Top 335 Adapt Quotes

Here we have the best Adapt Quotes from famous authors such as Ray Fisher, Sonu Nigam, Lydia Davis, Robert Greene, W. Bruce Cameron. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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Cyborg doesn’t need to eat or sleep, and whenever he encounters an issue that he’s not initially equipped to handle, his technology can transmogrify and immediately adapt to that situation.

I was the first judge in the ‘Indian Idol‘ format. The biggest risk when you adapt a format from a country in the West is how to make it your own, so I remember at the press conference for Indian ‘X Factor,’ the press would ask, ‘Who is Simon Cowell?’ And I said ‘Why don’t you ask Simon Cowell, ‘Who is Sonu Nigam?’

If a translation doesn’t have obvious writing problems, it may seem quite all right at first glance. We readers, after all, quickly adapt to the style of a translator, stop noticing it, and get caught up in the story.

I had noticed that many of these successful people, historical and contemporary, shared certain common traits. They had a way of thinking that was exceptionally fluid; they could adapt to almost any circumstance; when confronted with problems, they could look at them from novel perspectives and solve them.

It’s never easy to adapt a book, especially as the author, because it’s as if you’re chopping off appendages. It really feels painful to decide what has to go.

Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.

Now with our Software Developer Kit (SDK), any developer can embed Emotion AI into the apps, games, devices, and digital experiences they are building, so that these can sense human emotion and adapt. This approach is rapidly driving more ubiquitous use of Emotion AI across a number of different industries.

My hypothesis is that for people who are both trained and inclined to think in rigorously logical ways, it is particularly difficult to adapt to the Soviet system of doublethink.

The one that I’ve always wanted – and I have Scott Rudin in my way blocking it – is ‘Blood Meridian,’ which Cormac McCarthy has offered to adapt into a screenplay.

It is not easy to arrive in a different country and adapt quickly, but I think I’m getting there, and I’m proud of that.

It’s better to train for 4-5 hours a week than to do ten hours one week then nothing for two weeks. It helps your body adapt and also maintains your fitness.

I’ve learned how to adapt to different cultures and understand all different walks of life. I’ve also learned that confidence is key, even if you have to fake it at times. Fake it till you make it, as they say.

If I want to be remembered, I want to be known as a good actor. As times change, we, as actors, need to adapt with it.

To be a couture designer is not only to create dresses but to adapt your line to your private customers. It is why couture is expensive. You are like a doctor.

In greenside bunkers, the big thing is to adapt your stance to the shot. It’s rare that you get a flat lie in the sand, so I make sure to align my body to the slope. Then I blast the ball out by splashing the sand underneath it.

I am someone, as a cricketer, who feels it’s very important to be able to adapt quickly to the situation.

The human mind and body remains the most complex, powerful machine on the planet, and we will adapt and thrive in a world of accelerating technological change.

I know what I like, and I’m not trying to adapt to new things.

Kyle Kinane
There will be ups and downs. Other teams will adapt to us, but everything will be OK in the end. We know we have to learn everything perfectly for this to work.

Times change and you have to adapt.

Jerry Cantrell
I’m listening to Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino. I’m just trying to just get as many different inspirations as I can. I love artists that can adapt and have different styles.

I think, when I was younger and I was on loan, I used to get nervous before games, but as you get older, you adapt to it, and it becomes second nature to walk out onto the pitch and perform.

For me, the most important thing is that I adapt quickly to different conditions and be consistent.

You have to adapt to different teams and different players, but you have try to maintain your discipline and score goals.

I’m really focused on looking at where the industry is headed and how the world is evolving. Toys really need to adapt to this new era.

Margo Georgiadis
As more and more Americans spend their earliest hours scrolling through news alerts and weather forecasts on their smartphones and tablets, morning shows have to adapt, too. And their biggest competitive advantage may be that, unlike an iPhone, they offer some form of companionship.

I think that’s one of the reasons why I’ve been able to have a great career for 20 years – because I’m able to adapt.

Animals can adapt to problems and make inventions, but often no faster than natural selection can do its work – the world acts as its own simulator in the case of natural selection.

Vernor Vinge
The transition from football to futsal is very difficult, as this is a shorter and faster version. We have no time to think, but I’m trying to adapt the best I can.

It’s a very difficult thing to adapt a piece of existing material into film.

The mere fact of my novel being filmed means very little to me. For a long while after ‘The Crimson Petal’s publication in 2002, it looked as though Hollywood was going to adapt it.

I don’t think that American drivers going to NASCAR are taking the easy way out because as I said, the racing is amazing; it’s just that it’s easier to adapt to what you grow up with. American drivers grow up with NASCAR, they know NASCAR, and that’s where they want to go.

Climates always change. The question is, how are we going to adapt to climate change? Now, it may be true that we are accelerating it inadvertently by messing with our atmosphere, but regardless of that, the climate will change.

I think that’s each and every week, you’re always gonna start with the basics, the fundamentals. One, stop the run. I think beyond that once you start there you’re always looking out what their personnel is, in which ways can they beat you and then you have to adapt and adjust during the course of the game.

People, a lot of times, don’t like what’s different. When it’s something different out there, the majority of people will be like ‘aww, that’s wack!’ but if it’s regular, plain or a straight through flow, it’s easier for them to adapt to, because everyone likes the normal.

Guardiola has come to City with a very unique style. And he wants to continue that philosophy. We had to work to adapt to his style.

Entrepreneurs – both women and men – need equal and fair access to finance – to create new businesses, to reach to new markets, and to adapt to climate change.

Startups are rapidly changing systems. If you use an annual review cycle, you aren’t getting feedback at the same pace that you need to adapt and change the business.

I’m easy to adapt to. I’m not going to come in and say I need this shot, I need the ball here or there. Doesn’t matter.

As human beings we do change, grow, adapt, perhaps even learn and become wiser.

Wendy Carlos
The rich agricultural nations are the ones that can adapt to the new biotechnologies.

I like to think I would adapt to the way that any manager who came in would want to play.

It’s very hard to adapt something. You end up changing it too much to make a good movie out of it. I prefer to work with things that are custom made for my kind of animation.

It’s good to try and learn how to adapt.

Web series is a new format, where everything, from the writing to storytelling is different. As an actor you have to approach it differently because you have a character which can go on for a long time. It is my duty to be on my toes, understand the new technology and adapt.

I was an executive producer. I’ve done a lot of jobs and I think each one helps you get closer to what you want as a director. It also helps you – when you work with different filmmakers – to absorb, to adapt, to know what to watch out for, to know pitfalls.

I adapt my idea of football to my players, not adapt my players in my idea of football. It’s important because there are others players that must play. The players are the most important things in football. I adapt my idea within my players.

It felt like the first thing, but when I first started out, I got a job adapting a book by Russell Banks called ‘Rule Of The Bone.’ I didn’t do a very good job. I didn’t really know what I was doing in general, let alone how to adapt a book.

What is certain about the future is that even the best efforts to predict the conditions of future war will prove erroneous. What is important, however, is to not be so far off the mark that visions of the future run counter to the very nature of war and render American forces unable to adapt to unforeseen challenges.

To establish human settlements on the Moon, Mars, or in the free-space between, humans will have to again rapidly adapt. Like early pioneers, there will be no nearby friendly merchants or supportive governments to replace that broken tool.

I’ve learned to adapt to a situation, to make the best of it.

When I see how fast technology is advancing, my mind thinks of evolution and how organisms also have to evolve or adapt in order to, in their case, survive.

We have only one Windows. We don’t have multiple Windows. They run across multiple form factors, but it’s one developer platform, one store, one tool chain for developers. And you adapt it for different screen sizes and different input and output.

I wanted to write and direct movies and not be forced to adapt them from a bestselling book.

With young players you never know how quickly they’re going adapt.

Movies are not novels, and that’s why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost always failure. It can’t be done.

I can adapt my game to anyone, whether it’s Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, or Batista.

I got used to being pushed down, getting my eye split open and guys talking trash.You have to learn to live with it and adapt to it. That’s what I did.

The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Stephen Bayley
If you come to Formula One you have already proved that you are able to adapt and learn and be fast.

If I can adapt to different tactics I think I will be a better player.

I know that if I have come to Britain, I must adapt, and I will try to.

One of the immutable patterns of history is the rise and fall of great powers. Those that survive are the ones that adapt as the world changes.

As we develop the moral aspect of our lives, we often adapt standards of right and wrong that serve as guides and deterrents for our conduct.

Changes have taken place since year one. When Caruso left, that was a big change. We’ve been able to adapt nicely. It’s given us new opportunities for different characters and story lines.

Dennis Franz
Nutrition is so important; it’s part of the game. It has helped with my recovery, allowed me to sleep better, and helped my body adapt quickly.

A true champion can adapt to anything.

Theoretically, an open-plan office is a great format for a changeable work environment, a place where employees have a say over how they work and a place that can adapt to their needs and to the needs of the business.

I didn’t really adapt to Scottish football well, but I enjoyed my time there. The physical nature and the pace of the game was a big thing, and many of the teams defended really deep against Celtic so there was not so much space to run in behind. That’s a big part of my game, so that was one thing as well.

The simple rule I will follow to sustain in the industry would be to adapt to these ongoing changes and be a versatile artiste.

In the business world, those who are slow to act and adapt find themselves out of business in a hurry. In Washington, it can take 10 years to get even a good idea across the finish line.

It’s in the DNA of River fans to prefer attractive and technical football with plenty of possession. I noticed that quickly, and I was made aware just how important that was to River fans, and so I tried to adapt with my characteristics and ability.

Investing now in safe-guarding people by helping them to adapt to climate change, will help save money and lives while building resilience.

Every horse I get on I can adapt to. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle.

You need to be ready, to adapt quickly and learn fast.

Irrespective of who’s up against me at tournaments, I have always relied completely on my own strengths to get as far as I can, and tried to adapt my game according to the match-situation.

Chen Long
The problem was Le Corbusier was a genius and an enormous artist, but he tried to resolve problems to which there is no solution. So the idea to demolish the centre of Paris in order to adapt it to the car – he drew it! – is something not even the most bloody dictators conceived.

Only advanced bakers should endeavor to adapt non-vegan recipes to be vegan, or gluten-full recipes to be gluten-free. There are all sorts of tips and tricks when it comes to subbing vegan ingredients for eggs and dairy, but it’s tricky to say the least.

The truth is, bad things don’t affect us as profoundly as we expect them to. That’s true of good things, too. We adapt very quickly to either.

Daniel Gilbert
If a prince marries a foreign princess, one to the manner born, he is being snobbish and old-fashioned. If he chooses a Diana or a Fergie, glamorous outsiders, they may never adapt to the restrictions of being Royal, with calamitous results.

When you change teams, cities or countries it’s obvious there’s a period of adaption, but some players can adapt quicker than others.

Whatever happens, I’m going to adapt to it. I always been like that all my life.

The cutest part is that both my grandparents have tried to adapt to my dream. When I sat them down and showed them a film that I did – with an intimate scene in it – I was surprised that their reaction wasn’t dramatic. My grandmother even came to me to ask, ‘How do you do it?’

I’ve learned in my life that things change. Seasons changes, times change. We take different jobs. Our children grow. So, we have to study the people in our lives and adapt to them, because when we do that, we get more out of our relationships.

I always write these movies that are far too big for any paying customer to sit down and watch from beginning to end, and so I always have this big novel that I have to adapt into a movie as I go.

I am pretty confident I can adapt to the style of the Premier League.

Early AI was mainly based on logic. You’re trying to make computers that reason like people. The second route is from biology: You’re trying to make computers that can perceive and act and adapt like animals.

Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around – we’ll adapt to that. It’s an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions.

When doing a remake, you’re on safer territory. You know you cannot go absolutely wrong. But how right it goes depends on various factors like casting and the way you adapt the film.

Rather than be asked to abandon one’s own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.

People forget actors can adapt and change their appearance. In this industry, people sometimes cast to type, or as close to type as possible, but actors are a lot more versatile than you think!

The learning curve, and the things that you have to adapt to on a daily basis in the UFC, is pretty crazy. It’s a huge burden for anybody to have: not just the fighting itself but learning how to deal with the other responsibilities.

You have to have coaches willing to adapt.

Rocky Wirtz
James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg are the ideal guys to adapt ‘The Disaster Artist.’

As a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security‘s Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, it is my responsibility to help our country adapt to and overcome the threats that COVID-19 presents to air travel.

My characteristics are to control the game, stay in the middle and organise the team, but I can adapt as well.

Technology advances at exponential rates, and human institutions and societies do not. They adapt at much slower rates. Those gaps get wider and wider.

I played with Michy for Belgium. He is still young; he can finish and is very good. He just needs to adapt to English football, and he will. He is intelligent and a good player.

A government should not function based on the pressures of some or others. It should try to adapt a mix of measures that fits every context and generates the appropriate steps forward.

Laura Chinchilla
‘Adapt and overcome’ is my new motto.

Humans are an infant species, a mere 150,000 years old. But, armed with a massive brain, we’ve not only survived, we’ve used our wits to adapt to and flourish in habitats as varied as deserts, Arctic tundra, tropical rainforests, wetlands and high mountain ranges.

You can’t stay who you are… Things change and you have to be able to adapt.

With the House of Marley, over the years we’ve been trying to establish ourselves not just as a brand but a lifestyle movement. So it’s been a challenge to get people to adapt to our new way of thinking. We’re all about sustainability, the natural life, the eco life.

Just like any business is a living, breathing thing, an entrepreneur has to be able to adapt over time.

It’s nice to have a band that can adapt to whatever show we’re in, so we can play on a big stage or a house show.

Regarding my coaching philosophy, I think it is important to adapt to the team/players and the culture in the country where you are coaching, but to keep possession is a key issue wherever you are.

If you create open technology that people can use, adapt and play with, it builds capability and they teach themselves.

Charles Leadbeater
In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.

We recognize the need to adapt to a changing competitive environment.

Sumner Redstone
Foreign managers, sometimes it’ll take them time to adapt or for the players to adapt to them. It’s something that is just one of those things in football.

Players at the highest level have got high football intelligence, so they can adapt, but at the same time you need a structure and an idea of how you’ve got to play that system.

The Chinese government clearly does pay attention to public opinion expressed on the Internet – the extent to which they choose to adapt their practices based on it, or ignore it, seems to vary.

My parents, Gary and Patricia, let me be in my world. They never told me what I couldn’t do. It helped me adapt in a positive way.

Candis Cayne
I jumped around to different schools so I always had to adapt – remain me but pull from different avenues.

Hope E. L .James doesn’t think I’m being a prankster. I really want to adapt her novels for the screen. Christian Grey is a writer’s dream.

Bret Easton Ellis
It’s fun to see how other artists adapt my work.

The best mother is the mother who adapts, and the best children are the children who adapt as well.

Novelty is adaptive when things are changing and you need to adapt yourself. Tradition is essential to lay down the stability to raise families and form cohesive social groups.

I think when you move to a country like the U.S., you need to understand the culture, to understand how people see the game, and adapt yourself.

Even if I was in prison, I could be free in my head. I can adapt easily.

In terms of being able to adapt to any situation on any given night, in any given moment and that just comes with nearly twenty years of experience and paying attention to the guys that I’ve tried to emulate throughout my career.

It took a while to adapt to life in London, but six months into my course at RADA, I felt very at home.

Sometimes true girl power means accepting that we are actually vulnerable and even powerless – then figuring out how to adapt and have our needs met in other ways.

I was one of the youngest world champions in boxing. It is not that I was not prepared for it. I was just so young and it happened so quickly. I had to adapt to it. Live up to the hype. It was hard.

As human beings, we have the blessing and the curse that we’re able to adapt to almost anything. No matter how extreme the circumstances you’re in, they become normal.

Kevin Powers
There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment – you can truly be yourself.

I’m a strong fighter, I’m a fighter who can adapt to my surroundings.

I am a bit difficult to be around sometimes. I can be stubborn on a lot of things, and I’m set, but I can also adapt in a conflict situation and don’t hold on to an ego. I end up seeing the larger good and adapt to it, provided it benefits me. I may come across as a cold person, but I am extremely sentimental.

Local school districts should be free to adapt their academic programs in ways appropriate for their community, but we cannot allow mindless budget shortfalls to force wrongheaded changes to our children’s education.

The strength of the British constitution is supposedly its ability, because it is unwritten in key respects like the incapacity of the prime minister, to adapt to crises with flexibility and urgency.

Football brings changes and different direction in your life. It’s about how you adapt to it and move on.

Some people feel divorce is an excuse to not compromise. Yes, in life you have to adapt and compromise. But the questions is – when does it stop? How much is too much, how less is too little? That’s a personal choice.

One of the things that’s interesting is that the PC has always had a huge amount of scalability. It was sort of the wild dog that moved into Australia and killed all the local life because it could just adapt. There used to be these dedicated devices, like dedicated word processors.

Being the Barca coach is different to being the coach at another club because you have to adapt to the philosophy of the club. At other clubs, maybe you have the freedom to adapt the team to your way of thinking. Here, that’s not the case.

The world around me has changed, and I have learned to adapt but not change. But I’m changing into the woman I am meant to be.

Pentagon not only has the untrainable ‘It’ factor but also the rare ability to adapt and succeed wherever he competes. He has a unique charisma about him that fans connect with, and regardless of where he competes or what style is prominent, he seamlessly blends in – yet stands apart from everyone else on the card.

Fortuna is tricky, he’s a southpaw like me. But you’ve got to adapt to whatever is in front of you.

I think a fighter should be ready and able to adapt to anything that is in front of him in the ring.

I’ve come to learn from my own experiences and those around me that it’s not about survival of the fittest but about who can adapt the best to change.

If you love women, and you want to sing about love, don’t feel the need to say ‘he.’ Don’t feel the need to adapt to the society or the culture.

The thing I enjoy is that I have come to league as a union player, and I have to adapt to different situations I am facing.

You’ve got to be able to adapt to your environment.

Neymar will leave Barca fans speechless. He could become an even better player than he was during the Confederations Cup with Brazil. He’ll easily adapt to the style of the team and will be very happy there.

When I was younger and in primary school, I’d do maybe a film a year, and I had to adapt to being away from everyone for a couple of months.

It is how you approach the role given to you, and how you relate to that character and then how you adapt and gel into that role which makes you a good actor.

At heart, human beings are what we may call ‘generalists,’ who have the ability to adapt their internalsoftware programs’ to different habitats or situations.

I think that’s a big challenge in the NBA: How quickly can you adapt? Because things always change in the league – whether it’s trade, free agency, an injury, you have to adapt quickly.

I used to rely on black-and-white, and while I was working on ‘Smile,’ I learned to adapt to color on my end.

Raina Telgemeier
It’s a remarkable pace of which things change and adapt, and it’s hard for us to keep up with as a species.

I don’t think my body’s gonna go to hell if I train for performance. It might change a little and adapt, but I like being strong.

English football is very different, and I had to adapt to it much more than I would have had if I had stayed in the Russian league. But after a season, I felt a lot better, a lot fitter.

It’s strange to play outdoors, especially in the daytime. But we’re figuring it out. The rules are different for festival shows – how you talk to the crowd, how you can try to get them involved. Things are just a little different, and I think we’ve learned to adapt our show.

Andrew Dost
I fear that light touch regulations that have allowed the Internet to prosper will now be replaced by a heavy hand that stifles innovation and does not adapt well to change. The Internet is not broken.

Federalists, Whigs, DemocraticRepublicans; parties are born, parties die, and parties realign themselves to adapt to shifting demographics and attitudes.

You get elected, often, if you’re a woman, on the strength of the women’s vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.

Eleanor Clift
We make adjustments and changes before and sometimes also during the games in order adapt to the opposition. The manager will, for example, tell the striker to make different runs or position the central midfielders slightly differently in relation to each other.

What makes me unique is my ability to adapt to different situations and switch onto smaller guards and stay out there. Another component to being out there on the floor – and this is something that I learned as my college career went on – was staying on the floor, literally, comes down to not picking up fouls.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

If I’m really under pressure to get work done, I can adapt to most situations, but I prefer to be at home, in a comfortable chair, with as few distractions as possible.

When a new coach comes to a new club with new ways, new ideas, the players have to adapt.

At heart, I’m a dude from South Central Los Angeles. We roll the way we roll because we had survival tactics; we had to learn how to adapt. That’s just me.

We have to be able to adapt to new situation. It’s another form of the definition of intelligent behavior.

Apart from finding a first job, college graduates seem to adapt more easily than those with only a high school degree as the economy evolves and labor-market needs change.

There’s no real excuse for being successful enough as an actor to do what you want and then selling out. You do it pure. You don’t try to adapt it, make it commercial.

The difference in the Premier League is that it’s very competitive physically, so I’ll try to improve in that aspect as well and adapt as soon as possible to the style of play.

You could have one idea in your mind, and afterwards you could be working with a team with different players, and you may not be able to achieve what you want to, so you need to adapt.

I had proposals from England, but I believe they would have had to adapt to my style.

Mario Mandzukic
What we need to do, as writers, is find out where our market is and adapt to it. I’m not saying that you follow every trend slavishly, but what you see is that, if there is a sea-change in the way that things are being done, then you account for it.

My game takes time to adapt to grass; grass is a little bit different.

As I became more interested in behavior from the standpoint of neurobiology, the stress-response became really interesting. What stress physiology is about is – when there is a new environmental challenge, how does an individual adapt? It seemed like a natural transition.

I adapt and I adjust to whatever environment I’m in.

Living with anyone for many years takes skill. To keep peace in the household, couples learn to adapt to one another, hopefully in positive ways.

The thing about living with any disability is that you adapt; you do what works for you.

It is urgent to shift from a traditional, authoritative, rote educational approach to a project-based and experiential approach. Specific hard skills are fundamental, but is even more important that students ‘learn how to learn’ and focus on crucial soft skills such as flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.

I think self-love isn’t some destination you get to and you are then incapable of feeling those feelings, but a journey in which you adapt your experiences to make for a happier life.

Change is the only constant. We all change as per time and relationship also changes and you need to adapt. You need to grow together.

Whatever I did in 1960, half a century ago, I couldn’t do that today and enter the field. The field has changed so much, you have to adapt to the times whatever you’re doing. That’s the reality of life: you have to be a different person today than you had to be then.

Douglas Kirkland
At the beginning, I didn’t want to arrive at a big team like Ferrari and say: ‘Ok, I want the car like this’ – I just wanted to try and adapt to the car and then see if I wanted to make some changes.

Don’t be afraid to adapt new ingredients into your own techniques, and traditional ingredients into new recipes.

Jose Garces
Whatever role I get told to play, I just have to adapt to it and play.

Almost every collection I do has 200 different references. I don’t have two of the same coat, two of the same dress. I have it in one color, in one fabric. I’ve tried to adapt the culture of couture, and the know-how and the heritage, but I try to update it.

The 2008 Democratic presidential candidates would be wise to note that unwarranted negativism is dangerous and badly underestimates the strengths of the American people to adapt to and prosper with change.

Bernard L Schwartz
The publishing world has been very slow to adapt to the digital world.

But in practice master plans fail – because they create totalitarian order, not organic order. They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community.

It’s really amazing how the human mind and body can adapt to new environments. How the once incredible can become so normal.

I was brought up with a scientific outlook on life. It’s the way my father deciphers the world – whether it’s football, politics or hairstyles. So I don’t get anxious about the future, because I was raised to believe and accept that nothing stays the same, and the best way to survive is to adapt.

Don’t tie yourself down to one workout, as your muscles quickly adapt to a certain style of training, so you’ll see less results over time. The same can be said about cardio and your diet.

Since he was 17 years old in Atlanta, I think people always knew that there was something different about Key. He’s obviously been able to adapt to so many sounds and time periods in his own way, which is clear from the long list of collaborators; but he has always retained an effortlessly weird perspective.

It would have been tough for anyone to adapt ‘Push’ – an amazing but wrenching novel by Sapphire – for the screen, and I think director Lee Daniels made interesting choices, particularly with Preciousfantasies. In my view, some of them work and some do not, but they are definitely provocative directorial choices.

Sometimes styles don’t translate. Rey Mysterio was a master of doing that. No matter where he went, Rey could make his style adapt. But not everyone is Rey Mysterio.

We moved from the East coast to the town of Spokane, Washington, when I was about 13 years old, and I did not adapt very well to the, to the style of the place, and I spent most of my time in the public library.

Irwin Rose
Life does more than adapt to the Earth. It changes the Earth to its own purposes.

Guys don’t adapt as well as women do to getting their heart broken for the first time. It’s tragic.

I can work with both the old, revered filmmakers and new directors. It is amazing how they see me in their world, and then I adapt accordingly.

It’s difficult to adapt to Barcelona.

At KPMG, we believe that companies with inclusive and diverse cultures are better positioned to adapt, grow, and thrive in a changing business environment.

The more you change and stress the body the quicker it’s going to adapt and change.

When you’re picking up and moving, it does create… well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place.

In the industry, people talk about how getting their first project was a struggle but for me, the real struggle in Mumbai was to adapt to the lifestyle, culture and work ethics.

People in Russia adapt to misery by a deep, deep humor.

I find that my Israeli background actually helps me to break some boundaries because we don’t have such long traditions. We took traditions from Europe, from the Middle East, and we were encouraged to explore and adapt things.

I have to know the characteristics of the players. I have to adapt myself to the characteristics of the championship and the players. Now I study my players.

There’s more to life than being an actor in a Hollywood movie. I’m not going to adapt my life after that existence, where a lot of people do. And they get the publicist, and they get all that stuff, and it becomes them. I think it’s a stupid way to live your life. A really dumb way to live your life.

I’m taught to adapt and exploit every situation in the ring.

Just because I’ve got two prosthetic legs, yeah, I had to adapt in ways, but I’ve also become a lot stronger. It doesn’t mean I’m at any disadvantage, really.

As an actor, there are a lot of personas and personalities that you carry. Whatever you wear, you adapt to it, and people feel that’s your style. But that’s not necessarily an actor’s style. There are some things that are very ‘you,’ and some are only to suit your persona.

There are teams in England who play the football I like, keeping the ball on the ground, playing a quick game with one-twos, pressing their opponents high up the pitch. If one of these clubs were interested in me, I’d adapt to them well, and they could adapt to my way of playing, which isn’t so common.

The evolution of Parkour sort of happens with time and age as you change, and the body has a certain memory of Parkour. There is a sort of thing that remains intrinsic, but then the choreography will adapt to whatever the necessity of each particular film needs.

David Belle
A proud and healthy society does not equivocate when it comes to stating clearly and unequivocally what it expects of its prospective immigrants. It is for immigrants to adapt to the host nation‘s values and never the other way around.

I grew up everywhere because my dad was in the Navy. I had to adapt to each environment.

If you look at the best players around the world, they sum up what people are trying to do and adapt to it and are willing to change and have the confidence to change what they are doing to get the right outcome.

What has truly impeded ESPN from overcoming its financial mistakes and inability to adapt to technological advances? The decadelong culture war ESPN lost to Deadspin, a snarky, politically progressive sports blog launched by Gawker’s Nick Denton in 2005.

A career is about learning to adapt yourself to the new environment and learning to sink or swim.

As the world we live in is so unpredictable, the ability to learn and to adapt to change is imperative, alongside creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills.

By empowering players – not just players, but grown men – to think for themselves outside of the game, you hope that they will be more likely to adapt to a situation and seize the moment in a sporting contest.

It seems the world of book publishing is constantly changing. Whether it was the rise of chain stores or their decline, or the digital revolution… fortunately, we have been able not only to adapt but to thrive.

Every species becomes extinct; at some point, we will go extinct. The question is, as Homo sapiens, are we going to be able to adapt to the change that we’re actually part of? We’re causing such dramatic changes to the planet, so yes, you do stop and think, ‘I wonder where we’re headed.’

Louise Leakey
It is a challenging task to adapt a book to screen presentation and you will not be able to satisfy those who read the classic novel.

Wherever the enemy wants to fight, we will follow him to the ends of the Earth. We’ll adapt, we’ll train, we’ll advise, we’ll mentor, and we’ll fight, and we’ll fight well.

Coaches are going to adapt to whatever the rules are. The rules certainly change strategy.

As an international player, the players have to adapt to the condition no matter what the situation is.

I think the consistency in my performances, my ability to adapt to different coaches, systems or competitions work in my favour.

Wissam Ben Yedder
One of the things I wanted to do in the Department for Education was open up the policy making process and run things like wikis in open formats in order to a: start off with better ideas and then b: adapt to errors much faster than is possible with normal Whitehall systems.

You have to have the ability to adapt. That’s probably the single most important quality you need to have as a WWE Superstar.

Elon Musk is worried about AI apocalypse, but I am worried about people losing their jobs. The society will have to adapt to a situation where people learn throughout their lives depending on the skills needed in the marketplace.

As Governor, I’ve worked to solve problems the New Hampshire way – bringing together Democrats, Republicans and Independents to help hard-working Granite Staters adapt to our changing economy so that everyone has the opportunity to get ahead and stay ahead.

You must adapt to the situation. This is where the pictures come from.

Douglas Kirkland
If men can learn to be less defensive, more open to others, and more accepting of accountability, they will adapt well to the new global economy.

John Gerzema
I’ll adapt to any situation. I’ve been adapting to different situations my whole life.

Whenever I write for television, I plan the story on whiteboard wallpaper in my office, using a system created by the American writer Dan Harmon. It’s remarkably simple: a character wants something; they enter a new world and adapt to it; they get what they want, re-enter the old world and change.

We all bullet point our triumphs, but I am who I am because of everything you don’t see on my CV. The stuff that doesn’t work out teaches you how to trust your instincts and adapt.

I’m too old to adapt to somebody else’s ways.

Claudia Christian
I player my lower-lofted irons slightly higher-up in my stance. Not as much as variable-length, but a little further up can help golfers adapt to the lower-lofted irons.

I have my philosophy in my mind: you need to adapt for each moment and each team.

Fitness is important, but the most important thing is how you adapt and the way you feel physically. To adapt to a new position. To try to change your game.

An employee who’s one of hundreds, rather than one of a few, is unlikely to feel personally responsible for helping the organization adapt and change.

In Brazil, we play quite open, but I’m doing my best to adapt as quickly as I can.

There is nobody called Test bowler, one day bowler or T20 bowler. It just how you adapt and make a difference to your own game.

Perhaps if you are in support functions waiting on the warfighters to spell out the specifics of what you are to do, you can avoid the consequences of not reading. Those who must adapt to overcoming an independent enemy’s will are not allowed that luxury.

All managers have a different playing style and football philosophy. What’s important for players is being able adapt to those different styles.

One of the coolest things to me about living in space was it really caused me to think about how the human body and mind can adapt to completely different environments.

Capitalism has proved its ability to adapt: at a time when so many younger people quite legitimately feel that the economic system doesn’t work for them, big business appealing to their sense of idealism is a savvy move.

To adapt a play into a movie, you have to change it.

Randa Haines
Players have to adapt nowadays, and if you have a good football brain, if you can read the game, you can manage it.

I have always believed governments must adapt to the needs of the people, not the other way around.

When people note that more and more voters are cutting their landline phones and that more and more people are refusing to pick up phone calls from numbers they don’t know, they are identifying problems that the polling industry has long struggled with and continue to try to adapt to.

I think you learn from every experience, and you have to continue to adapt.

I was 16 and went straight into the reserves. I had to adapt to the language, adapt to a new country, adapt to a style of play, all with new team-mates. All those kind of things were in my head and it was very hard.

My dad was in the military. It was difficult sometimes, because he would have to be away a lot, and we would have to move around a lot. Trying to adapt to new schools and new places can be really tough.

Nolan Gould
The Bundesliga is different from La Liga, it’s different from Serie A, it’s different from the Premier League, so you have to adapt to the circumstances.

I’d love to adapt more contemporary novels. But there isn’t really enough story and character to make a really satisfying serial, so they tend to be single dramas.

Al Qaida changes; Al Qaida adapts. We have to adapt as well. We rely on resources to do that. Reducing resources beyond a certain point will make us less able to adapt as our enemy adapts.

Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game and you have to adapt, keep faith, trust and never give up.

I use the transition of the airport, the flying from one place to another to really let go of the -isms, and the ideas that I have as an individual and kind of adapt and begin to morph.

When I compose an album, I don’t think about how to adapt it on stage.

You know I’ve never worked without a script before, but with Apatow, it’s all improvisation. He calls out a premise, and you have to adapt.

I can adapt to change easily, but I’m not a fan of it.

When you read the book, you paint the picture but when you adapt a book then the audience will, by and large, say the book was better and every filmmaker knows this.

I go from being not known to being so known in the tennis world, in Canada in general. It’s going to be a little bit of a change to me. I’m going to have to adapt. But that doesn’t change things. I still have to work really hard every day.

My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.

It is up to me to adapt and to continue to surprise with my positioning, the timing of my runs, the trajectories, when I call for the ball.

I love Elektra. I really have a special place in my heart for her. It was very enjoyable for me to discover her and to adapt her for this project and bring myself to this character. So I have a special spot for her.

If you adapt your diet and exercise regime gradually you can keep it up long term. Often people begin with a big push and burn out quickly. Don’t suddenly go mad a week before your holiday. Start early and build up slowly: you’ll feel the benefits much more.

It’s hard sometimes, especially with a book like ‘Scorch Trials,’ to truly adapt to the way the book is because so many of the scenes that take place in the book are really graphed and painted for the imagination. Trying to bring that to life is a really big task.

Dexter Darden
Wherever you’re from, you adapt to your environment. It definitely made my music a little bit more explicit. Because I really was in North Philly, I listened to State Property and stuff. Everything my dad listened to, I listened to.

I just can really adapt to any kind of environment.

You adapt to who you’re photographing.

I’ve learnt to adapt on the pitch and, when I think back, also in front of goal.

It’s not easy to adapt to losing a lot.

I love to play with make-up. I adapt my beauty look to my outfit, so as soon as I know what I’m wearing, I know if I want to go for a red lip or a smoky eye. I usually won‘t put those two together, but it all depends on what outfit I’m going for.

The fundamental difficulty that most novelists face when they are trying to adapt their own book into a screenplay is realizing that a screenplay is a completely different way of storytelling, and it has limitations.

And I also am very nervous about implants. You know, I’m just nervous about all that. So I could still do it. I could think about it. But I needed to adapt to myself.

Whether you’re in a blockbuster or an art film, you have to be able to adapt.

Captains have their own personalities and the best ones make players adapt to their thinking and methods.

When antibiotics first came out, nobody could have imagined we’d have the resistance problem we face today. We didn’t give bacteria credit for being able to change and adapt so fast.

Nowadays you never see players playing cards. We used to sit around playing cards together all the time. But I can’t fight that, I have to adapt and change.

When my mom, Mercedes, and her younger sister, Juanita, first came from Puerto Rico, they were the youngest in the family. They had to jump into a new community and really learn English, assimilate, and adapt – and I saw that. I grew up in that community.

I think when you work on fossils, and you realize that a species is there, and it’s abundant for quite a long period of time, and then at some point it’s no longer there – and so, when you look at that bigger picture, yes, you realize that either you change and adapt, or, as a species, you go extinct.

Louise Leakey
I think a firm grip helps you control the club and prevents it from turning in your hands. Another thing about feel is, if you make a change in your grip, it takes time for your brain to adapt.

I feel like I can really adapt to any type of fashion sense that I want to.

I am always trying to learn and adapt.

I had to play a certain style to get in the league, but now I want to be a player that stays in the league a long time, and you have to change your game and adapt.

I enjoy adapting my own work, or anybody’s work. I like to adapt books.

Joseph Wambaugh
Always learn, adapt and evolve.

Presidents have to learn how to adapt. Every president comes into the job; it’s different than they expect. They must adapt.

I feel like I can adapt to any defense.

As a singer, I float around. I’m kind of scatty, bouncing around a lot. I try to adapt to what’s going on around me in the song and the arrangement.

Always be true to you. But learn how to adapt, too. That’s something I wish I did when I was younger.

When you’re in a situation that is foreign to you, you just have to pull yourself together and adapt.

With a disaster like global warming, it’s too late to worry about when it’s looming except to figure out how to adapt to it.

I like to adapt to each city. I like to come up with a concept for each space I do. The vibe in L.A. is a little sexier than New York, so the colors are a little different.

That image is now associated with the Portuguese coaches: the ability to adapt, to arrive and win, to assemble good teams and good structures is undoubtedly one of our brands and I think that’s the main fact for which we are most respected around the world.

You have to adapt yourself to the changing times. There is no other way. You must keep up with what’s happening around you. You afford to be complacent on that front at all. Otherwise you won’t be relevant.

It’s important to go into the grocery store with a plan and a list. But it’s a skeleton – you need to know how to deviate from it and adapt it to what ingredients are available and fresh.

People were used to see me in a 3-5-2 because in Fiorentina that was also where I played. But the hard thing was to adapt to that when I arrived in Italy.

The digitally native vertical brand (DNVB) is born on the Internet. It is aimed squarely at millennials and digital natives. It doesn’t have to adapt to the future; it is the future. It doesn’t need to get younger customers. It starts with younger customers.

Churches, by the very reason of their structures, are monolithic and do not adapt easily. But in many cases, they, too, have allowed themselves to become allied or even part of an unjust establishment or system.

Sean MacBride
I mean, I think I pride myself on being a good hitter so if I have to, my job changes and I have to adapt to do that.

The things I have sold to film, I’ve sold because I was happy to rent out the right to adapt those works. Some things, I haven‘t sold to film, because I was less interested in having no control over the adaptation.

If they don’t execute well enough then there’s nothing much a coach can do. But if they do execute those plans correctly and they don’t work, then you need to be able to adapt and come up with something different.

Ant & Dec have always nicked stuff off us. We met their writers, they said they just trawl our stuff and adapt it. The problem is they’re a lot bigger than us, so people think we’re copying them.

The real art of what we do, at least back in the old-school days, was improv. If you were a great worker, you were able to adapt and that skill developed over time because of all the traveling and working in different areas. You learned how to read a crowd.

I’m trying to adapt – they say you have to adapt to vertigo.

You just have to adapt, and you have to realize where people are going to actually play their games. It used to just be Nintendo and PlayStation, and now it’s all kind of devices. So you’ve got to learn to adapt what you know from the technology into those areas… I’ve been wanting to do a mobile game for a long time.

Learning disabilities do not go away, but you learn how to adapt. You may have to work a little bit harder; it may take a long time. You just may do it differently – but you can do it.

If you see a gaggle of teenagers walking towards you, you tend not to make eye contact, because you know they’re going to recognise you. You learn to adapt: 99.999 per cent of people aren’t looking to be harmful or unpleasant; they just want something, a photograph or an autograph.

Over time, the business itself has evolved and changed almost seemingly every year. I’ve been able to adjust and change my style and adapt to whoever I’m in the ring with.

China will continue to adopt multiple measures to advance the reform and opening up of its financial sector so that its financial market can better adapt to financial modernization and globalization.

We know from research that the reading circuit is not given to human beings through a genetic blueprint like vision or language; it needs an environment to develop. Further, it will adapt to that environment’s requirements – from different writing systems to the characteristics of whatever medium is used.

When I was younger, I used to wrestle, and I feel that it contributed to my athletic ability because as a wrestler you have to be an all-encompassed athlete. You need stamina, strength, endurance and mental capacity. You also have to learn how to adapt in any situation.

Negation is the mind’s first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.

Whenever you’re looking at new ways to get in shape, first you have to decide what you want. Do you want a more muscular look, or do you want to slim down and appear more toned and ripped? I adapt my training and diet with each role I do, depending on the image I want to convey.

I’ve really just had to learn and adapt more than ever before, because there’s so much to do in F1. There’s so much to be on top of as a driver. It really requires perfection just to walk out of a weekend with a decent result.

Part of what makes a great chef is the ability to adapt, cook, and to taste. A great chef will use all their food knowledge, food memories, and senses to work with each ingredient and apply themselves to the dish they are creating.

You have to change on the fly. You have to adapt. It’s what I do. It’s what wins for me.

We should find inspiration in the senses that already exist and try to copy them and apply them to us. If we compare our senses to the senses of other animals and species that we don’t have, we can get ideas for new abilities that we can adapt to humans by applying cybernetics to the body.

Neil Harbisson
It’s the cross-training that’s key. It doesn’t let your body adapt to one stimulus too much and it keeps your workouts exciting.

Brett Hoebel
As a pop artist by definition, you have to learn to adapt.

Pedro Capo
The fight against terrorism will not be over tomorrow or next month, or even next year. The fight will endure for years to come, and as the threat changes, so too must we adapt to these transformations.

I’m French – it’s less important. Meaning, I remain a Frenchman in America, but I adapt to American culture. I feel good there – but I’m still a foreigner.

Yeah, you got the family dog and the white picket fence, and you just think that’s all there is. Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, and we just had to adapt to our environment. I know that it’s wrong. But people act like it’s some crazy thing they never heard of. They don’t know.

Michael Vick
Whenever I’ve tried to ingratiate myself to an existing community, I tend to give too much, to become whatever it is they want me to be. It’s something I do automatically – I’ve learnt to immediately adapt.

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.

It is remarkable how easily children and grown-ups adapt to living in a dictatorship organised by lunatics.

You work around a body and adapt the clothes to your own customer, and this is the interesting part. This is why the haute couture exists: because in ready-to-wear, you have not too much fitting.

I know it will take a little time to adapt to a different team and a different league.

Robbie Keane
We should be in constant evolution and adapt to the new without ever losing our essence or our integrity.

Pedro Capo
I adapt more to the match for the second set.

The key thing is knowing how to adapt. Adapting to the group that you have at your disposal; adapting to the place where you’re working; adapting to the local environment. This is crucial: adaptability.

It’s a challenge for any writer to write beyond what he knows. You get material, adapt it, and do the best you can with it.

In an Ashes series you have to adapt quickly to the conditions and your rivals. If you don’t, you get found out.

I will become the greatest, because all travellers have to be able to adapt. That quality, adaptability, is essential to that way of life. Not many boxers have it but I can adapt before a fight to the opponent, during the fight if necessary.

I am a player who finds it easy to adapt to the circumstances, and I don’t think I would have had a problem adapting to England.

When you play the top sides you cannot afford to be as open as 4-4-2 can leave you. Consequently teams adapt their formation.

Your personality as the prime minister feeds through to what you emphasise, and what you don’t, how you’ll handle a situation – whether you’ve got the combination of intelligence or instincts to adapt and to make good decisions.