Dictate Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Dictate Quotes from famous persons: Ewan McGregor, Debbie Rowe, Kyrsten Sinema, Sammi Giancola, Jeff Buckley. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Dictate Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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I’m lucky enough that financially I don’t have to feel obliged to go for the bigger stuff. I like the stories and scripts to dictate if I want to do them.
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 don’t think Arizonans are interested in having the Mormon religion dictate public policy to them.
I’m not letting TV dictate who I really am.
I just let the emotion dictate what the arrangement is.
I can’t dictate how I play because I’m injured. I’ve got to go out there and still play.
History will dictate what my legacy is. And ‘maverick‘ is fine, because I am.
Al Davis
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?
The interesting thing about blockchain is that it has made it possible for humanity to reach a consensus about a piece of data without having any authority to dictate it.
I quite like being aggressive and horrible which gives you more confidence to dictate over strikers and to make them feel they have had a frustrating game when they’ve walked off the pitch, feeling very down.
Once you publish a book, it is out of your control. You cannot dictate how people read it.
Agribusinesses should never dictate the quality of school meals.
Your zip code or your income level should not dictate your access to healthy drinking water.
You can’t allow someone‘s hate to dictate your life.
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.
Obviously spending my teenage years in music, and in popular music, I wanted to continue this career, but in a way that allows me to dictate it and create it myself as opposed to relying on third party or more corporate decision making.
I am thinking about launching a wine website where there is a deal and the crowd can dictate how cheap it can get.
My favorite thing that I can do with my iPhone is dictate a letter.
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.
The framers never intended an infinitely broad Commerce Clause that would let Congress dictate individuals‘ purchases.
I told myself at some point that I’ve got to hold it down for my family. I can’t let work and the check and the money dictate decisions that I truly want to make.
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.
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.
Basic fairness and equity demand that the color of your collar should not dictate if you receive a bail-out or get bailed on.
Robotic toys can be very interesting, but it is important that the toy not ‘dictate’ how the child should play with it. Rather, it should take its cues from the child and enhance, teach, and enrich the play experience. We incorporated some of these features into a robotic baby doll we built for Hasbro in 1999.
Faith is important to me. It’s important to millions of Australians. It helps to shape who I am. It helps to shape my values. But it must never, never dictate my politics.
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 feel like it’s fair to the other players and I don’t think it’s the right way to do business to allow influence and position to dictate when you play a young man.
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.
Communities and workers should be partners at the table, not waiting on the sidelines while government and the fossil fuel industry dictate climate policy.
If I do a film and have to get naked, that tends to dictate how often I go to the gym. Acting in ‘Richard II’ on stage was a huge physical workout, so I ended up more toned than I normally am.
You’ve got one football and a lot of times, defenses dictate where the ball goes.
You’re going to struggle. You’re going to do well. You can’t really let the past or the day beforewhether you had a good day or bad day – dictate the day you have that certain day.
No one from abroad can dictate to us whether Poles are allowed to defend themselves against slandering.
I will not let my sales figures dictate what I say on the blog, because the blog is what I want to say.
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.
You cannot dictate what people find funny, what people find attractive, or what people find scary. There is not a norm.
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.
It is not O.K. for one sovereignty to dictate to another which countries or organizations it may associate with.
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.
In the locker room, and when I’m with my friends, we use racial slurs… What I do with my black friends is not up to white America to dictate to me what’s appropriate and inappropriate.
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.
Sue Grafton
Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.
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.
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.
Workflow and usability are not afterthoughts; they impact the core of any project and dictate how it should be engineered.
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.
Why would you want to dictate somebody else’s taste or happiness? Music is supposed to be joyful and move people, and however that gets accomplished for different people, it’s all good.
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.
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.
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.
Circumstances dictate your set of values, your set of morals.
Vince Staples
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.
No one can dictate what I will wear and I am strictly against such moral guardianship.
If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.
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.
The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you’re dead.
In a play, you dictate pace, you dictate rhythm, you dictate when people look at you, when people should be looking at something else. In film, the editor does that.
My coaches have done a good job of tightening my skills, where I can dictate a little bit more where the fight is going.
One of my mottos for ‘Currents‘ was ‘Give the song what it deserves.’ How would this song flourish? If the song could tell me what it wants, what can I give it? I tried not to dictate it with any sensible or logical decisions.
We must respect women’s personal decisions about their health, not dictate to them.
The United States can’t dictate outcomes to a sovereign Iraq. But it can support, incentivize and mobilize those willing to move Iraq in the right direction.
I’ve made it pretty clear that I can’t legislate or dictate proper behavior. You can’t. You do everything that you can.
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
If I want to be a real comedian, I can’t let you dictate my material, so I started creating more new material.
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.
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.
I do not want to make art and then try to dictate how people use it, or how people interact with it.
Kell Brook is a strong fighter. He likes to dictate the pace, which most boxers like to do. He likes to use his jab to set up other punches, like the left hook.
The laws of normal economics dictate that lower taxes combined with increased spending will lead to bigger deficits.
What information you see doesn’t dictate what you think or believe. I think it’s crazy to think that.
Allowing staff to dictate frameworks and policy outcomes without appropriate checks by elected leaders has corrosive effects.
To see a trans body in this ideal space – on a cover, in an ad – these are spaces that have immense cultural power to dictate what is beautiful, what is glamorous, what is aspirational, what is sexy, what is clean. That can be very powerful and helpful in the de-stigmatization of trans bodies.
The soul is a very perfect judge of her own motions, if your mind doesn’t dictate to her.
I won‘t be allowing my own background or my own sexual orientation to dictate the decisions that I make.
I always write back to people who are kind enough to write to me. Actually, I don’t write – I recline on my red velvet sofa with my feet on the coffee table and dictate the letters to my eldest son.
When I write the songs, I don’t dictate how people should interpret them.
For ‘Drive,’ we needed the songs to dictate emotions and really bring you into the mind of The Driver; he’s a unique and complicated guy, so the music itself had to be unique and complicated.
I’d like to think Helen very much understood what it was to be disadvantaged in the medical field. And that that was something that she never let dictate her choices.
Mary Stuart Masterson
I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution to receive the petitions; after which, it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason and principle shall dictate.
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.
‘Evita’ was four pieces of slick paper and a record album. It’s the most scary, to sit down and dictate a musical scene by scene. It was a musical unlike anything I’d ever seen before myself.
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
White America don’t get to dictate how me and Shaq talk to each other.
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.
I didn’t dictate sections of ‘Visions of Cody’. I typed up a segment of taped conversation with Neal Cassady, or Cody, talking about his early adventures in L.A. It’s four chapters.
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.
I don’t let my wardrobe dictate my diet.
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 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.
We have to let our defense dictate our offense.
Collaborate, don’t dictate.
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.
Mikel Arteta
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.
Songs are like anything else – they dictate to you which ones go together and which ones don’t.
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.
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.
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.
Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For different roles, my condition and training and diet does alter. Depending on the role, it will really dictate the type of training I do.
I worry about myself in the ring; I worry about what I can do and how I can dictate a fight.
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.
I didn’t dictate sections of ‘Visions of Cody.’ I typed up a segment of taped conversation with Neal Cassady, or Cody, talking about his early adventures in L.A.
There is no free speech in football. Information is parsed by monosyllabic head coaches, who dictate who gets to speak to whom and when.
You have to let the viewers come away with their own conclusions. If you dictate what they should think, you’ve lost it.
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.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Homophobia, transphobia, and sexism, they’re all rooted in the same prejudice: the belief that one perception at birth – the sex we are assigned – should dictate who we are, who we love, how we act, and what we do.
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 never let the media dictate my identity, so the fact that I’m a size 14 or a size 2 or a size 8 or a size 4, I kind of rock and roll. It doesn’t matter to me.
Wrestling fans dictate policy; they really do. What direction each wrestler takes usually revolves around what the fans think of them.
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.
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.
If I allowed fear to dictate my life, I would not be productive.
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.
William Robertson Smith
Liberals want the government to get bigger, and they want you to drive smaller cars, and they want to dictate the way you live.
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.
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.
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.
Aimee Carter
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.
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.
As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
Henry Van Dyke
It’s on the people to dictate what is relevant and what is moving.
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’m at peace with myself. The main thing is not letting people dictate what I do or what I am.
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.
My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace.
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.
Basically, I try to let the song dictate what guitar I use. If it’s a really loud, crazy song, I’ll pull out the cheapest, oldest guitar I own, one that feeds back easily. But most of the time, I just use whatever’s around.
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.
My game plan – doesn’t matter who I play – is to play on my terms, to control as much as I can, to try to get control of the centre of the court, to try to dictate and make them move, to be their director rather than letting them impose their game on me.
To me, a critic is some loser who has no idea… someone with an opinion. We all have opinions. No offense, but what makes them dictate what is cool and what is not.
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.
Charles Melton
I try to read spinners and dictate to them, but they know very quickly if you’re not reading them or if you’re not confident.
We cannot have that relationship if we only dictate or threaten and condemn those who disagree.
Xenophobia is defined as the uncontrollable fear of foreigners. That fear should not dictate the immigration dialogue any longer.
Prior to 1980, people used to dictate to a secretary for preparing written documents and that person would then punch keys on a typewriter. I was inspired to invent a medium for doing this work by engaging just one person.