Preferences Quotes

Quotes tagged as "preferences" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Rumi
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
Rumi

Walter Mosley
“A man's bookcase will tell you everything you'll ever need to know about him.”
Walter Mosley, The Long Fall

Ashly Lorenzana
“Some people like living in black and white worlds. Let them stay there. Appreciate all the colors you see in your world though.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Frozen yogurt is tastier than ice cream; nobody is too old for cartoons; bald men are sexy; chocolate is the best medicine; BIG books are better; cats secretly rule the planet; and everything should be available in the color pink, including monster trucks.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Sting
“I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear
I like my toast done on one side ..."

(Englishman in New York)”
Sting, Nothing Like the Sun

Ralph Ellison
“What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do? What a waste, what a senseless waste! But what of those things which you actually didn't like, not because you were not supposed to like them, not because to dislike them was considered a mark of refinement and education - but because you actually found them distasteful? The very idea annoyed me. How could you know? It involved a problem of choice. I would have to weigh many things carefully before deciding and there would be some things that would cause quite a bit of trouble, simply because I had never formed a personal attitude toward so much. I had accepted the accepted attitudes and it had made life seem simple ...”
Ralph Ellison

Gretchen Rubin
“What's fun for other people may not be fun for you- and vice versa.”
Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Richelle E. Goodrich
“For whatever reason, there are people we like and people we don't like. It's hard to say why, and often a difficult opinion to change. Luckily, there's no steadfast rule stating that we must like everyone. But to keep from disliking ourselves, we should develop the good character to treat everyone kindly whether or not we deem them deserving.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Richelle E. Goodrich
“BIG books are better.  There, I said it and it's true. ”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I like bubbles in everything. I respect the power of silence. In cold or warm weather I favor a mug of hot cocoa. I admire cats―their autonomy, grace, and mystery. I awe at the fiery colors in a sunset. I believe in deity. I hear most often with my eyes, and I will trust a facial expression before any accompanying comment. I invent rules, words, adventures, and imaginary friends. I pretend something wonderful every day. I will never quit pretending.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Virginia Alison
“My preferences range from the gutter-like to the idyllically sublime, ideally with you roaming the range beside me...”
Virginia Alison

Robert Lane Greene
“Peeves are like that: my peeves are law, yours are unhealthy obsessions.”
Robert Lane Greene, You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity

Gretchen Rubin
“I started thinking more about music. I thought I'd accepted the fact that, as part of "Being Gretchen," I didn't really like music, but in fact, the truth was slightly different: I thought I didn't like music, but in fact, I didn't approve of my own taste--I wished I liked sophisticated music, like jazz or classical or esoteric rock. Instead, my taste ran mostly to what might play on a lite FM station. Oh, well. Be Gretchen.”
Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Some people do not like you; that’s a given. So what?”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Steven Redhead
“Give preference to things of the greatest lasting value.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is Simply A Game

“It's time to demand that the faithful keep their personal choices, preferences and beliefs in irrational and sometimes dangerous things strictly private. Everyone is absolutely free to believe what they want, provided they do not harass others (or force, or kill them) .. But nobody has the right to insist on privileges simply because they are supporters of one or other of the world's many religions."

From: "Gesels van een imaginaire god"
('Scourges of an imaginary god')”
A.J. Beirens, Gesels van een imaginaire god

David        Mitchell
“What women want is still what it's always been: either you or, more likely, not you.”
David Mitchell, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life

Alan Cohen
“No one is too busy to do what they actually prefer.”
Alan Cohen

Vivek Thangaswamy
“Life is a random sequence of actions and reactions of people’s preferences and decisions they take to achieve their preferences.”
Vivek Thangaswamy

Michel Houellebecq
“He was a kind of éminence grise, a political leader, in a clandestine movement. Everyone knows there are girls who go for that kind of thing. There are girls who go for Huysmanists, for that matter. I once met a girl -- a pretty, attractive girl -- who told me she fantasized about Jean-François Copé. It took me several days to get over it. Really, with girls today, all bets are off.”
Michel Houellebecq, Soumission

Rita Stradling
“As the sweaty, alcohol fuming bodies press in on me from all directions I decide that my ideal of a good time is reading a good novel, alone”
Rita Stradling, The Lie Spinners

Caspar Vega
“I remember forcefully explaining to a friend of mine how I hate cars with shifter gears. How I don't understand why anyone would choose the extra work when they don't need to. It's like buying shoes with laces. If I can get nice shoes without laces, why would I make life even harder for myself? Just another thing to deal with.”
Caspar Vega, Donald Trump: Plague Doctor

“The cakes were unanimously declared to be extremely delicious, and there was discussion about which type of icing would be more popular. Finally, agreement was reached that, while some adults might prefer the glace icing, children would probably prefer the butter icing- and that Therese could probably charge more for a cake with butter icing on it because it made the cake look a bit bigger.”
Gaile Parkin, Baking Cakes in Kigali

David Mitchell
“What women want is still what it's always been: either you or, more likely, not you.”
David Mitchell

Abraham Lincoln
“The more sects we have the better. They are all getting somebody in (to the Church) that the others could not: and even with the numerous divisions we are all doing tolerably well.”
Abraham Lincoln

Graeme Simsion
“I had begun to realise how much I'd adapted to Keith's needs and preferences. Just small stuff: what time we went to bed, which side I slept on, not cooking cauliflower. Allowances and adaptions anyone in a long-term relationship has to make, accumulating over time. But I wasn't in a relationship anymore. I wanted to know what of myself needed to be reclaimed.”
Graeme Simsion, Two Steps Forward

“The way Sakuri and I looked at art was a contrast in styles. I stopped and studied each and every painting. Sakuri, seemingly knowing her likes and dislikes at first glance, stood rapt in front of paintings she liked and blew right past the ones she didn't. It was all so clear-cut and refreshing. I decided to do the same.”
Kazuki Kaneshiro, Go: A Coming of Age Novel