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A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise.
I try to find the right director who won't compromise his or anyone else's integrity, and yet be political enough to give the studio what they want, yet put up a fight to maintain that integrity.
I'm willing to negotiate, but not compromise my core principles.
Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples.
George McGovern and his supporters committed what, in a two-party system, are capital crimes: they did not compromise, they took hard ideological positions, they alienated a large portion of their party's traditional supporters, and they lost - very, very badly.
In TV, there's so much compromise, it does start to grate a bit. But if you're a writer or an actor, it really is the place to be.
Adele's like a beacon of honesty. Doesn't compromise, goes to America and she's still the same sweary cockney.
I've been really lucky thus far with acting, in that I can do things I believe in and feel good about, and feel good about myself. If for some reason one day that ends, I won't do it anymore. If I feel like I have to compromise myself to continue to be in this industry, I don't want to do that.
Partisan rancour and party politics and ideology have got in the way of compromise - and compromise is the only thing that has ever made politics successful.
I never heard the word 'compromise' used. So I'm starting to believe that these terms only come into play to try and force Republicans to do what the Democrats want.
The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway.
We're not going to scrap the budget and make up some totally new platform the day after the election. So it's certainly willingness to compromise but we're not going back on the fundamental things we're running on in this campaign.
I never want to compromise my act just to get a laugh.
There's going to be no compromise on repealing Obamacare lock, stock and barrel.
In Washington, compromise has become a dirty word.
If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about, it's not a compromise to your integrity.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell was a successful compromise in 1993; and so that compromise should remain.
The Tea Party people are ideologues. They are right, and no one can change their minds. There is no reason for compromise.
Unfortunately, the genuine relationships and friendships that some of us have developed across the aisle in recent years does not translate into a willingness to seek compromise, consensus, or middle ground on the major challenges facing our state. The extreme ideology of the self-styled Tea Party legislators in Arizona absolutely rules the day.
Living on a planet of fixed size requires compromise, and while we are the only party capable of negotiating, we are not the only party at the table. We've never claimed more, and we've never had less.
Jonathan Safran Foer
At times, our circumstances call for us to make critical choices to keep our covenants or to compromise them. Covenants should never be compromised, even when at the moment some circumstances might seem to justify it.
L. Lionel Kendrick
Producing is a world of compromise and actors are utterly spoiled all the time.
If you compromise and hire someone mediocre, you will always regret it.
But recently it seems that each time I vote, I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for the benefit of political gain.
I'll admit, sometimes I've paid the bills with acting. You know the phrase, 'It's one for the money, two for the showreel.' I don't want that as a director. I don't want to compromise myself. There's a big old wide world out there. I want to explore it.
David Bowie worked with Brian Eno and dressed up in extraordinary clothes, but he was also a brilliant songwriter who captured the thoughts of a generation. He was hugely successful, without compromise.
Bat for Lashes
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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The only true source of politeness is consideration.
William Gilmore Simms
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