Autonomy Quotes

Autonomy Quotes by Thom Mayne, Franz Grillparzer, Stone Gossard, Evgeny Morozov, Jimmy Carter, Vladimir Putin and many others.

I’ve learned that in order to achieve what I wanted, it made more sense to negotiate than to defend the autonomy of my work by pounding my fist on the table.
In the long run, only woman remains true to mankind‘s foremost mission. Whatever she achieves, she achieves through herself, and alone. Man’s master is the–public.
And I remember as a second or third grader having some autonomy to go to the store if I felt like it, walk home, take my time, kick the can. We were on our own schedule after school, so that was cool.
I don’t have any complaints about homosexuals being married in a civil ceremony. But I don’t think that the government ought to require religious organizations, churches, should perform marriages between homosexuals if a local congregation decides otherwise. I believe in the autonomy of individual churches.
The constitutional reform is supposed to give autonomy to eastern Ukraine and to be adopted by the end of 2015. This has not happened, and the year is over. That’s not Russia‘s fault.
I absolutely value autonomy. I value freedom and having the ability to implement change right away.
You have to record as many details as possible and achieve an order, without taking away the complexity of the real. To voice the real and at the same time to create an image that is a world in itself, with its own coherence, its autonomy and sovereignty; an image that thinks
Time is a resource, much like money or autonomy, which can be invaluable or can be squandered.
The EU is an alliance that the Americans control, in which the EU of course has a great deal of autonomy, but in which it still is very dependent on the United States, especially militarily, but not only in that respect. So to blame the Germans for everything is an easy way out for some of those suffering in Europe today.
Most stand-up comics relish performing ‘in one’ – solo. They like the autonomy.
We have a tendency to romanticize independence. Most business literature still views autonomy as a virtue, as though communication, teamwork, and cooperation were lesser values.
Seasteads are man-made islands that float permanently on the ocean with any measure of a political autonomy. They would essentially be startup societies where people could form whatever kind of community they wanted.
If we are to reach certainty and true autonomy of realization, we need to be willing to be heretics. What’s more, we need to become universal heretics, not believing anything that we do not know from direct experience, beyond stories, beyond hearsay, and even beyond the mind.
In a novel there’s not much autobiography. There are characters in transit. Naturally, I can project something of my experiences onto the characters, but they have their own autonomy, a personality that is often a mystery to me.
I think, my own personal view is there should be higher and higher levels of autonomy; government should not interfere in setting up colleges, in running colleges. The market, the society will decide which is a good university, which is not a good university, rather than government mandating.
The E.U.’s tax and regulatory policies, climate-change and welfare spending, and free immigration even in wartime are gradually ruining Europe. That’s why I believe Brexit is good for British freedom, political autonomy, and the survival of democratic capitalism.
Switching to ‘Renewables’ generates jobs, skills, purpose, power, wealth, future, resilience, autonomy, freedom, unity: Sustainable Society
If you want to open a supermarket chain and put your face all around the globe, selling your baby and your dog, if it makes you happy, who am I to disagree, as the song goes. But it’s not for me. I’ve always tried to keep my integrity and keep my autonomy.
Art proper, in other words, emerges when sensation can detach itself and gain an autonomy from its creator and its perceiver when something of the chaos from which it is drawn can breathe and have a life of its own
At some point, I fell in love. Shortly thereafter, I got my heart broken. Sniff, sniff. And I realized at a young age – no matter what any adult literary critic would have us believe about female strength and autonomy – there is no test to strength of character like love.
Literacy is much more than an educational priority – it is the ultimate investment in the future and the first step towards all the new forms of literacy required in the twenty-first century. We wish to see a century where every child is able to read and to use this skill to gain autonomy.
Everyone from Silesians to Sicilians to Scots seems to want autonomy or independence. The British voted to leave the European Union, and hostility to the superstate is rising across the continent.
Find the autonomy in your work. Autonomy is key to feeling good about the work you do, no matter what kind of work it is.
Strategic autonomy is not secured by merely asserting one’s independence: it is secured by creating mutually beneficial interdependencies.
You have to give employees a lot of autonomy to think more creatively and out of the box. You need to hire people who are going to understand how to do this responsively and strategically.
The way that I make films is that I sit down and I think, “How much money could I get with less consequences?” And that’s how I start. I’d rather have less money and total autonomy than more money and start having to answer to things, because then I’m not being true and the money men are not being true.
A European currency will lead to member-nations transferring their sovereignty over financial and wage policies as well as in monetary affairs… It is an illusion to think that States can hold on to their autonomy over taxation policies.
Hans Tietmeyer
A 2001 survey of business owners with MBAs conducted by the Rochester Institute of Technology found that money was the primary motivator for only 29% of women, versus 76% of men. Women prioritized flexibility, fulfillment, autonomy and safety.
If you are too weak to give yourselves your own law, then a tyrant shall lay his yoke upon you and say: “Obey! Clench your teeth and obey!” And all good and evil shall be drowned in obedience to him.
Autonomy leads to empowerment. We work hard to maintain a balance between collaboration and cooperation and independence.
The one instrument that has relative political autonomy is monetary policy. Central banks do not need to go to Congress to get approval for an interest rate hike.
It seems kosher and OK to treat women as objects because the business of cinema is about images and when you have fragmented images of a woman’s bosom and her swiveling hip and her twisting navel, it robs the woman of all autonomy and subjects her to the male gaze.
We are given an autonomy and the real autonomy… and God would much rather we went freely to hell than compel us to go to heaven.
I have to remember that I didn’t have to become an actor. I didn’t have to put myself in this position. If I’d wanted to have autonomy – if that was what I was after – then I could have chosen another profession.
If you have a disease and suddenly start getting ads for cures for that disease and it’s an embarrassing disease – all that kind of stuff it just gets into that zone of autonomy or privacy where you feel a sense of freedom to be who you want to be.
Islamic tradition is full of examples of supporting the autonomy of women and the empowerment of women. Very few people know that in Islamic history there have been well over two thousand women jurists.
Love … is the honoring of others in a way that grants them the grace of their own autonomy and allows mutual discovery.
Self-determination, the autonomy of the individual, asserts itself in the right to race his automobile, to handle his power tools, to buy a gun, to communicate to mass audiences his opinion, no matter how ignorant, how aggressive, it may be.
I don’t have any kind of ideology that precludes me from moving in one direction or another. I just want creative autonomy and I want at least an opportunity that it’s going to be seen.
I’m obviously interested in playing characters who have autonomy, who drive the story.
I am sick to my stomach, just, all the time. The tools in my toolbox to address that are choosing jobs where I can be a full, complete person, where I have some agency and autonomy.
I like having my autonomy; I like going into the vegetable aisle with little fanfare. Very few go into that star category, in that uber above-the-title category. The rest of us, day in and day out, we’re there to support what they do.
If I had my druthers, I wouldn’t have anyone‘s words in my script but my own, but if you want complete autonomy, just stick to novels.
Teacher, school administrators and parents will come away from Life-Enriching Education with skills in language, communication, and ways of structuring the learning environment that support the development of autonomy and interdependence in the classroom.
Autonomy, adventure, imagination: entrepreneurshi p comprehends all this and more for us. The characteristic art form of our age may be the business plan.
The imbalance results from ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and thus deny the right of control to States, which are themselves charged with providing for the common good.
As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems.
It is now clear to me that the family is a microcosm of the world. To understand the world, we can study the family: issues such as power, intimacy, autonomy, trust, and communication skills are vital parts underlying how we live in the world. To change the world is to change the family.
‘Feminist comedy,’ practically an oxymoron, had a couple of good years after WWII. Chalk it up to the forced female autonomy that occurred during wartime, when Rosie the Riveter went to work in the factories, constructing the Allieswar machines while taking charge of the finances, the home, and the children.
People have a deep need to be legislators, and the idea of autonomy has become very precious.
Autonomy is the whole thing; it’s what unhappy people are missing. They have given the power to run their lives to other people.
America is a country that seems forever to be toddler or teenager, at those two stages of human development characterized by conflict between autonomy and security.
Catalan society is divided. There’s one bloc – which isn’t a majority – that backs pro-independence parties. But there’s also a bloc that doesn’t, which favours the current state, the statute of autonomy, and either increased decentralisation or even increased recentralisation.
I didn’t tell my kids, ‘You have to play viola, and you have to play piano.’ They chose these things on their own, and I don’t think we have to give kids every choice, but we do have to give them some choice because that autonomy is crucial for fostering passion.
I’m pretty horrible at relationships and haven‘t been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving onreturning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy – is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.
How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And doesn’t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute decree In casual simplicity.
Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.
If we lived in a culture that valued women’s autonomy and in which men and women practiced cooperative birth control, the abortion issue would be moot.
Paraphrased: Among the degrees of the universal Manifestation, each sentient creature typically experiences an illusory sense of autonomy. At the same time, with or without the creature’s awareness, the creature subsists eternally as an “immutable prototype” in the divine Knowledge.
Sony is the coolest studio. They are really amazing. I think part of it comes from they’re not an American corporation. They don’t work by quite the same rules. And their studio heads have a lot of autonomy.
The Kosovars were granted autonomy at the end of World War II, but then aspiring president Milosevic had the autonomy revoked in 1989, and the Dayton Accords of 1995, which ended the recent war in Bosnia and Croatia, failed to address the issue of Kosovo‘s status.
We do not believe in quotas. They would not only be undesirable, they would be illegal. There is legal protection for the autonomy of universities in running their own admission arrangements.
David Willetts
What the philosophers once knew as life has become the sphere of private existence and now of mere consumption, dragged along as an appendage of the process of material production, without autonomy or substance of its own.
When I say the grace of wildness, what I mean is its autonomy, its self-possession, the fact that it has nothing to do with us. The grace is in the separation, the distance, the sense of a self-sustaining way of life.
There’s a loss of autonomy that comes from not being able to own the wealth you’ve earned.
There is more to life than material well-being. Who would claim that the wholly wage-dependent family enjoys the dignity, the security, the range of choice and the autonomy (not to mention the leisure and freedom) of the family even partially supported by capital ownership?
Assimilating college sports into the university would prevent them from being run as autonomies or fiefdoms. And you don’t need an NCAA bylaw or an act of Congress to do it – just an active, empowered faculty and some administrators with backbone.
Sally Jenkins
Turner Broadcasting went from a very entrepreneurial, risk-taking company where I had a tremendous amount of freedom and autonomy to a corporate, bureaucratic nightmare.
I’m concerned with our autonomy. I don’t like the idea of people collecting information on me in general, but I particularly don’t like it when it’s used to sort of exploit your weaknesses or make you lose control in some ways.
I do not want to give my power, my self-esteem, or my autonomy, to any person, place, or thing outside myself… The only thing that matters is how I feel about myself, my personal integrity, and my relationship with my Creator.
Google teams have lots of autonomy, including from people like me.
Nothing is more important than restoring a high degree of autonomy to educational experiences so that those who grow up in this society and troubled world have the best available tools to grasp the challenges that imperil our national and human future.
A person is not merely a single subject distinguished from all the others. It is especially a being to which is attributed a relative autonomy in relation to the environment with which it is most immediately in contact.
The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.
Long regarded as central to the contemporary understanding of medical ethics are four principles that must be satisfied in order to fulfill the requirements of moral decision-making. These principles are autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence.
People who work for me know that they have a lot of autonomy. I like to know what’s going on, and I’ll offer my opinion, but I want people to feel that they can say to me, “That’s great that you have that opinion, but, no, we’re not going to do that.”
Placing the burden on the individual to break down doors in finding better education for a child is attractive to conservatives because it reaffirms their faith in individual ambition and autonomy. But to ask an individual to break down doors that we have chained and bolted in advance of his arrival is unfair.
Writing is a solitary occupation, and one of its hazards is loneliness. But an advantage of loneliness is privacy, autonomy and freedom.
Control leads to compliance; autonomy leads to engagement.
It is an illusion to think that [EU] states can hold on to their autonomy.
Hans Tietmeyer
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
To most of us, adulthood means being able to earn a living, possess a home, get married and rear children, and this implies having autonomy or control over one’s life. In the 19th century, becoming an adult was celebrated as a liberation from paternal authority. Today we regard it more as a time of regret and stagnation.
The good life is best construed as a matrix that includes happiness, occasional sadness, a sense of purpose, playfulness, and psychological flexibility, as well autonomy, mastery, and belonging.
The three things that motivate creative people – autonomy, mastery, purpose!
Technically I can get out of my wheelchair and crawl around and do things, but when I’ve traveled and they’ve lost my wheelchair in transit, I feel like I need to be bound to it. My functionality and autonomy are often bound to this.
In the real world there’s an after-effect of disappointment if you lose an argument. But if, to begin with, you’re set up not to have this particular autonomy, then you’re not disappointed.
I can never thoroughly appreciate meals on ships because, away from land, I feel my autonomy is restricted.
Moral autonomy appears when the mind regards as necessary an ideal that is independent of all external pressures.
We face a conflict between civilisation and culture, which used to be on the same side. Civilisation means rational reflection, material wellbeing, individual autonomy and ironic self-doubt; culture means a form of life that is customary, collective, passionate, spontaneous, unreflective and arational.
I really like directors who give you a certain amount of autonomy because I think a lot about my characters and I think a lot about scenes and choices.
French parents are very concerned about their kids. They know about pedophiles, allergies, and choking hazards. They take reasonable precautions. But they aren’t panicked about their children’s well-being. This calmer outlook makes them better at both establishing boundaries and giving their kids some autonomy.
The fey in this country keep to themselves, and are a separate nation, much like the American Indians, but with even more autonomy.
I distanced myself, relatively, from my parents for a year or so in my late twenties. It was necessary for me to feel my autonomy. Other than that brief gap, we have always been a very close family.
I don’t want to be any more interesting than I am. I love the life that I get to live, which is one of real independence and privacy and autonomy.
I’ve always tried to keep my integrity and keep my autonomy.
I think the most relative thing is that women in a way that I think people haven’t given us credit for, want to return to this idea about equality in marriages and financial autonomy. And if the richest women don’t have financial autonomy, what does it mean for the rest of us? That’s all.
The Bundists did not wait for the Messiah, nor did they plan to leave for Palestine. They believed that Poland was their country and they fought for a just, socialist Poland, in which each nationality would have its own cultural autonomy, and in which minorities‘ rights would be guaranteed.
Marek Edelman
The spontaneous reproduction of superimposed needs by the individual does not establish autonomy; it only testifies to the efficacy of the control.
Faith intervenese not to abolish reason‘s autonomy nor to reduce its scope for action, but solely to bring the human being to understand that in these events it is the God of Israel who acts.
The creative autonomy in ‘Lucha Underground‘ is more than I felt in WWE. There is more willingness from the creative and production team to listen to input from the wrestlers in ‘Lucha Underground.’
A lot of people don’t know this about Wu-Tang, it started from a focused mind. I was given total autonomy to do whatever I want with them… They agreed, to me, to be a dictator for five years. And in those five years, it’s considered some of our best work.
Men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.
I think there’s great potential for autonomy, but we have to remember that we live in a world where people may have free will but have not invented their circumstances.
Adults don’t know how to respect and really love their young ones. Often love is confused with possession. You say “this is my” about your child, without taking into account that you’re dealing with a real person with his/her own personality, rights, and autonomy, even when very young.
What the Father gives is the capacity to be a self, freedom, and thus autonomy, but an autonomy which can be understood only as a surrender of self to the other.
Those three things – autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward – are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.
I have to trust people. There’s no system of controls that can replace trust, so I need to reinforce that trust, and part of reinforcing trust is making sure that people feel accountability, and with accountability comes some degree of autonomy. You don’t have one without the other.
It’s hard to feel attracted to someone who has abandoned her sense of autonomy.
Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.
We want to reduce the size of government in half as a percentage of GNP over the next 25 years. We want to reduce the number of people depending on government so there is more autonomy and more free citizens.
It’s an amusing idea to some, this feminism thing – this audacious notion that women should be able to move through the world as freely, and enjoy the same inalienable rights and bodily autonomy, as men. At least, that’s the impression given when feminism and feminists are all too often the targets of lazy humor.
Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.
I wasn’t good with authority, went to lots of schools, didn’t like the fact that there was no autonomy.
One key ingredient to successful technology integration is not forgetting the autonomy and the fun.
Mark Barnes
And that may be [Helen Gurley] Brown’s most enlightened lesson: that sexual autonomy and fulfillment are inseparable from the autonomy and fulfillment that a woman gets from her career.
It’s been a process of evolving within a family company to get the autonomy I now have from a boss like my father. If you’re sitting there waiting for a pat on the back, you’re going to be waiting a long time.
It’s no accident that the countries that have enjoyed an economic take off have been those that educated girls and then gave them the autonomy to move to the cities to find work
Boundaries are the lines we draw that mark off our autonomy and that of other people, that protect our privacy and that of others. Boundaries allow for intimate connection without dissolving or losing one’s sense of self.
At our present bad moment, we need above all to recover our sense of literary individuality and of poetic autonomy.
There are tradeoffs between independence and co-operation, between regulatory autonomy and market access. This means that compromises are necessary to deliver a pragmatic Brexit that protects jobs and living standards while respecting the referendum result.
The whole evolution of present-day society tends to develop the various forms of bureaucratic oppression and to give them a sort of autonomy in regard to capitalism as such.
So I am totally aware that when I defend the autonomy of art I’m going counter to my own development. It’s more an instinctive reaction, meant to protect the private aspect of the work, the part I am most interested in and which nowadays is at risk in our culture.
I am certainly not arguing for the de facto autonomy of the individual work, even though there is much to be said for making the attempt to see it in that light as one facet of the reception process.
Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art.
It seems to me that metaphors come down to a certain idea of interconnectedness – that everything relates to everything else. Metaphors don’t believe in autonomy. And in the end, perhaps that idea of interconnectedness is a moral position.
Trans justice calls on us to combat the blend of prejudices that demean the lives and diminish the autonomy of another person.
According to me when former governors join the political mainstream, the whole cause propagated for autonomy of the institutions, itself gets impacted. When they dwell into statements which are politically loaded, rather than during their tenure as a governor, it is far easier to analyse those statements.
To me, my version of feminism, it’s co-extensive with human rights and democracy. It’s just part of the same fight for everyone being free, and having autonomy and dignity. It’s not pitting one gender against another, it’s not saying anything is better, it’s just clearing away injustice.
I try to be aware of my kids’ autonomy in terms of my Instagram, but I do post them a lot. I would never want to post something that would embarrass them or that later they’d feel some sort of shame for.
The more woman aims for personal identity and autonomy … the fiercer will be her struggle with nature – that is, with the intractable physical laws of her own body. And the more nature will punish her: ‘Do not dare to be free! For your body does not belong to you.’
We attach great importance to the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. But if our diplomatic relations is subject to China‘s goodwill, we will lose the autonomy of our diplomacy.
I think you are going through so many ‘firsts‘ as a teenager, and it’s a charged time because of that. You don’t have much autonomy in life. Everything is just kind of crazy, and there are so many huge decisions to be made, like where are you going to college or who you date. These things can really affect your whole life.
The good news is that women’s roles have changed so dramatically over the past three decades that women now expect to have careers, balance work and family, express their individual autonomy.
I want to reduce the size of government in half as a percentage of GNP – gross national product – over the next 25 years. We want to reduce the number of people depending on government so there is more autonomy and more free citizens.
Autonomy is the capacity to act on principles that are one’s own and one will exercise this capacity by means of a process of rational reflection on these principles. Autonomy is thought to be necessary for attributing political responsibility.
For me the thing that signals a great story is what we might call its autonomy, the fact that it detaches itself from its author like a soap bubble blown from a clay pipe.
Love rests on two pillars: surrender and autonomy. Our need for togetherness exists alongside our need for separateness.
The things we really need come to us only as gifts, and in order to receive them as gifts we have to be open. In order to be open we have to renounce ourselves, in a sense we have to die to our image of ourselves, our autonomy, our fixation upon our self-willed identity.
We have to take away from humans in the long run their reproductive autonomy as the only way to guarantee the advancement of mankind.
Many Muslim parents are authoritarian, which leaves young men and women with limited spaces to express themselves. Self-expression and autonomy are regarded as symptoms of ‘Westernisation.’
I realized that every lesson, conference, response, and assignment I taught must lead students away from me and toward their autonomy as literate people.
The proper end of teaching is to lead our students toward autonomy.
Marshall Gregory
Unfortunately, for the vast majority of us, a vast majority of the time, we surrender our true autonomy to this illusion of agency. I’m as guilty as anybody, and I write about it in a book. I’m not condemning anybody.
We face a conflict between civilisation and culture, which used to be on the same side. Civilisation means rational reflection, material wellbeing, individual autonomy and ironic self-doubt; culture means a form of life that is customary, collective, passionate, spontaneous, unreflective and irrational.
The autonomy of the individual appears to be complemented & enhanced by the movement of the group; while the effectiveness of the group seems to depend on the freedom of the individual.
Every aspect of the novel is – or should be – an arrow pointed towards its ultimate meaning, or a multiplicity of possible meanings. But I also value the readers‘ autonomy, their right to both read and misread.
The ultimate freedom for creative groups is the freedom to experiment with new ideas. Some skeptics insist that innovation is expensive. In the long run, innovation is cheap. Mediocrity is expensive—and autonomy can be the antidote.”   TOM KELLEY General Manager, IDEO
Our intent is to operate Time Warner as it operates today, with autonomy in its divisions, including the world-class creative talent and journalists that make Time Warner a leader in entertainment and news.
No effort for autonomy or self-rule can succeed if it is approached illegally.
YouTube has proven it can flourish in a model where there is more autonomy, and in that way I think it is an example and a potential model for other areas of the business.
Salar Kamangar
The first step toward maintaining autonomy in any programmed environment is to be aware that there’s programming going on. It’s as simple as understanding the commercials are there to help sell things. And that TV shows are there to sell commercials, and so on.
Autonomy, Purpose, & Mastery: If you are having difficulty creating the life you want, chances are one or more of these are missing.
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
I fought violently for the autonomy of architecture. It’s a very passive, weak profession where people deliver a service. You want a blue door, you get a blue door. You want it to look neo-Spanish, you get neo-Spanish. Architecture with any authenticity represents resistance. Resistance is a good thing.
Collectively, we must find points of leverage in order to convince China to improve their treatment of Uighurs, Tibetans, and other minority groups, to ensure the autonomy of Hong Kong, and to continue to protect democracy in Taiwan, among other issues.
Felicity grimaced in agreement. “No, you are perfectly correct. I did not realize how vital the approbation of one’s butler is in allowing for nocturnal autonomy.
The limitation of the vlog format is that it may seem to give people enough, when they actually have no real autonomy.
Patient autonomy is paramount to the oath that we take when we enter the profession of medicine. That is why I am appalled when the federal government gets between my patients and their right to the full range of medical information and complete access to health care.
I don’t want to be famous famous. I’m happy on the second tier, where I have autonomy on a professional level but I can still go out to the movies without being recognized.
People always want to have ownership and decision-making and autonomy.
All political and religious systems have their root and their strength in the innate conservatism of the human mind, and its intense fear of autonomy.
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. These are the building blocks of an entirely new operating system for our businesses.
Autonomy is impossible as long as one is driven by anything.
the world I create in writing compensates for what the real world does not give me.
OK, look, I just – I think that – I think everyone underestimates the power of an autonomy of every individual to make their own decision.
As an actor there’s no autonomy, unless you’re prepared to risk the possibility of starving.
Black people cannot and will not become integrated into American society on any terms but those of self-determination and autonomy.
The question is not whether Tibet should be independent but the extent of the autonomy that it is allowed. Tibet has been firmly ensconced as part of the Chinese empire since the Qing dynasty‘s military intervention in Tibet in the early 18th century.
…a distorted development of autonomy is the root cause of the pathological and, ultimately, evil element in human beings.
Arno Gruen
What could be the basis of our having more inherent value than animals? Their lack of reason, or autonomy, or intellect? Only if we are willing to make the same judgment in the case of humans who are similarly deficient.
The billable hours is a classic case of restricted autonomy. I mean, you’re working on – I mean, sometimes on these six-minute increments. So you’re not focused on doing a good job. You’re focused on hitting your numbers. It’s one reason why lawyers typically are so unhappy. And I want a world of happy lawyers.
I devote myself to what I love the most, and for this very reason I hesitate to designate it with lofty words: I do not want to risk believing that it is a sublime compulsion, a law, which I obey: I love what I love the most too much to wish to appear to it as one compelled.
Foundational autonomy asserts instead that in the most fundamental practical sense, I am my own creator, which means that at the core, I am alone.
There is absolutely no evidence that it is harmful to children if their mother‘s health, well-being and autonomy and control of her own destiny is maximized by work outside the home.
As a songwriter and musician, it strikes me that in music, a certain territorial nature when it comes to one’s own autonomy around life and art is common and understood.
People have said I’m a puppet, an instrument of my grandfather, but I think they quickly realised that I’m my own person, that I have autonomy in my actions. I think they rapidly realised I could look after myself.
The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.