65 Compelling Quotes On Success In Life

These compelling quotes will inspire you. Compelling, evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging compelling quotes, compelling sayings, and compelling proverbs.

Best Compelling Quotes

  1. “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” ~ Les Brown
  2. “I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.” ~ Theodore Dreiser
  3. “I will appoint captains to rule my cities, for it is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  4. “Within each such social group, a feeling of solidarity prevails, a compelling need to work together and a joy in doing so that represent a high moral value.” ~ Christian Lous Lange

  5. “It’s difficult to talk to people who whisper even at home, afraid of Americans eavesdropping on them. It’s not a figure of speech, not a joke, I’m serious.” ~ Vladimir Putin
  6. “You can talk about Holocaust denial, but it’s really marginal for the most part. What is compelling about the Armenian genocide, is how it has been forgotten.” ~ Atom Egoyan
  7. “IBM’s long-standing mantra is ‘Think.’ What has always made IBM a fascinating and compelling place for me, is the passion of the company, and its people, to apply technology and scientific thinking to major societal issues.” ~ Ginni Rometty
  8. “If you don’t pay attention and if your imagination isn’t pretty much engaged, you’re going to miss things and you’re going to miss opportunities for it to be as compelling and as creepy as it can be.” ~ Bruce Greenwood

  9. “It makes sense that whatever the topic is, it’s more compelling if you can provide the audience with a range of perspectives, and you can cross disciplines. And you don’t have to control what people take out of it.” ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon
  10. “I think it’s impossible for any of us not to find television, and the political process at its best on television, compelling.” ~ Peter Jennings
  11. “Despite recent media reports that have clouded, or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade.” ~ Elizabeth Dole
  12. “To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge.” ~ Bela Lugosi

  13. “You can watch any episode you want and have a compelling story being told.” ~ Christopher Meloni
  14. “My shorthand answer is that I try to write the kind of book that I would like to read. If I can make it clear and interesting and compelling to me, then I hope maybe it will be for the reader.” ~ David McCullough
  15. “I believe that given the audience attention level, we could do an even more compelling 90 minutes.” ~ Vince McMahon
  16. “The heart of Dragon’s Lair has always been its compelling story. With Dragon’s Lair 3D, we think the team has really created an interactive animated movie.” ~ Don Bluth

  17. “It would be hard to find a more compelling example of the American dream than Alberto Gonzales.” ~ Jon Kyl
  18. “A compelling story, even if factually inaccurate, can be more emotionally compelling than a dry recitation of the truth.” ~ Frank Luntz
  19. “The mountain music… is compelling music in its own right, harking back to a time when music was a part of everyday life and not something performed by celebrities.” ~ Ethan Coen , Life compelling quotes
  20. “I believe in the compelling power of love.” ~ Theodore Dreiser

  21. “The story drove the book. That had a very seminal effect on the way I saw writing and storytelling. If you can set a character in a story that is compelling and has a backbone, you draw people in.” ~ Dick Wolf
  22. “It is my opinion that everything must be based on a simple idea. And it is my opinion that this idea, once we have finally discovered it, will be so compelling, so beautiful, that we will say to one another, yes, how could it have been any different.” ~ John Archibald Wheeler
  23. “If you feel driven and compelled to make your work and to be fiercely original and have something unique to say, in a compelling way, then chances are the helpers will be there for you the doors will open some, the ice will crack.” ~ David Knopfler
  24. “The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now, and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason, they are to be promptly fulfilled.” ~ Arthur Goldberg

  25. “When a man fails to see the truth of certain generally accepted views, there is no law compelling him to provoke animosity by announcing his dissent.” ~ George Henry Lewes
  26. “If you have some magical chemistry that actually find the music you make compelling, that is a big bonus.” ~ Geddy Lee
  27. “It is quite clear that compelling content, which is made available on economic terms that respect the intellectual rights of owners, can be a tremendous spur to the growth of broadband networks.” ~ John Doerr
  28. “The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.” ~ Dawn Fraser

  29. “Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution.” ~ Theodosius Dobzhansky
  30. “There was something to me that was really compelling about that woman, already knowing she couldn’t get pregnant. When I made that movie I was maybe 24, and to be 24 and already know you can’t get pregnant, that was really interesting to me.” ~ Maggie Gyllenhaal
  31. “An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.” ~ Billie Burke
  32. “If diversity is what is a central value in every selective university in the United States, then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court.” ~ Eleanor Holmes Norton

  33. “In and after 1964 when I began to concern myself with the biological issues, and particularly from 1967 onwards, the extent of the problems over which I felt uneasy increased to such a point that in 1968 I felt a compelling urge to make my views public.” ~ Andrei Sakharov
  34. “A lot of compelling stories in the world aren’t being told, and the fact that people don’t know about them compounds the suffering.” ~ Anderson Cooper
  35. “With such compelling information, the question is why havent we been able to do more to prevent the crisis of underage drinking? The answer is: the alcohol industry.” ~ Lucille Roybal-Allard
  36. “Thinking has become a superfluous exercise… purely internal, without compelling force, more or less a game.” ~ Jacques Ellul

  37. “President Bush’s proposal to focus our resources on sending humans to Mars is intriguing, but it is not the most compelling reason that Americans ought to focus our interest on the Red Planet.” ~ Jay Inslee
  38. “The paradox of Reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind’s eye.” ~ Shana Alexander
  39. “Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling.” ~ Dorothy Day
  40. “Compelling reason will never convince blinding emotion.” ~ Richard Bach

  41. “Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.” ~ Ansel Adams
  42. “The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people – as remarkable as the telephone.” ~ Steve Jobs
  43. “A woman’s life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.” ~ Wallis Simpson
  44. “If the story’s interesting and it’s a compelling script, I’d be thrilled to be a part of it.” ~ Andre Braugher

  45. “And I like being able to go back and forth, and I don’t really care if it’s a small budget or big budget or studio or independent, as long as it’s got a story that’s compelling and there’s enough money to make the picture.” ~ Griffin Dunne
  46. “Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.” ~ Carol P. Christ
  47. “I look at life, the experiences I’ve had, at the human condition, the dynamics between people, the news (world news), and draw from the compelling realities all around us.” ~ Leslie Banks
  48. “Reason gains all people by compelling none.” ~ Aaron Hill

  49. “The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter and a tradition of style; and that is what every other poet has behind him too; only, for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower, rather more strictly compelling.” ~ Lascelles Abercrombie
  50. “Listening and hearing are two different things, and acting is comprehending what the person is saying, thinking how it makes you feel and responding. That’s the key to really honest, truthful, compelling performance.” ~ David Wenham
  51. “It is absurd and anti-life to be part of a system that compels you to listen to a stranger reading poetry when you want to learn to construct buildings, or to sit with a stranger discussing the construction of buildings when you want to read poetry.” ~ John Taylor Gatto
  52. “It’s an old trick now, God knows, but it works every time. At the very moment women start to expand their place in the world, scientific studies deliver compelling reasons for them to stay home.” ~ Mary Blakely

  53. “Evolutionists … have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.” ~ Richard Lewontin
  54. “People are more inclined to be drawn in if their leader has a compelling vision. Great leaders help people get in touch with their own aspirations and then will help them forge those aspirations into a personal vision.” ~ John P. Kotter , Leadership compelling quotes
  55. “I believe that even a smattering of such findings in modern science and mathematics is far more compelling and exciting than most of the doctrines of pseudoscience, whose practitioners were condemned as early as the fifth century B.C. by the Ionian philosopher Heraclitus as “nigh -walkers, magicians, priests of Bacchus, priestesses of the wine-vat, mystery-mongers.” But science is more intricate and subtle, reveals a much richer imiverse, and powerfully evokes our sense of wonder.” ~ Carl Sagan
  56. “Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compelling Fortune to enter the lists on equal terms.” ~ Seneca the Younger

  57. “If discrimination based on race is constitutionally permissible when those who hold the reins can come up with “compelling” reasons to justify it, then constitutional guarantees acquire an accordion-like quality.” ~ William O. Douglas
  58. “The energy of the Kennedy years was completely compelling… I had a sense of a generous society eager to change the world. Idealism was very contagious. So that’s why I went to America. I didn’t intend to stay.” ~ Howard Stringer
  59. “Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don’t like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.” ~ Eliot Spitzer
  60. “What is compelling with ‘War Horse’ is the jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring craftsmanship in this movie.” ~ Stacey Snider

  61. “Though there might not be any easy answers to the problem of poverty, its most compelling scribes do not resign themselves to representation solely for the sake of those age-old verities of truth and beauty.” ~ Leslie Jamison
  62. “Real motivation is that drive from within: You know where you are going because you have a compelling image inside, not a travel poster on the wall.” ~ Denis Waitley , Travel compelling quotes
  63. “The thing about a good podcast is you have to have a good host. If you don’t have a compelling host then you have nothing.” ~ Adam Carolla

  64. “The gods have provided me with clear and compelling signs of what it means to live in conformity to nature. They did their part. So far as their gifts, aid, and inspiration are concerned, nothing prevented me from following the path prescribed by nature. If from time to time I have strayed from this path, the fault lies with me and with my failure to heed the gods’ signs, or rather, their explicit instructions.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  65. “From my student days I found him a compelling and fascinating, though often puzzling, figure. It’s a lifelong fascination now and I don’t expect that to stop! His vision of God, God’s faithfulness, God’s purposes and so on is so much bigger and richer than almost any subsequent Christian thinker has ever managed. In addition, I have always loved ancient history, especially the history of the early Roman empire, and of course Paul fits right into that.” ~ N. T. Wright

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