Quotation Explorer - 'Compelling'

The visual of Satan isn’t one of a big red devil with horns. Even worse, it’s the picture of something good, twisted enough to be compelling. - Todd Stocker
Love it when a compelling new character kicks open your mental door, tracks mud across your brain, and props their feet up on your cerebrum. - Don Roff
I am staring into eyes so dark and compelling that I feel as if I could easily lose myself within them. He moves me slightly away from his body but doesn't let go. Energy, just like in the forest a few nights ago, ebbs and flows betwen us. - Jennifer Sucevic
The simple fact is that neither an efficiently successful HOW nor a compelling persuasive WHY is sufficient on its own..without the other to bring about impactful sustainable improvement. - Robert M. Olsen
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 Duchess of Windsor
So there’s a freeing up that happens when I can go into that storytelling mode...It isn’t about how much sense you make, it is about how compelling you are. (interview) - Nalo Hopkinson
There are countless reasons for reading, but when you’re young and uncertain of your identity, of who you may be, one of the most compelling is the quest to discover yourself reflected in the pages of a book. - Michael Cart
I hope that you mothers will realize that when all is said and done, you have no more compelling responsibility, nor any laden with greater rewards, than the nurture you give your children in an environment of security, peace, companionship, love, and motivation to grow and do well. - Gordon B. Hinckley
The power of thought is not a compelling force. It is a building force, and it is only when used in the latter sense that desirable results can be produced. - Christian D. Larson
Our senses and emotions are the great source of inspiration for creating compelling and interesting art pieces (books included). Each art piece, be it a book, a song, a painting, a photograph or a product should touch our senses and evoke emotions. Emotionless art lacks purpose and interest. - Serafima
I am a storyteller, not a historian, and it's my ambition to create something compelling - something unputdownable and riveting - that chimes with the real history but is, in fact, fiction. - Sara Sheridan
Here was an absolutely compelling road sign. Stay on the road of objective truth - there is objective being and objective value. Stay on the road. There is Truth. There is a Point and Purpose and Essence to it all. Keep searching. You will find it. - John Piper
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
You can't counter a heroic impulse with a mundane and bourgeois response. You can counter it only with a more compelling heroic vision. - David Brooks
The message received from the mass media is that knowledge makes love less compelling; that it is ignorance that gives love its erotic and transgressive edge. - bell hooks
Nothing is more compelling than the power of choice. You can choose good over evil and right over wrong. Choose right! - DeWayne Owens
Anyway, it's a good thing we're human. We design business spreadsheets, paint programs, and word processing equipment. So that tells you where we're at as a species. What is the search for the next great compelling application but a search for the human identity? - Douglas Coupland
CRUEL HARVEST by is a compelling, riveting, unforgetable memoir that will keep you turning the pages. Published by Thomas Nelson and due for release August 2012. Kidnapped from an orphanage Frances is dragged across the country working in the fields. Youtubefrangrubb to see video book trailer. - Fran Elizabeth Grubb
Oddly, I found myself calmer than I'd been in a long while. Maybe it was simply because my muscles ached or maybe because I felt that nothing was more compelling than the stack of wood that was waiting in Camelli's garage. - Dee Williams
It is the writer's job to craft a story so compelling that strangers will pay to hear it. - Seeley James
A law is something which must have a moral basis, so that there is an inner compelling force for every citizen to obey. - Chaim Weizmann
Nobody can tell you if what you're doing is good, meaningful or worthwhile. The more compelling the path, the more lonely it is. - Hugh Macleod
Just as there are phantom limbs there are phantom histories, histories that are severed and discarded, but linger on as thwarted possibilities an compelling nostalgias. - Adam Phillips
To change someone's mind, requires only that you speak a more compelling narrative about their situation than their current one. - L.R.W. Lee
You can lead and motivate people without a certificate or title, what you need to do is to tell people a compelling secret that was only known to you. - Michael Bassey Johnson
No one ever said that making love had to be a gently-flowing river which slowly became a flood. Sometimes the raging torrent came first. As it did now, as tempers drove it and the desire to fight each other became as compelling as the desire to drown in each other‘s surging swell. - Michelle Reid
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