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Yes You Can Quotes


"Yes, design can make you happy." - Stefan Sagmeister

"Yes, you can get addicted to exercise." - Nick Nolte

"Let your yes be yes and your no be no-you can always change your mind." - Marshall Sylver

"Yes, we can. Yes, we can change. Yes, we can." - Barack Obama

"You can only get more in life by saying YES." - Marshall Sylver

"As much as you can in your life, say yes." - Mary Carillo

"Say "yes" to life! "Yes" to wonder, to joy, to despair. "Yes" to pain, "yes" to what you don't understand. Try "yes." Try "always." Try "possible." Try "hopeful." Try "I will." And try "I can."" - Leo Buscaglia

"The most important three words you can say to yourself: Yes I can!" - Denis Waitley

"When everyone else says you can't, determination says,'YES YOU CAN.'" - Robert M. Hensel

"You can say no and smile only when there's a bigger yes burning inside you" - Anonymous

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"Choice means saying no to one thing so you can say yes to another." - Dan Millman

"You can get a thousand no's from people, and only one "yes" from God." - Tyler Perry

"-Oh yes? Can you identify yourself? -Certainly. I'd know me anywhere." - Terry Pratchett

"Death is sad, yes, but there are some great laughs you can find there." - Laurel Nakadate

"When people tell you, "No," just smile and tell them, "Yes, I can."" - Julie Foudy

"He can give me what you cannot. Death is not a lover. Oh yes, he is." - Cormac Mccarthy

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best." - John C Maxwell

"You dare your Yes - and experience a meaning...You repeat your Yes - and all things acquire a meaning...When everything has a meaning, how can you live anything but a YES." - Dag Hammarskjold

"Can accidentally eating halal food make you Muslim? Yes, the same way drinking a cosmo can make you gay." - Stephen Colbert

"On rookie Alex Selivanov, Yes the guy can score you 40 goals. Yes I love it. What I don't want is him causing 60." - Terry Crisp

"You have to say no to the old ways before you can begin to find the new yes you need." - Betty Friedan

"School is so overwhelming - you can get lost in the idea that yes, you are going to be alone." - Tobias Segal

"Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible." - Robert H Schuller

"Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me." - Alice Walker

"My mother used to tell me, No matter what they ask you, always say yes. You can learn later." - Natalie Wood

"You can never get more by saying "No." You can hold a current position by saying "No", but you can only move forward by saying "Yes."" - Marshall Sylver

"Yes, there are siddha powers. Yes, you can heal people, transform attention. You can flood the sky with light at night so you can't even see the stars. But the greatest miracle is the spirit - it is light" - Frederick Lenz

"Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind." - Shania Twain

"While you're pregnant, I suggest that you eat like you regularly do. Yes you can eat a little more, but eat healthier for as long as you can." - Constance Marie

"Is there a meaning to music? Yes. Can you state in so many words what the meaning is? No." - Aaron Copland

"Yes" actually means "No" 100% of the time, when the question is "Can I give you some advice?" - Demetri Martin

"One key to successful relationships is learning to say "no" without guilt, so that you can say "yes" without resentment." - Bill Crawford

"I bet the sparrow looks at the parrot and thinks, yes, you can talk, but LISTEN TO YOURSELF!" - Jack Handey

"Begin each day with the expectation that it will bring something new, something to which you can say yes." - Ralph Marston

"Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Yes, it's absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly - until you can learn to do it well." - Zig Ziglar

"Yes, whatever happened, happened; but what happens now is up to you. You can respond from ego, ensuring pain, or you can respond from spirit, ensuring a miracle." - Marianne Williamson

"You yourself never loved; you never love! Yes, I too can love; you yourselves can tell it from the past. Is it not so?" - Bram Stoker

"You can't have 'yes' people around you." - Terry Bradshaw

"Did you know you can take your bus anywhere you want to go? Say yes three times with me. Yes, yes, yes. You can take it to the movies, the beach or the North Pole. Just say where you want to go and believe that it will be so. Because every journey and ride begins with a desire to go somewhere and do something and if you have a desire then you also have the power to make it happen." - Jon Gordon

"You know what's a good food? Avocados. They fucking rule. Fucking avocados. I'm so there if it's gonna be avocados, I'm there. If I can have that with avocado, I'm gonna order it with avocado. That's my way. I'm like, yes to avocado. Yes. Yes, yes." - John S. Hall

"Concentration camp money... It was a German sadism that invented it. Can you do anything with it? Yes, you can cry." - Roman Vishniac

"Can I...I mean, do you mind if I sleep up here? If you don't, I, um, understand. I just-" "Yes." The word bolted out of me. "Yes, please. Maybe I'll be able to sleep if you're here." - Lilith Saintcrow

"When you're 19, getting a girl to say yes, or being a dog, or being a player, cheating. Consent is all about - for me, back then - if you can get a girl to say yes, you win." - Nate Parker

"Try to never say 'yes' on the phone; instead, say, 'I'll get back to you.' When you're actually speaking to someone, the desire to be accommodating is very strong, and can lead you to say 'yes' without enough consideration." - Gretchen Rubin

"Senate has to advise and consent. That doesn't mean you have to vote yes; you can vote no. It's not a rubber stamp. But what these guys are doing is, "Wait a minute, we don't have to vote yes or no, and maybe we can trick our voters into not holding us accountable for not voting yes or no."" - Tim Kaine

"Yes, and you should question your government." - Jessica Lange

"You love me?" ... "Yes. More than life." - Abbi Glines

"Eragon. Is that all you say? Yes." - Christopher Paolini

"I'm not leaving until you say yes." - Wayne Huizenga

"You don't get anywhere without saying yes." - Joel Stein

"You say catastrophe, I say, fuck yes." - Joey Comeau

"When you say Yes to God unconditionally, you have no idea how far this Yes is going to take you. Certainly farther than you can guess and calculate beforehand... but just how far and in what form? At the same time, this Yes is the sole, non-negotiable prerequisite of all Christian understanding, of all theology and ecclesial wisdom." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar

"You have to carry the fire." I don't know how to." Yes, you do." Is the fire real? The fire?" Yes it is." Where is it? I don't know where it is." Yes you do. It's inside you. It always was there. I can see it." - Cormac Mccarthy

"If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes-then learn how to do it later!" - Richard Branson

"Ah, yes! I wrote the "Purple Cow" - I'm sorry, now, I wrote it! But I can tell you anyhow, I'll kill you if you quote it!" - Gelett Burgess

"I want to love you and take you pretty places. Yes, I have things wrong, but also I can walk through walls if you'll let me show you." - Daniel Handler

"Ah, yes, I wrote the Purple Cow- I'm Sorry, now, I wrote it; But I can tell you Anyhow I'll Kill you if you Quote it!" - Gelett Burgess

"Yes, I can talk and think at the same time. Most people can, though I suppose you wouldn't know that from personal experience. Elena (Bitten)" - Kelley Armstrong

"With Master Ren, if I'd tell him I can't do that and he'd say, yes you can, and it turns out I very much can do it." - Lou Reed

"A rose can say I love you, orchids can enthrall, but a weed bouquet in a chubby fist, yes, that says it all." - Anonymous

"Oh yes, you can kick me And you can punch me And you can break my face But you won't change the way i feel 'cause i love you" - Steven Morrissey

"Saying yes means getting up and acting on your belief that you can create meaning and purpose in whatever life hands you." - Susan Jeffers

"Yes I can," Curran snarled. "Listen: this is me telling you what you will not do." I raised the cookbook and tapped him on the nose. Bad cat." - Ilona Andrews

"Oh, yes-you can shout me down, I know! But you cannot answer me. The majority has might on its side-unfortunately; but right it has not." - Henrik Ibsen

"Please, put aside all excuses and ask yourself, "What should I be doing?" Yes, you alone can make a difference. The question is, will you?" - Charles R Swindoll

"Let your life yield a sweet, winsome melody that this old world needs so desperately. Yes you can if you will." - Charles R Swindoll

"When you say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side." - Francis Spellman

"Yes, I was scared, it was like stage fright, but I worked through it. If you've gotten to the door, you shouldn't doubt you can open it." - Lara Fabian

"Taboo was kind of celebrating trash, the kind of records you secretly loved, like Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, by Baccara [laughs] - things that you probably shouldn't like." - Boy George

"Are you wrestling faster than the audience can process? The answer to that question is often times yes. If that is true, then you are failing." - Jim Ross

"When you do say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side." - Francis Cardinal Spellman

"Someone walked up to me the other day and went Excuse me... Can you show me where the station is, please? I said Yes, officer, if you just..." - Lee Evans

"You can take the boy out of England, but you can't take England out of the boy. And ummm, yes, I feel a huge emotional attachment to England." - John Mahoney

"You have the ability and gifts to do whatever you want". It is your turn now to change the world. Yes we can!" - Barack Obama

"And you, You can be mean And I, I'll drink all the time 'Cause we're lovers, And that is a fact Yes we're lovers, And that is that" - David Bowie

"By the side of the everlasting Why there is a Yes-a transitory Yes if you like, but a Yes." - E M Forster

"Can I be blunt? Yes. Can I be diplomatic? Yes. Can I concoct a mixture of vinegar and honey when the circumstances warrant? Yes." - Susan Rice

"Can you appreciate music without playing it? Yes, you can. You can appreciate baseball without playing it. Many people attend a football game merely for the crowd, the excitement, the color." - Jascha Heifetz

"It kind of pays off to try your best at every audition; you never know what can happen. You can get a hundred nos, but if you just get one yes, it can change your life." - Nolan Sotillo

"By the side of the everlasting Why, there is a Yes, and a yes - a transitory yes if you like, but a yes." - E M Forster

"...I love 'yes.' It's practically the most interesting word of all, don't you think?" Like a hinge opening a door outward. Yes, yes, yes." - Hanif Kureishi

"Assume life will be really tough, and then ask if you can handle it. If the answer is yes, you've won." - Charlie Munger


"Yes, you can have it all, but not all at the same time. Set your own priorities, trust your gut and follow your heart." - Quentin Bryce

"Can you write a book and have children at the same time? Yes, if you're content to do it very very slowly." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"You know, I'm not very good at magic - I can only do half of a trick. Yes - I'm a member of the Magic Semi-circle." - Tim Vine

"Cecily: Oh, yes. Dr. Chasuble is a most learned man. He has never written a single book, so you can imagine how much he knows." - Oscar Wilde

"I want to make this perfectly clear: you can be sure that I will never be a yes-man except to my own conscience." - Charles Edison

"The greenhouse effect is something you can observe experimentally - and most people have observed the greenhouse effect themselves, in greenhouses. Yes?" - Nicholas Stern

"Yes no yes no yes no? Red blue? Yes red, no blue? No red, yes no? In out, up down? Do don't, can can't? Choices sit on the shelf life New shoes in a shoe shop. If the in crowd are squeezing into a must-have shoe And the one pair left are too tiny for you Don't feel compelled into choosing them If you're really a size 9, buy that size. While everyone else Hobbles round with sore feet Your choices should feel comfortable Or they aren't your choices at all. Why limp when you can sprint" - Sir David Baird, 1st Baronet

"I think you just look for the person you have the most fun with. And that's enough. You realize, "Wait, I can just keep having fun with her forever?" Yes, you can do that. That is the key." - Jimmy Fallon

"When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.'" - Dalai Lama

"No," said Luis, "You can't date the Lord of the Night Court." "Well, I'm not, he dumped me." "You can't get dumped by the lord of the night court." "Oh, yes, you can. You so completely can." - Holly Black

"Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President." - Ben Affleck

"Can compromise be an art? Yes-but a minor art." - Joyce Carol Oates

"wrongness always seems to come at us from left field - that is, from outside ourselves. But the reality could hardly be more different. Error is the ultimate inside job. Yes, the world can be profoundly confusing; and yes, other people can mislead or deceive you. In the end, though, nobody but you can choose to believe your own beliefs." - Kathryn Schulz

"And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!" - Dr. Seuss

"J.D. nodded. Yes, yes, fine, thank you. Nice attitude, by the way. Like boss, like secretary." - Julie James

"You always go by your gut. That's the best you can do. You go by what you feel, and you say yes or no based on what it inspires in you." - Alex Kurtzman

"And will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed!" - Dr. Seuss

"Hey can mean anything. It can mean yes, it can mean maybe, it could mean no, it could mean next week. Hey, the bottom line is you have to understand me to understand hey." - Si Robertson

"Lady Katsa, is it?" "Yes, Lord Prince." "I've heard you have one eye green as the Middluns grasses, and the other eye blue as the sky." "Yes, Lord Prince." "I've heard you can kill a man with the nail of your smallest finger." She smiled. "Yes, Lord Prince." "Does it make it easier?" "I don't understand you." "To have beautiful eyes. Does it lighten the burden of your Grace, to know you have beautiful eyes?" - Kristin Cashore

"I have a broad view that we have to try and get to "yes" on projects. On economic projects anybody can say no. My child can say no. But I think the hard thing to do is to figure out how you get to "yes" and you protect the environment." - Christy Clark

"Yes, you can learn a lot about women, from what they choose to wear. You can learn even more by what they choose to take off, and who they take it off for." - Mary Alice

"Yes," Howie said solemnly. "I can teach you how to be more 'street'". "For God's sake..." "Or is it 'urban'? I can't remember. Anyway, I can teach you, grasshopper. Or hip-hopper." - Barry Lyga

"A jump shot can get you a shoe deal, a big house, a supermodel, fancy cars, a bunch of yes men, a Swiss bank account. But none of these things can get you a jump shot" - Allen Iverson

"I'm just going to stay here, in the darkness under the arch. I can hear you all out there, trip-trapping, trip-trapping over my bridge. Oh yes, I can hear you. But I'm not coming out." - Neil Gaiman

"The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two." - Justin Halpern

"The down side these days is thinking that, "I can do this all on my own". Yes, you can do this on your own but you'll be a much happier human being if you do it with other human beings." - Mick Fleetwood

"Yes," Howie said solemnly. "I can teach you how to be more "street"". "For God's sake..." "Or is it "urban"? I ca' remember. Anyway, I can teach you, grasshopper. Or hip-hopper." - Barry Lyga

"When you say "yes" to the "isness" of life, when you accept this moment as it is, you can feel a sense of spaciousness within you that is deeply peaceful." - Eckhart Tolle

"As an actor in-between jobs, it can be hard to stay motivated when you feel like you future is always in someone else's hands. You are always waiting for someone to look at you and say "YES."" - Benjamin Stone

"You guys going up? Yes, yes, we go up. You may be going a lot higher than you think!" - Don Whillans

"This is an attraction based Universe. You cannot say no. You are always saying, 'Yes please, yes please, yes please,' with your attention." - Esther Hicks

"Just say yes, just say there's nothing holding you back" - Zoe Sugg

"Willa?" "Yes" "It's morning and I still love you." - Sarah Addison Allen

"Yes is the destination, No is how you get there!" - Richard Fenton

"Oh yes, we're going to brawl, baby. Over you. Again." - Lauren Kate

"Yes, you are exactly my brand of heroin." - Stephenie Meyer

"Yes, we have a dress code. You have to dress." - Scott Mcnealy

"Start with a 'Yes', and see where that takes you." - Tina Fey

"If you always say no, you'll never say yes." - Nigahiga

"When someone asks if you're a god, you say YES!" - Ernie Hudson

"Yes, it is God who works in you. And, yes, there is work for you to do. Yes, the Spirit empowers you to do the work. And, yes, you do the work." - Francis Chan

"And I say, Yes, you look wonderful tonight." - Eric Clapton

"Your yes means nothing if you can't say no." - Meshell Ndegeocello

"You trust me?" Eric sounded surprised. "Yes." "That's . . . crazy, Sookie." - Charlaine Harris

"Yes, you must have the courage of being free." - Jose Carreras

"Yes, because when you're in love, you are shy." - Beatrice Wood

"Yes, I'm your governor now. I'll take care of you." - Sonny Perdue

"Baseball players practice, runners practice, so how can you practice being funny? You get up onstage. You train as an improviser, playing make-believe, using the vernacular of improvisation, saying 'yes and' to other people's ideas, making statements." - Ali Farahnakian

"Yes, the companionship is amazing. You know, you can get that physical attraction that happens is great, but then there's an awful lot of time and the rest of the day that you have to fill." - Vince Gill

"The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking "Is there a meaning to music?" My answer would be, "Yes", And "Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?" My answer to that would be "No."" - Aaron Copland

"Yes, you should talk," he said. "Sometimes a sad man can talk the sadness right out through his mouth. Sometimes a killin' man can talk the murder right out of his mouth." - John Steinbeck

"The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, "Is there a meaning to music?" My answer would be, "Yes." And "Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?" My answer to that would be, "No." - Aaron Copland

"In the fearful years of the Yezhov terror I spent seventeen months in prison queues in Leningrad. One day somebody 'identified' me... and whispered in my ear... 'Can you describe this?' And I said: 'Yes, I can." - Anna Akhmatova

"You have a very open relationship with your fans." "Yes. We have an open relationship. Obviously they can see other authors if they want, and I can see other readers." - Neil Gaiman

"Yes, it is true that sometimes unusually intelligent and sensitive children can appear to be stupid. But stupid children can sometimes appear to be stupid as well. I think that's something you might have to consider." - Douglas Adams

"The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'" - Aaron Copland

"In every place there are 100 people who can say no and only one person who can say yes. You have to get a good piece of material to the right person." - Robert Evans

"Games can be art, and they can be significant and all the glorified things that we want them to be. But if you ask a kid if their toys are important, they'll say 'yes,' and 'Please don't take them away.'" - Kim Swift

"In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball's different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There's a lot of great individual talent." - Kobe Bryant

"Almost everything can be construed as sexual harassment depending upon the way it is said. One general rule of thumb is to think of your female co-workers as you would your sister. Yes, she is a woman. No, she is not a sexual object. Yes, your parents probably like her more than they like you." - Linda Sunshine

""Consent must be freely given, can be withdrawn at any time, and the absence of 'no' does not mean 'yes.'" How many of you guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that "no" means "yes" if you know how to spot it?" - Rush Limbaugh

"There are so many great stories and characters out there that you can just keep saying, "Yes," but you've got to eventually make the decision that if it's something you really want then do it for yourself." - Channing Tatum

"When someone asks me to do something, something new, something I do' know about, and if I have' done it, I"ll say yes. Just so I can try something new. You never know what you might like." - Osric Chau



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