Top 444 Pushed Quotes

We have collected the best Pushed Quotes by famous authors including Morten Tyldum, Michael Douglas, Matthew James Thomas, Michael Steger, Tucker Max and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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I thought I knew who Alan Turing was. I’ve always loved history, and I was actually shocked by how little I actually knew. I was amazed this wasn’t common knowledge. Why wasn’t he on the front covers of my history books? He’s one of the great thinkers of the last century, and he was sort of pushed into the shadows.

Morten Tyldum
The Cold War’s end pushed disarmament down most leaders’ agendas. It’s a sophisticated issue, which I think is one reason why it is not so hands-on to many people. It’s not visceral. It’s not like a starving child.

Michael Douglas
I suffered a bout of depression that pushed me to reevalute things in my life, and I learned a lot about myself and the world and my spirituality. I sat at a piano, and the ideas fell into my head. I started playing, and I felt comfortable with my music for the first time.

Matthew James Thomas
My mom pushed me to take drama class.

Michael Steger
Even if I was a Republican, George Bush would have pushed me out of that party.

Tucker Max
My mum’s been my backbone, my inspiration, and the person who’s pushed me in my career.

Ashley Walters
I was pushed into Zumba by one of the trainers in my gym. He saw me looking inside the Zumba room, so he told me to just go and start.

Roop Durgapal
The Explorer edition of Glass wasn’t for everyone, but the Explorer program pushed us to find a wide range of near-term applications and uses for something like Glass.

Astro Teller
I believe that every fight we’ve had is a big fight, and every fight we’ve had is a fight where I’ve learned a lot of things in the ring, I learn about myself, and it’s sort of pushed me to know where I can go.

Joseph Parker
When I’m pushed, I shove.

James Garner
Astronomers have been bewildered by the theory of an expanding universe, but there is no less expansion in the moral infinite of the universe of man. As far as the frontiers of science are pushed back, over the extended arc of these frontiers one will hear the poet’s hounds on the chase.

Saint-John Perse
On gym days, I don’t get to my desk until 4 in the afternoon, and everything except bedtime and the appointment with the liquid narcotic is pushed back a bit.

Peter Straub
Television is better than it’s ever been in history. A lot of stories are being pushed – because of how complicated they are to make – toward Netflix and other channels on cable.

Leonardo DiCaprio
Everyone’s got skeletons in their closet, and I’ve got a million in mine, believe me. I tested the envelope; I pushed it. Whenever somebody in authority told me not to do something, I did it just to find out why they said not to do it.

Denis Leary
I think that anyone who’s pushed to do the very best that they can is privileged. It’s a luxury.

Twyla Tharp
I feel like, as a female, I am maybe hyper-sensitive to feeling pushed into a corner or somebody taking a song a different way.

Sharon Van Etten
My children have stolen my dreams in a very literal sense. I’ve lost months in the minutes and hours that Sabine and Zoey have needed me at night, their thin, butterfly-beating hearts pushed against me in the darkness.

Alexi Zentner
Journalism is being pushed into a space where I don’t think it should ever go, where it’s trying to support the monetization model of the Web by driving page views. So what you have is a drop-off of long-form journalism, because long-form pieces are harder to monetize.

Mike McCue
I was never told that the purpose of school was to get a job at the end of it. What was pushed on me was a love of learning, probably because my parents didn’t have access to a great education.

Nicola Walker
That’s what I love – to be pushed out of my comfort zone.

Belinda Johnson
This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear.

Steve Bartlett
In the midst of conflict, I was pushed to step forward. There were groups who wanted to change our leadership immediately. Some tried to force me to take over, but I rejected them.

When I was growing up, I had lots of smart classmates that were girls, but none of us were really pushed into math or computers or anything like that. Girls took AP history and AP English and AP European history. And boys took calculus and physics.

Aileen Lee
I pushed away a lot of friendships.

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

Brooke Baldwin
I didn’t beat her. I just pushed her out of bed.

O. J. Simpson
Morvern Callar’s’ a really weird film, in a sense, where I was trying to experiment with taking things in a different direction, and it kind of half works and it half doesn’t. And I kind of felt with that film that perhaps I should have pushed it more into the realms of black comedy slightly.

Lynne Ramsay
With ‘Crime Alert’s first season, the channel gave me the opportunity and also pushed me to become a producer. That was something new that I explored.

Sudha Chandran
When I was young, I had this feeling that there was this handbook that I had never gotten that explained how to be, how to laugh, what to wear, how to stand by yourself in the hallway. Everyone looked so natural – like they all practiced and knew exactly what to do – even the way they pushed their hair out of their face.

Ze Frank
The history of black people in Manhattan is a story of people getting pushed farther uptown as land acquires new uses and increases in value.

Darryl Pinckney
Robotics, manufacturing, medicine, farming, energy – all will be pushed to and beyond their limits and, by so doing, will advance at speeds far faster than without the impetus and challenge of opening a frontier – thus also raising the odds of survival in our favor.

Rick Tumlinson
Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point.

Francis Arinze
I had the offer to write books plenty of times during the early stage of my career, and I always kind of just pushed back because it wasn’t the right time.

Tim Howard
I had the flu in New York and pushed the President of the United States off the front pages.

Jackie Coogan
When I went to college, I was so focused on this new experience of my life that I really just pushed down all of my fears of hell and damnation.

Maggie Rowe
I never fought because of my father. I started to box before he pushed me. It had nothing to do with him.

Gerry Cooney
Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.

Jesse Jackson
My parents always pushed creativity on us, but they made it seem like the fun thing to do.

Gwen Stefani
As far as the Animals breaking up – it was my fault. I wanted out. We took it to the max, as far as we could take it. Our reunion tour in 1983 went pretty good until we left America. Then we pushed it too hard and it fell apart.

Eric Burdon
Suddenly a single shot on the extreme left rang out on the clear morning air, followed quickly by several others, and the whole line pushed rapidly forward through the brush.

John Gibbon
I do think America has made it quite clear that it is in the interest both of America and China to avoid situations in which they will be pushed toward a collision.

Zbigniew Brzezinski
I love to be pushed so I can prove myself, because once again, I will.

Kid Rock
I sometimes wonder if I pushed myself to get out there and meet people I’d get more work.

Nargis Fakhri
Do you know Afghan children wear shoes when they sleep, so they can run easily if a bomb falls during the night? Iraq has been similarly pushed against the wall. What proof did the West ultimately have, what justification for raining bombs on them?

I think Mighty Moe really got me into a whole different style of MCing. There were a lot of people with simple lyrics and simple word play- he really pushed out the boat.

To me, the sax is rock n’ roll, even though electric guitars kind of pushed it aside for a while.

Clarence Clemons
I very much regret that our administration has pushed the whole issue of Kosovo to the back burner.

Eliot Engel
My grandparents – my mom’s parents – they’re Jewish. But nobody ever pushed religion onto us. It wasn’t something I ever grew up with.

David Beckham
It’s interesting, because in the corporate stuff there’s a dichotomy there, depending on the creator. Even what, in essence, may be a very safe corporate approach, there is some stuff that is allowed to be pushed.

Bill Sienkiewicz
When I was eight we went to Las Vegas for my brother Michael’s 21st birthday, and my bedtime was pushed back quite late. I was always waking up as everyone was rolling in from their night out. It was an eye-opener!

Spencer Matthews
I think actors tend to be in their element when they are pushed out of their comfort zone.

Matthew Lewis
My husband is a vegetarian. So it has really pushed me as a chef. Just thinking about the food that I really relied on as my hunny-hunting foods, that looks different with a vegetarian.

Damaris Phillips
I’ve been acting for 27 years, and anonymity has always been a part of what I do. Of course you get recognised every now and again, but ‘Homeland’ pushed me into a completely different strata, and that took me by surprise.

David Harewood
The Uncharted’ series really pushed me as a developer. They managed to raise the bar with every single release and produce an action- packed thrill ride starring characters I wanted to hang out with, and mechanics I can easily pick up and play.

Cory Barlog
Dance music has pushed its way into the mainstream. Which is good for me.

Jessie Ware
Sure, I had dreams of being a star when I was 18. I could’ve pushed it, too, but it wouldn’t have happened any sooner. I’m lucky. What’s happened has happened in spite of me.

Roy Clark
I couldn’t sell air conditioners on a 98-degree day. When I demonstrated them in a showroom, I pushed the wrong button and blew the circuit.

Don Rickles
I have a hard time doing anything someone else tells me to do! I’ve always been driven to follow my own path and not be pushed down another lane because some executive thought I could be more commercially successful or whatever.

Cyndi Lauper
Texans will not be pushed around.

George P. Bush
I saw there was an open market because everything was pushed towards young boys, but we had nothing for young girls. That was a role that could be filled, and finding Bayley helped.

William Regal
I think it’s good if areas get upgraded and gentrified, as long as the people who always lived there can stay. But they get pushed out to some place.

Zaha Hadid
The perception that I was just a pop star was pushed upon me by the public, and it’s very hard to change the public’s perception even though I never really pushed aside the musician aspect of my career. After I released ‘Fingerprints,’ my peers reassured me that I was on a level that I always hoped I would be on.

Peter Frampton
I could not have done anymore, I had pushed myself to a limit that I had never touched before and that’s definitely going to change you – than going out and doing what you do in practice every day.

Elvis Stojko
Almost six years ago, before I was given the incredible opportunity to be in ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ I was going through a long period of artistic confusion. I’d spent years doing work that hadn’t pushed me enough, and I was beginning to wonder if I had any talent.

Elisabeth Shue
One of the things that pushed me over the edge was that people on the Left were calling me names. How many kicks in the teeth do you have to endure.

Cindy Sheehan
In America, we have a two-party system, and the American Constitution is a piece of brilliance, but they did not know when they set it up we would just have a two-party system. It just so happens that our electorate pushed towards the two-party system because it’s a very good way to govern.

Jamie Dimon
I filmed seven movies in 2011 and I think that was a mistake. I pushed myself too hard and I want to be able to come to work each day and give 100 percent. I guess I found out what my boundaries are.

Anna Kendrick
‘Far Beyond Driven’ was a record that was probably ahead of its time, and to this day, it still sounds as fresh as just about any other band that’s out there. It was a record that was pushed to another level.

Vinnie Paul
I’m learning that human pressure on wildlife is becoming increasingly dangerous. You’ve got to be more alert because more animals have been pushed around, wounded, subjected to human harassment, ambushed, all kinds of stress. When they attack, it’s totally predictable.

Peter Beard
So I’ve been pushed farther and farther out into the mountains, but at the same time realizing that that experience is really nice and I’m glad I’m getting pushed out there farther.

Craig Kelly
I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around.

Chuck Close
I’ve always thought, since the beginning of my career, that it was better to take your time and write some good stuff and then go in and not be pushed or forced into just crankin’ stuff out, whether it was great or not.

Eric Carmen
Our ideas of consent have evolved and changed because feminism has pushed the boundaries.

Barkha Dutt
I’m so thankful for ‘Backseat’ because it’s doing so much. It’s almost at two million listens on Spotify. It’s changed my life. It was the song that Dreamville really pushed and they just really made it explode, and I’m just so thankful.

Ari Lennox
Some people think its just fun and games and others don’t know how much I pushed to get here. They have to be in my shoes, but by listening to my music they can find out.

I think a lot of what is going on with kids who get pushed too far and attempt either murder or suicide is that they are trying to deal with their own non-existence for the people who are supposed to care most for them.

Richard Russo
That’s one thing I found out about myself when I left WWE: I’m that guy that needs to be pushed full throttle. That’s when you’re gonna get the best out of me.

Jake Hager
If we did not have Obamacare, we could’ve addressed the healthcare crisis in a comprehensive but segmented fashion – meaning that we could have promoted a health savings plan. We could’ve pushed for tort reform, which added so much more cost to healthcare.

Elaine Chao
Christopher pushed the boundaries beyond anything anyone could expect from any human being.

Dana Reeve
I have to admit that I’m terrible when it comes to following and sticking to my fitness regime when I’m traveling. Unfortunately, I need to be pushed.

Diana Penty
When I went to California Institute of the Arts, I was classmates with a lot of like-minded weirdoes, some of who have gone on to create other cartoon shows-J.G. Quintel, ‘Regular Show;’ Pen Ward, ‘Adventure Time.’ We were all friends in school and pushed each other and made each other laugh.

Alex Hirsch
I had a chance to work with Cain Velasquez, Mike Kyle and this was great. And I remember how Bob Cook all the time he did conditioning, yell all the time, ‘You have to do better.’ He pushed me all the time so I really appreciate him. It was a great experience for me.

Andrei Arlovski
Some bitcoin users see the hard fork as in some ways violating their most fundamental values. I personally think these fundamental values, pushed to such extremes, are silly.

Vitalik Buterin
I was never pushed into the religion by my mother or anyone else. I made up my own mind when I was old enough. I am not a religious person, but I am spiritual.

Janet Jackson
I feel like moderate Republicans, who would support sensible gun violence legislation, are pushed aside by those folks who are absolutely beholden to the NRA.

Tammy Duckworth
If everybody loves you, you must be doing something wrong. It means there’s no button being pushed… The only way that everybody loves you is toward the end of your career.

James Gray
Both my parents were amateur badminton players. My father is a scientist and wanted me to be a doctor. But my mom was very aggressive and loved badminton. She pushed me right from the age of nine to take up the sport.

Saina Nehwal
I pushed people away that probably shouldn’t have been pushed away, but I just couldn’t trust anyone.

Jordyn Woods
I am not a natural fan of Mr Tillerson’s political instincts. Indeed, there maybe few things I would agree with Rex on: for example, he vouched his support for the war in Yemen, approved of Assad’s regime, and has pushed for tax cuts for American big business.

Ed Davey
Robb Stark was a young man not expecting anything, thinking his life is going to be on one path, and then he’s pushed. More weight and responsibility get put onto him; more demands are made of him. For me, as an actor, there are parallels to that.

Richard Madden
I’ve been chased. I’ve been pushed. I’ve been screamed at. I’ve been verbally abused. I’ve been afraid for my safety. But I did it all in the name of entertainment.

Howie Mandel
It looks like things are changing in north London. Tottenham have gone down a road they’ve never been down before. They’ve kept their best players and pushed young English ones through. They’ve started to match Arsenal – who were light years ahead – by building a new stadium.

John Motson
I was diagnosed dyslexic, but I should point out I don’t think it majorly impacted on me. I don’t feel that I overcame great odds. If anything it just pushed me in a certain direction that wasn’t academia or maths or science.

Tom Burke
My parents were very open about what kind of talent I had. They never pushed me to become an accountant because they knew that would be just absolutely ridiculous. So they were encouraging in what I am able to do with some success.

Grace Slick
A whole series of events pushed me towards meditation, and now it’s become such an integral part of the way I manage myself. It’s a tool for me; when you’re an entrepreneur, and you’re pulled in every direction, it is wonderful to have this discipline.

Imran Amed
Fans can have whatever mindset they want to have. But I don’t want anything to creep into the culture of our program, because our players, they get stuff pushed at them – social media.

Dabo Swinney
If pushed to say what I like about Elizabeth, who, as I’m sure most of you know, overtook Queen Victoria this week to become our longest-serving monarch, it would be her uncomplaining, getting-on-with-it ethic.

John Niven
Mostly I do Iyengar. I like anything that’s hard enough to make me cry in class. I like to be pushed over my limit and broken down a little bit.

Lucy Alibar
From day one, we’ve always gotten backlash for certain outlandish ideas that we’ve had and presented. That’s also kind of been the driving force that’s pushed us forward.

Zacky Vengeance
Politicians have done some grim things in pursuit of the office. President Franklin Roosevelt was a philanderer; nevertheless, he pushed aides to use his opponent Wendell Wilkie’s affairs to hurt him. He even tutored aides on how to spread rumors without getting caught.

John Dickerson
I knew no matter how good I did, no matter everything that I pushed for, there’s always gonna be some type of doubt. Some people want to put limitations on what I can do.

Shaquem Griffin
I tremendously enjoyed my journey in professional wrestling, and I wouldn’t want to trade a time or a place, even the low times, because it was those things that kind of tempered me and forged me and pushed me ahead to be here now.

Samoa Joe
I think a lot of social media creators have always been, like, content and haven’t pushed the limits because no one else had pushed the limits before. I say to myself, ‘How can I create my own TV show online every day and actually make it a real production and put effort into it?’

Jake Paul
The shows which have strong female characters are long overdue. I think there should be more and I am glad to see that there are more. There are fantastic female and diverse actors all around the world. I am glad to see that they are getting more recognition and being pushed into light more and more.

Oliver Stark
A depressed person is often a person who will push others away. If you are pushed away and pushed away and pushed away, you have to have an enormous amount of inner resources to keep going back.

Miriam Toews
I like extreme situations: people pushed out of their comfort zones; the civil veneer stripped off.

Sarah Hall
My father pushed me to be a footballer. At every opportunity, he took me with him to play football. He came with me to matches.

Riyad Mahrez
You remember Donnie Brasco? It’s the most notorious undercover movie ever; it’s so street and so real. If you ever imagined yourself doing cop work, you imagined yourself getting pushed to that limit – seeing the furthest you can push yourself while still upholding the law.

Manny Montana
I find that my entire life has come to me, and things happened without me planning them. You know, I never asked to photograph Princess Diana, and that made me more famous than I wanted. I never asked to photograph Madonna, and that pushed me to another level. There are things that just take you into the limelight.

Mario Testino
The thing that ultimately pushed me more towards ‘Aquaman’ is I love the possibility of creating a whole new world. I’ve always wanted to do a world creation story and visually create this amazing, incredible, magical kingdom.

James Wan
I can’t take 24-hour news. Life is what it is, and we can handle it, but when you’re getting it pushed down your throat, it’s too much.

Colin Salmon
I’ve always worked out, but running pushed bits of me harder than anything else I had ever done.

Jane Fallon
Our first manager really pushed that we not sell our publishing rights, which is one of the earliest things an artist will do: They’ll sell in order to get a cash advance.

Isaac Hanson
For a long time, I had the idea that I would do a certain amount of work the best I could, and then I would reach a comfort zone, and I wouldn’t be pushed to write more. I would become a different person. It’s a surprise to me that this hasn’t happened. Your body ages, but your mind is the same.

Alice Munro
I don’t remember myself to be a forefront fighter, but when pushed to a point with a wall behind me, there is only one way forward. Later you can call it a Rambo syndrome, but I never regret it, as it comes naturally to me, and in my mind, that is the only way.

Kamal Haasan
I appreciate what I’ve achieved, and nearly all of that is because of my dad. He pushed me to train harder than I would have done if he wasn’t there to discipline me.

Joe Calzaghe
We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism.

Madeleine Albright
Broadway was life-changing because it pushes you mentally, physically, emotionally – every way that you can be pushed. It makes you feel like there’s nothing you can’t do. It’s like doing your own stunts.

Keke Palmer
My comfort zone is like a little bubble around me, and I’ve pushed it in different directions and made it bigger and bigger until these objectives that seemed totally crazy eventually fall within the realm of the possible.

Alex Honnold
I’ve always pushed myself and taken great pride in what I do.

Matt Cassel
I’m very serious about what I write and who I allow to produce the music, because I want to make sure it’s a true album, and not just something pushed out there to create hype and more fame for myself.

Alyson Stoner
People can do more than they ever believe they can do. Physically, mentally, academically. You have to be pushed. It hurts. But it’s worth it, and it’s a great thing.

Sugar Ray Leonard
My first reaction to being pigeonholed or pushed into certain confines is to be like, ‘No, I’m the opposite,’ you know? Like, don’t put me in a stereotypical black-girl category, because I’m not like that; I’m doing this thing over here.

My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted.

Jim Carrey
When I was young, I was being pushed, against my will, towards becoming a classical musician. I had music scholarships; I had to play the violin and do orchestra practice and that sort of stuff. That meant I didn’t get to do any school plays. I desperately wanted to do that.

Johnny Flynn
My dad told me, ‘If you’re going to go out there and play baseball, or you’re going to play basketball or football, work hard at it no matter what. I want you to have fun with your buddies, but you have to put in the time because this is your craft.’ He didn’t just want me to be good. He pushed me to that next level.

Aaron Judge
My family always helped me. I had people around me who always pushed me to be the best: my dad, my mum. My dad used to play and coach as well. But I wasn’t born with shiny things.

Paul Pogba
I hated it when people tried to force me out when I wasn’t ready. It was very painful, and it actually pushed me away from doing so.

Ricky Martin
The young very seldom lead anything in our country today. It’s been quite some time since a younger generation pushed an older one to a higher standard.

Wynton Marsalis
I’d gig three to five times a week while I was doing my A-levels. I’d always come in with a runny nose ’cause I was always ill and run-down. But I just pushed through.

Jade Bird
Throughout history, when societies have been faced with big challenges, they’ve put their best people on them. During the Space Race, American and Russian scientists, engineers, astronauts and cosmonauts pushed the bounds of what was possible and landed men on the moon.

Wendy Kopp
My focus is on issues where I can make a difference to stop the liberal agenda being pushed by President Obama.

Jim Inhofe
I find that a lot of the good acting comes out when you’re physically being pushed: your brain turns off and just deals with the situation at hand. You get to a point where you’re exhausted at the end of the day, but I quite like that.

Emilia Clarke
My dad really pushed me, my brother and my sisters from young to be great. We’ve taken the time and put a lot of work in, so I’m sure we can all go on and achieve some great things.

Kevin Knox
It was actually working with Kendrick Lamar that pushed me further into the act of songwriting, specifically.

I was wildly out of style when that television theme song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten. It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.

John Sebastian
For me, the creative process, first of all, requires a good nine hours of sleep a night. Second, it must not be pushed by the need to produce practical applications.

William Lipscomb
I first came across the script for ‘Macbeth’ between the ages of 11 and 12; it was the first book that shook my life. Because I did not yet understand that I could simply purchase it in a bookstore, I copied much of it by hand and took it home. My childhood imagination pushed me to feel like a co-author of the play.

Ismail Kadare
The pandemic, first and foremost, I think had an effect on all of us in different ways, and coming here to the Olympics is something that we’ve all pushed and strived to do.

Stephanie Labbe
A strong willed woman is often feared. But more often she is pushed to the tether of her patience, forced to bend down.

Shweta Basu Prasad
Kids have been let down by adults – we’ve tried to give them too much, we’ve tried not to impose discipline. We’ve tried to make their lives easier and, in doing so, we’ve taken something away from them. Kids like boundaries, they also like to be pushed, need to learn what failure is all about, need guidance.

Daley Thompson
I was pushed into trying Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig… and I absolutely hated it. It affected me deeply.

Beanie Feldstein
My parents could have told me, when I was 12 years old and telling them I wanted to be a wrestler, that it was silly and to be serious and find something more secure and safe, but they didn’t. They pushed me as hard as they could.

Kevin Owens
I wanted to drop the weight class to go to the 125s, and I played it off on how easy it was going to be. ‘I can do this, no problem, I always cut weight.’ I pushed my body to the extreme.

T.J. Dillashaw
I got out of university and there was a general panic throughout my family as to what I was going to do. For about six months, I did this job in recruitment and I was just so awful at it. I jumped before I was pushed.

Nish Kumar
But I’ve never been really rebellious. I’ve got a lot of support and I’m not pushed so hard that I feel like I’m going to burn out, which is what happens to a lot of actors in their early twenties.

Elliot Page
I always wanted to be that guy who pushed the envelope in all kind of ways and tried something new. When I keep that rule going, it always takes me to a new place. There are times when I fail miserably, but I always find myself knowing one more thing better, doing one more thing that I never did before.

Terry Crews
Growing up, my religious identity was primarily one of confusion. Nothing was pushed on me; nothing was overtly offered.

Andy Dunn
Music should be pushed forward.

Trombone Shorty
I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world… it pushed me to think of things bigger than life’s daily routines… to think beyond what is immediate or convenient.

Mikhail Baryshnikov
Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed, and very easily upset. The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.

Henry S. Haskins
We can score political points. We can try to advance some important initiatives. But at some point, it takes sober-minded, responsible conservative leaders to identify when you’ve pushed as far as you can and to have the courage to go back and face the electorate and explain to them why you voted the way you did.

Todd Young
There’s full consensus in the military that women shouldn’t be in person-to-person combat. I don’t know if we have enough experience to know whether this is the right approach. But women can be elsewhere. We have mandatory military service in Chile. I pushed for women in all areas.

Michelle Bachelet
We don’t have access to a national forum that we had in those days, through the news magazines which were the television news of the time. It’s very disturbing to me that we’ve sort of been pushed to the corners.

Carlisle Floyd
Would I get into politics? I’ll just say what I tell people when they ask me this: Pray that everyday citizens like me aren’t pushed to that corner.

Kamal Haasan
Let’s be honest: the label of model-daughter-of-celebrity mother is… you know, I don’t want to have that label. It’s not who I am. It’s not my values to go off someone else’s name and to be pigeonholed as that. So in a way, that has really pushed me to be more independent.

Tali Lennox
I’ve been put down, pushed aside, knocked out.

Sharice Davids
In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film.

Joshua Leonard
We have to fight for what’s right the same way the brothers and sisters that came before us did. The ultimate example, and there are many others, was The Stonewall Inn. They were pushed until they could take no more.

Michelle Visage
I never feel like I’ve been pushed towards a certain thing, but now, at 26, I do feel like I have integrity over my output, you know? There’s a fine line between saying, ‘You can’t tell me what I can and can’t do,’ and taking on board people’s opinions.

Cassie Ventura
Technology was changing just as we were getting started. You had these records by people like David Bowie and Talking Heads and Brian Eno that took production into a whole new direction. That really influenced us, and pushed us to find that early sound we had.

Curt Smith
Since the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954, Movement Conservatives have tapped into the idea that an activist government redistributed wealth to lazy minorities. But they have also pushed hard on the idea that true Americans are Western individualists.

Heather Cox Richardson
What began as a subprime lending problem has spread to other, less risky mortgages and contributed to excess home inventories that have pushed down home prices for responsible homeowners.

Henry Paulson
COVID has caused no shortage of problems. One of them is the possibility we could be off for nine months. That’s too long. We’re not in the playoffs, summer league has been canceled and training camp is pushed back. We need some help, but we aren’t really getting it.

John Collins
What did everyone think robot vacuuming was going to be? Well, they think Rosie the Robot from ‘The Jetsons,’ a human robot that pushed a vacuum. That was never going to happen.

Colin Angle
I’ve always pushed the envelope when it comes to action.

Kari Skogland
I refuse to be pushed around anymore.

Loretta Lynn
When I entered the industry in 1984, I was welcomed, no one pushed me away. I want the younger comedians to experience the same. They should feel wanted.

Johnny Lever
In Britain ever more, they will realize that Brexit, well, has consequences – economic, commercial, partnerships. Perhaps during the referendum the impression was given that once the Brexit button was pushed everything would take care of itself easily. Well, that is not true.

Charles Michel
If pushed, though, I’d say that the next stage will be reached when it it’s no longer true that about 75% of the best games were written in 1980’s on the way to that.

Graham Nelson
After ‘Urinetown,’ ‘Avenue Q’ and now ‘Mormon,’ is there an envelope remaining to be pushed?

Rich Sommer
Cook with Comali’ was a rebirth of sorts for me. I never wanted to be on television because I wanted to be an actor. I didn’t have contacts nor did I come from an affluent family. I have faced a lot of insults, rejections and have been pushed to the bottom but I didn’t give up.

Ashwin Kumar
Globalization was a deep trend pushed by technology and right ideas, as much as anything else.

Jeffrey Sachs
You can’t let yourself be pushed around. You can’t live in fear. I mean, some people do live in fear. You can’t live in fear. That’s no way to live your life.

Bernhard Goetz
Where I come from you’re not raised to think on your own. It’s not that you’re pushed to read the Bible. The Bible is read to you.

Abel Ferrara
If Kanye was not in the equation, I literally wouldn’t even be here. His music pushed hip-hop – the man is a master at taking a complex idea and presenting it in a way that is accessible for everyone.

There’s nothing worse in my book than going home with energy left over. I like to go home knowing I’ve put a shift in, feeling that I’ve pushed myself to the max.

Fabian Delph
Nothing could be more contrary to American values than the mob-like mentality and socialist precepts pushed by the far left. They seek nothing less than the complete destruction of the basis on which America was founded.

Kayleigh McEnany
I needed to be pushed as an artist and as a person.

Kenny Chesney
A sagging economy, a soaring national debt, and an increasingly restive Congress pushed Obama to order troop reductions that are both deeper and faster than recommended by his military commanders.

Ron Fournier
If I am pushed I will push back, that is the way I am. I am very British. We don’t like to be pushed around. When the chips are down we might have to step into grey areas.

Damon Hill
I think when people see that you are shy, or even just calm, collected and reserved, they think you can be pushed around, made to do everything they want – but that’s definitely not true of me. The people closest to me know that’s not the case. They know I’m not a pushover.

Leona Lewis
I’m fine with being beat-up and pushed around, but I’m really scared of heights and scared of ledges.

John Cena
In the family, no one is ever pushed. I came to politics spontaneously; there was no obligation. It has to happen naturally.

Marion Marechal-Le Pen
The hollowing out of the middle class. That’s not just about capitalism or the structure of taxation. That is also about the fundamental truth that machines can do a lot of things better than humans used to do. A lot of those people are being pushed down to do less value-adding jobs, so they get paid less money.

Chrystia Freeland
Looking back at my career, I wish I knew then what I know now… that gender bias is built into the system, and it’s unconscious in many ways. I wish I had the maturity and courage to have pushed back more. I was always trying to be a ‘good girl’ and play by the rules.

Valerie Plame
Since I was small, my dad and I have always been friends. He was never really hard on me. He never really pushed me to basketball.

Gilbert Arenas
In practice, I think I’ve thrown it 82 yards, one time. In a game, I don’t think I’ve pushed it that far – probably 60, 65 yards in the air.

Josh Allen
Shining a light on issues like the gender pay gap and whether firms are imposing and meeting targets is how diversity gets pushed up the priority lists of boards. Greater transparency allows for more effective scrutiny.

Nicky Morgan
I pushed against doing a podcast for so long. I’m a very late comer to the podcast game. But you’re responsibility as a comedian is to get your viewpoints out into the world, and we have a lot more avenues to do that. So it’s a lot more opportunity, but really have to work all the time.

Kurt Braunohler
I was supposed to be adopted when I was five, but then my adoption was pushed back by two years.

Oksana Masters
When you look at the calculation, it’s amazing that every time you try to prove or disprove time travel, you’ve pushed Einstein’s theory to the very limits where quantum effects must dominate. That’s telling us that you really need a theory of everything to resolve this question. And the only candidate is string theory.

Michio Kaku
Any success that I have had as a goalkeeper in MLS with Crew SC is a testament to those around me who have pushed me – teammates, coaches, staff, family, friends and supporters.

Zack Steffen
I have truly been inspired by the struggle and triumphs of so many women that dare to break new ground in all aspects of society, and those who have pushed the boundaries of human imagination.

Christina Koch
Dealing with bullies when I was in sixth and seventh grade has made me a better football player, believe it or not. You have to come to a point when you’re like, ‘I’ve had enough, and I’m not going to be kicked around and pushed around anymore.’

Tony Gonzalez
When I came up, there was room for the new and the old. For every new artist, an old one didn’t have to be pushed out.

Charley Pride
We were very young in Duran, and to get pushed in a corner can be very difficult to get out of.

Andy Taylor
My career did start in the Spanish language industry, and that’s probably because my father is my manager. He pushed my career in the direction he knew best.

Jencarlos Canela
My mum pushed me to get a normal job when I finished school, and I just wasn’t into that at all. So I hit the street and started busking and making my own way.

Tash Sultana
Playing Isabella in ‘Measure for Measure’ pushed me to my limits. Janet Suzman was directing, and she was very hard on me. I went through phases of not liking her at the time, but I loved her for it in the end.

Michelle Dockery
My mother loved her children, and she had always pushed me to keep working hard, even when it was football and not books.

Kelechi Iheanacho
I’m so happy that I ventured out beyond the Royal Ballet – which is my home, and I love it – but I would never have pushed myself outside of my comfort zone.

Francesca Hayward
As an actor, you’re constantly looking to be pushed.

Maisie Williams
There are so many images pushed at women and so many ideas of what you’re supposed to be. I think there’s too much of this superwoman, this woman with a bottom like two billiard balls. There’s no real celebration of just being a person.

Helen Fielding
I think for every player it’s different. Most guys play for as long as they can until they’re sort of pushed out the door. But I do think there are guys who realize there’s a whole 40 years of a working life ahead of you when you’re 25 or 30 and you want to get on with it.

Oliver Luck
Despite all of our games, all of our success together – ‘Elder Scrolls,’ when we started, it was a very generic fantasy. It had its parts. We pushed it to have more of its own unique identify. We’re proud of the work everyone did there.

Todd Howard
My swim coach was very tough on me, and I respond well to that training… being pushed to my limit.

Victoria Arlen
The blues singers were talking about everyday life, and they pushed a button.

Malcolm Young
Nobody else was saying what he said on air, and sometimes he pushed the envelope when he said the newest Jay Z line with a Michael Jordan highlight. But Stuart Scott was an artist.

Freddie Gibbs
I wanted to move away from Holland for my work because I felt that things would be better for me in England. But when I heard Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’, that pushed me towards making the move and making it real. I met them within 12 days of moving to England.

Anton Corbijn
As an actor, to be able to experiment and grow and be pushed, it’s been phenomenal for me, and it’s given me confidence to move forward.

Josh Holloway
I watched guys who were professional fighters hit each other 30 times, and it still didn’t go anywhere. I thought ‘that wasn’t very effective’ But I saw if you got someone in a choke, you can end a fight in seconds, and I pushed toward that.

Frank Mir
You don’t ever have to feel pushed into anything.

Chanel West Coast
I could not see myself going back into the studio without Tommy Dowd, our beloved producer who passed away in 2002. Then in 2009, Michael Lehman, my manager, really pushed me to meet with T Bone Burnett. I ended up meeting with T Bone in Memphis, and we hit it off right away; I knew he was a guy I could work with.

Gregg Allman
I can definitely be tough when pushed. In relationships, you have to take a stand for who you are and how you’re willing to be treated.

Maggie Grace
Oh, when I was mayor of San Antonio, I pushed for expanding high-quality, full-day pre-K. We didn’t have the resources to make it universal, but you could clearly see that that was what I wanted to do.

Julian Castro
Hungry people almost never have to be pushed by a manager to work harder, because they are self-motivated and diligent. They are constantly thinking about the next step and the next opportunity. And they loathe the idea that they might be perceived as slackers.

Patrick Lencioni
I don’t want to push barriers myself. You go to see Joan Rivers to see barriers being pushed. You watch ‘Little Britain’ to see barriers being pushed.

Ronnie Corbett
If I’m pushed, I’d also have to admit I don’t like people with allergies. They just annoy me. There seems to be something far too self-centred about it. ‘No thanks, I’m allergic.’ Why not just say ‘No thanks’? I wasn’t asking for your medical history, I was just passing around the nuts. Trying to be friendly, that’s all.

Jack Dee
I never really, really pushed my boys into boxing, but I guess it’s in the blood.

Joe Calzaghe
I hope people remember me as a guy who brought magic to the people. You know, pushed the boundaries of wonder.

David Blaine
I am pushed by my critics. I don’t want to say I want to prove them wrong, but it pushes me on the field to play with a chip on my shoulder, and I play best when I have a chip on my shoulder.

Hope Solo
It is a historical fact that President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush because, as an executive, he had his authority.

Sheila Jackson Lee
Every boss I’ve ever had has challenged me, pushed me, believed in me, and led by example.

Elaine Welteroth
In my youth, I found that I was quite often inspired and pushed forward by what I read.

Peter Davison
I’ve ridden shopping bikes. My dad held my saddle and pushed me along when I was five. I’ve had a go on a BMX.

Zoe Ball
If I had been born in the circus, my parents would have pushed me on that little high wire at four years old. That’s when the body is most limber to learn those acrobatics.

Philippe Petit
The secret is not to give up hope. It’s very hard not to because if you’re really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.

George Lucas
I was part of the generation that pushed the Internet. In fact, I broke as an artist in the U.S.A. because of the Internet.

In ‘Padmaavat,’ you are pushed to be as good as the frame, to have a presence that lives up to the grand, operatic, intricate, beautiful frame that you inhabit. I love trying to rise to that.

Jim Sarbh
Be a bobbed cork: When you are pushed down, bob up.

Vin Scully
My mother was so stylish, but she never pushed that on me. She always thought I looked cool.

Tig Notaro
In life when you get tested, when you get rejected by everyone and when you get pushed aside, you actually get the best out of it. That has been a learning curve for me.

Sourav Ganguly
But at a certain point, and I don’t really know… people have asked me this. I don’t know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed.

Peter Bogdanovich
All my life, I have loved balloons – all balloons – the heavy English sort, immense and round, that have to be pushed about, and the gay, light, gas-filled French ones that soar into the air the moment you let go of them.

Elizabeth Bibesco
I think the takeaway is ‘The Guest Book’ is incredibly unexpected in every way. I know, when I was reading the script, I was surprised with every page turn. It’s kind of an anthology, and it really pushed the envelope. It’s a risk-taking show, and it’s just a lot of fun.

Kellie Martin
A lot of what has pushed me forward is desire, and I have expressed that in my songwriting – perhaps because it’s safer!

Brian Molko
People who are willing to stick to a strong pro-life position aren’t going to be pushed off a strong anti-tax position. For people who like to think in ideologically cohesive ways, it makes no sense, but that’s the way it is.

Grover Norquist
I can judge a restaurant by its bread: it winds me up that a lot of places buy pre-packed ones in and don’t bother putting them in the oven to crisp them up again. And you shouldn’t put bread on a side-plate: it needs to be pushed back into the centre of the table.

Paul Hollywood
I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.

Ben Stein
Senior Tories have exhibited a brand of entitled arrogance that implies that they own Brexit. It seems that anyone else who claims its mantle can be pushed to one side. And that includes voters.

Claire Fox
I get one shot at life, and I can say that I’ve lived a crazy one, and I’ve pushed the limit almost at every turn, and I’m super proud of that.

Channing Tatum
In some ways, you have to fail some. You have to figure that stuff out, because if I didn’t have an Hakeem Olajuwon, would I have been able to achieve the heights that I did achieve? I don’t think so. He pushed me, and I pushed him.

David Robinson
I do say no to lots of things, actually! I know it doesn’t look like it. But I have a tendency to a) be rubbish at saying no, and b) be pushed by some kind of Protestant work ethic.

Jo Brand
I never really felt pushed at school or that I was struggling; it came naturally.

Patrick Bamford
I think, for me, I should have worked harder on my mic skills, and I should have been a lot easier to deal with, and I would have been pushed a lot better.

Sean Waltman
Even though I had pushed through the Tango album, it was just not a very good environment to be in on a daily basis. In many ways, this is the best time of my life.

Lindsey Buckingham
It was something I was more interested in myself. When I went to see my sister dance at ballet, I was really into costumes and the arts, and my family was also supportive of whatever me and my sister wanted to do. I would say I pushed myself the most to be into design.

Christian Siriano
It’s common in rural Ireland to pick up a nickname that relates to an animal, bird, or a spider. Mine became ‘scorpion’ because I fought back, and scorpions are docile creatures until pushed too far.

Walter O’Brien
My mom pushed me in a baby carriage at Martin Luther King rallies. My grandfather was a union organizer. And to me, there is no room – no room – for discrimination of any kind. To me, it’s just an anathema.

Dan Schulman
I can be very passionate but I also have a bit of a hot temper – when pushed.

Rachel Stevens
My parents never pushed me to ski race. It was my choice and something I really wanted to do. I would have rebelled if they had pushed me, and I wouldn’t have had the same passion.

Ted Ligety
In Tunisia, where women have long enjoyed greater rights than many of their Arab neighbors, women pushed for and won a new electoral code that guarantees women will make up half of a candidates’ list for office.

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The two hot issues are the gay issue and the abortion issue. These are the two defining issues in the evangelical community these days. I’m sure that these hot buttons will be pushed, time and time again.

Tony Campolo
Young people have this almost romantic attachment to civil rights, liberties, emancipating people from oppression, etc. The idea that such oppression exists in this country offends me, but it’s able to be pushed and sold because education in this country is so woefully incompetent and inept.

Rush Limbaugh
I wanted people to know that my grandmother was the reason why I did comedy in the first place. She pushed me to really get out there and pursue my dreams.

Jermaine Fowler
Being a parent can make you a horrible person at times, because you’re pushed to the limit constantly.

Nick Cave
Awards shows are being pushed to shed their genteel limousine liberalism and embrace the race-gender-sexual identity agenda in full.

Ross Douthat
I love to play characters who are stuffy and nerdy who either then have a dark side or are pushed to a breaking point.

Andy Daly
Obviously, the Sixties was a time when everyone wanted to experiment, and then everything became very formulated and corporate, so artists tended to get pushed into a kind of pattern. Now, I think that has continued with the emergence of televised talent shows like ‘X Factor.’

Steve Winwood
There were days when you’re tired or overtrained but that’s when you have to be pushed if you want to go far. That’s how I drove away from my competitors.

Casper Ruud
That was not part of the U.N. resolution; it was not part of the mandate to go on to Baghdad and, frankly, if we had gone into Baghdad and pushed Saddam Hussein off, we would have inherited an even bigger mess than the mess we inherited with the refugee problem.

Les Aspin
President Clinton invoked executive power a bunch of times… I think once he started doing that, the courts really pushed back on him. He couldn’t use it for things that actually had a better basis. He used it for things that were personal, like the Lewinsky investigation, trying to block his aides from testifying.

Neal Katyal
Ultimately, the film industry has always pushed out its biggies, and I don’t have a problem with that. I just wish that we’d spend more time nurturing the smaller ones.

John Hurt
Thousands of members of Congress have come and gone over the years, their individual achievements hidden in committee reports, private compromises, amendments pushed through or blocked, and innumerable, unnoticed meetings.

Elliott Abrams
There was a time when Canadians – and they’re just north of the border – but there weren’t that many Canadians who had pushed themselves into the level of high-level college players.

Monty Williams
Trans folk are so often pushed to the margins and not afforded the resources and opportunities that some nontrans people are.

Trace Lysette
I personally don’t have anything to say to Mike Pence. I’m very lucky because legislation that he’s pushed hasn’t affected my life at all. I spoke out because there are people out there whose lives have been affected by change that he’s tried to make.

Adam Rippon
My mother was from an entrepreneurial family and very creative. She always pushed me to take risks, to do things I wouldn’t have thought of.

Gillian Tans
I was always pushed to do that much more, and in the long run that made me more of an MMA fighter. My mom always told me that if I let it go to the judges, I’d lost. There was no way I was going to win a decision, so I had to find ways to finish the fight fast.

Ronda Rousey
My dad was Dublin born and bred – a Dublin boy – but he always pushed me to play for what was Wales Under-15s in my day.

Chris Coleman
We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy pushed hard by President Clinton and allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country.

Virgil Goode
I think I was born strong-willed. That’s not the kind of thing you can learn. The advantage is, you stick to what you believe in and rarely get pushed out of what you want to do.

Joan Jett
‘All in With Laila Ali’ is educational, inspirational, compelling programming profiling individuals that have reached for the sky, pushed themselves to the limit and did things that you would think were impossible.

Laila Ali
Bollywood is such a space where you get to work with so many genres. Genres being pushed isn’t the way of looking at it. In fact, I think Indie needs to be given a lot more focus or recognition.

Amit Trivedi
What really pushed me into chasing basketball even more was my cousin making the NBA too, in 2003.

Ivica Zubac
It is going to be an experiment of how it works, and I see I have all reasons to believe that it will work fine. But it’s a short time. And we also have pushed the envelope here a little beyond what has been done in the past.

Claude Nicollier
I’ve participated in many demonstrations since I was a child. When I was at medical college, I was fighting King Farouk, then British colonization, against Nasser, against Sadat who pushed me into prison, Mubarak who pushed me into exile. I never stopped.

Nawal El Saadawi
I got used to being pushed down, getting my eye split open and guys talking trash.You have to learn to live with it and adapt to it. That’s what I did.

Mike Conley Jr.
My own contentious relationship with gaming continued through high school and college: I still enjoyed playing games from time to time, but I always found myself pushed away by the sexism that permeated gaming culture. There were constant reminders that I didn’t really belong.

Anita Sarkeesian
My daughter was the one actually who believed in social media – she pushed me to get into Instagram, Snapchat, and everything else.

Anastasia Soare
If you close your eyes and think about where you feel the most safe, you’re probably not going to tell me it’s in a room full of police. You feel safe where you’re around people that love you, when you have food and shelter, when you’re being pushed to be your best self and learn.

DeRay Mckesson
I enjoy played flawed men who are pushed to the limit, who make mistakes and then have to recover.

Scott Speedman
It’s – the working class of San Francisco and the Bay Area is being pushed out of its old neighborhoods because of the skyrocketing cost of housing, and there’s no real working class left because these are jobs for engineers and managers and designers – very smart people.

George Packer
It was Jacques Chirac and Schroeder both, who pushed us into a conflict to remove Milosevic.

Curt Weldon
I started school in the autumn term of 1949 when there was a tomato glut. We had tomatoes in every form known to God, man or beast – and they were all equally detestable. When you pushed them with your fork, a warmish liquid spurted forth. It was rather like sort of bursting a boil.

David Starkey
The only way you’re going to make it is to have a hunger for success and a will to win. That’s something that’s always pushed me.

Clint Dempsey
I had trouble in high school, and it has really pushed me to do something big and make a difference.

Taylor Louderman
I was getting a lot of good work with my wrestling up in Iowa, but I needed a more all-around game, striking, jiu-jitsu at a high level. I had a lot of good coaches out at ATT to work with. They pushed me. Everything was smarter. Everything was precise.

Robbie Lawler
SNL’ pushed my limits. It was great. It taught me about fame, it taught me about the business; it was definitely the best experience, or one of the best, that I’ve had so far. It was a primer for what was to come and what I want out of life.

Jim Breuer
In the ’70s, the gay movement was really making strides. Huge strides. And then AIDS came along and slapped a judgment on it all and the Right Wing religious movement was like, ‘See. This is why, we told you.’ And it pushed back the movement 30 years.

Mario Cantone
I have pushed the boat out as far as I should in terms of taking on too many things. I’m getting older and I just could not take it any more. I am now monitoring myself very closely and I’m just trying not to get into that sort of state again.

Stephen Fry
When I discovered metaphor and what it meant, I got really excited. That was what really pushed me through into music.

Aldous Harding
My fans have been supportive. Their love has pushed me to do better in life.

Krystle D’Souza
Many times somebody tried to help me be constructive and I just pushed them away.

Ryan Leaf
It was a wonderful experience to work with Sylvia. She pushed me to be more powerful with my acting, and she told me scores of the most incredible stories I’ve ever heard. She is amazing.

Lukas Haas
Oft when the white, still dawn lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart, I have felt it like a glory in my heart.

Edwin Markham
The more I’m pushed in a position of leadership and I know I have to be the mouthpiece for so many other people who can’t speak for themselves, the more confidence I’m gaining.

Viola Davis
My parents pushed me toward trombone because they didn’t need another trumpet player.

Trombone Shorty
I don’t think anyone likes to be pushed around.

Ian Gillan
It was my mom who pushed me. My mom actually pushed my dad to train me. My dad knows what it takes to play at this level and be a really good basketball player, and he just wanted me to make the choice for myself.

RJ Barrett
Here’s the thing that I think really pushed me, was my versatility. Because when I came in to the movie business, all the stunt men were specialists. If you did horse work, that’s all you did. If you did cars and motorcycles, you did that. But when I came in, I taught myself how to do everything.

Hal Needham
When the business interests… pushed through the first installment of civil service reform in 1883, they expected that they would be able to control both political parties equally.

Carroll Quigley
Nothing good gets written without the writer suffering along the way, in my opinion. Writing should be a pleasure, but unless you feel almost broken many, many times in the journey to a novel, you haven’t pushed yourself hard enough.

Mohsin Hamid
I never pushed the envelope of wanting people to know me, or be on the covers of magazines. I just want to enjoy what I’m doing.

David Eigenberg
Mrs. Palin has neither pushed for creationism in Alaska schools nor moved to ban a single book in Wasilla.

Andrew Breitbart
Say what you will about Americans, but one thing they are not is passive. The Bush administration may have pushed through the Patriot Act weeks after 11 September, but, as the American public got to grips with how the law was affecting their individual rights, their protests grew loud and angry.

Heather Brooke
There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’ve always felt a bit of an outsider. It used to worry me that, in terms of TV, I did not look like ‘the girlfriend’ or ‘the daughter’. That pushed me to write my own stuff, as I thought no one else was going to write me a lead in the sitcom.

Miranda Hart
Even George W. Bush, who as president pushed the boundaries of executive power, never proposed a statutory scheme to hold people indefinitely.

Ari Melber
There are definitely confines within the style of Disturbed that we needed to stay true to, but we’ve always pushed that envelope. We always continued to develop with each successive record.

David Draiman
The Left has pushed immorality to the point we have so-called ‘same-sex marriage’ and ‘transgender’ nonsense trampling the rights of Christians.

Jesse Lee Peterson
‘The Muthaship’ was an experiment. All my friends are working at Endemol, so they just kind of pushed me into it to see if we could shoot a little web series on an iPhone – and that’s what we did: we shot it on an iPhone. So it’s so experiential and so silly.

Drea De Matteo
In 1962, President Kennedy expanded an earlier trade embargo put in place by a predecessor, President Eisenhower, to a total economic blockade, which pushed the Cubans further in Moscow’s direction.

Tariq Ali
I remember doing 5th grade math when I was like seven years old. My parents just constantly pushed me, in a good way, to always demand excellence in everything that I did.

Simu Liu
I will strengthen our unions and our middle-class families so that no longer will they be pushed around by employers but will finally have a seat at the table.

Richard Ojeda
I am the common man. I’m polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That’s my lifestyle, and that’s what I try to bring to characters.

Eugene Levy
My father was placid and easygoing. He owned a small shoe store where I helped out on Saturdays. I think he’d have been pleased if I’d made a career of working in the shoe store. But my mother was ambitious. She encouraged us to read books, and she pushed us toward a musical education.

Alan W. Livingston
The worst thing that happened to me as a child was seeing my brother get pushed into a cement mixer.

Eddie the Eagle
I know for a fact that we’re not pushed or promoted to speak about God with fervor.

Chance The Rapper
Very often when a story really holds us, it gets pushed away because it’s too close for comfort.

Mike Nichols
Weight training and working on being explosive helped me gain a few yards of pace. Even when I was small, I was stocky. Even if people pushed me, I managed to stay on my feet.

Eden Hazard
My mom was a rapper and she really shaped me as a woman, and the music that she was letting me listen to as a child really pushed me in the direction that I’m going in right now.

Megan Thee Stallion
I had no idea there was such a thin line between sanity and insanity. I got pushed right to the edge by tragedy in my life, and I couldn’t stand up; I couldn’t recover.

Margaret Trudeau
During my time as a state legislator, I’ve pushed for significant investment in public school districts. In Congress, I would look forward to increasing federal public investment in education through initiatives like Race to the Top.

Hakeem Jeffries
Ladies and gentlemen, communism didn’t fall. It was pushed.

Jack Kemp
If I didn’t have quads and hamstrings, soccer would be a lot different for me than it is now. I would be pushed all over the field. My lower body is something that has made me the player I am today, and it makes me feel strong.

Crystal Dunn
There were a coupla times when I had had it. And when I’m pushed to the limit, I scream.

Marg Helgenberger
I want coach to be tough on me. That’s the only way, I feel, if you’re pushed, it will make you play better.

RJ Barrett
Not all drag queens but certainly the ones who empowered me, are people who pushed buttons, and poked fun at society from Leigh Bowery, to Lady Bunny and Divine.

Sharon Needles
Salah is a tough guy. Always calm and strong, with the mentality of a hard worker. I’ll never forget his training sessions: very high rhythm, pushed like a madman, you watched him in amazement.

If I hadn’t had the music teacher I had in high school and she hadn’t really pushed me and taken that extra step, I wouldn’t have been quite as motivated.

Sara Evans
I am a big fan of Independiente and I played in their youth systems before being released for being too small, so I went to work with my father as a builder. This helped me understand a lot of things about life; it made me mentally very strong and it also pushed me to go and play for another team.

Javier Zanetti
A lot of people throughout my life didn’t believe in me, but I have a great support system – my mom, my dad, my AAU coach, Kevin Dockery – I just have a great support system of people who really pushed me and brought the best out of me.

Robert Covington
I was always curious. I wanted to learn a little about a lot of things, and I really had to get pushed to achieve.

David Robinson
Migrants all over the world are pushed and pulled across borders by hunger, terror and climate change. It happened to my own family.

Juan Felipe Herrera
Films are very influential, and I especially feel a responsibility to tell stories that have been pushed aside. Being able to shed light on issues that need to be brought to the world.

Q’orianka Kilcher
My music – that’s the one area I won’t let myself be pushed around. But in other parts of my life, I’m a confused mess.

Juliana Hatfield
Generally, though, becoming captain was never something I thought about. I’ve always pushed myself to be a leader and a winner through my performances, passion, ambition, will to win and unbending winning mentality.

Stephan Lichtsteiner
We have the biggest title in the sport and we wanted to make sure that we pushed ourselves and experimented with the sport and I think we’ve done that.

Scott Moir
Hank Williams, Hank Jr. and myself, if you check your history, you’ll see that they’ve always played in rowdy environments. Part of that is a lot of people are coming to forget their problems and not being told what to do for a couple of hours and not try to have anything sold to them or pushed on them.

Hank Williams III
That’s something I can never lose: my love for the art of rap. As I grew older and became more interested in song writing, it just pushed my possibilities further. I always have to have a foot firmly on the floor as a rapper, because that’s how I started.

Vic Mensa
Art was not a thing for my family and is still not a thing for my family. My family will not go to a museum unless I say we have to go there. That’s why I really feel like it was something I was supposed to do because there was no directive that pushed me in that direction.

Amy Sherald
I always pushed back on doing long-form. I imagined SpongeBob as being simple, and I wanted to concentrate on character humor.

Stephen Hillenburg
Unfortunately, the spouses of performers have a terrible, terrible life. They get shunted aside, pushed aside, ignored.

Dick Van Dyke
I think, as an artist, you want to keep going – you want to keep taking challenges; you want to be pushed, in a way – and I think Sonic Evolution does that, it makes me feel a little uncomfortable and get out of my comfort zone.

Mike McCready
I’ve been lucky because I’ve had wonderful teachers along the way who have nurtured and pushed me to the next level.

Jimmy Smits
I was known for being quite… ruthless at ABB. I drove hard targets, pushed my people. But I was always fair. Once I was convinced of someone, I let them handle things themselves. But if you kept doing badly, there was no place for you.

Dinesh Paliwal
People seem to think of me as a goody-goody who never curses, but I can be very nasty if I’m pushed. Cross me too many times, and I’ll never talk to you again.

Neil Sedaka
I started off as a right-winger, but my coaches pushed me further and further back. So much so that I ended up in defence, because I wasn’t good with my hands and there was nowhere else to go! So they put me there and that’s when I found my position.

Thiago Silva
The ideal trademark is one that is pushed to its utmost limits in terms of abstraction and ambiguity, yet is still readable.

Saul Bass
That helped me to keep in touch with myself and to keep in touch with this really quite extraordinary language and literature into which I had pushed a little way.

Robert Fitzgerald
The only continent where social movements have led to political parties that have pushed through serious social and political reforms is in South America.

Tariq Ali
I went to church when I was younger, but it was never something pushed down my throat or anything, which is a good thing. I found out for myself where I belonged.

A.J. Styles
I’m talented, but my work ethic has pushed me over the top.

Kyle Kuzma
If I do something I think is new, it will be misunderstood, but if people like it, I will be disappointed because I haven’t pushed them enough. The more people hate it, maybe the newer it is. Because the fundamental human problem is that people are afraid of change.

Rei Kawakubo
Love and trust and justice, concern for the poor, that’s being pushed to the margins, and you can see it.

Cornel West
I was too naive when I started out. It was hard to understand the workings of the industry. But rejection and ridicule pushed me to discover my individuality. I wanted success on my terms.

Asha Bhosle
I wanted to be a pilot, but I was always drawing bodies. When I realised I wanted to pursue something creative, my parents pushed me towards architecture.

Hussein Chalayan
I’d like to see a show about what happens to young sports stars who’ve been pushed too hard by their parents or coaches.

Denise Lewis
What I do for a living is whimsical and fun and ridiculous. I’m supposed to make people laugh. We all have that child in us. For many people, that child gets pushed into a corner. But if you want to be creative, that little kid can never go away.

Jeff Dunham
My parents always wanted the very best for me and pushed me further and further, so that stuck with me.

Nathan Chen
Janeane Garofalo ended up, in a sense, being pushed by the media into becoming a pundit.

Lewis Black
Marriage brings up all the things I pushed to the back burner – the fears, the mistrust, the doubts, the insecurities. It’s like opening Pandora’s box.

Jennifer Aniston
There are so many musicians in New York, and there is this energy and fire in this city that inspires you and makes you want to learn and to get out there. People are constantly evolving and constantly creating here, and you get pushed along just by being in that energy.

Cyrille Aimee
I think, with a negotiation, you have to go in knowing what you want, knowing what your bottom line is, and knowing what you might accept if you’re absolutely pushed.

Jacob Rees-Mogg
A lot of people these days are very much too wrapped up in cotton wool: people aren’t pushed to their limits, and that’s why we should find out where our limits lie.

Ant Middleton
I feel nothing can push you till the time you want to get pushed.

Yami Gautam
I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.

Tennessee Williams
My mom is an actress, but she never really pushed me into it, and it was never something I thought I would be doing. She was very happy I decided to, but she certainly doesn’t offer me criticism because she knows I’d tell her to shut up! Nobody wants to hear that from their mum!

Morena Baccarin
I don’t play in spite of people, I play for the people who pushed me along, the people who have helped me succeed.

Brad Marchand
I have pushed virtue to outright brutality.

Jean Racine
You can count on one hand the white rappers that have made it. So I just wanted to show the point of view of an actor in Hollywood, because what could be more soft than that. Rapping about auditions and acting and stuff. I thought it was just uncharted territory to clown on, so that pushed through with Dirt Nasty.

Simon Rex
Picture books are being marginalised. I get the feeling children are being pushed away from picture books earlier and earlier and being told to look at ‘proper’ books, which means books without pictures.

Anthony Browne
I had an awkward moment when I got a phone call from the person pretending to be Winnie Mandela. ‘Winnie’ sounded about 12 years old, unfortunately – she’d probably been pushed to the telephone because she was the only one who spoke English.

James Veitch
We are to see the development of the country pushed forward at an unprecedented rate by an aggregation of capital, and a systematic application of it under the direction of competent men.

William Graham Sumner
My dad demanded results. I wasn’t expected just to be a student, I was supposed to get straight A’s. My dad didn’t want me just to play sports, he pushed me to win state championships in high school and national championships.

Bobby Lashley
Gray Maynard? Kenny Florian? All these guys, they’re UFC fighters, that’s all. They’re pushed by the UFC, but when they leave the UFC, they’re forgotten. When’s the last time you heard Josh Neer’s name? You haven’t. When’s the last time you heard about Roger Hurerta? You haven’t. They’re no ones anymore.

Eddie Alvarez
I don’t like kids that are pushed into things by stage mums, but when I can see they are having a good time, they’re excited and enjoying the process, then I think it’s wrong to discriminate.

Simon Cowell
The United States and the Obama administration have consistently opposed the delegitimation of Israel. We’ve also consistently pushed for legitimation of Israel across the U.N. system. We uniformly oppose one-sided actions designed to punish Israel, and we will continue to do so.

Samantha Power
Music’s something that I really wasn’t pushed into, it was something I just kinda chose, I just kept pushing myself, and it was all down to me.

Dizzee Rascal
I went to see the Go-Go’s on a Saturday night in ’78 and had the best time. I was so serious about the way I played but they were having a blast. They weren’t quite ready, but man there was something special. The girls just needed someone to push ’em a little and I eventually pushed.

Gina Schock
I completely agree with feeling the need for or the benefits of being pushed and of being directed on a project and collaborating.

J. K. Simmons
When things don’t happen in my life, I believe that I’ve been pushed into another path for a reason, and there’s a bigger picture.

Alex Scott
My mum and dad pushed me to work hard in my earlier years in education.

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn’t beat us.

Tom Clancy
I am terrified of being pushed out of a plane at 10,000ft with my hands tied behind my back.

Tony Robinson
We’re in a world where masculinity, especially with these big spectacle movies, is often pushed by rippling six packs and forcing an image down someone’s throat trying to prove masculinity. Whereas I think true masculinity comes from having a strong sense of self.

Theo James
I’m a singer today because of my dad. He was the one who pushed me to my full potential.

Tulsi Kumar
I found I was being pushed to one side and I was being ear-marked as being thick, which is a very damaging thing to be told as a young kid.

Charley Boorman
I faced a certain amount of violence. It taught me that I had to learn to protect myself – and it made me stronger. It could have made me step backwards with my self-discovery. Instead, it pushed me further.

Daniela Vega
Popular Monster’ is the voice inside my head, hoping you will listen. It’s the story of a hero that’s been falsely accused and torn down by society. It shows what happens when you get pushed too far.

Ronnie Radke
There is a bit of me if I’m pushed in one way I might bounce back and go the opposite.

Joseph Fiennes
My wife, as proud as she was of me, hated show business for good reasons. There was something about the spouse always being pushed out of the way, shoved aside. She wanted to get away from it.

Dick Van Dyke
I’ve always pushed my body way too hard, gone days without eating at 20,000 feet, and caught every exotic bug that didn’t kill me.

Jeff Lowe
I think it’s good that the womens’ game is being pushed, and maybe the men can look at our game every now and then and learn something from the way we approach the game.

Lucy Bronze
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
I was in a weight-cutting sport, in judo, so I had to be a certain weight on a deadline. It kind of pushed me into having a really unhealthy relationship with food in my teens. I felt like if I wasn’t exactly on weight, I wasn’t good-looking.

Ronda Rousey
They’ve pushed me down a big ravine, but I’ll get back up to the top.

Tyler Hamilton
Politics has come to resemble a cynical team game played by politicians, while the public has been pushed aside as if sitting on the seats of a stadium in which passion for politics is gradually making room for blindness and desperation.

Edi Rama
Democrats have pushed for equal pay for women because we know that when women succeed, America succeeds.

Donna Brazile
There’s been a lot of good people in Cincinnati who have pushed me, my wife and my family to be better people, and we’re grateful for that.

Andy Dalton
There are more and more of us women out there who won’t be pushed around and will give back a lot more than was bargained for. You have to mean it, though.

Viv Albertine
I have always been a singer/songwriter, and I was pushed in places I didn’t want to do, like pop or top forty. I don’t belong there.

Lisa Marie Presley
Directors have to push me. I have to be pushed up. Not all the time, but often.

Catherine Deneuve
I moved to Queens, New York, when I was seven and a half. I went to middle school in a foreign country, but I had so many different kinds of Americans push me along and encourage me. I was very odd. I didn’t talk very well. We were poor, and we didn’t have any connections, but people showed up and pushed me along.

Min Jin Lee
I pushed the envelope as far as it needed to be pushed, and now it’s on the floor, and people seem to want it to stay there.

Being onstage and communicating with an audience was part of my life since I was very little, but I was never pushed into singing. My parents were so uninterested in me making music.

It was really a pleasure to play someone who’s literally pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.

Jeri Ryan
In the beginning I pushed toward perfection, but it takes time to get to certain places.

Alexander Wang
English football is different, especially for a goalkeeper. It’s more aggressive, more physical. It’s far, far harder. The ball is in the air more, and you get pushed about. And the referees don’t blow anything!

David de Gea
I didn’t feel like going any further in this scene with the boy. He was not a professional actor, and if I had pushed the scene any further it would have destroyed the tone of the movie.

Louis Malle
I think there’s so many shows out there that have pushed the limit on technology and all of that stuff. I think people are much more interested in real good, feel-good stories.

Valentin Chmerkovskiy
I feel like my consignment and fear from people pushed me to become a performer.

Ezra Furman
Records were vitally important to the development of music and of all music cultures. With that being pushed by the wayside, I can’t see an iPod uniting us. In fact it separates us, the streets are full of people bumping into lamp posts, listening to their own little universe, and there’s no sharing in that.

John Lydon
Playing the piano was what I loved doing for myself, but as soon as it became a ‘thing’ that I was being pushed to pursue by my teachers, I rebelled.

Deborah Meaden
Some of the people on the teams I’ve been on need to be uplifted and kind of loved on. And some people don’t need that at all – they need to be pushed; more hyped up.

Rich Froning Jr.
People have to be pushed out of their comfort zones to be able to see things for what they are.

Kirti Kulhari
In 2009, I pushed for the creation and funding of early childhood block grants to ensure that more kids enter kindergarten ready to learn. It’s really not rocket science: Put kids on the right path at an early age – and keep them there.

Laura Kelly
One of my coaches encouraged me to try it. In the beginning, I didn’t want to take any free-kicks but he pushed me to do it. Then I started scoring a few goals and everything changed.

It was very hard for me to practice and enjoy my tennis, and I didn’t know the why, so I worked with psychologists to try and see what was happening. They pushed me really hard.

Gabriela Sabatini
There is no better way to improve wages and working conditions in our country than to support the right to unionize. Throughout our history, unions have improved the lives of millions of American families, grown the middle class, and pushed our economy forward.

Jan Schakowsky
My mother hated foundation; she hated having a mask on her face – and she pushed me to build my own vision and concept of beauty for women.

Francois Nars
My gardening apprenticeship was similar to the way a chimney sweep is pushed up a chimney. It was enforced by my parents, non-negotiable – it would be weeding the strawberries, mowing the grass.

Monty Don
I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It’s like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I’d like to play strong women who are also very feminine.

Angelina Jolie
We had so many obstacles. We had a lot of sexism and misogyny, there’s a lot of things that were against us. But we’ve just pushed forward and we showed everybody.

Charlotte Caffey
It’s hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you’re being pushed to do it differently. I’ve had fights over that. That’s why it’s so important that you work with good people.

Uma Thurman
‘Outlaw Cook’ was a revelation. Folks like Jeff Smith and Marcella Hazan got me interested in cooking, but John Thorne pushed me into the path that I follow to this day. This is the only cookbook I’ve ever read that understands how men really eat: over the sink, in the dark, greasy to the elbows.

Alton Brown
I love being pushed out of my comfort zone.

Karen Traviss
You have kids studying master class visual arts who are pushed to make films that will be successful economically; that’s what they focus on. So they work for corporate interest instead of artistic expression.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
We see evidence that lakes and forests and wetlands can have different equilibria – so you have a savanna system that may be stable and thriving, but it can also tip over and become an arid steppe if pushed too far by warming, land degradation, and biodiversity loss.

Johan Rockstrom
Dick Clarke, who was head of counter-terrorism in the National Security Council, pushed constantly for the Principals Committee, which is the key national security group of top officials to take up the issue of terrorism.

Sidney Blumenthal
I saw in my life what pushed a lot of people to drugs was being an outcast to society, so being gay I related to that.

Joe Exotic
You don’t go to a comedy and try to laugh. You laugh in spite of yourself. You don’t just come on stage and cry. Something has pushed you to cry.

Penelope Wilton
For more than 10 years, Daniel Snaith has been playing mad scientist with pop and psychedelic music. As Manitoba, and more recently as Caribou, he’s pushed the genres’ limits with electronics and studio trickery.

Anthony Fantano
If the height of the heel is the same as the length of your foot, it starts to look wrong. And if the heel is positioned badly on the sole, you get into ballerina territory, where the body is pushed into a very strange posture. You can exaggerate the arch only so much.

Christian Louboutin
For years, I’ve pushed the idea of a column compilation book mainly because it would be easy – I could just staple ’em all together. But publishers have been resistent, feeling the material dates.

Michael Musto
You don’t get rewarded for taking risk; you get rewarded for buying cheap assets. And if the assets you bought got pushed up in price simply because they were risky, then you are not going to be rewarded for taking a risk; you are going to be punished for it.

Jeremy Grantham
Housing works like a trampoline. When it is pushed down far enough and long enough, it will eventually snap upward very powerfully.

Roger Altman
The biologists have essentially been pushed aside. Al Gore’s just an opportunist. The person who is really responsible for this overestimate of global warming is Jim Hansen. He consistently exaggerates all the dangers.

Freeman Dyson
You can’t let yourself be pushed around. You can’t live in fear. That’s no way to live your life.

Bernhard Goetz
One of the things we try to do on ‘The Fosters’ is shine a light on the problems and the people that get pushed to the periphery. From the very beginning of the show, when we told people we were putting foster care at the center of a TV show, even the people who work in the system were afraid.

Peter Paige
Fire really means a certain kind of burning in the soul that one can no longer tolerate when one is pushed against a wall.

Cornel West
Both ‘Consenting Adults’ and ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ revolve around the economic stresses of the ’90s. They are about what people do when they’re pushed against that wall, and how they’re manipulated. They are both morality tales, though in very different genres.

Kevin Spacey