We tracked every single thing that I ate and calculated everything on a computer program called NutriTiming. It wasn’t always easy and certainly wasn’t always fun.
At this stage in my career, I don’t have to take any big risks. You want to take a calculated risk, not one that leads to people saying ‘yes, but there was that one time when she made that big mistake.’ It’s always a shame when that happens, especially if you’ve gotten by for decades without anything hugely tragic.
There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village, which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men, as to their power, consequence, which my appearance with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove.
A lot of people probably get the idea that I’m this extremely calculated kind of guy, and in a lot of ways, I am. But when it comes to music or artistic expression, I’m very uncalculated and do things very spontaneous. If I didn’t do that, I wouldn’t want to do this anymore. I can’t just play the same thing over and over; it would drive me crazy.
Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
The uncertainty relation does not refer to the past; if the velocity of the electron is at first known and the position then exactly measured, the position for times previous to the measurement may be calculated.
Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
I could be completely mad and sound like David Icke, but I just find people with blue eyes colder, less passionate, and more calculated people.
I don’t take very calculated decisions. I just follow my heart.
We had a couple of films that, in the course of working on them, the budget shrank to the point where we couldn’t make it. They literally ran the numbers: They took our numbers and the stars’ numbers, and when they calculated whether we could make our money back or not, it said no.
But now, with the Internet, your picture is up and they’re seeing you in Japan and Germany. That’s what happened, and that’s why I became more visible. Nothing I did was calculated.
For the Russians, the displacement of the Holocaust is calculated and cynical. It’s not emotional; they don’t care about the Holocaust one way or another. They only care about it insofar as they can use it to manipulate a German sense of guilt.
Honestly, I feel like I spent the last 10 years just trying to work, just get my hands on the best material I could. I’d like to say that it was quite calculated and genius, my ability to take one step forward and two steps back.
I’ve always felt that what I have going for me is not my imagination, because everyone has an imagination. What I have is a relentlessly controlled imagination. What looks like wild invention is actually quite carefully calculated.
When all actions are mathematically calculated, they also take on a stupid quality.
Take calculated risks and limit your downside.
If something appeals, something appeals. I don’t think I’m particularly calculated about it. I know I have an alarm bell that goes off in my head where something feels like it has no creative integrity to it at all, and it’s just about making money.
The reason the United States is not so likely to invade Iran is precisely because of the lessons learned from Iraq. And conversely, the Iranian push towards nuclear capability is calculated to deter invasions like the kind deposing Saddam Husain.
I think many people go to business school and learn ways to play it safe, ensuring that they avoid some of the pain that entrepreneurs endure while taking less calculated risks.
Age is a very psychological thing; I do not know how old I am if you ask my age. Age is calculated by when you get born, but I do not agree with that parameter. I sometimes feel like 25, sometimes 12 and at times 40, and I love that about myself as an artist. I am not stuck to a particular age.
Citizens United provided unprecedented political weaponry to big special interests. My personal view was it was calculated to do that.
I don’t think you can have a calculated approach towards learning music.
I think comedians should focus on what makes them happy, what art form fulfills them the most. Don’t be calculated about it and say, ‘Okay, I’m gonna tweet, and I’m gonna podcast, and I’m gonna do standup, and one of those things is going to lead me to my own TV show.’ I don’t think that should be the goal.
Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse.
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