We have collected the best Solely Quotes by famous authors including Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Thurgood Marshall, Tamron Hall, Michael Laudrup, Warren E. Burger and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
My goal was solely to fight against the aggressors, mainly the communists, who forbid my brethren to practice their religion.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
I remember reading the cruelest, most awful thing about my hair online. A person speculated about who I was as a person and even read into my personal life based solely off my hairstyle. He or she said I must be lazy because I have short hair. It was just devastating.
I do not like to use a player solely to make a member of the opposing team, for one simple reason: when we cannot retrieve the ball, we are forced to defend with ten men, giving the opponents an advantage.
However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises.
Warren E. Burger
If you begin to think you are solely responsible for keeping your loved one alive and safe, you will eventually find yourself playing God. This phase can develop into an unhealthy, codependent relationship.
Being the Bachelorette holds a lot of pressure, especially on this first night since I was making my decision solely based on first impressions.
It cannot be a good thing when a club is run solely from a commercially-driven perspective.
Louis van Gaal
I had three attorneys dedicated solely to find the statistic of the number of missing Native American women on reservations. Any reservation, not just ‘Wind River.’ They don’t exist. The federal government, which is responsible for the reservations, don’t keep those stats.
It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public.
George Henry Lewes
I feel like every time I start up, it’s like a truck you have to get into 15th gear, so you very solely crank into that mental space where you feel really immersed in the world of the book and then you can just kind of go. But there’s just that few days of frustration to get to that point.
The Screen Directors Guild was organized solely by and for the motion picture director… We are not anti-anything: The Guild being formed for the purpose of assisting and improving the director’s work in the form of a collective body, rather than as an individual, as was necessary in the past.
I never made a career decision based solely on my desire to be an astronaut. I attended the Naval Academy because I wanted to be a Navy pilot. I majored in math because math had always come pretty easily to me and I liked it.
John L. Phillips
When you’re walking down a street and you are a brown-skinned person or you’re a person that lives in an immigrant community, there’s no differentiating on – solely on the basis of what you look like. They don’t walk down the street saying, hi, I’m an immigrant; I’m here legally or not.
I remain unashamed to publicly declare my lifelong love of watching football. I have watched thousands upon thousands of games simply because I cared solely about which team won.
Fiction’s essential activity is to imagine how others feel, what a Saturday afternoon in an Italian town in the 2nd Century looked like. My ambition is solely to get some effect, as of light on stone in a forest on a September day.
Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan, ‘You’re either with us or against us.’
At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.
So many directors are solely focused on their own success in Hollywood and multimillion dollar budgets and deals.
I love working with male actors, and I think there’s a tendency to write really interesting characters that would work solely alongside men where they would be in a man’s world and have to deal with that, and it creates a lot of interesting storylines. For me, it’s kind of circumstantial, but I definitely enjoy it.
What I intended to accomplish was to rouse the student body, not by means of an organization, but solely by my simple words; to urge them, not to violence, but to moral insight into the existing serious deficiencies of our political system.
Our responsibility is to learn to draw upon the power of the Atonement. Otherwise, we walk through mortality relying solely on our own strength.
Sheri L. Dew
If I focus solely on developing new material, then I can get a new 45 minute to an hour in about six months. Then I’ll work on it and work on it and can make it killer within another six months or so.
Britain and Churchill fought not solely in the name of liberty and democracy, but also with the intention of maintaining the empire, defending vital interests and remaining a great power.
For me personally, I’m constantly trying to really re-negotiate how I’m going to make a living because I can’t make a living solely off editorial. And I’m also still trying to tell long feature stories that are harder and harder to get assigned, you know.
If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight, fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and reality the chance to be exotic.
It’s absolutely not acceptable for people to argue that, if we are going to do anything about climate change at all, well, the responsibility lies solely with the individual.
Assess Bitcoins? All you can do is examine the trading patterns, which do not provide a real analysis of any underlying economic value. The economics of investments are not solely based on supply and demand, and that is all that goes into Bitcoin prices.
I learned guitar solely for the purpose of meeting women. I’d heard it’s a great lady-catcher.
There are hundreds of millions of people on dating apps every day, but apparently, no such apps cater solely to sports fans.
Discontent with this world gives such a painful longing to quit it that, if the heart finds comfort, it is solely from the thought that God wishes it to remain here in banishment.
Saint Teresa of Avila
I’m thrilled to have Corona join me on my ‘X100PRE’ Tour to give my fans a taste of Corona Estereo Beach and showcase their support of Latin music. It’s not solely about the music – it’s about the culture, creativity, and contributing to the movement that connects us all together.
We started solely concentrating on cleaning up the Garbage Patch because we felt it was the most neglected part of the spectrum of solutions.
For most of my 20s I felt the need to focus solely on my goals and let nothing distract me.
Versification is, indeed, indispensable for music, but rhyme, solely for rhyming’s sake, most pernicious.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I believe that the worst thing the liberals did in this country was the Lyndon Johnson welfare system, which broke up millions of marriages by funneling taxpayers’ money solely to the woman. That made the father and husband irrelevant.
In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself solely as an individual. You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody, an uncle to somebody. You are part of something bigger than yourself.
Girls Who Code doesn’t exist solely to discover the next great female technology icon, although that would be great! In addition to coding, the girls at our program learn to pitch ideas and products, present themselves professionally, and interact with colleagues at every level of a company.
One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.
The great thing about candy is that it can’t be spoiled by the adult world. Candy is innocent. And all Halloween candy pales next to candy corn, if only because candy corn used to appear, like the Great Pumpkin, solely on Halloween.
I always call myself the luckiest actor in the world because I made a living solely as a performer from the time I left home at 17 years old.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
I value multi-layered artwork that warrants a second glance, so I try my best to achieve that with my own work. If something is solely pretty or solely disgusting, you look at it once and get the gist and move on. If it’s a mix of both, it’s potentially more interesting.
While the FBI carries out investigative work, the responsibility for supervising, directing and ultimately determining the resolution of investigations is solely the province of the Justice Department’s prosecutors.
The very first thing I tell every intern on the first day is that their internship exists solely on their resume. As far as I am concerned, they are a full-time member of my team. For all the negative stereotypes about millennials, you would be astounded by how hard they work when they believe their contribution matters.
Cheney’s memoir is not about 9/11, or solely about Bush’s administration, but about his entire life and political career.
Fundamental research is needed to make progress, which you cannot do solely by copying others. If you only do applied research, you quickly lose creativity.
Never make a major decision based solely on money.
It’s grossly unfair to judge Walter Payton solely on the yards he gains. He is a complete football player, better than Jim Brown, better than O.J. Simpson.
God’s the final judge for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash too. That’s solely in the hands of God.
I’m definitely not making movies solely for myself. That’s something that I hear people say in the past, all they care about is that they like what they’re making. They don’t care what other people think. I think that’s a disservice to the project and to the people that are working on it.
Our growth relies solely on our users suggesting to their friends to download and use Telegram.
The Democratic Party’s success or failure – if they expect any opportunity to gain a political foothold in the foreseeable future – resides solely on the party’s ability to reconcile with the American people, most especially with the Americans that they chose to ignore.
I don’t know if English is the only language where some expressions only and solely mean the opposite of what they say but we do have an awful lot of them.
A. A. Gill
If we are to succeed, we must recognize that the community redevelopment is not solely the rehabilitation of housing, or putting a mall in the business strips.
All the time, you’re going into your modeling agency and they’re taking Polaroids of you in a bathing suit. It was not something that was wonderful for me. It offered a lot of really great opportunities for me. But ultimately, it’s a hard job because it’s based solely on what your body looks like, what you look like.
My work, in a certain way, got started in 1996 when I did an exhibition of thirteen paintings that were solely based on fashion imagery.
Mind you, I’ve always been a very off-message type of fat broad; one who gladly admits she reached the size she is now solely through lack of discipline and love of pleasure, and who rather despises people (except those with proven medical conditions) who pretend that it is generally otherwise.
We’re definitely hoping ‘Travelers’ attracts more than just solely the sci-fi audience, too. There are so many elements here. I think this will be a show that women like, because there’s a lot of unlikely romance in it between people who were in love 300 years from now, but they’re in different bodies.
I’ve got a lot of shows under my belt that are ancient history solely because they were on the air before this video revolution came along and ensured that canceled shows could continue to have a bit of a presence.
I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service.
When I was hanging out with Joey Clements in Chicago, I made it a point not to try to emulate him. I wanted basically to create my own character. I didn’t want him to think I was hanging out with him solely to use him as research.
I’m not going to advocate for a female leader who I’m voting for solely on the basis of gender. And I think a lot of people feel that way.
I had always wanted to run my own show and focus solely on the writing, and that’s what ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ has been for me.
Often, when cheating happens, we rush to place blame solely on one person – either the person who did the cheating, or more insidiously, if it happened to us, we blame ourselves for not being ‘good enough’ to keep them around. But putting it all on one person doesn’t paint the entire picture.
Emily V. Gordon
Top notch Indian employers such as Flipkart have hired Udacity Nanodegree graduates based solely on their performance in our programme, without any in-person interview.
They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people.
Good actors are always looking for props. They’re looking for behavior. It makes it a lot easier. You’re not solely dependent of what’s coming out of your mouth. You’re also less self-conscious, less aware of the camera.
Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure.
I’m deeply appreciative that many people have enjoyed my films, films that I made in my own style. The successes have helped me learn how to make films free of expectations and focus solely on the pure filmmaking aspect, without worrying about how much money it’ll make.
Unlike cricket, where I reached the top solely down to my own efforts, cancer was not a one-man battle. This time, I couldn’t have done it on my own. Without the support and bullying encouragement of my wife Rachael, I would not be here now.
I know, when I’m 30 or 31 years old, I know I’ll be productive because I don’t depend solely on my athletic ability to get open and get yards. It’s more my mind.
Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.
Thomas Love Peacock
Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
The failure of Obamacare, I think, rests solely on the shoulders of Democrats. They created the program. They pushed it through. They made this legislation happen, and they need to own the failure of it.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
At the start, you don’t earn a great deal, so you have to work other jobs if you want to play football. When I was at Doncaster, I couldn’t solely do football. I had to work; otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to live.
I studied in Glasgow and, when I was young, I spent four years solely in theatre.
It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally public.
Voting for a candidate solely because of that candidate’s support for abortion or against him or her solely on the basis of his or her race is to promote an intrinsic evil. To do so consciously is indeed sinful. That is behavior incompatible with being a Christian.
Blase J. Cupich
Republicans want less taxes so we can create jobs; however, we cannot win by solely focusing on an economic message of lower taxes and smaller government.
I’ve been using the Mac solely for years, and got very comfortable with it.
Official time is not fair to the government or the taxpayer and works solely to the benefit of labor unions and employees who serve as its representative or steward.
The only reason that you do visual is solely for the visual. That’s the only reason. It doesn’t sell your music for you.
Science is based solely on doubt-based, disinterested examination of the natural and physical world. It is entirely independent of personal belief. There is a very important, fundamental concomitant – that is to accept absolutely nothing whatsoever, for which there is no evidence, as having any fundamental validity.
Yes, the Green Party is committed to a healthy environment. But the Green Party is not solely committed to just that.
It is therefore utterly false to say that Marx revokes the law of value as far as individual commodities are concerned, and maintains it in force solely for the aggregate of these commodities.
I don’t consciously sit down thinking I’m blurring genre lines, for the most part. I try to stay focused solely on serving the needs of the particular story on which I’m working.
Paul G. Tremblay
I am the type that cannot stay put in living in the past and solely in the past. It’s not healthy and it doesn’t feel right.
This has nothing to do with ego. It is solely about my religion and me being a devout Christian. I chose my ring name because I regard myself as A Son Of God.
The Scottish Government’s international development work began in 2005 with a £3 million budget focused solely on Malawi, reflecting the historic links between our two countries.
When Alcatrazz played in Japan in early ’84, the record label offered me the opportunity to do a solo album while continuing to play in the band. I wanted the whole album to have vocals, but the record company didn’t want that. Initially, the album was released solely in Japan.
When the U.K. or U.S. government issues bonds to fund a deficit, the buyers are not solely in the U.K. or the U.S. – they’re in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Investment banks provide direct access to these buyers.
During my first summer in college, I travelled to California for the first time for a beauty pageant. It was solely for monetary reasons because winners were to get scholarships.
I could never overstate the importance of a musician’s need to develop his or her ear. Actually, I believe that developing a good ‘inner ear’ – the art of being able to decipher musical components solely through listening – is the most important element in becoming a good musician.
While I believe our Constitution allows for State and local governments to execute the power of eminent domain for those purposes that specifically serve the public good, condemning property solely to implement economic development plans is not serving the public good.
I got my first break in ‘Bhootnath,’ solely on my credit, and went on to sing for around 20 films for all the leading music composers.
We live in a society where individual effort and progress is valued, and that’s absolutely correct and is as it should be. But we also are interdependent creatures. We can’t succeed solely on our own.
Most super PACs are a money-laundering operation that exists solely to enrich the members or its founders.
I want to speak English perfectly. In fact, I want to speak English just like I fight, and, until that moment, I find it very hard to do an interview solely in English.
Part of me wants to be married and have everybody around the table for Christmas. But when you’re married, your life becomes integrated solely with that person. There are too many characters running around inside me. Maybe they should all be married to somebody different.
You can’t base an industry solely on one person. That’s a very vulnerable business strategy.
According to me, marriage is a man-made custom, which ultimately gives acceptance to a relationship for the society. But for me, the moment you lose your heart to someone and you wholly and solely want to be with that person, that’s marriage.
But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.
My issue in the past with nudity was that these scenes had been written solely for box office draw.
Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.
I like a bit of eye candy like anyone but to have it solely about the eye candy and have it fall into a category so rigidly as well is wrong.
I really kind of hate the idea that players have to solely focus on their sport.
We live in a beauty-obsessed age and success sometimes appears to hinge solely on the presentation of an image that is acceptable to the press.
I think traveling the world has helped to keep Public Enemy alive. We’ve never solely depended on the United States.
A power of recall that depended solely on the electorate and was not subject to unnecessary hurdles of Parliamentary procedures would show trust in the good sense and fairness of the British people. In return, they might trust Parliamentarians a little more.
We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women’s rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect.
Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case. What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon? What could you say to a dying person that would not enrage by its triviality?
My happiness is not going to be driven solely on whether we win a Super Bowl or not.
Since both its national products, snow and chocolate, melt, the cuckoo clock was invented solely in order to give tourists something solid to remember it by.
My passions were an intersection between peace in the Middle East and climate change. I know how to understand a technology problem, break it into its components and solve it. I also knew I couldn’t make peace solely through technological inventions.
Other theaters exist here solely to entertain the white audience and keep South Africa on a par with what’s going on in the West End or Broadway. The Market concerns itself with theater of this country, for this country.
For my constituents, owning a home is the culmination of many years of hard work and the realization of the American Dream. At no time should a local entity take those years of hard work solely to increase their tax revenue.
Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do.
Marketing is fundamental to what makes us human. Marketing is not solely about selling chewing gum, cars, cellphones, and tourist packages. Everything in life involves the process of marketing something to someone.
The central genius of the American Constitution lies in its use of structure to protect individual liberty. It does not rely solely, or even primarily, on grants of substantive rights.
The United States does not view our authority to use military force against Al Qaeda as being restricted solely to ‘hot’ battlefields like Afghanistan.
John O. Brennan
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.
Upsetting the dope is a favorite pastime in baseball. Past performances count for but little in the national pastime. Reputations don’t get you anywhere. A club is judged solely on results, and to get results, you must win ball games.
The question now is can better content be driven solely by more money. I have learned in 26 years that only money cannot give you best content.
I can’t even tell anyone how it feels when I’m acting, I don’t mean to say that I don’t have to try. But there’s something in my heart that explodes, and I feel like I understand. When I’m acting, I feel like so in control and so centered. This is something that I solely get from acting and music. It’s like love itself.
As a middle-aged woman who has had some luck as a writer, I’d like this profession of author to remain a possibility for young writers in the future – and not become an arena solely for the hobbyist or the well-heeled.
I wholeheartedly rejected anything remotely feminine but was not enthusiastic about anything masculine, either. I did not want to cook and have babies, and I did not want to be an engineer or a baseball player or a soldier or a politician or any of the myriad careers open mostly or solely to men. I wanted to be a poet.
Practice quality, and you get better at quality. But quality takes time, so by working solely on quality, you end up losing something else that’s important – speed.
Having a task to focus solely on makes me forget about anything I’m worried or anxious about.
If the public can’t see justice being done, or afford the costs of justice, then the entire system becomes little more than a cozy club solely for the benefit of judges, lawyers and their lackeys, a sort of care in the community for the upper middle classes.
I don’t want to be defined solely by what I do as a jazz musician at a club or a festival. That’s not all of me. It’s not even close.
Why are we here? I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists solely to make money. Money is an important part of a company’s existence, if the company is any good. But a result is not a cause. We have to go deeper and find the real reason for our being.
I don’t want to be in a stable of guys that have to fight for the spotlight. I want to be with a promoter who is solely focused on me.
Mainly, I don’t like it when music is made solely to impress people or in order to please business people; it doesn’t sound good to me. If you’re making music in order to become famous or loved by the masses… that’s not what I’m about. When somebody’s making music for the wrong reasons, I hear it right away.
I plan someday to do a one-man show based solely on the e-mails of Bellamy Young. And people will think I’ve written a brilliant comedy myself when, in fact, all the text will be directly from Bellamy.
Acting is what I do. It’s not what I solely define myself as.
I’m a full member of Cheap Trick in all respects. Solely as an accommodation to some of the band members, I reluctantly agreed to take a temporary hiatus from touring.
Bun E. Carlos
Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright.
Britain’s railways don’t need to be wholly nationalised and they don’t need to be operated solely by private companies. Both of these myopias harm our ability to get the best deal for passengers.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
Some filmmakers set out to re-create the theater experience they got on Broadway. They kept everything the same. They shot the original casts. We reinvent the whole thing, look at it solely as a movie. We pretend that nobody saw ‘Chicago’ or ‘Hairspray.’
I started school because I felt like, as a songwriter, I was operating solely on instinct, and I was having a hard time deciding exactly what words I wanted to use. I felt like I wanted to be a writer, and being a curious person, school felt like a way to solve the problems I was having with my own work.
I want to tell human stories not solely based on race. There are so many great actresses and actors that are out there, and I just want to see them do good work.
Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.
I don’t think income solely determines health. I think lots of other things determine health.
Music in Africa often contains messages. Music in Senegal, and Africa, is never music for music’s sake or solely for entertainment. It’s always a vehicle for social connections, discussions and ideas.
I became much happier when I realized I shouldn’t depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust.
A dynamic team cannot rely solely on orders; they must be able to read each others’ every move so they can act as parts of a coordinated whole.
I believe we should appoint a cabinet-level position that will be solely and fully devoted to ending poverty as we know it in America.
Martin Luther King III
My focus is solely on Wales. There’s a lot of work to be done.
In my own research when I’m working with equations, I never feel like I really understand what I’m doing if I’m solely relying on the mathematics for my understanding. I need to have a visual picture in my mind. I’m constantly translating from the math to some intuitive mind’s-eye picture.
I don’t want my own life to be solely about preserving my parents’ lives.
Music critics have made it quite clear that any composer who ever contributed a four-bar jingle to a film was to be referred to as a ‘Hollywood composer’ from then on, even if the rest of his output were to consist solely of liturgical organ sonatas.
While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker.
No partnership between two independent companies, no matter how well run, can match the speed, effectiveness, responsiveness and efficiency of a solely owned company.
Edward Whitacre, Jr.
I have Janicza solely to thank for my growth as an actor because she saw in me something that other people just weren’t seeing, and she knew that I could go beyond the normal, funny ‘make-em-ups’ that I was doing on an improv stage.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.