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Famous Momentum Quotes

As ISIS begins to gain momentum beyond where they already are, it really does create – but you see the surge of refugees and immigrants into Europe, and this is a major problem for the Europeans… But the United States is going to have to take the lead. — William H. McRaven

It is human nature to be shortsighted and to lose momentum to make changes once the story is out of the headlines and there aren’t financial incentives or political rewards. We owe to ourselves to learn from the past so we can try to do better. — Sheri Fink

Getting to a 1 rating in households is a sign that we’re building momentum. It gives us bragging rights. — Bonnie Hammer

We haven’t had a slew of artists, but the artists we do come out with have always had the same momentum. — Jermaine Dupri

When I came to WWE back in the day, I’d been working seven-and-a-half years, and I was very frustrated. I started getting some momentum, and my work was very vicious, and it was very believable. — Stone Cold Steve Austin

For the first time since 2007 there is political momentum behind fixing the immigration system. President Obama in his State of the Union speech reached out to the right-wing by saying illegal immigrants seeking citizenship will have to pay taxes, learn English and get in line behind people who are trying to enter the United States legally. — Juan Williams

I grew up in a family of fighter pilots, and I have a real kindred spirit to that kind of fast-moving aggression and momentum. — Patty Jenkins

A hardware startup with a lot of funding and a lot of momentum has a lot less risk. — Brendan Iribe

Hollywood is here to stay, and we have to keep the momentum going. — Kevin de Leon

I think about myself as like an ocean liner that’s been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to ‘stop,’ but the ship doesn’t stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and I’m very flattered that people are still finding me useful. — Leonard Nimoy

We continue to be exasperated by the view, apparently gaining momentum in certain circles, that armed robbery is okay as long as nobody gets hurt! The proper solution to armed robbery is a dead robber, on the scene. — Jeff Cooper

If your performance levels are right, that brings results and that brings momentum naturally. We believe in the training schedule. — Sean Dyche

Success is like a lightning bolt. It’ll strike you when you least expect it, and you just have to keep the momentum going. You have to strike when the iron is hot. So for me, I just kept striking and striking to polish out the sword that I was making. — Michelle Phan

There’s always a momentum in how users do stuff. Making small changes can have huge knock-on effects for whole companies. — Alex Stamos

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda. — Hannah Arendt

It’s important to set a tone and get some momentum. — Ben Zobrist

Part of how you grapple with intense opposition is by creating real, organic momentum: by actually doing something for people, and then they rightfully buy into it. — Bill de Blasio

Momentum is everything in this league. — Malcolm Brogdon

Over time, a successful company will acquire much in the way of resources and momentum, and these things often insulate it from reality once it has stopped being successful. — Gary Hamel

When we can get the incidence of HIV down enough to turn the trajectory of the pandemic, it will assume a momentum of its own in diminishing HIV. — Anthony Fauci

My whole journey and career has been really interesting, but the one element it never really had was any sense of great momentum. — Joel Edgerton

The big thing that Giannis brings to the game for us is pace, being able to get up and down the floor and play fast. We got to continue to do that and not lose momentum when he comes out of the game. — Malcolm Brogdon

My capacity for wanting to create has never faltered. If anything, it’s gained momentum. — Brendon Urie

People with momentum can get so much done. Momentum is easy to lose and almost impossible to fake. — Shaun King

My U.N. five-point plan focuses on preventing proliferation, strengthening the legal regime, and ensuring nuclear safety and security – an effort that was given good momentum by the Nuclear Security Summit held in Seoul earlier this year. The world is over-armed, and peace is underfunded. — Ban Ki-moon

Screwing things up is a virtue. Being correct is never the point. I have an almost fanatically correct assistant, and by the time she re-spells my words and corrects my punctuation, I can’t read what I wrote. Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea. — Robert Rauschenberg

For an hour every day, I did something. I was on the elliptical or the treadmill, and if someone asked me to go to a class – whether it was spinning, boxing, yoga, you name it – I went. By the end of the month, I felt so good, I just kept going. I didn’t want to lose my momentum. — Molly Sims

The biggest difference for me is momentum. On a smaller film you get to shoot sometimes four or five scenes a day and you’ve got to do the tight schedule. I think I really feel the luxuries of a big budget film. — Joel Edgerton

Every time I got ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ or ‘Fantastic Four’ or another book firmly on the rails, we got pulled into some big event book or crossover and it cost momentum and messed badly with the pacing and structure of the book. — J. Michael Straczynski

I believe the green movement is gaining momentum because people are becoming more educated about the real importance of living green. — Jeannie Mai

There is a certain amount of momentum that is achieved when one country after another reopens their borders. — Mike Johanns

I won a great giant slalom in Japan last week, and it gave me momentum for this final part of the season. — Hermann Maier

I’m just a consequence of the great musical momentum and the great changes we are going through in the world. — Shakira

I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends’ lives. — Steven Spielberg

When you’re on a roll, you want to stay busy – you want to keep that momentum going. — Robbie Lawler

No one has ever done the Echo Arena, and I’m a Scouser. The momentum I’ve got and the way MMA is growing in the city and the way MMA fans are – Scousers, as individual fans, are just amazing – it doesn’t matter who it’s against. — Darren Till

We have to keep the momentum going in the economy. And we have to make sure that we give small businesses as much cash and liquidity as possible so they have the confidence to hire that next worker. — Karen Mills

When President Obama first unveiled his gun control proposals recommending a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and better background checks, there seemed to be momentum behind the effort. But then the proposals ran into a wall. — Robert Dallek

Momentum has always counted for something, not everything, but it’s always perceived as being something that matters in American politics. — James Carville

A lot of people write books not at the end of their career. Why you gotta wait until then? When you’re momentum’s going, that’s when people really want to get to know about you. — David Ortiz

I didn’t expect to have music as my main thing. I always thought I was going to be a lawyer. When I graduated, I was doing really well with my music in Malaysia. I had stable income, and I had really good momentum in the music industry, so I had to make a decision whether to stop that and continue being a lawyer. — Yuna

There is a prevailing school of thought that something good must take time, sometimes years to create and hone. I have always felt that the books I have written fastest have been my best – because I caught an unstoppable momentum in the writing. — Michael Connelly

One thing that’s really important for me to be creatively motivated is to find an angle. Some people refer to that as a concept, which it is, in a sense, but not overtly. It’s just something I need to focus and hone in on, and the trajectory of what might be seen as a ‘concept’ gives me creative momentum. — Devin Townsend

Ay – ‘The Green Fool’ business, the libel action over the head of it – did me a lot of damage. It destroyed the momentum. — Patrick Kavanagh

Repeatedly opening the oven – or worse, taking out the turkey to baste it – slows down the momentum of cooking. — Alex Guarnaschelli

A good day to me is writing from 6 A.M. ’til noon with a break to take my daughter to school. After lunch, if I still feel the momentum, I’ll hit it again. — Michael Connelly

I’ve come to understand that awareness and momentum, while necessary and valuable, are just two of the dozens of essential ingredients required to actually make change happen. — Shaun King

My theory on momentum is that the best way to produce it is through small, hard-fought victories that lead to bigger battles and bigger wins. Winning builds momentum. — Shaun King

I get very envious of my general news colleagues who are always being handed sexy new stuff like global warming, China, and Donald Trump, while my sports colleagues and I must be eternally satisfied with the same old home-court advantage, soccer, and momentum. — Frank Deford

I am optimistic about the Philippine future. Yes, the momentum is there. We have to compete in industry and tourism; we’re still weak in industry. We’re good in BPOs and sending workers abroad… I think the future looks good, unless there’s a big recession in the world. — John Gokongwei

I feel very good about our performance and the momentum we have in our business, which clearly reflect the value of the services we provide to our clients each and every day. — Pierre Nanterme

Momentum? Momentum is the next day’s starting pitcher. — Earl Weaver

I lived my twenties on the road, in all different countries experiencing this momentum of a career which was taking off in its own way. — Jamie Cullum

For a while, the world for me was like a set of monkey bars. I swung from one place to the next, sometimes backward, sometimes forward, capitalizing on my own momentum, knowing that at some point my arms… would give out, and I’d fall to the ground. — Amanda Lindhout

From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band. — Brian May

I don’t know how many movies I have made. Movies that pop into my head when asked are ‘Momentum,’ ‘Loose Change,’ ‘Shelter,’ ‘Sipping Jetstreams,’ and ‘The Drifter.’ — Taylor Steele

It’s just about keeping the momentum going, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s Champions League or Premier League or whatever trophy you’re going for, you’ve got to focus on the opponent that lies ahead. — Trent Alexander-Arnold

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum. — Holly Near

When you have that window of opportunity called a crisis, move as quickly as you can, get as much done as you can. There’s a momentum for change that’s very compelling. — Anne M. Mulcahy

People have to know that when momentum for a national movement has to be built, basic things have to be talked about first. — Jaggi Vasudev

Quickness and momentum. You take the whole last generation of sports, listening to them, even reading about them, watching the games, analyzing them, arguing about them, instant-replaying them, second-guessing them, and all you’ll distill from them is quickness and momentum. — Frank Deford

Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation’s economic problems. And I’m going to level with you: We don’t have that much time. But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do this. — Paul Ryan

When you’re that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can’t really tell whether you have created the momentum or it’s creating you. — Annie Lennox

The idea of a financial transaction tax on Wall Street trades is gaining momentum. I have a bill called – nicknamed the Robin Hood tax also. It’s a bill that taxes stock trades, derivatives and bonds, and would generate in the neighborhood of $300 billion a year. — Keith Ellison

The Fed should make a clear commitment to stable money to reduce the swings in interest rates and inflation. Instead, it champions and flaunts unstable money. This encourages momentum trading and the growth of derivatives. Meanwhile, layers of financial regulation make Washington bigger and more powerful but don’t fix the underlying problems. — David Malpass

Chemical weapons simply have no place in the 21st century. Progress in this vital area will help generate momentum to meet our goal of eliminating all weapons of mass destruction. — Ban Ki-moon

‘Blackbird’ is the only one I’ve ever wanted to redo. It just haunted me, this play. There was a sense of unfinished business because at the time we did it at Manhattan Theatre Club, there was real momentum to move it to Broadway. — Joe Mantello

It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy. — Hillary Clinton

Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country. — Zachary Quinto

In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball’s different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There’s a lot of great individual talent. — Kobe Bryant

Peyton Royce and Billie Kay are two phenomenal workers; I would love to see them up here on Smackdown. They’re great girls with great talent. A bit of momentum, and we’re going to see amazing things from them. — Becky Lynch

In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires. — Alan Autry

I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum. — Hermann Maier

The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable – and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true. — George W. Bush

The media and marketing deluge has spawned a new type of Wall Street loser: the armchair momentum player. These are novice investors who engage in short-term stock buying and selling based on media reports or an expert’s enthusiasm. — Gary Weiss

In Japan, I live in a little neighborhood in the middle of nowhere. I don’t have a bicycle or a car or anything, so my only movement is within the boundaries of my feet. I feel there’s a need for that kind of conscientious objection to the momentum of the world. — Pico Iyer

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. — Michael Korda

Like a bank run, a decline in stock prices creates its own momentum. — Cass Sunstein

‘Hell Freezes Over’ happened, and the Eagles decided to get back to work. We’ve toured pretty much since then, and I’ve been around the world a couple times. I had never really gotten any momentum going in a solo project during that period of time – Eagles was pretty much a full time job. — Joe Walsh

The momentum of my creative life and intellectual growth is still the momentum of breaking out of fundamentalism. Because of that, I’m very grateful for it. But I’m also grateful that at the center of it was something that I still believe to be true – those fundamentals of faith. — Scott Derrickson

For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement’s voice. — Adam Braun

Having strong momentum is very important for game platform businesses. Once momentum is lost, great power is needed to change that trend. — Satoru Iwata

Things like Ferguson and Eric Garner show us there’s an unequal distribution of forward momentum in America. — Glenn Ligon

HSNi’s performance gained momentum throughout 2014 as we executed on our strategic priorities across our business, by strengthening our customer file, optimizing our digital platform, and differentiating HSNi and our brands at content-rich, immersive commerce destination. — Mindy Grossman

Momentum is a whole lot in the game of basketball. People dwell on momentum, but that really does matter. — John Wall

You can help build momentum in training by keeping the pace and intensity high. Make things happen in training, and then you can transfer that onto the pitch. — Jack Wilshere

I just wanna build momentum again. Keeping yourself in work is one thing, keeping yourself in good work’s another. But if it doesn’t work out, so be it. As the Taoists say, Learn to accept that which you cannot change. — Ian Hart

We have entered a new phase in Islamist terror. Fifteen years after 9/11, our enemies have regained their momentum. — Michael McCaul

I was hoping that I could one day get a job at Quik or Billabong working on their videos. So I made ‘Momentum’ on a shoestring budget for fun and sort of a resume to work for others. — Taylor Steele

Barack Obama has injected fresh momentum into efforts – stalled for a decade – to bring about nuclear disarmament. — Mohamed ElBaradei

Always work hard. Intensity clarifies. It creates not only momentum, but also the pressure you need to feel either friction, or fulfillment. — Marcus Buckingham

Badminton will gain momentum in a big manner after my win in Olympics. More players will participate in the game now. — Saina Nehwal

I get up to write while it’s still dark, 5 or 5:30. I start by editing and rewriting everything I did the day before, and that gives some momentum for the day. — Michael Connelly

Generally, with films, what tends to happen is that a few people get a lot of momentum out of it, and a lot of people don’t. — Miranda Otto

I always think the really unfortunate thing about the Australian film industry is its lack of momentum. And I don’t mean this in a derogatory way. I’m always wanting it to pick up momentum, and I’m wondering if that’s even possible. — Guy Pearce

I feel like the thing we can do is celebrate people doing great work and create more cultural momentum and awareness that this is an important thing in the world. So when the next economic crisis hits and people are talking about where to cut from the budget, science isn’t the thing. — Mark Zuckerberg

I want anything I produce to be good for people kind enough to try it, but it’s the momentum and process I enjoy most. — Zoe Foster Blake

I hope that basketball gains momentum and kids understand that you can actually make a living from it. Not just the N.B.A. You can get a scholarship, a free degree – like, no student loan you have to pay off. That’s huge in life. Once they realize that in New Zealand, I hope they get inspired. — Steven Adams

They knew who I was in Australia in 2006, but not to a great extent. Now, with the momentum of a second World Cup, it has gone crazy. — Timothy F. Cahill

Sometimes thinking too much can destroy your momentum. — Tom Watson

When I’m working on a book, I try to do eight pages a week. That seems like a good amount. Less than that, I’m not getting a nice momentum, and more than that, I’m probably putting out too much crap. — Colson Whitehead

We see new male artists have their first single reach No. 1 on the charts, but it generally takes a female a lot longer to build momentum. — Carrie Underwood

LinkedIn is increasingly becoming a very strong place for companies to develop their talent plans, their recruitment plans, and so there are ways in which we can track some of the momentum there. — Jeff Weiner

I think what gets a poem going is an initiating line. Sometimes a first line will occur, and it goes nowhere; but other times – and this, I think, is a sense you develop – I can tell that the line wants to continue. If it does, I can feel a sense of momentum – the poem finds a reason for continuing. — Billy Collins

In theatre, once you’ve got the character and you’ve got things together, you can relax into it. Film has a different feel – you don’t get that through line of not stopping. Theatre is like a snowball gathering momentum and getting bigger, whereas in film, it’s a bit stop and start – but you do tend to adjust to that quite easily. — Sean Bean

Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned – it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum. — Ban Ki-moon

Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, I think, and the fastest. You don’t lose your momentum, and there’s one more important reason I slide headfirst, it gets my picture in the paper. — Pete Rose

You win physically, you get momentum, and you get a foot in the game by winning your tackles and being dominant in that area. Then you can start to make your passes. — Millie Bright

I am neither dejected nor depressed because every one has a bad phase in one’s life. I realized it the hard way because the momentum of my social life too slowed down. — Suresh Gopi

The beauty of theater is that you get to live the character from beginning to end without stopping. The natural momentum of the story propels you through in such a way that feels organic. — Sterling K. Brown

But when you have to deal with notes, and to be able to make a full definition of what a sound is – if you are not around that environment, then you’ll find you lose that feel, that momentum, you lose all that. — Dennis Brown

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind. — Bryant H. McGill

At a massive club like Liverpool, people will come and go. It is our job to keep the wheels moving and momentum going. — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

As economic globalization gathers momentum, China and the United States have become highly interdependent economically. Such economic relations would not enjoy sustained, rapid growth if they were not based on mutual benefit or if they failed to deliver great benefits to the United States. — Xi Jinping

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? — Tony Robbins

There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency. — James Bovard

L.A. and America, in general, have this incredible hustle about them. There’s this sense of momentum. — Alycia Debnam-Carey

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self. — Charles Horton Cooley

This journey is not over. Our education initiatives have so much momentum, and we’re committed to sharing even more stories from the Arctic when we return. — Ann Bancroft

The bigger goal of giving all parents more choices is one that will have to be discussed and undoubtedly roundly debated, but we are going to have to continue to build the case. The momentum is there on the state level in many states. That’s where the energy needs to be harnessed in a new way. — Betsy DeVos

I want to turn momentum on traffic. I want to make in a dent in homelessness on the way to eradicating it on our streets. But there’s always something else to do tomorrow. And you have to be at peace knowing you’re not going to finish it all. — Eric Garcetti

My priority is my economy minister mandate and to create momentum. — Emmanuel Macron

I tend to tell stories that have a lot of momentum; it’s not like ‘and then months later…’ I like things where the momentum of one action rolls into the next one so everything is the sum of that. — Joss Whedon

‘Bionic Woman’ changed direction too much from episode to episode, which I think is why it lost momentum. — Michelle Ryan

I think the reaction to a World War II situation would be the same today as it was in 1942. Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up, the whole thing would gather momentum and we’d all pull together. — Parker Stevenson

Symmetries are the playing field on which the physical world works and which determine the rules of the game. The symmetries of nature determine for us things that remain constant, that can’t be changed. Those are the guideposts in physics, the quantities like energy and momentum. — Lawrence M. Krauss

‘300’ was a real turning point in my career. Until then, I felt like a steam train that was slowly chugging to the top of a hill. Now I’m over that hill, my career seems to have its own momentum. — Gerard Butler

I don’t really care about capitalizing on momentum. — Bo Burnham

If I find something I like, I’ll chase it and see what comes out the other side. Once a song gets momentum and gets away from you, that’s a good sign. — Dave Matthews

Internally, we’re focused on building our own technology, leveraging all the momentum that’s out there around wearable computing and mobile computing and PC computing. But at the end of the day, all the code we’ve written and all the invention we’ve created has been focused on our own tech and our own products. — Brendan Iribe

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