significant quotes

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.Ansel Adams

It's a significant question: should black people only adopt black children, and white people white children?Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.Louisa May Alcott

What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake... spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer's contribution to culture.William Albert Allard

With documentary-film projects, you hope you highlight an area of concern people haven't thought about before. A lot of times, I'm asking myself - 'This seems to be a significant problem. What can be done that hasn't been done?'Paul Allen

Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness, and entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative. You're sharing your life with people. Of course, it's also an expression of your own need for approval and applause. Nothing wrong with that.Ted Allen

As with almost every significant aspect of the Bush presidency, its handling of 9/11 was a catastrophe from start to finish.Eric Alterman

Few progressives would take issue with the argument that, significant accomplishments notwithstanding, the Obama presidency has been a big disappointment.Eric Alterman

When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests.Aldrich Ames

In Italy, there are so many significant architectural structures in history such as the Pantheon in Rome, or the Duomo.Tadao Ando

The older you get, the more you realize you're drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can't blame anybody for it.Dido Armstrong

The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.Bashar al-Assad

The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.W. H. Auden

I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different - such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way.Jean M. Auel

Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.Marcus Aurelius

There's a lot of singers I admire who don't write their own material. Aretha Franklin, for instance, she probably has written some of her music, but I know Carol King wrote songs for her. You can't take away an artist like Aretha; you can't say she's not a significant artist because she hasn't written her hits, so I don't think it's that important.Katy B

By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families.Spencer Bachus

The simplest and clearest motivation for taking animal welfare seriously is the recognition that pain is in and of itself a bad thing, and that to inflict significant amounts of it unnecessarily is wrong.Julian Baggini

This is the task, I think, of a letter movement. But it should be set up only in states where a significant response can be achieved, for a letter movement necessarily presupposes a strong organization.Fredrik Bajer

It was lovely to do The Knock because I haven't done anything really significant since Doctor Who.Colin Baker