We have collected the best Pursue Quotes by famous authors including Jimmy Smits, Ellen Ochoa, Pankaj Kapur, Gray Scott, Sally Yates and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I left ‘L.A. Law’ after five years when my contract was up because I felt I had done all I could do with the character. I didn’t walk off the show with a three-picture deal to pursue this wonderful film career.
I hope to continue to inspire our nation’s youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math so they, too, may reach for the stars.
While pursuing engineering, my passion for theatre grew. So, I told dad I wanted to pursue acting – ‘Do you really want to be an actor or are you drawn to the glamour?’ he asked. I convinced him of my passion and applied to film schools.
The ‘Star Trek’ future, to me, is where we are headed. Everything is automated, and we are free to pursue our dreams. We are free to pursue lives that aren’t about working and toiling away in dangerous jobs. For example, how many of us would love to be poets, or how many of us would love to be artists?
At the Department of Justice, our ability to fulfill our responsibilities – to advocate for victims, to vigorously pursue misconduct, to seek justice in all its forms – depends on public confidence in the institutions we represent.
Truly, this is a nation that sees itself as one that instills hope and is really about allowing people to pursue their dreams.
Without your data, Google couldn’t pursue the dream of trying to figure out what you’re really thinking when you’re asking a question, of trying to discern, from the imprecision of your language, the exact answer you’re looking for.
James O’Keefe is a journalist, doing the work ‘real’ journalists don’t dare, and has been conducting undercover investigations for years with dozens of scalps collected along the way. The more the ‘true’ journalists who back the Democrat machine attack him, the more emboldened he becomes to pursue his next project.
I never wanted to impress anyone nor had to complete my education just so that my parents could allow me to pursue music.
Of all my false identities, the strategies in my campaign to be accepted, being a sworn Republican is the hardest to explain. In my later political life, I can only be described as a Kennedy Democrat, eager to pursue equitable treatment for the least fortunate.
One thing I have learned over the years, when you’re trying to pursue a coach and there is a coach out there that you think is the right fit, you can’t wait around. You have to act, you have to act quick because there are a lot of people looking for good coaches.
That was my goal going on ‘AGT,’ was to keep ventriloquism alive and get it more common, to put it out in the open so kids like me who wanted to pursue it as a passion… can do it.
Darci Lynne Farmer
I like the quiet it takes to pursue an idea the way I pursued ‘Hamilton,’ but I couldn’t write a book, because there’s no applause at the end of writing a book.
We know that when people are safe in their homes, they are free to pursue their dream for a brighter economic future for themselves and their families.
Capitalism can never pursue deterritorialization to the absolute. What deterritorialization there is within capitalism is always balanced by a compensatory lockdown onto nation, culture, and race. Hence the ‘Steampunk’ quality of capitalism, where the most ancient traditions can co-exist with the ultramodern.
I personally look forward to building the Orion. I believe that our country needs to pursue that technology.
I never gave it that much thought to pursue acting or anything, but I would definitely be a Bond girl if they asked me. For sure – I would make a great evil Bond girl!
As Miss World, you are a face for beauty with a purpose. You can’t just be beautiful. You have to have the zeal and courage to pursue the purpose.
It is true that some people have some misgivings about China-U.K. cooperation. What I want to stress is that in today’s world, no country can afford to pursue development with its door closed. One should open the door, warmly welcome friends, and be hospitable to them.
But in terms of what men and women can do, I believe and I think that America as a whole believes that women can do the same jobs as men and that we’re not created unequally when it comes to the opportunities that we can pursue and the kind of work that we can do.
At the moment I’m enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I’m also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science.
I pursue what I think is the most trendy music at the moment.
I took a film course in grade ten that made me want to direct, and I’ve always been making short films and home videos with my friends, so it’s definitely something I wanna pursue as well.
Police work was fascinating, and I didn’t imagine that acting was something a kid from San Mateo, California, could really pursue.
They have to be able to spark my interest so I want to pursue it, and they have to have an awesome personality, really laid-back. All those things are sexy to me.
I wish to say that we Anarchists have never changed our position. We are Anarchists as of old and still pursue the same ideals.
A guy should always pursue the girl.
If you think about becoming a writer, that’s just really one of the big dreams I had. It’s really important to have those dreams and pursue your passions.
In China, Internet surveillance has already become a profitable industry. In fact, a growing number of private firms eagerly assist the local police by aggregating this data and presenting it in easy-to-browse formats, allowing humans to pursue more analytical tasks.
I didn’t grow up dreaming of being the next WWE superstar, to be honest. But I think that it doesn’t matter how old you are. When you see something you like, you want to pursue it.
As the highest-ranking Republican woman in the U.S. House of Representatives and the mom of two daughters, I believe if we’re serious as a nation about empowering every American to pursue his or her own dreams, then true cases of gender discrimination need to be confronted.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
I always wanted to be an army personal. My dad wanted me to pursue that dream but I ran to become an actor instead.
From an early age, I knew I wanted to pursue a life in the arts, and so I was acting in plays all throughout high school.
We cannot sacrifice innocent human life now for vague and exaggerated promises of medical treatments thirty of forty years from now. There are ways to pursue this technology and respect life at the same time.
There are keyboard terrorists everywhere who hide behind a veil of anonymity to pursue their vicious slanders.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What I’ve discovered is that from football fans to undertakers, secret agents to marble-players and politicians, we all are part of at least one tribe. By tribes, I’m talking anthropologically; these groups are determined less by genes and more by the work they do or the passions they pursue.
While I’m an athlete and while I’m fighting actively, I don’t intend to pursue a career in politics. What happens after that, we’ll see. But I don’t have an intention to do both at the same time.
The Champions League must not be an objective but instead a dream for us to pursue.
Positive energy is meant to give people confidence and hope, encourage people to love their country, society and life, as well as to pursue nice things. Everything we do is ultimately for the sake of spreading positive energy.
If you have the chance to realize some of these dreams you had as a kid, and you have the opportunity, why not pursue that?
Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit. It’s really a great invention and I wouldn’t under-estimate the value of that, but they’re not designed to take care of social needs.
I’ve never been very practical or realistic – I’ve always felt that if a project seems easy, or even attainable, why pursue it?
I am a Democrat. But first and foremost, I am a Coloradan and an American who wants government to function and solve the challenges we face as a country, then make way for people to pursue their dreams without interference.
If more students use self-compassion to reframe their failures, they may discover more nourishing sources of motivation and healthier strategies to pursue their goals.
I left before I had the opportunity to pursue work more widely in Chicago.
Me wanting to be an artist never really faded away. I knew that no matter what else I tried to pursue, my passion was always that.
Find something that you’re really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.
Celebrity is not something I consciously pursue.
I just want to pursue my dream. That is to fight. That is what God put me here to do. He didn’t put me here to be a doctor or a lawyer. He put me here to fight.
The truth has never been of any real value to any human being – it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
I think that inexpensive sources of planet-friendly energy are one of the most important things for us to pursue.
Maybe I should take more acting classes or pursue a career in that.
I will continue to pursue my music and live my life with my family.
If anyone tells you that you’re too old to be an entrepreneur or that you have the wrong background, don’t listen to them. Go with your gut instincts and pursue your passions.
For our part, the U.S. government has an obligation to aggressively pursue every opportunity to expand trade, boost the economy, and create well-paid jobs here at home.
No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
I have made a choice to fully enjoy my kids and this particular season of my life. It’s a very conscious, powerful decision. In some ways, it takes more guts to buck the financial rewards and adulation that come from a professional career to pursue something so culturally undervalued as at-home motherhood.
While I love film and want to continue to pursue it 100 percent, my home is TV.
One day, when I’m unable to physically perform, would I want to pursue more of an acting career? Eh, maybe. But I think my home is with the WWE, being on the road and wrestling in front of a live audience.
Music has always been something that I knew that I would eventually want to pursue.
We call upon all warring parties in the world to lay down their arms and pursue the path of peace, dialogue, and inclusive resolution of disputes.
I’d like to pursue music back home because I still tend to express myself better through my mother language – English – and it’s something I’ve been dreaming about and would like to achieve.
The London Games will be designed for the athletes and we will provide them with the very best venues and the very best conditions to pursue their sporting dreams in London.
Every successful artist comes from a family – parents or siblings or both – who, although equally gifted, chose not to pursue the treacherous and difficult path of the artist.
As a male writer, women are always what men pursue, and their world is always a mystery. So I always tried to present as many views as possible on women’s worlds.
I know Barack Obama. And I believe that as president, he’ll pursue the common good by seeking common ground rather than trying to divide us.
Bob Casey, Jr.
I’d moved to New York to pursue a career in theatre, and it’s very practical how you do it – I just went to every open call going.
I think what I most admired about my father was his extraordinary courage. He had such energy to pursue whatever he wanted, and he really didn’t care what others thought.
I moved to Mumbai to pursue my degree after high school.
It is important to be clear about what you want and pursue that passionately.
Economic growth creates jobs, and countries grow when they educate their people and pursue policies that encourage households to save, existing businesses to invest, and entrepreneurs to innovate and create new markets.
Peter Blair Henry
I was greatly inspired by my late father, who was a well-known name in the brewing industry. It was he who encouraged me to take the road less traversed and gave me the confidence to pursue my path of entrepreneurship.
Empowering people to pursue their journeys. That’s our first mission. Put people into an environment where they can do that, and that creates the energy.
Pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable – to me, that’s something I’m definitely interested in and want to pursue.
When my elder sister decided to pursue sports, she faced a lot of music at home. We didn’t have a TV in our village, so no one understood the value of sports. But my sister convinced my parents that participating in sports would mean a secure job in the government.
I’ve always loved public speaking, and that’s something I definitely will pursue after the Olympics.
I am grateful to both Impact Wrestling and the WOW executives for working out the details to allow me to pursue my dream of competing at the highest levels within our industry.
I want young girls to know that their passions are important and that they should pursue them, regardless of whether or not they think that they’ll be successful in terms of the mainstream.
I initially moved to Bombay to work in the corporate space. After settling my family here in due course of time, I turned to acting which initially started off as a hobby that I wanted to pursue on the side and then became my profession to sustain my passion around five years back.
We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
Louisa May Alcott
When you get to a point where you’re successful enough that you can say, ‘I don’t have to take any job anymore,’ and you’re still good at what you do, how do you decide what work to take on? I think the answer is that you pursue what you enjoy. In my case, it’s variety.
I am thankful to my parents for letting me pursue music as a career. No one in my family is a musician, so when I won a music reality show a decade ago, it was a breakthrough for me.
Republicans trust you to think for yourselves and to pursue your American dream however you see fit.
Working with a full Hollywood team has been an awesome learning experience, and I definitely want to pursue acting more.
‘Smallville’ gig was another one of those things I got through WWE. At that point, I had absolutely no aspirations to pursue acting.
These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
I decided to start acting in my mid-twenties. I studied pre-med, and I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology, so when I decided to pursue a different career, I got a lot of, ‘What on earth are you doing?’ But, I gave myself a year and thought, ‘You know what, I’m going to just beat the odds.’
Consumers going through foreclosure typically will see their credit scores drop, raising longer-term questions about their ability to rebound financially and perhaps pursue a more sustainable home purchase at some later point.
My daughter’s dabbling in showbiz, and she’s done a few commercials. She’s auditioned for some movies and shows, so I’m letting her pursue that. I’m OK with it.
Candace Cameron Bure
To our enemies – to our enemies – we will pursue you as only America can. You will fear us.
John R. Allen
Every time you do something, make something, it’s final in a way, but it’s not. It immediately raises a great set of questions. And if you become a question addict, which I am, you immediately have something you need to pursue.
It took a thing like my father’s death to make me decide that I actually wanted to pursue drumming.
I don’t have any plans to pursue film acting. It’s not my thing anymore, if it ever was. Yes, I do still act sometimes. But when I do, it’s with people I know and trust, people who respect me as a person and appreciate what I have to offer.
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.
I can’t compete with really big stars. I’m not a big star; I’m just an actor who came from Delhi to pursue her passion.
We must give Oklahoma families the opportunity to thrive and prosper. We must give all Oklahomans the tools necessary to pursue the American dream. And then, we must get out of the way.
If you choose not to pursue your dreams, you’ll still be a part of a dream – only it will be someone else’s.
To pursue anything, you’ve got to have fun with it and to just never give up on it.
My wife herself had an upbringing where she wasn’t allowed to pursue what she wanted to do because of her parents. She wanted to go into photography and journalism, but because classes ran so late, she had to be home at a certain time. We don’t want that for our daughter.
We have to look at loan forgiveness to incentivise young people to pursue degrees in areas where we know we need help.
We feel this passion that we have for music and this relentless need to pursue it and follow it and go wherever it takes. It’s just something that’s ingrained into us – it’s ingrained in us so deeply that we say it’s ‘in our bones.’
When I was doing my bachelors from Delhi University, India experienced its first major external financing and currency crisis in 1990-91. This inspired me to pursue graduate work in economics and was the foundation for my interest in international finance.
For us, universal values such as justice, morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth.
I think it’s important to give young people the freedom to follow their ideas and pursue their interests.
Because I gave myself – I left school after the second semester of my junior year to pursue a career in music. and I gave myself five years to make it and I made it in three.
I started dancing at the age of three in my hometown of Toledo, Ohio, and it really was my sister’s dream to pursue dance professionally.
I attended a high school with more than 4,000 students and met with a guidance counselor only once during my four-year stint. Despite my clear strengths in science and math, my counselor’s advice was to pursue a degree in business. A career in engineering was never encouraged nor, in fact, ever mentioned.
No matter which administration is in power, and no matter which President is delivering the State of the Union, I will continue to pursue smart and pragmatic policies that put the people of Central Virginia first.
Entertainment seems to be the only arena where children who pursue the work of their parents, which is an inherently natural thing to do, is met with a lot of skepticism.
No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided whether to pursue the relationship.
At Airbnb, we’re trying to build a culture that supports details, celebrates them, and gives our teams creative license to pursue them.
I just believe strongly that anybody who wants to pursue additional education after high school ought to be given that chance.
I want to show everyone that if you pursue your dreams, they can come true no matter what. That’s what I want to do.
It gives me a lot of energy to talk to developers or meet students in classrooms who are using our technology to help learn faster and better. Watching them pursue their passion.
In grade school I was taught that the United States is a melting pot. People from all over the world come here for freedom and to pursue a better life. They arrive with next to nothing, work incredibly hard, learn a new language and new customs, and in a generation they become an integral part of our amazing nation.
Everyone wants to be happy at the end of the day. If we can pursue what we really want to do, we don’t get bored of life.
Companies will need to pursue a more diversified business model, but I think those companies that have what I call a focused diversified business model will be more successful.
We have children to pursue other elements of well-being. We want meaning in life. We want relationships.
My high school career counsellor said I shouldn’t pursue music as a career.
When I graduated from high school, I made the decision to pursue my dance training in London, England. I was so scared at first, not knowing if this little girl from small town Canada could possibly make it with these highly trained London dancers.
Catherine Mary Stewart
When we tell girls that we expect them to pursue education and excel in education, we are changing the narrative and are opening the door to the leaders of our future.
I moved across the country when I was 16, so I left my high school and finished school online in order to pursue my acting more.
I want to be able to make people laugh and cry and feel happy or sad and feel all these different emotions through singing and acting. Hopefully throughout my career, I’ll get to pursue them.
The Department of Justice will continue to pursue those that travel to fight against the United States and our allies, as well as those individuals that recruit others on behalf of ISIL in the homeland.
Both the Anschutz Foundation and I contribute to numerous organizations that pursue a wide range of causes.
Baseball was always my favorite sport, and I thought it would be the sport I’d pursue for the long term. But I guess about my sophomore year in high school, I started really getting into football, and then it just took off from there.
I’m trying to make enough money where I can be financially independent and be able to go and just pursue that thing that everybody really needs, just pursue my family and the cause of my family.
The most incredible businesses are started by entrepreneurs who relentlessly pursue their passion, but passion works best with a thoughtful, ambitious-yet-grounded business plan.
For decades, many blacks were reluctant to pursue a profession that was associated with servitude. If you went to school, it was to become a lawyer or doctor. Older generations didn’t understand why one would spend money to learn how to chop, peel, dice, and saute vegetables when that trade could be taught at home.
We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.
Robert E. Lee
I would probably confess that I was the greatest disappointment of my mother’s life, but my father only admired his son’s moxie, drive, hustle, and wherewithal to pursue his dreams no matter how I achieve them.
We intend to pursue future gifts to exceed $8.1 million in conjunction with UMSL, Jazz St. Louis and the business community to ensure perpetual growth and a sustainable impact to the education of St. Louis children and beyond.
A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men – and people in general.
Fear obscures reason, intensifies emotions, and makes it easier for demagogic politicians to mobilize the public on behalf of the policies they want to pursue.
I never expect someone to work with me forever. I want to give you the experience needed so that when it is time to pursue what you want to in life you are ready.
Obviously, you have to find the confidence within yourself to pursue your ideas, but there’s nothing wrong with having people around you who are going to say, ‘I think that’s a great idea,’ or, ‘I think you’re doing the right thing.’
Things aren’t gifted to you. Things don’t just come from an idea, from nothing. You have to work for them. You have to pursue them. You have to take time. You have to sacrifice.
If I had to start over, I’d pursue photography – probably to the exclusion of acting.
As America knows, Obama turned down the lucrative career path guaranteed to the first African-American president of The Harvard Law Review to pursue the missions of service and teaching instead. The potential rewards for our country, now that that early choice has led him into the White House, are enormous.
Tracksmith came to the table with an outside-the-box opportunity to join their team as both an athlete and employee, to pursue my dreams, contribute to a team and build a career.
I see happiness as a by-product. I don’t think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.
It makes me very happy to see the enthusiasm that youngsters have these days to pursue acting.
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
After it became clear that I was not going to graduate, I had this moment where I was like, ‘I need to not sulk. I need to pursue – at least try – to pursue music. But if I don’t try, I’m going to be a really bitter middle-aged lady working in a cubicle.’
In order to encourage private investors to pursue long-term, responsible projects, governments need to promote consistent policies and frameworks.
Jose Angel Gurria
I realized you cannot stay away from Mumbai and pursue your dreams.
It can be kind of difficult because of the workload I have at Texas A&M, so I have to find time to study as I pursue my major, but also to travel and compete and train hard for my fights to come in the UFC.
It seems at times fate knocks on people’s door, and they are too afraid to pursue it.
I performed in 4Minute for seven years, and, now, it is time for us to pursue our own goals.
I want to act for the rest of my life – and I also want to pursue directing. Watching Bill Condon direct ‘Twilight’ kind of made me think, ‘OK yeah, I really want to do this now.’ This idea that you can make an image in your head and be in full control of how it comes out – I thought that was really cool.
It’s funny: I’ve been very successful and done a lot of films, and I don’t really have an agent – I don’t really pursue jobs, I let people come to me.
When I was 11, I decided that music was what I wanted to pursue as a career.
I will aim to restore the Japan-U.S. alliance and Japan’s strong diplomatic capabilities. Japan can’t pursue a strong foreign policy without strengthening its alliance with the United States.
You can’t always understand if someone’s into you or not, so you should never really pursue something too far without gauging that first.
Carly Rae Jepsen
I missed a lot of important milestones in my children’s lives to pursue this sport.
My faith in my filmmaking changed on the heels of ‘Titan.’ It allowed me to pursue things that I previously would have questioned.
‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Now I’m a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I’ve been painting all my life, now it’s become a second career because of my success in the movies.
When you have a dream that you can’t let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you’re willing to do that.
Music has been my real solace. And that’s why I play music. And that’s why I’m so determined, or have been so determined to pursue what I wanted to do, come what may.
I allowed life to give me presents. And everything just sort of happened the way it was supposed to happen. I did not pursue anything. It more or less pursued me.
Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
James Fenimore Cooper
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau
Folks should find what really inspires them; they should always pursue what they want to do.
I think no matter what you are going to pursue, if you pursue it like it’s the most important thing, then everything else will be lost. And at the end of the day, when it’s time to evaluate the path that you chose for your life, there has to be something more.
I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.
Faced with the crippling sanctions, Iran could simply decide it is paying too high a cost to pursue its nuclear program and could opt for negotiations and reconciliation with the United States and other members of the international community. This is clearly the preferred option of American leaders.
As long as Wanxiang exists, we will pursue our dream to make electric cars, whatever the obstacles.
I was about 15 when I decided that acting was what I wanted to pursue professionally.
I had been laughed at my whole life through school, and I never really thought of it as a vocation. I mean, I started off as a soldier, and then I went into the university thinking I was going to be a journalist, but comedy kind of fell on my head and demanded I pursue it.
I loved being on stage, but I told myself that if I didn’t get into RADA, I wouldn’t pursue an acting career. I did get in, though, and that was that.
I was working in customer service and had a verbally abusive boss. One day, I decided to quit and pursue my acting passion with everything I had. One week after quitting, I booked ‘One Life to Live.’
I’m not interested in hiding from the fact that my parents are actors. I’m proud of them! It’s very ordinary to pursue a career that your parents do, but when it’s in the public eye, it becomes a complicated thing.
I decided to pursue graduate study in molecular biology and was accepted by Professor Itaru Watanabe’s laboratory at the Institute for Virus Research at the University of Kyoto, one of a few laboratories in Japan where U.S.-trained molecular biologists were actively engaged in research.
It is important for children to learn, whether they want to pursue music or any other field.
When I was in high school, my parents had this power over me – if I ever lied or got caught doing something that I shouldn’t be doing, then I would no longer be able to go to L.A. and continue to pursue the acting thing.
I can’t sing but I can understand wanting to keep a balance, trying to pursue dreams, while creating a stable environment for my children.
This is actually true of the overall fight against al-Qaeda and trans-national extremists, that as you put pressure on them in one location, they’ll seek safe haven sanctuaries in other areas. So you do have to continue to pursue them. But they have less capability.
If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter.
There was a time when bright people had few prospects for higher education and good jobs here. But that is changing. India is no longer seen as an undesirable place to work or pursue research.
It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
I grew up in war and saw the United Nations help my country to recover and rebuild. That experience was a big part of what led me to pursue a career in public service. As Secretary-General, I am determined to see this organization deliver tangible, meaningful results that advance peace, development and human rights.
By helping New Yorkers turn their greatest expense – their home – into an asset, Airbnb is a vehicle that artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators can use to earn extra money to pursue their passion.
I was a science student in junior college, but I knew I wouldn’t pursue a career in the field.
I made a commitment and a promise to Ms. McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, that I will pursue justice with the family at every avenue, be it on the federal level or at the state level.
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
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.
I feel really lucky that I’m able to pursue the work that I love. I want my children to see that. I want them to have that for themselves, something that they love, that they do, that they pursue in their lives as a way of growing and learning.
I had come from Los Angeles – I had been there a partner of Gruen Associates, a large Los Angeles firm – and when the possibility of becoming a dean at Yale came, it was a very appropriate moment in my life. I was interested in a number of issues that I could not pursue while in a firm like Gruen’s.
I had delusions of being a ‘serious actor,’ and I wanted to pursue those delusions.
John Wesley Shipp
Americans are hard working, innovative, proud people who want bad government policies and high taxes to get out of the way so they can take care of their families and pursue their dreams.
If you have an idea, pursue it.
When I came to Mumbai in 2005 for a holiday, I received work offers. So I decided to stay back and pursue a modelling and acting career.
I have been unusually blessed in that I’ve been allowed to pursue two strands of a career that both delight me and seem to please the public.
Some of my cousins who wanted to pursue acting were always taking pictures and meeting people. I could never think of doing all this. Doing films was the last thing on my mind.
As more time passes, people see my father for what he is – one of the last of a generation who went into government to answer a call to public service rather than to pursue a career in politics.
Dorothy Bush Koch
I pursue God on a daily basis, I’m not stepping into oblivion.
American farmers and ranchers deserve a USDA that will pursue supportive policies rather than seek their further harm.
In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge.
Utopia is a framework for utopias, a place where people are at liberty to join together voluntarily to pursue and attempt to realize their own vision of the good life in the ideal community but where no one can impose his own utopian vision upon others.
To not pursue the thing one wants would be a waste of one’s life.
As members of Congress, we have to pursue the Congressional Review Act legislation as soon as possible.
As long as Iran believes that its security will be increased by having a nuclear program, it’s going to pursue its program.
There was absolutely no pressure from the family. It was my choice to pursue a career in music. I always wanted to do music, which has been close to heart. In fact, I was dead sure about it.
In 2006, I made the decision to go after my dream. I was living in Atlanta and had a promising career in marketing, but I took a leap of faith and decided to move to New York, enroll in graduate school, and pursue acting.
Adrienne C. Moore
After four seasons of co-hosting ‘Wipeout,’ I have been given the opportunity to pursue new directions in my acting career, which I am very passionate about. I am extremely grateful to all those at ‘Wipeout,’ Endemol and ABC, who have been so supportive of me through these years.
I was fortunate enough to make it to where I want to be. There could be other kids as talented or more talented than me in whatever they want to be but don’t have the resources to pursue their dream. Maybe they have to get a job instead to help their mom with the bills.
Music was something I had put aside to make movies. Somehow I earlier felt there was only so much creative energy allotted to your life and only that much time to pursue your creativity. But I was wrong.
Both my parents wanted me to excel academically, like every other parent. They wanted me to pursue my higher studies.
My dad is an English teacher, and my mom is a textiles artist. My parents made my sisters and me feel that if we wanted to pursue something creative, it could be done. They’ve always been supportive of everything from the beginning.
Ariana Grande was on a TV show, and then she started her career singing. If I’m offered a TV show, I’m going to pursue that and then see if I can push my singing. And then if I push my singing, awesome. My biggest goal, though? Be an actress in movies. I would love to have a career like Meryl Streep’s someday.
I don’t think that there’s any shame at all in doing what you have to do in order to survive, to make money while you continue to pursue your dreams.
In a world where global politics is no longer a zero-sum game, it is – or should be – counterintuitive to pursue one’s interests without considering the interests of others.
I gained weight and struggled to lose it quickly in order to pursue my dreams of being a model. Being 20 years old, I had no idea how to lose weight fast, and laxatives were an easy way out.
Music has been a huge passion of mine ever since I started playing the piano at age 3. Going to concerts, performing on my own, and listening to my favorite artists growing up confirmed that love for music and made me want to pursue it as a career.
The most amazing gift about being a novelist is that you get to pursue your curiosity every day.
I am a firm believer in education and have worked very hard to tell young Latinos that they must go to college and that, if possible, they should pursue an advanced degree. I am convinced that education is the great equalizer.
This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes – it liberates young women to pursue married men.
I might even pursue a career in politics. If I do, I will have had great practice dealing with the avalanche of daily criticism from working at Fox News and being a former Miss America. I’m ready for anything!
It was very important for us to hear that both European governments and the IMF are going to sustain and augment their commitment to Greece because they don’t pursue the debt reduction route. They’re actually extending more debt, more loans to Greece.
I think all chefs who pursue great flavor have good ethics.
I do get a little disheartened when you hear about how many girls get discouraged to not pursue a career in the sciences, and I feel like seeing women that are portrayed in this way – and beyond that, just three dimensional, complicated women – those are always going to be the stories that I gravitate to most.
Women can achieve power and purpose in whatever profession they pursue, position they hold or whether they are caring for their children full time.
Our young people need safe, permanent housing, so they can focus on their education or job, live healthy lives, and pursue their interests – without fear of where they’ll sleep at night.
I think it’s probably safe to say that continuing our onscreen relationship in front of the camera is probably not happening. I expect Adam may well pursue things in front of the camera, but I’m most likely not. It’s not who I am.
Nature governs man by no principle more fixed than that which leads him to pursue his interest.
I have found that people who really want to work at ‘Saturday Night Live’ and pursue it get pretty close. You have to be funny – but everyone who works there, it was their dream to work there. So it’s kind of nice in that way – there’s a lot of people who say, ‘I just always wanted to do this, and now I’m doing it.’
I think New York is truly unique in its singular combination of the quality of both the talent it attracts and the ingredients it grows. There are plenty of other places in the world with wonderful natural resources, but the people who come here to pursue their passions for food and cooking – they are one of a kind.
Trusting people to pursue their own futures invariably provides better outcomes. Money goes where it is needed, rather than being absorbed by administration costs.
Yet I was ready for love and joy. I wanted to let go of my pain. I wanted to pursue life instead of holding fast to fantasies of death.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
If you’re not concerned about maintaining an image, you can pursue roads that another actor might not take.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci
I wanted to pursue chemical engineering because I thought it was the future.
The concept of a ‘job’ is pretty recent. If you go back a few hundred years, everyone was either a slave or a serf, or living off slave or serf labor to pursue science or philosophy or art.
I think that American people really know how to pursue fun, they really know how to have a good time. Japanese are somewhat more reserved than Americans, so I’m jealous.
I was scouted when I was, like, sixteen, and I hated it. I wasn’t ready to work. When I turned 19, I decided to move to Paris to pursue modeling for myself there. It was kind of a way to get out of the house and discover something for myself, in a way.
We’re never encouraged by the producers to ask questions in any way. The most important thing to be is authentic and to be yourself. If I feel someone has answered a question then I’ll move on. If I feel it’s important enough, I will pursue the question.
I studied international relations in England, and I wanted to pursue higher education and be able to analyze what was going on in Iran politically, not only in Iran, but in the Middle East.
I moved with my mom to Los Angeles for her to pursue her acting career, and she got a job casting atmosphere in some independent films.
Thomas Ian Nicholas
I encourage students to pursue an idea far enough so they can see what the cliches and stereotypes are. Only then do they begin to hit pay dirt.
I was pre-med in college, and so since a lot of people take a year off before they go to med school, I decided to take the time to pursue theater – six months later, I was on Broadway.
I had to take a decision. Do I pursue dance, my passion, or help my mother out? The movies beckoned.
I came to the United States in the early ’80s and was welcomed with open arms and given the opportunity to pursue my dreams. God has been very kind to us. My family and I are fortunate enough to be successful and we feel a tremendous responsibility and obligation to give back to our great country.
My daughter makes great jewellery and my son wants to pursue engineering. They’ve both been indoctrinated by the school of Linley. People want to get back to painting, building, exploring what their creative sides can do – it’s something all human beings crave.
I can assure you that the United States intends to pursue the best course of action to meet its own spectrum needs.
Years ago, I worked briefly as a consultant for Sciences-Po, one of Paris’s famed grandes ecoles, encouraging American high school students and their parents to pursue an English-language education abroad.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
We will pursue a relationship of friendship and co-operation with the United States, always rooted in mutual respect and in the defence of our fellow Mexicans who live and work honourably in that country.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious readily provable offense.
I was a weird teenager. My mother was actually worried because I didn’t have any interest in dating in my teenage years. I had all this desire to pursue my passions like ballet, then sailing, then music, so I didn’t have any emptiness to fill.
It’s what makes you happy in life, and to pursue it, I think, is brave and a wonderful thing. I don’t care what people say. I just want to pursue what makes me happy.
New Hampshire understands the need to pursue modern and long-term energy strategies that will help lower costs, protect our natural resources, and create good jobs.
I’m a total pleasure seeker. I pursue anything that satisfies me. I usually get it. I have specific needs and I know what they are so I can achieve satisfaction.
I just think it’s growth when you pursue something you’re not sure you can do.
I moved to New York to pursue music.
Sharon Van Etten
Peace with the Palestinians will open ports of peace all around the Mediterranean. The duty of leaders is to pursue freedom ceaselessly, even in the face of hostility, in the face of doubt and disappointment. Just imagine what could be.
What is the conservative movement? It’s pretty straightforward. We believe that the way prosperity is created is when people have the freedom and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
I obtained a Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Fellowship and entered the graduate program in History at the University of California. With no Greek or French and minimal Latin and German, I was in no position to pursue my classical interests, so I began work at Berkeley with little more than an open mind.
Robert Lucas, Jr.
The danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.
Let’s face it: your average straight, cis-gender teenage boy isn’t going to pursue a relationship with a trans-girl.
It’s nice to know that there are several different avenues I could pursue.
I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.
When I was 14, I decided that I really wanted to pursue polo more, so I asked my parents if it would be okay for me to go live on a farm outside the city so I could play.
I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
There are thousands of capable Americans who would pursue a degree in nursing if we had room in our schools for them.
I don’t write about love because it makes for easy, passive heroes. I write about how love makes my characters more autonomous, more self-possessed, more opinionated and powerful. I write about characters who pursue relationships that make them the people they want to become. I write about love as a superpower.
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Apart from being an actor, I’m an academician. I wanted to pursue something with which I could bring about a change in society.
As for pupils, I can have as many as I choose, but I do not choose to take many. I intend to be better paid than others, and so I wish to have fewer scholars. It is advisable to hang back a little at first, or it is all over with you, and you must pursue the common highway with the rest.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I married my best friend. I was still in awe after more than four years of being around her at how smart and strong and loving and caring she was. And I really hoped that her choosing me and rejecting my advice to pursue her own career was a decision she would never regret.
William J. Clinton
My family were broadminded enough to support me when I wanted to pursue a life in the theatre.
The Cern laboratory in Geneva was set up in 1955 to bring together European scientists who wished to pursue research into the nuclear and sub-nuclear world. Physicists then had greater clout than other scientists because the memory of their role in the Second World War was fresh in people’s minds.
I would certainly encourage young people to pursue their dreams. It isn’t always an easy path, but it’s worth going after. And I figure if a farmer’s daughter from Iowa can become an astronaut, you can be just about anything you want to be.
Mom wanted to pursue dancing further but she could not, so I think she channelled it through me.
I think of myself as a musician and not a celebrity. Celebrity status is something you have to deliberately pursue – I couldn’t imagine myself seeking that.
I remember when the results of the All India Engineering exams came out. I ranked 7th. I even got a scholarship. But it was during the sixth semester of my engineering course that I decided to call it quits and pursue acting seriously.
Sushant Singh Rajput
I moved out to L.A. to pursue entertainment beyond social media. Because I could have made Vines from Ohio.
I have done a lot of work in Bollywood over the years as an actor and director. I now want to pursue projects that will give me a global profile.
Without children, men have more liberty to earn less – that is, they are free to pursue more fulfilling and less lucrative careers, like writing or art or teaching social studies.
In life, there is good, evil, love, and hatred. What we desire, choose, and need to pursue is in our hands.
I learned to canoe at summer camp and thought I’d pursue Olympic whitewater canoeing. In my senior year of high school, I instead decided to attend M.I.T. I like to say I’ve had only two jobs in my life: whitewater canoeing instructor and wilderness guide in college, and C.E.O. of iRobot.
Industrial agriculture freed many people to pursue lives their parents and grandparents could never have. It made America modern.
Well, I definitely have an artistic side to me as well. I write, I act, I draw. With that artistic mind I have, a lot of doors have opened for me. I can try to pursue, like – if it’s something using my writing skills, maybe a book. Or maybe if it’s my drawing skills, some clothing designs.
During college, I found academics repulsive and forced myself to study subjects I didn’t want to pursue.
For a while, I couldn’t decide whether or not I should pursue singing in the opera or acting. And I’m glad that I chose the latter because I wasn’t a very good singer.
I am honored to have heard from so many voters, supporters, and local elected officials who have been pleased with the work I have done on their behalf. They want and deserve a leader who will aggressively pursue strong conservative policies and get results. That’s exactly what I have done.
Very few, if any, first-generation black or white or Asian kids will pursue a Ph.D. They’ll pursue the professions for economic security. Many will go to law school and/or business school.
Henry Louis Gates
My own interest developed because I thought it was a fascinating subject and something I wanted to pursue.
I used to be and I still am into psychology. I would like to be able to pursue something like that, but I don’t know. The older I’ve gotten, the more endearing this business has become and I can’t really imagine leaving it.
We are hungry for more; if we do not consciously pursue the More, we create less for ourselves and make it more difficult to experience More in life.
Obviously it’s much easier to say that you’re going to follow your passions when you’re financially secure, but at least we can take solace in the fact that we now have the time to pursue the things that we really want to pursue because now the option of doing things just for the money isn’t necessarily there.
We can have a new vision, one even greater than the system they gave us after World War II. Everyone can pursue happiness and freedom and peace.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
I can do the equivalent of 150 miles per hour and not get stopped. I could quite happily pursue people down the motorway in my helicopter.
Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible.
At this point in my life, I like the security of a job, while still having time for my young son and to pursue other creative work.
All three of us boys, we grew up playing soccer. It was all of our first love. One of my coaches actually wanted me to try out for the U.S. national team, but I decided to quit to pursue football.
What’s really important is to recognize when people do great things or when people pursue an initiative or show enormous generosity or heart or bravery.
Patriotism is love of country. But you can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen. We don’t always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good.
We all have to find a cause we believe in and pursue it. Sometimes it may cost you your job, your personal life, your love life, etc.
In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality.
We need to remain a nation that doesn’t just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants who come here seeking to pursue the American Dream.
The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness.
Clayton M. Christensen
When a great artist gets my attention, I pursue it. If I don’t, someone else will, you know what I’m saying?
Fighting in the UFC means that I’m at the top of the sport, and it means that I’m able to pursue my goal of being a champion in the UFC.
My parent’s divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn’t necessarily have had otherwise.
I did B com but realised that it was not my cup of tea. I was always fascinated by animation, and after I completed my course, I wanted to go abroad and pursue it. I used to sketch a lot and was rather serious about it. But all this was until I joined films.
I wouldn’t consciously pursue trying to make something for the charts. It’s just not in my scope now. I’d rather stick needles in my eyes.
In a person’s career, well, if you’re process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you’re more likely to be success. I often say ‘pursue excellence, ignore success.’ Success is a by-product of excellence.
It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story.
I became a producer because of projects I wanted to pursue and develop as a director or actor.
Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, you name it – I’m interested. I’m free. I’m looking for acting work. At the same time, you have to find a role you’re right for, and then there’s a slew of other actresses. That’s why I will pursue more directing. It’s like, who needs a boss? I’m right here.
We were told not to turn our hobby into our job, but to turn our job into our hobby. As kids, we were told not to pursue our dreams!
I was lucky that I started very young, since I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do. But my father is very conservative, and he never considered fashion to be a real career but something I could pursue as a hobby. He wanted me to be a doctor, and at one point, I thought of becoming a plastic surgeon.
To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed.
On the matter – on the issue of life, it’s life. So I actually would pursue appointment, court appointments that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
My mother sang. But back in the day, it was looked down upon if the lady of the house wanted to sing in public. So, she couldn’t pursue her musical aspirations.
I decided to pursue music, so I dropped out of school and I told my parents I didn’t want any money from them. I got three jobs and I just hit the ground running.
Maintenance of good relations with the neighbours, friendship to all, malice to none is the policy I pursue throughout my life.
We all mouth the fact that material possessions don’t make you happy but we still pursue them.
We will naturally pursue our goals on the strength of our own resources, skills and enterprise. But, we know that we will be more successful when we do this in partnership with the world.
My goal was to always get my degree. Once I did that, I thought I could pursue any other passion because I had something to fall back on if I needed it.
Let’s start with a basic question: Do we, as a country, want our most highly qualified employees from the private sector to pursue public service? The answer, I would imagine, should be yes.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Many girls struggle between the love for the partner and the love for their parents. They want to pursue their own happiness but at the same time they want to keep their parents happy. Sometimes you can’t do both but you can keep on trying.
I am trying to pursue excellence.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
I always assumed scientists were free to ask any question, pursue any line of inquiry without fear or reprisal.
The only kind of people who pursue stop-motion as a career are people who are absolutely in love with the medium.
No matter how dark or precarious it may seem, continue to pursue your truth.
The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
I think people align themselves with my way of thinking when they’re talking to me. They try to create new avenues for me to pursue, so if you want to be a doctor and you have interest in human rights and philanthropy and social equality of medicine and disease, why don’t you think about being surgeon general?
What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they’ve won us.
Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork… we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly.
Entrepreneurs must be practical experts. They needn’t set out to be subject matter experts in what they do; they must set out to solve a problem or pursue some cause or purpose greater than themselves.
For me, the American Dream was to go racing; for others, it’s to pursue whatever their goals may be.
From the start, ProFounder was created to make sure anyone could be empowered to pursue their dreams through entrepreneurship.
There are just two things you can do to win a Nobel prize – have a good idea and pursue it effectively.
I will pursue my passion of cooking every day until my hands fall off and I lose all sense of smell and taste.
I contend that in the kind of nonfiction I write, and that other people also pursue, anything is permissible provided the reader knows what you’re taking liberties with.
William Least Heat-Moon
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
W. Clement Stone
To pursue a career in Hollywood you have to have a personality bypass. Look at the top 20 stars in the world – there’s probably only two actors among them. Hollywood’s not about you as an actor. It’s about your currency, what you ‘bring to the table’. And I’ve never been one to jump through hoops for anyone.
If we pursue organic farming as our healthy food style, we can bring down cost of treatment to a great extent.
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don’t want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.
The Trump vision, in fact, is an America unbound by a half-century of trade deals, free to pursue a nationalistic approach in which success is measured not by the quality of its alliances but the economic return on its transactions.
David E. Sanger
A lot of people I went to college with felt like they wanted to pursue theater exclusively, so I don’t think that I really was in competition with people that I went to school with.
I have nothing against interviews. I don’t pursue them. When people I work for deem it appropriate, I’m perfectly willing to serve.
Tommy Lee Jones
I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the theater the minute I graduated from college having not pursued it! So I went back to school and got a degree in music and began working in musical theater.
I still sing, but completely for my own pleasure. I play a nightclub singer in ‘Sparkle,’ but I’d like to pursue it a bit more. I sang at a friend’s 60th at Claridge’s the other month; I did ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ with the actor Hilton McRae, and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’
My husband and I had recently been in a car accident, and I came out of that experience with more clarity about my career and the energy to continue to pursue it hard, no matter what the challenges.
After high school, I was going to move out to L.A. and try to pursue my dreams of acting. My parents said, ‘That’s fine. We support you, but you have to go to school,’ which was fine because I’m a studious person anyway; I enjoy it.
I can’t say I go through life liking it and that I pursue to be hated, but I did pursue to be a good basketball player.
My mother enjoyed acting as well with my father, who used to direct her in plays at his regiment. My sister is an excellent singer. However, it was only me who decided to pursue acting as a career.
I don’t actually go out and pursue a route that will fit me best, it’s just that something comes to me and I enjoy it and want to be a part of it.
YouTube has changed my life in a huge way. I mean, I wouldn’t be able to pursue music and do what I love each day if it wasn’t for the YouTube platform and for the people who watch my videos and share them.
Everyone wants to be happy – people find happiness in different ways. While you want to pursue your career 100 percent, I think it is very hard to give 100 percent in something else. It’s important to find this balance, and priorities change throughout life.
You can really get your chops in shape in the resident theatres, and I urge anyone to investigate them and to be willing to go anywhere to pursue the great roles.
I really felt that ‘Three’s Company’ was a gift. When it ended, I had money in the bank and had the luxury to pursue a life that meant something, to learn and discover.
John and I were lucky because our mother was a strong woman with high expectations and a strong sense of values. She encouraged us to pursue things we were interested in and not think about what other people wanted us to do.
If we pursue this matter further, we shall be told that the stable object is unchanging under the impact or stress of some particular external or internal variable or, perhaps, that it resists the passage of time.
The American culture is pursue your own happiness, follow your dreams. The Chinese side is sacrifice everything for your family; it’s all about the group. Those conflicting ideas were always a battle in my head.
Jon M. Chu
Cancer is a very real thing. it takes a lot of lives every year. It’s something we can always pursue and try to find a cure, and try to raise money.
Given that Chiru also comes from a family which is closely associated with the film industry, I know I will get more support from them to pursue my acting career. I won’t stop acting. As long as we live, we will continue to act in films.
Senior year in college, a kind of confluence of events came together to have me pursue a career in acting. I was planning on being a lawyer; I double majored in history and political science. I took the LSAT and did horribly on it, and that was one thing that made me rethink a new direction.
I would like to attend college in the future when I have time. I have always been interested in architecture, so perhaps I would pursue a degree in that or business.
I think virtually everyone wants to do good and be good and be decent to each other and pursue something that is valuable to them and meaningful.
We all have goals: We want to matter. We want to be important. We want to have freedom and power to pursue our creative work. We want respect from our peers and recognition for our accomplishments. Not out of vanity or selfishness, but of an earnest desire to fulfill our personal potential.
When I was 15, my mom and I packed everything up and moved to Nashville so I could pursue my dream in music.
I’m undeniably very nerdy, but I’m trying to recognize and pursue more masculine pursuits.
I was just a kid. I had nothing to my name but I was still happy. But I was also given a chance to pursue my dreams, have an education.
It’s important to pursue the career that we want and the titles that we want to get, but there’s family time.
It took me a long time to even dare to envision myself as a writer. I was very uncertain and hesitant and afraid to pursue a creative life.
My parents, specially my mom wanted me to pursue B.Com honours during my undergrad.
When I was 13, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue television and film roles. I booked shows like ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager,’ ‘Liv and Maddie,’ and ‘Teen Wolf.’
I want to be able to leave behind an infrastructure and a road map for any of my dreamers to follow. So that they can again take care of their family, pursue what they love and live a fulfilling life. Everyone is called, but not everyone answers. I was called, and I answered.
It’s all about progression, not getting stuck and about having aspirations, which can lead you to do more and not just be satisfied. I was always that way about my dancing, and that’s how I am about whatever it is I tend to pursue.
Don’t pursue something because you ‘want to be great.’ Pursue something because it fascinates you, because the pursuit itself engages and compels you.
True confession time: I never know where a book is going. I get a gut feeling the story is there, then pursue it with the enthusiasm of a hunting tiger on a trail. If I knew where I was going, I’d get bored out of my mind and stop writing.
I remember once being told by a casting person, years ago, that I shouldn’t pursue a career in the business because of the color of my skin. The fact that I remember it today means it stuck with me. I thought that was really stupid advice and advice nobody should ever give someone.
Politicians often misuse science for political ends and to pursue their own agenda.
We are the number one economy in the world, and we ought to continue to pursue those kinds of policies that ensure that we maintain that position, like innovation and like technology and like education and like just research and development and discovery.
I did a little modeling in Minnesota, but because I was a heavier ‘model,’ I didn’t pursue it much when I lived there.
If we are all endowed by our creator with the right to pursue happiness, that has to apply to the poorest neighborhoods in the poorest counties, and I am prepared to find something that works, that breaks us out of the cycles we have now to find a way for poor children to work and earn honest money.
When you pursue great flavor, you also pursue great ecology.
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.
One doesn’t have to pursue unhappiness. It comes to you. You come into the world screaming. You cry when you’re born because your lungs expand. You breathe. I think that’s really kind of significant. You come into the world crying, and it’s a sign that you’re alive.
If I were dying, my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
One of my objectives when I started Biocon was to make sure that I create a company for women scientists to pursue a vocation.
CIA will continue to pursue every lead; analyze the information we collect with critical, objective eyes; and brief reliable intelligence to protect U.S. forces deployed around the world.
The North Koreans have gained, or bought, a lot of time through the six-party-talks framework to pursue their own agenda.
My greatest day is yet to come. Of all the things that I’ve accomplished, my greatest day is yet to come. But it will never come if I don’t pursue it.
It was a major turning point in my career when Anup Jalota invited me to accompany him on his various world tours. I was in two minds whether to pursue a music career in Mumbai or to stay back in Calcutta. Being the only son, it was a tough decision.
If we don’t continue to pursue alternative, emissions-free energy sources like nuclear fuel, we are at risk of increasing our dependence on costly natural gas.
My mum put herself in £50,000 of debt to service my sporting career. She did everything for me to pursue my dream.
I think I was about 18 before I decided I wanted to pursue acting. I went to drama school in Western Australia when I was 19.
It has to be ‘The Piano’ by Jane Campion. It inspired me to pursue my dream to direct. It is not just my favorite woman-directed film – it is my favorite film.
Most kids are very seriously interested in something – friends, math, shopping, sports. For me it happened to be music and the violin. I had the chance to pursue it without having it get in the way of my life.
I don’t want the child in me to die. Fortunately, I’m lucky enough that my profession allows me to pursue my boyhood fantasies even as an adult.
I have a lot of different passions. Food has been a constant through my whole life; it’s something I’ve always had a very intrinsic passion toward and for, and I continue to learn about it, and I’m not going to let any type of negative comments dissuade me from wanting to pursue that, because I love it.
I had to decide whether I should try to play pro football after high school or try to pursue my powerlifting career.
I’ve noticed that women who pursue recognition rather than attention have a different relationship with aging. They’re not dropping tens of thousands of dollars on plastic surgery. When they have to choose between looking older – or looking odd – they’ll go with older.
I have only one hobby and that is acting. It’s my passion, my hobby, so I don’t need a break to pursue my hobby.
Africa has lost its dream, and when people don’t have a dream and don’t pursue it, they flounder. People are shocked that I would move to Africa. But I say the place of greatest need is the place of greatest opportunity.
My parents wanted me to protect myself and have something to fall back on. I even remember reading a quote from Razor Ramon in WWF magazine where he talked about the importance of getting an education if you wanted to pursue a career in pro wrestling.
Here in Indiana and in many states throughout the union, we rely on coal to power our homes and provide good-paying middle class jobs – like the one my family relied on when I was a kid. The coal mine helped put food on our table and helped me pursue an education and realize the American Dream.
If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue. What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government?
When you meet someone who really sees you, it gives you the emotional freedom to pursue your dreams.
The policies we pursue to ensure safety and fairness for our citizens need to be applied equally – and people need to feel they are being applied equally – if we are to bring Americans together again.
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
Telling stories has been a compulsion of mine since I could physically say, ‘Once upon a time…’ But in high school, I realized I could study creative writing in college and actually pursue it as a viable career.
Our best hope in meeting the many challenges that Brexit brings for us is being willing to be open-minded about the options we may choose to pursue.
I rarely had the opportunity to work as a full time model or to pursue a professional career in modelling, because school was always my priority.
The truth is Floridians and Montanans have more in common than you might think. Both are fed up with partisan gridlock in D.C., and look to their state leaders to find common ground, pursue compromise, and move forward solutions that improve the health of their economy, their communities and their residents.
When millions of dollars and thousands of humanitarian workers poured into Indonesia, we quickly faced the challenge of coordinating our own bureaucracy with the multitudes of approaches and priorities the donor community wanted to pursue.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
It’s about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That’s partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they’ve done before.
L.A. can be a tough city, very lonely. A lot of people move here to pursue a dream, and that’s understandable. But sometimes it’s hard to find genuine friends.
I prefer hanging out with my small group of friends, maybe head to the beach once in three months, pursue my hobbies, and just be happy with the small joys of life.
Passing comprehensive immigration reform and making DACA and DAPA permanent will free people from living in the shadows of fear from deportation to be able to pursue higher education, buy homes, start businesses, and expand our economy and strengthen the communities of the 10th district and our nation.
I’m lucky that my family is musical. Music was encouraged. So when I saw Carlos Santana play and decided to really pursue the electric guitar in earnest, it was OK. My parents knew I was going to go for it.
The time I spent in New York when I was 17 gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams with my whole heart.
Leslie Odom, Jr.
At the basis of a country’s immigration policy is the recognition that a country has the right to pursue its interests first, and whenever it wishes to be altruistic and humane, this is instantiated without ever risking the danger of its citizens and/or its cultural values.
The time has come for me to pursue other interests outside of Yahoo.
If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage.
The Saylor Foundation is meant to be a gadfly to encourage Google, Apple, MIT, Harvard, the United States government, and the Chinese government to aggressively pursue digital education.
Michael J. Saylor
Upon graduation, I hit a wall. All of my good friends from UCLA were taking on jobs they were passionate about, and I felt left behind. It took a bit of soul searching, but in the end, I finally had the guts to pursue acting.
I recommend anyone who wants to pursue comedy to go to The Groundlings.
If you’re an investor who wants a little bit more from the capital-appreciation side of things, but still likes this concept of getting ‘paid by the company,’ then we would tell that investor to pursue shareholder yield.
What we’ve done now sits with those films that inspired me as a kid, and I hope there is a kid like myself today who is watching ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ and he or she is inspired the way I was inspired when I was 5 years old, and now they’ll pursue this crazy dream.
I mean, when you get down to very low numbers of nuclear weapons, and you contemplate going to zero, how do you deal with the reality of that technology being available to almost any country that seeks to pursue it? And what conditions do you put in place?
Robert M. Gates
I kind of always wanted to act, but to get a grant I would have needed two A-levels, and I was too far away from even O levels. I didn’t know you could get a scholarship, so I determined early not to pursue that.
The broad goal, laid out by Congress, the Obama administration, and the U.N. Security Council, was that Iran would suspend all enrichment-related activities and not be permitted a path to ever pursue a nuclear weapons program.
The most passionate fans are from India, and I hope that I can motivate more Indians to pursue wrestling – or any athletics, for that matter – and become champions.
I wanted to pursue my passion for cricket, but after school, I got into an engineering college.
Whatever the reason, we are not doing a good enough job getting to women early enough in their careers, supporting them, and enabling them to pursue careers in directing.
Pursue your dreams but have a backup plan.
I have seen women who are very interested in tech finish their graduate or undergraduate degrees, but then choose not to pursue a career in tech because they’re not sure they want to spend the next 20-30 years in an industry that’s very male dominated.
I always say that polo, for you to pursue a career, mainly any sport, you have to be born in the right place. If you’re born in Hawaii, you surf. If you’re born in Austria, you probably will ski. If you’re born in Argentina, you most likely ride horses and have a chance to play polo.
Everyone needs a certain amount of money. Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it. We don’t necessarily know how to obtain happiness.
If you allowed PayPal to pursue its destiny, there are moves it could make to become the largest financial company in the world.
David O. Sacks
I wanted to master the art of cooking. Maybe, when I slow down and do one or two films a year, I will learn how to cook and pursue it as my hobby.
We will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice’s life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.
Poetry is not Irish or any other nationality; and when writers such as Messrs. Clarke, Farren and the late F. R. Higgins pursue Irishness as a poetic end, they are merely exploiting incidental local colour.
Houston is where I grew up and luckily I didn’t have to go far to pursue my dream of becoming an astronaut.
We have to make sure we tread the right path, pursue the right policies – and not make any mistakes.
Intrinsic motivation is one of learning’s most precious resources. It bolsters us to stick out the tough moments of a challenge and pursue what we love to do.
At the suggestion of Professor Itaru Watanabe, and with his help, I left Japan at the age of twenty-three to pursue graduate study at the University of California at San Diego.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
In high school, I started training, singing with choirs, and getting voice lessons and doing a lot of creative writing and decided that that’s really what I wanted to pursue as a career, and that’s what I was going to study.
I chose to pursue a career in physics because there the truth isn’t so easily bent.
After my freshmen year of college, I really wanted to pursue wrestling.
I listen to so much music every day, so that’s such a big part of my life. To be able to pursue that and put out my own stuff is definitely a goal. I don’t want to put something out that I’m not proud of because I think it’s so easy to say, ‘I’m an actress/musician.’
It’s very difficult to convince other countries that they shouldn’t pursue nuclear weapons programs if we ourselves are actively developing a component of a strategic defense system.
One of the reasons I didn’t ever pursue a career – in the music world if you’re black or mixed, you need to be able to belt a song or else you’re not a singer, you know?
The California Science Center is a cornerstone in California’s push to educate and encourage students to reach their full potential and to pursue careers in science and engineering.
After Joe passed away in the war, it seemed only natural that Jack and Bobby and then Teddy might pursue office as well. Public service was part of our DNA from our earliest years.
Jean Kennedy Smith
I started attending community college when I was 14 or 15, just doing general education stuff like history and mathematics. Then I went on to California State University Long Beach to pursue a degree in journalism. And then I ended up dropping out to found Oculus.
I grew up a competitive swimmer. I wanted to go the Olympics. Both my parents were professional swimmers. I competed internationally quite often, right up until I moved to California to pursue music.
In all the years with IBM Research, I have especially appreciated the freedom to pursue the activities I found interesting and greatly enjoyed the stimulus, collegial cooperation, frankness, and intellectual generosity of two scientific communities, namely in superconductivity and critical phenomena.
I aspire to be a role model for women to pursue their dreams no matter what odds are stacked against them.
As an instructor at Alexandria University, I did research that was published in international journals. Although I left to pursue a doctorate in the United States, it was not for want of a good life.
That’s one of the things I love about entrepreneurship is that if you see something that you don’t like – and if you think you have a better idea – you can pursue your model.
I need more personal time and, given my extensive work in health care, I want to pursue that interest further.
I needed to really pursue music and learn what I needed to learn on my own by getting in and doing it, not by reading a book about it.
When I first thought about leaving the traditional route of a 9-to-5 career to pursue full-time YouTube, it was terrifying – not many people were doing it. The thought was I have to have money saved up, because this very likely might fail. From the start, I had to give it my all for it to work.
I had an acting career for a little while back in the ’90s. I had gotten into that because I was interested in acting, but I was not really as centered as I needed to be to fully pursue that career, and I was doing some films I thought were not of the best quality.
The tea party wants to empower people with opportunity and the freedom for the individual to pursue success and keep the fruits of their success.
I’ve always had that gratitude that I had the opportunity to pursue my potential. So I think my story says that, when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver. We can make the world a better place, one butt at a time.
Color always vexed me because I would fight with the media I was using. I love coloring in Photoshop, and it’s freed me to pursue ideas and techniques I wouldn’t have otherwise attempted. Since I get to take an assignment from concept to final execution, I have more freedom in my idea-making processes.
I formed a sketch troupe with two friends, started doing gigs, and dropped out of school shortly after to pursue it full time! Now it sort of has to work out because I have zero other qualifications.
By inspiring children to pursue interests in STEM early on, we are instilling in them the curiosity needed to show them that these fields are as equally accessible to them as anyone else.
People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
I’d always enjoyed acting, but modeling was so time-consuming – and lucrative – that I didn’t pursue it.
I know nothing worth the living for but usefulness and the service of my fellow-creatures. The only object I pursue is to increase, as far as lies in my power, the quantity of their knowledge and goodness and happiness.
We must abandon the unworkable notion that it is morally reprehensible for some countries to pursue weapons of mass destruction, yet morally acceptable for others to rely on them for security – and indeed to continue to refine their capacities and postulate plans for their use.
In a society that glorifies the pioneers, it’s easy to think that an endeavor is only worth pursuing if you can be the first to pursue it.
It would be fantastic to spend your whole life trying to pursue something and then finally, at the last moment, you achieve it. You know, instead of getting it in the middle of the pursuit and spending the second half giving it meaning.
Back in 2000, I had come to a crossroads in my life, unsure about what career path I should pursue. Shepherd, bouncer, philosopher king, ventriloquist or perhaps man on the flying trapeze. Fortunately, I was guided back onto the path of the magical world of music.
Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn’t, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
Honore de Balzac
You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I’m innocent. You’ve got to believe I’m innocent. If you don’t, take my job.
Richard M. Nixon
If my children want to pursue their dreams, I will always support them.
You have to know your identity. It’s the biggest thing in wanting to pursue creative dreams.