Quotes of intention

  1. Why do I need succession planning? I'm very alert, I'm very vibrant. I have no intention to retire. – Sheldon Adelson
  2. In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention – Thomas Aquinas
  3. I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything. – Sean Bean
  4. Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention – Bill Bruford
  5. Some people come out going, I don't get it. And I don't quite know what they're trying to get, what they're struggling for. We have had the reaction where people leave the movie sort of uncomfortable and befuddled. Although that wasn't our intention – Joel Coen
  6. I don't have any friends and don't have any intention of making any. People will stab you in the back, mistreat you, talk about me behind your back, steal from you. And they're not really your friends. They're only there because you're a celebrity or because they want to get something from you. – Gary Coleman
  7. No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. – Christopher Columbus
  8. I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards. – Hugh Dancy
  9. The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall. – Helen Garner
  10. I've got absolutely no intention of ever going to play at another club. – Steven Gerrard
  11. I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray! – Alberto Giacometti
  12. My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum. – Mary MacLane
  13. However, intention needn't enter in, and if a reader sees things in a religious way, and the work is dogmatically acceptable, then I don't see why it should not be interpreted in that way, as well as in others. – James Schuyler
  14. It is my intention to proceed slowly with our trenches. – Peter Stuyvesant

Usage examples for intention

  1. He was sure of two things; sure in the first place that she had intended to let him know that she did not care about him; and then sure that she was aware of his intention in regard to Miss Boncassen. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. Such was not their intention – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  3. He knew well that such was her intention – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  4. His intention was to have a look round the place; and, after a glance at the doctor's house with its charming garden, he walked first in one direction and then in another, conscious of the fact that his two guards were always a short distance behind, but apparently bound on quite a different mission, for they never seemed to look at him once. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  5. Such is our fixed intention – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  6. And now you may guess my wish and my intention – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  7. It is our intention – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  8. " I have no wish to interfere, and have no intention of doing so," answered Harry. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. Whether we beat them off or whether they lacked the spirit to attack us it be impossible to determine, and it is enough to say that, whatever may have been their intention Mafeking remains as it was before the first shot was fired. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  10. At this time he had no intention of breaking with her. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  11. The Lord knows that is not my intention – Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana by Durham, Andrew Everett
  12. Is it his intention not to see Cecily at all? – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  13. After that Pall being there I spoke to my father about my intention not to keep her longer for such and such reasons, which troubled him and me also, and had like to have come to some high words between my mother and me, who is become a very simple woman. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  14. She was in the saddle almost before he was aware of her intention – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. I told myself that I had no intention of this. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. But his intention was never carried out. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  17. Lantier, having no intention of giving up, whispered things to her. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  18. " If Mr. Pip has the intention of going at once," said Wemmick to Mr. Jaggers, " he needn't write an answer, you know." – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  19. Perhaps it was intention – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. I have no intention of marrying any one. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood