Process Quotes

In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes – a virtuous cycle of change.

— Abdullah II of Jordan

If everybody is happy, then something is wrong with the democratic process.

— Abdullah II of Jordan

I intentionally approached each story in ‘Killing and Dying’ in a different way, and that includes the writing process.

— Adrian Tomine

I discovered I was passionate about the creative process, the product development, creating a concept around a fragrance or lipstick.

— Aerin Lauder

You take the best ingredients – the best cocoa beans – and you process them in the best traditional way, and you have the best chocolate.

— Alain Ducasse

Listen, there are some movies that are set in stone and the writer or the director does not want to change, but I’ve never worked on a movie, including my own, that didn’t take advantage of a rehearsal process.

— Albert Brooks

Big companies, which spend tens of billions of dollars annually on ‘call centers’ to take orders and provide customer support, increasingly rely on speech recognition not just to handle requests for information but to process customer orders.

— Alex Berenson

I always think it’s hard for any young actor to make that transition to more grown-up roles. Because you don’t want to alienate your audience who has been supportive of you for so many years, so you kind of have to tiptoe through that process.

— Alexa Vega

It was a natural process, because when we go to the ring we are human beings, but once you feel the punches and the competition that’s when the beast comes out and takes hold of us.

— Alexis Arguello

The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure.

— Alice Miller

I got trained in kick-boxing and mixed martial arts. I enjoyed the whole process so much, and I’d love to do more action films.

— Amy Jackson

I had a project called ‘Cover Art,’ which was the first project I did under the new name Anderson .Paak. I went through this process where I was recording new music for about six months straight.

— Anderson Paak

Whether you voted for me or not, going through the Democratic process had made me a better candidate. I am a smarter, better candidate.

— Andrew Cuomo

When I first did ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ I was acting on the set with the other actors, but then I had to go back and repeat the process on my own to do the physical capture on a motion capture stage.

— Andy Serkis

I think acting really helps as a director. It’s just no question, because you totally understand the acting process.

— Andy Serkis

Cities are not static objects to be feared or admired, but are instead a living process that residents are changing all the time.

— Annalee Newitz

If we’re going to have an unconventional budget, we probably need an unconventional process to get there.

— Anthony Foxx

I really wanted ‘NH10’ to be made, and being associated with it eased the entire process.

— Anushka Sharma

I signed ‘Aurangzeb’ because I loved the story. I thought it was an untold tale. For whatever reason, the audience did not like the film. Fair enough, but I still enjoyed the process.

— Arjun Kapoor

Filmmaking as a process, it’s bittersweet.

— Arjun Kapoor

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.

— Abbie Hoffman

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal – that you can gather votes like box tops – is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.

— Adlai E. Stevenson

I’m a student. I want to do better, and I want directors who can find the actress in me and be my teachers. I’m interested in the whole process of editing, post-production and direction.

— Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Science has a culture that is inherently cautious and that is normally not a bad thing. You could even say conservative, because of the peer review process and because the scientific method prizes uncertainty and penalises anyone who goes out on any sort of a limb that is not held in place by abundant and well-documented evidence.

— Al Gore

The Internet empowers individuals to play a more active role in the political process, as Obama’s campaign has manifested.

— Al Gore

The prosecution wants to make sure the process by which the evidence was obtained is not truthfully presented, because, as often as not, that process will raise questions.

— Alan Dershowitz

When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.

— Alanis Morissette

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

— Albert Einstein

I don’t know if I have a career or not, or where it ends or it begins. I have been working, doing what I do for a long time. But my creative process has always been so tortuous.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When I have a full schedule like that, I don’t see myself sitting there for a couple of months, doing the research, going through a painful process, it’s just not my thing anymore.

— Ang Lee

I’m not a fast writer at all. I come empty and wait upon the Lord. So it really is all a waiting process, a patient process.

— Ann Voskamp

I noticed this process of waking, and predicted with terrifying logic that one of these years not far away I would be awake continuously and never slip back, and never be free of myself again.

— Annie Dillard

You wouldn’t find a Joni Mitchell on ‘X Factor’ that’s not the place. ‘X Factor’ is a specific thing for people that want to go through that process – it’s a factory, you know, and it’s owned and stitched-up by puppet masters.

— Annie Lennox

If you look at the democratic process as a game of chess, there have to be many, many moves before you get to checkmate. And simply because you do not make any checkmate in three moves does not mean it’s stalemate. There’s a vast difference between no checkmate and stalemate. This is what the democratic process is like.

— Aung San Suu Kyi

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.

— A. Bartlett Giamatti

I’ve always been excited by rotoscoping, the technique used in films like ‘Waking Life,’ which fuses animation with real-life emotion. It seemed like it was a process ripe for innovation.

— Aaron Koblin

After believing in promises made and never fulfilled by Labour, people have become increasingly disenchanted with the process assuming that all politicians will say anything to gain power, and then never follow through.

— Adam Rickitt

Diligent as one must be in learning, one must be as diligent in forgetting otherwise the process is one of pedantry, not culture.

— Albert J. Nock

The research period of a film is the most exciting part of the process, and filming is sometimes a letdown because when you’re dealing with biopic material, the real thing is always much more intricate than the story told in the film.

— Alessandro Nivola

I think growing up is difficult and it’s a process that I’m always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.

— Alice Hoffman

It’s hard, because when you talk about process or your characters ruling your narrative, it sounds like you have no control, but obviously you’re ultimately the author, so you do have control.

— Alice Sebold

My writing process, such as it is, consists of a lot of noodling, procrastinating, dawdling, and avoiding.

— Amy Bloom

I’d say ‘Codename Baboushka’ has been a slightly more difficult process for me, but I think that’s precisely because it’s quite different to my usual fare. And even then, being difficult doesn’t make me prefer it, or not, to anything else. I like a challenge.

— Antony Johnston

I like acting when I can pick my own roles, and I do. It’s fun. I like being creative, and it’s a creative process.

— Art Alexakis

Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process.

— Arthur Erickson

The artist likes to seem totally responsible for his work. Often he begins to explain it, to make it appear as if it were a reasonable process.

— Arthur Erickson

You can make a film in a way that, when the audience leaves the theater, they leave with certain answers in their head. But when you leave them with answers, you interrupt the process of thinking. If, instead, you raise questions about the themes and the story, this means that the audience is on its way to start thinking.

— Asghar Farhadi

It is not as though the process of production holds any mystery for me, I know exactly what it involves and I know the predominant concern in shooting one of those things is production values – or as they would say, seeing it all up there on screen.

— Atom Egoyan

Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.

— Adam Schiff

But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence gathering process is seriously flawed, we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept. 11.

— Adam Schiff

Well, our songwriting process is pretty collective.

— Adam Rich

Left to their own devices, epidemic diseases tend to follow the same basic process: A virus or bacteria infects a host, who typically becomes sick and in many cases dies. Along the way, the host infects others.

— Alan Huffman

The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.

— Alfred Stieglitz

I had a meeting with the producer of ‘Five Easy Pieces,’ which is my favorite movie. He introduced me to Francis, and I spent six months going to Napa and Buenos Aires, auditioning for Francis and doing these incredible improvisational games. It was a very bohemian audition process.

— Alden Ehrenreich

If I just produce the transparent ideal accepted by the Western experts, a process of privatization which will be very good but never happen, that means nothing.

— Anatoly Chubais

First and foremost, it was fun. Everybody involved with it made you feel like they were an important contributor to the process. We were made to feel valued.

— Adam Arkin

I think every actor wants a certain amount of control. Maybe not control, as such, but just to be part of the process. But it’s not necessary, I guess.

— Aidan Turner

We’re building what I call ‘software apartheid.’ We’re in the process of creating a divided society: those who can use technology on one side, and those who can’t on the other. And it happens to divide neatly along economic lines.

— Alan Cooper

A lot of directors prefer the solitude of the editing process, but I revel in the craziness of what a film set is.

— Alan Parker

The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized.

— Alva Myrdal

Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don’t realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is.

— Alexis Bledel

To me, it is a process, a process that starts with raising awareness, engaging international partners on this issue, and being committed to a different course of action.

— Alexis Herman

I always want to be telling stories in whatever fashion I can, and directing is really just understanding and learning a different element of that storytelling process.

— Allison Mack

Kyoto was a flawed process. There isn’t one industrialized country around the world that has ratified that treaty, and so that is a non-starter.

— Andrew Card

When I was very young, I used to share much of what I wrote with my family, but as I got older and more self-conscious, it became a much more private process.

— Anita Desai

My YouTube channel is kind of a library of all my issues I’ve lived with. To process it emotionally, it’s been good and bad.

— Anna Akana

I don’t read reviews and I don’t know what to do with opinions, so I just lose them. They take up space, they become a process of manufacturing a persona, which I want to avoid.

— Anne Carson

We must move in our recovery from one addiction to another for two major reasons: first, we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process, and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused upon the specific addictions.

— Anne Wilson Schaef

When I first became an actress, I expected to do regional and classical theater I just love the whole creative process.

— Annie Parisse

Yes, sir, I was in the processing room watching them actually process the film.

— Abraham Zapruder

Between 1939 and 1945 you produced weapons and war equipment valued at thirteen billion dollars, 70 per cent of which you shipped to your allies. The same process is going on today in Canada’s much larger and growing industry.

— Arthur Hays Sulzberger

With the assistance of electrical conductivity, we were able to trace by measurements the process of intercalation in a large number of cases and, consequently, to establish experimental foundations for the evaluation of the formation of such intercalation compounds.

— Alfred Werner

Grief is a process, not a state.

— Anne Grant

I’ve gotten a lot more comfortable with the audition process, but there’s something that really turned me off initially when I was younger, to auditioning. The idea that I couldn’t get to the person that was actually making the film really frustrated me.

— Amy Seimetz

In a large mass of muscle deprived of its circulation, the rate at which the recovery process can go on, after severe stimulation, depends on the rate at which oxygen can reach the fibres by diffusion.

— Archibald Hill

You can’t stop the aging process. There’s only so much oil you can put on your body. I’ve always just tried to go with my age. If the part requires somebody a little younger or older, I can probably get away with that.

— Angie Dickinson

Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process.

— Barbra Streisand

I don’t think Cheney started off in 2000 with a burning desire to become vice-president. I think the prospect gradually became more appealing, and he goosed the process.

— Barton Gellman

But love is really more of an interactive process. It’s about what we do not just what we feel. It’s a verb, not a noun.

— bell hooks

By far the most difficult skill I learned as a C.E.O. was the ability to manage my own psychology. Organizational design, process design, metrics, hiring and firing were all relatively straightforward skills to master compared with keeping my mind in check.

— Ben Horowitz

I don’t dislike the process of animation… I find it daunting, but only as much as I find everything daunting.

— Bill Nighy

In the beginning, though, I have to admit that I did have a chip on my shoulder. I did want to prove everyone wrong. But after I went through the process and came out the other side, it wasn’t about anyone else.

— Billy Corgan

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not a patient is in a persistent vegetative state, and it should not matter what politicians think.

— Bobby Scott

When you’re an actress, you are a part of the storytelling process. You have to do the same thing when you direct.

— Bonnie Hunt

I was in my late 20s, in the process of shaping my musical outlook and what I wanted it to be about, when I first encountered Woody Guthrie.

— Bruce Springsteen

Meditation is a lifelong process. Give it a try. As you get deeper and more disciplined into the process, you’ll get deeper and more disciplined in your mind and life.

— Brendon Burchard

The way we finance homes in this country is slow, filled with middlemen, who run a nonstandardized evaluation process. This makes financing a home cumbersome and difficult.

— Barry Ritholtz

The years keep going by and you realize, Wow. Doing these records is such a process: going on tour for a year and a half, then you get home and you want to do other things.

— Beck

When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates. You get lazy and you start acting.

— Ben Kingsley

Tourism is a crucial industry that could employ millions of Filipinos, skilled and unskilled alike, cross those 7,107 islands of the Philippines. From the current projection of 3.3 million tourist arrivals in 2010, our aim is to eventually attract 6 million tourists. In the process, we expect to create 3 million jobs in the next six years.

— Benigno Aquino III

The music comes first. When Geoff has made something the inspiration comes automatically. His music is very expressive. But still is is a very difficult process: I have to add something to his music, not push it away. It has to be equal, and I find that very difficult.

— Beth Gibbons

The fact that you had disruptions in the peace process was not only in Rwanda. We had the same problem in Cambodia, we had the same problem in Mozambique, we had the same problem in Salvador.

— Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Q1 is the easiest quarter to make. If you miss your Q1, regardless of the type of revenue you have, you aren’t going to make your revenue plan for the year because your budget process isn’t accurate.

— Brad Feld

I know a lot of companies that have a very well defined post-acquisition process. However, many of them don’t take into consideration the dynamics and personalities of the acquiree. Instead, they assume that everyone will happily be assimilated.

— Brad Feld

Accepting that part of the process of writing is deleting a lot of what you write is soothing, at least to me.

— Brad Feld

My point was that removing Saddam should not have been our highest priority. Fighting terrorism should have been our number one concern, followed by the Palestinian peace process.

— Brent Scowcroft

Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases, and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio process of making and releasing films.

— Brian De Palma

I wish I was 100 percent confident in my own skin. It’s always a process, but getting older, I’ve become more confident.

— Brittany Snow

During my jury selection process, we went through over 360 jurors. It took six months, all New York residents. Of the 360 jurors, over half of them had been mugged one time. Quite a number of them, maybe 30 40, 50, had been mugged twice.

— Bernhard Goetz

When we consume vastly more protein than we need, our kidneys struggle to process it, resulting in protein in the urine. Too much protein from meat may also contribute to kidney stones.

— Bee Wilson

The most important thing for anyone, I think, is to be engaged, whether you’re an artist or a journalist is to be engaged in the process at some level.

— Billy Bragg

We have enforced a Darwinian process on wolves, turning them into the shy and elusive animals they’ve become. They didn’t have that fear of us 30,000 years ago. We didn’t have gunpowder we had rocks. Wolves would have seen us as lunch, and we were weak and slow and tasty.

— Bruce Cameron

I think we should be looking at the defense and seeing where we can actually be more efficient because I think that, you know, sometimes during the contracting process, we lose some efficiencies in that regard.

— Ben Quayle

In law, as in every other branch of knowledge, the truths given by induction tend to form the premises for new deductions. The lawyers and the judges of successive generations do not repeat for themselves the process of verification any more than most of us repeat the demonstrations of the truths of astronomy or physics.

— Benjamin N. Cardozo

David and I got cut out the editing process on that. We were able to affect it more than not. We sent in our notes, we were able to see cuts. We weren’t allowed to see dailies and we weren’t allowed to sit in the editing room and just work.

— Bob Odenkirk

Colombia is in a risky position. They’ve got a peace process that’s going nowhere, and a drug production problem that’s skyrocketing.

— Barry McCaffrey

By thinking through the grilling process while still in the kitchen, you can easily gather all of the items that you might need and conveniently carry them to the outdoors area.

— Barton Seaver

The democratic process is always vulnerable and threatened by terrorists, by parties that do not believe in democracy.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

In true open source development, there’s lots of visibility all the way through the development process.

— Brian Behlendorf

ZipRecruiter’s data-driven approach to matching the right employer with the most qualified job-seeker helps reduce the time, resources and frustrations expended during the hiring process, and the company is well positioned to extend its offerings to serve both employers and job seekers.

— Brian Lee

I love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It’s a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak.

— Bryan Singer

The Barefoot College is supposed to be a sparking off process. People are adopting it and owning it, which is really the story behind the college.

— Bunker Roy

Going public is 18-month process, while an acquisition is a 6-month process. Going public means going under so much scrutiny, regulatory approval, auditing, magnified 10 times. Having the stomach to do that isn’t necessarily in my DNA. My DNA is building a product and a service.

— Brian Acton

Well, everything surprises me about the writing process because illustrating comes much more naturally to me than writing does.

— Brian Selznick

Whether the process proves to be Kyoto or something else, let’s acknowledge the urgency of global warming.

— Brian Mulroney

Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her. The tone I tried to convey in the letter is, look, you are a part of a great American historical process.

— Bruce Babbitt

I love actors, and I love the casting process. It’s funny, like, some writers don’t like actors because, I think, they are the faces of the show, and so you feel sort of secondary, but I love actors because they elevate the material they make it better.

— Bryan Fuller

In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.

— Carl Rogers

If a decision-making process is flawed and dysfunctional, decisions will go awry.

— Carly Fiorina

With Sleater-Kinney, we did a lot of improvisation in our live shows, and even our process of songwriting involved bringing in disparate parts and putting them together to form something cohesive.

— Carrie Brownstein

When you’re directing something, you absolutely have to be involved in all layers of the process.

— Cate Blanchett

If we believe in our current penal process, then the penalties imposed by judges and juries should be the only sanctions for one’s crime, not the invisible sanctions of the legislature.

— Charles B. Rangel

Since I was young, I’ve been aware that I need time to myself to process everything.

— Charlie Hunnam

I don’t think screenwriting is therapeutic. It’s actually really, really hard for me. It’s not an enjoyable process.

— Charlie Kaufman

Excellence is about fighting and pursuing something diligently, with a strict and determined approach to doing it right. It’s okay if there are flaws in the process – it makes it more interesting.

— Charlie Trotter

A building or a town will only be alive to the extent that it is governed in a timeless way. It is a process which brings order out of nothing but ourselves it cannot be attained, but it will happen of its own accord, if we will only let it.

— Christopher Alexander

I’m here as a product of process of evolution, which doesn’t make very many exceptions. And which rates life relatively cheaply.

— Christopher Hitchens

The audience has to understand that if the film is going to have any meaning for them. If they are going to empathize with the characters, they have to visualize the process of concentration involved in making every move.

— Conrad Hall

I feel like I’ve got a novel in me somewhere, but that’s something… I was just talking to a buddy of mine about it, who’s a writer as well, and he’s nearly done with his first novel, and it’s taken him 11, 12 years to do it. And I can totally understand it’s a long process.

— Corey Taylor

It turns out synthesizing DNA is very difficult. There are tens of thousands of machines around the world that make small pieces of DNA – 30 to 50 letters in length – and it’s a degenerate process, so the longer you make the piece, the more errors there are.

— Craig Venter

No idea for a new growth business ever comes fully shaped. When it emerges, it’s half-baked, and it then goes through a process of becoming fully shaped.

— Clayton M. Christensen

Efficiency innovations are a natural part of the economic cycle, but these are the innovations that streamline process and actually reduce the number of available jobs.

— Clayton Christensen

I like the story writing process. I usually use someone who has been trained for structure to take the story that I actually want, place those elements in the right places.

— Curtis Jackson

Eastern Washington has experienced a number of deadly forest fires this season, and it is crucial that we have bipartisan legislation that will expedite the research and restoration process.

— Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.

— Charlotte Rampling

I am fascinated by the whole process of what it’s like to be alive, whether it’s unbelievably uncomfortable and horrible or whether it’s quite nice.

— Charlotte Rampling

All of our songs take these really big creative turns and twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as a melody or some musical chord progressions.

— Chester Bennington

I think when I was doing ‘Amistad,’ I was just too young to really understand what the process was, and beyond that, I hadn’t really got involved. It was just somehow – and I thought that the artistry was all in the theater.

— Chiwetel Ejiofor

We went online to surrogacy agencies. We interviewed lots of people – and I have to say, with all due respect, some of them were freaks. I was very leery of the process the whole way through.

— Christopher Meloni

The way to lessen the grip of the Tea Party on the electoral process would be to do what a handful have done and have a primary where all voters, members of every party, can vote, and the top two vote-getters then enter a runoff.

— Chuck Schumer

When you’re a storyteller, part of the process of storytelling is the kind of communion you form with the audience to whom you’re telling your story. If some segment of the audience doesn’t like that story, it doesn’t feel good.

— Carlton Cuse

As a director, it is important to understand the actor’s process.

— Chadwick Boseman

For too long, the system has been biased in favor of oil and gas developers: sweetheart lease deals, generous subsidies and a regulatory process so slanted in favor of Big Oil that often permit reviews are simply waived.

— Chellie Pingree

The deployment of geolocating tags attached to ordinary garbage could paint a surprising picture of the waste management system, as trash is shipped throughout the country in a maze-like disposal process – as we saw in Seattle with our own Trash Track project.

— Carlo Ratti

I hope someday to see California literature become a part of mainstream American literature, and I hope to be part of that process.

— Carolyn See

Actors are accustomed to doing exactly what the director or writer requests us to do, and rarely get involved in that part of the process.

— Catherine McCormack

Change is not an event, it’s a process.

— Cheryl James

If the aging process is controlled in a similar way in worms and humans, then we can use what we learn about worms to speed our study of higher organisms.

— Cynthia Kenyon

I’m always amused when people point out that Benjamin’s naivety about the publishing process is just so unbelievable in Starborn #1 since, of course, no aspiring writer in reality could ever be so naive.

— Chris Roberson

When I began my search for the perfect skin care to fight the aging process, I noticed that my sensitive skin was reacting horribly to any product I used.

— Connie Sellecca

Sometimes you’re encouraged, and other times disappointed. It’s a matter of going in and precluding all that with, ‘This is what I do, not who I am.’ I need to be who I am in the process of doing what I do. I need to stay true to what it is I’m really here for. And that’s the hardest thing, the biggest challenge.

— Craig T. Nelson

You made a lot of mistakes, and you wrote a lot of crap. But it was all part of the learning process.

— Cynthia Weil

There is a water soluble sugar that is in beans called oligosaccharides, and they are indigestible by human beings. They ferment during the digestion process, and hence, you have gas.

— Crescent Dragonwagon

My writing process often begins with a question. I write down ideas and let them stew for about a year. Then, when I sit down to write, I make a list of characters and try to see how they fit.

— Cynthia Voigt

The studio is a laboratory, not a factory. An exhibition is the result of your experiments, but the process is never-ending. So an exhibition is not a conclusion.

— Chris Ofili

I often avoid using the terms ‘figuration’ and ‘abstraction’ because I’ve always tried to have it both ways. I want the experience of looking at one of my paintings to be similar to the process of making the painting – you go from the big picture to something very intense and detailed, and then back again.

— Cecily Brown

I’m concerned that boys have become politically incorrect, that we are a society in the process of turning against its male children.

— Christina Hoff Sommers

The process of radiation may be, and is, continuous – at any rate within limits extending to far smaller quantities than the quantum.

— Charles Glover Barkla

Running a farm is about solving a problem, and that’s always interesting to me. But it’s a constant process.

— Chris Blackwell

It is interesting: in France, the horror films are not so popular. People go to see them, but not for the same reason. It is more artistic and process.

— Christophe Gans

When you please others in hopes of being accepted, you lose you self-worth in the process.

— Dave Pelzer

We begin the process of being born again through exercising faith in Christ, repenting of our sins, and being baptized by immersion for the remission of sins by one having priesthood authority.

— David A. Bednar

Now, can some cops be overbearing, rude? Yeah. But we have a process for that. Do what the officer tells you to do, and file a complaint. That’s the process. You don’t attack a police officer on the street or resist arrest because you think you’re being hassled.

— David A. Clarke, Jr.

Adaptation seems to be, to a substantial extent, a process of reallocating your attention.

— Daniel Kahneman

We havent really paid much attention to thought as a process. we have engaged in thoughts, but we have only paid attention to the content, not to the process.

— David Bohm

Since I began making movies, I’ve always looked for screenwriters instead of going through the long and painful process of writing.

— Denis Villeneuve

Each movie I make has its own heroes, and the two heroes for me in ‘Arrival’ are Amy Adams and Joe Walker, the editor. We worked very, very hard, and it was, by far, the longest editing process.

— Denis Villeneuve

If you stay true to your ideas, film-making becomes an inside-out, honest kind of process.

— David Lynch

A longstanding dream of mine is to adapt ‘Dune,’ but it’s a long process to get the rights, and I don’t think I will succeed.

— Denis Villeneuve

I think Ronald Reagan was one of the great presidents, period, not just recently. I thought he had the demeanor. I thought he had the bearing. I thought he had the thought process.

— Donald Trump

Politics is a rough and tumble business. It’s not for the faint-hearted. I’ve got bruises and cuts from being in the political arena. But by and large, I understand how to navigate the process.

— Donna Brazile

On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic party for the inexcusable remarks made over email. These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process.

— Donna Brazile

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.

— Donella Meadows

Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can’t. The brain doesn’t process negatives.

— Douglas Coupland

In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better.

— Doris Lessing

I’m a visual thinker. Research tells us that only 20 per cent of people think visually. So what about the other 80 per cent? Don’t they think in pictures? I mean if you imagine washing and preparing potatoes you visualise the process, right?

— Douglas Coupland

In 2008 we came perilously close to killing money, exposing in the process how out of date money’s infrastructure has become.

— Douglas Coupland

Books arrive in my head all at once, and then it becomes an 18-month process of getting it all down on paper.

— Douglas Coupland

When it comes to free speech and participation in the democratic process, our laws should reflect the goal of making it easier for more citizens to engage.

— Doug Ducey

The name of the game is to keep from pushing the accelerator pedal so hard that we speed up the aging process. The average American, however, by living a fast and furious lifestyle, pushes that accelerator too hard and too much.

— Dan Buettner

Every member of Congress deserves a seat at the table to be involved in the process. I will continue fighting for this to become a reality in Washington, and will be running for speaker of the House.

— Dan Webster

The policy is one thing, but it’s dictated by what the process is.

— Dan Webster

Women communicate differently and process information differently, which leads them to resolve conflicts differently.

— Dee Dee Myers

There are amendments never offered, there are bills never heard, that are basically killed because of the process.

— Dan Webster

Moscow and Washington have evolved a delicate process for ‘de-confliction’ in the tight Syrian airspace, where accidents or miscommunication could be disastrous.

— David Ignatius

Working with the Kinks, there always seemed to be some kind of automatic process at work. Ray and I had this telepathy happening for a long time, where one of us always knew what the other could do with something.

— Dave Davies

I think President Obama is a committed, practicing nonideologue. He’s consumed by neither tactics nor ideology. He is more concerned about outcomes than he is about process and categorizations.

— David Axelrod

Actors, I don’t think, ever really grow up. I’m hoping that that rejuvenating process applies to me, too. It has so far. I’ve been very lucky.

— Derek Jacobi

But with my last film, Spider it was agony. The money was always disappearing, nobody got paid, it was very difficult – and it’s very distracting from the process of making the movie, of course. So I think things have been getting harder and harder.

— David Cronenberg

Squaring numbers is a symmetrical process that I like very much. And when I divide one number by another, say, 13 divided by 97, I see a spiral rotating downwards in larger and larger loops that seem to warp and curve. The shapes coalesce into the right number. I never write anything down.

— Daniel Tammet

The brain process that results in a joke materializing where no joke was before remains a mystery. I’m not aware of any scholarly, scientific or neurological studies on the subject.

— Dick Cavett

I think the process is one of using the camera and sound in the way a detective uses a magnifying glass: to find the clues. They’re discovery devices, not performance devices – you’re watching things the way a cat does. You’re not judging. You’re there to witness something.

— D. A. Pennebaker

Filming is a witnessing process. You don’t try to control it, even though sometimes you wish you could because it can go really, really wrong for you.

— D. A. Pennebaker

When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it’s an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved so that they can dialogue.

— Dolores Huerta

If we want more trade in the world, we should establish bilateral trade agreements with other democratic countries. That way we can control the decision-making process. The major economic countries of the world will enter into those agreements.

— Dana Rohrabacher

The more work you put in on your outline and getting the skeleton of your story right, the easier the process is later.

— Drew Goddard

I feel that in horror movies, especially, if you don’t care about the characters, you’ve lost the audience. No one cares, and it becomes a process of watching people get killed.

— Drew Goddard

In the design process, there’s a need to be culturally comprehensive.

— Dries van Noten

I spent about a year and a half doing technical post work on ‘The Fountain’. Although I do like the process, I think my favorite part of filmmaking is the actors.

— Darren Aronofsky

People that go through what I went through and people going through divorce, it’s really a difficulty process it’s heartbreaking and it hurts really bad. It can really mess with your head.

— David Arquette

I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.

— David Antin

I don’t really analyze my process. I do know that if it’s not right, I won’t move on. I’m tenacious to a fault about that.

— Doug Liman

As I prepare to take over the reins of your government, I ask each of you to join me in the process of governing.

— David Ige

You know, when you’re making a record, you come up with 15, 20 songs. Then they start to fall by the wayside as your interest wanes. It’s kind of like a process of elimination to determine which songs wind up on the record.

— David Johansen

I look at the artistic process as like experiencing the world, channeling it through your personality and sending it back out there. That’s the process.

— David Sanborn

Life is the division of human cells, a process which begins at conception.

— Dick Gephardt

Definitely directing is the thing I like the most because this is where everything you know can be used. It’s the most personal process ever. It’s the most demanding one, but again, rewarding.

— Diego Luna

If you’re writing a screenplay for a feature, you don’t have any involvement with the casting process, the editing process, the set design, the costume design, or any of that stuff.

— David Benioff

Americans were outraged and horrified by this president’s reckless spending and his endless assaults on the Constitution, but no issue drove them to rise up and fight back like Obamacare – both the abominable legislative monstrosity itself and the tyrannical, corrupt manner by which Obama crammed it through the legislative process.

— David Limbaugh

I pay such close attention of the record making process that most people would assume are very little and wouldn’t be that big of a deal the packaging, the title, and the harmonies, I think, are arguably as important as the lead vocals.

— David Nail

I have a dark room, and I still process film, but digital photography can be a totally lying kind of experience you can move anything you want… the whole thing can’t be trusted, really.

— Don McCullin

Process is your friend, but process also dictates what you can do.

— Denis McDonough

I came together with younger musicians and tried to pass on my own experiences. In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity.

— Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Twitter is a real addiction, like the color of it, the process of it.

— Earl Sweatshirt

There are really three parts to the creative process. First there is inspiration, then there is the execution, and finally there is the release.

— Eddie Van Halen

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

The Palestinians are facing a historic junction at which they will have to decide whether they want to remain stuck in a corner of extreme fundamentalism, which will cut them off from the entire world, or whether they are ready to take the necessary steps. My role is to assist in building this process.

— Ehud Olmert

Evolution is not an even process. There are surges, and there are micromoments. Certainly a career as an artist is that way.

— Eileen Myles

The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.

— Elias Canetti

The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just like, ‘Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do’.

— Eminem

Sometimes in politics, you get a wallop in the electoral process.

— Enda Kenny

Obviously, Nevada doesn’t prohibit all forms of gambling, but you have to submit yourself to a very rigorous regulatory process to run a gambling operation in Nevada.

— Eric Schneiderman

For more than a century, states have sought to protect the integrity of the democratic process at the state and local level by regulating corporate spending in elections.

— Eric Schneiderman

From the Bronx to Buffalo, cities and towns in New York have been plagued by what are commonly called zombie properties. These are homes that residents abandon – often after they have received a foreclosure notice – which then languish, uncared-for, until the foreclosure process is complete.

— Eric Schneiderman

Most of our models have just walked in off the streets, although I also find them on countless trips to Europe – particularly Scandinavia. I operate by instinct. It’s a process I cannot explain, but the prettiest girl on the block is not always the best model.

— Eileen Ford

In the 1970s, I did a Ph.D. with Fred Sanger in Cambridge who was in the process of inventing ways to map what’s inside DNA. He later won the Nobel Prize.

— Elizabeth Blackburn

When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.

— Elena Kagan

One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.

— Ella Baker

When I’m on stage, I feel very much at home – within a theater, within an ensemble – so this entire process is something I feel very attuned with.

— Emilia Clarke

The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.

— Eric Holder

Due process and judicial process are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security.

— Eric Holder

If you sequence a cancerous tumor, you should be able to tailor the therapy according to the root cause of the cancer. But it has taken so long to do the sequencing – which also requires time to prepare the samples and interpret the deluge of data that comes out – that the patients are already undergoing therapy by the process if over.

— Eric Topol

The underlying process in Northern music tends to be slower and continuous, whatever’s happening on the surface in Southern music the underlying process is always faster.

— Esa-Pekka Salonen

In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well.

— Edmund S. Muskie

What I’m really interested in is this idea of a ‘brain co-processor’ – a device that can record from, and deliver information to, so many points in the brain, with a computational infrastructure in between – a computer that can process the information and compute exactly what needs to be restored.

— Edward Boyden

Universities are the custodians not only of the many cultures of man, but of the rational process itself.

— Edward Levi

To come back on the ice was hard, and at the same time it was kind of a healing process.

— Ekaterina Gordeeva

It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time, which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction.

— E. T. A. Hoffmann

No one has ever been able to stop the process and evolution of technology, not even I.B.M. That is going to continue. Those who grab it and move ahead with it will determine the future in this industry.

— Eckhard Pfeiffer

The process is intense and the producers, who are intelligent men, are bringing in new people for a fresh look at a complicated project that has been in the making for 10 years.

— Ednita Nazario

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

I see the author as the person who has written the writer, the one involved in the process of writing. And they’re not necessarily friends. The writer is the one I want to reinforce the author would just feed on the reviews – so I’m in favour of starving him.

— Edward St Aubyn

That’s whatever news topic, whatever political process any country is going through – whenever they are in the news, that’s when they exist. If you don’t see them they don’t exist.

— Edwidge Danticat

As actors, we went where we wanted to, and the camera followed us: it was like having another person in the room. There was no formal structure to the process. It was very liberating.

— Emily Watson

Why my interest in writers? Well, I’m one, and many of my friends are writers. I know what it’s like to write. I’m interested in the creative process. I’m fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside, and what we have bubbling away inside us.

— Eric Brown

The way I process things, they way I express myself, is in comics, just as poets process things that they are trying to understand.

— Ellen Forney

It’s not like every actor needs to train, but an actor will either develop their process through training or through working.

— Emory Cohen

I mean, if you lined up 100 writers, you’d get 100 different ways in which they write. There’s no right way or wrong way to do it it’s whatever your process is.

— Eric Van Lustbader

I’m one of those people that I make a song… then I write another song and then I’m like, ‘But this song is so much better than this song,’ and then I kind of ditch that song. It’s a long process.

— Fefe Dobson

I got snubbed about eight times for the Mid-Summer Classic, and I know what type of career I had, and I know that I’m a true All-Star. The selection process is not very accurate.

— Frank Thomas

I’m basically an optimist because I do think there’s this historical modernisation process, and by and large it’s been very beneficial to people. But there are blips. History doesn’t proceed in a linear way.

— Francis Fukuyama

Only towards the end of this process are any of the chapters in fully readable condition, a state of affairs that used to alarm my wife. But Joan’s got used to it.

— Fred Saberhagen

I quit drinking, so I can think clear. When you have chop trouble, drinking doesn’t help the healing process.

— Freddie Hubbard

I faced many ups and downs, like any other actor: not getting through auditions or even worse – getting shortlisted and not being selected. Most actors go through the process.

— Fatima Sana Shaikh

My whole musical life has been an educational process, and I’m just furthering my education and filling in the blanks. There’s stuff that I want to know that I don’t know.

— Flea

I’m not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice… It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it, like a snake leaving his skin behind.

— Frank McCourt

On February 19th, Dr. Collip found that he was unable to refine the extract by his method and was unable to keep up his supply to the wards. During the following six weeks, or longer, no extract was available for clinical tests. I believe the reason for this to be that Collip, wishing to keep his process a secret, had not kept careful records.

— Frederick Banting

And this fear that US models are replacing everything else now spills over from the sphere of culture into our two remaining categories: for this process is clearly, at one level, the result of economic domination – of local cultural industries closed down by American rivals.

— Fredric Jameson

I like shocking, but I don’t like to shock as an automatic process. Sometimes it happens, but it’s not my main drive.

— Francois Nars

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

When one has finished building one’s house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way – before one began.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

We need to separate the process of evolution – which is, indeed, a self-serving process – and the actual motivations of animals.

— Frans de Waal

The United States’ gasoline industry, as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita demonstrated, is remarkably fragile. And the process of how oil is pumped from the ground, turned into gasoline and distributed to consumers is complicated.

— Gary Miller

Sometimes when you make a record and it’s not successful, you just don’t want to go through that process for a while. You want to have your wounds heal.

— Gary Wright

First, the American legislative process isn’t well suited to large and complex measures.

— George J. Mitchell

When given the chance, women have proven they will participate in the electoral process.

— Ginny Brown-Waite

I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.

— George Murray

Honestly, every person, every individual has a process, and my philosophy, whether it’s an actor or an animator, is you try to understand the process that person has so you can get the most out of them, but I think you have to sort of manipulate that process with honesty.

— Gore Verbinski

I’m absolutely delighted because I’m part of the process that has made Asians very much part of the mainstream fabric of Britain, whereas, when I first started, we were completely on the margin.

— Gurinder Chadha

In the past, my process would start with a sample of another song, and I’d chop it up and use that as the basis of the song that I was making.

— G-Eazy

I don’t want to compare myself to somebody like Fitzgerald or Hemingway, but I feel like, for some writers, going to a certain city, a certain place, is what kickstarts your imaginative process.

— G. Willow Wilson

When I give notes on a script, I say, ‘Guys, I may drift, but it’s part of the process.’ So I’m aware that I’m drifting, but I’m grabbing a lot of stuff.

— Garry Shandling

Over the centuries, religion has become institutionalized, and in the process encrusted with elaborate hierarchies, top-heavy bureaucracies, highly specialized roles and reflexive routines.

— Gary Hamel

Then, once I have lyrics, being able to shape them around a song is nothing new for me, I’ve been doing that for 25 years. The soul searching part of it, the spontaneous part of it, that was, and remains, a really terrific process.

— Geddy Lee

It’s a battle between record company, between producer and between mastering engineer. Because the louder you make your record in a digital process, the more dynamics are squished out of it. Nobody knows exactly what happens, but the dynamics in the performance disappear, and everything is at the same volume.

— Geddy Lee

I never, ever, when I entered this process of running for president of the United States, thought I would be excluded from the debate table. Ever. What does two terms as governor get you?

— Gary Johnson

God created man in His own image, says the Bible philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.

— Georg C. Lichtenberg

Greece has given Europe the opportunity to fix a defect in the euro zone, that is the fact that we did not have a fiscal union. Now steps have been taken to begin that process. And there is more solidarity from nation to nation, and that is a good thing. That has been Greece’s gift to Europe.

— George Papandreou

Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws.

— George Soros

My two grandmothers both died of cancer, so I understand how painful and difficult this disease is on the entire family. My first grandmother passed away from bone cancer when I was about 10. It was really horrible. I remember the whole process like it was yesterday.

— Gisele Bundchen

It’s hardly news that the Obama administration is intensely and, in many respects, unprecedentedly hostile toward the news-gathering process.

— Glenn Greenwald

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.

— Gloria Steinem

But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda – no-one else is going to do that.

— Gerry Adams

To re-live these characters would be wonderful, because I know when the show ends it will be huge mourning process.

— Gillian Anderson

Mature striving is linked to long-range goals. Thus, the process of becoming is largely a matter of organizing transitory impulses into a pattern of striving and interest in which the element of self-awareness plays a large part.

— Gordon W. Allport

There were times when I was working three jobs at one time, and I was still auditioning just to make ends meet, and I was hoping that something was going to come through. Especially after you have two degrees, standing solid through the process is sometimes the hardest part because there is no guarantee.

— Grace Gealey

I think there’s a natural system in your own head about how much violence the scene warrants. It’s not an intellectual process, it’s an instinctive process.

— Guy Ritchie

My entire learning process is slow, because I have no visual memory.

— Georg Solti

It doesn’t cost anything to replicate code. So the companies that make code, that’s why they’ve done so well. We take it for granted now, but why is it that code is free? It’s because somebody built this self-replicating process.

— George Dyson

It is in many circumstances a troubling thing to belong to the advanced class of a backward nation. One surrenders coherence and begins a difficult process of choice which ends, often, in an eclectic idiosyncrasy.

— George W. S. Trow

As far as missile defense is concerned, a very thorough consultation process is underway.

— Gerhard Schroder

I love disagreements. I love the democratic process. If I’m in a room where everybody agrees, I start to nod off.

— Gina McCarthy

If the constitutional process is not brought to a successful conclusion before the European elections, then the whole process might run out of steam.

— Giorgio Napolitano

The argument about zoning and the presidency of Nigeria is like the philosophical argument of the egg or the hen. Who is older through the evolutionary process, who came first?

— Goodluck Jonathan

There are dozens of unfinished or aborted projects in my files, but I can only assume they don’t get done because they’re not robust enough to struggle through the birth process.

— Grant Morrison

The downside isn’t really injury, fear of injury or the process of fighting back from injury. The downside, the very worst thing in the world, is surgery.

— Greg Rusedski

Write out the story – rapidly, fluently, and not too critically – following the second or narrative-order synopsis. Change incidents and plot whenever the developing process seems to suggest such change, never being bound by any previous design.

— H. P. Lovecraft

The process of being a writer is much more interior than being a scientist, because science is so reactionary.

— Hanya Yanagihara

We think of writing a book as a process, but the very word – process – suggests that there is one: a template to follow, a map to guide us. If that were true, someone would have surely figured out some marketable method we could all buy.

— Hanya Yanagihara

My process is thinking, thinking and thinking – thinking about my stories for a long time.

— Hayao Miyazaki

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

For me, it’s almost a 24/7 process. It’s not like I only think when I’m in the office sitting at my desk.

— Henry Samueli

It’s – as opposed to tape where you have a magnetic tape that’s excited by frequencies that you hit, digital was a process where musical sounds are transferred to numbers and stored as numbers.

— Herb Alpert

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.

— Hillary Clinton

China has made important contribution to the world economy in terms of total economic output and trade, and the RMB has played a role in the world economic development. But making the RMB an international currency will be a fairly long process.

— Hu Jintao

The difference today is that, in both parties, the very extreme elements control the nomination process.

— Hamilton Jordan

Thanks to the heroic sons and daughters of this country, who have paid sacrifices, we have been able to score a number of victories which are encouraging the nation-building process we are engaged in.

— Girma Woldegiorgis

Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.

— Hans-Georg Gadamer

I had learned that science is a rewarding, active process of discovery, not the passive absorption of what others had discovered.

— Harold E. Varmus

We think that the Kyoto protocol is a necessary document, necessary process. I am convinced that we will agree to disagree about substance.

— Goran Persson

In the ’70s, there were economists who argued that seat belts were causing people to drive faster and kill more pedestrians. But after 15 or 20 years of research, we can now conclude that’s actually not true. Seat belts, on net, do make people safer. So, on an evidence-based process, we should have people wear seat belts.

— Greg Ip

As a general rule, biology tends to be conservative. It’s rare that evolution ‘invents’ the same process several times.

— Gero Miesenbock

Young voters are crucial. The trend over recent years has been for them to drift away. So anything that gets young voters interested in the electoral process not only has an immediate effect, but has an effect for years and years.

— Howard Rheingold

It’s a long, hard, difficult process to make it to a national championship.

— Hale Irwin

I’ve had so many experiences where everyone is very polite about each other’s working process, which can lead to work where everyone seems to be in different plays.

— Hattie Morahan

There is no reason why agreement on particular points should not be both possible and advantageous to the so-called neutrals and to one or more of the blocs, either existing or in the process of formation, within the League of Nations.

— Hjalmar Branting

Because of the relationship between programmed cell death and human disease, the identification of the genes and proteins that function in the process of programmed cell death has provided new targets for possible intervention in a broad diversity of disorders.

— H. Robert Horvitz

It seems to me we are now, since 1789, going through the same sort of process of regeneration the Roman world went through between 300 and 500. It is only to be hoped all civilization will not again be destroyed by the anarchists.

— Harry Graf Kessler

It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about.

— Henry Bessemer

In writing, one searches, and that is what keeps one writing, that one sees and experiences things from another angle entirely one experiences oneself during the process of writing.

— Herta Muller

What’s fun is that the characters in ‘Broad City’ are rushing and hustling, and our process reflects that.

— Ilana Glazer

Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago, there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth and implications on due process and privacy.

— Howard Berman

Modern architecture needed to be part of an evolutionary, not a revolutionary, process.

— I. M. Pei

I have often said that just as the French revolution, for instance, understood itself through antiquity, I think our time can be understood through the French revolution. It is quite a natural process to use other times to understand your own time.

— Ian Hamilton Finlay

More than a victim, I am a survivor of a dehumanization process.

— Ingrid Betancourt

Anytime you interfere with a natural process, you’re playing God. God determines what happens naturally. That means when a person’s ill, he shouldn’t go to a doctor because he’s asking for interference with God’s will. But of course, patients can’t think that way.

— Jack Kevorkian

Of course there are many ways we can reuse something. We can dye it. We can cut it. We can change the buttons. Those are other ways to make it alive. But this is a new step to use anything – hats, socks, shirts. It’s the first step in the process.

— Issey Miyake

It was such a leap in my career when ‘Truman Show’ came along. It’s always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that’s OK because you appreciate it when it comes.

— Jim Carrey

There is a democratic process in the party, and that can be operated at any time. But am I going to resign? No. Of course not. No. No. I will carry on.

— Jeremy Corbyn

There is not going to be a peace process unless there is talks involving Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas, and I think everyone knows that.

— Jeremy Corbyn

It is opposition to economic orthodoxy that leads us into austerity and cuts. But it is also a thirst for something more communal, more participative. That, to me, is what is interesting in this process.

— Jeremy Corbyn

The process of selecting the tone on the guitar is an aesthetic process like any other, so you try a lot of different things.

— Jerry Garcia

Scientific thought, then, is not momentary it is not a static instance it is a process.

— Jean Piaget

If you’re really in the process of photographing, you are absolutely aware. You are looking.

— Jessica Lange

It was clear, for example, in 1988 that the political process had already become perilously remote from the electorate it was meant to represent.

— Joan Didion

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras have all agreed to send additional consular officers from Guatemala, from Honduras, from El Salvador, send them to the U.S. border so that we can more quickly and humanely identify unaccompanied children and process their individual removal.

— Joe Biden

You love all your characters, even the ridiculous ones. You have to on some level they’re your weird creations in some kind of way. I don’t even know how you approach the process of conceiving the characters if in a sense you hated them. It’s just absurd.

— Joel Coen

The ‘Sisters’ phenomenon was a byproduct of the ‘Trainwreck’ deal. I had to do the normal auditioning process for ‘Trainwreck’. I was extremely nervous for it, because you plan for this one event, and you get the opportunity.

— John Cena

Never become bitter, and in the process, be happy and just go for it.

— John Lewis

As a human being, I’m work in process.

— John Lydon

Every single Pixar film, at one time or another, has been the worst movie ever put on film. But we know. We trust our process. We don’t get scared and say, ‘Oh, no, this film isn’t working.’

— John Lasseter

By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.

— John Maynard Keynes

The world had already changed before September 11. The world has been going through a process of change over the last 20 or 30 years. A civilization ends, another one begins.

— Jose Saramago

Missionaries labor diligently to teach and baptize those who accept the gospel. In the process, their own testimonies become deeply rooted.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.

— Julia Cameron

How much are we willing to lose from our already short lives by losing ourselves in our Blackberries, our iPhones, by not paying attention to the human being across from us who is talking with us, by being so lazy that we’re not willing to process deeply?

— Joshua Foer

Languages are something of a mess. They evolve over centuries through an unplanned, democratic process that leaves them teeming with irregularities, quirks, and words like ‘knight.’

— Joshua Foer

As all of our lives become digital, the logic of encryption is all of our lives will be covered by strong encryption, and therefore all of our lives – including the lives of criminals and terrorists and spies – will be in a place that is utterly unavailable to court-ordered process. And that, I think, to a democracy should be very, very concerning.

— James Comey

Change is always tough. Even for those who see themselves as agents of change, the process of starting a new thing can cause times of disorientation, uncertainty and insecurity.

— Joyce Meyer

Brain surgery is a fairly aggressive process. There’s a lot to get through. There’s the beautiful, delicate shaving first, which is really lovely. There’s a wonderful ceremony of putting all the covers on, so only the little bit you’re operating on is revealed. But once they make the incision and tear the skin back, the drill comes out.

— James Nesbitt

It is a process of discovery. It’s being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way.

— James Taylor

What I realized is that it doesn’t matter how big or small your film is. The actual filmmaking process, the actual storytelling, it’s still the same thing. It’s still all about creating characters that you like and creating moments that get you excited or get you tense.

— James Wan

I’m very heavily involved in the editorial post-production process, and the camera – it’s just such a big part of my storytelling language. I like creating the tension I like creating the emotion through the movement of my camera, or the lack of movement through my camera, depending on what fits the scene best.

— James Wan

Just as Pollock used the drip to meld process and product, Richter ‘found’ and used the smudge and the blur to ravish the eye, creating works of psychic and physical power.

— Jerry Saltz

The giant white cube is now impeding rather than enhancing the rhythms of art. It preprograms a viewer’s journey, shifts the emphasis from process to product, and lacks individuality and openness. It’s not that art should be seen only in rutty bombed-out environments, but it should seem alive.

— Jerry Saltz

I’m not sympathetic. I have zero sympathy. I understand about emotional eating, I understand how painful the process can be, but I also understand that change is possible.

— Jillian Michaels

My characters have undergone the same process of simplification as the colors. Now that they have been simplified, they appear more human and alive than if they had been represented in all their details.

— Joan Miro

I don’t make movies because I love to act. I make movies because I like to make movies, and I like to be a part of that process.

— Jodie Foster

I think when you get to the point where you don’t need to be in love, then you could be in love. You have to just be OK with yourself-and that’s a long process.

— John Cusack

If you presume to love something, you must love the process of it much more than you love the finished product.

— John Irving

For a long time I didn’t want to do a solo thing, but there comes a point where everyone else is going outside of The Strokes and The Strokes filtering process.

— Julian Casablancas

In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way.

— June Jordan

Whatever else it was, Adolf Hitler’s short-lived regime was also a colossal industrial process by which the wealth and productive power of much of Europe was wrenched from its normal purposes and converted into a machine for killing.

— James Buchan

And I’ve always loved commercials. I like working out how to organically weave a brand’s message into the writing process. It’s like an improv show, where comics ask the audience to throw out a word and a skit is built around it.

— Jason Bateman

Acting has always been very comfortable for me, so it allows me to pay attention to other parts of the process literally while I’m acting.

— Jason Bateman

When you think about ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ it’s an American masterpiece, and a very long process goes into the making of such a book.

— Jay Parini

I’m not as worried about the process of writing, simply because I think I’ve got that one down, you know? I think I know what brings specificity to these ideas, what brings specificity to the genre elements, or anything else, and it’s personal emotions.

— Jeff Nichols

I outline and outline and outline, and then I’m very specific about the stuff I write. That’s my process.

— Jeff Nichols

Making movies is really hard. It’s a very complex process, with many, many variables.

— Jeff Nichols

I love the creative process, of getting to create your own show or your own movie, whatever it is you want to do, and have the resources to try and make that happen.

— Jenna Dewan

Certainly, we all wonder what is beyond, and when you lose a loved one, I think part of the grieving process includes where that person might have gone or if you’ll ever see them again. I think it forces you to look up to the sky, to the cosmos.

— Jenny Lewis

User-centered design means understanding what your users need, how they think, and how they behave – and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.

— Jesse James Garrett

The Holocaust of Nazi Germany is certainly no less of a historic crime than the Holocaust that went on for centuries against African-Americans. That process of reparations, and a truth and reconciliation discussion, was extremely helpful in the country of Germany, and we need to have that here.

— Jill Stein

One thing is obvious: Our policy, which is directed at making the country ungovernable, has started to bear fruit. The process that has been initiated is irreversible.

— Joe Slovo

The process to generate energy using the Canadian tar sands is particularly dirty, producing one of the most noxious fossil fuels on the planet and leaving a devastated landscape in its wake.

— John Delaney

But generally speaking, I felt to engage in the political process was to sully oneself to such a degree that whatever came out wasn’t worth the trouble put in.

— John Perry Barlow

I did a guest thing on ‘My Name Is Earl,’ and there is something about being involved in a TV show that’s in the midst of its popularity that frees up the creative process.

— Jon Favreau

Each time I went to create my website, I needed imagery. It was complicated to get, the process was expensive, I had to negotiate rights. I knew there had to be a better way.

— Jon Oringer

With moviemaking, the audience always has to keep asking, ‘What happens next?’ If you have the wrong piece of music over a scene, people aren’t going to get the scene. If you have the wrong camera angle, people aren’t going to pay attention. That’s as much a part of the process as getting people to talk to you.

— Josh Fox

Fighting the ageing process just doesn’t work. I think that actresses, ultimately, are responsible for the faces we give to women.

— Juliette Binoche

The European model is, first, a social and economic system founded on the role of the market, for no computer in the world can process information better than the market.

— Jacques Delors

Most intuitive ideas have to be clarified, so there is a trial and error process.

— James Redfield

Some scholars attribute the decline in nicknaming to the evolutionary process that turned folk heroes into entrepreneurs. The truth is: George Herman Ruth, the namely-est guy ever, exhausted our supply of hyperbole.

— Jane Leavy

There are three types of biomimicry – one is copying form and shape, another is copying a process, like photosynthesis in a leaf, and the third is mimicking at an ecosystem’s level, like building a nature-inspired city.

— Janine Benyus

We’re basically this very young species, only 200,000 years old. We’re one of the newcomers, and we’re going through the same process that other species go through, which is, how do I keep myself alive while taking care of the place that’s going to keep my offspring alive?

— Janine Benyus

I am a huge fan of Adrian Piper: how she works, how she reveals her process in the work, how she writes about it.

— Jason Moran

You might not think of something like TurboTax as a civic venture, but that product took a confusing interface to a government process and made it simpler and easier to use for citizens.

— Jennifer Pahlka

In the perception of the incongruous stimuli, the recognition process is temporarily thwarted and exhibits characteristics which are generally not observable in the recognition of more conventional stimuli.

— Jerome Bruner

People may be due the benefits of a democratic electoral process. But in the United States, content curators appropriately have a First Amendment right to present their content as they see fit.

— Jonathan Zittrain

A lot of journalists are talented enough to write a mystery novel, and I would say that most of the top-end mystery writers actually started out as reporters. But there is more to it than just the writing there’s a learning process, and most journalists aren’t willing to do it.

— John Sandford

Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race.

— Joseph Barbera

A lot of directors want to storyboard you, whereas the best way to get a performance out of an actor is a collaborative process where you listen to the actor’s input.

— Jacki Weaver

Putting together a list of heroes for ‘Original Sin’ was a long process, just like figuring out the villains. Along the way, some were taken out, and a few more were added.

— Jason Aaron

When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There’s more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What’s their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?

— Jerry Brown

I used to think it was hard to write, and I still find the process more or less unpleasant, but if I know what I’m doing it rattles along, then the rewrite whips it into shape rather quickly.

— Jonathan Franzen

Yes, it was difficult – making ‘The Act of Killing’ in particular was a very lonely process. No one really believed in it until very close to the end. But it was also a sanctuary. I was working in obscurity.

— Joshua Oppenheimer

I seek to be authentic and engaging, using my own experiences, being as vulnerable as I ask my clients to be, to enhance the process.

— Jayson Blair

Growing up, when we would get dragged to these events, I didn’t want to be there. Over time, as we got older, I developed a real appreciation of the importance of being involved in the democratic process.

— Julian Castro

In the normal process of evaluating the end of the season, I meet with key executives for thorough discussions and evaluations of all aspects of football operations.

— Jeffrey Lurie

What I’ve learned in my career as an actor is that you’re only as good as your collaborators. The process is many things, but it is wholly collaborative, particularly with something like ‘Westworld,’ which is a 10-episode-per-season gig, and we’re just now on the 7th episode.

— Jeffrey Wright

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process.

— Jim Hodges

I am certain more emergency supplemental bills will be needed before this process is concluded. In fact, there is a point I have repeated several times recently which keeps the enormity of this situation in perspective.

— Jo Bonner

It’s a very organic process, and it has a specific order to it. I love to write, and once you’ve written, then you arrange. After the arrangement, you record it, and then you tour it.

— Joan Armatrading

I’ve treated the waistcoat as if it were a corset, so that it becomes the first layer in the process of putting clothes on the body. There is constant motion between layering and revealing.

— John Galliano

Telecom is a dramatic success in India and our view is, respecting the political process, and respecting the fact that these are sovereign decisions, is that, approaching India as a friend.

— John W. Snow

If you accept that security is a process, and if you can eliminate the human interaction or intervention in that process by automating more, that is a good thing.

— John W. Thompson

The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner.

— Joe Baca

I’ve been on jobs where there’s that one actor who is just a miserable, miserable no-good, dirty bastard, and it just turns the whole process sour.

— Joe Pantoliano

The point of an experiment is not to arrive at a predetermined end point, to prove or disprove anything, but to deliver a poem that reveals much about the process taken.

— John Barton

We must make immigration a legal, orderly process to eliminate this issue, not further criminalize it.

— Jose Serrano

As soon as you go into any biological process in any real detail, you discover it’s open-ended in terms of what needs to be found out about it.

— Joshua Lederberg

A lot of people think that I grew up in recording studios and knew the whole process, but that was never the case.

— Julian Lennon

Rejection is part of the process, so you can’t let it crush you. My first three novels never made it into publication, but my fourth, ‘Sheltering Rain,’ was translated into 11 languages.

— Jojo Moyes

In some Old Testament books, it’s very evident that an editor has been at work. That’s quite all right. It’s part of the process.

— J. I. Packer

I’m saying that an editorial process that is preparing the material for publication counts as part of the inspiring process whereby God, in his sovereignty, gave every word.

— J. I. Packer

I’m the kind of person that if I try to throw it hard, it doesn’t come out as good. So my whole thought process is to stay smooth, stay on top of the ball, and just get my hand out in front.

— Jacob deGrom

I was spooked when I first got the role, as I was afraid I wouldn’t have the companionship I need on a shoot, because I’m so into the process itself, not so much the end product.

— Jacqueline McKenzie

At some stage in the process, most mainstream pop records are being manipulated and possibly completely rebuilt on a computer, with a visual program.

— James Blake

The first is that instead of writing a sequel, which is what most people do, this is in fact a prequel. Although we didn’t know that when we began the process.

— James Collins

I always look at ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’ They talked about how they wrote this movie with horses, and then they realized that horses are super-expensive and time-consuming. ‘Why don’t we just change it to coconuts?’ That’s part of my process.

— Jonathan Krisel

With actors, it’s really about feeding them all the time. I don’t get involved in their process. I try to do the opposite, feeding them, feeding them, feeding them, and you can see very easily how they react to it.

— Juan Antonio Bayona

It took a bit of talking through administrative people, but only once did an attorney try and get in the way of the process and say their artist couldn’t do it.

— Jules Shear

You could put this record on and not get jarred half-way through. I wanted it to be all cut from one cloth, and that was the way we took it through the whole production process.

— Jules Shear

All this talk about writing is a little bit moot, because it is almost an unthinking process. It is actually a paradox because you are constantly making choices.

— Julia Leigh

I have repeatedly called for respecting institutions and the democratic process. Once the process is completed, we should always respect the outcome.

— Jejomar Binay

Most bands have a sound that they’re already identified with, so for the producer it becomes a process of helping them find their muse in the studio to make a record that will not only satisfy them artistically, but will also do something in the marketplace.

— Jerry Harrison

I think we all want to successfully push back the aging process, to deny the aging process. Who among us says, ‘Yippee, I’m getting older’?

— Jens Voigt

The Federal appropriations process is a marathon, not a sprint, and we are at the beginning of that process.

— Jim Walsh

I know there are different kinds of actors, but I tend to have less effective relationships with actors who have a very private process – who really need to do lots of internal work, so that I become merely a witness until they’re ready to share.

— Joe Mantello

If I had the gift of Jerry Seinfeld, of Bill Cosby, of Lewis Black, these instinctively brilliant comic minds, then you go that route! But you gotta know your limitations. I’m more of an actor, more of a process guy. I did Tom Snyder, just as Danny Aykroyd did on ‘SNL.’ I did it in the club.

— Joe Piscopo

No one can say how long the process of human extinction might take, but as it proceeds, the same global order will prevail that always prevails: rich nations will find ways to protect themselves and make themselves comfortable, while the poor nations and the poor people of the planet will suffer.

— Joel Sternfeld

Marks of Identity is, among other things, the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary intellectual with respect to his own country.

— Juan Goytisolo

For a country is not merely a piece of earth it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing.

— Juan Goytisolo

Yes, yes, no one denies, for example, that you’re going to be able to fix the Murray through the Living Murray process without money, no one denies that.

— John Anderson

The audition process is always grueling. You always hope to just get offered things, and sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t.

— Jake Abel

Everything was very specific and very fitted. I can’t tell you what we went through for this job in regards to full body scans and the prosthetic process that you go through and all that kind of stuff, but everything was done very specifically to fit you perfectly.

— Julian McMahon

I love the acting process. What I don’t like is what’s around it. The auditions and being rejected every other day. The look thing. That you have to lose weight, that you have to do Botox.

— Julie Delpy

Throughout Philippine history, it’s the immigrants who built fortunes and, in the process, helped build Philippine economy.

— John Gokongwei

The Constitution gives the president the power to appoint, upon the advice and consent of a majority of the Senate, and it plainly does not give a minority of senators any right to interfere with that process.

— John Jay Hooker

I’m a passionate believer in revision, and a lot of my writing gets done during revision process. It isn’t just tweaking: I tend to break it apart and remake it every time I do a new draft.

— John Jeremiah Sullivan

All elections revolve around and are often resolved by who raises the most money. That’s unfair. I’d like to see that process changed, but it seems once you win and get to Congress, that doesn’t happen.

— John Murray

Those of us who actually were working in the region at the time will point out how strongly committed we were to supporting the democratic process and encouraging elections, in spite of the fact that a war was going on in several of these countries.

— John Negroponte

When Spotify launched in the U.S. in 2011, it relied on simple usage-based algorithms to connect users and music, a process known as ‘collaborative filtering.’ These algorithms were more often annoying than useful.

— John Seabrook

When I was younger, I looked at getting older as this process of getting less interested in things and becoming colder, and of finding less joy in the mystery of things. And I’ve found the exact opposite to be true. I find that I’m getting warmer, and that I’m more mystified by human interactions.

— Jon Brion

The process of being filmed was, I found, peculiar but not discomfiting. At 13, you are malleable, adaptable, better able to take the unusual in your stride.

— James Lovegrove

All I want to do is make sure that art is available to all Americans in a participatory way, whether you engage in the art process yourself or you’re an audience member.

— Jane Alexander

The revolutionary process by which all books, old and new, in all languages, will soon be available digitally, at practically no cost for storage and delivery, to a radically decentralized world-wide market at the click of a mouse, is irreversible.

— Jason Epstein

I try to listen to a lot of music when I’m in the mixing process of a record, when I’m in post-production and trying to get everything to sound a certain way.

— Jay Reatard

From that moment on, there will be an irreversible process to separate Quebec from Canada.

— Jean Charest

A film is like a mad arranged marriage, with all these people who don’t necessarily want to be with each other forced into this intimate, exhausting process.

— Jason Flemyng

I don’t use recurring characters. I do get very interested in my characters while I’m working with them, and I find the process of fitting them into a story, and allowing them to create the story around themselves, fascinating. But no, I don’t imagine they have a life outside of what I make for them.

— Jessica Abel

I’m a writer first and a singer second. And then I started editing my own videos when I was 17, so it’s a process I’ve been doing since I was younger.

— Lana Del Rey

Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process.

— Joseph Priestley

My agent and I put out my proposal one Thursday afternoon in August, 1998. Publishers started bidding immediately, and that process progressed for a few days.

— Laura Hillenbrand

As actors we always say that once the person in a scene gets what they want, the scene is over. It’s resolved. But life is never resolved – you’re always in the process.

— Lauren Graham

I argued that until FBI director James Comey gives a green light to new visas, and not until we completely reform the vetting process for new foreign visitors, that the borders should be sealed.

— Lawrence Kudlow

Here’s what we must do: Completely reform the vetting process for immigrants and foreign visitors. Change the screening process. Come up with a new visa-application review process. Stop this nonsense of marriage-visa fraud. And in the meantime, seal the borders.

— Lawrence Kudlow

I always imagined that having a baby is something that I’m going to keep in a private place, but maybe my curse is that all I’m going to want to do is tell everybody about what my birth process was like and what my children’s nightmares are.

— Lena Dunham

The process of shooting – of choosing shots – is intuitive for me, and I just feel my way towards what seems right.

— Lenny Abrahamson

If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning, one must stop the process before it starts.

— Leon Kass

I’m a great believer that scientists should spend as much time as possible explaining, and you do explain in the process of teaching.

— Leonard Susskind

I have a funny mental framework when I do physics. I create an imaginary audience in my head to explain things to – it is part of the way I think. For me, teaching and explaining, even to my imaginary audience, is part of the process.

— Leonard Susskind

Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product.

— Lewis Mumford

China’s reform and opening-up programme and Europe’s integration process have both contributed significantly to global peace, development, and prosperity. China firmly supports the integration of Europe and regards the E.U. as a strategic partner that deserves our confidence.

— Li Keqiang

I write a lot of lyrics and I’m involved in the producing process, because it’s like, if I’m singing it, I want it to be something that I can relate to.

— Lindsay Lohan

No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.

— Louis L’Amour

Receiving personal revelation is not a passive process. As we seek such revelations, we must prepare for these sacred experiences.

— L. Lionel Kendrick

I think that an industrial process is not like a rubber stamp. Everything has to be put together and, as such, should have its own expression.

— Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

There is a firm, clear commitment to provide resources and ideas to enable us to organize the Afghans towards starting the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction.

— Lakhdar Brahimi

Gay culture is in a coming-out process of its own. From out of the closets in the ’60s, the culture moved onto the disco floors of the ’70s and through the hospital wards of the ’80s and onwards to the streets.

— Lance Loud

This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand.

— Louise Slaughter

We do not evaluate the result but the starting point of the creative process. Precisely, this shows whether the form was discovered by starting from life, or for its own sake. That is why I consider the creative process so essential. Life for us is the decisive factor.

— Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The creative process taps into our deepest subconscious, and we are each of us sex-crazed – products of a shame-based Judeo-Christian culture that has irrevocably warped us all to varying degrees.

— Lynn Coady

I interviewed dozens and dozens of African women who had endured more hardship and trauma than most Westerners even read about, and they ploughed on. I often openly cried during interviews, unable to process this violence and hatred towards women I was witnessing.

— Lynsey Addario

Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process.

— Lawrence Lessig

All of our TaskRabbits go through a vetting process, which includes an online application, a video interview, a series of background checks, and then an online quiz that they have to pass before they’re activated on the site.

— Leah Busque

When I’m doing interviews, I’m doing interviews, and when I am writing, I’m writing. I sit there with a musician and I write. It’s the same process since I started writing in my twenties. I like to come in and leave with a finished song.

— Lisa Marie Presley

I think the funds that have been pledged at Euro Summit, combined with the outcome of the private sector involvement process should be sufficient in order to support financially the Greek Economy.

— Lucas Papademos

I write first for myself as a therapeutic process, to get stuff out and to deal with it.

— Lucinda Williams

I’ve never really talked about this, but I would go days without eating. Or maybe I’d have some fruit and then go to the gym for three hours. I knew I had a problem… It was a gradual process but I changed myself.

— Lucy Hale

You’ve got to be actively involved in the process yourself and you’ve got to listen carefully to what the coach is saying, take that on board yourself and implement what the coach is saying.

— Lynn Davies

I started blogging in 2006 when I had sold my first novel but it had not yet been published, in those anxious months in between while I learned the whole process.

— Laini Taylor

But the development of human society does not go straight forward and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process, the series a recurring series – though not in exact repetition.

— Lascelles Abercrombie

Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining sometimes it needs amending sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving.

— Lee H. Hamilton

There does not seem to be that collegiality I referred to, there seems to be much more of a them versus us attitude, rather than we all have a role to play in this process so let’s get on with it.

— Len G. Murray

I don’t usually like talking about acting or what my process is, and all those kinds of things, because I don’t necessarily think it’s helpful to talk about how I do my job.

— Lennie James

One of the hardest things about directing is just to be patient and remind yourself that you’ve been in Week 1 of a rehearsal process yourself, and you know what it feels like.

— Laurie Metcalf

Each year thousands of embryos, no bigger than the head of a pin, are created in the process of in vitro fertilization, with the support of Congress, by the way.

— Lois Capps

Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding in which the accused carries on the prosecution, imposes judgment and executes the sentence: all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process.

— Lionel Trilling

The way that I work is very specific, very thorough, and the process has to be totally clear.

— Lynn Collins

Over the years, many producers have come and gone, and screenplays were written and abandoned. It’s the Hollywood process. It’s hard to get things done.

— Lawrence Blume

You have something that exists in your head, and getting that abstract thought from your head into something that actually exists is a difficult process.

— Lazaro Hernandez

I have no doubts, by the way, that Ariel Sharon really wants to move the peace process forward.

— Leon Charney

Every woman has a mother, and every woman will have an issue with that mother and things that mother did or didn’t do. It just depends on how you choose to process the lessons that you learned from your own mother.

— Kate Winslet

I see my writing as the process of looking at the usual, but from two steps to the side.

— Katherine Dunn

In the Reagan administration, a great speech was just the first step in a long process. In the Obama administration, it’s the only step.

— Kathleen Troia McFarland

The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process.

— Kathryn Bigelow

There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.

— Kenneth Branagh

I’m getting those familiar feelings, and I’m just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again.

— Kevin Costner

The process of doing a play is an organic one, and the process of doing a film is totally inorganic.

— Kevin Spacey

Your life is meant for you to understand and process, not to make anyone else happy.

— Khloe Kardashian

There is indeed the possibility that the evolutionary process has, in gray antiquity, bred into us an excess of aggression.

— Konrad Lorenz

We’ve always wanted to do a clothing line, and I personally love doing stuff with my sisters I think it makes the whole process that much better.

— Kourtney Kardashian

The basic parts, the start-up molecules, can be supplied in abundance and don’t have to be made by some elaborate process. That immediately makes things simpler.

— K. Eric Drexler

I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre, but unfortunately, it doesn’t pay the bills.

— Kabir Bedi

I’ve dubbed for my roles in Hindi, English, and Italian. Therefore, I’m used to the process. But, dubbing is hard, especially when you are dubbing for a prominent actor.

— Kabir Bedi

If you go back and look at the early promos for Gears 1, you’ll see just how different the characters were from the actual first game, both in appearance and background. And it’s an evolutionary process.

— Karen Traviss

I jump into the process, and the record begins to gel at some point. Then I begin to get a picture of where I’m going. But it’s not always something I know on the front-end.

— Kathy Mattea

Part of the process of acting in a film that you’re also directing is really trusting the people around you to capture your vision, which hopefully you have communicated well to them.

— Katie Aselton

I go through a whole process with the actors first, building and creating characters, then I encourage them to sort of live in that character when they’re in the screen.

— Keenen Ivory Wayans

I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process.

— Keenen Ivory Wayans

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.

— Kenneth Clark

We all take from our artistic endeavors what we as individuals need, to make the process unique and fulfilling to ourselves.

— Kim Weston

When I begin to write a story, I usually know how things will end. It’s the journey toward that point I must discover. The process is sometimes painful, but also exciting.

— Kimberly Willis Holt

Rock stardom and all that stuff like that was never like my main M.O., my main M.O. is musical growth, and if I become a rock star in the process, great!

— Kip Winger

Eric Bryant and Ethan Berlin, the creators of ‘Bunk,’ asked me to come get involved in very early process when they wanted to make a game show.

— Kurt Braunohler

As part of the process by which you hire me, you hire me. You just don’t hire an hour of me to do a performance.

— Keith Olbermann

As an actor, you arrive most of the time at the last minute. You arrive at the end of the process, but you don’t realize it.

— Karine Vanasse

Very often, writing a song is a process that happens to me rather than one that I instigate. I feel a song coming on and, like a sneeze I wait for it until it comes.

— Kat Edmonson

The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted.

— Kenneth Blackwell

The point of serving your country is not to do your own thing or to go rogue, but to work as part of the process.

— Kal Penn

I start with a beat sheet, which is more of an abbreviated outline. It hits all the major plot points. From there, I move to note cards. But the most important part of my process is my inspiration board.

— Kami Garcia

When a company creates a product that directly or indirectly adversely impacts the health of people, that product must be regulated. The process by which it’s created must be regulated. No company has the right to injure people. No company.

— Kenneth C. Griffin

TV is obviously so different from film: because it’s a never-ending process, it keeps going you keep receiving new pages.

— Mads Mikkelsen

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don’t understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn’t a business.

— Malcolm Forbes

Those in powerless positions aren’t about to complain about bullying bosses, abusive supervisors or corrupt co-workers. There is no safe way to do so and no process that promises redress.

— Margaret Heffernan

To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.

— Margaret Thatcher

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.

— Maria Montessori

Be able to read blueprints, diagrams, floorplans, and other diagrams used in the construction process.

— Marilyn vos Savant

Know about the appeals process, especially in the case of the most serious crimes.

— Marilyn vos Savant

I’m always interested with other actors in what their process is, and are they still interested in acting, as opposed to being a star.

— Martin Freeman

Sinn Fein is committed to promoting and enhancing reconciliation, and in recent years, I and other members of my party have taken a number of significant initiatives aimed to advance this process.

— Martin McGuinness

The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it’s magical.

— Maya Lin

I feel like if you are with someone through the process of pregnancy and delivery, if nothing else, there is such an incredible amount of respect that would lead into some sort of love in one way or another.

— Megan Fox

I’m deeply and passionately involved in the design process. I’m a brash American, and if my name is going to be on something, I’m going to have my say.

— Meghan Markle

The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it’s a completely random process.

— Meryl Streep

We are cooling. We are not warming. The warming you see out there, the supposed warming, and I use my finger quotation marks here, is part of the cooling process.

— Michael Steele

To those who say it would be too difficult to repeal and replace Obamacare, I say it’s a two step process. We repeal the Pelosi Congress in 2010 and replace the Obama Administration in 2012.

— Mike Pence

God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.

— Mike Tyson

Barack Obama being President of the United States doesn’t mean racism has disappeared. It’s all a process, and we have to be aware that the work never ends.

— Misty Copeland

I must admit I found it astonishing to watch the candidates below Donald Trump beat up each other and never lay a glove on the front-runner. I mean, when I was running, everybody went after the front-runner and pointed out my weaknesses and foibles, and that’s part of the normal primary process.

— Mitt Romney

The process of a date, I think, is terrible. Horrible. Because everything is banal and predicted.

— Miuccia Prada

My family makes these vinegars – out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer, label them, and give them as Christmas presents.

— Mario Batali

My kids and I make pasta three days a week now. It’s not even so much about the eating of it they just like the process. Benno is the stuffer, and Leo is the catcher. They’ve got their jobs down.

— Mario Batali

We are for abiding by the Constitution and recognize that Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 enumerates the power of establishing ‘an uniform process of naturalization’ to the Congress.

— Marsha Blackburn

In order to say that some function is understood, every relevant step in the process must be elucidated.

— Michael Behe

A normal way that the American free market system has worked is that we have a process of unwinding. It’s called bankruptcy. It doesn’t mean, necessarily, that the industry is eclipsed or that it’s gone. Often times, the phoenix rises out of the ashes.

— Michele Bachmann

While headlines are being generated about the Democrat mindset of nationalizing private businesses and bailing out failed ventures, we seem to be ignoring one of the most massive bail-outs ever: the taxpayer-funded process of transitioning people from analog to digital television.

— Mike Gallagher

It’s much too easy to come here illegally and very, very difficult to become an immigrant through lawful process. I think we need to reverse those.

— Mike Pompeo

In acting process, it’s very difficult to explain. It’s something very intimate, very private.

— Monica Bellucci

There is no government in Europe where ministers go through that kind of confirmation process, which in fact is modeled on the way the U.S. cabinet members are confirmed.

— Mario Monti

When I started ‘Record Collection,’ I had no idea that it would come out sounding the way that it did, and that’s one of the best things about the creative process, taking turns with the things you didn’t know.

— Mark Ronson

Snohetta promotes a more democratic workplace atmosphere than most other architectural offices. This may merely reflect prevalent employment practices in Scandinavia, but Snohetta places a stronger emphasis on group participation in the design process than typical high-style firms.

— Martin Filler

The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.

— Mary McCarthy

When the FDA announced its intentions to join other countries and ban quinolone use on U.S. chicken farms, the drug manufacturer Bayer initiated legal action that successfully delayed the process for five years.

— Michael Greger

Sketching is like dancing. It’s process as much as product. You can turn your head off and just sort of dissolve into the now. Doing a giant, super thought-out painting is the opposite of that.

— Molly Crabapple

The principal axiom in their theory was: Everything can be proved, and everything can be disproved and in the process, one must profit as much from the folly of others, and from his own superiority, as he can.

— Moses Mendelssohn

As an author, it’s a strange process to watch your novel turned into a movie. It’s tremendously exciting but somewhat voyeuristic after all, novelists are rarely involved in the process.

— Marcus Sakey

Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.

— Marc Almond

And as I’ve gotten deeper into the process of making films and television and such, I think I have more trust in the fact that you really never know what you’re going to find after the twenty-fifth take.

— Matthew Fox

Fortunately, when it comes to meat and poultry, I have the really wonderful situation of having producers and processors that produce and process a very high-quality product.

— Mike Johanns

I like the theater enormously, but I truly love films – the whole bizarre, boring process that it can be.

— Minnie Driver

To me the recognition of the audience is part of the filmmaking process. When you make a movie, it’s for them.

— Michel Hazanavicius

I use to watch like maybe three or four movies, five days out of the week. I was a movie buff, but I really didn’t know what it was like behind the scenes, or the whole political process of it.

— Michelle Rodriguez

Writing is an extremely rewarding and humbling process, and I’ve learned to go with it, that even if it feels absolutely impossible, I will find a way to tell the next story.

— Marie Lu

Producing just one video is a long process. First, you decide your song, then you have to figure out the arrangement of the song will you play it on the guitar? Will you make it a music video? Once you figure that out, you record it and then edit it, which can take two to five days to finish.

— Megan Nicole

Once I engage in something, I really engage in it, and I love the process of reading and researching because I come from an academic background.

— Michael Hirst

In discussing the process with the actors, I made it clear to them that they could improvise but that the sum total of their improvisation needed to impart certain plot points, and schematic material.

— Mike Figgis

I think illness is a family journey, no matter what the outcome. Everybody has to be allowed to process it and mourn and deal with it in their own way.

— Marcia Wallace

In live-action, writing, production, and editing happen in discrete stages. In animation, they overlap – happening simultaneously. This allows a real dialogue to occur between the writer, the director, the actors, and the editor, and it makes the writing process a lot more collaborative and a lot less lonely.

— Michael Arndt

Every story I write is different. Some are hard. Some aren’t. ‘Chronicle’ was tremendously easy. I have a hard time comparing my process on different things, but I will say this: The more you write, the better you get at it. That’s one of the few things that’s markedly true.

— Max Landis

When I’m teaching, I tell my students: It’s all process. Don’t even think of product.

— Maxine Hong Kingston

The process depends on the situation, and I don’t think there are any two songs that have gone exactly the same way… well, actually, that’s not true.

— Michael McKean

He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things.

— Margery Allingham

That creates the magic, and that’s the wonderment of the musical process and how precious that is.

— Mick Fleetwood

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

What do I mean when I say ‘suspended animation’? It is the process by which animals de-animate, appear dead and then can wake up again without being harmed. OK, so here is the sort of big idea: If you look out at nature, you find that as you tend to see suspended animation, you tend to see immortality.

— Mark Roth

The process hasn’t changed, but the writer has developed. I still get up every morning and go to work.

— Mordecai Richler

The fact is that the learning process goes on, and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers go on singing some of it gets through.

— Morris West

If we can think about not the object, but the process of creating the object, in short, we have no constraints. We have processes in our hands that allow us to create structures at all scales that at one point we couldn’t even have dreamed of.

— Michael Hansmeyer

There’s something really nice about not sitting separate from the crew in some massive trailer away from the studio. To actually be there with them, it’s more of a creative process.

— Neve Campbell

I was happier when pursuing success than I was when savoring its fruits the attraction, perhaps the addiction, was in the process, as much as in its end.

— Michael Steinhardt

For healthy adult people, the really big thing we can foresee are ways of intervening in the ageing process, either by slowing or reversing it.

— Nick Bostrom

My work sells for £10,000-plus, but my most lucrative piece was a private project that was sold for more than six figures -dollars, that is. The process of the Lego can take weeks, months, or even days. Each one I deliver to specification to each gallery because they want them brought to them fully formed.

— Nathan Sawaya

In ‘Uncharted,’ we do the scenes the same way you would do a film or television show. The motion capture – the performance-capture process – is what makes such a difference for this franchise. So I don’t approach it any differently. The other actors and I go in and rehearse scenes together, and then we go in the next day and perform.

— Nolan North

We all understand that compromise is part of the legislative process, yet at the same time, I would submit that wilderness is not for sale.

— Nick Rahall

We are also working on the restoration of salmon runs, and we are doing a new process of mass marking with these fish so we can tell the wild fish from the hatchery fish.

— Norm Dicks

The Kimberley Process is not a perfect construct, and it is necessary now to re-double efforts to address its remaining shortcomings and strengthen its provisions.

— Nicky Oppenheimer

Reconciliation is a part of the healing process, but how can there be healing when the wounds are still being inflicted?

— N. K. Jemisin

For Gore 2000, I was a formal campaign adviser: contrary to RNC mythology, my brief was not ‘wardrobe,’ but rather policy on women’s issues, and messaging. I was also married to a Clinton speechwriter, and observed the message decision-making process from the perspective of a spouse.

— Naomi Wolf

The process, not the results, have to be the reason a writer writes. Otherwise, creating a four-hundred-page novel is just too daunting a task.

— Nancy Kress

Literary theory has become a parody of science, generating its own arcane jargon. In the process, tragically, it discourages love of literature for its own sake.

— Nancy Pearcey

The government has completed the entire process to do away with interviews for lower rank jobs. There will be no requirement of interview for Group D,C and B non-gazetted posts in central government.

— Narendra Modi

The press doesn’t stop publishing, by the way, in a fascist escalation it simply watches what it says. That too can be an incremental process, and the pace at which the free press polices itself depends on how journalists are targeted.

— Naomi Wolf

I’ve always been an extremist. Some of us have very addictive personalities, and for some of us, that mechanism gets tripped up. Mine certainly did. I’m not cured. You never are. The recovery is a day-to-day process.

— Natalie Cole

I’ve got the recording process down, and I can knock it out very quickly.

— Neal Schon

I started blogging a decade ago because I like blogging. Writing’s a kind of lonely thing to do, and I liked the idea of demystifying the process because I loved it as a kid and teenager and as somebody who wanted desperately to write.

— Neil Gaiman

I felt a little green, because Shakespeare writes the thought process within the text it was tricky not to think of what to say and then say it, and instead just deliver the lines.

— Neil Patrick Harris

In the 1940s, traveling for an African was a complicated process. All Africans over the age of sixteen were compelled to carry ‘Native passes’ issued by the Native Affairs Department and were required to show that pass to any white policeman, civil servant, or employer. Failure to do so could mean arrest, trial, a jail sentence or fine.

— Nelson Mandela

I can’t get any satiation. My brain is wired in such a way that I – in my research, I probably have a lack of D1 and D2 receptor sites. These are dopamine receptor sites, and satiation is a process that involves a cascade.

— Nick Nolte

You get excited about getting married, aight, but after you’re married for awhile, you gotta have a process to make it work, aight.

— Nick Saban

When you play quarterback, you have to process information quickly, get the ball out of your hand to the right guy.

— Nick Saban

The idea of songwriting is a transformative thing, and what I do with songwriting is take situations that are quite ordinary and transform them in some way. Apart from things like the murder ballads, the songs I write, at their core, are quite ordinary human concerns, but the process of writing about them transforms them into something else.

— Nick Cave

I fall in love with every film while I’m doing it. I fall in love with the directors, I fall in love with the process. I don’t think I could do it otherwise.

— Nick Frost

Even though I didn’t write ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz,’ I never felt left out of the creative process.

— Nick Frost

I’m fascinated by human agency – by the process of decision, both in the individual and the mass.

— Nick Harkaway

In the long run, Europe will certainly move toward unification. But it will be a process of push and pull, and there will be resistance.

— Norman Davies

I embraced, I think, the process of becoming No. 1 of the world, which was long and difficult, but it’s sweeter in the end.

— Novak Djokovic

If death weren’t around to ‘finalize’ the Darwinian process, we’d all still be amoebas.

— P. J. O’Rourke

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.

— Pablo Picasso

The financial capital is being concentrated by corporations, institutional investors, and even our pension funds, and being reinvested in companies that repeat this process because it provides the highest return on that financial capital.

— Paul Hawken

With a computer, you make your changes on the screen and then you print out a clean copy. With a typewriter, you can’t get a clean manuscript unless you start again from scratch. It’s an incredibly tedious process.

— Paul Auster

Defense leaders should be searching for ways to reform out-of-date procurement processes, to collapse layers of Pentagon bureaucracy, and to restrain the growth in personnel and benefits costs. A critical first step in that process should be to conduct a full Pentagon audit to determine how DOD spends taxpayer dollars.

— Pete Hegseth

The biggest thing I have realized was that you have to choose your collaborators very carefully, and that not everybody can like you. The process of filmmaking is so difficult, there’s no point in doing it unless you can do it the way you want.

— Peter Capaldi

Every second of every day, our senses bring in way too much data than we can possibly process in our brains.

— Peter Diamandis

If you take a regular animated film, that’s being done by animators on computers, so the filmmaking is a fairly technical process.

— Peter Jackson

To say that Christ is the term and motive force of evolution, to say that he manifests himself as ‘evolver,’ is implicitly to recognize that he becomes attainable in and through the whole process of evolution.

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.

— Princess Diana

The conclusion I came to was that even if I couldn’t sell books, I still liked the process of writing.

— Paolo Bacigalupi

Donald Trump was not asked by the leadership to change. And there’s no reason for him to change. He’s just won the primary process with a record number of votes, beating a field of 16 qualified candidates. So, there’s no reason for Donald Trump to change.

— Paul Manafort

When it comes to remaking my own films in the English language, I can only imagine that it is a very boring process, I wouldn’t ever dream of it.

— Park Chan-wook

If you would ask me what my ideal process is, I would say, long pre-production, long production and long post-production.

— Park Chan-wook

The creative scientific process is – It’s kind of – It’s a windy road that has a trajectory, but it’s a slow trajectory.

— Pardis Sabeti

Being a writer is a very private, internal process. Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert.

— Paula Cole

Something happens between a novel and its reader which is similar to the process of developing photographs, the way they did it before the digital age. The photograph, as it was printed in the darkroom, became visible bit by bit. As you read your way through a novel, the same chemical process takes place.

— Patrick Modiano

Tor.com has been a venue for original SF and fantasy since 2008, but we’ve never formalized our process for submissions. Indeed, for a long time, we were totally winging it.

— Patrick Nielsen Hayden

I truly love the rehearsal process, those eight hours a day! I really love actors.

— Pearl Cleage

Whatever makes you laugh is fine, and all we can do as comedy professionals is try to steer you towards something that we think is a little better – but not put you down or just perplex you in the process.

— Paul Feig

After I came out of surgery – I was in the hospital for five weeks – I found that I gravitated toward very gentle sounds: chant music, solo bamboo flute sounds, a laid-back record of my own called ‘Inside.’ And the music became a very real part of my recovery process.

— Paul Horn

Every cell in our body is primarily water. But the water doesn’t just sit in the cell, it moves through it in a very organized way. The process occurs rapidly in tissues that have these aquaporins or water channels.

— Peter Agre

So in the first draft, I’m inventing people and place with a broad schematic idea of what’s going to happen. In the process, of course, I discover all sorts of bigger and more substantial things.

— Peter Carey

Art and science have so much in common – the process of trial and error, finding something new and innovative, and to experiment and succeed in a breakthrough.

— Peter M. Brant

The U.N. is capable of endless process and mindless psychobabble, but as far as getting the job done on the ground, I just don’t see them doing it.

— Peter T. King

The old process of social assimilation used to be mainly about English new money – generated in London, the mucky, brassy North or the colonies – buying those houses and restoring them, and doing the three-generation thing, mouldering into the landscape, and the ‘community,’ identifying with the place in a familiar way.

— Peter York

Christianity and Judaism have gone through the process of enlightenment, making them creative and constructive elements in society.

— Pim Fortuyn

A movie is a filmed rehearsal in a way. The audience doesn’t know that because you’re taking out the things that don’t work. There’s no comparison to the theater because it’s live. But making a movie is just as challenging and exciting, I find. A movie is pure process. The theater is the result of process.

— Peter Riegert

I’ve become wary of interviews in which you’re forced to go back over the reasons why you made certain decisions. You tend to rationalize what you’ve done, to intellectually review a process that is often intuitive.

— Peter Weir

Take a sound from whatever source, a note on a violin, a scream, a moan, a creaking door, and there is always this symmetry between the sound basis, which is complex and has numerous characteristics which emerge through a process of comparison within our perception.

— Pierre Schaeffer

When you look at a movie, you look at a director’s thought process.

— Oliver Stone

Any filmmaking, any film is a collaborative process. There’s always a lot of people working on things together.

— Olivia Thirlby

The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature.

— Paul de Man

The process of making a movie is what I love. I thrive on that. It’s an exciting miracle, a mad adventure. I love being part of it.

— Orlando Bloom

The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left.

— Orson Welles

Of course democracy is good, but it is a process, not a prescription.

— Queen Rania of Jordan

Natural or artificial stimulation of nerves gives rise to a process of progressive excitation in them, leading to a response in the effector organ of the nerves concerned.

— Otto Loewi

After Madrid, we intensified our investigative efforts once again, and we are in the process of bringing about expansions in security laws and creating an index file system.

— Otto Schily

It’s a pretty brutal process, having a baby.

— Rachel Cusk

In some ways, ‘The Little Mermaid’ was old-fashioned. Rendered in the hand-drawn style, it was the last Disney animated feature to use cels and Xeroxing. Pixar and its CGI imitators soon made that rigorous process obsolete.

— Richard Corliss

Everyone applauds each other’s success in Hollywood because they know how tough it is, but it really comes down fundamentally to the process.

— Robert Rodriguez

In working on a poem, I love to revise. Lots of younger poets don’t enjoy this, but in the process of revision I discover things.

— Rita Dove

Carbon dioxide is unusual because it doesn’t go through the usual three phases of matter, from solid to liquid to gas, but it goes straight from solid to gas. The volume of the gas is much greater than the volume of the solid. When a solid turns into a gas, we say it sublimes. The process is sublimation.

— Robert Winston

When a parasite moves to a new habitat, it can find new hosts through a process called the trans-species jump. Often, the new host has no resistance it and the parasite haven’t had time to adjust to each other through natural selection (it is frequently not in the best interest of a parasite to kill its host quickly).

— Richard Preston

It’s a very slow process – two steps forward, one step back – but I’m inching in the right direction.

— Rob Reiner

Of course, I love chats with various actors about the process and how they do it. To me, if it’s not on the camera, if it’s not there, it’s not worth it. It really just isn’t worth it.

— Robert Carlyle

When you’re allowing the Executive Branch to deprive somebody of a constitutional liberty without any process, that is something that affects all Americans because that’s a precedent that can be used.

— Ron DeSantis

Anytime you really take a close look at people who are dealing with the aging process, you’re going to have a complicated reaction to what you’re seeing and feeling. If you’re in the middle of it, those emotions are going to be quadrupled. It’s immediate, it’s relatable, so it’s good human drama.

— Ron Howard

I realize the voters elected President Obama in 2012, but they also, in 2014, elected enough Republican senators to gain a majority in the Senate, so we control the confirmation process. And these are two supposedly coequal branches of government involved in this filling of a Supreme Court vacancy.

— Ron Johnson

Violence is not to be undertaken by private persons. If a state or administration acts without due and visible attention to agreed international process, it acts in a way analogous to a private person. It purports to be judge of its own interest.

— Rowan Williams

The NSA should keep close watch on suspected terrorists to keep our country safe – through programs permitting due process, the naming of a suspect, and oversight by an accountable court.

— Rand Paul

My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Biology is a software process. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, each governed by this process. You and I are walking around with outdated software running in our bodies, which evolved in a very different era.

— Ray Kurzweil

Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur.

— Ralph Fiennes

Payfirma has revolutionized the payment process, consolidating mobile, e-commerce and in-store payments under a single solution, much like HootSuite did for social media.

— Ryan Holmes

In China, the problem is that with the system of censorship that’s now in place, the user doesn’t know to what extent, why, and under what authority there’s been censorship. There’s no way of appealing. There’s no due process.

— Rebecca MacKinnon

When controversial speech can be taken offline through pressures on private intermediaries without any kind of due process, that is something we need to be concerned about.

— Rebecca MacKinnon

There are days when I’ll write for 15 minutes and have to give up and move around, and I’ll write another paragraph and give up again. On other days I get intensely – focused on the process, sit down at 8 A.M. and won’t get up until 8 P.M.

— Rick Riordan
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