We have collected the best Forced Quotes by famous authors including Billy Childish, Susan Faludi, Wayne LaPierre, Christopher Dawson, Stephen Colletti and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I’m not trying to achieve perfection. I don’t like this forced control people have over work.
What happened with Hurricane Katrina was the American electorate was forced to look at what lay behind the veneer of chest-beating. We all saw the consequences of having terrible government leadership.
Nobody should be forced to face evil with empty hands.
And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens.
Working on ‘Laguna’ was great because just being in production and shooting stuff and having to go back and relive some things, and there were some lines here and there that the producers would want us to say, and just kind of, you’re forced to recreate moments, and just working on the show was so much fun.
When I finally came to the United States, I was forced to get a job right away. I spoke no English – none. I started working as an aesthetician in this beautiful boutique salon in Beverly Hills. Being an aesthetician didn’t require an elaborate vocabulary in English. My first client was Cindy Crawford! I swear.
Early on, you don’t have the luxury of a lot of choices. Sometimes you’re forced to do things that will advance your career and not necessarily things that fulfill you artistically, but I’ve been fortunate to do a lot of both.
You have to show Israel that it’s not going to be forced to do things it doesn’t want to do and can’t do.
It’s one of the biggest fibs going that American newspapers are now being forced to give up their commitment to investigative reporting. Most of them gave up long ago as their greedy managements squeezed every cent out of the bottom line and turned their newsrooms into eunuchs.
Kids – black kids – are forced to grow up too soon.
Imagine having all of your freedoms taken away, being forced to work against your will, and constantly living under the threat of violence – in short, being forced to live as a slave. Sadly, this situation is a reality for millions of children, women, and men each year as part of the global human trafficking industry.
The American way was for commerce, personal relationships, and religion to be voluntary. No one was forced to participate in something he didn’t want.
Howard University shocked me into realizing how desperately sick the Negro could be, how he could be led into self-destruction, and how he would not realize that it was the society that had forced him into a great sickness.
When kids start school, families often have little choice over where they can go. Sometimes, children are forced into a failing school simply because their parents live in a certain district, and that school is the only option.
Drugs, killer roads and apathy of the government, all these issues forced me to join AAP.
I will fight ‘GGG,’ and I will beat ‘GGG,’ but I will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines.
The only thing about kissing anyone on screen is that forced intimacy is never pleasant. If you don’t want to be kissing someone, it’s hard to get over that barrier, and so there’s a reluctance to be that close to someone.
We must take away the government’s credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts.
The food we call soul food is slave food. We were forced to eat it.
Early thirties for women is a very intense time. If you want kids, and you’re not in a relationship, there’s an urgency there, so they’re forced to mature quicker. It’s easy for a man in his thirties to be immature – you can have kids into your fifties, whereas women just can’t.
I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.
I was a little ham and was a very open kid, probably because I was around adults all the time. That also forced me to grow up fast, and I learned at an early age about how people lie and deceive each other.
What happens in the media is the cult of personality. The brands who have been forced to cut their staff have been forced to take on the brands of journalists.
In fact, most people are being squeezed in their little cubicle, and their creativity is forced out elsewhere, because the company can’t use it. The company is organized to get rid of variants.
My problem in calling for pressures on South Africa is to convince the youth to convince their governments and people that it is not the South African goods that are cheap, but the forced labor of the Africans.
Coming from Akkineni family, I could say I was drawn into cinema, but nobody forced me to become an actor.
Writing a book about yourself is like therapy, and you go ‘Oh My God, that’s the reason that happened.’ Writing about it, you’re forced to really examine things.
No family should have to depend on the labor of its children to put food on the table and no person should be forced to work in captivity.
My first performance was in AP Calculus when they forced me up into the front of the classroom and made me sing a song, which was really scary, but it was fun.
My brother, a cardiologist, was among thousands of Muslims visited by the FBI in November 2001 and forced to submit to special registration fingerprinting, his photo and information forever in Homeland Security’s files.
‘Greatest American Hero,’ I really dug that as a kid because it had an alienation to it, where he was given a gift and didn’t know why, and yet he was forced to do something with it, and he was very much an out-of-place character who was trying to cope with his own surroundings, and I can kind of relate to that guy.
A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude, is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself, but imperialistic about its practice.
If, in the very first pages, I’m forced to read gratuitous phrases or banal metaphors, I won’t be able to get inside the story. Only if the sentences ‘sparkle’ can I get hooked.
Just being in the locker room as a young person growing up was something I’ve always enjoyed, without ever having it forced upon me.
We should be forced to give so many exemptions and concessions (inevitably to the benefit of high spending authorities in Inner London) that the flat-rate poll tax would rapidly become a surrogate income tax.
To have a superstar – he’s Allen Iverson – he really took me under his wing and really forced me to shoot the ball and forced me to make plays, and to have him do that for me – and the way he was always in my ear telling me to shoot the ball and supporting me – it’s a big deal.
I think that one thing about teaching is you’re trying to communicate your thoughts about a work to a group of people who may or may not share that sentiment. This has forced me to become a lot more articulate about what I respond to and what I don’t respond to in fiction.
Laura van den Berg
I’m not a writer myself, so I’m forced to try to get what’s a sort of an odour or a colour or something I feel in my head from a writer, and that’s a… I don’t have a recipe for that process. I don’t know what it is… it’s different every time.
The movie Gul Makai’ will showcase the earlier life of Malala and how she was forced and stopped from going to school. It’s a proud story of a girl fighting for her own and other girl child rights to education in her village in Swat Valley. I am glad I was chosen to play this role in Gul Makai.’
I love the challenge of playing characters forced on life-changing emotional journeys. To work on a project with Billy Crudup and Sam Rockwell is just a dream come true.
When it all boils down, being Courtney has forced me to be different to the status quo, which means I have gotten to decide on every choice along the way.
I don’t often get angered by the things press spokespeople say. Most of these people have difficult jobs and are often forced to be the public faces of policies they had nothing to do with creating.
I have to admit I’ve found myself doing the same things that a lot of other rock stars do or are forced to do. Which is not being able to respond to mail, not being able to keep up on current music, and I’m pretty much locked away a lot. The outside world is pretty foreign to me.
The geographical location of Sweden and, therefore, short growing season meant that the range of produce is not as abundant like say France, Italy or Spain. This influenced the cooking culture and forced cooks to be creative with a handful of ingredients. It’s a very modern way of cooking.
Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor – they have children that they don’t want or they cannot feed.
I am forced to say that I have many fiercer critics than myself.
There’s nothing better than to be rootless cosmopolitans who seamlessly merge into whatever society. That’s the greatest thing human beings can aspire to. Whether forced by duress, Jews became perfect modern human beings. After the Holocaust, one doesn’t really mourn for that – it’s too disturbing, seems like a mistake.
Maybe forced retirement isn’t necessary after all.
Mobile forced us to rethink the user experience and do something people would be able to carry out on in a couple of seconds on the mobile phone. By stripping out all the work the user used to do and putting that on the company, we were able to create a much better user experience.
Americans generally associate boats with leisure. Vastly less prosperous, Egyptians associate them with nothing but labour. Rowing a boat is something a fisherman is forced to do to make a living; how could such an activity bring me – a woman no less – pleasure?
My father died. It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing acting as my career I was forced to hurt him. He died too early to see I had done the right, the only thing.
Steve Martin said that philosophy is good for comedy because it screws up your thinking just enough, and I agree with that. Being forced to see life’s metadata is good training for looking for interesting angles on a topic.
Had Cain been Scot, God would have changed his doom nor forced him wander, but confine him home.
I like a naturalism to my dialogue and my comedy. I would rather have a few jokes sail by that might be more subtle than have every single joke hit hard. I would rather the comedy come out of character as opposed to feeling forced. Even if you’re giving some laughs up for it.
Many trans women of color come from poverty and are forced to live on the streets. Their families have shunned them, and their remaining family are the friends they’ve come to rely on.
Sometimes writing has to be forced. In starting out, the shape and timbre and texture of what is to come is an uncertain chimera shimmering from behind a veil. You must not wait, loiter, dilly-dally. You must force your way painfully through.
I don’t like waiting around for work, and sometimes as an actor you’re forced into that position, so that’s sort of how I got into writing, producing and directing.
Thomas Ian Nicholas
If you’re African American, you are forced into making different choices, in a lot of cases, than you are as a white person.
Just able barely to mount a horse and ride about a little in the spring of 1866, my life was threatened daily, and I was forced to go heavily armed. The whole country was then full of militia, robbing, plundering and killing.
I get angry about the way women are forced and bullied into what the male ideal is.
I think I shall return to America even a better patriot than when I left it. A citizen of the United States, travelling on the continent of Europe, finds the contrast between a government of power and a government of opinion forced upon him at every step.
William Cullen Bryant
I was guided into piano lessons and ‘guided’ is a nice way of saying ‘forced.’ I don’t regret it, but I think music theory as a concept doesn’t work.
I believe that modern slavery is the most outrageous assault on the rights of an individual. It is something that touches me deeply because I grew up in rural Brazil and could see first-hand how poverty forced people to work in harsh, exploitative conditions.
It’s Florida. Hair is just an extra sweater I’m forced to wear.
Moby Dick – that book is so amazing. I just realized that it starts with two characters meeting in bed; that’s how my book begins, too, but I hadn’t noticed the parallel before, two characters forced to share a bed, reluctantly.
My documentary ‘Split Decision’ examines Cuban-American relations, and the economic and cultural paradoxes that have shaped them since Castro’s revolution, through the lens of elite Cuban boxers forced to choose between remaining in Cuba or defecting to America.
Onboarding starts with satisfying the most basic of Maslow’s psychological needs: belonging. New hires shouldn’t arrive to an empty cube and be forced to forage through corridors searching for a computer and the bare necessities of office life. A new hire isn’t a surprise visitor from out of town. Plan for their arrival.
There wasn’t a huge focus on tag team wrestling when it was Edge and Christian v The Hardys v The Dudleys, but we forced it. We went out there with something to prove every single time and forced everyone to see that we needed to be on the show every week.
Michael Flynn was forced to resign, we are told, because he told a big lie. But what about the little ones?
If we are going to realise our ambition of ending the harmful practices of FGM and forced marriage, the role of young people in pushing for change is crucial. We also need to ensure that everyone, from government to civil society, is playing their part.
Because you know how you say I’ve got to really get down and really do some training and then of course, you never do or you do it for a couple of weeks and slough it back off again but I’m being forced to do something that I really want to do and I loved it.
My mother was sort of mildly religious, but the rest of us, you know, we didn’t really have it forced on us.
After the Manchu government had carried on wars with foreign nations and had been defeated, China was forced to sign many unequal treaties. Foreign nations are still using these treaties to bind China, and as a result, China fails at whatever she attempts.
Nobody has ever wanted – they get forced to fight Yoel. Ask anybody.
The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.
It’s no longer possible to simply build English country houses out of words, because they’ve already been so thoroughly described that all the applicable words have been used up, and one is forced to build them instead out of words recycled and scavenged from other descriptions of other country houses.
Women are forced to pretend to be men. They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable. Study after study has shown that feminism has made women less happy. They’re not happy in the work force, for the most part.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salifist parties are a real force in the Egyptian society. No civil, liberal government can succeed, even after new elections, if the Islamists are forced to work underground as a foe and the country remains divided.
No one should be forced to not dream anymore.
Allowing casinos to operate without having races could result in the end of dog racing in Florida as we know it. Right now, greyhound racing is in many cases a money-losing proposition, but the dog tracks are forced to continue it because they have to have races in order to operate the lucrative casinos.
The reality is that no one can be forced to join a union against their will, and a union cannot take action against those who decide not to join their union.
I’m a small businessman and I’m well aware of the uncertainties of the economy, exactly what the ‘inflationary spiral’ means when I’m forced to raise prices to my customers, and how taxes can eat into your earnings.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
Although it is true that by fate all things are forced and linked by a necessary and dominant reason, nevertheless the character of our minds is subject to fate in a manner corresponding to their nature and quality.
In my sophomore year of high school, I watched my friend Loretta leave in a U-Haul headed for Oakland. She and her mom had been tenants in a nearby apartment, forced out by rent they couldn’t afford anymore.
Architecture adds dimensions to my life that would be impossible to acquire if I retired. The beautiful thing about architecture is that every project is brand new. I am forced to renew myself with every project. Isn’t that wonderful?
Forced labor affects the most vulnerable and least protected people, perpetuating a vicious cycle of poverty and dependency. Women, low-skilled migrant workers, children, indigenous peoples, and other groups suffering discrimination on different grounds are disproportionately affected.
When you do a pop album, the canvas is completely yours. There is no story situation forced on to your songs – you have the freedom to develop it right from the concept.
I think it was at 16 when I forced myself because my dad had nagged me for an entire year. Like, ‘Come on, sing for people. You have a nice voice,’ and I just wouldn’t do it. One evening, I just decided, ‘Screw it, I’ll do it.’ I remember it was really bad. But I did it. So that was good.
When I left the U.S. for the first time, I spent my first year abroad in Japan. That culture shock and abundance of new stimuli combined with a lack of guidance forced me to develop my own approaches to learning and juggling.
The real truth is that the Obama administration is professional at bullying, as we have witnessed with ACORN at work during the presidential campaign. It seems to me they are sending down their bullies to create fist fights among average American citizens who don’t want a government-run health care plan forced upon them.
Because of restrictions on abortion access in their own state, many women in neighboring states are forced to travel hundreds of miles and cross state lines to seek an abortion. However, their rights should not have to depend on their zip code.
We want women to have options and not be forced into somebody else’s idea of what their beauty needs ought to be.
It was the desire to see black girls and our experiences in the books that I was given to read at school that forced me to speak my truth. I launched #1000BlackGirlBooks, a book drive to collect the stories of women of color.
The whole story of the comfort women, the system of forced sexual slavery, the medical experiments of Unit 731, is not something that is in the US psyche. That is changing because many books are coming out.
I’ll just say it: I’m not the sharpest tool in the box. Being forced to go back to school is still a fear of mine.
As Taiwan’s friend and ally, I believe it is important for the United States to monitor the situation in the Taiwan Strait very carefully to help ensure Taiwan is not forced into a position which would endanger its freedom or its democracy.
In retrospect, I’m grateful for the break-up of my marriage because it forced me to deal with all the buried issues I probably wouldn’t have otherwise faced. I’m a better, kinder, happier person today because of the spiritual and emotional growth I’ve experienced.
Although as a sailor I despised politics – for I loved my sailor’s life and still love it today – conditions forced me to take up a definite attitude towards political problems.
Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents.
White liberals face this cognitive dissonance: if they decide that America is ready for a black president and back Obama, they would also be forced to surrender or at least modify decades of convictions about American bias.
While other countries have been securing large export deals, American companies have been placed at a competitive disadvantage – forced to compete globally with one hand tied behind their back.
Nothing makes the minority leader more mad than when his side is forced to play by its own rules.
A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.
I would be an idiot to say comedy is easy, but it does come naturally. It never feels forced.
The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril.
My dad never forced me to do anything. But if I did it, if I decided to go play catch or basketball, he was hard on me. You had to do it the right way if you were going to do it. He never let me win.
Republican-led reforms would help Americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded health savings accounts so that they can get a plan that works for them, not a one-size-fits-all plan forced on them by the government.
We need health care reform – including promised Medicaid reform in New York… but it shouldn’t be done on the backs of already overburdened City residents who will undoubtedly have a tax increase forced on them to fill in the hole.
Even when you look at, like, movies with some of our famous celebrities, they don’t really cry and bring out their tears until, like, forced.
The Chinese people have been forced to forget the Tiananmen massacre. There has been no public debate about the event, no official apology. The media aren’t allowed to mention it. Still today people are being persecuted and imprisoned for disseminating information about it.
Segregated Witness was forced onto the miners by the community.
I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust.
I love old-fashioned manners, as long as it’s not forced. I can tell when it’s natural or when someone is just trying to impress me.
I’ve been terrified of the water, and yet it seems I’m forced to go into in on every movie that I make.
Anne Boleyn was a warrior forced to use the only tools available to a woman in her position at that time. She was bold and ambitious, and had she had a son, history would have been very different.
Every day is a learning experience for city kids, and they are really sort of forced to interact with everyone around them and develop into social beings.
If someone comes to me and says they’re not capable of being loved, I want to reach out to them and tell them that everybody’s loveable. If a man is forced or wants to become a better man, then I root for him. Everybody needs to be loved.
My obligation, if I become president, is to give another direction to Europe than the one that is being forced upon us today.
I had to leave, and my husband was forced to stay on this plantation until after the harvest season was over. And then the man that we had worked for, he’d taken the car, and the most of the few things we had had been stolen.
Fannie Lou Hamer
An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.
Willem de Kooning
As a comedian, I’m forced to have a tough skin. Until people laugh, they are detractors. You walk into a new audience where nobody knows you, they go: ‘Make us laugh. Show us what you’re made of. Prove why we should be listening to you.’
Sadly, I have very vague memories of Burma. The family was forced to leave when the generals took over.
I grew up around a bunch of rappers and street dudes and they were always like: ‘yo! She’s a little different but she’s her.’ They respected it because you know it wasn’t forced, I wasn’t posing to be something I wasn’t.
The depth of this conflict, which is more than one hundred years old, requires us to find a way to communicate… so that the residents of the Middle East, Jews and Arabs alike, can live not as if they were forced to live together, but rather destined to live together.
Rather than assuming Terms of Service are equivalent to informed consent, platforms should offer opt-in settings where users can choose to join experimental panels. If they don’t opt in, they aren’t forced to participate.
If you subscribe to any online service, whether it be AOL, Google, Yahoo, or the Huffington Post, have you noticed that you are forced to watch a seemingly endless ad before the video story appears about a news item that caught your eye? AOL and the Huffington Post are especially annoying.
At the end of the day, everyone is repsonsible for their own contracts. Nobody forced us to sign them.
People have posted my personal information on the Internet. This has resulted in additional emails, calls, and threats. My family and I were forced to move out of our home.
Christine Blasey Ford
The need for this clinic is clear to me, to the veterans who are currently forced to travel hours to receive care, and even to the Veterans Administration that itself identified creation of a clinic in this part of our state as a priority to be completed by 2006.
My parents were great at making sure I got out of bed when I needed to play football on a Sunday morning and that I was ready after school to go to training on a Tuesday and Thursday. But it was never forced upon me or rammed down my throat. If it had been, I could have ended up hating sport.
Foreign workers typically migrate to Malaysia willingly, looking for greater opportunities, but often fall into forced labor or debt bondage.
I have seen a lot of top players being forced to retire in not very pleasant circumstances, and I don’t want that happening to me.
I don’t really like to just sit down at a computer and write, because that tends to be a little forced.
Why hire these geniuses if they’re forced to stick with the script? You want to empower your actors as collaborators.
I often have the impression that the book I’ve just finished isn’t satisfied: that it rejects me because I haven’t successfully completed it. Because there is no going back, I’m forced to begin a new book so I can finally complete the previous one.
I hate being forced to do things. I hate people telling me what to do, so I’ll do the complete opposite. It’s a bit self-destructive sometimes.
My mother, God bless her, forced me to take touch typing when I was 16.
Mum worked for a London dressmaker before she married. When she was forced to give up work after her marriage, she carried on dressmaking for people at home.
I’m going to miss the wind tunnel between Buildings 3 and 4. The ways in which the parking situation forced me to get ‘creative.’ Bob Ley and his snide comments. Trey Wingo and his snarky comments. Meeting so many people who I respect the hell out of. And the bizarre if not dysfunctional ‘SportsNation’ family.
Who would have thought that the girl who was forced to go to the hospital because she’s so skinny would one day be called too fat?
Men should not be forced to wear pants when it’s not cold.
I think my ability to joke and laugh about things is because I’m forced to. I’ve been through a lot of things in my life that, if I didn’t make light of it, I would literally keel over.
Jonathan Van Ness
My dad is the type of person that says yes to life, and to the adventures it throws at you. Because of that, he never forced me into a particular career, or had wild expectations for me; his concern was simply that I was fulfilled and happy.
Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel.
But if you are young and want to work in the fashion industry and are not naturally skinny – which most girls are not – then you are forced to be unhealthy.
In 1978, when I thought of creating a flag for the gay movement, there was no other international symbol for us than the pink triangle, which the Nazis used to identify homosexuals in concentration camps. Even though the pink triangle was and still is a powerful symbol, it was very much forced upon us.
There was a time when a musician was forced to act in a video. Seeing a singer step too far outside of his comfort zone to pour all of his high-school-drama angst into a poorly scripted scenario was a sight to behold.
World War II was a historical event, but also a movie genre, and ‘Fury’ occasionally prints the legend. The rest of it is plenty grim and grisly. Audience members may feel like prisoners of war forced to watch a training-torture film.
With every song I have a person in mind who, in a perfect world, would perform with me. Usually I end up not getting that person, and I’m forced to settle for someone else.
I find it incredible and outrageous that public and school libraries are being forced to close – we’ll all pay the price in the long term.
I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I’m better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don’t.
I talked late, swam late, did not learn to ride a bike until college – and might never have walked or learned to drive a car if my parents hadn’t overruled my lack of motivation and virtually forced me to embrace both forms of transportation. I suspect I was happy to sit in a corner with a book.
Pink Floyd and Yes and some of the old art-rock bands, you didn’t know what they looked like. You were always looking for pictures, and that added to the mystique. It’s much more interesting when you’re forced to imagine or guess at these things because usually it’s better than reality.
Producing has empowered me as an artist in a specific way. It’s forced a certain kind of maturity.
George C. Wolfe
Revenge… is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
I was forced to leave my hometown, and Napoli sold me to Juventus.
Economy forced me to become a vegetarian, but I finally starting liking it.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Raising the minimum wage represents a substantial financial burden for employers, particularly start-ups, early stage companies, and family-owned businesses. In response, business owners would be forced to either lay off workers or raise prices to offset the rise in labor costs.
Before breaking into music, I had various jobs: forklift driver, driving a courier. But I was forced into working rather than doing it off my own bat because that was my dad’s way: you got a job and paid your way.
Through the misguided notion that writing about flying was easy, I had McCone become a pilot. When I learned that research in books wasn’t enough, I forced myself to take lessons.
Yeah, I like to keep myself interested – I’ll kind of throw myself into some area that I don’t completely know or understand, that I’m not adept at, so I’m forced to swim in order to stay afloat. There’s a good feeling that comes from that.
If you wait to see how much money you have left at the end of the month to put toward savings, the answer may be zero. So, set up an automated monthly transfer from your checking to savings account. Once you lock into that commitment, you’ll be forced to scale back spending to make ends meet.
Joe Cocker never sounded forced. Crazy, perhaps, but not forced.
So the whole of war, when you look at it is probably run by professional soldiers, and the rest of them are just recruits, or people who are just forced to join the army.
The harder routes you climb, the more interesting the climbing gets and the more crazy moves you are forced to figure out.
The capitalist model, the developed model, the consumer model which comes from the North, which it has forced on the world, is falling apart on Earth, and there is no planet nearby that we can emigrate to.
Unfortunately, I was branded as a glamour actress and was forced to do only glamour roles.
After my dismissal, I received nothing in writing from Cricket Australia, no contact, and no payment at all, not even of my basic leave pay, until I was forced to bring in lawyers to assist in the process.
I don’t organize myself sufficiently to get an album of material together, book the studio, and go. I need to be kicked; I need to be forced physically to go in. That’s how it works for me. I’ll get a great idea in the house, and it’ll stay there unless somebody comes and drags it out of me!
With Obamacare’s fate in jeopardy, Democrats have no solutions to solve the mess they forced upon Americans.
When I started modeling at 15, there were no provisions for on-set tutors, and so I dropped out of school. Although I was one of the lucky ones who went on to a successful career as a model, as a child I should never have been forced to make that choice – between modeling and education.
I don’t necessarily think that having more money helps make you make a better film. Sometimes having less money is better. You’re forced into being more original; you’re forced into hearing something versus seeing it.
With the loss of Free Choice Vouchers, hundreds of thousands of workers will now be forced to choose between their employers’ unaffordable insurance or going without health care.
One of the things my success as an author has forced me to face is how dysfunctional… Maybe that’s a strong word, but how obsessive I am.
A lot of stand-up comedy is embarrassing: too many idiots doing it in orange neckties against brick walls. I find most sitcoms embarrassing, too, because they seem so forced.
I was divorced when my children were young, so I was a single mother for a while. It’s so hard to have to do every little thing yourself and be forced to navigate the rocky emotions of motherhood alone.
Women are often forced to maintain good relations with men who abuse them precisely because those men have power.
The daughter of an ordained minister, I had been forced to go to church since I was a toddler. I hated church and resented being forced to recite the Apostle’s Creed, mumbling, ‘I believe… ‘ when I didn’t.
I suppose I was very disappointed that I was injured during training for Korea. In fact, I had an argument with a grenade and it won, and consequently I was forced to come back to Australia for twelve months.
No one should be forced to violate one’s conscience, nor should anyone be forced out of service of the common good because there are some things their conscience tells them they cannot do.
Sometimes you’re forced to do the cover before the story is done.
I was a math whiz who stunk at English, so of course I wanted to be a writer more than anything in the world. I performed impromptu plays for my grandmother’s sewing circle but forced my little sister to ask for ketchup at McDonald’s.
The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Our nation was founded at a time when people of African descent were held in bondage. After slavery was abolished, they were forced to endure legal discrimination for another 100 years.
My long struggles as a soldier of the Chinese Revolution have forced me to realize the necessity of facing hard facts. There will be neither peace, nor hope, nor future for any of us unless we honestly aim at political, social and economic justice for all peoples of the world, great and small.
The habit of building houses upon piles, which was first forced upon the people by the position they had chosen, was afterwards followed as a matter of taste, just as it is in Holland.
Edward Burnett Tylor
The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.
I’m a Southerner – I never take satisfaction in touching a nerve. I guess if I’m forced to find a good side, I’m glad that people are talking about an issue that hasn’t really been discussed all that much. I’m glad that people are talking about it from the black perspective and the white perspective.
Forced to confront a reptile or an international financial crisis, I’ll take the reptile every time.
Social media forced us to look at the bigger picture. More people are standing up saying, ‘Hey, wait, this is beautiful, too,’ and the fashion industry is listening.
As a former federal judge, I am cognizant of the legal issues. As governor, I am forced to deal with their ramifications.
Players who are not from the U.K. have to get used to the winds. I have to adapt my style as a result as well. Often, you are forced to keep things simple.
In 1978, I had a near-fatal car accident in the Bahamas. There was a point when I could have lost my right arm – but it was good because it forced me to slow down and take a break.
We have arrived at that point of time in which we are forced to see our own humiliation, as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot be a productive of happiness, private or public.
Soccer was my first love, and I enjoyed playing on the left wing until a groin injury forced me out of the game in 2008.
Chad le Clos
Ed is very sexy because his emotions are really there – not forced.
The thing that forced me to think about my retirement was that I had played my cricket with honour and distinction, and I did not want to put myself in a position where I was considered a liability or unwanted by the selectors.
I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve been forced to move from zone to zone.
Growing up, movies were something my family and, later, my friends and I would stay up all night talking about. The movies I remember moved me and forced you to think about things that made you know yourself better.
In the U.S., we are free to speak our minds and to spend money without being forced to reveal our identities – except when using the Web. Browsing the Web leaves digital tracks everywhere in the form of log files, and anyone who hosts a Web site can be easily traced.
Everything I do is autobiographical in some way. ‘Wayne’s World’ was me growing up in the suburbs of Toronto and listening to heavy metal, and ‘Austin Powers’ was every bit of British culture that my father, who passed away in 1991, had forced me to watch and taught me to love.
I never staged a coup. They picked me up. Like I say, they forced me to become premier, maybe hoping that by that way, they send me to the electric chair.
Nguyen Cao Ky
I bought a book with guitar tabs and forced myself to learn. I would go to school and then come home and sit in my room for hours figuring out the songs.
In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live.
There’s kind of a gift in being gay because, if you come out, you’re forced to express yourself.
I feel that I fell somewhat under that category where I was using fighting to kind of run from my own self to an extent, to kind of numb the things that I thought about myself. When I had fighting taken away, I was forced to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘What are you without fighting?’
Now workers should have the right to join unions. But unions should not be forced upon workers. And unions should not have the power to take money our of their members’ paychecks to buy the support of politicians that are favored by the union bosses.
Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature.
Because I was a dancer, I started going to auditions for musical theater, which forced me to sing.
I move countries every three or four years. I was born in London, and we lived in Canada. Then we lived in Saudi Arabia until the Gulf War broke out, when we were forced to leave. Then we hop-scotched for a while from Holland back to Canada back to Saudi Arabia. Then there was D-day, so we had to get out again.
There is a feeling among the Arabs – encouraging terrorist activity is part of the broad new Arab strategy – that sooner or later, Israel will be forced to withdraw from Samaria, Judea and Gaza.
I’m like a decathlete who does all of the events he’s used to, but is being forced by certain circumstances to focus on three events, and being forced to focus on events that he wasn’t that interested in, and also weren’t his strongest events.
Learning how to rap actually improved my English, because it forced me to talk fast, and I used to suck at that.
We may not be proud of every song we’ve ever done – or been forced to do – but I believe we’ve done more than meets the eye.
I’ve always thought, since the beginning of my career, that it was better to take your time and write some good stuff and then go in and not be pushed or forced into just crankin’ stuff out, whether it was great or not.
A film is like a mad arranged marriage, with all these people who don’t necessarily want to be with each other forced into this intimate, exhausting process.
In the Premier League, you always have to be at your best. You get forced to get the best out of yourself.
If I had a reality show, it would probably be called ‘Keeping Fit with Jesse Tyler Ferguson’ because then I’d be forced to hit the gym every day.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Reading Stephen King’s book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema.
During college, I found academics repulsive and forced myself to study subjects I didn’t want to pursue.
A playwright who limits himself – or is limited – to a handful of characters is forced to concentrate on the essentials of the situation that he has chosen to portray.
We recognize the significant burden on patients from continued, rising insurance premiums and being forced increasingly to pay the full list price for medicines at the pharmacy counter.
One-third of Americans have already been forced to change their lifestyle because their disposable income is gone. A guy can’t go to the corner bar after a rough day at work to have a beer, that’s gone to oil!
Having the responsibilities of family life forced me to drown out office politics and focus on delivering my best at home and work.
I find myself increasingly forced to think of my ethnic identity instead of the national identity I adopted as a boy in 1976. That is discomfiting for me, and a tragedy for America.
The great evil of American slavery was involuntary servitude or forced labor. I really believe that the true evil of American slavery was the narrative of racial difference that we created to justify it.
My dad has always played and coached, so that’s what I knew. I played other sports but always turned toward soccer and had the same love for it as my father. They never forced me to play; I always wanted to. I was always around it.
I know electric knives are excellent for carving turkeys that have had their bones removed and been forced into a mold to shape them. Please note that those turkeys are called hams.
When people are deprived of a sense, their other senses get heightened. If you’re culturally devoid of something – of weather, of artistry, of interesting architecture, all the way down the line to culture itself – you’re either forced to give in and get that car dealership, or you manufacture those things for yourself.
I was being groomed to be a tennis player for sure. My grandparents and parents realised I had a natural athletic ability and if I was forced to do it, I could probably do well. But all I wanted was to play pretend.
The workers who get hurt by corner-cutting often do not realize they are being wronged. Even when they do, they do not have the support and resources to fight back. Without a union to stand behind them, these workers are forced to stay in bad jobs, or face no job at all.
Too often in the past, U.S. leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American strategic interests in the Middle East – through concessions in the peace process as well as passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks.
Since I joined Congress, I’ve been shocked at how many times we were forced to vote on 1,000-plus-page bills without ample time to read or review what was in the final legislation. It’s no wonder Congress doesn’t enact good policy.
I would never write about someone that forced me to write at a lower register than what I can write.
The whole concept behind ‘Forty Chances’ is really a mindset: If everybody thought they had to put themselves out of business in 40 years, you had 40 chances to succeed in what your primary goals are, you would probably be more urgent and you would be forced to change quicker.
Howard Graham Buffett
I’ve never really learned anything when I feel like it’s being forced down my throat.
I liked school, but I used to dread those moments when the teacher would call me up to give an oral report. I forced myself to deal with it and not dwell on the class in front of me – to keep a straight face, give the report and concentrate on getting it right. That’s normally how I perform. That’s how I am.
I was injured by an enemy hand grenade in Afghanistan in 2010. I spent three years recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center… And through that three years, I was forced to search for the silver linings during the long dark and painful nights and days in the hospital.
I grew up in dance studios. I was forced to be in several numbers in recitals and dance competitions. I took one tap class – literally one class – and then I quit.
I cannot assume emotions I do not feel, and must describe Jerusalem as I found it. Since being here, I have read the accounts of several travellers, and in many cases the devotional rhapsodies – the ecstacies of awe and reverence – in which they indulge, strike me as forced and affected.
I’ve learned to recognize, a lot of it forced through the process of recovery, that I’m wired wrong in certain ways; the chemical balance of my brain is off in terms of depression a little bit.
You kind of did fight for food, so I filled up my plate. My dad would make us finish it, and I’d sit there crying because I’d have to finish all that food. I think that forced my stomach to stretch.
I think Republicans need to take income inequality more seriously. Not because I favor equality of outcomes. I do not. I think the Right is correct to stress merit and earned rewards, not handouts and forced equality. But I think what Republicans are blind to is that power corrupts.
It was he who impressed, time and again, the necessity of singing as nature intended, and – I remember – he constantly warned, don’t let the public know that you work. So I went slowly. I never forced the voice.
For me ‘Oliver Twist’ is a political novel. It is a furious critique of the treatment of orphans and poor children who were forced to spend their early lives in ghastly institutions.
You want to get the sack, but you want to get the forced fumble and the fumble recovery. And if you get the touchdown, that’s the cherry on top. But you’re looking for those three always.
That’s the thing I’m worst at: resting. I have to be forced to do it. Sometimes I think of loopholes. ‘Oh, I’m just going for a walk, up a dune that’s 45 degrees, but I’m walking, so it’s not a workout.’
When I was coming through as a professional wrestler, as a young man in 2003 and 2004, there really wasn’t much of a wrestling scene in the U.K. to take advantage of or make a living in, so I was forced to have to go to the U.S. and kinda make a living from it out there.
I feel it’s tougher for the guys, because if I break up with them, then they can go on and be forced to watch me on TV every day. I don’t see them.
Put your financial life on autopilot as a form of ‘forced’ saving.
I liked the fact that I was forced to get inside of my emotions and to really try to figure out a lot of what I was going through.
The real, raw, driven-to-tears type scenes have always scared me since I was very young working as an actor. And to this very day, I get tremendously neurotic making sure nothing is forced or fake.
Being forced to lose weight is not good.
It’s really good to be forced to get away and try something else, find something that’s exciting.
Football is, honestly, so objectively bad that I have always been convinced that the only reason it is so ‘popular’ is some kind of mass conspiracy. Everyone who ‘likes’ it is just pretending to like it because they see other people ‘liking’ it, and now we are all forced to endure it.
It did not prepare me for writing or ‘Power of Attorney.’ However, what it did is that it forced me out of the DA’s office. I stopped getting that county check.
If you are not forced to change, then there are no reasons to change.
Marco van Basten
I want to be an Actress that is forced to change in order to play certain characters or tell stories. I don’t want to just play a version of myself.
I think everyone who makes movies should be forced to do television. Because you have to finish. You have to get it done, and there are a lot of decisions made just for the sake of making decisions. You do something because it’s efficient and because it gets the story told and it connects to the audience.
We teenage girls are faced with a quandary: we know what we want but are forced to wait for our male counterparts to grow up. We are ready for intense and meaningful relationships, but research indicates that males will not reach maturity until their mid-20s.
The judge is forced for the most part to reach his audience through the medium of the press whose reporting of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.
Irving R. Kaufman
My very first movie, ‘Mary Poppins,’ which I talk about, it just turned me into an obsessive, creative creature who had to sort of reply to the experience by drawing things, making things. It was like it forced – it made me into this obsessive, creative creature… I don’t know any other way of putting it.
I am forced to view the Middle East as if I am looking in a mirror that has been shattered.
What you can show using physics, forces this universe to continue to exist. As long as you’re using general relativity and quantum mechanics you are forced to conclude that God exists.
Due to the closure of many deaf schools in the U.K., deaf children are forced to attend mainstream school. I don’t mind this idea: I think it’s inclusive, and it better prepares children for life in a hearing world. I don’t mind this idea – if that child gets the right support.
If one has fear, there can be no initiative in the creative sense of the word. To have initiative in this sense is to do something original – to do it spontaneously, naturally, without being guided, forced, controlled. It is to do something which you love to do.
As a kid who grew up in Montana, I resent regulation being formulated and forced in Washington from bureaucrats that have never been to Montana.
As we grow, our music grows, and it’s very natural and organic, and it’s nothing that’s forced, which is really, really important to us because we don’t want to just do something drastic just to do it.
When coffee prices fall below production costs, farmers are often forced off their land, and they lose their homes, everything. With fair trade, farmers get a fair price for their harvest with a guaranteed minimum, so they can invest in their crops.
In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, American voters were forced to choose between a liberal Democrat and weak establishment Republicans. Democrats won both times.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
You’re forced to think about what your goals are and you clarify them because you’re taking this journey with another person and you need to be open with your partner.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
I was 17 when I was forced into marriage. I had no hand in it, and I didn’t even enjoy being with the man. Also, I wanted to study, but no one listened to me. I wanted to move forward in life, it wasn’t a happy situation. Because of some family problems, I had to stick around.
There used to be rather serious firewalls between the artist and the buying public – the gallery, the publisher. And technology demolishes that wall and basically says, ‘Self-promote or die.’ And that is a bad head for any sort of artist to be forced into.
Of all the labels and tags and epithets people have forced upon me, there’s one I don’t dislike. I get called the ‘enfant terrible.’ In every article, it’s always there. So I have to give that a meaning.
Like every country, North Korea has some very smart people. They could be contributing a lot more to science and other areas, but North Koreans are forced to spend so much time memorising the fake history of our dictators and other propaganda, so are at a huge disadvantage.
If women are being oppressed in Egypt or children are being forced to join armies in the Congo, for example, it is not only acceptable but wonderful for Americans to be concerned, outraged, and active.
By middle school, I said to myself that it’s time I begin to speak. I joined the choir, not because I wanted to. I forced myself.
Juan Felipe Herrera
The Kiss scene was attempted three times. The first was in a peculiar spot of the fort on the ground level. It felt forced to me, and I knew right away that, in spite of what others were saying, it was dead wrong.
In most of the European countries – France stands out in its resistance to this particular form of American cultural imperialism – the national film industries were forced onto the defensive after the war by such binding agreements.
A country, people, and society are in a sorry state when the guardians of its democratic values and the rule of law are the officers of the armed forces who are forced to stand up to the mob and the politicians who incite it and kowtow to it.
In these difficult times, the feeling of solidarity with my Jewish co-religionists is doubly gratifying and comforting in view of the deprivation of rights with which German Jews are now forced to live.
I think there is a point in every teenager’s life where they are forced to come into themselves.
Migration is as natural as breathing, as eating, as sleeping. It is part of life, part of nature. So we have to find a way of establishing a proper kind of scenario for modern migration to exist. And when I say ‘we,’ I mean the world. We need to find ways of making that migration not forced.
Gael Garcia Bernal
The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions.
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
Every time something is taken away, you’re forced to take a step back and realize how much that thing means to you. You don’t realize what you’ve got until it’s gone.
It is hard to be enthusiastic about the economy’s prospects when house prices are falling: Households spend less, small business owners can’t use homes as collateral for loans and local governments are forced to cut jobs and programs as property-tax revenue disappears.
Who says men don’t cry? I used to sob like a baby as I was forced to move around in a wheelchair for two months after twin surgeries on my toes.
I’ve become wary of interviews in which you’re forced to go back over the reasons why you made certain decisions. You tend to rationalize what you’ve done, to intellectually review a process that is often intuitive.
Although both sides of my family were religious, I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith. I did not really rebel against it, but then, as today, I disliked organized religion. I have a strange inhibition about praying with others.
My wife has forced me to wear designer jeans, and I find… there must be two or three hundred different kinds of jeans you can wear, all of which are made out of denim and look roughly the same. People are different. They have different tastes, different bodies. Cellphones ought to be the same.
You know, ‘The Golden Girls’ was a very unusual show to start on. I was young, and it was a show about old people, and it was a very traditional show, but it was also an amazing training ground for a joke-writer. It forced me to learn those skills.
You are forced to have the best data capture, the best information, when you have goods in hundreds of factories around the world, and the question is: ‘Where is everything?’ And how do you bring it all together?
The history of the Zionist enterprise is well-known: surrounded and outnumbered by hostile neighbours, the nascent Israel was forced to defend itself against invasion and certain destruction.
I think art is the only thing that’s spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people’s interpretations of God. I don’t think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.
We’re a very success-driven culture, which is such a downer at times. Even if you don’t think that way, you’re forced to think that way. Everyone is trying to subconsciously out-do everyone else.
A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
If you choose to do something, then you shouldn’t say it’s a sacrifice, because nobody forced you to do it.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Before Medicare, nearly half of American seniors were forced to go without coverage because insurance companies were reluctant to insure them – making the chances of having health insurance as a senior the same as getting tails on a coin flip.
John B. Larson
It simply isn’t fair for senators to cut to the front of the line when seniors around the country have been forced to wait for hours to get a flu shot.
First of all, we have seen now in six years of Obamacare that it has been a disaster. It is the biggest job-killer in this country. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs, have been forced into part-time work, have lost their health insurance, have lost their doctors, have seen their premiums skyrocket.
If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works.
John Dos Passos
I’m not here if Bill Hunter never forced my hand in wrestling. It was a pivotal point in my life.
It’s one thing to have forced time off as an actor, and another thing when you actually say, ‘I don’t want to read anything, and I don’t want to talk to anybody.’
I was never an A student. I never really liked going to school like many of my friends. There were just too many students and too competitive. We were sort of forced into studying to go to college. It was like if we didn’t go to college, society looked at us as failures. We didn’t know what to do with the situation.
Sung Jin Park
We who follow the teachings of Elijah Muhammad don’t want to be forced to integrate. Integration is wrong. We don’t want to live with the white man; that’s all.
In theory, I absolutely love to work from home, in all its warmth and comfort, but have reluctantly been forced to confess that it’s a total failure.
‘Deadline’ is the story of a young man forced to discover who he is, and what’s important in life, during the short span of his senior year in high school.
The advent of AIDS circa 1980 has really forced medicine and biology to take enormous steps just for sheer survival. The same way war propels hard technology, AIDS has created wartime conditions in the field of biology that will have all sorts of spin-offs.
Paul Di Filippo
My father was an individualist, and I took after him. At school, however, one is forced to be gregarious. I didn’t resent this, but I didn’t particularly enjoy it, and whenever I could, I withdrew into my own private world.
Christopher Robin Milne
Believe it or not, friendships are difficult to write in fiction. They can easily come across as forced, particularly if they involve too much explication and too many overt gestures of affection.
If you go back in time to the ’60s, the ’70s, probably the early ’80s, British professional wrestling was the most respected region of professional wrestling on the planet, and somewhere along the way that got lost and wrestlers were forced to America or Japan or even Mexico to make a living.
The whole process of music for me is something absolutely honest and really naked and bare, so I never forced myself to write in French.
If I had tried to adopt the tone and vibe of other serious journalists, that would have come across as insincere, forced, and false.
There was a time my parents never listened to me. They wouldn’t have forced me into marriage had they heard me out. But now, they support me.
After high school, I earned a scholarship to play Division I soccer at a small school in North Carolina, but I didn’t get much playing time, which forced me to determine who I was beyond the field, something I had previously never had to do.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
Paul forced the Beatles to work a lot harder than they would have otherwise, and he did the same thing with Wings.
Costly jail calls and high commissary fees have forced families to choose between paying their bills and talking to their loved ones who are serving time, adding further costs to an already difficult situation.
I do not like to use a player solely to make a member of the opposing team, for one simple reason: when we cannot retrieve the ball, we are forced to defend with ten men, giving the opponents an advantage.
You can be a great researcher, and you can think you have great ideas, but until you’re forced to talk to a potential customer, you never really know.
Our artists and writers should not be forced like soldiers to die on foreign soil or to return wounded and crawl famously into a hole.
One of the best things about Kickstarter and crowdfunding and the collapse of the music business is a lot of artists like me have been forced to face our own weird mess about ourselves and what we thought it meant to become musicians.
I was kind of forced to rebound at a young age. I was usually at the back in the press of the 2-3 zone, because my brothers were smaller than me. So I usually got most of the rebounds.
I never want to have to take certain roles, because I want to maintain a certain level of artistic credibility. But sometimes you’re forced to do things for the money.
A woman at the Limited once asked me, ‘Why do you work?’ She said, ‘You made a lot of money as a young man, so why are you still working?’ I had never thought about it before. Forced to consider it, I told her, ‘You know why? Because I think that if you stop to smell the roses, you’ll get hit by a truck.’
Some women are forced by men to look a certain way to be accepted by the general public, and I find that terrible.
What’s really sad is that a lot of very talented people are being forced to do things that are very embarrassing and I don’t intend to be one of them.
Like every Aussie actor, I’d rather be working here; it’s just we’ve all been forced to go to the States. Business-wise, as an actor, it’s more lucrative, and there’s also a lot more of it there.
When you’re forced to watch something in school, you never really enjoy it; you sort of rebel against it in a certain way.
The streets of India are not safe for children, and every year, thousands are forced to live on the streets, avoiding being kidnapped or worse.
The highest compliment one can give a writer is not to say that one wholeheartedly agrees with his observations, but that he provoked – really, forced – difficult thinking about consequential matters and internal questioning of one’s own assumptions, often without quick or clear resolution.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are forced to play in something called the ‘Quicken Loans Arena.’ This is a terrible name for a sports venue.
I wanted to be heard myself, which is hard in a household of people who were very showy. It forced me to find myself and define a personality and a way of being different, and that’s a thing that’s going to help me to survive in a world of many people playing the guitar.
Photography brought a lot to painting because it forced artists to think about what painting could do that photography couldn’t.
Religion was used as an ideology, as a system of control. When they forced the veil upon women, they were using it as an instrument of control in the same way that in Mao’s China people were wearing Mao jackets and women were not supposed to wear any makeup.
We need a straitjacket around Congress when it comes to spending so that they are forced to do what 49 states are required to do and what every family business and every family is required to do, and that’s live within their means.
Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.
Democrats don’t react the same way Republicans do, because they are not forced to react the same way Republicans are forced to react. They get to be as corrupt as, basically, they want, and just ignore it.
As a kid, I trained to be an Olympic gymnast. My schedule was rigorous. Four hours a day, Monday through Saturday, I was at the gym. My body was like a boy’s, narrow hips, flat-chested, wide shoulders. When I was 12, I badly injured my ankle and was forced to stop training immediately.
Amanda de Cadenet
Sometimes you’re forced into change.
Let’s be clear: no one is forced into hazing. If you don’t want to be hazed, don’t join a fraternity.
No-one is forced to stand for Parliament; no-one is compelled to become a minister. If you take on those roles, which are great privileges, you also take on big responsibilities.
This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war.
Radicals must be resilient, adaptable to shifting political circumstances, and sensitive enough to the process of action and reaction to avoid being trapped by their own tactics and forced to travel a road not of their choosing. In short, radicals must have a degree of control over the flow of events.
If you are forced to give someone an opportunity when you don’t want to, that’s going to turn you even more against it.
It accumulates over the years and I’ve led so many bands of my own now and forced myself into new situations… You would hope that you play better and better – until you just get too feeble to do it anymore.
A strong willed woman is often feared. But more often she is pushed to the tether of her patience, forced to bend down.
Shweta Basu Prasad
I got thrust a guitar by my mum as a little kid and always played it. I sort of fell in and out of love with it, there were times when I hated it when I was ten and was forced to go to lessons.
To be forced to defend oneself is an inherently undesirable position to be in. The focus shifts from ideas to the person conveying them.
With commitment and the right investments, we can create a San Francisco where no one is forced, relegated, or allowed to sleep on the streets, and where no one endures addiction or mental illness on the streets without supportive and effective services.
Arranged marriages get a bad reputation. Do they always work? No, but that’s true of all marriages. As long as you aren’t forced, who cares how you get together?
I was forced to say, ‘I will not censor the Internet.’ But I was never convinced.
The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that’s not of your choosing simply because you’re out-voted.
It’s as simple as you can explain all of ‘Dallas.’ We’re a dysfunctional family forced to stay together.
I don’t think I’m being forced to grow up too fast; I would rather people treat me like an adult.
I hear daily from Hoosier veterans who are forced to wait months on end for their disability claims to be processed. Unfortunately, this is typical.
My grandmother lived under Japanese colonial rule until she was nine. Korea, still united and whole, was colonized in 1910. During this period of forced occupation, Japanese teachers taught Korean students how to view the world through their imperialist language, their history, their foreign tongue.
Crystal Hana Kim
When you’re in an industry where you’re forced to grow up so quickly, part of you never grows up, and that’s a good thing.
Today, actors aren’t forced to ditch their regional accents like they used to. The best example’s Tom Baker, a Scouser who went to great lengths to change his accent and ended up with something alien – and fantastic. It’s sad that when the likes of him go, there won’t be those sorts of accents any more.
On a Tuesday, September 11th, 1973, we had the military coup in Chile that forced me to leave my country eventually. And then, on a Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, we had the terrorist attack in the United States.
Women live in a world where we are forced to consider our safety at every turn. We minimize risk while we maximize activity. It’s this constant balancing act that we do.
In India, we are forced to choose our specialisation very early, whereas in some other countries, this can be done much later in life. While the British have abandoned this approach, we in India seem to be struggling with the old British system of education.
Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war.
I’m not chasing a hit record – that’s why I can make a hit record. It’s not forced at all; it just happens. It’s off of vibes.
O. T. Genasis
I sang a song at my sister’s wedding. My mother forced me into that, too. But that one felt all right.
Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.
I’ve had to work by myself at combines before and forced myself to work out alone all the way back to high school. You have to be self-motivated.
I grew up going to school and high school and then shooting a movie for a few months. It’s an odd way to grow up and is kind of forced maturity.
I never witness a performance of child-acrobats, or the exhibition of any forced talent, physical or mental, on the part of children, without protesting, at least in my own mind, against the blindness and cruelty of their parents or guardians or whoever has care of them.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
Around the world, human traffickers trick many people into slavery by false promises of good jobs or good education, only to find themselves forced to work without pay, under the threat of violence.
In New England, I learned so much about football. I always thought I was a smart player, even though I never thought about anything but the six inches in front of my face. In New England, I was forced to learn so many schematic concepts.
You notice patterns. White guests often are mortified – that word again – when they learn their ancestors owned slaves. But I’ve never had a black guest who was upset to learn about white ancestry that probably involved forced sexual relations.
Henry Louis Gates
If I’m being forced to do something I don’t want to do, my real self comes out. But whether or not I’m aware of it, no matter what happens, I’m always going to have a fake self, and I’m not going to judge my fake self.
I have nothing in my life besides my work. I am obsessed with it. I leave my house only when I’m forced to.
In Arizona, where farm dust is currently regulated, farmers are forced to park tractors on windy days to prevent getting strapped with outrageous fines.
The history of business has shown that companies usually only regulate themselves if they’re forced to by legislation, or out of self-interest – often in the shape of a marketable message that will help sell more products.
I do love being at home. But when it’s forced, it’s a little bit different.
When I auditioned for ’21 Jump Street,’ it was a last minute thing. I had one of the worst flus that I’ve ever experienced in my life, and I was forced to go to the audition, the screen test.
There was so much on ‘Superstar’ that we didn’t intend. I mean, there were things that we did which were innovative, but some of them were forced on us because we couldn’t get anybody to do the show. ‘Evita’ was much more sophisticated. That doesn’t make it better, but it does make it different. We knew what we were doing.
In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the government. The government will not use force unless force is used against it.
The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly. Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief.
I’d say a lot of black comics were forced to do the black comedy circuit. I’d go into black comedy clubs and see what they’re going through, which is different because they’re almost made to be in another world.
I always just forced myself to do crazy things in public. In college I would push an overhead projector across campus with my pants just low enough to show my butt. Then my friend would incite the crowd to be like, ‘Look at that idiot!’ That’s how I got over being shy.
In practical terms, Israel has become the eyes and ears of the United States in the Middle East. This arrangement has freed the United States from a heavy intelligence-gathering burden. But it has also forced the Americans to depend upon the Israelis.
One of the best essays I’ve seen in recent years was by a young woman who wrote about how being chosen to choreograph a high school musical forced her to assume a leadership role she wasn’t sure she was ready for – but of course she was.
Tolerance is forced on people in London.
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields
But in the free market system, you’re forced to change.
‘Feminist comedy,’ practically an oxymoron, had a couple of good years after WWII. Chalk it up to the forced female autonomy that occurred during wartime, when Rosie the Riveter went to work in the factories, constructing the Allies’ war machines while taking charge of the finances, the home, and the children.
Of all the writers I have read, Vladimir Nabokov has made the biggest impression on me because he, despite living through the 1917 February Revolution, forced exile amidst the anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, the two World Wars and quite a lot of controversy, was an author who never gave up.
Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different.
Korean, yes, I am now fluent in Korean. I was not always. When I got to Korea, I was constantly put on TV shows not knowing what was going on. So that forced me to learn Korean so I could stop looking like an idiot.
I’m tired of seeing American jobs, manufacturing, and headquarters forced overseas due to a tax code that works against us.
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
Thousands of Americans are forced to join unions as a condition of employment, with little to no chance of ever having their voices heard.
The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our nose, and we will be forced to flee.
If you know that life is basically going to be horrendously difficult, at best, and all but unlivable at worst, or possibly even unlivable, do you go on? And the choice to go on is the only thing that I think can be called hope. Because if hope isn’t forced to encounter the worst possibility, then it’s a lie.
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
George Bernard Shaw
Nobody forced me to look any way. I just exaggerated what was already there.
What I love about my work is that I’m forced to look through my character’s eyes.
Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you’re forced back on your own imagination.
People don’t want to see me having a bad morning. They have job problems, financial problems, family pressures, kids to get off to school. The last thing they want to wake up to is someone showing them the same problems. So maybe that’s the one time I am forced to act.
I like New York because you’re kind of forced to smell everybody else’s funk. So it keeps you biologically attached to the world around you.
Arab youth are taught to wonder, ‘Since the Holocaust was a European affair, why are the Palestinians being forced to pay for the creation of Israel?’
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
When universities are forced to recruit more and more from outwith Scotland just to balance the books, it is inevitable that doors are being slammed shut on some of our brightest talent.
At times, we were forced to go through a history of dependence, unable to determine our own destiny. But today, we are at the threshold of a new turning point.
I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.
When guys leave – whether they decide to leave or they’re forced out – there’s usually this period of time we see them around the world, and they can ride that WWE wave and use it, and then it goes away. It loses its luster after a few months.
Therapy is so personal but it can be a really amazing tool so long as you are not forced into it.
The market is so competitive. There are so many products that are similar. So we are forced to invest in innovative research in new products that are one or two years ahead of the market.
We think Android is very, very fragmented, and becoming more fragmented by the day. And as you know, Apple strives for the integrated model so that the user isn’t forced to be the systems integrator.
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
ACT UP was trying to explain to Americans that AIDS could affect all of us: that health care that ended once your disease was expensive could affect more than gay men with HIV or AIDS. We were trying to tell them about the future – a future they didn’t yet see and would be forced to accept if they failed to act.
If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you.
William Tecumseh Sherman
There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.
Nobody held a gun to my head and forced me to write recaps about the tenth season of ‘American Idol.’ Although I feel like someone must have and I just forgot about it.
Paul F. Tompkins
If I were a congressman who had voted for the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, I’d claim it was forced on our country by a sinister international organization.
P. J. O’Rourke
The truth is my dad was a lovely man who had to retire early from his job as an engineer because he had osteoporosis. It meant he was forced to wear a harness and could hardly breathe.
Technology forced me to divorce a pixie and remarry a pixel.
I was one of those children forced into fighting at the age of 13, in my country Sierra Leone, a war that claimed the lives of my mother, father and two brothers. I know too well the emotional, psychological and physical burden that comes with being exposed to violence as a child or at any age for that matter.
If lenders are forced to scale back student lending because private student loans are subject to bankruptcy discharge, many students will be denied access to higher education.
I was forced, more or less, to go to anger management. I was either going to make myself and everyone around me miserable, or I was going to realize that there’s more than one person on this Earth. It definitely has made me a better person.
Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down. Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago. She was jealous of the freedom life gave me.
China’s one-child policy punishes families for having ‘out-of-plan’ children, resulting in sex-selective abortion and tens of millions of ‘missing girls’ as well as forced abortion and sterilization campaigns.
I was forced to come into politics because Saakashvili had destroyed the opposition. I had a choice either to leave the country, because it was dangerous to live here, or to go into politics.
I forced myself to watch Spanish TV and listen to Spanish radio all the time. I think I’m lucky because, for whatever reason, people from the Balkans seem to have a talent for learning languages.
It is always comfortable and easy to work with your life-partner because the chemistry is already there. You don’t have to work towards it, whereas if you have to make an effort, then it can look artificial and forced on screen.
The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
Please don’t think that I am one of those squishy types who can’t handle reality. I have plenty of real-world things to deal with all the time. I have deadlines, meetings, I answer the phone, I get turned down, I wait in lines and am forced to pass for normal all the time.
The unending chase for money, I believe, threatens to steal our democracy itself. I’ve used the word ‘corrupting,’ and I want to be very clear about it: I mean by it not the corruption of individuals, but a corruption of a system itself that all of us are forced to participate in against our will.
Change before you’re forced to change.
I bottled up all my emotions and forced myself to grow up faster than I needed to.
I spend a fair bit of time in Los Angeles, and there is much I love about the place – the weather, the food, the beaches and the golf. And a few things I don’t. Like the way an enormous number of mentally ill people seem to be forced to live on the streets with little or nothing in the way of government assistance.
It is important to understand the continuing, confused fascination with the Second World War. For most of us, the great unspoken question is how would we have behaved in the face of danger and when forced to make major moral choices.
Our bodies are constantly giving us signals about what we can and cannot handle. It’s when we choose to ignore them that we can get overworked and be forced to sit out for a while.
I love finding out-of-the-box inspirations and blending them with what I’ve done in the past. And when I started to experiment with genres, it didn’t sound forced. Maybe that’s because it’s all music that I listened to growing up, and it’s all music that I love.
The thing about school is that if you’re forced into learning stuff, you’re not going to be into it.
Nobody will leave any place unless they’re forced out. That’s the nature of humans. Once you’re there, you’re there. I’ve never seen anybody get up voluntarily and leave any place.
The premise of ‘Deadline’ forced me to go against my own grain with a character determined to find all that is valuable in that time. I believe this is a story about redemption; how, even with the best intentions, it’s sometimes found and sometimes not.
I want China to stop appropriating our technology. China is, through forced technology transfer and through stealing our technology, but really forced technology transfer, is cutting out the beating heart of American innovation.
If they’re acting like a dog, sometimes you’re forced to treat people like dogs.
I was not interested in films, but I was forced to act when I was just 14 or 15 years old. Now, I feel that that was not the right age to enter films. One should at least be 21 to enter the industry.
I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.
A lot of young people have been raised on our music, or rather had it forced upon them by their parents.
When I was at school, I was forced to play lacrosse, a game in which tiny, rock-hard missiles fly at your head, and you must catch them with a stick to avoid a brain haemorrhage. I was regularly punished for not taking part more wholeheartedly.
Victoria Coren Mitchell
As a supporter of secularism, I am willing to accept same-sex weddings in a state-sanctioned register office, on grounds of equity. As a believer in Islam, however, I insist that no mosque be forced to hold one against its wishes.
I have a lot of scripts that come my way, and some of them take a bit longer to read than others. There are a lot of things that I have to pass on because I’m just not into it, and sometimes the story is slightly forced.
When you connect as many memories to your geography as I have, and then you see that geography change around you, you’re forced to reckon with the passage of time.
If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law, then liberty will soon be dead in this nation.
LOL is rarely OL, or even really L. A real out-loud laugh – not the forced social variety, which is closer to barking than laughing – is uncommon among adults.
Fidel Castro’s most scandalous show trial was not mounted against a political figure but against a writer: Heberto Padilla. In 1971, after 38 days of detention, Mr. Padilla was forced to ‘confess’ at the Cuban writers’ union to the charges of ‘subversive activities.’
I forced myself to have a big family because I never had a big family.
Iran would have become a nuclear power had President Obama not united most of the world in boycotting Iranian oil sales, which crippled Iran’s economy and forced it to negotiate. Other presidents tried to stop Iran’s nuclear program. They failed. Obama succeeded.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.
People destroy relationships because they force unnecessary issues instead of letting it grow naturally and organically. Once somebody feels trapped or forced into something it’s only a matter of time before they run.
My father never forced me, but chemistry was my best subject.
People tend to throw up hands at Michael Jackson’s multifarious bizarreness. But is it really so strange? The boy was forced to work by a cruel and physically abusive father starting at the age of 7.
I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original.
It’s heartbreaking to see theater people be forced to accept the business side of show business.
To teach one’s self is to be forced to learn twice.
I did Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ once. Two months in, I remember going, ‘Human beings shouldn’t be forced to do or watch this play every night.’ It’s so dark and so bottomless.
A real possibility exists that we will be forced to confront, contain, and ultimately defeat radicalism and al-Qaeda alone, or at least with far fewer allies in the region than we had before.
Travel means growth. You have to see something new. You have to grow. You can’t grow in the same place. Travel takes the edge off and you are thrust into a new environment where you are forced to survive and to learn the language.
Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time.
It’s actually a pretty basic concept: when businesses feel secure and confident, they are more likely to grow, hire, and invest. Conversely, when the economy is unstable, businesses often become much more risk averse, and in many cases, they’re forced to make undesirable cuts that affect their bottom line.
The claim that SpongeBob makes your child dumber is a causal claim. If you do X, Y will happen. To prove that, you’d have to show that if you forced the children in the no-TV households to watch SpongeBob and changed nothing else about their lives, they would do worse in school.
With independent film, simply because they don’t have the money to make a big-budget film, they’re forced to make a story that’s important to them, that they would like to see on film, a personal story that people can relate to, about people, where you can see the love of the characters.
The benefits of our increasingly digital lives have been accompanied by new dangers, and we have been forced to consider how criminals and terrorists might use advances in technology to their advantage.
I was out of the house at 16 by my own doing. It forced me to really grow up and take care of myself, and I learned a lot of things that your parents usually teach you, on my own.
If you put pressure on your kids to book every audition, they won’t enjoy it anymore, and they won’t book it, either. Also, if they don’t want to go to an audition, they shouldn’t be forced to go. They have to want to do it.
I think that every homeowner has a fascination with real estate. You can’t deny that it’s such a huge player in our finances. It’s probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever purchase, so you’re forced to pay attention.
Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
Becoming a mom forced me to re-prioritize and make room for the things that are most important, while recognizing that there are things I can let go of, and the world won’t crumble around me.
During the 80s and 90s, we all became consumed with ourselves. In the 21st century, we’ve come back to simpler times. People are struggling economically and this has forced them to scale back the material aspects of their lives and realise the beauty of finding the simple joy in being with the people we love.
When I was seven my parents divorced. My father went to Dallas. My mom fled to the shelter of my grandparents in a strange central Ohio town of 22,000, Wooster. When it looked like I was growing up to be a wimp I was forced to live with my father, which I did not want to do.
My mum and dad teach, and all my brothers and sisters have been in ‘Riverdance’ and so forth. So I was forced to become a dancer; it’s part of my family history.
There’s a common misconception about running for office. People think it’s dreadful, morally compromising work. But I’ve found the opposite is true. It made a better person and a better feminist. It forced me to take a hard look at my shortcomings.
You have to know evolution to understand the natural world. And that cannot be a threat to people of faith. There’s a serious problem if you are forced by your faith to reject the most well-supported theory in all of science.
We knew when we started the Daily Muse, we wanted a recruiting-focused business model rather than an advertising-focused one. We felt like publishers were being forced to go to more and more extreme lengths to monetize through advertising.
Carter’s hopes died when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and he ended up having to reverse policy and launch the military buildup that Reagan continued. Mr. Obama would be forced back into a war on terror if terrorist groups pull off enough damaging or frightening attacks to force this issue to the fore.
Walter Russell Mead
We have people working for us full-time because they were forced to retire at 65. I know that I never want to stop working, and I am glad that I can offer positions to others who feel the same way.
In my house, education was the paramount value. And if you grew up in a neighborhood like mine, you were forced to decide early on what you stood for in life, because there were a lot of peer pressures that could take you the wrong way.
The unions claim the deck is stacked against them when it comes to labor laws, but the truth is many private and public sector workers are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, yet they have little say in how the unions spend their money.
If I am ever forced to choose between my identity as a Tamilian and an award from the central government, I will choose the former.
I try to stay away from forced intimacy.
Paz de la Huerta
Overcoming the obstacle of my diabetes diagnosis was something that forced me tackle the challenge head-on and, with an amazing support system, eventually come out stronger.
It’s not often one gets the chance to write this but, when it comes to the bailouts, especially the euro bailouts, Marxists are right. Working people are being forced to support a privileged few.
If Americans could legally access prescription drugs outside the United States, then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy.
Nearly 300,000 more people are forced to accept part-time employment because of this rotten non-recovery recovery than when Obama arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
We have a duty to ensure that patients don’t have to worry whether they’ll be dropped from their coverage if they get sick. Small business owners shouldn’t have to break the bank to provide coverage to their employees. And families should not be forced into bankruptcy because of a medical crisis.
I just want to live each moment, but it’s kind of hard to do that when you are asked to analyze yourself constantly. But it’s also good in that you are forced to think about things that you don’t ordinarily think about. I think it’s strange.
We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
The 2008 economic crisis and Great Recession forced widespread restructuring throughout the U.S. economy – not unlike a company gritting its teeth through a lifesaving bankruptcy.
You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Safe working conditions, fair wages, protection from forced labor, and freedom from harassment and discrimination – these must become standard global operating conditions.
The good thing about being an actor, and the gift of being an actor, is that you are beautifully forced to see the world with different eyes.
Jail was a result of me not taking time for myself. So I was forced to take some time for myself.
If we need simple narratives so people can amplify and spread them, are we forced to engage only with the simplest of problems?
I left my country because I was forced to, and I do not think that I am going to lose my language because I live in England.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
When I wanted to serve my country, I was forced to hide the most basic and human aspect of my life and my identity from the people to whom I was supposed to be the closest – and with whom I had to trust my life. I also had to hide from myself.
An old theory holds that air conditioning ruined Congress. Members no longer had to flee the Washington heat to spend the summer back home. The long vacation forced them to bond with their constituents.
I don’t know whether these people are going to find themselves, but as they live their lives they have no choice but to face up to the image others have of them. They’re forced to look at themselves in a mirror, and they often manage to glimpse something of themselves.
At the end of it, I’ll maybe do a coaching badge but I’m not going to get forced into things.
I wasn’t raised in any way where I was forced to be a vegetarian, too. I always had the choice. My mom would say, ‘I don’t eat the stuff, so I won’t cook it, but if you want to eat it, you can. Let me tell you why I don’t eat it.’ So she was open about it.
We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.
John Desmond Bernal
All around me, I see girls forced to become rat racers in the College Application Industrial Complex, the subculture where students must craft themselves into the perfect specimens for college admission and often lose their authenticity, love of learning, and sense of self in the process.
The time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of Palestine refugees in the homeland and the Diaspora, to end their displacement and to realize their rights, some of them forced to take refuge more than once in different places of the world.
I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company.
Despite the deep reforms we are making, traders and speculators have forced interest rates on Greek bonds to record highs.
The course that will restore to the workmen a father’s duties and responsibilities, between which and themselves the state has now stepped, is for them to reject all forced contributions from others, and to do their own work through their own voluntary combinations.
A friend forced me to watch ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ and even though it was a fantastic movie, I could only watch one.
I had given a presentation on design and happiness for quite a long while at design conferences. I had found thinking about the topic helpful for my own practice, as it forced me to consider the fundamentals, and the feedback from the audience was always enthusiastic.
What is problematic about Obamacare is that it is killing millions of jobs in this country and has killed millions of jobs. It has forced millions of people into part time work. It has caused millions of people to lose their insurance, to lose their doctors, and to face skyrocketing insurance premiums. That is unacceptable.
My musical taste and image is going to change naturally. It’s not forced; I do what comes natural to me. Sometimes, I like to be dark… other times, I like to be really light and ladylike.
So why don’t all religions get together and go to war with atheists? Because we all want the same thing: respect and tolerance and not to be forced to do anything we don’t want to.
If I walk into a room, I’m quite content to sit in the corner and chat with people who walk by. But coaching forced me to come out of my shell.
You can’t be judgmental about babies. They are all have different needs. I was left with an enduring hatred of cheese because it was forced down me when I was young.
I make documentaries from time to time to remind myself of reality. It’s like musicians doing scales to keep their fingers working: when you’re in the street, listening to people, you’re forced to be in the service of your subject.
Learning to read the Bible in the light of the times in which it was written is critical. Reading it uncritically, without understanding the cultural and historical setting of the text, leaves us forced to accept scientific and sociological norms of the ancient Near East from 3,000 years ago.
Women should not be forced to accept sexual harassment as the price of admission to a life and career in the political world. They should not have to endure unwanted touching, innuendo, and propositioning from men in positions of power.
J. B. Pritzker
I hate partying. If I’m forced to go to a party or a social gathering, I go in at 9:30 and leave at 10 P.M.
Governments are out of control, irresponsible, never have enough money, never tighten their own belts, and when they are forced to, they always threaten to shut down police departments and teachers and all these things.
When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn’t swallow the hypocrisy.
I’ve been forced to deal with my character assassination.
Prior to ‘Snowpiercer,’ I’ve done many other international project that forced me to be in an environment where I had to converse in English.
I never wore a tie voluntarily, even though I was forced to wear one for photos when I was young and for official events at school. I used to wrap my tie in a newspaper, and whenever the teacher checked I would quickly put it on again. I’m not used to it. Most Bolivians don’t wear ties.
I promise you, if you look at YouTube and see some of my first covers, you will hear that I don’t sound good. But I was so obsessed with it and wanted so much to be good at it that I forced myself to figure out what sounds right and what sounds wrong.
I think you should never be forced to be nice as an artist. An artist has to be uncomfortable in a way. Narcissistic and uncomfortable.
Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.
Looking at myself retrospectively, how I survived, how I was reactionary as my surroundings were ever changing and I didn’t have time to make thought out choices. My growth was quick, forced and dynamic.
Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness.
My poor sister was forced to be in the plays that I would write. We would go to my grandma’s retirement building and perform ‘Phantom of the Opera.’
I don’t like cooking and don’t cook until I am forced to. Then I expect everyone around to appreciate what I dish out.
I would continue to try to make songs how I did at the start. Wherever that be, like in your bedroom or coming up with ideas on the bus, as you grow that’s gonna change. Sometimes it can get forced.
The upside of a downward spiral into despair and defeat in young adulthood is that pretty early on, I was forced to face not only the foolish things I had done but also the stark realization that there was likely no end to what I was capable of doing.
We’re showing a situation that these kids are caught in and being forced to do but the violence is not glorified. Most of the kids in there are not wanting to be doing it.
When we first started, me and Rowan hated each other. I don’t know what it was. We just didn’t get along. We were forced to room together.
Jews have never, ever, ever wished to be separate, unless they were forced to be.
I was forced to learn a lot about psychology as a player, and as a captain to get the best out of others. There’s still a lot of scepticism about it in sport and the workplace, but dealing with fluctuations of form, and pressure, and being away from home are more important than your cover-drive.
Everything in Delhi is messed up. People are forced to buy bottled water as clean drinking water is not available.
I have never forced anyone to offer prayers in the team or to keep a beard.
Music forced into the air you breathe is an invasion of privacy!
When I was a girl, civil war in Sudan forced me to flee my home town of Wau.
I’m not the type of person that is forced.
Abdullah II of Jordan
If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.
I was forced away from the plantation because I wouldn’t go back and withdraw, you know, my literacy test after I had tried to take it. I wouldn’t go back.
Fannie Lou Hamer
I realized I loved working in television as well as film. Besides, if I hadn’t been forced to look for work in TV, I’d never have gotten to work on ‘Game of Thrones.’
I did swimming, gymnastics, dance, and the acting was just a small part. I didn’t have pushy parents; it wasn’t forced upon me. They just said, ‘See if you like it. If you do, great; if you don’t, don’t worry about it.’ I was really fortunate to have that guidance and supportive parents.
In its truest manifestation, where it gives judgments, poetry is super-luxury. It would be interesting to see what would happen to a High Court judge if he were forced to follow the true poetic formula, doing the job for love, being forced into pubs for relief.
I don’t like being forced to reduce my thoughts to sound bites.
The English prison system is altogether mediaeval and outworn. In some of its details, the system has improved since they began to send the Suffragettes to Holloway. I may say that we, by our public denunciation of the system, have forced these slight improvements.
It appears that the media filters we carry in our heads are like computers: they’ve been forced to get faster in order to keep up with the demands our high-speed society puts on them.
Roy H. Williams
No Ohio family should be forced to go hungry during the holidays or any time.
I’m forced away from what I would call my music. I can’t do another thing like ‘Maxinquaye.’ But if people didn’t go out and copy it, I might have done another three or four ‘Maxinquayes.’ Which is terrible.
I think that governments are going to get disrupted by the blockchain. I think in the same way that the Internet forced everyone to evolve, the Blockchain is going to change the game again.
When I was little, my older brother, Gary, was forced to read a book a week in fourth grade. The books he liked he threw on my bed when he was finished with them. This continued throughout my childhood and made me a reader for life.
One of the noxious features of Obamacare was its forced march into a single, federally designed package of health benefits.
My senior school didn’t play football. It was a rugby and cricket school, and as I was on a sports scholarship, I was forced to play rugby.
Chefs are artists, and I couldn’t be happy with my art if I was forced to use cheap ingredients.
I try to avoid Politico to spare myself psoriasis of the brain but so many journalists cite it that I’m forced to be aware of it no matter how big a moat I build.
Businesswomen are fine. But they shouldn’t be forced to pay for the raising of the family. It’s the husband’s job. That’s the way I see it.
I’ve done some awful auditions, and I’ve really done some horrible work, but it forced me to flex those muscles, and that’s what makes you a better actor, just doing bad work and seeing what looks bad and growing from it.
The securities laws of the 1930s were so important because it forced companies to file registration statements and issue prospectuses, and it remedied the imbalance of information.
When I began working in Yahoo, my family moved with me. Despite our efforts, our kids wanted to study in Los Angeles, and I was forced to see my family and friends only on weekends. In the beginning I even enjoyed it, but knew that at some stage I’d want to go back home.
No one should ever be forced to choose between food and education, or medicine and shelter when they don’t have the resources. It’s very unfair.
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.