Top 475 Encouraged Quotes

In this post, you will find great Encouraged Quotes from famous people, such as Jim Hunt, Clint Smith, Matt Groening, Manmohan Singh, David Bowie. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Answers are not enough, students should be encouraged t

Answers are not enough, students should be encouraged to ask questions and explore alternatives to the norm. Entrepreneurship and invention are the backbone of the new economy, yet I doubt they get more than a nod in economics courses.
Jim Hunt
Being incarcerated does not mean being devoid of the capacity to learn, grow, and think, and it’s critical that prisons provide spaces where learning can be both cultivated and encouraged.
I’ve conducted an experiment on my kids. Instead of denying them access to media, I’ve encouraged it. They read comic books, play Nintendo and watch way too much TV.
Judiciary must be encouraged to find ways and means to regulate its own affairsconsistent with the spirit of the Constitution.
I still derive immense pleasure from remembering how many hod-carrying brickies were encouraged to put on lurex tights and mince up and down the high street, having been assured by know-it-alls like me that a smidgen of blusher really attracted the birds.
You have to follow and honor that inner voice. I always encouraged the girls to do the same.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire.
Jan Egeland
Luckily, my father and my mother liked us to talk, so they encouraged us to talk, so that the girls in my house, they’re all very powerful speakers and powerful agents of their own will, as is my brother.
I’ve been a bit surprised, and encouraged, by the NBA’s support for athletes that speak out. Compared to the NFL, it’s night and day.
My parents are both very stylish, so they always encouraged me to explore when it came to personal style. I went through a lot of crazy phases, and I’m still finding myself.
Erin Moriarty
Our parents were very generous, and they always encouraged us to find something we enjoyed and really get into it.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable natural resource is certainly encouraging, and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country.
My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.
All sport… is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
Spiro T. Agnew
In my family, it was always encouraged to become a creative person. I became a doula instead, then I married an actor, and my sisters became famous almost overnight.
My dad will sit out in the last tiny corner of the garden that has sunshine until the millisecond the final vestige has gone! As kids we were encouraged to head out of the front door at daybreak, and not come back till we were tired and hungry.
I was the only one in my family to be musically inclined, and my mother loved that. It encouraged my grand aunt to find me a music teacher, because it was quite obvious music was in me.
I think more girls feel encouraged when women from their community do well. Especially in a place like Haryana, where people presume that women are looked down upon.
When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.
I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize.
I restricted myself to a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and soon enough lost five kgs. Encouraged by that, I continued to follow a balanced diet and lost another 13 kgs. I feel much better now that I am 18 kgs lighter.
All too often, ambulance-chasing has been simple fraud. People are encouraged to launch a claim for whiplash when no one has been injured. Phone calls ask you to claim for accidents that never happened.
When I was young, I wanted to be a writer or painter. I was always writing stories, and I excelled at drawing. My teachers encouraged my art work. When I was 9 or 10, I began learning piano and started writing music.
For some people, work is the only safe haven from abuse. So all employers in businesses big and small, whether in the public or private sector, should be encouraged to create safe spaces at work where staff suffering domestic abuse can talk to an appropriately qualified person who can provide advice and offer support.
Modi has always been very particular about law and order. He believes in fairness and justice, and encouraged us to simply work as per law without fear or favour. His ability to think big and implement it on the ground is exemplary. He had a vision of a bank account for every household.
When I came to the industry, many directors like Krishna Vamsi and Puri Jagannath had encouraged me a lot. Krishna Vamsi is my mentor, and I admire him. That’s why I give chances to new directors.
America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.
I’ve experienced first-hand the wonderful work organizations like J Bar J do for young people in Central Oregon and I am encouraged that the federal government is taking an active role in the Cascade Youth and Family Center.
You didn’t just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming the division of Europe and Germany… Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those who encouraged us on the way to unity.
Engineering college students should be encouraged to st

Engineering college students should be encouraged to start entrepreneurial ventures in their second year itself. It is safer to fail while in college.
Kris Gopalakrishnan
I’m the youngest of three sisters, and my parents have always encouraged all of us to do whatever made us happy.
I think I felt very alone for a lot of my life, but once I was able to share my story more and more, and people wouldn’t say, ‘Hey, I felt sorry for you,’ but, ‘I get it, and I understand you,’ it kind of encouraged me to tell it more. I just don’t want people to feel alone.
I am fortunate that I have two older brothers, and they have definitely helped me with being competitive just to keep up with them. We were always encouraged to try what we wanted to do. As long as we tried our hardest and did the best we could, it didn’t matter what we did.
Simone Manuel
I’m enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
LeVar Burton
I avoid talking about the way I work. But in avoiding it I seem only to have encouraged people to focus their fantasies about me in an ever more fantastical way.
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
I see my whole 20s as a massive experiment. So were my teens. I think the problem is that we’re not encouraged to experiment; we’re encouraged to decide and choose, be singular and focused. You can’t be that until you experiment. You don’t know what’s going to work until you try it.
I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn’t.
Connie Francis
When I went on to college, I was allowed to take flying, as my mother had dearly loved flying and her father wouldn’t allow her to, so they encouraged me then to go on into my aviation career.
Grown-ups and children are not readily encouraged to unearth the power of words. Adults are repeatedly assured a picture is worth a thousand of them, while the playground response to almost any verbal taunt is ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ I don’t beg so much as command to differ.
Inga Muscio
In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.
I am encouraged that there’s going to be much better dialogue between the federal government and the state of Arizona. I mean, I hope that’s not wishful thinking.
My dad has a dry, deadpan sense of humor, and my mom has an unexpected, wacky take on things. They really encouraged laughing at ourselves and the weirdness of situations that come up growing up in politics.
For a century, women have binged on romance novels that encouraged them to associate intimidation with infatuation; it’s no wonder that this emotional hangover still lingers.
I was a very defiant child, and my father encouraged that. He wanted me to be as wild and creative as possible and didn’t believe in disciplining children.
I grew up in a household that really encouraged reading and writing. My mother loves philosophy and is constantly reading philosophy and talking to me about different philosophers and different ways of life.
My school has always encouraged students to participate in different competitions and it was my teachers who helped me overcome stage fear as I have always been a very shy person.
As much as I was encouraged by the number of female-centric shows being bandied about, it feels like we’re being treated like a trend or a quota to be filled.
Betsy Beers
By continually pushing the message that we have the right to gratification now, consumerism at its most expansive encouraged a demand for fulfillment that could not so easily be contained by products.
Ellen Willis
I feel really grateful to the people who encouraged me and helped me develop. Nobody can succeed on their own.
My husband encouraged me to stand on my own, gave me the nudge to do what I wanted – either singing or directing films.
When I was about seven, one or two people encouraged me, and art became an enormous and important refuge. By adolescence, I was absolutely passionate about it and felt those paintings and those painters, whether they lived a few hundred years ago or were still alive, were somehow my companions.
I was encouraged to hear that GM has made great progress on the hydrogen car.
Albert Wynn
The United States encouraged Iraqis to rise up after Saddam Hussein‘s army was driven out of Kuwait. Washington assumed Saddam was weak after losing the 1991 Gulf War. Iraqis rose up, but Saddam’s troops killed thousands – Iraqis say tens of thousands – in a counter-offensive.
The higher you climb in the media, the issue is being good to other women. I’ve been fortunate to have a few really talented, strong female bosses who’ve encouraged me along the way. I’ve also been around women who haven’t been particularly supportive.
My good fortune was that I was born into a home where Mum and Dad encouraged me to learn the piano.
For months, my parents had been trying to prepare me for the arrival of a real sibling. They had given me a doll to play with and encouraged me to take care of her. And when the baby, a little boy they named Rahm, finally arrived, they encouraged me to help take care of him, too.
Growing up, I was blessed to be part of a great church. This is where I met many friends who have encouraged me in my life to live strong for Christ. My church is a place where I can develop friendships with others that will encourage me in my walk with Christ.
I remember the Food Network when it was first starting out: Emeril Lagasse and all those people who helped make it when it was on a shoestring budget. It actually encouraged me to start cooking.
Robert Battle
When I was 12, my friend and I tried to sneak onto a plane from my hometown of Cleveland to New York City! My dad encouraged us – he was a wild guy, big on jokes.
The way my father raised me was really informative of h

The way my father raised me was really informative of how I think about my role as a female and how I view myself in a professional and personal capacity. So he encouraged me to set the bar very high for myself, to set great goals for myself.
A lot of people will always say, ‘I really know nothing about the ancient world.’ But there’s lots and lots of things people know. Partly, they’ve been encouraged to think they’re ignorant about it. In some ways, the job to do is show people that they know much more than they’d like to admit.
I told Mother of my decision to study medicine. She encouraged me to speak to Father… I began in a roundabout way… He listened, looking at me with that serious and penetrating gaze of his that caused me such trepidation, and asked whether I knew what I wanted to do.
Rita Levi-Montalcini
I have seen many a tear-strewn individual during my time working on daytime TV’s morning sofas: individuals encouraged to share their views, ill prepared for the backlash that social media will deliver direct to you, unregulated and unrelenting.
So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream and if your dream should come my way one day then we will dance upon the boards of life.
Ben Vereen
My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It’s so different today, because children are just not taught the right way.
Betty Cuthbert
I grew up listening to my father argue politics into the night and taking trips every Saturday to the Hood River library where my mother maintained her interest in reading and encouraged the same from her sons.
Dale T. Mortensen
From an early age, my father stressed the power of the image, and he encouraged me to carefully control my own. He advised me, for example, never to be photographed from below, an often unflattering angle for women.
Writers who do great work must be coddled and encouraged.
I’ve never tried to find my real parents. I’m very grateful to my mum and dad for adopting me – they’re completely incredible people. It was my dad who encouraged me to question everything, to forge my own path, to think, to read. I always felt it was my right to question everything.
My grandmother was my inspiration. She was the person who took me to the theater and encouraged me to act, and she’s the one who always believed in me.
Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them.
I met an agent through my modeling agency who encouraged me to go out and audition for sitcoms, and I was absolutely petrified because I had no desire to do it.
I tried out various experiments described in treatises on physics and chemistry, and the results were sometimes unexpected. At times, I would be encouraged by a little unhoped-for success; at others, I would be in the deepest despair because of accidents and failures resulting from my inexperience.
I was strongly encouraged by a science teacher who took an interest in me and presented me with a key to the laboratory to allow me to work whenever I wanted.
Frederick Reines
My father never really encouraged me or even took an interest after I walked away from the family business. No one did except my mother and my grandfather. To be truthful, I cannot remember one meaningful conversation I had with my father.
Dad is a skilled athlete and runs his own football school for kids. While football is his entire life and he encouraged us to play, he still found time to take me to ballet and tennis lessons.
All children should have a chance to speak up for what matters to them, like school violence, and they should be encouraged to take action to end violence against children.
As a child, I was rather active for my age. Sensing something special about me, my father told me that I had the vision to accomplish great things in life. He always encouraged me to do what I wanted to do – and this has stood me in good stead.
Michael encouraged me to do it, but I’m not ambitious to be a star.
Shakira Caine
It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut the training and go straight to fame and fortune, and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
Lesley Garrett
Unfortunately we live in a world where I think women aren’t actively encouraged or at least not empowered to make good work in every creative sphere, particularly in comedy.
I will say a lot of dancers do such beautiful things for their body and then they smoke a cigarette. I’ve never been a smoker, but I realized after taking yoga . . . in ballet you’re not encouraged to do a lot of breathing. I think in a weird way, a lot of dancers find relief in actually breathing.
At home, my parents were quite old, so the surrounding was of elder people. There was no noise. Reading books was encouraged; TV was not encouraged, so I was the geeky, studious type of girl.
‘Be passionate about your work and your life’ was instilled in me by my mother Dada, who was a potter. She also introduced me to the arts and encouraged me to embrace the new.
In our racist, sexist society, Christmas is the eight hours when we stop killing each other and gratuitous overeating is encouraged so that the starving and other people in the world can die!
Lloyd Kaufman
The stage sharpened my creative instrument and encouraged me to go deeper and try new things.
Ben Vereen
My parents were very supportive and always encouraged us. My father was a gentle, nice man. My mother was quite a colorful character and a keen reader who encouraged me to write.
My family was artistic and encouraged me to express myself. I was a show-off, so they took me to ballet class.
As for restaurants and fast-food places who tip tons of oil down their drains, they are routinely encouraged to use fat traps, but enforcement is minimal. It costs money to cart away fat (although now that fat is being turned into energy, it can make money).
When I was growing up I was on a really tight budget. There was a lot I couldn’t do. My mom encouraged my sister and I to pray about things and trust the Lord. It’s important for parents to do that.
She encouraged any artistic impulse I had, and my fathe

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had, and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had. They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
Bill Griffith
I would ask my parents something, but then go to my siblings. We were encouraged to bounce ideas off everyone.
Ahmet Zappa
I have always encouraged my restaurant operators and team members to give back to the local community.
I was never encouraged to believe anything. I was brought up in a profoundly agnostic or pantheistic community.
I think medically, football is generally well looked after. There are always checks made. Anything which can be done to make footballers or sportsmen of any area safer has to be encouraged.
I was a kid with a lot of dreams. And my parents encouraged me in every possible way.
Srinidhi Shetty
My hair used to be real long, and my parents were encouraged when I cut it. They thought I was going ‘straight,’ but I was just getting weirder – at least in their eyes. I was getting into the punk thing.
Billy Idol
I’ve spent my whole life playing football. My father didn’t want me to play rugby because he felt it was very hard on the body, so at school, I was encouraged to play football, and that’s where everything started.
As much as I love my daughters, I wasn’t happy with only being a stay-at-home-dad, and my wife encouraged me to try, to really try, at being a writer. More than anything, I didn’t want to let her down.
Many foreign property owners work in the City of London and are encouraged to bring their expertise and earning power to this country because of the favourable capital tax environment. Attacking their property profit may encourage some to leave, but it would certainly deter others from coming in the first place.
There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.
Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
I think the influence of contemporary feminism has been very unhelpful to the current generation of girls. They are constantly being encouraged to speak out about how they feel victimised.
I was hopeful and I was encouraged that there will be a difference between the President Trump and the campaigning Trump.
When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.
I’ve taken this year to concentrate fully on the promotion of ‘The Lady.’ This movie has been so meaningful; until we have premiered in every part of the world and encouraged as many people as possible to shine the spotlight on the Burmese people and Daw Suu, I will not have a next project.
A vigorous and profitable drug industry is not a problem to be solved but a goal to be encouraged.
Too many people feel that where you start out dictates where you should end up. I was on welfare and just shy of 19 when my first daughter was born, but I was encouraged to take advantage of my ability and drive and remained in school.
Whenever I was encouraged by my elders to pick up a book, I was often told, ‘Read so as to know the world.’ And it is true; books have invited me into different countries, states of mind, social conditions and historical epochs; they have offered me a place at the most unusual gatherings.
I think the reason working-class people don’t write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books.
Len Deighton
I am an engineer by profession, but I knew I wanted to act. My parents always encouraged me, and when my father shifted to Mumbai for work for a brief while, I came along.
I always liked performing. I learnt to sing, play the piano and dance. I was good at academics too but I was interested in extra-curricular activities. My parents encouraged me.
For the first time in my life, I put my body and reputation on the line to stand up for my beliefs and do the right thing. I hope I’ve encouraged other people to do the same.
Lucy Lawless
I was encouraged that a group of women wanted to start WISH List, which works like EMILY’s List, only it supports pro-choice Republican women. It was started by one of our members, and I was happy to tell her how we did it and encourage her.
Ellen Malcolm
I’d gone to Wellesley College, an amazing women’s college where the students were encouraged to follow our dreams. However, after I graduated and had a historical romance published, more than a few people indicated that, in some way, my career choice was a ‘waste‘ of so much education.
Lisa Kleypas
My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.
It was my dad who encouraged me to come into films.
Humility was considered a great virtue in my family household. No show of complacency or self-satisfaction was ever tolerated. Patting yourself on the back was definitely not encouraged, and pleasure or pride would be punishable by death.
The idea that only the swaggering, all-knowing, and ruthlessly ambitious succeed is a lie. One that has discouraged so many people with so much potential – and worse, encouraged many more to crash and burn.
Sometimes I like practicing, sometimes I don’t. But I like the result… I hardly ever get discouraged. Maybe right when it’s very hard to get something done correctly, but then the idea flashes through of how to fix it. And I get encouraged. And other ideas flow.
The glamour of twentieth-century air travel helped to persuade once-fearful travelers to take to the skies and encouraged parochial Americans to go out and see the world.
I had acting teachers, and one of the things that was e

I had acting teachers, and one of the things that was encouraged was to keep it fresh, to be spontaneous. That’s the magic of film often.
My parents encouraged me to be creative by being creative and interesting people themselves, and by making it clear how highly they valued creativity in others.
We’re not an acting family, but my parents have always encouraged me.
I’m doing my best to mindfully raise my son to feel safe and encouraged to express himself.
I was raised as a Calvinist, which is doctrine-driven. And though there are many things wrong with Calvinism, you are at least encouraged to argue about things.
Paul Schrader
It was Nate Monaster who encouraged me to be a writer.
Gary David Goldberg
All children should have a chance to speak up for what matters to them, like school violence, and they should be encouraged to take action to end violence against children.
Australia has always encouraged the little bloke to have a go, the Aussie battler to get up.
When I went to my local grammar school, Lurgan College, girls were not encouraged to study science. My parents hit the roof and, along with other parents, demanded a curriculum change.
I have encouraged my kids to eat well from day one. I add flavorherbs and spices – to everything because I don’t want them getting used to starchy, bland food. I also want them to experiment – they don’t have to love everything, but they do have to try it.
I discovered Deborah Ellis’s books in the school library after my head teacher encouraged me to go beyond the school curriculum and look for books I might enjoy.
When I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, I was highly encouraged to move to Boston to train as a hopeful for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. I remember packing up my car, traveling out here to live with other teammates and share an apartment.
When I was little, I would open up lawnmowers and try to make them go faster. I wasn’t strong enough to do some things, so I’d wait for my dad to get home from work to help me. He was great, but he never really encouraged me, and I’ll be the same if I have kids: I’ll leave them to do their own thing.
My teachers encouraged me to audition for some professional work during our summer vacation. I landed my first job. It was for the National Theatre Company’s Mimika Pantomime troupe. I ended up touring with them for the next two years.
As an actor, I’m allowed – encouraged! – to explore emotions that have been basically unacceptable in my life. I have a huge well of emotional stuff, and once I give myself permission as an actor, it all comes to the surface. But I’ll be damned if I can give myself permission to bring it out as a man.
The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it.
Children aren’t being taught to cook or encouraged to try things or told why food is important.
Oh the Christian church has encouraged enormous immaturity among the peoples who are its primary adherence.
The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that ‘Popery’ when encouraged by government has always been dangerous to the liberties of the people.
Lord George Gordon
I was encouraged to be imaginative and read, and it was a great childhood for a budding writer because I had the time and the freedom to go into a world of my own.
Kids can be born with potential but unless it’s encouraged – pushed, even – I don’t think it will ever come to fruition.
Vanessa Mae
I was just so fortunate to have parents who encouraged me to try things and do what I wanted.
The gas man came one day, and he said, ‘What does your husband do?’ so I told him, and he said, ‘What’s the use of that?’ He had a point, but on the other hand, I firmly believed in Stephen and his brilliance. I encouraged him to popularise his science just because the gas man had been so insulting.
Dad encouraged us to get jobs. He’d help us get a job if we knew what we wanted.
In subsidized theater, you are encouraged to take risks. It’s about being imaginative and artistic. That’s the priority. It might not be a success, but let’s try.
It’s true that monetary policy was too lax for too long, and the government encouraged lending to people who were unlikely to repay their loans.
My dogs have helped me enjoy things that I wasn’t good at before. They’ve encouraged me to be more active and creative.
When I was young, I wanted to be a writer or painter. I was always writing stories, and I excelled at drawing. My teachers encouraged my art work. When I was 9 or 10, I began learning piano and started writing music.
I keep a notebook on my bedside table and write poetry every night before I go to sleep. It’s been something I’ve been doing since I was in the second grade, when I was encouraged by my teacher.
My father encouraged me to work in the library, just because it was the world that he knew. But I also wanted to do it. I also wanted to work in the library and be part of the library somehow, because it represented a world that really wasn’t represented in my home, and I wanted it to be.
The recession‘s high unemployment rates may have encouraged people to start sole proprietorships, but there are many obstacles in the way of growing a company to create jobs.
We're encouraged by the engagement on ClassPass and the

We’re encouraged by the engagement on ClassPass and the tremendous growth we’ve had that shows we are fulfilling our mission of helping people live a more active life.
My parents always encouraged us to get an education and establish a profession. However, my brothers and I grew up with considerable freedom, whether it was saving or spending our tips from the restaurant or our career choices.
Ferid Murad
I’ve studied various schools of thought… I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I’ve found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times.
For 500 years after Gutenberg, the dominant form of information was the printed page: knowledge was primarily delivered in a fixed format, one that encouraged readers to believe in stable and settled truths.
As I hail from a conservative family, watching films was never encouraged in our house.
When I was at UCLA, a professor there encouraged me to write, and so I looked into specializing in creative writing in the English Department. And through that, I started writing plays.
Having a dad in the service was helpful. I was forever meeting new kids, going to new schools, moving to new neighborhoods. I was encouraged when I attended the American School in Germany.
Saab never asked me to give up my career. In fact, he encouraged me to continue acting after marriage. But, after a while, my heart was not in my career. I just wanted to take care of Saab.
Storms and darkness scared me, but somehow it encouraged me to learn about nature and I think nothing’s dark, dark is beautiful too.
I had five brothers and sisters. Four of them older, and some of them played instruments, and we would get together and have family recitals and raise money for the church. I belonged to a wonderful church community that encouraged me to sing.
I grew up with parents who really encouraged me to listen to as much music as I could.
Interreligious dialogue is extremely important for religious people as well as secular people or non-believers. They should participate, and they should be encouraged to have interreligious dialogue, because dialogue is a channel or an instrument to promote intimacy between individual.
One of the things I admire most about millennials is they celebrate individualism, and their singularity is encouraged. To be different is to be cool as opposed to weird.
Having presented a few travel shows, I have become less lazy on holiday; it has encouraged me to go out and explore.
My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.
I got a C in art when I was in 11th grade. That it is even possible to come out of a high school art class with a C is wondrous, especially considering the creative license we were encouraged to use to, for lack of a better axiom, color outside the lines.
My mom said it’s always positive vibes. I love good vibes, and that’s what I get off people all of the time. That’s what I want to give out to other people is those vibes and to have hope and dreams and to build that confidence and be encouraged to do whatever they want in life if they put their mind to it.
My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.
Leon Jouhaux
When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.
I was approached by friends who encouraged me to run for an open seat – attorney general of Michigan. It was a big risk.
I was always in the popular crowd, but I really had atrocious teeth. I was encouraged to ‘do well in school, ’cause no one’s going to marry you!’
I grew up in this room filled with musical instruments, but most importantly, I had a family who encouraged me to invest in my own imagination, and so things I created, things I built were good things to be building just because I was making them, and I think that’s such an important idea.
I’m somebody who deserves to be supported and encouraged to continue my work because I have a lot to give.
As he assumes the awesome responsibilities of the presidency, Donald Trump has inherited a world on fire and a U.S. military weakened by years of senseless budget cuts. I am encouraged that he recognizes these problems and has pledged to rebuild the military.
Jaan would send me songs and ask me what I thought about his singing. I have always encouraged him, and I always will. He asked me to call a few industry people who I know. I called Mukesh Bhattji, Ramesh Tauraniji and a few others, and Jaan went to meet them, but now it’s up to them if they want to give him work.
If you’re in a workplace you don’t like right now, be encouraged because God will use it for your good. Think about it this way: He wants you to be a light in the darkness – and He’s putting His confidence in you!
In Morocco, there is an insistence on authority. Children are not encouraged to speak up in front of their parents. My parents were not like this. I was the kind of girl who could tell her father, ‘No, what you are saying is totally untrue, and I don’t agree with you.’
I am President of the UN created University for Peace, which has a strong commitment to the relationship between peace, security and the environment. I meet with young people around the world and I always come away enthused and encouraged.
My father said writing was a nice hobby. He strongly encouraged my brother and me to become doctors.
My science teachers always encouraged their classes to ‘go out and discover something’ because all scientific endeavors depend on observation and experimentation. Through such pursuits, anyone can find something new to science, and if it’s truly novel, the entire edifice of science might have to be restructured.
We are all encouraged that Bush appears, really for the first time in his experience on the stage of presidential politics, relaxed. His comfort is our comfort.
John Dean
Everybody in my family's funny. Being funny was highly

Everybody in my family’s funny. Being funny was highly encouraged in our family, I think.
I spent two years in the Army. And my older brother, who was also a great positive influence on me, encouraged me to think about law school, and I said – well, I didn’t have any money.
I was greatly inspired by my late father, who was a well-known name in the brewing industry. It was he who encouraged me to take the road less traversed and gave me the confidence to pursue my path of entrepreneurship.
At the undergraduate level, SNU has a unique ‘Opportunities for Undergraduate Research’ programme. Students are encouraged to undertake research programmes at the undergraduate level and get trained in the interdisciplinary research.
Each NFL team has its own policy about their own players dating their own cheerleaders. And in the Raiders there is no policy against it, though it is not encouraged. Yes, there are successful relationships between players and Raiderettes.
Emily Compagno
I’m really encouraged by the progress I’ve seen with what they’re doing with the women in WWE, but I feel like there’s a lot more than can be done.
I had a nanny growing up in Morocco, and my parents encouraged me to put myself in her shoes sometimes.
Every time I wrote fiction, I was discouraged, and every time I wrote nonfiction, I was encouraged.
Mum, who had been a dancer with a small ballet company before she got married, was full of encouragement. She didn’t say, ‘This is really good, you should do this’, She just encouraged us to do whatever we liked.
Dannii Minogue
It was my dad who encouraged me to come into films.
Unlike a lot of actors, my father encouraged all his kids to go into show business. He loved it so much.
It was a very big decision when I decided to leave B. Tech to come to Mumbai. But they were always supportive. At one point, I felt I shouldn’t do it. My mother encouraged me then.
When I went to university in Colorado, I was encouraged to write very innovative, experimental things, and some of the short stories in ‘Bearded Ladies‘ are a little bit experimental.
Kate Grenville
I hail from an orthodox family, but they encouraged me to learn various dance forms.
Mentors and sponsors, particularly in the early stages of my career, were invaluable to me because they encouraged me to raise my hand and take opportunities to build my capabilities.
There are many documentary filmmakers who have a tough time because they don’t really get what they need to do what they want. There are so many people with good visions that should be encouraged and helped. And they will deliver, I’m sure.
My dad was a keen cricketer – he played at school and club level – but it was hard for him to find time for it because he was a farmer, so he encouraged me and my brother.
Young writers need to be encouraged to write – just write – with no restrictions on form, style or content.
Kelley Armstrong
The Quaker upbringing was not strict, but it was frugal. Extremely frugal. One was always encouraged to give away one’s worldly goods.
Kathy Baker
Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It’s not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
Rebecca Lobo
I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man’s conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains.
Bill Mauldin
It’s great when improv is encouraged. It’s a really fun thing. It depends on who’s in the movie and how their process works as well. It takes a director who is open to that because you have a script, but then something funny could happen on set.
Unusually for an Indian man of his generation, my father, being aware of my mother’s intellectual abilities, encouraged her to go abroad by herself to obtain a Ph.D.
I do think imagination is enormously valuable, and that children should be encouraged in their imagination. That’s very true.
Our parents have always encouraged us to be independent and dream big.
Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won – and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
Donna Rice
I have been very encouraged by President Obama‘s call to action on climate change both at his Inauguration and in the State of the Union Address. This is a global imperative. I also welcome President Obama‘s intention to pursue reductions in nuclear arsenals.
I always sang when I was little and my father, who was a great influence on me, also had a wonderful voice. He and my mother really encouraged me to sing and play the piano. They were always very supportive.
I remember spending evenings looking at the sky with my dad, who was interested. He was a civil engineer and was interested in science as a kid. And he always encouraged me.
My parents were able to pay our expenses, but not for education. We were encouraged to work hard in school and get scholarships.
I had a happy childhood, with many stimulations and support from my parents who, in postwar times, when it was difficult to buy things, made children’s books and toys for us. We had much freedom and were encouraged by our parents to do interesting things.
Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
If people want to protest, to get out there and express

If people want to protest, to get out there and express themselves, as long as they do it peacefully, they should be encouraged to do so.
I found that my career at Bell Telephone Labs thrived because of the environment, which encouraged cooperative research, offered opportunities for access to sophisticated equipment, and fellowship.
Willard Boyle
I am extremely grateful and humbled by the solidarity and support expressed by countless persons, ex-judges, lawyers, activists and fellow citizens who encouraged me to remain firm and true to my beliefs and conscience.
Learning Japanese was certainly a task, but my passion for the culture, as well as my will to communicate with fans and friends, always encouraged me to continue.
My father was placid and easygoing. He owned a small shoe store where I helped out on Saturdays. I think he’d have been pleased if I’d made a career of working in the shoe store. But my mother was ambitious. She encouraged us to read books, and she pushed us toward a musical education.
Alan W. Livingston
Growing up, I was encouraged to get a good education, get a real job doing something I enjoyed, and, should the opportunity present itself, consider public service as just that: a chance to serve, not an end in itself.
I was my father’s son and my mother’s daughter. There was never any time when I felt I wasn’t equally capable – whether it was being the only girl in the county who could hit a jump shot in basketball or playing first base in the baseball with the boys. I was always encouraged to do whatever I wanted to do.
It is kind of a cliche that many Indian parents, especially in the U.S., want their kids to become doctors or engineers. But my parents encouraged me to turn to music when they found that I had the passion and talent.
I don’t think people should be encouraged to look like Kate Moss; I think that’s unreasonable. I think the normal human body should be glorified. By the same token, if you need a stick to wash yourself, you’re not healthy.
Norway has had a carbon tax in place for a long time. This has not slowed down industrial development. Rather, it has encouraged innovation and the development of solutions that reduce emissions and bring down operating costs.
When I entered college, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. My advisor happened to be from the theater department, and he encouraged me to take some classes there, which I did.
David Selby
As actors, we’re all encouraged to feel that each job is the last job. They plant some little electrode in your head at an early stage and you think, ‘Be grateful, be grateful, be grateful.’
There’s nobody in my family that’s in performance or in the business in any way, so it was not something that was encouraged as a profession. It was more just encouraged as a personality trait.
Tanushree taught me how to do make-up when I didn’t even know how to hold a brush, She encouraged me to go to acting school when I was not confident about my personality and acting. She even got my pictures done by the best photographers in town. She motivated me to do my best.
I listened to people who encouraged me and believed in me.
I was trained within a black radical tradition that encouraged struggle within our own movements because it sharpens collective analysis – bringing us closer to the tools we need to achieve liberation.
My father, he really encouraged me to really get into acting. He loved it so much, and he taught all the basics.
I wrote all the time, and I had teachers who encouraged it.
I grew up in a very musical family, but music was not encouraged as a career. It was a hobby.
You’ve got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.
If so and so would have given me the right opportunity, or if this person would have encouraged me – I could have made a million excuses on why I wasn’t playing in the NFL. You have no more excuses… what do you do from now until your opportunity presents itself? It’s all up to you.
Television was restricted by my parents. They encouraged reading more than anything. It wasn’t done in a let’s-get-educated kind of way, it was: ‘This looks like it might be fun so let’s do it.’ There were a lot of castles, art galleries, museums and mountains to climb.
Black artists are encouraged to explore their identity but are then pigeonholed according to their ethnicity. We may have seen the decline of old racism, but we are witnessing a new kind of racialising.
Getting rid of Bin Laden is good for the cause of peace worldwide but what counts is to overcome the discourse and the methods – the violent methods – that were created and encouraged by Bin Laden and others in the world.
I started with CB radio, ham radio, and eventually went into computers. And I was just fascinated with it. And back then, when I was in school, computer hacking was encouraged. It was an encouraged activity. In fact, I remember one of the projects my teacher gave me was writing a log-in simulator.
I was always encouraged to participate in whatever sports I wanted to be in.
Our common realm is not and cannot be stripped of values – I absolutely reject the idea that religion should somehow be tolerated but not encouraged in public life.
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Pagan Day’ was Alex Fergusson’s idea. It was him that encouraged me to start making music again and start Psychic TV.
Modelling, fashion and film have all encouraged me to learn more about issues and to feel empowered enough to do something about them.
We live in a society that celebrates familial connection above any other kind of relationship. We are shown photos of our great-grandparents and encouraged to marvel over facial similarities. We are told to take pride in our bloodlines, celebrate our ancestry.
Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relations

Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves.
Jerome Bruner
When I was in the hospital, everyone was worried for me, and I realised that I had to do something in my life so that people would stop looking at me with pity. I spoke to my elder brother and my coach about climbing the Everest, and they encouraged me.
The people at MTV are encouraged to be very confrontational and declarative about their tastes.
John Seabrook
A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it’s also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs.
Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.
I’m lucky that my family is musical. Music was encouraged. So when I saw Carlos Santana play and decided to really pursue the electric guitar in earnest, it was OK. My parents knew I was going to go for it.
The Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Aloysius Grade School influenced my life tremendously. This was due to the fact that they encouraged you always to make sure that God is the focus of your life, and they didn’t allow you to do anything except to the very best of your ability.
Like most early enthusiasts, I always thought the way the Internet encouraged multitasking made users less vulnerable to manipulation, while simultaneously exploiting even more of our brain‘s capacity than before. Apparently not.
My parents encouraged me in everything I ever wanted to do.
Being incarcerated does not mean being devoid of the capacity to learn, grow, and think, and it’s critical that prisons provide spaces where learning can be both cultivated and encouraged.
If you are feeling some December blues, or even depression, don’t fight it. Instead, do something for yourself. Be reflective. Let the emotions exist. And be encouraged that, like me, you can get to a better place, but it can take time.
Music was always encouraged as a passion and a hobby, but I was never told, ‘This should be your job. You write music and record for a living.’ It doesn’t happen for people.
People in the music industry are very professional and helpful. I really felt encouraged at every point because I met good people and got inspiration from them.
White people have basically been encouraged for most of recent history in America to think of themselves as outside of race. White people do have race. They need to understand how their race has been constructed as artificially as everybody else‘s.
My parents have always encouraged me to follow my dreams and do what makes me happy.
I was studying with Stella Adler, who was a great, great teacher who encouraged me to be an actor. I had thought I would just write or direct or whatever. I wasn’t thinking very much of Hollywood. I was thinking only of the legitimate theatre. But then I changed.
I was in fact pretty much – by the larger culture, by the local culture, by people around me, by people on TV – encouraged to imagine women as something slightly inferior to men.
I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms as a kid and weren’t encouraged and then didn’t go anywhere with it and so they’re unhappy in their jobs as adults.
William Joyce
When I am challenged, I am encouraged. Don’t misjudge my demeanor of composure and patience.
When you had thugs and bullies and killers imposing their will on their own people or other people – if you don’t respond to it, it just keeps coming because they’re encouraged by their own success.
I still derive immense pleasure from remembering how many hod-carrying brickies were encouraged to put on lurex tights and mince up and down the high street, having been assured by know-it-alls like me that a smidgen of blusher really attracted the birds.
In making policy designed with copyright in mind, you end up making decisions about whether other important technologies, such as privacy-enhancing or file-search technologies, should be encouraged or discouraged. A collision is happening between creativity and protecting IP.
Edward Felten
I started creative writing classes at Aberdeen Central Library, and the writer-in-residence there, Todd McEwen, encouraged me a great deal. He showed my stories to his editor, and I thought that was just what happened to everyone who took his classes!
Leila Aboulela
The ‘reality‘ shows on television, the Internet, these things have encouraged people to behave with less and less restraint. We are broadcasting our emotions in public in a way that has never happened before.
I was always been encouraged to get into the field of acting when I was in college and I even attended an audition once. But my parents weren’t supportive of that decision back then.
Ashwin Kumar
As somebody who happens to be gay, I particularly resent that minorities are being encouraged to be fragile and bitter.
Andy Ngo
A friend of mine encouraged me to try rapping, so I started experimenting with it, writing verses, seeing if I could fit an extra word or syllable into each line without tripping myself up.
I was encouraged to use my voice and explore my passions outside of the sport. And when I did that, I was finally able to realize my true self-worth. I was more than that of a gymnast.
I was a very curious person because of my parents. They encouraged me to be as curious about as many things as I wanted.
Growing up in New York with artist parents – a very liberal environment, where we were always encouraged to challenge the status quo – I think for a long time I confused jingoism with patriotism. And that is a mistake.
I just think that is so important to keep a strong support system, to keep yourself encouraged.
My father read poetry to me, encouraged me to memorize

My father read poetry to me, encouraged me to memorize poems. But the writing of it was quite a different thing.
C. K. Williams
My mother quit her job in advertising in order to raise us and she really allowed and encouraged us to be ourselves.
I wasn’t good at examinations, but I went to a very good secondary school – Bolton-on-Dearne – with wonderful teachers, who taught me drama and encouraged me in every way.
My imam at the Central Mosque said there was no problem with making music. In fact, he encouraged me – he said if the songs are moral, not offensive, then go ahead.
Creativity was definitely a big part of our household, and I remember always writing stories and being encouraged to be creative.
I was brought up in a home environment where I was taught to think critically and was encouraged to seek answers to questions about my faith.
My kindergarten teacher encouraged me to learn, as did my school headmaster, who gave me a grant to study.
When people see shows like ‘Antakshari’ or ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ they are encouraged to take part in such shows.
If a child wants to read ‘Twilight‘ over Middlemarch, they should be encouraged – the important thing is to get them reading in the first place.
Music was something I was encouraged to do, which I appeared to be quite good at, but it was never a passion. Writing was always my first love.
Allan Guthrie
One of my coaches encouraged me to try it. In the beginning, I didn’t want to take any free-kicks but he pushed me to do it. Then I started scoring a few goals and everything changed.
My family always encouraged my drawing ability. Kids in school who teased me about my reading would get out of their seats and stand behind my desk as I worked and go, ‘Wow, you can really draw.’ Later, I earned a degree in Fine Art and got a Ph.D. in Art History.
If you look at the history of our country over the last 100 years, there have been periods where science and research have been celebrated. They were really kind of held up as heroes in society, which encouraged a generation of people to go into these fields.
I wrote a song several years ago while I was in college called ‘Muscadine Wine.’ I really didn’t know if it had potential or not, if it was good or bad or what. I played it for my roommates – who I played ball with – one night, and I knew they would tell me the truth. They loved it, and that encouraged me.
Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won – and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
Donna Rice
I was raised by my mom. My dad was always traveling, but she allowed me and encouraged me to be close to my dad. So I grew up with three parents: my mom, my dad and my stepmom. Ninety percent of the time I was with my mom, and 10 percent was with my dad.
When I was a kid, my parents encouraged me to take many different classes. Piano was one that I really fell in love with.
Noel Fisher
I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent, by my father.
I had an opportunity to hit tennis balls with Billie Jean King when she was in South Africa when I was 11. She encouraged me to pursue my dream, and I did.
Ilana Kloss
I’ve always been a creative person since I was young. I enjoyed art, museums, plays, but it wasn’t until I was about 10 that my mother encouraged me to choose a career, and it was acting.
I love to improvise when it’s appropriate and encouraged by a producer.
Rob Paulsen
My parents have let me do whatever I am interested in. Initially, they were apprehensive, but when they realised that filmmaking was my passion and that I was doing a good job with the short films and the recognition in ‘Naalaya Iyakkunar’ TV show, they supported and encouraged me.
I was studying with Stella Adler, who was a great, great teacher who encouraged me to be an actor. I had thought I would just write or direct or whatever. I wasn’t thinking very much of Hollywood. I was thinking only of the legitimate theatre. But then I changed.
Well, I always wanted to write from the time I was very little, and my mother encouraged me. She wrote a journal from the time she was 15 up until about the age of 76.
Francine Rivers
When people think of the word ‘drive,’ they often think you have it or you don’t, and that’s where we’re wrong. Drive is something that can be encouraged by a wonderful teacher, by a terrific classroom environment, by an awesome soccer team that you are on, and it can be squashed as well.
Bryan Gray at Preston gave me a chance, even though Joe Royle and Ian Rush were being linked with the job. He taught me an awful lot about structuring the job and encouraged me to invest in young players.
Hale had answered when the President of the United States can’t go to a city of the United States and be protected, we’ve come to a very difficult time in our nation‘s history, and encouraged him to come.
Lindy Boggs
My mother was an English teacher and she imbibed the habit of reading, and encouraged me to participate in debates and the like.
My dedication to trying to be a poet started very, very young, and I was very well encouraged by good teachers and by older friends and so on, so I think it is a benediction, and I also think it is a calling, a duty.
The way the Indian cinema is going, I think more and more films on new topics will be encouraged by the audience.
It was clear to my parents that I had the gift of voice, and they encouraged me to pursue it.
Rain Phoenix
Dad always encouraged my singing, so when 'Don't Go Bre

Dad always encouraged my singing, so when ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ was a hit in the States, I flew my parents to New York first-class to see me, put them up at the Waldorf Astoria, then they sailed home on the QE2.
Kiki Dee
Why was I so single-minded about acting? Acting wasn’t in the family; no one went to the theatre in my street. It wasn’t encouraged in my school.
With ‘Friday Night Lights,’ we were encouraged to make it our own and improvise as much as we wanted.
My father was a big influence. He kept telling me to pursue football, always. He always encouraged me and my brother.
I attended a high school with more than 4,000 students and met with a guidance counselor only once during my four-year stint. Despite my clear strengths in science and math, my counselor’s advice was to pursue a degree in business. A career in engineering was never encouraged nor, in fact, ever mentioned.
My mother encouraged it so much. She was so supportive. Even if as a kid, I would do the dumbest trick, which now that I look back on some things, she would love it, she would say that’s amazing, or if I’d make the ugliest drawing, she would hang it up. She was amazing.
My parents brought us up in a very clever way, which was that they saw what we were interested in naturally, and then they encouraged whatever that may be. When I started sharing a keen interest in drama and the theater, instead of steering me away from it, they encouraged me to see plays and think about drama school.
It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented – and unprecedentedly profitable – effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race.
That’s the way blacks have been encouraged to think: that we got to stick together. You’ve got a situation today where if a black person says he thinks O.J. Simpson‘s guilty, other blacks will cut their eyes at him and say, ‘You ought to go somewhere and sit down and shut up.’
Black girls are punished, many times violently so, for questioning and challenging authority, which is something that is often celebrated and encouraged as a sign of intelligence and critical thinking in white boys.
I’ve been lucky with my friends, most of all with Debina. If it wasn’t for her, I’d have probably given up. She encouraged and inspired me. Due to her I felt motivated to do my best for my career.
When I was a kid, I loved to draw, and I was lucky because I had parents and teachers and grown-ups around who recognised and encouraged that.
Although I loved working on technology – I’ve always been a computer geek at heart – my professors encouraged me to get a real-world job working with customers.
As long as I can remember, I’ve always loved to draw. But my interest in drawing wasn’t encouraged very much.
Usually, girls weren’t encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.
Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported.
Paul Berg
Thanks to everyone who’s encouraged and supported my work over the years.
Thanks to everyone who’s encouraged and supported my work over the years.
Where once Lego offered a whimsical form of escapism into the world of the subconscious, encouraging creativity and imagination, it’s transformed into a rigidbox tickingdiscipline where children are encouraged to build by conformity.
My mother and father definitely encouraged me. People used to tell my mom that I should be in commercials, and then everything kicked off from there, and my first gig was some print work.
Raven Goodwin
Everyone is encouraged to see their lives, the world through the eyes of the rich.
We do know the welfare system, starting in the ’60s, basically encouraged the dissolution of marriage, encouraged families to separate in order to get the benefits.
It seems to be very clear that each new generation that comes – not only audiences but young bands as well – are very encouraged and enthused and inspired by my work.
We’ve forgotten to respect clothes and consider who made them and where the material came from. We’ve been encouraged to buy things and, if we don’t like them, bin them. When I grew up, we’d repair things or alter them.
My grandmother passed away before I could get to know her. She had an interest in films and writing. She wrote two novels under a pen name and encouraged women around her to pursue their dreams. So my family decided to start a school in her memory.
My parents encouraged thought. You’ll get through life better if you learn how to think.
I wanted to study film at an art school – I loved the idea of being surrounded by designers and artists. We were encouraged to be experimental.
My father was into textile painting and ran a small business. He encouraged me a lot and loved seeing my plays.
The entertainment industry isn’t a line of work encouraged in the Persian culture. When I called my dad to say I wanted to quit medicine, there was about three minutes of silence. I’m not sure he knew what to do with himself!
I never liked my father. He really was a dullard and misanthrope. My mother and he were married for 22, years and it was an ill match. She encouraged me to be a writer. She opened her home to black friends, and this was the 1950s. She didn’t care later when I write about her.
The only solution to the violence problem in America is a return to traditional parental involvement. This should be encouraged by every elected official. Also, the abandonment and neglect of children by their parents should have civil consequences.
I have always encouraged open and frank discussion amon

I have always encouraged open and frank discussion among embassy employees and the expression of dissenting views, because this is the best way to maintain morale among embassy personnel and to arrive at sensible decisions which are in the best interests of the United States.
My father also encouraged my love of nature. He urged me to become a Cub Scout, and later a Boy Scout, and I found I really liked being outdoors.
My first manager, Suzanne DeWalt, saw a play I was in. She was invited by the director Joan Scheckel, who was my first real acting teacher. Joan was also good friends with my friend Susie Landau Finch, who had first encouraged me to consider acting, so that’s how I began studying.
Gale Harold
Our parents were just brilliant parents who encouraged us to do whatever we wanted to do.
I think country needs to have a sporting culture. I think if sports were taken as curriculum in school and are encouraged in right way like government of Maharashtra and Haryana have done given Marks for Sports and encouraging them with good jobs.
Gagan Narang
In our community, we are encouraged to take up professions like medicine or engineering that offer consistency and job security. Acting is not a ‘real’ profession.
My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me. They didn’t put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys, the way some American parents do.
Nastassja Kinski
I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet.
Philip Levine
Maybe directors who are more interested in realism and naturalism come from cities, where they see things on their doorstep every day. But growing up as a kid in a very pretty but ever-so-slightly boring town, where not a great deal happened, encouraged me to be more escapist, more imaginative, and more of a daydreamer.
There’s no Marvel list. As a filmmaker, you are not only encouraged, but you are really supported to let your voice shine through. You have total freedom to push, scratch the surface and try things.
My parents really encouraged me.
Randy Castillo
The most incredible part of seeing people embrace and recognize my music is experiencing the lives of people when they are powerfully affected, encouraged, and personally impacted.
I have a body butter beauty line. I’m interested in health and wellness, and my friends encouraged me to do this. So, I made it a business.
My father, he really encouraged me to really get into acting. He loved it so much, and he taught all the basics.
My father always encouraged me to get an education, but he was also a guy that, when he was younger, had ridden the rails from town to town to box and wrestle for money.
I’d like ‘Rookie‘ to be a helpful resource, but I never want it to be too prescriptive. Hopefully, it also makes the reader feel encouraged to think for herself.
My father was a steelworker who’d come over from Abruzzi, in Italy. He played in the band and he encouraged me to be a musician.
In 2010, I consulted with President Clinton after his bypass grafts occluded and encouraged him to make healthy lifestyle changes including a whole-foods, plant-based diet low in refined carbohydrates.
Dad has always encouraged me to do TV. He has always told me if you get something really good, path-breaking and that you want to do in your career, you should definitely take up.
Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It’s not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
Rebecca Lobo
I think it is important to surround myself with artists who share the same goals and aspirations. This way, I am constantly encouraged to sharpen my craft and challenge myself.
I don’t want everyone toeing the same line. You have got to have discussions and someone might then think of a fresh strategy, which has to be encouraged.
We live in a culture built on debt, so we are encouraged to have no self control.
Mum always encouraged us to run, she was very athletic.
I’d gone to Wellesley College, an amazing women’s college where the students were encouraged to follow our dreams. However, after I graduated and had a historical romance published, more than a few people indicated that, in some way, my career choice was a ‘waste‘ of so much education.
Lisa Kleypas
I think of myself as a little kid, and I had a wild imagination, but it was something that was encouraged and supported, which helped steer me into the arts.
I think being in a band is probably the only job when you’re actively encouraged to be out of it most of the time.
Sometimes because a woman is beautiful, she’s not encouraged to be more, although she may have so much more to offer.
Susan Anton
Disco told audiences to dance, while punk told them to be anything but passive. The artists didn’t mind; in fact, they encouraged it.
All the societal pressures that make girls feel as if they’re too smart, especially in the sciences – ‘No one will date them. They won’t be popular.’ – don’t apply to boys. The boys are being encouraged.
I am encouraged by the news today that United States special operations personnel found, identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency.
I grew up in a very strong, nuclear family. My father w

I grew up in a very strong, nuclear family. My father was a sportsman. He represented South Africa in a couple of sports, so he was a very positive person and someone who encouraged you to be your best and give your best with everything that you do.
Gail Kelly
Mum encouraged my love of history. She was always dragging me off to visit historic properties, and then I reached an age when I suddenly appreciated it. We have a big overlap in interests and often work together.
As Donald Trump and his cabinet now demonstrate, the skills encouraged in men by their biologies and the tools that boys master in the playground have not equipped them to deal with the unprecedented global crisis we are now facing.
I’m very encouraged by millennials and their drive to make the world a better place.
It really disturbs me that the environmental movement has been co-opted by creation-worshippers instead of being encouraged by the Creator-worshippers.
From my youth team all the way through, I was encouraged to play that way by Keith Hill when I was at Barnsley, and then Roberto Martinez at Everton, through to Gareth Southgate when he was in charge of the England Under-21s.
I remember I rapped for a friend, and my friend really encouraged me and was blown away, like ‘Whoa, that was dope!’ Ever since then, I kept going.
Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It’s all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.
My mother, a teacher, encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living, and my father, a Mississippi physician, did two things. First, he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else, and he never pressured me to become a doctor.
My dad is very successful in his business. He’s always been big in having hobbies and having little ways to get away. He always made time for hunting and fishing. He always encouraged me to do it.
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
Selma helped make it possible for hundreds and thousands of people in the South to become registered voters and encouraged people all across America to become participants in a democratic process.
There are people who are victims in life, and I don’t think they should be encouraged.
I would say that one of the things that encouraged me so much when I became elected to the leadership was the letters I received from fathers of daughters, saying that, ‘My daughter can now do many more things because of what you did.’
Young people in Israel are encouraged to design, produce and sell their products from high school. Technical universities also matter. Teach and introduce entrepreneurship courses in technical universities.
I had an art teacher who’s the reason I got there in high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama. That’s where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.
I’ve invented several games for use as teaching tools in my classroom: one of them, a game called ‘Iron Age: Council of the Clans,’ got so popular among my students that they encouraged me to publish it, which I did.
When I have an evening out I like to see big musicals where the whole audience is encouraged to giddy up out of the seat.
I love to sing and play the piano. As a child, I’ve always loved to sing my heart out, and even my teachers encouraged me to take up singing.
Terence Lewis
My parents noticed my love for clothes and encouraged me to study design abroad. I decided to join the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York but never ended up there.
Naeem Khan
I loved English, and I did very well in it. A lot of teachers encouraged me to write, and because of that, it later made me think it was possible to be a writer.
Sharon Creech
Using vehicles as weapons is a tactic that has often used by Palestinian terrorists to target Israelis, but in 2014, an ISIS spokesman had encouraged such vehicular attacks in the West, saying of ISIS’ enemies, ‘Run him over with your car.’
My second husband encouraged me to go to a writing group at our local theatre. It was my ‘coming out of the closetmoment.
My hope is that ‘Beyond the Heavens‘ will encourage people to explore faith, open their mind and go beyond what they think they know. That is what my mother encouraged me to do. I hope to encourage others to do the same through this story.
My attitude toward graduate students was different, I must say. I used graduate students as colleagues: I gave them the best problems to work on, and I encouraged them.
Frank Press
An unlikely source of inspiration? My nieces and nephews. I feel encouraged to keep going because I know that if I keep going, then I can tell them to keep going.
We’re never encouraged by the producers to ask questions in any way. The most important thing to be is authentic and to be yourself. If I feel someone has answered a question then I’ll move on. If I feel it’s important enough, I will pursue the question.
Everyone is so desperate to get attention for their project, they will do almost anything, and the corporate world has always encouraged this.
My manager and fellow YouTuber, Mike Lamond, encouraged me to start a YouTube channel as a way to practice speaking, entertaining, and being more comfortable in front of a camera. In the beginning, I used an $80 dollar flip-camera and edited every episode myself.
I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged, because I put myself in position to win a major, which is all even Tiger says he tries to do.
Stuart Appleby
I started acting in second grade – my first role was in the Thanksgiving play. I was the Indian chasing the turkey. All the other mom’s encouraged my mom to get me into acting after that. Also, when I saw ‘The Sound of Music’ at Music Circus, I knew I wanted to act.
I was seven years old when my grandmother stated teachi

I was seven years old when my grandmother stated teaching me to sew, and she always encouraged me to be creative.
Hostility to the Human Rights Act has been present in sections of the Conservative Party since its enactment, and this has grown more strident with the passage of time, encouraged by some sections of the press.
‘Pressure’ is not a word that I associate with very much; it is a matter of perspective. It depends on your disposition as a person. It can either be that you are pressurised by something, or you can be motivated and encouraged by it.
Professor Al Drake encouraged me to just write the way I talk. I decided if that’s what I needed to do, I didn’t need to be in school to do it.
It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.
My childhood in Arlington, Va., a middle class suburb of Washington, was uneventful. Ours was a very intellectual family, and we were encouraged to read at a very early age.
You don’t say to a university professor who is immersed in a particular subject that they should get a life. They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on.
Magnus Magnusson
Musicians and non-musicians alike are priding themselves on the width and breadth of their musical interests, which I think is to be encouraged.
I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That’s what I want for my son.
At drama school we were encouraged to keep fit and healthy, but not to bulk out. We were told to stay lithe to allow our bodies to morph when we’re playing various parts. Running is ideal for this, especially when I needed a lean look for the Channel 4 drama ‘Cucumber.’
Those bearing the heavy responsibility of caring for captive gorillas should be encouraged to exchange so-called nonbreeders between populations, an inherent process among free-living gorillas and one that avoids inbreeding and also stimulates productivity.
In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
Wilma Mankiller
In the past, if you were too vocal, it was considered a negative. Now it’s encouraged.
The way I see it is that I grew up with a good set of values, but it was never too strict. I was always encouraged to be a free-thinking individual. I spent the first five years out of high school trying to make it work in Eau Claire, then I had to leave because there wasn’t enough going on in town.
I went to art school in the days when it was what you did if you didn’t want to be like everybody else. You wanted to be strange and different, and art school encouraged that. We hated the drama students – they were guys with pipes and cardigans.
People should be encouraged by things like awards given for corporate governance practices.
I was lucky because my mum was a teacher and showed me how to read and write. But most importantly, she encouraged me to use my imagination.
Darren Shan
I discovered Deborah Ellis’s books in the school library after my head teacher encouraged me to go beyond the school curriculum and look for books I might enjoy.
In European countries and some Asian countries I’ve been to, there’s a lot less hesitation and skepticism when it comes to enjoying culture. People are encouraged to be fans and be passionate about what they like.
I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU’s reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime.
Timothy Garton Ash
We couldn’t be happier that the show has encouraged kids to have an interest in science and math, but we don’t try to do that. We just have fun, which is its own bold statement.
I think I have always been a hard worker in school and in sports and everything. Growing up, my parents encouraged me to do that from day one.
My parents were able to pay our expenses, but not for education. We were encouraged to work hard in school and get scholarships.
I think people should feel encouraged to be themselves.
You and I, the people of God, have permission to come before the throne of Heaven at any time we will, and we are encouraged to come there with great boldness.
From a young age, I was encouraged to sing, dance and learn folk and popular songs in Spanish.
Ailyn Perez
It is common, and encouraged by many journals, for research to be judged by the impact factor of the journal that publishes it. But as a journal’s score is an average, it says little about the quality of any individual piece of research.
Randy Schekman
The 4th Concept is welcomed and encouraged. In the end, it’s my hope and belief that the best ideas are what will be used in these detectors.
A lot of things encouraged me to start my label. I think it’s very important for an artist to know how many records they’ve sold and where they’ve sold. I know that I have never been treated the way I’m supposed to be treated – like an artist. That’s why I do things for myself. I feel like I’m a free man.
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.
Daniel Gillies
There is so much potential out there in young people and they aren’t getting the right information or being encouraged in the right ways. This is our duty as a society.
I was born in Argentina where polo is popular, and my f

I was born in Argentina where polo is popular, and my father always loved horses, so he encouraged me to play. He’s the main reason I started to play polo and get involved with the sport.
Nacho Figueras
I’m never more encouraged than to hear someone talk about how eerie it is that I move like my father.
I was quite fortunate as a player. I was always the one who needed to eat more. My body fat was three to four per cent at times, so I was always encouraged to overeat.
My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it.
I had a coach when I was younger who encouraged me to be myself, that is where I was lucky.
I went through a brief phase when I thought of other career options: being an air hostess and even a psychologist. But eventually, my destiny led me to acting. Moreover, my dad being an actor, I have grown up in a very filmi environment. I was encouraged to watch films since I was a child.
Society during the last hundred years has been alternately perplexed and encouraged respecting the two great questions: how shall the criminal and pauper be disposed of in order to reduce crime and reform the criminal on the one hand and, on the other, to diminish pauperism and restore the pauper to useful citizenship?
It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t go to college and have a career – as well as a family – of my own. Both my parents, but especially my mother, encouraged me and led me to believe that it was possible.
I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of drastic and reckless career shift!
Nigel Dennis
Like, even going to Duke Ellington School of the Arts, like, they slept on me. I think they thought I was talented, but for whatever reason, they didn’t want to give me a lot of solos or any type of just love like that. But I don’t know. I think that’s what encouraged me to grind so hard.
I grew up thinking that I would become a fighter pilot and was fascinated by aircrafts as I had grown up around that. But my father encouraged me to not become an Air Force person, given the varied interests I had, be it books, movies, sports or fighter flying.
Again and again, I’ve seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies – assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
I think my dad’s rebellion is that he’s super accepting – I mean, he, like, encouraged me to drop out of university. And to do acting.
Geraldine Viswanathan
We need to learn… how war brutalises and degrades winners and losers alike and what happens to us when, having heedlessly waged war for no good reason, we are encouraged to inflate and demonise our enemies in order to justify that war’s indefinite continuance.
Kids should be encouraged to compete.
With ‘The Crazy Ones,’ we were really encouraged to improv and go off script.
My parents encouraged us to commit to things, so if we wanted to learn an instrument, it was all the grades and all the theory.
Thank you to the children whose innocent words encouraged me.
My mother encouraged me to be artistic. It was written in a contract at an early age that I would be an artist.
When it came time to do ‘One Hundred Years’ I had been encouraged to really make a Styx album without the guys. I gave myself permission to do that. I set out to get people who sang with me who could make those harmonies.
We were tremendously encouraged by the testing of Analyze That. Audiences loved it. They were telling us that they liked it as much as the original. We recorded the laughs in the theater.
I watch ‘Shark Tank,’ of course. It’s very entertaining. I think it’s actually good to help people think about the business they might start, and sometimes you get encouraged by looking at someone going into business and saying, ‘Hey, I could do that.’
My mother, a teacher, encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living, and my father, a Mississippi physician, did two things. First, he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else, and he never pressured me to become a doctor.
My dad, in particular, was adamant that I should finish my education. He encouraged me to go to Oxford, for instance, and I rather doubt I’d have gone if he hadn’t. I would have gone straight back to L.A. and tried to start my career.
My father was a professional artist all his life who encouraged my path as an artist.
As a woman candidate myself, I know how important it was to be encouraged to run, to think outside of the box.
I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better.
Linda Evans
In German science, we have a special problem. We lose talented women at the time they get pregnant. Some of it occurs because they are encouraged – by their husbands, bosses and the government – to take long maternity leaves.
Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
My dad’s helped me a lot as a player, encouraged me in all the right ways, kept me focussing on the right lines.
The Savior encouraged brotherhood. He was not a long-distance leader. He walked and worked with those whom he led. He was not afraid of close friendships. He spent many hours with his disciples, and his relationships with them were intimate.
My mother was the only one who encouraged and inspired me for singing. She was singing all the time in the house, playing records also.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying ma

The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
Wilbur Wright
For most inhabitants of the Arab world, the prevailing cultural attitude toward women – fed and encouraged by Wahhabi doctrine, which is based on Bedouin social norms rather than Islamic jurisprudence – often trumps the rights accorded to women by Islam.
Soft addictions are an alluring, seductive aspect of our culture – they are easy to attain and socially acceptable, they are even encouraged in many cases. Yet they are lethal to the spirit.
Judith Wright
Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress; I’m encouraged that there’s some prospect for that now.
Reading was very important to me as a kid. It was very inspirational to me. I went to a school where that wasn’t encouraged so much, but my parents encouraged that, and it has made me part of who I am.
I think that when I was child, acting was mostly just a hobby for me. It was something that my parents encouraged me to think of the way that my brothers thought of their cross-country classes, or my little sister to dance classes and art classes, and it was something like that for me.
I’ve been mentored by editors who encouraged me to be constructive and never cruel.
I have a certain sympathy with politicians having lived with one. I’ve seen how no matter how earnest or driven or energetic they are, it’s still difficult to change things. I have been encouraged to go into politics, but I don’t think I could make a contribution, it suits me better to be sniping from the sidelines.
Growing up, my height was faithfully tracked from infancy to my late teens on the door frame of my mom’s office – the only place in my family’s home in Toronto where writing on the walls was encouraged.
In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
Wilma Mankiller