Best Quotes About Opportunity

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. -John Dewey

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. -Orison Swett Marden

He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent. -Karl Kraus

I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity. -Charles Dudley Warner

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -Winston Churchill

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity. -Irving Kristol

When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. -John F. Kennedy

Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others. -Samuel Johnson

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. -Milton Berle

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When a man marries his mistress it creates a job opportunity. -James Goldsmith

Procrastination is opportunity's assassin. -Victor Kiam

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. -John D. Rockefeller

If I had it all to do over again, I would do most all things differently. However, how would I know that if, I had not had the opportunity to do them the first time. -Janice Markowitz

In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. -Earl Warren

It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work. -Hugh Newell Jacobsen

We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact. -Lyndon B. Johnson

The opportunity is often lost by deliberating. -Publilius Syrus

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history. -Francois Mitterrand

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. -Earl Warren

Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ability is of little account without opportunity. -Lucille Ball

A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment. -Marshall Field

So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself. -Florence Nightingale

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. -Henry Ford

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so. -Doris Lessing

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. -Charles M. Schulz

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. -John D. Rockefeller

I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it… The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on. -Samuel Goldwyn

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. -Benjamin Disraeli

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. -Sun Tzu

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire. -Brian Tracy

Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. -Gary Ryan Blair

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it. -Viktor E. Frankl

Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach. -Roger von Oech

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade. -Tom Peters

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. -Bobby Unser

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't. -Lucille Ball

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. -Mike Singletary

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be. -Daniel J. Boorstin

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. -Jonas Salk

The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes. -Benjamin Disraeli

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. -Benjamin Disraeli

For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class. -John Sweeney

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with. -Woodrow Wilson

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -Harry S Truman

If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them. -Jack Welch

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life. -James M. Barrie

Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth. -Tom Barrett

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. -Abraham Lincoln

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music. -Jim Davis

To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success. -Orison Swett Marden

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. -Hippocrates

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. -Benjamin Disraeli

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen. -Wayne Dyer

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself. -William Inge

You know, there are a lot of would-be governors of Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity to get into a race when the time was right. -Laura Bush

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. -John Burroughs

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. -Gary Ryan Blair

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity. -Robert Kennedy

The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. -Helen Rowland

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise. -Maya Angelou

He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue. -Andrew Lang

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. -Laurence J. Peter

The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work. -Herbert V. Prochnow

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet. -Pierre Trudeau

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work. -Thomas A. Edison

A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it. -Francis Bacon

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is. -Bob Feller

Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing – keep taking care of business. -Sammy Sosa

Never surrender opportunity for security. -Branch Rickey

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity. -Douglas MacArthur

Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity. -Alcaeus

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear. -Oprah Winfrey

Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity. -Lyndon B. Johnson

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people… to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people. -Kofi Annan

Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council. -Kofi Annan

Republicans many times can't get the words 'equality of opportunity' out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way. -Jack Kemp

He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity. -Quintilian

While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin, the opportunity is lost. -Quintilian

The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year. -Voltaire

Right-wing media and politicians are looking for any opportunity to be critical of the reporters who are here. Some reporters make judgments, but that is not my style. I present both sides and report what I see with my own eyes. -Peter Arnett

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty. -John D. Rockefeller

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. -John D. Rockefeller

Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent. -Jim Rohn

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck. -Tony Robbins

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. -Albert Einstein

Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity. -Richard L. Evans

There is far more opportunity than there is ability. -Thomas A. Edison

One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity. -Baltasar Gracian

Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave. -Karl Kraus

Each child is an adventure into a better life – an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. -Hubert H. Humphrey

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. -Napoleon Hill

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. -Peter Drucker

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. -Peter Drucker

We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity. -Isadora Duncan

Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us. -David Sarnoff

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. -William Ellery Channing

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -Winston Churchill

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better. -William James

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. -Maxwell Maltz

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful. -Margaret Mead

People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it. -Bernard de Mandeville

Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it. -Orison Swett Marden

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act. -Saint Augustine

When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through. -Jesse Jackson

Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together. -Earl Nightingale

We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America. -Dan Quayle

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within. -Stephen Jay Gould

America is another name for opportunity. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. -Ayn Rand

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. -Khalil Gibran

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. -William Pollard

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. -Dave Barry

Ability is nothing without opportunity. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. -Marsha Sinetar

Trouble is only an opportunity in work clothes. -Henry J. Kaiser

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. -Jim Rohn

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. -Tony Robbins

It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend. -Margaret Thatcher

I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now. -Michael Phelps

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. -Kobe Bryant

The only place opportunity cannot be found is in a closed-minded person. -Bo Bennett

What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities. -Ben Nelson

Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration. -Bill Frist

Every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education. -Bill Frist

A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world. -Bill Owens

In this new century, our commitment to family and to faith, to community and opportunity, to freedom and to hope, will be the light that shines to lead us forward. -Bill Owens

Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, no matter what the project. -Bill Owens

Let us seize the special opportunity that is ours to act boldly and decisively at a time when the eyes of our fellow citizens, both present and future, are upon us. -Bob Taft

We live in a land like no other – a land of freedom and opportunity unparalleled on the face of the globe. -Bob Taft

All of us aspire to give our children something more, leave a country to our children that is a better one, a stronger one, with better jobs and growth and opportunity. -Byron Dorgan

There is no social program in this country that is as important as a good job that pays well, that gives someone an opportunity to go to work, have some security, have benefits, and take care of their family and have a good life. -Byron Dorgan

Education exposes young people to a broader world, a world full of opportunity and hope. -Christine Gregoire

Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty. -Horatio Nelson

It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached. -Mike Huckabee

Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation. -Ernie Fletcher

We must never forget that it is the private sector – not government – that is the engine of economic opportunity. Businesses, particularly small businesses, flourish and can provide good jobs when government acts as a productive partner. -Bill Richardson

For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full, productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential, and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma. -Brad Henry

Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act. -Dave Freudenthal

We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world. Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe. -Joe Lieberman

Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community. -Joe Biden

We need a new Latin American policy that is bold – different. We need to focus on building civil society, focus on the lack of infrastructure. We need look at ways to foster economic opportunity. There needs to be a more comprehensive economic vision in the region. -Mel Martinez

The people of Iraq are grateful for what the people of the United States of America and our armed forces and our coalition forces are giving them the opportunity to do. -Johnny Isakson

I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity, free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world. -Richard Lugar

Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly. -Chuck Hagel

The only way to ensure that our promise to provide every opportunity for students with disabilities, and help them achieve their full potential, is to give our schools the dollars they need. -Gordon Smith

We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond. -Jim Jeffords

We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it. -John Hersey

With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly. -Gordon Moore

I'm not a sponge exactly, but I find that something I look at is a great opportunity for ideas. -Martha Stewart

It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference. -Michael Dell

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. -Oprah Winfrey

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. -Zig Ziglar

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little. -Ben Sweetland

In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent. -Paul Bettany

I've worked with many directors, good ones and bad ones. So if I have a chance to work the good ones, I better put myself in their hands, and trust them, because that's my big opportunity to be different, and to be better than usual. -Thomas Kretschmann

You've got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you. -Clive Davis

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions. -Paulo Coelho

I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies. -Christa McAuliffe

We must give Oklahoma families the opportunity to thrive and prosper. We must give all Oklahomans the tools necessary to pursue the American dream. And then, we must get out of the way. -Brad Henry

My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren't fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here. -Ernie Fletcher

We will attract more people to Kentucky by lowering our income tax rate. In fact, lowering the income tax rate is the single most important thing we can do to create opportunity. -Ernie Fletcher

This Budget reflects a choice – not an easy choice, but the right choice. And when you think about it, the only choice. The choice to take the responsible, prudent path to fiscal stability, economic growth and opportunity. -George Pataki

We have a rare and perhaps small window of opportunity to set partisan differences aside, and attempt to achieve what many in recent years have felt was unreachable – greater retirement security for ourselves and our children. -Gordon Smith

Arafat's departure has created an awesome opportunity. -Joe Biden

There is a real opportunity right now as parents and grandparents to come up with a plan that leaves our kids with something better than we have; that is, an opportunity to own, build, and grow a nest egg of their own. -Norm Coleman

By furthering the use of ethanol, farmers are presented with the opportunity to produce a cash crop by collecting their agricultural wastes. -Richard Lugar

Declining overseas admissions costs us not only much needed revenues for colleges and universities, but much more importantly, we lose the best opportunity we have to introduce foreign students to all that America has to offer the world. -Richard Lugar

Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity. -Rick Perry

Every Maryland family wants financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity. These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life. -Bob Ehrlich

Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois. -Rod Blagojevich

We have an opportunity, but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as well. -Thad Cochran

I've always acknowledged my debt to Hammer. I've always said I'm very grateful to them. They gave me this great opportunity, made me a well known face all over the world for which I am profoundly grateful. -Christopher Lee

I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do. -Martin Lawrence

Change brings opportunity. -Nido Qubein

Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered. -Abdullah II of Jordan

When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose. -Abdullah II of Jordan

More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close. -Anders Fogh Rasmussen

They missed a great opportunity to shut up. -Jacques Chirac

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed. -Mwai Kibaki

Every Canadian who wants to learn should have the opportunity to do so. -Paul Martin

The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning – in common with their male counterparts – are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full. -Tarja Halonen

The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding. -Chris Van Allsburg

The whole thing about acting, the draw for me, is the opportunity to do things you don't get to do in real life. -Benjamin Bratt

I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie. -Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect. -Kathy Najimy

In 2005 we have a once in a generation opportunity to deliver a modern Marshall plan for the developing world. -Gordon Brown

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

Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. -Michael Johnson

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance. -J. Donald Walters

When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities. -Jack Kemp

Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination. -Sofia Kovalevskaya

There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then turning around and playing someone sweet. Films give you this opportunity. -Amy Weber

Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful, even if it was just vicariously. -Joan Allen

Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession. -Joan Allen

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach. -Margaret Cho

People are dying who haven't had that opportunity to say yes to the Lord. -Michael Scott

I'm thinking about directing, but I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it. The opportunity has presented itself four to five times, and I usually said no because of the script. -Angela Bassett

Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self. -Ted Hughes

A window of opportunity for me usually involves a rock. -Jay London

Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet. -Edward VIII

I wouldn't have wanted to miss the opportunity to make those three films that didn't do well. They were really important to me, and the things I learned doing them were important to me. -Michael J. Fox

The only thing worse than an opportunity you don't deserve is blowing an opportunity. -Michael J. Fox

It's better to get smart than to get mad. I try not to get so insulted that I will not take advantage of an opportunity to persuade people to change their minds. -John H. Johnson

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order. -Susan L. Taylor

Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story – the opportunity to meld the cast and the characters and a world, and to spend more time there. -David Lynch

The world does not owe men a living, but business, if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living. -Owen D. Young

You can't always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager's got some sphere of autonomy. Don't pass the buck up the line. -Bob Anderson

I'm known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor and the fact is, I'm a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things, and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that. -Campbell Scott

After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure. -Stanley Clarke

I believe that a parent's role is to provide a path or opportunity for their children. -David Soul

I think you should make more movies, more musicals. I think the public deserves that. I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent. Give them an opportunity to become stars. I think the whole idea is wonderful. -Donald O'Connor

Women can break down barriers to opportunity, and men, many of them reluctantly, have learned to relate to women as their equals in thought and action. But except for an eccentric few, women do not want to become warriors. -Suzanne Fields

If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed. -Kanye West

It's nice to have the opportunity to play for so much money, but it's nicer to win it. -Bear Bryant

If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity? -Maynard Jackson

Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational. -Herbert A. Simon

The market system requires that people be committed and willing to work hard. Inherent with that is what I call a merit system, which I think gives people the greatest opportunity. -Lee R. Raymond

It's a Fox thing, the bad-boy image. They're trying to type me out. There are worse things in life, you know. I'm just really excited about the opportunity. -Ben McKenzie

Sometimes those fears creep into the back of your head, but then you slap yourself and think, 'Oh, woe is me! People actually like me.' What a silly thing to worry about. This is a huge opportunity, and I'm excited. -Ben McKenzie

Understandably, no peace can sustained when people continue to suffer from hunger, lack of jobs, lack of basic public services – and most of all – lack of opportunity or hope. -Mikheil Saakashvili

If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more. -John Templeton

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life. -William Samuel Johnson

There are always new things to experience, internalize then write about. This process is ongoing with me. It never stops. The opportunity to reach new audiences with all of the music that we have made is thrilling. -Graham Nash

The New Right, in many cases, is doing nothing less than placing a heretical claim on Christian faith that distorts, confuses, and destroys the opportunity for a biblical understanding of Jesus Christ and of his gospel for millions of people. -Mark Hatfield

I hope I give girls an opportunity to realize that they can swim and go to school at the same time. It's not to be given up once they get out of high school. They can continue doing it for the rest of their lives. -Debbie Meyer

Despite the amazing diversity we're blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions. -Steve Kerr

I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families. -Steve Kerr

Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves. -Liberty Hyde Bailey

You start where you can get an opportunity, you take everything that you can do to gain entrance. You do the little work and you try to find people who can teach you. -Jon Voight

You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow – Don't take no for an answer – Take every opportunity you can to do something. -Jon Voight

I decided it was time to pay tribute to my own songs, to give them the opportunity to mature and be adult. -Nanci Griffith

I think that the opportunity to be a kid another year and not have to not worry about the responsibilities of paying bills, and worry about getting an agent and worry about getting an accountant was important. -Jason Williams

I stand before you today because this vision of government as the engine of opportunity is what I believe in. -Eliot Spitzer

Unfortunately, I ended up kind of getting sadly duped, in a way. I haven't had an agent in 10 years, and now I'm doing some of the most interesting films I've ever had an opportunity to play in. -Daryl Hannah

Don't get yourself in certain circumstances or instances, because it's not a good feeling to be sitting in that chair where you've got 12 people that are in control of your life. You have an opportunity to be in control of your life for yourself by the decisions that you make. -Sean Combs

Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party… unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative. -Stockwell Day

It… is the best opportunity we've had in the last 25 years to bring about a settlement in Northern Ireland, and I think we should leave no stone unturned to achieve that. -Dick Spring

I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life. -Wally Lamb

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications. -Alexander Alekhine

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative. -Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

If you only do little clusters – three or four songs by one, and another, and then yet another – you lose the opportunity to think your way into the composer's mind, since, after all, most of these pieces are quite brief. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

We should have won this one. I think it is a lost opportunity. -Jimmy Haynes

We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation. -Joichi Ito

If we have major geographic areas within our continent that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity, we found that that is going to produce instability _ economic, political and social. -William Weld

Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that. -William Weld

The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being. -Jane Wyman

I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs. -Ed Rendell

I love a lot of reggae, but I've never had the opportunity to play with any reggae guys. -Billy Sheehan

Going to Peru is, well, if you ever have an opportunity in your life to go there, you should do it because it is absolutely mind boggling. -Dean Stockwell

That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing. -Suzanne Farrell

That's my opportunity to hide behind that old lady and say what I want to say. -Vicki Lawrence

I was young and felt like it was opportunity 'cause they were moving units back then on the underground scene. -Young Buck

The Beethoven Experience provided the opportunity to solidify the relationship between the Orchestra and me, the Orchestra and me and the public, between all of us and the city of New York, because Beethoven after all is a really amazing point of reference. -Lorin Maazel

I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It's not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity. -Ray Dolby

More than anything else, we need in this society the opportunity for people to tell us what they think without being told that they're either dumb, or stupid, or uninformed. -Brian Lamb

Every week it's another opportunity to really make that work and figure out how to make it work better. And I love that it's like theater, too, and the audience, and it's so short. It's only 20 minutes. It's like a haiku or something. -Joan Cusack

The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business. -Thomas Kinkade

I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity. -Robin Gibb

Winning isn't everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you're doing it in a way that's healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity. -Andrew Shue

I can pretty much call anyone, whether at the White House, in a company or in the media. I have access, because of the silliness of the entertainment world and how people react to it. It gave me an enormous opportunity to do anything I really want to. -Andrew Shue

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way. -Andrew Shue

I just have my own taste, and I just try and stick with that. I'm just trying to play as many characters as I can for as long as I have an opportunity to. -Ryan Gosling

Not only did I get to play with these great international musicians, but I also had the opportunity to jam with the local celebrities in Toronto, people like the Walsh Brothers, David Wilcox, Kim Mitchell and the like. It was a great learning experience. -Jeff Healey

Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's progress towards the realization of his dream. -Adam Schiff

While our country has made great strides in breaking down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans, we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream. -Adam Schiff

No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education. -Bobby Scott

So, the struggle for equal educational opportunity continues. -Bobby Scott

The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled. -Bobby Scott

Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational opportunity when you consider studies that show that one half of low income students who are qualified to attend college do not attend because they can't afford to. -Bobby Scott

Making this movie was a great opportunity for me to explore high-definition. I'm glad I got to see what the challenges are, what makes it better. It works wonderfully. -Debbie Allen

Subject matter that is not bound to reality offers more opportunity to write a unique story and cinematically present it in very unique ways. -Richard King

We should all have the opportunity to express what we want to express. -Richard King

Doing my own album provided me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted. -Richard Marx

Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs. -Ron D. Burton

We all know that change is inevitable. It provides us with a challenge and an opportunity to grow and improve and to attract new members with new ideas. -Ron D. Burton

I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out. -Russell Simmons

If someone wants to sticker a record for whatever reason, that's fine. But once it affects someone's opportunity to, you know, get that record, then I have a problem with it. -Scott Ian

For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to 'mince about' was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of! -Dwayne Johnson

On record dates like that I never felt too nervous because everything was really overdubbed. When we did that album, we were in the studio for probably a week, so you had a lot of opportunity to fix things. -John Abercrombie

I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job. -Donovan Bailey

I gravitated to acting out of a mixture of instinct, naivete and opportunity. -Jeffrey Combs

No police department should hire more quickly than they can assimilate the people that they bring in, and we did. I take responsibility for it. It was the first opportunity I had to hire, and I wanted to do it, and I take responsibility. -Daryl Gates

The whole thing was done for internal political reasons to galvanize and unify the country against the Americans, and if they hadn't had that immediate opportunity they would have found another one. -Lloyd Cutler

Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment, give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that, we can't expect that young people are going to feel they can make a living out there for such low wages. -Matt Gonzalez

This really is a merger of equals. I wouldn't have come back to work for anything less than this fantastic opportunity. This lets me combine my two great loves – technology and biscuits. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance, the opportunity or maybe the respect. -Luther Allison

But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular? -Luther Allison

I just want the opportunity to continue to do great films, play great characters and work with great people. -Moira Kelly

I'd love to have the opportunity to sing in a Disney movie. -Moira Kelly

I'm optimistic that we are actually seeing the opportunity of a generation being created in this. -Peter Mandelson

For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity. -Sidney Altman

I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics. -Sidney Altman

Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government. -Sidney Altman

While I have some regrets that this is my last opportunity to deliver a State of the State address, I appreciate and am humbled by the opportunities this great state has given me. -Jane D. Hull

But the truth of the matter is that there is there is an opportunity for them to participate in the economic and political future of the country and certainly in the security life of the country. -John Abizaid

Wherever there's opportunity, the mafia will be there. -Johnny Kelly

We only get together when there's a good reason. Like, last summer, we didn't really intend to go out, but we thought the B-52's tour was a good opportunity. -Kathy Valentine

Comics as art. I do comics as comics, and my opportunity to tell stories. Simple. Basic. Let the characters have the excitement, not the package. That's where I come from. -Jaime Hernandez

I wanted to do an hour-long show, and I wanted to something that was dramatic and sometimes funny and humorous, as well. I'm just delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of this project. -Ron Glass

It is my really sincere desire that we get an opportunity to play long enough for people to really grab on and become fans, because I think it's a great project. -Ron Glass

It was just crazy opportunity to see that whole world and the competitions that we had in the film, like Long Beach, it was just crazy and so much fun. I felt like I lived all those moments in the movie. -John Robinson

We are in a good position and should not squander the opportunity to o the right thing. -Dennis Moore

I don't know that I can give a definitive answer to that, I can only say that if we create the right climate those who are producing those products will have the opportunity to move into a higher value product if changes are needed if we get this right. -John Anderson

And if you had an, an opportunity to have a hot meal, you did. That was the cook. But you didn't stop and say, This is dinnertime and Oh wait it's five o'clock, it's time to eat for supper. -Chingy

The Olympics are coming… and it's a big problem in American politics, because the problem with holding the Olympics this fall is that we're all going to be focused on the Olympics, and it makes that window of opportunity for Gore to win the election that much smaller. -Susan Estrich

I grew up in a big Irish, Catholic family. My dad was a pretty rough guy. So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and found his way to the gym. It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time with him and work out in the gym. -Gerry Cooney

The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax, and as such every individual of the social order should be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself. -Carter G. Woodson

By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity and meeting the needs of working families, we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation. -Christopher Dodd

I worked for some very good people who have helped me along the way and actually enabled me to have the opportunity to be selected to join the Astronaut Corps. -Duane G. Carey

We all know that, unfortunately, the media does not always portray the good things that are happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this will be a great opportunity for us to glean some information from the Iraqi women who are here for us to also take back to our constituents. -Ginny Brown-Waite

If a woman did not work and have the opportunity to save and invest on her own throughout her lifetime, she is often totally reliant on her family and Social Security for her retirement years. -Ginny Brown-Waite

Obviously, every child should be given the best possible opportunity to acquire literacy skills. -Hugh Mackay

I chose Tennessee because I thought they'd give me an opportunity to play. -Jamal Lewis

And then I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to China in 1980, which was quite early. -John Pomfret

Mr. Lincoln's elevation shows that in America every station in life may be honorable; that there is no barrier against the humblest; but that merit, wherever it exists, has the opportunity to be known. -Matthew Simpson

Showtime has given new, young filmmakers – black, white, across the board – an opportunity to make films, as well as actors who want to cross over into directing. -Morris Chestnut

To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it. -Tom Allen

The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams. -Ed Markey

Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future. -Ed Markey

Scientists have stated that embryonic stem cells provide the best opportunity for devising unique treatments of these serious diseases since, unlike adult stem cells, they may be induced to develop into any type of cell. -Eliot Engel

The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street. -Gavin Newsom

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise. -Henry A. Wallace

The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London. -James Black

Sometimes I would like the opportunity to do character-driven comedy and that's really what I was trying to do in Meet The Parents. I think in a way this is a more old fashioned type of comedy. -Jay Roach

I'm really happy with Elektra, I don't have anything bad to say about them at all. I always knew a major label was the right place for me to be. I never really had an opportunity to go to an independent label anyway. -Jon Crosby

These ivy league students are in the upper echelon of the college boards and had great opportunity in front of them regardless of where they go to college. Its in their very nature and it is something they expect. -Michael N. Castle

Ever since the first 'American Pie,' I've always been happy to just have an opportunity, I just didn't think it was going to be with comedies. Now I really like it. -Seann William Scott

This was a really big opportunity. This script was even mediocre. The idea was great, but Jay came on with his guys made it great and very specific. It all came together well. -Seann William Scott

Travelling to different countries is a goal. I wouldn't mind playing huge places if we got an opportunity to, but it's nice to play small places too. Fish was saying yesterday that he doesn't ever want to play stadiums, or maybe he would once, he said. -Mike Gordon

The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band. -Charlie Simpson

Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth. -Nicolaus Copernicus

It was a lovely opportunity for the first time in my whole career to stand up and thank people who are really responsible for me getting to realize my dreams. -Rachel Griffiths

Yet in all those cases I finally steeled myself to seize the opportunity, and find a way to muddle through and eventually conclude that I had, in fact, chosen the right path, as risky as it seemed at the time. -Vint Cerf

A public office is not a job, it is an opportunity to do something for the public. -Franklin Knight Lane

The developers, if they decide to move a tortoise, have to pay the long-term costs for enhancing the areas that take care of the tortoise, and it gives us the opportunity to manage an area that is going to be protected. -Gale Norton

But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and viable center for commerce and industry, for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens. -Jane Byrne

I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago. -Jane Byrne

I always wanted to write something illustrated, and the Details strip finally gave me the opportunity. -Rick Moody

Because I could take this as an opportunity to create something that I pretty much guarantee nobody else was going to create in film. -Shane West

The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress. -Benazir Bhutto

That's always something that's really important for an actor – to find an opportunity to do a scene where there is a moment like that, where you manage to connect with everyone. -Bruce Davison

We need to take advantage of the opportunity we have now to create a vision and become great. -Christine Gregoire

There was an interesting article in Los Angeles Magazine about women directors. A woman director makes one bad independent film and her career is over. Guys tend to get an opportunity to learn from their mistakes. -Dick Wolf

The reality is we talk a lot about it, but we really don't give everyone an opportunity to buy into it, and this combines both the best of Republican and Democratic ideals. -Harold Ford, Jr.

There was a queen that was overthrown here. So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii, and I set out at once to try to fit in. -Neil Abercrombie

We respect the role of the Senate. We respect the authority of the Senate to look at the qualifications of Judge Roberts, and at the end of the day I'm optimistic that if given a fair hearing and a fair opportunity, that he will be confirmed. -Alberto Gonzales

I think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it's just sort of like a sweet starting point. -Shiri Appleby

But I'm trying not to be cynical – I don't want to be one of those people who has a cool opportunity and blows it. It's really amazing what's happening to me. -Shannyn Sossamon

I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe. -Al Lewis

I want people to be drawn into the space of the work. And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans. So I shoot for the window of opportunity. -Barbara Kruger

I further value this gift as it gave me an opportunity to accept this distinguished honor in a country so devoted to this cause and whose history marks a wonderful chapter in world development. -Frank B. Kellogg

More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right. -Patricia Ireland

I'm working harder now than ever before. I couldn't turn down the BBC job because I've never been offered the opportunity of killing three or four people on screen before! -Adam Faith

I'll work overtime to open the doors of opportunity to industry and commerce. -Alan Autry

So I went to George and told him I had the opportunity to become the figurehead of a government safety campaign, and he agreed to give me the week off and reschedule shooting! -David Prowse

I think it's a tremendous opportunity, particularly given the complexion of the overall voter structure in California. It's very hard for a Republican to get elected. -Mike Curb

Believing that our greatest need is for the general public to be able to get better information, to have an opportunity to learn better the real issues of the less fortunate, we centered the activities of the Fairness Project on that. -Mike Lowry

Because the better an organization is at fulfilling its purpose, the more it attracts people who see the organization as an opportunity to advance themselves. -Robert Shea

Returning to South Carolina meant getting a normal job in a normal town with normal people and marrying a normal person. I wanted the glamour and opportunity of the world. -Donna Rice

I, also, found the opportunity to work with the actors extremely gratifying and rewarding. -Janine Turner

We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist. -Marc Almond

It's cool to meet your idols. It's a good opportunity to travel. Those kinds of things are good. -Meg White

For me, I'm just trying to be the best at what I do. I'll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I'm not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven't had the opportunity. -Chad Hugo

Well, as you've said, we cannot expect the people of China not to want to progress, so if you have an opportunity to progress, to develop your economy to a world class economy, it's an aspiration that is natural and that, I welcome. -Sellapan Ramanathan

I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows. I had also done a little disc jockeying. -Casey Kasem

I still don't consider myself as going Hollywood. I did a movie because the opportunity presented itself and it was fun. When everything stops being fun, I'll go onto something else. -Colleen Haskell

I wish I knew what was next. I got this movie without planning to. I'm really excited to be continuing in film because it's a great job but I have my portfolio and resume for any other opportunity. -Colleen Haskell

Having the opportunity to follow the market frequently gives you the opportunity to see if you need to reevaluate your portfolio. But reevaluating your portfolio shouldn't trigger a sell signal so frequently. -Maria Bartiromo

I think the value of venues like CNBC is that they give investors an opportunity to reevaluate the situation minute by minute, but maybe we don't need to follow the market so closely. -Maria Bartiromo

I was in love with this character of Ray Krebbs. I wanted the part badly. I had done several Western films in my career at that point and there wasn't much opportunity then to play Western roles on television at that time. -Steve Kanaly

I didn't do this for the President. When I had this opportunity, not only was it work, but it was something that I could do, as an actor, for the victims and their families. Something I could give back. -Timothy Bottoms

Video games are so popular these days, getting the opportunity to star in one is something special. More people should do it. -Carrot Top

But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings – then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life. -George Cadbury

The men and women of our armed forces played an instrumental role in the election process – securing polling sites and providing security – that allowed so many Iraqis the opportunity to vote freely for the first time ever. -John M. McHugh

Radical Islamic fundamentalists harbor contempt for our democratic way of life and, given the opportunity, will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal of bringing our country to its knees. -Paul Weyrich

It's well known by now that I had a special need to get Maureen's goat when ever the opportunity presented itself. I was a boy and she was the enemy… a girl. -Christopher Knight

Every person who is offered a knighthood has the opportunity to say yes or no. You get a letter from the Prime Minister saying you've been recommended for a knighthood and there are two little boxes, one says yes, one says no. -Derek Jacobi

Living in this manner also gave them the opportunity to locate targets and develop methods of attack that would make the most impact on the population, infrastructure, and governments of these areas. -Jo Bonner

The real advantage for me is that I have the opportunity to lead worship every Sunday. -John Tesh

Over the next two years UNICEF will focus on improving access to and the quality of education to provide children who have dropped out of school or who work during school hours the opportunity to gain a formal education! -Roger Moore

In the coming year, I believe we can make sure America lives up to its legacy as a land of opportunity if the President is willing to back up his rhetoric with substance. -Ron Kind

The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the opportunity to be everyone's neighbor. -Thomas Menino

Especially in the realm of bringing an opportunity to do something creative to people, as I said, who wouldn't ordinarily have that opportunity. I think that's very important. -Phil Lesh

So, in the course of events, I had an opportunity to come in contact with Colin Matthews, through the Rex Foundation sponsoring recordings of various music that was being recorded over there. -Phil Lesh

On the Wednesday evening – that is, the day I saw her Majesty on this particular point – I had the opportunity of conferring with all those whom I proposed to submit to her Majesty as Ministers. -Robert Peel

Now the fact that terrorists throughout the world see this as an opportunity to defeat the United States, we have to be – and every Democratic candidate, even those who opposed us going in, now say we just simply can't cut and run. -Al D'Amato

In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together. -Edwin Moses

I'm a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research. -Geraldine Ferraro

I had the opportunity to do what I enjoy. -Haywood Nelson

I think the Lower East Side inspires me. That whole neighborhood, a lot of the people that I worked with, seeing what we've gone through in life, being given an opportunity to understand who I am; my identity, my culture, and my roots. -Luis Guzman

The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass something along to their children, and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses. -Mac Thornberry

Up until now, I had ideas that I wanted to try but didn't have the opportunity to do them. -Namie Amuro

I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do. -Al Jarreau

I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put, to let that out in a harmless way you know, and I don't know what it does to you, I don't really know. -Eric Clapton

I was grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. The political violence really started in 1970-1971. The political difficulties start a little bit beyond that. -John Hume

I was rather disappointed, because the one thing I wanted to gain from that opportunity was to add something to his music, and have him add something to mine. -Michael Nyman

I don't think Amber taped Scott or testified for money, but the opportunity certainly presented itself. It makes me a bit uncomfortable, but at least she never sold the story before trial to the tabloids. -Catherine Crier

The judge decided in this case that both the state and the defense would have the opportunity to respond to certain kinds of press. This is one such instance. -Catherine Crier

I am glad to have this opportunity of expressing my high appreciation of the honour extended to me many years ago by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science by enrolling me amongst its members. -Guglielmo Marconi

You will also allow me to thank the Academy for inviting me to lecture in Stockholm, for its hospitality, and for the opportunity afforded me for admiring the charm of your people and the beauty of your country. -Guglielmo Marconi

We went into that knowing that we were never going to sell a major record 'cause we didn't sound like these bands, so I just thought this was an opportunity for us to make the kind of records that we wanted and make some money at the same time. -Buzz Osborne

I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute. -Bruce Babbitt

The government needs to help those in need, but members of Congress shouldn't take advantage of the situation and use a national tragedy as an opportunity to spend taxpayer dollars on their pet projects. -Chris Chocola

Nancy Lopez has always been a role model of mine… so to have the opportunity to play for her and spend time with her has been amazing. -Natalie Gulbis

Film provides an opportunity to marry the power of ideas with the power of images. -Steven Bochco

Hill Street Blues gave me an opportunity to work with an ensemble cast of people whose work I admired. -Steven Bochco

Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies. -Tony Curtis

I had the opportunity to be around my kids a lot. I guess I could have kept working, but I had them when I was 47. You only get to see all this stuff once. I just chose to work at home and watch them. -Bob Seger

The first comedy screenplay that I wrote was Animal House and I always thought I could and should be a director but no one was about to give me that opportunity on Animal House. -Harold Ramis

If there was the opportunity to climb a mountain, or to go ballooning, or some adventurous activity, I would always be keen to do it. I loved the countryside. -Roger Bannister

When I decided to get married at 40, I couldn't find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That's when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business. -Vera Wang

So see every opportunity as golden, and keep your eyes on the prize – yours, not anybody else's. -Roberta Flack

The sad truth is that opportunity doesn't knock twice. -Gloria Estefan

Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed. -Lynn Swann

Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it. -Jacqueline Cochran

The educator and the public need to have an opportunity to discuss why certain art is important. -David Elliott

We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn't do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate. -Jeremy Rifkin

America must be the moral leader. It is not enough to have power. Power must be used to protect freedom and give all people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor. -Jesse Helms

I had always fancied a go at the comedy and when it started to go reasonably well and the opportunity arose for me to move into it full time, I just couldn't turn it down. I just took the risk, and I just wanted to see if it would work and thankfully it did. -Jo Brand

The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins' record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs. -Deborah Cox

I don't think I ever set my goals that high. As a kid growing up I just wanted an opportunity to race and to be able to make a living doing it. It just came together. -Larry Dixon

I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented, it's just about this opportunity – it's just about when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine. -Nia Long

From a monarchy followed by suffering under Communism, Ethiopians must be given the opportunity to flourish under the greatest of systems – democracy. -Jack Kingston

The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters, provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites to seize power in order to impose their own vision on a newly socially regimented Europe. -Maggie Gallagher

They're – FBI agents are some of the finest people you'll find anyplace in the country or the world. And I'm lucky to have the opportunity to work with them. -Robert Mueller

The more commercial work that is happening, the more people are operating cameras and are setting up studio lights, the greater the opportunity for drama production to happen. -Ann Macbeth

I prefer working on films. I like the variety. There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then playing someone sweet for the next two. Films give you this opportunity. -Amy Weber

Most people spend their whole lives looking for the right job. There are others who never get an opportunity to do work that fulfils them. -Zhang Ziyi

Wanting to be in a Western film won't get me very far. Unless the opportunity arose, it doesn't matter how much I want to be in one. But if an opportunity did arise, no actor would pass it up. -Zhang Ziyi

It seems to me that a kind of thinking which is not technocratic has an opportunity for a renaissance in this country. -Leon Kass

I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way. -Martha Beck

We also have a real opportunity to join NATO. -Eduard Shevardnadze

This is a crisis, but there is an opportunity to help revitalize and renew the Catholic community. -William P. Leahy

No, one of the great things about my three-year deal is that it's year-round. They've offered me an opportunity to cover a lot of things in the offseason, too. -Lisa Guerrero

A lot of producers cookie cut movies one after another, but I'll be a little more careful, and have the opportunity to be, because I have the acting career to subsidize the producing. -Ryan Phillippe

When there's an opportunity to do more, we must. -Betty Buckley

It's hard to get a film, you know, you need a very special film to be able to get that experimental. But, I would love to see that happen. I would love the opportunity to be more experimental than I am. -Danny Elfman

It also seems that the Afghans themselves want to avail themselves of this opportunity and all recognize that the UN is uniquely qualified to help bring them together. -Lakhdar Brahimi

This is my first opportunity to visit this part of North Africa, so I am going to be able to go back home and talk about this beautiful country and encourage Americans to travel here. -Donald Evans

But, we have had the debate in our country now for a number of years as to whether or not free trade agreements are good for economic growth and economic opportunity in creating jobs and lifting people out of poverty. -Donald Evans

The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics. -Michael C. Burgess

The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands. -Philip Warren Anderson

Today, the growing economic and social pressures in our country are putting millions of women, children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect, especially when families are denied basic support services and economic opportunity. -Robert Casey

The opportunity, number one, to work with Ang Lee is an amazing thing for me. -Sam Elliott

I deal with first-hand sources. And give the people, even John Sununu, the opportunity to respond to what I've been told by first-hand sources. -Bob Woodward

When I got a call from Los Angeles to do the Tonight Show, I considered it more of an inconvenience than an opportunity. -Lorna Luft

I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that? -Omar Epps

I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent. -Frank Woolley

I will embrace the first opportunity to get to California and it is altogether probable that when once there I shall never again leave it. -George Stoneman

Well, I want to do The Music Man. I think it's an amazing opportunity, but I think that they are probably looking at major movie stars right now, and I don't blame them. -Gregory Harrison

I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last. That was a great opportunity and I had a blast. -Kevin Richardson

As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences – this life and beyond – we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know. -Henry Reed

What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change as the world is changing-and changing very, very fast. I don't think my mother had that opportunity to change. -Jeanne Moreau

To have an opportunity to make a movie like Cabin Fever, you have to get stuff thrown on you or you have to fall into a pit of water. It brings you that much closer to your mindset as a character. -Rider Strong

Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that. -Anthony Anderson

Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalise on it. -Anthony Anderson

In next five to 10 years I probably would have done my best work, but I was afraid of having another 10 or 15 years ahead of me and feeling stale, so this was an opportunity to reinvigorate myself. -Michael Ritchie

Our technology is very scalable. Our software can accommodate enormous numbers of clients. It's a marvelous opportunity. We'll keep developing products. -Jay Chiat

To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill. -Joe Baca

It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people. -Joe Baca

We shall probably never attain the power of measuring the velocity of nervous action; for we have not the opportunity of comparing its propagation through immense space, as we have in the case of light. -Johannes P. Muller

Once you win a National Championship, how do you do that again? How do you get the passion to do that again? We won it again right away, the next year. A lot of it had to do with the fact that I didn't give myself an opportunity to enjoy the first one. -Mike Krzyzewski

Perhaps that is why the novel flourished in England. You had these communities that would stay put and people would see one another all the time and cause one another to change and have the opportunity to observe the changes over time. -Tobias Wolff

The thing about Duran… that gives you the ability to bring all that opportunity back into your life. -Andy Taylor

I felt that if there wasn't going to be a good opportunity, then I would just go back to second units which I love, keep working with great directors, keep learning and knowing that the opportunity would come when the time was right. -David R. Ellis

That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner. -Douglas Wood

We are also further than ever from equality of opportunity. -Ferdinand Mount

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession. -Henry Bessemer

It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college. -James S. Coleman

Now is the time to draw a clean, clear, bright line and say if you are engaging in speech over the Internet you do not have to check with your lawyer or your accountant. You are a free American, and you have the opportunity to engage in free speech over the Internet. -John Doolittle

The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal. -Leonard Boswell

There is something I feel when I animate something; you can never really understand the character you're animating unless you've had the opportunity to turn it around. Once you've done that, you know it is a three-dimensional object. -Marc Davis

You are the first President to whom the opportunity was ever offered constitutionally to inaugurate such a day. If you fail us now, you may be the last. -Jay Alan Sekulow

I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin. -Bess Truman

FOr a while, I'd never had the opportunity to prove on TV that I could play the piano. -Maurice Gibb

Movies give me an opportunity to go places. I'm not only a Swede but an American, not just a man of my time, but I've been living 2,000 years ago-and not just in a new country, America, but in the Holy Land, too. -Max von Sydow

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world. -Mordecai Richler

I loved the opportunity to play for the Yankees, too. -Bert Campaneris

Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together. -Brandi Chastain

So I'm still doing my best to stay in shape and hope that opportunity will come back to me. -Brandi Chastain

Yes, I was hired by Universal because they needed a comedy director. They had seen Scandal and liked it. I saw an opportunity even in those comedies to begin my project of American films. -Douglas Sirk

Music allows the great opportunity to play with people who turned you on and you love. -Herbie Mann

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement. -Ibrahim Babangida

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria. -Ibrahim Babangida

Feminists have confused opportunity with outcome. -Warren Farrell

I was really excited to have the opportunity to make Fiddler. -Norman Jewison

We all have a responsibility, and since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity. -Gladys Knight

When you have the opportunity, you strike. -Rod Laver

The actual process of filmmaking, the many hours out of your life- it is very slow and boring. I'm not interested in that now unless an opportunity was provided for me. -Rick Moranis

Because I was successful over the years, I never had the opportunity to do the stuff I really wanted. -Rick Derringer

The main thing is that it's nice to see these young people – 9 to 14 years old – take the opportunity to get more involved in their health and fitness. We need more kids to be more active. -Rafer Johnson

So I had the opportunity to do what the kids in the Hershey program do, except that the Hershey program lets them do it on such a larger scale, with the regional and national competitions. -Rafer Johnson

It's very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time. The local people had programs for us year-round, where as kids we had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, track and field – we just went from one sport to the next, year-round. -Rafer Johnson

With Sumthin Else Music Works, I wanted to spread the love and give newcomers a chance to make it because something that really helped me were all the people who had given me an opportunity when I was putting my career together. -Nile Rodgers

Though I was not a belligerent kid, I do not think I ever passed up a good opportunity to fight. -Gene Tunney

Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that. -Erykah Badu

And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even. -Elvis Costello

You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York… three nights. -Elvis Costello

From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be formed with what success, should Fortune afford an opportunity, I am likely to treat matters of greater importance. -Giraldus Cambrensis

It's been about 15 years, and I've never really worked seriously in CGI and I thought that here was an opportunity to do the kinds of things that I was not able to do on Ghostbusters. -Ivan Reitman

The first thing is to be patient, which is probably the hardest thing to do. Don't worry if blokes are whacking you out of the park because you still have the opportunity to get him out next ball, even if it's not the same ball. -Shane Warne

The owner of the New York Yankees, Mr. George Steinbrenner who I had the greatest respect for, I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to win that special ring in 1996. -Wade Boggs

Even today, skiffle is a defining part of my music. If I get the opportunity to just have a jam, skiffle is what I love to play. -Van Morrison

I have not fully had the opportunity to evaluate the impact of cameras in the courtroom. -Lance Ito

Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time. -Jerzy Kosinski

Roger Corman exploited all of the young people who worked for him, but he really gave you responsibility and opportunity. So it was kind of a fair deal. -Francis Ford Coppola

It would be ridiculous for me to say anything negative regarding blacks having an equal opportunity on TV. -Flip Wilson

I actually turned down an opportunity for a private interview with Adolph Hitler. -Dorothy Kilgallen

So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job, any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band, that's… an opportunity to develop. -Buddy Rich

Well, I never really practiced because I never had the opportunity to practice. -Buddy Rich

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity. -Lester Maddox

I would hope this experience would help me if that NFL opportunity were to arise. But I also know that it's a totally different league. There's a lot more to it. -John Elway

I needed an opportunity to get back in the studio and get my recording chops back together. -Pat Travers

The labour movement had the best opportunity in 50 years to transform not merely an industrial situation and win an important battle for workers in struggle, but an opportunity to change the government of the day. -Arthur Scargill

My parents came to the United States in the early years of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World. -Daniel Nathans

The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn't. -Greg Louganis

I would return to the Blackadder character if the opportunity came up. I have no qualms about that at all. -Rowan Atkinson

It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most. -Jonah Lomu

I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know little about it. -Zinedine Zidane

I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society – and well worth fighting for. -Helen Suzman

And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned, it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here. -Nobuo Uematsu

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host. -Franz Beckenbauer

In Japan itself there have all along been attempts by some to obliterate the article about renunciation of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad. -Kenzaburo Oe

Accordingly, it is our task to ensure that the Government formulates policies that foster the continued development of the IT sector while also providing for citizens' access to technology and opportunity for economic advancement. -Tim Holden

Having the opportunity to fly the first flight of something like a space shuttle was the ultimate test flight. -Robert Crippen

So everything turned out fine, and we were given the opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space, and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not. -Alan Shepard

You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle. -Buffalo Bill

Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn't let my career get confined to one direction, but lately I've decided to accept the fact that I have this opportunity to be successful doing comedies. -Ben Stiller

We live in a democracy. We have this extraordinary opportunity to use our mind and say what we think, speak as we think. Sometimes what we say is objectionable to other people. But that is part of a free society. -Hal Holbrook

I thought I had a great opportunity when I started doing my comic book in 1972. I thought there was so much territory to work in. -Harvey Pekar

When you share work, and you have the opportunity of seeing people you like doing what they do best, and you also interchange socially with them, it's very addictive. -Jacqueline Bisset

We thank thee for this opportunity to show our love for these heroes who have accomplished such wonders for the beloved United States, which was founded by noble and inspired men. -Lorenzo Snow

Being a human being is all about experiencing all of the wonders of the world and therefore as an actress, I'm open to any opportunity that may enrich my horizon. -Sarah Polley

Effective use of Braille is as important to the blind as independent mobility, knowledge in the use of adaptive technology, and the core belief that equality, opportunity and security are truly possible for all people who are blind. -Bob Ney

I do believe that we have the opportunity to continue – I repeat myself over and over again with this – to redefine and reinvent ourselves and as long as we do that, then I think we've got some pretty good odds in our favor, because we're not always presenting the same thing. -Patrick Warburton

I look at the film as an opportunity to see some bountifully creative minds do something that I could not do – tell the story with images. I can't wait to see what they do. -Laura Hillenbrand

But it's been a great, humbling – and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life. -Hugh Shelton

I just am grateful for every opportunity to go to work. I don't really focus on celebrity status. -George Dzundza

What has made America great have been the opportunities given to everyone in this country. Since our founding, individuals and families have come to America to seek freedom, opportunity and the choice for a better life. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself. -Martin Bashir

In movies, I have had the opportunity of working with some of the people that I respect very much. -Chi McBride

A lot of times I go back to record and to make a tour, but I'm very happy to do it, because it gives me an opportunity to dig and hear what's going on. -Dexter Gordon

I love playing Jim. I love working with this cast and the opportunity to come back and work with them again was just way too appealing for me. Also, I think this is a great way to wrap up the franchise. -Jason Biggs

The partnership over the 28 years we had the company afforded him the opportunity to experiment and live his life as an artist and a label honcho and do what he wanted to do. It afforded me the same opportunity. -Jerry Moss

It is a great compliment to go out and be recognized. Although, because I basically go home and go to work, there isn't much opportunity for that kind of thing to happen. -Lara Flynn Boyle

But I certainly know a lot of people that existed at that level and are always kind of pining for more, always thinking that the next big break, the next opportunity, the big role are just around the corner of the next audition. -Thomas Haden Church

To the European immigrant – that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life – the Promise of America has consisted largely in the opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity. -Herbert Croly

Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class. -Rick Larsen

Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late. -Rita Coolidge

The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states. -Christian Lous Lange

Freedom from militarism will give the German people the opportunity, if they will but seize it, to apply their great energies and abilities to the works of peace. -James F. Byrnes

It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations. -James F. Byrnes

I wanted to become a champ – I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood – and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity. -Olivier Martinez

I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that's what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it. -Roger Clemens

It was an exciting time for me personally because the number of times I've been to the playoffs, that was the opportunity to obtain the first ring. That was special, that's for sure. -Roger Clemens

Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are. -Denzel Washington

At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair. Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out, there is more of an opportunity. -Marla Sokoloff

I have, I think, afforded every opportunity that could be reasonably expected, to judge of my credibility. -Maria Monk

I so wanted to perform, and I grasped every opportunity. -Trevor Nunn

If you had the opportunity and some talent, there was no way you couldn't progress, because it was an open market. There was the advertising world, and there was the documentary world. -Richard Donner

Once the World Cup preparations begin there will hardly be an opportunity to do so, since we'll have to put all our energy into the team. We coaches have a list of priorities and dealing with the media isn't in the top five. -Jurgen Klinsmann

Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed. -Steve Buyer

The knowledge and understanding of the world which science gives us and the magnificent opportunity which it extends to us to control and use the world for the extension of our pleasure in it has never been greater than it now is. -Polykarp Kusch

What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice. -Robin Hayes

When when my first feature opportunity came along, I wasn't prepared, but we did it in about 17 days. -Richard Donner

With the success of a show, you get an opportunity to call attention to things that you believe in. -Bradley Whitford

When I was a child and teenager I read whenever I had the opportunity, but since then I've found it hard to read as much as I'd like, children, work, and pets all providing powerful incentives to escape into a book and a practical reason why I rarely do so. -Louise Brown

The movies that made me want to make movies were action movies, and thrillers, and Kurosawa films, you know, where you have an opportunity every day to shoot it in an unusual way. I was looking for something like that. -Lawrence Kasdan

Even I had no opportunity to conduct very many concerts after World War II. -Kurt Masur

We think the managed security services opportunity is enormous and so we have been an active participant and probably the largest firm in this space outside of an IBM or EDS, which does large outsourcing contracts. -John W. Thompson

Over the near term there is clearly the opportunity to work with Microsoft to do to a better job of creating a more secure Windows experience for users around the world. -John W. Thompson

Green-tech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st Century. -John Doerr

In coming to the Congress as a new Member and becoming a fellow Blue Dog, we have had an opportunity to share and really spend a great deal of time in examining the challenges that our Nation finds itself in in getting its fiscal house in order. -Jim Costa

To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam. -Jennifer Granholm

Like other important immigrant communities, the Jewish experience in the United States represents the ideal of freedom and the promise and opportunity of America. -Jan Schakowsky

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three years of continuous reading, and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced that I should become an economist. -Douglass North

I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people. -Barbara Amiel

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh. -Amartya Sen

So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history – and history of repression. -Phillip Noyce

For the last 3 years, we have celebrated National Nurses Week. Beginning on May 6, we will once again have the opportunity to truly commend the nursing community for their contributions to our national health delivery system. -Nathan Deal

I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere. -Mark Foley

Certainly I get a lot personally out of it as well, there's the recognition and things like that but mostly I try to take that as an opportunity to explain why I hope we could see more projects like Apache out there and why it's a good thing for society. -Brian Behlendorf

So people ought to be free to leave here, but there ought to be opportunity for them to come home. -Bill Janklow

If you knew the upward mobility that South Dakota's kids have gotten from the opportunity to intern and to work and to be employed and to have upward mobility in that company and move on, it's been phenomenal for South Dakota. -Bill Janklow

I wanted to have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and Sydney, and have the chance to work there. -Brendan Fraser

I had an opportunity with Baltimore to make it to the World Series, and that didn't happen. -Bobby Bonilla

Mitch and I have known each other for such a long time, and we're both so pleased to be given this opportunity at this point in our lives to play characters that we've never really had a chance to play before. It's a great gift. Plus we're wise enough to appreciate it. -Susan Sullivan

We've got a support system that gives our players a wonderful opportunity to graduate. If they go to class and give good effort, they can graduate from this school, and I believe that's important when you go out recruiting. -Steve Spurrier

Number three, we're going to play very smart and we're not going to beat ourselves. If the other team is better than us and they just out execute us and play better then we can live with that, but we're going to play smart and give ourselves every opportunity to win the game. -Steve Spurrier

For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country. -Spencer Bachus

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability. -Ho Chi Minh

Generally my feeling is that I think women are just in a universal way coming out, coming to their own more. And they have more opportunity, and basically we're equal. -Chantal Kreviazuk

I wait for the next opportunity to have something to do with food. If I get rested, my mind just starts creating new dishes – click, click, click. -Paul Prudhomme

All the directors that I've had the opportunity to work with are fantastic. -Will Friedle

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present. -Nick Lampson

I didn't need clothes. I was allowed the opportunity to act out moments you don't get the opportunity to experience in your own life, let alone as a character in a film. I didn't feel naked. -Marguerite Moreau

I also couldn't pass up the opportunity to be in the same movie as Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close. -Lukas Haas

Igby was a really good opportunity for me to grow up. The cast was great. -Kieran Culkin

In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity, we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science. -Kenny Marchant

We need to make it clear that we will withdraw from Iraq within 6 to 9 months – so that the Iraqis will know that they must stand up and defend the opportunity given to them. -John Olver

Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood. -Jack Prelutsky

I was a starter and did some good things there, and then I got a chance to prove myself as a closer. Because of that opportunity, I was blessed with the honor of being elected to the Hall of Fame. -Dennis Eckersley

The opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company from scratch today is abysmal. -David Geffen

We feel really blessed to have been asked to come here, and to have the opportunity for our family to be able to look into the eyes of these people, and in some way help. -Connie Sellecca

And I had a big opportunity with Richard Brooks, The Professionals, which is really a magnificent movie. -Claudia Cardinale

A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation. -Stanislav Grof

I was just absolutely exhausted. The media said I've been treated for a nervous breakdown. All that stuff I just took as people taking the opportunity when you're down to give you a kick. -John Hewson

I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the people of our state. -David Minge

Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and opportunity and the value of education more than 7th or 8th generation Americans. -Malcolm Wallop

Our educational system is appallingly poor right now. Yet, somehow we're turning out some of the most intellectual and powerful sophisticated minds in the world. I think that's because we still have the opportunity here. -Malcolm Wallop

You have to give people the opportunity to prove themselves. -Richard Masur

We have pledged ourselves, and of this the United Nations of the world are witness, to give the fullest opportunity for attainment of self-government by India as soon as hostilities are over. I repeat that that is beyond doubt. -Stafford Cripps

But if we learn to think of it as anticipation, as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity instead of a passing of time, what wonderful horizons open out! -Anna Neagle

But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers. -Armistead Maupin

As an undergraduate, I had an opportunity to go on a number of archeological digs. So I had experience excavating, digging up remains of ancient Indian villages in the Midwest and in the Southwest. -Donald Johanson

But it really wasn't until three to four years later, when we had an opportunity in the lab to make very detailed observations, and comparisons with other fossil discoveries, that we realized she was a new species of human ancestor. -Donald Johanson

When I realized, in 1978, that Lucy did represent a new species of human ancestor, and that I had an opportunity to name this new species, I realized this was a revolutionary step in understanding human origins. -Donald Johanson

We hope that the plain people – the labourers and small farmers – will take this opportunity of coming together and working out the National programme. -Eamon de Valera

The Open Skies issue is something that's ongoing and we understand that there are issues in Australia that need to be sorted out. It's something that I think over time there's an opportunity for us and we'll work on that in a progressive way. -Jenny Shipley

With a lot of kids in the business, the parents get as twisted as they do, and there's a lot of opportunities to go their own way, but anyone has that opportunity. -Tina Yothers

Many times, people attack the well-to-do people. They see an opportunity. -Jessica Hahn

You're always learning on different avenues and this is an opportunity for me to start on a fresh plate and start learning some other things that can really help me, that I need, and I want, to progress forward. -Elvis Stojko

So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day. -Menachem Mendel Schneerson

When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever. -Menachem Mendel Schneerson

I'd never played a cop before, and this particular role with what she is going thru, especially during the first season, covering her alcoholism to her on the job performance, was a great opportunity for me as an actress. -Nancy McKeon

Personally I had the opportunity to go on several ride alongs with the LA County Sheriff's Department with some amazing detectives, who were invaluable to me. -Nancy McKeon

You're just so excited that you have this record deal or this movie opportunity that you don't stand up for yourself and say, This is what I want to do. -Solange Knowles

Everyone should have the same opportunity, and in many areas that's not the case because programs are built around the elite. -Bobby Orr

I only worked on Men of Honor for three weeks, but I walked away with so much. Because Bob is the kind of actor who gives you the opportunity to really go there. And we really had to go there. I mean, we were both playing drunks. -Charlize Theron

Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states. -Christian Lous Lange

I do like to work on a Marvel method, so if I've got the opportunity, and the writer is happy to do it, I like to have a writer detail what happens on a page, but not saying what happens in every scene. -David Lloyd

And I'm a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive, and as it turned out, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity. -Nolan Ryan

I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity. -Nolan Ryan

The magic was in the Marshall Plan itself. It provided an opportunity for appealing and constructive work. In a sense, the mission chiefs were given the opportunity to help act as architects for the new Europe that was envisioned. -Paul Hoffman

I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly. -Roger Ebert

As co-chair of the Iraqi Women's Caucus in the House, I've enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with and hear from Iraqi women elected to serve in the new National Assembly. -Ellen Tauscher

If a budget is designed to show our values, it's clear where the majority stands: against opportunity, against education, and against America's hard-working, tax-paying middle class. -Ellen Tauscher

The President today once again took the opportunity to reiterate his old, failed national security strategies and present them to the American people as new, dynamic ideas intended to better protect the American people. -Ellen Tauscher

We feel that, with Sidney, we have a great opportunity over the next few years to put a great team on the ice. We're prepared to lose some money along the way. Eventually we're going to need some help. -Mario Lemieux

I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche. -Tom Selleck

When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored. -Wendell Willkie

Men still get a lot more opportunity. It is still a big part of the old boy network. They have more companies they can get money from. -Billie Jean King

That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question. -Billie Jean King

To me, success is choice and opportunity. -Harrison Ford

We're all dealt with the same hand here, so to speak. I feel like I've had it a lot better than most people. I've had the opportunity to travel and play music all my life. -Levon Helm

It seems like the opportunity just increases exponentially. There doesn't seem to be much stopping. -Martin Mull

The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity – and an obligation – to help them turn this desire into reality. -Condoleezza Rice

I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that, but instead would feel incredible blessed to have the opportunity to be a champion for a constituency and fight for their cause. -Adam Rickitt

Don't get me wrong, some of the mis-informed articles I have read over the last few weeks have been incredibly frustrating, but for my part I fully appreciate the opportunity I have been given and want to grasp it firmly. -Adam Rickitt

If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. -Clay Aiken

I went to school for special education. I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would love to try and help kids with disabilities. -Clay Aiken

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our particular year was going to get a record contract also. So it was kind of a – it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity. -Clay Aiken

There's no one actor in particular that I want to model my career after, except for the people who have been able to keep their career varied and who choose things that interest them. That opportunity is all I really want. -Hugh Dancy

I'm very, very bullish about our prospects, and as I tell our board, as I tell our employees, this is the time to invest. There's so much opportunity. Let's just invest in that opportunity, and really get after it. -Steve Ballmer

I still consider it a summer job, though. So, I try to maintain that summer job as long as I can. But it's exciting to be able to have the opportunity to do things I always dreamed of as a kid. -Jimmy Buffett

Working with Bernardo Bertolucci was one of the greatest highlights of my whole life. It was such an incredible opportunity for me. -Liv Tyler

I believe in professionalism, but playing is not like a job. You have to be grateful to have the opportunity to play. -Wynton Marsalis

I like the opportunity to make films. -Antoine Fuqua

I'll tell you what I did need to learn was tolerance, and I think I've been actually given a daily opportunity to practice that, and it's – it's – and I know that that sounds almost like a backhanded slap, and it is in a way because I haven't been successful at it every day. -Mel Gibson

I think it's great the opportunity is given to all of us really to come out and play major championships after the real major championships have gone beyond us. -Greg Norman

I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society. -Lech Walesa

My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and that Poland will prove to the world that even the most complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force. -Lech Walesa

Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability. -Sandra Day O'Connor

This rebuilding of New Orleans gives us the perfect opportunity to see if we're ready to extend the legacy of Dr. King. -Wynton Marsalis

I think the federal government really should be supporting Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area. -Stephanie Tubbs Jones

I have been privileged to have the opportunity to work with many of African American fraternal and social organizations that are active in my congressional district. They all do important work that makes a tangible difference to the quality of life in our community. -Chris Van Hollen

When I found this opportunity to answer the ad, I got the job and I've been there ever since. -Dan DeCarlo

Our planes should be full, which among other things means we have a golden opportunity… to build on the momentum reflected in the financial results we are reporting today. -Gerard Arpey

Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be… well-rounded. Also, the people I met at the university, most of them are still my colleagues now. People I've known for years are all in the industry together. -Jon Secada

We rob ourselves of so much by focusing on the wrong stuff. And the ability to get into the moment and deal with what is, that's the real opportunity. -Kathy Mattea

Our job is to make manifest the story, to be it. In a sense, the theatre is such a big star itself, bigger than any Shakespearean actor I could hire, that we should take the opportunity to fill it with voice and verse and movement, not interpretation. -Mark Rylance

Through this additional support, we must renew our commitment to provide talented young people with the opportunity to build scientific careers based on their curiosity, the same opportunity that was provided to me when I began my work. -Kenneth G. Wilson

I like the opportunity to travel the world and work in close company with other people. -Marc Garneau

My visit to the United States has also given me the opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples, scholars and businessmen. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The same tools we need to use to keep this country safe by bringing terrorists to justice, because I guarantee you, if they have the opportunity and the means, they will take American lives. -Todd Tiahrt

People were concerned about national security, and that precluded us from having the opportunity to break through on the issues that we cared most about – the economy, education and health care. -Tom Daschle

The cool part of being an entertainer is getting the opportunity to get your feet wet in all areas. -Paula Abdul

I'm thankful to get the opportunity to direct. I hope I don't mess it up. -Mark Harmon

I've had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages – things most people don't get the opportunity to do. -Gwyneth Paltrow

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute. -William Pollard

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation. -Seneca

Inside of every problem lies an opportunity. -Robert Kiyosaki

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When we make mistakes, say, I'm blessed that I have an opportunity to learn from this. -Holly Near

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity. -Publilius Syrus

Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces. -Niccolo Machiavelli

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one. -Mark Twain

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. -Betty Friedan

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it. -Denzel Washington

To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity. -Lewis Mumford

Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity. -Cameron Diaz

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity. -George Eliot

We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors. -Lyndon B. Johnson

You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together. -Earl Nightingale

As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it! -Robert Collier

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. -Peter Marshall

Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people. -Fred Rogers

Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than waiting around like a library book waiting to be loaned out. -Joan Collins

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand. -Bruce Barton

If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters. -Brigham Young

Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time it sneaks up and then quietly steals away. -Doug Larson

Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed. -Lily Tomlin

Don't get too comfortable with who you are at any given time – you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be. -Jon Bon Jovi

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change. -Ramsey Clark

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. -James F. Byrnes

When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself. -Edgar Cayce

If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it. -Samuel L. Jackson

I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. -C. Northcote Parkinson

Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it. -Julie Andrews

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. -Lewis Grizzard

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent. -Nolan Ryan

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground. -Zora Neale Hurston

If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow. -Eddie Murphy

Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations. -Anna Garlin Spencer

The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair access and fair opportunity. This is not equality of result. It's equality of opportunity. There's a fundamental difference. -Robert Reich

One can't write without having read – you have to read before beginning to write – and universities offer a very good opportunity to read. -Nathalie Sarraute

The 1957 crisis in Little Rock, brought about by the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, was a huge part of the march toward freedom and opportunity in America. -Vic Snyder

I've had more of an opportunity to work with Katie Holmes, which is incredibly enjoyable. I think she is really one of the best actresses on the market right now. She forces you to bring your best stuff to the table, because if you don't, she just completely overpowers you. -Joshua Jackson

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. -George Bernard Shaw

Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service. -Robert Collier

One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so. -Franz Kafka

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. -Sun Tzu

Man's extremity is God's opportunity. -John Flavel

Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it. -Quentin Crisp

I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that. -Gillian Anderson

Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have. -Sarah Fielding

Land of opportunity, land for the huddled masses where would the opportunity have been without the genocide of those Old Guard, bristling Indian tribes? -Edward Hoagland

I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I've have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life. -Britney Spears

Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one's mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes. -Alice Foote MacDougall

Renewable ethanol represents a clear opportunity to grow a significant portion of our own fuel locally and begin to break the hold imported fuels have on us. -Mike May

The American dream, to me, means having the opportunity to achieve, because I don't think you should be guaranteed anything other than opportunity. -Lenny Wilkens

I expected to get drafted. I knew that I wouldn't get drafted on that first day due to the fact that not a lot of people had the opportunity to see me play much. -Nick Ferguson

Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past. -Peter Pace

I used to get 15-20 bunt hits a season. Now, I'm down to five or six. Infielders still play me in, but I'm always looking if the opportunity is there. -Steve Finley

We will be drawing down some troops. If the president wants to try to turn that into the beginning of a success, he actually, I think, has some opportunity. -Stuart Rothenberg

We had an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth and I think if that's not enough motivation I don't think you should be playing this game. -Tina Thompson

It's a disappointment to lose key players. On the other hand it creates an opportunity to play other players. -Tom Moody

I think we need to look for any opening we can to avoid a war and we shouldn't pass up any opportunity for resolution. -Dennis Kucinich

We think there's a huge opportunity in smaller vehicles. Smaller vehicles done in an American way. -Freeman Thomas

Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand. -Howard Schultz

We have a big opportunity in China. We think the number of stores here can rival the number in North America. -Howard Schultz

If you open up the mind, the opportunity to address both profits and social conditions are limitless. It's a process of innovation. -Jerry Greenfield

In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level. -Pepper Schwartz

Let's take a timeout. Let's allow investors the opportunity in a period of market calm to re-examine what's happened and to deploy new strategies into the marketplace. -Richard Grasso

Mobile entertainment is a huge opportunity. We are committed to mobile just as much as we are to PCs. -Rob Glaser

My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome. -Rowan Williams

I am looking forward to being part of the E! team. This unique opportunity allows my company to take the next step in providing multimedia content. -Ryan Seacrest

We have the opportunity to provide the first FDA reviewed and approved over-the-counter option that can help people lose weight and make changes to their lifestyle and diet. -Steve Burton

I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor to develop the resources of our country. -Olusegun Obasanjo

My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians. -Robert Moog

What inspires me is not so much the music as the opportunity to interact with composers. I think that has driven everything I've done. -Robert Moog

The Martha Stewart trial makes clear how far women have risen in the business world. America can be proud of our equal-opportunity prosecution and conviction. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Quite simply the Games are the biggest opportunity sport in this country has ever had. It is one that we must not squander. -Sebastian Coe

It's a good feeling to see the kids try to make it, try to get to the big leagues. Everyone here has an opportunity to achieve his dream. I was lucky I was able to achieve my dream. -Tony Oliva

They gave me a second opportunity and 45 years later I'm still here. -Tony Oliva

Mos Def is one of the most creative, intelligent human beings I've had the opportunity to work with. He is fun. The entire time, he would go in and out of different characters, just for the fun of it. Awesome energy. -Jill Scott

I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart's lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream. -Andrew Young

A lot of times I watch TV and I watch film and there's so many things I'd love to talk about that I feel don't get the opportunity to be shown. Sometimes things become very stereotypical and one-sided, and I feel like it's such a colorful world. -Alicia Keys

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics. -Aleister Crowley

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it. -Al Capone

I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other's company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules. -Amitabh Bachchan

The problem… is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not. -Anna Quindlen

The essence of democracy is its assurance that every human being should so respect himself and should be so respected in his own personality that he should have opportunity equal to that of every other human being to show what he was meant to become. -Anna Garlin Spencer

Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is. -Mitt Romney

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. -Rahm Emanuel

I am fully committed to Hannah Montana. It's what gave me this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many people. I'm really excited about our new season. We are making great new episodes that I can't wait for our fans to see and I'm looking forward to the 'Hannah Montana' movie that will be out in the spring. -Miley Cyrus

I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student. -Edward Zwick

I love doing the voice of Batman because of the quality of the animation. The music is particularly incredible. Another bonus is getting the opportunity to work with some very respected actors who do not usually do voice work. -Kevin Conroy

The international community should treat this as a window of opportunity to ramp up preparedness and response. -Margaret Chan

Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you. -Douglas Coupland

I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences. -Sonia Sotomayor

I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you. That it pays my rent is a good bonus. -Aaron Yoo

Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers. We're happiness merchants – giving people the opportunity to dream like children. -Guy Laliberte

The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things. -John Boehner

We got rid of a terrible dictator. We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life under a representative form of government. -Colin Powell

The time has come to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' It is the right thing to do. Every American should have the opportunity to serve their country, regardless of race, sex, creed, or sexual orientation. -Dianne Feinstein

To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it. -Elena Kagan

We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity. -Dorothy Height

I like to connect to people in the virtual world, exchanging thoughts and ideas, when in the physical world we might never have the opportunity to cross paths. -Demi Moore

Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally. That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world. -Gordon Brown

Green technologies – going green – is bigger than the Internet. It could be the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century. -John Doerr

Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done! -Jerry Brown

There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want. -Hillary Clinton

People don't understand rural America. Sixteen percent of our population is rural, but 40 percent of our military is rural. I don't believe that's because of a lack of opportunity in rural America. I believe that's because if you grow up in rural America, you know you can't just keep taking from the land. You've got to give something back. -Tom Vilsack

But again, you know, the views that we've expressed are transferring power back from the federal government to the states, giving Alaska an incredible opportunity to expand its economy, especially at a time when our federal government is coming close to bankruptcy. So that is a broad-based appeal. It's not an extreme view. -Joe Miller

What is good for Alaska is good for the country. Transferring power from the federal government to the states provides opportunity to all states, not just Alaska. -Joe Miller

Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives? Or, do we now believe that government's role is to equalize the results of peoples lives? -Paul Ryan

With the recent news that the State of Florida has agreed to purchase 181,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land, we have an historic opportunity for our larger restoration efforts and for the people of Florida. This too will not come without difficult challenges, but it reminds us that anything is possible. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

By channeling my inner heiress, I created a new opportunity for young heiresses. -Paris Hilton

Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people. -Ed Miliband

I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They're concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we've had and our grandparents have had. -Ken Buck

I think we ought to ban earmarks. I think we ought to give citizens the opportunity to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax toward debt reduction. If we did that, we would reduce our debt by $95 billion a year. -Carly Fiorina

Being non-commercial is never an ambition. Movies come together at different points for fortuitous reasons. You do them as you get the opportunity, as opposed to doing them when you choose to or design to. -Ethan Coen

I don't know if I would've had the opportunity to be on 'Wizards of Waverly Place' if it weren't for my heritage. I realize everybody wants what they don't have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what's on the outside! -Selena Gomez

I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well. -Tim Scott

I also believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity for the United States and European Union to lead the world in developing and implementing new and more efficient technologies – smart electrical grids and electrical vehicles. -Hillary Clinton

This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country. -Allen West

A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat. -Allen West

So now is an opportunity for us to stand up and have a good, strong immigration policy to make sure that E- Verify becomes mandatory and we have got to train and properly equip our Border Patrol. -Allen West

Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won't work. -Gary Johnson

Spending time at the Federal Reserve was a good learning opportunity for me. It helped me to understand economic philosophies and polices that I had not previously known about. -Herman Cain

The fact of the matter is that if we were going to do anything about Gaddafi, it should have been at the beginning. And by fooling around like this as long as we have, we have wasted an opportunity that would have gotten rid of him. -Lawrence Eagleburger

It's great to have the chance to play a character before he goes to the dark side, or the yellow side if you will. Normally, you don't get that opportunity. The narrative of a movie usually demands that you are that guy from the start. -Mark Strong

We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world. -Mitt Romney

I look forward to having the time and the opportunity to take on new challenges, but I'm also aware that I've loved every minute of the 'Potter 'experience: to make films for an enthusiastic audience and work with great material. -David Heyman

Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all. -Julia Gillard

Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing. This focus and intensity helps to eliminate wasted effort and distractions. Most companies die from indigestion rather than starvation, i.e., companies suffer from doing too many things at the same time rather than doing too few things very well. -Naveen Jain

When you experience a failure as a leader, don't hide it – talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks. -Naveen Jain

There's no excuse, it's just an opportunity that presented in a limited way and that happened and as soon as the press rang me I didn't deny it I just said 'that's it' and I had to go home and explain it. -John Prescott

We need to have a pro-growth policy put in place that offers people hope and offers the opportunity for businesses to expand and for them to have confidence in what the world is going to look like for the next two or three or four years with respect to economic policy. -Dick Cheney

I have inherited two of the most important brands in hip-hop, Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella. Reid and Universal Music Group have given me the opportunity to manage the companies I have contributed to my whole career. I feel this is a giant step for me and the entire artist community. -Jay-Z

We can say farewell to 10 years of bourgeois rule… now we have the opportunity to change Denmark. -Helle Thorning-Schmidt

We have the opportunity to change Denmark – that opportunity must be seized. -Helle Thorning-Schmidt

But for me to have the opportunity to stand in front of a bunch of executives and present myself, I had to hustle in my own way. I can't tell you how frustrating it was that they didn't get that. No joke – I'd leave meetings crying all the time. -Kanye West

Why, if someone is good in one field can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields? -Kanye West

Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It's rage, it's creativity, it's pain, it's hurt, but it's the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music. -Kanye West

I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vuitton, but the thing that broke my heart most was when they said, 'You're finished. The shoe's finished.' -Kanye West

Let us all pledge to protect this opportunity in order to see that the wish of peace becomes a true and daily fact in this region. -Mahmoud Abbas

And also I assert our interest in respecting all our obligations and implementing all our commitments. And will save no effort whatever to protect this newborn opportunity of peace, that is provided through what we have already declared here today. -Mahmoud Abbas

'The Cut' is going to give someone the opportunity of a lifetime and help that person achieve his or her dreams. -Tommy Hilfiger

The perfection of our union, especially our commitment to equality of opportunity, has been a story of constant striving to live up to our Founding principles. This is what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said, 'In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.' -Paul Ryan

And I can tell you that history will back up what I'm about to say and that is that there is no government run by conservatives, Republicans, put whoever you want there, if you give government the opportunity to spend more money than it has, it will do it. It will do it every time. -Marco Rubio

Brooklyn is where I primarily developed. I had an opportunity to make records and perform in clubs here and there, and I started networking with the right people in the right places. -Busta Rhymes

There is an opportunity for us to renew ourselves. There's an opportunity for us to leave the past behind and present something different for the future. -Jay Weatherill

We've been very patient over the years but this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reset the rules for the River Murray and we're determined not to squander that opportunity. -Jay Weatherill

If I could have come in for $10m, I would have done that. I've been pretty smart with my money. I'm playing because I want to play this game here – I want the opportunity. -Karl Malone

It's an unusual opportunity, a chance for so many people to share in the excitement and the fun of the fact that we may be on to hints as to what the Universe is made out of. I guess the whole point of a prize like this is to be able to get that out into the community. -Saul Perlmutter

I just don't think you pass on a great quarterback if you have the opportunity. If need be, you can trade it away. -Tony Dungy

I recognized that I had a window of opportunity that had opened because of my exposure as an actor. -Zachary Quinto

I think it's like, you know, you can't get ahead of yourself, because no amount of success or exposure or opportunity is going to really matter or be ultimately fulfilling unless you can be totally present in what you're doing right now. -Zachary Quinto

I think religion is a bunch of hooey, and I think that the holidays are an opportunity for people to get stressed out, getting their rush to shop. It's so conformist. -Ricky Martin

Times might be tough, your head and thoughts might be spinning, but I find it's physically impossible to do that spiral thing when your mind is focused on giving and creating opportunity. -Daryn Kagan

I'm delighted to be coming back to Formula 1 after a two-year break, and I'm grateful to Lotus Renault GP for offering me this opportunity. -Kimi Raikkonen

You can't knock on opportunity's door and not be ready. -Bruno Mars

I love downtown L.A .and I relish any opportunity to spend time there. -Zooey Deschanel

In my view, America has never had the opportunity to enter paradise. Europe enjoys the paradise it enjoys, in part because the United States provides the overall security that allows Europe to live in a system where military power is not a major issue. -Robert Kagan

Greece has given Europe the opportunity to fix a defect in the euro zone, that is the fact that we did not have a fiscal union. Now steps have been taken to begin that process. And there is more solidarity from nation to nation, and that is a good thing. That has been Greece's gift to Europe. -George Papandreou

I just feel that after the season that we have to sit down – as well as myself, everybody – and try and look at what gives us the best opportunity to move going forward. -Mike Singletary

Every day I've got to get up and make a decision. I have an opportunity every day to affect young men and the coaches that are around me, the entire organization and the entire community. -Mike Singletary

If you're married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife 'I love her' the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity? And that's how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ is that it is the most important thing in my life. -Tim Tebow

I didn't see myself any different from my white counterparts in school. I just didn't! I thought I could do what they did. And what I didn't do well, I thought people were going to give me the opportunity to do well, because maybe they saw my talent, so they would give me a chance. I had no idea that they would see me completely different. -Viola Davis

We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves. -Mitt Romney

Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States. -Mitt Romney

For those who aspire to live in a high cost, high tax, big government place, our nation and the world offers plenty of options. Vermont, Canada and Venezuela all offer you the opportunity to live in the socialist, big government paradise you long for. -Marco Rubio

Conservatism is not about leaving people behind. Conservatism is about empowering people to catch up, to give them the tools at their disposable that make it possible for them to access all the hope, all the promise, all the opportunity that America offers. And our programs to help them should reflect that. -Marco Rubio

Americans chose a free enterprise system designed to provide a quality of opportunity, not compel a quality of results. And that is why this is only place in the world where you can open up a business in the spare bedroom of your home. -Marco Rubio

Charity work is very important to me and gives me an opportunity to give back to my community. I've always been a big supporter of many different charities, have donated millions of dollars to them, and it just feels great to do and be able to help others, especially children. -Richard MacDonald

African-Americans who might have disagreed with candidate Obama's left-of-center politics voted for him in 2008 because electing a candidate with brown skin was too historic an opportunity to miss. -Alveda King

I am racing to the studio the moment that God affords me the opportunity to hear again. -Foxy Brown

I like to think of myself as an equal opportunity offender. -Rick Mercer

I think of it as a good opportunity to let, in particular, school kids know that this job and other interesting jobs in science and engineering are open to anyone who works hard in school and gets a good education and studies math and science. And that it's not just for a select group of people. -Ellen Ochoa

I'm just like any person who is coaching in this league, I'm just looking for an opportunity, that's all. -Patrick Ewing

I'm healthy and excited to play. And I think this year can be a big year for me if I get the opportunity. I can still play the game. I think I can help a team get to the Super Bowl. -Shaun Alexander

I want my music to be everywhere, I want it to be heard. I want to give people an opportunity to enjoy my music, and maybe even hear about this beautiful truth that's in it. -TobyMac

I've just had the opportunity to see the finished film of 'The Hunger Games.' I'm really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. -Suzanne Collins

I think the World Cup is going to be bigger than what a lot of people are anticipating. At this stage in my career, when there is an opportunity, albeit a small one, of being on the team, what a great way to possibly end my career. -Al Leiter

I work on a TV show I love, I have the opportunity to do movies with actors I respect, and I'm in love with the man I want to spend the rest of my life with, who pushes me and excites me. -Ali Larter

To my mind ClickThings, and John Underwood are world champion caliber, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to partner with them. -Boomer Esiason

To be on this set today, I feel very blessed for the second chance and for the opportunity, my record company believing in me and everybody here just showing me so much love and support. -Brandy Norwood

I have been the subject of ridicule. People talk about me and they don't know me and this is an opportunity to tell my story… to have my voice and to set the record straight. -Amber Frey

The opportunity to go up to Canada and play was just a blessing for me and my family. -Darren Flutie

People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings. -David Millar

I've been proud to be national champion. I've really enjoyed it. I have very little opportunity to remind people that I'm British and it's a nice way of staying in touch. I'm going to defend it fiercely. I want to keep it. -David Millar

Republicans say they want citizenship to truly mean something. Let's be equal-opportunity about it and test everyone, including those very Republicans and others whose forbears came here generations ago. -Eric Liu

You cannot mistake Bush's clarity of purpose. He believes in a story about freedom and opportunity that makes his followers feel like they aren't just ticking their days down but are part of something larger than themselves. -Eric Liu

The advice that I can give anyone wanting to be in the biz: do all the work, learn your craft. There are no shortcuts. If you stay with it, you will get an opportunity. -Christopher Judge

Whether you make the most of an opportunity depends on if you are prepared. Learn your craft, every aspect of it. Eat it, drink it, sleep it, then when you are the most prepared, you can make the most of it. -Christopher Judge

I took a break from acting for four years to get a degree in mathematics at UCLA, and during that time I had the rare opportunity to actually do research as an undergraduate. And myself and two other people co-authored a new theorem: Percolation and Gibbs States Multiplicity for Ferromagnetic Ashkin-Teller Models on Two Dimensions, or Z2. -Danica McKellar

I've always had that gratitude that I had the opportunity to pursue my potential. So I think my story says that, when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver. We can make the world a better place, one butt at a time. -Sara Blakely

When I cut the feet out of my pantyhose that one time, I saw it as my sign. I had been visualizing being self employed prior to this happening. It was my mental preparation meeting the opportunity in that moment. -Sara Blakely

Running gives you a great opportunity to work stuff out in your head. -Jill Hennessy

I'm very happy and excited to be re-joining the Sixers family as a part of their broadcast team. I spent my best and most enthusiastic years of my NBA career with this organization and its fans and I truly feel honored and blessed to have been given this opportunity to return. -Eric Snow

Winning 'The Apprentice' changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. It has been an amazing experience working for Donald Trump and I am very grateful for the whole opportunity. -Bill Rancic

I'm from Naples. I was born in a poor neighborhood and I always, in my heart, felt like it would be amazing to be able to adopt a child from Naples. I could give someone the opportunity I had. I would love to give back in that way and pay it forward. -Giuliana Rancic

The whole thing about the way I approach work is to be surprised by an opportunity when it comes up. So I have no idea what I will be doing next, and I kind of like that. -Jonny Lee Miller

I think everybody else in Hollywood, including network execs, has the opportunity to ask for a raise or a change in scenery in a much shorter time frame than actors. But I do think the networks have to protect themselves. -Jorja Fox

I loved the opportunity to just transform my voice. I loved the idea of doing impressions and mimicking and playing around with the spectrum of your own voice. That's what I enjoy most about doing voice-overs. -Justin Long

It has been a difficult road this year, but still I look at every day as a new opportunity. -Michael Chang

So I was shampooing at 14. But I've always thought that had I the opportunity for an education, I would have been an architect. There's no question about it. -Vidal Sassoon

A working woman could save a few shillings a week, and then every five weeks she'd come in and we'd cut her hair. She could shampoo it under the shower, swing it and dry it off or just let it dry by itself. It changed the lives of many young girls who'd never had the opportunity to be styled like that before. -Vidal Sassoon

Being the lead of the show and working a lot of hours – all good stuff, a tremendous education, incredible opportunity, it changed my life – it was a marathon, and by the end of it I was pretty beat. -James Van Der Beek

I would love to get back to the big leagues as a coach, possibly a manager. I would love that opportunity. -Gary Carter

I think my story says that, when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver. -Sara Blakely

When you have that window of opportunity called a crisis, move as quickly as you can, get as much done as you can. There's a momentum for change that's very compelling. -Anne M. Mulcahy

It's great if a pilot starts off great and if it doesn't start off so great it's not that big a deal: everybody's baby is born ugly. But you want to know, if given the opportunity: Where are we going? What's the story we're trying to tell? -Timothy Olyphant

If a great opportunity opens itself up, I would love to be involved… or star in a movie. -LeBron James

I feel blessed to have an opportunity to try out for a second Olympics team and if it doesn't work out, hey I gave it my all. -Alicia Sacramone

It is a foregone opportunity that we could have a trillion dollars more of income for the United States if we were producing at capacity rather than falling so far short of it. -Peter Orszag

I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I've asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That's really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done. -Leonardo DiCaprio

For me, a poem is an opportunity to kind of interrogate myself a little bit. -Tracy K. Smith

Sixty felt like a big landmark. Not in a dreadful sense, but none of the other birthdays have bothered me. It's got labels on it – OAP, retirement – and I just wanted to take stock. I wanted to be in my greenhouse at home and at least give myself the opportunity of not working again. -Julie Walters

I'd always said that I'd like to have a title by the next Olympics, so this is a great opportunity, and could be the start of my climb to a world title. -Billy Joe Saunders

I'm so over the moon that I have the opportunity to represent my country at a third Olympic Games. -Libby Trickett

It's hard to pass up a pole vault opportunity here in Des Moines. The crowd was so great when I was at the mall and I was pumped up and I thought technically I was on and I figured where else to open up my outdoor season than here. -Jenn Suhr

I think the biggest thing was that I was putting pressure on myself leading up to Beijing. Now I am learning how to take that pressure off and seeing this as an incredible opportunity, but not like, 'I absolutely have to medal.' -Ryan Hall

I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this – it was emotional. -Jennie Finch

I had the opportunity to go with some other teams. But I didn't consider those teams to be contenders, and I was right. -Pedro Martinez

My brother never got an opportunity to throw a pitch, and I didn't want the same thing to happen to another young kid. -Pedro Martinez

Only God knows why I didn't make it with the Mets, but yes, in a short period of time, I got the opportunity with the Phillies. -Pedro Martinez

I had the privilege of being able to choose, or at least have the opportunity to work at, being anything but an actor. -Benedict Cumberbatch

I take any opportunity I can to raise our country's flag really high and get some shining positive light on things over there. -Kirsty Coventry

Failure and things of this sort – you can take it one of two ways. You can either let that hurt you and really affect the way that you live your life in the future, or you can use that as an opportunity for growth. -Matt Emmons

I have an equal opportunity womb! -Maya Rudolph

Bilingualism opens doors and provides opportunity to our children so they can shine and become successful in a labor market that is increasingly competitive and globalized. -Luis Fortuno

You have to apply yourself because you'll never get a better opportunity than the one you have right now. Having said that, people know by now if they like me or not. I don't need to prove anything. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Well, it gives me the opportunity to make the movies that I want to do, because L'Oreal pays me very well. Also it means that I can work with great directors. My last commercial was directed by Erick Zonca, who made 'Dream Life of Angels.' And finally, it doesn't take up a lot of my time. -Virginie LeDoyen

We have never lived in a time with the opportunity to put a computer in the pocket of 5 billion people. -Marc Andreessen

What is the conservative movement? It's pretty straightforward. We believe that the way prosperity is created is when people have the freedom and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. -Marco Rubio

The greatest advantage of being First Lady is the opportunity it presents to truly make a difference on issues of great importance. -Ann Romney

I want to arrive at the possibility of peace with the Syrians, and when I believe that the conditions are right, I will not miss the opportunity. -Ehud Olmert

For me personally, as I said, I want to serve my country. I've done it once, and I'm still in the army, I feel as though I should get the opportunity to do it again. -Prince Harry

My job is to make sure that if you're a family in Florida, your children can get a good education and you have the opportunity for a job. That's my job and that's what I think about every day. -Rick Scott

I don't really necessarily think I'm a funny guy, but I like the opportunity to take on something that I don't feel I'm the best at doing. -Seann William Scott

Foreign policy is about trying to deliver for them the best possible economic benefits, the chance to travel, to study, to work, the opportunity through trade to be able to sell their goods and services and as much peace and security so they can live and bring their kids up so they don't have to fear war. -Catherine Ashton

And what better way to reinvent the form than to toss virtually 99% of everything that's been done with it and start with a brand-new canvas, reinvent it from the ground up? Digital comics gave me the opportunity to do that, and producing things digitally gave me the opportunity to do that. -Scott McCloud

My thing is, I want to play basketball, I would enjoy playing in the D-League, but at the same time I don't want to take an opportunity away from a young guy to get exposure. I'm still thinking about it. -Michael Finley

Sometimes it's interesting to see something that you're not used to seeing, which is the main ingredient of life, and it's removed from the usual entertainment. I think it's important to give the opportunity to people to witness the life of somebody who was not public. -Michel Gondry

Needless to say, there is no opportunity to interrogate or learn anything from a suspect who is vaporized by a missile launched by a keystroke executed thousands of miles away. -Jose Rodriguez

It's fantastic to have the opportunity to work abroad, and do all that, but there is a certain point where you're just like, 'Oh, I'd love to work at home.' -Keira Knightley

I've come to learn that my initial investment is more about the person versus the product that I am buying into. I've also learned that I really do enjoy giving worthy people an opportunity of a lifetime. -Daymond John

I'd love the opportunity to do something where I could really give my opinion, my feisty side – it'd be fun! -Rachel Stevens

Playing in the National Football League, you're told, you know, where to be, when to be there, what to wear, how to be there. Being able to step away from that, I have an opportunity to look deeper into myself and look for what's real. -Ricky Williams

I use every opportunity, whether on my radio show or on television, to break stereotypes. -Ryan Seacrest

I think getting married gave me a focus. It gave me a focus and direction I want to have in my life. And I think having another person that you make such a purposeful bond with has given me the opportunity to see how that can be with all the other aspects of my life. -Selma Blair

I have a website because it's an interesting tool, very – and quite unexpectedly – useful for my work. It's become an archive and a fairly complete on-line portfolio, as well as offering an opportunity to write a little. -John Howe

I've been given an amazing opportunity and I could not be more grateful. But I also know that all this will eventually die off. It's not real. It will go away and then you'll go away and then, I don't know, I'll be left sitting in some English hotel room. -Josh Brolin

Don't stink up the place with bad acting, if an opportunity comes your way. -Edie McClurg

Of course, for me, having served 22 years in the military and to have the opportunity to continue to serve my country is a great honor and is a privilege. So that's what makes it special each and every day. -Allen West

I was accorded the opportunity to learn by failing – albeit at the cost of a few honourable teachers' sanity – and now I realise what a rare and incredible luxury that is. -Arabella Weir

I believe that access to a university education should be based on the ability to learn, not what people can afford. I think there is no more nauseating a sight than politicians pulling up the ladder of opportunity behind them. -Charles Kennedy

Further Education should be about the ability to learn, not the ability to pay – everyone who is able should have the opportunity, regardless of their family background. I don't want to see students struggling with huge debts or frightened off even going to university in the first place. -Charles Kennedy

To have that opportunity to direct under my belt was fantastic, so I'm glad I did it. -David Boreanaz

Opportunity knocks only once. You never know if you'll get another opportunity. -Leon Spinks

I genuinely believe we have an opportunity to revolutionize how we educate our children. -LeVar Burton

I'm changing lineups obviously to give everybody their best opportunity to show what they can do. Just giving everybody their fair chance to assess that properly. -Michael Cooper

If you had the opportunity to cast your vote for speaker, would you vote for Nancy Pelosi? -Alan Nunnelee

Tonight, we reclaim our country so that we can pass on to future generations the freedoms and the opportunity that we have inherited from those who came before us. -Alan Nunnelee

Fairness is not the end result, it's the opportunity. And everybody in America today has the opportunity to get ahead. -Tim Huelskamp

America stands for the land of opportunity. -Michael Grimm

Local and regional food systems are about opportunity. -Tom Vilsack

I have never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that I could be with my children and grandchildren. -Mitt Romney

I pinch myself because of the understanding that I've been blessed with a real rare opportunity that few Americans ever get – to serve their government and their people at this level. -Marco Rubio

The promise of America has always been that if you worked hard, had the right values, took some risks, that there was an opportunity to build a better life for your family and for your next generation. -Mitt Romney

It's opportunity. It's opportunity, not a check from government – it's opportunity that has always driven America and defined us as Americans. -Mitt Romney

I don't want to transform America. I want to restore to America the economic values of freedom and opportunity and limited government that has made us the powerhouse of the world. -Mitt Romney

I will spend the next four years rebuilding the foundation of a opportunity society led by free people and free enterprises. -Mitt Romney

You never had the opportunity to play with some of the great ballplayers, but being that close around them, and being in the same category, was a great feeling, to feel that vibe of all the best players who played the game. -Rickey Henderson

People always ask me why I still want to play, but I want to know why no one will give me an opportunity. It's like they put a stamp on me: 'Hall of Fame. You're done. That's it.' -Rickey Henderson

Every picture has been a learning opportunity for me. -Sam Raimi

When people ask me if I have a hobby, a lot of times my answer is that I like to surf in warm water. I like to ski, if I have the opportunity. But really, I like to go to my studio and write music that I want to write, where there's no pressure to come up with a hit single. -Scott Weiland

I had the opportunity to go to law school, and my dad, who was an accountant, couldn't believe I wanted to walk away from that and start cooking. -Curtis Stone

When I was very young, I got my first opportunity in television with a show called 'Surfing the Menu,' and it was myself and another buddy. We traveled around Australia and we surfed and cooked and drank too much wine. And we had a lot of fun. -Curtis Stone

We have a unique opportunity as Disney because it really is the only true global entertainment brand. -Bob Iger

People go to Disney because they know its brand attributes. We believe we have an opportunity to go with our content directly to consumers. -Bob Iger

What I worry about is that people are losing confidence, losing energy, losing enthusiasm, and there's a real opportunity to get them into work. -Boris Johnson

I like historical pieces. History was my favorite subject in school, it was the only subject I excelled in. I love the idea of history and the idea that we may have the opportunity to learn from our past mistakes. -Cary Elwes

The House has passed several bipartisan bills to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to secure a good job to provide for their families. All of these jobs bills deserve the support of our Senators and a strong show of leadership from the president. -Joe Heck

I believe that President Obama is here for a reason, but that doesn't mean that he has to stay there next year. The American people have an opportunity to have a say and so I think we just have to do what we think is right – and see what the outcome is. God's got a plan. -Vicky Hartzler

I don't think you want to hurt businesses that are making $250,000 or $500,000. Those are the real people who created the opportunity to put people to work. -Richard Hanna

Everyday is a new opportunity. -Terry McAuliffe

I want to take this opportunity to express, one more time, my deep sadness to those countrymen who feel, rightly, that they were victims of my government. -Jean-Claude Duvalier

Thank you for the opportunity for the Democratic Party and progressives to reclaim the votes of the sane citizens of these United States. -Jennifer Granholm

Like a lot of freelance cartoonists, when any opportunity like that comes along, I have a hard time saying no, whether it makes sense or not. -Jim Woodring

If you do television, and it's great, it's the best job there is. Every week it's another opportunity to really make that work and figure out how to make it work better. I love that it's like theater too, and the audience, and it's so short, like twenty minutes… It's like a Haiku or something. -Joan Cusack

And innovation and entrepreneurship is the opportunity and best opportunity we have to grow the economy. -Jerry Moran

But I enjoy the opportunity to use swear symbols. -Daniel Clowes

I'm thrilled I have the opportunity to do the 'Spread' show and have the terrific sponsors that we work with like Nikon or Verizon. -Dave Navarro

Magicians lose the opportunity to experience a sense of wonder. -David Copperfield

You've got to grab every opportunity that comes up. -Dominic West

That's what the Romney plan is all about, how to get jobs created, how to get this debt and deficit under control, how to revive small businesses so we can create jobs, and how to bring growth and opportunity to society instead of this class warfare, instead of speaking to people like they're stuck in some class or station in life. -Paul Ryan

I would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve as Miss Golden Globe 2012. -Rainey Qualley

So, for me the town hall meetings are really an opportunity to engage in two-way dialogue with people, and they've been very helpful. -Jack Markell

As someone who is in awe and grateful every day to be in a country where freedom of the press, free speech and free elections are a way of life, I am wowed, amazed and excited by the opportunity to moderate a 2012 presidential debate. -Candy Crowley

You're president, if you conclude my judgment is not the right judgment, I abide by that, but I want an opportunity to have an input. -Joe Biden

What I love most about fatherhood is the opportunity to be a part of the development process of a new life. -Seal

In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn't change policy. -Stephen Hawking

I've always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best. -Zig Ziglar

My parents immigrated to the United States with $10 in their pocket and a belief that the America they had heard about really did exist as the land of opportunity. -Mia Love

The America I know is great – not because government made it great but because ordinary citizens like me, like my father and like you are given the opportunity every day to do extraordinary things. -Mia Love

And of course, we know that opportunity lies outside the reach of some of our people. We don't need flowery words about inequality to tell us that, and we don't need a party that has led while poverty and hunger rose to record levels to give us lectures about suffering. -Artur Davis

Free enterprise, individual opportunity, limited government. They made America great; only they can keep America strong. -Reince Priebus

I think every athlete has their window of opportunity, and you just have to jump on it. You never know when it can end. So I'm just trying to live large while I have the opportunity. -Hope Solo

The Internet has become an integral part of everyday life precisely because it has been an open-to-all land of opportunity where entrepreneurs, thinkers and innovators are free to try, fail and then try again. -Ron Wyden

Modeling gave me an opportunity to be someone I'm not each day. -Bar Refaeli

I've read every one of Donald Goines' books. So as soon as I heard there was an opportunity for one of his novels to be turned into a movie, I jumped at the opportunity. -DMX

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

As a former recipient of these services I can honestly say that the overwhelming majority of TANF recipients are hard-working Americans who are down on their luck, and just want an opportunity to better their lives and those of their family through work and access to education. -Gwen Moore

It is important for women to have a choice, to have an opportunity to plan their families, because if they don't, the Republicans have said this is an ownership society. You are on your own, and they're going to begrudge that child everything, from WIC to a Pell Grant to health insurance. -Gwen Moore

I was raised in the environment where it really wasn't about sittin' around dreaming all the time, it was about practicing and workin' really hard and if a dream ever came to you, you'd be prepared for that opportunity. -Harry Connick, Jr.

A lot of the music that you listen to now is because of the things that the Meters did, the Neville Brothers did, and they're there, the guys who invented those beats that the guys sample today. Such an enormous opportunity. -Harry Connick, Jr.

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