Dictate Quotes

Dictate Quotes by Mary Helen Bowers, Charles Spurgeon, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Friedrich Schiller, Ryan Holmes, Derek Cianfrance and many others.

I don’t let my wardrobe dictate my diet.
We do not pray to God to instruct Him as to what He should do; neither for a moment must we presume to dictate the method of the divine working.
The real scientist is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take.
No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.
Workflow and usability are not afterthoughts; they impact the core of any project and dictate how it should be engineered.
I shotBlue Valentine‘ on 16mm for the past, and for the present on the Red Camera. I feel that both formats are valid. The stories should dictate the format we shoot on. Filmmakers should have a choice.
My frustration has always been that I’m a Christian, but I don’t buy into, never have bought into, the belief that Jesus and God are these men who just dictate that this is how you have to live your life or you are going to burn in hell.
I want it to be one-sided. I don’t want to take any bumps or bruises: I want to go out and dictate all aspects and go out the way I came in. I’m looking to dominate and dictate.
The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you’re dead.
Customer freedom! Don’t dictate how I want to watch my TV!
The truth is, I could no more dictate her nature than she could dictate mine. Kinsey‘s happy as she is and she doesn’t need to be rescued, improved, or saved.
Starbucks has stores in America in many, many communities that are governed by many, many different municipalities. Starbucks cannot dictate to a municipality in Cincinnati or Kansas City or Sacramento how or why or when there should be a recycling program.
Bipartisanship has taken us to the brink of bankruptcy. We don’t need bipartisanship, we need application of principle… Where was the call for bipartisanship during the Obamacare debate? Not a single Republican voted for it. It wasn’t about bipartisanship, it was about having the votes to dictate your will.
This is exactly why Barstool Sports has to exist. We’re one of the few placesmaybe the only place – on the Internet where we don’t let agendas dictate what we do.
We should govern our actions by assuming that people are more good than bad. Whereas, most of our social policies dictate that people are more bad than good. That you know if you do something, it’ll be seized by the rich to exploit the poor.
Ultimate authority in a global system remains with sovereigns. Governments will not have it any other way: politicians face instant rejection from their electorate if they allow transnational authorities to dictate terms.
Twins work really well in the industry because child labor laws dictate a baby, as an example, can only work for, like, an hour a day.
I don’t know what my record‘s going to be. I can’t dictate it. I mean, obviously I have to pitch well, but it also takes the guys at the plate to show up as well.
Yet there are film stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra who never allowed the mafia to dictate terms to them. But starlets like Monica Bedi used the mafia connection to win stardom and is now paying heavily.
Communities and workers should be partners at the table, not waiting on the sidelines while government and the fossil fuel industry dictate climate policy.
I’m going to win or lose a match playing on my terms, playing my game, which is big and aggressive and trying to dictate points. Not shying away from that.
The thing I love about vampires that I find so fascinating is that, unlike other sci-fi creations, they aren’t monsters from the get-go, they’re human beings first… and so what kind of human you are would dictate what kind of vampire you would be.
I think a lot of people miss out on opportunities, they miss out on achieving their dream, and they miss out on doing what they love to do because they’re allowing something else, something outside of them and outside of God, to dictate what their life’s going to look like.
Liberals want the government to get bigger, and they want you to drive smaller cars, and they want to dictate the way you live.
We can’t let fear steer the way, dictate our lives.
A government of, by, and for the people requires that people talk to people, that we can agree to disagree but do so in civility. If we let the politicians and those who report dictate our discourse, then our course will be dictated.
Allowing staff to dictate frameworks and policy outcomes without appropriate checks by elected leaders has corrosive effects.
Michael O’Rielly
I have always believed that my life is more important than my profession and I have never ever allowed my profession to dictate my life.
History will dictate what my legacy is. And ‘maverick‘ is fine, because I am.
It’s hard to go with a trend. As soon as it’s out, everyone picks it up. It’s important to stay true to yourself. Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate.
I don’t dictate, you don’t dictate to Stevie Wonder, not successfully.
I know what I am getting into with heavyweights. Not one of them can dictate against me because, firstly, they don’t have feet fast enough. Secondly, while there are far better athletes and stronger fighters than me, even some who are quicker, they don’t have the ring IQ I have. It allows me to dictate.
We’re all very sensitive that Jim has the shortest history with the band. He wants to be somewhat of a free agent. I’m just going to let time dictate how Jim’s future evolves.
I dictate the pace of my fights and no one else.
I don’t think that it’s up to government to dictate what people should wear.
I remember once doing a benefit for a Jewish charity and wearing an enormous cross. I kind of don’t let the audience dictate anything to me. I sort of dictate to them, and they better be on board.
I can’t dictate how I play because I’m injured. I’ve got to go out there and still play.
It is not true that I dictate what should be done. There is a dialogue.
The aim of the Palestinian terror is not just to kill Israelis but also to break the will of Israeli society in order to dictate a political solution. Israel should never yield to this terror campaign.
What makes that turnstile turn? That’s what made wrestling what it has become. The fans dictate the direction of the wrestling industry.
The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem.
I want to try and be aggressive and dictate the play a little bit.
The digital revolution has deepened the crisis within representative democracy. But as it forces its demise, it might also dictate its future. Traditional representative democracy within nations is no longer enough. People want more participation and collaboration with their government.
No one can dictate what I will wear and I am strictly against such moral guardianship.
I never was a person who let people who have their ideas and their expectations of me dictate who I became.
Government shouldn’t try to dictate what art looks like or what it portrays. Last thing we want is government screwing it up, which is what they would do.
The very rich, very poor, and the very famous get the worst medical care. The very rich can buy it, the very poor can’t get any, and the very famous can dictate it.
I’ve always deplored bad heterosexual values that dictate the minute a marriage is over the former partners no longer speak to each other; only straights could be so cruel and inhuman as to reject totally the person with whom they’ve shared their life for 20 or 30 years.
We must respect women’s personal decisions about their health, not dictate to them.
We’ve carried that over into the visual development as well. We’ve designed quite an exotic cast of characters, but the last thing we want is to dictate to the players how their PCs should look. What we want to do is inspire.
Sam Wood
I used to think I’d never get married or have kids. Peer pressure suggested I might be a lone wolf forever. I’ve always let life dictate its own terms. Marriage just happened.
There’s been an unfortunate history of efforts to make sure Florida‘s votes don’t count. Given that history, it’s clear why people here would be especially concerned about efforts undertaken by Super PACs and the corporations that fund them to dictate the outcome of elections.
I think I have some ideas on coaching, but listen, coaches work harder than players. The hours they put in, the headaches that they have. That’s the one thing I’ve never liked about coaching. They have all the emotion, passion and preparation without actually getting to be able to dictate what happens.
Science, engineering, and technology discovers and invents new ways of doing things – but it doesn’t dictate how we should do them.
We have what we call a dictator offense. We dictate to defenses by making them do what we want them to do. And we do it by creating formations.
I don’t believe in letting fear dictate what you do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t feel afraid or frightened. I think it’s normal and healthy to be afraid in situations.
Hipsters. We all know one. They’re those fun, little, arrogant people who let the ideal of ‘anti-consumerism,’ combined with a hatred for all things normal, dictate their every action.
Conservative talkers love to throw numbers around: their ratings and their audience size. And to be sure, they have a sizable audience which numbers in the tens of millions. But having people tune in and being able to dictate their actions are two different things.
Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.
As a player, I could have the ball in my hands; I could kind of dictate what happens. I’m still learning, a young coach with young players. Sometimes I’m going to see things. They’re not going to see what I see. So it’s being able to translate that and help them see what I’m seeing.
We will work to modify and remove some European parameters, but regarding the euro, I remain convinced that the single currency is destined to end: not because I want it but because the facts, common sense, and the real economy dictate it.
I posed nude to show my parents they couldn’t dictate to me any more – that I control my life.
No one from abroad can dictate to us whether Poles are allowed to defend themselves against slandering.
If I could change anything, I would definitely have had a father around. My father. I would definitely say it affected me deeply as a young man, coming up. Who doesn’t want a father? Those are the beginnings, and those are what can dictate the roads you choose in life, and choosing them well.
Some comics don’t like it when people talk during the set, and it does get a little bit annoying after awhile, but I basically let people dictate what jokes I’m going to do.
I’m at peace with myself. The main thing is not letting people dictate what I do or what I am.
I think models have a lot less power than they did in the ‘80s, when there were, like, only 10 supermodels who could dictate the rules, whereas now there’s so many, and that changes the power dynamic and makes it a more insecure business.
Wisdom would dictate that a sense of proportion, empathy and balance should drive how the Workers’ Party approaches Singapore politics.
The whole point of ‘Acid Rap’ was just to ask people a question: does the music business side of this dictate what type of project this is? If it’s all original music and it’s got this much emotion around it and it connects this way with this many people, is it a mixtape? What’s an ‘albumthese days, anyways?
When I go into games as a forward, my job is really clear, and I just have to execute. But as a midfielder, you get to sort of enjoy the game more, and you get to feel the game and dictate the play.
Kelley O’Hara
If I want to be a real comedian, I can’t let you dictate my material, so I started creating more new material.
I will not let my sales figures dictate what I say on the blog, because the blog is what I want to say.
I don’t think Arizonans are interested in having the Mormon religion dictate public policy to them.
I can’t let other people dictate how I see myself.
What if I couldn’t handle people’s opinions of me? I know that shouldn’t dictate a person’s degree of peace or happiness in life, but the problem is, I chose a business saturated in judgment.
After I had my kids, I realized it’s pretty much all about instinct – you have to do what’s right for you. Everyone has an opinion, but it was all about what you do or don’t do. I was so overloaded, so I let my children dictate the way things were supposed to go, and things fell into place.
It’s a cliche, and in a way it’s a conservative idea about fiction, but I did learn the hard way that plot does need to dictate the story.
You’ve got one football and a lot of times, defenses dictate where the ball goes.
My lifestyle is not an opportunity for a sick-minded man to harass me. Why does society dictate a girl to live her life with certain norms? I think the perspective should be changed.
When I write the songs, I don’t dictate how people should interpret them.
That would be the biggest shake-up Washington ever had, if big money didn’t dictate who the candidates were and who got elected.
My favorite thing that I can do with my iPhone is dictate a letter.
Using modern guitar techniques and modern methods on an early instrument is not a very clever thing to do, because it is the authentic spirit of the instrument that should dictate the quality and characteristic of the sound.
Give me a lead of 14-0 at halftime and I will dictate the final score.
Frank Leahy
My art and my creativities were totally something that was of my own heart and mind. I could never let anybody dictate to me what I should write and how I would write it.
If you’re going to sell stock and somebody wants to buy it at a price and that price is not a price you dictate, but demand dictates, sell it to them now.
Culture is this thing that exists apart from our real life but is something we all have tacitly agreed to in America. And what film and television do, particularly in this country, is lay out the characters involved in this invisible agreement and dictate who and what can participate.
Some distant day, anthropologists will consider as a landmark in humankind‘s evolution – comparable to the capacity for destroying ourselves by nuclear obliteration – the adolescent gene’s newly emergent power to dictate nightly TV viewing.
The soul is a very perfect judge of her own motions, if your mind doesn’t dictate to her.
Fighting is fighting. Family life is family life. I need a distinct barrier between the two. Obviously, my family dictate how I’m feeling and my head space. But work’s work.
I believe myself to have been a reasonable prosecutor, and when the facts and evidence show a criminal violation has been committed, the individuals involved should not dictate whether the case is prosecuted.
Your zip code or your income level should not dictate your access to healthy drinking water.
I can no longer type, so I use TalkingPoint and Dragon Dictate. It’s a speech-to-text program, and there’s an add-on for talking which some guys came up with.
Characters are incredibly important, but I tend to build them around the plot during the outline stage. However, once I’m writing the manuscript, the characters I’m writing dictate how the plot unfolds.
I think if I let the team‘s performance dictate how I behave or how I perceive my performance, or whether or not there’s value, or whether or not anyone even cares, it’s a dangerous and slippery slope.
I cannot have a concept of football where everything is based on the opposition. We have to dictate the game, we have to be the ones taking the initiative, and we have to entertain the people coming to watch us.
I worry about myself in the ring; I worry about what I can do and how I can dictate a fight.
Entity‘ is not about science. The process behind it may dictate the nature of the piece, but it’s not like a dance about Einstein where I’m trying to convert his ideas into movement and communicate that to an audience.
What has changed is that when I photographed, most people that I photographed didn’t have the right of refusal on their work. It would take a Marilyn Monroe at her height to be able to dictate that.
Agribusinesses should never dictate the quality of school meals.
I am thinking about launching a wine website where there is a deal and the crowd can dictate how cheap it can get.
Throughout your life, you’ve been influenced by what you have done in the past, what you have been told you can and cannot do, and what your present circumstances seem to dictate.
I don’t allow people’s outlook on me dictate what I do in my life and how I live my life.
You just – no matter how good things are, or how bad things could be, there’s always going to be negativity or something like that going on, and you just gotta, you know, embrace it, I guess. But don’t let it dictate kind of like how you’re going to live.
It’s the fans that dictate what wrestling is. That’s the one constant from 1917 to 2017.
You can’t allow someone‘s hate to dictate your life.
I don’t dictate the solos and I don’t dictate the vocal harmonies.
I never wanted the business to dictate my life. I’m sure I’ve sacrificed and missed out on a lot of stuff, but I don’t know what that stuff is, so I just raised kids, and I wanted to be around for that.
Letting the greens dictate your energy choices, whether it’s halting the XL Pipeline or fracking in New York, isn’t just bad economics. It can also leave your rivals and enemies controlling your energy destiny.
We cannot have that relationship if we only dictate or threaten and condemn those who disagree.
I would like to think that during my time at Stoke – and other clubs I was at – I was always a manager that wanted to play in the right way, with purpose, with drive, and to try to dictate to the opposition if you could.
Our job is not to dictate the policies of our candidates or even influence them but simply to articulate them in the most clear and meaningful way to the relevant audience.
We cannot let fear and terror dictate how we live our lives, no matter what. Life is a blessing with an expiration date, and we must embrace it while we can.
Africa should not just wait to be exploited or influenced. No. We should be part of the conversation. We should raise ourselves to a level where there are certain terms we dictate in the conversation because we have a lot to offer.
Collaborate, don’t dictate.
I type everything on my computer. I carry a writer‘s notebook everywhere, in case I am struck by an idea. I forget things unless I write them down. I’m planning to learn how to dictate into my cellphone; I think that will be very helpful, too.
I feel like if you start letting other people dictate how you’re going to play the game, you shouldn’t play the game. That’s just that simple.
The speech recognition is now good enough that I dictate emails on my phone rather than type them in. It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough that it changes how I interact with my phone.
Basic fairness and equity demand that the color of your collar should not dictate if you receive a bail-out or get bailed on.
I think, so often, we can let our circumstances dictate what our value is. And I have to remember that my value is the same whether I’m in the dirt or I’m picked up and dusted off.
You can’t let injuries dictate the outcome of a football game. You have to persevere and keep fighting. That is how we are. If there is a blade of grass to defend or take, we do it.
Ultimately, entertainment and all the tangents related to it, will come down to one little gadget in our pockets, which is our mobile phones. And such will be the impact of this that they will not just influence but even dictate the content of all the other mediums of entertainment.
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Man doesn’t dictate what you do or how you do it. If you believe in God, believe in God; have your faith in him. That’s where my faith lies.
I don’t like to dictate the style to the customer, I believe people give something their own trend.
When you get to a certain age in society, they want to dictate to you when you should pack it in and that you should mentally grab a cane, a box of Depends, Geritol, listen to the oldies, and not eat spicy food after 9 o’clock.
Work done illegally outdoors or without permission feels like pure freedom to me. I understand how it can upset many in our society, but in the bigger picture, it is ultimately about freedom. We are living in a time where public space has become a commodity for corporations to control and dictate what is seen and heard.
Life is rife with frustrations, jealousies and, on occasion, an overwhelming sense of its injustices, but it’s a big mistake to let such negative sentiments rule our lives and dictate choices.
You know, I think it’s one of those cases where the situation really does dictate your level of ridicule.
I would say the nature of what I do can be very overwhelming and some things revolve around things that are not positive. But I cannot allow fear to dictate my readings.
The framers never intended an infinitely broad Commerce Clause that would let Congress dictate individuals’ purchases.
The radios are going to dictate. That’s another fight. That’s another story there. I wish they just let it be.
In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual.
Campaigning and governing are two very different activities, and there is no reason to assume that how Trump conducted the former will dictate how he approaches the latter.
I’ve made it pretty clear that I can’t legislate or dictate proper behavior. You can’t. You do everything that you can.
What information you see doesn’t dictate what you think or believe. I think it’s crazy to think that.
Just in general, no matter what you’re doing, be true to yourself. Never let anyone else dictate how you live your life.
I’m an improvisational actor. I like to do my own thing. But once in a while, I think you should have the self-restraint to let someone else dictate the story.
I’m not a player that’s going to grind at the baseline – I like to dictate and control the point and try to use my drop shot as a weapon.
You can’t dictate to a country or a religion about how they handle things, but having said that, WWE is at the forefront of a women’s evolution in the world, and what you can’t do is effect change anywhere by staying away from it.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in.
Sanders insists the party adopt ‘the most progressive platform ever passed‘ at its Philadelphia convention. Since when does the runner-up get to dictate the platform?
Xenophobia is defined as the uncontrollable fear of foreigners. That fear should not dictate the immigration dialogue any longer.
The Web is the new way to figure out who’s hot and what’s not. You can’t let TV dictate because it’s so polished, so political. It is what they want you to know. The Internet is the raw.
As a major contemporary composer, Madonna should not let the eye dictate to the ear.
You cannot dictate what people find funny, what people find attractive, or what people find scary. There is not a norm.
Painters hate having to explain what their work is about. They always say, ‘It’s whatever you want it to be’ – because I think that’s their intention, to connect with each person’s subconscious, and not to try and dictate.
White America don’t get to dictate how me and Shaq talk to each other.
Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
I’m not letting TV dictate who I really am.
Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.
Like the marriage contract you entered into, your divorce is a legal transaction. Treat it that way. Try not to let emotion, hurt, fear or anger dictate the circumstances of your discussions or negotiations.
Governments should encourage and facilitate the teaching of history, but one does not want them to be able to dictate, for political or partisan reasons, what kind of history and interpretations are on offer to children.
The financial crisis was linked to the fact that banks had excessive leverage and too many risky assets. The solution is not to try to dictate to banks what they can do or not do, but to require them to strengthen their capital to absorb potential losses and hold less risky assets.
I think it’s not up to Congress to dictate what the right amount of diversity is, but I think it’s Congress’ place to ask the question, to any industry, in talking about what’s going on out there. Is there a lack of preparation of the community to be ready to be involved in that industry?
Actors dread working with studios because they dictate what you do in a way that independent movies can’t.
But for their right to judge of the law, and the justice of the law, juries would be no protection to an accused person, even as to matters of fact; for, if the government can dictate to a jury any law whatever, in a criminal case, it can certainly dictate to them the laws of evidence.
I don’t think content matters at all. Content won’t matter unless it matters to the stars. Producers are helpless people… They don’t dictate or guide content. It is dictated purely by stars.
Most of the women in Greek tragedies have their fates predetermined. The gods dictate that such and such will happen to them, and everything they predict comes true. Not Medea.
Weight gain can happen at any point in time, and it is something that you are dealing with anyway, and it is OK. It is ridiculous to have this dictate your very being because I have always said that it is not the outside that defines who you are.
I do not want to make art and then try to dictate how people use it, or how people interact with it.
So many people feel that once you reach a certain age then it’s time for you to retire from a sport you love. I don’t think that’s true at all. I think age should not dictate that.
Art reflects society. Cinema doesn’t dictate – you portray what the society demands.
Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion, and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don’t dictate those terms.
Growing up as an athlete, I started skating very young. My parents didn’t know anything about the sport, so they went with the flow. I had two great coaches who gave great advice and gave guidelines for my parents. My parents let the coaches dictate what was going on on the ice.
There’s certain guys who dictate or change the way they play based off who they’re playing, and that still may translate to success for them, but the way that I play is, like I say, I’m in the driver‘s seat.
I don’t want anybody to dictate to America how to decide our lives.
It’s not up to one individual to decide, ‘I’m going to dictate the outcome of what’s going to happen legislatively.’ That is not a democracy; it’s an atrocity.
We have to nurture our young women and understand the beauty and the strength of being a woman. It’s kind of a catch-22: Strength in women isn’t appreciated, and vulnerability in women isn’t appreciated. It’s like, ‘What the hell do you do?’ What you do is you don’t allow anyone to dictate who you are.
It is not O.K. for one sovereignty to dictate to another which countries or organizations it may associate with.