Sidelines Quotes

Sidelines Quotes by Elfriede Jelinek, Bertie Ahern, Philip Anschutz, Boomer Esiason, Paul Wellstone, Mike Leigh and many others.

How can the writer know reality if it is that which gets into him and sweeps him away, forever onto the sidelines.
Sitting on the sidelines, cribbing and moaning is a lost opportunity. I don’t know how people who engage in that don’t commit suicide.
It doesn’t do any good to sit on the sidelines all the time.
When we played against Dan Marino, the best defense was to keep him on the sideline. By keeping him on the sideline, you made him frustrated. You made him anxious. When he came on the field, he felt like he had to score every time. I think that is where Peyton Manning is.
I think the future also will not belong to those who are cynical or those who stand on the sidelines
There have always been and there always will be the peripheral sideline activities which are a form of entertainment, which is to say you pay a couple of cents and you see something freakish. That is what reality TV is.
The Olympic dream was born in 2010 during the qualifications to Vancouver. And when I was watching those Olympics from the sidelines, I felt that I wanted to have my Games. I understood that it wouldn’t be easy to make them, especially now that in Russia there are a lot of strong girls.
You cannot be the leader of the free world and sit on the sidelines and tweet and think you’re going to get the job done.
There is power in seeing a face that looks like yours do something, be someone. There is power in moving from the sidelines to the center.
We can either continue to collectively stand on the sidelines and debate what is causing autism and if it is an epidemic or we can get on the field and start addressing the real problem – a generation of children with autism. We are not focusing enough on prevention, treatments and support services.
I think the future also will not belong to those who are cynical or those who stand on the sidelines.
Election losses are always an inkblot test for partisans. If a candidate‘s defeat has no clear and obvious cause, if the data points are all over the map, it is easy for those on the sidelines to claim, ‘Candidate X would have won if only he or she had been more like… me.’
No one gets to the top, if they sit on the sidelines, or if they don’t believe in themselves.
I was a college football fanatic, and I wanted to play, not sit on the sidelines. It’s tough when you know you’re just a project.
I don’t like work like that. I am the silent partner. I work through events, I live on the sidelines, I dabble in causes and effects, I watch how the misbegotten creatures of this world live their lives.
Non-violence should be a tactic – not an ideology preached from the sidelines to victims of massive violence.
When any part of humanity is sidelined, the rest of us cannot sit on the sidelines.
Well now, Jack,” Hastings said from the sidelines. “I’m afraid you’ve been beheaded. Not a good start.” He sounded amused.
We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate… Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realising our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.
You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. and if u don’t play u can’t win.
Just like so many other people out there, I don’t want to sit on the sidelines, I want to do the most that I can to help.
Everybody wants to be the hero but sometimes the hero is the guy who isn’t seen as much, who is doing stuff on the sidelines and being professional.
If you are not around when Africa truly gets going, it would be much like the sceptics who stood on the sidelines in the 1990s convinced that China was going nowhere. How wrong they were.
Britain can get far better results if it engages with Europe than standing on the sidelines and saying that Europe should change.
I curl up inside and freeze when I have to act. I much prefer sitting on the sidelines and trying to get the best out of other people.
Mel Ferrer
The most frustrating thing at Villa was the perceived view fans had of me, that certain people at the club painted. That of a mercenary who was happy sitting on the sidelines taking his wages.
Women in sports television are allowed to read headlines, patrols sidelines, and generally facilitate conversation for their male colleagues. Sometimes, they even let us monitor the Internet from a couch.
When I was playing, they said soccer was a man‘s world and women should remain on the sidelines, all I can say is I’m glad I never had to go up against Mia Hamm
Children’s books are looked on as a sideline of literature. A special smile. They are usually thought to be associated with women. I was determined not to have this label of sentimentality put on me so I signed by my intials, hoping people wouldn’t bother to wonder if the books were written by a man, woman or kangaroo.
It is important that artists are not outside the equation, we don’t stand on the sidelines. Artists are part of the story of a response, we cannot stand aside and let others make the response.
Up until 1400BC, citadel settlements are stable. Goddesses – notably in charge of fertility and learning – have a crucial role to play. But as civilisation gets greedy and society more militaristic, these wise women are edged to the sidelines in favour of a thundering, male warrior god.
Hope is the bedrock of this nation. The belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.
I like using one QB. If we have two that are relatively equal, then we can’t afford to have one on the bench. They need to be on the field at running back, receiver or defensive back. I’m not going to waste an athlete on the sidelines.
Our forces will not be on the sidelines.
My mom was working through my childhood, so I would be running around Mumbai from one dance class to another with my mom carrying the tape recorder with me. I would sit on the sidelines and watch her teach dance.
Jurgen Klopp is actually more active on the sidelines than some of his colleagues. For us players, this is very motivating. He gives us extra energy on the pitch through his coaching.
During the scrimmage, Tarkanian paced the sideline with his hands in his pockets while biting his nails.
I like playing the guy on the sidelines. They have more fun.
After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have usually been relegated to the sidelines, where they just don’t get to do very much.
Michelle Tafoya – best NFL sideline reporterperiod. She is always prepared and professional.
A little more movement of the defensive side of the ball, some rules that will be unnoticed, but a big rule will be allowing the jack linebacker to move out of the box sideline to sideline.
God is compassionate and just, loving and holy, wrathful and forgiving. WE can’t sideline His more difficult attributes to make room for the palatable ones.
People ask me what Nick (Saban) says to me on the sidelines. It is just, ‘I love you so much. Can we just run some.’
For me, getting off the sidelines means women making a difference by letting their voices be heard on the issues they care about.
The sidelines are not where you want to live your life. The world needs you in the arena!
It is in the act of offering our hearts in faith that something in us transforms… proclaiming that we no longer stand on the sidelines but are leaping directly into the center of our lives, our truth, our full potential.
To me, it’s about being smart, knowing when to go down and if you’re on the sidelines knowing when to go out of bounds, and I think I do a pretty good job of doing that.
It is not the critic who counts…The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
As satirists, we get to stand on the sidelines of life and comment on what’s happening.
As a captain, you sit on the sidelines and it’s evident the best place to bat is up front.
The press and free speech landscape has totally changed. There is far less news reporting today. Instead, we have this endless stream of – largely meaningless and speculativeanalysis by sideline commentators and self-proclaimed “experts.”
I ask myself, ‘Do you want to sit on the sidelines of life or do you want to be on the field?’ I suppose all those years of building thicker skin has made it easy to endure criticism.
Writing is the main gig and teaching and performing are sidelines, an excuse for not writing more. Working on a novel and on an opera make me seriously want to retire and find a volunteer job as a docent at the zoo explaining to schoolchildren where frogs go in the winter.
People keep pushing me to be the center of attention… I would prefer to be on the sidelines, because that’s where you see more.
It doesn’t matter how I’m asked to play, or if the football is good or bad: I like football when I’m on the pitch, not when I’m on the sidelines.
It’s so hard to predict the political environment. I think that business can’t sit on the sidelines and just watch. I think we need to be a force for the values that we believe in. We need to partner with government and regulators.
You can’t promote change standing on the sidelines.
But he did say that the character would be on the sidelines in movies One and Two, and move into the middle with number Three, but I didn’t realize he would move in with quite such a bang.
Communities and workers should be partners at the table, not waiting on the sidelines while government and the fossil fuel industry dictate climate policy.
Basically, I’m a musical vocalist, but I do voiceover stuff as a sideline, like plumbing or something.
The people follow what the media say. So if you said that Bruno Dumont is fantastic, it follows that more people would go to see my films. I have no wish to remain on the sidelines. I have no wish to make films that are only seen by bohemians in London and Paris.
I have a 16 year-old son, so I’m now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment.
I look forward to continuing my work on the sidelines for Turner Sports.
Footwork is definitely key for a linebacker. We make our money playing laterally. You’ve got to be able to move side to side and play sideline to sideline. So doing quick feet drills like ladders and keeping your footwork right is important.
Preparation occurs in the week before the game, and continues during the game as you notice trends and talk to the coaches when you’re on the sidelines. And it continues right up to the snap, putting yourself in a position to make plays.
When I’m warming up on the sidelines, I can often hear monkey chants. Me, who played so many matches for Germany.
If you are young child and you’ve lost mother and dad to AIDS and rich nations sit on the sidelines not caring, you will become a frustrated person and a hopeless person.
Soccer fans spend almost as much time outdoors as we do! Whether you’re heading out onto the field for practice or cheering from the sidelines, throw a broad spectrum sunscreen into your bag to help protect your skin from the sun.
Kelley O’Hara
We have a country that is $5 a gallon gas, $4 a gallon gas, we got unbearable unemployment and a federal government that is out of control. We have to take back this country and we’ve got to get off the sidelines and take it to President Obama.
I have a certain sympathy with politicians having lived with one. I’ve seen how no matter how earnest or driven or energetic they are, it’s still difficult to change things. I have been encouraged to go into politics, but I don’t think I could make a contribution, it suits me better to be sniping from the sidelines.
Ardal O’Hanlon
My favorite part of being a sportscaster is the access afforded us to some of the greatest moments in sports. Mine came when I was on the sidelines at the Rose Bowl when Vince Young carried the Longhorns to a fantastic win over Colin‘s USC Trojans.
My kids are my life. Sitting on the sidelines watching my son play rugby, helping them with their homework or getting them ready for their exams – I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do.
As China rapidly expands its nuclear arsenal, the U.S. Military cannot afford to have its best and brightest on the sidelines.
It’s a lonesome walk to the sidelines, especially when thousands of people are cheering your replacement.
When we’re up 1-0 after 88 minutes, I don’t sprint to the sidelines to take a throw-in – I expect that I and my team will be smart.
Way too many voters are apathetic and don’t do their research and are on the sidelines.
I would reject wholeheartedly any notion of a Labour Party that is not committed to returning to power at the first opportunity. Of course that needs to be principled power. But standing on the sidelines looking for the purest ideology is a dereliction of the duty for any Labour member.
What worries me sometimes in the culture is that the role for music that actually challenges and enlightens the audience is being pushed to the sidelines.
Taylor Ho Bynum
I suppose I’m like most coaches now, standing on the sideline hoping somebody asks them a question.
I was always too afraid to slow dance. But I do remember watching people slow dance. I was the guy on the sidelines. At the school dance, I was usually in the band, playing.
Never forget that turning a blind eye to oppression and watching from the sidelines is itself opression
It’s one of the most progressive cities in the world. Shooting is only a sideline.
Don’t be afraid to ask people ‘why,’ ‘what if.’ Don’t be afraid to attack your career. Get in the game, don’t stay on the sidelines.
My heart throbs and aches and, for once, it’s not for myself. It’s for all of us. It’s for everyone who knows what it’s like to be helpless, to have to watch on the sidelines, to be paralyzed, literally unable to do anything.
I don’t want to sit on the sidelines and not value the gift of being here. Instead of the idea of time ticking away, the grains of sand running out, I try to think of time as giving me another grain of sand, another gift. So time passing is an accumulation, rather than a diminishing.
Look at ‘Dulhe Raja.’ It was a film made very quietly on the sidelines, and suddenly, when the film was released, it struck gold. I never expected the film to do well.
To me, I was always just standing on the sidelines because up until issue 50, we were just doing Spawn. I wasn’t recruiting anybody because I didn’t have any books for people to work on.
The sidelines may be safer but life is played on the field
Just as the Security Council was largely irrelevant to the great struggle of the last half of the twentieth centuryfreedom against Communism – so too it is largely on the sidelines in our contemporary struggles against international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Sometimes, I feel like one who is on the sidelines, who has missed life itself.
A lot of guys talk like they want to do it, and they think it would be cool to be in a nice suit on the sidelines, but I’m not afraid in dealing with the success and failures that goes with being a head coach.
I`m not planning to endorse anybody. I have a long friendship with the family and a long friendship with Jeb [Bush], but I`m, like a lot of people, sitting on the sidelines watching and waiting.
I don’t want to be a princess who sits on the sidelines; I want to be present and actively involved. It’s a life with a purpose.
People look at me and see a calm, cool guy on the sidelines and I want them to know that my Christian faith affects my coaching and everything I do.
Instead of sitting on the sidelines, President Obama has made it clear that the US is ready to lead a global effort to combat climate change.
Anyone can love peace, but Jesus didn’t say, “Blessed are the peace-lovers.” He says пїЅpeacemakers.пїЅ He is referring to a life vocation, not a hobby on the sidelines of life.
It is difficult to learn anything on the sidelines.
It is not the critic who counts
You will find it will almost always be more comfortable to sit on the sidelines and critique the builders from afar. But at the end of the day, the people who make a difference, the people who shape history, are not the haters.
As the church watches from the sidelines, the ungodly elect atheists and homosexuals to school boards and legislatures to enact policies and laws that destroy our Christian children and discriminate against Christian families.
Robert Simonds
You’re not going to see me on the sidelines. I enjoy it, I miss it, but not enough to get back.
A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. Leaders guide and support and then sit back to cheer from the sidelines.
I was a highlight coordinator. My job was to go in and watch games, watch and type. Basically every time the camera frame changed, I had to log it as something: ‘Emmitt Smith rushed for 4 yardsClose-up of Jimmy Johnson on the sidelines… 37-yard field goal.’
Look, you couldn’t pay me to listen to their music, but I still feel like I have more in common with Insane Clown Posse than I do with someone who just sits on the sidelines and shits on other people’s work and who never puts themselves on the line.
How can a child adhere to school and the notion of secularism when they see their mother rejected from a school outing, stigmatized, left on the sidelines, just because she has a scarf on her head?
To spend 17 months on the sidelines is tough for anyone, and it’s hard to see everyone go out training and then to go and watch games at the Emirates Stadium.
I’ve always been known for speeding up the tempo. To me, that’s just the way you play the game – aggressive. There’s no time to rest. You rest on the sidelines.
A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes.
Life gives us choices. You either grab on with both hands and just go for it, or you sit on the sidelines.
You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.