Liberating Quotes by Caroline Polachek, Joy Davidman, John Rzeznik, Gore Verbinski, Sol LeWitt, Tridha Choudhury and many others.
Well working by yourself, especially when no one knows about it, is totally liberating because it’s very impulse-driven. You work when you want to work. You work when you can work. No deadlines. No conversation. No compromise. No help.
Being a fool for God was not merely alright but liberating.
It’s liberating to live at home during the week, but on the weekend it’s like, Jesus Christ, how much History Channel can one human being watch?
I always wanted to do an animated movie. I find it to be incredibly liberating as a way of telling a story.
Conceptual art became the liberating idea that gave the art of the next 40 years its real impetus.
I got a sneak peek into the functioning of the film industries of the south through Telugu cinema. This industry has helped me understand how to adapt to various styles of filmmaking. It’s been liberating.
If you look at somebody like Sam Bee, she got to create her own thing without any expectations that there was a show there. That was probably liberating for them.
A really big thing I’ve learned – and I think it’s so liberating – is when you realize no one knows what they’re doing.
One of the liberating things about having a blog is the total vision it allows.
I take what people feel and think, especially when it’s different from, very seriously, and I find it liberating.
The first step to truly living a good and fearless life, is accepting responsibility for your actions. Accepting what part you had in any situation. Difficult, to say the least, but liberating.
I’m used to working with a rehearsal process and your body. It’s a different thing to just be a voice. It’s liberating, on one hand, because you get to show up in sweatpants and with Doritos on your fingers, but on the other hand, it’s limiting because it’s just your voice.
No matter the barbs of fate that frustrate you, no matter how stacked against you the cards of fortune. . . . There is a liberating law in the universe, and you can become the highest of the high, wisest of the wise.
I think the most liberating thing I did early on was to free myself from any concern with my looks as they pertained to my work.
Theatre is liberating because it only works if it’s truthful, That’s what it requires. That’s not true of film: the camera does lie.
This wasn’t the person he’d thought he was, or would have chosen to be if he’d been free to choose, but there was something comforting and liberating about being an actual definite someone, rather than a collection of contradictory potential someones.
Liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk.
Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information
I didnвЂ™t want to tell the story of myself, but someone I called myself. If you read yourself as fiction, itвЂ™s rather more liberating than reading yourself as fact.
Failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. This way, it is about answering to yourself.
It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.
You reach a point in life where you realize that you might as well do what you need to do, because your being loved or not being loved is really a function of the people you encounter and not of yourself. That is an immensely liberating insight.
I am very excited about the TV medium and the Amazon-Netflix medium. It has been so liberating to work on these formats.
A lot of actors would tell you that they’d rather play the villain than the hero. When you’re the character, there are no repercussions. So there is a kind of liberating feeling about saying certain things to certain people – and I think that it’s always quite satisfying to do that.
There is something very strange and unsettling for me about making a work that doesn’t fit with what’s the norm or what’s acceptable. There’s something both liberating about it and challenging. I can imagine it doing more harm than good.
I feel fortunate that, by the age of 40, I had crammed in an entire political career.I had been in the Cabinet and been leader of the party, so now I can branch out into other things… it is a very liberating feeling.
All I’m interested in is liberating sound beyond all tradition.
I’m going to write a book someday and the title will be I’m an Ass, You’re an Ass. That’s the most liberating, wonderful thing in the world, when you openly admit you’re an ass. It’s wonderful. When people tell me, You’re wrong I say, What can you expect of an ass?
Breathing air is a liberating experience. It freed our ancestors from the constraints of staying wet or having to remain within easy reach of water for refuge, respiration or reproduction. But the biggest change it made in our lives was to expose us to a whole new range of sensory experience.
Having full faith that you can write something completely insane, and your actress will ground it and make it feel real, is a very liberating feeling.
But I think I’m on track to do something even bigger. I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.
In liberating Iraq, we have rid the nation and the rest of the world from the danger of Saddam Hussein.
The weird thing is that working within an established story was actually kind of liberating. You know the beginning and middle and end, more or less, so there’s less pressure to figure all that out.
I am inspired by Nelson Mandela. I was a volunteer teacher in South Africa during apartheid, where I witnessed his success liberating black South Africans.
I apologize to everyone who was offended by my insensitive tweet about the situation in Egypt. I’ve dedicated my life to raising awareness about serious social issues, and in hindsight my attempt at humor regarding a nation liberating themselves against oppression was poorly timed and absolutely inappropriate.
The philosopher strives to find the liberating word, that is, the word that finally permits us to grasp what up to now has intangibly weighed down upon our consciousness.
Four years was enough of Harvard. I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself.
I get so happy when I write a joke. It’s a very satisfying, liberating feeling.
I used to think feminism was a liberating force – now I see many of those people are just censors under a different name.
Without a doubt. It’s woven into our DNA in a very deep way and so to kind of be smacked in the face with the hypocrisy of the America that we were sold was a liberating and harsh experience.
I don’t know that Michael J Fox had done anything prior to that ‘Curb’ episode where he got to comically play up the whole subject of his Parkinson’s. There must have been something very liberating in doing that.
Singing was a liberating experience for me.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.
You can’t have it both ways. Love is too powerful to hide for very long. Deny it and suffer the consequences. Acknowledge it and suffer the consequences. Revealing it can either be shameful or it can be liberating. It is for others to decide which it will be.
I’ve heard rumors about myself that are true – and nobody likes that. But there’s actually something very liberating when you hear a false rumor because you realize there’s nothing you can do. People are going to say whatever they want – especially on chat boards.
Putting out my album on my own label has been a great experience for me. It’s been very inspiring. It’s like a new start for me and having all this creative freedom is so liberating and exciting.
Oh, completely liberating because even if you don’t do a woman right, you just have to put on high heels a wig, a bra and a dress, and I feel liberated.
I’ve never done any advertising because I feel I am in a position of trust, and that has been very liberating
Theatre is liberating because it only works if it’s truthful – that’s what it requires. That’s not true of film: the camera does lie.
It’s kind of liberating to be able to bring your own ideas to things, but it’s also a lot of pressure, it’s like screenwriting on your feet.
It’s liberating to wear clothes that are outside the boundaries of what I’m supposed to wear, ya know, based on the traditional model, whether that be a country music singer, or being from the country. It’s not a rebellious thing.
Sometimes the intensity and the grind of doing television can wear you down, but at the same time there’s something about the repetition, the sheer mass of work that you do that’s also liberating.
I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay-Shawn Carter-Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.
But there is a compelling reason to develop a personal strategy for living. Rejecting issues, which often feels liberating, is actually enslavement. Those who do not produce their own solutions must be using someone else’s. As Nietzsche warned ‘he who cannot obey himself will be commanded’.
Liberating oneself from the addiction of consumerism and careerism promotes inner peace.
Some people don’t think that what I do is art – but for me art exists by definition. The beautiful and most liberating thing about being an artist is the ability to say that what I make is art. Art exists because the author says so.
My coming of age was in the ’70s. A lot of people look back on it as a grim decade, but I look back on it as a liberating time.
Motherhood has helped me to stop overanalyzing things. It’s been liberating because I used to be somewhat neurotic. I attribute that to having something bigger than myself.
Twerking is not feminism. Thats what IвЂ™m referring to. ItвЂ™s not вЂ” itвЂ™s not liberating, itвЂ™s not empowering. ItвЂ™s a sexual thing that youвЂ™re doing on a stage; it doesnвЂ™t empower you. ThatвЂ™s my feeling about it.
It’s really liberating for me to be able to say I like Ke$ha’s music, but I hate her. And that’s okay. Because a lot of people probably think the same thing about me and my website.
I learned with ‘Birdman’ that it’s liberating when you just lose yourself and go after something that terrifies you.
It’s very liberating for me to realize that I don’t have to step up to the plate with a plot that involves the U.N. Security Council.
To be able to pretend to be something that I’m frankly not is very liberating and exciting.
As I get older, the book projects are – liberating is one word, but they really are me.
I listen to music, I read scripts, and I know pretty intuitively if I can unlock it in a way. It’s actually very liberating when you understand that not everything is for you.
For me, it’s always been draining to be around people for too long because I’m naturally a pretty expressionless person. From an early age, I found being alone incredibly liberating.
Even if you don’t release it, find a scream. It’s so liberating. You can do anything then. ItвЂ™s like you can fly. It gives you superpowers.
Acting is more creative and liberating than production.
I’ve found that using historical material and being rooted in historical material is liberating because I always think to myself, ‘Well, this actually happened, and this is fantastic!’ That’s why I don’t like fantasy, in a way. Because it’s sort of in emptiness.
[Sunbathing nude] was a liberating experience. It felt unbelievably crazy to take off all my clothes and play in the sun. I’ve not had that much fun in so long.
Fear clogs; Faith liberates.
I think once everything is in place, once you’ve kind of wrapped your head around the story and the character, it’s very liberating and you can start doing things like you would do.
If you’re not operating on an instinctive level, you’re not an artist…. Reason over emotion is bullshit, absolute bullshit… We suffocate ourselves in rules. I find fantasy liberating.
Sometimes shooting on a smaller scale, as long as things don’t blow out of proportion, is very liberating.
I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course.
The liberating encounter with God/ess is always an encounter with our authentic selves resurrected from underneath the alienated self. It is not experienced against, but in and through relationships, healing our broken relations with our bodies, with other people, with nature.
Does a bona fide chimichurri have cilantro in it? Who cares? Cooking for your family, unless your family includes Joel Rubouchon, is liberating in that regard.
I like to create a character where you believe, deep down, that they don’t really care if they live or die. That’s very liberating for the character because, if the character is prepared to die, then they can do anything. It’s impossible to stop them.
Technology is a resource-liberating force!
I like horror movies, and in fact I like them even more now after making one. I just think they’re much more liberating because you don’t really have to apply a very strict logic.
It’s actually been pretty liberating for me to fully get behind a cause that I feel is worthy and to stand on it and to follow where my heart takes me.
It’s very liberating when you finally realize it’s impossible to make everyone like you.
Plus, doing a zombie movie is quite liberating. It’s fun not to take myself seriously all the time.
This year’s blasphemy is next year’s liberating truth.
I don’t have to be a pretty face. I’ve done that, but now it’s important and liberating to be on the other side of the lens. I don’t like to be the center of attention anymore.
I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on the instrument because there weren’t really any that impacted strongly on me.
As a writer, I find holidays often disturbing, not liberating, in their disruption of tempo, their open-ended time.
The woman who needs to be liberated most is the woman in every man, and the man who needs to be liberated most is the man in every woman
People are saying, “I have a right to my opinion. Don’t just keep condescending, telling me what to think.” There’s something slightly liberating about that, but also it lends itself to being taken advantage of, because in come the demagogues.
Many of us are experiencing a phase of change, shedding outdated patterns and liberating ourselves from the old by moving on to the new. The year 2012 is an important one for mankind, a pivotal year. The potential for this exists in the mere fact that the majority of us are yearning for change.
I do write fiction, and I find it more difficult, but also more liberating. On the one hand, you can make up the story, but you have to make up the story.
How can one liberate the many? By first liberating his own being. He does this not by elevating himself, but by lowering himself. He lowers himself to that which is simple, modest, true; integrating it into himself, he becomes a master of simplicity, modesty, truth.
The club scene was really like a… they really weren’t sure if I was a girl or a transsexual. When they found out, it was celebrated instead of ‘Ssshh! Don’t tell anyone!’ That felt really liberating.
That is what we should be doing: liberating everyone’s potential, whether it’s a self-made individual, whether it’s someone taking the university route, whether it’s the apprenticeship route. They are all equal and good and worthwhile.
Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right, and toleration of movements from the Left.
Reading things that are relevant to the facts of your life is of limited value. The facts are, after all, only the facts, and the yearning passionate part of you will not be met there. That is why reading ourselves as a fiction as well as fact is so liberating. The wider we read the freer we become.
No company has embraced the liberating aspects of the Internet as a ‘new marketplace of ideas’ more than the search giant Google.
Believing means liberating the indestructible element in oneself, or, more accurately, liberating oneself, or, more accurately, being indestructible, or, more accurately, being.
Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?
I had a house burn down once, and everything in life burned, except my family, and it was so liberating. I didn’t have a bad moment about it. It sort of reinvigorated my interest in a lot of things.
I can write most places. I particularly like writing on trains. Being between places is quite liberating, and looking out of the window, watching a procession of landscapes and random-ish objects, is very good for stories.
What becomes fascinating is the way the culture industry doesn’t deny it and doesn’t try to mitigate it, but tries to sell its products as a way of liberating oneself.
Nothing is more powerful and liberating than knowledge.
It’s very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people, but there’s nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set.
My guess is that liberating the fossil fuel industry to frack anywhere they want will drive down the rate at which we’re converting to sun and wind. And it’s entirely a rate problem at this point.
In the long run there is no more exhilarating experience than to determine one’s position, state it bravely and then act boldly.
At one time in the history of the Americas, weapons and armies were associated with liberty and independence, and with new opportunities for our peoples. At one time in the history of the Americas, there were liberating armies.
Failure is ultimately very liberating. Once you come out the other side of it, you just might have faced one of your biggest fears and lived. The other side of failure is a big elimination of fear of failure. Trust me, that is an amazing gift.
It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy, what I will not tolerate. I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.
In fact, to me it’s liberating to not think of identity as some organic property that we have to find and stick to, but actually something that is constructed, or that’s imposed, that we can then counter by taking a different route and re-dressing it, and then re-dressing it again, and then re-dressing it again.
Get in your kitchens, buy unprocessed foods, turn off the TV, and prepare your own foods. This is liberating.
The mindless junk of your past crowds out opportunities and sets pointless limitations. Move out the junk, and you create room for the rest of your life. Ultimately, it’s not just a question of tidying your house; it’s a question of liberating your heart.
I’m a little hibernating animal. Anonymity is one of my favorite things. I mean, that’s why I moved to New York when I was like 18, because there, there are just so many people that there’s no one and you’re just lost. You’re completely invisible and I find that very liberating.
I just loved the feeling of flying. I could jump six feet bareback and it was the closest thing to being Pegasus and flying next to God. It’s the most liberating freedom-making feeling in the world.
There’s not any subject the public doesn’t know about me. I don’t have secrets, and this is so liberating because this makes me free.
While I loved my family, I would always have this association with my father. I would always be coming up against that conservatism. It was just liberating to be in London.
The idea of printing out something that’s as scary as a tumor into its concrete form was something that spoke to me – there is something very liberating about that idea.
Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as ‘negative’ is actually a liberating process for me.
There’s something very, very liberating about Harley Quinn. Much more so than a character like Catwoman or Poison Ivy. Those are great characters. But then again, those characters are more of the femme fatale and the temptress roles.
I believe, if done correctly, eliminating Saddam and liberating Iraq could be the вЂNormandy InvasionвЂ™ or вЂfall of the Berlin WallвЂ™ of our generation…the Iraqi people are eager to be rid of Saddam, and there is equally encouraging evidence that republican principles could thrive there.
Listening to people discussing a novel can be very interesting, if you’ve read whatever novel is being discussed. No one, it seems, ever says, “This is a great book but I didn’t like it.” Taking a little time to think about why this might be has been very liberating.
Acquired characteristics are inherited in technology and culture. Lamarckian evolution is rapid and accumulative. It explains the cardinal difference between our past, purely biological mode of change, and our current, maddening acceleration toward something new and liberating- or toward the abyss.
I love to rock, but it’s liberating not to always have to keep up with the freight train that is the Old 97’s
The realization that you’re not always standing down there on the field merely to win, to be successful, was very liberating. One can be successful by helping the team, the other players. All of a sudden I felt the kind of empathy for people that I hadn’t felt before.
Pain is important, and changing who you are is difficult, painful, and scary. Most of the self-help industry sees change as this euphoric, liberating thing and tells you that you can be happy all the time. I think the opposite.
Being in front of the camera was very liberating for me.
There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.
It’s a different thing to just be a voice. It’s liberating, on one hand, because you get to show up in sweatpants and with Doritos on your fingers, but on the other hand, it’s limiting because it’s just your voice.
Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty – necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.
I first wrote for adults, but when I started writing for young people, it was the most creative and liberating experience of my life. I was able to express my own deepest feelings far more than I ever could when writing for adults.
Creating art (music, books, films, etc.) can be beautiful and liberating, but trying to sell art, well, that is the movie business. There are few winners, and lots and lots of losers.
There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.
You take up energy towards someone because you think loving your enemy doesn’t just mean caving into your enemy. It means first of all liberating yourself.
There is something about hitting 40, the half- way mark that is heady and liberating, it runs away with you and you reach your 50s out of breath and wondering, ‘Where was I going with that?’
If you think hitting 40 is liberating, wait until you hit 50; and I was surprised at how liberating it was. The anticipation of something is always much worse than the reality.
I used to think I saw life in blacks or whites, turns out I was more grey. It is extremely liberating to care for people even if they are flawed, you needn’t eschew the whole person for a few not so shiny, sparkly parts.
There’s nothing better than being your own boss, especially after when you play soccer, you’re just controlled by so many different forces. So owning your own company and being your own bosses, it’s so liberating and freeing and you get to finally make decisions for yourself, which I think is really powerful.
In this frightening, anxious time to be alive it can be liberating to remember that nothing lasts forever. That can focus and invigorate our hopes.
Awakening is about liberating yourself from the prison that is the world of the mind and daring to be here as all that you are.
Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster.
We all live in a very tranquil, sanitised world where you’re told to do everything, and when you travel, it’s very liberating not to be in that crazy, nannied state.
When you have something that is bothering you, and then you articulate, take the time to really express it and see it clearly, to recognize. To acknowledge that is already a liberating energy.
Zero budget filmmaking is frustrating but also liberating.
Natural hair is so liberating, youre most beautiful when youre not hiding.
You know I’m not hung up on this liberating myself from the “black” man – I’m not going to try that thing.
If you stop trying to restrict yourself by defining yourself and love in other people’s terms, it’s the most liberating thing.
I so enjoy being old because for the first time I don’t have to do anything-work, teach, study. I feel very good about myself-and at my age I can say no to anything now if I don’t want to do it. What a liberating word.
People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
This created world really helped me as an actor. It heightened everything, which made it more dangerous, more interesting and more liberating.
You know the most important thing the Americans did for Iraq apart from liberating the country from Saddam was helping Iraq reduce its debt. The United States worked very hard to reduce 80 percent of Iraqi debt.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
My first real foray into fashion was the discovery of vintage. Vintage dresses really suit my body type, so the discovery was both wonderfully eye-opening and liberating.
It’s been liberating to be able to play someone who’s a badaвЂ“ or promiscuous, because that’s the opposite of who I am вЂ¦ It’s like a drug.
In real life, you don’t know what’s going to happen to you, so why would your character know? It’s liberating to play the emotion your character is feeling at the time and not know what’s coming up. I like it.
I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.
I am very keen to take on a ‘West End’ show soon, as I haven’t done much theatre, and that would be amazing. It is quite liberating to be on stage night after night.
I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating.
There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized… Your path at 22 will not necessarily be your path at 32 or 42. One’s dream is constantly evolving, rising and falling, changing course.
Right after high school, I moved to Rio and took classes to become a technician for a manufacturing factory where you had to figure out how to produce 3,000 pairs of jeans. But in Rio, I was by myself, which was very liberating, being so young. I got to do my own thing.
Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.
Comedy’s been really liberating for me because I’ve been able to sneak the singing part in through the back door.
Shooting an improv-based film is incredibly liberating, exhilarating, and fun, but editing that kind of movie can be difficult for obvious continuity reasons.
I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive you. This way, it is about answering to yourself.
My whole life, I’ve wanted to feel comfortable in my skin. It’s the most liberating thing in the world.
I noticed every time I spent a lot of time in the bathtub, I would just get fantastic realizations about myself, and they were so valuable and liberating.
It’s quite liberating to have a director stand beside the camera and say: “Do this now, and do that now…” It’s also a bit sordid but it liberates an actor, I think.
When I am out and about I feel watched. It’s become second nature. The only time I get to be private is in my work. That is when I liberate the ego. The blessed-out sensation of liberating the ego.
I think every character actor at some stage likes to carry a film. It can be extremely liberating to just come in for a scene or two and do your thing. But I find it frustrating if I’m just doing little bits here and there for too long.
In a world where you are constantly asked to be ‘committed,’ it is liberating to give yourself the license to be a dilettante. Commit to nothing. Try everything.
It was very liberating, living in a foreign country, a place where everything was new and strange – the food, the customs, the climate, everything.
What i’m trying to get at is that to me nothing felt glamorous or exciting or sexually liberating about it. I also think the amount of money you can make escorting is exaggerated (it wasn’t uncommon for me to see ads for escorts for 40-60$/hr where I live.)
The walk liberating, I was released from forms, from the perpendiculars, straight lines, blocks, boxes, binds of thought into the hues, shadings, rises, flowing bends and blends of sight.
It’s much more liberating as a artist to feel like you can approach each page and each panel with the way that inspires you the most. I think the thing that bogs down a lot of artists is that you’re kind of stuck drawing in a style you’ve developed.
Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.
A belief may be comforting. Only through your own experience, however, does it become liberating.
Performance capture is a genre of acting which is not going to go away, it’s going to proliferate more and more. I’m passionate about it, and I love it. It’s the most liberating tool an actor has, because you are not limited by your own physicality, look, or color of your eyes.
It helps with your acting when you’re not in a perfect costume, perfect wardrobe, a perfectly seamed blouse, perfectly ironed hair, and perfectly done eyeshadow. It’s really liberating.
It is essential that our love be liberating, not possessive. We must at all times give those we love the freedom to be themselves. Love affirms the other as other. It does not possess and manipulate another as mine.
Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
Communities need to hear the liberating power of the gospel
Women feel empowered when they can do the things that are supposed to be only for men, you know? It breaks boundaries, it’s liberating, and it’s empowering when you feel like, ‘Well, I can do that, too.’
If you shift your focus from oneself to others, and think more about others’ well-being and welfare, it has an immediate liberating effect.
Making independent films is liberating. It eliminates self-censorship, which mainstream films are infected with due to commercial priorities.
The larger the audience the better. The more pockets in the world, the more interesting and exciting because it just makes it that much more liberating. This makes it that much more liberating for the various facets of creativity to be explored.
It’s liberating and rewarding to see your own ideas coming to fruition.
The most liberating act of free, unconditional grace demands that the recipient give up control of his or her life.
I think because I am a physical person, and because my way of expressing and performing and storytelling or explaining has always been with my body, if I can combine the two I find it really liberating.
At some point, we all reach that moment where it’s such a waste of energy to act as if you know things that you really don’t. It’s really kind of liberating to be okay with that.
As meditation deepens, compulsions, cravings and fits of emotion begin to lose their power to dictate our behavior. We see clearly that choices are possible; we can say yes or we can say no. It is profoundly liberating.
Hinduism is synonymous with humanism. That is its essence and its great liberating quality.
To love with expectations is, in the end, an oppressive, driven thing, and people know it when they receive it. To love as God loves us–in freedom and with no strings attached–is a way to grant others a liberating gift.
The lesson we have yet to learn from dogs, that could sustain us, is that having no apprehension of the past or future is not limiting but liberating.
Nothing is more important for young people than enhancing their life chances, liberating their potential and encouraging their contribution to a globally competitive and modern economy.
You do have to learn how to wear a kilt, and it’s certainly very liberating and very freeing, but surprisingly very comfortable to wear, to ride a horse in a kilt. I was surprised by that.
But ‘Playboy’ was liberating. I was drawn to it and went for it full throttle.
It’s scary to think I only have me to rely on. But there’s something liberating about that.
Knowing that you are living in a dreamworld is very liberating, because it gives you the option of waking up.
The form of free verse is as binding and as liberating as the form of a rondeau.
When I write a story, I have no idea what I’m doing. All I know is that I want to share something with my readers. The whole idea of writing is this place where you lose control, where you’re irresponsible – it’s a very liberating place.
Education can become a self-fulfilling activity, liberating in and of itself.
I love research, and in fact it’s liberating because you have to create your own world. No one can say “I’ve just got back from the 1860s, and you got it wrong.” Anyway, it’s fiction.
We’re taught that in life, we should try to look on the bright side. Not in this case. In this case, assume rejection first. Assume you’re the rule, not the exception. It’s liberating. But we also know it’s not an easy concept. -He’s not just into you
In 3-D filmmaking, I can take images and manipulate them infinitely, as opposed to taking still photographs and laying them one after the other. I move things in all directions. It’s such a liberating experience.
When people like your music because it has vulnerable honesty, and you’re able to comfortably admit to flaws and imperfections, then that’s the most liberating thing about being an artist.
I think both comedy and dissent are liberating, for the listener as well!
Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems.
It might be liberating to think of human life as informed by losses and disappearances as much as by gifted appearances, allowing a more present participation and witness to the difficulty of living.
Liberating Iraq from a legacy of violence and putting it on the path to peace and prosperity will take time.
This ongoing coexistence which makes life sensational. The eyes have this ability to flip around what they see from one second to another, to see something as an object, and then as a design. That’s really liberating, and I try to convey that in my work, that your eyes are free and you are free to use them.
Gratitude is liberating. It is subversive. It helps us to realize that we are sufficient, and that realization frees us.
Leo Strauss’s discoveries in the history of political philosophy had the effect of liberating his students from the yoke of contemporary thought.
Truth is, of its essence, liberating, as it is possessed of no contrivance or conceit – that it provides the only genuine basis for progress and that the future can only be found in truth.
It’s very liberating to cut your hair.
I’ve just never talked about it. But it’s so liberating. It was interesting to be coming to have a conversation that I was always afraid to have. This is my coming out ball. I’ve been dying to do this.
The movie industry is brutal. It is dangerous. It is, for most, soul destroying. Creating art (music, books, films, etc.) can be beautiful and liberating, but trying to sell art, well, that is the movie business. There are few winners, and lots and lots of losers.
What a liberating thing to realize that our problems are probably our richest sources for rising to the ultimate virtue of compassion.
Honesty is the best policy; the only way out is deeper in: a candid confrontation with existence is dizzying, liberating.
It’s incredibly liberating to spend an hour talking to someone and not caring about what you sound like. It’s about understanding myself. Sometimes I’ll speak to my therapist for an hour a day. It’s become part of my routine.
The truth is that women want to be viewed as sexy. It brings out a different side of you, which is incredibly liberating.
I spent a lot of time taking acting lessons Actors have no inhibitions, and Im inhibited by everything. To be able to make fun of yourself is a skill and a liberating experience.
I’m happiest on set because I’m not myself. I’m someone else. The moustache, the dinner jacket. It’s not me. You’re always this sort of double, and it’s liberating. Imagine being stuck with yourself… all those doubts.
It’s great to go on your own and discover new things just for yourself, to meet new people and all that. If you’re all on your own, then there is nobody there to guide you and you have to make all the decisions for yourself. It’s quite liberating in a way.
Two people have been really liberating in my mind; one is Wittgenstein and the other is Burke. I read Burke before he was a secular saint, before everyone was reading him.
Whereas the property-owning middle class could win freedom for themselves on the basis of rights to property–thus excluding others from the freedom they gain–the property-less working class possess nothing but their title as human beings. Thus they can liberate themselves only by liberating all humanity.
Producing zines can offer an unexpected respite from the scrutiny on the Internet, which can be as oppressive as it is liberating.
I bought a laptop in 1999, and it was quite liberating, because I could make a lot of my own decisions.
There’s something liberating about watching someone not following the rules.
I looked at myself and realized I had a lot of boundaries up about what I would talk about, what was private for me and what wasn’t. I decided to just get rid of them. It was quite liberating.
For me, the ‘Three Stoppages’ was a first gesture liberating me from the past.
The wonderful thing about digital process is that I can be cast in films that I would never be cast in. If I have it in my soul to play the character it doesn’t matter what my face looks like, or my age. It’s really liberating.
The whole Melrose series is an attempt to tell the truth, and is based on the idea that there is some salutary or liberating power in telling the truth.
It was very liberating to be able to sing in English. It had a different resonance, different images. It was like being a stranger in a foreign land, which was helpful.
With a smartphone in tow and a playlist humming, a runner may miss the crunch of leaves underfoot, the enthusiastic cheers of benevolent strangers, or even her own breath. And, for many runners, leaving the mobile device at home is the most liberating part of the sport.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Playing a sinner is very liberating!
It’s a simple liberating reality – the best things in life are mine for the choosing.
I believe demolishing Hussein’s military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness.
I had a house burn down once, and everything in life burned except my family, and it was so liberating. I didn’t have a bad moment about it. It sort of reinvigorated my interest in a lot of things. I wonder if there should be some kind of anarchy.
Yesterday’s truth is today’s bullshit. Even yesterday’s liberating insight is today’s jail of stale explanation.
I have learned to create from a hybridized point of view. It’s an asset – something rather liberating.
Desert Storm II would be in a walk in the park… The case for ‘regime change’ boils down to the huge benefits and modest costs of liberating Iraq.
It’s challenging as an actor to let go but I had some pleasure out of it too. To not have the effort of having to present myself is quite liberating.
The truth sets you free. It’s a very liberating thing, when you say this is who I am warts and all and then you can just get on with life. It’s amazing.
I’m not saying that people have to listen to rock music. It’s a great, cool thing and it can really be liberating for a lot of people but, hey, so can Charles Dickens so I’m not going to judge.
One of the kind of unexpectedly liberating things of becoming this global fugitive is the fact that you don’t worry so much about tomorrow. You think more about today. And unexpectedly, I like that very much.
Very often when I see people who are perceived to be, or who call themselves progressives, sometimes I see an imbalance. Yes I understand the courage in their mind but I don’t see the spirituality in their heart, good you are questioning the limits, but what about yourself, are you also liberating yourself?
I used to find limitations frustrating, but I find them enormously liberating.
We have lived in a world where the discoveries of physics and genetics are far more awe-inspiring, as well as infinitely more liberating, than the claims of any religion.
Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone.
O beautiful for spacious skies, . . . O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved, And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, Til all success be nobleness And every gain divine!
Always, at every period, the few were the banner bearers of a great idea, of liberating effort. Not so the mass, the leaden weight of which does not let it move.
I am very proud of this work because it is more about the meaning of the Easter Rising and its relationship to what this whole century has been about, people liberating themselves, freeing themselves.
All ideologies end up killing people. If you separate love from nonviolence you turn nonviolence into an ideology, a gimmick. Structures that are not inhabited by justice and love have no liberating or reconciling force, and are never sources of life.
The illegal 2003 invasion had little to do with liberating Iraqis from Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship. Instead, the real freedoms and benefits were destined to go to corporations like Halliburton and others that stood to gain from the privatisation of the formerly state-owned Iraqi economy.
When you’re in your twenties and starting out, the problem is that you care about being cool. Being older, I can care less about being cool, which is a liberating feeling.
Theatre is different. We can spend two weeks around a table talking about subtext. In opera, there is a score, and people already know their parts. And they move differently. I find all this liberating.
I’d spent life so terrified of failure that when it happened, it was very liberating.
There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.
Truth Will Set U Free is about honesty. My philosophic belief that ultimately being true to yourself is liberating, with every individual’s inalienable right to be who they are without fear or recrimination.
I get to shift multiple markets. I get to shift economies. It’s extremely liberating. I breathe differently.
Transparence is the highest, most liberating value in art – and in criticism – today. Transparence means experiencing the luminousness of the thing in itself, of things being what they are.
Once you accept that we’re all imperfect it’s the most liberating thing in the world. Then you can go around making mistakes and saying the wrong thing and tripping over on the street and all that and not feel worried.
Feminism should be about liberating women, all women, even Republican women, to be their true selves.
A curse on him who begins in gentleness. He shall finish in insipidity and cowardice, and shall never step foot in the great liberating current of Christianity.
Every gay man will tell you that ‘coming out’ is like a weight lifted from your shoulders and beng able to walk down the street knowing that there is nothing for me to hide has been a liberating experience.
The greatest thing that ever happened to (my career) was the breakdown of the record companies, because there were no more stupid questions about how many hits are on the next record. It was very liberating.
I think there’s a great homogenizing force that software imposes on people and limits the way they think about what’s possible on the computer. Of course, it’s also a great liberating force that makes possible, you know, publishing and so forth, and standards, and so on.
I am dealing with people with both sides. I see people who are liberating themselves but they want to forget the world. And I see people who want to liberate the world but they forget themselves. Neither is the way I want to go.
I would think that would be really liberating to play like a real cad or a villain or something like that, and that’s something I haven’t gotten the chance to do a lot.
The worst has happened … it’s rather liberating.
I use depth in my visuals even in 2-D, and found that 3-D is actually liberating.
Writing is very liberating and therapeutic.
Tanks come in two forms: the dangerous, deadly kind and the ‘liberating’ kind.
Life goes on and the truth changes; this just happens to be the way life is. What was once true is often no longer true just a little while later. Yesterday’s truth is today’s bullshit. Even yesterday’s liberating insight is today’s jail of stale explanation.
The whole appeal of dance music is being liberated because music is liberating and it’s not about club culture or the social aspect of playing the mating game or whatever you’re doing at a club. It’s more about the euphoric aspect of listening to music.
To be deeply in love is, of course, a great liberating force.
I’d like to think of myself as somebody who has a voice for liberating female sexuality.
Zen goes directly to your own experience of the oneness of the universe, of your interconnectedness with all things. You learn to distrust whatever you clung to in your old sense of separation, and that realization can be the most liberating thing in your life, a freedom beyond anything you could have imagined.
It’s nice to go into your doom. It’s so liberating.
The military progress both in Syria and in Iraq has been remarkable since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. We have continued to liberate areas. We are making tremendous progress in liberating Mosul in Iraq, working with coalition forces, we’re moving to position to liberate Raqqa.
I did use my own accent in a play once. It’s a very freeing, liberating experience. Actors are often asked to adopt a different accent, and sometimes a different voice, so when that’s taken away and you don’t have to think about it, that’s a lovely thing.
It was liberating to do comedy. It felt like playing in a jazz band.
A lot of times, people are ashamed of feeling weak and being rejected – so it’s liberating to be able to sing about those things. And it’s amazing when other people don’t feel alone because they hear it.
The smartest thing I did was to stop going online. I’m the sort of person who will just look for the negative – Michael really can’t understand it, but that’s just the way I am. And with my bipolar thing, that’s poison. So I just stopped. Cold turkey. And it’s so liberating.
There’s nothing more liberating about starting with something that is not written. You pretty much create the history of that character and that character’s life story.
Facebook seems to think that it would be liberating if everyone’s News Feed could be personalized so that people see only and exactly what they want. Don’t believe it. That’s a prison.
I have no illusions about my position in this world as an actor or anything like that. I’m very realistic. Reality is a very liberating thing.
Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information.
Risking one’s life can be strangely liberating. That’s what the sea counsels me.
I liked theatre because I could hide behind a role I was playing, but now, I just love being on stage. I don’t pretend that I’m anyone else, I just show my full range when I am up there, and it’s very liberating.
Doing comedy was liberating in a way.
If you take a single word…and make it your own on a day-to-day basis, I hope it’s choose. Being able to choose to act differently, even while feeling the old way, may be the most liberating growth you can accomplish.
If Satan has blinded and bound men and women, how can we ever see souls saved? This is where you and I enter the picture. Spoiling the goods of the strong man has to do with liberating those whom Satan has blinded and is keeping bound. . . . This is where prayer comes in.
I always say I’m just eternally grateful for this role because Raven Reyes defies all stereotypes. It’s revolutionary for a character on television, and it’s also extremely creatively liberating as an artist.
But no sooner had morning broken than he took hold of his whip and ceremoniously stepped out to address his slaves. Each blow was liberating, it was like unshaking proof of the great lie of God’s existence.
Everyone has problems, and learning to share them is essential. Hiding pain requires an enormous amount of energy; sharing it is liberating.
There are many situations in life where we don’t think while behaving in a certain way. Then there are instances which leads to the realization that maybe this is happening because you had behaved in a certain way. This thought at times is self liberating, according to me.
When I had the idea for ‘Shopaholic’, it was as though a light switched on. I realised I actually wanted to write comedy. No apologies, no trying to be serious, just full-on entertainment. The minute I went with that and threw myself into it, it felt just like writing my first book again – it was really liberating.
It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn’t end. There’s other ways to make money, better jobs.
Having seen Justin’s work on Bleak House, I knew that he’d be incredibly well prepared and interesting stylistically for this and that was definitely the case. It’s very liberating for actors – and I can only speak for myself here – but he creates a very loose environment and he’s a great collaborator.
Aging followed by death is the price we pay for the immortality of our genes. You find this information soul-killing; I find it thrilling, liberating.
I think every woman should have a one-night stand. If it’s done right, it can be liberating.
Refuse to deny what you know but consent to how little that will always be, and, when the moment comes, the sky will open and the liberating intrusion will descend upon you.
It’s an incredibly liberating feeling to have a skirt on. In fact, I know you can buy skirts, and you can buy work kilts and all sorts of stuff.
There’s something really liberating about feeling great in what you work out in because when you feel great in the gym, then you are just going to do a better job. You’ll feel more comfortable, which will allow you to push your limits.
When true forgiveness happens it is one of the most astonishing and liberating of the human experience.
The experience of writing under a pseudonym was tremendously liberating; I could write what I wanted.
For much of my life I floundered under the excuse of “nobody’s perfect,” the liberating and over-used phrase that affords guys like me the freedom to pile up sins in a careless and unchecked way. Ironically, being perfect is precisely what we are called to be!
There is something liberating and defiant about going on stage and saying you are 36 and 13 stone.
There were many years when I was hand-to-mouth and didn’t know how I was gonna make rent. I’ve done every job under the sun, from busing tables, temping, and working in factories to SAT prep and detailing cars. So to be able to make a living where all I do is write is absolutely liberating.
Good comedy can be liberating, and if I’m doing my job as a comedian, part of the joy for the audience is getting that release.
It was very hard for me to put my life on paper. It was a very intimate process, very psychological, but at the same time liberating. It was like cleaning the closet, like cleaning the house… It was very refreshing.
Sometimes it’s liberating to confront horrible things in lyrics as a way to master the shadow-self that exists in everyone.
Finally having the freedom to speak is a really liberating feeling.
Focusing on getting the most out of every situation is stressful. Focusing on giving the most in every situation is liberating.
I failed the LSAT. Basically, if I had not failed, I’d have been a lawyer and there would be no Spanx. I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating.
I think there are a lot of misconceptions on both sides, the developing vs. the developed world, especially about America. I’ve felt the frustration in my lack of belonging to any one place, but I’ve also felt it liberating to be able to appreciate something without feeling disloyal to my own culture.
Cage’s Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the ‘given’ material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control.
Cage’s Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the given material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control.
Every normal human being (and not merely the ‘artist’) has an inexhaustible store of buried images in his subconscious, it is merely a matter of courage or liberating procedures … of voyages into the unconscious, to bring pure and unadulterated found objects to light.
I’d lost my family to my years of failing as a songwriter. All I had were bills, child support, and grief. And I was about to get fired. It looked like I’d trashed my act. But there was something liberating about it. By not having to live up to people’s expectations, I was somehow free.
[My art is] capable of liberating man from the tyranny of the ‘practical, rational world.’
When you reach the moment to score, it is like liberating different emotions such as joy, happiness, and also satisfaction.
There’s something incredibly liberating about a holiday that encourages children to take candy from strangers
For me it’s liberating to be able to look somebody in the eyes and know that they can’t see my eyes. I’ve always thought that when I would see Slipknot playing.
It’s actually a very liberating thing to have a creative community, which is something that we all kind of desperately search for and find in the ways that we can.
The whole ‘Melrose’ series is an attempt to tell the truth, and is based on the idea that there is some salutary or liberating power in telling the truth.
In the immediate aftermath of the civil-rights movement, Democrats marketed liberalism to us as fashionable, sophisticated and liberating. Today it needs a surgeon general’s warning: hazardous to your family and the values you were taught as a child.
Sin is powerful, but not as powerful as the liberating power of grace.
Like works of literature, mathematical ideas help expand our circle of empathy, liberating us from the tyranny of a single, parochial point of view. Numbers, properly considered, make us better people.
Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn
Tanks come in two forms: the dangerous, deadly kind and the “liberating” kind.
I think sometimes bad behaviour can be liberating for certain people. They need to behave badly to find themselves – to go off path to find their path. You see it with kids all the time: They’re testing boundaries, and I think that’s healthy.
One of the most liberating personal discoveries I have made is the knowledge that whenever I am upset, there is another way of looking at any situation, person, or condition.
As actors, we went where we wanted to, and the camera followed us: it was like having another person in the room. There was no formal structure to the process. It was very liberating.
Directing was liberating and intimidating. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.