Quotes on Missed Opportunity

I never really look at life and worry about missed opportunities, Clive Owen

Don't allow missed opportunities of the past interfere with the opportunities that are right before you. Ryan Robbins

You also need to show a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to impropriety. That's one of the things, again, that Republicans left on the table as a missed opportunity. Andrea Tantaros

So I'm here, and not being one for missed opportunities, I made a list of the casting directors in New York and mark off the ones I've already met over the years. The few remaining I asked my agent and manager, "See if you can set up some meetings while I'm here." William Mapother

Throughout my life I had wandered alone, trying to find pieces of me in any place I could and when it came down to it, I was nothing but a shell of missed opportunities. Matthew Carter

Youth is a period of missed opportunities. Cyril Connolly

When you experience a failure as a leader, don't hide it - talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks. Naveen Jain

What is left unsaid gets in the way of the relationship. What is left unasked-for is a missed opportunity. Thomas Leonard

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity Publilius Syrus

I"ve seen - both in myself and my competitors - how satisfaction can lead to a lack of vigilance, then to mistakes and missed opportunities. Garry Kasparov

There's no point whining about missed opportunities. Martin Schulz

History is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities. Graydon Carter

Stop worrying about missed opportunities and start looking for new ones. I. M. Pei

We've all got a black book of missed opportunities. Jim Broadbent

Opportunity is a bird that never perches. Claude Maxwell MacDonald

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one. Mark Twain

The euro is a great achievement. It's a symbolic achievement. But, the European constitution was a missed opportunity. Bernard-Henri Levy

I've seen - both in myself and my competitors - how satisfaction can lead to a lack of vigilance, then to mistakes and missed opportunities. Garry Kasparov

There is nothing like the start of a season, before all the one-run losses, pitching breakdowns and missed opportunities. Before reality sets in. Michael Connelly

Every day that goes by and we don't win a ballgame, that's a missed opportunity for us to battle back. Brett Gardner

Missed opportunities were never superficial wounds; they cut straight to the bone. Jodi Picoult

When you spin a globe and point to a city and actually go to that city, you build an allowance of missed opportunities on the back end. Sloane Crosley

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. H Jackson Brown Jr

I think I could look back through the past few years at missed opportunities and stuff, but one thing I have learned is not to dwell on missed chances or times where you have failed. Michael Chang

Just as, in travel, one may miss seeing the sunset because one cannot find the ticket-office or is afraid of missing the train, so in even the closest human relationships a vast amount of time and of affection is drained away in minor misunderstandings, missed opportunities, and failures in consideration or understanding. Iris Origo

Overall his period in office can only be characterised as a decade of missed opportunities in which the hopes of the British people for a new kind of politics were shattered [on Tony Blair] Menzies Campbell

I don't feel a yearning or a sense of missed opportunities. I don't have many regrets. So that's a nice feeling. To have no regrets and still have enough sense of adventure to take on risk. Michael J Fox

We have a violence problem in America. And no one is having a debate about the violence problem. And I think this is a missed opportunity to have an honest and open conversation in this country about why these horrifying things are happening, not simply what they're using to carry this out, but why are people doing this to begin with? Marco Rubio

I've learned .... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss. Andy Rooney

Because the rhythm of conversation makes no allowance for dead periods, because the presence of others calls for continuous responses, we are left to regret the inanity of what we say, and the missed opportunity of what we do not. Alain De Botton

Life's missed opportunities, at the end, may seem more poignant to us than those we embraced - because in our imagination they have a perfection that reality can never rival. Roger Ebert

It is the missed opportunity that counts, and in a love that vainly yearns from behind prison bars you have perchance the love supreme. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It may be tempting to look back and wring our hands over missed opportunities for change in the preceding decades. But, I'm not interested at looking in the rearview mirror except to learn. Jennifer Granholm

I started drinking in my late teen years and continued through college and into the early years of my career. I had a lot of missed opportunities because of not being able to handle my liquor, things like bad shows. But mostly what precipitated it was how it was contributing to my mental health breaking down. Alcohol and depression don't mix very well as I'm sure you know, it makes everything worse. I hit a point where I knew that if I kept drinking it wouldn't go very well. Marissa Nadler

People expect those in authority to take on big problems and to solve them. We had an opportunity to reform Social Security in a way that would have protected people's benefits and created a solvent system. Younger workers would be confident that the money they were putting into the system would be available to them when they retired. It was a missed opportunity. I regret that. George W Bush

Cutting HBCUs was unconscionable. Implementing new regulations on Parent Plus loans, which cost HBCUs 28,000 students, was hostile. At the same time, it is important to note that, except for his first two years, which were a missed opportunity, President [Barack] Obama faced rabid opposition from the Republicans. Julianne Malveaux

I don't really have any regrets because if I choose not to do something there is usually a very good reason. Once I've made the decision I don't view it as a missed opportunity, just a different path. Andrew Lincoln

How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it. Paulo Coelho

When I dream, I dream of him. For several nights now he's come to me, waving from a distant shore as if he's been waiting patiently for me to arrive. He does' utter a word, but his smile says everything: I"ve missed you. Libba Bray

Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed. Lily Tomlin

Look in my face; my name is Might-have-been; I am also call'd No-more, Too-late, Farewell; Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Why cry about missed opportunities when you have the ability to smile at opportunities lived? The past has created who you are NOW, where we learn and grow from the past, never resting upon previous achievements or allowing past failure to paralyze us in our current endeavor. All that was has created us to be the best we currently are for our greatest hour is about to arise! Greg Plitt

[God] is able to take your life, with all of the heartache, all of the pain, all of the regret, all of the missed opportunities, and use you for His glory. Charles R Swindoll

[When I die], I will decidedly not be regretting missed opportunities for a good time. My regrets will be more along the lines of a sad list of people hurt, people let down, assets wasted and advantages squandered. Anthony Bourdain

I have remained true to my deepest convictions. I mean the courage of those who are born to be defeated, the weaknesses of the strong, and the tragedy of misunderstandings and missed opportunities, which I have done my best to treat as comedy-for otherwise how can we manage to bear it? Penelope Fitzgerald

One thing we did well the whole tournament was keep fighting. And no matter what happened the point before, missed opportunity, missed easy shot, we just played the next point and blocked it out of our mind. That's why we're the champs. Daniel Nestor

In war, where imperfect intelligence, the threat of a catastrophe, and the number of accidents are incomparably greater than any other human endeavor, the amount of missed opportunities, so to speak, is therefore bound to be greater. Carl Von Clausewitz

I always thought that I could write a novel. In my case, it was misguided. I do believe that the best nonfiction is not "literary journalism," a misleading term, but rather journalism that asks the questions that serious literature asks. It's storytelling that happens to be true. So I don't think it was a missed opportunity. After awhile you learn what you're really good at. Life is short, so spend time doing that. Ron Rosenbaum

Every day I would wake up and think, 'Today is another missed opportunity to do something important.' After enough days like this, you start feeling like you are getting old, even when you are relatively young. We are all natural entrepreneurs, and being manacled to a desk job is not for us. Brian Chesky

But to deny fate is arrogance, to declare that we are the sole shapers of our existence is madness;if you deny fate life becomes the series of missed opportunities, a regret for what never was and could have been, a remorse of what was not done and could have been done, and the present is wasted, twisted into another missed oppurtunity. Oriana Fallaci

Self-esteem doesn't come simply from dressing well, but they are both something we can control. It's a missed opportunity when women say they don't have the money, figure, etc., because style is such a way to help cultivate the way women feel about themselves. Stacy London

Each minute we spend worrying about the future and regretting the past is a minute we miss in our appointment with life - a missed opportunity to engage life and to see that each moment gives us the chance to change for the better, to experience peace and joy. Nhat Hanh

Whenever there is fear, there is opportunity. When there is great fear, there is great opportunity. Andy Stanley

The things that hinder me are opportunities to learn more and develop further. Robert Anton Wilson

Now the opportunity to destroy the USSR has arrived. Sadao Araki

I remain on SVU because it is an incredible opportunity. B. D. Wong

Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending. May you live all the days of your life. Jonathan Swift

All you have to do is recognize an opportunity. Meyer Lansky

There is no lack of opportunity. Wallace D. Wattles

Every success creates new opportunities. So does every failure. Peter Drucker

We have more opportunity than we have us. Mark Victor Hansen

Opportunities are always everywhere, learn to see and create them. Jacob Gelt Dekker

What do you see? OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE Ernie J Zelinski

Opportunities are not often wanting where inclination goes before ... Elizabeth Gaskell

Here's your opportunity, now you've got to make something of it. Chris Hemsworth

You have to do the work. You have to make the opportunity. It doesn't find you, you find it. Jared Leto

The lower you start, the more opportunities you have. Neil Gaiman

So women just seized the opportunity. Zhang Xi

Our extremities are God's opportunities. Charles Spurgeon

If you are offered the opportunity to do something that you do' know how to do - say yes, dive in and do it anyway. Glen Keane

Seize opportunity by the forelock and see where it leads you. Armand Hammer

You have to take the hits as they come and you have to take the opportunities. Buddy Rice

Each new deal is another opportunity. Bernie Ecclestone

When you see an opportunity, you practice and work, at least from sunup to sundown. Ben Hogan

There is no such thing as equality, other than of opportunity and before the law. But there is no equality of what's gonna happen to you when you engage or pursue your opportunity, and there's no guarantee that's what's gonna happen to you once you have your equality before the law. There is no equality of outcome. Rush Limbaugh

If you are asked an overly invasive or personal question, you have the right to refuse to answer. Likewise, if you research a professional opportunity and it doesn't feel right, or if you are not being offered payment for your professional services, that may be a sign that you should consider saying no. Tara Moss

Using what you have is always creates more opportunities for the future. B.J. The Chicago Kid

All I need as payment is a smile. That just really pushes me forward so that I'm always capturing the next opportunity to develop myself. Debbi Fields

I can say for myself that I feel like I've gotten a ton of opportunities in the digital space and not a lot in the traditional space when I was first starting out. Grace Helbig

I'm happy to have the opportunity to record the records I want to - I'm very aware that that's a privilege. Brad Mehldau



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