Top 1446 Situation Quotes of 2020

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“It doesn’t really matter the score or the situation: I got a job to do.”

― Aaron Judge

“At Mint, we developed five pending patents on our technology, ranging from categorization to the Ways to Save system that calculates how much a new financial product would save a user given their present financial situation.”

― Aaron Patzer

“My mindset in all three formats, in any situation, is exactly the same. I just want to get myself in, get myself a nice foundation to hopefully attack and dominate the bowlers.”

― AB de Villiers

“The majority of people were always sitting in the stands. When I find people who are willing to go against the grain, who are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to change an unjust situation – that’s what blows my mind out.”

― Abbie Hoffman

“I think making the referee aware of a situation, there is nothing wrong with that.”

― Abby Wambach

“Whenever you have a crisis, you’re always going to have the extremists taking advantage of the situation.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“It’s always great playing with other musicians. It’s also a great situation where I’m the older guy, I’ve influenced generations of guitar players.”

― Ace Frehley

“In another situation, and in an active station in life, I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding of an order would have never come into my head.”

― Adam Weishaupt

“We had at our disposal the first operational jet, which superseded by at least 150 knots the fastest American and English fighters. This was a unique situation.”

― Adolf Galland

“Amboyna seems to present the most favorable opening. Fifty thousand souls are there perishing without the means of life, and the situation of the island is such that a mission there established might, with the blessing of God, be extended to the neighboring islands in those seas.”

― Adoniram Judson

“I’m not the kind of person who would throw himself into some exciting or dangerous situation just to get material. So I tend to go about my normal, boring life and just try to look at things a little more closely.”

― Adrian Tomine

“The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.”

― Aharon Appelfeld

“With respect to sticking accelerator pedals, we failed to connect the dots between problems in Europe and problems in the United States because the European situation related primarily to right-hand-drive vehicles. Toyota will increase its outreach to government agencies charged with protecting the safety of motorists and passengers.”

― Akio Toyoda

“Demonstrations must be dignified and nonviolent, as the overwhelming protests in Ferguson and Staten Island have been. Do not confuse anarchists who don’t want the system to work and thugs who want to exploit a situation with the majority who from day one have operated with impeccable nonviolence and clear goals.”

― Al Sharpton

“The President never intends to get into any kind of war situation. He gets carried away by events.”

― Alan Alda

“Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal – a sort of ‘voting’ situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.”

― Alan Kay

“You can’t improve if you don’t know what the real situation is.”

― Alan Mulally

“I always practise penalties, but what people don’t understand is that you can never recreate that pressure situation that you’re under.”

― Alan Shearer

“I really do see that anywhere I am, whether it’s doing interviews a hundred in a row, that every situation I’m in, I’m at choice in the matter.”

― Alanis Morissette

“Cynical realism is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.”

― Aldous Huxley

“I have a feeling that life as a billionaire in Silicon Valley is very different than the life that you or I would lead. Unless you’re a billionaire; I don’t know your financial situation.”

― Alec Berg

“I tend to wait for true stories to mature into fiction. Most of my fiction grew out of a long-germinating real-life situation.”

― Aleksandar Hemon

“I long for, not a writer’s retreat – I can write in any situation – but a reader’s retreat.”

― Aleksandar Hemon

“I think they do have to get it right in Sierra Leone. There has to be something in there now to establish confidence, to stabilize the situation, and then to move to some sort of political negotiations.”

― Alex Morrison

“Everybody has a high point and a lot goes into that: timing, situation, general consciousness.”

― Alex Van Halen

“A financial plan is a way to take all of the money advice you come across and figure out how it applies to your specific financial situation.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“I responded that we needed a private sector to improve the market situation and make peoples lives easier.”

― Alexander Dubcek

“If they analyze the situation as thoroughly as they should, Muslims will realize they are the first targets. What are the fundamentalists really after? Simply taking over Islam and then turning its back on modernity.”

― Alexander Haig

“We have always argued that attempts to isolate Belarus, like other countries, lead to a dead end. In this situation, everyone loses.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“We cannot allow any uncontrolled situation and destabilization in the country.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“There are some people bent on blowing up the situation in the country. I call them the fifth column. They are not an opposition. They want to stage a rebellion in the country. Their dream is to topple the government and overthrow the president.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“Children are often better actors than adults because they have a greater capacity for believing in a situation.”

― Alexander Mackendrick

“In ‘The Darkest Minds,’ Zu’s trauma manifests in her choosing to remain silent. It’s her one small way she can feel in control of her otherwise uncontrollable situation.”

― Alexandra Bracken

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

― Alexandra Kleeman

“The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis.”

― Ali Abdullah Saleh

“Mothering is just so different now from the way it was before. Especially with my mom. She was like the anti-helicopter mom. She was like an inflatable-tube, blow-up-flamingo-in-the-pool mom. Her philosophy was, the situation will declare itself.”

― Ali Wong

“Play the pass at the right moment – not on a dry pitch and not hitting it hard enough. We don’t have to accept it; that was a mistake – no goalkeeper should dribble in this situation.”

― Alisson

“Detroit was a bad situation for me.”

― Allen Iverson

“Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it.”

― Allen Klein

“Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.”

― Allen Klein

“You don’t often get a choice in who your enemies are, who you’re friends with, what your situation is, and the environment you’re placed in. You just have to make do with what you have.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“No one knows how they would react to a horrible situation until it happens to them.”

― Amanda Knox

“I don’t meditate anymore, and I wouldn’t call myself a Buddhist nowadays, though I do chant mantras here and there depending on the situation.”

― Amber Mark

“We should be able to have a conversation about immigration; we should be able to have a conversation about what skills we want to have in the U.K. and whether we need to go out of the U.K. in order to get them to boost our economy, and I don’t think we should have a situation where we can’t talk about it.”

― Amber Rudd

“Prescription: A physician’s guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“While staging demonstrations against wrongs, please do not cross the line, and see to it that no situation is allowed to turn into a riot.”

― Amit Shah

“My natural response to a stressful situation is to shut down. I do weird things, like, I don’t cry, I get really cold.”

― Amy Adams

“We did everything we could to save my legs, and it just came to a point where if we didn’t amputate my legs, I wouldn’t survive. In that situation, you kind of go into survival mode, and you find strength.”

― Amy Purdy

“Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.”

― Amy Winehouse

“When you have tough times, and when you learn you can’t be perfect in every situation, it’s hard to accept, you know, because I still do expect that. But you just have to, because, you know, it’s not about the situation. It’s how you deal with it. You always have a choice.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“My parents were very protective of me and my brother, so they never talked to us about the situation in our country.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“In a large bureaucracy, you cannot exercise the transformation of any situation without coopting bureaucracy.”

― Anand Mahindra

“After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“Most of the time, it’s easy for us basketball players to adjust to our situation.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I always feel comfortable, basically in any situation except perhaps airports.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“Being a substitute can be an advantage. I know this situation from the national team. And I am also good as a player coming from the bench.”

― Andre Schurrle

“Whether it’s Alexander Brand or Sergey Kovalev, I approach every situation the same way.”

― Andre Ward

“I try to stay aggressive for the most part, dictating, whatever the situation may be. Just trying to do whatever I can to help the team win.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“There is no dispute that Albany needs to be changed. There is no dispute that the current situation in Albany is untenable. Nobody knows that better than I do.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“When a friend is sick, I see the situation for what it is, not what it isn’t, and I offer to help as much as she wants, not as much as I want.”

― Andrew J. Bernstein

“Editorials are, obviously, pieces of opinion journalism. They are not intended to be dispassionate, balanced accountings of a news situation or issue. They present a strong and strongly argued position and do not necessarily present or even take into account the opposing position.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“I think a lot of chefs are afraid of media outlets, and especially web outlets, because they’re afraid there’s some ‘Borat’ situation going on.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I was being laughed at. I hated it, so I made an adjustment to control the situation. All comics learn that.”

― Andy Griffith

“In The Police, in a trio situation – which I’ve come back to now – it’s just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain freedom.”

― Andy Summers

“I feel like all of my characters now take this congested situation, they clash, and from there you purge yourself.”

― Ang Lee

“When I was on ‘Doubt’ on CBS, there was a 60-second scene, but in that 60 seconds, people were so affected because it was trans women in a very normalized situation.”

― Angelica Ross

“It’s a new situation. Of course, you have always the goal for years to go there and to reach the top, but then if you are there, you actually don’t know what to expect.”

― Angelique Kerber

“If you’re in a situation where someone’s mistreating you, I think it’s your duty to speak out.”

― Anjelica Huston

“Great Britain had a much different situation than we do and did here in the United States, in that they had literally thousands of infected animals with human health risks. Their infectivity in this disease happened before very much was known about it.”

― Ann Veneman

“At Girl Scouts, we are committed to raising awareness about the terrible effects of cyber bullying, and to teaching girls how to recognize the signs of bullying of any sort and extricate themselves or another from a bad situation before it spirals out of control and ends in tragedy.”

― Anna Maria Chavez

“Definitely, in any teaching situation, there are the clueless students; then there are the ones who get it a little quicker.”

― Anne Burrell

“When I became CEO of Xerox 10 years ago, the company’s situation was dire. Debt was mounting, the stock sinking and bankers were calling. People urged me to declare bankruptcy, but I felt personally responsible for tens of thousands of employees.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“What I end up shooting is the situation. I shoot the composition and my subject is going to help the composition or not.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“I try to very hard to avoid a situation where I would be eating cat or dog; I’ve managed to gracefully avoid that. It’s hypocritical of me and an arbitrary line, but one that I have managed to avoid crossing.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“You obviously want the results but you must do your job in every at-bat and deal with what every situation dictates.”

― Anthony Rizzo

“I think the Mogadishu effect, if I had to define it, is we need to be more careful where we decide to commit US forces, and for what reason, and to make a clear judgment as to what we can and can’t do and whether it’s in our interests, or we could afford the resources that it would take to make the situation right.”

― Anthony Zinni

“When someone makes a mistake, it’s right to underline this type of situation and find the best solution to avoid the same mistake in the future.”

― Antonio Conte

“Every coach, during a game, it is important to understand the situation to change.”

― Antonio Conte

“Every manager must be prepared to face every situation.”

― Antonio Conte

“I don’t want to go into the situation of the other teams, other clubs, other managers. Every single club decides their own strategy.”

― Antonio Conte

“When I look at our roster, I’m sure all of you have printed that I’m coming up on 35, and given my situation and my salary structure and all that, yeah, I have to wonder if this team is going to make moves and they haven’t.”

― Antonio Davis

“When I write short fiction or novellas, I like to leave a hint of the fantastic, of the unreal. If you write a completely fantastic novel with ghosts and everything, the effect is less powerful than if you portray an absolutely realistic situation and, in the middle of this, you put a layer of fantasy, of mystery.”

― Antonio Munoz Molina

“Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“I find it really cheap when people talk about an issue just for the sake of talking and are not making any difference to the actual situation.”

― Anushka Sharma

“Don’t let your upbringing, your surroundings, whatever situation you are living in, don’t let those stop you from being the greatest you that you can be.”

― Aquaria

“We don’t have any intention whatsoever to use military force to solve the Palestinian problem. But when it comes to terror – when it comes to terror, I believe that military – the right military steps is a very, very complicated kind of warfare, where I make every effort not to escalate the situation.”

― Ariel Sharon

“I don’t see any situation where Israel will not be sitting on the Golan Heights.”

― Ariel Sharon

“We live in an increasingly sophisticated world that makes it difficult to make simple comments on stuff. There are too many people on both sides of the border who are taking advantage of circumstances and the situation.”

― Arlo Guthrie

“It’s a blessing and a curse. But it’s not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don’t recommend acting at all.”

― Armand Assante

“On the contrary, the characteristic element of the present situation is that economic questions have finally and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics.”

― Arthur Henderson

“I don’t storyboard. I guess it dates back to my days in live television, where there was no possibility of storyboarding and everything was shot right on the spot – on the air, as we say – at the moment we were transmitting. I prefer to be open to what the actors do, how they interact to the given situation.”

― Arthur Penn

“Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“Is there one specific source that determines correct morality and everybody should follow that? Or should individuals come up with following that source or not depending on their situation?”

― Asghar Farhadi

“For me, character comes from a specific condition or situation. I cannot really define a character outside that situation.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“Agencies must know who they are accountable to. If the agencies know who they are accountable to but we cannot say who they are accountable to, then really it is a very sad situation that is bound to be misused. It is bound to affect human rights.”

― Asma Jahangir

“Obviously when it comes to the question of telling stories about other people’s lives in a situation as political as South Africa, you get to be political.”

― Athol Fugard

“For most of my writing life, I’ve refused to allow myself to believe that writing was a significant form of action. I always felt very uneasy about the fact that all I did was write in a situation as desperate as apartheid South Africa. Whether I was correct or not is a different issue.”

― Athol Fugard

“MPs are members in Delhi Development Authority. They can improve land allotment in schools, colleges, hospitals. MPs head the district-wise committee on monitoring how government bodies function. So, incrementally, MPs on their own can improve the situation.”

― Atishi

“I think the situation in Toronto is such that there are funding organizations which make it easy for a film to raise more money than it needs and very often that works against a film.”

― Atom Egoyan

“In voiceover, all you have to worry about is your voice and practicing with your voice and then being able to understand what the situation and whatnot is happening. And you have endless amounts of film to perfect the character.”

― Atticus Shaffer

“Blacks have traditionally had to operate in a situation where whites have set themselves up as the custodians of the black experience.”

― August Wilson

“Private-equity and hedge-fund guys typically come into a situation of mediocrity, where rapid change may result in a profit.”

― Austin Ligon

“I think it’s important to be that strong woman and to follow your passions regardless of what your situation is.”

― Ayesha Curry

“When you can’t do what you love all of a sudden because of an uncontrollable situation, it sucks.”

― Ayesha Curry

“With ‘Badhaai Ho,’ the lines are so quirky and the situation is so humorous, awkward, and bizarre that people are taking away a lot from the film. The dialogues are amazing. We aren’t trying to make people laugh, but the situation is like that, that people are laughing.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“Family first, always, no matter what the situation.”

― Baker Mayfield

“It is important that the right of Israel to exist should be respected and also the viable Palestinian authorities, in terms of political and financial situation, be supported so that both can live side by side in peace and security. That is a two-state solution.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“When I was born, my father was a copper miner in Butte, Montana. It was a hard-core, blue-collar situation.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Southern Appalachians have been ridiculed since the country began. In fiction, they’re usually depicted in a cartoonish manner. The region is poor, and very suspicious of outsiders, so there’s a sort of ‘us versus them’ situation. They’re easy to poke fun at.”

― Barbara Kingsolver

“When you fully understand the situation, it is worse than you think.”

― Barry Commoner

“Some actors are supposed to be very difficult, but I’ve not found that to be the situation.”

― Barry Levinson

“Most of the early monks were not ordained. It was the pastoral work they undertook with the faithful that, over the centuries, gradually led to the present situation in which most monks are ordained priests.”

― Basil Hume

“Not everything is seen that happens on the pitch – the teammate in a good position, where it might get dangerous, how a situation develops.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“Creating a role is an interesting thing – each show or each situation is different.”

― Bebe Neuwirth

“We have allowed a situation to develop in which it is legal for a multibillion dollar industry to own, wholly and in perpetuity, the intimate and personal details of children.”

― Beeban Kidron

“We want for everyone to be treated with dignity and respect in any situation. And so we’ve been thinking about how do we use our platform to empower women. More than half of our hosts are women, and many are using the extra income to start their own businesses.”

― Belinda Johnson

“One of the ways that you reveal character is by getting a character into a situation and seeing what they do.”

― Ben Bass

“The best solution to income inequality is providing a high-quality education for everybody. In our highly technological, globalized economy, people without education will not be able to improve their economic situation.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Certainly, 9 percent unemployment and very slow growth is not a good situation.”

― Ben Bernanke

“You’re going to be much less likely to point the finger at somebody and create a huge brouhaha when it wasn’t necessary if you had stopped and asked yourself, ‘Could I have done things to prevent this situation?’”

― Ben Carson

“With everything that is complex, we learn. If you don’t learn, then it’s an utter and abject failure. If you do learn, and you’re able to apply that to the next situation, then you take away a measure of success.”

― Ben Carson

“Activism could be defined as activities engaged in by individuals to change there of others situation.”

― Ben Edwards

“When you take over a screwed-up situation, you need time.”

― Ben Howland

“For me, I always try and deliver. Regardless of the situation, I always try and play hard every time I step out on the court. If I don’t deliver and play well, then I know I haven’t been working hard enough.”

― Ben Simmons

“Your one certainty in life, your power as a human being, is that you have a choice in every situation about what you do next and about how you take what has happened to you.”

― Ben Whishaw

“There is a fundamental situation in which the country has reached rock bottom, that a mother can’t send her children out of the house in the morning. The country has reached rock bottom and this needs to be changed.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“The difference between a child’s aspiration and that family’s situation, is the exact measurement of that family’s frustrations.”

― Benjamin Todd Jealous

“But in due course it became evident that not only a physical situation qua physics, but the meaning of that situation to people, was sometimes a factor, through the behavior of people, in the start of a fire.”

― Benjamin Whorf

“The situation in America is when it starts moving there, all the bands from England move over to America and work from there, so that they’re available all the time for everyone that wants them in person.”

― Benny Anderson

“I always have a ping-pong table in the studio. If you’re with an artist and you notice the situation is going south a little bit, it’s like, ‘You wanna play ping-pong or foosball?’ Or, ‘You wanna go grab somethin’ to eat?’ And then you just like talk to them and relax them and get them comfortable and get yourself comfortable.”

― Benny Blanco

“I’m glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I’ve been in, the communication feels great here with Russell. He really pays close attention to what I’m doing because he cares.”

― Benny Green

“I don’t react and think off emotions – that gets you in a bad situation.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“If you have a situation where you need help, it doesn’t make any difference where it comes from.”

― Bert Lance

“God wants us to believe Him to be huge, even if we don’t know what to believe Him for in a particular situation and circumstance. I can believe God to be God, to come and show Himself mighty and merciful in that situation, even if I don’t really know biblically what I’m to ask Him for.”

― Beth Moore

“In the statement accompanying the text of Lahore Conspiracy Case Ordinance, the Viceroy had stated that the accused in this case were trying to bring both law and justice into contempt. The situation afforded us an opportunity to show to the public whether we were trying to bring law into contempt or whether others were doing so.”

― Bhagat Singh

“Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“If Thai citizens still hold this harmony in their hearts, there is hope that in whatever the situation, Thailand will surely get through it safely and with stability.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“If a kid is born into a tough situation with no means of dealing with it, you end up with kids who are mentally ill and have no way of reaching out.”

― Big Narstie

“Situation comedies are old-fashioned – they stick to formulas. I resent their music which is old fashioned. I resent the use of a laugh track.”

― Bill Bixby

“The male image has been so pulled down by situation comedy in the last 15 years, it is frightening. I don’t like what has happened to the American male.”

― Bill Bixby

“Certainly I’ll never be able to put myself in the situation that people growing up in the less developed countries are in. I’ve gotten a bit of a sense of it by being out there and meeting people and talking with them.”

― Bill Gates

“It’s a sad situation when you have to talk crap about other organizations that you know your paths are never going to cross competitively.”

― Bill Goldberg

“When the phone started ringing too many times, I had to take it back to what I can handle. I take my chances on a job or a person as opposed to a situation. I don’t like to have a situation placed over my head.”

― Bill Murray

“I think Westerns are always so great for clearing out the clutter and the ambiguities, and getting right to the broad strokes of that kind of situation.”

― Bill Pullman

“I’m intrigued by a tough situation, and I try to do something with it.”

― Bill Pullman

“We try to create a situation where we’re the casino. It’s like how an actuary would set insurance rates. Predictability, predictability, predictability. What’s the path to least risk? What’s the greater chance of getting some return on this asset?”

― Billy Beane

“I pride myself in being able to survive just about any situation on stage now. I can handle pressure.”

― Billy Crystal

“In all probability, when the 1919 series is over, a diagnosis of it will show that the final result was brought about by some unusual situation or freak happening that was given no consideration when the relative strength of the two clubs was considered.”

― Billy Evans

“I think that the climate within the band has changed, it’s now in a more functional situation.”

― Billy Sherwood

“An actor entering through the door, you’ve got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you’ve got a situation.”

― Billy Wilder

“I am quite excited that Moi is leaving. Kenyans have changed. We have a free press, and it is no longer a situation of ‘follow in my footsteps.’”

― Binyavanga Wainaina

“I’ve had to ban my mum from coming to see me play. She gets so nervous before any show. I’ve always got a few nerves but she’s so much worse than me. You’d think she’d be able to handle that kind of situation. After all, she is a concert pianist.”

― Birdy

“In the rich world, the environmental situation has improved dramatically. In the United States, the most important environmental indicator, particulate air pollution, has been cut by more than half since 1955, rivers and coastal waters have dramatically improved, and forests are increasing.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“You can’t change nothing unless you want to change it, and then if you don’t like whatever situation it is, just grow from it, learn from it, don’t let it happen again.”

― Blac Chyna

“I don’t go into a situation trying to knock somebody over. It’s just the way I play: physical.”

― Blake Griffin

“I’ve never really had a competitive relationship in any work situation.”

― Blake Lively

“I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.”

― Bo Bennett

“The debt ceiling at some point has to be raised. I don’t think there’s anybody that questions the fact that if we ended up getting in a situation where the U.S. government was sending out IOUs like the state of California did at one point, that ends up creating quite a brand problem for our country.”

― Bob Corker

“The highest of highs is to have a new routine that you’re just breaking in and that’s working, and that’s – you’re one step removed doing a situation comedy because you have a live audience there.”

― Bob Newhart

“People are meant to be certain places, and I think I’m meant to be on a sound stage doing situation comedy.”

― Bob Newhart

“Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution, the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation.”

― Bob Schaffer

“I might say something in Spanish; it all depends on how I’m feeling, what the situation is.”

― Bobby Bonilla

“I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

― Bobby Jindal

“We ran three cars last year. Unfortunately, as time went on, we did have to let a few people go, which we regretted, but just because of the situation.”

― Bobby Rahal

“Nobody told me that I would be just a player to be exchanged. Nobody likes to be a part of that situation, especially not me.”

― Bojan Krkic

“I mostly write about the working poor. Somehow, they’re not being written about much anymore. I’m very interested in people who are in a situation that needs a little puzzling out. The thing that gets me started on a story is a person in a tough situation.”

― Bonnie Jo Campbell

“I have been working for Africans since I was 18, when I got involved with the Nelson Mandela concerts. I got involved with debt cancellation because Desmond Tutu demanded that the world respond to that situation.”

― Bono

“We want peace and a political solution to the situation in Chechnya.”

― Boris Yeltsin

“But definitely, when a decision is taken, or when you are trying to oppose a decision, you are in a weaker position than the member states, because they know more about the situation than you. We gave information, but they never gave us any information.”

― Boutros Boutros-Ghali

“There is a greater fatigue concerning the African problem today than five or 10 years ago. The situation now in Africa is worse today than it was 10 years ago.”

― Boutros Boutros-Ghali

“I take complete and sole responsibility for my present situation.”

― Brad Delp

“I grew up in Inglewood, L.A., and South Central. I was always humbled by my situation. I would go on set and come home to my neighborhood and my block to my friends, and it would be a whole other story.”

― Brandon Adams

“It’s important to seize any opportunity one has to speak to their elected representatives, no matter the situation.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“I was fortunate enough to have a situation in my life where everything did shake out and hit rock bottom, and I did see who was standing there and really saw who had my back for real.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn’t make it worse.”

― Brendan Behan

“To sum up, the position we took was that since we didn’t know the internal situation in Iraq nor Saddam Hussein, that our best bet was to take counsel from the people who did know him and who did deal with him.”

― Brent Scowcroft

“In my situation, unlike some players who retire because they have no choice – either teams don’t want them or injuries have caused them to retire, and they just can’t do it – for me, I really had never thought I would give out mentally before I gave out physically, but I think that was the case.”

― Brett Favre

“I’m not tied to budgets. I’m tied to the story that I want to tell, and how much it’s going to cost is up to whatever the economic situation of the studio is.”

― Brett Ratner

“It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances – but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal.”

― Breyten Breytenbach

“I studied and grew as a man so that the situation of being wrongly accused wouldn’t define me.”

― Brian Banks

“I feel my situation is no different from anybody else’s experiences.”

― Brian Banks

“I idolize Gene Hackman. He is not a natural star, not an incandescent personality like Jack Nicholson, but he makes luminous the problems of being an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation.”

― Brian Dennehy

“Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach.”

― Brian Eno

“The reason I don’t tour is that I don’t know how to front a band. What would I do? I can’t really play anything well enough to deal with that situation.”

― Brian Eno

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

― Brian Eno

“I’m not like a Sears Catalog of ideas. I don’t have that many ideas. I’ve more or less written them over the years. Usually, I come up with a situation or a character, and it rattles around in my head until the story or the plot emerges.”

― Brian Helgeland

“I totally go against the theory that you got to win to be successful. It’s how you handle your situation.”

― Brian Kilmeade

“I was a nerd academically. But I was also an athlete and a musician. I never wanted to be shut out of any situation. I think it was that more than anything.”

― Brian McKnight

“So, then you find yourself in a situation where you have to do things because they’re on offer to you, because you don’t have much self-respect left. You just can’t say no, even to something that you’ve never done before. You just can’t help yourself.”

― Brian Molko

“When you have a situation where you’re hanging out with 20 or 30 other artists, then there’s insane amounts of creativity in the room.”

― Brian Stelfreeze

“Sometimes my lyrics may describe a situation that happened to a friend. Other times, I create a story from the ground up.”

― Bridgit Mendler

“It’s always a good situation to have the target be on you because that means you have been playing well.”

― Brock Osweiler

“If anybody knows that you need to be prepared regardless of the situation, that’s me.”

― Brock Osweiler

“The implication is that this basic idea we have that we are controlled by our genes is false. It’s an idea that turns us into victims. I’m saying we are the creators of our situation. The genes are merely the blueprints. We are the contractors, and we can adjust those blueprints. And we can even rewrite them.”

― Bruce Lipton

“When I was a kid there were a very select few channels – programmes had to have more of a large appeal and they just didn’t offer very much. Now you have a situation where the television world has expanded and there’s hundreds of channels.”

― Bryan Cranston

“What’s great about comedy, obviously, is that you set up a situation that people assume one thing and then you break the assumption. That’s basically the backbone to comedy. You set up a situation, let people make an assumption, and then you break the assumption.”

― Bryan Cranston

“But if too many countries, as has been the case, interfere too much in the internal affairs, the political situation of Afghanistan, then of course we can’t hope satisfactory results.”

― Bulent Ecevit

“’Bagdad Cafe’ was a film that changed many, many people’s lives… how they saw themselves and how they looked at their life situation. I thought I made a little movie. All the mail that I get is about how it changed lives, and that’s wonderful.”

― C. C. H. Pounder

“One of the things we want to do is find ways, first, to impress these parents how important it is to have children in a situation where they can respond to them and, second, to bring intergenerational relationships into play.”

― C. Everett Koop

“Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker T. Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking desperately for a way out, and he could see no way out except capitulation.”

― C. L. R. James

“Imagining what a character will do in a given situation – it’s like an equation, and working it out is a marathon rather than a sprint.”

― Callum Turner

“In a situation where it’s the child or the adult, I’m going with the child.”

― Campbell Brown

“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.”

― Carl Jung

“The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“Life is like school. You aren’t going to be born knowing what to do in every situation. You learn little by little.”

― Carlos Ruiz

“I think when you’re starting up a situation, it’s really fun texting or BBMing or whatever.”

― Carly Pope

“I can joke around and say I look and do the best, but honestly, I just feel like, whatever situation I’m in, I want to do the best at it and keep improving.”

― Carmella

“Northern Uganda presents a situation of extraordinary violation of the rights of children.”

― Carol Bellamy

“If you’ve worked with your managers or peers to push the envelope and really don’t have a way to grow within your role, it’s not a suitable long-term situation.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“Many women who have anorexia put their hearts in a compromised situation.”

― Carre Otis

“I had a few really bad years in school, just from not fitting in and being bullied. It was kind of brilliant being a military brat, though, because when you’re in that kind of situation, you just think, ‘I only have to hang on for another year, because then we’ll move. It’ll be fine if I can just get out of here.’”

― Carrie Vaughn

“Most films I work on, the people making the film are constantly second-guessing the executives of the studio, the producer, and the audience. It is very hard to accomplish anything in that situation.”

― Carter Burwell

“It’s a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it’s unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it’s really fantastic.”

― Cecilia Bartoli

“People’s financial situation has changed, and they surrender their cats all the time, because they’re downsizing or moving to a property where they are not allowed to have pets.”

― Celia Hammond

“In TV, you’re basically shooting an episode in 10 to 14 days; 14 days is a luxury situation. And in film, you have anywhere from a month to three months, or it can be even longer than that, depending on what the production is.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“The only people who distrust the cops are crooks. They’re not out there just harassing innocent people. Maybe sometimes they do. But there’s no inherent situation where cops are deliberately out there harassing people.”

― Charles Barkley

“Genius is independent of situation.”

― Charles Churchill

“Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.”

― Charles Dickens

“When people have a willpower failure, it’s because they haven’t anticipated a situation that’s going to come along.”

― Charles Duhigg

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

― Charles Edward Merriam

“I think he was explicit that it was a slave labor situation, but I was not alarmed at that point, because there were so many tragedies involved in that war. That was the first time I had any indication that something was sort of strange.”

― Charles Guggenheim

“When inflation begins to rise, that’s a situation we know how to deal with. When the economy is not doing well, and we’re stuck at zero, that’s one we don’t know so much about – or we know about it that it’s bad.”

― Charles L. Evans

“I tend to work on the principle that much humour relies on cognitive dissonance – on the foreground not matching the background, on the protagonist’s response to a situation being inappropriate, and so on.”

― Charles Stross

“And then as we played more and more as a trio, it became more and more of a situation where we realized we really knew how to use the fourth member of the group – that space. The thing about the trio is that it’s the biggest sound you can have with the smallest unit.”

― Charlie Hunter

“Being in the public eye, I have certainly gone through the tabloid situation where they come out with stories that are not true. I don’t read or pay attention to it.”

― Cheryl Tiegs

“Japan cannot conquer China with America in her rear, Soviet Russia on her right and England on her left – her most powerful enemies in the South Sea all flanking her. It is this international situation that constitutes one of Japan’s great weaknesses.”

― Chiang Kai-shek

“Once you allow yourself to identify with the people in a story, then you might begin to see yourself in that story even if on the surface it’s far removed from your situation.”

― Chinua Achebe

“I just don’t want to get in a situation where I’m negotiating my health for money.”

― Chris Borland

“I’m still learning more about myself and my situation and really, off the court, how to function there, because I’m kind of getting the taste of retirement now.”

― Chris Bosh

“I believe the only measure of government response shouldn’t be how much we spend on a situation, but rather how well we spend.”

― Chris Chocola

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

― Chris Chocola

“I feel like I’m ready for any dangerous situation that might come my way, provided I have a hammer on me.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“My first real kiss was actually on the set of ‘The Vampire’s Assistant’ with Jessica Carlson who plays my crush in the movie. I was 15, she was 14. It was actually her first kiss too, so it was an interesting situation!”

― Chris Massoglia

“Every now and then I’m in a situation where someone doesn’t recognize me, and I experience racism. Things like not being buzzed into a store or sitting in first class on a plane and having someone ask to see my ticket four times.”

― Chris Rock

“Comedy comes from a place of hurt. Charlie Chaplin was starving and broke in London, and that’s where he got his character ‘the tramp’ from. It’s a bad situation that he transformed into comedic one.”

― Chris Tucker

“It was stunning actually, because what you would hope for from our national leaders is some reflection, some understanding that the situation that we encountered in Iraq was not what we expected, that it was not what he said it would be.”

― Chris Van Hollen

“I’m trying to become just more clinical in every situation, whether it’s the final pass, the final shot, or whatever it is.”

― Christian Pulisic

“I’m an actor; I have an ego that is sometimes disproportionate to the reality of the situation.”

― Christian Slater

“Circumstance has no value. It is how one relates to a situation that has value. All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon… what it means to you.”

― Christopher McCandless

“Foreign policy is all about a universe of bad decisions, imperfect decisions; every situation is different. The dynamics, the atmospherics, the people, the pressures, the geopolitical realities shift.”

― Chuck Hagel

“When you’re dealing in situations that are uncontrollable and combustible, you try to stabilize the situation as quickly as you can and then work toward and work out toward democratic reform.”

― Chuck Hagel

“Music controls moods and accents life’s moments. It’s necessary for every situation.”

― Chuck Inglish

“I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation.”

― Chuck Jones

“I’ve never found that getting physical is ever the best response in a bar. You just have to make sure you keep your distance, and if it gets to a point where it gets aggressive, then the best thing to do is go get a bouncer and get the situation resolved intelligently.”

― Chuck Liddell

“To pay 60 musicians for rehearsal and performance is quite something, and I decided I wouldn’t be able to handle that kind of situation financially again, unless somebody else was taking care of that end of it.”

― Chuck Mangione

“I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn’t responsible in terms of what our country needed right then.”

― Claire McCaskill

“It’s an odd situation: I could not write about someone for whom I felt no affection or admiration.”

― Claire Tomalin

“Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought.”

― Clara Zetkin

“For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny.”

― Clara Zetkin

“The most disastrous phenomenon of the current situation is the factor that imperialism is employing for its own ends all the powers of the proletariat, all of its institutions and weapons, which its fighting vanguard has created for its war of liberation.”

― Clara Zetkin

“There are times when it’s absolutely appropriate to march up to someone, stick out your hand and introduce yourself, and times when it’s best to let your male cameraman or producer do the talking and hang back until you’ve felt out the situation.”

― Clarissa Ward

“When you play in the Champions League, you are switched on – very, very smart and focused on every situation.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“No matter what the situation you’re in, if you’re raised in a loving environment, that’s the most important thing.”

― Clay Aiken

“The ‘Hellraiser’ situation was pretty darn wonderful and very unusual. Nor did I understand how radically unusual the thesis of ‘Nightbreed’ was.”

― Clive Barker

“Being out there in a high-pressure situation with a live audience and a live TV camera on you, it brings something out.”

― CM Punk

“The experience of pregnancy – it depends on your situation, but it can be quite isolating.”

― Cobie Smulders

“Self-defence helps with your confidence, and if you ever find yourself in that type of situation, you are more physically capable.”

― Cobie Smulders

“We have to be thankful for what we have. A lot of kids would love to be in our situation, and we realize that.”

― Cole Sprouse

“A lot of them have families to feed, and I think it’s a tragic situation where players aren’t comfortable speaking what’s on their mind or what’s right because they’re afraid of consequences that come along with it. That’s not an ideal environment for anybody.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”

― Colin Powell

“So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence, I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation.”

― Colin Quinn

“My stand-up act? I combine the fact that the world is a violent place with the fact that each person is responsible for the situation they are in.”

― Colin Quinn

“’Jurassic Park’ isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“Any time you have a situation in which you are calling for more time rather than calling for Iraq to immediately comply, it plays into the hands of Saddam Hussein.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“I trained with the FBI in Portland and I also had many conversations with female FBI agents in Los Angeles, as well. That was again something that also came in very handy for Basic, because I’d learned already how to handle a gun and how to behave just physically when you’re in a situation, a threat. That was very good to know.”

― Connie Nielsen

“I feel you’re in charge of your own situation.”

― Conor McGregor

“When someone drew a picture of Pope John wearing an Avis ‘We try harder’ button, those words no longer meant which car rental to patronize, and yet some of the overtones from its original meaning are there and make a contribution to the new situation.”

― Corita Kent

“’Born to Do It’ took a kid out of a council estate and put my mum into a home of her own. It changed my whole family’s situation, and all from doing something that I loved.”

― Craig David

“That’s the reason some schools of thinking don’t rule out a destruction of the Chinese military potential before the situation grows worse than it is today. It’s bad enough now.”

― Curtis LeMay

“Sometime in the future – 25, 50, 75 years hence – what will the situation be like then? By that time the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too.”

― Curtis LeMay

“There’s an ongoing ‘water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink’ situation at my house in terms of both pens and paper.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“The situation in the United States is becoming more dire for average ordinary Americans and the last thing we need to do is to spend money on death, destruction and war.”

― Cynthia McKinney

“A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“Ever since I was a kid, whatever situation I was presented with, I always made the most of it.”

― Daley Thompson

“When my lady and I sit down and watch TV, I find she gets annoyed at characters because they don’t do what she would do in the situation. I’m always like, ‘Well, she has to do that because that’s what the story is.’”

― Dallas Roberts

“I’ll make a general comment about this whole dependence on ‘celebrities.’ I object to this situation as it is right now, where they have inadvertently or manipulatively become the spokespeople for the African continent.”

― Dambisa Moyo

“Life must continue, even with the security situation so bad, because I have ambitions. I love this sport too much.”

― Dana Hussein

“If it feels right and I’m not going against any energy in myself or the situation, there would be no limit.”

― Dana Plato

“If al Qaeda or any other enemy of our country manages to create a situation or explode a bomb or murder or incapacitate large numbers of our people, we cannot wait for 7 weeks of a special election in order to deal with that.”

― Dana Rohrabacher

“A zombie apocalypse isn’t the most jovial situation.”

― Danai Gurira

“In this situation I was constantly exposed to danger and death.”

― Daniel Boone

“At some point, life starts to pass you by and becomes about avoidance. I want to stay clear from that situation, because I don’t like that.”

― Daniel Craig

“The worst situation you can have in a thriller is a lead who looks like he can handle himself.”

― Daniel Craig

“Shoes are strange things. If you take your shoes off in a situation in which you’re vulnerable, you’ll feel 10 times more vulnerable.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“If the crew is hit by the situation that we’re trying to portray, I think we get a real and a stronger moment with the camerawork and the actors.”

― Daniel Espinosa

“There are very few places in the world where you have to learn a language with no language in common. It’s called a monolingual field situation.”

― Daniel Everett

“No matter if we’re in a contentious situation or simply engaging in an everyday interaction, we should aspire to have the strength to be kind always. If each of us shared this aspiration, we’d all be better off.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“The most important reason why it’s dangerous to risk all your chips pre-flop is that you simply can’t be certain that you are even in a coin flip situation at that time.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“I’m not clean or even vaguely pleasant to be around in a domestic situation.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“It’s just so hard growing up: you go through things, especially acting – I go to a different set every couple of months, and you meet an entirely new group of people that are around you 24/7. It’s not an easy situation to go into when you’re a shy person.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“A book begins with an image or character or situation that I care about deeply.”

― Danielle Steel

“Treat everyone the way you would want to be treated… this can be applied to any situation.”

― Dante Hall

“In each scene, the writer sets up a situation, which brings a conflict as well as either a small victory or a loss at the close of that particular scene.”

― Darin Strauss

“It’s always important to recognize your situation and not take it for granted.”

― Darren Criss

“When you’re in a situation that is foreign to you, you just have to pull yourself together and adapt.”

― Dasha Zhukova

“I’m a Ph.D. in economics, and so you analyze every situation uniquely because every international situation is unique.”

― Dave Brat

“My brand of humor is trying to play the situation as real as possible because I’m not the type of guy who is a joke a minute.”

― Dave Franco

“The saddest part of the human race is we’re obsessed with this idea of ‘us and them,’ which is really a no-win situation, whether it’s racial, cultural, religious or political.”

― Dave Matthews

“The Bible clearly says that when we have a problem with our brother, we are to go to them and try to resolve the situation.”

― Dave Ramsey

“Just by existing as men, we are automatically guilty of everything in some people’s minds. And, on top of that, we’ve created a situation in the media where men are only allowed to talk about politics and sport.”

― Dave Rubin

“Learning how to get a point across is pretty useful in any situation.”

― Daveed Diggs

“The climate, the economic situation, rising birth rates; none of these things give me a lot of hope or reason to be optimistic.”

― David Attenborough

“No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you, you can be deprived of coverage. No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you get seriously ill, you can get thrown off your insurance. Seniors don’t want to go back to paying more for their prescription drugs.”

― David Axelrod

“Every situation has changed me as a person.”

― David Beckham

“I don’t think I’m really in a situation to complain, because I consider myself to be privileged to be doing what I do.”

― David Beckham

“It amazes me sometimes that even intelligent people will analyze a situation or make a judgement after only recognizing the standard or traditional structure of a piece.”

― David Bowie

“I have all the admiration in the world for somebody like Bono, who really puts himself on the line and tries actively to do something about our world situation.”

― David Bowie

“Well, Marx is having a comeback. I hear him mentioned a lot in terms of the global financial situation and the general sense of injustice out there. A lot of economic experts in America refer to him without actually using the M word, but he’s around.”

― David Byrne

“There’s nothing unusual about a single language dying. But what’s going on today is extraordinary when we compare the situation to what has happened in the past. We’re seeing languages dying out on a massive scale.”

― David Crystal

“I’m constantly amazed by the ability a child has to show sympathy, to read emotions, to get to the heart of any situation. It’s unfiltered and completely inspiring.”

― David Duchovny

“Partly because of the desperate economic situation in the country, what were once the leading institutions of conservatism are constrained.”

― David Frum

“The Barack who was so successful in Illinois in a Republican-controlled legislative situation for most of his time and who was a very outspoken progressive voice, that’s not the man who we ended up having as president.”

― David Garrow

“Previously people were treated anonymously particular on a drugs situation which is obviously highly emotive. They have been treated anonymously even after the verdict had been reached.”

― David Gill

“Exercising and eating properly will build your physical and mental strength to endure the stressful situation.”

― David H. Murdock

“In a world of cell phones and satellite feeds – a world in which the president can sit in the White House situation room and watch a military action unfold on the other side of the world – it is not realistic to expect TV news to be anything but what it has become: a ceaseless flow of words and images that may or may not be accurate.”

― David Horsey

“Sometimes in the most tragic situation, something just profoundly funny happens.”

― David Hyde Pierce

“Terms like ‘good’ and ‘bad’ are extremely simplistic in what is a far more complex situation.”

― David Icke

“Don’t get me started on BBC salaries. We were never the big league. Situation comedy has always been the poor relation in the television entertainment business.”

― David Jason

“There is a good side to every situation.”

― David Joseph Schwartz

“Oh yeah – for sure – hardly a week doesn’t go by when I don’t hear something wonderful that someone has made in some low-budget situation, primarily with a view to selling a few hundred copies at their concerts.”

― David Knopfler

“V is like a mythical situation. It’s an allegory for what could happen. V has philosophies within it that actually warn against things like that happening.”

― David Lloyd

“You cannot hide yourself from any situation.”

― David Luiz

“I love information. I want to stay current. I don’t want to be under-informed. But I’m busy. Sometimes, I need an instant overview of a situation that I can grasp in a second.”

― David McCandless

“I know in my situation, my mind works more than everything else. I’ve been like that my whole career.”

― David Ortiz

“When we are exposed to a real or perceived threatening situation, powerful things happen in the brain to memorialize aspects of the event, including all manner of associated circumstances like where, when and how it occurred.”

― David Perlmutter

“The situation in Iraq was dire at the end of 2006, when President George W. Bush decided to implement the surge and selected me to command it. Indeed, when I returned to Baghdad in early February 2007, I found the conditions there to be even worse than I had expected.”

― David Petraeus

“We’re facing headwinds from Europe. Europe doing the right things here to stabilize their situation is important to our small businesses, our workers, the middle class here, and overall economy.”

― David Plouffe

“In order to know the true situation of a Planet at any particular time, the small set of balls are to be put each on its respective axis; then the winch to be turned round until each index points to the given time.”

― David Rittenhouse

“Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.”

― David Seabury

“Why did I leave Valencia? Because the club needed me to. I was happy there and wouldn’t have left, but the situation the club was in demanded it.”

― David Silva

“If you put yourself in a situation of unpredictability and then find that it’s completely possible to accept it, then you become an observer.”

― David Tudor

“You have to have a plan. This isn’t wishing. Instead of always being in a hopeful situation – like, ‘I hope one day …’ – let’s claim it now.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“In a situation like the Rumble, I’m looking around constantly and keeping my back against a rope as much as possible so I can see what’s going on.”

― Dean Ambrose

“I kind of miss that whole NXT thing. When I was there, it was Florida Championship Wrestling with Seth Rollins and the other guys who were there. I wrestled on, like, local-access Florida TV in front of 30 people. It was a tiny little situation.”

― Dean Ambrose

“My bag is acting or getting into an amusing situation and then sharing my amusement.”

― Dean Jones

“To know how a character will behave in any given situation is a necessity and a gift.”

― Deanna Raybourn

“As you say goodbye to lingering disappointments and unattended grief, you will discover that every person, situation and painful incident comes bearing gifts.”

― Debbie Ford

“Compassion knows that choosing the higher road in any situation is the most loving option for you.”

― Debbie Ford

“With devotion at the center of your awareness, you don’t have to refer to your past in order to make a choice of how to respond or react in any given situation.”

― Debbie Ford

“The ideal situation would be to bypass all of the drama and mayhem and just get the music right to the people. I’m confident that we’ll eventually figure it out.”

― Debbie Gibson

“No matter how bleak the situation into which we have been thrown by the global economy, it does offer opportunities. Designers need only invent them.”

― Debbie Millman

“I don’t want to make fictional characters who are perfect – that’s a vanilla situation – but the fact is you are allowed to more carefully select and curate what it is you’re going to explore.”

― Debra Granik

“I teach people that no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence if you just stay within your center.”

― Deepak Chopra

“Yes… I miss that everyone in Ireland tries to knock some humour out of every situation. I don’t think I appreciated that. It’s unique to Ireland.”

― Deirdre O’Kane

“With any actor, if you know your character well enough, you’ll know pretty much what he would say under any circumstance, or whatever situation might rear its head.”

― Denis Leary

“The whole of the situation of the Conservative Party today springs from that night when they dismissed the best prime minister the country had had since Churchill.”

― Denis Thatcher

“You always pray for a healthy child, and in this situation, Naieya was born with Spina Bifida… We had choices on the table, and choices to terminate the pregnancy. We could have went on with our lives, and that would have been it, but we decided to take on the challenge.”

― Deontay Wilder

“All my prayers go out to Tyson Fury. I know it’s difficult to be in his situation.”

― Deontay Wilder

“I can adapt to any environment or any situation I need to, so I am ready to go to Russia. You take what you get or start crying about it, but I am re-doing ‘Rocky IV.’ I am doing the black ‘Rocky.’”

― Deontay Wilder

“In 1968, the situation at Harvard was not one of which we can be proud. In that year, the proportion of minority persons in salary and wage positions was approximately 3 per cent. Virtually no minority workers were employed on Harvard construction projects.”

― Derek Bok

“I remember going from rookie ball to A, to double A, then to triple A. At every level it seemed like the game was faster. The bigger the situation, the more the game speeds up. That’s all mental. It messes people up.”

― Derek Jeter

“I get nervous watching teammates. I get nervous for them. Late in the game, pressure situation, I’m nervous for them.”

― Derek Jeter

“I don’t go into a game thinking I’m going to run more than I’m going to pass. So it just depends on what the defense is going to bring in the situation of the game and what happens that play.”

― Deshaun Watson

“When I was younger, I used to wrestle, and I feel that it contributed to my athletic ability because as a wrestler you have to be an all-encompassed athlete. You need stamina, strength, endurance and mental capacity. You also have to learn how to adapt in any situation.”

― Dhani Jones

“Unfortunately I don’t live by a Target now, so I just go to a regular Starbucks as opposed to a Starbucks nested inside a Target, which is my ideal situation. That works out for me. I like that white noise, those interruptions, and the people around me.”

― Diablo Cody

“It’s a tribute to the human brain that anyone is able to function out there on television in a talk situation that is entirely artificial.”

― Dick Cavett

“I think in some cases busing did improve the situation in some areas; in some cases it didn’t. We had busing in St. Louis, and it has been ended and we are using other methods of trying to better integrate the schools.”

― Dick Gephardt

“Just being a Negro doesn’t qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.”

― Dick Gregory

“Due to the fact that I experienced personally the situation of a political prisoner, I have an historical commitment to all those that were or are prisoners just because they expressed their views, their public opinion, their own opinions.”

― Dilma Rousseff

“We can stay in Afghanistan and stabilize the situation, or we can get out and win, or we can get out and lose.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“Playing at different positions is a challenge, and I’ve always believed that I can play in any situation and at any number in the batting order.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“You can’t be in a situation where you are not happy. It’s as simple as that.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“I’ve been in just about every situation as a player and coach and manager. I’ve been in the playoffs, World Series, and I know how to get there.”

― Don Baylor

“Really, throughout my career, what I’ve done is taken teams with bad records and with every situation I’ve made them better.”

― Don Nelson

“I cannot tell a joke. But I can do a situation, that it becomes a joke.”

― Don Rickles

“The process of creation goes on all the time. When I get through, I feel I know what the character will do in every situation. But the building up of the part is not mechanical or deliberate. It grows out of the text.”

― Donald Pleasence

“If we’re going to get this country out of its current energy situation, we can’t just conserve our way out; we can’t just drill our way out; we can’t bomb our way out. We’re going to do it the old-fashioned American way, we’re going to invent our way out, working together.”

― Donald Sadoway

“If we want to protect people against dictators or repression or torture, don’t you need that rule to be universal so as to not end up with a situation where we do so only when it is comfortable, profitable and safe?”

― Donald Tusk

“It’s not the ideal situation to have two directors. It’s just not the ideal thing.”

― Donna McKechnie

“I sometimes like the situation that forces you to rely on your instinct and impulses.”

― Donna Murphy

“It’s nice to have a situation where you can make it fun.”

― Doug Flutie

“There’s no doubt that what has emerged in the years after 9/11, unlike the situation in Britain, there were practices sanctioned in the U.S. that fall far below the standard of conduct that should have taken place. It is for the American system of government, in all of its branches, to address that. It is not for a British politician.”

― Douglas Alexander

“Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became.”

― Douglas Bader

“You must adapt to the situation. This is where the pictures come from.”

― Douglas Kirkland

“With the situation now, people might be intrigued to see how a country coped with war all those years ago.”

― Dougray Scott

“I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.”

― Dr. Seuss

“I’m a very modest person. But I’m also extremely confident. And if you put me in the situation or in the moment, I’m gonna have some swagger, I’m gonna have some cockiness.”

― Drew Brees

“When you are dealing with something that’s crazy, you still want actors to play characters and find the reality of the situation, no matter how absurd the situation is.”

― Drew Goddard

“I’ve had the benefit of doing pretty much everything. So I’m really pretty comfortable in any situation.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“I’m pretty prepared for anything. You could shove me out there in any situation – I’ve done it.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“Al Qaeda will always focus on us, the United States. And they will take advantage of any situation.”

― Dutch Ruppersberger

“I learned a lot about a traumatic situation and what it does to you. It really brings you closer to your family and your loved ones.”

― Dylan O’Brien

“The two major challenges for the 21st century are to improve the economic situation of the majority and save as much of the planet as we can.”

― E. O. Wilson

“The economic and social problems would tend to become, like the military situation, more and more difficult as time went on and we became more and more isolated.”

― Eamon de Valera

“The kids from the streets don’t want preaching or messages. They want what they can identify with. They want to hear about the reality of their situation, not fairy tales. They don’t care if it’s ugly; they just want reality.”

― Eazy-E

“It was inevitable at some point that I would bump into one of my father’s plays. The reality of the situation is that I’m a jobbing actor, and any actor would give their eye-teeth to have one of those roles. It’s a no-brainer! I’m pleased the stars have aligned around ‘Arcadia.’”

― Ed Stoppard

“To me, wrestling is therapy. No matter how bad my personal situation is, when I step into the ring, all my troubles disappear. My baggage stays in the back where it belongs.”

― Eddie Guerrero

“I’ve never really let any kind of negative things affect me, generally. I would take a positive out of the most desperately horrible situation.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“It’s always a Catch-22 situation. They hate you if you’re the same, and they hate you if you’re different.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“I’m not a rock star. Sure I am, to a certain extent because of the situation, but when kids ask me how it feels to be a rock star, I say leave me alone, I’m not a rock star. I’m not in it for the fame, I’m in it because I like to play.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“I can excel in any situation, and like I’ve said, I’m not pro-WWE or anti-ECW – I’m pro-Edge. I don’t care about promotions; I care about myself, plain and simple.”

― Edge

“In my life I have always found ways of dealing with a situation.”

― Eduard Shevardnadze

“I believe that with the help of foreign countries – and under that condition only, because they have no other source of financing – the new government may temporarily extricate Georgia from the current situation.”

― Eduard Shevardnadze

“In Rio we built a Center of Operations, a situation room that gathers information from municipal departments and allows us to manage and help decision-making. I can check the weather, the traffic and the location of city’s waste collection trucks. Each of 4,000 buses in the city has a camera connected to the situation room.”

― Eduardo Paes

“You have to go to the ultimate situation in drama.”

― Edward Bond

“Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, its situation is marvellous.”

― Edward Burnett Tylor

“Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.”

― Edward de Bono

“Anyone who isn’t confused really doesn’t understand the situation.”

― Edward R. Murrow

“Behind every piece of paper lies a human situation.”

― Edward T. Hall

“So the animal finally performs in that situation only the fitting act.”

― Edward Thorndike

“When, instead of merely associating some act with some situation in the animal way, we think the situation out, we have a set of particular feelings of its elements.”

― Edward Thorndike

“Israel will not tolerate a situation in which Iran has effective control of non-conventional weapons that can be used directly against the state of Israel.”

― Ehud Olmert

“The situation of any leader in the Middle East is not easy.”

― Ehud Olmert

“The Goldstone Committee was formed in April of 2009, after I was not prime minister. So it was a new political situation.”

― Ehud Olmert

“As long as there are no negotiations with the Palestinians, Israel is and will continue to be in a difficult situation.”

― Ehud Olmert

“After the situation I had with my concussion in 2015, how long and lasting the effects were, I’m just more careful about it.”

― Elana Meyers

“I believe that ultimately the situation in Kosovo can only be resolved through self-determination.”

― Eliot Engel

“Every situation can be substantially improved; even the sky is not the limit.”

― Eliyahu Goldratt

“Every situation, no matter how complex it initially looks, is exceedingly simple.”

― Eliyahu Goldratt

“Generally, we try to have a situation where the person is healthy, so you’re not confounded by disease. So, that means that healthy individuals are donating their blood samples for the studies.”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“Essentially and most simply put, plot is what the characters do to deal with the situation they are in. It is a logical sequence of events that grow from an initial incident that alters the status quo of the characters.”

― Elizabeth George

“But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world.”

― Elizabeth Moon

“Because it’s difficult to have a career as an artist, and in every situation where it’s difficult to have a career, it’s even harder for women, for all the other reasons that it’s harder in other fiercely contested fields.”

― Elizabeth Price

“It is wrong for any person to ever judge someone in any situation saying, ‘Well, why didn’t you try to run? Why didn’t you scream? Why didn’t you try to do something?’ That is so wrong and, frankly, offensive to even ask that question.”

― Elizabeth Smart

“We perceive through our senses a person, a situation or an event, and in an instant, we project our mental models – our fears, background and experiences – onto that perception. This often results in cognitive errors, which means we judge and respond incorrectly.”

― Elizabeth Thornton

“Unfair servicing practices can worsen a family’s already difficult economic situation, and the injury echoes from the family to the community and ultimately throughout the economy.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“With all the awards I’ve won, you’d think that I’d at least be able to make a living. It’s a really terrible situation.”

― Ellen Burstyn

“I’m playing George quite a bit differently this season, and I’m glad you picked up on the fact that she kind of made peace with her situation at the end of last season.”

― Ellen Muth

“Even though you can have a youthful energy, it doesn’t mean that you can’t know a lot and bring a lot to the situation.”

― Elliot Knight

“If the large power voluntarily abstains from using its full power or feels the strategic situation to be such that it cannot do so, it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power.”

― Elliot Richardson

“What does ‘politicizing intelligence’ mean? Using intel, or more often, partial intel, to produce an effect in line with White House policies rather than giving a full picture of a particular situation.”

― Elliott Abrams

“An effective U.S. policy toward Sudan – one capable of changing the situation in the south and affecting the lives of its people – will require top-level attention and a great deal of energy. It should have three elements: aid, diplomacy, and financial disclosure.”

― Elliott Abrams

“The whole government publicity situation has everybody in the news business almost in despair, with half a dozen agencies following different lines.”

― Elmer Davis

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

― Elvira Nabiullina

“A lot of times when you go through a very traumatic situation and it’s emotionally difficult to deal with you come back spiritually stronger. It changes you in a way.”

― Elvis Stojko

“A memoir is always the most authentic telling of a situation, but a novel gets to different places.”

― Emma Donoghue

“Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it’s kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there’s nothing funny or lighthearted.”

― Emma Stone

“We should not replicate the situation where one country is in a situation to hijack the rest of Europe because they organize a referendum.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“When you discuss your steel industry with China you are credible because you are part of the E.U., not because you are just U.K. You will be completely killed otherwise. You will never be in the situation to negotiate face to face with the Chinese because your domestic market is not relevant for the Chinese in comparison with their domestic market.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“Every principle of liberty enunciated in any civilized country on earth, with very few exceptions, was intended entirely for men, and when women tried to force the putting into practice of these principles, for women, then they discovered they had come into a very, very unpleasant situation indeed.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“Most people say when they get on screen, the most successful acts are people who are just themselves and turn the volume up. But in my situation, I gotta turn the volume down.”

― Enzo Amore

“Americans have always evinced some distrust of government, but the current situation has exacerbated this to a degree that may be unprecedented.”

― Eric Alterman

“I am attracted to characters who think they are in control, but their situation is uncontrollable.”

― Eric Bana

“Never give up and don’t ask why because every situation does not need an answer. I’m a firm believer that I don’t worry about anything I can’t control.”

― Eric Davis

“I was able to get operated on four days after I was diagnosed. It was just a matter of getting this baseball-sized tumor out of me. I reflect now on how lucky I was to be in the situation where I could get the best possible help and treatment.”

― Eric Davis

“Like the ‘little emperors’ of one-child China, too many Boomers were taught early that the world was made (or saved) for their comfort and enjoyment. They behaved accordingly, with a self-indulgence that was wholly rational, given their situation.”

― Eric Liu

“Everybody evaluates their own situation as far as playing this game.”

― Eric Reid

“For me, when I make a mistake on the field, it hurts. I usually don’t forget it until the same situation comes up and I make it right.”

― Eric Reid

“As a writer, you always try to imagine, ‘What if I were in a situation like this? How would I react?’”

― Erik Larson

“If you have ever been in a real tragic or sad situation, the words that come out are hopelessly inadequate and kind of cliched.”

― Erika Slezak

“The Porter Ranch situation is the BP oil spill on land.”

― Erin Brockovich

“I know what it’s like to be in a difficult situation, where the results do not come in.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“This was such an extraordinary situation that I simply could not accept it.”

― Erno Rubik

“We revolutionaries acknowledge the right to revolution when we see that the situation is no longer tolerable, that it has become a frozen. Then we have the right to overthrow it.”

― Ernst Toller

“If I’m out of town and I’m in a situation where I have to be creative, it has to be hot dogs because that’s my comfort food.”

― Ester Dean

“Greater than scene is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.”

― Eudora Welty

“We must do all we can to help improve the deplorable human rights situation of the North Korean people.”

― Evan Bayh

“The biggest lessons I’ve learned in life have probably come from a bad situation, from an angry situation, even if I wasn’t the one who was angry.”

― Evan Rachel Wood

“The situation around Terri Schiavo was a deeply held conflict over what to do if someone isn’t going to return to consciousness or competence. Who will decide? Even there, where we had settled legal rules, we still had disagreement. We’re torn about these things.”

― Ezekiel Emanuel

“We have a country that is in a very delicate situation.”

― Ezer Weizman

“You can’t go into something good until you let go of all the bad stuff because you’ll find yourself steady bringing up all the old in a new situation.”

― Fantasia Barrino

“The situation in Syria is quite different from Libya.”

― Fareed Zakaria

“I do not think that it is right for me to start giving opinions about the human rights situation of any country, including Gambia, except when those crimes translate into the crimes that I have to investigate.”

― Fatou Bensouda

“The thing about the Islamic situation is we don’t have a church. We don’t have an ordained priesthood, which makes it a little complicated. But we do have a tradition of scholarship, and rules of scholarship. It’s very much like any field of knowledge.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“I guess I found it useful to realise that everything is true at once, you know? You can pull back and say, ‘Everything will be fine,’ but you can also be in a situation and say, ‘Not everything is going to be fine.’”

― Feist

“I haven’t done fillers or Botox for ages. There comes a point where you have to match bits of you with the other bits; otherwise, you get a terribly random situation.”

― Felicity Kendal

“It seems that this situation is not restricted to science but is more generally human.”

― Felix Bloch

“My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.”

― Ferdinand Foch

“One of the positive things about Pep is that he is so close with his staff – they support him in every situation, and we, as players, have huge contact with them.”

― Fernandinho

“The only duty an artist has is in the quality of the art. There is no moral obligation to denounce. An artist confronted with a tremendous injustice sometimes feels inclined to say something. Denouncing the situation is the artist’s choice.”

― Fernando Botero

“In your life, you go through a difficult situation or a very good situation, and you have different moods, but you learn things from your experiences.”

― Fernando Torres

“I try and look at the positives in every situation.”

― Finn Balor

“A lot of the vibe in London is being sucked dry because of the economic situation. It’s very expensive, and it gives you nothing back. New York still feels like there’s stuff going on. People are struggling to create art. There’s still a vibe.”

― Finn Jones

“But basically what I like are the possibilities, and the fantasy element of the show. Not science fantasy so much, but fantasy, the humanistic elements and how people relate when they’re in a dire situation or comedic situation.”

― Fisher Stevens

“I uplift people and see the good in a bad situation. The worst is I’m very critical of myself. If I do a performance, I watch it 100 times afterwards and pick it apart.”

― Fleur East

“Here we have a situation where a defendant in a case agrees to an interview with Dan Rather. It happened to be not confidential. But it was an interview with Dan Rather.”

― Floyd Abrams

“Once I’m in a situation where I can not do anything for three years and go off the map, I’ll focus more on writing. Right now, I want to just make Flume awesome… and big.”

― Flume

“I believe that tears should be very private, and no matter what issue or what situation, we should have a very dignified demeanor.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“We’ve lost control of this planet somewhere. There’s an echo in that kind of tornado situation, where you’re powerless facing those phenomena.”

― Francis Alys

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

― Francis Alys

“Hatred is not contained in political thinking. Any hatred worked up against the public enemy is non-political, and always shows some weakness in the internal political situation.”

― Francis Parker Yockey

“But, as always, Mr. Rooney would come over and shake your hand and congratulate you on a good game, no matter what the situation was.”

― Franco Harris

“We find ourselves in a difficult situation in Europe. There’s a crisis, weak growth, unemployment… my duty is to ensure that by the end of my mandate France is in a better state than it was at the beginning.”

― Francois Hollande

“Everyone must be in the same competitive situation, including on the fiscal level.”

― Francois Hollande

“Very strong declarations were made by those countries who are most responsible for global warming… the United States and China, which undertook commitments towards changing the situation.”

― Francois Hollande

“In my own situation, I cannot show anything… And I believe that everybody now understands that, president or not president, one is entitled to have a private life. But of course when one is president, this creates duties and obligations.”

― Francois Hollande

“Whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite.”

― Frank Capra

“I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.”

― Frank Moore Colby

“Super-envious of the fact that Daft Punk can wear robot helmets and be one of the most famous bands in the world, while also understanding that will never be my situation.”

― Frank Ocean

“The situation with Anders Frisk is clear: he was threatened by the supporters of Chelsea, and he retired because he was in fear. This is serious.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“I think it’s perhaps fair to say we’ve been one of the most influential Royal Commissions this country ever had and there’s nothing we have said that isn’t relevant to the present situation.”

― Frank Scott

“I’m obsessed with Maggie Smith – the way that she can be the most brilliant actress in every single situation and then do Harry Potter, and still make me cry while she’s casting spells with a wand?”

― Frankie Grande

“When you talk about a character on a situation comedy, it’s not just the actor. It’s the writers, too.”

― Franklin Cover

“If you understand that we need a comprehensive approach to the migration issue, and only at European level, will this comprehensive approach be valuable and work. If we cannot convince our member states and citizens of that, then we will be in the same situation as the Dutch citizens were in 1581.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis.”

― Franz Beckenbauer

“In a typical situation, it’s going to take pretty close to a year to get your location in, get your permits, and then get open.”

― Fred DeLuca

“I guess the essence of my comedy is to get into a very abnormal situation but act like it’s normal.”

― Fred Willard

“It is not the situation that makes the man, but the man who makes the situation.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“I don’t like to read novels where the novelist tells me what to think about the situation and the characters. I prefer to discover for myself.”

― Frederick Wiseman

“Is it important to have a crew behind me? No, it’s important to have me behind them. That’s how I look at it. You can’t just roll with a situation like you’re depending on somebody to help you. You’re supposed to help the situation, whatever the situation is that you’re in.”

― French Montana

“The hardest situation to pick up a girl in is … in church and in Morocco on Ramadan. On Ramadan or one of those religious days? Try to pick up a girl is bananas.”

― French Montana

“When I had a kid and I went through my drama and situation, I respected my father more because it kinda made me understand what he went through with me.”

― French Montana

“You want to create your own path, no matter what situation you’re in.”

― Future

“I have a very balanced posture about the political situation in my country.”

― Gabriela Isler

“No matter what you say you might do, you never really know until you’re in the moment. Every situation is so different.”

― Garth Brooks

“It’s nice to be in a situation where the two books that I write for a sort of regular monthly income are also works that I enjoy immensely, rather than them being some kind of bread and butter, do it because you have to do it.”

― Garth Ennis

“NHL clubs don’t like having to shut down at a critical part of the season and disrupt our season for anything, let alone a situation where we’re not given an opportunity to promote our presence.”

― Gary Bettman

“There’s only a handful of people who are just purely, inherently funny, and I’m not one of them. I need content and a situation. I don’t just walk on the screen, and people go, ‘Ha ha ha!’ There are people like that, and they can do almost anything. It’s the Christopher Walken Rule.”

― Gary Cole

“If there’s a clear genocide somewhere, don’t we really want to positively impact that kind of a situation? Isn’t that what we’re all about? Isn’t that what we’ve always been about?”

― Gary Johnson

“Humans are the big thing that cause damage in life – in war or whatever – and if I can get away from that and into a wilderness situation, I’m OK. You can more or less live on your own merit.”

― Gary Paulsen

“A zombie film is not fun without a bunch of stupid people running around and observing how they fail to handle the situation.”

― George A. Romero

“The idea is that in any situation, people have a notion as to who they are and how they should behave. And if you don’t behave according to your identity, you pay a cost.”

― George Akerlof

“Take the situation of a scientist solving a problem, where he has certain data, which call for certain responses. Some of this set of data call for his applying such and such a law, while others call for another law.”

― George Herbert Mead

“The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism, etc. It seemed pointless to argue. We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses.”

― George Oppen

“A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.”

― George Orwell

“In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.”

― George Pierce Baker

“The worse a situation becomes the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside.”

― George Soros

“I have been to several wars to draw. I went to Vietnam. And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there, and found that to be a very very sad situation.”

― Gerald Scarfe

“If you militarise a situation, you beg for an armed response.”

― Gerry Adams

“I don’t give advice, because I always made my own mistakes and would only be adding further chaos to the situation.”

― Gianluigi Buffon

“I always try to find something funny in any situation.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Hollywood is a very old and very structured situation. There’s still a lot of old boys at the top who have the money.”

― Gillian Armstrong

“I write because I have always been curious about what it would feel like to be someone else, in a different situation. Fiction is a wonderful way of exploring that.”

― Gillian Cross

“I grew up in a very difficult country, a very oppressive situation because of the Somoza dictatorship. My family was in opposition to Somoza; Somoza was a liberal, and my family were conservatives. These were the two traditional parties in Nicaragua.”

― Gioconda Belli

“It’s not good to be in a situation where people don’t want to direct you or don’t want to question something.”

― Glenn Close

“It puts you in a kind of a strange situation where everybody is looking at every little thing you do.”

― Glenn Close

“I had a situation where Bill Clinton sent the F.B.I. after me.”

― Glenn Danzig

“Startups alternate between nostalgia for the garage and millennial longing for a lucrative exit. But what I always keep in mind is how disconnected and purposeless I felt before Redfin or my earlier startup, Plumtree. All I ever wanted was to get into a situation where I could win. Everybody has that dream.”

― Glenn Kelman

“Race is not something inherent to one’s being: One does feel more or less colored, depending on the situation.”

― Glenn Ligon

“The Getty family has been fully supportive throughout this situation, and for that, I am very grateful.”

― Gordon Getty

“When there’s an emergency weather situation, the local broadcaster is the source of information that often makes the difference between life and death.”

― Gordon Smith

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”

― Graham Greene

“That’s the worst part about all of the injuries and the criticism. It would be one thing if I had been healthy for five years and just sucked when I was on the court. But I can’t prove what I can do because I can’t stay healthy. Not having control over the situation makes it tough.”

― Greg Oden

“I never expected to be the face of sexual harassment. But I never give up on anything. So when placed in a new, challenging situation, it’s like, ‘I’m going to give this 110% because that’s what I’ve done my entire life.’”

― Gretchen Carlson

“When we’re trying to form and keep habits, we often search – even unconsciously – for loopholes. We look for justifications that will excuse us from keeping this particular habit in this particular situation.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Computers are really patient. They can sit there all day. It’s a totally different situation dealing with humans. They can be tired or overly excited.”

― GRiZ

“My mom has been there for me in moments where I definitely needed her the most, and she has this inherent way of knowing exactly what to say and exactly how to talk to me, whatever the situation.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“If you want to understand what’s happening to the situation in a town in Afghanistan, go down to the market. Is it vibrant? Is it safe? That will tell you an enormous amount about the security situation.”

― Gus O’Donnell

“I hadn’t made a big-budget film, and in Hollywood there’s a sort of man and boys situation. You’re a man, you make $80 million movies! As if it’s harder to make an $80 million movie. Well, I guess businesswise it is because you have more executives to argue with.”

― Gus Van Sant

“When someone is dying, there is nothing you really can do, it’s a horrible situation, and… you just have to get through it.”

― Guy Fieri

“People in the precariat find themselves in the situation where the level of their education and qualifications is almost always higher than the sort of labour that they’re going to be able to obtain.”

― Guy Standing

“I can’t change everything by myself but I can be one of the people who are trying to change the situation.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“When you’re a kid, to be honest, you could be in the worst situation ever, but you’re still going to have ways to enjoy it.”

― Halima Aden

“When you put your characters in a dire situation, they often do things that surprise even you, so you have to go back and revise your original conception of who they are.”

― Hallie Ephron

“Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.”

― Hans Selye

“Since 2000, I’ve been based in Paris at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville, curating the programme there. Internationally, it’s a very open situation that goes beyond national boundaries; directors and curators move from one country to another, which has opened up the museum landscape.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“You cannot keep doing the same things. According to the situation, your role changes in one-day cricket, especially in a phase like the Powerplay. If I bowl four spells, four times I will be playing a different role.”

― Harbhajan Singh

“According to the situation, your role changes in one-day cricket, especially in a phase like the Powerplay. If I bowl four spells, four times I will be playing a different role. If I come in the first Powerplay, and say the opposition are 70 for no loss after 10 overs, I will be looking to take a wicket.”

― Harbhajan Singh

“The information diet of a senior campaign staffer is insane. We were all addicted to our chosen email delivery devices and were aggressively tethered to them. It made sense and wasn’t an issue during the campaign because of the importance of the situation. However, once the campaign was over and we were successful, the information flow dried up.”

― Harper Reed

“Is this the situation in the modern Conservative party? That women should be seen and not heard?”

― Harriet Harman

“Whatever the price, identify it now. What will you have to go through to get where you want to be? There is a price you can pay to be free of the situation once and for all. It may be a fantastic price or a tiny one – but there is a price.”

― Harry Browne

“You know, I feel as comfortable in an uncomfortable situation as I do when things are going smoothly.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“It is not unusual for the eye or ear to play tricks with one, but when such illusions and delusions are taken for the Spirit forms of the departed and voices of the dead instead of being recognized as some subjective phenomena brought about by a physical cause, the situation takes on a grave aspect.”

― Harry Houdini

“You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don’t believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can’t possibly foresee now.”

― Harry S Truman

“I love to put myself in a situation where I get to break a few things and construct a few cells in me.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“Exploring how you could make a bad situation worse can sometimes tell you what not to do.”

― Harvey Mackay

“We have to be able to adapt to new situation. It’s another form of the definition of intelligent behavior.”

― Hasso Plattner

“A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings.”

― Henri Bergson

“Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.”

― Henri Cartier-Bresson

“If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment.”

― Henri Poincare

“If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation with the same approximation, that is all we require, and we should say that the phenomenon had been predicted, that it is governed by the laws.”

― Henri Poincare

“I don’t think I will play every game, depending on the tactical situation, depending on the opponent, but I will do everything to try and help the team.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“The eyeball is contained in the cavity of the orbit. In this situation, it is securely protected from injury, whilst its position is such as to ensure the most extensive range of sight.”

― Henry Gray

“The high probability is if American forces withdraw from Afghanistan and if no alternative international arrangement is made that then the historic contests between the regions and the sects will reappear, the Taliban will re-emerge, and a very complicated and maybe chaotic situation will develop.”

― Henry Kissinger

“We debated long over the situation for it is a very difficult question and all of us recognize its difficulty.”

― Henry L. Stimson

“There’s something about being under-rested and knowing that the situation is going to remain that way for quite some time that makes things more meaningful.”

― Henry Rollins

“What stop-motion does best is present real objects magically brought to life in a very imperfect situation; the hand of the artist is there, the electricity of someone touching, massaging and torturing themselves to get life out of an inanimate object.”

― Henry Selick

“Hopefully, nations will refuse to accept a situation in which nuclear accidents actually do occur, and, if at all possible, they will do something to correct a system which makes them likely.”

― Herman Kahn

“New developments in weapon systems during the 1950s and early 1960s created a situation that was most dangerous, and even conducive to accidental war.”

― Herman Kahn

“It is ridiculous to say that Sacco and Vanzetti are being railroaded to the chair. The situation is much worse than that. This is a thing done cold-bloodedly and with deliberation. But care and deliberation do not guarantee justice.”

― Heywood Broun

“I love to take risks and see how I cope with the situation.”

― Hiam Abbass

“In acting class, teachers talk about how the ‘givens’ of a situation help define a character.”

― Hill Harper

“When I get on a course that’s not very good, that’s not tough, I fall asleep. Mentally I must be lazy, like a little kid, but I always seem to do well when there’s a tough situation.”

― Hollis Stacy

“The situation is not about Hosni Mubarak, but the reality is now about Egypt, its present, the future of its sons, all Egyptians are in the same trench, therefore, we should continue our national dialogue That have already started in the spirit of groups but not enemies.”

― Hosni Mubarak

“I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there.”

― Howard Baker

“It was fairly obvious to anyone who studied the situation that China was dumping bedroom furniture in the U.S. to the detriment of our American workers and manufacturers to gain market access and share.”

― Howard Coble

“When a Piece or Pawn is in a situation to be taken by the enemy, it is said to be en prise. To put a piece en prise, is to play it so that it may be captured.”

― Howard Staunton

“If you’ve got a wound, and it’s just about to heal up, and it’s got a nice scab on it, and you think in two or three days, that’s gonna be completely healed, then somebody comes along and pokes it with a stick, and it opens up again. And that’s what happens with the Ritchie-and-Deep Purple situation.”

― Ian Gillan

“If you start adapting to audiences, you’re really second-guessing the situation, and it becomes a bit more like cabaret.”

― Ian Gillan

“To be allowed for the first time in your later career to play leading parts in extremely popular movies is not a situation to worry about.”

― Ian Mckellen

“As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70 % of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise.”

― Ibrahim Rugova

“We have the EURO as a currency, which means a lot. It has not just stabilized the situation in Kosovo politically and economically, but also facilitated the direct contact that we have with Europe.”

― Ibrahim Rugova

“I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing.”

― Ice Cube

“I can’t come back home with an agreement that will not be a win-win-win situation for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“The best situation is where they cast you and then they trust you.”

― Illeana Douglas

“If I feel frustrated in a situation, I take a deep breath and walk away.”

― Iman

“Seriously, I don’t think there’s any right way to do anything apart from if you’re just being you; then it’s a sincere situation.”

― Imogen Poots

“You get into this situation, performing for T.V., where you have to speak with utter sincerity. It’s just like the radio. You have to say it like you mean it, even though the thing you’re saying is actually planned out.”

― Ira Glass

“Mystery writing involves solving a puzzle, but ‘high suspense’ writing is a situation whereby the writer thrusts the hero/heroine into high drama.”

― Iris Johansen

“I can’t think of a more pathetic situation for an actor than to do a film and not connect to it. And I pray to God that I never face that situation.”

― Irrfan Khan

“I can only say that one’s individual situation is more real and important to oneself than the devastations of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself.”

― Isaac Rosenberg

“A memoir is my version of events. My perspective. I choose what to tell and what to omit. I choose the adjectives to describe a situation, and in that sense, I’m creating a form of fiction.”

― Isabel Allende

“The situation of Leh is a grand one, the great Kailas range, with its glaciers and snowfields, rising just behind it to the north, its passes alone reaching an altitude of nearly 18,000 feet; while to the south, across a gravelly descent and the Indus Valley, rise great red ranges dominated by snow-peaks exceeding 21,000 feet in altitude.”

― Isabella Bird

“Who names themselves ‘The Situation?’ I do not take myself seriously like that – not in the least bit – that would be so pretentious.”

― Isaiah Mustafa

“My first choice was to work it out with Larry Brown. I needed Larry and I gave him 50 million bucks. This is a situation that I’m in and I’ll handle it and I’ll make it work.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“It is the entire euro zone system which is under threat at the moment, not just a few small countries anymore… Our euro is under threat. The changing situation needs a quick and immediate reaction.”

― Iveta Radicova

“I’m so lucky to be in a situation that I can always have my daughter with me.”

― Izabella Scorupco

“I was lucky enough to occasionally break out of that racist situation that prevails in the Hollywood film production community. But it was racist then and it will always be that way. It will never be otherwise.”

― J. J. Johnson

“I definitely want to come back to Cleveland. The coaches, the team, everything about the situation, it’s perfect for me.”

― J. R. Smith

“As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.”

― Jack Kevorkian

“A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound, too, but medicine’s a business today. It’s a business.”

― Jack Kevorkian

“I think I’m a nervous laugher. Like, when you’re in a situation that you don’t know what’s going on, you go to laughter more than anything.”

― Jack McBrayer

“Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“To disregard the obvious is not a good trait in a leader in any situation.”

― Jack Reed

“We are today, in this country, convulsed by the situation in Iraq. It is an extraordinary crisis. It is taxing our men and women in uniform, and it is certainly taxing our resolve.”

― Jack Reed

“The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare, analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island, that hopefully will end with a cease-fire.”

― Jack Schwartz

“There’s a mobile app for almost anything you may want to do, any situation you confront.”

― Jacqueline Leo

“I love the physical act of writing as well as how I grow which each situation I put on the page.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“When we step into a new terrain, we experience vast uncertainty. Uncertainty is just a situation that you do not know how to handle.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“I’ve talked to a bunch of big men who told me they didn’t really start playing basketball until seventh or eighth grade. That wasn’t the situation with me.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I can adapt to any situation.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I attended seminars where many social issues were discussed abstractly, outside the pressures of an immediate situation, and there I developed certain attitudes which permitted me to face the real thing when it came along.”

― James A. Michener

“There are a lot of benefits representative of government and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system and it is far better than a one-man rule situation.”

― James Bovard

“There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency.”

― James Bovard

“The first product I ever used was my mom’s foundation. When I was younger, I had pimples, so I just slapped it on and hoped it would fix the situation. It never did, because it was about 18 shades too light for me.”

― James Charles

“The one thing you’ve gotta do is that you need to always do the best you can do, no matter what the given situation, no matter what comes up against you. You do the best you can do, and you never give up. Never quit.”

― James Corden

“Melodrama is one of the most stunning art forms. These are stories where the emotions are big, and the situations are big, and the artists believe in the situation dramatically. There’s no irony or distance.”

― James Gray

“In any situation, I’m going to be good.”

― James Harden

“A lot of modern amps and preamps sound great when you’re jamming by yourself, but don’t hold up in a band situation. The sound isn’t dense enough, and the lows and highs tend to get soaked up by the bass and cymbals.”

― James Hetfield

“It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up.”

― James MacArthur

“Maybe it’s just parenthood that puts you in a situation where you just have to develop a new attitude, I guess, about things.”

― James Mercer

“Standards wars involve lots of variables, and understanding them often seems more an art than a science. They generally involve just two big players, and end in a winner-take-all situation.”

― James Surowiecki

“Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one’s poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed – but never the husband).”

― James Thurber

“If I can get the audience to connect with the characters emotionally – and they love who they are, they love the larger-than-life situation that they’re in, but most of all get the audience invested in the characters – then I always feel like I can sort of put them in the most outrageous circumstances, and the audience is okay to go with that.”

― James Wan

“I can make any kind of movies. I can put up with any kind of situation. And I can tackle them.”

― James Wan

“Supernatural movies generally have a much more brooding pace. If you look at films like ‘The Sixth Sense’ or ‘The Others,’ it’s more building up the characters and building up the situation as opposed to just opening with a big action set piece.”

― James Wan

“I try to pull my inspirations from everyday life. If I came across a situation that is like, ‘Oh, that’s going to be scary, that’s going to be frightening,’ that’s when I get inspired, and I put that into my films.”

― James Wan

“You can practice against each other, but there’s something about a game situation.”

― James Worthy

“I’m not the kind of actor that can go completely cold into an emotional scene. I have to transport myself emotionally by whatever means possible, and that basically means you carry the situation with you all week, all episode or all day beforehand.”

― Jamie Bamber

“Is there some situation where square wheels would be better than round wheels? Sure! A round wheel has a pressure point directly under the tire. A square wheel’s corners are going to bite and propel you forward. The square wheel could be superior on snow or mud or sand.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“We’re in a situation now where weight and extreme weight and heart disease is the biggest killer in this country today.”

― Jamie Oliver

“When there is a situation where one does not see demand for a year or two, then capex is suspended. It will reverse only when the situation improves.”

― Jamshyd Godrej

“We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.”

― Jane Fonda

“If you’re ever in a situation where you’re not getting served or you can’t get what you need, just cry.”

― Jane Fonda

“I’ve always broken out in hives when I go into any organized religious situation.”

― Jane Hamilton

“Evidence shows that having even weak social connections in a stressful situation is really good for your health and your ability to handle that situation.”

― Jane McGonigal

“I’m angry that the private sector, which is supposed to be in charge of running gasoline into the Valley, doesn’t have its act together to deal with a critical situation, so now the public sector has to step in.”

― Janet Napolitano

“He’s an innocent in a lot of ways. He’s a very simple person who really doesn’t have the resources or the strength, ultimately, to handle the situation.”

― Jared Leto

“As somebody who visits countless schools, I see firsthand the dire situation our educational system faces.”

― Jarrett J. Krosoczka

“The working class has been turned into a consuming class – a situation has been created where people value their worth by what they can afford.”

― Jarvis Cocker

“I’ve stood in rooms in urban, rural, and suburban parts of my state and asked a room of middle class voters to raise their hands if the college debt of someone in their family is affecting their financial situation. Without exception, at least three quarters of the room will raise their hand.”

― Jason Kander

“A lot of times as writers, you want to come up with the best possible story, and you bend it according to what you want to happen. I think one of the things that I always try to think about is what would really happen in a situation, what feels real.”

― Jason Katims

“Kobe enjoys that situation. Stepping up and making the big basket or being involved in a key play.”

― Jason Kidd

“Growing up in New Orleans and just being in a poverty-stricken neighborhood gave me that same fire that Eazy had to separate himself from what could have ended up being such a bad situation.”

― Jason Mitchell

“To be honest, acting was something where I got a chance to be somebody else and forget about the situation I was in.”

― Jason Mitchell

“I don’t like people knowing about my business, and my situation, so I try to keep out of people’s situations unless they come to me and ask for help.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“Whenever I practise in the nets, I practise each and every situation – be it with the new ball, be it with the old ball, or death bowling at the death.”

― Jasprit Bumrah

“I plan and I back myself in whichever situation I’m bowling.”

― Jasprit Bumrah

“I just try to back myself in any situation that I go.”

― Jasprit Bumrah

“My focus is always on what is expected of me from the team at any given situation.”

― Jasprit Bumrah

“It’s just a reassuring feeling, a confidence-builder I guess, knowing that you’re going into a situation wanted as an option, like you’re really wanted.”

― JaVale McGee

“Imagine the situation between Israel and Palestine. It’s such a big mess. You can be on one side or the other. But what’s clear is that there’s an urgent need for a solution there and that’s been dragging on for so long.”

― Javier Bardem

“When you have someone better ahead of you, you accept it and try to turn the situation around.”

― Javier Mascherano

“It was a very intense and stressful situation. There was playing in the Johnny-pump (an opened fire hydrant) and the ice-cream man coming around and all of these games that we’d play, and suddenly it would turn just violent and there would be shootings at 12 in the afternoon on any given day.”

― Jay-Z

“I never wanted to just glamorize the playa lifestyle and not touch on the down side. I wanted everyone who’s in a desperate situation to know that, if they wanna choose that kinda lifestyle, they gotta be aware of everything that comes with it! It’s not just about the cars, the ladies and the money.”

― Jay-Z

“I don’t want to come into a situation like the NBA and have to develop for two or three years. When I come in, I want to be a superstar.”

― Jaylen Brown

“The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.”

― Jean Baudrillard

“Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them.”

― Jean Kerr

“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it’s just possible you haven’t grasped the situation.”

― Jean Kerr

“Each new situation requires a new architecture.”

― Jean Nouvel

“Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.”

― Jean Paul

“Intelligence is what you use when you don’t know what to do: when neither innateness nor learning has prepared you for the particular situation.”

― Jean Piaget

“One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void.”

― Jean Rostand

“Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element into a stable situation and then see what happens.”

― Jeanette Winterson

“L.A. girls always have perfect hair and makeup in every situation.”

― Jeanne Damas

“I think we need to continue to engage with our allies and with the world situation both on trade. I’m concerned that by pulling out of TPP, while we all want fair and competitive trade, the fact is what we have done is left the playing field to the Chinese to engage with those partners.”

― Jeanne Shaheen

“I’ve been working on Barb for a while. I looked at her as a sort of every woman. She’s incredibly strong; she’s incredibly generous. She’s seemingly insane because she is in the situation of a polygamous relationship, but she had definite reasons to do it.”

― Jeanne Tripplehorn

“I want to see Netanyahu speak to the Congress and speak to the American people about the real situation in Israel, and let me just say, I stand with Israel 100 percent, and I will never waiver on that.”

― Jeff Duncan

“I’m just really appreciative of the loyal fans in St. Louis who just lost their team. It’s not an easy situation to go through. On the other hand, we have to move forward.”

― Jeff Fisher

“I never get into the details regarding my own personal situation.”

― Jeff Fisher

“As a wrestling promoter, I believe that it has to be a unique, special situation. Intergender matches should be treated on a case by case basis. If they become the norm, then I don’t think it is interesting.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“I bring a record home, and it connects with me like nothing else. In my ideal situation, somebody will do that with my record.”

― Jeff Mangum

“Your reaction when you lose control in a situation is to try and hang on tighter.”

― Jeff Nichols

“Write dialogue that supports the situation and the characters, as you find them.”

― Jeff Nichols

“At 21 years old, I found myself in Vancouver, and that’s where I got the part for my first movie. I was sitting in a restaurant, and the director came up to me and asked me to read for his film. I really took it with a grain of salt. It was the creepiest casting situation, probably. It turned out that it wasn’t.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“What props up biological research, at least in the vaunted U.S. of A., involves a situation so deeply imbued with entitlement mentality that it has sunk into institutional corruption.”

― Jeffrey C. Hall

“It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there’s the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there’s the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda.”

― Jello Biafra

“We just moved out of L.A. because I didn’t want to be raising my girls in the city. They’re in public school now and they’re in a normal situation. We’re sort of settling into that. It’s just a choice.”

― Jennie Garth

“I pick different projects for different reasons. Usually, it’s a combination of things. I admire the director, and I am interested in working with the director. Or, it’s the cast. I can be moved by the story. The ideal situation is you love the director and you love the cast.”

― Jennifer Connelly

“Our country is not in crisis; there are no tanks in the streets. No matter what the outcome of the president’s situation, life in America will go on. Our lives will continue to be filled with practical matters, not constitutional ones.”

― Jennifer Dunn

“I am very short-sighted, and if I don’t like a situation I take my glasses off.”

― Jenny Eclair

“With Asian-Americans actors, specifically, there’s been fewer opportunities for them in TV and film and fewer that have the ability to actually make a career out of it. It becomes a bit of a chicken and egg situation, where they’re like, ‘Oh, but they’re not famous names,’ but they haven’t had a chance to be in anything yet, either.”

― Jenny Han

“My songs are somewhere between story and situation. There’s also character and mood. I’m an intuitive writer, both with instrumentals and songs with words.”

― Jenny Scheinman

“Quite simply, I maintained contact with Sinn Fein and believed that there had to be a political, not a military, solution to the situation in Northern Ireland.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“If Iran has a policy of detaining dual nationals as a tool of diplomatic leverage, then there will be consequences for Iran. We will not let them get away with it scot-free. They have to understand this is not a sustainable situation.”

― Jeremy Hunt

“If I feel my child is being deprived of anything that could affect her progress as a person, then I become extremely neurotic and douse the situation with as much help as humanly possible.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“Macroeconomic adjustment programmes are tailor-made to the situation of the country concerned and no models or templates are used.”

― Jeroen Dijsselbloem

“We are in a situation where we can have a developing backup quarterback because of the excellence of Tony Romo. We can have that behind him. To me, that’s what you’re ideally striving for.”

― Jerry Jones

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

― Jerry Pournelle

“The power to define the situation is the ultimate power.”

― Jerry Rubin

“I prefer to write about ordinary people who find themselves in a singularly bizarre situation – that is to say, the one moment in their lives when they are forced to confront danger or mystery.”

― Jesse Kellerman

“It’s an interesting situation to be in to play a cop on TV and to know so many police officers through our training and our advisors.”

― Jesse Lee Soffer

“I definitely caught a lot of backlash in my situation, not just from students but also from faculty, which was unfortunate, given that I was spending a lot of my time outside school working on a career, which a lot of people didn’t really agree with.”

― Jesse McCartney

“Things have changed so much, with Facebook and Twitter. Everyone is so much more accessible these days: no British athlete has ever experienced what we are experiencing now. It’s such a unique situation with the home Olympics.”

― Jessica Ennis-Hill

“There’s not day that goes by that I don’t remember why I’m in the situation I’m in.”

― Jessica Lynch

“I work in response to the limitations of any situation and in relationship to what’s possible.”

― Jessica Stockholder

“’Last Resort,’ to me, is very much about finding truth and integrity in an extraordinary situation.”

― Jessy Schram

“It interests me to imagine characters shifting from one situation and one location to another for whatever the circumstances may be.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“That’s the ultimate gratification in any business situation – do customers buy the product? And do they use it and do they come back and buy more of it?”

― Jim Barksdale

“Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.”

― Jim Elliot

“So when I made some money, I didn’t have any idea how one handled such a situation because no one in our family ever had any money.”

― Jim Harrison

“The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they’re shot is very simple and the same.”

― Jim Jarmusch

“The changing economic situation, the changing global market means it is understandable that employers are constantly raising the bar. It is challenging the education system to come up with ever higher standards to meet the expectation of employers.”

― Jim Knight

“No matter how bad any situation, cynicism has no positive impact. Watching the news, you might notice that cynicism and victimhood often seem to go hand-in-hand, but not for veterans.”

― Jim Mattis

“There’s an inner feeling you get when you get in a situation to do well in a game. It’s hard to explain.”

― Jim Thome

“Sometimes it’s about finding the right situation at the right time in this league.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“Sometimes you go through some things to find the right situation.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I got my degree in theatre at a little school in Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg University. It was one of those situations where I went into the major because I loved it, but didn’t really expect to see it as a moneymaking situation or career.”

― Jimmi Simpson

“After I left the Pumpkins, I went home and just sat around. I have a studio in my basement, and I found myself writing all these songs, just taking advantage of the relaxed situation. I wrote about 30 songs in about 30 days.”

― Jimmy Chamberlin

“If a situation came about something that would offend someone culturally, I would definitely speak up. WWE would want us to speak up because negative press is not our goal.”

― Jinder Mahal

“I am certain more emergency supplemental bills will be needed before this process is concluded. In fact, there is a point I have repeated several times recently which keeps the enormity of this situation in perspective.”

― Jo Bonner

“Whatever situation you are in, that is what is normal for you.”

― Jo Brand

“If I find something funny or something that kind of cracks me up, I’ll get up on stage. I don’t care what situation I’m in or what media I’m in: I’m gonna say it.”

― Jo Koy

“Do I want more women elected to Parliament? Absolutely. I devote significant amounts of time to getting more women in that situation.”

― Jo Swinson

“The longer you practice nonviolence and the meditative qualities of it that you will need, the more likely you are to do something intelligent in any situation.”

― Joan Baez

“Perhaps the thing that makes humans truly unique on Earth is that we are never satisfied with our situation; maybe that is what’s taken us so far.”

― Joan D. Vinge

“I would love to have twins – a girl and a boy – but who knows if that would happen. It would be my ideal situation. Wham, bam, be done with it.”

― Joanna Krupa

“It’s a lose-lose situation to get in a confrontation on the street. If you can break contact and get away, break contact and get away. That’s what you should learn self-defense for.”

― Jocko Willink

“When you go into a situation, and you’re honest and straight-up about something, you put all your cards on the table.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“There are places you should be and places you shouldn’t, and situations you should not be getting yourself into. If you’re turning up to games and not feeling right, that’s when you’ve got to address the situation.”

― Joe Hart

“It’s important to show solidarity for a child, no matter what. It’s important for a child to be raised in a situation where she sees love, solidarity, commitment and honor.”

― Joe Nichols

“It’s important that adults get along with each other for the child’s sake, and that is our situation.”

― Joe Nichols

“We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong. When we are, let us admit it and try to right the situation.”

― Joe Paterno

“When I went into this, I knew that public life was going to be a very weird, fantastic and cruel sort of situation to be in. I think I’m ready for any lumps to come.”

― Joe Satriani

“I think it is tragic that a situation should arise where civilians on any side are killed. But it is almost a cliche to say that it is virtually unavoidable and this isn’t unique to us alone.”

― Joe Slovo

“I oftentimes find with movies that the heavier the onscreen situation is, the more levity there is off screen. It’s almost out of necessity.”

― Joel Edgerton

“In France, we have a geographic situation that is very exceptional, and it creates produce that is completely exceptional.”

― Joel Robuchon

“For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“There are always going to be distractions, push and shove between players. It’s about rolling with the punches and enjoying every situation, good or bad.”

― Johanna Konta

“If someone is being very cheeky, it can be quite fun to deal with that situation.”

― John Bercow

“The E.U. has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.”

― John Bruton

“I’ve always been a fan of Derek Jeter. Guys that consistently, throughout a long-term career, that not only have success but are very aware of their situation – I really dig that.”

― John Cena

“The scariest thing is to go into a new situation for myself, and yet I have a job where I do that every few months, meet a hundred new people, and then have to perform in a very highly pressurized environment.”

― John Cho

“In any situation that we find in our lives, when there is something that we feel should be better, we must exert effort to try and make it better. So it’s the same socially, musically, politically in any department of our lives.”

― John Coltrane

“Acting is a win-win situation. There is no risk involved. That’s why I get tired of hearing actors who try to make out that there’s a downside to it. Fame is an odd thing. It bugs you a little bit, but it’s really not bad.”

― John Corbett

“Osteoarthritis is a tough thing, brother. If my knee was broke, I would have had it fixed. But my situation is totally different. It’s painful as hell is all I can say.”

― John Daly

“It’s really been a better situation for me being with the Crush than it would if I were with the Broncos because this has given me a lot more broad range.”

― John Elway

“I’d like to come back because I really miss doing situation comedy.”

― John Goodman

“In principle, every social situation involves strategic interaction among the participants.”

― John Harsanyi

“One might argue that proper understanding of any social situation would require game-theoretic analysis.”

― John Harsanyi

“Time is the most important thing there is. That is the only element that you can’t withdraw from the situation and still have the situation exist. Everything depends on time.”

― John Hartford

“Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct, when they are confronted with a situation where they’re going to have to make a serious compromise, they react very negatively publicly, but they also recognize when they step back that this is right.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Total ghettoization, because they were in charge of public housing, the local council, and they deliberately located people in a ghetto situation in order to ensure that they maintained control.”

― John Hume

“In my opinion, what changed the situation eventually – and, of course, it took a lot of time to change it, things like that don’t change in a week or a fortnight – was the new educational system.”

― John Hume

“In a confrontational situation, you’ll get their gut. And I want their gut! And that’s why people watch this show!”

― John J. McLaughlin

“I can’t visualize the situation in which we nuke ourselves into extinction.”

― John Keegan

“The last thing you want to do, unless it’s a very unusual situation, is to invest money.”

― John Kluge

“I don’t want artists to find themselves in a situation where there are only two buyers. That just doesn’t seem like a good outcome.”

― John Landgraf

“When I grew up as a kid, we didn’t know there were any other planets outside of our own solar system. It was widely speculated that planet formation was an incredibly rare event and that it’s possible that other planets just don’t exist in our galaxy, and it’s just this special situation where we happen to have planets around our sun.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand.”

― John Moody

“There was the situation in Nicaragua where the Sandinistas had taken over a couple of years earlier. There was a civil war going on in El Salvador and there was a similar situation in Guatemala. So Honduras was in a rather precarious geographic position indeed.”

― John Negroponte

“I was a theater man, so I was never in the situation of being a handsome Hollywood leading man, and then having to age.”

― John Noble

“The situation of America is new in the annals of mankind; her affairs cry haste, and speed must answer them.”

― John Paul Jones

“Three big assumptions proved wrong: one, that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators; two, that oil would soon pay for Iraqi’s rebuilding; and, three, that we have plenty of troops, weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation.”

― John Spratt

“It’s counterintuitive, but the most divisive arrangement is when the same party controls both Congress and the presidency, a situation encountered in eight of the past 10 years. With government unified under a single party, the minority has the least possible incentive to cooperate with the majority.”

― John Sununu

“When you’re the president of the United States and you know that the biggest issue facing you is this cliff that we’re about ready to head over if we don’t get this spending and debt situation under control, it’s very irresponsible not to take the action that is necessary to fix the problem.”

― John Thune

“The very heart of being a sovereign nation is providing security of one’s borders, of one’s internal situation, and security against anyone attacking one’s nation. That is the very heart of what I believe is sovereignty.”

― John Warner

“At least, in this situation, I know my chances of coming back could be slim because of the young talent the Yankees do have.”

― Johnny Damon

“I get shy. I think that’s in any situation.”

― Johnny Simmons

“I just show up and try to find the joy in every situation.”

― Jon Cryer

“It’s a tribal state, and it always will be. Whether we like it or not, whenever we withdraw from Afghanistan, whether it’s now or years from now, we’ll have an incendiary situation. Should we stay and play traffic cop? I don’t think that serves our strategic interests.”

― Jon Huntsman, Jr.

“Everybody’s got their own situation and their own needs.”

― Jon McGregor

“If I were in a situation where I had to meet a pack of wolves and my family is with me, I’m going to be scared, but I’m not going to hide behind my son to protect me. They’re going to hide behind me.”

― Jon Seda

“Who authorised the spend of millions of pounds and thousands of man hours into a stale, historical situation from three decades ago – with virtually no complaints made?”

― Jonathan King

“I’m indifferent and it’s a matter of wanting to stay away from the whole Michael Vick situation, whether he is involved or not. I’m not saying anything about dogfighting or anyone who might be involved in it.”

― Jonathan Vilma

“I’ve met the Queen a couple of times, and she’s been delightful. In fact, I often find myself thinking: ‘What would the Queen do in this situation? Write a thank-you note? Yes, I’ll do that.’ She’s all about courtesy.”

― Jools Holland

“It’s a no-win situation with politics; it’s always going to be stressful. I’m more into the comedy of life.”

― Jordan Peele

“John Wetteland had a very good curveball. He threw it for a strike, too, in any count, any situation. But, he really didn’t use it much. He didn’t want to throw it. He wanted to throw fastball-slider.”

― Jorge Posada

“In the middle order the game is a little more laid out for you, whether you are batting first or chasing down a score, so you are a bit more reactive to the situation in front of you. Opening up, it is pretty much a blank canvas and dependent on how you play.”

― Jos Buttler

“All I ever try and do in any game is play to how I see the situation.”

― Jos Buttler

“The situation in Iraq is dangerous but the regional situation is also very complicated and precarious.”

― Joschka Fischer

“The current constitutional law places the president of the republic in an embarrassing situation.”

― Jose Eduardo dos Santos

“Some people are weak in their faith and testimonies but are not even aware of how precarious their situation is. Many of them likely would be offended at the suggestion.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.”

― Joseph Conrad

“With an open trade in corn and a fixed duty we should have every man in the country fully fed and happy, instead of our present situation in which so much distress exists – distress of our own producing.”

― Joseph Hume

“Without the help of my parents, the roles they played, I wouldn’t be in this situation. I wouldn’t be fighting for the world title.”

― Joseph Parker

“There’s a lot of pressure that comes with being a NFL quarterback wherever you’re at, and I’m ready to tackle any situation that’s in front of me.”

― Josh Allen

“Especially when I’m heckled, that’s a sticky situation because I don’t defuse it… I really envy guys who have a grittier onstage presence and can really go after someone. I used to teach preschool.”

― Josh Gondelman

“It’s just human nature to try and figure things out. So, when we’re in the midst of a situation, we usually try to reason our way through it.”

― Joyce Meyer

“God’s first line of defense – and offense – for every situation is prayer.”

― Joyce Meyer

“When you’re portraying a tough situation, you have to show some of the things in there.”

― Juan Antonio Bayona

“When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts.”

― Juan Goytisolo

“I would like to be clear about the situation in Venezuela: Mr. Maduro’s re-election on May 20, 2018, was illegitimate, as has since been acknowledged by a large part of the international community.”

― Juan Guaido

“I’m responsible for what I say, but I’m not responsible about how people interpret my situation.”

― Juan Pablo Galavis

“I like to watch and perform the kind of comedy that comes out of the situation – where the character is really serious and in a tough situation and doesn’t realize that the situation is comic.”

― Judge Reinhold

“When people start hurling insults at you, you know their minds are closed and there’s no point in debating. You disengage yourself as quickly as possible from the situation.”

― Judith Martin

“If I was married to a man, and I had the same life situation that I have, it’s the perfect recipe for a sitcom.”

― Judy Gold

“When you’re at the center of the universe, you have to think quickly and size up a situation instantly because, whether you like it or not, you’re going to be on the news the next day.”

― Judy Smith

“Protect yourself by always having a record of what transpired or was said in any situation that might be considered sensitive.”

― Judy Smith

“In football, you never know what can happen tomorrow. This is the elite, and you have to be ready for any situation that can occur.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“I do weird parts – there’s always something wrong with my character, or they are in a really weird situation.”

― Julia Garner

“Girls are having babies when they are younger and combining kids with work. I don’t know if it’s always been there or if I’m just more aware because I’m in this situation.”

― Julia Restoin Roitfeld

“We don’t have sources who are dissidents on other sources. Should they come forward, that would be a tricky situation for us. But we’re presumably acting in such a way that people feel morally compelled to continue our mission, not to screw it up.”

― Julian Assange

“You can’t do anything sensible until you know what the situation is that you’re in.”

― Julian Assange

“She’s in a situation she tried to, that’s what’s complicated. She followed orders; she called off the raid. This is a dangerous situation. Somebody in DC police went ahead and started.”

― Julianne Moore

“It’s so valuable to learn that when you put yourself in an uncomfortable situation, you’ll be fine, and you’ll probably come out even stronger.”

― Julie Foudy

“I call it ‘The Breakfast Club’ philosophy. There’s something about being trapped in a dire situation with a group of people that you would never normally be trapped with.”

― Julie Plec

“I never really worked in Hollywood. Some American producers came to Europe to shoot films with me, so it’s a different situation… It was not my aim.”

― Juliette Binoche

“Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.”

― Julius Caesar

“In certain areas where the media are still controlled, the changes have come to a halt, which is a very frustrating situation. I would like the changes to take place throughout China.”

― Jung Chang

“From a moral point of view, there is no excuse for terrorist acts, regardless of the motive or the situation under which they are carried out.”

― Jurgen Habermas

“A threatened nation can react to uncertain dangers solely through administrative channels, to the truly embarrassing situation of perhaps overreacting.”

― Jurgen Habermas

“It’s not about changing people; it’s sometimes about changing a situation. How can we build an even better situation for them?”

― Jurgen Klopp

“I only change things where I know about a situation. I’d never change just for change.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“We’ve been in that situation where you’re just so happy to be doing what you love to do that you get taken advantage of.”

― Justin Timberlake

“I’m pretty sure we’ve all had a situation where a certain ex or person finds their way back in your life. I’ve realized that it’s not about dwelling over it and overthinking.”

― Justine Skye

“Who of us has not had that situation where you’ve got to wait for approval, and the doctor says, ‘Well, I don’t know if your insurance company is going to cover this?’ Let’s eliminate all of that.”

― Kamala Harris

“I feel like if you’re in a bad situation, and then you see somebody that’s even in a worse situation, you feel for that person.”

― Kane Brown

“Readers appreciate the truth. Why say, ‘Some think a situation is a mess?’ Based on my reporting, if a situation is a mess, then I say that. The truth is always what reporters tell each other when they get back to the newsroom.”

― Kara Swisher

“A lot of what I was wanting to do in my work and what I have been doing has been about the unexpected… that unexpected situation of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time.”

― Kara Walker

“The 3-point shot has created a situation in the game akin to ‘Lotto’ fever.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“These immigrants have come to our country and blatantly disregarded our laws. We cannot, we should not, reward that. No amnesty. No ability to vote. Get those borders secure, and then deal with that situation.”

― Karen Handel

“When you’re warm and approachable, you don’t have to go up and talk non-stop to someone in a social situation. You just have to be open to the conversations you’re already having – and warm and receptive to the people you’re meeting.”

― Karen Salmansohn

“I’ve got a particular way of writing novels, and that carries over into the way I write comics and games, too. I’m a news journalist by background, so I approach everything as reporting – I treat it as real, I ask the questions I’d ask in a real situation, and I let the characters speak for themselves.”

― Karen Traviss

“My stories often begin with a situation or character rather than an insight about the human condition. It’s always been difficult for me to write from an abstract idea, no matter how interesting or compelling I feel the idea might be.”

― Karl Iagnemma

“I hated to be treated as a child. I thought it was the worst situation.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“’Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ is a universal concept. You can use different set of characters and put them in a situation like this again and again.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“When you know someone for four-five years, you tend to know everything about the person. You tend to know when the other person is reacting to a certain situation, how the other person would react in a situation.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“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

“Touring is an incredibly isolated situation. I don’t know how people tour for years on end. You find a lot of people who can’t stop touring, and it’s because they don’t know how to come back into life. It’s sort of unreal.”

― Kate Bush

“I think that’s like the age-old psychological core issue for any situation. Anybody who has had an experience with a parent that is absent, it’s going to manifest.”

― Kate Hudson

“In a really good, closely matched situation, the style of the boxer is every bit as explicit and specific to him as a painter’s hand.”

― Katherine Dunn

“We have witnessed the most extraordinary devastation. The magnitude of the situation is unbelievable. It’s just heartbreaking.”

― Kathleen Blanco

“In foreign policy, the only thing worse than not doing something is doing something that fails or makes the situation worse.”

― Kathleen Troia McFarland

“The first day of ‘Bling Ring,’ I was so nervous and freaking out. I’m a know-it-all and was going into a situation where I couldn’t predict what would happen.”

― Katie Chang

“My whole thing with the whole weight situation is – it is what it is. It’s never been my identity.”

― Katy Mixon

“I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because I couldn’t find a book that talked about the reality of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid.”

― Keith Miller

“You are controlling because I want you to do it, not because of the situation or what needs to be done.”

― Keith Miller

“It’s something I’ve always loved doing. I’m not one of the artists who comes in and just does my bit. I’m there every second of every day. That’s my hands-on situation.”

― Keith Urban

“Red carpets are pretty unpredictable. You can go from one person asking you what you’re wearing to the next person asking you about the situation in Haiti. It’s the extreme juxtaposition, and some of the questions can throw me!”

― Keith Urban

“Whatever my situation is, I want to show that I’m not perfect, and perfect isn’t real. The youth need to know that, especially.”

― Keke Palmer

“I remember the day I first heard what Timbaland and Aaliyah did – that intersection of her pretty voice and his weird, resonant production. I remember where I was and what I was doing. It was a major situation. We’re trying to continue that legacy.”

― Kelela

“I wanted to create a world that presented the Smurfs with obstacles and challenges and really put them in a fish-out-of-water situation but also make them very active in getting out of their situation. Make them really the central characters.”

― Kelly Asbury

“I liked coaching in an underdog situation.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“When I’m writing a woman character, I don’t think, ‘What would a woman do?’ I just think, ‘What would this character do in this situation?’”

― Ken Follett

“I like to create imaginary characters and events around a real historical situation. I want readers to feel: OK, this probably didn’t happen, but it might have.”

― Ken Follett

“I do worry that as we try to fix this long-term debt and deficit situation that we don’t destroy the market incentives for biomedical research. What I fear is the government using its considerable clout to say, ‘Here’s the price we’re setting for your medicines.’”

― Kenneth Frazier

“Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation.”

― Kenneth L. Pike

“From another point of view, a new situation now seems to be arising in which Japan’s prosperity is going to be incorporated into the expanding potential power of both production and consumption in Asia at large.”

― Kenzaburo Oe

“If I’m in a situation where someone doesn’t recognize me and treats me like everyone else, I’m not used to it.”

― Kevin Bacon

“When I do a Western, I often wonder what I would have really done in that situation.”

― Kevin Costner

“I try to look up as quickly as possible, try to read the situation, but football is so quick, it’s just a split-second, and then you decide.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“I never go into a situation with any type of expectations.”

― Kevin Gates

“I could hear from the crowd some monkey noises, and this went on for about 25 minutes. Every time I touched the ball, I could hear the crowd. I said to myself, ‘In this kind of environment, in this situation, I don’t want to play football anymore.’”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“I think Giannis can be a LeBron-type player, like an all-world, Hall of Famer, MVP, legend, one of the best ever. He’s doing the right things to put himself in that situation. I think he will get there.”

― Khris Middleton

“For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation.”

― Kim Campbell

“I’m a good businessman. I pay my bills. Growing up in a situation where everything counted helps.”

― Kim Cattrall

“You know, North Korea situation is far worse than East Germany, and South Korea is weaker than West Germany.”

― Kim Dae Jung

“So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future.”

― Kim Dae Jung

“In any situation, it is good to be aware of even your co-workers, and if you are uncomfortable or concerned about a colleague’s behavior, report it to a supervisor.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“A lot of Viners do more relatable stuff, but I try to stay away from that. I try to maybe take a relatable situation and Bach it up.”

― King Bach

“Air power and military are meant to fight the enemy and not your own citizens… How do you differentiate a Maoist?… It will create a civil war-like situation.”

― Kishore Chandra Deo

“No one who knows my personal situation would think I am not sympathetic to the needs of the active forces.”

― Kit Bond

“I just want people to listen to the music and get something from it, whatever it may be. Whether it’s a catchy lyric or a whole situation.”

― Kodie Shane

“Sometimes I walk into a situation and know someone is going to provoke me, and I just simply refuse to be provoked.”

― Kofi Annan

“I don’t know about the time those songs were written. But he was jamming with someone in Colorado or San Francisco, and I’m sure he was working on the lyrics right up to the show because they were really relevant for the situation.”

― Krist Novoselic

“I’ve always worked closely with the designers and whoever’s making the costumes. Comfort is the last thing you want on your mind when you’re competing. In an ideal situation, you’ll have something where you’ll put it on and you’re fine and you don’t have to worry about it at all.”

― Kristi Yamaguchi

“So it was good for me to play a likable person and it was just an amazing situation to be in.”

― Kristin Davis

“When I go onstage, every situation I have to play, I feel pain. When I sing ‘Madama Butterfly’ I feel completely everything she felt: It’s horrible.”

― Kristine Opolais

“I am not playing on stage. I am living the situation. I cannot cut emotions and sing. I never save myself.”

― Kristine Opolais

“My goal is to make it so that the situation which we see at every election – the same candidates, the same faces… to turn the situation around and completely change it.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“Sometimes when troops are overseas working these incredibly long hours in a difficult situation, they’re not always hearing how much they’re appreciated.”

― Kyrsten Sinema

“I collect handkerchiefs. I know that’s sort of old-timey, but my mom started the collection for me, and now I have a bunch. Basically, I have a myriad of beautiful handkerchiefs, and I carry them like a grandmother in my purse. And I opt for hankies in any situation.”

― Lake Bell

“When you’re in a high-stress situation, dynamics between people can change.”

― Lance Reddick

“How you go about testing is just very different to just being in the situation of qualifying, having to go out, having to nail the lap.”

― Lando Norris

“As a British driver, you get compared to Lewis and I get that. But when he came to McLaren, they were doing well and had a championship-winning car. I’m in a very different situation so I don’t compare myself to his stats.”

― Lando Norris

“I knew being accepted was going to be hard, but I knew I was involved in a situation that was going to bring opportunities to other blacks.”

― Larry Doby

“Only in a concert situation do I have access to people directly to preach to them, and I don’t believe that the bigger your platform is, the more people will pay attention.”

― Larry Norman

“Under so much pressure and the situation that I was in, that was the personality that came across with me.”

― LaToya London

“When I’m in a tricky situation I often think: ‘What would Beyonce do?’ It helps.”

― Laura Carmichael

“I feel like I’m creeping closer to finding the situation that triggers songwriting, which is obviously an extreme of an emotion.”

― Laura Marling

“Some of the best things about being a vegetarian include, of course, contributing towards the welfare of animals. Being a vegetarian can also make you a healthier person, and it helps the environment. All of these things make vegetarianism worthwhile. It’s really a win-win situation.”

― Laura Mennell

“The biggest misconception people have about me is that I’m in control of every situation. I’m rarely in control of any situation.”

― Lauren Bacall

“I think when you’re put into a completely different situation and environment, you really see who you are. You’re not affected by what’s around you. You are who you are.”

― Lauren Conrad

“You can’t have a situation in which companies proceed on a permanent basis relying only on cash from the government.”

― Lawrence Summers

“We are inheriting the worst financial system since the Depression. We’re inheriting a situation – when people go back and study major banking crises a quarter century from now, the one that America developed in 2007 and 2008 is going to be one of those crises.”

― Lawrence Summers

“As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world.”

― Lech Walesa

“I’ve learned the lesson that when you’re in the middle of something that seems overwhelming, or you’re in a bad situation and it seems like it’s the end of the world or whatever, then you learn that it’s not.”

― Lee Ann Womack

“I was fired from my television job, simple as that. Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation.”

― Lee Child

“We are not in a situation where the minorities are demanding something and the majorities are pushing back saying ‘We don’t want it.’”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“When I explain to people what was the situation in North Korea, they think, how can such a country exist? They know North Korea is bad in some vague way, not clearly. But when we explain it, they then wonder how can a whole country be modern-day slaves?”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“North Korea is still my homeland, my country. I suffered on the outside because I was alien, without identity. I was nobody. I was in the worst situation, fighting for everything, to survive.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“I support the view that free trade in goods and services is a win-win situation. I’m not so convinced that free flows of capital without restriction is a win-win situation.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“How we think about the future and the past determines everything about how we think about our situation as human beings.”

― Lee Smolin

“I always loved hitting a low fade to a back-right pin with the wind howling from the right. Not many guys could get it close in that situation, because they kept it low by just putting the ball back in their stance. You see, playing the ball back turns you into a one-trick pony – you can only hit hooks.”

― Lee Trevino

“Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is a situation that can utterly consume the lives and well-being of the people giving care, just as the disorder consumes its victims.”

― Leeza Gibbons

“We wanted to bring the political situation in Austria on stage. Naturally we could not do that without pointing to Austrian’s northern neighbor Germany.”

― Leon Askin

“When you have a situation that’s destructive, when there’s tremendous inhumanity everywhere, you see how humanity survives in all of its different permutations.”

― Leslie Cockburn

“The black situation has changed. They finally realized they’re Americans.”

― Leslie Fiedler

“When you’re writing a sketch, it has to be surrounded by a situation. It can’t just be out of the air.”

― Leslie Jones

“By the same token, I think news has more and more of a pro bono aspect to all the networks. When we do our election coverages throughout this coming year, it’s not a money-maker for us. It is more of a public service situation.”

― Leslie Moonves

“If the flu situation in your town is serious, cancel a large long-awaited party you had scheduled, but promise the guests in an e-mail that you will reschedule the party as soon as possible.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“People can see themselves in a story much easier than they can see themselves in a hypothetical situation that a brand might present to them. So telling stories to build a relationship with your audience is usually far more effective than other methods of marketing or publicity.”

― Lewis Howes

“We’re showing a situation that these kids are caught in and being forced to do but the violence is not glorified. Most of the kids in there are not wanting to be doing it.”

― Liam Hemsworth

“I’ve been in the States and fought before. When I’m in that changing room, I’ll feel as if I’ve been in that situation before. Obviously I’m going to have to deal on the biggest stage, and it’s the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, but it doesn’t faze me.”

― Liam Smith

“There’s a definite rift in ‘Riverdale.’ There’s a civil war between the Southside and the Northside. And Jughead being on the Southside and Betty’s on the Northside, it becomes a bit of a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ situation.”

― Lili Reinhart

“I carry Yeats with me wherever I go. He’s my constant companion. I always can find some comfort in Yeats no matter what the situation is. Months and months and months go by and I know I need to switch to Shelley or somebody else, but right now Yeats is enough for me.”

― Linda Hamilton

“We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can’t solve.”

― Linda Lingle

“I just feel as though it’s become a situation where people have manifested this caricature of who I am, and they act as if there’s no real person inside of it.”

― Lindsay Lohan

“I was pretty locked up emotionally as a kid – my family situation was tumultuous. But I was extroverted. So when I was in pain, I would tell jokes instead of expressing myself.”

― Lindsay Wagner

“My foundation is acoustic guitar, and it is finger-picking and all of that and sort of an orchestral style of playing. Lead guitar came later, more out of the necessity to do so because of expectations in a particular situation.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“Some authors, when starting a novel, imagine a place first. Others, a character starts taking shape in their head. I start with a hook, a situation, a ‘what if.’”

― Linwood Barclay

“Sometimes you need to be shaken out of a situation.”

― Lisa Jewell

“I knew that because of who I am, and the situation I’m in, that I’d attract more critics than your average person, and that was a little intimidating, but I wanted to get out there and pay my dues.”

― Lisa Marie Presley

“I take a situation, analyse it, break it down, put it in the form I want it to be in, and then I toss it away. Let somebody else go deal with it.”

― Lisa Marie Presley

“Certainly the existence of these huge nuclear force was important for the ultimate confrontation, let’s say, over western Europe. You just can’t use them to deal with a situation like Afghanistan.”

― Lloyd Cutler

“There really isn’t a dream role, but there’s a dream situation where I could work with a director that I idolize. So, the idea of working with David Fincher or Paul Thomas Anderson or Wes Anderson or Scorsese or Spielberg or any of the guys I really idolize is a dream for me.”

― Logan Lerman

“Most of the times that I’ve written break-up songs, it’s been different because I was always trying to get back to something: get back to a situation or talk my way or sing my way back into the relationship.”

― Lou Barlow

“For me, it’s hard to enter any situation with people where we’re considering everyone equals, because I bring all of this massive baggage into anything that I do, preconceptions of my work. That’s a lot for the people that I might be bringing along with me to bear.”

― Lou Barlow

“It just takes me awhile to get comfortable in any situation.”

― Lou Barlow

“What I realized is that the desire for making ‘Places’ came from the fact that I’ve got this strange situation with having been born in the glitter, born on the other side of the mirror that everyone fantasizes about.”

― Lou Doillon

“Well that’s true, and what is actually happening now is that there are accusations that those records contain conspiratorial information that has been concealed from the American people and that is a dangerous situation that just cannot be tolerated.”

― Louis Stokes

“Revenge is a sorrow for the person who has to take it on. And the person who is rash enough to think it’s going to help a situation is always wrong.”

― Louise Erdrich

“Just because I’m talking about something that might have been a sad or painful situation doesn’t mean that I’m sad or tortured 24 hours a day any more than anybody else is.”

― Lucinda Williams

“Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“I don’t know if we’re on the edge of the precipice, but we’re in a very, very, very difficult situation.”

― Luis de Guindos

“When we have a defensive situation in which we are conceding too many goals, it is not just a problem in the defense but the entire team, starting with the coach.”

― Luis Enrique

“I was never the bully: I was always the one trying to clean up the situation.”

― Luke Rockhold

“My grandmother was sick and I was told that we could not tell her, and that my cousin was gonna have this wedding as an excuse for us to all go and see her. And I think that I was just so frustrated by the situation.”

― Lulu Wang

“I grew up in the ‘hood around prostitutes, drug dealers, killers, and gangbangers, but I also grew up juxtaposed: On the doorknob outside of our apartment, there was blood from some guy who got shot; but inside, there was National Geographic magazines and encyclopedias and a little library bookshelf situation.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“Sometimes I pine for the era of Miss Manners, when there were hard and fast rules dictating a well-bred individual’s behaviour in any given situation.”

― Lynn Coady

“When you are in a situation or a crisis, you need to define, what is the unique role that I can play?”

― Lynn Good

“The Women of the Storm made a big difference for me, because it really put some real-life faces with the situation, and not just politicians.”

― Lynn Westmoreland

“The condition in New Orleans was changing every day. I said, why don’t we appropriate another $10 billion, come back and look at the situation, and do another $10 billion every week, or every 10 days?”

― Lynn Westmoreland

“Golf isn’t one of the things I’m best at. You’re in a situation where you’re vulnerable when you’re not a good player. But what I’ve found is that those are the times that you can build the most lasting relationships.”

― Lynne Doughtie

“I have no control of life. I have to prepare myself for any situation.”

― Lyoto Machida

“The situation is quite serious – groundwater is important source for water use, including drinking water, and if it gets contaminated, it’s very costly and difficult to clean.”

― Ma Jun

“A shan-shui city is a modern city, a high-density urban situation, but we pay more attention to the environment. We bring waterfalls; we bring in a lot of trees and gardens. We treat architecture as a landscape.”

― Ma Yansong

“I do think one of my strengths is the ability to adapt to whatever the situation is.”

― Mack Wilberg

“It kind of varies according to what I’m doing and what my situation is, but, most of the time, I have no idea what I’m doing until the day of.”

― Mackenzie Foy

“You don’t have to be a rock star – if you don’t like the situation you’re in, you don’t have to settle for it.”

― Macy Gray

“I think when it’s a high-stress situation, my tennis definitely takes a big dip.”

― Madison Keys

“We can go into the Chinese market, develop the engine, new models of cars. Proton can compete. What is the point of giving the company to foreigners? It will revert to the same situation where foreigners just assemble their cars here. We learn nothing.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“Cottonmouth is the result of having to react to his circumstances. He had to, in some ways, take control of the situation and own his circumstances. But as a result of that, he became a person he didn’t intend to become.”

― Mahershala Ali

“My mother found herself in a triangular situation of my father and his legitimate wife. I experienced the emotional trauma of that triangle in my cradle.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“We have a relationship with Syria, an old relationship. We also have good relations with the people of Syria, with all segments of the population. This is the situation as well in Iraq and other countries.”

― Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“I like the fact that when you’re put into a really extreme situation, you put everything else aside. You put your ego aside and get on with it, and I quite like that.”

― Maisie Williams

“You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in.”

― Majel Barrett

“There’s a kind of sick security some people get out of keeping away from people with disabilities. They are running away from any situation that’s not totally pure and all-American and that requires them to do any thinking.”

― Major Owens

“I think life is always dangerous. Some people get afraid of it. Some people don’t go forward. But some people, if they want to achieve their goal, they have to go. They have to move… We have seen the barbaric situation of the 21st century in Swat. So why should I be afraid now?”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I just go out there to show them I’m going to play the right way regardless of what position or what situation I’m in.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“There are going to be ups and downs, but you have to have a steady mindset, regardless of the situation you’re in.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Staying present in a high-pressure situation where you have so much coming at you is gold.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here.”

― Mangosuthu Buthelezi

“Nervenstarke means that no matter the situation, I have to show my teammates that I remain prepared and confident and there for them. They have to feel my Nervenstarke.”

― Manuel Neuer

“I’ve never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized.”

― Manuel Puig

“Whenever you can manoeuvre your characters into a situation where they both have a good argument to make, you’re on the right track.”

― Marc Guggenheim

“Every situation I have ever been in I have been trained for, and I dealt with it to the best of my abilities.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“Our rate moves will have an impact on the economy in 2013. Whether we raise or lower rates depends on how the economic situation develops.”

― Marek Belka

“I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“I hope I am not too repetitive. However, coming to terms with death is part of the general human situation.”

― Margaret Mahy

“Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.”

― Margaret Mead

“When you’re with a bunch of loud 20-year-olds, if you’re on a movie and everybody is a lot younger than you and they want you to go to a club, I’m not very comfortable in that situation. I’ve been on movies when everybody goes out to some loud place. I don’t know; I’m not comfortable.”

― Margo Martindale

“If you’re in a situation where your effective tax rate is so much lower than any other company, then obviously you have a much better position when it comes to compete on prices and everything else.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“As a reporter, I approach every situation knowing that everyone has his or her own agenda. It’s not a bad thing; it’s just a fact.”

― Maria Bartiromo

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

― Maria Bartiromo

“There are countries that are near ours which are in the situation which we all know. I want to say that this is not the case of Spain now and it will not be in the future.”

― Mariano Rajoy

“Spain is facing an economic situation of extreme difficulty, I repeat, of extreme difficulty, and anyone who doesn’t understand that is fooling themselves.”

― Mariano Rajoy

“Finding someone who’s willing to drown with you creates a situation where you no longer want to drown.”

― Marilyn Manson

“Things have become devalued to the point where people don’t realize the repercussions, that they’re devaluing themselves. It could end up bringing about chaos, a lawless situation.”

― Marilyn Manson

“Be able to hiccup silently, or at least without alerting neighbors to your situation. The first hiccup is an exception.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“Honestly, the dangerous situation in which Jews in France live is such that those who walk with a kippa are in any case a minority, because they are afraid.”

― Marine Le Pen

“I am opposed to those who have an ideological vision of immigration, and I think that, given the situation in France, it must stop.”

― Marine Le Pen

“An intellectual’s weapon is writing, but sometimes people react as if it were a firearm. A writer can do a lot to change the situation, but as far as I know, no dictatorship has fallen because of a sonnet.”

― Mario Benedetti

“Even illegals are not coming into the United States now because they can’t find jobs. It’s how desperate the job situation is in the United States.”

― Mario Diaz-Balart

“It’s pretty refreshing to be in a situation where the spotlight is on someone else.”

― Marion Cotillard

“I don’t have a favorite process. My favorite process is the right process for the person I am working with. I can fit in any process as long as the director respects who I am and doesn’t try to put me in a situation to get something out of me – if I can give it without that situation.”

― Marion Cotillard

“The thing about Gambit is that he’s a man who knows how to adapt to survive. He plays things by ear, depending on the situation, and never feels obligated to follow the rules, because the only rules that matter are his own sense of honor. Ultimately, that sense of honor includes ‘doing no harm’ – at least, not to the innocent.”

― Marjorie Liu

“The thing with ‘Mortal Kombat’ is we really deal with that: What is the right thing to do? When somebody does something bad, do you, then, in your mind, rectify the situation by doing something bad to them?”

― Mark Dacascos

“One of the things that I love about voiceover is that it’s a situation where – because you’re not encumbered by being seen – it’s liberating. You’re able to make broad choices that you would never make if you were on camera.”

― Mark Hamill

“In my opinion, Hollywood doesn’t know the context. Hollywood sees a David and Goliath story with Israel being cast in the role of Goliath, as the evil aggressor. The Palestinians are simply innocent reactors to whatever Israelis are throwing at them. And everything – like their economic situation – excuses the savagery.”

― Mark Pellegrino

“I’m quite simple, really. I like to play and inhabit my character. I really like to inhabit the situation. It’s the situation that intrigues me.”

― Mark Rylance

“I like to connect with the other actors in a fantasy situation.”

― Mark Rylance

“I can go to a movie theater and watch a movie I was in with an audience… but with television, the opportunity to meet the fans at Comic Con or any other situation, it’s a chance to enter that circle; it’s that sharing.”

― Mark Sheppard

“I’m the only one in my family who is deaf, and there are still conversations that go around me that I miss out on. And I ask what’s going on, and I have to ask to be included. But I’m not going to be sad about it. I don’t live in sad isolation. It’s just a situation I’m used to.”

― Marlee Matlin

“If someone on Instagram sees that a friend is in a harmful situation, they can report it.”

― Marne Levine

“As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself.’”

― Marshall McLuhan

“Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.”

― Martha Beck

“Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.”

― Martha Beck

“It’s an unusual situation for me to be working and making a living.”

― Martha Plimpton

“The process of writing a novel begins with a pang, a moment of recognition, and a situation, a character, or something you read in a paper, that seems to go off, like a solar flare inside your head.”

― Martin Amis

“Can we ignore what is going on around us, can we disconnect ourselves, our own material situation, our spiritual selves, who we are, can we disconnect that from history and the social context of our lives? The older I get, the more I’m convinced that we cannot, that we are social creatures.”

― Martin Donovan

“You need to carry out very careful pre-feasibility and feasibility studies before you enter any crisis situation.”

― Martti Ahtisaari

“But with the Industrial Revolution and introduction of various industrial techniques for purifying sugar, we have a situation in which what we are consuming is not good nutritionally or ecologically.”

― Marvin Harris

“Now we are in a situation in which for a significant part of the industrial world too much could become a danger, especially too much of the things which are really not good for us in such large quantities.”

― Marvin Harris

“Unfortunately, the food industry has not yet faced this situation and begun taking measures to avoid exploiting our weakness for not knowing when we have had enough.”

― Marvin Harris

“My assignment is to take my situation and to use it to help others who feel hopeless and/or helpless because of loss.”

― Marvin Sapp

“I have a lot of different traits to my personality, depending on who I’m around, and what the dynamic in the situation is.”

― Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“I’ve learned our soldiers are so much like everybody else. They’re just put into an extreme situation.”

― Mary Gauthier

“There have been many cases in which stars have come to us first to break the news because they knew the pressure was on. They wanted to have it on the air so that they could give their honest evaluation of the situation.”

― Mary Hart

“We were never thrown into the situation in the middle of our lives, but grew up doing it. This is all we know, and some people who were thrown into it don’t really know what to do or how to react and this is just kind of natural for us.”

― Mary-Kate Olsen

“I guess you should approach the roles differently when they’re actual people who have been, this is the difference. Getting the accent exact, or the hair exact is less important in a situation like this.”

― Mary Stuart Masterson

“I’ve found I can plunge the characters into whatever absurd, awful situation, and readers will follow as long as the writer makes them seem like ‘real people.’”

― MaryJanice Davidson

“I just go into a game and try to look at the situation and what needs to be done. I try to execute.”

― Masahiro Tanaka

“Once this key conflict is eased, it will have a huge impact on the world. It will take time to find a solution. It’s similar to the situation between East and the West at the time of my flight.”

― Mathias Rust

“Well, a special screening was set up for government officials, so they didn’t have to see the experience of going to see the film. They certainly aren’t going to the projects to see for themselves the situation.”

― Mathieu Kassovitz

“I show up ready to play, so I normally try and fit the situation.”

― Matt Cameron

“Number one, I tell the quarterbacks, do your job. You’ve gotta do your job before you can even worry about anybody else or any other situation.”

― Matt LaFleur

“We will see if the situation with the Affordable Care Act ever rights itself or is improved upon.”

― Matt Mead

“What we have now is a situation where politicians get a whole bunch of money from mainly business interests. Then once they hold that office, they spend all their time in office paying back over and over again those campaign contributions through various favors and contracts and that sort of thing.”

― Matt Taibbi

“It’s really interesting that we’ve had this great Tea Party movement that is all about restoring free market capitalist values, but what they completely fail to understand is that what we’ve got now is a situation where there is a small class of gigantic financial companies that have put themselves above capitalism.”

― Matt Taibbi

“When I was younger, I used humour as a tool to avoid getting too serious with people – if there was deep emotional stuff going on, then I would crack a joke to defuse the situation.”

― Matthew Perry

“Third down and long is the toughest situation for any offensive coordinator in the NFL.”

― Matthew Stafford

“Robin had always wanted to go solo, so when it happened I wasn’t angry at all. I understood the situation. But Barry is so full of pride and couldn’t understand why Robin had done it.”

― Maurice Gibb

“I believe we are going to move into a situation where the more effective conferences will be smaller, more specialized, more focused, with occasional large gatherings to get the attention of the larger world.”

― Maurice Strong

“The only situation that I can’t be in favour of is the lack of respect to human rights in Venezuela.”

― Mauricio Macri

“When I was very young, I had to start to working to help my family, while my friends were studying. Since then, I have felt the urgency to escape from every dependency situation.”

― Maurizio Cattelan

“There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former.”

― Max Baucus

“People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.”

― Max Eastman

“I just never want to be in this situation where I get to set and they’re like, ‘We rewrote this scene, you’re now naked.’ I need a little prep work.”

― Max Greenfield

“I lived with a bunch of guys for about a year in L.A. when I was younger. But I never had a weird roommate situation.”

― Max Greenfield

“Of course I think everybody has moments in their careers when they’re frustrated, or you’re not happy with the current situation.”

― Max Verstappen

“Everybody’s in a situation; everybody has a story. It’s about finding out why.”

― Maxine Peake

“As a human, if you’re in a scary situation, you pretty much forget about everything else! You just try and survive.”

― Maxine Peake

“But I’m a hot-blooded Italian by nature. Whatever the situation you present, I’m going to make something out of it.”

― Maynard James Keenan

“We are aware that many national farm organizations are putting forth various plans to provide both short- and long-term relief to our nation’s agricultural producers. While we believe long-term solutions are essential, the current situation demands a more immediate response.”

― Mel Carnahan

“I love being onstage and I love to perform. To be honest with you, I’m more comfortable performing than I am in an everyday situation, which I can’t quite explain.”

― Melanie Chisholm

“I think it’s very important that we instill in our kids that it has nothing to do with their name or their situation that they’re growing up in; it has to do with who they are as an individual.”

― Melinda Gates

“No matter what the character is, I just say to myself ‘If I, Melissa George, was in that situation, how would I react?’ and once you do that you can just go for it, and hopefully the performance comes through.”

― Melissa George

“When I’m an audience member I do not want to go and see something that I already know, I want to see something that I don’t know. I want to be surprised and stimulated to think about something. I want the magic. I want to be in a situation of uncertainty; that’s what excites me.”

― Meredith Monk

“I always try to find the truth in a situation. That unvarnished, pure nugget of truth at the core of every issue that I write about.”

― Michael Arrington

“If AOL had ever ordered me to remove a piece of content from the site for any reason, I would have immediately written about it and disclosed the situation to our readers. And if I had ever ordered a writer to remove content, I would have expected that writer to have done the same to me.”

― Michael Arrington

“Censorship is a strange situation. There was times when people would burn books because they didn’t like what people were doing.”

― Michael Berryman

“I had a weird situation were someone used my name to extort money from a woman. He took her for 60 or 80 thousand dollars. He is in prison now. It was on Sally.”

― Michael Biehn

“Especially today, given the tight fiscal situation that many States and localities face, the use of transportation facilities that pay for themselves without additional Federal funding is essential.”

― Michael C. Burgess

“Mr. Trump’s memory is fantastic. I’ve never come across a situation that Mr. Trump has said something that is not accurate.”

― Michael Cohen

“To get a connection to your characters, you have to put them in a situation that you can feel yourself.”

― Michael Connelly

“Class certainly loomed large in Katrina’s aftermath. Blacks of means escaped the tragedy; blacks without them suffered and died. In reality, it is how race and class interact that made the situation for the poor so horrible on the Gulf Coast. The rigid caste system that punishes poor blacks and other minorities also targets poor whites.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“Things have to be believable, not in a literal, photographic sense, but in an emotional sense – capturing the essence of the situation.”

― Michael Foreman

“I was a union member in my youth as well and I went on strike, and I don’t think it solved anything. It only made the situation worse for everyone involved.”

― Michael Gove

“The handwriting is on the wall: if you want to have your franchises viable, then you can’t have a situation where New York and Chicago and Los Angeles are doing very, very well, and some other teams are, but, I would say, a significant percentage of the teams in our league are struggling financially.”

― Michael Heisley

“I tremendously enjoy getting involved in a troubled situation and straightening it out… My interest would be if there was a situation that came up, and I thought I could do something with and the price was right, I would be interested.”

― Michael Heisley

“Look, obviously that was – created quite a firestorm, but Newsweek editors have made clear that this was a situation where, you know, a solid, well-placed source provided some information.”

― Michael Isikoff

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”

― Michael Jordan

“Luck can often mean simply taking advantage of a situation at the right moment. It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared.”

― Michael Korda

“When you’re struggling, especially mentally, it’s only the team who can bring you out of that situation. It’s not one or two players.”

― Michael Laudrup

“In Europe, you have very different situation than you do in the United States. In Europe, it’s very segregated. And you have the diasporas in Belgium that I saw. And they’re being radicalized because they’re not assimilated with the culture. I don’t think we have that same situation in the United States.”

― Michael McCaul

“The process depends on the situation, and I don’t think there are any two songs that have gone exactly the same way… well, actually, that’s not true.”

― Michael McKean

“You know, I think it’s one of those cases where the situation really does dictate your level of ridicule.”

― Michael McKean

“When we bought it, Spiegel was in a difficult situation; it made a loss at that time. We invested in it and then it turned around, and then we bought Eddie Bauer and Newport News.”

― Michael Otto

“I don’t know, in view of the situation and the act going where it was going, I don’t know, the rage did go all over the place. It went to everybody in the room.”

― Michael Richards

“I’ll say this: I want to become a distraction! And what I mean is by making big plays and doing good stuff on the field. Although nobody would print that, because that’s not a story. Gotta keep bringing up the locker-room situation because he’s gay.”

― Michael Sam

“The team that is the most focused and executes the best is the team that wins. That’s usually the team that can handle the pressure of the situation.”

― Michael Strahan

“It’s an unfortunate situation. After such a great play I felt like I got hit late, no flag, broke my hand. That’s it. That’s pretty much been the story for the past three weeks, and obviously at some point something catastrophic was going to happen, and I broke my hand.”

― Michael Vick

“In ‘Breaking Bad,’ we have a lead character who definitely finds himself in a situation he would never have expected to find himself in normally.”

― Michelle MacLaren

“Obviously I’m not a violent person; I don’t like violence, but I would definitely go into defending myself if the situation arose.”

― Michelle Ryan

“I don’t think things through very often – I don’t project into the future about how a situation will turn out.”

― Michelle Williams

“There’s something about us as stand-ups that when we’re on our feet, we feel more in control of the situation and in control of our bodies and our delivery.”

― Michelle Wolf

“Certainly when you’re surrounded by top-class players, like Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, all of them, you only can make progress in a situation like that.”

― Michy Batshuayi

“When I did it, I was a starving musician in London in a basement flat, but a simple tune with the right singer or the right situation can become very well liked and accepted. I’m only too pleased to say it happened with that one.”

― Mick Ralphs

“Everybody complaining about their average and all that, but I wanted be in there where I can help my team no matter what situation. And a lot of days, I didn’t have it.”

― Mickey Rivers

“If I were to go back to the Philippines, I would probably end up teaching creative writing at a university. I wouldn’t be able to write, for I would become too jaded to be able to view the existing situation objectively.”

― Miguel Syjuco

“My salary situation at ‘Morning Joe’ wasn’t right. I made five attempts to fix it, then realized I’d made the same mistake every time: I apologised for asking.”

― Mika Brzezinski

“I couldn’t recommend more that people put themselves in a situation where they can see a lot of work that they admire, and for free.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“Effort without talent is a depressing situation… but talent without effort is a tragedy.”

― Mike Ditka

“The show that defined ‘M*A*S*H’ was the original interview episode with Clete Roberts. That was a way to look into these peoples’ lives and investigate their situation, their feelings being away from home on an intimate level.”

― Mike Farrell

“Fortunately, when it comes to meat and poultry, I have the really wonderful situation of having producers and processors that produce and process a very high-quality product.”

― Mike Johanns

“Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind.”

― Mike Todd

“You can’t stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.”

― Mike Tyson

“For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?”

― Milan Kundera

“I believe that we must understand the economy of the situation.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“I always want my character to have dimension, no matter what phase of life or situation they find themselves in.”

― Mira Sorvino

“The embarrassment of a situation can, once you are over it, be the funniest time in your life. And I suppose a lot of my comedy comes from painful moments or experiences in life, and you just flip them on their head.”

― Miranda Hart

“People will go into an audition and a casting situation, and they’ll see someone across the room that’s perhaps slightly famous, or famous, and they think, ‘Oh God, I’m not gonna get the part.’”

― Missi Pyle

“If I’m put in a situation where I am not really sure what’s going to happen, it can be overwhelming. I get a bit anxious.”

― Misty Copeland

“In an economy where more and more value is in information – is in the bits, not the atoms, where bits can be copied essentially for free – any time you have that situation, economic schemes that rely on existing models of intellectual property laws for protection are going to do less and less well.”

― Mitch Kapor

“First of all, I think the situation today is different. We’re in a different place than we were in ’93, ’94.”

― Mitchell Reiss

“Everyone I have spoken with so far recognises the need for the IRA to respond positively and every has said sooner is better than later and I think there is some concern if it does continue to delay much longer that the situation isn’t going to remain the same.”

― Mitchell Reiss

“The situation in Egypt is stable. We are ready for tourism and investment.”

― Mohammed Morsi

“I’m not playing myself. It’s a symbolic situation, where I want to introduce a fascist behind the table. I couldn’t have had anybody else do that; for it to be successful, I had to do it myself.”

― Mohsen Makhmalbaf

“Writing a story is pretty all-consuming for me – it feels a lot like method acting, and for the eight or twelve or fifteen months that I’m working on a story, I’m constantly thinking about how my narrator would react to whatever tangled situation I’m in.”

― Molly Antopol

“You know how if you’re born in a certain situation you always expect your life to run on a steady trajectory? I’ve never really had a sense of that. I assume that life is going to go up and down.”

― Monica Ali

“It’s not the Jews that killed Christ. It was a political situation, and it was the Romans who killed Jesus. They put Jesus on the cross, not the Jews.”

― Monica Bellucci

“As a child of God, our whole reason for existing is to give God praise. What a testimony to give in a difficult situation.”

― Monica Johnson

“To be a backup singer, you have to walk into any situation and just be perfect from the first take to the 50th take.”

― Morgan Neville

“I’ve been in a situation where I was after the money.”

― Morris Chestnut

“The hope is that we’ll continue to create jobs for the vast majority of people. But if the situation arises that this is less and less the case, then we need to rethink, how do we make sure that everybody can make a living?”

― Moshe Vardi

“I was teaching in one of the universities while the country was suffering from a severe famine. People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless. As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“We are going to secure this country. We are going to manage it properly. We will continue to improve the situation, security, economy, and fighting corruption.”

― Muhammadu Buhari

“In his second Inaugural Address, on March 5, 1821, Monroe admitted at last to a general depression of prices, but only as a means of explaining the great decline in the federal revenue. Despite this, he asserted that the situation of America presented a ‘gratifying spectacle.’”

― Murray Rothbard

“Well, now we have exactly the same situation as at the beginning of the race, only exactly opposite.”

― Murray Walker

“After things started to happen here, my choice of material was extremely limited. It was a weird situation.”

― Nancy Sinatra

“It’s not necessarily the best situation for me to try to hug someone unless I really know them. And I don’t really know anybody, so.”

― Naomi Osaka

“Be open and honest, but perceptive to your boss’s situation. That’s my advice to graduates worried about working with a new boss.”

― Naomie Harris

“Indians felt despondent about Indian governance. Changing that atmosphere of gloom was a very challenging task, and I faced many difficulties in rectifying the situation and bringing back confidence and hope.”

― Narendra Modi

“I’m taught to adapt and exploit every situation in the ring.”

― Naseem Hamed

“I’m comfortable in the locker room situation, so whatever.”

― Natalie Coughlin

“As an actress, as you get older, you find yourself in a situation where you play mothers or women who are hoping to be mothers.”

― Natalie Dormer

“The situation in disability sport is growing, and girls like Ellie Cole are doing wonders.”

― Natalie du Toit

“It’s much easier to write when you’re sad. But you can end up isolated and depressed because you almost need to put yourself in that situation to have that angst to write from.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“Reiterating the belief that HIV is the cause of AIDS is an easy thing to do. Understanding the science and politics of the situation is much more complicated and requires study with a critical and open mind.”

― Nate Mendel

“You can build a statistical model and that’s all well and good, but if you’re dealing with a new type of financial instrument, for example, or a new type of situation – then the choices you’re making are pretty arbitrary in a lot of respects.”

― Nate Silver

“I love to meet the fans. I just get embarrassed with those who weep. I don’t know what to do or what to say. It’s a very embarrassing situation.”

― Nathaniel Buzolic

“Regardless of what you plan to use it for, the goal should always be to raise money right before you need it. You don’t want to get into a situation where you need cash and you’re unable to raise it – or you’re unable to raise it on favorable terms. As with any negotiation, you want to raise from a position of strength.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“Before babies, I worked very hard to make sure I understood my surroundings and figured out where I fit in the world, whether it was at work or in a social situation.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“I have found that every family has a strange remedy for any situation – from ‘Use Fantastic to get the scuff off your patent leather shoes!’ to ‘Soak an aspirin in a glass of water to get rid of a migraine.’”

― Nia Vardalos

“It’s not like suddenly, when you become a working actor all your friends are in the same situation. I have friends who are still handing out flyers for their one-woman show and trying to make ends meet.”

― Nia Vardalos

“The Conservative Party is not honouring the commitment to Lords reform and, as a result, part of our contract has now been broken. Clearly I cannot permit a situation where Conservative rebels can pick and choose the parts of the contract they like, while Liberal Democrat MPs are bound to the entire agreement.”

― Nick Clegg

“I’m not sure why working at a homeless shelter made sense to me, except that I needed to immerse myself in some sort of larger real-life situation to get me out of the cage of my mind, in some ways.”

― Nick Flynn

“There is no worse situation to be in than Oscar night. Not knowing whether you’ve won is completely draining.”

― Nick Park

“I decided that I want to live in a big world. And since then, any time I’m confronted with a challenging situation, I go for it.”

― Nick Woodman

“The greatest artists were in a situation where they had to pay their bills. That’s a very convenient way to get very creative very fast.”

― Nicolas Winding Refn

“I don’t claim to be an expert on love. I’m just a woman who has experienced a lot of things, and I want to share and hopefully my sharing will help make your situation better, because that’s the goal.”

― Niecy Nash

“AIDS is a complex situation that’s sure to bring out the best and the worst in people.”

― Niki de St. Phalle

“When I’m challenged, I grow. I never want to be in a situation where I’m not challenged and not afraid. One of my favorite feelings is stepping into a film and knowing that I’m a little bit afraid of what I have to accomplish.”

― Nikki Reed

“I think the rich will eventually have to cave in too, because the economic situation around the world is not gonna tolerate the United States being on top forever.”

― Nina Simone

“Doing music to pay bills is an uncomfortable situation. I never wanted to be in that situation.”

― Nipsey Hussle

“Faced with the collapse of Iraq into something like Lebanon – or worse, Somalia – the Bush administration opted for a new counterinsurgency strategy. Violence was reduced because, for the first time since the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, Iraqis felt that there was a force capable of dominating the situation and ensuring basic order.”

― Noah Feldman

“So many times in television, you get cancelled arbitrarily as a result of your ratings in the off season, and you don’t have an opportunity to really script your ending, which can leave it an unsatisfying situation for both participants and the audience.”

― Noah Wyle

“One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.”

― Nolan Ryan

“The term ‘glass ceiling’ was coined in 1984. More than 20 years later, the ceiling has barely cracked. There isn’t a single country in the world that has as many female as male politicians. In business, the situation is even worse. Its highest echelon – the board – remains a chauvinist’s dream.”

― Noreena Hertz

“Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.”

― Norman Vincent Peale

“The U.S. has been living in a situation of excesses for too long. Consumers were out spending more than their income and the country was spending more than its income, running up large current-account deficits. Now we have to tighten our belts and save more.”

― Nouriel Roubini

“I always try to adjust to the situation.”

― Novak Djokovic

“You cannot have a situation where you think that if you want to attack, then you play this formation, and if you want to defend, then you play this formation.”

― Nuno Espirito Santo

“’Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ was mainly a boys’ film; we girls were just a catalyst. We would set up a situation for them to react to, and the joke would come on us. The applause was for the boys. But, the film paved the way for me in the industry.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“Let’s just say that I have a tendency if I am uncomfortable in a situation to speak my mind.”

― Octavia Spencer

“We willing to work with anybody that wants to work with us. It’s open arms. It ain’t no hating on no situation.”

― Offset

“We’ve got a very difficult situation created by this embrace of the so-called Arab Spring. And that’s not getting better. It’s getting worse. The carnage for the people of Syria is horrific, and it’s quite frankly too little, too late to reverse a lot of that.”

― Oliver North

“There’s this absurd situation on a movie set where your trailer’s here and the set is here and the lunch tent is here, and you’re not allowed to get yourself from these three places.”

― Olivia Williams

“Anybody who dedicates himself to exploring the human condition, there’s always a detached eye that’s watching. In any situation, a little part of me is observing it, to see if there are any raw materials to create something else later.”

― Oscar Isaac

“Treating our customers and each other with respect and dignity is at the core of who we are, and we must always remember this no matter how challenging the situation.”

― Oscar Munoz

“But I think the image that’s thrown out on television is a bad image. Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars. And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation.”

― Oscar Robertson

“Being a humorist is not a voluntary thing. You can tell this because in a situation where saying a funny thing will cause a lot of trouble, a humorist will still say the funny thing. No matter how inappropriate.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Our regulatory bodies strive to create honest dealings, fair trades, and a situation in which no one has an advantage over anyone else. But human beings aren’t honest. And all trades are made because one person thinks he’s getting the better of the other, and the other person thinks the same.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I feel curious about every situation I’m in.”

― Paloma Faith

“I don’t want to be in a situation again where I am sitting on a set, wondering why I am there and why I am doing the film.”

― Pankaj Tripathi

“I left school just shy of 17: I’d started going into touring and that situation.”

― Paolo Nutini

“I can find myself in a situation where, by the time I’m releasing an album, I have the next one written. It is a bit old school.”

― Passenger

“Although sometimes it’s very difficult, if you’re willing to look hard enough, you can find positives in every situation.”

― Pat McAfee

“But like Mrs. Ford, I think that the more people realize what a difficult and what an insidious disease it is, the sooner people will start to correct that situation.”

― Pat Summerall

“I came to Turin above all for my family, because at Manchester, they had inserted a clause in our agreement which changed the situation considerably. It really annoyed me.”

― Patrice Evra

“Climate neutrality means a situation where the world can naturally absorb the emissions that will continue to be produced in our societies.”

― Patricia Espinosa

“The power of storytelling is to free us from isolation, shame, and whatever the situation.”

― Patricia McCormick

“As a costume designer, I first try to figure out what the character’s economic situation is and hit the stores they’d shop.”

― Patricia Norris

“I stickhandle a lot at practice. I watch a lot of hockey, so I try to either pick up something from other players or watch some video and see what kind of move would work in the same situation.”

― Patrick Kane

“If you don’t know what your family stands for and what your life situation is, you’re in trouble.”

― Patrick Lencioni

“A freewheeling mind can conceive a virtually infinite number of sequences, but just how that mind picks out and stores those that may perhaps be used later to deal with a given tension, a given situation, is far beyond my understanding.”

― Patrick O’Brian

“I admire people who have that integrity, who know how to peacefully move through a situation – and it’s reflected in how they deal with things like loss.”

― Patrick Wang

“The most ethical way to deal with an unethical situation would be to simply say: ‘We did something wrong.’ But nobody in a family like mine would ever respond like this.”

― Patti Davis

“I think the race situation is getting better as far as people respecting each other goes. I think the race situation with entertainment is not that much better.”

― Patti LaBelle

“Going on unemployment was a total low point for me, but it was also the point when I promised myself I’d write every day from 9 to 5. I tried to make the most out of every situation that came along.”

― Paul Downs Colaizzo

“Acting is many things. Acting is playing lines, of course, but it’s much more profound than that. Acting is truth-telling and trying to find the truth in a human situation, which will be sketched out by a screenwriter with all the skill that a screenwriter can do; but in the end, that’s just the map of the journey.”

― Paul Greengrass

“Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on Earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation… but not one peer-reviewed paper published in the last thirty years can refute that statement.”

― Paul Hawken

“It’s a shame the Manchester United situation turned sour.”

― Paul Ince

“It’s a lot of random situations that combine in a certain volatile form and create a bigger-than- the-whole situation that nobody could have predicted.”

― Paul Kantner

“Even when I begin with a situation that’s basically funny or sad, I like to keep poking around in it. I like to get into the middle of a relationship, to explore the subtle places.”

― Paul Mazursky

“We are confronting a situation in which the Administration, in my view, is once again manufacturing a crisis. There is no crisis in the Social Security system. The system is not on the verge of bankruptcy.”

― Paul Sarbanes

“By the end of it, you never know how it’s going to turn out. Hopefully if I pick the right songs and put the right melodies on it and all the collaboration works out. it’s a win-win situation.”

― Paul Taylor

“We all press buttons in relationships, in our dealings with people, without thinking what it really means. We all knock along without questioning what kind of situation we’re in. We may often be in a very good one, but we don’t even appreciate the good situations. We’re lazy. Or we’re scared. Or we just don’t notice.”

― Pauline Collins

“I connect with all of the characters in my films. That’s what makes you want to make a film, that you can enter the mindset, the situation, the conflict, the contradictions.”

― Pawel Pawlikowski

“When we did ‘Toy Story,’ that was an all-hands-on-deck situation that really was time-intensive.”

― Pete Docter

“Whether we like it or not, gender differences matter in a combat situation.”

― Pete Hegseth

“Although I dig my guitar playing, I think it’s kind of an obvious situation; I play what I want to play within my own restrictions.”

― Pete Townshend

“I think good comedy is a commitment to the absurd in that the situation for the actors should be virtually played like a drama.”

― Peter Billingsley

“Our situation here, without any exaggeration, is beyond description almost; it is such as eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor hath it ever entered into the heart of men to conceive Boston ever to arrive at.”

― Peter Oliver

“Penalty shoot-outs are the most high-pressure situation that a goalkeeper will face, and in a World Cup, it’s even worse because the stakes are so high.”

― Peter Schmeichel

“But, right now, the situation is that almost all of my writing is out of print.”

― Peter Sotos

“Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was. But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth. Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned to come in and take over.”

― Peter T. King

“Just several years ago, Shaykh Kabbani, who is the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, when he was speaking at the State Department, said that more than 80 percent of the mosques were controlled by extremists. And from all I’ve seen over the last four or five years, the situation has even gotten worse.”

― Peter T. King

“The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time. So the music wasn’t threatening, we weren’t threatening.”

― Peter Tork

“His ball technique is superb, but most importantly, he can react to how the game develops. At the last possible moment in any situation, he can find the ideal solution. There are a lot of ways that Messi can finish an attack.”

― Petr Cech

“In a network situation, a vice president, while he’s shaving, can decide your history.”

― Phil Donahue

“The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen’s wars as they are the veterans’ wars. If we don’t assume that civilians have just as much ownership and the moral responsibilities that we have as a nation when we embark on something like that, then we’re in a very bad situation.”

― Phil Klay

“They committed murder, it is true; but their situation may have rendered it inevitable.”

― Philip Hone

“I don’t think any of us know how we would react until we were put in a situation where we have to do something bad or do something good. I think I’d like to believe I’d act like a decent human being, but I’m realistic to know I don’t know.”

― Philip Kerr

“History asks us to imagine ourselves in a period, but it’s a very different situation when you’re in that period and faced with those situations.”

― Philip Kerr

“That human behavior is more influenced by things outside of us than inside. The ‘situation’ is the external environment. The inner environment is genes, moral history, religious training.”

― Philip Zimbardo

“Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.”

― Philip Zimbardo

“I’m not too keen on jokes that are one-liners. I want the situation to be funny.”

― Philippe Falardeau

“Sometimes when you’re overwhelmed by a situation – when you’re in the darkest of darkness – that’s when your priorities are reordered.”

― Phoebe Snow

“Whenever I get stuck on something, I’m like, ‘What would I do if I wasn’t afraid? What would I write if I wasn’t afraid? What would I say in this situation if I wasn’t afraid?’”

― Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“There were mornings when I just didn’t want to get out of bed. But once again, I’m in an adverse situation and having to deal with something new and learn how to do it.”

― Picabo Street

“Photography can be a volatile situation. It can be very potent.”

― Platon

“Any business situation is restrictive.”

― Prince

“When it comes to an everyday situation, I am like an ant. I keep putting money aside because I know that if I want to splurge, there is a big mountain of money that I can use.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“I did Jay Leno with Mike the Situation, and he just – he lives, like, ten minutes from me in Jersey. He’s like, ‘If you ever get a flat, call me. I’ll come fix your tire.’ That’s how we do. That’s neighborly, you know?”

― Queen Latifah

“The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.”

― R. D. Laing

“I want people to notice my writing abilities are real and that I’m not just stuck in one situation.”

― R. Kelly

“Whatever the situation at hand, that’s what I’m dealing with and trying to be true to it in that moment.”

― Rachael Harris

“The interaction between the two matters, but to me, each doesn’t really exist independently of the other, so I’m not ever faced with a situation where the tone is wrong for the story, or the story wrong for the tone. They are two parts of one thing.”

― Rachel Kushner

“I like to read novels where the author seems knowledgeable, like someone you know you could walk calmly next to through a complicated situation, and he or she would be alive to its meaning and ironies. And you wouldn’t even have to mention them out loud to each other.”

― Rachel Kushner

“There has been talk of lack of consensus, but we all know that this is the veto of foreign powers, the intolerable situation in our 21st century America.”

― Rafael Correa

“I walked away from the Jive Records situation, but I still have a great relationship with a lot of the workers and a lot of people who were in that system that have moved on to other places. I felt like being there; it totally wasn’t understood what the Raheem DeVaughn movement was about.”

― Raheem DeVaughn

“I grew up in Nagpur, and I first started enjoying the author Harishankar Parsai. He wrote mostly satire, essays on the current situation and social issues. He wrote many books and I think he was my first influence.”

― Rajkumar Hirani

“If Pakistan and ISI stop supporting terrorist groups, security situation in South Asia would improve significantly.”

― Rajnath Singh

“I want to see myself in a situation where guys want to grow, guys want to get better.”

― Rajon Rondo

“I had the misfortune of being born in a horrendous situation.”

― Ralph H. Baer

“Let’s be cautious about dreaming up extreme scenarios. The situation in Iraq is still salvageable.”

― Rand Beers

“In addition to a soaring stock market, 6.6 million jobs have been created since tax relief measures went into effect in 2003. Our deficit situation has also improved as tax revenues have increased at double-digit rates over the past two years.”

― Randy Neugebauer

“Just because a situation is grim doesn’t mean you don’t have every right to smile.”

― Rashida Jones

“Cyborg doesn’t need to eat or sleep, and whenever he encounters an issue that he’s not initially equipped to handle, his technology can transmogrify and immediately adapt to that situation.”

― Ray Fisher

“I’m open to any kind of situation in a song as long as it touches my heart.”

― Reba McEntire

“Panic is rare, looting is essentially insignificant, people are not terrified and trampling each other to flee from a disaster scene, but in fact are trying to manage a situation. We may in fact revert to some sort of primordial civility.”

― Rebecca Solnit

“Whenever you have a tight situation and there’s a close pitch, the umpire gets a squawk no matter how he calls it.”

― Red Barber

“Many parts of the media have created the situation where uninteresting fashion can thrive.”

― Rei Kawakubo

“What I call a mimetic crisis is a situation of conflict so intense that on both sides people act the same way and talk the same way even though, or because, they are more and more hostile to each other.”

― Rene Girard

“I always go into a film situation depressed and fearful.”

― Rene Russo

“We are living in a multicultural society. Our role as leaders is to enable grappling with this situation, even when multiculturalism is difficult.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“There is no, and cannot be, any situation in which we don’t respect the law and the judiciary. It is unacceptable to attack the courts; criticism is allowed, but attacks are not. It shakes the basis of our democracy.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“There’s no doubt that our hearts are with the residents of Gaza. We and the whole world are unable to get to a situation in which Gaza can be rehabilitated. There needs to be an international initiative with Israel’s participation, in order to bring an end to the enmity against us.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“I’ve never been uncomfortable sharing stuff. It’s almost the opposite. I’ll say the most blunt, brutally honest thing about any situation.”

― Rex Orange County

“If you ask the average person on the street about U.S. energy and U.S. oil in particular, our situation, most Americans would say, ‘Oh, we’re energy poor; we don’t have enough oil; we don’t have enough natural gas.’”

― Rex Tillerson

“’MacGyver’ of course, that’s probably my favorite show of all time because it was a guy who was so, so smart and could use his wits, and his technical know-how could get him out of any situation.”

― Rhys Darby

“You have to suspend disbelief a little bit to buy into your situation and to the story and to how the character will react. You have to tweak your credibility a little bit, is basically what it comes down to.”

― Richard Dean Anderson

“I don’t know what its like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfilment of personal fantasies. It isn’t just art, its about being a person I’ve always wanted to be, or being in a situation, or being a hero.”

― Richard Dreyfuss

“The time frame is very small to disarm the militia, to bring about a security situation in which the governing council, the 24 Iraqis or however many others they appoint, can govern the country.”

― Richard Lugar

“Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.”

― Richard Mourdock

“The situation in the sciences is this: A concept or an idea which cannot be measured or cannot be referred directly to experiment may or may not be useful. It need not exist in a theory.”

― Richard P. Feynman

“There may be a little bit of finger-pointing – there always is in a situation like this – but I think of Ebola as an act of nature. It’s the biological equivalent of a tsunami, and yes, we are having trouble handling it.”

― Richard Preston

“There comes a point in every story where you have got a reservoir of knowledge, and you are then really just adding the substantial new facts to your understanding of it. That is the easiest situation, because you can call on that reservoir, but when you get a sudden story out of nowhere, like ebola, you don’t have a reservoir of knowledge.”

― Richard Quest

“You’ve got all these people making action movies, and they’ve never been in a life-or-death situation.”

― Richard Stanley

“My situation should have been a lot worse. By rights I shouldn’t have survived the crash.”

― Rick Allen

“Working with Russia, we worked with Iran. Are they our friends? You have to take each situation uniquely.”

― Rick Santelli

“What amazes me is that you can have 10 different photographers in the same room, and you see 10 different rooms. You realize how much of it is the person’s perspective rather than the situation itself.”

― Rick Smolan

“When it comes to politics, there’s never a certain yes or no to any situation.”

― Riteish Deshmukh

“I share my personal experiences of what is right according to me in a particular situation.”

― Rithvik Dhanjani

“Neymar will not return to Barcelona. It was a very difficult situation for him there.”

― Rivaldo

“Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain.”

― Robert A. Cook

“It’s not the situation… It’s your reaction to the situation.”

― Robert Conklin

“In acting, I always try to go back to what would actually be the real situation, the real human behavior in life.”

― Robert De Niro

“In movies, people seem to be more emotional than they would ever be if that situation was actually happening to them.”

― Robert Downey, Jr.

“We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.”

― Robert E. Lee

“A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives.”

― Robert Emmet

“So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener, that he will cultivate them extensively, even against the wishes of his employer; and, in many instances, rather leave his situation than give up the growth of his favourite flower.”

― Robert Fortune

“The situation in Iraq will be long, it will be expensive and it will be difficult. But in the end, Iraq will very much be worth it.”

― Robert Foster Bennett

“Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.”

― Robert Graves

“It is not something I ever envisaged doing when I set out – thinking, ‘Oh yeah, I’d love to be a third-choice keeper’ – but your situation changes as your career goes on.”

― Robert Green

“I was a freshman All-American, and I tore my ACL in the third game. But God has a plan for everything. I had a chance to turn away from Him in that situation or draw closer to Him. I decided to draw closer to Him, and came back stronger from it.”

― Robert Griffin III

“Every situation has qualities. Essentially, we quantify them and that’s the practical side of our lives, so the involvement with perception and in acquiring the perception is our ability to understand qualities. They exist only as long as a human being keeps them in play. They’re – Therefore they are akin to energy.”

― Robert Irwin

“I think that quite often you can only find a choice between bad and worse. But I think it’s worth making the effort, and I like to expose my characters to that sort of situation.”

― Robert Jordan

“I think that pirates represent every person’s ability to get up and leave their current daily situation and go on an adventure, and maybe to see things and do things they’ve never done before or even dreamed of doing.”

― Robert Kurson

“One question about a joke is, how well is the strangeness of the situation resolved? At ‘The New Yorker’, we retain a lot of incongruity, tapping the playful part of the mind – Monty Python-type stuff. We also try to use humor as a vehicle for communicating ideas. Not editorial comment, but observation.”

― Robert Mankoff

“Whoever makes something, having bought or contracted for all other held resources used in the process… is entitled to it. The situation is not one of something’s getting made, and there being an open question of who is to get it. Things come into the world already attached to people having entitlement over them.”

― Robert Nozick

“My character on ‘Voyager,’ because of the way he was presented, I could go either way. I could be a real buffoon, a windbag, be self-involved, and we could get a lot of comic mileage from him. However, the audience accepted me with gravity when I was in a dire situation, so they would follow me in comic or dramatic stories.”

― Robert Picardo

“There have been people I’ve warmed to over the years but, as the situation I’m in is so fleeting and transient, I’ve always known it’s going to be over kind of real quick.”

― Robert Plant

“I like to think that I have no single view nor any single situation that I think things arrive from. I try to give examples of what I think are interesting questions for me.”

― Robert Sheckley

“Without a Mayaguez, or something comparable that we don’t see in the immediate future, there is probably no one thing the President can do to himself to turn this situation around.”

― Robert Teeter

“I feel, in my life, in any situation I’ve been in, I’ve always been sort of in the middle.”

― Robert Trujillo

“When I first went from a band situation to a solo situation, it was quite an adjustment to make. But after having done it for a number of years, it really feels good out there.”

― Roger McGuinn

“In a sense, fantasy is a freer play of the imagination. You can achieve exactly the situation you want with less groundwork, less of a need to fill in all of the background. For science fiction, I would use a lot of sources to set up, for instance, what a being from another planet would be like.”

― Roger Zelazny

“I reached a situation in which I cannot conduct the presidency.”

― Roh Moo-hyun

“I was thinking of writers living in East Europe before the Berlin Wall came down. They wrote fantastic stuff but were dealing with a situation that was almost impossible to deal with, but they found a way.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“The average person – if you had a situation that hit your family and you needed to do something, you would not just go and take a vacation, or you would not do something that’s not related to the task at hand. But in Washington, that just seems to be par for the course.”

― Ron DeSantis

“It’s inevitable that you feel scared when you don’t have control of a situation.”

― Ronaldo

“I had 12 years of classical music as a child, playing piano competitions as a teenager, playing in blues bands and rock ‘n’ roll bands, country and jazz bands. I played in about any situation.”

― Ronnie Milsap

“I am most supportive of organizations whose goal is to increase the living situation of those less fortunate than myself.”

― Rosanna Pansino

“If you have extremes of haves and have-nots where the gap keeps growing, the have-nots group together and create social disorder, as they can’t see a way out of their situation.”

― Ross Kemp

“Now I get exposure first with people directly in the clubs. This is a unique situation for me.”

― Roy Ayers

“The worst situation with radiation escaping is if you are downwind from it. You could virtually be on one side and not affected by the radiation. If you’re on the other side and you’re downwind from it, you are going to be affected.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“There is a saying in Arabic meaning that every situation must be considered based on the realities on the ground. I can talk in some places freely, but not in others.”

― Rula Ghani

“Situation comedy on television has thrived for years on ‘canned’ laughter, grafted by gaglines by technicians using records of guffawing audiences that have been dead for years.”

― Russell Baker

“There are situations in life to which the only satisfactory response is a physically violent one. If you don’t make that response, you continually relive the unresolved situation over and over in your life.”

― Russell Hoban

“Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question.”

― Russell Simmons

“I feel like in every situation in life, I just always end up singing, like, anywhere.”

― Ruth B

“The reality is that the economic situation for millennials is not a good one.”

― Ryan Holiday

“For me, the saddest thing in the world is always lost potential. That is always the most heartbreaking thing, when there’s something left to be mined from a situation or a person that goes unexplored; that’s a tragedy to me.”

― Ryan Murphy

“If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it.”

― S. I. Hayakawa

“There was really a snobbery from people in film – they did not want people who had come from television. It was the poor relation of show business, and especially situation comedy.”

― Sally Field

“I find the whole situation of confronting an audience terrifying.”

― Sam Shepard

“I don’t have the looks to compete at a bar, and I’m not that funny. So the last thing I want is to be in a situation where that’s what I’m competing on. I’d rather be on OkCupid or Match, where I can write a 300-word essay about myself that’s really good.”

― Sam Yagan

“I get cyber-bullied all of the time. Everybody has something negative to say. It is so hurtful. So I think that it is really important for kids to know how to deal with it correctly because it can be a really dangerous situation.”

― Sammi Hanratty

“If I would go up on a high note, Eddie would want a low one. That’s how petty the situation had become.”

― Sammy Hagar

“My situation is different from Mark’s. I’m not looking for home runs, I’m looking for the playoffs.”

― Sammy Sosa

“Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.”

― Samuel Hopkins

“It’s difficult because usually when they cast things, the main characters are Caucasian in absolutely almost every situation.”

― Sandrine Holt

“I would never go into the ‘Bigg Boss’ house even in a hypothetical situation. I have been to jail, so if I were to be confined in that house, I’d get rattled.”

― Sanjay Dutt

“Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation.”

― Sanjay Kumar

“Life is too complex to compress into soundbites. Every situation is different.”

― Sarah Brightman

“The thing I love about theater is the fact that everyone’s complicit. We’re either there as a storyteller, or we’re there as a listener, and it’s basically a campfire situation.”

― Sarah Goldberg

“As an actor, one’s role is very much to respond and react to the situation within the context of the character and his world.”

― Satya Bhabha

“The Finnish way of dealing with Russia, whatever the situation, is that we will be very decisive to show what we don’t like, where the red line is.”

― Sauli Niinisto

“Americans are connected to the situation in the West Bank and Gaza and Israel because, generally speaking, Jewish Americans were always there, and many American Jewish people connect their nationality to the Israeli one.”

― Sayed Kashua

“There are always deadlines I have to meet. I don’t let myself get too close to the deadlines, so it’s not like I’m just sweating bullets or anything if the clock is ticking. I never let myself get in that situation.”

― Scott Adams

“If you’re sitting across the table from someone, the geometry of the situation says ‘confrontation.’ If you’re walking with somebody, you’re heading in the same direction, and the spatial dance you’re doing is a little more cooperative.”

― Scott Kim

“There’s a vast encyclopedia of fears and phobias, and pretty much any object, experience, situation you can think of, there is someone who has a phobia of it.”

― Scott Stossel

“Coaching jobs are far and few between; you try and get into the right situation and take advantage of it from there.”

― Scottie Pippen

“My eyebrows – they have a life of their own. I don’t arch them on purpose; I don’t do, like, arching exercises or anything, I promise! I try to maintain a neutral mass, but they just sort of go with whatever the situation is!”

― Seamus Dever

“The thought of being in space, and kind of enclosed, I find would be very claustrophobic. I think I would panic in that situation.”

― Sean Bean

“I can always see light in any situation. It’s just the way I’m made.”

― Sean Penn

“We will try to raise awareness in Europe for the special situation and the special security needs of Israel.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“One big mistake of many politicians is to have no understanding for the real situation of people in their country.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“We believe Russian-American relations are broader and larger than emotions and mutual grudges, including the situation with the U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“Correct meditation means correctly understanding your situation moment by moment – what are you doing now? Only do it! Then, each action is complete; each action is enough. Then no thinking, so each moment I can perceive everything just like this.”

― Seung Sahn

“When you do a pop album, the canvas is completely yours. There is no story situation forced on to your songs – you have the freedom to develop it right from the concept.”

― Shankar Mahadevan

“I don’t get nervous in any situation. There’s no such thing as nerves when you’re playing games.”

― Shaquille O’Neal

“I always, always want to make people laugh. In every situation. Even when it’s inappropriate.”

― Sharon Horgan

“We need to make the bullies aware of what they’re doing, why it’s wrong, and the effects it has on the kids who they are doing it to. You can see the light bulbs going off in these kids’ heads when I say this. I try to put them in the situation of those being bullied. It just makes them aware.”

― Sheamus

“The bullies don’t realize the effects they’re having on the kids who are being bullied. They aren’t in that situation themselves and are just looking for an audience.”

― Sheamus

“I’m gonna be the rap game Kevin Durant! He is so skilled, and no matter his situation or where he go, he never misses. I’m the same.”

― Sheck Wes

“I know I’m in a ‘jack of all, master of none’ situation, but I like it that way.”

― Shenaz Treasury

“Ever since Katrina, there has been a proliferation of efforts at the state level and among hospital administrators to come up with guidelines that would help professionals stuck in a situation like this to prioritize patients. These are questions of values much more than they are of medicine or nursing. They’re the province of everybody.”

― Sheri Fink

“I’m not pretending I can give advice to every single person or every single couple for every situation; I’m making the point that we are not going to get to equality in the workforce before we get to equality in the home. Not going to happen.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“I’m very picky and I’m in a situation where it’s a big crossover.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“When I came to office, in terms of diplomacy and national security, as well as the economy, Japan was in a very severe situation.”

― Shinzo Abe

“I have always loved to use fear, to take it and comprehend it and make it work and consolidate a situation where I was afraid and take it whole and work from there.”

― Shirley Jackson

“As information technology restructures the work situation, it abstracts thought from action.”

― Shoshana Zuboff

“Discipline is creating the situation.”

― Shunryu Suzuki

“I’m massively inspired by ‘True Blue’-era Madonna, but she is absolutely confident and in control of the situation.”

― Shura

“In my situation there are often things I need to do for the team, so when I get the chance to relax it’s all I want to do.”

― Sidney Crosby

“I don’t practise any religion but I am deeply interested in the answers that mankind has come up with to explain the human situation.”

― Simon Callow

“Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.”

― Simon Sinek

“Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.”

― Simon Wiesenthal

“When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.”

― Simone de Beauvoir

“We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits – and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful.”

― Simone Weil

“The reason that war is such a fascinating subject for writers is because it’s a revealer. Put a bunch of people in an adrenaline-fuelled, life-or-death situation and their fundamental behaviours are exposed, the scrim is taken away and the motivations behind each personality come out to play.”

― Sloane Crosley

“Everyone has been in a social situation where you say something and it goes unnoticed, then someone else says the same thing and everyone laughs a lot. You learn how to be more creative and whacky and amusing.”

― Sloane Crosley

“I never studied directing and I never really thought about doing it, and then I just found myself in that situation and tried it. I like to be observing everything else, and I get self-conscious in front of the camera.”

― Sofia Coppola

“My manager was Buddy Glee, who put me together with Mike Curb, and was basically the idea to bring some soul to the label and bring something different to the label besides the Hank Williams situation.”

― Solomon Burke

“For me, a big part of writing psychological thrillers is choosing crimes committed for motives which would only apply to a particular person in a particular situation; a unique, one-off motive that is born out of someone’s particular range of psychological afflictions.”

― Sophie Hannah

“My only opinion on the L&H ‘home movie’ situation – I regret we have no financial interest in them.”

― Stan Laurel

“The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.”

― Stella Adler

“When I was named captain under Mark Sampson, there were a lot of questions about whether I was ready for it. I wasn’t a certain starter. There were more experienced players than me; I was only 25. I was trying to nail down a centre-half spot, and it was a difficult situation.”

― Steph Houghton

“The quarter finals is always an exciting round because you know you’re one match away from that one table situation: where the magic really starts to happen at the Crucible and where it starts to come into its own.”

― Stephen Hendry

“I cannot see a situation when I won’t feel pressure to play well and win.”

― Stephen Hendry

“Do I ever get questions that are rude or impertinent? Yes, but I love to use them. The audience immediately perceives the emotional awkwardness of the situation.”

― Steve Allen

“I usually get freaked out if I’m in a situation where a lot of people recognise me at once.”

― Steve Buscemi

“I don’t even know if I have kind of a personal, like a take or a mental manual of how I’m raising kids. It’s really – I think with everybody, it’s just day-to-day and you just try to deal with every situation as they come.”

― Steve Carell

“When you’re in a turnaround situation, you cannot incrementalize your way out of it.”

― Steve Easterbrook

“The most troubling loan we had was actually to the ‘Octomom’. That was a terrible situation, and we worked very, very hard to move her to another home that they could afford.”

― Steve Mnuchin

“I can’t fly a flag for monogamy or whatever the opposite is; it depends on the person and on the situation.”

― Sting

“No matter how difficult your situation may be you have to follow the Lord of the Second Advent completely.”

― Sun Myung Moon

“Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.”

― Sun Tzu

“’Yamla Pagla Deewana’ is not slapstick but a situation based comedy.”

― Sunny Deol

“As an international batsman, I have to come out to bat under any situation. Sometimes a platform has been laid; on others, we have to build one. That’s part of our job, and that’s why international cricket is so challenging.”

― Suresh Raina

“Macro humor is just a person being themselves in a situation, saying whatever they’re going to say, and it’s funny because of the situation and who they are, or they say something, and it’s just so them.”

― Susanna Fogel

“A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice the object or situation it bespeaks. A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents.”

― Susanne Langer

“In ‘The Hunger Games,’ in most people’s idea, in terms of rebellion or a civil-war situation, that would meet the criteria for a necessary war. These people are oppressed, their children are being taken off and put in gladiator games. They’re impoverished, they’re starving, they’re brutalized.”

― Suzanne Collins

“The body can do amazing things in a situation when it is really called for.”

― Suzanne Farrell

“Here’s my gift-giving rule: Respect your current financial situation.”

― Suze Orman

“It’s a terrible mistake when it gets to be a contest of egos. The actor is always going to win. If a director gets into a control situation and is overbearing, it’s deadly.”

― Sydney Pollack

“I don’t see any move toward international pressure to stabilize the situation.”

― Sydney Schanberg

“When I arrived on the planet, there were only two billion. Wildlife was more abundant, we were less so; now the situation is reversed.”

― Sylvia Earle

“I don’t think for a minute we went to Iraq for oil. It just so happened that it had oil. But I think we’ll come out of the Iraqi situation with a call on their oil at market price.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“You had eight years before President Trump, a situation where the opposition party basically ran in opposition to the president on a platform of thinly based racism. That doesn’t mean that the politicians themselves were outright racist, but when charges of birtherism came up, no one repudiated it.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I was born in West Baltimore, lived in a situation in which violence was everywhere.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“The Internet empowers people to have a direct impact on an emergency situation on a global scale.”

― Tae Yoo

“Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price.”

― Tahar Ben Jelloun

“I think that if you take somebody out of their comfort zone, they’re going to dislike people because they’re not liking themselves in a situation.”

― Tamsin Greig

“The thing about being a mystery writer, what marks a mystery writer out from a chick lit author or historical fiction writer, is that you always find a mystery in every situation.”

― Tana French

“I’m just here to compete and do the best I can and let things play out and just be the best teammate I can be, regardless of the situation.”

― Tarvaris Jackson

“When I feel really insecure, or I’m in a social situation where I’m nervous about how I come off, or I’m trying to control the situation too much, I literally just try and use the same muscles that I had to use on stage – just paying attention to the other person and trusting yourself to respond as emotionally honestly as possible.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“I’ve made sure that in any situation and with any record label, I’m allowed to write my own music.”

― Taylor Swift

“I heard that when Christina Aguilera went back to her prom, people, like, booed her. I can’t imagine going through that. If you know that’s going to happen, why put yourself in that situation? I’d rather play for 20,000 screaming people, you know?”

― Taylor Swift

“I don’t have a type. I don’t have a specific kind of human being. It’s just kind of an X-factor of sorts. Everybody I’ve ever dated has been a case-by-case situation.”

― Taylor Swift

“I get this thing every once in a while that I call ‘ESS:’ emergency sleep situation. I’ll get like lead, really fatigued, and I can’t move.”

― Teri Garr

“Some people are too prideful to go out and reach out to people to help them in that situation because it’s just such a dark time.”

― Terrell Owens

“A playwright who limits himself – or is limited – to a handful of characters is forced to concentrate on the essentials of the situation that he has chosen to portray.”

― Terry Teachout

“I train seven days a week. I’m mentally and physically prepared for any situation that I might be thrown in, and that’s what puts me in the upper echelon compared to other Knockouts.”

― Tessa Blanchard

“I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous.”

― Thad Cochran

“’Thursday’ is a conceptual album. Whatever that situation was, I spent the whole album focusing on that situation.”

― The Weeknd

“One big difference between our situation in Myanmar and other situations around the world is that we’re not just trying to achieve peace with one group but 11 groups – so it is incredibly complicated as well.”

― Thein Sein

“’Raging Bull’ was staggering to work on. I was well aware of how lucky I was to be in this extraordinary situation. That film is very unique. It stands on its own. It’s just burned into the screen.”

― Thelma Schoonmaker

“The spirit in which the offer was made must of necessity contribute to improving and alleviating the situation of the Jewish people without our renouncing one iota of the great principles upon which our movement is based.”

― Theodor Herzl

“My personal situation is related to the city of Madrid. My two children live there with their mum.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“The situation the Earth is in today has been created by unmindful production and unmindful consumption. We consume to forget our worries and our anxieties. Tranquilising ourselves with over-consumption is not the way.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“If we got into a situation where people start burning our records, then bring it on. That’s the whole point. The gloaming has begun. We’re in the darkness. This has happened before. Go read some history.”

― Thom Yorke

“There are days when I intentionally don’t write. For instance, I never write when I’m traveling, because travel is a situation where I can learn more by looking and listening than by working.”

― Thomas Perry

“I’ve always had that knack for staying pretty even keel and the more the situation gets tense the more I see things clearly and I think that’s just a knack that I’ve always had.”

― Tiger Woods

“If you look at the automobile in many countries, there is a certified pre-owned market for Lexus, BMW, and many other brands. When you buy a high-end smartphone, you can expect the same kind of a situation there.”

― Tim Cook

“There is no win-win or lose-lose in a situation. Everything is a medium.”

― Tim Hardaway Jr.

“Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is.”

― Tim O’Brien

“There’s a lot of things that go into scoring touchdowns and leading your team. It’s not just the game itself, but going back and studying tape to pick apart everything I did. It’s nice to have something to go on, doing it full speed in a game situation.”

― Tim Tebow

“A player has to think a lot bigger than himself personally, regardless of his situation.”

― Timothy F. Cahill

“I had to learn a lot about myself during the situation with my brain tumor.”

― Tionne Watkins

“I changed my mind because of a scene between Howard Cunningham and Richie. The father-son situation was written so movingly, I fell in love with the project.”

― Tom Bosley

“Idleness allows you to turn a situation from boredom to pleasure.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“I do novels a bit backward. I look for a situation, a milieu first, and then I wait to see who walks into it.”

― Tom Wolfe

“I have discovered that for me – now, maybe it doesn’t work for everybody – for me, it is much more effective to arrive at any situation as a man from Mars than to try to fit in.”

― Tom Wolfe

“I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation into a solo world with no boundaries, no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds.”

― Tommy Shaw

“It’s very easy for Australians living in big cities to either romanticise or demonise the situation in Aboriginal places – to kind of look at things through the ‘noble innocents’ prism or through the ‘chronically dysfunctional’ prism, and I suspect that is so often the case.”

― Tony Abbott

“I could make records at home in a vacuum, but that is not the situation. I’m just taking it one phase at a time.”

― Tracy Chapman

“When companies create ridiculous and demoralizing rules to halt the outlandish behavior of a few individuals, it’s a management problem. There’s no sense in alienating your entire workforce because you don’t know how to manage performance. It makes a bad situation that much worse.”

― Travis Bradberry

“I’m comfortable in any situation. I don’t have fears about a lot of things. It’s not a survival thing, but on a farm, you always look after yourself. You’re very independent, but you’re still very family-oriented.”

― Travis Fimmel

“Jumping through any hoop or taking advantage of any desperate situation that comes up just to sell a product is harmful. It is.”

― Trent Reznor

“The horrible thing is, as a model, it wasn’t that unusual to be in a weird situation where a photographer or someone feels they have a right to your body.”

― Trish Goff

“Rioting definitely brings attention to the situation at hand.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“In Hindi films, there is a definite slot for every character and situation.”

― Urmila Matondkar

“Comedians take a neat situation and turn it into a mess. And in my books I do the same thing, but it’s the other way around. I like to mess around with mess. A mess is only a mess because someone tells you it is.”

― Ursus Wehrli

“The Harvey Weinstein scandal was a clear indicator of the situation in Hollywood, and I cannot say that it doesn’t happen in Bollywood.”

― Urvashi Rautela

“It’s a win-win situation when you make your debut with a superstar like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, or Sunny Deol. The audience walks in to watch the actors they idolise; they also end up noticing beginners like me.”

― Urvashi Rautela

“I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.”

― Usain Bolt

“When it comes to inmates, we have boiled them down to just the few things we know about them – their crime, their current life situation, their identification number. But the reality is they were something before they were their crime.”

― Uzo Aduba

“When you relate to a disease, you’re afraid. When you relate to a person, there is compassion. You see someone that is like you, that could be like you. You can see yourself in that same situation.”

― Uzodinma Iweala

“Young people like to think they’re invincible. They don’t like to face any situation where they’ve gotten weaker instead of stronger.”

― V. E. Schwab

“One must always try to see the truth of a situation – it makes things universal.”

― V. S. Naipaul

“There is no black-and-white situation. It’s all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.”

― Van Morrison

“I didn’t plan that there’d be this awful situation in which our European governments, just to start the story off, breaking the Geneva conventions on the protection on the human rights of refugees.”

― Vanessa Redgrave

“It is not possible to know how to behave in threatening situations before you even end up in such a situation.”

― Varg Vikernes

“In German, if a situation is tense, you say ‘unter strom’ – under electricity.”

― Vicky Krieps

“There’s always going to be something positive that can come out of any negative situation.”

― Victoria Arlen

“I am someone, as a cricketer, who feels it’s very important to be able to adapt quickly to the situation.”

― Vijay Shankar

“It’s important to improve all aspects of my game so when the situation comes along, I will be ready.”

― Vijay Shankar

“I feel it’s important for anyone to adapt; you never know what kind of situation you will walk into.”

― Vijay Shankar

“I like to read the situation and play accordingly.”

― Vijay Shankar

“Nepotism sometimes can be a lose-lose situation.”

― Vikram Chatwal

“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”

― Viktor E. Frankl

“The place where you’re from defines who you are. You put yourself in the wrong situation, the wrong things happen.”

― Vince Staples

“I’ve always been taught to just play the truth of the situation. If comedy comes out of that, or drama, whatever comes out of it, at least I’m playing the truth of the moment-to-moment reality.”

― Ving Rhames

“My reaction to a lot of the current situation that we’re in is based in part on a serious concern that the present administration’s course ignores reality.”

― Vint Cerf

“As an international player, the players have to adapt to the condition no matter what the situation is.”

― Virender Sehwag

“The anchor baby situation has got to stop.”

― Virgil Goode

“Everybody wants to see Ukraine – one of the largest countries in Europe – stable with a stable economic situation, because instability in Ukraine can bring instability in the whole region.”

― Vitali Klitschko

“In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects.”

― Vitruvius

“Economy consists in a due and proper application of the means afforded according to the ability of the employer and the situation chosen; care being taken that the expenditure is prudently conducted.”

― Vitruvius

“It’s very important to understand how to act in any situation.”

― Vittoria Ceretti

“Acting is a state of being, and the camera can tell instantly if you’re lying. But there are many different ways to approach that state of being. Each director has his own approach to the situation, and that’s really interesting.”

― Vivek Oberoi

“Without false modesty, I feel that, when I’m on the stage, I’m the king, the boss of the situation.”

― Vladimir Horowitz

“I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.”

― Vladimir Kramnik

“Now, two years have passed and the situation is completely different: no one wants to organise this match.”

― Vladimir Kramnik

“A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.”

― Vladimir Lenin

“Out of high school, I was, like, 202-205 pounds. My rookie season, I was, like, 245; my second year, I was 255. My third year, I got up to like 272, and I tore my ACL. I don’t know if my weight was part of the cause of that, but I got hurt, so I just tried to re-evaluate my situation.”

― Von Miller

“There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.”

― W. C. Fields

“Most people write a lot of autobiography, but when I came to write autobiography I discovered that nothing interesting had ever happened to me. So I had to take the situation and invent stories to go with it.”

― W. P. Kinsella

“As an Egyptian, I was always frustrated, just like many young Egyptians, of the situation in the country. And to a large extent, we didn’t know what could we do. And looking at Khaled’s photo after his death; basically I just felt that we are all Khaled Said.”

― Wael Ghonim

“We’re in an emergency situation. The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country, and I would hope that I could participate in some way in stopping the horror and the brutality.”

― Wallace Shawn

“It’s really about, oh come on, this guy wouldn’t say that or he wouldn’t do that, you know, it’s about the characters, about the story, about the situation.”

― Walter Hill

“We are in a situation with the huge stimulus package that’s going to be spent all across this nation and a big financial crisis and banking crisis. And what we need is good, trained journalists who can play the role of watchdog.”

― Walter Isaacson

“This applies to many film jobs, not just editing: half the job is doing the job, and the other half is finding ways to get along with people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situation.”

― Walter Murch

“We set up a situation and let you interact with it and see the consequences of your choice. That’s what gaming does.”

― Warren Spector

“For most developers, that kind of situation – a player figuring out how to do something that the designer didn’t intend – to most developers, that’s a bug. For me, that’s a celebration.”

― Warren Spector

“The ‘$O$’ phase, it was like, ‘Save Our Souls’: we didn’t know how we were going to get out of our situation… It was our last chance just to go all out. ‘Ten$ion’ was another phase, to maintain the tension we had, just to pretend nothing had happened and stay in that same furious, hungry zone.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“If we could reach the point where many of our nation’s future leaders know what teachers know after teaching successfully in our highest-need schools, we would have a very different situation.”

― Wendy Kopp

“But when they offered this little situation for me to do this voice in this special segment, I found it so incredibly humorous that I said yes, and I enjoyed it. It was fun.”

― Werner Klemperer

“France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.”

― Wilfred Burchett

“It’s hard for anyone or any situation to rattle me, as a quarterback and a person.”

― Will Grier

“I feel in complete control in every situation.”

― Will Grier

“I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.”

― William Albert Allard

“I look at safety as, you know, there’s active and passive. Passive is how do you survive a crash. Active is accident avoidance. And so that’s real-time information to you, as a driver, and to your car, to the wheels of a car that will get you out of a bad situation.”

― William Clay Ford, Jr.

“I would be with those who say the hierarchy in the United States has badly mishandled this whole situation.”

― William P. Leahy

“I was raised in a tribal situation, among cannibal people.”

― William P. Young

“You need a graphic understanding of a situation to make a complete judgment and we didn’t have that.”

― William Scranton

“Cave divers, of course, deal with an elevated level of risk, and the most that I can say here is that we tend to conduct our work at the bottom of a deep cave on an extremely conservative basis with heavy levels of backup equipment and a policy to abort if any single person doesn’t like the situation underwater at any time during the mission.”

― William Stone

“I define genuine full employment as a situation where there are at least as many job openings as there are persons seeking employment, probably calling for a rate of unemployment, as currently measured, of between 1 and 2 percent.”

― William Vickrey

“Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating, a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.”

― William Vickrey

“Practically, the desirable situation ought to be one in which any reasonably responsible person willing to accept available employment can find a job paying a living wage within 48 hours.”

― William Vickrey

“We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody.”

― William Weld

“I gave out stars whenever an appropriate situation presented itself.”

― Willie Stargell

“Even though ‘Heathers’ didn’t make a lot of money, I really was able to transition into a situation where people thought I could play an attractive role because of it.”

― Winona Ryder

“My private financial situation is such that I don’t need to worry about my investments. I don’t have much to invest.”

― Wolfgang Schauble

“The role of a comedian is to go in and make something funny. That might be a situation where I’m writing, a situation where I’m in control, like standup or something of my own that I’m making, or it might be something like being an actor in someone else’s project.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“Like every actress, I, too, had movies that got stuck, but I have learnt to always look at the best in every situation and to give my best to every situation.”

― Yami Gautam

“Before we come to a challenging situation, before the universe squeezes us, how much of our effort is geared toward the reason we came to this world? The more focus we have on the front end, the less focus we end up needing on the back end.”

― Yehuda Berg

“I was in a situation where I was a West Coast artist signed to an East Coast label.”

― YG

“Let the Palestinians run their affairs: create a situation in which no Israeli soldier will have to maintain public order, whether in Gaza or the West Bank. Let’s give it to the Palestinians, as long as there is security for us. No more occupying another people.”

― Yitzhak Rabin

“My songs are based on my keen observation. I have picked these situations from my surrounding and have presented a real situation about the youth and their mindset.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

“If a woman writes about a domestic situation, everyone automatically assumes that it’s about her.”

― Yoko Ono

“Japan’s alliance with the U.S. will only grow in importance amid the increasingly difficult security situation surrounding our country, thus I think it is necessary to keep the marines in Okinawa, a geographically strategic location from the standpoint of maintaining deterrence.”

― Yoshihiko Noda

“Dating is kind of hard. Like dinner or something like that. Like a forced awkward situation is very strange. Especially for me, for some reason.”

― Zac Efron

“I just focus on taking a deep breath, staying calm, and not trying to make the situation bigger than it is.”

― Zach Ertz

“As an athlete, I feel like I have a little bit of control – or a lot of control – of the situation. When you’re the in the stands, you have no control of the situation.”

― Zach Ertz

“Although the general security situation for the Beijing Olympics remains stable, we still face the challenges of terrorism, separatism and extremism.”

― Zhou Yongkang

“It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.”

― Zig Ziglar

“Most single women have been in that situation where there is a silent guy in your group. You don’t see him as boyfriend material. He’s just there, but you know all the same people.”

― Zoe Lister-Jones
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