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Adapting Quotes

We’ve collected the best Adapting Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Ranveer Brar, Stan Wawrinka, Victor Moses, Herbert A. Simon, Sriram Raghavan. Use them as an inspiration.

I am not very convinced with having a signature dish. The whole point of being a chef is going to a new place, adapting and curating a new menu as per the culture and community.
Sometimes we have a match at 11 in the morning, sometimes at 9 P.M. We need to always be adapting; we don’t have a match at the same time every week, so it’s important to be open with everything.
When I started going to school, I started getting used to things, like the language. After that, I started adapting to school, friends, and everything. It was really difficult, to start with, but I survived.
Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment.
Often I would get offers to remake films and that didn’t interest me. I have no interest in remaking a film in Hindi which has been made in the south already. I prefer adapting from a book than a movie.
I’m adapting quite well to English football with the same will I’ve always had.
Sergio Aguero
One is either destroyed by adapting or for refusing to.
Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.
Every project is different. Adapting ‘Robopocalypse’ would be totally different than adapting, say, ‘Hunger Games.’ Each project has its own life and its own identity. You get into trouble when you think there’s one single way to approach everything. Each project, there’s a different way to attack it.
When you’re writing plays, it’s possible to believe you don’t have any real world skill. When you’re adapting, it is really all about the mechanics, so you feel closer to, I don’t know, an accountant or someone who has a body of information. It’s not all about temperament.
If I just remix and release, no one will listen. I am adapting, changing the song and merging a new song into an old one.
There is always a reverence issue, and I’m no different from any audience member that if someone’s adapting a book or comic that I like, I really don’t want them to screw it up.
Society is still adapting to women being CEOs and professionals rather than homemakers. Because of this, the unfortunate outcome is that we feel we have to be successful at both – in the office and in the home. Striking that balance is different for everyone.
The American soldier is quick in adapting himself to a new mode of living. Outfits which have been here only three days have dug vast networks of ditches three feet deep in the bare brown earth. They have rigged up a light here and there with a storage battery.
Ernie Pyle
Constantly adapting yourself to changing times is a very integral part of a successful person’s personality because change is the only constant, and one should have the ability to change and adapt to change with time.
The key thing is knowing how to adapt. Adapting to the group that you have at your disposal; adapting to the place where you’re working; adapting to the local environment. This is crucial: adaptability.
Adapting is a common natural way for people to adapt to their environment.
I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, ‘I should be doing that. They didn’t even ask me.’ Some mistake, surely.
Firmino is a player who is really good at adapting to different positions. He is a No. 9, but he helps a lot in build-up play.
I would love it if anyone gave me the job of adapting ‘The Great Gatsby,’ but nobody ever does.
That is what Test cricket is about, adapting to different conditions around the world.
But my question is, am I compromising by adapting my words for the audience and where is the line beyond which I am not adapting words, but changing my position?
Turtles are very stable and have been around forever. But they have problems adapting. When humans came along, turtles came under serious threat. Biodiversity is good, and I think it is good in technology as well.
If you start adapting to audiences, you’re really second-guessing the situation, and it becomes a bit more like cabaret.
Once refugee children are in the U.K., adapting to their new surroundings can be a lonely and demoralising experience.
For ‘So Cold the River,’ I’m actually working on adapting the book with Scott Silver, who was just nominated for an Oscar for ‘The Fighter,’ and who also wrote ‘8 Mile,’ which I think is a terrific screenplay. The chance to work with Scott is a tremendous pleasure and I’m learning a lot.
In adapting to life in the melting pot of America, I discovered that the same soft power of science has a huge influence in building bridges between cultures and religions – and has the potential to do so with the Muslim world.
Going to Watford at such a young age and leaving everyone behind and being around new people was very different for me. Adapting was a challenge. I was staying in a boarding school and in a different culture that I wasn’t used to. It was very hard to adapt, build confidence and change my attitude.
Irish research will contribute to global progress and have the potential to help all countries realise the potential of their land sectors in addressing climate change – this means reducing emissions, adapting to impacts, and enhancing and improving carbon sinks.
I guess my approach to adapting books is to treat them with a deep respect on one level and at another level part them to one side and go, ‘I’m doing something completely different here.’
Adapting to our Second Adulthood is not all about the money. It requires thinking about how to find a new locus of identity or how to adjust to a spouse who stops working and who may loll, enjoying coffee and reading the paper online while you’re still commuting.
If someone, a director, tries to tell me the way to do something, I’m not good at adapting. I need time to go away and think about things.
In the course of evolution, it constantly happens that, independently of each other, two different forms of life take similar, parallel paths in adapting themselves to the same external circumstances.
One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can’t get an answer from someone until 5 o’clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn’t get too exciting after a while.
We humans can get used to anything. It really is remarkable. The problem is that we often use this glorious ability of ours to stay stuck in mediocrity. Oh, the years we waste adapting to lousy marriages, soul-sucking jobs, being friends with people who are rude to waitresses.
When you’re adapting a novel, there are always scenes taken out of the book, and no matter which scenes they are, it’s always someone’s favorite. As a screenwriter, you realize, ‘Well, it doesn’t work if you include everyone’s favorite scenes.’
I’ve been adapting ever since my oldest had her first play date with a boy, and I was like, ‘That’s not normal,’ because I came from the old school. Now boys sleep over at my house. It doesn’t matter which girl, which age.
Writing a memoir is such a private, personal experience that it’s intimidating to think of adapting it for television.
Adapting a novel is not really about being faithful to every word and every moment the author has created. It’s more about that same story being filtered through somebody else‘s sensibility.
I have one rule when adapting any text: nothing gets added; all the words are the original author’s own. But in the ordering and recreation of the story, I can do as I please, and to me, the heart and the point of ‘Dracula‘ is appetite.
Kathe Koja
I’m interested in adapting books and all sorts of things.
Sean Durkin
Cinema is a director’s medium, so you’re saying, ‘What do you want?’ Being an actor is about adapting – physically and emotionally. If that means you have to look great for it and they can make you look great, then thank you. And if you have to have everything washed away, then I’m willing to do that too.
I think you always have to be innovating and adapting and improving. You can’t stay the same.
George Allen
It’s been a bit of a struggle getting used to life in the States, adapting to a new lifestyle.
If you’re not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can’t think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left.
I’ll adapt to any situation. I’ve been adapting to different situations my whole life.
I can have my day carefully planned, but if someone wakes up with a cough or a sniffle, then everything changes. Thinking quickly and adapting without grumbling are essential skills to learn, in my opinion.
Jesus did not always like the Apostles‘ way of acting, but by adapting himself to their temperament, praying for them to his father, giving them a holy example of conduct, he loved them, and that love changed them.
In New York, I get a tremendous amount of ideas by looking at the paintings and the sculptures, adapting artistic endeavors to crafts. There is a lot of inspiration around us that we can see every day and turn into projects.
I want my buildings to take root and look as if they’ve always been there. It isn’t about pastiche or adapting what’s already there. It’s about trying to blend the future and the past.
My whole life, I’ve been getting used to adapting. There are small differences, but culturally, the States and the U.K. are very close.
I have been working up until recently with Neil Simon, who has been adapting the character to me.
Imagining themes that are specific to coating lines, shapes, shades, thoughts, the decoration of our homes and the objects of utility or pure pleasure, adapting its purpose in a material-specific way to metal or wood, marble or fabric – it is, without any doubt, an absorbing occupation.
Emile Galle
We have spent our entire existence adapting.
It was not very difficult for me to adjust in WWE because of my previous experience. Stylistically, this company is quite different from other promotions, but adapting to it is part of the job.
Building on our strong track record of supporting developing countries, including in areas like climate justice, human rights, gender and education, Ireland recognises that vulnerable communities need very considerable assistance in adapting to climate change.
My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they’ve read it and learnt to understand it, then they must throw it away and never look at it again!
Ben Elton
I believe in books. I believe more in ‘cross-media’ – how characters are adapting across mediums.
Adapting your own book is like performing open-heart surgery on your own child.
Jonathan Tropper
The question I ask myself when adapting a book is how do I be true to the spirit and soul of the character? How would I describe this character in my medium? If you asked one person to do a painting of something and another to create a sculpture of it, you’ll never ask, ‘Why doesn’t the painting look like the sculpture?’
The media when it focuses on climate change at all, does so in terms of carbon emissions and how to reduce them. Only rarely do our leaders advance arguments about adapting our environment and our economy to the effects of climate change that are already inevitable.
You have to keep adapting to the times. If you kind of go with it, it can kind of fun.
I grew up playing on unprepared surfaces where your wicket depended on quickly adapting to the bounce. As a kid, I could never differentiate off-spin from leg-spin. All I looked to do was to try to hit the ball before it pitched.
I believe the earth’s climate is changing, but I think it’s changing for natural variation reasons and I think mankind has been adapting to climate as long as man has walked the earth.
When Peter Schneider first approached me about adapting ‘Sister Act’ for the stage, it wasn’t a slam dunk to say yes.
At times when you’re adapting a book into a movie, you have to take certain creative liberties to bridge the gap between the two forms of media.
If I can do concert recitals, adapting the repertoire to my needs, then no problem, that’s good enough. But with operas, unless the right circumstances come up, my career is done.
Completely committed to adapting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘. This is not a joke. Christian Grey and Ana: potentially great cinematic characters.
Bret Easton Ellis
The brain is constantly adapting.
It’s not like if I play in big places I won‘t be happy. But I don’t want to start adapting to what’s in style to make my music. I want to stay true to my roots, to keep making the music I love, that comes from my soul. And if there are people who want to listen to it, I’m happy.
My job is called adaptation. It’s always about adapting to new situations, but the core team is going to be the same.
I think it’s important for me to keep adapting.
I am always open to learning. I am always open to adapting myself to a new role and a new position.
The state of the economy is not the issue when it comes to growing a business. The relevant questions are always: ‘What business are you in? Furthermore, is it adapting to the times?’
The hardest part of fame and success is adapting to the people around you that’s changing. It changes the way people look at you from how they used to look at you. They listen to you on the radio, they look at you on TV and when people speak on you in a good light, you have a couple people who hold grudges.
I haven‘t had many problems adapting to the Premier League.
The fact that I made a special movie with an old-fashioned style – even if it’s a mix between with modern and old-fashioned things – must mean I feel both ways about change. In a way I’m resisting, but in a way adapting myself to the times.
I am a player who finds it easy to adapt to the circumstances, and I don’t think I would have had a problem adapting to England.
I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do – that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects.
John Burns
Throughout history, particularly in the last 2,000 years, Jews have been key in adapting local foods to Jewish sensibilities and dietary laws and then spreading them.
The great white advantage has been living inside history, adapting to its constant demands, nurturing the values and the habits of life that allow one to keep pace. This is the cultural capital that whites too often take for granted and rarely think of insisting on in the former victims of exclusion.
Adapting a Judy Blume book is something I really wanted to do, and you couldn’t grow up in the ’90s without knowing about ‘Tiger Eyes‘ and reading it. It should’ve been assigned to all teenage girls.
Willa Holland
It felt like the first thing, but when I first started out, I got a job adapting a book by Russell Banks called ‘Rule Of The Bone.’ I didn’t do a very good job. I didn’t really know what I was doing in general, let alone how to adapt a book.
In my head, scenes are shot from certain angles; there are camera pans, all of that kind of stuff. Converting those visuals to comic format was mostly a matter of adapting them to the rhythm of paneling.
Chris Wooding
I’m always a big advocate for adapting to your new team, your new country and your new team-mates.
I’m not in the business of adapting things that are popular for the sake of just getting it on the screen. I think there has to be a vital reason.
Human beings are very good at adapting to what happens.