Decisions are being made a mile a minute while you're making the work, and it has to come out of experience and vision.
The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas. The latter will get you to heaven. Take your pick.
You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life.
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
We make choices. No one else can live our lives for us. And we must confront and accept the consequences of our actions.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Food choices affect health outcomes, and consumers need to have the latest, most up-to-date scientific information in making their food choices.
To me, it looks like an opportunity for school choice. I'd also like to see a pilot program to allow true school choice ? vouchers.
An ability to choose is a necessity for the artist.
To decide to reach for this blue and not that one, to switch styles or subject matter, to move, in the middle of a sentence, in one direction or another, to commit to this book when that one is also calling, are the sorts of choices that artists must make if they are to function.
In your life's defining moments there are two choices - you either step forward in faith and power or you step backward into fear.
Too much freedom inhibits choice. Constructive narrowness clarifies choice.
Good art, no matter how simple or casual-seeming, always carries a high density of choice.
In art and science we are now in a delta, at the end of the long flow of progress. In a delta there is no clear direction but there may be many choices. The best we can do is to enjoy the choices that we have and to be genuinely and creatively eclectic.
Positive action generates positive thinking, not the other way around. Positive action is a choice, one that can be challenging, especially for people who've experienced much suffering and pain in their lives - but it's still a choice.
God gives His best to those who leave the choice to Him.
It seems the deeper, truer personality of the artist only emerges in the making of decisions... in refusing and accepting, changing and revising.
Artists have no choice but to express their lives. They have only, and that not always, a choice of process. This process does not change the essential content of their work in art, which can only be their life.
All is context. Choose yours carefully, where you have a choice.
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