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Setting Out Quotes


"Setting out rules for waging war (the Geneva Convention)." - Paulo Coelho

"The spirit of God has the habit of taking the words of Jesus out of their scriptural setting and putting them into the setting of our personal lives." - Oswald Chambers

"Any essayist setting out on a frail apparatus of notings and jottings is a brave person." - Diane Johnson

"How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else." - Buckminster Fuller

"When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from someone who never left home" - Rumi

"We are setting out to create new worlds, new beings, new modes of consciousness." - William S Burroughs

"Setting goals that have already been achieved is a cop-out." - Gerry Lindgren

"Forgiveness is setting the prisoner free, only to find out that the prisoner was me." - Corrie Ten Boom

"Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age." - William Feather

"How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else." - R Buckminster Fuller

"I think you can get happiness through making a real difference in other people's lives by setting out to make other people's lives better and setting out to right the wrongs in the world." - Richard Branson

"I pulled out box after box, setting them haphazardly around the room. My organization lacked something - like, say, organization ..." - Richelle Mead

"A fool who has a flash of wit creates astonishment and scandal, like hack-horses setting out to gallop." - Nicolas Chamfort

"A house of dreams untold, It looks out over the whispering treetops, And faces the setting sun." - Edward Alexander Macdowell

"The time I save setting up and cleaning up probably balances out by the time I spend on output." - Buffy Sainte-Marie

"Setting out around midnight, I couldn't help shaking my head, "We're the goddamned hottest vampire hunters ever." I muttered." - Richelle Mead

"The time I save setting up and cleaning up probably balances out by the time I spend on output." - Buffy Saintemarie

"Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake." - Nick Clooney

"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude." - Jeanne Moreau

"God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space." - Pope Pius XII

"Just because we cannot see clearly te end of the road, that is no reason for not setting out on the essential journey." - John F Kennedy

"Men cannot improve a society by setting fire to it: they must seek out its old virtues, and bring them back into the light." - Russell Kirk

"There is something very cheerful and courageous in the setting-out of a child on a journey of speech with so small baggage and with so much confidence ..." - Alice Meynell

"I believe that the establishment of a real ambition, a powerfully galvanizing and exciting vision of what a group is setting out to create, is vitally important." - Kevin Allen

"When setting out upon your way to Ithaca, wish always that your course be long, full of adventure, full of lore." - Constantine P. Cavafy

"With most of my books, I'll actually go out and look at the setting. If you describe things carefully, it kind of makes the scene pop." - John Sandford

"My thinking is, if we're setting out to make comedy in which nothing is off limits, then everybody is fair game." - Nick Kroll

"We have an electronic vein we have tapped and applied it to a rock setting like tons of bands out there." - Mike Lowry

"The best managers figure out how to get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than by trying to control their people." - Reed Hastings

"You know, men would much rather run away than talk about stuff, and my default setting has always been, 'If you have an argument, walk out the door.'" - Stephen Moyer

"We in the Labour party know better than most that opposition is the easy part. What's more difficult is governing and setting out an agenda for government." - Lucy Powell

"Worry is negative goal setting." - Brian Tracy

"Normal' is a dryer setting." - Elizabeth Moon

"I don't regret setting bombs." - Bill Ayers

"Pessimism is my default setting." - Miranda Hart

"Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed out inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure." - Gay Hendricks

"This setting down and folding our arms, and waiting for something to turn up, is just about as rich a speculation as going out into a four hundred acre lot, setting down on a sharp stone, with a pail between our knees, and waiting for a cow to back up and be milked." - Josh Billings

"Human beings either function as individuals or as members of a pack. There's a switch inside us, deep in our spirit, that you can turn one way or the other. It's almost always the case that our worst behaviour comes out when we're switched to the mob setting. The problem with a lot of software designs is that they switch us to that setting." - Jaron Lanier

"Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve." - Lakshmi Mittal

"In other words, they decided right from the start that there's no God, and they're setting out to try to prove that there's no God, ... That's their bias to start with." - Ken Ham

"Now I am setting out into the unknown. It will take me a long while to work through the grief. There are no shortcuts; it has to be gone through." - Madeleine L'Engle

"For me, prayer is not so much me setting out a shopping list of requests for God to consider as it is a way of keeping company with God." - Philip Yancey

"Climbing is an artistic, creative thing; it's about being spontaneous, traveling, seeing the world, hanging out. It's a balance of setting goals while enjoying the process, being ambitious without being too competitive." - Chris Sharma

"... the random talk of people who have no chance of immortality and thus can speak their minds out has a setting, often, of lights, streets, houses, human beings, beautiful or grotesque, which will weave itself into the moment for ever." - Virginia Woolf

"Setting an example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing." - William Faulkner

"Activism is setting a goal of something you would like to be different, and figuring out what would have to change to achieve that goal. It's sort of like math." - Rachel Maddow

"When setting out on a photographic holiday, always provide yourself with two cameras, one to leave in the train going and the other to leave in the cab coming back." - W. C. Sellar

"How should an artist begin to do his work as an artist? I would insist that he begin his work as an artist by setting out to make a work of art." - Francis Schaeffer

"As before the collapse, the setting sun brushed the tiles, brought out the warm brown glow on the wallpaper, and hung the shadow of the birch on the wall as if it were a woman's scarf." - Boris Pasternak

"I will be a wise and tolerant monarch, dispencing justice fairly, and only setting nightmares to rip out the winds of the evil and the wicked. Or just anybody that I don't like." - Neil Gaiman

"A dynamic praying church must be built from the inside out, employing all four levels of prayer: the secret closet, the family altar, small group praying and finally, the congregational setting." - Richard Burr

"She feels like kicking out all the windows And setting fire to this life She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright But all the colors mix together - to grey" - Dave Matthews

"Russian is a very deceptive language, because it looks easy at first: it's like setting out for a gentle stroll and realizing that you've committed yourself to scaling Himalayan peaks." - Armand Hammer

"By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?" - Alastair Campbell

"Its so weird how connecting with someone in a different setting can bring out this whole other side of them. Like how certain places inspire us to act in ways we normally wouldn't." - Susane Colasanti

"In order for us, black and white, to disenthrall ourselves from the harshest slavemaster, racism, we must disinter our buried history.... We are all the Pilgrim, setting out on this journey." - Studs Terkel

"To my great surprise, I never heard anyone cry out in the disorder, even though they suffered in great agony. They died in silence, with no grudge, setting their teeth to bear it. All for the country!" - John Hersey

"I'd like to help out in any way I can, especially with the younger guys in the minor leagues. But as far as setting something up, we haven't really talked about it." - Prince Fielder

"Knowing how far short I fall of the glory of God - whether it's motives or actions - walking it out is about setting Christ always before me. I'm grateful for the grace of God and His mercies." - Steve Daines

"My whole purpose is to bring what's hidden out in the open so people can look at it and discuss it. And sexually oriented material is very important to study in an academic setting. Controversy is part of the fun." - Annie Sprinkle

"I have a suspicion - I have to be careful what I say - that you might actually find the best comics actually written by people who are comics writers and who aren't setting out to do graphic novels." - Terry Pratchett

"I wanted to be the writer in the room setting depth charges of feeling out the world with my language.You know, I had a very romantic idea about that.But I grew into being a performer." - Rosanne Cash

"Helping the kids out of their coats But wait the babies haven't been born I'm unpacking the bags and setting up And planting lilacs and buttercups But in the meantime I've got it hard Second floor living without a yard." - Leslie Feist

"I can sometimes gaze out of the window, at the sheep, ponies, grazing deer, and numerous woodland folk. It's a wonderful setting in which to write. I live on a dirt road, miles from anywhere, with no neighbors." - Raymond Buckland

"Bond is a classic archetype character, a character that's embedded in our heads forever, one of a lone warrior setting out to avenge a nation - and you find that character across cultures." - Bruce Feirstein

"I'm not setting 'Jericho' up to be anything other than what it is, which is, you know, a piece of good, well thought-out, well put-together TV and entertainment." - Lennie James

"I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"I was fourteen years old when I went to my first suffrage meeting. Returning from school one day, I met my mother just setting out for the meeting, and I begged her to let me go along." - Emmeline Pankhurst

"The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph's farther to the northward." - Francis Parkman

"For me, prayer is not so much me setting out a shopping list of requests for God to consider as it is a way of 'keeping company with God.'" - Philip Yancey

"The talent that has to be learned is finding out what someone's passion is and setting them up to realize that. You don't get the best work from people if you're guiding them versus them guiding themselves." - Pete Cashmore

"I can't comment on any outside perception. I'm happy to come out and talk about movies that I've worked on in a setting like this. Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is very different and private." - Jennifer Connelly

"I love Tate Modern; there's such great style and shopping here. I love the galleries and the pubs out on the street, just having your pint as the sun is setting." - Drew Barrymore

"The parent knows instinctively that if they're working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school, more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education." - John Engler

"And yet the Nobel Prizes, in singling out individuals, have done a great deal of good in pointing up to the world as a whole and setting forth clearly goals for achievement." - Willard Libby

"As the Tories know, the problem with setting yourself up as a shining example for others to follow is that when you get caught out, that proverbial substance really hits the fan." - Jo Brand

"I was a pretty nice kid. Kind of quiet, but quiet in terms I wasn't going out and setting fire to anything. I had a big mouth and I was creative type, you know." - Iggy Pop

"By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?'" - Alastair Campbell

"Because videogames are so inherently influenced by movies, to take a movie and literally create a videogame out of it, you're immediately setting limitations and expectations on what that game can be." - Josh Trank

"I remember laughing an inordinate amount of time. Setting up scenes that involve ooze coming out basements, or pigs' heads flying through windows is really fun. How could you not laugh?" - Margot Kidder

"People talk as if grief were just a feeling - as if it weren't the continually renewed shock of setting out again and again on familiar roads and being brought up short by the grim frontier post that now blocks them." - C S Lewis

"It's hard for me to believe that a shy, bespectacled college graduate like Brad Meltzer who's a novelist and a father is a really setting out to be weirdly misogynistic." - Grant Morrison

"Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting forever in one direction." - James Russell Lowell

"Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third." - Joseph Epstein

"Every junkie is like a setting sun." - Neil Young

"Normally, people who are frustrated out in the water are frustrated on land. They brought their frustration with them. If you go to a beach where there are a hundred guys out, and you paddle out looking to ride waves alone, you're setting yourself up." - Laird Hamilton

"It's great to meet people in a setting where it's really conducive to hanging out and having fun. Most film festivals are really low-stress, and good times to hang out with buddies and talk about what you're working on and come up with new ideas." - Joe Swanberg

"I always think back to the original movies and to those quieter moments where Luke is out in A New Hope, and there are the two suns setting. It is the equivalent, basically, of a farm boy dying to get out of his small town and do something bigger. It's those kinds of universal themes that ground this whole thing in space." - Adam Driver

"He was a long, stripy policeman, who flowed out of his uniform at odd spots, as if Nature, setting out to make a constable, had had a good deal of material left over which she had not liked to throw away but hardly seemed able to fit into the general scheme." - P G Wodehouse

"And for the past 10 years Ive been in a real commercial setting where people are all about numbers, theyre all about that bottom line. So its nice to step out of that and hang out with a bunch of people who play music just because they love it, as you can imagine." - Lee Ann Womack

"I don't set out to write female lead shows, necessarily. I like deeply flawed characters. When they come to me, or when I'm introduced to them, I follow the stories and the people, rather than setting out to do a female lead thing." - Jenji Kohan

"We have worked to make our trade negotiations more transparent and to negotiate value-based agreements. We have listened to concerns, for example by carrying out a reform of the investment protection system and setting out to create a multilateral investment court. Our world is rapidly changing and this creates a multitude of concerns." - Cecilia Malmstrom

"When you go out to make something, you want it to be great. You need to put a bubble around that, so no one can get into the force field and change what you're setting out to make. That's all us being producers is doing, is allowing our power to protect the integrity of what you're doing." - Jonah Hill

"The press don't wake up in the morning simply to be a mouthpiece for pols - they're out to uncover and expose news. That often is at odds with what politicians are setting out to do - it's both symbiotic and antagonistic. They need each other, they work in concert with one another, they work against one another." - Beau Willimon

"And for the past 10 years I've been in a real commercial setting where people are all about numbers, they're all about that bottom line. So it's nice to step out of that and hang out with a bunch of people who play music just because they love it, as you can imagine." - Lee Ann Womack

"The best thing about saying thank goodness in place of thank God this that here really are lots of ways of repaying your debt of goodness - by setting to create more of it, for the benefit of those to come." - Daniel Dennett

"All night have the roses heard The flute, violin, bassoon; All night has the casement jessamine stirr'd To the dancers dancing in tune; Till a silence fell with the waking bird, And a hush with the setting moon." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them." - Denis Waitley

"It's exciting setting goals and moving forward with them." - Scott Peterson

"We make no apologies for setting high standards." - Nancy L. Zimpher

"Some people are jewels in the wrong setting." - Sophie Irene Loeb

"Modesty is a diamond setting to female beauty." - Fanny Kemble

"Vulgarity is setting store by the things which are seen." - Sydney, Lady Morgan

"Nothing relieves stress like setting things on fire." - Chris Cannon

"Pray for divine guidance in your goal setting" - M Russell Ballard

"Into the field of Yellow flowers The red setting sun!" - Soseki Natsume

"My game is going wrong - the star is setting" - Alberto Ascari

"Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns." - William Wordsworth

"Nothing below heaven is worth setting our hearts upon." - Richard Baxter

"Setting down in writing, is a lasting memory." - Henry Fielding

"Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem" - Jane Porter

"More people worship the rising than the setting sun" - Pompey

"A setting sun still whispers a promise for tomorrow." - Jeb Dickerson

"Egos appear by setting themselves apart from other egos." - Martin Buber

"fast food place is a naturally creepy setting." - Jane Espenson

"Civilization is the process of setting man free from men." - Ayn Rand

"Men shut their doors against a setting sun." - William Shakespeare

"I grew up in Houston, in a pretty urbane setting." - Mireille Enos

"It's exciting setting goals and moving forward with them." - Amber Frey

"The problem is, women have stopped setting the bar high." - Steve Harvey

"Boundary setting is really a huge part of time management." - Jim Loehr

"Performance art can be produced in a coffee house setting." - Jack Bowman

"People laughed at me for setting up a surf shop." - Hobart Alter

"Beauty is an evil in an ivory setting." - Theocritus

"Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem." - Jane Porter

"Loving someone is setting them free, letting them go." - Kate Winslet

"Setting a good example is truly the most effective means of communication - and setting a poor one is disastrous!" - Jan Carlzon

"Peace comes not by establishing a calm outward setting so much as by inwardly surrendering to whatever the setting." - Hubert Van Zeller

"The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle." - Annie Besant

"How much soccer training is it needed to become a top player? It depends on the efficiency of your training routine. Setting long and short-term goals is a must. When planning out a soccer training regime, one must strive for realistic and consistent program that will diminish specific weaknesses. Broad versatility of soccer skills is the Nirvana of every dedicated trainee." - Pele

"I like keeping music in front of people. I try to sell at shows as much as I can - setting up a distro table and bringing out crates of vinyl and some CDs. That's my favorite way to sell because you're actually face-to-face with the customer." - Chris Black

"Reparations," said Jem very suddenly, setting down the pen he was holding. Will looked at him in puzzlement. "Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine is 'genuphobia'. It means an unreasonable fear of knees." "What's the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?" inquired Jessamine." - Cassandra Clare

"Taking the politics out of setting the minimum wage provides fairness for workers and predictability for businesses. This legislation will also protect the most vulnerable workers and level the playing field for employers who play by the rules. These are the right steps to take; they will make Ontario a better place to work and run a business." - Kevin Flynn

"Linnaeus, setting out for Lapland, surveys his "comb" and "spare shirt," "leathern breeches" and "gauze cap to keep off gnats," with as much complacency as Bonaparte a park of artillery for the Russian campaign. The quiet bravery of the man is admirable." - Henry David Thoreau

"Try to imagine a man setting out for the day without a single prejudice. ... Inevitably he would be in a state of paralysis. He could not get up in the morning, or choose his necktie, or make his way to the office, ... or, to come right down to the essence of the thing, even maintain his identity." - Richard M. Weaver

"Obviously you can look at things however you choose to and I'm not proud of some people in sports, but I don't really look at it as my calling to be out there setting an example. I just try to treat people the way the I want to be treated - with respect and some dignity." - Mark Martin

"In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"Sometimes my feelings are so hot that I have to take the pen and put them out on paper to keep them from setting me afire inside; then all that ink and labor are wasted because I can't print the results" - Mark Twain

"The question is not, could Utah compete week in and week out in the ACC, SEC, Big Ten, whatever, .. The question is, in a one- game setting, can Utah compete, can Utah get the market share, sell the tickets of one of those more familiar institutions. Nobody knows that answer." - Craig Thompson

"You don't want to repeat yourself for one. You don't want to fall into the cliches for another. And you don't want to be licentious really. You want to be descriptive, if you can be. And you're not setting out to arouse anybody." - Philip Roth

"One can remain more sure-footed by taking small steps, but perhaps achieve greater speed by taking bigger steps. Of course, one also runs the risk of setting out in a completely erroneous direction. Surely the important thing isn't the length of our steps, but that the objective is clear." - Angela Merkel

"Parents have to understand, that even if their child isn't showing athletic excellence in a certain sport, they still need to be involved. They don't need to be involved in a military type of setting, they just need to get out and play and enjoy themselves and find it themselves." - Allyson Felix

"Preaching Christianity to skeptics without first setting out the praeambula fidei [preambles of faith], and then complaining when they do' accept it, is like yelling in English at someone who only speaks Chinese, and then dismissing him as a fool when he does' understand you. In both cases, while there is certainly a fool in the picture, it is' the listener." - Edward Feser

"There is little faith involved in setting out on a journey where the destination is certain and every step in between has been mapped in detail. Bravery, trust, is about leaving camp in the dark, when we do not know the route ahead and cannot be certain we will ever return." - Bear Grylls

"And I was afraid. She frightens me because she can knock me down with a word. Because she does not know that writing is walking on a dizzying silence setting one word after the other on emptiness. Writing is miraculous and terrifying like the flight of a bird who has no wings but flings itself out and only gets wings by flying." - Helene Cixous

"While privacy strengthens all our bonds, secrecy weakens and damages connection. Lerner points out that we do not usually "know the emotional costs of keeping a secret" until the truth is disclosed. Usually, secrecy involves lying. And lying is always the setting for potential betrayal and violation of trust." - Bell Hooks

"We are pioneers setting out to explore a new country. We have the thrill of ever-changing view, now and again we reach a ridge or summit which opens up new and unexpected vistas - of necessity our point of view must continually change." - James Jeans

"Reparations," said Jem very suddenly, setting down the pen he was holding. Will looked at him in puzzlement. "Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine is "genuphobia". It means an unreasonable fear of knees." "What's the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?" inquired Jessamine." - Cassandra Clare

"... But as a Godless greed pursued its career from excess to excess, it provoked a sort of twin hostile brother, equally Godless, born in the same atmosphere of utter disregard for the foundational virtues of humility and charity. This hostile twin brother of Capitalism was destined to be called Communism, and is today setting out to murder its elder." - Hilaire Belloc



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