Make Things Happen Quotes by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Dan Chaon, Robin Sharma, Laini Taylor, Anita Roddick, Frederick Buechner and many others.
All I need is a camera and I’ll make things happen
I started out as a poet who primarily wanted to write about image and moment. Over the years I’ve been trying to teach myself how to do plot and scene. My first story collection had the most issues with the plotlessness, and when I was writing my second collection I was teaching myself how to make things happen.
We need to keep our ears open to the realities of life. If we don’t act on life and take action to make things happen, it will act on us and give us results we might not want.
Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.
You’ve got to be hungry – for ideas, to make things happen and to see your vision made into reality
The magic of words is that they have power to do more than convey meaning; not only do they have the power to make things clear, they make things happen.
When you are writing laws you are testing words to find their utmost power. Like spells, they have to make things happen in the real world, and like spells, they only work if people believe in them.
There are people who make things happen. There are people who watch things happen and then there are people who ask well, what in the heck happened?
If I waited for a proper occasion to get dressed up I’d never wear half of these clothes. Put on the clothes and you make things happen to match them. It doesn’t work the other way around.
This is what magic is. It’s being able to speak in a voice which makes things happen, being able to speak in a voice which causes facts to be beheld by groups of people in a way that has been purged from profane language, for us relegated to poetry and that sort of thing.
So many young people say, ‘I’m just going to see what happens.’ It’s so much more powerful to make things happen and have a plan.
I believe you have to make things happen.
Zen is a study. It’s a discipline. It involves the active use of will to make things happen or not happen. These are the secrets of power.
Leaders make things happen. Leaders will take a situation and try and figure out what is it that we’re trying to do, what is the problem, what kind of priorities and resources do we need, what kind of people do I need to bring to bear on this problem, what kind of plans do we need to succeed.
The world is divided into three kinds of people: A very small group that makes things happen; a somewhat larger group that watches things happen; and a great multitude that never knows what has happened.
I had long periods where I couldn’t make things happen, and then periods of enormous good luck. I guess the trick is to keep going in the periods when you’re not lucky, when your stars are not aligned.
You know, class is like magic. There’s nothing there you can point to, it evaporates if you try to analyse it, but it’s real and it affects how people behave and makes things happen.