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It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.
No genuine choice is ever simply a matter of the arbitrary exercise of will. Take your choice of lunch today. You can't decide to want anything, but what you want will at least in part be a result of a series of other choices and judgments you've made in your life to date.
An artist who opposes himself still has the best chances to reach some result.
I am truly a product of Hollywood in-breeding. When two celebrities mate, someone like me is the result.
All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
James Lane Allen
I think if I get the training spot on, the equipment perfect and I'm in the right state of mind, I can get a result there from no competitive action.
For me, a novel is always the result of my attempt to impose myself on raw circumstances. It is a concrete form of lived experience.
People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?
Food prices are often kept artificially high. The result is that the Millennium Development Goals set out by the United Nations at the start of the new millennium are not being reached. Fine words have not yet been turned into deeds.
In 1980, a woman promised her dying sister to change how Americans thought about breast cancer. Thirty years later, the result - the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation - is one of the nation's largest non-profits, and one of the most successful triumphs in public health marketing and changing health habits.
It is not possible to unknow what you do know - the result of that is fanaticism.
Surveillance cameras might reduce crime - even though the evidence here is mixed - but no studies show that they result in greater happiness of everyone involved.
In some countries that are darlings of the West, like Egypt, everyone knows the result of national elections years in advance: The man in power always wins. In others, like Saudi Arabia, the very idea of an election is unthinkable.
What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.
Movies are not novels, and that's why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost always failure. It can't be done.
Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.
C. Northcote Parkinson
It is a myth to think that sometimes creative disagreement doesn't necessarily produce a better result.
'The Simpsons' obviously is a huge success, and Fox has nothing to do with its success, with its creative success, and as a result they don't really like the show. They don't like 'The Simpsons' at Fox.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
Water-boarding can result in damage to the lungs and the brain, as well as long-term psychological trauma.
My older kids are fantastic people. It can't be the result of my influence on them.
But in answer to your question about the conspiracy angle, I think that any historian worth his salt, and this is where I fault Stephen Ambrose and a lot of these guys who attack me - not all of life is a result of conspiracy by any means! Accident occurs alongside conspiracy.
I am shocked that Republicans can't explain why our technological and economic advantages are the result of sound monetary and economic policy.
I've been lucky to have made a number of travel programmes with the BBC, the object being to see places off the beaten track. As a result, I've often had a guide who's been able to show me things that you wouldn't see with a tour group.
As an actor to watch an audience of people howl together in a single mind as a result of work you've done together with friends is a privilege.
Tommy Lee Jones
C. S. Lewis
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