Presents Quotes

Presents Quotes by A. E. van Vogt, Carles Puyol, Shabana Azmi, Harold Pinter, Rose Kennedy, Victor Moses and many others.

Chum was a British boy‘s weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
World Soccer Stars presents a great opportunity to celebrate the arrival of football, and from what I know, football is the next emerging sport in Pakistan.
I’m not a great stickler for giving or receiving presents on birthdays, anniversaries, etc. as a ‘must do.’ I prefer giving a gift without occasion if I feel it’s something a friend will like.
Political theatre presents an entirely different set of problems. Sermonising has to be avoided at all cost. Objectivity is essential. The characters must be allowed to breathe their own air. The author cannot confine and constrict them to satisfy his own taste or disposition or prejudice.
Sometimes a mother finds in her midst a handicapped child, one child who is abnormal mentally or physically. Then, a whole new set of baffling difficulties presents themselves, and then fervently she prays and how diligently she searches every avenue to find an answer to that child’s problems.
I want to play in every match, score goals when the opportunity presents itself, and help players in good positions to also score goals.
I never look for music by genre. I look for an artist who puts a dependable trademark on things. Like Elvis Costello – he’s a great songwriter who presents his songs in a number of contexts. I feel the same about my own music.
On a daily basis, I think it’s really important to be conscious of gender-based discrimination – which presents in sometimes more, but often less, obvious forms – and do everything possible to defeat that discrimination.
Mr. Putin presents himself as a czar – and like any czar, he fears revolution above all else.
I relate to ‘Dangal’ because of the way it presents the state‘s culture and how Haryanvi parents are. They might act strict, but will always motivate their children to do their best and will stand by them, always being emotionally connected to them.
The web presents an opportunity to showcase any character your sick mind desires. Want to create a cross-dressing, deaf/mute, corrupt politician who has a soft spot for saving children? Go for it!
I take UKIP very seriously. The truth is that UKIP presents an electoral challenge to all political parties. The way to defeat UKIP is not to be a better UKIP but to be a better Labour Party.
I collect a lot of beautiful tins from around the world, and I’ll put things in them and give them as presents.
I think the healthier Bellator can be, the better it is for the entire sport, especially the athletes who – let’s face it – need to be paid more. They need the opportunity to negotiate and have an option. Bellator definitely presents that.
Come to think of it, even though I’ve received tons of fan letters and presents from everyone, I’ve never written anyone back. How rude of me!
In South Africa, success never presented the problems that it presents in New York. In New York, if you happen to be the flavor of the month, a lot of nonsense comes with it into your life.
Mam loves to buy presents but she hates decorations. We once had a black Christmas tree because we had a new black leather couch and she wanted it to match.
If we treasure our own experience and regard it as real, we must also treasure other people‘s experience. Reality is no less precious if it presents itself to someone else. All are discoverers, and if we disenfranchise any, all suffer.
You can’t change somebody‘s character, but you can change the way a person presents themselves.
I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used saidHappy Birthday‘ on it. I didn’t want to waste it so I just wroteJesus‘ on it.
I tend to think of Pluto and its moons as presents sitting under a Christmas tree. They’re wrapped, and from Earth all we can do is look at the boxes to see whether they’re light or heavy, to see if something maybe jiggles a bit inside. We’re seeing intriguing things, but we really don’t know what’s in there.
I definitely carry a little bit of a burden with me, being a gay athlete going to the Olympics. I think that there’s pressure on me… It presents an amazing opportunity, and I think that it kind of gives us a chance to shed people’s misconceptions and just kind of, like, break down barriers.
One truth I’ve learned as a father: Children want presence more than presents. They don’t want to read about you; they want you.
I have an art magazine about drag called ‘Velour,’ named after myself, and I have a monthly show called ‘Nightgowns’ that curates and presents some of the most creative and high-quality drag in a professional theater setting.
For me, the most indispensable tool for wrapping presents is a wife.
Reviewing Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury‘ presents a challenge for those of us tired of a media environment where the dominant voices consistently try to have it both ways.
In expressing so completely his own type, Mr. Yeats presents us with the case for integrity. If we can express eventually our own scholastic mentality in verse, I believe that our art will lead us not towards, but away from, English art.
The Jewish tradition presents itself as the greatest revelation of God‘s truth that can be known in the world. That is why we call ourselves ‘the chosen people.’ It is not that we choose ourselves. It means that we have been elected by God and given the Torah.
‘The Creation‘ presents an argument for saving biological diversity on Earth. Most of the book is for as broad an audience as possible.
Writing as a woman presents enormous problems but I have attempted it several times and haven‘t had many complaints.
From a producer‘s point of view, of course, ‘Law & Order’ presents an ideal – a show that is almost entirely actor-proof, that can keep going and going no matter what happens to the cast or how many actors demand raises.
Only bake one type of thing at a time. Even when it seems like you‘re killing two birds with one stone, baking multiple recipes at the same time in one oven presents a tricky balancing act.
While to some TikTok may seem like a harmless app, TikTok presents a significant counter-intelligence threat.
I am happy to do anything that comes my way, and I will always do my best in anything that presents itself.
I liked that sort of thing, those one-off stories like ‘Tales of the Unexpected,’ ‘Hammer House of Horror,’ ‘The Twilight Zone‘ and ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents.’
I just like to stay ready for whatever presents itself.
We are accustomed in England to chalk in rolling downs, except where bitten into by the sea, but elsewhere it is riven and presents cliffs, and these cliffs are not at all like that of Shakespeare at Dover but overhang, where hard beds alternate with others that are friable.
The greatest advantage of being First Lady is the opportunity it presents to truly make a difference on issues of great importance.
Europe and Africa share proximity and history, ideas and ideals, trade and technology. You are tied together by the ebb and flow of people. Migration presents policy challenges – but also represents an opportunity to enhance human development, promote decent work, and strengthen collaboration.
We have a media that presents every politician as being as bad as the next. There is no distinguishing between one good idea or another; no explanation of why constitutional change should be uppermost in the minds of the people I represent.
I could never rap, personally. I can’t even wrap presents.
Well, I do want to talk about the challenges at the border. New Mexico, if you will, has become an Ellis Island and we want to take that issue seriously and we’re not going to shy away that it presents significant challenges.
It can be a grind, training and fighting and waiting for your chance. But when that opportunity presents itself, you have to be ready because you never know if or when you’ll get another shot.
Northern Uganda presents a situation of extraordinary violation of the rights of children.
I think the Huffington Post has been inventive and presents what it aggregates well.
I love many realists but very strongly resist the notion that realism presents a less stylized, more authentic version of the world.
The more we can personalise, the more the market can fragment, because of all the availability that streaming presents. Things become old sooner. That’s terrifying.
Every morning as I begin my work day, my computer presents me with the usual array of garbage: email, Twitter, updates on the state of the nation, updates on the state of the sneakers I just ordered.
Every opportunity that presents itself, my main objective is to conquer and be victorious.
I hate Christmas, really. I don’t really give presents away or expect any.
In most Telugu families, marriage is a union of two families, and ‘Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam’ presents conflicts from that aspect.
My grandparents, one Christmas, they did not have anything. They did not have money to buy presents. So my grandmother went to the orange tree outside her home, and so her boys did not go without for Christmas, she took oranges to her sons as presents.
I’d sleep in a little, work out, do laundry, run errands, buy presents for people with birthdays coming up. I like it when I don’t have to be anywhere, and anything I do is my choice.
Since the Moon has no atmosphere, it presents a unique orbital opportunity – we could fly incredibly close to the surface while staying in lunar orbit.
Yeah, I started when I was 6 years old. My brother and sister would get all of these presents at Christmas time from the cast and crew of their show and I was jealous. So I decided that I had to become an actor.
I like presents that a man has spent time on, doing them himself, like a card or anything that is made by hand and from the heart.
There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.
Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach.
I have not been on any river that has more of a distinctive personality than does the Missouri River. It’s a river that immediately presents to the traveler, ‘I am a grandfather spirit. I have a source; I have a life.’
Paris presents one incessant round of amusement & dissipation but very little, I believe – even for its inhabitants of that society – which interests the heart. Every day, you may see something new, magnificent & beautiful; every night, you may see a spectacle which astonishes & enchants the imagination.
As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving.
No matter what, I always make it home for Christmas. I love to go to my Tennessee Mountain Home and invite all of my nieces and nephews and their spouses and kids and do what we all like to do – eat, laugh, trade presents and just enjoy each other… and sometimes I even dress up like Santa Claus!
WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States.
The energy Major Lazer presents on stage is guided by sound system sessions of years ago.
I think New Jersey‘s process is actually a very good one – the good government. The governor presents the budget, you’ve got one-on-one meetings, you’ve got leadership meetings, you’ve got hearings, more importantly, that are transparent and open.
When we unwrap presents, I tend to sit there with a bin liner trying to collect up the wrapping paper and thinking about which pieces I can reuse and which I will recycle.
I do like Christmas but the build-up is ludicrous. Such a kerfuffle about two meals and a few presents.
I think it’s really easy to approach a touchy subject head-on, but ‘Sharp Objects‘ does it in a way that’s subtle and it presents mental illness as something quite common and normalized. It’s so common and shouldn’t be a conversation we’re afraid to talk about.
Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally, and none is readily apparent.
I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
They say I spend too much money, so they take it and put it away for me. What do I spend it on? Oh, old records and presents and things.
I don’t know if it’s how I speak or what it is about me that presents that sort of label, but I don’t know how many times I have to be out in public with a girlfriend to stop that from being said.
For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents – as an element – the greatest difficulty in manipulation.
With the world as it now presents itself, there is something perverse, and probably dysfunctional, about a person who stays in the same house for 40 years. What about the expanding family syndrome, the school-lottery migration, the property portfolio neurosis? Have you no imagination?
There’s usually one piece in ‘Vanity Fair’ every month that grabs me, but when it presents hatchet jobs without substantiation to impress its liberal friends, I laugh first, then toss.
While I love walking past those beautifully lit bookstores in my neighborhood, what I mostly buy there are blank notebooks and last-minute presents for children’s birthdays.
On Christmas morning, before we could open our Christmas presents, we would go to this stranger‘s home and bring them presents. I remember helping clean the house up and putting up a tree. My father believed that you have a responsibility to look after everyone else.
Having one of the highest IQs ever measured is as much a curse as it is a blessing. My parents were great, though: they were always seeking the most difficult presents possible for me – Rubik’s cubes and things like that.
Walter O’Brien
When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself.
I think, more than anything, Bitcoin presents an opportunity.
We feel that the Republican platform presents the best opportunity for the success of minority families. All minority groups seek the same opportunities in the United States that the settlers from Europe did when they came over.
In the characters that I play, I’m so involved in the look; it’s very, very important to me. Because how a person presents him or herself to the world, they’re saying something about themselves. It’s their first form of advertisement.
The history of Rome presents various men of greater genius than Scipio Aemilianus, but none equalling him in moral purity, in the utter absence of political selfishness, in generous love of his country, and none, perhaps, to whom destiny has assigned a more tragic part.
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
I do spend money. I like to spend money, on houses – on furnishing houses. And I love to give presents to people. It’s just in my nature to be that way. I always spent money I had. And I always spent what I made. I’m not stingy.
A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying, ‘see, I have had my testicles removed.’
Norman Lindsay
I pride myself on buying really good presents.
In karate, as your skill level increases, your instructor presents you with the next belt. But in poker, only you can decide when it’s time to graduate to the next level. That’s a tricky proposition for some players because it’s difficult to assess your own progress.
What we view in the media – and who presents it to us – does so much to determine how we think, how we feel about ourselves, and how we view the world.
That’s part of the deal. You’re going to be criticized. I always welcomed that. Not everyone believes what I believe. And I welcome the criticism, not because I like it, but because it means they’re watching you. It presents an opportunity to share your message and share your faith.
Every movie presents unusual challenges, and I like solving the problems with a combination of artwork and engineering.
The inexorable rise of the Internet and the citizen journalist presents us all with challenges for the future.
When I was 12, all I wanted for Christmas was a trampoline or a four-wheeler. I ended up getting both presents for Christmas.
There can be little question that the tall building presents one of the most difficult challenges to the architect.
One Christmas I had no money, and so I went home and just, like, wrote a poem; I mean, I didn’t write them, but I just handed out poems as Christmas presents. Like, ‘Here’s a Pablo Neruda poem that really made me think of you.’
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.
With a population of more than 600 million people, an emerging middle class that is driving strong consumption, and a robust and resilient economy, Southeast Asia presents a compelling growth opportunity for Starbucks.
Our country needs a new generation of leadership, and I believe that Marco Rubio presents this nation with the greatest possibilities and opportunities to meet the challenges of the next generation.
Operation Ajax‘ presents history in an entirely new way. It takes a true story and uses cutting-edge technology, never before used in this way, to bring it to spectacular life.
Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they’re right in front of your face and they’re really difficult, but we must make them.
More than any other super-hero, ‘Spider-Man’ presents us with something very local in its ethics. It’s not messianic. It’s far more tangible.
For all those who seek to maintain the rules-based international order, Russia presents a challenge.
One sheds one’s sicknesses in books – repeats and presents again one’s emotions, to be master of them.
My grandmother adopted me for a while, and I was bouncing around a bit. I was always helped by the PTA and church groups with food and Christmas presents. It’s a hard cycle to break, because when you don’t have the resources, it’s almost impossible.
What I dislike about movie culture is that it often presents a parable of our problems – but the issues are all straightforward and the people are either nice or they’re not. In real life, everyone falls between those perimeters, but not many American films operate in that grey area.
Cisco presents our biggest challenge in the firewall market for the fact that they have such a large percentage of market share. Displacement of an entrenched incumbent is always a challenge.
Every novel presents a slice of life. A noir policier for example presents one slice, one that perhaps addresses social dysfunction or some sort of pathology, while mine present a slice that is more upbeat and affirmative.
Baseball presents a living heritage, a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons past and the hope of next day, next week, next year.
Writing ‘Deathstroke’ presents a number of challenges to me. As a Christian, as a minister, it’s difficult for me to write a comic book that all but glorifies violence. So my take on ‘Deathstroke’ has been to not so much celebrate violence but to deal with the consequences of violence.
I just go my own way. If my agent calls and presents me with something, and I find it refreshing or illuminating, yeah, I’ll do it.
At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can’t say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake.
But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing.
In my 20s, I visited Vegas quite frequently, and I still like to get out there when the opportunity presents itself.
Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn’t support me, so I am living her dream, it’s sweeter for both of us. It’s her 40th birthday soon and I’m going to buy her 40 presents.
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
For me, Christmas was always about presents. As a child, we each had an allotted place in the sitting room for the ceremonial unwrapping and mine was perched beside the telly on a Moroccan pouffe. We would watch our mum with bated breath as she divided up the gifts.
When the opportunity for a title shot presents itself, I’m going to be there. I’m going secure that spot and try to win the belt.
I really want to move away from the old model in which you have to rely on people giving $10 after a humanitarian crisis to a newer model where people give money but also their time and their skills, whatever they have, to the causes that are personally meaningful to them well before the crisis moment presents itself.
Everyone is aware that most of the built environment today lacks a natural order, an order which presents itself very strongly in places that were built centuries ago.
Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films.
Prostitution presents a moral, economic and social problem that cannot be resolved juridically.
The man who became a big influence in my life was Dean Martin. He started my career in Las Vegas. When I came to Las Vegas, he put his name on the marquee: ‘Dean Martin presents Engelbert Humperdinck.’ And I’m the only one he ever did that for.
I allowed life to give me presents. And everything just sort of happened the way it was supposed to happen. I did not pursue anything. It more or less pursued me.
Indeed, our everyday world presents intellectual challenges just as daunting as those of the cosmos and the quantum, and that is where 99 per cent of scientists focus their efforts. Even the smallest insect, with its intricate structure, is far more complex than either an atom or a star.
The intense media coverage of today’s campus shootings presents a double edged sword. On the one hand, it gives us a chance to think about and reflect on the causes; on the other hand, in a very small minority of unstable minds, the repeated telling of the stories can be interpreted as glamorous.
By seizing the opportunities that disruption presents and leveraging hard times into greater success through outworking/outinnovating/outthinking and outworking everyone around you, this just might be the richest time of your life so far.
One of the best Christmas presents I ever got was the globe that I now keep right beside my desk.
Physics grapples with the largest questions the universe presents. ‘Where did the totality of reality come from?’ ‘Did time have a beginning?’
Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man’s first attempts to order his view of the outside world.
Older readers will remember there used to be matches on Christmas Day. I remember leaving the fireside and the presents to watch matches on the day as a boy but such matches were rare by the time I began playing.
And that’s the case with all of James McMurtry’s songs. He never presents these characters for us to judge, but only to sympathize with. He has a capacity for compassion with every sketch that he makes with a person that he is not.
It’s my job to show up, make weight, and prepare to be a world champion if that opportunity presents itself.
I used to get a lot of rubber ducks on my birthdays as presents because, you know, I make rubber ducks. But then I get the ugliest ones with a neck, ugly colors, and devil ears. I don’t like those.
My little girl, Anja, is really excited. We had a baby shower yesterday and she took the presents from everyone for me and was telling them, ‘No, it’s my baby.’
My work always presents problems in our society. Those problems may be anything from injustice to freedom, and everything related to humanity.
It is an outrage that Donald Trump can swear and scream on national television and no one says boo about how he presents himself.
Only now that I’m a mum can I fully understand the terrible pressure parents feel buying presents for their kids. My mum had four children plus all of the extended family and she not only had to feed us all but she bought presents for everyone, too.
Each story presents a mystery that has to be solved in the process of writing. When I’m at work on a story, I’m completely immersed in that world and in the lives of those characters; they’re utterly real to me. Then, when I’ve completed the story, it all just falls away. The whole compulsion to understand is over.
I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents, not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us.
I think when tragedy occurs, it presents a choice. You can give in to the void: the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breathe. Or you can try to find meaning.
I have a particular interest in corporations that give themselves a cultural aura and are in other areas suspect. Philip Morris presents itself in New York as the lover of culture while it turns out that if you look behind the scenes, it is also a prime funder of Jesse Helms, someone who is very hostile to the arts.
Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in the disposition of inheritances left by individuals presents social aspects of the first importance.
My mum and dad weren’t wealthy people. We used to have pasta every day, meat once a week, fish was once every two weeks, presents only at Christmas and birthday.
Gino D’Acampo
I usually do quite well with presents, but the problem with Christmas is it’s such a big build-up and such a big day that if someone tests you the year after, you’ve got no idea what you got.
Cabaret presents different challenges, as it is all on me. I love having the freedom to say anything you want – do anything you want. It is a lot of responsibility, and if it works, you get all the kudos, and if not – all the blame.
Having spent six years as Europe Minister, I am in no doubt about the technical challenge Brexit presents lawmakers.
The New Testament doesn’t present Jesus as a single man to cover up his humanity. It presents him as a single man because… he was a single man.
One of the reasons I like a suit is because I’ve never been that keen on my body. The shape a suit presents is always going to be better than anything I can do.
Even today, I am still very child-like while designing. It’s a bit like Christmas – each of your designs you create is like unravelling your presents.
I really like my cars. The way I see it, if I work then I can treat myself to these presents.
Rakshabandhan is one day in a year I always look forward to… As children, we used to get presents and money, and there would be a full line-up of rakhi brothers, but as I grew older, the excitement was lesser as the love grew deeper.
When you’re a position coach, your next goal is to be a coordinator. While trying to be the best tight ends coach you can be, I always wanted to be an offensive coordinator at some point. When the opportunity presents itself, you want to make sure you capitalize on that.
The fact that Facebook presents facial recognition programmes as a desirable development, well, that in itself is a decisive step toward fascism, as far as I’m concerned.
Life presents us with lots of forks in the road – big choices that define what kind of a person we are and how successful we become.
Christmas Day itself hasn’t always been great. My parents went abroad when I was very young, and I went to boarding school. We had a few Christmases before that – I remember a big sack of presents and Mummy cooking goose.
He is ready, if the occasion presents itself, to throw the whole English population in the St. Lawrence.
I still buy nice pieces but, at the moment, they’re presents for other people, so I only collect vicariously.
It is the easiest thing in the world to become a Christian – ten thousand times easier than it is to hold out unrepenting against the motives which God presents to the mind, to induce it to forsake its evil thoughts and turn unto Him.
Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.
I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.
I give myself little presents all the time. But I don’t do extravagant things.
If there’s one thing I’ve always taken care of with my work, it’s that it’s never an advertisement for anything other than the work itself and for the people it’s about – no ‘Coca-Cola presents.’
At our house, we’d always open presents with our Christmas records playing. ‘Little Drummer Boy’ was one of my favorites when I was a kid because it was about a kid.
If the label presents them with a contract that the band don’t want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength.
An intellectual challenge presents itself? I am in bliss. Instantly, it brings forth the notion of triumph.
I was quite a weird kid because I didn’t like getting presents. I don’t know why. I just went for books all the time.
Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people that are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too.
‘The Anthill’ is the podcast wing of The Conversation, the site that presents news and views derived from the academic and research community.
We were bemused, I guess, when we got the call from Hollywood. We didn’t know anything about the entertainment industry or even what a casting agency was. But I thought, ‘What do I have to lose?’ It’s not every day a great opportunity presents itself.
For designers, the rigidity of an alphabet presents a never-ending artistic challenge: How do you do something new and still preserve the letters’ essential forms?
Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures.
For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men.
I love getting presents. And awards. I’d do whatever they told me to do.
We must remember that coronavirus is a new disease, which presents new challenges.
The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
Life rarely presents fully finished photographs. An image evolves, often from a single strand of visual interest – a distant horizon, a moment of light, a held expression.
I see film roles as lovely presents that come along now and again. I feel really lucky and say thank you very much. And if they fly me to L.A., I think, ‘God, I must really be doing well.’ I’ve worked with De Niro and Brando and Pacino, and that’s made me feel very lucky. But the films have never meant a lot to me.
You can get excited and feel unstoppable, but every week presents a new challenge. Each week, you have to work and get better.
It’s always tough to play against teams that bunker or ‘park the bus’ inside the 18-yard box, but we always try to focus on our game and how we can overcome the obstacles that the game presents to continue to get better and score goals.
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
Jane Wyman
Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.
Very early on in life, I decided the hell with it: material things weren’t for me. Christmas would come, and other kids would have all these presents, and it wouldn’t bother me a bit.
On occasion, I used to give presents to the kings, besides the hire that I gave to to their sons who accompany me; and nevertheless, they seized me with my companions.
The idea of doing something that I’ve never done before, that presents a new challenge, that forces me to stretch in some way – that’s kind of a perfect project for me, and especially something that has greater social, conversational ramifications. I mean what more could you want?
I love giving gifts. It’s almost like I don’t open my gifts until, like, three days after Christmas ’cause I want to give everyone else their presents.
Social media presents an opportunity for business people to connect and know each other prior to a phone call or email taking place.
The New Testament presents, in its way, the same union of the divine and human as the person of Christ. In this sense also ‘the word became flesh, and dwells among us.’
The world presents enough problems if you believe it to be a world of law and order; do not add to them by believing it to be a world of miracles.
I grew up poor, but I didn’t really know it because of amazing places like the Salvation Army where we got a lot of our Christmas presents from.
On Christmas Eve, it’s my wife and my son and my daughter and I. We’re home, and we open our presents together on Christmas Day, and then after we go visit the rest of the family.
Because let’s be clear about this: birthdays are for children. It’s the one day of the year where they get properly spoilt and are the centre of attention, and they get the presents they really, really want.
I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind.
If so and so would have given me the right opportunity, or if this person would have encouraged me – I could have made a million excuses on why I wasn’t playing in the NFL. You have no more excuses… what do you do from now until your opportunity presents itself? It’s all up to you.
I believe the digital world presents tremendous opportunities for the producers who understand it, and I am launching a digital production company, iMan Productions, to take advantage of this opportunity.
The film industry is run by multinational media conglomerates and they have their perspective on what they need from their product. That’s why we live in an era where you see reboots and sequels and remakes and prequels, all these old presents are re-wrapped and offered up as new gifts.
The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes.
From aerial robotics to big data analytics, technology presents the opportunity to expedite and magnify the impact of humanitarian relief efforts through greater efficiency and responsiveness: reaching more people, sooner, more cost-effectively, and saving more lives.
Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else – there’s no grand idea or concept behind it.
In this film George presents issues that are important, essential and vital, whoever you are, about constitutional rights and the bedrock of a democracy. I am drawn to those kinds of stories because they inspire me – they are responsible to a populace and responsible to man.
There are few sights more pleasant to the eye than a wide cotton field when it is in bloom. It presents an appearance of purity, like an immaculate expanse of light, new-fallen snow.
I’m not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.
The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned and restricted by the effects of prior presents, possesses genuine initiative.
Christmas morning, I’m going to open presents with my kids. I’m going to take pictures of them opening the presents. Then I’m going to come to the Staples Center and get ready to work.
What I’m trying to argue, as passionately as I can, is that the Jesus story isn’t worth dying for, it’s worth living for. Jesus presents a third way, a way of being in the worth that embraces the Sermon on the Mount, with its challenge to violence and greed.
Press TV is one of the few TV channels anywhere in the West that fairly presents the Palestinian case.
I just do these ‘Sleep’ type tracks when the situation presents itself. I never set out to do them, like wait all day until I’m really tired or something. Gotta come natural.
Aaron Funk
I often buy myself presents. Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique.
Gravity Falls’ normally follows very particular rules: we start out in reality close to the world as we know it, usually one magical element presents itself, and then it’s essentially vanished or hidden back to where it came from by the end of the 20 minutes.
The poet is the voice of the people. And when the poet presents certain ideas, two phrases in one poem can alter a generation’s view. So poets have always been feared – and controlled and jailed.
In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.
Early on, my way of teasing the art world was by playing at being accessible. Like making pottery: I thought people would buy that for Christmas presents.