of refugees. The immigrant mentality is to work hard, be brave, and never give up in your pursuit of achieving the American dream.
Reshma Saujani
Donald was to my grandfather what the border wall has been for Donald: a vanity project funded at the expense of more worthy pursuits.
Mary L. Trump
Everything depends on a good job – strong families, strong communities, the pursuit of the American dream, and a tax base to support schools for our kids and services for our seniors.
Bob Taft
When I was growing up, I don’t remember being told that America was created so that everyone could get rich. I remember being told it was about opportunity and the pursuit of happiness. Not happiness itself, but the pursuit.
Martin Scorsese
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
John Buchan
My parents covered police pursuits, and it was, in many ways, the beginnings of reality show TV in this captivating story that was a lot of flash but not all that much substance.
Katy Tur
Steve Jobs had something like a 90% approval rating from his employees. You hear stories about him being this short-tempered, aggressive person, which he was. But he was in the pursuit of making people around him better, so the product they created would be better.
Ashton Kutcher
Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States, we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels, so that we can be powered by cleaner, more efficient sources of energy.
Virgil Goode
I didn’t want my daughter to feel culturally isolated in the pursuit of her studies as I had as a young girl. I didn’t want her to give up on her passions just because she didn’t see anyone else like her in the classroom.
Kimberly Bryant
For me socialism has never been an intellectual pursuit. It comes from my upbringing and experience.
Jess Phillips
It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us.
George H. White
Many companies are now promising to educate their employees in a pursuit of a culture that better values and respects diversity and the incredible work of black authors, black owned businesses and grassroot foundations are finally being recognised.
A. J. Odudu
The higher the level of people’s perceived self-efficacy, the wider the range of career options they seriously consider, the greater their interest in them, and the better they prepare themselves educationally for the occupational pursuits they choose.
Albert Bandura
People cannot be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interests to guarantee the freedom of others. The price of democracy is the ongoing pursuit of the common good by all of the people.
Saul Alinsky
You cannot deprive somebody of life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, because that is a right – constitutional right.
Gore Vidal
The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense t

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
Northrop Frye
I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking.
Charles Krauthammer
In ‘Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels,’ I retell the story of Jonah and show how Jonah was just as much in need of God’s grace as the sailors and the Ninevites.
Tullian Tchividjian
I usually doze off between 7:30 and 9 p.m. while putting my baby to sleep. Then I suddenly wake up remembering I’m an adult with no bedtime. I spend the next four hours catching up on reading, e-mails, and other adult pursuits until I collapse for good until sunrise.
Padma Lakshmi
You don’t have to be in pursuit of a body beautiful to wish yourself to be the flexuously willowy creature you once were or, failing that, just to be able to pick up something you have dropped.
Howard Jacobson
Ideologically, the pursuit of science is not that different from the ideology that goes into punk rock. The idea of challenging authority is consistent with what I have been taught as a scientist.
Greg Graffin
In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.
John Rawls
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
Benjamin Disraeli
All the education programmes provided by our foundations are in pursuit of a common vision to upgrade education standards and quality of life.
Lucio Tan
Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.
Les Brown
I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden.
Hayley Mills
There will be many obstacles in the pursuit of your dreams. I had long hours of training, balancing studies and badminton.
P. V. Sindhu
Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
Godfrey Reggio
If you watch Olivier’s interviews, he has this reptilian tongue; it seems too big for his mouth. My pursuit of that became distracting, so I let it go. The thrill was finding the right pair of glasses.
Julian Sands
Magic’s quite a solitary pursuit – a thing you can do for hours and hours, getting better and better.
Derren Brown
This country was founded upon the principle that we are all endowed with certain inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – those rights are what make America great, and they belong to each and every one of us.
Charles B. Rangel
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one’s opponent.
Mahatma Gandhi
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind, and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people.
Hu Jintao
The pursuit of the vibrant seems to be the universal job description of the nation’s city planners nowadays. It is also part of the Obama administration’s economic recovery strategy for the nation.
Thomas Frank
I am honoured to be associated with a brand like Movado. It believes in the art of design and is known for its perfection worldwide. I have strong faith in the pursuit of perfection. I am looking forward to a long association.
Harbhajan Singh
Though I probably shouldn’t admit this, the activities and pursuits in which I’ve achieved any measure of success are, without exception, activities and pursuits that came easily to me from the beginning.
Meghan Daum
I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.
Frederick Sanger
In the late 1980s, the United States and Israel believed that they had good intelligence on Iraq, but they missed the extent of Saddam Hussein’s pursuit of unconventional weapons – until after he invaded Kuwait.
Ronen Bergman
It’s the pursuit of love and happiness that is the driving force of the romantic novel.
Susanna Kearsley
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein
Just stop for a minute and you’ll realize you’re happy just being. I think it’s the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it’s right here.
James Hillman
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
John W. Gardner
It isn’t life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for some – it is declared for all of us. So let’s celebrate America by defending the right to vote – for every eligible citizen, everywhere in America.
Alex Padilla
Modern political speechwriting is not a high-minded pursuit for brilliant talents.
Alex Pareene
Our bodies are held captive, but our pursuit of freedom cannot be contained.
Joshua Wong
Two truths are all too often overshadowed in today's po

Two truths are all too often overshadowed in today’s political discourse: Public service is a most honorable pursuit, and so is bipartisanship.
Olympia Snowe
Like many works of literature, Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and power. But the ordinary business of capitalism is much more egalitarian: It’s about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production.
Alex Tabarrok
I think anyone who has, you know, is in any sort of artistic pursuit, kind of goes up and down with the way they feel about their work. And I, for the most part, am pretty happy person. But, yeah. I go through definite periods of time where I’m not funny. I’m not good. I’m – I don’t feel original.
Will Ferrell
In my country, we’re sufficiently consumed by the concept of happiness that the right to its pursuit is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But what is happiness?
Lionel Shriver
We must not sacrifice one of our remaining untamed places in reckless pursuit of oil. We know we have to leave oil in the ground, or destructive climate change will become unstoppable. If not in the pristine and vulnerable Arctic Ocean, then where?
Frances Beinecke
Where is instruction in relationships, in the management of career, in the raising of children, in the pursuit of friendship, in the wise approach to anxiety and death? All this sort of stuff I craved to learn about when I was a student and down to this day.
Alain de Botton
Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
Johan Huizinga
Despite unprecedented levels of technological advancement and the interconnectedness of the world, the pursuit of truth in the realms of foreign policy and national security remains a critical issue. This is because the level of ‘noise’ that must be sifted through has also reached an unprecedented size and scope.
Will Hurd
The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
Jimmy Carter
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
Henry David Thoreau
My scientific pursuits have led to many opportunities and responsibilities beyond those of simply doing research. For example, as a beginning graduate student, it never occurred to me that the life of a scientist could involve so much travel, something that I have always loved.
H. Robert Horvitz
Much to Mr. Obama’s chagrin, ours is not a government run by fiat. The American people have shown quite clearly that they will not simply roll over while this administration seeks to undercut our founding principles in pursuit of its preferred European model of government.
Trent Franks
If you look at Citadel today, that’s really – the founding principle of the firm is a real pursuit of talent, a pursuit of people who have a passion for finance, and a pursuit of individuals who make good decisions day in and day out.
Kenneth C. Griffin
I’m from a generation of women that shattered the glass ceiling. We didn’t wait for doors to open. The lesson I learned is that you need to open some doors for yourself in pursuit of career advancement.
Denise Morrison
In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State driver’s license became about much more than a divorced woman’s learning to drive for the first time.
Suzanne Vega
Life is the most versatile thing under the sun; and in the pursuit of life and character the author who works in a groove works in blinkers.
Laurence Housman
My dad was the guy who wanted to teach a man to fish. He was very, very curious, right up until the day he died. He was insatiable for information. He was the pursuit of awesome.
Jimmy John Liautaud
I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.
Parker Palmer
It’s interesting that reading, like listening to podcasts, is a lone pursuit, one where we keep our mouths shut and let someone else do the talking. Where we absorb rather than emit. By occasionally isolating ourselves, we can more successfully, more generously, socialise.
Sara Pascoe
The condition of the tribes which occupy the country set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous, and encourages the hope of their early civilization. They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits.
Martin Van Buren
Some people’s healing and transformation may take years, and that does not mean that they’re not in deep pursuit, you know?
Kirk Franklin
I want to believe that while we may sometimes read in the misguided pursuit of preserving our separation, there is a greater impulse inside us that compels us to read in search of the common heart.
Sue Monk Kidd
As a PC gaming enthusiast, a significant chunk of my time and money was spent building and upgrading my rig, always in pursuit of a better gaming experience. At some point, I decided to take a look past my three 3D monitors and figure out what the absolute best theoretical gaming setup would be.
Palmer Luckey
If you’re a journalist – and I think, on some level, I’m a journalist, and proud to be a journalist, or a documentarian, however you want to describe it – part of what I do has to be the pursuit of the truth.
Errol Morris
Becoming successful is a relentless pursuit. It’s good that it’s that way: When it does come, you learn to know how to appreciate it, and know how lucky you are to be doing something that you love so much.
Frankie Valli
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
Dag Hammarskjold
Until the ayatollahs that run Iran give up the pursuit of nuclear weapons, we cannot and should not ease the pressure on the regime to do so.
Will Hurd
The aim of any writer, even a fantasy writer, is the pursuit of truth.
Matt Haig
I am not ‘in pursuit of truth.’ It is not my ‘quarry.’ I am of my human nature a thinker, and conscious of need, responsibility of thinking-speaking with truth. I do not go about hunting ‘truths.’
Laura Riding
You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me.
Donald Sutherland
The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could

The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
The mystery of the Christian life is that Christ expects us to flee sin and the devil, but does not expect us to rid ourselves of either on this side of glory. Repentance is a way of life, and so is the pursuit of godliness. I wish every Christian could be reminded of these two things.
Kevin DeYoung
It is through technological innovation and the pursuit of sustainable social, economic, and ecological development that we can chart the country’s path to progress and power a greener tomorrow.
Tulsi Tanti
Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
Aristophanes
I have always been drawn to male-dominated industries and adrenaline-filled pursuits.
Gina Miller
We need to encourage young women to find what they love to do. That is a very valuable pursuit – more so than the pursuit of a boyfriend. When you have that core, you bring that core to every aspect of your life.
Candace Bushnell
When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit.
Donald Johanson
Well, I feel that the pursuit of trying to know who God is, and trying to be known by God, can be lost in religion. Because religion, all that it is, is man’s attempt to try to put a definition on something that is very hard to define.
Kirk Franklin
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.
Carrie Snow
Corporations and Wall Street in pursuit of short-term profits have given the economy away.
Paul Craig Roberts
Most scientific revelations happened after the pursuit of knowledge quit being secret and hermetic.
John Perry Barlow
There was a time when ‘science’ meant the systematic pursuit of knowledge through experimentation and observation. But it’s rapidly becoming a synonym for progressive politics and materialist philosophy.
Eric Metaxas
I have entered the field to die, if need be, for this government, and never expect to return to peaceful pursuits until the object of this war of preservation has become a fact established.
John A. Logan
The pursuit has just been to find the 100-foot wave.
Garrett McNamara
Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It’s part of the sizzle.
Camille Paglia
In the Sanghi family, there is no one who has undertaken intellectual pursuits.
Ashwin Sanghi
One of the things I believe strongly in is developing institutions – legal, press, bureaucracies, academies – that are rooted in the pursuit of impartial truth. That aren’t simply just bent to partisan ends or are corrupted for the powerful or for other ulterior motives.
David Grann
The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered.
Arthur Kornberg
It is my belief that many who think they dislike poetry are really poetical in their natures and are indebted to it, more than they imagine, for the success they may have achieved, even in practical pursuits, and for the enjoyment their lives have afforded them.
Orson F. Whitney
Science is the pursuit of pure truth, and the systematizing of it.
P. T. Barnum
People truly reaching across boundaries – be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual’s pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
I think government has a major role to play in helping us with the pursuit of happiness.
William Weld
Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
John Polanyi
The relentless pursuit of perfection has been my problem over the years. It’s maybe held me back.
Ronnie O’Sullivan
Across disparate cultures that require physical risk-taking as a rite of passage, it is always the men who engage in such pursuits.
Gad Saad
Hackers are breaking the systems for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and now hacking is big business.
Kevin Mitnick
In my own life, I think legends of supernatural, mythic things are really just a manifestation of the collective unconscious. So I don’t really get freaked out. I mean certainly, you read about things people did to each other in the pursuit of some mystical or occult goal, and it’s horrifying. But that’s just human nature.
Alan Ball
I feel a distaste for hunting, first because of a kind of Buddhist respect for the unity and sacredness of all life, and also because the pursuit of a hare or chamois strikes me as a kind of ‘escape of energy,’ that is, the expenditure of our effort in an illusory end, one devoid of profit.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I think one of my pursuits over the years is trying to answer the question of, ‘What else can you do with a voice other than stand in front of a microphone and sing?’
Brian Eno
I read every book about Buster Keaton and Chaplin to see how they worked – it’s all about dedication, tunnel vision, pursuit of perfection, getting the gag right.
Paul Merton
Many homosexual couples in Korea are already together. They are not legally accepted yet, but I believe the Korean Constitution allows it. We are guaranteed the right to the pursuit of happiness. Of course, there may be different interpretations to what that pursuit means.
Park Won-soon
Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
Scott Adams
Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. My own thoughts are that parenting is very personal. And we all feel enormous insecurity about parenting. What are they going to think of us 20 years down the line?
Amy Chua
Our democracy is dependent on people who passionately cherish the ideals of a democracy. Every man is created equal with an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It’s a wonderful idea, and it takes people who cherish that idea to be actively involved in the process.
George Takei
The King Holiday is a celebration of many things – his pursuit of racial justice, his commitment to non-violent resistance, his belief in service and doing for others. But you might also call it the other Labor Day.
Tom Perez
My life is sectioned off into hot flushes, pursuits of this or that.
Tom Stoppard
The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.
David Ogilvy
I’ve always said, ‘I didn’t have a Plan B in life.’ I was in pursuit of my dream from the very beginning. It’s all about desire and passion. At all costs.
Mario Andretti
I saw an early cut of ‘The Disaster Artist,’ and I thought it was inspiring in a lot of ways, and it made me realize it had been so long since I had tried to make a film or to try to – you know, the book was obviously my first kind of big creative pursuit I had control over.
Greg Sestero
Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.
Felix Frankfurter
We are unlikely to spend our last moments regretting that we didn’t spend enough of our lives chained to a desk. We may instead find ourselves rueing the time we didn’t spend watching our children grow, or with our loved ones, or travelling, or on the cultural or leisure pursuits that bring us happiness.
Owen Jones
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art.
Sallust
I’ve learned that all of us should be constantly mindful of what’s going on around us. Sometimes I think we get pretty single-minded in our pursuits and forget that we really do need each other. We need to actively engage in giving and helping each other every day.
LaTanya Richardson
I do think we have collectively begun to conflate the institutions of education for education itself. Education is an individual’s pursuit of understanding and has a lot of implications for that person, for the kind of person that they are.
Tara Westover
Europe’s leaders need to sit down with Socrates for a night; a life unexamined is not worth living. We have to remember that, as he says, the pursuit of wealth should never be at the expense of wisdom.
Bettany Hughes
Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it.
William Graham Sumner
Like the protagonist of her 2006 novel, ‘Love and Other Impossible Pursuits,’ Ayelet Waldman is a Jewish redhead who attended Harvard Law School and is madly in love with her husband. But the obvious similarities end there.
Katie Hafner
Take the complications, rules, shoulds, musts, have tos, and so on out of your life. By uncomplicating your life and removing the trivial pursuits that occupy so much of it, you open a channel for the genius within you to emerge.
Wayne Dyer
Terrorists and terrorism cannot be eliminated any more than we can rid the world of disease. There will always be those who will resort to force against innocent men, women, and children in pursuit of political goals.
Richard N. Haass
Don’t pursue something because you ‘want to be great.’ Pursue something because it fascinates you, because the pursuit itself engages and compels you.
Justine Musk
Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Leonard Boswell
The pursuit of an extreme Brexit cannot come at the cost of peace in Northern Ireland.
Keir Starmer
I’m in the pursuit of excellence. One foot at a time, one camp at a time.
Luke Rockhold
Too often, tributes to the home-cooked meal assume every family has a schedule that gets everyone home by 5:30 P.M. And too many recipes treat cooking as a solitary pursuit that requires the cook – still most often Mom – to take time away from other family interactions and chores.
Stephanie Coontz
I’m completely honest with everyone I deal with. I genuinely care about people. I want to see people succeed and be the best that they can be. So, I wanted to write a motivational book about life, love and the pursuit of happiness.
Bruce Buffer
What I try to do with my career as an actor is what I’ve learned in the theater: I am rigorous with myself as to whether I’m telling the truth, and I try to surround myself with filmmakers and content creators who are also interested in the pursuit of the truth.
David Oyelowo
I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Victoria Woodhull
I am in awe of the brand, and there is nothing I would do or contemplate doing that would any way impact the unique pedestal that Steinway occupies in the industry, 160 years, uncompromising reputation for excellence, and it’s my goal to safeguard that reputation and continue that pursuit of perfection.
John Paulson
It is an endless and frivolous Pursuit to act by any other Rule than the Care of satisfying our own Minds in what we do.
Richard Steele
People talking about making America great again? America’s never been great. The greatness of America is in its pursuit of greatness.
Brandon Victor Dixon
If things don’t come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.
Branch Rickey
An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth – in short, materialism – does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.
E. F. Schumacher
I have not been aggressive in my pursuit of being a sta

I have not been aggressive in my pursuit of being a star. I’ve never had a plan. Maybe I need to be more aggressive, because it’s quite tough!
Ruth Negga
Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings; a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough – that we should try again.
Julia Cameron
The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains.
Al Gore
I came from anonymity, and I will continue to write as a private pursuit.
W. G. Sebald
Pursuit is a rather desperate act in itself. There’s something kind of frantic about the notion of pursuit.
Michael Leunig
I am a gay man who loves James Bond films and snooker – all kinds of working-class pursuits.
Mark Gatiss
As readers, we sense when the game is being played for real and when something else is afoot: pride, showmanship, the pursuit of power, self-aggrandizement, revenge, making money. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of that, but I dislike closing a book with the sense that I’ve been had.
Stacey D’Erasmo
Our Founders thought politicians should be accountable when it comes to citizens’ right to life, liberty and the pursuit of heart surgery.
Scott Gottlieb
In research, I wanted to establish the medicinal chemistry/bioassay conjugation as an academic pursuit, as exciting to the imagination as astrophysics or molecular biology.
James Black
The library is seen as a force for self improvement and the pursuit of knowledge. I fear that in many cases this is no longer true, if it ever was.
John Redwood
Music shouldn’t be based around money or politics. Music should be a bunch of people that really do great songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time.
Jerry Only
I’ve always considered myself lucky that I do not have many passions. There’s only one pursuit that I have ever truly loved, and that pursuit is writing. This means, conveniently enough, that I never had to search for my destiny; I only had to obey it.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee.
Edward Everett
One of the cool things about amateur athletics is that, I think, the pursuit is sort of the pursuit of excellence for nothing more than trying to be excellent.
Cameron Winklevoss
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwater
The pursuit of approval usually ends in disaster.
Chris Morris
Hip Hop is an idea. It is the pursuit of one’s authentic being through the arts. It is not a physical thing; it is an attitude – even an aptitude.
KRS-One
There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
Joyce Grenfell
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
Plato
Every human being was wired with the desire for happiness. And we will try different things all in the pursuit of that feeling.
Kirk Franklin
American musicals are, for the most part, about boys, or boyish pursuits and aspirations – the fantasy of freedom and resolve – and those dreams have little to do with the reality of most black women’s lives.
Hilton Als
Romney’s Obama-era CPAC struggles spoke to a challenge his ’12 campaign never overcame: to shore up the GOP’s restive conservative base in a way that would allow him to pivot to the middle in pursuit of general election voters.
Steve Kornacki
Through art and science in their broadest senses it is possible to make a permanent contribution towards the improvement and enrichment of human life and it is these pursuits that we students are engaged in.
Frederick Sanger
I want to go to bed richer than when I woke up. The pursuit of wealth is a wonderful thing, but the thing is you have to be honest about it, you have to tell the truth.
Kevin O’Leary
A chap can go too far in the pursuit of authenticity.
Gyles Brandreth
As a survivor of the 20th-century Race Wars, my back remains unbent, and I move forward for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all who were created equal in God’s eyes.
Alveda King
Software-industry battles are fought by highly paid and out-of-shape nerds furiously pounding computer keyboards while they guzzle diet Coke. The stakes aren’t very dramatic. Life? Liberty? The pursuit of happiness? Nope, it’s about stock options.
Nathan Myhrvold
I didn’t leave ‘Bonanza’ in pursuit of any particular goal. I left for my own good.
Pernell Roberts
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
Pliny the Elder
The history of science is rich in example of the fruitfulness of bringing two sets of techniques, two sets of ideas, developed in separate contexts for the pursuit of new truth, into touch with one another.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To

I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.
William Carey
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
Shimon Peres was the greatest living example of an unshakable belief in the pursuit of peace against all odds.
Ephraim Mirvis
For me, football is a quest. Quests entail overcoming hardship, trials of adversity in the pursuit of true joy.
Steve Young
Rahul Jaykar, my character in ‘Aashiqui 2,’ was a talented musician battling his demons, while Noor Nizami, my character in ‘Fitoor,’ is an artist who spends his entire life in pursuit of the love of his muse, Firdaus.
Aditya Roy Kapur
Politicians in Washington work in a small, sheltered world where they lurch from crisis to crisis that they create, nurture and use as ideological triggers in their selfish pursuit of re-election.
Mike Barnicle
The Democratic Media Complex, in its pursuit of Orwellian hate-crime legislation, reparations, and sundry non-ameliorative resolutions to America’s troubled racial past, pursues its victims with blood lust.
Andrew Breitbart
Especially among journalists, politics is not a pursuit that’s held in high esteem. We tend to be cynical about it – but I actually believe in democracy.
Chrystia Freeland
The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with.
J. Irwin Miller
How should we begin to make amends for raising a generation obsessed with the pursuit of material wealth and indifferent to so much else?
Tony Judt
I just don’t think it’s acceptable that any animal should lose its life in pursuit of entertainment, which is also why I believe all blood sports should be banned.
John Bishop
A life in pursuit of position or power is not a life well-lived or in service to others.
Sarah McBride
My life and career is defined by the constant pursuit of new forms of culture and self-expression.
Melvin Van Peebles
For me, the only sources of moral values are the pursuit of understanding and the pursuit of happiness.
Matthew Stewart
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.
Mahatma Gandhi
It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
Changing the world is not easy, but its pursuit will change you profoundly.
Leroy Hood
When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences.
Frederick Sanger
When government – in pursuit of good intentions – tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.
Milton Friedman
It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
Antoine Rivarol
There’s a lot of bands that blow up quickly, but then they die quickly. Longevity is the healthy thing; that’s the pursuit.
Mark Foster
The old interests of aristocracy – the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war – faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization.
Lytton Strachey
Whether you’re shuffling a deck of cards or holding your breath, magic is pretty simple: It comes down to training, practice, and experimentation, followed up by ridiculous pursuit and relentless perseverance.
David Blaine
A pattern is a guide or a model. Patterns are used in sewing and knitting, in wood and metalworking, and in a wide variety of other productive pursuits, activities, and jobs. Patterns help to avoid waste and unwanted deviations and facilitate uniformity that is appropriate and beneficial.
David A. Bednar
It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
Denis Waitley
Beauty – what is beauty, forsooth? Form and color; that is, surface only. Fortune – what is fortune? Nothing is ever a pleasure or a real profit to him who has to labour for it. Truth – you die in the pursuit, and the sea beats the beach as it did a thousand years ago. The stolid are alone happy.
Richard Jefferies
The ‘EU in a Nutshell’ is a miscellany of facts and anecdotes about the system which rules us. It’s a book you can delve into in pursuit of a particular fact, or crack open for entertainment at virtually any page.
Daniel Hannan
A terrorist is one who kills innocents for the pursuit of a political aim.
Richard Armitage
Ultimate Catch’ is probably the ultimate angling experience. I go further than ever in pursuit of a fish Ive always wanted to catch – the golden dorado. It lives in the middle of nowhere in Bolivia.
Robson Green
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.
Hugh Jackman
I tend not to dwell on the parallels between chess and

I tend not to dwell on the parallels between chess and business, chess and the martial arts, or any two things for that matter, because the truth is that all pursuits are connected if we gain an eye for the thematic links.
Joshua Waitzkin
We have a long heritage of freedom that defines America. We believe there is a Creator who blessed us with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Todd Akin
Now that I have the access and money, I spend all of it on clothes and shoes. I have no other pursuits. I don’t drink or smoke.
Diljit Dosanjh
Drawing and visual pursuits were first. Music came and found me in a way. Really, what it’s about is creative problem solving, and music is a lot more an expression of that than painting is for me.
Brandon Boyd
I am not politically correct. I am all about the facts, I am all about the truth and I am all about Godly pursuits and what this country was built on, and I am not apologetic about it.
Luke Scott
Now you know my credo: Free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. And let me add to that from our Founding Fathers: Our Creator endowed us with the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In other words, freedom.
Lawrence Kudlow
My science teachers always encouraged their classes to ‘go out and discover something’ because all scientific endeavors depend on observation and experimentation. Through such pursuits, anyone can find something new to science, and if it’s truly novel, the entire edifice of science might have to be restructured.
Greg Graffin
My aim in life isn’t so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit.
Charles Saatchi
There are still civil rights issues. There are still people who can’t be visited by their spouse in the hospital because they’re gay. These are humanitarian issues. At the end of the day, all you want is for people to be happy in the pursuit of life, love and liberty.
Brandi Carlile
Many filmmakers portray teenagers as immoral and ignorant, with pursuits that are pretty base… But I haven’t found that to be the case. I listen to kids. I respect them… Some of them are as bright as any of the adults I’ve met.
John Hughes
I take so much pleasure at seeing customers who are happy: happy with what they eat, but happy with their friends and sharing a great moment together, and I think that is more important in life than the endless pursuit of perfection.
Daniel Boulud
The pursuit of justice is all I have ever known.
Harry Belafonte
Becoming Christlike is a lifetime pursuit and very often involves growth and change that is slow, almost imperceptible.
Ezra Taft Benson
We must not confuse religion with God, or technology with science. Religion stands in relationship to God as technology does in relation to science. Both the conduct of religion and the pursuit of technology are capable of leading mankind into evil; but both can prompt great good.
Robert Winston
What was really special about ‘Hanna’ as a character is her pursuit of agency.
Esme Creed-Miles
The shaming of Washington, insofar as it is even possible, is a very noble pursuit.
Mark Leibovich
I think there’s something beautifully old fashioned about waiting all week then sitting down and watching something on television together. I’m generation box set, accustomed to binging on multiple episodes at a time, which is fun but quite a solitary pursuit because you do it alone.
Elizabeth Debicki
In their pursuit of growth and diversification, African economies should consider transforming the discourse from a focus on industrialisation to a broader one centred on value addition in agriculture, manufacturing, and services.
Arancha Gonzalez
I go on at least 2-3 auditions a week in the pursuit of more work. So I’m constantly working on material and constantly honing and trying to perfect a craft that is never perfectible – it’s always new, and it’s always different. It’s always a work in progress.
Jake Busey
Americans are defined by a history of immigration in pursuit of freedom and opportunity. We are more individualistic, enterprising, and protective of liberties that most Europeans do not expect, such as owning guns, working 70-hour weeks, or appreciating nature as it goes by at 60 mph on a snowmobile.
Jacob Weisberg
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson
The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art.
Ralph Adams Cram
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
Samuel Johnson
Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
Frank Herbert
Only in Washington can the pursuit of a conservative agenda, with centrist policies, be depicted as liberal reform.
Ari Melber
While exceptional employees don’t seek conflict, they don’t run away from it either. They’re able to maintain their composure while presenting their positions calmly and logically. They’re able to withstand personal attacks in pursuit of the greater goal and never use that tactic themselves.
Travis Bradberry
Everything’s relative. I don’t think any new pursuit will be as difficult as trying to break into wrestling 25 years ago.
Mick Foley
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
At the time I came along, Hollywood’s idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
John Hughes
For me, music is just one road. I dont have a specific pursuit; generally. I just try to be more aware of myself.
Billy Squier
We are going to be process-driven in the pursuit of bringing a Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay.
Matt LaFleur
The truth is, we are a culture built on a reward system

The truth is, we are a culture built on a reward system, and our instinctive pursuit of pleasure can often lead us astray. We will rationalize anything into an excuse to indulge in whatever it is that makes us feel temporarily satiated.
Dan Levy
As a Jew, I recognize the importance of Israel historically, liturgically: its place in our history and in our sacred texts. I fully recognize and appreciate that. I just think that, for me, a sole focus on Israel gets in the way of the pursuit of a relationship with God and a more spiritual existence within Judaism.
David Gregory
What Washington desperately needs now are citizen legislators that are dedicated to leading a free people and to maintain our God-given right to the pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Ralph Norman
There are no ethical boundaries to Beijing’s pursuit of power.
John Ratcliffe
Everything that’s bad for you catches on too quickly in America, because that’s the easiest thing to get people to invest in, the pursuits that are easy and destructive, the ones that bring out the least positive aspects of people.
Gil Scott-Heron
Conflict is the pursuit of truth.
Patrick Lencioni
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwater
My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value.
Lance Loud
Twenty years from now if there is some obscure Trivial Pursuit question, I am confident I will be the answer.
Ted Cruz
Why climb? That’s a question that baffles me. It perplexes me. I really asked that a lot on Everest. I can’t justify it. I can’t say it’s for a good cause. All I can say is look at the history of exploration: it’s full of vainglorious pursuits.
Jon Krakauer
I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
Rush Limbaugh
One trend I see is the rejection of growth for self-discovery and the pursuit of authentic community. So we keep whittling our spiritual community to a smaller and smaller and more exclusive inner circle. The problem is if the diagnoses are wrong, so will be the cure.
Erwin McManus
Sometimes you have to push the envelope in pursuit of the right thing.
Tom Perez
I think the American Dream used to be achieving one’s goals in your field of choice – and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.
Buzz Aldrin
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.
Mary Wollstonecraft
I believe in the ideals of America, in liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness.
Ilhan Omar
The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.
Martin Van Buren
All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views.
Samuel Richardson
It’s my job as a reporter to not be about the business of making friends or enemies but just be in the tireless pursuit of truth.
Stephen A. Smith
Equal access to reading is fundamental to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Karin Slaughter
For many decades now – and certainly during my adult life in academe – the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity.
Arthur Peacocke
Luckily for me, my views align with those of my constituents and party; the Liberal Democrats are unabashedly pro-European and are unapologetically up-front about our pursuit of a democratic way to stay in the EU.
Layla Moran
Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit.
John Grierson
That’s sort of my mindset, more than anything else, whenever I get into anything new. I’m in this constant pursuit for new knowledge. I think I sometimes focus more on all the things that I don’t know and what I’m trying to figure out.
Paul DePodesta
I won’t have the sacks of a Mark Gastineau and I won’t get all those pursuit tackles. Our responsibilities are different. He’s allowed to freelance all over the field. I have back-side responsibility. I have to play the reverses and cutbacks. Let me know when Gastineau decides to play the run.
Howie Long
Truth, also is the pursuit of it.
George Oppen
The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That’s all. It doesn’t guarantee our rights to charity.
Jesse Ventura
All my success belongs to those who have contributed in my pursuit of art, ranging from writers and directors to makeup artists, lighting crew, etc.
Mohanlal
I never thought I’d be using this phrase, but the pursuit of happiness – that’s my right.
Jenifer Lewis
I’m undeniably very nerdy, but I’m trying to recognize and pursue more masculine pursuits.
Thomas Middleditch
The pursuit system is an ideal way to shoot action sequences. It enhances the picturisation and captures the scene so well that the audience can feel the thrilling speed of the chase sequence in the film. ‘Dhoom 3’ is the first Hindi film to use this technique.
Vijay Krishna Acharya
I cannot wait to get to Boston and start to practice wi

I cannot wait to get to Boston and start to practice with the rest of the team in pursuit of a championship.
Jermaine O’Neal
If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, the pursuit of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and international goodwill is plenty noble. But the modern Olympics are at best a vehicle for agitprop; at worst, a scandal magnet.
John Ridley
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Thomas Jefferson
Erdogan’s persecution of his people is not simply a domestic matter. The ongoing pursuit of civil society, journalists, academics and Kurds in Turkey is threatening the long-term stability of the country.
Fethullah Gulen
Justice Scalia was usually particularly challenging to me at oral argument, but I so respected his intellect and commitment to the pursuit of truth.
Neal Katyal
I have heard over and over again that the drilling business is a dangerous business, and death is an expected part of the game, but I’ve also heard of the way that safety violations, human and environmental laws, and a concern for the local culture are flaunted in pursuit of money.
Alexandra Fuller
There is an emerging subgenre of British nonfiction in which journalists from ‘The Guardian’ fearlessly recount their own derring-do in David-and-Goliath battles waged against omnipotent state interests in the pursuit of Big Important Truths.
Jo Becker
Take your time to really learn and study the fundamentals of your pursuit, so that one day, your fully developed skill set will allow you to grow into a leader.
Baron Davis
I don’t want to paint everybody with the same broad brush. But I do think that the majority of folks now in the briefing room, that are going into journalism – they’re not there for the facts and the pursuit of the truth.
Sean Spicer
Hip-hop is my vehicle for scientific enlightenment. It wasn’t until my music career matured where I was exposed to science as an intellectual pursuit.
Gza
For the division of labor demands from the individual an ever more one-sided accomplishment, and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual.
Georg Simmel
We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice.
Anita Hill
That honeymoon phase is so much fun in real life, when you meet and discover somebody new and fall in love and chase them. The pursuit. And that climactic final moment of ultimate togetherness.
Lucas Neff
There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
Jean de la Bruyere
Individual freedoms are the primary engine by which the pursuit of happiness can be maximally instantiated.
Gad Saad
The search for justice and security, the struggle for equality of opportunity, the quest for tolerance and harmony, the pursuit of human dignity – these are moral imperatives which we must work towards and think about on a daily basis.
Aga Khan IV
Huge public spending and borrowing in the face of an existential crisis is clearly the right thing to do, as is putting people’s health and wellbeing above the pursuit of economic growth.
Caroline Lucas
Not considering this opening worthy of more attention, I continued our pursuit to the Northwest, being desirous to embrace the advantages of the prevailing breeze.
George Vancouver
Only in our failures are we absolutely alone. Only in the pursuit of failure can a person really be free. Losers may be the avant garde of the modern age.
Sheila Heti
I would say get to know somebody who isn’t exactly like you and doesn’t come from the same background as you, educate yourself and then just keep showing up. Finding ways to show up for people and your voice will come out of that relationship and out of your pursuit to seeing people who aren’t exactly like you.
Maya Moore
When I was writing or competing in individual sports, it felt unfulfilling and lonely. When I was able to find a group of people I believed in and liked, that all worked in pursuit of a common goal, it felt incredibly rewarding.
Theo Epstein
It is easily and often overlooked that when Thomas Jefferson asserted that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable human rights, he did so on the ground that they had been endowed by God, our Creator.
Tom Stoppard