Here we have the best Negative Quotes from famous authors such as Edward Burtynsky, Viggo Mortensen, Rachel Simmons, Louis C. K., Aaron Judge. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
Good governance takes behavior that is negative or not helpful to the greater good of society, whether it’s polluting behaviour, plastics, or whatever, and taxes the behaviour.
Failing well is a skill. Letting girls do it gives them critical practice coping with a negative experience. It also gives them the opportunity to develop a kind of confidence and resilience that can only be forged in times of challenge.
If you write a lovely story about India, you’re criticized for selling an exotic version of India. And if you write critically about India, you’re seen as portraying it in a negative light – it also seems to be a popular way to present India, sort of mangoes and beggars.
Everything has positive and negative consequences.
I don’t do negative things.
It’s so essential to happiness to speak your truth out loud – because this sharing of your core pain is what creates a necessary healing shift – from negative beliefs about the world – to positive beliefs – and frees you up to be able to fully view life with meaning, purpose and connection with others.
I think what ‘Saw’ did was really open up a huge branch of lots of these other movies that ultimately retroactively gave the first ‘Saw’ somewhat of a negative reputation.
Negative freedom is freedom from – freedom from oppression, whether it’s a colonial power or addiction to alcohol oppressing you. You need to be freed from negative freedom. Positive freedom is freedom for, freedom to be. And that’s what’s routinely ignored today.
When you think positively, you attract positive people. If I’m on a mission to be successful, and I’m positive all the time, then more positive people will come around me, and we’ll help each other. If you’re negative, you’ll find yourself surrounded by negative people.
The rate of return on Social Security for people nearing retirement is about 1.5 percent. By the time young children like mine are ready to retire, that rate of return will be a negative percentage.
When people talk about people who are optimistic about gold, they call them ‘gold bugs.’ A bug is an insect. I don’t call equity bugs ‘cockroaches.’ Do you understand? There is already a negative connotation with the expression of ‘gold bug.’
There’s going to be positive and negative in anything in life.
Most of the time, people say negative things for a reaction, and I can’t even bear to give them the satisfaction. So there’s something that I gain from feeling like I’m the bigger person, from walking away from a situation.
I find the positive in the negative all the time. Any time you give something power, it wins, and it can continuously happen, so I just let negative people know they have no place in my life. They have no place around my children.
Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
Practice is tough. We try to purposely make it difficult on our players on whatever it is that we’re trying to do during the week to get ready for that opponent so that we see the most difficult looks, so that we make our players aware of the things that could certainly impact the game in a negative fashion.
I personally battled with my own body image for years. I used to tell myself, You can’t wear anything sleeveless or strapless. And all of a sudden I was like, What if I just didn’t send such negative messages to my brain and said, wear it and enjoy it? And now I’m more comfortable in clothes than ever.
I’d be so fascinated to talk to a psychologist or sociologist about the deep psychological impact of seeing oneself represented. I don’t think we’ve really touched the surface of what it does to the psyche of a people if the only image of you out there is negative. Or if it’s never out there.
We often refer to loneliness as something negative. And we look at it as a weakness.
People say that globalisation has negative aspects, but I don’t believe globalisation is bad. It’s criticised from a western perspective, but if you put yourself in the shoes of people in the developing world, it provides an unprecedented opportunity.
Being someone who people want to photograph, you have to open yourself up to the positive and negative. It is what it is.
I said we are in a mental recession. We keep getting the steady drumbeat of bad news… it’s become a mental recession. We don’t have measured negative growth. That’s a fact, that’s not a commentary.
People do not realise that if they say something negative about someone, it turns into positivity for the person they are speaking badly about because they get sympathy.
I was ‘Little Ty,’ ‘Little Tyrone.’ I always got this negative feedback from the game of basketball.
Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!
I mean honestly, anybody can diss me. I remember 50 Cent said something and everybody was like you need to get at 50 and I was like, ‘Whatever, I’m in a whole different place in my life.’ It’s gon’ have to take something really, really serious for me to start putting that much negative energy into the world again.
Clearly, high energy prices will have a large negative effect on the California economy and could possibly drag the rest of the nation into a recession.
Black employers are just as negative as the white employers concerning inner-city workers.
Being frugal, conscious of making money, is not a negative thing. That sensibility of creating value and finding value and reinvesting in those customers is what separates great restaurants from the average ones.
I would say this is not negative this is h, a hard part in gymnastics. You can’t eat, whatever you want to eat. And what kind of meal you’re supposed to have, you can’t.
Negative attitude is nine times more powerful than positive attitude.
You have to be an extremist to believe that you’re gonna be the president of the United States and your name is Barack Hussein Obama! And he’s using extreme methods, but his application is very smooth. Michelle Obama is extreme, her presence is extreme. And it’s an extreme good. Extreme is not negative.
You do get certain publications in the States where, if things don’t go according to plan, they flip the story and it becomes very negative.
Even the news, to me, or newspapers, I have a hard time getting into it because it all sucks you into this negative, bad, there-is-no-hope side of it.
There is so much going on in world, even just on the Internet. I think TV should push to put some of the positive things going on in shows, and also to discuss more of the negative things so more people can relate.
I believe that your own thoughts can bring on positive or negative effects. So the people who feel sick all the time are the ones who are going to get sick, and the people who are constantly worried about what’s going on around them… those are the ones in trouble.
I have… been disturbed by the negative tone of the debate over immigration… there is a rising crescendo of opinion from columnists and politicians saying we should reduce our immigration intake.
Be a force of love as often as you can and turn away negative thoughts whenever you feel them surface.
One way to make a positive out of a negative is that you can put it into your work.
I guess the point of that song ‘Troublemaker, Doppelganger’ is trying to navigate the worth of beauty and if it’s hurtful or helpful to value beauty. If it’s a curse or a blessing. Is that something really negative and morbid, like the hearse, or is it the limousine – a glamorous symbol of enjoying life?
I will never say anything negative about WWE.
People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.
As an African-American, I know all too well the negative thoughts and feelings hatred and bigotry cause.
I should only look back at moments that were disparaging, look down upon, negative for me – moments where I could learn something. And if I have been able to use that learning in future, then I am happy about it.
I’m just a negative person, a deeply negative person. I see the worst aspects of everything.
I had heard so much negative talk about our generation, that we’re slackers and young fogies, that I knew wasn’t true of the people I know.
My dad was a very quiet person, and unbelievably tough. But my grandmother gave me my first look at negative thinking to bring about positive results. When I was just a little guy, anytime I came to my grandmother and said I wish for this or that, Grandma would say, ‘If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.’
I tend to take negative comments to heart.
All my early books are written as if I were Indian. In England, I had started writing as if I were English; now I write as if I were American. You take other people’s backgrounds and characters; Keats called it negative capability.
In the tissues generally, and in such a cavity as the abdomen, the pressure is everywhere and practically always very nearly atmospheric, and must be so, because the integuments give way very easily to any excess of pressure, whether positive or negative.
Look, I worked with American Republican presidents and Democratic presidents, all of them, and each of them has shown a deep and profound friendship to Israel, you know? I can’t remember anybody who was in that sense negative as far as Israel is concerned.
Negative campaigning is wrong.
I stay away from negative relationships. They are energy-sapping vampires. I can’t handle them.
Western media present events in Russia in a thoroughly negative light. Yes, we have problems, and these need to be covered. But the fact remains that there is a propaganda campaign being waged against Russia. And this is disturbing.
I try to look on all the great things God’s done, and not focus on the negative. It’s a perspective.
Photography is about light and what it does and how it is captured on a piece of negative.
I had no interest in steroids. I didn’t need them, and I didn’t want them. I never wanted them. From the get-go, I’ve frequently mouthed off about their negative impact on the game.
Diva has a negative connotation.
The police pull up in back of my car and run my plates – they don’t see you as you are; they see you through a racialized negative gaze. I think the best thing is not to internalize it too much, or it’ll make you crazy because you know it’s going to happen again.
I’m very proud of what I do and anything I do I represent, I feel like myself and my brand and if somebody’s trying to be negative, I don’t really read comments online.
I had a really negative look at the night-life side of Hollywood, which I really didn’t like. I went to New York to focus on modeling, and then of course found that New York was not any different from Los Angeles.
When I have these negative thoughts and feelings, I like to dig into them because I like to get under them and see what’s in there.
I learned early in sports that to be effective – for a player to play the best he can play – is a matter of concentration and being unaware of distractions, positive or negative.
I’m an incredibly negative person, so any form of success is only ever going to be a relief to me and set my default position back to neutral.
Don’t let bad or negative people bring you down.
I don’t see anything negative about dance. It is so good for you, mentally and physically, and so for me to promote it is the easiest thing to do.
Are you used to entertaining everyone with your tales of drama and conflict? Do you get attention and feel important every time you complain about how awful this man is? Stop settling for attention for the negative stuff in your life.
You face challenges in your personal life and in your professional life. I continue to be relentlessly optimistic and not focus on the negative.
My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.
I always imagine the world and myself above it and how minute one negative person’s voice is in comparison to the amount of people that are in the world.
Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
Fear invariably and universally induces disengagement, and disengagement is negative division of labor.
If you don’t allow your aggression or negative feelings to be expressed in your waking life, then it migrates into your subconscious.
Why be negative when you can enjoy life and be positive? That’s something I learned over the years.
They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent, about 1.3 million. I only ended up spending about – not only, but I spent about 2 million. But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked with a negative ad by an independent group.
You should see all the negative things that the Romanian press writes about me.
Women need to attack those negative voices they have in their head.
Everything you want to accomplish is already within yourself so when you start to roll in self-doubt and think negative thoughts then you’ll fall off. So keep visualising and keep knowing what you’re destined for, it’ll come to you.
I like to think that Junie B. looks at the world – and this isn’t a negative comment on her – from the lowest common denominator. It’s not all gray to her; it’s all black and white.
I like to connect with fans, usually positive stuff. If there is negative stuff, you just look past it and talk to the people that appreciate you.
Warren Moon and Doug Williams really didn’t run that much. That’s the negative stereotype when it comes to African-American quarterbacks, that most of us just run. Those guys threw it around. I like to think I can throw it around a little bit.
Oftentimes, when we think of 3D, we think of things coming out of the screen, but actually, you’ve got this zero, this negative space, what they call the negative space, which is the scene, what’s being filmed in the positive space of the audience. As you can have things come out, you can have all of this depth.
I like hanging out with me, and I’ve accepted everything about me good, bad whatever it is. That’s why I’m able to, that’s why no one can tell me anything negative about myself.
From my time at Nokia, I’ve seen the 99% positive and occasionally negative impact that communication tools can have on people.
Better to be called something positive and inspirational than something negative.
You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.
Everybody’s entitled to their opinions, but I don’t understand why we have to saturate social media with all the negative stuff.
Now, if you are like me – if you are like practically anybody in America – then you probably hold some negative opinions about the French, based upon movies, rumors, recent headlines, unfortunate run-ins with Parisian waiters, or… you know… all that unpleasantness surrounding the Vichy regime.
I’ve always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don’t do well.
I think it takes a strong man to be in a relationship with a strong woman. A lot of people hear the word ‘diva‘ and think of it as a negative. I see it as a positive. I want somebody who knows what they want out of life and isn’t afraid to show it.
Being able to provoke a different point of view to the standard current ideological or political perspective as played out in conventional newspaper or radio reportage is what a public intellectual does. But it’s not merely about being oppositional, because that’s too negative.
I got into the habit of filtering out all the good in my life, focusing on only the negative. I’m not sure why I did it, but it’s a pretty depressing state.
To the great majority of white Americans, the Negro problem has distinctly negative connotations. It suggests something difficult to settle and equally difficult to leave alone. It is embarrassing. It makes for moral uneasiness.
I believe in ‘business has a force for good.’ You know, business has an impact on society. Of course, it creates jobs. It creates prosperity, but on the other hand, we also leave a negative footprint behind.
The Democratic Party does not want anybody to have a photo ID because that would have a very negative impact on cheating! If you require a photo ID, that pretty much shuts out cheating. Well, it doesn’t shut it out. It just makes it harder, and that’s why they don’t want it.
If you want to be negative about the whole thing you can say all guitar bands after the Beatles were just a waste of time because the Beatles were the best. I think it’s far better to give new records a try.
Bondage is – subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.
I can’t stay mad very long. I get grumpy when I read a bad review. I say, ‘How could he say that about my music?’ Then I forget about it. If I got mad every time somebody wrote something negative about me, I’d be exploding all the time. I’d be burned out just from reading reviews.
The world of social media can be so nasty and negative, especially for women.
I’m a positive person. Things were cancelled? So what? Wally’s going on. Why are people so negative? I’m not a quitter.
The name ‘reservation‘ has a negative connotation among Native Americans – an intern camp of sorts.
I’m very focused on what I do professionally, and I’m very focused on my family, and I don’t really get too stressed out about what people say or what other people think. In fact, it’s not on my radar at all. If there’s anything negative, I don’t want to know about it. I just do my own thing and get on with my life.
I have always been mainstream. It’s so weird, because I don’t see it as something negative at all. So many people see it as something negative.
Sometimes it’s hard not to feel really negative.
It’s true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.
Every time you think a negative thought, it’s one step in the wrong direction, for me.
If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can’t ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects.
The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?
I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.
If you’re holding onto negative stuff from before, you cannot deliver excellence.
I’ve had a few conversations with people who are horrified: who tell me my work is demeaning, is sexist, is negative.
What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology.
The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.
To all my critics, you get paid to be negative.
Talk about your negative experiences with the father, with your girlfriends. Not with your children. And bite your tongue when it comes to diminishing, denying, dismissing, name-calling.
You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.
Propaganda has a negative connotation, which it partially deserves, but I think there is some propaganda that is very positive. I feel that if you can do something that gets people’s attention, then maybe they’ll go and find out more about the person.
I make negative music, but I also make positive music because that’s what thrown at me with life.
I’ve always been about the power of a woman – accentuating the positive, deleting the negative, whether you’re talking her body, her voice or her leadership.
It’s unbelievable that people have the time and inclination to be as negative as they are on a public platform about people who accomplish whatever they do in the public eye.
Man’s constitution is so peculiar that his health is purely a negative matter. No sooner is the rage of hunger appeased than it becomes difficult to comprehend the meaning of starvation. It is only when you suffer that you really understand.
You see a lot of women who take the negative things that come their way and let it slide off them, like they are coated with Teflon.
A negative is never finished.
In a spiritual sense, a positive attitude may help you get through chemotherapy and surgery and radiation and what have you. But a positive mental attitude does not cure cancer – any more than a negative mental attitude causes cancer.
Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as ‘negative’ is actually a liberating process for me.
AT&T Park, chalk it up. This is a great pitcher‘s park, great weather. It’s a great place to pitch. It’s all positive and no negative. You can go out and challenge guys. I’ve got the confidence to attack the strike zone and not nibble so much.
Negative attention was better than no attention.
It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There’s not a lot of love going around.
The negative is the equivalent of the composer‘s score, and the print the performance.
A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are cliches, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is.
As far as criticism, I don’t mind critics. I mean, I wrote for ‘Rolling Stone‘ for a hot minute. I like criticism. I enjoy criticism. The thing I don’t like is cruelty for cruelty’s sake. You don’t have to be a jerk to say something negative. You can say something in the negative sense and have class.
Members of Congress and their staffs should be the first to feel the negative consequences of poorly written legislation, not the last.
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all.
I love Scientology. I’ve been involved for 38 years, and I don’t think I’d be here without it because I’ve had a lot of losses and different negative things that have happened over the years and it really got me through brilliantly.
I know, in India, specially in Bollywood and the sports fraternity, there is a lot of negative media attention on prominent public figures.
Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles.
I feel like I missed my era, because I remember the time when black people uplifted each other and looked for the positives. I feel sorry for the people who live their lives in the negative default setting because they filter out what’s good, and that’s no way to live.
Don’t focus on negative things; focus on the positive, and you will flourish.
I never thought a role model should be negative.
My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, and challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction.
I try and stay positive; being negative isn’t good for my personality. I don’t just bring myself down, I bring everyone around me down. It’s like a dark cloud, ‘Uh oh, here we go,’ and have to snap out of it.
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.
If I just do everything the opposite of what my dad did, I think that will make things pretty easy. I can joke about it now because I’m past that stage where it used to hurt. By having a kid, it’s gone. I could take all that negative energy that I had and put it in a positive way.
You always have to remember that if you say something negative, it’s going to come back to haunt you.
I’m actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they’re not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it.
Stress is the negative whirlwind of emotions that gets imposed on top of our stimulation and engagement.
I don’t think nostalgia has to be negative.
People like you in negative roles, they want to see you only in negative roles and thus you get typecast. At the end of the day, what matters is whether the audience loves you or not.
I have a strong sense of self, but that’s not a negative thing.
I think cutting our defense capacity not only demonstrably diminishes our national security, but it has a tremendous negative impact in the long run on our economy because we end up having to fight wars and clean up after terrorist disasters.
Skeptical doesn’t have to necessarily be a negative thing. I think if you allow yourself to second guess things and look at things from a distance you don’t immediately run into things blindfolded, so that’s a positive.
I just push away everything negative. Just do what you want to do and believe that you can do it and you will do it.
Despite all the public hand-wringing about negative advertising, political veterans will tell you that it persists because, more often than not, it works. But tearing down the other guy has another attraction: It can be a substitute for building much of a case for what the mudslinger will do once in office.
Here’s the funny thing about the response I’ve been aware of to my dating famous people: It’s been very negative. I’m either not good-looking enough, not a good enough actor or not successful enough for these people.
More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.
When a person listens to a good song, and they can look out at the world and their lives and see the dark and the light, the negative and the positive, all the different elements, all come together in one holistic poem, that is a very healing and very reductive thing, and that’s what my music is about.
If recycling is the future, then we must focus our efforts on mitigating negative impacts to our community while protecting our environment.
Even in my stand-up, there’s a lot more positivity and enthusiasm rather than negative, I-hate-everything vibes.
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
I most certainly am not harboring any sort of negative feeling toward the gay community. I don’t have an opinion on people with different religious, sexual or political preferences. I’m one of the most liberal artists that I think you will ever meet, and I pride myself on that.
‘Painting like a child’ isn’t a negative for me… it’s something only great artists can really achieve. The childlike quality of some of Picasso‘s drawings is precisely what makes them so masterful and extraordinary; the ability to express complete visions, feelings and portraits through a continuous line.
I am going to confront the old-fashioned negative thinking which says that all government needs to do to generate growth is cut worker and environmental protections, cut taxes on the rich and stroke ‘fat cats‘ until they purr with pleasure. I’m completely repudiating the idea that government has to get out of the way.
The negative side is that sometimes it is beyond control.
There will be a moment in life, whether you’re forceful or not, where someone will label you something that is negative.
I have played many negative roles in films, and television gives me an opportunity to break through this image and portray another side to me.
Consumption may be regarded as negative production.
By working toward a financial objective, you’ll start to see the money add up for retirement or the credit card balance go down. But it doesn’t have an immediate impact on your day-to-day life, and when it does – like when you’re pinching pennies to save more – the immediate impact could feel negative.
I think all recent music sucks, and that includes Type O Negative.
Every team has leadership. The leadership is the best players. But there’s positive leadership, and there’s negative leadership.
For the general public or psychos on Facebook, for everyone who’s made one negative comment about me, I’ve probably gotten 250-300 positive comments.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Anytime you present a message that is seen as hate, you’re going to have a negative impact.
I don’t pay attention to negative stuff.
Most of us remember adolescence as a kind of double negative: no longer allowed to be children, we are not yet capable of being adults.
I grew up very poor in a fractured family that was dysfunctional on both sides, but I sort of put up these reflectors to most of the negative things that have occurred in my life. I don’t carry around much baggage.
Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense.
Some people are the greatest people on Earth with good hearts and will get in the studio and make the most negative music in the world for the sake of success. That’s what the music business does to you. That’s what capitalism does to you.
I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music.
Women are just more oriented toward feelings – and I don’t mean that in a negative way. But with a male actor and a male director, the emotional exploration can only go so far. With a female director, you can end up exploring so many more depths.
For me, there is no such thing as a negative experience.
Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.
The negative cost of Lewis and Clark entering the Garden of Eden is that later expeditions regardless of what they were intended to do, later expeditions did not deal with the native peoples with the intelligence with the almost kindly resolve that Lewis and Clark did.
I work on myself daily to be a better person. When I react in a negative way to somebody, I sit back and think about why I did it, so I’m always working on myself, and my music is the same.
An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.
A great coder can easily be 50 times more productive than a mediocre one, while bad ones ultimately have negative productivity.
Our crumbling infrastructure disproportionately harms Black, brown, Indigenous, and low-income communities. The negative health impacts arising from fossil fuel use, industrial pollution, and toxic materials in our homes and schools are literally making us sick.
It was easy to get wrapped up in some of the negative stuff, but obviously I chose not to. I didn’t want to get in trouble and end up in prison where I can’t play football. It was as simple as that.
Negative energy is wasteful.
It’s human nature that if you get 20 positive comments and one negative one, you’re going to focus on the negative. We all do that. It can be something that drags you down. It’s easy to get bogged down with it, but I try to concentrate on the good things.
And I’m a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive, and as it turned out, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity.
If we go on your iPhone and go to the dictionary and look up ‘humble,’ 80 per cent of the definition is negative. It’s a controlling word. It’s a way to control the masses and to control the sheep.
I discovered that I could do whatever I wanted with a negative in a darkroom and an enlarger.
I’m no diva but I can be annoying in a recording studio. Of course I try to be a diva in terms of confidence of performance and owning a song but I’ve never behaved like one in terms of the negative connotations of the word.
It would be ridiculous for me to say anything negative regarding blacks having an equal opportunity on TV.
People are negative no matter what you do.
You never know with politicians what they are really saying. And I don’t say that in a negative way-they have an appalling job.
I’ve never really been aware of what is said about me, whether it’s positive or negative. I ignore it. I’ve always had the mind-set: ‘No one can challenge me better than myself.’
Women can really be who they are. I’m about to say the F word, feminist. Often that word has such a negative connotation.
Civility is not not saying negative or harsh things. It is not the absence of critical analysis. It is the manner in which we are sharing this territorial freedom of political discussion. If our discourse is yelled and screamed and interrupted and patronized, that’s uncivil.
I think most artists will experience a lot of negative people on Twitter but, thank God, I’ve got so many followers that I’m not able to see them that much. I’ll see some from time to time but, for the most part, I always focus on something good.
When I was growing up, I said I wanted to be a model, but people said I had no chance and when I realized my ambition, people in the business still continued to state negative stuff.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
I don’t waste any time at all. I have no time at all for people who are being very negative or people who are very whiny or people who feel sorry for themselves. I tend to go to them and just say, you don’t understand how incredible life is and how precious it is.
My first instinct when I write songs is not a negative one. It’s something positive… Everything I’ve ever done has some form of hope in it, I think.
I think there’s an enormous value to being negative. The world we live in today, negativity is not permitted.
Insight enables you make sure you don’t allow negative beliefs to get permanently set in your thinking – just the same way you wouldn’t want fractured bones to be permanently set into place.
Negative politics have always been around.
The perpetuation of gangster rap has really put a negative image on the city of Compton… So I look forward to addressing that image, changing it and making it more accurate.
Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.
Whether it’s positive or negative press, it’s all good. I do understand the game.
It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.
Even if someone does say something negative, it does not give us a reason to retaliate; just take the high road and don’t say anything.
Trauma survivors have a deficiency in their capacity to regulate emotions – they’re too prolonged and too intense and too negative. As a corollary to affect regulation, self-esteem, sense of self and inter-personal functioning all goes downhill. And that’s a chronic thing that’s solved in an-inter personal context.
Christianity takes this beating that I really don’t understand and yet you can’t say anything negative about the Muslims because that’s horrible, you can’t say anything negative about other faiths.
The media loves negative spin.
Tax increases appear to have a very large sustained and highly significant negative impact on output.
If you’re playing a negative character, sooner or later it rubs off on you. Some people don’t mind living in that state, but I don’t want to be there anymore. I don’t want to live in a state of depression.
To me, the word ‘workaholic‘ is a negative word.
The problem with Mr. Obama is that you get more regulation and it’s a disincentive for businessmen to hire people. You probably also get higher taxes, so in terms of the economy, he is very negative in my view.
All systems in Pakistan appear to be in a haste to achieve something, which can have both positive and negative implications. Let us take a pause and examine the two fundamental questions: One, are we promoting the rule of law and the Constitution? Two, are we strengthening or weakening the institutions?
It’s wonderful to feel supported, but there’s a lot of negative energy towards me as well. So I ignore it, to be honest. If I started to read it all it would completely mess up my head.
The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture.
To be honest, proper recognition has only come from the fans. I don’t want to be hard, and I don’t want to be negative, but I want to be honest.
For a really long time, I thought being different was a negative thing. But as I grew older, I started to realize we were all born to stand out; nobody is born to blend in.
I’m not really seeing pressure as a negative.
I’m not a negative person.
I do my job in Type O Negative.
I don’t really look at myself as a role model. And I just am the way I am and if people want to look up to me, they do. By no means do I like to give a negative image either.
Being positive is like going up a mountain. Being negative is like sliding down a hill. A lot of times, people want to take the easy way out, because it’s basically what they’ve understood throughout their lives.
Love is a positive effect. Love can never have a negative effect, only a positive effect.
The biggest thing I’ve had to overcome was clinical depression. Your mind is the most powerful weapon you have once you can get control of your mind… I had to stop hearing the negative voices where Jennifer was not worthy of love or living.
Oscar is the exact opposite of how I think you should behave. I just think of it as a negative view of the positive mind I have. Big Bird is sweet and nice and also sympathetic, as kids can identify with him even though he looks like such a bizarre character – great 8 feet 2 inches, a beak 18 inches long.
Unfortunately, people think I’m negative and bitter all the time, and that’s not the case.
I think we should all have a responsibility not to affect other people in a negative way.
No matter who you meet in life, you take something from them, positive or negative.
The positive aspect of my negative view is essentially that you shouldn’t own cash and government bonds, but you should be in assets like real estate or equities or precious metals or in commodities.
If you don’t find time to meditate and get all that negative out, and if you don’t have the right people being positive around you, this is a very scary job to have if you don’t learn how to control your fear.
Disruption is a critical element of the evolution of technology – from the positive and negative aspects of disruption a typical pattern emerges, as new technologies come to market and subsequently take hold.
You know journalists. You know the media. They are going to hang on to anything negative they possibly can.
I belong in America more than South Africa. I can’t remember the feeling of living there anymore. It’s like it was in another life. That’s sad in a way. It is my country. It’s where I grew up. You don’t know what it’s like to have these negative feelings about your homeland. There are roots you can’t escape.
Until the company believes in itself, AOL didn’t have its own space and identity in the marketplace. The opportunity is to get out from under the negative history and figure out the value AOL offers for consumers and for publishers and advertisers.
This is nothing negative about the other candidates. It’s just a recognition of the fact that Governor Romney has won more delegates. He’s the only person that really has a chance to take the winning number of delegates into the convention.
I don’t like to be negative about math because it really teaches you a lot of great things. You kind of use math every day.
I am concerned if 25 percent of Americans think that President Obama is a Muslim. I mean, it’s obviously a lack of knowledge. But also, it’s for the Muslims as well, you know, because a small numbers of Muslims have really painted a very negative image of Islam.
As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of – your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.
Avoid cynical and negative people like the plague. They are killers of potential.
Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.
I recognise life is like a magnet. Positive and negative are on the opposite sides of the magnet. You can try to cut the negative part off, but it’s still there. When you accept both of them, it’s like, ‘You know what? Don’t get too identified with success or too identified with failure – just be cool with them.’
Baseball has always been filled with negative statistics.
A lot of people are like, ‘Don’t read your news clippings.’ I read them every day. Anything negative somebody said about me, I find it and use it as fuel.
I didn’t want to represent any negative side of the country where I was born and raised.
Anything negative that happens to you in life can be turned into a positive as far as acting is concerned. You can draw on your experiences – it’s far better than any research.
I don’t like to read about myself, whether it be positive or negative.
You take the negative, the bitter, the pain, the suffering, the depression, and all of those are ingredients for something far more purposeful than you can imagine.
The negative about acting is that you have to spend a great deal of time away from your friends and loved ones, but it’s not like working a 9-5 job and only having two or three weeks off a year. I may not have seen my girlfriend for two or three months, but then we can spend two or three months together solidly.
I try not to read the negative comments, and when I do, I let it roll off my back. I remind myself that there will always be haters as long as you are in the public eye.
One of the strange things about violent and authoritarian regimes is they don’t like the glare of negative publicity.
Math has a lot of negative stereotypes, but it can actually be fun and incredibly empowering.
I found in the past when I did a bit of punditry, I was very conscious of not saying anything negative about people I played against, because players are elephants and they remember when someone says something – I stored things for years and just waited for my opportunity.
The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that’s an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence.
Maybe I’m being philosophical and spiritual, but I believe that if you put negative energy out there that that is what will come back.
I feel really passionate now that talking with family, friends, or a counsellor is the way to deal with negative situations and difficult times.
I don’t think evil people or negative people are inherently interesting all the time. People who are good people getting better at being themselves – to me, that’s something that’s really interesting to watch.
It seems like what happens when we play games is that we go into a psychological state called eustress, or positive stress. It’s basically the same as negative stress in the sense that we get our adrenaline up, you know, our breathing rate quickens, our pulse quickens.
The word ‘superficial‘ comes with such negative connotations, suggesting that whatever it is applied to has no value. But the emotional pull of beauty for its own sake cannot be underestimated.
You look up to your parents and you want them to accept you, and you don’t want them to look at you in a negative light. So you do things to make them proud and accept you.
What’s the point of being negative or fearful? We can’t control it.
I try to keep away exterior events that are going to make me do something negative internally to myself.
Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?
Exceptionally hard decisions can deplete your energy to the point at which you finally cave in. If you mentally crumble and degenerate into negative thinking, you’ll magnify the problem to the point where it can haunt you.
I knew there would be a negative reaction in the press to my divorce, but I am not going to live my life because of something someone might say.
I have hundreds if not tens of thousands of fans… The people who have negative things to say are typically loser-type people who are probably in some cases mentally ill.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.
I love Bon Iver. I would never put a negative connotation on that man’s name!
The only thing that I know how to do as an actor, as a trained actor, is you can’t villainize the character you’re playing. Whether it’s a fictional character or a real character. Because then you operate from that sort of negative point of view, and you can’t humanize him.
None can be more negative in its impact than the limitation on human resource capacity.
When you buy into the cultural idea of what’s acceptable and unacceptable, you reinforce negative stereotypes and prejudices. That wouldn’t work for me. I don’t love to give advice to anyone, because we all have to make our own choices, but I’d want to live my life in truth.
My experience with music, I’m not going to say extremely negative, but it’s definitely been a grind; it’s been grimy – it hasn’t been a pretty process. It’s left me crying, you know, on the carpet in my tiny apartment with, like, no money. But it’s been worth it, it’s my passion, my dream, it’s what I love to do.
When a buyer leaves a negative review, it is a great opportunity to connect and find out why they did and how to make your business better.
People have a negative impression of New York that I don’t think is quite fair.
You could have another downgrade. You could certainly have a stock market reaction that would be negative. And, I think nobody who looks at it objectively would want to happen.
The thing that inspires me most is empathizing with people’s flaws and seeing how they deal with them. That sort of connection you feel with someone when you realize that maybe even the negative things that they’ve said or done are because of insecurities or injuries they’ve endured.
Well I do think there are people who are habitually negative and depressed and take the opposite approach because they imagine the worst, and their minds become dominated by that. They let their own emotions and expectations transform their perceptions of the world.
A lot of our Democratic consultants have fallen into the self-defeating prescription that the candidate that runs the most negative ads wins. I have a new theory: Positive is the new negative.
Sometimes, we find ourselves as conservatives being angry when we should be joyful, finding ourselves being negative when we should be positive, because we have a positive message to send… We ought to be the most compassionate people in the world.
I don’t like to see projects that are all black or all white. It’s how life is. I do like to make sure that I do a nice black family film; that’s like keeping my home base. I do other things, but I like to always come back to a positive family film, because of all the negative influences today.
I don’t like freeloaders; I don’t like people who are negative.
Reviews are great. I can read negative reviews and say, ‘You know that point they made… they were dead on.’
The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.
Indeed, many of life’s most fun and pleasurable choices come with potential dangers. It’s important for my son to grow up recognizing that what might appear exciting or inviting at first glance could also have eventual negative consequences.
I’m gonna forget all the negative press and focus on being the best version of myself.
Haters never win. I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.
Yes, I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it’s really quite extraordinary.
More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.
Making YouTube videos while I was in school, I was fortunate enough not to really have any negative repercussions from it. I had a lot of positive feedback from my friends, who thought they were great and thought they were funny and that what I was doing was really cool.
My family’s support and the negative environment of the day toward blacks in South Carolina became the forces that led me out of the South – first to New York, then to Philadelphia, where I found opportunity in the form of a PAL gym and my trainer, Yank Durham.
Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.
It sounds so negative of me to say, but I don’t feel like there were many coming-of-age films when I was growing up. I think that when I was a teenager, I felt really misrepresented in the teenage roles that I was watching onscreen. Especially in women.
I think it’s easier for the general public to embrace me in a negative way. You have people who already have a perception of me that says I’m a bad person.
You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought.
Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
I feel ups and downs are a part of one’s career, and this totally depends on how you take it. You can either be knocked down by the negative things, or you can take it in a positive way and learn from it.
I grew up being really insecure and dumped on, over-feeling certain things in a negative way. So I thought I had something to prove.
Negative peace is possible as long as you have a strong army.
I don’t let negative criticism, for the most part, bother me.
First, I eat healthy; it comes from the inside out. If you eat right, your skin, hair, nails will look good. The same if you have negative thoughts – they can give you a bad look, too; we reflect what we eat and think. We also taste and smell what we eat. Being happy and doing what I love really reflects.
I have to think a thousand times before I speak. If I am myself and end up saying one wrong thing, there will be 1,000 negative tweets about me.
I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.
I don’t view our approach as negative. I view our approach that when you have a candidate in a Republican primary make statements that would make his position to the left of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama on immigration… we need to bring that out to the people.
Everything that’s written about me has such a negative taint. It just has a life of its own, like an avalanche, and I don’t think there’s anything I can do to stop it.
Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.
I think people want to get married to end their emotional uncertainty. In a way, they want to end powerful feelings, or certainly the negative ones.
When a person makes a decision, people will always want a reason they understand, so they’ll put a negative spin on things.
I don’t want anything negative in my life, like hate, comparison, competition, and jealousy. I think these things are very heavy and take away from you the way of enjoying life.
Ignoring negative things that need to be changed is destructive and does nothing to alleviate negativity. Instead, we should focus on the way we’re treating other people in our brief interactions with them.
Stop allowing yourself to focus on depressing life circumstances – including focusing on being depressed about your weight. All this negative focus will only lead you to feeling bummed and wanting to pig out. Instead, consciously focus on happy life circumstances you enjoy doing, and create more of them!
The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don’t give up. I don’t beat myself up about negative things.
The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated media outlets in Egypt tried to sour the ties between our two countries, but our ties are very strong. No negative stance has been taken by either side against the other. Rumors are being spread by the enemies of our two countries. We pay no attention to them.
Call me boring, but I can’t handle negative situations.
I hate the term ‘black’ because it doesn’t bring to life who we are as a people. The term ‘black’ has more negative synonyms than the term white.
If we give something positive to others, it will return to us. If we give negative, that negativity will be returned.
I want to get away from the social vampires in Tucson. The people who have no lives of their own and meet me and know who I am and feel entitled to say negative things. I have good friends here, especially in the bands. But a lot of it is just like high school.
One reason why it has become harder to promote the beneficial side of emotions such as anger is that the moral vocabulary of good and bad has been replaced by the self-help lexicon of positive and negative thinking.
You learn more from the negative things.
A series of studies in the 1990s and 2000s revealed that as women gained more access to education, jobs, and birth control, they had fewer children. As a result, developed countries in western Europe, Japan, and the Americas were seeing zero or negative population growth.
The reason I am so negative about the Federal Reserve‘s policies is that they only target core inflation and argue that they can’t identify bubbles, but when each bubble bursts, they flood the system with liquidity that brings about unintended consequences.
I like to accept it all, the negative and the positive.
If you don’t have negative experiences, you have no way to gauge the positive ones, and you have no way to deal with it.
I used to be quite negative about going back to Greece and making something, but there is a certain kind of freedom that I’ve experienced while I was making films in Greece that is hard to replicate elsewhere.
I lean towards traditionally what people would consider the more negative side of life.
Black culture is a fight. We want to hold on to what we are, but sometimes the things that we are can be totally negative. You have to think: can’t we try something new and not be seen as suspect?
For men to be virgins, we think it’s negative. We think that there’s something wrong with them.
There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.
People hate negative tactics, but the fact is, as the 3 A.M. ad demonstrates, they can be very effective.
‘Negative liberty’ is a political science term meaning a liberty from government action. It is not a liberty to anything – like the liberty to meaningfully contribute to public debate or to have ample spaces for speech.
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
For many years when I was younger, I let negative things that people said about me affect my life. What I’ve learned is that it’s really important to find the right support network, focus on the positive things in your life and quiet that negative voice in your head.
I can’t get caught up in the negative because that destroys you.
You should tell yourself frequently ‘I will only react to constructive suggestions.’ This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others.
There’s a weird cloud around you when you’re recognizable. It was a brief window for me. I think you have to have a pathological need for attention of any type, negative or positive, to thrive in that kind of situation. And I only want compliments.
My philosophy is never start talking about ‘if,’ ‘and,’ ‘but’ or the past, because 90 percent of what follows will be negative.
I think it’s one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there’s so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large.
Negative publicity makes people forget your best times.
I’m honest about expressing my opinions. At the same time, I’m diplomatic in how I do critique things if I have a negative response.
I’m fascinated by journalism. I put a keen eye, not a negative eye, on its role, particularly how it is changed by the times we’re living in.
As I get older, I find myself getting angrier and angrier. Doubtless, change itself, not to mention physical decline and inevitable petty tragedies of disappointed expectations, would have made for resentment in any event; but I used to be a passive schoolboy, my negative impulses turned obediently inward.
I’m African-American. There are more eyes on me than anybody. They’re going to take the negative before the positive.
It’s a clique that I’ve never been a part of. It’s not like I identify them in a negative way.
Except that awards are competitive, which is a negative thing, they are wonderful for singling out deserving individuals and bringing their work to the attention of many potential readers who might otherwise have been totally unaware of them.
I don’t care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.
As far as vanity and wrinkles and things like that, that’s a part of life I don’t worry about. I put on creams, you know, but don’t go mad, and I don’t have any kind of treatments. I just live a healthy lifestyle. And staying happy, not getting negative and angry, I think that helps, looking at the positive of everything.
We only put the negative black people on television. We don’t put the good, hard-working black people.
It’s weird that the world sees modeling as a negative. It just blows my mind how many people think that because I was a model, I think I’m pretty and that I can use my looks to get ahead. I’m not pretty!
The French have only negative things to say about everything and everyone.
I always say just stay positive. If you ever get down on yourself, try to find something that takes away that negative. Always find that positive area.
My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each others’ negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts.
I’ve had to deal with all different types of situations – positive and negative and extremes of both.
The reason that so few people are financially independent today is that they place many negative roadblocks in their heads. Becoming wealthy is, in fact, a mind game.
I’ve never, in my whole 30 years in office, run a negative ad.
The three most dreaded words in the English language are ‘negative cash flow’.
Money is a very important tool to make a big difference in people’s life. It is positive or negative depending on the values.
Most performers don’t admit this, because it sounds negative and performers are not supposed to be negative, but when I was on the road, I was lonely.
Reagan has very significant things to teach us – positive lessons and quite negative lessons.
If Iran does not change its policies, it won’t be able to integrate into the international community and will become even more isolated than it is now, which likely will have a negative impact on the Iranian people.
Haters never win. I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
Of course, I know everything that happens in Russia. But even at the most dangerous moment or the most negative moment now, it’s still 10 times better than what it was in the communist state.
I think YouTube used to have a negative connotation, like it was the place where the rejects went and made careers, but I’m proud to be YouTuber. I wanted to be in that first generation of YouTube stars who transitioned into the ‘real world.’ It was a really good way to build my business.
Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability.
Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It’s the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children’s books.
Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.
People who are prone to anxiety are nearly always people-pleasers who fear conflict and negative feelings like anger. When you feel upset, you sweep your problems under the rug because you don’t want to upset anyone. You do this so quickly and automatically that you’re not even aware you’re doing it.
A lot of people thought my career was over. If you’re not releasing records, then something must be wrong. Either the record company doesn’t like your music, or you’ve been dropped. It has to something negative. It’s not like you wanted to take a break, or want some balance, or smell the roses.
I do not pay any heed to the negative thoughts, I just go with the plan my team gives me.
Besides being good for our body, running helps us to focus and throw away negative energy.
I don’t know what it is, exactly, but there’s a negative drag on film sets after the second week or so, a mutinous vibe because the infinite capacities of the directors and everybody else become quite finite and everybody’s under the gun and it becomes work.
I’m blessed, and people’s responses to me have never been negative.
Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way.
Whenever I hear someone describe something as a ‘kids movie’ or a ‘family movie,’ it immediately has a negative connotation in my mind because I think, ‘Well, as an adult, I wouldn’t go see it by myself, because it’s purely for children and it holds nothing for me and it’s simplistic and it’s kind of easy.’
When the external factors over which one has no control in a way start to become negative, it starts to affect our creative juices.
Even when I started in 1970, I knew that television was having a negative effect on our society.
Once you start rooting against somebody, you’re always going to look for the negative in everything they do.
If I stay negative in negative energy, that’s what’s gonna come back.
You know what, I’m happy to say that everything outside of ‘Dexter’ feels like a vacation, and I don’t mean to say anything negative about the show. It’s just a different kind of work. Emotionally it’s taxing and complicated, and that’s a great thing.
I don’t feel pressure in a negative way. I like pressure. I feel excitement and calm at the same time. No pressure, no diamonds. I want pressure: pressure creates drama, creates emotion.
We made happy sounds because we were upset… just trying to make a positive situation out of a negative one.
They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment, so I was never under pressure from my parents; I could do whatever I wanted. I never had a negative word from them, nothing whatsoever.
Every person gets negative things, they learn from those negative things, and you become a positive person.
Often autism is portrayed in the media as a very negative condition, as something that prevents somebody from communicating or from socializing or from being able to have any kind of normal, happy life.
There’s a lot of administrator and ex-administrators and board of regents from Baylor that say that Art Briles was a scapegoat at Baylor. I’ve had calls from ex-chairmen of the board of regents there, current big booster there, lawyers that represent Baylor. I have not had one negative call about Art Briles.
We are all products of our experiences, good and bad. Sometimes you learn as much from the negative experiences as you do from the positive.
You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive.
I don’t know why people don’t feel like being positive is much more powerful than being negative.
I was deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq with British Special Forces Units. I have great respect for the British military and the country as a whole, so I don’t have anything negative to say about that.
The more attention you give to your negative feelings, the more they grow, so I think things just start to blow totally out of proportion.
I remember watching Barry Sanders highlights as a kid, and the Lions always being a fun team. I, personally, really never had a real negative connotation with the team. And I didn’t really listen to those who did after I was drafted.
I feel the presence of a higher power. I believe that what you give is what you get. It’s universal law. I believe in the power of prayer and of words. I’ve learned that when you predict that negative things will happen, they do.
I’ve had journalists beg me to please say something negative about my estate.
The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.
When self-doubt creeps in, don’t ignore it – address it. Respond to harsh self-criticism with something more compassionate. Talk to yourself like a trusted friend and refuse to believe your unrealistic, negative inner monologue.
I could easily go one or two days without realizing that I’m so, so hungry. That’s the negative outcome of what I’ve become.
We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative.
I lost my passion for work. No, that’s a negative statement. I just had a bigger passion for something else, for my son, and growing up with him.
One thing I did was to create a Love Yourself List. I wrote down everything I like about myself, and put it on my bathroom mirror. Then I read it until I believed it. Any time I compared myself to others, and felt negative about myself, I’d go back to that list.
God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.
I don’t do anything malicious or anything in a negative manner. I’m all about positivity and making people smile is positive.
I don’t want to sell myself short. You hurt your spouse, not so much by the infidelity, but by the negative feelings about yourself that you bring home.
I’m a Virgo and I’m more – I don’t want to say ‘negative’ – but I’m the girl who thinks no one’s coming to my birthday party, no one’s buying my clothes, no one’s reading my book, no one’s watching my show – that’s just how I think.
Every year I tell myself that I’m not going to read any reviews and then I do. We’re all human and when I read something negative it hurts. I think when you write it’s part of the game, you’re going to get some good reviews and some bad reviews and that’s how it goes. I don’t write for the reviews.
Something I would have never thought that I could have done before is dancing in front of thousands of people. It changed how people view me in a negative and a positive way.
We must not constantly talk about tackling obesity and warning people about the negative consequences of obesity. Instead we must be positive – positive about the fun and benefits to be had from healthy living, trying to get rid of people’s excuses for being obese by tackling the issue in a positive way.
Man, I’m 31 years old and a husband with four kids; I hope I’m no thug. I hear all those negative things and don’t hear anything positive. I think that’s all those people feel… that way that’s all they hear about when you hear Allen Iverson did something negative or something.
Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side… It has revealed to us much about man’s shortcomings, his illnesses, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or his psychological health.
‘Saw’ was good and bad. It was good in that it gave me a career start, but it was also negative in that it really marginalized me as a filmmaker.
Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.
For me, restrictions are not always negative. Restrictions can push creativity. I like restrictions.
Vancouver is the square root of negative one. Technically it shouldn’t exist, but it does. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
You can accomplish so many things with a negative outlook and low self-esteem if you just do it over and over and over again.
I’m an enormous fan of Thomas Bernhard’s books, and I like the relentless feeling in his work – the pursuit of darkness, the negative – and I think in some sense I’ve internalised that as what one is supposed to do.
Everyone has that inner voice, the one that’s a Negative Nancy. I’d say to ignore that voice and to be confident and follow your heart.
Music is therapy for me. It’s my outlet for every negative thing I’ve ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.
The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture.
War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality. If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men.
When people say negative things or speculate, you can’t help but feel hurt.
I think the word ‘earnest‘ kind of has a negative connotation on some level. I think one of the things that’s happened is that being cynical is somehow conflated with being sophisticated. I think that’s problematic, to say the least.
Some white people are privileged, some aren’t. Some black people are, some aren’t. It’s strikes me as, by definition, a racist attack in that it’s making a generalization – a negative one – based on skin color.
Besides the healthcare bill being unconstitutional and a great expansion of federal government, I think if it does not respect people’s individual religious views and makes groups or individuals do things that are contrary to their deeply held beliefs, there is going to be a visceral negative reaction.
I think ‘work’ is anything I’m doing with intention and purpose. There is absolutely no negative connotation to the word ‘work’ for me – I feel lucky that I get to wake up every day and spend my days doing things I believe in.
I don’t think that crazy should have a negative connotation – it just means that you’re fun. I think that crazy is just a term that boring people use to describe fun people.
I’m confident in all my fights. You have to be. You have to put any negative thoughts aside.
I have love towards everyone that might be saying negative things. I choose to love them because God loves me.
My father was a negative person. He actually taught me to be negative, if that makes any sense. I remember him saying: ‘You know there’s no point in expecting anything good to happen because it won’t.’ I grew up in such a negative atmosphere.
I’m probably the most negative person around.
People want to say something negative before they say something good.
Mass media over-represents persons of color in negative ways, especially as criminals, relative to the share of crime actually done by such persons.
Sometimes it’s easy to see the negative side of things or question why people bully you. You could think, ‘Maybe they’re right. Maybe I’m not worth it. Maybe I should just quit.’ But that’s when you should fight the hardest. Now I don’t mean fight physically, but mentally. Keep being you.
I am an optimist even though I am told everything I do is negative and cynical.
It’s disheartening to read the really negative stuff, but at the same time, I know who I am, and I’m comfortable with myself.
I believe doctors and scientists who say that disruption of our immune system by negative energy makes you prone to diseases of which cancer is one. That is a medical fact.
Ms. Oprah Winfrey gave me some advice to just always stay in the moment, and don’t waste energy on negative things, and put your energy into positive things in your life. I just try to remember that every day and keep on going.
Even if I’m talking about something that’s negative, I look at it as putting my mistakes out there for people to learn from it.
If things aren’t going so well, I try to stay positive and not give in to negative thoughts.
A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.
The greatest gift of all time is that you can make creation infectious because people spend less time being negative… If you log all the time with negativity in the while world, I wonder how much better the world would be if people sat down and did something positive. It spirals.
The Muslim world is portrayed as a monolith that is consistently scary and negative, and as much as you can be an open-minded person, if the only diet of information you get is scary images of men in beards, that starts to play on you. But you come to find out that the Muslim world is not a monolith.
To be seen to be human, provided you’re doing your job at the same time, is definitely not a negative, not at all.
Well, you know, a lot of people look at the negative things, the things that they did wrong and – which I do. But I like to stress on the things I did right, because there are certain things that I like to look at from a positive standpoint that are just positive reinforcement.
When you make that choice of stepping out and facing the issue of disclosure, you do create this kind of self-imposed negative fear. It’s unfortunate it still happens today. ‘Do I step out and say I’m a gay guy?’ But you have got to do it and live your life on your terms and no one else’s terms.
I had this idea that being an introvert was a negative thing, that it had a negative connotation, and I really wanted, as a young person, to strive to be the life of the party and to be really outgoing and to have a million friends. And then I realized that an introvert isn’t a negative.
There was a time I was no longer going to be black. I was going to be an ‘intellectual.’ When I was first looking around for colleges, thinking of colleges I couldn’t afford to go to, I was thinking of being a philosopher. I began to understand then that much of my feelings about race were negative.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
The political parties who prefer lockdowns should end their politics that is based on negative attitude.
I’ve always had bizarre, negative feelings about anything traditional, like marriage and family. I never thought something like that worked.
I did ‘Chhoti Bahu’ because I had a negative role in the show.
No, I try not to be a negative thinker.
I hate negative ads in general.
When you’re feeling down, sad, lonely, negative, you don’t want to take care of yourself – and the weight problem and the diabetic problem and the heart attack and stroke problems and high cholesterol set in.
I don’t read reviews if I know in advance they’re negative, because I can’t have my confidence undermined when I’m writing.
There’s been a slow death in a way. On the positive side, there are films getting into the Academy Awards that wouldn’t have, but on the negative side, financiers are now dominant and making all the decisions. I can’t count the ways a director’s vision is compromised.
I have a confession to make. For years, I earned a living – or a sort of living – writing negative book reviews.