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Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.

Tags: Enough, Order  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

My motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about.

Tags: Difference, Wanted  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker - an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That's what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.

Tags: Inspired, Succeed  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.

Tags: Sometimes, Wonder  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation.

Tags: Human, Learn  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

My motivation has always been to do technology apps and companies, not making money. Just because the money's come, nothing's changed.

Tags: Money, Technology  ✍ Author: Nick D\'Aloisio

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Tags: Art, Motivational  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

I don't know if there are words to describe my motivation.

Tags: Describe, Words  ✍ Author: Lorrie Fair

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Tags: Ability, Attitude  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.

Tags: Motivated, Simple  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

Tags: Him, Work  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

I do have motivation. A lot of motivation.

 ✍ Author: LeBron James

If faith is your motivation, share that.

Tags: Faith, Share  ✍ Author: Tim Kaine

We talk on principal, but act on motivation.

Tags: Act, Talk  ✍ Author: Walter Savage Landor

I am a bookworm.

Tags: Life, Normal  ✍ Author: Holly Madison

An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.

Tags: Her, Result  ✍ Author: Bill Nelson

With good coaching, proper motivation and the right club structure with organic growth, you can achieve an awful lot in football.

Tags: Football, Good  ✍ Author: Gary Neville

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.

Tags: Desire, Everyone  ✍ Author: Ellen Ochoa

I had never even thought I'd be an actress - I was supposed to be a lawyer. But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It's the same career.

Tags: Career, Thought  ✍ Author: Anne Parillaud

There's always a lot of talk about motivation to race, but nobody really knows what I do or what I think apart from myself, so I don't really care what people think.

Tags: Care, Talk  ✍ Author: Kimi Raikkonen

My motivation has always been health - eating healthy and taking care of myself.

Tags: Care, Health  ✍ Author: B. Carroll Reece

When people ask me what my motivation is, I have a simple answer: money.

Tags: Money, Simple  ✍ Author: Jerry Reed

That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.

Tags: Art, Attention  ✍ Author: James Taylor

I'll always use the negativity as more motivation to work even harder and become even stronger.

Tags: Become, Work  ✍ Author: Tim Tebow

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Tags: Goal, Success  ✍ Author: Mario Andretti
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Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Tags: Goal, Success  ✍ Author: Mario Andretti

I'd say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing.

Tags: Boxing, Involved  ✍ Author: Alexis Arguello

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

Tags: Almost, Talent  ✍ Author: Norman Ralph Augustine

Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.

Tags: Children, Here  ✍ Author: Warren Beatty

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

Tags: Creativity, Excitement  ✍ Author: Bo Bennett

The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it's so easy to be motivated.

Tags: Common, Easy  ✍ Author: Jeff Bezos

Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different.

Tags: Might, War  ✍ Author: Hans Blix

But now I'm getting that spiritual motivation to visit Africa.

Tags: Getting, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Dee Brown

Google is about information and computers and making things really fast. Facebook is about the sharing and connections. These missions give these companies direction and motivation.

Tags: Computers, Give  ✍ Author: Robert Williams Buchanan

It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation.

Tags: Pathetic, Revenge  ✍ Author: Julian Clary

Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It's not anger, it's motivation.

Tags: Anger, Angry  ✍ Author: Roger Clemens

In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.

Tags: Economy, Education  ✍ Author: William J. Clinton

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.

Tags: Friday, Paycheck  ✍ Author: Noel Coward

I'm not the type to pat myself on the back and all that, but somebody has to be lucky, right? When I got to Dallas, I was struggling - sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment. I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation.

Tags: Big, Used  ✍ Author: Mark Cuban

While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.

Tags: Knowledge, Violence  ✍ Author: Dorothy Denning

If we take as given that critical infrastructures are vulnerable to a cyber terrorist attack, then the question becomes whether there are actors with the capability and motivation to carry out such an operation.

Tags: Question, Whether  ✍ Author: Dorothy Denning

I love Nautilus and stretching. The results are immediate, and that gives me the motivation to continue.

Tags: Fitness, Love  ✍ Author: Donna Dixon

If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently.

Tags: Money, Organize  ✍ Author: Placido Domingo

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.

Tags: Crisis, Often  ✍ Author: Jorja Fox

What I worry about is not just Nissan, but Japanese manufacturers losing motivation to maintain production in Japan. The high yen is definitely a headwind.

Tags: Losing, Worry  ✍ Author: Carlos Ghosn

When you're CEO, you have to have two conditions: first, shareholders need to trust you and want you to head your company. The second is that you need to feel the motivation to do the job. So, as long as both are reunited, you continue to do the job.

Tags: Job, Trust  ✍ Author: Carlos Ghosn

If people are really excited about their music, and that's their primary motivation, then that comes through in demo tapes. That's the most important ingredient.

Tags: Excited, Music  ✍ Author: Newt Gingrich

I'm actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they're not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it.

Tags: Getting, Negative  ✍ Author: Grimes

The last two years we got beat in this round. They came out with the motivation to win.

Tags: Last, Win  ✍ Author: Jimmy Haynes

My primary motivation for running for the 9th Congressional District is that I strongly believe that one of the hallmarks of the American democracy is a representative form of democracy.

Tags: American, Democracy  ✍ Author: Willie Herenton

The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline.

Tags: Human, Voice  ✍ Author: Jerome Hines

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'

Tags: Actor, Character  ✍ Author: Alfred Hitchcock

Other people's success spurs me on to do well and gives me motivation.

Tags: Spurs, Success  ✍ Author: Nicholas Hoult

I don't believe that artists really are interested in money. That's not the motivation for art.

Tags: Art, Money  ✍ Author: Jeff Koons

Hopefully my books are improving. One of the ways I find motivation to improve is looking at someone who is already at a high level and continues to get better with each book. That's really what you want to emulate.

Tags: Book, Someone  ✍ Author: Michael Koryta

In my last scene in 'Breaking Dawn,' Bella has just died and I run outside and crumple to the ground and just lose it. I'm bawling. That was my last scene of 'Twilight' ever and I definitely had some extra motivation.

Tags: Last, Lose  ✍ Author: Taylor Lautner

Emotions serve characters' purposes. That is their motivation.

Tags: Characters, Emotions  ✍ Author: Ang Lee

I don't think any collector knows his true motivation.

Tags: Knows, True  ✍ Author: Robert Mapplethorpe

Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.

Tags: Fair, Great  ✍ Author: Matthew McConaughey

As a younger actor, my motivation may have been 'Do you want that job or don't you?' Now it's 'Do you want to look like crap on film?'

Tags: Job, May  ✍ Author: Liam McIntyre

You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyze a change, but it won't sustain one. It has to be from an internal desire.

Tags: Change, Desire  ✍ Author: Bret Michaels

I mean if politics was my main motivation I would be doing politics. But I'm a filmmaker.

Tags: Mean, Politics  ✍ Author: Michael Moore

I got fitter when I did 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' I wore a loincloth - that's a lot of motivation!

Tags: Amazing, Joseph  ✍ Author: Donny Osmond

I don't think it's a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don't know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical.

Tags: Purpose, Talk  ✍ Author: Arthur Wing Pinero

Motivation, passion, and focus have to come from the top.

Tags: Focus, Passion  ✍ Author: Kevin Plank

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.

Tags: Champion, Winning  ✍ Author: Pat Riley

Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.

Tags: Love, Writing  ✍ Author: Nora Roberts

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Tags: Habit, Started  ✍ Author: Jim Ryun

I was always curious about motivation and intention, and really, that's a lot of what acting is.

Tags: Acting, Intention  ✍ Author: Liev Schreiber

Obstacles to job creation in America are a result of policy, not of motivation.

Tags: America, Job  ✍ Author: Rick Scott

My main motivation is not to get bored. I'm just hoping I get a vaguely maverick reputation.

Tags: Bored, Reputation  ✍ Author: Vikram Seth

Every time somebody calls me out or tries to start something, it's motivation.

Tags: Start, Time  ✍ Author: Ryan Sheckler

Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.

Tags: True, Whether  ✍ Author: William Tecumseh Sherman

I think that most of the people running companies today are motivated and pay is a small portion of the motivation.

Tags: Small, Today  ✍ Author: James Sinegal

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.

Tags: Against, Experience  ✍ Author: Jane Smiley

I don't care about motivation. I care about credibility.

Tags: Care  ✍ Author: Eliot Spitzer

I just knew that economics had never been my big motivation.

Tags: Big, Knew  ✍ Author: Leigh Steinberg

In my heart of hearts my motivation would always have been to be the best, and I think that athletics is probably what I was built for.

Tags: Best, Heart  ✍ Author: Daley Thompson

We had an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth and I think if that's not enough motivation I don't think you should be playing this game.

Tags: Enough, Game  ✍ Author: Teddy Thompson

Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.

Tags: Money, Sports  ✍ Author: Katarina Witt

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