Balacne Quotes

I think talented people are priceless. And I think people that are knowledgeable and experienced – and I think there’s a balance of new talent and experience, which makes, I think, Estee Lauder really special.

— Aerin Lauder

I always did the cooking at home, and we always tried for balance. We’ve been vigilant about how and what our kids eat. For example, my son would just as soon go for the grapes as he would the chips… and the chips are baked.

— Al Roker

I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind.

— Alexis Arguello

The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has.

— Alia Shawkat

It’s harder to be a success, globally, and be artistic. Harder to have that balance than just to be artistic when nobody understands you.

— Andre Benjamin

The more you worry, the more you throw off the delicate balance of hormones required for health.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

I have a road bike and a mountain bike, and I tend to use them both a lot. They help you keep your balance and your stamina.

— Andy Serkis

But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want.

— Anita Roddick

It’s about having an active lifestyle, staying healthy, and making the right decisions. Life is about balance. Not everybody wants to run a marathon, but we could all start working out and being active, whether you walk to work or take an extra flight of stairs.

— Apolo Ohno

From the age of seven, I basically started practicing my hand-eye and foot coordination, balance, strength, endurance, discipline, and mental toughness three days a week until I was about 15.

— Ashton Eaton

Though it is very easy to do valuations, eyeballs and brand prominence surveys, you should never allow any of them to influence the balance sheet.

— Ashwin Sanghi

The government must give proper weight to both keeping America safe from terrorists and protecting Americans’ privacy. But when Americans lack the most basic information about our domestic surveillance programs, they have no way of knowing whether we’re getting that balance right. This lack of transparency is a big problem.

— Al Franken

Good character consists of recognizing the selfishness that inheres in each of us and trying to balance it against the altruism to which we should all aspire. It is a difficult balance to strike, but no definition of goodness can be complete without it.

— Alan Dershowitz

We all learn in school that the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government must check and balance each other. But other non state institutions must participate in this important system of checks and balances as well. These checking institutions include the academy, the media, religious institutions and NGOs.

— Alan Dershowitz

One of the problems with hedge funds is that they are changing so rapidly. If you have the balance sheet that closed business last night, by 11 A.M. this morning, that won’t tell you very much about what they’re doing.

— Alan Greenspan

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

— Albert Einstein

It’s famous that comedians have a very dark personal state of mind. I think, in my case, it’s the same. The only way to get deep is to have a balance, or a counterbalance.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I have dreams that I will reach balance in my life, and, at forty-one, I have none.

— Andrew Breitbart

I do some 400 m. repetition running for endurance on the court. I’ll be in the gym lifting weights, or I’ll be putting in a lot of core stability to work to improve my balance.

— Andy Murray

Singing for stage, if you don’t hear yourself, that’s when you push, and that’s when you can hurt your voice sometimes. So if I can hear myself in my ear, it really helps me to find that balance of how loud I needed to be singing.

— Aaron Tveit

A healthy economy is largely a result of a reasonable balance between consumption today and consumption deferred, and it’s pretty clear that balance has been ridiculously out of whack for a while.

— Adam Davidson

Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.

— Alain Prost

You do the best you can, looking at precedent, in trying to anticipate where the Supreme Court is going to draw the balance between the protection of civil liberties and protecting the national security, and in some cases, we guessed wrong.

— Alberto Gonzales

Society may be likened to a rod, which only a just government can balance properly.

— Ameen Rihani

Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. I tried to find the balance between the strict, traditional Chinese way I was raised, which I think can be too harsh, and what I see as a tendency in the West to be too permissive and indulgent. If I could do it all again, I would, with some adjustments.

— Amy Chua

Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. My own thoughts are that parenting is very personal. And we all feel enormous insecurity about parenting. What are they going to think of us 20 years down the line?

— Amy Chua

I’ve always thought that the balance between the side of my mind that knows what it is doing and the side that really hasn’t got a clue has to be carefully maintained because if you write too knowingly then you get chilly, and if you write too unknowingly you write bollocks that nobody else can understand.

— Andrew Motion

It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated.

— Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

You can’t have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that’s very important.

— Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I get a little myopic in the act of doing any writing. I think I’m not as interested or not as able to write about balance, because I think there’s something I want to try to get at. I’m trying to get at something about the experience of growing up or about families.

— Aimee Bender

I get very tired of books that feel emotionally empty. I would much rather have writers err on the side of being overly sentimental than not. I think that the perfect balance is a story that moves you without being maudlin, but I don’t enjoy books that are empty of emotion and there’s no connection to the characters.

— Alexi Zentner

The E.U. initially decided to end the isolation of Turkish Cyprus, to balance the accession of Cyprus. But the E.U. has not carried through on its promise.

— Ali Babacan

This is our 40th year in business. We don’t have a single penny from outside investors, and we never borrowed heavily from the banks. We have a healthy balance sheet and more credit than we can use.

— Andrew Cherng

With the rise of America, the global balance of power shifted away from the old European powers.

— Armstrong Williams

I have this feeling that the world is not in balance. And people are afraid, but we’re also starting to be really brave.

— Aurora

The most important thing is to find the balance between city and nature. I have that ‘hippie quality’ – my husband is a super-hippie Los Angeles boy – so we’ll have to make time to go to Puerto Rico, and upstate New York, and be sure we get to do outdoorsy stuff like that.

— Ana Ortiz

During periods of extreme fear or greed, you don’t have the proper balance between those two to generate market efficiency and you get extremes in behavior.

— Andrew Lo

But for 30 years, Orthodox leaders have tipped the balance between hawks and doves, and have been in a position to determine who forms a coalition and who runs the country.

— Amos Oz

In Washington, I will never vote to raise taxes, I will fight to repeal healthcare reform, and I will work to balance the budget.

— Andrew P. Harris

The Republican party is not perfect, but if you put this party’s record of achievements on one side of a balance scale and the Democrat’s record on the other, the Republican side would slam the table.

— Angela McGlowan

So many of my friends are actors, and so many of them are great, and they’re losing jobs to people who have never been in plays before I understand that sometimes I’m part of the problem. But I’m trying to figure out how to balance it.

— Anna D. Shapiro

I think it is more of an intuitive, circular kind of personality, for starters. And, as I say of horses, the secret to breeding great horses is the three B’s: bones, brains, and balance. If you look at art, it shares some of the same qualities.

— Alice Walton

I find it satisfying and intellectually stimulating to work with the intensity, brevity, balance and word play of the short story.

— Annie Proulx

Deflation can be particularly dangerous when a financial system is shaky, with household and corporate balance sheets in poor shape and banks undercapitalized and heavily burdened with bad loans.

— Ben Bernanke

To minimize market uncertainty and achieve the maximum effect of its policies, the Federal Reserve is committed to providing the public as much information as possible about the uses of its balance sheet, plans regarding future uses of its balance sheet, and the criteria on which the relevant decisions are based.

— Ben Bernanke

You have to find balance. Whenever I start feeling stressed or not feeling myself, it’s about balance, and it means I need to find it again.

— Bernard Sumner

Since my asana techniques increase circulation to all organs in the body and increase lung efficiency, I recommend Bikram Balance natural whole food beverage as a way to provide all the critical nutrients to oxygenate the blood and restore the acid/alkaline balance.

— Bikram Choudhury

There are certain times of the day when you need a balance – that is, your protein and your carbs. I’m a Barry Sears man. I believe that anything green is a carb, and I need 2:1. Two of the carbs to one of the protein.

— Bill Cosby

Trends are not real they are for the consumer, and once we can get enough of us to free ourselves from it and realize that it’s not about strong-arming our way through, it’s about understanding that we are so needed for the balance of this planet, then I think we can start having changes.

— Brie Larson

Walking around on the moon was significantly easier than we’d thought it would be. There weren’t any balance problems, so you weren’t tumbling over.

— Buzz Aldrin

We believe, in fact, that the one act of respect has little force unless matched by the other – in balance with it… The acting out of that dual respect I would name as precisely the source of our power.

— Barbara Deming

The trouble with New York today is that it’s lost its balance. I love the new, greener New York, but it takes all kinds of worlds to make a World.

— Brian Cox

Control and surrender have to be kept in balance. That’s what surfers do – take control of the situation, then be carried, then take control. In the last few thousand years, we’ve become incredibly adept technically. We’ve treasured the controlling part of ourselves and neglected the surrendering part.

— Brian Eno

It’s difficult, and it’s an incredibly fine balance between getting your weight right down and being anorexic.

— Bradley Wiggins

I wanted to put a really good kids’ racing bike out there for kids under 14: 10-year-olds, eight-year-olds, right down to balance bikes for kids.

— Bradley Wiggins

I never want readers to be comfortable, to feel like we’re in a comedy or a drama. Life is never just one of those things. Life is a balance of all those things.

— Brian K. Vaughan

I stay away from things that I know break me out – I am weirdly allergic to mango and almonds. I take evening primrose and supplements that have EFA fatty acids in them to just balance out my hormones and skin, and I take a lot of vitamin C. I drink a lot of water, try to eat really organic, and try to eat things that benefit my skin.

— Brittany Snow

I went to Africa without the perspective of a balance between teaching people the truth, which has been my calling, and helping people who have physical problems, like AIDS and orphans and hunger.

— Bruce Wilkinson

You’re always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom.

— Bernadine Dohrn

Society is still adapting to women being CEOs and professionals rather than homemakers. Because of this, the unfortunate outcome is that we feel we have to be successful at both – in the office and in the home. Striking that balance is different for everyone.

— Brit Morin

I think the approach of the character for us is the same in a silent movie as in a talking movie because we had balance, we had lines to learn.

— Berenice Bejo

I think we’re probably more unified than ever before because we’re in a battle for survival. Not only for survival as the Republican Party, but survival of the check and balance system in our government.

— Bill Scott

The thing is: in order to reach an agreement, to reach that balance, sometimes it is sort of like that old Rhinestone Cowboy lyric, ‘There’ll be a load of compromisin’ on the road to my horizon.’ For those of you who were too young, or don’t recall the song, made famous by country singer Glen Campbell, it is your loss.

— Bart Chilton

I really enjoy listening to players on the cusp of swing into bebop like Charlie Shavers, Clifford Brown and Clark Terry. They balance immense facility on their instrument with rhythm, melody, and more complex harmonies of the time.

— Bria Skonberg

I tend to write the episodes in the middle of the season, which can be a challenge because you’ve got to balance all these threads that have begun – and also make sure they will make sense with the overall plan going forward.

— Bryan Cogman

Remove the predators, and the whole ecosystem begins to crash like a house of cards. As the sharks disappear, the predator-prey balance dramatically shifts, and the health of our oceans declines.

— Brian Skerry

You know, it’s a different world now, but to skip ahead and really answer your question, only in the last five years did I find what I call holy maturity, finding the balance, finding the right person in my life so that I could live a normal life.

— Burt Ward

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It’s about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.

— Celine Dion

The hardest thing to find in life is balance – especially, the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate.

— Celine Dion

Anything that can create balance in dogs is great. If veterinarians can give you the solution and give you why this is causing the behavior, of course. Anything that is good for an animal, let’s do it.

— Cesar Millan

I don’t actually subscribe to the view that all power corrupts. But absolute power – when secured on the back of massive parliamentary majorities, which don’t reflect the balance of political opinion in the country – can corrupt absolutely.

— Charles Kennedy

I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget deficit in a $29 billion budget, so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America, by percentage, larger than California, larger than New York, larger than Illinois. And we’re going to balance that without raising taxes on the people of the state of New Jersey.

— Chris Christie

Nowadays, the process of growth and development almost never seems to manage to create this subtle balance between the importance of the individual parts, and the coherence of the environment as a whole. One or the other always dominates.

— Christopher Alexander

We define organic order as the kind of order that is achieved when there is a perfect balance between the needs of the parts, and the needs of the whole.

— Christopher Alexander

In a healthy economy, empowering, sustaining and efficiency innovations operate in balance. A healthy economy creates and sustains more jobs before squeezing out inefficiencies.

— Clayton M. Christensen

American capitalists, enthralled by the doctrines of finance, have put their income statements in service of the balance sheet.

— Clayton M. Christensen

We need to have a better balance between a deliberate strategy and staying open. Because in the end, most of us end up being successful in a career that we never imagined we would be in at the beginning.

— Clayton Christensen

You have to train hard and be strong while staying flexible and limber, so I’m trying to find that balance.

— Colin Kaepernick

After a 15-year career in television news, sometimes spent biting my tongue in the name of objectivity and balance, I retired to raise our two small children.

— Campbell Brown

Women are actually superb at math they just happen to engage in their own variety of it, an intricate personal math in which desires are split off from one another, weighed, balance, traded, assessed.

— Caroline Knapp

I think it is very important to have a life off the court, and to me, it wasn’t that hard to balance tennis and a relationship.

— Caroline Wozniacki

Balance is key. Balance is a virtue. Balance is next to godliness, maybe. We should all aspire to better balance. Too much of what is said in this world is one-sided, and we need more balance – in our speech, in our music, in our art, in everything.

— CeeLo Green

It’s very important to balance things it’s imperative to do something for the society, and women in particular, and help women who aren’t in position to help themselves.

— Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I know I always worked hard on making sure we came out with the best possible product and of course we were working with four other people, you have to balance that as well.

— Chris Squire

I love taking the salads I get from those crazy organic delivery places and putting them on a plate and then roasting my own lamb to put on top. I balance it well. And listen, if I’m not eating Waffle House and Taco Bell and Jack in the Box, anything will make me lose weight.

— Chrissy Teigen

I get kind of bored on the treadmill, but I do it. And I do a little bit of weight training. I’m really into the BOSU ball. You have to balance on it, and I do weights and squats on it. I’m pretty good at it, I feel sort of like a Karate Kid.

— Christina Hendricks

Now, President Obama has to make a decision. He can either propose a nominee who can win over the majority in the Senate or defer his choice to the voters, who in November will elect a new President and a new Senate, which will be responsible for confirming a nominee who will provide balance to the Supreme Court.

— Cory Gardner

For me, food is all about balance. If you eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and an appropriate amount of poultry, fish, and red meat that are sourced from good places, you’re doing well. It’s important to make sure that the meat you’re consuming is hormone-free.

— Curtis Stone

I have a son and a daughter I try to teach them equally about balance, gender, and gender equity.

— Christy Turlington

My favourite plant is the foxglove. I think they are a perfect balance between being a garden plant and a wild plant, as at home in woodland as they are in a city.

— Clive Anderson

We need a mayor who knows how to balance a budget, who understands the urgency of delivering all the services that a great city needs, who understand the need of working families.

— Carolyn Maloney

I’m very touchy feely with my fandom, in part because they’ve never done me wrong or hurt me in any way. This is an awesome balance. I hope it stays that way forever.

— Catherynne M. Valente

The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.

— Chris Chocola

The Spy Act strikes a right balance between preserving legitimate and benign uses of this technology, while still, at the same time, protecting unwitting consumers from the harm caused when it is misused and, of course, designed for nefarious purposes.

— Cliff Stearns

You can do gross-out until the cows come home but if there isn’t something to balance it, then it’s not going to work at all.

— Curtis Armstrong

In ‘Alpha Protocol,’ right from the outset, the parameters of the game explain to you that the mission needs to get done. How you approach that is your decision. The rewards and penalties for either path, those are going to balance out into different consequences.

— Chris Avellone

When I moved to New York, I was waiting tables, painting in the daytime and working at night, and I felt it was possible to find a balance and just about get by.

— Cecily Brown

The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body’s total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?

— Dag Hammarskjold

The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower, as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, we’re trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance, with the tower as just one of the many balls in play.

— Daniel Libeskind

If we didn’t want to upset anyone, we would make films about sewing, but even that could be dangerous. But I think finally, in a film, it is how the balance is and the feelings are. But I think there has to be those contrasts and strong things within a film for the total experience.

— David Lynch

If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.

— Donald Trump

I just want to make sure I have a sense of balance between work and life, because work is my life and the lines can get really blurry.

— Drew Barrymore

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really wanted to find more balance and calm.

— Drew Barrymore

To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want. I think that, in Europe, we’re probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot.

— Douglas Adams

I think to balance the budget, probably every federal department has to take cuts in my opinion.

— David H. Koch

Reciprocity helps us balance the need for self-determination and creative individuality with mutual hope and, therefore, what might be described as ‘solidarity.’

— David Blunkett

You want to balance the budget in this country? We change the salary structure for Congress and the President. Every year they don’t balance the budget, we don’t pay them.

— Daniel Keys Moran

The further we distance ourselves from the spell of the present, explored by our senses, the harder it will be to understand and protect nature’s precarious balance, let alone the balance of our own human nature.

— Diane Ackerman

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends – and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.

— David Frum

Each season, my balance gets worse, and sometimes I fall. I no longer cook for myself but microwave widower food, mostly Stouffer’s. My fingers are clumsy and slow with buttons.

— Donald Hall

My problem isn’t death but old age. I fret about my lack of balance, my buckling knee, my difficulty standing up and sitting down.

— Donald Hall

Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.

— Donna Karan

Dishonesty is all about the small acts we can take and then think, ‘No, this not real cheating.’ So if you think that the main mechanism is rationalization, then what you come up with, and that’s what we find, is that we’re basically trying to balance feeling good about ourselves.

— Dan Ariely

It used to be only yoga, but now I do Pilates as well I feel like I need the balance.

— Donna Karan

I did a couple comedies to balance myself as an actor and balance how audiences see Donnie Yen as an actor, and I would even say as a celebrity or icon, to some fans. I want to show that I’m not Terminator.

— Donnie Yen

I’m really hands-on. My team brings in elements, but, every season, it’s kind of a personal struggle to find the balance and to see how far I want to push the elements.

— Dries van Noten

In Hawaii, we have something called Ho’oponopono, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance.

— Duane Chapman

Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and other varieties have anthocyanins that can help reverse some loss of balance and memory associated with aging.

— David H. Murdock

With a private company, you’ve got to get into who’s investing and what’s the balance sheet like. So going public is a positive thing from the perspective of the sales organization.

— David Duffield

There is a time to be chic and sportive, there is a time to be sexy and feminine, but it’s hard to find the balance, and Tod’s has done that.

— Diego Della Valle

I, for one, believe that revenue has to increase. I think every American would pay more if they thought spending was going to be cut and the budget brought to balance.

— Douglas R. Oberhelman

For business owners, there are many important documents to learn to read. One of the most important is the profit and loss statement, known as the P&L, and the balance sheet.

— Darren L Johnson

There are no easy answers for the balance of how you protect the core business of the books with what the digital future will look like, but that would be our job with DC Comics, to figure that out and experiment and take some risks while always protecting the core business.

— Diane Nelson

I think on balance, Don King has been bad for boxing. I think he’s done some very good things and I think he did a heck of a job of promoting Ali but I think I could have promoted Ali.

— Dick Schaap

There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.

— Eckhart Tolle

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’ took a year to record that’s why the playing on it might sound somewhat labored. ‘Balance,’ on the other hand, was written and recorded in only four months, so the whole process was quicker and more immediate.

— Eddie Van Halen

Well, on tour I eat terribly, so I balance that by running a lot. And then I started to run with my fans in certain cities. It sounds very nerdy and un-rock n’ roll, but I like it. It’s fun, and it’s better than meeting fans in weird, awkward circumstances. So I take them running with me.

— Ellie Goulding

I would warn my brethren and sisters to never flatter persons because of their ability for they cannot bear it. Self is easily exalted, and in consequence, persons lose their balance.

— Ellen G. White

I’ve always been known for bold flavors and rustic cooking, but there is another side to me. As you evolve as a cook, you understand life and how serious it is. There comes a point where there’s got to be a better balance.

— Emeril Lagasse

The talk about balance, nuclear balance, seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn’t seem to be real at all.

— E. P. Thompson

But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it’s a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public’s reaction. But i think when we’ll play the very first new piece, we will be scared.

— Ed O’Brien

The purest case of an intelligence explosion would be an Artificial Intelligence rewriting its own source code. The key idea is that if you can improve intelligence even a little, the process accelerates. It’s a tipping point. Like trying to balance a pen on one end – as soon as it tilts even a little, it quickly falls the rest of the way.

— Eliezer Yudkowsky

It’s not that there are no masters, but that there are many. And the job of the solicitor general is to balance those masters and to accommodate them all, each in their proper places, wisely and well and in so doing to represent the people of the United States.

— Elena Kagan

What music does to me, it helps me balance my inner pressure so that I can deal with the forces outside that are trying to pressure me.

— Emmanuel Jal

I would advise dancers, musicians and others in the entertainment industry to take up yoga, as it clears the mind and creates a sense of balance and stillness which is important for any performing artist.

— Emmanuel Jal

A properly designed tax system can strike a balance between helping the poor and, at the same time, giving people the incentive to work.

— Eric Maskin

My exercise varies from yoga to Pilates. The yoga provides me with achieving my balance and mental relaxation, whereas the Pilates allow me to work my inner core through stretching and keeping my muscles toned.

— Erin Heatherton

I know that all cops are not sterling characters. But you have to have someone to root for. I balance it with rotten cops who will take a bribe, who will beat somebody up.

— Evan Hunter

In 1844, there was a balance of perhaps of a couple of thousand dollars on the cr side.

— Ezra Cornell

Our community is like many around the country that have, as the gentleman from New York referenced, sophisticated planning and zoning regulations. These are elements that are developed as a result of local community pressure to balance interests.

— Earl Blumenauer

When I arrived in the Senate, the moderate so-called Rockefeller Republicans held the balance of power.

— Edward Brooke

The bigger question is how does a rogue species called humans – whose population just blew through the seven billion mark on it’s way to nine billion members – manage to survive the next century on a planet with finite resources, without destroying its delicate balance in the process.

— Edward Burtynsky

As I get older, the more I don’t want my life to be emotionally out of balance in the way it was in my twenties.

— Elliot Cowan

You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means you brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance.

— Emerson Fittipaldi

The crucial task of old age is balance: keeping just well enough, just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly honest enough to remain a sentient human being.

— Florida Scott-Maxwell

I guess you’re happy if you have some kind of balance in you. I’m a human being. I have days when I feel paralyzed, days when I feel like a slug. Then I have days when I have good energy, I’ve read the newspaper and I’ve done different things.

— Frances Conroy

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined, but a certain balance should exist, and the latter should not predominate over the former.

— Fredrik Bajer

I constantly work at maintaining balance. For me, my family comes first. If my family is taken care of, then everything else usually falls into place.

— Faith Hill

It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.

— Faith Hill

I look OK. I look better in person than I do on film, which is bad because it’s how I make my living, but I am not a beauty and on balance I am glad.

— Felicity Huffman

I don’t think my parents would have let me go straight into acting full time when I was 12. I do like to have balance, naturally, as an individual.

— Felicity Jones

For us, overseas employment addresses two major problems: unemployment and the balance of payments position.

— Ferdinand Marcos

Striking a balance between wildlife conservation and wind energy development starts with understanding threats to eagle populations and how our actions, including operating wind farms, are affecting them.

— Frances Beinecke

The balance of evidence both from the cell-free system and from the study of mutation, suggests that this does not occur at random, and that triplets coding the same amino acid may well be rather similar.

— Francis Crick

Makeup is about balance. When the eye makes a statement, the lips should be quiet.

— Francois Nars

It is just that all my life I have been so involved in my work that I guess one could say in general that, whenever I had to balance my private life and my profession, my profession always won out.

— Fritz Lang

Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.

— Franz Kafka

Balance is key in cooking – you want a little acid, a little sweet, a little savory – the flavors should be harmonious.

— Gail Simmons

Hitman does well and it certainly does well enough to survive, but at the same time I don’t want to involve the character into the DC Universe even if it meant more sales, to the point where we sort of upset the balance that we have at the moment.

— Garth Ennis

Millions of us track ourselves all the time. We step on a scale and record our weight. We balance a checkbook. We count calories. But when the familiar pen-and-paper methods of self-analysis are enhanced by sensors that monitor our behavior automatically, the process of self-tracking becomes both more alluring and more meaningful.

— Gary Wolf

I normally don’t love green juices, but Body & Eden makes theirs tasty by blending ingredients like avocado and banana with the usual suspects like kale and spinach. Delicious as they are, they’re low calorie, and the drink names are catchy: I Have Balance, I Have Energy, and my favorite, I Have Calm.

— Gayle King

A plate of food has to have balance. For example, a mild fish like skate mustn’t be overwhelmed by the side dishes. They should have personality and color, but they also have to be subtle.

— Geoffrey Zakarian

A bankruptcy judge can fix your balance sheet, but he cannot fix your company.

— Gordon Bethune

Nuclear weapons offer us nothing but a balance of terror, and a balance of terror is still terror.

— George Wald

When I was younger, I wanted to be a vet or a tightrope walker. But I have no sense of balance, and I can’t bear animals dying, so I abandoned both ideas.

— Georgia May Jagger

I can’t sing but I can understand wanting to keep a balance, trying to pursue dreams, while creating a stable environment for my children.

— Gabrielle Reece

I try to eat healthy. But sometimes, though, I eat cheeseburgers. That’s good for the soul. I make sure to balance everything out. I drink tons of water.

— Gal Gadot

Marriage equality – I think that it’s a constitutionally guaranteed right. Let’s end the drug wars. Let’s balance the federal budget, and that means reforming the entitlements – Medicaid, Medicare.

— Gary Johnson

I think you should automatically donate your organs because that would turn the balance of organ donation in a huge way. I would donate whatever anybody would take, and I’d probably do the cremation bit.

— George Clooney

We’re on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions.

— Gary Johnson

Balance the federal budget now, not 15 years from now, not 20 years from now, but now. And throw out the entire federal tax system, replace it with a fair tax, a consumption tax, that by all measurements is just that. It’s fair.

— Gary Johnson

I believe we can, and must, strike a balance between our shared American values of religious liberty and freedom from discrimination. My concerns lie with the possible consequences of politically-driven legislation which claims to promote religious liberty but instead rolls back the legal protections held by LGBT Americans.

— Gary Johnson

Let’s abolish the IRS, let’s eliminate income tax, let’s eliminate corporate tax, let’s balance the federal budget, and if we need a tax, it can be one federal consumption tax.

— Gary Johnson

I love finding balance. My favorite thing to do is action-driven, emotionally-charged scenes.

— Geoff Johns

Just as we should never balance the budget on the backs of the poor, so it is an economic delusion to think you can balance it only on the wallets of the rich.

— George Osborne

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

— George Santayana

My Pirelli calendar is hanging on the wall of my friend’s frat house, and he doesn’t know anything about fashion. That balance is what leads to big campaigns outside of fashion. But I never want to choose one or the other. Both commercial and high fashion are what make my job so interesting.

— Gigi Hadid

The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance.

— Gloria Steinem

The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

I am trying to prioritize and keep everything in balance, which for me is not easy.

— Gordon Gee

Budgets that don’t balance, public programs that aren’t funded, pension funds that are running out of money, schools that aren’t funded – How does that help anyone?

— Gina Raimondo

Because there is no cosmic point to the life that each of us perceives on this distant bit of dust at the galaxy’s edge… there is all the more reason for us to maintain in proper balance what we have here. Because there is nothing else. No thing. This is it. And quite enough, all in all.

— Gore Vidal

What the Kinseyites and I had in common so long ago was the knowledge that homosexual and heterosexual behavior are natural to all mammals, and that what differs from individual to individual is the balance between these two complementary but not necessarily conflicted drives.

— Gore Vidal

Women and men grow up with both sexes. Our mothers and fathers mean a lot to us, so it’s just a question of finding a balance between their influences. I’ve found mine. And it tends to be more on the male side. I mean male side the way we understand it in the West.

— Grace Jones

Ender’s Game’ has fabulous opportunities for spectacle, where appropriate, but there’s also a tremendous central character. It’s a balance.

— Gavin Hood

I like writing, and I enjoy it. It’s painful. You can’t get around the pain of writing. I’m still trying to balance on what I think is my creative habit. It varies, but I do know that I need to continue. It helps me with my acting, and the writing helps me be invested in a different way.

— Gbenga Akinnagbe

As far as my projects are concerned, I have always maintained a healthy balance. My south Indian projects have never taken a backseat even though I’ve been busy in Hindi. Both regions have loved me, and being wanted by both the north and south film industries is a compliment by itself.

— Genelia D’Souza

I want to be an entrepreneur too I like the business side of things. When I was younger I wanted to be a vet or a tightrope walker. But I have no sense of balance and I can’t bear animals dying, so I abandoned both ideas.

— Georgia Jagger

The idea of victimage is a dreadful thing, a product of a safe middle-class perspective. What people who are not safe develop is a tragic wisdom, a wisdom that embraces contradiction and seeks a sense of balance rather than going to extremes.

— Gerald Vizenor

Rome holds my psyche in balance. Whenever I’m there, it’s like a holiday.

— Giambattista Valli

I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.

— George Canning

If you spend five minutes with me or watch me try to balance my checkbook, you can only imagine the disaster I would make of anyone’s legal issues.

— Greg Giraldo

I’m not a fanatic about exercising. For me, it’s about moderation and balance.

— Halle Berry

Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and Eddie Cantor… help us keep our balance.

— Hattie McDaniel

But all the money in the world cannot make you happy either, so there has to be a balance.

— Heidi Klum

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.

— Henri Matisse

It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details.

— Henri Poincare

You have to want to put a competitive, Stanley Cup-caliber team on the ice in contrast to wanting to hopefully someday financially break even. So you have to really balance expenses with revenue.

— Henry Samueli

I’m not a professional politician. I’m a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.

— Herman Cain

Sometimes people ask, ‘Does writing make you happy?’ But I think that’s beside the point. It makes you agitated, and continually in a state where you’re off balance. You seldom feel serene or settled.

— Hilary Mantel

At the end of a down day on Wall Street, we all need to be able to sleep peacefully at night. That comfort won’t come from our bank balance.

— Hill Harper

One of the reasons this election is so important is because the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. We need to overturn that terrible Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, and then reform our whole campaign finance system.

— Hillary Clinton

The last 10 years I have had to bulk up for roles and I’m naturally skinny, so I have eaten and killed so many chickens! I wouldn’t even want to count. I need to balance that out.

— Hugh Jackman

It’s a fine balance for an athlete in enjoying the moment and being really satisfied, say, with a run, and with your day, and knowing you can make it better in the future.

— Hannah Kearney

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.

— Hunter S. Thompson

As people grow up and they want more freedom, it’s on an individual basis, children want to have more freedom, you’ve got to allow that, so how do you balance it. I would say let it evolve, move as quickly or slowly as people would like to move.

— Goh Chok Tong

Portfolio theory, as used by most financial planners, recommends that you diversify with a balance of stocks and bonds and cash that’s suitable to your risk tolerance.

— Harry Markowitz

On balance, I am a supporter of the minimum wage going up. We’ve got to be very careful what we wish for because some employers – and there could be a lot of them – will be scared away from hiring new people or creating incremental hours for part-time people as a result of that wage going up.

— Howard Schultz

I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

— Hassan Rouhani

I don’t know if it’s a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I’ve lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry.

— Helen Reddy

The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good.

— Henry Knox

Balance is if you try hard, you work hard then the rewards are in balance with what you put in and what is available.

— Iain Duncan Smith

A lot of me is very up, and you have to have light and shade. They are both important and you have to be able to balance them. You have to admit that sadness is part of you and that it enriches you. I use it in my work.

— Imelda Staunton

The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity, must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality.

— Irving Babbitt

Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other.

— Isabel Allende

Overcome your barriers, intend the best, and be patient. You will enjoy more balance, more growth, more income, and more fun!

— Jack Canfield

A ‘harmonized’ life these days sounds like a tall order. Between housework, homework, workwork, and busywork, there are perpetually too many things to do, and not enough time to find that mythical balance. Nothing is more frustrating than feeling like you’re doing doing doing but getting nothing truly done that you really want.

— Jack Canfield

People talk about balance. Balance is an awful measure of things because it implies a scale that inevitably tips. I like to look through the filter of, ‘Is the life I’m leading consistent with my priorities?’ For me, my family is the ultimate litmus test.

— Ivanka Trump

There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.

— Jack Welch

Mostly I built golf courses the way I played golf, which was left-to-right. But I learned very rapidly that people wanted to see more than just the way I played golf and that I had to balance up what I was doing, right-to-left, left-to-right, etc.

— Jack Nicklaus

A-POC respects that there is a fine balance between the value of the human touch, which can be called artisanal, and the abilities of technology. I like to think of it as poesy and technology.

— Issey Miyake

The fight training was very extensive, a lot of stretching, a lot of coordination of balance exercises.

— Jason Statham

Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.

— Jennifer Lopez

If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it’s me. I don’t feel frightened I feel challenged.

— Jennifer Lopez

On balance, my life has been a constant stream of blessings rather than disappointments and failures and tragedies. I wish I had been re-elected. I think I could have kept our country at peace. I think I could have consolidated what we achieved at Camp David with a treaty between Israel and the Palestinians.

— Jimmy Carter

Well, first of all, let’s go right to it. We’re going to balance the budget. We should live within our own means, and we should read the bills and work with the American people.

— Jeff Sessions

It’s all about balance and, I think, being in the moment.

— Jennie Finch

I would say for every successful black woman in America or in the world, really, it’s difficult to be the head of the household, financially. It is for the man in your life. It can be very hard for them. And there’s a delicate balance. I’m not quite sure I know what that balance is just yet.

— Jill Scott

An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.

— John Locke

The day that the balance between the two sections of the country – the slaveholding States and the non-slaveholding States – is destroyed is a day that will not be far removed from political revolution, anarchy, civil war, and widespread disaster.

— John C. Calhoun

Whenever a new technology is introduced into society, there must be a counterbalancing human response – that is, high touch – or the technology is rejected… We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human nature.

— John Naisbitt

I have a very difficult, high-pressured job. Everyone knows how challenging it is to balance family responsibilities with a job that takes me across the country and working extremely hard.

— Justin Trudeau

I think the extent to which I have any balance at all, any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid and being raised in those isolated rural areas.

— James Earl Jones

Everything is about balance. You can’t work, work, work, work without any play.

— Janelle Monae

I recently read that it’s the left brain that does all that calculating, and the right brain that does the poetry. Somehow I’ve veered way towards the left. I’ve been doing it for years. Maybe I do art to balance it out.

— Jason Mraz

It seems like everybody’s perception of me is very bipolar. To one group, it’s overpaid, overrated to another group, it’s underpaid, underrated, underdog. It’s funny to me because there’s no real balance.

— Jeremy Lin

John Currin’s exaggerated realism and his twisted women kept me off balance, never knowing if they were sincere or ironic or some new emotion.

— Jerry Saltz

I see around 100 shows a month, going from Niketown-size palaces where you feel like yelling, to storefronts in Bushwick. Each has to pay the bills keep artists happy and cope with collectors (oy!), curators (ay-yi-yi), critics (woo-hoo!), and occasionally plumbers. That their fiscal life often hangs in the balance only adds to the energy.

— Jerry Saltz

I don’t have many litmus tests, but this is one: Any candidate who doesn’t understand that we need to balance the budget should not be president of the United States.

— Jim DeMint

For me it’s important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time.

— John Frusciante

There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying.

— John Philip Sousa

With their bright color and fantastic balance of acidity and sweetness, tomatoes are a natural refresher and the perfect element for meals on warm and sultry days.

— Jose Andres

It was a blast. I was doing everything that teenagers do and everything people in their twenties do. I was playing as hard as I was working, which was an effort to really balance my life.

— Jason Bateman

If you decide you need a secured card, use it to charge small items every month, then pay the balance off in full. If your credit score improves, and the bank doesn’t offer to upgrade your card within 12 to 18 months, give them a call. If they refuse, try another lender.

— Jean Chatzky

By working toward a financial objective, you’ll start to see the money add up for retirement or the credit card balance go down. But it doesn’t have an immediate impact on your day-to-day life, and when it does – like when you’re pinching pennies to save more – the immediate impact could feel negative.

— Jean Chatzky

I keep my weight low, although you need to be able to move your weight around the race car to change the balance. I’m 6ft and I’m 70kg so I haven’t much fat on me.

— Jenson Button

I love yoga… I also see an Ayurvedic doctor, which is an ancient Indian thing. I go and see the doctor to balance my system twice a year it’s preventative. They take my pulse, give me some herbs, and tell me what I should eat and what I should avoid. They rub oil on me too, it’s so lovely. It’s like a detox.

— Jerry Hall

My acting has always been in the world of comedy, but in my writing, other than writing sketches, I really am drawn to the balance between comedy and drama. I like things that sort of toe that line of one minute you’re in this emotional space and then all of the sudden something happens.

— Jim Rash

Let’s be clear: raising taxes during a very slow recovery is likely to lead to another recession, and it will do absolutely nothing to balance the budget.

— John Fleming

America is one of the biggest businesses in the world, and the people who run it can’t balance their budget. We need business people in there and lobbyists out of there.

— John Paul DeJoria

I think DOOM had just the right mix of elements that keep people coming back to it: great monsters, excellent weapons with great balance, a spooky environment and extreme speed.

— John Romero

I do love doing action, but if I can balance the scale by doing other kinds of films that satisfy my creative ambitions, that feels really important.

— Jai Courtney

It’s like doctors can’t save all their patients, but, on balance, Bain under Gov. Romney created well over 100,000 jobs, which is certainly more than has been created in the Obama administration because we’re down over 500,000 over the last three-and-a-half years.

— Jim Talent

I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority. First family, and then career. It’s a delicate balance.

— Jimmy Cliff

I was just very conscious that I could either bore people by having the music be similar for too long, or I could just wear them out and bore them in a different way by having it changing too much every minute or two minutes. So, there was that kind of balance to get right.

— Jonny Greenwood

Initially I was very drawn to the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist philosophy. It was helping me deal with the balance of these external and internal issues with my chess life. Tai chi is the martial embodiment of Taoist philosophy. Initially, I had no intention of competing in the martial arts it was just the meditation.

— Joshua Waitzkin

Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.

— Julia Ward Howe

The epistolary form is one of the hardest to write. It’s so hard to show something that’s bigger in a letter. Plus, you have to have the balance of how many letters are going to work to tell the story and how few are going to make it fall apart.

— Jacqueline Woodson

New Zealand needs to balance its environmental responsibilities with its economic opportunities, because the risk is that if you don’t do that – and you want to lead the world – then you might end up getting unintended consequences.

— John Key

I think we do have to take off the gloves in some areas, but within balance, and at the right time and the right way, and for the right reason and with full understanding of what the consequences of that might be.

— John O. Brennan

I believe our foreign assistance should be scrutinized, should be debated, and that we should strike the right balance, but in all cases the foreign assistance that we provide around the world should be used to further our national security interests.

— John Sununu

But, on balance, we seized the marketplace. We’ve got a great infrastructure. And yes it’s struggling in some areas because of some external factors and some internal factors.

— Jim Cantalupo

The mers were also designed to reproduce only at long intervals, in order to maintain the natural balance of the environment in which they were placed.

— Joan D. Vinge

The thing we have to be careful of is that the Internet is a global communications medium, and if one country tips the balance in regulating its use or regulating what companies or individuals do on the web, it could have an economic impact that might be unintended, quite frankly, by the regulations themselves.

— John W. Thompson

But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls’ point of view, I’ve heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well.

— Jason Biggs

I’m a believer in the parent first, friend second philosophy, and trying to find that balance.

— Jenna Fischer

Can they do both? That’s a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it’s everything, you know, it’s social life, it’s academics, it’s sports.

— Joan Cusack

However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it.

— Joseph Butler

Touring and promoting and recording take a lot of time, it’s just getting the right balance that’s important.

— Jamelia

You can’t kill your way to success in a counter insurgency effort. You have to protect the people, get the civil military balance right, train the locals, and practice effective strategic communications.

— James G. Stavridis

Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions – of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.

— James Mark Baldwin

I’m not striving for fame, that’s for sure. I don’t particularly like the idea of celebrity. I would like to be successful with my music, so I realise that there’s a balance to be made there.

— Jamie Lawson

It’s a fine line to find that balance: to show people enough to give them the promise of something unique, and something they want to see, but at the same time make sure that when they show up for the movie, they’re surprised by what they eventually get.

— Joseph Kosinski

In the state of Michigan, where I served in the state Legislature, there was a lot of shuffling of money between one year and the other to balance the budget.

— Justin Amash

I usually balance out autobiography with goofy, amusing stuff to help keep the humour in my more serious work.

— Jeffrey Brown

It’s really important to have balance, spend some time in nature, go to a few parties, enjoy my friends and really chill out.

— Joakim Noah

Sometimes it takes a while to find that perfect balance between knowing who you are, what your sound is, and building the right team to make that happen. Once it all really comes together and it makes sense, both for the audience and your fans, there’s no stopping you.

— Judith Hill

What has helped me prevent injuries is being connected and having my body aligned. Every morning, I roll out and then work on my core and my balance.

— Julia Mancuso

Some people must go to extremes to get the world in balance for themselves. Some can’t bear bright lights, so wherever they go they search for the dark they turn the lights down, anything to sustain some level of comfort.

— Julian Schnabel

It was Dell who came out with their build-on-demand process, where they are able to keep a zero balance inventory. That means they don’t purchase parts until an order is received. That is a way to greatly reduced overhead, since you don’t need to warehouse parts or overstock parts you may not end up using.

— Jonathan Raymond

The only secret to food combination is a balance of protein, carbs and fat – they all play a key role in our health.

— Jorge Cruise

There’s certainly pressure to find your audience early. You need to paint the picture, but it’s tough trying to find the balance between a show that people can tune in on any given week while still grabbing the people who are there every week.

— Jorge Garcia

I don’t believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.

— Joschka Fischer

You have to make one thing a priority and achieve balance that way, rather than trying to do everything all at once.

— Jan Fields

When we talk about the things at Airbnb that are challenging and that they are going to have to overcome, the parallels with eBay are across the board. It’s community management. It’s making sure the marketplace is in balance – the right amount of buyers and sellers.

— Jeff Jordan

A director will always tell you, when you go in to do a scene, ‘You go as big as you want, and I’ll tell you when to come down.’ And I found that on ‘Shameless,’ you can’t follow that rule because they will never tell you to come down. So, I’ve had to find my own balance with when it makes sense to get this upset or angry.

— Jeremy Allen White

On balance, I would say that anybody who reminds our lords and masters that the computerized society is fragile… has definitely done a service to the public at large.

— John Brunner

I usually balance school by doing online classes and regular classes – that has helped me a lot, and I’m able to get my schoolwork done while I’m traveling too.

— Jordyn Wieber

I’m reluctantly interested in love and helplessly interested in logic and yet they’re so conflicting. And they’re both necessary for a happy balance, a happy existence… I think.

— Laura Marling

There’s a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama’s done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece.

— Lindsey Graham

At age nine, I got a paper route. Sixty-six papers had to be delivered to sixty-six families every day. I also had to collect thirty cents a week from each customer. I owed the paper twenty cents per customer per week, and got to keep the rest. When I didn’t collect, the balance came out of my profit. My average income was six dollars a week.

— Lou Holtz

No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.

— Louise L. Hay

In these difficult financial times for so many of our districts, as our local leaders strive to balance their budgets by cutting services, we would be irresponsible not to invest in the arts.

— Louise Slaughter

Through Duke Energy’s strong balance sheet and electric generation expertise, and Piedmont’s understanding of natural gas markets and proficient operations, the combined company will be well-positioned for a future that may require additional natural gas infrastructure and services to meet the needs of our customers.

— Lynn Good

I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz. They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.

— Lynn Swann

The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.

— Lascelles Abercrombie

The single currency should allow the European Union, and therefore France, to balance its monetary strength with the United States. It should help us adjust to the development of China.

— Laurent Fabius

When you get quick fame and success and exposure, it makes you feel dizzy, and I didn’t want to lose my balance ’cause that’s something I’ve been struggling with for so many years. I’m not fond of the idea of making it in Hollywood. That’s not my aim otherwise, I would have settled down in Los Angeles.

— Ludivine Sagnier

Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment.

— Lynn Abbey

On the balance beam, sometimes it’s really hard to stay on if you’re having some rough times.

— Liang Chow

I really would like to start a family as well. Whether I can balance the two or have to decide one or the other way, I’m not sure what will happen.

— Libby Trickett

I certainly think you could look at the business side of how WWE was run, which was as a conservative company with little debt and strong cash balance.

— Linda McMahon

Balancing my film career and my music will be something I’m just going to have to deal with, as it happens. I think I can balance it out the choices will probably be pretty clear. If there’s a movie I just have to do, I will work the music around it.

— Lukas Haas

I personally take cues directly from the script, then I like to surprise the other actors. But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up, down or out emotionally. You have to balance the craft with spontaneity.

— Lusia Strus

There was a period when I really had to ask myself, ‘What does acting mean to me?’ I’m not someone who’s content being famous, with that whole lifestyle. I had to realize I could find a balance between what I like to do and what people think you’re ‘supposed’ to do as an actress.

— Lecy Goranson

Jimmy says he’ll never tell a lie. Well, I lie all the time. I have to – to balance the family ticket.

— Lillian Gordy Carter

I’m not saying anything that’s unknown, but movies are always cut down and there’s a lot of complexity within the film that is not always widely accepted by the general audience, which is just a reality a movie of a certain size, they don’t want people to be too – it’s a balance of how deep to keep going with these ideas.

— Len Wiseman

I try to keep a balance. I actually believe that children want normal parents, they don’t want celebrities or important parents or anything different from all the other parents.

— Linda Hamilton

Well, first of all the Dominion Bureau of Statistics made a survey in the spring of 1970, which showed that on balance the difference in the cost of living between Canadian cities and American cities was 5 % to the advantage, of course, to the Canadian cities.

— Leonard Woodcock

When I made the leap from category romance to larger single-title books, I was encouraged to make the book ‘big,’ and suspense was allowed. Over the years, I’ve been able to write the kind of books I love, with a balance of suspense and romance. How lucky am I?

— Lisa Jackson

Though teenagers are generally very interested in sports, they must realise that education is the most important thing in their lives. They must find the right balance.

— Kapil Dev

Christy Turlington is my idol. She really is. She’s a gorgeous woman inside and out. I admire her work in the charity field. She’s just been able to balance it all – and gracefully, as well.

— Karlie Kloss

I like to balance competing with studying. It’s hard work at the moment, but it could be worse.

— Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I think what we’ve been able to do with ‘Longmire’ is balance this procedural with a bit of a soap opera, and it’s a character study of this character, Walt Longmire, and the people around him.

— Katee Sackhoff

There’s something peculiar about writing fiction. It requires an interesting balance between seeing the world as a child and having the wisdom of a middle-aged person. The further you get from childhood and the experience of the teenage years, the greater the danger of losing that wellspring.

— Kazuo Ishiguro

I love being brown, so I love using Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder. I use it everywhere: my forehead, my cheekbones, a little bit by my chin. It gives me a golden balance that I really like. I also use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector for my highlighter right underneath my eye. It’s a pretty color – it’s not too much and not too little.

— Keke Palmer

In the case of Enron, we balance our positions all the time.

— Kenneth Lay

I like getting to be in the adult world a little bit and then getting to be in the mom world and cook dinners. And, for me, that balance is what makes it nice.

— Keri Russell

Together, we can create something new, something bold, and something to act as a check and balance to Washington’s out-of-touch agenda.

— Kevin McCarthy

I believe as human beings we are out of balance, out of synch with the earth.

— Kevin Richardson

Work-life balance for founders doesn’t look like work-life balance for everyone else. Starting a company isn’t a nine-to-six job – or a nine-to-nine job, or a nine-to-midnight job.

— Kathryn Minshew

Most weeks, I work 100-plus hours on TheMuse.com. There are definitions of ‘work-life balance’ that would say I have none.

— Kathryn Minshew

Stacey Napp understands the ugly side of divorce – which is often the side that involves money. In fact, she understands it so well that in 2008 she started a business, Balance Point Divorce Funding, which invests in divorce and probate litigation, helping clients cover costs in exchange for a share of the winnings.

— Katie Hafner

Our balance sheet provides us with the ability to act on investment opportunities in appropriate areas that diversify and broaden our portfolio, including the gas and energy sector.

— Kerry Stokes

The Fed contributed to the financial crisis, keeping interest rates too low for too long. I give them credit for responding and stabilizing the economy and the financial sector during the crisis. But then they tried to do too much with quantitative easing that went on forever, just dramatically exploding their balance sheets.

— Kevin Brady

Balance is key: I need to be successful in my career to feel fulfilled, be surrounded by people I care about to share it with, and have my health to be able to do the things I love to do!

— Kiana Tom

American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region.

— Kim Dae Jung

Balance is so important. We all have to cut up our clock to find out what works for you. If you’re ineffective, you’re using bad clock management, and you have to adjust. Using a basketball reference, the team who wins is the team that can make adjustments in real time.

— Kim Fields

Unfortunately, our stock is somehow not well understood by the markets. The market compares us with generic companies. We need to look at Biocon as a bellwether stock. A stock that is differentiated, a stock that is focused on R&D, and a very, very strong balance sheet with huge value drivers at the end of it.

— Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

I would definitely love to continue acting, and I also really enjoy school, so I would like to balance the two somehow.

— Kara Hayward

One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good – he and the world is saved. When he does one evil deed the scale is tipped to the bad – he and the world is destroyed.

— Maimonides

When I started Netscape I was brand new out of college and all the aspects of building a business, like balance sheets and hiring people, were new to me.

— Marc Andreessen

There’s always more demands than there’s time to meet them, so it’s constantly a matter of trying to balance them.

— Marc Andreessen

You have to balance, but you can be aggressive as a chef. It benefits the food. You have to be passionate. You can’t be angry cooking.

— Marcus Samuelsson

I’m an avid runner and play soccer every weekend, but I also have to constantly watch what I eat, and I’m always thinking about how to balance my meals.

— Marcus Samuelsson

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.’

— Marilyn vos Savant

I think France should be free, independent, and be the cultural heart of the world because those play a balance in the world.

— Marine Le Pen

I don’t believe in balance, not in the classic way.

— Marissa Mayer

A brushstroke of vanity is good to add into the mix, to balance your timidity. We’re all blessed with a lot of timidity and a lot of worry and anxiety, and vanity is a good antidote.

— Mel Brooks

Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north.

— Michael Pollan

What I tell my kids is, ‘I’m preparing you for college and for life. So, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, figuring out how to make that balance. We still have screen-time rules.’

— Michelle Obama

I don’t eat a ton of pasta or bread. But I eat dessert almost every night, and I drink. You need a bit of balance, and I’ve found mine.

— Misty Copeland

Everyone else has some interest in economic growth and development, which often happens at the expense of the environment and community. We need the other side to join this to check and balance.

— Ma Jun

It has been shown that public participation can limit powerful interest groups, while competing interests can help find a reasonable balance between development and environmental protection.

— Ma Jun

When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there’s those days when you feel like Superman. It’s just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better.

— Mac Miller

Common wisdom dictates that the vice president should provide balance to the ticket by representing a different part of the country, another set of experiences, or a basketful of electoral votes.

— Madeleine M. Kunin

Actors, like it or not, their voices carry deeply into the culture: people look towards them for attitudes, for right or wrong, and today, the mainstream media doesn’t really balance the unheard.

— Mark Ruffalo

I can look at cancer as a disease that picks me out and ‘why me,’ or I can look at it through love and say, ‘This is a wake-up call. This is my body telling me: ‘Hey, you’re out of balance here. It’s time to get in line with yourself.’

— Melissa Etheridge

They shaved a little piece of bone off my small toe. You see, you balance yourself a certain way and this toe had grown under the other ones. So he cut it loose, where I could balance myself and it makes me walk straight.

— Merle Haggard

You eventually have to figure out how to balance the books. So that’s the reason I gave up my day job to come do this was to go fight to create the space where spending matches America’s capacity to tax, and that means economic growth and a smaller, humbler federal government.

— Mike Pompeo

When you can, it’s good to make healthy choices. But, I also believe in balance. It’s not about being 100 percent this way or that way. It’s about making healthy choices when you can.

— Miranda Kerr

In several short years, Obama has fundamentally shifted the balance away from the individual and toward government, and has altered the national psyche from self-reliance to ever-growing reliance on government.

— Monica Crowley

I think recharging is important, absolutely. Every now and then, you need maybe a couple of weeks to just chill out and let your emotions balance themselves out a little bit.

— Malin Akerman

Balance in life is the key, as Aristotle taught us. Nobody likes a naive Pollyanna, but neither do we like to be around people who are constantly complaining and finding fault.

— Mark Skousen

I totally let myself indulge, but I make little deals with myself. If I have an extra cupcake, I’ll run a couple of extra miles. I think it’s all about balance and not getting into extremes with dieting and exercising. Having a healthy attitude is important, too!

— Megan Hilty

Anyone who’s promoting the exact diet that they were in previous years probably isn’t keeping up with the latest science, though in general, the balance of evidence has remained remarkably consistent – centering one’s diet around whole plant foods.

— Michael Greger

We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don’t believe in Americans, who will?

— Mitch Daniels

I try to balance it out on the whole. Being a mum is always the priority. Next, it’s taking care of yourself. Right now, I get to only work two days a week – it’s a dream. I can’t imagine how hard it is for mothers who work 40 hours a week.

— Marcia Cross

I’ve worked with just as many talented women as I have talented men, and I feel fortunate enough to have that great balance.

— M. Ward

We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas.

— Mac Thornberry

Right now, I’d like to just continue on a series where I am doing good work with a balance of comedy and drama. That and do occasional features and movies.

— Mario Lopez

I am nearly the worst role model for a healthy person. To me, a healthy person is someone in balance. Sometimes you eat hamburgers, sometimes salad sometimes you move, sometimes you don’t. I eat more healthily than unhealthily, but I do sometimes eat unhealthy food.

— Magnus Scheving

As far as the balance between being a journalist, being an artist, being a storyteller – documentary filmmakers are all three of those things. The balance between them is affected by the film itself, the topic of the film.

— Marshall Curry

I’ve got an extreme bias toward governors… they know what it’s like to make hard decisions. They know what it’s like to actually balance a budget – have a budget, first of all, and have a balanced budget.

— Matt Mead

I was very immature when I was young, and for me there was no balance. Everything was just all or nothing.

— Mickey Rourke

The budget enforcement rules of the 1990s were an important part of getting the budget back into balance. It was done on a bipartisan basis. Those pay-as-you-go rules were tested and they worked. We are now in a one-party system, and we have thrown them out.

— Melissa Bean

All of us are probably three people. We’re probably the person that we think we are, and we’re probably the person that you or somebody else perceives us to be, and… frankly, we’re probably somewhere in the middle. And I think that it’s important that there be a balance with respect to how individuals are – you know, are looked at.

— Michael Ovitz

I always prided myself on being apart from the ruling class. I think it’s always important, not just in Washington but in life, to be able to able to balance your sense of belonging with what it’s like to be someone who doesn’t belong.

— Mark Leibovich

There’s always been a struggle with filmmakers between art and industry, and you have to find a balance.

— Michel Hazanavicius

Strike the right balance between your outfit and makeup. Make a statement with one, not both.

— Madeline Zima

When a man lacks mental balance in pneumonia he is said to be delirious. When he lacks mental balance without the pneumonia, he is pronounced insane by all smart doctors.

— Martin H. Fischer

A lot of people thought my career was over. If you’re not releasing records, then something must be wrong. Either the record company doesn’t like your music, or you’ve been dropped. It has to something negative. It’s not like you wanted to take a break, or want some balance, or smell the roses.

— Maxwell

Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration.

— Mike Rutherford

The fate of Syria hangs in the balance, but it is entirely possible that the fall of the Assad regime will result in anarchy and cause Syria to turn into a second Afghanistan, a base for anti-Israel terrorism.

— Martin Van Creveld

I find being a mother is a huge advantage. Of course, I’m probably a little more tired than I might be if I didn’t have children, but I think they provide me the balance that I need to keep my mind off of lifting.

— Melanie Roach

When I’m in the gym, I’m in the gym, and that is my focus. But when I’m not in the gym, I’m enjoying being a mom and taking care of those responsibilities .. They really do provide me with the balance that I need to be a more complete athlete.

— Melanie Roach

Too often, investors are the target of fraudulent schemes disguised as investment opportunities. As you know, if the balance is tipped to the point where investors are not confident that there are appropriate protections, investors will lose confidence in our markets, and capital formation will ultimately be made more difficult and expensive.

— Mary Schapiro

After that I couldn’t show my face outside. I lost my identity and balance. I was still living with my parents, and they were my only friends. For so many people, this thing with the nurse was confirmation that I must be mad or mentally ill.

— Mathias Rust

I am usually a pacer. I go to the balcony to check the sight lines way up there, to check the sound system to see how the balance is.

— Maury Yeston

I see lines of space. I break things down into lines and space, and I balance.

— Michael Moschen

I learned how to horseback ride in English style, which is very hard, by the way. I had no idea how challenging it was. I’ve always ridden horses, but Western is like riding a horse in a rocking chair, as opposed to English, where you have to balance and hold on with your legs.

— Minka Kelly

I know some people say, ‘You must have life balance.’ I don’t have that.

— Molly Holzschlag

I have never made statements like, ‘I’m quitting TV’ or ‘I’m quitting Bollywood.’ I have always wanted to strike a balance between the two.

— Mona Singh

People think: ‘If this photographer’s looking like a big jerk-off, maybe it’s okay if I do.’ I like to catch my subjects off balance a bit.

— Mick Rock

Acting and the navy seem to balance each other out – I’ve not surrendered over to the complete process of the navy, nor have I surrendered to the ego-driven process of acting.

— Mark Hadlow

We’ve got to start worrying about America. And if we don’t start dealing with the debt we have and the deficit spending we have in Washington, politics doesn’t matter, because the American people do realize that they have to balance their budgets.

— Marlin Stutzman

We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven’t invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven’t even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us.

— Michael Bennett

Sometimes, I think the best kind of poem is one in which there is an acute balance between what is humorous and that which is very serious. That balance is very hard to strike. But it can be done.

— N. Scott Momaday

I think that when you are on a four-inch balance beam, you don’t care about laughing or smiling or waving to the crowd because you’re going to be down in a second.

— Nadia Comaneci

Buying found objects means repurposing something that was already made years before, sometimes decades before. It strikes a nice balance between the new and used equation we should strive for in our lives.

— Nate Berkus

In the balance of my professional life, I’ve had the privilege of the working as a practicing lawyer and teacher.

— Neil Gorsuch

The trick, when you’re flirting, is figuring how to keep a balance between being engaging enough to retain someone’s attention and not seeming overly available. So you tease a person a little.

— Neil Strauss

In particular, I want to set a challenge to public bodies and private companies to improve gender balance on their own boards.

— Nicola Sturgeon

If you’re getting different prescriptions from different doctors, there has to be some sort of check and balance in there somewhere.

— Nikki Sixx

Sooner and later you will see great changes made, dreadful horrors and vengeances. For as the Moon is thus led by its angel, the heavens draw near to the Balance.

— Nostradamus

Each moment calls for a different stylistic essence and a different sense of impact, and mastery of this balance is an art form – a very learnable art form.

— Nina Garcia

With sushi, it is all about balance. Sometimes they cut the fish too thick, sometimes too thin. Often the rice is overcooked or undercooked. Not enough rice vinegar or too much.

— Nobu Matsuhisa

I wonder if people who see ‘Blade’ will have even seen my other movies. But I don’t want all my movies to be in a vacuum. I need a balance because one pays, and the other doesn’t.

— Parker Posey

The United States prides itself on being the richest country in the world. Yet we can’t balance the budget, pay for education, or take care of the aged and infirm.

— Paul Hawken

Throughout the industrial era, economists considered manufactured capital – money, factories, etc. – the principal factor in industrial production, and perceived natural capital as a marginal contributor. The exclusion of natural capital from balance sheets was an understandable omission. There was so much of it, it didn’t seem worth counting.

— Paul Hawken

Get digital scales because, for baking, balance scales just aren’t accurate enough: it’s all in the weighing up.

— Paul Hollywood

I’m going to continue to try to strike a balance, because I really, really do love doing stand-up, and I don’t see why it should affect the acting.

— Patton Oswalt

Asymmetric balance creates greater reader interest. Pleasure derived from observing asymmetrical arrangements lies partly in overcoming resistances, which, consciously or not, the spectator adjusts in his own mind.

— Paul Rand

While President Obama shirks his responsibility to advance solutions to our fiscal challenges, he can no longer hide from the merciless math of the balance sheet. Conservatives have made certain of that.

— Paul Ryan

The president – every president – works for us. We don’t work for him. We sometimes lose track of this, or rather get the balance wrong. Respect is due and must be palpable, but now and then you have to press, to either force them to be forthcoming or force them to reveal that they won’t be.

— Peggy Noonan

When a loved one disappears, you continue to live with the accompaniment of that person. One has to find a balance between joy and sorrow.

— Philippe Petit

When you balance it against New Order, New Order don’t work or tour relentlessly. We definitely work in our own way and sometimes it’s a bit too slow for me, so I like to plan ahead and fill my time up.

— Peter Hook

It’s like a rugby team. If you’re picking for the World Cup final, you’re picking experience with youth. Everything is better off having that balance and that mix. I think that, especially, goes for the monarchy as well.

— Prince William

It’s almost negligible sleep and insane amounts of plane rides, but I’m doing it. Your body is screaming out to you to not abuse it so much, but I love what I do in my Hindi films as well as with ‘Quantico,’ and I want to be able to balance both.

— Priyanka Chopra

The things that have really gotten confusing to me is how you balance the desires of your publishers to produce things on a schedule, and people are always sort of giving you ideas on what you should follow up with or how you should proceed next and things like that.

— Paolo Bacigalupi

It was extremely hard going from being a parent of one to a parent of three, because now all these instant decisions have to be made about how you balance out the time and attention between them.

— Patricia Richardson

With the world changing fast, we needed capital for investments. There’s only so much bandwidth in your own balance sheet.

— Patrick Whitesell

If the Republicans get control back of the United States Senate, we will no longer have a check and balance on the White House, on the Republican Congress.

— Patty Murray

We benefit, intellectually and personally, from the interplay between different selves, from the balance between long-term contemplation and short-term impulse. We should be wary about tipping the scales too far. The community of selves shouldn’t be a democracy, but it shouldn’t be a dictatorship, either.

— Paul Bloom

I’m no online whiz, but I’m not a Luddite, either. I love that we have these laptops and tablets and smart phones they’re awesome and convenient and all that. It’s more about maintaining balance. Technology should always be a predicate of the true subject: our individual humanity, our examined lives.

— Paul Harding

I used to be that crazy person that was strict about what I did and didn’t eat. I was so diligent with exercise. And as soon as I stopped thinking about it, I lost weight. I wasn’t stressing about it. The balance and relaxing is what’s really helped me.

— Phoebe Tonkin

I just think in this world of extreme religious pluralism, the great spectrum of things ranging from the healthy and the respectable, and the balance and the true and tried, you go down to quite bizarre things which are very risky for people, particularly people who are young or vulnerable or unable to discriminate.

— Peter Hollingworth

If you’re writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you’re writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it’s towards another point. I won’t make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece.

— Peter Maxwell Davies

There’s a certain amount of tyranny in all of us to some extent, and in some people it’s much more developed than in others. It’s a different balance which makes us all different.

— Paula Fox

There are still deep-seated structural problems that threaten the economic balance in the world: Between the United States and China, for example, but also within Europe. We have taken a few steps toward taming the financial markets, but we haven’t come nearly far enough to rule out a repetition of the crisis.

— Peer Steinbruck

It was immediately apparent that it was full of tricky ingredients to balance. In fact, I found it very intriguing. What held me back from saying yes to the producer was that I wasn’t sure who could play Truman.

— Peter Weir

My grandmother’s first husband was a spiritualist medium. What fascinates me about that is the balance between conviction and sincerity and trickery, which is also something that novelists are very familiar with.

— Pat Barker

I’m the guy who’s started businesses, I’ve been a small business owner. I’ve employed hundreds of Pennsylvanians. I know how to get jobs moving in the private sector, rein in the excesses in Washington, and bring some balance to a town that’s lost all balance.

— Pat Toomey

We had representatives of most every ethnic group in the public school, and I always felt that this gave me a sense of balance about those ethnic problems that was useful to me in later life, and particularly in political life.

— Prescott Bush

I have been firming up and making changes in my roster for 2001. This needs to be done from now and then, to make sure what you are booking is working, and to keep a balance in your roster that works.

— Pat Garrett

There’s a balance in my life. There’s reality, and there’s the part that looks really glamorous, but we’re all just people in the end.

— Olivia Newton-John

I think the tricky balance, the most important thing more than the horror is to have a compelling story, compelling drama, a show about great characters that you care about and you want to come back every week to see what they’re up to.

— Oren Peli

Life is about balance, and we all have to make the effort in areas that we can to enable us to make a difference.

— Orlando Bloom

You can drive an SUV, but there’s a balance. If you do that, maybe use energy-efficient light bulbs at home or just be conscious of switching off lights. If you can afford to drive an SUV, maybe you can afford to make a donation to a wind farm or plant some trees. It’s all about balance.

— Orlando Bloom

The American ‘unum’ has been lost since the Sixties. If this continues, there will soon be no unifying American identity and vision to balance the ‘pluribus,’ and the days of the Republic will be numbered.

— Os Guinness

As an illustrator you need to understand the human body – but having looked at and understood nature, you must develop an ability to look away and capture the balance between what you’ve seen and what you imagine.

— Quentin Blake

I think it is the fact that birds are two-legged, like us, which gives them something of our balance and gesture and makes them nearer to us.

— Quentin Blake

We’re programmed to believe that time is the enemy, that it takes away from us or that it diminishes us. I have found that it’s done the opposite to me. Life is in perfect balance. It’s just that our perception of it isn’t.

— Queen Rania of Jordan

I think that if you can achieve a balance, then you appease a lot of yourself and your career and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while.

— Ray Liotta

So, you need to balance it out with bigger and smaller movies.

— Ray Liotta

I run a lot. I have this five-mile run that I try and do a few times a week. If I do more, I get shin splints and it drives me mad, so I have to balance it.

— Richard Hammond

I want to keep audiences off balance, so they don’t know who I am or how to take me. If I duck and weave, as Frank Bruno might say, I’ll have a longer shelf life.

— Robert Carlyle

John F. Kennedy went to bed at 3:30 in the morning on November 9, 1960, uncertain whether he had defeated Richard Nixon for the presidency. He thought he had won, but six states hung in the balance, and after months of exhaustive campaigning, he was too tired to stay awake any longer.

— Robert Dallek

Going into auditions, there is a wonderful butterfly feeling in your stomach – an equal balance of being utterly terrified and exhilarated that this is your chance.

— Rose Leslie

If you force legislators to balance, at the end of the day, if it has to be balanced, then they step up and they become legislators and can find out where to cut.

— Rand Paul

There is a sense of purity in theatre which always attracts me. Deep down, I feel I am more of an artist than a commodity, which Bollywood turns you into. I want to strike a balance.

— Randeep Hooda

Being single has its ups and downs, and being in a relationship has its ups and downs. It depends on how you balance it and how you handle your problems within your relationship.

— R. Kelly

It’s a constant challenge trying to find balance between styling, designing and being a mom.

— Rachel Zoe

Even in democratic society, we don’t have good answers how to balance the need for security on one hand and the protection of free speech on the other in our digital networks.

— Rebecca MacKinnon

A number of countries, including Russia and China, have put forward proposals to regulate aspects of the Internet like ‘crime’ and ‘security’ that are currently unregulated at the global level due to lack of international consensus over what those terms actually mean or over how to balance enforcement with the protection of citizens’ rights.

— Rebecca MacKinnon

I always like balance. If I’m playing rock music all the time, chances are I’ll start craving some lighter, poppier stuff, both to listen to and to play. I compare music to massage. If someone’s been working on your back for a long time, you really want them to move down to your legs or something.

— Rivers Cuomo

Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington, restore the rightful balance between the state and federal government.

— Rick Perry

Taxpayers need a businessman who knows how to create jobs, cut costs and balance budgets.

— Rick Scott

Without a Prospero-Caliban relationship to balance the Prospero-Ariel one, ‘The Tempest’ loses much of its resonance.

— Robert Gottlieb

Every great dance company, even when it seems poised in perfect balance, needs constant renewal of both repertory and performers.

— Robert Gottlieb

If the government can make money, what on earth does it collect taxes for you and me for? Why don’t it make what money it wants, take the taxes out, and give the balance to us?

— Robert Green Ingersoll

Architecture produces a musical mood in our inner being, and we notice that even though the elements of architecture and music appear to be so alien in the outer world, through this musical mood engendered in us, our experience of architecture brings about a reconciliation, a balance between these two elements.

— Rudolf Steiner

Bonuses balance my budget in New York City. The bigger the bonuses on Wall Street, the more money I had to spend on poor people. The New York City budget is determined greatly by the bonuses given on Wall Street.

— Rudy Giuliani

I like comfy feet. If I’m not barefoot, you’ll probably find me with a pair of New Balance on.

— Reid Scott

If I’m not barefoot, you’ll probably find me with a pair of New Balance on. And I’m not one of those hipster-jump-on-the-band-wagon-ironically-cool NB fans. I’ve been rocking those kicks since they were true nerd shoes. Since the ’80s, yo! Word.

— Reid Scott

I think ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ can stand proudly in the pantheon of the great Disney animated films. It’s a fairy tale disguised as something more contemporary. With its balance of heart and comedy, it is still very much rooted in the Disney legacy.

— Rich Moore

Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit. Work hard to develop a balance. Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other.

— Richard G. Scott

The United States as usual has a sizable deficit in the current account of its balance of payments, trade account and other current accounts, current account items.

— Robert C. Solomon

Back in those days, in the fifties and sixties, countries had balance of payment’s deficits or surpluses, those were reflected much more than today in movements of reserves among countries.

— Robert C. Solomon

So if the euro, if Euroland is to become a reserve center, if the euro is to become a reserve currency, Euroland will have to have a deficit in its overall balance of payments.

— Robert C. Solomon

The body needs its rest, and sleep is extremely important in any health regimen. There should be three main things: eating, exercise and sleep. All three together in the right balance make for a truly healthy lifestyle.

— Rohit Shetty

In writing, I try to find the right balance between momentum and infinity, truth and beauty.

— Romesh Gunesekera

Cezanne produced precarious little worlds that almost, almost, almost lose their balance but somehow hold themselves together, creating tension, beauty and danger all at once.

— Robert Krulwich

The Rice Dream rice milk is like a savior in my life, and I couldn’t live without it. The Earth Balance soy butter is so good you could eat it with a spoon.

— Rory Freedman

As far as developing a career as an actress, I think it’s a fine balance between trying to just work, and also be true to yourself.

— Rachel True

I champion sensibly designed racial affirmative action, not because I have benefited from it personally – though I have. I support it because, on balance, it is conducive to the public good.

— Randall Kennedy

Either systems are in balance or they are falling apart. If people are acting in what appears to be a twisted way, I want to know the reason for that.

— Raymond E. Feist

There are a lot of things that I love, but if you’re just completely invested in those things, their opposite can kick you over… So the trick is finding out how to maintain your balance when you’re in situations with the people who make you happy and when you’re not.

— Rebecca De Mornay

Painting, for me, is a dynamic balance and wholeness of life it is mysterious and transcending, yet solid and real.

— Richard Pousette-Dart

Certain things do not effect me anymore, which is not always good. There is always commotion, but I notice that hardly anything affects me or puts me out of balance.

— Ruud van Nistelrooy

When I interview celebrities, I always try to throw them off balance. My favorite is to ask ’em about crazy sex stuff like donkey punches and Monroe transfers. Works every time.

— Rachel Perry

We have to invest in developing Villa Park, allowing us to generate our own revenue streams. At the same time, of course, there’s a balance between growing long-term and getting the instant results we all crave as fans.

— Randy Lerner

The nice thing about a series is you can end on cliffhangers all the time. You can be like, ‘You know what? Here we go, this person just died, end of book.’ And with the end of the series, you’re very conscious of all the plotlines that were left hanging. There’s a balance there to wrap those up but still leave it exciting.

— Richelle Mead

I think that the balance needs to be restored, and I would note that in the camp in which I am in, one finds libraries, universities, the Internet industry, the manufacturers of digital media, and consumers.

— Rick Boucher

It was a Republican, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who first protected the Arctic Refuge to balance the oil development at Prudhoe Bay with responsible conservation.

— Robert Dold

The students realize that it’s their life I’m talking about: it’s out of balance, they’re struggling to put it into balance. How are they going to do it?

— Robert McKee

My career is based primarily upon finding a balance with a director and their vision, and that means sublimating my own personal ego toward their material.

— Robert Richardson

A novel, I think, is partly about the contemporary and partly about the eternal, and it’s the balance of that that’s difficult to achieve.

— Salman Rushdie

For me, playwriting is and has always been like making a chair. Your concerns are balance, form, timing, lights, space, music. If you don’t have these essentials, you might as well be writing a theoretical essay, not a play.

— Sam Shepard

There are nine million servers sold annually. Of those, just one million are sourced by the big guys. What we’re trying to predict is: in the future, is that all going into the one million category? Or will there be some balance?

— Satya Nadella

I’m afraid I’m still trying to find that balance. Especially now that everyone wants a piece of me. I find that I have to become more and more reclusive, and pick and choose when I am public and when I am private.

— Sandra Cisneros

Skateboarding helps a ton with balance, precision, with air awareness… it gets your senses to be spot-on and it’s also a great way to take my mind off things.

— Shaun White

So there’s no such thing as work-life balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance.

— Sheryl Sandberg

Today’s consumers are eager to become loyal fans of companies that respect purposeful capitalism. They are not opposed to companies making a profit indeed, they may even be investors in these companies – but at the core, they want more empathic, enlightened corporations that seek a balance between profit and purpose.

— Simon Mainwaring

There are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action – to try to balance out those effects.

— Sonia Sotomayor

I loved to make people laugh in high school, and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. I’m sure that’s some kind of ego trip or a way to overcome shyness. I was very kind of shy and reserved, so there’s a way to be on stage and be performing and balance your life out.

— Steve Martin

Keep a strong balance sheet, don’t get over-leveraged, and try to protect the security of your employees.

— Steve Wynn

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.

— Steven Spielberg

A reverse mortgage is available to anyone who is at least 62 years old and owns a home outright, or has a small mortgage balance remaining.

— Suze Orman

The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.

— Susan Sontag

If you are worried about job security and do not have an adequate emergency fund (ideally eight months’ worth of living expenses stashed away in a federally insured bank or credit union), you need to focus more on saving money than paying down the balance on your credit cards.

— Suze Orman

As a woman, I have an inherent need to be all things to all people, to make certain everybody’s taken care of. I know I can’t sustain that level all the time, so I’m finding the proper balance and it’s made me infinitely happier.

— Sarah Jessica Parker

Credit card companies are jacking up interest rates, lowering credit limits, and closing accounts – and people who have made timely payments are not exempt. So even if you pay off your balance – and that’s tough when interest rates are insanely high – there’s a good chance your credit limit will be slashed, and that will hurt your FICO score.

— Suze Orman

Rather than saying, ‘My checking account is a wreck,’ change it to ‘I will learn how to track my spending and balance my checkbook.’

— Suze Orman

I get so frustrated when people tell me it’s unrealistic to create an eight-month emergency savings fund, or have money saved for a home down payment, or pay off their $5,000 credit card balance.

— Suze Orman

If you’re using live bass versus orchestral bass, you’ve got to make sure that you’re not stepping on the toes of the other elements, so you’ve got to balance it out.

— Serj Tankian

It’s unhealthy for people to never express any kind of negativity or doubt. To have balance, you need to address that side of your thoughts as well as the positive. Otherwise, you tend toward crazy.

— Shirley Manson

Certainly businesses the world over are facing greater competitive pressure than ever before, and this leads to executive stress which, in turn, tends to bring out authoritarian tendencies in many bosses. To balance this, we now know a lot more about how we can successfully cope with a situation that is not likely to improve in the near future.

— Srikumar Rao

If you try to create something people enjoy, and it happens to be made in a responsible way, then that’s when you can really strike an incredible balance.

— Stella McCartney

I didn’t want to be thirtysomething and not know what I was going to do. I was quite afraid of that, there were quite a lot of aimless kids around, in that ‘other’ side of my life, who didn’t really know what to do because they always had a bank balance to fall back on and they were quite lost.

— Stella McCartney

My job at the end of the day is to design timeless, desirable, beautiful products. It’s not about just designing a bunch of organic jumpers. I have a balance within the brand. If you try to create something people enjoy, and it happens to be made in a responsible way, then that’s when you can really strike an incredible balance.

— Stella McCartney

The auto industry must acknowledge that a rational transportation policy should seek a balance between individual convenience, the efficient use of limited resources, and urban-living values that protect spaciousness, natural beauty, and human-scale mobility.

— Stewart Udall

Now, Tim has been really, really busy, and it’s been my job now to kind of deal with everything. And trying to figure out how we balance that, logistically it’s a nightmare. But these little jobs make it much easier.

— Susan Sarandon

When the brain perceives you are no longer reproductive because your hormones are out of balance, it tries to get rid of you, and it usually activates the cancers in perimenopause.

— Suzanne Somers

One of the stated values at IronPort was ‘work/life balance,’ but I wasn’t living it. I was rarely home. And when I was home, well, let’s just say I wasn’t particularly helpful or cheery.

— Scott Weiss

To have someone who never makes a mistake, never finds her personal life in disarray, never worries about work-life balance? I think that would be unreal. What I’m writing is real.

— Sophie Kinsella

In a perfect world, I could be doing some bigger films and balance that with some independent films because they seem to be the most challenging and unique.

— Sherilyn Fenn

Stories need stupid decisions that, at the time, seem absolutely rational and necessary. Without stupid decisions, the world isn’t thrown out of balance, and so there’s no need for a ‘rest of the story’ to balance it back.

— Stephen Graham Jones

It’s a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was, and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws. Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior. And we couldn’t find a balance, a mutual respect for each other.

— Stone Gossard

We’re more into sort of fluid structures that are simultaneously the most efficient, the most beautiful, and the most engineered. You know what I mean? We like the balance you can get in there.

— Sean Booth

Using lots of fresh foods, fruits and vegetables, helps to keep the menu buoyant – I don’t know if that’s the right word, but it keeps a balance of freshness and health.

— Sally Schneider

Such is the endless dilemma of dialect. Not every reader will ever agree with the way that I handle it, no matter how hard I work to keep everything readable. But again it’s that balance I have to maintain between keeping it easy and keeping it real, and I know that I’ll never please everyone.

— Susanna Kearsley

Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance. He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither inevitable nor foreordained, but subject to a thousand changes and chances.

— Samuel E. Morison

Our oil problems are only going to get worse. Our trade balance is only going to get worse. So we have to slow the growth of U.S. oil consumption, particularly imported oil consumption.

— Sherwood Boehlert

The minute I forget to balance reality with the fantasy, I’m going back to Virginia.

— Schuyler Fisk

One never comes into embarrassment, if one is ready to balance. To ask oneself never in embarrassment, what have you in these decades made.

— Siegfried Lenz

It must be said that it is challenging to balance uncompromising artistic integrity with commercial requirements, but I’ve also come to learn that couture clients are adventurous and particularly unpredictable in their taste.

— Stephane Rolland

The air of the English is down-to-earth. They care about details there’s a tradition, but there’s also a counter-culture: the younger generation versus the older generation and so on. But then that’s well blended into a happy balance and crystallised into common sense.

— Tadashi Yanai

Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance.

— Tara Brach

I don’t care what party you belong to or what your background is. If you believe we are headed in the wrong direction and believe there needs to be a check and balance on the president and Congress, then join my campaign.

— Tim Griffin

Our laws governing lobbying and campaign contributions have struck the right balance between the wishes of the people and those of private industry, so why are we so quick to doubt that the same great results can be achieved by putting the government’s justice-dealing branch on the same market-based course?

— Thomas Frank

I like work/life separation, not work/life balance. What I mean by that is, if I’m on, I want to be on and maximally productive. If I’m off, I don’t want to think about work. When people strive for work/life balance, they end up blending them. That’s how you end up checking email all day Saturday.

— Timothy Ferriss

In a broken marriage, it can be challenging and tough to get that work/life balance. I love performing but I also love being a mum, and I hate having to choose between them.

— Toni Braxton

Perhaps most important for nomads was the belief in the symbiosis that existed between wolf and humans on the steppe. Wolves were an integral part of keeping the balance of nature, ensuring that plagues of rabbits and rodents didn’t break out, which in turn protected the all-important pasture for the nomads’ herds.

— Tim Cope

I think anything we do outside of Gym Class Heroes still falls under the Gym Class Heroes umbrella. There’s really no method to the madness. With Gym Class, it’s more of a democratic process, and when I’m working on solo stuff, it’s just me, either working with producers or sitting in a room by myself. They balance and complement each other.

— Travie McCoy

But I also like to be in control, like anyone else. I try to achieve a balance.

— Trevor Dunn

You gotta eat right, you gotta have healthy habits, you know, and balance out your decadence with a healthy lifestyle during the day.

— Talib Kweli

The materialism, the brashness, the misogyny – everything in hip-hop is amplified. Misogyny is a good example of something that is completely amplified in hip-hop. I do think there is more than enough of a balance, though, for fans who are willing to search it out.

— Talib Kweli

I’m having to learn to get the balance right, because if you want a full-time career, and you also want to be a mother who is there for your child, then you have to make sure that when you do spend time together, you’re really there for them.

— Trinny Woodall

What I think is at stake in 2012, is whether the five or six strong conservatives elected to the Senate in 2010 become 10 or 12. And if that happens, it will fundamentally shift the character of the Senate. It will shift the balance.

— Ted Cruz

Contrary to what we conclude naturally, the gospel is not too good to be true. It is true! It’s the truest truth in the entire universe. No strings attached! No fine print to read. No buts. No conditions. No qualifications. No footnotes. And especially, no need for balance.

— Tullian Tchividjian

It’s been 80 years since the Senate has confirmed a Supreme Court nominee who was nominated during an election. And particularly when the court hangs in the balance, it makes no sense whatsoever to give Barack Obama the power to jam through a judge in the final election year.

— Ted Cruz

Centuries-old habitats such as coral gardens are destroyed in an instant by bottom trawls, pulverized by weighted nets into barren plains. And global carbon dioxide emissions from human activity affect the ocean, changing the pH balance of the waters in a phenomenon known as ocean acidification.

— Ted Danson

My role models are Madhuri Dixit and Kajol. Both actresses have done a wide variety of roles. That is something I wish to do. On the other hand, I also want to be like a Hugh Jackman or an Angelina Jolie because of the lives they have outside movies. Because of the kind of balance they strike between their work and life outside of it.

— Tena Desae

It is not possible to debate the balance between privacy and security, including the rights and wrongs of intrusive powers, without also understanding the threats.

— Theresa May

I have my mantra about silhouette, proportion, and fit. I believe that when they are in harmony and balance, you’ll look great in anything.

— Tim Gunn

If the Republican Party continues to take the view that there must be no tax increases, we’re stuck. Capitalism can’t work without safety nets or fiscal prudence, and we need both in a sustainable balance.

— Thomas Friedman

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

— Thomas Merton

I’ve had jobs that allow me the flexibility to achieve work-life balance, to be there when one of the kids sinks a jump shot or for the parent-teacher meetings. I can move tasks around. If I don’t get something done at the office at 4:30 in the afternoon, I can go back to it at 10:00 in the evening.

— Thomas Perez

I love what I do for a living, it’s the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don’t truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I’m always trying to balance that with what is really important.

— Tom Hanks

No one wants to live in a wheelchair unable to talk, only winking once for yes and twice for no. It’s perfectly reasonable that there will come a point where the balance of judgment of life over death swings the other way.

— Tony Judt

I quit ‘Magnum’ to have a family. It took a long time to get off the train, but I try very hard to have balance, and this ranch has helped me do that.

— Tom Selleck

In the context of our world, sizes 8 and 10 are teeny, but not for Hollywood. I had to ask myself, ‘Do I want to be somebody who worries about what I’m eating? Or do I want to find a balance where I can be healthy and not consumed by that and maybe have to buy some larger pants?’ I bought new pants.

— Tracee Ellis Ross

The best way to find a balance between doing your best and showing that you’re ready for more is by developing other people. As tempting as it is to hoard knowledge, don’t. Instead, make certain that there are others who know how to do important aspects of your job.

— Travis Bradberry

Balance is good, because one extreme or the other leads to misery, and I’ve spent a lot of my life at one of those extremes.

— Trent Reznor

I’ve learned to recognize, a lot of it forced through the process of recovery, that I’m wired wrong in certain ways the chemical balance of my brain is off in terms of depression a little bit.

— Trent Reznor

It’s always a balance, and sometimes I’m on the good side of that scale, and sometimes I’m on the bad side.

— Trisha Yearwood

I’m in a really nice position because I can be selective with the modeling jobs that I do and just work with brands I’m passionate about. The two worlds balance out nicely for me because modeling is so social – it has travel, you meet people, it’s extroverted. Whereas painting is very solitary – when I paint, I’m kind of in my own world.

— Tali Lennox

I swam very competitively till I was 15, then I swam for fun until I was 18. But athletics remain a very big part of my life. I try to keep that as much in balance with work as I can.

— Teddy Sears

I would hardly say that I have a rich knowledge of anything in particular, but I do seem to be burdened with an unseemly appetite for intellectual and artistic erudition, which, for the sake of balance, I keep well harnessed to a reliable sense of the absurd.

— Thomas Steinbeck

I never go back and listen to the recorded document. The thrill comes when the balance can be attained. Everyone in the room can have a shared, communal rock experience.

— Thurston Moore

Video games are a special kind of play, but at root, they’re about the same things as other games: embracing particular rules and restrictions in order to develop skills and experience rewards. When a game is well-designed, it’s the balance between these factors that engages people on a fundamental level.

— Tom Chatfield

I don’t care what party you belong to or what your background is. If you believe we are headed in the wrong direction, and believe there needs to be a check and balance on the President and Congress, then join my campaign.

— Timothy Griffin

You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget.

— Tom DeLay

When I got fired, I had a feeling of loss because Viacom had been a passionate long-term relationship. But I got my balance back. I guess it’s like getting jilted by a girlfriend, a serious girlfriend. You move on.

— Tom Freston

I think one of the big issues with, you know, people who have strong faith in addition to competing is that conflict between accepting things the way they are, and wanting to compete and get better, and at what point are you in the right balance.

— Tom Lehman

It’s not about what the speaker wants. It’s not about necessarily what I want. There’s two other principles involved here. It’s what the constituents in my district want, and they didn’t want to raise the debt ceiling unless there were significant structural reforms and spending cuts to help us balance our budget.

— Tim Huelskamp

And Big Night, I think by the end the brothers find that balance, when they touch each other on the shoulder over breakfast and it’s understood that what should never have driven them apart almost drove them apart. I think that’s a true moment.

— Tony Shalhoub

With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending unprofitable businesses and leave them existing.

— Toshihiko Fukui

I enjoy doing martial arts films, but I like the straight stuff, too. I’d like to go back and do some Shakespeare, and maybe knock out a play or two. It’s all about keeping balance.

— Thomas Ian Griffith

You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don’t agree with, or find disagreeable, so it’s important to stress that balance.

— William Hague

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.

— William Butler Yeats

You want to be a good parent and you want to be a friend, and it’s hard to be both. You have to balance it as well as you can.

— Willie Nelson

The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment for the balance of my life: the sun will not rise, or set, without my notice and thanks.

— Winslow Homer

Swing is extreme coordination. It’s a maintaining balance, equilibrium. It’s about executing very difficult rhythms with a panache and a feeling in the context of very strict time. So, everything about the swing is about some guideline and some grid and the elegant way that you negotiate your way through that grid.

— Wynton Marsalis

The fundamentals are the U.S. is going to end up being a net exporter of natural gas. That’s going to be wonderful to help our balance of payments, reduce our dependence on a lot of countries that aren’t so crazy about us, and change many, many parts of what goes on here.

— Wilbur Ross

I believe everything is about balance. I’m not 100% vegan, and obviously my fiance and my friends are not vegan, so I have to come up with a menu that will satisfy everybody.

— Valentina Zelyaeva

I think there is something for all of us where you find a balance in your life, where you feel that everything you do isn’t about your own creature comforts or satisfying your own appetites. Some of it has to be directed outward and there is a huge satisfaction in that.

— Wendie Malick

I do expect a lot from myself, but it’s also a balance of being… positive and also pushing yourself.

— Venus Williams

Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief.

— William Vickrey

The principle of the design – the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.

— Venus Williams

Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.

— Vince Cable

One: balance the budget now, not later. Two: Get Americans jobs by ending illegal immigration and making legal immigration harder. Lastly: Impose term limits.

— Virgil Goode

The intimate contest for self-command never ends, and lifetime happiness requires finding the right balance between present impulses and future well-being.

— Virginia Postrel

Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.

— Vitruvius

You may not believe in anything called a work-life balance, but your body certainly does. You need to monitor and nurture your body.

— Vivek Wadhwa

When it comes down to music, I have no balance. I am 100 percent. It is like full throttle. Five hundred miles an hour.

— Yanni

I came from a strong jazz/ singer-songwriter/folk influence, but in L.A., I learned how to have a balance between all these genres and R&B music and hip-hop, mixing them all together.

— Yuna

I’ve found just the right amount of balance in my life. I’m this pop artist in America, but I’m also Malaysian. And I’m also Muslim.

— Yuna

I like sports, and swimming is my favorite. Doing physical exercises keeps one fit and healthy and helps one work more efficiently. I think we all need to strike a balance between work and relaxation. This can keep us energetic and help us do our job better.

— Xi Jinping

If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony.

— Xun Kuang

Balance is so important in our lives. In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling.

— Yakov Smirnoff

For a gymnast to be successful, she needs to strike a balance of everything within herself. She needs to be graceful, flexible, perform all elements, turns, maintain co-ordination – she has to have all of that. If, for example, she only has co-ordination and nothing else, she will not succeed.

— Yana Kudryavtseva

I make music that I know that people will enjoy, and balance the ideas and philosophy that we put in music with music that when we play it live, people can move to it and groove to it.

— Ziggy Marley

I’m digging Batman. I’m digging that balance, that duality. He’s always on the edge and trying to balance himself within the rules of what’s lawful and justice, and being Bruce Wayne and being Batman.

— Ziggy Marley

Our censorship has sort of gotten a little too far. Too much censorship is just as bad as having none at all. Children need to be exposed to things, because if they don’t see it, eventually, it’s not like it’s not going to happen, but it’s just that there needs to be a balance.

— Zoe Saldana

What doesn’t feel okay to me, what feels a little bit out of balance, is when you want to turn yourself into something else – when you want to be another person.

— Zoe Saldana

Especially in comedies, I think a lot of time the female characters are there to provide a balance for guys.

— Zooey Deschanel
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