We have collected the best Set Quotes by famous authors including Gioachino Rossini, Summer Glau, Li Na, Thomas Huxley, Priyanka Chopra and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Give me a laundry-list and I’ll set it to music.
I’m definitely one of those actresses who comes to a set knowing how I want to do a scene, and I definitely love input from my directors and my writers. I know that there’s some actors who like to be left alone, they like to be very independent, but I actually really enjoy the teamwork.
Tennis is best of three sets, so even if I lose the first set, I still have a chance.
I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious… and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
I’ve been doing a lot of work on female rights, especially adolescent rights. I’ve been to a lot of schools where the UNICEF had set up villages in India, and it’s an eye-opening experience.
I think trust is the most important thing. If the actors and the director and the crew trust each other and you set up perimeters and boundaries, you give everyone space to do great work.
Education is possibility set in motion.
If it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all.
Every season is a new challenge to me, and I always set out to improve in terms of games, goals, assists.
You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
It has been a fairy tale for an outsider, bouncing from one film set to another, choosing my films as assertively as those films chose me. And through this journey I have not once faced the dreaded syndrome of the ‘casting couch.’
The electoral calendar is set in stone, by law.
George T. Conway III
Take the situation of a scientist solving a problem, where he has certain data, which call for certain responses. Some of this set of data call for his applying such and such a law, while others call for another law.
George Herbert Mead
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
B. R. Ambedkar
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
Be careful what you set your heart upon – for it will surely be yours.
Do not allow setbacks to set you back.
I set a goal for myself everyday when I write – 10 pages a day – and it’s much harder because I’m too dumb to turn off my Twitter and everything so it’s always on and it’s a real distraction. It’s a major distraction.
R. L. Stine
When you are giving people the gospel, you are giving them something to believe, and you have to set the stage for that. You don’t just drive up and dump the truck and drive off.
Charles R. Swindoll
In this world, you can choose to be positive, or you can choose to be negative. You can choose to see things through a set of eyes that sees good, or you can choose to see things in life that aren’t so good.
There’s so much emphasis on Daniel Day-Lewis and his process, which is appropriately his own. But I was just blown away by his generosity as an actor. He’s so giving as an actor that he just naturally commands the focus on set.
The will to set values and the power to make them law are jointly at the bottom of all operative norms. When linked to divine wisdom, this source of moral law is still in safe hands which man can trust.
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
In service industries, we can be so people-pleaser-y that you don’t know how to set your own boundaries.
Jonathan Van Ness
Technology is causing a set of seemingly disconnected things – shortening of attention spans, polarization, outrage-ification of culture, mass narcissism, election engineering, addiction to technology.
Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.
Paul J. Meyer
If you don’t set the tone for the day, the devil will set it for you.
Honestly, being a 5’11” quarterback, not too many people think that you can play in the National Football League. And so for me, you know, I knew that my height doesn’t define my skill set, you know? I believed in my talent. I believed in what God gave me. I believed in the knowledge that I have of the game.
As a DJ, I’m really focused on the crowd. I never play the same set. I always look at the crowd, try to read what they want, and always look at the signs, point at people.
I’ve really loved steampunk for a long time, ever since ‘Wild Wild West,’ and it’s always been a genre and an era that’s fascinated me. But so often it’s set in England, and that doesn’t really resonate with me, or maybe it just seems a little overdone.
M. K. Hobson
Everything I’ve set out to do, I’ve achieved, and all the praise goes to God.
When I set myself a target, I aim to reach it.
So, yeah, I can say I always set my expectations so high that I had a lot to live up to.
If the house is to be set in order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past.
John Hope Franklin
Competition is like a treadmill. If you stand still, you get swept off. But when you run, you can never really get ahead of the treadmill and cover new terrain – so you never run faster than the speed that is set.
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
Don’t let the Monday morning quarterbacks stop you from being bold. You’ve got to set a high bar.
It felt like a very, very weird thing to go on the set on September 13th. I would never want to glorify that.
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Steve Jobs didn’t really set the direction of my Apple I and Apple II designs but he did the more important part of turning them into a product that would change the world. I don’t deny that.
When you do a play, you have all this time to rehearse and grow into the character. In television, even though you’re waiting and waiting and waiting, once you’re actually on set engaging in the scene with another actor, time is of the essence.
Aja Naomi King
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you’re dead.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
John F. Kennedy
The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way.
I feel that I’ve got the opportunity to set a great role model for girls to look up to a strong, active, compassionate, loving, positive woman, and I think it’s so important.
Floyd has showed me that he’s set up with real estate, businesses, and investments.
I did a lot of my school on set. Some years I went to a private school for a couple of hours, and then I’d always finish up with a tutor. I couldn’t do full days, but I tried to maintain my friendships and some normalcy while doing a show.
Candace Cameron Bure
For a beginner, find a trainer that you trust and set some goals.
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.
I do not set myself up as an advocate of the woman’s right doctrine, but would rather appear in the character of a quiet lady expressing her sentiments, not so much to the public as to her immediate friends.
Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
Ludwig van Beethoven
If sleep does not provide a remarkable set of benefits, then it’s the biggest mistake the evolutionary process has ever made.
On set is where I feel comfortable. The red carpet stuff, talking about the film, explaining your own life, it doesn’t come naturally. It’s all necessary stuff I suppose but it’s not my strength.
That professionalism comes from what I’ve watched people do on the set. I’m just trying to be as respectful to the environment, as they have been. I think I still act like a kid. I just try to be as professional as I can.
Haley Joel Osment
Surely man was not created to be an idle fellow; he was not set in this universal orchard to stand still as a tree.
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
I’m competitive with myself, but not with other people. I set goals for myself. I don’t really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best.
If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Kool Whip on the side, you might be a redneck.
Let Jammu and Kashmir lead the way in the building of a new future for India. Let it set an example to the rest of India and the world by showing how the entire region can be transformed into a zone of peace, stability and prosperity.
The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life.
John W. Gardner
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
These people you grew up with, they’re important to you in your life. They’ve been there for you. They’re your friends. They’ve seen you make it. They really are happy for you. But they see you with this new life, with a new set of friends, and it can be hard to balance that.
With ‘Nobody Knows,’ I consciously set out to make a fiction film, which is a different approach from ‘Distance,’ but I still applied a lot of the things I learned from making ‘Distance’: for example, how to use the camera in relation to the children and how to create the right atmosphere on set.
Sinn Fein is the only political party on this island working to end that fracture in their nation and to achieving the Republic set out in the proclamation.
It was a lot of fun doing ‘Felicity.’ She had just won the Golden Globe, and she was huge at the time, but she was like the nicest girl ever. As a guest star on a show, you get on the set and you feel out of place, but she was so nice to me and really cool.
I have a phone obsession. It’s really hard on set sometimes because I’ll be checking Instagram, and then I have to remember, ‘Oh, crap, I have to shoot a scene or rehearse.’ Every now and then, I have to turn it off and live my life.
The Lord showed me, so that I did see clearly, that he did not dwell in these temples which men had commanded and set up, but in people’s hearts… his people were his temple, and he dwelt in them.
During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations.
George William Norris
To a generation beaten down by skyrocketing unemployment, plunging retirement savings, and mounting home foreclosures, ‘Mad Men’ offers the schadenfreude-filled message that their predecessors were equally unhappy – and that the bleakness meter in American life has always been set on high.
I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think a computer should be laid out like a typewriter with a video screen.
The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host.
My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.
Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students.
There’s no better place in the world for technology start-ups than Silicon Valley; there’s such an incredible well of talent and capital and resources. The whole system is set up to foster the creation of new companies.
I tend to stay in character between scenes… to be rather serious on set, but here’s why, and I think people will find it surprising. I’m one of the worst ‘corpses’ on a movie set, which means you can’t keep a straight face. You start to get the giggles and you can’t stop.
I was sure I’d set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth – that I hadn’t set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if ‘The Big Trail’ had been a success and launched me as a star.
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Arnold H. Glasow
I realized on my first day on set of ‘Miss Potter’ that there wasn’t going to be anything else that could make me as happy or feel as fulfilled as acting does.
What is a struggle is that acting isn’t a place where you go to work and you do that thing. There aren’t set boundaries, like an office, where you go and work. For me, the work is always on my mind.
We just feel like history repeats itself. You ain’t never going to see nothing brand new; you’re only going to see when records are broken. And we’re here to just set records and set trends and follow the footsteps that have been shown to us.
It was tough coaching Australia. They were so set in their ways because they have been the right ways – but the culture needed changing because the discipline was shoddy.
Your goal should be to pay off your credit card bills in full at the end of each month and set aside money toward your emergency savings.
As long as we set up equality, we’ll go in the right direction.
All this focus on my private life is the most unappealing aspect of being an actor. I don’t like it, but it goes with the territory, and I have to put up with it. I certainly don’t set out to attract attention.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, psychoanalysis swept through the intellectual community, and it was the dominant mode of thinking about the mind. People felt that this was a completely new set of insights into human motivation, and that its therapeutic potential was significant.
They were fun days, and we set the town on fire with every movie we did.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Every day after school for 10 years, I was on the set of ‘Married… with Children,’ which is a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up.
We’re about to shoot an episode on Air Force One, for instance, and we’re going to take liberties, small liberties, with Air Force One, as we take small liberties with our White House set.
The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute accepts people of any race. We don’t discriminate against anyone. We teach people to reach their highest potential. I set examples by the way I lead my life.
Bro Court’ is set in an engineering college hostel. It is a court where all the grievances of hostel inmates, brothers from other mothers, are addressed and justice is assured.
One day, my twin sister Sidra and I pranked Tyler Perry on the set of ‘For Better or Worse.’ I made her dress up as me and do a scene as if she were my character Angela. Tyler says, ‘Action!’ and my sister starts acting. It was horrible.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
Pearl S. Buck
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
I feel we have achieved the goals that we set out to achieve.
Find your passion, set a goal, go to work, evaluate, reassess, and repeat.
One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
I’ll say initially acting was my first love, and that’s what I pursued. But then, so far as even my first day on a film set, and just watching how things were set up, I just said, ‘I think I want to be in charge.’ I am very much type-A. I am a bit of a control freak.
I do have a stunt double because there are certain things that they won’t let me do. Like they won’t set fire to me. They won’t like let me jump off a 20 story building. There are certain big stunts that it’s just impossible to get insurance to let me do, but for the most part I’d say I do probably 75% of my stuff.
Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda… my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them.
I always tell people that this is a really simple deal: Work hard. If you work hard, follow what’s required and set your priorities right, then you can really perform without taking shortcuts. If you’re taking shortcuts, you can’t be free.
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
You need to set near-term milestones. Put the assumptions down on paper, and make it to your vision or ultimate product. Your team has to understand where they’re going. Your partners need to understand where they’re going.
If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
With ‘Louis Wain,’ it’s a very eccentric film and we had an incredible time. I never thought that me, Sharon Rooney, Andrea Riseborough and Aimee Lou Wood would get to be in the same family. None of us are cat people though, which when you have 20 cats on set is hilarious.
I use the setting of a small rural Norwegian community – the kind of place that I know so intimately. I could never write a novel set in a big city, because, frankly, I don’t know what it would be like.
I am drawn to leaders who set out to make positive changes in their communities.
If I could do anything over, I’d have spent more time with my first set of children. I would have taken more quality time with them, for sure.
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase.
Charles Caleb Colton
My experiment in money exchange was the temptation to set up a bank. The absence of any Islamic banking was also another factor in establishing Al-Rajhi Bank, which is now the world’s biggest Islamic lender by market value.
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
I think the most fun part about working on ‘Good Luck Charlie’ is spending time with everyone, honestly, because everybody on set is like my brother and sister and mom and dad. They’re so fun to be around, so that’s probably the best part about working there.
Bradley Steven Perry
Superstore’ is the most amazing work environment ever. Every single person on set is someone you’d call a friend. We have the best crew, as well, and we all hang out even when we’re not working. We push each other to be better, and we bring it out of one another. I have learned and grown so much.
We must always set the bar high, otherwise we do not progress.
Love is a friendship set to music.
Unlike office workers who improve their profession with repeated daily practice, entertainers don’t have any work manual or daily workload. But, I personally set my daily workload, trying hard to invest a set amount of time to improve myself, like other professionals.
I always believe that people can learn a broader skill set. You need good technology and solving a big problem. I always think that, at it’s core, it’s solving a problem; you’re not building technology for the sake of technology.
I’ve never set out consciously to write American music. I don’t know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references.
I mean when you come into the set at 7:30 in the morning and you come out of make-up and the first thing you know, the ladies start coming into our dressing rooms at 7:45.
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
I have been instrumental in banning bottled water on the set. It hasn’t gone that well with the crew… so I replaced it with tequila.
A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire.
Viktor E. Frankl
On a film set, where there is so much chaos, I find inner peace.
The story of ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ flowed into me a set piece. The entire book was just there, as if I were connected to a streaming service, a novel wholly formed of character and plot. This has never happened to me before or since. I prayed for help and I got it. A gift.
W. Bruce Cameron
The thing that makes writing so difficult is you don’t have the element of serendipity. At least with a photograph, you can set up the camera, and something might happen. You might be a lousy photographer, but you can get a good picture if you just take enough of them.
That which I have set out in Latin is not my words but the words of God and of apostles and prophets, who of course have never lied. He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken.
I look back at Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, and especially Betty Carter, whom I admire the most, and I say, OK, they set a standard of excellence. I listen to them not for what they are doing, but to study where they are coming from because, for me, jazz is life experience.
I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.
In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.
Having blown up my own long-term marriage via an extramarital affair, followed by a traumatic divorce, I tend to think of love as less a gently glowing hearth than a set of flaming train tracks you strap yourself onto.
Sandra Tsing Loh
I saw Kuwait many times before the war. I remember it as a beautiful place, full of very nice people, and it’s a tragedy to see that somebody could set out to deliberately destroy a country the way the Iraqis have.
We should always be learning. However, we must be careful not to set aside our faith in the process, because faith actually enhances our ability to learn.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
The harder you try, the better the impression you set on the people around you.
I’ve met very lonely people who have 10,000 friends on Facebook. And it’s just not real. We’ve set up this artificial society in cyberspace. And that’s supposed to be a community, like a real community. It’s supposed to be where people go to get solace or friendship or have fun.
When you set goals and you reach those goals in mid-August and early September, there’s nothing to look forward to. You sort of lose your drive.
Losing my parents really set me adrift in more ways than one. It’s not just losing them. It’s losing the possibility of family.
Once I get my mind set on something, I want to see it succeed at the highest level.
Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work – or worry.
We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.
I have become a fatalist in life, so I don’t try to set goals.
First of all, I never set out to be a whistleblower. Secondly, I never expected that my story would be interesting to anybody. Third of all, you know, I was actually terrified of being named, of being identified.
I only listen to my own music when I’m playing an hour-and-half set each night. I don’t put it on recreationally.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
It’s our responsibility as young men to set a new precedent for the next generation.
Return to your friends and tell them that we came here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, and determined to avenge our own wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.
Really, I have to laugh because there was a whole set of stories that made me sound like the Dragon Lady, you know, ‘tough this and tough that.’ Then there is this business about ‘gooey.’ The bottom line is I am a pragmatic idealist.
If you don’t have a lens that’s been trained to look at how various forms of discrimination come together, you’re unlikely to develop a set of policies that will be as inclusive as they need to be.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
I hate the whole race. There is no believing a word they say, your professional poets, I mean there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
Duke of Wellington
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
J. K. Rowling
Circumstances dictate your set of values, your set of morals.
There’s a lot of goals I’ve set in the WWE that I want to accomplish. I’m always setting goals for myself, and someday I want to be in the Hall of Fame.
I set very high standards, normally for myself. For other people, I try to lower my standards.
If you’re playing a character who says whatever he wants, I felt free to say whatever I wanted on set.
It took five days to drive to Los Angeles by myself. I listened to Abbey Road for six hours at a time and watched the desert open up before me again and again. I saw the sun set and rise at the Grand Canyon, and I sang out over the cliffs, picked up tumble weeds along the way and threw them in the back of my car.
Our goal is to set the gold standard when it comes to compliance.
When you’re surrounded by people who share the same set of assumptions as you, you start to think that’s reality.
As climate change moves from a model of the future to the reality of the present, health care systems across the country are facing a difficult set of questions. What are doctors supposed to do when wildfires, rising floodwater or other natural disasters threaten their ability to provide care for patients?
As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight.
The notion that before you even set out to go to Thailand, you say, ‘I’m not interested,’ or you’re unwilling to try things that people take so personally and are so proud of and so generous with, I don’t understand that, and I think it’s rude. You’re at Grandma’s house, you eat what Grandma serves you.
There is something only a CEO uniquely can do, which is set that tone, which can then capture the soul of the collective.
Swimming gave me my start, but my pal Tarzan did the real work. He set me up nicely.
I actually went to NYU for six months, had some family issues that kind of set me back, and I couldn’t afford to go anymore. That was the theme going on in my whole life, you know: money stopping me from whatever I wanted to do.
People say sometimes that I’m distracted. I’m not distracted. I’m being smart. I’m capitalizing while the iron is hot. That’s why I’m trying to do movies. I do the podcast. I do a radio show. I work on FOX. I have a gym; I have a lot of things going on. That’s because when I’m done, I want to be set up.
F1 teams need a driver who will consistently set lap times that are 100 percent on the edge.
Movement has been one of the few constants in my life, and I always feel a great sense of optimism when I set off to a new place.
I wanted to set the standard, do the best job possible so that other people would be comfortable with African-Americans flying in space and African-Americans would be proud of being participants in the space program.
Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences – some good, some bad and some unintended. It is the new reality.
John B. Larson
I try not to set myself up as different or as a celebrity or special. I have a husband that can get on my nerves. I have kids that test my patience. I’ve got a cat I can’t keep off the sofa. It’s real. On a bad day, I’m reading ‘Acts of Faith.’
My wildest dreams and the goals that I set for myself, I never imagined the success that I’ve been blessed with, and believe me, I feel blessed.
Any teammate of mine that had a kid and a boy that was capable of playing baseball, I think I set a terrific example of ‘Don’t do this’ and ‘Don’t do that.’ And that’s one of the things that I’m most proud of.
If we’re talking about guys who set the tone, you’ve got to go way back. But if we’re talking about guys who made it possible for guys like A.J. Styles, Shawn Michaels kind of opened that door, along with Daniel Bryan.
I’ve got a quick mouth, and I set my boundaries. Nothing ever happened that I couldn’t handle. Once when a guy came on stage making rude gestures, I hit him over the head with my guitar.
Any one who chooses will set up for a literary critic, though he cannot tell us where he went to school, or how much time was spent in his education, and knows nothing about letters at all.
Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.
When Clark Gable kissed me, they had to carry me off the set.
To take on the jobs of tomorrow, students must become more than good test takers. They need to become makers who design, sketch, build, and prototype. And their classrooms will need more than a chalkboard and a set of textbooks.
God’s given me so much talent, and my height doesn’t define my skill set. I believe that God has given me a right arm, and for some reason, even though I’m 5’11”, to be able to make the throws and make great decisions on the field and all that.
I believe in the saying, ‘If you aim at nothing, you’re going to hit nothing.’ So if you don’t set goals, then you have nowhere to go.
The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.
I travel without barely any luggage. Just a second set of underwear and binoculars and a map and a toothbrush.
Ueli Steck, I’m absolutely certain, had a very strong inner drive to keep pushing. He set very high standards for himself.
Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever.
A good set of lashes can fix anything… even a mugshot.
I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy. A lot of what I learned growing up in terms of artistry is very clean, very tidy, very organized.
The key to forming good habits is to make them part of your ‘rituals.’ I have a morning ritual, afternoon ritual, and Sunday ritual. It’s one way to bundle good habits into regular times that you set aside to prepare yourself for the life you want. Rituals help you form habits.
Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it’s integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.
I don’t have a set of tenets, but I live an ethical life. I practice a humility that presupposes there’s a power greater than myself. And I always believe, don’t inflict harm where it’s not necessary.
Michael J. Fox
I accomplished what I set out to do. I wanted the whole cookie, and I got it. Now I want to spend more time with my children – make sure they don’t go through what I did.
Scientists – the crowd that for dash and style make the general public look like the Bloomsbury set.
When the Haiti earthquake happened, I registered with UNICEF to set up an account, and posted to Twitter for people to donate to it. In a matter of a couple of hours, $30,000 had been donated. That, to me, was eye-opening.
Several paranoid suspicions occurred to me, the worst of which was that my whole identity was merely a patched-together set of behaviors designed to keep my parents joined to each other – the repertoire of tricks of a small but intelligent dog.
We want to free our citizens from the burden of excessive paper documents in every office. We want paperless transactions. We will set up a digital locker for every citizen to store personal documents that can be shared across departments.
Is it in the best interest of baseball to sell beer in the ninth inning? Probably not. The rule has got to be more clearly defined. And then some process should be set up where the judge is not also the appeals judge.
Lost – yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.
I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.
I think that every artistic venture is a risk, and it has to be that way, so you do as much preparation as you can and make that as thorough as you can possibly make it, until you turn up on set. It’s about taking risks, and some might work and some might not, but that’s what makes it interesting.
If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.
The reason why I wanted to direct is because there are personal stories that I want to tell, but also because I love every part of movie making – from the wardrobe to the set decoration to cinematography.
To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn’t have really motivated us. So we are bringing the new material into the set and it goes down really well.
A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes
You don’t have to know how to build an automobile or a television set or a laptop to know how to use it.
I can go to the BBC and say, ‘OK, my next drama is for women, and it is diverse women.’ I take that to America, however, and I have another set of conversations.
My very first gig was with the Sex Pistols, and it was also our first-ever gig. It was a very short set, and it was at Saint Martins College of Art in 1975. We were opening up for a band called Bazooka Joe, and their bass player at the time was Adam Ant, who went on to form Adam and the Ants.
As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest challenges you will face will be building your brand. The ultimate goal is to set your company and your brand apart from the crowd. If you form a strategy without doing the research, your brand will barely float – and at the speed industries move at today, brands sink fast.
Being on a film set, you are always around such fantastic people. And I feel like I’ve been lucky. I feel like I’ve worked with the best of the best.
If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?
I once made love for an hour and fifteen minutes, but it was the night the clocks are set ahead.
I like hanging around the set and learning how people do things, how the set runs.
D. B. Sweeney
I always had really good teachers, that were always about more than what was in the books. Those little advice and tips can set you down the right path in your life.
So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato, which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown. I did this in the hope of discovering, through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function.
I still sing every day – in the shower or on the set all day. I’m sure everyone will tell you that I never shut up. But it’s not in the capacity that I would like to.
Good intentions aren’t enough. People have good intentions when they set a goal to do something, but then they miss a deadline or other milestone.
The Boomers have modeled a set of bad habits, and one grand gesture is not going to unwind all those bad habits.
Everybody has a temper, but mine was set on a hair trigger.
When you hear people demanding that the Ten Commandments be displayed in courtrooms and schoolrooms, always be sure to ask which set. It works every time.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
The message of Jesus is summed up partly in the Sermon on the Mount, and partly when he begins his ministry and quotes the passage from Isaiah: ‘I have come to set free the prisoners and restore sight to the blind.’ And certainly, his mission is also to bring hope. It was to heal people, to befriend the outcast.
My biggest high is just to be in front of the camera and be on a film set.
Necessity is the most powerful divinity the world knows, and necessity is the resultant of physical forces set in operation by ethical forces.
Never think you can’t do something. I definitely never thought I could write a book, and even after I started writing it, I was like, ‘Oh my God, how am I gonna write a book?’ Just set your sights high and reach for the stars. Go live your dreams, and never think you can’t.
We have very pretty Dutch gardens, so called, in America, but their chief claim to being Dutch is that they are set with bulbs, and have Delft or other earthen pots or boxes for formal plants or shrubs.
Alice Morse Earle
I really wasn’t equipped to be a writer when I left Oxford. But then I set out to learn. I’ve always had the highest regard for the craft. I’ve always felt it was work.
V. S. Naipaul
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
It isn’t generally the case that liberals dominate entire hierarchies. That isn’t generally how it works, because the hierarchies are usually set up so that conservatives fill up the hierarchies; it’s in the nature of hierarchy.
Swing voters are more appropriately known as the ‘idiot voters’ because they have no set of philosophical principles. By the age of fourteen, you’re either a Conservative or a Liberal if you have an IQ above a toaster.
A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be, according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness.
William Graham Sumner
Set high standards and few limitations for yourself.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
The next film I’m making is a horror film, and I’m making it with A24. It’s a dark break-up movie that becomes a horror film, set in Sweden. That’s all I can really say now. It’s called ‘Midsommar.’ Everybody’s been spelling it wrong. It’s ‘midsummer’ in Swedish.
Man is unique in creation because he has a sense of justice and truth. We spend billions of dollars each year to set up court systems to see that justice is done, and we build prisons for those who transgress the laws we enact.
Comedy is a reflection. We create nothing. We set no styles, no standards. We’re reflections. It’s a distorted mirror in the fun house. We watch society. As society behaves, then we have the ability to make fun of it.
The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page. And to be alone… means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them.
When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I grew up poor with a very distinctive working-class accent. In England in the 1980s and 1990s this would have impeded my professional advancement. This background has never set me back in America.
In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.
Sandra Day O’Connor
You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.
You can’t climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don’t fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that’s reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
In film, I find it very useful always to do some preparation before you start rehearsals or start shooting, because there’s so much that’s against you on a film set.
Plan backwards as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive.
I really took filmmaking very seriously… It was an honor and then a crutch also, because at a young age, I was like, I guess I’m a serious filmmaker. I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies.
In an emergency, you rarely get one consistent piece of advice. You usually have two or three people with two or three different ideas. So you want to have your own set of thoughts.
We are stronger as a group than an individual. Think in a cooperative and communal way, set up local food hubs and create growing communities.
Arthur Potts Dawson
Every economic opinion is associated with a set of assumptions.
Human behavior is an enormously complex set of things, and that mixture of underlying things is different for different people, so it’s not just complex, it’s meta-complex.
With physical prep work, you know if you go to the gym, you will get size. There’s no chance it won’t happen. The emotional prep work is a variable. You could step onto the set one day and have a disconnect with your thoughts and feelings and have a rough day acting because you can’t quite tap into what you need.
I think the neoatheists have set atheism back a few decades. And I’m a self-described atheist.
The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented.
Dixie Lee Ray
I don’t set a whole lot of goals. It smacks a little bit of will to me, and I find that will is not the way to go for me.
Michael J. Fox
Yeah, I like working in television, a lot. I really enjoyed my time on ‘Lost.’ I like developing that hint of family with people. I mean, if you’re on a happy set. If you’re on a set where there’s some sour apples, then I don’t like working in television.
Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.
I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea.
I set some goals: little goals first and then the big ones. I stopped thinking about big achievements.
You know how macho boys get when they’re all together? Well, the set of ‘Desperado’ was like that. They were all trying to put me down, saying, ‘Bring on the stuntwoman, Salma can’t do that.’ But I did everything.
My parents never sat down to teach me anything; they lived exemplary life to set a lesson for me.
Most people don’t want to change. They’re comfortable and set in their ways. But in order to change, you have to be able to agitate people at times. And I think that’s something that’s very necessary for us to improve as a country.
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.
I have always been very rebellious and gone against the grain. I’ve always challenged the standards set before me.
You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.
At a pivotal time in my life, Barack Obama gave me hope that a boy who grew up like me could still achieve the most important of my dreams. For that, I’ll miss him and the example he set.
J. D. Vance
I set for myself only small goals, goals that are not that far away.
It is fair to say that the political duopoly we are forced to accept creates a set of problems that threaten the survival of the nation, problems that we need to fix with system-wide changes.
I am a perfectionist, and I set high standards.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
A film set becomes its own family anyway, and all family dynamics come out during a shoot. The trick is hiring people who know how to handle that.
When I was a kid, of course I wanted to be the fastest, the loudest and the one with the biggest drum set, but obviously my aspirations have changed a bit since then.
I needed to have a journey of my own to tell my son tomorrow. To even discuss my journey with my family, I have to set an example.
N. T. Rama Rao, Jr.
The reason I started my transformation with the mind first is because you have to see it first and believe it before you start your journey. You have set your mind at a place called W.I.T. It’s ‘Whatever it Takes.’
Oh, this base heart of ours! Hath it not enough tinder in it to set on fire the course of nature? If a spark do but fall into it, any one of our members left to itself would dishonour Christ, deny the Lord that bought us, and turn back into perdition.
Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
At one point, I recognized that Warren Buffett, though he had every advantage in learning from Ben Graham, did not copy Ben Graham but, rather, set out on his own path and ran money his way, by his own rules… I also immediately internalized the idea that no school could teach someone how to be a great investor.
On a film set, there are runners who are 19, it’s their first job, but to me they’re as important as anybody else because if they don’t do their job then nobody else can. So I don’t think anybody should be treated disrespectfully or as if they’re of a lower status.
When I turned 50, something clicked in my head and I said, ‘I’m not going to live to 100. I’m half-cooked already.’ I set the family down and I said, ‘Listen everybody, we’re now entering the decade of Daddy. We’re going to start doing things that I want to do.’
I distributed my wealth among my children and set aside a portion for endowment to run charity projects.
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.
When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.
If your work is done on the phone, then surely you can set up some kind of wireless system. If your work involves reading or writing reports, then this too could be done outside.
Anytime you write something, you go through so many phases. You go through the ‘I’m a Fraud’ phase. You go through the ‘I’ll Never Finish’ phase. And every once in a while you think, ‘What if I actually have created what I set out to create, and it’s received as such?’
I’m not an artist. I set the camera up and tell my story.
Persistence is half the battle. That’s what I love about independent movies. They don’t have to be made. There’s no studio with an agenda to set up a franchise like ‘Batman’ or to make a vehicle for a celebrity actor. My films are made because I love the process.
Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there.
John P. Kotter
‘Brahmotsavam’ is a love story set in a family backdrop… It’s all about relationships people have on different levels.
It’s very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people, but there’s nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set.
Once you get that feeling of winning something and performing at the highest level, you gain that extra confidence to help you set new targets. That is something I have always done, mentally-wise.
I’ve read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.
I want to be able to inspire and motivate others. Show people that you can do whatever you set your mindset to.
Looking at the world from other species’ points of view is a cure for the disease of human self-importance. You suddenly realize that consciousness – which we value and we consider the crowning achievement of nature, human consciousness – is really just another set of tools for getting along in the world.
When you’re on set, you’re like, ‘Everyone’s judging me because I’m the director, and everyone thinks I’m doing this because I just love myself and I want to do everything.’ Part of it’s true: I do want to do everything, and I do kind of love myself.
We’re on some path that’s set since we’re born, but I still believe we can change some things. So I believe in my faith, but I still don’t believe in my fate.
Terrorist bombings, like rampage shootings, are events that maximize the amount of publicity per amount of damage. That’s why people do them, because they know they will set off a media frenzy.
I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature; and that man will be myself.
When you are doing a show, it can get really dull. You are sitting so long while they set up the lights, then you say a couple of lines, then they tear down the lights again. At least stunts are something that uses your physical energy a great deal.
The ultimate lesson is that there is no immunity, no matter our age or the size of our retirement account, from going through constant cycles of integration and disintegration in which we are humbled and hopefully set to rights with the world again.
You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.
The Beatles set the rules. And the rules were: now just because we have long hair doesn’t mean that we’re rebellious.
Young boys must be taught to play football without leading with or lowering their heads. Young players must be drilled over and over and over with Heads Up Football skills until that skill set becomes muscle memory and second nature.
See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil… I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life.
Shine like the day I set cosmic eyes on you, friend, by the light of the sweet squash in my lovely laser broom.
Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
Our international success started out first because we became the No. 1 casual wear brand in our home market of Japan. Then, we set up stores in the world’s major fashion centers of New York, Paris and London.
But time has set its maggot on their track.
Given the rapid rate of change, the old paradigm of one-off education followed by a career will no longer work: life-long learning is a must, and it is up to governments and employers to invest in training and for employees to commit to constantly update their skill set.
I don’t set out to win awards. I don’t think any musician does, but when you receive an award, it’s an affirmation: it means that people appreciate what you do. Every award I have received is a confirmation of something I have done, and that motivates me to push a little harder.
Wadada Leo Smith
Well, honey, I had the million dollar houses, I had the car, I had the horse, I had the barn; I had everything. Was I set free? I didn’t even know what that meant.
Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Everything I’ve done in my career is a result of growing up in rural Oklahoma, because if I hadn’t had the training from Mama and Daddy to work hard, to do what I’m told, to take directions, to mind and to do a good job at anything I set out to do, then I wouldn’t be where I am today.
If you’re in your early 20s and you’re hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real ‘workers’ run into every day. They’re running into a completely different set of problems like ‘What’s the party going on right now that I should be going to?’
Whatever your situation might be, set your mind to whatever you want to do and put a good attitude in it, and I believe that you can succeed. You are not going to get anywhere just sitting on your butt and moping around.
There’s something frightening that comes with freedom. And there was something very frightening for a lot of slaves once they were free and were going through Reconstruction. It was like, what do you do now? There was nothing set up.
Sterling K. Brown
I write on a very strict 2-hour-a-day schedule, and I really respond to structure and invented rules. So even if I’m finding out good information on a character, I will stop when I’m set to stop.
Sometimes a mother finds in her midst a handicapped child, one child who is abnormal mentally or physically. Then, a whole new set of baffling difficulties presents themselves, and then fervently she prays and how diligently she searches every avenue to find an answer to that child’s problems.
In a perfect dream, things would be set exactly the way you would want them. But I think it’s more interesting that in real life, things aren’t exactly the way you planned.
There isn’t really any Common Core any more. Each state is able to set the standards for their state. They may elect to adopt very high standards for their students to aspire to and to work toward. And that will be up to each state.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them?
My first ever sex scene in a movie was in ‘Superbad.’ Because I was 17, for legal reasons my mother had to be on the set. It was real awkward, but it worked out OK because when I watched the movie with her, the sex scene wasn’t awkward because she’d been right there when it happened.
Never give up. People will always discount you, and you’ll always get rejected. But set your sights high. Be boldly ambitious. Be relentless and never give up.
Our whole life is set up in the path of least resistance. We don’t want to suffer. We don’t want to feel discomfort. So the whole time, we’re living our lives in a very comfortable area. There’s no growth in that.
I know that some actors and directors like to have intensity on set. I don’t, particularly. Certainly, if they want that, that’s fine, but I can’t work like that.
I think people are used to seeing actors be wide open and desperately giving of themselves, and while I do that on a movie set as much as I can, it’s so unnatural for me to do it on television, in interviews, in anything like that. I also don’t find that my process as an actor is really anyone else’s business.
It’s inevitable now, because everyone is a superstar, even if they’re just an average player, and maybe that was part of the process set in motion when I signed that contract in 1994.
It’s amazing how much you can absorb on a film set.
Taxes can set the level of activity around which the economy fluctuates, but they have very little effect on the fluctuations themselves.
I remember at one point being in fellowship, and everyone used to wear the fish symbol; it said you were a Christian. So I asked my father, ‘Dad, why don’t you wear that at work?’ And he said, ‘Your religion should be in your actions.’ He set a great, great example.
I can’t enter into politico-social subjects with any interest, for on the whole, I see that things are in a muddle, and I have no power or vocation to set them right in ever so little a degree.
Systematic theology – be careful how you tie down the Word to fit your set and final creeds, systems, dogmas, and organized theistic philosophies! The Word of God is not bound! It’s free to say what it will to the individual, and no one can outline it into dispensations which cannot be broken.
I like to always lead from the front and set an example for whoever is playing with me or around me. I like taking responsibilities. That is my natural thing.
A DJ can’t just play one song. It’s about playing a set, or how you connect songs in those two hours, and where you place them.
Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy.
There’s some new evidence that has just come out about the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in the ’60s and how they were going to set up Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba.
I think that I was raised by two of the best people ever. My mother and father are just the definition of hard work, like what hard work brings to you. They’ve taught me and my brothers and sisters to set your goals high and to give everything to reach them.
I’m honored and blessed by God to be in the sport I love, and I want to accomplish all the goals I set in the sport of boxing – to be successful and make history.
Very often, you did something slow with your arm, for example, and something rapid with your feet – but the arm had to do something large against this – and this set up a kind of opposition.
You don’t need a lot of credentials to be prison guard in a federal prison. And, you know, you give them a set of keys and a weapon, and they’re in power.
Abby Lee Miller
It is just as important to set apart time for the development of our aesthetic faculties as for cultivating the money-getting instinct. A man cannot live by bread alone. His higher life demands an impalpable food.
Orison Swett Marden
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Leadership experts and the public alike extol the virtues of transformational leaders – those who set out bold objectives and take risks to change the world. We tend to downplay ‘transactional’ leaders, whose goals are more modest, as mere managers.
I have a drum set in my dressing room. I play drums to relax and have some fun.
Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Data can set you free.
There’s a reasonable amount of traction in college education, particularly engineering, because quite a lot of that is privatized, so there is an incentive to set up new colleges of reasonably high quality.
If you’re a retail investor, you have set aside some of your hard-earned money for investment or to create a nest egg, for your kids or family.
Every day on set, there was something to watch and learn.
With the right set of mind, with the right people, with the right support, things happen.
I can change a diaper in 30 seconds flat. I set the new one beneath the old one. That way, it’s just wipe and pull the flap over.
Who does not desire such a victory by which we shall join places in our Kingdom, so far divided by nature, and for which we shall set up trophies in another conquered world?
Alexander the Great
I know we can’t abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.
How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear.
We just want to be remembered before something is set in stone.
I don’t covet images or belongings. My television set and video are rented, any paintings aren’t worth a fortune, and money is of little interest.
Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.
No amount of learning goes to waste. It adds to building your skill set and intellect.
In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion – not even for Shiites, who are forced by Iran’s theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
All these boundaries – Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America – are set by men. But you don’t have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man – at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
To come in and win three races already this year and maybe set a record by winning four is pretty unique. But guys like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and these guys are not wanting that to happen.
My versatility is my greatest asset, and I bring a unique skill set to the court.
When I came into this business, there was a bar set for me. My goal is to push it as high as I can to make my family’s legacy even stronger. To add to the history that’s already been created. So for me, it’s a huge challenge that I’m willing to fight for every single day.
If revenge motivates you, go for it! But the main thing is to set your game in order.
I’ve watched ‘Doctor Who’ since I was a kid. I loved it, and I still love it. I can geek out about it, like when I go to set and see the TARDIS.
I was full time on ‘Party of Five’ for one year, then more like a creative consultant for two years, where I was in the writing rotation but didn’t have to go in every day or cover the set until midnight.
Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
Consumers used to think they had to compromise with solar. It was, ‘Okay, I’m doing the right thing for the environment; it’s cool to see the panels. I have to compromise on the cost and convenience side.’ And now they no longer have to. On the cost side, it’s cheaper, and on the convenience side, we set it all up.
Rap is poetry set to music. But to me it’s like a jackhammer.
I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
I honestly felt no envy or resentment, only astonishment at how much of a world there was out there and how much of it others already knew. The agenda for self-cultivation that had been set for my classmates by their teachers and parents was something I’d have to develop for myself.
One of the pluses of getting older is you set some limits.
My first film was a movie shot in 1974. I was 18 on that movie set. It was called ‘Big Bad Mama.’ I turned 19 on the next movie I worked on, which was a black ‘Blazing Saddles.’ I worked in the art department. It was called ‘Darktown Strutters.’
I don’t set out to write something. I more just write, and later on, I discover what it’s about.
‘Rainwater’ was particularly special because it was a complete departure from the suspense novels. It’s set in the Great Depression and based on an incident that occurred when my dad was a boy.
Managing by values – not by profits – is a powerful process that will set your business on the path to becoming what I call a ‘Fortunate 500’ company.
We never had a billionaire brand in music; the closest thing we had was Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson sold 750 million records. I think we’re gonna set the tone for other youngsters to make more money and see that a billion dollars can be accomplished.
Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you’re playing a tender love story that’s set in a coffee shop or whether you’re in ‘The Avengers,’ which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding.
I was pretty dead set against ever writing an academic novel. It’s always been my view that there are already more than enough academic novels and that most of them aren’t any good. Most of them are self-conscious and bitter, the work of people who want to settle grudges.
Now, honestly, every movie set that I go on, I walk onto set with the confidence that there is nothing that they can throw at me that’s gonna surprise me.
Before Mint.com, I was a long-time user of ‘Microsoft Money’ and Intuit’s ‘Quicken.’ Both were powerful tools, loaded with features and functionality around taxes, investment, budgeting – too feature-laden, in fact. They took hours to set up, forever to learn, and an hour a week to maintain.
Parties are continually changing. The men of today give place to the men of tomorrow, and the idols which one set worship, the next destroy.
I suppose my Iranian identity is one of the driving forces for being a writer: I want to set the record straight about who I really am.
Earth as an ecosystem stands out in the all of the universe. There’s no place that we know about that can support life as we know it, not even our sister planet, Mars, where we might set up housekeeping someday, but at great effort and trouble we have to recreate the things we take for granted here.
Managing through ambiguity can be difficult for even the most experienced leaders. Defining a clear set of goals for your team demonstrates that there is an end in sight. However, it’s crucial during this time to move through the transition in phases.
Sandra E. Peterson
No lusting after your neighbor’s house – or wife or servant or maid or ox or donkey. Don’t set your heart on anything that is your neighbor’s.
A dark, fantastic adventure set in an alternate 1900s Asia, ‘Monstress’ is buried deep in the supernatural. It’s a story I’ve wanted to tell for a long time – it just took me awhile to put all the pieces together.
You have to change the set, stay ahead of the curve.
I set my own goals higher than what anybody else has set for me.
Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.
Charles W. Chesnutt
Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was a lad. From then on, he lived in fear that death was just around the corner, and he set about programming me to work hard and bring in some cash.
Marco Pierre White
Poetry can unleash a terrible fear. I suppose it is the fear of possibilities, too many possibilities, each with its own endless set of variations… With basketball, you can correct your own mistakes, immediately and beautifully, in midair.
It’s so hard to do the right thing with a pen and a piece of paper and a set of abstract thoughts.
Attempts to put my poems to music have had disastrous results in all cases. And the poem, if it’s written with the ear, already has been set to its own verbal music as it was composed.
Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim .
For me, I try not to set any goals or try and see what’s gonna happen, because I don’t wanna be let down or disappointed that something didn’t happen the way I thought it was gonna happen.
I remember years ago being on the set of ‘Dreamcatcher’ and not only did I have such great admiration for Morgan Freeman and was just thrilled to be around him, I was struck by the fact that he seemed to be having perhaps more fun than I was at his job. And I thought, ‘Well, that’s very promising.’
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
You have to be strategic with your career path and set a goal for yourself so you’re not wandering aimlessly.
Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion.
I like to solve problems. I know it is a skill set, but it’s also an obligation. I grew up with parents who believe that you don’t simply complain: you try to find solutions and fix what’s in front of you.
My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.’
Candace Cameron Bure
I hate sitting around and waiting; that’s why I always have an editing suite on set.
I believe that Americans should be deeply skeptical of government power. You cannot trust people in power. The founders knew that. That’s why they divided power among three branches, to set interest against interest.
My way of getting the best from people on a set is to notice their work, to make every prop master, every seamstress, part of ‘The Newsroom’ or ‘The West Wing’ or ‘Steve Jobs.’
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
The People’s Republic of China has 2 million strong in its military, and it’s trying to make them stronger through gene editing, and that’s just one of the ways that China is trying to essentially dominate the planet and set the rules and the world order.
Set religion free, and a new humanity will begin.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
If anyone offers conjectures about the truth of things from the mere possibility of hypotheses, I do not see by what stipulation anything certain can be determined in any science, since one or another set of hypotheses may always be devised which will appear to supply new difficulties.
You don’t have to label yourself, because it’s not set in stone. It’s so fluid, and there’s so much pressure on kids to label themselves and say, ‘This is what I am; this is what I like.’
I think people have to set up little battles. They have to demonize people whom they disagree with or feel threatened by. But it’s the ideological framing of the debate that scares me.
The film ‘Black Orpheus’ is one of my favorite films of all time, which is set in Carnival in Brazil.
I’m writing a book called ‘The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus’ about the maths of Christmas: how to set up a secret Santa so it’s totally fair; how to decorate your tree mathematically; how to win at Monopoly.
When I wake up, I expect things to be good. If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can ’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway. So why not try to make the most of it if you can? Some days, they pan out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try.
Strategic partnership is based on a shared set of values.
Benigno Aquino III
No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
I do martial arts mostly. But if I am bored, or my body is aching, I swim or go the gym. I can sometimes be doing cardio on the treadmill, kick boxing, stretching, dance, whatever I feel like. I just make sure I have something to do every day but no particular set routine.
Blacks have traditionally had to operate in a situation where whites have set themselves up as the custodians of the black experience.
The Supreme Court 2013 ruling that gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act set in motion what many feared: the subjection of minorities, seniors, and low-income Americans to unfair, punitive barriers preventing them from exercising their most basic right as American citizens.
I make sure I have a smile every day for everybody because our stories within it have a darkness and we don’t need to bleed it into real life because people have got their own issues going on. So I’d always come in and be the biggest idiot on set.
Iran has little capacity to deploy force. Its strategic doctrines are defensive, designed to deter invasion long enough for diplomacy to set it.
Our parents set the moral tone of the family. They expected more of some of us and less of others, but never less than they thought we were capable of.
We’ve actually got a Chelsea loan WhatsApp group. The loan department set it up. Sometimes it drains your battery when everyone is messaging each other.
Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.
Conversation like television set on honeymoon… unnecessary.
Can’t step from one movie set to the next. Only Samuel L. Jackson can do that. All us mere mortals can’t do that!
More stars in the north are seen not to set, while in the south certain stars are no longer seen to rise.
I have become limitless and stronger. You don’t need that attitude to survive in Bollywood, but when you are doing a film like ‘Raaz,’ you can’t go on set with inhibitions.
Books are better than movies because you design the set the way you want it to look.
Time begins the healing process of wounds cut deeply by oppression. We soothe ourselves with the salve of attempted indifference, accepting the false pattern set up by the horrible restriction of Jim Crow laws.
When most people set out to change their lives, they often focus on all the external stuff, like a new job or a new location or new friends or a new romantic prospects and on and on. The reality is that changing your life starts with changing the way you see everything in your life.
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
Henry Ward Beecher
It takes more discipline than you might imagine to think, even for thirty seconds, in the noisy, confusing, high-pressure atmosphere of a film set. But a few seconds’ thought can often prevent a serious mistake being made about something that looks good at first glance.
People who cling rigidly to gender binaries are more than welcome to. But for a lot of young people, we’re seeing that our gender roles don’t have to be dictated by a set of rules made by society. We can do whatever feels natural to us.
The best thing I’ve ever taken from a set is the rug in Owen and Cristina’s apartment on Grey’s Anatomy before they broke up.
I plainly felt that, had God given me such a retirement with the companion I desired, I should have forgotten the work for which I was born and have set up my rest in this world.
On a regular basis if you’re trying to produce something, I think you should work every day and set achievable goals.
Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch.
W. C. Fields
You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down… some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
In the rest of the world, rich people will give a donation, and businessmen give to charities. But in Mexico, the execution capacity of what we call the social sector is missing. I find it much more effective to set up the actual social organisation and then fund it with my money.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego
I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.
I want to be a dad, first and foremost. I want to be a good father. I’ve spent so much of my life on the move and travelling around the world that just to set up a home for my family and be a good dad is something that motivates me.
Leaders must exemplify integrity and earn the trust of their teams through their everyday actions. When you do this, you set high standards for everyone at your company. And when you do so with positive energy and enthusiasm for shared goals and purpose, you can deeply connect with your team and customers.
Hurricane Katrina this past week was certainly the worst episode in what has become an all-too-familiar and tragic cycle, and our nation is now faced with a set of unprecedented challenges.
If the world ran the way a crew runs a set, we’d have a better, more progressive world.
The best thing we can do to save the planet is set a good example for our kids at home.
If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.
‘Loving Frank’ is about a forbidden love affair between two people who lived a hundred years ago – Frank Lloyd Wright and his married client, Mamah Borthwick Cheney. The affair set off a colossal newspaper scandal when the lovers ran off to Europe together.
That’s all a man can hope for during his lifetime – to set an example – and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.
‘Moonlight’ is a story that hasn’t been told. Whether placed as queer black cinema or urban male cinema, the lack of coming-of-age films featuring people like Chiron and set in places like inner-city Miami is pronounced and unfortunate.
‘A Death in the Gunj’ is set in 1979 and we had to mute a joke that referred to Indira Gandhi. The censors also wouldn’t allow the tortoise that some of the characters talk about to be called Kalidas because it’s the name of a respected poet.
Konkona Sen Sharma
Set your heights more than what you see around you, see beyond.
I’m glad I don’t have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth.
I care about the people I know and love the most, but I also care about what the people I don’t know think in the sense that I want them to think and understand me in a certain way. I don’t base my life around either one, and I don’t change the way I live to please either set of people, but I do care.
God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: ‘This is my country.’
The show is ’12 Monkeys,’ and I’m playing the role that Bruce Willis played in the original film ’12 Monkeys.’ It is a show about time travel. My character is from a future post-apocalypse, and he has been given a mission to go back in time to essentially set things right and stop the apocalypse. No big deal.
It is easy to criticize me from behind a pen or a microphone, from someone who never set foot on a football field.
I love the immediacy of those old analog machines; it’s really inspiring. You just set them up to play, and they go, playing the same thing until you switch the pattern.
I live at the dentist’s. I’m on my third set of teeth that they put in with nails and screws.
Charles Nelson Reilly
Usually, if I’m yelling at the TV, I’m in a bar. If I’m by myself, and it’s not a game, I often find myself scolding reality stars that can’t hear me through the television set.
It’s quite easy to start Trials riding. You just need a bike and you’re set.
I’m that person: I will literally do everything to not get out of bed, so I have alarms set for every 15 minutes.
And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don’t even get printed.
When I was learning to creep, my mother set me down on the beach to see what I thought of it. I crawled straight for the coming wave and was just through the wall of green when she caught my heels.
I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth.
As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
I don’t have the self-discipline for diets; I break rules I set for myself, so I try and eat more healthily, juice more, and avoid sugar.
The films I’ve done with all my heart have gone on to become huge hits. When I set out to do a ‘mass masala’ intending to please B and C centres, it bombs.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
I like to set aggressive targets; without them, you will get ordinary performances.
The first time that I performed as an actor was the first day on the set of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’
Political elites vote in a more partisan fashion than the mass public; this tendency, too, follows a curve. The more you know, the more likely you are to vote in an ideologically consistent way, not just following your party but following a set of constraints dictated by a political ideology.