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The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I've always been a size 14 to 16, I don't care about clothes, I'd rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze.

Tags: Care, Money  ✍ Author: Adele

The only way I know how to deliver is to focus; some people can turn it on or off - I'd rather stay in character.

Tags: Character, Rather  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film I've been involved with are pieces of work that I'm proud of, so I'm very happy for people to focus on them.

Tags: Happy, Work  ✍ Author: Jenny Agutter

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job.

Tags: Job, Tell  ✍ Author: Roger Ailes

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Tags: Silence, Words  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

Tags: Hope, Judge  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Tags: Eyes, Imagination  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

I'm not mad about movies, there are too many people involved in the making of them, and they lack a definitive creative focus.

Tags: Creative, Movies  ✍ Author: David Bailey

As any actor will tell you, the hardest thing to do is small parts, because you focus all your attention and concentration on that small part. When you're playing the lead part, you don't have time to think about the whole of it, so you just have to steam on and get on with it.

Tags: Small, Time  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

What I am saying every day to Malawians is that time has come for us to move from aid to trade. We have picked several sectors that we think we can focus on immediately in order for us to grow our economy. So we have decided to diversify agriculture, we decided to develop our tourism sector, we have decided to develop our mining sector.

Tags: Saying, Time  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

The thing that differs me from a lot of other people running for the President of the United States is that I focus on the problem first. Then I focus on what the solution is.

Tags: President, Problem  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Our focus is on outputs rather than inputs.

Tags: Rather  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

In a global race, can we really justify the huge number of expensive peripheral European institutions? Can we justify a commission that gets ever larger? Can we carry on with an organisation that has a multibillion pound budget but not enough focus on controlling spending and shutting down programmes that haven't worked?

Tags: Enough, Number  ✍ Author: David Cameron

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.

Tags: Life, Positive  ✍ Author: Matt Cameron

When you're doing that you lose your focus on the discipline of the business, and how you train people at Hamburger University, and everybody gets on a bigger, different vision, and they're not on the same page.

Tags: Business, Lose  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

And ours is a business that requires discipline and focus.

Tags: Business, Discipline  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

You have got to have discipline and focus - on the customer and how you run the business.

Tags: Business, Run  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

And so if your competitors aren't growing, if there isn't a competitive reason to grow, and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores, you adjust your strategy.

Tags: Growing, Reason  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

I talked about 12 to 18 months, and that's about reaffirming our foundation for sustained growth: getting the discipline back, getting the basics right, getting the customer focus back... so by the end of next year, I hope most of that's in place.

Tags: End, Hope  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

I'm just thankful to have a tour and work something I can focus on.

Tags: Thankful, Work  ✍ Author: Jerry Cantrell

For me, at least, all of my career goals, all of my focus, everything just shifted and the importance was my children, and that's where all the joy came from as well.

Tags: Career, Children  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.

Tags: Problems, Time  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

You have more creative freedom with writing, in certain ways, because you can create everything that happens. But, as an actor you also have creative freedom because you don't so much focus on what has to move the story along, and only on how your character is reacting to situations.

Tags: Character, Freedom  ✍ Author: John Francis Daley

You've just got to focus on excellence and try not to be distracted by the news and the rumors and the absurdities of the stories that were coming out.

Tags: Rumors, Try  ✍ Author: James Daly

I think Fast Company has a tremendously smart focus and execution.

Tags: Company, Smart  ✍ Author: James Daly
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I think up until that time a lot of focus on Internet coverage was either sort of the bits and bytes aspect of it, sort of the high-tech aspect of it, and the sociological aspect of it, which is how it was transforming culture.

Tags: Time, Until  ✍ Author: James Daly

I've always felt if my nose were more crooked, critics would focus more on my acting.

Tags: Acting, Nose  ✍ Author: Tim Daly

I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.

Tags: Career, Give  ✍ Author: Matt Damon

I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop.

Tags: School, Someone  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

I prefer love scenes to be shot up close with a lot of focus on eyes and mouths. Otherwise it can feel uncomfortable and voyeuristic.

Tags: Eyes, Love  ✍ Author: Andrew Davies

Sometimes in this country, we don't focus a lot on people's experience and their resume. Mitt Romney would be the most experienced executive to be nominated since 1952. The fundamental task for the next president is going to be fixing things, cleaning things up, being a turnaround artist, if you will.

Tags: Country, Experience  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

I do have ADD and in real life, I'm all over the place and can hardly focus. If we were talking for, for more than an hour or so, I'd start drifting off... I can't sit still too long.

Tags: Life, Real  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

My sole focus as far back as I can remember was all about my dream to become a singer.

Tags: Become, Remember  ✍ Author: Sheena Easton

I'm really trying to focus myself on playing tennis, and I think that's really important.

Tags: Playing, Trying  ✍ Author: Stefan Edberg

Each of my records has a different focus, a different theme.

Tags: Records, Theme  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

Put your consumers in focus, and listen to what they're actually saying, not what they tell you.

Tags: Put, Saying  ✍ Author: Chiwetel Ejiofor

For some reason if we hear 100 praises and one criticism, we focus on that one hurtful thing.

Tags: Criticism, Reason  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

I am very driven. I work really hard, whether it's acting or my charity or even poker. When I focus on something I give it my all.

Tags: Hard, Work  ✍ Author: Shannon Elizabeth

I never really wanted to write and wanted to focus on acting.

Tags: Acting, Wanted  ✍ Author: Abby Elliott

The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can't really explain - let's just say it's all I can really do while I'm doing it.

Tags: Mine, While  ✍ Author: Eminem

My mum has always said I am too hard on myself. But I have always been like that and it has always helped me. After matches I focus only on what I did wrong. Never what I did well.

Tags: After, Hard  ✍ Author: Cesc Fabregas

This season is my most special and most cherished. All my focus is on getting that championship back here.

Tags: Here, Special  ✍ Author: Lorrie Fair

I think everybody should focus on inner beauty.

Tags: Beauty, Everybody  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

And hey-the psychiatrist in the show is Italian also. So people are going to focus on what they want to focus on. There's not much you can do about that.

Tags: Italian, Show  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.

Tags: Men, Sports  ✍ Author: Warren Farrell

I've always enjoyed people studying themselves in the mirror, and I also enjoy those 'walk and feel bad' shots. I like anything that isolates people and focuses them on themselves, or makes us focus on their faces as they're going through something.

Tags: Bad, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

I've always had, when I needed it, an extreme amount of focus that I could put into something. That has served me well.

Tags: Needed, Put  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

As far as income goes, there are three currencies in the world; most people ignore two. The three currencies are time, income and mobility, in descending order of importance. Most people focus exclusively on income.

Tags: Ignore, Time  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

That's the way I look at things - if you focus on the worst case scenario and it happens, you've lived it twice. It sounds like Pollyanna-ish tripe but I'm telling you - it works for me.

Tags: Happens, Worst  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.

Tags: Distorting, Mirror  ✍ Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer

I try to not focus on what people expect from me.

Tags: Expect, Try  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

Well, I don't think there's any need for people to focus on my career.

Tags: Career  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

I remember thinking quite logically that I didn't want to spoil my children with wealth and so that I would create a foundation, but not knowing exactly what it would focus on.

Tags: Children, Thinking  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

When you sit down and focus on the matches and series that took place during the 12 month period it strikes you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.

Tags: Cricket, Today  ✍ Author: Sunil Gavaskar

I can't focus when there's too many things around. Whenever I used to go to the office, I used to always say, 'Tidy up.'

Tags: Office, Used  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.

Tags: Endeavor, Resources  ✍ Author: John Hagee

I don't think we should focus on what church that person walks into .. I think we need to focus on what they do when they walk out of church.

Tags: Church, Walk  ✍ Author: Nikki Haley

I could sit there and eat pasta all day long and not worry about it when I was younger, and now I really have to focus on making sure I set a good example for my kids.

Tags: Good, Worry  ✍ Author: Mia Hamm

When exercising, be sure to focus your attention on what you are doing.

Tags: Attention, Sure  ✍ Author: Lee Haney

Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives, when we focus on 'being more' rather than simply having more.

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

I'm quite confident with the way that I look but you find something else to focus on don't you if, I mean I, I have body issues that's my thing so you find something to focus on when you're a perfectionist, I think.

Tags: Else, Mean  ✍ Author: Natalie Imbruglia

I started my career as a singer in Japan, but left it all behind to focus on my dancing career.

Tags: Career, Started  ✍ Author: Carrie Ann Inaba

President Bush's proposal to focus our resources on sending humans to Mars is intriguing, but it is not the most compelling reason that Americans ought to focus our interest on the Red Planet.

Tags: President, Reason  ✍ Author: Jay Inslee

Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety.

Tags: Good, Women  ✍ Author: Patricia Ireland

As long as I focus on what I feel and don't worry about where I'm going, it works out. Having no expectations but being open to everything is what makes wonderful things happen. If I don't worry, there's no obstruction and life flows easily. It sounds impractical, but 'Expect nothing; be open to everything' is really all it is.

Tags: Happen, Life  ✍ Author: Marketa Irglova

If I'm focusing on playing and enjoying the song, then it always goes well. I get lost in the song, and the performance is so much better. If the focus becomes not making a mistake, then it just feels rigid to me.

Tags: Lost, Song  ✍ Author: Marketa Irglova

The idea of celebrity has always been very strange to me because it's taking the focus away from the music and attaching it to a person. When we put someone on a pedestal or idolize them, we're giving our own power away.

Tags: Music, Power  ✍ Author: Marketa Irglova

The best quick tip in golf is to focus on your rhythm and balance.

Tags: Balance, Best  ✍ Author: Hale Irwin

If I would get an album out every eight months and if I would write songs that were more up-tempo and try to focus more on making singles, then I could probably get more attention. But I don't think the albums would be very fun to listen to, and it would be a drag for me.

Tags: Fun, Try  ✍ Author: Chris Isaak

We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation.

Tags: Democracy, History  ✍ Author: Joichi Ito

I think that politics could be a positive thing. My beef is that people focus on the personal aspect of a politician too much. They should focus on the results.

Tags: Politics, Positive  ✍ Author: LL Cool J

The more you focus on sex without love, and drugs and violence, lifestyle of intimidation and recycling, the less energy you spend on opening up the big tent.

Tags: Love, Sex  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

Those powers that control the tent are not threatened at all by any activity that you engage in, in the shadows, that's not moving toward the tent. And I am rather convinced that we have a generation that is so preoccupied with life in the shadows, they never even focus on getting to the sunlight where you open up the big tent.

Tags: Life, Moving  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

We've been so preoccupied with getting the government to behave in a fair and democratic way, we were not able to focus on the private sector where most of the jobs are, where most of the wealth and opportunities are.

Tags: Able, Government  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

I've been an entrepreneur all my life, and my recent focus is on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address global challenges in healthcare and education.

Tags: Education, Life  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing.

Tags: Great, Others  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing. This focus and intensity helps to eliminate wasted effort and distractions. Most companies die from indigestion rather than starvation, i.e., companies suffer from doing too many things at the same time rather than doing too few things very well.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.

Tags: Game, Yourself  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities.

Tags: Health, Learn  ✍ Author: Abdul Kalam

My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that we can continue to enjoy them here in North America.

Tags: America, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Steve Kanaly

I think the lack of precision and deep focus is why it took me years to build up my work.

Tags: Deep, Work  ✍ Author: Gil Kane

I just saw the emotion in everything, so I got to feel everything that was going on and that I was viewing, but I couldn't think in terms of structure, which is the whole point of deep focus.

Tags: Deep, Whole  ✍ Author: Gil Kane

Instead of focusing on my looks I focus on the character that I am playing.

Tags: Character, Playing  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

After they killed Uday and Qusay, the focus centered on Saddam: Find him, kill him, capture him, whatever it takes. To me, it was a false sense of security: If we get Saddam, we're going to win this war.

Tags: Him, War  ✍ Author: Janis Karpinski

For a good chunk of Israelis, it doesn't matter who is in power when it comes to dealing with the Palestinians. Their focus was more on economic issues.

Tags: Good, Power  ✍ Author: Jonathan Katz

But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people.

Tags: Educated, Government  ✍ Author: Maynard James Keenan

I'm very career-driven, so my focus and my energy has been into that.

Tags: Energy  ✍ Author: Stacy Keibler

Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That's the key.

Tags: Change, Strength  ✍ Author: Jack LaLanne

We focus upon pairs of words very often which are the same in some areas and different in other areas.

Tags: Often, Words  ✍ Author: William Labov

I wanted the focus to be on my ability as a singer and as an entertainer - not on my private life.

Tags: Life, Wanted  ✍ Author: Adam Lambert

We must focus on people as people, regardless of race, creed, color or gender.

Tags: Color, Race  ✍ Author: Franklin Knight Lane

But when I play, I still practice hard and focus on my game.

Tags: Game, Hard  ✍ Author: Bernhard Langer

The job of the government - and my responsibility - is to help people live healthier lives. The framework is about giving local authorities the ability to focus on the most effective ways to improve the public's health and reduce health inequalities, long-term, from cradle to grave.

Tags: Government, Health  ✍ Author: Andrew Lansley

My focus is always on the day. What I've done behind me, I try to have respect for it, and keep an eye on it, and make sure it isn't abused, and obviously be thoughtful about it, because it's all real to me. I'm basically in every band I ever was in, and the songs, I still mean them all.

Tags: Real, Respect  ✍ Author: Ian MacKaye

Give your subconscious a chance to work by turning your brain off from time to time. Don't focus on work or solving problems constantly.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

I mean, that was a throwaway thought, because my focus was - my intent and my focus was to never go public.

Tags: Mean, Thought  ✍ Author: Carolyn Mackler

Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what's important.

Tags: Children, Greatest  ✍ Author: Elle Macpherson

Focusing on the way I look makes me uncomfortable. I try to focus on the way I feel - I know what makes me feel better about myself. Reading my child a story makes me feel great, doing my hair nicely doesn't.

Tags: Great, Try  ✍ Author: Elle Macpherson

Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.

Tags: Amazing, Life  ✍ Author: Holly Madison

When you have too much month for you paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you.

Tags: Night, Realize  ✍ Author: Virginia Madsen

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