65 Driven Quotes On Success In Life

These driven quotes will inspire you. If someone is driven, all their effort is directed towards achieving a particular result or operated, moved, or controlled by a specified person or source of power.

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

Best Driven Quotes

  1. “If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” ~ B. C. Forbes
  2. “I never worry about being driven to drink; I just worry about being driven home.” ~ W. C. Fields
  3. “I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden.” ~ Ruth Rendell
  4. “A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.” ~ Desiderius Erasmus

  5. “I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.” ~ Mother Jones
  6. “My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot.” ~ Lasse Hallstrom
  7. “We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.” ~ Kofi Annan
  8. “Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven, curtain round the vault of heaven.” ~ Thomas Love Peacock

  9. “Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come to being.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  10. “The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  11. “President Bush should be indicted and should be driven out of office. He should be sent back home in Texas.” ~ Bianca Jagger
  12. “We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.” ~ William Glasser

  13. “Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself like, for instance, he can’t find any clean socks.” ~ Jean Kerr
  14. “This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.” ~ Thomas Moore
  15. “We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  16. “To be honest, once you’ve driven around for about five, 10 laps, you don’t notice a difference.” ~ Danica Patrick
  17. “My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.” ~ Kid Rock

  18. “A firm, for instance, that does business in many countries of the world is driven to spend an enormous amount of time, labor, and money in providing for translation services.” ~ Edward Sapir
  19. “Everyone in showbiz is driven by ego, so how do you go from having loads of fame to working at 7-11? You can’t do it!” ~ Ryan Seacrest
  20. “Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I’m lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.” ~ Nina Simone
  21. “Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios.” ~ Kevin Spacey

  22. “I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great, suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar. And I think it’s very character-driven.” ~ Emily Watson
  23. “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  24. “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  25. “I’d be more interested in doing a smaller, character-driven thing, rather than another action picture.” ~ Sigourney Weaver

  26. “Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.” ~ Nancy Lopez
  27. “The mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven, driven to find an apartment, driven to see everybody, driven to do New York, driven to never shut up.” ~ Patty Duke
  28. “The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.” ~ Charley Reese
  29. “I would not have so many scripts being driven by demographics. The play’s the thing – not the 18-35-year-old male age group.” ~ Stephen Tobolowsky

  30. “Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can’t even describe and aren’t even aware of.” ~ Ellen Goodman
  31. “I was driven to give the best possible performance I could based on the material that was given to me and that material was documentary footage of the President speaking to people.” ~ Timothy Bottoms
  32. “My schedulers keep getting driven crazy by the fact that they can’t fit hikes in my schedule.” ~ Gale Norton
  33. “Never confuse activity with productivity.” ~ Rick Warren
  34. “My stories are character-driven.” ~ Terry McMillan

  35. “We are driven by the usual insatiable curiosity of the scientist, and our work is a delightful game.” ~ Murray Gell-Mann
  36. “I would walk down the hall with my guitar and play for anyone that would listen. As a young kid I was really driven and I was going to make it happen no matter what.” ~ Teena Marie
  37. “My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible.” ~ Tahar Ben Jelloun
  38. “I have been driven demented in my career.” ~ Lord Mountbatten

  39. “It’s not my job to be popular. I’m goal-driven; my job is to get results.” ~ Paddy Ashdown , Goal driven quotes
  40. “We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident.” ~ Francis Parkman
  41. “We live in an age that is driven by information. Technological breakthroughs… are changing the face of war and how we prepare for war.” ~ William Perry
  42. “I like the platform to show your art and everything that goes along with that. To show your voice and hopefully find films that are more politically driven, films that maybe inspire.” ~ Antoine Fuqua
  43. “I’ve always been driven to buck the system.” ~ Sam Walton

  44. “The aristocracy of Western Europe has absolutely tabooed silver in those countries and driven it away from there. Here it finds its only resting place.” ~ Richard P. Bland
  45. “The tax code is not the only area where the administration is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear.” ~ Dennis Kucinich
  46. “The moguls are driven by their respective desires for profit – period.” ~ Todd Gitlin
  47. “I’m not driven by money and I’m not driven by career.” ~ Richard O’Brien

  48. “I’ve never been driven by fame or money or anything like that. It’s never been part of my psyche.” ~ Richard O’Brien
  49. “You don’t run for public office unless you have a specific vision. You are driven by ideas and a vision.” ~ Julie Nixon Eisenhower
  50. “As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.” ~ John Lancaster Spalding
  51. “I wasn’t driven. I just really loved what I did.” ~ Jo Stafford

  52. “I don’t say what God is, but a name That somehow answers us when we are driven To feel and think how little we have to do With what we are.” ~ Edwin Arlington Robinson
  53. “In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it’s at the extreme end of their experience.” ~ Dean Koontz
  54. “The important thing to me is that I’m not driven by people’s praise and I’m not slowed down by people’s criticism. I’m just trying to work at the highest level I can.” ~ Russell Crowe
  55. “The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears.” ~ Rick Warren

  56. “An artist is a creature driven by demons. He don’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.” ~ William Faulkner
  57. “Procrastination can be driven from your personality through the simple technique of constantly commanding yourself to get into action . . . and then obeying that command immediately.” ~ Og Mandino , Self driven quotes personality
  58. “I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.” ~ Sam Walton
  59. “Man loves liberty, even if he does not know that he loves it. He is driven by it and flees from where it does not exist.” ~ Jose Marti

  60. “I’m not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.” ~ Lord Acton
  61. “Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience, we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.” ~ W. H. Auden
  62. “Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it’s incumbent upon us to.” ~ Dan Aykroyd
  63. “I’m as pure as the driven slush.” ~ Tallulah Bankhead

  64. “We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.” ~ Tony Blair
  65. “Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.” ~ Edward de Bono

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