Top 88 Adapted Quotes

We have collected the best Adapted Quotes by famous authors including Plato, Woodrow Wilson, Ella Purnell, Jenna Wortham, H. R. McMaster and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

Woodrow Wilson
I had quite a bit of experience doing things that had been adapted from a book and playing real-life characters and playing the younger version of actors. That’s kind of my thing.

Ella Purnell
The speed with which modern society has adapted to accommodate the world’s vast spectrum of gender and sexual identities may be the most important cultural metamorphosis of our time.

Jenna Wortham
It is important to understand how leaders have adapted and thought about war and warfare across their careers. ‘The Autobiography of General Ulysses S. Grant: Memoirs of the Civil War’ is perhaps the best war memoir ever written.

H. R. McMaster
I have adapted well in Liverpool.

It’s certainly been very important to have my own family with me. They came with me to Italy, left what they had in Brazil and also adapted to a new country, new culture and new language was difficult but having their support in the good and bad times was fantastic.

Felipe Anderson
There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.

Stokely Carmichael
‘The Beatles’ did whatever they wanted. They were a collection of influences adapted to songs they wanted to write. George Harrison was instrumental in bringing in Indian music. Paul McCartney was a huge Little Richard fan. John Lennon was into minimalist aggressive rock.

Chris Cornell
I adapted an antiquated style and modernized it to something that was efficient. I didn’t know anyone else in the world would be able to use it and I never imagined it would revolutionize the event.

Dick Fosbury
‘The Stand’ was great. Adapted by Stephen King from his massive book.

Miguel Ferrer
Science fiction was rocket-mad for about 40 years until aerospace hit a brick wall about 1970. I would not write off space colonisation or exploration completely, but we are profoundly ill adapted for going boldly into outer space.

Charles Stross
Look at Kylie. She’s changed and adapted but still kept her fans. That’s what I want to do.

Shakin’ Stevens
Sure, there were hopes that Constellation’s systems could later be adapted to support more ambitious goals. But Apollo had those hopes, too. It didn’t work in 1970, and it wasn’t going to work in 2020.

Henry Spencer
Having arrived in London to seek refuge during the civil war in Sudan, where I was born, the thing I’m most proud of is having totally evolved. I came here not knowing how to speak English, but I went to school and learned; I adapted to this new culture.

Alek Wek
The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world.

Joseph Butler
Early in my career, my 3-, 5- and 9-irons performed differently than my other irons. But I adapted and made them work.

Hale Irwin
Well, when you think about it black American culture evolved over three and a half centuries. Every minute under which they lived under oppression and they adapted to dealing with the fact that those freedoms were going to be cut off. They had to somehow make a life within all of those restriction, and they did.

Shelby Steele
One of our books has been made into a musical, ‘The Great American Mousical,’ which I directed at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. And another, ‘Simeon’s Gift,’ has been adapted for a symphony orchestra and five performers. I’m also a very proud member of the board of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Julie Andrews
The respiratory mechanisms of birds are definitely adapted to the function of flight, as evidenced by the fact that birds which do not fly (Apteryx, Penguins) show these adaptations in a greatly reduced form.

August Krogh
I think educational systems have to be more nimble, have to be more adapted to today’s realities where students can go in different directions and professionalize even faster. Constant retraining and reskilling and upskilling, whatever you want to call it, of the workforce.

Roberto Azevedo
I had the Forrest Gump’ DVD and started watching. While watching it, I had no intention of writing it. When I started watching it, I got some flashes that it can be adapted in Hindi. That’s how it started.

Atul Kulkarni
Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation’s immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world.

Chris Chocola
I observed how a man does action sequences and then adapted it for myself. As a woman, the way I perform the stunts will be different from the way a man does it.

Daisy Shah
You want to compete against the best players and that year at Atletico helped me a lot to become what I am now. It was difficult because it was the first time I was living alone but I think I adapted quickly to a new life.

Raul Jimenez
I’ve never adapted a book I didn’t love.

Nina Jacobson
Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so.

Samuel Butler
Mail armor continued in general use till about the year 1300, when it was gradually supplanted by plate armor, or suits consisting of pieces or plates of solid iron, adapted to the different parts of the body.

Thomas Bulfinch
The high food value of field beans and the shortage of supply due to the light yields of 1915 and 1916 render them of great importance in the regions to which they are adapted.

David F. Houston
With the violin, for example, one understands culturally that the sound comes from the instrument that can be seen. With electronic music, it is not the same at all. That’s why it seemed so important to me, from the beginning of my career, to invent a grammar, a visual vocabulary adapted to electronic music.

Jean-Michel Jarre
Shakespeare has been adapted by Akira Kurosawa. ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ has been adapted into a Chinese movie. ‘Blood Simple’, the Coen brothers movie, was adapted by Zhang Yimou.

Ng Chin Han
Adapted from the novel by L. Ron Hubbard, who cranked out sci-fi pulp by the cubic ton, ‘Battlefield Earth’ has the musty feel of the days when the genre’s highlight was Flash Gordon.

Elvis Mitchell
Sometimes when you play a character, you can feel it in your body. And I felt like I had characteristics of my dog: the way Webster moves, the way he holds his head. I kind of adapted it into this part unconsciously.

Calista Flockhart
As a kid, I remember my mother always experimenting with bizarre combinations of food such as gulab jamun and pickle! Surprisingly, many years down the line, I have adapted the same.

Sidharth Malhotra
God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing.

William Lyon Phelps
I worked initially in very low-budget independent films that I often wrote. My early work was all written by myself, and then I adapted ‘Tsotsi,’ so I was used to the writing process being, in a way, integral to my directing. I felt it really prepared me.

Gavin Hood
The first book I could call mine, my first book, was a picture book, ‘The Magic Monkey’ – it was adapted from an old Chinese legend by a thirteen-year-old prodigy named Plato Chan with the help of his sister.

Nick Flynn
Tina Fey, a performer and head writer for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ has deftly adapted Rosalind Wiseman’s nonfiction dissection of teenage girl societal interaction, ‘Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence.’

Elvis Mitchell
The cat is classic whilst the dog is Gothic – nowhere in the animal world can we discover such really Hellenic perfection of form, with anatomy adapted to function, as in the felidae.

H. P. Lovecraft
There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.

Henry Miller
We are more than the sum of our biochemical functions. Even the tiniest flea is an incredibly complex living creature, with mouth-parts adapted to feeding on the blood of your cat or dog.

Robert Lanza
Many years ago, I was a producer on a movie called ‘My Dog Skip.’ Willie Morris, the great southern writer, had written the book. We had adapted it and taken 17 years of his life and compressed it into one year.

John Lee Hancock
We have such rigid rules, sometimes, that they don’t have to be rules. They can be policies and procedures that can be adapted for the moment.

Oscar Munoz
I don’t understand it when people get cross about how one of their works was adapted and say, ‘Oh, they ruined it!’ Well, the book is still there.

Susan Hill
I think Star City should have Unesco World Heritage status. It will need to be adapted a little bit and made more glamorous than it looks now, but it should definitely be protected for the future.

Valentina Tereshkova
I definitely wasn’t anything special when I first started but I think I adapted quite quickly into racing and it became a bit better slowly. All of cadets, the first four years of karting, I only won one proper race, one! Which was the British Open Championship at PFI and I started 21st and I won.

Lando Norris
Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future.

Bill Gates
Evolution does not necessarily favor the longest-lived. It doesn’t necessarily favor the biggest or the strongest or the fastest, and not even the smartest. Evolution favors those creatures best adapted to their environment. That is the sole test of survival and success.

Harvey V. Fineberg
You know, one of the ways we adapted to not being free was to think that our group identity was again, the way we were being black, and being down with the cards. That was the way we were going to get it. Unity was everything.

Shelby Steele
The United Nations, and the way we approach collective security, must be adapted to changing circumstances. The United Nations is our prime instrument for effective multilateral solutions and a rule-based international order.

Goran Persson
Is an audience open to seeing a film that isn’t what they expect when they see a film that’s been adapted from a children’s book?

Spike Jonze
All you can hope for when you get a book adapted for TV is that you get a good actor and not some muppet off ‘EastEnders.’

Mark Billingham
No one has a name in ‘The Road.’ Like Cormac McCarthy’s novel from which it’s adapted, ‘The Road’ features characters such as the man, the boy, the wife, the old man and the veteran.

Garret Dillahunt
The institution of a public library, containing books on education, would be well adapted for the information of teachers, many of whom are not able to purchase expensive publications on those subjects.

Joseph Lancaster
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author’s political views.

Edith Wharton
The first play I wrote was called ‘Twenty-five.’ It was played by our company in Dublin and London, and was adapted and translated into Irish and played in America.

Lady Gregory
The old saying ‘If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it – Does it still make a sound?’ can be adapted to: ‘If someone does something interesting on the Internet and nobody is around to talk about it – Did it still make an impact?’

Peter Sunde
As Buddhism moved from one culture to another, it always adapted.

Pema Chodron
Being a cop is often seeing the worst of the human condition and behavior. With all of that said, there is no reason that Mike Brown and also Eric Garner are dead today – except bad policing, excessive force, and the hunt-and-capture-prey mentality many thrill-seeking cops have adapted.

Killer Mike
In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.

John B. S. Haldane
Whatever role was offered to me, I adapted well and did it with elan. A vamp’s role is challenging, but a mother’s role is comparatively easy.

I’ve had nine of my books adapted to film, and almost all were enjoyable. I’ve been very lucky with Hollywood, and look forward to more movies being adapted. But I don’t get involved in that process. I know nothing about making movies and I stay away from it and hope for the best.

John Grisham
I was ecstatic when ‘The Walking Dead’ came along. Merle Dixon was so perfectly adapted for me.

Michael Rooker
I’ve adapted my own work a couple of times, and I’ve also given my novels to other people to adapt, and I do find that quite difficult.

David Baddiel
There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying.

John Philip Sousa
Guardiola is the best because he has won so many titles, because of the way he did it, and because he’s adapted to another country with a very difficult language, and he’s implanted his ideas.

Luis Enrique
I was born a trequartista, and have adapted myself to playing in other roles.

Clarence Seedorf
I never expected to adapt so quickly, but if you are a foreigner it’s up to you to adapt to English football because you can’t change it. I think I’ve achieved something in the way I adapted.

Robert Pires
I think any period in history can be adapted into interesting fiction, as long as you approach the actual history with respect.

Seth Grahame-Smith
I’m very opinionated about movie musicals when they’re adapted from live shows. You’ll sit still for a three-minute song in a theater. But in movies, a glance from someone’s eyes will tell you the whole story in a few seconds.

Stephen Sondheim
It’s a scary, exhilarating thing to have your work adapted by someone else. There are so many ways it can go wrong or be a poor example of the underlying story.

Blake Crouch
We must make it clear that revolution does not merely mean an upheaval or a sanguinary strife. Revolution necessarily implies the programme of systematic reconstruction of society on new and better adapted basis after complete destruction of the existing state of affairs (i.e., regime).

Bhagat Singh
Bombay feels like a second home now. I have adapted to the lifestyle of the city.

Tridha Choudhury
The exact sciences, which would be considered a priori as little adapted to women, for example mathematics, astronomy and physics, are exactly those in which thus far they have most distinguished themselves. This contains a warning against too precipitate conclusions about the intellectual life of woman.

Ellen Key
When I began playing the lute, in 1950 there were not too many lutenists around. I had to work hard, writing out music in museums and libraries. It was before the days of photocopying. And I had just picked up the lute, adapted my guitar technique to it and went from there.

Julian Bream
Everything in my house has had to be specially adapted, from the height of the bed to the positioning of doorknobs. Even my Rolls Royce had special stacked pedals and an extra-low steering wheel.

Kenny Baker
When you think about French pastry, one of the most classic traditional pastries is the eclair. An eclair is like a blank canvas that can be easily adapted to any environment. Ingredients are the most important aspect of a perfect eclair, and they need to be used at their peak.

Johnny Iuzzini
I will make the argument that we are poorly adapted to our current environment. I mean, we did not evolve to sit all day and be exposed to giant amounts of really tasty food.

George M. Church
I think I adapted well for MMA.

Demian Maia
I think it’s counterproductive for actors to come to the set with well-thumbed copies of the book their film is adapted from.

Charles Dance
For the film ‘Saat Khoon Maaf,’ which was adapted from my story ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands,’ I did collaborate on the screenplay. I even took a small role in the film, of a priest.

Ruskin Bond
Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that our complex bodies would be adapted to absorb needed, beneficial compounds from complex plants and ignore the rest.

Andrew Weil
The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.

Henry A. Wallace
A lot of great fighters were amateur wrestlers first and you can study them on film to see how they adapted the techniques.

Jake Hager
Ledger art represents a spirit which has lasted through the hardships and turmoil. It is my goal and ambition that this style of pictograph art continues to pay tribute to the perseverance of my ancestors who adapted and created works of art during a period of life changing turmoil and injustice.

Michael Horse
I worked at an old folks’ home once in Harlem, and I was an activities volunteer. I used to do all these plays with the old people. I did ‘The Wizard of Oz;’ it was adapted. There was a guy there who played the harmonica, so we had an overture, and The Wizard was 96.

Tony Danza
A big part of me would be very proud never having anything of mine adapted, because if you want the real experience, there’s only one way to get it. You’re going to actually have to be a reader.

Jonathan Franzen
Historically, China is not a nation of sportsmen. We traditionally put more emphasis on being close to nature than pushing endlessly to excel. A philosophy that values tranquil contemplation of the landscape cannot easily be adapted to the Olympic slogan of ‘higher, stronger, faster.’

Ai Weiwei