HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Responsibility

Today’s Hump Day Quote Day theme is Responsibility. You can check out the last theme, Imagination, here. Next weeks quote theme will be Fear.

Definition of Responsibility:

1) The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for trust, debt, or obligation.

2) That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the responsibilities of power.

So then what does it mean to be responsible?



1. Liable to be required to give account, as of one’s actions or of the discharge of a duty or trust.
2. Involving personal accountability or ability to act without guidance or superior authority: a responsible position within the firm.
3. Being a source or cause.
4. Able to make moral or rational decisions on one’s own and therefore answerable for one’s behavior.
5. Able to be trusted or depended upon; reliable.
6. Based on or characterized by good judgment or sound thinking: responsible journalism.
7. Having the means to pay debts or fulfill obligations.
8. Required to render account; answerable: The cabinet is responsible to the parliament.

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.

  • Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

An individual without information can’t take responsibility. An individual with information can’t help but take responsibility.

  • Jan Carlzon

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

  • Les Brown

Quality is everyone’s responsibility.

  • W. Edwards Deming

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.

  • Henry Kissinger

You can delegate authority, but you can never delegate responsibility for delegating a task to someone else. If you picked the right man, fine, but if you picked the wrong man, the responsibility is yours — not his.

  • Richard E. Krafve

The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.

  • Eugenio Montale

Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.

  • Billie Jean King

The average American is just like the child in the family. You give him some responsibility and he is going to amount to something. He is going to do something. If, on the other hand, you make him completely dependent and pamper him too much, you are going to make him soft, spoiled and eventually a very weak individual.

  • Richard Nixon

Whatever happens, take responsibility.

  • Tony Robbins

I feel more self-aware and I hope you feel the same. What was your favourite quote?

Rose Lagacé | @artdepartmental

Posted by Rose Lagacé

Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.

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