Best Quotes About Intention

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions. -Ted Koppel

The hardest task in a girl's life is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious. -Helen Rowland

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. -Albert Camus

It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators. -Ansel Adams

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself. -Roberto Burle Marx

I am 1,000 percent for Tom Eagleton and I have no intention of dropping him from the ticket. -George McGovern

One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart. -John Dewey

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not good enough for things to be planned – they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation. -Walt Kelly

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. -John Burroughs

It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world. -Samuel Johnson

When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. -Otto von Bismarck

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy. -Ronald Reagan

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. -Peter Drucker

A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I'm delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn't always do it in the way you expect. -J. Michael Straczynski

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. -Otto von Bismarck

Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do. -Jean de la Bruyere

The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour. -Hubert H. Humphrey

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice. -Casey Stengel

I didn't have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power. -Harmon Killebrew

I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars. -Charles Darwin

This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions. -Lord Byron

I used some vivid language that, if I could take it back, I'd take it back. It's not my intention to be personally critical of the President or of anyone else. -Paul O'Neill

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it. -Milton Friedman

Our intention creates our reality. -Wayne Dyer

So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done. -Thomas Jefferson

You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan. -Ian Mcewan

Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts. -Mahatma Gandhi

It is in the nature of the New Yorker to be as topical as possible, on a level that is often small in scale and playful in intention. -Brendan Gill

I think I can deceive people. I'm like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me. And I don't have any bad intentions. But I'm a bad girl too. -Alicia Silverstone

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood. -Robin G. Collingwood

A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges itself by its best intentions, and judges its opponents – America chief among them – by their worst deeds. -David Horowitz

I don't believe in guilt; I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person. And don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. -Angelina Jolie

It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest. -Chuck Berry

Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide. -Bill Owens

The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it. -Bryant H. McGill

I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today. -Tom Coburn

Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself. -Lao Tzu

Since the end of the nineteenth century, if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about their motives and their intentions in going to war. -Robert Higgs

I have never wavered from my intention to advance the cause of diversity in new and more effective ways. -Jeb Bush

It was not my intention whatsoever for the Japanese government to try to get me out of trouble. And I really appreciate the Japanese government for all they have done for me. -Robert Jenkins

When I got on the airplane in Indonesia coming to Japan, my intentions was to turn myself in to the military for the simple reason I would like to put my daughters with their mother, one thing. Another thing, I'd like to clear my conscience. -Robert Jenkins

I'm not a celebrity. I'm intentionally and defiantly not a celebrity. I don't have any interest in it. I don't have any talent for it. I keep my personal life out of my public life as cleanly as I can. -Charlie Kaufman

My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation. -Maurice Ravel

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention. -Thomas Aquinas

We have to deal with where we are. We have to create cooperatives, we have to create intentional communities, we have to work for local cooperation where we are. -Jerry Brown

It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms. -Hassan II of Morocco

The remarks about my reaching the age of Social Security and coming to the end of the road, they jolted me. And that was good. Because I sure as hell had no intention of just sitting around for the rest of my life. So I'd whip out the paints and really go to it. -Norman Rockwell

There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring. -Tim Roth

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. -Liberty Hyde Bailey

After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years. -Alphonso Jackson

I may err in judgment, but I hope not in intention. -Edward Blake

I had no intention of pursuing either the characters or the setting further. -Stephen R. Donaldson

Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions! -Alexander Alekhine

Any agreement that you have isn't going to be based on North Korea's intentions or trust. -Mitchell Reiss

I certainly had no intention of playing a man. -Fiona Shaw

In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour. -Henri Bergson

But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions. -Joey Skaggs

All that counts in life is intention. -Andrea Bocelli

It strikes me there's a bunch of people in power who have really strong intentions of running the world and adjusting the world to exactly how they see it. -Colin Hay

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention. -Theodor W. Adorno

My hatred is a thousand times more powerful than all your good intentions. -Jim Goad

Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage, taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people. And using that as a vehicle for the intention. -Rick Allen

I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior. You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends. -Charles Colson

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. -Sidney Altman

I've got absolutely no intention of ever going to play at another club. -Steven Gerrard

I never say a funny thing intentionally. -Jayne Meadows

Yeah, I really like being alive. But I definitely don't have any intentions as an artist. -John Frusciante

The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem. -Joseph Lancaster

They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent, about 1.3 million. I only ended up spending about – not only, but I spent about 2 million. But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked with a negative ad by an independent group. -Rahm Emanuel

There was absolutely no intention of splitting up. We had so many great ideas to use on the new album. John Paul Jones was incredible, coming to the studio each day with new instruments to play. -John Bonham

I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few years off after high school and really had, I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college. -Duane G. Carey

My first real breakthrough collided with the last months of Callaghan's Labour government, which had every intention of enjoying my success as much as I did. -Peter Straub

Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate; some candidates have been careful to name a transition team as much as a year in advance. -Richard V. Allen

I have no intention of discussing my private life with anyone. -Claire Bloom

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention. -Roger Nash Baldwin

It wasn't my intention in going after this part but I suppose now I do. The adult roles are a lot meatier – you're not always just the daughter or the girlfriend or whatever. -Emmy Rossum

I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions. -Anthony Braxton

Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples. -John Searle

It has never demonstrated any desire to provide humane treatment to captured Americans. If anything, the murders of Nicholas Berg and Daniel Pearl declare al Qaeda's intentions to kill even innocent civilian prisoners. -John Yoo

Artists, no matter how good their intentions, are always slower than they think. -Mark Millar

The place where the system and people's intentions meet is the political arena. -Peter Garrett

So that is how I ended up with those two titles, I like Accidentally on Purpose better – it is how we work in our trade – is it really an accident, or is there a thread of destiny in there? That was the intention, I am not sure I found out. -Michael York

I would say to young physicians that the more you intentionally improve the lives of the people in the community you serve the better your life will be and the greater your value will be to the community. -Samuel Wilson

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation, I agreed to see him one last time – to confront him face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention of ending our brief relationship. -Donna Rice

Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed, and it is, of course, the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed. -Barney Frank

Superfund was passed with the good intention of cleaning up America's toxic waste sites. -Fred Thompson

However, intention needn't enter in, and if a reader sees things in a religious way, and the work is dogmatically acceptable, then I don't see why it should not be interpreted in that way, as well as in others. -James Schuyler

Let them be reassured, it has never been one of our intentions to ban religion in society, but solely to protect the national education system from any conspicuous display of religious affiliation. -Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Well, it's an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman, of course, but there was also the intention to describe a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms. -John M. Ford

Apparently, there's this whole set of disgruntled people but obviously it's not my intention to offend anyone by changing the style of music that I've done. -Jonny Lang

Well, I love Pink Floyd, so I wouldn't be offended by it. I only intentionally robbed them three or four times. -Josh Silver

You can pour holy oil and holy water on a thug until you have emptied buckets of both; but at the end he will be a consecrated thug, but a thug all the same unless interior intentions and a disciplined man are present. -William H. O'Connell

In the end, a small section of the crowd, maybe 2,000 to 3,000, turned against me. And that was it. Inside the club they know your best intentions, but the minority shout louder than the rest. -Bryan Robson

The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they're shot is very simple and the same. -Jim Jarmusch

I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were. -Sitting Bull

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. -Christopher Columbus

Some people come out going, I don't get it. And I don't quite know what they're trying to get, what they're struggling for. We have had the reaction where people leave the movie sort of uncomfortable and befuddled. Although that wasn't our intention. -Joel Coen

The lion's share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the '60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid. -Branford Marsalis

He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer. -Benny Green

I know that Duke made a number of demands, including that the attorney general drop its investigation. We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that. -Gray Davis

He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn't afford it, so he started dealing to go to college – good intention. -John Leguizamo

Some months ago, while I was preparing a new work, I told a young cinema executive my intention of including in a soundtrack two themes from Bach. But when he asked me which has been the last hit from that Bach?, then I knew that I had no longer place in cinema. -Maurice Jarre

Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us – an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation. -E. Stanley Jones

Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence. -E. Stanley Jones

Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake – a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention. -E. Stanley Jones

I am not surprised that they show no intention to follow in my footsteps, although if I had a second chance myself, I would certainly try to repeat my present career. -Richard Ernst

I watched what method Nature might take, with intention of subduing the symptom by treading in her footsteps. -Thomas Sydenham

On the subject of emigration, it is not my intention to dwell at any length. -Charles Sturt

I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. -J. Paul Getty

The intentions of record companies are not good, from the musician's perspective. -Melissa Auf der Maur

Our intention is to really explore this transition and, beyond that, explore the particular things that someone comes up against when they're gay or lesbian. -Laura Innes

I love being irreverent. But I hate being irrelevant. I love being irreverent because at the end of the day your actions belie your intentions. -Esai Morales

One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution. -Bob Schaffer

I have no intention of resigning, and confidently expect to resume official duties within three months. -Frederick William Borden

I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something. -Jimi Hendrix

So we knew their intentions were to strike in the United States. We also knew from other sources of dozens of examples of where the notion of using planes as weapons was discussed. -Richard Ben-Veniste

I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic. -Warren Christopher

I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it. -Jodie Foster

Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October. -Peter Bart

You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do. -Ron Silver

I think we're entering a very dangerous time. The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge, not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind. -Thom Yorke

There are days when I intentionally don't write. For instance, I never write when I'm traveling, because travel is a situation where I can learn more by looking and listening than by working. -Thomas Perry

Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others' expectations can be avoided. -Tina Weymouth

Kubrick never explained the ending to us, or what his intentions were. He didn't intend for it to be a predictable film. -Keir Dullea

If I commit an error I do it without bad intention. -Stand Watie

My great crime in the world is blunder I will get into scrapes without intention or any bad motive. -Stand Watie

Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it. Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer. -Len Deighton

It is my intention to proceed slowly with our trenches. -Peter Stuyvesant

I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray! -Alberto Giacometti

The most difficult thing is the organization of people and the expression of your intentions. It's very easy to have a picture in your head and to imagine that you've told everybody about what you need. -Neil Jordan

Even the distribution of rations leaves much to be desired; the fatigue party, well-intentioned and sympathetic though it be, often finds itself short of provisions. -Patrick MacGill

Sometimes his methods are questionable, and even his morals are questionable, but his intention is always to protect Sydney. So in that way I think he's a good parent. -Victor Garber

Sometimes, his methods and his motives are questionable and even his morals are questionable in the way he does things. But I think his intention is always to protect his daughter. -Victor Garber

Everything's intentional. It's just filling in the dots. -David Byrne

In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression, inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory or the trade of another country, right or wrong, a pretext is always sought. -Elihu Root

I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention. -Calvin Klein

My major in college was Chinese Studies. It was very intentional. -Mira Sorvino

The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall. -Helen Garner

Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell. -Ben Harper

You don't stay married for 35 years by accident. I think that that's willful and intentional and something that both people really want. -Ashley Judd

You know, we have a long history of covering different periods of this band's development with a live record… a sort of live thing that would be done for three or four records, and that was the intention with this particular package. -Alex Lifeson

Eileen Ford wanted me to fix my nose and my teeth. I said, Sure, great, but I really had no intention to. -Lauren Hutton

Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. -Xun Kuang

I intentionally aided them by being there and blocking an avenue of escape for the victims. -Robert Iler

I suppose no man becomes a pocket hunter by first intention. -Mary Hunter Austin

Give us a chance to show you that those so-called protective laws to aid women – however well intentioned originally – have become in fact restraints, which keep wife, abandoned wife, and widow alike from supporting her family. -Martha Griffiths

In view of China's growing military strength and intentions, the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces with other democratic countries in the world to form a global community of democracies. -Jim Costa

I went back to graduate school with the clear intention that what I wanted to do with my life was to improve societies, and the way to do that was to find out what made economies work the way they did or fail to work. -Douglass North

I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree. -Colin Firth

Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention. -Bill Bruford

Even with the best of intentions, even when they're very smart and knowledgeable – as opposed to George W., who is neither – it doesn't seem to matter. -Robert Scheer

If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent. -John Conyers

One of the most amazing things I got from the film, so much green screen, there are so many moments and it really taught me about how important it is to have an intention when flying, when going somewhere and having an intention. -Brandon Routh

Intelligent analysis of the composer's intention and strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity. -Kate Smith

According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave. -John Conyers

Most previous immigrants came to the United States to become Americans, with no intention of returning home. They relinquished their ties with their homeland. English was their key to prosperity, and they worked hard to master it. -John Shadegg

In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind, written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy. It was now my intention to rewrite this work. -James Meade

It was to do with information management. The intention was to dramatise it. -Hans Blix

Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality. -Manuel Puig

I have no intention of becoming a shorthand author. -Isaac Pitman

So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions. -Godfrey Reggio

Why do I need succession planning? I'm very alert, I'm very vibrant. I have no intention to retire. -Sheldon Adelson

The Security Council decided to deal with Iran's nuclear intentions. The international community will not be willing to tolerate an Iran with a nuclear capability and an Iran that collaborates with terrorist organizations. -Moshe Katsav

I have no intention of going back to France, except for yearly visits to meet my family. -Francois Gautier

And there's a lot of that stuff with people bringing their kids, kids bringing their parents, people bringing their grandparents – I mean, it's gotten to be really stretched out now. It was never my intention to say, this is the demographics of our audience. -Jerry Garcia

My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum. -Mary MacLane

In the Steven F. Austin Colony, which was the first colony, Texans first established a provisional government in 1835 with the intention of writing a declaration of independence soon after. -Michael McCaul

This country must be governed, and can be governed, simply on questions of policy and administration and the French Canadians who have had any part in this movement have never had any other intention but to organise upon those party distinctions and upon no other. -Wilfrid Laurier

With a film, I do my best to understand the author's intentions and try to bring the characters to life. -Bruce Beresford

It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture. -Don DeLillo

I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards. -Hugh Dancy

It was always my intention that The Frieze should be housed in a room which would provide a suitable architectural frame for it. -Edvard Munch

When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention of shaving the mustache off, but I realized I was getting so many comments about it – and everybody was talking about it – that I decided to keep it. -Mark Spitz

Like anywhere, we had to make people understand that we were there with good intentions, and that we were there with respect. We started making contacts with the people in the neighborhood three months before shooting began, so that everyone involved was comfortable. -Mathieu Kassovitz

My intention when I came into this industry was to be a musician, not necessarily a recording artist, just a musician in general. And that's the reason I went to college and got my degree, which has been great for me. It's helped me a lot with my career. -Jon Secada

With this new album, I prepared for it a long time, and I was happy with the songs and the production. I felt that I proved myself with the first album, and with this new album, I just want to share some of my music. And that was always my feeling and my intention. -Jon Secada

Now, the United Nations is an organization that I believe was founded with good intentions. As a matter of fact, a prominent Tennessean named Cordell Hull was very involved with it. -Zach Wamp

I imagine that the intention is to get rid of them. The interests of security demand that we get rid of them. -Moshe Sharett

It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak. -Michael Bolton

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally. -Oscar Wilde

All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless. -Adolf Hitler

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker. -David Hume

It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also. -Robert Southey

A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour. -Jonathan Swift

How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned but too protective husbands to face reality late in life, bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it! -Hortense Odlum

There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things. -Gerald R. Ford

However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Good intentions are not enough. They've never put an onion in the soup yet. -Sonya Levien

O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. -T. S. Eliot

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well. -Margaret Thatcher

Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too. -Aldous Huxley

I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery. -Rene Descartes

I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions. -Lord Byron

Is your remarkably sexist drivel intentional, or just some horrible mistake? -Yeardley Smith

Back in the 1960s, the number of deaths each year from unintentional poisoning was 15 times greater than it is today. -Hal Stratton

I don't know anyone in the public eye who has not made a mistake and said something in a manner that does not truly reflect their intentions. -Jim Jeffords

Our intention is to give people, however you might stylize it, a tax cut or a pay raise. -Paul O'Neill

It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable. -Andrew Cohen

Mr. Chamberlain desires to avert the threat to England's peace by making England, in alliance with Germany, stronger than her rivals and so to force them to renounce their hostile intentions against her. -Bernhard von Bulow

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. -Barack Obama

There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away. That's not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don't work. -Kiefer Sutherland

I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything. -Sean Bean

The sad thing is, when it comes to diet, is that even when well-intentioned Feds try to do right by us, they fail. Either they're outvoted by puppets of agribusiness, or they are puppets of agribusiness. -Mark Bittman

But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don't know what their intentions are. -John Cornyn

I don't have any friends and don't have any intention of making any. People will stab you in the back, mistreat you, talk about me behind your back, steal from you. And they're not really your friends. They're only there because you're a celebrity or because they want to get something from you. -Gary Coleman

I think that it is our intention to deny cancer any control over us. -Elizabeth Edwards

I don't think the NFL had the slightest intention of taking me, except as maybe a water boy. -Joel McHale

Let's get a couple of things straight. It hasn't been years and years since I made a movie. I'm not coming back from the dead – I've just had two kids! I have no intention of retiring, but I do think it's impossible to do movie after movie, because there aren't that many good films made. -Julia Roberts

I feel like saying we need to all calm down a little. Let's take the time to breathe. I have no intention of allowing myself be distracted. -Pauline Marois

As long as your intention is pure, and you know what you're in it for, then you're alright. And I'm in it because I enjoy it. I take it seriously… real seriously. I mean I could sit and talk all day about the music. -Trey Anastasio

I believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society – and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. Jamey Rodemeyer's life changed mine. -Zachary Quinto

It is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. -Zachary Quinto

One thing I've learned: My intentions are clear in terms of quality. -Elizabeth Berkley

America has shown its evil intentions, and the proud Iraqi people cannot accept it. They must defend their rights by any means they see fit. -Muqtada al Sadr

I have no intention of letting this decision change the way that I approach my training and preparation for games, but the time has come for me to realise that I have gone as far as I can go with this England team. -Jonny Wilkinson

It's too late for me to get married before I'm famous. You never know people's intentions. -Carmelo Anthony

My biggest pet peeve are just girls who go to sports bars who have no intention on caring what teams are playing, like they're looking for just a night out. That drives me more crazy than anything else. Like, don't pretend to be a sports fan. -Jerry Ferrara

With Portlandia, I don't think our intention is always to find something funny. Sometimes the humor comes from taking something really seriously. We're okay with making somebody feel uncomfortable or uneasy. -Carrie Brownstein

It can bum you out when your intentions aren't, like, translated properly. -Kesha

When I resigned, I put the U.S. Government on notice that I'm going to stick to policy issues, that I have no intention of going out and blowing the cover off of the intelligence operations, that those are truly sensitive and they should not be exposed. -Scott Ritter

Emotionally, I was affected a lot by Rage Against the Machine, not specifically the literal intention of the words or what it was about, but the feel, the sound, those phrases that got me. -Fred Durst

Everybody loves the underdog, and then they take an underdog and make him a hero and they hate him. But as long as they can knock you back down, it seems like if you're an underdog again, and things do surface, and they think this is real, 'these guys' intentions are genuine and sincere,' it seems like they will embrace you again. -Fred Durst

I intentionally built a business that has absolutely nothing to do with appearance. -Kathy Ireland

Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west. -Azar Nafisi

I know there are a lot of people out there who have the best intentions but not the voice, so it's about people like me to give them a voice and hear their ideas. -Carl Lewis

I have no intention of lingering through a season, just to have a chance to be an alternate on a relay. I don't want that. -Carl Lewis

I don't have any intention of resigning. -Eric Holder

Basically, if I have no intention of using a service then I won't bother reverse-engineering it. -Jon Johansen

It's a pragmatist's business, comedy. Start off with good intentions and references to the Pompidou Centre and you end up with boiled sweets and a pantomime cow. -Mel Smith

I buy things with the best of intention of living in them and then life intercedes. -Moby

I intentionally abandoned the hard stuff early on because not only do I think it's useless, I think it's a distraction. -Seth Godin

People may have thought that we changed a lot. I don't think we came in with that intention. Certain things I can't stomach. But I tried to be as collegial as possible. When you sign that contract, you're tied to that opera house to try your best. But every different team will play with a different intensity. -Bryn Terfel

I have to be very careful, however, because I have no intention of providing an excuse for this behavior. It's an attempt to explain how so many women come from backgrounds where the pressure to be a good mother is so severe that if they can't do it, something really snaps. -Caleb Carr

I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances, and unintended consequences, yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder. -David Maraniss

Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties. -Dalai Lama

When we wrote the Constitution, the intention was to give the commander in chief the authority how to use the forces when you authorize him to be able to use the forces. -Joe Biden

In any story, the villain is the catalyst. The hero's not a person who will bend the rules or show the cracks in his armor. He's one-dimensional intentionally, but the villain is the person who owns up to what he is and stands by it. -Marilyn Manson

I think that there is a concern, a question mark, by people all around the world and governments all around the world, as to what China's intentions are. -Gary Locke

If there was no intentional walks, the guy would just walk him anyway, unintentionally intentionally walk him. You see a lot more of that than what meets the eye. -George Brett

I'm very sensitive to the English language. I studied the dictionary obsessively when I was a kid and collect old dictionaries. Words, I think, are very powerful and they convey an intention. -Drew Barrymore

I am very aware that playwrights, particularly good ones, have a intention for everything they write. Language and punctuation is used specifically, and most of the time actors can find wonderful clues about character in the rhythm and cadence of the language used. -Laura Linney

Might I be ridiculous? Might my career in music be laughable? Yeah, that's possible, but that's certainly not my intention. -Joaquin Phoenix

We saw what happened in Jimmy Carter's administration. President Carter was a good man with the best of intentions. But he came to Washington without a good working relationship with Democratic members of Congress, which played a big part in his administration's problems. -Jim Hunt

The intention to live as long as possible isn't one of the mind's best intentions, because quantity isn't the same as quality. -Deepak Chopra

I revise constantly, as I go along and then again after I've finished a first draft. Few of my novels contain a single sentence that closely resembles the sentence I first set down. I just find that I have to keep zapping and zapping the English language until it starts to behave in some way that vaguely matches my intentions. -Michael Cunningham

There's such cultural rot taking place, such a disintegration throughout our culture. Values, morality, you name it. Standards have been relaxed, and people are not being held to them. People's intentions, if they're said to be good and honorable, that's all that matters. -Rush Limbaugh

I don't mean this grandly, but it was never my intention to live in L.A. and do a big network show. -Damian Lewis

President Clinton intentionally created a structure that was a little loose. And one that kept him a little in the center. He didn't want one person filtering all the information that went to him. He had always operated with a lot of information coming in and a lot of stuff going out. -Dee Dee Myers

While eschewing emotion – and its companion, vulnerability – Obama should be careful not to sacrifice empathy, the 'I feel your pain' connection that sustained Clinton. This connection is the shorthand people use to measure their leaders' intentions. If people believe you're on their side, they will trust your decisions. -Dee Dee Myers

This is a generation weaned on Watergate, and there is no presumption of innocence and no presumption of good intentions. Instead, there is a presumption that, without relentless scrutiny, the government will misbehave. -Dee Dee Myers

I made the intentional choice to step behind the camera. -Kathy Ireland

I play characters. I don't think I really have a persona per se. I don't play the same guy every time. I show up, you don't know what I'm gonna do. I like it that way. I've intentionally tried to do it that way. I think that's what's interesting. -Laurence Fishburne

One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man. -Ben Okri

Career highlights? I had two – I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets. -Bob Uecker

You have to dream intentionally. Most people dream a dream when they are asleep. But to be a writer, you have to dream while you are awake, intentionally. -Haruki Murakami

For me, writing a novel is like having a dream. Writing a novel lets me intentionally dream while I'm still awake. I can continue yesterday's dream today, something you can't normally do in everyday life. -Haruki Murakami

But the indisputable fact is, a huge percentage of Obama's voters are basically wards of the state. There are millions of them, and they have no intention of voting for anyone who might want them to ever go out and work for a living – 'no matter what.' -Howie Carr

So many financial dreams are thwarted by the failure to act upon good intentions. -Suze Orman

I am not a politician and I have no intention of being one. -Sean Connery

It's my firm intention to whop cancer into submission and I truly believe I've given myself the best start possible by radically overhauling my diet and by staying true to my motto, which is: Don't worry, be happy, feel good. The first thing I did when I was diagnosed was to turn vegan. -Larry Hagman

Certainly I have no attraction to misery. I don't intentionally go for dark. -Christian Bale

There is just as much evil in all of us as there is good. We're all continuously guilty, even if we're not doing it intentionally to be evil. Here we are sitting in luxury hotels, living it up on the the backs of others in the third world. We all have a guilty conscience, but we do very little about it. -Michael Haneke

'Funny Games' was conceived as a provocation. My other films are different. If people feel my other films are, or respond to them as provocation, then that's quite different. 'Funny Games' is the only one of mine where my intention was to provoke the audience. -Michael Haneke

When I first envisioned 'Funny Games' in the mid-1990s, it was my intention to have an American audience watch the movie. It is a reaction to a certain American cinema, its violence, its naivety, the way American cinema toys with human beings. In many American films, violence is made consumable. -Michael Haneke

I have no intention of telling people what I have for breakfast. -Princess Margaret

President Obama's first term in office has been better for intentions than for actual changes in planning and policy. I do believe, and he has several things to this effect, that he would like to provide universal preschool or at least far more preschool for our children. -Jonathan Kozol

It has always been, and still is, my intention to build a playground in Central Park. -Diana Ross

One of the things is that the good intentions of Prohibition, from reading over the years and from becoming obsessed with the research of gangs in New York City, seems to have allowed crime figures at the time, like Luciano, Capone, Torrio and Rothstein, to organize to become more powerful, which pulled all the way through until the '70s. -Martin Scorsese

I said in October of 2008 that there was no proof that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or had the intention or capability of attacking the United States. Here we are. Almost 4,700 troops died, tens of thousands injured, over a million Iraqis dead. It will cost $5 trillion in the end for the war. -Dennis Kucinich

It's not so easy for us when we play teams who have a different mindset, like Chelsea or Inter Milan, because they have the intention of trying to stop us rather than playing a game that is more attractive for the spectators to enjoy. -Lionel Messi

I know I'm breaking a taboo by using the term antiwhite racism, but I do so intentionally, because it's the reality some of our fellow citizens live with, and remaining quiet about it only aggravates their trauma. -Jean-Francois Cope

If it had been our intention to take Iraq, if it had been our intention to destroy the country, if it had been our intention to overrun the country, we could have done it unopposed. -Norman Schwarzkopf

We don't have any intention whatsoever to use military force to solve the Palestinian problem. But when it comes to terror – when it comes to terror, I believe that military – the right military steps is a very, very complicated kind of warfare, where I make every effort not to escalate the situation. -Ariel Sharon

To our Palestinian neighbours, I assure you that we have a genuine intention to respect your right to live independently and in dignity. I have already said that Israel has no desire to continue to govern over you and control your fate. -Ariel Sharon

I enjoyed studying costume, learning about the corsetry and the historical context of fashion. I never had any real intention of being a costume designer. -Georgina Chapman

My intention… isn't to create controversy. -Brett Favre

Honor thy error as a hidden intention. -Brian Eno

Is marriage for ever? I think you get married with the intention that it will be, but who knows? -Courteney Cox

My style of songwriting is influenced by cinema. I'm a frustrated filmmaker. A fan once said to me, 'Girl, you make me see pictures in my head!' and I took that as a great compliment. That's exactly my intention. -Joni Mitchell

Live theater is my favorite of all the mediums that I have worked in, so I have every intention on coming back to Broadway. -Taye Diggs

Because I'm just a giving person spiritually, I feel that if your intentions are to use or abuse or take advantage of, then you might get what you get in the meantime, but there's still a price to pay. -Angie Stone

You always question people's intentions. That may be a combination of having money, having fame, and being a little older. -Matt LeBlanc

When somebody has an enormous success in this culture, people start asking two questions, which are 'What are you doing now?' and 'How are you going to beat that?' And I have to say, I love the assumption that your intention is to beat yourself constantly – that you're in battle against yourself. -Elizabeth Gilbert

Stories, as much as we like to talk about them, retrospectively, as emanations of theme or worldview or intention, occur primarily as technical objects when they're being written. Or at least they do for me. They're the result of thousands of decisions made at speed during revision. -George Saunders

I don't say anything unintentionally. -Dominic Monaghan

I have intentionally not pursued musical theater. -Katharine McPhee

I was always curious about motivation and intention, and really, that's a lot of what acting is. -Liev Schreiber

Fear is… a kind of unintentional storytelling that we are all born knowing how to do. -Karen Thompson Walker

I work intentionally to try and make dense, complex things. We can move between genres and forms, from something that looks like a PowerPoint lecture to something that looks like an informercial to something that looks like a cinematic melodrama. -Elizabeth Price

You begin a film more with questions than with direct intentions. It's more of an exploration and discovery. -Alexander Payne

One of the annoying things when you're in a movie is that gets talked about is everyone projects meaning onto everyone's intentions. -Heather Langenkamp

I think our culture has gotten so skewed. People assume that because you're an actor you want to write a book to exploit your celebrity, but my celebrity is only a byproduct of me making movies. I have no intention of being a celebrity. -Jonah Hill

Many say an art dealer running a museum is a 'conflict of interest.' But maybe the art world has lived an artificial or unintentional lie all of these years when it comes to conflicts of interest. -Jerry Saltz

I will overlook bad behavior if I know that people's intentions are good. I have this belief that people really can do good things and that people want to be good. -Elizabeth Mitchell

My intentions have been, and are always, to just really get behind what my ideas are musically and to just ride this thing out, cause it feels good, and I think for the most part it's good music. Even when it's not, I'd like to still search for something that could be even like a little bit mind-blowing or shocking to me. -Ryan Adams

I just don't think CGI is up to manipulating the human face yet. I feel like you can get away with it with aliens or monsters or something that's intentionally foreign, but I have yet to see anything digital to do with the human face that doesn't just look ridiculous. -Rian Johnson

I learned early on in teaching how easy it is to hurt a young person and that's never my intention. -Tim Gunn

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

I would never intentionally want to hurt someone's feelings. -Sara Bareilles

I've never been very attached to genre labels and never set out intentionally to write historic fiction. Besides, what you consider historic depends on how far back your memory extends. -Charles Frazier

Mothers and fathers do really crazy things with the best of intentions. -Rosalind Wiseman

But there is a discomfort that surrounds grief. It makes even the most well-intentioned people unsure of what to say. And so many of the freshly bereaved end up feeling even more alone. -Meghan O'Rourke

I do think that there are gray lines of morality in a newsroom, when it comes to some stories. The best-intentioned journalist still has a difficult mission, to try to boil down people. -Jim Lynch

Yes, there are lots of individual exceptions. But no one has ever done a study about voting intention without ascertaining that the biggest determining factor is your income and your wealth. -Ken Livingstone

As soon as I finish one thing, there's always something else on the horizon I want to do. I don't have any intention of retiring from anything. -Marla Gibbs

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

My intentions with any of my music is to keep it futuristic and updated and be experimental and try new things. -Mayer Hawthorne

I don't intentionally make deep movies. -Hayao Miyazaki

The American people need to know that money is being used effectively because frankly, the nation can't afford careless spending, no matter how well-intentioned. -Michael Enzi

I've changed the way I look a bit but not intentionally. I've cut my hair. I've got a bit of pink in it and lately I've become a bit monochrome, wearing a lot of black and white. -Ellie Goulding

In today's roller-coaster economy, hyper-competitive, fear-based, flat and global world, convincing anyone to do anything at any time requires getting their attention, creating their intention and turning it to action. -Peter Guber

Are you motivated? Are you coherent? Is your intention aligned? Are your feet, tongue, heart and wallet congruent? That intention shines through. -Peter Guber

A gun can be dangerous. But a gun can protect you, you can hunt for food with it – you know, the tool itself is a tool. The intention of the party using the tool is a part of the process, right? You know: the knife cuts the steak, stabs the person, saves somebody from danger, cuts somebody out of a car. -Peter Guber

Sometimes people think it's what you say when you're in a huge group that makes you a leader. But sometimes it's the one-on-one conversations you have with guys individually, just getting to know them. I think I've done that a lot. Not intentionally – it just happens. -Robert Griffin III

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens. -Phylicia Rashad

I intentionally shoot violence to make the audience feel real pain. I have never and I will never shoot violence as if it's some kind of action video game. -Takeshi Kitano

For the most part, editors no longer view 'Doonesbury' as a rolling provocation, which is fine by me. It makes no sense to intentionally antagonize the very people on whose support you most depend. -Garry Trudeau

I think it's very dangerous for people who do anything that's public to venture on the Web and check out what people are saying about them. Yes, you're bound to find things that will delight you – but you also find things that will make you brood and feel bad about yourself. Why would you intentionally invite that into your life? -Garry Trudeau

Every frame and every scene has to have an intention. -Mira Nair

You don't climb mountains without a team, you don't climb mountains without being fit, you don't climb mountains without being prepared and you don't climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident – it has to be intentional. -Mark Udall

An actor's job is about putting across the author's intention; I don't think of myself on the same level as a creator. -Jane Asher

Let me put it this way: I don't feel as settled as I look. I think that's true of everyone, probably. Except for Beyonce and Jay-Z. I don't think they wake up and think, 'Ugh, when's it going to work out for us? Why can't we catch a break?' Aside from them, I'm pretty sure everyone's life feels a lot less intentional. -Sloane Crosley

Comedy is similar to hockey… in only one way. You get a lot of credit for assists. So I try to serve whatever the intention is, be it the joke or the story or the scene or the moment or the kiss, even if it's not my joke or moment. -Johnny Galecki

We have no intention of leaving the euro. In no way will we experiment with the future of our country. -Nicos Anastasiades

When I was a child, I did always feel that people were hiding things, and that they weren't expressing their true feelings. When adults are too complicated, and cover their emotions with layers of well-intentioned subterfuge, the child isn't seeing reality clearly enough and gets upset. -Wallace Shawn

Everyone with all those good intentions came to help Indonesia rebuild from the tsunami; but the co-ordination problem was very big, because they came with their own way of doing business; they came with the inflexibility of their own governance. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

My intention is to do more films. -Adepero Oduye

I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee's status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive. -Alan Sugar

I have no intention of disowning my record as a member of the McGuinty government. -Kathleen Wynne

Fear and pain and suffering is not OK for any being to feel intentionally at the hands of us. -Leona Lewis

There's a deep-freeze of sorts for all good intentions – a place that you store your plans to make changes in your life when you know you're not going to make them at all. -Jeffrey Kluger

My privacy is very intentional. -Cheryl Cole

I didn't try to cry my way out of Orlando. That was never my intention, or not what I did at all. And I understand everybody thought it was that way because of what was being put out there. -Dwight Howard

I wanted to do pretty much a purely boy story, yes. The girls are kind of the bad guys in 'Marble Season', although that wasn't my intention. It's also a world without adults. -Gilbert Hernandez

I have no intention of being a potted plant, and just getting watered every so often. -Richard J. Codey

Although it was created with the best of intentions, the federal government's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program has become one of the worst and most costly boondoggles ever foisted on the American public. -Bob Beauprez

One of the things I find very difficult about theatre is the repetition – that something can slide away from your original intentions. -Ben Whishaw

I don't intentionally make my films with the express goal of surprising the viewer. -Bong Joon-ho

We all have to be dishes on a plate eventually, with the way we are marketed, but I have no intention of being a cheap Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet. -Mika

I'll tell you, there's no goodies and baddies in the world, there's just people with intentions that sometimes clash. -Rupert Friend

We run around so much – with the best intentions: I want to save the rain forest. I've gotta clean up the oceans. I've gotta save the dolphins. All worthy efforts, but if you're not centered and you don't have the serenity in your life you need to accomplish that task, you're not going to do a very good job. -Ed Begley, Jr.

It definitely wasn't like, 'Hey, I'm going to steal that, and nobody's going to know.' The original 'T.R.O.Y.' came out in 1992, and it was like a 20th anniversary kind of thing. All of those intentions were there for it to be resurrecting a classic for a new generation. I tried to honor it. -Lupe Fiasco

You have to teach children about money intentionally – create teachable moments. -Dave Ramsey

I majored in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, although I never had any intention of being an illustrator and didn't take any classes in illustration there. It was just that the illustration degree had no requirements. -Brian Selznick

The premise of 'Deadline' forced me to go against my own grain with a character determined to find all that is valuable in that time. I believe this is a story about redemption; how, even with the best intentions, it's sometimes found and sometimes not. -Chris Crutcher

As any of us approaches middle age, we inevitably come up against our limitations: the realization that certain dearly-held fantasies may not be realized; that circumstances have thwarted us; that even with intention and will we may not be able to set our ship back on the course we'd planned. -Claire Messud

I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong. -Edward Snowden

My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate. -Edward Snowden

Creation's gold mine is in you. The key is deliberate intention. Whatever your dream may be at this moment, identify it. If you cannot define your desire, it can never become a reality. -Mary Manin Morrissey

Denis Healey refused to contribute an article to the 'Guardian' about his intentions, and was punished by the electorate – and then all Labour MPs – for his presumption in assuming they already knew everything about him. He became famously the best prime minister we never had. Perhaps. -Simon Hoggart

It is neither my intention to depart from the route of John Garang nor to change the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. -Salva Kiir Mayardit

I come from a very illustrious line of divorces. We love to get divorced in my family. My mother and father have been married four times each – eight ceremonies with the best of intentions. -Joshua Ferris

I don't read much of what I write because I worry about unintentionally borrowing something. -Kelley Armstrong

Caregiving requires the intention of love, caretaking requires the intention of fear. Not acting in anger when you are angry requires the intention of love. -Gary Zukav

When you know your intention, you are in a position to choose the consequences that you will create for yourself. When you choose an intention that creates consequences for which you are willing to be responsible, that is a responsible choice. -Gary Zukav

Power has long been regarded as morally corrosive, and we often suspect the intentions of those who seek it. -Gary Hamel

Good intentions aren't enough. People have good intentions when they set a goal to do something, but then they miss a deadline or other milestone. -Harvey Mackay

I have been given permission to announce that I and others from 'All My Children' have been approached by the company Prospect Park, who bought 'AMC,' with the intention to move it online. -Cameron Mathison

I'm pretty intentional about being highly invested in my kids' lives. -Mark Batterson

Does Scripture forbid homosexual behavior? Of course it does. Jesus and his apostles taught that God's intention in marriage is for a man to leave his parents and join himself to one woman. -Michael Horton

Your intention for a book is never the same as the reception. -Neil Strauss

In centering prayer, the sacred word is not the object of the attention but rather the expression of the intention of the will. -Thomas Keating

We have seen the big loan servicers drag their feet in the Obama administration's well-intentioned mortgage modification program. -Sheldon Whitehouse

Most people who get into power in the western world start with great intentions, but slowly they all become entrapped and hung by their own petard. -David A. Stewart

I moved to L.A. to write and direct. I had no intentions of being in front of the camera. -Analeigh Tipton

Painters hate having to explain what their work is about. They always say, 'It's whatever you want it to be' – because I think that's their intention, to connect with each person's subconscious, and not to try and dictate. -Helen Mirren

It was never my intention to marry anybody. Economics are basically the only reason to get married, but I'm very glad I did it. -Helen Mirren

Anyone can identify with those moments in life where circumstances or people inform us that we've strayed from the path of our better nature and intentions. We know what that's like, and we resist it – so as not to feel like we're bad people. -Viggo Mortensen

Initially I was very drawn to the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist philosophy. It was helping me deal with the balance of these external and internal issues with my chess life. Tai chi is the martial embodiment of Taoist philosophy. Initially, I had no intention of competing in the martial arts; it was just the meditation. -Joshua Waitzkin

I think I'll be going to Heaven, because I had good intentions. But my actions are another thing. -Curtis Jackson

I read all of the stories that people write about me. The ones that are really interesting are the ones where they actually write their take on me as opposed to just printing what I said, because they're asking similar questions so often, sometimes it just sounds like I'm answering the questions different intentionally. -Curtis Jackson

I think there are times in a lot of people's pasts where they've unintentionally fallen in love with really damaged people. You go out with someone who's a mess so you can feel less of a mess. -Sharon Van Etten

We men are easily prone to sins of thought. Therefore, He who has formed each heart individually, knowing that the impulse received from the intention constitutes the major element in sin, has ordained that purity in the ruling part of our soul be our primary concern. -Saint Basil

Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier. -Christian Dior

People get confused when they see my shows, but that isn't the intention. My intention is to destabilize the act of seeing. -Richard Phillips

Knowing what thought process goes into constructing a line helps an actor know how to deliver that line because you understand the intention behind the writing. -David Henrie

I have a low tolerance for people who complain about things but never do anything to change them. This led me to conclude that the single largest pool of untapped natural resources in this world is human good intentions that are never translated into actions. -Cindy Gallop

Despite their good intentions, today's businesses are missing an opportunity to integrate social responsibility and day-to-day business objectives – to do good and make money simultaneously. -Cindy Gallop

If I ran the world, I would find a way to bring the wealth of human good intentions and corporate good intentions together – to activate them collectively into shared action against shared objectives that produces shared hard, tangible results. -Cindy Gallop

I never set out to intentionally hurt any player and never enticed any teammate to intentionally hurt another player. I also never put any money into a bounty pool or helped to create a bounty pool intended to pay out money for injuring other players. -Jonathan Vilma

I have no intention of retiring. Even my blood sugar is better when I'm working. -Elaine Stritch

In 1977, when I started my first job at the Federal Reserve Board as a staff economist in the Division of International Finance, it was an article of faith in central banking that secrecy about monetary policy decisions was the best policy: Central banks, as a rule, did not discuss these decisions, let alone their future policy intentions. -Janet Yellen

Leading Christian theologians such as Augustine and Aquinas were not what today might be called 'strict constructionists.' Rather, they celebrated reason as the means to gain greater insight into divine intentions. -Rodney Stark

If the myth of pure evil is that evil is committed with the intention of causing harm and an absence of moral considerations, then it applies to very few acts of so-called 'pure evil' because most evildoers believe what they are doing is forgivable or justifiable. -Steven Pinker

Often leaders have the best intentions, but people cannot read their minds. That's why it's important to declare yourself: Tell people why you choose to lead and the code you live by. -Douglas Conant

If everyone in the music business were brutally honest about what their intentions were then you could sort things out, but it's all smoke and mirrors. -Noel Gallagher

You know what's weird, I just write to write, with no intention, I just write. -Tommy Lee

The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection – and usually a little judgment. -Brene Brown

My ideas tend to arise out of nowhere when I'm not intentionally trying to think of something. -Chris Jordan

Sometimes I read about someone saying with great authority that animals have no intentions and no feelings, and I wonder, 'Doesn't this guy have a dog?' -Frans de Waal

In general, I usually don't really go by or live my life by a clock, and outside of touring, I don't really ask anyone else to. It's not out of lack of respect for anyone or intentional. -Axl Rose

Art historians agree that Da Vinci's paintings contain hidden levels of meaning that go well beneath the surface of the paint. Many scholars believe his work intentionally provides clues to a powerful secret… a secret that remains protected to this day by a clandestine brotherhood of which Da Vinci was a member. -Dan Brown

When I began 'Wicked', I really thought of it entirely as a one-off, as the English say. There was no intention that there should ever be a follow up, because the subtitle was 'The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West'. She was dead and gone, as the book says, at the end. -Gregory Maguire

There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds? -Thomas Sowell

When you sketch a shoe but don't have the intention to do a proper shoe, it remains a curvy sketch with no detail. The shoe completely morphs to the body. -Christian Louboutin

Geoengineering involves humans making intentional, large-scale modifications to the Earths geophysical systems in order to change the environment. -Jamais Cascio

Technology is only an enabler, which can help achieve the intention of the person who is using it. -Jane Chen

Around the world today we're seeing an incredible transformation, from what I would call a biocidal species, one that – whether we intentionally or unintentionally – have designed our systems to kill life, a lot of the time. -Jane Poynter

I believe that public space should be intentional: it should be obvious that you belong. -Janet Echelman

My intention is to make music that you can enjoy at all times. -Jill Scott

There's never any time I think I'm a real journalist, because I don't have any of the qualifications or the intentions for that. -John Oliver

I don't want to play earnest. I'd rather play somebody who's kind of sleazy. It's much more fun, especially in a comedy. You don't want to be some earnest guy who's just trying to do the right thing but can't. I want to be doing the wrong thing intentionally. -Jack Coleman

I think everyone's intentions are to become a performer at first. But by the time I was in high school and college, I discovered that I liked writing and that I was probably a little better at it. -Tina Fey

Doing my art came out of something very solitary and something that I had no intention of showing anybody, and yet once people saw pieces in my house, it became really clear that there was a great demand for my art. -Paul Stanley

Yes, God does expect us to live holy, consecrated lives. But not even the best of our intentions can make it happen. Thankfully, He doesn't expect us to make ourselves holy. He just wants us to learn to depend on Him to make us holy. -Joyce Meyer

I love Coldplay. The lights, and the sound quality They really play their instruments. Sometimes, during the show, they'll make a mistake and stop. I think they do it intentionally just to show you they're really playing it live. -B.o.B

I think 'work' is anything I'm doing with intention and purpose. There is absolutely no negative connotation to the word 'work' for me – I feel lucky that I get to wake up every day and spend my days doing things I believe in. -Jessica Jackley

Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut. -Joyce Meyer

You have to be a mindful eater. There has to be intention in what you do in your life if you're going to be happy and authentic. Food isn't supposed to be entertainment in the way that your kids, your work, and your relationship are. -Jorge Cruise

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

It's not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities. -Kristin Armstrong

We either live with intention or exist by default. -Kristin Armstrong

Runners, by nature, are intentional people and normally pretty light on our feet. -Kristin Armstrong

I want to be intentional about my freedom – in choosing it, honoring it, and protecting it. One of the best feelings I know is feeling truly free. -Kristin Armstrong

I always knew I wanted to be an actor. I was talented in college but not the most talented. But I knew I wanted to do it, and that intention got me there and kept me there. -Susanna Thompson

An actor can be as talented as another, but if he doesn't stick to what the director's intentions are, it all falls down. I adore working with actors. -Nicholas Ray

I get up earlier than my husband and I intentionally spend time in prayer and Bible reading just to focus myself for the day, because the days get crazy. -Anne Graham Lotz

I have always maintained that if you work hard, it won't go waste, as recognition will come to you at some stage, whether in studies or sports. You need to have good intentions and intent to move ahead in life as well as in sports. -Suresh Raina

Power is an instrument of fatal consequence. It is confined no more readily than quicksilver, and escapes good intentions as easily as air flows through mesh. -Mike Pence

Time heals everything. Time corrects everything. Time is the solution to every problem, I believe. A lot of things can happen with time. All that has to be there is the intention. -Mehcad Brooks

Before I pursued acting full-time, I had every intention of going into some form of law enforcement work. -Michael Trucco

I came in with the intention of serving as long as it made sense for me to do so. The election was a natural moment to think about whether I wanted to stay longer, and I'm thrilled to turn the reins over to my longtime colleague Elisse Walter. -Mary Schapiro

Early in life I learned, just through observation, that right always wins out over wrong. If a person has good intentions in his heart and wants to do the right thing, then there are certain ways that any obstacle can be overcome. -Monte Irvin

My original interests and intentions in guitar playing were primarily created on quality of tone, for instance, the way the instrument could be made to echo or simulate the human voice. -Eric Clapton

If everyone is to be made responsible for everything they do, you must extend responsibility beyond the level of conscious intention. -William S. Burroughs

I had every intention of 'Bloodflowers' being the last Cure record. I thought it would be fantastic to finish with the best thing we'd ever done, but I wasn't sure we could pull it off. -Robert Smith

Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you are not being serious, and are only kidding. If I salute a friend with a smile and say, 'How are you, you old scoundrel!' clearly I don't really mean he's a scoundrel. -Umberto Eco

The mid-day meal is a well-intentioned scheme and has to be implemented effectively. -Pallam Raju

I am human like everyone else. I am aware that there are people who look up to me. When mistakes are made, they aren't intentional, and I constantly push myself to be a better person. -Vanessa Hudgens

With rock music, the amount of power that you can generate, the intensity behind the intentions of your lyrics that you can really reflect through rock music – you can't do that in jazz. You can't do that with classical. -Serj Tankian

To be a nemesis, you have to actively try to destroy something, don't you? Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect. -Linus Torvalds

I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it. It allows you to really appreciate the hand of the filmmaker. -Jodie Foster

I have no intention of flattering people. I like wrinkles and crow's feet and flaws, and somebody should know, if I'm going to photograph them, that's going to show up, you know? -Chuck Close

I have lived and worked in Britain all my life. Not even in the dark days of penal Labour taxation in the Seventies did I have any intention of leaving the country of my birth. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

I try to be eclectic in my choice of films. If I've done anything that's intentional in my career, it's to try to do as many different types of characters and as many different types of genres of movies that I can. -Dennis Quaid

I sit with the intention to write a record. -Lisa Marie Presley

I think that, too many times, business has been seen as acting in its narrow self-interest rather than, essentially, contributing more broadly to society. I think a lot of that is unintentional; I don't think that many managers are deliberately trying to be unethical or are not trying to be sensitive to social needs. -Michael Porter

The only thing we are as actors are messengers. That's all we are. Correct? We are delivering the playwright's intention through the concept of the director. And I come on stage; if I feel confident in the role, then I give it away. -Patti LuPone

If I've done anything intentional about my career, is that I really have not – I've chosen to try to do as many different types of things as possible. That's really what I like to do. -Dennis Quaid

My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children. -Gisele Bundchen

Very little of what America does is actually bad, and I don't think it ever does anything anywhere that is intentionally bad. I mean, sometimes we make mistakes and bad judgments and kind of back the wrong regimes and things, but by and large what America does is really good. -Bill Bryson

I wish I could adjust my voice, but it's just what's happened to me. It's because I've lived abroad for a long time, and my wife is English and my kids all have English accents, and every voice I hear is English. I've never intentionally changed my accent at all. -Bill Bryson

Letters are something from you. It's a different kind of intention than writing an e-mail. -Keanu Reeves

My office is on Twitter. I don't tweet myself – at least, not intentionally, but I probably should do. -Tony Blair

I think everyone must settle for what is in the parameter of their own rights. No one must have an evil intention toward the territorial benefit or integrity of other nations. -Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

When I was working upon the ABC books, I wanted to show different ways that mainstream comics could viably have gone, that they didn't have to follow 'Watchmen' and the other 1980s books down this relentlessly dark route. It was never my intention to start a trend for darkness. I'm not a particularly dark individual. -Alan Moore

I would say I've always lived creativity, but now I – I do it with an intention that's got a completely different power. -Abigail Washburn

I had no intention of becoming a performer, and yet under miraculous circumstances I was brought into the music industry fold. If divine powers hadn't intervened, I'd still be living in China working in some area of Sino-American comparative law. -Abigail Washburn

Liberals get credit for good intentions, and that's about it, because everything they do fails. -Rush Limbaugh

When you don't behave the way liberals think you should, their effort and their intention to control you compounds. -Rush Limbaugh

Most people dream a dream when they are asleep. But to be a writer, you have to dream while you are awake, intentionally. So I get up early in the morning, 4 o'clock, and I sit at my desk and what I do is just dream. After three or four hours, that's enough. In the afternoon, I run. The next day, the dream will continue. -Haruki Murakami

When I'm writing a book, I prefer not to speak about it, because only when the book is finished can I try to understand what I've really done and to compare my intentions with the result. -Italo Calvino

I'm very simple when it comes to gifts, so the best ones that I've received have love as their main intention. I appreciate everything. -Adriana Lima

One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. -Ben Okri

A lot of the evil in the world is actually not intentional. A lot of people in the financial system did a lot of damage without intending to. -George Soros

We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong. When we are, let us admit it and try to right the situation. -Joe Paterno

During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I literally spent hours each day reading God's word, meditating on scripture and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God. -Rick Warren

The U.S. State Department has a consistent record of error in the assessment of Asian situations and judging Red Chinese intentions. -Ferdinand Marcos

People who add value to others do so intentionally. I say that because to add value, leaders must give of themselves, and that rarely occurs by accident. -John C. Maxwell

I don't intentionally go: 'Ooh, what is provocative,' and try to do that. I just do stuff, and people go: 'Ooh, that's provocative.' -M.I.A.

It never really occurs to me that I'm doing cringe comedy. It's something that people tell me afterwards, and I say, 'Again? Really? I never set out with that intention.' -Stephen Merchant

I try to keep a positive intention and use whatever resources I have to benefit others. I try to create businesses that I think are not hurtful. I try to do things that I think are helpful to the environment, to the animals, and to the planet. -Russell Simmons

No word is absolutely wrong or dirty or insulting. It all depends upon context and intention. -Janet Jackson

I'm a great mother because of my intentions on being a great mother; I'm a good friend because I'm loyal; I'm a good daughter because I've hopefully made my mother proud; I'm a great human being because I accept that there's a spiritual being underneath it all. I've always been a woman of faith. -Lauren London

I wanted to win the gold medal and then go home and further my education in college. I had no intentions whatsoever to become a professional fighter because I had heard horror stories about former boxers who made money but, in the end, ended up with nothing. I didn't want to be one of those guys. -Sugar Ray Leonard

Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents. -Mohamed ElBaradei

I try and write satire that's well-intentioned. But those intentions have to be hidden. It can't be completely clear, and that's what makes it comedy. -Bo Burnham

I'm confident in my intentions and why I'm making music. I'm not making music because I want to be on your TV screen or the cover of your magazine. -Maxwell

There's a big difference to me between the people who are famous and just accept the fact that it comes with the territory of what they do, and the people who actively seek it out, who intentionally put themselves in the position of being on camera and being famous. -Jon Glaser

While many of my musicals deal with big themes and ideas, I don't intentionally go looking to write shows like that. A story will interest me, and then somewhere along the way, I discover that hidden inside are these epic themes. -Stephen Schwartz

We engineered activity out of our lives in the name of convenience. We created foods that put fried, fatty, sweet, and salty ahead of fresh, natural, and healthy. We quickly sacrifice sleep to work longer hours in pursuit of the American Dream. Even when we do these things with good intentions, they have life-threatening consequences. -Tom Rath

You can intentionally choose to spend more time with the people you enjoy most and engage your strengths as much as possible. -Tom Rath

I'm always aiming for some magic in films if I can find a mystical quality either in a song or in a moment or a character's intention. -Jean-Marc Vallee

The experience of being a young, blonde, naive but well-intentioned young producer was both intimidating and eye-opening. -Clarissa Ward

I have no intention of retiring; I can't imagine not doing stand-up. That's where I started and where I'll be. -Bob Newhart

I used my captors' names every chance I had. It was intentional, a way of reminding them that I saw them, of pegging them, of making them see me in return. -Amanda Lindhout

Unintentional comedy is comedy just the same. -Willie Geist

In Australia, I'm built up as this comedy hero, which was never my intention. -Chris Lilley

The more you're writing absolutely honestly, and absolutely bare of intention – even if it feels absolutely personal and small because it's at your own scale – other people relate to it much more. -Lou Doillon

Music is there for us to explore. To intentionally limit yourself to one, two, or three genres is limitation at its worst. Music is huge; it's a gigantic history lesson, and if you are true music fan or a musician, you should explore it. It's all right there in front of us. -Phil Anselmo

I don't condone anyone causing damage in my name, or doing anything malicious in support of my plight. There are more productive ways to help me. As a hacker myself, I never intentionally damaged anything. -Kevin Mitnick

I had no intention of being a film producer, and I knew I wasn't passionate about engineering. I was always set on having my own business, controlling my own destiny. -Will Packer

Really interesting genre films, especially monster movies, evoke the fears of the times intentionally. -Matt Reeves

As an actor, the thing I want to do to an audience is always be ahead of them and always be surprising in the work without deviating from the writer's intention. -Steve Bisley

The truth doesn't lie. It's up in your face. It's in your conscience. It challenges your very being with the intention of cleaning you of sin and its influence. -Monica Johnson

I start the day with the intention of doing 4,000 sit-ups but then have to work. -Sally Phillips

It's easier to get rid of things when you're giving them to someone who can use them, but don't let this kind intention become a source of clutter itself. I have a friend who has multiple piles all over her house, each lovingly destined for a particular recipient. -Gretchen Rubin

'Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream' is an intentionally angry film. How could it not be when the chance of an infant dying is five times greater on the Bronx Park Avenue than on Manhattan's Park Avenue just across the Harlem River? -Alex Gibney

My father had been in the German Diplomatic Service, and although he had been in the United States since World War II and out of diplomacy, it was something that was very much talked about in the family. So when I went to college, it was always my intention to try to get into the Foreign Service. -Hermann Eilts

Let us not become so intense in our zeal to do good by winning arguments or by our pure intention in disputing doctrine that we go beyond good sense and manners, thereby promoting contention, or say and do imprudent things, invoke cynicism, or ridicule with flippancy. -James E. Faust

The institution of marriage works better when there's a spiritual connection. If you're marrying just for the sake of the woman, then you may lose interest in each other very soon. When we marry in the interest of the Holy Spirit with the intention of serving God and humanity, then it gives a much larger perspective. -A. R. Rahman

For me, modelling has been an advantage because if I hadn't been modelling, I would never have been spotted as an actress. I didn't have any intention of becoming an actress. -Bipasha Basu

I feel like no one starts entertainment with an impure intention, but somewhere along the way, lines become blurred and you're no longer sure which way is up and which way is down. -Jennette McCurdy

I have a company that is not Microsoft, called Corbis. Corbis is the operation that merged with Bettman Archives. It has nothing to do with Microsoft. It was intentionally done outside of Microsoft because Microsoft isn't interested. -Bill Gates

No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before. -Stephen Hawking

I first had the idea of writing a popular book about the universe in 1982. My intention was partly to earn money to pay my daughter's school fees. -Stephen Hawking

Clearly, there are things a runner does, intentionally or not, that disrupt team cohesion. And there are also things a runner doesn't do that can cause problems: not trying, showing up late, skipping team-building activities, and ignoring the coach's instructions. -Don Kardong

I buy things that are good properties that I'm going to have forever. I just don't have any intention to sell anything. I believe you acquire good assets and you keep them and operate them. -Tilman J. Fertitta

The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it. -Vik Muniz

A parentologist is a person who writes a book about parenting that is very clear about answers to, 'How am I supposed to raise my child?' Some of these well-intentioned people may be a bit too sure-footed on the sometimes slippery slope of parenting. -Clyde Edgerton

Each production has certain circumstances that will bring you to a certain way of making it. It is not intentional, it is not an artistic decision, the way we make films, it is the way we address to our problems. -Wong Kar-wai

I dislike Allegory – the conscious and intentional allegory – yet any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language. -J. R. R. Tolkien

Either I am just what God intended me for, or God cannot 'carry out' His intentions, it would seem. -Jane Welsh Carlyle

I quite liked having a baby – I think I won't put it more strongly than that. But I had no intention of allowing motherhood to disrupt my work as an archeologist. -Mary Leakey

When people in positions of trust mislead us – either recklessly, negligently or intentionally – that impacts the republic. -Trey Gowdy

The fact that we see some people doing what appears to be good civic-minded deeds may be because that is their true intention, and it may be that that is their best way to hold onto power in a setting where they have to depend on a lot of people. -Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

The story of 'Highway' is completely about travel. It is about the fascination of travel to an extent that I don't want to even reach the destination and also being away from society gives you a certain view of the society, so that was the intention of the film. -Imtiaz Ali

I had no intention of being an entertainer. -Don Ho

I might be one of the most flamboyant characters New Zealand has ever seen, but my intentions are good, and I would like to see New Zealand flourish. -Kim Dotcom

When you left the house today, you had the intention of putting clothes on and you did. You didn't try to put your pants on today. You simply put them on. The same has to hold for all of our intentions. We don't try to be more loving partners. We make the intention, and we act on it. -Patch Adams

You've got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You'll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you're trying to achieve in your life. -Patch Adams

I really love 'Real Housewives.' It's like the, you know, comedy stuff that's, like, intentionally funny. Like, I love 'Nathan for You,' that Comedy Central show. It's just brilliant. My friend Bill Eichner has a show called 'Billy on the Street' that I write for, and even if I didn't write for it, I'd still love it. -Julie Klausner

There are good intentions behind many people's conversion to veganism, including an admirable devotion to the well-being of animals and a justified skepticism about the crap the USDA allows manufacturers to put in our food. But it's hard to ignore the often sanctimonious nature of what some nutritionists view as an 'extremist' way of eating. -Julie Klausner

I have assumed my clear commitment to a Trinitarian orthodoxy was sufficient evidence that I have not intentionally ignored the role of the Holy Spirit. It may be true, however, that my work has been so Christ-centred, I may have given the impression that the Holy Spirit is an afterthought. -Stanley Hauerwas

Although finding fruit flies in your wine or beer can be a bit annoying, I hope people will pause to admire the tenacity of these clever little creatures. They are really just hungry animals looking for something to eat, and have no intention of ruining your happy hour. -Michael Dickinson

To suggest that organic vegetables, which cost far more than conventional produce, can feed billions of people in parts of the world without roads or proper irrigation may be a fantasy based on the finest intentions. But it is a cruel fantasy nonetheless. -Michael Specter

When things go wrong or don't turn out the way you pictured them in your head, you just have to go with the best intentions defense. I have a lot of good intentions. -Blake Shelton

Intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments, to analyze actions according to their causes and motives and often hidden intentions. -Noam Chomsky

The U.S. is not constructing a palatial embassy, by far the largest in the world and virtually a separate city within Baghdad, and pouring money into military bases, with the intention of leaving Iraq to Iraqis. -Noam Chomsky

I seem to be failing in my intention to be as boring as I possibly can be for self-protection. -Tom Stoppard

My intention still is to write a play to commemorate, possibly rather skeptically, the 50th anniversary of the Russian revolution. I started it at the beginning of 1966, but confronted with the enormous importance and reality of that revolution, I absolutely boggle. I don't know what to do about it. -Tom Stoppard

If I intimidate people, that's not my intention. -Joe Torre

I think there are lots of ways to exercise ambition and accomplish things using leadership without going into elected politics. So, categorically, I have no intention of going into elected politics. None. -Chris Hadfield

This is how to avoid re-creating painful situations: Take the time to discover your real intention before you act. If it is to change someone or the world so that you will feel safe or better about yourself, don't act on it, because it is an intention of fear and can create only painful consequences. -Gary Zukav

Your intentions are your nonphysical causes that set energy into motion. They create a multitude of effects and, therefore, determine the experiences of your life. This is one of the most important things that you can know. It is also something that you can see for yourself is true. -Gary Zukav

The more aware of your intentions and your experiences you become, the more you will be able to connect the two, and the more you will be able to create the experiences of your life consciously. This is the development of mastery. It is the creation of authentic power. -Gary Zukav

I came up with a 'forecasting cell,' which is basically a mixed intention cell or chord that is a complete hybrid of a consonance and a dissonance, and what that does when you are improvising is lead you to where you are supposed to go. -Christian Scott

Anytime I have communicated with college-going people, fresh out of college, looking for a job – money is very important, that is just so important. What is not important is how do you plan to live your life or the larger picture. Not that I had such philosophical intentions when I was 18, but I think there was lesser importance for money. -Nimrat Kaur

Indeed, artists, particularly modern artists, have intentionally limited the scope and vocabulary of their expression to convey, as Mark Rothko and Ad Reinhardt do, the most essential, even spiritual, ideas of their art. -Eric Kandel

I never really feel wrong while making movies. I know myself, and I know that my intentions are pure and I'm on the side of righteousness. -Harmony Korine

Where nothing in a person's earlier years lends itself to an old age devoted to continuing intellectual and physical pursuits, a late-life interest in Tolstoy or even crossword puzzles is unlikely to appear, no matter the urging by well-intentioned social workers or people like me who write books about it. -Sherwin B. Nuland

Though President George W. Bush made some small noises about his intention to present some form of improved health coverage, nothing grew out of them. -Sherwin B. Nuland

I have been very encouraged by President Obama's call to action on climate change both at his Inauguration and in the State of the Union Address. This is a global imperative. I also welcome President Obama's intention to pursue reductions in nuclear arsenals. -Ban Ki-moon

I am conservative, there's no doubt about it. But you can be conservative and still work with people, and that's what my intentions are. -Jason T. Smith

I've never written a book with the intention of winning someone back or getting back at someone or anything like that. It's always just been about thinking about life and how relationships fit in to what life means. -Jeffrey Brown

Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. It is hard to imagine a law intended for the workforce known to Henry Ford can serve the needs of a workplace shaped by the innovations of Bill Gates. -Tim Walberg

Democratic institutions are based on a reality of human nature: that those with power, however benign or even noble their intentions, will do what they can to keep it. -Rebecca MacKinnon

I know politics and politicians are hated, but I still believe in goodness of a heart that has selfless intentions. With the grace of God, I will make a difference. -Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Shakespeare gives you these clues – these little pieces of gold dust, I call them. They tell you so much about the story, the character, the drive, the intentions. It's like a gift. -Christian Camargo

I can't say that I've ever tried to hurt someone or humiliate them intentionally. My parents raised me to always be the bigger person or to treat others the way you want to be treated. -Nicole Gale Anderson

My intention throughout has been to write, to create literature, and to be able to look people in the eye after I'd done it – the people I'd written about. -Karl Ove Knausgard

We've all read, I'm sure, a Superman book where we didn't really feel like we knew the character. Where the writer, often with the best of intentions, has tried put a personal stamp on the character, whether it be to try and make him more current, or cool, or have a broader appeal, etc. -Gary Frank

I'm not a big equipment guy; I think that people are a little bit shocked by that. I really don't care about gear in general. I care about people and their intentions to make music – it doesn't matter what equipment you have. -Dave Sitek

Somewhere along the line, music became 'content'… It's my full intention to bring it back to music again! I believe in the power of song. -Dave Sitek

What women need to understand is that men don't communicate. It's not intentional or on purpose. We're just not as emotional. You ladies feel like you have to express yourselves. -Kevin Hart

My intention is to get more involved in social projects so I can give people a message of hope. -Marta

My intention of making acting a career was about being onstage. -Logan Marshall-Green

You have to see if the batsman is coming out, if he is staying back, what his grip is like, to gauge his intentions. A common trend I have observed is, a lot of batsmen change their grips when they are looking to hit: normally they either go high or slide their hand to the bottom of the handle to get maximum power. -Harbhajan Singh

The fact of the matter is we went after Iraq for oil. And the fact of the matter is that the United States has degraded our role as a great nation by attacking this nation that had no capacity to attack the United States and no intention of doing so, that didn't have anything to do with 9/11, didn't have weapons of mass destruction. -Dennis Kucinich

We had put our son into a little preschool in Los Angeles, and it was just not going well, so we brought him back home. We had every intention of putting him back into a traditional school setting, but we just really couldn't find the right match for him. And then we moved to Georgia and again couldn't find the right match. -Jodi Benson

It was Nick Willing's intention to make 'Hatter' as sarcastically British funny as he could. -Andrew-Lee Potts

I feel like Africans are too often portrayed as people on the National Geographic channel: the image is of an African man in a loincloth chasing a gazelle. It's not intentionally racist; I wouldn't call it racist at all. It's a lack of understanding another culture. -Djimon Hounsou

I like it when I can hear directly from the writer: what they're seeing, what they're envisioning, and what their intention is. -Jennifer Hale

When I wrote 'Hatchet,' I knew that I was not re-inventing the wheel. That was never my intention. My goal was to make an '80s-style slasher flick that actually holds up. Basically, I wanted to make the movie that I wanted to see and pay no mind to current trends or conventions. -Adam Green

Mindfulness has helped me succeed in almost every dimension of my life. By stopping regularly to look inward and become aware of my mental state, I stay connected to the source of my actions and thoughts and can guide them with considerably more intention. -Dustin Moskovitz

Really interesting genre films, especially monster movies, evoke the fears of the times intentionally. Our starting point was 'Godzilla' – the original movie was released less than 10 years after Hiroshima, and it's a classic in Japan. -Matt Reeves

I have no intention of running for office again. -George Allen

I am quite sure that from America will come the greatest help for the cause of peace, and I consider it my duty to inform the people of Europe as to the feelings and intentions of the friends of peace in Europe. -Bertha von Suttner

I studied political science and international relations and had the intention of becoming a journalist or work in foreign affairs. I had no intention of making a film. -Philippe Falardeau

I had no intention of getting back into politics. I was teaching at Bowdoin and happily retired from politics. -Angus King

I went to university for a year, and I'm not one for schooling and have no enjoyment sitting in a classroom all day and ended up going to live in England for two years, just to travel. I worked in a bar in a hotel for a couple of years and had no intention of becoming an actor. That's where I met my agent. -Travis Fimmel

I don't think I'm as bad as I'm made out to be. I did things in Philadelphia, but I don't have any intention of doing those things in St. Louis. -Richie Allen

People have always said that I could have been a highly successful pop artist, if only that were my intention. It never was. My original intention was to be a kind of behind-the-scenes participant in music, to just be a record producer and engineer. And I made a record for myself just so I could have an outlet for my musical ideas. -Todd Rundgren

The portal structure is simply a technique: it is neither necessary nor unnecessary, except as the writer and the story make it so. In the case of 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant,' it was absolutely necessary to my intentions. -Stephen R. Donaldson

I don't think I'm an intentional liar, but I'm a little bit of an exaggerator sometimes. If I'm exaggerating, and the journalist exaggerates on top of that, then we end up in funny territory. -Autre Ne Veut

Being some country lad from the banks of the River Boyne, I never wanted to be wealthy. I was driven by artistic intention. -Pierce Brosnan

Everybody feels they have been trespassed upon, and nearly everybody has trespassed on somebody else, maybe not intentionally. -Hillary Clinton

When I started acting, my whole focus and intention was to work as a stage actor in a company where you're asked to different roles – do a comedy, do a tragedy, etc. I haven't had any reservations about jumping from one type of genre to another. -Kyle MacLachlan

The fact 'Twin Peaks' had a life at all took most of us in the cast by surprise. We thought it would be too unusual for network television. The original intention was that it would be a two-hour movie. If the network didn't want to pick it up as a series, it could just show that. But ABC took a chance. -Kyle MacLachlan

I'm not one of those critics that believes U.S. foreign policy is confused, or stupid, or misinformed, or well-intentioned but it goes awry. I think it's a brilliant policy filled with many brilliant, terrible, horrible victories. -Michael Parenti

I have no intention of selling any more of the historical Apollo 11 items in my possession for the remainder of my life. I intend to pass a portion of these items on to my children and to loan the most important items for permanent display in suitable museums around the country. -Buzz Aldrin

As a 13-year-old girl, it was never my intention to be the center of world news. -Laura Dekker

To all the women that I've offended, I had no intention to be offensive, to violate any physical or emotional space. I was trying to establish personal relationships, but the combination of awkwardness and hubris led to behavior that I think many found offensive. -Bob Filner

Hardships of early human life favored the evolution of certain cognitive tools, among them the ability to infer the presence of organisms that might do harm, to come up with causal narratives for natural events and to recognize that other people have minds of their own with their own beliefs, desires and intentions. -Robin Marantz Henig

Critics think we try to make bad films. They think we want to spend five months of our lives making something bad. We always go out with the best of intentions, whether it's fluffy comedy or a drama. -Chris Pine

I don't make any distinction between a popular TV series or blockbuster film and doing Shakespeare. They're different, but as long as the material is good and the intention is honourable, it's all the same to me. -Ian Mckellen

One of the things about politics, when you're actually there, you realize, you're on a high wire and there is no net under you. On any given day, your campaign can implode for something that happens inadvertently or even intentionally. -Mike Huckabee

I am going to keep on singing. I have no intention of retiring. Actually, I always wonder whether people know my songs in the different countries I visit. I feel nervous over whether they will sing along with me or not. -Bonnie Tyler

Good intentions often get muddled with very complex execution. The last time the government tried to make taxes easier, it created a 1040 EZ form with a 52-page help booklet. -Brad D. Smith

While writing books about the past, I think about the present. It's not intentional, but somehow my books end up being written under the sign of a political mood. -Rick Perlstein

I'm very grateful and proud of the progress Yahoo! has made over the past year. When I took the position as chairman, I told the board that my intention was to serve for one year in order to help Yahoo! during a critical time of transformation. -Alfred Amoroso

No expectations, no tension between goals and performance, no outrage, resolve or intention, no action, no results. There's only one way to get a government – and a nation – to stop drifting to low performance. That's to wake up and insist on higher standards. -Donella Meadows

Am I not correct in saying that Iran has never voiced that they are developing a nuclear weapon, nor do they have any intention of using a nuclear weapon against the United States? That's never actually been voiced. I don't know where that has come from, but it hasn't been from Iran. -Gary Johnson

Viggo Mortensen had the biggest impact on me in terms of approach, dedication, intention, and artistic outlook, and I'm nowhere close to how good he is as an artist, and I wouldn't even put myself in the same category as an actor. -Orlando Bloom

I just love good movies. And not every movie you're going to end up in is always going to turn out right, but at least walk into it with the right intention. -Joel Edgerton

There's an admirable belief about the virtues of meritocracy – that the best ideas prove the best results. It's a wrong and misguided belief by well-intentioned people. -Mitch Kapor

Bigotry should never be sanctioned, whether intentionally or unintentionally. -Barry O'Farrell

Our intention is that people use MakerBots to have a positive impact on the world. -Bre Pettis

At 88 years old – with every intention of living decades longer – I'm still running a company, writing articles, launching new ventures, and fully enjoying life. -David H. Murdock

Much of the traditional thinking about cash is well intentioned but unrealistic. Should you have six months of living expenses in the bank for emergencies? Sure. Do you? Probably not. -Barry Ritholtz

People are uncomfortable about disability, and so interactions can become unintentionally uncomfortable. -Stella Young

The sentiment of those suggesting the Olympics and Paralympics be combined is no doubt well intentioned. But it also echoes the myth that disabled people want to be other than what we are – that we'd like nothing more than to be 'allowed in' with the able-bodied competitors. -Stella Young

Charities are now working to give people in poor countries access to the Internet. But shouldn't we spend that money on providing health clinics and safe water? Aren't these things more relevant? I have no intention of downplaying the importance of the Internet, but its impact has been exaggerated. -Ha-Joon Chang

Critics, at least generally, want to regard works of fiction as independent entities, whose virtues and failures must be reckoned apart from the circumstances of their creation, and even apart from the intentions of their creator. -Paul Di Filippo

I had all the intentions of being the next Eddie Murphy. -Leslie Jones

I don't think I threw myself into music because I had the best intentions; it was because I was really angry. -Ariel Pink

Vampires, werewolves, fallen angels and fairies lurk in the shadows, their intentions far from honorable. -Jeaniene Frost

I would imagine that most of my writing is done spontaneously. I had no intention of writing, and then I'll just walk through the house, and I'll hear this melody, and I'll turn on the tape players and go back to it later on. Some days I'll get 3-5 songs a day. -Andrae Crouch

I spent the majority of time at school trying to break the rules. I would climb to the top of buildings; I even burned a building down once – not intentionally, just because I was interested in fire. I remember going through the rule book, ticking off the ones I had broken and looking for the ones I hadn't. -Simon McBurney

I appreciate people who are authentic. Someone who just wants to be cool, I can tell when their intentions aren't right. -Diplo

There seems to me nothing very bad about a nation's capital having good intentions – and when the intentions are magnificent, so much the better. -Katharine Graham

When I put a bicycle wheel on a stool, the fork down, there was no idea of a 'ready-made' or anything else. It was just a distraction. I didn't have any special reason to do it, or any intention of showing it or describing anything. -Marcel Duchamp

I was never interested in looking at myself in an aesthetic mirror. My intention was always to get away from myself, though I knew perfectly well that I was using myself. Call it a little game between 'I' and 'me.' -Marcel Duchamp

When husbands and wives not only co-work but try to co-homemake, as post-feminist and well-intentioned as it is, out goes the clear delineation of spheres, out goes the calm of unquestioned authority, and of course, out goes the gratitude. -Sandra Tsing Loh

I think no matter how you think about your music, you're ultimately in the music 'business.' I think you have to be business-minded in some sense. And for me, the real goal… is positive intention and social change through music. It doesn't mean that can't turn a profit. -Mary Lambert

The whole intention of empirical economics is to force theory down to Earth. -George Akerlof

I think what's exciting about playing a villain – particularly a villain who's totally unapologetic about their evil intentions – is that it's not anything remotely like what you get to do in real life. You're never allowed to be evil and not feel bad about it afterwards, let alone be evil, period. -Bryce Dallas Howard

I had no intention of entering politics, but then the force of events led me to become involved in politics. -Sergio Mattarella

I have to get a workout in in the morning. Once my day starts, I'll have the best intentions, and it still won't happen: one of the kids needs to be picked up somewhere, I have to hop on a conference call, or I'm just tired. So I get it done in the A.M. -Laila Ali

I learned that as much as you think when you're walking down that aisle that this forever, sometimes it's just not forever. You can have the best of intentions. -Betty Wright

Understanding the intentions of a play is so key because you can block a guy into the running back if you don't know how the play is supposed to work or where the back is going to come out. -D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Because the intention wasn't always to be an actor, that hasn't been my number one guiding principle. -David Alpay

I'm trying to travel more. Like, intentionally travel. I really want to go and implicate myself in a city and meet people and see how they live and get outside of my world a bit. -David Alpay

I started out with the intention of studying physics. I was a terrible high school student outside of the fact that I did well in physics, but there's a big difference between being good at physics and being a physicist, so I jettisoned that very quickly. -Timothy Simons

I thought I could write. So it was my intention to start off as a writer. But I wasn't really great at delivering the word at the end of the day. -Lee Daniels

In judging other people's work, particularly short stories, I have noticed how novice writers tell the readers everything about their characters in the first paragraphs, disclose their motives, reveal their recent activities and their future intentions. -Ruth Rendell

The myth that people with epilepsy swallow their tongues is very injurious. When I had seizures without my roommates present, I would often wake up with my gums bleeding, my teeth hurting or my jaw aching. Often, well-intentioned people, believing I would choke on my tongue, tried to force open my clenched jaw to put in a hard object. -Kurt Eichenwald

In Baltimore, I was walking with a friend who was playing at a pub he kept referring to as the Horse. But when I saw the sign 'The Horse You Came In On' – I thought, 'My God.' I had no intention of ever setting a Jury novel in the U.S., but when I saw that, I thought, 'That's it.' The names are very important. -Martha Grimes

The underbelly of the human psyche, what is often referred to as our dark side, is the origin of every act of self-sabotage. Birthed out of shame, fear, and denial, it misdirects our good intentions and drives us to unthinkable acts of self-destruction and not-so-unbelievable acts of self-sabotage. -Debbie Ford

In Iraq and Afghanistan, our soldiers signed up intentionally. That's a huge difference from the largely conscripted army of my era. -Tim O'Brien

I definitely think 'Minecraft' is a freak thing. There's no way you could replicate it intentionally. -Markus Persson

Many of my colleagues are not able to run their family budget. On the other hand, I look at some of the apparatchiks in research councils, and I have even less trust in their abilities. Good intentions have always paved the road to hell. -Andre Geim

I don't think I've ever written a poem whose intention was just to be funny. I've written poems that start out funny and often shift into something more serious. -Billy Collins

My conception of my ideal reader has expanded quite a lot as I've matured: Ultimately when I think of my ideal reader, it's someone who's not sitting down with the intention of automatically arguing with the book: somebody who's going to give me enough slack to tell my story. -Paolo Bacigalupi

It's crazy because I have a scar on my right eyebrow, but people who don't know me very well think that I just intentionally shave that part of it. -Charlie Puth

I'm not an abrasive person. I do speak my mind, but my goal is never to offend. I don't intentionally want to strike a chord. -Trevor Noah

I know I do not exaggerate, unconsciously and unintentionally, the scantiness of my resources and the difficulty of my life… I know that, but for the mercy of God, I might easily have been, for any care that was taken of me, a little robber or a vagabond. -Charles Dickens

What I have tried to show is that the scientific attitude implies what I call the postulate of objectivity – that is to say, the fundamental postulate that there is no plan, that there is no intention in the universe. -Jacques Monod

I started writing songs by myself. That always came from whatever I was feeling and being honest about that because I never had any intention of anyone ever hearing them. -Kelsea Ballerini

I am a fan before I am an artist. I was that twelve year old girl that looked up to Taylor Swift. I get what that role is as a fan. I think that because I know that, I'm really careful and intentional about what I say and what I put out. I want to be that role for anyone who wants me to be that. -Kelsea Ballerini

True Boogie-Woogie I conceive as homogeneous in intention with mine in painting: destruction of melody, which is the equivalent of destruction of natural appearance, and construction through the continuous opposition of pure means – dynamic rhythm. -Piet Mondrian

Everywhere in the world, whether manufacturing, trade or whatever, it is controlled by one apparatus and one policy perspective. Here we have one prime minister with good intentions, and six ministries running their own empires. This creates problems including the import culture. -Baba Kalyani

Even though the method of 'Harvest' was a historical novel, its intentions were that of a modern novel. I'm asking you to think about land being seized in Brazil by soya barons. It's also a novel about immigration. -Jim Crace

Loser lit antiheroes aren't well intentioned or earnest; they don't care whether you like them or not. They're self-mocking, ironic and inventive; they narrate their downfalls with manic wordplay, rampant metaphors, wisecracks, and escalating flights of spleen-fueled lyricism. -Kate Christensen

We have absolutely no intention of, or interest in, crossing Ukraine's borders. -Sergei Lavrov

The only real mystery in the stories of political plagiarism is its durability in an age of Turnitin and other scanning software that can protect an author from his own mistakes, intentional or otherwise. -Evan Osnos

In the fall of 1961, I went up to Clare College Cambridge to read Natural Sciences, with the intention of becoming a biochemist in the end. -Tim Hunt

We're getting the sort of 'compromise' American politics specializes in: the one where things are intentionally made worse for most people in the hopes that if things are made bad enough, the other side will cave. -Alex Pareene

An American parliamentary system with proportional representation wouldn't immediately or inexorably lead to a flourishing social democracy, but it would at least correct the overrepresentation of an ideological minority and cut down on intentional tactical economic sabotage. -Alex Pareene

The DC Universe Animated made for videos, which we do in cooperation with Warner Animation, are very intentionally scheduled at 3-4 a year, depending on whether or not there's a theatrical tent pole release in a given year, in which case we may choose to do four of them a year. -Diane Nelson

Most philanthropists want to be effective altruists. But the problem isn't intention: it's measurement. Unlike financial investing, which has reporting standards, audit processes, and educational requirements, social investing is notoriously tricky to evaluate. -Leila Janah

A lot of the strength of an RPG world lies in its foundation: its systems, lore, and when appropriate, its magic systems. While there are elements tied to 'Project: Eternity' that at first glance seem to be classic fantasy, that's intentional – we do want to recreate some elements of a High Fantasy experience. -Chris Avellone

I think each book sort of finds its own theme as it goes on. 'Warded Man' was fear. 'Desert Spear' was exploration of the other. 'Daylight War' was relationships. Some of this is intentional, and some of it evolves naturally. The series as a whole is obviously something I have given a lot of thought to, but each book is its own animal as well. -Peter V. Brett

It wasn't my intention ever to leave Chicago, that's for sure. -Richard House

When I started writing the third book, 'The Kill,' the intention was just to write a thriller, a crime novel for myself, really, in which there would be no body, no solution – where you would look at an event from different people's perspectives. -Richard House

Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing I can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort. -Abraham Lincoln

That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular. -Abraham Lincoln

Of how much real happiness we cheat our souls by preferring a trifle to God! We have a general intention of living religion; but we intend to begin tomorrow or next year. The present moment we prefer giving to the world. -Adoniram Judson

I take leave of Prome and her towering god, Shwa Lan-dau, at whose base I have been laboring with the kindest intentions for the last three months and a half. Too firmly founded art thou to be overthrown at present; but the children of those who now plaster thee with gold will yet pull thee down, nor leave one brick upon another. -Adoniram Judson

The majority of people call or message me because they need something or they want something. You never know what people's intentions are. -Lilly Singh

There came a point sometime during high school when I started thinking about exploring acting as a career, but it was more of an intention than an actual decision. I was very interested in a lot of different subjects, but every time I envisioned myself actually pursuing one as a career, I always ended up thinking that I would rather be acting. -Roberto Aguire

Our intention and aspiration is to continue building out thematic information about every subject – basemaps, imagery, demographics, landscape data, etc. – so anyone can use it to access thousands of authoritative maps. -Jack Dangermond

I have often spoken about the importance of intentionality in philanthropy: that it has to stir the soul. This is true whether you are feeding the homeless, mentoring a child or working on climate change. -Charles Bronfman

We cannot continue to allow immigrants to come here illegally. And in this age of terrorism, we must not let in refugees whose intentions cannot be determined. -Nikki Haley

If you want to call me names, make jokes and doubt my intentions, go ahead, because the reality is I can take it. -Caitlyn Jenner

In most cases, it's slight and often unintentional gaps in integrity that hold leaders, their employees, and their companies back. Despite their potential, these leaders harm their employees and themselves. -Travis Bradberry

I think, for me, the goal was never really for my EPs to go mainstream. I think the intention of them was to create a little bit of buzz and to show my musicality because I wrote and produced the EPs myself. The goal was to experiment, with no rules. -Tori Kelly

When it came to 'Binge,' it wasn't my intention to get on a little soapbox and have a teaching moment. It was more, 'Here are things that have happened to me; here's what I've learned from it. If you'd like to learn from it too, great; if you just like the entertainment aspect, that's fine too.' -Tyler Oakley

YouTube has always been a diary for me. I'm here to share what I do, share my life, and if people want to watch, more power to them. But regardless of my intention, if people are looking at what I do and am treating it like I'm a role model, it doesn't matter whether or not I want to be. -Tyler Oakley

Even if I never registered my YouTube channel with the intention of being a role model, if I am that for somebody, I can't help it. So I need to be conscious of it and realize that influence can be used for good or bad, and just try to do my best. -Tyler Oakley

I had the belief that many troubles you could observe on the European continent were due to politicians not understanding economic phenomena. Even if they had good intentions, they didn't have the skills to solve problems. -Leonid Hurwicz

I certainly want people to like my writing, but I know that if I write with the intention of trying to please people, the writing will not be good because it will not be authentic. So, ironically, I have to be willing to write something strange or unlovable in order to write anything truly good. -Amity Gaige

In general, I think the world is a good place if you work hard, believe in yourself, have good intentions, and if you are kind to people, I believe that good things happen to you. -Rachel Platten

We cannot change the political system, we cannot change the economic system, we cannot change the social system, until the people control the land, and then we take it out of the hands of that sick minority that chooses to pervert the meaning and the intention of humanity. -John Trudell

Never was a man further from a partiality for Spain than I am. But I think I now have left them in a sincere and steady intention to cultivate the friendship of America. -Marquis de Lafayette

As an artist, the most important thing and the most special thing is when your intention shines through on the work. -Jerrod Carmichael

I've said a lot of stuff in the past, but not with any intentions to hurt anybody. It's all a bit tongue-in-cheek. -Tyson Fury

Crashing could not be more inconsiderate to a host. It is a negative act because hosts likely have a particular plan for the event, an intention to move guests' attitudes in a certain direction. -Letitia Baldrige

I have no intention of ever writing beauty tips on how to make an African-American nose look slimmer or Asian eyes look bigger. That's degrading. Asian eyes are what's beautiful about you and what makes you different. -Iman

Good governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our government. Implementation with integrity is our core passion. -Narendra Modi

I was intentionally curbing the impulse to be funny and hiding the ability. I wrote any number of very serious attempts at poems, short stories, novels – horrible. At a certain point, I recognized that it was fun to write dialogue that had a degree of lightness and humor. -Patrick deWitt

When the FDA announced its intentions to join other countries and ban quinolone use on U.S. chicken farms, the drug manufacturer Bayer initiated legal action that successfully delayed the process for five years. -Michael Greger

There is a sequence in my 'Detective Comics' run where you can't find consecutive issues by the same artist. That's intentional. That was done on purpose. -Greg Rucka

It's very, very difficult because we're living in a world where they invent things in order to hide things from parents. There are these secret creator app guys who make things to intentionally do that, to keep your parents in the dark, and you've really got to work extra-hard to stay on top of it. -Christian Slater

'Magic Mike' is about guys learning that sometimes you can't control your life; you have to trust your intentions and instincts and let the road take you where it wants to go. It's about trusting that things will make sense when you look back, not when you look forward. -Reid Carolin

I intentionally approached each story in 'Killing and Dying' in a different way, and that includes the writing process. -Adrian Tomine

Even a moderniser like Alexander II – who emancipated the serfs in 1861 – had no intention of devolving real power. -Saul David

We have secured names and trademarks with either loose ideas or intentions, or with our imaginations. Sometimes things come of it, or they don't. -Mickey Drexler

It's not enough to just mildly want what you want. You must wildly want what you want. Nobody ever got their greatest wishes by being wishy-washy. You need to put extreme energy into your power of intention to win what you wanna win. -Karen Salmansohn

With regard to moral rules, the child submits more or less completely in intention to the rules laid down for him, but these, remaining, as it were, external to the subject's conscience, do not really transform his conduct. -Jean Piaget

Editors have grown timid… a brave advance is almost inevitably followed by quick back-tracking, generally by dilution and debasement of the original intention. -Muriel Rukeyser

The whites have resolved to destroy our liberty and have therefore brought a force commensurate to their intentions. The Cape, after a proper resistance, has fallen into their hands, but the enemy found only a town and plain in ashes; the forts were blown up, and all was burnt. -Toussaint Louverture

I'm telling you, as a doctor who spent about half of his time in the office taking care of our seniors on Medicare, it is a program that intentions to work are much better than the way it's working today in terms of practicality. -John Barrasso

All the great evils which men cause to each other because of certain intentions, desires, opinions, or religious principles, are likewise due to non-existence, because they originate in ignorance, which is absence of wisdom. -Maimonides

Nothing I write ever has a moral. If it seems to a reader that there is one, that is unintentional. -Louise Erdrich

When I wrote 'Marvin Gaye,' my whole intention was to make a record that people would put on a record player… and just instantly make out with each other. -Charlie Puth

I think that, as a white person stepping into doing any sort of anti-systematic-racism type of work, asking yourself, 'What is your intention?' needs to happen on a consistent basis. Check yourself. Check yourself. Check yourself, like, constantly. -Macklemore

When you look at someone good like J.J. Abrams who gives you the spectacle and great action set pieces but also gives you character and great story and plotting and narrative, I think it's my job – and my intention – to do both. -F. Gary Gray

The Constitution makes very clear what the obligation of the United States Senate is and what the obligation of the president of the United States is. To allow a Supreme Court position to remain vacant for well over a year cuts against what I think the intentions of the framers are and what the traditions of the Senate and the executive are. -Cory Booker

I traveled to Cuba with the intention of speaking with boxers who had turned down enormous offers to leave. When explaining my project to people, again and again I was met with amusement and skepticism. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

People ask what are my intentions with my films – my aims. It is a difficult and dangerous question, and I usually give an evasive answer: I try to tell the truth about the human condition, the truth as I see it. This answer seems to satisfy everyone, but it is not quite correct. -Ingmar Bergman

Polls can change; people's opinions can change. Voting intentions can change, and I think it would be a silly leader, a silly political party, that would assume that we have it sewn up. -Nicola Sturgeon

I've got absolutely no desire or intention of damaging England. -Nicola Sturgeon

I try to live intentionally, and the things that move me, I'm going to throw myself at them. I want to see what my potential is. I'm always curious to see what the edge is. -Jimmy Chin

I truly believe the intention of creating positive change is so important to the collective consciousness. When you have a group of people that have the intention and the capacity, talent, and intelligence to actualize those intentions, then you have something really powerful. -Jimmy Chin

Friendly governments do not act so as to undermine the national security of their friends, and do not presume to know better than their friends how they should contend with the many challenges they face. The Swedish government would do well to rethink its intention to act in this way towards its friend Israel. -Avigdor Lieberman

I've been planning a chunk of time to myself for years now. It's been my intention to finish 'Astonishing X-Men,' 'I Am Legion' and 'Planetary' and then sort of 'disappear' from doing comic interiors for a couple of years. I'll pop up here and there with a short story or two, old promises to friends and all, but no major series work. -John Cassaday

Yes, President Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, but a hundred years later, the Republican Party wasn't Lincoln's. Richard Nixon became president by courting Americans upset by integration, intentionally fueling the racial divide. -Donna Brazile

I was always curious about motivation and intention, and really, that's a lot of what acting is. I was a little bit different. -Liev Schreiber

No one would argue that it's in the United States' interest to have independent knowledge of the plans and intentions of foreign countries. But we need to think about where to draw the line on these kind of operations so we're not always attacking our allies, the people we trust, the people we need to rely on, and to have them in turn rely on us. -Edward Snowden

I don't have any intention to be anti-gay or to persecute the gay community. -Ander Crenshaw

Iran has every intention to build a nuclear weapon. -Michael T. Flynn

I never had intention of coming to New York or L.A. and actually doing more than scraping by – you know, doing plays. And as my career sort of progressed of its own volition, I did come to New York. -J. K. Simmons

It's clear that the small business tax credit created under the Affordable Care – while well-intentioned policy – can be improved to better serve the needs of small businesses. -Suzan DelBene

I'm not an economist, but I have spent time around thousands of small-business owners and investors, and I remain skeptical – despite the best intentions of the Fed – that even lower interest rates can make a meaningful dent in our unemployment problem. -John Delaney

Any staffing changes that disproportionately cut the number of African Americans at CNN – intentionally or otherwise – are an affront to the African American journalism community and to the African American community as a whole. -Marcia Fudge

Spending on largely ineffective programs – although well intentioned – is a detriment to fostering real job growth. -Phil Gingrey

Many good people serve in Congress. They are patriotic, hard-working, and devoted to the public good as they see it, but the institutional and cultural impediments to change frustrate the intentions of these well-meaning people as rarely before. -Evan Bayh

Some of the stuff in Season 3 on 'Game of Thrones' – the amount of mud I had to eat, not intentionally but by accident – was pretty tough. -Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

What has happened is just cases of athletes neglecting to correctly check the supplement they've had. It's not like they are deliberately or intentionally cheating. -Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

When I bought companies, it was done on trust, on a one-on-one basis, and with the intention of taking care of employees. Today, it's about who can bid the highest. There's no personal interest. It's a different world and one that an entrepreneur like me doesn't like much. -Jon Huntsman, Sr.

With any character you portray, you can never play the end in the beginning. You have to pursue and attack your intention as if they're going to be successful. -Sterling K. Brown

Make-believe colors the past with innocent distortion, and it swirls ahead of us in a thousand ways in science, in politics, in every bold intention. -Shirley Temple

Education – much like law or medicine – should be a profession governed by professionals. Unfortunately, too many policies, even those that are well-intentioned, come from the top, leaving out those closest to the classroom, who have the greatest insight into how to provide a high-quality education for all students. -Randi Weingarten

Oddly enough, government policy helped get the fast food outlets into the city. Very well-intentioned small business administration loans to encourage minority business ownership. The easiest business to get into is opening a fast-food franchise in the inner city. -Michael Pollan

The wholesome is definitely intentional and drilled into me. I mean, we weren't allowed to pierce our ears growing up. We didn't wear makeup. We couldn't have layers in our hair, perms, or color, or manicures. My dad didn't think it was ladylike. My dad just felt like his daughters should be wholesome. -Jennifer Garner

My intention was to create something that people loved to look at and they could find inspiration from, and that was it. -Chiara Ferragni

When I have people like Planned Parenthood intentionally not following the law, that's where the state will be involved. -Matt Bevin

I name my companies things that are intentional, that are specific, that are worthy of ridicule if you are anything other. -Matt Bevin

Look at the decisions I've made in my life personally. To paint the picture intentionally that I don't believe in, that I'm not a supporter of, that I'm not an advocate of early childhood education is a mistruth. It's an absolute and outright lie, and to continue to perpetuate it is irresponsible. -Matt Bevin

I have no intentions of resigning. -Robert J. Bentley

My intentions are to try to make this state better. -Robert J. Bentley

I think the lies I make the most are in regards to my hopes and intentions for myself. As for lies I tell other people – I will certainly tell lies. When somebody is very ill and looks awful, and you tell them they look nice. Or if you just ate the last cookie, if someone asked me if I ate the last cookie, I would definitely lie about that. -Jesse Ball

It wasn't until sixth grade, at P.S. 168, when my teacher took us on a field trip to her house that I realized we were poor. I have no idea what my teacher's intentions were – whether she was trying to inspire us or if she actually thought visiting her Manhattan brownstone with her view of Central Park qualified as a school trip. -Jay-Z

With the intention of signing Lin back, I saw that I can help. -Jason Kidd

With the rights now in our loving hands, I'm beyond excited to bring 'The Green Hornet' into the 21st century in a meaningful and relevant way: modernizing it and making it accessible to a whole new generation. My intention is to bring a gravitas to 'The Green Hornet' that wipes away the camp and kitsch of the previous iteration. -Gavin O'Connor

The effect of dominance is not always the result of an intention to dominate. -Deborah Tannen

Public discussion of how we determine al Qaeda intentions, I just – I can't see how that can do anything but harm the security of the nation. -Michael Hayden

I think that Bob Dylan knows this more than all of us: you don't write the songs anyhow. So if you're lucky, you can keep the vehicle healthy and responsive over the years. If you're lucky, your own intentions have very little to do with this. -Leonard Cohen

When it comes to everybody else's thing and their lane and their timing, I'm never doing anything intentional to, like, come after somebody. That will always be my biggest mistake or anybody's biggest mistake if that's their intention. -Rihanna

The Italian culture and values have significantly shaped who I am, and I would never intentionally demean or degrade the very culture that has been so integral to my life. -Tim Ryan

Too often, while well-intentioned, our poverty programs fail the poor. They fail them by keeping them in cycles of dependency. -Sam Brownback

There are people who do what they believe is right, but as they say, 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.' -Aja Naomi King

It would be extremely naive to conclude anything other than the following: America's most vital secrets are in the hands of our adversaries because Secretary Clinton intentionally avoided using official government communication systems. -Mike Pompeo

I have a regular life, and I do that intentionally: hanging out with my friends, cooking dinner for my boyfriend. -Sarah Gadon

I had no interest or intention of ever writing music. I was a professional violinist in my 20s. I was obsessed with conducting, and I was conducting as much as I could, and I was studying as much as I could. I went to USC; I got an undergrad degree in violin and a master's degree in conducting. -David Newman

Among the many arguments to be made against cultural revolutions is that they are monotonous in spirit and monomaniacal in intention. -Howard Jacobson

My intention is to write poems. That's what I've been doing most of my life. -Joseph Brodsky

It's been so difficult to watch people criticize me and my intentions. -Camila Cabello

All human beings are intrinsically valuable, and the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong. -Neil Gorsuch

When a crowd rushes into your house without declaring its intention, it is, by definition, an invasion. -Viktor Orban

I'd love to see more businesses take this approach – intentionally rightsizing themselves. Hit a number that feels good and say, 'Let's stick around here.' -Jason Fried

President Obama and Hillary Clinton most definitely signaled to Islamic State leaders that they had no intention of seriously challenging them, or even of calling radical Islamic terrorism by its name. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

I think my intention was there, and my love for the music was apparent. And there are very few singers who get up and desire to take the kinds of risks that jazz musicians routinely need to be taking. -Kurt Elling

One of my intentions with 'Rookie' is for the girls reading it to know that they are already cool enough and smart enough and pretty enough. -Tavi Gevinson

I'd done plays in middle school, done some for the church in high school, but I had no intention of ever being a professional actor. -Jovan Adepo

Fresh, clean water cannot be taken for granted. And it is not – water is political, and litigious. Transporting water is impractical for both political and physical reasons, so buying up water rights did not make a lot of sense to me, unless I was pursuing a greater fool theory of investment – which was not my intention. -Michael Burry

I don't want to ever intentionally hurt someone, because it is pure entertainment. -Brock Lesnar

The very purpose of Clinton's server was to intentionally retain documents and materials – all emails and attachments – on the server in her house, including classified materials. -Ken Cuccinelli

I had three intentions when I became a wrestler. One was to keep my integrity. Two was to give pro wrestling a more respectable image. And three was to be a role model to Jewish kids, who may not have thought they could do what I do. -Bill Goldberg

I'm concerned with the future. I'm concerned with my life, my present, my friends, people I love, people who love me. I have no intention of taking on a legacy that wasn't bestowed on me. -Jeff Buckley

I had no intention of being an actor, ever. -Jeffrey Dean Morgan

I had a deal with CNN and had no intention of going back to the music business, but you know, it's Lynyrd Skynyrd. -Johnny Colt

The things we do to our children – most of the evil in the world is not done with bad intentions but with the best intentions ever. -Katherine Dunn

I don't know if it's changing already with 'Joanne,' but my intention is to bring people together that don't know each other and that would maybe feel awkward, but somehow be brought together by the music. That's what I wanted to do. Because that is pure and authentic to my family history and what I stand for. -Lady Gaga

I try to dress the bottom I have. The body I have and the bottom I have. I have the intention of looking fabulous every time, and I care about it a great deal. I'm very vain. -Jane Lynch

Scorsese would talk to me about this movie 'The Heiress' with Olivia de Havilland. We were talking about this scene in it, and suddenly we were rolling. It was very intentional, and I didn't realize – because we talk old movies all the time. -Winona Ryder

I want to improve cricket at the district level because lot of hardworking players come from districts. We have produced so many great players, but now we don't have players in the Indian team. My intention is to work hard for the game of cricket. -Mohammad Azharuddin

My whole intention at 'WrestleMania XIV' was to drop the belt to Steve, but I was going to make everybody sweat it out and make them think I wasn't. Obviously, I got that accomplished. That's extremely unprofessional, but that's exactly who I was and what I was doing. -Shawn Michaels

While I'm an athlete and while I'm fighting actively, I don't intend to pursue a career in politics. What happens after that, we'll see. But I don't have an intention to do both at the same time. -Fedor Emelianenko

I didn't really have intentions of fighting in MMA; it just kind of fell into place. Once I started fighting, though, I loved it, and I walked away from kickboxing right away. -Donald Cerrone

Edge goes out every night, and not just on pay per views; every night, Edge goes out there with the intention of stealing the show. I know that he felt like his title run had not been given the respect from the company that it deserved, and he was really hell-bent on proving that he belonged as a main event guy. -Mick Foley

If you can believe it, I had no intentions of being a wrestler. -Becky Lynch

I only came to Paris with the intention of showing what I thought was strong and beautiful. It just so happened that my notion was different from everybody else's. -Rei Kawakubo

My intention is not to make clothes. My head would be too restricted if I only thought about making clothes. -Rei Kawakubo

I consider personally the election of Barack Hussein Obama to have very great symbolic meaning. A Muslim and a Christian name – so in his name there is a synthesis, although people from time to time want to overlook that, and they do it intentionally. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I would say that when you do something out of the goodness of your heart, and you don't know what the repercussions will be, you have to live with that. And it can be devastating. Because the intention was there. -Chrissy Metz

The only time that I really go on Twitter is to promote, because what sucks is there's some weird trolling going around. Even if you are well-intentioned, there's some mean people behind a keyboard. -Michael Pena

Sometimes, some things have to settle, and you have to think about the intention of it. -Edgar Wright

It's never been our intention to sell millions of albums, but if our message touches that many people, then so be it. -Mike D

It was never my intention to hurt people's feelings. -Jesse Watters

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

Continual, intentional, or snarky putdowns have no place in a healthy relationship. -Kimberly Guilfoyle

It seems that in the rush to be the first one to the story, the media overstates things. Not maliciously; I don't think they're intentionally misleading. But the credibility gap is already there, and in this rush to get to the story first, a lot of mainstream outlets just erode their credibility further. -J. D. Vance

We are carrying these images out into the world, and we can't control how people contextualize those images no matter how virtuous our aspirations and our intentions are. -Barry Jenkins

When I was in seventh grade, I was a scrawny boy with no muscles, so I went out for wrestling. My intention was to develop secret wrestling skills so that if I were jumped by a bully, I'd shout, 'Ha!' and he'd be on the ground in a headlock. -W. Bruce Cameron

When I was growing up, I wasn't in bands, and had really no intention of ever doing music. I went out to California for college, and kind of on a whim started making music really as a joke, and over the course of the next five years started playing a lot of shows, and music became this really integral part of my identity. -K. Flay

When it comes to production and the overall sound, I don't really have a lot of intentions with it. I start off with melody and a lyrical idea, and then build off of that story. -Verite

A press statement may be given with a very good intention, but it says nothing beyond it. If it comes from corporations they run, then it is corporate social responsibility (CSR). That's different from philanthropy. CSR is a lot of shareholders, including me. -Shiv Nadar

My Democratic colleagues, many of whom hold law degrees, should know better than to intentionally oversimplify court rulings to mislead the public and score political points. -Thom Tillis

There's a fundamental difference between how often men remember to say 'I love you' and how often women want to hear 'I love you.' For the most part, it's on the guy. He's not withholding it intentionally. It's just that we kind of miss the point sometimes, that even in the most nonchalant way, telling the person how you feel is important. -Brett Young

I wasn't intentionally trying to be different, but that was an element of what I naturally do that happened to be unique enough to spark a curiosity for people. -Sam Hunt

There's such a strong community element in country – it's like a family. So I don't want to do anything that can come off, even if I'm not intentionally doing it, as giving the perception that I'm trying to abandon that family. -Sam Hunt

As long as your intentions are solid and about growth and progression and being productive and not being idle, then you're doing good in my book. -Frank Ocean

While I had no intention of ending the series after 'The Spellmans Strike Again,' I did close many doors in that book and, with the fifth one, I was opening a lot of doors and not finding anything behind them and then opening another door and another until I found something. It was a while before I found my stride. -Lisa Lutz

If you see in all my books, I have two key intentions. One is obviously to entertain and make sure that the reader has a good reading experience. I also try to write on subjects that nobody has dealt with before to make my works different from other page turners. -Ravi Subramanian

I'm a big fan of intention. That's because I have learned first-hand the power of setting my intention on my goal and making all decisions based off of that intention. -Lewis Howes

There's no way to become great overnight, but in the marathon of success, it takes a lot of intention to see you through each day of the journey. -Lewis Howes

The world is awaiting your gift – all you have to do is show up with the right intention! -Lewis Howes

You can have all the intentions you want and try and guide the narrative, but the narrative is irrelevant because it's how the public digests it that will be indicative of what the series will ultimately be. -Mike Colter

You can go slow. Allow your dreams and goals to change, but live an intentional life. -Kumail Nanjiani

I think you need to be intentional at times about your leadership – where you're eating lunch, who you're interacting with, making guys feel like you're interested in what they're doing. If it's authentic, then it's going to be an easy conversation and easy hangout time. -Aaron Rodgers

As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional – your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency. -Chris Fussell

We don't have any intention of beginning a trend of re-creating actors who are gone. -Kathleen Kennedy

I've seen it again and again in my consulting: Most teams are too large to be innovative, despite their leaders' best intentions. -Patrick Lencioni

In the workplace, many people become helicopter managers, hovering over their employees in a well-intentioned but ill-fated attempt to provide support. These are givers gone awry – people so desperate to help others that they develop a white knight complex and end up causing harm instead. -Adam Grant

One of the signs of a bad coworker is a pattern of persistent undermining – intentionally hindering a colleague's success, reputation, or relationships. -Adam Grant

Tupac was a glorious person, and he had all the right intentions. -Jimmy Iovine

My dad was not super-intentional in his parenting. He was very self-absorbed. I won't say mean or selfish per se, but very self-absorbed. I think he was just thinking out loud. -Angela Duckworth

When I left Tinder, I had no intention of getting back into the dating industry. What I ultimately wanted to do was start this contagious complimentary social network, where kindness was at the helm. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

I know, when I was in film school, some of my films were silly, but a lot of them were more dramatic. I don't think I intentionally set out to do comedy stuff. I guess that's a consequence of coming up working with David O. Russell and skewing toward those sensibilities. -Jeff Baena

While your intentions may be good, this is something every expectant working mom fears – being phased out. I'll put myself out there and admit this has been/is a fear of mine. Let her be the one to decide whether something's too much for her to handle or not. -Christine Tsai

When every word is parsed for ill intention, regardless of who is speaking or why, we become so afraid we'll offend that we stop trying to communicate with people we don't understand. -Marti Noxon

I think it's disrespectful to go onto a set without some clear idea of what your intentions are, because then you're hanging the director out to dry. -David Milch

Your fundamental responsibility is to stay true to the deepest nature and intention of the materials. -David Milch

In the head of the moment after losing a game, I lost the control of my emotions and hit the ball with an intention of hitting out of the court. Unfortunately and absolutely unintentionally I hit Mr. Arnaud Gabas, the chair umpire. -Denis Shapovalov

Howard Stern gave me the best advice about Twitter and the N word. He said maybe onstage people get the intention behind the joke, but a tweet is 140 characters or less, and maybe that's why people overreact. I don't need to rustle any more feathers and lose any investors. -Lisa Lampanelli

I know that God is intentional with everything that He brings to me and what He does for me. I'm not here just to be here. God made me intentionally! He created me on purpose, for a reason! To throw the shot put for sure. That's one of the things I am created to do. -Michelle Carter

I know that victims of torture will offer intentionally misleading information if they think their captors will believe it. -John McCain

I believe that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein. I believe it's clear that he had every intention to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction. I can only imagine what Saddam Hussein would be doing with the wealth he would acquire with oil at $110 and $120 a barrel. -John McCain

George W. Bush has dutifully, if not intentionally, provided Americans with laughs for nearly a decade. He has also made them cry, sometimes for the same reason. -Alexandra Petri

I have no intention of making small bets. -Masayoshi Son

Looking back, I'm really happy with the choices I've made in my career. I know for a fact I could be wealthier. Who knows, maybe I could be more successful, maybe not. I don't know. But just about every single thing I've ever done I've gone into with the right intentions, and that goes a long way. -Paul Rudd

I started doing little amateur nights at the comedy club that was right next to the restaurant that I waitressed in when I was in university. I was probably 22 years old. I didn't do it with any intention of making a career out of it; I had just always valued comedy. -Katherine Ryan

For me, I never really wanted to be in a 'Sissy Spacek' vehicle. That was not my intention. I got to be the 'Everygirl.' -Sissy Spacek

Doing less films is sometimes intentional, but sometimes things just don't work out. -Ali Fazal

I had no intention of being an actor. -Nelsan Ellis

The intention that naturally exists: 'My intention is to get done with this commute.' So I've just doomed myself to an hour of discomfort, because my intention will not be met until I get out of the car. -Jeff Kober

When you go to our political system, I feel like it's intentionally kept in the last century. In every other facet of life, we turn to social media for instant response time, complete transparency. -Mark Pincus

When the actual Bitcoin network launched in 2009, no one knew about it, and many of those who did thought it would surely fail. Just to make sure the thing worked, the scripting language in Bitcoin was intentionally extremely restrictive. -Fred Ehrsam

It's definitely an issue if the actor has passed away without stating any intention or desire about how his or her likeness should be dealt with. Then it falls to their estate. That's a problem that will start solving itself. Now the technology exists, and actors are aware of this and can make their wishes known. -John Knoll

When government – in pursuit of good intentions – tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player. -Milton Friedman

You can't expect leaders and people to be intentional, take the steps that are needed, and be a part of making progress if you're not willing to be transparent about where we are and where we want to go. -Julie Sweet

Let's face it: the War on Drugs was a disaster. It may be well intentioned… but it sent millions of kids to prison, gave them felonies oftentimes when they had no violent crimes. -John Hickenlooper

When the rule of law is being perverted to the rule of the 'good intentions' of unelected judges, it is time for serious study of Thomas Paine and Sam Adams as much as Washington and Madison. -Tom Tancredo

At KPMG, we are intentional about leading with inclusion because we believe it strengthens our ability to make a tangible difference for our clients, our people, and society. -Lynne Doughtie

I saw my dad work hard and then would see and know his interest and intentions, and that wasn't necessarily the narrative you would see in the press. -Ricardo Rossello

I agree that my single-minded approach was a failing in life, but if I upset people, it was never intentional – it was just the unfortunate result of a burning desire to get the best out of myself and achieve as much as possible. -Geoffrey Boycott

I may speak my mind and come across as opinionated sometimes, but I would never want to harm anyone intentionally. -Farrah Abraham

When I buy something, I do so with the intention of keeping it forever. -Lee Radziwill

Many Americans say they want to be organ donors, but they just don't get around to acting on their intentions. Helping these potential good Samaritans overcome their inertia could prolong thousands of lives a year. -Richard Thaler

I think that the most well-intentioned, optimistic, creative people often live for the moment, and for 'Portlandia,' our goals were always very sort of short-term and attainable. -Carrie Brownstein

So much of my intention with songs is to voice a continual dissatisfaction, or at least to claw my way out of it. -Carrie Brownstein

I think politics is a reason why a lot of stuff doesn't get done. There's a lot of favors, and a lot of people are held back by their intentions of being re-elected or the things that they owe their party or constituents. -Chance The Rapper

I don't really make movies with an intention other than asking myself, 'Do I love the character, and do I love the story?' -Doug Liman

American business needs more conscience, not less, whether from religious motivation like Hobby Lobby or from secular intentions. -Josh Hawley

I like some of the B movies that are intentionally funny. -Owen King

I believe that if each one of us have successful solo careers, it can only help the group's growth. It will allow the fans to see individual talent and make them appreciate us more. After all, we are in this for the long run and have every intention of returning with another album as Aventura. -Romeo Santos

My intention is to make sure that the new work being created for the ballet world is relevant. -Justin Peck

When working with classical musicians, it is important to be clear as possible in the score about what my intentions are. Because there isn't a lot of rehearsal time, especially at the ballet, it's best if everything is written in the score. -Bryce Dessner

There are nineteen Harry Bosch books, and someone told me if you add up the descriptions of Harry from all of them, it would come to less than three pages. He's very elliptically described over the two decades during which the novels occur. I did that by intention. -Michael Connelly

Critique, feedback, reaction to one's work or the way they have presented it, regardless of intention, is a gift. -Mark Brand

Innovation and its allure can be dangerous. It can draw you away from the user, from the intended outcome, and may be the ultimate demise of otherwise great intentions. -Mark Brand

A person who willingly goes into business for themselves – and intentionally seeks out 'solopreneurship' – is insane! -Michael Gerber

The most important thing, to me is the intention of where things come from, like, why did you use it? What were the intentions of what you did? And if the intention is good, the intention is pure, then everything will turn out good. -GRiZ

Every individual's listening is as unique as his or her fingerprints because we all listen through filters that develop from our personal mix of culture, language, values, beliefs, attitudes, expectations and intentions. That is why one person's musical taste is another person's hideous noise. -Julian Treasure

Paranormal reality shows are some of the best unintentional comedy in the history of recorded entertainment. -Wil Wheaton

Figure out what questions you'd ask to see if you were happy with your life. Then wake up every day and live intentionally, so you're happy with the answers at the end. -Brendon Burchard

My dad lived a good life. He was a simple guy. His family had been poor, and he joined the Marines to be able to send money home to his mom and dad and brothers and sisters. He genuinely had the intention to live a good life and to respect other people. -Brendon Burchard

Persuasiveness takes finesse; it takes an understanding of human psychology. And intention is everything. -Amanda de Cadenet

You never know how your kids are going to turn out. You can raise them with all the best intentions, and then they're own people, and they have their own inner conflicts. You just hope you've given them some good stuff to navigate with. -Amanda de Cadenet

When I meet a good actor, I would like to be a director. When I meet a good director, I would like to be an actor. When there is a good script, I would like to be both a director and an actor. The switch is very natural, not intentional. -Jiang Wen

I'm a good guy with a good heart, and I have good intentions. -Antonio Brown

Be intentional about the spaces you create but not at the cost of compromising other elements. -Theo Epstein

The 50s are the age of elegance. That's kind of my intention when I get dressed: casual elegance. -Laurence Fishburne

I guess when I first started writing music, I really had no idea if anyone was ever going to hear what I was writing and almost no intention of people hearing it. So, it was kind of this journal. It was pretty unfiltered. -Tyler Joseph

I will say that a lot of art, some of the best art, has very powerful and meaningful messages behind it, and the more you read the stuff on the walls, the more you learn the artist's intention, and you have a totally new point of view of what it's about. -Abbi Jacobson

I don't choose characters with the intention of working something out in my personal life. -Michael Pitt

My mala beads are very precious to me. A yoga teacher and friend named Leslie made them for me with love and intention. They are very grounding, and I love them. -Jamie Anderson

I love this little family-owned Italian spot called Tep's Villa Roma. It has good home-style food made with love and intention. -Jamie Anderson

History sometimes makes fun of us and our best intentions. -Alija Izetbegovic

The people in the well-ordered ages of the past upheld the public law and abandoned private strategies; they focused their intentions and unified their conduct. Everything they did was for the sake of being employed by the ruler. -Han Fei

There is an intention to colonise Libya. And this makes the Libyan people want to fight the new colonisation by the West. -Muammar al-Gaddafi

I hope and believe all the people that worked very closely with me at BHS for all those years, and some for the whole journey, will know it was never my intention for the business to have the ending it did. -Philip Green

As an actor, when you're winning the moment over, there's a truth to your intention. You might laugh at it or you might cry at it, but I think your visceral reaction to it is a reaction to the truth of the moment. -Cuba Gooding, Jr.

I have no intention of making vampires cool. Absolutely not. They're not cool. -Joe Gilgun

I have an intention to live each moment fully. -Valerie Harper

Appeasing Wall Street is to be expected from the GOP who do little to hide their true intentions and their defense of the wealthiest financial institutions and interests. -Luis Gutierrez

I lost my father when I was 19, so the majority of my life has been under this cloud, and I have been full of the intention to find out what happened. -Hisham Matar

I think you have to take each movie for its own value. There will be those you'll roll your eyes over and others you can't wait to see. It all has to do with the intention. If someone's intention is just to make money and exploit something for profit, then it's not good. If it's thoughtfully done, the proof's in the pudding. -Carrie-Anne Moss

I went to college for, like, a year and a half with the intention of doing some kind of art therapy or some kind of teaching of art, because I feel like art is a more free area in school than music is. I feel like music is too mathematic for me. Music school's so hard. It's math. -Jim James

A novel is no mere assemblage of gears; it is a wild and living being. And how are you to discern the intentions of a creature – to discover its true nature – other than by close and respectful observation? -Ben Dolnick

I just don't have a tolerance for people being fake, I don't think. Maybe especially when I think they have bad intentions. -Aubrie Sellers

Does the Grammys intentionally use artists for their celebrity, popularity, and cultural appeal when they already know the winners and then program a show against this expectation? Meanwhile, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences hides behind the 'peer' voting system to escape culpability for not even rethinking its approach. -Steve Stoute

When a person from a community goes and buys a car, he or she should have the incentive, financial incentive, to buy a more efficient, more environment-friendly car. This shouldn't be only left to the intention of the people. We cannot only rely on the ethics or the moral of the people. -Fatih Birol

I'm someone very comfortable airing out the stories of my own life. Some people call it narcissism, but for me, the intention is that it will positively affect other people. -Leandra Medine

I can analyze people's intentions. Immediately. That's just a warning. To everyone. -Kanye West

I'm a human being. I've got opinions, I'm not always right, I'm not always on time, I don't always say things in the proper way, but my intentions are always extremely pure. -Kanye West

My intention when I created Labs was that the people that used our products would be empowered to explore a fearless, daring attitude towards makeup – that's why we always write 'Use Without Caution' on everything we make. -Pat McGrath

To operate with the aspiration of color-blindness in a country whose central operating mechanism for centuries has been race belies the logic of race-neutral public policy. Public policy must account for the historic and intentional pillaging of resources experienced by black Americans. -Clint Smith

I love the story of Quasimodo, about someone who feels like they don't belong but is pure of heart and has good intentions. It's a great message for a younger audience. -Elliot Knight

Even if you have the best intentions, there may sometimes be a price or a cost or a pushback against what you're doing. -Anthony Russo

Whether it's intentional or not, Trump regularly makes news for unprecedented and nonpresidential behavior. -Jason Kander

Despite the best intentions, companies often become culturally dysfunctional. This occurs when leadership has a perception about the culture that conflicts with reality, or leadership behaves differently than what might be written down. -Peter Levine

The only intention I've ever had creatively, as a musician, is to be as different from myself as possible. -Jack Garratt

You look at the instrumentation, and you can't really argue that we set out with commercial aspirations. Banjos and things like that are not part of some formula for global success. But it felt right, and I think there's some value to purity of intention. -Ted Dwane

Personally, getting into college was a big deal because I realized it's probably one of the only things I've fully planned. The rest of my life has been, for the most part, a nice little happy accident. I'm glad that it happened this way, but it's nonetheless unintentional. -Yara Shahidi

I was adopted, and so was my mom. And so I just was in tune with how life can be intentional. I feel like maybe that helped me to not feel super entitled to a lot of things as a kid. -Lucy Dacus

Writing has never been an intentional endeavor to me. I know a lot of people have experiences and then sit down and try to sort them out through song, but whenever I sit down to write, it comes out hackneyed or overly saccharine. -Lucy Dacus

It's always been my intention to never be boxed in. I never like to do something that it feels like I've done before. -Lena Waithe

I begin each day with prayer and meditation. Throughout the day, I use affirmations and positive intentions to move through blocks, and each evening, I close the day with self-reflection and an inventory of my growth throughout the day. -Gabrielle Bernstein

As women, we're presented this false choice that is either our children or our work. But I don't think I fully understood the paradox until I had a child. I bring my son to work and let other parents do the same. I am very intentional about the workplace that I create, and my son is a big part of that. -Reshma Saujani

If you're dealing with a powerful leader, you're inevitably going to have a dialogue with her political past. It was always my intention to interrogate Thatcher's political life. -Abi Morgan

There are good reasons for not wanting to host the Olympics. The Games can be costly and, in spite of their patriotic overtones, can unintentionally expose a nation's weaknesses to the world. -Mary Pilon

In this era, soul is not a sound or a color: it's an intention. -India Arie

Donors do not reward good intentions. -Frances Hesselbein

I wanted to write a book about people who have the best intentions and think – really, truly think – that they're doing the right thing. And then they realize that when those ideals come knocking at their windowsill, a lot of times they will suddenly disavow those ideals. -Celeste Ng

I appreciate actors who work very hard to get at the truth of the character they're playing. That speaks to me, and I try to protect that process because I value the focus and intention behind it. -Marc Platt

Clearly, the oil spill in the Gulf is a terrible tragedy; we lost 11 lives on the rig, and their families are suffering, and it's also an economic tragedy for our state and ecological tragedy for the Gulf. But Sept. 11 was a different type of event: it was an intentional attack on soil. -Charles Boustany

This federal welfare system is large, fragmented, and growing in cost. This system may have started out with good intentions, but it has become a confusing maze of programs that are overlapping, duplicative, poorly coordinated and difficult to administer. -Charles Boustany

When my career started on daytime soaps, those characters usually didn't have much depth to them. The main goal was to memorize my lines in order to film efficiently the next day. But with 'Jane The Virgin,' the writing is strong, and everything is intentional. -Andrea Navedo

Some people say the things I do are annoying because I'm intentionally trying too hard to be relatable, but I'm really not. -Lili Reinhart

It's never really been my intention; I've never gone out of my way to be relatable to anyone. I just say what I want, and I'm pretty blunt about things. -Lili Reinhart

I believe in manifesting the words that are coming out of my mouth. I'm very careful with what I say because the intention is then out in the universe. -Bozoma Saint John

The more queer characters I play over my years of working as an actor, and the more I see other young artists stepping up with the same intention I have, to make space for the voices of a generation of people who may not fit the status-quo, the more it inspires me to keep going. -Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

As well-intentioned as it might be, the Ali Act suffers from glaring flaws. -Thomas Hauser

Whether I'm performing or directing, I'm aways thinking about rhythm; sometimes it's nailing the right rhythm, and sometimes it's intentionally breaking the rhythm. Those two things are what make something funny or not. How long a shot is and where you put the camera are all part of that rhythm of directing. -Jay Chandrasekhar

You can't just set the vision, take a nap, and not keep working on making your vision happen. Your intention has to be backed by work. -Luvvie Ajayi

Everything in a novel has to be intentional, even the things that aren't. -Scott Spencer

I'm definitely not the same actor that I was when I was 9 years old, and that's because my intentions, my goals, aspirations, or whatever were different. -Giovanni Ribisi

Be intentional with your space. Don't be afraid to step on a limb and design your home the way you love it. -Joanna Gaines

A few years ago, I realized I was decorating and designing my house around what was beautiful rather than practical for my family. When I made that realization, everything kind of clicked for me. I started being intentional about designing spaces with my kids in mind rather than picture-perfect rooms. -Joanna Gaines

It would be my intention that everybody should have love, and there are a lot of people in the world. -Robert Indiana

That's the best worship you can get when the worship leader is there with no other intentions and ready to sing their heart out for the Lord. -Deborah Joy Winans

We live by our values at Levo. We began by surrounding ourselves with passionate, values-driven people who had their intentions in the right place, and learned that like attracted like. -Caroline Ghosn

Create a list of your intentions for your work. Then research available internships and/or companies that you are attracted to based on that personal North Star. Once that is clear, you begin outreach to people connected to industries you're passionate and/or curious about. -Caroline Ghosn

I am a big believer that you can have a successful business and give back; it's just about the intention behind starting your business. -Lauren Bush

I try to be smart with my comedy. Generally, it devolves into bathroom humour. I describe my comedy as, 'I have the best intentions, but usually it fails.' -Jason Priestley

God has a kingdom. It's made up of citizens: some black, some white, some red, yellow, Spanish backgrounds. His intention was never that the individual uniqueness would cause them to lose sight of the flag flying over them – the flag of the cross. -Tony Evans

Churches need to be intentional about reaching the next generation by creating templates for young people to see that there is a stepping stone for leadership in this church. -Tony Evans

If the creators of cartoons are intentionally or unintentionally giving children the idea that gay people are part of the big, happy human family, that's a good thing, not a bad one. -Jacob Weisberg

We try really hard to avoid those conventional experiences, these adrenaline rush, anger, competition, violence. We intentionally avoid that. We try to create a game that's serene and tranquil and filled with love. -Jenova Chen

Anybody that wants to be something greater than themselves, that understands that bringing meaning and intention into work and bringing those two things together, is a member of the 'we generation,' and the money tends to follow. -Adam Neumann

One of the difficult things in a high-growth company is that, even with the best intentions, the company moves so fast, and growth happens so regularly. When you move at that rate, you have to be willing to change, and you have to be willing to take advice. -Adam Neumann

There has been an intention since day one that it's as important to us that we build profits as much as we build a wonderful culture and a lasting legacy of a great company. We've created this inclusive environment that's very thoughtful in terms of how we can create allyship, how we create mentorship, and what kind of voices are heard. -Julia Hartz

Everybody has told the story of black people in struggle except black people. The black people in the struggle haven't had the means to tell the story historically. There were a million slaves, but you see very few slave narratives. And that is intentional. -DeRay Mckesson

I hope I contribute something useful to the human family. That's my intention. And I hope that it's useful to people. -Fantastic Negrito

Longevity, for a columnist, is a simple proposition: Once you start, you don't stop. You do it until you die or can no longer put a sentence together. It has always been my intention to die at my desk, although my most cherished ambition is to outlive the estate tax. -Charles Krauthammer

I prefer active vacations. I really like the adventure aspect of it, and I also like a trip with intentions, where something will be gained on the other side of it. But I also like the option to just be there. -Abigail Spencer

I put out my first song with no intentions of being famous. -Ravyn Lenae

Sometimes when people start dating a hot piece, they take on some of their boo's characteristics unintentionally. -Phoebe Robinson

Let's stop acting like a man who is clear about his intentions, is open to love, and has a good head on his shoulders is 'boring,' 'lame,' and 'not passionate like the edgy guy.' -Phoebe Robinson

I cannot say I'm a poet. That's for someone when they take in consideration where they can bestow 'poet' on. I can't do it. But I would be disingenuous if I didn't say that my intention is poetry. -Rodney Crowell

I have really long legs, so I like cropped pants that make it look like I intentionally wanted my pants short instead of pants that happen to be too short for me. -Franchesca Ramsey

I don't have any control over what actually happens except for that I have full control over my will for myself, my intention, and why I'm there. That's all that matters. -SZA

As long as you're being honest and there's intention in what you're doing, then I think that energy permeates your field and becomes like a homing signal for other people with like energies. -SZA

A court's assessment of an agency's compliance with statutory limits does not depend on whether the agency's policy is good or whether the agency's intentions are laudatory. -Brett Kavanaugh

I always try to have a positive and warm intention that is not about me. It is easy to make everything about yourself. But you take the weight off when we make it about the audience. It's about the joy you can bring to somebody else instead of the joy that you get from doing it. -Annaleigh Ashford

When my three co-founders and I started Warby Parker in 2010, our primary intention was to sell good-looking, affordable eyewear online. -Neil Blumenthal

When I opened Milk Bar in November 2008, I was quite adamant about making sure the bakery was an honest reflection of life and food through my eyes. I had no intention beyond that. -Christina Tosi

I think we need to be very careful if we want to do things like further modify our atmosphere. And similarly, I think we need to be very worried about unintentional modification, which is basically what's been going on. -Heidi Hammel

If you want to be a pioneer, you have to be intentional, at least a little bit. -Syd

Everyone brings their top game to Endeavour. We're very lucky. I'm glad people love it because that's our intention. -Shaun Evans

When choosing vendors for my wedding, I intentionally searched for women who were at the beginning of their own founder journeys. -Jennifer Hyman

Demanding abrupt and expensive changes in public policy raises fair questions about ideological intentions. -Bret Stephens

I've put out a lot of stuff that just confused and alienated people: a huge chunk of songs that were verbal and musical challenges to myself, thoughts I was keeping myself busy with, nothing I had any intention of anybody grasping onto. -Lou Barlow

Osama bin Laden has managed to replace fear of God and adherence to the Quran with his philosophy of jihad above all else. What's behind that facade is the true philosophical intentions of al Qaeda: the establishment of a new Islamic caliphate that will defeat democracy as the greater of the two political orders. -Malcolm Nance

We're being very careful that we don't send a spacecraft to Mars with the intention of detecting Martian life – and find out that we detected the Earth life that we took with us. -John M. Grunsfeld

I have always believed if the intention is right, it'll be a good film. -Dulquer Salmaan

My whole intention is to break down these limitations of what a black comedian is supposed to be and to open up a space. -Amanda Seales

I don't worry too much about learning lines per se. The memorization is the easy part for me, usually. For me, it's more about working on the context, back story, intention, motivation, etc. Once that's in place, the lines come pretty naturally. -Candice Patton

It's really weird being placed into something like that because it was never an intention to make bedroom pop. I was just making music. All the people that have that genre placed on them are not the first people to have a home studio and and post it on the Internet. -Clairo

So many people view the war on drugs as a failure, as something that was perhaps intended and carried out with good intentions but very badly executed. -Denise Dresser

If you're white working with non-white people, you will be branded as a colonialist by some people, regardless of your efforts or intentions. -Ry Cooder

It's funny, because I had no intention of being in a band because I was so shy. But I loved playing music and loved writing songs. I always thought I'd be in the background and, if I did get into a band, be a backup musician. -John Gourley

Never ignore your intuition about friendships and people's intentions towards you. -LeToya Luckett

Back in the 1950s, America set out to intervene in Syria, liberate the people from a corrupt elite, and bring about a new democracy. They did this with the best of intentions, but it led to disaster. And out of that disaster, the Assad regime rose to power. -Adam Curtis

I'm not doing anything intentionally to stay in the public eye. I'm staying true to my art, like I always have. The press, for whatever reason, decided to zone in on what is very common banter for me. It got worked out through song – the same way I work everything out. -Mark Kozelek

Everyone tries to be so slick and modern and computerized. I've always done everything myself with little money, so I guess it's become 'my look,' but it's not really intentional. -Hunx

Eric Young is an excellent heel. I think Eric Young is a really, really good heel because he does things intentionally so that you don't want to cheer him, you don't want to get behind him, and you don't want to support him. -Matt Hardy

I have no intentions of getting in a UFC cage at all! -Finn Balor

To me, the real genius in making television for kids is making something that inadvertently – or perhaps intentionally – becomes something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. -Janet Varney

Los Angeles has been great to me, and I have a home there, and I'm so lucky I get to do what I do for a living. But I did not go down to Los Angeles really even with the intention of staying. -Janet Varney

Cash Money really had no intentions of being a rap label because when it started, it really was based on bounce. It was one bounce song after another. I started to doing bounce songs for them, and they jumped off. -Mannie Fresh

I'm 100 percent sure the love and energy we give to a project will end up inside of it. I think it's important that when we work on something, we do it with positive intentions, because this energy will be sensed in the design. -Marcel Wanders

I don't necessarily think the way people do, but that's not my problem. My problem is not to reinforce or destroy any ideas anyone might have about me, how I do what I do, what my intentions are, the way that I do it. My only job, as far as I can see, is to do the music that I want to do. -El-P

What is important is to have a positive intent right from the start, and positive intent doesn't always mean looking for the big shots. Positive intention when it comes to defending a ball or looking for a single. -MS Dhoni

I want to play Lady Macbeth. I have a big chip on my shoulder about Lady Macbeth. People usually play her as this cold, Greek witch, but there's no evidence of that in the text! I think her intentions are pure. -Hari Nef

When we work on carving out balance in our lives, we are then shuttled to the superhighway of our best life fueled by our intention. The power and confidence comes from the knowledge that we can absolutely do something to achieve balance. -Tara Stiles

I've learned that the more I streamline what my actual tasks are and where I'd like to direct my energy, as opposed to where I let my energy go in an unaware state of mind, the more energy I have to place where my intentions are. Boundaries are good! Use them and know where they are. -Tara Stiles

Our bodies and our minds have their own timing that pay little attention to our cerebral desires. We can't force or expect things to change as fast as we want, but when we put our efforts in the direction of our intention and drop everything else like snow falling, things unfold with ease. -Tara Stiles

We get so caught up in doing everything for ourselves, including inspiring ourselves, that it's exhausting and not at all useful. Take a look around you. Look at your friends. Open up to your friends and take in the caring and good intentions they hold toward you. -Tara Stiles

We made 'Baahubali' with pure intentions. It taught us that we might be remembered for the rest of our lives if we do something with good intentions in our hearts. -Prabhas

When we started work on 'Baahubali,' my sheer aim was to be able to live up to the imagination that Rajamouli sir had in mind. As an actor, my intention was to bring up 'Baahubali' live on screen for the audiences. I never even expected in my wildest of dreams that the film would grow on to become a phenomenon of sorts. -Prabhas

I have, with great intentionality, a demeanor that I hope is welcoming for people to not be afraid to talk to me or, you know, ask me a question. -Emanuel Cleaver

I didn't go to L.A. to be a star; that wasn't my intention. When I auditioned for 'The Price Is Right' and got it, I was very content doing it – 'I don't have to work three jobs anymore. This is great.' -Gena Lee Nolin

We are always influenced because we do not live in a vacuum together with our intentions. We are in a relationship with everything that occurs. -Hugh Prather

Your intention going in is to do the best you can. You go in and do your work, day to day, the best you can. But it's entirely up to the director and the editor and the producers and the studio how it turns out. -John Candy

To be completely honest, I don't believe that Palin has any intention of actually running for president. Granted, trying to predict Sarah Palin's next move is like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall. -Meghan McCain

I'm probably a more intentional acoustic player than I am an electric player because of lack of influences. I just play acoustic to see what happens. -Joe Bonamassa

I never say how many goals I'm going to score. My intention is to be happy and make sure that people around me are, too. -Samuel Eto'o

There are many ways to push for much-needed reforms: One way is to make a donation. It doesn't matter much whether you contribute publicly or in a private way – either way is good. What matters is your true intention. -Lee Min-ho

It was never my intention to be an actor, and I don't know if I'll ever call myself an actor because I've always said that would be a slap in the face to proper actors, but it's fun, and thankfully, I've had the luxury in my adult life that anything I've done has been fun. -Edge

There was never a moment where I was intentionally cribbing from another actor. More so, I grew up watching other actors design the character of The Joker to me, and obviously, the part was paying tribute to The Joker, and so I wanted to, you know, perform it to the best of my abilities in a way that it seemed to be paying homage to the character. -Cameron Monaghan

I think that Zappa intentionally made his music weird, but did it with intelligence. -Yngwie Malmsteen

If I played something incorrectly, I whipped myself mercilessly. Whenever I made a mistake, I made sure that I would never allow myself to repeat it. Every guitarist wants to play well. But in reality, if good intentions were all it took, then everyone would be great. -Yngwie Malmsteen

King Princess is like an attitude. I take comfort in it as kind of a shield to exist in, where I can make cohesive art. And it's androgynous, which is intentional. It's important to me that my art exist in a kind of neutral space, genderless to some degree. And give the listener some imagery to hold on to. -King Princess

We absolutely want to harness nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. There should be no doubt about Saudi Arabian intentions. Whatever we do is going to be under strict compliance with international agreements. -Khalid A. Al-Falih

My only intention is to be happy and be in a place where I feel wanted. -Alvaro Morata

I have no intention to make a name for myself and to separate my identity from my brother's name. I am proud to be identified as Shahid's brother. There is no shame in it. -Ishaan Khatter

Janhvi is a goofball. She is unintentionally funny sometimes. Even intentionally, to give her due credit! -Ishaan Khatter

I really liked 'Premam,' and when we decided to remake it, our intention was never to make a better film. -Naga Chaitanya

When I started doing makeup, I had no intention of doing drag. -James Charles

When my first show was on MTV, and it was this outrageous persona, I think people certainly didn't know what to think. But it was a performance. I'm sure people didn't know that it was a performance; they thought maybe I was just nuts, but that was all intentional. -Tom Green

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