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Main Thing Quotes


"Work, work, work, is the main thing." - Abraham Lincoln

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

"We lost, and that's the main thing that went wrong," - Mike Krzyzewski

"The main thing that God asks for is our attention." - Jim Cymbala

"The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes." - John Ford

"Money had never been the main thing for me. It's the legacy that was important." - Berry Gordy

"Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing." - Seneca the Younger

"Well, I just want him to grow up happy. That's the main thing." - John Lennon

"The main thing about money, Bud, is that it makes you do things you don't want to do." - Hal Holbrook

"There's always someone telling you not to do something. The main thing is just to ignore them." - Tim Robbins

"What's the main thing that makes magic magic? The fact that no one believes that it's possible." - Kanye West

"The main thing with triathlon is you've got to be as fit as you can. I train all year round." - Alistair Brownlee

"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." - Stephen Covey

"The main thing that 99designs is about is choice. Its a fantastic model that eliminates risk for small business owners and puts designers on equal footing." - Matt Mickiewicz

"The main thing is to win." - John Mcgraw

"Despite my vast interest in other universes and new ideas and space, travel and time travel, which by the way I think is impossible, the basic thing is human character, which is the main thing of most writers." - Philip Jose Farmer

"The nature of life is to be a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty. The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing." - Stephen Covey

"My main competitor is myself." - Evgeni Plushenko

"Curiosity is the main energy." - Robert Rauschenberg

"The main thing is you have to be under the protection of spirituality, under the protection of morality, under the protection of divine laws. If you're not under that protection, you can get caught up into anything." - Nirmala Srivastava

"All the religions have deviated from its roots, and the main thing was that you must have your Realization, you must have your Spirit. Once you become the Spirit then you understand the religion." - Nirmala Srivastava

"It just ain't possible to explain some things. It's interesting to wonder on them and do some speculation, but the main thing is you have to accept it-take it for what it is, and get on with your growing." - Jim Dodge

"I was 14 when I lost them [his front teeth]. The main thing was, we won that game, so I was the happiest. You hate to lose your teeth and the game, too." - Bill Barber

"It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on." - Mary Caroline Richards

"The essential thing, the ultimate goal of politics and thought, is a bigger life for the individual. A bigger life - that remains the main increase our divine attributes to have moral life." - Roberto Unger

"That's why I'm so successful because peace is my main thing, it's not about money. It's about making sure everybody is having a good time and loving and living and enjoying life." - Snoop Dogg

"I always feel like I can do anything. That's the main thing people are controlled by: thoughts and perceptions of yourself... If you're taught you can't do anything, you won't do anything" - Kanye West

"The main thing is that I've been studying composition for the last four years. I'd say it's the life experience combined with the lessons that enabled me to go much further." - Kip Winger

"The main thing is not to be dead." - Robert Motherwell

"The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence." - Bertrand Russell

"My main thing is not eating processed food." - Marisa Miller

"Chanting is the main thing in my life." - Krishna Das

"I think, for me, the main thing is feeling comfortable." - Sophie Cookson

"That's the main thing you have to have... trust." - Elle Fanning

"And the live show is still our main thing." - Jerry Garcia

"The main thing I wanted was to manage." - Bobby Cox

"Exercise is the main thing that helped me lose weight." - Drew Carey

"The main thing I believe in is freedom." - Charles Evers

"My main thing is music; it's what I do." - Vanilla Ice

"The main thing is that this band keeps going." - Jerry Only

"The main thing is not a matter of wanting to win; the main thing is being scared to lose." - Billie Jean King

"Example is not the main thing in life - it is the only thing." - Albert Schweitzer

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." - Albert Schweitzer

"Self-command is the main elegance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Victory is the main object in war." - Sun Tzu

"A good life is a main argument." - Ben Jonson

"Keep your eye on the main event." - Martha Griffiths

"The main reason for healing is love." - Paracelsus

"The main things are the plain things, and the plain things are the main things." - Alistair Begg

"My life has always been my music, it's always come first, but the music ain't worth nothing if you can't lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, 'cause what you're there for is to please the people." - Louis Armstrong

"Absolute knowledge is only possible when you know the Absolute Truth and to have the Absolute Truth you have to go to the Absolute Being within you which is your Spirit. So, it gives you the truth, it gives you the collective consciousness. The main thing is that you become extremely peaceful personality, you become peace, you emit peace." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The main thing for a gymnast is total concentration while competing. At such moments one has to put everything else behind. I know that other gymnasts can do so with a smile, but I can't. And I don't even try to." - Ludmilla Tourischeva

"That is the way of the scientist. He will spend thirty years in building up a mountain range of facts with the intent to prove a certain theory; then he is so happy with his achievement that as a rule he overlooks the main chief fact of all-that all his accumulation proves an entirely different thing." - Mark Twain

"eBay had two main things that really spoke to me. It enabled individuals to do things that they could not have done without the Web. The second thing was what Pierre said: "People have met their best friends on eBay. What this has enabled is truly online community."" - Meg Whitman

"At the current time we have no plans. I consider my job at this point, and my main responsibility, to make the Wii U and 3DS versions the best and the fullest experience possible. That said, once finished, it's the type of thing we could take into consideration, but for now, you could consider DLC as not being in the cards." - Masahiro Sakurai

"I just thank God I'm still here and the main thing is to try to get closer and closer to Him as much as I can so that I can treat my friends and my family the way they should be treated." - George Jones

"I'm just as comfortable performing solo with just my acoustic guitar and vocal as I am with a band. The main thing for me is that the performance remain rooted in the words and voice, that there be no place to hide." - Michael Gira

"The main thing to avoid being a casualty is simply this: to have a kind of intimate personal relationship with Jesus Christ whereby you're able to hear God speak to your heart, you're sensitive to what He's saying to you to do, and that you're willing to be obedient to Him." - Charles Stanley

"This is my main shortcoming: I was so determined not to lose time that I often did the wrong thing. Not losing time has been my permanent concern since I was three years old, when it dawned on me that time is the warp of life, its very fabric, something that you cannot buy, trade, steal, falsify, or obtain by begging." - Nina Berberova

"I believe that one should not think too much about nature when painting, at least not during the painting's conception. The colour sketch should be made exactly as one has perceived things in nature. But personal feeling is the main thing." - Paula Modersohn-Becker

"The main thing I learned is that the more I can forget about being embarrassed when I make something, the more it is going to mean something to somebody else. I can't anticipate what it's going to be or how it's going to be perceived, so the quicker I let go of something I make, the better." - Jeff Tweedy

"The main thing about improvising is listening so if something happens that wasn't expected and you know your character, you know what has to happen in this scene, you can react to that in a way that's honest and it might take you in a different direction to go to the same place." - Vince Vaughn

"We have a pretty ambitious goal for the world. What we think will make the Web better. What we think will make all these businesses that integrate with us run more effectively. I think if we stay focused on doing that, that's really the main thing that we need to do." - Mark Zuckerberg

"My main theme is the extension of the nervous system in the electric age, and thus, the complete break with five thousand years of mechanical technology. This I state over and over again. I do not say whether it is a good or bad thing. To do so would be meaningless and arrogant." - Marshall Mcluhan

"I know that some will have hard thoughts of me, when they hear their Christ named beside my Buddha, yet I am sure that I am willing they should love their Christ more than my Buddha, for the love is the main thing, and I like him too." - Henry David Thoreau

"There are some things I don't understand about Jess and never will. No wedding dress. No flowers. No photo album. No champagne. The only thing she got out of her wedding was a husband. (I mean, obviously the husband is the main point when you get married. Absolutely. That goes without saying. But still, not even a new pair of shoes?)" - Sophie Kinsella

"The main thing on film is you want to be innocent to the moment." - Richard Jenkins

"As you get to thirty, the main thing is to not be sensible." - Mark Steel

"Empathy is the main thing, putting yourself in somebody else's shoes and trying not to judge." - Keira Knightley

"The main thing in my that I really need to go home and practice." - Pat Metheny

"The main thing is not to let go of the vine." - Johnny Weissmuller

"Getting distracted by trifles is the easiest thing in the world... Focus on your main duty" - Epictetus

"The main thing is, believe in yourself. Reach out and go after it." - Joanna Garcia

"The bullshit never ends. That's the main thing to remember. It never ends." - Sam Lipsyte

"The main thing is to not cut yourself and bleed to death in the tub." - Frankie Andreu

"I think the main thing that has to end is men's defensiveness." - Jon Stewart

"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach and use your head." - Julia Child

"You need to control the country, and the main thing is not to ruin people's lives." - Alexander Lukashenko

"Attachment is the main thing that is blocking your path towards enlightenment." - Garchen Rinpoche

"Getting distracted by trifles is the easiest thing in the world... Focus on your main duty" - Epictetus

"The main thing we were made for is to work with others." - Marcus Aurelius

"The main thing in a cup tie is to get through." - Walter Smith

"The bullshit never ends. That's the main thing to remember. It never ends." - Sam Lipsyte

"Awards, they come and go. The main thing is it's all about team." - Seimone Augustus

"That's one of the main thing with the lyrics - not giving any answers." - Mark Tremonti

"With any job the main thing that makes the job is the people." - Nell Hudson

"The main thing known about secrets is that keeping them is unhealthy for the brain." - David Eagleman

"The main thing I despise about America now is driving on the freeways." - Jesse Ventura

"The main thing is to explain to yourself that everybody suffers." - Alice Mattison

"In the works of Nature, purpose, not accident, is the main thing." - Aristotle

"The main thing about acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made." - George Burns

"The main thing is to know something and to say it." - Friedrich Schlegel

"The music is the main thing and it's just as easy to write acceptable words." - Bill Haley

"The main thing you got to remember is that everything in the world is a hustle." - Alex Haley

"The main thing is that everything become simple, easy enough for a child to understand." - Albert Camus

"The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work." - Charles Barkley

"The main thing that I learned from my horrible job experiences was how horrible they were." - Adam Carolla

"The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human." - Aaron Carter

"The main thing I want to do is make people feel more connected and more active." - Dan Deacon

"I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language." - Dan Fogelberg

"That was all Rose, and Rose knew what she was doing. Her main thing was story." - John Goodman

"Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"I think the main thing for kids is to have them believe in themselves." - Dwyane Wade

"Got through it without fluffing, that's the main thing any actor can hope for." - John Leeson

"I like a girl who laughs a lot. That's my main thing." - Cody Linley

"The main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectation and your idea." - Agnes Martin

"You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally." - Floyd Mayweather Jr

"The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher." - Frank Mccourt

"I think the main thing, don't you, is to keep the show on the road." - Elizabeth Bowen

"The main thing is to make history, not to write it." - Otto Von Bismarck

"I'm still blowing alright, and I still enjoy it which is the main thing." - Acker Bilk

"The main thing is to know something and to say it." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"I want my grandchildren to be proud of me. That's the main thing." - George P Shultz

"The main thing is to know something and to say it." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Sc

"But the main thing is that medication, too, is not all the help." - Tanya Tucker

"The first thing, the main thing, about how I work is I need to understand the character." - Marion Cotillard

"This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die." - Will Rogers

"The main function of color should be to serve expression." - Henri Matisse

"I'm the main rapper of B2ST, Yang Yoseob!" - Yoseob

"Minho looks like a main character of a manga." - Onew

"Let God Himself be the main attraction at church again..." - James MacDonald

"The main thing is to be yourself. Many times its through a mistake that you learn. And the main thing is to make sure you learn through your mistakes and get better." - Ayrton Senna

"The extra opinions and the extra praise is just a bonus, it's not the main thing. The main thing is how I feel about myself. And I feel really good about myself." - Brandy Norwood

"If you develop a detachment, through thoughtless awareness, God will take over, He will do your work. He will look after you. You should have faith in God that is the main thing which people don't understand what it means to have faith in God . That He is almighty, He does everything, He looks after everything, why should we worry? This is a very good way of life, is not to worry." - Nirmala Srivastava

"It is not the mouth that is the main thing to be looked at in prayer, but whether the heart is so full of affection and earnestness in prayer with God, that it is impossible to express their sense and desire; for then a man desires indeed, when his desires are so strong, many, and mighty, that all the words, tears, and groans that can come from the heart, cannot utter them." - John Bunyan

"Dear Sir: Yours of the 24th. asking 'the best mode of obtaining a thorough knowledge of the law' is received. The mode is very simple, though laborious, and tedious. It is only to get the books, and read, and study them carefully. Begin with Blackstone's Commentaries, and after reading it carefully through, say twice, take up Chitty's Pleading, Greenleaf's Evidence, & Story's Equity &c. in succession. Work, work, work, is the main thing." - Abraham Lincoln

"The main thing you worry about is just coming up with songs at all. I don't sit down and write stuff like certain writers do. They think about what they are going to write first and then they write it. I just get what comes in at me. It's like I'm a musician and if I can keep my mitt on, I can catch the balls that come at me." - Steven Tyler

"I am a wicked man... But do you know, gentlemen, what was the main point about my wickedness? The whole thing, precisely was, the greatest nastiness precisely lay in my being shamefully conscious every moment, even in moments of the greatest bile, that I was not only not a wicked man but was not even an embittered man, that I was simply frightening sparrows in vain, and pleasing myself with it." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The main thing is to remain oneself, under any circumstances; that was and is our common purpose." - Madeleine Albright

"The main thing I need to do is create, hopefully, exquisitely beautiful, desirable objects for my customer" - Stella Mccartney

""The main thing is to play your heart out and whatever helps you to do that is the right way"." - Mike Stern

"The main thing (about the organization) is to enjoy motorcycles, ..and have a good relationship with the community." - Brian Johnson

"They say that adultery is the main thing that can damage a marriage, but it's not. It's boredom." - Barry Cryer

"Songwriting is my main thing. I know that I'll do that for the rest of my life." - Emeli Sande

"That's the main thing, looking for interesting characters, good directors, and experiences where you're growing and learning." - Nicholas Hoult

"The main thing between you and God is not so much your sins; it's your damnable good works." - John Gerstner

"The public doesn't want new music; the main thing it demands of a composer is that he be dead." - Arthur Honegger

"My main interest in being a director, and the most important thing to me, is that world with the actors." - Matt Reeves

"The main thing God gets out of your life is not the achievements you accomplish. It's the person you become." - Dallas Willard

"A camera is a camera, a shot is a shot, how you tell the story is the main thing." - Christopher Nolan

"Main thing is just to remember that hard work got me here and only hard work will keep me here." - Brandon Stanton

"The main thing to understand is that we are imprisoned in some kind of work of art." - Terence Mckenna

"A lot of things inspire me, but I would have to say the main thing that drives me is music." - Witney Carson

"The main thing I've learned is that we're better together and that our society needs inclusion - right? - not exclusion." - Keith Ellison

"The main thing I learned doing love scenes with a woman was, if it's there, it's there." - Laura Prepon

"Mankind has conceived history as a series of battles; hitherto it has considered fighting as the main thing in life." - Anton Chekhov

"I think the main thing I would say is, don't settle. Don't settle for something that's not great." - Michael Franti

"The main thing is winning. Stats aren't that important, but I think in the end things will work themselves out." - John Harbaugh

"It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well." - Rene Descartes

"The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry." - Maya Angelou



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