Top 883 Decisions Quotes

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“Essentially, it is the director who is the creative head of a film. The final authority on all decisions lies with the director. That is how it should be. And then other team members can give their creative inputs.”

― Aamir Khan

“Decisions are made by those who show up.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“I made bad decisions. I’m not denying that I made bad decisions.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“We think the Dred Scott decision is erroneous. We know the court that made it has often overruled its own decisions, and we shall do what we can to have it overrule this.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“He who molds the public sentiment… makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Focus on the long term, and always do what’s right to grow the company and not make short-term decisions. And outlast everyone one.”

― Adam D’Angelo

“Money coming in says I’ve made the right marketing decisions.”

― Adam Osborne

“You have to make sure that your assets and your back is protected before you make any big decisions.”

― Adam Rich

“In promotional mode, every day is a series of decisions. You can easily fill up your day with checklist stuff.”

― Adam Schlesinger

“In many countries, schools are preparing students to participate in a democratic environment; yet schools themselves tend to be extremely autocratic, with all high-level decisions being made by adults.”

― Adora Svitak

“To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late – not that it would’ve affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show.”

― Adrienne Bailon

“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.”

― Agnes de Mille

“I don’t really have control over my path – only the Lord does – but I do have control over my decisions.”

― AJ Michalka

“If God is first, and you kind of center everything else around Him being the main focal point, you really can make decisions that will not only mold you, but God will see exactly how you’re making your decisions and then will bless you for it.”

― AJ Michalka

“There are always highs and lows in life, but if you maintain an even keel, then you can take the right decisions.”

― Ajay Piramal

“The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains.”

― Al Gore

“I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts.”

― Al Gore

“My personal taste doesn’t enter into it a lot when I make my decisions as to what to parody.”

― Al Yankovic

“How do I find someone for a position I’ve never worked with – or worked under, even? I feel like I’m not qualified to make a lot of these decisions.”

― Alan Schaaf

“I have a notebook, and I know what decisions will be made in pre-production. Everything is pre-determined in the pre-production period. I visually design the whole thing, and I know when things will happen.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“There was so much fear after 9/11, and that fear caused people to make the wrong decisions.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“But I think the credit has to go to Geddy… he spent a lot of time in the studio with Paul, I think he needed that kind of focus to be in there to be a part of the whole thing, and for the most part he made all the major decisions.”

― Alex Lifeson

“Cities are responsible for the vast majority of the creation of the economy. They’re also places into which we pour the vast majority of resources, the vast majority of energy and the places where a huge percentage of the decisions about how systems are built and how products designed, etc., happen.”

― Alex Steffen

“The one thing about program television that’s absolutely incompatible with any concept of art is that all decisions have to be made by program directors, whereas art is autonomous. It may be dependent, but it knows no superiors.”

― Alexander Kluge

“I never regret my decisions.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“Major markets are a key factor in advertise and budgeting decisions.”

― Alfred Amoroso

“I love trawling through markets and vintage shops, and I make super-quick decisions about buying clothes. I also have my usual haunts I go to when in specific cities.”

― Alice Temperley

“The decisions you make are a choice of values that reflect your life in every way.”

― Alice Waters

“It’s impossible to make a record when you’re ill because it affects how you listen to things. You can’t make decisions. It all sounds terrible.”

― Alison Krauss

“When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn’t pleased with. And when they changed the whole aspect of it, I just totally lost interest.”

― Alonzo Mourning

“I’ve got to make some decisions just like any other player that has ever played this game, that eventually the clock stops, their basketball clock stops.”

― Alonzo Mourning

“I don’t really want followers, to be honest; that’s what Twitter is for. I want people who can make their own decisions and look after their own departments.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“My job as a physician is to make sure I have provided my patients with the best options to make the decisions that affect their lives.”

― Ami Bera

“Since I don’t come from a privileged background, I couldn’t afford to be irresponsible with career decisions. I wrote two books alongside my job and resigned only when I realised I can make a living.”

― Amish Tripathi

“Irrespective of economic theories, we will take decisions in the larger interest of the poor people.”

― Amit Shah

“The BJP’s decisions are never based on victory and defeat in elections.”

― Amit Shah

“I don’t regret any of my decisions. But yes, I feel that I should have planned my career well in Bollywood. But then again, I did not have any guidance. There was no one to tell me the dos and don’ts.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“As Maharashtrian actors, we are very conscious about our decisions in Bollywood. It’s not cakewalk. Bollywood is vast, and there is a lot of competition. I don’t want to be doing something small there.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“A teenager has to decide what they’re going to do with their life, and that’s one of the most important decisions that you’ll make.”

― Amy Heckerling

“Lack of sleep greatly impairs your ability to make good decisions.”

― Amy Morin

“Boredom is usually what spurs either bad decisions or any decision at all.”

― Amy Seimetz

“We should make decisions in life with our hearts, not our brains, not only in music but in daily life.”

― Andre Rieu

“No disrespect, but I don’t make decisions based on opinions.”

― Andre Ward

“Films are all about decisions, and that’s what I love.”

― Andrea Arnold

“Over the centuries, the country has looked on as Parliament has faced historic decisions. Even in the most challenging of times, we have pulled together and put our duty above all else.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“I think it is a burden… that we constantly realise that there isn’t that much rhyme or reason to why something happens. If we think about that too much, it can make all of our decisions very stressful.”

― Andrew Haigh

“You need to make certain decisions to expand your market.”

― Andrew Lau

“If you’re open with people and provide context for the decisions that your making, customers will stick with you.”

― Andrew Mason

“Human beings have survived for millennia because most of us make good decisions about our health most of the time.”

― Andrew Weil

“I have started or run several companies and spent time with dozens of entrepreneurs over the years. Virtually none of them, in my experience, made meaningful personnel or resource-allocation decisions based on incentives or policies.”

― Andrew Yang

“In the start-up setting and in most companies, the output is action-oriented. You need to be getting things done and making decisions, often with limited information.”

― Andrew Yang

“Passion provides purpose, but data drives decisions.”

― Andy Dunn

“I have come to an odd belief, which is that we don’t make decisions so much as the decisions make us. The goal of a decision isn’t just to find the path forward, but to become someone entirely different than who we might have been as a function of the path we take.”

― Andy Dunn

“What is really a stretch to me is to make quick decisions.”

― Ang Lee

“The majority of decisions in Europe are done by unanimity. That’s why it is important to be to have good relations with all parts.”

― Angela Merkel

“It’s getting harder to make decisions to just want to do something to work… I’m trying to find things that are extremely challenging or mean something to me deeply.”

― Angelina Jolie

“The idea of ‘breaking bad’ and what that means in terms of the actions and decisions people make, and why they make them – it makes people question themselves in the ‘What would I do?’ kind of way.”

― Anna Gunn

“The decisions that Ellen made on her show were between her and her producers. I supported her decisions. I was there to hug her when she got home.”

― Anne Heche

“I don’t necessarily want my physician making all my decisions.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“We don’t have enough data about how lifestyle decisions impact our health.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“In too much of the West, everyone wants the guarantee of safety, and never having to make any decisions.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I would love to just continue playing characters that break the mold. I like making interesting decisions when playing characters, so, taking something that would seem one way and then playing it a different way.”

― Anthony Carrigan

“I never make conscious decisions.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“Private is our DNA, in my DNA. It enables us to make decisions for the long term.”

― Anthony Pratt

“We absolutely take no decisions based on the share price, not for LVMH.”

― Antoine Arnault

“The court makes an amazing amount of decisions that ought to be made by the people.”

― Antonin Scalia

“I continue to be fascinated by the fact that feelings are not just the shady side of reason but that they help us to reach decisions as well.”

― Antonio Damasio

“’Referring the matter to a committee’ can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.”

― Antony Jay

“The decisions that you make in your career stem out from the experiences you have early on in your career.”

― Anushka Sharma

“I don’t make hasty, impulsive decisions.”

― Ara Parseghian

“The most important thing that we entrepreneurs have is our human capital. If we exhaust it, we make bad decisions.”

― Arianna Huffington

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

― Arianna Huffington

“Sometimes, it is important for actors to take risky decisions.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“The busier you are, the less time you have to make decisions.”

― Armando Iannucci

“A belief in God helps provide a foundation to arbitrate our decisions. Without this foundation, we are condemned to live essentially formless lives.”

― Armstrong Williams

“A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.”

― Arthur Ashe

“At State Bank, all decisions are collective decisions. I have created the comfort zone.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“If a woman is financially independent, she can definitely make a bigger contribution in making big decisions and contribute much more. If a woman is financially independent, she can pursue her interests, too.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“A New Year’s resolution that I can never keep? To be able to make decisions.”

― Ashanti

“I have been offered roles in other things, so it’s just about making sure I make my decisions wisely because I don’t really want to be typecast.”

― Ashley Thomas

“We all make decisions, and within those decisions, we have consequences.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“I just have to wake up every day and be content with the decisions I make.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“I try to make good decisions as decisions come up.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Money is not the driving force behind my decisions to accept or reject a project.”

― Asin

“Since M.O.’s trunk shows will run during a brand’s market week, designers can get immediate feedback from our high-end customers to help better shape their buying and production decisions. This keeps our members happy and can improve each brand’s bottom line.”

― Aslaug Magnusdottir

“I don’t consume alcohol or colas. But I don’t judge people who do. People make their own decisions.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“I’ve always made my own decisions and selected a script on my own conviction.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“Immigrants aren’t the reason wages haven’t gone up enough; those decisions are made in the boardrooms that too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns.”

― Barack Obama

“If the critics are right that I’ve made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them.”

― Barack Obama

“But when others suggested that the poor should not simply be the objects of these programs but also the subjects – that they should be actively involved in shaping the programs, making decisions about how to spend the money etc. – some of the previous supporters reconsidered.”

― Barney Frank

“In this view, the role of the great majority of Americans is simply to buy the products produced, work happily for their wages, and leave all of the significant economic decisions to the capitalists.”

― Barney Frank

“Investing is about making probabilistic decisions with limited information about an unknowable future. The variables are well known, as are the possible outcomes.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“Whenever you try to pick market tops and bottoms, you are making a prediction. Guessing what stock is going to outperform the market is forecasting, as is selling a stock for no apparent reason. Indeed, nearly all capital decisions made by most people are unconscious predictions.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“Doctrines don’t govern policy. They provide a conceptual framework by which policymakers approach their decisions. But there is no such thing as a doctrine that controls policy in every way.”

― Barton Gellman

“Our fate is determined by how far we are prepared to push ourselves to stay alive – the decisions we make to survive. We must do whatever it takes to endure and make it through alive.”

― Bear Grylls

“When you’re doing a film, people are always telling you exactly what to do. Literally, your own decisions are taken away from you.”

― Ben Barnes

“Every employee in a company depends on the C.E.O. to make fast, high-quality decisions.”

― Ben Horowitz

“In a company, hundreds of decisions get made, but objectives and goals are thin.”

― Ben Horowitz

“Maybe I’m naive, but I subscribe to the idea that nobody is actually making strategic decisions about their career. Trying to do that would be like playing three-card monte on Canal Street.”

― Benjamin Walker

“Decisions! And a general, a commander in chief who has not got the quality of decision, then he is no good.”

― Bernard Law Montgomery

“I’m terrible with decisions. And I can’t make myself do something I don’t like. I can’t knuckle under.”

― Bernard Sumner

“Politics has become very corporate. There’s a whole farm system for the teams. There’s decisions made at the top. There’s a lot of literal corporate involvement, PAC money involved in selecting and backing candidates.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“I actually don’t believe in governance by referendum. I believe that we have a democracy, that we elect people to make decisions.”

― Betsy Hodges

“My job as a coach is to make good decisions. It’s not to go out there and block or tackle.”

― Bill Belichick

“Game management, game decisions, adjustments, seeing things during games – it’s all important.”

― Bill Belichick

“FEMA says that it does not factor in previous losses into its decisions on applications to redraw the flood zones.”

― Bill Dedman

“Medical care is one of the only sectors in which Americans are asked to make significant, long-term decisions without knowing the exact price of those decisions up front. Americans deserve to make informed decisions about their medical options.”

― Bill Flores

“The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.”

― Bill Forsyth

“I’m a man who makes his own decisions and sticks with them; I think there’s a lot of integrity in that.”

― Bill Goldberg

“My job as governor is different from the legislators. They represent their districts. I have to represent all 6.6 million Tennesseans and come to the best decisions I can.”

― Bill Haslam

“Crime shapes how we think about the world; it shapes social decisions that we make; it shapes our base of knowledge. But we don’t talk about it intelligently.”

― Bill James

“The fans, with all due respect, they don’t affect the decisions I would make as a coach.”

― Bill Parcells

“I have done some tacky films, but then they were all my decisions, and I’m happy to have made those because they have made me who I am.”

― Bipasha Basu

“I bought a laptop in 1999, and it was quite liberating, because I could make a lot of my own decisions.”

― Bjork

“If we create a framework for decision-making that is biased toward life, supportive of families, and fair to people of all circumstances, our policies, legislation, and commercial decisions will be vastly different.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“Despite two decisions, in 2008 and 2010, by the U.S. Supreme Court unequivocally affirming that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms against infringement by the government, state legislatures continue to do just that – enact laws that significantly infringe this fundamental human right.”

― Bob Barr

“People and organizations other than doctors increasingly are assuming power to decide which medications to prescribe or procedures to undertake. More and more, decisions about personal healthcare are no longer made by the treating physicians in consultation with their patients, and based on the doctors’ expertise.”

― Bob Barr

“Under Chief Justice John Roberts, the court has decided a string of 5-4 decisions in which the Republican-appointed majority votes as a block in favor of corporations, overlooking workers and families looking for a fair shake.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“I’m not a big believer in second-guessing decisions.”

― Bob Iger

“Obviously, if the commander makes certain decisions that the reporter thinks is inhibiting his right to report a legitimate story, he has to appeal to the commander’s boss to get that changed.”

― Bob Schieffer

“When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making.”

― Bob Woodward

“Amazon is famously run by studying and responding to its own data; yet when it comes to promotions, decisions are often subjective and guided by human emotions and petty political dynamics.”

― Brad Stone

“I think that there is something beautiful about mortality. It makes our decisions mean more.”

― Brandon Boyd

“When you’re 20, we all make stupid and impulsive decisions.”

― Brian Bosworth

“The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.”

― Brian Eno

“I overthink decisions when I should really trust my heart.”

― Brian Littrell

“Good executives, like all good leaders, must expect opposition when making decisions or when making or enforcing the law. But executives must engage those that disagree with them.”

― Brian Sandoval

“Everyone has to run their own race and make their own decisions.”

― Brian Schatz

“Romania will not be able to evolve if it continues to take cruel decisions against sensitive creatures, which are under the protection of European law.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“I’ve never formally trained in acting, so I’m very instinctual and visceral with decisions.”

― Brittany Murphy

“Decisions need to be made in milliseconds out on the field, and you need to almost know what the other guy is thinking and exactly what he’s going to do.”

― Brock Osweiler

“There are lots of people shaping decisions, and so if we want to predict correctly, we have to pay attention to everybody who is trying to shape the outcome, not just the people at the pinnacle of the decision-making pyramid.”

― Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

“All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light.”

― Bruce Jackson

“The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take.”

― C. Northcote Parkinson

“Deterrence is still fundamentally about influencing an actor’s decisions. It is about a solid policy foundation. It is about credible capabilities. It is about what the U.S. and our allies as a whole can bring to bear in both a military and a nonmilitary sense.”

― C. Robert Kehler

“Whether people agree or disagree with the decisions an actor makes after their Disney tenure, every alum has a clear vision of how they want their career to pan out.”

― Cameron Boyce

“When we make decisions based on factors other than the available empirical evidence, we are less than objective, which means we are no longer acting as scientists.”

― Carl Hart

“That’s what the founding fathers intended, that most decisions be made at the state level, not at the federal level.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“I’m a big baseball fan, and I feel proprietary about the Dodgers. I’m not the owner. I’m not the manager. But I feel passionate about the decisions that they make, and I take it personally when they make decisions I don’t like.”

― Carlton Cuse

“If a decision-making process is flawed and dysfunctional, decisions will go awry.”

― Carly Fiorina

“Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes.”

― Carly Fiorina

“I felt disconnected from the decisions made in Washington and, to be honest, really didn’t think my vote mattered because I didn’t have a direct line of sight from my vote to a result.”

― Carly Fiorina

“Food decisions – do I eat this or not? – are always going to be there.”

― Carnie Wilson

“All my other relationships with men, there was so much maneuvering and strategic decisions and stuff.”

― Carol Leifer

“I’m nicknaming millennials ‘the purpose generation’ because we’re making so many decisions.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Hitler’s economic revolution in Germany had reduced financial considerations to a point where they played no role in economic or political decisions.”

― Carroll Quigley

“If you’re a director and someone shows up and asks how I do it, I’d imagine, as a director, you’re like, ‘Man, I’ve got a million decisions to make; can you show up with an idea for the scene?’”

― Casey Affleck

“I think it’s so easy to be judgmental of other people’s decisions.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Decisions made centrally, thousands of miles from the markets clients are operating in, will likely not be as attuned to local market realities.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“When you’re on the Olympic team at 15, you don’t do anything else. There’s no normal social development, and your decisions are made for you.”

― Cathy Rigby

“Once you start getting big roles as an actor, everything pays. So what are you making decisions on? It’s about the director or the script or whatever. But before you reach that point, you’re taking jobs with, say, a theater company, in spite of the fact that it’s not paying your bills.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“As soon as I came to L.A., things immediately shifted for me. I was now actually here with the people who were making the decisions; I wasn’t out in New York sending in tapes to L.A.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“Resolution can be in any form – S4A, SDR or restructuring – but we need an enabling environment where bankers feel comfortable to take decisions and where they also feel obliged to implement decisions in a timely manner.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“We need to take the country in the right direction, whether it is around administrative policy decisions or legislative changes or ensuring the macroeconomic stability.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“Our long-term prosperity depends critically on the ability of world leaders to make politically difficult decisions at a time when the global economy is still vulnerable on so many fronts.”

― Charles Dallara

“I don’t think I make decisions as an actor based on what I think the fans will or will not want at this point.”

― Charlie Cox

“There are definitely worse people to be compared with. I think Brad Pitt makes interesting decisions.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“Once you’ve achieved success, and you’re making decisions that are working, I don’t understand why anyone would be second-guessing themselves.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I find it so funny how people that don’t write the music, and have no involvement in it, can make such huge decisions on behalf of artists.”

― Cher Lloyd

“Pilots learn to use human skills to communicate information and make decisions collectively, which creates a shared sense of responsibility among the team for better outcomes.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“In our education system, we are taught to munch figures and remember them for lifetime. But does it help? We are not taught how to make decisions.”

― Chetan Bhagat

“Companies are not lead by a single person; they’re lead by a group of individuals collectively making good decisions on behalf of the company.”

― Chieh Huang

“I like to push characters to extremes so they have to make really tough decisions and there is no life more extreme than that of an athlete.”

― Chris Cleave

“I’m really interested in people’s decisions.”

― Chris Cleave

“There is clearly risk associated with empowering your team to make more and faster decisions at a lowerlevel than was previously the norm. As you take your hands off the wheel, you need to be more vigilant and aware than ever about the decisions your team is making.”

― Chris Fussell

“Ultimately, stability in Syria will come from decisions made on the ground by the Syrian people and by their immediate neighbors.”

― Chris Murphy

“Just lead your life and try to make the best decisions.”

― Chris Pine

“The point of having a director is that they make the final decision; it’s their point of view, they set the rhythm and they make the final decisions.”

― Christian Bale

“When you are alone, you need to take many decisions, and you can make mistakes.”

― Christian Cota

“Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate.”

― Christie Hefner

“We should go forward in courts and Congress with investigations into post-9/11 interrogations and the decisions leading to them.”

― Christine Pelosi

“I made more decisions in a half-day as governor than you can make in a whole week in the Senate… it’s too slow for me.”

― Chuck Robb

“I’m strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants.”

― Chuck Schumer

“Mitt Romney would move the Court even further right, putting landmark decisions like Roe v. Wade at risk. Some say Romney would repeat the past. I disagree – he’d be worse.”

― Chuck Schumer

“To be a good producer, one needs to be able to eat lunch, and make ill-informed decisions.”

― Cindy Morgan

“I don’t make decisions for money or popularity. I do things because they’re right for me, and they’re interesting and challenging.”

― Clare Balding

“The paradox explored in my book ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ is that successful companies can fail by making the ‘right’ decisions in the wrong situations.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“The fact that President-elect Kennedy would be the first Catholic president did not sit well with many Americans. There was a fear that, as president, Kennedy’s decisions would be based on his religion and dictated by the pope.”

― Clint Hill

“There’s a small amount of super-wealthy people that want to maintain their billions and billions of dollars. Those are the people who are really making the decisions.”

― Conor Oberst

“It’s funny; I actually made poorer decisions when I sobered up then when I was screwed up.”

― Corey Feldman

“We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decisions.”

― Cornel West

“As a guy that had been told to drop out many times as I was coming up, I don’t think you should tell any candidate about what they should do and what decisions they should make.”

― Cory Booker

“Show-running is a very difficult job that includes so many responsibilities; I’m working with the actors, working with directors, writing, making decisions like, ‘What fabric is that sofa gonna be?’”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“Tough decisions have to be made to close our fiscal gap, stabilise our debt, and restore our state-owned enterprises to health.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“I’m not in the business of changing policies. I hope to inform, not form, decisions.”

― Dalia Mogahed

“Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating to a few of us and really pretty boring to most.”

― Dan Abrams

“Financial pressures, the demand of ratings, the changing tastes of the American public all led to new decisions in newsrooms about what to cover and how.”

― Dan Abrams

“We should teach the students, as well as executives, how to conduct experiments, how to examine data, and how to use these tools to make better decisions.”

― Dan Ariely

“We all want more information available when making health care decisions for ourselves and our families.”

― Dan Lipinski

“The process for producing public policy in Congress is flawed. The process itself kills policy ideas through the bypassing of the rules and procedural decisions that limit discussion.”

― Dan Webster

“You can think of all the things a Congress or a legislature does, and then you kind of overshadow that with the fact that a few people are going to make those decisions.”

― Dan Webster

“Commanders-in-chief make really tough decisions.”

― Dana Perino

“I like my decisions to be taken carefully, so they don’t harm anyone close to me, so that the people close to me are happy.”

― Dani Alves

“In life, you have to weigh everything up, even when they are just decisions about your career.”

― Dani Alves

“Decisions are for the brave, and I am the bravest, deciding to leave Barcelona and Juventus.”

― Dani Alves

“I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for Americans.”

― Danica Patrick

“It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy.”

― Daniel Akaka

“As an actor, I was often shielded from the big-picture decisions. But as a producer, I experience all the conversations where there’s pushback or a difference of opinion.”

― Daniel Dae Kim

“There are always practical decisions to be made about any character you’re playing.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“When I was younger, I made some decisions that I shouldn’t have. And, in hindsight, I’ve almost always been wrong when I haven’t listened to myself.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“There’s a lot of randomness in the decisions that people make.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“All of us would be better investors if we just made fewer decisions.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“People are decisions and actions.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“Playing deep-stack, no-limit hold’em is a very complex game where the most critical and difficult decisions come after the flop.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“What drives 90 percent of stuff is not the small tactical decisions or the personal relationships but the big, macro political incentives.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“Israel must take decisions that are good to Israel. We must not try to satisfy anyone else, including our closest ally, the United States of America.”

― Danny Danon

“We have a large amount of data that shows playing fast-paced games improves hand-eye co-ordination, the ability to focus on the task at hand, and your ability to make decisions, as gaming improves your brain’s allocation of resources.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“Please, let patients help improve healthcare. Let patients help steer our decisions, strategic and practical. Let patients help define what value in medicine is.”

― Dave deBronkart

“In a lot of ways, it was a huge relief, not being a member of a troupe, being able to make your own decisions and kind of live your own life.”

― Dave Foley

“Invite characters of surprising and moral character, or at least those who grapple with what is right or those who make decisions that shock.”

― David Bergen

“Life tends to be an accumulation of a lot of mundane decisions, which often gets ignored.”

― David Byrne

“We, as individuals, are defined by the choices we make. Some of our decisions can have very significant consequences and totally change the courses of our lives.”

― David Cage

“At a time when we’re having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud.”

― David Cameron

“People are increasingly frustrated that decisions taken further and further away from them mean their living standards are slashed through enforced austerity or their taxes are used to bail out governments on the other side of the continent.”

― David Cameron

“Deciding whether or not to bring in an outside CEO is one of the most gut-wrenching decisions that a founder will ever need to make.”

― David Cohen

“At TechStars, I have the privilege of working with hundreds of the best and brightest start-up mentors on the planet. We coach our mentors to take a Socratic approach and to provide data rather than decisions.”

― David Cohen

“I don’t make decisions based on money.”

― David Duchovny

“The thriller protagonist is really just us in extremis. He or she is this individual who is placed under enormous pressure, has huge moral dilemmas and decisions to make.”

― David Farr

“Journalism can go right up to the door of the room in which the decisions are made. A novel can go inside the room – and inside the character’s heads.”

― David Frum

“We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress.”

― David Frum

“In the end, human history is made up of all our decisions.”

― David Miliband

“I think that we must find some way to get more common sense, more rationality, in our decisions and less emotion.”

― David Packard

“Obama had reached out to the business community, they just haven’t liked all of his decisions and some of his rhetoric. But generally, I think the administration is quite open and accessible.”

― David Rubenstein

“When I first got into business, I made a lot of bad decisions.”

― Daymond John

“I don’t regret the decisions that I’ve made. I really truly understand why I made them.”

― Debbie Millman

“People with the same information often make the same decisions.”

― Debra L. Reed

“One thing I think is least realistic is that there were five people that made decisions in the fictional ‘West Wing.’ In real life, there are about five million people that weigh in.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.”

― Denis Diderot

“I absolutely think women’s perspectives should be considered in making economic decisions.”

― Diana Farrell

“Instead of incentivizing quick, short-term decisions, the federal government should be asking the tough questions when governments turn over publicly funded transportation assets to for-profit operators.”

― Dick Durbin

“When we engage in the critical decisions about our nation’s future budgets, I want progressive voices at the table to argue that we must protect the most vulnerable in our society and demand fairness in budget cuts.”

― Dick Durbin

“At least I make decisions based on what I think is right, not who my friends might be.”

― Dick Murphy

“I spent a lot of my childhood in my own head, making up stories. I didn’t have a lot of outside influences, so I was able to make my own decisions about what I wanted to do.”

― Dido Armstrong

“Being a CEO requires a specific skill set, and a background in engineering equips individuals with the ability to plan logically and make decisions that fit properly within the context of the business.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“Make mistakes and make bad decisions: you learn from them.”

― Dirk Nowitzki

“We need to ask our policy makers and those we elect to office who are supposed to make decisions to give us the evidence of the facts that are behind the decisions that we make. We should be skeptical.”

― Dixie Lee Ray

“Those who play badminton well take decisions quickly.”

― Dmitry Medvedev

“When you’re 40, you can’t ride the fence anymore. You gotta make definite decisions about your life.”

― Dolly Parton

“Contrary to the myth that the U.K. respects decisions of the Strasbourg court but many other adherent states do not, the convention and Strasbourg court judgements have proved a highly effective tool in protecting and developing human rights in countries with no tradition of the rule of law.”

― Dominic Grieve

“For democracy to function properly it requires accepting the absolute right of individuals and groups to campaign against decisions previously taken by majorities and to seek to change them.”

― Dominic Grieve

“As a politician, I should expect sharp challenge from those who disagree with my decisions.”

― Dominic Grieve

“When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don’t understand animation, things can go awry.”

― Don Bluth

“With the White Sox, when we do stuff, everybody’s opinion is asked for, is given and then decisions are made on just about everything.”

― Don Cooper

“We all have the temptation to be backseat drivers when it comes to decisions that don’t work out the way we want.”

― Don Mattingly

“Unlike tennis matches, Supreme Court decisions are tiebreaker-free, meaning the lower-court ruling stands without any high-court guidance.”

― Don Willett

“Decisions are the frequent fabric of our daily design.”

― Don Yaeger

“Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the information flow, their decisions may be poor, not made, or not confidently or persuasively implemented.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“Make decisions about the President’s personal security. He can overrule you, but don’t ask him to be the one to counsel caution.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“If in doubt, move decisions up to the President.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“I don’t have a particular recommendation other than that we base decisions on as much hard data as possible. We need to carefully look at all the options and all their ramifications in making our decisions.”

― Dorothy Denning

“I knew police officers have a very difficult job. They have to make split second decisions that will impact not only the communities they serve but their families, their own personal lives.”

― Doug Baldwin

“We want to make sure Arizona residents have the opportunity to learn about the decisions we are making and have a chance to participate in the process.”

― Doug Ducey

“Only losers make decisions when things are bad. The time to rejig your life is the time when it’s seemingly smooth.”

― Douglas Coupland

“You make decisions, take actions, affect the world, receive feedback from the world, incorporate it into yourself, then the updated ‘you’ makes more decisions, and so forth, ’round and ’round.”

― Douglas Hofstadter

“Children are being adultified because our economy is depending on them to make purchasing decisions. So they’re essentially the victims of a marketing and capitalist machine gone awry.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“The cloud is still really just a bunch of servers, owned by someone or something, whose decisions and competence must be trusted. This applies to everything from Google Docs to Gmail: Putting our data out there really means putting it ‘out there.’”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“That’s the thing about Lionsgate. They are fearless. No other studio would have made ‘Hunger Games’ the way they did. They’re being fearless in the way they make decisions, and it’s paying off for them.”

― Drew Goddard

“My priority is having the ability to be creative and to come up with the right decisions and not be fettered. If there are a lot of people involved in decision making, it can become frustrating.”

― Duncan Jones

“I don’t regret any of the musical decisions I have made.”

― Dwight Yoakam

“I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.”

― Ed Harris

“While hereditary chiefs inhabit the apex of our traditional social systems, it would be a mistake to think they hold all the power. They aren’t kings. They aren’t dictators. They’re answerable to their clans and their matriarchs. All decisions that affect our communities require lengthy, deliberate discussions and careful negotiation.”

― Eden Robinson

“An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.”

― Edward de Bono

“The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“With the globalization, it’s difficult for governments to impose decisions on private companies.”

― Ehud Barak

“Politicians are strong to the extent that they are ready to take serious decisions and fight for it.”

― Ehud Olmert

“In my position as prime minister, I bear the highest responsibility for decisions.”

― Ehud Olmert

“My parents are always supportive of anything their kids do. They point out the pros and cons, but they let you make your own decisions, and when it’s bad they stick by you.”

― Eleanor Mondale

“If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and the principles articulated in it the full measure of respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court.”

― Elena Kagan

“I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions, and myself.”

― Elin Nordegren

“Almost all decisions based on cost accounting are utterly wrong.”

― Eliyahu Goldratt

“Everybody makes personal decisions that are right for them and if you’re in political life, you’re used to having those analyzed.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“Now we have to contend with overstimulation and too many opportunities all the time, and too many decisions all the time.”

― Elizabeth McGovern

“To be an effective leader and make sound decisions, you must be able to gather data by seeking out diverse perspectives and be willing to consider points of view other than your own.”

― Elizabeth Thornton

“As a former mayor, I know that local governments must have control over land use decisions.”

― Elton Gallegly

“There’s no doubt that decisions made by the leading central banks do affect the global financial markets and, consequently, our situation.”

― Elvira Nabiullina

“I strongly believe that many of the best decisions are made on gut instinct.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“Money is killing football: people are making their decisions based on money.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I now know what to do; I know how decisions can be made. I know how you can drive ministers and their departments to actually make decisions and bring results.”

― Enda Kenny

“In my career, which has been fairly two-dimensional, people make decisions based on your persona.”

― Erin O’Connor

“I make conscious decisions to stay out of the limelight. Without my make-up I’m pretty much the girl next door.”

― Eva Mendes

“Sometimes you have to make tough decisions to hold the line on spending.”

― Evan Bayh

“I think there’s a tendency, and it’s an understandable tendency, to imagine that China makes decisions out of a grand strategy. The reality is that I think China today is operating, most of all, based on its domestic needs.”

― Evan Osnos

“We binge on instant knowledge, but we are learning the hazards, and readers are warier than they used to be of nanosecond-interpretations of Supreme Court decisions.”

― Evan Osnos

“My predecessor, P. W. Botha, had an inner circle, and I did not like it. I preferred decisions to evolve out of cabinet discussions. That way, we achieved real co-ownership of our policies.”

― F. W. de Klerk

“Investing in gold is one of the wisest decisions that you can make as an investor.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“There are trends in our societies… that can lead to some political decisions in America and in Europe that can give some ground to the radicalization discourse.”

― Federica Mogherini

“You teach your kids about your beliefs and tell them what you think is right and the conclusions that you’ve come to from living in the world, and then they can make their own decisions.”

― Flea

“Girl Scouts helps girls make decisions that are right for them and offer support.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“As a scientist, you’re not supposed to make decisions without the data.”

― Francis Collins

“I must demonstrate I’m closer to people – a simpler, calmer presence, yet someone who can also make decisions and obtain promised results.”

― Francois Hollande

“Bishops are like umpires. You have to have them to call the close decisions.”

― Frank Butler

“In football, in football clubs, there are many decisions that don’t make business sense. Yes, there is always a lot of emotion involved.”

― Frank Lowy

“The Treaty of Lisbon gave the European parliament a stronger role as co-legislator and the European Council its own president. Furthermore, the treaty introduced checks on subsidiarity – the concept that decisions should be taken as close as possible to the citizens – in an effort to cut back on unnecessary rules and regulations.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Ethereum may make monetary policy decisions like, ‘Let’s do 1% inflation to support the ongoing development of the Ethereum protocol.’ A token built on Ethereum might want to do the same.”

― Fred Ehrsam

“The last eight years have created a lot of deep-seated hostility. People take political decisions very personally, and today there is a constant, ongoing attack, with one side or the other being maligned.”

― Fred F. Fielding

“But obviously, we can’t afford to make some bad long-term decisions with regard to basic commitments our country has – trade those away for some short-term assistance that may or may not be there a month from now.”

― Fred Thompson

“We just ask the agency to make reasonable and honest decisions, and the public deserves no less.”

― Fred Thompson

“I’ve stammered all my life, and it’s fair to say that my stammer has shaped my life. It’s made me make some decisions that I’m sure I wouldn’t have if I didn’t suffer with this affliction.”

― Gareth Gates

“I think I’ve made decisions for the right reasons, and I’ve always communicated them in a respectful way. As a manager, you can’t do any more than that. I sit comfortably with that. But I’ve not enjoyed it.”

― Gareth Southgate

“Sometimes you have to make decisions for the bigger picture.”

― Gareth Southgate

“The bigger a company gets, the more people are involved in decisions, the slower decisions get made. Look, the whole theory of startups is that three motivated people can go and do something that every company can’t.”

― Garrett Camp

“Medical decisions have been politicized. What doctor wants a state legislator in his consulting room?”

― Garry Trudeau

“The real damper on employee engagement is the soggy, cold blanket of centralized authority. In most companies, power cascades downwards from the CEO. Not only are employees disenfranchised from most policy decisions, they lack even the power to rebel against egocentric and tyrannical supervisors.”

― Gary Hamel

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

― Gary Johnson

“VaynerMedia filters the world how humans interact. This is how people are going to make buying decisions.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“I made bad decisions. That being said – the question is, does the public care about that?”

― Gavin Newsom

“Society is becoming less and less transparent. People no longer know where decisions that substantially affect their lives are taken, nor by whom, nor how.”

― Georg Henrik von Wright

“I don’t have any regrets. I made all my own decisions.”

― George Best

“Let’s diminish the impact and influence D.C. has on the decisions that we make here in Colorado.”

― George Brauchler

“The only realistic view is that a human life arises gradually, which is not much help in making personal decisions or devising public policy.”

― George C. Williams

“We’ve got to trust the politicians with these decisions.”

― George Carey

“It is important that the Greek people make decisions on important developments.”

― George Papandreou

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

― George Saunders

“I haven’t always made the right decisions.”

― George Steinbrenner

“We don’t believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans.”

― George W. Bush

“However, the economics of our business continued to deteriorate. We barely escaped bankruptcy a year ago, and in the aftermath of that escape we had to make some even tougher decisions.”

― Gerard Arpey

“I can’t let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.”

― Gerhard Schroder

“Making decisions quickly isn’t for everyone, and I’ve had my disasters, but overall, it works for me.”

― Gerry Harvey

“People aren’t able to make decisions anymore because there’s too many choices within that decision.”

― Giancarlo Esposito

“When you manage your company for long-term shareholders, and you manage the company for clients, two of the biggest stakeholders, you will make the right decisions.”

― Ginni Rometty

“There will be times you make decisions that actually detract from growth.”

― Ginni Rometty

“I must make decisions every five minutes and give the impression of being sure of myself! Sincerely, this is the cause of my verbal violence.”

― Giorgio Armani

“I don’t regret any decisions I’ve made in my life.”

― Gladys Knight

“I often think about what my replacement will do after I’m fired. She won’t have emotional commitments to decisions that I already regret.”

― Glenn Kelman

“There’s no difference between one’s killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It’s exactly the same thing, or even worse.”

― Golda Meir

“The ability to remain calm and focused in stressful situations is central to making positive decisions.”

― Goldie Hawn

“We’ve managed to find a way of making decisions that prevents conflict arising – there has been no war between European members at any point in the last 70 years.”

― Gordon Brown

“Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining.”

― Grace Jones

“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”

― Grantland Rice

“Many of the architects of the Vietnam War became near pariahs as they spent the remainder of their lives in the futile quest to explain away their decisions at the time.”

― Graydon Carter

“Obviously, when you’re in your early twenties, you don’t think about your decisions and their long term effects.”

― Greg Sestero

“Most decisions don’t require extensive research.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“The majority of decisions, I’ve always taken by myself.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“The sole ultimate factor in human decisions is physical force. This we must learn, however repugnant the idea may seem, if we are to protect ourselves and our institutions. Reliance on anything else is fallacious and ruinous.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“I could have made a lot of bad decisions, and some I did, but fortunately, I learned from those mistakes, and once they happened, I never really made those mistakes again.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“And a tiny number of people in a few states make these decisions, and we’re left with these options that are increasingly not attractive to the American people.”

― Hamilton Jordan

“I was for civil unions and believed strongly that the flow of benefits and protections that would be provided in a civil union for same-sex couples, the decisions that have to be made, when health hardships are faced, when economic hardships are faced, I wanted all of those protections. I never strayed from them.”

― Harold Ford, Jr.

“Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented.”

― Harold S. Geneen

“We Finns represent a very transparent and open-minded way of reaching political decisions.”

― Harri Holkeri

“Communities don’t think, don’t believe, don’t want, don’t have needs, don’t have interests and don’t make decisions. Only individuals have minds that generate desires and needs – and only individuals can make choices and decisions.”

― Harry Browne

“Ethical decisions ensure that everyone’s best interests are protected. When in doubt, don’t.”

― Harvey Mackay

“VAR can remove injustices, but decisions need to be taken faster.”

― Hector Bellerin

“Along with our many human propensities, we evolved a huge cerebral cortex with which we make decisions.”

― Helen Fisher

“Now, I – for several years while I was researching this book, I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing, punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions.”

― Helen Garner

“Spectators often express disfavor of fair decisions.”

― Helen Wills Moody

“The angle from which the line and ball are seen makes a tremendous difference in the call, and the player who is inclined to fret inwardly about decisions should realize this.”

― Helen Wills Moody

“A big part of leadership is just being comfortable with the fact that some decisions really are only yours.”

― Helene D. Gayle

“Isolated decisions, however well-founded they might seem to the individual, and national go-it-alone moves must belong to the past. They should not be the 21st-century method of choice, particularly because the consequences of the European community’s actions must often be carried collectively.”

― Helmut Kohl

“Two decisions have damaged the stability both of the euro and of Europe: the premature admission of Greece to the euro area and the breach and subsequent weakening of the stability and growth pact.”

― Helmut Kohl

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

― Helmut Kohl

“It is possible to rise to the lofty standard set by the Lord for priesthood holders in making decisions in quorums. It is possible when there is great faith and love and the absence of contention.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.”

― Henry Kissinger

“We must… guarantee women control over their own reproductive decisions.”

― Henry W. Kendall

“When better business decisions are made, economists won’t make them.”

― Herbert V. Prochnow

“Whether it’s a TV show or a music video, the seed of the idea is what’s driving my decisions, not the format or the outcome.”

― Hiro Murai

“The days, months, and years eventually reveal, like a Polaroid, a clear picture of how significant events and decisions ultimately shape our lives.”

― Hoda Kotb

“Within the last three years the amount of classified materials has doubled to 15.6 million decisions to classify documents.”

― Hodding Carter

“Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes but, more importantly, make way for us to make good decisions that have a roll-on effect for others.”

― Holly Branson

“I don’t suffer the decisions the studio world makes.”

― Holly Hunter

“We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself – of SOFA – and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make.”

― Howard Baker

“Tonight, I concurred with President Bush when he stated that the decisions on future involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq should be left to the Pentagon and not politicians in Washington.”

― Howard Coble

“Mindfulness means being aware of how you’re deploying your attention and making decisions about it, and not letting the tweet or the buzzing of your BlackBerry call your attention.”

― Howard Rheingold

“I’m really anti-option, so computers have been my nightmare with recording. I don’t want endless tracks; I want less tracks. I want decisions to be made.”

― Ian MacKaye

“We must ensure that decisions we make today do not come back to haunt us tomorrow.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“I do not like to be told what to do, but in the end, I take my own decisions.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“My job is to tell a story, and the decisions about the casting have to be honest.”

― Imtiaz Ali

“I make all my decisions on intuition.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“Being chief selector has been the most challenging role of my cricket career, as I was heavily criticised for my decisions, and I couldn’t respond much.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“The judge is forced for the most part to reach his audience through the medium of the press whose reporting of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.”

― Irving R. Kaufman

“Something like 80 per cent of business decisions have a location element. In fact, it’s probably higher than that.”

― Jack Dangermond

“The military executes policy decisions.”

― Jack Keane

“Businesses make decisions based on what they are seeing in their order books.”

― Jack Lew

“Every year, at every level of government and in every corner of our nation, elected officials are confronted with difficult decisions. The right answers aren’t always obvious, and the effects aren’t always clear.”

― Jack Schlossberg

“It’s definitely a necessity to make split-second decisions when you’re doing gymnastics because things don’t always go perfect.”

― Jacob Dalton

“Sproxil will help combat the multi-billion dollar counterfeit drug market, empower customers, and give them the resources to make informed pharmaceutical purchasing decisions.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“My goal in life is to make decisions that minimize regrets. I don’t regret anything I’ve done.”

― Jake Pavelka

“Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions and how similar situations have been handled in the past.”

― James Comey

“I don’t make my decisions by P.R. I make my decisions based on what I think is right or wrong.”

― James L. Dolan

“All decisions at the Garden I make on my own.”

― James L. Dolan

“Broken families not only affect the people involved, but they have an impact on public policy decisions in Washington, D.C., and state capitols around the nation.”

― James Lankford

“Give your decisions, never your reasons; your decisions may be right, your reasons are sure to be wrong.”

― James Mansfield

“To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it.”

― James McGreevey

“The problem with experiments has always been that human beings make the decisions on whether or not the animals have benefitted from the treatment.”

― James Randi

“The trouble of the king becomes the trouble of the subject, for how shall we live if judgement is withheld, or if faulty decisions are promulgated?”

― James Stephens

“All things being equal, letting people make decisions for themselves will produce smarter outcomes, collectively, than relying on government planners.”

― James Surowiecki

“As a screenwriter, you are so used to things going in directions that you wouldn’t have taken, so to be able to say, ‘This is how I intended it, this is how I want to shoot it, and these are the decisions that I’ll live by,’ I think directing is a logical conclusion of mine.”

― James Watkins

“I’m the worst at making decisions!”

― Jamie Chung

“It is vital for officials and regulators to have input from people within our businesses who understand the intricacies of how financial markets operate and the consequences of certain policy decisions.”

― Jamie Dimon

“I don’t make decisions with my head anymore. If I don’t get the go ahead with my gut, I usually back out.”

― Jane Siberry

“There are those who profess to support law enforcement but who have attempted to undermine the efforts of hard-working officers who make difficult decisions.”

― Janet Reno

“I think I throw the ball down the field pretty well, but I think I’m really accurate and make good decisions.”

― Jared Goff

“I know I’m not gonna please everybody when I make a record. I don’t let that affect any of my decisions.”

― Jason Aldean

“I like to give my daughter some rope and let her make her own decisions.”

― Jason Bateman

“When it comes to making decisions, I’m not what you’d call a numbers guy.”

― Jason Fried

“A film is a chain of very difficult decisions, and I think one of them is to choose an accurate cast.”

― Javier Camara

“And it’s important to remember we are all responsible – or certainly the elected members in Washington of both parties are responsible for making decisions and choices to ensure that the economy grows and jobs are created.”

― Jay Carney

“On the other track I got to talk with Jon Poll, my editor, and we go into more detail about the decisions we made in both the production and the post-production. So I hope the combination becomes something worth collecting.”

― Jay Roach

“Everybody has to make their own decisions about how they choose to behave.”

― Jay Weatherill

“Increasingly, the central question is becoming who will have access to the information these machines must have in storage to guarantee that the right decisions are made.”

― Jean-Francois Lyotard

“Pacing is not the sort of thing you can plan out beforehand, but you’re always aware of it as you write, because you need to make constant decisions.”

― Jean Hanff Korelitz

“It is only in our decisions that we are important.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“If crimes are committed, they are committed by people; they are not committed by some free-floating entity. These companies and other entities don’t operate on automatic pilot. There are individuals that make decisions – and some make the right decisions, and some make the wrong decisions.”

― Jed S. Rakoff

“Some of the decisions that you make are not permanent.”

― Jeff Fisher

“Simply looking at the status quo and suggesting that the tax code is sacrosanct and can never change, and that decisions made in the ’80s and ’90s can never change, is absurd.”

― Jeff Fortenberry

“One of the litmus tests for judicial conservatism is the idea of judicial restraint – that courts should give substantial deference to the decisions of the political process. When Congress and the president enact a law, conservatives generally say, judges should avoid ‘legislating from the bench.’”

― Jeff Greenfield

“Vince McMahon – he’s third generation, and his enormous empire, he ran it much like the territories. The buck stopped with him; he made the decisions. That’s how a company should be run. Feast or famine, right or wrong, the WWE is driven off his decision making and always has been.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“An entertainment property – specifically, a wrestling property – you have to have a decision maker. You have to have somebody who sits on top, that is guiding the ship, that makes the decisions.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“Getting a tattoo is arguably one of the most insane decisions a sensible human can make.”

― Jenna Wortham

“New Zealand’s taken some very significant decisions in relation to defence in the last two years.”

― Jenny Shipley

“The government’s position was that we have frigates that have got a useful life until 2006. There is no necessity for us to make final decisions until 2002.”

― Jenny Shipley

“Being on a Dick Wolf show is different than other shows. It’s one of the most stable ships you can be on. You can count on the difficult decisions being made, which makes you, as an actor, feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“Starting a company, your success is going to be very dependent on how you adapt. You’re going to make decisions, you’re going to make bets; most of them are going to turn out to be wrong.”

― Jeremy Stoppelman

“Long experience, in the United States and in other advanced economies, has demonstrated that monetary policy is most successful when decisions are rendered independent of influence by elected officials.”

― Jerome Powell

“My own experience is that the best outcomes are reached when opposing viewpoints are clearly and strongly presented before decisions are made.”

― Jerome Powell

“The thing is, and Americans are starting to realize this now, that while street gangs are violent, the Democrats and Republicans are worse. They are worse because their decisions affect your life.”

― Jesse Ventura

“I have made decisions based from purely an actor’s point of view.”

― Jessica Lange

“I feel like humans, when you’re faced with decisions, you can go up and down: duality.”

― Jessie Reyez

“Difficult times require difficult decisions. But supporting this bill shouldn’t be a difficult decision.”

― Jim Bunning

“Storytelling enables us to play out decisions before we make them, to plan routes before we take them, to work out the campaign before we start the war, to rehearse the phrases we’re going to use to please or placate our wives and husbands.”

― Jim Crace

“Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them make prudent career decisions.”

― Jim Evans

“Ultimately, one of the best decisions I ever made was when I became a Buffalo Bill.”

― Jim Kelly

“Most of the time, I don’t like planning out too far ahead. I like to be spontaneous, make decisions, and go, ‘Hey! That inspired me! I want to do more with that!’”

― Jim Starlin

“General McChrystal had to go. Whatever his virtues as a strategist and commander, the ‘Rolling Stone’ interview fatally compromised his ability to represent the United States in dealing with allies and to act within the circle of people who must make decisions in Afghanistan.”

― Jim Talent

“General Petraeus is not a miracle worker. He can not be successful unless the president creates greater confidence within his own team about the decisions which the president has himself made.”

― Jim Talent

“I believe our editorial decisions reflected our constant desire to make sure that we fully cover and analyze any issue and give our viewers all the information they need.”

― Jim Walton

“I know how to make decisions, and I know how to lead.”

― Jim Webb

“First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn’t question any of his motives or decisions at the time.”

― Jimmy Carl Black

“By giving students the proper tools to analyze the media they consume, we can empower them to make informed decisions.”

― Jimmy Gomez

“We cannot put off the difficult decisions for another day, another generation.”

― Jodi Rell

“As an actor, you have to find reasons why your character made her decisions, and you have to empathise with her.”

― Jodie Comer

“As a catcher, you can’t be afraid. You gotta make fast decisions.”

― Joe Garagiola

“With ‘Toy Story,’ which is a fantastic film but is essentially animation, you get to make all your decisions beforehand. ‘Jumanji’ is shot much like any other action film.”

― Joe Johnston

“I never concerned myself with other people’s decisions.”

― Joe Torre

“I would have happily done ‘Bourne Legacy,’ but a lot of decisions are made for you.”

― Joel Edgerton

“I have always worked hard, and seeing so many Icelanders make tremendous efforts to cope with difficult tasks and decisions inspires me.”

― Johanna Siguroardottir

“The states ought to be the ones making the decisions about the individual mandate, the employer mandate, all of the different requirements of what kind of insurance people have to have.”

― John Barrasso

“As our society tips toward one based on data, our collective decisions around how that data can be used will determine what kind of a culture we live in.”

― John Battelle

“I’m not a fan of the NCAA. I don’t think they make decisions for the kids. They make decisions for bureaucracy and for their structure.”

― John Calipari

“If the NBA is worried about the NBA, if the NCAA is worried about the NCAA, if each individual institution is just worried about themselves, and the last thing we think about is these kids, then we’re going to make wrong decisions. There are a lot of players of different levels, of different abilities. Let’s be fair with them.”

― John Calipari

“Blair overestimated his ability to influence U.S. decisions on Iraq.”

― John Chilcot

“The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital… the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.”

― John F. Kennedy

“The Freedom Caucus, like many of the members, feel like that we have too much of a top-heavy, power-based type of leadership program where the decisions are made exclusively at the top and that members voices are not heard, which means that our constituents’ voices are not heard: those that we represent.”

― John Fleming

“If the courts are making the decisions, it matters who the judge is and, of course, people are concerned with what is the bottom line.”

― John Harrison

“I used to make snap judgments, moved quickly. It’s more important to be thoughtful, think of the consequences of your decisions.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Democracy is based upon empathy and the recognition that some decisions are solely for the community’s benefit without regard to one’s own narrow self-interest.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Having decisions made not in midnight deals but in the light of objective evidence and after consulting those who will be affected should itself provide some reassurance that the EU is trying to reform itself.”

― John Hutton

“The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 would consolidate and eliminate dozens of ineffective or duplicative programs, enhance the role of job creators in workforce development decisions, and improve accountability over the use of taxpayer dollars.”

― John Kline

“In animation, you can often defer decisions or make changes later.”

― John Knoll

“Two things happen when you’re fearful. First, you make seemingly rational decisions that are actually hedges. Or second, you fail to do something because you worry about the consequences.”

― John Landgraf

“Perhaps storytellers don’t need to care as much about the future as executives and investors do. After all, isn’t it possible that technology will enable storytellers to connect directly to their audience without the need for anyone to share the programming decisions or the profit in between? Don’t bet on it.”

― John Landgraf

“I made a series of wrong decisions about moderately recent books, and I’ve sold the rights to studios for ridiculous amounts of money and the films have never been made. That’s the saddest thing of all, because they’re locked up and no one else can make them.”

― John le Carre

“Most great leaders in history that I’ve studied always need to get as wide a range of opinions as possible so that they can have sufficient information to make the right decisions.”

― John McCain

“I think it’s important that the President of the United States consult as widely as possible with those who have different views so that he can – he or she – can make the most informed decisions.”

― John McCain

“Positioning the brand and regaining trust are all smart things for us to do and those are the litmus tests for any decisions we make.”

― John McKinley

“When people are afraid, they make emotional decisions.”

― John Mellencamp

“The decline of the major labels has changed the audience. They aren’t force-fed by a system any more. They can make their own decisions.”

― John Oates

“Prudence is foresight and far-sightedness. It’s the ability to make immediate decisions on the basis of their longer-range effects.”

― John Ortberg

“You have to make the most responsible decisions you can with the resources you have.”

― John Perez

“I’m a big, big reader of pretty much everything that Chuck Colson has written. And I consulted with him when I was making some decisions about running for the Senate in the first place.”

― John Thune

“It’s easier to be responsible for the decisions that you’ve made yourself than for the ones that other people have made for you.”

― John Travolta

“You can demonize Goldman Sachs all you want, and I’m sure there are reasons to do it. But the real pressure is all of us pressuring the companies for stock returns, and that leads to all kinds of decisions.”

― John Wells

“Bob Dylan has always sealed his decisions with the unexplainable. His motives for withholding the release of the magnificent ‘Basement Tapes’ will be as forever obscure as Brian Wilson’s reasons for the destruction of the tapes for ‘Smile.’”

― Jon Landau

“And as a Member of this body, I believe firmly that States do have rights, and I believe that local communities have rights, and they have made decisions to allow these businesses to prosper as they are a big part of their economy.”

― Jon Porter

“I’ve made stupid investments. I’ve made stupid decisions as an employee. I’ve made foolish decisions as a manager. I’ve gotten fired. I’ve lost businesses. I went through all of those things.”

― Jon Taffer

“If I made decisions around here based on the election, I wouldn’t be a very good senator.”

― Jon Tester

“I served on a lot of the local boards in my local community, and then I ran for the state legislature in ’98 and ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006. I mean, it was just kind of one thing after another. A series of really bad decisions.”

― Jon Tester

“Nobody sets out to be evil. They’re insecure, and they make bad decisions.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“When people feel vulnerable, they make slapstick decisions.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“The Eurogroup decisions are always taken unanimously.”

― Jose Manuel Barroso

“Decisions taken by the most democratic institutions in the world are very often wrong.”

― Jose Manuel Barroso

“There are the countries of the north of Europe taking decisions and the countries of the south of Europe that are living under intervention. This division exists.”

― Jose Maria Aznar

“Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political – legislative and administrative – decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.”

― Joseph A. Schumpeter

“Sometimes hard decisions have to be made, and sometimes wonderful decisions have to be made. You’ve got to be willing to make them all.”

― Josh Homme

“I was making a lot of momentous personal decisions. I was still very very young: when the prize was awarded, I was 33; the work I had done when I was 21.”

― Joshua Lederberg

“That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can’t go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That’s when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards.”

― Joshua Micah Marshall

“You can’t make good decisions without knowing the business.”

― Judith McKenna

“For me, the poetic decisions tend to be calculated, and the musical decisions inspired by the poetic decisions are free.”

― Julia Holter

“When Enron collapsed, through court processes, thousands and thousands of emails came out that were internal, and it provided a window into how the whole company was managed. It was all the little decisions that supported the flagrant violations.”

― Julian Assange

“A manager can never accept somebody at the top influencing his decisions about the team.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“If the national coach lets decisions be made from outside, he’s lost the team.”

― Jurgen Klinsmann

“My career decisions have nothing to do with my personal life.”

― Justin Timberlake

“Most of us tend to be swayed by what we read. Judges are not superhuman. They, too, are mortals. This is why they have to be exceptionally careful in rendering decisions, which cause unintended consequences.”

― Kapil Sibal

“I have faith in the players, who have paid me back on the pitch. I have brought in young players because they have a lot of potential. I’m the only one who decides, and I take decisions based on sporting reasons.”

― Karim Benzema

“Especially when you’re a leader, you have to do the things that aren’t the popular choice. But that’s fine, you have to be able to make those decisions, without a doubt.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public sees where his decisions lead – higher inflation, higher interest rates, higher taxes, sluggish growth, and a jobless recovery.”

― Karl Rove

“I work strategically with my management team to make all decisions.”

― Karlie Kloss

“It is up to us to make the right choice and the right decisions.”

― Karolina Kurkova

“I’m not sure there are a lot of things I’d want a manager for. I suppose I feel that at least the decisions I make are coming from me, and I’m not put into a situation that I wouldn’t want to be in.”

― Kate Bush

“We should have equivalent due-process protections for algorithmic decisions as for human decisions.”

― Kate Crawford

“I’m not good with decisions.”

― Kathryn Hahn

“Congress has an obligation to make controversial decisions on how to handle undocumented immigration. Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have refused to take the tough votes on the issue for decades. Whether it’s been to take advantage of cheap labor or for political purposes, both sides are guilty.”

― Katie Pavlich

“One of the best decisions I ever made was getting a dog.”

― Katie Stevens

“They are amazing kids so we let them make decisions but also have discipline.”

― Kelly Preston

“There are incredible decisions made in a 48-minute game with a 24-second shot clock and the last two minutes of a game.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“That economic decisions are made without certain knowledge of the consequences is pretty self-evident. But, although many economists were aware of this elementary fact, there was no systematic analysis of economic uncertainty until about 1950.”

― Kenneth Arrow

“Almost all politicians are able to have a great one-on-one meeting. But I’m not interested in the candidate who can have a great meeting. I’m interested in the person who can make the right decisions.”

― Kenneth C. Griffin

“You make decisions just crossing the street.”

― Kenny Smith

“The problem is, in software design, often the consequences of your decisions don’t become apparent for years.”

― Kent Beck

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”

― Keri Russell

“In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected.”

― Kevin Costner

“Experience will always win in this sport. That experience helps with a lot of things, even in the race shop. You are going to have experience in certain scenarios where you can make those right decisions.”

― Kevin Harvick

“My game really complements what the NBA wants – a long guy who can really handle the ball and shoot the ball and make multiple decisions.”

― Kevin Knox

“I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I’m trying to be now, I’m trying to take this lemon and make lemonade.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“One of my mottos for ‘Currents’ was ‘Give the song what it deserves.’ How would this song flourish? If the song could tell me what it wants, what can I give it? I tried not to dictate it with any sensible or logical decisions.”

― Kevin Parker

“I pulled back on the divorce because there is no rush for it. For medical decisions and a ton of other things, it’s just smarter that it’s put on hold.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“Business wise, I have always learned valuable lessons so I don’t regret any decisions I have made.”

― Kiana Tom

“’Machine’ was one of the biggest decisions I have taken in my life – it was the best narration till date. It is a typical Abbas-Mustan thriller.”

― Kiara Advani

“Making smart decisions on who to vote for is difficult.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“The amount of pressure that I’ve put on myself as a defensive coordinator for the last 10, 11 years, I really believe there’s a lot more decisions that go into that position than the head coach.”

― Kirby Smart

“Europe has never had a single or unified voice in world affairs: a common foreign policy. It has often appeared to be rudderless and unable to make quick decisions when faced with economic crises, presenting instead an image of division and hopelessness.”

― Klaus Schwab

“I don’t trust a system where Putin makes all decisions.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“I think I make most of my decisions pretty organically.”

― Kurt Elling

“I don’t really have a more intellectualized approach. After the fact, I can sure talk about stuff a lot – but when I make decisions, I really just follow what sounds good to me.”

― Kurt Elling

“Whether we know it or not, each of our decisions is influenced by what we want to see or think.”

― Kyle Hill

“You’ve got to live and die by your decisions.”

― Labrinth

“Another thing: despite my youthful appearance, I am quite capable of making decisions.”

― Lara St. John

“Women are the heads of most households in our state and make the most financial decisions for their families.”

― Larry Hogan

“Our political system seems to be proving itself almost incapable of dealing with what’s been put before it. The decisions it is making, or fluffing, are so vital and yet are inevitably so compromised by the endless political calculations of all involved.”

― Laura Kuenssberg

“I made the right decisions, I set everything on the right course, the reforms are going in the right direction.”

― Lech Walesa

“I’ve just grown up a lot and started to encounter some of the big decisions of life in terms of what career I wanted to do and figuring out personal relationships and things.”

― Lee Norris

“I can make dopey decisions for which I have to pay. If I take some little old lady’s superannuation money, I would be mortified if things didn’t go to plan.”

― Len Buckeridge

“I won’t be allowing my own background or my own sexual orientation to dictate the decisions that I make.”

― Leo Varadkar

“I suddenly realized at the CIA that I had to make life-and-death decisions about people.”

― Leon Panetta

“The 9/11 Commission strongly recommends that the National Intelligence Director be fully in control of the budget, from developing it to implementing it, to ensuring that the National Intelligence Director has the clout to make decisions.”

― Leonard Boswell

“Of what does politics consist except the making of imperfect decisions, many of them unjust and quite a few of them deadly?”

― Lewis H. Lapham

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

― Lewis Howes

“My parents weren’t very strict. They’ve always trusted me to be independent and make my own decisions. There wasn’t really anything to rebel against.”

― Lily-Rose Depp

“By staying neutral, I end up being somebody that everybody can trust. Even if they don’t always agree with my decisions, they know I’m not working against them.”

― Linus Torvalds

“In terms of broadcasting, you have to make decisions about where you want to spend your time.”

― Lisa Guerrero

“And we made decisions on each of those matters which were ultimately upheld by the courts.”

― Lloyd Cutler

“The team should have implicit confidence in the captain’s decisions.”

― Lord Mountbatten

“Mine is, after all, the generation that had come to maturity drinking in the forebodings of the Silones, Koestlers, and Richard Wrights. It had left us ill-prepared for decisions that had to be made in our own time about Algeria, Birmingham, or the Bay of Pigs.”

― Lorraine Hansberry

“When I write a novel, every word is mine. I welcome suggestions from my editor, but in the end, I make all the final decisions.”

― Louis Sachar

“We need to make people understand that there is a definite connection between what happens in their everyday lives and the decisions we make in Washington, D.C.”

― Lucille Roybal-Allard

“My fears about where theater is going – it’s the Hollywood model, where people are chasing the almighty dollar and making commercial decisions based on nothing more than generating income for themselves and their theaters.”

― Lynn Nottage

“We have to make our own happiness, and we have to make our own decisions and play the hand that is dealt to us.”

― Maeve Binchy

“I strongly believe that the Legislature should not be interfering in private medical decisions.”

― Maggie Hassan

“People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head.”

― Maisie Williams

“My family are the epicenter of all my decisions.”

― Maisie Williams

“The game is about making the right decisions.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think teams make the same decisions every year based on the same information and based on the same decision-making. I think a lot of it is flawed, but it’s the way they draft.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.”

― Marcel Proust

“Whether or not you like an object, it’s the product of an individual person making decisions about things. That’s what makes it interesting.”

― Marcel Wanders

“I tend to make my most important decisions by following my instincts rather than any straightforward logic.”

― Marco Bizzarri

“Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“Some might argue humans are hard-wired to fight. I don’t agree: we are conscious beings who have the capacity to make decisions.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“As a Canadian, I’ve always approached international history as an outsider, neither attacking nor defending key decisions – those were made by actors who are also major figures within national historical traditions for American and British scholars.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“Part of being not only a liberal but also a human is to make your own decisions.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“A lot of people don’t want to make their own decisions. They’re too scared. It’s much easier to be told what to do.”

― Marilyn Manson

“If governments let themselves be fully bound by the decisions of their parliaments without protecting their own freedom to act, a breakup of Europe would be a more probable outcome than deeper integration.”

― Mario Monti

“I look at decisions like – it’s like an Indiana Jones movie. The guy comes to a rope ladder, and he’s being chased. There’s uncertainty on the other side, but he knows when he gets to the other side, he’s going to take his machete and cut the rope ladder behind him. He has no retreat.”

― Mark Burnett

“Salespeople are in the decision business. Their livelihood depends on the decisions of others.”

― Mark Goulston

“Our moral philosophy determines our values – what we care about and what we don’t care about – and our values determine our decisions, actions, and beliefs. Therefore, moral philosophy applies to everything in our lives.”

― Mark Manson

“The press doesn’t just cover presidential campaigns, they influence them by making arbitrary decisions about who is ‘top tier’ and merits coverage.”

― Mark McKinnon

“CEOs make hard decisions; sometimes, the least worst is the right one.”

― Mark McKinnon

“In times of crisis, you just have to bear down and lean on your own instincts and your own beliefs and make decisions.”

― Mark V. Hurd

“I’m a baseball fan, but I’m not qualified to make baseball decisions, and I don’t want to pretend to be.”

― Mark Walter

“Listen to your gut. Are decisions more expansive or narrowing?”

― Marne Levine

“Women are the primary healthcare consumers in the country. 80 percent of all healthcare decisions are made by women.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“Any set of decisions about design is inevitably influenced by cultural prejudice, no matter how intent an architect might be to avoid it.”

― Martin Filler

“Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered.”

― Marvin Bower

“There’s no strategy involved in my career decisions. I do whatever roles make my heart beat faster.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“It was Grant’s company and he made all the decisions. And that was just fine.”

― Mary Tyler Moore

“I always said that VAR is a very important tool on objective and important decisions.”

― Massimiliano Allegri

“I have voted to make tough decisions in budgetary times, I’ve served on two recessionary budgets, my opponent has never served on any a budget committee where there was less money to spend than the year before.”

― Matt Gonzalez

“I didn’t vote for President Obama, but I think he is our president, and I like and dislike decisions of any president in office.”

― Matt Mead

“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

“The chairman is the man who manages everything and, in the end, takes all the decisions. Always, for the fans, it’s important to hear him.”

― Mauricio Pochettino

“The Founding Fathers provided a way to reverse unpopular Supreme Court decisions: a constitutional amendment.”

― Max Baucus

“No one has it easy, and to some degree, everyone feels lonely and powerless, which may cause them to make hurtful decisions.”

― Max Joseph

“I think Hillary and Bill are really liberals at heart. I think that, in addition to being liberals, they are very practical. They have made some decisions about what it takes to win.”

― Maxine Waters

“Strong female characters – even if they don’t necessarily make the same decisions that we might – make such great narrative material, especially when there’s an equally strong male character in the mix.”

― Meg Cabot

“I’ve been on one TV series after another. None of the network decisions have ever made sense to me.”

― Megyn Price

“We make decisions based on what we feel in the moment.”

― Mel Robbins

“I try to make the right decisions.”

― Memphis Depay

“The obligation of the judge in the circuit is to follow the previous decisions in the circuit unless those decisions are overruled by an en bloc panel of the court.”

― Merrick Garland

“As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers about portfolio decisions, writing reports.”

― Merton Miller

“Historians often find important decisions few knew were important at the time.”

― Michael Beschloss

“You don’t make spending decisions, investment decisions, hiring decisions, or whether-you’re-going-to-look-for-a-job decisions when you don’t know what’s going to happen.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“There is no business in America that would be prevented from taking results into account when making personnel decisions.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“A lot changed the moment I had kids; I had no idea of the perspective it would give me. It made making the right decisions a lot easier.”

― Michael Buble

“Throughout the universe of public and private funds, managers are measured quarterly against one index or another, defined by statistics, and corralled into this category or that category so that fund of funds, pensions, and other institutions can make comforting – if not necessarily prudent – asset allocation decisions.”

― Michael Burry

“I think overall our national security is strengthened if we are able to make the decisions that we need and the alliances that we believe in outside the current structures of the European Union.”

― Michael Gove

“People want to make sure there is flexibility to reallocate assets. They are trusting us to make the asset allocation decisions.”

― Michael Hintze

“The legitimacy of coercive acts in a democracy arises from the process by which they are justified and by the degree to which we regard decisions as rational. If the justifications proceed properly, through recognized public institutions, and if they make sense to us, they are legitimate.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“No decisions should ever be made without asking the question, is this for the common good?”

― Michael Moore

“Paying more heed to the lessons of the past might teach us to be a little more cautious about some of the political decisions taken today.”

― Michael Morpurgo

“I’m not a policy and a strategy guy. I’m – you know, the military basically supports what the president wants, the decisions that he makes.”

― Michael Mullen

“One has to live with the fact that some corporate decisions are going to be wrong. As long as most of the decisions are right.”

― Michael Otto

“I’ve always made my decisions based on two factors: intellectual analysis and my gut. And when they meet, that’s a go from me. That’s when I see the goal.”

― Michael Ovitz

“What they’re doing is, they’re making the decisions for us. That’s what this country is coming down to. They’re going to make the decisions for us.”

― Michael Schiavo

“Obama has made incredibly poor decisions that have made us less safe.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“I make almost all the decisions on set and have to deal with all the financial aspects.”

― Michel Hazanavicius

“I don’t want the United States to be in a global economy where our economic future is bound to that of Zimbabwe. We can’t necessarily trust the decisions that are being made financially in other countries.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Ultimately this issue is on us. We’re the ones who make the decisions about what our kids eat.”

― Michelle Obama

“We need an adult in the White House. When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a president can’t just pop off or lash out irrationally.”

― Michelle Obama

“Even the simplest things, I’m guilty of making really bad decisions a lot of the time.”

― Michelle Williams

“Service drives a lot of my decisions.”

― Mickey Drexler

“National identity is something that’s directly connected to our personal experiences and the decisions we make, the roads we decide to take at certain points in our life.”

― Miguel Zenon

“We make all the decisions on our records… We have complete veto power.”

― Mike D

“Governing is about making tough decisions, but it’s also about figuring out a better way to do things.”

― Mike DeWine

“In beef trade issues, we base our decisions upon science.”

― Mike Johanns

“There is a tremendous amount of support for the approach we have taken, which again is to base our decisions on risk analysis and thoughtful scientific process.”

― Mike Johanns

“While Safeco’s turnaround is one of the greatest things I have ever participated in, the heart-wrenching decisions to let people go will stay with me forever.”

― Mike McGavick

“To reap the benefits of GMO technology, the U.S. must ensure that decisions about our food system are made based on science, not innuendo.”

― Mike Pompeo

“You make decisions and you’re not going to please everybody all the time.”

― Mike Quade

“Our fish, our recreation, our irrigation and all our uses of the Missouri River are threatened if the drought continues and the Corps of Engineers decisions aren’t changed.”

― Mike Rounds

“The reason to split a court is for administrative purposes, and in the past there has been much debate about the liberal decisions of the Ninth Circuit and so forth; and people have wanted to get out of the Ninth Circuit for that reason.”

― Mike Simpson

“Every career thing I do can’t be perfect and sometimes my decisions are wrong.”

― Miley Cyrus

“I always accept the decisions of the coach.”

― Miroslav Klose

“A one-time tax does not get figured into people’s investment decisions.”

― Mitch Daniels

“I think we need to respect the wishes of voters. They have been busily at work making these decisions in primary after primary after primary.”

― Mitch McConnell

“Oftentimes, the most important decisions I make are the ones I don’t put much thought into.”

― Mitski

“Law is a formless mass of isolated decisions.”

― Morris Raphael Cohen

“It’s a democracy and if I am outvoted, I have to accept the majority decisions.”

― Moshe Dayan

“The era of roadside decisions, declarations have gone. My government’s decisions will be guided by teamwork and consultations.”

― Mwai Kibaki

“All models have faults – that doesn’t mean you can’t use them as tools for making decisions.”

― Myron Scholes

“Deciding to be honest was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made, and also the most important.”

― Nadia Murad

“The government would be making decisions about what type of care is given, what procedures can be performed, and the kind of medications prescribed. It would be a very profound change from the ideal to which we aspire.”

― Nan Hayworth

“Presidents make their hard decisions and then abide forever with their mistakes and regrets.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“I’m aware of the decisions I make and the responsibility I have as a role model. I wouldn’t disregard that.”

― Naomi Scott

“I’m aware of the decisions I make and the responsibility I have as a role model. I wouldn’t disregard that. It’s a privilege.”

― Naomi Scott

“International summits and organisations like WTO take decisions, which will bind us, and if we are not present in such summits, we may be hurt by the decisions taken.”

― Narendra Modi

“I’m not a momentary decision maker. I like well-informed decisions.”

― Natalia Dyer

“I just feel like the days of a handful of executives making the decisions for the entirety of the human public have gone on long enough.”

― Natalie Zea

“It makes it a lot easier when you can make your own decisions.”

― Nate Dogg

“I go to all of the trade shows, know a lot of the people making marketing decisions, and I want to keep my finger on the pulse of snowboarding.”

― Nate Holland

“I don’t consider my competition to be companies but entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is the freedom to take your own decisions, and that’s what we offer.”

― Naveen Tewari

“Far from definitively resolving the assisted suicide issue, the court’s decisions seem to assure that the debate over assisted suicide and euthanasia is not yet over – and may have only begun.”

― Neil Gorsuch

“I like to make decisions based on things I’m interested in doing, not what seems like the next move in my quote-unquote career.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.”

― Nelson Mandela

“You must make some decisions Wall Street dislikes.”

― Nelson Peltz

“I respect his decisions, but football without Messi is not football. It is very hard to imagine football without him.”

― Neymar

“During the Fifties, political and military activities in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French, who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.”

― Nguyen Cao Ky

“Technology companies must constantly weigh ethical decisions: Where should Facebook set its privacy defaults, and should it tolerate glimpses of nudity? Should Twitter close accounts that seem sympathetic to terrorists? How should Google handle sex and violence, or defamatory articles?”

― Nicholas Kristof

“An employer would be a complete fool to let an image like college partying influence their hiring decisions.”

― Nick Denton

“I want the ball in my hands, throwing the ball, making decisions.”

― Nick Foles

“Third down is a big thing with a quarterback: pinpoint accuracy, making good decisions.”

― Nick Foles

“I don’t really make decisions, I go with the flow.”

― Nicole Kidman

“I was obliged to take tough, painful and bold decisions to ensure a manageable tomorrow.”

― Nicos Anastasiades

“I think the employer should be much freer to make decisions on who she or he employs.”

― Nigel Farage

“We should not be making near-term decisions with long-term consequences without robustly debating these questions and fully considering the substantial and unpredictable risks of these actions.”

― Niki Tsongas

“I’m able to make decisions even in the face of adversity.”

― Nikki Sixx

“I’ve made decisions along the way so I would be there for my kids, and it’s kept me from going places I would have gone.”

― Nina Easton

“The true test of whether Mr. Obama has improved on the Bush era lies in how his administration justifies its decisions on the 241 remaining Guantanamo detainees, whose cases will now be evaluated internally and reviewed by the courts.”

― Noah Feldman

“From the late 1940s, into and through the ’50s, there developed a complex interaction between federal government, state and local government, real-estate interests, commercial interests and court decisions, which had the effect of undermining the mass transit system across the country.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I make decisions quickly.”

― Norbert Leo Butz

“The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past.”

― Norbert Wiener

“As an economist specializing in the global economy, international trade and debt, I have spent most of my career helping others make big decisions – prime ministers, presidents and chief executives – and so I’m all too aware of the risks and dangers of poor choices in the public as well as the private sphere.”

― Noreena Hertz

“Most of us are going through life without interrogating whether our decision-making processes are fit for purpose. And that’s something we need to change – especially when the stakes are high and the decisions are of real import.”

― Noreena Hertz

“It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen.”

― Norm Coleman

“Generals aren’t in the business of commenting on the correctness or incorrectness of the President’s decisions. Anybody who thinks he should be able to do that ought to be fired on the spot.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“Now, I don’t make decisions as fast as I used to.”

― Oksana Baiul

“It’s much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That’s the truth.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“When there are hiring decisions and promotion decisions to be made, people are hungry for data.”

― Oren Etzioni

“I am very cautious, and there are not too many decisions I’ve not discussed with my parents, whether that be about my career or away from the field.”

― Owen Farrell

“I think people respect governments that take decisions and act decisively.”

― P. Chidambaram

“Though blessed with many able administrators, the British found India just too large and diverse to handle. Many of their decisions stoked Hindu-Muslim tensions, imposing sharp new religious-political identities on Indians.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“Shallowness and ignorance have been our lot in the mass consumer societies we inhabit, where we were too distracted to act politically, apart from periodically deputing political elites to take life-and-death decisions on our behalf.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“I have made my own decisions ever since my father died.”

― Pat Nixon

“Most of us see Justice O’Connor as something of an icon, although we do not agree with all of her decisions.”

― Patricia Ireland

“The majority of meetings should be discussions that lead to decisions.”

― Patrick Lencioni

“Great teams argue. Not in a mean-spirited or personal way, but they disagree when important decisions are made.”

― Patrick Lencioni

“I haven’t always made all of the right decisions from a career perspective, but things worked out in the end.”

― Patty Smyth

“We try to make sensible decisions with the facts in front of us. The problem with sensible decisions is that so is everyone else.”

― Paul Arden

“For a while, I stopped enjoying making movies and I stopped enjoying acting, because I made a few decisions that I wish I hadn’t made.”

― Paul Bettany

“If the short-term decisions you make damage the long term, you should resist those. But there are many short-term decisions that you need to make to be a successful manager.”

― Paul Polman

“Men in their late 50s often make very bad decisions.”

― Paul Theroux

“What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves.”

― Paul Wellstone

“Decisions concerning covert actions are not often easily reached.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“The war on terror, sometimes known as the ‘Global War on Terror’ or by the clunky acronym GWOT, became the lens through which the Bush administration judged almost all of its foreign policy decisions. That proved to be dangerously counterproductive on several levels.”

― Peter Bergen

“Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.”

― Peter Drucker

“We need an honest politician in charge who doesn’t care whether they are re-elected and is prepared to make the unpopular decisions.”

― Peter Hargreaves

“Too often we think we can act without explaining and take decisions without justifying them.”

― Peter Mandelson

“Decisions are made by those who show up.”

― Peter Roskam

“All I say about severely disabled babies is that when a life is so miserable it is not worth living, then it is permissible to give it a lethal injection. These are decisions that should be taken by parents – never the state – in consultation with their doctors.”

― Peter Singer

“I’ve become wary of interviews in which you’re forced to go back over the reasons why you made certain decisions. You tend to rationalize what you’ve done, to intellectually review a process that is often intuitive.”

― Peter Weir

“Without constantly pushing my senior colleagues to formulate decisions, I would never be able to learn and know what they are made of.”

― Peter Woo

“Since I quit banking, all my major life decisions, when they could, have revolved around writing.”

― Philipp Meyer

“Ramifications of small decisions can be pretty large.”

― Piyush Goyal

“I am single, successful, and reasonably attractive. Whether I decide to have relationships that end in taking the plunge or not, they are my decisions.”

― Pooja Bhatt

“Prudence does not mean failing to accept responsibilities and postponing decisions; it means being committed to making joint decisions after pondering responsibly the road to be taken.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“Choose the path of dialogue rather than the path of unilateral decisions.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“A weak point of mine was maybe little resolve in governing and making decisions.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“Tough times call for tougher decisions.”

― Prabhas

“We are not some small landlocked European country who needs the E.U. to make decisions for us or protect us from competition.”

― Priti Patel

“In exceptional boardrooms, the intellectual rigor generated by a challenging question is both an accepted norm and a precursor to reaching informed decisions. This is the crucial edge that sets apart boards that lead from boards that follow.”

― Punit Renjen

“After some reflection I have decided that while I am the president of Ecuador, I will not attend any Summit of the Americas until it begins to make the decisions required.”

― Rafael Correa

“Everyone may have some advise for the RBI. Some may advise, ‘Cut your lending rates and raise the deposit rate.’ How will a bank function? We take a medium term view. The bank has an 80-year-old history. I don’t want to destroy it for a few decisions.”

― Raghuram Rajan

“Democracy is about non-arbitrary decisions. Democracy is about spreading decisions; it is not about destroying processes.”

― Rahul Gandhi

“The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions that are made by President Bush and the Senate about the future of the Supreme Court.”

― Ralph G. Neas

“Without our emotions, we can’t make smart decisions.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“If you have ‘too big to fail’ for cities or for states, and they believe they’ll be bailed out, they’ll continue to make unwise decisions.”

― Rand Paul

“Back in 1975, we were making all the decisions about what people were going to watch.”

― Randy Falco

“President Bush has a track record of making the right decisions when it comes to national security.”

― Randy Neugebauer

“I have an investment in the signifying aspects of the material as well as an understanding of antecedent bodies of work. That informs the way I make marks and make decisions.”

― Rashid Johnson

“I don’t think I have the demeanor to be a politician. I’m used to making decisions and to a certain extent being in charge.”

― Raymond Kelly

“I am basically in awe of every family’s ability to make decisions for their kids.”

― Rebecca Stead

“Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.”

― Rene Dubos

“When people are grownups they’re grown ups. They make their own decisions you know.”

― Rene Redzepi

“I’m aware of the fact that people that are watching to see what I do next – It’s challenging to make the best decisions, and I don’t always get it right.”

― Renee Elise Goldsberry

“I won’t intervene in Knesset decisions.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“We need a broad government which will make decisions, but not a national unity government, because we are divided from within.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“The minute those two little particles inside a woman’s womb have joined together, billions of decisions have been made. A thing like that has to come from entropy.”

― Rex Stout

“There’s no wobble in Bush. If anything, the opposite. Right after hello, the next words out of his mouth are: I’ve never been more convinced that the decisions I made are the right decisions.”

― Rich Lowry

“We must respect women’s personal decisions about their health, not dictate to them.”

― Richard Cordray

“Tough decisions are never popular to make and even less popular to force upon the U.N.”

― Richard Grenell

“Too many members of the U.N. benefit from the status quo and won’t make decisions for purely altruistic reasons.”

― Richard Grenell

“I learned that you appreciate what you earn much more than what is given you. I also learned that decisions have consequences.”

― Richard M. DeVos

“I need to kind of get a job that’s going to take me to, like, Hawaii or Rio or something, right? Maybe I need to make better decisions with that.”

― Richard Madden

“You have to make your own decisions. That’s what the freedom in America is all about.”

― Richard Simmons

“You can’t make evidence-based policy decisions without evidence.”

― Richard Thaler

“There are so many decisions in making a movie.”

― Rick Baker

“This administration in Washington that’s in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it’s the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area.”

― Rick Perry

“It’s everything and I always make decisions about the cast.”

― Ridley Scott

“Both my kids are above 30 now… grown up enough to take their own decisions.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“As an actor and a fledgling director, I’m used to making snap decisions that I’ll have to live with.”

― Rob Lowe

“I don’t like going to decisions. I always try to finish people, knock them out, beat them up, and that’s always the game plan.”

― Robbie Lawler

“For me, the litmus test to know whether or not I’m doing the right thing is to examine whether my decisions are love-based or fear-based.”

― Robert Gant

“It’s easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options.”

― Robert Half

“Our job is not to predict the future. Rather, it’s to suggest all the possible futures – so that society can make informed decisions about where we want to go.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

“Any candidate who claims his religion has no influence on his decisions is either a dishonest politician or a shallow follower of his faith.”

― Robert Jeffress

“All decisions in the criminal justice system must be determined by the physical and scientific evidence, and the credible testimony corroborated by that evidence, not in response to public outcry.”

― Robert P. McCulloch

“Decisions on a matter as serious as charging an individual with a crime cannot be decided on anything less than complete examination of all available evidence. Anything less is not justice.”

― Robert P. McCulloch

“Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect individuals have been taken out of any system that has accountability or that they can influence.”

― Robert Teeter

“A Mac is a closed box, so Apple can make decisions about things that they don’t include. That makes, it in some ways, simpler for them.”

― Robert Wise

“The 20s are like the stem cell of human development: the pluripotent moment when any of several outcomes is possible. Decisions and actions during this time have lasting ramifications.”

― Robin Marantz Henig

“Bun E.’s a member of the band, but he’s not touring, and he’s not recording… We’ve had our differences, but we’re all settled up now, and hopefully we can forget about that era. These decisions that Cheap Trick makes, Bun E. is part of.”

― Robin Zander

“It’s important to choose initial investors who are not twitchy and rushing for an exit. Wall Street’s quarter-by-quarter lens may make the CEO make sub-optimal long-term decisions.”

― Roelof Botha

“As we all know, the budget decisions which give rise to increased debt are what counts, and the debt is just a by-product of those budget decisions.”

― Roger Altman

“I have to make a lot of decisions that aren’t in the best interests of individuals, whether they be owners, club executives, players.”

― Roger Goodell

“I don’t think I’ve ever made any good financial decisions.”

― Roger Moore

“That’s all baseball is, is numbers; it’s run by numbers, averages, percentage and odds. Managers make their decisions based on the numbers.”

― Rollie Fingers

“While different people may approach opportunities in different ways, we need to base decisions on a fundamental set of values as we chart our course of action.”

― Ron D. Burton

“As much as I like to be thoughtful and think things through in my decision making – I don’t like knee jerk decisions – but I’m not afraid to make decisions.”

― Ron Jaworski

“I usually do at least a dozen drafts and progressively make more-conscious decisions. Because I’ve always believed stories are closer to poems than novels, I spend a lot of time on the story’s larger rhythms, such as sentence and paragraph length, placement of flashbacks and dialogue.”

― Ron Rash

“We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing, and of communicating our conclusions, in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions.”

― Ronald Fisher

“During the Cuban Missile Crisis, decisions made by President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev could have plunged both countries into thermonuclear war.”

― Ronald Kessler

“In the sweep of history, George W. Bush will be seen as one of our greatest presidents because of the decisions he made to keep us safe after 9/11.”

― Ronald Kessler

“Relying on intelligence as the chief touchstone for decisions about whether and when to attack creates a wide opening for misunderstandings, divergent interpretations, and vulnerabilities to parties with an interest in either attack or delay.”

― Ronen Bergman

“Really, I’m never much of a goal-setter. Whenever I’ve tried to make big, solid plans, they don’t happen. I’m more into whatever the circumstances are that present themselves, making wise decisions around that.”

― Rose McIver

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.”

― Roy E. Disney

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”

― Roy E. Disney

“Really and truly, I don’t like talking about refereeing decisions.”

― Roy Hodgson

“I do as much comedy as I possibly can, but I’m basically limited by the imagination of the secretaries who make the decisions.”

― Rufus Sewell

“You can’t build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“Each day brings opportunity for decisions for eternity.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“I am fearful, or suspicious, of generalizations… They cannot guide me reliably in making decisions about particular individuals.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Too many critics mistake the deliberations of the Congress for its decisions.”

― Sam Rayburn

“I think people are frightened of women making big decisions.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“I’ve made lots of big decisions in my life that have shocked people.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“When confronting most crises, whether historic or contemporary, aid agencies generally muddle along on a case-by-case basis. They weigh insufficient information, extrapolate somewhat blindly about long-term pros and cons, and reluctantly arrive at decisions meant to do the most good and the least harm.”

― Samantha Power

“Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but we must respect the decisions from the officials.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“As population susceptibilities are better understood, we will be in a better position than we are in today to make informed decisions about risk management.”

― Samuel Wilson

“Trump’s appointed extremist judges to the federal bench, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, whose decisions demonstrate a judicial philosophy far more concerned with the rights of corporations than marginalized Americans.”

― Sarah McBride

“Now we teach our leaders that it’s your job to put in the systems that enable your people to run your experiments fast and cheap and to keep making them faster and cheaper. Yield as many of your decisions off to the experiment as possible.”

― Scott Cook

“Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.”

― Scott Cook

“My goal was to do the best job I could in governing the state of Wisconsin, in some cases making very tough decisions to have to bring our spending in line with the resources we had at the state level.”

― Scott McCallum

“I think that the more we, as a state, yield and cede decisions to the federal government, the lesser we’ll be for it as a state.”

― Scott Pruitt

“We’re a small state. Our quantity of representation in Washington is not as large as a Texas, an Ohio, or a New York. So when decisions are made on the federal level, our voice can get drowned out.”

― Scott Pruitt

“You can make tough decisions that I believe voters for years have asked us to do.”

― Scott Walker

“I’ve learned a lot about stage-managing for illustration. Sometimes you have to delete characters from a scene just to keep from overcrowding the image. I’ve also learned to making big-scale design decisions early.”

― Scott Westerfeld

“Saying ‘yes’ to one thing means saying ‘no’ to another. That’s why decisions can be hard sometimes.”

― Sean Covey

“All our security now depends on the wise decisions and cooperation of our leaders.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“Attempts to settle crises by unilateral sanctions outside the framework of U.N. Security Council decisions threaten international peace and stability. Such attempts are counterproductive and contradict the norms and principles of international law.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“For years, we have been asking the E.U. to create something similar to the Russia-NATO council. Not in order to simply exchange opinions and work out recommendations, but to make decisions.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“My job is not to make decisions but to set stretch objectives and help our managers work out how to reach them.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“When one loses, it’s easy to focus on the refereeing decisions.”

― Sergio Ramos

“What strikes me as memorable about ‘Predator’ was a lot of the decisions that were made so quickly turned out to be so iconic.”

― Shane Black

“Government should make tough decisions in the larger national interests, even if it upsets the people.”

― Sharad Pawar

“I think what irritates both conservatives and liberals alike is when news outlets pretend that they don’t have an agenda but then clearly do, be it in the editorial decisions they make and the guests they have and the material that they cover.”

― Shaun King

“Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.”

― Shawn Achor

“Even though I pretty much made my own decisions early on, when I was younger I tended to overbook my life.”

― Sheena Easton

“No matter what your decisions are, no matter what your votes are, if you’re not playing by the rules, you’re taking a big risk.”

― Shelley Moore Capito

“My followers consistently engage with my content and rely on my recommendations for making decisions about where they travel or how they spend their leisure time. There’s no space for trolls.”

― Shenaz Treasury

“The decisions you are making right now and that you will make in the foreseeable months and years will absolutely determine whether you pivot towards the world or towards the Lord.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“And what I saw happening is that women don’t make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“Sometimes people don’t want to be empowered because they are afraid of being the person to make the decisions.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“Clinton took very tough decisions on the economy.”

― Sidney Blumenthal

“You always worry about films when you hear about them making decisions after announcements are made.”

― Simon Pegg

“This is why fashion is such a magical part of our lives, for it inspires our decisions without dictating them; it sets the theme but not the limits of our aesthetic.”

― Simon Van Booy

“I can be pretty reactive, and I’ve learned over time to be less reactive: to stop and think before I make decisions.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“I’ve made some stupid decisions, so I have to be careful. I once said ‘no’ to a film that was a number-one hit. And ‘Date Movie’ had the smallest budget of any movie I’d been in, and it went to the top of the box office.”

― Sophie Monk

“Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.”

― Sophocles

“When I was captain, John Wright was making all the decisions and I followed like an obedient student.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“As our leaders in Washington confront tough decisions about our budget priorities, I urge them to continue federal funding for public broadcasting.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“When you’re making a film, you have to make most of your decisions on the run, and there is a tendency to always shoot from the hip.”

― Stanley Kubrick

“We try to make earth-friendly decisions whenever we can, as it’s part of our brand DNA.”

― Stella McCartney

“Feminism needs a political program because gender inequality has been fostered by political decisions.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“Inaccurate analysis produces faulty insights and bad decisions – which lead to losing a tremendous amount of money.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“Who makes decisions for families across America? Should it be a family with their doctor, or should it be some unelected bureaucrat in Washington?”

― Steve Scalise

“Unelected bureaucrats in Washington should not have anything to do with the healthcare decisions made between a patient and their doctor.”

― Steve Scalise

“You’re in there, you’re having a match, and you’re feeding off that crowd. That’s the gasoline that fuels the match, and that’s how you make your decisions. If you’re not listening to that crowd when you’re working, you’re missing the biggest part of what working is all about.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“But Eddie does not make all the decisions. Eddie can listen to reason; Eddie can be swayed or talked in or out of certain things. Eddie allows other people to lead in this band and to have certain roles that are very fundamental to the decision-making process.”

― Stone Gossard

“Football’s in my blood – and eventually I want to be the one making decisions.”

― Stuart Pearce

“I enjoy making the decisions.”

― Stuart Pearce

“I chose English-speaking and English-thinking people to take decisions for Hindi programmes. It was a mistake.”

― Subhash Chandra

“My primary lesson, however, was that I’m a solo writer, happiest when I’m making all the executive decisions. I’ve always been willing to rise or fall on my own merits.”

― Sue Grafton

“All entrepreneurs make decisions. Some will go right, and some will not go that right.”

― Sunil Mittal

“We can inform decisions when we look at data points on retention rates with your first hundred users, when we look at things like survey responses from your first hundred users.”

― Sunil Nagaraj

“Every judge should have real-time access to the criminal background and history of defendants who appear in their courtrooms – so that sentencing and bail decisions can be made with that information.”

― Susana Martinez

“BRICS meetings are keenly watched world over, and our decisions have profound impact globally.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“The more we educate folks, the more it will help them make informed policy decisions.”

― Suzan DelBene

“Being unapologetic about my body, my sexuality, my life’s decisions is a political belief that, as a feminist, I strongly espouse.”

― Swara Bhaskar

“I make bad decisions frequently. They’re fun.”

― SZA

“What higher art does is to invite us in and allow us to make decisions.”

― T. C. Boyle

“The decisions and problems of Uruguay will be resolved by Uruguayans.”

― Tabare Vazquez

“Politicians make decisions in favor of their interest groups or their supporters back in their hometowns.”

― Tadashi Yanai

“I had a mental breakdown while doing my Ph.D. at Cambridge, soon after I cut off contact with my parents, and I started seeing the university counsellor, one of the best decisions I ever made. There’s something very nourishing in setting aside an hour a week to talk.”

― Tara Westover

“I base a lot of decisions on my gut, and going with an independent label was a good one.”

― Taylor Swift

“The point is that these decisions they’ve made are partly for your convenience and partly for theirs and partly out of stereotypes that they carry with them from the conventions of the computer field.”

― Ted Nelson

“Television is so dictated by time constraints that you have to make quick decisions and go with them.”

― Ted Shackelford

“Congressional intervention and the availability of intervention demonstrably offset agency indifference; are a guard against arbitrary, improper, and illegal bureaucratic decisions; and provide the power of public pressure to require the nonelected official to be responsive.”

― Terry Sanford

“And it is crucial of course that chief constables are able to make decisions within their budgets about how they deploy their police officers to the greatest effect to ensure that they’re able to do the job that the public want them to do.”

― Theresa May

“A number of women have reportedly been victims of what appear to be discriminatory decisions taken by Sharia councils, and that is a significant concern.”

― Theresa May

“You have to make some hard decisions when you’re speaker.”

― Thom Tillis

“I don’t want to make any huge decisions before I really know what I’m doing and am sure of myself.”

― Thomas Horn

“A buddy of mine is doing a documentary on decisions, and they’re not based on a ton of logic. It’s mostly how you relate to them emotionally.”

― Thomas Jane

“Some artists don’t want to be involved in anything outside the performing. They’ll say, ‘You make the decisions and tell me what to do.’ I want to be in on all of it. If there’s a meeting where commitments are made that I have to carry out, I want to be there.”

― Tiffany Darwish

“I’ve always been more comfortable making my decisions from the subconscious level, or more emotionally, because I find it is more truthful to me; Intellectually, I don’t think like that because I get uncomfortable.”

― Tim Burton

“The kind of investors we seek are long term because that’s how we make our decisions.”

― Tim Cook

“You have got to connect your land use decisions with transportation decisions.”

― Tim Kaine

“We need to be calling out the flaws and misguided decisions of the Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration.”

― Tim Pawlenty

“The genre thing is overrated, and the platform decisions are overrated. It’s what we see on ‘Fortnite’: so many of these gamers play on a variety of devices, so you can’t say they’re a mobile gamer or a console gamer. They’re just a gamer.”

― Tim Sweeney

“Sometimes, people aren’t as consciously aware of their decisions as they should be.”

― Timothy Olyphant

“Bangkok, like Las Vegas, sounds like a place where you make bad decisions.”

― Todd Phillips

“One of the things I learned at the Naval Academy and the Marine Corps is we have to make tough decisions.”

― Todd Young

“I just have lot of faith in the minds of Americans to make the right voting decisions.”

― Tom Bossert

“If you’re a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders. You want to be the one to make the decisions.”

― Tom Brady

“We’re representing our districts. I make decisions on my district.”

― Tom Graves

“When I make decisions, it’s not based on what the Republican Party does. I’m elected by the 9th congressional district.”

― Tom Graves

“The politicians of New York have everything that is necessary to make proper decisions and they will have to live with what happens afterwards. The worst scenario is the politicians covering their eyes and turning it over to the FBI.”

― Tom Hayden

“Positive defaults align our short-term decisions with our long-term interests. And we don’t always do that.”

― Tom Rath

“I have tried to make decisions to work with great directors, with good scripts, and that makes the pickings real slim.”

― Tom Sizemore

“I disapprove of lots of decisions made by George Bush: the war, the meddling in the affairs of other countries, the conversations with dictators; it was a dark time.”

― Tommy Hilfiger

“Most Evangelicals have the church to thank for the Sunday-school classes that taught us what the Bible says and paved the way for our eventual decisions to commit our lives to Christ.”

― Tony Campolo

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

― Tony Robbins

“I would be able to provide a different perspective and act independently of the Government in the decisions that have to be made by the President.”

― Tony Tan

“We have a strict radio protocol and structure how our decisions are made. This is how we’ve won so many races.”

― Toto Wolff

“I don’t believe that you can make decisions on anything without having all of the details.”

― Travis Kalanick

“A thug is someone who stands on his own. He lives by the decisions he makes and accepts the consequences. A thug is comfortable in his own skin. I wear mine like a glove.”

― Trick Daddy

“I don’t think politicians should be allowed into power who are not familiar with their bodies, because that’s where our bottom line is. And I know that they would make totally different decisions if they felt responsible simply for their own bodies.”

― Twyla Tharp

“We’re constantly faced with decisions. A lot of times, the right ones take more work; it takes longer to see benefit: they’re the long route.”

― Tyler Joseph

“I’ve had five submissions in the first round. I have 3, 4, 5 knockouts. I’ve had decisions. I’ve had grinding fights.”

― Tyron Woodley

“When I make decisions, I’m not thinking about my parents. I’m thinking about my children.”

― Tzipi Livni

“Our everyday lives are filled with complex decisions. We long for simplicity and ordinariness.”

― Ursus Wehrli

“I do not believe in populism. I am not a supporter of radical decisions. Practice has shown that usually these are harmful.”

― Valentina Matviyenko

“As an actress you can participate, you can be a co-author, help the director. But I always wanted to be able to make the big decisions.”

― Valeria Golino

“If you are not diverse and you are not listening to all voices and have your ear to the ground, you’re not going to make the best decisions.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“I’m uncomfortable with men making decisions that affect women’s health.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“There are people with vested interest who do not want us to reform our energy sector so that we remain dependent on imports. All reform moves are resisted. Bureaucrats are hesitant to take bold decisions.”

― Veerappa Moily

“I don’t take very calculated decisions. I just follow my heart.”

― Vicky Kaushal

“Using cold facts and figures, leaders throughout the West must become more transparent with their citizens in explaining their decisions and their choices in global markets.”

― Victor Ponta

“I like to let the story flesh itself out, and usually, the characters make their own decisions as things get under way. Dialogue especially seems to write itself once I’m familiar with the characters and their backgrounds.”

― Victoria Aveyard

“I worked as an accountant in an auditor’s office, at a textile showroom, a telephone booth, and a fast-food joint while studying. My dad found it odd, but he never interfered in any of my decisions.”

― Vijay Sethupathi

“No one writes as slowly as I do, I’m convinced. It’s so hard for me. I learn slowly; I make decisions at a snail’s pace.”

― Virginia Euwer Wolff

“If we do not make tough decisions now, future Americans will have to make even tougher ones.”

― Virginia Foxx

“I wanted to have more time to play and reflect, but I find retirement more stressful than having a nice, steady job because I have to make decisions about where I want to be.”

― Walter Cronkite

“I bought a company in the mid-’90s called Dexter Shoe and paid $400 million for it. And it went to zero. And I gave about $400 million worth of Berkshire stock, which is probably now worth $400 billion. But I’ve made lots of dumb decisions. That’s part of the game.”

― Warren Buffett

“I have long believed the corporate world is plagued by poor capital allocation decisions.”

― Whitney Tilson

“Humans are hard-wired to be irrational when it comes to financial decisions. We must understand that so we don’t become the sucker at the poker table.”

― Whitney Tilson

“We applaud any company making business decisions that empower women.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“There is no evidence that more regulation makes things better. The most highly regulated industry in America is commercial banking, and that didn’t save those institutions from making terrible decisions.”

― Wilbur Ross

“My life is littered with bad decisions.”

― Will Forte

“The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control, but I’m a little optimistic with some recent Supreme Court decisions, such as law enforcement mostly now needing a warrant before searching a smartphone.”

― William Binney

“I have, on several occasions, disagreed with decisions of Justice Souter.”

― William H. Pryor

“I still agree with the invasion of Iraq. I don’t agree with most of the decisions that accompanied it.”

― William Hague

“Where defining foreign policy as ‘ethical’ went wrong was that it implied that all decisions would be exclusive in every respect of any dealings with unethical regimes.”

― William Hague

“What comes into the Oval Office are not the good or easy decisions. The easy decisions are made elsewhere. The things that make it to the Oval are always the hard ones.”

― William M. Daley

“And it was at that point that I realized, in fact, our whole administration realized, that we could not rely on Metropolitan Edison for the kind of information we needed to make decisions.”

― William Scranton

“Civil society space provides the oxygen for citizens to participate and meaningfully hold their governments and the private sector to account – and ensure that decisions are made in the interest of the majority and not the few. Without it, citizens have limited space to dissent and challenge the elites.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“I regret a couple of wardrobe decisions.”

― Winston Marshall

“Decisions are never easy. If they were easy, they wouldn’t be called decisions.”

― Yair Lapid

“There’s always a reason not to do anything… to flee the need to make decisions.”

― Yair Lapid

“We started the peace process on the basis of land for peace and on the basis of U.N. resolution 242 and 338,1 as well as other international decisions on achieving the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.”

― Yasser Arafat

“Attention, it just comes and goes. Since we don’t have a major label, it’s like, what are we gonna do next? You have to make your own decisions.”

― Yolandi Visser

“Increasingly, our decisions will be made by the algorithms that surround us. Whenever there is a big dilemma, you just ask Google what to do. And what kind of life is that?”

― Yuval Noah Harari

“Because America is a democracy, public support for presidential foreign-policy decisions is essential.”

― Zbigniew Brzezinski
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