Top 1094 Balance Quotes of 2020

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“You have to learn how to act a pop song. You have to find the balance of the pop from the pop song and the lyrical significance of the scene you are in.”

― Aaron Lazar

“I balance with prayer and music. I sing every day.”

― Aaron Neville

“I always wanted to be more validated as a human being, as a person, than I was as a player. I think that was a really hard balance for me.”

― Abby Wambach

“You can’t have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that’s very important.”

― Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

“It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated.”

― Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

“A healthy economy is largely a result of a reasonable balance between consumption today and consumption deferred, and it’s pretty clear that balance has been ridiculously out of whack for a while.”

― Adam Davidson

“You have to be forward-moving and able to balance a lot of things at the same time. I attribute a lot of that to the Marine Corps and Juilliard both.”

― Adam Driver

“A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear.”

― Adam Richman

“One of many strengths that I often see in successful women on Wall Street is a responsible balance between risk taking and risk mitigation – the ability to assess situations smartly and make the right medium-to-long-term decisions without being lured into reckless, short-term profit-taking.”

― Adena Friedman

“It’s unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance.”

― Adolf Galland

“I think talented people are priceless. And I think people that are knowledgeable and experienced – and I think there’s a balance of new talent and experience, which makes, I think, Estee Lauder really special.”

― Aerin Lauder

“I get a little myopic in the act of doing any writing. I think I’m not as interested or not as able to write about balance, because I think there’s something I want to try to get at. I’m trying to get at something about the experience of growing up or about families.”

― Aimee Bender

“The government must give proper weight to both keeping America safe from terrorists and protecting Americans’ privacy. But when Americans lack the most basic information about our domestic surveillance programs, they have no way of knowing whether we’re getting that balance right. This lack of transparency is a big problem.”

― Al Franken

“The Republican agenda is a radical vision in which Medicaid is slashed to the bone – in which we start to balance the budget on the backs of, literally, our most vulnerable citizens.”

― Al Franken

“I always did the cooking at home, and we always tried for balance. We’ve been vigilant about how and what our kids eat. For example, my son would just as soon go for the grapes as he would the chips… and the chips are baked.”

― Al Roker

“Secular thinkers have a separation between thinking and doing. They don’t have a grasp of the balance sheet. The doers are selling us potted plants and pizzas while the thinkers are a little bit unworldly. Religions both think and do.”

― Alain de Botton

“As digitalisation and the ageing population trends advance, international mobility and the development of employable skills are crucial to balance demographic gaps and surpluses as well as the deficit of skills across the world.”

― Alain Dehaze

“Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.”

― Alain Prost

“Good character consists of recognizing the selfishness that inheres in each of us and trying to balance it against the altruism to which we should all aspire. It is a difficult balance to strike, but no definition of goodness can be complete without it.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“We all learn in school that the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government must check and balance each other. But other non state institutions must participate in this important system of checks and balances as well. These checking institutions include the academy, the media, religious institutions and NGOs.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

― Albert Einstein

“You do the best you can, looking at precedent, in trying to anticipate where the Supreme Court is going to draw the balance between the protection of civil liberties and protecting the national security, and in some cases, we guessed wrong.”

― Alberto Gonzales

“It’s famous that comedians have a very dark personal state of mind. I think, in my case, it’s the same. The only way to get deep is to have a balance, or a counterbalance.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“There still aren’t many black women on prime-time TV. Times are changing, but it’s interesting: we’re in 2013 and still experiencing firsts… Hopefully, in the next 100 years, things will balance even more.”

― Alesha Dixon

“I try to preserve whatever balance society has between public and personal life. I never try to eat on the subway. I never try to listen to loud music on the subway.”

― Alex Karpovsky

“Carbon zero simply means that the emissions you are releasing either are zero or balance out to zero.”

― Alex Steffen

“The trick of making movies in this culture is how to not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made – and that’s a tricky balance.”

― Alex Winter

“My coach would push us off the balance beam and teach us how to fall. That helps with your body awareness, your air awareness, but even the training I had in cheerleading, gymnastics, bodybuilding, nothing prepares you for what you go through in the ring.”

― Alexa Bliss

“There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company.”

― Alexander McQueen

“The E.U. initially decided to end the isolation of Turkish Cyprus, to balance the accession of Cyprus. But the E.U. has not carried through on its promise.”

― Ali Babacan

“I’ll tell you how I balance family and career. I have a nanny.”

― Ali Wong

“The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has.”

― Alia Shawkat

“I think health is the outcome of finding a balance and some satisfaction at the table.”

― Alice Waters

“A great amount has been talked and written about what constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is meant by the concepts of ‘balance’ and ‘deterrence’.”

― Alva Myrdal

“I try to keep a balance between conceptional or intellectual comprehension and emotional understanding.”

― Alva Noto

“From the beginning with ‘So Far Gone,’ Drake’s work has been to find a way to deftly balance his singing and his rapping.”

― Amanda Seales

“Society may be likened to a rod, which only a just government can balance properly.”

― Ameen Rihani

“But for 30 years, Orthodox leaders have tipped the balance between hawks and doves, and have been in a position to determine who forms a coalition and who runs the country.”

― Amos Oz

“Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. I tried to find the balance between the strict, traditional Chinese way I was raised, which I think can be too harsh, and what I see as a tendency in the West to be too permissive and indulgent. If I could do it all again, I would, with some adjustments.”

― Amy Chua

“There must always be a balance between protecting privacy and security. In our country, one of the ways we have struck that balance is by requiring a court order before law enforcement can access certain communications of and data on suspects.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Parents who achieve a successful work-life balance don’t live and breathe to make their kids happy. Instead, they strive to raise independent children that will grow to become responsible adults.”

― Amy Morin

“The human foot has bones and muscles and can balance back and forth. If you step and you maybe make a little mistake, your foot can compensate. But if I step in the wrong spot, my foot isn’t going to compensate because it’s just one piece of carbon fiber.”

― Amy Purdy

“It’s harder to be a success, globally, and be artistic. Harder to have that balance than just to be artistic when nobody understands you.”

― Andre Benjamin

“I have dreams that I will reach balance in my life, and, at forty-one, I have none.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“This is our 40th year in business. We don’t have a single penny from outside investors, and we never borrowed heavily from the banks. We have a healthy balance sheet and more credit than we can use.”

― Andrew Cherng

“The more you worry, the more you throw off the delicate balance of hormones required for health.”

― Andrew J. Bernstein

“During periods of extreme fear or greed, you don’t have the proper balance between those two to generate market efficiency and you get extremes in behavior.”

― Andrew Lo

“I’ve always thought that the balance between the side of my mind that knows what it is doing and the side that really hasn’t got a clue has to be carefully maintained because if you write too knowingly then you get chilly, and if you write too unknowingly you write bollocks that nobody else can understand.”

― Andrew Motion

“In Washington, I will never vote to raise taxes, I will fight to repeal healthcare reform, and I will work to balance the budget.”

― Andrew P. Harris

“It’s all in how you arrange the thing… the careful balance of the design is the motion.”

― Andrew Wyeth

“The music of Bach is so timeless, so fulfilling. You don’t feel like you have to be in front of it. The music has everything, and you are there to find the balance when you conduct. You don’t have to give too much of your individuality. It’s Bach, so it’s dangerous to get in the way.”

― Andris Nelsons

“I think, on any given day, somebody could help out a homeless person and cuss out somebody that cut them off in traffic, and I think that everybody has that inside them: it’s just how you live that balance – so I think everybody is ‘Wretched and Divine.’”

― Andy Biersack

“Perhaps America works like this: Presidencies swing, as reactions to each other, like a pendulum. My optimistic belief is it is how we keep our country in balance.”

― Andy Dunn

“Three or four stones in one firing will all react differently. I try to achieve a balance between those that haven’t progressed enough and those about to go too far.”

― Andy Goldsworthy

“I do some 400 m. repetition running for endurance on the court. I’ll be in the gym lifting weights, or I’ll be putting in a lot of core stability to work to improve my balance.”

― Andy Murray

“’Balance’ is a really big word for me.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“The Republican party is not perfect, but if you put this party’s record of achievements on one side of a balance scale and the Democrat’s record on the other, the Republican side would slam the table.”

― Angela McGlowan

“Patriarchy is a fundamental imbalance underlying society And it’s one we rarely address because it’s so universal. But as I get older, I see that peace is a product of balance.”

― Ani DiFranco

“But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want.”

― Anita Roddick

“I think it is important to have a balance of science and arts to be able to be accessible in either fields.”

― Ann Makosinski

“I used to exercise an hour every day – no excuses. I live in absolutes: I either exercise every day, or I let myself off the hook. I’m trying to find that balance of working out three or four days a week and sticking to it.”

― Anna Kendrick

“You have to get the balance right, especially with public health, so that you take the measures that benefit the public’s health but without causing people to resent you so that you actually don’t cure the ill that you seek to cure.”

― Anna Soubry

“I find it satisfying and intellectually stimulating to work with the intensity, brevity, balance and word play of the short story.”

― Annie Proulx

“I definitely love to work, and I’m loving being a mommy, so I’d like to try to balance both.”

― Annie Wersching

“A huge part of Irish dance is balance, which is so good for any kind of combat – just being aware of your body.”

― Annie Wersching

“We’re big fans of balance in storytelling, and we like movies that hit every emotion.”

― Anthony Russo

“The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films.”

― Anton Corbijn

“I think, in every situation, it’s important to find the right balance. If you have to spend money, try and spend that money in the right way to take players with the right characteristics for your idea of football.”

― Antonio Conte

“With the rise of America, the global balance of power shifted away from the old European powers.”

― Armstrong Williams

“States should not balance their budgets on the backs of students.”

― Arne Duncan

“The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem.”

― Arthur Keith

“Because tax cuts create an incentive to increase output, employment, and production, they also help balance the budget by reducing means-tested government expenditures. A faster-growing economy means lower unemployment and higher incomes, resulting in reduced unemployment benefits and other social welfare programs.”

― Arthur Laffer

“There has to be a very good balance between being aggressive and then being able to defend as well.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“A few years back, I had this urge to be on the go all the time. It’s important to find a balance, though. Now my motto is, do the work, but recharge, too!”

― Ashley Roberts

“From the age of seven, I basically started practicing my hand-eye and foot coordination, balance, strength, endurance, discipline, and mental toughness three days a week until I was about 15.”

― Ashton Eaton

“Though it is very easy to do valuations, eyeballs and brand prominence surveys, you should never allow any of them to influence the balance sheet.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“I was always taught that book keeping was more relevant than book reading. The only thing worth reading was meant to be a balance sheet.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“’The Office’ is less a comedy than so many other ‘comedies’ that have been on the air. It’s really about the balance between what is real and what is comic.”

― B. J. Novak

“I gave up years ago on the concept that you could actually have balance in your life, I think it’s a phantom chase.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.”

― Barbara De Angelis

“What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance.”

― Barbara Jordan

“Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.”

― Barbra Streisand

“If you think too-big-to-fail banks are not worthy of investment because of their impossible-to-read balance sheets, well then, don’t buy them.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“Deflation can be particularly dangerous when a financial system is shaky, with household and corporate balance sheets in poor shape and banks undercapitalized and heavily burdened with bad loans.”

― Ben Bernanke

“To minimize market uncertainty and achieve the maximum effect of its policies, the Federal Reserve is committed to providing the public as much information as possible about the uses of its balance sheet, plans regarding future uses of its balance sheet, and the criteria on which the relevant decisions are based.”

― Ben Bernanke

“The Federal Reserve Act requires the Federal Reserve to report annually on its operations and to publish its balance sheet weekly.”

― Ben Bernanke

“One thing I struggled with early in my career was the delicate balance between my performance and my identity. When things on the field went well, I was cheerful and felt important. When things went poorly, my countenance and self-concept plummeted, and I was not pleasant to be around.”

― Benjamin Watson

“If something is to be quietly powerful, it requires more balance than a film that allows for more freneticism.”

― Bennett Miller

“I think the approach of the character for us is the same in a silent movie as in a talking movie because we had balance, we had lines to learn.”

― Berenice Bejo

“You’re always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom.”

― Bernadine Dohrn

“It’s two sides to everybody. I’m a manager – I’m a promoter – and I’m a fighter, so it is two sides to me. That’s a balance there.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“You have to find balance. Whenever I start feeling stressed or not feeling myself, it’s about balance, and it means I need to find it again.”

― Bernard Sumner

“I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973. The music was sanity and balance.”

― Bernice Johnson Reagon

“I always try to balance the light with the heavy – a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.”

― Bette Midler

“Since my asana techniques increase circulation to all organs in the body and increase lung efficiency, I recommend Bikram Balance natural whole food beverage as a way to provide all the critical nutrients to oxygenate the blood and restore the acid/alkaline balance.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“Maintaining spirituality and humanism are the keys to success. It’s a balance.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance needed to protect our freedom and security.”

― Bill Owens

“I think we’re probably more unified than ever before because we’re in a battle for survival. Not only for survival as the Republican Party, but survival of the check and balance system in our government.”

― Bill Scott

“It was really important that ‘Dream’ kept the balance of strength and total vulnerability – which was my exact headspace when it was being written.”

― Bishop Briggs

“It takes a village to raise a child; that’s how I basically balance it. It’s twenty four hours in a day.”

― Blac Chyna

“The broad consensus is that our system should be better structured to deter crimes without giving up on everyone who commits them, and should better balance resources to hold violent criminals fully accountable without imposing unnecessarily harsh sentences on nonviolent offenders.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“We need a Supreme Court justice who will restore fairness, balance, and independence to the highest level of the judiciary. Based on his record, I do not believe Gorsuch would be that kind of justice.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“There’s no question that a public official of either party can take it too far, and it’s up to the candidate to be able to strike that balance, the balance that is the separation of church and state. The way I’ve always looked at this is that every candidate has a right to talk as much or as little about their faith as they deem appropriate.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“The trick of ‘Up’ was to balance the sad stuff with the silly stuff.”

― Bob Peterson

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

― Bobby Deol

“It’s important to have balance in your life between work and play.”

― Bobby Flay

“Autonomy leads to empowerment. We work hard to maintain a balance between collaboration and cooperation and independence.”

― Bobby Kotick

“When you got something you gotta do in your career, you do it. When you get home, and there’s work to be done, you do that. It’s all about balance.”

― Brad Paisley

“It’s difficult, and it’s an incredibly fine balance between getting your weight right down and being anorexic.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“I wanted to put a really good kids’ racing bike out there for kids under 14: 10-year-olds, eight-year-olds, right down to balance bikes for kids.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“Part of the elements of the electoral college is creation. Certainly it was created in slave states and them wanting to balance power, but there’s not a specific set of the country always determining who the president is.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“I really enjoy listening to players on the cusp of swing into bebop like Charlie Shavers, Clifford Brown and Clark Terry. They balance immense facility on their instrument with rhythm, melody, and more complex harmonies of the time.”

― Bria Skonberg

“Governing isn’t as easy as you think. Many of you have taken pledges that are contradictory – to balance the budget and cut taxes, for example. You must be honest about the numbers, since our annual deficit now exceeds all discretionary spending combined.”

― Brian Baird

“The trouble with New York today is that it’s lost its balance. I love the new, greener New York, but it takes all kinds of worlds to make a World.”

― Brian Cox

“Control and surrender have to be kept in balance. That’s what surfers do – take control of the situation, then be carried, then take control. In the last few thousand years, we’ve become incredibly adept technically. We’ve treasured the controlling part of ourselves and neglected the surrendering part.”

― Brian Eno

“I never want readers to be comfortable, to feel like we’re in a comedy or a drama. Life is never just one of those things. Life is a balance of all those things.”

― Brian K. Vaughan

“Remove the predators, and the whole ecosystem begins to crash like a house of cards. As the sharks disappear, the predator-prey balance dramatically shifts, and the health of our oceans declines.”

― Brian Skerry

“I balance family and career by doing what makes me the happiest! That for me, without question, is putting my family and kids first.”

― Bridgette Wilson

“Trends are not real; they are for the consumer, and once we can get enough of us to free ourselves from it and realize that it’s not about strong-arming our way through, it’s about understanding that we are so needed for the balance of this planet, then I think we can start having changes.”

― Brie Larson

“Anything that keeps me off balance is vital.”

― Brie Larson

“It matters that we have balance and facts and push people when they need to be pushed so that we can give the accurate, fair, balanced piece to the viewer, and then it’s up to the viewer to be the judge.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“We must find a way to balance our tradition as a state welcoming of refugees while ensuring the safety and security of our citizens.”

― Bruce Rauner

“I tend to write the episodes in the middle of the season, which can be a challenge because you’ve got to balance all these threads that have begun – and also make sure they will make sense with the overall plan going forward.”

― Bryan Cogman

“The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance.”

― Bryan Q. Miller

“Wrestling has made me very mentally strong, conditioned me really well for MMA, and given me phenomenal balance.”

― Cain Velasquez

“When somebody says, ‘I don’t like your cover’… that’s fair enough, but then this person has just written to me and said that they’ve come out to their family because of my interpretation. So I’ve got to balance everything. And yeah… that warms my heart.”

― Calum Scott

“It’s a balance. But you have to have your cheat day; you have to take your time to have the pleasure. Otherwise, what’s the point?”

― Camila Alves

“We are all so busy and constantly trying to save time and balance everything.”

― Camila Alves

“After a 15-year career in television news, sometimes spent biting my tongue in the name of objectivity and balance, I retired to raise our two small children.”

― Campbell Brown

“We have to balance the lineality of the known universe with the nonlineality of the unknown universe.”

― Carlos Castaneda

“It’s like life: you have both comedy and drama. There’s a balance, and I’m lucky enough to have it in my work.”

― Carol Kane

“Women are actually superb at math; they just happen to engage in their own variety of it, an intricate personal math in which desires are split off from one another, weighed, balance, traded, assessed.”

― Caroline Knapp

“I think it is very important to have a life off the court, and to me, it wasn’t that hard to balance tennis and a relationship.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“We need a mayor who knows how to balance a budget, who understands the urgency of delivering all the services that a great city needs, who understand the need of working families.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“You have to find a balance with food in your life – you can’t take out food. It can be absolutely terrifying.”

― Carre Otis

“I’ve found that balance is key. I’m no longer an extremist in any one direction.”

― Carre Otis

“Our mission and task has always been to find a pragmatic balance among competing interests that will serve the greatest common good.”

― Carrie Lam

“Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“I’m very touchy feely with my fandom, in part because they’ve never done me wrong or hurt me in any way. This is an awesome balance. I hope it stays that way forever.”

― Catherynne M. Valente

“It is important that women have the opportunity to balance different priorities at different stages in their career.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“When I moved to New York, I was waiting tables, painting in the daytime and working at night, and I felt it was possible to find a balance and just about get by.”

― Cecily Brown

“Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It’s about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.”

― Celine Dion

“My kids give me the balance to live right.”

― Celine Dion

“As far as discom reforms are concerned, they have to be a combination of two parts. One is the existing balance sheet and, therefore, taking care of that. The second important is the reduction in losses going forward.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“You can maintain work-life balance even while pursuing careers.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“It’s about maintaining balance. Plan better, be organised. I chose to be a working wife and mother. Why should I compromise on either?”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I believe Indian banks have a strong funding profile with largely deposit-funded balance sheets, a large physical presence to cater to the needs of customers, and ability to provide comprehensive solutions to customers.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I don’t actually subscribe to the view that all power corrupts. But absolute power – when secured on the back of massive parliamentary majorities, which don’t reflect the balance of political opinion in the country – can corrupt absolutely.”

― Charles Kennedy

“So I try not to do press and if you can keep the balance of keeping a certain degree of anonymity and do interesting work then you can hope for a degree of career longevity.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“I’ve always been very aware of balance and, even before I had a child, my life always takes priority to my work.”

― Charlize Theron

“It’s very important to balance things; it’s imperative to do something for the society, and women in particular, and help women who aren’t in position to help themselves.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.”

― Chris Chocola

“I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget deficit in a $29 billion budget, so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America, by percentage, larger than California, larger than New York, larger than Illinois. And we’re going to balance that without raising taxes on the people of the state of New Jersey.”

― Chris Christie

“Today is the day for the complaining to end and for statesmanship to begin. Today I am taking action to cut state spending and balance the budget this year.”

― Chris Christie

“I enjoy comedy and drama. A nice balance of both is great.”

― Chris Owen

“I know I always worked hard on making sure we came out with the best possible product and of course we were working with four other people, you have to balance that as well.”

― Chris Squire

“I think that a lot of women experience that balance between feeling insecure about and appreciative for their bodies. I definitely have.”

― Christen Press

“The heel is engineering in itself. This little thing that supports the human weight has to have a precise balance.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Being a baseball player is most important, first and foremost. Obviously, there are other obligations that come with everything. You just need to balance it and take it in stride, but at the same time, be mindful of your time and prioritize everything and what is most beneficial.”

― Christian Yelich

“The only thing that I stress out about is, how am I going to make sure that I balance out my time for motherhood?”

― Christina Milian

“I think there are multiple studies now to demonstrate that diversity, a better balance between genders, but also between different fields as well, is actually conducive to better growth, better bottom line, better results.”

― Christine Lagarde

“Nowadays, the process of growth and development almost never seems to manage to create this subtle balance between the importance of the individual parts, and the coherence of the environment as a whole. One or the other always dominates.”

― Christopher Alexander

“We define organic order as the kind of order that is achieved when there is a perfect balance between the needs of the parts, and the needs of the whole.”

― Christopher Alexander

“I have a son and a daughter; I try to teach them equally about balance, gender, and gender equity.”

― Christy Turlington

“Creating jobs for your country’s workers is about much more than ensuring that the balance sheets of your country’s companies are strong, or stimulating domestic demand. It is about figuring out how your country’s workers fit into the global economy.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“Relationships are a constant negotiation and balance.”

― Claire Danes

“Though decisions regarding work/life balance are important and vary widely from person to person, it may not be wise in the long run to optimize for doing the bare minimum at work.”

― Clara Shih

“One must strike the right balance between speed and quality.”

― Clare Short

“A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large-and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance.”

― Clark Kerr

“In a healthy economy, empowering, sustaining and efficiency innovations operate in balance. A healthy economy creates and sustains more jobs before squeezing out inefficiencies.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“American capitalists, enthralled by the doctrines of finance, have put their income statements in service of the balance sheet.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“We need to have a better balance between a deliberate strategy and staying open. Because in the end, most of us end up being successful in a career that we never imagined we would be in at the beginning.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“The Spy Act strikes a right balance between preserving legitimate and benign uses of this technology, while still, at the same time, protecting unwitting consumers from the harm caused when it is misused and, of course, designed for nefarious purposes.”

― Cliff Stearns

“You always wanna make sure that you’re not burnt out. But I feel like I’ve been able to find the right balance of still staying fresh in games and still being able to be productive.”

― Clint Dempsey

“My favourite plant is the foxglove. I think they are a perfect balance between being a garden plant and a wild plant, as at home in woodland as they are in a city.”

― Clive Anderson

“I want to balance my projects. Ideally, I’d like to do at least one indie film, a mainstream movie, and a TV series in a year – the best of both worlds.”

― Coco Martin

“You have to train hard and be strong while staying flexible and limber, so I’m trying to find that balance.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“I’ve been working with a holistic specialist, trying to bring my body into balance, and part of making that happen is putting my mom’s death into a healthier perspective. I really need to let her go, let her go into the infinite. I can’t keep hanging onto this rope that connects us.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“Now, President Obama has to make a decision. He can either propose a nominee who can win over the majority in the Senate or defer his choice to the voters, who in November will elect a new President and a new Senate, which will be responsible for confirming a nominee who will provide balance to the Supreme Court.”

― Cory Gardner

“You can do gross-out until the cows come home but if there isn’t something to balance it, then it’s not going to work at all.”

― Curtis Armstrong

“The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body’s total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?”

― Dag Hammarskjold

“Except for a handful of banks that just keep a handful of their loans in portfolio, on their balance sheet, every other loan that’s originated in the United States – whether from a bank, mortgage company, mortgage broker – is sold into the secondary market.”

― Dan Gilbert

“PayPal is a strong business: it has a strong balance sheet and free cash flows, and it will help us take a look at where we want to independently invest.”

― Dan Schulman

“I’m a homing pigeon. When I’m in Tallahassee, I give everything I have to being, hopefully, the best legislator I can be. When I’m home, I’m home. I try to not do legislative stuff. That brings a balance to life.”

― Dan Webster

“The beauty of the tea party movement is that it is independent and thus a true check and balance of the Republican and Democrat parties. It’s not a pawn of the GOP, thus untouchable in criticism of the Democrats – I view it as an unattached conscience of the Republican party.”

― Dana Loesch

“Now it’s easy for someone to set up a storefront and reach the entire world in very modest ways. So these technologies that we thought would dis-intermediate traditional sellers gave more people the tools to be sellers. It also changed the balance of power between sellers and buyers.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“You want to balance the budget in this country? We change the salary structure for Congress and the President. Every year they don’t balance the budget, we don’t pay them.”

― Daniel Keys Moran

“The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower, as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, we’re trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance, with the tower as just one of the many balls in play.”

― Daniel Libeskind

“I was not going to balance the budgets on the backs of communities.”

― Dannel Malloy

“I go to public school, which is nice because that’s where I can go to be Darci, and when I perform, I’m Darci Lynne. It’s my balance.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“I had to keep up with my schoolwork so I could keep up my grades. That was tough to balance both being a superstar onstage but being a normal kid trying to get her math homework done.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“For business owners, there are many important documents to learn to read. One of the most important is the profit and loss statement, known as the P&L, and the balance sheet.”

― Darren L Johnson

“I exist in a world that’s pretty gruesome. All I can tell you is this: I’m trying to keep my balance.”

― Dave Checketts

“Cancer is the ultimate nemesis that hangs in the balance for one in three women and one in two men in their lifetime.”

― David Agus

“I would be absolutely astounded if population growth and industrialisation and all the stuff we are pumping into the atmosphere hadn’t changed the climatic balance. Of course it has. There is no valid argument for denial.”

― David Attenborough

“We agree with Simpson and Bowles and others who have looked at this. What’s necessary is to stabilize the debt and then work from there. You can’t balance the budget in the short term because to do that would be to ratchet down the economy.”

― David Axelrod

“Reciprocity helps us balance the need for self-determination and creative individuality with mutual hope and, therefore, what might be described as ‘solidarity.’”

― David Blunkett

“How to strike the right balance between our privacy and our expectation that the state will protect us and facilitate our freedom is one of the most difficult challenges facing us all.”

― David Blunkett

“With a private company, you’ve got to get into who’s investing and what’s the balance sheet like. So going public is a positive thing from the perspective of the sales organization.”

― David Duffield

“To balance China, the democracies will need new friends – and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.”

― David Frum

“I think to balance the budget, probably every federal department has to take cuts in my opinion.”

― David H. Koch

“Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and other varieties have anthocyanins that can help reverse some loss of balance and memory associated with aging.”

― David H. Murdock

“New York at times runs me dry because there’s so much to do. There’s never enough time to do everything. It’s nice to have the balance in Moscow.”

― David Hallberg

“If we didn’t want to upset anyone, we would make films about sewing, but even that could be dangerous. But I think finally, in a film, it is how the balance is and the feelings are. But I think there has to be those contrasts and strong things within a film for the total experience.”

― David Lynch

“The true – the true economy has got to come back into balance with the very biosphere that sustains us. And I think a lot of people just see the green economy as a different way of allowing the corporate agenda to continue to flourish.”

― David Suzuki

“When you’re playing a real person, there’s a balance between playing the person in the script and playing the person as he was in life. You have to be respectful and true to who that person was, but at the same time tell the story in the film.”

― David Tennant

“We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.”

― Davy Crockett

“Conflict and opposition are as necessary as cooperation and agreement, but the scale is off balance, with conflict and opposition overweighted.”

― Deborah Tannen

“For many women, and a fair number of men, saying ‘I’m sorry’ isn’t literally an apology; it’s a ritual way of restoring balance to a conversation.”

― Deborah Tannen

“I left ‘Coronation Street’ so I could spend more time with the kids because it was difficult getting a work life balance.”

― Debra Stephenson

“It is not about finding a work-life balance, but, rather, it’s about work-life integration. I’ve learned to integrate my work and life so that the two exist as harmoniously as possible and priorities can be set.”

― Denise Morrison

“The Industrial Revolution caused a centuries-long shift in power to the West; globalization is now shifting the balance again.”

― Dennis C. Blair

“If it’s playmaking, I’ll do that. If it’s scoring I’ll do that. I’m trying to figure out that balance.”

― Devin Booker

“For exercise, I am doing a lot of Pilates. I am very tight and not very flexible, and so it is a nice balance between stretching and doing exercises.”

― Devon Windsor

“The further we distance ourselves from the spell of the present, explored by our senses, the harder it will be to understand and protect nature’s precarious balance, let alone the balance of our own human nature.”

― Diane Ackerman

“Accounting does not make corporate earnings or balance sheets more volatile. Accounting just increases the transparency of volatility in earnings.”

― Diane Garnick

“More people working and paying taxes reduces government expenditures and helps us move a little closer to balance.”

― Dick Durbin

“There is a time to be chic and sportive, there is a time to be sexy and feminine, but it’s hard to find the balance, and Tod’s has done that.”

― Diego Della Valle

“It is not always easy to balance freedom of expression with the needs of the justice system.”

― Dominic Grieve

“I try to balance work and family. As long as I’m able physically and mentally to do it, I will.”

― Don Felder

“Don’t have work-life balance – at least in the sense of trying to escape from work so you can have a life. Work should be fun – so make work enjoyable and satisfying for everyone – among other reasons because it pays off.”

― Don Tapscott

“If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.”

― Donald Trump

“I don’t like balance. Balance is not a word you can use in Versace fashion.”

― Donatella Versace

“The middle ground in Congress has all but disappeared. The founders intended competing principles and interests to check excesses and create a balance in our politics that would benefit ‘we the people.’ Gerrymandered districts and a hyped-up fight-night media offer a partial explanation of why we seem to have neither checks nor balances.”

― Donna Brazile

“Everything in life… has to have balance.”

― Donna Karan

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.”

― Donna Karan

“It used to be only yoga, but now I do Pilates as well; I feel like I need the balance.”

― Donna Karan

“I did a couple comedies to balance myself as an actor and balance how audiences see Donnie Yen as an actor, and I would even say as a celebrity or icon, to some fans. I want to show that I’m not Terminator.”

― Donnie Yen

“I do think our challenge is to balance credibility and a clear message about how we would reduce the deficit with boldness about the choices that we put before the public.”

― Douglas Alexander

“Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education I do not believe that either children or adults in my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.”

― Douglas Hurd

“I, for one, believe that revenue has to increase. I think every American would pay more if they thought spending was going to be cut and the budget brought to balance.”

― Douglas R. Oberhelman

“I want to work, but the balance to find between working and being a mom is challenging.”

― Doutzen Kroes

“I just want to make sure I have a sense of balance between work and life, because work is my life and the lines can get really blurry.”

― Drew Barrymore

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really wanted to find more balance and calm.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I’m really hands-on. My team brings in elements, but, every season, it’s kind of a personal struggle to find the balance and to see how far I want to push the elements.”

― Dries van Noten

“In Hawaii, we have something called Ho’oponopono, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance.”

― Duane Chapman

“I’m a neurotic Jew who doesn’t want loans. I can’t even carry a balance on my credit card without having a nervous breakdown.”

― Duff Goldman

“Cut a balance: eat well and then have your sugar fix. Everything in moderation.”

― Dylan Lauren

“The talk about balance, nuclear balance, seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn’t seem to be real at all.”

― E. P. Thompson

“Our community is like many around the country that have, as the gentleman from New York referenced, sophisticated planning and zoning regulations. These are elements that are developed as a result of local community pressure to balance interests.”

― Earl Blumenauer

“But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it’s a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public’s reaction. But i think when we’ll play the very first new piece, we will be scared.”

― Ed O’Brien

“’For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’ took a year to record; that’s why the playing on it might sound somewhat labored. ‘Balance,’ on the other hand, was written and recorded in only four months, so the whole process was quicker and more immediate.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“I’ve watched those shows my whole life – being on one is like a dream. It’s hard to balance that dream with the fact that this is the Edie I’ve known my whole life.”

― Edie Falco

“When I arrived in the Senate, the moderate so-called Rockefeller Republicans held the balance of power.”

― Edward Brooke

“The bigger question is how does a rogue species called humans – whose population just blew through the seven billion mark on it’s way to nine billion members – manage to survive the next century on a planet with finite resources, without destroying its delicate balance in the process.”

― Edward Burtynsky

“’Balance’ is a soft word. It implies calm, something almost yogic, but that’s not it at all. The process is always chaotic and turbulent.”

― Edwin Catmull

“A prime minister has to keep a certain balance when dealing with sensitive issues.”

― Ehud Olmert

“People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician.”

― Eleanor Clift

“It’s not that there are no masters, but that there are many. And the job of the solicitor general is to balance those masters and to accommodate them all, each in their proper places, wisely and well and in so doing to represent the people of the United States.”

― Elena Kagan

“The purest case of an intelligence explosion would be an Artificial Intelligence rewriting its own source code. The key idea is that if you can improve intelligence even a little, the process accelerates. It’s a tipping point. Like trying to balance a pen on one end – as soon as it tilts even a little, it quickly falls the rest of the way.”

― Eliezer Yudkowsky

“The powers that technology and independent contracting give to workers enables them to take greater control of their careers to preserve work-life balance.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I think it’s really important to find the right balance for you – a way of eating and living that satisfies you physically and mentally – and that’s different for everyone.”

― Ella Woodward

“I would warn my brethren and sisters to never flatter persons because of their ability; for they cannot bear it. Self is easily exalted, and in consequence, persons lose their balance.”

― Ellen G. White

“Well, on tour I eat terribly, so I balance that by running a lot. And then I started to run with my fans in certain cities. It sounds very nerdy and un-rock n’ roll, but I like it. It’s fun, and it’s better than meeting fans in weird, awkward circumstances. So I take them running with me.”

― Ellie Goulding

“As I get older, the more I don’t want my life to be emotionally out of balance in the way it was in my twenties.”

― Elliot Cowan

“It seems to me that a market exchange rate which is not artificially controlled by central banks enables one to balance the interests of different market players – exporters and importers, investors, borrowers, lenders.”

― Elvira Nabiullina

“When I first met YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, I was moderating a panel she was on for Harvard alums. We were both wrapping up our maternity leaves. She had just had her fifth child; I’d just had my second. We traded tips on maternity clothes, and I peppered her with questions about how she finds her balance.”

― Emily Chang

“What music does to me, it helps me balance my inner pressure so that I can deal with the forces outside that are trying to pressure me.”

― Emmanuel Jal

“I would advise dancers, musicians and others in the entertainment industry to take up yoga, as it clears the mind and creates a sense of balance and stillness which is important for any performing artist.”

― Emmanuel Jal

“One of the key drivers of Ireland’s future is our balance of trade surplus.”

― Enda Kenny

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

― Eric Hoffer

“A properly designed tax system can strike a balance between helping the poor and, at the same time, giving people the incentive to work.”

― Eric Maskin

“My exercise varies from yoga to Pilates. The yoga provides me with achieving my balance and mental relaxation, whereas the Pilates allow me to work my inner core through stretching and keeping my muscles toned.”

― Erin Heatherton

“I try to play with balance.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“Even the ‘Today’ programme involves a balance between the worthy-but-heavy items with the worthless-but-entertainingly-light ones.”

― Evan Davis

“I know that all cops are not sterling characters. But you have to have someone to root for. I balance it with rotten cops who will take a bribe, who will beat somebody up.”

― Evan Hunter

“I do feel like I’m at ease in my own skin when I find an androgynous balance.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“The Geometer has the special privilege to carry out, by abstraction, all constructions by means of the intellect. Who, then, would wish to prevent me from freely considering figures hanging on a balance imagined to be at an infinite distance beyond the confines of the world?”

― Evangelista Torricelli

“I think I can only help to expose percussion to all sorts of people. The balance between the lighter and more serious side is important.”

― Evelyn Glennie

“In 1844, there was a balance of perhaps of a couple of thousand dollars on the cr side.”

― Ezra Cornell

“A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.”

― Ezra Pound

“It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.”

― Faith Hill

“I don’t think a multi-starrer or a solo film has anything to do with your choice of films. That is a bit of a primitive concept, really. Yes, you might want to keep a healthy balance, but that has more to do with the kind of roles you are playing.”

― Fawad Khan

“I don’t think my parents would have let me go straight into acting full time when I was 12. I do like to have balance, naturally, as an individual.”

― Felicity Jones

“For us, overseas employment addresses two major problems: unemployment and the balance of payments position.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“Striking a balance between wildlife conservation and wind energy development starts with understanding threats to eagle populations and how our actions, including operating wind farms, are affecting them.”

― Frances Beinecke

“Britain is a textbook case of how growing inequality leads to economic crisis. The years before the crash were marked by a sharp rise in remortgaging and the growth of 0 percent balance transfer credit cards. By 2008 the UK had the highest ratio of household debt to GDP of any major economy.”

― Frances O’Grady

“The balance of evidence both from the cell-free system and from the study of mutation, suggests that this does not occur at random, and that triplets coding the same amino acid may well be rather similar.”

― Francis Crick

“Makeup is about balance. When the eye makes a statement, the lips should be quiet.”

― Francois Nars

“Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined, but a certain balance should exist, and the latter should not predominate over the former.”

― Fredrik Bajer

“Agricultural husbandry essentially maintains the balance of bound nitrogen.”

― Fritz Haber

“It is just that all my life I have been so involved in my work that I guess one could say in general that, whenever I had to balance my private life and my profession, my profession always won out.”

― Fritz Lang

“It’s very difficult to balance different audiences and talk to each one without selling the others short. There is no universal literature – or, if there is, I don’t know how to write it.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“For me, it’s a matter of balance. Living inside your head and experiencing real things – both are important.”

― Gabriella Wilde

“I can’t sing but I can understand wanting to keep a balance, trying to pursue dreams, while creating a stable environment for my children.”

― Gabrielle Reece

“Balance is key in cooking – you want a little acid, a little sweet, a little savory – the flavors should be harmonious.”

― Gail Simmons

“A great amount of good is always evened out by a great amount of bad. I find it’s best to acknowledge that weird balance.”

― Garrett Hedlund

“Hitman does well and it certainly does well enough to survive, but at the same time I don’t want to involve the character into the DC Universe even if it meant more sales, to the point where we sort of upset the balance that we have at the moment.”

― Garth Ennis

“That’s a large part of the job as governor: to create and maintain the optimal balance.”

― Gary Herbert

“My priority will continue to be that we maintain the optimal balance to be able to invest in education and infrastructure while encouraging business growth.”

― Gary Herbert

“We’re on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions.”

― Gary Johnson

“Balance the federal budget now, not 15 years from now, not 20 years from now, but now. And throw out the entire federal tax system, replace it with a fair tax, a consumption tax, that by all measurements is just that. It’s fair.”

― Gary Johnson

“Marriage equality – I think that it’s a constitutionally guaranteed right. Let’s end the drug wars. Let’s balance the federal budget, and that means reforming the entitlements – Medicaid, Medicare.”

― Gary Johnson

“Let’s abolish the IRS, let’s eliminate income tax, let’s eliminate corporate tax, let’s balance the federal budget, and if we need a tax, it can be one federal consumption tax.”

― Gary Johnson

“I think we should balance the federal budget tomorrow. I’m optimistic. I think Americans are optimistic. We went to the moon; we can balance the federal budget.”

― Gary Johnson

“Ultimately, if we can develop enough players, the balance of foreign players isn’t great, but that’s because we’re not producing enough players.”

― Gary Lineker

“Millions of us track ourselves all the time. We step on a scale and record our weight. We balance a checkbook. We count calories. But when the familiar pen-and-paper methods of self-analysis are enhanced by sensors that monitor our behavior automatically, the process of self-tracking becomes both more alluring and more meaningful.”

― Gary Wolf

“’Ender’s Game’ has fabulous opportunities for spectacle, where appropriate, but there’s also a tremendous central character. It’s a balance.”

― Gavin Hood

“I normally don’t love green juices, but Body & Eden makes theirs tasty by blending ingredients like avocado and banana with the usual suspects like kale and spinach. Delicious as they are, they’re low calorie, and the drink names are catchy: I Have Balance, I Have Energy, and my favorite, I Have Calm.”

― Gayle King

“Figuring out a way to balance the Boxer story with the Chinese Christians was difficult.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“As far as my projects are concerned, I have always maintained a healthy balance. My south Indian projects have never taken a backseat even though I’ve been busy in Hindi. Both regions have loved me, and being wanted by both the north and south film industries is a compliment by itself.”

― Genelia D’Souza

“Everyone knows that when things are out of balance, things go wrong.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

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

― Geoff Johns

“A plate of food has to have balance. For example, a mild fish like skate mustn’t be overwhelmed by the side dishes. They should have personality and color, but they also have to be subtle.”

― Geoffrey Zakarian

“I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.”

― George Canning

“I think you should automatically donate your organs because that would turn the balance of organ donation in a huge way. I would donate whatever anybody would take, and I’d probably do the cremation bit.”

― George Clooney

“In life, there’s a ying and a yang and a balance. And when you don’t have balance, you have comedy.”

― George Lopez

“Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.”

― George Orwell

“Just as we should never balance the budget on the backs of the poor, so it is an economic delusion to think you can balance it only on the wallets of the rich.”

― George Osborne

“Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.”

― George Santayana

“Nuclear weapons offer us nothing but a balance of terror, and a balance of terror is still terror.”

― George Wald

“I want to be an entrepreneur too; I like the business side of things. When I was younger I wanted to be a vet or a tightrope walker. But I have no sense of balance and I can’t bear animals dying, so I abandoned both ideas.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“When I was younger, I wanted to be a vet or a tightrope walker. But I have no sense of balance, and I can’t bear animals dying, so I abandoned both ideas.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“The idea of victimage is a dreadful thing, a product of a safe middle-class perspective. What people who are not safe develop is a tragic wisdom, a wisdom that embraces contradiction and seeks a sense of balance rather than going to extremes.”

― Gerald Vizenor

“Rome holds my psyche in balance. Whenever I’m there, it’s like a holiday.”

― Giambattista Valli

“I cannot take 30 jumpers a game. Got to have a balance. You’ve got to get your teammates involved.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“My Pirelli calendar is hanging on the wall of my friend’s frat house, and he doesn’t know anything about fashion. That balance is what leads to big campaigns outside of fashion. But I never want to choose one or the other. Both commercial and high fashion are what make my job so interesting.”

― Gigi Hadid

“Budgets that don’t balance, public programs that aren’t funded, pension funds that are running out of money, schools that aren’t funded – How does that help anyone?”

― Gina Raimondo

“I’m the ninth CEO of IBM. Every one of my predecessors has steered through a technological shift, and every one left the company in a better position than the person before them and prepared this company with a very strong balance sheet to allow it to continue to invest for the next shift.”

― Ginni Rometty

“Fiscal policy should balance growth, equity, and sustainability concerns, including protecting society’s most vulnerable.”

― Gita Gopinath

“Monetary union must be oriented towards the needs of citizens and must balance the principles of responsibility and solidarity more effectively.”

― Giuseppe Conte

“The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Life is all about balance and following what the universe provides for you.”

― Gnash

“Meditation helps people balance and calibrate their left-right brain.”

― Goldie Hawn

“Being a dancer is my metaphor for life because you have to know your body. Being a dancer and paying attention to fitness is all about moving in balance.”

― Goldie Hawn

“The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“A bankruptcy judge can fix your balance sheet, but he cannot fix your company.”

― Gordon Bethune

“I am trying to prioritize and keep everything in balance, which for me is not easy.”

― Gordon Gee

“What the Kinseyites and I had in common so long ago was the knowledge that homosexual and heterosexual behavior are natural to all mammals, and that what differs from individual to individual is the balance between these two complementary but not necessarily conflicted drives.”

― Gore Vidal

“Because there is no cosmic point to the life that each of us perceives on this distant bit of dust at the galaxy’s edge… there is all the more reason for us to maintain in proper balance what we have here. Because there is nothing else. No thing. This is it. And quite enough, all in all.”

― Gore Vidal

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

― Grace Jones

“I was, like, a kooky kid, so people thought I was loud, but I really wasn’t. I was kind of loud in outbursts. I was like a silent volcano. When I did have something to share, it was very over-the-top. But I’ve learned to balance that.”

― Grace Potter

“Whenever I’m traveling, it’s a switch of, like, adult, mature Grace VanderWaal answering questions. Sometimes it’s hard to get that balance of old, normal me as well.”

― Grace VanderWaal

“If you spend five minutes with me or watch me try to balance my checkbook, you can only imagine the disaster I would make of anyone’s legal issues.”

― Greg Giraldo

“When you start to find balance, then you start to ask more important questions, like, ‘Who am I really?’ That’s when you start seeing that every single person around you is a human being just doing the best that they can.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“There will always be another email to get through; something to clean up, file, and organize; more errands to do. Which is why balance is so important. Life is a marathon, not a sprint.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“The programs I do with my trainer are amazing for overall strength and have a major focus on building my core. We do a lot of unique exercises that shake up the nervous system, which builds my balance and propreception. That’s really important for my sport.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“We need more balance in the world – more balance of the feminine and the masculine.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“Strike a balance between resistance training, intervals, longer duration cardiovascular work, and flexibility. Don’t stick with one approach then flip after a few weeks. Mix it up weekly, daily.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“Keeping the balance of fast-growing and smooth-growing is always important. It’s almost an art.”

― Guo Guangchang

“You have to maintain the balance between fast growth and smooth growth. It’s like driving a car and knowing when to balance the gas pedal and the brake.”

― Guo Guangchang

“My diet doesn’t change regardless of whether or not I’m competing. It’s not that strict, either. I try not to eat too much dessert or too many sugary things, like bread or pasta. But I’m not crazy, and I’ll eat pasta if that’s what someone if making. It’s all about trying to find a balance and eat healthy.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“I want readers turning pages until three o’clock in the morning. I want the themes of books to stick around for a reader. I’m always trying to find a way to balance characters and theme.”

― Guy Gavriel Kay

“A multi-tier social protection system must be based on a modest basic income so as to enable the precariat to build lives involving a balance of different types of work, not just labour in jobs.”

― Guy Standing

“Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I’ve ever done – by far.”

― Gwen Stefani

“I would go to an aunt’s house, and she would let me play music, and she had ‘The Last Poets’ album. At that time, albums didn’t have explicit stickers on them, so some of the songs had profanity on them, and I was moved by that. I would listen to those songs, to the flow, and I’d balance it back and forth with the nursery stuff I had.”

― Gza

“The best quick tip in golf is to focus on your rhythm and balance.”

― Hale Irwin

“I’m not a fanatic about exercising. For me, it’s about moderation and balance.”

― Halle Berry

“I’ve always been about the balance – not sacrificing one thing for the other and not being an extremist.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“A lot of the weaknesses we have are based on a lack of lateral movement, which can set you up for injury. When you exercise in multiple planes, you see improvements in balance, mobility, and function.”

― Harley Pasternak

“I decided I was going to play Cleopatra as someone with a brain. She’s kept Egypt, this tiny country, in a balance of power with the almighty Roman empire, and she’s done it through force of personality.”

― Harriet Walter

“Portfolio theory, as used by most financial planners, recommends that you diversify with a balance of stocks and bonds and cash that’s suitable to your risk tolerance.”

― Harry Markowitz

“I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

― Hassan Rouhani

“Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and Eddie Cantor… help us keep our balance.”

― Hattie McDaniel

“I don’t know if it’s a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I’ve lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry.”

― Helen Reddy

“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”

― Henri Matisse

“It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details.”

― Henri Poincare

“The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good.”

― Henry Knox

“The President so far has struck me as a man who is trying hard to keep his balance. He certainly has been very receptive to all my efforts in these directions.”

― Henry L. Stimson

“There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write.”

― Henry R. Luce

“You have to want to put a competitive, Stanley Cup-caliber team on the ice in contrast to wanting to hopefully someday financially break even. So you have to really balance expenses with revenue.”

― Henry Samueli

“The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency.”

― Herbert Read

“I’m not a professional politician. I’m a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.”

― Herman Cain

“David Bruce, I think, is one of the outstanding persons for whom I’ve ever worked. He had a sense of balance. He was interested in everything that went on in the Embassy. He delegated authority, but at the same time when you needed the Ambassador’s help on anything, you could go to him, and he would immediately respond.”

― Hermann Eilts

“The marketplace can handle this. The laws are there. The courts have shown a consistent ability to find a balance between copyright owners and copyright users.”

― Hilary Rosen

“One of the reasons this election is so important is because the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. We need to overturn that terrible Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, and then reform our whole campaign finance system.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Demography is changing us as we are older societies, we’re living longer. How the generations balance each other out, how that affects education and health care.”

― Howard Baker

“We’ve not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can’t trust right-wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I’m much more conservative with money than George Bush is.”

― Howard Dean

“On balance, I am a supporter of the minimum wage going up. We’ve got to be very careful what we wish for because some employers – and there could be a lot of them – will be scared away from hiring new people or creating incremental hours for part-time people as a result of that wage going up.”

― Howard Schultz

“The last 10 years I have had to bulk up for roles and I’m naturally skinny, so I have eaten and killed so many chickens! I wouldn’t even want to count. I need to balance that out.”

― Hugh Jackman

“Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“Balance is if you try hard, you work hard then the rewards are in balance with what you put in and what is available.”

― Iain Duncan Smith

“The Vatican has to strike a difficult balance between running a country and running a religious institution.”

― Ian Caldwell

“Colonialism deprives you of your self-esteem and to get it back you have to fight to redress the balance.”

― Imran Khan

“I think all of us are multitasking a little more today than we used to or than we would like to. And I think that the issue of work-life balance is a critical issue for every company around the world.”

― Irene Rosenfeld

“I’m trying to strike a balance between Bollywood and Hollywood.”

― Irrfan Khan

“The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.”

― Irving Babbitt

“The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity, must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality.”

― Irving Babbitt

“Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other.”

― Isabel Allende

“A-POC respects that there is a fine balance between the value of the human touch, which can be called artisanal, and the abilities of technology. I like to think of it as poesy and technology.”

― Issey Miyake

“It’s hard to strike that balance: to tell a kid that life isn’t fair, but also recognize and enforce in them the reality that their choices matter.”

― J. D. Vance

“Mostly I built golf courses the way I played golf, which was left-to-right. But I learned very rapidly that people wanted to see more than just the way I played golf and that I had to balance up what I was doing, right-to-left, left-to-right, etc.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.”

― Jack Welch

“All of a sudden, when you’re injured, you realise everything revolves around your core. It’s crucial for balance and absorbing impact.”

― Jack Wilshere

“I was left £50 when I was ten by a fairly distant cousin, which my father invested in GEC shares on my behalf. I became interested in the market and was given some more shares by my father, which is when I began looking to see how the shares were performing and learning how to read company reports, balance sheets, and so on in order to gauge that.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“The epistolary form is one of the hardest to write. It’s so hard to show something that’s bigger in a letter. Plus, you have to have the balance of how many letters are going to work to tell the story and how few are going to make it fall apart.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“It is important that global business leaders understand that they need to think beyond their quarterly balance sheets and see what it is that they are creating.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“I do love doing action, but if I can balance the scale by doing other kinds of films that satisfy my creative ambitions, that feels really important.”

― Jai Courtney

“I like to remove my makeup with oil. Face wash tends to dry your skin out and strip your natural pH balance.”

― Jaimie Alexander

“I repeat my delivery consistently. My balance is much improved. And the mental and physical toughness Pilates requires to complete movements the correct way have directly helped me on the mound.”

― Jake Arrieta

“At the end of the day, all we’re trying to do is get the hitter off balance. Get him in a position where he’s not strong in the strike zone.”

― Jake Arrieta

“It’s going to come down to executing, trying to keep guys off balance and disrupting timing. That’s something you can do regardless of how many times you face a lineup or face certain hitters.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I think there’s always been hope in my songs, no matter how they’ve first appeared. I think there’s always been a shred of hope in everything I’ve written ’cause I like that balance.”

― Jakob Dylan

“I play for a living, but I also love to play. That’s a healthy balance of emotion that, as a player, you have to keep balanced.”

― Jalen Rose

“I was born partially deaf and suffered from labyrinthitis, which affected my balance. I had numerous ear infections and spent my childhood in and out of hospital having operations.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Touring and promoting and recording take a lot of time, it’s just getting the right balance that’s important.”

― Jamelia

“I had a style before I was signed, but now I’m developing my commercial sound as well as trying to strike a balance between authentic music and music that the masses will love.”

― James Arthur

“When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn’t a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.”

― James Baldwin

“I think the extent to which I have any balance at all, any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid and being raised in those isolated rural areas.”

― James Earl Jones

“I think we are always right to worry about damaging consequences of new technologies even as we are empowered by them. History suggests we should not panic nor be too sanguine about cool new gizmos. There’s a delicate balance.”

― James Gleick

“Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.”

― James Joyce

“Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions – of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.”

― James Mark Baldwin

“It’s about balance. Do a movie that’s good for your career, then do a one that gets good box office.”

― James Marsden

“I think that insecurity/confidence balance is necessary.”

― Jamie Bamber

“I’m not striving for fame, that’s for sure. I don’t particularly like the idea of celebrity. I would like to be successful with my music, so I realise that there’s a balance to be made there.”

― Jamie Lawson

“The human element and human judgment around understanding the physics of machines and the process, and how those come together, I think there’s going to be a balance we all need to figure out how to strike.”

― Jamie S. Miller

“You have to make one thing a priority and achieve balance that way, rather than trying to do everything all at once.”

― Jan Fields

“I know what I miss as a cinemagoer is that balance of films that actually scare me; they’re so few and far between.”

― Jane Goldman

“Everything is about balance. You can’t work, work, work, work without any play.”

― Janelle Monae

“The Federal Reserve ranks among the most transparent central banks. We publish a summary of our balance sheet every week. Our financial statements are audited annually by an outside auditor and made public. Every security we hold is listed on the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.”

― Janet Yellen

“Go work at the post office or Starbucks if you want balance in your life.”

― Jason Calacanis

“Near-death experiences give you balance. You become more worldly. Your ideas become bigger.”

― Jason Calacanis

“The balance of power shifts on the Internet to the individual. This is a two-way medium.”

― Jason Calacanis

“Europeans have it better than the Americans. The Americans work too hard. The balance is out of whack. Europe’s hung onto a little bit more of living a life and then working as well.”

― Jason Clarke

“I recently read that it’s the left brain that does all that calculating, and the right brain that does the poetry. Somehow I’ve veered way towards the left. I’ve been doing it for years. Maybe I do art to balance it out.”

― Jason Mraz

“The fight training was very extensive, a lot of stretching, a lot of coordination of balance exercises.”

― Jason Statham

“I haven’t met one parent or one teacher in Missouri who thinks we should balance the budget by taking money from kids’ classrooms.”

― Jay Nixon

“You can refi your car loan just like you can refi your mortgage. It’s even easier and less expensive. There’s no appraisal process, and fees are minimal for a new car title. A couple of caveats: Most lenders require that the car be less than five years old and have a minimum loan balance of $7,500.”

― Jean Chatzky

“If you decide you need a secured card, use it to charge small items every month, then pay the balance off in full. If your credit score improves, and the bank doesn’t offer to upgrade your card within 12 to 18 months, give them a call. If they refuse, try another lender.”

― Jean Chatzky

“When we talk about the things at Airbnb that are challenging and that they are going to have to overcome, the parallels with eBay are across the board. It’s community management. It’s making sure the marketplace is in balance – the right amount of buyers and sellers.”

― Jeff Jordan

“I’ve kind of always had this balance between genre and personal dramas. It almost feels like the two help each other. If I was just to make a genre film, maybe it would be hollow and soulless. If I was just to make a personal drama, maybe it would be melodramatic and nobody would ever go see it.”

― Jeff Nichols

“Well, first of all, let’s go right to it. We’re going to balance the budget. We should live within our own means, and we should read the bills and work with the American people.”

― Jeff Sessions

“Whenever you are coaching, you are trying to get the most balanced team that you can: balance between defense, offense, and rebounding.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I usually balance out autobiography with goofy, amusing stuff to help keep the humour in my more serious work.”

― Jeffrey Brown

“I’m not thin, but I’m strong – plus my balance is such that I can navigate a flight of stairs with a basket of laundry and a stack of Pottery Barn catalogs, vaulting over cat-and-dog hurdles, never once spilling my coffee.”

― Jen Lancaster

“The first ‘Wii Fit’ games I tried were the slalom and ski jumping. I believe my spectacular failures here had more to do with the board resting on thick carpet than my shoddy balance.”

― Jen Lancaster

“I just always felt really confident, comfortable, and free as a kid – I understood what it was like to feel powerful and strong without having any negative connotation early on. And even to this day, I feel in tune with my body. I can sense when I get out of balance.”

― Jenna Dewan

“I’m a believer in the parent first, friend second philosophy, and trying to find that balance.”

― Jenna Fischer

“It’s all about balance and, I think, being in the moment.”

― Jennie Finch

“I usually spend the hiatus of ‘Dexter’ in New York in a way to balance things.”

― Jennifer Carpenter

“My sisters both are working mothers. I understand that my being an actress as well as being at home isn’t some heroic thing. That doesn’t mean it isn’t confusing or difficult – especially that question of how you find a balance.”

― Jennifer Garner

“It’s very hard to balance being there for somebody else and taking care of yourself.”

― Jennifer Grey

“The church has given me balance.”

― Jennifer Hudson

“If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it’s me. I don’t feel frightened; I feel challenged.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“It’s important to have an examined life – but it’s a fine line between having an examined life and being hypercritical of oneself. There has to be balance in there somewhere.”

― Jennifer Nettles

“While we teach our daughters about self defense, we should teach the sons about being respectful as well. A society cannot function properly if only one gender is rising. It has to be in tandem. It cannot be unequal. There has to be balance for upliftment.”

― Jennifer Winget

“A director will always tell you, when you go in to do a scene, ‘You go as big as you want, and I’ll tell you when to come down.’ And I found that on ‘Shameless,’ you can’t follow that rule because they will never tell you to come down. So, I’ve had to find my own balance with when it makes sense to get this upset or angry.”

― Jeremy Allen White

“It seems like everybody’s perception of me is very bipolar. To one group, it’s overpaid, overrated; to another group, it’s underpaid, underrated, underdog. It’s funny to me because there’s no real balance.”

― Jeremy Lin

“There is certainly a role for regulation, but regulation should always take into account the impact that it has on markets, a balance that must be constantly weighed.”

― Jerome Powell

“Legislative reforms in the 1990s and the public/private structure led managements to expand the GSEs’ balance sheets to enormous size, underpinned by wafer-thin slivers of capital, driving high shareholder returns and very high compensation for management.”

― Jerome Powell

“I love yoga… I also see an Ayurvedic doctor, which is an ancient Indian thing. I go and see the doctor to balance my system twice a year; it’s preventative. They take my pulse, give me some herbs, and tell me what I should eat and what I should avoid. They rub oil on me too, it’s so lovely. It’s like a detox.”

― Jerry Hall

“John Currin’s exaggerated realism and his twisted women kept me off balance, never knowing if they were sincere or ironic or some new emotion.”

― Jerry Saltz

“If I can help create empathy and balance in society, I’m going to do whatever I can to tell stories that subconsciously create that.”

― Jessica Chastain

“Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.”

― Jessica Savitch

“But, on balance, we seized the marketplace. We’ve got a great infrastructure. And yes it’s struggling in some areas because of some external factors and some internal factors.”

― Jim Cantalupo

“Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth’s best interests and our citizen’s pressing needs.”

― Jim Clyburn

“I don’t have many litmus tests, but this is one: Any candidate who doesn’t understand that we need to balance the budget should not be president of the United States.”

― Jim DeMint

“My acting has always been in the world of comedy, but in my writing, other than writing sketches, I really am drawn to the balance between comedy and drama. I like things that sort of toe that line of one minute you’re in this emotional space and then all of the sudden something happens.”

― Jim Rash

“It’s like doctors can’t save all their patients, but, on balance, Bain under Gov. Romney created well over 100,000 jobs, which is certainly more than has been created in the Obama administration because we’re down over 500,000 over the last three-and-a-half years.”

― Jim Talent

“I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority. First family, and then career. It’s a delicate balance.”

― Jimmy Cliff

“I always knew it’d be difficult to balance the right of privacy and the right of free speech. I think that is a tension that we’ve seen in court case after court case and law after law. And we always strive to find that right balance.”

― Jimmy Gomez

“Life is a balance of fear and overcoming it.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“I eat every two hours to balance my diet.”

― Jinder Mahal

“All those trucks and barges that carry our goods to port are vital connections to the only force which can balance our trade deficit: export. We must keep doing what we do best if we are going to get America out of the red.”

― Jo Ann Emerson

“Can they do both? That’s a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it’s everything, you know, it’s social life, it’s academics, it’s sports.”

― Joan Cusack

“The mers were also designed to reproduce only at long intervals, in order to maintain the natural balance of the environment in which they were placed.”

― Joan D. Vinge

“Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own human ancestors established.”

― Joan D. Vinge

“I think what I’m going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock ‘n’ roll and do what I like to do in music.”

― Joan Jett

“I don’t like the word ‘juggling’ or ‘work-life balance.’ You prioritize.”

― Joanna Coles

“You need a balance in life. You just cannot be all the time on an adrenalin peak. You need to recharge.”

― Joanne Liu

“Ever since John Kennedy, Democrats have had a weakness for dashing younger men like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and, I suppose, Jimmy Carter. They balance their tickets with senior statesmen – Lyndon Johnson, Joe Biden, Walter Mondale. (Al Gore was young but played ancient).”

― Joe Klein

“Once you establish a diet, you can make exceptions once you’re able to balance it out.”

― Joel Robuchon

“Nature moves towards balance.”

― Joel Salatin

“An easy way to find your own style is to exaggerate yourself a bit and then find a balance.”

― Johan Lindeberg

“Many good qualities are not sufficient to balance a single want – the want of money.”

― Johann Georg Zimmermann

“When universities are forced to recruit more and more from outwith Scotland just to balance the books, it is inevitable that doors are being slammed shut on some of our brightest talent.”

― Johann Lamont

“If this phrase of the ‘balance of power’ is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure.”

― John Bright

“On balance, I would say that anybody who reminds our lords and masters that the computerized society is fragile… has definitely done a service to the public at large.”

― John Brunner

“The day that the balance between the two sections of the country – the slaveholding States and the non-slaveholding States – is destroyed is a day that will not be far removed from political revolution, anarchy, civil war, and widespread disaster.”

― John C. Calhoun

“It’s important to show children love, affection and balance and invest time in their moral upbringing.”

― John Caudwell

“Basketball can give us a kind of mystical awareness. Everything seems focused and in balance.”

― John Edgar Wideman

“Let’s be clear: raising taxes during a very slow recovery is likely to lead to another recession, and it will do absolutely nothing to balance the budget.”

― John Fleming

“New Zealand needs to balance its environmental responsibilities with its economic opportunities, because the risk is that if you don’t do that – and you want to lead the world – then you might end up getting unintended consequences.”

― John Key

“I think the way to think about the impact of Hiroshima is to think about it as a sudden shift in the balance of power.”

― John Lewis Gaddis

“An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.”

― John Locke

“We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human race.”

― John Naisbitt

“I think we do have to take off the gloves in some areas, but within balance, and at the right time and the right way, and for the right reason and with full understanding of what the consequences of that might be.”

― John O. Brennan

“Our democratic values also include – and our national security demands – open and transparent government. Some information obviously needs to be protected. And since his first days in office, President Obama has worked to strike the proper balance between the security the American people deserve and the openness our democratic society expects.”

― John O. Brennan

“There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying.”

― John Philip Sousa

“I particularly recognize that reasonable people can disagree as to what that proper balance or blend is between privacy and security and safety.”

― John Pistole

“Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.”

― John Ralston Saul

“I think DOOM had just the right mix of elements that keep people coming back to it: great monsters, excellent weapons with great balance, a spooky environment and extreme speed.”

― John Romero

“Why was I able to be able to pass? What did I do right that allowed me to make a pass – any given pass? There’s balance; there’s vision.”

― John Stockton

“I believe our foreign assistance should be scrutinized, should be debated, and that we should strike the right balance, but in all cases the foreign assistance that we provide around the world should be used to further our national security interests.”

― John Sununu

“The thing we have to be careful of is that the Internet is a global communications medium, and if one country tips the balance in regulating its use or regulating what companies or individuals do on the web, it could have an economic impact that might be unintended, quite frankly, by the regulations themselves.”

― John W. Thompson

“Adding salt to desserts helps to balance and pronounce flavors. Almost all of my desserts have salt in them. They don’t taste salty per se, but if I gave you two of the same item – one with salt and one without – side by side, you would realize something was missing.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“I wouldn’t change a thing – except my bank balance.”

― Johnny Thunders

“We need to make sure that the fast-growing States and the balance of States in this country have as much information as available because I cannot imagine the pain as a parent myself of having my child molested by someone in our schools.”

― Jon Porter

“It was Dell who came out with their build-on-demand process, where they are able to keep a zero balance inventory. That means they don’t purchase parts until an order is received. That is a way to greatly reduced overhead, since you don’t need to warehouse parts or overstock parts you may not end up using.”

― Jonathan Raymond

“I’m obsessed with gymnastics. It’s like my football. And I like to watch women’s gymnastics a little bit more than men’s because I live for balance beam.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“It’s time to stop spending money we don’t have and balance the budget.”

― Joni Ernst

“I was just very conscious that I could either bore people by having the music be similar for too long, or I could just wear them out and bore them in a different way by having it changing too much every minute or two minutes. So, there was that kind of balance to get right.”

― Jonny Greenwood

“I usually balance school by doing online classes and regular classes – that has helped me a lot, and I’m able to get my schoolwork done while I’m traveling too.”

― Jordyn Wieber

“The only secret to food combination is a balance of protein, carbs and fat – they all play a key role in our health.”

― Jorge Cruise

“There’s certainly pressure to find your audience early. You need to paint the picture, but it’s tough trying to find the balance between a show that people can tune in on any given week while still grabbing the people who are there every week.”

― Jorge Garcia

“I don’t believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.”

― Joschka Fischer

“We shouldn’t discuss the world of tomorrow in terms of becoming a balance to the United States. The real issue is whether the United States will define herself as part of the U.N. system-or not.”

― Joschka Fischer

“With their bright color and fantastic balance of acidity and sweetness, tomatoes are a natural refresher and the perfect element for meals on warm and sultry days.”

― Jose Andres

“We can easily get our lives out of balance.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it.”

― Joseph Butler

“It’s a fine line to find that balance: to show people enough to give them the promise of something unique, and something they want to see, but at the same time make sure that when they show up for the movie, they’re surprised by what they eventually get.”

― Joseph Kosinski

“Negative interest rates hurt banks’ balance sheets, with the ‘wealth effect’ on banks overwhelming the small increase in incentives to lend.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Being a director or a conductor is a balance of many things. And to do it right is a very difficult tightrope to walk. I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s really no way to be one hundred percent popular as conductor.”

― Joshua Bell

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

― Joshua Waitzkin

“I’ve been present at birth, and death is just as present and in equal balance. And I’ve been present at death, and birth is just as present, again in equal balance.”

― Joy Harjo

“The cynic finds love with the idealist. The rebel with the conformist. The social butterfly with the bookworm. They help each other balance their lives.”

― Joyce Brothers

“I don’t accept the argument of people like David Horowitz that the government should impose some sort of predetermined political balance on academic research.”

― Juan Cole

“The same qualities that we all have that are good can lead us to bad things or lead us into a crisis if we don’t try to balance them.”

― Judy Smith

“I’ve been told many times that I should give up trying to find balance in my life, but I refuse.”

― Julia Hartz

“What has helped me prevent injuries is being connected and having my body aligned. Every morning, I roll out and then work on my core and my balance.”

― Julia Mancuso

“Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.”

― Julia Ward Howe

“Films do have suspense and tensions and scares and jumps, and I like to write things that have both in them, comedy and horror, but sometimes they are hard to balance.”

― Julian Barratt

“I’ve found constancy and balance between creativity and normality.”

― Julian Lennon

“I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what’s really important.”

― Julianne Hough

“Any time you start judging with an overly critical eye rather than letting things just be, and following what you think is right, it’s complicated to find balance.”

― Juliette Lewis

“When I played, the owners had the power. The prisoners are running the prison now, not the warden. The warden is strong and he has say so but, the balance of power is definitely with the players.”

― Julius Erving

“For me, as a coach, it is important to put together a team that not only blends but finds the right balance between defence and offence.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“In the state of Michigan, where I served in the state Legislature, there was a lot of shuffling of money between one year and the other to balance the budget.”

― Justin Amash

“I’m generally not a fan of paid advertising, as it becomes a drug that is very difficult for a company to get off and have found that it can really throw off the balance of a local marketplace.”

― Justin Caldbeck

“I try to look clean, but I like a balance between put-together and comfortable.”

― Justin Hartley

“Balanchine was just able to strike the balance between literal narrative and abstract dance.”

― Justin Peck

“My movement is usually about finding the balance between artistry, athleticism, and musicality. It always originates with a classical basis and expands outwards from that platform.”

― Justin Peck

“Balance, I think, and self-care is something I want people to really take to heart.”

― Justin Simien

“This is the kind of balance people expect: both environment and the economy – not one or the other.”

― Justin Trudeau

“I have a very difficult, high-pressured job. Everyone knows how challenging it is to balance family responsibilities with a job that takes me across the country and working extremely hard.”

― Justin Trudeau

“The way I balance life and skating is by enjoying the time I spend away from the rink. When I am not on the ice, I am not focusing on skating.”

― Kaetlyn Osmond

“A right balance between music and lyrics is important. Music complements lyrics.”

― Kailash Kher

“I really try to balance my feminine and masculine energy when I write.”

― Kali Uchis

“Though teenagers are generally very interested in sports, they must realise that education is the most important thing in their lives. They must find the right balance.”

― Kapil Dev

“I would say that Emma Stone and Emma Watson are two very talented young actresses who are very intelligent and have a great sense of humor and have learned to balance what they love with their acting career, and I think that’s really a great thing.”

― Kara Hayward

“I would definitely love to continue acting, and I also really enjoy school, so I would like to balance the two somehow.”

― Kara Hayward

“My trainer ensures I eat right and balance out in between my hectic shoot schedule.”

― Karan Patel

“Christy Turlington is my idol. She really is. She’s a gorgeous woman inside and out. I admire her work in the charity field. She’s just been able to balance it all – and gracefully, as well.”

― Karlie Kloss

“So many want me to do another ‘Paruthiveeran’; others are fans of my ‘Siruthai’ avatar. Extreme expectations, but I have to strike a balance.”

― Karthi

“I like to balance competing with studying. It’s hard work at the moment, but it could be worse.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“I think what we’ve been able to do with ‘Longmire’ is balance this procedural with a bit of a soap opera, and it’s a character study of this character, Walt Longmire, and the people around him.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“Work-life balance for founders doesn’t look like work-life balance for everyone else. Starting a company isn’t a nine-to-six job – or a nine-to-nine job, or a nine-to-midnight job.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“Most weeks, I work 100-plus hours on TheMuse.com. There are definitions of ‘work-life balance’ that would say I have none.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“Stacey Napp understands the ugly side of divorce – which is often the side that involves money. In fact, she understands it so well that in 2008 she started a business, Balance Point Divorce Funding, which invests in divorce and probate litigation, helping clients cover costs in exchange for a share of the winnings.”

― Katie Hafner

“I’ll continue to try and balance like a circus act. And I will just fight to always tell the truth. Even if it’s difficult.”

― Katy Perry

“I’d like a balance of class and mass films.”

― Keerthy Suresh

“I love being brown, so I love using Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder. I use it everywhere: my forehead, my cheekbones, a little bit by my chin. It gives me a golden balance that I really like. I also use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector for my highlighter right underneath my eye. It’s a pretty color – it’s not too much and not too little.”

― Keke Palmer

“Films like ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Shrek’ are hits because they hit on different levels with different age groups. Striking that balance is what I strive for. But I won’t know if I’ve done it until the audience sees it.”

― Kelly Asbury

“I support tax revenue increases, including the top 2 percent, but only if accompanied by responsible spending limits. The key is balance.”

― Kenneth Frazier

“So I’ve broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance.”

― Kenneth H. Cooper

“In the case of Enron, we balance our positions all the time.”

― Kenneth Lay

“I think that in the last four or five years I’ve constantly struggled with the balance in my life.”

― Kenny Chesney

“Our balance sheet provides us with the ability to act on investment opportunities in appropriate areas that diversify and broaden our portfolio, including the gas and energy sector.”

― Kerry Stokes

“The Fed contributed to the financial crisis, keeping interest rates too low for too long. I give them credit for responding and stabilizing the economy and the financial sector during the crisis. But then they tried to do too much with quantitative easing that went on forever, just dramatically exploding their balance sheets.”

― Kevin Brady

“Together, we can create something new, something bold, and something to act as a check and balance to Washington’s out-of-touch agenda.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“I believe as human beings we are out of balance, out of synch with the earth.”

― Kevin Richardson

“This hiatus coming up I’m looking at a comedy because I need the balance.”

― Khandi Alexander

“I’ve been a good 3-point shooter, but I’ve been a better midrange shooter my whole career, so it was definitely frustrating to try to figure out that balance.”

― Khris Middleton

“American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region.”

― Kim Dae Jung

“There’s a vulnerability in music but you’ve also got to protect your sacred place and have a place you can still retire to that no one else knows about. So that’s a thing I just try to balance.”

― Kimbra

“Being a correspondent on ‘The Daily Show’ is some combination of doing a character and doing stand-up. It’s a juggling act to find a balance between being you and playing a role.”

― Kristen Schaal

“I’m a creative person. I love to write, I love to act, I love to perform, I love to create things with my hands, so I do all of these things that are kind of like hobbies in a way. They’re things that I love, so it’s not like a work-life balance; it’s just a work-life marriage.”

― Krysten Ritter

“So there is going to be that balance of understanding how to get the best out of the car that day, whether it’s 15th or even if I have a shot at a top 10, protecting that car so we can bring it back when we have to.”

― Kurt Busch

“I think the main thing that I’ve learned while working on ‘Let’s Stay Together’ is how to balance mommyhood and working.”

― Kyla Pratt

“I firmly believe everyone needs to have balance in their life.”

― Kylie Bunbury

“Focus on being balanced – success is balance.”

― Laila Ali

“And if you cannot remain indifferent, you must resolve to throw your weight into that balance in which the fate and condition of man is weighed.”

― Lajos Kossuth

“I think Americans are – particularly, independent voters are looking at Washington, and they see too many taxes, too much spending, too much debt, too many Washington takeovers, and they want to provide a check and a balance to what they see as a runaway, overreaching Washington government.”

― Lamar Alexander

“We literally had all 10 teams alive for a playoff position in the final week of the season. That outstanding balance and those close races created a major surge in attendance in the last month of the season.”

― Lamar Hunt

“The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.”

― Lascelles Abercrombie

“I’m reluctantly interested in love and helplessly interested in logic and yet they’re so conflicting. And they’re both necessary for a happy balance, a happy existence… I think.”

― Laura Marling

“I meal prep when I’m traveling and make sure to have three solid, high-protein and low-carb meals a day with a few snacks in between. But I try not to be too hard on myself. At the end of the day, it’s all about having a healthy balance.”

― Lauren Alaina

“Some of the most powerful female performers I’ve seen balance the feminine and the masculine and are incredibly strong. Like, I think Hayley Williams is one of the best rock performers.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“The single currency should allow the European Union, and therefore France, to balance its monetary strength with the United States. It should help us adjust to the development of China.”

― Laurent Fabius

“The question is not really about a shift to the economic cone where officers are writing about the balance of payments and the need for economic stabilization.”

― Lawrence Eagleburger

“Prudence dictates that there should be a balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“Peace and security both in Europe and in the Pacific still depend on a balance of power.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“This whole motherhood thing has really been, like, back to work from the get-go. It’s sort of a balance.”

― Lennon Parham

“Well, first of all the Dominion Bureau of Statistics made a survey in the spring of 1970, which showed that on balance the difference in the cost of living between Canadian cities and American cities was 5 % to the advantage, of course, to the Canadian cities.”

― Leonard Woodcock

“I have inherited pace from my dad, and in terms of the physical side with the balance, I have inherited that from my mum.”

― Leroy Sane

“A lot of time, mothers put their kids first, their selves aside, and then there’s some moms who are like, ‘Look, I’m going to try and balance it all out and still have my personal life.’”

― LeToya Luckett

“I’ve been trying to find a balance between all things in my life – personal, singing, acting.”

― LeToya Luckett

“As a profession, entrepreneurship breeds anything but balance. The highs can be stratospheric, and the lows can be crushing.”

― Lewis Howes

“On the balance beam, sometimes it’s really hard to stay on if you’re having some rough times.”

― Liang Chow

“I really would like to start a family as well. Whether I can balance the two or have to decide one or the other way, I’m not sure what will happen.”

― Libby Trickett

“Jimmy says he’ll never tell a lie. Well, I lie all the time. I have to – to balance the family ticket.”

― Lillian Gordy Carter

“I try to keep a balance. I actually believe that children want normal parents, they don’t want celebrities or important parents or anything different from all the other parents.”

― Linda Hamilton

“I have kids in high school that don’t know how to balance a checkbook. We need to have that fundamental understanding of economics as we move forward to develop the next generation of young people.”

― Linda McMahon

“There’s a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama’s done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece.”

― Lindsey Graham

“I think for any artist, your voice is always evolving. For me, the constant is finding a tension or balance between drama and comedy.”

― Lisa Cholodenko

“Along my path, I’ve realized that this comedy/drama balance is something that’s really interesting to me, and I feel, like, authentic to my voice.”

― Lisa Cholodenko

“When I made the leap from category romance to larger single-title books, I was encouraged to make the book ‘big,’ and suspense was allowed. Over the years, I’ve been able to write the kind of books I love, with a balance of suspense and romance. How lucky am I?”

― Lisa Jackson

“It’s really hard to balance work and being a mother.”

― Lisa Loeb

“The process of science is difficult and challenging. It involves always being aware that your ideas might be right or they might be wrong. I think it’s that kind of balance that makes science so interesting.”

― Lisa Randall

“I believe in equality: guys have rights, women have rights. It should be the same with race, or class, or whatever. I just like balance.”

― Little Simz

“For my diet, I choose mostly organic. But in general, I am a big believer in trying to strike a balance with everything.”

― Liya Kebede

“Whether it is from the manager or fans, positive words help. You also have to balance it with negative stuff.”

― Loris Karius

“At age nine, I got a paper route. Sixty-six papers had to be delivered to sixty-six families every day. I also had to collect thirty cents a week from each customer. I owed the paper twenty cents per customer per week, and got to keep the rest. When I didn’t collect, the balance came out of my profit. My average income was six dollars a week.”

― Lou Holtz

“No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.”

― Louise L. Hay

“In these difficult financial times for so many of our districts, as our local leaders strive to balance their budgets by cutting services, we would be irresponsible not to invest in the arts.”

― Louise Slaughter

“Many, whose hearts are conquered by acute spite, roll out balanced tales from their own heart, which do not balance when you weigh words against deeds.”

― Lucius Accius

“Arriving at a simple piece of music is a very difficult balance because, in being simple, you could easily be banal, so maybe it’s more difficult to write a simple piece of music than a 12-tone piece where no one understands exactly what it is about.”

― Ludovico Einaudi

“Balancing my film career and my music will be something I’m just going to have to deal with, as it happens. I think I can balance it out; the choices will probably be pretty clear. If there’s a movie I just have to do, I will work the music around it.”

― Lukas Haas

“I personally take cues directly from the script, then I like to surprise the other actors. But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up, down or out emotionally. You have to balance the craft with spontaneity.”

― Lusia Strus

“I am confident that Jeff Sessions will do his part to restore the delicate balance between the states and the federal government that the Founders envisioned.”

― Luther Strange

“My theory is that balance is key – nothing in excess.”

― L’Wren Scott

“Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment.”

― Lynn Abbey

“Through Duke Energy’s strong balance sheet and electric generation expertise, and Piedmont’s understanding of natural gas markets and proficient operations, the combined company will be well-positioned for a future that may require additional natural gas infrastructure and services to meet the needs of our customers.”

― Lynn Good

“Like Alice Walker and Toni Morrison, I try to balance reality with how we’d like the world to be.”

― Lynn Nottage

“I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz. They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.”

― Lynn Swann

“I actually ended up going through a vocal change. It started about two years ago, and it’s only been recently that I found my balance again. Vocally, I couldn’t figure out what was going on. My lows were getting lower, and my highs were getting higher; everything felt weird.”

― Lzzy Hale

“Everyone else has some interest in economic growth and development, which often happens at the expense of the environment and community. We need the other side to join this to check and balance.”

― Ma Jun

“It has been shown that public participation can limit powerful interest groups, while competing interests can help find a reasonable balance between development and environmental protection.”

― Ma Jun

“We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas.”

― Mac Thornberry

“Common wisdom dictates that the vice president should provide balance to the ticket by representing a different part of the country, another set of experiences, or a basketful of electoral votes.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“Strike the right balance between your outfit and makeup. Make a statement with one, not both.”

― Madeline Zima

“I loved dance, but tennis felt more natural to me. Dance did help with my rhythm and balance.”

― Madison Keys

“We are all tasked to balance and optimize ourselves.”

― Mae Jemison

“My philosophy is ‘learn while you live.’ ‘LazyTown’ is about balance. I’m not there yet.”

― Magnus Scheving

“It is not true at all that a free market will ensure a democracy. It doesn’t. There must be a balance between a free market and some regulations which are essential in order to safeguard the interests of consumers and of people in general.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“The people that I admire have a wonderful balance of self-belief and humility.”

― Mahershala Ali

“The most effective check and balance on government has been an independent press which maintains its credibility by ensuring that its criticism is balanced and based on fact – based indeed on solid journalistic work.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“On balance, after weighing the arguments, I believe that the time has come for Australia to create a new sovereign wealth fund.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“Everybody’s fast and strong, but to go out there and throw pass-rush moves or be able to do something different on the run to get them off balance. Anybody can run into somebody, but if you can shake them a little bit at the line, that’s what’s helped me out as a player.”

― Malik Jackson

“I think recharging is important, absolutely. Every now and then, you need maybe a couple of weeks to just chill out and let your emotions balance themselves out a little bit.”

― Malin Akerman

“I’m trying to find the balance and do, like, ‘Spanglish’ music or some songs in Spanish and others in English or do a translation.”

― Maluma

“Yoga is equal parts strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I think the combo of spin and yoga is a yin and yang thing. It’s very important to have balance. I like to bring energy to yoga, and spinning gets you very connected to your core.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Music is my balance… center of my life.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“If you don’t have a functioning financial system the world economy won’t be revived. All the major economies have their responsibility to assist at a pace which is required to clean up the balance sheet of the banking system and to ensure that credit flows are resumed.”

― Manmohan Singh

“When an artiste says that, after two heavy films, let me do a light one, somewhere they want to balance it out for the audience, not for themselves.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“There’s always more demands than there’s time to meet them, so it’s constantly a matter of trying to balance them.”

― Marc Andreessen

“I try to balance it out on the whole. Being a mum is always the priority. Next, it’s taking care of yourself. Right now, I get to only work two days a week – it’s a dream. I can’t imagine how hard it is for mothers who work 40 hours a week.”

― Marcia Cross

“You make budget cuts based on what you want to accomplish. You have to decide what is our priority going forward as a country. You cannot do it on the backs of any one group of people… There has to be some balance.”

― Marcia Fudge

“It’s hard to balance work and family.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“Real luxury is a balance between quality and the affection you feel for an object that cannot be easily replicated.”

― Marco Zanini

“I’m an avid runner and play soccer every weekend, but I also have to constantly watch what I eat, and I’m always thinking about how to balance my meals.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“All readers are tourists. We want to make sense of what we see and hear, to find the balance between what is unknown and what we can call ours.”

― Margo Jefferson

“Very often, I think about the people that I represent. I meet people who have thousands and thousands of employees and millions and millions of customers – and also make a lot of money. But I think about the millions of Europeans that I represent in order to try to balance that so we can meet on more equal terms.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“Moral Education is the source of that spiritual equilibrium on which everything else depends and which may be compared to that physical equilibrium or sense of balance, without which it is impossible to stand upright or to move into any other position.”

― Maria Montessori

“Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy.”

― Marilu Henner

“What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.’”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“I think France should be free, independent, and be the cultural heart of the world because those play a balance in the world.”

― Marine Le Pen

“Right now, I’d like to just continue on a series where I am doing good work with a balance of comedy and drama. That and do occasional features and movies.”

― Mario Lopez

“I don’t believe in balance, not in the classic way.”

― Marissa Mayer

“I’m a really extreme person, and balance is probably the hardest thing for me to maintain.”

― Mark Foster

“Acting and the navy seem to balance each other out – I’ve not surrendered over to the complete process of the navy, nor have I surrendered to the ego-driven process of acting.”

― Mark Hadlow

“The body maintains balance in only a handful of ways. At the end of the day, disease occurs when these basic systems are out of whack.”

― Mark Hyman

“I always prided myself on being apart from the ruling class. I think it’s always important, not just in Washington but in life, to be able to able to balance your sense of belonging with what it’s like to be someone who doesn’t belong.”

― Mark Leibovich

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

― Mark Skousen

“The balance between freedom and security is a delicate one.”

― Mark Udall

“I am a Libra so I have to balance things.”

― Mark Viduka

“In medicine, there is always a balance between risk and benefit.”

― Mark Walport

“We’ve got to start worrying about America. And if we don’t start dealing with the debt we have and the deficit spending we have in Washington, politics doesn’t matter, because the American people do realize that they have to balance their budgets.”

― Marlin Stutzman

“As far as the balance between being a journalist, being an artist, being a storyteller – documentary filmmakers are all three of those things. The balance between them is affected by the film itself, the topic of the film.”

― Marshall Curry

“With everything I do, I strive for a balance of tone, where it’s not just one thing.”

― Marti Noxon

“Of course I party. Of course I go chase girls. Again, for me, balance is important. One hundred per cent, my work goes first. Martin Garrix is my main priority. But to maintain Martin Garrix, I have to enjoy my downtime.”

― Martin Garrix

“For me, having a balance between work and personal life is very important.”

― Martin Garrix

“When a man lacks mental balance in pneumonia he is said to be delirious. When he lacks mental balance without the pneumonia, he is pronounced insane by all smart doctors.”

― Martin H. Fischer

“All my work shares a kind of balance between black comedy and sad and despairing melancholy.”

― Martin McDonagh

“Job creation is a choice. Investing in cleaner, greener technologies that allow us to strike a more sustainable balance with the other living systems of this earth – this, too, is a choice.”

― Martin O’Malley

“I certainly wasn’t able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me – I saw too much of it among the people I knew.”

― Martin Scorsese

“The fate of Syria hangs in the balance, but it is entirely possible that the fall of the Assad regime will result in anarchy and cause Syria to turn into a second Afghanistan, a base for anti-Israel terrorism.”

― Martin Van Creveld

“It sounds extraordinary but it’s a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.”

― Mary Archer

“My grandmother Izzy taught me to balance her checkbook when I was 6 years old. She would sign the checks after I paid the bills. I had a chuckle with my grandmother recently on how ‘unbalanced’ her checkbook must have been years ago.”

― Mary Callahan Erdoes

“For a ballerina, the center of balance is everything – creating a strong center of balance begins with building strong abdominal muscles.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“Too often, investors are the target of fraudulent schemes disguised as investment opportunities. As you know, if the balance is tipped to the point where investors are not confident that there are appropriate protections, investors will lose confidence in our markets, and capital formation will ultimately be made more difficult and expensive.”

― Mary Schapiro

“Having a lot of attacking players on the field and a good balance at the back is the foundation of victory.”

― Massimiliano Allegri

“I just think that’s the key to all of the quarterbacks throughout the league. You want to have a consistent drop, a consistent balance in the pocket so that you can really get everything into the throw, so that you are throwing with good velocity.”

― Matt LaFleur

“If I buy something new – a piece of clothing, a tie, a shirt, a suit – something old has to go. That’s the way I avoid clutter, crammed closets and drawers. It keeps things in balance, and it really works.”

― Matt Lauer

“I’ve got an extreme bias toward governors… they know what it’s like to make hard decisions. They know what it’s like to actually balance a budget – have a budget, first of all, and have a balanced budget.”

― Matt Mead

“They don’t bother too much with the balance and things on blues records.”

― Maurice Gibb

“My aim is to be as open and as incomprehensible as possible. There has to be a perfect balance between open and shut.”

― Maurizio Cattelan

“Balance is the secret for every team. There cannot be a defensive formation and an attacking formation: such a concept is a limitation.”

― Maurizio Sarri

“I am usually a pacer. I go to the balcony to check the sight lines way up there, to check the sound system to see how the balance is.”

― Maury Yeston

“It is my philosophy that one should not excel in only one thing but try to strike a balance between different things.”

― Mawra Hocane

“The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.”

― Max Beerbohm

“Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art.”

― Max Bill

“It is wonderful to contemplate how the planetary forces balance each other so perfectly that universal equilibrium is maintained despite the disturbances of the 1,500 millions which inhabit the Earth alone, not to speak of other spheres.”

― Max Heindel

“Activists need to educate themselves about the power of crypto currencies like Bitcoin, invented in 2009, and use crypto to leverage the success of their independent media gains to tip the balance of power away from the troika in ways that could never happen by backing a political candidate.”

― Max Keiser

“Compassion in evangelical churches is out of balance. When I talk about it, I get a lot of glazed expressions.”

― Max Lucado

“You need a balance at all times. If the verse is a bit messy, you need it to be less messy right after. It needs to vary. ‘Shake It Off’ is a good example, where the math behind the drama is pretty clear.”

― Max Martin

“Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.”

― Maxwell Maltz

“A lot of people thought my career was over. If you’re not releasing records, then something must be wrong. Either the record company doesn’t like your music, or you’ve been dropped. It has to something negative. It’s not like you wanted to take a break, or want some balance, or smell the roses.”

― Maxwell

“I totally let myself indulge, but I make little deals with myself. If I have an extra cupcake, I’ll run a couple of extra miles. I think it’s all about balance and not getting into extremes with dieting and exercising. Having a healthy attitude is important, too!”

― Megan Hilty

“Reflecting on where I came from helps me to appreciate and balance what I have now.”

― Meghan Markle

“A lot of music is mathematics. It’s balance.”

― Mel Brooks

“A brushstroke of vanity is good to add into the mix, to balance your timidity. We’re all blessed with a lot of timidity and a lot of worry and anxiety, and vanity is a good antidote.”

― Mel Brooks

“West Indian cultural mentality and a North American life equals the perfect balance.”

― Melanie Fiona

“The budget enforcement rules of the 1990s were an important part of getting the budget back into balance. It was done on a bipartisan basis. Those pay-as-you-go rules were tested and they worked. We are now in a one-party system, and we have thrown them out.”

― Melissa Bean

“Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.”

― Melody Beattie

“I am a humanist. I am for nice, easy balance.”

― Meryl Streep

“We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven’t invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven’t even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us.”

― Michael Bennet

“The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“Anyone who’s promoting the exact diet that they were in previous years probably isn’t keeping up with the latest science, though in general, the balance of evidence has remained remarkably consistent – centering one’s diet around whole plant foods.”

― Michael Greger

“Food is all about balance; it is all about taste.”

― Michael Mina

“I see lines of space. I break things down into lines and space, and I balance.”

― Michael Moschen

“All of us are probably three people. We’re probably the person that we think we are, and we’re probably the person that you or somebody else perceives us to be, and… frankly, we’re probably somewhere in the middle. And I think that it’s important that there be a balance with respect to how individuals are – you know, are looked at.”

― Michael Ovitz

“Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north.”

― Michael Pollan

“A split between the U.S. and its traditional allies, if it becomes a permanent feature of the new global order, would lead to deeper fragmentation among the world’s market-oriented democracies. That will surely shift the long-term balance of power in China’s favor, as it moves steadily toward becoming the world’s largest economy.”

― Michael Spence

“For highly indebted governments, low interest rates are critical to keep debt levels sustainable and ease pressure to restructure debt and recapitalize banks. The shift to a high sovereign-debt-yield equilibrium would make it impossible to achieve fiscal balance.”

― Michael Spence

“There’s always been a struggle with filmmakers between art and industry, and you have to find a balance.”

― Michel Hazanavicius

“People think: ‘If this photographer’s looking like a big jerk-off, maybe it’s okay if I do.’ I like to catch my subjects off balance a bit.”

― Mick Rock

“I was very immature when I was young, and for me there was no balance. Everything was just all or nothing.”

― Mickey Rourke

“I’m the worst surfer in California. My balance is off from boxing.”

― Mickey Rourke

“I’ve definitely been in relationships with friends where I wanted to do something different than I know a friend has. It’s that complicated balance between wanting to do what you know is right for you and not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings.”

― Mickey Sumner

“I just have tried to adapt to the constant changes that happen all the time in my schedule and try and find any sort of mini-predictability and balance within my very unpredictable life.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“Pasta is my superfood! Balance and moderation are the basis for my diet, though, so I also make sure to incorporate plenty of protein, fruits, and veggies throughout the day.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“I do think that we need more of a balance between merit-based and familial-based immigration.”

― Mike Coffman

“I have a wonderful wife I met at Rutgers while we were both there. She was in the Ph.D. program. She is not an actress. She definitely brings balance to my life. We actors can tend to bore anyone with shop talk.”

― Mike Colter

“Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration.”

― Mike Rutherford

“Antivirus systems need to strike a balance between detecting all possible attacks without causing any false alarms. And while we try to improve on this all the time, there will never be a solution that is 100 percent perfect.”

― Mikko Hypponen

“I want my life to effect the balance to the positive.”

― Mira Sorvino

“When you can, it’s good to make healthy choices. But, I also believe in balance. It’s not about being 100 percent this way or that way. It’s about making healthy choices when you can.”

― Miranda Kerr

“U.N. employees, including senior leadership, should be selected based on merit and competence while continuing endeavors to achieve gender parity and geographical balance.”

― Miroslav Lajcak

“I don’t eat a ton of pasta or bread. But I eat dessert almost every night, and I drink. You need a bit of balance, and I’ve found mine.”

― Misty Copeland

“We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don’t believe in Americans, who will?”

― Mitch Daniels

“You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector.”

― Mitt Romney

“The journey towards restoring balance to markets, led by the kingdom, is proving successful despite the challenges.”

― Mohammad bin Salman

“The chemistry at a table is so important. You must start with a carefully balanced mix of personalities. If the balance is off, and the stakes are too big for some of the players, it kills the game. Too small, and everybody gets bored.”

― Molly Bloom

“I know some people say, ‘You must have life balance.’ I don’t have that.”

― Molly Holzschlag

“I have never made statements like, ‘I’m quitting TV’ or ‘I’m quitting Bollywood.’ I have always wanted to strike a balance between the two.”

― Mona Singh

“In several short years, Obama has fundamentally shifted the balance away from the individual and toward government, and has altered the national psyche from self-reliance to ever-growing reliance on government.”

― Monica Crowley

“There’s a balance of feminine and masculine energy. Unfortunately, it’s an imbalanced world because of the people that are in charge, and that’s egotistical men.”

― Mya

“Normally I’m really lucky because I can go down to my local shops and no one cares. I take the Tube and the bus so it’s kind of the perfect balance.”

― MyAnna Buring

“Character in leadership is the most important balance for leadership. Without character, leaders have no safety. Leadership has no protection without character.”

― Myles Munroe

“Sometimes, I think the best kind of poem is one in which there is an acute balance between what is humorous and that which is very serious. That balance is very hard to strike. But it can be done.”

― N. Scott Momaday

“I think that when you are on a four-inch balance beam, you don’t care about laughing or smiling or waving to the crowd because you’re going to be down in a second.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“I’m aware that beyond my own need to find a personal balance, I should be sending a signal to society as women’s minister about the importance of work-life balance.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“Low income persons in need of social housing should be housed in more prosperous areas to avoid placing an extra burden on the poorer areas and to redress the balance in terms of housing, redressing the balance in terms of schooling.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“I am more of the disciplinarian and the bad cop at home. Since Mahesh spoils our son, I have to balance it out.”

― Namrata Shirodkar

“We’re facing a natural disaster in the middle of an economic disaster. The federal government has to balance its budget the way our families do.”

― Nan Hayworth

“I read about human psychology, practise balance, and accept that everything and everyone in our lives is transient. One day, people will criticise you, and the next day, they will praise you.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“When my bank balance runs low, then I sign a big Bollywood monstrous movie, and I make sure that I am safe for the next few years.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“When I was a teenager, a psychic told me, ‘Your biggest challenge will be life-work balance.’ That’s certainly turned out to be true!”

― Natalie Massenet

“I’m at my best when I’m working. I just recently learned how to find balance and deal with downtime and take advantage of it.”

― Natalie Zea

“Buying found objects means repurposing something that was already made years before, sometimes decades before. It strikes a nice balance between the new and used equation we should strive for in our lives.”

― Nate Berkus

“We want to strike the right balance between the governments and our users. If there are concerns, we can work together.”

― Nathan Blecharczyk

“I’ve been working on it a lot, trying to find the artistic balance, trying to find purpose in my movement combined with the jumps.”

― Nathan Chen

“I split my commission and personal work about 50 per cent each. It is important to get that balance in life.”

― Nathan Sawaya

“Our constitutional system is defined by a balance between the public’s need for transparency and the government’s need to have a zone of secrecy around decision making. Both are important, yet they are mutually exclusive.”

― Neal Katyal

“In the balance of my professional life, I’ve had the privilege of the working as a practicing lawyer and teacher.”

― Neil Gorsuch

“The trick, when you’re flirting, is figuring how to keep a balance between being engaging enough to retain someone’s attention and not seeming overly available. So you tease a person a little.”

― Neil Strauss

“I want our company to leave a legacy of learning to find the balance between what’s good and what’s good for you.”

― Nell Newman

“The activists play the balance sheet by selling a division to buy back stock and leveraging the balance sheet and buying back more stock.”

― Nelson Peltz

“In the defensive midfield position, the player needs to give balance to the team and try to control the game. That’s exactly what I try to do.”

― Nemanja Matic

“I believe in the balance between dreaming and building.”

― Neri Oxman

“While abolishing judgeships and lower federal courts is a blunt tool and one whose use is warranted only in the most extreme of circumstances… it is one of many possibilities to check and balance the judiciary.”

― Newt Gingrich

“I used to be a teacher, and I know how difficult it is to strike a balance between focused conversation and an atmosphere which prevents creativity and thought.”

― Nick Hornby

“It’s important to find a balance between Pokemon and training.”

― Nick Kyrgios

“I don’t think there’s necessarily anything that’s rock solid about any marriage. It’s all about that balance, especially when you have kids.”

― Nick Lachey

“In particular, I want to set a challenge to public bodies and private companies to improve gender balance on their own boards.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“You need a balance in life between dealing with what’s going on inside and not being so absorbed in yourself that it takes over.”

― Nigella Lawson

“I do think that climate change is real. And I think that it’s something that we have to deal with. But I also think it has to be a balance. And, you know, as governor of South Carolina, that was what I did.”

― Nikki Haley

“If you’re getting different prescriptions from different doctors, there has to be some sort of check and balance in there somewhere.”

― Nikki Sixx

“Films are a whole new world that I’m excited to explore. But being on stage is very close to my heart; it has given me a sense of belonging. I will always try to find a way to balance both.”

― Nimrat Kaur

“Each moment calls for a different stylistic essence and a different sense of impact, and mastery of this balance is an art form – a very learnable art form.”

― Nina Garcia

“That’s the cool thing about relationships. You’re relating to someone else. It’s another thing to balance who you are off of.”

― Noah Centineo

“I try to approach the film medium as a novelist and the novel medium as a filmmaker on some level. It’s that question: Do we think in pictures, or do we think in language? And the novelist believes one thing, and the filmmaker believes another thing – and I’m fascinated by that balance.”

― Noah Hawley

“With sushi, it is all about balance. Sometimes they cut the fish too thick, sometimes too thin. Often the rice is overcooked or undercooked. Not enough rice vinegar or too much.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“I think that it’s just about balance, keeping myself centered, and being happy and healthy.”

― Normani Kordei

“I want to ensure that I strike a balance between all kinds of films.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“Which girl doesn’t see the bank balance of the guy she is marrying? Not only the girl – even her parents want her to marry a financially secure guy.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“There’s a balance in my life. There’s reality, and there’s the part that looks really glamorous, but we’re all just people in the end.”

― Olivia Newton-John

“It’s always about finding the right balance between answering some questions and raising new ones to keep your story going.”

― Oren Peli

“I think the tricky balance, the most important thing more than the horror is to have a compelling story, compelling drama, a show about great characters that you care about and you want to come back every week to see what they’re up to.”

― Oren Peli

“Life is about balance, and we all have to make the effort in areas that we can to enable us to make a difference.”

― Orlando Bloom

“The American ‘unum’ has been lost since the Sixties. If this continues, there will soon be no unifying American identity and vision to balance the ‘pluribus,’ and the days of the Republic will be numbered.”

― Os Guinness

“Our progress isn’t just limited to the operation. Financially, we have been performing well. United’s 2015 earnings were one of the best in the company’s history, and we made significant progress shrinking the margin gap with our closest competitors, strengthening our balance sheet, and returning significant cash to shareholders.”

― Oscar Munoz

“I’m pretty much a straight guy on ‘The Office.’ We can’t all be crazies. You need some balance.”

― Oscar Nunez

“It’s always a balance… being clear-headed but being aggressive and as combative as you need to be.”

― Owen Farrell

“A person has got to balance work and life and family in order to be a balanced person.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I gradually understood why European mothers aren’t in perpetual panic about their work-life balance and don’t write books about how executive moms should just try harder: Their governments are helping them – and doing it competently.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“The French don’t think everyone should have the same bank balance, but they’re offended by extremes of inequality.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“The things that have really gotten confusing to me is how you balance the desires of your publishers to produce things on a schedule, and people are always sort of giving you ideas on what you should follow up with or how you should proceed next and things like that.”

― Paolo Bacigalupi

“I wonder if people who see ‘Blade’ will have even seen my other movies. But I don’t want all my movies to be in a vacuum. I need a balance because one pays, and the other doesn’t.”

― Parker Posey

“I just want to balance myself holistically and see what different foods do what to me.”

― Parker Posey

“My grandmother’s first husband was a spiritualist medium. What fascinates me about that is the balance between conviction and sincerity and trickery, which is also something that novelists are very familiar with.”

― Pat Barker

“Secularist justices de-Christianized our country. They invented new rights for vicious criminals as though criminal justice were a game. They tore our country apart with idiotic busing orders to achieve racial balance in public schools.”

― Pat Buchanan

“I have been firming up and making changes in my roster for 2001. This needs to be done from now and then, to make sure what you are booking is working, and to keep a balance in your roster that works.”

― Pat Garrett

“I’m the guy who’s started businesses, I’ve been a small business owner. I’ve employed hundreds of Pennsylvanians. I know how to get jobs moving in the private sector, rein in the excesses in Washington, and bring some balance to a town that’s lost all balance.”

― Pat Toomey

“Conrad Ludlow was an extraordinary partner… We just called him the greatest partner because he just knew what a woman’s balance was.”

― Patricia McBride

“It was extremely hard going from being a parent of one to a parent of three, because now all these instant decisions have to be made about how you balance out the time and attention between them.”

― Patricia Richardson

“And, sure, if you have a political point of view, you have every right to share it. But you have to be careful not to get too self-important. You have to find the balance between being entertaining and being preachy.”

― Patrick Dempsey

“The hardest thing about having three kids is trying to find a balance, because there’s always the odd man out, and you also need to make sure each child gets the attention he or she needs.”

― Patrick Dempsey

“With the world changing fast, we needed capital for investments. There’s only so much bandwidth in your own balance sheet.”

― Patrick Whitesell

“I think media people know we’re good at making content and how we can be smart about how to consume it. It’s always a balance.”

― Patrick Whitesell

“In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.”

― Patti Smith

“I’ve always believed in having a sense of balance and stealth.”

― Patti Smith

“I’m going to continue to try to strike a balance, because I really, really do love doing stand-up, and I don’t see why it should affect the acting.”

― Patton Oswalt

“If the Republicans get control back of the United States Senate, we will no longer have a check and balance on the White House, on the Republican Congress.”

― Patty Murray

“We benefit, intellectually and personally, from the interplay between different selves, from the balance between long-term contemplation and short-term impulse. We should be wary about tipping the scales too far. The community of selves shouldn’t be a democracy, but it shouldn’t be a dictatorship, either.”

― Paul Bloom

“As cool as it is to be Spider-Man at times, there’s also a price to pay for that – and he has to learn to balance things out.”

― Paul Dini

“Throughout the industrial era, economists considered manufactured capital – money, factories, etc. – the principal factor in industrial production, and perceived natural capital as a marginal contributor. The exclusion of natural capital from balance sheets was an understandable omission. There was so much of it, it didn’t seem worth counting.”

― Paul Hawken

“The United States prides itself on being the richest country in the world. Yet we can’t balance the budget, pay for education, or take care of the aged and infirm.”

― Paul Hawken

“Get digital scales because, for baking, balance scales just aren’t accurate enough: it’s all in the weighing up.”

― Paul Hollywood

“Asymmetric balance creates greater reader interest. Pleasure derived from observing asymmetrical arrangements lies partly in overcoming resistances, which, consciously or not, the spectator adjusts in his own mind.”

― Paul Rand

“While President Obama shirks his responsibility to advance solutions to our fiscal challenges, he can no longer hide from the merciless math of the balance sheet. Conservatives have made certain of that.”

― Paul Ryan

“In both the U.S. and Europe, the budget and balance sheet numbers do not work. When ‘off-balance sheet’ promises are taken into account, the U.S. and most countries of the Euro zone are insolvent.”

― Paul Singer

“I believe you have to have balance in your life.”

― Paula Creamer

“I figure it’s almost like a balance. We’re eating these wonderful collard greens and turnip greens which are so medicinally good for you and, OK, so what if it has a little ham hock in it?”

― Paula Deen

“There’s a certain amount of tyranny in all of us to some extent, and in some people it’s much more developed than in others. It’s a different balance which makes us all different.”

― Paula Fox

“There are still deep-seated structural problems that threaten the economic balance in the world: Between the United States and China, for example, but also within Europe. We have taken a few steps toward taming the financial markets, but we haven’t come nearly far enough to rule out a repetition of the crisis.”

― Peer Steinbruck

“To young professionals – and particularly women – looking to advance, it is imperative to keep your life in balance.”

― Peggy Johnson

“I like to keep teams off balance.”

― Penny Hardaway

“I think there’s a lot to be said for changing the balance of what we tax: wealth versus work.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“There is an anti-science by the far right. We have to be careful that the far left doesn’t balance this with a naive approach of promising what we can’t deliver. I mean, science is neutral; it’s not politically conservative or liberal.”

― Peter Agre

“What I’ve learned is that life is a balance between idealism and realism.”

― Peter Hook

“Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.”

― Peter Latham

“If you’re writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you’re writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it’s towards another point. I won’t make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece.”

― Peter Maxwell Davies

“The far more likely Trump scenario is this: Chinese leaders realize they no longer have a weak leader in the White House; China ceases its unfair trade practices. America’s massive trade deficit with China comes peacefully and prosperously back into balance, and both the U.S. and Chinese economies benefit from trade.”

― Peter Navarro

“There was a TV special every year called ‘Circus of the Stars,’ and I did three consecutive ones – one as a juggler, one as a high-wire performer, and one as a high hand balance.”

― Peter Scolari

“It was immediately apparent that it was full of tricky ingredients to balance. In fact, I found it very intriguing. What held me back from saying yes to the producer was that I wasn’t sure who could play Truman.”

― Peter Weir

“It’s very challenging to get the right balance between relaxing and working.”

― Petra Kvitova

“My journey has always been the balance between chaos and order.”

― Philippe Petit

“When a loved one disappears, you continue to live with the accompaniment of that person. One has to find a balance between joy and sorrow.”

― Philippe Petit

“If I am practicing on the wire, and you pushed me, I would not move, and if you take a piece of wood and beat me up on the shoulder and the head, I would not move. You would not put me out of balance. You would not be able to. I am solid as granite when I am on the tight rope, and I should be.”

― Philippe Petit

“I used to be that crazy person that was strict about what I did and didn’t eat. I was so diligent with exercise. And as soon as I stopped thinking about it, I lost weight. I wasn’t stressing about it. The balance and relaxing is what’s really helped me.”

― Phoebe Tonkin

“It has become progressively clearer that the plastic expression of true reality is attained through dynamic movement in equilibrium. Plastic art affirms that equilibrium can only be established through the balance of unequal but equivalent oppositions.”

― Piet Mondrian

“The positive and negative states of being bring about action. They cause the loss of balance and of happiness. They cause the eternal revolutions – the changes that follow one upon the other. They explain why happiness cannot be achieved in time.”

― Piet Mondrian

“Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.”

― Plutarch

“The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa – slightly off balance.”

― Prince Charles

“It’s almost negligible sleep and insane amounts of plane rides, but I’m doing it. Your body is screaming out to you to not abuse it so much, but I love what I do in my Hindi films as well as with ‘Quantico,’ and I want to be able to balance both.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“The objectification of females is not a good thing! Not every rapper does this, but when the lyrics focus solely on the strip club, ‘poppin’ bottles’ and how many girls they can ‘tap,’ it distorts what kids are learning. I think if there was more of a female presence in hip hop we could break up the monotony. It’s all about balance.”

― Queen Latifah

“As an illustrator you need to understand the human body – but having looked at and understood nature, you must develop an ability to look away and capture the balance between what you’ve seen and what you imagine.”

― Quentin Blake

“I think it is the fact that birds are two-legged, like us, which gives them something of our balance and gesture and makes them nearer to us.”

― Quentin Blake

“I am conscious of making choices that balance the performance and commercial aspects. It’s easy to get stereotyped in this industry.”

― Raashi Khanna

“When I interview celebrities, I always try to throw them off balance. My favorite is to ask ’em about crazy sex stuff like donkey punches and Monroe transfers. Works every time.”

― Rachel Perry

“As far as developing a career as an actress, I think it’s a fine balance between trying to just work, and also be true to yourself.”

― Rachel True

“It’s a constant challenge trying to find balance between styling, designing and being a mom.”

― Rachel Zoe

“You are neither better nor worse than anyone else. I learned at a young age how to maintain this balance.”

― Radamel Falcao

“I find when I’m perceived as male in society, there is an enormous amount of pressure, but it comes with respect, so it’s a balance.”

― Rain Dove

“We cannot afford to balance the budget on the backs of America’s middle class and seniors and must do what it takes to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, including enabling the government to negotiate the price of prescription drugs.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“As in any technological revolution, there will be winners and losers. On balance, everyone will come out ahead, although there will be particular companies that will not be able to cope with a new environment.”

― Ralph Merkle

“I try and strike a balance between being sensible and sensitive.”

― Rana Daggubati

“I champion sensibly designed racial affirmative action, not because I have benefited from it personally – though I have. I support it because, on balance, it is conducive to the public good.”

― Randall Kennedy

“We have to invest in developing Villa Park, allowing us to generate our own revenue streams. At the same time, of course, there’s a balance between growing long-term and getting the instant results we all crave as fans.”

― Randy Lerner

“Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.”

― Raoul Vaneigem

“So, you need to balance it out with bigger and smaller movies.”

― Ray Liotta

“I think that if you can achieve a balance, then you appease a lot of yourself and your career and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while.”

― Ray Liotta

“Either systems are in balance or they are falling apart. If people are acting in what appears to be a twisted way, I want to know the reason for that.”

― Raymond E. Feist

“Shopping is a bit of a relaxing hobby for me, which is sometimes troubling for the bank balance.”

― Rebecca Hall

“Even in democratic society, we don’t have good answers how to balance the need for security on one hand and the protection of free speech on the other in our digital networks.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“A number of countries, including Russia and China, have put forward proposals to regulate aspects of the Internet like ‘crime’ and ‘security’ that are currently unregulated at the global level due to lack of international consensus over what those terms actually mean or over how to balance enforcement with the protection of citizens’ rights.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“If I’m not barefoot, you’ll probably find me with a pair of New Balance on. And I’m not one of those hipster-jump-on-the-band-wagon-ironically-cool NB fans. I’ve been rocking those kicks since they were true nerd shoes. Since the ’80s, yo! Word.”

― Reid Scott

“I like comfy feet. If I’m not barefoot, you’ll probably find me with a pair of New Balance on.”

― Reid Scott

“I think ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ can stand proudly in the pantheon of the great Disney animated films. It’s a fairy tale disguised as something more contemporary. With its balance of heart and comedy, it is still very much rooted in the Disney legacy.”

― Rich Moore

“I can juggle, not well… I can balance a broom on my chin. I can do very simple carny tricks, a little sleight of hand with cards and coins.”

― Rich Sommer

“Edelman maintains a very conservative balance sheet. We do small acquisitions. This helps me sleep well at night.”

― Richard Edelman

“Balance is the enemy of art.”

― Richard Eyre

“Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit. Work hard to develop a balance. Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other.”

― Richard G. Scott

“I run a lot. I have this five-mile run that I try and do a few times a week. If I do more, I get shin splints and it drives me mad, so I have to balance it.”

― Richard Hammond

“Painting, for me, is a dynamic balance and wholeness of life; it is mysterious and transcending, yet solid and real.”

― Richard Pousette-Dart

“Any idiot can throw together a program or report and shove it out, but to get the balance and to get the skill set, that is what they pay us for. They don’t pay us to prattle on the television; anybody can do that.”

― Richard Quest

“It is so important to balance orthodoxy with orthopraxy.”

― Richard Rohr

“All audiences should be slightly off balance.”

― Richard Thompson

“The nice thing about a series is you can end on cliffhangers all the time. You can be like, ‘You know what? Here we go, this person just died, end of book.’ And with the end of the series, you’re very conscious of all the plotlines that were left hanging. There’s a balance there to wrap those up but still leave it exciting.”

― Richelle Mead

“I think that the balance needs to be restored, and I would note that in the camp in which I am in, one finds libraries, universities, the Internet industry, the manufacturers of digital media, and consumers.”

― Rick Boucher

“The point is to balance on the edge between musicality and content.”

― Rick Moody

“We can’t have deficit spending in Texas. You have to balance your budget every two years.”

― Rick Perry

“Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington, restore the rightful balance between the state and federal government.”

― Rick Perry

“Many other states ultimately – they might not have the same balance sheet as Wisconsin – but collective bargaining from the federal level… these are big issues, and these costs need to be put under control.”

― Rick Santelli

“Taxpayers need a businessman who knows how to create jobs, cut costs and balance budgets.”

― Rick Scott

“So if the euro, if Euroland is to become a reserve center, if the euro is to become a reserve currency, Euroland will have to have a deficit in its overall balance of payments.”

― Robert C. Solomon

“The United States as usual has a sizable deficit in the current account of its balance of payments, trade account and other current accounts, current account items.”

― Robert C. Solomon

“Back in those days, in the fifties and sixties, countries had balance of payment’s deficits or surpluses, those were reflected much more than today in movements of reserves among countries.”

― Robert C. Solomon

“I want to keep audiences off balance, so they don’t know who I am or how to take me. If I duck and weave, as Frank Bruno might say, I’ll have a longer shelf life.”

― Robert Carlyle

“John F. Kennedy went to bed at 3:30 in the morning on November 9, 1960, uncertain whether he had defeated Richard Nixon for the presidency. He thought he had won, but six states hung in the balance, and after months of exhaustive campaigning, he was too tired to stay awake any longer.”

― Robert Dallek

“It was a Republican, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who first protected the Arctic Refuge to balance the oil development at Prudhoe Bay with responsible conservation.”

― Robert Dold

“Without a Prospero-Caliban relationship to balance the Prospero-Ariel one, ‘The Tempest’ loses much of its resonance.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“Every great dance company, even when it seems poised in perfect balance, needs constant renewal of both repertory and performers.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“I balance my meals. I have never been a big dessert guy.”

― Robert Herjavec

“Cezanne produced precarious little worlds that almost, almost, almost lose their balance but somehow hold themselves together, creating tension, beauty and danger all at once.”

― Robert Krulwich

“The students realize that it’s their life I’m talking about: it’s out of balance, they’re struggling to put it into balance. How are they going to do it?”

― Robert McKee

“I do believe when there are advances in technology that it is important to balance the privacy interests affected with the investigative take that you might get from that technology.”

― Robert Mueller

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

― Robert Richardson

“There is a balance between mindful that you don’t upset anyone, yet maintaining an authenticity that is not wrapped up in the minutiae of people’s judgments of you.”

― Robert Rinder

“The copyright bargain: a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer.”

― Robin Gross

“One of the core organizing principles of my life is that success comes through a delicate balance between making things happen and letting things happen.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“I find fantasy easier to write. If I’m going to write science fiction, I spend a lot more time thinking up justifications. I can write fantasy without thinking as much. I like to balance things out: a certain amount of fantasy and a certain amount of science fiction.”

― Roger Zelazny

“If there is no fundamental science then there is no basis for applied science. We have to strike a balance. 23 years ago the World Wide Web was born here. It has changed the world dramatically.”

― Rolf-Dieter Heuer

“In writing, I try to find the right balance between momentum and infinity, truth and beauty.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“I want balance in my life.”

― Ron Dellums

“The way that Soviet intelligence tried to reshape the balance of power in the Middle East is essential to understand the developments that led to the outbreak of the Six-Day War.”

― Ronen Bergman

“There is no fairness out there. There is no balance in the media.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“Going into auditions, there is a wonderful butterfly feeling in your stomach – an equal balance of being utterly terrified and exhilarated that this is your chance.”

― Rose Leslie

“There’s a process to everything. If you fast track or make shortcuts in any way, and you get too much of one thing, you’re just out of balance.”

― Rose Namajunas

“It’s about getting the right balance and knowing on the pitch when is the right time to take risks.”

― Ross Barkley

“When you have premium brands, you have to have the right balance of communicating all of your values.”

― Roustam Tariko

“Getting the balance right in everything is all of football and all of sport.”

― Roy Hodgson

“Bonuses balance my budget in New York City. The bigger the bonuses on Wall Street, the more money I had to spend on poor people. The New York City budget is determined greatly by the bonuses given on Wall Street.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“I can’t tell what’s going on with my feet. They don’t say, ‘Hey, I’m losing balance.’ They give me almost zero feedback.”

― Rulon Gardner

“Parenting advice is mostly useless because every family is uniquely its own; artistic advice is mostly useless because every artist works in their own way. Thus, figuring out how to balance the two has an intense specificity.”

― Rumaan Alam

“I hate the term ‘work-life balance.’ I think it’s a setup, and it’s trap for all of us.”

― Ruth Porat

“Certain things do not effect me anymore, which is not always good. There is always commotion, but I notice that hardly anything affects me or puts me out of balance.”

― Ruud van Nistelrooy

“Everything in moderation, and there’s a perfect balance in this life if we can find it.”

― Ryan Robbins

“I don’t get distracted until the weight of other things left undone finally tips the balance; my mind is flooded with calls, bills, supermarkets, letters, and I have to stop and sort things out.”

― Sadie Jones

“There are certainly young people who are very aware of what’s going on in this country, and we want to treat that with respect. We don’t want to patronize our audience by just talking about the frivolousness. It’s a balance.”

― Sallie Patrick

“Using lots of fresh foods, fruits and vegetables, helps to keep the menu buoyant – I don’t know if that’s the right word, but it keeps a balance of freshness and health.”

― Sally Schneider

“A novel, I think, is partly about the contemporary and partly about the eternal, and it’s the balance of that that’s difficult to achieve.”

― Salman Rushdie

“If the Reddit community cannot learn to balance authenticity and compassion, it may be a great website, but it will never be a truly great community.”

― Sam Altman

“What resonates with me whenever I watch a great movie or TV show is the balance of inevitability and unpredictability. And it’s a very delicate balance.”

― Sam Esmail

“At heart, I’m a relationship guy, but my adventurous side makes it hard. I hope I’ll find a balance.”

― Sam Hunt

“Picking up a guitar brought a lot of balance into my life.”

― Sam Hunt

“Putting out music as it’s made, versus holding it until an album’s finished, allows me to be more timely and maintain balance.”

― Sam Hunt

“It’s quite difficult to write about female friendship without it seeming to be a very niche subject. It’s a difficult balance.”

― Samantha Harvey

“Persian cuisine is, above all, about balance – of tastes and flavors, textures and temperatures. In every meal, even on every plate, you’ll find both sweet and sour, soft and crunchy, cooked and raw, hot and cold.”

― Samin Nosrat

“Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance. He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither inevitable nor foreordained, but subject to a thousand changes and chances.”

― Samuel E. Morison

“In our film business, they say it’s recession-proof, but there’s no such thing. I think what it’s done is there’s been an increase in demand for high-quality product. If you understand the business side of it, there’s a way to balance it.”

― Sandra Bullock

“I’m afraid I’m still trying to find that balance. Especially now that everyone wants a piece of me. I find that I have to become more and more reclusive, and pick and choose when I am public and when I am private.”

― Sandra Cisneros

“Anyone who ends up being a leader of a large complicated organization, whether you’re a male or a female, you’re working an immense amount of hours, and you can’t do everything. You can’t have complete work/life balance.”

― Sandra E. Peterson

“Work… family – I’m doing it all. But here’s the secret I share with so many other nanny- and housekeeper-less mothers I see working the same balance: my house is trashed. It is strewn with socks and tutus.”

― Sandra Tsing Loh

“It is absolutely important to balance stars with newcomers so the whole chemistry and ambience between people who have never worked before becomes far more explosive and exciting.”

― Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“I just don’t think I’ve had the desire yet to write a vicious animal – like a dog-gone-bad or anything – where I do feel that I need a balance of all types of humans.”

― Sara Gruen

“I try to work out twice a week. I don’t restrict myself from any food in my diet; I think it’s all about balance. I’m also very lucky with my genetics and metabolism.”

― Sara Sampaio

“Ringer is the perfect balance of what audiences want ot see me do. It’s Cruel Intentions meets Buffy.”

― Sarah Michelle Gellar

“There are nine million servers sold annually. Of those, just one million are sourced by the big guys. What we’re trying to predict is: in the future, is that all going into the one million category? Or will there be some balance?”

― Satya Nadella

“What’s wrong with hip-hop is the system that controls the definition of it. There needs to be more balance on the airwaves.”

― Saul Williams

“The minute I forget to balance reality with the fantasy, I’m going back to Virginia.”

― Schuyler Fisk

“I would be concerned if one of my children were constantly watching nothing but horror films or indulging in gothic literature without the balance of other types of art and entertainment. I do think that’s a danger.”

― Scott Derrickson

“Good balance makes you a better dancer, musician, actor – anything.”

― Scott Glenn

“I think a good life-work balance is important, and that’s even more important in some cases on the space station.”

― Scott Kelly

“Balance has never been my strong suit.”

― Scott Speedman

“One of the stated values at IronPort was ‘work/life balance,’ but I wasn’t living it. I was rarely home. And when I was home, well, let’s just say I wasn’t particularly helpful or cheery.”

― Scott Weiss

“We’re more into sort of fluid structures that are simultaneously the most efficient, the most beautiful, and the most engineered. You know what I mean? We like the balance you can get in there.”

― Sean Booth

“Strangely enough, as I explored these abandoned malls, I found myself acting like a kid all over again. At times jumping up on to nearby fountain ledges trying to balance myself as I became mesmerized all over again by the futuristic skylights that dangled fearlessly over my head.”

― Seph Lawless

“I definitely have found a balance. I’ve had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it.”

― Serena Williams

“If you’re using live bass versus orchestral bass, you’ve got to make sure that you’re not stepping on the toes of the other elements, so you’ve got to balance it out.”

― Serj Tankian

“With control of the House, the Senate, and the White House, Republicans could have used their unified control of government to… balance the budget!”

― Seth Moulton

“What we need to do is strike the right balance in our teams for all three formats of the sport.”

― Shahid Afridi

“For the most part I’ll probably do floor exercise and balance beam. Those are the two things that I do.”

― Shannon Miller

“I’m still learning how to be comfortable touring. I haven’t found that balance yet.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“Skateboarding helps a ton with balance, precision, with air awareness… it gets your senses to be spot-on and it’s also a great way to take my mind off things.”

― Shaun White

“There are Harvey Weinsteins in all walks of life, and especially in the entertainment industry where the power balance is tilted in favour of men.”

― Shenaz Treasury

“In a perfect world, I could be doing some bigger films and balance that with some independent films because they seem to be the most challenging and unique.”

― Sherilyn Fenn

“The debate over Social Security should not be about how much we can cut from the program in order to balance the federal budget. The debate over Social Security should not be about raising the retirement age or limiting benefits. The debate over Social Security should be about retirement security.”

― Sherrod Brown

“Both individual fulfillment and the ecological balance of life on this planet are best served by dying when our inherent biology decrees that we do.”

― Sherwin B. Nuland

“Our oil problems are only going to get worse. Our trade balance is only going to get worse. So we have to slow the growth of U.S. oil consumption, particularly imported oil consumption.”

― Sherwood Boehlert

“So there’s no such thing as work-life balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“To us, the definition of philanthropy is what we spend. A P&L account means expenditure, lines of revenue. There is a surplus; it goes to the balance sheet. A transparent foundation should disclose this.”

― Shiv Nadar

“I do some weightlifting and use medicine balls as well for balance for my core. I want my stomach to look flat. I have to.”

― Sibel Kekilli

“One never comes into embarrassment, if one is ready to balance. To ask oneself never in embarrassment, what have you in these decades made.”

― Siegfried Lenz

“Taming the financial markets and winning back democratic control over them is the central condition for creating a new social balance in Germany and Europe.”

― Sigmar Gabriel

“Today’s consumers are eager to become loyal fans of companies that respect purposeful capitalism. They are not opposed to companies making a profit; indeed, they may even be investors in these companies – but at the core, they want more empathic, enlightened corporations that seek a balance between profit and purpose.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.”

― Simon Sinek

“The trick to balance is to not make sacrificing important things become the norm.”

― Simon Sinek

“I look for the hotels that have figured out the comfortable balance – a modern room that is well designed, and really clean sheets.”

― Simon Sinek

“Not being secure affects us as humans. It throws us off our balance. It puts us in disarray.”

― Sonequa Martin-Green

“I believe in a balanced government. I don’t believe in minimum or maximum. Balance is always the best way.”

― Sonia Gandhi

“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

“We can love all people while loving the law and expecting the law to be fulfilled, and that’s a tricky balance.”

― Sonny Perdue

“I drink a glass of water and half a lemon as soon as I wake up. I heard that it’s supposed to balance your body’s pH. Not sure if that’s true, but to be honest, it really helps with bloating.”

― Sonoya Mizuno

“Juggling is the word. I’m a bad juggler, and there are often balls dropped. There is no balance. The idea of work/life balance is a myth. There’s teetering from one end and running to the other and hoping not to fall off.”

― Sonya Walger

“To have someone who never makes a mistake, never finds her personal life in disarray, never worries about work-life balance? I think that would be unreal. What I’m writing is real.”

― Sophie Kinsella

“I think the implications for the rise of China are huge in terms of the political landscape, economic balance, de-velopment thinking, and the environment.”

― Sri Mulyani Indrawati

“Certainly businesses the world over are facing greater competitive pressure than ever before, and this leads to executive stress which, in turn, tends to bring out authoritarian tendencies in many bosses. To balance this, we now know a lot more about how we can successfully cope with a situation that is not likely to improve in the near future.”

― Srikumar Rao

“I reject the idea of work-life balance. The phrase is a bald-faced lie, designed to hang over the human psyche like the Sword of Damocles, because balance presumes an even distribution of weight, of value. But anyone who has ever lived understands that no set of tips or tricks can create a lifestyle equilibrium.”

― Stacey Abrams

“Every coach in every sport, one of their larger concerns is the balance between work and rest. We all think about it all the time.”

― Stan Van Gundy

“I didn’t want to be thirtysomething and not know what I was going to do. I was quite afraid of that, there were quite a lot of aimless kids around, in that ‘other’ side of my life, who didn’t really know what to do because they always had a bank balance to fall back on and they were quite lost.”

― Stella McCartney

“If you try to create something people enjoy, and it happens to be made in a responsible way, then that’s when you can really strike an incredible balance.”

― Stella McCartney

“It must be said that it is challenging to balance uncompromising artistic integrity with commercial requirements, but I’ve also come to learn that couture clients are adventurous and particularly unpredictable in their taste.”

― Stephane Rolland

“I think, as human beings, we need some balance in our life, right?”

― Stephanie Corneliussen

“The challenge of work-life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man.”

― Stephen Covey

“The mandala describes balance. This is so whatever the pictorial form.”

― Stephen Gardiner

“The chief concern of the French Impressionists was the discovery of balance between light and dark.”

― Stephen Gardiner

“Learning how to keep track of inventory and cash flow and creating an income statement and a balance sheet are great skills to learn for managing existing businesses.”

― Steve Blank

“Nobody is going to invest in the Italian banks unless they trust their balance sheets.”

― Steve Eisman

“I use a lot of balance training and functional training. Basically it’s where you add an element of instability to a regular exercise. So whether it’s on the physioball or the Bosu ball or just balancing on one leg, I try to incorporate an instable plane and/or movement to the exercise, so the body’s doing two or more movements.”

― Steve Nash

“My main calling in life is to seek and achieve spiritual balance, and to express that through my instrument. Everything else is here today, gone later today.”

― Steve Vai

“Keep a strong balance sheet, don’t get over-leveraged, and try to protect the security of your employees.”

― Steve Wynn

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”

― Steven Spielberg

“The auto industry must acknowledge that a rational transportation policy should seek a balance between individual convenience, the efficient use of limited resources, and urban-living values that protect spaciousness, natural beauty, and human-scale mobility.”

― Stewart Udall

“It’s a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was, and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws. Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior. And we couldn’t find a balance, a mutual respect for each other.”

― Stone Gossard

“In politics, you have to balance these things: what is good for the country, what is available, and what is possible.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“My dad never had a bank balance of more than three lakh and was always extremely compassionate towards his producers.”

― Suriya

“Now, Tim has been really, really busy, and it’s been my job now to kind of deal with everything. And trying to figure out how we balance that, logistically it’s a nightmare. But these little jobs make it much easier.”

― Susan Sarandon

“The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.”

― Susan Sontag

“After my kids go to bed, I check email. It’s about having that balance.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“Such is the endless dilemma of dialect. Not every reader will ever agree with the way that I handle it, no matter how hard I work to keep everything readable. But again it’s that balance I have to maintain between keeping it easy and keeping it real, and I know that I’ll never please everyone.”

― Susanna Kearsley

“When the brain perceives you are no longer reproductive because your hormones are out of balance, it tries to get rid of you, and it usually activates the cancers in perimenopause.”

― Suzanne Somers

“Those carrying a credit card balance should scale back to making the minimum payment each month so they have more money to put into savings.”

― Suze Orman

“Rather than saying, ‘My checking account is a wreck,’ change it to ‘I will learn how to track my spending and balance my checkbook.’”

― Suze Orman

“A reverse mortgage is available to anyone who is at least 62 years old and owns a home outright, or has a small mortgage balance remaining.”

― Suze Orman

“The air of the English is down-to-earth. They care about details; there’s a tradition, but there’s also a counter-culture: the younger generation versus the older generation and so on. But then that’s well blended into a happy balance and crystallised into common sense.”

― Tadashi Yanai

“If someone asked, ‘What are your films like?,’ the best I can come up with is that they’re, like, a fine balance between comedy and drama. And they deal mainly with the clumsiness of humanity.”

― Taika Waititi

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

― Talib Kweli

“The materialism, the brashness, the misogyny – everything in hip-hop is amplified. Misogyny is a good example of something that is completely amplified in hip-hop. I do think there is more than enough of a balance, though, for fans who are willing to search it out.”

― Talib Kweli

“My parents are opposites who balance each other out.”

― Tamara Ecclestone

“I think I’ve learned to balance life and career.”

― Tamera Mowry

“Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance.”

― Tara Brach

“Balance takes work. Lots of it. There is no endpoint in balance, no goal, no finalization. Balance requires practice, patience, and – most importantly – movement. We often get stuck in our ways and form habits based on our fears and driven by our insecurities.”

― Tara Stiles

“I feel like surf films are something I go back to for some balance – to reset myself as a filmmaker. They’re something I’ll always gravitate towards.”

― Taylor Steele

“What I think is at stake in 2012, is whether the five or six strong conservatives elected to the Senate in 2010 become 10 or 12. And if that happens, it will fundamentally shift the character of the Senate. It will shift the balance.”

― Ted Cruz

“It’s been 80 years since the Senate has confirmed a Supreme Court nominee who was nominated during an election. And particularly when the court hangs in the balance, it makes no sense whatsoever to give Barack Obama the power to jam through a judge in the final election year.”

― Ted Cruz

“Centuries-old habitats such as coral gardens are destroyed in an instant by bottom trawls, pulverized by weighted nets into barren plains. And global carbon dioxide emissions from human activity affect the ocean, changing the pH balance of the waters in a phenomenon known as ocean acidification.”

― Ted Danson

“It is no surprise that companies do not often respond to moral pressure alone. We need to hit them hard in their pocketbook and on their balance sheet. We need to show them that their stock prices will be affected if their actions encourage Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.”

― Ted Deutch

“I swam very competitively till I was 15, then I swam for fun until I was 18. But athletics remain a very big part of my life. I try to keep that as much in balance with work as I can.”

― Teddy Sears

“My role models are Madhuri Dixit and Kajol. Both actresses have done a wide variety of roles. That is something I wish to do. On the other hand, I also want to be like a Hugh Jackman or an Angelina Jolie because of the lives they have outside movies. Because of the kind of balance they strike between their work and life outside of it.”

― Tena Desae

“Women have to work harder to be in the same position as a fella because they often have to balance work with running a family.”

― Theo Paphitis

“The order of things established by the Romans in Libya rested in substance on a balance of power between the Nomad kingdom of Massinissa and the city of Carthage.”

― Theodor Mommsen

“It is not possible to debate the balance between privacy and security, including the rights and wrongs of intrusive powers, without also understanding the threats.”

― Theresa May

“How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves.”

― Thomas a Kempis

“Our laws governing lobbying and campaign contributions have struck the right balance between the wishes of the people and those of private industry, so why are we so quick to doubt that the same great results can be achieved by putting the government’s justice-dealing branch on the same market-based course?”

― Thomas Frank

“We need a proper balance between government spending on nursing homes and nursery schools – on the last six months of life and the first six months of life.”

― Thomas Friedman

“We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.”

― Thomas Friedman

“If the Republican Party continues to take the view that there must be no tax increases, we’re stuck. Capitalism can’t work without safety nets or fiscal prudence, and we need both in a sustainable balance.”

― Thomas Friedman

“I enjoy doing martial arts films, but I like the straight stuff, too. I’d like to go back and do some Shakespeare, and maybe knock out a play or two. It’s all about keeping balance.”

― Thomas Ian Griffith

“Balance is overrated.”

― Thomas Leonard

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”

― Thomas Merton

“I would hardly say that I have a rich knowledge of anything in particular, but I do seem to be burdened with an unseemly appetite for intellectual and artistic erudition, which, for the sake of balance, I keep well harnessed to a reliable sense of the absurd.”

― Thomas Steinbeck

“I never go back and listen to the recorded document. The thrill comes when the balance can be attained. Everyone in the room can have a shared, communal rock experience.”

― Thurston Moore

“I try to use a balance of the 80/20 percent, where 80 percent of the time I’m eating very well, and 20 percent of the time, I’m a little more adventurous.”

― Tiffani Thiessen

“In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance.”

― Tiger Woods

“I know that balance that I need to have in my life.”

― Tiger Woods

“Perhaps most important for nomads was the belief in the symbiosis that existed between wolf and humans on the steppe. Wolves were an integral part of keeping the balance of nature, ensuring that plagues of rabbits and rodents didn’t break out, which in turn protected the all-important pasture for the nomads’ herds.”

― Tim Cope

“I don’t care what party you belong to or what your background is. If you believe we are headed in the wrong direction, and believe there needs to be a check and balance on the President and Congress, then join my campaign.”

― Tim Griffin

“It’s not about what the speaker wants. It’s not about necessarily what I want. There’s two other principles involved here. It’s what the constituents in my district want, and they didn’t want to raise the debt ceiling unless there were significant structural reforms and spending cuts to help us balance our budget.”

― Tim Huelskamp

“I do find that there’s a fine balance between preparation and seeing what happens naturally.”

― Timothee Chalamet

“’Fallout 76′ is a very different ‘Fallout’ game. We’re very aware of that. We think a lot of people will like it, because we like it. But a lot of people probably won’t. We need to balance that. This is an idea we have, and there’s a lot of old ‘Fallout’ stuff in it, but it’s a very new experience.”

― Todd Howard

“I will never, ever balance a budget on the backs of our seniors.”

― Todd Young

“Trying to balance the budget through defense cuts is both counterproductive and impossible.”

― Tom Cotton

“You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget.”

― Tom DeLay

“When I got fired, I had a feeling of loss because Viacom had been a passionate long-term relationship. But I got my balance back. I guess it’s like getting jilted by a girlfriend, a serious girlfriend. You move on.”

― Tom Freston

“The phrase ‘work/life balance’ encapsulates a depressing outlook.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“I’ve had jobs that allow me the flexibility to achieve work-life balance, to be there when one of the kids sinks a jump shot or for the parent-teacher meetings. I can move tasks around. If I don’t get something done at the office at 4:30 in the afternoon, I can go back to it at 10:00 in the evening.”

― Tom Perez

“Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side of the scale from touring. They balance me out creatively.”

― Tommy Shaw

“Mothers are so awesome. They do so much. They wear so many hats and have very passionate relationships with their kids, and with life, and I think it’s a real balance having your own existence and then being this responsible, kind of loving person in someone else’s life or several other people’s lives.”

― Toni Collette

“Doing what’s best for our kids means restoring balance, commonsense and conservation to the management of our natural resources.”

― Tony Evers

“Because my lower body is quiet, I need a full shoulder turn to generate power and speed. Keep your tempo smooth, and with the quiet lower body, you don’t have to worry about losing your balance.”

― Tony Finau

“Empathy goes a long way, for sure. We cannot have healthy, loving, mutually respectful relationships without it. But we’re not psychic. At least I’m not. And intuition can only take you so far, especially when a person’s sense of safety, comfort, and self-worth hangs in the balance.”

― Tony Goldwyn

“No one wants to live in a wheelchair unable to talk, only winking once for yes and twice for no. It’s perfectly reasonable that there will come a point where the balance of judgment of life over death swings the other way.”

― Tony Judt

“And Big Night, I think by the end the brothers find that balance, when they touch each other on the shoulder over breakfast and it’s understood that what should never have driven them apart almost drove them apart. I think that’s a true moment.”

― Tony Shalhoub

“I love the Bosu ball. At least two or three times a week, I’m on the Bosu ball just doing a ton of balance work. It keeps my body in tip-top shape.”

― Tori Bowie

“With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending unprofitable businesses and leave them existing.”

― Toshihiko Fukui

“You need the right balance between data and gut feeling.”

― Toto Wolff

“In the context of our world, sizes 8 and 10 are teeny, but not for Hollywood. I had to ask myself, ‘Do I want to be somebody who worries about what I’m eating? Or do I want to find a balance where I can be healthy and not consumed by that and maybe have to buy some larger pants?’ I bought new pants.”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“I think anything we do outside of Gym Class Heroes still falls under the Gym Class Heroes umbrella. There’s really no method to the madness. With Gym Class, it’s more of a democratic process, and when I’m working on solo stuff, it’s just me, either working with producers or sitting in a room by myself. They balance and complement each other.”

― Travie McCoy

“You have to find ways to find that center, to find that balance, to find sanity, because again, we are getting bigger, and people look at us that way. We have to find that new balance.”

― Travis Kalanick

“I’ve learned to recognize, a lot of it forced through the process of recovery, that I’m wired wrong in certain ways; the chemical balance of my brain is off in terms of depression a little bit.”

― Trent Reznor

“Balance is good, because one extreme or the other leads to misery, and I’ve spent a lot of my life at one of those extremes.”

― Trent Reznor

“But I also like to be in control, like anyone else. I try to achieve a balance.”

― Trevor Dunn

“It’s always a balance, and sometimes I’m on the good side of that scale, and sometimes I’m on the bad side.”

― Trisha Yearwood

“It feels like an easy sum to gauge the balance between forests and, say, the proliferating free newspapers that litter our public transport. This noxious combination of words and paper represents a clear-cut crime against the biosphere.”

― Tristram Stuart

“’The Magician’s Apprentice’ was about someone from the low end of society manifesting magical power and how that completely messes up the balance of the whole system.”

― Trudi Canavan

“There will always be some who, for whatever reason, find themselves dependent on the charity of others. But when half the population is along for the ride, the system becomes dangerously out of balance. Things fall apart.”

― Tucker Carlson

“Contrary to what we conclude naturally, the gospel is not too good to be true. It is true! It’s the truest truth in the entire universe. No strings attached! No fine print to read. No buts. No conditions. No qualifications. No footnotes. And especially, no need for balance.”

― Tullian Tchividjian

“In short, I will never allow partisanship to undermine our national security when the lives of countless people lay in the balance. If that earns me enemies in Washington or at the State Department, then so be it.”

― Tulsi Gabbard

“The key with a full-skirt shape is to balance it out with a great figure-hugging top.”

― Twiggy

“Sometimes it is okay to have some chocolates and ice-creams. We all have those days sitting in front of the TV and have those. But you have to have the balance.”

― Twinkle Khanna

“I believe everything is about balance. I’m not 100% vegan, and obviously my fiance and my friends are not vegan, so I have to come up with a menu that will satisfy everybody.”

― Valentina Zelyaeva

“I eat tons of green veggies to keep my PH balance in check.”

― Valerie Cruz

“Trying to balance theatre and film is really important to me.”

― Vanessa Kirby

“The principle of the design – the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.”

― Venus Williams

“I do expect a lot from myself, but it’s also a balance of being… positive and also pushing yourself.”

― Venus Williams

“It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging.”

― Vera Wang

“Both music and acting are huge parts of my life – it’s all about balance.”

― Victoria Justice

“I think it’s really cool how J. Lo’s been able to balance an acting career and a music career. That’s something I strive for.”

― Victoria Justice

“Don’t fall into the trap of putting yourself last on the list or not even putting yourself on the list. That’s not balance; it’s not even healthy.”

― Victoria Osteen

“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

“I prepare my style of biriyani by sauting sliced onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger garlic and add required water and rice. If I end up adding a tad too much of salt, I used to add curd to balance it.”

― Vijay Sethupathi

“I have had my share of relationships and broken hearts, so there has been a proper balance in life.”

― Vikrant Massey

“I might have added zeros to my bank balance and followers to my Instagram account, but apart from that, I still lead a middle-class lifestyle.”

― Vikrant Massey

“Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.”

― Vince Cable

“We need a new British business bank with a clean balance sheet and an ability to expand lending rapidly to the manufacturers, exporters and high-growth companies that power our economy. Today I can announce we will have one.”

― Vince Cable

“When Gordon Brown becomes prime minister, the balance sheet that reflects his economic stewardship could look very sickly indeed. He could become Labour’s biggest liability, not its most marketable asset.”

― Vince Cable

“It doesn’t matter whether you move your feet or not; if your head is still and body is in balance, you can score lots of runs. This I learned from Tendulkar.”

― Virender Sehwag

“One: balance the budget now, not later. Two: Get Americans jobs by ending illegal immigration and making legal immigration harder. Lastly: Impose term limits.”

― Virgil Goode

“The intimate contest for self-command never ends, and lifetime happiness requires finding the right balance between present impulses and future well-being.”

― Virginia Postrel

“Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.”

― Vitruvius

“You may not believe in anything called a work-life balance, but your body certainly does. You need to monitor and nurture your body.”

― Vivek Wadhwa

“When there are multiple versions of a story, you really have three ways to go. You can pick the most sensational version. You can try to balance things in your gut to get to what you think is the honest truth. Or you can err on the side of kindness.”

― Walter Isaacson

“I think it’s very important to have a sense of balance in covering the war, but you don’t have to be morally neutral about terrorism.”

― Walter Isaacson

“Find the appropriate balance of competing claims by various groups of stakeholders. All claims deserve consideration but some claims are more important than others.”

― Warren Bennis

“I think there is something for all of us where you find a balance in your life, where you feel that everything you do isn’t about your own creature comforts or satisfying your own appetites. Some of it has to be directed outward and there is a huge satisfaction in that.”

― Wendie Malick

“The Anglo-Americans want the balance of power in Eurasia. The only balance of power they can achieve now is the whole of Europe against Russia. The only choice for us is either to join this Western European bloc or join in with Russia.”

― Werner Heisenberg

“What I wanted to do was see if we couldn’t balance the budget.”

― Wilbur Mills

“The fundamentals are the U.S. is going to end up being a net exporter of natural gas. That’s going to be wonderful to help our balance of payments, reduce our dependence on a lot of countries that aren’t so crazy about us, and change many, many parts of what goes on here.”

― Wilbur Ross

“I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.”

― William Butler Yeats

“I agree that Ruskin has done much harm to counter balance much good in giving people the trick of talking about Art instead of really doing a little of it to enable them to understand.”

― William H. Hunt

“I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision.”

― William Hurt

“Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief.”

― William Vickrey

“It’s insane to try to balance the budget.”

― William Vickrey

“You want to be a good parent and you want to be a friend, and it’s hard to be both. You have to balance it as well as you can.”

― Willie Nelson

“I learned again that the mind-body-spirit connection has to be in balance.”

― Wynonna Judd

“Swing is extreme coordination. It’s a maintaining balance, equilibrium. It’s about executing very difficult rhythms with a panache and a feeling in the context of very strict time. So, everything about the swing is about some guideline and some grid and the elegant way that you negotiate your way through that grid.”

― Wynton Marsalis

“If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony.”

― Xun Kuang

“For a gymnast to be successful, she needs to strike a balance of everything within herself. She needs to be graceful, flexible, perform all elements, turns, maintain co-ordination – she has to have all of that. If, for example, she only has co-ordination and nothing else, she will not succeed.”

― Yana Kudryavtseva

“When it comes down to music, I have no balance. I am 100 percent. It is like full throttle. Five hundred miles an hour.”

― Yanni

“The reason we have Christian president and Muslim vice president or Muslim president and Christian vice president is to have balance.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“When we have a good balance between thinking and feeling… our actions and lives are always the richer for it.”

― Yo-Yo Ma

“I just don’t do much social media. No, it is more important to strike a balance between ballet and real life.”

― Yuan Yuan Tan

“I came from a strong jazz/ singer-songwriter/folk influence, but in L.A., I learned how to have a balance between all these genres and R&B music and hip-hop, mixing them all together.”

― Yuna

“I’ve found just the right amount of balance in my life. I’m this pop artist in America, but I’m also Malaysian. And I’m also Muslim.”

― Yuna

“I use an electric wheelchair because I have no sense of balance, and muscle spasticity has arched my spine like a cat’s, while my legs are really just for show.”

― Zach Anner

“I make music that I know that people will enjoy, and balance the ideas and philosophy that we put in music with music that when we play it live, people can move to it and groove to it.”

― Ziggy Marley

“I’m digging Batman. I’m digging that balance, that duality. He’s always on the edge and trying to balance himself within the rules of what’s lawful and justice, and being Bruce Wayne and being Batman.”

― Ziggy Marley

“Our censorship has sort of gotten a little too far. Too much censorship is just as bad as having none at all. Children need to be exposed to things, because if they don’t see it, eventually, it’s not like it’s not going to happen, but it’s just that there needs to be a balance.”

― Zoe Saldana

“Especially in comedies, I think a lot of time the female characters are there to provide a balance for guys.”

― Zooey Deschanel
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