Avoided Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Avoided Quotes from famous persons: Maeve Binchy, Glenn Hubbard, Monty Don, Michael Douglas, Richard Holbrooke. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Avoided Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

When I was younger, I avoided exercise or anything stre

When I was younger, I avoided exercise or anything strenuous. I didn’t even enjoy walking. As I got older, I spent so much time marking books or sitting at a desk writing that there was no room for exercise – not that I would have bothered anyway.
President Obama has basically avoided or not done any attempt to intervene in any positive way in the housing market. I think in the financial crisis that’s been a shame.
Glenn Hubbard
When our jewellery business went into receivership we avoided bankruptcy by selling our houses and possessions.
I thought I could never be the actor Dad was, so I avoided it for a while.
World War I was not inevitable, as many historians say. It could have been avoided, and it was a diplomatically botched negotiation.
Protectionism has to be avoided. Protectionism is not only on goods but also in the area of services. Financial protectionism is also bad and should be avoided.
After getting recognized in public from my picture on our pretzel bag, I can understand not wanting to be in the public eye. It has given me a public persona I had always avoided as a child. I do it because it’s for a good cause.
In these days of our new materialistic Irish state, poetry will have a harder, less picturesque task. But the loss of Yeats and all that boundless activity, in a country where the mind is feared and avoided, leaves a silence which it is painful to contemplate.
Austin Clarke
I am unknown because I’ve avoided the limelight so that I could serve. In the case of Donald Trump, he has avoided service so that he could seek the limelight.
The love scenes that worked, regardless of the director, were the ones where the actors weren’t fearful. When somebody was fearful, you could see it right away. It takes you out of the story, and that’s to be avoided at all costs.
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
Clarence Day
If Pocahontas had been given the foresight to see what devastating consequences her actions and belief in the possibility of peace would have brought upon her people, I wonder if she would have avoided befriending the English or not.
As the Earth continues to slow, leap seconds will grow more common. Eventually we will need one every year, and then even more. Scientists could have avoided these awkward skips by choosing instead to adjust the duration of the second itself. Who would notice? That is what they did, in fact, until 1955.
Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war?
The military‘s own report says that one-third of deaths and casualties could have been avoided if proper body armor and vehicle armor had been provided from the start of the war.
It would be extremely naive to conclude anything other than the following: America’s most vital secrets are in the hands of our adversaries because Secretary Clinton intentionally avoided using official government communication systems.
The idea is to freeze the water in the winter and use it in late spring. The conical tower shape ensures that the surface exposed to the sun is minimal, so premature melting is avoided.
In the business I meet some beautiful women, but to be honest, 80 per cent of them are raving lunatics and are to be avoided. It’s just insecurity; actors are generally quite insecure. I wouldn’t date, or I’ve never had a fling with an actress, and I’d quite like to keep it that way.
It is a fundamental rule with me not to vote for a loan or tax bill till I am satisfied it is necessary for the public service, and then not if the deficiency can be avoided by lopping off unnecessary objects of expenditure or the enforcement of an exact and judicious economy in the public disbursements.
Imagine how foolish you’d look if, like one clever salesman who once pitched to me, you tried to license your product to a big industry player without knowing they just launched a competing product. With the right background research, he could have avoided that and other landmines – and so can you.
It’s a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided.
If we harm civilians when it could reasonably have been avoided, and if we fail to fairly and promptly help the innocent victims, the local population will turn against us – and make the fight against violent extremists even more difficult.
I was never a very convincing social conservative, and always avoided associating myself with that part of the broader conservative movement.
In general, I avoided giving lectures or attaching myself while abroad to a university. To learn what I wanted to know, I went instead to rural communities and onto actual farms. Talk with university people, government officials and U.S. personnel stationed in the country was much less rewarding for me.
Theodore Schultz
Ours is decidedly not an age of Abrahams, Jacobs, or of youthful Elazars proud to be regarded as men of seventy. On the contrary, it is one in which the external signs of aging are avoided at all costs, youth is worshipped, and immortality is sought not in children but in Botox.
I punished myself and avoided my reflection in mirrors and any windows. I would see myself reflected back, and I would look away, trying to pretend I didn’t exist, because I hated myself so much.
I have the confidence to stay in my acting career for a long time because I have done all the titles other actors avoided.
Joo Won
I avoided the party scene at the University of Miami. I came in to study musical theater, and I felt so behind. I literally knew nothing.
For the bourgeoisie, the main danger against which it had to be protected, that which had to be avoided at all costs, was armed uprising, was the armed people, was the workers taking to the streets in an assault against the government.
In 1962, war was avoided by Khrushchev’s willingness to accept Kennedy’s hegemonic demands.
Records have never really been my strong suit. I’ve always been a much better live act. I didn’t understand the language of the studio. You sing differently in a studio. The language, the craft – it’s just a whole different deal. I avoided the problem on my first record by doing a live album.
The dream for many millennial women is to make a difference as social or political entrepreneurs. They are using the social media and marketing tools they have mastered to empower less fortunate women and direct them onto career tracks that women have traditionally avoided, like science and technology.
A ‘healthy diet‘ includes meals rich in whole grains, vegetables, nuts and fruits. Lean protein such as fish and chicken are recommended, and processed meats, such as bologna or cured ham and bacon, should be avoided.
Why was there so much work-sharing in the 1930s? One reason is that government pushed for it. In his memoirs, President Herbert Hoover estimated that as many as two million workers avoided unemployment as a result of his efforts to promote work-sharing.
Barry Eichengreen
There was a time when craft used to mean anything but the considered, stylish or academic. It was a term of derision. The ‘craft fair‘ on the village green was to be avoided.
Coincidence is a recognized element in ‘real life.’ All of us have anecdotes about those times when, by the merest coincidence, we avoided some disaster or stumbled onto some wonderful experience.
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
Albrecht Durer
I wouldn’t say that I’m the most avoided man in boxing, but a few guys might avoid me in the middleweight division.
I’ve always avoided publicity. I’ve never been good copy at any stage of my life. I don’t strive for it, because I don’t think it’s important whether I’m good copy or not. The two can go together, if that’s your personality, but every person on this earth is unique.
Chuck Noll
I’ve developed a much greater respect for our politicians and every high-tech CEO. It’s very easy to read about the things they did that you, of course, would have avoided in hindsight.
All my life, I have avoided any sort of exercise. I don’t enjoy sweating and I think people who show off about having just done 20 press-ups are pretty weird.
In public life, criticism cannot be avoided completely.
I’ve avoided success artfully.
My husband calls it winging it – the way I just took what the studios gave me, didn’t do my homework and avoided roles that would risk my image.
So many of my rookie mistakes could have been avoided by first-hand exposure to other, more experienced technology entrepreneurs.
With engineering, I view this year’s failure as next year‘s opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
Gordon Moore
Nationalization would likely mean wiping out the big banks‘ managements and shareholders. It’s because that reckoning has mostly been avoided so far that those bankers may be the Americans in the greatest denial of all.
The lion‘s share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the ’60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid.
If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!
I did not want to be labelled ‘the designer who survived the atomic bomb,’ and therefore I have always avoided questions about Hiroshima.
None of my peers avoided prison. None of ’em.
For most people, startups are a risky endeavor and something to be avoided. Many are hesitant to quit their secure jobs and try to start a company from scratch.
Reading Epictetus, I realized that most of the pain in my life came not from any actual privations or insults but, rather, from the shame of thinking that they could have been avoided.
As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war.
The only thing I shall talk about is my sporting achievements at school. My primary sporting achievement at school was that I dodged games for two complete years and was well through the third year before they discovered that I had completely avoided all games.
The clarinet is not so dominant in Israeli music as it is in klezmer. I heard klezmer when I was growing up, but for some reason I avoided it. I listened to Louis Armstrong instead. But the sense of melody is the connection between jazz and klezmer.
There is nothing worse than sitting in the make-up trailer knowing that the whole crew are twiddling their thumbs waiting for you to change your hair from straight to curly or up to down. Sometimes it can’t be avoided.
Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.
Despite demand, the BlackBerry avoided offering generalized web browsing support.
Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.
Leslie Charteris
I take a pretty expansive view of craft, which is to say I don’t see craft as just being technique – it’s also process; subject; ideas and feelings; visions and dreams; the words that are put down and the words that are avoided.
Conflict can’t be avoided in our public lives any more than we can avoid conflict with people we love. One of the great strengths of our society is that we can express these conflicts openly.
It sounds corny, but I never have avoided the challenges – I relish them – I think it’s what make me tick, to a certain extent.
Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, othersexpectations can be avoided.
For most of my career I’ve been very lucky to have avoided major injuries.
Mark Viduka
When I was at primary school, we had this theory that if you ate an egg, it meant you’d get pregnant and give birth to a chicken or another egg. It was something we dared together. I avoided eggs for years, but now they’re my favourite food.
History is full of lessons for how water crises could have been avoided or better managed.
The abolition of the double sanction for a foul in the box is a welcome change. There are times that you cannot help but stop your opponent in the box, with your momentum forcing you to make a challenge. Fouls can’t be avoided in that situation but your intention was fair.
Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
Though the Income Tax Act obliges even non-residents to pay tax on incomes earned in India, many foreign institutional investors avoided paying taxes citing the Double Taxation Treaty with Mauritius.
It’s not going to be easy; Enterprise IT has spent decades growing a defensive culture based on the premise that you only get noticed when you screw up, so that must be avoided at all costs.
Tim Bray
The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.
Whatever requires an undue amount of thought or trouble or involves a large expenditure of effort and causes our whole life to revolve, as it were, around solicitude for the flesh must be avoided by Christians.
I don’t wanna be a rock star. I don’t believe in rock stars. If you really examine what goes with being a rock star, I’ve avoided that really well.
I cannot sit here and say I was beaten by Carol Miller. Because Carol Miller did not show up. She did not debate me. She basically avoided everything and just said, ‘I’m with Trump, I’m with Trump.’ And sadly, that’s apparently a victory here in a place like southern West Virginia.
I actively avoided responsibility for as long as I possibly could.
The goal of the program, called Giving With Purpose, is to teach college students – and anyone else who cares to register – how to beneficially contribute to charity. That’s not necessarily easy. There are IRS rules for giving that must be learned, and there is wayward, wasteful philanthropy to be avoided.
I’d always avoided stuff like ‘Where are they now?’ or ‘Whatever happened to?’ Just ‘No thanks, thanks for calling.’ You tell me, have you ever seen a ‘Whatever happened to’ where they seemed anything but pathetic?
Jackie Earle Haley
I’d like to add that negotiating is not something to be avoided or feared – it’s an everyday part of life.
The few emerging economies that have avoided booms and busts have done so by adhering to sound policy frameworks.
Ballet Beautiful has made my pregnancy a joy. I’ve avoided back pain and swelling by keeping my core strong and body moving.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny.
I did plenty of jobs that I hated. I was a bank teller and terrible at it. I parked cars, a valet. I answered phones. I somehow avoided being a waiter. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep the order straight. I’m not much of a multi-tasker.
The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
Part of me is drawn to the nature of sadness because I think life is sad, and sadness is not something that should be avoided or denied. It’s a fact of life, like contradictions are.
I think that, a lot of times in Hollywood pictures, the reality, the messy reality of women’s lives – it’s avoided, because I think people are just afraid of it. There’s a standard that women are set to, to try to keep everybody comfortable.
Many faux pas of fashion can be avoided if you curb your instinctive desire to buy things with your heart instead of your head.
I’m a pretty organised packer, laying out everything beforehand, as I don’t like to take extra stuff. I’ve got a good eye for judging how much I can stuff into one suitcase. I’ve often not brought the right items, but I’d never avoided a chance to shop, unlike most men.
I understand that the average person can’t imagine damaging their looks in any way if it could be avoided. But I don’t value my physical beauty to the point where I would not do something I truly enjoy because I’m afraid of potentially hurting something superficial.
In the 1970s, New York City avoided bankruptcy because wise political leaders like Gov. Hugh L. Carey believed both in strong labor unions and robust banks and companies.
Felix Rohatyn
I wish more people knew that the only one of the three main parties where not a single MP flipped from one property to the next, and not a single MP avoided capital-gains tax, where every single London MP did not claim a penny of second-home allowance, was the Liberal Democrats.
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
Konrad Adenauer
I’ve always adored my father‘s music, but ever since I’d started singing, whether it was while I was still a student at the University of Massachusetts or professionally, I avoided Dad’s material.
I’ve avoided doing network shows because I don’t think they’re true to real families.
I’ve consciously avoided actually reading anything about Wikipedia.
When I did these psychological characters like the drug addicts, the ones who were rejected and dejected, I started to feel a sort of melancholia which was very unnatural for me to have at a teenage. Then I avoided those characters.
Kangana Ran
If we had created rules to automatically turn up the required down payment on a home when there’s a housing bubble, or just say that the mortgage on a property cannot be larger than the value of the property three years ago, the amount of human misery that would’ve been avoided would’ve been enormous.
I have the kind of life where I can take my kids on trips with me. I can involve them in my work. I’ve always avoided politics because I didn’t want to make commitments that would take me away from raising these children.
I’ve always avoided making being a woman my main asset and unique selling point. If it is then you’ll start seeing other women as competition, and that’s the last thing you need when entering a very male-dominated field.
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
For me, writing isn’t a way of being public or private; it’s just a way of being. The process is always full of pain, but I like that. It’s a reality, and I just accept it as something not to be avoided.
The past is full of examples of renegade writers who were overlooked in their time not only because their work didn’t fit neatly into potted categories but also because they avoided the self-promotional efforts of their peers.
Vetting and verifying information is one thing. Having our government sending out conflicting messages to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another.
I avoided as much work as possible in the classroom, but did all the work possible on the ball field.
Chuck Klein
In New York I was always so scared of saying that I wrote fiction. It just seemed like, ‘Who am I to dare to do that thing here? The epicenter of publishing and writers?’ I found all that very intimidating and avoided writing as a response.
I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don’t have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.
You sign for a sequel for everything these days, just in case, options. In the past, you avoided them like the plague because it meant somewhere down the road you couldn’t take a job because you had to do a sequel. Now it’s a feature of pretty much any feature you do.
Parliamentary obstructionism should be avoided. It is a weapon to be used in the rarest of the rare cases. Parliamentary accountability is as important as parliamentary debate. Both must coexist.
I’ve avoided doing a network comedy, because I wouldn’t get my own way. Even though it would get more viewers, it wouldn’t be mine.