Stakes Quotes


University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

When the stakes are high bow down low.

Faith is the 'yes' of the heart a conviction on which one stakes one's life.

But to mean it when I say that I want my life to count for His glory is to drive a stake through the heart of self - a painful and determined dying to me that must be a part of every day I live.

Calling home a close finish - And the judge has called for a photo appropriately for the Bonusprint Sirenia Stakes.

After winning Ascot's Queen Alexandra Stakes on Brown Jack- If you'd been on your honeymoon you couldn't have had a happier time.

Big stories need human stakes.

Power and wealth are not two of my main stakes.

Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes.

The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.

Big companies often use their leverage to take stakes in would-be suppliers especially in the technology business.

In plotting a book my goal is to raise the stakes for the characters and in so doing keep the reader mesmerized.

It doesn't work if the bad guys kill his mother's uncle's friend's neighbor's pet dog. You've got to make the stakes high.

I own almost 100 hotels in North America. Some of them are only in management but some of them we have some small stakes in them.

You know nothing is more important than education because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.

Cancer is such a wake-up call to remind us how high the cosmic stakes really are and how short and brief and frail life really is.

I think that 'Hangover II' is as funny as 'The Hangover I ' honest to God but I think that it's a little bit darker and the stakes are a little bit higher.

You know parenting is so personal. And we're all afraid that we didn't quite get it right. And it feels like the stakes are so high. By we - what if we made a mistake?

Burning stakes do not lighten the darkness.

Enormity of the stakes became the new self-hypnosis.

Good stories are driven by conflict tension and high stakes.

My workday is non-stop break-neck high stakes and high pressure. Every day.

Competition in academia is so vicious because the stakes are so small.

The higher the stakes the greater the temptation to lose your temper.

There are more stakes [in Mary and Jane] which is always good.

I call for actors burning at the stakes laughing at the flames.

The higher the stakes the happier I am the better I will be.

The stakes are too high for us to die with a small vision.

I want karma to drive stakes into the dark hearts that keep me bitter.

Baseball is a little bigger gamble than most and the stakes are pretty high.

The reason that university politics is so vicious is because stakes are so small

I have a soul of lead So stakes me to the ground I cannot move.

Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies upped the stakes.

In his life [Dalton] Trumbo uses wit and comedy to fight these very high-stakes battles.

If you individualize an audience it helps up the stakes of your responsibility to that audience.

When you cannot achieve a majority it's a good idea to get rid of minority stakes.

Raise the stakes! Always push your luck because no one else would push it for you.

That's the thing: We didn't really care. A world without love is also a world without stakes.

Over time you realize that even the things that are most high stakes kind of resolve themselves.

Though bachelors be the strongest stakes married men are the best binders in the hedge of the commonwealth.

The important thing is to keep playing to play against weak opponents and to play for big stakes.

We live vicariously through stories because our own lives provide so few opportunities for high-stakes adventure and noble sacrifice.

I play for high stakes and given an audience - there is no act too daring or too noble.

I like to approach comedy from character to have the stakes for the individuals in the story be very high.

politics can be an ugly game and in a national election the stakes get higher while the tactics get lower.

Making a movie requires 20 to 500 people to make and a lot of money and the stakes are a lot higher.

Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan officials many with public stakes in the election outcome.

I've said that movies are the highest stakes make-believe game in the world and this is truly the most highest stakes.

Your work isn't a high stakes nail-biting professional challenge. It's a form of play. Lighten up and have fun with it.

Cassivelaunus had prepared the river for Caesar by planting it full of stakes (and had no doubt put up a notice-board).

If stakes and garlic were the top two things that could kill a vampire ninth grade gym was a close third.

You know the saying: he who doesn't understand history is doomed to repeat it. And when it's repeated the stakes are doubled.

I have just realized that the stakes are myself I have no other ransom money nothing to break or barter but my life

For me a great story is one in which the protagonist faces unimaginable odds; where the stakes are high that failure constitutes a disaster.

The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the court and the American people exponentially.

With the parties at virtual parity and the ideological gulf between them never greater the stakes of majority control of Congress are extremely high.

The emotional stakes a memoirist bets with could not be higher and it's physically enervating. I nap on a daily basis like a cross-country trucker.

A moral dilemma is equally absorbing whether the stakes are the destiny of nations or the happiness of one or two people - at the most.

People have nannies and big cars and they want to go to Maui for Christmas. When there are those kind of stakes involved people get ruthless.

Public education is so important - resisting privatization and charterization high-stakes testing and defunding. It's important for New York but it's also important for the country.

Only where love and need are one And the work is play for mortal stakes Is the deed ever truly done For Heaven and the future's sakes

The world of high-stakes international diplomacy can be rough and tumble but it's more often than not a procession of suits and summits protocol sessions and photo ops.

I think the perception of wealth and power is that things just become easier and easier when in reality as you raise the stakes things become more stressful.

I think that's why I'm an actor: so I can tell those stories without having to really live through those stories with real consequences and real stakes real responsibility.

Everybody loves an accent. It you've been unlucky in love consider pulling up stakes and moving to another country. Then you'll be the one with a neat foreign accent.

I define a thriller as a big-stakes multiple-viewpoint novel involving suspense action and mystery in which the reader doesn't know everything but usually knows more than any single character.

We think it will be shortly afterwards but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.

I love things where I can be physical and I so love high stakes and you usually don't get that unless you're doing a play or an action movie.

The high stakes test culture runs almost totally counter to what we know about how people learn. It causes us to engage in professional malpractice on a regular basis.

As you become more proficient fewer people can offer you advice although in truth that's when you need it the most because the stakes just keep getting higher and higher.

When characters have different goals and are intent on achieving them conflict results. If the stakes are high and both sides are unyielding you have the makings of high drama.

Business is a game played for fantastic stakes and you're in competition with experts. If you want to win you have to learn to be a master of the game.

the real stakes in the theater are high - they are life stakes. That's what I love about it. You gamble with your life and that's a gamble worth taking.

The stakes are immense the task colossal the time is short. But we may hope - we must hope - that man's own creation man's own genius will not destroy him.

Romance was a game like bridge in which you said things instead of playing cards. Like bridge you had to pretend you were playing for money or playing for some stakes.

The rules I go by are: Always keep your villains bad and keep the plot grounded and real. If you keep those stakes the comedy will bounce off that and work.

Go ahead climb up onto the velvet top of the highest stakes table. Place yourself as the bet. Look God in the eyes and finally for once in your life lose.

When we are fighting for huge stakes - we're fighting for the future - future of the planet in terms of climate change. We're fighting for the future of American democracy.

War is often about making the least-worst decision. The same could be said about politics. But the stakes are higher in war when the commander-in-chief is called upon to defend the nation.

I don't know about "dream role." I do so many dramatic roles or period films or [play] traumatized people or stressed-out people or very intense things high stakes happening all the time.

I wanted to be a prosecutor - a criminal lawyer - because there's nowhere where the stakes are higher where you can wake up every day and believe in what you're doing.

Sometimes the only option is to raise the stakes to throw yourself the other way to force your opponent further down the path they've chosen further than they might want to go.

When you're dealing with the world of dreams the psyche and potential of a human mind there has to be emotional stakes. You have to deal with issues of memory and desire.

Life on a lifeboat isn't much of a life. It is like an end game in chess a game with few pieces. The elements couldn't be more simple nor the stakes higher.

In those days spirits were brave the stakes were high men were real men women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

Any time you get into a presidential campaign and the stakes are so high all candidates - they want to be in complete control whenever they can. And you can't blame them for that.

But I have learned that you make your own happiness that part of going for what you want means losing something else. And when the stakes are high the losses can be that much greater.

To regret fully is to appreciate how high the stakes are in even the average human life; fully experienced it turns our eyes attentive and alert to a future possibly lived better than our past.

My history is long and not much of it is good. I can't erase it but I'm determined not to make another mistake. Not when the stakes are high not when it comes to you.