Definitions: (1) straight to the goal without deviating; (2) straightforward and to the point; frank; using exact and precise language

Proverb: You need not travel to the moon to get across the street.

• We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. — Dolly Rebecca Parton (1946-) American singer-songwriter

• The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us. — Gabrielle Bernstein (1979-) American author & motivational speaker

• The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. — Vince Thomas Lombardi (1913-1970) American football coach