Best Quotes About Assertive

New Yorkers, by reputation, are fast-talking, assertive and easily annoyed; I fit right in. -Jane Pauley

The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive. -V. S. Pritchett

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong. -Arlen Specter

There is a fine line between assertiveness and being relaxed. -Justin Guarini

Women are a little more assertive in terms of our ability to express our feelings when we fall in love. -Alicia Machado

The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

Grace Portolesi is a strong, assertive passionate young woman and she is precisely the sort of person I want in my cabinet and she will have a senior role. -Jay Weatherill

Soaring prices for crude oil, falling production surpluses, wild speculation in commodities, a rush into the precious metals, turmoil in the Middle East, assertive oil producers: it is 1973-74 all over again, and at dictation speed. -James Buchan

Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it's too assertive to the naked eye. -Gordon Ramsay

My generation of bossy, confident, baby-boom women were something brand new in history. Our energy and assertiveness weren't created by Betty Friedan, unknown before her 1963 book, or by Gloria Steinem, whose political activism, as even the Lifetime profile admitted, did not begin until 1969. -Camille Paglia

The North American intellectual tradition began, I maintain, in the encounter of British Romanticism with assertive, pragmatic North American English – the Protestant plain style in both the U.S. and Canada, with its no-nonsense Scottish immigrants. -Camille Paglia

I've always been attracted to women who are assertive and have confidence – qualities older women possess. They've been on the Earth a little longer. They're more seasoned. They don't play games. They know what they want, and they're not afraid to tell you. -Taye Diggs

I think naturally, if you're an actor, there's a high level of assertiveness that you need to have to survive this business. There's boldness in being assertive, and there's strength and confidence. -Bryan Cranston

Social democrats are characteristically modest – a political quality whose virtues are overestimated. We need to apologise a little less for our shortcomings and speak more assertively of achievements. That these were always incomplete should not trouble us. -Tony Judt

The hardest thing about being an actor, for me, is that if you are the 0.00001% of individuals who wants to do it, you're a freak. And you're an assertive freak. Though actors are often shy, there's this tremendous assertive extroversion in you somewhere. -Janel Moloney

I've worked very hard at understanding myself, learning to be assertive. I'm past the point where I worry about people liking me. -Pam Dawber

Ed Koch will never 'rest in peace.' That was not his way. He was always nervously squirming, while making others squirm as well. Comfort was not his goal. He understood that to be a proud and assertive Jew meant never being able to leave a sigh of relief and say, 'It's over, we are at peace, we can now put down our guard and relax.' -Alan Dershowitz

Although individual temperaments vary, boys are designed to be more assertive, audacious, and excitable than girls are. -James Dobson

As women, we understand our bodies, and there's a blossoming that occurs. We're hungry for gourmet meals instead of the fast food. We bring to life a more expansive understanding of life, ourselves, and others. We are more generous and assertive. -Sharon Stone

Anytime you're going to take your Marines into harm's way, they are looking for leadership that is calm, assertive, sure of themselves. And quite honestly, I don't think that some of these young Marines care if it's a male or a female. They just want to be properly led. -Loretta Reynolds

The word 'seek' means to go in search of, try to discover, try to acquire. It requires an active, assertive approach to life. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

I need to learn to be more assertive. -Brooke Elliott

Catfish's mild taste adapts well to a wide array of flavors, especially strong assertive ones, which is why you used to see it 'blackened' Cajun style on so many restaurant menus – a trick which soon became a tired cliche. -Tom Douglas

Using the word 'bossy' for girls can be quite harmful. What is that saying – that being focused, being assertive, being the boss has a negative attribute? And I have heard that term associated more with women than with men. 'He's so bossy' – you don't hear that. It's a very subtle thing. -Bryce Dallas Howard

If you are going to take away war toys, then what are you to replace them with? Children need to feel courageous, brave, and assertive. They need to feel strong; that is the purpose of their play. -Brian Sutton-Smith

Policing has to be done compassionately and consistently. You cannot police differently in Harlem than you're policing downtown. The same laws must apply. The same procedures must be employed. Certain areas at certain times may have more significant crime and require more police presence or more assertiveness, but it has to be balanced. -William Bratton

I don't even really see sit-ins and marches as passive. I see them as quite assertive. I see those as emotionally aggressive tactics. I see people putting their lives on the line and being bold and brave. -Ava DuVernay

An assumption underlying almost all comments on interruptions is that they are aggressive, but the line between what's perceived as assertiveness or aggressiveness almost certainly shifts with an interrupter's gender. -Deborah Tannen

Women pay attention to how men drive because it's a good indicator of what kind of character you have. They want someone who's going to be intelligent and cautious and assertive and confident when you need to be, but not overly aggressive and reckless, and also not timid and overly paranoid. -James Marsden

Centenarians tend to be assertive, suspicious, and practical. -David Shields

All the women I've grown up with at 'SNL' and other areas, and even the women that work with Judd Apatow, all those women are powerful, assertive women that have great material, and they just produce themselves. -Paula Pell

Russia's assertiveness in global affairs is something I look upon with great concern, which we need to address with eyes wide open and a healthy degree of skepticism. -Dan Coats

Eurasia is home to most of the world's politically assertive and dynamic states. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

Only a dynamic and strategically-minded America, together with a unifying Europe, can jointly promote a larger and more vital West, one capable of acting as a responsible partner to the rising and increasingly assertive East. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

With the decline of America's global preeminence, weaker countries will be more susceptible to the assertive influence of major regional powers. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

The minute you step into a job where you have to be at all tough and assertive, that's when the mischief happens. And you're not allowed to be assertive and feminine. -Marcia Clark

Millennials are a bit more free-spirited, more able to go into new places, to feel more assertive and fearless about trying new things. -Payal Kadakia

While we always strive to reach 218 with Republican votes, sometimes that is not possible with divided government, and the story of a bill that passed with 150 Republican votes is much more positive and assertive than the story of a bill that passes with 79 Republican votes. -Steve Scalise

Very quickly, I discovered I did not have what it takes to be a good crime reporter: I was too unassertive and a little bit wimpy. It was very clear that was not what I was going to do, but I loved journalism, and I'm the daughter of a film professor, and my mom taught reading. -Gillian Flynn

There are a lot of negotiators that really will give in on a deal because being understood is more important than getting what they want. And there's a particular type in particular, the assertive negotiator: being understood is actually more important to them than actually making the deal. -Christopher Voss

Ironically, while many of us spend hours every day using small mobile devices to increase our productivity and efficiency, interacting with these objects, even for short periods of time, might do just the opposite, reducing our assertiveness and undermining our productivity. -Amy Cuddy

We needed to be assertive as women in those days – assertive and aggressive – and the degree to which we had to be that way depended on where you were. I had to be. -Katherine Johnson

China has a more assertive, proactive foreign policy as its interests are growing around the world. -Henry Paulson

I would try to be super-assertive in meetings and, you know, pound my hand off the table, and it never ended well. People would say, 'What are you beating the table for?' It's not natural for me. -Peggy Johnson

When I went to prom in the early 1990s, I seesawed between my wish to get asked by the right guy and ride in the cool kids' limousine with the burgeoning realization that I was gay. I had a fun night, but I was far from my authentic, assertive self that night. Prom felt mostly like a job I had to do to maintain my position in the social hierarchy. -Rachel Simmons

Canadians are hardly assertive or demanding. We don't expect U.S. presidents to bow down to our prime ministers when they visit us in Ottawa, nor are we looking for the occasional kickback on an F-16 deal. -Vaclav Smil

Being a feminist is not about how successful, talented, and assertive you are in your own life. It's about whether you support the struggle to overcome the limiting gendered stereotypes and barriers that force so many women to restrict their aspirations as workers, to fulfill their aspirations as parents, and force so many men to do the opposite. -Stephanie Coontz

I was very shy and withdrawn as a child, but people know me as these assertive women. They are not me. -Bea Arthur

I know in the business world, some women won't speak if there are men in meetings for fear of being seen as too assertive. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

Things that I now recognise as just part of my personality – willfulness and assertiveness, maybe even a bit of aggressiveness – these are things that I had been raised to think of as masculine features. I always thought there was probably something wrong with me. -Tara Westover

Reasonable people can disagree about the authorities the NSA should have, when it's appropriate for the CIA to use drone strikes, and how assertive U.S. foreign policy and intelligence should be. -Benjamin Wittes

One of the criticisms I've faced over the years is that I'm not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I'm empathetic, it means I'm weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong. -Jacinda Ardern

When I came into politics, I remember reading these scorecards of my performance, and I would routinely have these comments about not being assertive enough. -Jacinda Ardern

TDP is always very assertive for public interest. -N. Chandrababu Naidu

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