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The past history of our globe must be explained by what can be seen to be happening now. No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle.
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.
The writer's language is to some degree the product of his own action; he is both the historian and the agent of his own language.
Paul de Man
Congress must not do something just for the sake of doing something. We must carefully and thoughtfully consider the implications of any action and whether that action will help or hinder our ultimate mission of protecting U.S. citizens from terror.
A Labour party is not a debating club, it is a party of action.
I've always wanted to be an action figure.
If what you know and what you love are the same thing, that's great. But if not, write what you love. I love history, secrets, conspiracies, action, adventure, international settings.
Subject the material world to the higher ends by understanding it in all its relations to daily life and action.
Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
But whatever the POV, and the difficulty of forcing the action into a particular frame, stay within it.
Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.
You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders.
Florence E. Allen
I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States.
Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song.
The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress. As a veteran, I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission.
One cannot fashion a credible deterrent out of an incredible action.
I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support.
I love 'Goodfellas' because it's a great movie - it's funny and there is action at perfect points. I just think Martin Scorsese makes everyone look really cool.
As you can probably tell, I like films and directors that bring a totally unique style to filming action.
If we had to go live action, I'd hold out for Tim Burton to direct.
There is strong mentoring of women in the academy. Corporations appear more willing to resist affirmative action to advance women, and boards and shareholders are more tolerant of this approach.
Ruth J. Simmons
Nevertheless, this one fact should be apparent: turning the other cheek is a bribe. It is a valid form of action for only so long as the Christian is impotent politically or militarily.
I'm learning as much martial arts as I possibly can. My show is packed with action. Enough to get a rise.
Letting someone down is not criminal action.
I did an action series back in '97, and did very intense training; weapons, knives, hand-to-hand combat. The more an actor trains in that way, the more we can do on screen and the better it looks. Nowadays, they want the actors to do as much as possible and stunt doubles are primarily used for the dangerous things that aren't covered by insurance.
As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.
I'm very much a believer that it's action that matters much more so than, you know, the flurry of political promises and statements and slogans that are used during political campaigns.
I'm an action player. I like to be aggressive. I don't like to be on the run. I like to feel like I have the fates in my hands and that through my skill or lack thereof I control my fate.
To begin with, you must realize that any idea accepted by the brain is automatically transformed into an action of some sort. It may take seconds or minutes or longer - but ideas always produce a reaction of some sort.
Reading is a heady thing. You can be into the action of someone's thoughts and take a whole trip down someone's ruminations while seconds tick by in the world that they're in, but you can't really do that in film.
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