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Parents Making A Difference Quotes


"It's been ingrained in me, from my parents and others, this idea of making a difference in the world." - Lawrence Bender

"My parents taught my sister and me the importance of giving back and making a difference in another person's life." - Beyonce Knowles

"When I was a kid I never knew the difference between a sitcom and a drama. I just knew what my parents were watching and what was making them happy." - Dan Harmon

"Even when I was little and going on auditions, it was clear who was there because they wanted to be there, and who was there because their stage parents were making them be there. There was a major difference." - Wil Wheaton

"Running a business is making a difference in people's lives" - Richard Branson

"There's a difference between making an imitation and selling it." - Jonathan Hoefler

"You need to feel that you're making a difference." - Sheryl Sandberg

"There's a difference between making an imitation and selling it." - Jonathan Hoefler

"Knowledge is the key to making a difference." - Sylvia Earle

"There's a difference between making an imitation and selling it." - Jonathan Hoefler

"I love making a difference, and doing it quickly." - Greg Brenneman

"You may find that making a difference for others makes the biggest difference in you." - Brian Williams

"Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a difference-with words." - Elizabeth Hardwick

"Individuals by themselves can make a difference. And by making a difference, you can improve the world." - Bill Frist

"There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph." - Robert Heinecken

"There is a great difference between shooting a photograph and making a photograph." - Robert Heinecken

"In a cornball way, I think being a celebrity is about making a difference, too." - David Hasselhoff

"There's a difference between making incremental improvements and making sweeping changes that take you away from your core values." - Tony Dungy

"It's not about making money for themselves or the company, but making a difference in the lives of others." - Don Yaeger

"It's not about making money for themselves or the company, but making a difference in the lives of others." - Don Yaeger

"I remember a conversation with my parents about who the people on the TV were, and learning they were actors and they acted out this story and just thinking that was the most fantastic notion, and that's what I want to do. And I remember understanding very clearly the difference between the fantasy and reality of that, and that making it even more exciting." - David Tennant

"Living life is a choice. Making a difference in someone else's isn't." - Kid Cudi

"A leader should never risk their ability to make a difference by making an unnecessary point." - Andy Stanley

"I think I'm making a difference for a lot of young singers." - Marilyn Horne

"Being a working mom, you want to make a difference in our schools, which is making a difference in our children and ultimately it's making a difference in our community." - Kimora Lee Simmons

"If not enough people doubt you, you're not making a difference." - Seth Godin

"We are too focused on avoiding criticism and not enough on making a difference." - Seth Godin

"Dreamers dream about things being different. Visionaries envision themselves making a difference." - Andy Stanley

"Every individual can make a difference every day by making conscious choices." - Jane Goodall

"There's a difference between making fun of something and having fun with something." - Kristin Chenoweth

"There is a difference between your parents' not reporting to you everything they do and keeping secrets from you." - Carolyn Hax

"In terms of my belief that one individual can make a difference - that belief comes from my parents." - Pierre Omidyar

"Prayer is simple, as simple as a child making known its wants to it parents." - Oswald Chambers

"When you encourage others, you, in the process, are encouraged because you're making a commitment and difference in that person's life. Encouragement really does make a difference." - Zig Ziglar

"I love making people smile. I get so much energy through interacting and feeling like I've made a difference, a small difference." - Debbi Fields

"When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you're making a commitment and difference in that person's life. Encouragement really does make a difference." - Zig Ziglar

"But there's a big difference between, say, reporting on a story and simply making up a story." - Errol Morris

"If your job is not making a difference in this world, by all means, get out there and find something else ... You"ll find a sense of making a difference through your work if you simply look for it." - John C Maxwell

"If your job is not making a difference in this world, by all means, get out there and find something else ... You'll find a sense of making a difference through your work if you simply look for it." - John C Maxwell

"There's nothing more rewarding than making a difference doing charity work or being able to be there for a friend." - Michael Ealy

"The cumulative effect of each person making a change in his or her own life will make a difference." - James Balog

"Government funding that's coming from the United States is making a huge difference on the ground in the developing world. It's really palpable - it's making a huge difference saving lives." - Melinda Gates

"My parents, God love 'em, did such a great job of making sure I was a normal kid." - Jason Hervey

"Don't think about making money, think about making a difference, spot where others are doing it badly and do it better" - Richard Branson

"To me, success is making a positive difference through art - making art that affects the world and that changes the way people feel about themselves and the world." - Kat Graham

"Your self-confidence is directly connected to how much you feel you are making a difference in the world." - Brian Tracy

"Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low." - Tom Peters

"It's the curiosity that drives me. It's making a difference in the world that prevents me from ever giving up." - Deborah Meier

"People who are 'different' are usually the ones that end up making a difference in the world." - Hayley Williams

"There is no greater reward than working from your heart and making a difference in the world." - Carlos Santana

"As an actor, you always want to feel like what you're doing is making a difference to the story." - Matthew Lewis

"Title I dollars are well spent. They are really making a difference in the education of students." - Suzanne Bonamici

"People have to understand that unless social enterprise is experimental, it will not succeed in making a difference." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"My parents, and their interest in making the world a better place for more people inspired me." - Philip Kotler

"I don't see a difference between a biological family and an adoptive one. I think the difference is more in the eyes of others around you, who might judge because you're not the same skin color as your parents." - Olivier Rousteing

"When I became a man, and I started to understand the difference between the truth and what your parents are supposed to tell you, there's a difference, know what I mean?" - Nipsey Hussle

"As a teacher you can see the difference in kids who have parents who were involved. That difference, by the time these kids get to the third grade, is drastic." - Jenna Bush

"There's a big difference between being privileged and being spoilt. My parents always said, 'Spoilt means ruined, and you're not ruined, just incredibly fortunate.'" - Tamara Ecclestone

"See that your difference makes a difference." - Truman G. Madsen

"There's no question that a great teacher can make a huge difference in a student's achievement, and we need to recruit, train and reward more such teachers. But here's what some new studies are also showing: We need better parents. Parents more focused on their children's education can also make a huge difference in a student's achievement." - Thomas Friedman

"I love you for making the difference in my life." - Stedman Graham

"Distinction without a difference." - Henry Fielding

"Documentaries make a difference." - Paul Watson

"I have a passion to make a difference in the world. And that difference can be just making the fans at my show leave with a smile on their faces and feeling uplifted." - Michael Franti

"I walked away exhilarated by my success, because there's nothing like making a difference in someone's life, even if that difference is a lifetime of nightmares and a fortune in therapy bills." - Marilyn Manson

"I think I'm proudest of making my parents proud." - Eric Dickerson

"Everybody's got an opinion. Leaders are paid to make a decision. The difference between offering an opinion and making a decision is the difference between working for the leader and being the leader." - Bill Walsh

"There are many people making a difference. I mean, Dr. King never held an office. Gandhi never held an office. There are people who are archetypes in our society who have never held office and made a difference." - Dennis Kucinich

"If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you're active in your community, there's nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life." - Julia Louisdreyfus

"If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you're active in your community, there's nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life." - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"South Africa is a country built on possibility. Possibility lies in making a difference and creating value from a situation - without denying that certain issues exist." - Benjamin Zander

"I believe that the only excuse we have for being musicians and for making music in any fashion, is to make it differently, to perform it differently, to establish the music's difference, vis-a-vis our own difference." - Glenn Gould

"People don't believe that their actions really and truly are going to make a difference. But kids get it. They know. And they get all excited about the difference they're making." - Jane Goodall

"I was really strict about my daughter sleeping in her own room, and now she's really independent and likes it that way. So I think for all new moms, I can totally see how you can get wrapped up in making your child 100% your time. But if you could just take 5% or 10% for yourself a day, it won't just make the difference in your confidence, but also your sanity. I think once you just set boundaries and how you're going to parent - everyone parents differently so I hate to be that person to tell them how anyone should parent, I think whatever works for you works." - Kim Kardashian

"When I was younger, the people making the sacrifice were my parents. It's not a cheap sport. Luckily, I had parents who made a lot of life sacrifices so I could continue in gymnastics." - Jonathan Horton

"Leadership is no longer about your position. It's now more about your passion for excellence and making a difference You can lead without a title" - Robin S. Sharma

"Focus attention and energy on making a difference in the lives of others, and success might follow as a by-product." - Adam Grant

"There is not much difference between a mortal man and a dying man. The absurdity of making plans is only slightly more obvious in the second case." - Emile M Cioran

"A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference." - David Almond

"Success is making a positive difference to other people, especially seeing others grow, succeed and thrive as a result of your own small contribution." - Azran Osman Rani

"A friend of mine works for Autism Speaks. It's an amazing cause that is making a real difference in the lives of so many people." - Adrienne Bailon

"I was raised on the values of speaking up and making a positive difference in a very political family that believed in the importance of public service." - Scott Mcclellan

"A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burden to their Parents, or the Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public." - Jonathan Swift

"You never hear of a live-action studio that has been making so-so films looking over at a studio that's making great movies and going, 'Oh, we see the difference - we're using a different camera.'" - John Lasseter

"There is a lot of difference at McDonald's between the guy in the back making the fries and the manager up front who is running the place." - Don Meyer

"If you live life with the intention of making a difference in others' lives, your life will be full not empty." - John C Maxwell

"There is a difference between admitting and confessing. Admitting involves softening, making excuses for things that cannot be excused; confessing just names the crimes at its full severity." - Veronica Roth

"every individual can make a difference ... if we continue to leave decision making to the so-called decision makers, things will never change." - Jane Goodall

"The greatest rewards come when you give of yourself. It's about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference." - Nick Vujicic

"We talked [with Scott Derrickson] about making it kind of muscular and practical. Yeah it's a fantasy but what's the difference between fantasy and reality really?" - Tilda Swinton

"I love being able to perform in front of people. I like potentially making a difference in somebody's day or somebody's life." - Carrie Underwood

"For me, getting off the sidelines means women making a difference by letting their voices be heard on the issues they care about." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"After a while size means nothing. It gets back to whether you're making 100% rate of return on $10,000 or $100 million dollars. It doesn't make any difference." - Paul Tudor Jones

"There's a very big difference between negotiating to borrow billions of dollars on behalf of MCA and negotiating to borrow 28 cents in connection with making independent pictures." - Sidney Sheinberg

"Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its participants and the people they serve, we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans." - Cliff Stearns

"Happiness doesn't come from making a fortune and owning lots of possessions. 'Stuff' doesn't bring happiness. Family, friends, good health and the satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference are what really matter." - Richard Branson

"Growing up poor, I never missed out on anything. My parents did a beautiful job of not making me feel like I was lesser than any other kids." - Mila Kunis

"Both my parents were working-class and had dreams of making the world a better place. It's pretty powerful, being able to reflect back their beliefs." - Neneh Cherry

"We all have a role to play - the President, Congress, parents, students and schools - in making college affordable and keeping the middle class dream alive." - Arne Duncan

"But parents and schools have their priorities; making sure our kids eat right because research shows a clear connection between nutrition and student performance in school." - Jared Polis

"One option is to struggle to be heard whenever you're in the room... Another is to be the sort of person who is missed when you're not. The first involves making noise. The second involves making a difference." - Seth Godin

"Family councils, led by righteous, loving parents who are striving to teach their children to love and respect each other, can make a difference in creating a sense of discipline, order and loving cooperation in the home." - M Russell Ballard

"Kids and adults have a difference of opinion when it comes to what constitutes legitimate reading. Adults often push books that they loved as children, which, ironically, were often books that their parents weren't particularly keen on." - Jeff Kinney

"Information is a difference that makes a difference." - Gregory Bateson

"Go on... make a difference." - Heather Mills

"Indifference is a quarantined difference." - Akiane Kramarik

"Rehearsals make a huge difference." - John Leguizamo

"I could make a difference." - Chris Burke

"A difference is a difference only if it makes a difference." - Darrell Huff

"Every piece of remotely responsible research that has been done in the last 20 years on this issue has shown there is no difference between children who are raised by same-sex parents and children who are raised by opposite-sex parents. What matters is that children are being raised in a stable, loving environment." - Mary Cheney

"A difference which makes no difference is no difference at all." - William James

"If you think about making a difference in the community, my family has always had a strong interest in the arts. I'm always interested in finding ways to innovate... It's a blend; it's not a point focus." - Paul Allen

"I believe in the power of women. As nurturers, we have a unique ability to care and share and make the world a better place. Women Who Inspire are women who are making a difference." - Donna Karan

"Being in a pageant is not just about beauty. It's more about service to the community and being a role model and making a difference. It's being proud of your city. It's all what you put into it..." - Chantel Giamanco

"Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph." - Robert Heinecken

"[The] USA has been immensely successful in making the determination to deal with terrorism [as] a factor in the global world and, similarly, if it took a similar interest in education, it could make a difference." - Amartya Sen

"There are times when you come across somebody that's really impressive, someone that's got a proper living and really does make a difference to people's lives. Then I do feel a bit of a wanker, admitting I'm an actress. That's hard to say to someone who may be making a difference. But I don't know how I could change things." - Michelle Gomez

"Rearranging furniture, adding some candles, or making even small tweaks can really make the difference." - Anthea Turner

"I think there's a difference between making comedy and reporting comedy. When you're a joke teller you can easily fall into the second, you can show up and just say the jokes." - Demetri Martin

"What we create together is a relationship in which our work can show up as making a difference in people's lives. I welcome the unprecedented opportunity for us to work globally on that which concerns us all as human beings." - Werner Erhard

"It's not quite the same as other kinds of performing, but I love animation. It is just a different kind of experience. The difference is that making a live action movie you are using your whole body." - John Leguizamo

"Students need to be reminded that revision isn't merely making a few cosmetic changes. Revision is seeing and then reseeing our words and practicing strategies that make a difference in our writing." - Georgia Heard

"There are men you build a future with, Dani. And then there are men that you know, going in, that you're only making a memory with. I know the difference ..Some memories are worth the price. I'll deal with it." - Karen Marie Moning

"There's a difference between the fact that the universe is inherently unfair on a cosmic level, and the fact that life is unfair because people are actively making it so." - John Scalzi

"I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world," - Misha Collins

"If you can't travel to the developing world, look at helping to fund a woman with a small loan and follow her. Learn her story. Learn about the difference that you're making." - Melinda Gates

"Success is not only the financial wealth you accumulate, it is also about being a leader, improving your relationships, living healthfully, and making a real difference in the world." - Darren Hardy

"There has never been, and never will be, anyone who sees, thinks, or responds exactly the way you do. Whether you're revolutionizing physics or making a quilt, you must display your differences to make a difference." - Martha Beck

"If you're a baker, making bread, you're a baker. If you make the best bread in the world, you're not an artist, but if you bake the bread in the gallery, you're an artist. So the context makes the difference." - Marina Abramovic

"It's good that they've seen it, but how can I be satisfied after working for two years making a film which I hope will make a difference, when the government sees the film and does nothing about it?" - Mathieu Kassovitz

"I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world." - Misha Collins

"If there was a time when 'The Ecologist' appeared not to be making a difference at all, not doing something useful, I wouldn't do 'The Ecologist,' but I think it is useful." - Zac Goldsmith

"I don't see how you can grow as a world without being able to get along with people. So many people is hating out there and it's not making a difference." - Rodney King

"I think the biggest difference is in live action, you show up, and there's a set there and a ground to stand on, at least, and in animation, there's kinda nothing. You are making decisions on everything." - Dan Scanlon

"I do try to be of some use in the world. I sometimes do volunteer work with kids, and manage to help some people a little, but really making a significant difference can be hard." - John Shirley

"I feel like I'm making a difference. I feel like putting out a message for young girls to follow your dreams and just work at what you want to do and be yourself." - Willow Smith

"And if you're singing to someone, or if they're singing along, and suddenly you're in harmony, then it's actually making a huge difference on a subatomic level that is actually transforming the world." - Jason Mraz

"Growing up in Atlanta I always had a sense of what fashion was, a sense of style - my parents always talked about the importance of making a first impression and that's stayed with me." - Cam Newton

"You don't need to be right all the time. Your child wants a man for a father, not a formula. He wants real parents, real people, capable of making mistakes without moping about it." - Derek Williams

"Congress has a legitimate interest in making sure that a practice that appears to reduce disease and healthcare costs remains available to parents. And, nothing in my bill prohibits statewide law ensuring that male circumcision occurs in a hygienic manner." - Brad Sherman

"If you worry about making bogeys, it makes the game that much more difficult. You put more pressure on yourself without even noticing it. It makes a difference to take it easy when things aren't going right." - Sergio Garcia

"Making a difference in your work is not about productivity; it's about people. When you focus on others and connect with them, you can work together to accomplish great things." - John C Maxwell

"One good wish changes nothing. But one good decision changes everything. Your power to choose, to make a good decision, spells the difference between wishing and making real life changes." - Steve Goodier

"If the media is sending girls the message that their value lies in their bodies, this can only leave them feeling disempowered and distract them from making a difference and becoming leaders." - Jennifer Siebel Newsom

"But at the same time you can't assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life" - Angela Davis

"True beauty radiates not from outer cosmetics, but from the simple joy of making a difference for those that need your voice, passion, and time without expecting or wanting anything in return..." - Deborah Barnes

"I would say the biggest difference is that you're just in a studio by yourself when you're making an animated movie. You don't have anybody to play off of." - Bill Hader

"Bernard [Leach] was making pots which were duplicates of his drawing, and that was a difference of approach, which I think is quite critical to these two men [Leach and Shoji Hamada]." - Warren MacKenzie

"The real strength of the environmental movement is the tens of thousands, even millions of individuals around the world who are really making a difference and they are doing it out of passion." - Paul Watson

"It feels good to rail against what is wrong in the world, to fight the good fight, to beat the drum of making a difference. I am right there with you." - Brenda Strong



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