My Auntie CeCe - I can kind of joke and say all I need to do is pray. But that's literally what she does... She lives what she sings. I've learned a lot about her in that way, so in bringing her to the stage, I knew what sort of demeanor she needed to have. Her songs are very reflective of who she is in real life.
Deborah Joy Winans
What all this posturing and fake glamor results in is a vast detachment and cynicism on the part of the artists. Since it's impossible to have respect for an audience that'll take just about anything you care to dish out, and the impassive demeanor is so central to the role, a general numbnose is all that can be expected.
To a large degree, since the beginning of time, charisma or the lack of it has impacted upon those in quest of acclaim. As media expands, this has become ever more vital. Thus, demeanor if unappealing, can defeat one's likelihood of success, causing the death of prospects whilst they are still embryonic.
If you think your demeanor is mellow or not particularly charismatic, the material can life you higher. So write everyday, and get onstage or in a coffee shop where they are doing open mice, anywhere you can perform even if that means starting your own open mic night - and be your own self.
Culture is very important to the Mavs. Your best player has to be a fit for what you want the culture of the team to be. He has to be someone who leads by example. Someone who sets the tone in the locker room and on the court. It isn't about who talks the most or the loudest. It is about the demeanor and attitude he brings.
There is a mean streak to authentic self-control. Underneath what seems to be the placid demeanor of those who are not ruled by their desires is the heart of a warrior. Self control is not for the timid. When we want to grow in it, not only do we nurture an exuberance for Jesus Christ, we also demand of ourselves a hatred for sin.
Edward T Welch
Leo backed me against the door frame, his demeanor turning all 'take-no-prisoners' as he pinned me in place with his hips. His hands traced up and down the curve of my body until they wound their way through the loose strands of my hair. He was in control, I was totally at his mercy, and I. Didn't. Even. Care.
The author perceptively outlines what might be an underrated aspect of his subject and of many others whose public achievements are of note - a "gift for friendship". McCullough says Adams, despite his towering intellect and curmudgeonly demeanor, had a soft heart for other people and a genuine interest in their particulars.
I think it is one of the most extraordinary elections, a turning point for our country and for the world. That remarkable young man [Barack Obama] has kept his demeanor, kept his temperament and has shown a power to inspire. I see what energy that he has inspired among the young. Well, it inspires us old goats too.
The best idea ever thought of in the history of humanity is useless unless someone communicates it. It will die in the test tube. And in our case, what we're communicating here to people is not necessarily something they want to hear. And so, our demeanor - how we deliver this message - takes on crucial, crucial importance.
When I look at President Obama, I see a leader with a cool head, a caring heart and an open mind, a president who has demonstrated through his demeanor and through his deeds that he is uniquely qualified to heal our divisions, rebuild our nation and lead us to a brighter future together.
If women talk in ways expected of them or project a feminine demeanor, it's seen as weak. But if they talk in ways associated with men or bosses, then they're seen as too aggressive. Whatever they do violates one or the other expectation: either you're not talking as you should as a woman or as boss.
we live now in circumstances that encourage rather than discourage lying; evidence and activity are more easily concealed, and the need to rely on demeanor as an indicator of a person's truthfulness is greater. And our evolutionary history has not prepared us to be very sensitive to the behavioral clues relevant to lying.
She is the type of player any coach would love to have. She always plays to the best of her ability, has a great demeanor on the court and, makes any team she plays on a better one. It was always fun watching her play, unless it was against us. She is deserving of Player of the Year honors.
Kirk was a good fit for us in Cleveland because of the love he had for the game. He had the commitment to quality and the commitment to teaching that helped him succeed. He had expectations, but he was also fair with his players. His demeanor served him well, and I think that has helped him since he returned to Iowa.
Carl Jung tells in one of his books of a conversation he had with a Native American chief who pointed out to him that in his perception most white people have tense faces, staring eyes, and a cruel demeanor. He said: "They are always seeking something. What are they seeking? The whites always want something. They are always uneasy and restless. We don't know what they want. We think they are mad.
With a laugh exposing a kissable mouth and perfect teeth, he glances my way again, his entire demeanor tensing for a second, those dark eyes finally promising more. They haven't just licked me, they've broken my legs, turned my hips inside out, and sucked my nipples so hard I swear to god they are no longer on my body.
When a player keeps a calm demeanor on the court, it's easier for his ability to shine. The best response to an opposing player's physical or psychological tactics is to keep cool and come right back at him with the force of your game, not your fists. Revenge is always sweeter if your team wins the game.
Mitch McConnell, 72, is second only to Henry Clay as the state' € ™s most consequential public servant. McConnell's skills have been honed through five terms. He is, however - let us say the worst - not cuddly. National Review has said he has 'an owlish, tight-lipped public demeanor reminiscent of George Will.' Harsh. But true.
Some people who experience a religious conversion seem to undergo a personality change. They can be quite congenial and easygoing when talking about mundane things, but when they start talking about their faith, their demeanor changes. Their tone of voice modifies, their smile becomes tense and they become defensive when questioned about their evidence for belief. It becomes difficult to have a friendly conversation with them.
Julia had no trouble believing that, but she suspected his challenging demeanor was his way of keeping people at a distance. Sadly it was a strategy she understood all too well.Trusting by nature, she'd learned the hard way that when you let someone too close, they discovered all kinds of things about you. That kind of intimate knowledge gave them the chance to hurt you so deeply, it took all your strength just to put one foot in front of the other.
en you show up to work and put on your undergarments, throw on your suspenders and your cowboy boots, throw some dirt on you, and then get on your spurs, you start to walk a bit different. When you put on your gun belts, you change again. You go through this whole transformation process. All that stuff changes you. Riding a horse changes the way you walk and your demeanor.
James Badge Dale
He's the kind of man you hate to lose. He was so full of wisdom. He had such a calm demeanor. He had a deep reservoir of good political sense and people sense. He was a solid rock. People like that in politics and in the area we worked are hard to come by. I was fortunate to have him as a good friend.
Who exactly do you want to be? What kind of person do you want to be? What are your personal ideals? Whom do you admire? What are their special traits that you would make your own It's time to stop being vague. If you wish to be an extraordinary person, if you wish to become wise, then you should explicitly identify the kind of person you aspire to become. If you have a daybook, write down who you're trying to be, so that you can refer to this self-determination. Precisely describe the demeanor you want to adopt so that you may preserve it when you are by yourself or with other people.
Coach's Rule: never admit a lack of experience or knowledge. Carry on at all times as though you've guided a hundred champion crews. Honesty is not the best policy when leading a bunch of college rowers. They are looking for strong, disciplined leadership and not a kinder, gentler coach. Once you've established a certain attitude and demeanor, it's nearly impossible to change to a difference mode in mid-season.
Brad Alan Lewis
Beware of men on airplanes. The minute a man reaches thirty thousand feet, he immediately becomes consumed by distasteful sexual fantasies which involve doing uncomfortable things in those tiny toilets. These men should not be encouraged, their fantasies are sadly low-rent and unimaginative. Affect an aloof, cool demeanor as soon as any man tries to draw you out. Unless, of course, he's the pilot.
During the shoot in November 2003, I was vaguely aware of the stylist's sulky demeanor and eye-rolling vibe, but I blocked her out. Some fashion people are snotty drama queens; this is not news. Whatever was going on with her, I was determined to be positive and not get infected by her energy. Later, Fiorella told me that the entire time I was in makeup, the stylist had been clomping up and down the hall, sputtering into her cell phone, 'I can't believe I have to style a FAT GIRL!' Believe it, bitch.
How great is the path proper to the Sage! Like overflowing water, it sends forth and nourishes all things, and rises up to the height of heaven. All-complete is its greatness! It embraces the three hundred rules of ceremony, and the three thousand rules of demeanor. It waits for the proper man, and then it is trodden. Hence it is said, 'Only by perfect virtue can the perfect path, in all its courses, be made a fact.'
When a monarchy gradually transforms itself into a republic, the executive power there preserves titles, honors, respect, and even money long after it has lost the reality of power. The English, having cut off the head of one of their kings and chased another off the throne, still go on their knees to address the successors of those princes. On the other hand, when a republic falls under one man's yoke, the ruler's demeanor remains simple, unaffected, and modest, as if he had not already been raised above everybody.
Alexis de Tocqueville
As you know, shibumi has to do with great refinement underlying commonplace appearances. It is a statement so correct that it does not have to be bold, so poignant it does not have to be pretty, so true it does not have to be real. Shibumi is understanding, rather than knowledge. Eloquent silence. In demeanor, it is modesty without pudency. In art, where the spirit of shibumi takes the form of sabi, it is elegant simplicity, articulate brevity. In philosophy, where shibumi emerges as wabi, it is spiritual tranquility that is not passive; it is being without the angst of becoming.
With intent to neither idolize nor demonize the man [Barack Obama], it seems fair and evident enough to say that the current president of America is not a leader whose way is that of violent public outbursts. It appears to be more that of a warrior-philosopher who practices the art of political persuasion by authoring acclaimed books, delivering well-crafted speeches, assembling unified coalitions, passing historic legislation, signing well-aimed executive orders, and cultivating a poised but accessible demeanor.
The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does the reverse. . . . The nobler sort of man pays special attention to nine points. He is anxious to see clearly, to hear distinctly, to be kindly in his looks, respectful in his demeanor, conscientious in his speech, earnest in his affairs. When in doubt, he is careful to inquire; when in anger, he thinks of the consequences; when offered an opportunity for gain, he thinks only of his duty.
If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquillity of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. Within the depths of consciousness a flame kindles. And man sees himself. He discovers his selfishness, his silly pride, his fears, his greeds, his blunders. He develops a sense of moral obligation, intellectual humility. Thus begins a journey of the soul toward the realm of grace...
LYRICAL GOLD MEDAL OLYMPIAN STILL I GOT HARDLY NO, BENJAMINS MOTHERFUCKERS STOP FOR THE SHOW LIKE MAURY POVICH AND THEM I CAN SEE THE SORRY HO BITCH IN THEM WALK AROUND WITH THEIR NOSE IN THE AIR BUT WE JUST BRUSH 'EM TO THE SIDE LIKE AN EMO KID COMBING HIS HAIR I ROCK TIGHT LIKE THAT SAME KID'S JEANS YA'LL ARE LIKE X RIDDEN TEENS ALL GREEN WITH ENVY LIKE THANKSGIVING BEANS AND THE CASSEROLE BEAT YOU BACK INTO YOUR HOLE LIKE WE'RE PLAYING WHACK-A-MOLE DAMN, YA'LL SOME BUSY LITTLE BEAVERS PITIFUL ACHIEVERS WITH YOUR CRITICAL DEMEANOR'S WE DON'T DO IT FOR THE DOUBTERS WE JUST RIP IT FOR BELIEVERS IF YOU HATERS WANT A COOKIE GIVE A VISIT TO THE KEEBLER'S
that was bad; i shouldn't have done that to prevent you from entering a catatonic state i am going to maintain a calm facial expression with crinkly eyes and an overall friendly demeanor i believe in a human being that is not upset i believe if you are working i should not be insane or upset-why am i ever insane or upset and not working? i vacuumed the entire house this morning i cleaned the kitchen and the computer room and i made you a meat helmet with computer paper the opportunity for change exists in each moment, all moments are alone and separate from other moments, and there are a limited number of moments and the idea of change is a delusion of positive or negative thinking your hands are covering your face and your body moves like a statue when i try to manipulate an appendage if i could just get you to cry tears of joy one more time
[I]t's not enough to be right. I think you have to be generous. It's not enough to be logical. You have to be virtuous... [Y]our demeanor will carry your message, perhaps, even further than your words will... [P]eople don't just disagree with us. Many of them genuinely think that we are evil, and when people think you're evil, I don't think they listen very carefully to your words. They search your manner. They look for the slightest excuse to ignore all your impregnable arguments, all of your carefully-marshaled facts, and that's why we must never be mean-spirited or angry or petulant, or dismissive of the interest of others. I believe rudeness and arrogance, they would drive people away, that would only confirm their own prejudices. It's the excuse they're desperate for to walk away smug and happy and say 'these people are just small-minded angry bigots.' Our opponents don't recognize our good faith, but -and this is a hard thing- I think we must try our best to recognize their good faith... You can't expect them to recognize our good intentions unless we are willing to recognize theirs.
We always make the best decision we can based upon what we believe in that moment. When I was growing up, my father and I experienced a lot of tension with each other for many years. He had bipolar disorder and it was very difficult for him. As I got older and went through my transformation of consciousness and really forgave him-and forgave myself and forgave the world-my father started showing up in my awareness as an angel. He got happier and happier and our relationship began to improve. People would say, 'Your dad has really changed a lot, ' and I would say, 'My mind has really changed.' My father was just reflecting that back. In fact, he came to me one day and said, 'David, I'm sorry. I was not a very good father. I didn't do the things that a good father should do.' I replied, 'Nonsense! I don't believe that for one instant. You did the best you could and I did the best I could. You didn't let me down and I didn't let you down. We're not going to buy into that guilt trip anymore.' He lit up when I said this. His whole demeanor changed and he instantly reflected love back to me. That simple exchange completely rearranged our view of everything that had taken place during those early years. None of it mattered anymore. We had been mistaken about many things because we couldn't perceive truly while we were going through our time together.
We are all children in the dark, finding our way together to the light. Many define the light before the light is reached and fix on their defining. There in the dark they clamor for others to embrace their defining, demanding its elevation, and giving it names they claim as sacred. But all are still in the dark, distracted by so many claims to the one way out, all unseen, and fix their take with fear and penalty if not likewise elevated as the one and only way. Whereas I leave it open to what the opening will reveal. Layered writing is my tool to enable the opening to widen, and it is our consciousness, not our physical form that has trouble squeezing through the passageway to the way out of the dark, while so many call out in the dark they know the way, rather than allowing the way to reveal itself. Watch the silent ones, calm in demeanor, who are experienced at leaving ways open, in order to find it. They listen and feel their way, in different ways and on different levels. These have no following to create the clamor, nor seek the glamour the clamor brings. They are simply wise because they leave it open to what the opening may become, rather than what they have been fed from birth, they birth in solitude what might be, allowing layers of ways to formulate and in that way follow in their minds and hearts a revealed and reveled light yet unseen.
Actual class struggles apart, one of the aesthetic ways you could prove that there was a class system in America was by cogitating on the word, or acronym, 'WASP.' First minted by E. Digby Baltzell in his book The Protestant Establishment , the term stood for 'White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.' Except that, as I never grew tired of pointing out, the 'W' was something of a redundancy (there being by definition no BASPs or JASPs for anyone to be confused with, or confused about). 'ASP, ' on the other hand, lacked some of the all-important tone. There being so relatively few Anglo-Saxon Catholics in the United States, the 'S' [sic] was arguably surplus to requirements as well. But then the acronym AS would scarcely do, either. And it would raise an additional difficulty. If 'Anglo-Saxon' descent was the qualifying thing, which surely it was, then why were George Wallace and Jerry Falwell not WASPs? After all, they were not merely white and Anglo-Saxon and Protestant, but very emphatic about all three things. Whereas a man like William F. Buckley, say, despite being a white Irish Catholic, radiated the very sort of demeanor for which the word WASP had been coined to begin with. So, for the matter of that, did the dapper gentleman from Richmond, Virginia, Tom Wolfe. Could it be, then, that WASP was really a term of class rather than ethnicity? Q.E.D.
THE PICTURE YOU SENT&RSQUO;S BEAUTIFUL, I THINK I FEEL TEARS FLOW.. HOW U TURN 35&MDASH;GIRL --WHERE&RSQUO;D ALL &LSQUO;DEM YEARS GO? WHY DONCHU BRING YO KID TO COME PLAY IN THE YARD I COULD DO TRICKS WITH CARDS....MAKIN TIME AIN&RSQUO;T THAT HARD.. WHY YOU YELL AT MY GRANDKID ---HE CAN&RSQUO;T UNDERSTAND IT.. WHY U THINK HE&RSQUO;SDEMANDING???..DONCHU TAKE HIM FOR GRANTED.. I&RSQUO;VE BEEN LEAVING YOU MESSAGES PRETTY MUCH NIGHTLY.. U SHOULDCALL BACK MORE OFTEN? VISIT OR WRITE ME .. IT SEEMS LIKE WHEN WE TALK ALL U EVER DO IS FIGHT ME&HELLIP; OH MY GOD&HELLIP;YOU&RSQUO;RE TURNING OUT.. JUST.. LIKE .. ME U GOTTA DROP THIS WORKAHOLIC.. TOUGH GIRL DEMEANOR.. WHERE&RSQUO;D THE REAL U GO? THE GIRL WHO DANCED LIKE A BALLERINA..? THE REAL WORLD I TAUGHT U IS REALLY JUST AN ILLUSION OF GROWN UP CONFUSION, PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSING&MDASH; SO LITTLE&RSQUO;S AMUSING.. IT AIN&RSQUO;T WORTH THE PENSION.. ALL I GOT NOW&RSQUO;S CASH, FAKE FRIENDS, AND MY LOWER BACK TENSION.. BAIDEN-- NOT TO MENTION&MDASH;MY LIFE&RSQUO;S FILLED WITH REGRET.. THAT YOUR CHILDHOOD WAS IN FRONT OF A TV SET THAT I NEVER WATCHED WHEN U&RSQUO;D SHOW OFF, THAT I MADE U GET BLOWN OFF.. PLZ STOP LOOKIN FOR ANSWERS IN PAXIL AND ZOLOFT I DON&RSQUO;T MEAN TO GO OFF&MDASH;BUT WHO U R NOW&RSQUO;S MADE UP&HELLIP;.. YO KID AIN&RSQUO;T GONNA CARE HOW MUCH MONEY U SAVED UP !!!BAIDEN&HELLIP;.. I WAS WRONG..I THINK I KNEW THAT ALL ALONG.. PLAY YOUR CHILDREN AND THEY FRIENDS&RSQUO; PARENTS THIS SONG.. BAIDEN? BAIDEN? BAIDEN&MDASH;OH THANK GOD YOU&RSQUO;RE RIGHT THERE&HELLIP; ...DADDY... JUST WOKE UP FROM THE WORST NIGHTMARE&HELLIP; ALL WORK, NO PLAY...SMOTHERED BY THE TRIALS OF LIFE.. ABSURD, I SAY, SOMETHIN' BOUT THIS AIN'T RIGHT... WHO CAN EVER SAY IF TODAY'S YOUR LAST DAY.. DO YOU PLAY BEFORE YOU WORK OR DO YOU WORK BEFORE YOU PLAY?
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