I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences.

— Sonia Sotomayor

Helpful Upfront quotations

It's a woman's right to know a man's intentions upfront.

Because, once you get emotionally attached to a man and you sleep with him, it's too late.

You'll get much better results by being upfront, answering creditors calls, and responding to their letters. Delaying the inevitable only digs a deeper hole.

I'm not an upfront person. Being upfront is not my forte. I'm quite happy to stay in the back there with the drums, where I belong.

I have never made any secret of any of my thoughts or areas of interest.

I've always been honest, open, and upfront

I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung.

If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry, I get really angry. But it's all very upfront. I can't hide it. I'm also loyal and I hope I'm fun.

Why is composing symphonies tough? I don't know.

It's just very few people in the world can do it well. And I think that's the case with upfront design. It is very hard to do well.

For a really long time, I've been trying to find balance where I can talk about my feelings and be upfront with people, confront issues and not have to beat them to death or ignore them.

We're [with Ilana Glazer] both totally upfront and proud feminists.

We're not being all secretive about it. I feel like we're pretty blatant in our approach.

Developing an explicit decision-making process upfront for how you will make that decision will help alleviate conflict and gridlock when you actually need to decide.

As for meat, let me say it upfront:Humans haven’t fully adapted to eating meat.

One of the things that's really fun to tap in with television right now is this sort of explosion, the peak TV moment that we're in, people are exploring different modes of storytelling here. But one of the exciting things here is being able to commit upfront to a big, big, big story.

I was both loved and hated for being upfront. But I was just being myself.

I would not have stayed at a university if it told me upfront that a condition for me getting tenure. my views have to be filtered through Catholic values. I would consider it a betrayal of my parents' legacy.

I've always been very upfront about the way I write, and I've always used the tools humorists use, such as exaggeration.

To begin with, I wanted that truth to life to possess a concrete reliability, and rejoiced most when the poem seemed most direct, an upfront representation of the world it stood in for or stood up for or stood its ground against.

I'd always rather err on the side of openness.

But there's a difference between optimum and maximum openness, and fixing that boundary is a judgment call. The art of leadership is knowing how much information you're going to pass on - to keep people motivated and to be as honest, as upfront, as you can. But, boy, there really are limits to that.

Just because you're upfront with someone doesn't mean you're an honest person;

you might just be someone in the passenger seat.

I'm pretty upfront about my love and admiration for the military.

One of the perks of making movies is that you get to sort of follow your own passions, and I believe quite passionately that we don't pay enough attention and respect to our veterans. Not just our wounded veterans, but all veterans.

Health care is a far more serious, immediate and destructive problem than social security. . . . The upfront investment needed to fund system wide [health care] reform . . . would be far offset by the savings.

I will always be upfront with the Greek people, so we can solve the country's problems together.

So to that extent that was a very sharp reminder a few months out from the election that we weren't performing in the eyes of the public to the level that they wanted if they were going to re-elect us. So we went out and were much more upfront on issues.

Cynicism and defensiveness are two things constantly levelled at me.

Look, I've got time for people, I'm good mannered. I usually find that when you're down, nobody has a bloody minute for you. If I was a nobody, you wouldn't even talk to me. People, in general, don't like you being upfront and civil. They hate you for it. They label you a cynic 'cos you're reasonable.

In my case, I made the decision early on that I was going to be very open about the book and claim upfront that each of the stories was based on my life experience. I think my reasoning goes back to what I was saying earlier, about wanting the book to be "more than a book," that I wanted the reader to feel a little unsettled about what they were reading: there's a core of factual truth here.

Obama saying Gaddafi must go. Putting it upfront like that... it's not very helpful.

I'm very upfront and very honest. I don't let a bunch of stuff fester and boil over.

I should say upfront that I have never been in a cellar in my life.

In fact, I can see no reason why anyone should ever go into a cellar unless there is wine involved.

Clashing expectations are what most consistently derail any team, and especially a culturally diverse team. So if you take the time to "define" the goal carefully upfront, you've addressed one of the most difficult and important parts of the innovative process.

There are very few distributors left to do off-Hollywood movies, and those distributors generally have got thousands of movies to choose from. So you're pretty lucky if you get one to even take your movie and it's pretty rare that they pay anything upfront.

It is the disease of cowards, who do not have the courage to speak upfront and so talk behind one's back... Watch out against the terrorism of gossip!

The sort of movies I make are not ones that can easily be sold upfront, so I have to make them and prove their mettle before I can sell them.

I'm a believer that there are three fundamental ways that you can think about education. They're being a professor upfront, lecturing, telling what's inside your head, some case studies in which you are in discussion and also an action based learning.

I have only hated men at those moments when I realized that I was doing all the giving and they the taking. At least when I was a prostitute, it was all honest and upfront.

It’s not the upfront capital that kills you, it’s the operations and maintenance on the back end.

For an economic recovery program to be effective, it must not only create a short-term economic boost but also generate lasting value. Home Star would accomplish that by breaking down the key barrier between homeowners and money-saving retrofits: upfront costs.