Top 435 Defined Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Defined Quotes from famous people such as Emilio Estevez, Todd McFarlane, Tim O’Reilly, Bobby Deol, Sam Gyimah, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Spiritually, we’re all on a path. I haven’t declared of defined myself because as soon as you declare yourself you’re identifying with a certain dogma.
Emilio Estevez
Here is a fear for me, I never wanted to be one of those guys that was defined by a body of work 20 years old.
Todd McFarlane
I’ve been deeply influenced by Aristotle’s idea that virtue is a habit, something you practice and get better at, rather than something that comes naturally. ‘The control of the appetites by right reason,’ is how he defined it.
Tim O’Reilly
In ‘Poster Boys,’ every character is well defined.
Bobby Deol
As a black member of parliament and minister for nearly a decade, I was determined not to be defined by my race. I didn’t want to be ‘the black politician’, when being black is just a part of who I am.
Sam Gyimah
My feeling is that the hero has now been defined by phrases like the odious one that we were all raised with – crimes does not pay. Of course it pays, you schmuck. That’s not why we don’t do it. We don’t do it because it is wrong.
Frank Miller
When I drink a little, I sometimes recall my old days. Then I ask myself, ‘What does Roh Moo-hyun mean in my life?’ He really defined my life. My life would have changed a lot if I didn’t meet him. So he is my destiny.
Moon Jae-in
We tend to think of human trafficking as a foreign issue, not something that could happen here in our own back yards. But it’s a fast-growing problem in the United States, in every area, with no real defined demographic.
Lori Foster
I mean, I kind of remember… I’m 36 now, so it’s kind of hard for me to relate to what it was like when I was 25, or 24, but I do remember a period in time when that’s how I defined who I was, by the music I listened to and the movies I went to.
Liz Phair
Why should a great and powerful nation like the United States allow its relationship with more than a billion Muslims around the world to be defined by the narrow hatred and nihilistic actions of an exceptionally small minority of Muslims?
John O. Brennan
I guess the Reagan era is defined as the ‘I want it all for me, and screw everybody else’ era.
Jason Alexander
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Leon Trotsky
You have to learn how not to be defined by failure.
Kurt Warner
Selling a lifestyle – whether it’s a brand or an Instagram post – which teaches not just girls but people that your value is defined by what you look like is the most appalling thing that I could think of, especially as a woman.
Kat Von D
The idea that standup is a thing with defined boundaries is kind of ludicrous.
Hannah Gadsby
I don’t think there’s a defined contemporary American musical, do you?
Harold Prince
We live in a world defined by the rapid pace of technological change.
Jerome Powell
I don’t try to sanction other people’s joy in monsters. I mean, I think the fact is, humor, fantasy – you know, like fear, desire or laughter – create genres of their own: comedy, melodrama, or erotic films or horror films… The boundaries cannot be defined. It’s to each his own.
Guillermo del Toro
I enjoyed playing someone who is a professional, intelligent, defined by her work and not her role as a wife or mother.
Miranda Otto
When I arrived at Roma, someone defined me as Giotto, ‘The Painter,’ but the nickname I prefer is the one I got from Captain Francesco Totti, ‘The Little Prince.’
Miralem Pjanic
I’m not defined by where I came from. I never took part in the rules and hatred that sometimes go along with religion. But if my parents are happy with what they believe, then I’m happy to stay out of their way. We agree to disagree.
Katy Perry
We remain a highly unequal society in which poverty and prosperity are still defined by race as well as gender.
Cyril Ramaphosa
The scaling theory of localization demonstrated that the disorder-induced M-I transition was a true phase transition with a well defined critical point.
Alan J. Heeger
I came from the Groundlings Theatre in L.A., and there, you’re guaranteed to at least try something out in front of an audience. At ‘SNL,’ only the best stuff gets picked, and it’s taught me a very defined language of comedy. You learn the structure of a joke, which is not something I was very good at beforehand.
Taran Killam
I’ve become good friends with Lena Dunham, and the thing I had in common with Lena when I was 24 is I was as ambitious as she was. What we don’t have in common is that I was not as talented. My voice was not as clearly defined.
Mike Birbiglia
Without sovereignty, a nation cannot exist. Without borders, it can’t be defined or protected.
Geert Wilders
I’ve had women tell me that when their daughters see them taking care of themselves, and being defined from within, and thinking for themselves instead of thinking about that silly culture out there, it’s powerful modeling.
Naomi Judd
Cheap wine is defined by its price, and it depends on personal spending limits. So for me, any wine under $10 is cheap.
Deborah Harkness
Prior to civil rights, the Democratic Party had been defined by an increasingly untenable alliance of ideological opposites – integrationist Northern liberals like Hubert Humphrey and Herbert Lehman teamed with Southern segregationists like Richard Russell and John Stennis.
Steve Kornacki
Guess what? The world changes. eBay has defined e-commerce.
Meg Whitman
So much of our lives are defined by habit or what the guy next to us is doing, never wondering and knowing who and what we support with our actions, from the detergent Mom always used, to my favorite dish I make… A lot of my life is unexamined habit.
Kristin Bauer van Straten
It was the British who defined religion to divide and r

It was the British who defined religion to divide and rule. That is what created the heat. That is what created the cut. Partition happened because of the rulers, fueled by a few powerful families on both sides who stood to gain. It is the politicians that keep everyone fighting.
I don’t want to be defined solely by what I do as a jazz musician at a club or a festival. That’s not all of me. It’s not even close.
Jason Moran
The idea of ‘advice,’ in terms of telling people advice or asking people for advice, has become not comprehensible to me, to a certain degree, due to feeling, like, for something to be accurately defined as ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ I would want to know the context, goal, perspective for it.
Tao Lin
I don’t belong to anyone else but myself. I have to make my own decisions. Happiness is defined by me.
Keke Palmer
The middle class is a group defined by more than just money: it also leans on credentials, education, aspirations, assets, and, of course, household income.
Alissa Quart
Activism could be defined as activities engaged in by individuals to change there of others situation.
Ben Edwards
Love is not just defined by making love or kisses or gifts. It is beyond that.
Shoojit Sircar
The central question is whether Medicare and Medicaid should remain entitlement programs guaranteeing a certain amount of care, as Democrats believe, or become defined contribution programs in which federal spending is capped, as Republicans suggest.
Christina Romer
China cannot pull in the best and brightest from all over the world. It’s an ethnically defined nation, the opposite of an immigrant nation. You don’t see a lot of American engineers trying to be Chinese citizens.
Amy Chua
For us, conservation work isn’t just what we do. It’s who we are. It’s really defined us that this is what we’ve dedicated our lives to.
Terri Irwin
The tragedy of America is that it entered all the wars with a consensus in favor of them, but within a defined period, the legitimacy of the war became a major domestic issue, with some people arguing that withdrawal was the only legitimate objective.
Henry Kissinger
Our constitutional system is defined by a balance between the public’s need for transparency and the government’s need to have a zone of secrecy around decision making. Both are important, yet they are mutually exclusive.
Neal Katyal
When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
Elie Wiesel
The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of national income as defined by the GDP.
Simon Kuznets
Human rights will be a powerful force for the transformation of reality when they are not simply understood as externally defined norms of behavior but are lived as the spontaneous manifestation of internalized values.
Daisaku Ikeda
We can choose a future where we export more products and outsource fewer jobs. After a decade that was defined by what we bought and borrowed, we’re getting back to basics, and doing what America has always done best: We’re making things again.
Barack Obama
I turned down a lot of work. I didn’t want to ever feel defined by my ethnicity.
Jessica Henwick
From 1970 onwards, our culture told both sexes that individual expression was paramount. And for women, that was defined as the right to choose an interesting a career, a high-status mate, the desirable handbag or vacation, the perfect family size, and a definitionally fruitless quest for ‘perfection.’
Naomi Wolf
It’s so tedious that everyone must be defined.
The Beatles had some juice when it came to distortion, but Clapton was finally able to break through those early studio engineers’ fear of overloading. He defined the sound that guitarists spend the rest of their lives trying to get.
Joe Perry
Legacies are defined not by what happened to you or how it happened. It’s how you pick yourself back up and you continue to fight each and every day.
Jay Williams
I specifically did not read other First Ladies’ books, because I didn’t want to be influenced by how they defined the role. I knew that I would have to find this role – very uniquely and specifically to me and who I was.
Michelle Obama