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There's a certain logic to avoiding the haters, but as a strategy, it's utterly flawed. When you turn off the feedback, you lose the benefits as well as the drawbacks. It's like having a sore finger and cutting off your arm.
Everybody certainly has the right to defend themselves. That's not to say that they should defy common sense by avoiding or diffusing confrontation. And that's very, very important.
In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner's foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.
Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure.
My writing process, such as it is, consists of a lot of noodling, procrastinating, dawdling, and avoiding.
Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
There is little anyone can do with fanatics. Reasoning with them is a fool's errand. Avoiding them is mandatory.
I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them.
Drama lives on conflict. If you're trying to deal with social issues seriously, there's no way of avoiding violence, which is so present in society.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
But I have been avoiding talking about what I'm doing now because it's frustrating for people to hear about things that aren't available yet.
Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.
Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
Avoiding the phrase 'I don't have time...', will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.
Positive, healthy, loving relationships in your twenties... I don't know if anyone would disagree with it: I think they're the exception, not the norm. People are either playing house really aggressively because they're scared of what an uncertain time it is, or they're avoiding commitment altogether.
I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't find a way of avoiding it.
Avoiding offense means that we don't accept each other as equals.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
If I don't talk about my religion, if I say I'm not discussing it or different humanitarian things I'm working on, they're like, 'He's avoiding it.' If I do talk about it, it becomes, 'Oh, he's proselytizing.'
I've found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age; you take care of every day - let the calendar take care of the years.
Synergies are not only about cost reduction. Synergies can be access to markets, exchange of products, avoiding overlaps, exchange of best practices.
Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power struggles that result in unhappiness.
Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority.
I need a spiritual connection - I can make changes, but I can't make miracles - and I need people around me who'll support me and believe in me and tell me the truth and not let me deceive myself into avoiding the what's scary and hard and necessary.
There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups... but they're coming for ya. It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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