Action Quotes

In some quarters the films and books are lauded for their wholesome message, which is weird considering Bella is essentially deciding whether she'd rather shag a bat or a wolf. She's got zero interest in honest-to-goodness human-on-human action. No. It's magic farmyard creatures or nothing for her.


We come late, if at all, to wine and philosophy: whiskey and action are easier

Mignon McLaughlin

And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace


Baseball serves as a good model for democracy in action: Every player is equally important and each has a chance to be a hero

Edward Abbey

Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes

Bill Klem

Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.

Fyodor Dostoevski

Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams

Roger Kahn

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills,responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.

Eric Hoffer

It is easier to avoid the effects of others' negativity when we question if an action or attitude is appropriately directed at us. If it isn't, we can choose to sidestep it and let it pass.

Sue Patton Theole

At forty-two I decided to become a photographer because it offered a means of creative thought and action. I didnĂ­t rationalize this, I just felt it intuitively and followed my intuition, which I have never regretted.

Wynn Bullock

Pictures are wasted unless the motive power which impelled you to action is strong and stirring.

Berenice Abbott

Never confuse motion with action.

Benjamin Franklin

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Compassionate action involves working with ourselves as much as working with others.

Pema Chodron

Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.

Tenzin Gyatso
Social Media
Our Partners