Best Quotes About Habit

One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it. -Helen Hayes

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. -Abraham Lincoln

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. -John Dryden

Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing. -Holbrook Jackson

It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form. -Andre Maurois

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings. -Evan Esar

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor. -Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. -Peter Ustinov

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old. -John Ciardi

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married? -Barbra Streisand

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. -Errol Flynn

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. -James A. Michener

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. -W. Somerset Maugham

The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it. -Leo Aikman

We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally appear disguised before ourselves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. -Edward Gibbon

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants. -Jimmy Carter

PS: It's all gossip about the prince. I'm not in the habit of taking my girlfriends' beaux. -Wallis Simpson

Television has spread the habit of instant reaction and stimulated the hope of instant results. -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek. -Red Smith

With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species. -Anthony Storr

People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized. -Ben Hecht

We say the name of God, but that is only habit. -Nikita Khrushchev

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house. -Alfred Hitchcock

Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time. -Charles de Gaulle

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. -Aristotle

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs. -Edward Young

Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life. -Jack Nicklaus

Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old – old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something. -Rush Limbaugh

Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. -William James

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain? -Khalil Gibran

Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted. -Ralph W. Sockman

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge. -Henry Van Dyke

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. -Charles Dickens

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune. -Richard Whately

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. -Marcus Aurelius

It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive. -Jawaharlal Nehru

Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities. -Bertrand Russell

The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger. -W. Somerset Maugham

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while… you don't do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. -Vince Lombardi

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit. -Joe Paterno

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. -Henry Adams

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure. -Gary Ryan Blair

Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values. -Arthur M. Schlesinger

Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked. -Gary Ryan Blair

Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind. -Frank Lloyd Wright

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. -Charles de Gaulle

Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch. -Craig Kilborn

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it. -Tacitus

I don't have any bad habbits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they're all right for me. -Eubie Blake

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. -W. Somerset Maugham

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it. -W. Somerset Maugham

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. -Jules Renard

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. -John F. Kennedy

The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts. -Henry Moore

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. -Stephen Covey

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm. -Hippocrates

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. -Aristotle

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. -Albert Einstein

Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor. -Benjamin Disraeli

Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia. -Kurt Vonnegut

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold. -John Jay Chapman

I'm not a politician and my other habits are good. -Charles Farrar Browne

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive. -George Bernard Shaw

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. -Mark Twain

It is a curious thing… that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. -Evelyn Waugh

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. -Colin Powell

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. -Henry Miller

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have. -Rene Descartes

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue. -Thomas Jefferson

When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own. -John Berger

After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases. -Mickey Mantle

Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort. -Pierre de Coubertin

Chicago is the product of modern capitalism, and, like other great commercial centers, is unfit for human habitation. -Eugene V. Debs

I have struck a city – a real city – and they call it Chicago… I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages. -Rudyard Kipling

San Francisco is a mad city – inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty. -Rudyard Kipling

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends. -Jean Cocteau

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing. -Jean Cocteau

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves. -Claude Adrien Helvetius

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. -Aristotle

Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free. -Bertrand Russell

We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world – at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others. -Noam Chomsky

War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth. -Ernie Pyle

Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit. -Martha Gellhorn

Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended. -Quintilian

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Will Durant

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided. -Alfred North Whitehead

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. -Virginia Woolf

To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be. -Miguel de Unamuno

The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food. -William Winwood Reade

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. -James Allen

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit. -Aristotle

A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit. -Desiderius Erasmus

The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants. -Thomas A. Edison

Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit. -Epictetus

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel. -Tryon Edwards

Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance. -William Inge

The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds. -Walter Bagehot

Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality. -Arnold Bennett

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable. -Francis Bacon

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living. -James Baldwin

There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness. -Charles Baudelaire

People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery. -Graham Greene

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. -Vince Lombardi

Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time. -C. S. Lewis

I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming. -W. C. Fields

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. -Benjamin Franklin

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness. -Helen Keller

I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions. -Vaclav Havel

Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible. -Eric Hoffer

It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body. -Thomas Huxley

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. -Aldous Huxley

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. -Napoleon Hill

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for. -Napoleon Hill

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. -Napoleon Hill

It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making. -Salvador Dali

Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. -John Dryden

Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue. -John Dryden

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell. -Jeremy Bentham

Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits. -Charles J. Givens

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline. -Barbara W. Tuchman

Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room. -Ernest Dimnet

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit. -Publilius Syrus

The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests. -Gail Sheehy

Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful. -Charles Simmons

Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach. -Sydney Smith

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively. -W. Clement Stone

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis – once that crisis can be recognized and understood. -Norman Cousins

In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis. -Quentin Crisp

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. -Albert Camus

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. -Dale Carnegie

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. -William James

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country. -Thomas Jefferson

To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior. -Maxwell Maltz

Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name. -Alice Meynell

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness. -Hannah More

No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them. -Bernard de Mandeville

Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation. -Norman Mailer

Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world. -Orison Swett Marden

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny. -Andre Maurois

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort. -Humphry Davy

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions. -Agatha Christie

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. -Agatha Christie

Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men. -Alistair Cooke

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. -George Washington Carver

Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel. -Katherine Mansfield

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way. -Rollo May

In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you. -Billie Holiday

Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit. -Ovid

Life – how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere. -V. S. Pritchett

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. -Petrarch

The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts. -Blaise Pascal

Character is simply habit long continued. -Plutarch

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large. -Plutarch

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. -Vince Lombardi

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. -Thomas Paine

We are symbols, and inhabit symbols. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where does discipline end? Where does cruelty begin? Somewhere between these, thousands of children inhabit a voiceless hell. -Francois Mauriac

Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. -Plautus

Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired. -David Lloyd George

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. -Maya Angelou

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. -Edith Wharton

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade. -Anthony Trollope

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy. -Drew Barrymore

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it. -Ralph Marston

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. -Benjamin Franklin

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. -Benjamin Franklin

Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught. -Kin Hubbard

Laws are never as effective as habits. -Adlai Stevenson I

Your real self – the 'I am I' – is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm. -Robert Collier

The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way. -William James

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you 'don't have the time'. -Bo Bennett

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. -Barack Obama

It is vital that we provide North Dakota's children with nutritionally sound diets. That means ensuring that they are getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and are developing good eating habits for their future. -Kent Conrad

I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction – pride in a job well done. -Anderson Cooper

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. -Herbert Kaufman

It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions. -Frederick William Robertson

People habitat has to take priority over bird habitat. -Byron Dorgan

The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past. -Matt Blunt

The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy – they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator. -Rick Perry

Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community. -Rod Blagojevich

The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges. -Wayne Allard

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire. -Orison Swett Marden

By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit of discovering choice places wherein to feed. -O. Henry

East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State. -O. Henry

The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us. -E. O. Wilson

The most important thing is to preserve the world we live in. Unless people understand and learn about our world, habitats, and animals, they won't understand that if we don't protect those habitats, we'll eventually destroy ourselves. -Jack Hanna

There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime. -Maxwell Anderson

Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment. -Robert Baden-Powell

My worst habit is whistling while I sleep. -Billy Boyd

A ghost is someone who hasn't made it – in other words, who died, and they don't know they're dead. So they keep walking around and thinking that you're inhabiting their – let's say, their domain. So they're aggravated with you. -Sylvia Browne

I've been curious about certain things, but didn't let them get in the way of my life. I don't know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit. -Tobey Maguire

Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. -Charles Reade

They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit. -Chinua Achebe

We inhabit a language rather than a country. -Emil Cioran

I am not a politician, and my other habits air good. -Charles Farrar Browne

Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth. -Bruno Bettelheim

A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression. -Joel Barlow

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to – be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted. -Richard V. Allen

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow. -Woody Guthrie

It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil. -James Smithson

In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits. -Robert Hall

Never permit failure to become a habit. -William Frederick Book

When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality. -George William Russell

Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom. -George III of the United Kingdom

Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

The accent got lost somewhere along the way. I'm a little embarrassed about it. When I arrived in LA I assumed I'd be able to put on the American accent. It proved difficult so I had six months working with a dialect coach and it's become a habit. -Martin Henderson

Vices are often habits rather than passions. -Antoine Rivarol

I had never done any theater in high school, which actually worked to my benefit. I didn't develop any bad habits. -David James Elliott

A house cannot be made habitable in a day; and, after all, how few days go to make up a century. -Bram Stoker

While some no other cause for life can give, but a dull habitude to live. -John Oldham

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive. -William Dunbar

Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others. -Loretta Young

I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy… It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen. -Ben Kingsley

Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable. -Loretta Young

I do have odd habits. I check under my bed every night for the bogeyman. That's just a little thing, though. -Tori Spelling

Do not expect the world to look bright, if you habitually wear gray-brown glasses. -Charles William Eliot

The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones. -Jerome Hines

If you become president, you're guaranteed to develop some nervous habit. -Rich Little

Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that I must make an effort to quit. I love acting; I love directing. -Joan Chen

Kelly has a rather bad habit of interrupting. -Jack Osbourne

No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them. -Johannes Brahms

Why hast thou made me born in this country, The inhabitant of which is satisfied with being a slave? -Muhammad Iqbal

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions. -Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the prerogatives by which man is eminently distinguished from all other living beings inhabiting this globe of earth, consists in the gift of reason. -William Godwin

The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music. -Stendhal

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully. -Victor Cherbuliez

The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine. -Seamus Heaney

There is no influence like the influence of habit. -Gilbert Parker

Don't let your sins turn into bad habits. -Saint Teresa of Avila

Acting is the most personal of our crafts. The make-up of a human being – his physical, mental and emotional habits – influence his acting to a much greater extent than commonly recognized. -Lee Strasberg

India happens to be a rich country inhabited by very poor people. -Manmohan Singh

I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could. -John James Audubon

I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds. -John James Audubon

As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its inhabitants become more and more modified, and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards an abyss where life is either extinguished, or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence. -Edward Forbes

I've come up with another formulation about style: that it's essentially a manifestation of a certain habitual set of limitations. It's what a composer does NOT do that defines a style. -James Tenney

Initially I probably didn't even call it acting, but dressing up or something. As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit, so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world, and it's a total imaginary world. -Hugo Weaving

We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change. -Neal Barnard

I think anybody would have to be with out common sense to think there weren't aliens. There are billions of planets, and I am convinced Earth is not the only one that's inhabited. It would be quite an ego trip to think that. I think about it all the time. -Sabrina Lloyd

War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums. -Rebecca Harding Davis

In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U.S. soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants. The ratio in Iraq is about one for a hundred and sixty. -William Odom

At a moderate calculation, among a million of persons inhabiting the metropolis, there are, at least, twenty-five thousand children who attend these schools, and cost their parents as many pounds sterling, per annum. -Joseph Lancaster

Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive. -Kevin J. Anderson

President Johnson had a habit of throwing dollars at a question and the question would disappear. -Wilbur Mills

Part of the success of the show is that the audience sees themselves in the characters, becomes the characters. The more they inhabit the characters, the more they see. -Bebe Neuwirth

No part of the world can be truly understood without a knowledge of its garment of vegetation, for this determines not only the nature of the animal inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings. -Ellsworth Huntington

I first began to read religious books at school, and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old; and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer. -Francis W. Newman

But it is neither cannon nor bayonet that will do the worst damage to this city. No, this place will remember the war against our government just as long as there are inhabitants here. -Knute Nelson

My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits. -Eric Allin Cornell

My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well. -Eric Allin Cornell

As a reward of their clean living and good habits these great stars have been able to withstand the rigorous test of stamina and physical exertion and have thus successfully extended their most remarkable careers over a period of many strenuous years. -Major Taylor

The expense of a war could be paid in time; but the expense of opium, when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time. -Townsend Harris

To this day I always insist on working out a problem from the beginning without reading up on it first, a habit that sometimes gets me into trouble but just as often helps me see things my predecessors have missed. -Robert B. Laughlin

The question is not only what is grown but what it's used for. There's not going to be a mass transformation of dietary habits in rich countries-on the contrary, the first thing people do when they become more prosperous is to buy more meat. -Susan George

My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history. -Lynn Abbey

There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females. -Ezra Cornell

My habit of glorifying things far away in space and time, also contributed to my social isolation. -Luke Ford

While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Sarah Vowell

In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found. -Alfred Russel Wallace

It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them. -Alfred Russel Wallace

Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists. -Fred Thompson

As this is the first time I have had the floor, it may be well for me now to confess, that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men. -Gerrit Smith

An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes. -Hernan Cortes

We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex. -Marilu Henner

You've got to get good habits of working hard so that when that play comes up during the regular season that you're able to complete it and do it the right way. -Al Kaline

Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy. -Napoleon Hill

Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy. -Napoleon Hill

Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues. -Robert Smithson

It's great to see that celebrities can be just like us – that they too have their highs and lows, that they don't always wake up looking their best, that they have bad habits and annoying traits. -Shirley Jones

It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land. -Sitting Bull

After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished. -Christopher Columbus

Yet otters have not been hunters in water long enough for the habit to become an instinct. -Henry Williamson

I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door, or at my uncle's, on the dining table. -Patrick White

The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable. -Adolf Loos

When I came there I found all my family gone, for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place, which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants, which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place. -Christopher Gist

What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing. -Jay Inslee

There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill. -Richard Harding Davis

I made a habit always to hear the Indians; and although they very often lie to me, I do not show them any displeasure for it, for I do not believe them and I do not decide anything until I have found out the truth. -Antonio de Mendoza

I was conducted in the evening to a tavern where several of the weavers who advocate the principles of the People's Charter were in the habit of assembling. -Henry Mayhew

It's just like magic. When you live by yourself, all of your annoying habits are gone. -Merrill Markoe

This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood. -Michael Medved

In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis. -Dwight Yoakam

You get to where you kind of like it, and It's a habit That's hard to break. I still find myself sittin' in a cafe, like a pizza parlor. -Chris LeDoux

My own nature hovers between neurotic and paranoid. I've developed the habit of mentally listing things that make me optimistic about the future. I do it every day. -Martha Beck

I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction. -Steve Irwin

It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland, there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea. -Charles Lyell

Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits, are essentially a temperate people. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months. -Dee Hock

Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters. -Delia Smith

Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres. There was always interconnection, passion, love. But men and women didn't hang out at the end of the day and chat about what their day was like at the office. -Anita Diament

The most effective step that may be taken to increase the production of these crops is to enlarge the acreage devoted to them in the regions where they are grown habitually. -David F. Houston

The simplest principles become difficult of practice, when habits, formed in error, have been fixed by time, and the simplest truths hard to receive when prejudice has warped the mind. -Frances Wright

The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants, and the very foundation of government, law and order, are imperilled. -Ida B. Wells

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government. -Joe Baca

It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the result of a certain habituation, or of the influence of the mind. -Johannes P. Muller

There's a tendency to fall into certain habits, but if you tell yourself not to do that and if you don't stay there too long – I think if you start staying for too long, you tend to fall into certain bad habits, and I tried not to do that. -Josh Duhamel

I'm still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are, and I envy them. I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time, instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit. -Mike Krzyzewski

In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike. -Walter Pater

We need what I have often called an ecological approach to the management of these resources and we do not have that now. We have the inertia of past habits, unsustainable habits. -Maurice Strong

But what has America to boast? What are the graces or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What are their triumphs in war, or their inventions in peace? -Thomas Day

My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title. -Layne Staley

It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people. -Claude Chabrol

I'm trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I'll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon. -Corey Haim

In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely! -Edmund Husserl

We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation. -Edward Sapir

It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse. -John Drinkwater

Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object. -Henry Fuseli

I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby. I would find out which stories had been sold to be made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it. -Satyajit Ray

The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward. -Gene Tunney

I write with a mouse, because it has no psychological associations or memories or habits associated with it. -Fred Frith

These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime. -Giraldus Cambrensis

From several of the Indian tribes inhabiting the country bordering on Lake Erie purchases have been made of lands on conditions very favorable to the United States, and, as it is presumed, not less so to the tribes themselves. -James Monroe

I have accordingly considered it, and now appear not only in obedience to your order, but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town, who have presented another petition, and out of regard to the liberties of the subject. -James Otis

Turkeys, quails, and small birds, are here to be seen; but birds are not numerous in desart forests; they draw near to the habitations of men, as I have constantly observed in all my travels. -William Bartram

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -Eustace Budgell

Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week. -Victoria Woodhull

Architecture is inhabited sculpture. -Constantin Brancusi

The greatest object in educating is to give a right habit of study. -Maria Mitchell

When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy. There had never before been any star in that place in the sky. -Tycho Brahe

It seems difficult, sometimes, to believe that there was a time when sentiments now become habitual, sentiments that imply not only the original imperative of conduct, but the original metaphysic of living, were by no means altogether habitual. -Lascelles Abercrombie

The pains of disconcerted or frustrated habits, and the inherent pleasure there is in following them, are motives which nature has put into our wills without generally caring to inform us why; and she sometimes decrees, indeed, that her reasons shall not be ours. -Chauncey Wright

If we are able to get inside the music and inhabit it convincingly enough, it will cause everyone to find each other in this new psychological space. And that's most exciting. -Michael Tilson Thomas

Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense. -Andrew Coyle Bradley

Natural Selection never made it come to pass, as a habit of nature, that an unsupported stone should move downwards rather than upwards. It applies to no part of inorganic nature, and is very limited even in the phenomena of organic life. -Chauncey Wright

The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country. -Bhumibol Adulyadej

Joe Kennedy isn't in the habit of having incompetents around. I wouldn't have lasted three months if I didn't have some ability. -Sargent Shriver

In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire, brought under one government a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants. -John Boyd Orr

The real pleasure was having the chance to enjoy being weightless, and the other was to spend some time looking out at this beautiful Earth that we're all lucky to inhabit. -Robert Crippen

The habit of building houses upon piles, which was first forced upon the people by the position they had chosen, was afterwards followed as a matter of taste, just as it is in Holland. -Edward Burnett Tylor

It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct. -Elihu Root

In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live. -Fanny Kemble

The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal. -David Brin

I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being. -Claire Danes

The nice thing about the world that I've been able to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom. Not all artists really get that. -Brad Paisley

I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit. -Allyson Schwartz

We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps. -Vinoba Bhave

Increased awareness and education could be a great help toward improving spending and saving habits and increasing participation and contribution levels to retirement plans. -Ron Lewis

We are on Sunday night because that is where they put us 30-odd years ago. I think we became a habit. -Morley Safer

Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me. -David Guterson

I wouldn't say I've changed my mind. I changed some of my natural habits, some of my natural character. -Kurt Masur

A change in bad habits leads to a change in life. -Jenny Craig

I am not a creature of habit. -Tony Visconti

A collection of huts surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and in the huts lived 500 of the original inhabitants of our area. And so it went with many country towns around Australia. -Phillip Noyce

For example, in my district there are visitors from all over the world who are drawn to our beautiful beaches, recreational lakes, habitat wildlife preserves and golf courses. -Mark Foley

Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive. -Catherine Helen Spence

I can inhabit any character in a way that is difficult to do successfully in a contemporary novel. -Rose Tremain

The Inhabitants of Carolina, thro' the Richness of the Soil, live an easy and pleasant Life. -John Lawson

Cigarettes are not a part of human behaviour, they are a habit. -Joe Eszterhas

I'm a creature of habit. I go to restaurants all the time and stuff. -Jason Schwartzman

When I came out, and for many years afterwards, it had become a habit for me to sit and read and read and read, like an obsession. I would take 20 books, and not come out until I'd finished them. It took me a while to change that habit. -Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. -June Jordan

If it is indeed impossible – or at least very difficult – to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart. -J. M. Coetzee

Iceland, though it lies so far to the north that it is partly within the Arctic Circle, is, like Norway, Scotland, and Ireland, affected by the Gulf Stream, so that considerable portions of it are quite habitable. -Harry Johnston

I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize. I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits, I have the same friends. -Jose Saramago

I had this habit of an academic of answering the question. I should have fobbed it off. -John Hewson

Like, they know that I have a habit of rubbing my earlobes, I've been doing it since I was two. -Balthazar Getty

Law in general is human reason, inasmuch as it governs all the inhabitants of the earth: the political and civil laws of each nation ought to be only the particular cases in which human reason is applied. -Montesquieu

I don't make a habit of watching tennis matches, but I try to watch all the major finals. I try to make time for that. So unless I have something going with the kids where I can't, I try to watch, and I enjoy that. -Ivan Lendl

Various Turkish people invaded southwest Asia during the Middle Ages and carved an empire for themselves from lands occupied by the indigenous Semitic and Indo-European inhabitants. -John Shimkus

We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other. -Audre Lorde

There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams. -Kenneth H. Cooper

I've been into the habit of freezing white grapes and using them as a snack. Instead of eating peanuts or popcorn or something like that or pretzels, I just eat the white grapes. -Mike Ditka

Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends. -Alphonsus Liguori

The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey. -Ernest Thompson Seton

Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living. -Mariel Hemingway

I've retired so many times now it's getting to be a habit. -Dick Van Dyke

You know, I'm almost out of the habit of watching episodic television now. -Dick Van Dyke

One likes to think that one anticipates changes in the spaces we inhabit, and our ideas about space. -Jasper Johns

And I think of that again as I've written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that – you know, I come from a generation that wasn't – didn't have a lot of food. -Joan Collins

The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last Letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent. -George Catlin

For me, habit is just a synonym for death. -Juliette Binoche

I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them. -Pierre Loti

You lose your habitual behavior, which allowed you to sort of zone out. You have to be here, you have to be now, you have to be present. -Sally Field

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity. -Simon Newcomb

For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy. -Charles Kuralt

Be in the habit of experimenting with your clothing so that you don't get stuck for life with a self-image developed over the course of high school. -Marilyn vos Savant

Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed? -Marilyn vos Savant

Make a habit of canceling every subscription to anything you don't have time to read. -Marilyn vos Savant

Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained – they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that. -Al Franken

I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don't want to do. -Wynton Marsalis

So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality. -Susan Sarandon

Every time I would open my mouth to sing, everybody was paying attention to me. It became a habit. -Nana Mouskouri

In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals. They are two separate worlds. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

The golden hour of invention must terminate like other hours, and when the man of genius returns to the cares, the duties, the vexations, and the amusements of life, his companions behold him as one of themselves – the creature of habits and infirmities. -Isaac D'Israeli

Russia contains one fourth of the inhabitants of all Europe, and one half of the entire number of Israelites. -Isaac Mayer Wise

I think that each of us inhabits a private world that others cannot see. The only difference between the writer and the reader is that the writer is able to dramatise that private world. -John McGahern

Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state. -Alcee Hastings

The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery. -William Kingdon Clifford

Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen, whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects of antiquity it contains, or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and its picturesque appearance. -Marguerite Gardiner

We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture. -Moshe Sharett

The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury. -Ray Stannard Baker

One researcher just determined that African and Indian elephants make each other sick. When a new animal or plant is introduced to a habitat bad things happen. The biggest danger to native wildlife is foreign wildlife. -Robert T. Bakker

Men even contract the dirty, filthy habit of chewing tobacco, and when the habit gets a good hold upon them they are never satisfied except when they have a wad of the stuff in their mouth. So with drinking. It is largely a habit. -Thomas Jordan Jarvis

Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes. -Todd Tiahrt

There is nothing so habit-forming as money. -Don Marquis

Good habits are worth being fanatical about. -John Irving

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs. -Marlene Dietrich

Things start out as hopes and end up as habits. -Lillian Hellman

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. -Aristotle

Winning is a habit. -Leo Durocher

I got nasty habits; I take tea at three. -Mick Jagger

Character is long-standing habit. -Plutarch

Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine. -George Gurdjieff

Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Successful people are simply those with successful habits. -Brian Tracy

Yet habit – strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish? -Herman Melville

Make it your habit not to be critical about small things. -Edward Everett Hale

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants. -Jessamyn West

A city becomes a world when one loves one of its inhabitants. -Lawrence Durrell

The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought. -Peter Ustinov

Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why. -Henry Van Dyke

The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon. -Anthony Burgess

Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work. -Clarence Darrow

You've got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in 7-Eleven. -Dennis Miller

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds – habits and novelty. -Jean de la Bruyere

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. -Warren Buffett

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits. -Charles Darwin

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. -Samuel Johnson

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. -William James

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event. -Brian Tracy

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. -Mark Twain

It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature. -Christopher Morley

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. -Albert Einstein

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'. -Wayne Dyer

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland – and no other. -Emil Cioran

Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted. -Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking. -Ernest Dimnet

I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted. -William Hazlitt

Hunger also changes the world – when eating can't be a habit, then neither can seeing. -Maxine Hong Kingston

Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of. -Tom Holt

Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life. -James A. Garfield

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes. -Mary Martin

Once you get into the habit of work, you can be more productive in the things you want to do. -Adrian Grenier

We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort. -Christopher Morley

I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them. -Judith Wright

Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex. -Norman Vincent Peale

Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment. -G. Stanley Hall

The world is… the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself. -Maurice Merleau-Ponty

A quality is something capable of being completely embodied. A law never can be embodied in its character as a law except by determining a habit. A quality is how something may or might have been. A law is how an endless future must continue to be. -Charles Sanders Peirce

Old habits are strong and jealous. -Dorothea Brande

It is a drastic mistake to eliminate the provisions that have to do with the protection of habitat for endangered species. It is my opinion that the Endangered Species Act is 99 percent about protecting critical habitat. -Jim Saxton

If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire. -Mason Cooley

Even the most fickle are faithful to a few bad habits. -Mason Cooley

While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings. -Henry David Thoreau

Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape! -Henry David Thoreau

I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty. -Arthur Conan Doyle

The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance. -Honore de Balzac

What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts. -George Bernard Shaw

Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural. -Sallust

A habit does not a monk make. -Francois Rabelais

There are no good or bad habits. All habits are, by definition, bad. -Jose Bergamin

Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you. -Ovid

Must swear off from swearing. Bad habit. -Rutherford B. Hayes

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human. -Honore de Balzac

Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state. -William James

Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit. -Salman Rushdie

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. -Aristotle

The time at our disposal each day is elastic; the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it. -Marcel Proust

Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home. -John Dewey

Out of my discomforts, which were small enough, grew one thing for which I have all my life been grateful, the formation of fixed habits of work. -Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor. -Laurence Sterne

The UN declaration on human rights must always be first in line before religion or other cultural habits, in case of any conflict between them. -Bjorn Ulvaeus

Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all. -Michael J. Fox

One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us. -Emil Cioran

Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits. -Walter Bagehot

Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature. -Blaise Pascal

One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. There's always more than you can cope with. -Marshall McLuhan

To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring. -Emil Cioran

You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear. -Aldous Huxley

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise. -Charles Sanders Peirce

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself. -Bertrand Russell

Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny. -Jimmy Carter

I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars. -Johannes Kepler

Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The only way people are going to change their car buying habits, and the only way government will get behind alternatively fueled vehicles, is if gasoline prices continue to go up. -Alexandra Paul

If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated. -Paul Williams

Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express. -George A. Smith

Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too. -Alfred Doblin

All over the land are vast and handsome pastures, with good grass for cattle, and it strikes me the soil would be very fertile were the country inhabited and improved by reasonable people. -Alvar N. C. de Vaca

For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year, we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days at the turn of the New Year we look at our own. It is a good habit. -Arthur Hays Sulzberger

I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited. -Patrick Stewart

Your desired behavior must become just as much a habit as your undesired behavior was before. -Mike Hawkins

It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit. -Janet Napolitano

People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course, that's both liberating and alarming. -Rem Koolhaas

At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure. -Seamus Heaney

I am a smoker, I'm ashamed to say. I had given it up for many years, then picked it up again. It's a horrible habit. I struggle with myself all the time. And I love to smoke. -Melissa Leo

The problem is when that fun stuff becomes the habit. And I think that's what's happened in our culture. Fast food has become the everyday meal. -Michelle Obama

I don't analyze what I'm doing. I've read convincing interpretations of my work, and sometimes I've noticed something that I wasn't aware of, but I think, at this point, people read into my work out of habit. Or I'm just very, very smart. -Cindy Sherman

What you do on the court, off the court, in the classroom, it's all the same. Your habits, the way you treat class, your relationships – it's all the same. Do it right or don't do it. -Allan Houston

I don't want to be overdramatic about it, but I'm starting to see a lot of my bad habits get the best of me. -Ben Gibbard

I've been doing this since I was 10 years old, inhabiting different people and playing different roles. -Don Cheadle

In the end, a new Americanization movement can't just be about listing our privileges and immunities, which we catalog in our laws. It also has to be about reinforcing our duties, which we convey in our habits. -Eric Liu

The Boomers have modeled a set of bad habits, and one grand gesture is not going to unwind all those bad habits. -Eric Liu

I kind of peak at how far I can push my body, and then I run out of determination for the habit and start easing off. It's really just a lack of focus and discipline. -Sean Astin

I think if you stop bad habits, and you stop long enough, you develop good habits. -Jordan Knight

Over the last four years, I've made a habit of coming into my office in the morning and just getting to work. -Seth Green

My worst habit used to be smoking but I quit. -Katherine Heigl

If there's friends around, I'll cook. Or if I have a girlfriend. But on my own I kind of fell out of the habit of it, and it's a shame really because I know it's good for me. It's something quite therapeutic. -Michael Fassbender

I've never been to a festival. I'm a creature of habit, mashed-potato comfort, I like rugs. Our sofa's squishy. Maybe too squishy – it's hard to get up sometimes. -Martin Freeman

Bad shopping habits die hard. -Tori Spelling

I got on the scale and I weighed around 203. I'm only 5'7. I was about to turn 30, and I wasn't active anymore. So I started working with a nutritionist and a trainer. I played basketball twice a week. And soon it all just became a habit for me. I became addicted to something good for a change. -Jerry Ferrara

Your social networks may matter more than your genetic networks. But if your friends have healthy habits you are more likely to as well. So get healthy friends. -Mark Hyman

It turns out that the 'Cry It Out' method of baby sleep training, where you ignore that your kid is screaming, crying and turning 40 shades of purple so that she can break herself out of the habit of being spoiled and cuddled to sleep, does more harm – way more – than good. -Denene Millner

I get inhabited by a character and then you mourn it. There's a period of mourning for me, definitely. -Eric Bana

If you can jump up onstage and make people laugh, shouldn't you also be able to inhabit a character? -Eric Bana

When you're doing that TV thing, you're doing the same thing for years and years. You can fall into bad habits as an actor and I think it can take a toll on your ability to act, which I think is scary. -Rory Cochrane

Dictators are ludicrous characters, and, you know, in my career and in my life, I've always enjoyed sort of inhabiting these ludicrous, larger-than-life characters that somehow exist in the real world. -Sacha Baron Cohen

Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it's based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal. -Alton Brown

If I'm not working, I have a habit of becoming rather insular. -Catherine McCormack

I can't sit around doing nothing. If I'm not working, I have a habit of becoming rather insular. -Catherine McCormack

Oceans are one of the most important things in the world now and that is a national security threat of the United States of America, to be honest with you. That is why seeing the habitat destroyed is so short-sighted by us. -Ian Somerhalder

In Riyadh, there's going to be a huge project that will house at least 12,000 units with inhabitants of approximately 150,000 people. It's like a city within a city. -Al-Waleed bin Talal

I think, first of all, you know, Washington has a bad habit of a very short attention span. -Claire McCaskill

I think my least healthy habit is running around too much. And I think I'm getting better about it as I'm getting older. -Cynthia Nixon

I feel that between my experience and my mother's, breast cancer is a little bit like someone who lives next door. I know what that person looks like and what their daily habits are. -Cynthia Nixon

It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue – but I would argue it nevertheless – that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music – both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing – is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another. -A. N. Wilson

One of my timesaving habits is to save all of my magazines and junk mail for airplane trips. I walk on the plane with a very heavy bundle, but by the time the trip is over, it can all be thrown away. -Renee Fleming

I'm a coffee enthusiast. I try not to have too many bad habits. -Taylor Hanson

I believe that parents need to make nutrition education a priority in their home environment. It's crucial for good health and longevity to instill in your children sound eating habits from an early age. -Cat Cora

Each season I find myself constantly inspired by 'The Biggest Loser' contestants. Their tenacity and willingness to learn new, healthy habits is tremendous and the results speak for themselves. I am honored to be part of such an inspiring program that helps inspire positive change in so many lives. -Curtis Stone

There's something very addictive about people pleasing. It's a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate. -Anne Hathaway

Japanese people have a funny habit of abbreviating names. -Shigeru Miyamoto

I've developed a karaoke habit. I've become a crooner. -Serena Williams

Slovenia wishes that Montenegro will continue successfully its way towards European integration and will reach peaceful co-habitation with other former Yugoslav peoples within a united Europe. -Janez Drnovsek

It is hard to get in the habit of forcing yourself to find three things on a regular basis that you are grateful for. -Deborah Norville

I'm very much a creature of habit. -Eminem

Well I think a lot of times we're putting things off and I'm going to do it later. I'm going to break this bad habit or I'm going to pursue this dream or I'm going to treat my spouse better. -Joel Osteen

It's a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes. -Michael Jordan

I got into this little habit of architecture and building. I designed a house in Colorado and one in Hawaii. The idea is supposed to be build and sell – but then I can never bring myself to sell them. -Trey Parker

It's unfortunate, you know, that you can't change people's – habits, their personal habits. -Linda McMahon

While they're in WWE, we absolutely have a health and wellness policy. I'll probably always say 'we,' even though I've resigned as the CEO. It's kind of hard to break a 30-year habit. -Linda McMahon

For generations, people have come to U.S. shores to seek opportunity. It's what my grandfather did a century ago, when he came to Seattle, and worked as a houseboy just one mile from the Washington State governor's mansion that I was privileged to inhabit for eight years. -Gary Locke

The scariest thought in the world is that someday I'll wake up and realize I've been sleepwalking through my life: underappreciating the people I love, making the same hurtful mistakes over and over, a slave to neuroses, fear, and the habitual. -George Saunders

What appeals to me? There are things, points of view, uses of the language, habits of dress, ways of thought and believing that came to me from my grandparents and came to them from theirs. Things that are of good use in any situation, no matter what the future may hold. -Tommy Lee Jones

I began to think that if you're a stutterer, it's about inhabiting silence, emptiness, and nothingness. -Tom Hooper

The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing. -Deepak Chopra

We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity. -Desmond Tutu

Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. -Carlos Santana

Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious. -David Attenborough

As a matter of fact, I get a little concerned about some of my anti-social habits. -Julie Bowen

Ants are the dominant insects of the world, and they've had a great impact on habitats almost all over the land surface of the world for more than 50-million years. -E. O. Wilson

I'm not very good at being domesticated. I've tried. The domestic life I find claustrophobic – the rituals and habits and patterns. -Ralph Fiennes

I read books more than I go out. As a matter of fact, I get a little concerned about some of my anti-social habits. I will choose a night with Somerset Maugham or Russell Banks over a crowded bar any day. -Julie Bowen

Research gathered over recent years has highlighted the countless benefits to people, wildlife and the environment that come from planting trees and creating new woodland habitat. It's obvious trees are good things. -Clive Anderson

I really enjoy what I do, and who I'm with and where I am. Having said that, I'm not really a person of habit, because what I do in my job is travel around the world and play concerts to people, and occasionally do very weird things. -Robert Smith

Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don't judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family. -Madonna Ciccone

For all my friends in the media who like quotes, mark this quote down. From this day on I'd like to be known as 'The Big Aristotle' because Aristotle once said, 'Excellence is not a singular act; it's a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.' -Shaquille O'Neal

The ordinary American – as far as I can tell – knows so much less than he did fifty years ago and has such poor work habits compared with fifty years ago that the average multiplicand of knowledge/capabilities is a much smaller number than it was in 1961. -Ben Stein

You gotta eat right, you gotta have healthy habits, you know, and balance out your decadence with a healthy lifestyle during the day. -Talib Kweli

I have always liked running, so it wasn't particularly difficult to make it a habit. All you need is a pair of running shoes and you can do it anywhere. It does not require anybody to do it with, and so I found the sport perfectly fits me as a person who tends to be independent and individualistic. -Haruki Murakami

I wanted to have a personal life that I fully inhabited, not because I am such a great mom, but for me. -Helen Hunt

I can't predict how reading habits will change. But I will say that the greatest loss is the paper archive – no more a great stack of manuscripts, letters, and notebooks from a writer's life, but only a tiny pile of disks, little plastic cookies where once were calligraphic marvels. -Paul Theroux

In all fields of creativity you see the result of work that has become habit. Where the creative impulse has become flaccid or has died out altogether, and yet because it is our work and our life we continue to do it. -Daniel Day-Lewis

I have the same friends and the same bad habits. -Nate Silver

We habitually engage in meddling with nature. Until this century most of this meddling was good. Witness the preservation of the European countryside. But since then we've smoked it up and littered it and dumped too much in too many waters. I don't think it's our privilege to behave this way. -Lewis Thomas

I am a creature of habit. -Jennifer Aniston

Well I do think there are people who are habitually negative and depressed and take the opposite approach because they imagine the worst, and their minds become dominated by that. They let their own emotions and expectations transform their perceptions of the world. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Nature surrounds us, from parks and backyards to streets and alleyways. Next time you go out for a walk, tread gently and remember that we are both inhabitants and stewards of nature in our neighbourhoods. -David Suzuki

Humans are an infant species, a mere 150,000 years old. But, armed with a massive brain, we've not only survived, we've used our wits to adapt to and flourish in habitats as varied as deserts, Arctic tundra, tropical rainforests, wetlands and high mountain ranges. -David Suzuki

If we do not change our negative habits toward climate change, we can count on worldwide disruptions in food production, resulting in mass migration, refugee crises and increased conflict over scarce natural resources like water and farm land. This is a recipe for major security problems. -Michael Franti

Chi Chi Rodriguez had as good a pair of hands as anybody I ever saw, and more shots than you can imagine. But Chi Chi had a habit of turning simple shots into difficult ones. -Lee Trevino

Also, because schools must teach the spirit of goodwill, the habit of helping others around you, every class should have this rule: students, if you bring software to class you may not keep it for yourself. -Richard Stallman

It's not a huge surprise that there are habitations at the bottom of the Black Sea. -Robert Ballard

I have some weird habits. For instance, I love beets. Show me a salad bar and I will clean them out of their beets. -Chris Pratt

When I was in theater I was forever trying to inhabit a space which puts yourself under the microscope as an actor and your personality and your take on life, but actually through another portal of a character. -Andy Serkis

We have this habit of romanticizing the lives of writers. I remember when I was a kid, I was like, 'I want to be Kurt Vonnegut.' -John Green

I've directed a couple of times in the theater, but I wouldn't make a habit of it because it's too consuming. -Brian Cox

Women tend to break the network of friends they make, but it is a habit that men have learned. It is an approach to life that involves planning almost without thinking about it. And men sustain this. I came from a northern grammar school. I had a good education, but I didn't have a good network. -Pauline Neville-Jones

My tendency as an actor was to correct people, was to say, 'What if we tried it this way, what about if we tried that way?' That's terrible habit for an actor, but that's a good habit for director. So I became a director. -David Mamet

Culture exists and evolves to relegate to habit categories of interactions the constant conscious reference to which would make human interaction impossible. -David Mamet

International markets are much bigger than the U.S. In Sweden we have 9 million inhabitants, and if you're successful in Sweden, you're not successful – it's such a small market. -Niklas Zennstrom

I was always on the go, and thought I was too busy to develop something like this. I thought at the time that diabetes went along with bad habits, but I was the last one in my family to eat junk food. -Angie Stone

Everything is a process… some of our eating habits consist of things we can't change, but if we modify it a little and put some exercise in there, we can really make a difference. -Doug E. Fresh

I have no business being a journalist. I'm the least, I'm the least – I'm the most trusting, I absolutely make a habit of believing anything that anybody tells me about themselves. I've never had any reason in the world to think that anyone has wanted to harm me, or lie to me. I believe whatever is being sold, most of the time. -Elizabeth Gilbert

Even though disciplined sleeping habits and the adrenalin of live radio ensures that we are very awake while on duty, there is evidence of a phenomenon called circadian desynchronosis which causes one's brain to function slowly at those times of day when it thinks it should be asleep, regardless how wide awake the body is. -Evan Davis

In 2005, before I was president, the state of Bolivia had only $300 million from hydrocarbons. Last year, 2007, the Bolivian state – after the nationalization, after changing the law – Bolivia received $1,930 million. For a small country with nearly 10 million inhabitants, this allows us to increase the national economy. -Evo Morales

I don't always have the best eating habits. I like butter and ice cream. There are days when I should work out and I don't. But it's never too late to change old habits. -Florence Griffith Joyner

In the comic-book world, there tends to be an overblown sense of tradition. Bad habits die hard. There are ways I think the form could work more effectively if we lost the bad habits that were created before we were born. -Frank Miller

The chances of a person breaking through their own habits and sloth and limited mind to actually write something that gets out there and matters to people are slim. -George Saunders

My habit would have been to veer towards the dark – to prove I was something; edgy, or maybe to prove that I was cognisant of the dark side. Now, with age and confidence, I can say, yeah, that's true, but I am cognisant of the fact that people can do things well. And can be more loving than you expect. -George Saunders

Ratings have changed, viewer habits have changed and the options for the audience have grown enormously, but I don't think how you tell a story is fundamentally different. -J. J. Abrams

I have always worked from that place, that if you are going to inhabit someone and get under their eyes, you need to have empathy. -Dominic Cooper

So much of our lives are defined by habit or what the guy next to us is doing, never wondering and knowing who and what we support with our actions, from the detergent Mom always used, to my favorite dish I make… A lot of my life is unexamined habit. -Kristin Bauer van Straten

I think everyone remembers how certain Russian bureaucrats used to work against the Ukrainian opposition; I think it is hard to drop old habits. -Yulia Tymoshenko

We all fall into our habits, our routines, our ruts. They're used quite often, consciously or unconsciously, to avoid living, to avoid doing the messy part of having relationships with other people, of dealing with a person next to us. That's why we can all be in a room on our cell phones and not have to deal with one another. -Andrew Stanton

During the summers, when I'm in Maine, I work at a desk that's located beyond all tendrilly wi-fi reaches. It takes me a few days to break the constant e-mail-checking habit, then I find I don't want to check my e-mail ever, and often don't for days. -Heidi Julavits

My family had a habit of collecting creatures that didn't always want to be pets. The first animal I can remember was a Lab named Zoe. -Peter Dinklage

We need a better way to talk about eating animals, a way that doesn't ignore or even just shruggingly accept things like habits, cravings, family and history but rather incorporates them into the conversation. The more they are allowed in, the more able we will be to follow our best instincts. -Jonathan Safran Foer

Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity. -Jonathan Safran Foer

For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's futures. And we are all mortal. -John F. Kennedy

When you're literally carrying a child you can cut back on bad habits. -Jemima Kirke

I'm taking better care of myself by eating healthy, exercising and doing my best to keep my stress level down as well as role modeling good habits for my kids. -Monica Potter

I'm a person who likes habit and knowing what my job is. -Jane Lynch

A novel with a bad middle is a bad book. A bad ending is something I've just gotten in the habit of forgiving. -Lev Grossman

I don't really distinguish between sympathy and honesty when I'm writing. The two go together – I'm interested in inhabiting my characters, seeing the world through their eyes. -Tom Perrotta

Here's a habit I never thought I'd develop: I gravitate to anything online that's marked 'most popular' or 'most e-mailed.' And I hate myself a little bit every time I do. -Susan Orlean

I finally overcame my phobia, and now I approach flying with a sort of studied boredom – a learned habit, thanks to my learn-to-fly-calmly training – but like all former flying phobics, I retain a weird and feverish fascination with aviation news, especially bad news. -Susan Orlean

All of those broken bones in northern Japan, all of those broken lives and those broken homes prompt us to remember what in calmer times we are invariably minded to forget: the most stern and chilling of mantras, which holds, quite simply, that mankind inhabits this earth subject to geological consent – which can be withdrawn at any time. -Simon Winchester

To be perfectly honest the old habits, specifically deadlines, still very much inform what I do. I am brutally disciplined about getting manuscripts in on time. -Simon Winchester

Writing stories is the habit of lying put to good use. -Julianna Baggott

Back in high school, there was something fun and dangerous about inhabiting a different personality. -Tim Heidecker

I've always been fascinated and stared at maps for hours as a kid. I've especially been most intrigued by the uninhabited or lonelier places on the planet. Like Greenland, for instance, or just recently flying over Alaska and a chain of icy, mountainous islands, uninhabited. -Andrew Bird

I remember vividly what it's like to read as a 10-year-old – that passionate inhabiting of a book. -China Mieville

The biggest moment of flexibility in our shopping habits is when we have a child, because all of your old routines go out the window, and suddenly a marketer can come in and sell you new things. -Charles Duhigg

I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don't think so. -Marilyn Monroe

At the end of the day, my natural habitat is in a car and I am happiest in that environment. -Maria de Villota

If the moral good of fiction stems mainly from a habit of mind it inculcates in the reader, styles are neither good nor bad, and to describe some fictional enterprises as false is pointless. -Mary Gordon

Write every day, just to keep in the habit, and remember that whatever you have written is neither as good nor as bad as you think it is. Just keep going, and tell yourself that you will fix it later. -Jane Smiley

If every inhabitant of a liberal democracy believes in liberal democracy, then it doesn't matter what creed or colour they are. -Martin Amis

Everything seems fine until you're about 40. Then something is definitely beginning to go wrong. And you look in the mirror with your old habit of thinking, 'While I accept that everyone grows old and dies, it's a funny thing, but I'm an exception to that rule.' -Martin Amis

From the viewpoint of political power, culture is absolutely vital. So vital, indeed, that power cannot operate without it. It is culture, in the sense of the everyday habits and beliefs of a people, which beds power down, makes it appear natural and inevitable, turns it into spontaneous reflex and response. -Terry Eagleton

Whether or not we are religious, respecting others should be seen as just as important as looking out for ourselves, yet it requires discipline to change our bad habits that cause pain to animals. -Ingrid Newkirk

Democrats inhabit the low shores of Puget Sound, mostly on its eastern side, in a ragged trail of port-cities that stretches from Bellingham, close to the Canadian border, through Everett, Seattle, and Tacoma, to Olympia, the state capital, at the southern end of the sound. -Jonathan Raban

With acting, I've got a character to inhabit. You've got to think about your intentions and your directions. In modeling, even though there's an act to it, a good model is a good model. For me it's uncomfortable territory. You start to feel quite insecure about yourself. There's nothing between you and the camera, and it's just you. -Max Irons

I've got my dad's height and smoking habit. But I think I've got my mum's looks and sensibilities. -Max Irons

American power confers benefits on most inhabitants of the planet, even on many who dislike it and some who actively oppose it, because the United States plays a major, constructive, and historically unprecedented role in the world. -Michael Mandelbaum

Access to books and the encouragement of the habit of reading: these two things are the first and most necessary steps in education and librarians, teachers and parents all over the country know it. It is our children's right and it is also our best hope and their best hope for the future. -Michael Morpurgo

Most American media outlets that are controlled by Jews seem to be reflexively, or at least habitually, anti-Israel. -Conrad Black

I am a type-2 diabetic, and they took me off medication simply because I ate right and exercised. Diabetes is not like a cancer, where you go in for chemo and radiation. You can change a lot through a basic changing of habits. -Sherri Shepherd

We're all just a bundle of habits shaped by our memories. And to the extent that we control our lives, we do so by gradually altering those habits, which is to say the networks of our memory. No lasting joke, or invention, or insight, or work of art was ever produced by an external memory. Not yet, at least. -Joshua Foer

Because I write fiction, I don't write autobiography, and to me they are very different things. The first-person narrative is a very intimate thing, but you are not addressing other people as 'I' – you are inhabiting that 'I.' -Kate Atkinson

When people move from poor countries to America, they quickly adapt in at least one way – their consumption habits. -Gary Bauer

It's an unhealthy habit to say that life is what you make of it, and if you want to be happy, then you can be happy. That's just rubbish, basically. -Mike Leigh

You don't want to play a character you can't inhabit or commit to fully. -Stockard Channing

To be perfectly honest with you, I was partying a lot in school. I didn't have any good study habits from high school because I just kind of got by on being a jock. -Michael Biehn

I'm a creature of habit, so I like going to boutiques, rather than larger stores, where I know I'll find something that suits me every time. -Jane Asher

Dating co-stars is natural. When you're working with someone, it's habit. -Rachel Bilson

There is no such thing as a crazy dog person in New York. Are there people who are completely insane about their dogs? Hordes. But cat people may as well have whiskers and tails themselves. That's because their pets' lack of social need taps straight into our worst fears as the human inhabitants of New York. -Sloane Crosley

Cohabitation seems a greater leap in cities because it's all the harder to extract oneself if things turn sour. It's what keeps otherwise functional adults living with their mothers. -Sloane Crosley

New Yorkers have a delightfully narcissistic habit of assuming that if they're not conscious of a scene, it doesn't exist. -Sloane Crosley

You need to put what you learn into practice and do it over and over again until it's a habit. I always say, 'Seeing is not believing. Doing is believing.' There is a lot to learn about fitness, nutrition and emotions, but once you do, you can master them instead of them mastering you. -Brett Hoebel

Procrastination is probably my worst habit out of many. Especially when it comes to paperwork. -Tom Conti

I think that the 'laws of nature' are also prone to evolve; I think they are more like habits than laws. -Rupert Sheldrake

A lot of foreign people say, when asking about eating habits, 'What is your guilty pleasure?' I have no guilt. Whatever I do, I enjoy and it's the point. I think if you start to feel guilty about it, that's a problem. So, no guilty pleasures. I have pleasure and no guilt at all. -Eric Ripert

There are so many young women who tip over into being a facsimile: they don't really inhabit their lives or their bodies. -Susie Orbach

When you have God-given talent, I think that that kind of hinders your practice habits and that's what I think it did to me. -Tracy McGrady

I used to wear sweats and a T-shirt to auditions, but my agent would yell at me and tell me I had to look nice and presentable. So I had to drop that habit. -Kellan Lutz

I'm a praying atheist. When I hear an ambulance siren, I ask for a blessing for those people in trouble, knowing that no one's listening. I think it's just a habit of mindfulness. -Geraldine Brooks

I've never really focused on if I had good habits when I sang or if I had bad habits, or if I was breathing correctly. So, I started doing vocal exercises and would stretch out before I sang, stuff to help my breathing. It's funny, you breathe your whole life then you find out you're not doing it correctly. -Rodney Atkins

One of my goals is to allow readers to see my characters and the world they inhabit as vividly as possible. -Ron Rash

I'll be out having a good time and stick my gum on the side of my cup – I know, it's a horrible habit – and people will steal the cup. -Jenna Jameson

Poor eating habits developed at an early age lead to a lifetime of real health consequences. -Richard J. Codey

School is where children spend most of their time, and it is where we lay the foundation for healthy habits. That's why New Jersey is the first state to adopt a comprehensive school nutrition policy that bans candy, soda, and other junk food. -Richard J. Codey

For a long time, I had a crazy girl dating habit. -Eli Roth

I got in the habit of giving away a book as soon as I've finished it because I lived in a housing co-op at Cambridge and had no space to keep books. -Emma Donoghue

It's fun when you create a world to inhabit it and see the other characters from grounds eye view. -Mike White

It is absolutely right for the state to define the rights and status of people cohabiting in different forms of relationships, including civil partnerships. -Justin Welby

Surfing the Internet every day has become a habit for many leaders and officials, including myself. -Li Yuanchao

The Chinese have a habit of reading. Many families regard books as the most valuable family asset. -Li Yuanchao

The working class of England today have no vision of society beyond the acquisitive – no version of themselves or their habits as anything other than transitional, on their way up or on their way out. The working class, at best, is a waiting room for people who aim to become middle class if possible. -Andrew O'Hagan

Because you can't write habitually and well all the time, you have to be willing to write badly. That's how you get the regularity that enables you to be present for the good stuff. -Jennifer Egan

I've read and heard that some of the most inspiring vocal interpreters adhere habitually to one rule: Always think the lyrics as you're singing them, so that the sentiment is always appropriate and heartfelt. -Brandi Carlile

By providing our young children with opportunities for free, child-directed play, along with proper nutrition, we are setting them up for a lifetime of healthy habits, versus interventions needed later in life. -Darell Hammond

It's not superstition, but I do everything exactly the same on game days. I'm a creature of habit. I eat the same breakfast, and then I drive the same way to practice. Then I come back and eat the same exact same lunch before every game. -Kris Humphries

I can't imagine not reporting. It's such a habit of mind for me, I do it even in my social life. If I'm nervous at a party, I just start interviewing people. -Lorraine Adams

I know that for every reader who has lost the habit or can't find the time, there are people who've never enjoyed reading and question the value of literature, either as entertainment or education, or believe that a love of books, and of fiction in particular, is sentimental or frivolous. -David Nicholls

To me the ego is the habitual and compulsive thought processes that go through everybody's mind continuously. External things like possessions or memories or failures or successes or achievements. Your personal history. -Eckhart Tolle

I have no writing habit. I work when I feel like it, and I work when I have to – mostly the latter. -Barbara Mertz

I have to admit that talking authoritatively about my students' stories can make me feel, at times, like an astronaut who has just landed on a new planet and insists on giving guided tours to its inhabitants. -Etgar Keret

People know Detroit for the cars, but the suburban areas of the city are really beautiful. It's much more inhabitable than people think. Many believe it's like Berlin at the end of World War II. -Leonard Slatkin

When I create characters, I create a world to inhabit and they begin to feel very real for me. I don't belong in a psych ward, I don't think, but they become very real, like my own family, and then I have to say goodbye, close the door, and work on other things. -Lois Lowry

There are as many Democrats that are guilty as Republicans and their spending habits. And the fact is, is that Washington is just broken. -Sarah Steelman

The essence of procrastination lies in not doing what you think you should be doing, a mental contortion that surely accounts for the great psychic toll the habit takes on people. This is the perplexing thing about procrastination: although it seems to involve avoiding unpleasant tasks, indulging in it generally doesn't make people happy. -James Surowiecki

Our notions of self-determination are, on the whole, something of a myth. We are governed almost exclusively by our own peculiar habits, which makes those who rail against them that much more remarkable. -Jasper Fforde

I don't have any expensive habits. I'm not a car collector or any of that nonsense. But I'd love to be incredibly wealthy for no reason at all. -John Lydon

School is a twelve-year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned. I teach school and win awards doing it. I should know. -John Taylor Gatto

If right now our emotional reaction to seeing a certain person or hearing certain news is to fly into a rage or to get despondent or something equally extreme, it's because we have been cultivating that particular habit for a very long time. -Pema Chodron

Nobody likes to throw stuff away. It's just antithetical to our sense of being a person. But we're all habituated to that way of living today. -Peter Senge

My own habit had always been to write about the things that ticked me off in a given day. If I kept a journal at all, I kept it to vent. -Ariel Gore

I come to writing from hearing great stories as a child in Louisiana, where the mark of a person was his or her ability to be a raconteur. I also come to writing as a professional actress whose body has been trained to listen and smell and inhabit characters without judgment. -Rebecca Wells

We can have skills training in mindfulness so that we are using our attention to perceive something in the present moment. This perception is not so latent by fears or projections into the future, or old habits, and then I can actually stir loving-kindness or compassion in skills training too, which can be sort of provocative, I found. -Sharon Salzberg

Doing nothing means unplugging from the compulsion to always keep ourselves busy, the habit of shielding ourselves from certain feelings, the tension of trying to manipulate our experience before we even fully acknowledge what that experience is. -Sharon Salzberg

We come to meditation to learn how not to act out the habitual tendencies we generally live by – those actions that create suffering for ourselves and others, and get us into so much trouble. -Sharon Salzberg

The Earth we evolved to inhabit is turning into something more turbulent and unreliable at a pace too fast for most living things to adapt to. -Rebecca Solnit

The more we heat up the planet, the more it costs all of us, not just in money, but in colossal famines, displacements, deaths, and species extinctions, as well as in the loss of some of the things that make this planet a blue-green jewel, including its specialized habitats from the melting Arctic to bleaching coral reefs. -Rebecca Solnit

The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones. -Steven Pressfield

You must acquire the habits and skills of managing a small amount of money before you can have a large amount. Remember, we are creatures of habit and, therefore, the habit of managing your money is more important than the amount. -T. Harv Eker

People try to change too much at once and it becomes overwhelming, and they end up falling off the program. So gradually changing bad habits makes much more of a difference than trying to change them all at once. -Ian K. Smith

Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children. People form their eating habits as children so they try to nurture clients as youngsters. -Eric Schlosser

I hate studio. For me, studio is a trap to overproduce and repeat yourself. It is a habit that leads to art pollution. -Marina Abramovic

Cultures, along with the religions that shape and nurture them, are value systems, sets of traditions and habits clustered around one or several languages, producing meaning: for the self, for the here and now, for the community, for life. -Tariq Ramadan

We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we'll also have a lot more joy in living. -Thich Nhat Hanh

One of the great ambitions is to discover the diversity of the world, to discover who inhabits the world. -Theodore Zeldin

Mindfulness helps us freeze the frame so that we can become aware of our sensations and experiences as they are, without the distorting coloration of socially conditioned responses or habitual reactions. -Henepola Gunaratana

The brain does not manufacture thoughts unless we stimulate it with habitual verbalizing. When we train ourselves by constant practice to stop verbalizing, the brain can experience things as they are. -Henepola Gunaratana

Whatever attitudes we habitually use toward ourselves, we will use on others, and whatever attitudes we habitually use toward others, we will use on ourselves. -Henepola Gunaratana

Strange indeed would it be if all the space around us be empty, mere waste void, and the inhabitants of Earth the only forms in which intelligence could clothe itself. -Annie Besant

What is the meaning of 'gossip?' Doesn't it originate with sympathy, an interest in one's neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about? -Lucy Larcom

The habit of breaking up one's colour to make it brilliant dates from further back than Impressionism – Couture advocates it in a little book called 'Causeries d'Atelier' written about 1860 – it is part of the technique of Impressionism but used for quite a different reason. -John Singer Sargent

The world is a multiplicity, a harvest-field, a battle-ground; and thence arises through human contact ways of numbering, or mathematics, ways of tillage, or agriculture, ways of fighting, or military tactics and strategy, and these are incorporated in individuals as habits of life. -George Edward Woodberry

The slums are not a place of despair. Its inhabitants are all working towards a better life. -Vikas Swarup

Spending way too long worrying about what people think about me is a bad habit. -Sharon Horgan

In my experience, scientists are not always the most socially adjusted people, and may have habits and fascinations outside of their work that others might consider odd. -Nathaniel Rich

My memoirs were written, and a portion of them already in the hands of the publishers, when the startling news came which has thrilled all Europe and filled her inhabitants with horror – the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. -Belle Boyd

In high school, I had to hide my comic book side, my nerd side from the civilian world so they wouldn't categorize me. They would try to marginalize me for what I like. I tried to give it up, believe me. I tried to kick the habit. But there's too much I liked about it to give it up completely. -Mark Hamill

If I get two lines in the script, I somehow turn it into 20. I've got a bit of a bad habit of doing that, of just embellishing my little moment. -Rebel Wilson

Some actors learn the habit of promoting themselves as a brand – by dressing in a certain way, by going out with a certain person – it gives them what they obviously want, which is to keep a level of fame. I'm not putting it down. -Viggo Mortensen

Be kind. It's worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them. If you allow yourself to be somewhat curious – and if you get into the habit of doing that – it's the first step to being open minded and realizing that your points of view aren't totally opposite. -Viggo Mortensen

Being an actor, imitating to the point of inhabiting the lives of others, may simply be a way of continuing to do what I learned to do as a boy – to travel, mentally and physically. -Viggo Mortensen

It's lonely to listen to the pleasure of others, not that I've made a habit of that kind of eavesdropping. There's joy and passion in the next room, in the next bed, but it's not yours. -Ben Marcus

I know there's a consciousness energy that operates completely independent of the physical body you inhabit, that maintains… awareness after the body's gone. -Phoebe Snow

Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop. -Roshon Fegan

Every time I've made a plan in my Hollywood acting career, something else has happened, so I've gotten out of the habit of trying to predict the future. -Dermot Mulroney

Television allowed me to kick the Hollywood habit of typing an actor in certain roles. -Harry Morgan

I see the city as an organism, shaped through time by the little humans having habits and doing millions of stuff in and out of it. -Olivier Theyskens

It's not my habit to kiss and tell. I've never done it. -Simon Cowell

There are some who would like to see the oil rigs removed right down to the ground once their job is done, and there are others, and I count myself among them, who think that once they are in place they begin to be adopted by life in the ocean as a habitat. -Sylvia Earle

In my own work, I'd say I'm a classicist, but I look everywhere for my solutions. I don't study the toilet-living habits of my clients, although that's a popular approach. First, I think of every building in history that has been similar in purpose. Then I think of the functional program – that's a major part of the study. -Philip Johnson

The limits of sensory evolution in fish are defined very largely by their habitat. Water is physically supportive, carries some kinds of odour well, and is kind to sound – letting it travel several times faster than air will allow, but it inhibits other more personal kinds of communication. -Lyall Watson

Habits like blogging often and regularly, writing down the way you think, being clear about what you think are effective tactics, ignoring the burbling crowd and not eating bacon. All of these are useful habits. -Seth Godin

A style is the consequence of recurrent habits, restraints, or rules invented or inherited, written or overheard, intuitive or preconceived. -Paul Rand

The rhino is now more or less extinct, and it's not because of global warming or shrinking habitats. It's because of Beyonce's handbags. -Morrissey

To start, I wasn't really interested in acting at all, and I didn't make much impact. The first play I was in was on for five nights and I didn't show up for two of them and nobody noticed. But I stayed because that's where my friends were, and after a while I found myself wanting to inhabit other people's worlds and lives. -Aidan Gillen

I have Googled myself, yeah, I think everybody has. I try not to make a habit of it – in fact I made a rule once never to Google myself, which made me happy. -Aidan Gillen

I am very much a creature of habit, and I have no life consistency. None. -Mila Kunis

When you have a lot of opportunities, which I am blessed to have had in terms of my work, you get into the habit of not paying attention to certain specifics. And as we get busy, anything we do is the same thing. -Jake Gyllenhaal

My love of maple syrup. I've been known to knock back a can over a couple days: A swig here, a swig there, and next thing you know it's gone. It's a habit I have to stave off. I don't want to lose all my teeth. -Rufus Wainwright

I have this horrible, horrible habit of going on YouTube and checking out comments about what I do. -Rufus Wainwright

Every video I do is over budget by the time I walk on set. I am massively extravagant in my personal habits. -Rufus Wainwright

Nothing's more exciting than a day in a studio with a string section – or more ruinously expensive. So it's good to feed that habit away from the band, especially if it means more experience for the next Radiohead string day. -Jonny Greenwood

If you look at the carrying capacity of agricultural areas throughout the world, their ecological habitats are changing. So I think we're looking at – in our lifetime – great collapses of food services. -Dan Barber

Individuals out of work for an extended period can become less employable as they lose the specific skills acquired in their previous jobs and also lose the habits needed to hold down any job. -Janet Yellen

Very often, human beings are living like on autopilot, reacting automatically with what happens. What interests me about the life of an explorer is you are in the unknown; you are out of your habits. -Bertrand Piccard

The planet Earth, though not threatened with destruction by man-made global warming, is by no means indestructible. There are many unpredictable events within our solar system, and still more outside it, that could make Earth uninhabitable by humans. -Paul Johnson

In the long term, it is desirable that the human race, faced with the prospect of extinction on Earth, should prepare an escape route for itself to another inhabitable planet. -Paul Johnson

The habits of the American consumer are changing; that's a reality. -Linda Wells

The tools that a society uses to create and maintain itself are as central to human life as a hive is to bee life. Though the hive is not part of any individual bee, it is part of the colony, both shaped by and shaping the lives of its inhabitants. -Clay Shirky

A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. -Dan Buettner

The people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors, so choose friends who have healthy habits. -Dan Buettner

Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success. -Shawn Achor

My worst habit in the kitchen is not allowing anybody to help me. I like to cook by myself. -Eva Longoria

I don't have a BlackBerry or whatever you call it. And there is something to be said for being isolated and out of phone range, because you can fall into a habit to such a degree that you don't even realise that you've lost something: silence. -Viggo Mortensen

My eating habits were so bad for many years that I didn't actually know the intricacies of making a salad. -Maureen Dowd

Thumbs up or thumbs down on a website is not a conversation. The danger is you get into a habit of mind where politics means giving a thumbs up or thumbs down to a website. The world is a much more complex place. -Sherry Turkle

If anything is guaranteed to annoy a lexicographer, it is the journalistic habit of starting a story with a dictionary definition. -Erin McKean

I've always noted with some awe the reading habits of the Australian public. Australians read more newspapers and magazines per head of population than almost any other country in the world. -Felix Dennis

Darwin wasn't just provocative in saying that we descend from the apes – he didn't go far enough. We are apes in every way, from our long arms and tailless bodies to our habits and temperament. -Frans de Waal

When I know the data that's being shared and I'm asked explicitly for my consent, I want some sites to understand my habits. It helps them suggest books for me to read or movies for my family to watch or friends for us to connect with. -Gary Kovacs

I wanted to be a brain surgeon, but I had a bad habit of dropping things. -Gilbert Gottfried

When you walk into a room, you assess it instantaneously, habitually, before you're even aware of it. I mean, you make sure there's not a hole you're going to fall into, but mostly you're not even aware of what you're thinking. -Robert Irwin

Being on the road is a great habitat for creating new music because there's so many different experiences. -Kip Moore

It would be good if teachers could genuinely understand that black English is not mistakes, it's just different English, and that what you want to do is add an additional dialect to black students' repertoire rather than teaching them out of what's thought of as a bad habit, like sloppy posture or chewing with your mouth open. -John McWhorter

The truth won't set us free – until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it. -Margaret Heffernan

I regularly take my entrepreneurship students out walking because I want to get them in the habit of noticing and thinking about what they notice. They have to leave their phones behind to learn the basic lesson: Be where you are. -Margaret Heffernan

I don't have huge bank accounts. I'd love one. But it wouldn't change much. I don't have any expensive habits. I'm not a car collector or any of that nonsense. But I'd love to be incredibly wealthy for no reason at all. -John Lydon

The biggest barrier to dealing with climate change is us: our own attachment to habits that are hard to shift, and our great ability to park or ignore uncomfortable choices. -Geoff Mulgan

It turns out that there are swaths of habitat in the north of Siberia and Yukon that actually could house a mammoth. Remember, this was a highly plastic animal that lived over tremendous climate variation. -Hendrik Poinar

Almond Joys are a childhood favorite, but most of us could do without all those grams of sugar, especially when trying to instill healthy habits in our kids. -Homaro Cantu

With increasing fervor since the 1980s, sustainability has been the watchword of scientists, environmental activists, and indeed all those concerned about the complex, fragile systems on the sphere we inhabit. It has shaped debates about business, design, and our lifestyles. -Jamais Cascio

Conserving habitats is a wellspring for the next industrial revolution. -Janine Benyus

I just never, ever want to give up. Most battles are won in the 11th hour, and most people give up. If you give up once, it's quite hard. If you give up a second time, it's a little bit easier. Give up a third time, it's starting to become a habit. -Lewis Gordon Pugh

Untested assumptions and lazy habits of thought can be shown up, once put in a spotlight of a different hue. -Julian Baggini

People should not expect the state to protect them from fraudsters. If we do, we get into the habit of neglecting our own powers of intellectual discernment. -Julian Baggini

Science works because the phenomenon being described can be relied on to remain the same. Even in quantum physics, where phenomena are changed by observation, the way in which observation interferes is regular and falls within a limited range of possibilities. Human culture, however, has the nasty habit of never staying the same for very long. -Julian Baggini

I didn't really inhabit myself until I was in my 30s. And motherhood is an epic event. You can't help but be altered by it – and it is important to be. -Anne-Marie Duff

All of my work is meant to evoke a whole bunch of different layers of discord between the attraction and repulsion that we feel toward our consumer habits and our consumer lives. -Chris Jordan

We will create life from inanimate compounds, and we will find life in space. But the life that should more immediately interest us lies between these extremes, in the middle range we all inhabit between our genes and our stars. -Nicholas A. Christakis

Scientists habitually moan that the public doesn't understand them. But they complain too much: public ignorance isn't peculiar to science. It's sad if some citizens can't tell a proton from a protein. But it's equally sad if they're ignorant of their nation's history, can't speak a second language, or can't find Venezuela or Syria on a map. -Martin Rees

I have spent my years since Princeton, while at law school and in my various professional jobs, not feeling completely a part of the worlds I inhabit. I am always looking over my shoulder wondering if I measure up. -Sonia Sotomayor

When it comes to our everyday habits, it's important to ask: 'Am I putting God first?' -Joyce Meyer

It's 2009, things change. I'm a creature of habit, so in the beginning I wanted it to be as much like the original as possible, but that's not reality. And reality is, this is a new generation, and people want to see 'Witch Mountain' again. -Kim Richards

So much of what we do every single day is the result of habits that we have formed over time. -Joyce Meyer

Sometimes when you've had a long series of disappointing things happen, you can get into the very bad habit of just expecting more of what you've already had. -Joyce Meyer

Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want. -Kristin Armstrong

I feel like I'm a New Yorker because I really know the city. I actually tell the drivers where to go – I have this bad habit, I always question the drivers. I do that all the time because I feel like I know the best way, when really it's like, 'Yo, man, shut up. This dude does this every day of his life.' -J. Cole

I'm a procrastinator. That's a pretty bad habit. -Justin Deeley

As an actor, you're lucky if you get a month before a project starts. There are times when you get a day before a project starts. So to be able to really sit and inhabit that mind and the story is really beneficial, and it really helps for me to be able to then compartmentalize as we're shooting and detach and go somewhere else. -Katie Aselton

I can't stop biting my nails. It's a bad habit of mine. I like anything to do with math and numbers. I know a lot of people don't like geometry, but for me it's fun. -Khleo

Somehow I find it easier to inhabit characters if they are a little bit pathetic. I do seem to have an affinity with pathetic people. -Tom Hollander

I think everyone thinks their dad is a little bit odd or crazy. As they get older, they develop their own little habits. They have a certain way that they like to live their life, and nothing is going to interrupt that. -Simon Bird

I read God's word when I am not suffering. And then I don't have to all of a sudden establish this habit when I am hurting. -Anne Graham Lotz

Fungi are the grand recyclers of the planet and the vanguard species in habitat restoration. -Paul Stamets

Known colloquially as 'winter,' 'golden needle,' and 'velvet foot' mushrooms, enoki mushrooms grow across much of the world, inhabiting dead conifer trees and stumps, and generally appearing throughout the late fall and winter months. -Paul Stamets

I personally don't think ginger men have a habit of being attractive. We have to make ourselves seem attractive by doing stuff. -Ed Sheeran

Research has shown that it takes 31 days of conscious effort to make or break a habit. That means, if one practices something consistently for 31 days, on the 32nd day it does become a habit. Information has been internalised into behavioural change, which is called transformation. -Shiv Khera

With writing fiction, I'm either not courageous enough or just not suited for telling truths in a more conventional way. As an actor, I inhabit those characters as I'm writing them. -Ray McKinnon

I can be impatient. But I don't think it's always a bad habit. Sometimes a little impatience can be a good thing. It keeps you motivated. -Brant Daugherty

Communications technology changes possibilities for communication, but that doesn't mean it changes the inherited structure of the brain. So you may think that you're addicted to online reading, but as soon as it isn't available anymore, your brain will pretty immediately adjust to other forms of reading. It's a habit like all habits. -Margaret Atwood

If you feel that there's the author and then the character, then the book is not working. People have a habit of identifying the author with the narrator, and you can't, obviously, be all of the narrators in all of your books, or else you'd be a very strange person indeed. -Margaret Atwood

One in 200 stars has habitable Earth-like planets surrounding it – in the galaxy, half a billion stars have Earth-like planets going around them – that's huge, half a billion. So when we look at the night sky, it makes sense that someone is looking back at us. -Michio Kaku

If parents could just get their children moving around in the most simple and fun ways – jumping in leaves, dancing to pop music, throwing socks in a laundry basket – they could be sowing the seeds of great habits that could last a lifetime. It is all about turning it into a game. -Magnus Scheving

I don't even know what a traditional producer is or does. I feel like the job is like being a coach, building good work habits and building trust. You want to get to a point where you can say anything and talk about anything. There needs to be a real connection. -Rick Rubin

As God took me through the journey that became the Bible study 'Breaking Free', He taught me to look for a common denominator among the things that triggered my destructive habits. -Beth Moore

I'm not a creature of habit. I like to find things from unexpected sources. -Norman Foster

The fact is that our kids aren't reading books – or frankly, much of anything lately. Schools are under funded, some schools even closing their libraries. Parents have to realize that it's their job, and not the school's job, to get kids into the habit of reading for fun. -James Patterson

For some time it's been my habit to use images when preparing a speech: rather than write it down, I illustrate it. -Dario Fo

Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered. -William S. Burroughs

I come from an army background, and everyone at my home has a habit of getting up early. I continue this habit even today. -Esha Gupta

Film has to be reflecting the world that we live in, and that's all you want to be a part of. Actors inhabit the same planet as everyone else. It's a weird thing that happens when you're an actor because people hold you up because you somehow embody in parts groups of people or people's hopes or something. -Alan Rickman

The aim of God in history is the creation of an all-inclusive community of loving persons with God himself at the very heart of this community as its prime Sustainer and most glorious Inhabitant. -Dallas Willard

If you're not working, over time you're much more likely to develop attitudes and orientations and behavior patterns that are associated with casual or infrequent work. And then when you open up opportunities for people, you notice that these attitudes, orientations, habits and styles also change. -William Julius Wilson

Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence. -George Steiner

It's a funny habit to write encyclopedia entries. It's not a mass taste. -Sue Gardner

We need to habituate better thinking to appreciate more of your day because that has a neurological correlate. -Goldie Hawn

I was always an avid reader of books. My vocabulary, my English are all thanks to that reading habit. Reading keeps me grounded. I came from a very middle class family – poor, in fact. -Madhur Bhandarkar

Surround yourself with a bunch of like-minded people, and you'll soak up their habits like a starved sponge. Fat people with fat friends care less about their weight. -Vir Das

Treating an age group as a demographic requires coming up with something that's common to every single one of them. Right?… So it's reductionist in that it reduces an entire segment of civilization down to one person with one habit. -Douglas Rushkoff

'Stupidity' defines the mental state wherein we acknowledge that we've never been smarter as individuals and yet somehow we've never felt stupider. We now collectively inhabit a state of stupidity. -Douglas Coupland

I have always been a big meta guy because I think the way journalism is practiced in Washington, and the way everyone sort of cohabitates in the same fishbowl is ultimately a bigger part of the story than people outside of the fishbowl really know. -Mark Leibovich

There's something called the 'Washington Read,' which is the habit of many locals to go into a bookstore, pull a book off the shelf, rifle through the index to see if they're in there. -Mark Leibovich

The social brain is in its natural habitat when we're talking with someone face-to-face in real time. -Daniel Goleman

In the end, I am quite normal. I don't have odd habits. I don't dramatize. Above all, I do not romanticize the act of writing. I don't talk about the anguish I suffer in creating. I do not have a fear of the blank page, writer's block, all those things that we hear about writers. -Jose Saramago

So much of the habitat destruction and pollution is based on the simple principle that we somehow have been given free license over other species to degrade the planet. -Greg Graffin

In a Transtromer poem, you inhabit space differently; a body becomes a thing, a mind floats, things have lives, and even non-things, even concepts, are alive. -Teju Cole

We have for too long been taught that the sight of a man speaking to himself is a sign of eccentricity or madness; we are no longer at all habituated to our own voices, except in conversation or from within the safety of a shouting crowd. -Teju Cole

When I took the habit, the Lord immediately showed me how He favours those who do violence to themselves in order to serve Him. No one saw what I endured… At the moment of my entrance into this new state I felt a joy so great that it has never failed me even to this day; and God converted the dryness of my soul into a very great tenderness. -Saint Teresa of Avila

My first offer was when I was 12, and it was for a soap opera. And I turned it down because I knew that I was an unformed actor, and I didn't want to develop bad habits. -Claire Danes

One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won't have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it. -Hunter S. Thompson

My mother is a singer, my sisters all sing, my uncles are incredible singers and guitar players, so it's just kind of been like my habitat. -Bruno Mars

You can't meditate on walking or certain human habits. You concentrate too much on the way you walk, and you'll start walking pretty weird. -Beck

In order to inhabit a character, you've got to embrace and empathise with them. -Willem Dafoe

What could an unsanctified man do in Heaven, if by any chance he got there? Let that question be fairly looked in the face and fairly answered. No man can possibly be happy in a place where he is not in his element and where all around him is not congenial to his tastes, habits and character. -J. C. Ryle

A significant event for me was learning Hank Williams, reconnecting with his music's simplicity, which inspired me to inhabit the same territory. It's different, because I grew up on Led Zeppelin, The Stooges and punk, so in that sense I'm mutating country and folk more than a few degrees. -Stone Gossard

It's me, it's my habit to perform live onstage every four, five years. In Italy, it's my habit. -Roberto Benigni

My hope is that the music will serve as a metaphor for the actions taken by the inhabitants of this wonderful planet as a call for world harmony on all levels. -Herbie Hancock

Most people think that a widow is inhabiting some elegiac world of – it's like Mozart's 'Requiem Mass.' You know, it's very beautiful and elevated thoughts and some measure of dignity. I didn't have that experience at all. I had one pratfall after another. -Joyce Carol Oates

We really need to kick the carbon habit and stop making our energy from burning things. Climate change is also really important. You can wreck one rainforest then move, drain one area of resources and move onto another, but climate change is global. -David Attenborough

Providentially, learned habits can be unlearned, especially in the context of moral groups. -Michael Shermer

When we die, our souls still live. If you are a gangster or a bastard or a crook, your soul inhabits a donkey or something terrible. -Mohamed Al-Fayed

As the most social apes, we inhabit a mirror-world in which every important relationship, whether with spouse, friend or child, shapes the brain, which in turn shapes our relationships. -Diane Ackerman

Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits. -Twyla Tharp

The American automobile has changed the habits of every member of modern society. -Raymond Loewy

I have a race routine. I have a team of people helping me. I have winning habits. I believe in myself. I have balance in my life. -Lindsey Vonn

You have to have really wide reading habits and pay attention to the news and just everything that's going on in the world: you need to. If you get this right, then the writing is a piece of cake. -Terry Pratchett

The Soviet government sprouted and grew out of the habits, the psychology, and the condition of the Russian people. It fitted them. They understand it. -Lincoln Steffens

We're incredibly excited to welcome the 500 millionth Poptropican into our virtual world. When we started in 2007, we never could have imagined that we'd see a day when half a billion avatars inhabited Poptropica. -Jeff Kinney

I think that writers are, at best, outsiders to the society they inhabit. They have a kind of detachment, or try to have. -John Irving

When you're walking at the airport, you're expected to smile at people because they know you… I find that tough. I'm only trying to protect myself. So I don't take my eyes off the floor. People can take that as attitude. But it's actually shyness. Yes, it is a bad habit. But it's a defense mechanism. -Katrina Kaif

When I'm not shooting, I love going on adventures with friends. I love zip-lining through rainforests and different natural habitats, and I love writing music on the side, and I love drinking coffee. I'm a big coffee drinker and go to a lot of cafes and stuff. -Max Schneider

Do you know how much land is under ice, rock and snow? Do you know why 90 percent of us live within 100 kilometres of the U.S. border? We have this idea we're a vast country. But the reality is that a lot of it, a huge amount, is uninhabitable. -David Suzuki

My driving habits are so ingrained that the driving examiner would fail me in the first mile. That's provided he hadn't died of a heart attack by then. -Jasper Carrott

I cannot stress a greater importance than to teach the young generation about the risks of unhealthy eating. A great way to pique their interest in nutrition is to involve them more in the cooking process. They not only will learn to cook for themselves, but also develop a lifetime of healthy habits. -Marcus Samuelsson

My dad, who is a heart surgeon, works with many adult patients who did not take good care of their bodies in their formative years. He is able to teach them how to break old eating and exercise habits and reshape their bodies, but not without a great deal of resistance. -Daphne Oz

I got into the habit of filtering out all the good in my life, focusing on only the negative. I'm not sure why I did it, but it's a pretty depressing state. -Laura Mvula

You can't be a parent and say, 'I need you to be more active and I need you to eat right,' when you're still choosing to have poor eating habits. -Bob Harper

People aren't religious because it's easy not to be. Like anything, it's habitual, and once it's a habit it's no longer hard. -Matisyahu

'Ice Cold' is the eighth in my 'Rizzoli and Isles' thriller series. It was inspired by a true occurrence in the 1960s, now known as the 'Dugway Incident,' in which 6,000 sheep mysteriously died overnight in a remote area of Utah. I thought, 'What if it happened instead to people? What if the inhabitants of an entire village vanished overnight?' -Tess Gerritsen

When kids are young, before the age of ten, there is a critical window of opportunity when their habits and motivations can be influenced. -Richard Attias

The habit of begging, that plague of tourist resorts, is an incessant nuisance on the Alhambra hill. -Katharine Lee Bates

Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh. -Ezra Taft Benson

The first thing you must know as an actor or director is the space you will inhabit. See the architecture; imagine where things can happen in space. -Robert Wilson

In a way, I envy the freedom artists have. Artists can push themselves beyond their limits, in pursuit of their ideas and their vision, even if they are inhabited by demons that can also play tricks on them. -Carine Roitfeld

I've always enjoyed singing and can't recall a time in my life where I wasn't singing. I'm most grateful for the strength I have in that department. I have a lot of bad habits on the guitar which limits my playing ability. But I get a little better each year. -Jason Mraz

When I look back on my reading habits when I was really young, I was really drawn to stories about strong girls who in some ways are outsiders. -Jesmyn Ward

If you are energy-efficient and water-wise at home, then take all your good habits abroad with you. -Sheherazade Goldsmith

No one is guaranteed their next moment, or their next breath; yet, humanity has a habit of thinking of its existence on the earth as eternal. Those who are rooted and grounded in Christ know that life is just a vapor. -Monica Johnson

I try to inhabit each of the characters as fully as I can, however short-lived they are. But most of my show happens offstage. -Jefferson Mays

I think part of what I like about being a fiction writer is that I can inhabit something that's beyond the limits of my own personality. -Jenny Offill

I like to write from midnight to dawn with great stores of candy and Red Bull laid in… I'm not sure why I have the work habits of a 20-year-old coder, but no matter how many times I set up a more reasonable schedule, I always fall back to this. -Jenny Offill

Jamie Moyer was in his third year as a major league pitcher and was, by his own admission, still wide-eyed, watching everything going on around him and soaking it in. He paid particular attention to older teammates on his Chicago Cubs squad, hoping to emulate habits that had allowed those veterans to extend their careers. -Don Yaeger

I wonder if it is Australia's great distance from more populated land masses that allows its inhabitants to be left to their own devices, to be incredibly creative and, at times, to be wonderfully weird. -Henry Rollins

I have this really bad habit of doing things on the Internet and forgetting that the whole world is going to see it. -Maisie Williams

The peculiarities of my childhood, of constantly moving through so many different cultures, of always being the outsider, may have made me extraordinarily self-sufficient, but it had also bred a certain detachment, a sense that the world was a place to explore rather than truly inhabit. This manifested as a kind of shyness, even timidity. -Scott Anderson

I most enjoy sitting down with the acoustic guitar and just fiddling around and trying to come up with something like a hook or some sort of melodic line. That's something that I do habitually. -James Mercer

Bring your kids along next time you go to the grocery store and ask them to help find the price per unit for the general grocery items. By comparing brands and looking for the best prices, kids will get in the habit of looking for deals and understand the value of the dollar. -Alexa Von Tobel

I don't get on with novelists, don't enjoy their company. Once you've worked for a publisher, you understand the species, see them in their natural habitat, and it's not always pretty. -Neil Cross

I don't know if I have good habits, but I'm very devoted to writing. I'm very compulsive about having a project, at least one, and trying to follow the business as much as I can. I keep on top of all the entertainment business news. -Robert Lopez

I know that baseball players have certain rituals or habits that they develop, because sometimes it becomes somewhat superstitious if they get on a streak and want to do the same thing over and over again. -Chadwick Boseman

Like most people, I have several pet subjects – that may or may not be interesting to other people. Don't get me started on happiness, or habits, or children's literature, or Winston Churchill, unless you really want to talk about it. -Gretchen Rubin

A 'treat' is different from a 'reward,' which must be justified or earned. A treat is a small pleasure or indulgence that we give to ourselves just because we want it. Treats give us greater vitality, which boosts self-control, which helps us maintain our healthy habits. -Gretchen Rubin

When we don't get any treats, we feel depleted, resentful, and angry, and we feel justified in self-indulgence. We start to crave comfort – and grab that comfort wherever we can, even if it means breaking good habits. -Gretchen Rubin

People often assume that the same approach will work for everyone, that the same habits will work for everyone, and that everyone has the same aptitude and appetite for forming habits, but from my observation, that's not true. -Gretchen Rubin

It was my interest in happiness that led me to the subject of habits, and of course, the study of habits is really the study of happiness. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. -Gretchen Rubin

We can use decision-making to choose the habits we want to form, use willpower to get the habit started, then – and this is the best part – we can allow the extraordinary power of habit to take over. At that point, we're free from the need to decide and the need to use willpower. -Gretchen Rubin

When we're trying to form and keep habits, we often search – even unconsciously – for loopholes. We look for justifications that will excuse us from keeping this particular habit in this particular situation. -Gretchen Rubin

In 'Before and After,' I identify the sixteen strategies that we can use to make or break our habits. Some are quite familiar, such as 'Monitoring,' 'Scheduling,' and 'Convenience.' Some took me a lot of effort to identify, such as 'Thinking,' 'Identity,' and 'Clarity.' -Gretchen Rubin

I've always loved 'Before and After' stories, in books, magazines, and TV shows. Whenever I read those words, I'm hooked. The thought of a transformation – any kind of transformation – thrills me. And that's the promise of habits. -Gretchen Rubin

Habit allows us to go from 'before' to 'after,' to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious – and rightly so – for its ability to direct our actions, even against our will; but by mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth. -Gretchen Rubin

Keeping a habit, in the smallest way, protects and strengthens it. I write every day, even if it's just a sentence, to keep my habit of daily writing strong. -Gretchen Rubin

Sometimes, counter-intuitively, it's easier to make a major change than a minor change. When a habit is changing very gradually, we may lose interest, give way under stress, or dismiss the change as insignificant. There's an excitement and an energy that comes from a big transformation, and that helps to create a habit. -Gretchen Rubin

I've found that I snack less and concentrate better when I chew on a plastic stirrer – the kind that you get to stir your to-go coffee. I picked up this habit from my husband, who loves to chew on things. His favorite chew-toy is a plastic pen top, and gnawed pen tops and little bits of plastic litter our apartment. -Gretchen Rubin

As you may possibly have noticed from time to time, I have tended to make a habit of sticking my head above the parapet and generally getting it shot off for pointing out what has always been blindingly obvious to me. -Prince Charles

Stripped of its plot, the 'Iliad' is a scattering of names and biographies of ordinary soldiers: men who trip over their shields, lose their courage or miss their wives. In addition to these, there is a cast of anonymous people: the farmers, walkers, mothers, neighbours who inhabit its similes. -Alice Oswald

My wife and I often visit Rosales and the Ilokos as a matter of habit or whim induced by nostalgia, homesickness – whatever draws pilgrims to worshipped sanctuaries. Or, perhaps, what compels moths to seek the votive flame. -F. Sionil Jose

When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way. -Dalai Lama

Just as the earth is a planet in its own right, so each of us is an individual in our own sphere of habitation. We are individuals, but we live in families and communities where order provides a system of harmony that hinges on obedience to principles. -James E. Faust

My eating habits are the only behaviour of mine that are still manic. I can't walk by a restaurant, a bakery, an ice-cream store or a candy store without making a purchase; the amount of calories I take in today are at least five times as many as I took before starting on all of this medication. -Andy Behrman

My shopping habits… I am not very brand-conscious about clothes. I buy whatever looks good on me. Likewise, I don't just shop only in malls or high-end stores. -Virat Kohli

I struggled to kick the habit – I would make a decision to give up smoking, but it was hard. I couldn't resist the urge to steal a smoke. It was at that time that I was gifted Allen Carr's book 'The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.' After I read that book, I didn't touch a fag again. -Mahesh Babu

I am a good boy. Sweet. I love to chill. I have a select set of friends, am big on house music, love Goa. I don't read much. Though that is one habit I am trying to inculcate. -Shahid Kapoor

Looking beautiful isn't just about what you apply on your face. It's the little things you do that matter. A combination of a good diet, exercise, healthy habits, discipline, dancing etc. is what my beauty routine consists of. Also, I have no bad habits; I don't drink or smoke. All these contribute to me being fit and looking good. -Madhuri Dixit

If you want to lose weight, you have to be obsessed with it. You can't depend upon your dietician, your trainer or various health aids that you have. You have to be organised. And believe me, it isn't that difficult. The first 10 days are terrible because you have to break the lifelong habits that you have made. -Kajol

I think the inhabitants of the past are fighting hard to keep the rents they acquired in the 20th century. -Michael Bennet

Improving some of the rules under which the Senate functions can begin to replace some of the bad habits Washington has developed with better ones. -Michael Bennet

I'm focused on the next generation, because I think it's very hard to break the habit of adults who've got salt and sugar addictions and just ways of being in this world. It's very hard even for the most enlightened people at famous universities that are very wealthy to spend the money that it takes to feed the students something delicious. -Alice Waters

At the end of the day, that physician needs to be in the mix telling patients what their habits ought to be and whether or not they should rely on a medicine. -Miles D. White

The opportunity to completely become someone else and inhabit them is something that has always fascinated me greatly as an actor. With a bit of fortune, a few more of those opportunities will lie waiting for me in the future. -Adhir Kalyan

Confession has been my habitual homecoming since I was a child. It is a consolation and a joy, and such joy, our faith teaches us, is meant for everyone. It is our vocation to bring it to as many people as possible. -Donald Wuerl

Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being. -Robin S. Sharma

Government has a habit of blaming the private sector for its own failings while taking credit for advances we in fact owe to the private sector. -Thomas Woods

The brank, or scold's bridle, was unknown in America in its English shape: though from colonial records we learn that scolding women were far too plentiful, and were gagged for that annoying and irritating habit. -Alice Morse Earle

The cottages erected by farmers or by landlords are now, one and all, fit and proper habitations for human beings; and I verifly believe it would be impossible throughout the length and breadth of Wiltshire to find a single bad cottage on any large estate, so well and so thoroughly have the landed proprietors done their work. -Richard Jefferies

I should like to save the Shire, if I could – though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them. -J. R. R. Tolkien

The habits of study in which I have been brought up have done much to support me. I never allow myself to be one moment unoccupied. -Jane Welsh Carlyle

If one undertakes retrospection of the day's events, one must do it regularly at the appointed hour, not fitfully, not doing it today, neglecting to do it tomorrow and the day after and then taking it up again on the fourth day. Such irregular practice is not conducive to the confirmation of the habit of retrospection. -Mahavira

If you want to cultivate a habit, do it without any reservation, till it is firmly established. Until it is so confirmed, until it becomes a part of your character, let there be no exception, no relaxation of effort. -Mahavira

For 16 years I spoke in trial metaphors, and perhaps I need to get out of that habit. -Trey Gowdy

Get into the habit of imagining an alternate scenario. By posing such 'imagine if' questions… we can distance ourselves from the frames, cues, anchors and rhetoric that might be affecting us. -Noreena Hertz

I am somebody who has never been able to give up '60s habits. I am the inevitable old codger on the dance floor. -Simon Schama

I love to put on a wig, a costume, inhabit a different world and be called something different. -Susan Egan

I have always lived in Amsterdam. During the war, we inhabited the Rivieren neighborhood where many Jews lived at the time. Our downstairs neighbors were Jews, and there were also Jews a few houses from us. We saw how they were rounded up and taken away. That made a very great impression on me. -Els Borst

All children of cosmonauts went to one school. We all lived in the same neighborhood, Star City, and all of us, children of cosmonauts, were in the center of attention from the teachers and general inhabitants of the Star City, and so it was difficult in that respect. -Roman Romanenko

We inhabit a world where we're taught that we can have what we desire, and tend to act on it – the least we can do is admit to it when we succumb to our instincts. -Mariella Frostrup

I come from a coffee-loving family, and you can always tell when my sister and I have been around, because both of us collect all the dead coffee from everyone's morning cup, pour it over ice, and drink it. This is a disgusting habit. -Laurie Colwin

In my fairly disorganized life, yellow stickies are too easily lost, and as for software, I try to avoid using my computer as much more than a typewriter and a post office. I rely on my lifelong habit of daydreaming to spin my stories. -Julia Glass

There is nothing wrong with making money, but it was just not in my family's habits to know how to do that. All we knew how to do was work, and we usually liked the work we did. -Stanley Hauerwas

America is the first great experiment in Protestant social formation. Protestantism in Europe always assumed and depended on the cultural habits that had been created by Catholic Christianity. -Stanley Hauerwas

My family immigrated when I was 3, and our predecessors inhabited the Korean Peninsula for as long as can be recalled. -Chang-Rae Lee

Seasonally ploughing and harvesting crops will mash up a few moles, slice through a burrow of field mice and crush any ground-nesting bird chicks. Far more significant, however, is the creation of the field in the first place: an act that replaces entire ecosystems, along with all their animal inhabitants. -Tristram Stuart

As the Persians wrote very little about how they ran their affairs, the Greek propaganda of the 5th century B.C. has for centuries gone virtually unchallenged – indeed, for Edward Said, it was the beginning of Europe's long habit of misunderstanding and ill-informed contempt of the Middle East. -Neil MacGregor

We know about man's impact on the ocean in terms of fishing and overfishing, but we don't really know much about what's happening underneath the water. And in fact, shipping has a role to play here, because shipping noise has contributed to damaging the acoustic habitats of ocean creatures. -Rose George

We are inhabited by as many as ten thousand bacterial species; these cells outnumber those which we consider our own by ten to one, and weigh, all told, about three pounds – the same as our brain. -Michael Specter

A century ago, scientists believed there was only one obvious stomping ground for alien biology in our solar system: Mars. Because it was reminiscent of Earth, Mars was assumed to be chock-a-block with animate beings, and its putative inhabitants got a lot of column inches and screen time. -Seth Shostak

Give consideration to the fact that alien astronomers could have scrutinized Earth for more than 4 billion years without detecting any radio signals, despite the fact that our world is the poster child for habitability. -Seth Shostak

The usual metric for whether a planet is habitable or not is to ascertain whether liquid water could exist on its surface. Most worlds will either be too cold, too hot or of a type (like Jupiter) that may have no solid surface and be swaddled in noxious gases. -Seth Shostak

The most attractive habitats for synthetic sentience might be the vicinities of exceptional sources of energy – for example black holes, or even the neighbourhoods of large stars, which routinely boil off the energy of ten thousand suns. These are the destinations they may seek. -Seth Shostak

In days gone by, scientists would speak solemnly about our solar system's 'habitable zone' – a theoretical region extending from Venus to Mars, but perhaps not encompassing either, where a planet would be the right temperature to have liquid water on its surface. -Seth Shostak

Data from orbiting telescopes like NASA's Kepler Mission hint that the tally of habitable planets in our galaxy is many billion. If E.T.'s not out there, then Earth is more than merely special – it's some sort of miracle. -Seth Shostak

Planets that don't currently sport plate tectonics, such as Venus and Mars, are scarcely habitable. Tectonics might be a requirement of any world that aspires to a rich diversity of life. -Seth Shostak

Hotel rooms inhabit a separate moral universe. -Tom Stoppard

I stopped smoking. But my personality I still have. I get up in the morning, and not everybody loves me, so if you want to call that a bad habit, there's that. -Don Rickles

Some habits of ineffectiveness are rooted in our social conditioning toward quick-fix, short-term thinking. -Stephen Covey

Young children need to develop good habits that will be useful to them the rest of their lives. It is important to keep the lessons age-appropriate. For example, when your children start earning allowances, that would be a good time to teach them how to put some money in the bank instead of spending it all. -Bill Rancic

I record all night and sleep all day. It started because you're excited about the music and you want to stay up longer, but over 15 years, it's become a habit. In my circle, I think a lot of musicians operate like this. When the place is quiet, you're more creative. I have plenty of people I can call at 4 A.M. and know they'll be up. -Damian Marley

Our daily habits of driving, drilling, buying and supporting all of the economic benefits a free economy demands has cost us dearly, but none more so than for the people of Shishmaref. -Amy J. Berg

It's a shame when other people's gambling habits change the meaning of paintings or when fluctuations of value start to dictate how people perceive art because it's too expensive to be interesting or moving. That's when I get bummed out. -Nate Lowman

Australian seafarers make an important contribution to national security in a country with thousands of kilometres of uninhabited coastline. -Anthony Albanese

With all my heart, I plead with the Latter-day Saints to live honestly with the Lord in the payment of tithes and offerings. I plead with youth to establish this habit while you are still young and to resolve to continue with it all the days of your lives. -Gordon B. Hinckley

Taking care of our families isn't just about putting food on the table today. It's about ensuring that our children and grandchildren will have a habitable world where they can get to know various species of sea turtles. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Captain Falco saw the diminishment of biodiversity in our oceans over a span of nearly seven decades. He was dedicated to the protection of life and habitats in the sea. He was a legendary mariner, diver, oceanographer, and conservationist. The world is a better place because of him. -Paul Watson

There is a saying, 'Eyes are the windows to the soul.' It means, mostly, people can see through someone else by eye contact in seven seconds. I have a habit that if I meet someone I don't know, I'd like to look at her or his eyes on purpose. When my eyes lay on them, I can immediately see their true color. -Peng Liyuan

When Zionism becomes co-extensive with Jewishness, Jewishness is pitted against the diversity that defines democracy, and if I may say so, betrays one of the most important ethical dimensions of the diasporic Jewish tradition: namely, the obligation of co-habitation with those different from ourselves. -Judith Butler

The Elgin Marbles were supposed to be on the Parthenon. For many works of art, a museum is an artificial setting – a zoo, not a natural habitat. -Virginia Postrel

I must stress, basically, the very fact that we do have orangutan rehabilitation means that we have failed to do what is really important, and that is rescue the wild orangutan in its habitat. -Willie Smits

When you start to think about politicians, you've got to realize these are strange creatures. Other than the fact that they can't tell directions, and they have very strange breeding habits, how do you actually work with these things? -Omar Ahmad

Observe yourself as you go through a typical day. Stuff happens to you. As it does, you immediately judge it and label it. Dozens of times. Hundreds of times. So often that you no longer recognize that you're doing it. It is a deep-seated habit. -Srikumar Rao

We have reached a new milestone as a human family. With seven billion of us now inhabiting our planet, it is time to ask some fundamental questions. How can we provide a dignified life for ourselves and future generations while preserving and protecting the global commons – the atmosphere, the oceans and the ecosystems that support us? -Ban Ki-moon

There is no longer any anonymity on the Web – unless we mandate it. The most personal information about your online habits is collected, bought and sold, often instantaneously and invisibly. Data collection is a business driven by profits at consumers' expense. -Jackie Speier

Perhaps looking out through big baby eyes – if we could – would not be as revelatory experience as many imagine. We might see a world inhabited by objects and people, a world infused with causation, agency, and morality – a world that would surprise us not by its freshness but by its familiarity. -Paul Bloom

In terms of doing another franchise after 'Transformers,' I don't know if that would be best for me. I'm really happy to inhabit the world of independent film. -Jack Reynor

Parents should plant deeply the seed of the work ethic into the hearts and habits of their children. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Facebook is not a physical country, but with 900 million users, its 'population' comes third after China and India. It may not be able to tax or jail its inhabitants, but its executives, programmers, and engineers do exercise a form of governance over people's online activities and identities. -Rebecca MacKinnon

I'm a creature of habit and tend to favour small, traditional English businesses. -Ben Elliot

I know I'm not perfect at giving my body what it needs to refuel after a run. Recognizing my bad habits has helped me pay more attention to what I eat. I have been known to rush through my day without making nutrition a priority, so I work hard to prepare healthy snacks in advance of my runs and while the kids are at school. -Summer Sanders

My healthiest habit is eating a healthy breakfast every morning. I never miss breakfast. As a busy mom, there will be days when I'm cruisin' along and I'll look at the clock and I haven't eaten lunch. And I'll run downstairs, and I'll start shovelin' stuff down the pie hole, and I'll think, 'That was no lunch at all.' -Summer Sanders

Morning TV is about habits. What you really need is for viewers to find you, get comfortable with you, make you part of their mornings. If you can make news, deliver things they value, you can be successful. -Soledad O'Brien

My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations. -Peter Singer

I have this habit to bow my head, as to look shorter, maybe as a result of an unconscious demand of not taking up so much space. -Karl Ove Knausgard

Christopher Reeve so completely inhabited the character Superman when he was in that costume, and that had such a huge effect on me as a child, watching those films back in the '70s. There was so much of that character that was, for me, Superman. -Gary Frank

Before I sat down and became a writer, before I began to do it habitually and for my living, there was a decades-long stretch when I was terrified that it would suck, so I didn't write. I think that marks a lot of people, a real terror at being bad at something, and unfortunately, you are always bad before you can get a little better. -David Rakoff

Allowing a friend to careen toward self destruction is not friendship. That is a habit the United States needs to break as it pursues a richer and more deeply supportive relationship with Israel. -Stephen Kinzer

Everyone and his Big Brother wants to log your browsing habits, the better to build a profile of who you are and how you live your life – online and off. Search engine companies offer a benefit in return: more relevant search results. The more they know about you, the better they can tailor information to your needs. -Barton Gellman

My worst habit is probably that I'm extremely messy. I'm a big scatter-brain – I'm always losing my car keys, or worse, forgetting where I parked my car in the car park. -Georgia Salpa

Even without an economic downturn, women sometimes want to keep their shopping habits to themselves. -Natalie Massenet

Positivity is like a muscle: keep exercising it, and it becomes a habit. -Natalie Massenet

I have a shoe habit. If I'm in New York, it's a problem because I'm walking and I have access to more stores. In L.A., it's not as bad. -Kelly Rowan

'Crash' is a metaphor for what I see as the dehumanizing elements that are present in the world in which we live. We're distanced by the nature of the society we inhabit from a normal human reaction. -J. G. Ballard

Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do. -Sean Covey

I'm not personally obsessed with death. At a certain age, the light that you live in is inhabited by the shades – it 'tis. -Seamus Heaney

I suppose you inevitably fall into habits of expression. -Seamus Heaney

I've been in the habit of helping people. -Seamus Heaney

I have a habit of getting very obsessive about one thing, but it usually lasts no more than three days. -Lizzy Caplan

When you're doing what you love to do, you become resilient. You create a habit of taking chances on yourself. If you do what's expected of you, and things go poorly, you will look to external sources for what to do next, because that will be your habit. You will be standing there frozen. If you are just filling a role, you will be blindsided. -Dick Costolo

You can't ever put yourself in a position where someone is requiring you to inhabit somebody else's energy. You have to own your thing, or own it with very fiber of your being. -Billy Porter

I always joke that everything else that I do is to support my theater habit. -Megan Hilty

To play a character is to inhabit the world and the life of that character. -Kelli O'Hara

Evidence of defendants' lavish lifestyles is often used to provide a motive for fraud. Jurors sometimes wonder why an executive making tens of millions of dollars would cheat to make even more. Evidence of habitual gluttony helps provide the answer. -Alex Berenson

Potentially, you do inhabit different worlds. And while there are no specific roles I'm burning to play, as far as acting in the future goes, I'd really like to have done searing work. -Raquel Cassidy

For a photographer, sharks are a stirring subject, possessing a perfect blend of grace and power. They have been sculpted by evolution and are ideally suited for whichever ecosystem they inhabit, from coral reefs to the open ocean. -Brian Skerry

In America, they have this nauseating habit of calling the conductor 'maestro'. I always slightly gag when the cor anglais player goes, 'Maestro, can I discuss bar 19 with you?' -Charles Hazlewood

France has a specificity – the market players who provide Internet access are the telecom operators, and all of the players are French. They had a habit of, let's say, getting along with each other, and the prices traditionally were very high. -Xavier Niel

If you ask me what I worry about every morning when I wake up, it's that I don't understand future mainstream Internet users' habits. -Ma Huateng

The more you focus, the more that focus becomes a habit. -Charles Duhigg

You can't suddenly say, 'I want a brand new habit tomorrow,' and expect it to be easy and effortless. -Charles Duhigg

There is a woman named Wendy Wood, who did a study when she was at Duke, and she followed around college students to try to figure out how much of their day was decision-making versus how much was habit. And what she found was that about 45 percent of all the behaviors that someone did in a day was habit. -Charles Duhigg

What studies say the number one best way to start an exercise habit is to give yourself a reward that you genuinely enjoy. -Charles Duhigg

Every habit is made of three parts… a cue, a routine and a habit. Most people focus on the routine and behavior, but these cues and rewards are really the way you make something into a habit. -Charles Duhigg

People who start habitually exercising tend on average to eat better. They also tend to use their credit cards less and procrastinate less. -Charles Duhigg

When most individuals or most companies are talking about trying to create healthy habits, the key is to identify which habit or habits seem most important. -Charles Duhigg

Typically, when there are corporate habits that undermine individuals, it has emerged without any sort of central planning. Nobody sits down and says, 'I'm going to create an evil habit for this corporation.' -Charles Duhigg

Even though it's hard to learn how to back your car out the driveway at first, once it becomes a habit, you can do it almost automatically and think about something else, like the meeting that you need to go to today or what's on the radio. -Charles Duhigg

You have to actually believe in your capacity to change for habits to permanently change. -Charles Duhigg

The discovery of the habit loop is important because it reveals a basic truth: When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making. It stops working so hard, or diverts focus to other tasks. -Charles Duhigg

Once you break a habit into its components, you can fiddle with the gears. -Charles Duhigg

In a sense, habits never really disappear. Once formed, they always remain in our neurology. -Charles Duhigg

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