In this post, you will find great Tendency Quotes from famous people, such as Mary Beard, Xun Kuang, James Franco, Nivin Pauly, Emily Greene Balch. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I do have a tendency to talk a lot at the poker table, which throws people off because they spend a lot of time trying to read me. But I talk a lot when I have a good hand and when I have a bad hand, too. Sometimes it annoys people so much they can’t wait to get out of the tournament. And that can only be good for me.
I talk to a lot of librarians, and there’s always a steady drumbeat of how libraries are places of community. But a lot of them have also recently – and just in the nick of time – refurbished, because during this economic downturn, people have a tendency to borrowinstead of buy.
What happens with ‘Mad Men,’ it’s like an Elvis Costello album; I’ll watch it, and then I immediately have to watch it again. AMC will play it back-to-back. I have a tendency to yell at it when my wife‘s not around because if she catches me yelling at ‘Mad Men,’ then it getsweird.
When I’m getting ready for a movie, let’s just say my diet is ‘The Antisocial Diet.’ I don’t go to restaurants. I don’t eat what I really want to eat. I don’t eat much. I eat small thingsfrequently. Lots of protein and greens. And I don’t eat with people, because there’s a tendency to get social and then to overeat.
The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a meremechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man.
What I like about the American woman is she usually has a lot of dynamism. In the U.S., women have a tendency to go forward, to be more exaggerated than in Europe. Many times the rough ideas come from the States, then they are refined in Europe. The American women and the Frenchwomen arestill the best-dressed.
There’s a tendency to fall into certain habits, but if you tell yourself not to do that and if you don’t stay there too long – I think if you start staying for too long, you tend to fall into certain bad habits, and I tried not to do that.
I am very determined but I also have a tendency to be very stubborn. If I’m ever told I can’t do something I put my mind to or that I won‘t be able to accomplish, I automatically think of it is a dare that I won’t do it and it makes me that much more determined to get it accomplished.
I think, sometimes when we face problems and issues in our life, we have a tendency to really deny that a problem exists. Or sometimes we say, oh, it’ll go away, or we can handle it. It’s – you know, don’t worry. I’ve got it covered. And a lot of times, that’s not the case.
When you read the news, and you see all this bad stuffhappening, there’s a tendency to lose faith in humanity. But I meet so many people who restore it and realize that, actually, 99 percent of people are great.
A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be, according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness.
I make no apologies in admitting that I take very seriously the dehumanizing dangers in our tendency in modern science to make man over into the image of the machine, into the image of the techniques by which we study him.
I read the papers, and I watch the news a lot. I watch ‘Dateline’ and ’48 Hours.’ And I think we have a tendency to become terrified of one another, thinking that there is a serialkiller that is on either side of you.
Anyone who drawsattention to himself as an individual, is viewed with suspicion. We acquired this tendency, of course, from America, and we must resist it: levelling, and imitation of what others are already doing.
I have a tendency to overempathize with people, which gets me into trickysituations. I can get sucked in and feel like I need to get involved, which is sometimes helpful and sometimes not. It’s better to have more distance.
I think my writing has an old-fashioned feel to it for whatever reason. I’m just so influenced by the music that I listened to growing up, a lot of it out of the ’60s, so it has a natural tendency to feel like it’s from another era.
As human beings we have a tendency when we like something to tie it up and make sure it’s there for a long time. I’ve been working on being able to let things go. I don’t think I ever want to buy property again.
‘Balthazar’ is very much about the title hero having to choose between his past and his future. For the first time in a long time, he has a chance to be happy – with Skye. But he has this terrible tendency to set himself up for heartbreak, in part because he punishes himself for his past.
I definitely have a tendency to only see the blemishes of things, and see lots of things about my acting that I don’t like.
There’s probably a tendency to view power… to be either based on size or the size and power of your economy. I think New Zealand‘s strength has always been using our voice on the issues that matter, and we’ve been consistent on it. There is power in that.
They say TV has a tendency to diminish actors, and I think that’s probably true in the long run – it wears on ’em like bad dental work – but Cheech doesn’t show any of the signs of being damaged that way. And as a man, he’s fantastic.
It’s worth being suspicious of writers – or anyone! – who does that myth-making thing. There’s always a tendency to retrospectively impose structures on a life. Life as it’s lived has a far more complex shape.
I’ve yet to meet a writer who could change water into wine, and we have a tendency to treat them like that.
In the ’70s, there was no shortage of people taking themselves too seriously, as ‘artistes,’ if you will. I think we all had a tendency to do that at some point in our career. So looking back on that, it’s fun to laugh at it.
I learned how to be a learner. When you get in a job, the tendency is to say, ‘I’ve got to know it. I’ve got to give direction to others. I’m in this job because I’m better and smarter.’ I always took a different view, that the key was to identify the people who really knew and learn from them.
Early on… I didnotice that a lot of people had the tendency to do their own story starting out. I felt like I was never interested in that, and I wanted to tell stories of people who are very different.
I think the market should rewardbanks that have been transparent in recognising their problems. I think the tendency of banks to hide the problem assets over a period of three or four years should not be allowed.
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
Just when we most need to be clearheaded, in order to face the hard facts before us, there is all too frequently a very realinclination to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.
I think there is some resistance when people talk about ethical fashion, and a tendency to panic that if you’re bringing a moral agenda and highlighting the origins of the garments, you can’t incorporate style. But there’s no reason why style and conscience can’t co-exist.
The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.
In a way, I’m always trying to do something I’m not qualified to do. So I feel that lack of qualification. And I’m scared. And I have a tendency to think things may not/probably won’t work out. That’s my basic mindset.
I think there’s a tendency with actor/directors to imagine themselves playing every part and trying to get people to follow their rhythm, their tempo, their pace. I’ve learned now to just love being at the center of this creative swirl.
We have a tendency to sugarcoat the Civil Rights movement by showing arm in arm and everyone singing ‘Kumbaya’. We don’t really always show the resistance from the government, the resistance from the status quo, from the majority to silence the movement.
What it comes down to is, Kiss has always been a beast that has this tendency to run wild, and it needs attention and nurturing. If people are always running off and doing other projects, which has been the case, somebody has to be there for stability.
I have a tendency to feel a bit embarrassed when approached, but it’s such a thrill to know that you did something that people enjoyed so much. It’s an even bigger thrill when they talk to you about ideas that you worked so hard to get in there, and they single them out as reasons they enjoyed it so much.
I may have growncynical from long service, but this is a tendency I do not like, and I sometimes think I’d rather be a dog and bay at the moon than stay in the Senate another six years and listen to it.
John Sharp Williams
I sometimes wonder, the tendency for anybody, especially when you’re with friends and you’re in the trenches, is to laugh at the stuff that you interpret as ridiculous or silly, and to grouch about the things that you interpret as not being good. That to me isn’t morale, that’s just like getting through the day.
That person has to be accountable for himself. I think that’s what we have to do in society today is to be accountable for yourself. I think we have the tendency to always want to live someone else’s life.
If there is something to worry about, my mind has a tendency to worry about it. That can cut two ways. It can really keep you on the ball, but if you worry about every little thing, it’s not a good use of time and energy.
After so many books and so many years of writing, I have a good idea of my strengths and weaknesses. I love the process of writing and, if I allowed myself, I would write far too much every day. One weakness which I’ve struggled to overcome is my tendency to having my characters ruminate for pages.
No government can be strong and flourishing while the national character is weak and degraded. A government must flourish and decay with its subjects; and, when a prince makes a law or performs an action which has a tendency to injure the character or prosperity of the nation, he injures himself.
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
I’m not a big fan of options, to be honest. The more options that I have, the less time that I spend actually completing things… ultimately, I think, if you have endless choices, I mean, the tendency to just choose endlessly is there, and that doesn’t do anything for anybody, really.
Man’s striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation, derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world; it is also paralleled by, and perhapsderived from, the striving towards the state of simplest structure in physical systems.
It’s harder to score well in a slow round. The tendency is to overthink shots while you’re waiting and become mentally exhausted. Instead, chat with your playing partners about anything but golf. Concentrate on each shot for no more than a minute. You’ll stay fresh.
I think the BabyBoom does have a tendency to get its nose in everything. The Greatest Generation had a better tendency to leave people alone. Of course, they also had a better tendency to hate everybody’s guts.
I think after orbiting for a while and looking at the surface, I think the natural tendency is to want to experience it, to go down there and touch it. I started thinking about the Apolloastronauts who orbited the moon and didn’t land – that must have been agonizing!
There is in each of us a stream of tendency, whether you choose to call it philosophy or not, which givescoherence and direction to thought and action. Judges cannot escape that current any more than other mortals.
One thing that we have found over the years is that video games themselves are a thing that have a tendency to be difficult for them to break out of a particular segment, or a particular group, or a particular group of people with particular interests.
While nobody has identified any gene for religion, there are certainly some candidate genes that may influence human personality and confer a tendency to religious feelings. Some of the genes likely to be involved are those which control levels of different chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain.
I often tell people who want to write historical fiction: don’t read all that much about the period you’re writing about; read things from the period that you’re writing about. There’s a tendency to stoke up on a lot of biography and a lot of history, and not to actually get back to the original sources.
Some people say to me, ‘You don’t sound very Irish.’ It’s because I have this tendency to iron out my accent: not because I’m ashamed of it but because it makes my lifeeasier if I don’t keep having to repeat myself.
Anything salty and crunch is a world of perfection to me. Put chips in front of me, and I will eat to the bottom of the bag. Because I have the tendency to do this, I found these amazing Eden Brown Rice Chips. They’re the perfect amount of salt and crunch, and there’s nothing in them.
The story of Noah, like other stories in the first 11 chapters of Genesis, are archetypal. Noah’s story tells us that human beings have an inherent tendency towards violence both towards their fellow human beings and towards the creation itself. The story tells us that this violence grieves God.
We humans have a tendency to see ourselves as completely different from other animals, and the way in which large segments of the public continue to reject the theory of evolution is just one symptom of that malaise.
The divinewisdom which requires a division of labor has sown different abilities and tendencies in human nature and has enabled human beings to carry out the duty of establishingsciences and developing technology. The fulfillment of this duty is obligatory upon humanity as a whole, though not on every individual.
Usually, when you’re working or you’re on set, everything is very guarded. At parties, people have a tendency to relax.
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
People live in their part of the Union, and if they don’t travel a lot, then there is a tendency to believe that the other parts of America couldn’t possibly be as American as their part. You can see it in the way people in the South scrunch up their faces when they hear words like ‘New York,’ ‘Chicago,’ and ‘challah.’
I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-manband, and so I don’t generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I’m starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it.
I grew up as a step-kid, always a little outside, always trying hard to follow and fit in. But over time, I’ve come to feel that my tendency toward self-erasure is a deep and real part of me. I think I’d be this way no matter how I grew up.
A guy like Darrelle Revis has been in the NFL a long time. They study tendencies. They know what you’re doing from the way you line up. When you run a route, you almost have to be perfect at it. You can’t slip. Timing has to be perfect with the quarterback going against a smart guy like him.
Homicide through gun violence is the leading cause of death among young African American males in the United States. If people look a certain way, they have a higher tendency of dying, of having their lives taken away.
When I was a kid, I had a tendency to criticize. But when I did, my mum would whisk me off to the bathroom to stand in front of a mirror. Ten minutes, never less. To think about how criticism is a poorreflection on the one who criticizes.
I’ve realized that my… let me call it ‘destiny‘ or some force that has pushed me to identify looking for your comfort zone as a kind of limitation. And everybody has a tendency to fall into the comfort zone. I did that in the early stage of my career.
Usually, people have a tendency to be caught in the worriesconcerning the future or in the regret concerning the past. There is some kind of energy that is pushing them to run, and they are not able to establish themselves in the present moment.
In order to feel loved, be respected and stay connected, we humans have a tendency to lie. We lie about who we are, what we want, what we need, what we have done or will do. Perhaps ‘lie’ is too strong a word. Let me say that what we do is withhold the truth.
I think the game has grown so much and I was definitely there a lot. I’d say more so less the style of play, but more knowing individual players and their tendencies and knowing which players are going to be key threats for them.
DonaldTrump, in my judgment, would make a perilous world even more dangerous. I worry that his tendency to lash out and his ill-informed comments would cause dangerous events to escalate and possibly spin out of control at a time when our world is beset with conflicts.
The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause.
I’ve found that if I tell somebody ‘Eat this and don’t do that,’ it’s not only not helpful, it’s counterproductive because even more than being healthy, we want to feel free and in control, and as soon as somebody tells us to do something, there’s a tendency to do just the opposite.
I’m very proud of my records, but my most natural creative tendencies have been in live performing. There’s a beautiful element to recording and making records, but I’ve always felt a little shy with it.
I’m a quasi-only child. With my brother and sister, I’ve more of a tendency to be semi-maternal. So, yes, I spent a lot of time talking to myself – I had this big dressing-up box and would just dress up as lots of characters and talk back to myself… Verging on schizophrenia, I suppose, if you analyse it carefully.
Perhaps the best thing about biographies is that they enable us to slip the strictures of time and provide a bracing corrective to our tendency to see everything in the dark glass of our own era, with all its blind spots, motes, beams, and distortions.
If people tell you it’s impossible, it’s an even better reason to want to do it. People have a tendency to see the problem rather than the final result. If you treat the problems as possibilities, life will start to dance with you in the most amazing ways.
I suppose I prefer kind of epicdramas like, oh, I don’t know… ‘Lawrence Of Arabia‘ or ‘Apocalypse Now’; those are the movies that I have a tendency to be most fond of.
We do things like a curry in a pressure cooker in 12 minutes. When you’re on a diet you’re hungry so you have a tendency to pick. So hopefully, if you can cook a meal quickly, you won’t reach for the crisps.
There’s a tendency, guys get really excited and go through practice, and they want to stay for an extra hour after and do these workouts. What you should be doing is getting in the cold tub or getting your corrective exercises in with your strength coach, little things like that which can help you in the long run.
I’ve always been extremely physical. I was a gymnast for 15 years, and then I was a dancer for nine, so I was kind of looking for these parts. But we have a tendency in Denmark not to do many action films.
There is no stopping the world’s tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few.
Van Wyck Brooks
I kind of realize that I have a tendency to choose the kind of films I watched when I was a kid and would go home and pretend with my friends that we were in those movies after we saw them.
I think there’s a tendency with some women especially to internalize and think, ‘I have to be perfect at everything before I’m going to put myself out there.’ We’ve got to change that mindset. And I think it starts with confidence.
The tendency is to think if you are a professional woman, it’s because you’ve turned your back on the traditional side. The tendency is not to recognize that we can excel as professionals without giving up our identity of being mother, wife and homemaker.
I have a tendency to postpone starting a piece until it’s kicked around in my head a little bit.
Let’s cooperate and challenge the administration to cooperate with us because within the administration there are also moderates and people who are not fully comfortable with the tendencies that have prevailed in recent times.
There’s an interesting trend that occurs in times of mounting pressure and high uncertainty, which is that it’s a natural human tendency to seek out people that agree with us, that are similar to us because it’s a source of comfort in a world that’s so rapidly changing.
John Hagel III
The world is so caught up in the ‘American Idol‘ idealistic sort of tendency in regards to just thinking that this whole thing is what everybody wants, but it doesn’t help you make a better record.
I think there’s been a tendency to place me in what has been characterised as the ‘moral centre‘ of the film. In films like ‘The Ice Storm‘ and ‘The Crucible‘ and ‘Nixon,’ that’s the sort of the persona that emerged.
I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.
In this country protection has always, to some extent, existed; but at some times it has been efficient, and at others not; and our tendency toward freedom or slavery has always been in the direct ratio of its efficiency or inefficiency.
Henry Charles Carey
The only problem I’ve had with my Vox wah is its tendency to move around on the floor. So now it sits on a rubber mat that says in big letters, ‘Kirk’s Wah-Wah Rug.’
I can remember when I was 24, and I broke up with my first serious girlfriend for the first time. She was a very nice person, but she had a little bit of a tendency toward melodrama… Her response was to take the key to my apartment off of her key chain and hand it back to me.
We all like to look good. However, this basic human desire can often get in the way of our listening and our speaking. This tendency often evinces itself in two simple words: ‘I know.’ But if I know everything, what can I learn? Absolutely nothing.
For me, one of the major reasons to move beyond just the planting of trees was that I have tendency to look at the causes of a problem. We often preoccupy ourselves with the symptoms, whereas if we went to the root cause of the problems, we would be able to overcome the problems once and for all.
On the pro-vaccine side – and not everyone does this, but I saw it enough for it to make me really uncomfortable – is a tendency to accuse people who are wary of vaccination of being stupid and not understanding science.
There’s a tendency for people to think that celebrities do whatever they want, spend whatever they want, and it’s completely out of control. While some of that may be true, I’ve never met a celebrity who threw caution to the wind and thought they could do anything. That’s not the thought process.
I think there’s a tendency, and it’s an understandable tendency, to imagine that China makes decisions out of a grand strategy. The reality is that I think China today is operating, most of all, based on its domestic needs.
People have a tendency to do that – to go the polar opposite of what they’ve done before if they’ve felt like they’ve done something wrong.
I have a tendency to coddle my sons because I want to keep them safe, but I also want them to be strong and independent and curious and bold, and I worry that my coddling is going to have exactly the opposite effect.
The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything.
Certainly, there is a tendency to lump women who write similar types of books together, and it’s not just in crime, is it? Women’s fiction is supposedly a whole genre of itself. There’s no male equivalent.
I was brought up to express myself only when asked to express myself, and then to do so in a way that’s pleasing to hear. But I’ve always had a need to make my presence known. I was just sort of born that way, I guess. It’s my natural tendency.
There is a tendency for writers to be most exciting by whatever they just wrote. Sometimes that excitement is warranted. Sometimes on further listen it’s not as good as something they did a couple of years ago, but it’s just not in their sights at that particular time.
I feel like I’m still learning a lot. I think there’s a tendency for people who are just doing their first couple of films that I see now where they seem to be really resentful of the technical limitations that come along with filmmaking.