Action Quotes

Took cover. In the action business, when you don't want to say you ran like a mouse, you call it 'taking cover.' It's more heroic.

Jim Butcher

There is only one way to learn It's through action.

Paulo Coelho

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.

Jacob Bronowski

As long as we abide in Christ, our action is from Him, not from our own corrupt and broken nature.

Horace Bushnell

The only thing as bad as bad comedy is bad action. Bad Boys II has plenty of both. In fact, those two things are all it has, unless you count the small helping of bad drama. When it comes to this movie, the word "bad" initially seems highly appropriate. But Bad Boys II isn't just bad it's a catastrophic violation of every aspect of cinema that I as a film critic hold dear. It seems to have been constructed with terms like "unwatchable" and "godawful" as its slogans. There are motion picture failures every year the resumes of Hollywood players are littered with them. But, when something this big a would-be blockbuster with recognizable names in the cast and crew collapses in such a spectacular fashion, it's worth taking note. Think of how many starving children could have been fed with the money that was poured into [director] Michael Bay's latest sinkhole.

James Berardinelli

We must make a very precise distinction between the official and consequently dictatorial prerogatives of society organized as a state, and of the natural influence and action of the members of a non-official, non-artificial society.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.

Bryant H. McGill

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.

Henri-Louis Bergson

I prefer thought to action, an idea to a transaction, contemplation to activity.

Honor de Balzac

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Amelia Earhart

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.

Theodore Bikel

France always has plenty men of talent, but it is always deficient in men of action and high character.

Napoleon

Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.

Billings Learned Hand

When a person expends the least amount of motion on one action, that is grace.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

An opportunity missed once will present itself again, whereas a too hasty action can never be recalled.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

When I take action, Im not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. Its going to be decisive.

George Walker Bush

Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.

Charlemagne

If I give up the viewpoint of action, my perfect nakedness is revealed to me.

Georges Bataille

Surely only correct understanding could lead to correct action.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Our planet's alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action!

Leonardo DiCaprio

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

Mary Kay Ash

Vision without action is daydreaming and action without vision is a nightmare.

Anon

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.

Alfred A. Montapert

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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