Top 385 Chose Quotes

In this post, you will find great Chose Quotes from famous people, such as Elizabeth Henstridge, Jalen Ramsey, Malik Yoba, Harrison Barnes, Martin Seligman. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I studied the sciences up until going to college, and I

I studied the sciences up until going to college, and I was either going to do medicine or drama. I chose drama, but I come from a whole line of doctors.
Elizabeth Henstridge
I chose to support Purpose Prep because it is important for every child to have the opportunity to receive a great education, and the Purpose Prep programs are designed for underprivileged children in my hometown to have access to those services.
A lot of times people are caught between doing the things they have to do versus following their passion and I’m someone who, at a very young age chose to be of service.
My mother chose ‘Jordan‘ as my middle name, as a nod to her favorite basketball player.
P is positive emotion, E is engagement, R is relationships, M is meaning and A is accomplishment. Those are the five elements of what free people chose to do. Pretty much everything else is in service of one of or more of these goals. That’s the human dashboard.
It has been a fairy tale for an outsider, bouncing from one film set to another, choosing my films as assertively as those films chose me. And through this journey I have not once faced the dreaded syndrome of the ‘casting couch.’
Travelling to make television programmes means I have some unusual food memories. In Pasto, Colombia, I was taken to a restaurant where I chose my meat for the evening from a cage of white rats. It tasted perfectly good – like rabbit.
I was born in a family with a strong military background, so I chose to be a soldier.
I chose Warrior because my approach to the game and desire to win is the same as theirs. It’s a brand that does things differently to the others, and I really like that.
I actually have to pick and chose stuff that I know I’m going to bomb at.
In my case, the business chose me.
Ronald Meyer
Both JFK and George W. Bush were the sons of wealthy U.S. ambassadors and thus privileged to meet distinguished figures, to travel, and to see the world and think about its problems if they chose.
I knew I wanted to be a part of NASA in any case, and so I chose my goals in education to be consistent with working at NASA even as, you know, a scientist.
I wasn’t going to shy away from getting married when I did and having a baby young and starting a family, even with the job that I chose.
There was an offer from Tottenham when I was leaving Spain to go to Milan, and at the time, I chose to go to Milan because of their history and tradition in the world of football.
Mr. Wenger could have moved on to another club, I am sure, but instead chose to stay and build something over the long term. He lives and dies by his own ideas, and Arsenal is his baby.
My father came from nothing, so he believed that people could do anything if they worked hard enough. I think he liked that I chose to be an actor. Both he and my mom were totally supportive.
I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.
While free trade purists have always rejected regional and plurilateral trading arrangements, the WTO’s charter chose to be pragmatic and regarded RTAs and FTAs as building blocks of, rather than barriers to, the multilateral trading system.
Money is important, but the most important thing for me is to play football, and then I’m happy. OK, you want to earn a good amount of money to be secure, but if I chose money, I would go to Russia and already have a lot more. I like to play football, and that is it.
It would be really cool to have my dad here to witness this, to see his grandchildren, to see this woman that I chose to share my life with, to just come walk on set and be like, ‘Ah, this is how you make TV shows and movies.’
To be honest, I chose romance because writing a book seemed so dauntingly long. I looked around for something short, discovered Harlequin romances, and decided to read a few to see if I could do it.
Lori Wilde
Comedy chose me. I always had this urge to be silly that I couldn’t control. I remember my father having me read ‘The Three Little Pigs‘ to him, and I would improv all around the story, like when one pig’s house got blown over, he put on his gym shoes and took off.
I chose my classes based on which professors did not take attendance, and then I traded Padres tickets for notes from class. I wasn’t the student of the month.
I didn’t tell my kids, ‘You have to play viola, and you have to play piano.’ They chose these things on their own, and I don’t think we have to give kids every choice, but we do have to give them some choice because that autonomy is crucial for fostering passion.
I never wanted to look back on my career and be embarrassed about work that I chose to do.
The reason Netflix chose to use AWS is because they knew they’d be treated as every bit as important a customer as Amazon the retailer is.
The biggest thing I’ve found since I left the game – and I’m glad I chose to leave rather than being sacked – is that so many people are in football for the wrong reasons. Not because they love the game, but because they smell money.
Graham Taylor
I could have made a fortune in cheeseburgers, but I finally chose politics.
It was coincidental that ‘Housefull 2’ and ‘Bol Bachchan’ came back-to-back. It’s not that I have a special affinity for them and so I chose them; they just came my way.
My mum, Jennie Buckman, was a north London Jew who, with my dad, proudly chose to raise me and my two brothers in Hackney.
On this planet, there is no perfection. If you chose to

On this planet, there is no perfection. If you chose to end relationships because of one mistake, you’re going to be alone.
I got to college and saw all of my friends going to these other schools and thought, ‘You know, college is just a blank slate.’ And I had an opportunity to go to different schools, but I chose Brown because it was unique and allowed you to be yourself as an individual and like I said, it’s a blank slate.
I chose to be Mrs. Johnny Cash in my life. I decided I’d allow him to be Moses and I’d be Moses’ brother Aaron, picking his arms up and padding along behind him.
June Carter Cash
I didn’t choose Paris. I like to think that the city chose me.
Charlotte Le Bon
I chose to take the oath of office with my personal copy of the Bhagavad Gita because its teachings have inspired me to be a servant-leader, dedicating my life in the service of others and to my country.
I did nothing to deserve God‘s love; in fact, I was living as an orphan, without hope. Yet God chose to pursue a relationship with me, and through the death of his son Jesus, I was adopted into God’s family.
There was no way we were going to let this band hobble around on three legs. We chose the route that every professional actor, athlete and musician should do – leave the legend intact and bow out at the top.
My father chose the yellow-and-black tracksuit that he wore in ‘Game of Death’ to represent his idea of ‘the style of no style.’
In ‘Climax‘ there are all kinds of colours of skin, all kinds of genders, sexual preferences – but I don’t care, I chose my favourite dancers.
My dream was to set up my own e-commerce company. In 1999, I gathered 18 people in my apartment and spoke to them for two hours about my vision. Everyone put their money on the table, and that got us $60,000 to start Alibaba. I wanted to have a global company, so I chose a global name.
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
When Ronald Reagan chose George H.W. Bush in 1980, it was a clear signal that he was running an inclusive campaign; that he welcomed the moderate and even liberal wings of the GOP – there was a liberal wing back then – into his campaign.
Why is it controversial that I chose to talk about my abortion? And the fact that I got an abortion when I was in a marriage and could have financially supported a child, why did I feel so much shame for that?
My natural accent is American. I chose to speak with a U.K. accent when I was about to enter the final year at drama school in London. I was going to try to find a way to stay in the U.K. after I finished college and could not imagine trying to live and get work there with an American accent.
Jennifer Ehle
We mustn’t forget we chose the name ‘WWW’ before there was even one line of code written. We could do that because the Internet as an infrastructure was already there.
Robert Cailliau
I had the opportunity to be around my kids a lot. I guess I could have kept working, but I had them when I was 47. You only get to see all this stuff once. I just chose to work at home and watch them.
The idea of the mystic solo, meditating away on his own, is only one path of yoga. Very early on, I chose the path of Life. One path is austerity and isolation, the other is Life. But they both lead to the same place.
I never said I want to be an actor. I just went quietly, quietly, I’m going to do this myself, so I chose the journey in my own way.
I chose the Republican Party because of the principles the party was founded on. This was the party of freedom. This was the party that sought the abolition of slavery.
Ryan Frazier
Hyeon means sunshine. Seo means good fortune. I chose it so that I would live my life in light and warmth and not return to the shadow.
I remember going to a son’s friend’s bar mitzvah, and the text that he chose to explicate was right at the beginning of Genesis. It was not about a fall from grace or a fall from perfection; it was about an awakening into consciousness, which is what it means to be human.
The single life is not one I willingly chose for myself.
I had a choice whether to live or die, and I chose to live.
If I had to chose between Messi and Ronaldo, then most likely I would choose Messi.
What no one tells you – or maybe they did tell me, and I chose not to listen – is that there’s really no ‘coming back’ from bleached platinum hair. You sort of have to cut it all off and start over.
I made the decision to take on board the critical feedback. Reviews are something you can easily ignore as a performer or writer but I chose to not ignore them here and I think that I benefited. I think I’m stronger for it – and I have a tougher skin as a result.
Mixed martial arts chose me. After all the trouble I’d been in, it felt really good fit to find a discipline to train and build a community around my goals.
When I came into the movies, I was 27 years. I had the choice of playing the mother or sister. I chose mother.
Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn’t try, because being a musician is not something you chose to be, it is something you are.
I’d like to think I wouldn’t get booed off stage if I chose not to wear the head – I did gigs prior to having the head made and never had any problems. I’m aware though that, as a gimmick, it can create its own little monster as a brand.
And if we are in this state, if we had an eternity of probation, what reason have we to suppose that we should profit by it – if we had ever so long a time to chose for ourselves we should pursue our own will, to gratify our carnal I desires.
I can cook because my life depended on it when I lived

I can cook because my life depended on it when I lived in Thailand. Either I learnt cooking, or I learnt how it felt to starve. I chose cooking.
Comedy wasn’t something I chose – it chose me.
Had I done the movies that were offered to me in my prime, at the height of my career, I would have been alongside the likes of Denzel Washington. But, I chose not to do those movies.
As soon as I could talk, I chose shorts to wear.
The bravest person I’ve ever met was a young boy going through massive amounts of treatment for a very rare, complex and unpleasant disease. I last saw him at a Discworld convention, where he chose to take part in a game as an assassin. He died not long afterwards, and I wish I had his fortitude and sense of style.
I’m a God-fearing man, and I know the only reason why I am here going from poverty to where I am now is God has His hand on my life. I tell people, ‘I didn’t choose acting; God chose me to act.’
I’m interested in human nature. That’s why I chose to become an actor.
I have never been afraid to stand up to the leadership on issues where we disagree. If you chose to keep Cambridge Labour, then I can continue to press the Government for the things that matter to you, in a way that members of the opposition are unable to.
Anne Campbell
Probably some of the projects I chose to do after that had more to do with what people thought of me. The industry was very open and probably hoping that I could do anything.
Bo Derek
My house is basically a trailer. I live a circus lifestyle. I’m always moving. It’s not always easy for people that live with me, but that’s the path I chose.
I really chose a path after ‘Grown Ups’ of doing different things that I hadn’t tried before, and just trying to take on those challenges.
I have to chose my words carefully.
Bubba Watson
I chose to share my life online, so I can’t really complain about it. There’s not much that’s off limits.
A newcomer needs to be careful as to what kind of role they choose. If you choose something different, you will end up getting typecast. That’s why I chose to play a character my age, to keep my options open for the future.
I wanted to leave Dortmund in Dortmund and not think about spending time with Jurgen when I chose a new club. That was partly a reason for me not to go to Liverpool.
Sexuality is very fluid, but I never chose to be gay.
My dad didn’t want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it.
Gavin DeGraw
There’s not a formula that I’m following; it’s just how I feel at the time. For instance, I did a very experimental film called ‘Hardcore Henry,’ and that was simply because I thought the filmmaker was very interesting and a risk taker. A film like that had never been made before, so I chose to do that at the time.
I chose the Egyptian dream: the dream to make a TV show, and then be called an infidel by the end.
I didn’t choose literature. Literature chose me. There was no decision on my side.
The James Brown we saw tended to be the James Brown we chose to see: as the caped crusader of funk and soul, adored by millions, or as the face in a seemingly endless series of mug shots. The ways in which he appealed to and appalled different audiences made Brown a kind of national Rorschach test.
Every worldview I chose, it seemed, edged me toward belief.
I always tell clients you have to be able to remember why you chose to do a movie: to always be able to look at a movie and know, whether it’s good or bad, why you chose to do it.
Bryan Lourd
I have been touched by extreme violence, and I have been robbed of the life I always wanted by someone who chose to do evil.
Tennis chose me. It’s something I never fell in love with.
I was six when I started working in theater. I chose to be an adult before I should be.
You won’t believe it, but my grandfather named me. And the choices were between Sparkle, Sprinkle and Twinkle. So, thank God, they chose Twinkle.
No one can force you to do a film. I am responsible for the films I chose, hit or flop. I am where I am because of what those films taught me.
In our world marriage was the best option for any woman. No girl ever chose to have a career unless she couldn’t get a man. It was very much a tertiary life.
I chose a pseudonym, Chris Marker, pronounceable in most languages, because I was very intent on traveling.
Chris Marker
Americans chose a free enterprise system designed to provide a quality of opportunity, not compel a quality of results. And that is why this is only place in the world where you can open up a business in the spare bedroom of your home.
My first job in TV was hosting this young teen magazine

My first job in TV was hosting this young teen magazine show, and all these high school teenagers showed up from all over Sacramento, California, and they chose four of us to host the show, two boys and two girls. And of the two girls, I was kind of the perky smart one and the other girl was the pretty one.
I chose PSG because it’s the biggest club in France and, for a young guy like me, a chance I couldn’t turn down.
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
When the Murdoch family leadership chose Suzanne Scott to lead Fox News who had been at the channel for a number of years and knew inside and out, the system of winning, I was excited.
I get e-mails daily from people asking me what major I chose in college, how I got started, what equipment I use, etc. Most of the e-mails are from young kids who are trying to figure out what they want to do when they grow up.
I chose to climb Everest because I thought it was the toughest thing to do. In May 2011, I made the decision and by March 2012 I had started training for it.
It’s not hard to keep up the image we chose. It’s not hard to stay yourselves.
A novel is a great act of passion and intellect, carpentry and largess. From the very beginning, I wrote to explain my own life to myself, and I invited readers who chose to make the journey with me to join me on the high wire.
My mother told me Homer Ditto was not my father. Nope. Mom had had a fling with some other guy who was my dad. Some dude who didn’t stick around too long who Mom was happy to get rid of. She chose Homer, and Homer chose me, so he lent me his name even though I didn’t have his blood.
I always maintained I’m a good simple boy from Punjab. Some chose not to believe me. Now the same people are happy to work with me.
We had a large spell in 1985-86, but we would have had to move to the States and be available all the time, so we chose to remain a European act.
I chose not to go into politics and policy. Those policies are my husband’s job.
I’m an actor. It’s what I do. It’s what I chose to do with my life when I was a little boy, and that’s what Im still doing. I like to work. I came up with a work ethic, and that’s just what I do.
The bad press came because they thought I should fight more. I couldn’t get the fights because if I would sign to fight one of King’s guys I would be signed to him. I chose not to do that. In hindsight, that might have been a mistake.
Even my family is shocked that I chose this profession.
What if you could be anything, or anybody, you chose to be? Think about it. What would you choose to be?
Nido Qubein
I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.
I chose to be a working wife and mother. Why should I compromise on either?
David Robinson chose to stay at Navy. He talked about commitment, loyalty and values. I wonder how many of us would choose these virtues rather than the chance of becoming a millionaire, especially if you were a college sophomore when you had to make that choice.
I am into professional wrestling. Only Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling can qualify in Olympics. I chose professional wrestling for fame and limelight and good money.
Finding the one is not just a feeling, it’s an educated guess. I feel like I chose someone to share my life with who is my friend.
Americans chose a limited government that exists to protect our rights, not to grant them.
I used to be a striker for my school, but my father felt cricket had more scope. I grew up admiring Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, so I chose cricket.
I don’t think I’m inherently feminist. I think the universe wants me to be feminist, and I think I resonate with that. I think it just chose me to be this female energy… thing. And I’m very drawn to female energy, but I don’t really have any prerequisites in feminism. I just roll with it.
I always find it funny when I watch actors talking about, ‘I chose to do this part.’ A lot of times it’s ‘you’re lucky to get the job.’ We’re like, ‘Thank you so much.’
One of the reasons why many British voters chose to leave the European Union was because they distrusted European institutions. Of all the many costs of Brexit, this was one I did not foresee: That it could wind up damaging the nation‘s faith in its own institutions too.
Many people ask me why I chose to remake ‘Devdas.’ I wanted to make a film that celebrated grandeur and grace.
I think I chose wisely. When it came down to it, I knew I was a better goalkeeper than I was a bowler.
David Seaman
There came a time when I had to decide between show business and devoting my full time to medical training. I chose show business.
People should be good, established people; the filmmaking and acting experience should be heartening. So I chose films where I would get a good experience, not just great roles.
To join or not to join films was the biggest choice I had to make. I’d done two years of biogenetic engineering, was an economics graduate and a gold medalist. I had also been a Bharatanatyam dancer from age five, always won the best actress award in school. Finally, I decided to do things for my soul, chose to act.
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe t

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
The millionaires and billionaires who chose to invest in Australia are actually those who most help the poor and our young. This secret needs to be spread widely.
When I choose child actors, I chose them for their personalities. And then I work with their own vocabulary, so I’m not imposing text or dialogue on them: I’m just receiving.
Actually, we chose the name Sun Cellular because we believe the name ‘Sun’ is bright, forward-looking and optimistic. It is my sincere hope that the whole Philippines will share our positive outlook, optimism and faith in the country’s future.
Part of me believes that Beyonce and Jay-Z were naive when they chose to celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary in Cuba. However, as the daughter of a former political prisoner in Cuba, I would argue that they should have known better than to travel to the island and support its repressive regime.
I believe I was born for this, to tell people about the Lord. I just wanted to find the best way that I could do it, and music, God graced me to be able to do it, and that was the way that I chose to be effective and tell people that the Lord loves them.
Fred Hammond
I was about to write that in the future I would chose my words more carefully but I’m sure I won’t.
I’m glad I chose more vulnerable work about what is love and what is freedom and those kinds of things. But there’s something innate in me where I always come back to characters with an edge.
The opportunity to play for Duke University is great, and that’s the reason I chose the school.
I chose Tennessee because I thought they’d give me an opportunity to play.
Jamal Lewis
The supporters choose what they like, and they chose that they like Big Shaq ‘Mans Not Hot.’
You can’t disrespect my parents. They stopped visiting me because whenever they came, they would be disrespected. It came to a point where I had to choose between my parents and Shweta. I chose my parents.
Hank Cochran was a man of very few words, but certainly the words that he chose were the right ones to use.
Jamey Johnson
North Korea spends billions of dollars to make this nuke test system. If they would spend just 20 percent of what they spent on making nuclear weapons, nobody would have to die in North Korea from hunger but the regime chose to make us hungry.
I chose ‘BronxWorks‘ because I’m from The Bronx, and I got raised in The Bronx, and I just know the struggle and how it is growing up in The Bronx.
Hennessy Carolina
When I did Mira Nair’s film on AIDS, people told me to stay away from it and even asked me reasons why I chose to do a film on the stigma. My reason for choosing the movie is similar. It is a social reality and there is no harm being a part of a movie like this as it really dissects the reality of the crisis.
Pigeons are among the most maligned urban wildlife despite the fact that human beings brought them to our shores and turned them loose in our cities – not something that they chose.
The first film role I deliberately chose to play after I came out was a raging heterosexual, John Profumo.
In Korea, when I started, there wasn’t a trend where people chose to be both actors and singers. I was the first to do both. It was a great deal hard work, but I got a lot of support and love from my audience. And for me to receive the same treatment overseas, I felt that I was also very lucky.
I know that some of the characters I played were trash. But then, I chose to take up those roles, as I enjoyed doing them.
The more I loved the king, the more I opposed his injustice until his brow fell lowering upon me. He heaped calumny after calumny on my head, and I chose to be driven out rather than to subscribe.
My mum and dad ran a family cafe in Sligo for 35 years and worked long hours. We grew up in a very hard-working family and had a lovely atmosphere, as we lived above the restaurant. It definitely made me want to work hard, whatever I chose to do. As the baby of seven kids, I was definitely a bit spoilt.
In the end, I didn’t think I was good enough to use sax as a stage performer to get where I wanted, and thank God I chose my voice as my instrument instead. You need to be honest with yourself, and I was.
I have always managed to combine my family life and my career, but there came a point when I had to choose between a career in America and my family. I chose my family.
I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child.
Koichi Tanaka
We should definitely be more careful about the things that we chose to do with our lives.
I chose makeup over photography because there was something very sensual about makeup that I loved. But photography was always in the back of my mind. That was always something that I was very connected with: looking at magazines, enjoying photography, and then taking pictures myself when I was a kid.
If I chose to live a bisexual life or I’m gay or whatever, that’s my business.
I like Sevilla’s attacking style. That is why I chose them.
At the age of 13, I felt it was up to me to decide whether I wanted to go to church or be with my mates, and I chose to go to church.
The issue of the Betrayal was so central to that, I felt the need to comment upon it. My choices were to ignore the games and put them ‘outside’ of continuity or to integrate them. I chose the latter.
I chose to publish the first 'Shopaholic' book under a

I chose to publish the first ‘Shopaholic’ book under a pseudonym because I wanted it to be judged on its own merits.
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.
Being on the road has about 2 1/2 hours a day that are really great, and that’s when you’re onstage. The other 21 1/2 hours are very boring… It becomes like a void, and we chose to fill it with all the wrong things.
Many actors are not willing to wait and take the risk. They get restless sitting at home and, eventually, take up anything that comes their way. It’s not that I wasn’t offered supernatural shows and love stories again, but I chose to wait for the right opportunity. I deserve variety, or I will feel stagnant.
I chose busking because I didn’t want to be working for someone else. I wanted to work as I am. I feel like you ultimately do have a choice if you have your vision. So, I had a vision forever that I was going to play music. And there was no stopping that.
I was told I wasn’t good enough, but I just chose not to listen.
Everybody has their manifesto; let them talk their language, come to the people, and the people will decide. In a democracy, no party or candidate wins or loses. If you, the people, chose a wrong man, you lose; if you chose the right one, you win.
Prakash Raj
They say that every Jewish person is supposed to love one black person in his life. I’m glad Lorne Michaels chose me.
I needed somebody to love me, and the people that I chose were my coaches. I would sacrifice my body to be successful for my coaches because I wanted them to love me, to respect me, to have positive feelings about me.
We chose to use a surrogate as the way we wanted to start our family, particularly as I was traveling across the globe on a stressful schedule to get stores open.
I chose to wear the hijab at age 16, soon after my family moved from Britain to Saudi Arabia.
People sometimes say, ‘Why do you choose a part?’ and sometimes it’s not that I chose it but that that was the one that came along.
Acting is what I chose to do. It’s what I feel I need to do.
I live by the business model that there is a better than, a less than, or a different than. Those are the three categories. I chose to be different than. The one that’s different than will stand out with the proper work ethic.
I chose to sing in the church, and have never regretted it.
From the very start, if there was a spotlight, I would step into it. My parents wondered what to do with this insufferable show-off. They chose acting for me, and I’m very grateful I can still make a living from it.
One of the reasons I chose Tufts is that they have one of the best veterinary schools in the country. Since I was six years old, I wanted to be a veterinarian.
I chose to deal with the underdogs on ‘1 Train.’ I could’ve got the biggest superstars in the rap game, but why do that when you can let the young boys shine?
Being a role model was part of my life and I could either ignore it or take responsibility. I chose to take it.
There’s so many different styles, but with me I just chose battle rap because I mean, I felt like that was the way to get people to really respect me.
Basketball is my main sport, which I got a lot of scholarships through, but I chose modeling over basketball, though.
I guess the argument is you chose to be in the public eye and, therefore, you’re giving your life up for a certain level of scrutiny and you’ve got to accept that. The trade-off between being on ‘Love Island’ and not being on ‘Love Island’ is very skewed into the positive.
Iain Stirling
I didn’t have to fight. I chose to fight. I believe God put me on this Earth to be able to do this and do it at a high level.
I remember when I saw ‘King’s Speech’ or ‘Girl With the Pearl Earring;’ there are moments in my life where I was blown away and thought, ‘Wow, that’s why I chose to be a film composer.’ These films are so beautiful and so strong, and the music can be very much part of the emotion.
If you chose to serve in Congress or on a congressional staff, you should be barred for life from working for any company, organization, or association which lobbies the federal government.
Jack Abramoff
I’ve been criticized for the things I chose and things I’ve chosen to do.
Groups like the NAACP, The Anti-Defamation League, NOW and GLAAD, will respond to derisive language directed at their constituents. The price paid by those who cavalierly chose to verbally disrespect the dignity of African Americans, Jews, women and homosexuals is steep.
The victory of Hamas is not only based on the corruption of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas has a vision and a program, and this is the reason why the Palestinian people chose Hamas. However, there is no doubt that the corruption helped Hamas’s victory.
When I got older, I chose to look at Christianity as another myth.
My first manager chose the name Engelbert Humperdinck for me. My real name is Arnold George Dorsey. It didn’t really quite hit the entertainment industry the way it should have. But when my manager chose the name Engelbert Humperdinck, I had a hit record immediately, which was called ‘Release Me.’
I chose the most explosive dress I could find. I put a ton of makeup on and some great round earrings. I looked like Jennifer Jones in Duel in the Sun.
Victoria Abril
I chose Anna as my wife because she is so kind yet so s

I chose Anna as my wife because she is so kind yet so strong and challenges me to become a better person. She has a heart of gold and is unafraid about speaking to and living her values.
I chose the Xperia based on its functions. Apart from using the phone to communicate, I also use it to take pictures. The image quality with this cell phone is great.
Okky Madasari
I was at that point where my children needed more than going around the planet in the back of a bus. They needed stability, they needed to build their own lives and relationships, and I needed to put my life on hold. I made my choice – I chose my children.
I don’t write about anything I don’t want to write about. I like to think I could write about anything pretty much that I chose to. I have been asked to write songs about specific things, and I’ve always been able to come up with the goods.
All I care about – I can either be someone of the industry, or I can be someone of the people. And I chose to be someone of the people at the sake of burning a lot of small bridges within the industry.
I chose to personally support Donald Trump for president early on and referred to him as America’s blue-collar billionaire at the Republican National Convention because of his love for ordinary Americans and his kindness, generosity, and bold leadership qualities.
I know one of the blessings of being a mother is getting hips and I’m not going to have that because I chose not to have kids, so I believe God is going to give me some hips if I work for it.
I trained in medicine in India, and after that, I chose psychiatry as my specialty, much to the dismay of my mother and all my family members who kind of thought neurosurgery would be a more respectable option for their brilliant son.
I chose music and that’s what I do.
It took me a really long time to finally feel good about saying, ‘Yes, I’m an actor. I chose to do this. I’m doing this.’
Meghann Fahy
Our employees chose SK on belief that they will be happier working here and that the company will make the society happier.
Chey Tae-won
I chose photography over writing. I had to make a living.
I really knew I wanted to be Adam, because Adam was the first man. Ant I chose because, if there’s a nuclear explosion, the ants will survive.
I had been in a band in college. You kind of need to make a choice between going the music route or going the acting route. I chose acting, figuring I could always do the music on my own.
Chip Esten
I was the head of fundraising for the Women’s March, and I chose not to take money from corporations.
When I went to university, I was a philosophy major, but because I’m not very bright I chose to study philosophy at a performing arts school, maybe because the philosophy program there wasn’t too rigorous or challenging.
If you chose to live in a home that is living on intersecting laylines, and you’re living on an Indian burial ground and having paranormal experiences that are bothersome, you’re not going to get rid of them. They’ve taken ownership of that home and that area.
I just wanted to be myself and that’s why I chose to do ‘Big Brother,’ because I wanted everyone to see the real Amy Childs.
Amy Childs
I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday, somehow I’d make a difference.
I see myself as a technical person who chose a great project and a great way of doing that project.
I did not want windows, only skylights. I chose my painting wall as it has the best morning light.
The reason I chose the movies that I did was based on where they were being filmed.
I chose to dive into a pool of cold water in ‘Ooty’ though the director suggested that we use a stuntman. I was pleased with the applause but I took precautions.
Delhi Ganesh
I first heard Miles Davis as a student, when I was struck by his extraordinary musicianship, and his work did affect some of the sounds of Simply Red. He was one of the reasons I chose to have a muted trumpet on ‘Holding Back the Years.’
I could’ve given up on music and stuck with my day job. But I chose to work hard and articulate my sound. I look back on that time and I think to myself: I used it wisely.
Masked Wolf
The clarinet chose me more than I chose the clarinet.
Connie Heermann is a Freedom Writer teacher. I believe she represents the best of what dedicated teachers can be because she chose to serve her students, not her school board.
We are indulging in therapy involuntarily when we chose to laugh.
I’m ambitious, which is why I chose Villa.
I campaigned for the UK to stay in the European Union but the country chose a different path.
God gave me an ability to throw a baseball. He chose me for a reason, and I want to honor Him with that.
Because I work so much, people think that I have a team

Because I work so much, people think that I have a team writing for me, but that’s not why I chose to write music for films. I chose to write music because I like to write music. So every single note that comes out of my studio is written by me, and I wouldn’t be able to do two movies at the same time.
I kind of feel the career chose me. My motto has always been, ‘Go where I’m wanted.’
In Pennsylvania, 38 percent of Pennsylvania seniors chose to get their Medicare from a plan called Medicare Advantage. It’s their choice. Forty-seven percent of them are going to lose it under ‘Obamacareaccording to Medicare by 2017.
I don’t feel like I chose to do music as much as I made a decision to not stop doing music.
Everything in our family was always boxing. It was the life my father chose for me.
Nonito Donaire
I think you can assume because our pool of Asian-Americans actresses or actors – men and women – is pretty small, that whatever project is out there I probably have been asked to audition or I probably chose to not go in it for various aspects.
Basically, I chose not to identify with being broke any longer. I realized I deserved a beautiful life, and abundance was something that I needed to welcome into my life.
Connecticut is home for life. I’m so glad I chose to go to school here.
Family means the most to me. To me, that’s the life I chose, that’s the life I wanted, that’s the life I dreamed of. Of course, I want cars, jewelry, a nice house and all those type of things, but the key values to me, is growing and being in a partnership, a family.
I just went up to my mom one day and said, ‘I wanna be on TV. I wanna be a superstar!’ Since I know this is my passion, and I feel like God chose this career for me, I just knew I was ready to do it.
I promised myself that I wouldn’t be afraid to be who I was when I chose to do this music thing.
The people I chose to work with me on this album are there because I have a personal relationship with them.
They’re hit writers. They’re gonna write me a hit whether I wanted it or not you know? I could have put out a single a year ago with the Neptunes and maybe been writing now on top but that was not the path that I chose.
Willa Ford
I’m so excited for my first fragrance! I chose to partner with Dots because I love what they do for their customers, bringing them the hottest trends in fashion, accessories and fragrance at unbelievably low prices. It’s amazing!
As I grew into my body, high jump chose me.
Derek Drouin
Every successful artist comes from a family – parents or siblings or both – who, although equally gifted, chose not to pursue the treacherous and difficult path of the artist.
Guardiola is a great manager, but I chose to join another great manager, Mourinho, at United.
When you go further and further into starvation you chose yourself, your mind becomes totally obsessed with not eating. It’s like a religion where everything is sinful, and there is a heaven at the end where you are thin and don’t need energy anymore.
Lena Andersson
I chose my pen name when I was ten, because I knew even then that my legal name would be more trouble than it was worth.
Marie Brennan
In ‘Burrraah,’ I play a teacher whose aim is to reform a bunch of rowdy boys. My character is very interesting and I chose this film for a Punjabi debut because of its story, script, screenplay and director, Sagar Sharma. I love the way he narrates a story.
I could have been Mr. America if I wanted to be, but I chose wrestling. I could have played pro-football, but I chose wrestling.
If God wanted be to be black, I’d be black; if he wanted me to be white, I’d be white, so I guess He chose for me to be both and original. That’s the way I’m supposed to be.
I had some great pitchers while in St. Louis. At first, they only ‘pitched’ the ball fifty feet. They had an allowance of six bases on balls, which was neutralized to some extent by four strikes. Later on, the ‘throw’ became a free-for-all, overhand, or any style the pitcher chose.
Charles Comiskey
I love America, but I chose America.
When I chose to come to Milan, I knew there would be another side to the medal from the one I saw the day I was presented here. The message the club were giving out was clear: this year is no joking matter.
I chose to write the kind of romance I love best – one with a sheikh hero.
Penny Jordan
I don’t think it’s been healthy what I’ve done in my life to get to where I am mentally and otherwise, but it is the path I’ve chose. I’m not married, no family, and my hobbies are my loves.
I chose to be in business, and I don’t regret it.
Zhou Qunfei
I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.
Jean-Francois Cope
An actor has to remember the primary reason why he chose the profession that he did. If every role that I do doesn’t challenge me, then what is the point of being an actor?
I chose Juventus for their winning mindset.
When I was asked to play the lead character Mohini in A

When I was asked to play the lead character Mohini in Avunu’ I asked Ravi Babu why he chose me. He said he wanted someone who can act well. I felt nice.
It was very difficult when I was young because there are problems with violence, gangs, guns, drugs – a criminal life. I had friends that choose a criminal life. Some of them are in prison, and some of them are dead. They chose the bad way.
My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful.
I’m very aware and very conscious of the path I chose in life, and very aware of the path I didn’t choose.
I grew up on the Eastern Shore during desegregation. A lot of white parents chose to send their kids to private schools rather than integrate – but not mine. My brother and I both attended and graduated from public schools. It’s one of the best things that happened to me.
Christ didn’t choose the rich to preach the doctrine; he choose 12 poor ignorant workers – that is, he chose the proletariat of the times.
I’ll tell you what, I had complete control on ‘Unleashed.’ I directed, produced, chose the musician, picked the costumes, and everything. I never had anyone saying, ‘I don’t like this and I don’t like that.’ The studio, Universal, were easy. It was this weird movie no one cared about.
One of the reasons I chose to come to Liverpool was because of the mentality of the club. It’s a working club and a working city. I don’t know why, but I feel like one of the people here. They recognise me and wish me luck, but in Spain, they surround you and you can’t do anything. I think they’re happy with me here.
Almost any shark, three or four feet long, could kill a human being if it chose to do it. It could make you bleed to death. But they don’t.
There’s a certain way you stand to give yourself authority, which gives you the texture for the part. I chose that my character hadn’t been married, he’d worked his way up the chain of command. For a small cameo role, I gave it a lot of thought.
Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with – I still do – but to me a rebel isn’t so much someone who breaks the law as someone who goes against the odds.
Let’s be clear about one thing. Non-college educated doesn’t mean stupid. It means you wisely chose not to pay $40,000 a year to be lectured on microaggressions.
Although I insist that God has always had the power to intervene directly in nature to create new forms, I am willing to be per-suaded that He chose not to do so and instead employed secondary natural causes like random mutation and natural selection.
I ran track in high school very competitively, and then ran it D-1 at Boston University. I ran there on an athletic scholarship and chose BU because they had both a good track program and an arts program.
I chose to have a career, and I enjoyed it while I had it.
Actually, I didn’t take up acting. Rather, acting chose me.
President Lincoln chose to fight a bloody and unpopular war because he believed the enemy had to be defeated. He was right.
I like to think about the biblical story of the woman at the well and how out of order her life was. Jesus pointed out she’d had five husbands and was living with a sixth. But Jesus chose her to be the one who would take the good news of the Messiah‘s arrival to her village.
Terri Blackstock
I’m not looking for career attention, for more success, more money. I’m just singing songs I chose because I love them.
Trump’s behavior is deeply disturbing but hardly surprising. His mercurial nature is not the product of a post-inaugural adder sting at Mar-a-Lago. It’s been there all along. And the American electorate chose him nonetheless.
My mum was my inspiration. As cliche as that sounds, she was the reason that we started. She chose cycling to lose weight. I was only eight at the time, so I just followed what my mum did.
Obviously, since 9/11, here in this country there has been a resurgence of fear and people feeling distrustful of other people that are different. And what we chose to do was to focus on people coming together, working across those barriers of race, of culture, of religion, and really finding a heart connection.
I’m losing money by being here. But in the long run, we’re happy we chose to stay. I would not be helping American volleyball if I was over in Italy.
I’m not with G-Unit for protection. I chose G-Unit because I felt like that’s the place where the people would be more supportive of a person that is considered a rebel.
For about 30 years, I stayed in the same department and worked the same job, which was rare among people of my age. I chose this path because it allowed me to work on my fiction.
All film directors, even the ones using 3-D today, want you to look at what they chose.
There was a time where I chose my jobs based on what jobs were available to me, so I would choose 100 percent of them.
I needed some stability, which is why I chose not to change from HRC for this season, which was an option that we had. Apart from being the best team in the world, I also needed some consistency.
Sete Gibernau
People shouldn’t be forced to chose between paying for rent or paying for medication. They deserve a government ready to take on Big Pharma by implementing health coverage, starting by extending pharmacare coverage to every Canadian.
I had to decide between doing ‘Issaq’ and continuing school and I chose ‘Issaq.’
It’s not like I didn’t do anything for 10 years and chose a new profession. I’ve been on the ice a lot. I’m not an outsider.
Most singers begin with a band and then go solo. I star

Most singers begin with a band and then go solo. I started making music on my own and subsequently chose to carry on as part of a band.
I could have stayed at Chelsea, signed a new contract, but I chose to go different ways.
Basketball was always my sport. It just took me until my second year of college for me to realize that I was a better baseball player than a basketball player. But basketball was always my number one love. Finally found out I was better at baseball and chose to pursue that route.
Curtis Granderson
The extreme side of my personality, which I chose to sort of display, was snowballing and getting a life of its own. It was like looking in a mirror and not recognising myself.
Brian Molko
‘The Red’ delivers intense action, leavened by a genuinely sympathetic portrait of soldiers caught up in battles they never chose.
When I chose to leave a career as a young lawyer in Washington to move to Arkansas to marry Bill and start a family, my friends asked, ‘Are you out of your mind?’
I chose to buy a house in Montauk because it has a sleepier vibe than the rest of the East End. I also felt that I would run into city people in East Hampton and wanted more of a buffer.
I chose art, music, of course fashion, clothes, colors. I’m just expressing what I have inside and bringing it out.
I went to America on holiday when I was 17 and, before I knew it, I’d been signed up by an agency and had these obligations I didn’t understand, but which I couldn’t say no to. This industry chose me. But I did choose to make it fulfilling.
As a child, I always chose a false nose and some face paint and a wig for my birthday.
When we made ‘Life in a Day,’ we asked people around the globe to record their lives on a single ordinary day. When we were cutting that film, we talked about what it might be like if we chose a day that already had significance to people. The result is ‘Christmas in a Day.’
Everyone has an opinion, and it seems that the negative voices can be the loudest, but I chose to focus on the positive comments from readers.
I’m kind of a tech geek. With the camera work, I chose to shoot super 16, which has a real tactile feel. I feel it’s as authentic as possible; I love the way the grain feels.
The British people voted to take back control of our borders, trade, money and laws. They chose a bright future as a free, independent and sovereign country.
The one good thing about our school was the Cadets; I chose to be in the Navy, purely for the sailor‘s outfit. A pity we had to give them back.
I have visited slums in Mumbai, I have visited slums in other countries, but nothing is like North Korea because North Korean starvation, it’s a systematic starvation by a country that chose to starve us.
Keep in mind, our demographics of our state, how it breaks down in terms of political affiliation: over half the people in this state chose not to align themselves with any party at all.
I’m a genre writer – I chose to be one, I ended up one, I still am one, and I’m not writing transgressive, genre-blurring fiction. I write ‘core SF’ – it may occasionally incorporate horror or noir tropes, but it’s not pretending to be anything other than what it is.
I hadn’t made up my mind whether I had to do Hollywood or Bollywood films because I loved both, and I grew up on both. So I am glad that Bollywood chose me.
I knew I wanted to be an engineer, but I didn’t know what type of engineer. I chose electrical engineering primarily because it was the hardest one to get into. It’s ridiculous when I think about it now, but it worked out OK.
I found my place when I moved to London, where I chose to live, making my own tribe who were all from different backgrounds and places. The class thing is very dominant there, but in the cultural cross-fertilization, I felt a sense of belonging.
I never had to choose a subject – my subject rather chose me.
I knew that the UFC and that mixed martial arts in general was going to prosper because I was extremely selfish and cocky, and I thought: ‘Hey, if I like it, everyone’s gonna like it.’ Well, it came to fruition, and I chose a character that was not a far departure from myself at all.
I think that the reason Clinton chose Gore was that he was an example of what Clinton was like. He was kind of almost like the yellow magic marker that you use to highlight the text so that you can really remember what are the most salient features of it.
I am just so happy and thrilled and I am so glad Mr. Hefner chose me.
Anna Nicole Smith
The guitar chose me.
Charlie Byrd
There are a lot of influences from different countries in my music. For example, I chose the guitar in my music, I think that it is a feminine instrument, so when I do not sing, the music expresses my voice.
Paulina Rubio
The concept of ‘Blue’ is to transport its listeners to a different world with music. And I chose to release a full-length album because it enables me to experiment with many different production styles, not just a single sound, and take listeners on a journey.
In the modern presidency, the Chief Executive is expected to respond to anxious national moments with words that stabilize the country. President Trump chose a different route. He did not give a stirring speech of unity or create a national gathering point around common ideals. He spent his passion on other things.
I actually chose to do ‘X-Men’ because I’m working with Simon Kinberg, who’s also a first-time filmmaker who I met on ‘The Martian‘ and is an incredible writer and producer.
Growing up biracial and speaking four languages – French, Chinese, Portuguese, and English – gave me a different lens. I was always very acutely aware of coming from a different perspective. I think that definitely contributed to what I chose to do with my life.
My dad didn't want me to go for drama in school, so I c

My dad didn’t want me to go for drama in school, so I chose the closest thing to it and got a bachelors degree in Communications at the Manhattan College.
Daniella Alonso
No, I chose the name Jane Seymour because I was doing my first film, ‘Oh! What a Lovely War,’ and one of the top agents in England spotted me dancing in the chorus. I was a singer and dancer in that movie with Maggie Smith, um, and he told me he couldn’t sell me as Joyce Penelope Willomena Frankenburger.
I could have moved to Russia, earned more money, and felt more relaxed. But I chose another option and joined Lazio.
Unlike the Soviet Communist party, the Chinese Communist party chose to introduce capitalism.
I’ve written books for awhile, but always on a pretty small scale and always pretty self-indulgent. I chose projects that I thought would be really fun to work on and found friends to work on them with me, and it was all about the process.
I’m happy with everything I chose and happy with the way everything went in my life.
Rich Piana
I chose basketball over film.
During the 1990s, when India opened up to foreign investment, Japan was so mesmerised by the China opportunity that it chose to yield market space across a wide swathe of industries to South Korean competitors.
I chose to go down a very dark place, and I can’t change that, but those moments have served as an education for me.
My wife is a writer. She grew up in Alaska. She told me she was moving to Boulder and that I could come with her if I wanted to. We were married at the time, so I chose to come with her.
My mother was born in June and later, feeling a vacancy, chose her birth month for her middle name. Marry to marry, had kids because that’s what was done. Liked crossword puzzles, liked lilac trees, liked baking in the sun, and liked Bing Crosby.
Buddha’ is my third film but I chose to release ‘Hate Story’ first because I wanted commercial success.
Our morality is based on so many factors: of where we were born, who we were born to, what values were instilled in us, what values we chose, the way that our lives have shaped us. That dictates so much of what we assume is our morality, and also the culture, all of these things.
I would like to say I do some pretty good impressions. I’m also one of the best basketball players in the world. I just chose not to go the NBA route, but people say I’m better than Kobe and LeBron.
I chose the Republican Party early on in the 1950s and 1960s in Massachusetts. My father was a Republican, as was my mother, in Virginia.
I chose John Carroll Lynch as my SAG name when I was 19 years old. I was working in D.C., and I got my SAG card by doing a first aid film for the Red Cross called ‘Bleeding Control’. They had a union contract.
I chose Chelsea because I spoke with the manager here and when I did that, I felt the capacity of the manager and that is why I made my decision. And of course I like Premier League football and that is why I decided to stay in the Premier League.
Mostly, I would like people to ask other writers about the craft of their writing so we could learn from one another. We ask movie directors why they chose to use certain lights and angles and speeds of film, but most of the time, we ignore the craft of a writer.
I’ve always been interested in art and making things, but I chose not to go to art school because I thought I needed to do something else. Art was a tough way to make a living.
I realised that I could either fight and get into trouble on the street or I could fight and get paid in the ring. I chose the ring.
My parents believed in the ideology of the Left. And being influenced by Marxism and Leninism theories, they chose Marlena as my second name.
I’m actually a very shy person, which is why I always chose to be in the kitchen. You can make people happy and entertain them, without really being there. You can make a very short appearance and then say, ‘I’ve got something on the stove, gotta go!’
I chose to stay with tennis and they didn’t understand that at the school.
John Newcombe
We chose the actors thru a series of auditions when we started the show.
Craig McCracken
We do have a problem in this country. You can either make a movie and ignore that, or you can acknowledge it and say, this is the water that we’re living in. You know this – the movie lives in this – it’s centered around this particular problem, and I chose to acknowledge it.
Nick Cassavetes
I stubbornly chose the most difficult sport for myself. When I reached the summit, I felt like screaming at the top of my voice. I wanted to tell the world: here I am. I have saved that moment inside me.
Although Cronkite had once crash landed in a Dutch potato field under enemy fire, he chose instead to focus on celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands at the hands of the Free Dutch.
My parents probably were delighted when I chose acting, because if there is one job in the world that is less financially reliable than acting, it is art.
I chose to pursue a career in physics because there the truth isn’t so easily bent.
Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out.
People tell you not to work with children and animals, and I chose to work with a 7-year-old and several dinosaurs!
This is going to sound corny, but I feel like I didn't

This is going to sound corny, but I feel like I didn’t choose music. Music chose me.
I spend more time with Whisper than I do with anybody else. I chose her when she was three or four days old, I’ve had her since she was nine weeks. She’s a mini Australian cattle dog; cattle dogs need to have a job, and her job is just walking after me.
It has been pointed out to me, more than once, that for someone who chose a profession steeped in procedure and protocol, I had little use for either.
I don’t know why I chose to make my debut with ‘Dil Maange More.’ The film had three leading ladies – Tulip Joshi, Ayesha Takia and me – opposite Shahid Kapoor. I was fresh to Bollywood at that time because I had just come back from England and had no clue about hero-heroine dynamics in India.
I chose as my target the University of Mississippi, which in 1960 was the holiest temple of white supremacy in America, next to the U.S. Capitol and the White House, both of which were under the control of segregationists and their collaborators.
We chose NYU because their arts program was great, and they’re a prestigious institution, but really because you’re in a city. You’re involved in a completely different way of life. You didn’t feel trapped within a campus or in a bubble.
We did a film called ‘Kes,’ which is about a lad with a talent that nobody can recognise, or that nobody chose to recognise.
It seems that writing chose me. I feel that because I know history, and I know the history of so many cultures; I have lived a large life.
Maxine Hong Kingston
From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
Yahoo! had a choice. It chose to provide an e-mail service hosted on servers based inside China, making itself subject to Chinese legal jurisdiction. It didn’t have to do that. It could have provided a service hosted offshore only.
Anytime I meet people who got to make the deliberate choice, whose parents chose Canada, I’m jealous. Because I think being able to choose it, rather than being Canadian by default, is an amazing statement of attachment to Canada.
I feel bound to respect Ronald Reagan, as every American should – not least because he chose a career of public service when he could have made a lot more money doing something else, and not least because he took genuine risks for peace.
I either had to concentrate on fighting, or I had to help my family. I chose my family. I love my mom; I love my family.
I commuted to the prestigious Hibiya High School from my uncle‘s home in Tokyo. During the high school years, I developed an interest in chemistry, so upon graduation, I chose to take an entrance examination for the Department of Chemistry of the University of Kyoto, the old capital of Japan.
As an artist, I have to be a leader of my fans, not, like, follow them. Because if I chose to follow them, you know, they could do it. You know, it’s me who’s doing it.
When ROH came to me, they made it very clear they wanted me on their team. It wasn’t a case of them finding me, I chose them. I knew they were the company for me.
In fact, most of the roles that I did came to me after being rejected by others. I chose them because of the potential. Every film that I have chosen has been crucial in my career, be it a hit or a flop.
Tovino Thomas
When I was four, we had to choose a musical instrument to play at school, and I chose the cello. I played until I was 18, and although I found it nerve-racking to play solo, I loved playing in an orchestra. When I left school I didn’t carry on with it, which I regret.
Not too big on alcohol, but if I had to chose; I like Ciroc.
God chose what is weakest in the world to shame the strong.
I wanted a CFO with public company experience; I needed an HR department, new office space, and a board which could help me grow the business. Insight, the private equity firm I chose, helped me with all that.
When it came to religion, I felt I belonged to no one. It saddened me, it angered me, it confused me, and it made me religiously ambivalent. So I chose my calling: Cubs baseball.
I can say with total conviction that it was the Holy Spirit that chose, guided the election of Pope Francis.
In an age where overindulgence seems to be the norm, I can’t help but look back and feel thankful that my parents chose to hold out on giving me everything that I wanted growing up.
For a long time I thought I should be a civil engineer. That seemed to be the only thing worth doing, and I chose the wrong subjects at A-level. I read all the sciences to start with, and then had to admit, ‘This isn’t what I want to do’ and changed course.
Ian Hislop
One of the things I wanted to do with ‘The Turn’ was write a production of songs that could be stripped down to one or two instruments if you chose to do it.
I chose taking the hard road and creating my own niche and getting my own fan base.
I have never planned my career. I chose those films with which I could relate myself. But if given a chance, I would love to do the kind of roles Meryl Streep has done.
I chose a time in the century which had the greatest moments for novels – the late ’30s and World War II.
Comedy chose me.
Obviously we’re a consumer nation and you have the power to influence these big corporations who are running the world right now through what you chose to, or not to, purchase.
I am motivated to write because it is what I am meant t

I am motivated to write because it is what I am meant to do. It is not a choice – it is what I am. I did not choose writing – it chose me. And I believe it is necessarily that way. Anyone doing this for some other reason should not be.
I chose to document the lives of people living in a remote village in Alaska called Shishmaref because there we can literally see how climate change is affecting their homes, livelihoods and ultimately their lives.
Amy J. Berg
You don’t know why someone is in a certain circumstance and why they chose to be there. Sometimes it’s just about having an experience and learning. I don’t think you can begrudge someone that.
Megalyn Echikunwoke
When I chose athletics, I knew I wanted to be Olympic champion, and now I have done it in London.
I chose a public platform to come out. I wanted to have an impact with it.
There are a lot of homes for boys, but very few for girls, that is why I chose to do for girls.
Miriam Makeba
I’ve been buying real estate because it’s an asset I can control, that I could finance extremely cheaply if I chose to. I do not choose to; I buy my real estate in cash. I’m not interested in making money on it. I just want to keep my money safe.
I had to choose between the president and the Constitution. I was aware of the fact that I could be compelled to testify. But I chose the Constitution. No Army officer wants to be put in that position, but there I was.
Alexander Vindman
Milan is my home, where I chose to go and where my heart really is.
I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind – although I was just 22.
Daniel J. Evans
I chose a career in medicine because I wanted a tangible skill with which to serve people. And so my role as a physician is my attempt to do that.
I never chose to be in Russia, and I would prefer to be in my own country, but if I can’t make it home, I will continue to work very much in the same way that I have… What happens to me is not as important; I simply serve as the mechanism of disclosure.
I knew that I did not have to buy into society’s notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my ‘spaceship‘ and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again.
Warren Mitchell