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I want to convince you that humans are, to some extent, natural born essentialists. What I mean by this is we don't just respond to things as we see them or feel them or hear them. Rather, our response is conditioned on our beliefs, about what they really are, what they came from, what they're made of, what their hidden nature is.
The numbers matter: underreporting of Lyme disease obscures the true burden of the illnesses, on individuals as well as on health-care systems. It also makes it harder to convince Congress to fund research.
If the bottom dropped out of the market and the artist was not going to sell anything, he or she will keep working, and the dealer will keep trying to find some way to convince somebody to buy this stuff.
I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place, and I love country music.
On network TV, I'm still Phoebe to people, and it would be hard to convince them otherwise in the bright lights of a sitcom.
I want to get away from couture just being done for a picture or for a single moment on the red carpet. I want to try and convince women that couture can be worn in the day and that there's a reality and relevance there, because that's what Mr. Christian Dior wanted.
The goal of mass transit is to convince people to abandon their cars, which feature such enticing accessories as CD players and elbow room.
Brendan I. Koerner
I'm not a rubber stamp, and people know that. If you can convince me of the merits, you will have my vote every time.
As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving, we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement.
Jesse James Garrett
I find a way to convince people to come along with me. They want to be persuaded. When I sit in a room with you I'm going to sell you something whether you want it or not. At the end you'll say: 'I'm glad I bought that.'
Most of us believe that women can do what men do. The challenge is to convince employers, legislators, mothers, that men can do what women do.
To win power anywhere you have to convince people that you can do something for them.
In my work, I want to convince people that I'm that character. If they know everything about Lesley Manville - private life, all of that stuff - it doesn't help. So the kind of anonymity I enjoy is key.
The calmer and more well-ordered my desktop is, the more I can convince myself I'm on top of things.
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
Thomas Love Peacock
There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves.
Well, I am not 100 percent sure of the definition of polemic, but it wasn't meant to convince anybody of anything.
How was I going to make a man fly? How was I going to convince the public that an actor could fly?
My thing is trying to convince them they can win.
Nevertheless, this type of propaganda has a special value, for it serves to convince those who sign the appeal, of the necessity for carrying on propaganda; so a corps of propagandists, if I may use the term, is thus trained.
I'm always trying to convince myself there's something important about what I do. But some peoples' lives are really altered by a night at the theater.
Therefore we have to go over the fact that all human beings are afraid by what is new. It is our work to convince them that they will enjoy it, and even if they don't, to allow us just for 14 days to create that work of art.
We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired.
William Griffith Wilson
I was a strange, dark little dude. I fell in love with horror movies, at a very early age. Somehow, as a first grader, I was able to convince my parents to let me go see stuff like 'An American Werewolf in London' in theaters, so I was headed in that direction anyway.
When I create a false reality, I always try to create a plausible structure to help convince people.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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