Top 75 Whim Quotes

We have collected the best Whim Quotes by famous authors including George Packer, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jason Chaffetz, Meagan Tandy, Rachel Hunter and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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I don’t think they need to be nice to reporters, but the White House seems to imagine that releasing information is like a tap that can be turned on and off at their whim.

George Packer
As an actor, you do feel very powerless… you are at the whim of the agent who submits you for a project, and then at the audition, you are at the whim of the casting director who will cast you or not.

Donna Lynne Champlin
When your economy is subject to the whims of Libya and Nigeria and Venezuela, you have a problem.

Jason Chaffetz
Yes, my pageant career was incredibly short. I started at 19 and was done at 21. I started by competing for Miss California Teen, which I wound up winning, and I literally just entered the contest on a whim!

Meagan Tandy
My dad was very fun and very adventurous, and from a formative age I learned to value men who would do things on a whim.

Rachel Hunter
I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.

Thomas Merton
During the couple of years it took to write ‘At The Bottom of Everything’, I decided, on the sort of hopeful whim that occasionally overtakes me, to sign up for piano lessons.

Ben Dolnick
I wrote a ‘Lenny Letter’ on a whim, and it felt indulgent, but people came up to me with tears in their eyes saying, ‘Thank you.’ There’s so much shame about mental illness in our country and so many stereotypes about women being ‘crazy’ or ‘psycho.’

Whitney Cummings
I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.

bell hooks
A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.

Annie Dillard
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.

Charles Churchill
I’ve been wanting to produce for some time because I want to have more creative control over the things that I do and not be victim to the whims of other people’s desires.

Kerry Washington
If liberals no longer pride themselves on being the adults in the room, the bulwark against the whims of the mob, our national descent into chaos will be complete.

Thomas Chatterton Williams
This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.

James Reston
I’m an immigrant writer, or an African writer, or an Ethiopian-American writer, and occasionally an American writer according to the whims and needs of my interpreters.

Dinaw Mengestu
Tattoos are a thing I’ve never really planned out. They just kind of happen spontaneously, on a whim. It’s kind of like curating a watch collection, it just kind of happens. I like it to happen organically.

J. J. Redick
Everything Republicans once claimed to advocate – entitlement reform, free trade, standing up to dictators, encouraging the march of freedom around the world – turns out to be negotiable and reversible, depending on Donald Trump’s whims and the furies of his base.

Bret Stephens
Amplifying body-image issues, profiting from anxiety, and employing virtual slaves in sweatshops are bad enough, but the fashion industry is also actively hastening the destruction of the very Earth we walk on. It insists on launching fresh collections each season, declaring yesterday’s range obsolete on a whim.

Charlie Brooker
Gas prices and train fares seem to be the two commodities for modern British life that base their prices on a whim, or numbers plucked out of thin air, without a thought to the real cost to those for whom those price hikes mean unimaginable sacrifices in their day to day lives.

Jack Monroe
There’s more flexibility in the cartoon world than there is in video games. In video games, if I tweak a line, I could screw up the work of countless other people with my whim.

Jennifer Hale
Independence is not a whim or an ambition. It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group.

Aslan Maskhadov
It is surprising how many people who don’t read believe they have a book in them. Why? Nobody would imagine that Alfred Brendel took up the piano on a whim at 25 when he found accountancy unpleasant.

Justin Cartwright
Conservative beliefs are not based on personal whims or feelings or polls but rather anchored in defensible core, time-tested positions. It’s what makes a conservative somewhat boring compared to the liberal, independent, or populist.

Michael O’Rielly
The framers hated the tyranny of King George, but they were also afraid of the mob. That’s why they put so many checks and balances into our system, to guard against the excesses of a government that might be inflamed by public passion or perverted by a dictator’s whim.

David Ignatius
A diverse customer base helps insulate you; a few large accounts can leave you vulnerable to their whims.

Jason Fried
You can’t take up golf on a whim and find yourself competing against Tiger Woods in the Masters six months later.

Richard Roeper
I think it is important to time yourself to make the right choices. It’s not responsible to go ahead and say a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on a whim.

Farhan Akhtar
I bought a lifetime pass on American Airlines and had a blast. The most memorable was going to Barcelona on a whim and scalping tickets at the Olympics to the Dream Team Quarterfinals.

Mark Cuban
This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.

James Reston
The god of theater laughs in your face at planning. You can’t plan as an actor; there’s no way, because so much of it is dependent on other people’s choices and decisions that you’re at the whim of fate, really.

Ruth Negga
The first time I cut all my hair off was when I was 19. I just got fed up going to the salon every week. I’d had enough! On a whim, it was off. It’s low-maintenance.

Lupita Nyong’o
I don’t sign contracts on a whim.

Toni Kroos
People who don’t own dogs can stay out as late as they please, or drive off on a whim for the weekend, and go on holiday as long as they like, whenever they like, without arranging a kennel, then feeling guilty about arranging a kennel, and then spending even more money to have someone stay in the house and dogsit.

Neil Macdonald
I think it’s best for me to kind of just plough on doing whatever interests me, just following my own whims, because otherwise, I would think, ‘Oh well, I have to write something now that really represents my generation or that really represents young Irish people.’

Sally Rooney
As a child, I was spoilt by my parents as an only son. They indulged my every whim, and I grew up in luxury.

Asif Ali Zardari
Washington, as we know it, is essentially run by men and women who are not elected or even appointed to their posts, staff members unaccountable to traditional constituencies. They rise according to the needs and whims of their own special constituency of elites.

Jake Tapper
I choose not to be at the whim of others. I want to be at my own whim.

Michael Keaton
Philanthropists decide how to spend their money based on their own personal whims, rather than what is best for the social good.

Owen Jones
I don’t like the idea that Facebook controls how people express themselves and changes it periodically according to whatever algorithms they use to figure out what they should do or the whim of some programmer or some CEO. That bothers me a great deal.

Ellen Ullman
It wasn’t until I was 18, when I was graduating high school, that I went and bought a guitar on a whim.

Sam Hunt
Numerous academic studies have shown that amateur investors make poor traders – buying stocks for the wrong reasons, holding losers for too long, and acting on whims and emotions.

Gary Weiss
When you first make money, you’re just excited that you have it and just buy things on a whim. You don’t really think about the implications that taxes have, because when you owe money, all of a sudden all of the money in your account – it’s gone!

Eric Nam
Computers can bully us. A slow and unreliable system will bring even the toughest soul to their knees as they find themselves completely defenseless against the erratic whims of their rogue machine.

Lou Ferrigno
In about 9th grade, an English teacher told me I had a talent to act. He said I should audition for a performing arts high school, so I did on a whim. I got accepted. Then I got accepted at the Julliard School, and by then, I was serious about it.

Ving Rhames
Nobody wants a judge to be subject to the political whim of the moment.

Stephen Breyer
My wife and I often visit Rosales and the Ilokos as a matter of habit or whim induced by nostalgia, homesickness – whatever draws pilgrims to worshipped sanctuaries. Or, perhaps, what compels moths to seek the votive flame.

F. Sionil Jose
Protestants in France are under intolerable despotism. Although open persecution does not now exist, yet it depends upon the whim of the king, queen, parliament, or any of the ministry.

Marquis de Lafayette
All of the best songs happen on a whim.

The worst thing you want is a willy-nilly judge who is swayed by the political whims of the era or the time. What you want is a judge who is thinking about what he or she is doing and is thinking about it in a principled way.

Sonia Sotomayor
Marriage is not all rainbows and butterflies; you have to give in to your partner’s whims every now and then, and that’s a two-way street.

Asha Parekh
Having achieved something so special as peace, it is criminal to throw it away on a whim.

Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
It’s true; I have a skill and it’s… it has not related to acting, it’s not related to auditions, it’s not related to studios, not related to public whim. It’s whether I’m funny or not and whether I can entertain people.

Tim Allen
Government will no longer be run on the whims of individuals.

Mwai Kibaki
I have the greatest love for the rituals of organised religion – the sense of community and belonging it can confer to people. But me, I’m more a questioner than a follower; not by whim or fashion, but as a decision painfully arrived at after much, much thought.

Kabir Bedi
The Second Amendment is not just words on parchment. It’s not some frivolous suggestion from our Founding Fathers to be interpreted by whim. It lies at the heart of what this country was founded upon.

Wayne LaPierre
Domestic employees are at the whim of their employers.

Ai-jen Poo
With Citizens United, the Supreme Court’s declaration that corporations are people, the whims of one can silence the voices of millions.

Christine Pelosi
I started acting almost on a whim to help my music career.

Lance Reddick
True love – that is, deep, abiding love that is impervious to emotional whims or fancy – is a choice. It’s a constant commitment to a person regardless of the present circumstances.

Mark Manson
It is impossible to devise a scientific experiment to describe the creation process, or even to ascertain whether such a process can take place. The Creator does not create at the whim of a scientist.

Henry M. Morris
I’ve got to tell you what, the soldier doesn’t fight very hard for a leader who is going to shoot him, okay, on his own whim. That’s not what military leadership is all about.

Norman Schwarzkopf
Schooling should not be left to the whim or wealth of village elders. I believe that we should fund all schools in the U.S. with our national resources. All these kids are being educated to be Americans, not citizens of Minneapolis or San Francisco.

Jonathan Kozol
We don’t want Arizona to be dependent on the whims of Barack Obama and the federal government.

Doug Ducey
We have seen too many arbitrary Strasbourg diktats based on the whims of European judges – from prisoner voting to blocking deportation of Abu Qatada – rather than a sober reading of the sensible list of core freedoms in the European Convention itself.

Dominic Raab
Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.

Nadia Boulanger
Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public.

Ludwig von Mises
On ‘Far North,’ we were always aware of being at the whim of mother nature. She’s the biggest star in the film.

Michelle Yeoh
We fought a revolution to free ourselves from arbitrary power and the whims of a monarch.

Zephyr Teachout
When a young non-white male is stopped and searched at the whim of a police officer, his idea of personal space, privacy and self esteem are shattered, to say nothing of his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment protections. The damage goes deep quickly and stays. Stop & frisk, as well as a tactic, is also an incitement.

Henry Rollins
A vocation is a noble thing and not to be subverted by the whims of politicians.

Michael Portillo
Stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment.

John Paulson
Magic is the mysteries into which not everyone is so lucky, or unlucky, as to be initiated. It can be affected by belief, the whims of the unseen, harsh language. And it is not. Supposed. To make. Sense. In fact, I think it’s coolest when it doesn’t.

N. K. Jemisin
In 1998, I started a blog, something I could control very easily and update at my own whim.

Jami Attenberg
The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.

Henry Fielding
Growing up, I decided, a long time ago, I wouldn’t accept any manmade differences between human beings, differences made at somebody else’s insistence or someone else’s whim or convenience.

Maya Angelou