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Our national purpose, not our party differences, must define the American Brand. We must change the conversation from one centered around what defines our differences to one that hangs a lantern on what binds us, supports our collective well being and makes us all stronger and more productive as a result.
One play don’t define a game.
This game doesn’t define who I am as a person.
Never let anyone or anything define your value or limit your dream.
Not to say you should let your physicality define you, but there are some things that can make people feel really insecure. So, if there is something you want to fix that allows you to feel a little bit more confident, I support it.
The President of the United States has long been the leader of the free world. The president and, yes, the nominees of the country’s great parties help define America to billions of people. All of them bear the responsibility of being an example for our children and grandchildren.
I define leadership as: Emotionally, you own your business. You own it with passion. And you either have or you don’t have an economic investment. But when you have all three of those, you are the boss from Day One, and you care every single day more than anyone.
I don’t think that trauma is an illusion; there is no question in my mind that circumstances beyond our control can shape and define us. But ultimately, we make choices about letting ourselves be defined by our pasts.
To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing itself.
Stone Age. Bronze Age. Iron Age. We define entire epics of humanity by the technology they use.
It’s the choices that you make and the things that you’re willing to accept and not accept that define who you are.
As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it… you cannot do everything.
A lot of times, I’ll resist the temptation to visually define a movie until, one, I really understand just what the movie’s about, and two, until I start talking to my cinematographer.
Sexuality shouldn’t define anyone. It doesn’t define me. Love should be at the core of what you do.
There are few people who define the word, ‘rock star‘ better than U2’s Bono. He’s revered the world over not just for leading one of the biggest bands ever, but for his very public work on behalf of the underprivileged in Africa.
If you’re going to do something, you should go all in and be absorbed in the process and want to do well and be OK with being really consumed by it. But at the same time, I guess the balance there lies in not letting the result define who you are as a person and your self-worth.
If Turkey is prepared to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, then its leaders can proceed immediately to direct dialogue with its counterparts in Armenia to define a common vision for the future.
There are certain characteristics that define a good chimp mother. She is patient, she is protective but she is not over-protective – that is really important. She is tolerant, but she can impose discipline. She is affectionate. She plays. And the most important of all: she is supportive.
All physical systems can be thought of as registering and processing information, and how one wishes to define computation will determine your view of what computation consists of.
The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.
Some people want to define themselves, and they should, as it’s part of their identity. For me personally, I’ve never really had a label for myself.
The first reason for the preponderant influence of those Evangelicals who define themselves as advocates of Religious Right theological and political ideologies is that they have both the financial means and technological know-how to make widespread use of modern electronic forms of communication.
I’ve photographed just about everyone in the world. But what I hope to do is photograph people of accomplishment, not celebrity, and help define the difference once again.
The CDU was a party that united different denominational and ideological currents. If the idea of a rightward shift means that we ignore those roots and only define ourselves as a conservative party, then I am strictly opposed.
If your political views define who you are as a human, and you can’t stand to have friends that have different views than you, than you need to reevaluate, my friend.
It was important to me that Beau and Hunter felt our family was whole, and that meant we got to define our relationship, not anyone else.
Megyn Kelly is one of those rare women who seamlessly combines professional excellence and family. She doesn’t need a catch phrase to define what she instinctively has accomplished. She just ‘does it.’
It has not yet become obvious to me that there’s no real problem. I cannot define the real problem; therefore, I suspect there’s no real problem, but I’m not sure there’s no real problem.
I define success as being comfortable with yourself and your life. And that is about as good as it gets, really.
To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should ever know him at all. I know not which is more childish to deny him, or define him.
This is not a country that has had a tremendous sympathy for poor people, so I think that the notion that somehow we have slipped into an era in which poor people don’t matter is not quite the way our history would define it.
It is a thrill and an honor to again be a part of the team that helped define my basketball career here in the United States and in Chicago. The Bulls have become my extended family, and I am really looking forward to the future and being a Bull for life.
I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am.
Everyone, regardless of the mode of expression, has a constitutionally protected right to free speech. But when it comes to freedom of the press, I believe we must define a journalist and the constitutional and statutory protections those journalists should receive.
Politics isn’t a reality show or a gong show. It’s not show business for ugly people. It’s the arena where we define our common life in a rough and ready contest that has winners and losers.
We of course define all terror organizations as threats, but the PKK is the primary threat.
I don’t see my dancing or acting as two separate things. I don’t define them separately, so I can’t say one has helped the other, It’s all the same thing. More than anything I love being on stage and performing.
But I don’t necessarily define my faith by going to church every Sunday.
Contraception doesn’t define a woman.
I’m interested in non-fiction, but a form of it which is very badly behaved, which doesn’t define itself as straight-ahead journalism or memoir. It blurs boundaries, plays fast and loose with the truth – not to be silly, whimsical or lazy, but to get greater purchase on what it feels like to be alive.
In working with those who are dying, I offer another human being a spacious environment with my mind in which they can die as they need to die. I have no right to define how another person should die. I’m just there to help them transition, however they need to do it.
For me, I always have looked at ‘indie‘ as a term of ‘independence.’ Never associated a sonic gesture with that in the same way that pop music has always meant ‘popular‘ to me; you know, it didn’t define a sound.
I never wanted to be on any billionaires list. I never define myself by net worth. I always try to define myself by my values.
Our public schools arbitrarily define science as explaining the world by natural processes alone. In essence, a religion of naturalism is being imposed on millions of students. They need to be taught the real nature of science, including its limitations.
I don’t like labels. I don’t understand the need for them. When you define yourself a certain way, people have expectations.
Of course creativity is a mystery. We don’t know what drives it or what constitutes it. It’s one of those things, like genius, you know it when you see it but it’s impossible to define.
That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
Good and evil. Right and wrong.Those are two fundamental opposing concepts that define the nature of humankind.
I think camp is a really fascinating thing, and it’s hard to define and hard to apply consciously. It’s almost something you take from material that’s already existed in the world, a reading of the world. But I think it speaks of a long tradition of gay reading of the world, before gays were allowed to be visible.
There was a time when events that define the human condition were subject to very limited and time-delayed analysis. In the 21st Century and beyond, however, the human condition is subject to real-time, overwhelming analysis and dissection.
Ambition alone cannot define a progressive female character.
I think I may have to grow up without growing old. I think we’re going to have to define differently what I’m going to be. We’re going to have to define my growing up differently.
I would define the new aspects of fatherhood like this: It is 75 percent amazing and 25 percent demoralizing. I think any new parent can understand exactly what I’m talking about.
Much of how Americans have always understood their history, culture, and identity depends on positioning Europe as the ‘other,’ as that ‘old world‘ against which they define themselves.
Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.
I think it’s very important to emphasize that there are many, many different educational institutions in what we call higher education, and they educate an enormous diversity of students. I think all of those institutions have to define particular roles for themselves; they can’t do everything at once.
What we have, what we wish we had – ambitions fulfilled, ambitions disappointed, investments won, investments lost, elections won, elections lost – these things may occupy our attention, but they do not define us.
Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?
I’m kind of used to people trying to define me or, you know, lying about me.
Never let anyone define what you are capable of by using parameters that don’t apply to you.
I don’t know enough about manliness to define it.
Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.
I don’t define myself. I’m just a woman in love with another woman.
For me, style is essentially doing things well. If you want to be outrageous, be outrageous with style. If you want to be restrained, be restrained with style. One can’t specifically define style. It’s like the perfume to a flower. It’s a quality you can’t analyze.
In every generation, there are horrors that define an age and events that scar the global conscience.
Leadership is failing. And Donald Trump is going to take a holistic approach to how we focus on these things, and he’s not going to allow disparate activities in the communities to define everything.
The American Right has an amazing ability to lionize leaders whose lives are the precise antithesis of the political values that define their image.
When you make a film, everyone wants to define it.
My father instilled in me – of utmost importance and innate in me is the yearning to determine for myself – to define God, to define holiness for myself.
One game is never going to define a player.
I don’t define drag. Drag is defined by me.
I define myself by everything that I love, everything I can create, everything that I can imagine.
Stats don’t define me.
We all are brought up on some values, and I believe values define a man’s character.
One of the first things I learned in the Marine Corps is that any military mission has to be defined as precisely as you can possibly define it, and then you size the force and equipment force to accomplish that mission without fail.
In a basic sense, ‘A Little Life’ is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It’s a different version of adulthood, but it’s no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else’s.
So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
I have a 2-year-old son, and I know I’m dealing with a big, grand word when I can’t point to the thing when I define it. Right? If he wants to know what a chair is, I can point to the chair. If he wants to know what religion is, I can’t point to anything in particular. The same is true of the state.
A film career does not define me. There is a other side to my life.
I just constantly tell myself that I should be the only one to define my worth and what I’m capable of and how I perceive myself. And that I should never source that worth from other people, especially strangers on social media. They don’t know who I am, the length of my journey, who I am as a person.
I think I look better in a suit than a loincloth. So that may define some of the parts I play.
Everyone agrees to that; but when we come to define truth, dissension starts.
The former conviction that these two kingdoms were wholly different in structure, in function, and in kind of life, was not seriously disturbed by the difficulties which the naturalist encountered when he undertook to define them.
Define what your brand stands for, its core values and tone of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms.
You can either read something many times in order to be assured that you got it all, or else you can define your purpose and use techniques which will assure that you have met it and gotten what you need.
You can’t let one game define you. You just have to move on.
People need to understand what a party is about. And you can’t define a party by an issue which will go, which is transitional.
I don’t define myself as an actor at all. Nor is that my greatest passion in life by any stretch of the imagination.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Back when I used to struggle with how I could define myself in the film business, I knew that I’d always remain true to myself and what I wanted to accomplish. The style of action I showcase is quite different from other stars we usually see, but I’m remaining true to myself, and hopefully this comes across.
Happiness quantification sounds a bit wishy-washy, sure, and through a series of carefully administered surveys across the globe, economists and psychologists have certainly confronted a fair number of sticky issues around how to measure, and even define, happiness.
I think the real problem is all the negative connotations people have with that term. They think, ‘Oh my God! I don’t want to be ‘plus-size!” But people attach too much significance to terms. We can’t let these terms define us or our beauty.
You need to define yourself in the marketplace.
Instead of hoping that some day the boys’ club will open its doors, we can form our own clubs, define ‘worthy’ our own way, and celebrate the books and voices that we decide deserve celebration.
Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious.
I take one day at a time. I am not someone to define my goals.
Men are born privileged in the scale of things – I’m generalizing, but it’s true. Women have to define themselves in the eyes of men. They have to fight for their rights, especially in a society that will pretend that there is no fight or no battle, that it’s a cliche, that feminists are reactionary, all these things.
For me, genres are a way for people to easily categorize music. But it doesn’t have to define you. It doesn’t have to limit you.
It’s not easy to define poetry.
Trump doesn’t define my destiny, only I do and the Lord above.
What I want to see in teacher training is more talk about character education and getting teachers to really think about it. We have been careful not to define what we mean by character but we think the best schools and the best teachers know how they build strong, resilient young people.
Somebody once asked me how I define sobriety, and my response was ‘liberation from dependence.’
My so-called ‘reservations‘ and personal comfort zones can’t define my work. That’s not being professional. I feel that even if an actor is cast for the lead role or for any other part in the film, it is his job to do the film and not create an issue.
People think that whatever happens on the football field should define me way one or the other. A lot of people say, ‘I can’t believe you don’t think more highly of yourself, two-time MVP, Super Bowl MVP,’ but it’s like, whatever. It just happens to be what I do. I want to be defined by what I believe in, by who I am.
I am a firm believer that you can make a mistake but that shouldn’t define you. Everybody deserves a second chance.
Acting is what I do. It’s not what I solely define myself as.
I am black, and there’s no getting around that, but being black doesn’t define every aspect of my life.
We felt it was very important for an entity like CCTV to make its presence felt… To generate a space and to define a space, that is the main thing.
I really do not know how to define a real feminist.
In the book I define conservatism, as I believe it is fit upon four categories of principle: respect for The Constitution, respect for life, less government, and personal responsibility.
As a competitive gymnast, my life has always been filled with challenges that would ultimately define my future. From day one, I was taught to be prepared at all costs.
I think growing up, I didn’t ever attempt to define my Koreanness. It was just this intrinsic part of me.
I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.
I’m a fiscal conservative. That’s how I define myself.
In this industry, it’s sad that a superficial thing like weight loss can actually define your career, but if that is the case, so be it.
I don’t like to define myself as necessarily conservative. What is it to be a conservative? What is it to be a Republican, even?
‘The 5th Wave’ is sci-fi, but I tried very hard to ground the story in very human terms and in those universal themes that transcend genre. How do we define ourselves? What, exactly, does it mean to be human? What remains after everything we trust, everything we believe in and rely upon, has been stripped away?
Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
I used to think I needed a man to define myself. Not any more.
Society may no longer define marriage in the only way marriage has ever been defined in the annals of recorded history. Many societies allowed polygamy, many allowed child marriages, some allowed marriage within families; but none, in thousands of years, defined marriage as the union of people of the same sex.
How Americans restore trust may be an existential question for their country, then, but it’s ultimately a practical one: What U.S. society needs to answer it in the coming years aren’t lamentations but practical measures, especially among the emerging generations that will define America’s future.
The history of ideas is littered with the corpses of those who have tried to define culture.
One way to define spiritual life is getting so tired and fed up with yourself you go on to something better, which is following Jesus.
I like people that define their own values. I am much more interested in somebody who has their own definition of what they value, their own definition of what success is, their own definition of what love is.
No matter how much we love our family and friends, a part of us needs the occasional moment of solitude as a plant needs water. It is the inmost core of each of us that, that part which nobody can define but which we all recognize because it never changes.
What makes a classic is difficult to define. It’s entirely subjective, of course. And the term is employed far too promiscuously.
My problem with the Emergent Church is not the questions they are bringing up, but the answers they are giving. They are making Christianity milky. They are making it so you can no longer define anything. There is no sound judgment allowed.
At culinary school, none of the things we use to define ourselves outside that world – actor, producer, student – none of that matters. It’s a magical art form.
If you define eccentricity as creativity, then yes, creativity is eccentricity.
Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state.
My hair color is super important to my look because I feel like it helps kind of define who I am. It’s like a characteristic of mine that makes me feel comfortable and different from the rest.
A ring doesn’t define me. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I’d rather be unmarried or in a loving relationship than be in an arranged marriage or with someone who acts as though they can’t stand me half the time.
I told our players at Butler, ‘I hate to break it to you, but you aren’t playing beyond here. That’s reality. So why are you so concerned with yourself?’ It’s a hard lesson, but I told them, ‘How you handle your role on this team will be remembered by your coaches and your teammates. It will define you.’
I’ve always believed that the things middle class families struggle with around their kitchen tables should define my work in Washington.
We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make. The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike.
Politics isn’t what defines a person, and it shouldn’t define a relationship. I made the mistake of letting that intrude on my relationships.
If I had to define my style, I’d say edgy sleek.
Like I say, Michelin is Michelin. It’s nice people are recognized, but at the end of the day, the star doesn’t define you, it’s what you do with it, and it’s what you do in life in general. I think it helps you with the business, but it doesn’t help you as a person.
When I’m asked to define God, I’m almost wordless.
I’ve tried actively to define myself and redefine myself, and not be pigeonholed.
I’ve always believed in good music over bad music. I believe in two sorts of musics. And the lines that separate us, I don’t believe in that. That’s for people who need to easily define what they’re hearing. Me, I’m cool with everything and anything I’m hearing that’s music. It comes under one definition for me.
I’m black, I don’t feel burdened by it and I don’t think it’s a huge responsibility. It’s part of who I am. It does not define me.
In California, we’ve had a series of millionaires and billionaires and CEOs and movie stars. We need to take a hard look at how we define legitimate and credible candidates.
It is absolutely right for the state to define the rights and status of people cohabiting in different forms of relationships, including civil partnerships.
It’s a very different thing, religion and faith. Religion is man-made, it’s man-regulated. And faith, you can define God as you wish. But I think they’re two different things.
If there’s one vital, but underappreciated, subject in the conversation about climate change, it’s waste: how to define it, how to create less of it, how to deal with it without adding more pollution to the planet or the atmosphere.
I will support a path to citizenship if it does not fall within the definition of amnesty, and we’ve got to define what amnesty is in this country.
You can not define being exactly on time.
A doctor, a judge, or a piece of paper shouldn’t have the power to tell someone who he or she is. We should all have the absolute and inalienable right to define ourselves, in our own terms and in our own languages, and to be able to express our identity and perspectives without fear of consequences and retribution.
After 25-plus years as a lawyer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society.
Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers‘ grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation’s character.
When I talk about a successful program, define that. It’s not just winning the national championship every year because nobody can do that.
Commercial speech is like obscenity… we can’t seem to define it, but we know it when we see it.
Too many people go into existing organizations and define success as recreating what is there. To be successful as a startup organization within a large, established culture, you really need to think about how you leverage the assets that are there.
The only person that can define you is you. Nobody else can.
We’re not monolithic. What is blackness? To me, how do you define that?
With most of the songs and music that I’ve composed, irrespective of the myriad videos made, I was always careful not to overly define the experience, leaving room for people to internalize things for themselves, making their experience more integral.
I’m definitely responsible for the image that I put out there. But it does become frustrating, because I don’t want ‘sexy’ to be my defining characteristic. I’d love for my ambition and will and intellect and sense of humour to define me as well.
My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there’s a consistency that holds out, but is hard to define.
Creating characters is like throwing together ingredients for a recipe. I take characteristics I like and dislike in real people I know, or know of, and use them to embellish and define characters.
We define a metrosexual as someone who really takes care of themselves in terms of grooming and style. There is nothing wrong with that. But I think you need to have some other values. It’s cool to incorporate some traditional values into metrosexuality. Then it becomes a good lifestyle.
The space where writing happens is a unique space that’s hard to define, and when you’re kicked out of it because you’re travelling or distracted, it seems so elusive and hard to defend because you yourself doubt whether it existed.
Part of my mission as an actor has been to define what an American is.
Our mission is to support people in their life’s path or career path, as they define it, and really, to help people succeed in whatever way they choose to. That’s what we started from.
The telephone lets anybody say what he wants to the person of his choice; he can conduct business, express love, or pick a quarrel. It is impossible for bureaucrats to define what people say to each other on the phone, even though they can interfere with – or protect – the privacy of their exchange.
I think most people would struggle to define their whole relationship with just one label – like: my girlfriend, boyfriend, brother, sister, confidantes, whatever – but in those moments, there’s true joy in each other.
As children, we think our mother has always been a mother, but it is just one of the roles you may have the opportunity to play. They don’t define you as a human being.
What is marriage anyway? How do you define it? I think, for me, it’s being friends.
My inspiration is endless; I can’t define it. It is a constant flow and evolution. In general, I’m taking it from everywhere. People get nervous when they walk with me, as I’ll see something and suddenly have to text it to myself.
It’s important to not have my sexuality define me.
I’ve never tried to define my states of mind when I write.
Hip-hop isn’t dead by any means, but it’s not something I define my black identity with.
I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship.
You cannot represent cool. You’ve got to be cool. You’ve got to be authentic. I think, after all these years, that is how I define cool. It is being authentic. That is powerful.
Where I grew up in the North-east, the community there, and the way people relate to one another, goes very deep. But I don’t define myself as a Northerner in that I don’t live in the North.
The final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.
If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement.
It wasn’t stone. It wasn’t welded steel. It wasn’t traditional sculpture. They thought it was craft, or something else, but not art. They couldn’t define it in the early Fifties when I was starting out.
Tennis is great, but it doesn’t necessarily define me.
To me, that’s how I want to define my career, is making a difference in big games.
Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high.
If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.
This thing called chemistry, which I can’t define and wouldn’t know how to, either works or it doesn’t. Sometimes a love story can involve very talented actors, but we are not invested emotionally in whether they end up together.
I think it’s fairly unique to define the end goal of K-12 schooling as helping students become better thinkers, more creative thinkers, and to organize the whole school around creative and critical thinking.
Perhaps the biggest economic shift during Obama’s presidency came from a piece of legislation that wasn’t sold as such. On March 21, 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. It was Obama’s boldest piece of legislation and the one that will most likely define him.
Never allow a stigma or the popular thing to define you.
Luxury has been a bit of a rollercoaster for me. I would define it as something that isn’t needed but improves your life.
To maintain our entrepreneurial spirit, we have to create a culture in which everyone remembers that every order, big or small – and every interaction, every moment – will define what our company is today and what it will become tomorrow.
I think one’s sexuality can be the center of life, and coming out and discovering your sexuality is something that really can define your existence.
Data and data sets are not objective; they are creations of human design. We give numbers their voice, draw inferences from them, and define their meaning through our interpretations.
Oh Mr. Webster could never define what’s being said between your heart and mine.
Money doesn’t always define basketball.
I’m convinced that if we don’t define ourselves, other people will do it for us, and inaccurately.
I used to let my job define who I was. I like this version of me now, the one that values his job but doesn’t put it at the top of the heap.
Words don’t define me. Actions, my faith, and the strength of my relationships and family do.
We frequently define an acid or a base as a substance whose aqueous solution gives, respectively, a higher concentration of hydrogen ion or of hydroxide ion than that furnished by pure water. This is a very one sided definition.
Even without football, football doesn’t define Shaquem Griffin. It’s who he can help that defines him.
I think sometimes we put blinders on and define our personas very narrowly and are afraid to step outside the comfort zone – something I’ve never been afraid to do.
I am undoubtedly one of the more, if not the most, privileged undocumented immigrants in America. And for us at Define American, which is this culture campaign group that I founded with some friends, culture trumps politics.
The universe is very large, and its boundaries are not known very well, but it is still possible to define some kind of a radius to be associated with it.
A word of advice is, when you judge someone, it doesn’t define the person that you’re judging. It defines you.
Many say that no real avant-garde – which I’ll define as a combative group of free-thinking artists – can exist anymore. The media’s reach is too vast. New artists and movements get snatched up too quickly.
Your work should do the talking and define who you are. That’s the mantra I follow.
I would think a sense of the absurd is more important for a political cartoonist, because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about.
I don’t think that one moment in people’s life should define them. Within reason: I emphasise that.
I have a very strict delineation between who I am and what it is. I very much do this for a living and it’s not my life. I think a lot of people in my industry define themselves by their work and it breaks my heart.
My experiences growing up in both a Chinese American household and the Catholic Church define much of who I am.
I always told myself I will never let football define who I am; I would only let in enhance who I am.
This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal; on the contrary, from the very first months of the conflict, it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.
I express myself through clothes, but clothes don’t define me.
Always, as a child, I would go around the house, and if I found a word that I didn’t know the meaning of, I would write it down and ask my parents to define it and try to memorise it.
Just as incarceration has come to define the lives of low-income black men, eviction is defining the lives of low-income black women.
I learned about poise and dignity, and I learned about what it means to be an African-American in television and what that requires in terms of what kind of position you take for yourself and how you define your own reality in a world that is still finding its footing, to say the least.
The decisions you make when you leave school define the rest of your life. So, in terms of making the right choices for your financial security as you get older, my best advice is to do something you have an interest in and are passionate about, as you’ll be working for a long time.
We know we must win the war on terror to protect innocent people and the freedoms that define our way of life.
No matter what your age is, you only have now. So it’s always about living in the moment and being in the moment… I refuse to let those numbers define me, and I just try to face each day positively.
It comes down to this: black people were stripped of our identities when we were brought here, and it’s been a quest since then to define who we are.
It is just because civilization is ever evolving, changing, and becoming more complicated, that experts find it so difficult to define it in explicit terms.
I think the things that can define me is that I’m going to be honest, I’m going to be transparent, I’m going to be as open as I can.
I feel it’s important to show that one thing that you do doesn’t define you as a human being. It doesn’t mean there aren’t ramifications or you shouldn’t pay for that but its not who you are.
The way I define ‘intelligent design’ is that when people started out, we wanted to make sense of the world we lived in, so we created stories about how things worked.
We don’t really get to see gay characters who are completely open with their sexuality, but it doesn’t define who they are.
I’ve never allowed my political life, or my life as a basketball player, to define the totality of my humanity or my personality.
I feel I need to have people outside of show business who keep me grounded and define who I am.
Successful candidates follow a simple fundamental rule: Define yourself before your opponent can define you.
Neoliberalism is hard to define. It could refer to intensified resource extraction, financialization, austerity, or something more ephemeral – a way of life – in which collective ideals of citizenship give way to marketized individualism and consumerism.
I grew up in a really horrible school system, but my parents did not let that define how we function. They gave me more work at home from them than I ever got from school. To learn about the history of myself and my people, and that armors me.
We don’t have to let extremists define us.
Local Arab partners and the Iraqi government must lead the fight against ISIL. U.S. military advisers are important to this effort, but we cannot be engaged in combat operations. That is why Congress must revoke the previous war authorization and define our appropriate role in defeating ISIL.
You don’t want to have a character say what’s bothering him; you want to define characters by action.
I define my work as a feminist act and a political act because I’m black and a woman. You don’t necessarily have to claim that, but the act of making art itself is a political and feminist act when you’re a woman.
That’s sort of part of the American ethic – is not to worry too much about the past and that it shouldn’t define us. And most certainly, that was the case with my mother, who was an immigrant to America.
I think, doing a first film, at some point you get halfway through, and you wonder, ‘Is this is good enough to define who I am for the coming decade?’
The main lesson I learned from 2015 is that a World Cup doesn’t define a player’s career.
I define myself by my work, so I’d be a sad creature without working. I just wouldn’t get up in the morning.
Not having a great relationship with my brother Aaron, or what people think that relationship should be, didn’t define me.
We have to define American patriotism as future-oriented.
RFK was a compelling figure because he was willing to challenge his audiences, and in turn connect with them in a unique way. Kennedy showed that our values define us and can inspire others to believe in the possibility of change and a better society.
Space is something that you have to define. Otherwise, it is like anxiety, which is too vague. A fear is something specific. I like claustrophobic spaces, because at least then you know your limits.
I get to define for myself what being a success is.
It’s quite ironic that at many interviews I have had professionals telling me that ‘I don’t look married because I don’t dress like a married woman!’ It’s shattering as I never knew being married came with apparels that would define one’s marital status!
And as an American colleague said to me several months ago, he said, ‘I think the challenge in Jordan – and, again, this is for the rest of the Middle East – we need to define what center is. And once we can define what center is to a Jordanian, then we can decide what’s left and what’s right of that.
There is nothing more difficult to define than an aphorism.
I don’t define anything I eat as a vice.
Probably all the books I’ve ever written have been efforts to define the boundaries of humanity.
I am very troubled by the tendency to define introverts by what they lack. Introversion is a preference, not a fallback plan.
Don’t let the world define you. In the world of acting, and I think in any profession, really, people are really eager to put you in a box and categorize you as one particular thing.
Our shared values define us more than our differences. And acknowledging those shared values can see us through our challenges today if we have the wisdom to trust in them again.
In a consumer society, people wallow in things, fascinating, enjoyable things. If you define your value by the things you acquire and surround yourself with, being excluded is humiliating.
Don’t let others define you. You define yourself.
I used to define success as being able to produce any result you wanted, whether it was a relationship, weight-loss, being a millionaire, impacting the culture, changing society, whatever it might be – it might be homelessness, whatever – and lately, I’ve redefined success as ‘fulfilling your soul‘s purpose.’
You can’t define what’s middle class, what is wealthy, what is poor.
I think the world would be a lot better off if more people were to define themselves in terms of their own standards and values and not what other people said or thought about them.
Some fine day, Democrats may figure out how to get on the right side of the value divide – how to define America as a place of the common good and not a playground of the strong.
I define myself as the accidental entrepreneur.
Modeling wasn’t the thing that was going to define me in any way; it was just a way to make a lot of money.
I’m convinced that there’s a new way to define capitalism, and that the definition should include three ingredients – that we love our work, that we are building a traditionally successful business, and that we are having some positive impact in the world, whether it’s local or global.
Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.
I’ve been working on issues of poverty for more than 20 years, and so it’s ironic that the problem that and question that I most grapple with is how you actually define poverty. What does it mean?
I don’t want to define myself with one flavour. I love variety, like the 31 flavours from Baskin Robbins.
Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.
Make something new, and define territory that’s never been. I fall in love with shows because I’ve never see that before. I fall in love with new vocabularies.
Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling’ is really not a wrestling book. It’s a book about life, and there’s a great love story in this book. There are great life lessons in this book about not allowing others to define you.
At the end of the day, you’re only going to be allowed to play basketball for a short period of time. You’re a human other than that for the rest of your life. So it’s safe to say that basketball doesn’t define me. It’s just a sport that I was blessed to play.
Once you accept the existence of God – however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him – then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.
You don’t know how to love God and your neighbor unless you look to the law to define it.
My view of AMD is that we have a tremendous set of technology assets, people, capability, customer relationships. We’re not going to define ourselves in somebody else’s shadow.
I define the American dream as the ability to imagine a way that you want your life to turn out, and have a reasonable hope that you can achieve that.
I think that clothes and accessories define and describe who we are. I can’t see many differences between them; they are indeed a way to introduce ourselves to other people, and they help us transmitting a message to others.
Your environment doesn’t define you. I don’t have a lot of money, but I can help train people and I can talk to people. We can all be mentors to the next generation.
Normally, we define banks as being either retail or corporate, but ICICI transformed itself from a corporate bank into a retail bank and, now, a universal bank.
One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
You would have thought that our first priority would be to ask what the ecologists are finding out, because we have to live within the conditions and principles they define. Instead, we’ve elevated the economy above ecology.
Oakland has always had artists attempting to define the immense beauty and ridiculousness around them.
I define myself by my family: my parents or my brother or sister and their families.
Everyone wants you to define your life until the end of your life.
Do not let where you come from define you, but never forget the values you learned from your close community.
A lot of people might define a life well lived by how much is in the bank. I feel like it’s how much you laugh.
I certainly wouldn’t define myself as a northerner. I’m not even really sure what that means. I’ve lived in London for 50 years. I wasn’t born here, but I have spent most of my life here. So I don’t make much of it, to be honest. I’m just myself.
L.A. films are hard to define compared to New York films because New York films are their own subgenre, in a way. L.A. is more transparent.
You just don’t get funding to go out and find God. Even if you did, you’d have to first define what you mean by ‘God.’
Let’s define listening as making meaning from sound. It’s a mental process, and it’s a process of extraction. We use some pretty cool techniques to do this. One of them is pattern recognition.
Certain stories we carry with us, events in our life, they define who we are. It’s not a matter of getting over anything; we have to make the best of it.
I define success a little differently. My dream from day one was to act and stand on my own two feet. I’m literally living my dream after struggling really hard to get here and that in itself is success to me.
Joe Gibbs helped define what the Washington Redskins stand for – integrity, hard work, determination, winning and championships.
In the commercial theater, I’ve been pretty fortunate. The producers that I’ve worked with have allowed me to define the artistic integrity, the artistic limits of the work.
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t define myself as a writer.
I think people are very stiff. Money makes people stiff, and we want it, and we have to pay the penalty. I never agreed with stiffness. I think people have an understanding of what their life is. I define success by being a realist and not humiliating people. I’m a revolutionary – but not in the political sense.
The fact that we define ourselves by our roles can be an admirable thing – it’s how we build a life and make a living. But it’s also precarious. Roles change. Sometimes overnight.
When you don’t have children you have to define and make your own purpose, and make your own reason for being here.
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.
In this universe, and this existence, where we live with this duality of whether we exist or not and who are we, the stories we tell ourselves are the stories that define the potentialities of our existence. We are the stories we tell ourselves.
As a young actor, people were trying to define who I was before I really knew that for myself. But I still remember thinking, ‘This is what I love doing, and I hope I’m going to be able to do it forever.’
Long before Starbucks popularized the phrase ‘the third place’ – somewhere to interact outside of work and home – it was neighborhood restaurants that helped to define places like Union Square.
I think when we wake up in the morning, we can choose between fear and love. Every morning. And every morning, if you choose one, that doesn’t define you until the end… The way you end your story is important. It’s important that we choose love over fear, because love is the answer.
Success is difficult to define.
The reality is we are all about servicing people and helping them achieve their dream, follow their journey and define their own success. When that is 100% authentic that flows through everything we do and translates.
A band can define their own success.
The people inside the company are the people who define GE, not the people outside the company.
I never let track define me. That’s something that’s really important to me.
North Carolina is strong because our people are strong. They define our state – by their hard work, commitment to their families and neighbors, their willingness to sacrifice so that their children can have a chance to forge their own path.
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.
For me, character comes from a specific condition or situation. I cannot really define a character outside that situation.
I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
The chemist, whose science is immediately concerned with the combinations of atoms, has rarely found it necessary to discuss their shapes, and gives them no particular forms in his diagrams. That does not mean that the shapes are unimportant, but rather that the older methods could not define them.
If I had to define my philosophy, it would be about exploration, a journey, a story-telling.
Considered now as a possession, one may define culture as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge that has been well and truly forgotten.
I don’t want my title to define my character. I don’t think, as a president, I will change.
The preservation of our national security and the laws that define us as the United States of America demand that we understand the intersection of the two – indeed, how they reinforce one another.
Football is magic for me: it is a special feeling every time I walk out on to the pitch and touch the ball. That is how I would define what magic is.
Stats are something which can’t define everything. It could be hiding more things than it shows.
Though easy to define, it is important to understand the significance of philanthropy. I believe it is really a state of mind: where one feels empowered and equipped to fill the huge gaps in the existing system.
The way I define what I do is, basically, I do whatever I want.
A lot of writers don’t know what it feels like to get on stage. They don’t understand the weight that songs can carry. I got a chance to play all these shows. I got a chance to define myself through music, so when it comes to helping other people figure out what they should say, I’ve been through it.
And I’ve been acting for 39 years, so I define characters differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
When people say ‘What are underground comics?’ I think the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved… we didn’t have anyone standing over us.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
Life events will not define who you are. God says who you are.
At every club I have been at I have had a test in the first few weeks from the big players at the club. At that moment you define your success at that club, you either win the group or you lose the group.
Conflict of interest and lack of transparency, though they are global features as we saw post-Iraq, almost define Indian cricket.
Steampunk, the repurposing of Victorian culture and technology for contemporary fun and profit, is so ubiquitous – in media, books, fashion, music, cosplay, and maker culture – that we tend to imagine its superficial aspects are all that define it.
I don’t think one moment in somebody’s life is going to define them.
Across all religions in the United States, people 18-30 are more spiritual than before, but they don’t like organized religion. What sets Birthright apart is that no one’s hitting on you to be Jewish in any particular way, and you can define Jewish any way you want.
My goal would be to make Frank Capra-type films about real people, how they define their reality.
My height doesn’t define my skill set. To be a great quarterback, you have to have great leadership, great attention to detail and a relentless competitive nature – and I try to bring that on a daily basis.
I define myself.
To define the era we live in is very difficult. How do we define it? We define it by music.
We left my birthplace, Brooklyn, New York, in 1939 when I was 13. I enjoyed the ethnic variety and the interesting students in my public school, P.S. 134. The kids in my neighborhood were only competitive in games, although unfriendly gangs tended to define the limits of our neighborhood.
I could’ve kept playing, but football didn’t define me.
The market didn’t define the music; the music defined the market.
There are so many different kinds of relationships, so it’s sort of difficult to define what is considered normal.
I’m finding my self worth. At 21, this is the very beginning, even though I feel so old. This is the time you figure out who you are, and don’t let anyone define you.
There are issues that shape every generation and define every age. Climate change is just such an issue and our political generation has got to deal with it.
That is what I define as a novel: something that has a beginning, a middle and an end, with characters and a plot that sustain interest from the first sentence to the last. But that is not what I do at all.
All I can hope to do is instill great morality in my son and trust him along the way. The music he listens to or how he chooses to wear his hair doesn’t define his moral compass, and if he wants to listen to country music and wear a cowboy hat too, that’s fine.
The traditional divide between left and right, capital and labor, small state and big state, high taxes and low taxes doesn’t define politics in the way it did in the past.
The balance between faith and reason is for the determination of each individual, and of the people as a whole, not of unauthorized government officials uttering impious humbug as they arbitrarily try to define that balance.
I define my sexuality in terms of the people that I love.
As you watch ‘Documented’ on CNN, I ask you, my fellow Americans: What do you want to do with me? What do you want to do with us? How do you define American?
As the leader of the Bullet Club, I can’t slow down now. I am an example for everybody who thought just slapping the Bullet Club logo on you would define your career.
I have songs that define characters from each film of mine. It can be a song from that particular film or something that just goes with the wavelength of the film; you listen to it, and it gives you that rhythm. I can’t articulate how it helps, but it somehow gives you an understanding of the character.
There’s a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can’t measure. We can’t find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it’s there.
Often in life, you get thrown curveballs and how you handle them and how you bounce back from them will define who you are.
I definitely believe in spirituality. I like to pray, but I’m not praying to something that I can define; I’m just speaking because I know it does have an effect.
There is more than just words to define a person.
Our city has already become the testing ground for innovations that will define the future.
My professional life has been about public service. My personal life I define very intently through my family.
I’ve always had a philosophy that position doesn’t define power. Impact defines power. What impact are you making on people? What impact are you making on business?
In most job interviews, people say they are looking for people skills and emotional intelligence. That’s reasonable, but the question is, how do you define what that looks like?
There are certain moments in the history of a nation when the choices made define the decades to come.
Conservatives define themselves more by their hatred of liberals than anything else, and, conversely, liberals by their distaste for conservatives.
We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it’s a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
I believe that one bad decision should not define a person.
It’s hard to define change in oneself unless something really dramatic happens, like you give up some vice, fall in love, or something like that.
The need to change our country’s fiscal trajectory, including reforming entitlement programs, is an unassailable reality that will define our time.
You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off.
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material but I know it when I see it.
Unpredictability means what it means. I don’t know how you define it. It is what it is.
I was born in Iran, which has a predominantly Muslim population, and I have relatives who are devout Muslims, so I know what it means to be judged based on your appearance and what you’re wearing. But your ethnicity and your clothing do not define who you are.
Don’t ever empty the bucket of mystery. Never let people define what you do. It’s not about zigging when you should zag. It’s not about doing something unprecedented and unpredictable. It’s just about never being a word, or something that is not in the process of transformation.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
I didn’t have a problem with myself or my skin. I had a problem with the way people treated me because of my skin. They tried to define me.
Listen to Your Heart’ was a blank slate. Yeah, there was this outside idea of ‘Bachelor in Paradise‘ meets ‘A Star Is Born,’ but what does that mean? You have to actually define that, make it happen.
We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world, Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world.
You don’t fix the problem until you define it.
I wanted to be heard myself, which is hard in a household of people who were very showy. It forced me to find myself and define a personality and a way of being different, and that’s a thing that’s going to help me to survive in a world of many people playing the guitar.
When people say ‘marriage’ to me… It’s always a means to an end. Everyone’s so in a rush to define the relationship.
I define my life around happiness, being safe, being able to enjoy life and live this life for a long time.
I love sharing photographs and websites, I’m for all of these things. I’m for Facebook. But to say that this is sociability? We begin to define things in terms of what technology enables and technology allows.
Every woman in this world is allowed to define themselves how they want.
There is constant talk about the intermarriage crisis: who is a Jew and how we define a Jew. That doesn’t go over well with young Jews trying to figure out whether they want to be a part of this thing or not.
Because when you are something people don’t know quite how to define, it means you get more of an opportunity to define yourself to bring something new to the table, to bring a new view on things.
I think your teenage years define your musical roots forever. You’re always looking for a theme for your high school years.
I hope not to define myself by suffering.
When I started off, I always used to do parodies and impressions, mimicking people… and then institutions. You become aware that some institutions have their own language. You almost define yourself by how you speak.
A lot of people think they need to give up nature to become adults but that’s not true. However, you have to be careful how you describe and define ‘nature.’
Others do not define you – you define yourself through your words and actions.
My mother taught me something at a young age – she said ‘you are the company you keep’. To define yourself by some label or some level of resources – that’s pretty shallow.
The advent of Google+ and the emergence of the personalized web means this is more true than ever. Brands, and their advertising partners, must wake up to this challenge and define themselves with clarity, consistency and authenticity. Otherwise they just might find themselves shouting in a ghost town.
We’re at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.
The individual makes a clear effort to define moral values and principles that have validity and application apart from the authority of the groups of persons holding them and apart from the individual’s own identification with the group.
If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
You should never be defined by what you do, by the things you have; you’ve got to define yourself by who you are and who you impact and how you impact people. And that’s the thing I try to get across to my players.
Elvis Presley, you can’t define him in a couple of sentences, but he was a country boy and he was very respectful.
Miss America is a scholarship pageant, and they actually define themselves as a talent pageant.
I have lived life enough to know that I define myself.
When you reach a level of status – and making it to college is an accomplishment in itself – you are trying to define who you are.
People used to define me as a futurist designer, but, you know, the future is now for me.
As someone who writes and teaches YA fiction, I spend a lot of time trying to define its character and readership, and I don’t think I’m alone – genres are all about boundary drawing, and the YA genre is, in a lot of ways, about carving out boundaries around adolescence, a space for teenagers to do teenage things.
My race was never an issue in my life until C and I got engaged, after that, no one could stop talking about it. I pray for the day when it becomes less remarkable because race does not define you.
Don’t define yourself by your mistakes or by the single thing you are at your work.
Here’s the thing: When you become brilliant at listening, people feel that you care about them. When they feel you care about them, they begin to care about you. And when people care about you, your success becomes a part of how they define their success.
Just as basketball doesn’t define who I am, neither does being gay.
I don’t think of myself as anyone special, and I would not know how to define myself.
We got to figure out or define what is a legal guarding position because there are times where he can move his hands out of the way, but it’s hard to tell a guy what to do when somebody is running into you, you know what I mean? I don’t know what a legal guarding position is at times.
I do believe that the states have the right to make the definition of marriage, and each state can define it as they so choose through their elected representatives.
My parents, man, they’re just the most loving, encouraging… They’re like those people who define themselves through their role as parents before people in their own rights.
I always define egotistical thoughts as the thoughts I think other people have of me.
I am interested in the idea that people should be able to define their own happiness.
I just don’t let music genres define me.
It’s up to you to define your own brand of leadership and your own version of success.
I’m very comfortable with myself and my sexuality, but it doesn’t define me. I also read books believe it or not.
There are few things that define us as a country more distinctly than the idea of the American Dream. The idea that anyone can make it here through hard work and dedication. And that dream rests on giving people here a fair shot.
Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what’s evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We’re less sure about what is good. There’s sort of good, good enough, could be better – but absolute good is a little harder to define.
Please explain to me what being an icon is. How do you define it? I haven’t been given a script. I don’t know what the dialogues of an icon are.
I like writing about places, about people and environments. When I create a world, it lets me go in and define the details of that world.
A director should not define everything. For me, the movie is a form of a question I pose to the others or to the audience. I want to ask their opinion on my point of view and discuss it with them.
I’m not ashamed of my social media following, my Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot, or the tough time I had in my LPGA debut, but these small facets of my life are easily manipulated by the Internet to get views, and they don’t define me as a person.
Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It’s not hard. Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.
There is a lot of use of ProTools in professional studios, but this is mostly for the special effects it allows, not for sound quality. These special effects soon fall out of fashion, and I don’t think this trend will define studios permanently.
We must not be afraid to define our enemy. It is Islamic extremist terrorism. I did not say all of Islam. I said Islamic extremist terrorism. Failing to identify them properly maligns decent Muslims around the world. It also sets up a fear of being politically incorrect that can have serious consequences. And it has.
I think Falcao is one of the best strikers because of the way he plays, more than simply being a player with a lot of class, to define a game, a style of play. He’s proven that he’s a player who works hard; he’s very strong both tactically and technically.
‘Niggy Tardust’ is the voice of a generation, a generation that does not define itself simply by what it’s born into.
I have a strong sense of myself. That gives me a sense of security, you know? If I define myself by things that are always changing, like the public’s opinion, or what I’m wearing, or what job I’m doing, there’s no stability in that.
When we frame women’s choices in terms of extreme work or extreme mothering, women think they have to define themselves in terms of a single goal, everything else be damned.
I like to define myself as a fighter on the pitch.
Unless we understand a certain material – metal or resin and plastic – understanding the processes that turn it from ore, for example – we can never develop and define form that’s appropriate.
If winning or losing is going to define your life, you’re on a rough road.
Creativity is generating ideas that are novel and useful. I define originals as people who go beyond dreaming up the ideas and take initiative to make their visions a reality.
We have a tendency to condemn people who are different from us, to define their sins as paramount and our own sinfulness as being insignificant.
If my dancing is a disaster – it doesn’t define me as a person.
Certainly for me, as an astrobiologist, science fiction has played an important role. One of the quandaries of our field is that we are trying to study and search for something – life – that we can’t define in a rigorous way. We only have one example of a biosphere, so we can’t really give a good definition.
I’ve been able to define who I am and my brother is able to do his thing.
I keep trying to define ‘poetry,’ but it’s so difficult.
Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. I don’t think it is the role of the state to define what marriage is.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
My mother wanted me to understand that as a woman I could do pretty much whatever I wanted to, that I didn’t have to use sex or sexuality to define myself.
Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
The movement toward choosing religion, rampant as it is, shouldn’t be surprising. Ours is an era marked by the desire to define – or redefine – ourselves.
Clearly define what success means for you. Set short-term and quarterly career goals with your manager that will help lead you to your long term goals.
The imperative is to define what is right and do it.
I don’t think, as an actor, you should define what genre you want to do. Once you do that, you lose the sight to see the film and what its story is all about.
The struggles don’t define you. It’s how you handle them that determines who you are.
As a struggling actor, you’re not looking for parts that define you; you’re just looking for work.
Whenever you define family as anything other than a man and a woman married together, you have just introduced an ethical nightmare.
My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.
We always operated within a sense of community not just about the band. It’s important to the way we define ourselves. It’s the entire world in which we operate.
My job doesn’t define my kids in any way. When we go to places, it’s about them and it’s about us as a family. I think they’re proud of me, but I’m just Dad.
I was fully aware of the challenges facing London before I was elected as mayor, but I didn’t anticipate the issue that is likely to define my time as mayor – Brexit.
There’s a tendency, when the offspring of a famous person does something notable, to define them by their more-famous parent.
I’ve been taught through life experience that, like, I’d better open my mouth and quickly define myself in a new space and with new people because, if I don’t, I will be defined.
If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.
Through life’s ups and downs, and the few mistakes we make and all the successes that we get, let nobody – nobody’s opinion – define who you are. And if anybody defines who you are, let it be yourself.
Many of us spend the first part of our adult lives becoming – stepping into the roles we take on so that they come to define our lives. But I’ve learned that we don’t really grow up until we unbecome.
If you let society and your peers define who you are, you’re the less for it.
Every day, we read about athletes who let their sport define them.
I don’t know how one actually would define obscenity. I’m sure the definition is different according to the age one is living in.
I’m at the age where I just want to experiment. You know, play a crime investigator one week, a pregnant girl one week, an angel of darkness another week. I don’t want to define myself by any category, or age, or role.
Sports don’t define us; it is not what we live for.
I define myself first and foremost as I’ve had a fairly successful career.
Perhaps they do not recognize themselves, for a rich man is even harder to define than a poor one.
I don’t want people to define me. That’s the best way for an actor to grow.
I mean one of the things about being alone is that you’ve no people to define yourself off, I mean, people are like all-round mirrors, because let’s face it, we don’t often see ourselves all round in a mirror anyway, do we.
What actually makes poetry poetry is of course impossible to define. We recognize it when we hear it, when we see it, but we can’t define it.
I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.
Of course we all know when music’s too much in the head, and we define our greatest players by the way they are able to communicate directly from their emotional selves.
I try not to define myself. Other people are going to do that for you anyway.
As soon as you define what an assault weapon is, you know, you can’t sell a weapon, and here’s how we describe it, gun manufacturers just make one adjustment or two, and they say, ‘See, this isn’t subject to the limitation.’
When it came to the discussion about would Harley do an electric bike, I said, ‘Absolutely – this is a no-brainer.’ Let’s define the sound of the future.
When I’m talking about one of the things that define my career and what is most special to me, stats, they are what they are. The bottom line is you want to impact the place you go and the people you’re around, and I hope I’ve done that in my football career, both on and off the field.
I love to remember the World Trade Centre walk, but it should not define me.
I’m not into makeup or dresses or typically girly things. But to me, those things don’t really define what it is to be a female artist in this industry any more. It’s being brave and courageous and true to yourself.
I’m interested in what it means to be an American. I’m interested in what it means to live in America. I’m interested in the kind of country that we live in and leave our kids. I’m interested in trying to define what that country is.
Twitter, it can be said, completely changed the way activism is done, who can participate, and even how we define it.
I would support a mass civil disobedience where we take medicine to tell the state that they have absolutely no right to control our consciousness and to define our spiritual practice.
Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
As a child growing up, it’s going to be what you’re going to remember most. What you liked or not liked then is going to define who you are at the table!
I didn’t grow up with money and I don’t define my life by money.