65 Pivotal Quotes On Success In Life

These pivotal quotes will inspire you. Pivotal, of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pivotal quotes, pivotal sayings, and pivotal proverbs.

Best Pivotal Quotes

  1. “I have the “thing” worked out – the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.” ~ Lee Child
  2. “Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing.” ~ Gary Oldman
  3. “Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.” ~ Dan Quayle
  4. “This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and – in doing so – to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents.” ~ Allen Weinstein

  5. “I have a high regard for Native languages and the pivotal role they have played in our nation’s history” ~ Rick Renzi
  6. “So in the sense that we were all dealing with that freer approach, yes, it was certainly one of the first contacts, perhaps the first contact, when Peter came that summer. So it’s a very pivotal moment that is documented there.” ~ Evan Parker
  7. “King’s Quest IV was a much bigger hit than I, II, or III. I do feel that King’s Quest IV was a pivotal game in bringing in more female players.” ~ Roberta Williams
  8. “Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development; MIT in my development as a professional economist.” ~ Joseph Stiglitz

  9. “It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern history. Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to freedom and resolved to end Communism.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  10. “The essence of good taste is a sense of values, and a sense of values is the pivotal point of good living.” ~ Millicent Fenwick
  11. “It might be said that religious freedom in the American sense, incorporating the separation of church and state, has been the pivotal concept of the national development of the United States of America.” ~ Joseph Leon Blau
  12. “I think it’s a universal thing in every family, that people have their own specific versions of pivotal events or even small memories.” ~ Sarah Polley

  13. “There must be much more going on behind the scenes. The pivotal question is this: What is behind the deep-seated hatred that these atheists nurse against religion and against God? Let’s face it, there is only one force that hates God’s creation more than anything else – and that is Satan. Satan knows that God exists but wants no part of Him. It is Satan’s ultimate goal to demolish all Christian elements in society and to damage the human image that was made in God’s image. Could Satan be the real instigator of this aggressive form of atheism?” ~ Gerard Verschuuren
  14. “The present moment is the pivotal point of power.” ~ Debbie Ford
  15. “The death of Jesus is the pivotal event of human history and everything needs to be understood in light of that.” ~ Alistair Begg
  16. “Israel is extraordinary blessed to have [Benjamin Netanyahu] as prime minister at this pivotal time in history and so is the United States of America to hear his voice against this deal.” ~ Lou Dobbs

  17. “A pivotal spiritual attribute is that of self-mastery-th e strength to place reason over appetite. Self-mastery builds a strong conscience. And your conscience determines your moral responses in difficult, tempting, and trying situations.” ~ Russell M. Nelson
  18. “There are moments in history when a door for massive change opens, and great revolutions for good or evil spring up in the vacuum created by these openings. In these divine moments key men and women and even entire generations risk everything to become the hinge of history, the pivotal point that determines which way the door will swing.” ~ Lou Engle
  19. “Whatever we do, we must keep God in the forefront. Let us be Christian in all of our actions. But I want to tell you this evening that it is not enough for us to talk about love, love is one of the pivotal points of the Christian face, faith. There is another side called justice. And justice is really love in calculation. Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  20. “Lifestyle and livelihood are pivotal moral issues.” ~ Stephanie Mills

  21. “I think the Resurrection continues to be a pivotal issue, a pivotal question for people. I think a lot of other issues have been raised in interim years, about the nature of truth, of course gender issues, issues involving social matters like abortion and euthanasia and so forth, those swirl about and change from time to time, but I think the fundamental question of whether or not Christianity is true ultimately goes back to the Resurrection.” ~ Lee Strobel
  22. “Margaret Thatcher was a great leader for her nation at a pivotal and a perilous time. So, I find the comparison flattering, but that’s up to others to say whether that comparison is justified.” ~ Carly Fiorina
  23. “Pope Francis also I think was really pivotal in sort of sanctioning and giving that important cosign to the opening of Cuba.” ~ Joy-Ann Reid
  24. “I think our nation is at a pivotal point. Too many people fear that we are losing the sense of limitless possibility that has always defined this nation.” ~ Carly Fiorina

  25. “I look back, now, and I know that the naming moment, which seemed so insignificant then, which seemed to demand no more than an arbitrary and superstitious yes or no, was in fact a pivotal moment in my life.” ~ Gregory David Roberts
  26. “We are living in a very pivotal time. The time that we inherit from science is a time to humble you, to dwarf you. It tells you that the sun will not fluxuate for another billion years, that species come and go, and, in other words, on a temporal scale you don’t matter. And that now doesn’t matter. But when you look at the release of energy, the asymptotic speeding up of processes, we tend to be xenophobically oriented toward the human.” ~ Terence McKenna
  27. “Many of us are experiencing a phase of change, shedding outdated patterns and liberating ourselves from the old by moving on to the new. The year 2012 is an important one for mankind, a pivotal year. The potential for this exists in the mere fact that the majority of us are yearning for change.” ~ Shari Arison
  28. “I really think music in school is vital. Some pivotal moments in my life were my childhood scholastic experiences with music – teachers who found out I could sing, and encouraged me, or teachers who turned me on to music or bands I hadn’t yet heard.” ~ Dave Smalley

  29. “Because past environmental destruction was the result of ignorance, we can easily forgive it. Today, we are better informed. Therefore, it’s essential that we make an ethical examination of what we have inherited, what we are responsible for, and what we will pass on to coming generations. Ours is clearly a pivotal generation. We have global communication and yet confrontation is more common than dialogue.” ~ Dalai Lama
  30. “There is no question in the fact that India has a global responsibility, and the coming “Gyan Yug” would see India play a pivotal role, using the strengths of its democracy and demographic dividend.” ~ Narendra Modi
  31. “You live and die two or three times making a movie. First, you write it, and the first pivotal moment comes when you can get it made. The second is in the process of making it, when the movie reveals itself to you, its flaws and its virtues. Then the most unnerving moment is when that movie is then launched into the world. It’s like bringing your kid to the first day at school and somebody points out that it has bowlegs, it is cross-eyed, or it’s gorgeous. You feel very exposed.” ~ Guillermo del Toro
  32. “Since I am a person who starts work without clear knowledge of a storyline, every single scene is a pivotal scene.” ~ Hayao Miyazaki

  33. “Metallica came along for me at a time and had an affect on me that I feel is the most pivotal moment of my life. I don’t think there’s been anything else that’s even come close that’s affected me in the way that that band did when I was a child when I was 11 or 12 years old, and where it went from there.” ~ Jeff Kendrick
  34. “It’s not often that you get to read something that just feels very original for a star but also something that feels like it’s more than just a movie or entertainment. Even though the riots were one of the most pivotal riots in civil rights history, especially for the LGBT community, I knew surprisingly very little about them. You don’t learn about Stonewall in schools. It’s a bit gross really! So it certainly felt like something that was quite important.” ~ Jeremy Irvine
  35. “I think more to the point, these pivotal times means something other than a politician. I understand the economy. I understand the world. I have a lot of foreign policy experience. I understand bureaucracies. I understand technology, and I understand leadership.” ~ Carly Fiorina
  36. “This is a very pivotal time in America and I think families are still reeling from events depicted in that movie [The Big Short ].” ~ Bun B

  37. “You know, “Moonlight” deserves best picture [on Oscar]. What I mean by tarnished is the moment – being able to be in front of all your peers and being able to thank everyone involved and particularly when it’s a movie that has some pivotal social relevance, like “Moonlight,” particularly in a time where, with this new transitional government, LGBT rights are just being stripped. This win means something.” ~ Cheo Hodari Coker
  38. “The light bulb going off in my head was a fear that in this pivotal moment in history, when America faces so many serious problems, when the middle class and working class of this country are being decimated, that there were not voices out there representing the tens of millions of people who needed a voice. And the idea of going through a campaign where there is not a serious discussion about the most important issues facing America, where there are not voices out there representing people who are hurting – that seemed to me unacceptable.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  39. “You can describe [Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self] as a manifesto of sorts. I saw it as a pivotal turn, a work that really led me down the avenues that brought me to where I am. That picture was the vehicle that helped me clarify a lot of things and I began to understand that I wanted to do.” ~ Kerry James Marshall
  40. “I think one of the most pivotal moments in modern American history was Donald Trump’s immediate withdraw from TPP.” ~ Stephen K. Bannon

  41. “The closest thing to an outline is, because my memory is so bad now, if something occurs to me that I think might be important or pivotal, a lot of times I’ll scribble notes down somewhere until I can get back to the book. Of course half the time I look at those notes the next morning and think, “What was that about?”” ~ Anna Quindlen
  42. “As with anything in life, when you have certain experiences at pivotal times, they shape you.” ~ Elaine Cassidy
  43. “A pretty pivotal moment for me was having a songwriting class with Paul McCartney when I was at LIPA, and then being called in a few days later by the headmaster of the school to tell me that Paul McCartney likes what I’m doing.” ~ St. Lucia
  44. “I’ve been watching battle rap since that time period when Cassidy was hot, Murda Mook and Lux first when at it. That was a very pivotal time in hip-hop.” ~ Ab-Soul

  45. “When I was singing “King of the Mountain,” it was a pivotal point in the show. That’s the song that took us from this concert setting of individual songs into the theatrical narrative piece.” ~ Kate Bush
  46. “You probably know the name of Rosa Parks. You probably know that her refusal to move to the colored section in the back of a city bus sparked the Montgomery bus boycotts, one of the pivotal moments in the American civil rights movement.” ~ Michel Martin
  47. “There was no other concern; there was no other focus [in the Governor’s School]. It was simply there to learn and grow and perform, and that was pretty amazing and informative. I’d say that was a big pivotal moment for me.” ~ Zachary Quinto
  48. “I gave away the Irish dancing, which is pivotal. It’s just so silly and fun and nice to do because it kind of lifts the energy for us, right at the point where the energy could start to take a nose dive.” ~ Katherine Shindle

  49. “Music in Rocky has always been pivotal.” ~ Bun B
  50. “My mom taught me the power of love. I learned to focus on the long-term big picture from my father. His sense of humor and light-hearted approach always make me smile. My husband is a pivotal anchor in my life. His influence encourages me to be independent and take risks.” ~ Padmasree Warrior
  51. “I don’t want to be the president of the United States. I do want to work with the governors across the country to make the states more pivotal, more powerful, as they should be.” ~ Rick Perry
  52. “106 & Park, Freestyle Friday, that was real pivotal. I feel like he has the right to do that, he comes from that era so he has the right to do that.” ~ Ab-Soul

  53. “Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the proper functioning of the immune system. We can look at oxygen deficiency as the single greatest cause of all diseases.” ~ Stephen Levine
  54. “Analogies and metaphors have often proved pivotal in expanding our thoughts both within and without science, and so one should not discourage the attempt to synthesize apparent opposites. However, citizens of the New Age often forget that, when they involve science, analogies should be tempered by experiment and calculation.” ~ Tony Rothman
  55. “I was also very lucky to be able to work with talented people while I was learning. I didn’t actually go to fashion school. I worked with Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy which was a really pivotal experience for me. He taught me a lot about being faithful to your own voice and to really believe in your own voice and that’s made a big difference.” ~ Joseph Altuzarra
  56. “It turns out that moving our muscles produces proteins that travel through the bloodstream and into the brain, where they play pivotal roles in the mechanisms of our highest thought processes.” ~ John Ratey

  57. “It was probably very difficult to go from Chinese and then suddenly go to kindergarten and start speaking English; it’s very hard to transition back and forth when you are in that pivotal age. It’s also hard to transition back, but if I was immersed in the country for a given amount of time, you are surrounded by it, everyone is speaking, you are learning new things, you are practicing all the time.” ~ Lucy Liu
  58. “The church in the book (and movie) plays a pivotal scene. We looked everywhere .. I mean everywhere! We had to have enough of a front yard area to house a Nativity scenes. And we finally found it .. two miles from our office. And we had been all over Tulsa looking. We were looking in places in Texas, everywhere! And I was in the car with the director and we drove by the church.” ~ Luka Magnotta
  59. “This is a pivotal time for urban regeneration. We must take a long term view.” ~ Richard Rogers
  60. “I love scoring. Putting music to picture is a rewarding challenge and one that relies on interpretation of emotion – as in, what is the pivotal feeling in a scene and which character’s point of view is driving it at any given moment?” ~ Liz Phair

  61. “We are a pivotal part of the European Union. Any destabilization of Greece would totally rock the boat.” ~ Antonis Samaras
  62. “If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis.” ~ Camille Paglia
  63. “Pivotal to a happy writing life is a practice of daily personal writing.” ~ Julia Cameron

  64. “This is such a pivotal moment in my life! I’m transitioning as a woman, and I’m finally able to express myself as I am.” ~ Beyonce Knowles
  65. “Being the governor of a state is a more pivotal job in the future. I do indeed hope there’s someone that says, “I’m going to go to Washington, try to get back to our constitutional roots, devolve the centralization of government back to the states.” So why would you want to be up there if the action is down here in the states?” ~ Rick Perry

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