Tackling quotes:

  • Tackling childhood obesity is key. -- Diane Abbott
  • Tackling malaria in a country like the Central African Republic is a huge uphill battle, and my experiences there have been a healthy dose of reality, fueling my own sense of urgency to do my part in reducing the preventable suffering of the incredible women I met. -- Mandy Moore
  • Tackling deprivation around the world is a moral imperative and firmly in Britain's national interest. -- Andrew Mitchell
  • Tackling climate change is a collective endeavour, it means collective accountability and it's not too late -- Christine Lagarde
  • Make no mistake: Tackling climate change is vital. But to see everything through the lens of short-term CO2 reductions, letting our obsession with carbon blind us to the bigger picture, is to court catastrophe. -- Alex Steffen
  • Tackling the issue of climate change presents us with an inflection point in human history - a climate justice revolution that separates development from fossil fuels, supports people in the most vulnerable situations to adapt, allows all people to take part, and, most importantly, realise their full potential. -- Mary Robinson
  • The two greatest priorities for my government are tackling tax evasion and corruption. -- Mario Monti
  • An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money. -- Gro Harlem Brundtland
  • Real leadership means tackling tough problems ourselves and not leaving them to our children. -- Jon Kyl
  • The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception. -- Knute Rockne
  • Getting kids moving is a key factor in tackling obesity and health problems among the young. -- Magnus Scheving
  • Now listen lads, I'm not happy with our tackling. We're hurting them but they keep getting up. -- John B. Keane
  • We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges. -- Barack Obama
  • When it comes to tackling your financial goals, whatever they might be, there's no time like the present. -- Suze Orman
  • Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling. -- Vince Lombardi
  • Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling. -- Naveen Jain
  • Whether it's mending a failing company, fighting corruption, tackling disease, or rebuilding a marriage, the hardest problems defy just-add-water remedies. Indeed, slapping on a Band-Aid when surgery is needed usually just makes things worse. -- Carl Honore
  • There are more effective ways of tackling environmental problems including global warming, proliferation of plastics, urban sprawl, and the loss of biodiversity than by treaties, top-down regulations, and other approaches offered by big governments and their dependents. -- Preston Manning
  • When we were in Sweden, there was a fan that hid in a bin. I think one of the security guards saw and tried to take her out, and she went a bit crazy and started tackling them. -- Zayn Malik
  • I don't think there's any topic a writer should feel afraid of tackling just because it has already been discussed. If you feel you have a fresh perspective and an understanding of a certain emotional truth, it's always worth writing. -- Jami Attenberg
  • If God is the mystery of the universe, these mysteries, we're tackling these mysteries one by one. If you're going to stay religious at the end of the conversation, God has to mean more to you than just where science has yet to tread. -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • The scientific community should work as hard as possible to address major issues that affect our everyday lives such as climate change, infectious diseases and counterterrorism; in particular, 'clean energy' research deserves far higher priority. And science and technology are the prime routes to tackling these issues. -- Martin Rees
  • All over the world, social innovation is tackling some of the most pressing problems facing society today - from fair trade, distance learning, hospices, urban farming and waste reduction to restorative justice and zero-carbon housing. But most of these are growing despite, not because of, help from governments. -- Geoff Mulgan
  • When scientists are asked what they are working on, their response is seldom 'Finding the origin of the universe' or 'Seeking to cure cancer.' Usually, they will claim to be tackling a very specific problem - a small piece of the jigsaw that builds up the big picture. -- Martin Rees
  • The Millennium Development Goals were a pledge to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity, and free the world from extreme poverty. The MDGs, with eight goals and a set of measurable time-bound targets, established a blueprint for tackling the most pressing development challenges of our time. -- Ban Ki-moon
  • Tackling the environment should not be a licence to lecture people, because they have no excuse not to exercise, or eat their fruit and vegetables. Nannying - at least among adults - is likely to be counterproductive. Providing information is empowering; lecturing people is not. So, no excuses, no nannying. -- Andrew Lansley
  • Find your self-respect now. Don't dumb yourselves down. Think of yourself as capable and worthy of finding a guy who is going to respect you, too. It's so important, I mean, and the confidence you get from feeling smart and tackling something like mathematics, which is a challenge, right? Math is hard. -- Danica McKellar
  • For all the tough talk about China during the presidential debates, Romney and Obama evaded any mention of China's suspect human rights record, corruption, and rule of law. By not tackling these controversial topics, the candidates are protecting a strategic partnership with China at the expense of essential human values and beliefs. -- Ai Weiwei
  • We must not constantly talk about tackling obesity and warning people about the negative consequences of obesity. Instead we must be positive - positive about the fun and benefits to be had from healthy living, trying to get rid of people's excuses for being obese by tackling the issue in a positive way. -- Andrew Lansley
  • I'm part of a speech therapy programme called the McGuire Programme. It teaches you a new way to breathe, a new way to speak, a brand new way of tackling the mind-sets that come with having a speech impediment. Mainly, it teaches you how to slow things down, and that has really helped me. -- Gareth Gates
  • I love tackling, it's better than sex! -- Paul Ince
  • I believe in tackling things youre afraid of. -- Hannah Storm
  • I love tackling, love it. Its better than sex. -- Paul Ince
  • Football is blocking and tackling. Everything else is mythology. -- Vince Lombardi
  • You cannot tackle Britain's debts without tackling the unreformed welfare system. -- George Osborne
  • Breakthroughs, in art, in culture, in personality, come when tackling the unexpected. -- Lynda Obst
  • Labor has a proud history of tackling discrimination and introducing important social reform. -- Lara Giddings
  • Our province needs united leadership and shared purpose in tackling the challenges we face. -- Jim Prentice
  • Getting kids moving is a key factor in tackling obesity and health problems among the young. -- Magnus Scheving
  • Tax time is the perfect opportunity to jumpstart your spring-cleaning by tackling your financial to-do list. -- Alexa Von Tobel
  • That's what acting is about - for me, at least - tackling different personas and characters. -- Joanne Whalley
  • A Tory government with a decent mandate seems the only hope of tackling the fiscal catastrophe responsibly. -- Max Hastings
  • I like tackling problems that I can see making an impact on real people and real businesses immediately. -- Seth Priebatsch
  • Most of all people respond to a film tackling grave subjects that question and go against the prevailing mood. -- Philippe Claudel
  • The key to tackling Islamist fundamentalism and terrorism from the Islamist community is in the hands of moderate Muslims. -- Gijs de Vries
  • If a man is running down the street with everything you own, you won't let him get away. That's tackling. -- Vince Lombardi
  • Today's dialogue has succeeded in reinforcing the need for international partnerships and cooperation in tackling the reality of climate change. -- Margaret Beckett
  • I have my own theory: ignorance is bliss. The less you know, the more confident you can be in tackling things. -- Stephen Richards
  • This is still a lot of blocking and tackling. I'm not seeing the kind of vision thing associated with a frothy market. -- Jermichael Finley
  • Developed countries should support developing countries in tackling climate change. This not only is their responsibility, but also serves their long-term interests. -- Hu Jintao
  • He might want to watch where he lands when tackling that guy, because he could really hurt his hand if it gets stepped on. -- John Madden
  • Anything is possible when tackling a blank sheet with ink. It's less distracting because I'm away from my computer and all of its convenient diversions. -- Brian Pinkerton
  • I am a passionate believer that comedy is a way of tackling some of the most dark and difficult aspects of being a human being. -- Stephen Mangan
  • [S]tudies show that one of the best ways to lift your mood is to engineer an easy success, such as tackling a long-delayed chore. -- Gretchen Rubin
  • For the record, if you're not a stage actor, climbing onto Broadway and tackling something like David Mamet is not an easy thing to do. -- Jeremy Piven
  • Along with opportunities, there also exist many other tricky and complex issues to be managed in India. These include tackling both policy-level challenges and infrastructure challenges. -- Gautam Adani
  • As for the people who say tackling problems through clothes is superficial, I think they say that because they have their own issues about self worth. -- Trinny Woodall
  • I have once more taken up things that can't be done: water with grasses weaving on the bottom. But I'm always tackling that sort of thing! -- Claude Monet
  • I believe persistence is a major key to success in any great endeavor. I want to remind folks to PERSIST in whatever they are tackling at the moment! -- Andy Andrews
  • Only thanks to blissful ignorance, and the inspiration of my grandparents' story, did I actually believe tackling a novel would be an easy task. I've since learned otherwise. -- Kristina McMorris
  • One of the things young people always ask me about is what is the secret to success. The secret is there is no secret. It's the basics. Blocking and tackling. -- Chris Gardner
  • Great sci-fi has never shied from tackling the Big Questions, though really great sci-fi never forgets to entertain us along the way. Shock and awe applies to art, as well. -- Rick Yancey
  • The key is this: Meet today's problems with today's strength. Don't start tackling tomorrow's problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow's strength yet. You simply have enough for today. -- Max Lucado
  • In order to be an artist and an actor, like tackling the classics in the theater as well as film, there's lots of discipline, lots of work, physical work put in. -- Val Kilmer
  • Everything in life serves as a challenge and test to elevate us. Therefore it is right to be grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow through tackling this real life experience. -- Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
  • I'm encouraging these women, like Cheryl Strayed, to take the jump to writing for the screen. She is adapting her book Tiny Beautiful Things for us. They're infinitely capable of tackling the format. -- Reese Witherspoon
  • Paul Beatty for "The Sellout" sounds like a relevant story for our times. It's playful, uses deep thought and seems to be taking advantage of everything literature can do when tackling difficult issues. -- Sjon
  • What America is thirsting for now is a battalion of strong, down-to-earth 'doers' - managers, frontline activists, business and social entrepreneurs engaged in tackling America's manifold problems of unemployment, education, and competitive slouch. -- Tina Brown
  • Anything new is a sort of adventure - as a child, I think I was quite bad at tackling new experiences, like unusual foods, and I hated new clothes or having my hair cut. -- Mini Grey
  • The story of Willie Stark fascinated me because it was tackling the story of a man who outwardly has all the success one could possibly want and who is destroyed by his personal demons. -- Carlisle Floyd
  • As the Chief of the Defence Staff says, you don't defend on the goal line. Defending the interests of the U.K. means tackling threats early and at source, and that means intervening overseas. -- Bob Ainsworth
  • If we change the way the electricity sector operates, we can bring down our levels of carbon pollution, and continue the crucial task of tackling climate change. Putting a price on carbon would do this. -- Julia Gillard
  • Getting to the top of any given mountain was considered much less important than how one got there: prestige was earned by tackling the most unforgiving routes with minimal equipment, in the boldest style imaginable. -- Jon Krakauer