Demands Quotes

Quotes tagged as "demands" (showing 1-30 of 53)
Eleanor Roosevelt
“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Beau Taplin
“In the night, I am kept awake by the endless chatter of my inner self. I hear it speak softly of old hurts and fondly of past loves, while its demands and anxieties resound throughout me in multitudes.
I could be calm and composed all day long, but the moment it is dark, my mind riots.”
Beau Taplin

Charlotte M. Liebel
“As so many commitments
demand your time
Or your shut-eye important be,
Your attraction to me must
in some way lack,
Such a pity to spend time
on thee.”
Charlotte M. Liebel

Saul Bellow
“He didn't ask "Where will you spend eternity?" as religious the-end-is-near picketers did but rather, "With what, in this modern democracy, will you meet the demands of your soul?”
Saul Bellow, Ravelstein

Howard Tayler
“Now, let's hear some properly terrified screaming, puny humans!”
Howard Tayler, The Tub of Happiness

Virginia Woolf
“So boasting of her capacity to surround and protect, there was scarcely a shell of herself left for her to know herself by; all was so lavished and spent; and James, as he stood stiff between her knees, felt her rise in a rosy-flowered fruit tree laid with leaves and dancing boughs into which the beak of brass, the arid scimitar of his father, the egotistical man, plunged and smote, demanding sympathy.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

“We stand the risk of failure, because you refused to take risks. So life demands risks.”
Sunday Adelaja

“We stand the risk of stagnation, because you refused to take risks. So life demands risks.”
Sunday Adelaja

Scott Stabile
“Many of us have gotten so used to playing
to the expectations of society, of our families,
of our friends, and of our minds, that we don’t
even allow ourselves to consider who we really
are or what we really need. We ignore the calls
of our hearts, giving our lives, instead, to the
demands of an outside world built on fitting in.
We can stop this, right now. We can choose to
listen to ourselves, to heed our deepest callings,
whatever they are. We can give ourselves the
freedom to be whoever the hell we want to be
in this world. Right now, if we choose to.
And why wouldn’t we?”
Scott Stabile

Dada Bhagwan
“Money is ‘limited’ and people’s demands are ‘unlimited’.”
Dada Bhagwan

Michael Finkel
“His chief form of entertainment was reading. The last moments he was in a cabin were usually spent scanning bookshelves and nightstands. The life inside a book always felt welcoming to Knight. It pressed no demands on him, while the world of actual human interactions was so complex. Conversations between people can move like tennis games, swift and unpredictable. There are constant subtle visual and verbal cues, there's innuendo, sarcasm, body language, tone. Everyone occasionally fumbles an encounter, a victim of social clumsiness. It's part of being human.
To Knight, it all felt impossible. His engagement with the written word might have been the closest he could come to genuine human encounters. The stretch of days between thieving raids allowed him to tumble into the pages, and if he felt transported he could float in bookworld, undisturbed, for as long as he pleased.”
Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Israelmore Ayivor
“The leader who listens is the one society needs most. They don’t force their commands on people. They pay attention to their demands and set the pace for the change that society truly needs.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

“We stand the risk of backwardness, because you refused to take risks. So life demands risks.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Don’t allow time to while away but take hold of time and make a demand on it to bring forth offspring.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“We stand the risk of regression, because you refused to take risks. So life demands risks.”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig Groeschel
“When something small loudly demands all our attention, its noise often drowns out the whisper of what's enormously important.”
Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

“knowledge of who we are prevents us from being distracted by the demands of our surroundings”
Sunday Adelaja

“Places of genius challenge us. They are difficult. They do not earn their place in history with ethnic restaurants or street festivals, but by provoking us, making demands of us. Crazy, unrealistic, beautiful demands.”
Eric Weiner, The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

Christina Engela
“Any religion which demands death for other people is itself worthy of nothing less than it expects for others. In fact, it is probably long overdue.”
Christina Engela, Inanna Rising: Women Forged in Fire

“Ever since she was a young girl, [Patricia Highsmith] had felt an extraordinary empathy for animals, particularly cats. The creatures, she said, 'provide something for writers that humans cannot: companionship that makes no demands or intrusions, that is as restful and ever-changing as a tranquil sea that barely moves'. Her affection for cats was 'a constant as was feline companionship wherever her domestic situation permitted,' says Kingsley. 'As for animals in general, she saw them as individual personalities often better behaved, and endowed with more dignity and honesty than humans. Cruelty to or neglect of any helpless living creature could turn her incandescent with rage.' Janice Robertson remembers how [...] Highsmith was walking through the streets of Soho when she saw a wounded pigeon lying in the gutter. 'Pat decided there and then that this pigeon should be rescued,' says Janice. 'Although I think Roland persuaded her that it was past saving, she really was distraught. She couldn't bear to see animals hurt.' Bruno Sager, Highsmith's carer at the end of her life, recalls the delicacy with which the writer would take hold of a spider which had crawled into the house, making sure to deposit it safely in her garden. 'For her human beings were strange - she thought she would never understand them - and perhaps that is why she liked cats and snails so much,' he says.”
Andrew Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

“In order to have success we have to make an effort and this demands persistent, diligent hard work”
Sunday Adelaja

“In life there will be so many pressing demands, and there will be a mass of pressure on you, but you must be so disciplined so that you can go through these things and come out victorious”
Sunday Adelaja

“Three things are needed
For humanity to co-exist:
Truth, peace and basic needs.
Everything else -
Is irrelevant.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“As long as high schools strive to list the number of Ivy League schools their graduates attend and teachers pile on work without being trained to identify stress-related symptoms, I fear for our children’s health. I am not mollified by the alums of my daughter’s school who return to tell everyone that the rigor of high school prepared them for college, making their first year easier than they’d anticipated.

If they make it that far.”
Candy Schulman

Scott Stabile
“Love demands nothing, and everything.”
Scott Stabile

Daniel Bates
“High demands and expectations without skill development, encouragement or the feeling of a “win” will lead to resentment. Demanding perfection is exhausting on the part of the person making the demands and on the person of whom the perfection is demanded.”
Daniel Bates, When Parenting Backfires: Twelve Thinking Errors that Undermine Parents Effectiveness

“Life has its demands from every one of us who live on planet earth.”
Sunday Adelaja

Judy Dippel
“Don't miss out on opportunities to spend time with friends you value most, because too many of your waking hours are spent on a treadmill of constant doing to keep up with our culture's demands. Good friends are stress relief!”
Judy Dippel, Friendship Interrupted: Challenges and Practical Solutions - What You Can Do

“It is better to move on than change yourself to satisfy the demands and ego of others.”
Latika Teotia

“Friendship is a tension. It makes delicate demands.”
Sophocles, Electra

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