In this post, you will find great Passive Quotes from famous people, such as Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Courteney Cox, Daniel Barenboim, Gero Miesenbock, Bill Cassidy. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I’m not a passive person by any stretch of the imagination.
My life is good because I am not passive about it. I invest in what is real. Like real people, to do real things, for the real me.
I don’t believe in anarchy, because it will ultimately amount to the power of the bully, with weapons. Gandhi is my life‘s inspiration: passive resistance. I don’t want to live in the Thunderdome with Mad Max.
Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.
If you look at the difference games between the bigger and smaller teams, the difference in concentration, and being passive is big; that is my opinion.
When we do an investment, we always ask, ‘Can we affect the outcome? When buying a company, can we have an impact?’ That’s a different style of investing than a passive investor in the stock market. To me, that’s how you’re taking the risk out of it. You know what your capability is and how you can enhance value.
For me, the Immaculate Conception is the feast of ‘passive action,’ the action that functions simply by the transmission through us of divine energy. Purity, in spite of outward appearances, is essentially an active virtue, because it concentrates God in us and on those who are subject to our influence.
To be depressed or neurotic is passive. It happened to us; we are its victim, and we have no control over it.
Women are not inherently passive or peaceful.
In this very real world, good doesn’t drive out evil. Evil doesn’t drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive.
Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.
I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.
Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.
Passive righteousness tells us that God does not need our good works. Active righteousness tells us that our neighbor does. The aim and direction of good works are horizontal, not vertical.
The arrangement of the words matters, and the arrangement you want can be found in the picture in your mind. The picture dictates the arrangement. The picture dictates whether this will be a sentence with or without clauses, a sentence that ends hard or a dying-fall sentence, long or short, active or passive.
Often with bigotry it’s passive not active.
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.
The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it’s true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres.
The smug complacency of technology adverts disguises a pretty mixed picture, with too many people not connected, too many passive users of technologies designed for interactive, and far too much talk about empowerment but far too little action to make it happen.
I fought violently for the autonomy of architecture. It’s a very passive, weak profession where people deliver a service. You want a blue door, you get a blue door. You want it to look neo-Spanish, you get neo-Spanish. Architecture with any authenticity represents resistance. Resistance is a good thing.
Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, we’ll move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate.
We always talk about how, obviously, there is still very in-your-face aggressive racism. But there’s a lot of passive racism that, in the moment, you don’t even realize is racist. You chalk it up as a strange interaction you had, and then you look at the context of it later on and realize the root of it was racism.
You might say I was a passive atheist through my teenage years.
New Zealanders have conventions and pleasantries, but we are direct. We are encouraged to be transparent with our behavior and not to employ passive aggression.
I think the thing we see is that as people are using video games more, they tend to watch passive TV a bit less. And so using the PC for the Internet, playing video games, is starting to cut into the rather unbelievable amount of time people spend watching TV.
For a gun-toting nation, Americans are surprisingly passive.
The simplest and cheapest of all reforms within institutional science is to switch from the passive to the active voice in writing about science.
I don’t want anyone to think I took this role in ‘Downsizing’ because it was the only role available to me. I’m not a passive participant in it.
My dad always told me that, as far as he’s concerned, I can do whatever I choose in life as long as I’m happy and can handle the consequences of bad decisions. He only ever said that when he thought I was doing the wrong thing. I would employ similar passive aggression.
Mental events, it is said, are not passive happenings but the acts of a subject.
My dad was a very unconventional Asian American man. He was very much not quiet, not shy, not passive. If he had to fart, he’d do it in the library. He did not care. He was like, ‘I don’t know these people. I’m uncomfortable, and I need to let it go.’
One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.
I’m bad on passive aggression. I know that.
Black people are expected to be passive citizens, good immigrants, mute and grateful.
In order to continue in office, any government (not simply a ‘democratic‘ government) must have the support of the majority of its subjects. This support, it must be noted, need not be active enthusiasm; it may well be passive resignation as if to an inevitable law of nature.
I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work.
Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party, like the Social Democracy.
I need to make the characters that I play in movies more accessible to audiences, more real. As an actor, you’re always passive; you’re not making that many choices, so when something allows you to open up a bit, you want to explore your newfound freedom.
There’s not as many passive wrestling fans as people would think. There are a lot of fans who just can’t get enough, and they’re almost more interested in what’s going on behind the scenes and the business of wrestling then they are, necessarily, of what’s going on inside of the ring.
For too long, history has imposed a binary condition on its black citizens: either nameless or renowned, menial or exceptional, passive recipients of the forces of history or superheroes who acquire mythic status not just because of their deeds but because of their scarcity.
The idea that children are passive repositories to be shaped by their parents has been massively overstated. A child’s peer group is a far greater determinant of its development and achievements than parental aspiration.
Each time I see a split infinitive, an inconsistent tense structure or the unnecessary use of the passive voice, I blister.
It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights.
I’ve made so many people angry that they kind of blur into one unpleasant memory of people staring at you with somewhere between passive aggression and active aggression.
Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.
I think a very good system in a world with a lot of passive investors is one in which there are at least a few entrepreneurial investors, prepared to say what they think, prepared to propose a change in management, change in strategy, change in cost structure, capital structure.