Pressure Quotes

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Charlotte Eriksson
“I just want to be someone, to mean something to anyone…”
Charlotte Eriksson

George S. Patton Jr.
“Pressure makes diamonds”
George S. Patton Jr.

Robert McKee
“True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure - the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation, the truer the choice to the character's essential nature.”
Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Criss Jami
“If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Toba Beta
“Crying relieves pressure on soul.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Portia de Rossi
“I don't know where this pressure came from. I can't blame my parents because it has always felt internal. Like any other parent, my mother celebrated the A grades and the less-than-A grades she felt there was no need to tell anybody about. But not acknowledging the effort that ended in a less than perfect result impacted me as a child. If I didn't win, then we wouldn't tell anyone that I had even competed to save us the embarrassment of acknowledging that someone else was better. Keeping the secret made me think that losing was something to be ashamed of, and that unless I was sure I was going to be the champion there was no point in trying. And there was certainly no point to just having fun.”
Portia de Rossi, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Criss Jami
“Sometimes a people lose their right to remain silent when pressured to remain silent.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Dan Pearce
“The world is so obsessed with defining sexuality for everyone and attaching labels to it. Any time any person openly leaves the sexual norm, their sexuality becomes, more often than not, the absolute defining characteristic of that person. It becomes the first thing people think about and often the first thing they mention. Every other part of that person all but disappears.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Brian Tracy
“Nobody works better under pressure. They just work faster.”
Brian Tracy

“If brainstorming becomes 'blamestorming' by reason of time pressure or on account of pure laziness, the truth may be assaulted and unyieldingly vilified . Blamestorming becomes then downright a perfidious appeal to scapegoating with a torrent of frantic manhunts for 'culprits on duty'. ('Blamestorming')”
Erik Pevernagie

Dan Pearce
“Be real. Embrace that you have weakness. Because everyone does. Embrace that your body is not perfect. Because nobody’s is. Embrace that you have things you can’t control. We all have a list of them.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
“I am a person who works well under pressure. In fact, I work so well under pressure that at times, I will procrastinate in order to create this pressure.”
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Alice Oseman
“I stopped speaking. There was no point trying to argue. There was no way she was going to even attempt to listen to me.
They never do, do they? They never even try to listen to you.”
Alice Oseman, Radio Silence

Craig Ferguson
“I think holidays create so much pressure because people feel they should be having a good time. But you shouldn't. ”
Craig Ferguson

Criss Jami
“Tension, in the long run, is a more dangerous force than any feud known to man.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Dan Pearce
“If only I could change the world around me, perhaps my truth won’t one day be the end of me.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“At the border of where I will literally not survive so long as I keep living in so much fear of the harsh judgments of others, I am finally conceding the truth to you all.

I am finally conceding the truth to me.

I am something other than straight.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

“Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.”
Tommy Lasorda

Criss Jami
“Most people want so desperately to be an individual yet are so easily shaped by the media.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Christopher Hitchens
“Never ask while you are doing it if what you are doing is fun. Don't introduce even your most reliably witty acquaintance as someone who will set the table on a roar.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Taylor Stevens
“Lumani had never managed a failed delivery because, in the end, no matter how skilled or how hard they fought back, pressure applied in the right places caused even the strongest men to fracture.
But this one? He'd watched her. Studied her. Observed what maybe even Uncle, the reader of people, had missed. This one was already fractured, and the lines between her broken pieces were not fissures but scar material stronger than whatever had once filled those spaces.”
Taylor Stevens, The Doll

Lorrie Moore
“She knew there were only small joys in life--the big ones were too complicated to be joys when you got all through--and once you realized that, it took a lot of the pressure off.”
Lorrie Moore, Like Life

Jeff Foster
“Oh, sweet little boy, beloved little girl, you are so overwhelmed by life sometimes, I know, by the enormity of it all, by the vastness of the possibilities, by the myriad of perspectives available to you. You feel so pressed down sometimes, by all the unresolved questions, by all the information you are supposed to process and hold, by the urgency of things. You are overcome by powerful emotions, trying to make it all "work out" somehow, trying to get everything done "on time," trying to resolve things so fast, even trying not to try at all.
You are exhausted, sweet one, exhausted from all the trying and the not trying, and you are struggling to trust life again. It's all too much for the poor organism, isn't it? You are exhausted; you long to rest. And that is not a failing of yours, not a horrible mistake, but something wonderful to embrace!”
Jeff Foster, The Way of Rest: Finding The Courage to Hold Everything in Love

Ashley Poston
“Jess paints a pretty picture of an orchestra, but if we are one, then I'm the first chair violinist... who's been doused in gasoline and handed a match by the fans to watch me play while going up in flames.”
Ashley Poston, Geekerella

Alain de Botton
“The feeling one has no time to get anything done provides the pressure that guarantees one does get some things done.”
Alain de Botton

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Smile and the world will laugh at you.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Craig Matthews
“I don't think we choked this time. We never played well enough to choke.”
Craig Matthews

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“I felt that blank incapability of invention which is the greatest misery of authorship, when dull Nothing replies to our anxious invocations. "Have you thought of a story?" I was asked every morning, and each morning I was forced to reply with a mortifying negative”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus

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