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"Very few people make exterior movies anymore. It's always action films driven by action and quick editing." - Janusz Kaminski

"The gentleman desires to be halting in speech but quick in action." - Confucius

"Action and care will in time wear down the strongest frame, but guilt and melancholy are poisons of quick dispatch." - Thomas Paine

"Trust the man who hesitates in his speech and is quick and steady in action, but beware of long arguments and long beards." - George Santayana

"Hockey should have some appeal. It's a good game in that is full of action, very quick, and it can be high-scoring." - Casey Eastham

"Death Race was a very modern action movie and it used all of those modern action techniques with lots of hand-held camera, lots of punchy zooms, and lots of quick movements and quick cuts. In 3D, I didn't want to do that anymore." - Paul W. S. Anderson

"Leadership is action, not position" - Donald McGannon

"Action without study is fatal...." - Mary Beard

"Confidence is preparation in action." - Ron Howard

"Right attitudes produces right action" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Thought is action in rehearsal." - Sigmund Freud

"Direct threats require decisive action." - Dick Cheney

"This is a different - a different era, a different war, Stretch. So what we're - people are changing phone numbers and phone calls, and they're moving quick. And we've got to be able to detect and prevent. I keep saying that, but this is a - it requires quick action. . . ." - George W Bush

"For the wise man delights in establishing his merit, the brave man likes to show his courage in action, the covetous man is quick at seizing advantages, and the stupid man has no fear of death." - Sun Tzu

"Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the quick, yet, with my nobler reason, against my fury do I take part; the rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance." - William Shakespeare

"I approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it's quick action and no fear, and sometimes it's irrational fear. You don't always know." - Victoria Pratt

"Be quick without hurrying." - John Wooden

"In photography, you've got to be quick, quick, quick, quick...Like an animal and a prey." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"Forever goes quick." - Joseph Heller

"Leadership is an action, not a position." - Donald McGannon

"Without action, you aren't going anywhere." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Vision with action can change the world." - J. A. Baker

"A generous action is its own reward." - William Thomas Walsh

"Action first, mistakes second, lessons third." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Prayer is faith passing into action." - Richard Cecil

"Thoughts are the seed of action." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Thinking without constructive action becomes a disease." - Henry Ford

"Counterintuitive action makes a fellow feel smart." - Penn Jillette

"A leader should have a quick intelligence. Time is a factor in all action. An imperfect scheme put into action at the proper time is better than a perfect one accomplished too late. Sometimes time is so important that it becomes the principal consideration." - Andre Maurois

"Action without thought is mindlessness, and thought without action is hypocritical." - Ayn Rand

"Creative and action are synonymous. You can't be creative. Without taking action." - Steve Fisher

"When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"I think the best type of action movie combines a love story with the action." - Morris Chestnut

"An ethical action, like an unethical action, is usually analyzed by politicians purely in pragmatic terms." - Adam Michnik

"Quick beleevers neede broad shoulders." - George Herbert

"Quick. Name ten dead redheads." - Doug Coupland

"Quick, someone's coming! Look real!" - Terry Pratchett

"Quick believers need broad shoulders." - George Herbert

"Be quick, but don't hurry." - John Wooden

"Quick. Name ten dead redheads." - Douglas Coupland

"Luckily I'm a quick healer." - Heather Mills

"Quick decisions are unsafe decisions." - Sophocles

"Quick enough, if good enough." - St Jerome

"In general, the men of lower intelligence won out. Afraid of their own shortcomings and of the intelligence of their opponents, so that they would not lose out in reasoned argument or be taken by surprise by their quick-witted opponents, they boldly moved into action. Their enemies,on the contrary, contemptuous and confident in their ability to anticipate, thought there was no need to take by action what they could win by their brains." - Thucydides

"I used to tiptoe up to my bedroom door and leap into my room in an attempt to surprise my dolls in the midst of some kind of action. Unfortunately, they were always too quick for me. I'm still disappointed about that." - Marion Dane Bauer

"On popular issues like poverty and slavery, where Christians are likely to be applauded for our social action, we are quick to stand up and speak out. Yet on controversial issues like homosexuality and abortion, where Christians are likely to be criticized for our involvement, we are content to sit down and stay quiet." - David Platt

"Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford." - George Matthew Adams

"The first race is really just something that we will all need to get through. Until people see the cars in action I don't think they will understand how quick they will be, which means they are going to be tiring to drive." - Nigel Mansell

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." - Thomas Huxley

"Personal power is the ability to take action." - Tony Robbins

"Make the expectations lively enough, and action will follow." - Mason Cooley

"Every thing and every human action revolves in rhythm." - Babatunde Olatunji

"Unconscious decisions for action go on constantly inside the head." - Robert E. Ornstein

"I think that Utopia is a theory of human action..." - Cory Doctorow

"Top performers take action now, they move, they execute." - Tony Jeary

"That action is best which procures the greatest happiness." - Francis Hutcheson

"Life and death do not wait for legal action." - Daphne Du Maurier

"Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change." - Ingrid Bengis

"Life doesn't require ideals. It requires standards of action." - Haruki Murakami

"Well you know for me, the action is the juice." - Tom Sizemore

"Love is a verb and verbs show action" - Mr T

"In tactics, action is the governing rule of war." - Ferdinand Foch

"A good action is preferable to an argument." - Voltaire

"Why should we be cowed by the name of Action?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Power should answer by action, not by speech." - Austin O'Malley

"I just thought, 'I want to be an action hero.'" - Melissa George

"Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action." - George Gillespie

"Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success." - Shiv Khera

"Promptly report your action to the one who requested it." - Morton Blackwell

"A man is the origin of his action." - Aristotle

"I'll watch anything, from action to art films." - Nathaniel Philbrick

"The test of any man lies in action." - Pindar

"Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action." - Samuel Smiles

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." - Francis Bacon

"There is little more powerful than when truth joins action." - Bryant H Mcgill

"The word 'hope' for me is always infused with action." - Morley

"Most Pixar films are better than most live action films." - Wesley Morris

"Large action arrest small action." - Dai Vernon

"Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action." - Helen Gahagan

"I would really like to do a straight action movie that's hardcore - heavy action, like 'The Expendables' or 'Fast Five." - Tania Raymonde

"Karma indicates action, but not necessarily physical action; nor is karma a result in the sense of a reward." - Frederick Lenz

"Ironically, I think action can be the dullest part of movies nowadays - and I love action movies!" - Matthew Vaughn

"Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established." - Honore De Balzac

"Quick: noise made by a dyslexic duck" - Barry Cryer

"Quick!! Act as if nothing has happened!" - Dorothy Parker

"Civilization creates discontents; barbarism creates quick endings." - Mason Cooley

"Quick-loving hearts ... may quickly loathe." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Too quick a sense of constant infelicity." - Jeremy Taylor

"So quick bright things come to confusion.??????" - William Shakespeare

"Men of cold passions have quick eyes." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"He's as quick as a hiccup." - Darrell Royal

"A quick cure is a quack cure." - Margaret Thatcher

"Who the heck is Don Quick-oats?" - Libba Bray

"Quick riches are more dangerous than poverty." - Napoleon Hill

"People are quick to jump to conclusions." - Lily Collins

"Be quick but do not hurry." - John Wooden

"So quick bright things come to confusion." - William Shakespeare

"So quick bright things come to confusion." - William Shakespeare

"Quick, name some towns in New Jersey" - James Thurber

"Everyone's quick to blame the alien." - Aeschylus

"I'm pretty instinctive. I'm a quick learner." - Shannon Elizabeth

"true apothecary thy drugs art quick" - William Shakespeare

"Man is too quick at forming conclusions." - Edward E Barnard

"A million years went by quick." - Carlton Fisk

"In Hollywood, you grow up quick." - Lauren Conrad

"I am very quick to judge." - Graham Norton

"Umpires sometimes have a quick trigger." - Joe Torre

"Most of us use 'I'm waiting for God to reveal His calling on my life' as a means of avoiding action. Did you hear God calling you to sit in front of the television yesterday? Or to go on your last vacation? Or exercise this morning? Probably not, but you still did it. The point isn't that vacations or exercise are wrong, but that we are quick to rationalize our entertainment and priorities yet are slow to commit to serving God." - Francis Chan

"Most of us use "I'm waiting for God to reveal His calling on my life" as a means of avoiding action. Did you hear God calling you to sit in front of the television yesterday? Or to go on your last vacation? Or exercise this morning? Probably not, but you still did it. The point is' that vacations or exercise are wrong, but that we are quick to rationalize our entertainment and priorities yet are slow to commit to serving God." - Francis Chan

"Most of us use "I'm waiting for God to reveal His calling on my life" as a means of avoiding action. Did you hear God calling you to sit in front of the television yesterday? Or to go on your last vacation? Or exercise this morning? Probably not, but you still did it. The point is' that vacations or exercise are wrong, but that we are quick to rationalize our entertainment and priorities yet are slow to commit to serving God." - Francis Chan

"For me, a wake-up playlist completely depends on what mood I'm in. If I need to get into action pretty quick, it will be between Beyonce and Miles Davis. I'm a massive Beyonce fan, and all of her anthems will do it for me. And Miles Davis, because I grew up hearing his music because my dad played it a lot, so that will always be special to me." - Laura Mvula

"If quick, I survive. If not quick, I am lost. This is death." - Sun Tzu

"We can't move quickly. You move quick out here and you die quick." - Cody Lundin

"The trouble with quick and dirty is that dirty remains long after quick has been forgotten." - Steve Mcconnell

"Happy wife, happy life. I think every man learns that quick. Really quick." - Chad Kroeger

"I get mad quick and and go off at the handle quick." - Ja Rule

"Truly compassionate action arises spontaneously without thought and is carried out in real action with no anticipation of reward and, indeed, no concept of a doer of that action." - Brad Warner

"This is a call to action-not an action that will make things better in six months' time or a year's time, but action that might save someone's life and someone's future this afternoon, tonight, tomorrow morning." - Patrick Stewart

"For at no time are any events predestined. There should be no such word in your vocabulary, for with every moment you change, and every heartbeat is an action, and every action changes every other action." - Seth

"Intention is the measure for rendering actions true, so that, where intention is sound, action is sound, and where it is corrupt, then action is corrupt" - Al-Nawawi

"Action eradicates fear. No matter what you fear,- positive, self-affirming action can diminish or completely cancel that which you are fearful of." - Mark Victor Hansen

"...what we need is action - action!" - John Brown

"A military mindset is objectively analyzing a planned course of action and anticipating the likely consequences before you take that action." - Tulsi Gabbard

"The chiefest action for a man of great spirit is never to be out of action... the soul was never put into the body to stand still." - John Webster

"Memorial bracelets memorializing prisoners of war, missing in action, killed in action, and those who died of wounds or injuries sustained in a combat theater are authorized." - James F Amos

"Obviously, you know, I am known as an action director, and being a film editor previously had been a great advantage for me as an action director." - John Glen

"Be not too tame neither, but let your own Discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action." - William Shakespeare

"I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I'm the action guy." - Kevin Bacon

"With action films, it's great if it's not just driven by action, but by a good story and interesting characters, as well. Though, there's nothin' like kicking butt!" - Dwayne Johnson

"Business and action strengthen the brain, but too much study weakens it." - Henry George Bohn

"The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating." - Cesar Chavez

"The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative." - Hildegard Goss-Mayr

"If one wishes to know love, one must live love, in action." - Leo Buscaglia

"The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action." - William James

"A life of action and danger moderates the dread of death." - William Hazlitt

"History is the action and reaction of these two, nature and thought." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Action always beats inaction." - T Harv Eker

"Fear of the future and longing for the past are major factors which impede appropriate action." - Brenda Shoshanna

"Taking action births motivation." - Greg Smith

"I'm an Action Transvestite" - Eddie Izzard

"Action and contemplation are..." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"My films can be considered political action against the tyranny of good taste." - John Waters

"Faith is an action, based on a belief, supported by confidence." - R. W. Schambach

"Conscience is the virtue of the observers not the agents of action" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The one thing that separates winners from the losers, is , winners take action." - Tony Robbins

"Compassion is an unstable emotion. It needs to be translated into action, or it withers." - Susan Sontag

"Real hope combined with real action has always pulled me through difficult times." - Jenni Schaefer

"No action, activity, or process is more central to a healthy organization than the meeting" - Patrick Lencioni

"Believing requires action." - James E Faust



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