Pursued Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Pursued Quotes from famous authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, apl.de.ap, Parineeti Chopra, H. Jon Benjamin, Christian Laettner. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
But when I discovered music, I knew that that’s what I wanted to do in my life and I just jumped in all the way and pursued my dreams as a musician.
I never wanted to be singer. People in my family love music, and I pursued it as a hobby.
Parineeti Chopra
I never pursued acting with, like, auditions. If anything, I was given roles by people who knew me and liked what I did.
H. Jon Benjamin
I pursued to have my team win as much as we could.
Christian Laettner
I obviously pursued a career in the arts but always wondered if I had just been supported a little more in math, as opposed to it being ‘a thing I had to learn,’ how that would have changed things for me.
Wil Wheaton
We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
James Nicoll
Indeed science alone may perhaps be sterile when pursued without an understanding of the world in which scientific knowledge is created and in which the fruits of science are used.
Polykarp Kusch
I was certain when I was about 10 years old that I was going to be a special effects artist or a make-up man. I loved that stuff and pursued it for quite some time, actually.
Michael Carbonaro
I’ve always been a fan of Korean cinema but never really pursued it, as I wanted to pave my way here in the States. I figured, once I established myself here, Korea might take notice. And it did.
Brian Tee
I’ve sort of accidentally put myself in this position where I opened up the story of my life, and of course people want to reciprocate and open up to me. I’m OK at it, I don’t make people feel worse, but it’s strange to find myself in this role, all of a sudden, that I never would have pursued.
Phil Elverum
Since we have had a history, men have pursued an ideal of immortality.
George Wald
I’ve always said yes to films because I have liked the people I’m working with. I’m very emotional that way about what I do. I’ve never pursued acting very actively.
Lisa Haydon
That’s what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream, with very strong archetypes operating. You know, the guilty girl being pursued, falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.
Brian De Palma
I have intentionally not pursued musical theater.
Katharine McPhee
I reflected much on that vain desire, which had pursued me for so many years, of being in solitude in order to be a Christian. I have now, thought I, solitude enough; but am I therefore the nearer being a Christian? Not if Jesus Christ be the model of Christianity.
John Wesley
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’ve discovered I’ve got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces.
Steven Spielberg
Rigid, state-enforced sex equality is a Marxist policy, pursued to the outer limits in the old East Germany and now being adopted here.
Peter Hitchens
My first exposure to sanitation issues occurred when I got admission into an engineering college. They probably didn’t want to admit me and informed me that there was no ladies toilet in the college. I was adamant and pursued my studies in engineering in that very college.
Sudha Murty
I first felt the addictive power of ‘Game of Thrones’ when I was prime minister, living in a world where power was also pursued relentlessly, albeit far less colourfully. Certainly, the characters of my world were nowhere near as good looking or exotically dressed.
Julia Gillard
Whereas Jimmy Carter had aggressively pursued anti-merger activity – the imbecilic case against AT&T was prosecuted under President Carter – Mr. Reagan understood the virtue of allowing companies to exploit the synergies of mergers to gain efficiency and lower costs.
Stephen Moore
I’ve always followed my heart and pursued my dreams, and I imagine that people find that inspiring. I hope that is the effect I have on my fans and people in general. I definitely want to project a positive energy out into the world.
Britney Spears
Shakespeare pursued the highway of the right. He did not seek to put his characters in a position where it was right to do wrong.
Robert Green Ingersoll
The reason the FISA standard is constitutional is that the government is supposed to use FISA surveillance not for criminal investigations but for counterintelligence probes pursued under the president’s authority to conduct foreign policy.
Benjamin Wittes
Two of my grandfathers had been artists, lifelong oil painters, so I was exposed to art very young. I’ve always been interested in it, although I never pursued it as a career or even as an avocation.
Susan Vreeland
Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, most of them… unless they are breaking Canadian laws .. are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here.
Gordon Sinclair
We need to make sure that leaks of classified information, of national security secrets, needs to be rigorously pursued and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
John O. Brennan
The Slave Trade, though nominally abolished, is actively pursued here, eighty-three slaves having been landed just before my arrival, and another cargo during my stay.
George Grey
I’ll say initially acting was my first love, and that’s what I pursued. But then, so far as even my first day on a film set, and just watching how things were set up, I just said, ‘I think I want to be in charge.’ I am very much type-A. I am a bit of a control freak.
Chris Evans
In the 40 or so years I’ve known David Puttnam, not only has he pursued an outstanding career in films and now politics, but he has been the keeper of the flame of the British film industry.
Melvyn Bragg
I didn’t even learn to play guitar until the movie ‘Walk Hard,’ which is probably fortunate because maybe I would have pursued it, and that would have been a waste of my time.
Matt Besser
‘Backwash’ is an old-school, slapstick-y romp between three eccentric loser friends who inadvertently rob a bank, armed solely with a salami and a sweat sock, and then find themselves on the run pursued by singing cops. It’s kind of a classic piece, a sophisticated piece, if you will.
Joshua Malina
Hinduism’s basic tenet is that many roads exist by which men have pursued and still pursue their quest for the truth and that none has universal validity.
Kenneth Scott Latourette
I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant, has pursued policies that are illegal in international law and has been ignorant and incompetent. I said this very forthrightly to the senators.
Juan Cole
I pursued to have my team win as much as we could, and it doesn’t happen without great teammates.
Christian Laettner
I never pursued anything but acting. But as a kid, I was really interested in the Supreme Court. I wanted to to be a Supreme Court justice, but didn’t want to be a lawyer. I just wanted to go straight to being a justice.
Gillian Jacobs
Republicans have relentlessly pursued investigations of Hillary Clinton, going back to her time as secretary of state (to say nothing of the 30-year project to take down both Clintons by right-wing outside groups).
Joy Reid
The very gradual reductions in my weight which I am able to show, may be interesting to many, and I have great pleasure in stating them, believing that they serve to demonstrate further the merit of the system pursued.
William Banting
I’m sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he’d ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant.
J. William Fulbright
I could enjoy the life that I had by virtue of the educational attainment that my grandparents and parents had pursued. Education was always incredibly valued in our family.
Adam Braun
I moved out to L.A. when I was 17, dropped out of high school, and pursued a career in music.
Skylar Grey
As colleagues, Shammi ji was my first co-actor and the hero of my debut film ‘Junglee’ in 1961. I met him for the first time at Kashmir’s Shalimar Bagh where we were filming the song ‘Kashmir ki kali hoon main.’ I was an excited teenager, fresh out of London College, and had pursued films against my mother’s wishes.
Saira Banu
To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’
Viktor E. Frankl
They’ve pursued their own agendas, and they’ve done what they’ve wanted to do and not pursued traditional careers in the music industry. They’ve followed their own instincts, and they are in many ways maverick performers.
Neil Tennant
I learned from a very young age that if I pursued the things that truly excited me, that they would reward in more important ways, like happiness.
Brandon Boyd
One of the initiatives I have pursued in Parliament has been to make it easier for the public to see what their MPs do in the House of Commons by removing the ban on Parliamentary filming appearing on YouTube or similar web sites.
Jo Swinson
The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
George Berkeley
We pursued the wrong policies. George Bush is not on the ballot. Bill Clinton is not on the ballot. Mitt Romney is on the ballot, and Barack Obama is on the ballot. And Mitt Romney is proposing tax reform, regulatory reform, a wise budget strategy and trade. The president has proposed tax increases.
Glenn Hubbard
The Special Olympics motto, ‘Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,’ really speaks to me because it embodies exactly what I have pursued in my life. Really, that’s all any of us can hope for – a chance to be brave and to pursue a dream.
Hannah Teter
Acting happened to me. If I had pursued it, I think it would have been like someone going to a bar, desperately looking for love and not finding anyone.
Keri Russell
It is the common wish of the people that the autocratic rule of the Manchu government be overthrown, that the Republic of China be strengthened, and that people’s livelihood and welfare be pursued.
Sun Yat-sen
A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
Mahatma Gandhi
Before I pursued acting full-time, I had every intention of going into some form of law enforcement work.
Michael Trucco
I think the universe was preparing me to be an actor. I never pursued one thing for long, but I was jack of all trades. I was learning everything possible because I knew my father would never shell out money for dresses or parties, but he would always give me money for new courses and books.
Divyanka Tripathi
‘Pierrot le Fou’ is something I keep coming back to. It’s so surreal but still really engaging – it proves narratives within narratives are a landscape that can be pursued well.
Shane Carruth
Class I to XII wasn’t much help; I was always a mediocre student. But when I pursued higher education and studied economics with theatre or psychology with science fiction, I got a whole new world view.
Vir Das
My sister pursued acting, and one day, I was like, ‘Hey, I want to do acting, too’ – this was just in commercials – and then one day, I got an audition for my first movie, ‘Smurfs 2,’ and I did it.
Jacob Tremblay
In the end, music was the only option open to me. It was a blessing I pursued it. I put all my energies into it. I didn’t care about no other subjects.
Dizzee Rascal
I never pursued Hollywood banging my drum, because I was never in a film big enough to do that.
Armand Assante
Thus it is ever in life. The aims we once pursued no longer satisfy us; we aim, we strive, we aspire, until sight fails, and mind and body find rest in the grave.
Robert Schumann
Painting is a science, and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature.
John Constable
I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning.
Naguib Mahfouz
My mother is a great artist, but she always treated her paintings like minor postcards. Had she pursued it, she would have been a great artist. Instead, she looked down on her art.
Isabel Allende
I think one of the most important directions to be pursued in the ‘sciences of human action’ is to develop a natural-law ethics based on nature rather than, or at least to supplement, ethics based on theological revelation.
Murray Rothbard
The notion of ‘reduce and refine’ is one I’ve pursued. I truly believe that by making things less complex, by finding innovative ways to make sustainability affordable, we can advance the notion that it is possible.
Yves Behar
Judicial Watch has long called for the shutdown of the Mueller special counsel operation and have pursued dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits in connection with the illicit targeting and other abuses of President Trump.
Tom Fitton
It should be pursued as in the presence of God, and under the solemn sanctions created by a lively sense of his omniscience, and of our accountability to him for the right use of the faculties which he has bestowed.
Simon Greenleaf
Iran has pursued a deliberate policy of kidnapping and unjustly detaining innocent Americans since the very beginning of its revolutionary regime.
Robert C. O’Brien
I was always looking to record, but how much I actually pursued it was another thing. The major labels weren’t that interested in me, and the smaller labels didn’t have any money to do anything.
Dan Hicks
The cookbooks and the writing in general have been a real bonus, but it’s not something I’ve ever pursued… I’ve been lucky, I guess.
Padma Lakshmi
Although focusing is best pursued as a deliberate strategy over a period of time, it is also valuable as a kind of psychological first-aid, as useful to a distressed, ‘stuck’ person as a tourniquet to an accident victim.
Marilyn Ferguson
Picasso is a character that has pursued me for a long time and I always rejected. He deserves a lot of respect because I am from Malaga, and I was born four blocks from where he was born.
Antonio Banderas
I pursued a theatre career, and Hollywood came calling.
Len Cariou
Both Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama pursued policies of regime change after 9/11 – with Bush removing al-Qaida’s safe haven in Afghanistan and the sadistic anti-American dictator Saddam Hussein in Iraq – but Obama took it a step further and disregarded regional stability as a guiding factor for U.S. policy.
Pete Hoekstra
I didn’t really get into acting until halfway through college. Once I graduated I pursued it professionally, but it wasn’t like I was always an actress.
Kelly Rohrbach
My first dream as a child was to become a pilot. My second dream was to become an astronomer, and I pursued in parallel efforts and studies in these two areas.
Claude Nicollier
Simplicity, for reasons that are a little bit obscure, is almost not pursued, at least in the academic world.
George M. Whitesides
I gave up acting while I just pursued my music career.
Ashley Walters
I’ve never pursued a role. I always hear stories about actors going after parts and I’m, like, ‘How do they do that?’ It seems so weird. It seems like a total myth or something.
Zooey Deschanel
There’s a certain kind of cultural energy pursued by the gatekeepers of elite discourse, who want to argue that Americans fundamentally agree with each other, and that’s the health of the nation.
Rick Perlstein
I obeyed my parents’ rules inside our Chinese household while I pursued my dreams in the American world outside.
Jimmy O. Yang
Reading has been the fuel of my motivation: it has changed the direction in which I have traveled, and it has enhanced my creative imagination more than any other activity I have ever pursued.
Zig Ziglar
At Johnny’s suggestion I pursued a career in radio that eventually brought me to Los Angeles.
Randy West
Energy cogeneration on Capitol Hill makes economic and environmental sense and should be pursued for those reasons.
Ander Crenshaw
Happiness doesn’t just happen. It must be pursued. And if the pursuit of the ‘ultimate currency’ of happiness helps us choose occupations that confer present and future benefit, and these choices, in turn, motivate us to succeed, this strikes me as perhaps the most powerful non-cognitive skill of all.
Rachel Simmons
We believe that settlement expansion policies pursued in recent decades by successive Israeli governments have facilitated the process of de-facto annexation. It has complicated the dialogue between the different communities.
Peter Maurer
My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar. I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it.
Randy Travis
I think if more people actually pursued what they loved, we’d have a lot more innovation and creativity.
Jennifer Hyman
I used to be married to a woman who pursued every spiritual trend with tremendous passion and dragged me along. I don’t believe in anything. I’d seen mediums and readers.
Harold Ramis
I’m the daughter of two Indian immigrant doctors, and I have an older sister and younger brother, and none of us have pursued medicine as a career. We’re all over the artistic side of things.
Aarti Mann
I have no idea how to become successful in children’s tv programming today other than to say that whereever you find that rare animal being pursued, insert yourself into its environment; get in the door in any position and work from within.
William Jackson
Every book has some real life in it. I was never pursued by an evil twin clone, but everything else in MR. MURDER was pretty much out of my own life.
Dean Koontz
Since the end of World War II, U.S. presidents of both parties have recognized that foreign and domestic policy do not have to be pursued at the expense of each other.
Bret Stephens
I was always inclined towards spiritualism but was afraid that I would become a sanyasin if I pursued it actively.
Tanushree Dutta
Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb, there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian. I have no regrets.
Edward Teller
I studied hard and completed my engineering. And I also pursued music that was my passion.
If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force.
Charles Baudelaire
For my first gig, I got $75. I could make money being funny, so I pursued it as a career and have turned it into a lucrative business.
Tracy Morgan
Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.
Michael J. Fox
Only people who lack wisdom would say that a project should be pursued even if it leads to wanton destruction of forests.
I really get pursued by men in their 20s, like, a lot. They probably know there’s food in the fridge and that somebody’s going to talk to them and ask them how their day was.
Sharon Stone
I am convinced that the public, large majority of the Greek people, realize that policies pursued in the past and the market practices have to be changed, in order to improve the prospects of the Greek economy. So there is, I think, strong public support despite the increases in social tensions.
Lucas Papademos
I knew I wanted to do something creative. I didn’t think I’d have the luxury of doing something like that, because I didn’t know anyone who had pursued anything they really adored, but I had dreams for singing or writing.
Lana Del Rey
No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
Because of the fact that being a professional actor is not a career that is widely pursued back home in the Cayman Islands, I never thought it was a viable profession. It didn’t even cross my mind. So when I knew I wanted to do theater, I didn’t think ‘actress,’ even though I loved to perform.
Grace Gealey
Had I not become a professional golfer, I think I would have pursued some type of career in aviation.
Arnold Palmer
Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.
Robertson Davies
Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued, I beg of gentlemen to look at the question, as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles.
Caleb Cushing
There are potentially many offences that journalists could commit in the course of their business. It would be very unhealthy if you had a situation where a journalist felt that they needed to go to their lawyer before they pursued any lead or asked any question.
Keir Starmer
To say that the United States has pursued diplomacy with North Korea is a little bit misleading. It did under the Clinton administration, though neither side completely lived up to their obligations. Clinton didn’t do what was promised, nor did North Korea, but they were making progress.
Noam Chomsky
Girls want to be pursued.
Sara Evans
The instant the Government was organized, at the very first Congress, the Northern States evinced a general desire and purpose to use it for their own benefit, and to pervert its powers for sectional advantage, and they have steadily pursued that policy to this day.
Robert Toombs
I was pretty serious about pursuing forensic science as a profession. In fact, I pursued an internship at the office of the chief medical examiner here in New York.
Sarah Weinman
Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies: let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood, and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued, and the means they used.
Adam Clarke
That was the miracle of Abraham Lincoln, politician. He pursued the high purpose of moving justice forward via the low arts of patronage and patronization. Indeed, in a democracy, it is usually the only way great deeds are done.
Joe Klein
In 1998 Harry Reid and I had a very close race. It was less than a tenth of a percentage point. We had a reasonable recount. There were a lot of things that I could have pursued at the time, but I just felt that at the time that I should have, you know, conceded the race.
John Ensign
Comedy was a secret want, but it wasn’t anything I pursued.
Tig Notaro
Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos and don’ts of starting a business, I often wonder how different my life and career might have been.
Richard Branson
We have a strong tradition in Toronto of really great film writers, and growing up in that climate is a big reason I pursued cinema studies.
Sarah Gadon