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"Faith is taking a step in the same direction that the evidence is pointing." - Lee Strobel

"In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away." - T S Eliot

"Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction." - Al Bernstein

"Err in the direction of kindness." - George Saunders

"If the issue is letting the states experiment and letting the society have more time to figure out its direction, why is taking a case now the answer?" - Sonia Sotomayor

"Direction determines destination. So the question you must ask yourself; 'Are all the disciplines that I'm currently engaged in taking me where I want to go?'" - Jim Rohn

"I've always been more natural at doing hosting things: reading teleprompters, taking direction and ask-ing questions... I'm actually able to perform a little bit." - Vinny Guadagnino

"Having one perfect thing was less important than having a range of ideas, realizing they were all taking you in a certain direction." - Robert Benton

"I've always been more natural at doing hosting things: reading teleprompters, taking direction and asking questions... I'm actually able to perform a little bit." - Vinny Guadagnino

"The art of DJing is sharing music with one another... The technology's definitely taking it into a new direction to where it's really becoming performance-based." - Kaskade

"Often, out of our greatest rejection comes our greatest direction." - Joel Osteen

"The mind's direction is more important than its progress." - Joseph Joubert

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit" - Bernard Baruch

"To elevate abstract doctrines and dogmas over living, breathing, embodied experiences of God's love and grace, then, is going the wrong direction. It's taking flesh and turning it back into words." - Rob Bell

"A life in any sphere that is the expression and outflow of an honest, earnest, loving heart, taking counsel only of God and itself, will be certain to be a life of beneficence in the best possible direction." - J. G. Holland

"Self control is about being in charge of the direction our lives are taking. Now for the paradox: We get control of our lives, ultimately, not by will power but by surrender." - Lewis B Smedes

"Lying in bed just before going to sleep is the worst time for organized thinking; it is the best time for free thinking. Ideas drift like clouds in an undecided breeze, taking first this direction and then that." - E L Konigsburg

"It took me a long time to figure out that real big-time success comes from taking lots of small, ordinary steps in the right direction. And you can't ever take the next step until you take the first." - Deacon Jones

"By establishing reading societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labors, we may turn the public mind which way we will." - Adam Weishaupt

"The default movement on a software project should be in the direction of taking elements of the software away to make it simpler rather than adding elements to make it more complex." - Steve Mcconnell

"Courage, like fear, is a habit. The more you do it, the more you do it, and this habit-of stepping up, of taking action-more than anything else, will move you in a different direction." - Tony Robbins

"I have been taunting the Reaper into taking a free scythe in my direction and have now succumbed to something so predictable and banal that it bores even me." - Christopher Hitchens

"I began dancing for entertainers and singers and, as I got older I wanted to progress and get myself a vocal instrument. I started taking singing lessons and getting some serious direction and that's how it began to build." - Wayne Williams

"I can't force the direction that it's going to go without actually taking the time to make sure it's a great, great quality product. Whether that's for apparel, or whatever the case may be." - Pusha T

"A life in any sphere that is the expression and outflow of an honest, earnest, loving heart, taking counsel only of God and itself, will be certain to be a life of beneficence in the best possible direction." - Josiah Gilbert Holland

"Remember, you and you alone are responsible for maintaining your energy. Give up blaming, complaining and excuse making, and keep taking action in the direction of your goals - however mundane or lofty they may be." - Jack Canfield

"Something I learned in the Marine Corps that I've applied to acting is, one, taking direction, and then working with a group of people to accomplish a mission and knowing your role within that team." - Adam Driver

"There's an outline for each of the books that I adhere to pretty closely, but I'm not averse to taking it in a new direction, as long as I can get it back to where I need it to go." - Justin Cronin

"If you have an impulse, not if you're going to ruin someone elses' scene, if you have an impulse of a funny little add-on or taking something in a weird direction, try it." - Rachel Dratch

"I make a personal commitment to the direction and success of all the programs in which I invest. I make all major philanthropic decisions myself after taking account of a range of expert opinion." - Mohammed Hussein Al Amoud

"I remember when I was in art classes, I hated following the assignments. And I would get in trouble for doing something totally different or taking it in a weird direction." - Changrae Lee

"I'm not against taking shots, but I am against taking bad shots." - Henry Iba

"Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking." - Jim Mcmahon

"I'm taking one for the team, Like Martin Luther King, taking one for a dream" - Method Man

"Quitting, for me, means not giving up, but moving on; changing direction not because something doesn't agree with you, but because you don't agree with something. It's not a complaint, in other words, but a positive choice, and not a stop in one's journey, but a step in a better direction. Quitting-whether a job or a habit-means taking a turn so as to be sure you're still moving in the direction of your dreams." - Pico Iyer

"Quitting, for me, means not giving up, but moving on; changing direction not because something does' agree with you, but because you do' agree with something. It's not a complaint, in other words, but a positive choice, and not a stop in one's journey, but a step in a better direction. Quitting-whether a job or a habit-means taking a turn so as to be sure you're still moving in the direction of your dreams." - Pico Iyer

"My strongest quality as an actor is taking direction. I will give my performance as a template and if the director gives any instruction, I take that information, process it and morph it into the next take. I love the feeling I get when nailing a scene through direction." - James Preston Rogers

"What fun it is to generalize in the privacy of a note book. It is as I imagine waltzing on ice might be. A great delicious sweep in one direction, taking you your full strength, and then with no trouble at all, an equally delicious sweep in the opposite direction. My note book does not help me think, but it eases my crabbed heart." - Florida Scott-Maxwell

"If you don't agree with the direction something is going in, at least at work, you should always try it first, unless it's dangerous or damaging. But if you have an opinion about the direction your work should be taking, say it. Then back it up with proof and other solutions." - Anna Gunn

"As far as the low-information segment of the population - the vast, vast, vast majority of which votes Democrat - if you are a progressive as Barack Obama is and you want to sell the direction you're taking this country, it's okay to call it great now 'cause you've got it moving in the direction of decline." - Rush Limbaugh

"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

"Piper reads the scripts, and we email a lot. Most of her comments are on the more technical side, like "This wouldn't happen. This is against the rules." She's been extremely respectful of our taking her story, and then veering left with it and taking it in its own direction. But, I always want her involved because she's the mother of all this." - Jenji Kohan

"There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction." - Winston Churchill

"Rowing harder doesn't help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction." - Kenichi Ohmae

"It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction." - Jennifer Grant

"There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction." - Franz Kafka

"Every day, set your mind in the right direction. Find something to be grateful for." - Joel Osteen

"The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction." - Samuel Johnson

"Comprehension, inventiveness, direction, and criticism: intelligence is contained in these four words." - Alfred Binet

"Retreat, hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction." - Oliver P. Smith

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Act as though it were impossible to fail." - Dorothea Brandt

"G is for Green, that's constructed to roll in every direction away from the hole." - Richard Armour

"[My] career was sputtering until [I] did a 360 and got headed in the right direction." - Tracy Mcgrady

"Sometimes the path you're on is not as important as the direction you're heading." - Kevin Smith

"Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals." - C S Lewis

"Direction determines destination." - Jim Rohn

"My eccentricity became direction." - Jean Paul Gaultier

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

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Sport, like all of life, is about taking your chances." - Roger Bannister

"We're not dropping out here, we're infiltrating and taking over." - Terence Mckenna

"Revolution is just one crowd taking power from another." - John Updike

"In taking care with language, we take care of ourselves." - Bret Stephens

"It's hard to build models of inflation that don't lead to a multiverse. It's not impossible, so I think there's still certainly research that needs to be done. But most models of inflation do lead to a multiverse, and evidence for inflation will be pushing us in the direction of taking [the idea of a] multiverse seriously." - Alan Guth

"Remember that not everyone is as strong as you are. Be mindful of human weakness, and of the fact that it may be more important, in the long run, to get many people taking steps in the right direction than to have fewer achieving the ideal." - Peter Singer

"All your experiences, all your meditations, all your prayer, all that you do, is self-centred. It is strengthening the self, adding momentum, gathering momentum, so it is taking you in the opposite direction. Whatever you do to be free from the self also is a self-centred activity." - U.G. Krishnamurti

"When the novice photographer starts taking pictures, he carries his camera about and shoots everything that interests him. There comes a time when he must crystallize his ideas and set off in an particular direction. He must learn that shooting for the sake of shooting is dull and unprofitable." - Alexey Brodovitch

"You are not ready to accept the fact that you have to give up. A complete and total 'surrender'. It is a state of hopelessness which says that there is no way out. Any movement in any direction, on any dimension, at any level, is taking you away from yourself." - U.G. Krishnamurti

"For years my only purpose was to do documentary photos for magazines, without any idea that they were part of a larger project. It was as if I were carried along by a stream - even though I believed that the current was taking me in the right direction." - Hiroshi Hamaya

"It's hard to build models of inflation that don't lead to a multiverse. It's not impossible, so I think there's still certainly research that needs to be done. But most models of inflation do lead to a multiverse, and evidence for inflation will be pushing us in the direction of taking [the idea of a] multiverse seriously." - Alan Guth

"It's like that old expression: "Men plan and god laughs." You sort of see that in the television world, where you have an idea where things are heading and you have a plan and sort of start off in that general direction, but you wind up taking all these side paths and whatnot - if you're lucky." - Vince Gilligan

"It's a new day with a new president who isn't trying to get along and intermingle. He's taking over. These are dire times, and there are decisions that need to be made in order to change the direction this country is going and rapidly." - Rush Limbaugh

"The risk is that you've got a vast majority of the electorate saying that they believe the country is going seriously in the wrong direction. But the message here will be hope and optimism and also underscoring the history nature of this, with a woman taking the - a major party nomination for the first time." - Jonathan Karl

"The only role other than paying their taxes, whatever those are, the only role for philanthropy broadly - of which the rich should give disproportionately - the more, the better - and I think there is a positive trend in that direction - there are certain risk-taking things, like trying out a new type of charter school or funding a new kind of medicine." - Bill Gates

"Wellness is' about deprivation and it's not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential, and then taking small steps to support that shift. It's about showing up for yourself, day by day, and then one day finding that you"ve undergone a transformation." - Kathy Freston

"It's amazing how flexible the human mind is in terms of jumping into a backstory or an aside. Vonnegut is a great example - it's not a linear story by any means, but somehow your brain is keeping it moving in one direction even though the story is taking you in all these different directions." - Noah Hawley

"It would be helpful if the universe would give us one big clue, or a giant compass, if you will, pointing to the direction we should be taking. In fact, the compass is there. To find it, you need only look inside yourself to discover your soul's purest desire, its dream for your life." - Deepak Chopra

"But, as we've seen over the last several months, the people in this country are very dissatisfied with the direction that this administration is taking this country. And what we heard last night was absolutely the ignoring of that fact. It was: We're going to continue with this agenda. In fact, we're going to double down on healthcare." - Eric Cantor

"Bush is going in the wrong way. And I dare say, that is what the strategy of his administration is, is just to wipe out government's purpose for any social and economic justice at all. And I'm going to take the country in an opposite direction than he's taking it." - Dennis Kucinich

"I believe in originality, primarily. However, it's important to know what there has been before to aim in that direction. Art history informs us. It informs our mind. I like to look at books, exhibitions, paintings, as a computer, subconsciously taking on information." - Philip Treacy

"By suicide I introduce my design in nature, I shall for the first time give things the shape of my will ... now I choose the direction of my thought and the direction of my faculties, my tendencies, my reality." - Antonin Artaud

"Step confidently forward in the precisely the direction that is the most challenging to you. Because in that same direction, you'll also find what is most rewarding to you." - Ralph Marston

"Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters." - Anne Frank

"The stars are laboratories in which the evolution of matter proceeds in the direction of large molecules." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"The only real antidote to worry or problems is systematic, purposeful action in the direction of your goals." - Brian Tracy

"When people can see which direction the leaders are going in it becomes easier to motivate them." - Lakshmi Mittal

"My role is to make sure we're moving in the right direction, getting points, rebounds, steals, assists and providing leadership." - Kobe Bryant

"The literature of science is filled with answers found when the question propounded had an entirely different direction and end." - John Steinbeck

"The time has come to choose a new direction of global development, to opt for a new civilization." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"Single-minded concentration in the direction of your dreams intensifies your desires and increases your self-confidence." - Brian Tracy

"Tomorrow's destiny becomes today's direction." - John C Maxwell

"One Direction are super cool." - Dionne Bromfield

"Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It's a cha-cha." - Robert Breault

"Taking life seriously requires taking death seriously." - Studs Terkel

"God giving man life and taking it away is not nearly so bad as God taking away childhood and giving him life." - James Gunn

"Freedom is like taking a bath: You got to keep doing it every day." - Florynce Kennedy

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"Big up to Flex. Stop taking so much cizock in his mizouth." - Nas

"Getting fit is a political act - you are taking charge of your life." - Jane Fonda

"Golf combines two favorite American pastimes: taking long walks and hitting things with a stick." - P. J. O'Rourke

"By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing." - Richard M. Nixon

"Placing blame on others is easy. Taking responsibility for yourself is empowering." - Tony DiCicco

"The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers." - Brian Tracy

"Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can." - Holly Lisle

"The art of winning in business is in working hard - not taking things too seriously." - Elbert Hubbard

"The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf." - Shakti Gawain

"The best thing about being 45 is not taking myself so seriously." - Jen Lancaster

"I'm afraid of being lazy and complacent. I'm afraid of taking myself too seriously." - Barbara Hershey

"I don't believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right." - Ratan Tata

"It is like taking the sun out of the world, to bereave human life of friendship." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"In today's rapidly changing world, the people who are not taking risk are the risk takers." - Robert Kiyosaki

"When the eye wakes up to see again, it suddenly stops taking anything for granted." - Frederick Franck

"Golf is the most fun you can have with out taking your clothes off." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"I am just turning 40 and taking my time about it." - Harold Lloyd

"I can live with losing, I can't live without taking my chance." - Andre Agassi

"Taking action births motivation." - Greg Smith

"Love gives without taking" - Erica Jong

"His virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking-off." - William Shakespeare

"I had been right to want to drive to the Midwest, taking only the back roads." - Elizabeth Berg

"Quit taking, start giving." - Russell Simmons

"Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well." - Judith Hanson Lasater

"A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility." - Billie Jean King

"It's hard not to be in favor of taking down monsters." - Michael Ledeen

"I actually did not have a date to my prom. I ended up taking a friend." - Rachelle Lefevre

"Comedy is just one of the many professions that women are taking over." - Natasha Leggero

"Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed." - Hugh Leonard

"I love taking chances." - Wayne Newton

"But instead of taking the cue to leave, Patch crossed to Scott in three steps. He flung him around to face the wall. Scott tried to get his bearings, but Patch slammed him against the wall again, disorienting him further. "Touch her," he said in Scott's ear, his voice low and threatening, "and it'll be the biggest regret of your life." Before leaving, Patch flicked his eyes once in my direction. "He's not worth it." He paused. "And neither am I." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Hadrian shook his head and sighed. "Why do you have to make everything so difficult? They're probably not bad people-just poor. You know, taking what they need to buy a loaf of bread to feed their family. Can you begrudge them that? Winter is coming and times are hard." He nodded his head in the direction of the thieves. "Right?" "I ain't got no family," flat-nose replied. "I spend most of my coin on drink." "You're not helping," Hadrian said." - Michael J. Sullivan

"When Jesus invites sinners, 'Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,' he immediately adds,'take my yoke upon you, and learn from me' (Matt. 11:28-29). To come to him includes taking his yoke upon us, being subject to his direction and guidance, learning from him and being obedient to him. If we are unwilling to make such a commitment, then we have not truly placed our trust in him." - Wayne Grudem

"But instead of taking the cue to leave, Patch crossed to Scott in three steps. He flung him around to face the wall. Scott tried to get his bearings, but Patch slammed him against the wall again, disorienting him further. "Touch her," he said in Scott's ear, his voice low and threatening, "and it"ll be the biggest regret of your life." Before leaving, Patch flicked his eyes once in my direction. "He's not worth it." He paused. "And neither am I." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Hadrian shook his head and sighed. "Why do you have to make everything so difficult? They"re probably not bad people-just poor. You know, taking what they need to buy a loaf of bread to feed their family. Can you begrudge them that? Winter is coming and times are hard." He nodded his head in the direction of the thieves. "Right?" "I ai' got no family," flat-nose replied. "I spend most of my coin on drink." "You're not helping," Hadrian said." - Michael J. Sullivan

"From cradle to grave this problem of running order through chaos, direction through space, discipline through freedom, unity through multiplicity, has always been, and must always be, the task of education, as it is the moral of religion, philosophy, science, art, politics and economy; but a boy's will is his life, and he dies when it is broken, as the colt dies in harness, taking a new nature in becoming tame..." - Henry Adams

"As I loosen my grip on the past, as I keep taking one small step after another in the direction I want to go, I discover I'm being supported and guided after all, and that as soon as I'm willing to embrace change, something or someone comes along and shows me how. Magic wasn't something I had to go in search of; it was here within me, all the time. When hearts are open, when love is flowing, magic happens." - Katrina Kenison

"The happiness we seek cannot be found through grasping, trying to hold on to things. It cannot be found through getting serious and uptight about wanting things to go in the direction we think will bring happiness. We are always taking hold of the wrong end of the stick. The point is that the happiness we seek is already here and it will be found through relaxation and letting go rather than through struggle." - Pema Chodron

"The direction Eun Gi is trying to go, I don't know. How you're going to go that way. What you're trying to do going that way. I don't know. With what thoughts... With what mind she is taking that way... Even if I ask, Eun Gi won't answer. The only thing I know, is that, I, next to Eun Gi who is going that way, it could be that I can't go that way with her together." - Ma-Roo

"In one was, I suppose, I have been "in denial" for some time, knowingly burning the candle at both ends and finding that it often gives a lovely light. But for precisely this reason, I can't see myself smiting my brow with shock or hear myself whining about how it's all so unfair: I have been taunting the Reaper into taking a free scythe in my direction and have now succumbed to something so predictable and banal that it bores even me." - Christopher Hitchens

"I think people just feel me. Whenever they listen to the music, it's just coming out. I think you can hear what I put into it. A lot of it is God. You can use stuff to where you want it. Like I pray to God, and I asked for direction early on, and he gave me so much. It's like rappers and soul singers is taking to me. That's both sides of me." - Trey Songz

"As I loosen my grip on the past, as I keep taking one small step after another in the direction I want to go, I discover I'm being supported and guided after all, and that as soon as I'm willing to embrace change, something or someone comes along and shows me how. Magic wasn't something I had to go in search of; it was here within me, all the time. When hearts are open, when love is flowing, magic happens." - Katrina Kenison

"People pray in one direction but they walk in a different direction, and direction always determines where we end up." - Andy Stanley

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

"People who do not worship are swept into a vast restlessness, epidemic in the world, with no steady direction and no sustaining purpose." - Edmund Clowney

"The politics, policies, the President [Barack Obama] and the American people are all pointing in the right direction to fix our immigration system and pass legislation this year." - Luis Gutierrez

"I still swing the way I used to, but when I look up the ball is going in a different direction." - Lee Trevino

"Teamwork requires that everyone's efforts flow in a single direction. Feelings of significance happen when a team's energy takes on a life of its own." - Pat Riley

"So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those b*****ds won't get away this time!" - Chesty Puller

"No one will guide you in the right direction, in the end you have to learn for yourself. You have to grow up yourself." - Matthew Macfadyen

"There is in the human race some dark spirit of recalcitrance, always pulling us in the direction contrary to that in which we are reasonably expected to go." - Max Beerbohm

"If I didn't believe in this team and this organization and the direction that we're headed, I wouldn't have signed the extension." - Lebron James



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