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Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.
Marquis de Sade
Success demands singleness of purpose.
My girlfriend is much better than I am at working hard then resting, and she demands that from me, too. She insists on having time when we don't do anything. We leave the housework and watch a movie.
By definition, memoir demands a certain degree of introspection and self-disclosure: In order to fully engage a reader, the narrator has to make herself known, has to allow her own self-awareness to inform the events she describes.
The finest clothing made is a person's own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
Each building has to be beautiful, but cheap and fast, but it lasts forever. That is already an incredible battery of seemingly contradictory demands. So yes, I'm definitely perhaps contradictory person, but I operate in very contradictory times.
In cross-country skiing, athletes propel themselves over distances of ten and twenty miles - a physical challenge that places intense demands on the ability of their red blood cells to deliver oxygen to their muscles.
Architects work in two ways. One is to respond precisely to a client's needs or demands. Another is to look at what the client asks and reinterpret it.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response.
Carl von Clausewitz
To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness.
H. Rap Brown
Knowing demands the organ fitted to the object.
Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
Sometimes the magnetism of a song is impossible to ignore, and it demands that it be sung in a certain way.
The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
The definition of an 'operating system' is bound to evolve with customer demands and technological possibilities.
I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity.
Microsoft's new OS, Windows 7, may finally be a worthy successor to XP, eliminating the clutter of Vista and letting users get to what they want to use without the fuss. All this, while remaining compatible with their IT departments' demands for scalability and custom implementations.
Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws.
Sometimes I was so busy being tuned in to outside ideas, expectations, and demands, I failed to hear the unique music in my soul. I forfeited my ability to listen creatively to my deepest self, to my own God within.
Sue Monk Kidd
Art reflects society. Cinema doesn't dictate - you portray what the society demands.
Suffering, it turns out, demands profound imagination. A new future has to be conjured up because the old future isn't there anymore.
My work requires acting at its most committed - it demands actors of enormous resilience, but also intelligence and wit. It doesn't work for narcissistic or selfish actors.
I say the law should be blind to race, gender and sexual orientation, just as it claims to be blind to wealth and power. There should be no specially protected groups of any kind, except for children, the severely disabled and the elderly, whose physical frailty demands society's care.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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