Best Quotes About Finding

When you make the finding yourself – even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light – you'll never forget it. -Carl Sagan

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude. -Miguel de Unamuno

It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like. -Jackie Mason

Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday. -Woody Allen

I criticize by creation – not by finding fault. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. -Bill Vaughan

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. -Franklin Pierce Adams

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. -Frank A. Clark

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. -Ludwig Borne

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. -Marcus Aurelius

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw

Everything we know by heart enriches us and helps us find ourselves. If it should get in the way of finding ourselves, it is because we have no personality. -Nadia Boulanger

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible. -Gore Vidal

The first half of life is spent mainly in finding out who we are through seeing ourselves in our interaction with others. -June Singer

I've never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back. -Judy Garland

Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket. -Adlai Stevenson I

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it. -Irving R. Kaufman

I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among those in the second half of life – that is to say, over 35 – there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. -Carl Jung

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. -Jean Paul

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books. -John Kenneth Galbraith

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error. -Thomas Merton

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. -J. Michael Straczynski

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. -Denis Waitley

We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. -Samuel Smiles

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same. -Audrey Hepburn

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. -Dag Hammarskjold

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect. -Henry David Thoreau

The worst part of success is to try finding someone who is happy for you. -Bette Midler

Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems. -Reinhold Niebuhr

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves. -Andre Gide

To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. -Elliott Erwitt

Real success is finding you lifework in the work that you love. -David McCullough

The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection. -Ludwig Bemelmans

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. -Ernest Benn

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile. -Denis Waitley

We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods. -Virginia Woolf

Her great merit is finding out mine – there is nothing so amiable as discernment. -Lord Byron

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish. -John Keats

Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up. -E. W. Howe

A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood. -John Gray

It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die. -S. I. Hayakawa

There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect. -Henry David Thoreau

Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary. -Francoise Sagan

The minute you or anybody else knows what you are you are not it, you are what you or anybody else knows you are and as everything in living is made up of finding out what you are it is extraordinarily difficult really not to know what you are and yet to be that thing. -Gertrude Stein

Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses. -Quentin Crisp

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts. -Italo Calvino

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence. -Thomas Merton

Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it. -John Naisbitt

Learning is finding out what you already know. -Richard Bach

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. -Samuel Smiles

Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum. The plan is being held up by finding a location that isn't in their neighborhood. -Conan O'Brien

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. -Amos Bronson Alcott

You know they say the most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip. -Johnny Isakson

The truth is, after Boys Don't Cry, I realized how few and far between the great roles are. I am beyond thankful for finding Million Dollar Baby. -Hilary Swank

There's always pressure, from other people and yourself. If you're happy with the looks you're born with, then what are you going to do your whole life? We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given. -Natalie Portman

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. -Lloyd Alexander

We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. -Sam Keen

It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. -Philip Green

I loved Old School. I thought Old School was very different than a lot of the comedies that had come out. And that character I liked. I tried to ground him very much in reality and play him very much finding things important to him that are somewhat ridiculous. -Vince Vaughn

My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth. -Barbara Stanwyck

The most important thing about my profession is finding the truth, finding the reality of these shows. -Shuler Hensley

I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back. -Henny Youngman

For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive. -Frances Burney

Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with. -Jane Campion

We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and'. -Arthur Eddington

I'd be interested in finding out if there is a light you walk into, and if you do meet people from your life and walk hand in hand with Jesus. I would hate for my death to be tragic: I'd like to be old when it happens. But hopefully a young death is unlikely. -Brian Molko

The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality. -David Hilbert

I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is in finding great readers. -Frank Harris

I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle, and the general intelligence which prevails over that country is such that I am sure there is no danger of a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the hearts of any considerable number of our people. -Alexander Mackenzie

My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive. -Boris Johnson

I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis. -Boris Johnson

I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so. -Edwin Armstrong

The Indians are finding the gaps like a pin in a haystack. -Navjot Singh Sidhu

There is a certain comfort in waking up and finding that Michael Jackson is still the Big Story. At least it tells you that nothing horrible has happened in the world that would force them to move on to real news. -Pat Sajak

I use computers for email, staying current with my own website as well as finding important information through other websites. I also use it for creating MP3 files of new music I'm working on. -Clint Black

You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself. You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things, because I realize that the biggest risk that many of us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors. -Arundhati Roy

Just because an individual in his 30s hasn't found true love and, yes, there are opportunities to date but it also forces you to be more particular. In so many ways, you become more adamant about finding that right person and not allowing yourself to open up to just anybody. -Jeff Garcia

I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong. -Chris Bell

I got bored with the old way – it came too easy. I worked until I could play and chord changes at any tempo in any key, and then said 'What else is there?' Now I'm finding out. -Don Ellis

An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by finding earth and rubbing. Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing? -Peter Brook

This applies to many film jobs, not just editing: half the job is doing the job, and the other half is finding ways to get along with people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situation. -Walter Murch

Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. -James Harvey Robinson

A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme. -Diane Johnson

There's more depth to Lionel. What I am finding so interesting about playing him is there's all these different layers. I prefer playing Lionel because he's a human being. -John Glover

The Commission's findings underscore that the nation is still vulnerable to attack and that we must move more quickly to make us safer. We must take the Commission's work and use it to make certain that such horrific attacks never occur again. -Lane Evans

I was as impatient about finding my dream man as I was about everything else I wanted. -Loretta Young

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person. -Sophia Bush

The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians is that the latter have learned so much about how to do it that they have forgotten what to do. They have become so skilled in finding facts that they have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding. -Albion W. Small

On the justification for the war, it wasn't related to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction. -Stephen Harper

By asking a novel question that you don't know the answer to, you discover whether you can formulate a way of finding the answer, and you stretch your own mind, and very often you learn something new. -Walter Gilbert

There was never sufficient evidence presented at my trial to support a finding of intent to kill. -Jack Henry Abbott

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. -Frederick Douglass

I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears. -James Herriot

Maybe it's because I'm getting older, I'm finding enjoyment in things that stop time. Just the simple act of tasting a glass of wine is its own event. You're not downing a glass of wine in the midst of doing something else. -David Hyde Pierce

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Substance must emanate from spirit and is nothing else than the record of the spirit's conception of itself finding expression in space and time. -Paul Twitchell

Leaving America is like losing twenty pounds and finding a new girlfriend. -Phil Ochs

After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange paradox of ecstasy and grief. I was born to see. -Joy Page

I am consumed with the fear of failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true. -Arsenio Hall

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable. -Robert Bork

The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday. -Theodor W. Adorno

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. -Thomas Kinkade

I am very willing to share whatever I know or feel I know about finding some serenity in this lifetime. -Dirk Benedict

There are now hundreds of thousands of new engineers that are being trained in China. If people start finding themselves losing their jobs, not to the Chinese here but because China has become such a dominant force – then there could very well be a backlash. -Iris Chang

With movies, you are always in search is a good story, one that everyone will relate to and love. I love finding those stories and creating a visual world to tell the story. -Don Bluth

I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to cancel his theory out. It drives you up the wall. I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy. -Joseph Fiennes

Its all about finding the right note at the right place and knowing when to leave well enough alone. And that's a lifelong quest. -David Sanborn

I've enjoyed being a part of something from the beginning, when we were still finding our footing. -Douglas Wilson

Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible. -Yuan T. Lee

The way one approaches a wilderness story is to fashion a quest – find something that you are truly interested in finding or discovering. -Tim Cahill

Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as miracles. But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things subservient to the rule of law. -Elisha Gray

We barely missed killing Bin Laden. There were numerous findings issued by the President to kill him. We rolled up terrorist cells. We stopped the millennium bombings. -Sidney Blumenthal

Some respected and beloved brethren insist that the forming and organising of churches is, according to God's will, the only means of finding blessing in the midst of that confusion which is acknowledged to exist. -John Nelson Darby

Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe, there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill of the country to produce exports, by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves with the prospect of finding employment for that part of our population now unemployed. -Joseph Hume

Now, I feel that if somebody looks through all the numbers through all those years, they will find one for Julius Rosenberg, and it is worth finding if it is such an important issue. -Julius Rosenberg

Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct. -F. H. Bradley

This sort of encouragement is vital for any writer. And lastly the publication of Touching the Flame, which was on hold for two years and went through a few publishers before finding a stable home. -Paul Kane

I've done almost 20 films and I still worry about not finding the next one. -Joshua Leonard

It's about finding great artists and being part of their careers. -Babyface

Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases. -Tom Allen

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer. -Andy Goldsworthy

I think that finding a way into somebody's life that's sort of off from a side angle can tell you more about that person than a greatest hits approach. -Bill Condon

With our website we didn't want people to come to our site and find out about Radiohead. We wanted them to come to our site and find out about what Radiohead are finding out about. -Colin Greenwood

According to the committee's findings, a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002. -Charles Bass

The committee's finding that China stole sensitive technology from U.S. weapons research labs is alarming. -Charles Bass

I remember my mother finding mud somehow and putting it on the sting. -John C. Hawkes

I had a very bad torn groin, my abdomen right through my legs. I was finding it really hard to get in the ring and run around and function at a decent rate. Then they had the idea that it might be better to do a retirement thing. -Owen Hart

A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate. We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding new avenues for human endeavor and human expression. -John L. Phillips

It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic. -Robert Wyatt

Those nations of artists, finding their own individualism, and kind of standing against the world: to me that's the ultimate nightmare. I want to get lost and diffused in the world. -Robert Wyatt

But it's not just a game of finding literary references. -Dan Simmons

I'm right at a time when I'm strongly finding my identity inside of my work. -Josh Lucas

But celebrity really doesn't mean anything unless you use it for finding some way to give back and I've always felt that way. -Judith Light

There are two things that I put my focus on. One is the fight against AIDS and finding a cure. The other is human rights. -Judith Light

The trick was really finding the appropriate publisher for each of the projects I'd devised. -Mark Millar

Anyone who would let Gary Cooper and the entire cast go charging on horseback without first finding out what kind of footing the horses had is nuts and cannot possibly direct a motion picture. -Dick York

I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things which people need encouragement to sort out, because I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something, it's just a question of finding this. -Diana Wynne Jones

You know, it's a different world now, but to skip ahead and really answer your question, only in the last five years did I find what I call holy maturity, finding the balance, finding the right person in my life so that I could live a normal life. -Burt Ward

It may be that other developers are finding that their games play better on one platform over the other, so they're choosing to migrate to that platform. -Sid Meier

This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle. -James L. Buckley

A big part of finding the right resources is knowing what to look for and what to avoid. -Matthew Lesko

Both Christians and religious Jews are finding it increasingly difficult to practice their faiths through college groups on so-called mainline campuses in the United States. -Paul Weyrich

Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality. -Rowan Williams

I'm working on just finding a boyfriend right now. -Kylie Bax

I remember nearly having a fit of the giggles during the reading because dear Daniel was SO respectful and serious and I was finding the whole situation funny because I was speaking to his profile. -Madeleine Stowe

What is more important is finding the soul of the character, and making sure it fits well into this story. And that it be dramatic and interesting and captivating, because these people weren't entertainers, you know. -Mary Stuart Masterson

I hope that they are finding satisfaction. I'm in no way making a judgment. I know it doesn't make me happy. -Randy Harrison

In a way, it's my way of dealing with, finding closure with Grateful Dead music, and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music. -Phil Lesh

Traditional science is all about finding shortcuts. -Rudy Rucker

What I am finding now is that my audience is getting younger as I get older, which is a very good thing as you know – you don't want them to get older as you get older. -Russell Banks

Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked. -Alex Cox

Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period of my life was not of reckless drug use, hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion, of a little experimentation of a darker side of my confusion in a confusing world, lost in the midst of finding my identity. -Jennifer Capriati

Finding a good band is Iike finding a good wife. You got to keep trying till you find the right one. -Ace Frehley

All of my books have the potential to become movies, it's just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie. -Jackie Collins

It's funny, 'cause it seems like just yesterday that I was the youngest player just starting out. But now there are young players all over the league, and they'll ask me questions about playing overseas or finding an agent. -Sue Wicks

Since I was 12 or 13, I have been taking movie meetings finding a project right for me because I wanted to try it. Craig gave us the script – it was set in Wales, it is really British humour. I just loved it. -Charlotte Church

Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science. -Clyde Tombaugh

Just this week, my husband proposed a plan for schools and libraries to develop their own plans to keep children from finding indecent material on the Internet as an alternative to a Congressional proposal that would require a federally mandated solution. -Tipper Gore

I, therefore, O Caesar, do not publish this work, merely prefixing my name to a treatise which of right belongs to others, nor think of acquiring reputation by finding fault with the works of any one. -Vitruvius

The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS. -Philip Emeagwali

Because I am not formally trained in the medical sciences, I can bring in new ideas to AIDS research and the cross-fertilization of ideas from different fields could be a valuable contribution to finding the cure for AIDS. -Philip Emeagwali

I had innumerable analysts who came to me in apology that the world that we were finding was not the world that they had thought existed and that they had estimated. Reality on the ground differed in advance. -David Kay

Putting out the things that I like best hasn't been the easiest way to run a label, and it still isn't because it requires finding an audience for each record. -Greg Ginn

Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume. -Vera Wang

The real rub is finding that authentic self and it's not something that's going to come to you overnight. -Paul Guilfoyle

They were so clever finding ways to get me the ball. They had to do more than just give up open shots. They had to avoid fouls and pass me the ball in traffic. -Wilt Chamberlain

The original fairy tale was about the youngest sister going into a room in the castle and finding all the bodies of the wives that came before her – she is confronted with truth, thinking about how often we think we know people and we really don't. -Alice Hoffman

Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging out in your living room after a hard night of partying. But that's Hollywood. -Pauly Shore

Another very strong image from the first day was giving my initial press conference in the morning – going down and finding out that everything I had said, the essence of what I had said, was wrong. -William Scranton

And I have to consider myself fortunate, because there are plenty of writers who spend most of a lifetime looking for that certain something without ever finding it. -Brian Lumley

We ought to be providing protective sanctuaries for the Kurdish rebels. That means finding some places where they can come and to which we will then be able to provide food and water and medical help. -Les Aspin

Tarantino's stuff in its inception was all about finding a way for him to break into Hollywood. -Ryan Phillippe

I loved being behind the scenes and finding out how they make movies. -Samantha Mumba

It was critical to finding a way out. I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them. -Betty Buckley

Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle. -Tom Clancy

Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust. -Aldrich Ames

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery online from other sources; many of them have computers at home, for instance, or their friends have them. -Daniel Greenberg

But each time I seemed to be climbing into a roller coaster and finding myself coming through the downhill run with that sort of dazed feeling that we all know. -Enzo Ferrari

That made me think I could contribute more to society by looking at people on the autopsy table and feeding back the findings so that lots of people could benefit, rather than just treating patients one at a time. -Michael Baden

I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me. -Paul Nurse

We've managed to keep a spirit of fun, I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting angles to the ways of life to put on the stage. -Adolph Green

If you watch Olivier's interviews, he has this reptilian tongue; it seems too big for his mouth. My pursuit of that became distracting, so I let it go. The thrill was finding the right pair of glasses. -Julian Sands

Les Pauls work out real well for me because I'll beat the hell out of them and they'll still work. The only trouble with them is finding good ones. -Tommy Shaw

Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand, and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience of what I'm writing about. -Michael Pollan

Plus, I love comic writing. Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something. -Michael Pollan

And so, you can do hundreds and hundreds of studies showing a general factor and just so long as you restrict your populations, your testing materials and the kinds of situations you look at, you can keep finding the same wrong thing again and again. -Robert Sternberg

If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you're doing what's right for your loved one. -Eleanor Clift

Serious musicians are finding it harder and harder to have a voice in the world of music these days. -Kevin Eubanks

I would say that I'm finding my voice in more ways than one. -Boz Scaggs

You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want to be in anything in life – whether it's sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement. -Brandi Chastain

No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people. -Joe Slovo

It is a process of finding the right music then planning a costume to fit that style of music. -Nancy Kerrigan

A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God. -Walter Martin

You will soon find that I am a bit obsessive about my work. And that is a little sad, one often feels strangely restricted, not finding time to simmer, although one actually has many interests. -Arne Jacobsen

I have about 50 guitars around the house. I can't take more than a few steps without finding one to pick up. -Bill Mumy

I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I'm always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there! -Camille Pissarro

General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the enemy was still reinforcing, called the troops off. -James Longstreet

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts. -Garry Winogrand

Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy. -Carlo Collodi

Pinocchio, spurred on by the hope of finding his father and of being in time to save him, swam all night long. -Carlo Collodi

Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent. -Gene Krupa

And, uh, I did that, and there was nothing more ridiculous to me than finding the weight of the earth because I didn't care how much the earth weighed. -Rube Goldberg

What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man? Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith, of believing in something for which there can be no more than philosophic proof, the true mark of a Christian? -Clifford D. Simak

But I had two very special people who helped to take my style to the next level. Thank God for my first MC Cowboy and my first student Grand Wizard Theodore, and to go out after creating this art form and finding everyone jamming to it – that too was pretty scary. -Grandmaster Flash

After the First World War the economic problem was no longer one of production. It was the problem of finding markets to get the output of industry and agriculture dispersed and consumed. -John Boyd Orr

A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles, from the most primitive literary expressions up to the most refined products of the baroque. -Juan Goytisolo

But part of the enjoyment I take in it is finding the most efficient way to do it, which doesn't mean the corrections aren't made. I like to have a feeling of the whole task before I start, even if it changes. -Bruce Nauman

The best source for finding an agent is called Literary Agents of North America. It's a complete list of agents, not only by name and address, but by type of book they represent and by what their submission criteria are. -Sara Paretsky

In the case of Elektra I really wasn't sure I could pull it off. There were so many intellectual leaps. My character, Stick, is blind, but he can see better than most people. So I had trouble kind of finding the logic. -Terence Stamp

Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being. -Mikhail Bakunin

Actually, after while, finding the ideas is the easy part. Sorting them through and turning them into stories, now, that's the hard work. -Sarah Zettel

It's not surprising to see in my own work, looking back, and in the work of some of my peers, an attention to family. It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning, and where else are you sure of finding it? -Jonathan Franzen

Quentin and I were constantly finding something new that we had in common and comic books were one of them. I think we were talking about comic books much earlier in our relationship, before I had the part. -David Carradine

Kolkata is a great city, has great food and great people. We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for, and even handling the crowds, but on the whole it was fun shooting there. -Sanjay Dutt

Instead of yelling and spanking, which don't work anyway, I believe in finding creative ways to keep their attention – turning things into a game, for instance. And, when they do something good, positive reinforcement and praise. -Patricia Richardson

We've had a problem finding a vocalist. We have not been lucky yet to find the one. I think the problem is that the three of us have such a pedigree of vocalist, that if we come out with someone that's not good we'll obviously be slated! -Peter Hook

So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good, but it's mostly too late: finding a family and a job or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime. -Polly Toynbee

A lot of these industries are having difficulty finding reliable workers with the skills they require. -Jerry Rubin

Our findings with reference to organized crime was that organized crime as an entity didn't participate in the assassination of the president. However, we were unable to preclude the possibility of individual members of organized crime having participated. -Louis Stokes

Now the interesting thing about the movie is that many of the questions it raised about the Warren Commission and its investigation were all investigated by our committee 13 years ago. We published our findings in 27 volumes of information and evidentiary material. -Louis Stokes

If I wasn't doing this, I'd be in school studying political science or socioeconomic something. I love visiting different cultures and finding out how they make up a society. -Eliza Dushku

Give no time to finding fault of criticism. -Marvin J. Ashton

I feel, sometimes, as the renaissance man must have felt in finding new riches at every point and in the certainty that unexplored areas of knowledge and experience await at every turn. -Polykarp Kusch

There is always an audience for different individuals, but critics sometimes stop the audience finding the show and the show finding the audience. -Richard O'Brien

Unfortunately, we are finding the bureaucratic inefficiencies and red tape have a tendency to slow the efforts of individuals and communities working to rebuild. -Bobby Jindal

I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble – some balk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves – but certainly the mechanics of writing, finding the time and the psychic space, are easier now that my children are grown. -Anne Tyler

The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series, was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought, for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered. -Walter Rudolf Hess

In fact, quantitative findings of any material and energy changes preserve their full context only through their being seen and understood as parts of a natural order. -Walter Rudolf Hess

After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other, still more remote candidates – but being in the general vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement. -Timothy Garton Ash

In other words, by finding the anomalous event, what you do is you get out ahead of activities. -Stephen Cambone

And finding the hat, I always like to find the hat. And then props just dress the set. It's all fabulous. -Morgan Freeman

The basic idea in case-based, or CBR, is that the program has stored problems and solutions. Then, when a new problem comes up, the program tries to find a similar problem in its database by finding analogous aspects between the problems. -Marvin Minsky

Nonetheless, we continue to be obsessed with finding or inventing a European nation which, as in the nation state, guarantees homogeneity and thus an appropriate form of democracy and centralized government. -Ulrich Beck

What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down – literally or otherwise. -Robert Scheer

Those albums are so important to me because, for the first time, I was making my own music, paying for it, finding strengths in it, and going through the process of finding the right music for the record. -Randy Bachman

With the Truman book, I wrote the entire account of his experiences in World War I before going over to Europe to follow his tracks in the war. When I got there, there was a certain satisfaction in finding I had it right – it does look like that. -David McCullough

It's finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we're talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree. -Barry Levinson

There's nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation, a very demanding piece of work, and knowing that you're not a true ally to the person who's in charge of all that. -Daniel Day-Lewis

A l lot of films I've done are essentially about women who are finding their voice, women who don't know themselves well. -Meg Ryan

The problem is going to be finding the right words and implementing it in a way that is really dealing with people that are inciting and not preventing honest discussion of the underlying causes of this horrendous political situation the world is in now. -Clare Short

I know my theories and findings are hard for you to accept because they are so original and extraordinary. -Alex Chiu

George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money. -Paul McCartney

One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one's essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case. -James Payn

A poet or prose narrator usually looks back on what he has achieved against a backdrop of the years that have passed, generally finding that some of these achievements are acceptable, while others are less so. -Eyvind Johnson

We tried to set up a company that patterned ourselves after Southwest in all the fun, the spirit, the great people, the smile, the efficiency side of it, but we've added some extras that people aren't used to finding on Southwest. -David Neeleman

Without the faintest possibility of finding a job, I decided to devote myself to literature: it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer. -Jose Saramago

The best proof of the high quality of American beef is the continued negative BSE findings supported by the highest surveillance possible. The administration should be working to increase our surveillance of BSE, not scaling it back. -Rosa DeLauro

In our case, finding a Lucy is unique. No one will ever find another Lucy. You can't order one from a biological supply house. It's a unique discovery, a unique specimen. -Donald Johanson

By finding waste and abuse in entitlement programs, and eliminating it, we can ensure that the funds that are put into these programs go to the people that need them the most. -Jim Ryun

It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours; one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp… Beauty is the word that shall be our first. -Hans Urs von Balthasar

For me, first, it's finding quiet in my life – and I do that through yoga and meditation. It's also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are; food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent. -Mariel Hemingway

Self-Realization Fellowship seemed like training. It was the training ground for finding a sense of peace in myself. Because that's my job. It's no one else's. -Mariel Hemingway

I pretty much ignored politics all through my 20's and 30's… I had other things on my mind… the band, finding a meaningful relationship, getting enough money to eat and pay the rent. -Mark Edwards

In my mid 30's, after a decade or so of giving full time to the music thing and finding myself with about $10 in the bank and no assets other than my musical equipment, I realized I needed to get serious about making a living. -Mark Edwards

It's really important to me to keep growing and keep finding new things. -Andrea Martin

We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone. -Bobby Orr

You know, I have a really tough time finding new bands. -Joan Jett

It doesn't really matter how much of the rules or the dogma we accepted and lived by if we're not really living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church, which is service to others and finding God in ourselves and then seeing God in everyone – including our enemies. -Martin Sheen

I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned. -Orlando Bloom

Even people that know Johnny Cash's music really well and know that he was married don't really know that much about June Carter. So finding out about her really helped to inform my performance and to bring her to the front in a way that she has never been before. -Reese Witherspoon

On this National Agriculture Day, when we all should be taking time to thank and pay tribute to America's farmers, ranchers and their families who produce the food for our tables, we are finding those same people in dire need of our help and support. -Michael McCaul

I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't find a way of avoiding it. -Brigitte Bardot

People are forever finding something wrong with you. -Brigitte Bardot

I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult, it's just a question of finding the time to do it. I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually, it's pretty neat. -David Cronenberg

It's also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I'm not the only actress out there, and good parts just don't fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I've made recently and so I'm pretty positive about the future. -Winona Ryder

Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. -Jennifer Lopez

Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there. -Meryl Streep

It's kind of fun being the cute, little one. In fact, I'm finding it hard to grow out of that. -Katie Holmes

The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world. -Richard Branson

I'm a father. It isn't just my life any more. I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or seeing his father completely smashed. -Billie Joe Armstrong

When you have a child, your previous life seems like someone else's. It's like living in a house and suddenly finding a room you didn't know was there, full of treasure and light. -Carol Ann Duffy

I get curious about new things. My real strength is going into a field that has not been investigated before, and finding new approaches to it. -Joshua Lederberg

And when you're on your own there is that terrifying possibility that you may be the only person on the planet who thinks it's funny – and you have no way of finding out. -Denis Norden

Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on. -Paula Abdul

We do not seem to be finding tomorrow's Toscas. -James Levine

Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding. -Corrie Ten Boom

True religion… is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others. -William J. H. Boetcker

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing. -Isaac Asimov

We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks. -Bill Watterson

Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one. -William Wycherley

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found. -James Russell Lowell

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. -Isaac Newton

It's not about finding a home so much as finding yourself. -Jason Behr

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly. -Paul Valery

The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for. -Henry Home

Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them. -Bill Russell

Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician. -Reba McEntire

Acting happened to me. If I had pursued it, I think it would have been like someone going to a bar, desperately looking for love and not finding anyone. -Keri Russell

There comes a point in many people's lives when they can no longer play the role they have chosen for themselves. When that happens, we are like actors finding that someone has changed the play. -Brian Moore

The only thing new is you finding out about something. Like nothing's really new, but you reinvent it for yourself and find your inner voice. -Mike Watt

Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections. -Dean Kamen

Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

Disillusionment in living is finding that no one can really ever be agreeing with you completely in anything. -Gertrude Stein

What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things; it is rather not finding them in the familiar place. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

It will sometimes strike a scientific man that the philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are, than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system. -Charles Sanders Peirce

Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution. -Bill Hybels

Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside. -Honore de Balzac

I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves – it's just a question of finding the subject. -Clint Eastwood

Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves. -Henry Miller

We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours. -James Baldwin

Rock is about finding who you are. You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band. -Gene Simmons

Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. -Hermann Hesse

I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure. -Jim Doyle

We didn't lose as many lives as had been predicted although we're still in the process of finding those we lost. -Kathleen Blanco

I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself. -M. Night Shyamalan

I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I'm part of it. I didn't ask to be put here, I've been lucky in finding myself here. -Morris West

To me this movie is about what is valuable. To one person it might be a stone; to someone else, a story in a magazine; to another, it is a child. The juxtaposition of one man obsessed with finding a valuable diamond with another man risking his life to find his son is the beating heart of this film. -Edward Zwick

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to simply walk down the street. In New York, I dashed in to buy a big pair of sunglasses to conceal myself, but the guy behind the counter shouted 'Hey! It's Dr. House.' -Hugh Laurie

I play piano and guitar and I do write my own stuff so to a certain extent I know what I want to do in regards to music. But I'm still finding out what kind of music is my favourite kind to listen to, never mind do myself so I've got a lot of time to find out myself and develop myself as an artist. -Richard Fleeshman

My definition of cool is finding your own definition of cool and not necessarily taking your lead from what other people tell you or from what you might read from magazines or see on TV. -Wentworth Miller

The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world. -Christopher Meloni

I'm really not feeling one way or the other with comedy or drama, I'm just sort of doing projects that I've been finding really fun to be a part of. -John Krasinski

I am proud to be a role model for my viewers. I am finding out that helping victims is as or more rewarding the all the awards I win. -Mariska Hargitay

It's a life's journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else. -Mariska Hargitay

I write a lot of music in my time off and I compose most of the songs on guitar. I've actually gone into the studio and recorded a few things, but it's tough trying to sell a song. It's all about finding that hook, that melody. -Scott Patterson

My first album was me finding myself and my voice, finding how I sing. I was rolling with the punches because everything was new to me. -Chris Brown

As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids. -Michelle Obama

When the 'Seinfeld' show said it was going to be a show about nothing, everybody said it couldn't – wouldn't work. It did. 'Thor' is about something, about that character finding his destiny, but it's not doing what was expected… and yet it's doing very well. -J. Michael Straczynski

I'm finding myself really angry over spending and the deficit. I'm finding myself really angry over what's happening in the Middle East, the decision to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. I'm angry about cap and trade. And I've been on record for a long time on the failed war on drugs. -Gary Johnson

When a kid can understand that a word can mean two things, there's some real thinking going on. They have a vested interest in finding out what a word means, because it's the punch line to a joke. -Brian P. Cleary

There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them. -Peter T. King

The Democrats in the Senate adopted a resolution, an amendment, saying that there should be no Guantanamo detainees brought into this country. So, more and more, we're finding the American people on one side, the ACLU and the troglodytes from the New York Times on the other, where they belong. -Peter T. King

I was raised in New York City and raised in the New York City theater world. My father was a theater director and an acting teacher, and it was not uncommon for me to have long discussions about the method and what the various different processes were to finding a character and exploring character and realizing that character. -Vin Diesel

I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about. -Taylor Swift

Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time – and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky. -Ryan Reynolds

We take art, and I love all that. But I also like science for some reason. I just like finding out why things happen. -Elle Fanning

Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing. -Gary Oldman

I am studying ancient civilizations, trying to find what happened to them, finding out why they went into a decline, why they died. -L. Ron Hubbard

Well I don't know that I'm okay any more than anyone else is okay, I lead a happy life and a very full one – I have a happy marriage and my kids are all cheerful, and no one is finding fault with me, personally. -L. Ron Hubbard

Perhaps they thought I was on a fact-finding mission, never for one moment thinking that a man of my age and build could be suffering from bulimia nervosa, but that's what the consultant said I had. -John Prescott

In one way, I suppose, I have been 'in denial' for some time, knowingly burning the candle at both ends and finding that it often gives a lovely light. -Christopher Hitchens

Well, I think there's not much of a chance for me finding somebody of my age. Gentlemen of my age are dropping down 30 years to find girlfriends. -Victoria Wood

I think it's really finding that belief in yourself, where you just have it no matter what's going on, no matter what anyone else says. I think that's the challenge, is to really have that belief in yourself. -Brandy Norwood

For me, it's always just been about finding material that I think is creative and interesting and fun and something that can expand me and that I can hopefully do something with. -Don Cheadle

I started getting into Internet technologies and computers. I wasn't especially interested in being a musician, but I wound up finding my way back to being interested in music through computers. -Eric Avery

It's like, now you're actually complaining because you're making $9 million and guys are making more? If it makes you that upset, quit. Leave the game. Go home then and try finding another job that's going to pay you that. -Eric Davis

When I originally entered UCLA, I had planned to go for a film major, but I kept finding myself taking math classes for fun, 'cause I missed them from high school! -Danica McKellar

Find your self-respect now. Don't dumb yourselves down. Think of yourself as capable and worthy of finding a guy who is going to respect you, too. It's so important, I mean, and the confidence you get from feeling smart and tackling something like mathematics, which is a challenge, right? Math is hard. -Danica McKellar

Running – and yoga, too – is my sanity and my saviour. It's just finding the time to do it! -Jill Hennessy

The first few weeks of joining Weight Watchers, you're just finding your feet. -Jimmy Carr

I can hide, and my husband's just terrible at finding me. I do like to jump out from behind doors and scare him. -Katherine Heigl

There's a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, 'Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain?', and they're finding out that, no, it's not like that. The body has intelligence itself, and we're much more of an organic creature in that way. -Joel Kinnaman

Nothing's worse than telling your family you got a pilot, hearing the pilot got picked up, and then finding out it's not in the fall lineup. -Dreama Walker

The only thing I've kind of missed is finding a really good western that I want to do, because I watched westerns a lot. -Samuel L. Jackson

I had great luck with Tim McGraw twice in 'Friday Night Lights' and 'The Kingdom.' I love finding off-beat casting and finding someone you know in one way and you reinvent them in another way. I like doing that as a director. -Peter Berg

Some of what I am doing when I am researching is looking for things people in my family have done and finding out what those things mean, why they did those things and seeing how I fit into them. -Lisa See

Spain is finding it very difficult to finance itself with sovereign debt risk premium so high. -Mariano Rajoy

Everything that I've gone through since the end of 2010, from me finding out about my financial adviser stealing, mismanaging my money – that affected everything, from child support, mortgages, to me having to sell my properties, me being in and out of court trying to modify my child support. It's a lot to deal with at one time. -Terrell Owens

I'd say I'm the opposite of someone that has the urge to stand in front of strangers and make them laugh, but the idea of getting up and telling a story and people finding it amusing always appealed to me. -Eric Bana

To this day, nothing makes me happier than finding a TV show I really love. -Shawn Ryan

I had such a hard time finding great organic and non-toxic items for my daughter. -Soleil Moon Frye

I have respect for what other people believe. What I believe in my own life is that it's a search for how I can do things better, whether it's being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve. -Tom Cruise

So many people wanted an adventure. It was really more about finding the cast that I wanted for 'Expedition Impossible,' so it had good diversity, and people could really say, 'Oh, there's the firefighters, there's the team of cops, there's the grandpa' – so that you can really relate with them. -Mark Burnett

What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life. -Adrian Grenier

As a newly married person, as much as I would love for my husband to buy into the 'my way or the highway' philosophy, you realize it's all about compromising and finding some sort of middle ground that everyone can live with. -Gabrielle Union

I love finding EPs for bands that you just discover. -Fred Durst

I believe in finding a soulmate. -Scarlett Johansson

People are finding it harder and harder to relate to foreign policy. -Madeleine Albright

I've come to the conclusion that beautiful women in the West aren't comfortable finding strength in their femininity. They want to do masculine-oriented things to establish their femininity. It's a contradiction. -Wesley Snipes

Our mission began with finding solutions for families, especially busy moms. -Kathy Ireland

Although the skills aren't hard to learn, finding the happiness and finding the satisfaction and finding fulfillment in continuously serving somebody else something good to eat, is what makes a really good restaurant. -Mario Batali

If you're lucky like me, your relationship with your brother has resolved itself on the peaceful side of the fence and has stayed there. But if you're someone who's got a family that's all fractured and finding it hard to relate, that's a very sad place to be. -Tom Hardy

I don't think comedy is necessarily an attack. It's finding humour in life. I don't think if you're making a joke about something you're automatically demeaning it. -David Walliams

The president typically never does comment on anything involving the Supreme Court cases, Supreme Court ruling, or Supreme Court finding, typically. -Ari Fleischer

I remember listening to the radio as a kid and finding that the songs always made me feel more peaceful. Funny, but the more hurtin' the music was, the better it made me feel. I think of that now when I write my songs. I may not be feelin' the blues myself, but I'm writing them for other people who have a hard life. -Chris Isaak

In certain ways I still feel like I'm finding my way. I feel pretty comfortable playing acoustic guitar and singing, but then I feel pretty good sitting on a reggae groove as well. -Colin Hay

The fun thing about getting older is finding younger people to mentor. -Mike May

It wasn't easy to adopt an American child. Actually it's quite simple, but finding out how to do it was the hard part. -Nia Vardalos

Not everyone has to be a model and a designer, there are so many other options that are great and long-lasting. It's just finding what you're good at and being honest with yourself. -Rachel Roy

Relationships, if you want them to work, take work. The biggest thing that I learned growing up, and even now, is if it's right, it's worth it. It's just a matter of finding that person you want to be with. -Josh Duhamel

My mother was a P.E. teacher, and she was kind of a fanatic about fitness and nutrition growing up, so it was ingrained in me at a young age. As I get older, I'm finding out it's not about getting all buffed up and looking good. It's more about staying healthy and flexible. -Josh Duhamel

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time. -Julia Child

Our problem is not adopting reforms, which we will do without question. It is not reaching an objective, which we will meet. But it is finding an end to the recession. -Yiannis Stournaras

I was finding it very difficult to find a label that understood what I wanted to do and really believed that people wanted to hear something honest and a little bit different. So, I did feel a bit like a clown. You're knocking on everyone's door trying to get them to believe what you're doing. -Emeli Sande

I started NetSuite. NetSuite was my idea. I called up Evan Goldberg and said, 'We're going to do ERP on the Internet, software-as-a-service.' Six months later Marc Benioff, finding out what NetSuite was doing, and kind of copied it. -Larry Ellison

Obviously, at this age, I've lost people in my life. But with a parent, it's just different. I was very attached to my father and had this naive little-girl notion that he'd always be around. So I'm finding acceptance of my father's death is the hardest thing to accept. -Carol Leifer

In 1984, I turned to theater in the hopes of finding a more direct form of communication between me and my people. -Cherrie Moraga

Last month, the House of Representatives passed the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act, which would provide training and assistance to unemployed veterans, and break down bureaucratic barriers preventing them from finding work. It's smart legislation that members of both parties support, and I'm pleased the Senate passed it. -Joe Heck

If you talk to geneticists they are constantly finding that your genes are being switched on and off because of the environment. Genes alone do not determine an exact path in your life. -Jeffrey Eugenides

To me, casting is all about finding a character within the actor off the screen as much as on the screen. -Rupert Sanders

I want to be a starter again, I would really enjoy playing for the Phillies again, but my first consideration in making my decision is finding a circumstance that is right for me. I want to play for the Phillies again, but I also wouldn't mind joining a team I've never played with before. -Chan Ho Park

So when it was my turn to start developing projects, I knew the writers I wanted to work with, and I had met every head of studio, every executive and a lot of producers. I started finding things, little crumbs off other people's tables that I would make my own. -Rupert Sanders

One of the most challenging aspects of writing a memoir is finding your own voice, and you should be very careful about being influenced by someone else's voice. -Jeannette Walls

The gay people I knew in real life were soft spoken and didn't want to call attention to themselves because they were terrified of exposing themselves, of people finding out that they're gay. -Chris Colfer

I'm finding, as I get older, that I'm not much of a believer in redemption. I mean, I believe in redemption in real life – redemption does happen, and it's cool when it does – but I find myself getting leery of my desire for it in stories (especially my own). -George Saunders

Mitt Romney has spent his entire life finding ways to solve problems. -Mitch McConnell

Mostly what I'm focused on is finding people who are younger who haven't built companies before but have a good idea. -Chris Hughes

I have never thought about my sexuality being right or wrong. To me it has always been a case of finding the right person. -George Michael

I really believe in finding new ways to distribute my music. -Prince

The danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution. -Lauryn Hill

During the 80s and 90s, we all became consumed with ourselves. In the 21st century, we've come back to simpler times. People are struggling economically and this has forced them to scale back the material aspects of their lives and realise the beauty of finding the simple joy in being with the people we love. -Julia Roberts

I regarded finding I had a form of Alzheimer's as an insult and decided to do my best to marshal any kind of forces I could against this wretched disease. I have posterior cortical atrophy or PCA. They say, rather ingenuously, that if you have Alzheimer's it's the best form of Alzheimer's to have. -Terry Pratchett

Designing is my hobby. If I didn't do what I do for a living – at some point when I don't do this for a living – I'll probably just do design work. I love finding really special pieces of furniture. -Ellen DeGeneres

Michelle Pfeiffer hasn't been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn't like what a woman her age is offered. That's a real double standard. You get Sean Connery, who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn't work the other way around. -Denzel Washington

I don't think balance is something you get from someone else; it's something women have to find from within. For me, finding balance is still a work in progress. -Rachel Weisz

Certainly I've had the experience of thinking a person was one thing, and finding out they were another. -John Hawkes

I think people enjoy finding out something genuinely new. -Tom Hooper

The West coast money and the East coast money, in an ever-increasing manner, is finding its way to Chicago. -Eric Lefkofsky

I got my first computer in the 6th grade or so. As soon as I got it, I was interested in finding out how it worked and how the programs worked and then figuring out how to write programs at just deeper and deeper levels within the system. -Mark Zuckerberg

My decision to look seriously at elected office is grounded in a deep commitment to public service and my experience – both my own and that of my family – in finding just, practical, and bipartisan solutions to difficult challenges. -Joe Kennedy III

I feel the older I get, the more I'm learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it's all about finding yourself. -Ringo Starr

There are two types of collector, I think. There are those who are quite academic, and get into the archaeology of finding the earliest example of a particular idea. Then there are those interested in what's new. -Adam Clayton

Sometimes fake laughing is hard once you've done a scene 18 times. I don't want to brag, but I have a reputation for being very, very good at that. It's funny finding what's challenging about acting as you go. -Allison Williams

Me personally, I'm a guy who it took a long time to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing. I relate to a lot of that finding oneself a little later in the game, or being thrown a curve later in the game. -Kurt Sutter

It's always been a dream of mine, of exploring the living world, of classifying all the species and finding out what makes up the biosphere. -E. O. Wilson

The biggest challenge in my life is getting all these kids raised. I've helped with nieces, stepchildren and my own son, so the biggest challenge is making sure the kids are raised and finding enough quality time with them. -Reba McEntire

I do know where I'm going and it's just a matter of finding the language to get there. -John Irving

I do know what it's like to worry about bills, I do know what it's like to worry about even finding a child-minder, never mind paying them. -Frances O'Grady

Being at school, being who I am, being an athlete, it was hard to find people like me. There's not many athletes that can be at my level. That was kind of hard finding people who love something so much they want to keep on doing it. -Sally Pearson

I realised I could run after finding out that my dad used to run and it gave me the morale that if he did it then maybe I could also run. -David Rudisha

As a woman, I have an inherent need to be all things to all people, to make certain everybody's taken care of. I know I can't sustain that level all the time, so I'm finding the proper balance and it's made me infinitely happier. -Sarah Jessica Parker

I didn't know this about myself, but when 'Pirates of the Caribbean' came out I realised that I didn't enjoy a huge amount of recognition. I didn't react to it well, but I think life is about finding out who you are and what you like. So I started doing independent movies and art-house films instead. -Keira Knightley

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. -Queen Elizabeth II

It's about finding unique, one-of-a-kind films that I would want to see myself. I think 'Party Monster' is one of those. -Macaulay Culkin

The talent that has to be learned is finding out what someone's passion is and setting them up to realize that. You don't get the best work from people if you're guiding them versus them guiding themselves. -Pete Cashmore

Well, if you're looking for me to lead a normal representative life, well good luck finding a foreign secretary who'd be like that – totally dependant on the political system and has never earned any money. Then you'll get the politicians you deserve. -William Hague

I'm finding a lot of actors my age now who are a bit more like me, and not as posh or brought up in a certain way. There's now people of all sorts of kinds of backgrounds. -Kaya Scodelario

I'm always interested in finding the new trend. If you love pizza every day, after 22 years of eating pizza, you want to try sushi. -Jean Pigozzi

Mark Twain was a great traveler and he wrote three or four great travel books. I wouldn't say that I'm a travel novelist but rather a novelist who travels – and who uses travel as a background for finding stories of places. -Paul Theroux

Islam is about finding your own space. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

If you're of multiple races, you have a different challenge, a unique challenge of embracing all of who you are but still finding a way to identify yourself and I think that's often hard for us to do. -Halle Berry

I like the idea of working in different genres and transcending genres and hopefully finding success, and ultimately make movies people like. -Dwayne Johnson

The same products, services or technologies can fail or succeed depending on the business model you choose. Exploring the possibilities is critical to finding a successful business model. Settling on first ideas risks the possibility of missing potential that can only be discovered by prototyping and testing different alternatives. -Alexander Osterwalder

The secret to modern life is finding the measure in time management. I have two kids, career and I travel, and I don't think my life is any different than most couples. The most valuable commodity now for many people is time and how to parcel that out. -Hugh Jackman

I felt sidelined by the industry, by the preoccupation with finding something newer, younger. -Tori Amos

For me writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. -Francoise Sagan

Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take. -Christopher Reeve

If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. Plastic bags are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly. -David Suzuki

All religious leaders and spiritual teachers emphasize finding a place within us that is true. People who obsessively follow these leaders instead of their own purpose attach to the spiritual leader and become fanatical and controlling. That's why Jesus tried to tell his followers not to get attached to outward form. -Martha Beck

As a boy, I was never interested in theater because I came from a working-class Scottish home. I thought, 'I want to do movies.' Then it was finding the means to do it. -Brian Cox

That's the whole point of… of prosecutorial discretion in the judicial system. It's finding a just outcome in an individual case. -Andrew Thomas

I believe that the biggest problem that humanity faces is an ego sensitivity to finding out whether one is right or wrong and identifying what one's strengths and weaknesses are. -Ray Dalio

Did I end up finding a little blue pill to cure America's electoral dysfunction? Unfortunately, it's not that simple. -Mo Rocca

Britain's a funny place and there's a lot of funny people coming out of there and a lot of people are finding mediums to express themselves. -Brendan Coyle

I set up situations that involve abandoning control and finding out what happens. -Brian Eno

People are already finding ways to make their music and play it in front of people and have a life in music, I guess, and I think that's pretty much all you can ask. -David Byrne

You have to acknowledge a problem exists before you can actually go about finding a solution. -Demi Moore

I'm not sure I'm the sort of actor people are hugely interested in finding out an awful lot about. -Iain Glen

When I was younger, I looked at getting older as this process of getting less interested in things and becoming colder, and of finding less joy in the mystery of things. And I've found the exact opposite to be true. I find that I'm getting warmer, and that I'm more mystified by human interactions. -Jon Brion

Everyone faces the challenge of finding meaning to their suffering. -Phil McGraw

The saddest fact of climate change – and the chief reason we should be concerned about finding a proper response – is that the countries it will hit hardest are already among the poorest and most long-suffering. -Bjorn Lomborg

I rebelled by not getting straight A's and not following the path that my elder sister did. She was valedictorian and is very exemplary in her way. I look a lot like her, so I just had to do the opposite. Not that I got bad grades, but I was all about performance and just finding any way that I could to be involved in any kind of production. -Jennifer Garner

My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother's voice and smile. -Jennifer Garner

There are a lot of things that I love, but if you're just completely invested in those things, their opposite can kick you over… So the trick is finding out how to maintain your balance when you're in situations with the people who make you happy and when you're not. -Rebecca De Mornay

Soul is about authenticity. Soul is about finding the things in your life that are real and pure. -John Legend

Part of the fun of acting is the research, finding out about other people. -James Gandolfini

I think the business affairs people at the studios get some kind of perverse satisfaction in finding the worst hotels for actors to stay in. -James Purefoy

Anyone can wear any color. The question is about finding the right shade. There is a momentary trend to dark colors because when the financials are not that great, people go for black, navy and grey. -Ozwald Boateng

I'm ready to do womenswear. You've always got to be inspired by something new – women have so much more shape and I'm about finding what to engineer around those shapes. -Ozwald Boateng

I'm a professional geologist, an explorationist for oil. That's what I've done in my career, one that's culminated in – at least to this point – playing a part in finding the largest field in the last 40 years anywhere in the world. That's the Bakken field, which I believe will yield 24 billion barrels of oil in the decades to come, maybe more. -Harold Hamm

It's harder, but we're still finding oil in Oklahoma today. The bar has been raised on startup companies, but it can still be done. Every regulation and every rule limits you, but, yes, it can still be done. That's the beauty of living in a free country and having the freedom to have an idea and become an entrepreneur. -Harold Hamm

It is exciting to work with students thinking about issues of the day, from closing the achievement gap to finding a cure for cancer. -Freeman A. Hrabowski III

The hardest part of this whole movie-making endeavor is finding ideas. -Alexander Payne

I just want to keep finding special characters that I feel like I can bring to life and characters that are real and not superficial. -Aubrey Plaza

There's only so much you can do of trying, finding yourself very close to getting a part and then not getting it. -Dominic Cooper

It's lovely to get one successful show – the chances of finding a second one are not so hot. -Graham Norton

I'm very open to dating and finding a guy. -Kristin Cavallari

Japan's beautiful seas and its territory are under threat, and young people are having trouble finding hope in the future amid economic slump. I promise to protect Japan's land and sea, and the lives of the Japanese people no matter what. -Shinzo Abe

'Emeril' came on the air right when a new president of NBC was taking over, and there was just a big shift going on. And then 9/11 happened, and that really pretty much killed it, because the show was already having a hard time finding an audience. I don't regret it. I had a really good time. -Carrie Preston

For me, 'Rent' was all about coming out of myself, finding out who I was, learning the power I could have as a performer. -Idina Menzel

If we can take young people who excel at the highest levels, put them on the same kind of pedestal as the all-state basketball player and the all-state football player, and begin to get the same kind of recognition, it will have a profound effect, and we are finding that it does. -Ben Carson

I remember when my mother, Shyamala Harris, bought our first home. I was thirteen. She was so proud, and my sister and I were so excited. Millions of Americans know that feeling of walking through the front door of their own home for the first time – the feeling of reaching for opportunity and finding it. -Kamala Harris

Well, dating has become a sport and not about finding the person you love. -Rashida Jones

'Looper' is about what your 55-year-old self would tell your 25-year-old self over a cup of coffee. It's about finding love in the third act of your life. It's about overcoming trauma and the idea of true sacrifice. -Jason Reitman

Filmmaking is finding a piece of granite and you start to chip away and then you have the shape of a head, the shape of the arm, you can see the shape of the face and the face starts to gather character. You have to find it. -Jason Reitman

I think with Sky and BBC Three and Channel 4, there are some great television platforms, and the stand-up movement in this country is phenomenal. It's like rock n' roll here. Britain's a funny place and there's a lot of funny people coming out of there and a lot of people are finding mediums to express themselves. -Brendan Coyle

My mom was a single mom, and she had enough on her plate. I knew when I was doing something I wasn't supposed to, and I tried to keep her from finding out about it. I did a pretty good job of that. -Jason Aldean

I've actually suffered from allergies my entire life. My mom had allergies, so I was aware of what an issue they can be. Many people allow their allergies to affect their lives. As a mom with two kids and two jobs, I just can't let allergies slow me down. It's a day to day thing that can really be remedied by finding the right medication. -Alison Sweeney

I want to be a writer. I do not want to spend 40 hours a week handling e-mails, formatting covers, finding editors, etc. -Amanda Hocking

Good acting comes from finding the essence of a character. -John Larroquette

Finding a job is hard enough, but have you ever considered the odds and the challenges of finding a good man? -Mika Brzezinski

My ace in the hole as a human being used to be my capacity for remembering birthdays. I worked at it. Whenever I made a new friend, I made a point of finding out his or her birthday early on, and I would record it in my Filofax calendar. -Susan Orlean

The most important thing is to have something important to say and finding the means to say it. -Julia Leigh

The world is really run by the Web. There's so much information out there that you can click and keep going down the rabbit hole finding stuff. -Big Boi

In finding love, I think it's important to be patient. In being in a relationship, I think it's important to be honest, to communicate, to respect and trust, and to strive to give more than you take. -Kina Grannis

I feel like I'm creeping closer to finding the situation that triggers songwriting, which is obviously an extreme of an emotion. -Laura Marling

I was always a class clown, so I never had trouble fitting in; I just had trouble finding out where I really wanted to be. -Logan Henderson

My day-to-day wardrobe, I do mix it up. I'll wear something from Target along with something by YSL. It's about finding the right items that make you happy. -Ginnifer Goodwin

Vampires are so old that they don't need to impress anyone anymore. They're comfortable in their own skin. It's this enigmatic strength that's very romantic and old-fashioned. I think it goes back to something of a Victorian attitude of finding a strong man who's going to look after his woman. -Stephen Moyer

I really respond to putting myself out of my own depth and finding my feet. -Bonnie Wright

Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people. It's about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever. -Dylan O'Brien

I love vintage shopping, I think it's really fun. And I love the feeling of finding the most amazing piece for less. -Emma Roberts

The hardest part about writing fiction is finding long stretches of time to do it: for me, this means writing mostly on Saturdays and Sundays. But I am always thinking about my characters, jotting down ideas in stolen moments and hoping I'll be able to make sense of them when the weekend rolls around. -J. Courtney Sullivan

Actually, I love trying to figure out why certain books become hits while others, which may be just as good, have trouble finding an audience. -Jay Asher

AMC has a track record for finding actors who have been working actors but not names yet and casting them. -Mireille Enos

Anything I do has to have integrity, so if you just want to make music, it's not difficult finding support. The hard part for a publicist or manager is making a star. -Esperanza Spalding

Life is not about making dough or how many movies you can make in a year. It's about finding someone that you can share things with. -Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do. -Marilyn Monroe

Still, most people don't have much money. So finding ways to come out a couple of thousand dollars ahead every year still matters. -Andrew Tobias

Deciding to write a novel about something – as opposed to finding you are writing a novel around something – sounds to me like a good evocation of writer's block. -Martin Amis

What interests me is starting businesses on our own, finding ideas that we can support, and simply investing in invention. -Barry Diller

Teenagers want to be able to fight for what's right – but finding out what's right is now 90 percent of the battle. -Maggie Stiefvater

Actors are pretending for you, but they're not lying. They are not putting on a guise instead of themselves. They are finding things inside that they have experienced. -Mike Mills

We've got teams and other countries have teams. Right now, we are going to their countries; we're finding the best athletes; we're bringing them to our team. We're training them, we're making them awesome, and sending them back to beat us. We've got to stop that. -Tim Griffin

As a teenager, I put a lot of pressure on myself, and a lot of that, for me, was about finding a moral high ground. As I've grown up, I've decided to abandon that because it made me judgmental and also stressed me out. -Veronica Roth

As film-makers, it is very important for us to find common ground between cultures, and maybe that's less the case for politicians who benefit more from finding the conflicts and differences between us. -Abbas Kiarostami

I am not a conventionally religious man, but in the wilderness I have come closest to finding myself and knowing the universe and accepting God – by which I mean accepting all that I don't know. -Bob Brown

I feel that there is a decision people make to either engage in a legitimately ridiculous process to get your kid into school, or choose not to engage in that so much, and end up finding a nice local school that fits. -John Hodgman

Since I met Starsmith, my producer, I really feel like I'm making music because we write it together and produce it together. I've got a proper involvement in the end product as opposed to just writing a song and finding someone else to produce it. -Ellie Goulding

Some makeup companies have really good recycling policies, and it's worth finding out whether your favourites are among them. With MAC, for instance, you can take any of your old makeup containers into its shops, and the sweetest deal is that, once you've racked up six containers, you get a free lipstick or lip gloss. -Beth Ditto

It's always about finding the right balance between answering some questions and raising new ones to keep your story going. -Oren Peli

People lie, and they always are very very creative in finding new ways to lie. -Errol Morris

When you're working for yourself and your own obsession with finding the truth, you're at your own mercy. -Errol Morris

As the mother of a grown son with a traumatic brain injury, I couldn't be more excited about the prospect of finding out how to repair even a small part of the damage that changed his life. -Judy Woodruff

I like finding a great shot and then just staying with it for a long time, not trying to pump things up with some kind of artificial energy by cutting. -Jonathan Demme

I know I'm intellectually capable of finding a series of things and making hundreds of millions. I have to get there and do it. Carefully. Legally. -Jack Abramoff

Finding a writer who can write decent kids' dialog and finding kids that can act realistically and not 'cute' is an effort. -Joe Dante

The hardest part about being vegan is shoes. I mean, really, that's the only difficult part, finding shoes that don't have leather on them. -Lisa Edelstein

I loved math. I was such a nerd! I really enjoyed working through problems and finding the solution. -AnnaLynne McCord

One of the hardest things for me, now that I'm famous, is finding people who can read my stuff and give me an honest critique. -Ken Follett

The business of living – that's your artwork, and the process of that is finding out who you are, what it all means. -Susan Sullivan

Inspiration is finding something that excites you. -Connie Smith

If you went for a job interview in a Glasgow law firm, they used to ask you what school you went to. And that was a way of finding out what religion you were. -Denise Mina

And that's what I really love, is finding a script and fantasizing and going to a different world and kind of portraying a character that is interesting. Because other lives interest us, that's why we read magazines like 'People' and try and fascinate and drool over what other people are doing. -Alex Pettyfer

Things never go the way you expect them to. That's both the joy and frustration in life. I'm finding as I get older that I don't mind, though. It's the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don't see coming. -Michael Stuhlbarg

I like to find the beauty in the ugly. When I'm in a thrift store, I gravitate toward pieces I know I'll wear a ton, and insane pieces that I'm sure most people would consider gross. But I find them inspiring. Our van is currently stocked with some of my random findings from this tour. Maybe I'll call my aesthetic 'van fashion.' -Victoria Legrand

Christianity is not about religion. It's about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It's about finding joy and finding home. -Bear Grylls

Being brave isn't the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it. -Bear Grylls

The reason I go for the designers is because they make me feel good. It's about finding clothes that make you feel good as a woman. If I like it, I'll wear it. You have to go with your instincts and not be led by trends. -Cheryl Cole

Some cultural phenomena bear a striking resemblance to the cells of cell biology, actively preserving themselves in their social environments, finding the nutrients they need and fending off the causes of their dissolution. -Daniel Dennett

We go through our lives in a continual dance of being filled with something that needs an answer, and then going out and finding that answer… only to find out that our answer wasn't quite the answer. -Guy Finley

Growing up, nobody I knew even knew a writer. So it was a big adventure and something that I've wrestled with my whole life. I think it's a journey worth taking, really finding out who you are and what you do well. -Candace Bushnell

Acting for me is finding those things that, finding the strings of humanity that tie us all together. And you only find that by living life and loving and breaking up. -Julian Morris

The main thing was finding this… voice that I had interest in, which I'll call the quiet-yet-stoic voice: the very quiet yet very strong voice that I developed, that people would want to hear and that was worth paying attention to. -Gillian Welch

Nearly all inventions are not recognised for their positive side either when they're made. So, for example, scientists didn't go out to design a CD machine: they designed a laser. But we got all sorts of things from a laser which we never remotely imagined, and we're still finding things for a laser to do. -Robert Winston

For many people with HIV, finding the right doctor is the most important decision they'll make. -David Mixner

Balance in life is the key, as Aristotle taught us. Nobody likes a naive Pollyanna, but neither do we like to be around people who are constantly complaining and finding fault. -Mark Skousen

I've been an entrepreneur all my life, and my recent focus is on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address global challenges in healthcare and education. -Naveen Jain

We start a lot with melodies and instrumentation and trying to figure out good melodies for verses and choruses. We get to lyrics sometimes second, so we'll start humming a melody, finding something, and see where the music takes you as far as lyrics are and what you want to say and go from there. -Dave Haywood

For lack of a better word, acting is therapeutic. You really are breaking down barriers, exorcising demons and finding more out about yourself. -Charlie Bewley

I'm finding that success is way more time-consuming than failure ever was. -Emma Donoghue

I spend a great deal of time on research, on finding all the available accounts of a scene or incident, finding out all the background details and the biographies of the people involved there, and I try to run up all the accounts side by side to see where the contradictions are, and to look where things have gone missing. -Hilary Mantel

When I was a child, there was very little money, so I've always been concerned for my financial security, which has meant that finding myself as a writer was a bad move. The practical difference the money has made is that I can support myself by fiction. That is what I have been trying to do throughout my life. -Hilary Mantel

My talent isn't so much in traditional research as in finding really smart people and badgering them with questions. -Maria Semple

I love finding new creative partnerships but then continuing the partnerships I'm already in. -Damon Lindelof

Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all the helpful distractions – adultery, alcohol and acedia, all of which aided our writing fathers – none can equal the Internet. -Adam Gopnik

I don't think it's a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don't know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical. -Daniel H. Pink

I am a teacher and the reason I'm a teacher is because I'm learning as hard as I can. I'm not any different from anybody else. I am searching and having some success finding answers. -Andy Andrews

It's not about finding Mr Right, or that sort of conventional ending, but I do want my characters to have hope – and that's what I do with all my stories. -Cecelia Ahern

I write about emotions – falling in and out of love, finding what you want to do, no matter where you are or who you are. I think that's why people feel connected. -Cecelia Ahern

The orphan in children's literature allows the child protagonist to move the story forward themselves. I think that, however happy a family, every intelligent child thinks: 'How did I come to be born to these parents?' – it is about finding your place in the world. -Brian Selznick

I keep getting amazing things to bring to life. There's always something to discover with 'Dr. Bailey,' something that brings her home to the audience, something that makes people say, 'I know that woman. I work with that woman.' It's incredibly flattering and I'm still finding new things with her all the time. -Chandra Wilson

I have a hard time finding high boots that go up to your knee, because of the shape of my calves. -Camila Alves

Meaning is something we experience more than we attain. It's like finding a nice, easy current in a river that carries you through life. -Donald Miller

People always say that Glasgow has had umpteen social problems but keeps finding ways of getting over its difficulties and transforming itself. Maybe, belonging to the city I'm able to renew myself too, and keep extending out into some new area. -Edwin Morgan

I strike up conversations all the time and it is very interesting, finding out about things I know nothing about. -Peter Ackroyd

In a politically diverse nation, only by finding that common ground can we achieve results for the common good. -Olympia Snowe

What I like most: Reading well-written sources that take me to another world for hours at a time – and being able to call that 'work!' Also, of course, finding a gem of information that is either exactly what I was looking for, or else fits perfectly into the story in some way. -Linda Sue Park

When I was 5, 6 – so you know, memories aren't that great – I remember coming home and I remember seeing all of our belongings on the street and a Salvation Army truck picking them up. We got taken to a shelter. And then we moved around a lot, finding places to stay. -Richard Carmona

Seeds and nuts are indispensable for cardiovascular health. The protective properties of nuts against coronary heart disease were first recognized in the early 1990s, and a strong body of literature has followed, confirming these original findings. -Joel Fuhrman

Born of the impossibly varied options we have to amuse ourselves, cutting-edge companies are finding innovative ways to tailor our entertainment choices to who we are, relieving us of the burden of finding the diamond in the rough of 500 TV channels or thousands of movies and music albums released every year. -Marcus Buckingham

There's something delicious about finding fault with something. And that can be including finding fault with one's self, you know? -Pema Chodron

I write because it's my way of finding cool ideas, thinking through hard problems and things I don't understand, and getting better at something. -Atul Gawande

Every child's taste is different. Don't worry if they're not reading 'War and Peace' at age 12. First, build a good foundation and a positive attitude about reading by letting them pick the stories they enjoy. Make friends with a bookseller or librarian. They are a wealth of information on finding books that kids enjoy. -Rick Riordan

It's not unusual for a would-be entrepreneur to get turned down half a dozen times before finding a willing investor – yet in most companies, it takes only one 'nyet' to kill a project stone dead. -Gary Hamel

About the time you think you are getting to know the moves in this game, someone comes along and does everything but undress you on the basketball floor. Standing there under the basket with your hands cupped – and finding that you don't have the ball in them – is a great little old leveler. -Tom Heinsohn

I'm going to keep on finding out the kind of man I am through my music. That's the one place I can be free. But the reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time. -Charles Mingus

Women and men grow up with both sexes. Our mothers and fathers mean a lot to us, so it's just a question of finding a balance between their influences. I've found mine. And it tends to be more on the male side. I mean male side the way we understand it in the West. -Grace Jones

I have a very long pre-writing process where I'm jotting down ideas in a notebook and ripping out relevant newspaper articles – a long fact-finding mission. -Megan McCafferty

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. -Mohsin Hamid

Farmers and people who make a living from the land are finding it impossible to survive. So the first step is to get out of that place. Come to the city where there are opportunities. -Mohsin Hamid

Almost everyone who reaches a plateau where he or she is happy and comfortable says it's because of finding balance between work, relaxation, exercise, socialising and family – plus some alone time to do something contemplative, creative, or educational. -Neil Strauss

I want to see children curled up with books, finding an awareness of themselves as they discover other people's thoughts. I want them to make the connection that books are people's stories, that writing is talking on paper, and I want them to write their own stories. I'd like my books to provide that connection for them. -Patricia Reilly Giff

Sin and forgiveness and falling and getting back up and losing the pearl of great price in the couch cushions but then finding it again, and again, and again? Those are the stumbling steps to becoming Real, the only script that's really worth following in this world or the one that's coming. -Brennan Manning

I don't take off as many days as most other producers and songwriters, so I'm working every single day, and I do songs every day. So it's just about finding time, scheduling, getting in and cutting the records. I make it happen and that's the name of the game. It's no excuses – you gotta figure it out. -Rico Love

A very big passion of mine and that of the people that run our production is finding factories that have fair labor practices and treating them more like partners in our family than people just who are going to produce for us. -Blake Mycoskie

I have spent too long being able to manipulate the answers I want from market research to rely upon its findings any more than I do weather forecasts. -Charles Saatchi

I'm interested in aesthetics, in the way things look, in finding something in an image that maybe people haven't seen. -Alexa Chung

Acting is all about finding the truth within whatever world you're in. -Karen Gillan

Chefs have only been able to work in restaurants, high-end cuisine. Why? Why haven't they been able to find other scenarios? For those chefs who want to do avant-garde cuisine, should they be finding their income in a restaurant? -Ferran Adria

Usually I like playing other people. I like finding myself through other characters. But when you do cabaret, you are yourself. I think it's the most fun, and I tell you, if somebody had told me that, I would have done it fifteen years earlier than I did. -Faith Prince

There are other ways of finding satisfaction, recipes for human happiness, enjoyment, dignified and meaningful, gratifying life, than increased consumption that increases production. -Zygmunt Bauman

My career is based primarily upon finding a balance with a director and their vision, and that means sublimating my own personal ego toward their material. -Robert Richardson

I have a hard time finding something that I really enjoy reading, but I read 'The Great Gatsby' every summer. -Dree Hemingway

At any given time, there are a lot of million-dollar luxury charter boats cruising around the Mentawai Islands finding the most incredible waves. And yet the people on shore are suffering. The whole scene is wrong. As a surf community, we have to do something. -Rob Machado

My father always has been attractive because of his energy, warmth, charm, and talent for finding some connection with people from all cultures and walks of life. He rarely observed social formalities and niceties – something he has passed on to his boys. -Ezekiel Emanuel

We are caught in the contradiction of finding life a rather perplexing puzzle which causes us a lot of misery, and at the same time being dimly aware of the boundless, limitless nature of life. So we begin looking for an answer to the puzzle. -Joko Beck

I've got a running machine which I try and use, but it's just finding the time. Don't get me wrong, I love cake and ice cream; I'm the kind of girl that, if I want something, I'll have it. -Rebecca Ferguson

You have to let the world speak to you and then you speak, you know, so I'm in that moment now where I'm finding the world's voice. -K'naan

Most people do surprisingly poorly when dealing with a relative who is hurting, depressed, or anxious – we get defensive and try to solve the problem rather than finding the truth in what the person is saying. -David D. Burns

There are no tests similar to SATs to tell us how much undergraduates know. State legislators, who appropriate billions of dollars each year to higher education, are naturally interested in finding out what they are getting for their money. -Derek Bok

Art and science have so much in common – the process of trial and error, finding something new and innovative, and to experiment and succeed in a breakthrough. -Peter M. Brant

I was never given any hand-outs. I started at the bottom and was very good at finding people who knew more than me and learning from them. -Simon Cowell

Smell is a long-distance sense, a way of stretching time and finding out in advance what lies ahead. -Lyall Watson

Stardom is just an uneasy seat on top of a tricky toboggan. Being a star is merely perching at the head of the downgrade. A competent featured player can last a lifetime. A star, a year or two. There's all that agony of finding suitable stories, keeping in character, maintaining illusion. -Fredric March

Many a poor soul has had to suffer from the weight of the debts on him, finding no rest or peace after death. -Lady Gregory

For almost the first year of The Muse's life, I would do 5 to 8 networking events a week. And I don't necessarily think that's the right path for everyone, but I realized that as an entrepreneur, one of my strengths was finding the right people who could help us. I didn't come into startups with any network. -Kathryn Minshew

I'll stick to finding the funny in the ordinary because my life is pretty ordinary and so are the lives of my friends – and my friends are hilarious. -Issa Rae

If we don't hope, if we don't stay positive – at least about love, or finding love – then the rest of life becomes really just painful to think about, because for the most part, you know, day-to-day stuff is monotonous. -Nev Schulman

The idea of finding your soul mate, whether it's online or not, is what people want. -Nev Schulman

I think because both of my parents were essentially salespeople, and Italian-Americans, I always seemed to get along with people; I had a knack of finding something to talk about. -Bob Colacello

As an actor, my main focus is finding good writing and attacking a good role. -Amanda Peet

I remember finding a Houdini book at the library and seeing an image of him chained on the side of a building. He looked so intense and scary, and I couldn't get that image out of my head. That started building up my love of magic. -David Blaine

When I was a kid I was very interested in the idea of the will, finding out what you're capable of. I liked those kind of challenges. -Willem Dafoe

When it all boils down, it's about embracing each others' stories and maybe even finding that synergy to collaborate for the common good. -Dhani Jones

I think the chance of finding beauty is higher if you don't work on it directly. Beauty in architecture is driven by practicality. This is what you learn from studying the old townscapes of the Swiss farmers. -Peter Zumthor

It may be an old cliche, but I think true love will last; it has no end. But finding the right person is a very difficult thing. -Bruce Forsyth

Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince – so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he's no Prince Charming! -Anne Hathaway

I used to believe that love was finding someone who would lead you through the deep water. -Anne Hathaway

It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax. -Moises Arias

It's always more interesting to take on someone that's going to have hidden sides or a fatal flaw, because there's going to be more to play with – more conflict, internally or in and around them – but it's probably the thing of finding the positive in there. -Aidan Gillen

Country seems to be finding a bigger audience. Certainly an audience out of the general country scene is finding me. -Keith Urban

If you think about making a difference in the community, my family has always had a strong interest in the arts. I'm always interested in finding ways to innovate… It's a blend; it's not a point focus. -Paul Allen

The hardest part is making the time to write. Not finding the time to write, mind you. Making. -Carmen Agra Deedy

Each of my career decisions has been very much about doing what I wanted to achieve in the role and then finding another challenge. -Chris Liddell

Individually, people are finding that a simpler lifestyle provides greater satisfaction than relentless pursuit of materialism. -Laurance Rockefeller

I'm not a good tourist. I don't like walking around and looking at things. I like being in a city and working and finding out how other people live. -Marian Seldes

Some things tend not to work so well for science – things that rely on substantial written contributions by key experts are a case in point – but even there I tend to keep an open mind, because it may just be a case of finding the right formula. -Aubrey de Grey

There's nothing wrong with making the best of one's declining years, but what does annoy me is the fatalism. Now that we're seriously in range of finding therapies that actually work against ageing, this apathy, of course, becomes an enormous part of the problem. -Aubrey de Grey

As an actor, what I'm finding is that I really like the extremes. I think that's really fun to play with. -Taylor Schilling

I'm turned off by the groupie thing. I'm a romantic; I like finding the right woman, and if it works, it works. -Joe Perry

The focus of Congress is on keeping the nation secure – and it doesn't see that food security is an essential part of that responsibility. Instead of putting more food on the tables of America, they are busy finding ways to take it away. -Madeleine M. Kunin

As for a fantasy life, working women are more likely to fantasize about finding the perfect child care provider who she can both trust and afford. She might also fantasize that tonight her husband will both shop for and cook dinner. -Madeleine M. Kunin

I knew I wanted to be a singer from the age of five. I've been lucky to be so single-minded – some of my friends still don't know what they want to do, and they're finding it hard. There are home videos of me singing and taking centre stage at family parties when I'm about three. -Pixie Lott

Although unions may be good for a worker, singular, they are not always good for workers, plural. Especially when it comes to finding a job. -Amity Shlaes

In terms of finding that first international recognition of my work, coming back to Cannes is such a milestone in my life because it began actually with 'Devdas'. -Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

My emotional investment is in finding truth. If string theory is wrong, I'd like to have known that yesterday. But if we can show it today or tomorrow, fantastic. -Brian Greene

What I love most about icons is finding out what's behind them, exploring the price of their power. -Joss Whedon

You'd have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. Given a choice between Barcelona and San Sebastian to die in, I'd probably want to die in San Sebastian. -Anthony Bourdain

To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes. And so what I think is really important is sustainability. -Brene Brown

I've gotten some pretty nice awards. I'm having trouble finding places to put them all. -Craig Venter

Experiments show that children in unsupervised groups are capable of answering questions many years ahead of the material they're learning in school. In fact, they seem to enjoy the absence of adult supervision, and they are very confident of finding the right answer. -Sugata Mitra

I love finding out why people don't love things. And if you ask people why they don't like things, particularly when they get into this sort of culture box, you find out that they're not liking things because of what people are going to think about them, and not because of what the things actually sound like. -Stew

I was taught to do math and read at the same time. So you're six years old, you're reading 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and it becomes rapidly obvious that there are only two kinds of men in the world: dwarves and Prince Charmings. And the odds are seven is to one against your finding the prince. That's why little girls don't do math. -Emily Levine

For me, the virtual choir has taught me that, if anything, the Internet builds these post-national tribes, people finding each other anyway they can. -Eric Whitacre

People are fans of Dunkin' Donuts. They have a relationship with the company, they go there every day. Dunkin' Donuts is using Twitter to communicate with those people. There are people who are finding value in that. There's thousands of people, I don't know how many thousands now, following Dunkin' Donuts. -Evan Williams

People who are in a position of finding out that they're at risk for some illness, whether it's breast cancer, or heart disease, are afraid to get that information – even though it might be useful to them – because of fears that they'll lose their health insurance or their job. -Francis Collins

A lot of musicians are good cooks, and a lot of cooks are musicians, but I think that may just be a result of the creative impulse finding several means of expression. Probably an equivalent number are visual artists, woodworkers or compulsive liars. -Steve Albini

A lot of times you can lose the MP3s – it's a lot of labor to be finding it again, putting things back up. You gotta back up, back up, back up. -Afrika Bambaataa

Acting is fascinating to me. I love unlocking the mysteries with characters and finding out what would be the most intriguing aspect of that character to exist in. Figuring out a person and getting to be a different person every day, hey – that's pretty lucky. I don't have to wake up and be Amanda if I don't feel like it. You know, that's fun. -Amanda Schull

If you have high IQ, you're really good at finding post-hoc arguments to support your feelings of truthiness. -Jonathan Haidt

Women are very attracted to a low voice because it's linked to testosterone, which for millions of years was a sign that men had very good spacial skills and would have been very good at hunting and finding their way back home. -Helen Fisher

We tend to think of science as finding equations, like E=MC2, that are simple and elegant. But maybe some theories are complicated, and we can only find the simple ones. -Hod Lipson

There's an incomparable rush that comes from finding dinosaur bones. You know you're the first person to lay hands on a critter that lived 80 or 90 million years ago. -Jack Horner

Trying to do what your competitors are doing but basically a little bit better is probably not going to be the winning strategy. The problem is finding what your competitors wouldn't even consider doing. -Jamais Cascio

I do think that fashion may end up being the 'killer app' for wearable augmented reality systems. This is in part because it's not simply task-oriented – like finding a restaurant or where your friend is currently lounging about – but experience-oriented. It becomes part of your life. -Jamais Cascio

Although I'm perceived as very optimistic and upbeat, it comes out of being the opposite of that – feeling isolated or lonely, looking for meaning and the kinds of things that ease that suffering in life, and finding them in large-scale social interaction, like theater and games. -Jane McGonigal

Biomimicry is basically taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that's already solved that challenge, and literally trying to emulate what you learn. -Janine Benyus

I'm not sure that finding a husband at university made me any less of a feminist or an academic. I still soaked up Susan Faludi; I still read Doris Lessing. But I did it at the same time I met someone who I felt was my soulmate. -Janine di Giovanni

People are good at figuring out what's attractive, and computers are good at quickly searching and finding. You put them together, and bang! -Luis von Ahn

One thing that seems to surprise the studios is finding out later my willingness to audition. Under the right circumstances, I actually enjoy it very much. -Frank Welker

I'm in a very fortunate position, in that if I had an idea, and I could do it on a web budget, I could probably get it made; it's just a question of finding the time to really develop it, because I don't want to make anything that I don't believe in 100 percent. -Felicia Day

We live in a world where people think that finding a passion is so rare that if you find one you're the luckiest person on the planet, and the possibility of finding two is just bizarre. It isn't. We have multiple passions. -Larry Smith

I don't like precious things; I don't spend thousands of dollars on jewellery for myself. I like going into a junk store and finding something for five dollars. That's my style. -Erin Wasson

The notion of 'reduce and refine' is one I've pursued. I truly believe that by making things less complex, by finding innovative ways to make sustainability affordable, we can advance the notion that it is possible. -Yves Behar

I think you always want to be open to things… it's just the matter of finding something I believe in, finding a character I believe in, and I think that's the way it should always be. I'm looking for things that excite me. -James Wolk

Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude. -Joyce Meyer

Every demo I do has a mandolin or resonator on it – some element of the bluegrass or classic country world that I grew up listening to and that first drew me in. And then I always try to find somewhere for a bluesy guitar sound, because that's also what I love. Musically, I'm always finding my way home. -Hunter Hayes

I love nothing more than to perform my songs in front of a live audience. And whatever I'm doing is driven toward finding or writing songs and putting out hit songs that drive people coming to see me live. Because, at the end of the day, that's what I enjoy the most. -Luke Bryan

I love finding things. I love digging around in the dirt. It's part of my Virgo. It's like acting, really. You're always searching around for something and finding little hidden treasures. -Julia Sawalha

If you're going to be unreligious, it's likely going to be due to reflecting on it and finding some things that are hard to believe. -Daniel Kahneman

If you think in terms of major losses, because losses loom much larger than gains – that's a very well-established finding – you tend to be very risk-averse. When you think in terms of wealth, you tend to be much less risk-averse. -Daniel Kahneman

You can get a bit bored of finding out about yourself. I know nothing about politics, for instance. There's nothing that's stopped me picking up a newspaper in the past, and it's something I really should start to do. -Sophia Myles

To me, the most interesting part of 'True Blood' is that the entire crux of the show is based on identity and finding your true identity. -Marshall Allman

When I forget who I am, I remind myself by finding my stride. I remember that I am strong, free, and loved, and that with God's help I can weather whatever comes. -Kristin Armstrong

I think as long as you're being creative and finding your own work interesting, that's all that matters. -Katy B

The nice way to meet a guy is through getting to know them first. Then you can really judge their personality. What I can't take is meeting someone, going on a date, getting to know them, then finding out they're a complete psycho – 'Great, I've just wasted all this time on you!' -Katy B

I think the difference between finding happiness, or moments of happiness, is how you choose to interpret things. That's a rather shocking responsibility. That we're responsible for our own happiness. It's not those around us. -Natascha McElhone

Improv plays such a huge role in finding great lines – you'll be surprised at what comes out of your mind inadvertently. A lot of times it's better than a script you've worked out ahead of time. -Nick Swardson

I think I'm still trying to find my voice as a filmmaker and finding stories to tell. -Katie Aselton

I went to church as a kid, but it was as much a social thing as anything going to the youth group with the other kids and whatnot. It wasn't until I got out of college that I got on my own religious trip and started finding other things out there as well as philosophies. I've kinda been on my own spiritual path since then. -Bailey Chase

Religion can be one of the greatest impediments to finding God. -Anne Graham Lotz

My ambition comes from my passion: finding what I love and then expanding on that. -Miranda Kerr

It's hard finding people you trust or who aren't going to take your money. Everyone wants to get a piece of whatever you're doing. It's a nightmare. -Cara Delevingne

People suit their star sign. If someone is annoying me over and over, and I know they're a Sagittarius, say, I'm more likely to forgive them. It comes down to my need for structure as a way of finding my bearings with people. -Jessie Cave

I really wanted to do things that weren't comic. It felt like finding people who can see this other side to me. -Rachael Harris

I always wanted to create a site that was sports and pop culture. '30 for 30' had a big impact because I loved how that was about finding, empowering and working with these incredible directors, and I thought the same thing could work for writers. -Bill Simmons

I like finding stuff that I suck at and trying to get better. So I'm taking classes, getting myself comfortable in an acting scene. You've got to work out those ticks. For instance, standing up used to be really hard for me. I act much better if I'm sitting down. -Bill Burr

Really take the time to focus on finding your voice and making sure that whatever you're creating is of high quality and is useful for people in their everyday lives. -Brit Morin

I do still get shocked every once in a while when I catch my reflection when I'm walking past a glass building, but it's in my mind about getting older and finding out what I'm going to look like as it unfolds – or as it folds, depending on where the marks and scars land. -Dave Matthews

I'm an infant with Shakespeare; I'm kind of learning how to walk. I am trying to decipher the code, you know? I do my research. And I get a clear understanding of what the language is. It is a tremendous process I have to go through as I am sure all actors do, finding the gems hidden in his language. -Ruben Santiago-Hudson

I have problems with a lot of photography, particularly street photography and photojournalism – objectifying the other, finding the contempt and exoticism that you might feel within yourself or toward yourself and projecting it out to others. There can be an abusive power to photography, too. -Barbara Kruger

Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me. -Kailash Kher

Every teenager and everybody around the ages from 10 to 18 has to go through finding out who they are. -Sammi Hanratty

The concept of even having fans is still kind of weird to me. I really just feel like a filmmaker that is only just finding my foot in and is beginning to participate in Hollywood and making films. So the idea of any kind of fandom or people that are waiting for something that I may release is very distant in my mind. -Neill Blomkamp

I only get involved with roles that I find intriguing, in top quality productions regardless of the medium. I try not to focus on the format itself and concentrate instead, on finding roles that challenge and entertain me as an artist. -Brian J. White

In a perfect world, I would be a painter. I love working with my hands. I don't get to do it as much as I like, but I am finding a way to make more time as life goes on because it's a really great outlet for me to express myself. -Halle Berry

I'm satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much. -Brad Pitt

I go to lectures and girls are finding out about Bikini Kill or Le Tigre for the first time and are like,' This is my jam!' It still feels fresh to them. -Kathleen Hanna

I've been very lucky in everything, really – in my career and in finding someone to share my life with, and in not dying. -Alan Bennett

Increasingly, I'm finding myself uncomfortable about how the Internet's developing, who's influencing its development, and who is not. -Sue Gardner

I spend all day thinking of shopping. I love the thrill of finding that wonderful, perfect thing, the feeling of your heart racing because it's so right. -Mindy Grossman

Captain Cook discovered Australia looking for the Terra Incognita. Christopher Columbus thought he was finding India but discovered America. History is full of events that happened because of an imaginary tale. -Umberto Eco

We're growing up together, the human race. And we've discovered a lot of things that we didn't know. We're finding our way. Instead of thinking about doomsday all the time, think about how beautiful the world is. We're all together, and together we're getting wiser. -Yoko Ono

Because I feel 'Thor' is the beginning of finding my roots, and I found that I have family in America, I want to take my time and put effort on my future work so that foreign people get to know me better, and I also want to enjoy that process itself! -Tadanobu Asano

It's true, I'm the youngest, highest-grossing French director. I have a few records, but no one knows or simply doesn't care. That's good, because I like that. Ultimately, I want to keep working, making a lot of movies, and get better at it. It's about finding great scripts and bringing them to life. -Louis Leterrier

All of my life had been spent in the shadow of apartheid. And when South Africa went through its extraordinary change in 1994, it was like having spent a lifetime in a boxing ring with an opponent and suddenly finding yourself in that boxing ring with nobody else and realising you've to take the gloves off and get out, and reinvent yourself. -Athol Fugard

I was a guy who showed up for work and took the chance for finding out whether I could do it or not… I'd like to think I made my success not at the expense of anyone. Success was accidental. -Gary David Goldberg

I love finding things that scare me and doing them. That's how you grow. -Vanessa Hudgens

My main concern when travelling around the world is finding a place to skateboard! -Ben Harper

When you're picking up and moving, it does create… well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place. -Amy Adams

So much of my job is about finding another job, and that's really boring. -Claire Danes

Everybody says love is about finding the person who is right for me and then everything will be fine. But it's not like that. It involves work. An old man tells you this! -Alain Badiou

Certainly I'm a Christian first and foremost. But I do believe in religious tolerance and finding the commonality between all of us. I think that's how we're all going to come together. -Dennis Quaid

Business is fun. Controlling your own destiny is fun. Creating an idea and turning it into a movie; finding an artist and guiding their career and bringing them to some type of status – there's joy in that. -Queen Latifah

I love finding new talent, to be completely honest, and my opportunity that I got to do 'X Factor U.K.' was just incredible. I will never forget it. -Kelly Rowland

I haven't thought about writing so much as potentially producing and finding my own projects to get into production. I want to be able to buy the rights to a story that I have read or a book that I have read. -Mandy Moore

My whole drive to be an actor was finding roles that I really believed represent modern women, the struggles that we deal with. Women who are strong and capable and in control of their own lives. -Reese Witherspoon

I think about myself as like an ocean liner that's been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to 'stop,' but the ship doesn't stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and I'm very flattered that people are still finding me useful. -Leonard Nimoy

Discord or jealousy inhibits the ability of the Holy Ghost to teach us and inhibits our ability to receive light and truth. And the feelings of disappointment that invariably follow are the seeds of greater discord and faultfinding among those who expected a learning experience that did not come. -Henry B. Eyring

If we look for human frailty in humans, we will always find it. When we focus on finding the frailties of those who hold priesthood keys, we run risks for ourselves. When we speak or write to others of such frailties, we put them at risk. -Henry B. Eyring

We live in a world where finding fault in others seems to be the favorite blood sport. It has long been the basis of political campaign strategy. It is the theme of much television programming across the world. It sells newspapers. Whenever we meet anyone, our first, almost unconscious reaction may be to look for imperfections. -Henry B. Eyring

I do believe that we baby-boomers are reinventing ageing as we enter it. We're living longer and expecting more from life; the success of 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' and other films and novels about finding love late in life, have shown that if we're up for it, there are adventures awaiting us. -Deborah Moggach

We're constantly re-evaluating the potential for life. We're finding it where we didn't think it could exist, such as volcanic vents and other extreme conditions like under arctic ice. We're finding life in these incredibly harsh and dynamic conditions, so we're having to re-evaluate our own ideas of what's possible on this planet alone. -Joe Rogan

When you cover the economy as a reporter, there's one part of the job that is always easy: finding economists who disagree. -Adam Davidson

You've got to stay current and up with the competition. The main thing, though, is finding the greatest songs you can possibly find. -Reba McEntire

There's different ways of getting into character. There's what's called 'the outside,' in which is finding the physicality of the character first. To give an example, in 'Gettin' Square' – Johnny Spitieri – that's how I found that character. I knew those people that I'd seen up at Kings Cross. I knew how they sounded. -David Wenham

I have battled clinical depression and have come out of the other side. I've been free of it for many years now. Finding the place in my own mind and heart to win that battle without using medication, finding the place within myself where I could be alive again, that was one of the biggest challenges I've faced. -Evangeline Lilly

Today, among little girls especially, princesses and the romanticised ideal they represent – finding the man of your dreams – have a limited shelf life. -John Lasseter

You can't worry about ageing because that's the worst thing. If you start, then you just keep finding more things you don't like, and then you're finished. There are a lot of things I could have done to my face, but it would never stop. -China Machado

I wouldn't say that I'm a travel novelist, but rather a novelist who travels – and who uses travel as a background for finding stories of places. -Paul Theroux

The two impulses in travel are to get away from home, and the other is to pursue something – a landscape, people, an exotic place. Certainly finding a place that you like or discovering something unusual is a very sustaining thing in travel. -Paul Theroux

For me, it's a purity thing about the joke itself. It's a test of a joke whether or not you do it completely clean and it works. If it does, then that's a legitimate item you have there. For me, it's nothing to do with finding those words offensive. It's just not what I'm in search of. Do it clean, and you are really earning that laugh. -Jerry Seinfeld

Consciousness, rather than being an epiphenomenon of matter, is actually the source of matter. It differentiates into space time, energy, information, and matter. Even though this view is an ancient view, an ancient world view, it is now finding some resonance amongst a few scientists. -Deepak Chopra

I really enjoy finding the right word, creating a good, flowing sentence. I enjoy the rhythm of the words. -Steve Martin

I started finding hearts in things – whether it was like, a tree I was passing, a straw wrapper on the ground; I think the heart has one continuous line, which is very powerful. -Drew Barrymore

There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist. -Terry Pratchett

Success is different for everyone; everybody defines it in their own way, and that's part of what we do in 'Close Up', finding what it was each person wanted to achieve and what their willingness to sacrifice for that was. -William Shatner

Dieting is becoming easier and easier for me because I'm finding out things that I love. -Chrissy Teigen

I can feel pretty critical of people, and I understand that sort of feeling of when you're going through something that's painful, taking it out on the world and projecting onto other people, finding faults with other people because it's harder to find faults in yourself. -Noah Baumbach

There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. -Vladimir Putin

I don't like the idea of spirituality done the way it's done. The only way I could understand it was through creativity, not by going to an Ashram, or finding a guru or joining a temple. I made work out of it. -M.I.A.

Have you seen some of the women – and the men – in Los Angeles? They pay surgeons to make them look completely different in the hope of finding their youth. But youth comes from within. If you have a young attitude, then that can show in your face, the way you walk and move. -Kim Cattrall

There are plenty of people out there talking about how difficult it is for some of us to just deal with all the stuff we already have, from packed closets that need organizers to storage spaces to maintenance costs, etc. Lots of people are reevaluating whether or not they need giant garages full of stuff and finding that they don't. -Alex Steffen

Like many works of literature, Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and power. But the ordinary business of capitalism is much more egalitarian: It's about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production. -Alex Tabarrok

I'm not against people buying clothes; I think clothes are wonderful, and I'm very materialistic myself – but there's a way of finding a compromise. I just think we can buy less and pay more, to make sure people aren't being exploited. -Lily Cole

I love finding and doing new things and trying stuff out; that's my favorite thing to do. -Max Schneider

Courage is managing fear to accomplish what you want to accomplish. And it's a great demonstration of love. It's really what love is. It's finding areas in which other people are more important than you. -Rudy Giuliani

You would have thought that our first priority would be to ask what the ecologists are finding out, because we have to live within the conditions and principles they define. Instead, we've elevated the economy above ecology. -David Suzuki

I'm engaged in food on so many levels, and I love that. So my work, my craft, is around food, and writing is one aspect of it; communicating a narrative, cooking online is one aspect of it; solving the food chasm that we have in Harlem and finding a farmers market is another one, and all of them are equally exciting for me. -Marcus Samuelsson

Shopping can be a nightmare – first finding something to wear and then finding something to go with it, it's so difficult when there's so much choice. It can feel like entering a battleground. -Philip Treacy

Apart from finding a first job, college graduates seem to adapt more easily than those with only a high school degree as the economy evolves and labor-market needs change. -Derek Bok

The exciting part about life is finding out what you can't do, because you don't find out until you try to do something and you're stopped. -Kyle Kinane

I had trouble finding my next goal after winning a gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics, but the interest of the public and my fans in me got even bigger. I wanted to get away from the pressure, even for a single day. -Kim Yuna

Being a survivor doesn't mean being strong – it's telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It's paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors. -Bernie Siegel

People be saying, 'Watch – when she gets some money, she's going to get a Gucci purse.' But I don't think that's my style. I like finding random stuff and random brands. Maybe one day when I'm sophisticated and older I might settle down and invest in a nice leather handbag. -Kreayshawn

I like Goodwill and the thrift stores. I don't like going into a store and picking from a bunch of cute stuff that's already been found. One of the best parts is finding it myself. -Kreayshawn

'I am a bad mother.' Every Christmas, this is what I think because the holiday season fills me with such anxiety. I'm sure that other mothers are happily baking cookies, decorating trees, and finding perfect gifts for everyone. -Tess Gerritsen

I think I have some very meaningful relationships with people; we all do. At the same time, I recognize that everyone is following their own heart; there's been people who have left my life, and I don't have a problem with that. This is a transitory world; we're all spirits just looking for love and finding it and holding on. -Cass McCombs

'Big Sky Mountain' is the story of Hutch Carmody and Kendra Shepherd, lovers with a history, and a lot of hurt pride. The book is about finding their way back to each other, growing as people, and inventing a life they can share. -Linda Lael Miller

I think success is finding happiness! Everyone certainly has different goals in life, and things that are important to them, and also things that are not important to them. -Meryl Davis

I think the greatest reward you get as a writer is finding that people who are reasonably receptive and intelligent have liked your book. -Christopher Koch

People think that when you use Google you're finding exactly what you need, but really, you need expert help. -Robert Darnton

For resourceful tech founders, finding capital is rarely a problem; making the best use of it is another story. A few years slinging pepperoni pies and chicken wings – on tiny margins and with minimal investment – might not be the worst fiscal training. -Ryan Holmes

The legwork is always hard. Really finding people that you think are good enough. Just the definition of what we have to do is finding good enough people that you really think are special. -Allison Jones

When women's parts are being written, they are more and more for under 30s who are nubile and beautiful. Actresses over 40 are finding very little happening. -Samantha Bond

When I found stand-up, it was like finding home. -Bobby Lee

Counterpoint is difficult. I have been doing it since the beginning of my career. But it is not just taking any opposite. It is finding the right opposite. -Robert Wilson

Since FDR's New Deal, corporations and wealthy families have been non-stop finding new ways to get tax breaks, deregulation and entitlements from the government. -Adam McKay

Being frugal, conscious of making money, is not a negative thing. That sensibility of creating value and finding value and reinvesting in those customers is what separates great restaurants from the average ones. -Joe Bastianich

I am a keen medievalist and like going around museums and ruins and finding out about the people and local culture. I'm not one for sitting by a pool or lying on a beach. I also like to sketch while I'm on holiday, if I have time. -Jools Holland

I love solving puzzles, I love finding my way around obstacles, and I love learning new things about technology. -Kevin Mitnick

I write on a very strict 2-hour-a-day schedule, and I really respond to structure and invented rules. So even if I'm finding out good information on a character, I will stop when I'm set to stop. -Aimee Bender

Milan, for me, is a city of discovery. You can find some amazing gardens behind some great houses; I also love finding beautiful galleries and incredible shops, but you have to explore. And the food is amazing. -Francisco Costa

People who are feeling bullied and people who feel like outsiders should talk to their parents and guardians about finding a place with likeminded people where they can feel accepted. That's what I needed, and that's what I found with musical theater. -Nick Jonas

For me, 'Rent' was all about coming out of myself, finding out who I was, learning the power I could have as a performer. And 'Wicked' was about harnessing all that strength. -Idina Menzel

A few years ago, when I had no work and started believing that films weren't a viable career, I thought of finding another job. I started training and riding horses and got consumed by that. It was a boon in disguise. -Randeep Hooda

God is being taken out of schools; children are not being raised in church learning the word; many parents are living lives unto themselves, exalting substance rather than Jesus Christ, and those looking for answers are going to church and finding the word is not being preached. There are consequences to these decisions. -Monica Johnson

The beauty of performance for me is finding details with which to betray character. -Jefferson Mays

Something that confirms all fears and many conspiracy theories about government is finding out what our elected representatives would put into law if they could. -P. J. O'Rourke

I attended school regularly for three years. I learned to read and write. 'Lamb's Tales' from Shakespeare was my favourite reading matter. I stole, by finding, Palgrave's 'Golden Treasury.' These two books, and the 'Everyman' edition of John Keats, were my proudest and dearest possessions, my greatest wealth. -Peter Abrahams

I write about people who are usually damaged or neglected by society finding each other and forming relationships that are quite extraordinary and in some cases life-saving. I've had a few of those relationships, which I value highly. -Matthew Quick

We are quick to stick labels on others – especially those who don't fit in with the norm. 'Harold Fry' is about a broken marriage; 'Perfect' is about a broken person. They are both about finding kindness where you least expect it. -Rachel Joyce

I had no trouble with strangers finding out about my anxiety. It was my friends and colleagues I was concerned about. -Scott Stossel

It's wonderful to be able to have such wildly different projects in your body of work. They don't feel different to me as I'm working on them. It feels like they all share this element of subversiveness and finding the joy in subversiveness. -Robert Lopez

We are finding new areas in the ocean every day. It's as alien as going to outer space. -Geoff Johns

I love finding balance. My favorite thing to do is action-driven, emotionally-charged scenes. -Geoff Johns

I love finding – or inventing – ways to categorize people. -Gretchen Rubin

My ideal relationship with the reader is that at certain points they will have said, 'I'm finding this quite tough, but I'm going to hang in there,' then at the end they will say, 'Oh God, I'm glad I hung on, it was so worth it.' -Sebastian Faulks

My love of movies started when I was 7 years old, living in a small town, going to the movies all the time, and finding the people in the movies more interesting than the people in my small town. Also, at that time, it wasn't that easy to find out about movies. -Robert Osborne

Executives will talk about the importance of passion, but what they really mean is finding somebody who will work nights and weekends on their assigned task but predictably and reliably follow orders and just work harder. -John Hagel III

One of the big secrets of finding time is not to watch television. -Bob Keeshan

I always say that people should not rush to change religions. There is real value in finding the spiritual resources you need in your home religion. -Dalai Lama

My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding. -Dalai Lama

When you get right down to it, there's something uniquely satisfying in being gripped by a great plot, in begrudging whatever real-world obligations might prevent you from finding out what happens next. -Jean Hanff Korelitz

I guess I just always imagined that I was going to die, like, somehow on top. I was going to, like, go out in some sort of blaze of glory. I never thought about sort of fading into obscurity. And I've worked so hard at having a life, an identity, in obscurity and finding peace with that. -Steve-O

I think if we want to find happiness by finding a life partner, then it's a little selfish. You should be complete within yourself, so that when you're in a relationship, you can give out happiness rather than expect it. -Shahid Kapoor

You want your kids to grow with the right culture and values, and the toughest part would be finding out how to instill those values in your kids. -Madhuri Dixit

I was the founder of the 'Cartoon Bank' in the '90s. I was interested in finding ways for cartoonists to supplement their incomes. -Robert Mankoff

I think health is the outcome of finding a balance and some satisfaction at the table. -Alice Waters

Practicing going over scenes and in front of the camera just to see how that feels, and then ultimately just finding a way to expose yourself to people. That's what I did. -Bridgit Mendler

I think the best advice came from Drew Barrymore, about always finding love in everything you do and keeping a positive attitude and being thankful. -Bella Thorne

I went through a few phases of finding myself: I dabbled in musical theater, chess club, dance troupe, splatter-painting, school mascot (go Wildcats), babysitter, photojournalist, drill team girl, emo kid – and not one of them defined me, but every single one will always play a part in who I am. -Debby Ryan

When you're younger, it's hard because you're finding your identity, and then for 12 hours out of the day, you have to be a different person. So that's a tricky phase – as far as figuring who you are out and then figuring out the people that you're working with. -Hilarie Burton

There are a lot of perks when you're an actor. Free food at work was my second favorite in the beginning, but my first was the weird stuff. Like seeing celebrities in no makeup and finding out what they ate. -Judy Greer

The characters I've played as an actress have been really challenging and emotionally rewarding, but there was just something missing. I was finding over and over again that directors were looking to me to help with troubles on set as far as characters' relationships, special effects and story points were concerned. -Danielle Harris

In kindergarten, we had this Irish Catholic headmistress called Sister Leonie, and I remember she would tell us, say, to put the crayons in the box. I remember thinking, 'Why is everyone finding this so easy? Why should the crayons be in the box?' -Binyavanga Wainaina

I do enjoy the form of things. I enjoy finding the form that seems best to fit what I'm thinking about. I don't set out to find a bizarre way of writing. -Caryl Churchill

Films don't hold the answers I'm looking for… Would you not be so much more interested in finding out that Bigfoot existed than in watching a really good movie? -Megan Fox

It's a difficult business, finding out what's true about the world, the universe. -Richard Dawkins

If you set out in a spaceship to find the one planet in the galaxy that has life, the odds against your finding it would be so great that the task would be indistinguishable, in practice, from impossible. -Richard Dawkins

With movies, it's 10 or 12 or sometimes even 24 weeks, if it's a massive movie, to live within a character. But with a show that's successful, if you start in the first or second season and go until the end, you're always finding new elements of your character that are being added in because you start to live in them as human beings. -Sinqua Walls

We want to get to a point where anything you can think of finding that is video related is searchable or recommended to you on YouTube. -Salar Kamangar

What I really like doing is storytelling, finding the body language that is necessary for the story. And when I'm doing it and it's working, I'm thrilled. -Patricia Birch

When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable. -Alice Morse Earle

Living big and joyful and content is almost always the result of our finding satisfaction in life's ordinary day-to-day pleasures. And God must be fond of them, too, for He made so many of them for us to enjoy. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Homeopathy – an invention of the Father of Lies! I have tried it and found it wanting. I would swallow their whole doles' medicine chest for sixpence, and be sure of finding myself neither better nor worse for it. -Jane Welsh Carlyle

What I love – and I'm a journalist – and what I love is finding hidden patterns; I love being a data detective. -David McCandless

Sometimes the challenge of beating the jet lag and getting a decent sleep can be as hard to solve as finding the right setup for the car! -Romain Grosjean

I have that love for music, when you are finding either old gems that you never heard or newer stuff that perks your ear. It keeps you trying to look for new stuff to write about it. You don't spin your wheels. I take that same approach to music and books. -Corey Taylor

I don't have an issue finding guys attractive. -Pete Wentz

I wanted to go to Sesame Street! I remember distinctly running through my neighborhood, thinking I knew how to get to Sesame Street, and then finally finding myself among some scrub trees and realizing I don't know where to go from here. I had to just mope back home. -Trenton Lee Stewart

I was always interested in the possibility maybe of finding my way into a big adventure. -Trenton Lee Stewart

I have a theater background, so I like finding beats, working on things and having rehearsal. -Kaniehtiio Horn

Writers are troubled about finding time to write and writer's block and publicizing books that aren't books yet. They agonize over how to write and what to write and what not to write. -Deb Caletti

Often, farmers have difficulty finding secondary markets for their outgrades and have no choice but to leave fresh produce unharvested to rot in the field. Gleaning Network U.K. coordinates teams of volunteers with willing farmers across the U.K. to direct this fresh surplus produce to charities that redistribute it to people that need it most. -Tristram Stuart

Back when I was restoring art and antiques, finding ivory was very difficult because it's illegal, and the only difference between bone and ivory is that bone is free and not illegal. -Dan Phillips

Although finding fruit flies in your wine or beer can be a bit annoying, I hope people will pause to admire the tenacity of these clever little creatures. They are really just hungry animals looking for something to eat, and have no intention of ruining your happy hour. -Michael Dickinson

When a number of crimes – for instance, burglaries – can be linked to the same offender, police often plot the locations on a map. The art of finding the location of the criminal's home based on the crime sites is a key objective in what is known as geographical profiling. -Daniel Goldstein

The bottom line is that finding orphan planets – small, faint, and located who-knows-where – is not for the faint of heart. The task is comparable to observing a match flame at the distance of Pluto. The WISE satellite, a hi-tech, space-based infrared telescope especially suited for such work, has found only a few. -Seth Shostak

Many people are despairing of the possibility of finding love. And some of the people who are despairing the most are in their thirties and forties and looking just great. -Marianne Williamson

I'm aware of my old plays and occasionally think about them, but I'm much more anxious about finding the next play. -Tom Stoppard

You do know what's coming up when you're translating. I suppose the concentration, then, is on finding a formulation which is speakable and in character – and economical as well, actually. -Tom Stoppard

I'd never had any problem finding inspiration; Ireland was always just there, you know? All this richness of culture was there to tap into. -Brendan Gleeson

When I met Peter Weir, we did a movie called 'Master and Commander' together, and that's when I really started to understand the power of acting, the power of directing, finding the emotion in performance. -Robert Stromberg

I still got a lot to learn about fashion. I'm somebody who experiments, somebody who's finding their way. I'm young, and I don't really know if there's any guide to style in what's right and what's wrong. I just dress as an extension of how I'm feeling. If I feel crazy, then I'm gonna rock something crazy. -Big Sean

I don't think I am that hands-on. I'm much more of a believer in finding a great team of people and trusting them to follow their instincts. They work better when they feel they have freedom and they are trusted. -Anna Wintour

I love finding out-of-the-box inspirations and blending them with what I've done in the past. And when I started to experiment with genres, it didn't sound forced. Maybe that's because it's all music that I listened to growing up, and it's all music that I love. -Avicii

Each of us must become impassioned, finding meaning and self-fulfillment in our own life's journey. -Alexandra Stoddard

There are a bunch of places to stay in Des Moines, but I'd suggest finding a place on the west side of town. It's a great urban area that has a lot to offer tourists. -Zach Johnson

It is crucial for scientists to be willing to be wrong; otherwise, you might not do the most important experiments, or you may ignore your most important findings. -Stanley B. Prusiner

I am constantly hustling and finding new things. You try to manage so you don't look back and see huge gaps of time that you missed with your family. -James Marsden

I originated my own cliches, but I'm finding that's not working for me anymore. -Tom Bodett

I love finding talent. Just to encourage people is a good thing. Every night, the audience encourages me. I'm just passing it on. -Liza Minnelli

The intimate contest for self-command never ends, and lifetime happiness requires finding the right balance between present impulses and future well-being. -Virginia Postrel

Standardized sizes made inexpensive, off-the-rack garments economically feasible. They gave shoppers a reliable guide to finding clothes in self-service shops. -Virginia Postrel

The Pygmies rely on the forest for their very life. They know everything about finding and using plants, animal behavior, and forest survival. Working with these wonderful people has been incredibly valuable. -Corneille Ewango

People who work full-time in America should not have to live in poverty – simple as that. Too many jobs don't pay enough to get by, let alone get ahead. Too many people are finding the rungs on the ladder of opportunity further and further apart. -Tom Perez

Maybe one of the most heartening findings from the psychology of pleasure is there's more to looking good than your physical appearance. If you like somebody, they look better to you. This is why spouses in happy marriages tend to think that their husband or wife looks much better than anyone else thinks that they do. -Paul Bloom

No child should be raised in a system. A system isn't a parent. Even the system knows this, which is why the Children and Family Services Division puts so much effort into finding permanent homes for the kids who are never going to be reunited with their birth parents. -Rhea Perlman

We have already discovered how quickly we become dependent on the Internet and its applications for business, government and research, so it is not surprising that we are finding that we can apply this technology to enable or facilitate our social interactions as well. -Vint Cerf

I learned that the majority of the time, simplicity is the best way to go about things as you peel away the layers… that's when you start finding the gold… I can't say that was from my own acting. That was from observing actors like John Spencer and Martin Sheen… I had a chance just to observe. -Dule Hill

It's a bloody shame that all the video stores have gone, I'll tell you. Everything's so mechanical now. It's all so if-you-liked-this-then-you'll-like-this. There's no picking something out, or finding some brilliant person to open up new worlds for you. -Alexandra Cassavetes

I like the idea of finding parts that I know I can do but I don't totally understand them right away. -Paul Dano

I admire someone like Beyonce. She has amazing commitment. I needed to accept that I probably did not fit into that forum. Doing that 'The Cherry Thing' record was a big part of finding that place where I belong, where I may shine, but I never doubted it was there. -Neneh Cherry

I'm still finding my legs, performance-wise, being up there by myself. I think I have a bit of proving myself ahead of me. -Natalie Maines

I'm finding that I'm working with more and more Latino artists, and that's exciting. -Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Besides finding a great place to stay, it's important for me to find at least one cultural destination to visit, other than that, I don't like to plan too much. I like to suss out the situation when I get on the ground and then go! -Megalyn Echikunwoke

Facebook people are finding me that I don't really know. People poke you on Facebook. I'm like, 'Why? Why are you poking me?' -Bridget Kelly

I felt that with 'In A Perfect World' I was still kind of finding myself – not just as a musician, but also in love and in life. -Keri Hilson

I'm finding that I tend to be one of those people who gets into very committed, long-term relationships, and then I really focus on that relationship and not so much myself. -Danielle Fishel

I like finding that common point between another song and my music. It's like between people; you can be of religion or another, from this country or from another country, but we're all basically the same. It's just the same with songs. -Yael Naim

'Joker' was a violent, dark, and brutal book, so I wanted to do something a little less heavy. I played around with the idea of a children's book, and that eventually became 'Noel.' And I just kept finding these parallels between things I could do with Batman and Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.' -Lee Bermejo

I'm a journalist and author. I make my living by finding things out and writing about them. -Barton Gellman

An important finding is that by determining the genome sequences of an entire family, one can identify many DNA sequencing errors and thus greatly increase the accuracy of the data. This will ultimately help us understand the role of genetic variations in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. -Leroy Hood

'Last Resort,' to me, is very much about finding truth and integrity in an extraordinary situation. -Jessy Schram

I never coast through a workout. This is been great for me physically, but it's also become a problem in two ways. One is that no matter how I'm feeling on a given day, I will absolutely kill myself in the gym, and it takes a huge amount of energy do that. I commit 110 percent. The other problem is that finding a workout partner is impossible. -Joseph Gatt

Growing up, it was about finding a way to entertain myself outdoors. We spent all the summers on the beach, camping with my family a bunch, and traveling as much as we could. My parents wouldn't let me watch too much TV growing up or play video games, or anything like that. -Stephen Colletti

I'm always flattered when people on the far Left manufacture a new version of being 'offended.' They can be quite creative in finding something that hurts their feelings. -Mike Huckabee

When fear makes your choices for you, no security measures on earth will keep the things you dread from finding you. But if you can avoid avoidance – if you can choose to embrace experiences out of passion, enthusiasm, and a readiness to feel whatever arises – then nothing, nothing in all this dangerous world, can keep you from being safe. -Martha Beck

I do not know a lot about football. I guess I'm a Patriots fan because I'm from Boston? But I'm getting to know a lot more about it, and I'm finding it fascinating. -Callie Thorne

Gosh, I love saying 'Booyakasha!' I keep finding new ways to say it. I love saying 'Booyakasha.' -Greg Cipes

Rehearsals are set up so that you find out all the nuances about your character. You never want to beat yourself up. It's about finding the right direction, and most of the time, the right direction is not what you think is the right direction. That's why the director's there: to guide you there. -Djimon Hounsou

Finding a stylist is a little like finding a date; you have to find who is right for you. -Alexandra Daddario

My finding of myself as an artist, which I think in itself helped me to find just who I am and how I want to express myself, is entirely – in conjunction, of course, with my family, particularly my mom – founded on teachers. -Uzo Aduba

I loved reading when I was young. I was just completely taken by stories. And I remember taking that into English literature at school and taking that into Shakespeare and finding that opened up a whole world of self-expression to me that I didn't have access to previously. -Chiwetel Ejiofor

There's so much happenstance, so many accidents – stumbling into something and finding it interesting and living with it over time and building on it. It's okay to work from doubt. You need to be willing to not know. -Ellen Gallagher

I think a lot of us feel the need to always be connected, and finding time to relax and sometimes play is something that I think we all need to make more time for, especially me. -Tabatha Coffey

I always had a superstitious fear of setting up a too well-designed writing place and then finding that the writing had absconded. -Seamus Heaney

The greatly anticipated 2009 Masters was like going to a Broadway hit and finding out that the star, Sir Tiger Woods, was off that night, and his replacement was the cab driver who dropped you off at the theater. -Dan Jenkins

The truth is, I probably would be dead if I had become a star, because at that point I was so closeted and so afraid of people of finding out I was gay. There was no telling what would have happened. -Shane McAnally

I support anyone finding their worth despite being told they can't do something. -Brooke Elliott

I've had great opportunities to show different sides of myself, but the challenge will always be getting either people to let you do it or finding the right things to do in order to do it. -Kelli O'Hara

In general, great companies prefer to grow 'organically,' as Wall Street likes to say. That is, from the inside out, by finding new markets or by taking market share from their competitors. -Alex Berenson

I feel like my experience on 'Community' was that I saw just how important that first year is for a series. That is where you work all the pieces out, and that means honing the characters' voices, setting that tone, finding your angle. -Jim Rash

Call me a cockeyed pessimist, but I'm having trouble finding any good news in the trashing of Harriet Miers. -Ellen Goodman

I'm an ordinary Tasmanian like everybody else, and I have weight issues; I have issues around finding the time to do the exercise and things, but in my role as Health Minister, and in my role as myself as well, I have to look after my own health. -Lara Giddings

I was part of a government that tried to resolve the question of Kosovo by war. Perhaps there is some justice that today I should be the person most responsible for finding a peaceful solution. -Ivica Dacic

'Sesame Street's' genius lies in finding gentle ways to talk about hard things – death, divorce, danger – in terms that children understand and accept. -Nancy Gibbs

I have a harder time finding somebody. The problem is we were growing professionally during the years most people were concentrating on being a person. -Karen Carpenter

It's not about my career now. It's just about finding great work and having a good time. -Melanie Griffith

I try to write about a woman finding her self-respect, valuing herself, and liking herself again. But what one desperately wants now is to write a proper novel. -Kate O'Mara

How do you observe something you can't see? This is the basic question of somebody who's interested in finding and studying black holes. Because black holes are objects whose pull of gravity is so intense that nothing can escape it, not even light, so you can't see it directly. -Andrea M. Ghez

I'm interested in finding whether or not there is a really massive, what we like to call 'super massive' black hole at the center of our galaxy. And the reason this is interesting is that it gives us an opportunity to prove whether or not these exotic objects really exist. -Andrea M. Ghez

The reason why I started the clothing line Licious is because I had trouble finding clothes for my body type. I figured if I'm having trouble finding clothes for me, being curvy, I know girls with my body type are probably facing the same issue. And so with the help of my designer, I came up with the idea of creating my own clothing line. -Coco Austin

Teachers today are breaking down obstacles, finding innovative ways to instill old lessons, proving that greatness can be found in everyday places. -Taylor Mali

I remember distinctly running through my neighborhood, thinking I knew how to get to 'Sesame Street,' and then finally finding myself among some scrub trees and realizing I don't know where to go from here. I had to just mope back home. -Trenton Lee Stewart

I think it's always hard to find great roles, no matter what age you are. So I always say to people, 'You have to remember that Hollywood is in the business of making movies that they can sell tickets to; they're not in the business of finding great roles for actors.' -Julianne Moore

There's always the ongoing actor frustration of finding the great role to do next. I don't go to work a lot. I wait as long as I can until the money runs out or a great part comes along. -Gary Sinise

Florida is an awesome place to find sweaters. People buy a really nice sweater for their trips up north, then they just keep it in the closet forever, so you're finding super nice sweaters down here at the Salvation Army. It's hard to say no sometimes. -Jim Drain

I increasingly wonder whether most humans are in a constant state of unconsciously fearing each other. Perhaps they fear how intimately different other people might be to them, and the problem is that there is no real way of finding out just how huge that difference might be. -Michael Leunig

For me, the battle is finding the balance between wanting to spend time with my boys and then having enough perspective to still be the disciplinarian and, like, not be in the best friend business. -Rob Lowe

You're going to be way happier doing what you actually love and finding other people that love the same thing than doing something that other people love so you're just cooler and you have cool friends. -Afrojack

Sometimes, we find ourselves as conservatives being angry when we should be joyful, finding ourselves being negative when we should be positive, because we have a positive message to send… We ought to be the most compassionate people in the world. -Kevin Cramer

I think the struggle, whenever you make a film or television movie based on a real person's life, is finding a dramatic arc that will hold an audience's attention. -Ted Danson

If you're a Firefox user, you get accustomed to your history and the URL bar and finding things. That should be available on your mobile phone as well. -Mitchell Baker

I still love finding the soul of the characters I play and defining who they are. This to me is my paint set, and the colors are always exciting to choose. -Andie MacDowell

It's a question of finding the right thing, if I'm going to be an actor… if I have to get up eight times a week for a number of months, I want to be excited and challenged from the day I start to the day I leave. -Jason Alexander

I have some idea of the pressure of finding your own identity with a famous father. -Michael Douglas

Vision is a romantic thing. We have got into 'talent identification'. I am much more interested in passion – finding people who are really excited about doing something. -Sebastian Coe

I've seen kids turn their lives around. It's usually a kid who's outside of the team-sport world, or maybe has a darker personality or doesn't fit in. Skateboarding ends up being something they latch onto. It sounds hokey, but finding a focus on something – whether it's skateboard or playing your guitar – can be life changing. -Jeff Ament

I think a lot of young girls go through that period in their life of finding who they are, and at that point, looking good matters the most. -Colleen Atwood

Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. -Thomas S. Monson

'Christian Mingle' is about a young, modern, single woman. She's trying to achieve it all – a successful career, amazing friends, and finding Mr. Right. She stumbles into the world of online dating looking for an instant 'soul mate solution,' but ultimately ends up taking a personal journey transforming her life. -Corbin Bernsen

When you can't read or write at 14 or 15, in most cases you're headed for trouble, and trouble was finding me. -Bob Beamon

Probably the biggest bring-down in my life was being in a pop group and finding out just how much it was like everything it was supposed to be against. -Cass Elliot

Hope and Crosby made seven 'Road' movies, starting in 1940 with 'Road to Singapore.' The movies were always about Crosby and Hope fleeing America and finding Dorothy Lamour in some exotic location. Bob's character was cocky and cowardly; Bing's character was smooth and unruffled. They were great characters – lousy, lovable guys. -Frank Oz

Every so often when I'm writing, a character might actually be a distinct person in my head – often not an actor or a face, literally a person who just seems to exist in my imagination. Then the challenge is finding somebody who is close enough to that to make me feel like I've ended up where I wanted to be. -Callie Khouri

In the final analysis, finding a way to do clean business and not to pay bribes actually improves your bottom line. -Mo Ibrahim

I like the idea of people coming to opera for the first time and finding it an enjoyable experience. I don't like the fact that opera is seen as elitist and all black ties and that stuff. -Rory Bremner

For men, it's about finding the perfect shoe or the perfect pants that will last you through the years. That's how I want to shop: sustainable, classic, great quality. -Lykke Li

If you're being ignored, that's a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery. -Lykke Li

Frankly, I think that's something that black people in America have often done – finding ways under very, very difficult circumstances to be subversive, but also to push things forward. And I think that applies to music. I think it applies to dance. I think it applies to a number of things. -Andre Holland

From 17 to 21, I was obsessed by sport and art. In art, I loved the pre-Raphaelites and Rembrandt first. Then I discovered Salvador Dali, and it was like finding something I already knew. -Anthony Browne

I remember that feeling when I was a young reader: finding books that were set in Sydney with Australian characters was incredibly exciting. -Justine Larbalestier

Some religious practitioners make absolutist claims for their beliefs: I've no interest in doing this, nor do I have any interest in converting people, which is doubtless a relief to anyone who has feared finding me on their doorstep asking if they'd like to know more about Odin. -Liz Williams

I really like the ritual of shaving. I like getting the perfect brush and finding the right sandalwood soap. The act of shaving, though, is not fun. I like beards and the ease of them. -Chris Pine

I think if you're going to wear a red lip, you don't want it wearing you, so it's about finding the right colour. -Cate Blanchett

I want to keep an element of myself in every character I play. And maybe that's connected to finding something that you like in every character. Maybe they coincide. -Jamie Dornan

I don't know why people are so obsessed with finding out stuff before the movie comes out. It's so much more fun to just go. I mean, I don't do that. I don't go looking for stuff that I'm interested in, you know, to try and find out pictures and what the movie's about. It's so much more fun to be surprised. -Oscar Isaac

I do still read comics since I started writing for DC, but nowhere near as much as I used to, and I'm finding now that it's becoming harder to read comics as a consumer, so I think I'll have to make the call there and stop reading them. -Karen Traviss

There's a wonderful tradition of jazz people getting on stage and jamming and finding some feeling for music with audiences who may be fresh. For others, it might be just like a comfortable shirt they've been wearing. -Al Jarreau

What we've been finding is that when you remove the barriers to innovation, you can actually hold costs down while lifting entrepreneurs up and getting better health results. -Kathleen Sebelius

We've been finding that when you empower engineers, scientists, and coders, they respond by creating new tools to empower physicians, patients, and parents. -Kathleen Sebelius

The show is definitely not just about weight-loss physically. It's more about finding yourself. It's really funny because I realized at one of our table reads that 'Huge' was really about the weight that we carry around mentally. -Raven Goodwin

I wanted to be a police detective. In my work, particularly in documentaries, I am obsessed with finding things out, seeking ever-new facts and perspectives – each project can involve years of research. -James Marsh

I was adopted by a Salvadorian mother and a white father. Growing up having complete identity crisis. Then my search for my mother and trying to find out why I was given up, and how could a mother give up a child, then finding out the circumstances of my birth was pretty traumatizing. -Gina Prince-Bythewood

There are a lot of aspects of filmmaking that I love, but one of my favorites is in post, finding the right song for the right moment. -Gina Prince-Bythewood

If, as is the custom, I speak mainly about my own researches, I must say that I was fortunate in finding that not everything had yet been gleaned in the field of general thermodynamic radiation theory. -Wilhelm Wien

I remember learning new words, trying to figure out what common things like cider, finding myself upset that my parents couldn't help me understand this new culture, that it was up to me to interpret for them as well as myself. -An Na

The whole purpose of maintaining your power in government is to make sure that you stay in government. You stay in government by finding out who is liable to be against you. To do that, you try and put your finger into every single pie that is available to you. -David Lloyd

We know it is impossible to go on finding, moving and wasting oil, leveling forests, paving land, dumping poisons, and multiplying our numbers. A new way of life, a new set of thoughts must be found. -Donella Meadows

The purity of finding the right artist, that artist that's gonna be the next hall of famer, that artist that's gonna be the next headliner, lifting people out of their seats at Madison Square Garden, that song that's gonna be sung for hundreds and hundreds of years, that essence remains the same. -Clive Davis

Think about finding out when you're 13 that your dad is not your dad. It's like, okay, take it on the chin and keep going. No choice, really. -Orlando Bloom

I love the idea of real-life experiences finding their way into fiction. I think that's really cool. -Joel Edgerton

It's easy to just go out and buy a $200 piece of clothing. The real challenge is finding it for half that. -Tim Howard

Performance capture, for me, is finding the essence of a performance. -Andy Serkis

Fashion in the past meant conforming and losing oneself. Fashion in the present means being individual and finding oneself. -Gloria Steinem

Going to college and finding a good job no longer guarantee economic safety. -Elizabeth Warren

My mother had taught me about the importance of finding a 'good provider,' so when my boyfriend proposed, I said 'yes' in a heartbeat. I was still just a kid, and I didn't know what was coming in life. -Elizabeth Warren

I was bullied at school for my red hair; today I still come out fighting hard. I give as good as I get. In business, it's about finding solutions, not being rolled over. -John Caudwell

I like the strategy of finding great entrepreneurs early, giving them some money, helping them a little – perhaps not as much as we would a regular core investment. -Dan Levitan

More effective than giving away half my fortune before I die is finding a way to help people have a good-paying job. -William E. Conway, Jr.

Ideas are cheap. The difficult part is finding the team to execute them. -Raymond Kwok

I'm good at finding things to do on my own, even if it's just reading. -Robert Webb

The thing about this business is that you always end up finding these amazing stories and these amazing people who make amazing films. I just want to work with good people and keep challenging myself with different kinds of characters. -Madhur Mittal

I love words, but I also love finding out that there is a word for something that you've experienced but didn't know there was a word for. Like 'toothpack' – that is a word for when you eat biscuits or cookies and you get that annoying layer of chewed substance on your molars that you kind of have to pick out. -Mary Roach

For years, I've felt that there's an inner cook in me just waiting to be unleashed. But I have to confess I'm having an awful lot of trouble finding her in real life. -Lesley Nicol

I think 'No' is a very powerful word in our business that is very hard to use early on in your career. But I also think I was pretty arrogant when I was younger… I used that word maybe too much, but it did help me with finding roles that I did like. -Peter Dinklage

There's no doubt that some of the greatest films ever made have come from the theater. It's all a matter of finding a way to make the theater experience watchable on film. -Kevin Spacey

I am 39. I am single. I am a black woman. I have too many advanced degrees. Many a news story tells me finding true love is likely a hopeless proposition. Now is the time when I need to believe in fairy tales. -Roxane Gay

Teenagers are asking, 'Who am I?' and 'How do I fit in?' in every aspect of their lives, and the best YA romances appreciate that there is more to a teen's life than finding love. -Sarah MacLean

As a romance novelist, I have a rather skewed view of babies. You see, they don't typically fit into the classic structure of the romance novel – romance is about two people finding each other and falling in love against insurmountable odds. Babies… well… babies are complicated. -Sarah MacLean

In books by women and for women, it should come as no surprise that heroines are the heroes of the action, finding themselves, their power and their future through love. -Sarah MacLean

I remember the excitement of finding a great pancake recipe in 'Gourmet.' It felt as if it were mine. And it was Berkeley, of course – everybody cooked together. Cooking is what one did. -Mona Simpson

I can't say when we will have a cure, but we now know through our findings how to ask the question of what is going wrong at the earliest stage of Alzheimer's. -John O'Keefe

In the music world, concerts unfold strictly according to plan. But, as I'd been finding out, in the book world, things keep changing by the second. -Dan Hill

I love 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Extras' and also 'The Trip.' That had all the nuances of friendship and finding things out about their lives without it being too much plot-driven. -Dolly Wells

My passion stems from seeking world peace and finding how we can live together creatively rather than violently. -Mimi Kennedy

The secret to life is finding joy in ordinary things. I'm interested in happiness. -Ruth Reichl

I'm finding things out about myself as a person – as a writer – as I write, and so are the people who listen to what I do. But they have this additional aspect of how they take the stuff that I do, and so it broadens the work, and it creates this strange connection. -John Darnielle

I think of each movie as a puzzle. The fun is in solving the puzzle: finding a musical identity for the picture, however that can be summed up. -Marco Beltrami

I'm a late bloomer. It's taken me a long time to find my voice, and I think all the records I've made over the years, I was finding my voice, and that's part of the process. -Jenny Lewis

I care about looking into someone's eyes and finding out who they are. -Antonio Sabato, Jr.

While you're finding evidence of innocence, you also find evidence that points to other people. -Peter Jackson

The idea of finding things out, I hope that will stay with me until I drop. -Robyn Davidson

The financing of all TV shows is dictated by finding an audience between 18 and 49. I have now passed beyond 49, so probably, I am no longer a desirable commodity for TV. And I am at peace with that; that's fine. -Hugh Laurie

'Superman' was a total accident. The producers of the animated series were having a hard time finding someone to read the character. I was brought in through a connection and, I think, out of desperation. -Tim Daly

When I write, I lose time. I'm happy in a way that I have a hard time finding in real life. The intimacy between my brain and my fingers and my computer… Yet knowing that that intimacy will find an audience… It's very satisfying. It's like having the safety of being alone with the ego reward of being known. -Jill Soloway

The network shows have this very commercial voice that you have to adhere to, and the cable shows, it's kind of like winning the lottery. The independent film world is a world you can actually get to. You can get the under-a-million-dollar film by finding a good cast and financing. -Jill Soloway

I fancy myself at being pretty good at understanding a script and finding the weaknesses, and then making them more radical than they are. People tend to listen to me. -Mads Mikkelsen

I don't mind finding these ugly sides to my personality and exaggerating them because that's something you can write towards. -Maria Semple

In my lab, we're finding that psychological stress actually ages cells, which can be seen when you measure the wearing down of the tips of the chromosomes, those telomeres. -Elizabeth Blackburn

I think many people are finding things I do very funny and strange. -Flula Borg

I used to love going to shows and finding new bands, but the Internet takes the fun out of it. Like a band? You can buy and download every single song they have ever done within five minutes. -Timothy Simons

I just like the insides of things and finding ways into microscopic worlds. There's also an element of control, taking things apart and putting them back together. It's a very tedious task. You can be alone and create a world for yourself. -Mackenzie Davis

It's time to commit to finding the answer, to search for life beyond Earth. Mankind has a deep need to explore, to learn, to know. We also happen to be sociable creatures. It is important for us to know if we are alone in the dark. -Stephen Hawking

My mentor in college was Stephen Shore. I loved his color palettes and his taking mundane things but finding them fascinating. -Gia Coppola

You still get the movies made. A filmmaker can always scrape up money to do a movie. The passion drives it. And you'll get the money. Money's the easiest thing. But the hardest thing is finding a way for people to see your movie. -Allison Anders

People all over are finding themselves in jobs they never thought they'd be in. -Bill Engvall

The usual method of finding a little dongly thing that actually matches a gizmo I want to use is to go and buy another one, at a price that can physically drive the air from your body. -Douglas Adams

Shakespeare had found language for the agony of living with one's own mistakes. There were words for finding yourself isolated with your failures. Phrases for discovering that you were wrong, all, all wrong, wrong, wrong. -Virginia Euwer Wolff

Folk tales and myths, they've lasted for a reason. We tell them over and over because we keep finding truths in them, and we keep finding life in them. -Patrick Ness

I had to find some clarity about approaching life more spiritually. I think I'm kind of dense, and it makes me pull the process into mind and struggle over it in finding the path. -James Redfield

My findings have demonstrated that an optimal micronutrient intake reduces the desire for calories and reduces body temperature and white blood cell counts. -Joel Fuhrman

There are only so many stories in the world… Duplication of plots is bound to happen because most writers have read very extensively in their genre and have become aware they are adding an extra layer to the meta-narrative, finding a new spin on the original. -Kerry Greenwood

I think for any artist, your voice is always evolving. For me, the constant is finding a tension or balance between drama and comedy. -Lisa Cholodenko

Self-esteem, the kind that comes from finding the sweet spot between a healthy fondness for yourself and healthy self-skepticism, tends to get harder to come by the older we get. -Meghan Daum

I'm constantly being surprised and finding unplanned things – because the writing is a process of experiencing things on the ground with the characters. -Michelle Paver

I don't concentrate on any one period of history; I like to locate my stories in wildly different eras and places. I seem to be drawn to large, sprawling, uncomfortable swaths of American history, finding embedded within them a tight narrative that involves strife, heroism, and survival under difficult circumstances. -Hampton Sides

People think that saving the planet or finding their place in that effort is a really overwhelming thought. -Nikki Reed

My experience of great storytelling, working with classics, is just finding a way to present it simply but let the story do its own work, or be an invite to the audience's imagination. -Kenneth Branagh

Continuing on my theme of backing inclusive innovations, I am optimistic of the success of Uniphore. Man-machine communication is one of the more complex problems to solve. Uniphore's vision lends possibility of finding a solution to this very difficult problem, and the company has already made substantial progress. -Kris Gopalakrishnan

The trouble is, being an actor, you're always being sent scripts, so you've always got something to read. You've always got about three scripts to read, that you have to read, all the time. So finding a book or getting into a book series is hard, especially for me. -Thomas Brodie-Sangster

One of our fundamental human needs is finding our partner that we hope we will stay with for the rest of our lives. You often find the same search in other genres. The mystery novel has a romance subplot. Literary novels often focus on that relationship but do not often end well. -Lauren Willig

In London, the home of the quick deal is that outer ring of the seven circles of hell, Tottenham Court Road, where, as a rule, finding something with an advertised price is as likely as spotting a mermaid under Vauxhall Bridge. -David Hewson

I was one of those kids, inner-city youth and finding my way. I made it. I made a success out of myself, surprisingly. -CeeLo Green

Being born white in South Africa or anywhere in the empire and Commonwealth automatically conferred this special status. You had no problem finding a place to live, a job, trade union membership, access to social services. Being white, speaking English, you were accepted as English, entitled to all the rights of citizenship. -Peter Abrahams

I've never had a problem finding a team, a league, or a pickup game. Actually, I'm not sure I want soccer to get bigger. We have so many teams in San Francisco that there aren't enough fields. -Rabih Alameddine

I'm interested in taking hold of the dull truth narrative and finding inside it the transcendence and spirituality and hysteria normally associated with religion. -Jim Crace

I tend to research as I write so that the narrative can take priority, which is important for a piece of fiction, I think, finding out facts as and when I need to. -Sarah Hall

NASA has never had a problem finding capable people to be astronauts. NASA's problem was, and still is, finding ways to cut the list of capable applicants down to a manageable length. -Henry Spencer

I would say as a journalist, I would envision travelling to other countries that have had to reckon with their past and see how they've done it: what worked, what didn't work, finding characters that would tell the story of how that process was done. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

I mostly associated video game storytelling with unforgivable clumsiness, irredeemable incompetence – and suddenly, I was finding the aesthetic and formal concerns I'd always associated with fiction: storytelling, form, the medium, character. That kind of shocked me. -Tom Bissell

I was a subject of ridicule and lectures about the basics of crystallography. The leader of the opposition to my findings was the two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, the idol of the American Chemical Society and one of the most famous scientists in the world. -Dan Shechtman

Groupon's model: Getting the group discount rate first, finding the group second. The daily deal goes out and, if a minimum number of people sign up, they can all share in the group rate. Vendor gets customers, customers get a discount, Groupon gets a cut. -Rachel Sklar

Ursula Nordstrom was famous for finding artists in unlikely places. Maurice Sendak was a window designer, and she just came across one of his windows. Everyone was looking to find a talent. -Peter Sis

Migration is the story of my life: my parents and grandparents journeyed across four continents to flee war and find jobs, eventually finding their way to the U.S. -Leila Janah

I work from opposites to opposites, in a way. It's finding one thing and then doing the other from film to film. So maybe after 'I Saw the Devil,' I might do something like 'I Saw the Angel' or perhaps something warm and happy. -Kim Jee-woon

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