Quotes About Someone We Admire

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Quotes About Someone We Admire

When people respect someone as a person, they admire her. When they respect her as a friend, they love her. When they respect her as a leader, they follow her.
— John C. Maxwell —

When I get hold of a book I particularly admire, I am so enthusiastic that I loan it to someone who never brings it back.

— Edgar Watson Howe

No one will ever admire you for being someone else.

— Kim Dallmeier

This is eminently true of many happy moments in life. Freed from the demands of decision and intention, adrift on some inner sea, we observe our various movements as if they belonged to someone else, and yet we admire their involuntary excellence.

— Muriel Barbery

It's a cliche, but John Lennon is my hero. He was so rebellious, so outspoken and so publicly opinionated, and I'm someone who's so private. I suppose you admire people who have the qualities you wish you had.

— Emun Elliott

Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn't is someone whom I admire but have never met.

— Barbara Walters

Some think that emulating those we admire makes us more effective and guarantees the result they exhibit. The goal is not to duplicate someone else's greatness or purpose, destiny or creativity.

— T.D. Jakes

I took my first acting class at age 6 because I found out that's what Carol Burnett was doing - acting. Also she had an imaginary friend as a kid and went to UCLA, two things we have in common. I will always admire her and hope one day, I can make someone laugh a fraction as hard as she's made me bellyache.

— Christine Lakin

I think having a vision can make someone an influential man. I'm not talking about acting or anything like that, I'm talking about people I admire, whether it's a writer or a musician or a sports figure or a politician, whatever.

— Benicio Del Toro

The people I really most admire are Robert Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt. If you know someone, it is very hard to revere them.

— Ken Livingstone

Remember that you don't have to like or admire someone to feel compassion for that person. All you have to do is wish for that person to be happy.

— Thanissaro Bhikkhu

I think it's really good and helpful to have the people you most admire in some other discipline than what you work in. It's too intimidating and derivative to be just totally gobsmacked by someone doing exactly the same thing as you are.

— Whit Stillman

It's disappointing when you finally get to meet someone you admire and he conducts himself as a jerk.

— David Letterman

People abhor boxing, and I agree, but I admire men and women who can stand in a ring like that, nowhere to hide. I've only been to a couple of boxing matches, and they're different from any other event. I'm not there to see blood; I'm there for the heart of someone being able to get up and keep going. And for the respect that's often there in the end.

— Markus Zusak

In fact, most of the time, people with similar information, similar beliefs and similar apparent choices will choose similar actions. So if you want to know why someone does what they do, start with what they know, what they believe and where they came from. Dismissing actions we don't admire merely because we don't care enough to have empathy is rarely going to help us make the change we seek. It doesn't help us understand, and it creates a gulf that drives us apart.

— Seth Godin

Envy someone an' it pulls you down. Admire them and it builds you up. Which makes more sense?

— Elvis Presley

When I hear a great new record, especially when it's by someone that I respect and admire, then a part of me is like, Why didn't I think of that? Why didn't I write that record? It makes you sick, but in a way it can be a great thing. It makes you want to go back to the lab and start writing again. Maybe it will inspire you to try a little harder.

— Beyonce Knowles

I don't apply [being a role model] to the choices I make. I feel like a role model is not necessarily someone you want to imitate, just someone you admire.

— Kristen Stewart

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