Best Quotes About Engagement

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. -Brendan Behan

When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere. -Calvin Trillin

My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked. -Elizabeth Taylor

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear – it's active disengagement. -Ken Burns

We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do. -Jacob Bronowski

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears. -Albert Bandura

Well, an actor is an actor is actor, to paraphrase someone or other and the opportunity to work, to have a steady engagement, certainly seemed like an appealing concept to me. -Walter Koenig

The main engagement of the writer is towards truthfulness; therefore he must keep his mind and his judgement free. -Gabrielle Roy

We must either reduce the number of our engagements or increase the number of our troops. -Adam Schiff

But I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was not a very happy time for me. -Dinah Sheridan

During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon, but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had gotten to the supposed location of the village. -George Crook

Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime. -Bill Hybels

I wish I had it in my power to furnish you with accommodation I should feel proud to do it, shall be happy to hear from you at anytime when you engagements will allow you an hour and remain with best wishes for yourself, family and circuit. -John Hawley

If I didn't have a recruiting engagement, I was going to be here. I did everything possible to change the recruiting thing. I'm a very small part of this night, but I did want to be a part of it. -Rick Pitino

I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book. But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader to share my engagement with the material, if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually. -Helen Garner

Even though mother's issues are not front page news, they touch us all personally, some more than others, and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement. -Joan Blades

So I think that is from the European perspective, for the European future, this engagement can be one of the most important and effective decisions in the last 50 years maybe. -Aleksander Kwasniewski

And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will again and again confront us with a cruel choice between costly engagement and costly indifference. -Lord Robertson

Not all Modern Orthodox Jews, at the present juncture, identify with what the Israeli government does. In Israel many religious Zionists strongly oppose the government because of the disengagement. -Norman Lamm

Yes, after some time spent last year on other commitments, most of them speaking engagements, I am now about halfway through a novel that I hope will come out in 1998. -Robert MacNeil

As has been pointed out with Libya, the debate over Libya, sometimes we allow diplomatic relations with imperfect regimes because progress can best be made through engagement instead of isolation. -Earl Blumenauer

Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight. We must start this process now, since future engagements are likely and allies are scarce. -Ellen Tauscher

I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement with Johnny ten years ago. I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time, but you have to remember I was only 19 years old. -Winona Ryder

Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there. -William Westmoreland

I don't want to express alienation. It isn't what I feel. I'm interested in various kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up. -Susan Sontag

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy. -William Hazlitt

I like it, but it's yellow, and I'm like, I didn't want yellow for my engagement ring. -Paris Hilton

It's my mother's engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all – this was my way of keeping her close to it all. -Prince William

It's taken a lot of presidents to get us where we are today, a lot of deployments, a lot of wars, a lot engagements. You add them all up. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Personally, I'm an advocate for short engagements. Long sometimes means there is a reason for it. Two years engaged and no wedding… I'd be upset. -Emily Blunt

I go short and sweet on the engagement. I did have a longish engagement, but I think short and sweet is best. -Leelee Sobieski

Mr. Obama's approach to engagement to some degree makes him dependent on people who wish neither him nor America well. This doesn't have to end badly and I hope that it doesn't – but it's not an ideal position after one's first year in power. -Walter Russell Mead

I do have to travel a lot for speaking engagements. -P. J. O'Rourke

On engagement, we're already seeing that mobile users are more likely to be daily active users than desktop users. They're more likely to use Facebook six or seven days of the week. -Mark Zuckerberg

You see the transformation that the arts have on young people. It changes their lives for the better. That's where my engagement is. -Kerry Washington

The rules of engagement have become so rigid that governments often straightjacket themselves in the face of unambiguous aggression. -Benjamin Netanyahu

I have defended the interests of France at the G8 in Washington; afterwards I was at Chicago to announce the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan; I have participated in two European summits, so I have fully respected the engagements I made to the French. -Francois Hollande

If there's a silver bullet in the battle to recapture Albany, it is the re-engagement of our citizens. This capital has become a physical metaphor for the isolation and alienation of our people. -Andrew Cuomo

If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education. -Jane Fonda

Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities. -Daisaku Ikeda

And across Afghanistan, every single day, Afghan soldiers, Afghan police and ISAF troops are serving shoulder-to-shoulder in some very difficult situations. And our engagement with them, our shoulder-to-shoulder relationship with them, our conduct of operations with them every single day defines the real relationship. -John R. Allen

Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more than 60 years, anyone with a dissenting opinion has been suppressed. Chinese art is merely a product: it avoids any meaningful engagement. There is no larger context. Its only purpose is to charm viewers with its ambiguity. -Ai Weiwei

Instead of fretting about getting everything done, why not simply accept that being alive means having things to do? Then drop into full engagement with whatever you're doing, and let the worry go. -Martha Beck

I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was hard. It was not a very happy time for me. -Dinah Sheridan

We have no desire to permanently rule over millions of Palestinians, who double their numbers every generation. Israel, which wishes to be an exemplary democracy, will not be able to bear such a reality over time. The Disengagement Plan presents the possibility of opening a gate to a different reality. -Ariel Sharon

When you go to a great concert, you feel this arc, almost like the music of a well-chosen set takes you on this trip through emotions and through various forms of intellectual engagement. -John Green

The big risk to British lives in 2013 is in Afghanistan. Our troops, diplomats and aid workers have made a big contribution there. But while there is an end date for Western engagement, 2014, there isn't a proper end game. -David Miliband

One of my most sentimental items is my grandmother's engagement ring that my mom gave me a few years ago. It's a Victorian-style setting that's closed in the back, so it doesn't sparkle the way diamonds do now. I wear it as a pendant. -Georgina Chapman

Every person's remembering will be different. That engagement is important, I think. -Christian Marclay

Turkey wants a policy of engagement exactly like President Obama's new approach. Policy of engagement, less confrontation, less tense attitude, especially in the region. -Ahmet Davutoglu

I've rarely kept my distance from kind of – I don't know if we can call it politics, but kind of, civic engagement and that kind of thing, except I tended to think, 'Well, do it yourself before you start telling other people what they should be doing.' -David Byrne

I don't know anything about this engagement stuff. I never thought I was going to get engaged. -Seann William Scott

Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction. -Brendon Burchard

I have more engagement with New Zealand than people might think. Unlike the impression I have of the American president, who sits in the Oval Office and people come to them. -John Key

Sometimes, there's not an honest engagement of Ireland in Hollywood movies. -Ciaran Hinds

Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace. -Simon Mainwaring

Some critics have challenged what the return on investment is for engagement in social media. Others have complained that the metrics don't exist to demonstrate value. -Simon Mainwaring

The novel is about, for me, sustained and organized looking. I do think that people have a hunger for a sustained engagement, that concentration that the book can offer. -Dana Spiotta

Sometimes we see the Civil War in movies and imagine these neatly aligned rows of men with muskets, walking in line to shoot each other. In reality the things that fascinated me were how absolutely ruthless and violent so many engagements were, how much suffering and how men were not prepared. -Seth Grahame-Smith

People often say that stress is a motivator. What we're referring to when we say this is really better described as stimulation and engagement. -Andrew J. Bernstein

Stress is the negative whirlwind of emotions that gets imposed on top of our stimulation and engagement. -Andrew J. Bernstein

I don't know how you can justify leaving any engagement behind in the social Web of 2011. -Gary Vaynerchuk

Be reactionary. React to what the market wants. And the market wants one-on-one real time engagement. Now that we have the tools to engage, I'm going to continue fighting for the end user. -Gary Vaynerchuk

I think we need to ask serious questions about how we engage militarily, when we engage militarily, and on what basis we engage militarily. What kind of intelligence do we have to justify a military engagement? -Albert Wynn

There is no international problem that can be addressed or solved without the engagement and leadership of the United States and everybody in the world knows that, its just fact of life. So sometimes I think we could conduct ourselves with a little more humility. -Robert M. Gates

Cats and their owners are on a private, exclusive loop of affection. Thus cats have become symbolic of a community eschewed and a hyper-engagement with oneself. They represent the profound danger of growing so independent in New York that it's not merely that you don't need anyone – it's that you don't know how to need anyone. -Sloane Crosley

Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor's appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops. -Sloane Crosley

Theater is an engagement between the actor and the audience. Film is a different sort of medium. It's not immediate, but in some ways it's more involving. -Pauline Collins

I started to understand that for me, art was no longer about self-expression but about creative engagement with the world. I started to respond in an excited way to making work inside an industry and not feeling the constraints of audience expectation as some kind of thing that I should avoid. -Ayad Akhtar

The rules of Canadian engagement say that if we encounter a celebrity, we have to pretend we're not encountering a celebrity. -Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

I think happiness is a combination of pleasure, engagement and meaningfulness. -Ian K. Smith

The real damper on employee engagement is the soggy, cold blanket of centralized authority. In most companies, power cascades downwards from the CEO. Not only are employees disenfranchised from most policy decisions, they lack even the power to rebel against egocentric and tyrannical supervisors. -Gary Hamel

Twitter is incredibly useful. It's a great example of how the Internet is changing the way we engage with information and text. Above all else, this change in the nature of engagement is fascinating for me as a writer. -Steven Hall

When I accept an invitation for a public speaking engagement, my purpose is to share the TOMS story and our giving mission. In no way do I believe this means I endorse every single aspect of that organization. That may be naive, and you may disagree, but it is my sincere belief. -Blake Mycoskie

The whole point of social media is continuity and continual engagement. -Clara Shih

The power of real debate is in the language and intellectual honesty of the debaters, alongside the engagement of spectators. -Ruzwana Bashir

Unfortunately, opera engagements tend to be made five years in advance, and I don't really agree with that. -Danielle de Niese

Northeastern and most coastal states will vote for the candidate who is more closely aligned with international cooperation and engagement, secularism and science, gun control, individual freedom in culture and sexuality, and a greater role for the government in protecting the environment and ensuring economic equality. -Steven Pinker

I think we're going to start to see a new model of civic advocacy where people get together once in a while to protest, but it's more about an ongoing, sustained engagement in issues, networks and communities about which people care. -Alex Steffen

Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement. -Brene Brown

In 2012, I see the potential for people to come together, huge moments of political and social engagement where elections are part of the strategy for change, but not the end goal and not the only thing that matters. -Olivia Wilde

If I could do anything in my life and be remembered for anything, I would like to be remembered for helping the world see the value of physical engagement with ideas. -Margaret Wertheim

I grew up in Minnesota, where we treasure our tradition of civic engagement – and our record of having the nation's highest voter participation. -Al Franken

While in the Florida legislature, I strongly opposed the Stand Your Ground law because I believed it would provide defenses to people who had created the scenarios they sought protection from. Or it would leave juries without the proper rules of engagement that ought govern predictable human interactions. -Dan Gelber

I recognize that it is through the engagement with my craft – by recognizing an idea and drawing it out, building physical models, collaborating with experts, constructing the sculptures at urban scale, and maintaining them through years of weather and interaction with the public – that a new art for cities has become real. -Janet Echelman

I don't think I'll get married again. I'm not looking for it. What I can say about my divorce and my failed engagement is that I learned where my bar is. -Jill Scott

You can have meaning, accomplishment, engagement and good relationships, even if you are dull on the positive affect side. -Martin Seligman

I think we pursue positive relationships whether or not they bring us engagement or happiness. -Martin Seligman

After two and a half engagements, of course I want to get married and have babies, so I am going to freeze my eggs. -Sophie Monk

I've become one of those women who thrusts her engagement finger out all the time. -Katherine Parkinson

Starbucks has changed the rules of engagement for the music industry. -Howard Schultz

I think social and moral disengagement is repugnant. -Douglas Coupland

The only purpose of an engagement ring is to show you 'belong' to someone, and your man makes bank. -Jessica Valenti

I do feel, in a sense, the rules of engagement for citizenship has changed, and we must encourage other people to speak up and to take action. -Howard Schultz

One of the great things about being a writer/journalist is that my boss loves me to go out and do features on being someone else. I did a feature on Kate Middleton, where I went to an incredible fancy state home in the countryside, put on a wedding dress and posed for engagement pictures with a fake Prince William. -Caitlin Moran

Capitalism has been interpreted as an exclusively profit-centric human engagement. Some have been saying to bring people and planet into the picture. This can be a good change, but it is still not fully operationalized. Are you putting people, planet and profit at the same level? -Muhammad Yunus

I actually think of myself as quite a shy person, although I know I give the impression of someone much more confident. I think what I do have is a capacity to listen to the other, even if the other is an opponent. That leads, in all senses of the word, to an engagement. -John Berger

It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement. -Deepak Chopra

You need to put drones under control; you need to lay out certain rules of engagement in order to prevent or minimize collateral casualties. It is extremely important. -Vladimir Putin

After the death of the sadistic dictator Gen. Sanni Abacha in 1998, Nigeria underwent a one-year transitional military administration headed by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, who uncharacteristically bowed out precisely on the promised date for military disengagement. Did the military truly disengage, however? No. -Wole Soyinka

In Elizabethan England or classical Athens… theater was at the center of, not culture, but society and politics and religion and civic engagement. Those things have a different audience. -Diane Paulus

Fear invariably and universally induces disengagement, and disengagement is negative division of labor. -Alan Greenspan

I really like Los Angeles – I had a good life out there. But the reason I choose to live in New York is because when I'm between engagements, as they say, something creative always comes up for me, like 'Julian Po,' or helping teach at NYU, or helping stage a show at Juilliard. -Malcolm Gets

What we have seen of recent American action in the Pacific, the bombing of Tokyo and the engagements in the Coral Sea, off Midway Island and at Dutch Harbour, has been sufficient indication that America is beginning to discharge her supremely important duty in the Pacific. -Chiang Kai-shek

I tell young entrepreneurs to use the leader in their industry and as a benchmark as they work to create their own brand. Don't look at what your competition is doing – if you emulate the leader in your industry, you will achieve a higher level of engagement with consumers and make their buying experience richer. -Steve Stoute

Real, sustainable community change requires the initiative and engagement of community members. -Helene D. Gayle

Often confused with shyness, introversion does not imply social reticence or discomfort. Rather than being averse to social engagement, introverts become overwhelmed by too much of it, which explains why the introvert is ready to leave a party after an hour and the extravert gains steam as the night goes on. -Laurie Helgoe

For politicians to be honest, the public needs to allow them to be honest, and the media, which mediates between the politicians and the public, needs to allow those politicians to be honest. If local democracy is to flourish, it is about the active and informed engagement of every citizen. -Rory Stewart

One of the problems we currently have is there hasn't been in the population any serious engagement with the ethics of war because we have an all-volunteer army. I would think the return to the draft would be an intervention that would require discussion that might be more helpful in terms of our ability to limit war. -Stanley Hauerwas

Companies in Silicon Valley invest a lot in understanding their users and what drives user engagement. -Pierre Omidyar

As you know, I did not support the United States' engagement in Iraq and have long had concerns about Afghanistan… But I obviously have always been 100 percent supportive of our military. -Kyrsten Sinema

The Philippines-U.S. Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement takes our security cooperation to a higher level of engagement, reaffirms our country's commitment to mutual defense and security, and promotes regional peace and stability. -Benigno Aquino III

President Obama and I recognize the importance of strong economic engagement for the continued growth of both the Philippines and the United States. -Benigno Aquino III

An economically confident America has – since becoming a world power at the start of the 20th century – tended toward global engagement. It is during times of economic stress (1930s, 1970s) that America has become more withdrawn. -Thomas P.M. Barnett

What do we know about autism in 2013? Autism symptoms generally emerge before age three and usually much earlier, often as language delays or lack of social engagement. Recent research suggests that autism can be detected during the first year of life, even before classic symptoms emerge. Indeed, the symptoms may be a late stage of autism. -Thomas R. Insel

Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone's responsibility. -Ban Ki-moon

Building sustainable cities – and a sustainable future – will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholders – including the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized. -Ban Ki-moon

Women hold up more than half the sky and represent much of the world's unrealized potential. They are the educators. They raise the children. They hold families together and increasingly drive economies. They are natural leaders. We need their full engagement… in government, business and civil society. -Ban Ki-moon

When you have an engagement, at least in my world, the world that I create for myself, an engagement doesn't begin when you hit the stage and end when you leave the stage. It begins when you hit the city limits, and it ends when you leave the city limits. -Utah Phillips

Al Qaeda attacked the U.S.S. Cole and bombed several U.S. embassies in East Africa in the late 1990s. We knew who did it, but we didn't go after them. Instead, we beefed up security at our embassies and changed the Navy's rules of engagement. It only served to embolden Al Qaeda. -Kathleen Troia McFarland

Many young Muslims see no opportunities for themselves and do not feel they have control over their lives or a stake in their nation's future. Such pessimism leads to disengagement. We risk losing a generation of young Muslims to apathy and extremism. -Najib Razak

Ronald Reagan, when he was campaigning for President, said that he would break relations with Communist China and re-establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan. But when he got into office, he pursued a very different policy of engagement with China and of increasing trade and business ties with China. -Rebecca MacKinnon

I lived in China for 9 years straight. I saw how my Chinese friends benefited and gained much more freedom to determine the course of their lives, their jobs, their creative works, and their identities over the course of a decade. Much of this increased freedom is thanks to economic engagement by the West. -Rebecca MacKinnon

The experience that a publication creates for its audience is the very essence of that publication's brand – and without deep engagement, that publication's brand will be weak. A good publication is a convener and an arbiter – it expresses a core narrative that becomes a badge of sorts for its readership. -John Battelle

It's going to sound ridiculous, but knowing how to pose, how to maintain a level of engagement and variation for a day of shooting, is actually a skill. -Cameron Russell

My goal is that we should have a rich engagement online that caters to a general and scholarly audience and that can provide a seamless experience for people, whether they are up the road or on the other side of the world. -Thomas P. Campbell

Norway will be recognized as an open democracy with the rule of law, with the universal human rights, and with the broad international engagement on the international scene taking upon ourselves responsibilities, because we are a privileged country. -Jonas Gahr Store

Cities are ripe for redesign, and many are already well on that path. Cloud-based networks that provide easy and inexpensive access to and tracking of services like transportation, energy, waste management, bill pay, citizen engagement and more are testing and enriching their services. -Lisa Gansky

In the age of activism that is clearly not going away, it would seem that some form of engagement from directors with shareholders – rather than directors simply taking their cues from management – would go a long way toward helping boards work on behalf of all shareholders rather just the most vocal. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

I will only miss school for an engagement if it is going to bring real change. -Malala Yousafzai

My interest is to establish an agenda of engagement with Mexicans that will respond to Mexicans' most urgent needs. -Enrique Pena Nieto

Twenty-first century war adds new risks: more and more often there are no front lines, no central command, no rules of engagement – only a chaotic collision of politics, power, faith and bloodlust. Victims are as likely to be civilians as soldiers. -Nancy Gibbs

In 1940, Germany toppled France in 20 days, and the panzerdivizion symbolized war's shift from drawn-out conflicts using massive fortifications to rapid-fire engagements built around manned, motorized armor. -Charles Duhigg

What is the Obama Doctrine? It seems to be one of disengagement, to try to ignore the hot, religious, dry, poor countries from Algeria to Pakistan. -Richard Engel

To have internal peace and stability and economic development, it is important to have good relations with the political parties that we have in our country. That is why we have had engagement with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. -Thein Sein

People would like to see peace and stability, and that is why we have had engagement with the ethnic armed groups. That's why our reform process is based on the wishes and the will of the people. -Thein Sein

Politics is about the participation and engagement of the wider citizenry – to miss that point would doom us to irrelevance. -David Blunkett

I am completely in favour of dialogue and engagement. But it must be a true, open dialogue. -Ma Jian

Perhaps the strongest signal of reengagement with Southeast Asia was the U.S.'s accession to the Southeast Asian Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. -Benigno Aquino III

One thing Republican leaders, regardless of whether they love us or they hate us, have got to understand is there's no way in hell there will ever be another Republican president without the active engagement of the Tea Party masses and support of the Tea Party masses. -Niger Innis

How well I walk my talk, and not talk my talk, determines the quality of my engagement, of all my experience with what is quite personally my God. I'm my greatest teacher, and within me, I have the power to push myself deeper and higher. -Lorraine Toussaint

My first engagement with any art was music. -Martin Freeman

Organised religion, organised anything, requires commitment and requires an engagement with something. A lot of the time, we don't want to commit. -Martin Freeman

The score, which comes often quite later in a film, can help reinvigorate your emotional engagement with it. -James Marsh

The fact that I could secure an opera engagement made me realize I had within me the making of an artist, if I would really labor for such an end. When I became thoroughly convinced of this, I was transformed from an amateur into a professional in a single day. -Enrico Caruso

P is positive emotion, E is engagement, R is relationships, M is meaning and A is accomplishment. Those are the five elements of what free people chose to do. Pretty much everything else is in service of one of or more of these goals. That's the human dashboard. -Martin Seligman

Whether art is defined as a representation of or response to reality, it demands an intense engagement with things we haven't managed to understand fully. -Joanna Scott

Businesses need certainty, to see clearly the rules of engagement for investing in South Africa. -Nicky Oppenheimer

I support engagement, diplomacy, and trade with Cuba, China, Vietnam, and many countries with less than stellar human rights records, because I believe that once enslaved people taste freedom and see the products of capitalism, they will become hungry for freedom themselves. -Rand Paul

Disney produces fabulous movies around certain characters, and then they commercialize that engagement through toys, books, cruises. -Nick Woodman

We're moving toward the kind of work world which has less security. But we hope it has more creativity and possibility of real engagement. -David Whyte

After President Mutharika was declared a winner, there was life after State House. For those Malawians that know me, I am an international public speaker. So I went back to my speaking engagements. -Joyce Banda

I have a lot of social engagements, and I like to dress up for them. I try to wear what I feel comfortable in, as self-confidence is so much about how you look. Generally, I love to wear long dresses; they make you feel special. -Marie-Chantal Claire

To Catholic, Orthodox, and some Protestant Christians, communion involves partaking of the physical real presence of God in the bread and wine of the Eucharist. By contrast, the Torah draws the Jew into engagement with God's infinite mind. Torah learning is the definitive Jewish mode of communion with God. -Meir Soloveichik

In the long run, we will need many more African-American, Latino, and Native American leaders, and leaders from low-income communities, who can bring additional insight and a deeply grounded sense of urgency, and who are the most likely to inspire the necessary trust and engagement among students' parents and community leaders. -Wendy Kopp

Poems, for me, begin as a social engagement. I want to establish a kind of sociability or even hospitality at the beginning of a poem. The title and the first few lines are a kind of welcome mat where I am inviting the reader inside. -Billy Collins

We joined a Conservative synagogue. I began learning through engagement, rote and reading. Suddenly, I belonged… well, to the extent that a novelist can ever feel she is part of a group; we may be part of a minyan, but we're not fully merged into the community. -Susan Isaacs

Besides offering desirable products, the Free People brand continue to produce some of the most compelling imagery and customer engagement in the industry. -Richard Hayne

When it comes to meetings and preparing for that, it doesn't matter if it's a meeting with the U.N.; with a large operator, CEO, or chairman; or if I have an internal meeting – in all cases, I know that the energy and the engagement in every discussion is extremely important. -Hans Vestberg

It's always great to have a purpose of a meeting and an ending for it, but it's even more important to be present and have an engagement on the topic you're doing, to create an environment and energy around that meeting, so everybody goes from there, 'That's great; we can take it forward!' -Hans Vestberg

When we launched The Deck, I hoped other networks would take inspiration from it and figure out how to increase engagement while minimizing clutter. I even tried to sell my studio's media clients on the notion of fewer, better-priced, better-targeted ads. -Jeffrey Zeldman

'Sesame Street' is awesome – not only because they teach, edify and entertain kids but because they savvily make it possible to do so with parental engagement, because the show is loaded with references for Mom and Dad. -Rachel Sklar

I started to think about what drives innovation and what its social significance might be. The next step was to think innovators are taking a leap into the unknown. That led me to the thought that it is also a source of fun and employee engagement. -Edmund Phelps

Put simply, my vision for AOL is to build the largest and most sophisticated global advertising network while we grow the size and engagement of our worldwide audience. -Randy Falco

The key measurement will not be how many people are watching the Univision network. But, believe me, I still think we are going to grow and are shooting for No. 1, and that spot is certainly on our radar. But engagement will be the focus and the main measure. -Randy Falco

I believe to be a leader is to enable others to embrace a vision, initiative or assignment in a way that they feel a sense of purpose, ownership, personal engagement, and common cause. I was very affected as a child by my father's positive example as a civic leader who inspired others to share his commitment to improving our community. -Melanne Verveer

I think we should all be accountable to our parties, but I also think that accountability should be a process of engagement: that MPs do engage with their constituency parties, do engage with their constituents, and MPs do change their minds on things because of local opinion. -Jeremy Corbyn

I think the United States military is operating under rules of engagement that are too strict and that do not allow us to pursue victory. When I'm president, that will change. -Marco Rubio

I have been doing so much. Speaking engagements… producing… developing a half-hour sitcom… working on a movie… leading acting workshops all over the world… and hosting 'My Black Is Beautiful,' an empowerment TV show I'm doing on BET for women. -Tasha Smith

People come to museums for storytelling and engagement, and the technology needs to facilitate that. -Jake Barton

I can enjoy what I'm engaged in and be fully present rather than planning my answers to questions while someone else is speaking or thinking about my next appointment while my current engagement is still in in progress. -Iman

I went to school in New York and grew up in and out of New York. I love it, and I miss it, and every time I go back, I think, 'Why am I in Germany?' I do know that my career is really important to me, and in Germany, they've always been so much more supportive than my previous engagements in the dance world. -Sarah Hay

My best advice for anyone out there that feels like, 'I don't have a million followers so why should I even give it a shot,' is that it's not about the numbers – it's about the engagement. That's how you can build influence. -Michelle Phan

The fame of Maria Foote's beauty and charm of manner had reached London, and in May 1814, she made her first appearance at Covent Garden Theatre and personated Amanthis in 'The Child of Nature' with such grace and effect that the manager complimented her with an immediate engagement. -Sabine Baring-Gould

My mother was a mother. She didn't really work, apart from bringing us up, which a job in itself, but at an age where lots of people are thinking of retiring, so is having up to 20 or 30 engagements a day, and she's brilliant at it – she has always been brilliant with people. -Tom Parker Bowles

WhatsApp's extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide. -Jan Koum

I'm from New Orleans, which is all about direct engagement out in the street with all the parades and Mardi Gras Indians and jazz funerals. I'm trying to take that and put it into my generation, a group that doesn't have enough joy and celebration in their lives. -Jon Batiste

My whole way of looking at entertainment and audience engagement – and my ability to go from one genre to another – comes from my experience in New Orleans. -Jon Batiste

In fiction, there happens to be a long history of creative engagement with marginality, with the very human components of society that others don't want to think about, from writers such as Dostoyevsky, Baudelaire, and Rimbaud to Genet and Sarrazin and right on up to Norman Mailer. -Rachel Kushner

It's through engagement with the world, and not separation from it, that something with meaning gets produced. -Rachel Kushner

The engagements I had with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles were about reaching out and showing respect to the unionist people. I also recognised that when someone like her makes acts of reconciliation as she did do at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin, she is 100% behind the peace process. -Martin McGuinness

Ibotta represents the future of how mobile technology will be used to drive both in-store and online sales. Not only does Ibotta allow retailers to drive sales directly in store, but it also allows them to see what type of media engagement has the largest effect on resulting customer purchases. -James H. Clark

It's my approach as a filmmaker always to go in, not with a thesis or preconceived notion, but with curiosity and questions and inquiry. So in some way, I'm always surprised. I'm always finding paths of engagement. -R. J. Cutler

My mother and my father have been married 50 years, and he's just started to understand that something's wrong with the system. He accepted the whole thing, you see. Yet this industrious kind of engagement didn't bring him the success, according to American terms, that he wanted. I was probably affected by this very much. In fact, I know I was. -Huey Newton

It is difficult to overstate the importance of media as a tool to encourage civic engagement and participation, and the importance of a diverse and well-informed public. -Tony Cardenas

I value teaching. It's one of the places I get inspiration, engagement. -Terrance Hayes

It's true that since 9/11, the application of conventional military rules of engagement has gotten a bit foggy. The Taliban were not an 'enemy state,' but the Canadian Forces conducted its operations in Afghanistan as though the rules of war applied anyway. -Terry Glavin

We can define the rules of police-citizen engagement, but everyday decisions will always be made by men and women in uniform, on the street, in the community, under extreme pressure, in a dangerous world where guns easily fall into the wrong hands. -Rahm Emanuel

Real parent engagement means establishing meaningful ways for parents to be partners in their children's public education from the beginning – not just when a school is failing. The goal should be to never let a school get to that point. -Randi Weingarten

Agriculture changes the landscape more than anything else we do. It alters the composition of species. We don't realize it when we sit down to eat, but that is our most profound engagement with the rest of nature. -Michael Pollan

Woe to the man who is always busy – hurried in a turmoil of engagements, from occupation to occupation, and with no seasons interposed of recollection, contemplation and repose! Such a man must inevitably be gross and vulgar, and hard and indelicate – the sort of man with whom no generous spirit would desire to hold intercourse. -William Godwin

As black Americans continue to be insulted and dismissed by protected white liberals, the Black Talented Tenth will continue to benefit from political donations, speaking engagements, national media presence, accolades as the official black leaders, and perpetual gigs on MSNBC and CNN. -Burgess Owens

You have to find some way of engaging with the world around you, however it's constituted. The engagement is necessarily going to be flawed. But if you do it on your own terms, you'll be able to extract some pleasure from the world. It might even make you really happy sometimes. -Alexandra Kleeman

In the final forms of moral disengagement, wrongdoers treat adversaries as subhuman animalistic, demonic beings. Expunging any sense of shared humanity eliminates moral restraints. -Albert Bandura

We've suspended the willing suspension of disbelief. We have given up that relationship, that almost hypnotic engagement, with the characters up on the screen. -Edward Zwick

I was in Iraq in the worst period, 2006, but from 2006 to 2008, and especially through 2011, the American military and the government of Iraq made huge strides in making that country a source of stability with a relatively representative government that was seeking pluralistic engagement from all the factions within the government. -Tom Cotton

Deep engagement is much more powerful and valuable than fleeting mass market engagement. -Freddie Wong

On the advertising side, view count is not the most important thing. It's engagement. -Freddie Wong

I think chatbots are the future of engagement between a fan and a brand or celebrity. -Christina Milian

Under our rules of engagement, if I were ISIS, what I would do is collocate my headquarters next to a school or a hospital and ensure that there would be collateral damage. They know our rules of engagement as well as we do. They operate with impunity. -Ryan Zinke

I would be in support of giving the military commanders more latitude in their rules of engagement rather than be restricted to the point we're tying someone's hands behind their back. -Ryan Zinke

If you put our guys in harm's way, you better support them with the right equipment, the right rules of engagement, the right Medevac, the right quick-reaction force. -Ryan Zinke

Our military sons and daughters that are placed in harm's way deserve the right equipment, the right training, and the right rules of engagement to win decisively on any field of battle. -Ryan Zinke

The right rules of engagement means giving our forward commanders the authority and flexibility to take the initiative and win. Trust our forward deployed warriors to do their job. Political appointees running the war from Washington is just wrong. -Ryan Zinke

My view of my role is that together with like-minded men and women, I could help contribute to a bipartisan view of American engagement in the world for another period; I could do my part to overcome this really, in a way, awful period in which we are turning history into personal recriminations, depriving our political system of a serious debate. -Henry Kissinger

The best way to prevent the homegrown-inspired attacks is literally positive engagement with Muslim communities. Making sure that any immigrant population that comes into America assimilates, becomes part of our culture. That has been our history; it has made us strong. -Ron Johnson

The rules of engagement are totally different when you're on the homefront. -Corey Hawkins

If we continue to fight the National Rifle Association on their home court, which is the legislative front, I think we'll continue to be frustrated. But when you have an ability to go directly to the public, that's a completely different field of engagement, and I think the NRA is not adept at that kind of engagement. -Gavin Newsom

Knowledge and engagement are a powerful antidote to forces that often work against our kids being healthy. -Dean Ornish

I'm at the point age-wise where I've decided it's time to pass the baton to people who have several terms in front of them and have the energy and the excitement and the engagement that is necessary to carry it on. -Dan Coats

Management did not emanate from nature. Management is not a tree: it's a television set. Somebody invented it. It doesn't mean it's going to work forever. Management is great. Traditional notions of management are great if you want compliance. But if you want engagement, self-direction works better. -Daniel H. Pink

The rules of engagement when I was in Afghanistan were very flexible. When you're at war, you're at war. -Brandon Webb

The mullahs are part of the past in Iran, not its future. But change in Iran will come through engagement, not through confrontation. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

We're encouraged by the engagement on ClassPass and the tremendous growth we've had that shows we are fulfilling our mission of helping people live a more active life. -Payal Kadakia

I think that being raised the way I was, where everything was so uncompromising, where, you know, we're prepared to fight to the death for the soil that you believed belonged to you – that kind of extreme engagement is very difficult to flush out of your system – or your belief system, anyway. -Alexandra Fuller

Diplomacy is important, extremely important, and I don't think these reductions at the State Department are appropriate because many times diplomacy is a lot more effective – and cert cheaper – than military engagement. -Mitch McConnell

The most memorable engagement for me, I suppose, was an away-day to Leicester. I went without William, so I was rather apprehensive about that. -Kate Middleton

Government tends to stifle innovation, and it abhors improvisation. Any good military strategist will tell you that a battle plan rarely survives past the first engagement. After that, you have to improvise to survive and to win. -Betsy DeVos

For decades, Robert Mugabe has thumbed his nose at the world. The long-time dictator has ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist, repeatedly insulted foreign dignitaries, ignored regional and international agreements to which he was a signatory, and isolated the country from any legitimate international economic or political engagement. -Roy Bennett

If your user base engagement is fledgeling, a token may not be the panacea unless it is properly threaded into the product, and user behavior is accompanying the token utility. -William Mougayar

As leaders, we must remember that effectively executing business plans involves a consistent engagement in activities that would typically create animosity in every other non-business relationship. -Clay Clark

The pharma pricing system was not built on the idea of consumer engagement. It was built… on market efficiencies. It was not built on the premise of consumerism. -Heather Bresch

As part of KPMG, Cynergy's people and processes can help clients leverage digital and mobile technologies to transform existing customer engagement and employee mobile enablement into seamless experiences for end users across multiple platforms and devices. -Lynne Doughtie

So many writers live their whole lives in rooms. You can be too civilised in the environment you have around you, too oriented towards speaking engagements and literary festivals and dinner parties. That has no interest for me these days. You get to a point where you don't care anymore. At that point, you can start to write. -Lawrence Osborne

The more you rely/trust and believe in your team and the bigger the investment you make in getting them to their greatness, the larger will be the commitment, engagement, and outright devotion they have when it comes to you. -Robin S. Sharma

You prevent kids from joining gangs by offering after-school programs, sports, mentoring, and positive engagement with adults. You intervene with gang members by offering alternatives and employment to help redirect their lives. You deal with areas of high gang crime activity with real community policing. We know what works. -Greg Boyle

Most companies have become very good at measuring the engagement levels of the workforce. However, they do not take the next step to discover ways to build these engagement levels. -Curt Coffman

It is the role of the manager to keep information and dialogue about engagement active over the course of the year. To build a highly engaged team, the quality of managers that an organisation puts in front of their people is important. -Curt Coffman

Social sharing of photos – landscapes, selfies, latte-foam art – can spark conversations and deeper engagements. -Om Malik

Our ability to create that one-on-one engagement with a customer is a point of differentiation and a strategic advantage for us. -Mindy Grossman

We are increasingly using social media to drive both engagement and commerce. And because we are a commerce platform that integrates content, we believe we have a unique opportunity to make up a high button, a relative factor in social. -Mindy Grossman

I do not think it is a coincidence that young people gravitated toward populist voices in the French election and that the two issue positions where Donald Trump and young voters seem to agree most – global engagement and trade – are rooted in populism. -Kristen Soltis Anderson

We should recognise the mirrors of exclusion and mirrors of extremism in our society. The inequalities and disadvantages among visible minorities are also prevalent in the white working class. Political extremism and disengagement is mirrored between white and ethnic minority communities. -Sadiq Khan

I love the way Indian weddings are hosted. We have kept everything traditional – except our engagement ceremony. -Neil Nitin Mukesh

Looking ahead, we see the popularity of eSports exploding as competitive gaming becomes more mainstream and eSports leagues like 'Call of Duty' World League and Overwatch League driving greater engagement and viewership. -Bobby Kotick

When you are in local government, you are on the ground, and you are looking into the eyes and hearts of the people you are there to serve. It teaches you to listen; it teaches you to be expansive in the people with whom you talk to, and I think that that engagement gives you political judgment. -Valerie Jarrett

We're promoting the concept of public engagement. It's as much about what clients do as how they say it. It's about being in people's lives, taking on relevant, of-the-moment issues. -Richard Edelman

Cancer reminds me of a very bad but tenacious performer who, although no one wants to see, insists on doing an encore, having a return engagement, making a comeback and, worst of all, going on tour. -Valerie Harper

Let's be honest: The trade embargo with Cuba hasn't secured our interests or helped the Cuban people. Because the way to promote positive change and better human rights in Cuba is through engagement, not isolation. -Amy Klobuchar

Engagement is always better then disengagement. If we don't talk, somebody else will. -Miroslav Lajcak

Over time, diversity has come to be acknowledged as an essential enhancer of corporate productivity, performance, and talent engagement. -Alain Dehaze

Full social and political engagement is impossible without economic empowerment, a point that is as true for women as it is for young people of either gender. -Arancha Gonzalez

China has proven that the wellbeing of citizens in a country doesn't necessarily contradict its engagement globally. -Arancha Gonzalez

We are committed to a continuous engagement with our people to explain government policies, receive advice and criticism. -Yemi Osinbajo

Often, sustainability is discussed only in the context of energy. Energy sustainability is essential – but the word has a much broader meaning. It means long-term thinking about how we manage our businesses, invest in social spending, and plan for the future. This requires vision and leadership, and it requires citizen engagement. -Joe Kaeser

We have built up, through our global engagement, a set of institutions that have been built on trust, fundamentally on trust, where allies had trust in the United States to do the right thing when it really came down to it. -Ivo Daalder

We have not been a normal country when it comes to engagement in the world. -Ivo Daalder

Hindsight is always 20/20, but I imagine a lot of married and divorced people have insights to share about how they felt during their engagement. -Emily V. Gordon

Strong leadership is essential in the face of health crises. Complex public health emergencies demand a collective response with high-level political and diplomatic engagement at both the national and global levels. -Tedros Adhanom

Life is a massive amount of feelings with the occasional profound engagement with intellect. As I get older, I hope the intellect takes over. -Timothy Spall

I'll absolutely be focusing in on the defense of this nation and making sure that our men and women have the proper tools, training, and equipment to do their jobs, that they have clear rules of engagement and, in the event that something happens to them, that we have a VA system that actually works. -Darryl Glenn

In a professional service environment, you often work on one engagement or deal after another, with one ending before the next begins. -Andrew Yang

Freelancers generally want as friction-free an engagement as possible. -Andrew Yang

Our ancestors went through so much in a fight for us to vote. So I believe that we should engage in all civic participation. It's healthy engagement. -Susan Burton

In the old world of business, there was often just one seat at the leadership table for women, two at best. That meant that only so many women could advance. But in a world where women recognize the power that they own – and where technology can upend the traditional rules of engagement – one woman winning doesn't mean another loses. -Sallie Krawcheck

Black women care deeply about civic engagement, democracy, education, children, and justice. -Anthea Butler

When I am making a TV show, I am looking for engagement, not admiration. -Mary Beard

Our engagement through international economics, trade, these trade agreements, is vital and is linked to our national security. This is a lesson we learned from the '30s, it is a lesson we learned post-World War II, and it plays to our strengths. -Charles Boustany

The increasing diversification of media ecosystems after decades of state control, along with new digital tools that allow for greater citizen engagement, have led to a dramatic reshaping of the dynamics between citizens, media, and government. -Ory Okolloh

As chief business affairs and legal officer, I am responsible for driving Airbnb's engagement strategy and civic partnership efforts as well as overseeing the company's global public policy, community mobilization, legal, communications, compliance, social initiatives, and philanthropy efforts. -Belinda Johnson

The tone of good web writing grows out of email. It's more direct, personal, colloquial, urgent, witty, efficient. It doesn't waste your time. It reflects that engagement, responsiveness, and haste of web surfers, as opposed to the more general passivity of print readers. -Jacob Weisberg

I left my husband a year after 9/11. Not because he was an American and I an Egyptian, nothing to do with culture or religion, nothing to do with 9/11. We brought out the worst in each other. But before we separated, we visited N.Y.C. one more time together for a friend's engagement, and we went to pay our respects at the site of the attacks. -Mona Eltahawy

What's sad is that we can have a reality-television performer for president without incorporating the other aspects of reality television – like voting and voter engagement. -Wyatt Cenac

The center stone on my ring is the diamond from my mom's original engagement ring. My parents have been married 25 years! My dad bought her a new ring a while back, so she kept her original diamond to pass down to me or my sister someday. It is so special having an heirloom ring because I will get to pass it down one day, too. -Maddie Marlow

Police departments across the nation must develop nonviolent 'rules of engagement,' so that they don't reflexively respond to suspected crimes with violence. This will require more in-depth training in the behavioral psychology of conflict resolution so police have tried-and-true techniques of preventing and de-escalating violence. -Bernice King

For newspapers to continue to play an important role in civic engagement, they need more access to capital. Their decline has created a real threat to independent reporting at the state and local level. -Ajit Pai

I love a boot. It's an easy transition for all surroundings – not too casual, not too formal. You look like you're off to your engagement photos, even if you're going down to a pub with your friends afterward. -Tan France

Nobody wants to see an engagement photo with you in your ratty jeans and t-shirt. Go for layers, and you're always going to look like you made more of an effort. -Tan France

I get by mostly on speaking engagements, but as soon as I try to pay myself, I end up having to give it back to the business to cover operating expenses or other unplanned costs. -Angelica Ross

At Warby Parker, we use the survey platform Culture Amp to take employee engagement surveys that help us become ultra-responsive to the needs of our teams. -Neil Blumenthal

Some people are just gifted with a great voice, other people are gifted with great emotion, other people are gifted with great engagement – when you find all of those things in one package, you have Taylor Swift. -Scott Borchetta

I actually want to write a treatise in defence of pretension. I think the word 'pretension' has become like the word 'ironic' – just this catch-all term to distance people from interesting experiences and cultural engagement and possible embarrassment. -James Murphy

Facebook lets me be lazy the way a man in a stereotypical 1950s office can be lazy. Facebook is the digital equivalent of my secretary, or perhaps my wife, yelling at me not to forget to wish someone a happy birthday or to inform me I have a social engagement this evening. -Sarah Jeong

The antidote to white fragility is ongoing and lifelong and includes sustained engagement, humility, and education. -Robin DiAngelo

Whites have not had to build the cognitive or affective skills or develop the stamina that would allow for constructive engagement across racial divides. -Robin DiAngelo

Since taking office, President Obama has pursued a policy that focused more American resources and engagement in the Asia-Pacific, a region that will increasingly define opportunity and security in the 21st century. -Ben Rhodes

We want to open up more opportunities for U.S. businesses and travelers to engage with Cuba, and we want the Cuban government to open up more opportunities for its people to benefit from that engagement. -Ben Rhodes

I love talking to other musicians on tour and finding out what we all have to do, not just as artists but as business people. A lot of us are investing and trying to use social media. It is such an interesting level of responsibility and engagement on all these levels. I don't know how one can do this without absolute commitment and faith. -Lizz Wright

The social media thing is insane: the constant engagement with the public, not even just your fans. It's not really about the music; it's about how you can be seen. -Santigold

My engagement with mountains, rivers, and forests has been right from my childhood. I have lived in the jungles by myself; I have floated down rivers. So, I didn't experience these rivers, mountains, forests as some mythological figures but as thriving, living entities. -Jaggi Vasudev

I always have three or four suits; there's always an engagement to wear something from a suit. -Henry Golding

The American people voted for a president, Donald Trump, who's very tough, very strong, very aggressive on terrorism, but at the same time smart. At the same time sophisticated. At the same time, heeding the wisdom of our founders who warned about entangling foreign engagement. -Stephen Miller

The joy of making a genre film is that you have audiences in that place, and it's a perfect place to start because all it takes is finding ways to startle them out of that complacency and encourage a different kind of engagement. -Ari Aster

I think, for a lot of people, the point is to get high engagement and likes on their photos, so I think it's just good marketing. But at the same time, if you're posting pictures and you look nothing like your pictures, then it's false advertising. -Noah Centineo

I honestly do not see any difference sharing the screen with Yash post our engagement. We started our career together, and it has been a wonderful experience working with him as a co-actor. -Radhika Pandit

Yes, life has certainly changed post my engagement. -Karthi

I think criticism, or a critical engagement with history, has a good deal to do with a willingness to be fooled. -Greil Marcus

It's true that Miitomo, at its core, aims to foster social engagement. That's what it's all about. -Reggie Fils-Aime

This game is about engagement and respect, whether you're playing in the Champions League or in the fourth division. -Edgar Davids

With the XFL, I think the engagement with the fans is something that could really help out. -Pat McAfee

One of the areas that many of us, including the Women's March organizers, are focusing on is starting mass voter registration and voter engagement. -Linda Sarsour

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