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Demanding Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Demanding

Please enjoy these Demanding Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Simplicity Happiness

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True friends are appreciative and never demanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret to a joyful life is Simplicity -
saying NO to the latest this and the most glamorous that -
saying NO to chasing an overly-demanding career -
saying NO to the stressful demands upon your time and energy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't mind demanding women.
- Chris Noth

We actors always say how difficult and physically demanding a role was.
But give me a break, it's only a movie.
- Javier Bardem

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From the reader's view, a poem is more demanding than prose.
- Mark Strand

If I came in to recruit your son, I would tell you,
your wife, and your son, that I will be the most demanding
coach your son can play for.
- Bobby Knight

Everywhere I travel throughout Eastern Washington,
I hear from people demanding we do a better job of
controlling our borders and reducing illegal immigration.
- Cathy McMorris

In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think the main influence has been living in New York City.
Aside from all the crap around 9/11,
I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution.
- George Murray

No one has the right to destroy another person's belief
by demanding empirical evidence.
- Ann Landers

There's something contagious about demanding freedom.
- Robin Morgan

In addition to demanding answers and accountability
from the Veterans Administration,
Congress had to act to ensure veterans do not suffer
because of the actions of a federal agency.
- Doc Hastings

Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.
- Terry Pratchett

I can be very critical on myself and on other people;
I can be very demanding.
- Catherine Deneuve

Mexico takes a hard line on immigration,
demanding that visitors to her shores enter lawfully,
and show her respect during their stay.
- John Linder

What we know is the workplace is more demanding than ever before.
- Margaret Spellings

There's nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation,
a very demanding piece of work, and knowing that you're
not a true ally to the person who's in charge of all that.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

The problem is that replacement of Quantum Mechanics
by Quantum Field Theory is still very demanding.
- Martin Fleischmann

If interstellar travel is as time- or energy-
demanding as the above figures indicate,
it is far from obvious what the motive for colonization might be.
- Barney Oliver

When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair
to us-but rather to care for us,
to be considerate of us.
There is a world of difference here between demanding justice...
and begging or pleading for love.
- Mortimer Adler

But as coaches, we need to get a little more fire and
passion and be more demanding that our guys get the job done.
I think players will respond to that,
and we'll see.
- Steve Spurrier

Running for President is physically,
emotionally,
mentally and spiritually the most demanding single
undertaking I can envisage unless it's World War III.
- Walter F. Mondale

I find that everything I do is demanding,
like Jack Bristow is a complicated man and I do a lot
of explaining in the show,
it takes a lot of energy and concentration.
- Victor Garber

I don't think I could be terribly demanding even if I wanted to be.
- Stephanie Zimbalist

Doing that hunt scene was really quite demanding.
I actually broke a rib during that scene.
And then all the scenes after that became quite challenging,
just breathing and laughing.
- Guy Pearce

We were a fast-growing company, and I was a demanding boss.
- Bernie Ebbers

A woman's asking for equality in the church would be
comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
- Mary Daly

I'm much more used to the TV shows, which are demanding
to write and perform but very fulfilling.
- Rory Bremner

As an announcer, 'The Price Is Right' is the mother
of all shows not only because of its legacy,
but because it is by far the most demanding game show.
- Randy West

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

He who receives a great many letters demanding answer,
sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of
one man against the rest of the world.
- Anna C. Brackett

Waterworld was the best time of my life.
It was physically demanding, but it was fun.
I mean, you're in Hawaii for nine months shooting on the water every day.
- David R. Ellis

In Europe, they're more demanding, the ones that rent the build ings.
- Helmut Jahn

There are no crowds out there demanding to see smoking scenes in movies.
- Joe Eszterhas

The interests of the United States are better served
by demanding reform and seeing that reform takes place
than by removing our influence from the UN.
- Jesse Helms

We did many of our own stunts.
We had our hands full.
In fact, the roles were physically demanding.
- Mary-Kate Olsen

Our public school system is our country's biggest and
most inefficient monopoly,
yet it keeps demanding more and more money.
- Phyllis Schlafly

I expect we will become more demanding as citizens.
- Robert Anderson

We wouldn't think of going to our doctor and saying
'Treat me the way doctors treated people in the 19th Century',
and yet that's what we're demanding in food production.
- Nina Fedoroff

I find Jesus my confidant and companion,
brother and savior; our relationship is intimate,
vulnerable, demanding yet comfortable and reassuring.
- Malcolm Boyd

I had explained that a woman's asking for equality
in the church would be comparable to a black person's
demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
- Mary Daly

And when we go from braking to accelerating to cornering,
the G-forces we pull are really demanding on our bodies.
We definitely have to be in top shape.
- Michael Andretti

It's very demanding to make up your own music.
- Lee Konitz

Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible,
and demanding it at gunpoint.
- Christopher Hitchens

Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.
- Ira Gershwin

Between an uncontrolled escalation and passivity,
there is a demanding road of responsibility that we must follow.
- Dominique de Villepin

I'm demanding to be prosecuted.
I'm begging to be prosecuted for perjury.
- George Galloway

I've grown as a person.
The dynamics on this set are very demanding because we work a lot of hours,
it's very sad material, so there's always someone upset
because it's really heavy stuff.
- Elisabeth Rohm

Obsessional does not necessarily mean sexual obsession,
not even obsession for this, or for that in particular;
to be an obsessional means to find oneself caught in a mechanism,
in a trap increasingly demanding and endless.
- Jacques Lacan

Home Alone was a lot and a lot and a lot of standing
and sitting and walking and running and it was physically demanding but in this,
I'm doing back flips and riding ostriches.
It's physically demanding in a new way,
so it's fun.
- Alex D. Linz

The only real security is not in owning or possessing,
not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping,
even.
Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was,
nor forward to what it might be, but living in the
present and accepting it as it is now.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If a university official's letter accusing a speaker
of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she's given the speech -
which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt,
a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech -
is not hate speech,
then there is no such thing as hate speech.
- Ann Coulter

I hope this series is good work, but it is in the half-hour medium,
which is limited to a kind of mediocrity that sponsors
are just dying to have right now,
and the public, for some reason, is unconsciously demanding.
- Jackie Cooper

No one will ever argue that someone could have played
Helen Keller better than Patty Duke.
It was an incredibly demanding role and I don't think
anyone can argue that it was a false performance.
- Richard Masur

A technical solution may be defined as one that requires
a change only in the techniques of the natural sciences,
demanding little or nothing in the way of change in
human values or ideas of morality.
- Garrett Hardin

As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue,
I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action
on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans
in North Central Washington.
- Doc Hastings

It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused.
And it's also pretty clear the American people are
still demanding and asking the question,
'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have
new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued
by President Obama and his allies in the Congress.
- John Boehner

Well, I don't know.
Home Alone, I was a lot younger and I was in every
shot and it was a lot colder,
so Home Alone was physically demanding but more like
being able to stand for a long time.
- Alex D. Linz

A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before
they actually consider Iraq a threat.
For example, France wants more evidence.
And you know I'm thinking, the last time France wanted
more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag.
- David Letterman

I think the younger generation, the people poised to dominate the workforce,
are more socially conscious.
They are more demanding in terms of environment and
how that environment contributes to their life.
- Helmut Jahn

You see the images that the public is demanding.
Why more reality-based TV? You'd think that after the
first Survivor it would have gone away,
but it hasn't.
The public demands it because they get all caught up in the personal stories,
and want to see more and more.
- Montel Williams

It was tough at the time but when I was younger,
my Dad.
I would say my Dad, because without him I wouldn't have been here.
I mean it was tough for me because he was really demanding.
With him, it was never enough, you know,
anything I did was never enough.
- Thierry Henry

Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty
that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction;
that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we
are still far removed from demanding to possess it.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Getting in shape for this role, which is incredibly demanding,
vocally, has been a lot of hard work,
but I'm nailing it.
I'm even kind of, at times, blowing my own mind,
because I am even able to talk right now.
- David Hasselhoff

I believe that every role that I have done this far
has had quality and content.
My roles have been very demanding and every role has
been a challenge and a learning experience that has
helped me mature as an actress.
- Natasha Henstridge

We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people,
change course, and commit to making the changes they are demanding.
To the extent he is willing to do this,
we are ready to work with him.
- John Boehner


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