Top 71 Motion Quotes

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

― Andrew Wyeth

“Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion.”

― Antoine Lavoisier

“O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!”

― Ben Jonson

“Never confuse motion with action.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Motion Picture Soundtrack on Kid A was another Coltrane inspiration.”

― Colin Greenwood

“All the other members of the U.N. were admitted, at the outset or subsequently, but Israel was created by the U.N. as a Jewish state, on the motion of Stalin’s ambassador, seconded by President Truman’s.”

― Conrad Black

“Every ‘Star Wars’ film was about pushing what was possible in terms of effects, puppets, matte paintings, stop motion and, now, digitally.”

― Dave Filoni

“The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions.”

― Elia Kazan

“This is the thing: I get motion sickness.”

― Emily Atack

“Never mistake motion for action.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“There is a sense of motion and a concise, immediate image in haikus and Anishinaabe dream songs.”

― Gerald Vizenor

“Even the earliest cave paintings in France and Spain had natural motion.”

― Gerald Vizenor

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”

― Isaac Newton

“An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.”

― Isaac Newton

“Resistance is usually ascribed to bodies at rest, and impulse to those in motion, but motion and rest, as commonly conceived, are only relatively distinguished; nor are those bodies always truly at rest, which commonly are taken to be so.”

― Isaac Newton

“It has never been the case that a peerage can be extinguished, even for the lifetime of a peer, by a motion of the Lords. This does not mean that there are not effective ways of penalising errant peers.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“That’s one of my focuses, is to increase my flexibility and strength and have greater range of motion.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I give a percentage of the earnings to the Motion Picture Home.”

― James MacArthur

“Hearing, which, by the motion of the air, informs us of the motion of sounding or vibrating bodies.”

― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second.”

― Jean-Jacques Annaud

“I went around the corner to motion pictures.”

― Jerry Reed

“My mother use to call me ‘Miss Perpetual Motion’ because I rarely keep still.”

― Joan Collins

“The existing system will be quickest and most radically overthrown by the annihilation of its exponents. Therefore, massacres of the enemies of the people must be set in motion.”

― Johann Most

“The equatorial line is, in fact, the centre of atmospheric motion.”

― John Hanning Speke

“I came in during the era of models, motion control, and optical printers. ILM had just started its own computer graphics division, after the Lucasfilm computer division had been sold off and became Pixar.”

― John Knoll

“Every Pixar movie at one time was the worst motion picture ever made.”

― John Lasseter

“The don’t-ask-don’t-tell approach to plot and character that ‘The Hurt Locker’ relies on to set itself in motion doesn’t offend me politically. It offends me as a storyteller.”

― Jonathan Dee

“The only thing that’s a challenge for me is not working. I get depressed when I’m not in motion.”

― Julie Klausner

“Life develops, changes, is in motion. The forms of literature are not.”

― Karl Ove Knausgard

“Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.”

― Khalil Gibran

“The director is the channel through which a motion picture reaches the screen.”

― King Vidor

“In Atlanta, we ran a motion offense, so, obviously, I was on the move a lot.”

― Kyle Korver

“Einstein, in the special theory of relativity, proved that different observers, in different states of motion, see different realities.”

― Leonard Susskind

“Sex is emotion in motion.”

― Mae West

“There’s evidence of a social decline in direct proportion to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.”

― Mark Rydell

“I made tons of stop motion films with my friends in my neighborhood.”

― Michael Giacchino

“Friction is necessary for motion, labor necessary for birth.”

― Mimi Kennedy

“It turns out our brain is sensitive, maybe too sensitive, to motion. It’s a survival mechanism.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Moreover, since the sun remains stationary, whatever appears as a motion of the sun is really due rather to the motion of the earth.”

― Nicolaus Copernicus

“I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular, since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle.”

― Nicolaus Copernicus

“Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates, surely he will hold that its motion is natural, not violent.”

― Nicolaus Copernicus

“Being a motion picture actress is the pitch of ecstasy.”

― Norma Shearer

“Poems – crystallizations of the universal play of analogy, transparent objects which, as they reproduce the mechanism and the rotary motion of analogy, are waterspouts of new analogies.”

― Octavio Paz

“Cycling’s primarily a pushing motion, and skiing is more pulling, so it kind of balances out the body.”

― Oksana Masters

“Time, motion and wine cause sleep.”

― Ovid

“In the absence of a magnetic field the period of all these oscillations is the same. But as soon as the electron is exposed to the effect of a magnetic field, its motion changes.”

― Pieter Zeeman

“According to well-known electrodynamic laws, an electron moving in a magnetic field is acted upon by a force which runs perpendicular to the direction of motion of the electron and to the direction of the magnetic field, and whose magnitude is easily determined.”

― Pieter Zeeman

“There’s little that compares with the thrill of a hit major motion picture experience.”

― Ralph Macchio

“I love all of the arts. I love motion pictures. I love stage. I love theater.”

― Ray Bradbury

“Research In Motion, the owner of BlackBerry, has been asked by a range of governments to comply with surveillance requirements.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“I realized what you could do in motion pictures by surrounding yourself with geniuses.”

― Richard Donner

“A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.”

― Richard E. Byrd

“The drive for happiness is vital; it’s what keeps us in motion.”

― Richard Gere

“Officially, MPAA stands for Motion Picture Association of America, but I suggest that MPAA stands for Malicious Power Attacking All.”

― Richard Stallman

“All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point.”

― Robert Collier

“Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century – they combine Art and business!”

― Roger Corman

“Ordinary photons do have spin, they have a notion of helicity so they spin around their direction on motion.”

― Roger Penrose

“Free societies are societies in motion, and with motion comes friction.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Can anything be less cool than defending the motion picture academy?”

― Steve Erickson

“Motion is tranquility.”

― Stirling Moss

“The world is in motion, as it seems.”

― Utada Hikaru

“Making love is, simply put, poetry in motion.”

― Wale

“I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.”

― Walt Disney

“If we conceive all the changes in the physical world as reducible to the motion of atoms, motions generated by means of the fixed nuclear forces of those atoms, the whole of the world could thus be known by means of the natural sciences.”

― Wilhelm Dilthey

“Let no man despise the oracles of books! A book is a dead man, a sort of mummy, embowelled and embalmed, but that once had flesh and motion and a boundless variety of determinations and actions.”

― William Godwin

“Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.”

― William Hazlitt

“I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.”

― William Shakespeare

“I flailed my arm in a throwing motion before I could even walk.”

― Willie Stargell

“America’s decline would set in motion tectonic shifts undermining the political stability of the entire Middle East.”

― Zbigniew Brzezinski
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