Top 86 Detriment Quotes

#1. One of the things I don't like about film is its incredible immersive quality. It's kind of bullying - it's very big, it's very flashy, it's got a lot of weight and it throws it around almost to the detriment of the rest of our culture.

Alan Moore

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#2. Many a man has a kind of a kaleidoscope, where the bits of broken glass are his own merits and fortunes; and they fall into harmonious arrangements, and delight him, often most mischievously and to his ultimate detriment; but they are a present pleasure.

Arthur Helps

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#3. Maybe to my own detriment, but I watched all of 'Fargo' probably more than once. And I tend to be a little critical of myself. But I can also let things go. So I can think, 'Well, that moment didn't read as well as I thought it would,' but it doesn't keep me up at night.

Allison Tolman

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#4. I'm wonderfully self-lacerating, probably to my character's detriment. I'm terribly open to critique.

David Shields

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#5. As you work toward your goals today, tune into your underlying motivations and ask yourself: Am I focusing all my energy on a happy tomorrow to the detriment of today?

Lori Deschene

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#6. As a youngster, I was considered exceptional, and in many ways that was to my detriment.

Michael Owen

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#7. The Kid told me that he thought gay people were supposed to be classy, but then he looked me up and down and said that even nice stereotypes can be a detriment to society because I obviously wasn't classy.

T.J. Klune

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#8. I don't know how to explain how, probably to my detriment, unselfpromoting I am. I used to have a cabaret act and I didn't even like to tell me people about that. I really hate selling myself.

Zooey Deschanel

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#9. Somewhere in this world is a man who loves you, who understands how precious and clever and kind you are. A man who has always loved you and, to his detriment, suspects he always will.

Jojo Moyes

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#10. Too many countries that do not play by the free trade rules of the World Trade Organization - including, notably mercantilist China and monopolist Saudi Arabia - have been allowed in, to the detriment of both the WTO and the liberal trading environment it is supposed to sponsor.

Frank Gaffney

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#11. God allows each and everyone to exercise their free will and free choice -- for their own betterment or to their own detriment.

Douglas James Cottrell

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#12. In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment.

E.L. Doctorow

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#13. If you focus too much on development of the visual angle, it could be a detriment to what you're doing musically.


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#14. They say that even of a good thing you can have too much. But I doubt it. True, such good things as sunbathing, beer, and tobacco may be intemperately pursued to the detriment of their devotees; yet, to my mind, one cannot have too much of a good murder.

William Roughead

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#15. You can never love anyone to your own detriment. That is not love, that is possession, control, fear, or a combination of them all.

Iyanla Vanzant

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#16. I'm certainly not one of those actors who remain in a dark place the entire time in order to be doing the scene. I sort of come in and out of it. It can be to the detriment of my performance sometimes!

Matthew Rhys

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#17. Those who insist that a Church program exist for every contingency and need are as much in error as their counterparts who demand that government intervene in every aspect of our lives. In both instances the ideal balance is destroyed with a resultant detriment to human progress.

Dean L. Larsen

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#18. There are certain parts of a classic nerd's brain that can destroy that person - obsessing about things to the detriment of everything else in your life. But those are the same tools that you can use to turn everything around.

Chris Hardwick

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#19. To meet the objections of some inveterate cavillers, I may as well state, that if I dined out occasionally, as I always had done,and I trust shall have opportunities to do again, it was frequently to the detriment of my domestic arrangements.

Henry David Thoreau

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#20. Human civilization has been changing the Earth's environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.

Jamais Cascio

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#21. Looking at the other person's point of view and arousing in him an eager want for something is not to be construed as manipulating that person so that he will do something that is only for your benefit and his detriment. Each party should gain from the negotiation.

Dale Carnegie

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#22. When a child reaches puberty, parents become so curious about their sex lives and whereabouts, put them behind bars to their own detriment. When such a child breaks free, don't be surprised to see him/her in porn movies.

Michael Bassey Johnson

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#23. I just wanted to keep consistent and keep true to America and not seem contrived. I didn't want to seem contrived at all with any song choice that might be a detriment to my journey on 'The Voice.'

Will Champlin

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#24. THE study of suggestion has shown us that the thoughts of hystericals are not equilibrated; that under diverse influences one of them may develop to an extreme extent and live, so to say, isolated, its own life, to the great detriment of the mental organism.


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#25. I have been, earlier in my life, a lazy writer. I'd spend three hours at the gym to avoid writing, or I'd just find other distractions - reading, doing laundry, talking on the phone, etc. But suddenly I was like a laser beam: I was relentlessly focused, sometimes to the detriment of other things.

Emily Susan Rapp

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#26. Communication of science as subject-matter has so far outrun in education the construction of a scientific habit of mind that to some extent the natural common sense of mankind has been interfered with to its detriment.

John Dewey

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#27. Love is the willingness to do anything for someone [ ... ] Even at detriment to yourself.

Patrick Rothfuss

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#28. Truth suffers no loss if a vehement youth fails in finding it, in the same way that virtue and religion suffer no detriment if a criminal denies them.

Friedrich Schiller

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#29. I guess I'm part of the art house, but we really have to shake up our ideas, because we're kind of self-parodying ourselves. We go places commercial cinema doesn't go, but sometimes it's to our own detriment.

Peter Mullan

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#30. I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare.

Joyce Stranger

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#31. He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It's his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.

Markus Zusak

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#32. Is there any one among you who believes he can be spared the way? Can he swindle his way past the pain of Christ? I say: Such a one deceives himself to his own detriment. He beds down on thorns and fire. No one can be spared the way of Christ, since this way leads to what is to come.

C. G. Jung

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#33. The greatest detriment to many people's success tomorrow is their thinking today.

John C. Maxwell

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#34. It was fairly obvious to anyone who studied the situation that China was dumping bedroom furniture in the U.S. to the detriment of our American workers and manufacturers to gain market access and share.

Howard Coble

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#35. For Black women as well as Black men, it is axiomatic that if we do not define ourselves for ourselves, we will be defined by others - for their use and to our detriment.

Audre Lorde

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#36. We all have a sense of level. It may not be based on class exactly anymore, but we still have a sense of what we're entitled to. People pick partners who are nearly their equal in looks. The pretty marry the pretty, the ugly the ugly. To the detriment of the breed.

Karen Joy Fowler

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#37. I can be free only to the extent that others are forbidden to profit from their physical, economic, or other superiority to the detriment of my liberty.

Emile Durkheim

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#38. There are 20 million unemployed and what does the Constitution offer us in the Europe of 25, 27 and soon to be 30: policies of unrestricted competition to the detriment of production, wages, research and innovation.

Laurent Fabius

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#39. [Psychics] use exactly the same gimmicks that we magicians do - the same physical methods, the same psychological methods - and they effectively and profoundly deceive millions of people around the earth, to their detriment.

James Randi

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#40. Here is the problem: Poor Americans consume too little healthcare, especially preventive healthcare. Other Americans - often rich Americans - consume too much healthcare, often unwisely, and sometimes to their detriment. The American healthcare system combines famine with gluttony.

Otis Webb Brawley

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#41. Those activities at which you excel with no effort at all those are the ones you ought to pursue to the detriment of others.

Carson Cistulli

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#42. My main concern is to protect people from detriment.

Jean-Claude Juncker

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#43. Love is antithetical to human nature. Humans seek their own good. Their own survival. Their own glorification. But love seeks the good of the other, even to the detriment of the self. Even to the detriment of others.

Christina Daley

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#44. The pleasure principle long persists, however, as the method of working employed by the sexual instincts, which are so hard to 'educate', and, starting from those instincts, or in the ego itself, it often succeeds in overcoming the reality principle, to the detriment of the organism as a whole.

Sigmund Freud

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#45. Intelligence must be used for the benefit, and not to the detriment, of society. Those who use intelligence for their own personal gain or to the detriment of others have not properly borne the responsibility of their gift, and are not welcome in our faction.

Veronica Roth

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#46. Did Ellis hurt like I did my first time? I hoped not. I tried desperately to prep him as best I could, but there was still no guarantee that today he wouldn't feel the repercussions, despite my careful planning. To his advantage, and to the detriment of my ego, I was on the low side of average.

Wade Kelly

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#47. He [Jesus] was the greatest human being who has ever lived. He was a moral genius. His ethical sense was unique. He was the intrinsically wisest person that I've ever encountered in my life or in my reading. His commitment was total and led to his own death, much to the detriment of the world ...

Charles Templeton

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#48. The selfish leader will attempt to lead others for their own gain and for the detriment of others.

Tom Peters

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#49. We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else.

Lee R. Raymond

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#50. Solidarity and interdependence, a sense of worth, a pride and hope in the future: these are positive gains for those who believe in progressive politics and the beneficial role of government, rather than a detriment.

David Blunkett

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#51. I want the traditional family upheld, but I don't want it upheld to the detriment of other people.

John Shelby Spong

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#52. Mandatory arbitration clauses I think, more often than not, work to the detriment of working people.

Thomas Perez

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#53. I was so focused at 21, maybe to my own detriment because I didn't allow myself to have fun. I was constantly looking for the next audition and working to pay the bills.

Jayma Mays

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#54. A mind becomes a detriment when it acquires more intelligence than its integrity can handle.

Cullen Hightower

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#55. Walk around. If you are invisible, the mystique of the President's office may perpetuate inaccurate impressions about you or the President, to his detriment. After all, you may not be as bad as they're saying.

Donald Rumsfeld

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#56. There is too much emphasis on being positive, to the detriment of being real.

Colleen Chen

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#57. It would be worth the while if in each town there were a committee appointed to see that the beauty of the town received no detriment. If we have the largest boulder in the county, then it should not belong to an individual, nor be made into door-steps.

Henry David Thoreau

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#58. You are not aware of the consequences that would result (if you were granted what you desire) because what you seek might be to your detriment. (O soul) be conscious that your Master is more aware about your well-being than you are.

Abu'l-Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzi

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#59. It's the irony of woman's life in that she tends to turn her assets to her own detriment in that while her psyche seeks to see her man strong; her instinct tries to weaken him.

BS Murthy

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#60. I am told by others that I have a lateral-thinking, broad approach to problems, sometimes to my detriment. In school, my grades always suffered because I was continually mucking about with irrelevant side issues, which I often found to be more interesting.

Barry Marshall

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#61. I'm a benefit to the city. I'm not a detriment.

Manuel Moroun

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#62. It is to our own detriment that we underestimate the might of small and simple things.

Richelle E. Goodrich

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#63. You must be open to what otherwise may seem to be a detriment to your 'plans'.

Jay Maisel

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#64. Around Mik, my powers desert me. I lose basic motor function, like my brain focuses all neural activity on my lips and shifts into kiss preparedness mode way too early, to the detriment of things like speech, and walking.

Laini Taylor

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#65. Hussein has a strategy. I'm sure he'll implement that strategy, and it would be to our detriment. We're embarking on an exercise about which we know nothing.

John Hewson

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#66. As we got more interested in time management and productivity, we lost the individual, and with that individual loss, we lost happiness as well. So I think the world has actually been malnourished as we've focused so much on productivity and ignored happiness and meaning to our own detriment.

Shawn Achor

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#67. I'm the person who says every single thing she thinks, sometimes to others' amusement, and almost always to my detriment.

Jen Lancaster

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#68. A painting or sculpture not modelled on any real object is every bit as concrete and sensuous as a leaf or a stone ... but it is an incomplete art which privileges the intellect to the detriment of the senses.

Hans Arp

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#69. I'm the kindest, most supportive friend ever, probably to my own detriment, but I hope that I am toughening up a little bit.

Aisha Tyler

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#70. The sphere of consciousness shrinks in action; no one who acts can lay claim to the universal, for to act is to cling to the properties of being at the expense of being itself, to a form of reality to reality's detriment.

Emil M. Cioran

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#71. I believe it is to our detriment that age gives us a certain mistrust of those younger than ourselves, and we fail to see the strength within them to assume the burden of truth.

Jacqueline Winspear

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#72. The budget does not adequately fund important domestic programs, promotes tax cuts to the detriment of other priorities and does little to put our nation's fiscal house in order.

Jim Jeffords

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#73. It is a depressing fact that Americans tend to confuse morality and art (to the detriment of both) and that, among the educated, morality tends to mean social consciousness.

Pauline Kael

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#74. Bootstrapping goes awry when entrepreneurs focus on saving pennies to the detriment of the Big Picture.

Guy Kawasaki

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#75. People are dangerous. If they're able to involve themselves in issues that matter, they may change the distribution of power, to the detriment of those who are rich and privileged.

Noam Chomsky

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#76. Hypocrisy is a detriment to progress. There's always a hidden agenda.

Larry Flynt

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#77. We must protect the minority writers because they are the research workers of literature. They keep it alive. It has been fashionable of late to seek out and force such writers into more popular channels, to the detriment of both writer and an unprepared public.

Anais Nin

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#78. The love of one sole being is a barbarism; for it will be employed to the detriment of all the rest. So too the love of God.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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#79. You think there's no detriment in a slave learning to read? There are sad truths in our world, and one is that slaves who read are a threat.

Sue Monk Kidd

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#80. I think my mother taught me what not to do. She put us first, always, sometimes to the detriment of herself. She encouraged me not to do that. She'd say being a good mother isn't all about sacrificing; it's really investing and putting yourself higher on your priority list.

Michelle Obama

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#81. People who dismiss science in favor of religion sometimes confuse the challenge of rigorously understanding the world with a deliberate intellectual exclusion that leads them to mistrust scientists and, to their detriment, what they discover.

Lisa Randall

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#82. Most people perceive their occupation as being a detriment to their overall wellbeing.

Tom Rath

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#83. In fact, it is often times a detriment for the Government to preemptively legislate on an issue before we can either define it or grasp its impact.

Steve Buyer

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#84. If you can think of meetings you've attended, you can probably recall a time - plenty of times - when the opinion of the most dynamic or talkative person prevailed to the detriment of all.

Susan Cain

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#85. The greatest detriment to tomorrow's success, is today's success.

Rick Warren

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#86. Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there's been a liberating force that's come from it.

Alanis Morissette

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