Top 1755 Action Quotes of 2020

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“How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“I’m involved in some action scenes, so they’ll train me for that. I’ll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.”

― Aaliyah

“I’m not your traditional action hero.”

― Aaron Stanford

“There is no doubt that counterterrorism takes time because it is not action against a regular army.”

― Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

“Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.”

― Abu Bakr

“I would love to be in an action movie. I’ve always wanted to play the hacker guy – like, the Jewy hacker guy who just gets yelled at.”

― Ad-Rock

“I’d like to be in an action movie.”

― Ad-Rock

“The guys I grew up with, my cinematic heroes, have always been men of few words, but of action. Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach.”

― Adam Baldwin

“Only legislative, judicial, and executive action can completely guarantee the victory of the free world.”

― Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

“A Reagan appointee, Justice Kennedy is no liberal, as he has shown on issues from affirmative action to corporate campaign spending. But he has repeatedly sided with gay litigants before the court.”

― Adam Cohen

“If you make action movies, the critics will savage you, and then your movies are outdated the following week with the new wave of special effects.”

― Adam McKay

“I love action movies.”

― Adam McKay

“You can’t really do a big character in an action film; you’re already suspending your disbelief in the action, then to suspend your disbelief in the character is too much.”

― Adam McKay

“I am actually talking about possibly adapting ‘The Boys,’ by Garth Ennis, which would not be a comedy, but an action movie with comedy elements to it.”

― Adam McKay

“An ethical action, like an unethical action, is usually analyzed by politicians purely in pragmatic terms.”

― Adam Michnik

“I would really love to do an action movie. An action comedy would be right in my wheel house. But those are really hard to come by.”

― Adam Pally

“Every action that we take has some motivation of either being selfish or altruistic. All that adds up.”

― Adam Yauch

“Dreams grow holy put in action.”

― Adelaide Anne Procter

“I just want to keep the diversity and the options open. In terms of what I’m looking for, I’d like to do a lead action role.”

― Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

“I’m a bit of a wuss. I’ll even watch, like, a Tom Cruise ‘Jack Reacher’ movie where, I mean, there’s a lot of action, but the violence is no real violence, but I still hide my face because there might be violence.”

― Adina Porter

“I would love to do an action film.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“My favorite action movie growing up was ‘Supergirl.’ It wasn’t good by any stretch of the imagination, but it was my favorite because I wanted to be her. I have a Supergirl tattoo.”

― Adrianne Palicki

“Iraq will not allow any action on its soil that could harm the U.S. We don’t want any action from our soil to target our neighbors.”

― Ahmed Chalabi

“Shortly after Sisi was elected, his administration announced cuts of ‘subsidies’ on natural gas and energy consumption and lowered those for bread and other goods. Such action was taboo during the Mubarak and Sadat presidencies for over half a century, but Sisi was able to convince Egyptians he was taking necessary action.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“My goal is definitely to direct features – action movies, that’s my favorite genre. So I would love to do the ‘Halo’ movie.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I see the first ‘Bourne’ movie as really kind of a fulcrum in changing the modern action film, where things are really gritty and really character-driven. Think about how the entire Bond franchise was completely radicalized by Bourne.”

― Aisha Tyler

“If you concentrate on action and forget the results, you actually perform much better, because then you are not worried what will happen.”

― Ajay Piramal

“Whereas robocalls are ever-present, the problem of contraband cellphones in prisons – that is, cellphones illegally being used by inmates – is generally out-of-sight and too easily ignored. But the need for action is just as clear.”

― Ajit Pai

“The scourge of unlawful robocalls is technically complex to address, and no single action will get the job done.”

― Ajit Pai

“Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.”

― Akhenaton

“I used to play role-playing games a lot when I was younger, but once you start an RPG, it takes a lot of time. So I like things like action games you can just pick up and play.”

― Akira Toriyama

“I’ll do at least one action film every year because of my fans. This is my promise to them.”

― Akshay Kumar

“I’m an athletic actor. I’m known for my action; I’m a guy who does my own stunts on screen.”

― Akshay Kumar

“I enjoy the risk of bungee-jumping. I used to pay money to do it. Now, it’s the opposite. I get paid to do action.”

― Akshay Kumar

“National Action Network, the group I founded, has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.”

― Al Sharpton

“I always like to break out and address the audience. In ‘The History Boys’, for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up.”

― Alan Bennett

“Issue by issue, if I were a Congressman, I would receive the highest rating from liberal think-tank Americans For Democratic Action.”

― Alan Colmes

“I was critical of race-based affirmative action early on in my career and I’ve changed my mind. And I’ve publicly acknowledged that I was wrong.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“’The Levanter’ features some of the strongest action scenes to be found in Ambler – who can, in some of his fiction, stay in one place for a whole novel.”

― Alan Furst

“Where you really get in trouble is if the market is dropping and the economy’s slowing down and you don’t take action.”

― Alan Mulally

“I love staging action and wide-shots, not necessarily going to close-ups.”

― Alan Taylor

“Man, like other organisms, is so perfectly coordinated that he may easily forget, whether awake or asleep, that he is a colony of cells in action, and that it is the cells which achieve, through him, what he has the illusion of accomplishing himself.”

― Albert Claude

“Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”

― Albert Einstein

“It’s easy for a multi-billion company like WWE – it’s for a company like that to hire anyone. So I’m glad Bobby Lashley is back in action with that company, ’cause he’s a fantastic guy.”

― Alberto Del Rio

“At any moment, one company stands in the spotlight of the middle ring in the stock market’s never-ending circus. It may not be the biggest corporation in the world, or the most profitable, but somehow it both mirrors and leads the market’s broader action.”

― Alex Berenson

“I think as an action director; it comes kind of naturally to me to a certain extent, because I’ve done so much action myself – as my MRIs would suggest!”

― Alex O’Loughlin

“I really like action movies. The ‘Die Hard’ franchise. And the ‘Bourne’ movies.”

― Alexa Chung

“Sooner or later something had to give. But President Bush, faced with the unprecedented affront of 9-11, could not wait to take action. So he had to do what we were capable of doing, and he did it brilliantly.”

― Alexander Haig

“The modern individual is committed to being successful, not to being a person. He belongs rightly to the ‘action generation’ whose motto is ‘do more but feel less.’”

― Alexander Lowen

“Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action.”

― Alexander Mackenzie

“When I was four or five, I would organise my cars and my action figures. I needed some kind of structure, I think.”

― Alexander Skarsgard

“I’m really interested in passivity as a type of action – sort of allowing the situation to change you, choosing to give in being an act of agency rather than an act of submission.”

― Alexandra Kleeman

“To me, it is a process, a process that starts with raising awareness, engaging international partners on this issue, and being committed to a different course of action.”

― Alexis Herman

“I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“I think action, as a genre, is every actor’s dream.”

― Ali Fazal

“To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.”

― Ali ibn Abi Talib

“I’m like a prize fighter. When I’m not on stage, every action that I take has to be focused on my next performance.”

― Alice Ripley

“With a lot of contemporary musicals, the songs are like a calling card: the action stops for them.”

― Alice Ripley

“Painting is almost like a sport. It’s like this action thing. When I do it, I’m really not thinking. The paintings are like a diary that I might not want to read again.”

― Alison Mosshart

“People didn’t suddenly wake up one morning and unanimously say ‘I’m fed up with midbudget dramas. I’m only going to see action tent poles from now on!’”

― Alison Owen

“I don’t think I’ve ever been called up for an action film with a male lead – which is a shame. I’d love to take on Bond.”

― Allison Schroeder

“In my general meetings, I certainly tell producers and executives that I’m interested in writing action films, but I think there’s still a very specific set of writers they look at. And I don’t think there’s a lot of female writers on that list.”

― Allison Schroeder

“The United States must also continue to push the United Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps to eliminate the threats posed by Iran.”

― Allyson Schwartz

“My kids see feminism in action every day, and leading by imperfect example is how I’m raising them.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Personally, when I go to Tulum, I prefer to be near the action but not in the midst of it.”

― Amanda Hearst

“Taking action at an early stage – even before a prosecution may be possible – could stop stalkers becoming fixated.”

― Amber Rudd

“Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles and more about the domino effect of this girl’s life, and how everyone else is affected. Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed to an action sort of fairy tale.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“I had so much fun working with Akshay, especially in the action scenes.”

― Amy Jackson

“I got trained in kick-boxing and mixed martial arts. I enjoyed the whole process so much, and I’d love to do more action films.”

― Amy Jackson

“When ‘I’ released, I gave a couple of interviews in which I expressed my interest to play an action heroine.”

― Amy Jackson

“Action was something I really wanted to do and will continue doing it in future as well, but at the same time, I know dancing and songs are huge part of Bollywood, and it will be my top priority to excel in that.”

― Amy Jackson

“Pfizer’s actually teamed up with my nonprofit organization, which is called Adaptive Action Sports. I cofounded this organization in 2005 to help people with physical disabilities get involved in action sports, go snowboarding, skateboarding.”

― Amy Purdy

“Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.”

― Anais Nin

“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”

― Anais Nin

“We don’t believe start-ups are the private preserve of only garage start-ups… The corporate garage is going to be the scene of a lot of action.”

― Anand Mahindra

“There’s no federal government agency that ought to be immune from having to explain the potential financial impact of an action they’ve taken or intend to take. We deserve the specifics.”

― Ander Crenshaw

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

― Andrew Cohen

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

― Andrew Jackson

“With every movie, I try to do something different, whether it’s action, comedy or drama.”

― Andrew Lau

“One of the hard truths about the new digital world is that we have to be prepared to acknowledge when an experiment is not going to work, and to take action.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“Cremer’s ‘Nightshade’ is a smart blend of romance, action, philosophy, and pagan witchcraft. And, yes, high-schoolers shape-shifting into wolves.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“Affirmative action is an effort to include every aspect of society in the decision making.”

― Andrew Young

“Your sympathy is worthless to people in need without action.”

― Andy Dunn

“Actors’ performances do not stand alone in any film, live action or whatever.”

― Andy Serkis

“I think the first photograph I did was a ballplayer. It was a way of showing action or something.”

― Andy Warhol

“I love doing action. Since I’m not 21, there’s some, ‘Let me get to the gym so I can do it.’ But I love to defy expectations.”

― Angela Bassett

“For me, there have been times when an action movie, even a ‘Tomb Raider,’ has helped me get out of myself and be physical again. It’s like therapy.”

― Angelina Jolie

“We had a single find of BSE in this country. And we believe that what we’re doing is appropriate action taken in an abundance of caution under the circumstances. And I believe it’s the right thing to do.”

― Ann Veneman

“All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.”

― Anna C. Brackett

“Being a part of the action is just incredible. I loved doing stunt stuff. I loved learning to ride.”

― Anna Popplewell

“I would not be allowed to be in the web series without playing ‘Halo.’ I’m awful, by the way. I’m much better at the live action version.”

― Anna Popplewell

“I am an affirmative action hire.”

― Anna Quindlen

“’The Red’ delivers intense action, leavened by a genuinely sympathetic portrait of soldiers caught up in battles they never chose.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I have always wanted to do something high octane. I’ve wanted to tackle an action role where I play a tomboy but empower myself as a woman.”

― Annie Ilonzeh

“It’s sort of an action flick. You can’t be that funny trying to steal diamonds.”

― Anthony Anderson

“Peace and security of our planet must be based on the collective action of all nations, not a few, however powerful they may be.”

― Anthony Carmona

“Joe and I always say that our guide through action is always story and character. We’re always driving right at the character beats, or else the action beat doesn’t work.”

― Anthony Russo

“Upon the whole it was a Glorious day-Our men are in the Spirits-and I am confident we shall give them a total defeat the next Action; which is at no great distance.”

― Anthony Wayne

“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“I only make storyboards for action scenes. Once you make a storyboard, you don’t film; it can be a stiff move.”

― Anton Corbijn

“I learned, too, how it was possible with the help of the picture and action to transform an apparently insignificant violin passage into an incident, and to lift a simple horn call into a thing of stupendous significance by means of scenic emphasis.”

― Anton Seidl

“Wrestling is not an action; it is a sport.”

― Anushka Sharma

“Lara Croft is completely different; the way she does the action scenes and maintains her body in perfect condition… I can’t compete with her in any way.”

― Anushka Shetty

“Preparing for action sequences helps me stay fit.”

― Anushka Shetty

“Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.”

― Archibald MacLeish

“A precedent provides legal authority for an action precisely because it occurred before.”

― Ari Melber

“Israel’s security policy is determined by our needs. I strongly reject all the unfounded publicity suggesting that Israel is prevented from taking action because of international pressure.”

― Ariel Sharon

“In constructing the plot and working it out with the proper diction, the poet should place the scene, as far as possible, before his eyes. In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.”

― Aristotle

“A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.”

― Aristotle

“We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.”

― Aristotle

“If in previous decades large historic events drew people together and oriented them toward collective action, the recent double trend toward greater choice but less security leads the young to see their lives in more individual terms. Big events collectivize. Little events atomize.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.”

― Armstrong Williams

“An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.”

― Arnold H. Glasow

“Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.”

― Arnold H. Glasow

“A life which does not go into action is a failure.”

― Arnold J. Toynbee

“I came to Hollywood and within a decade I was one of the biggest action stars of all time.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“When some people get angry, they turn into victims, but when I get angry, I turn to action.”

― Art Alexakis

“My work is really simple. They say ‘action,’ I do my stuff; they say, ‘cut!’”

― Art Malik

“A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.”

― Arthur Helps

“Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause.”

― Arthur Henderson

“But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often invite retaliation by armed action, and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League.”

― Arthur Henderson

“But whatever the POV, and the difficulty of forcing the action into a particular frame, stay within it.”

― Arthur Herzog

“Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?”

― Arthur Miller

“The trade unions and the Labour Party… failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing.”

― Arthur Scargill

“Fluorine has a protecting action against caries, but this is a local effect. If you drink it, you are running the risk of all kinds of toxic actions.”

― Arvid Carlsson

“I have been doing action roles for a while and really wanted to explore the other side of my personality on screen.”

― Ashish Sharma

“I’m doing something called ‘Olivia Twisted,’ that will start next year. There may be something in between, but right now, that’s the one that I’m slated to do next year. That’s a very ultra-modern version of ‘Oliver Twist,’ and it’s female-driven. It’s an action film, and it’s kind of dark and gritty.”

― Ashley Greene

“I love doing action.”

― Ashley Scott

“I’d love to do more action stuff, in the future.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“Thrills are much more about anticipation than action. An unfired bullet is more dangerous than one that has already met its target.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies.”

― Asia Argento

“I was made for action movies.”

― Asia Argento

“There are times in my 30 years in the theater that I have come perilously close to losing faith in the one form of action I have in this life.”

― Athol Fugard

“Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action.”

― Augustus Hare

“I’ve always been really into action movies. Since I was little, that was my favorite type of film.”

― Austin Butler

“The Obama administration took rapid and decisive action to restructure GM and Chrysler. Within a fairly short period of time these companies were working effectively again.”

― Austin Ligon

“As a businessman, I know President Obama understands what it takes to spark economic growth, because I have seen him in action.”

― Austin Ligon

“I want to be an old lady, with my cane, shouting, ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’”

― Ava DuVernay

“The last thing Israel is interested in is an escalation or some military action against Iran.”

― Avigdor Lieberman

“A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.”

― Ayn Rand

“I would love to do an action film. In college, I have played a lot of aggressive characters.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“Every action is seen to fall into one of three main categories, guarding, hitting, or moving. Here, then, are the elements of combat, whether in war or pugilism.”

― B. H. Liddell Hart

“In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future.”

― B. H. Liddell Hart

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

― Ban Ki-moon

“I call for greater measures to involve more women at higher levels in mine action. Governments should do more to address gender in their mine action programmes and through their implementation of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Our priority is to go after ISIL. And so what we have said is that we are not engaging in a military action against the Syrian regime. We are going after ISIL facilities and personnel who are using Syria as a safe haven, in service of our strategy in Iraq.”

― Barack Obama

“So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.”

― Barack Obama

“Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one’s fears.”

― Barbara Deming

“Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf men not naturally inclined to act for us.”

― Barbara Deming

“Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences.”

― Barbara Deming

“To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.”

― Barbara Deming

“I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States.”

― Barbara Lee

“Hopefully, at some point, people will at least credit the Republicans with carrying out their oversight responsibilities and with pursuing a principled course of action even in the face of everyone’s short-attention spans.”

― Barbara Olson

“Community action is as valuable a principle on the international level as it has been domestically.”

― Barney Frank

“The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it.”

― Barry Commoner

“My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically – and destructively – demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons.”

― Barry Commoner

“Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.”

― Barry Commoner

“No action is without its side effects.”

― Barry Commoner

“Action fiction is driven more by what than by who. Put that ticking nuclear suitcase under Manhattan, and it’s relatively easy to create suspense. Literary fiction is driven more by who than by what.”

― Barry Eisler

“I’ve never been able to relate to apathy. I’ve always been doing stuff, been in action, making music or working just to get by.”

― Beck

“Growing up, a film was an action film or it was a comedy or it was romantic, but you don’t really see such stark lines between genres nowadays.”

― Beck

“Defenders must be careful yet decisive when taking action.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“I always wanted to write a book. Not a romance novel. Maybe a crime thriller. Something with action. Maybe that will happen some day.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“What makes the vault so spectacular is because it’s a very athletic type of event, where it needs a lot of speed, a lot of explosive action and, of course, great coordination.”

― Bela Karolyi

“Lead by example. Women often wait for permission instead of acting, and I try to encourage bold action.”

― Belinda Johnson

“Imperfect though it may be, the Beijing Platform for Action is the strongest statement of consensus on women’s equality, empowerment and justice ever produced by governments.”

― Bella Abzug

“I’ve consciously taken on material that’s a bit too much for me but not an overreach. The first movie, just about performances. ‘The Town,’ I learned how to work broader material, develop tension, direct bigger scenes, action sequences. ‘Argo,’ I experimented with film stock, widened the scope of my geography.”

― Ben Affleck

“I live a pretty sedentary life, usually. I’m not an action man at all.”

― Ben Miller

“There are a lot of complaints by the older generation about the lack of action in this generation. My retort: give these people something to be engaged in. Cutting a check is not engaging.”

― Ben Rattray

“Social networking technology didn’t really exist until 2004-2005. I had the idea to use this technology to bridge this gap between a general interest in addressing social issues and the practical action.”

― Ben Rattray

“I don’t think people realize how many decisions the president of the United States makes about military action.”

― Ben Rhodes

“I was primarily interested in people, and people in action, so that I did nothing photographically in the sense of doing buildings for their own sake or a still life or anything like that.”

― Ben Shahn

“It was always foolhardy for Republicans and conservatives to stake their objections to Obamacare on the number of sign-ups; Social Security is going bankrupt despite 100% enrollment. The reality is that Obama was always destined to hit his required numbers because, after all, he has the power of government to compel action.”

― Ben Shapiro

“The whole reason Pinterest exists is to help people discover the things that they love and then go take action on them, and a lot of the things they take action on are tied to commercial intent.”

― Ben Silbermann

“You cannot win if you’re not at the table. You have to be where the action is.”

― Ben Stein

“When I move to second after playing right field, I feel like my action has gotten too deliberate, and I have to switch back into that quicker, boom-boom infield mode.”

― Ben Zobrist

“We watched a lot of Hong Kong action movies in my house when I was growing up.”

― Benedict Wong

“It depends, because sometimes an action role can be very demanding, and sometimes a dialogue-driven character can be very demanding, and vice versa. It depends.”

― Benicio Del Toro

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Justice is truth in action.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Never confuse motion with action.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“There is in each of us a stream of tendency, whether you choose to call it philosophy or not, which gives coherence and direction to thought and action. Judges cannot escape that current any more than other mortals.”

― Benjamin N. Cardozo

“Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.”

― Bernard Baruch

“Wherever we play golf, people come out here to get autographs. They obviously come out to watch us play and see us in action, but they also want to interact with us.”

― Bernhard Langer

“If there is a silver lining in the action of MSNBC against Keith Olbermann, it is that people will now pay more attention to the political role of corporate media in America.”

― Bernie Sanders

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

― Bess Truman

“Bumrah has a different action, which creates problems for the batsmen. He has improved a lot of things with his action. He had these yorkers, and slower ones earlier as well, but he has improved a lot.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“Even with good maps, there’s no guarantee that the public will get the word about landslide hazards, or that state and local governments will take action to discourage or prevent building in dangerous areas.”

― Bill Dedman

“As we continue to work to pass comprehensive immigration reform, we must take action to stop these predators who are exploiting immigrants attempting to play by the rules.”

― Bill Foster

“When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.”

― Bill Gates

“Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes.”

― Bill Klem

“I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what’s right for the people. I choose to make a difference.”

― Bill Richardson

“Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.”

― Billie Jean King

“The greater the burden a man takes upon his shoulders, the stronger he must be to carry it. No words are unmentionable, no action or horror beyond powers of description, if one is equal to them.”

― Bjornstjerne Bjornson

“In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.”

― Blaise Pascal

“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.”

― Bo Bennett

“In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.”

― Bo Jackson

“When I was first elected to parliament 18 years ago, one of the many things that struck me and that I still feel now is how the Labour Party, the party of collective action, can, at MP level and above, behave in such an individualistic way.”

― Bob Ainsworth

“For comprehensive Earth action, an all-of-the-Earth representative democracy is required. That is, a global parliament.”

― Bob Brown

“We can take action with a player without the league taking any action. But all that we can do is, we can deactivate him. But we’re limited under the collective bargaining agreement to four games.”

― Bob McNair

“For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.”

― Bob Wells

“I’m looking to do an action film where I can run with my shirt off and a gun in my hand; and do like a ‘Taken’ role and get up on one knee and kill the bad guy.”

― Bobb’e J. Thompson

“My father-in-law, Barney Rawlings, spent a couple of months hiding out in France in 1944, frantically memorizing a few French words to pass himself off as a Frenchman, but his ordeal had not inspired in me any action until I started taking a French class.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“I have done all kinds of roles – comedy, action, romance, and thrillers. Just name the genre, and I’ve done it.”

― Bobby Deol

“Every actor gets an image without wanting one. A lot of romantic heroes want an action hero tag, but they are unable to succeed even though their films are good.”

― Bobby Deol

“’Ajnabee’ is a thriller. I play a married man trapped by mysterious circumstances. The film does have a lot of romance and action, but it’s not based on ‘Consenting Adults.’”

― Bobby Deol

“I am not considering shifting my image from action to comedy or romantic comedy. I have done or am doing films which are action-oriented: comedy roles and romantic-comedy roles.”

― Bobby Deol

“Ideally, I’d like to keep a balance between action and romantic roles.”

― Bobby Deol

“I accept the Old Testament as more of an action movie: blood, car chases, evacuations, a lot of special effects, seas dividing, mass murder, adultery. The children of God are running amok, wayward. Maybe that’s why they’re so relatable.”

― Bono

“If what you want is actual change, then what has to be built is a mass movement that is militant and can use direct action to slow or stop profit. A movement that can do that can demand whatever it wants.”

― Boots Riley

“Any collective action is made up of individuals who one day decided not to sit and watch anymore.”

― Boots Riley

“The weird thing is, if I’d made ‘The Incredibles,’ shot-for-shot – exactly the same script, same timing, same shots – in live action, it would be perceived very differently, and somehow more adult than me doing it in animation. I find that fascinating and frustrating.”

― Brad Bird

“If the crisis lasts moments, rapid action is critical. But if it’s simply the beginning of a broader issue, especially one where the root cause isn’t known yet, the worst thing a leader can do is act immediately.”

― Brad Feld

“There is no doubt ISIS poses a clear, direct threat to the United States, and decisive action is badly needed.”

― Bradley Byrne

“I’m kind of looking for something with a lot less action and more talking and listening.”

― Brandon Routh

“Violence of action, as we call it in the Spec Ops community, will often change the odds in your favor.”

― Brandon Webb

“Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.”

― Brendan Behan

“I’ve done a collaboration with Action Bronson, which is, like, the coolest thing I’ve done so far.”

― Brendon Urie

“With ‘I Want Action,’ I think people take it in the context of the Sunset Strip and the party scene; it was tongue-in-cheek.”

― Bret Michaels

“Talking is not action. Don’t just look at what you say. Look at how you socialize.”

― Brett Gelman

“A crazy action only works if there’s a great reaction.”

― Brett Gelman

“When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it’s the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone’s talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false ‘intelligence’ and selected ‘leaks.’”

― Brian Eno

“Emotion creates reality, reality demands action.”

― Brian Eno

“It’s such an egotistical thing to be able to just stand there and say, ‘Action!’ It’s like being a little mini-god.”

― Brian Helgeland

“The detail of my art depends entirely on the project itself. I tend to be a little more detail-oriented with covers than I am with interior pages, and I try to reduce the detail on action sequences as opposed to suspense passages.”

― Brian Stelfreeze

“Play is always a fantasy, but once you get into the frame, it is quite real, and everything you do is real. You put acres and acres of real movement and real action and real belief in it.”

― Brian Sutton-Smith

“I come from a huge theater background. The whole action and stunt world just came as the roles were available.”

― Brian Tee

“I just want to get into the action. And voice-over work is all action.”

― Bridgit Mendler

“To be honest, I’m not a big golf nerd. Golf is kind of boring, not much action.”

― Brooks Koepka

“We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world, Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world.”

― Bruce Jackson

“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”

― Bruce Lee

“If you take Darwinian theory, make a ‘scientific’ principle out of it, put it into political action, then you have something like Nazi Germany.”

― Bruce Lipton

“But the action film genre is gonna have to come up with some new bad guys.”

― Bruce Willis

“I got into writing to become a ‘Star Trek’ writer. I was a rabid fan. I had shelves and shelves and shelves of action figures in my bedroom that scared away more dates than I care to admit to.”

― Bryan Fuller

“Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“Fanatic is often the name given to people of action by people who are lazy.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“There is little more powerful than when truth joins action.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“There is an animated version of ‘Lazer Team,’ with all the action sequences, that exists. It’s a pre-visual fidelity, and the voice acting is terrible because it’s one of our animators doing it. But we could sit there and watch what the scene is supposed to look like while we’re doing individual shots.”

― Burnie Burns

“The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.”

― C. L. R. James

“Baseball can be slow in many ways. The action starts with when the pitcher delivers the ball. But the action really starts when the crack of the bat happens.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“I’m ready to be an action figure. I’d love that very much. And all the redheaded kids will get to go out and feel loved and be able to buy a redheaded action figure.”

― Caleb Landry Jones

“In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“Uncritical American boosterism – automatic endorsement of every government action – is myopic and self-defeating.”

― Camille Paglia

“I regard affirmative action as pernicious – a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but was almost immediately abused for the benefit of white middle-class women.”

― Camille Paglia

“’Wait, Wait’ has been great. The humor is there, and we get to do a lot of action.”

― Carl Kasell

“It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.”

― Carl von Clausewitz

“All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.”

― Carl von Clausewitz

“First, I’d become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago.”

― Carl Wilson

“The first rule of good theatre is ‘Show, don’t tell.’ It applies to good political action as well.”

― Carne Ross

“Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action.”

― Carol Bellamy

“We work closely with a number of powerful organizations, including Christina Applegate’s Right Action for Women.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“Motive may be inferred only when the stimuli in the agent’s environment are open to view and the influences leading an agent to a particular action can be evaluated.”

― Carolyn Porco

“When I did the first ‘Matrix,’ after it came out, I had a woman come up to me and just thank me for Trinity because she was an action writer. She said she was getting really good opportunities now.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I’ve never been interested in action movies. Definitely not interested in sci-fi.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I have absolutely no problem being thought of as an action chick because, quite frankly, very few women have ever done that.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I knew what show business was, which was why I didn’t want in on that action. I saw what happens! You get it, and then you lose it.”

― Carrie Fisher

“Perhaps it matters little whether the international community chooses to celebrate crop diversity, but it profoundly matters that the international community takes action to conserve it.”

― Cary Fowler

“To do action without cuts is infinitely more exciting.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“Hockey should have some appeal. It’s a good game in that is full of action, very quick, and it can be high-scoring.”

― Casey Eastham

“As for action movies, I did Tarzan, and I’m also about to shoot Meltdown, which John Carpenter wrote.”

― Casper Van Dien

“Folk art has never been much about politics; it’s about action and utility.”

― Cass McCombs

“I’m not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“You can express a lot of things, a lot of action without speaking.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“To be a Miss World is to carry a burning torch. It is like action carried out by one to illuminate the lives of many.”

― Catriona Gray

“For every criminal case, the judge must construct a perfect syllogism: the major premise must be the general law; the minor premise, whether or not the action in question is in compliance with the law; and the conclusion, acquittal or punishment.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“When the code of laws is once fixed, it should be observed in the literal sense, and nothing more is left to the judge than to determine whether an action is or is not conformable to the written law.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“I’m the living proof that the WWE Universe wants to see wrestling. They want to see in-ring action.”

― Cesaro

“When it comes down to it, I’d rather have an action figure than a Golden Globe.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“I don’t know what this definition of affirmative action is for some.”

― Chaka Fattah

“To see, once again, that African American students are more likely to have a limited math curriculum and an underpaid novice teacher is disheartening and should be a call to action for policymakers and educators.”

― Chaka Fattah

“We are monitoring the global companies on a daily basis, and their rating continues to be investment grade. We will take immediate action if anything goes wrong.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“You’re not going to find a more committed performer than Sandra Oh – to every single word, action, history that informs the future. Every little thing.”

― Chandra Wilson

“In all the movies I’m in love with someone in my head. There’s always love in a film somewhere. It doesn’t matter even if it’s an action movie.”

― Channing Tatum

“Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.”

― Charles Dickens

“If nothing is to be done in the given situation, he must invent plausible reasons for doing nothing; and if something must be done, he must suggest the something. The unpardonable sin is to propose nothing, when action is imperative.”

― Charles Edward Merriam

“Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.”

― Charles Evans Hughes

“Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.”

― Charles Horton Cooley

“Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.”

― Charles J. Givens

“If British troops are committed to action, then the nation will, of course, support them. Their courage and skill is not in doubt.”

― Charles Kennedy

“We need a liberal agenda in which government resists the temptation to interfere in the lives of individuals but is equally determined to play an active role where creative action can advance the liberties of all.”

― Charles Kennedy

“The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.”

― Charles Lamb

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

― Charles Sanders Peirce

“Further study of central nervous action, however, finds central inhibition too extensive and ubiquitous to make it likely that it is confined solely to the taxis of antagonistic muscles.”

― Charles Scott Sherrington

“I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone.”

― Charles Van Doren

“We would naturally prefer not to reckon with the worst of what people do or say on the margins, but we have to. Especially if it seems possible to trace a line from vicious rhetoric on a computer screen to violent action.”

― Charlie Sykes

“It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”

― Charlotte Bronte

“It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”

― Charlotte Bronte

“I’d love to be an action hero.”

― Charlotte Flair

“Action makes more fortune than caution.”

― Charlotte Whitton

“If there is one phrase or action that every person on the planet would like to erase from his or her memory or have the chance to undo, it would be, ‘Let’s do it again.’”

― Cheech Marin

“I think of it as the lasagna approach to writing because I’m always adding layers. I’ll sometimes do it layer by layer, with dialogue, attribution, action, objects in the scene, setting… It can be sometimes that delineated.”

― Chelsea Cain

“All Blaxploitation is, is the opportunity for an African-American cast or lead actor or actress to do the same things that a white action hero gets to do.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“There are three essential factors in all human activity: spirit, materials, and action.”

― Chiang Kai-shek

“I’ve got to be right on top of the action, or else all those people watching the game will say, ‘This guy’s not very good.’”

― Chick Hearn

“With any film, you’re doing basically the same thing. You’re trying to translate ideas into action.”

― Chris Doubek

“Importantly, rather than being solely concerned with U.N. approval, the president must come first to our own Congress for authorization, and I urge him to do so. Finally, I understand the impulse to take action in Syria; however, I hope the president carefully considers this matter and resists the call from some to use military force in Syria.”

― Chris Gibson

“Sympathy is important, but it rings hollow if not followed by action.”

― Chris Murphy

“I do enjoy doing action quite clearly, but I also really like doing comedy.”

― Chris Pine

“I always say that when I was a kid, I only played with the Darth Vadar and Storm Trooper action figures. I gravitated toward the villains. I think it’s a common thing.”

― Chris Renaud

“What I find interesting about Captain Action is that he is more an adventurer and spy than he is a soldier.”

― Chris Roberson

“Love is an action verb, and romance is the result of those actions.”

― Chris Sullivan

“This body, the United States Congress, was united, Republicans and Democrats alike, in taking that action, toppling the Taliban government, and working to try and root out al Qaeda and find Osama bin Laden.”

― Chris Van Hollen

“Like any other boy in the world that does a little bit of rough-and-tumble and playing around when they’re a kid, who doesn’t want to be an action star at some point?”

― Chris Vance

“Fox came to us with the concept for ICE AGE and they came to us with the first draft of the script. They also gave us a mandate to make it into a comedy from what was previously a rather dramatic action concept.”

― Chris Wedge

“I promptly fell in love with scientific research and soon had assigned myself, as a major vocation, the task of elucidating the mechanism of action of the antidiabetic hormone.”

― Christian de Duve

“I grew up with action movies in my head.”

― Christian Kane

“The way I see it, if you’re going to make an action movie, you’ve got to make one with John Woo.”

― Christian Slater

“I would love to do some kind of mystery movie, or an action flick, something with that combination.”

― Christina Milian

“Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.”

― Christine Pelosi

“’Sons of Anarchy’ has the perfect combination of character and action.”

― Christopher Golden

“I was always trying, even in pure action movies, to find what was sensitive about the character more than the pure action.”

― Christopher Lambert

“With ‘Rubicon,’ Mark Long and Dan Capel have created the perfect environment for an intense action franchise.”

― Christopher McQuarrie

“Action to me is something very fun to shoot.”

― Christopher McQuarrie

“Well, you always discover a lot in the editing room. Particularly the action, because you have to over-shoot a lot and shoot an enormous amount of material because many of the sequences have to be discovered in the editing and manipulation of it.”

― Christopher Nolan

“You don’t want to have a character say what’s bothering him; you want to define characters by action.”

― Christopher Priest

“Anytime you get action legends together, it has to be a classic.”

― Chuck Norris

“I like to treat paint as material – to daub it, drop it, let it slide. There was Action Painting, but I also compare it to paint effects found on the streets. This approach is superimposed on a sculptural surface that is also ‘painterly.’”

― Claes Oldenburg

“Of course we need action, but it should be Just action.”

― Clare Short

“Asking the proper questions is the central action of transformation. Questions are the key that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.”

― Claude Adrien Helvetius

“By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.”

― Claude Adrien Helvetius

“We have found that companies need to speak a common language because some of the suggested ways to harness disruptive innovation are seemingly counterintuitive. If companies don’t have that common language, it is hard for them to come to consensus on a counterintuitive course of action.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“The atmosphere is much too near for dreams. It forces us to action. It is close to us. We are in it and of it. It rouses us both to study and to do. We must know its moods and also its motive forces.”

― Cleveland Abbe

“To be clear, affirmative action is not, by itself, an adequate response to decades of systemic looting, but it has been an indispensible tool in inching us towards some semblance of a more equitable society.”

― Clint Smith

“Until affirmative action is described and understood as one mechanism by which to make amends for historical wrongdoing against members of marginalized communities, it will fail to meaningfully address the inequality that exists as a direct result of federal policy.”

― Clint Smith

“Advocating for affirmative action through the prism of diversity may be more politically palatable, but it will inevitably yield insufficient results.”

― Clint Smith

“I like snappy dialogue and short descriptions and lots of action.”

― Clive Cussler

“When you are shooting action, there is a satisfying thing because your objectives are very clear.”

― Clive Owen

“Action scenes are not that different from other scenes.”

― Clive Owen

“I certainly don’t think of myself as an action hero.”

― Clive Owen

“I’m always amazed that people are shocked when their despicable action causes an equally despicable reaction.”

― CM Punk

“I’ve been in ‘Avengers’ films, but I don’t do a lot of the action parts. There are superheroes in the movie! People would much rather see them fight each other!”

― Cobie Smulders

“We operate under the law. Covert action authorities are communicated in a memorandum of notification.”

― Cofer Black

“There is no question I consider myself a feminist, but I also think the term ‘feminist’ has become a topical thing to say without backing it up with any real action.”

― Cole Sprouse

“The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced – the just demands of peace and security will be met – or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power.”

― Colin Powell

“I don’t believe that a female character needs to surrender her femininity in order to be an action hero.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“You really get to direct the movie three times when it comes to the action sequences and the set pieces.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it, even though it was a fairy-tale movie.”

― Colleen Atwood

“When you do an action movie, you’ve got to come prepared to do an action movie.”

― Columbus Short

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

― Confucius

“The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.”

― Confucius

“One such issue that Arkansans want action taken on is campaign finance reform. And this is a problem that is not really all that complicated.”

― Conner Eldridge

“The act of writing can be a form of release – a confession performs the same action: putting your inner life on the page or into the hands of a trusted person releases tensions and sheds light on what often seems hidden until spoken – or written.”

― Connie Nielsen

“Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it appears in many different forms.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action.”

― Constantin Brancusi

“If I fail to remove Marcos and vindicate the people’s verdict by peaceful, nonviolent action, my methods will be discredited. And if anger persists, I will be marginalized, and others will take over leadership of the movement.”

― Corazon Aquino

“To abandon affirmative action is to say there is nothing more to be done about discrimination.”

― Coretta Scott King

“My idea of a romantic night is to watch action films.”

― Corey Hart

“My wife was pregnant while we were promoting ‘Ant-Man,’ and that was very exciting, to see, like, action figures of myself, as we’re getting the nursery ready.”

― Corey Stoll

“There is always a very delicate interplay between individual actions and institutional conditions. But there is no such thing as institutional conditions without any individual actions and no such thing as individual action without institutional conditions. So there is always personal responsibility.”

― Cornel West

“I learned real fast that you need to have a plan of action when changing diapers, or it can get dicey fast.”

― Coy Bowles

“The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show, write all the dialog, and decide the mood, action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene.”

― Craig McCracken

“Galvanised into action by the second trial, I was determined to change Britain’s archaic sex laws.”

― Cynthia Payne

“Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action.”

― Cyril Connolly

“A commitment to human rights cannot be fostered simply through the transmission of knowledge. Action and experience play a crucial role in the learning process.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“I always watch superhero movies, and I like the action and the fighting and all the different kinds of powers.”

― Dakota Goyo

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”

― Dalai Lama

“Like all kids who want to be in action movies, I want to jump out of a speeding car, shoot guns, slide out the side in slow motion like a John Woo movie.”

― Dallas Roberts

“A lot of these American actors have this – in my view – misplaced view that they have to look like Action Man. The trouble is, they all run the risk of being interchangeable.”

― Damian Lewis

“Military history shows air action only cannot achieve the goal of defeating an enemy.”

― Dan Coats

“Our laws are very clear on a woman’s reproductive health care. I will not only enforce those laws as attorney general, I will take the appropriate action against anyone who tries to interfere with a woman’s right to choose her reproductive health care.”

― Dan Donovan

“There’s always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels. Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Don’t just dream.”

― Dan Gable

“The reality is that no one can be forced to join a union against their will, and a union cannot take action against those who decide not to join their union.”

― Dan Lipinski

“Wishing, hoping, and dreaming without an action plan – is nothing more than a pipe dream!”

― Dan Pena

“My time is much too precious to be wasted on people who merely want to talk about being a high performance person and can’t or won’t take action!”

― Dan Pena

“We must heed the call of action and, with courageous steps and humble hearts, work against tyranny.”

― Dana Loesch

“Rallies, marches on Washington, protests, et al. are pointless if there is no action to make them mean something.”

― Dana Loesch

“I’ve always been attracted to action stuff.”

― Danai Gurira

“But in action, one defies one’s character.”

― Daniel Bell

“People who like hard-hitting wrestling and action, they’ll like me.”

― Daniel Bryan

“The spiritual is the cause of action. Action is life.”

― Daniel D. Palmer

“There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory).”

― Daniel Dennett

“High-stakes gamblers love heart-racing Omaha-type action; normal poker players don’t!”

― Daniel Negreanu

“It’s rare to find these true coin flip situations in Hold’em but surprisingly common in Omaha. That’s one of the reasons why Omaha is the perfect game for action junkies who relish the notion of flipping coins for large sums of money.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Deep-stack games like High Stakes Poker are the favorites among both poker pros and avid fans of televised poker. In these games, the most talented players shine and the most exciting action takes place.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“There’s never been a time when we’ve taken progressive action and regretted it.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“The first thing I do is lay out that melody and figure out how it has to hold here and then finish to land here, because you know in advance you’re going to want the melody to catch four things in the action.”

― Danny Elfman

“I love the idea of a movie hero in a thriller who is able to get ahead by just his brilliance, and not with a gun or by being an action hero.”

― Danny Strong

“I love action films. I don’t really like drama.”

― Danny Trejo

“You can’t compare the effect of multimedia-tasking and the effect of playing action games. They have totally different effects on different aspects of cognition, perception and attention.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“Action game players make more correct decisions per unit time. If you are a surgeon or you are in the middle of a battlefield, that can make all the difference.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“When people play action games, they’re changing the brain’s pathway responsible for visual processing. These games push the human visual system to the limits, and the brain adapts to it.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“It was always one of my favorite things, the action figures, the video games, when I was with WWE, even though I’m not a gamer. I would literally go out and buy the games just so I could play myself.”

― Dave Bautista

“I think that everyone would agree that something that Marvel has done brilliantly is weave comedy into all of their action movies.”

― Dave Filoni

“While some sit on the sidelines and fail to offer any practical solutions to address high gas prices now, the House is once again taking action to meet the energy needs of the American people.”

― Dave Reichert

“Sometimes inaction is worse than action.”

― Dave Rubin

“Assurance, action, and evidence influence each other in an ongoing process. This helix is like a coil, and as it spirals upward it expands and widens. These three elements of faith – assurance, action, and evidence – are not separate and discrete; rather, they are interrelated and continuous and cycle upward.”

― David A. Bednar

“True faith is focused in and on the Lord Jesus Christ and always leads to action.”

― David A. Bednar

“But the way people commonly use the word nowadays it means something all of whose parts are mutually interdependent – not only for their mutual action, but for their meaning and for their existence.”

― David Bohm

“Every actor I know pretty much wants to be a rock n’ roll star, and we’d all give it up to be in a rock n’ roll band, but we’re never going to do that. But being in cartoons – that’s as close as you get without being an action figure.”

― David Costabile

“Directing is not on my agenda, but writing is. I want to write everything from action, superhero films to quiet dramas, smaller films.”

― David Dastmalchian

“When you know that the offense isn’t just predicated on one guy and that every movement you make gives you a chance to be a part of the action, to make you a weapon, it’s empowering.”

― David Fizdale

“I did a movie with Jamie Foxx that was kind of action, and, you know, Jim Hopper’s a little bit action; he does throw a good punch.”

― David Harbour

“When politicians send their thoughts and prayers with no action, we say, ‘No more.’”

― David Hogg

“The ISI is above all a paramilitary organization. It doesn’t do all that much collection of intelligence. It’s not a very good spy agency, but it’s good at running covert action.”

― David Ignatius

“Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear.”

― David Joseph Schwartz

“Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories.”

― David Joseph Schwartz

“Keep this question in mind: ‘What would I think of this if I exchanged places with the other person?’ It paves the way to more successful action.”

― David Joseph Schwartz

“Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers.”

― David Kay

“It’s always irritated me that people say, ‘Where’s the action? Oh wow, there’s no action here; let’s go somewhere else.’ These people will never find the action.”

― David Lee Roth

“While filming ‘The Matrix,’ we studied how a Chinese fight-choreography team trains actors before production starts so that they can participate in action sequences in a more dynamic way.”

― David Leitch

“Coming from an action background, I always approach the action sequences in any script as kind of placeholders.”

― David Leitch

“I look at the action scenes as placeholders when I arrive on a script, knowing that I’m going to expand on them when I understand the constraints of the movie, the locations of where we’re shooting, the abilities of the actors, and where we want to go with the characters.”

― David Leitch

“There are a lot of big action movies that we’ve worked on where the attitude has been, ‘Let’s just get through this scene.’ Then you get those jumpy, what-were-they-thinking action sequences.”

― David Leitch

“The thing that I like about action sequences is that if they’re done well, you get to know more about the character in those few minutes than you do through 10 minutes of exposition.”

― David Leitch

“As a second unit director, you’re entrusted to shoot the action sequences. On every movie, it’s slightly different.”

― David Leitch

“Action is my first love. When I first started writing, my favorite movies were ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and ‘Aliens’, and that sort of thing.”

― David Leslie Johnson

“All the action, in semiconductors at the present time is in the new consumer applications, and that’s where we have focused our activities since we started doing our own products in the late ’90s.”

― David Milne

“We periodically note that there are no silver bullets, there are no magic formulas, there’s no single action or component of the overall… comprehensive civil-military approach.”

― David Petraeus

“I’m a little greedy for action scenes. I’m a martial artist, and any time I get to show off some of that art is great.”

― David Ramsey

“A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.”

― David Seabury

“Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action.”

― David Seabury

“Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.”

― David Viscott

“My representation overseas can’t stand me doing theatre because it takes me out of action. But it’s what I want to do. If it means passing up other possibilities, them’s the breaks.”

― David Wenham

“I get a lot of action scripts. I get low-budget vehicles that will end up right on the video shelf. I want to do movies that I want to talk about, that I’m proud of, but I also want to make a living.”

― Dean Cain

“Once you’re more aware of people’s needs, you can create action plans for others to follow. That way, you’re responsible for your own well-being, too.”

― Deepak Chopra

“All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.”

― Demosthenes

“The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.”

― Denis Diderot

“I’m not someone that loves dialogue – I am someone that loves movement. Action, if it’s well done, can be very poetic and meaningful.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“The National Action Party, in many ways, emulated the PRI in the way in which it conducted itself in government, supporting corporatist leaders, supporting corrupt oil worker union leaders.”

― Denise Dresser

“Because I write prose, when I sat down to write a comic, it feels like my brain’s working differently. It actually feels like different bits of my head are springing into action.”

― Denise Mina

“If we are prepared to invest the necessary time and effort, affirmative action can contribute to Harvard’s quality and not detract from it.”

― Derek Bok

“One of my goals is definitely break into film, and I want to do action movies as well.”

― Derek Theler

“I want do some kind of action movie, car chases and explosions.”

― Devon Sawa

“Id like to do an action film or a dark sort of independent piece.”

― Devon Sawa

“In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.”

― Diane Arbus

“Direct threats require decisive action.”

― Dick Cheney

“Twitter brings you closer. I mean, we see this over and over again from our users. It brings them closer to the action. It brings them closer to their heroes.”

― Dick Costolo

“No candidate can win a presidential race advocating gay marriage and opposing the military action in Iraq.”

― Dick Morris

“We should be biased toward action. We are trying to be a nimble and cohesive culture where people can be heard and there is openness and innovation.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“From my childhood, I have watched a lot of action films, and I am a big fan of Jackie Chan.”

― Disha Patani

“I am learning aerobics and gymnastics, so I would love to do an action film.”

― Disha Patani

“At CrowdStrike, we look for traces of the adversary and try to find out who the adversary is, what they are after, and what their tradecraft is. We also disseminate that information to enable collective action.”

― Dmitri Alperovitch

“As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington.”

― Doc Hastings

“Nicolas Cage is a great actor and he’s done some good action movies too.”

― Dolph Lundgren

“In 2016 the public voted by a majority to leave the E.U. As I can see from my mailbag, some are angry at being deprived of their hopes and expectations. They demand action to implement their vote, just as others require we should think again and abandon the project entirely.”

― Dominic Grieve

“Introducing a voting threshold for strike action would save the country billions, unleashing productivity gains from rail infrastructure to administration.”

― Dominic Raab

“I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn’t go, and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying to go where live action is.”

― Don Bluth

“May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan.”

― Don DeLillo

“The place of exciting innovation – where the action is – that’s Rhode Island!”

― Donald L. Carcieri

“People are tired of seeing politicians as all talk and no action.”

― Donald Trump

“As an action director, I always try to bring something fresh and new.”

― Donnie Yen

“From my experience as an actor, choreographer, action director, and producer, I understand the elements and the dynamics of being a film maker.”

― Donnie Yen

“It’s a blessing to be given a variety of roles to what I call an iconic action actor like myself.”

― Donnie Yen

“An action choreographer is kind of like a dance choreographer. You choreograph the moves and you let the director, cinematographer take into positioning their cameras.”

― Donnie Yen

“I have always been a great fan of Peter Chan and many other great directors who specialize in anything outside of action.”

― Donnie Yen

“Democracy can only spring from practising it early, and democratic action was not to expected from young people brought up under a close authoritarian system.”

― Dora Russell

“Journalism still, in a democracy, is the essential force to get the public educated and mobilized to take action on behalf of our ancient ideals.”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“A movie like ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ is so huge and complex – the spectacle and action is all-consuming – and that on its own is enough of a reason for a lot of people to see it.”

― Doug Liman

“I got in trouble in film school at USC because one of my Super-8 movies there, in the first semester, involved a snowmobile chase scene. I made an action scene, and they were like, ‘That wasn’t what you were supposed to be doing.’”

― Doug Liman

“I’ve got a short attention span, so it makes sense that I like movies because, for the most part, they immerse you in lots of action.”

― Doug Liman

“Normally, the action is just a gratuitous thing. In the case of Bourne, he was going to learn about himself in the action scenes.”

― Doug Liman

“When I was making ‘Bourne Identity,’ I wasn’t making a dumb action movie like they were expecting it to be.”

― Doug Liman

“Real laughter is spontaneous. Like water from the spring it bubbles forth a creation of mingled action and spontaneity – two magic potions in themselves – the very essence of laughter – the unrestrained emotion within us!”

― Douglas Fairbanks

“Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.”

― Douglas Horton

“Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.”

― Douglas Horton

“The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.”

― Douglas Hurd

“I played with two lines of action figures when I was a kid: G.I. Joe and Star Wars.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“With action films, it’s great if it’s not just driven by action, but by a good story and interesting characters, as well. Though, there’s nothin’ like kicking butt!”

― Dwayne Johnson

“I started in action, and then I went to comedy school.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“I’ve always wanted to do action movies.”

― Dylan O’Brien

“The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action – you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things.”

― E. Stanley Jones

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

― E. Stanley Jones

“After September 11, when the United States took action to overthrow the Taliban, our interests and Iran’s aligned, and we were able to coordinate quietly but effectively.”

― Earl Blumenauer

“Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq, the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult, and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished. It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq.”

― Earl Blumenauer

“In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.”

― Ed Koch

“Several of the energy companies want to do the right thing. It’s a matter of leveling the playing field though for them and that’s why corrective action here is necessary.”

― Ed Royce

“I definitely didn’t have any dreams of grandeur or dreams of becoming an action movie star.”

― Ed Skrein

“It is high time that the Arab world’s professed desire for peace is matched by responsible action, and not more of the same equivocation.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“I love horror, sci-fi and action, or I wouldn’t make these kinds of movies, but those designations are Trojan horses to make these personal comedies.”

― Edgar Wright

“Tony Scott, Walter Hill, Michael Mann – I’m a big action fan, full stop. And even though Michael Mann is the more celebrated film-maker than Tony Scott, I love them both in different ways.”

― Edgar Wright

“With WWE, it’s a massive machine, and you will air in 120 countries and have action figures and towels.”

― Edge

“The actuality of all of material Nature is therefore kept out of action and that of all corporeality along with it, including the actuality of my body, the body of the cognizing subject.”

― Edmund Husserl

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

― Edward de Bono

“General Reynolds immediately found himself engaged with a force which greatly outnumbered his own, and had scarcely made his dispositions for the action when he fell, mortally wounded, at the head of his advance.”

― Edward Everett

“It means that through knowledge have come responsibility and hope, and through both, action.”

― Edward Livingston

“When I got to GM they were using a matrix method of management which means everybody has more than one boss. I first heard about that system many years ago. It’s supposed to help with collaboration, but my assessment is that it’s pretty hard to get geared for action that way.”

― Edward Whitacre, Jr.

“I’ve done all sorts of different kinds of action. We did a thing in ‘Blood Diamond,’ the attack on Freetown, where I carefully staged the action but did not show the camera operators what we were going to film – so it has the feel of documentary, trying to capture something, and that gave it a whole different feel.”

― Edward Zwick

“The promise of an action movie to a certain audience is not a bad thing.”

― Edward Zwick

“Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”

― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“Prime Minister Menachem Begin ordered the destruction of an Iraqi nuclear reactor near Baghdad in 1981. This action delayed an Iraqi bomb by at least 15 years. The whole world condemned Israel – only to realize later how farsighted it had been.”

― Ehud Barak

“As one of the participants in the Aqaba summit, I can testify that Israel fully expected the Palestinian Authority’s newly reorganized and trained security agencies to take harsh action against the rejectionists who sought to wreck the peace process.”

― Ehud Olmert

“I would describe myself as eclectic: Bohemian in thought and conservative in action – or maybe it’s the other way around.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“Affirmative action is the most important antidiscrimination technique ever instituted in the United States. It is the one tool that has had a demonstrable effect on discrimination… Affirmative action, by all statistical measures, has been the central ingredient to the creation of the black middle class.”

― Eleanor Holmes Norton

“The essence of the stage is concentration and penetration. Of the screen action, movement, sweep.”

― Elia Kazan

“I will say nothing to an actor that cannot be translated into action.”

― Elia Kazan

“I’m going to make a film where not one word is really important. I’m going to make it all action.”

― Elia Kazan

“I don’t remember anything anybody said in any Jack Ford picture. Nothing happens except action.”

― Elia Kazan

“As a CEO, you have to take the active action to force most of your resources to stand idle from time to time – or go bankrupt.”

― Eliyahu Goldratt

“I secretly harbor the fantasy of becoming an action star at any moment. I know I’d be great at it.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“I think we need to raise our voices, and we need to demonstrate to the people we represent, as well as the American people, that their leaders have a responsibility to take action.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.”

― Elizabeth Gaskell

“Israel fights back, which is very much at odds with the Jewish instinct to discuss and deconstruct everything until action itself seems senseless.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“Satan well knows that success can only attend order and harmonious action. He well knows that every thing connected with Heaven is in perfect order.”

― Ellen G. White

“You can easily see why the experience of Jews would be helpful if you’re looking to get action on religious persecution.”

― Elliott Abrams

“It took me 20 years to buy an electric typewriter, because I was afraid it would be too sensitive. I like to bang the keys. I’m doing action stories, so that’s the way I like to do it.”

― Elmore Leonard

“I would ask to tweak stuff during the action, because I thought Elektra would more likely express herself with a slap, for example. I wanted to keep the characteristics of my character even during the fights and express the violence as she would do it, not like somebody else would.”

― Elodie Yung

“Watching daring, high-tech criminals in action, I have the same thought that probably occurs to other moviegoers: if these guys just held on to some of the money they spend on equipment, they wouldn’t have to turn to a life of crime.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Who would ever have thought that Robert Ludlum would have become the father of modern action cinema?”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Dominic Sherwood would always tell me a joke right before it was my take or my close up. He’d say a funny joke, and I couldn’t stop laughing, even after they said, ‘Action.’”

― Emeraude Toubia

“Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.”

― Emil Cioran

“Religious phenomena are naturally arranged in two fundamental categories: beliefs and rites. The first are states of opinion, and consist in representations; the second are determined modes of action.”

― Emile Durkheim

“I’ve always loved action.”

― Emily Deschanel

“No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution… revolution is but thought carried into action.”

― Emma Goldman

“Direct action is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism.”

― Emma Goldman

“I’m shockingly terrible at action movies.”

― Emma Stone

“What I do like is action, achievements, and results. Getting things done.”

― Enda Kenny

“We formatted our shows so that, at nine o’clock, we were in the heat of hard-hitting, fast-paced cruiserweight action, and it was so different from the WWE that it worked.”

― Eric Bischoff

“The action genre is not always the most synonymous with character development.”

― Eric Dane

“Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one’s balance and keep afloat.”

― Eric Hoffer

“It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.”

― Eric Hoffer

“One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action – the ability to pass directly from thought to action.”

― Eric Hoffer

“Every so often, you want to map out your plot mythology but never so specifically that you can’t let a story surprise you. You want to allow the type of action of the writer’s room so that you have the ability to take a left turn.”

― Eric Kripke

“In the end, arguing about affirmative action in selective colleges is like arguing about the size of a spigot while ignoring the pool and the pipeline that feed it. Slots at Duke and Princeton and Cal are finite.”

― Eric Liu

“On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther – the machine-gun is covering the square.”

― Erich Maria Remarque

“I want to do an action movie where they say, ‘Go the gym and get ripped like Linda Hamilton.’”

― Erika Christensen

“Conformism is a potent statement, and as much as we do talk about individuality in fashion, there’s a sense that people are fearful of not conforming and not being part of action.”

― Erin O’Connor

“Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That’s the only thing.”

― Ernest Gaines

“Never mistake motion for action.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation.”

― Ernst Haeckel

“Women look really sexy doing action on-screen, and it is my favorite genre.”

― Esha Gupta

“Success isn’t anything to do with being lucky. It’s knowing what you want, taking the necessary action, and believing you can achieve anything you set your mind to.”

― Esther McVey

“Imagine the action of a vaccine not just in terms of how it affects a single body, but also in terms of how it affects the collective body of a community.”

― Eula Biss

“My grandmother always used to tell me, if I had a problem, I was only allowed to complain for one second. Then I had to take action.”

― Euzhan Palcy

“If, by demanding revolutionary change, I run the risk of accomplishing nothing on behalf of the public, then I’m not sure that’s a responsible course of action.”

― Evan Bayh

“We are not imperialists. We don’t even try to take over Canada. It would be easy, although it might take a rear guard action to guard Anne Murray.”

― Evan Sayet

“Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“Contrary to the utopian rhetoric of social media enthusiasts, the Internet often makes the jump from deliberation to participation even more difficult, thwarting collective action under the heavy pressure of never-ending internal debate.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“I wouldn’t want to lose out on my macho action movie just because I told people I was queer.”

― Ezra Miller

“I was doing well in TV as a freelance cameraman, but it wasn’t the direction I wanted to go in. I directed videos and tried to put something cinematic in every one. Dialogue, action sequences, helicopter, Steadicam.”

― F. Gary Gray

“Most of music videos were short films – they had dialogue, action sequences. I shot with cranes and helicopters. I wanted to created cinema-like moments.”

― F. Gary Gray

“Action is character.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I felt a sense of fulfillment that an action plan, which I’d laid on the table on the 2nd of February 1990, had been fulfilled, had been properly implemented within the time frame which I envisaged.”

― F. W. de Klerk

“I feel with ‘Don 2’ I got an opportunity to do a very good action with the kind of pace that I would like an action film to have.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“To me ‘Qurbani’ was a good action film – it was fast, had one plot, and moved along at a pace, and it didn’t really divert attention.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“To me, action has to come from the plot.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“Affirmative action has been generally cast in terms of race. I think women themselves are not as cognizant of the role affirmative action has played in opening the doors for women.”

― Faye Wattleton

“The E.U. needs a strategy that marries a shared vision to common action.”

― Federica Mogherini

“The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.”

― Felix Adler

“According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts.”

― Ferdinand Mount

“For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character.”

― Ferdinand Mount

“The president is being denounced for not taking the kind of pre-emptive action in Afghanistan that he has been so passionately denounced for taking in Iraq. Damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.”

― Ferdinand Mount

“The objective of politics is always to build scenarios in which persons’ horizons can be expanded evermore. Any political action that is aimed at restricting individuals’ horizons is, as I see it, a regressive action in relation to the political values that I embrace.”

― Fernando Haddad

“The traditional stand adopted by the Cuban Revolution, which was always opposed to any action that could jeopardize the life of civilians, is well known.”

― Fidel Castro

“Music seems hard-wired into our very being. It moves us, stirs us to action, sets us in motion, sticks in our memories and minds.”

― Floyd Skloot

“Young people are already leading on climate action. I see it at rallies to reject the Keystone XL dirty tar sands pipeline. I see it in the push to demand justice for communities being run over by fracking operations.”

― Frances Beinecke

“Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations, our imaginations of our judgment. We no longer look to actions, trace their consequences, and then deduce the rule; we first make the rule, and then, right or wrong, force the action to square with it.”

― Frances Wright

“I am interested in seeing how a certain situation can develop with potential accidents. First, I am inspired by the acts of potential collaborators. It tends to be an action they have already done in a different context. I am very clear about the rules of the game, but once it’s launched, I don’t intervene at all.”

― Francis Alys

“Churchgoers in America are notorious for jumping into movements, even ideas that are hard to listen to. But when they actually have to change their lifestyle and do something about it, it rarely translates into action.”

― Francis Chan

“That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.”

― Francis Hutcheson

“Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action.”

― Francis Quarles

“Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.”

― Francis Quarles

“However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Whatever happened during the French presidential campaign will leave no hard feelings. I perfectly understand why Angela Merkel supported Nicolas Sarkozy because of the action they have taken together, even though I have questioned its results, and because of their shared political sensibility.”

― Francois Hollande

“The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.”

― Frank Herbert

“Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect – freedom of thought and freedom of action.”

― Frank Murphy

“We are losing our country and the freedoms we have enjoyed. As Bible-believing Christians, we are the ones who must take action before it’s too late.”

― Franklin Graham

“We know there are poets who are chosen: by what or whom, we no more know than what lies beyond our final breath, or what caused a certain action which resulted in the fulfillment or the desecration and collapse of what we most cared for in life.”

― Franz Wright

“If an actor is going to be an action hero, do it in a Robert Rodriguez movie, because that guy is going to make you look like a million bucks.”

― Freddy Rodriguez

“Not that pleading can be taken as a test, for the forms of action, notably Debt, ignore the fundamental difference between duties imposed by law and duties created by the will of the parties.”

― Frederick Pollock

“Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”

― G. M. Trevelyan

“I’m a big movie fan. After a show, if I’m on the bus or a plane, it’s often hard to get to sleep, so I’ll watch a film. An action film can even relax me.”

― Garth Brooks

“Nevertheless, this one fact should be apparent: turning the other cheek is a bribe. It is a valid form of action for only so long as the Christian is impotent politically or militarily.”

― Gary North

“Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the five minute whole into its structural parts – a descriptive preamble, the action of taking the cards, the development of the cards’ manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved.”

― Gavin Bryars

“I may never get my own action figure, but at least I think what I’m doing is really legitimate musically.”

― Gavin DeGraw

“I have a Web site that parents and girls can use to learn about Title IX and take action if they find their school is not in compliance. Thirty years after Title IX passed, 80 percent of schools are not in compliance.”

― Geena Davis

“If the EPA cannot or will not act to halt the toxic e-waste trade to developing nations, then Congress should take action.”

― Gene Green

“I was a huge fan of the Bruce Timm animated series and, of course, the live action ‘Lois & Clark’ series. I watched that when I was in college.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“Heritage Action is a self-interested fundraising organization led by a former Giuliani staffer who is not taking counsel from real conservatives… It is a worthless organization to the conservative movement. I’ll be the first to say that.”

― Geoff Davis

“The smug complacency of technology adverts disguises a pretty mixed picture, with too many people not connected, too many passive users of technologies designed for interactive, and far too much talk about empowerment but far too little action to make it happen.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“Big business increasingly likes to portray itself as socially concerned, adopting the style of civic action through ‘campaigns’ of varying degrees of cynicism.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“The wrongful arrest of tens of thousands of British Muslims after the September 11 attacks can be explained by the very poor intelligence the police had, and, just possibly, excused by the fact that a terrorist action in Britain linked to British Muslims would have been hugely damaging.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“I used to be able to pitch them on the basis of the zombie action, and I could hide the message inside that. Now, you can’t. The moment you mention the word ‘zombie,’ it’s got to be, ‘Hey, Brad Pitt paid $400 million to do that.’”

― George A. Romero

“I didn’t much care for the ‘Dawn’ remake. It was a well-made action movie but really wasn’t anything like my ‘Dawn Of The Dead.’”

― George A. Romero

“I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.”

― George Allen

“Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would be very wary of any military action in the light of Saddam Hussein’s willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in.”

― George Carey

“I’m interested to go other places, I’ve been the boy in the bubble since we’ve been shooting, I need to go travel a little bit, see where the action is, other than going to see family, of course.”

― George Eads

“I love action. I love stage combat.”

― George Eads

“The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.”

― George Eliot

“Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action.”

― George Gillespie

“The only cure for grief is action.”

― George Henry Lewes

“I want to be the team that creates the action more than be the reactor.”

― George Karl

“The goal of getting your genome done is not to tell you what you will die from, but it’s how to learn how to take action to prevent disease.”

― George M. Church

“We have the ability to completely change our environment to go… to take on… to inherit, in a certain sense, things far beyond our DNA, and that’s inheritable. And we can see evolution in action as our ideas evolve and undergo a kind of Darwinian selection not at the DNA level. And we can go off into space.”

― George M. Church

“I would say I have taken substantive action to make things easier for people.”

― George Osborne

“There was a real fear that a euro-zone bank might fail, that we’d have a sovereign debt problem in one of the larger European economies. That’s dissipated, thanks largely to the action of the European Central Bank.”

― George Osborne

“Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.”

― George Pierce Baker

“But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.”

― George Pierce Baker

“In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play, however great, loses much when not seen in action.”

― George Pierce Baker

“You can’t make an action movie without action, and so, you can’t make a romance movie without romance.”

― George Tillman, Jr.

“When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It’s going to be decisive.”

― George W. Bush

“The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.”

― George W. Bush

“Wonder was the grace of the country. Any action could be justified by that: the wonder it was rooted in. Period followed period, and finally the wonder was that things could be built so big. Bridges, skyscrapers, fortunes, all having a life first in the marketplace, still drew on the force of wonder.”

― George W. S. Trow

“Football is entertainment in which the audience is expected to delight in gladiatorial action that a growing portion of the audience knows may cause the players degenerative brain disease.”

― George Will

“A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.”

― Georges Bernanos

“A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he’s not a man of action. You must act as you breathe.”

― Georges Clemenceau

“Action and reaction are equal and opposite.”

― Gertrude Stein

“In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“There is a price to pay for most of our actions. For every action, there is a reaction.”

― Giancarlo Esposito

“Cable television stations in America are now producing such smart, in-depth, non-formula, character-based dramas. Film has turned more and more into big action or cartoons.”

― Gillian Armstrong

“I didn’t really watch action films growing up! I grew up on stuff like ‘Anne of Green Gables’ – that was more when I was in elementary school. It was all I ever watched.”

― Gina Carano

“We’ve just got to keep going. More. More work, more action, more results.”

― Gina Raimondo

“I don’t disagree with seeing a Rubens of a nude body, but I don’t believe in a nude body in action. With Rubens, thank goodness, they aren’t in action.”

― Ginger Rogers

“The danger of the Internet is cocooning with the like-minded online – of sending an email or Twitter and confusing that with action – while the real corporate and military and government centers of power go right on.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I looked up affirmative action once in Wikipedia, and it said, ‘A measure by which white men are discriminated against,’ and I got so mad.”

― Gloria Steinem

“There’s been the same kind of demonizing of the word ‘feminism’ as words like ‘liberal,’ ‘affirmative action,’ and so on.”

― Gloria Steinem

“In my own case, I’m an artist, and I’m really interested in expanding the vocabulary of human action, and basically empowering people through interactivity. I want people to discover themselves as actors, as creative actors, by having interactive experiences.”

― Golan Levin

“We haven’t given our brain the ability to actually analyze something clearly and appropriately before we speak and before we take action.”

― Goldie Hawn

“Collective European Union action could mean no hiding places for evaders, no safe haven for tax avoiders, and no treasure islands for money launderers.”

― Gordon Brown

“You cannot have Rwanda again because information would come out far more quickly about what is actually going on, and the public opinion would grow to the point where action would need to be taken.”

― Gordon Brown

“Both Marx and Christ agree that in this life, a right action is consideration for the welfare of others.”

― Gore Vidal

“I fail to see the issue that will shock the people of this great country of ours into some decisive action.”

― Graham Nash

“The powers, conditions, and desires that propel Mexicans and Central Americans into this country are so fundamental, so vast, that no action, legislative or other-wise, can discourage this flight.”

― Greg Boyle

“We in Congress must take action to keep assault weapons and high-capacity clips out of the hands of those who are so dangerous or deranged or deluded that they can snuff out the life of innocents on a whim.”

― Gregorio Sablan

“Every footstep we take, every action has a consequence. We breathe in weather, but we breathe out CO2. We’re responsible for weather and for climate.”

― Gretel Ehrlich

“An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.”

― Gro Harlem Brundtland

“The history of nations shows that words are not always immediately followed by action.”

― Gustav Stresemann

“When population shifts – brought about by fair housing laws, affirmative action and landmark school desegregation rulings – political power is challenged as well.”

― Gwen Ifill

“Our love of kung fu goes back to the Bruce Lee days in the 1970s. Outside the action, we loved the interesting, heartfelt stories and the dialogue. It was RZA’s idea to draw all that in there as samples.”

― Gza

“It’s mainly been the case where I do very few live action roles – not out of choice but more out of not getting asked.”

― H. Jon Benjamin

“I’m just grasping everything, getting as much knowledge as I can, and continuing to learn and not being afraid to take challenges and actually take action.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“Companies need to understand that the quicker they report product safety problems to CPSC, the quicker we can take action together and protect consumers from injuries.”

― Hal Stratton

“The reform process began with the historic consensus on the Charter of National Action, in which the Bahraini people decided on a new chapter of their history.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”

― Hannah Arendt

“Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.”

― Hannah Arendt

“In the future, I want to do an action movie! I’m going to get in shape, get ripped, and have my Chris Pratt transformation. And then become a movie star like that.”

― Hannibal Buress

“If public opinion still endorses military action that’s one thing, but if they wait maybe it will not. So it’s not only impatience, but there are several other factors.”

― Hans Blix

“I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could – with 100 per cent certainty – know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were.”

― Hans Blix

“I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard.”

― Hans Blix

“Never must the existence or the essence of man as a whole be made a stake in the hazards of action.”

― Hans Jonas

“I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.”

― Harold MacMillan

“It’s like the old rule-if you introduce a gun into the first act of a play, it’s going to be used in the third act. So if you do a movie about criminals, you have to accept there’s going to be Some action.”

― Harold Ramis

“The third fallacy is that affirmative action doesn’t work.”

― Harold Washington

“Affirmative action works but we’re going to need to muster all our political resources if we are to keep it in place.”

― Harold Washington

“What is so remarkable about the success of affirmative action is that it has been accomplished despite the Justice Department and the policies of the federal government.”

― Harold Washington

“There is a weapon we can fight with. That is the weapon of political action.”

― Harry Bridges

“We commend President Obama and his administration for taking this strong action against Iceland and its barbaric whaling industry… and we urge the President to take similar action against Japan and Norway as well!”

― Hayden Panettiere

“I’d love to do an action movie. Something with lots of stunts. Anything fast and dangerous and involving guns.”

― Hayley Atwell

“The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.”

― Heinrich Heine

“There are so many issues, so many opportunities to bring people together who have different perspectives, to develop action plans, and to have a significant impact on those issues.”

― Helen Johnson-Leipold

“They’re called ‘action scenes’ because they do the acting for you. You don’t have to act in action scenes. The action does it all for you. It’s great.”

― Helen Mirren

“What a man calls his ‘conscience’ is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.”

― Helen Rowland

“I used to be a fan of proportional representation, but I am not at all now I have seen it in action.”

― Helen Suzman

“As signs of climate instability increase, radical and rapid action is becoming ever more urgent.”

― Helena Norberg-Hodge

“Solitary decisions, no matter how well-founded they may appear to individuals, must belong to the past – along with national, unilateralist action.”

― Helmut Kohl

“Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”

― Henri Bergson

“When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves.”

― Henri Bergson

“Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“The whole action of the laws tended to increase the number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers, was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population.”

― Henry Charles Carey

“I’m really up for the challenge physically to go into sci-fi action, thinking-man’s action.”

― Henry Golding

“An action movie, a sci-fi action movie, would be my favourite thing in the world to do.”

― Henry Golding

“Fracture of the patella may be produced by muscular action or by direct violence. When produced by muscular action, it occurs thus: a person in danger of falling forwards attempts to recover himself by throwing the body backwards, and the violent action of the quadriceps extensor upon the patella snaps the bone transversely across.”

― Henry Gray

“I think when the president of the United States calls for military action, he should do it for a united people, especially when the methods have been so cruel, so explicitly directed at Americans.”

― Henry Kissinger

“Well, certainly one of the ironies of the success of affirmative action is that the middle class within the black community no longer lives within ‘black community’ by and large.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.”

― Henry Miller

“Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.”

― Henry Miller

“Basically, managing is about influencing action. Managing is about helping organizations and units to get things done, which means action. Sometimes, managers manage actions directly. They fight fires. They manage projects. They negotiate contracts.”

― Henry Mintzberg

“Right now I belong to the wonderful organization called The Children’s Action Network. The first thing we did was immunize 200,000 children across the country against childhood diseases.”

― Henry Winkler

“When the President makes something a priority, we see action.”

― Herb Kohl

“Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.”

― Herbert A. Simon

“Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves.”

― Herbert Hoover

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”

― Herbert Spencer

“Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion – by wind.”

― Hermann von Helmholtz

“The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished.”

― Hermann von Helmholtz

“As a born-again Christian, I believe God actively and directly influences me to action.”

― Herschel Walker

“’Monster Hunter’ was its own series, its own franchise, and it just so happened that we wanted to make a realistic fantasy-based action game, and because we had the staff available to make something like that, we’re able to make this game. The ideas for ‘Dragon’s Dogma’ came from a completely different place.”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“If ‘Castlevania’ wasn’t created next to me, and Capcom didn’t release ‘Ghouls n’ Goblins,’ then maybe there wouldn’t be any ‘Metal Gear,’ and I would have created a horror action game, because I really like that genre.”

― Hideo Kojima

“I’m not very good at action games in general and find most action games to be hard.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“I learned to be far more skeptical of what I’m told by presidents, no matter who the presidents are, and also to be much more cautious, always, in any action or vote that could lead to the use of American military power and most particularly what we call ‘boots on the ground.’”

― Hillary Clinton

“I really enjoy blocking and staging. I think most of visual storytelling is camera placement and how to stage action around the camera.”

― Hiro Murai

“I was fortunate to work on a few episodes of ‘Barry’ right before we shot ‘Atlanta.’ That was where I got my training wheels for action coverage.”

― Hiro Murai

“Directing action scenes is really just pure visual storytelling that just makes sense to me pretty intuitively.”

― Hiro Murai

“I never want to be the all-knowing god of the story, manipulating what’s to happen or the action.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“Sometimes I’m doing a big movie, or sometimes I’m doing a TV show, but as an actor, it’s almost the same thing for me. If I’m doing action, or comedy, or something more heartfelt, it’s a different approach, but it’s all acting for me.”

― Hiroyuki Sanada

“Action is just one of my skills.”

― Hiroyuki Sanada

“If there is an action scene, I want to do everything myself.”

― Hiroyuki Sanada

“Feature films seem geared toward very large budgets, action, broad comedy. That seems to dominate all year where it used to be relegated to summer.”

― Holly Hunter

“It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.”

― Honore de Balzac

“Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.”

― Honore de Balzac

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

― Honore de Balzac

“I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness that human action is by nature transient.”

― Horst Koehler

“The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action.”

― Howard Berman

“There’s action only if there is danger.”

― Howard Hawks

“Play off everyone against each other so that you have more avenues of action open to you.”

― Howard Hughes

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

― Howard Schultz

“Comic book fans have loved Wolverine, and all the ‘X-Men’ characters, for more than the action. I think that’s what set it apart from many of the other comic books. In the case of Wolverine, when he appeared, he was a revolution really. He was the first anti-hero.”

― Hugh Jackman

“It’s absolutely physically demanding to play the role of Wolverine. There’s a lot of action, and I try to do as much of it as I can because it’s better for the audience.”

― Hugh Jackman

“The writer must be a participant in the scene… like a film director who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work, and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least the main character.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“There is a quite a lot of effort involved but I find action sequences some of the quickest to write and the most fun.”

― Iain Banks

“You get so caught up in what you’re writing – action sequences tend to do that more than anything else because you’re living it, and feeling for your characters.”

― Iain Banks

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.”

― Ian Fleming

“Global actions require local and national participation. International cooperation and action requires community perspectives and legitimacy if it is to be effective.”

― Ian Goldin

“It is possible to argue that our present conception of revolution was staked out more securely in science than in political action.”

― Ian Hacking

“The coming together of like-minded individuals through action is what’s needed to see wide spread change for us, our planet and its creatures.”

― Ian Somerhalder

“The adrenaline feeling of jumping out of cliffs and bikes and all of that is very specific to the film. In ‘Pac Rim’ I’m not doing that so much. There isn’t that touch stonework for me in it, but there is a lot of action.”

― Idris Elba

“Congress must make it clear that common animal waste will not expose farmers to liability under Superfund, while ensuring continued action to clean up legitimate hazardous waste sites around the nation.”

― Ike Skelton

“Taking legal action against pirates is a headache for artists like me.”

― Ilaiyaraaja

“If there is any action that punishes imports to the North American market and encourages U.S. exports, you have to reflect it in a mirror action to counteract the change of incentives that this would make for activity and investment in Mexico.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“I know as I’m taking my dying breath, the ambulance guy will ask me why they cancelled Action.”

― Illeana Douglas

“Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.”

― Immanuel Kant

“A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose.”

― Immanuel Kant

“So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.”

― Immanuel Kant

“Fashion is an industry of action, not discussion.”

― Imran Amed

“The biographical novel sets out to document this truth, for character is plot, character development is action, and character fulfillment is resolution.”

― Irving Stone

“To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.”

― Isaac Newton

“I always feel at home doing a little bit of action.”

― Isaiah Mustafa

“It was never really my choice to be an action heroine.”

― Izabella Scorupco

“Governor Rauner talks about what he might get done or what he tried to get done. It’s past time for all his talk. It’s time for action. It’s what I’ve been doing my whole life.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“Affirmative action based on quotas is wrong – wrong because it is antithetical to the genius of the American idea: individual liberty.”

― Jack Kemp

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

― Jack Welch

“You measure your people and you take action on those that don’t measure up.”

― Jack Welch

“The life of an action star is very short. I want to be an actor like Robert De Niro, like Dustin Hoffman or Clint Eastwood who in their 70s or 80s can still act.”

― Jackie Chan

“I will make action movies, I think, for a few more years, another five years.”

― Jackie Chan

“I don’t want to be an action star, an action star’s life is so short. I want my life to get longer, I want my career to get longer.”

― Jackie Chan

“I now have two different audiences. There’s the one that has been watching my action films for 20 years, and the American family audience. American jokes, less fighting.”

― Jackie Chan

“I don’t want to be an action star; action star’s life is so short. I want my life to get longer. I want my career to get longer.”

― Jackie Chan

“It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”

― Jacob Bronowski

“The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.”

― Jacob Bronowski

“During ‘Race 2,’ I had to lean down completely because there was a lot of action scenes in it.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same. If we go down that road, where are we going?”

― Jacques Chirac

“I always loved Japanese movies. And they had an enormous impact in France – the Nouvelle Vague took so much from them. It taught us how the camera was placed in the centre of the action.”

― Jacques Perrin

“A sense of morality makes a person repetitive in thought and action. Such a person will obviously not get anywhere.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“I don’t know if I’m an action star or if that’s just how things are shaping up. I would hate to be boxed into that forever, but it’s probably just a strength as far as my type goes, and I’m fine with that.”

― Jai Courtney

“I’m not sure I’m comfortable with a reputation of being an action guy. That’s something I probably try to avoid, but I seem to keep making action movies.”

― Jai Courtney

“If people want to get into leadership through corrupt practices, through corrupt means, I think that’s detestable; we have to take action.”

― Jakaya Kikwete

“I’ve always wanted to be an action figure.”

― Jake Lloyd

“I’d like to be a superhero or a supervillain in a huge action movie. I want to play, like, the Joker or something like that.”

― Jake Paul

“Is there a better example of natural selection in action than ‘Project Runway?’”

― Jamais Cascio

“What made us different from other westerns was the fact that ‘Gunsmoke’ wasn’t just action and a lot of shooting; they were character-study shows.”

― James Arness

“I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action.”

― James Broughton

“If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take.”

― James Callaghan

“When somebody says, ‘Action,’ I act. When they say, ‘Cut,’ that’s my job. I’ve done it.”

― James Callis

“Memorial bracelets memorializing prisoners of war, missing in action, killed in action, and those who died of wounds or injuries sustained in a combat theater are authorized.”

― James F. Amos

“What a director really does is set the emotional temperature and the mood and the level, amount, or lack of, distance between the action and the character, and the character and the audience.”

― James Gray

“My life isn’t just one genre. It’s a romance one minute, an action movie the next – it’s actually rarely, rarely an action film, to be frank.”

― James Gunn

“What is frustrating people, me included, is that democratic action affects elections but what we get then from political leaders is greenwash.”

― James Hansen

“Vice: Whatever was passion in the contemplation of man, being brought forth by his will into action.”

― James Harrington

“All men of action are dreamers.”

― James Huneker

“The past history of our globe must be explained by what can be seen to be happening now. No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle.”

― James Hutton

“Although… the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.”

― James K. Polk

“The Senate are a branch of the treaty-making power, and by consulting them in advance of his own action upon important measures of foreign policy which may ultimately come before them for their consideration, the President secures harmony of action between that body and himself.”

― James K. Polk

“No one supposes that the government of the United States is supreme, beyond the sphere plainly defined by the constitution: Neither does any one deny that the State is supreme within its proper sphere of action.”

― James L. Petigru

“I want to be like Matt Damon and do a hugely successful thinking-man’s action franchise like ‘Bourne.’”

― James McAvoy

“British actors are pretty good, by and large, at turning on at ‘action’ and off at ‘cut.’”

― James Purefoy

“You really need to learn how to turn it on for ‘action’ and off for ‘cut.’”

― James Purefoy

“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.”

― James Russell Lowell

“Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.”

― James Russell Lowell

“I’ve always loved action movies. The first films I fell in love with were ‘Star Wars’ and Steven Spielberg films.”

― James Wan

“I love what I did in ‘Death Sentence,’ but that was a low budget action film.”

― James Wan

“The stuff I’m designing, I want my action scenes to be intense.”

― James Wan

“I’ve made one action movie. But nobody saw it, so I guess that doesn’t count for most people.”

― James Wan

“At no point was my career under threat, so I always knew that I would get back into action.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“I love how music and chants were used in the Civil Rights movement to help people keep marching. How songs were both a balm and a call to action.”

― Jamila Woods

“I really believe action will always be there and will never disappear.”

― Jan de Bont

“We are creating a fabulous franchise with an incredible female action hero.”

― Jan de Bont

“Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.”

― Jane Addams

“Story may not be a great addition to some games – games where action is the whole reason for the game to exist.”

― Jane Jensen

“What I have to outline is action and plot because I’m not particularly good at that.”

― Janet Evanovich

“I think that affirmative action programs can be very important.”

― Janet Reno

“Policy makers should be compelled to take action given the serious costs of long-term unemployment when overall unemployment is already high. A week of unemployment is worse when it is experienced as part of a longer spell.”

― Janet Yellen

“Patience, they say, is a virtue. Yet in times of emergency, the government needs to be able to make snap decisions and take bold, decisive action to protect the American people.”

― Jared Polis

“The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – or stimulus bill, as it is often called – is a perfect example in which dire circumstances necessitate immediate action. But with such large amounts of taxpayer money at stake, a hastily developed, under-thought-out plan could have been disastrous.”

― Jared Polis

“I’m not a director to make an action or horror film. That’s not for me.”

― Jason Alexander

“I don’t know if we have any action going on, so there shouldn’t be anybody worried about the rumors if it entails the Milwaukee Bucks. This is our team.”

― Jason Kidd

“I collect action figures, mostly. I have a Batman room, with just Batman stuff, and I have a Disney collection.”

― Jason Marsden

“I’m sure all actors have trouble. The guy who always plays the funny guy, he wants to be taken seriously. And there’s the action guy who wants to do serious stuff. Everyone’s grass is greener.”

― Jason Momoa

“That’s the challenging thing with TV; it’s not the action scenes per se, and it’s not the location scenes and the heavy dialog scenes, but the fact that there is just no let-up; there is no break.”

― Jason O’Mara

“I think it’s refreshing to have a character-driven ‘Batman’ story that isn’t just about action and getting out of scrapes.”

― Jason O’Mara

“If we want to talk about the movies that have made an impact in what I do in the action realm – Bruce Lee in ‘Enter the Dragon.’ I’ve watched that countless times.”

― Jason Statham

“If you’re gonna do action movies, you’re gonna get an injury at some point. It’s inevitable.”

― Jason Statham

“Action comedy, if you can get it right, it is, for me, a particularly brilliant genre. It really is.”

― Jason Statham

“I could take my grandma and put her in a cape, and they’ll put her on a green screen, and they’ll have stunt doubles come in and do all the action. Anybody can do it. They’re relying on stunt doubles and green screen and $200 million budgets – it’s all CGI created. To me, it’s not authentic.”

― Jason Statham

“A lot of action movies today seem to have scenes that just lead up to the action.”

― Jason Statham

“I know, a lot of the films I’ve done, it’s obvious I’m going to beat up six guys and just walk out the door. There’s not a lot of motivating factors – it’s just action for the sake of action.”

― Jason Statham

“I’m sure everyone that has ever done an action movie has just drooled over how full of talent Bruce Lee was and how unique he was.”

― Jason Statham

“For years, I’ve been wanting to do something that has a bit more of a dramatical drive and combine it with some action.”

― Jason Statham

“Justin Lin has just been exceptional with what he does with that vehicular action.”

― Jason Statham

“A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.”

― Jawaharlal Nehru

“Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.”

― Jawaharlal Nehru

“You watch the Supreme Court in action on these cases, and they are a conflicted court. However, when it comes to speech issues generally, the court has been protective.”

― Jay Alan Sekulow

“Every action we have is going to have repercussions in ways we could not anticipate.”

― Jay Asher

“More coming out about Saddam Hussein. We now know he takes Viagra and he has as many as six mistresses. No wonder Congress is reluctant to take action against this guy – he’s one of their own.”

― Jay Leno

“I think there is a case for strong action and intervention when there is criminality and when the leaders are corrupt or behaving in a criminal fashion.”

― Jay Weatherill

“Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things, are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil, select by the action of a peculiar mechanism, different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them.”

― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“In an action film you act in the action. If it’s a dramatic film you act in the drama.”

― Jean-Claude Van Damme

“What really helps a guy to become an action hero today is the directing of the movie. All those fast cuts.”

― Jean-Claude Van Damme

“The action films I will make in the future will be more believable and character-based. I am now on my second cycle of fame, and I want to make films that smell real and are truthful.”

― Jean-Claude Van Damme

“It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.”

― Jean Paul

“The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects.”

― Jean Piaget

“Is a faith without action a sincere faith?”

― Jean Racine

“There are several different ways we can get at unclogging the arteries of lending in America and helping working people achieve financial independence. Part of that is going to be through executive action. Part of that is going to be through reconciliation.”

― Jeb Hensarling

“We’re all capable of anything as human beings. Any emotion, any action. We really are.”

― Jeff Daniels

“Courage is action, not talk.”

― Jeff Rich

“Congress has taken an action now that makes it absolutely improper and illegal to use waterboarding… or any other form of torture by our military and by our other departments and agencies.”

― Jeff Sessions

“I’m not trying to be an action star, and I’m not trying to be a romantic-comedy guy.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“The idea that UN commitments should be followed by action is indeed a radical one, especially for the United States, where wilful neglect of its own commitments is the rule.”

― Jeffrey Sachs

“I still fall asleep with the TV on, because I’m used to falling asleep with people yelling ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’”

― Jennifer Lynch

“I like watching comedy shows. I only watch comedy or action.”

― Jennifer Winget

“I like action movies, and I prefer to watch a bad Hong Kong action movie to just about anything else.”

― Jennifer Yuh Nelson

“I only think in live action.”

― Jennifer Yuh Nelson

“I like action. It’s not typical, but it’s a passion.”

― Jennifer Yuh Nelson

“I couldn’t imagine screaming ‘Action!’ on an outdoor set over a wind machine or whatever.”

― Jennifer Yuh Nelson

“Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient. Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated. Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively.”

― Jenny Shipley

“The Platform for Action gives due emphasis to the fact that women globally have continued to have insufficient access to the resources necessary to achieve economic independence.”

― Jenny Shipley

“Comedy, drama, Westerns, sci-fi… it’s all fine if the story’s compelling and the character is interesting to me. I do like action a lot.”

― Jensen Ackles

“People generally think of Conservatives as competent, and they need to see that competence in action in delivering the public services that matter to everyone.”

― Jeremy Hunt

“I get bored watching action movies.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.”

― Jeremy Taylor

“There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are going and having characters in place, but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“Inaction may be the biggest form of action.”

― Jerry Brown

“I like the variety. But basically my choice of films is a small intimate film. Quiet film, no action, just people in relationships. That’s what I like the most.”

― Jerry Goldsmith

“I go where the action is.”

― Jerry Lewis

“In any ethical situation, the thing you want least to do is probably the right action.”

― Jerry Pournelle

“We completely support Commissioner Silver’s decision today regarding Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and praise him for his prompt investigation and action.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“There are many types of participation. One can observe so intensely that one becomes part of the action, but without being an active participant.”

― Jerzy Kosinski

“While I admire writers who are able to write with a vitality based on order and action, I work in a different vein. I often feel that if I can get the language just right, the language hypnotizes the reader.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“I’ve always loved action stuff.”

― Jesse Lee Soffer

“Government is like physics, you know – for every action, there’s a reaction.”

― Jesse Ventura

“Working on a film, the setup for an action sequence takes a long time, and we need to shoot the scene many times to get different angles.”

― Jet Li

“Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action, which produces further confusion, further misery.”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Presidential biography is, by its nature, out of scale; no character is bigger, no action greater, than the person and the doings of the American president.”

― Jill Lepore

“I can’t deny that some customers and prospects think it’s the key to our future. But it’s not. We’re certainly supportive of the Dept. of Justice and the 20 states that have brought this action.”

― Jim Barksdale

“I run a program called Amer-I-Can. We’ve taught in prisons, schools, juvenile facilities and we teach in the community. We have the greatest record from the standpoint of dealing with grade point averages, disciplinary action and attendance in schools.”

― Jim Brown

“In addition, it is very likely that United States action in Iraq caused Iran to open its nuclear facilities for international inspection and suspend its uranium enrichment activities.”

― Jim Gerlach

“Prior to ‘Action’ and ‘Justice League 1,’ there was no label ‘superhero’ for a superpowered being. It’s really the emergence of Superman and the Justice League that gets the public comfortable with the idea of people amongst us who have extraordinary power and that they’ve agreed to be our champions.”

― Jim Lee

“It is not scientifically possible to accurately predict the outcome of an action. To suggest otherwise runs contrary to historical experience and the nature of war.”

― Jim Mattis

“It is not necessary, nor appropriate, to sow dissent and misrepresent employees or constantly to threaten industrial action.”

― Jim Ratcliffe

“Congress first took action against steroids by passing The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990.”

― Jim Sensenbrenner

“So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans, we say, ‘Where is faith being put into action here?’”

― Jim Wallis

“Affirmative action was designed to recognize the uniquely difficult journey of African-Americans. This policy was justifiable and understandable, even to those who came from white cultural groups that had also suffered in socio-economic terms from the Civil War and its aftermath.”

― Jim Webb

“The POW camps of North Vietnam were packed with Air Force and Naval Academy graduates. The six midshipmen in my Naval Academy class of 1968 who served as liaisons between the Marine Corps and the Brigade of Midshipmen later suffered nine Purple Hearts in Vietnam, and one man killed in action.”

― Jim Webb

“Swinging a gold club is sort of a throwing action, and even as a kid, I could throw things far and fast.”

― Jimmy Walker

“I have long argued that ISIS and Assad are not separate problems to be chosen between, but are action and reaction, cause and symptom, chicken and egg: impossible to untangle no matter how much we might like to.”

― Jo Cox

“Since signing up to Think Act Report, the majority of members are taking more action and publishing more information on gender equality.”

― Jo Swinson

“Action is the antidote to despair.”

― Joan Baez

“Compassionate action emerges from the sense of openness, connectedness, and discernment you have created.”

― Joan Halifax

“When there were cases of Ebola in the States, I respected that people wanted to address concerns and take some sort of action, but the focus turned completely to the U.S. At one point, we started to wonder, Where is the Ebola epidemic happening? The States – or West Africa?”

― Joanne Liu

“Action scenes get me so excited, and my adrenaline starts pumping.”

― Jodi Lyn O’Keefe

“I believe that worrying about the problems plaguing our planet without taking steps to confront them is absolutely irrelevant. The only thing that changes this world is taking action.”

― Jody Williams

“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

“Everything changed in Bosnia, when General Wesley Clark proved that you could fight a war with high- level precision air strikes and a bare minimum of ground action.”

― Joe Bob Briggs

“I like the physical action of writing down by hand, and I don’t just use it for writing my fiction.”

― Joe Haldeman

“We know that Medicare is set to go bankrupt in 2024 with no action, and social security is set to be insolvent by 2037.”

― Joe Heck

“With ‘Toy Story,’ which is a fantastic film but is essentially animation, you get to make all your decisions beforehand. ‘Jumanji’ is shot much like any other action film.”

― Joe Johnston

“Affirmative action was always racial justice on the cheap.”

― Joe Klein

“Edgar Rice Burroughs taught me pace and gave me a sense of action and adventure.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“Apartment living is tough action. Just the whole idea that you share a washer and dryer always freaked me out.”

― Joe Rogan

“We’re constantly striving to bring something new and different to the table, either in the way that we’re using the cameras, or the storytelling we’re using in the scene, or the way that the characters are being motivated by the action.”

― Joe Russo

“And I agreed the feeling of action as he was flying or jumping or leaping – a flowing cape would give it movement. It really helped, and it was very easy to draw.”

― Joe Shuster

“It feels so good to be able to be part of an action flick like ‘The Raid’ and to read the rave reviews in a number of film festivals.”

― Joe Taslim

“I’d never really imagined myself as an action star.”

― Joel Edgerton

“I’ve made a lot of stupid action films. But when we made The Matrix, we saw that people wanted more than that.”

― Joel Silver

“The action genre is kind of designed for a young male audience. But we found on ‘The Matrix’ that we hit the Valhalla of movie making, which is the four quadrant audience – the young male audience, the older male audience, the young female audience and the older female audience.”

― Joel Silver

“Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the result of a certain habituation, or of the influence of the mind.”

― Johannes P. Muller

“To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves, is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism.”

― Johannes P. Muller

“Politics follows the lines of physics: every action creates an equal and opposite reaction.”

― John Avlon

“The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check.”

― John Bates Clark

“Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all.”

― John Burns

“There is often, in the affairs of government, more efficiency and wisdom in non-action than in action.”

― John C. Calhoun

“Most people don’t like change. They revolt against it unless they can clearly see the advantage it brings. For that reason, when good leaders prepare to take action or make changes, they take people through a process to get them ready for it.”

― John C. Maxwell

“We have concluded that the U.K. chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted. Military action at that time was not a last resort.”

― John Chilcot

“I feel like I’m a filmmaker; I don’t feel I need to yell action and cut.”

― John Cusack

“Physical activity can get you going when you are immobilized. Get action in your life, and don’t just talk about it. Get into the arena!”

― John Davidson

“The whole action around a carbon pricing mechanism, or carbon tax, is what you do with the money. Both France and Washington state proposed solving climate on the backs of workers. And that’s a bad strategy.”

― John Delaney

“The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action. After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order.”

― John Desmond Bernal

“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.”

― John Dewey

“I’m thinking in terms of a point of departure, a field of action for performers to express an expressive need of mine which hopefully the context of music would convey.”

― John Eaton

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”

― John F. Kennedy

“As you can probably tell, I like films and directors that bring a totally unique style to filming action.”

― John Foster

“A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.”

― John Galsworthy

“A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.”

― John Galsworthy

“My style was always to put the audience in the driving seat, so they feel they’re a part of the action.”

― John Glen

“There are some long silences in Scandinavian and some Japanese films, when the audience knows action is taking place, but the audience hears no action.”

― John Henrik Clarke

“I stumbled into this business, I didn’t train for it. I yelled ‘Action!’ on my first two movies before the camera was turned on.”

― John Hughes

“To have a song work for the movie, it can’t just be written apart and shoved in. It’s got to come out of the action. It’s got to talk about the characters, not the story: it has to augment that action.”

― John Hughes

“But let no one be under any doubt that the scale of the challenge that Europe faces in this emerging global economy is immense and the practical pace of our collective action to meet these challenge to date has just been too slow.”

― John Hutton

“Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles.”

― John Kasich

“The conventional Aristotelian plot proceeds by means of a protagonist, an antagonist, and a series of events comprising a rising action, climax and denouement.”

― John Kessel

“Visual-effects shots should flow into the rest of the live action, and you shouldn’t be able to see a difference.”

― John Knoll

“I really don’t storyboard unless it’s an action sequence of some kind, but I plan carefully.”

― John Lee Hancock

“If you look at what happened with Underground Railroad, there is so much action. There is so much intrigue; there is so much of historical importance.”

― John Legend

“I like a lot of documentaries, I like political movies and political thrillers. But I also like a good action movie. I like a pretty wide range.”

― John Legend

“There is a need for a movement of non-violent direct action.”

― John Lewis

“Examine our every action through the lens of how we would feel if it were to become front page news.”

― John Mackey

“The government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action, and its laws, when made in pursuance of the constitution, form the supreme law of the land.”

― John Marshall

“The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action.”

― John Mason Brown

“We need to listen to the views and respect the collective will of our democratic allies. When we believe that international action is necessary, whether military, economic, or diplomatic, we will try to persuade our friends that we are right. But we, in return, must also be willing to be persuaded by them.”

― John McCain

“Before I did any action movies, I did a couple of thrillers. That’s hung around for me.”

― John McTiernan

“I knew I wanted to do a movie, an action movie, and when I left WWE in 2011, I didn’t specifically know. I didn’t leave to do ‘Boone: The Bounty Hunter.’”

― John Morrison

“’Lucha Underground’ is like a combination of Lucha Libre, American Pro Wrestling, and gridy action films. It’s got a lot of things I like – action, wrestling, and really good storytelling.”

― John Morrison

“I’ve always appreciated a creative approach to action, doing things that people don’t expect, tweaking things to make them different.”

― John Morrison

“When I see action sequences I like, I imagine what I would do if it were me in the fight.”

― John Morrison

“We will never abdicate the security of the United States to a foreign country or refrain from taking action when appropriate. But we cannot ignore the reality that cooperative counterterrorism activities are a key to our national defense.”

― John O. Brennan

“Bouncing a sitting president requires conscious action, a national decision to redirect the country’s course. This cuts against the grain, and that’s why incumbents have a natural advantage.”

― John Podhoretz

“’Unlikely Brothers’ talks about the importance of citizen action and shows why and how we can make a difference.”

― John Prendergast

“Republicans can be a funny bunch. They’re against affirmative action, but they always seem to be able to find people of color to fill a slot just when they’re most needed.”

― John Ridley

“You have to design and program differently. Combat action in an MMO is so different to combat in a first-person shooter.”

― John Romero

“Working for the ‘Miami Herald’ in 1972, I covered street action for both the Republican and Democratic national conventions in Miami and saw probably the most violent conventions ever – more violent than even 1968 in Chicago.”

― John Sandford

“My basis of morality is this: does this action enhance life, or does it denigrate life? Does it build up or does it tear down?”

― John Shelby Spong

“The name of Jesus, like a secret charm, awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts, and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness, and every desire of dutiful obedience, which constitute Christian purity.”

― John Strachan

“All action is for the sake of some end; and rules of action, it seems natural to suppose, must take their whole character and color from the end to which they are subservient.”

― John Stuart Mill

“I think we’ll build a consensus for action on Social Security reform which will reduce that long-term unfunded obligation and put the system on a sustainable basis.”

― John W. Snow

“Prayer is where the action is.”

― John Wesley

“I think I have been stereotyped as an action director in Hollywood, so all I got were the action scripts.”

― John Woo

“There is absolutely no Wuxia or martial arts in ‘Red Cliff.’ I want all the action to look realistic.”

― John Woo

“Al Qaeda operates by launching surprise attacks on civilian targets with the goal of massive casualties. Our only means for preventing future attacks, which could use WMDs, is by acquiring information that allows for pre-emptive action.”

― John Yoo

“I’m walking around our apartment right now, and I see tons of action figures everywhere. There’s Spider-Man stuff, old 1996 WWF figures, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Marvel stuff.”

― Johnny Gargano

“Mysteries and thrillers are not the same things, though they are literary siblings. Roughly put, I would say the distinction is that mysteries emphasize motive and psychology whereas thrillers rely more heavily on action and plot.”

― Jon Meacham

“Here’s the point – you’re looking at affirmative action, and you’re looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana, no need for quotas, because really, who’s gonna wanna work?”

― Jon Stewart

“I go everywhere in the state and I listen to Montanans, whether it’s in conservative areas or liberal areas, and take those ideas back to Washington, D.C., and put them into action.”

― Jon Tester

“A lot of writing is a form of seeing – putting down what you see in terms of action and landscape.”

― Jonathan Ames

“If you know how to shoot a scene, then you know how to shoot an action scene. If you’ve seen an action movie, and you watched it, and you paid attention to how scenes are constructed and where the camera is and how the camera moves, then you know how to do it.”

― Jonathan Levine

“I really want to do something where I can show my physicality – something with a lot of action. Action would be fun. I’d really like to do that.”

― Jonathan Lipnicki

“I love weird science. I love weird action. I love weird characters.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“Jim Rollins is the king of the weird science action genre.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“I’m a big action junkie. I grew up on the ’80s action movies – the bad ones and the good ones.”

― Jonathan Tropper

“I have never once claimed that I have a Combat Action Badge. I have never claimed that I have a Purple Heart. What I have claimed is that I have served in a combat zone.”

― Joni Ernst

“I like action more than anything touchy-feely.”

― Jordana Brewster

“Words must be matched by action if change is to become lasting.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever.”

― Jose Marti

“Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.”

― Jose Marti

“To be without guile is to be free of deceit, cunning, hypocrisy, and dishonesty in thought or action.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.”

― Joseph Conrad

“An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.”

― Joseph Conrad

“We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.”

― Joseph de Maistre

“We know the ideal isn’t where the action is.”

― Joseph Epstein

“Justice is the truth in action.”

― Joseph Joubert

“The same stimulus that animates men to action, will have a proportionate effect on juvenile minds.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“When markets fail, as they often do, collective action becomes imperative.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“I have a tendency to drift toward action. Some of my favorite films are ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘The Fifth Element,’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ and ‘The Avengers.’”

― Josephine Langford

“Some memorizers arbitrarily associate each playing card with a familiar person or object, so that the king of clubs is represented by, say, Tony Danza. The grand masters associate each card with a person, an action, or an object so that every group of three cards can be converted into a sentence.”

― Joshua Foer

“I would love to play the Femme Fatale or an action role like Trinity in the Matrix or something like that. You know, a part with a lot of costume changes.”

― Josie Maran

“I tend to tell stories that have a lot of momentum; it’s not like ‘and then months later…’ I like things where the momentum of one action rolls into the next one so everything is the sum of that.”

― Joss Whedon

“It’s only recently women got to be action heroes on TV. Progress is slow, and often non-existent. There’s plenty of cool comics with female characters… But all it takes is one Catwoman to set the cause back a decade.”

― Joss Whedon

“I like horror; I like comedy; I like drama; I like action; I like female heroes.”

― Joss Whedon

“As a democratic society, Malawi has a moral obligation to ensure that each and every injustice, whether through acts of commission or omission, is met with deliberate and tangible action.”

― Joyce Banda

“Poetry is a call to action, and it also is action.”

― Juan Felipe Herrera

“Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic.”

― Judd Gregg

“I didn’t get a lot of industry action after ‘Fast Times.’”

― Judge Reinhold

“Party action should follow, not precede the creation of a dominant popular sentiment.”

― Judith Ellen Foster

“The one thing I haven’t done that would be so cool would be, like, an action movie. Like a real action, Jason Bourne movie or something.”

― Judy Greer

“I always work with two cameras. Its kind of like I’m hypnotizing the subject with the flashing. It’s a bombardment of action, flashes, and I think it helps them to ease into the process.”

― Juergen Teller

“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”

― Jules Renard

“It is certain that the inanimate objects by which you are surrounded have a direct action on the brain.”

― Jules Verne

“He who is mistaken in an action which he sincerely believes to be right may be an enemy, but retains our esteem.”

― Jules Verne

“Dost thou know what life is, my child? Hast thou comprehended the action of those springs which produce existence? Hast thou examined thyself?”

― Jules Verne

“I work out a lot, but I like to do action sports. A lot of surfing, mountain-biking.”

― Julia Mancuso

“Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform.”

― Julian Assange

“Economics is uncertain because its fundamental subject matter is not money but human action. That’s why economics is not the dismal science, it’s no science at all.”

― Julian Baggini

“Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action.”

― Julian Bond

“And because he knows that we don’t have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers.”

― Julian Castro

“To make big steps, you’ve got to take action yourself and not listen to other people.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“As female athletes all over the world have discovered the hard way, changing cultures and mindsets takes action.”

― Julie Foudy

“I’m always excited when I make it on anyone’s list – even if it’s for affirmative action. My attitude is, ‘Am I the token woman on this list? Because I’ll take it.’”

― Julie Klausner

“If you write a good action sequence well in a novel, you’re already writing it for film, because the only way to do it well is to use some of the same tricks. They’re rhetorical, not visual, but it’s the same move.”

― Justin Cronin

“Every movie has the thing it’s about, and then, deep down, it has this thing that it’s really about. ‘Star Wars’ is not really about a space opera, action, and the galactic quest. It’s about self-doubt.”

― Justin Simien

“When we dare to hope for a certain outcome and take action after action toward that outcome, we’re dealing with nothing less than the spirit of creativity itself.”

― Justine Musk

“As the anti-slavery community, we must together ensure that this attention is transferred into concrete action and results.”

― Kailash Satyarthi

“No one can decide what you should do, what course of action you should take to get where you wanna go, except for yourself.”

― Kali Uchis

“There’s no particular method or course of action that I take in order to decide who I’m going to work with besides feeling complete and total respect and admiration for that artist.”

― Kali Uchis

“As for the best ’80s action movie, I’m going to be predictable here and say ‘Die Hard.’ I watch that movie at least twice a year. Perfect script.”

― Kameron Hurley

“In ‘Rangoon’, I play an action star of the 1940s.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“I am incapable of directing a film like ‘Agneenath.’ I can do only what I am good at, so I would have been the worst choice to direct it. It has aggression, action and an inherent violence in it – things I am not capable of directing in my films.”

― Karan Johar

“What goalkeeper doesn’t like a little action?”

― Karen Bardsley

“It’s a feeling I can’t describe, to see my work in action. The best is when an artist is appreciative.”

― Karen Civil

“Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.”

― Karen Horney

“I’m pleased the committee recommended no action, as I know I did nothing wrong.”

― Karen McCarthy

“I love ‘The Guardian’ series. Bianca St. Ives is one of my favorite heroines ever, and the combination of action, suspense, and romance makes her story pure fun to write.”

― Karen Robards

“Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it, is not a random observation of random objects; for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action.”

― Karl Jaspers

“You’d be surprised how hard it can often be to translate an action into an idea.”

― Karl Kraus

“A Labour party is not a debating club, it is a party of action.”

― Karl Radek

“Apparently, I’m very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That’s why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That’s my party trick.”

― Kate Beckinsale

“I’m a fan of action movies.”

― Kate Beckinsale

“I grew up watching science fiction and action movies. I love it. I absolutely love it!”

― Katee Sackhoff

“As long as people want to see me do this action and sci-fi stuff, it would be wrong of me to deny the fans what they want to see.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“If Al Gore had allowed us and if the Florida Supreme Court had not intervened and rewritten the law, which they’re not supposed to do, we could have certified, which is a mere procedural action, and then after that, they could have petitioned any justice for a recount statewide with uniform standards.”

― Katherine Harris

“When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“There is definitely something that has to be said for me liking the action, Lara Croft type stuff. I really want to explore that side of me.”

― Katie Cassidy

“As governor, I will work to ensure the Department of Environmental Protection issues the Climate Action Plan and will seek to implement the plan’s recommendations.”

― Katie McGinty

“I’d like to do an action film like Angelina Jolie’s ‘Salt.’”

― Katrina Kaif

“Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.”

― Kay Bailey Hutchison

“What attracted me to ‘The Maze Runner’ is its pure action.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“Action leads to Attention. that in the short-term releases Rewarding brain chemicals and in the long term improves reproductive success.”

― Keith Henson

“’Immortals’ is all action. I love action movies. That’s really where I want to spearhead my career.”

― Kellan Lutz

“I would love to get into feature films; I’m willing to do an action flick, I’m willing to do a romantic comedy.”

― Kelli Berglund

“There weren’t a lot of action roles growing up – there were a few, maybe, like Wonder Woman, but then it wasn’t real action.”

― Kelly Hu

“I’m a walk-on guy. When the director says, ‘Action,’ I’m on.”

― Kelsey Grammer

“Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries.”

― Kenneth Clarke

“The upward move at the beginning of a bull market is almost always huge compared with the vacillations late in the bear market. If you try to pick a bottom, you will miss a good part of the action.”

― Kenneth Fisher

“I don’t believe in hope. I believe in action, if I’m an apostle of anything: There are always going to be complications, but to a large degree, everything is in your hands.”

― Kerry James Marshall

“From education to the environment, from high wages to health care to human rights, California is proof that progressive policies put into action improve the human condition of all individuals.”

― Kevin de Leon

“I don’t really like talking. I like to execute. I’m not a talking person. I’m an action person.”

― Kevin Gates

“Social engineering is using manipulation, influence and deception to get a person, a trusted insider within an organization, to comply with a request, and the request is usually to release information or to perform some sort of action item that benefits that attacker.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“My dream is to get a role where I get to do little bit of action.”

― Kiara Advani

“One of the big draws of the show is here’s a guy who is ordinary in a lot of ways but, due to his profession, he’s placed in extraordinary situations that he has to make right with action and with thought. That’s what is appealing about Jack – he takes charge.”

― Kiefer Sutherland

“Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.”

― Kingsley Amis

“I just don’t want to be the damsel in distress. I’ll scream on the balcony, but you’ve got to let me do a little action here.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“I want to play an action hero. I’m ready for roles that totally aren’t me.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“I love action. I love doing fight scenes; I always have. I love it.”

― Kit Harington

“There’s steps that I’ve taken already, and each week, talking with the sports psychologist on a routine basis and working with the different programs that we’re going through. This is all stuff that you can say you’re going to make a difference, but I’m putting it into action.”

― Kurt Busch

“The trap in Hamlet is he’s the most passive of Shakespeare’s characters. He’s not a Richard III, not out there taking a lot of action. It’s a lot of asides and soliloquies where he’s wrapped in angst, and that’s not a very interesting character.”

― Kurt Sutter

“Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.”

― Kwame Nkrumah

“When I was a kid, I was really into the shows my older brothers were into. I got all the action figures handed down to me, but I couldn’t go to the store to buy new ones because they were discontinued; they didn’t exist anymore.”

― Kyle Mooney

“The key to a resilient global recovery, where growth in each country advances growth in every country, is action directed at supporting demand at home.”

― Lael Brainard

“Discipline and united action are the real source of strength for the nation.”

― Lal Bahadur Shastri

“We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual action movie is received by the world.”

― Lana Wachowski

“In silent films, quite complex plots are built around action, setting, and the actors’ gestures and facial expressions, with a very few storyboards to nail down specific plot points.”

― Laurie R. King

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

― Lauryn Hill

“I have always tried to be clear that my states are stages of justice reasoning, not of emotions, aspirations, or action.”

― Lawrence Kohlberg

“Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society.”

― Lawrence Kohlberg

“Tax reform likely will be the first policy action in a Trump administration. A close second will be a thorough repeal and rewrite of Obamacare, restoring a freer market with true consumer choice and competition among providers.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.”

― Learned Hand

“A Bond movie falls into a specific genre, and you have to provide certain elements. You must respect the fact it’s essentially about girls, guns, gadgets, and big action.”

― Lee Tamahori

“The question I get more than any other is, ‘What does it mean to direct an animated film?’ And the reality is that it’s not a whole lot different from what you do in live action.”

― Lee Unkrich

“If significant amounts of time go by without suspenseful action – which is often most powerfully motivated by backstory – the story loses momentum, and readers lose interest.”

― Leigh Michaels

“Every action needs to be prompted by a motive.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“I don’t watch anything of mine much. I haven’t gone to drama school, or college, either. I just like to watch other actors in action. I learned so much from working with De Niro. I’d be in a scene with him where I was supposed to be acting, and I was just watching.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“Goals help you channel your energy into action.”

― Les Brown

“As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies, but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved.”

― Lester B. Pearson

“A child’s greatest achievements are possible in play, achievements that tomorrow will become her basic level of real action.”

― Lev Vygotsky

“Action can cure fear and hesitation and doubt.”

― Lewis Howes

“The earth is the Lord’s fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.”

― Lewis Mumford

“I swear, if anyone near me even so much as whispers the sentence ‘Women probably don’t want to direct,’ my fist will fly as a reflex action.”

― Lexi Alexander

“People have to fix whatever bias they have, and I see this bias consistently, all the time, towards women directors. They’re just not being trusted with action.”

― Lexi Alexander

“I’m not really the kind of girl that goes for action films.”

― Lexi Alexander

“Hollywood is throwing action movies at me.”

― Liam Neeson

“As you know, Hollywood loves to pigeonhole all the actors and actresses, and suddenly I got ‘re-pigeonholed’ as an action actor.”

― Liam Neeson

“When my grandpa was moved to physical action, you felt utter terror.”

― Liev Schreiber

“I never thought I would say this, but I’m desperate to do an action film.”

― Lily James

“I’m a really hectic dreamer; I never wake up not out of a dream, and there’s loads going on, lots of action, big blockbuster dreams, they’re all major enterprises.”

― Linda Grant

“I have a surfboard that says ‘Linda Hunt Choice TV Actress: Action.’ I am an action star! I don’t know what that is about, but I like it.”

― Linda Hunt

“An action doesn’t have to be wrong just because it is not logical. It doesn’t have to be right just because it has its logic.”

― Lion Feuchtwanger

“The Attorney General must identify threats to Illinoisans’ financial security and take action to protect people.”

― Lisa Madigan

“I want to do action, romantic comedy, and I love drama.”

― Liya Kebede

“I think I’ve written 40 books, and none of them have been heavy on action. I’m an introspective person.”

― Lois Lowry

“Well, if the NATO countries don’t make more of their troops usable and don’t get the equipment to get them fast where the action is, then the organisation will suffer and will increasingly become irrelevant.”

― Lord Robertson

“The action pictures I’ve been typically involved with, when somebody gets punched, you really feel the punching, and when somebody gets shot, you really feel the shot.”

― Lorenzo di Bonaventura

“The answer is never violence. Rather, the answer, our answer, all our answer must be action. Calm, peaceful, collaborative and determined action.”

― Loretta Lynch

“In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.”

― Louis D. Brandeis

“In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century.”

― Louis Finkelstein

“The only time I was really free was when the director said ‘Action’ in front of a camera or on the stage, and that’s when I flew.”

― Louis Gossett, Jr.

“’Monster Trucks’ is like a big action movie.”

― Lucas Till

“Most actors are like, ‘I want to be more like Marlon Brando.’ But when I was a little kid, I just wanted to be an action hero! Then I grew up, and my interests were different.”

― Lucas Till

“Growing up, I’d watch ‘Rambo’ or ‘Commando,’ and so many action heroes were these huge guys with six-pack abs. It almost became a novelty.”

― Lucas Till

“Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“The nations of Europe constitute a federative league, a commonwealth of nations which, though it has no central head, is so intimate and elaborate as to subject the action, and sometimes even the internal affairs, of each to surveillance and intervention on the part of all the others.”

― Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II

“People use location as a language in films, and Quentin uses action as a language in his films. There’s really not a lot of violence. It’s more of an emotional beat than it is a physical beat.”

― Lucy Liu

“Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy.”

― Luigi Pirandello

“When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.”

― Luigi Pirandello

“We’ve advanced in the construction of a true free-trade area across South America… What’s needed now is less rhetoric and more action.”

― Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

“I really loved ‘Fast Five.’ I thought it was a brilliant movie. I thought it was so well done, well directed. The action sequences were really well thought out. It looked fantastic.”

― Luke Evans

“Our forefathers got it; they got it, man. They took godly principles and they put them into action, and they developed our Constitution – the land of freedom where each man is accountable and responsible for his actions.”

― Luke Scott

“The old interests of aristocracy – the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war – faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization.”

― Lytton Strachey

“I like action movies! Action movies are awesome.”

― Mackenzie Foy

“I am dying to do an action movie. I can do my own stunts; I can do this.”

― Mackenzie Foy

“The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into action.”

― Madame de Stael

“In the 90’s action pictures were all the rage. As a woman, I was fed up with them and I initially thought that the script was just another action film dressed up as a period piece.”

― Madeleine Stowe

“If you’re not bruised up, then you’re not doing an action film in a real way.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“I’ve always been extremely physical. I was a gymnast for 15 years, and then I was a dancer for nine, so I was kind of looking for these parts. But we have a tendency in Denmark not to do many action films.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“I’m a woman of very few words, but lots of action.”

― Mae West

“Every actor who has done an action film has a little tiny scar somewhere from that.”

― Maggie Grace

“Simple black-and-white thinking or action is always going to be problematic.”

― Maggie Gyllenhaal

“You should see me during an action film. I look like an abuse victim.”

― Maggie Q

“I’m not a wushu champion. I was an athlete when I was a kid. I was a swimmer and a runner, but all this action stuff is such a challenge. It really, really is.”

― Maggie Q

“Affirmative action is not something that the World Bank believes in or promotes.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“Action expresses priorities.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“By sincerity, a man gains physical, mental and linguistic straightforwardness, and harmonious tendency; that is, congruence of speech and action.”

― Mahavira

“I’m not shy about trying to find what truth there is in any genre, whether that be an action piece, a sci-fi piece, a small indie film, or a play. I’m open to it all.”

― Mahershala Ali

“Israel reoccupied the cities of the West Bank by a unilateral action, and reestablished the civil and military occupation by a unilateral action, and it is the one that determines whether or not a Palestinian citizen has the right to reside in any part of the Palestinian Territory.”

― Mahmoud Abbas

“I think animation can tell more than live action.”

― Makoto Shinkai

“Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action.”

― Malcolm Fraser

“Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.”

― Malcolm Muggeridge

“Al Qaeda has dominated the battlefield of the soul among the disaffected, disenfranchised, and dissatisfied. It promises action instead of discussion.”

― Malcolm Nance

“If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions, then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.”

― Malcolm X

“Negotiate with those who wish to talk – and take action against those who create mischief.”

― Mamnoon Hussain

“Writers are not meant for action.”

― Manuel Puig

“I would like to do an action film, and in which I am doing the action. I don’t want to be a damsel in distress. I want to be a superhero. I would love to do that.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“I always wanted to do an action movie, not particularly ‘Bond.’”

― Marc Forster

“James McAvoy is not an action star.”

― Marc Platt

“I think what we do really want to do is make sure that we take chemical weapons away from Syrians. And I do as well believe that because of the threats that have come from the United States, that Russia and Syria both understand that there needs to be some action.”

― Marcia Fudge

“In any film, there are 10 male roles for 1 female role, especially in the action films. They’re heavy with the guys.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“I’m not this bright-eyed 17-year-old that got signed to a label and is listening to all these suits tell them the best plan of action.”

― Maren Morris

“The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and the related Accra Agenda for Action, are useful policy instruments that set out the mutual responsibilities of donors and recipient countries.”

― Margaret Chan

“I want to do more action adventures and more romantic comedies.”

― Maria Bello

“Jesus is a personal symbol of the Holy Spirit. Having been totally healed by the Holy Spirit, Jesus became one with him. Every thought, action, and deed of Jesus was guided by the Holy Spirit instead of ego.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Without any action, this migratory influx will be like the barbarian invasion of the 4th century, and the consequences will be the same. We must immediately stop this madness to safeguard our social pact, freedom, and identity.”

― Marine Le Pen

“The Republic is one and can’t be divided: That’s the Constitution! It means the Republic can’t ground its action on local community criteria. Can’t accept it.”

― Marine Le Pen

“For acting, if there’s a strong female role and there is that action element, for me that just feels really natural.”

― Marisa Miller

“We need community action and policies to support healthy communities.”

― Mark Hyman

“Most of us commit to action only if we feel a certain level of motivation. And we feel motivation only when we feel enough emotional inspiration.”

― Mark Manson

“I haven’t done a lot of action movies, so it’s kind of fun to get to do a lot of stunt work.”

― Mark-Paul Gosselaar

“There have been things over the years that didn’t work. ‘Body Of Lies,’ directed by Ridley Scott, which I did with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, is a really tight action thriller, but when it opened in the U.S. it was number two to ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua.’”

― Mark Strong

“I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation rather than the canals of action.”

― Mark Tobey

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”

― Mark Twain

“I’ve done some effects shots. I’ve done some compositing. And in ‘Just Like Heaven’ did a lot of, like, motion control and things like that. But never done, like, computer-generated imagery in action.”

― Mark Waters

“The Budget Act of 1974 established a timetable for the annual budget process. Under Title III of the Act, Congress is to complete action on the concurrent resolution on the budget by April 15.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.”

― Martin Heidegger

“Every major power always seeks to justify its action on moral grounds. Such behaviour is almost as old as the hills. The west has been a particularly vigorous exponent of this credo; and there is no reason to believe that China, for example, will be any different. But behind the moral rhetoric invariably lies interest and ideology.”

― Martin Jacques

“We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Progressive leaders always try to take action on the forward edge of that movement, movement toward greater respect for the equal rights of all.”

― Martin O’Malley

“We wanted to solve robot problems and needed some vision, action, reasoning, planning, and so forth. We even used some structural learning, such as was being explored by Patrick Winston.”

― Marvin Minsky

“Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy.”

― Mary Astell

“I think there need to be more female action heroines out there that are intelligent and not overly masculine and things like that so I’d love to find – and real too. Not necessarily the superhero perfect archetype of what an action hero is represented as a lot of times. I would love to find that kind of action heroine role to play.”

― Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”

― Mary Kay Ash

“My first husband would never make up his mind in less than five years, so I used to get him to think that whatever course of action needed to be taken was his idea. Then he’d go right ahead.”

― Mary Wesley

“Exaggeration can lend action scenes more force, but I like to stick to more realistic figures: They help keep the cool in the action scenes, although they may be not as forceful as the exaggerated ones.”

― Masashi Kishimoto

“I’ve always wanted to do action stuff. I like it. You really want something that’s special; that’s got something special about it and not cheesy, I guess. I’ll tell you something, it’s fun, it’s different. Comedy is difficult. Doing comedy is very difficult. Action stuff is fun.”

― Matt Dillon

“You can’t go do the Green New Deal. It’s a set of aspirations that don’t really bring us to sensible action.”

― Matt Gaetz

“I took action to allow Montanans to participate in direct primary care agreements with doctors and authorized the use of health care sharing ministries, both of which provide alternatives for more affordable health care.”

― Matt Rosendale

“A lot of games and voiceover projects, they’re not giving the actor a lot of context. The actor, no matter how good they are, might not be able to deliver a performance that fits the action.”

― Matthew Mercer

“I wasn’t one of those kids who dreamed of writing novels when I was 8 or 12. I wanted to be a film director. I wanted to make big action movies. I loved movies like ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Predator,’ ‘Aliens,’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’”

― Matthew Reilly

“Perhaps the most significant thing George Lucas did in creating ‘Star Wars’ was to fictionalize the Tao – to spark a universe where we can talk about the Force in objective terms and show it in direct action.”

― Matthew Stover

“My approach has never been to start from theories to arrive at facts, but on the contrary, to try to bring out from the facts the explanatory thread without which they appear incomprehensible and elude effective action.”

― Maurice Allais

“Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.”

― Max Carver

“I would like to be in tons of different types of movies and do different things. I like action movies, and with ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’, I got to see a historical movie, too.”

― Max Charles

“An animal takes freely anything that it wishes: it commits no sin and is not held responsible for its action because it knows no better. But as soon as the idea of ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ has been imprinted upon our consciousness, then also the responsibility comes.”

― Max Heindel

“You usually find me writing what I like to think of as intelligent summer action and genre films.”

― Max Landis

“Hope and wishes for all that delights will sour in the midst of action not taken and words unsaid.”

― Maximillian Degenerez

“Effective action is always unjust.”

― Maya Angelou

“The terrorist action of 9/11 gave birth to President Obama’s entry to the White House. Not directly, but indirectly.”

― Maya Angelou

“If you don’t like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity?”

― Maynard Jackson

“I love the action stuff. Honestly, I like sci-fi and everything supernatural.”

― Meaghan Rath

“I think I’d like to play more happy roles because I haven’t done too many of those. I think I’d like to do an action film; something with a harness would be fun.”

― Megan Charpentier

“I still like the run and gun action movies and how truly dangerous it can be to make these films.”

― Megan Fox

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.”

― Meister Eckhart

“Half the struggle is just getting yourself to the gym or getting yourself in your workout gear and ready for action.”

― Mel B

“We live in a world where action is what counts.”

― Melinda McGraw

“I just thought, ‘I want to be an action hero.’”

― Melissa George

“It is upon the length and breadth and span of a body sustained in muscular action that dance invokes its image.”

― Merce Cunningham

“I would say that my favorite action film is the ‘Die Hard’s. They’re kind of perfect, I think.”

― Michael Angarano

“Yeah, I like causing trouble. It’s the teddy boy in me. I used to be a teddy boy. Feeling slightly inferior and wanting to cause a bit of bother and get some action going on in the room rather than get bored stiff.”

― Michael Gambon

“I like causing trouble. It’s the teddy boy in me. I used to be a teddy boy. Feeling slightly inferior and wanting to cause a bit of bother and get some action going on in the room rather than get bored stiff. Does that make sense?”

― Michael Gambon

“I like to write a piece of music that reflects how I felt about a film as opposed to, here’s this action scene; here’s this set piece.”

― Michael Giacchino

“Scoring animated films, I have the exact same approach and philosophy as I do for a live action. It’s all story- and character-driven. I don’t care if it’s a mouse or Tom Cruise.”

― Michael Giacchino

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

― Michael Greger

“In campaign reporting more than any other kind of press coverage, reporters aren’t just covering a story, they’re a part of it – influencing outcomes, setting expectations, framing candidates – and despite what they tell themselves, it’s impossible to both be a part of the action and report on it objectively.”

― Michael Hastings

“My literal responsibility as director of the CIA with regard to covert action was to inform the Congress – not to seek their approval; to inform.”

― Michael Hayden

“Responsibility demands action, and dealing with the immediate threat must naturally be a top priority.”

― Michael Hayden

“I like being outdoors. I like action films.”

― Michael Horse

“Thinkers too often disparage men of action in ways that do them no credit.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“Those with a gift for action, for their part, often express contempt for those whose gifts are more reflective. Men of action like to say, ‘Those who can, do, those who can’t, teach,’ forgetting that those who teach get to write the history books.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“This is where my notoriety comes from right now: from action art.”

― Michael Israel

“I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.”

― Michael J. Fox

“When I do an action thing, it speaks louder than the things that I’ve done that are dramatic and comedy. Actually, if you look at my resume, I have just as much comedic things as dramas, and I have far less action things than all of the other things, but I’m kind of defined as an action person.”

― Michael Jai White

“Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.”

― Michael Korda

“You want to suggest something new, but at the same time, resolve the drama of the action in the novel.”

― Michael Ondaatje

“I seem to gravitate toward the dark side of things when it comes to directing. I love action, but I love the drama as well.”

― Michelle MacLaren

“With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.”

― Michelle Obama

“We give speeches and pin ribbons onto uniforms, etch names into walls. And all that is fine, but too often, all those tributes, all those words aren’t always backed up by action. And that felt like such a stark contrast to me, because, as we all know, our military is all about action.”

― Michelle Obama

“I love doing action; I love doing martial arts. There’s almost something balletic about it.”

― Michelle Ryan

“I don’t plan to go out and do action or not do action.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“I love action films, and to be able to put together ‘Silver Hawk’ was so exciting.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“I love my martial arts and action movies. They give another dimension to the acting world: the emotional plus the physical.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“I’m ready for some rock ‘n’ roll action.”

― Mick Ralphs

“When a record co. finds a guy now, they want to own everything. They want to own the rights to market that person’s particular name. They want a piece of the action all the way through.”

― Mickey Gilley

“A lost of people recognize me and maybe will ask for an autograph, but it’s nothing like if Elvis would’ve done something like that, ’cause he’s so popular, or maybe The Beatles ’cause they stirred up a lot of action.”

― Mickey Gilley

“To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there’s more reason to fear than to hope.”

― Miguel de Cervantes

“The nuclear deal with Iran’s radical clerics and their military junta is the most dangerous and potentially deadly action that the Obama administration has yet taken.”

― Mike Pompeo

“The Moto Knee shows people what’s possible. It’s about guys getting back in action in a sport they love.”

― Mike Schultz

“For my equipment, we’re not about running. We’re about wheels, action sports, and that type of thing. So we want range of motion and shock absorption. The foot itself has 28 degrees of ankle motion as you press into it or you put weight into it. A typical running or walking foot has kind of around 10 to 12, at max, flex at the toe.”

― Mike Schultz

“We must take action now, by permitting re-importation, to ensure that health care and prescription drugs remain accessible and affordable for everyone.”

― Mike Simpson

“I actually had a Bobby Orr action figure. You could put the pads on him and skates and all that. I was 7, and he was still playing.”

― Mike Weir

“I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.”

― Milla Jovovich

“We want to take our activism and our power into action and change things for every woman, everywhere, working in any workplace.”

― Mira Sorvino

“Acting is doing, because everything you say or do is some kind of an action, some kind of a verb. You’re always connected to the other person through some kind of action.”

― Mira Sorvino

“For citizens to become fully engaged in holding their leadership to account, accurate information is required to see where action is needed, to measure the results of policies and programmes, to build support for courageous decisions and to consolidate political legitimacy.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“I’d be lying if I said that any part of writing is easy for me, but I have always found that setting comes more naturally to me than, say, writing action scenes.”

― Molly Antopol

“I have a lot of things I want to do. I have a lot of fire. I want to do film. I want to do action movies. I want to do period pieces.”

― Monica Raymund

“The number of female-lead action films is definitely growing, which is great.”

― Monique Ganderton

“No one shall take a military action on the Korean Peninsula without South Korean consent.”

― Moon Jae-in

“The word ‘hope’ for me is always infused with action.”

― Morley

“I think the best type of action movie combines a love story with the action.”

― Morris Chestnut

“Oh yeah, I’m a huge romance fan. And some women like action.”

― Morris Chestnut

“I came to Hollywood and felt myself an outsider, and I was sent all these action thrillers and superhero scripts.”

― Morten Tyldum

“As a filmmaker, I don’t want to limit myself to one kind of movie. After ‘Headhunters,’ I went to Hollywood and read a lot of scripts: lots of action thrillers and heist movies, and superhero films.”

― Morten Tyldum

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”

― Mother Teresa

“I want to play a character that would require a lot of special training, like in a full-fledged action film.”

― Mrunal Thakur

“I generally think that I should only speak by action and not by words.”

― Mukesh Ambani

“All action is an attempt to exchange a less satisfactory state of affairs for a more satisfactory one.”

― Murray Rothbard

“To be deeply committed to negotiations, to be opposed to a particular war or military action, is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one’s manhood.”

― Myriam Miedzian

“I believe in films that have logic behind every emotion or action.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“Action movies haven’t been encouraging in my case. Nevertheless, this is my favourite genre.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“I don’t usually prefer over-the-top action.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“Right now, there are nearly 30 jobs bills passed by the House with support from both Republicans and Democrats that are awaiting action in the Democratic-run Senate.”

― Nan Hayworth

“Taking action against a show because of one individual’s behavior could put hundreds of jobs in jeopardy.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“Inflicting emotional distress has typically been treated as a civil action. How ‘substantial’ does the distress have to be for it to turn criminal?”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Pace, like everything else in writing, involves a trade-off. If you’re not offering the reader a lot of action to keep her interested, you must offer something else in its stead. Slow pace is ideal for complex character development, detailed description, and nuances of style.”

― Nancy Kress

“Readers want to see, hear, feel, smell the action of your story, even if that action is just two people having a quiet conversation.”

― Nancy Kress

“Your opening should give the reader a person to focus on. In a short story, this person should turn up almost immediately; he should be integral to the story’s main action; he should be an individual, not just a type. In a novel, the main character may take longer to appear: Anna Karenina doesn’t show up in her own novel until chapter eighteen.”

― Nancy Kress

“Even if your novel occurs in an unfamiliar setting in which all the customs and surroundings will seem strange to your reader, it’s still better to start with action. The reason for this is simple. If the reader wanted an explanation of milieu, he would read nonfiction. He doesn’t want information. He wants a story.”

― Nancy Kress

“Bipartisanship is nice, but it cannot be a substitute for action, not having it cannot prevent us from going forward.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“When the characters are believable and endearing, action scenes, for example, make an impact. Otherwise, the audience gets no kick out of action. The biggest strength of ‘MCA’ is that its characters are real.”

― Nani

“I am not in a position to play in action films bashing hundreds of goons with one hand. I feel I am not really fit for high-voltage action films.”

― Nani

“Let’s dare to release our immature fantasies of a magically faultless U.S. system and a magically protected election process. We have been lucky as a nation, but sometimes continued luck depends on action.”

― Naomi Wolf

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“Action is the real measure of intelligence.”

― Napoleon Hill

“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.”

― Napoleon Hill

“The world has crafted a beautiful balance of collective action – common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities.”

― Narendra Modi

“It’s a writer’s or director’s role to be cerebral, whereas for an actor it should be a visceral, gut thing. When the action starts, it’s best to turn the brain off and let it become an instinctual thing.”

― Natalie Dormer

“Summertime is my favorite time of year in Sandpoint, reason being, Lake Pend Oreille is warm and ready for action.”

― Nate Holland

“The X Games have done night and day for snowboarding and action sports.”

― Nate Holland

“Our interest isn’t in just serving the guests and hosts. We need to serve the entire community. If that means we have to take action against the host, we will.”

― Nathan Blecharczyk

“I have a trophy case that contains all the action figures ever made of me. It also has items I’ve stolen from my movies, like three guns and holsters from ‘Serenity’.”

― Nathan Fillion

“I’ll watch anything, from action to art films.”

― Nathaniel Philbrick

“Because I was poor I had one special advantage. When you are poor, and basic survival is your concern, you have no alternative but to be an entrepreneur. You must take action to survive just as you must take action to seize an opportunity.”

― Naveen Jain

“Why do politicians and bureaucrats get salaries and perks from the pockets of the poor and do nothing for them? So I took action against the corrupt and the lazy.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“My action against corruption has been well acclaimed by the people of Orissa.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“I can tell you that standard D.O.J. protocol is that you let official acts speak for themselves. You don’t go and spin your action. For example, when I ran the Solicitor General’s office, there would be all sorts of times when the litigants would make something up, and we would just never comment to the press. It is not what we do.”

― Neal Katyal

“Sometimes momentous government action leaves everyone uncertain about the next move.”

― Neal Katyal

“A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“I do enjoy intense, bloodthirsty action, but I like to blend and cross genres. I don’t want to be too predictable.”

― Neil Marshall

“I see myself more as an action director. All right, I do enjoy intense, bloodthirsty action but I like to blend and cross genres. I don’t want to be too predictable.”

― Neil Marshall

“With the exception of ‘Descent,’ that was a very conscious thing to make an action or horror movie that was an all-female cast because I hadn’t seen anything like that before.”

― Neil Marshall

“There has to be the popcorn genre element, or I don’t engage the same way. I like action and vehicle design and guns and computer graphics as much as I like allegory. It’s a constant balancing game. I want audiences to be on this rollercoaster that fits the Hollywood mould, but I also want them to absorb my observations.”

― Neill Blomkamp

“I find the constraints of drama actually freeing: It brings everything down to character and action.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“Contrary to popular belief, there are actually quite a few guys in the action sports community that have faith and are Christians.”

― Nick Goepper

“With 1.7 million private sector jobs lost and half a million jobs shipped overseas over the past three years, we must take action to spur job creation and restore economic prosperity.”

― Nick Lampson

“Action films have a certain illogicalness to them. They’re what we call, when we’re working, ‘exaggerated realism.’”

― Nick Nolte

“When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action.”

― Nikki Haley

“I’d like to try different genres: comedy, period drama, rom-com, action.”

― Nina Dobrev

“’Scorpion’ has so much humor and so much heart and a great deal of action.”

― Nina Tassler

“Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.”

― Ninon de L’Enclos

“I wanted to create a toolkit which I would have wanted as an entrepreneur to use these principles of psychology in product design. Some startups totally forget the trigger. In some, the action is too complicated. Others don’t have a variable reward, which maintains mystery.”

― Nir Eyal

“When they say ‘action,’ I am into it completely and forget everything around. When they say ‘cut,’ I am back to myself.”

― Nithya Menen

“I would love to do an action film.”

― Noah Centineo

“I did do a war movie, ‘Windtalkers.’ That was a lot of action. But once you’ve done one big action/war movie, you don’t need to do another one.”

― Noah Emmerich

“I’m an action fanatic.”

― Noah Hathaway

“I don’t want to sit and cry for an hour in a movie. I’d rather have an action or a comedy.”

― Noah Hathaway

“As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The United States is a violent military state. It’s been involved in military action all over the place.”

― Noam Chomsky

“In Kosovo, the U.S. has chosen a course of action that escalates atrocities and violence. It is also a course of action that strikes a blow against the regime of international order, but which offers the weak at least some protection from predatory states.”

― Noam Chomsky

“It is a virtual reflex for governments to plead security concerns when they undertake any controversial action, often as a pretext for something else.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.”

― Nora Roberts

“I can just remember the blitz of Manchester, or perhaps my father’s tales about the blitz of Manchester. I can remember the blackout, the powdered eggs, and the gas masks. But I think no British person should pretend that being resident in England could count as being in the thick of the action.”

― Norman Davies

“It’s an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn’t valid. They’re selling films like a product.”

― Norman Jewison

“Tanks being deployed far forward is an indication of offensive action; tanks in depth is an indication of defensive action.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.”

― Norman Vincent Peale

“’The Interceptor’ is gritty but also entertaining. The action is great as well.”

― O. T. Fagbenle

“When I was starting out, I always wanted to be able to do everything – comedy and drama and action, and everything in between. Film is so diverse, and it’s fun to be able to take advantage of all of it.”

― Olivia Thirlby

“Action movies today are going to so fast, you can’t say you’re going to do everything faster and faster.”

― Olivier Megaton

“I’m not a fan of action movies.”

― Olivier Megaton

“One of the things that defines a TEDster is you’ve taken your passion, and you’ve turned it into stewardship. You actually put action to the issues you care about.”

― Omar Ahmad

“If I could remake any Eighties project, it would be less an action flick than a character-driven drama with a rich story to tell.”

― Omari Hardwick

“As a community organizer who holds a degree in history, I understand the fascination with history. However, there is a tendency for many of us to get engrossed in the recounting of our history, which often amounts to purely intellectual activity without material action.”

― Opal Tometi

“I play a PRS Custom 22. I learned on a Custom 24. It was set for a country guitarist, so it had a really high action.”

― Orianthi

“Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“Legolas is that kind of action elf who pouts a bit, stares off to the distance, and has a couple hero moments, killing with a lethal bow and arrow along the way.”

― Orlando Bloom

“The nature of an ensemble means when you’re a supporting character and not the lead character, you get little tidbits here and there, but you’re usually there to provide bits of comic relief and little bits of action or something.”

― Owain Yeoman

“With songs I almost see the images, see the action, and then all I have to do is describe it. It’s almost like watching a scene from a film, and that’s what I go about trying to catch in a song.”

― P. J. Harvey

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

― Pablo Picasso

“The more I watch politicians in action, it just makes me angry.”

― Paolo Nutini

“I want to do horror and action, and I’m only being slightly facetious.”

― Parker Posey

“In the case of the Paris Agreement, if we want to have full compliance with the Paris Agreement, we need not only action by governments; we need the action by all of society.”

― Patricia Espinosa

“Climate action in cities is the key that unlocks a low emissions and resilient future.”

― Patricia Espinosa

“We learn by taking action and seeing whether it works or not.”

― Patrick Lencioni

“Letting someone down is not criminal action.”

― Patrick McHenry

“Fifteen- to 30-year-olds are interested in all kinds of intelligent movies – it doesn’t have to be a broad comedy or an action adventure for them to go see it.”

― Patrick Whitesell

“I don’t enjoy watching action films, but I loved films like ‘Rust and Bone’ and ‘The Beat That My Heart Skipped.’”

― Paul Bettany

“So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies, including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent need for this military action against Iraq.”

― Paul Cellucci

“I think that the Western went away for a while because part of its function was that it used to be America’s action film.”

― Paul Dano

“The writer’s language is to some degree the product of his own action; he is both the historian and the agent of his own language.”

― Paul de Man

“I think you have to serve a lot of masters when you’re doing a video game: you’re not just telling a linear story or doing something that’s all action.”

― Paul Dini

“Action is only really compelling when it reveals character – character revealed through action, and not action for its own sake.”

― Paul Greengrass

“Some filmmakers are more eclectic than others. I’m not one of those! I’m interested in what I’m interested in, which is films about the world, about what’s going on. I started in TV documentaries with ‘World in Action,’ and those interests feed into the films I make now.”

― Paul Greengrass

“If you are fearful, choose courage. If you frequently procrastinate, choose to take action now. If you have always waited for others to lead, use your own initiative.”

― Paul J. Meyer

“Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.”

― Paul J. Meyer

“The starship thing is really political action and reaction, the natural outgrowth of Volunteers.”

― Paul Kantner

“I don’t want affirmative action – too much affirmative, not enough action.”

― Paul Mooney

“Around the world, businesses and investors are increasingly taking action to climate-proof their own organizations.”

― Paul Polman

“I don’t have an agenda where I do a comedy and say, ‘I have to do a drama next,’ or ‘I am looking for an action movie now.’”

― Paul Rudd

“We are definitely modernizing ‘The Three Musketeers’ without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece. But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don’t take center stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance, and adventure.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“When I first came to Hollywood to make ‘Mortal Kombat’ back in the day, there was this rule that female-led action movies don’t work and American studios didn’t want to make them.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“If you make just hardcore horror, there’s a limited audience for that. Whereas if it’s horror mixed with action, I think you kinda broaden your potential fanbase.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“’Death Race’ was a very modern action movie, and it used all of those modern action techniques with lots of hand-held camera, lots of punchy zooms, and lots of quick movements and quick cuts.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“If you’re going to make a horror movie, it doesn’t get any better than ‘Alien,’ and if you’re going to make an action movie, it really doesn’t get any better than ‘Aliens.’”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“You can film the most exciting car chase and the most exciting stunts, but if you don’t care about the person inside the car, and you don’t care about their predicament, you’re not really going to care about the action, either.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“I love doing the action stuff. It’s soooo much fun!”

― Paul Walker

“I had a total belief in The Style Council. I meant every word and felt every action.”

― Paul Weller

“Public action should seek to expand the set of opportunities of those who have the least voice and fewest resources and capabilities.”

― Paul Wolfowitz

“I’ve got more bruises and scars on my legs than should be there. And I’m a physical person. That’s why I like action movies. I like to get real into it all and get real down and dirty.”

― Paula Patton

“Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.”

― Paulo Freire

“Indian cinema needs all ingredients like emotion, action, sentiment and humour; it’s not easy. It’s easy to make a Hollywood film, as it goes with a pattern. Our cinema needs a lot of commercial ingredients. That’s why I don’t do many films.”

― Pawan Kalyan

“I am only an actress when they say, ‘action’ and I stop being an actress when they say, ‘cut’. I am a normal person outside of acting.”

― Paz Vega

“A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer’s need.”

― Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“Counterintuitive action makes a fellow feel smart.”

― Penn Jillette

“Love isn’t just a feeling: it’s an action.”

― Percelle Ascott

“Those who are politically apathetic can only survive if they are supported by people who are capable of taking action.”

― Pericles

“On this National Immigration Day of Action, it is worth remembering that it’s not just Americans in New York or Los Angeles who believe that we need a more humane and rational system.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“People know I love to shoot action and that I’m not afraid of emotion.”

― Peter Berg

“I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending. Apart from that, he’s OK, I guess. About the same as Howard Dean.”

― Peter Brimelow

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”

― Peter Drucker

“Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments.”

― Peter Garrett

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

― Peter Guber

“Humanitarian action cannot be held hostage to political ends.”

― Peter Maurer

“Short-termism is no longer an option. We have to envisage humanitarian action with a medium- and long-term perspective.”

― Peter Maurer

“To respond to people’s needs, humanitarian action has evolved from a temporary fix to a long-term safety net.”

― Peter Maurer

“The issue of corruption in the humanitarian system is not an issue which is fundamentally different from dangers of corruption in other areas. One of the best ways to strengthen accountability is to engage in principled and law-based humanitarian action.”

― Peter Maurer

“To overcome a fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.”

― Peter McWilliams

“If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier.”

― Peter McWilliams

“Action conquers fear.”

― Peter Nivio Zarlenga

“There is no excuse for keeping wild animals in amusement parks or circuses. Until our governments take action, we should avoid supporting places where captive wild animals perform for our amusement. If the public will not pay to see them, the businesses that profit from keeping animals captive will not be able to continue.”

― Peter Singer

“We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example – particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action – lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure.”

― Peter Yarrow

“If we had to go live action, I’d hold out for Tim Burton to direct.”

― Phil Foglio

“Awareness without action is worthless.”

― Phil McGraw

“God isn’t dead – he’s just missing in action.”

― Phil Ochs

“I started making monkey bridges, like kids do, and climbing and rappelling with ropes. Very naturally, I needed some knots. At the very beginning, I didn’t care, I didn’t know, and then slowly I started to know, and I started to care. I wanted to know more knots or the right knot for the special action.”

― Philippe Petit

“Action films can be like watching paint dry. You can just die in the trailer waiting for them to set up a shot, then you go out for a few minutes or an hour of endurance testing.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“Through fidelity, we situate ourselves and maintain ourselves in the hands of God so exactly as to become one with them in their action.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“The test of any man lies in action.”

― Pindar

“The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.”

― Plato

“I would love to be the lead in an action movie. I would love to be like Emily Blunt in ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’”

― Pom Klementieff

“I’m trying to get my next job as a biracial action hero.”

― Pooch Hall

“The real ‘action’ in the liturgy in which we are all supposed to participate is the action of God himself. This is what is new and distinctive about the Christian liturgy: God himself acts and does what is essential.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“The Catholic tradition maintains that the objective norms governing right action are accessible to reason, prescinding from the content of revelation.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“Politics is the most important of the civil activities and has its own field of action, which is not that of religion.”

― Pope Francis

“The action scenes you’ll see in ‘Saaho’ are all real – it’s going to look fantastic.”

― Prabhas

“If you look at my career, I have already proved that after a big action film like ‘Chatrapati,’ I could do a cool film like ‘Darling.’”

― Prabhas

“In my films, they say the action sequences are very local and not international. But why should I copy from English films?”

― Prabhu Deva

“Action is not really my genre, but it’s what people expect out of me. And it works, too.”

― Prabhu Deva

“We named the film ‘Action Jackson’ because our hero, Ajay Devgn, is known as ‘AJ,’ and we thought it would be a good idea to use the initials and extend it into the title ‘Action Jackson,’ as Ajay is doing both action and dancing in the film.”

― Prabhu Deva

“Everybody tells me to only do action films, but I would love to do horror, too.”

― Prabhu Deva

“Everybody wants me to do action kind of films. It is OK.”

― Prabhu Deva

“’Aurangzeb’ for me is a right film, as there is action and drama.”

― Prithviraj Sukumaran

“I’ve done action, songs, and dance in most of my films down South.”

― Prithviraj Sukumaran

“If corporations are to remain a legitimate instrument of collective action, they must concern themselves directly with the well-being of those party to, and affected by, their actions.”

― Punit Renjen

“I support affirmative action. I support special measures when you need it.”

― Quentin Bryce

“I think for a heroine to do comedy and action and also be glamorous is a big thing. That’s why ‘Supreme’ will be very close to my heart.”

― Raashi Khanna

“I know many sports fans that don’t enjoy soccer. The argument is that there’s no action, not enough of it.”

― Rabih Alameddine

“I teach kids to read on a Saturday for this charity called Real Action. It’s a voluntary school because lots of the kids around my area of London are from immigrant families and need extra help with reading.”

― Rachael Stirling

“To me, as an audience member, movies always come to a screeching halt when they get to their action scenes. They always feel like they drag on to me.”

― Rachel Morrison

“’Alias’ was very action-packed. ‘G.I. Joe’ and ‘Conan’ were very action-packed. It’s been established that I can do action, which is great, but now I may just want to make out with a really hot guy.”

― Rachel Nichols

“I’ve gone out on limbs, flung far, and Forrest-Gumped my way into the center of the action.”

― Rachel Sklar

“I have never considered doing action films.”

― Radhika Pandit

“From when I was young, I wanted to be an action hero. I always dreamed about being an action star. So finally, I made it.”

― Rain

“One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Noise about carrier M&A will heat up dramatically in United States and India. The pent-up demand for action is there.”

― Rajeev Suri

“We have adopted a multi-pronged strategy against the attempts to radicalise the youth of the country. On the one hand, we have successfully de-radicalised our youth, and on the other hand, our security agencies have also taken action against certain individuals for their links and association with terror organisations.”

― Rajnath Singh

“Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.”

― Ralph Ellison

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The ancestor of every action is a thought.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In terms of script, Bollywood should learn from South Indian scripts. Not talking about the fights and action, I am talking about the drama bit.”

― Ram Charan

“With ‘Rachaa’ I get back to action. It has very edgy action.”

― Ram Charan

“The whole idea of making ‘James’ was to make an action film in the style of the 1970s and ’80s.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“In the case of ‘Game Of Thrones,’ I’ve been to set a couple of times, and it’s really exciting and inspiring for me to see the set and the actors in action, meet them and talk to them, so it definitely helps. If I can go to set, I will.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“I want to do films in as many genres – action, fantasy, period, classic love stories – as I can. I don’t want to pigeon-hole myself.”

― Rana Daggubati

“I don’t enjoy doing over-the-top action entertainers.”

― Rana Daggubati

“The Stamp Act was a direct tax imposed on the colonies by King George III. This act inevitably led to the American Revolution. Just as the Stamp Act did in 1765, Obamacare should act as a wake-up call. Chief Justice Roberts provides us with a similar call to action.”

― Rand Paul

“The perception of linked fate and that feeling of being always on the spot as a representative of the race, at least in mixed company, are features of African American life that predate affirmative action and arise outside of its presence.”

― Randall Kennedy

“Over the years, I have realized that there’s more to a film’s fate than just good acting and a solid script. It needs to be marketed well. It’s the package that sells – the songs, action, actors, etc.”

― Randeep Hooda

“I never thought, as a kid, that I’d have an action figure, much less an action figure sold in a two-pack with Jake The Snake.”

― Randy Orton

“I enjoy ‘Supermarket Sweep’ because of its adlib demands in following the fast action.”

― Randy West

“We cannot have policies that punish people for taking action. Imagine the further harm it would have caused if the federal government banned civil rights leaders from boycotting buses in Montgomery, Alabama, or banning divestment from Apartheid South Africa.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“Limiting the ability of the people to peacefully organize and partake in direct action to fight against persecution and discrimination is not only barred by the U.S. Constitution but is fundamentally un-American.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“I never thought I would get to have my own action figure.”

― Ray Stevenson

“The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action.”

― Raymond Holliwell

“It’s time to take decisive action to stop American and other multinationals from aiding and abetting the wrong side in the global digital arms race.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“There are obviously issues in our industry. That starts at the top with studio execs who – not just men – don’t believe a woman could handle a huge franchise or big action movie.”

― Reed Morano

“You’re using such different muscles and you rely on physicality in live action, but in animation, you totally throw that out the window. But somehow, they’re both as satisfying.”

― Reid Scott

“Eventually, in ’84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars – with American actors that was shot in English – that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American.”

― Renny Harlin

“I’ve always wanted to do some kind of merchandising/clothing line/action figures because I know the fan base that I have are very loyal and dedicated, and they’ve always loved the action figures and other merchandise.”

― Rey Mysterio

“Back in the 1700s, the people of Tennessee wanted to become a state, but there was not a lot of action or movement in the bullpen so that Tennessee could transition as a state.”

― Ricardo Rossello

“I’d call the play-by-play of the action when me and my friends played street ball.”

― Rich Eisen

“Other kids would be playing with their Action Man, and I was questioning life and society.”

― Richard Ashcroft

“It is my firm belief that action on the issues that matter for Africa must emerge from within Africa itself.”

― Richard Attias

“Congress must not do something just for the sake of doing something. We must carefully and thoughtfully consider the implications of any action and whether that action will help or hinder our ultimate mission of protecting U.S. citizens from terror.”

― Richard Burr

“’Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ while not nearly the masterpiece proclaimed by many critics, is certainly a fascinating cross-species: a big-budget summer action fantasy with a sylvan, indie-film vibe, and a war movie that dares ask its audience to root for the peacemakers.”

― Richard Corliss

“Every action has a consequence, so always try to be good.”

― Richard Eyre

“I worked for Sam Peckinpah on quite a bit of action in his films, and he got excited once in a while.”

― Richard Farnsworth

“No action hero is more closely associated with cars than James Bond.”

― Richard Hammond

“The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.”

― Richard L. Evans

“A Confucian or Jewish love of learning would gain minorities far more than any affirmative action laws we might pass.”

― Richard Lamm

“The original reason to start the project, which was that the Germans were a danger, started me off on a process of action, which was to try to develop this first system at Princeton and then at Los Alamos, to try to make the bomb work.”

― Richard P. Feynman

“To stop terrorists before the strike, we must do three things: deny them entry into the country, curtail their freedom of action inside the country, and deprive them of material and moral support from within the country.”

― Richard Perle

“One wonders how far spiritual and political leaders can genuinely lead us without some degree of mystical seeing and action.”

― Richard Rohr

“I wanna be in action movies, I wanna be the tough guy… I wanna scare people.”

― Richard Schiff

“I thought Out of Action was better as a catalogue than the honeycomb because the honeycomb was like walking into one compartment and then another compartment.”

― Richard Serra

“I try to make songs visual and tactile to kind of put you into the action.”

― Richard Thompson

“It’s good to be in on the action.”

― Rick Majerus

“With over 20 million residents and 100 million tourists, we must stay ahead of the possible spread of the Zika virus and take immediate action to ensure Florida is prepared.”

― Rick Scott

“This is the Bond of the new millennium. Everything is updated, from the action sequences to the interaction between the characters. All the elements reflect changes that have occurred in the world in recent years.”

― Rick Yune

“I came into films when there was action. When I retired, it was romantic period.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.”

― Rita Mae Brown

“A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.”

― Rita Mae Brown

“The ‘Bourne’ films totally reimagined and elevated the action genre.”

― Riz Ahmed

“I love the action movies. I would love to be part of those.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“I like all action movies, but the ones with Jason Statham are always my favorite.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“A movie can be plain and simple, but if there’s a lot of action, I enjoy them.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“Jason Statham is one of my favorites. I’ve watched basically every single one of his action movies, and they’re all creative.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“I grew up on R-rated action films, and you didn’t blink.”

― Rob Liefeld

“The mutants I like – Wolverine. The action heroes I like, they have weapons; they are more visceral. So I filled the comic with characters like that, and we got big results.”

― Rob Liefeld

“Not only a great game, ‘Uncharted 2’ raised the bar for storytelling for the medium. The game treated action as a part of the overall story rather than a way to move from plot point to plot point.”

― Rob Manuel

“Maybe because I come from choreography, I’ve always felt that there’s something about action films that made it very natural for me to go that way. It’s story through movement.”

― Rob Marshall

“Acting is fun. I especially like the action sequences. That’s what I do best.”

― Rob Van Dam

“I’m a real-life action hero.”

― Rob Van Dam

“In Total Nonstop Action, individual wrestlers have a lot more freedom to artistically express themselves versus WWE.”

― Rob Van Dam

“As soon as I had proved this and, of course, also the normal pointing action and reactions in all other extremities and joints, I stopped the experiment.”

― Robert Barany

“We were going to do ‘Reno 911!: New York, New York, Las Vegas,’ which was like a ‘Die Hard’ set not in New York, but in the New York, New York casino in Las Vegas. We were really excited about being locked into the one casino and doing a bad action movie.”

― Robert Ben Garant

“’Balls of Fury’ was a 45-day shoot when it probably – hindsight being 20/20 – probably should’ve been a 75-day shoot with all the ping-pong action.”

― Robert Ben Garant

“Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.”

― Robert Blair

“A president cannot sit on his hands and be seen as passive in the face of ruthless action by a foreign dictator.”

― Robert Dallek

“From the moment he took office in January of 1961, Kennedy had been eager to settle the Cuban problem without overt military action by the United States.”

― Robert Dallek

“This synchronous action then will be the Subject, which is the representative harmony.”

― Robert Delaunay

“Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade the members of what I see to be the next course of action, how do you expect the group to deal with the expectations of thousands of people. It is not possible.”

― Robert Fripp

“What effect am I having on this world? I’m not sure yet. I have my worries, doubts and fears, but the way I’m trying to affect the world is with positive, right action.”

― Robert Gossett

“’Porgy and Bess’ has never been thought of as a dance show, and yet it’s filled with dance. It uses dance to punctuate the action, or as background, or as atmosphere; even when it’s front and center, it isn’t crucial.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“When you can’t follow a ballet’s action, you can always read the program notes.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“One cannot fashion a credible deterrent out of an incredible action.”

― Robert McNamara

“I am confident that every action we took as the FBI detained individuals in the wake of 9/11 was appropriately done.”

― Robert Mueller

“From the point of view of being in the public radar, comedians have less problems than other actors. Action movie stars like Stallone or Schwarzenegger usually attract the more aggressive fans.”

― Robin Williams

“I’ll tell you this: you can look at all the masculine toughies you want – the Ben Roethlisbergers, the Russell Crowes, the David Petraeuses – but if you want to look at what a man should be – persevering, honest, a person who manifests his intellect into action – you need look no further than Roger Ebert.”

― Rod Lurie

“When you hire Sam Jackson, he’ll figure out the character, and he’ll figure out the character’s look, and he’ll provide it to you. With Sam Jackson, you basically yell ‘action’, you go get a sandwich, and you come back and yell ‘cut.’”

― Rod Lurie

“A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their preexisting and not so noble needs and desires: They just go to action pictures, and things like that.”

― Roger Ebert

“Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act.”

― Roger Wicker

“I was keen to direct an action film, and when Reliance approached me for the remake of ‘Singham,’ I saw an opportunity to return to my first love.”

― Rohit Shetty

“Since the first ‘Singham,’ many films have that kind of action. So we have to work harder to create something new.”

― Rohit Shetty

“My audience loves seeing me pump large amounts of money into action and sets. And it works. I’m not saying that films made within a budget are wrong. But when audiences come to see my film with their families, I guess they are spending at least 10 per cent of their monthly income. I don’t want to cheat them.”

― Rohit Shetty

“In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth.”

― Roland Allen

“We are anxious because we do not know what roles to pursue, what principles for action to believe in. Our individual anxiety, somewhat like that of the nation, is a basic confusion and bewilderment about where we are going.”

― Rollo May

“I was 20 years old when, despite mass protests against military action, Iraq was invaded in 2003 – it didn’t make for motivated political participation, I can tell you.”

― Romola Garai

“There’s a process in the movie industry in both live action and animation called development hell!”

― Ron Clements

“While different people may approach opportunities in different ways, we need to base decisions on a fundamental set of values as we chart our course of action.”

― Ron D. Burton

“Vladimir Putin is only going to respond to action, strength, and resolve. He’s not going to respond to words.”

― Ron Johnson

“The outrages surrounding the Benghazi attack involve administration action – or lack of action – before, during, and after the attack.”

― Ron Johnson

“I don’t lift weights at all. Every muscle on my body is for an actual task; there is no muscle that I train for show. If I want to be able to do a certain move or action, I train really hard until I can. And with all of that training comes muscle definition, so it’s really an afterthought.”

― Ronda Rousey

“For years, I have been writing that ultimately, if nothing else stops the Iranian nuclear project, such as the sanctions or a change in the regime in Tehran, then Israel itself will take action to destroy it from the air.”

― Ronen Bergman

“Both Israel and America should acknowledge that scraps of information cannot serve as the basis for action against Iran, and they should find new criteria for such a decision.”

― Ronen Bergman

“I’m very much an action movie type of person. My wife is more of a ‘Notebook’ type of girl.”

― Ronny Chieng

“The very action of the proletariat is a determining factor in history. And although we can no more jump over the stages of historical development than a man can jump over his shadow, nevertheless, we can accelerate or retard that development.”

― Rosa Luxemburg

“Every person’s every action has an effect.”

― Rosanne Cash

“Talk is talk; action on the field is action on the field.”

― Roy Hodgson

“I suffer during games. We follow the action, kicking every ball, wondering if our centre-backs can stop the cross… In some ways, you enjoy it, but your heart is always thumping.”

― Roy Hodgson

“To fix Panama, you need more than charisma and records: you need a program of action.”

― Ruben Blades

“Becoming that guy who does one thing is not very interesting. I’m lucky and proud to have been involved in period films and action films.”

― Rupert Friend

“It might look like some incredibly complicated map to get from English period films to American action anti-heroes, but it really is just about not having a plan.”

― Rupert Friend

“We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Without action, we are going to continue to allow Iran to be a safe harbor for terrorists, see its economy further deteriorate, and see the Middle East further destabilize.”

― Russ Carnahan

“When you have an asteroid threatening Earth, it’s uncertain where it’s going to hit until the last minute; the decision to take action has to be coordinated by the international community.”

― Rusty Schweickart

“There is strong mentoring of women in the academy. Corporations appear more willing to resist affirmative action to advance women, and boards and shareholders are more tolerant of this approach.”

― Ruth J. Simmons

“Stoicism – and philosophy – are not the domains of idle professors. They are the succor of the successful and the men and women of action.”

― Ryan Holiday

“He has such a clear vision of exactly what he wanted out of each character, out of each set, out of each wardrobe change, out of each emotional beat, and action.”

― Ryan Reynolds

“Trust me, if I were gay I’d be getting more action than I’m getting now.”

― Ryan Seacrest

“All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.”

― Sai Baba

“We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.”

― Saint Augustine

“You change the landscape in Hollywood with action, not words.”

― Salim Akil

“I love to talk. I love to share. I love to vent. But I prefer action.”

― Sallie Krawcheck

“Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”

― Sallust

“With every film, I try and give the audiences a little more than the previous film in terms of comedy, action, drama and so on.”

― Salman Khan

“When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.”

― Salman Rushdie

“In places where marriage’s core meaning has been altered through legal action, officials are beginning to target for punishment those believers and churches that refuse to adapt.”

― Salvatore J. Cordileone

“Action should always be about character and story, not a gimmick.”

― Sam Hargrave

“Shooting action is very, very meticulous, it’s increments, tiny little pieces.”

― Sam Mendes

“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.”

― Sam Rayburn

“One of the best movies of the year was ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’ That’s not just an action movie – it’s a prison film.”

― Sam Worthington

“I don’t mind running; I don’t mind taking a few knocks. But hopefully, it’s just not ‘Sam’s an action dude.’ That, to me, is not what I wanted. I wanted to bring a sense of weight and emotionality of doing Australian films and bring that into a bigger blockbuster, so you’re not just kind of grunting and groaning and running around.”

― Sam Worthington

“I’ll never get a part in a huge action blockbuster.”

― Samantha Morton

“But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value.”

― Samuel Alexander

“Movement should be a counter, whether in action scenes or dialogue or whatever. It counters where your eye is going. This style thing, for me it’s all fitted to the action, to the script, to the characters.”

― Samuel Fuller

“There is but one pride pardonable; that of being above doing a base or dishonorable action.”

― Samuel Richardson

“Enthusiasm… the sustaining power of all great action.”

― Samuel Smiles

“Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.”

― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“People don’t want to always see a comedy or an action film. If the film in a particular genre is made well, then it will see its share of success.”

― Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“I don’t look at rushes, or I don’t go to the dailies. I don’t even really look at playback… unless it’s an action scene or a move that I need to do better, something like that.”

― Saoirse Ronan

“Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts.”

― Sarah Bernhardt

“The suffragettes were women of action. Their motto was ‘Deeds not Words,’ and the film reflects that with a number of big set pieces, from the smashing of windows in central London to a riot at the Houses of Parliament.”

― Sarah Gavron

“I always wanted to do some sort of action film – even a superhero movie – and when ‘Lucy’ came out, I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do.’”

― Sarah Snook

“I love doing action scenes, there’s that great thing when you sort of stop acting because if you’re running, you’re not acting like you’re running, you are just actually running.”

― Sarah Wayne Callies

“We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.”

― Sarojini Naidu

“Whether that’s an action film or a comedy or a drama or anything in between, I’m willing to prove that I can play with the big boys.”

― Sasha Grey

“I love movies like ‘Girl, Interrupted’ and ‘Infinitely Polar Bear.’ I love action movies.”

― Sasha Lane

“Japan’s inexplicable lack of response to even consider a move to re-open their market to U.S. beef will sorely tempt economic trade action against Japan.”

― Saxby Chambliss

“The movies are about big tent pole movies and big action and effects.”

― Scott Bakula

“Really I’m a fan of any movie, whether it’s suspense, action, or comedy – anything that has a good story.”

― Scott Eastwood

“Missile strikes – or any other such action – against a sovereign nation is an act of war.”

― Scott Garrett

“Given that the president has not yet demonstrated why military action is in our best interest, given that the administration will not be constrained to keep boots off the ground, and given that there is no clear end-game, I am against the president’s resolution to go to war in Syria.”

― Scott Garrett

“If the president is allowed to govern by executive action, then the rule of law greatly suffers.”

― Scott Pruitt

“To begin with, you must realize that any idea accepted by the brain is automatically transformed into an action of some sort. It may take seconds or minutes or longer – but ideas always produce a reaction of some sort.”

― Scott Reed

“While there’s no substitute for real experience, I believe it helps to hear and share stories of resourcefulness in action – almost like case studies in school.”

― Scott Weiss

“So long as I can remember, my siblings and I would have ‘Star Wars’ action figures or Fisher-Price action figures, and we would build these sprawling compounds.”

― Sean Gunn

“Once you’ve established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action.”

― Sergio Aragones

“I love action and I love doing my own stunts. I love that sort of thing.”

― Serinda Swan

“I love action, so I would really love to get into doing more action movies.”

― Serinda Swan

“Movie characters rarely get to think out loud or talk very much about their emotions. Instead they have to, very briefly, show their feelings through their action or through dialog.”

― Seth Grahame-Smith

“I love watching action movies. I love 007.”

― Shameik Moore

“An action film can have too much action; picture an equaliser on a stereo, with all the knobs pegged at 10. It becomes a cacophony and is, ultimately, quite boring.”

― Shane Black

“An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.”

― Shane Black

“Any time anyone fires bullets in an action movie that don’t hit the target it immediately undermines the movie.”

― Shane Black

“The worst of the action films are the ones where everything is one shout from beginning to finish. And there’s no differentiation between beats, like small or big, or quiet or expansive. It’s all just one loud shout.”

― Shane Black

“I try to make all the action in my movies subjective: to give a sense of what it would feel like to actually be a part of it.”

― Shane Black

“But, it is hard too, because I want to do another action film. Believe it or not, it was fun.”

― Shane West

“The Bruce Lee Action Museum will represent action in the sense that the word is not just used to mean action in the martial arts or films. It is really meant to be a much broader definition as far as taking action, my father’s belief of self-actualization.”

― Shannon Lee

“When I started acting in my twenties, a director on the set of an action film shouted, ‘Just do it like your dad would.’ I couldn’t. I can only do things as I’d do them.”

― Shannon Lee

“To be honest, I’m probably more of a comedy person, actually. I really enjoy the comedy stuff, and I’ve got some things I’ll be working on that I think are just different ways of combining genres in comedy and drama and action.”

― Sharlto Copley

“I was a dancer for fifteen years, and I think a lot of what dancing gives you crosses over so much into anything to do with fighting, martial arts, anything action.”

― Sharni Vinson

“If it was going to be unique, if you’re going to make a robot movie in 2011… it had to be different, and it had to be about more than its machines and more than its action.”

― Shawn Levy

“The big polluters are confident in their grip on Congress. They have basically achieved control of the Republican Party, and as a result, they are basically able to block action in Congress that the public needs and the country deserves.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption.”

― Sherwood Boehlert

“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.”

― Shiv Khera

“I grew up on action movies. I love the James Bond and Jason Bourne movies.”

― Sidharth Malhotra

“I had to satisfy the action fans, the romantic fans, the intellectual fans. It was a terrific burden.”

― Sidney Poitier

“I’d be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture.”

― Sigourney Weaver

“I’m like a geek that grew up playing with Star Wars toys and creating action sequences, essentially, with toys.”

― Simon Kinberg

“Through their own actions, customers can hold companies responsible to higher standards of social responsibility. Through collective action, they can leverage their dollars to combat the force of those investors who myopically pursue profits at the expense of the rest of society.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“The role of social media is critical because it helps to spread cognitive dissonance by connecting thought leaders and activists to ordinary citizens rapidly expanding the network of people who become willing to take action.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“The repeated action of working and playing acts like a trowel that uncovers a hidden structure under the earth. It is an action that deepens and develops.”

― Simon McBurney

“Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.”

― Simon Sinek

“I grip very close to the butt of the racket. This allows me to get a lot of wrist action to create more spin and whip.”

― Sloane Stephens

“I would love to do a period film, a sports film, or an out and out action movie.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“Speech is the mirror of action.”

― Solon

“In ‘Yours Truly,’ I was the centre of the story; I was the protagonist. There was a lot more happening inside the mind of the character which was not projected loudly through dialogue and action… As a performer, playing such a nuanced, internal character is challenging.”

― Soni Razdan

“You can’t be a minority in this society without having someone express disapproval about affirmative action.”

― Sonia Sotomayor

“I had no need to apologize that the look-wider, search-more affirmative action that Princeton and Yale practiced had opened doors for me. That was its purpose: to create the conditions whereby students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be brought to the starting line of a race many were unaware was even being run.”

― Sonia Sotomayor

“When I call myself an affirmative action baby, I’m talking about the essence of what affirmative action was when it started.”

― Sonia Sotomayor

“There are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action – to try to balance out those effects.”

― Sonia Sotomayor

“Action is drama. If we cannot make the audience laugh, smile or cry with us, we are not actors.”

― Sonny Chiba

“The coaches can only put us in the right position, but it’s up to the players to take the action.”

― Spencer Paysinger

“I’ve never done an action show, really. On ‘Jericho,’ other people got to ride horses and shoot guns, but I never did.”

― Sprague Grayden

“Action without a name, a ‘who’ attached to it, is meaningless.”

― St. Jerome

“Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.”

― St. Jerome

“We must use words to uplift and include. We can use our words to fight back against oppression and hate. But we must also channel our words into action.”

― Stacey Abrams

“I really like sometimes to do action pictures; I get a really big kick out of doing those.”

― Stanley Clarke

“I’d like to be able to tap with my action this low without buzzing.”

― Stanley Jordan

“It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.”

― Stanley Milgram

“You cannot expect to make an action movie without getting bruises.”

― Stephanie Sigman

“I was a big wrestling fan growing up. That was my thing. I had the action figures and the magazines and everything like that.”

― Stephen Amell

“It’s crazy how fast you get out of shape if you miss a couple days of action.”

― Stephen Curry

“We should seek the greatest value of our action.”

― Stephen Hawking

“In around 2000, I became aware of a recurring problem of the ‘tightness’ around my cueing action, which somehow stops me believing that I can play the shot – even shots I could previously play with my eyes shut.”

― Stephen Hendry

“In ‘Beowulf,’ director Robert Zemeckis uses a technique called ‘motion capture’ to conjure fantastical things, angles into action and sweeping vistas to stun your eyes and take your breath away. But what he hasn’t mastered and what the technique can’t do is this: emotion capture.”

― Stephen Hunter

“The bottom line is we are pursuing every single possible action to keep our country safe from terrorism.”

― Stephen Miller

“When the song is part of the action and working as dialogue, even two minutes is way too long.”

― Stephen Sondheim

“Fear is a good thing. Fear is going to lead you to take action.”

― Steve Bannon

“We have to take immediate and durable action on climate change.”

― Steve Bullock

“Being an action star is all I had ever hoped to be. I ultimately knew I would be an action star.”

― Steve Carell

“There are a lot of action movies with very little comedy.”

― Steve Carr

“Hipsters. We all know one. They’re those fun, little, arrogant people who let the ideal of ‘anti-consumerism,’ combined with a hatred for all things normal, dictate their every action.”

― Steven Crowder

“Photography is a demanding action sport. The light can change so quickly. I often find myself sprinting so that I can catch the perfect light falling on a photogenic subject.”

― Steven Pinker

“With a lot of action scores, you’re competing with a lot of noise. Say there’s a big explosion: the music would conventionally have a lot of Hollywood-style percussion or brass, because that’s the only thing that will cut through.”

― Steven Price

“I would only ever be involved in a reality show that was about real life and had lots of action.”

― Steven Seagal

“Tracking action without cutting is the least jarring method of placing the audience into a real-time experience where they are the ones making the subtle choices of where and when to look.”

― Steven Spielberg

“I don’t play online games. ‘Warcraft,’ I’ve played that, but I mainly play action games.”

― Steven Spielberg

“I like pure pro-wrestling, when it’s serious in its orientation and presentation – like it’s a legit sport with Jim Ross calling the action.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“I think ‘The Condemned’ has a great story. It’s a lot more than a mindless action flick.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“In ‘The Condemned,’ if you saw the movie, that’s all me; I’ll go toe to toe with anyone in an action movie.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“I myself am sometimes fed up with Hatta’s policies. Hatta and I sometimes bug each other, but omitting Hatta from the Proclamation Text… that is the action of a coward!”

― Sukarno

“My every action is to liberate God from his sorrow.”

― Sun Myung Moon

“The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“I want to do action which is larger than life but has a touch of reality.”

― Sunny Deol

“My films have always been considered the benchmark in action. I have a big responsibility to shoulder.”

― Sunny Deol

“Like the canary in the coal mine, the climate changes already evident in the Arctic are a call to action.”

― Susan Collins

“Affirmative action was never meant to be permanent, and now is truly the time to move on to some other approach.”

― Susan Estrich

“I would rather be alone and a loud voice for action than be silent.”

― Susan Rice

“We do not want talk on terror; we want action on it. Terror and talks cannot go together.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“When I tried to branch out into comedy, I didn’t do very well at it, so I went back to doing what I do naturally well, or what the audience expects from me – action pictures.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“Most action is based on redemption and revenge, and that’s a formula. Moby Dick was formula. It’s how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“Action is always seen as the bottom rung of thespian endeavour, that’s just the way it is.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“Good action films – not crap, but good action films – are really morality plays. They deal in modern, mythic culture.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“Characters I’ve played, they used to impact my paintings, like 80 percent of the time, and especially when I was doing an action film.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“Indecision and reveries are the anesthetics of constructive action.”

― Sylvia Plath

“To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin.”

― T. E. Lawrence

“Blacks who have not succumbed to the victim culture have been, are, and will be doing quite well – all on their own, without handouts, affirmative action, and other patronizing measures.”

― Tammy Bruce

“I’ve always wanted to do action and action movies. I grew up on that.”

― Tania Raymonde

“I would really like to do a straight action movie that’s hardcore – heavy action, like ‘The Expendables’ or ‘Fast Five.’”

― Tania Raymonde

“We all have insecurities. It takes maintenance and constant practice to first identify what they are so we can have an understanding of how we tick and, second, to put forth the action to deal with them.”

― Tara Stiles

“As feminism becomes more integrated into mainstream publications and conversation, I feel weary of an obsession of celebrity culture masquerading as activism or as conversation or action. It’s clickbait.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“The coolest thing about the series is that we stay very true to the books; it would be silly for us not to, because the books are exactly what the fans want to see. There’s an action side to it, which I love, and there are werewolves now. There aren’t just vampires. There’s a wolf pack.”

― Taylor Lautner

“I love action films. I’d love to do an action drama. I’m always looking to give my character something action-oriented to do.”

― Taylor Lautner

“I’d love to do a movie with Denzel Washington, or some action star such as Matt Damon or Mark Wahlberg would be really cool, too.”

― Taylor Lautner

“I don’t write tracking shots in my screenplays or any camera directions, but I do try to give a sense of how the action is moving.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“When I started, I was 18 and really into punk rock and just wanted the action. Over the years, I’ve gravitated towards the travel and experience around surfing and trying to relay that feeling. Going forward, I’m interested in story-driven and personality-driven themes.”

― Taylor Steele

“If I’m elected president, let me tell you about my first day in office. The first thing I intend to do is to rescind every illegal and unconstitutional executive action taken by Barack Obama.”

― Ted Cruz

“The Paris Agreement underlines the urgency to implement climate action in support of sustainable development.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“The 2000 Durban conference prompted action, and since then, great strides have been made in global health and the fight against HIV/AIDS.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.”

― Tennessee Williams

“From the very first movie I ever made to the current time, there have been times between action and cut when I’ve sensed some kind of new dimension that I haven’t been familiar with before.”

― Terence Stamp

“In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives.”

― Terry Brooks

“I could’ve ended up in action films forever. But the comedy thing has been my forte.”

― Terry Crews

“What interested me in doing ‘Dragonball’ was that it’s a huge comic book series that has built a great fan base, and it’s a great action movie!”

― Texas Battle

“I remember seeing an action figure of The Rock and going, ‘You know what? I’m going to become a WWE Superstar.’”

― The Miz

“Truly we have had enough experience with sufferance and protection which could be revoked at will. Consequently, the only reasonable Course of action is to work for publicly legalized guarantees.”

― Theodor Herzl

“By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.”

― Theodore Bikel

“Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“Countries across the world are taking action now to help them track paedophiles and terrorists who abuse new technology to plot their horrific crimes.”

― Theresa May

“UKIP talk a lot about immigration – but they don’t have a serious plan for action.”

― Theresa May

“I let action rise out of character, really.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid taking unalterable action while at a low point in life. I have never been conventional.”

― Therese Fowler

“Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.”

― Thomas Babington Macaulay

“Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“With devotion’s visage and pious action we do sugar o’er the devil himself.”

― Thomas Fuller

“A man is not good or bad for one action.”

― Thomas Fuller

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“I grew up on ’80s action movies… Jean Claude Van Damme, Schwarzenegger, Stallone… If there were ever some opportunity to do that, it’d be great.”

― Thomas Middleditch

“I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine, never one which was not earnest and impressive.”

― Thomas Nelson Page

“In animation, action is changing so quickly that there’s really not a lot of suspended moments.”

― Thomas Newman

“You can’t drag people from understanding to action. A customer isn’t actually at the last mile if you’re the one dragging her to the finish line.”

― Thomas P.M. Barnett

“The theatre is supremely fitted to say: ‘Behold! These things are.’ Yet most dramatists employ it to say: ‘This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.’”

― Thornton Wilder

“A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.”

― Thornton Wilder

“Action is a universal language, so everyone understands a punch and a kick.”

― Tiger Shroff

“When I had decided to become an actor, I did a lot of soul-searching to figure out how I could be different. What could I bring to the table that others or my father couldn’t have? That’s when I worked on my strong points, namely action and dancing.”

― Tiger Shroff

“Action alone doesn’t work in Germany – you need an emotional element to the story.”

― Til Schweiger

“I love action films. It’s my favorite genre.”

― Til Schweiger

“The Russian male audience, they loved ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,’ and they like my comedies, but the Russian male audience is action, action, action.”

― Til Schweiger

“We haven’t done action movies in Germany. We had some attempts in the ’90s, but they failed.”

― Til Schweiger

“Germans aren’t action fans. The only kind of action that really works is ‘Bond.’”

― Til Schweiger

“Germany is the country where action films perform the worst. It’s the worst market in the world for these kind of movies.”

― Til Schweiger

“I encourage active skepticism – when people are being skeptical because they’re trying to identify the best course of action. They’re trying to identify the next step for themselves or other people.”

― Tim Ferriss

“Bush is very clever. When the debate should have been about the deterioration of our cities and the lack of action by government, he sent in his idiot to make an outrageous statement about Murphy Brown.”

― Tim Robbins

“In rhetoric and action, the Trump administration has aggrandized ‘radical Islamic terror,’ thus making what Madison called a ‘favorable emergency’ more likely.”

― Timothy D. Snyder

“Getting out to protest, this is something real and, I would say, something patriotic. Part of the new authoritarianism is to get people to prefer fiction and inaction to reality and action.”

― Timothy D. Snyder

“Since when did scientific evidence become a reason to shy away from ecological action just because it wasn’t popular?”

― Timothy Morton

“When you watch one person on stage trying to surmount their fate only in that very action to embody it, it’s called a tragedy. When you see a lot of people doing it on stage, it’s called ‘Fawlty Towers.’”

― Timothy Morton

“I love doing films, action films, anything I can get into that is produced at a high level, really use my skills.”

― Tito Ortiz

“Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, ‘Lost in Space’? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.”

― Tom Berenger

“The average action game doesn’t much traffic in thematic grandiosity, but the BioShock games are different.”

― Tom Bissell

“With Iran, we negotiated privately in 2012-2013 from a position of strength, not a position of weakness. The secret negotiations in Oman. This ultimately led to the Joint Plan of Action of November 2013.”

― Tom Cotton

“Cigars, cigarettes, and hookah tobacco are all smoked tobacco – addictive and deadly. We need effective action to protect our kids from struggling with a lifelong addiction to nicotine.”

― Tom Frieden

“I’ve done a lot of action movies, and there has to be a certain amount of emotion in the actual performing of the stunt. It doesn’t have to be any particular emotion, but there has to be some life to it, and that’s not so easy.”

― Tom Noonan

“Public service has allowed me to put values my parents taught me into action.”

― Tom Perez

“I’m used to adapting my novels for feature film – it can be challenging to cut and compress three or four hundred pages into two hours of dramatic action.”

― Tom Perrotta

“Good managers have a bias for action.”

― Tom Peters

“Tragically, no industry has done more to block crucial action to address climate change than the oil industry.”

― Tom Steyer

“If you are making a record, you are the one saying ‘action’, and you are the one saying ‘cut,’ and you have to be sure that the most interesting thing is not going on outside the frame.”

― Tom Waits

“The events over the DAO hack might have spooked some people from ether to Bitcoin, helping with the rise in price, and now that ether is recovering a little, that movement is reversing the action.”

― Tone Vays

“The most important thing for me is that I get regular first team action.”

― Toni Kroos

“Whatever the dangers of the action we take, the dangers of inaction are far, far greater.”

― Tony Blair

“The FCC was founded in 1934, and their first major action was in 1941 when they broke up NBC. NBC used to be NBC Red and NBC Blue, and they broke them up for the same exact reason: that there wasn’t going to be a diversity of voices and because they were vertically integrated.”

― Tony Cardenas

“Football is oneness in action. When played well, it is unity on display. Players come from different races and different backgrounds. However, when they get on the field, they harmonize their differences toward a common goal.”

― Tony Evans

“I like knowing where I am in action sequences if I’m supposed to.”

― Tony Gilroy

“I don’t want to do an action movie, because I’ve acted in them, and they’re so boring to do, because they’re so technical. The headache of that is daunting. But, if it were an action movie with really interesting characters, how great would that be?”

― Tony Goldwyn

“I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. ‘Action sport’ would be the least offensive categorization.”

― Tony Hawk

“I don’t believe that one should have one-size-fits-all moral rules for international political action.”

― Tony Judt

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”

― Tony Robbins

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”

― Tony Robbins

“I’m learning as much martial arts as I possibly can. My show is packed with action. Enough to get a rise.”

― Traci Bingham

“It’s not a natural translation, transition, to take something from stage to screen. Onstage your action is communicated through the spoken word primarily, and on screen it’s communicated through pictures. So it’s always been kind of unnatural to take something that lives on the stage and turn it into moving pictures.”

― Tracy Letts

“The way we tell our stories on stage is that we use spoken word to convey action, and in movies, we use visual images to convey action.”

― Tracy Letts

“I would love to try action films.”

― Tracy Morgan

“Class-action lawsuits should allow those with serious injuries to have their own day in court. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act would do just that.”

― Trent Franks

“I will be doing a film called Whispers, for Disney. It’s about elephants, and doesn’t have any people in it. It will be a live action film – I don’t know how much I can say about it, since I still don’t know too much about it.”

― Trevor Rabin

“’Rise’ has a lot of different meanings. It’s a call to action to rise from the dead and actually live.”

― Trip Lee

“I grew up in a drive-in theater, from the time I was 8, working in a snack bar watching four features every week. It was silent theater in the sense that this was a drive-in, which meant that I often saw the films going with no sound. But I learned to tell stories through action.”

― Twyla Tharp

“’Bum’s Rush’ is a piece about timing, and everything that’s in the piece needs to be with the piece. If people are missing, or marking, or unable to use their voices, the impulses that prompt the action are lost, and its logic crumbles.”

― Twyla Tharp

“I can cook really well. I started cooking as a kid, so I can fend for myself in the kitchen and even do a little gourmet action.”

― Ty Pennington

“I looked up to action heroes such as Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Jean-Claude van Damme because I liked the attitude and determination they portrayed.”

― Urijah Faber

“My private life is always under scrutiny. Each and every action is analysed and re-analysed.”

― Urmila Matondkar

“When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

“I get a lot of moral guidance from reading novels, so I guess I expect my novels to offer some moral guidance, but they’re not blueprints for action, ever.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

“It’s always hard, when introducing readers to a new world/set of rules, not to lay it all out manual-style in the opening chapters but make sure to put the action and the characters at the front. If people don’t become invested in them and in the story, the world in which it’s set will become a burden.”

― V. E. Schwab

“The last six months of the Bush administration lost four million jobs and the first six months of the Obama administration lost another four million before any initiatives of the president could take action.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“It is stories – both real and fictional – that can captivate hearts, change minds and, in the most powerful examples, spur action.”

― Vanessa Diffenbaugh

“I would love to do some type of action feature. That’s my goal. A really cool, Transformers-type feature would be awesome.”

― Vanessa Morgan

“My directors feel that, because of my height, I look better in action sequences.”

― Varun Tej

“Personally, I want to do action films. I even tried it with ‘Loafer,’ but things did not work out. So, I am taking things as they come and am trying to do different films which will suit my image.”

― Varun Tej

“Always, in every human action, there are leaders.”

― Vicente Fox

“Acting between action and cut is temporary. The result is permanent.”

― Vicky Kaushal

“I’d like to do something where there’s a strong female character and some action. I’ve done a few stunts in the past.”

― Vicky McClure

“It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like.”

― Victor Hugo

“How can I convert the enthusiasm of voters into a practical programme of action that meets their desire for economic security and greater prosperity?”

― Victor Ponta

“Women can’t be afraid to look like action heroes. It’s not always pretty, but when it’s on the screen, it translates well to the audience.”

― Victoria Pratt

“The reforms proposed by the Patent Reform Act of 2007 are precisely the type of congressional action needed. The Act will remove obstacles to growth and restore balance to the patent system.”

― Viet D. Dinh

“As far as action is concerned, our films have been coming up with some great sequences. In fact, I think Hollywood is copying Bollywood by getting their heroes to bash up 15 guys at a time.”

― Vijender Singh

“I could care less about being an action actor like Stallone or Schwarzenegger.”

― Vin Diesel

“Knife crime isn’t an issue that’s going to go away just because of repression and police action. Of course we need to support the forces, but it’s linked to prevention, and prevention often comes through education.”

― Vincent Kompany

“The deductive reasons for a course of action usually follow rather than precede the course of action. Thought follows life.”

― Vincent McNabb

“Our dear Lord said we should pray always. Everything we are doing should be either a prayer in itself or can be made into a prayer. Any action that is not in itself wrong can be done in union with God and His divine will.”

― Vincent McNabb

“You shouldn’t have political action committees.”

― Virgil Goode

“What we have are – some of the big political donors behind the super PACs are big on promoting more of these trade agreements which cost us jobs – another reason that we need to end political action committees and have only individual donations with their donations being disclosed completely with names and addresses and other information.”

― Virgil Goode

“Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.”

― Virginia Woolf

“The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.”

― Vladimir Lenin

“No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization.”

― Vladimir Putin

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”

― W. Clement Stone

“Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.”

― W. Edwards Deming

“Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”

― W. H. Auden

“We need a wireless mobile device ecosystem that mirrors the PC/Internet ecosystem, one where the consumers’ purchase of network capacity is separate from their purchase of the hardware and software they use on that network. It will take government action, or some disruptive technology or business innovation, to get us there.”

― Walt Mossberg

“At first sight experience seems to bury us under a flood of external objects, pressing upon us with a sharp and importunate reality, calling us out of ourselves in a thousand forms of action.”

― Walter Pater

“The life of a character doesn’t just exist between action and cut.”

― Walton Goggins

“What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Most Pixar films are better than most live action films.”

― Wesley Morris

“I didn’t go into this business to do action because I’m a classically trained actor. But I’m good at kicking and punching.”

― Wesley Snipes

“I never really planned on making action films. It just kind of happened.”

― Wesley Snipes

“There are so few guys who do action and do it well. Even fewer who are African-American. Even fewer who have classical-theater training. So a cat like me coming in, I’m bringing all of that to an action movie.”

― Wesley Snipes

“I’m a physical type of actor and love projects in which I can get physical. The more action, the better.”

― Wesley Snipes

“Hate speech, racism, and bigotry are intolerable realities that we must all come together to take action against.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“In a lot of cases, writers discover that the novel needs to begin later in the action than they’d first thought.”

― Will Hobbs

“I love things where I can be physical and I so love high stakes, and you usually don’t get that unless you’re doing a play or an action movie.”

― Will Patton

“Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.”

― Will Rogers

“Action breeds inspiration more than inspiration breeds action.”

― Willem Dafoe

“Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object.”

― William Ames

“Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States.”

― William Blum

“The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.”

― William Dean Howells

“The script for ‘Drive Angry’ is a great read with great characters and great action.”

― William Fichtner

“We have, all of us, our duties. Every action of our lives, and every word that we utter, will either conduce to or detract from the discharge of our duty.”

― William Godwin

“Duty is that mode of action which constitutes the best application of the capacity of the individual to the general advantage.”

― William Godwin

“We are men of action, lies do not become us.”

― William Goldman

“Action for which I become responsible, or for which my administration becomes responsible, shall be within the law.”

― William Howard Taft

“Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy.”

― William Inge

“Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.”

― William James

“Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.”

― William James

“He who truly believes that which prompts him to an action has looked upon the action to lust after it, he has committed it already in his heart.”

― William Kingdon Clifford

“When an action is once done, it is right or wrong for ever; no accidental failure of its good or evil fruits can possibly alter that.”

― William Kingdon Clifford

“As she sallied forth from her boudoir, you would never have guessed how quickly she could strip for action.”

― William Manchester

“Owning a token bestows a right that results in product usage, a governance action, a given contribution, voting, or plain access to the product or market.”

― William Mougayar

“I was never able to convince myself that there was a cost-free alternative course, as from 1961, or that any of the different strategies since proposed, especially those involving stronger military action, would have made sense.”

― William P. Bundy

“Today, war of necessity is used by critics of military action to describe unavoidable response to an attack like that on Pearl Harbor that led to our prompt, official declaration of war, while they characterize as unwise wars of choice the wars in Korea, Vietnam and the current war in Iraq.”

― William Safire

“Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.”

― William Shakespeare

“Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.”

― William Shakespeare

“When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take – choose the bolder.”

― William Slim

“Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation.”

― William Wilberforce

“African countries lose the most from tax dodging. African governments must, therefore, do more to push for a full reform of the global tax system and demand action from countries, such as the U.K., whose financial centres sit at the heart of the global network of tax havens.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“Developing countries can make great strides towards more progressive and effective taxation and spending through action within their own borders. But the damage caused by exemptions, loopholes, and tax havens requires action beyond national borders – it requires international action and cooperation.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“I never worry about action, but only inaction.”

― Winston Churchill

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”

― Winston Churchill

“I think that feeling that if one believed absolutely in any cause, then one must have the confidence, the self-certainty, to go through with that particular course of action.”

― Wole Soyinka

“I think of action as a dance. It’s a riddle; it should have emotion in it.”

― Wong Kar-wai

“When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.”

― Woody Allen

“For the things that I’ve been involved in, most of it has really been – it’s been a mixture of action and then drama.”

― Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

“Every little action creates an effect: We are all interconnected.”

― Yehuda Berg

“It’s enough to make a small shift within and a small action in the world. Collectively these have a huge effect.”

― Yehuda Berg

“I enjoy sometimes focusing on a character in a scene that’s not actually doing the main action or the talking.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“Most parts for women have them reacting to something a man has done. Women never instigate any action; they only react it. We women have become accustomed to doing that.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“It’s not that I’m opposed to doing a big-budget action movie. But it has to be the right project.”

― Zac Efron

“The lack of alternatives to an illegal action does not legitimise that action.”

― Zadie Smith

“I’m excited to join my brother-in-law Ken Thomson every Tuesday night on SiriusXM to recap all of the awesome NFL action, and to find out what in the Wylde world of sports is going on.”

― Zakk Wylde

“Rushing to war is not a wise course of action.”

― Zbigniew Brzezinski

“Whenever life’s at a standstill, I need some action.”

― Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I’ve always loved the collaborative side of filmmaking, and there’s a lot of things I can do in the acting side of things in terms of the creating of action sequences, and coming up with ways of doing things with a stunt coordinator.”

― Zoe Bell

“As a stunt girl I’ve done most varieties of female fight action.”

― Zoe Bell

“I think I want to produce action movies.”

― Zoe Bell

“The Administration has made critical mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to the war in Iraq. The President refuses to acknowledge these mistakes, and thus, no corrective action has been taken to prevent these problems from happening again.”

― Zoe Lofgren
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