Anytime I meet people who got to make the deliberate choice, whose parents chose Canada, I'm jealous. Because I think being able to choose it, rather than being Canadian by default, is an amazing statement of attachment to Canada.
Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose.
Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else.
I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression.
You have a right to say no. Most of us have very weak and flaccid 'no' muscles. We feel guilty for saying no. We get ostracized and challenged for saying no, so we forget it's our choice. Your 'no' muscle has to be built up to get to a place where you can say, 'I don't care if that's what you want. I don't want that. No'.
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.
Choice — quotes and aphorisms
We're always going to argue about abortion. It's a hard choice and it's controversial, and that's why I'm pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.
Actors' performances in films are enhanced in a million different ways, down to the choice of camera shot by the director — whether it's in slow motion or whether it's quick cut — or... the choice of music behind the close-up or the costume that you're wearing or the makeup.
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
When people say, you know, 'Good teacher', 'Prophet', 'Really nice guy'... this is not how Jesus thought of Himself. So you're left with a challenge in that, which is either Jesus was who he said he was or a complete and utter nut case. You have to make a choice on that.
Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed.
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make — not just on your wedding day, but over and over again — and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war.