The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Fantastic Gray Area quotations
People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable.
Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.
Part of me longs to do a job where there's not a gray area.
It's my memory, and what happened between that moment 10 or 15 years ago and now, there's a lot of gray area
Life isn't black and white. It's a million gray areas, don't you find?
In every thriller written about Washington, particularly after 9/11, there are good guys and there are bad guys, and there's no gray area at all.
Everything is not black-and-white . I'm really interested in the gray area - not justifying it, not glorifying it, not condoning it, but at least having people see there's a genesis for every event in our lives. There's some divine order to it, whether it's ugly or beautiful.
I'm not like a legend that - so I'm sort of in the middle in this sort of gray area where, you know, I'm creating music and I'm not saying there isn't an audience because there is because all of those people go out and spend $80 to $150 on a concert ticket.
The gray area, the place between black and white - that's the place where life happens.
When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response.
The gray area between yes and no. Silence.
There's a gigantic gray area between good moral behavior and outright felonious activities. I call that the Weasel Zone and it's where most of life happens.
Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almosts.
The ambiguous, gray areas of authority and responsibility between parents and teachers exacerbate the distrust between them. The distrust is further complicated by the fact that it is rarely articulated, but usually remains smoldering and silent.
All of the films that I've made are about the country I live in and grew up in.
.. And I think if you're going to put an artist's eye to it, you're going to put a critical eye to it. I've always been interested in the gray area that exists between the black and white, or the red and blue, and that's where complexity lies.
The discrepancy between what actually happened and the version of what happened provided by sources is an enormous gray area.
I was saying the other day, how often the most vulnerable area for goalies is between their legs.
Well, you know, in any novel you would hope that the hero has someone to push back against, and villains - I find the most interesting villains those who do the right things for the wrong reasons, or the wrong things for the right reasons. Either one is interesting. I love the gray area between right and wrong.
I think people are really starting to rebel against that.
And I think there's going to be more and more gray areas. Hopefully that means we'll see more stories with characters that could be interchangeable with men.
I really see food as subjective. It's a creative outlet. It's something that you do for fun. It's a gray area. It's not black and white or right and wrong.
I guess what I get excited about when I'm thinking about projects is that toothy, complex area of goodness and badness and the gray areas of human behavior and existence.
Sometimes love is so intense that it turns into this gray area that borders on hate. That's what happens when the people you love have that type of power over you.
It quickly becomes apparent that in the gray area between jazz, R&B and soul, Tony Adamo is one of the top voices.
Steve Jobs was probably mildly on the autistic spectrum.
Basically, you've probably known people who were geeky and socially awkward but very smart. When does geeks and nerds become autism? That's a gray area. Half the people in Silicon Valley probably have autism.
I think people understand things different when they get older.
It’s not a question of getting soft, or seeing things in the gray areas instead of black and white. I really believe I’m just understanding things different. Better.
I'm drawn to the classic antihero, the guy who's probably made a bunch of mistakes and really has the capacity to go either way. That's the most interesting type of character for me to watch, to see what decisions they'll make. There's a lot of gray area there for a writer to explore.
Life is about the gray areas. Things are seldom black and white, even when we wish they were and think they should be, and I like exploring this nuanced terrain.
Madrigal sniffed herself. "I'm almost sure I don't smell." "Maybe not, but between shining cleanliness and not smelling, there is a vast gray area.
Fair use is always going to be a gray area, and it should be.
We need to allow for things we can't see yet.
There's a gray area there that I'm satisfied is not gray.
I've been exploring gender performativity in the Gulf since I was a teenager.
I'm not a gender anthropologist, but I feel like there's an extreme binary between femininity and masculinity in the Gulf. From a young age, I knew I didn't want to be part of it. Gender is a huge gray area, and the problem with defined roles is that they cover up undefined ones.
Things either become unclear in a story or they're just ambiguous with no real point. So defined gray area with clarity that also works in the narrative, that's tricky.
Tempered intuition is more than beneficial.
It's usually critical to resolving gray area problems. In other words, in the end, these problems are resolved by someone in a position of authority saying this is what I think we should do and will do to address this problem.
Pay real attention to your basic human instincts when you face gray area decisions, but also try to have a clear sense of when you have done all you can reasonably do.
Sometimes, there are no simple or easy solutions to gray area problems.
Or, put differently, the "solution" is working intelligently, with many other people, for months or even years - guided by a basic direction and a few central values that really matter to you and others.
There's no gray area in law enforcement.
Evil exists in the world and it must be dealt with. And those on the side of good can feel righteous in their approach to eliminating evil. There's no ambiguity there.