A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person.— Saul Leiter
Delighting Personal Interest quotations
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
God keeps the entire Universe in order, and still finds time to take a personal interest in you and me.
...handsome people are always interesting to watch. But a handsome person in crisis is riveting.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
Take the rose—most people think it very beautiful: I don’t care for It at all. I prefer the cactus, for the simple reason that it has a more interesting personality. It has wonderfully adapted itself to its surroundings! It is the best illustration of the theory of evolution in plant life.
The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20 percent traitor.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
I was terrified when my doctor told me that I had a unique and interesting personality trait, but then he told me about new Zoloft or Prozac and now I just take three pills a day and I blend right into this horrible inbred corporate landscape.
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
The interests of the deaf child and his parents may best be served by accepting that he is a deaf person, with an elaborate cultural and linguistic heritage that can enrich his parent's life as it will his own.
If one meets a powerful person--Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Bill Gates--ask them five questions: "What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?
Each person discovers a field of allurements, the totality of which bears the unique stamp of that person’s personality. Destiny unfolds in the pursuit of individual fascinations and interests... By pursuing your allurements, you help bind the universe together. The unity of the world rests on the pursuit of passion.
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are...
I'm going to fight for every person in America who believes government should serve the people, not the donors and not the special interests.
A hobby is, of course, an abomination, as are all consuming interests and passions that do not lead directly to large, personal gain.
Every person who is really an artist desires to create inside of himself another, deeper, more interesting life than the one that actually surrounds him.
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.
All of us are different. That's what makes us interesting and special. I don't want to be anything like another person. I want to be totally myself and go against the grain, forge my own path. I've learned that being different is what makes you stand out. It makes everything so much more intriguing.
We are so presumptuous that we think we can separate our personal interest from that of humanity, and slander mankind without compromising ourselves.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
They have to be able to spark my interest so I want to pursue it, and they have to have an awesome personality, really laid-back. All those things are sexy to me.
Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new nest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and act yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the same process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy.
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought-that is to be educated.
Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!
Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard with interest any device or plan which promises to enable at least the more intelligent, enterprising, and determined part of those who are not capitalists to cease to labor for hire.
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves.
The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
No human ever became interesting by not failing.
The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who's always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don't exist.
Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions.
Picture the prince, such as most of them are today: a man ignorant of the law, well-nigh an enemy to his people's advantage, while intent on his personal convenience, a dedicated voluptuary, a hater of learning, freedom and truth, without a thought for the interests of his country, and measuring everything in terms of his own profit and desires.
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.
It's weird to have people so interested in your personal life.
It's a part of the business that grosses me out. I'm always bummed out for people who just happen to be dating a celebrity, and they're also famous, and they can't live their life.
The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.
What could be more interesting, or in the end, more ecstatic, than in those rare moments when you see another person look at something you've made, and realize that they got it exactly, that your heart jumped to their heart with nothing in between.
Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seen important to you.
The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful.
Imagination is the most powerful force in the universe.
The very essence of capitalism is under threat as business is now seen as a personal wealth accumulator. We have to bring this world back to sanity and put the greater good ahead of self-interest. We need to fight very hard to create an environment out there that is more long term focussed and move away from short termism.
The illegitimate use of a state by economic interests for their own ends is based upon a preexisting illegitimate power of the state to enrich some persons at the expense of others. Eliminate that illegitimate power of giving differential economic benefits and you eliminate or drastically restrict the motive for wanting political influence.
It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to align the interest of a great team.