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Concentrated Quotes

We’ve collected the best Concentrated Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Paul Dano, Walter Kirn, Lou Reed, Chuck Berry, Jerome Powell. Use them as an inspiration.

Even when I’m alone, my life revolves around film. I think that’s why I live in New York, not L.A., where it’s so concentrated.
At college, I wanted to be a poet. I liked the extremely concentrated language, the atmosphere of otherworldliness.
Me, I’ve concentrated on music pretty much to the exclusion of other things.
I wanted to play blues. But I wasn’t blue enough. I wasn’t like Muddy Waters, people who really had it hard. In our house, we had food on the table. We were doing well compared to many. So I concentrated on this fun and frolic, these novelties.
The overwhelming majority of new mortgages are issued with government backing in a highly concentrated securitization market. That leaves us with both potential taxpayer liability and systemic risk.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.
Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach.
I was an English major in college who concentrated in African-American literature and culture. So I read quite a few slave narratives and stories of escape, and I grew up in Ohio, which was a common stop on the Underground Railroad.
America’s got amazing presentation, especially New York – the most potent, strongest, concentrated, amazing presentation.
I have a personal trainer who comes home. I work out three times a week for an hour each and focus on concentrated body weight training and cardio. Honestly, I don’t always work out if I am too busy with shoots.
At 13, I concentrated on my school work and playing sports, which, to this day, is something I still believe is very, very important.
If I only concentrated on one thing, I would limit myself in life.
Sometimes you have faced no shots during 90 minutes, and in minute 91, there is a shot. You always need to be focused, concentrated, and this is what makes you tired, being so focused.
I wasted most of my 20s being so frustrated I forgot to have fun. I was so concentrated on one thing – ‘Must make movie.’
It’s impossible to see the face of Jesus without seeking that face in some concentrated way, in the practice of the faith, through prayer and action.
When I was bringing up a child, I taught myself to write in very short, concentrated bursts. If I had a weekend, or a week, I’d do unbelievable amounts of work.
I was only 30 years old, and the second Mr. Olympia was probably the most outright win in the history of the sport. It literally took the judges two minutes to see the winner, and then they concentrated on who is coming second.
People talk about the redistribution of wealth a lot, which is a very valid topic. But what about the redistribution of health? That’s even more concentrated at the top.
Uribe and I have very good relations. I owe him loyalty, I admire him, he did great things for our country, and I think that because of what he did, I can now concentrate on different issues, different from what he concentrated on.
Broadcasting began, essentially, in the hands of very, very few playersactually two – and when television came along, there were two networks, then three. Rules began to get formulated that essentially protected that concentrated group.
I’ve been around a long time, and when I was at the top of the hill, I was very ahead of my time! Evidence of that is that my music is still current today – you know, rappers sample it all the time. So, rather than compromise my artistic integrity, I concentrated on movies.
Isaac Hayes
Even when disco went out, I could still make hits. Once I had so much success, every idea became concentrated. I had so much confidence. I knew how the bass should sound, what rhythms would work. The tempos I knew: 110 to 120 BPM. I knew they would dance in the clubs in New York or anywhere.
In the past, much power and responsibility over life and death was concentrated in the hands of doctors. Now, this ethical burden is increasingly shared by the builders of AI software.
More people should read books. It’s the most concentrated experience you can have.
My God showed me that I had the ability to make my family and my country proud. That’s why I concentrated on sports and worked hard.
A short story can be packed with meaning and impact, with the concentrated density of a collapsed star, but should preferably also have a kind of elegant simplicity.
Jeffrey Thomas
No matter how we name and dissect inequality, we must keep explaining the larger downside of such concentrated extreme wealth.
The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.
Cosmic energy enters the body through the medulla and then passes to the cerebrum, in which it is stored or concentrated.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.
For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking.
Where gays and lesbians are the best organized and most concentrated in numbers are states that President Clinton must carry in order to be reelected in 1996. Among the states are California, New York, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Illinois.
A hunk of beef raised on Scottish moorland has a very different ecological footprint from one created in an intensive feedlot using concentrated cereal feed, and a wild venison or rabbit casserole is arguably greener than a vegetable curry.
The only books I give up on are texts where the writer‘s attention is concentrated so heavily on narrative questions that his or her use of language becomes careless.
As a professional, I have always tried to stay concentrated on the pitch, but it was not easy.
The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument.
Relationships, for me, have been elusive. And I would say mostly it’s been my fault. I was always more concentrated on my career. And yes, you do question people’s motives. Is it just because I’m him – I’m Nathan Lane?
For my whole career, I concentrated on that cycle of games from August to May and being mentally and physically ready.
Things are never easy against whoever you play, which is why every game you have to be totally at it, on your mettle, and totally focused and concentrated.
Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It’s a wonderful place to focus in training the mind to be calm and concentrated.
The EU should be concentrated on adapting to globalisation and global competitiveness, not building more powerful centralised institutions in Brussels.
I concentrated on Rossini when I began, and I never really felt any competition. I sang in the best houses, and I believed I was always a first choice. I was lucky in a way – I never felt there was someone else who was getting the roles in another theatre and that we were competing.
For a little while I kind of shunned away from the media and just concentrated on my skill sets and performing and I got that down.
I suppose I had these concerns but I really felt that I had to keep my scope very, very concentrated.
An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
In some movies you feel like you’re a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it’s a more concentrated and quiet experience.
The structural changes of globalization and automation that has created concentrated wealth among some people who have had the right skills and the right opportunities has also created extraordinary disruption and havoc among the American middle-class.
If in a country, most of the wealth is concentrated in the hands of the few, then this country can hardly witness harmony and stability.
Wen Jiabao
Gandhi‘ was a well-made film but surely not my best. It had flaws, which I understand two-and-a-half decades after I directed it. I will never call it a propaganda film for the Indian Congress, but it could have been made better had I concentrated on certain minute details.
The ability to scale up is hard. So the best model for us is concentrated India, diversified financial services, and through this, we can get significant scale on an Indian platform.
A notorious network of violent Islamist hoodlums, concentrated in the rough-and-tumble district of Molenbeek in Brussels, has been operating in plain sight since the 1990s, planning, plotting and carrying out dozens of elaborate jihadi missions from Afghanistan to Algeria.
I’m very detail oriented. Everything that takes a lot of dedication and creativity I do in the morning when there is light and I’m really concentrated.
Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history.
Robert Hall
Some people think it’s an easy gig working as an extra, but you often have to stay very concentrated for long stretches in challenging conditions.
People are used to seeing natural history programmes that have been filmed over many years which are concentrated, focused visions of natural history.
We have concentrated wealth and capital to such a degree that the vast majority of us don’t have the discretionary dollars to make our economy go and grow.
We will have a lot of video sessions and it will get mind-blowing for the guys. The training sessions are forcing you to be really concentrated and therefore I want them to discuss it, for them to come to me. It is all about input, it’s about mindset.
If Warren Buffett could change his mind about investing in airlines, Mohnish Pabrai could change his mind about investing in autos. Pabrai, who has modeled his investment career and fee structure after Buffett’s original partnership, counts General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Ferrari in his highly concentrated portfolio.
Gun-related violence and murders are concentrated among blacks and Latinos in big cities.
I don’t think people saw me as a coach. But as a player I concentrated a lot on playing the game and I was always interested in the thinking side of football and speaking to managers about why they would pick a certain formation or play people in certain positions.
On Cape Cod, great white shark stocks have been growing, or at least becoming more concentrated, because of the multiplying numbers of seals around Monomoy Island. We are fortunate to have such abundance of these sharks in our own waters. Around the globe, we are killing in excess of 100 million sharks each year.
For my part, I like live theater best when it’s taut, concentrated and intimate.
Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many.
Maggie Kuhn
I would rather have one article a day of this sort; and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent a whole day’s hard work in the way of concentrated, intense thinking and revision, polish of style, weighing of words.
What is art? Nature concentrated.
And maybe some people do it too much, are too selfish and concentrated on chess. But I think that in all professions you can find a lot of people like that.
Sometimes things might not go as you want them to, but you have to stay focused and fully concentrated.
My focus isn’t Hollywood; my focus is using Hollywood as an example. Because what happens here does happen everywhere. It’s just a really concentrated and tense version here.
Sometimes I wonder if I would’ve been more successful if I wasn’t acting and I concentrated on other things. But I love being on set. I love working with my 100 crew members.
Danny Masterson
The nation did not begin to realize the extraordinary possibilities of the vast Western territory until its attention was thus suddenly and definitely concentrated on the Pacific by the annual addition of over fifty million dollars to the circulating medium.
Originally developed in Germany in the 18th Century, ice wine is made from grapes that have been left on the vines until deep winter when the fruits, frozen by ice, contain more concentrated sugar. Only then are they are harvested, sometimes at night.
We always try to keep going and stay concentrated. Early goals help that a lot.
Espresso, made by steam expressing finely ground coffee, is rich in flavor and aroma and chlorogenic acids, but not very concentrated at all in caffeine.
Chris Kilham
All the really good guitar players – Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, or even Bert Jansch or John Martin – I love all those people. But I didn’t start out thinking that I would be a guitar player. In the beginning, I played the guitar so I could sing. I mainly concentrated on my voice.
I think evangelicals would do better if they concentrated less on bolstering the formal authority of the Scripture – which I certainly would want to affirm – and more on displaying how biblical texts can shape lives in salutary ways, how they are fruitful texts, how they are texts one can live according to.
You know, acting is very fascinating. But being an actress is not, because you become so concentrated on yourself.
Beatrice Wood
I concentrated on politics and movies because cricket was taken away from me. But the world knows Sreesanth as a cricketer, and I, too, like to be remembered as a cricketer who gave everything on the field.
If I’m doing something, I tend to do it in a concentrated way.
Allegra Versace
If you practice in a focused, concentrated manner and make efficient use of your time, you will progress a lot faster than if you were to use the same time noodling without any specific goals or direction.
The Obama administration has vastly expanded the use of armed drones and concentrated a great deal of diplomatic effort on building and maintaining alliances that share information about terrorists, provide access to get near them, and then strike against them.
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
Isadora Duncan
You don’t just turn up and have a passing game. You can’t sit back, you have to be 100 percent concentrated to make it work.
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
When I was still young and living in Switzerland, I had auditioned in Munich for a German film and was rejected. So I gave up and concentrated on my stage work. But I always wanted to make films.
Bruno Ganz
I’m not playing for Wolves just so I can get in squads. I’m concentrated on playing for Wolves.
For me, a great joke is an idea expressed in extremely concentrated form.
I concentrated on a lot of things, so very few people saw me as an education governor, an infrastructure governor.
Apple very deliberately – and this was very much Steve Jobspoint of view – Apple has concentrated its cloud efforts on being invisible. So in other words, stuff just would sync and appear. You change your contacts on one of your devices, and it would appear on all your devices changed.
NMDA receptors are concentrated in the areas that control learning and memory, higher functions like multitasking, and some of the more subtle aspects of personality. When the immune system makes antibodies that attack these receptors, people may have seizures and violent fits.
Humankind would improve if we concentrated less on being human and more on being kind.
I would much rather we concentrated on the immediate, still-potent dangers, such as nuclear weapons, runaway climate change, and so on. Sort those out, then worry about Hal 9000.
Much of the real computer talent today is concentrated in the private sector.
What better to get all the anger and stuff out for what I do in Slipknot than to play the drums? You’re punching everything, really fast, concentrated.
Historically, the stuff of the universe goes on becoming concentrated into ever more organized forms of matter.
I’ve always been very one-sided about science, and when I was younger, I concentrated almost all my effort on it.
Why did they go to Hollywood? Because they could get access to the American financial sector. The Jews were neither authorized to be bankers or doctors nor lawyers or professors. That’s why they concentrated on something new: cinema.
Our work at the OECD shows that migration, if well managed, can spur growth and innovation. Unfortunately, in the past, migration has not always been well managed: migrants have been concentrated in ghetto-like conditions, with few public services or employment prospects.
But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?
William Booth
A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example.
Robert Menzies