We have collected the best Mattered Quotes by famous authors including John Battelle, Nick Wechsler, Alyson Hannigan, Heather Cox Richardson, Johann Lamont and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Google likely never cared if Google+ ‘won’ as a competitor to Facebook (though if it did, that would have been a nice bonus). All that mattered, in the end, was whether Plus became the connective tissue between all of Google’s formerly scattered services. And in a few short years, it’s fair to say it has.
Being funny has always mattered a lot to me. It’s why I started acting – to make my friends laugh.
I always pined for the guys who didn’t know I existed. Looking back now, the friendships are what mattered. My best friend is still a girl I met in junior high.
New states were supposed to join the union when they reached a certain population, but in the late 19th century, population mattered a great deal less than partisanship.
Heather Cox Richardson
I remember going to see Billy Graham in a cinema in Glasgow, and he was down in London. I used to go and hear preachers, and then we always went to church and Sunday school. That mattered a lot to me.
I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera.
It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I’m not crazy about using.
SEAL training was a great equalizer. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education and not your social status.
William H. McRaven
When I first came to the Bay area, I worked in Silicon Valley in the early to mid-’90s, and I think what mattered then was our ability as designers to create a vision around people’s ideas.
In ‘The Sopranos,’ these guys know their best years are behind them. They have nostalgia for their old traditions. In their minds, they’re looking for a time when loyalty mattered, community mattered. E Street is about community, too. People are looking for something real.
Steven Van Zandt
There was a time when all that mattered was that you were in a good movie.
Puma was all about function and not at all about design. The founder of the company always believed functionality and performance were the only ingredients that could make Puma successful and design never mattered.
I was over-confident while growing up. I think when you look a certain way, you try and compensate by something else. I was always a strong child, was always confident, but looks never mattered to me.
I don’t believe it mattered to Timothy McVeigh who was president or who his congressional representative was when he blew up the Murrah Building in 1995.
But I think what happened was that Clinton knew how to fight back. And the way he fought back was on the issues – being tough in staying on the things that mattered to people in their lives.
It wouldn’t have mattered to my mother if I married a black, was gay, lived in a commune or wore a dress.
When it mattered the most, my mother was there for me. It was the moment that erased all those days she wasn’t there.
When roles that mattered to me started drying up, I took to the brush and camera to connect with myself and the world.
Earlier, looking lighter or slimmer never mattered to me. Frankly, I didn’t care. I had more important things to do. But when I figured that it’s not that hard, and I have the time, passion and patience to take it up, I jumped onto the health-wagon. I started working out.
Looks matter a lot, and it has always mattered. We always judge. I have not only been on the receiving end, but I have also judged others.
After graduation, I discovered that I’d hit the limit of what I could learn from the women in my family. On top of that, in the workforce, all of the things that mattered in college suddenly weren’t enough.
I know, it sounds generic and is a cliche, but coming from a middle class family in Kanpur, it was always the neighbourhood opinions which mattered.
When I became a father, I saw what passed for family entertainment. So much of it was vapid. I wanted to make things that mattered.
It was a recession when I graduated, but I was so unequipped to have a job anyway, I don’t think it would have mattered if the economy was booming. I think I was expecting bad jobs. But as it went on through my 20s, I began to wonder how things were going to turn out.
When I first heard Madrid were interested, nothing else mattered. I just wanted to come here. This is the best club in the world, with the best coach and great players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria… so many great players.
Da was a real fisherman. But it wasn’t the catch that mattered, it was the skill of the cast, the preparation of the flies. I often think my inability to prepare, my desire to get going, are a direct result of watching my father making all those painstaking preparations before he cast his line.
I was a skeleton compared to what I used to be, but it didn’t matter. Nothing really mattered except remaining unbroken.
The script was focused on how Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi turned into the Mahatma. There was no room for many others who mattered in the making of India. There was no space for Subhas Chandra Bose or Rajaji that an Indian director might have been pressured to include. This process of elimination was necessary.
I said ‘It can’t go on’ and he said ‘No, it can’t.’ Honestly, I don’t think I could have mattered less to him by then. But by then, nothing mattered to him.
I have been in an experience where I thought everything that I had hoped for in my life was taken away from me, and I had to redefine what mattered.
I think the personal relationships I established mattered in terms of what I was able to get done. And I did bring women’s issues to the center of our foreign policy.
One thing Della Valle taught me is the power to say no if something isn’t right. That mattered even over sales.
Ines de La Fressange
When I think about that first DeBarge album, I remember being so green… just pristine. Nothing mattered to me but writing songs. I remember staying locked up in a room with my piano and just singing and writing songs all day long. I remember being a perfectionist about it… wanting to change this and fix that.
Like many of the ideas that mattered in the American Revolution, extraterrestrials got their start in antiquity. The Greek philosopher Epicurus speculated that the universe must be infinite, eternal and abounding in ‘worlds’ just like our own.
For Ishar Singh, the only thing that mattered was his duty, service. The utmost priority was to serve the nation at any cost and be true to his people.
My grandparents got out of Poland right before the Holocaust and came here, and the only thing that mattered was surviving.
What mattered about Alan Kurdi’s photograph was that it made Canadians very angry, and the Conservatives, Liberals and New Democrats ended up competing with each other over which party was offering the most generous refugee policy.
I grew up in a tradition where having ideas and contributing to the community and creating art that had an impact on the world mattered. That’s part of the Jewish tradition.
The way he tells it, George Michael was born to be a pop star. It’s as if nothing else really mattered during his childhood. Even the name was part of the pop creation.
What I wanted was for everyone listening to understand that these things mattered – not necessarily for me, but in this particular forum they mattered in terms of whether of not we were getting a person who should sit on the Supreme Court.
Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.
J. K. Rowling
Fame is really strange. One day you’re not famous, and then the next day you are, and the odd thing is that you know intellectually that nothing in the world is different. What mattered to you yesterday are the same things that matter today, and the rules all still apply – yet everyone looks at you differently.
For me, the only thing that mattered was getting married in the presence of my family and very close friends. We did not want a big fat wedding.
The only thing I hope I did was never put in question my love for the game, or my passion to be counted on when it mattered most.
When I hit a home run I usually didn’t care where it went. So long as it was a home run was all that mattered.
Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honoring God and of directing our attention to things that mattered more than our business.
S. Truett Cathy
The tragedy of 9/11 and the bloody scrambling-up of the Middle East were painful reminders that the world had not yet reached any end-of-history ideal. But these events mattered less to the assumptions and strategies of huge multinational companies than one might guess.
Our village is very small, so I wasn’t surprised when I heard some negative comments from my neighbours on my interest in sports. But nothing mattered, as I always knew what I was doing and why I was doing it.
I was a true amateur and embodied what the Olympic spirit is all about. To me, competing was all that mattered.
Eddie the Eagle
I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.
For Obama, there was just a lot of enthusiasm in the minority communities to get out and vote. Everybody felt like their vote mattered.
If you ask an economist what’s driven economic growth, it’s been major advances in things that mattered – the mechanization of farming, mass manufacturing, things like that. The problem is, our society is not organized around doing that.
I’ve always loved who I loved, and it never mattered to me where they were from. That’s how it should be: wherever your heart tells you to go, you go.
I loved that these two guys argued with each other as if movies actually mattered. Nobody I knew talked about movies that way, but Siskel and Ebert took each movie as it came and talked about whether it was a success on its own terms.
The small things that make Christmas magical are the things children will remember. It doesn’t matter what they open on Christmas morning, I don’t remember what was in half the boxes I opened as a kid. What mattered were the decorations, the cookies that were mysteriously eaten, and the stockings that were filled.
I’m not traditional at all. It’s not that I’m against marriage; it just never mattered that much to me. If I was dating someone who getting married was very important to them, then absolutely. I’d have no problem. I love the idea of finding someone to be a great father figure to Jasper and to share my life with.
When I became CEO, I just didn’t think about my age too much. I’m sure many people did think that my age mattered, but I didn’t. That was probably because of my age.
Christina Grimie was one of my favorite people, not only because she was caring, she was humble, and she always felt like people mattered… but because the first thing she said when she met me was, ‘Oh em gee – your videos are really gross, but for some reason, I love you.’
The challenge is always before us. Whenever we lose sight of the principles that mattered to our founders we run into trouble.
Nixon was a bad loser. He hated losing worse than death, and that is why I enjoyed him. We were both football fans, both addicts; and on some days, nothing else mattered.
Hunter S. Thompson
Fortunately, unlike my teachers and classmates, my parents never forced gender roles or even a ended identity on me. I grew up on a farm, so all that mattered was working hard.
It never really mattered to me trying to get somewhere fast because if you get somewhere fast, you probably won’t stay there too long.
I felt a failure because I couldn’t sustain myself from what I earned from my writing. My day jobs were what mattered, and it was hard to even get those because universities wouldn’t hire me as a real writer.
I am a fan of cinema. The genre has never mattered much to me.
My mom taught me she loved me and God loved me and nothing else mattered.
Go and experience life the way that someone else might experience it. Maybe you’ll find meaning in a different corner of your brain. The fact that it changed doesn’t negate the fact that it ever mattered.
A bank balance never mattered to me but a real and genuine person would.
Everyone in the United States asks me about being a woman CEO. To be honest, it has had no impact on my career. While I was at BCG, it didn’t matter whether you were a man or a woman. The only thing that mattered was that you were good at your job.
Take information technology. We have winners implementing CRM (customer relationship management systems) and losers implementing CRM. What mattered in technology is that the technology actually drives either cost reduction or superior strategy execution.
Donald began to realize that there was nothing he could do wrong, so he stopped trying to do anything ‘right.’ He became bolder and more aggressive because he was rarely challenged or held to account by the only person in the world who mattered – his father.
Mary L. Trump
It never mattered to me that people in school didn’t think that country music was cool, and they made fun of me for it – though it did matter to me that I was not wearing the clothes that everybody was wearing at that moment. But at some point, I was just like, ‘I like wearing sundresses and cowboy boots.’
Back when Saddam Hussein was in power, the Americans didn’t care about his crimes. When he was gassing the Kurds and gassing Iran, they didn’t care about it. When oil was at stake, somehow, suddenly, things mattered.
The first time I arrived in Hollywood for the Grammy Awards, I thought I’d bump into people who mattered, such as Ry Cooder or Randy Newman. I was disappointed to see the people I’d always thought of as pop stars. They would charge around the stage rather than enjoy the music.
I think in work like ‘Passion According to St Luke,’ which I wrote when the Church was being persecuted by the Communist regime, it mattered to me to declare for the cause. I sided with the militant Church and I think my music fulfilled an important socio-political function.
I felt like a failure for so long because I wasn’t able to access myself in the way I knew I would have if I was going to make music that mattered. I knew I was going to have to learn how to be honest.
I never stood for any president in my life, never voted, before Barack Obama. It changed my life to vote. It starts there with me. I never cared for politics before Barack Obama. I never thought it mattered to people like me.
I felt disconnected from the decisions made in Washington and, to be honest, really didn’t think my vote mattered because I didn’t have a direct line of sight from my vote to a result.
The only thing that mattered was what you were to do in life, and it wasn’t about money. It was about teaching, or learning.
When I was 8 years old, it mattered what my favorite singer said and wore and expressed opinions about.
The NBA is changing so much. It’s not like when I came up, with that old-school mentality that practice really mattered.
The war was an escape to reality… The only thing that mattered were human relationships; not money, not position, not even family… Only relationships with people who might be dead tomorrow were important. It is a sort of wonderful state of mind. It’s too bad it takes a war to create such a condition among men.
I’m not ready to give you a clear answer on whether electoral politics holds any particular hope for progressives. It would mean that nothing I did ever mattered.
Whenever I told women – friends or acquaintances – that I had to go to divorce court, they’d invariably, without skipping a beat, ask, ‘What are you going to wear?’ It was like instant female solidarity: of course it mattered what I was going to wear.
There’s so many things that mattered so much in my 20s and 30s that don’t matter now.
Somebody had fired a shot at the President, and I had to get myself between the shooter and the President and Mrs. Kennedy. Nothing else mattered.
The people that really were important, that mattered, had a great foundation. I had no training. I had to learn while doing, and it was really difficult.
I’m such a perfectionist. I can be like, ‘This has to be like this. And this, and this and this.’ But then you realize a lot of things that you thought mattered, they really don’t matter.
We’re visual creatures. Probably, when we were hunter gatherers… that was the kind of thing that mattered. And remembering, say, phone numbers was, like, not that important when you’re hunting down a mastodon or whatever.
And I don’t have to listen to a sermon to know what to think or feel about them. It’s almost as if I absorbed completely what mattered most to me, and the rest could go.
Rap music’s the only thing that ever mattered.
When I was first assigned to cover the Republican presidential race in 2007, that meant covering John McCain. He was the next in line, and at that point that mattered in the GOP.
I can only guess that, for guys in their 30s and 40s who watched me play, they understood that the score never mattered and my paycheck never mattered (in relation) to how I played. I played with Little League enthusiasm and professional flair. That’s what fans are really looking for.
Andy Van Slyke
Interviews and public opinion about me never mattered. I know exactly who I am.
I was so hooked by the fight for freedom that nothing mattered to us so long as we fulfilled the dream of years and years of our people being liberated. I thought normal life would come the day after.
Marciano was an idol in a simpler era, when professional athletes were heroes and sportswriters were complicit in building legends rather than exposing them. To the public, all that really mattered was that Rocky had 49 wins in 49 fights and retired in 1956 as the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world.