Top 44 Dilemma Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Dilemma Quotes from famous people such as James Black, Richard N. Haass, Jonathan Haidt, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Mougayar, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I had found myself a new mission – and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly.
James Black
Dissent is difficult. It can constitute a real dilemma for the person who disagrees.
Richard N. Haass
My early research – I’m a social psychologist, and my early research was on how people make moral judgments. When I entered the field in 1987, everybody was looking at moral reasoning – how do kids reason about a moral dilemma? Should a guy steal a drug to save his wife’s life?
Jonathan Haidt
There may be circumstances in which damaging our relationship with countries over human rights is counterproductive and the benefits to human rights may be very small because of our limited capacity to enforce our stance. That was the dilemma the United States faced after Tiananmen Square.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Few incumbents will succeed in deploying blockchain applications to enable new business models. The innovator’s dilemma will prevail. Even if they aspire to, they must first get their feet wet within their business boundaries.
William Mougayar
The process of writing ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ entailed the developing a new theory. My colleagues, students and I have been improving that theory, and adding others to it, since that time.
Clayton M. Christensen
One repressive state after another has had to face the dilemma of wanting abundant Internet for economic advancement, while ruing the ways in which its citizens can become empowered to express themselves fearlessly.
Jonathan Zittrain
I like movies that project a dilemma of modern men and women who are overwhelmed by the system.
Judge Reinhold
The idea that if governments open up and become more democratic they will fall is a false dilemma.
Jose Angel Gurria
Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
Sydney J. Harris
If you are strong and fighting the weak, then if you kill your opponent, then you are a scoundrel… if you let him kill you, then you are an idiot. So here is a dilemma which others have suffered before us, and for which as far as I can see, there is simply no escape.
Martin Van Creveld
That is our dilemma in Poland. We don’t like to be ruled by the East.
Krzysztof Penderecki
Increasingly, our decisions will be made by the algorithms that surround us. Whenever there is a big dilemma, you just ask Google what to do. And what kind of life is that?
Yuval Noah Harari
It is a happy day when I am asked to publicly recommend a book. It is also a dilemma. When I consider all the books I have loved and depended upon and profited from, how can I pick just one?
Elizabeth Berg
Oh, the dilemma of the summer music festival. On one hand, we ladies try very hard to look cute walking around those muddy fields in our cowboy boots and cut-offs. On the other hand, we want to look like we really didn’t try at all and just rolled out of bed looking this way.
Coco Rocha
With Akismet, there was an interesting dilemma. Is it for the good of the world Akismet being secret and being more effective against spammers, versus it being open and less effective?
Matt Mullenweg
I don’t have some sort of moral dilemma with coming as a guest to an event or a fashion show.
Derek Blasberg
Society cannot escape what is essentially a moral question: When does human life deserve legal protection from the state? And society certainly cannot escape this dilemma by denying that it is fundamentally a moral issue, no matter what position one chooses.
Blase J. Cupich
The dilemma for society is how to preserve personal and family values in a nation of diverse tastes.
Tipper Gore
This is the positive way of seeing the modern Jewish dilemma: I am from everywhere. The negative way is no matter where you go, you find out that you’re a victim, that you’re unwanted and don’t belong.
Tom Reiss
When I shoot actors, I have that dilemma. I want the actor to be good, and sometimes I have to push them to a place that isn’t pleasant. I always think: ‘Is it worth doing for the sake of the movie?’ But I have to remember the bigger picture.
Michel Gondry
I suppose I experienced the personal dilemma that baffles every working woman. What happens when you are expected to be Superwoman, to perform a dozen conflicting tasks at the same time?
Coretta Scott King
I have to be careful with surfing. It’s still an addiction to me. It’s all I want to do, and that’s the big dilemma I have with it.
Chris Carter
How do you show off the most anticipated product in years? That was my dilemma with the iPhone X. Since my unit was one of the first few released into the wild, it naturally drew a lot of curiosity when I pulled it out of my pocket and gave it a dewy-eyed glance to wake it from slumber.
Steven Levy
All religions throughout history have been concerned about – and have sometimes fought over – what it means to represent God, and they have found elegant, intriguing, and awkward ways to confront that dilemma.
Mary Beard
The central dilemma in journalism is that you don’t know what you don’t know.
Bob Woodward
I hate violence, yes I do. It’s kind of a dilemma, huh?.
Jackie Chan
The paradox explored in my book ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ is that successful companies can fail by making the ‘right’ decisions in the wrong situations.
Clayton M. Christensen
A double bind is far worse than a straightforward damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t dilemma. It requires you to obey two mutually exclusive commands: Anything you do to fulfill one violates the other.
Deborah Tannen
For me, the dilemma is I love Bristol, but you can only do that for so long and not get it back. It’s been something that’s been hard for me to accept. It breaks my heart.
Dakota Meyer
People of the future may suffer not from an absence of choice but from a paralysing surfeit of it. They may turn out to be victims of that peculiarly super-industrial dilemma: overchoice.
Alvin Toffler
I'd read 'Paradise Lost' as an undergrad at university

I’d read ‘Paradise Lost’ as an undergrad at university but remembered little about it. No, not true: I remembered few details, but carried with me with the persuasive arguments and pitiable dilemma of its arguable protagonist, Satan.
Andrew Pyper
The essential dilemma of my life is between my deep desire to belong and my suspicion of belonging.
Jhumpa Lahiri
We face a dilemma because although everybody is better off than they’ve ever been at any time in our history, we’ve also got the biggest gap between the rich and the poor that we’ve ever had, and we’ve potentially got a planet which is going to go bust any day.
Stuart Rose
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Christopher Dawson
The dilemma of modern medicine, and the underlying central flaw in medical education and, most of all, in the training of interns, is the irresistible drive to do something, anything. It is expected by patients and too often agreed to by their doctors, in the face of ignorance.
Lewis Thomas
The fictionally correct have all the answers, and that’s what’s wrong with them. They’re artistic technocrats. There’s no dilemma so knotty, no question so baffling, that it can’t be smoothly neutralized by dialing up the right attitude adjustment. Poor old Hemingway. If only he’d known.
Walter Kirn
Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma.
Hendrik Willem Van Loon
There is no law that guarantees press access to the White House. Communication was lessening during the Obama years. There was every reason to suspect that Trump was going to create an adversarial relationship and that people were going to be faced with the impossible dilemma between sort-of-complicity and access.
Masha Gessen
It’s an incredible dilemma to be an artist of color and to always be in denial about that, saying, ‘I’m a choreographer first and then I’m black,’ when in fact, that’s not the case. I’m black first and then I’m also a choreographer.
Donald Byrd
It is my writing dilemma. The world of spying is my genre. My struggle is to demystify, to de-romanticise the spook world, but at the same time harness it as a good story.
John le Carre
The song ‘Bite the Thong’ in particular, with Damon Albarn, really encapsulates the whole dilemma of, ‘Hmm, should I stay on the underground when everybody else is selling out?’ Nowadays, you can just do it – have your name-brand clothes, do songs with rock n’ rollers – and it’s not considered selling out.
MF Doom
A lot of readers want characters to behave in a responsible way, or they want to understand the characters’ dilemma and act, in a way, on their behalf.
Susan Minot
An old friend of mine, an economist by trade, once explained to me that the statistical definition of ‘dilemma’ is 49.9% in favor and 50.1% against. If the gap is greater, there is no dilemma, because the answer is clear.
Yair Lapid