– V. S. Naipaul
– Ian Mcewan
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What matters to me is that I do what I think is right and I see, I'm a numbers guy, that's my attitude. I know we have a debt tsunami coming, we are bankrupting this country and I'm in a position where I can actually advance ideas to prevent that from happening. That's exactly what I should be doing.
– Paul Ryan
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What I wish I had, is that I wish I was a little more Greek, in that I wish I could lose my North American driven attitude and that I could be a little bit more poetic and laissez faire.
– Nia Vardalos
What has happened is that to some degree they have taken an attitude where they don't listen to demos of diverse subject matters. They're looking for demos like the record the guy on the left just did.
– Grandmaster Flash
What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man? Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith, of believing in something for which there can be no more than philosophic proof, the true mark of a Christian?
– Clifford D. Simak
– Amanda Burton
We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given to us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it.
– William Griffith Wilson
We must advertise to U.S. business that we are there, that our attitude has changed, and that we care. When we are asked to help, we have to perform and provide the right advice.
– Lawrence Eagleburger
We live in a country that used to have a can-do attitude, and now we have a 'what-can-you-do-for-me?' attitude, and what I try to do is find ways that we can develop common ground.
– Benjamin Carson
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
– Charles R. Swindoll
We can revolutionize the attitude of inner city brown and black kids to learning. We need a civil rights movement within the African-American community.
– Henry Louis Gates
We can do better in higher education. And it is more than just technology. It's also an attitude on the part of faculty. We need to think through how we can produce a better quality product at less cost.
– Roy Romer
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– Elbert Hubbard
We assume that we've come so far as compassionate citizens of the world if we do choose to read the news, yet the attitude towards life can be one where we put blinders on and forget that there are civil wars going on. It's easy to forget that there are so many people starving to death every single day.
– Anne Hathaway
Vampires are so old that they don't need to impress anyone anymore. They're comfortable in their own skin. It's this enigmatic strength that's very romantic and old-fashioned. I think it goes back to something of a Victorian attitude of finding a strong man who's going to look after his woman.
– Stephen Moyer
Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.
– Alvin Adams
Turkey wants a policy of engagement exactly like President Obama's new approach. Policy of engagement, less confrontation, less tense attitude, especially in the region.
– Ahmet Davutoglu
Too many people say to their brokers, I can't deal with this. Take my money. Do what you want. That's the worst attitude you can have.
– Maria Bartiromo
Today, I think the attitude is that governing is not necessarily good politics, and the result is that it's much more partisan and much more divided.
– Leon Panetta
Today's youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn't take that attitude forward with them.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.
– Jesse Jackson
To so enter into it in nature and art that the enjoyed meanings of life may become a part of living is the attitude of aesthetic appreciation.
– George H. Mead
– John Cale
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This generation... they have a different attitude. Instead of sitting and watching something, they want to be a part of it - they're very hedonistic and sensual.
– Steve Wynn
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There's a punk-rock attitude, clearly, to 'Hated.' There's even a punk-rock attitude to 'The Hangover,' I think. We start the movie with a Glenn Danzig song.
– Todd Phillips
There were a few teachers who just did not like me because of my face. Once, I was told to stand in the corner until I cheered up. The attitude was, 'Oh, for God's sake, what's the matter with him?' But it's just a natural expression.
– Jack Dee
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There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker if sad, it must not scream or curse.
– William James
There is no planning. On the night it is really great, it's euphoria and if it is not so great there is always tomorrow night. That was his attitude.
– Ed Mcmahon
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There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
– W. Clement Stone
– Eliza Dushku
There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization.
– Arthur Erickson
– Daniel Petrie
There does not seem to be that collegiality I referred to, there seems to be much more of a them versus us attitude, rather than we all have a role to play in this process so let's get on with it.
– Len G. Murray
There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away. That's not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don't work.
– Kiefer Sutherland
The world is full of musicians who can play great, and you wouldn't cross the road to see them. It's people who have this indefinable attitude that are the good ones.
– Nick Lowe
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The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
– Denis Waitley
– W. Averell Harriman
The U.S. tries to provide immigrants who grow up here with a world-class education and imbue them with the can-do attitude that has long defined American innovation.
– Gary Locke
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The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training.
– Carroll Quigley
The townspeople outside the reservations had a very superior attitude toward Indians, which was kind of funny, because they weren't very wealthy they were on the fringes of society themselves.
– James Welch
The time I spent thinking about how I was better than somebody else or worrying about somebody else's attitude was time I could put to better use.
– Charley Pride
The theatre only knows what it's doing next week, not like the opera, where they say: What are we going to do in five years' time? A completely different attitude.
– Harrison Birtwistle
The Stones are a different kind of group. I realized that when I joined them. It's not really so much their musical ability, it's just they have a certain kind of style and attitude which is unique.
– Mick Taylor
– Jawaharlal Nehru
– Major Owens
The pool is terrible, but that doesn't have much to do with my record swims. That's all mental attitude.
– Mark Spitz
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The place of chess in the society is closely related to the attitude of young people towards our game.
– Boris Spassky
The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that.
– Alan Shepard
The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.
– Milan Kundera
– Big Boi
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The money is in a different league these days, of course, but I have special memories of the 60s and 70s which players today don't have. There wasn't the same celebrity attitude and media exposure. We had a bit more freedom.
– Peter Shilton
– Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The key to life is your attitude. Whether you're single or married or have kids or don't have kids, it's how you look at your life, what you make of it. It's about making the best of your life wherever you are in life.
– Candace Bushnell
The jokes are great but what really matters for a comedian is his performance, his whole attitude, and the laughs that he gets between the jokes rather than on top of the jokes.
– Jack Dee
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– Arthur Ashe
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
– Oprah Winfrey
– Johnny Thunders
– Herbert Read
– Jim Fowler
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The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is hypocritical and delusional.
– James Cromwell
The attitude of the people proves that not only do we want to, but that we can succeed in pulling our country out of the difficult position it finds itself in. The banking system of our country will survive and grow.
– Nicos Anastasiades
The attitude of the actor is his interpretation of what he reads, and the written word is what creates the role in the actor's mind, and I guess in reading the things that were given to me, I reacted as you guys saw me, you know.
– Gene Barry
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The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.
– Jose Saramago
The attitude of physiological psychology to sensations and feelings, considered as psychical elements, is, naturally, the attitude of psychology at large.
– Wilhelm Wundt
– Lou Ferrigno
The attitude of independence toward a constructed language which all national speakers must adopt is really a great advantage, because it tends to make man see himself as the master of language instead of its obedient servant.
– Edward Sapir
The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.
– Donald Judd
The artist is not responsible to any one. His social role is asocial... his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does.
– Georg Baselitz
The American attitude is 'We're the best'. That's why the NBA guys who come from other countries, the Europeans, all sort of stick together away from the game.
– Andrew Bogut
That's what I love from metal, and that's what I love from hip-hop. That's what I love from any music that's hard, that's got an edge to it-The attitude in it.
– Kid Rock
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That term's definitely got a negative aura to it, because people think a diva is somebody with an attitude who demands things all the time. Of course there is that type of diva, but my idea of a diva has always been a singer - whether male or female - who gets on that stage and captivates you with their presence and their voice.
– Jordin Sparks
That attitude toward women as objects may have worked for the late Sixties, but it doesn't do so now.
– John Schlesinger
That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.
– June Jordan
That attitude does not exist so much today, but in those days there was a very sharp distinction between basic physics and applied physics. Columbia did not deal with applied physics.
– Gordon Gould
– Shaun White
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
– Sir Walter Scott
Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.
– William James
– Shawn Ashmore
Stop this attitude that older people ain't any good anymore! We're as good as we ever were - if we ever were any good.
– Dolly Parton
– Lita Ford
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Somehow, the greater the public opposition to the health care bill, the more determined they seem to force it on us anyway. Their attitude shows Washington at its very worst - the presumption that they know best, and they're going to get their way whether the American people like it or not.
– Scott Brown
– Christopher Hitchens
So long as you've got your friends about you, and a good positive attitude, you don't really have to care what everyone else thinks.
– Gail Porter
So at a time in which the media give the public everything it wants and desires, maybe art should adopt a much more aggressive attitude towards the public. I myself am very much inclined to take this position.
– Thom Mayne
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Sid Vicious began the age of participation in which everyone could be the artist. Sid proved that you don't have to play well to be the star. You can play badly, or not even at all. I endorsed that attitude. If you can't write songs, no problem - simply steal one and change it to your taste.
– Malcolm Mclaren
– W. Clement Stone
Right after 'Raymond' I had a world-is-my-oyster attitude, but I found out I don't like oysters. I had this existential emptiness. 'What is my purpose? Who am I?' I had a big identity crisis.
– Ray Romano
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Regardless of what one's attitude towards prohibition may be, temperance is something against which, at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made.
– William Lyon Mackenzie King
Really you just gotta keep chugging along and keep a positive attitude and get through all the problems. You gotta face them, otherwise you don't get through.
– Lesley Gore
– David Byrne
Prayer is talking with God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.
– Josh McDowell
Players should know that if you can't make the contribution of the winning shot, that your attitude every day when you come to practice, or the positive contribution you make through cheering and keeping up team morale, is just as important in the overall picture.
– Sue Wicks
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– Miley Cyrus
– Francis Parker Yockey
People think, 'She's a model. She must have such an attitude. She must be so stuck up.' But I'm normal. I cry. I'm not rich. I drive a 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity.
– Summer Altice
– Joel Osteen
People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude.
– Jason Bateman
People are patronizing the theatres with renewed enthusiasm - there is an entire picnic-like attitude when families go out to see movies, which is a very good sign. They want to see larger-than-life characters on the big screen and not just watch movies on television or on DVDs.
– Salman Khan
Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them.
– Arthur Erickson