Fixing Quotes

Fixing Quotes by Tyson Fury, Louis C. K., Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Carl Jung, Gary Wolf, Mehmet Oz and many others.

I was always quite good at fixing and working with cars. My dad’s always dealt cars, and I’ve always been brought up around them. They’re one of the things I’ve always been interested in.
Tyson Fury
The last jobs I had were fixing cars and covering football games for a local access tv station. As in driving the mobile van to the field, setting up 3 cameras, teaching depressed grownups and interns how to use them and directing the game from the van and then wanting to kill myself.
Louis C. K.
Whether the task is fixing health care, upgrading K-12 education, bolstering national security, or a host of other missions, the U.S. is better at patching problems than fixing them.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interest upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance.
Carl Jung
Though social eugenics was discredited long ago, we still often think of the genome in quasi-eugenic terms. When we read about the latest discovery of a link between a gene and a disease, we imagine that we’ve learned the cause of the disease, and we may even think we’ll get a cure by fixing the gene.
Gary Wolf
We are spending most of our time in American health care fixing the mistakes that either we in the profession are causing or our patients are, without recognizing it, causing to themselves.
Mehmet Oz
As the first, original format for fans interested in fixing cars, it’s fair to say most TV motoring shows trace their heritage back to ‘Wheeler Dealers.’
Ant Anstead
Let’s worry about fixing the problem instead of the blame.
Brandon Mull
What we read with inclination makes a much stronger impression. If we read without inclination, half the mind is employed in fixing the attention; so there is but one half to be employed on what we read.
Samuel Johnson
When I was four or five years old, my grandfather showed me how to build things, paint, saw. Through years of fixing bikes, repairing lawn mowers, I learned how things work.
Tony Fadell
Once I get the horse where he’s responding and working for ya and has a good frame of mind and a good attitude, it’s not just the horse that needs fixing. It’s the human that needs fixing and it’s the human that created that in the first place.
Buck Brannaman
When somebody is describing their job as fixing problems for someone, that usually does not suggest that they’re dealing with their tax returns.
Maggie Haberman
There is no perception among the American people, nor their elected representatives, that there is a serious problem that needs fixing.
Robert Reischauer
The first step in fixing a broken program is getting it to fail repeatably [on the simplest example possible].
Tom Duff
Mr. Dalton’s permanent reputation will rest upon his having discovered a simple principle, universally applicable to the facts of chemistry – in fixing the proportions in which bodies combine, and thus laying the foundation for future labors… his merits in this respect resemble those of Kepler in astronomy.
Humphry Davy
stop fixing your bodies and start fixing the world!
Eve Ensler
Enjoy the blessings Heaven bestows, Assist his friends, forgive his foes; Trust God, and keep his statutes still, Upright and firm, through good and ill; Thankful for all that God has given, Fixing his firmest hopes on heaven; Knowing that earthly joys decay, But hoping through the darkest day.
Charlotte Bronte
Aside from velcro, time is the most mysterious substance in the universe. You can’t see it or touch it, yet a plumber can charge you upwards of seventy-five dollars per hour for it, without necessarily fixing anything.
Dave Barry
I don’t think we can fix poverty without fixing housing, and I don’t think we can address housing without understanding landlords.
Matthew Desmond
We can finish a house, but never a home. Once you fall in love with a house, you find continual pleasures in fixing it up and making innovations that satisfy your creature’s comforts.
Alexandra Stoddard
Fixing global warming is more important than astronomy.
David Grinspoon
I was always good at fixing things growing up. I wanted to work on boats. That was what my dad did.
Finn Cole
you fix what you can fix and you let the rest go. If there ain’t nothin to be done about it it aint even a problem. It’s just a aggravation.
Cormac McCarthy
The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial chance of introducing another.
Fred Brooks
I noticed that democracy was broken and tried to work on fixing that in Japan. Then I realized that it was broken all over the place and decided to work on that too.
Joichi Ito
Instead of insulting our teachers and tearing down public education, I believe in a Kentucky where we put students and teachers first – and I’ll work to do just that by fixing some of the greatest challenges they face every day.
Andy Beshear
Meanwhile, Cynthia and I are busy fixing up a real old house that we just bought in Hollywood. With two children now, we just couldn’t live in our small rented home any longer.
Kent McCord
The determined fixing of our will upon God, and pressing toward him steadily and without deflection; this is the very center and the art of prayer.
Evelyn Underhill
Well the Lone Ranger and Tonto, they are riding down the line fixing everybody’s troubles, everybody except mine.
Bob Dylan
The idea of fixing of healing is an important part of any genuine spiritual approach. Kabbalah is very much about this idea of fixing of things that have been damaged. From a Buddhist point of view, things have been damaged because ignorance has intoxicated the mind.
Richard Gere
The benefits provided by worker participation are twofold. Quality is improved because of the finding and fixing of a very large number of problems, but also, and perhaps equally important, moral is improved.
George E. P. Box
I caught a glimpse of happiness, and saw it was a bird on a branch, fixing to take wing.
Richard Peck
Fixing your heartbreak by getting into another relationship is not the way to live your life – you need to live it on your terms for a while.
Taylor Swift
Stay calm and be quick on fixing a problem, stopping a problem head on is vital to running a team.
Monica Galetti
Of course I will look at anything, but I have not got the time or the patience to keep on looking at art that I know could be better. I don’t want art that needs fixing, I want art that sends me back to the studio to fix my own.
Walter Darby Bannard
The environmental movement does not always have to be about stopping things. It can be about fixing problems.
Mark Kurlansky
Whether it’s raising the minimum wage, fixing our broken immigration system or supporting an economic climate that gives our businesses that chance to succeed, I hope to continue to fight these important battles on behalf of my constituents.
Joe Kennedy III
It can never be too often repeated, that the time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are honest, and ourselves united.
Thomas Jefferson
I want to do things that haven’t been done, including fixing and making our inner cities better for the African-American citizens that are so great, and for the Latinos, Hispanics, and I look forward to doing it. It’s called make America great again.
Donald Trump
I’ve always said it takes more courage to stand back there and throw a ball knowing you’re fixing to get drilled than anything I can think of in football.
Bobby Bowden
A tinkerer,” snapped Pasiphaë. “Even worse. I knew Daedalus. His inventions brought me nothing but trouble.” Leo blinked. “Daedalus…like, the Daedalus? Well, then, you should know all about us tinkerers. We’re more into fixing, building, occasionally sticking wads of oilcloth in the mouths of rude ladies—
Rick Riordan
I have an organization called BLIND [Beautiful Love Incorporated Nonprofit Development], so named because even though my interest is in the black community, because that’s where I grew up and that’s where I’m most skilled in fixing things, it doesn’t end there.
Erykah Badu
The biggest challenges are fixing the problems, to put all the puzzles together.
Vitali Klitschko
Look, we have a very lousy system for retraining workers that get disrupted. And, you know, I just don’t see anybody that’s particularly interested in fixing that. They think it’s fixed, but it’s not fixed. So, we need a dramatic improvement in the way we train people who get displaced.
John Kasich
People imagine that programming is logical, a process like fixing a clock. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Ellen Ullman
The magic possibility of framing a certain space and time is what brought me to photography. This process of recording elements of 3 dimensions in the flow of time, and fixing them in a 2 dimensional image, creates a new context for the elements of the photograph.
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
I didn’t become a good writer until I learned how to rewrite. And I don’t just mean fixing spelling and adding a comma. I rewrite each of my books five or six times, and each time I change huge portions of the story.
Louis Sachar
I ran on fixing the roads… I ran on cleaning up drinking water.
Gretchen Whitmer
If you care about yourself, you should care about learning – even learning simple things. You come to have pride in yourself only by accomplishing things, even from fixing some old stairs…Others can’t grant you self-respect, even others who care about you. You have to earn self-respect yourself.
Terry Goodkind
I don’t believe in expending energy on something you can’t do anything about. If there was some easy way of fixing things, I’d probably do it.
Francesca Annis
I don’t want to be treated like I came from another planet or something or was somehow born with some weird birthright or super power. I don’t view myself that way. I am a normal guy, picking up the crap from the dog and scraping the BBQ and having a beer and fixing the shed out back.
Chris Hadfield
We have perfected the art of finding problems without fixing real-world issues. We focus too much on complexity, not harm.
Alex Stamos
Abiding in Jesus isn’t fixing our attention on Christ, but it is being one with Him… A man is abiding just as much when he is sleeping for Jesus, as when he is awake and working for Jesus. Oh, it is a very sweet thing to have one’s mind just resting there.
Hudson Taylor
The manipulation of credit has been the most potent of all methods employed by financiers as a means of controlling commerce and fixing prices.We are all consumers and should all be producers.This credit is a tax upon humanity as if government bonds were issued and people were obliged to pay it.
Charles Lindbergh
A big part of fixing AOL is getting AOL to believe in itself.
Tim Armstrong
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else. All the dogmatic stations in life have the effect of fixing a certain stiffness of attitude forever, as though they mesmerised the subject.
Henry Adams
Millions are unemployed and our roads are falling apart. If we can spend $6 trillion sending people to war, we can spend $1 trillion to put Americans to work fixing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Let’s rebuild America and create jobs.
Bernie Sanders
As if fixing the little errors would made the big stuff manageable.
Melissa Marr
The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
Benjamin Netanyahu
There was no blueprint or how-to manual for fixing a global financial meltdown, an auto crisis, two wars and a great recession, all at the same time.
Rahm Emanuel
There are a lot of plans out there for fixing health care.
John Dickerson
Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Oh, the difficulty of fixing the attention of men on the world within them!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I spent most of my career operating businesses and fixing businesses, not staring at a Bloomberg screen.
Nelson Peltz
Fixing obesity is going to require a change in our modern relationship with food. I’m hopeful that we begin to see a turnaround in this childhood obesity epidemic.
S. Jay Olshansky
Many problems are so complex that even if we had the money to fix them, we wouldn’t know how to do it. Fixing inner-city schools, reducing obesity, creating peace in the Middle East are just a few examples.
Richard Thaler
We do a very good job at fixing broken bodies but not such a great job at healing broken minds with our returning veterans.
Michael McCaul
Every copywriter knows what it is to struggle with a copy for hours, for days – fixing it, polishing it, rearranging it. We have all been quilty of leaving the headline until the last and the spending half and hour on it – or perhaps only ten minutes.
John Caples
The biggest difficulty in film industry today is not that of getting dates, actors or finance, but writers. We don’t get writers. They are like heart surgeons with whom you need to meet after fixing an appointment.
Sajid Khan
I was cutting and threading pipe in the tunnels to get water into the shower rooms for athletics. I was repairing old metal windows, fixing cement walls where rain was coming through, and drying out the maple gym floors in hopes of removing the warping.
Tom Baker
The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial (20-50 percent) chance of introducing another. So the whole process is two steps forward and one step back.
Fred Brooks
When I’m actually making a film and trying to find solutions, I like to watch making-of documentaries about huge films, like ‘Gladiator.’ That couldn’t be more apart from what I’m doing, but you see Ridley Scott facing huge problems and fixing them.
Philippe Falardeau
To find better means of fixing the brain, we first need to achieve something more fundamental. We must understand how it works.
Sebastian Seung
Fixing culture is the most critical − and the most difficult − part of a corporate transformation… In the end, management doesn’t change culture. Management invites the workforce itself to change the culture.
Lou Gerstner
My mom was a waitress, and my dad was a plumber who worked for the City of San Clemente fixing mains breaks, so not too glamorous.
Shaun White
I think we seek out people who we hope will fix what our childhood broke.
Yasmin Mogahed
The first year, I didn’t have much capital so I did everything myself. I had to keep my overhead low by learning everything about running a business, from accounting to fixing the gears of my equipment. I really started from scratch.
Li Ka-shing
Success Comes Through Rapidly Fixing our Mistakes Rather than Getting Things Right the First Time.
Tim Harford
It sometimes is a disadvantage to be so very guarded. If a woman conceals her affection from the object of it, she may loose the opportunity of fixing him.
Jane Austen
Anything organic requires some dose of variability so it can adapt all the time, and fixing things is not a good idea.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I really loved animals when I was little – my friend and I had an imaginary vet’s office; we would mime doing surgery on animals. We treated more injuries than illnesses – fixing with a baby bear with a broken leg, removing a tumor. Of course, our surgeries would take about five seconds; that’s how good we were.
Hannah Murray
Whether it is drawing or painting, skilled Artists usually deliver a faster result without jeopardizing the quality, simply because they don’t have to waste their time on fixing mistakes.
Igor Babailov
If you define yourself as someone fixing education, there’s nothing short-range you can do to fix education directly. It’s labor intensive. You have to change the way people act. You have to convince people, and change people.
Deborah Meier
For so many in the UK, the social contract is broken – the idea that if you work hard and play by the rules, you’ll reap the rewards. Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies are just as capable of fixing the social contract as they are to weaken it further.
Jo Swinson
I am opposed to Obama’s efforts to destroy the American economy. I’m opposed to Obama’s efforts to so-called fix the health care system. I’m opposed to the way Obama wants to go about fixing unemployment.
Rush Limbaugh
I’m quite handy with a screwdriver. I like making and fixing things.
Raza Jaffrey
The only way to write complex software that won’t fall on its face is to hold its global complexity down – to build it out of simple pieces connected by well-defined interfaces, so that most problems are local and you can have some hope of fixing or optimizing a part without breaking the whole
Eric S. Raymond
Sometimes in this country, we don’t focus a lot on people’s experience and their resume. Mitt Romney would be the most experienced executive to be nominated since 1952. The fundamental task for the next president is going to be fixing things, cleaning things up, being a turnaround artist, if you will.
Artur Davis
Never think of revising as fixing something that is wrong. That starts you off in a negative frame of mind. Rather think of it as an opportunity to improve something you already love.
Marion Dane Bauer
Well, The Rock says this, you should be concerned with fixing yourself a nice, tall glass of shut-up juice!
Dwayne Johnson
Communication is the conduit of leadership from the Prime Minister down to the leading hand of a small group of council workers fixing the roads. Leadership uncommunicated is leadership unrequited!
Peter Cosgrove
And I specialize in fixing things up and restoring them to their former glory.” She wondered if that talent extended to humans, maybe even humans who never really had a former glory.
Jill Shalvis
I don’t know how the other senators see me. I hope they see me as a farmer. That’s really what I am. But I don’t think they see me on a tractor or fixing equipment. I hope they see me grounded, as somebody who has common sense.
Jon Tester
Expanding Medicaid without fixing Medicaid is a terrible idea.
Bob McDonnell
Great, the worlds coming to an end and we’re fixing it with Band-Aids
Susan Beth Pfeffer
I’ve always loved painting, although I never show anyone what I’ve done. Mainly because I don’t do it well. But it’s like a form of visual diary for me. A way of fixing things in my mind.
Judi Dench
The notion that anything is gained by fixing a language in a groove is cherished only by pedants.
H. L. Mencken
Please criticize me, but how can you accuse me of something like fixing a cricket game after all that the game has given me.
MS Dhoni
That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
Charlie Chaplin
Photography is the act of “fixing” time, not of “expressing” the world. The camera is an inadequate tool for extracting a vision of the world or of beauty.
Daido Moriyama
Government price-fixing once started, has alike no justice and no end. It is an economic folly from which this country has every right to be spared.
Calvin Coolidge
I like files. I like editing a CSS file without necessarily having to edit an HTML file. I like fixing a problem by replacing a corrupted file with a clean one. Maybe I’m set in my ways, but I don’t consider it a hardship to open a folder or replace a file.
Jeffrey Zeldman
I spent my 30s fixing everything I broke in my 20s.
Eddie Murphy
If wealthy people put both their money and their time into fixing issues, I think we’d have much better results than if the government tried to fix those same issues.
Michael G. Rubin
I always wanted to be a dentist! I thought I was going to be fixing teeth and making beautiful smiles.
Tori Bowie
Fixing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in isolation, without looking at the big picture, would be short-sighted.
Bethany McLean
It seems to me that we spend an inordinate amount of time and attention on fixing ourselves when we could really be directing that out to serving others.
Eve Ensler
I wanted to become an actor and I knew that if I was really going to do it, I needed the training. I was not one of those people that was like, “I got it.” I was like, “No, I don’t have it yet. I need work. I need help fixing myself.”
Condola Rashad
Good planning avoids the need for fixing up a project that plowed ahead without thought… about potential pitfalls.
Bobby Knight
And to use something as elegant as a tree? Imagine this design assignment: Design somethingВ that makes oxygen, sequesters carbon, fixes nitrogen, distills water, makes complex sugars and foods, changes colors with the seasons, and self-replicates. and then why don’t we knock that down and write on it?
William McDonough
We can prove to the American people that fixing the crisis at our border is more important than scoring political points.
Dan Crenshaw
Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. Its about education, work, marriage – its even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.
Martin Seligman
Being gay, the last time I looked, had nothing to do with reading a balance book, fixing a broken bone or changing a spark plug.
William J. Clinton
As long as I have been playing internationally as a cricketer, no-one has ever come up to me, nor mentioned anything to me, nor offered me anything when it comes as regards these open flowing but stupid allegations of fixing matches etc.
Wasim Akram
I’m starting to feel like I can actually figure out how stuff works. I can actually pick stuff apart and have a chance of fixing it.
Simone Giertz
There is nothing for you to go back and live over, or fix, or feel regret about now. Every part of your life has unfolded just right. And so – now – knowing all that you know from where you now stand, now what do you want? The answers are now coming forth to you. Go forth in joy, and get on with it.
Esther Hicks
She thought that this man was her savior, that he had come to her at a time in her life when her life demanded completion, an end, a permanent fixing of all that was troubled and shifting and deadly. And yet it was absurd to think this. No person could save another. So she drew back from him and released him.
Joyce Carol Oates
My friends and neighbors were always fixing their cars. Soldiers who felt restless wanted to work on something, and they understood cars. Me, I like to look at cars but I was never really a mechanic.
Edward Ruscha
I’ll get depressed out on the road simply because I’m not being the mama that’s cooking supper every night, or that’s fixing my husband’s plate and my baby’s plate. You miss those things, and I miss them.
Ashton Shepherd
How do we get more politicians to move from ‘fixing’ the system to reforming the system? The obvious answer is to either improve the quality of public services or reduce the public’s dependence on them. Both approaches are necessary.
Raghuram Rajan
Fixing is the illness model; acceptance is the identity model; which way any family goes reflects their assumptions and resources.
Andrew Solomon
I’m not really satisfied with the technology today. Using film was so much easier than the digital technology of today. But digital is still at the beginning of what it can be and they’ll be fixing all those problems.
Vilmos Zsigmond
Fixing the pension system was one of the biggest problems Rhode Island faced.
Gina Raimondo
Fixing health care and fixing the economy are two sides of the same coin.
Ron Wyden
If money is not maintained, it can collapse like a bridge along Interstate 5 and fixing it, even with determined politicians, will take ages, during which time God only knows how much human damage will occur.
Douglas Coupland
I would buy a house, and try to buy a house every month. I didn’t have education or information about real estate at the time. I learned after I bought a few houses, and then I kind of fell in love with the rehabbing of the houses and fixing them up and just the whole process and turned it into a business.
Yo Gotti
My dad was always busy. You would pop round for a cup of tea, and within minutes you would see him walking past with a step-ladder. He was always fixing things.
Rachel Joyce
As an opinion manager, a campaign consultant, fixing personality negatives is a lot easier than fixing character negatives.
Paul Manafort
No precautions, and no precautionary principle, can avoid problems that we do not yet foresee. We need a stance of problem-fixing, not just problem-avoidance.
David Deutsch
She felt worthless and hollow. There was no hope of fixing this. And when hope is gone, time is punishment.
Mitch Albom
In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.
Robert Hall
When we feel helpless later in life, fear makes us scapegoat others. Instead of fixing the problems, we say, ‘Oh, it’s all their fault – those women or immigrants are infesting our country.’ Rather than useful protest or constructive solutions, we get angry at these handy targets.
Martha Nussbaum
A real man don’t call the plumbers. If he gonna call himself a man, he needs to know how to fix it, on the spot
Phil Robertson
Ishabal: “If you may correct your vision as you like, why do you wear spectacles?” Tris: “Because I like them. Because I have better things to do with my magic than fixing my vision when ordinary glass will do.
Tamora Pierce
Coach Bryant, before you start hugging me, you ought to know that my boys are fixing to get after y’all’s ass.
Pat Dye
I’m a good teacher and am great at observation and picking out what’s wrong and fixing it.
Abby Lee Miller
After fifty years of living, it occurs to me that the most significant thing that people do is go to work, whether it is to go to work on their novel or at the assembly plant or fixing somebody’s teeth.
Thomas McGuane
I really think that education is ground zero for fixing anything.
Jimmy Iovine
One of the reasons I’ve never done intensive psychotherapy or any of that stuff is that if there’s anything in me that needs fixing, I want to know that I can rely on my own intuition to fix it.
Kate Winslet
Not causing trouble, not touching anything, fixing the primus.
Mikhail Bulgakov
The average voter out there understands that the next president is going to have to be prepared to immediately step in without hesitation and end our involvement in Iraq. It’s very difficult to figure out how to move on to broader foreign policy concerns without fixing Iraq first.
Joe Biden
To be free comes not from changing or fixing this world, but from seeing this world as it is and opening the heart in the midst of it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Any damage that’s been done, you have to fix yourself because it needs fixing and there is nobody else to do the work. Blame may well be justified, but it’s not going to move you forward in your life.
Augusten Burroughs
She doesn’t even know how to kill things properlike? What kind of girl have you given me to, goddess?” Vic protested, fixing his eye on Nike once more. Nike let out a laugh. ” Vic is a little bloodthirsty. You’ll get used to it.
Jennifer Estep
There are certain early plays of mine that I really don’t like, but I can’t imagine going back and fixing them. I would be totally incapable of it. I’m not in the head of the characters anymore.
Annie Baker
Cooking might be the most important factor in fixing our public health crisis. It’s the single most important thing you can do for your health.
Michael Pollan
Fixing this broken system will take the perspective of someone who has actually solved problems. 31 years of manufacturing taught me how.
Ron Johnson
For some reason most critics have a hard time fixing their minds directly under their noses, and before they see the object that is there they use a telescope upon the horizon to see where it came from.
Allen Tate
Secretary Clinton should be denied access to classified information. Congress must also hold the State Department accountable for fixing the culture of lax handling of classified information.
Mike Pompeo
The goal of coaching is not in fixing what is broken, but in discovering new talents and new ways to use old talents that lead to far greater effectiveness.
Gifford Pinchot
People are afraid to own their own homes. People are afraid their own government will catch them fixing their houses.
Dave Barry
Our entire team is focused on managing this company for value – fixing or eliminating those operations that lessen value and expanding or adding those that enhance value.
Phil Condit
Feeling funny in my mind, Lord I believe I’m fixing to die Well, I don’t mind dying But I hate to leave my children crying Well, I look over yonder to that burying ground Look over yonder to that burying ground Sure seems lonesome, Lord, when the sun goes down
Bob Dylan
I like fixing things.
Richard E. Grant
For Hillary Clinton, Iowa was a tough state for her in 2008, and she’s put a lot of effort into fixing those mistakes.
John Dickerson