Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Concept Quotes from famous authors such as Daniel Barenboim, Kenneth H. Cooper, Kary Mullis, Ralph Lauren, Jack Ma. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
When you get to be 103, modernism is a very wide concept.
So I’ve broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance.
My mother often mailed me articles from ‘Reader’s Digest’ about advances in DNA chemistry. No matter how I tried to explain it to her, she never grasped the concept that I could have been writing those articles, that something I had invented made most of those DNA discoveries possible.
It’s the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept… It’s not about age. It’s about taste, and it’s about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.
I think globalization is a great thing. And now a lot of people complain about globalization; a lot of people don’t like, you know, the globalize of the concept, the idea of the results. I think the globalization is a great idea and to create a lot of jobs.
Despite massive evidence to the contrary, libertarians hold tight to their romantic concept of capitalism, which, freed from government interference, serves the consumer with the best products at the lowest prices.
One of the aspects of form that I have been very interested in is stasis – the concept of form which is not so directional in time, not so much climactic form, but rather form which allows time, to stand still.
I am not a great theologian. I know there is a theological concept called invincible ignorance in which a strong enough faith binds you to any facts to the contrary.
The system is not really particularly amenable to filmmakers who write and direct their own work. It’s much more about the studio already having a property that has a marketable concept and then hiring the director on board.
The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change.
I don’t like high concept movies very much, and the kind of scripts that I would occasionally get offered tended to be really high concept comedies or romantic comedies. I just don’t like it. I like much more realistic movies with actual psychology and behavior in them.
I think the durability of the sedan as well as its worldwide appeal argues well for it as a concept that resonates with people’s ideas about how their lives are oriented. They understand the difference between an area for powertrain, an area for people, and an area for their stuff.
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
Who’s to say that there is any more support for Freud’s psychoanalytic concept of the superego than there is for that old time religion that asserted that there is a God who ordains what is right and wrong, and that His righteousness endures for all generations?
In my opinion, that’s one of the hardest things to do in songwriting: crafting a song that speaks to you but, at its core, is a simple concept.
I became fascinated with the concept of speak no, see no, hear no evil. And – and the actual depiction of three wise monkeys. And I began collecting it over the years. And I kind of figured that I might be the – the fourth monkey, the feel no evil monkey.
I hate the concept of beauty for the sake of it. It is overrated.
I think my mom exposed me to the concept of using your voice for anything you care about.
One of the things I like about performing on the stage is that it is a kind of meditative experience. Time does stand still. You have no concept or feeling of the passing of two or three hours’ time. It’s all kind of one present moment, which is a kind of a description of meditation.
From the very first inkling of a concept, founders need to gather a target group of five to ten potential users to begin the feedback loop. We all think we know how the market will react to new ideas, but actual users live with the pros and cons of the existing market conditions every day. They are the market experts.
As artists, we have to change our style to match each concept. We’re always changing, ever changing.
Truth is a big concept.
I have not worked out my poems with a careful will, falling rather on haphazard and blind formulation of wordage, a more flowing concept, in a hope for a more new and lively path. I do personalize at times, but this only for the grace and elan of the dance.
I was just ice skating. I had no concept of that. In those days you couldn’t see the judges. I was this little person on the ice and they were just people that would stand around the boards.
The concept with Off-White is that I have no ideal target. It’s more about trying to make something for everyone. And I think that’s what helps make it unique. That there isn’t a specific muse.
I’m doing a play, a musical. The musical follows the Mamma Mia concept. It’s my first LA theater project.
Wal-Mart is an amazing success story. What I particularly admire very much about the late Sam Walton was his policy of valuing his employees. Giving value to employees is very rare in the retail industry. I also admire the strategies Walton used to build up his discount store concept.
A century before the concept took hold in America, pirate ships were democracies. Most captains were elected by crew and could be voted out anytime.
Because art as a pursuit, as a concept, as an ideal, constantly elevates one above the pragmatic, one is inclined to discuss art in heightened terminologies. For me, it is just what I do all day long.
Theatricality is a concept. It’s not a specific language.
No further evidence is needed to show that ‘mental illness’ is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.
The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
When you’re in high school, you can’t even imagine the concept of what the rest of your life even means.
There’s so little difference between television and features as far as you make the film. I mean, you have less money and it’s a little quicker, but the concept is all on television.
However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
The Christian – the biblical – concept of mercy toward wrongdoers only exists in relation to justice. Showing mercy, in relation to wrongdoing, means treating someone better than they deserve.
The whole concept of ‘grounding’ children is utterly stupid – they just go off and rebel and don’t like you. When my kids eventually come along, I don’t want them to not like me.
We had a bunch of ‘we’s – a fitness concept, a restaurant concept. The first business plan we had included all of them.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
The concept of monogamy is an inheritance of a medieval time, when family would carry the tradition of the name and certain privileges. It’s a way of organizing society, perhaps.
Let there be freedom for the Indians, wherever they may be in the American Continent or elsewhere in the world, because while they are alive, a glow of hope will be alive as well as a true concept of life.
Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people. It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly etched in the national conscience, of all of us.
In student government in high school, I learned how to deal with people, and in college I studied Eastern philosophy. I’m also an avid team-sports fan. I think I just blended them all together and came out with a business management philosophy that combines the Eastern ethic with the Western sport concept, basically.
I think the concept of polo that people had in the 1920s and the 1930s was much more accurate, when going to a polo match was seen as a great day out and great fun on a more popular level.
I’ve never supported this concept of going after Napster. I think the rock bands who fought this were wrong.
I’m going to get controversial here and say that monogamy isn’t natural, especially not for men. It’s a concept society birthed a few hundred years ago, even though men’s DNA is busy telling them to spread the seed.
I’m a nomad. A Jewish road warrior. I do not have a concept of home. I wish I did. But I live with the idea that we have to get out of town before dawn.
What I haven’t apologised for is the original concept of seeking to bring justice to all South Africans through the concept of nation states.
The concept of patriotism is not incompatible with that of humanity; on the contrary, let me state emphatically that he who best serves pacifism serves patriotism best. The nation is and can be no more than the vital basic unit of any international league.
Groupon is a great concept packaged in a superb name, but the concept of group discounts is not new.
Our linear concept of time means nothing to nature.
I never dreamed that shooting a film would be so hard. There was less regulation then of child actors’ hours. Even the concept of acting confused me.
I never set out to work on the concept of androgyny. For me, it was more about trying to find a wardrobe that would fundamentally appeal to both men and women: Trying to find the right shirt, the right jeans, the right trouser – but on different landscapes.
Long before gun control was touted as ‘common sense’ measures, the concept was promoted as a means to keep ethnic populations in an unequal position while assuaging the fears of whites.
Well, I’m not trying to get rid of the unions, but I am saying that they appear to be an antiquated concept in today’s economy.
I have to admit it: I’m not a huge fan of the cloud computing concept.
Tragedy is a literary concept.
Equal rights for women. I agree with that concept. But we will never be free, we will never obtain equality, until we stop letting ourselves become pawns of the abortion industry. Our freedom depends on our rejection of abortion.
I wish feminism wasn’t so scary to people. It should be an evolving concept. I think it’s an umbrella term to embrace conflicting ideas.
A lot of my creative energy is spent coming up with a concept that, once I get it, I feel like it writes itself.
Me and Kurt Cobain were both listening to a bunch of Lead Belly and diggin’ it. We thought, ‘Let’s do an EP of all Lead Belly songs.’ We did a couple, and both of us were like, ‘Nah, this is a bad concept.’ We set it aside.
You have to acknowledge that films that have a strong concept and are easily marketed to people are the ones that stand the biggest chance of success.
Anytime you turn on your own concept of God, you are no longer a free man. No one needs to put chains on your body, because the chains are on your mind.
Both should share the same concept of what a relationship means and the same energy to believe in a monogamous relationship.
I’m a self-confessed geek, and my whole concept of music at first was entirely electronic. In many ways, it turned out to be an advantage. I was so green, so utterly naive about the nature of classical music, that I did things that made me look totally, deliberately unorthodox.
What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic.
People tried to change my concept of what music is. That music is work, but it’s not like that.
Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you’re born a sinner and you don’t really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called ‘Antichrist Superstar.’
People are really interested in the concept of eternal youth in this plastic-surgery culture.
The concept of emergent gameplay is really exciting. That’s when players are really crafting their own experience. So if you’re clever and creative, you can do things that even developers of the game didn’t know were possible.
I disagree with the concept that somehow or another we’re going to pack up 10, to 12, to 15 million people and ship them back to the country of origin. That’s not going to happen.
I think if you see that no one is going to laugh at you for it, I think the concept of living nicely will be infectious. I believe there is room for the absence of cynicism.
The whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level.
I’m such an avid magazine reader – music, art, beauty magazines – and I found that food and restaurants were pouring into everything I cared about. Whether it was the pop-up concept, or some mysterious mini-mall restaurant, I got swept up in the sexy romance of the food movement.
I think a lot of people really have religious overtones of having come from somewhere. I mean, even the whole concept of religion is kind of alien.
We really only came around to accepting and integrating the propositional dimension of identity into a concept of ourselves at the time of the American Revolution.
You don’t have to go to the kings and queens of the earth – I think the Greeks and Elizabethans did this because it was a logical concept – but every human being is in enormous conflict about something, even if it’s how to get to work in the morning and all of that.
Almost everybody accepts that some people can be killed. ‘The concept of ‘brain death’ – the belief that people on respirators can legitimately be killed – shows that.
We have to reappropriate the concept of laicite (secularism) so we can explain to our young pupils that whatever their faith, they belong to this idea, and they’re not excluded. Secularism is not something against them; it protects them.
Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough.
Oddly, a search for ‘jeggings’ in my email inbox shows that my first exposure to the phenomenon came from – wait for it – Mike Allen of ‘Politico,’ who helpfully explained the concept on December 20, 2009.
Gershwin inspired me very much. The concept of ‘That Lucky Old Sun’ was inspired by ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ – not influenced, but inspired.
When we launched a new company, I reviewed the ads and marketing materials and asked those presenting the campaign to read everything aloud to test the phrasing and concept. If I could grasp it quickly, then it passed with muster. We would get our message across only if it was understandable at first glance.
This concept that starting a company is so hard and that you’ll never make it is conspiracy concocted by the rich and powerful to keep you from trying – and you’ve fallen for it.
Then there was the whole concept of coal mining, which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world, and which draws and develops a certain kind of man.
Happy and alone, you say? Reclusive and merry? How oxymoronic! Pas possible! Alas, the concept is lost on so many.
It’s normal to have early difficulties when you get a new manager with a new concept.
There’s no idea or concept in comedy you could do that hasn’t been attacked from some angle. But if you start leaving punchlines out so you’ll look cool, I don’t get that. But I don’t watch standup anyway, so I don’t know what they’re doing.
What is beautiful enchants me. I mean not just physical beauty but a wider concept of beauty. There is beauty in poetry and in great musical or singing performances. There is beauty everywhere if you can just see it.
From an early age, I understood the concept that, if you’re not the star, then your job is to not pull attention away from the star.
The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.
We need to send Barack Obama back to Chicago. I’d like to send him back to Kenya, back to Indonesia. We have to unmask this man. This is a man that seeks to destroy all concept of God. And I will tell you what, this is classical Marxist philosophy.
Marx and Engels never talked about murdering the bourgeois. According to the old bourgeois concept, the judges were the ones who judged, and the executioners were the ones who executed.
The Science Coalition, which grew out of an initial concept at Harvard and at MIT, has now grown to an informal group of about 60 research universities.
I’ve written important articles on prevention, on the concept of the preventive state, how the law is moving much more in an area of trying to prevent wrongs than trying to deal with them after they occur. That will be my academic/intellectual legacy.
I love the concept of the romance that exists when people are broken. Like, the promise of a romance when you’re at the bottom. I think that’s infinitely compelling and romantic.
Hollywood is something else. It’s such an exaggerated idea. The concept of what ‘beautiful’ really is is ludicrous.
I don’t design houses with the nuclear family idea because I don’t believe in it as a concept.
Communication is paramount, and what medium or what format you utilize should be a non-issue. In some respects, that has created a barrier for new media, especially web new media, because often times maybe the media itself comes before the concept, before the ideas, and ends up navigating or dictating the outcome.
The concept of industry domination of regulatory agencies was well known and documented in the literature by the 1960s.
I’m looking to evolve the concept of the new renaissance artist, taking the world by storm through the art of public display and demonstration, with technical savvy, using cell phones and computers.
I try to apply the organic concept to my clothes and bedding as well. There’s nothing like swimming in organic cotton sheets.
I think it is not just the U.N. speaking, but the concept of a third party, a third party to a conflict speaking out. You know, sometimes saying, ‘Stop, this is enough. This cannot be allowed to happen,’ gives the victims and the people who are caught in that situation courage, encouragement, support.
I have this concept that I call ‘Combo Meals.’ The idea is that I start with the kids’ meal and then add a few more ingredients, and it becomes the adult meal. This way I’m not making two entirely separate dishes. I’m just simply adding on to what I’m already making.
The concept of the megachurch – some have attributed that to me. Whatever people want to buy, they can get it in the shopping center. It’s one-stop shopping. Churches should be that way.
Instead of constantly enhancing the norm – forever upping the ante of the ‘normal’ with new technologies – we should work on enhancing the concept of normal by broadening appreciation of anatomical variation.
John Carpenter created the idea of Halloween, so his vision remains the most focused and intelligently directed of the series. The directors that have followed have kept the original intent of the concept.
When I started my company, many people said I shouldn’t launch it as a retail concept because it was too big a risk. They told me to launch as a wholesaler to test the waters – because that was the traditional way.
I do believe that when I’m writing music, I get addicted to the music of the concept of what the outcome of the song is, or the passion behind the lyrics.
The whole concept of treating people with dignity and respect is a concept that isn’t a business concept, it’s a life concept. It’s who you are at the end of the day.
You got to play the flute as a flute, like that. You can’t play like a tenor concept on soprano; it sounds wrong. But some guys do it, and they think it’s O.K., but not so!
I’m so fascinated by the concept of teen pregnancy for some reason. Not that I condone it or promote it, but it’s just a very real thing in our country and culture.
For me now, it’s about what you would write and what you wouldn’t write, and that’s how I select what I am going to do. It can be quite nice being brought a concept by a studio for me to work on.
In 1971, I put together the ‘Johnny Face’ drawing as a concept, with the words as part of an image in a circle. Combining my abstract drawing with the headline ‘Crazy World Ain’t It’ created an emblem and became a button.
I am weary of happiness, both as a word and as a concept.
I’m a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to always be nice, always smiling, always happy, that’s not real. It was like I was wearing a mask. I was becoming this perfectly chiselled sculpture, and that was bad. That took a long time to understand.
You learned the concept ‘pain’ when you learned language.
I really like the concept of, like, slowing down and savoring your food, enjoying it.
As I say, the Animals had a particular concept of themselves as a band. There was an anarchic spirit in it, which was being flattened by commercial designs, attitudes, and needs.
When the Bill of Rights was written, no one owned a MAG5100, 100-round magazine for an M-16. The concept of a mass slaughter carried out over a matter of minutes was incomprehensible.
I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.
Children don’t really understand the concept of health. You can’t give them an apple and say ‘if you eat this you will be healthy when you’re older’ because they don’t understand. You have to find a different way to motivate them.
With our first record, we wrote concept songs but not a concept record.
To me, the concept of distance is not important. Distance doesn’t exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.
The concept of the strong linkage to the family is breaking down in Western nations.
The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
Some people just don’t seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain’t true, folks.
TIVO was a big shift in how people watched TV, but everyone understood the concept of TV. No one really understands the concept of, well why would I want my genetic information?
I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don’t find very interesting anymore. Everyone just wants to look good in the photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself, the day is about a lot more.
Biology is the science. Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique.
Yes, Jean Monnet was the father of the concept of a United States of Europe and his efforts more than those of any other single man helped change the thinking of European leaders.
We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country.
I really liked the design of Batman. I liked the concept. There’s a lot more you can do with Batman than most other superheroes.
I’m pretty aware that the pursuit of perfection is, inherently, a flawed concept.
I’ve been one of the image-makers who created this concept of perfection. I’ve done a thousand magazine covers where I’m celebrating Hollywood, glamorous people. Which is all good. It’s all entertainment.
‘Rolling Stone’ had started something called ‘Outside,’ and since I was one of two people in the office that liked going outside, I was pegged to work on it. The concept of the magazine was simple: literate writing about the out-of-doors. I jumped at the opportunity.
The concept of Red was to build a camera with as much capability as possible… for the professional market. Then we thought we could extend it down a bit to the prosumer level. Apparently, that was a mistake.
Jesus told us to learn from him how to be meek and humble of heart. We must look at his life if we are to have any concept of what humility is all about.
People really cannot understand the concept of a black boy in a tracksuit in London being from Scotland.
I have absolutely no idea about space exploration. I’m a software guy. But because I’m a non-expert, I’ve been able to bring the software concept of modularity into the space sector, which was never done before.
Audiences in every medium are becoming far more savvy. No one goes to watch a Tom Cruise movie any more just because it’s starring Tom Cruise. No one gives a toss. Concept is what makes actors raise their game. Everyone’s on merit now.
It’s only natural that the heavy users help contribute to the investment to keep the Web healthy. That is the most important concept of net neutrality.
I think the concept of commercials, for example, I have had offers to do songs in different commercials, and it is not what I have liked.
I like the concept of ‘have your cake and eat it, too.’
You know, I don’t think I had a concept of what I would be or do.
I just don’t believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service.
I think one of the most beautiful things about YouTube is that it makes the world a smaller place. You realize that we’re all different, but we’re all the same. And if you think about it, it’s a beautiful concept.
With ‘Rampart,’ I read it and I’m like, ‘That’s the best role I’ve ever been offered. Phenomenal.’ But, I was daunted, you know? Like the concept of trying to be a cop. It’s just bizarre, man. Bizarre to even think about.
Our culture has kind of let the concept of the Renaissance Man die out. We don’t really tell the kids that it’s okay to bounce around the world, work odd jobs, and do six different things.
The concept of active cooperation has taken the place of opposition to the new form of government and of dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
‘Perfect Sense’ is a film about love and catastrophe, which I hope is a powerfully romantic and emotional take on the apocalyptic sub-genre. Its aim is to be a minimalist concept movie – where seismic events occur in simple ways that ask the audience to use their imagination.
‘Alien’ asked ground-breaking questions about eco-politics and female empowerment. ‘The Matrix’ delved deeper into the concept of perception versus reality than perhaps any other film I know. But for some reason, we tend not to remember the significance of their writing.
I think people are afraid of the concept of open relationships. Like, ‘I will not accept this.’ They don’t have to! No one is telling them to. But it might work for other people.
If the small government concept grows, we have fewer dollars leaving our pockets, we have more folks motivated to make a profit.
Central to our work and our goal of finding solutions to global problems is the concept of mindfulness, a technique for focusing attention objectively on the here and now.
The notion of having your muse was not something that was built for women originally. That’s not to say women don’t have muses. I get muses in terms of actors or writers who inspire me, so I understand the concept.
To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.
It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it.
When Steve Jobs toured Xerox PARC and saw computers running the first operating system that used Windows and a mouse, he assumed he was looking at a new way to work a personal computer. He brought the concept back to Cupertino and created the Mac, then Bill Gates followed suit, and the rest is history.
The concept of head coach simply means being hyperfocused on the pitch and team performance.
The American system of democracy is founded on the concept that every citizen has the right to vote, to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately.
I think escapism is something artists write about pretty frequently – it’s something everyone can relate to, the concept of wanting something more, wanting to find solace, wanting to have something better.
I disagree strongly with the concept of separation of church and state. It was not written into the Constitution.
I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk, not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment, too.
One of the amazing things about the Internet is that the content creators are the gatekeepers. We can think of an idea and execute it quickly, and we didn’t have to pitch the idea to a major network or convince a studio head to sign-off on the concept.
Everyone’s just extracting meaning and feeling and emotion from almost every aspect of music, and I think that for me, it’s a huge antidote to that to have a concept album.
Behind Chipotle is not a corporation; behind Chipotle is a man that is one of the great cooks, that created a great concept.
I think it’s most important for children to understand the concept of respect and manners and also work ethic. I have a responsibility to those who came before me.
Most of the time, feelings just seem to get in the way. They’re a luxury for the idle, a bourgeois concept. Feelings are overrated.
Since most startups operate at a break-neck pace, with a concept to prove or a product to launch within a rapidly shortening runway of financing, company culture often gets shoved aside. This is a big, big mistake: Nobody serious about their business should put culture in the corner.
The truth is that I don’t really understand the concept of having an old-fashioned sense of humour, because to me fashion is about clothes not comedy.
The situation in the sciences is this: A concept or an idea which cannot be measured or cannot be referred directly to experiment may or may not be useful. It need not exist in a theory.
The First Amendment to the Constitution reflects that concept recognized in the Ten Commandments, that the duties we owe to God and the manner of discharging those duties are outside the purview of government.
The concept of God in America is very different than it is in England. Because we see the horrendous outcome of religion as being an American thing, in which the name of God has been hijacked by a gang of psychopaths and bullies and homophobes, and the name of God has been used for their own twisted agendas.
The level of detail and craft is something that’s inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.
I gave up years ago on the concept that you could actually have balance in your life, I think it’s a phantom chase.
The concept of surveillance is ingrained in our beings. God was the original surveillance camera.
In high school, we would give away rulers to our friends that said, ‘Jesus loves you.’ I couldn’t put together the concept that Jesus loves you, but if you don’t love him back, you’ll burn in hell forever. I worried, ‘I’m rejecting the Holy Spirit, so I’m definitely going to burn in hell.’
I grew up with a concept of cinema as a directorial thing, meaning the director is allowed to sail the ship. Not a dictatorial thing.
Conservatives may worship Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand,’ but for Obama, the helping hand comes in large measure from the public, not the private sector. To call this ‘socialism’ is to do violence to the word and to the concept. To call it ‘un-American’ is a smear.
The question of causality is complex. For some philosophers and physicists, time might not exist. And since cause-and-effect reasoning needs the concept of time – of one thing preceding another – the effort to establish causality is a mug’s game, an infinite regression of increasingly unanswerable questions.
Bigg Boss Kannada’ manages to surprise me every season with the innovations in the concept and introduction of numerous entertainment avenues, not only for the housemates and viewers of the show but also for myself.
I wondered how they would top the Pirates and skeletons and moonlight, because that’s a pretty cool concept.
And so by the fifteenth century, on October 8, the Europeans were looking for a new place to try to get to, and they came up with a new concept: the West.
My greatest offering is my concept. It isn’t my face.
To go somewhere where nobody knows you, and to keep your eyes open… That was a beautiful concept in terms of putting yourself in a place to be inspired.
It’s about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family.
Manufacturing capacity is not a rigid level against which one bounces. When you are dealing with a world economy, with a flexibility to employ production facilities other than one’s own, then the concept of capacity is vaguer.
I’m a person who promotes the concept of accountability to a great extent, and I’ve spoken in the Parliament and reinforced the need for accountability.
I find age such a foreign concept. I have to be reminded. I still have the extraordinary feeling of adventure, striking out into unknown fields.
Military dictatorship is born from the power of the gun, and so it undermines the concept of the rule of law and gives birth to a culture of might, a culture of weapons, violence and intolerance.
Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or ‘the ability to vote with your feet.’ If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol – don’t come to Texas. If you don’t like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don’t move to California.
Well the real concept of basic needs if you cut it right down are simply the physical needs that are unavoidable for all of us. So to have enough calories to keep our bodies going. Have shelter from extreme elements. To have water that is safe to drink, So I think that’s the core of it.
There aren’t traditions of freedom in a place like Iraq. They’re going to have to come to grips with a concept that they hadn’t been allowed to conceive before.
There’s been Hollywood interest in a lot of the stuff that I’ve done, but Descender’s felt different right from the start for whatever reason. I don’t know if that’s because a lot of my other stuff’s a little more idiosyncratic, and ‘Descender’ has a bit more of a high concept to it.
The role of the musician is to go from concept to full execution. Put another way, it’s to go from understanding the content of something to really learning how to communicate it and make sure it’s well-received and lives in somebody else.
Our country does not believe in the concept of your God and my God. We believe that all gods are one. We have different ways of accepting Him. All ways lead to Him.
When I first decided to open a restaurant, I was turned down by several banks. It was the late 80’s and many restaurants were failing. I refused to give up because I knew I had a good concept.
Back in my days as a children’s book editor, my superiors caught on to the fact that teenagers were using the Internet to gossip about each other, and thought it might be nifty to develop a series of books about an anonymous high-school blogger who gossips about her classmates. The concept was passed on to me.
We predicted the concept of a telephone that isn’t tied to a wall or a desk. We anticipated that everyone would have a cell phone. We joked that when you’re born you would be assigned a cell phone and if you didn’t answer you had died.
I’m a designer of more than clothes. I am a designer of a very creative concept.
Legislation that would withhold funding for the United Nations is fundamentally flawed in concept and practice, sets us back, is self-defeating, and doesn’t work.
Happiness is a mysterious concept. It seems to work best as futurity: at that point I will be happy, et cetera. I feel like I experience small pieces of joy day to day.
I never write from concept. The beat is the beginning, and then I fill in the rest of the song into what it should be.
Net neutrality is a concept that the tech industry rallies around, but it is hypocrisy.
At Wal-Mart, if you couldn’t explain an idea or a concept in simple terms on one page of paper Sam Walton considered the new idea too complicated to implement.
I am completely opposed to the concept of big data.
A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
The most despised sector of Hollywood are the writers. A good writer is quickly promoted to a ‘concept man’ – and then a producer – because he’s too valuable to simply be a writer.
We invited HP executives to participate in the management and in the board. HCL had this concept of corporate officers since inception in 1999. We had a remuneration committee. Now everyone is talking about nomination and remuneration committee. We had this from 1999.
Dr. Margaret Oda, a true trailblazer in education, served as Honolulu school district superintendent and was the driving force behind the middle-school concept and the first chairwoman of the Japanese American National Museum.
The songs that work best are broad lyrically and have one strong concept in the metaphor.
Most marketers think there’s a concept called a product life cycle. Once you realize that the world is organized by jobs that need to be done, you understand that product life cycles don’t exist.
We created Lyft because we want to establish a radically different concept of personal transportation. We want people to think of transportation as a service enabled by technology instead of as an expensive and large piece of hardware to own.
In a special operations mission, the concept of speed is simple. Get to your objective as fast as possible. Any delay will expand your area of vulnerability.
The concept of happiness has to be reorganised.
Once a child is confronted with the concept of death there’s a certain innocence that goes.
Equal pay for equal work is a fundamental concept of labor agreements.
There are those who say we must rescind the Golan Heights law that was passed in the Knesset. To rescind is a concept from the days of the Inquisition. Our forefathers were burned at the stake and would not rescind their faith.
Forth & Towne was a great test of a promising concept and an illustration of the innovative risks you need to take in our business. We made the tough decision to close the brand and focus our efforts on stabilizing the existing businesses.
If one introduces the concept of energy of an earthquake then that is a theoretically derived quantity.
Imagination makes us aware of limitless possibilities. How many of us haven’t pondered the concept of infinity or imagined the possibility of time travel? In one of her poems, Emily Bronte likens imagination to a constant companion, but I prefer to think of it as a built-in entertainment system.
In Scotland over many years we have cultivated through our justice system what I hope can be described as a ‘culture of compassion.’ On the other hand, there still exists in many parts of the U.S., if not nationally, an attitude towards the concept of justice which can only be described as a ‘culture of vengeance.’
Occasionally, I hear grumbles about everything being a series or a trilogy, but apart from the question of them maybe selling more books, I think that there’s a real problem in trying to introduce a new world or a new concept while also getting your reader to pay close attention to your characters and themes.
My first concept was for a game in which you were a prisoner of war and simply had to escape. If you were caught, you’d be brought back to the prison. The idea was for a non-combat game.
Even though the music I make gathers influences from all over the place, I feel that the core of what I do comes from the jazz tradition. In terms of improvisation, interaction, feel and overall concept, Jazz is my main source of information and inspiration.
‘District 9’, ‘Elysium’ and ‘Chappie’ were all born out of some visual concept first. ‘Chappie’ is the imagery, because I think I’m a visual person first, of this ridiculous robot character. It’s much more comedy based and in an unusual setting.
Cuisine Nouvelle was just a concept, and one which, crucially, the English managed to get wrong. I mean, if you run a restaurant, you’ve got to feed people, not make pretty little pictures on plates to make up for your lack of ability.
I have a concept of Naples that is not so much of a city, per se, but rather an ingredient of the human spirit that I detect in everyone, Neapolitan or not. The idea that ‘Neapolitanism’ and mass ignorance are somehow indissolubly linked is one that I am prepared to fight with all the strength I have.
I like doing the editorial stuff because it’s nice to do something that’s more me. But modeling for brands and the things to make money… I guess I don’t really like being the mannequin. It’s a very strange concept.
I am a big Pink Floyd fan. That is where a lot of the concept lyrics come from.
I grew up in the era of the concept album. What I do now is pick up on singles, and they are their own complete stories; you don’t necessarily have to hear the rest of the album because I don’t think albums are created like that anymore. They get songs from all over the place.
The truth is nobody can own anything. That was an unheard-of concept among indigenous people. We invented that.
The only thing we are as actors are messengers. That’s all we are. Correct? We are delivering the playwright’s intention through the concept of the director. And I come on stage; if I feel confident in the role, then I give it away.
Boxing is individual, although there’s a team concept because you need a great corner, you need a great trainer, you need a great prep man, you need all of these things, but it’s more of a Mano a Mano; it’s more you versus me. I miss that time in training camp and Dad and Mom cooking meals. It was one big family.
Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere… You don’t have to dress up, for instance, and you can’t hear them boo you right away.
I actually believe ‘Sustainability’, as a concept, is one of the arteries leading to the heart of so many of our cultural transitions at play today. And it’s this concept which leads me to bottled water, and its multibillion dollar industry.
A lot of young players don’t really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork.
Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment.
The concept of war crimes is an American invention.
The concept of cultural appropriation is nothing less than an intellectual fence: Keep out.
That whole concept of ‘I want to really go after people’ – I don’t understand that. Is it a roast, or is it an awards show?
It’s so hard for me to wrap my head around the concept of truth, I don’t even know what people mean by it.
It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle.
For me, you say the words ‘concept record,’ and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.
You’re an actor, are you? Well, all that means is: you are irresponsible, irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an adult emotion or a universal concept without first reducing it to something personal, material, sensational – and probably sexual!
This country has always been run by elite, and it’s an elitist democracy. And that’s not a radical concept. It’s elitist democracy. When people talk about democracy, they don’t talk – really talk about participatory democracy, until the point that we get us at Election Day.
I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision… is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.
The idea for ‘Conversations with Friends’ – two college students who befriend a married couple – struck me at first as a concept for a short story. I started to write it under the title ‘Melissa,’ and eventually, it got too long.
One of the few ways in which I feel I’ve actually matured is that as I’ve grown older I do find the concept of ‘men’ mystifying, whereas when I was a feisty young thing I was forever saying ‘The most fun part of being a feminist is frightening men!’
I learned that you shouldn’t take your most esoteric concept and fit it into the largest space with the highest fixed costs. It puts too much pressure on the restaurant to hit grand slams every day when there just aren’t enough people who want to watch that sport.
Eating local is a relatively new concept in American dining; for the Italians, it’s a way of life.
I shot a pilot for ABC, which I’m a bit confused about what the actual title is – I heard it was called ‘Chosen.’ It’s directed by Roland Emmerich – the master of disaster himself – and it’s his idea and concept for the show that’s a supernatural thriller about good and evil set in contemporary modern day New York.
The United States is a concept that works very well, even in bad times. But that’s no reason to think its structure can be superimposed with success on any other part of the world, particularly when times are terrible.
We need to get back to the concept of taking the community with us.
The erosion of extended family concept and losing out on values are the two things that are primarily responsible for the growing mismatch in the parent-child relationship.
I consider each business investment based on concept and revenue.
There is this concept of politics as a dirty game. It’s a difficult game, but it doesn’t have to be dirty. I think this is what we need to bring to politics. I think politics around the world has very often been captured by big interests – ‘lobbies’ they call them in the States.
These properties that get made into movies, some are easier than others. When they first said, ‘Yeah, they’re making a movie out of Lego,’ I said, ‘Lego what? What does that even mean?’ And it’s such a good concept.
I like the concept of dressing people. I used to not care whether people bought the clothes or not, but I kind of like it now. I wouldn’t label that commercialism; it’s more like I do this work because I want people to wear it.
What I feel is that true creation happens when you’re making something out of nothing – like it’s divine, you know. Creation is a completely divine concept.
I do not find the concept of consorting with unknown persons appealing.
The concept of being a locavore, or one who chooses whenever possible to incorporate locally grown or locally produced food into one’s nutrition plan, is of great importance.
The land on which the cattle grazed was communal property. It was owned by no one. It was nobody’s private farm. It was the common property of the people, shared by the people. So the practice of sharing was central to the concept of ownership of property.
There have been many socially conscious concept albums. I wanted to make a ‘social consciousness’ concept album disguised as a country record.
I’ve always felt so different from how I look. I meet so many pretty girls who are like, ‘Here I am! Don’t you want me because I look good?’ That concept is so weird to me. I want to know, ‘What else do you have going on?’
Some hotels have a lot of mirrors, chairs, you can’t find the plugs, the music is complicated. But the Nobu concept is beautiful, simple.
I have said that I am in favor of personhood as a concept. I am not taking a position on any of the state amendments, and I have said over and over again – and it has been reported over and over again – that I am not in favor of banning any common forms of birth control in Colorado or in the United States.
If there was one word on a motivation or world view, that one word would be ‘liberty.’ That’s what inspires me and motivates me more than anything – just the concept of freedom, liberty, what it means.
However, there’s no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.
For me, the great problem growing up in England was that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be, and it was damn close to an old man with a beard.
Since the Renaissance, a concept called ‘progress’ has been baked into our society. Progress – founded on an accumulation of knowledge through experience (and in the case of science, through experiment). To build on the past rather than endlessly relive it. That’s what separates us from the beasts.
The concept of ‘family’ has changed so much. It’s not just ‘mom and dad’ anymore. It’s ‘mom and mom’ and ‘dad and dad,’ and it’s kind of beautiful.
It’s important to me that I don’t get trapped in the whole teen scene, because I feel that you can get lost in those kind of movies, and they aren’t really about the actors; they’re about the selling of the concept, and how much money it makes.
The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, ‘What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?’ And, ‘How does creativity apply across the board?’
There was no concept of fashion and catwalk shows where I came from.
RoboCop the first movie was fantastic. But even if there was no movie, the concept of RoboCop is brilliant, first because it lends itself to a lot of social criticism, but also because it poses a question, ‘When do you lose your humanity?’
The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth.
I don’t think I understand the concept of regret. Because if I regret anything, that would mean, like, I hate myself.
Surfing is such an amazing concept. You’re taking on Nature with a little stick and saying, ‘I’m gonna ride you!’ And a lot of times Nature says, ‘No you’re not!’ and crashes you to the bottom.
I have no idea where I want to go musically, but I’m fine that way. I don’t need to be faithful to any concept, you know.
Planned obsolescence is not really a new concept. God used it with people.
I don’t feel God is what people have said He is throughout generations. For me it’s a faith. People sometimes lose the concept of faith.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
The whole concept of negotiating is intimidating to many people.
Ford, as I understand it, had done away with the concept of regional management, and now they’ve re-introduced that in Europe, so it’s kind of a two-way street.
I knew I wanted to make a concept record in song-cycle form, like my favorite Marvin Gaye records where everything just continuously flows.
Internationalism is a social and political theory, a certain concept of how human society ought to be organized, and in particular a concept of how the nations ought to organize their mutual relations.
At the time, ‘Oxygene’ was considered a totally ‘far out’ concept… What was ‘in’ at the time was disco, hard-rock, and the early days of punk… and moreover, ‘Oxygene’ was instrumental. And I was French!
‘E.T.’ depended absolutely on the concept of cinema, and I think that Steven Spielberg, who I’m very fond of, is a genius.
‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ is a universal concept. You can use different set of characters and put them in a situation like this again and again.
There will be certain points of time when everything collides together and reaches critical mass around a new concept or a new thing that ends up being hugely relevant to a high percentage of people or businesses. But it’s really really hard to predict those. I don’t believe anyone can.
As to the Amazon itself, the transition from conservation to sustainable development was a huge awakening since conservation was a western concept and strategy to encourage the developing world to protect biodiversity resources for the sake of future generations and the wellbeing of the planet.
Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept.
I’m not trying to feed off of a concept that another artist had – that’s not what I do.
Yes, the concept that blunt-force trauma of the head causes brain damage is a generally accepted principle of medicine. That is why I was so appalled by the NFL doctors who were denying my work.
The existence of common features in different forms of life indicates some relationship between the different organisms, and according to the concept of evolution, these relations stem from the circumstance that the higher organisms, in the course of millions of years, have gradually evolved from simpler ones.
Revenge is a particularly interesting concept, especially the notion of whether or not it exists outside of just an abstract idea.
Glacial pace is actually an incorrect concept. The glaciers move a lot faster and they react a lot faster than people imagine.
Males have probably always enjoyed watching the defeat of other males, but without the invention of numerals and the subsequent invention of the concept of keeping score, we could never have had a million sports channels.
A lot of jobs today are being automated; what happens when you extend that concept to very important areas of society like law enforcement? What happens if you start controlling the behavior of criminals or people in general with software-running machines? Those questions, they look like they’re sci-fi but they’re not.
Blogging got the concept of personal publishing, but it didn’t really take advantage of the network.
It is a mystery why any Americans would support the concept of the EU.
The whole concept behind ‘Forty Chances’ is really a mindset: If everybody thought they had to put themselves out of business in 40 years, you had 40 chances to succeed in what your primary goals are, you would probably be more urgent and you would be forced to change quicker.
Home is a relative concept. Home is very much wherever it is that your people are and where you fit in.
I love the concept of community energy.
I am starting to like L.A., but the concept of a place you have to get used to so much seems a little weird to me. I have been to many foreign cities where I didn’t have to acclimatize as much as I did to L.A.
People who have grown up in a world where this was not a concern and suddenly start hearing about climate change – it’s very difficult. It’s a very, very abstract concept. So we need to work on making it very educational and very, very clear, in very simple terms.
The concept of God in Jewish orthodoxy is one where you’re having constant quarrels with God. Where I come from, in Islam, the only concept of God is you submit to Him and you obey His commands; no quarreling allowed.
The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.
I find the whole concept of women screaming at me so odd. It’s very flattering, but I don’t think I will ever consider myself to be a sex symbol.
I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.
Modern day wrestlers are fans of the performance of wrestling instead of the concept of wrestling.
I thought it would be a funny concept to publish a book about stand-up comedy with Faber, the poetry publisher, and to apply to stand-up the same sort of weight of annotation that you would to a classic work of literature, an epic poem. I thought that would be funny.
I don’t thrive on the concept of being naked at every possible moment, but it’s not the biggest deal in the world to me.
My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying to photograph what is essentially invisible. And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture.
There’s been a big evolution since the days of personal computing. People had a concept of one computing device per family or maybe per person. We’ve clearly evolved to computing devices becoming more personal.
It’s not always about getting better on the basketball court. This game teaches you how to become a better person as well. It pushes you into the team concept.
I think it’s a mistake to work on success in career. I’ve worked on my passions obsessively. How can I say what I want to say more precisely than the last time I said it? Success is such an elusive concept. When you work for it, I think you get it in a way you might regret it.
A really important thing when you come up with a concept is that you solve a pervasive problem for people, and you don’t try to create a new way to do something that isn’t necessarily broken.
My brothers and sisters and I spoke in a language called Egg Latin. In the early ’50s in Canada, this became a fad way of talking among certain people. It’s based on the concept that in every syllable before the vowel and after the preceding constant you insert the word ‘egg.’ So, my name Phil would be ‘Pegghil.’
In Mexic,o the concept of a sitcom doesn’t actually exist – even if you do a sitcom, technically speaking, because it airs from Monday to Friday, they put it in the telenovela category. But, of course, I am from Mexico and grew up with the telenovela culture.
Following the creation concept that creation processes differed from preservation processes, it is suggested that God endowed each created kind, at the time of its creation, with potential for vast variety.
Patriotism is not an abstract concept. It begins from one’s own home. It buds out from the love for one’s parents, spouses and children, the love for one’s own home, village and workplace, and further develops into the love for one’s country and fellow people.
When I wrote ‘We Can Be Heroes,’ I was just so excited about the concept of playing loads of characters, and a television series allows you to do that.
That big hit ‘Get Lucky’ is a disco song – not only the melody and the whole concept, but we had one of the great disco guys and one of the best guitarists ever, Nile Rodgers, to play on it. So that’s great disco, but a modern disco, because it has great vocoders and synthesizers.
The 14th Amendment was recognized right away to be problematic. The concept of person was both too narrow and too broad, and the courts went to work to overcome both of those flaws.
Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability.
Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept.
The concept of power we admire is power over someone else.
Having ‘best friends’ is – at least for me – as outdated and small-minded a concept as the idea of ‘Sunday best clothes.’
One of the very hallmarks of our nation is the ideal of E Pluribus Unum. It is a concept that richly flows from the highest ideals of our nation.
Once I come up with the concept, the rest of the song just comes.
When I’m in stage, I never plan, you know, ‘I’m going to do this.’ But of course, you have a concept what you’re going to do. But you don’t really plan it.
Tremendous changes are taking place in our country, eradicating the concept of second-class citizenship.
I don’t have a general archetypal platonic shadow, ‘acting’ concept about it.
The quality of the Neues Museum’s construction is extraordinary even by German standards, and people can smell that quality. The concept would not have been so convincing without it.
It’s very limiting to us as a species, the concept of better-than/less-than. It just seems to be at its end. I’m like, this all fades to black, and it’s gone. It’s dust. Choose carefully what you obsess about.
If we’re ever seen having a public spat in a coffee shop, I think the concept of romance will die.
Banks need to think through their ethics very carefully, and many have done so. I don’t know any bank that dismisses the concept of ethical banking.
God is so big. It’s a gigantic concept in God. The idea that God might love us and be interested in us is kind of huge and gigantic, but we turn it, because we’re small-minded, into this tiny, petty, often greedy version of God, that is religion.
Those truly committed to liberation must reject the banking concept in its entirety, adopting instead a concept of women and men as conscious beings and consciousness as consciousness intent upon the world.
I agreed on condition that we found a completely new concept that had nothing to do with the latest books.
The concept of the marvelous begins to take form when it arises from an unexpected alteration of reality, the miracle.
Truth as such is not a particularly important concept in naturalistic philosophy.
Fascism is a religious concept.
I don’t do concept records anymore – I just prefer doing good songs.
I’d never really considered film. If I’d thought about film more growing up, I probably would have changed my name. I had no concept of my name in lights.
You can catch a scent in the wind – an idea, or a concept – and follow it. You can delve into your subconscious and see what happens, in a way you just can’t when you’re writing a novel.
The advanced levels which the democratic world has attained at the end of lengthy processes may have created the perception in the region that democracy is a distant concept; this perception can be addressed.
I think it’d be great to own a fun concept store with my friends and just sell books and records.
Curiosity – the rover and the concept – is what science is all about: the quest to reveal the unknown.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
The other aspect of American identity worth focusing on is the concept of America as a nation of immigrants. That certainly is a partial truth. But it is often assumed to be the total truth.
Money scares me, and it always has done. I’ve got a childish concept of money, and I like to keep it that way in the sense that I don’t like to think about it.
I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly, because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept. But excellence is a competitive notion, and that is not what we are heading for: we are heading for perfection.
Sometimes, a concept is needed to spark myself and the vocalist; sometimes a concept isn’t necessary for that spark. It all depends on the moment, because I don’t want to be that dude that every album has to be this story or that story.
Reverse innovation is an innovation that is first adopted in developing markets and flows uphill to mature markets. This concept directs forward-looking companies to look beyond industrialized nations to draw new ideas, products, and processes from emerging economies.
I’d like to do a record that doesn’t even reference actual places. Because I think it’s kind of an open-ended concept. It doesn’t have to be taken so literally.
Extinction was a difficult concept for a 10-year-old.
The whole concept of witches was that women were speaking up for themselves and fighting for their rights. The whole concept of witchcraft came into play to hold down women and women’s empowerment.
Ever since the Beatles, the concept of lovable mop tops, it’s a bit of a fantasy, but it’s a lovely idea that people make wonderful music and live a wonderful life being friends together. Sadly, life isn’t quite like that.
I was a young girl the first time I learned about the concept of paying it forward.
I dislike the concept of ‘chic’ being the highest compliment for a human being. I’d rather someone be nice than to be chic.
My original concept was to provide a free encyclopedia for every single person in the world.
Those objecting to the concept of race argue that the taxonomic definitions are arbitrary and subjective.
You have to take into account it was the cell phone that became what the modern-day concept of a phone call is, and this is a device that’s attached to your hip 24/7. Before that there was ‘leave a message’ and before that there was ‘hopefully you’re home.’
I’m not a huge fan of the concept of ‘passion’ when it comes to careers. Instead of trying to answer the daunting question of, ‘What’s your passion?’ it’s better simply to watch what you do when you’ve got time of your own and nobody’s looking.
Anytime someone says your God is ugly and you release your God and join their God, there is no hope for your freedom until you once more believe in your own concept of the ‘deity.’
When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders. Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept, one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans.
The Electoral College is provided for in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution. More space in the Constitution is devoted to laying out the Electoral College than to any other concept in the document.
I think one of things is that all fantasy it seems to me works the way your brain basically works. This is perhaps a startling concept, but I think it’s true.
The main concept is that of an international solidarity expressed in practice through worldwide division of labor: free trade is the principal point in the program of internationalism.
I can show you that I have played with just about every jazz musician, every African musician, every blues musician. It’s not like I’m cashing in on a false concept. This is what I do.
We talk about this concept of openness and transparency as the high-level ideal that we’re moving towards at Facebook. The way that we get there is by empowering people to share and connect. The combination of those two things leads the world to become more open.
I don’t know what DVD commentaries are about. I’d like to strangle the person who came up with that concept.
Metaphor creates a kind of conceptual synesthesia, in which we understand one concept in the context of another.
The concept of minimum wage is crazy, if you really stop to think about it. If $8 an hour seems right, why not $20 an hour? If it’s coming by order of the government, why stop at any level? Why not just say everyone should get what Gates gets?
Music is one of the last elements in the creative process. It can and hopefully should tie a bow around an artistic concept, how a story moves forward, the pace of that storytelling.
I don’t understand this concept of women-oriented films or stories based on women, because nobody uses the term, a ‘man-oriented’ film. Why do you have to separate girls from boys?
I’m gonna stay an album guy. In fact, concept albums are really blowing my mind right now, because if you want to promote an album, think about it – a concept album might be the way to go.
I’m in the process of brainstorming with my marketing team and all that stuff, trying to come up with a concept for a late-night restaurant for people in Birmingham.
My understanding is that it’s quite difficult for actors in the theater to know anybody but actors in the theater. It’s the whole concept of the amniotic fluid surrounding one industry, holding people in place. I’ve never had a season ticket. I’m always a tourist.
I was fortunate that Yale has a very open and creative law school. I took many courses outside the law school, and every semester, the students had a literature reading group. I was asked to lead one on ‘Dante and the Concept of Justice,’ and it was around that time that I began writing the novel.
Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It’s an excellent film.
One week before Pitfall! was to be released, I only gave you one life to play the whole game. I was experimenting with that concept as sort of the ultimate challenge.
Class does not mean huge possession of money. Mother Teresa was a classy woman. So is Manjula Bhargava, a great mathematician of Indian origin. The concept that you automatically gain class by acquiring money is an outdated thought process.
I’m a third-culture child. It’s an interesting concept. Having an American father, a South American mother, born in England, grew up in Hong Kong, went to school in Europe – it makes me a third-culture child, which means you take on the culture of the place where you live. So I’m very adaptable.
I’ve said this before – and I mean it strongly – an abstract concept or a moral issue has to be connected to feeling. If we don’t believe it somehow viscerally, we don’t really take it in.
Kant described beauty as a feeling of ungraspability: this is why the beauty experience is beyond concept.
Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.
If you asked somebody, ‘what do you wish for in life?’ they wouldn’t say ‘happiness.’ I would have answered ‘excitement, knowledge,’ God knows – I mean, many, many different things, but certainly not ‘happiness’. It seemed like a foreign concept to wish for something that specific and that singular.
I’ve always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I’ll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first.
If you think about the concept of reincarnation, it’s essentially uploading yourself and your spirit into a new form, a new hard drive as it were.
I found a sound that people really liked – I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they’re quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry.
Society historically has a difficult time with the concept of something new and foreign that shakes up our comfortable views, especially if it involves the very volatile question of sexual identity.
The CARFA Act is about accountability in the federal government: making sure that taxpayers are getting their money’s worth and not being defrauded. This is a bipartisan concept, and it is worthy of broad support across the Congress.
I like the concept of teenagers and philosophy.
No state is free from militarism, which is inherent in the very concept of the sovereign state. There are merely differences of degree in the militarism of states.
Time is still the great mystery to us. It is no more than a concept; we don’t know if it even exists.
The fact that I could sing in a way that might not be right for RADA but is right for me was a brand-new concept.
According to the concept of transformational evolution, first clearly articulated by Lamarck, evolution consists of the gradual transformation of organisms from one condition of existence to another.
I don’t know… it’s just too much fun to wonder about what life would be without gravity. I just started thinking about outer space more as an adult than I probably ever did as a kid. That was also inspiring, the concept of being stuck to the earth.
To gastroenterologists, the concept of a germ causing ulcers was like saying that the Earth is flat.
My motivation is to get a deeper understanding and exploration of something that I want to know about the human condition. So, that’s what I look for in the material I read: if it’s asking a genuine question about a concept of the world that interests me. And also, it helps if it’s a context that I find interesting.
Freud taught us that it wasn’t God that imposed judgment on us and made us feel guilty when we stepped out of line. Instead, it was the superego – that idealized concept of what a good person is supposed to be and do – given to us by our parents, that condemned us for what had been hitherto regarded as ungodly behavior.
If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept.
The concept of spiritual healing was something I was raised with.
I love ‘The Orphanage’ because the concept is so cool and the story is told in such an interesting way. It’s a movie that will scare your socks off but make you cry at the end. It’s one of the most tragic movies I’ve ever watched and is truly heartbreaking and scary at the same time.
We have been educated into believing someone else’s concept of the deity, and someone else’s standard of beauty. You have the right to practice any religion and politics in a way that best suits your freedom, your dignity, and your understanding. And once you do that, you don’t apologize.
The type of contract between players and producers is, I feel, antiquated in form and abstract in concept. We have no privacies which producers cannot invade, they trade us like cattle, boss us like children.
The show is called ‘Todrick,’ and the show follows my life and the friends that I’ve gathered over the past few years making YouTube videos. Every week, we’re taking a brand new concept – a brand new original song, brand new hair, makeup, choreography, and making a video come to life on our shoestring budget.
My concept of government’s role in people’s lives is that it is limited but legitimate, and essential when people have nowhere else to turn.
If you take me out of it, I find ‘six degrees’ to be a beautiful concept that we should try to live by. It’s about compassion and responsibility for everyone on the planet.
I am fully aware of the concept of political revolutions. After all, that is what we hoped might happen in the U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe, but what actually happened was capitalist restoration.
I want to create the largest-ever participatory art project and highlight the concept of Shadow Philanthropy, where people help others create work without taking credit for it – through this we can really change the world.
I did the cover of Cigar Aficionado, so I’m supposed to talk about loving cigars. I’ve smoked them a couple of times. My father used to smoke cigars. I love the idea and the concept, and I love the smell of cigars.
I never really thought in terms of the concept of being a rock star – being around people like that just seemed like normal day-in-the-life stuff to me. Those were just the surroundings I grew up in.
All I’m really interested in musically is trying to make concept albums. Serving a larger sum than the parts.
The great thing coming from sports is you understand the concept of a team. It leaves no room for being selfish, and that’s something I picked up from home.
Audience members are only concerned about the story, the concept, the bells and whistles and the noise that a popular film starts to make even before it’s popular. So audiences will not be drawn to the technology; they’ll be drawn to the story. And I hope it always remains that way.
I worked with Kathy Rigby, and it’s a concept called ‘Peter Perry’: it’s all of Katy Perry’s songs telling the story of Peter Pan. Kathy was so sweet, and it was such a cool experience to meet her and work with her and use the set that I had watched on television for so many years.
Freedom is a unique concept that everyone interprets differently.
I think the appropriate response for a physicist is: ‘I do not find the concept of God very interesting, because I cannot test it.’
There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.
If you’re looking to grow your user base, is there a best way to cost-effectively attract valuable users? I’m increasingly convinced the best way is by harnessing a concept called social proof, a relatively untapped gold mine in the age of the social web.
The concept of plus-size is so derogatory and weird. What does that mean? Plus the normal size? It shouldn’t exist any more.
The way you want to respond is to ask a question: Is this technology directly relevant to our hedgehog concept? If the answer is YES, then we want to become pioneers, not in the technology, but in the application of that technology specifically linked to our hedgehog concept.
The one thing about program television that’s absolutely incompatible with any concept of art is that all decisions have to be made by program directors, whereas art is autonomous. It may be dependent, but it knows no superiors.
The concept of Shwopping is so clever, I think. The idea is that every time someone goes shopping, they can take an unwanted item of clothing and pop it in the recycling bin in their M&S store for Oxfam.
There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.
I think that cancer is a life form that exists out there, and it exists in us. I think even the concept of healing is a spiritual principle that we have to really look at. I think the word itself is something we ought to get rid of, because it implies that there is illness – that there is something wrong.
Our concept is not that America should operate alone or by itself in world affairs or in military affairs.
Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else – there’s no grand idea or concept behind it.
The only concept or experience or core belief that I can attribute my other-ness to is that I just started out a weirdo and I stayed a weirdo. And it took me a long time to embrace my outsidership and see it as a strength rather than a weakness.
The concept of loneliness and exile and self-sufficiency continually bucks me up.
Well, human security is a concept that I am very committed to enshrining in American foreign policy.
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
A stylist understands our body language; they know what works and what doesn’t. I’m happy this concept has caught on in the South film industry.
It’s the concept of having a computer voting machine that bothers me, more so than the specific poor implementation that we have from Diebold.
At the same time, I’ve never been afraid of death or the concept of death.
I have absolutely no concept of work, except for university. But I like to talk to people a lot about their jobs.
Look, at the same time that I don’t want to be a celebrity, I understand that when you make movies you put yourself out in the public eye. I’d be a baby and a fool to be like, ‘Why are there cameras taking pictures of me?’ when I’m on a billboard for a movie. I think that’s a very absurd concept.
‘Pay it forward’ has become a hackneyed concept, but I truly believe in it, and it gives me huge satisfaction to be able to help writers in a measurable way.
I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept. No thank you. The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid verbalization whenever you can.
The development of a rational view of the nature of catalysis was thus absolutely dependent on the creation of the concept of the rate of chemical reaction.
It’s a particularly modern myth that married people are best friends. The best-friend concept is a uniquely female phenomena.
A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers. I think it’s the most ridiculous concept.
Some African leaders actually dare to suggest that democracy is a concept alien to traditional African society. This is one of the most impudent political blasphemies I can think of.
I didn’t have any concept of age or authority. I remember realising, Oh, the world has rules and we don’t.
Once a friend of mine applied on my behalf to enter the Miss Delhi, Face of 1993 contest. I soon fell in love with the concept and the ramp walks too.
I have always been interested in the concept of ruin.
The role we have in work may change over time, but the concept of retirement is not biblical.
It is not a question of whether I believe in voodoo. I am a scholar and, as such, I have studied the concept of voodoo. I have created the faculty of Afro-Haitian ethnology in our university where the concept of voodoo is taught. Voodoo is not superstition. It is a philosophy, a conception of God.
Saiyans don’t have much of a concept of ‘family.’
Personally, I have had sometimes moments where I thought my idea behind the idea of a collection – the concept maybe – something that we don’t see at the end on the catwalk, I think the way it was, the genesis in my mind, was probably artistic, an artistic approach.
If you have a very good concept of your character, you can snap into it.
I’m a very hard-line, angry atheist. Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.
I’ve never read ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,’ although I certainly know what that is. And what I love about that concept is as much as it’s a zombie story, it’s also ‘Pride and Prejudice.’
It’s striking and unique in London how you know to create this alchemy between the concept, the food, the music, the staff. From the beginning to the end, with all these different elements, it tells a full story that you know very well how to develop and cultivate.
I’ve always been physical. I have no concept of what life is like without physical activity.
I have a passion for music, and I enjoy the process of expressing myself within the parameters of a pop song, and I don’t do it to seek anybody’s approval, necessarily. Obviously, you go on stage, and you enjoy it when people respond to a particular song, but the overall concept of playing music I do for myself.
Age and numbers are a concept made up by man.
I was influenced very much by St. Francis of Assisi, whose idea was to radically live the gospel. He was not a priest, or even a brother. He was a layperson. His whole concept was to emulate Christ through the gospels, and to live it in a radical way.
For a long time, I couldn’t actually deal with playing concerts; it was a totally alien concept to me, ’cause I was used to playing in clubs and dance halls.
Each of us seems to have a main focus, a particular idea of practicality – a concept of ‘what we want out of life’ against which we judge our experiences.
War today is such a more visible thing. We see it on television, on CNN. In 1914, war was a concept.
Many people in this world are not raised to understand the concept of consent, in all walks of life, and it’s important that abusers of consent not be treated as victims when they are rightfully exposed.
For people who grew up in the last four decades of the 20th century, it is hard to grasp the concept of negative interest rates. How is it even possible? If interest rates are the price of money, is the marketplace broadcasting that money is on sale? Are we just giving it away?
I remember my oldest son, Steve, saying to me once, ‘I don’t ever remember seeing you with an apron on.’ And I thought, that’s right, honey, you did not. That was his concept of what a mother should be.
Clearly, Simon Baz brings such a different viewpoint to ‘Green Lantern.’ The very nature of the corps concept of overcoming fear, I felt Simon was a great character to explore, while getting a different viewpoint on things.
The great opera composers were so good at their job, that the whole genre came to be built around the concept of the composer’s vision.
Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets.
My mother hated foundation; she hated having a mask on her face – and she pushed me to build my own vision and concept of beauty for women.
I mean, the great secret is that an orchestra can actually play without a conductor at all. Of course, a great conductor will have a concept and will help them play together and unify them.
The concept of The ‘Most Beautiful Moment in Life’, that was chapter one for us; it feels like that because we were starting from the bottom, but on this concept, ‘Love Yourself’, we started to talk about some brighter things, like the real things in life.
Forgotten was presented to me by the drama department at LWT as a concept and I found it immediately intriguing and very powerful. I was completely led by the power of the piece and its dramatic potential.
I don’t often reread my own books, unless I am going into another in the series and need to refresh my mood when originating the concept.
I got it into my head that I had somewhat neglected the guitar, and then I did a record called ‘Arena,’ and it was not a particularly bad record – it wasn’t a bad record at all, but it was built around a certain concept, which is a guitar quartet, with a little bit of augmentation here and there.
When you’re teaching a hard concept and the students all have puzzled looks on their faces and then suddenly you can see that ‘aha’ moment, that they got it, that’s just an incredible thing.
Things that are uncomfortable and demand time and effort and patience we can switch off to. And I am intrigued by that concept. It’s about human tolerance.
The concept of the ‘good ol’ days’ must be one of our society’s biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success.
Exile is more than a geographical concept. You can be an exile in your homeland, in your own house, in a room.
That’s the exact concept behind the music: to take that kind of, I guess whatever you want to call it, jazz sensibility – but not have it be about solos.
Sam Nunn might bring us Georgia and maybe even another Southern state but, in my opinion, at an unacceptable cost to our principles and to the concept of change that has stirred millions to rise and work for Barack Obama. Sam Nunn would be a disaster as a running mate and a total anathema to millions of Americans.
I feel like people are so eager and willing to accept the concept of females being bisexual and having it be a very natural thing, but as soon as a male proclaims himself as bisexual, we automatically dismiss it and say, ‘No, he’s just gay.’
What I look for in a project or partner is integrity and character; I love the concept of family entertainment and crosses over the generations, where you can sit kids with their grandparents and everyone has a good time. Those are the qualities that I want to bring to viewers.
Since ‘concepts’ are closely bound up with language, concept art is a kind of art of which the material is language.
I clearly understood the concept of wise use before I ever heard the actual words, for my father wouldn’t allow us to waste anything.
Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy.
The obsession required to see a feature through from concept to release is not a rational thing to do with your brief time on this planet. Nor is it something to which an intelligent person should aspire.
Capital is kind of a banking concept.
We cannot consume our way into personal growth. Yet, millions of us have bought into this cynical concept of faux identity.
The concept of preserving history, collating full archives, making them as usable as possible so the public have access to them, I really feel that it allows the public an ability to engage with their own history.
I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of reincarnation. I learned that many brilliant people were interested in reincarnation, including Carl Jung. I’m a big Jungian. So I began writing novels involving theories integrating past and present, even if the past element in the novel took place 500 or 1,000 years ago.
I meet so many pretty girls who are like, ‘Here I am! Don’t you want me because I look good?’ That concept is so weird to me. I want to know, ‘What else do you have going on?’
I like something with a really great storyline, characters, and concept. I like doing things that are new and cutting edge.
When you talk about peace through strength, what you’re talking about is the concept of deterrence.
The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive, or even active, hostility to the religious. Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution, but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.
All comparisons between America’s current place in the world and anything legitimately called an empire in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any reasonable meaning of the concept empire, especially the comparison with the Roman Empire.
My advice to new artists is to embrace a broader concept of timelessness than vintage or retro.
Margin is a customer concept.
Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists. There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.
If you support the war on drugs in its present form, then you’re only paying lip-service to the defense of freedom, and you don’t really grasp the concept of the sovereign individual human being.
Indeed, our particular concept of private property, which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth, favors pollution.
Having people wait outside of my house sort of gives me a panic attack. I’m a believer in the concept that people should not be followed and photographed everywhere.
I’ve always been passionate about the concept of helping the underdog. It just doesn’t make sense to me as to what kind of person would take a huge platform and not use it to do something, to change something, to help people.
When you design a building, you start from a general philosophy, and you come down, and you start from detail and come up. Only the theoretical architect believes that you can make the concept and then sometime, somebody will come to build it.
I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that fits standard Western ideas – it’s always related to culture, to music, to religion. It is a dominant religion in Senegal.
The New York Times published the guest list on the front page. The masks were a brilliant concept.
If you listen to the way I speak, I have a lot of rhythm, use a lot of accents. When I’m playing my instrument, that concept comes through very clearly.
One of the reasons I got into musical theater was Anthony Warlow. I was obsessed with the ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ concept album because of him.
We need a very robust way of looking at people coming into the country… We’re focused on the whole concept of the ideology and of the vetting.
‘The Black Parade’ is an epic, theatrical, orchestral, big record that is also a concept album.
This awful concept of underclass is really horrifying. You’re not lower class, you are excluded – outside.
I’m really familiar with what Cardboard’s doing; it’s not a novel concept. Cardboard is in many ways a direct ripoff of FOV2GO, a project I helped work on when I was at ICT, and it was fairly well known in the academic VR community.
I do give a great deal of forethought and zone in on character and all sorts of things like that. Never before have I just stuffed something away in the back cupboard of my brain because it was just such a crazy concept.
Kids kill a show! It’s, like, a fun concept when the character is pregnant, but then if a show runs for a while, I’m sorry, but it gets annoying when it starts to talk. You get a child actor in there, and unless that child actor is freakin’ awesome, it’s going to be annoying.
If you make every pillow like it’s your only pillow, and every customer like it’s your only customer, I mean, that’s an amazing concept.
It seems like those of us who run a business can’t go five minutes without encountering the term “company culture.” The phrase is always uttered with extreme adoration, yet the very concept seems as nebulous as it is elusive.
Why not pool your resources? And so we broke into the concept of the sacredness of private property.
Well, an actor is an actor is actor, to paraphrase someone or other and the opportunity to work, to have a steady engagement, certainly seemed like an appealing concept to me.
One needs a comprehensive concept that decides just how much debt states like Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy can sustainably bear.
We all pretend, we all hide things, so why not take the concept to an extreme? That is the basic idea for the character of Dexter. Pretend to be human, while quietly and carefully living out the life of a monster on the side.
I was 12 when my parents told me we were moving to Lebanon. I remember thinking, ‘Leba-who?’ I had absolutely no concept of the place.
I actually think the whole concept of retirement is a bit stupid, so yes, I do want to do something else. There is this strange thing that just because chronologically on a Friday night you have reached a certain age… with all that experience, how can it be that on a Monday morning, you are useless?
Our aim is to establish El Cartel as not just another tequila but part of the club and party lifestyle. There are several songs where I mention the brand name, and a lot of these party songs go hand in hand with the concept of Cartel Tequila.
So my answer is, YES, everyone can find a hedgehog concept. If these companies can do it, anyone can do it. And anybody who says they can’t is simply whining.
The concept of evolution postulates that living organisms have common roots, and in turn, the existence of common features is powerful support for the concept of evolution.
Throughout my political career, I’ve believed in the concept of home rule. Some call it local control. Whichever phrase you use, the concept is the same – the best decisions are those made closest to those who will be impacted by the decisions.
The latest twist on the pampering concept is spa parties, where a group of friends take over an entire spa.
Things that people are doing constantly but aren’t thinking about. That’s the ultimate ‘Portlandia’ concept.
I think the concept of the sea is very important.
There’s a lot of American kids think their food comes from the grocery store and the concept of seasonality has no meaning to them whatsoever.
I just don’t believe in love at first sight anymore, even though I’ve based my whole career on the concept. In my experience, power, money and influence always attract the opposite sex. It’s something that I’ve always exploited – with good results.
It doesn’t bother me that Seven has such an overtly sexual presence, because she has no concept of what effect that physical package would have on some male member of the crew. That’s what’s fun, her innocence.
The word, and the concept of feminism, was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and a way of defining how I wished to live my life.
I can see now that a concept or even a feeling makes no sense unless out of our substance we spin around it a web of references, of relationships, of values.
We’re addicted to this concept of civilization – we can’t imagine living outside of it because we’ve had it for 10,000 years, all of what we call history. But according to archaeologists, humanity has been on this planet for millions of years in indigenous form.
I don’t understand the concept of always trying to make F1 go slower and slower and slower and have less and less power.
Truth is, in fact, an elusive concept. It depends almost entirely on where you are standing at the time. It is a human instinct to confuse belief with truth.
The concept of even having fans is still kind of weird to me. I really just feel like a filmmaker that is only just finding my foot in and is beginning to participate in Hollywood and making films. So the idea of any kind of fandom or people that are waiting for something that I may release is very distant in my mind.
‘Love Letter’ is a concept album, and whenever I do a concept album – and I love doing concept albums more than any other kind of album – it allows me to get dressed, in a way, musically.
I don’t talk about things like women power and this and that. Because I believe fighting for it is saying we are weaker. I don’t believe in that concept. For me, there is no fighting for women.
The Senior Tour is a good concept, although frankly I’m not astounded at its continued success. It gives a lot of guys an opportunity to extend their careers.
I’m fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes – the finer things of life – would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.
We need a concept of development to meet human needs.
One of the things I’m adamant about as a bandleader is not micromanaging. I’m an advocate for the concept of allowing everyone to be fully vested in what they’re doing, so everyone contributes whatever they’re inspired to contribute.
Van Heusen understood Sinatra’s style of singing; Sinatra understood Van Heusen’s concept of melody.
When I did ‘Shaft’, I was so happy to be working and to have been a star of a major motion picture, I had no idea or concept of where it was going to go, and it turned out to be this huge film. That was the icing on the cake.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
Anti-Americanism is a pure totalitarian concept. The very notion is idiotic.
Freedom is a human concept. We have these very romanticized, sentimentalized notions of freedom. And for species – monkeys and other creatures – freedom is a pretty risky, complex proposition that’s not always for their benefit.
Science fiction literature’s focus is on ideas, the concept of change, and the impact on humanity. Those concepts are hard to capture on film. They work better in the mind.
I mean, I think I liked every band I ever played in because each band was different, each band had a different concept, and each band leader was different… different personalities and musical tastes.
I feel I’m a strange mixture of insecurity and strength. Most of us, probably most people. I’m transferring that same concept to the people I photograph.
The whole question of fiduciary responsibility is a very old concept. You could make a movie about someone making that rule at any point in history, and within a few months, it will turn out to be timely.
The ultimate end is a nation that lies under the concept of the Declaration of Indepen dence. The Declaration of Independence is such an extraordinary statement – it was designed by people skeptical of government, local or national, but in particular national.
I tried to be as thorough as I can, but there is a responsibility that we all have, especially with something like AA which is dependant on anonymity. Once you start banging on about it the whole time, you are potentially damaging the whole concept of it.
Starting out, they told me: ‘You’re a good-looking guy. We’ll put you in this role, and you can be a conduit for the audience into this side of the story.’ But I’ve grown up, and that’s not what I want anymore. My concept of the job I do has evolved. And it is a job, nothing more.
Children often have a much stronger concept of morality than adults.
I was born into an Irish Catholic family in the New York area in this great, wonderful, and safe country, but the Holocaust has always haunted me, and it has long stood as a stumbling block to faith. How could such a thing be? How is that consistent with the concept of a loving God?
Fusion food as a concept is kind of trying to quite consciously fuse things that are sometimes quite contradictory, sometimes quite far apart, to see if they’d work.
I love video games. I’m also slightly in awe of them. I’m in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I’m in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we’ve ever invented has quite done before.
Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don’t understand the concept.
The trouble is that the hockey stick graph become an icon and deniers reckoned if they could smash the icon, the whole concept of global warming would be destroyed with it.
I think that in any language when you have a real relationship, and there is love and respect between people, infidelity is always something difficult to accept – whether you are Chinese, British, French. I think that is a universal concept… or problem.
Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?
Then I got the offer to play Buck Rogers, but I turned it down thinking it was a cartoon character. Well I was wrong, it wasn’t at all. So I read the script and decided I liked the character, it had a good concept.
Democratic systems based on the concept of a homogeneous nation such as England are very definitely not applicable to heterogeneous countries such as India, and this simple fact is the root cause of India’s constitutional ills.
I don’t think the western world is questioning capitalism. Capitalism as a concept is not something that society has written off. But today, there is degree of caution around capitalism. We believe in compassionate capitalism. Growth for growth’s sake can never be an end in itself.
If all you’re doing is playing it safe – trying to make the same movie over and over again – that’s when the audiences say, ‘Oh, this is just a moneymaking machine.’ But if it’s genuinely in service to the art form, then the franchise concept is being used in a way that’s exciting.
WikiLeaks, for me, has not only that element in it of journalism publishing, but also the way in which it does it, with its – the concept we have of scientific journalism, I find very important and really appeals to me, that all of the source documents should be there.
I don’t believe in the concept of working out rigorously to pump muscles. It may be effective, but when you stop working out, it comes back to square one.
Many anthropologists work with a concept called embodied knowledge – tacit, nonscientific knowledge – and look for ways to incorporate such information into product design.
I always had an eye toward the stage for the story of Hamilton’s life, but I began with the idea of a concept album, the way Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Evita’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ were albums before they were musicals.
Men are fantastic – as a concept.
Too often, teachers assume that they are introducing a book or concept to students for the first time. In fact, many units are repeated over the course of a student’s K-12 experience.
All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
The evening news is a concept whose time has come and gone.
But as far as the concept of HAL, who HAL was, his character – I had no role in creating him.
Adroit geo-strategists take new realities into account as they try to imagine how global politics will unfold. In the foreign policy business, however, inertia is a powerful force and ‘adroit’ a little-known concept.
I had talked for years about doing a restaurant with Rocky Dudum, who’s been my friend since I first came to San Francisco. Then Rocky’s son, Jeff, said he wanted to design it, so he traveled around the country to sports restaurants like Mickey Mantle’s and Michael Jordan’s, and he came up with a great concept.
Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
Once you free your mind about a concept of music and harmony being correct, you can do whatever you want.
I represent the concept that pluralism is essential, union pluralism. I made an oath about this.
The whole thought of a career with computers – given that hardly anybody even knew what they were – it wasn’t even a concept.
The key concept is to open your ears. Music can be here and there, anywhere surrounding you.
I hate the whole concept of comfort! It’s like when people say: ‘Well we’re not really in love but we’re in a comfortable relationship.’ You’re abandoning a lot of ideas when you’re too into comfort.
I’m not the type of guy to go so deep with the concept songs, but there’s deep thought in everything. Maybe it’s not just a repetitive hook telling you what the song is about – you have to use your brain a little bit.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Americans being upright and forthright and honest and true to themselves is a very hard concept.
I’m fascinated by the concept of what I call ‘clusters of creativity’: the Brontes, the Waughs, families with several geniuses. I’m one of four; competition among siblings has to be a factor.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
When I was asked if I supported merging SBA into Commerce, I really wasn’t focused on SBA or Commerce; I was focused on the concept of merging agencies, or reducing duplicative programs, so that we could reduce those costs. I am a firm believer that SBA needs to be a stand-alone agency.
Normally when we go in and write the songs we write, we think about doing a cover, but never a covers record. That would be, for us, a concept. We don’t want to have a concept!
I think the concept of seeking fame and fortune in women’s football in the States is a bit idyllic. Look at all the teams in America that have folded, and the leagues.
‘Eclipse’ is overlong and overly self-conscious, but it isn’t a fake or a zero; it just gets exhausting. It raises a crucial question: ‘When does Concept morph into Gimmick?’
If you’re an investor who wants a little bit more from the capital-appreciation side of things, but still likes this concept of getting ‘paid by the company,’ then we would tell that investor to pursue shareholder yield.
Kraftwerk isn’t a band. It’s a concept. We call it ‘Die Menschmaschine,’ which means ‘the human machine.’
I needed a concept of God that worked for me, and I wound up giving my life to Jesus Christ. I thought I was always going to have to wear skirts over my knees, not be able to listen to music, and have no personality. Fortunately, it’s so completely opposite.
An experienced designer with more freedom to act might have realised that there was just too much optimism in the Ares I concept: that a shuttle SRB was simply too small as a first stage for a rocket carrying the relatively heavy Orion spacecraft.
Most of the Ten Commandments are negative. The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior. That concept comes from the French Revolution.
God forbid you sing about love. It’s a lost concept.
Although in Abbott and Costello, and straight man was first. That’s a very interesting concept.
America’s greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom, freedom of action, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought.
Hopepunk is a spirit or a mood. It isn’t an actual thing. It is a feeling. It is the Scandinavian concept of ‘hygge’ or ‘coziness’ of the mind. It is a warm, happy, charming, uplifting concept that leaves you with a fuzzy feeling in your tummy.
My concept of an advice giver had been a therapist or a know-it-all, and then I realized nobody listens to the know-it-alls. You turn to the people you know, the friend who has been in the thick of it or messed up – and I’m that person for sure.
I write of the wish that comes true – for some reason, a terrifying concept.
The Kitchen was a really great concept; it just wasn’t at the price point that made it accessible to people. People could visit occasionally, and some people were coming regularly. It just wasn’t a novel concept for every customer.
The great music for so many artists – the Beatles, the Rolling Stones – was always at the moment when they were closest to pop. It would be easy for U2 to go off and have a concept album, but I want us to stay in the pop fray.
I’m a contemporary artist and I show in art galleries and museums. I show a number of photographs and films, but I also make television programs, books and some appetizing, all with the same concept.
My new obsession is ‘Storage Wars.’ I don’t know how such a simple show concept can be so addicting, but I can sit and watch marathons of it.
Success is a scary concept because it assumes something kind of final. In the grand scheme of life, I don’t think there is some ultimate success.
I developed the concept of the Happy Warrior as a rallying cry for those of us who want to restore America to its great foundational principles: individual freedom, personal responsibility, fiscal restraint, and economic liberty.
When I’m doing a store in a country, I always like to consider the concept of the country and the city.
From initial concept to final build, ‘Train’ was close to a year in development. Much of this was research and letting the dynamics of the project come to the surface.
For film, I think because it’s more detailed, and especially with historical material, you really have to find the right projects. Speaking as a mixed-race woman, there aren’t many historical stories about people like me. When people think of ‘dual heritage,’ they think it’s a modern concept, but really it’s not.
The concept of the robot encapsulates both aspects of technology. On one hand it’s cool, it’s fun, it’s healthy, it’s sexy, it’s stylish. On the other hand it’s terrifying, it’s alienating, it’s addictive, and it’s scary. That has been the subject of much science-fiction literature.
You win the presidency by connecting with the American people’s gut insecurities and aspirations. You win with a concept.
My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don’t really have any concept of how money works. I don’t know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It’s embarrassing.
I have always been fond of recognizing the spiritual side of someone’s personality. It’s a very lovely concept.
Medical need is an infinitely expandable concept. There is always one more marginal procedure that can be done. There is no end to the medical and surgical treatments that a technologically sophisticated and advanced society can give to aging bodies.
The concept of serendipity often crops up in research. Serendipity is the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things that were not being sought. I believe that all researchers can be serendipitous.
In the restaurant business, there’s the concept of pivot. Pivot to the stove, pivot to the refrigerator.
That’s always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you’re attempting to do.
Within loyalism and the UVF, there are clearly people who are not just aggravated by the issue around flags or parades. They’re aggravated by me and Sinn Fein being in government. They’re opposed to the political institutions – there’s an inability of a minority within loyalism to accept the concept of equality.
‘State’ can be a word that is a noun or a verb or an adverb – it’s kind of why I chose that title. It’s not to confound the audience but to keep me from painting myself into a cul-de-sac in the early stages of making a record by having too high concept or having some really strict set of rules I have to adhere to.
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they think about memes is they try to extend on the analogy with genes. That’s not how it works. It works by realizing the concept of a replicator.
Part of what I have to represent is an alternative to this perverted fashion industry concept of what beauty is.
‘SCTV’ was the concept of a group ensemble doing satirical things. ‘Saturday Night Live’s sketches were broader than ours, more universal.
It has given me a global vantage point, being the daughter of immigrants from China, who had nothing when they came here. And now I am leading a company. It speaks to something deep in me, the concept that you don’t have to start with anything.
America’s criminal justice system isn’t known for rehabilitation. I’m not sure that, as a society, we are even interested in that concept anymore.
When I was a student and rushing to finish a project, my gut instinct was usually to keep adding all kinds of features. It’s a way of papering over the fact that you haven’t quite nailed your concept yet.
The concept of a ‘job’ is pretty recent. If you go back a few hundred years, everyone was either a slave or a serf, or living off slave or serf labor to pursue science or philosophy or art.
That whole concept of team and teamwork and team first – that’s how Israel, in my opinion, has survived in the Middle East.