Quotations that match 'traction'.

I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger. Marc Almond
[ Creative Distractions Get Had More Older Think Younger]
The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval. Franz Grillparzer
[ Abstraction Admire Aesthetic Approval Complete Different Fact Generally Incapable Judgments Latter Main Make Meets Men Only Reason Their Why Women]
Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction cannot be easily ascertained. Adam Clarke
[ Ascertained Cannot Easily Extraction Family Norman Were Whether]
Those who tell you that the territorial question is an abstraction, that you can never colonize another territory without the African slavetrade, are both deaf and blind to the history of the last sixty years. Robert Toombs
[ Abstraction African Another Blind Both Deaf History Last Never Question Sixty Tell Territorial Territory Those Without Years]
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity. William Manchester
[ Abstraction Age Another Any Came Corps Country Dignity Fight Flag Glory Marine Men Ordeal Other Through Would]
We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat. Terence McKenna
[ Abstraction Across Barely Earth Flames Look Much Ourselves Room Rouse Victims Wander]
It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of "culture." John Cage
[ Acquisition Better Culture Distraction Entertainment Listen Make Means Misuse Music Perform Piece Than]
I had an almost fetishistic attraction to film technology. Lars von Trier
[ Almost Attraction Film Had Technology]
The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction. Michael Moore
[ Americans Bush Distraction Elected Fooled George His Majority Mass Never Ones Weapons]
One of Netscape's main attractions to customers from Day One is that we provide alternatives. And that's cherished by many customers - certainly not all. Jim Barksdale
[ Alternatives Attractions Certainly Cherished Customers Day Main Many Netscape Provide]
Actual violence has no attraction for me at all. Jane Campion
[ Actual Attraction Violence]
Red Carpet has a nice package abstraction layer that allows us to support RPMs and DEBs transparently. Nat Friedman
[ Abstraction Allows Carpet Layer Nice Package Red Support Us]
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction. Charles Revson
[ Accuracy Always Lady Newspaper Print Virtue]
I tried to look presentable for a show, but not for sexual attraction. It was strictly for show business. Little Richard
[ Attraction Business Look Sexual Show Strictly Tried]
The economy is not an abstraction. The economy consists of people, and it will only grow if people feel secure and are reasonably free. John Bruton
[ Abstraction Consists Economy Feel Free Grow Only Reasonably Secure Will]
Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction. Dylan Thomas
[ Abstraction City Washington]
The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very like that of the circus for the crowd. There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen. Claude Debussy
[ Always Attraction Circus Crowd Dangerous Happen Hope Public Something Very Virtuoso Will]
Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual actions but on coordinated actions. Jean Piaget
[ Abstraction Actions Based Coordinated However Individual Reflective]
One of the points about distractions is that everything that they do is destabilizing. Bruce Sterling
[ Distractions Everything Points]
The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me. Glenn Close
[ Attraction Best Fatal Hung Kitchen Knife Mess Saying Thing Way]
From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind. Ayn Rand
[ Abstraction Attribute Comes Everything Function Highest His Man Mind Necessity Reasoning Religious Skyscraper Smallest Wheel]
Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world. Jane Austen
[ Attraction Being Called Charming Diffidence Girl Most Reason Requires Resist Steadiness Uncommon United Where World Youth]
The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions. Fyodor Dostoevsky
[ Attractions Five Formula Make Two Without]
When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife, children, relatives and friends. One retains only compassion for them. Ramakrishna
[ Any Attraction Children Compassion Feel Friends God Love Only Physical Relatives Retains Them Wife]
From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured. Samuel Richardson
[ Appear Attractions Good-Natured Good-Natured Hopes Humor Kept Sixteen Their Twenty Women]
Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction. Adlai E. Stevenson
[ Accuracy Always Lady Newspaper Print Virtue]
War is an abstraction. Bruce Jackson
[ Abstraction War]
You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed. Larry Flynt
[ Always Aside Distractions Doubt Encounter Following Goal Hang Job Kids Many Put Security Succeed Temptations Vision Wants Whatever Wife Will Your]
In fact, Tibet is one of the most popular European tourist attraction of asia. Alex Chiu
[ Asia Attraction European Fact Most Popular Tibet Tourist]
I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible, burning attraction towards the abstract. Gustave Moreau
[ Abstract Am Attraction Burning Dominated Irresistible Thing Towards]
I've never done heroin, but I totally understood what would drive people to that distraction-to need that so much. Sarah McLachlan
[ Done Drive Much Need Never Totally Understood Would]
I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look; this sort of photographic realism, but with a certain abstraction that comics can give. It's kind of a fine line. Daniel Clowes
[ Abstraction Certain Comics Fine Give Kind Line Look Photographic Realism Sort Vision Want Way]
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet. Andy Warhol
[ Attractions Between Exciting Meet Most Never Opposites Two]
Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. Adam Hochschild Time
[ Distractions Hard Plentiful Short Time Work]
Teaching is a good distraction, and I am in contact with young people, which is very gratifying. Manuel Puig
[ Am Contact Distraction Good Gratifying Teaching Very Which Young]
I believe very strongly that when it comes to desire, when it comes to attraction, that things are never black and white, things are very much shades of grey. Brian Molko
[ Attraction Believe Black Comes Desire Grey Much Never Shades Strongly Things Very White]
Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem; it does not require a belief in abstract entities. Tom G. Palmer
[ Abstract Abstraction Belief Discern Does Entities Essential Mental Problem Process Relevant Require Trying Use]
I was 23, and he was 86. I saw a very sick man. I just wanted to just talk with him. There was no physical attraction at all. He was very much attracted to me. Anna Nicole Smith
[ Attracted Attraction Him Just Man Much Physical Saw Sick Talk Very Wanted]
What is new in all of this is that the old poles of attraction represented by nation-states, parties, professions, institutions, and historical traditions are losing their attraction. Jean-Francois Lyotard
[ Attraction Historical Institutions Losing New Old Parties Poles Professions Represented Their Traditions]
We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect. Sissela Bok
[ Attraction Both Breathing Burden Childhood Confers Delight Earliest Experts Feel Give How Imposes Know Learn Mystery Power Protect Secrecy Sense Space]
I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism. Gijs de Vries
[ Attraction Europe Freedom Fundamentalism Much Optimistic Radical Remain Rest Seen Stronger Than World]
At that point it certainly would be called abstract. That is to say, you had a model and there'd be one or two or three people there drawing the model but otherwise you had abstractions all around the room, even though the model was in front of you. Lee Krasner
[ Abstract Abstractions Around Called Certainly Drawing Even Front Had Model Otherwise Point Room Say Though Three Two Would]
I'm very aware how many distractions the reader has in life today, how many good reasons there are to put the book down. David McCullough
[ Aware Book Distractions Down Good How Life Many Put Reader Reasons Today Very]
If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps. Edwin Land
[ Amazing Anything Conflicts Distractions Doing Dream Emotional Family Get Go How Money Personalities Quickly Simply Something Steps Then Think Those Through Work Worth]
People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown. Chuck Palahniuk
[ Because Big Cleaned Distractions Dramas Fixed Just Left Lives Messed Nobody Problems Resolved Scary Solved Stories Their Unknown Up Want Wants Would]
The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears. Phil McGraw Parenting
[ Bringing Children Competition Distraction Ears Home Information Internet Into Just Kinds Lot Parent Resonate Voice]
It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies. Mark Lloyd
[ Blind Clear Communications Critical Distraction Exaggeration Examination Focus Freedom Here Least Now Often Other Policies Press References Serve Should Speech Too Very]
A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction. Mae West
[ Dollars Him Hundred Leave Man Two]
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song. Henri Frederic Amiel
[ Able Art Attain Attraction Changing Childish Great Guess How Interest Keep Key Know Learn Might Music Must Piece Read Simply Song Soul Suggest Teaching Then Up Vary Will]
Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss. Douglas Horton
[ Bliss Distraction Form Materialism Only True]
If there was a distraction I'd get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don't think they expect that girls are going to behave in such an outrageous fashion. Diane Cilento
[ Behave Distraction Expect Fashion Get Girls Going Hand Jump Out Outrageous Quite Schools Such Think Up Window]
The REM and Nirvana successes don't mean much to me except as a potential distraction for bands who want to cash in on the trend. Don't try to sound like someone else. REM and Nirvana don't sound like anyone else. Greg Ginn
[ Anyone Bands Cash Distraction Else Except Mean Much Nirvana Potential Someone Sound Successes Trend Try Want]
The attraction, and my particular participation is in being able to communicate with my fans, answer their questions, get a feel for how they respond to Vader. David Prowse
[ Able Answer Attraction Being Communicate Fans Feel Get How Participation Particular Questions Respond Their Vader]
You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one. Tom Kite
[ Always Distraction Find Looking]
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength. Michel de Montaigne
[ Always Aspiring Beyond Content Contraction Going Itself Mind Never Sign Spirited Stops Strength Weariness Within]
Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect. George Boole
[ Abstractions Converse Culture False Fatal Forms Growth Intellect Likely Many Masculine Most Perhaps Premature Prove Vigour]
On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing, pushing, touching, rubbing. It is these individual actions that give rise most of the time to abstraction from objects. Jean Piaget
[ Abstraction Actions Give Hand Individual Most Objects Pushing Rise Rubbing Such These Throwing Time Touching]
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. William Blake
[ Attraction Energy Existence Hate Human Love Necessary Progression Reason Repulsion Without]
I have never fallen in love with my own voice, but I've always had an attraction for it. Tom Snyder
[ Always Attraction Fallen Had Love Never Own Voice]
The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction. Gabriel Marcel
[ Abstraction Against Battle Dynamic Element Obstinate Philosophy Seen Spirit Taken Whole]
I'd say that my profession ends where architectural thinking ends - architectural thinking in terms of thinking about programs and organizational structure. These abstractions play a role in many other disciplines, and those disciplines are now defining their 'architectures' as well. Rem Koolhaas
[ Abstractions Architectural Defining Disciplines Ends Many Now Organizational Other Play Profession Programs Role Say Structure Terms Their These Thinking Those Well Where]
The first type of abstraction from objects I shall refer to as simple abstraction, but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction, using this term in a double sense. Jean Piaget
[ Abstraction Call Double First Objects Refer Reflective Second Sense Shall Simple Term Type Using]
I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity. Camille Paglia
[ Abstractions Beauty Believe Change Continuing Economic Exceptional Forces Greatness History Meaning Men Much Nobility Order Passe Produce Shape Shifting Validity]
Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves. Dag Hammarskjold
[ Abstraction Drawing Everything Just Know Made Nations Picasso Right See Stop Themselves Thinking United Weird Will]
But my estimates, for instance, based upon book information, were simply ridiculous, fanciful images of African attractions were soon dissipated, anticipated pleasures vanished, and all crude ideas began to resolve themselves into shape. Henry Morton Stanley
[ African Anticipated Attractions Based Began Book Crude Dissipated Estimates Fanciful Ideas Images Information Instance Into Pleasures Resolve Ridiculous Shape Simply Soon Themselves Upon Vanished Were]
I hope I'm not a tourist attraction - I'm sure that they come here really because St. Andrews is just amazing, a beautiful place. Prince William
[ Amazing Andrews Attraction Beautiful Because Come Here Hope Just Place Really St Sure Tourist]
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous. Aldous Huxley
[ Able Attractions Bully Cheat Feeling Fulfills Great More Nation Our Patriotism Person Profoundly Vicariously Virtuous Wishes Worst]
I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties. Hugh Mackay
[ Attraction Flaws Frailties Imperfections Locked Our Personal Secret Suspect Unique Up]
There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember, that you have an attraction to evil. Evil is exciting and evil is interesting, and plenty of kids have a fascination for it. Thomas Foran
[ Another Attraction Evil Exciting Fascination Interesting Kid Kids Plenty Remember Thing]
To choose art means to turn one's back on the world, or at least on certain of its distractions. Melvin Maddocks
[ Art Back Certain Choose Distractions Least Means Turn World]
Tourism is a top priority activity for federal government, which is why it invests an average of over 2,500 million dollars a year in infrastructure works and integral projects that promote Mexico's culture and natural attractions. Vincente Fox
[ Activity Attractions Average Culture Dollars Federal Government Infrastructure Integral Invests Mexico Million Natural Over Priority Projects Promote Top Tourism Which Why Works Year]
TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium because nothing's well done. Goodman Ace
[ Because Call Clever Contraction Derived Done However Latest Medium Nothing Our Terrible Tv Vaudeville Well Words]
I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen and what they've done. I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny, have a distraction. Ben Stiller
[ Chance Countrymen Depressed Distraction Done Fellow Funny Give Incredibly Love Moved New Our Sad See Something Wanted York]
We call those works of art concrete that came into being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules - without external borrowing from natural phenomena, without transforming those phenomena, in other words: not by abstraction. Max Bill
[ Abstraction Art Basis Being Borrowing Call Came Concrete External Inherent Into Natural Other Phenomena Resources Rules Their Those Transforming Without Words Works]
When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were so upset by her behavior, they literally demanded her blood. Glenn Close
[ Attraction Audiences Behavior Blood Demanded Fatal Her Literally Tested Upset Were]
Basins of attraction, of self organization, show up as well in our complex social environment, in human organizations. Here again, while we cannot predict the result of any given input, we can say that it will likely fall within one of several areas. Kevin Kelly
[ Again Any Areas Attraction Cannot Complex Environment Fall Given Here Human Input Likely Organization Organizations Our Predict Result Say Self Several Show Social Up Well While Will Within]
Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions. Robert M. Pirsig
[ Abstractions Direct Experience Independent Intellectual Prior Quality]
I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports. Rachel Griffiths
[ Attraction Big Contained Movies Our Part Sport Sports Stories Think Within]
Progress is the attraction that moves humanity. Marcus Garvey
[ Attraction Humanity Moves Progress]
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. Christopher Columbus
[ Arrive Chosen Destination Distractions Goal His May Obstacles Over Prevailing]
In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward. Charles Babbage
[ Ability Attraction Cannot Circumstance Coupled England Even Exertion Fail Hold Law Obtaining Out Patronage Profession Reward Seems Strongest Talent Though Unaided Which]
Yes, the companionship is amazing. You know, you can get that physical attraction that happens is great, but then there's an awful lot of time and the rest of the day that you have to fill. Vince Gill
[ Amazing Attraction Awful Companionship Day Fill Get Great Happens Know Lot Physical Rest Then Time Yes]
Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men. Giorgio de Chirico
[ Art Butterflies Catches Common Distraction Fatal Fleeing Innocence Men Moments Mysterious Net Strange These Which Wing]
The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him. Italo Calvino
[ Attracted Attraction Better Concern Forced Gaining Him Himself Knowledge Prevented Repels Repulsion Satirist World Yet]
Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money. J. Edgar Hoover
[ Almost Attraction Banks Element Irresistible Money Our Seeks Society Unearned Which]
A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science. Charles Babbage
[ Acquaintance Any Attraction Benefited Completely Duties Exists Less Most Others Powerful Promotion Science Study Than Therefore Time Which]
But while I loved all of these courses, there was an irresistible attraction of economics. Joseph E. Stiglitz
[ Attraction Courses Economics Irresistible Loved These While]
Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems. Rudolf Carnap
[ Behind Confusion Extraction Ingredient Last Leaves Logic Only Philosophy Problems Scientific]
News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy. Maria Bartiromo
[ After Buzz Calling Clearly Distraction Easy Fact Headline Important Influence Information Investments May News Noise Prevents Seeing Some Story Talk Useful Your]
Marriage is... OK, it's rooted and grounded on love and attraction. Mary Archer
[ Attraction Grounded Love Marriage Ok Rooted]
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet. Andy Warhol
[ Attractions Better Between Doing Exciting Fantasy Love Meet Most Much Never Opposites Reality Than Two Very]
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc Travel
[ Distraction Fulfillment Travel Wander]
In some units it may suppress the motor discharge altogether, in some it may merely slow the motor discharge thus lessening the wave frequency of the contraction and so the tension. Charles Scott Sherrington
[ Altogether Contraction Discharge Frequency Lessening May Merely Motor Slow Some Suppress Tension Thus Units Wave]
Attraction is beyond our will or ideas sometimes. Juliette Binoche
[ Attraction Beyond Ideas Our Sometimes Will]
That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for my first passion which was the motorcycle, and in spite of the danger it could represent, they encouraged me. Jacky Ickx
[ Attraction Could Danger Encouraged Felt First Motorcycle Passion Real Represent Soon Spite Which Why]
Whatever life may really be, it is to us an abstraction: for the word is a generalised term to signify that which is common to all animals and plants, and which is not directly operative in the inorganic world. Oliver Joseph Lodge
[ Abstraction Animals Common Directly Inorganic Life May Operative Plants Really Signify Term Us Whatever Which Word World]
It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction. Doris Lessing
[ Abstraction Destroy Himself Interests Other Person Picture Some Terrible Truth]
The attraction in this city is money, from gambling. What you are if you work here is a shill. Joe Williams
[ Attraction City Gambling Here Money Work]
The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me. Elizabeth Blackwell
[ Aspect Assumed Attraction Degree Doctor Fight Gradually Great Idea Immense Moral Possessed Struggle Winning]
Politics is human beings; it's addition rather than subtraction. Donald Rumsfeld
[ Addition Beings Human Politics Rather Than]
The city has become a serious menace to our civilization... It has a peculiar attraction for the immigrant. Josiah Strong
[ Attraction Become City Civilization Immigrant Menace Our Peculiar Serious]
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. Henry Ellis
[ Abstraction Arts Beautiful Because Dancing Itself Life Loftiest Mere Most Moving Translation]
I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do. Andrew Bogut
[ Basketball Best Come Distractions Game Hard Ignore Improve Improving Just Play Scrutiny Try Trying Want]
Firstly the cars aren't too complicated. They have no traction control, for example, which means you can spin if you try too hard and damage your tires if you're not careful with your driving style. Nigel Mansell
[ Careful Cars Complicated Control Damage Driving Example Firstly Hard Means Spin Style Tires Too Try Which Your]
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. Henry Ward Beecher
[ Above Attraction Being Carries Carry Fellows Glory Greatest Greatness Hearts His Lies Man Most Only Own Right Rightly Serves Solitary Strength Strong Up Used Using Whose]
I wasn't good at being affable. You get beyond that and realise the attraction in any human being has more to do with what they give to someone rather than just being face candy. Alison Moyet
[ Affable Any Attraction Being Beyond Candy Face Get Give Good Human Just More Rather Realise Someone Than]
Will we fight or will we retreat? That is the question that is posed to us. Some of my friends on the other side of the aisle often refer to Iraq as a distraction. John Boehner
[ Aisle Distraction Fight Friends Iraq Often Other Posed Question Refer Retreat Side Some Us Will]
Even at its most perceptive, sociology deals in abstractions. Richard Russo
[ Abstractions Deals Even Most Perceptive Sociology]
I think there's always a call for people who are bucking the norm. But I don't expect it to happen now because I think that more than ever the entertainment industry is trying to serve as a distraction, to keep people from thinking too hard. Guy Picciotto
[ Always Because Call Distraction Entertainment Ever Expect Happen Hard Industry Keep More Norm Now Serve Than Think Thinking Too Trying]
Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions. Saul Bellow
[ Distractions Found Free Only Other Yourself]
Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself. Marilyn vos Savant
[ Arises Distraction Itself Out]
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. Henry Ward Beecher
[ Attraction Carries Greatest Hearts His Most Own Strength Up Whose]
I enjoy all aspects of it, I don't have a preference for any medium. I think each of them has its attractions and I would hope they each inform the other in some way. Cillian Murphy
[ Any Aspects Attractions Each Enjoy Hope Inform Medium Other Preference Some Them Think Way Would]
When you think about it, we actors are kind of prostitutes. We get paid to feign attraction and love. Other people are paying to watch us kissing someone, touching someone, doing things people in a normal monogamous relationship would never do with anyone who's not their partner. It's really kind of gross. Megan Fox
[ Actors Anyone Attraction Doing Feign Get Gross Kind Kissing Love Monogamous Never Normal Other Paid Partner Paying Really Relationship Someone Their Things Think Touching Us Watch Would]
I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc
[ Also Being Between Difference Distraction Fulfillment Life Travel Traveled Two Wander Wandered]
It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line. Ibrahim Babangida
[ Contraction Course Destination Distance Historical Line Nature Never Shortest Straight]
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
[ Composition Dictionaries Distraction Enough Excellent Impossible Painful Reading Times]
Girls were always my biggest distraction in school. Channing Tatum
[ Always Biggest Distraction Girls School Were]
Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves. Dean Inge
[ Affinity Always Attraction Contains Element Faith Feel Impelled Make Ourselves Risk Venture Which]
The Geometer has the special privilege to carry out, by abstraction, all constructions by means of the intellect. Who, then, would wish to prevent me from freely considering figures hanging on a balance imagined to be at an infinite distance beyond the confines of the world? Evangelista Torricelli
[ Abstraction Balance Beyond Carry Confines Considering Constructions Distance Figures Freely Hanging Imagined Infinite Intellect Means Out Prevent Privilege Special Then Wish World Would]
As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice. Christy Turlington
[ Against Better Breathing Feel Felt Go Idea Incredibly Long Pain Practice Pushing Resist Spiritual Them Towards]
And that, to me, is the main attraction to comics. It's an avenue to say what you want to say. Bill Sienkiewicz
[ Attraction Avenue Comics Main Say Want]
By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction. John Dewey
[ Abstraction Complex Defined Distinction Element Meant Object Some Which Whole]
Abstraction is everybody's zero but nobody's nought. Robert Smithson
[ Abstraction Everybody Nobody Nought Zero]
Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn't have a choice. Stan Getz
[ Choice Dedicated Distractions Emerson Full Had Kid Life Little More Nowadays Radio Too Were]
The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? David McCullough
[ Attraction Deciding Factor History How Human Luck Makes Much Nature Our Pull Tick Us Why]
The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster. Ernst Fischer
[ Aim Antidote Bosses Concentration Demands Disaster Distraction Film Mass Maximum Media Minds Off Offer Our Press Radio Succeed Taking Television Their Thus]
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it. Duke Ellington
[ Art Attractions Ceases Dangerous Want]
America is addicted to wars of distraction. Barbara Ehrenreich
[ Addicted America Distraction Wars]
It's actually great to shoot far away from Hollywood because we don't have the distractions of the parties and premieres and all that. And, of course, you can save money - there are no good shoe stores. Katie Holmes
[ Actually Away Because Course Distractions Far Good Great Hollywood Money Parties Premieres Save Shoe Shoot Stores]
Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us. Toni Morrison Equality
[ Abstraction Affair Also Cause Just Only Personal Rights Two Us Women]
He was so tenacious he defied the distraction of women by refusing to have them in his presence, just as later in life he denied his blindness by calling for more and more candles. Kit Williams
[ Blindness Calling Candles Defied Denied Distraction His Just Later Life More Presence Refusing Tenacious Them Women]
At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture, taking up the task of describing the universe without reference to such time or space - abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms. Benjamin Whorf
[ Abstractions Adequate Concepts Describing Flow Into Lacks Language New Our Picture Reference Same Space Such Taking Task Terms Time Universe Up Which Without]
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured. Paul Cezanne
[ Abstraction Colour Coloured Distinct Drawing Everything Nature Pure]
We were so fundamental that almost everything had been stripped away from the place of worship. Think of the role words can play, when all other enticements and sensual attractions are gone. James D. Houston
[ Almost Attractions Away Been Everything Fundamental Gone Had Other Place Play Role Sensual Stripped Think Were Words Worship]
I think it's an extremely important factor to have your team together. It goes back to having distractions. When you all stay together for a period of time you're not training people or feeling out different personalities. Larry Dixon
[ Back Different Distractions Extremely Factor Feeling Goes Having Important Out Period Personalities Stay Team Think Time Together Training Your]
Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. Josef Albers
[ Abstraction More Nature Probably Real Than]
I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth. Bob Graham
[ Afghanistan Aims Come Completion Concluded Distraction Earlier Had House Iraq Now Our Question Successful Telling Truth War Whether White Would]
I was immediately smitten with an attraction to this culture, not in the sense of high culture but of the basic way people behaved towards one another. Harry Mathews
[ Another Attraction Basic Behaved Culture High Immediately Sense Smitten Towards Way]
If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed. Calvin Klein
[ Allow Because Collection Describe Journalists Make Mistakes Never Noticed Upset]
The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices. Franz Beckenbauer
[ Checking Coming Distractions Football Footballers Get Hands Magazines Many More Now Often Old Our Players Prices Share Than Their Today Too Training Trouble Used Watch]
That's what it is that you rehearse - the making of music, not the playing of notes as abstractions. Sarah Caldwell
[ Abstractions Making Music Notes Playing Rehearse]
I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain. Shania Twain
[ Body Brain Distraction Talent Want]
Besides, I always thought that one of the great attractions of practising law was what I like to call the collegiality of the profession and I think that duty of collegiality applies even when we are retired. Len G. Murray
[ Always Applies Attractions Besides Call Duty Even Great Law Practising Profession Retired Think Thought]
It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction. Richard Le Gallienne
[ Associated Attraction Beauty Curious Drawn Evil Fear Force Ghostly How Hypnotic Idea Immemorial Man Same Seems Shrunk Sort Time While]
We see in the electroencephalogram a concomitant phenomenon of the continuous nerve processes which take place in the brain, exactly as the electrocardiogram represents a concomitant phenomenon of the contractions of the individual segments of the heart. Hans Berger
[ Brain Continuous Exactly Heart Individual Nerve Phenomenon Place Processes Represents See Segments Take Which]
Winning teams have the least amount of distractions. They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal. Larry Dixon
[ Amount Common Distractions Goal Group Least Really Same Teams Tight Towards Winning Working]
I live my life parallel with my work, and they are both equally important. I'm always amazed how much people talk about celebrity and fame. I don't understand the attraction. Cate Blanchett
[ Always Amazed Attraction Both Celebrity Equally Fame How Important Life Live Much Parallel Talk Understand Work]
An administrator in a bureaucratic world is a man who can feel big by merging his non-entity in an abstraction. A real person in touch with real things inspires terror in him. Marshall McLuhan
[ Abstraction Administrator Big Bureaucratic Feel Him His Inspires Man Merging Person Real Terror Things Touch World]
I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax? Jackie Kennedy
[ Best Breathes Comes Day Distraction Ever His Home How Husband Lives Long Man More Poor Relax Table Thing Think Work]
Two elements are needed to form a truth - a fact and an abstraction. Remy de Gourmont
[ Abstraction Elements Fact Form Needed Truth Two]
Acclaim is a distraction. James Broughton
[ Acclaim Distraction]
The land is ours. It's not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people... Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but they must do so on the basis of equality. Robert Mugabe
[ Basis Country Equality European Extraction Farming Given Happen Land Must Ours Rightful Taken Those Welcome White]