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A lot of people think it takes millions of dollars to give back or inspire, but just you showing up means a lot.
We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
Nothing’s holding me back. If I’m held back, the only thing holding me back was me.
To keep everyone invested in your vision, you have to back up a little bit and really analyze who the different stakeholders are and what they individually respond to.
The longer we keep looking back in the rearview mirror, it takes away from everything that’s moving forward.
I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.
My knee is almost back to normal. I am back in training.
If I say something, I mean it. If I promise something, best as I can, I’m going to follow through. If I say I have your back, I genuinely mean it.
I have sworn eternal opposition to slavery, and by the blessing of God, I will never go back.
When you’re a chill, laid back guy, you maybe have more pent-up frustration, anger, bitterness, than maybe somebody a little wilder would have.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
I think art is good at looking back and looking forward. I don’t think art is good at looking head-on. At the end of the day, people are more important than paintings.
I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Looking back is a way to sharpen the focus on the things you want to change in your life. I think there’s something about nostalgia that really puts a fine point on the here-and-now, and that can be incredibly fascinating and interesting and engaging for the mind.
I don’t actually subscribe to the view that all power corrupts. But absolute power – when secured on the back of massive parliamentary majorities, which don’t reflect the balance of political opinion in the country – can corrupt absolutely.
The Holy Spirit can be with you always and guide you back to Him, but in order to enjoy the benefits of this holy gift, you must truly receive it, and then you must use it in your life. How sad it would be to be given such a precious gift and then set it aside and never use it.
I had to bring myself back down to being a normal person again.
In acting, I always try to go back to what would actually be the real situation, the real human behavior in life.
Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward.
Back then, as a teenager, I kept thinking, why don’t the adults around here just say something? Say it so they know we don’t accept segregation? I knew then and I know now that, when it comes to justice, there’s no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’
When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.
Looking back isn’t going to help you. Moving forward is the thing you have to do.
It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
If I take back any of the bumps, bruises or scrapes I’ve been through. I wouldn’t be the same person.
The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting. The dream of college I put on the back burner.
Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.
Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
For me, growing up felt like a roller coaster ride at times, but looking back, I don’t think that it was such a bad thing. It was all part of the excitement of being young.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
I’m a happy man, because I am successful in what I do, of course; but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone.
Buddhist practices offer a way of saying, ‘Hey, come back over here, reconnect.’ The only way that you’ll actually wake up and have some freedom is if you have the capacity and courage to stay with the vulnerability and the discomfort.
It’s good to be busy. I prefer that than sitting back and enjoying life.
In the startup work environment, you get to have a relationship with your boss, the investors, and the key members of the team. Startups are like families – you see the good, the bad and the ugly, but in the end, you’ve got each other’s back.
I have been to hell and back. I had a very, very bad nervous breakdown.
‘Back To Love‘ is a way of letting people know that sometimes you get caught up in trying to be successful in school or in your social life, and it’s a reminder not to forget that each day people are getting older. Nobody is promised tomorrow, so we should make sure that we spend quality time with quality people.
I have spent more time in my life working and being in restaurants than being at home. I immediately feel comfortable entering a restaurant, and I feel even more comfortable in the back with the chef and cooks.
I’m trying to get myself in good shape, do my workouts, so that when I am back, I am ready to go.
When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was.
A poor worker is taxed heavily to receive his own money back with a modest supplement. Surely it would be more efficient just to pay the supplement and take him out of direct tax altogether.
A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.
Everybody, not just stars, should take up the responsibility of giving back to society. It doesn’t matter how much you give, but what really matters is if you are willing to give something.
I don’t believe in regrets. There are a few things I’d do differently, but I can’t go back in time and redo them, however much I might wish to. All I can do is learn from past mistakes and move forward.
With a common-sense approach, we can reduce waste, fraud and abuse, cut back on unnecessary bureaucracy and provide for the pillars of a strong economy and life in our state.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back in.
Edinburgh is good craic. A romantic and beautiful city, it’s one those places that makes me smile when I think about it – there are other places I would never dare go back to, but Edinburgh is very special.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.
I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn’t know that, and I have no carbons.
A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.
When I stepped into the box, I felt the at-bat belonged to me. Everybody else was there for my convenience. The pitcher was there to throw me a ball to hit. The catcher was there to throw it back to him if he didn’t give me what I wanted the first time. And the umpire was lucky that he was close enough to watch.
Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.
There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
I like to say there’s certain things you can’t take back: One of them is ‘I love you,’ and one of them is bullets.
Throughout your career, whether you’re getting into the sport or have been it in for a number of years like me, there will always be obstacles. The important thing is how you deal with those obstacles and come back from any disappointment or setback, no matter how big or small.
It’s good to reflect on life and take a step back and sit and relax and do something else.
You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.
My favorite Bob Dylan record is the very first one where he sings one Bob Dylan song and the rest of them are his interpretations of the Dust Bowl-era folk songs, or even going back as far as the mass influx of people coming into the U.S. during the gold rush. His interpretations of those songs are incredible.
The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.
We need to stop being so profligate with fossil fuels, to rein back climate change and protect biodiversity. We need to work together, globally, and I’m optimistic that we will.
Throughout my career, the pounding in my heart, the fright, has been ever-present, but I never turned back. Fear can be a highly motivational part of the journey.
Colonialism deprives you of your self-esteem and to get it back you have to fight to redress the balance.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
That experience with ‘Rent’ went by so fast. I was younger. I didn’t even really know what opening night was. And now I’m thinking back on the times I went to Broadway as a kid and the excitement I felt… And I’m realizing that I’m actually a part of that, so I’m learning to take it in, ’cause so often I shrug it away.
We have one planet in our solar system that’s habitable, and that’s the Earth, and space travel can transform things back here for the better. First of all, by just having people go to space and look back on this fragile planet we live on. People have come back transformed and have done fantastic things.
I consider myself a remarkably unsentimental person. I don’t look back on the good old days.
I don’t regret anything, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t look back and think, ‘What was I thinking?’
Injury in general teaches you to appreciate every moment. I’ve had my share of injuries throughout my career. It’s humbling. It gives you perspective. No matter how many times I’ve been hurt, I’ve learned from that injury and come back even more humble.
All the companies I’ve worked for have this deep problem of devolving to something like the hunting and gathering cultures of 100,000 years ago. If businesses could find a way to invent ‘agriculture,’ we could put the world back together and all would prosper.
Because if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward.
I don’t have time for their judgement and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it’ well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know?
I want to put money back in people’s pockets.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Disabled people need more invested in their education, housing, job training, transportation, assistive technology, and independent-living facilities. Governments earn back this investment – and more – by making people with disabilities economically productive citizens.
Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days… that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it’s not compromised. It’s blunt. It’s raw, straight off the street – from the beat to the voice to the words.
There is no mercy in a system that makes health care a luxury. There is no mercy in a country that turns their back on those most in need of protection: the elderly, the poor, the sick, and the suffering.
I remixed a remix, it was back to normal.
Obviously, there are moments that you look back at and cringe – things in the past involving violence or disrespect to women or disrespect to other people that are so far away from what I want to put out there now. But it’s actually a privilege to be able to change and be making records that reflect that change.
That’s the beauty of coaching. You get to touch lives, you get to make a difference. You get to do things for people who will never pay you back and they say you never have had a perfect day until you’ve done something for someone who will never pay you back.
It was me that was holding myself back because I felt like I had to fit into this mold of what people want to see.
To become mindfully aware of our surroundings is to bring our thinking back to our present moment reality and to the possibility of some semblance of serenity in the face of circumstances outside our ability to control.
What politicians want to create is irreversible change because when you leave office someone changes it back again.
Don’t let people make you afraid of taking chances in life. And if you fail, it’s no big deal. Get back up and fight through it and be successful again. If you did it once, you can do it again.
Never delay a prompting. When you honor a prompting and then stand back a pace, you realize that the Lord gave you the prompting. It makes me feel good that the Lord even knows who I am and knows me well enough to know that if He has an errand to be run, and He prompts me to run the errand, the errand will get done.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
We need to put human rights, a belief in multilateralism and respect for international law back at the heart of foreign policy.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
With every book, you go back to school. You become a student. You become an investigative reporter. You spend a little time learning what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes.
When people refer to ‘Back in the Day,’ it was a Wednesday. Just a little fun fact for you.
Team spirit is paramount – each of our own egos has to take a back seat. That applies to me as well as everyone else.
I don’t really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life.
If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.
The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
If Jesus came back today, and saw what was going on in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.
Redemption and rehabilitation for formerly incarcerated individuals is best achieved when they are able to reintegrate back into the community as productive members.
The neck is kind of what’s sexy in Japan, so you have to have the kimono a little bit back. It was just a whole different way of appealing to what was sexy.
Leave them wanting more and you know they’ll call you back.
You can hit the lowest low and face the darkest dark, but you can always get back up and get in the light. All of this is what actually makes life worth living.
In 50 years, I don’t think you’re gonna look back at 2006 and say, ‘The good old days.’
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you – gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.
The beauty about the playoffs is how you make an adjustment, how you come back game-to-game, and to be locked in and focused to win.
Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Some people never contribute anything positive to society, they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better, to give back.
It takes a lot of effort to win back credibility after having lost it so heavily.
I got my own back.
I look back on my career and my time as commissioner with great fondness.
Dad used to reminisce about the good old days when Everton won the old first division championship and the FA Cup back in the 1970s and 80s but they weren’t quite so good when I started supporting them.
We learned to put discipline in the haircuts by using actual geometry, actual architectural shapes and bone structure. The cut had to be perfect and layered beautifully, so that when a woman shook it, it just fell back in.
I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
I’m not possessive, I’m caring… Once you realize a person doesn’t want that much care, you automatically back off.
If you behind me, I’m not going to look back and try and figure out what you’re doing behind me.
When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.
I failed, got back up. I failed, got back up.
My husband and I are just really laid back people.
Even a burglar hesitates to go back for more.
Everything must change and you do what you can with the changes that are made. You can’t stop it. You can’t fight it. Everybody tries to go back to yesterday, but you can’t go back to yesterday. The only time there is, is now.
I don’t know what else I would be if I wasn’t me. I am not looking from the outside, looking back. I am who I am.
You can’t look back; you have to keep looking forward.
If you can’t pay it back, pay it forward.
What has happened has happened. What is done cannot be undone. There is no point in looking back and ruminating over the past. I am a forward-looking man. I want to look ahead; I want to put my past behind me. I want to make my country proud.
We must use words to uplift and include. We can use our words to fight back against oppression and hate. But we must also channel our words into action.
Our mission is to accelerate the development of a better financial system; it’s not just development of a better Bitcoin financial system, and so we want to back the best teams, who have the biggest ideas, unique solutions to big problems.
The more you back yourself, the more consistent you become in finishing the game.
I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
While you are meditating, if your mind wanders, gently bring it back to the present moment.
My teammates have my back; I have theirs.
Language and identity are so fundamentally intertwined. You peel back all the layers in terms of what we wear and what we eat and all the things that mark us, and in the end, what we have are our words.
I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.
If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.
When I look back on my childhood, my fondest memories are those surrounding the dinner table.
I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
The cool thing is that now that people have made this evolution where cooking is cool, people are doing it on weekends, they’re doing their own challenges. It’s back to cooking. And it’s real cooking.
When I think back on it, of course I got lucky and got great directors and good breaks but all that was the physical part. But what made me a star was that I could take a chance and not have anything to worry about in terms of losing.
I’m a conservative. I voted for Donald Trump and back in 2016 everybody was talking about, ‘Oh my God, here’s another TV character trying to run for the presidency.’ They didn’t really take him seriously.
Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that’s always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that’s what you are.
The most important advances, the qualitative leaps, are the least predictable. Not even the best scientists predicted the impact of nuclear physics, and everyday consumer items such as the iPhone would have seemed magic back in the 1950s.
A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism.
I’m excited, happy, nervous, anxious, all those feelings about playing for the Jets again. If I didn’t have high expectations, I wouldn’t come back here.
I developed the Clock Theory to help me time records; you know, spin the record back two revolutions or whatever and then play the break, spin the other one back two, play, like that.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down.
When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen.
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.
I can’t imagine going back to long hair. Cutting it was the greatest thing I ever did.
Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Our soldiers fought in the Korean War to push back communism. As a result of their effort and the effort of our allies, South Korea is free today.
Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don’t find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
Look back, and smile on perils past.
If I were a Negro, I’d be fighting, as Martin Luther King fought, for human recognition and justice. I’d rather go down with my flag flying. If you’re weak or crippled, or you can’t speak out or fight back in some way, then people don’t hesitate to treat you badly.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
Whenever I’m stressed out or having a bad day, the one thing that gets me happy or back into like a good place of mind is being on the golf course. I love being out there, especially really early in the morning getting the first tee time out and just playing by myself. It’s so peaceful.
The goal of Tesla is to accelerate sustainable energy, so we’re going to take a step back and think about what’s most likely to achieve that goal.
When you are surrounded by children, the child in you comes back.
Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.
Self-reflection is so healthy. Journaling works for me – when I record the details of what I’m going through, whether it’s a relationship issue or negative thoughts, I can look back and see how far I’ve come. It makes me proud to see my progress and how I got through a bad situation.
God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.
Do we go back and be the mushy middle party? Or do we have conservative, principled ideas for all the issues of the day, from the economy, from foreign policy, defence, security, that’s the choice.
Why don’t they go back to wood racquets? Then we would see the best tennis to be played.
Sustainability is a part of our ‘rise’ philosophy. You cannot rise if you take more from the community than you put back.
When I have a chance to go back to my village, I always remind myself where I came from.
That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.
I savor life. When you have anything that threatens life… it prods you into stepping back and really appreciating the value of life and taking from it what you can.
The financial crisis and the Great Recession demonstrated, in a dramatic and unmistakable manner, how extraordinarily vulnerable are the large share of American families with very few assets to fall back on. We have come far from the worst moments of the crisis, and the economy continues to improve.
If you love something let it go free. If it doesn’t come back, you never had it. If it comes back, love it forever.
It’s funny how life works. You end up sometimes back where you started.
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
I made a lot of money. I earned a lot of money with CNN and satellite and cable television. And you can’t really spend large sums of money, intelligently, on buying things. So I thought the best thing I could do was put some of that money back to work – making an investment in the future of humanity.
It’s a very slow process – two steps forward, one step back – but I’m inching in the right direction.
You never know: the next DJ Snake, the next Skrillex, the next big DJs might wait outside of the club. You gotta give back and listen to the next generation and show some love.
It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.
You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish.
That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It’s such a powerful force.
You can’t control injuries, but you can control how hard you work to come back.
Once I realized, I’m more than just a worker, I could create my own future – because your thoughts are your reality – I realized you don’t have to work as hard. You can just sit back, breathe, think about your next move and then think of that next move as if you already accomplished it and everything’s gonna come to you.
Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out and you want to catch it and bring it back. You can’t do that. It’s gone, gone forever.
I learn something not because I have to, but because I really want to. That’s the same view I have for performing. I’m performing because I really want to, not because I have to bring bread back home.
Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
You know what I hate? Indian givers… no, I take that back.
Great times, beautiful place, Boulder. In fact, that’s where I proposed to Jaye when I took her back there. In the parking lot of Baseline Liquors!
Sometimes we look back and 10 years from now we think, ‘Boy, those were great old days.’ Well, you know, we’re living in the good old days.
My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.
My thought process is in Malayalam. So, every time I have to work outside Malayalam, the process is a little stressful. I have to translate my Malayalam thoughts into English and back to Tamil.
If I weren’t doing what I’m doing today… I’d be traveling around the world on the back of a motorcycle.
Life is about daring to carry out your ideas. And for me, it always comes back to the wilderness, nature, mountains.
Take a step back, evaluate what is important, and enjoy life.
Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back.
You always have to think in the back of your mind that someone’s working harder than you, someone’s getting better than you. That’s what drives me every day. I always think there’s someone out there working harder.
Living in a capital in Europe but still surrounded by mountains and ocean, my relationship to music was strongest walking to school and back. I would sing to myself and very quickly started mapping out my melodies to landscapes – at the time I just thought it was very matter of fact, a common thing to do.
I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.
You do not send me to Brooklyn to get a cheesecake and then I come back and you’re gone.
Life isn’t always really glamorous and fabulous. It’s about encouraging people to go back to natural beauty.
I get a lot of the ideas when I’m resting – either when I’m meditating or getting some kind of work done on my back, like physical therapy or acupuncture. That’s where I get my best ideas, maybe because I’m balancing my body.
The digital world is so convenient and nice, but just playing back a vinyl record is a much warmer, hotter, more present feeling.
There are certain sounds that have a loaded past. Like the sound of a harp, if you go back to old movies, represents a dream sequence; it transports you there.
When people push back on you and don’t think you can do it, and you struggle a little bit and wonder if they’re right, it drives you to be successful and to be a great player.
I feel confident imposing change on myself. It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curve balls.
It wasn’t that the teachers were bad. From what I can remember, they were pretty good. It was about the selection of books. It was about not seeing my young life reflected back to me: my family dynamics, the noise and complexities of my neighborhood, the things I loved, like ice cream trucks and Kool-Aid.
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
The white people should go back to Europe, and the country should be returned to the American Indians. This is the future I would like to see for the so-called United States.
If we plant the right seeds, tomorrow will be better. If you put out good things, then you’ll get good things back. That’s part of our responsibility as entertainers.
The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems – the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion.
Prince might be bringing that low sound back, because he has that double bass.
I think right now the way society’s going, I think role models are important, and kids need direction. If I didn’t have that direction growing up, who knows what I could be doing, because I’ve been lost many times in my life, and I’ve had to have someone guide me back on the right path.
When something happens – good, bad or ugly – you find a way to be able to do your part for your community. How do you better the lives of Indigenous people, how do you give back to the land, how do you stay connected? All of this is the same question.
My late mother moved back to her parents’ homeland in the 1990s when Ukraine and Russia, along with the thirteen other former Soviet republics, became independent states. Drawing on her experience as a lawyer in Canada, she served as executive officer of the Ukrainian Legal Foundation, an NGO she helped to found.
Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.
I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.
Everything in adulthood can be traced back to childhood.
It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something, and for me, that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith.
I always loved hitting a low fade to a back-right pin with the wind howling from the right. Not many guys could get it close in that situation, because they kept it low by just putting the ball back in their stance. You see, playing the ball back turns you into a one-trick pony – you can only hit hooks.
Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us – a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.
I have no regrets. I don’t believe in looking back. What I am proudest of? Working really hard… and achieving as much as I could.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
Did you ever spell a word so bad that your spell check has absolutely no clue what you’re trying to spell? What do you end up getting, you end up getting, like, a question mark. You got a million dollars of technology just looking back at you like, ‘You got me, buddy. Which is pretty amazing because I have all the words.’
Politics is a messy business, but campaigning prepares you for governing. It prepares you to get hit, stand strong, and, if necessary, hit back.
For 10 years while I was at ESPN, I lived at the Residence Inn in Southington, Connecticut, near Bristol. I did that because my wife had a great job in New York City, and we had a place in New York City, at 54th and 8th. On Friday, I would come back, and then on Sunday evening I would go back to the Residence Inn.
Your employees come first. And if you treat your employees right, guess what? Your customers come back, and that makes your shareholders happy. Start with employees and the rest follows from that.
You get out of life what you put into it. I think you need a bit of luck but you also make a bit of luck. I think that if you’re a pretty decent person you’ll get back what you put in.
Gratitude is one of the greatest gifts we can give. And it’s not a gift we often give to children. We expect it of them, but we don’t necessarily give it back.
Anyone who knows me back from when I was young knows me and my siblings supported Man United, we would pay to go and watch Man United play.
I’ve never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back.
How can they beat me? I’ve been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
To look forward and not back, To look out and not in, and To lend a hand.
It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.
Good or bad day, or good play or bad play, or whatever it is. You have a chance to get back up and begin again, It’s something that’s really stuck with me.
If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone.
As I look back now I can see that I was a perfect little aristocrat.
Are you going to back down to somebody? If not, you’re giving yourself a chance.
I’m more than comfortable just sitting back and scoring 21, 22 points or whatever and getting 10, 11 assists whatever the case might be. More than comfortable with that. It’s just a matter of the pieces that you have around you and what you can do to elevate everybody else.
I have never, ever, received any taunts or any form of anti-Semitism. And I suppose being a Jewish football player with the Atlanta Falcons was no different than being a Baptist football player with the Atlanta Falcons. But in the back of your mind, you always expect something to happen.
Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.
If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
There’s a fun, nostalgic aspect to Legos – people connect to the art on a different level. But it’s also a medium that lets me design anything I can imagine. I especially enjoy creating curvy forms using rectangular pieces. Up close, you notice the sharp angles, but when you back away, the corners blend into curves.
Joe Frazier is so ugly that when he cries, the tears turn around and go down the back of his head.
I love tennis with a passion. I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said he was up for it but he never called back. I bet I could make him run around.
I look back on my life like a good day‘s work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.
If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.
There is one good thing about reaching the bottom. When you get there, there’s nothing left to do but fight your way back up or die.
If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
I was brought up bilingual, but there came a point where my mom went back to work and I got a white babysitter, so sadly I lost it. Now I can understand Spanish and put words together, but I don’t speak it fluently. I’m ashamed of that.
Before Hurricane Katrina, I always felt like I could come back home. And home was a real place, and also it had this mythical weight for me. Because of the way that Hurricane Katrina ripped everything away, it cast that idea in doubt.
Ever since I made tomorrow my favorite day, I’ve been uncomfortable looking back.
In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
The only thing holding us back is ourselves.
We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
While the government can tell you that I am an innocent man, the government’s letter cannot give me back my good name or my reputation.
There is not a week that goes by that I don’t have a dream that I am back in the business.
I’m a strong man, and usually I get over hurts and it makes me stronger when I come back.
The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.
I look back, and I have no regrets, truly. Everything led me to the place where I am now.
Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
I remember, when I was young, I had idols who inspired me to go for my dreams, and I just want to give the same back.
Folk music takes us back to the roots of our culture.
The left is back, and it’s the only path we have to get out of the spot to which the right has sunken us. Socialism builds and capitalism destroys.
Striving for success is healthy – but believing you need to succeed the first time around may backfire. Mentally strong people believe failure is part of the process toward a long journey to success. By viewing failure as a temporary setback, they’re able to bounce back and move forward with ease.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.
If somebody is good to me, I’ll reciprocate. What’s the harm? If somebody says ‘Hello‘ to me, I won’t turn my back on him.
There is no Left and Right any more. Left and Right is irrelevant… We need big change. We’ve got to get back control of our country.
When I was 20, I thought I was 30 – but I was so far from it. When you’re young, you want everything to happen now. As you mature, you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience.
I’d like to congratulate myself, and thank myself, and give myself a big pat on the back.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
I like to see people who are survivors wearing my shoes. I am fascinated by people who can bounce back.
I look back on being 17 and think, ‘Oh my God, how did I not die?’
Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
If you think back to the beginning of cell phones, laptops or really any new technology, it’s always expensive.
I have a smile on my face because I am back on the pitch.
All that we are not stares back at what we are.
If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never yours to begin with.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
We must create economic opportunity, build a culture of entrepreneurship, get people to take responsibility for improving their lives, rather than putting them in a position where they sit back in their poverty and blame others for it.
I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts – spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back – length of life.
I’ve always felt that if you back down from a fear, the ghost of that fear never goes away. It diminishes people.
Northern Ireland still suffers from its past, and it will take generations to escape sectarianism and for violence to end totally. Nonetheless, it is in a different place now than during the Troubles, and it will not go back to the old days.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you’re two steps ahead!
Television has brought back murder into the home – where it belongs.
There’s nothing, today, that excites me, or that makes me think I would like to be back in AFL circles. I have no interest. No interest whatsoever. My love for the game died inside of me in those final years of me playing.
Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That’s what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.
I don’t need money, and when I do a favor, I expect nothing back.
If you’re gay, that doesn’t mean I want to discriminate against you, belittle or bully you, abuse or offend you. Not at all. I don’t want to go back to the dark days of criminalisation and the imprisonment of gay men and women; of Section 28 and legalised discrimination.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
I’m not going to bow down to anybody, not going to back away from anybody.
I look back with a mix of emotions: sadness for the people who are gone, nostalgia for times that have passed, but immense gratitude for the wonderful opportunities that came my way.
If you look back at old Captain America comic strips, he used to fight Nazis, you know? The American ideal is standing up and saying, ‘No, that is not the status quo, and we will not accept that.’
I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.
I’m a huge ‘Back to the Future’ fan.
People had lost trust in governance. Getting back that trust, instilling a sense of hope and belief that good governance and development would be back on track, is my biggest achievement.
I always say: ‘Share your happiness with the world, give other people that happiness and let it come back,’ but some things make me question it. I don’t know if I want some people to know that I am happy. I think a lot of people want to take it away from you, and that’s really scary.
When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants – that that’s our purpose.
I’m taking each day one day at a time, and building up my strength and endurance. It’s crazy because it takes no time at all to lose everything you have and then so much time to gain it back.
If you hold back in hurdles, you are going to fall over.
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
When I read my own diary, a lot of those feelings came flooding back, such as the idea that the first boy you fall in love with will be your last. You can never imagine that you could ever love anyone else and that they’re just the one.
It’s so different when you get a second chance to come back out and do your thing – you’re more humble, you appreciate it more, you know what not to do this second time around.
We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
Everything depends on our ability to sustainably inhabit this earth, and true sustainability will require us all to change our way of thinking on how we take from the earth and how we give back.
I find skydiving really hard. I broke my back while skydiving when I was in the military, and for 18 months all my nightmares were about falling.
You should make something. You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what it is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening-everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, ‘I did that.’
I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene.
When my son was growing up, I was always guilty, no matter what I did. Make decisions and be happy with the decisions you’ve made. I tell myself, in the long run, it’s the love, the quality of relationships that you have with your family, your friends and giving back to the community that matters.
We might not be back. I might be in jail. I might be anywhere. But when I leave, you’ll remember I said, with the last words on my lips, that I am a revolutionary. And you’re going to have to keep on saying that. You’re going to have to say that I am a proletariat; I am the people.
I’ll go back and take what the people owe me.
I like to play with my back to the goal, but my colleagues have to tell me when I’m alone or how much room I have so I can choose to pass or to go straight for the goal.
What greater bliss than to look back on days spent in usefulness, in doing good to those around us.
I have said a hundred times, and I have no inclination to take it back, that I believe there is no right, and ought to be no inclination in the people of the free States to enter into the slave States, and to interfere with the question of slavery at all. I have said that always.
Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation. It is a public trust, and each of us has an obligation to give back to our communities.
If I hold back, I’m no good. I’m no good. I’d rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.
Ask me for my shirt off my back, I’ll give it to you. Tell me? Not a chance.
When I work, I try to eat as much vegetarian as possible. When I do Cupid, I eat vegetarian because I need the energy. I’ve got those wings on my back.
I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.
If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.
If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.
No matter how much you think you love somebody, you’ll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.
If you lose emotion, and you gain it back, you realise that hate and love are very important to distribute properly. So I’m not going to waste any kind of emotion on things that aren’t related to me.
Many people in their teens wonder about these big questions – what’s the meaning of life, what are we doing here – then somewhere in their 20s, they seem to say, ‘I’ll just get married. I’ll just have kids. I’ll get back to that later.’ But they never do. For me, it kept boiling.
There are two ways to go when you hit that crossroads in your life: There is the bad way, when you sort of give up, and then there is the really hard way, when you fight back. I went the hard way and came out of it okay. Now, I’m sitting here and doing great.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?
Live, so you do not have to look back and say: ‘God, how I have wasted my life.’
It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.
If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again.
Putting forward your positive energy connects you back to basic human values which we all share. Good Deeds Day shows that no matter the size of the gesture, a smile that brightens someone else’s day or volunteering in your community, we can all take active part in making a difference.
I didn’t want a pickup with mud tires. I wanted an old blazer with as many speakers in the back as I could afford. I would even steal them out of my brother‘s car and pack them in there. I remember sitting in a parking lot and turning my radio up and walking down the street to see how far you could feel it.
I’d love to come back as the most annoying ghost ever.
Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.
Some people say, ‘Shah Rukh, you work so hard. Why don’t you sit back with a glass of red wine or go out on the terrace for a smoke?’ But that’s not me.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
I was never afraid to go back to Pittsburgh and work in the steel mills.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
I’ll be back.
All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health.
No matter the natural disaster I’ve covered, whether it’s a wildfire or flood, I always come back with a much greater perspective.
I just want people to take a step back, take a deep breath and actually look at something with a different perspective. But most people will never do that.
Do not allow setbacks to set you back.
When I look back over my life it’s almost as if there was a plan laid out for me – from the little girl who was so passionate about animals who longed to go to Africa and whose family couldn’t afford to put her through college. Everyone laughed at my dreams. I was supposed to be a secretary in Bournemouth.
When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.
To relax, I love sitting back and turning my brain off and watching TV.
It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family – and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.
My worst ever car was a green Datsun B210, back when they called it ‘Datsun’ – now it’s ‘Nissan.’ Very unsexy, unattractive. Girls hated the car. I was embarrassed to even be in it… but it was my transportation.
When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Like gods, we have created a new universe called cyberspace that contains great good and ominous evil. We do not know yet if this new dimension will produce more monsters than marvels, but it is too late to go back.
It’s always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning. I can’t change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before.
And some places you been before are so great that you don’t ever mind going back. Some places you been before you don’t ever want to go back, you know, like Montreal in the Winter.
There’s a moment when you come to a certain point, and if you make the leap you get to the big leagues. But if you back away, you get stuck.
One of my mantras is, ‘Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.’ I keep that with me in my back pocket. Shoot, I keep it in my front pocket! I keep it in my hair.
We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party.
In every woman’s wardrobe, there are certain accessories that cannot be separated from their back stories.
It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.
Screenwriting is like ironing. You move forward a little bit and go back and smooth things out.
I admire companies that give back to communities. It is an absolute essential for organizations to watch, mitigate, and improve their impact on the environment, people, communities, their health and overall well-being. But this is a necessary condition, not a sufficient condition.
No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.
I feel lucky. I grew up in an open-minded, multi-cultural community in West Vancouver in Canada. There were people who had escaped some kind of oppression. Some of them were first-generation immigrants, others were one or two generations back.
Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground. Pretending you’re moral, saying you’re moral is not the same as acting morally.
Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.