Best Quotes About Achieving

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo

Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society. -Felix Frankfurter

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. -Zig Ziglar

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. -Thomas Jefferson

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. -Tom Landry

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them. -Gary Ryan Blair

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. -Brian Tracy

Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes – they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice. -Agatha Christie

Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness. -Woody Allen

Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort. -Epictetus

The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream? -Brendan Behan

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster. -Quentin Crisp

Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. -Bernard Meltzer

Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly. -Mario Puzo

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving. -Ayn Rand

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success. -Bo Bennett

The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself. -Bo Bennett

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. -Alan Greenspan

No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving more by the way of violence. -Yitzhak Rabin

We can spend our whole lives underachieving. -Phil Crosby

For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition – and winning. -Conrad Veidt

The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it. -Simon Travaglia

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan. -Paul J. Meyer

It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals. -Craig Bruce

The use and threat of force, when world peace is not in danger, are no longer valid frames of reference for achieving the ends sought today by sovereign nations. -Carlos Salinas de Gortari

Systems are complex, so controlling an attack and achieving a desired level of damage may be harder than using physical weapons. -Dorothy Denning

With the enactment of the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act, we have taken an important step toward achieving federal education policies that will allow students to learn and achieve at the highest possible level. -Sue Kelly

If you have a coach helping you, developing your skills alongside you, that's when you're on your way to becoming not just a participant but achieving. -Lynn Davies

I am confident that the vast majority of teachers will work with us towards achieving that goal. -Estelle Morris

We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not. -Ron Kind

I've been at Liverpool for eight years, and the time has come for us to start achieving. -Jamie Redknapp

Generally speaking, I went through that. I came to a place where I realised what true value was. It wasn't money. Money is a means to achieving an end, but it's not the end. -Robert Redford

Tragically, the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth reported that one-quarter of our young people are at serious risk of not achieving productive adulthood. -Ruben Hinojosa

But effective regulation at the European Union level can make a massive contribution to achieving our shared goals of improving competitiveness, jobs and growth. -John Hutton

Retiring for good wasn't difficult. I knew at the time it was right. I was no longer capable of achieving the standards I'd set myself and there was no light at the end of the tunnel. -Ian Botham

I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about. -Sanford I. Weill

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected. -George Henry Lewes

When we want to reach a dream for the second time, you want it to come true, when you try so hard, you are so close to achieving it, it makes things very difficult to live with afterwards. -Guy Forget

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease. -Armstrong Williams

When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high. -Hideki Tojo

When I think of Marilyn Monroe, and achieving her sound, I think of having a rather large bust. I think of her physically and I am just able to create her sound, because her physicality was so much to do with her sound. -Jane Horrocks

Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts; I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization. -Frederick Reines

All my coaches tell me that I have been under achieving. -Shane Warne

But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell. -Lascelles Abercrombie

I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish. -Chuck Norris

Well-functioning financial systems are important in achieving sustained economic growth. They play a crucial role in channeling household savings into the corporate sector and allocating investment funds among firms. -Toshihiko Fukui

All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts. -Vinoba Bhave

Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving. -Xun Kuang

And really, the basis, I think, of achieving some success in what I want to do today comes from my mother's push to get me to read and to make something of myself from the standpoint of an education. -Sam Donaldson

In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors – all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future. -John Olver

We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government. -Dennis Cardoza

I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting. -Arthur Ashe

Since achieving their independence in 1992, the people of Croatia have built a democratic society based on the rule of law, respect for human rights, and a free market economy. -Elton Gallegly

Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. -Les Brown

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best. -Henry J. Kaiser

Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it. -Reinhold Niebuhr

It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving – as if it were an individual person – its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends. -Karl Marx

I am more fond of achieving than striving. My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless. My efforts must soon be crowned with success, or discontinued. -Carolyn Wells

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models. -Bill Bradley

Candidates don't have to deal with reality. They talk about the wonderful things they can accomplish as if advocating them is the same as achieving them. They live in a world of political make-believe in which everything from reconciling conflicting interests to paying for costly programs is easy. -Fred Barnes

I have no regrets. I don't believe in looking back. What I am proudest of? Working really hard… and achieving as much as I could. -Elena Kagan

I think achieving a higher fiscal stability is also a very important condition for restoring an environment which is conducive to growth. -Lucas Papademos

Today I know that there is still work to be done, but along the way my I am achieving my dreams. -Candace Parker

I would like to say I've achieved goals, but really, modeling is all luck. You're not really achieving anything. The least hardworking person with a special face can be huge and have a whole world of success. -Brooklyn Decker

I used to hear a lot that all I could do was hit a serve, I couldn't volley, I can't hit a backhand, I don't return well, and then people would turn round and tell me I'm underachieving. -Andy Roddick

On a practical level I'm a TV producer and storyteller who's gone about as long as you can go without achieving a mass audience. -David Simon

I was one of five very clever kids, the other kids were cleverer than I was and still are and are very achieving. The girls were always first at everything and I was always 101st! -Anthony Minghella

Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it. -Peter Jackson

Never in my life did I think I would be congratulated by Mick Jagger for achieving anything. -Boris Johnson

I hope that Americans will give careful and well-informed thought to root causes and historical realities, in which case I think they will question why a supposedly 'legitimate' state such as Israel has had to conduct decades of war against a subject refugee population without ever achieving its goals. -Ismail Haniyeh

I traced the path I walk today and my goals are many. I think that I'm achieving my goals. -Elie Saab

My dad, we'll be talking about goals for the next year. He's like, 'I think you can be here,' and I look at him like he's cross-eyed, like, 'Are you serious? That's so far out of my reach.' Well, then I always end up achieving it. -Miranda Leek

I miss my kids sometimes and that can get me down when I've been away working, but then I wake up and recognize how incredibly lucky I am. Spending time being down is less time out there achieving and enjoying. -Sean Combs

China pays a great deal of attention to the Korean nuclear issue. We stand for achieving denuclearization of the peninsula in a peaceful way through dialogue and consultation to maintain peace and stability of the peninsula and Northeast Asia. -Hu Jintao

A country that relies on aid? Death is better than that. It stops you from achieving your potential, just as colonialism did. -Imran Khan

The Internet was appealing partly because it was something I could do in bed and feel like I was achieving something. I had an operation when I was 13 and ended up with complications, so I was in and out of the hospital. The bottom line is you can get through health challenges. It's part of why I was so driven. -Pete Cashmore

My dad is good at sticking with stuff and he has a strong work ethic, which is imbued in me. Growing up, he would constantly ask what I was doing and was I achieving anything. -Pete Cashmore

I've always been hopeful about Scotland's prospects. And I now believe more than ever that Scotland is within touching distance of achieving independence and equality. -Sean Connery

There are so many people working so hard and achieving so little. -Andy Grove

You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman. -Lionel Messi

I have thought sometimes that the sanest people, the people who are just very balanced, very happy, are probably lower achieving than other people. My kind of irrationality happens to be fear or anxiety. -Jon Ronson

The formula for achieving middle-class success is simple: Finish high school; don't have a child before the age of 20; and get married before having the child. -Larry Elder

As a teenager I was very anxious. I had a lot of energy and passion that I wanted to channel into creative things, and I always felt like I wasn't achieving enough. -Mia Wasikowska

Obama's presidency hasn't been dedicated to achieving economic growth in the short term, or about creating jobs. -John Podhoretz

Goal-setting and achieving those goals – that's just what I do. -Lisa Leslie

Brands must empower their community to be change agents in their own right. To that end, they need to take on a mentoring role. This means the brand provides the tools, techniques and strategies for their customers to become more effective marketers in achieving their own goals. -Simon Mainwaring

You should never worry too much about achieving your goals, because in the long run you might not find yourself too happy when you get there. -Chad Channing

Families can be the most detrimental things to have in your life. They are sometimes the most poisonous relationships that people have. Sometimes family is the thing that keeps you from ever achieving what you want to achieve, and yet people hold it and hold it and grab it and try to fix it and twist it and turn it. -Amy Sherman-Palladino

I'm not scared of growing old, I'm just scared of not achieving everything that I want to do. -Melanie Laurent

Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team. -Frederick W. Smith

I don't think immortality is necessarily the key to understanding the world. You have to be careful with what you think you're achieving. I'm all for science discovering amazing and fantastic things about our world, but I think the motivations behind it are slightly askew. -Reggie Watts

I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth. -Pratibha Patil

Nobody under the sun was like Madonna. She was positive and clear and wholly dedicated to achieving everything that she's achieved. -Nile Rodgers

I always enjoy the job and the work that I do, because that's the condition that I attach in accepting any job. This way, I can really work and dedicate myself to the institution for achieving the goal which I believe is a noble one. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

I wanted a child, and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of 18-hour work days and live TV. When you're somebody who's used to making a decision about what they want to do and getting it and achieving it, when your body fails you, it's a whole other experience. -Kara DioGuardi

There's a lot of craft that goes into achieving a hit song – at the beginning of your career, you're usually more inspiration than craft, and you get great when those intersect. A skilled songwriter can get you to that intersection. -Kara DioGuardi

Priorities are the yearly goals that I'm most interested in achieving, then they become operationalized through weekly goals. -Robert Pozen

I hang out with models, the biggest pop stars and, you know, really and honestly, I hate saying this, but none of them are achieving those body shapes by being healthy. -Lily Allen

Conscious breath control is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed, clear state of mind. -Andrew Weil

If I'm with a man, is that going to prevent me from achieving my goal? What sacrifices will I have to make in terms of being myself, if I'm with a man? Something that young women find out really quickly is that when you start dating, all of a sudden you're supposed to have a role. You're not allowed to just be yourself. -Candace Bushnell

You need to know what makes artists tick. Having been through the process myself as a musician, since I was an early teen, gave me an advantage – understanding them from their point of view, because it's about them, it's not about you – it's their vision and what they're capable of achieving, and you're the conduit. -Tommy Mottola

You know, my mum's always encouraged me and never made my gender an issue, I guess. She brought me up to believe in equality, as opposed to feminism or sexism – so it just meant that my gender was not relevant to what I was capable of achieving. -Paloma Faith

There's nothing better than achieving your goals, whatever they might be. -Paloma Faith

I'm a strong proponent of green tech for anyone who can afford it, having spent the last 40 years working toward achieving a smaller and smaller eco-impact for myself. -Ed Begley, Jr.

If you work hard in real life, people tend to get in your way – either from inertia or prejudice – and they stop you achieving things. It's the worst thing about real life compared with sports, where you generally get what you deserve: if you're the fastest guy, you win; there are no other games being played. -Daley Thompson

I'm a very goal-oriented person in certain ways, and then in certain ways I understand that there's nothing at all that I can do about certain things. In other words, I would never set a goal that I don't have control over achieving. -Casey James

Any goal worth achieving involves an element of risk. -Dean Karnazes

On the radio there's only a certain amount of artists: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, T.I., Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys. Other artists are achieving things that are really special, they have a hard time getting people's attention. Music has been just a little bit lacklustre. -Q-Tip

If you begin feeling beaten, you will achieve nothing. If you fight, you will perhaps have a chance of achieving something. -Raymond Aubrac

I am convinced that the reason why my kids have become very fulfilled and achieving human beings is because I wasn't raising them alone. -Gioconda Belli

Direct your energy toward achieving a goal, and tackle the problems with an emphasis on edging closer to a successful result. -Harvey Mackay

I believe that visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals. -Harvey Mackay

Jazz music and, more specifically, jazz musicians, are my artistic heroes. I want to be the Thelonious Monk of acting. He had no concern for how well he was received. He played whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. He just wasn't interested in achieving the good opinion of his audience. That's the Holy Grail of acting; of any art form. -Trevor St. John

The first award that I recall having received was in the form of a scholarship when I was studying in the 5th standard. I was granted this scholarship for achieving academic excellence, and it continues to be one of the high points in my life. -Pankaj Patel

If you look at the movies that come out, most of them are bad, so it's not as if achieving some level of success means you get offered better roles, because frankly they don't seem to exist. -Jesse Eisenberg

I think I'll be single my whole life. It's entirely possible I'm going to end up alone. Because I don't want to make any sacrifices for my own development and achieving what I want to achieve, and I don't want a family to get in the way of that. -Olga Kurylenko

Anything that could ever prevent me from achieving a goal, I put in a box, tape it up, throw it over my shoulder. You aim for a goal and attain it. Then you look to the next one. -Grant Achatz

There's a great deal of difference between thinking reflectively about moral issues and achieving higher standards of ethical behavior. -Derek Bok

The mind is absolutely instrumental in achieving results, even for athletes. Sports psychology is a very small part, but it's extremely important when you're winning and losing races by hundredths and even thousandths of a second. -Michael Johnson

Before achieving a dream, you need to make very little steps… People don't understand that when you want to make a big dream you have a lot of fastidious little things you have to do. -Bertrand Piccard

The result of the collaborative culture is that corporations or government institutions focus intensely on internal culture and pour their energy into achieving minuscule policy changes relating to workplace efficiency, gender or race. -Amity Shlaes

I was the kid who never won the races. I never jumped the highest. I wasn't on the list of the high-achieving. -Kate Winslet

Diet and supplements and exercise programs aren't what is achieving longevity. Having a faith-based community can add four to 14 years. -Dan Buettner

Here's the miracle: I grew up thinking, 'Wouldn't it be great to write 'Superman' someday? Wouldn't it be great to create my own show, or work on 'Lensman,' or 'Forbidden Planet?' Those were very literally the goals I set for myself, the dreams that I thought I didn't have a chance in hell of ever actually achieving. But it's happened. -J. Michael Straczynski

I'm sort of of the belief that people kill themselves from the inside out. When they're unhappy with what they're doing, or not achieving things – when your focus is off-kilter. The thing that keeps me ticking is my values. And I maintain them, because they're worthy. I like to wake up and feel I've done no wrong. I like that feeling. -John Lydon

I really do encourage other manufacturers to bring electric cars to market. It's a good thing, and they need to bring it to market and keep iterating and improving and make better and better electric cars, and that's what going to result in humanity achieving a sustainable transport future. I wish it was growing faster than it is. -Elon Musk

I enjoy hard work; I love setting goals and achieving them. -Jewel

I'm a big believer in overcoming and achieving and doing things and not feeling sorry for yourself. -Drew Carey

There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success. -Heather Bresch

I'd like to believe that achieving a leadership position is all about competency, capability and ambition, so I try not to distinguish between the sexes when it comes to giving career advice. -Heather Bresch

Until women themselves reject stigma and refuse to feel shame for the way others treat them, they have no hope of achieving full human stature. -Germaine Greer

I hope I inspire people who hear. Hearing people have the ability to remove barriers that prevent deaf people from achieving their dreams. -Marlee Matlin

The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. -John C. Maxwell

My whole life, I've wanted things before I was ready. I was always pushing for the next job, the next success. I was so focused on achieving and the path that I was missing some great point about life. -David Duchovny

Christianity is, I believe, about expanded life, heightened consciousness and achieving a new humanity. It is not about closed minds, supernatural interventions, a fallen creation, guilt, original sin or divine rescue. -John Shelby Spong

The trouble is not that schools don't work; they do. They're excellent machines for achieving historically accepted purposes. In suburban schools are children of the rich, who grow up to privilege and anesthetic oblivion to pain – and who then use the servants produced by ghetto schools. -Jonathan Kozol

Modern technology has taken the angst out of achieving the perfect shot. For me, the only thing that counts is the idea behind the image: what you want to see and what you're trying to say. The idea is crucial. You have to think of something you want to say and expand upon it. -Martin Parr

L.A. has brought so many opportunities and allowed me to reach the level of success I've been blessed to achieve thus far. L.A. can definitely open a lot of doors for anyone focused on achieving their passion and dreams. -Drew Sidora

Bringing more large sporting events to Africa would help the continent develop sports policies and at the same time optimize its peoples' chances of achieving competitive success. -Richard Attias

I feel liberated, empowered, inspired and motivated. Fear holds you back from achieving what you want in life. -Ricki-Lee Coulter

If there's anything in life you consider worthwhile achieving – go for it. I was told many times to forget show business – I had nothing going for me. But I pursued it, anyway. Voila! -Isabel Sanford

A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team. -Vivek Wadhwa

Entrepreneurship is like a computer game in which you have to master every level before achieving success. Startups repeatedly stumble and have to go back to the drawing board. The best way to skip some levels and to increase the odds of survival is to learn from others who have already played the game. -Vivek Wadhwa

Immigrants have faced huge obstacles to achieving the American Dream, yet have persevered to overcome them. -Charles B. Rangel

Hand washing is the first basic step towards achieving any millennium goals for development. It saves lives. -Kajol

If you want to achieve what you dream of achieving, whatever it may be, you're going to have to earn it. -Miles D. White

Science – or the products of science like technology – is just a way of achieving something real, something that happens, something that works. -Richard Dawkins

Even though I was manically overachieving and involved in everything, I still never felt like I belonged. That's definitely affected my whole life and why I wanted to become an actor and tell people stories, because communication and feeling like you belong is such an integral part of our social fabric. -Penelope Mitchell

While the male eye zooms in on a particular element to the exclusion of all else, a woman's gaze flickers from one tedious task to the next, to the point where we can't distinguish between the importance of mopping the kitchen floor and achieving world peace. -Mariella Frostrup

Finally, in my early 30s, I started writing fiction for the first time as an adult. That felt so scary, and I spent a few years feeling miserably 'behind' my high-achieving friends. But I persevered and obviously have no regrets. -Julia Glass

If you set goals for yourself, and you're like a lot of other people, you probably realize it's not that your goals are physically impossible that's keeping you from achieving them; it's that you lack the self-discipline to stick to them. It's physically possible to lose weight. It's physically possible to exercise more. -Daniel Goldstein

To me, the tragedy about this whole image-obsessed society is that young girls get so caught up in just achieving that they forget to realize that they have so much more to offer the world. -America Ferrera

We need to be united, and we all need to understand that we're all capable of achieving the American dream. And, but that has to be something that is self-realized. And also, to demonize someone for achieving the American dream is unfair. -Stacey Dash

The burden for achieving disarmament cannot be borne by peace groups alone. Everybody, regardless of age, income, profession, gender or nationality, has a stake in this quest. -Ban Ki-moon

Success has nothing to do with box office as far as I'm concerned. Success has to do with achieving your goals, your internal goals, and growing as a person. It would have been nice to have been connected with a couple more box office hits, but in the long run, I don't think it makes you happier. -Alan Arkin

What I love most about achieving whatever I've achieved is that the Seattle Seahawks follow me on Twitter! -Ross Mathews

Don't waste even a minute magnifying your perceived inadequacies. You can't do it all. Why berate yourself for not achieving the impossible? -Karen Finerman

Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

The Federal Government is achieving its stated goal of helping more minorities go from being renters to being owners. -Bill Dedman

This is what sexism does best: it makes you feel crazy for desiring parity and hopeless about ever achieving it. -Deborah Copaken Kogan

For over two centuries, Americans have grown up in a society that rewards hard work, protects innovation, and allows its citizens to constantly break new barriers. The key element to this success rests on freedom and the ability of individuals to strive toward achieving their dreams and making their children's futures better than their own. -Renee Ellmers

I had plenty of invites and chances to party when I just started on tour, but I knew partying would prevent me from achieving my surfing potential. -Joel Parkinson

My exercise varies from yoga to Pilates. The yoga provides me with achieving my balance and mental relaxation, whereas the Pilates allow me to work my inner core through stretching and keeping my muscles toned. -Erin Heatherton

There's no doubt about it: Hillary is the best person to be our 45th president. Hillary has always been a tireless advocate for working families – she's never ceased to make sure everybody has a fair shot at achieving the American Dream. -Joaquin Castro

When I was seven and told my mom, 'I'm gonna be a writer,' she said, 'Oh, that's a terrible idea. You'll live in misery and die teaching other people's children badly.' My parents wanted the safer path for me, and I think they failed miserably achieving that. -Stephen Gaghan

My religious philosophy is kindness. Try to be kind. That's something worth achieving. -Pierce Brosnan

Politics is the art of achieving political goals – of achieving what is possible in a given situation – that is, in a situation that has its conditions and its limits. -Adam Michnik

The love of what you do, combined with your belief in what you do, will not determine your success. It will determine how hard you will work and how dedicated you will be to achieving it. Success just shows up from there. -Jeffrey Gitomer

I think the American Dream used to be achieving one's goals in your field of choice – and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow. -Buzz Aldrin

Education is at the heart of achieving your dreams. -Patrice Motsepe

What I relish most is when a member of my staff, who has worked with passion and patience towards achieving their dream of owning a restaurant, walks up to me and says, 'Nobu! I have done it!' -Nobu Matsuhisa

America's 'social contract' is equal opportunity… yet we have failed in achieving that seminal goal. -George Kaiser

Sweden is an open, liberal, secular and democratic country. We strive towards achieving equality; we are forward-looking and refuse to be pulled back by social constructs such as religion. -Bjorn Ulvaeus

Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure. -Henry Petroski

The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change. -Matt McGorry

I was the kid who never won the races… I wasn't on the list of the high-achieving. -Kate Winslet

Economic engineering is about the design and analysis of frameworks for achieving specific economic objectives. -Ben Bernanke

Women are emerging as a major force for change. Countries that have invested in girls' education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Books written by boys are given very different treatment to those written by girls: they're even given very different covers. People also expect, in this YA-booming world, girls to be less experimental than boys: girls are achieving a lot of success, but they're confined. -Sarah Rees Brennan

If achieving the Hong Kong dream becomes a vanishing hope, then our society will suffer. What would the Hong Kong dream be? It's no different from the American dream, whereby an everyday man on the street who works hard would be able to make good savings and use those savings as equity for their future small business. -Richard Li

While I started out with a vague understanding that diversity would be important, my own observations have led me to realize that achieving greater levels of diversity is in fact vital to our long-term success. -Wendy Kopp

I'm stubborn; I know what I want. I'll dedicate all my efforts to achieving it. -Carlo Rubbia

The thing I want to see before I die is women achieving full equality in the world. I'm very passionate about injustice against women and there's too much of it in the world. In so many parts of the world, women are not regarded as worthy or equal to men. In parts of the world, women are bought and sold. -Cherie Blair

Understanding how your business affects human rights and using that knowledge to shape appropriate policies and practices is crucial to achieving what should be the goal of all corporations – sustainable growth. -Cherie Blair

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

A lot of times, people just want to be an individual. But if you really want to win, at the end of the day, it's not about you just achieving something. Everybody can achieve more if they work together. -Kevin McCarthy

Most American actors are taught the Stanislavsky method… Method acting, but I really think that as an actor you have to develop what works for you. There is really not one way of doing anything. There are many ways of achieving the same goal. -Ving Rhames

You want to do a few things really well because you want to come out with a product that is fully baked, even though it may be lacking in a few features or whatever, rather than the one that's all-achieving but not doing anything too well. -Ram Shriram

When I was in high school, I didn't feel like I had to pile on the APs in order to look good to colleges. High-achieving classmates didn't use private tutors. -Alexandra Robbins

Creating mechanisms for ending deforestation and promoting regeneration of the environment is one of the most effective ways of achieving net-zero emissions. -Guilherme Leal

I learnt a lesson that you mustn't worry what people think if you are achieving your objective. -Michael Ashcroft

Since my first encounter with Kafka's writing, I've been interested in a quality that, while he was alive, stood in the way of his achieving a large reputation: his allegory. -John Kessel

I've had purpose because I've always wanted to be successful, but having my son is the cherry on top. He makes me go harder in achieving all that I've dreamed of. -Ciara

For a long time, I was brilliantly achieving drawings that were inert, suffocating and dark. If ever you need illustrations that are inert, suffocating and dark, I know how to do them. -Chris Raschka

I am intrigued by different religions and respect them all, but to be honest, I feel the most spiritual when I am doing yoga or looking at an ocean. Being spiritual is feeling a connection with a higher power and knowing that life is about more than just achieving goals. It is about feeling good in the moment. -Heather Graham

Religious-liberty protections are one way of achieving civil peace even amid disagreement. The United States is a pluralistic society. To protect that pluralism and the rights of all Americans, of whatever faith they may practice, religious-liberty laws are good policy. Liberals committed to tolerance should embrace them. -Edwin Meese

Stop bragging about your lack of sweat and effort in achieving your goals. Start bragging about how hard you work, how patient you've become. -Karen Salmansohn

Students raised on Park Avenue are born into family situations in which overachieving merely maintains the status quo, and therefore the market is primed for anyone offering services that provide an edge on local peers. -Eliot Schrefer

I believe that while race-neutral means are preferable, it is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse student body. -Condoleezza Rice

Boxing gave me a path in life. Because of boxing, I learned what I'm capable of achieving if I put my mind to it and how hard work can and will pay off in the end. It gave me confidence and taught me to face fear straight on and dig down deep when times get tough. -Mandy Bujold

People like to watch surfing, but maybe the girls get the wrong kind of promotion and the wrong kind of press. I might be called a feminist for saying it, but it's like the girls are promoted sexually rather than what they're achieving. -Jessica Fox

I have never articulated a specific number, but I think a nation as great as we are, that professes to favor freedom and liberty, that we would find a way to evidence that in our criminal justice system by achieving what we know we can achieve: a reduction in crime, a reduction in taxpayer expense, and a reduction in the prison population. -Cory Booker

Understanding place is critical to achieving corporate growth. -John Quelch

I had a bad conscience until I discovered that having a bad conscience about something so gravely serious as leaving your children is an affectation, a way of achieving a little suffering that can't for a moment be equal to the suffering you've caused. -Ingmar Bergman

Sinn Fein is the only political party on this island working to end that fracture in their nation and to achieving the Republic set out in the proclamation. -Martin McGuinness

Pregnant women who are in places where Zika is spreading should do everything they can to avoid mosquito bites. And we, as a society, need to do everything we can to control Zika. That means learning more about it; that means controlling mosquitoes more effectively. That means achieving a vaccine. -Tom Frieden

I've been very lucky to have achieved a lot of the things that I dreamt of achieving as a young man. But, at the end of the day – and I truly believe this – it is not about achieving great wealth or success. Because they don't bring happiness, ultimately. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I think ISIS is achieving the objectives that they have set out to achieve. I think that they feel probably very emboldened. They feel pretty good. Their resiliency is extraordinary. -Michael T. Flynn

We live in the world's greatest democracy; we want for nothing. And that which we want, we can work toward achieving. -Joe Garcia

When we set up our kids for failure, we set up our workforce for failure, and we set up our economy for failure. I can't emphasize enough the importance, the absolute importance, of education in achieving long-term economic growth. -Susana Martinez

Venezuela's government must work toward achieving a true culture of democracy for our region. There's no room for persecution based on ideological reasons or for thinking differently. -Mauricio Macri

When I addressed international forums as prime minister, the Israeli people expected me to present bold political initiatives that would bring peace – not arguments outlining why achieving peace now is not possible. -Ehud Olmert

Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop. -Richard Branson

I don't do athletics for any other reason than achieving certain distances, certain titles and goals in my head. -Katarina Johnson-Thompson

It's been an absolute rollercoaster. The things I've done, I didn't even dream of doing or achieving. -Charlotte Dujardin

I've worked with more than 50 directors ,and I've paid attention since day one. That's pretty much been my education, apart from studying art history and shooting with my own cameras. I've seen 50 different sets of mistakes and 50 different ways of achieving. You just leave the bad part out. -Tommy Lee Jones

Fake eyelashes can instantly give me a more dramatic look and also help to accentuate my eyes, which are a focal point to achieving the Lion Babe look. -Jillian Hervey

People will accomplish anything if they believe the goal is worth it – they are worth it and that they are capable of achieving it – and that's exactly what my 'Maximize Your Life' show will do. -Jillian Michaels

Before swearing in new citizens, immigration officials check to make sure prospective citizens weren't on voter rolls or voted before achieving legal citizenship. A citizenship petition can be denied if they were. -Kate Brown

I do confess to being the exasperated, bossy, know-it-all, overachieving big sister. -Rae Carson

Generally, achieving goals… which in many cases means winning… is really the ultimate in this life we live in. -Tom Landry

Back when the powerful 19th-century senator Henry Clay was called 'the great compromiser,' achieving a compromise really was considered great. -Deborah Tannen

I am one who believes that the market, properly incentivized, can consistently outperform government regulation on achieving objectives. -Sam Brownback

Central to achieving progress in Afghanistan – and to setting the conditions necessary to transition security tasks from the international community to the Afghan government – is increasing the size and capability of ANSF. -David Petraeus

Make no mistake about it. Bad habits are called 'bad' for a reason. They kill our productivity and creativity. They slow us down. They hold us back from achieving our goals. And they're detrimental to our health. -John Rampton

In general, for me, a big thing in my life has been just sort of learning what true self-esteem is and what true positive self-image is. And being a dancer, and growing up in that world, you're so focused on yourself, and you're so focused on achieving goals, on finding perfection, and working on your craft. -Jenna Dewan

I felt like in Tampa Bay a lot of people thought we were overachieving. -Ben Zobrist

It's not just about achieving success; the journey is equally important for me. -Yami Gautam

I went a long way to play in Manchester United, so nothing will prevent me from achieving my dream. -Henrikh Mkhitaryan

I went a long way to play for Manchester United, so nothing will prevent me from achieving my dream. -Henrikh Mkhitaryan

I feel satisfied after achieving something difficult. -Nawazuddin Siddiqui

To apply Kim Jong Il's patriotism means to thoroughly materialize the General's intentions and desires for the prosperity of the country and the happiness of all generations to come and to carry on all work for achieving the prosperity of the country in the way he did. -Kim Jong-un

The first generation of the young people of our revolution took up arms following Comrade Kim Il Sung and fought the bloody anti-Japanese struggle, thus achieving the historic cause of national liberation. -Kim Jong-un

In the gigantic and worthwhile struggle for achieving the country's prosperity and people's happiness, our young people have been educated in a revolutionary way and trained spiritually and physically, and have developed into a large, matchless contingent forming a thousand-fold, tens-of-thousand-fold fortress around the Party. -Kim Jong-un

Californians are blessed with the remarkable leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, who… has led our state to firm fiscal footing and brought us to the enviable position of dreaming – and achieving – big dreams again. -Gavin Newsom

If you are calm about your ambitions, you become confident of achieving what you set out to do. -Shiv Nadar

We need a spirit of victory, a spirit that will carry us to our rightful place under the sun, a spirit which can recognize that we, as inheritors of a proud civilization, are entitled to our rightful place on this planet. If that indomitable spirit were to arise, nothing can hold us from achieving our rightful destiny. -C. V. Raman

In 1958, my father graduated from secondary school as the highest-achieving student in the state of Kansas, earning a five-year scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He turned it down. For someone raised in a remote farming town, this would have been his opportunity to transform his life, a ticket to a bigger world. -Vivienne Ming

Success can breed all kinds of other behavior and cause companies to behave a certain way that isn't necessarily the ingredients for achieving more success. For instance, with success comes arrogance, and that's typically the death of success. -Bob Iger

Finance is not merely about making money. It's about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It's about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society. -Robert J. Shiller

The incorrect supposition that we live in a world of scarce resources has done more than preclude most individuals from achieving economic success. Over the centuries, this zero-sum-game view of the world has been responsible for wars, revolutions, political strategies, and human suffering of unfathomable proportions. -Paul Zane Pilzer

I'm just achieving goals left, right and centre, and I just feel incredibly lucky because I never thought it would happen. -James Arthur

There are some jobs that you go for because achieving them would take your career in a direction that you would like it to go, but mostly, I want to play the roles and have had the great good fortune and opportunities to play some fantastic roles and been very, very fortunate. -Essie Davis

I'm a huge believer in visualizing achieving the task before it happens. -Gretchen Carlson

I think, in a lot of ways, we underestimate how much clothing plays a part in achieving our identities and in how we want the world to deal with us. -Hailey Gates

As a young player, achieving All-Star status isn't as easy as you might think. -Scottie Pippen

I model myself on Christie Rampone and look up to her. Obviously, achieving what she's achieved would be magnificent. I'd really like to meet her just once. -Julie Ertz

Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they're doing it. That's purpose. And that's the key to achieving something truly transformational. -Marillyn Hewson

One of the hardest things to do for business people and leaders is to keep the team focused on achieving the goal. -Clay Clark

You must not let your negative emotions distract you from achieving your goals. -Clay Clark

It's important to reflect upon how far we've come in achieving gender equality in the workplace and how we could move faster toward even greater goals. -Julie Sweet

Innovation, like creativity, is an amorphous concept. It's the holy grail of business, but achieving it – even merely explaining it – is lightning-in-a-bottle difficult. -Adam Lashinsky

The best thing is being part of history and achieving something you've dreamed of. -Garbine Muguruza

We do take seriously our obligation to assess whether our reforms are achieving their desired effects without imposing unnecessary burden. -Jerome Powell

The Congress has tasked the Federal Reserve with achieving stable prices and maximum employment – the dual mandate. -Jerome Powell

I had many ups and downs at Atletico, achieving the best and the worst. -Diego Godin

I've always prided myself on working so hard and then achieving goals without realizing the pleasure is often in the journey. And actually, the journey can be just as fun, if not more so, than the outcome. -Lara Pulver

Fun and pleasure are just as delicious as achieving a goal. -Lara Pulver

We started the peace process on the basis of land for peace and on the basis of U.N. resolution 242 and 338,1 as well as other international decisions on achieving the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. -Yasser Arafat

Mexico's government has made a strong commitment to boosting the country's competitiveness in global trade, and the Ministry of Economy recognizes that trade facilitation is a key element in achieving this objective. -Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

It's very important that we all have a common understanding of our purpose as a business – what we aspire to – and a strategy for achieving it. -Dennis Muilenburg

There is nobody who would want, in any way, to lose what Paul Volcker won for the American people by fighting inflation and achieving price stability. -Charles L. Evans

Creating large numbers of decent jobs for young people is critical for achieving overall development objectives, from poverty reduction to better health and education. -Arancha Gonzalez

It's one thing to decry and defy political correctness in the name of efficiently achieving clarity or revealing an honest truth. But it's quite another thing entirely to support name-calling and nastiness. -Faith Salie

Hyperloop One has accomplished what no one has done before by successfully testing the first full scale Hyperloop system. By achieving full vacuum, we essentially invented our own sky in a tube, as if you're flying at 200,000 feet in the air. -Shervin Pishevar

Clarity of vision is the key to achieving your objectives. -Tom Steyer

We need to achieve zero emissions from fossil fuel sources by the second half of the century. That doesn't mean by 2050 exactly, but it means by that time we need to be pretty much on the way to achieving it. -Jose Angel Gurria

Family-supportive policies, which enable women to remain and progress in paid employment and encourage men to take their fair share of care work, are crucial to achieving gender equality at work. -Guy Ryder

We are convinced that universal health coverage, with strong primary care and essential financial protection, is the key to achieving the ambitious health targets of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to avoiding impoverishment from exorbitant out-of-pocket health expenses. -Tedros Adhanom

The most valuable advice I can give is plan for your success. Write down your ideal goal, creating checkpoints for yourself along the way that align with the end goal. Set up rewards for achieving both little victories and big ones. -Hilary Knight

A hedonistic lifestyle contrary to all the rules and expectations of Islam is not an unusual precursor to radicalisation: in fact, some young radicals see joining in the jihad as a way of achieving redemption for past sins. -Deeyah Khan

I no longer believe that every leftist simply has a different means of achieving a successful route for America as I did formerly. -Dana Loesch

My mom used to cut out articles from the 'Atlanta Journal Constitution' when I was in high school. She would either give them to me to read or she would post them on the fridge. These articles would usually be stories of someone inventing something, breaking records, or achieving some kind of success. -Coy Bowles

I like to know that my actors or my performers are going into it with the same amount of passion that I have for the project. They're as dedicated to achieving as I am. -Melina Matsoukas

One of the greatest mistakes of successful people is the assumption, 'I behave this way, and I achieve results. Therefore, I must be achieving results because I behave this way.' This belief is sometimes true, but not across the board. -Marshall Goldsmith

I'm the daughter of refugees. The immigrant mentality is to work hard, be brave, and never give up in your pursuit of achieving the American dream. -Reshma Saujani

I vote, but I don't feel that I'm achieving much when I do. -Harriet Walter

King v. Burwell pointed at but did not directly challenge the ACA's most essential weakness: Government-mandated participation in health insurance exchanges as a precondition to receiving a subsidy is not the best or most effective means of achieving its goal of expanded access to health coverage. -Ron Williams

What I found over the years is the most important thing is for a team to come together over a compelling vision, a comprehensive strategy for achieving that vision, and then a relentless implementation plan. -Alan Mulally

I learned a few years ago that balance is the key to a happy and successful life, and a huge part of achieving that balance is to instill rituals into your everyday life – a nutritious balanced diet, daily exercise, time for yourself through meditation, reading, journaling, yoga, daily reflection, and setting goals. -Gretchen Bleiler

Sometimes in life, when we really want something, we can approach it in a way that might actually be closing us off from achieving it. -Gretchen Bleiler

I think being a scientist is a position of respect and power and access, and it's a privileged position in society. And I think there are fundamental mechanisms that keep men and women from achieving the same level of power and access and privilege in society. -Hope Jahren

The closer we get to achieving equality of opportunity between the sexes, the more clearly we can see that the next major obstacle to improving the well-being of most men and women is the growing socioeconomic inequality within each sex. -Stephanie Coontz

I just feel it's a shame to let fear get in your way and stop you achieving things. -Alex Sharp

I just want to make sure girls know they don't have to carry the weight of achieving nearly impossible standards on their shoulders every day. -Barbie Ferreira

It was not until Web comics that I saw stories about women and stories by women and things that were aimed specifically at female readership. It was just kind of this free-for-all that was achieving something amazing with creativity. That was where I got my start. -Noelle Stevenson

I know what I want, and I'm relentless in achieving what I want. -James Lassiter

The one dream I have is to do a musical. I love singing, but most people don't know because I don't sell myself as a musical person. My dream is to play Audrey in 'Little Shop of Horrors' – it would be so interesting to have an Asian Audrey because it's all about achieving the American dream in a sinister, success-driven way. -Constance Wu

I'm going to have a very thoughtful and meaningful enforcement response to Superfund to make sure that we are achieving good outcomes for citizens across the country with respect to that entire portfolio of 1,336 or so sites. -Scott Pruitt

For me, my career has never been about what I've done. But it's been about becoming, achieving, and pushing myself further. -Rodney Crowell

I think that the most important thing when it comes to achieving your dreams is just that you have to be realistic. -Franchesca Ramsey

A small foot in China, no different from a tiny waist in Victorian England, represented the height of female refinement. For families with marriageable daughters, foot size translated into its own form of currency and a means of achieving upward mobility. The most desirable bride possessed a three-inch foot, known as a 'golden lotus.' -Amanda Foreman

Front-line officials, including DEA agents, border patrol and other homeland-security professionals, should remind Mr. Trump how important Mexico's assistance is in achieving his national-security goals. -James G. Stavridis

Great power is setting a goal, working hard for it, and achieving it in exactly the way you expected with no consequences and no remainders after the long division is done. But does that happen to anyone? The unexpected always hitches a ride along with everything you planned. -Courtney A. Kemp

Economically anxious, many parents see their children's accomplishments as a sort of insurance against the financial challenges of old age; high-achieving kids, this logic goes, will become high-earning adults and therefore be better able to help Mom and Dad pay for the assisted-living facility in a few decades. -Alissa Quart

I see myself as having fulfilled a lot of my ambition. All the things I dreamed of achieving, I've achieved for the most part. -Kerry James Marshall

There's nothing wrong with having goals, but obsessing over them is often counterproductive because, in reality, achieving a goal isn't always what it's cracked up to be. -Mark Manson

Life is about growth and exploration, not achieving a fixed state of balance. You have a very limited time on earth to experience all that you can. Figuring out how to squeeze the most out of your family, work, and spirituality is your life's purpose. Go do it. -Mel Robbins

I grew up in a very high-achieving family. I have a brother who's a Harvard-educated cardiothoracic surgeon. My other brother is a two-time Olympian, fifth-round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles, and an entrepreneur and philanthropist. -Molly Bloom

As a therapist, I've worked with many high-achieving people who don't feel worthy of their success. Whether it was a recent college graduate who had landed a high-paying job or a mature adult who had just received another promotion, all of these people suffer from impostor syndrome. -Amy Morin

I think success is a relative term. If you're a caveman, success is capturing an elephant. Success is achieving better than the norm. Success is being exceptional. It's exceptional reputation, exceptional income, and exceptional respect. -Jon Taffer

I think a lot of people miss out on opportunities, they miss out on achieving their dream, and they miss out on doing what they love to do because they're allowing something else, something outside of them and outside of God, to dictate what their life's going to look like. -Kurt Warner

If a footballer is well motivated and has various things to motivate him every day, he will keep achieving his goals. -Alexis Sanchez

My dad battled various financial mishaps for years before achieving success as a stunt director, but my parents ensured that my brother and I knew all about the family's struggle. We knew from where each piece of furniture came from. -Vicky Kaushal

Looking back and thinking about the past and what I've done makes no sense – I'd like to keep achieving things. Then, when I retire, I will appreciate everything that's happened and everything I've achieved. -David Villa

I'm always very proud of Moroccan artistes doing well and achieving international recognition. -Nora Fatehi

When you are next to Harry Kane, achieving all he is and scoring so many goals, it's normal that the focus is on Harry Kane. -Mauricio Pochettino

I had a dream, and that dream kind of became a reality when I started taking steps toward it. You don't even realize what you're achieving as you're achieving it. -Enzo Amore

In a sense, I am achieving what I set out to do – to devote myself to Stephen, to give him the chance of fulfilling his genius. But what have I become in the process? Who am I? What is there left of me? I am beginning to doubt my own identity. -Jane Hawking

Whether it's summiting Kili or achieving my next work goal – Look forward for a moment, but then keep your head down and trudge on. -Brooke Baldwin

I wanted to be a complete person and realised that the well-being of mental health is extremely important in achieving that. -Manisha Koirala

Making films take a lot of intelligence and is tough, though achieving Economics honours is tough, too. -Parineeti Chopra

Every baby step India takes in achieving anything towards its betterment enhances my identity and personality because I love my country. -Sushmita Sen

Don't set time limits for achieving goals. They should transcend time. -Dan Pena

Of course African teams are underachieving when you think of what their potential is. -Clarence Seedorf

Pransaab was a great character actor. What he has achieved as an actor, I cannot think of achieving even a part of it. -Rishi Kapoor

I am what this country dreams of achieving: a perfect example of composite India. -Mahesh Bhatt

Regardless of how lyrical or rhetorically gifted they are in conveying big ideas, any candidate can do a good job of giving a speech if the goal of a speech is more than just delivering it well but achieving some end, whether it's convincing people of some issue or persuading them about you as a person. -Jon Lovett

The mission of professional mountain climbers is almost impossibly difficult by design: Their very livelihood is based on achieving the unprecedented. Their expeditions are complicated, exhausting, often life-threatening. Risk is the fuel that keeps them going. -Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Sometimes, for girls, it's about building confidence and giving them a can-do attitude. It's seeing role models, people like yourselves, doing those jobs and achieving them, just to say, 'I can do that.' -Esther McVey

From the initial design stages of 'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,' we had the idea of the player being able to move dynamically through a detailed, multi-layered map. We found that a 'shinobi' type character was the key to achieving this in a way that was both realistic and cool. -Hidetaka Miyazaki

You realise fame is something that if you court it too much or if you indulge in it too much, it will have a negative effect ultimately on your mental health and self esteem, because fame is ultimately about achieving positive self esteem through external factors, and that's a losing game, I would say. -Robert Sheehan

In my family, graduating and getting your bachelor's is just the beginning. It's only expected. You're underachieving if you don't strive for more than that. -Malcolm Brogdon

I'm close to achieving something that very few boxers ever have – and that is to retire undefeated, like Rocky Marciano. -Joe Calzaghe

When you are passionate about something, you don't need external motivation to work towards achieving it. -Gauri Khan

I like to take up difficult challenges and work hard towards achieving my goals. -Roberto Mancini

For some guys, playing for the team will mean achieving more personally. -AB de Villiers

Life is all about setting yourself goals and then achieving them. -Guy Martin

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