Background Quotes

Quotes tagged as "background" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Chögyam Trungpa
“We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.”
Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Most insensible, corrupt, cheap, disrespectful young girls run after bad, rude, cocky, nonsensical boys, but a mature, educated, thoughtful, virtuos lady opts for a wise, well breed, experienced, humble, modest gentleman.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Kazuo Ishiguro
“Perhaps one day, all these conflicts will end, and it won't be because of great statesmen or churches or organisations like this one. It'll be because people have changed. They'll be like you, Puffin. More a mixture. So why not become a mongrel? It's healthy.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

Rick Yancey
“He barely knew I existed. I knew some of the same people he knew, but I was a girl in the background, several degrees of seperation removed.”
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

Wendelin Van Draanen
“I operate under the assumption that people don't notice the good in me. That's just how things always seem to play out. I get blamed, while con-artist kids like Venus, and Camille, and Gemma get believed. But the rescue lady noticed. In the background, just observing, she noticed.”
Wendelin Van Draanen, Runaway

Elizabeth Eulberg
“You've got to step up, Emme. They need to hear your voice, hear you. You're better than being stuck in the background.”
Elizabeth Eulberg, Take a Bow

“Many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I feared. Page 135”
Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World

Amit Kalantri
“Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Ellen Hopkins
“To all my readers. I don't need my daughter's okay to do anything. I was a writer before she was my daughter. The CRANK books were inspired by my desire to keep others from following in her path, but they are FICTION. And seriously, WTF do I need her permission for? Are you effing kidding me? I'm her MOTHER.”
Ellen Hopkins

Beth Moore
“God does not save us to make us forget our heritage, but to complete it.”
Beth Moore, To Live Is Christ

Amit Kalantri
“In your name, the family name is at last because it's the family name that lasts.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“In united families, they might sleep with half filled stomach but no one sleeps with empty stomach.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“You become an influential person the moment you realize that you have the power to change your environment and create the situations around you. Your creative control lies in taking ownership of your context. If you fail to exercise that power, then your background and circumstances would create and control you.”
Ifeoluwa Egbetade

Ian McEwan
“…the way people understood things had a lot to do with the way people were, how they had been shaped, what the wanted; tricks of rhetoric would not shift them.”
Ian McEwan, The Child in Time

“A man that has not dealt with his foundation cannot deal with another man's foundation.”
Steven Chuks Nwaokeke

“We're experiencing the genesis of a community where it does not matter where your roots lie, but what you believe in. We will continue to create an inclusive and sustainable spirit, spreading the word from coast to mountaintop.”
Akilnathan Logeswaran

“One of the worst enemies that sets the platform for developing a poverty mindset is your background. Where you come from, the mindset of the people you deal with, what you know, and your experiences can set the tone that can cause you to believe that you are born to be poor. You can only get out of that dungeon of a mindset by revolutionizing the way you think.”
Oscar Bimpong

Evan Marshall
“Another mistake is presenting too much background information, and doing so in the first few pages. Writers should begin their stories with the event that kicks off the story, and then spoon-feed us background information only when it's needed to understand what's going on."

[A Conversation with Evan Marshall (Writers Write, September 1999)]”
Evan Marshall

“To be in a Community means working together to create a better community that responds to everyone's needs. Regardless of age, background or past mistakes, we need to be able to accept and transcend differences; whether from a different region, we need to enable people to communicate openly and effectively to help improve their community. An uncommon sense of safety is necessary if we are to work together towards common goals, a feeling of trust and belonging to this community, and this is what we must fight for. The moment we stop fighting for the needs of our community, that's the moment we lose the sense of community.”
George Stamatis

Amit Kalantri
“You can take the Indian out of the family, but you cannot take the family out of the Indian.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Background does matter.”
Junaid Raza

“Your calling is buried in your background on earth”
Sunday Adelaja

“Communicating with people from different backgrounds would make you realize that we have more in common than we could ever know from judging from afar.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Amrita Sarkar
“Nearly every inspirational story out there is about a person who breaks away from his or her background or community – where the best is clearly defined and is not them – and goes off and becomes the best somewhere else. - Of Effortless Effort”
Amrita Sarkar, Of Opinions

Aimee Bender
“I loved my dish towel. This one was two-toned, and had, on one side, stitchings of fat purple roses on a lavender background, and on the other side, fat lavender roses on a purple background. Which side to use? An optical-illusion namesake with which I could dry our dishes. It was soft and worn and smelled like no-nonsense laundry detergent.”
Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

“Greatness is not dependent on your background, it is dependent on how much value you were able to add to yourself per time.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Steven Magee
“Ionizing smoke detectors unnaturally raise the background radiation levels in the human environment.”
Steven Magee, Electrical Forensics

Winston Graham
“Oh dear, thought Demelza, how strange it all is! Me, sitting here, a mother, like a middle-aged dowager, moving in the best circles, behaving with prim propriety, hands folded on reticule, feet politely together, smiling graciously when spoken to, inclining the head this way and that, the perfect lady; when I've still got two scars on my back from my father's leather strap, and I learned to swear and curse and spit before I was seven, and I crawled with lice and ate what food I could find lying in the gutter, and had six dirty undernourished brothers all younger than me to look after.”
Winston Graham, The Stranger from the Sea