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Securing food is the basic task for all humans.
– Gong Li
Light is the task where many share the toil.
My task with ‘Uh-Huh’ was to make a more even record and get away from juvenile topics like ‘Hurts So Good.’ But I also knew if I wanted to continue, I had to have more hits.
– John Mellencamp
I’ve appointed a task force to take a fresh look at the color-code system and whether we should retain it, change it or scrap it.
– Janet Napolitano
I kinda have the opposite of ADD. I have a hyper-focused disorder, where if there’s a given task in front of me I really concentrate on that.
– Jared Leto
He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The chief task was to stop the arms race before it brought utter disaster. However, after the collapse of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, any rationale for having nuclear weapons disappeared.
– Joseph Rotblat
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
– Adolf Loos
Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.
– Carl Jung
We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us.
– Alan Autry
The first task of the association must therefore be to form the young members.
– Adam Weishaupt
It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
– Abraham Lincoln
Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself.
– Albert Camus
That is the artistic task: To choose the best from these solutions.
– Arne Jacobsen
The director’s task is to recreate life, its movement, its contradictions, its dynamic and conflicts. It is his duty to reveal every iota of the truth he has seen, even if not everyone finds that truth acceptable.
– Andrei Tarkovsky
So we are fulfilling our task in preventing serious armament stocks in Iraq within our possibilities.
– Bulent Ecevit
Producers are men who will keep their heads in the noisy presence of writers and directors and not be carried away by art in any of its subversive guises. Their task is to guard against the unusual. They are the trusted loyalists of cliche.
– Ben Hecht
We got orders to strike the Marshall and Gilbert Islands. We had a task force with the Enterprise. We had two or three cruisers and probably eight or 10 destroyers.
– Barney Ross
Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated.
– Norman Ralph Augustine
For a band like us tracklisting is a massive, massive task.
– Ed O’Brien
If you think about it, the historian’s task is like that of the detective.
– David Herbert Donald
Sustaining an audience with a web series is an impossible task.
– Felicia Day
Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests and farms is a tricky task, especially when politicians do it.
– Donella Meadows
The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
– Erich Fromm
I like shelves full of books in a library, but if all books become electronic, the task of big research libraries remains the same – keep what’s published in the form in which it appeared.
– Nicholson Baker
If there are flaws they are in ourselves, and our task therefore must be one not of redesign but of renewal and reaffirmation, especially of the standards in which all of us believe.
– Elliot Richardson
There’s no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country.
– George W. Bush
When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet’s task to turn it into an audience.
– Franz Grillparzer
God bless McNally, it’s got some fantastic stuff in it, but it’s no easy task to make a movie out of.
– Faye Dunaway
It is our task to inquire into the causes that have brought about the observed differentiation, and to investigate the sequence of events that have led to the establishment of the multifarious forms of human life.
– Franz Boas