Authors that match 'flex'.

Abraham Flexner American Educator (1866-1959)

Quotations that match 'flex'.

My work schedule has changed over the years. The one constant is, when at work on a novel, I try to work seven days a week, so as not to lose touch with that world. Within that, I'm flexible on hours and output. Donald E. Westlake
[ Changed Constant Days Flexible Hours Lose Novel Output Over Schedule Seven Touch Try Week Within Work World Years]
Arthur Young's Reflexive Universe - fascinating but too schematic to fit into my scheme. The most I could hope for was a sense of the vocabulary and some possible images. James Merrill
[ Arthur Could Fascinating Fit Hope Images Into Most Possible Schematic Scheme Sense Some Too Universe Vocabulary Young]
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times. Everett Dirksen
[ Am First Fixed Flexible Man Principles Times Unbending Which]
However, it required some years before the scientific community in general accepted that flexibility and disorder are very relevant molecular properties also in other systems. Robert Huber
[ Accepted Also Before Community Disorder Flexibility General However Molecular Other Properties Relevant Required Scientific Some Systems Very Years]
When writing isn't going well-then the bad thing about being a writer is that I also have the freedom and flexibility to do something badly, and no one else can fix it for me. Margaret Haddix
[ Also Bad Badly Being Else Fix Flexibility Freedom Going Something Thing Writer Writing]
I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic. Emma Bonino
[ Am Characteristic Feminine Flexibility Positive]
If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility. Antonin Scalia
[ Abortion Adopt Again Bring Citizens Constitution Death Enact Fellow Flexibility Good Idea Living Penalty Persuade Right Think Want Your]
In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures. Edward de Bono
[ Accurately Appropriate Cannot Cost Deal Flexible Future Futures High Instead Lower More Must Plural Possible Predict Prepared Right Striving Then Various Will]
Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion. Roland Barthes
[ Confession Lie Myth Neither Nor]
Most families need both parents to work. Moms need to be able to work and earn fair pay and have the flexibility in their jobs to also be primary caretakers. Joan Blades
[ Able Also Both Caretakers Earn Fair Families Flexibility Jobs Moms Most Need Parents Pay Primary Their Work]
I have bad reflexes. I was once run over by a car being pushed by two guys. Woody Allen
[ Bad Being Car Guys Once Over Pushed Reflexes Run Two]
It's just so much fun to make up characters, situations, and everything else about a story. I have so much freedom and flexibility to do whatever I want. Margaret Haddix
[ Characters Else Everything Flexibility Freedom Fun Just Make Much Situations Story Up Want Whatever]
In the 21st century when few of us stay in the same job all our lives, I would like to think there was flexibility so teachers could become social workers, or foster carers become teachers. Estelle Morris
[ Become Century Could Few Flexibility Foster Job Lives Our Same Social Stay Teachers Think Us Workers Would]
It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue. Sydney Smith
[ Always Anything Base Flexible Gained Generous Good Just Moderately Ready Safest Shame Virtue]
There is no more reason to think that they expected the world to remain static than there is to think that any of us holds a crystal ball. The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses. Diane Wood
[ Able Adapt Any Ball Build Could Create Crystal Document Enough Expected Flexibility Foundational Generations Holds Later More Needs Only Own Reason Remain Stand Static Test Than Their Think Time Us Uses Way World Would]
The experience of using a Rolleiflex camera is very different than using a SLR. Matthew Modine
[ Camera Different Experience Than Using Very]
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions. Angela Carter
[ Ambition Appearance Cover Enterprises Even Himself Incurable Inflexible Most Passions Person Principle Under Where]
The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form. Penelope Lively
[ Alternative Always Approach Characters Fiction Flexible Form Manipulating New Novel Pleasure Some Story Such Telling Way Wonderfully Writing]
The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers. Brian Greene
[ Accept Answers Asking Boldness Deep Flexibility May Questions Require Unforeseen]
An orgasm is just a reflex, like a sneeze. Ruth Westheimer
[ Just Orgasm Reflex Sneeze]
Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest. Stephen Gardiner
[ Architecture Flexibility Greatest Japanese Lessons Most Relevant Today]
U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East. Richard Armitage
[ Assistance Critical East Flexibility Foreign Government Importance Jordanian Middle National Needed Objectives Policies Policy Provides Pursue Security]
What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top. Michael Bay
[ Allows Breaks Business Challenges Director Fast Got Ground Keep Look Muscle New Reinventing Script Something Stay Think Top Yourself]
It's like a prehistoric reflex, you know, going out and getting the meat and bringing it back to the cave. You feel you're supposed to make it better, but more than likely she's asking you to tell her how you feel. Fred Ward
[ Asking Back Better Bringing Cave Feel Getting Going Her How Know Likely Make Meat More Out Prehistoric Reflex She Supposed Tell Than]
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way. Iris Murdoch
[ Almost Always Becomes Demands Every Giving Inflexible Making Marriage Partner Pattern Person Selfish Set Soon Unselfish Up Way]
German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship. Suzanne Fields
[ Bureaucracy Burgeoning Business Businessmen Cost Discourage Doing Enforced Entrepreneurship German High Inflexible Overwhelmed Rules]
Let me say at the outset that I do not reflexively oppose international trade. Richard Neal
[ International Oppose Outset Say Trade]
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex. Norman Vincent Peale
[ Action Automatic Becomes Develops Enough Frequently Habit Into Physical Reflex Repeated Repetition Same Thought Which]
So the thing that's beautiful about the Rolleiflex is that I open the camera up from the top and put my face in and that the camera's all about composition and all about light. Matthew Modine
[ Beautiful Camera Composition Face Light Open Put Thing Top Up]
In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness. Ivan Turgenev
[ Art Belongs End Freedom Goodness Hurry Inexorable Just Know Later Laws Nature Obedient Own Reason Sooner Takes Unconsciously]
We have believed for many years, much earlier than anyone else was talking about this issue, that it was in the interest of China to evolve to a more flexible exchange rate system. Rodrigo Rato
[ Anyone Believed China Earlier Else Evolve Exchange Flexible Interest Issue Many More Much Rate System Talking Than Years]
Our volunteer fire departments know their needs better than Washington, D.C. They need more flexibility on spending grant money from FEMA and Homeland Security. Mike Ross
[ Better Departments Fema Fire Flexibility Grant Homeland Know Money More Need Needs Our Security Spending Than Their Volunteer Washington]
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible. Abraham Lincoln
[ Important Inflexible May Must Principles]
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. Virginia Satir
[ Appreciated Atmosphere Communication Differences Family Feelings Flexible Flourish Found Individual Kind Mistakes Nurturing Only Open Rules Tolerated Where Worth]
I believe in an evolving Constitution. A flexible Constitution leaves room for us to consider not merely how the world once was, but how it ought to be. Eliot Spitzer
[ Believe Consider Constitution Evolving Flexible How Leaves Merely Once Ought Room Us World]
In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity. Samuel George Morton
[ Character Compose Disposition Diversity Extreme Far Flexible Grade Humanity Indolent Intellectual Joyous Lowest Many Nations Negro Present Race Singular Which While]
There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for. Saul Bellow
[ Account Beings Broader Coherent Comprehensive Flexible Fuller Human Immense Life Longing More Painful]
So I said to the gym instructor: 'Can you teach me to do the splits?' He said: 'How flexible are you?' I said: I can't make Tuesdays.' Tim Vine
[ Flexible Gym How Instructor Make Said Splits Teach]
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. John Paul Jones
[ Cannot Inexorable Inflexible Law Nature Risk Seems Those Will Win]
I love working with the quartet. I have more freedom and flexibility. Boz Scaggs
[ Flexibility Freedom Love More Quartet Working]
The future of healthcare security should include flexibility from the federal government to allow us to serve the state's most vulnerable citizens. Thomas Vilsack
[ Allow Citizens Federal Flexibility Future Government Healthcare Include Most Security Serve Should State Us Vulnerable]
Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country. Maximilien Robespierre
[ Applied Consequence Country Democracy Distinct General Inflexible Justice Less Most Natural Only Pressing Principle Prompt Severe Terror Than Then Virtue Wants]
A logical analysis of reflexive usages in French shows, however, that this simplicity is an illusion and that, so far from helping the foreigner, it is more calculated to bother him. Edward Sapir
[ Analysis Bother Calculated Far Foreigner French Helping Him However Illusion Logical More Shows Simplicity]
Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That's the key. Jack LaLanne
[ Also Change Chest Days Energy Every Flabby Flexibility Focus Hips Key Maybe Need Problem Program Rest Should Strength Thirty Waist Your Zones]
I bought all the stuff, but nothing was as satisfying to me as using the Rolleiflex because it was one shot. Matthew Modine
[ Because Bought Nothing Satisfying Shot Stuff Using]
Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action. W. Edwards Deming
[ Action Behavior Only Rational Reactive Reflex Requires Theory]
The big difference is the size of the crew and the flexibility of shooting because of the size. I mean, it's crazy. So you can't improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind, whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility. Bille August
[ Because Big Cannot Comes Crazy Crew Difference Flexibility Improvise Mean Mind More Much Production Shooting Size Small Something Suddenly Whereas]
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. Lao Tzu
[ Flexible More Nothing Resist Softer Than Water Yet]
Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world. Emma Goldman
[ Business Industrial Politics Reflex World]
Liberals subscribe to the new flexible, pluralistic definition of the family; their defense of families carries no conviction. Christopher Lasch
[ Carries Conviction Defense Definition Families Family Flexible Liberals New Pluralistic Subscribe Their]
We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance. Joseph de Maistre
[ Action Aspect Being Beings Bound Chain Divine Enslaving Flexible Free Guidance Most Restrains Scheme Supreme Things Throne Under Universal Us Which Without Wonderful]
Bent metal is worse than bent wood and weight for weight is more flexible. Lawrence Hargrave
[ Bent Flexible Metal More Than Weight Wood Worse]
The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened. Peter Berger History
[ Changing Flexible Happened Interprets Malleable Our Past Recollection]
There is technique to it-he is just standing there flexing his arm, and I am standing there making faces as if I am being choked. You keep your head in a certain angle for the camera. Ron Livingston
[ Am Angle Arm Being Camera Certain Choked Faces Head His Just Keep Making Standing Technique Your]
I find that acrylics dry very fast - which is supposed to be its charm; however, I find that because of that quality they don't blend as nicely as the oils. The oils, for one thing, are softer and more flexible than the acrylics. Also, the colors are brighter with oils. Boris Vallejo
[ Also Because Blend Brighter Charm Colors Dry Fast Find Flexible However More Nicely Oils Quality Softer Supposed Than Thing Very Which]
We are hopeful that the North Koreans can show a little bit more realism, a little bit more flexibility. Mitchell Reiss
[ Bit Flexibility Hopeful Koreans Little More North Realism Show]
When I write I simply follow my heart. And my flights of fantasy. It is not done with a conscious effort. I'm continually inspired and write reflexively. Kim Elizabeth
[ Conscious Continually Done Effort Fantasy Flights Follow Heart Inspired Simply Write]
The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses. Diane Wood
[ Able Adapt Build Could Create Document Enough Flexibility Foundational Generations Later Needs Only Own Stand Test Their Time Uses Way Would]
It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible. Eugene Ormandy
[ Comes Flexible Money Principles Very Well]
We have the most flexible and adaptive economy. Making sure we sustain the ability of the American economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy. John W. Snow
[ Ability Adaptive American Economic Economy Flexible Making Most Perform Policy Priority Really Sure Sustain Well]
I had assumed that Bush's seemingly inflexible policy to support Sharon was for political reasons of his getting elected. But as to whether he really believes his actions are going to hasten the day of the final conflict, I do not know. Huston Smith
[ Actions Assumed Believes Bush Conflict Day Elected Final Getting Going Had Hasten His Inflexible Know Policy Political Really Reasons Seemingly Sharon Support Whether]
Technology makes things faster and more cost-effective, but it's not perfect. It requires you to be as flexible as you can be. John Phillips
[ Cost-Effective Faster Flexible Makes More Perfect Requires Technology Things]
In this post 9-11 world we live in, it is critical we take steps to improve the safety and security of the Trucking Industry which has proven to be our most mobile and flexible mode of transporting goods. Zack Wamp
[ Critical Flexible Goods Improve Industry Live Mobile Mode Most Our Post Proven Safety Security Steps Take Transporting Which World]
Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build. Ferdinand Mount
[ Argue Away Build Cast Centuries Combined Defenders Flexibility Generations Minute Our Over Parliamentary Quo Served Should Stability Status System Taken Traditions Us Well Will]
So it's really nice after about a year and a half to get back on stage and flex those old muscles. Michael C. Hall
[ After Back Get Half Muscles Nice Old Really Stage Those Year]
Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility. Bernard Law Montgomery
[ Air Asset Compartments Destroy Flexibility Greatest Indivisible Into Merely Pieces Power Pull Split Up]
It's all about being flexible, and avoiding choices whenever possible. Choices suck, they are inherently limiting. Craig Armstrong
[ Avoiding Being Choices Flexible Inherently Limiting Possible Suck Whenever]
I had temping jobs also. I liked the flexibility. There was no asking for time off; you just didn't work. Todd Barry
[ Also Asking Flexibility Had Jobs Just Liked Off Time Work]
Players have a great deal of flexibility when conducting diplomatic relations with their allies. Mike Simpson
[ Allies Conducting Deal Diplomatic Flexibility Great Players Relations Their]
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government. Andrew Jackson
[ Beginning Beyond Cannot Determination Economy Enlarge Era Government Income Inflexible Necessities Necessity New Our Real Rigid Strongly Too Urge]
But that's not enough: To maintain energy security, one needs a supply system that provides a buffer against shocks. It needs large, flexible markets. And it's important to acknowledge the fact that the entire energy supply chain needs to be protected. Daniel Yergin
[ Acknowledge Against Buffer Chain Energy Enough Entire Fact Flexible Important Large Maintain Markets Needs Protected Provides Security Shocks Supply System]
We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing our national leaders from having the flexibility to confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan, but crises around the globe. Jack Reed
[ Afghanistan Army Around Breaking Confront Crises Danger Flexibility Globe Having Iraq Just Leaders National Our Preventing]
And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power. Jacky Ickx
[ Again Art Counts Days Driving Good Instead Luckily Old Power Reflexes Return Simple Skills Tactics Therefore Traditional]
It's one of my favorite things to do, watch TV and stretch. I'm so flexible. I can put my legs behind my head. I want to be the most flexible person in the world. Mo Rocca
[ Behind Favorite Flexible Head Legs Most Person Put Stretch Things Tv Want Watch World]
A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement. Abba Eban
[ Ear Elegance Flexibility Glued Ground His Keeps Movement Neither Nor Permanently Posture Statesman Will]
All it takes is one drink to mess with the way you drive - it clouds your judgment and slows your reflexes. Don't take any chances. It just isn't worth it. Paris Hilton
[ Any Chances Clouds Drink Drive Judgment Just Mess Reflexes Slows Take Takes Way Worth Your]
The mental act of sensation which issues in reflex movement is so simple as to defy analysis. Samuel Alexander
[ Act Analysis Defy Issues Mental Movement Reflex Sensation Simple Which]
The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd. Sarah Bernhardt
[ Crowd Ideas Involuntary Reflex Theatre]
The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness. Marguerite Gardiner
[ Chief Conscience Escort Flexible Inflexible Politeness Prerequisite]
Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms. James Beattie
[ Arms Faith Inflexible Invincible]
This revision of the Constitution will not be perfect. But at least the Constitution will not be inflexible. It will be a step towards the Social Europe which we wish. Laurent Fabius
[ Constitution Europe Inflexible Least Perfect Revision Social Step Towards Which Will Wish]
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. Tony Robbins
[ Approach Committed Decisions Flexible Stay Your]
Everyone tells me that I have a very sweet face! I'd like to change that. I wish I had a more flexible face! Soundarya
[ Change Everyone Face Flexible Had More Sweet Tells Very Wish]
I got things like the lotus position long before anybody else did, or at least in the mainstream. But I had fun. I guess my legs are pretty flexible, so I used to get a kick out of doing things like that. I would get into a full lotus with my legs and then roll around. John Astin
[ Anybody Around Before Did Doing Else Flexible Full Fun Get Got Guess Had Into Kick Least Legs Long Lotus Mainstream Out Position Pretty Roll Then Things Used Would]
The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes. Emerson Fittipaldi
[ Ability Amazing Anticipation Because Car Coordination Driver Goes Mind Racing Reflex Speed]
Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out. Paul Kagame
[ Compromise Flexibility Sign Think Weakness]
Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment. G. Stanley Hall
[ Activities Automatic Creature Environment Habit His Largely Less Man Many More Reflexes Stimuli]
God help us from those who believe that they are the sole possessors of truth. How we manage at times to agree willingly to become prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs and ideas on which we can never be flexible. King Hussein I
[ Agree Become Beliefs Believe Flexible God Help How Ideas Manage Minds Never Our Own Possessors Prisoners Sole Souls Those Times Truth Us Which Willingly Within]
We must do everything in our power to keep families together, and to use common sense in our immigration laws. Children deserve better than to lose a parent because of an inflexible law. Jose Serrano
[ Because Better Children Common Deserve Everything Families Immigration Inflexible Keep Law Laws Lose Must Our Parent Power Sense Than Together Use]