In this post, you will find great Defined Quotes from famous people, such as Jason Moran, Daniel Barenboim, Mark V. Hurd, Garrett Hardin, Susanna Fogel. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
People in life take on certain stories and say, ‘I’m going to be defined by this story and I’m going to live up to every inch of this story.’ Sometimes you realize the story isn’t fulfilling you and in fact you’re not living the life that you’re given.
You don’t want to be defined by one thing. But at the same point… When you are the first in something, that’s gonnakinda be the title that sticks. And after Sochi, I was, like, the dog guy. Now I’m the gay guy, and it’s fine by me.
I can discern that certain things have an effect on certain other things, but I don’t view those effects as good or bad. If a context and a goal is defined, I could say if it’s good or bad. But overall, I don’t view things as good or bad.
‘Nimona’ is about identity and if who you are is defined by what you look like. It’s not a book about body image at all, but I would be lying if I said that wasn’t in there even at the conception of it.
When we go through being rejected and abandoned like I did as a kid, you have a lot of fear and anxiety issues that you didn’t even know that’s what it was defined as. You live your life a lot of times living with the ghost of fear.
I have always been a singer, a writer, and a musician, not as a prodigy or as in a tradehanded to me by my parents, but because of an inner voice or maybe a command from beyond reality as it is usually defined.
I have defined values and I’m honest about those leanings. But I have no allegiance to any particular political team. I only have an allegiance to those values and the truth. And I’m open to hearing how I’m wrong and I’m open to being the butt of the joke.
I think women have long been defined by their roles as procreators and wives, and we’re expected to serve, take care of, say ‘Yes,’ and not ruffle any feathers. Women, in particular, are sometimes not allowed to consider who they are outside of the roles that they play.
The corporate woman has been defined as the ‘liberated woman’ and I see that as the exact opposite. I think she now is more enslaved, maybe even more than the housewife was; because she’s so out of her power, and imitating male power is not female power.
Where Cezanne captured and intensified shards of the eternal (every pear far more sharply defined than it could be in life), Monet portrayed the changeability and flux of every moment. ‘The Water Lilies’ give you a jittery, amorphous sense of a world seen at the speed of light.
I’ve owned a lot of dogs in my life – Marcela, Rusty, Petey Pup, Precious, Rosy and Ava. Each were in love with life’s simple pleasures, but being people in dog suits, as they seem to be, they each had a defined personality!
I like stories in specific time periods. ‘The Revenant’s’ era of American history was fascinating because it was this lawless no-man’s land. It defined the idea of the American frontiersman as man conquering nature. In a way, the story of HughGlass is about man dominating nature.
Before taking up dressage, I’d distanced myself from the Paralympics because I hadn’t wanted to be defined by my disability. Then when I grew up and got an office job, things started to change. I’m actuallyallergic to horses, but I’m even more allergic to paperwork!
As a film composer I deal with short bursts of musical ideas that are defined to a large extent by what’s happening on the screen, by not only narrative and action, but staying out of the way of dialogue, sound effects.
People always tell me I’m nothing like my character. Well, hopefully not! He’s a character who’s very defined. He was purposefully written by Jo Rowling as very one-dimensional in the first few books, because you’re supposed to hate him.
When I drink a little, I sometimes recall my old days. Then I ask myself, ‘What does Roh Moo-hyun mean in my life?’ He really defined my life. My life would have changed a lot if I didn’t meet him. So he is my destiny.
There had always been black people in and out of our house, and from the outset I had been taught that for them life was defined by struggle and filled with injustice.
There are just certain nuances of the game that cannot be defined by stats and that’s why you can’t rely on them. That’s why Popeye Jones was Charles Barkley’s biggestheadache, not Kevin McHale. That’s why Big Country Reeves is the guy who ate Shaquille O’Neal alive.
The part of my life where my character was defined was at work because of the decisions I make and the things I do, and I guess that’s what I feel qualifies me and attracts me to write the characters I do.
I was an aspiring astrophysicist, and that’s how I defined myself, not by my skin color. People didn’t treat me as someone with science ambitions. They treated me as someone they thought was going to mug them, or who was a shoplifter.
I came from the Groundlings Theatre in L.A., and there, you’re guaranteed to at least try something out in front of an audience. At ‘SNL,’ only the best stuff gets picked, and it’s taught me a very defined language of comedy. You learn the structure of a joke, which is not something I was very good at beforehand.
I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.
I will say, nothing in my time in the Senate has more surprised me than senators and House members want to weigh in on everything under the sun, but they do not want to weigh in on a clearly defined constitutional duty to declare war. It just stuns me.
The answer is, who you are cannot be defined through thinking or mental labels or definitions, because it’s beyond that. It is the very sense of being, or presence, that is there when you become conscious of the present moment. In essence, you and what we call the present moment are, at the deepest level, one.
I always felt sorry for the sidekick as a kid. They never got their due and it left a very bad taste in the mouth – they are defined by a subordinate relationship to someone else. I always felt like a bit of sidekick when I was a kid and it didn’t feel fair.
It’s a blessing and a curse when your first big public album does so well. ‘Twentysomething’ sold fourmillioncopies – I think we were hoping to sell 80,000. And it’s still selling. In some ways, you’ll always be defined by that.
Women don’t have to be defined by others. We have the power to define ourselves: by telling our own stories, in our own words, with our own voices.
When I see muscles that are more defined that I hadn’t seen before, it’s exciting. I love a muscular figure. It feels like an accomplishment, and it makes me feel strong, and I love having a strong body.
In very big companies, you find less entrepreneurialism than you really want to see. Success is defined as ‘don’t make a mistake.’ And you get to be the C.E.O. by outlasting everybody else, then you’re there for five or six years, and you want to get your bonus on the way out.
Bernard L. Schwartz
A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings – about human feelings and frailties.
Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think, who think they do!
I believe in something that maybe can be defined as the God in one’s heart, in the heart of every human being, but not in a God who sits on high looking down on us and taking care of us and whom we bother with things trivial and weighty so that he will be good to us and arrange things for us here.
Near Marseilles in the south of France, bouillabaisse is a cult food. In Toulouse and Carcassonne, the bean-based stew cassoulet is a cult food. Spain has paella and a number of others. Italy has so many, its cuisine is practically defined by them.
Unlike the heart or kidney, which have a small, defined set of cell types, we still do not have a taxonomy of neurons, and neuroscientists still argue whether specific types of neurons are unique to humans. But there is no disputing that neurons are only about 10 percent of the cells in the human brain.
People are starting to refer to ‘The Giver‘ as a classic, but I don’t know how that is defined. But if it means that 10, 20, 50 years from now kids will still be reading it, that is kind of awe-inspiring.
I specifically did not read other First Ladies‘ books, because I didn’t want to be influenced by how they defined the role. I knew that I would have to find this role – very uniquely and specifically to me and who I was.
You’re defined by how you play the game, not by the game itself.
For sure, one moment really defined the path that I was to take in the future, and that was when I won the Metropolitan Opera National CouncilAuditions in New York in April of 1995. I had just turned 25 two days before the finalsconcert, and when I won, I had no idea how my life would change because of it.
Selling a lifestyle – whether it’s a brand or an Instagram post – which teaches not just girls but people that your value is defined by what you look like is the most appalling thing that I could think of, especially as a woman.
As athletes, we’re defined by what we’ve accomplished. Those are what most people remember and what you get paid for. But I learned more from my failures than from all of my successes put together – failures as an athlete and as a person.
Growing up in London, with a hippie mom, I don’t know that I’m most people’s definition of what a black person is. I’m mixed, yes, but in the world I’m defined as black before I’m defined white. I’ve never been called white.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
I do think moms should be given a break, all across the board. And I think that the most important thing is that you’re healthy. After I had my little girl, I wanted to be healthy for her and have a healthy body image so that she hopefully grows up to see that her self worth isn’t defined by how thin she is.
A computer is a general-purpose machine with which we engage to do some of our deepest thinking and analyzing. This toolbrings with it assumptions about structuredness, about defined interfaces being better. Computersabhor error.
Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man – the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Can life be defined? Well, how would you go about it? Well, of course, you’d go to Encyclopedia Britannica and open at L. No, of course you don’t do that; you put it somewhere in Google. And then you might get something.
Every revolution, bloody or not, has two phases. The first phase is defined by the struggle for freedom, the second by the struggle for power and revenge on the votaries of the ancien regime.
We’ve invented a new marketplace. There was no easy way to rent a person’s bedroom over the Internet or book a vacation rental over the Internet. There was no guidebook for us to turn to as we defined this new marketplace.
I remember listening to ‘Low End Theory’: I had been kicked out of high school. I was in GED school in the LES, and all I could do was listen to ‘Low End Theory.’ I was in a strange time in my life, and ‘Low End Theory’ kind of defined that time.
This medium of stop-motion, it can be much more than it’s been kind of defined as – it’s not just a creaky and anachronistic way of making films, it actually is a very vitalart form that can do wonderful things if put in the right hands.
Capitol Records were very keen for me to write and see how I got on; I think that is what defined my sound. The first session I had was with two youngup-and-coming writers, Nick Atkinson and Tom Wilding, and I went into a session a bit nervous because I hadn’t written that many songs before.
People always say to me, ‘You have such a clearly defined sense of style,’ and when I hear it, I get crazed, because what I hear – and I know they mean it as a compliment – is that I have such a narrow vision that I can’t get out of it.
My career has been defined, in a good way, on the option route. And a lot of times, it’s a bang-bang play. It’s a great play because it can convert first downs. But at the same time, you don’t get a lot of those opportunities in the open field.
Most often, qualifications are defined by the credentials of the person who last held the job. If that is to continue to be the litmustest, white males will continue to be the top choice on any list, if the interviewer is also a white male.
Childhood, all me influences were, say, between the time that I can remember, which would have been about three years old to the time that I was about five or six years old, all the music that I ever heard was jazz and it was American jazz, and it was big-band jazz, to be more defined.
I’ve always been someone with a small circle of friends. Each stretch of my life has been defined by one person who was just my person. We becameinseparable for a certain number of years, and that time was our season, just the two of us making our way through life.
I don’t think that trauma is an illusion; there is no question in my mind that circumstances beyond our control can shape and define us. But ultimately, we make choices about letting ourselves be defined by our pasts.
I do believe that it’s something that we don’t talk about, but when there are clearly defined gender roles, it is much simpler. Because you don’t have to think, which people apparently don’t like to do.
It sounds really over the top to say you’re responsible for the city of New York, but I do feel responsibility to the city of New York, to this country, to people everywhere. So many people were affected by the events of September 11, and I feel this is one of the ways that that event will be understood and defined.
As a black member of parliament and minister for nearly a decade, I was determined not to be defined by my race. I didn’t want to be ‘the black politician’, when being black is just a part of who I am.
Our constitutional system is defined by a balance between the public’s need for transparency and the government’s need to have a zone of secrecyaround decision making. Both are important, yet they are mutually exclusive.
The teachingfellow establishes the atmosphere of a class in the first few meetings. I have found that students appreciate having the ground rules clearly defined from the start.
I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend… to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman.
We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
In a world that is defined by what separates us, sharing a meal with someone from a different country, showing what we have in common with the people, it’s very powerful and important.
Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.
My whole life, I’ve been called ‘Just a pretty face,’ or, ‘You’ll never amount to anything, you don’t really have anything to offer, but your looks.’ It’s never defined who I am, I mean, I’ve heard it my whole life, it’s nothing new.
The Miz is someone who people are usually like, ‘I can’t believe how well he’s doing. I can’t believe this. I can’t believe that.’ But to me, he’s someone who really always defined what it takes to becomes a successful public persona and in-ring entertainer, and to me, that’s being authentic.
Benito Mussolini created the word ‘fascism.’ He defined it as ‘the merging of the state and the corporation.’ He also said a more accurate word would be ‘corporatism.’ This was the definition in Webster’s up until 1987 when a corporation bought Webster’s and changed it to exclude any mention of corporations.
People think that whateverhappens on the football field should define me way one or the other. A lot of people say, ‘I can’t believe you don’t think more highly of yourself, two-time MVP, Super Bowl MVP,’ but it’s like, whatever. It just happens to be what I do. I want to be defined by what I believe in, by who I am.
The term ‘alt-left’ sprang up long after the term ‘alt-right,’ which was coined in 2010 by white supremacist Richard Spencer, and defined by the Associated Press just after the 2016 election as a movement based on a mix of white nationalism and hard-edged populism.
I went through a few phases of finding myself: I dabbled in musical theater, chess club, dance troupe, splatter-painting, school mascot (go Wildcats), babysitter, photojournalist, drill team girl, emo kid – and not one of them defined me, but every single one will always play a part in who I am.
After a post-Bill Berry softening with albums like ‘Up’ and ‘Reveal,’ R.E.M. seems to be toughening up again; on the strength of the first single, ‘Discoverer,’ the band’s new record looks to continue with the same muscular rock and roll that defined its last album, ‘Accelerate.’
You just don’t see Muslims being matter-of-fact Muslim. They’re always defined by their Muslim-ness. We’re either terrorists, or we’re fighting terrorists. I remember seeing ‘True Lies’ and going, ‘Why are we always the bad guys?’
When I do an action thing, it speakslouder than the things that I’ve done that are dramatic and comedy. Actually, if you look at my resume, I have just as muchcomedic things as dramas, and I have far less action things than all of the other things, but I’m kind of defined as an action person.
Bob Marley is one of the most recognized artists. He didn’t care to be defined. People wondered, ‘Is it reggae? Is it rock?’ But at the end of the day they were still playing his music and that’s what matters.
If I’m not clear with the character, I can’t do anything with it. But once I get that character, the possibilities are endless. When you have such a defined character, I feel like I can actually read the phone book and make it funny.
Marriage has been defined by every legislature that has ever sat in the United States from every State, now 50 States, the same way, but now we have unelected judges altering and changing that fundamental institution.
I know a lot of companies that have a very well defined post-acquisition process. However, many of them don’t take into consideration the dynamics and personalities of the acquiree. Instead, they assume that everyone will happily be assimilated.
In our culture, good looks are so important, and today he’d head straight for a plasticsurgeon, but in Cyrano’s time, the nose was who he was, and it didn’t matter that he was a brilliant poet, a brilliant swordsman, a brilliant man. His nose defined him.
I’m not defined by where I came from. I never took part in the rules and hatred that sometimes go along with religion. But if my parents are happy with what they believe, then I’m happy to stay out of their way. We agree to disagree.
No one supposes that the government of the United States is supreme, beyond the sphere plainly defined by the constitution: Neither does any one deny that the State is supreme within its proper sphere of action.
James L. Petigru
People’s sexuality is often defined by who we’re partnered with at any given moment, which can be a frustratinglimitation for me. I’ve had countlesstiny ‘coming out’ moments in my life, often simply to explain to someone else that they have misjudged my sexuality based on who they saw me dating.
It was the British who defined religion to divide and rule. That is what created the heat. That is what created the cut. Partition happened because of the rulers, fueled by a few powerful families on both sides who stood to gain. It is the politicians that keep everyone fighting.
Washington – having spent a lot of time there, I grew up there and have spent a lot of time there recently – is largely defined by detailedanalyticalviews and policy choices that are not very good. You know, each policy choice has a winner and a loser, right? Somebody’s ox is getting gored.
The cool thing about Kyle Killen, he writes really defined characters. I was a big fan of ‘Awake‘ and also ‘Lone Star.’ I just think that he’s a really, really special writer, and complex and deep, and a really smartdude.
So much of our lives are defined by habit or what the guy next to us is doing, never wondering and knowing who and what we support with our actions, from the detergent Mom always used, to my favoritedish I make… A lot of my life is unexamined habit.
Kristin Bauer van Straten
By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.
Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.
G. M. Trevelyan
The great art of the past became great because it started to go out of the perimeters that defined art and defined new territories.
New Jersey is to New York what Santo Domingo is to the United States. I always felt that those two landscapes, not only just the landscapes themselves but their relationships to what we would call ‘a center‘ or ‘the center of the universe,’ has in some ways defined my artistic and critical vision.
The philosophical question before us is, when we make an observation of our track in the past, does the result of our observation become real in the same sense that the final state would be defined if an outside observer were to make the observation?
The term ‘new queercinema‘ and the films of mine that were associated with that term are from a very, very different time, one almost entirely defined by the AIDS era. It was a very different social and cultural regard for the lives, the experiences, the worth of gay people.
The idea of ‘advice,’ in terms of telling people advice or asking people for advice, has become not comprehensible to me, to a certain degree, due to feeling, like, for something to be accurately defined as ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ I would want to know the context, goal, perspective for it.
It starts this way: The worth of a job is not defined by what it allows you to do when you’re not working.
I don’t try to sanction other people’s joy in monsters. I mean, I think the fact is, humor, fantasy – you know, like fear, desire or laughter – create genres of their own: comedy, melodrama, or erotic films or horror films… The boundaries cannot be defined. It’s to each his own.