Motivated Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Motivated Quotes from famous authors such as Damien Chazelle, Pavel Durov, Judd Trump, Gerald Green, Jonathan Cheban. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I never desperately wanted to be a jazz drummer. If anything, I was motivated a lot by fear. Fear of the conductor, fear of the future.
Damien Chazelle
I’m motivated by curiosity.
Pavel Durov
I am aware of the crowd, the need to get them motivated and involved.
Judd Trump
I’m just trying to look at everything as positive as I can to keep me motivated.
Gerald Green
I miss Kanye. I miss him around; I miss his brilliant energy. Keeps you really motivated… I love it. I love it! He is always ahead of the times. He is inspiring.
Jonathan Cheban
Just looking back at what my family did for me, and where I came from, from nothing in Ghana… and my mom allowing me to come play soccer, keeping myself motivated is a little bit easier than usual.
Alphonso Davies
In my case, my life has changed and improved because different things have motivated me. For example, in the beginning, my motivation was to help my family. Later on, my motivation was to be the best.
Alexis Sanchez
I’m very unpredictable. Very, very impulsive. Extremely. Absolutely! Sometimes I don’t know what I want to do from one day to the next. I can’t enjoy anything premeditated; I just do it as I feel it. But whatever I do is motivated by honesty.
Sharon Tate
Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.
R. Lee Ermey
I don’t take any day for granted, I work hard, I’m motivated.
Gareth Thomas
The commonly accepted definition of terrorism is that it is politically motivated violence directed at civilians by entities other than a state. These kind of attacks can come from the far right, the far left, racists of every stripe, as well as jihadists.
Peter Bergen
You have to be willing to accept the information, you have to be willing to work hard. You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind. You have to be willing to be criticized. Only you can do those things.
Brandi Chastain
Superwoman is motivated by power and money and sex, and sex and money and power. Who can’t relate to that?
Gina Torres
The competitive pressure to produce, buy, and sell to our global multi-national companies is so intense that contractors in supply chains are motivated to pay low wages, intensify exploitative conditions, keep workers fearful with insecure work contracts, or simply sack workers who have formed a union to fight back.
Sharan Burrow
I am very excited about the future and very motivated also.
Paulo Gazzaniga
I have been extremely pleased to support the Trust’s work in the Lupus Unit ever since. Personal experience also motivated me to become involved to help raise the awareness of the disease and hopefully thereby improve the speed of diagnosis.
Elaine Paige
I do remember feeling, ‘I don’t ever want to feel impotent in terms of what I can control in a business in which you can have very little control.’ And that motivated me to go to law school – that, and my parents saying, ‘Go to law school before you do anything.’
Marc Platt
After doing a juice cleanse, I’m motivated to eat healthier and not emotionally. Cleansing is like my meditation. It makes me stop, focus and think about what I’m putting into my body. I’m making a commitment to my health and hitting the reset button.
Salma Hayek
Immediately after the San Bernardino shooting, when it was unclear whether Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were motivated by a terroristic ideology, the focus of the conversation was on gun laws.
Lawrence M. Krauss
I’m incredibly lazy. On a day off, I’m more likely to be sitting on our sofa reading a book than out and about being active. I sometimes do a bit of yoga but I find it hard to get motivated for any kind of physical exercise.
Phoebe Fox
Some people criticize the faithful for getting involved in politics, but it’s important to remember that down through the centuries, people motivated by their faith have done many important things. Martin Luther King Jr. – motivated by his faith – brought about an end to segregation in our country.
Frank Wolf
A key component of social media is ‘following’ – and no one is there to see what you have to say on Instagram or Twitter if they aren’t motivated to follow you.
Dana Perino
I’m not motivated by money or fame. I’m more driven by the electricity of creativity. The idea of being one of the legends that inspired me, being like Tupac.
Vic Mensa
I’m generally a highly motivated person. I always try and be the very best I can be, so I’m just gonna try and take every day and be the best that I can be, and prove myself to the WWE Universe and the WWE in general, and see how far I can go.
I was a very undisciplined person but acting was something that actually motivated me to get up in the morning. I hadn’t experienced that before, but it was something that really excited me. I think I could be quite self-conscious and it gave me a release.
Rufus Sewell
Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.
Jim Davis
You never know how long Federer is going to play, but in my opinion he has at least one or two more grand slams to win. It depends how long he stays motivated. For me, he is the greatest player to ever play the game.
Bjorn Borg
The most fascinating powers don’t mean a thing if the guy’s poorly motivated or dull, and the most generic powers won’t hurt a well-motivated character. Personality and motivation are what make Magneto, Magneto and not Cosmic Boy. The powers work for him, but it’s his motivation that makes him the character he is.
Kurt Busiek
Waking up every day and planning games makes me motivated.
Diego Simeone
Often motivated by a desire to maintain the existing status quo, sloth almost cost the U.S. its auto industry, as it refused for decades to build fuel-efficient cars to compete with Japanese, Korean and European imports.
Simon Mainwaring
Certainly, grades only matter so much when you’re in Hollywood. But I became an utterly motivated, devoted, committed student. I was a good student because I was convinced that it would somehow help me in my quest to become a filmmaker.
Damien Chazelle
Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated. Today was an important and necessary victory in the war, but there is a long road ahead. We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty.
Timothy Murphy
I wasn’t a kid who won every tournament I was playing, and I think that helped me – it motivated me a lot to know what it felt like not to win.
Denis Shapovalov
If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.
Larry Page
There’s a lot of skaters that I look up to, and I think my biggest skating role models were the two Russian competitors at the 2002 Olympic games in Salt Lake City. They really motivated me to follow my passion in skating, and it really blossomed from there.
Nathan Chen
Initially, my decision to stop eating meat was motivated by fear of spiritual consequences, but right away I found that not eating meat made me feel good about myself. It increased my self-esteem, which I found so rewarding, I wanted to do more.
I started out as a high school teacher in inner-city Chicago and realized quite quickly that my students weren’t that motivated.
Jack Canfield
The mentor-mentee relationship is ideally like that of the guru and disciple: motivated by the desire of the guru to impart knowledge to the disciple.
Vivek Wadhwa
Another inspiration that has helped me get through has been Lance Armstrong’s story. My cancer is not nearly as bad as his, but I believe in staying motivated and keeping as fit as you can.
Grete Waitz
For writing stand-up, I have to have a little bit of anger and frustration to be motivated to do it. Stand-up, for me, comes from kind of a hostile engine.
Whitney Cummings
As a member of the House of Lords, I don’t have a vote. If I did, I would be motivated as much by what I don’t want as what I do. I do want a Final Say referendum. So I do not want a Johnson majority.
Betty Boothroyd
I’m so motivated to collaborate with people and help them realize the kind of collective vision.
Rachel Griffiths
Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced.
Nick Rahall
Kids say the No. 1 reason they don’t read more is that they can’t find books they like. Freedom of choice is a key to getting them motivated and excited.
James Patterson
The fact that music is my first love and that after almost two decades, the love has grown every year… I’m truly thankful for that and want to always show my appreciation to those who keep me motivated and inspired.
There are a lot of health care providers in this country who have a very deep sense of service and compassion for the suffering of others, who are motivated to go to West Africa despite the risks of infection and death. And doctors and nurses face those risks every day regardless of their setting.
Kent Brantly
It is impossible to objectively define how free a market is. This is a political definition. Government is always involved, and those free marketers are as politically motivated as anyone.
Ha-Joon Chang
At Brit + Co , we’re always on the hunt for motivated, smart, and creative folks. And I must admit, we have received some pretty unique resumes.
Brit Morin
I am a very hardworking mother and my kids keep me fit. Also, being a working mother, you are always on the go. You always have too many things to do, so you don’t have the chance to be lazy and I think that keeps me fit and motivated.
Sussanne Khan
Are you motivated? Are you coherent? Is your intention aligned? Are your feet, tongue, heart and wallet congruent? That intention shines through.
Peter Guber
I’m not motivated to be famous. I’m motivated to be successful. To reach people, I’ve got to get on TV, I’ve got to get in with the government, I’ve got to get on TV abroad.
Joe Wicks
Through the gospel of Jesus Christ, I am motivated to be a better person.
Jane Clayson
A goal of making it to the Olympic Games has motivated me to work very hard in my sport.
Laurie Hernandez
At this point, because we have stayed the same course for so many years, I feel like we are freer to make choices that are motivated by what feels right creatively at a given point in time.
Mike McCready
I motivate others by making sure that they understand to go after their dreams and don’t let anyone tell you you can’t. If you are motivated enough and put the work in that you can achieve anything in life that you set your mind to.
Magic Johnson
I have always focused on basic research, motivated by a desire to understand the world.
Jennifer Doudna
‘Pressure’ is not a word that I associate with very much; it is a matter of perspective. It depends on your disposition as a person. It can either be that you are pressurised by something, or you can be motivated and encouraged by it.
Ishaan Khatter
I don’t love the whole Hollywood mentality, but I do love the weather and how motivated everyone is around here. It motivates me to make fun music. I’m an East Coaster – I’m from New Jersey, so I’ll probably feel like that forever.
Charlie Puth
Of course, you always give 100 percent, but at a home race you’re always more motivated, simply because you feel at home.
Sebastian Vettel
I’m just trying to get kids motivated to be readers by connecting them with a book they like.
Jon Scieszka
We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations.
Buzz Aldrin
But we should also not forget the difference between what first motivated me and the work that is the result.
Anselm Kiefer
I didn’t need to be motivated by other people overlooking me. My motivation was internal, to be better every day.
Adam Thielen
My mother was in the Army Reserve for six years. She taught me the importance of following rules, finishing what I start, never giving up, leadership skills, teamwork, staying positive, motivated and how to pack the military way when I’m traveling!
Laurie Hernandez
Mostly, cybercriminals are motivated to commit crime for financial gain.
Frank Abagnale
As an entrepreneur, you’re going to get 100 rejections and one yes. That one yes will give you enough and more kick in life to continue and remain motivated.
Naveen Tewari
I am very proud to be Brazilian and more motivated than ever to demonstrate what I can do.
Bruno Senna
To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn’t have really motivated us. So we are bringing the new material into the set and it goes down really well.
Andy Taylor
In the 1980s and 1990s, anglophone conservatives were motivated by ideas so powerful that they spread from the United States and Britain to the rest of the world: faith in democracy, faith in free markets, faith in free trade.
Anne Applebaum
I think, because I started Virgin when I was a teenager, it has become a part of me, like my family, and I am motivated by ambition for it, almost as if it were a child.
Richard Branson
I understand that anything actors are doing, good or bad, is motivated by fear.
Baz Luhrmann
From the time I was growing up, if I felt that there was some, like, pot of gold waiting for me, I don’t know that I would have been so motivated.
Anderson Cooper
There are those who simply want to live their lives, and feel they cannot live the way they want to in Iran. Others are ideologically motivated: They will stay no matter what and try to change things.
Asghar Farhadi
The top teams in particular always have opponents who are highly motivated. If they drop a couple of percentage points, perhaps sub-consciously, then it’s enough for the other team to capitalize.
Julian Nagelsmann
Oh yeah, I’m motivated. Always.
Goran Dragic
I am very motivated, I always want to play.
Franck Ribery
My dad’s career in politics, along with that of my grandfather, Prescott Bush, taught us that good people motivated by helping others can jump into the political fray and make a positive difference.
Neil Bush
My toughest opponent is me. My mind has a tendency to wander during bouts. I tend to focus on things other than the bout. I have to work at staying motivated, getting my head right.
Riddick Bowe
Kajol ma’am is full of energy. Her energy is so infectious that it motivated people to work with the same enthusiasm. She is a very friendly and warm person. We had a great time working with her.
I came to 170 and I got motivated and finally they started giving me ranked opponents.
Jorge Masvidal
And one thing for me is I’ve never been motivated by money.
Tessa Blanchard
I was a pitcher, and my dad played in college. The hardest day of my life was telling him I was going to quit to focus more on golf. But with golf, I felt like the game can’t be perfected, and that motivated me.
Jordan Spieth
Young kids get motivated by everything. If they see a great dancer, some of them would want to become a dancer. If they see a great soccer player, they want to become a soccer player.
Julie Payette
Politically motivated lawsuits and prosecutions cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
Richard Grenell
The situation right after the fight wasn’t too good; I believe I’m still the only champion in the world who never received the belt inside the ring once you’ve won the title. I held that against the English fans for a long time but I felt that also motivated me.
Marvin Hagler
My decisions are motivated by my life, my values, and what I stand for, not what I can gain financially from it. This has weeded out the opportunities that I don’t care about and has brought on a lot of new opportunities that mean everything to me.
Marcela Valladolid
If I see that everything the director does is motivated by trying to achieve the best, I can accept anything.
Jim Sarbh
I don’t believe we’re only motivated by our own self-interests. Often out of crisis comes this enormous wellspring of generosity and motivation.
Josh Fox
It’s not my job to hold your hand. It’s my job to take motivated people and show them how to become better.
Chuck Noll
People think, ‘If I could only get motivated, then I’ll act.’ Nope. In actuality, it’s the opposite.
Brendon Burchard
There is a perception in our communities that we have low educational outcomes in low-income communities because kids aren’t motivated or families don’t care. We’ve discovered that is not the case.
Wendy Kopp
I’ve felt like an outsider all my life. It comes from my mother, who always felt like an outsider in my father’s family. She was a powerful woman, and she motivated my father.
Anthony Hopkins
I think I’m extraordinarily motivated.
Damon Dash
I’m not motivated to entertain people through Twitter, so just by having Twitter and not saying anything, I make people mad.
Louis C. K.
One philosophy I have at AngelList is I would rather have someone working on the wrong thing and do it their way and be motivated, than working on the right thing and do it my way and not be motivated.
Naval Ravikant
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
Bob Beauprez
I get really motivated when I put on the India jersey. It is a responsibility, so I want to perform in the best way I can.
Virat Kohli
There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated.
Sean Connery
We need people to be motivated, know what good looks like and why it makes sense for their businesses, services and products to cater for disabled people’s needs and wants.
Penny Mordaunt
Nothing can motivate me any more than I’m already motivated. It just can’t happen. Me being motivated was never a factor. Never.
Dave Bautista
I get my drive and determination from just winning and playing tennis. I know if I don’t work, I won’t get rewarded. It was a life long dream to win a Grand Slam so when I was able to do that it felt so good and I wanted to do it again. It’s not that hard to stay motivated.
Samantha Stosur
I’m a very motivated guy.
Aaron Ramsey
Within the girl’s game, you have to be motivated to be part of this sport.
Steph Houghton
Reading has helped motivate me to become a spokesperson for programs like the WrestleMania Reading Challenge. It has motivated me to become more involved in my community and to keep learning new things.
Rey Mysterio
Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today’s Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators.
Zell Miller
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.
Donna Brazile
For as long as I am still motivated, I will keep putting my boots on and not pinning them up.
Patrice Evra
Cristiano is just one more player who is always motivated.
Most of us are not pure self-starters; most people need role models, they need coaches, they need exemplars, they maybe need some discipline or some rewards. We need to be motivated.
Tyler Cowen
I’ve talked to Frank Gore, Willis McGahee – different guys who had similar injuries to me. Those guys have been great mentors to me and kept me motivated.
Teddy Bridgewater
When you win a world title, you are motivated to work.
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
I don’t like to boss people around. I don’t get motivated by telling people what to do, I don’t take any pleasure in it. So I manage with curiosity, by asking questions.
Brian Grazer
The bigger a company gets, the more people are involved in decisions, the slower decisions get made. Look, the whole theory of startups is that three motivated people can go and do something that every company can’t.
Garrett Camp
There are plenty of politically motivated pretenders out there preparing to punk you, and you better be on your toes.
Michael Caputo
I sound like a racist, a benighted man or a xenophobe, but I’m motivated by love for my country and the knowledge that I don’t have another country.
Eli Yishai
I talk often about being intrinsically motivated by learning. It’s the primary driver of most of my activity.
Brad Feld
It’s hard to get to the point where you feel motivated and energized to go back in and create new music when you feel like you’ve just drained yourself by pouring everything you have into the previous project. It would be nice sometimes to take a longer break in between projects.
Jay DeMarcus
You don’t always want to go do the same thing day after day because your body, as well as your mind, is not going to be as stimulated. You’re not going to want to work as hard or be as motivated.
Anna Kaiser
I will always be motivated to improve until I feel I’ve achieved my potential.
Luke Rockhold
When somebody gives their testimony or tells their story, the next person can be motivated or inspired by it. That’s all I’m trying to do.
August Alsina
If you depend on being emotionally inspired or newly motivated, you will need a new fix almost every day.
Richard Rohr
When you beat a team so often – especially like this season when Chelsea had already lost three times to us – you know people expect you to do it again. But you also know they’re going to be even more motivated to finally win.
Dennis Bergkamp
All of my causes, including the most radical, are motivated by the defense of animals.
Brigitte Bardot
Most people are motivated by the economy. And if you’ve lost your job, lost your mortgage, lost your 401(k), you’re angry. And if your brother-in-law has lost one of those you’re angry still. And when you’re angry you take it out on people who are in office. Which is natural.
Ed Rendell
Sometimes people hear that you help somebody or you said something that really resonated with them that they really needed to hear. Sometimes people get motivated to go and do stuff. That makes me feel really good because I feel like I’m affecting people in a good way.
Tina Knowles
Tanushree taught me how to do make-up when I didn’t even know how to hold a brush, She encouraged me to go to acting school when I was not confident about my personality and acting. She even got my pictures done by the best photographers in town. She motivated me to do my best.
Ishita Dutta
I was not a happy or popular or happy-with-myself kid, and I wasn’t an especially motivated student, either.
Charles Bock
I don’t think I am motivated enough to act just for the sake of acting.
Jubin Nautiyal
People are motivated by the desires for privilege, for power, for profit. Those are not shocking revelations. Anyone who’s had any experience in life knows these things.
Norman Finkelstein
It keeps you motivated to know that everyone has your back.
Alex Bregman
The Premier League is different to other leagues where I have played, and everybody knows it is very tough, but I will do my best to beat my own personal records – I’m very motivated.
Naby Keita
I actually find fondness and appreciation for the Bray Wyatt. I see that he is driven by a higher power, much like I am driven and motivated and inspired and given strength by the Seven Deities.
Matt Hardy
Like many of his fellow skyjackers, 49-year-old Arthur Gates Barkley was motivated by a complicated grievance against the federal government. In 1963, the World War II veteran had been fired as a truck driver for a bakery, after one of his supervisors accused him of harassment.
Brendan I. Koerner
Hoover was incredibly ambitious as a young man. He was highly motivated to succeed in Washington, primarily due to his mother’s expectations of him.
Leonardo DiCaprio
I felt devalued and disrespected. The energy behind it felt disingenuous and motivated by corporate profit.
Lisa Bonet
I’ve always known that Rio and Tokyo are my two Olympics. Now that Rio hasn’t gone to plan, Tokyo has to work, and I’m more motivated than ever.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
For a lot of us, awareness is merely realizing the extent to which we’ve been lied to all our lives. You start educating yourself. You become motivated; you follow your muse where it takes you. And you see the world in a different way. You start making decisions based on what you feel is right.
Richard Linklater
I don’t have a type. I’ve dated so many different types, different personalities, different looks – from athletic to very non-athletic. The only thing I have to have is someone who is really motivated in life and challenges me. If I don’t have that, I get bored.
Jill Wagner
I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss.
Barbara Corcoran
We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women’s rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect.
Clara Zetkin
I have seen schools across the country working long and hard to embed a commitment to the unlimited development of every student into their cultures. The result, in terms of motivated learners and test scores, often is spectacular.
Carol S. Dweck
What you have to have is very smart, motivated, dedicated, and focused engineers and focus them on the right goal.
Lisa Su
Cognitive and character skills work together as dynamic complements; they are inseparable. Skills beget skills. More motivated children learn more. Those who are more informed usually make wiser decisions.
James Heckman
A small group of motivated citizens can potentially have as much influence as a lobby group spending millions of dollars.
Maxime Bernier
I felt very motivated to release some things in English because I wanna represent my community.
Amber Liu
I am a politically motivated person, and that will come through in the music.
I keep myself in shape with 40 minutes on my cross trainer every day. Doing that keeps me motivated and it isn’t too time-consuming.
Sarah Harding
Every player is motivated by different things and needs to be addressed accordingly.
Julian Nagelsmann
I can understand that people who have a very different view to mine are motivated by the purest of motives. All I ask is that they might give the same benefit of the doubt to those with whom they might disagree with.
Scott Morrison
I was never motivated by money.
I’ve been super motivated to get better.
Cody Garbrandt
It’s so self-evident that I have to live my own history, to remind people the fact that I got into radio back in the early ’80s was because of AIDS and HIV. It was what motivated me – that was the topic that I felt was so important that I had to talk about it, educating young people about it.
Drew Pinsky
I’m not motivated by vanity, glory or the quest for power.
Michele Bachmann
I was on my own at Wellesley, surrounded by a lot of young women who were motivated and intellectually curious. I started to read because I was required to do so for class, but I soon found myself enjoying the seclusion of the library. I came to see reading as an important way to learn about people, including myself.
Elisabeth Shue
The radicals who perpetrated the Charlie Hebdo attack were not motivated by Western imperialism but by members of a free society violating Islamic law.
Ben Domenech
In addition to sponsoring the Defend Israel Act, I am a proud co-sponsor of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, which will protect the state of Israel from politically motivated attacks in the United Nations and economic discrimination here in the United States.
Jacky Rosen
Keeping myself motivated is not hard.
Brad Stevens
Far too many bright, motivated kids are being badly served by their educational experiences – ones at elite, wealthy schools as well as underfunded ones.
Sal Khan
You hit a certain age and it’s, are you still motivated to play? It’s the motivation, the drive that kind of leads you, and the body goes, too.
Diana Taurasi
Whitney Cummings is one of the hardest working people I know, and she’s very motivated.
Chris D’Elia
People should try and look for something that constantly keeps them motivated, and they start enjoying what they are doing.
Akkineni Nagarjuna
People’s choice to become vegan, from people I’ve spoken to, seems motivated by fear.
Anthony Bourdain
You know, exercise should always be fun otherwise you don’t feel motivated enough to hit the gym regularly.
Koel Mallick
You have to look at why people come and work at Nest. Part of it is that a lot of people here already know each other, but we’re also on a mission with a purpose. People are personally motivated by energy or safety.
Tony Fadell
Which player isn’t motivated about playing in the World Cup?
Gonzalo Higuain
If Deja wasn’t my sister, I feel like I would still be motivated but not in the way that I am today. Having a disabled sister, that’s a lot more motivation, especially when she tells you growing up that she wishes she can be out there with the kids playing and she wishes she can be out there running around.
Marquise Goodwin
Recently, Lady Gaga was motivated to take the helm of the creative direction of her career and as such I decided to step away. I am extremely proud of her, and in stepping away I wish her all the best.
Laurieann Gibson
Money is just a way to keep score. The best people in any field are motivated by passion. That becomes more true the higher the skill level gets.
Eric S. Raymond
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
Les Brown
The only people I’ve ever met who are really successful in their fields, regardless of what field that is, are people who are deeply passionate about the work they do every day and are motivated by a sense of purpose.
Ivanka Trump
My generation is so motivated to tell their own stories because we have so many that need to be heard.
Kathryn Newton
I think people who become compulsive about fitness or eating right, a lot of the time it’s out of fear that they’re going to lose control or that they’re not good enough, so I think anything done out of fear or motivated by fear is often unhealthy.
Mark Manson
There’s nothing like living a little close to the edge that gets you motivated to ensure that you get the credentials you need to succeed.
Thomas Friedman
My exile was not only a physical one, motivated exclusively by political reasons; it was also a moral, social, ideological and sexual exile.
Juan Goytisolo
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand
The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
Irving Langmuir
Everyone gets motivated or inspired by different things.
Johanna Konta
My thing about going to the gym is that I leave my bracelets on, and I put on my makeup the way I would do it in real life, and I wear cute clothes, because if I don’t feel good when I leave the house, then I’m not motivated to do it. I need to like how I look while I’m doing it.
Taylor Momsen
I accepted the role of spokesman for Lipitor because I am dedicated to the battle against heart disease, which killed my father at age 62 and motivated me to become a medical doctor.
Robert Jarvik
I get motivated by the fact people are following me, that they want a photo or say ‘vamos’ or ‘Canelo.’
Canelo Alvarez
When people say ‘that’s risky,’ or when the odds are not in my favor, I’m more motivated than ever.
Nash Grier
Seriously, I faced a lot of anti-Semitism playing hockey as a kid. It motivated me to play well and to punch everyone who was anti-Semitic. I was taunted and called names. I’d either beat them with a goal or with my fists.
Harley Pasternak
I don’t think any of us would be who we are if our parents weren’t who they were. People that are in show business, and their parents are not in show business, their parents probably motivated them to get in show business.
Pauly Shore
We have a way of dealing with information that has sort of personal – personally identifying information in it. But there are legitimate secrets – you know, your records with your doctor; that’s a legitimate secret. But we deal with whistleblowers that are coming forward that are really sort of well motivated.
Julian Assange
I do my music for the people, for the fan base, you know they’re the one’s that keep me going and keep me motivated with it.
Paul Wall
But, I swear, they’re turning Donna into Annie Hall this season. More ties. More suits. But they’re also keeping her really motivated, ya know? Like, wanting to be a rock journalist. Wanting to be the first woman president.
Laura Prepon
I’m in the very fortunate position as a young actor to not have to take the first job that comes along. I’m not motivated by money at this stage in my life, I’m motivated by work.
Martin Compston
Online education that leaves almost everybody behind except for highly motivated students, to me, can’t be a viable path to education.
Sebastian Thrun
My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it.
Michael Pollan
Basically, I’m motivated to write about sociopolitical issues as well as relationships. I think those themes have stayed with me throughout my life.
Jimmy Cliff
I work very hard on motivating everything I do as an actor. Explosive moments have to be completely motivated; whether they’re explosive comedy or explosive horror, they have to come organically out of a scene and an interaction with another actor.
John Lithgow
If there’s one thing this team doesn’t lack, it’s competitiveness and a desire to win. No matter if we come off a win or come off a loss, it seems like we don’t really care. We’re always motivated to win.
Megan Rapinoe
We are not terrorists. We’re not criminals, we’re not motivated by money, we’re not motivated by greed. Nor are we simply nice kids gone wrong. We’re deeply committed to a different kind of society and a different world. I think that is something very hard to understand for a lot of people.
Susan Rosenberg
The Green Party is full of motivated, driven people who want to make change happen as fast as possible.
Caroline Lucas
Probably a concern to either a major or minor degree with most actors if they’re really motivated to kind of make a significant difference in the business is the ‘pigeon-holing’ thing.
Dominic Monaghan
It is difficult to stay motivated when you cannot win a title anymore.
The difference between me and other Superstars is that I am more intelligent, possess a superior streetwise viciousness and am motivated by money.
Wade Barrett
We were really motivated to do something with this record overseas, even though I hate touring.
Daniel Johns
I’m always motivated when I go out on the pitch.
Emmanuel Adebayor
One of the things that has always motivated me to write is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way, so that it doesn’t cause me any serious pain by staying inside.
Carly Simon
When I did ‘Uyir,’ I initially feared to do it. It was a controversial role. But thanks to my friends, they motivated me and helped me come out with aplomb.
Sangeetha Krish
Juve have allowed me to show my worth, it has provided me with a challenge that has motivated me.
Fabio Cannavaro
Helping parents to meet the everyday costs of raising their families, helping them lift themselves up to create a better life for their children and keeping them safe is what motivated me to get into public life, and it continues to drive me every day.
Erin O’Toole
I left my band on my own, and it took me a long time to find major success again – almost a decade. And everything that didn’t happen during that time just motivated me to do better.
Greg Kurstin
I have spent a lifetime watching kids make mistakes because they were not trained or well led or properly motivated to do well. I never faulted the kids; rather, I saw opportunity to train, to motivate, to improve leadership – not to punish the individual.
Eric Shinseki
Frankly, I guess, I don’t really understand why people, why so many people, are so risk averse. You know, there’s always ways to wiggle your way out of any situation if you’re motivated enough.
Eric Betzig
Ever since I started skating, making the Olympic team was my ultimate dream. It’s what has inspired and motivated me throughout my entire career.
Nathan Chen
I wanted swimming to be something that I loved, something that I was motivated to do for myself.
Caeleb Dressel
I’m motivated every second by my work; it doesn’t switch off. The pictures I make come from every blink of my lashes.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
If I’m not showing well or I’m not motivated, there is no way I can be fighting anymore.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
In the long, nonillustrious history of white people pilfering African American culture, have I just perpetrated that? I’m motivated by a love for the music and by a love of the performances, and I really hope I haven’t done anything bad.
After doing ‘Dance Moms,’ I’ve been super inspired and motivated to work with girls.
Cheryl Burke
I think maybe there’s a part of me that needs adversity from the rest of the world in order to feel motivated to want to prove people wrong. I need people to be like, ‘What is this weirdo doing?’
Josh Trank
I have a hard time getting motivated to do something that seems like a career move. I’ve gotten into vague trouble with my agents for turning down work that I thought was exploitative.
Mira Sorvino
You had to have a unanimous jury verdict, and one percent of contributory negligence barred all recovery. It was so satisfying to realize I could do it. And I’ll tell you what motivated me: competitiveness. I was betting on me. That’s what a contingent-fee lawyer does.
Joe Jamail
I can get motivated seeing a kid at my son’s school overcome a learning disability.
Jason Alexander
Love is really my nemesis. I never really allowed myself to indulge in such basic things because I was so motivated and thought that if I did I wouldn’t succeed.
Marina and the Diamonds
I’ve been lucky with my friends, most of all with Debina. If it wasn’t for her, I’d have probably given up. She encouraged and inspired me. Due to her I felt motivated to do my best for my career.
Gurmeet Choudhary
The younger me was motivated by a need to please others, by the pressure to climb the corporate ladder and make money, and by a fear of failure – all of which became more and more intense as I navigated the competitive landscape.
Bonnie Hammer
I try not to do anything I don’t like, so I stay motivated pretty easily.
Tavi Gevinson
I feel good when people get motivated due to me.
Shehnaaz Gill
That first group of Manchester players allowed me to enjoy coaching at a very young age that motivated me to do it. If it wasn’t good, I might have made a career change.
Steve Alford
We’re in a situation where talented, motivated school leavers and graduates can send off a hundred CVs and not get a reply, and where a trip to the Job Centre is depressing rather than inspirational. And you know what, that just feels wrong.
Jameela Jamil
The young guys keep me motivated. Youngsters coming up behind me.
Donald Cerrone
I’m really motivated by music, and I love dancing, even if it’s just by myself in my room or if it’s going out with my friends.
Amy Purdy
When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.
Arsene Wenger
According to the perverse aesthetics of artistic guilty pleasure, certain books and movies are so bad – so crudely conceived, despicably motivated and atrociously executed – that they’re actually rather good.
Walter Kirn
Usually, girls weren’t encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.
Ellen Ochoa
I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.
Hermann Maier
If you fly and you look around today and you see our United family, you see them incredibly motivated and focused on making things right.
Oscar Munoz
I’m not hugely monetarily motivated.
Ben Askren
I wanted to show my maturity. The criticism I got made me grow up. It motivated me.
Pablo Sandoval
I have never been motivated by money in my life. You can’t make choices based on what the financial return might be.
Stephen Daldry
Y’know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.
Paul Twitchell
Someone like Boris Johnson is reluctant to answer questions about ambition because then the story becomes all about his ambition. Sure, he’s got ambition – that’s no secret at all. But also, he’s very strongly motivated to try to get the kind of Brexit he believes in.
Laura Kuenssberg
You want to keep the severity of our environmental problems in mind enough to keep yourself motivated but not enough to paralyze you into depression.
Sara Gilbert
Everybody was down on me saying I can’t rap, so I wanted to show everybody that I could actually do this. That’s what motivated me.
Denzel Curry
If I hadn’t had the music teacher I had in high school and she hadn’t really pushed me and taken that extra step, I wouldn’t have been quite as motivated.
Sara Evans
When kids are met with the highest expectations and given the extra supports they need, they can be as motivated as kids anywhere.
Wendy Kopp
What many of us object to is the politicians who, for whatever reason, forget that societies cannot easily absorb huge numbers of new citizens. I resent the suggestion that this perfectly reasonable view is motivated by racial hatred or personal spite.
Peter Hitchens
Capitalism does a number of things very well: it helps create an entrepreneurial spirit; it gets people motivated to come up with new ideas, and that’s a good thing.
Bernie Sanders
Choosing a form of exercise you enjoy will help keep you fit and motivated.
Milind Soman
I’m motivated to be No. 1.
Jason Day
Especially when I’m in the gym, I get really motivated by hip-hop.
Lindsey Vonn
I almost became a political journalist, having worked as a reporter at the time of Watergate. The proximity to those events motivated me, when I wound up doing philosophy, to try to use it to move the public debate.
Michael Sandel
The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges.
Benazir Bhutto
I want to thank the military community for their support. I’ll never be able to explain how much you motivated me and how much I always tried to make you proud.
Tim Kennedy
The films that have influenced me and the films that have motivated me and inspired me were films that resonated, films that made me think after I saw them.
Eriq La Salle
I don’t think people do anything out of fear very well. So I think the only choice is to have them intrinsically motivated.
David M. Kelley
After I won the Olympics, like any gold medalist, I did feel some emptiness in my heart. I did think about coming back to the ice for a long time. What motivated me is skating is something I am best at and I love the most. So I want to give it one more try.
Kim Yuna
Some residents, I suspect, may be politically motivated in suggesting that having two members of Congress lessens Montclair’s clout. Quite to the contrary. I think it increases Montclair’s visibility – as a matter of fact, Essex County’s visibility.
Rodney Frelinghuysen
Once you identify the intrinsically motivated people, you realize that fancy degrees can actually be a negative – that some of the people who have them are more focused on how others perceive them.
Vivienne Ming
We’re constantly striving to bring something new and different to the table, either in the way that we’re using the cameras, or the storytelling we’re using in the scene, or the way that the characters are being motivated by the action.
Joe Russo
Sometimes the most motivated person to change something is the one being held accountable at the moment.
Harris Faulkner
I think I just pick really smart and motivated people to work with – people who are probably going to do great things anyway – and I just teach them what I know, maybe teach them how to think a little clearer than they did before, and then off they go.
Tucker Max
The separate water foundations, park benches, bathrooms and restaurants of the Jim Crow South startled me. These experiences motivated my lifelong study of the status of African Americans and the sources of improvement in that status.
James Heckman
Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.
Billy Graham
The best teachers are those who keep students motivated, challenged and flourishing.
John Kline
The Olympics have really motivated me, ever since I started skating as a little kid.
Nathan Chen
As cliche as it sounds, when one door closes, another one opens. Whenever I’ve gotten bad news about something, within a week or two there’s another opportunity that brings new hope or keeps me motivated.
Whitney Port
I always come very motivated to the Grand Slams.
Garbine Muguruza
Primarily motivated by a desire to keep abortion ‘safe, legal and rare,’ female liberals in the media have carte blanche to do and say anything.
Andrew Breitbart
I think, since I was a kid, I had that independence of being driven and being motivated in whatever I did, whether school work or a sport or even a hobby.
Olivia Holt
I’m really diligent; I have a really militant side of my personality that comes out in areas of work. I’m very motivated, you know?
Nikki Reed
As an actor, it’s hard to direct because, suddenly, you’re not around. The thing which I hate about directing is the waiting game, but you’ve really got to wait it out and be resilient and keep it going and keep everybody motivated.
Danny Huston
I experienced Nazism as a child. Like many of my generation, I was motivated by the desire to prevent another war at any price.
Helmut Kohl
People motivated by fear do not act well.
Mark Kurlansky
People don’t want to talk about death, just like they don’t want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear.
Dan Farmer
During the Jim Crow era, we know that racially targeted and racially motivated voter suppression was often blatant. Legislators adapted overtly racist policies like literacy tests, and poll taxes in an effort to shape the electorate.
Alex Padilla
I’m motivated by a bottomless well of anger. It’s a joke, but I don’t think I don’t mean it.
Jon Lovett
‘Queen’ is an interesting film, and I have always been motivated by roles that help alleviate women empowerment in some form.
I think that most of the people running companies today are motivated and pay is a small portion of the motivation.
James Sinegal
When you’re motivated by external rewards, it’s often because you’re trying to accomplish goals you didn’t create yourself.
Rachel Simmons
What keeps me motivated is love and passion.
Bad Bunny
When you lose, you’re more motivated. When you win, you fail to see your mistakes and probably no one can tell you anything.
Venus Williams
I like to think I know a lot, but I don’t. I’m motivated to learn more.
Yara Shahidi
I’m motivated and driven, and I have been from a young age.
Christie Hefner
When I am doing a music video, I am so motivated that even if I have to act for music, I end up doing it.
Jubin Nautiyal
Mr. Freeze is motivated by different things. He doesn’t really have that much of an axe to grind with Batman. Batman is an irritation and an impediment to him, not an enemy that he hates. He doesn’t have the hatred that the Joker has for Batman.
Paul Dini
With every film, my confidence gets boosted; I feel motivated.
Vicky Kaushal
I’m motivated for every single game.
Spencer Dinwiddie
The British people have a global outlook, they are generous, and when they see suffering and injustice they are motivated to act.
Penny Mordaunt
The more you work out, the more you get the energy to do it. And the more you get motivated to do it, especially when you start seeing results.
Elisabeth Harnois
If significant amounts of time go by without suspenseful action – which is often most powerfully motivated by backstory – the story loses momentum, and readers lose interest.
Leigh Michaels
In the beginning of the lockdown days, I was very active and motivated. I made sure not to waste a single moment and tried to be organized and disciplined.
Anupama Parameswaran
What motivated me as much as anything was to show the racists that a black man could bring pride and honour to Britain.
Linford Christie
There’s a lack of people in power that are motivated by the idea of helping people.
Kanye West
I want to learn how to play an instrument. I want to break a world record. I’m just a very determined, motivated type of person.
Alyson Stoner
American jihadists are generally motivated by a mix of factors, including dislike of U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world.
Peter Bergen
I just think I play better in the greater scenarios. I just get motivated. I like the big crowds on the centre courts.
Garbine Muguruza
To me, the most shocking thing about grit is how little we know, how little science knows, about building it. Every day, parents and teachers ask me, ‘How do I build grit in kids? What do I do to teach kids a solid work ethic? How do I keep them motivated for the long run?’ The honest answer is, I don’t know.
Angela Duckworth
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
Jean Cocteau
By their nature, midterm elections favor the out-of-power-party. Its voters tend to be more motivated to show up and swing voters are more likely to treat it as a protest vehicle for their frustrations.
Steve Kornacki
I have never been motivated by money.
Robin Chase
One of my cousins is a golfer, so I got motivated to try the game and I enjoy the relaxed pace it offers me after the fast pace of cricket.
Yuzvendra Chahal
A movement only takes form from that first act. Exploring a curiosity, or a real passion, and being motivated by a desire to solve something – that’s really the best way.
Reshma Saujani
Mike Tyson was one of the fighters who motivated me. How? We both used to train at the Golden Gloves boxing gym. I used to see his Rolls-Royce, his diamond Rolex on, and I said, ‘You know what? Those are the things that I want.’
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Of course for your main rivals, you’re going to get extra motivated for it, particularly if you haven’t played him for a long time.
John McEnroe
The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they’re working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.
Rick Pitino
I don’t fight for my legacy or for the glory or anything like that. The feedback from the fans is nice, don’t get me wrong; it’s a good feeling having them – you on their side. But I’m motivated by making a good living for my family, and that’s what made me get serious about this.
Robbie Lawler
If I have the chance to be an important part for my colleagues or someone they can look at and say, ‘He’s doing good; he’s motivated,’ this is an objective I want to reach.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Fitness for me is a passion. Yes, my profession demands it, but that works more as motivation for me. And, like I get motivated by looking at pictures of Bollywood or Hollywood stars with fab bodies, I want others to take that motivation from me.
Ammy Virk
I’ve been surprised at how motivated a lot of people are that you wouldn’t traditionally think would be that kind of a motivated student.
Sal Khan
I just stay focused, and I always think about gymnastics. I am just doing what I always do… working really hard and pushing myself to the maximum and keeping myself motivated.
Aly Raisman
Mostly we’re motivated to control ourselves in public. Mostly. At home the motivation is much less clear. At home there’s a bit of a lab for bad behavior. You can test things out without terrible consequences. Or maybe the consequences are there, but they are deferred, buried, much harder to detect.
Ben Marcus
I am an engineer, not just an architect, so I’ve always been motivated by technique or technology. As soon as technology moves just a little bit, it changes architecture.
Santiago Calatrava
To be able to make decisions and see them come to fruition and feel the excitement around them, what it generates within the company, how the artists get motivated – that’s the most rewarding part; feeling I can be a catalyst for an artistic experience for our artists and for the public.
Karen Kain
The highly motivated young people who comprise the backbone of our military force truly are taking their place as one of America’s greatest generations.
Trent Lott
I’ve always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don’t do well.
Abby Wambach
When you are professional and working in a club like Everton, the obligation is to be motivated, to be focused.
Marco Silva
I skate to anything with a good beat, anything that can get me motivated.
Ryan Sheckler
When you want something desperately and you lose it, no matter how hard you try to get yourself motivated, it’s always difficult.
Jay-Jay Okocha
I’m motivated by very small successes.
Beth Brooke
I have to be motivated, and I’m sure time will avail itself.
Bobby Sherman
In high school, I stole a six-foot submarine sandwich from a banquet room in front of several hundred people. I did it because I was in marching band, and we were promised food if we played, and they broke their promise. It was my first and only heist, motivated by justice and hunger.
Greg van Eekhout
I feel great. I feel like I’m in my 20s. I did have a lot of injuries, yes, but I feel great now. I think the path that I had did good things to my body and also my mind. I came back very motivated.
Vitali Klitschko
I’ve tried to create a comedy that doesn’t look like any other comedy. Maybe traditionally in TV there has been a kind of formula that says, ‘Oh, comedy has to look this way; it has to look super bright.’ But the way we shoot ‘Insecure’ is motivated by the mental state of each of our characters.
Melina Matsoukas
Some people are motivated by a need for recognition, some by money, and some by a broad social goal. I start from a different place: from the love of ideas and the urge to put them into motion and see where they might lead.
Paul Allen
If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.
Serena Williams
You’ve got to understand, people are motivated by fun. And they should be.
P. J. O’Rourke
I never had the college experience, so I have raised my girls to be more work-oriented and motivated to be financially independent.
Yolanda Hadid
I never met him. But just growing up where Deacon Jones did, he motivated me to be great, showing the NFL was possible.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Fighting Frank Mir is something I’d love to do. I’m motivated to fight him.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
I am always motivated.
Manuel Neuer
One thing that’s really important for me to be creatively motivated is to find an angle. Some people refer to that as a concept, which it is, in a sense, but not overtly. It’s just something I need to focus and hone in on, and the trajectory of what might be seen as a ‘concept’ gives me creative momentum.
Devin Townsend
Even successful musicians have had periods where people say they suck and no one likes them, even after they’ve had periods of great success. So I think it’s like you just gotta do you and try to stay motivated. Until, you know, you decide to stay home and make spaghetti all day.
K. Flay
I think there was an opportunity as Bad News Barrett to turn me in to a babyface. I am not saying that I would have gotten to the level The Rock got to but it was certainly a chance for me to do something different and keep me motivated and stimulated by what I was doing on the show.
Wade Barrett
I stay motivated no matter what.
Donovan McNabb
What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
Al Lewis
I think that when we were younger, the fact of knowing our uncle Derrike won the Daytona 500. We were racing go-karts then, and I think that really kind of motivated us.
Amber Cope
When I was a rookie, what motivated me was trying to win Rookie of the Year and play the best that I could that I would compete so hard.
Michael Carter-Williams
Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
Lou Holtz
I really don’t have much respect for the people who live their lives motivated by an exit strategy existing, being performed. There was no option that we were trained in that says, ‘If it gets too hard, get up and leave.’
Andy Grove
For me, it’s about the tennis and the trophies. I’m not motivated by money.
Caroline Wozniacki
It’s easy for me to be motivated and inspired by seeing somebody who just goes all out to do something.
Kalpana Chawla
Don’t tell your stories to anyone. You’ll be more motivated knowing it’s a prerequisite to having an audience.
Andy Weir
I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla’s going to do, and they’re purely motivated.
Dian Fossey
I don’t need to be motivated by anybody. Never have.
Dan Marino
There’s nothing self-serving about what motivated me to bring ‘Schindler’s List’ to the screen.
Steven Spielberg
Many of the factors that we think will cause motivation, such as fair pay and a good manager, won’t make you love your job. Even if you eliminate what makes you dissatisfied, that doesn’t make you motivated. It doesn’t make your work rewarding. You just are less bothered by things.
Clayton M. Christensen
What will make you energized and motivated, to be awesome today? Is it an awesome shower in the morning, is it a great breakfast, is it a beautiful view? Or is it all of those things together.
Miguel McKelvey
When you are working with a highly professional, motivated group that is accountable, the more freedom you give that group, the more discipline you’re going to get in return.
Joe Maddon
There’s always going to be a part of me that wants an Emmy. Truthfully, I’m probably more motivated by people being entertained. I’m more motivated by people being like, ‘Oh snap! Did you see that?’
Courtney A. Kemp
There is too much said about me but this is what gets me more motivated to work harder and prove everyone wrong.
Dejan Lovren
I’m not politically motivated. I used to be – passionately. I used to be very Left wing. Then I went very Right wing, and now I rest somewhere in the middle.
Guy Ritchie
Fragility, violence, and conflict are complex. Fragility is influenced by a wide set of factors, many of which are deeply entrenched, such as high social and income inequality. The lines between criminal, inter-communal, and politically motivated violence are often blurred.
Peter Maurer
My films are motivated by a keen interest in highlighting issues that affect marginalized populations who are caught in difficult circumstances.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
We learn best when we’re intrinsically motivated – that is, when we try something new for the sheer enjoyment of the experience.
Rachel Simmons
When one performs well, the others are automatically motivated to give their best.
Satyadev Kancharana
I am not motivated by money.
Perez Hilton
I’m a very motivated person. I don’t need extra motivation.
Carson Wentz
Oftentimes, especially in the context of an acoustic song, I’m motivated to write by some amount of melancholy.
Chris Cornell
In fact, one of the conversations I had with Jason Garrett, you know, sometimes X’s and O’s get so complicated, and a coach gets so into that that he forgets the most important thing is players win ballgames. Make sure that the players are properly equipped and motivated to do their jobs.
Jimmy Johnson
There’s the push and pull you put on yourself and the push and pull the world puts on you. Most of the time, the world’s going to win out, because it’s just logical that you should be more successful and more motivated. You can always be more.
John Krasinski
Children have to be motivated to want to learn to read. Reading must not be taught simply as a school exercise.
Michael Morpurgo
I have been in this league for a long time, and if you are not motivated on a daily basis, you won’t be in this league long – that’s players, coaches, that’s personnel, that’s everybody.
Brian Flores
Constantly writing with new people is important. Also, listening to new music that’s popular and that’s making a splash – that’s how I get motivated.
Jay DeMarcus
I had decent but not great grades in high school because I was highly motivated in some subjects, like the arts, drama, English, and history, but in math and science I was a screw-up. Wooster saw something in me, and I really flourished there. I got into theatre, took photography and painting classes.
J. C. Chandor
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The titles are important forever; it doesn’t matter when you win. They keep you motivated to win the Premier League and the Champions League.
I’ve played so many gigs in front of around seven people. It’s difficult to keep motivated, but it’s all about growth. The love of music kept me going.
Mark Foster
Detroit’s a good investment because, first of all, the entry fee for everything is lower. And, you’ve got the talent that is here that is ambitious and motivated, so you’re going to get in on a much lower cost structure in every way, shape, or form from labor to buildings to whatever.
Dan Gilbert
What is the upside of inequality? I would say that it’s a deep pool of properly trained, highly motivated talent that is endeavoring to create innovation that grows our knowledge-based economy.
Edward Conard
I’ve never been more motivated to be No. 1 in the world. I’ve never been more motivated to try to extend that lead from one to two. All the hard work that I’ve put into my game right now has paid off, but I’ve got to keep working hard to win as much as I can.
Jason Day
We haven’t achieved really big things yet with the U.S., so I think everybody wants to be the first one, and that’s why everybody is so motivated to develop yourself and to win the first big trophy for the country.
Sergino Dest
I would tell Vince McMahon, ‘Hey! I’m telling you, I’m going to run this place one day.’ And I think Vince likes to hear that. He knew I was motivated. He knew I was hungry.
Jinder Mahal
I think the scientific goals and the technical challenges were the two things that equally motivated me.
Barry Barish
I’m self-motivated. I’m motivated for myself to be the best I can be – for me to do that, I have to have my own motivation, my own positive energy.
Deshaun Watson
Hire people who are smarter than you, and don’t be afraid to work with them as partners. Make it clear that you plan to learn from them, not just the other way around. The right, smart, motivated people respond very well to that approach, particularly coming from a younger manager like I am.
Lynn Jurich
Like other conflict-affected regions, Africa continues to see religious, ethnic, and politically motivated conflicts. Extremist violence is now entrenched in several parts of the world. Armed conflicts are leading to protracted refugee crises to the scale that has not been seen since World War II.
Tedros Adhanom
I never need to be motivated to be on the court. That’s the one thing that comes very naturally to me.
Diana Taurasi
I’m always staying motivated because, as training camp goes on, practices become more intense, harder, and shorter. It’s a mental thing, too, not only physical – you have to stay mentally sharp and stay focused on the task in front of you.
Brock Lesnar
Sometimes, our expectations of being all-knowing is somewhat unrealistic. At the end of the day, there are people out there who mean harm to us, are thinking about doing harm to us and motivated to do it, and we don’t know what that is.
Jack Keane
The young generation is willing to experiment more. Firstly, they are less motivated by money and compensation, unlike the previous two generations. Secondly, integrity and governance are very important issues for them.
Kumar Mangalam Birla
I was motivated to go into public life because of the great chasm that exists between justice and injustice in our country. Nowhere is that divide greater than in America’s cities.
Martin O’Malley
When I got out of college, I gave myself till I was 30 to invent a product. If I couldn’t do it by then, I would just get a real job. And that fear – the fear of a real job – motivated me to be an entrepreneur.
Nick Woodman
I wanted to be a priest. I could have done that. I wanted to be a doctor. I could have done that. Circumstances didn’t lead me to it, so my fallback option was business. I wasn’t really motivated to this.
Paul Polman
Well, the wonderful thing about making movies, oddly enough, is that they’re sort of highly motivated graduate studies in one or another field.
Sydney Pollack
I’m probably not motivated by a lot of things that people think I am.
Austin Aries
I don’t care where I fight on the card, but to get people motivated or excited, like, ‘Cowboy’s fighting!’ that’s my overall goal.
Donald Cerrone
I don’t need any more motivation. I’m fighting Canelo Alvarez. If that can’t get me motivated, then I’m in the wrong sport.
Liam Smith
I’m confident, motivated.
Rafael dos Anjos
If you have to drag somebody to register, they’re not highly motivated.
Roger Stone
I’m motivated to keep going to keep making a difference in people’s lives.
Hannah Teter
Everything in my music has always been emotionally and spiritually motivated… But after I started doing yoga, the place where I came from changed drastically.
India Arie
I’m not motivated by having the largest revenue base – you get that as an outcome. If we do our job well, we will be appropriately rewarded.
Punit Renjen
I’m 100 per cent motivated. I haven’t done enough yet in cycling to be satisfied.
Lizzie Armitstead
The movement toward a holistic approach to community development has been long in the making, but the housing crisis has motivated further progress.
Ben Bernanke
Before the commercial ventures, Linux tended to be rather hard to set up, because most of the developers were motivated mainly by their own interests.
Linus Torvalds
I was never motivated by a contract. I was motivated by being the best. So I just compete against myself every day and push to get better.
Mike Daniels
It’s been a surreal journey for me since ‘Masaan.’ The way the industry has accepted me and motivated me has been amazing.
Vicky Kaushal
Because of my dad, I started playing the game. Seeing him motivated me to play. He’s been an important part of my life.
Al Horford
If I could find the right kind of property, get tied in with the right movie, I’d love to be involved, but I just find it hard to be motivated to do another screenplay right now.
Al Yankovic
I always wanted to be independent. I worked at a few odd jobs as a teen and, when I was in my early 20s, I soon realised that I disliked unfair bosses. I knew I was disciplined and motivated, and that I would work best when I was self-employed.
Lisa Haydon
I have ideas. I hear voices. Words accumulate. It’s still an overriding impulse. And I’m self-employed, which means I have to be sensible and motivated about paying the bills.
Sarah Hall
Healthy people are not very motivated to manage their health. They just don’t care.
Frans van Houten
Completely, in the end, being at a club like FC Barcelona who must win titles, you have to stay motivated, and often times, using your head is more important than using your body.
Gerard Pique
That is one of the problems big teams face – their rivals always take the field very motivated, and I say this from experience.
Michael Laudrup
I think history shows us that there is not one credible credential that has come from the for-profit reality, and that is because the for-profit reality is inherently motivated to maximize the level of people that take it.
Sal Khan
I am a politically motivated person, and that will come through in the music. I’m not sure if every song will be ‘Take Me to Church,’ but I can only hope that people enjoy the body of work that I have ahead of me.
People must realize that a crime motivated by racial or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us.
Jose Serrano
We all get motivated differently and I think as you get older, you’d be foolish not to draw on your experiences from the past.
Jason Witten
People forget the punk thing was really good for women. It motivated them to pick up a guitar rather than be a chanteuse. It allowed us to be aggressive.
Siouxsie Sioux
I like to have fewer players. That way, everyone is plugged into what you’re doing. There is a risk attached to that sometimes but it’s good to have a smaller squad. People have more chance of playing; they’re ready and more motivated. Having 18 real players is better than having 25 or 26 not playing.
Quique Setien
People say, ‘All my son will read is ‘Captain Underpants,’ or ‘My son is crazy about shark books, is that O.K.?’ I want to be the person to say, ‘Yeah, that’s really O.K., as long as he’s motivated to want to read.’
Jon Scieszka
I realise that in an electoral campaign, you don’t want to antagonise large groups which are highly motivated.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
My workout is always with a trainer because, quite honestly, I don’t think most people are motivated enough to do what they need to on their own. You either need a spotter or you need a trainer. You need somebody there to push you to get that extra five.
Paul Stanley
You don’t have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy. If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised, productivity losses will go along with that.
James Sinegal
On a more serious note, my challenges with hearing loss are certainly an interesting journey. The surprising upside is that my difficulties in hearing have motivated me to know my guitar fretboard better. My playing has become much more melodic and intentional as a result.
Paul Gilbert
Being in a football environment is where I’m most comfortable. I only feel excited and motivated when it comes to crucial, difficult, important matches.
Fabio Cannavaro
An international race in the relevant technologies is getting under way at this point, not necessarily with an understanding of where that race leads in the long run, but strongly motivated by the short-term payoffs.
K. Eric Drexler
A few eyebrows have been raised at Adel Taarabt joining Milan. Having worked with Adel for two years, I am not as surprised as most people seem to be. He is a player of immense ability and, if he is handled right, and motivated himself, he can win games at any level.
Neil Warnock
I think being angry is what keeps me motivated.
CM Punk
I meet many inspiring individuals who have worked hard to rebuild their lives after an attack; however, it can be hard to stay motivated when the justice system does not always reflect the severity of these crimes.
Katie Piper
I guess I’m motivated by the fear of failure to some degree and knowing what can happen when you don’t do things the way you need to do them to have success.
Nick Saban
The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.
Raphael Saadiq
Some women just skip having babies or adopt because they don’t want to get fat or they haven’t put in the time to find a partner. It’s great to adopt, but a lot of adoptions are motivated by vanity and laziness.
Jaime Pressly
I love to fight. Keeping me at home without a fight is the same to offer candy to a kid and then take it away. That’s why I’m always competing in other martial arts. That keeps me motivated to train and helps me learn even more.
Cris Cyborg
I’ve had a chance to fight for a couple titles in my life. That’s what keeps me motivated.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Our two biggest rivals had adjusted their whole season to this one aim of beating us. Of course, it is a big compliment that they were so motivated to stop us but it was very tough to face two matches like that so close together. Suddenly three trophies are down to one.
Dennis Bergkamp
We tried to limit human versus human conflict only to those cases where it could be powerfully motivated and made completely believable.
Gene Roddenberry
If you really want to know what motivated me as a young man, it was a fear of death.
Marco Pierre White
My assumption was that people are already motivated to go to a fitness class. That’s who I am. I was already ready to go out there and get to class. All I needed was a search tool. But it turns out people need more than that, and that’s why gym memberships exist.
Payal Kadakia
I have an amazing wife and three daughters that always keep me motivated.
Jose Andres
I’m a journey guy. I’m motivated by the day.
Joe Maddon
They offered me that film before I did Frida and I said, no, I’m not capable of directing. Then after seeing Julie direct, I was inspired by it. She motivated me to do it, because we don’t have role models as woman for directors.
Salma Hayek
I am never more or less motivated for a fight – it’s always the same.
Donald Cerrone
I’m a very visually motivated person. Music is always going to be the thing I’m most motivated by, but music and visuals go hand in hand.
Eliza Doolittle
Critics might contend that putting former private-sector CEOs in the president’s Cabinet places the fox in the henhouse. But it’s unlikely such executives would expose themselves to the headaches if they weren’t genuinely motivated by the call to service.
John Sununu
Raj Kundra kept telling me that Shilpa Shetty liked my videos and photos. This gave me more motivation to work on such videos. When you are motivated by people like Shilpa Shetty, you don’t understand what’s right and wrong. When I was praised for making such videos, it gave me a push to do more.
Sherlyn Chopra
Some people are motivated by money – I’m not one of them.
Harry Kane
Keep yourself motivated. You’ve got to be motivated, you’ve got to wake up every day and understand what that day is about; you’ve got to have personal goals – short term goals, intermediate goals, and long term goals. Be flexible in getting to those goals, but if you do not have goals, you will not achieve them.
Gary Cohn
Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people’s fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence.
Kjell Magne Bondevik
I remember in Indonesia, there was this actor in a film that got pretty big internationally, and he went to Hollywood. Seeing an Indonesian guy doing that when I was 13 or 14, it really motivated me.
Rich Brian
The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’
Billy Graham
Teams like Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes are going to be very, very motivated to go for the titles.
Sebastian Vettel
Manufacturing evidence to justify arbitrary, politically motivated detentions is a common tool of the illegitimate former Maduro regime.
Morgan Ortagus
My favorite part of my working day is hanging with my hair and makeup team. They keep me energized and motivated.
Candice Patton
You have an expansionist Islam and you have an expansionist China. Right? They are motivated. They’re arrogant. They’re on the march. And they think the Judeo-Christian West is on the retreat.
Steve Bannon
Working out makes me feel good. When I don’t work out for a few days, I start feeling grumpy. When I’m at the gym, it wakes me up. My spirits are higher. I just feel happier and more motivated to do things.
Elisabeth Harnois