Words matter. These are the best Circumstances Quotes from famous people such as Laura Fraser, Amy Morin, Paul Polman, J. M. G. Le Clezio, Doug Ducey, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Even as a kid, I would always imagine horrible circumstances in which I would find myself in my head, and imagine how I would feel, and act it out a bit for myself, because I was a bit of a freak like that. I love doing things like that, and I get a real buzz from it afterwards.
Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they’d originally anticipated.
My career has been a level of serendipity all along. I’ve never planned anything out more than a few years. All the places we lived – the 12, 13 countries – and the companies I worked for were a combination of circumstances.
If I examine the circumstances which inspired me to write – and this is not mere self-indulgence, but a desire for accuracy – I see clearly that the starting point of it all for me was war.
As a former board member for Teach For America, I understand that every child has the ability to learn and that, no matter their circumstances at home, we have a duty and a responsibility to educate them and to do it well.
Everyone is born into a certain era. I wouldn’t want to see anyone faced with the circumstances that prevailed at the time, when there were few or no alternatives.
My favorite thing to write is people under pressure in high-stakes circumstances.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
I came from poverty and was part of those circumstances.
Nobody starts out evil – we know that. It’s life circumstances that lead them to that.
Frankly, I think that’s something that black people in America have often done – finding ways under very, very difficult circumstances to be subversive, but also to push things forward. And I think that applies to music. I think it applies to dance. I think it applies to a number of things.
War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
I used to be one of those students who needed to see something bigger, and God brought people into my life who gave me a bigger vision than the circumstances that surrounded me.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
While silence can in some circumstances bespeak noble self-control, it can also signify suppression, oblivion or cowardice.
My dear brothers and sisters, the joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.
I promise you that when the circumstances arise where I have a difference on policy or on presentation, I have – I can tell you in my heart, I know – I would have no hesitation, were I privileged to be vice president, to walk into the president’s office, close the door, and share my heart.
It is difficult to not let the circumstances define you when everyone feels they know your personal struggles and agony.
Well, on tour I eat terribly, so I balance that by running a lot. And then I started to run with my fans in certain cities. It sounds very nerdy and un-rock n’ roll, but I like it. It’s fun, and it’s better than meeting fans in weird, awkward circumstances. So I take them running with me.
A lot of people’s circumstances can change very, very quickly, and people can move jobs, relationships can break down, something else could happen, and the next thing you know, you can’t pay your rent, you can’t get the support you require, and you’re out on the street.
The historic nature of Israel’s struggle for self-determination, freedom, and prosperity underscores the gravity of their circumstances and fortifies my commitment to America’s responsibility as their ally.
As human beings, we aren’t as individual as we’d like to believe we are. And I think that’s what makes acting possible. Despite the fact that I have not experienced something, I have it in my human capacity to imagine it and to put myself in someone else’s shoes, and to take someone else’s circumstances personally.
My sister-in-law works for a group that supports orphanages in Cairo. She and her colleagues take care of children left behind by circumstances beyond their control. They feed these children, clothe them, and teach them to read.
Let no Jew, regardless of their circumstances, feel that he or she cannot experience that unique moment of peace when Shabbat begins.
I saw experimental film-makers teaching in college. They did what they wanted and didn’t worry about the market, but the circumstances ended up offering me other possibilities.
We were doing it under the most extraordinary circumstances, but the first out of the tent in the morning would be David Lean. He said to me on the very first day of shooting, Pete, this is the beginning of a great adventure.
The way the mind decodes music is an individual mystery. But the physical circumstances can change the way you listen.
I think audiences are really thirsty for real shows about real people in any circumstances.
We try to play football; don’t forget it, right. My teams always in my career try to play football. I cannot control the other circumstances.
It’s hard to take people seriously who say you’re totally irresponsible if you go out and climb mountains when you have kids, because they clearly don’t understand the circumstances. You can’t impose your own acceptance of risk on other people – that’s not fair.
I would feel no hesitation in saying that it is the responsibility of a decent human being to give assistance to a child who is being attacked by a rabid dog, but I would not intend this to imply that in all imaginable circumstances one must, necessarily, act in accordance with this general responsibility.
Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.
We shall seek first to tell the truth rather than to study the subtle art of adjusting it to the circumstances of time and person.
I’m interested in the idea that we all start off as these lovely little babies with all this potential but that circumstances mean that we don’t always live the life we should.
We actors do this to pretend, to go into imaginary circumstances, so when the imaginary circumstance is of a different time, that just compounds the joy of doing what we do.
Feminine force is that inner strength, that power, that will to face down any negative circumstances in life and defeat them.
The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment.
I think Scotland will become an independent country. I’ve always believed that. It means that if I’m right on that, there has to be another referendum at some stage. But the timing and circumstances of that will require careful judgment.
Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration, which Maxwell, as I have just noted, held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result?
Israel was born under the British mandate. We learned from the British what democracy means, and how it behaves in a time of danger, war and terror. We thank Britain for introducing freedom and respect of human rights both in normal and demanding circumstances.
I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.
People with lower incomes tend to give a greater percentage of their incomes to help others and show greater empathy and compassion – perhaps because they know they might face the same circumstances.
I look at people in certain circumstances, and I fall into caretaker mode real quick, real easy. I like to shoulder people up and carry them along, and then I end up creating some kind of dependency. I enable. It’s really, really hard for me.
Only in very rare circumstances will you see something cut out of my first drafts. Maybe it’s because of the way I write. I’m very focused on the logical progression of the story, and every character has a role to play.
What I’m dealing with in ‘Hellboy’ is a lot different, bigger in a certain way. It’s very Shakespearean. It’s demons and witches and stuff like that. But it has a similar core to a dude who’s trapped in horrible circumstances who’s just trying to be a good guy.