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Mos Def – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Mos Def

 

And remember don’t high post when you’re far from home, and high posting when you’re all alone.

– Mos Def


Good art provides people with a vocabulary about things they can’t articulate.

– Mos Def


With guys I revere, like Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X, their look is less about style than purpose and the expression of beauty. It wasn’t just about being noticed, you know?

– Mos Def


Focused. I’m a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else.

– Mos Def


I know what it feels like to have the door slammed firmly in my face, so I’m cool with that.

– Mos Def


I can’t control what people think. I’m not trying to manipulate people’s thoughts or sentiments. I write all the time. You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions. It’s machine-like how things are run now in hip-hop, and my ambitions are different.

– Mos Def


To me, the job of the artist is to provide a useful and intelligent vocabulary for the world to be able to articulate feelings they experience everyday, and otherwise wouldn’t have the means to express in a meaningful and useful way.

– Mos Def


You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions.

– Mos Def


I come from a family of very devout, praying people. That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn’t be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.

– Mos Def


I began to fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person, so I’ve been going by Yasiin since ’99. At first it was just for friends and family, but now I’m declaring it openly.

– Mos Def


Bob Marley performed the ‘One Love Peace’ concert in Jamaica with the two different warring political sides. There’s always been that in black music and culture in general. It’s no surprise because black music is such a reflection of what’s going on in black life. It’s not unusual for hip-hop.

– Mos Def


That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn’t be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.

– Mos Def


African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It’s not a dormant. It’s not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source a joy. Spreading positive vibrations.

– Mos Def


I don’t want to waste anyone’s time or money. I want to give people some truth and positive heart lift.

– Mos Def


I have no confidence issues with the impact or the quality of the music. No one in hip-hop, before this point and to this point, with all due respect, has done this.

– Mos Def



Neil Young – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Neil Young

 

Commitments are one of the worst things to have in the music business. They’re very annoying.

– Neil Young


One new feature or fresh take can change everything.

– Neil Young


It’s cool to go places where working people are happy.

– Neil Young


I think I’m going to be making country records for as long as I can see into the future. It’s much more down-home and real.

– Neil Young


All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the ’70s sounds nothing like the stuff from the ’80s, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the ’90s. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?

– Neil Young


Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there’s a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it’s all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record.

– Neil Young


I don’t like to be labeled, to be anything. I’ve made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it’s counter-productive.

– Neil Young


I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It’s a battle for me. I try not to be preachy. That’s a real danger.

– Neil Young


I just do what I do. I like to make music.

– Neil Young


Live music is better.

– Neil Young


My music isn’t anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock’n’roll, and it has an urgency to it.

– Neil Young


The ’60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.

– Neil Young


The thing about my music is, there really is no point.

– Neil Young


I’m not into organized religion. I’m into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we’re all just part of nature.

– Neil Young


I don’t like war. I particularly don’t like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.

– Neil Young



Muhammad Ali Jinnah – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Muhammad Ali Jinnah

 

Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


Failure is a word unknown to me.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


There are two powers in the world one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


Our object should be peace within, and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


Come forward as servants of Islam, organise the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah


We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.

– Muhammad Ali Jinnah



Ogden Nash – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Ogden Nash

 

Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.

– Ogden Nash


Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

– Ogden Nash


A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

– Ogden Nash


Certainly there are things in life that money can’t buy, but it’s very funny – Did you ever try buying then without money?

– Ogden Nash


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

– Ogden Nash


The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.

– Ogden Nash


There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.

– Ogden Nash


I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.

– Ogden Nash


To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it Whenever you’re right, shut up.

– Ogden Nash


Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.

– Ogden Nash


If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work.

– Ogden Nash


The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.

– Ogden Nash


Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

– Ogden Nash


The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.

– Ogden Nash


Women would rather be right than reasonable.

– Ogden Nash



Norman Schwarzkopf – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Norman Schwarzkopf

 

Had the United States and the United Kingdom gone on alone to capture Baghdad, under the provisions of the Geneva and Hague conventions we would have been considered occupying powers and therefore would have been responsible for all the costs of maintaining or restoring government, education and other services for the people of Iraq.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man, I want you to know that.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he’s a great military man.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


Well, unfortunately, I have always regretted the fact that I have a temper, but I also have, you know, have great love and respect for all of the people that have worked for me. I think like everything else, this is one of those things that has been blown out of proportion.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


First of all, Saddam did not win the war, even though he says he did, I mean, you know, that’s a joke and everybody in the world knows it.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


I hate war. Absolutely, I hate war.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


War is a profane thing.

– Norman Schwarzkopf



Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

 

Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Beware how you take away hope from any human being.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.



Mitch Daniels – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Mitch Daniels

 

Starting a new retirement plan for those below a certain age is something tens of millions of Americans have already been through at work.

– Mitch Daniels


No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be.

– Mitch Daniels


When they call the slightest spending reductions ‘painful’, we will say ‘If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?’ And ‘If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.’

– Mitch Daniels


The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.

– Mitch Daniels


All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy.

– Mitch Daniels


We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we ‘cling’ to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual – we spend less money than we take in.

– Mitch Daniels


If freedom’s best friends cannot unify around a realistic, actionable program of fundamental change, one that attracts and persuades a broad majority of our fellow citizens, big change will not come.

– Mitch Daniels


We believe it wrong ever to take a dollar from a free citizen without a very necessary public purpose, because each such taking diminishes the freedom to spend that dollar as its owner would prefer.

– Mitch Daniels


Among the weeds choking out growth and good government are the hundreds of boards, commissions, and advisory committees that have sprouted over the years. They devour time, money, and energy far beyond any real contribution they make.

– Mitch Daniels


The federal government now spends one of every four dollars in the entire economy. It borrows one of every three dollars it spends. No nation, no entity, large or small, public or private, can thrive, or survive intact, with debts as huge as ours.

– Mitch Daniels


Left to ourselves, we might pick the wrong health insurance, the wrong mortgage, the wrong school for our kids why, unless they stop us, we might pick the wrong light bulb.

– Mitch Daniels


We designed both our state employee health plans and the one we created for low-income Hoosiers as Health Savings Accounts, and now in the tens of thousands these citizens are proving that they are fully capable of making smart, consumerist choices about their own health care.

– Mitch Daniels


In fact, it works the other way: A government as big and bossy as this one is maintained on the backs of the middle class and those who hope to join it.

– Mitch Daniels


But if our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won’t have much strength and, eventually, we won’t have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a ‘robust strategy.’

– Mitch Daniels


If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won’t have much strength and, eventually, we won’t have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a ‘robust strategy.’

– Mitch Daniels



Mary J. Blige – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Mary J. Blige

 

I’ve just been growing right along. It’s painful, but it’s a great pain, and I like suffering for great results. It’s like going to the gym. It hurts really bad at first, but after a couple of months and after that diet, you’re looking so hot.

– Mary J. Blige


When I was a child I didn’t care about getting an education, and I didn’t finish high school.

– Mary J. Blige


I wish I had an extra day with my mom sometimes. Or another hour in the day with my family, husband and children.

– Mary J. Blige


It was only for two years, and I jumped from family to family. It’s very scary.

– Mary J. Blige


In the inner city, there’s a mentality that the government owes you something. My breakthrough came when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and took responsibility for every part of my life. No more pity parties. I’ve gotta love me more than anybody else loves me.

– Mary J. Blige


I do consider myself part of black history.

– Mary J. Blige


I don’t think there’s anything they can say about me that I haven’t said about myself already. And I would be an absolute total liar, and my fans would not respect me, if I said that my life and my marriage are perfect. But we absolutely love each other we have fun together – it’s great.

– Mary J. Blige


Music makes us want to live. You don’t know how many times people have told me that they’d been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That’s the power music has.

– Mary J. Blige


I barely have time for my own children. To adopt more children and not have time for them, that would be poor parenting on my part.

– Mary J. Blige


Don’t give up, be positive and if you know someone who knows someone at a record company don’t stop beating down their door till you get heard. Don’t ever say it’ll never happen or it’ll never happen.

– Mary J. Blige


You demand respect and you’ll get it. First of all, you give respect.

– Mary J. Blige


I remember a time when all my fans were crying and sad and going through hell. Now, we’re trying to uplift each other and accept ourselves for who we are, even if nobody else does.

– Mary J. Blige


I don’t listen to people’s opinions. I have people around me who I can trust, but most of all I listen to myself.

– Mary J. Blige


You can hate me. You can go out there and say anything you want about me, But you will love me later because I told you the truth.

– Mary J. Blige


Really, every woman is an example to me, because as women we go through so much pain. We have to live this perfect life when we are messed up inside. We all go through trials and tribulations.

– Mary J. Blige



Mao Zedong – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Mao Zedong

 

The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.

– Mao Zedong


If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.

– Mao Zedong


Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.

– Mao Zedong


The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.

– Mao Zedong


Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.

– Mao Zedong


Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.

– Mao Zedong


The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.

– Mao Zedong


Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.

– Mao Zedong


Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.

– Mao Zedong


Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.

– Mao Zedong


There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

– Mao Zedong


Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

– Mao Zedong


War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.

– Mao Zedong


Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one it is man and not materials that counts.

– Mao Zedong


Women hold up half the sky.

– Mao Zedong



Manuel Puig – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Manuel Puig

 

I like the beauty of Faulkner’s poetry. But I don’t like his themes, not at all.

– Manuel Puig


I’ve never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized.

– Manuel Puig


I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It’s closer to our dreams.

– Manuel Puig


What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don’t they?

– Manuel Puig


I am very interested in what has been called bad taste. I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste stops us from venturing into special cultural zones.

– Manuel Puig


In a country like France, so ancient, their history is full of outstanding people, so they carry a heavy weight on their back. Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert?

– Manuel Puig


Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed.

– Manuel Puig


It doesn’t matter that the way of life shown by Hollywood was phony. It helped you hope.

– Manuel Puig


I don’t think humor is forced upon my universe it’s a part of it.

– Manuel Puig


My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor.

– Manuel Puig


For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it’s essential to be free.

– Manuel Puig


Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing.

– Manuel Puig


I’m not terribly happy about rock and roll. Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing it makes you feel like an idiot.

– Manuel Puig


If it’s great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished. It’s a positive force.

– Manuel Puig


We should try to understand our innermost needs. We shouldn’t use irony to reduce their power.

– Manuel Puig



Major Owens – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Major Owens

 

The problem was just a mean attitude that festers and has to be challenged.

– Major Owens


The ownership of computers in the home is far less than the statistics show, because usually when the computer breaks down once, that is the end of it for a long, long time. They do not have the money or incentive to get the computer repaired.

– Major Owens


Education technology and school construction go together. Modernization, updating education facilities, and making a capital investment in education are all included.

– Major Owens


Education technology is very important because we have a massive challenge in public schools.

– Major Owens


Excitement in education and student productivity, the ability to get a result that you want from students, go together and cannot be separated.

– Major Owens


I will continue my activities related to education in one way or another. I certainly would have at the top my agenda, with respect to education, the need to do much better with modern educational technology.

– Major Owens


You have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power.

– Major Owens


I have a great deal of respect and admiration for people who put themselves on the line.

– Major Owens


I do not think we are ever going to be able to, for a long time, get the kind of quality of school personnel that we need in our schools, especially in the areas of science and math. One of the answers to that problem is to use more educational technology.

– Major Owens


Children are already accustomed to a world that moves faster and is more exciting than anything a teacher in front of a classroom can do.

– Major Owens


We can not wait until we have enough trained people willing to work at a teacher’s salary and under conditions imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom.

– Major Owens


I would like to spend my next two years showing how the aim of making technology available to every young person can be built into the effort to make our nation more secure. That is my latest concern and what I will be pushing over the next two years.

– Major Owens


Technology tools such as laptops are the kind of help that we need. A program that provides laptops for all youngsters would close a gap that most of us are not aware of, or will not admit to, which is a tremendous gap in the poor communities.

– Major Owens


Therefore, you are not training young people for the world of today and the world of tomorrow unless you are doing proven technology training. That is one of the reasons I’m so concerned.

– Major Owens


We can close the gap and improve what happens in the classroom by using educational technology that is the same high quality everywhere.

– Major Owens


We can do it better, more consistently, and in the end, it will cost us less because the students that we produce will be superior to those without technology experience.

– Major Owens



Meister Eckhart – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Meister Eckhart

 

When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.

– Meister Eckhart


You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.

– Meister Eckhart


All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.

– Meister Eckhart


Every creature is a word of God.

– Meister Eckhart


God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.

– Meister Eckhart


God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.

– Meister Eckhart


One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.

– Meister Eckhart


The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.

– Meister Eckhart


To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.

– Meister Eckhart


We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity… But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.

– Meister Eckhart


A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.

– Meister Eckhart


The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.

– Meister Eckhart


If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

– Meister Eckhart


Words derive their power from the original word.

– Meister Eckhart


Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.

– Meister Eckhart


The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great.

– Meister Eckhart



Malcolm Turnbull – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Malcolm Turnbull

 

The question of whether or to what extent human activities are causing global warming is not a matter of ideology, let alone of belief. The issue is simply one of risk management.

– Malcolm Turnbull


It is our job, as members of parliament, to legislate with an eye to the long term future, to look over the horizon beyond the next election and ensure that as far as we can what we do today will make Australia a better place, a safer place, for future generations to live in.

– Malcolm Turnbull


To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence – we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child – we apologise, and we are sorry.

– Malcolm Turnbull


We need to recognise that the whole edifice of our fifth estate, of our journalism, has been built on a foundation of newspaper journalism and that that foundation is crumbling. The management of the media companies will deny that the end is nigh. I hope they are right.

– Malcolm Turnbull


China and India will take the global leadership on climate change: they are suffering for it.

– Malcolm Turnbull


Do the bishops seriously imagine that legalising gay marriage will result in thousands of parties to heterosexual marriages suddenly deciding to get divorced so they can marry a person of the same sex?

– Malcolm Turnbull


Let us be honest with each other. The threat to marriage is not the gays. It is a lack of loving commitment – whether it is found in the form of neglect, indifference, cruelty or adultery, to name just a few manifestations of the loveless desert in which too many marriages come to grief.

– Malcolm Turnbull


Those who condemn gay marriage, yet are silent or indifferent to the breakdown of marriage and divorce, are, in my view, missing the real issue.

– Malcolm Turnbull


My commitment to the Republican movement was pure and simply patriotism, a love of Australia… a desire or passion that all of our national symbols should be unequivocally and unambiguously Australian.

– Malcolm Turnbull


Broadcasters or politicians or writers who think that they are respecting Struggle Street, the battlers, by dumbing things down into one-line sound bites are not respecting them, they are treating them with contempt. It’s our job above all in politics to tackle the big issues and to explain them.

– Malcolm Turnbull


I will go to the next election saying to Australians, vote for me, vote for the Liberal Party, and I will become your PM. So I’m offering myself as the alternative PM – that’s one way people describe the Leader of the Opposition – but I’m not in politics for myself to realize a personal ambition.

– Malcolm Turnbull


It is our job above all in politics to tackle the big issues and to explain them, and have the honesty to say to people, ‘There are no easy solutions here.’

– Malcolm Turnbull


The only reason to be in politics is public service. There’s no other reason. Frankly, if that’s the best job you can get in terms of money, that’s too bad, you know. Because frankly, it’s not well paid, everyone knows that. So for most people it’s a big sacrifice.

– Malcolm Turnbull


The proliferation of outlets that digital technology has enabled has itself contributed to the changing nature of what we regard as ‘news’ and the way in which many citizens perceive politics.

– Malcolm Turnbull


If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions, then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism.

– Malcolm Turnbull


Look at countries like China, they are determined to dominate all clean technology areas, putting lots of money into wind, solar, electric vehicles and battery storage. America’s political impotence, caused by their terrible partisanship, will see them left behind.

– Malcolm Turnbull



Mark Wahlberg – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Mark Wahlberg

 

I don’t wanna hear nobody complain that they’re getting paid all this money and people won’t leave them alone. It’s part of it.

– Mark Wahlberg


And I tell you, having girls has made me a much better man. I have friends who are fathers, but they only have boys, and they have the same attitude toward women they always had, you know? And I don’t play that… My girls, you mess with them? I will bury you underground.

– Mark Wahlberg


For me, family always comes first I would do anything to protect them.

– Mark Wahlberg


I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night.

– Mark Wahlberg


It’s funny, because when you’re younger you’re in a rush to be 18 or 21 or whatever. But then you hit 30. And now, the days go by like hours. You think, 40, man, this could be the halfway point. It could be the three-quarters point, you know? Who knows?

– Mark Wahlberg


I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.

– Mark Wahlberg


As far as I’m concerned, there’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.

– Mark Wahlberg


I don’t go to Mass every day. But I go to church every day. Just sitting there, thinking – it’s a great way to start the morning, you know? You feel so good coming out, and your approach to everything is suddenly really clear.

– Mark Wahlberg


All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.

– Mark Wahlberg


I’ve been in enough movies to know that when you’re on the set and you start shooting, you’re looking at playback and you get a sense of what it’s going to be like.

– Mark Wahlberg


James Cagney, Steve McQueen, I loved all those guys. I grew up loving the movies but had no desire to be in them.

– Mark Wahlberg


Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.

– Mark Wahlberg


He’s a legend and I respect his work, so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set. He was nice but I think he lied a little. He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me, but I don’t believe it.

– Mark Wahlberg


You know, there’s nothing like seeing the smile on my kids’ faces. Laughing together. Playing. It’s the best.

– Mark Wahlberg


Tiger Woods is the only sports star who’s worth every penny he makes.

– Mark Wahlberg


The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.

– Mark Wahlberg



Mary Wollstonecraft – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft

 

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Virtue can only flourish among equals.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


No man chooses evil because it is evil he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


If women be educated for dependence that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?

– Mary Wollstonecraft


I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Children, I grant, should be innocent but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test.

– Mary Wollstonecraft


Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.

– Mary Wollstonecraft



Otto von Bismarck – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Otto von Bismarck

 

An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.

– Otto von Bismarck


A government must not waiver once it has chosen it’s course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.

– Otto von Bismarck


Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

– Otto von Bismarck


The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

– Otto von Bismarck


The main thing is to make history, not to write it.

– Otto von Bismarck


Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.

– Otto von Bismarck


Politics is not an exact science.

– Otto von Bismarck


Politics is the art of the next best.

– Otto von Bismarck


Politics is the art of the possible.

– Otto von Bismarck


Politics ruins the character.

– Otto von Bismarck


The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.

– Otto von Bismarck


To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.

– Otto von Bismarck


When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.

– Otto von Bismarck


Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.

– Otto von Bismarck


Be polite write diplomatically even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.

– Otto von Bismarck


People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

– Otto von Bismarck



Og Mandino – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Og Mandino

 

The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.

– Og Mandino


Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

– Og Mandino


Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

– Og Mandino


Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

– Og Mandino


Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is… the highway to success.

– Og Mandino


I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.

– Og Mandino


Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.

– Og Mandino


It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.

– Og Mandino


You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.

– Og Mandino


Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

– Og Mandino


Do all things with love.

– Og Mandino


I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.

– Og Mandino


Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.

– Og Mandino


To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you’re dead.

– Og Mandino


Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

– Og Mandino


Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!

– Og Mandino



Michael Jackson – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Michael Jackson

 

I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we’re a show business family and we all work.

– Michael Jackson


I rememeber one time we were getting ready to go to South America and everything was packed up and in the car ready to go and I hid and I was crying because I really did not want to go, I wanted to play. I did not want to go.

– Michael Jackson


I just wish I could understand my father.

– Michael Jackson


The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.

– Michael Jackson


When I see children, I see the face of God. That’s why I love them so much. That’s what I see.

– Michael Jackson


People write negatives things, cause they feel that’s what sells. Good news to them, doesn’t sell.

– Michael Jackson


The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music.

– Michael Jackson


There were times when I had great times with my brothers, pillow fights and things, but I was, used to always cry from loneliness.

– Michael Jackson


Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.

– Michael Jackson


The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.

– Michael Jackson


Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this, this isn’t him. This is not him.

– Michael Jackson


Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And – and we have bus loads of kids, who don’t get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it.

– Michael Jackson


And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I’d see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.

– Michael Jackson


Well, especially now I come to realize – and then – I would do my schooling which was three hours with a tutor and right after that I would go to the recording studio and record, and I’d record for hours and hours until it’s time to go to sleep.

– Michael Jackson


Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child.

– Michael Jackson


It’s a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It’s not the truth I’m here to say. You know, don’t judge a person, do not pass judgement, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don’t care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie.

– Michael Jackson



Michael Caine – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Michael Caine

 

I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can’t deal with a woman of their own age.

– Michael Caine


Save your money. You’re going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.

– Michael Caine


The difference between a movie star and a movie actor is this – a movie star will say, ‘How can I change the script to suit me?’ and a movie actor will say. ‘How can I change me to suit the script?’

– Michael Caine


My problem was that I was blond. There were no heroes with blond hair. Robert Taylor and Henry Fonda, they all had dark hair. The only one I found was Van Johnson, who wasn’t too cool. He was a nice, homely American boy. So I created my own image. It worked.

– Michael Caine


For all my education, accomplishments, and so called ‘wisdom’… I can’t fathom my own heart.

– Michael Caine


In the sixties, everyone you knew became famous. My flatmate was Terence Stamp. My barber was Vidal Sassoon. David Hockney did the menu in a restaurant I went to. I didn’t know anyone unknown who didn’t become famous.

– Michael Caine


Funny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons.

– Michael Caine


Hollywood is a cross between a health farm, a recreation center and an insane asylum. It’s a company town, and I happen to like the company!

– Michael Caine


I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold – we don’t interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don’t scream in your face with tears – we go home and cry on our own.

– Michael Caine


If you go away on location for three months and your wife stays at home, you’ve made a whole new load of friends and she’s made a whole new load of friends and you get home and you’re kind of strangers.

– Michael Caine


I’m every bourgeois nightmare – a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.

– Michael Caine


I feel like 35. At 35 you’re old enough to know something and young enough to look forward to what you can do with the knowledge. So I stayed at 35!

– Michael Caine


I don’t work very much, and I just sit here waiting for a script that I can’t refuse – and I’m not talking about money.

– Michael Caine


I am in so many movies that are on TV at 2:00 a.m. that people think I am dead.

– Michael Caine


January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.

– Michael Caine


My wife comes with me on all the movies, but she is not an appendage to a film star or anything like that. She is a completely intertwined partner. She is the other half of me. Also, we’re still very much in love with each other. We always have been, we always will be.

– Michael Caine



Mike Mills – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Mike Mills

 

There’s great sadness and life doesn’t work out like you would want, on a lot of levels, but there’s no need to feel all alone. This happens to everybody, so there’s no self-pity. This is the ride that humans are on, and all of it is essential for our natural part of it.

– Mike Mills


Being a good Hans Haacke student, part of his influence on me is that there’s no difference between a gallery show and a film – or even an ad and a T-shirt-in terms of cultural legitimacy. They’re just different contexts in which to have some sort of communication.

– Mike Mills


My dad’s gay experiences really had a very positive influence on me and my straight relationships – how to better accept all the weirdness and ambiguity and ups and downs and paradoxes. I knew from the beginning I was writing about love.

– Mike Mills


OK, so my parents were married in 1955 and my mom knew my dad was gay and my dad knew he was gay and so I was, like, ‘Why in the heck did you get married?’ Like, what was going on? What was that time? It’s like this crazy paradox that my whole life is based on, or my family’s based on. So I spent a lot of time trying to understand ’55.

– Mike Mills


It’s funny now how much we look at – whatever you want to call it: art, design, culture stuff, film – online, and how in the online world, you’re instantly global.

– Mike Mills


My experience, with both my parents, is that grief has a lot of down, sad things, but I was also really emotionally raw, in the first year after each of them passed. Flowers smelled more intensely, my relationships were hotter, and I was more willing to risk. I was going for it a lot more. I was ‘unsober’ and I wasn’t playing by my rules.

– Mike Mills


Sadness is a super important thing not to be ashamed about but to include in our lives. One of the bigger problems with sadness or depression is there’s so much shame around it. If you have it you’re a failure. You are felt as being very unattractive.

– Mike Mills


People ask ‘How does doing a film compare to doing an ad?’ Well, when you’re doing a commercial you don’t have to sell tickets. You have a captured audience. Which is actually completely rare and great it gives you a lot of freedom. When you make a film, you have to do advertisements for the film.

– Mike Mills


I am intrigued by inanimate objects. They’re a piece of history, someone’s statement and ideas of life.

– Mike Mills


Life doesn’t just happen it’s constructed through the history of power. And that’s something I am interested in and so is the art world: a world that’s trying to engage socially, with a leftist slant, to work out how we got here.

– Mike Mills


To me, sadness and humor aren’t disrelated and humor is the best tool I’ve had against the sadness in my life.

– Mike Mills


I think that animals aren’t less intelligent than humans, they’re just of a different intelligence. We have five million smell-sensitive cells in our nose, they have two hundred and fifty million – they can smell emotion. They can smell different types of emotion, they just have another type of intelligence.

– Mike Mills


There’s some movies I watch, they’re kind of like my anti-anxiety pill, my anti-depressant pill. I watch them at least once or twice a month probably. And I never stop learning from them as a filmmaker.

– Mike Mills


I guess I watch movies to make myself happier a lot.

– Mike Mills


I think I make films to help bolster and feed the part of me that wants to remain in a positive relationship with the world and to engage in it. So hopefully in non-sentimental ways, I’m trying to make something that helps make me happy.

– Mike Mills


Shooting a film is like a kismet quest. You have thirty days and you need magic to happen. So that’s why I wear suits. I’m praying to the gods, and I’m doing everything I can to respect the powers of the world.

– Mike Mills