Slate Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Slate Quotes from famous authors such as Masi Oka, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tobey Maguire, Steven Pinker, Jeanne Moreau. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I got to college and saw all of my friends going to these other schools and thought, ‘You know, college is just a blank slate.’ And I had an opportunity to go to different schools, but I chose Brown because it was unique and allowed you to be yourself as an individual and like I said, it’s a blank slate.
Masi Oka
I think at places like ‘Slate’ or the magazine where I work, there was a really poor record of hiring African-American writers. It was really that simple. And I think with the proliferation of the Internet and Internet media, it has been a little harder to maintain that gatekeeper position.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
I am a blank slate – therefore I can create anything I want.
Tobey Maguire
The great appeal of the doctrine that the mind is a blank slate is the simple mathematical fact that zero equals zero.
Steven Pinker
As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate, I don’t learn my lines in advance. With this approach, I feel clean.
Jeanne Moreau
I try and reduce myself to an almost blank slate and hope to God that I am creative.
Ben Kingsley
The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate… is a totalitarian’s dream.
Steven Pinker
It was actually nice to get a fresh, clean slate when I came to America.
Margot Robbie
We have so many films that we can fit into the slate a year, and we spend $100 million on those films in order to make $400 million dollars. We don’t spend $20 million in hopes of eking out $40 million.
Jeff Nichols
To love shoes is to love problems. Every season, starting a new collection is my greatest challenge. The blank slate in front of me, starting the process all over again, there is no greater challenge.
Giuseppe Zanotti
Having a blank slate is sometimes as daunting as it is exciting.
Joe Madureira
With me, everybody I meet always has a clean slate.
Tyronn Lue
What’s important in any working relationship or working with someone in your family is you have to start with a clean slate.
Erin Foster
Some people are serial entrepreneurs and want to just move on to the next thing. They just want to clean the slate and start from scratch. I feel that sometimes, too, and the way that we do that here is we build things inside Shutterstock: we launch new products all the time.
Jon Oringer
My first car was in 2006 when I got on my first TV show – a BMW 328i2 four-door sedan in slate grey. That was a great day, that was.
Rebecca Mader
I didn’t know a liberal from a conservative. I had a clean slate.
Mike Lindell
I probably shouldn’t say this about all animals, but at least the farm animals that I’ve hung out with, and even when I go to the zoo usually, they’re like a blank slate. I guess that’s why I like them. They’re puppets, and you can imagine them being anything you want.
Kristen Schaal
I am a clean slate and am willing to learn and explore every possible genre that comes my way.
Sooraj Pancholi
Within half an hour of posting a piece on ‘Slate,’ I get a direct, often hostile and personal, response from readers.
Jacob Weisberg
It’s quite a feeling to finish something you have been 10 years beholden to and to have a clean slate.
Chad Harbach
My mind is changing all the time. I can’t live in a space that has a fixed aesthetic. I just need a blank slate when I come home.
Petra Collins
When I started in the press there were really ink-stained wretches. Not everybody went to college. Now, everybody at the New York Times and the Washington Post and Salon and Slate, most of them have Ivy League educations.
Joe Klein
How can I impress strangers with the gem-like flame of my literary passion if it’s a digital slate I’m carrying around, trying not to get it all thumbprinty?
James Wolcott
As a rule, I feel more comfortable on the Republican slate.
Vermin Supreme
Listen to Your Heart’ was a blank slate. Yeah, there was this outside idea of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ meets ‘A Star Is Born,’ but what does that mean? You have to actually define that, make it happen.
Chris Harrison
This is a common misconception about antidepressants: many people believe they’re simply ‘happy pills’ that will wipe a person’s emotional slate clean. Used correctly, antidepressants can lift the fog of mental illness.
Andrew Shaffer
When things aren’t working out for people, the end of the world seems like an easy way to wipe the slate clean.
Evan Glodell
I brought my personality to HQ. I injected my DNA into this thing. They gave me a blank slate to work with.
Scott Rogowsky
I fell off a wall in Cockermouth when I was 18. The slate on the top of the wall was loose and I tried to jump up and sit on it. I ended up falling backwards and the tile ended up falling back onto my hand.
Ben Stokes
Best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.
Anthony Scaramucci
It is undeniably the duty of the opposition party to field a credible slate of candidates for the nation’s highest office.
James Carville
Regardless of political affiliation most of the policy/media world, as a subset of ‘the educated classes’ in general, tended to hold a broadly ‘blank slate’ view of the world mostly uninformed by decades of scientific progress.
Dominic Cummings
Starting a new job can be nerve-racking , but it’s also exciting. You’re embarking on a new future, positioning yourself to write a fresh story on a clean slate.
Adena Friedman
When we practice cleaning our slate and interacting without motive, what we actually ‘get’ in return is greater than what we might have expected. Life can open up and be full of surprises that blow past our narrow expectations.
Tara Stiles
In terms of addressing crime issues in the black community, the dominant political class has historically refused to endorse the full slate of reforms along lines of education, economic security, housing, etc, necessary to address the root causes.
James Forman, Jr.
For me, actresses are constantly chameleons, and so they are taking a backseat to their own personality. I don’t feel like we’re trying to show off their personality as much as let them be a blank slate. It’s precisely the reason why I dress more musicians than I do actresses.
Jeremy Scott
I’m just kind of focused on playing the game and try to get better at certain things and wipe the slate clean every night.
Patrick Kane
If I don’t think about anything, and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly.
Namie Amuro
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak had deteriorated to the status of a failed state. We must wipe the slate clean and start again.
Mohamed ElBaradei
Now, whenever I need to go online, I confine myself to a tight circle: Gmail,,, Slate and maybe Facebook.
J. R. Moehringer
I think there is a difference between Slate and Salon. I think we both serve important functions on the Internet. As more and more Websites disappear, I’m thankful Slate is still around because it makes things less lonely.
David Talbot
If you look at Disney’s slate compared to the other Hollywood studios, it stands out because of big titles and strong franchise films which also extend beyond cinemas, to merchandising or theme parks given the legacy of the four brands – Disney, Pixar, Marvel and now Lucasfilm.
Ronnie Screwvala
When I work on multiple projects, I’m really good at dividing my days, so I start in the morning with a clean slate.
Ramin Djawadi
I may be inexperienced, but at least I come with a clean heart and a clean slate.
Naveen Patnaik
Online, you have things like Slate Magazine, which has a lot of commentary and analysis of stories, so it gives you a fuller picture. I would compare that to a news magazine or the New Republic.
Tabitha Soren
I may be a star in the South, but when I go to Bollywood, I am a clean slate, a white paper. Whatever the director makes of me is what I will become for the audience.
Ram Charan
If women really want equality, we have to wipe the slate clean. It no longer matters in the largest sense what men did to us for the last 200 or 300 years.
Nancy Friday
I don’t worry about the last shot or the next shot. I concentrate. Every shot gets a clean slate. And when a shot is over, I wipe it out absolutely. Tell a joke or something. If you worry about how you looked, how well you did, you’ll go insane.
Michael Caine
Twitter is an astounding platform for information, but it’s a total blank slate – which means it’s an astounding platform for disinformation, too.
Rachel Sklar
Y2K hype taps our native discomfort with the realities of a dynamic, evolving social order. It elevates personal, local contact over the impersonality of the ‘extended order’ of trade and technological networks. It suggests that we can wipe the slate clean and start from scratch.
Virginia Postrel
As African-Americans, we don’t start with a blank slate, while other people may. In our position, there’s always some sort of stereotype that is being scrutinized or that is being assumed when we come through the curtain.
Xavier Woods
A lot of people tend to get intimidated by looking at a place where they’re from as empty. I look at it like a clean slate.
Rico Nasty
Being editor of ‘Slate’ is the best job I’ve ever had because of the freedom and support given to me by Don Graham and the Post Co. and because of the opportunity to work with colleagues I admire and adore.
Jacob Weisberg
Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I’ve been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop.
Roshon Fegan
How do we escape who we are? I think, going to college, I felt freer. I loved the clean slate. I wasn’t known as the sort of nerdy, studious girl. I met gay people for the first time in my life. I needed that expansion from a very conservative little town.
Joan Allen
I’ve been fortunate enough to match up the material I’m producing with the right buyer, the company that will make it and that wants it, and that isn’t saying yes to be nice, but is saying yes because they want and need that movie and it’s going to be important on their slate.
Nina Jacobson
Amy Rapp, my producing partner, and I are drawn to character-driven material. We’re developing and producing movies and TV, fiction and non-fiction, studio and independent, broadcast and cable, theatre, and web so our slate is really diverse.
Meredith Vieira
The brain is highly structured, but it is also extremely flexible. It’s not a blank slate, but it isn’t written in stone, either.
Alison Gopnik
The writing process is the time where nothing’s been set in stone. It’s a blank slate, or a blank page.
Leigh Whannell
Writing is still on my slate.
Jaleel White