For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson driven quote
An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
— William Faulkner
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
— Desiderius Erasmus
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
— driven quotation by Edward De Bono
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
A man must drive his energy, not be driven by it.
Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven.
Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
I'm driven to go out and find new things to write about.
My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot in the world is useless if you don't populate them with characters that readers can care about.
The mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven, driven to find an apartment, driven to see everybody, driven to do New York, driven to never shut up.
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and that by a slight impulse.
Fanatical religion driven to a certain point is almost as bad as none at all, but not quite.
[Modern health care] is a very reactive, crisis-driven system.
It's the water. Everything is driven by the water.
I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person.
But I'm a spiritual person as well. I believe in creative visualization. So for me to go to America - which I find such a positive place - well, I took to it like a duck to water.
I'm ever curious about the world. I'm driven to go out and find new things to write about. Having a vivid imagination is also a plus.
I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
Everyone in showbiz is driven by ego, so how do you go from having loads of fame to working at 7-11? You can't do it!
I'm not the best at anything. I'm not gifted. I'm just driven.
Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.
Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be the best.
We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say something.
Without comprehension, the immigrant would forever remain shut -- a stranger in America. Until America can release the heart as well as train the hand of the immigrant, he would forever remain driven back upon himself, corroded by the very richness of the unused gifts within his soul.
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience.
Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.