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I don't ever remember a single day of hopelessness. I knew from the history of the labor movement, especially of the black people, that it was an undertaking of great trial. That, live or die, I had to stick with it, and we had to win.~A. Philip Randolph


History Day Great

Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind.~Adam Weishaupt


History Nothing Right

China is an old nation with a colourful history. Its booming economy has triggered an appetite and a curiosity around the world for its art and culture, one that continues to grow. I can, however, tell people that it is a show with no actor.~Ai Weiwei


Art History Culture

Civil disobedience has an honourable history, and when the urgency and moral clarity cross a certain threshold, then I think that civil disobedience is quite understandable, and it has a role to play.~Al Gore


History Clarity Play

As people get more desperate, history suggests that they're not going to rise in a mighty proletarian tidal wave and wash away their oppressors. They're gonna turn on each other.~Alan Moore


History People Rise

The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the Civil Rights community. We are proud that he has been the best Attorney General on Civil Rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most.~Al Sharpton


Time Best History

England in the '60s and the '70s was everything that history has said; it was phenomenally exciting, musically.~Alan Rickman


History Everything Said

History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of protracted periods of low risk premiums.~Alan Greenspan


History Risk Dealt

I don't think you can separate a place from its history. I think a place is much more than the bricks and mortar that go into its construction. I think it's more than the accidental topography of the ground it stands on.~Alan Moore


History Construction You

In history, psychedelic plants were used by priests and shamans with a desire to discover the interior.~Alejandro Jodorowsky


History Plants Desire

Yosemite has the most impressive and accessible granite big walls in the world. The rock is amazing. And because of that, it's been the mecca for climbing in the U.S. - and the world to a large degree - for all of climbing history. It's the place to test yourself against the historic routes of the past.~Alex Honnold


History Past World

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.~Alexander Smith


History Me Library

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.~Alexis de Tocqueville


History Gallery Pictures

There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline.~Andy Grove


Change History Moment

Well I teach in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. So that's my primary work. I lecture on various campuses and in various communities across the country and other parts of the world.~Angela Davis


Work History World

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there's nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.~Ani DiFranco


History Friends Looking

We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time - like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.~Anne Lamott


Time Children History

Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.~Anne Sullivan


History Light World

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.~Ansel Adams


Nature Art History

Originalism is sort of subspecies of textualism. Textualism means you are governed by the text. That's the only thing that is relevant to your decision, not whether the outcome is desirable, not whether legislative history says this or that. But the text of the statute.~Antonin Scalia


History Decision You

Do I feel any pressure as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history? None at all. The only pressures that I know I face are those of how to pay it forward: How can I continually make a positive impact in people's lives, help others achieve their dreams, create their own Olympic mindset, creating champions within themselves?~Apolo Ohno


Positive Dreams History

Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.~Arnold J. Toynbee


History Moral Now

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.~Arnold J. Toynbee


History God Vision

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.~Arnold J. Toynbee


History Civilization

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.~Arthur C. Clarke


History Religion May

History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.~Arnold J. Toynbee


Life History Action

What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.~Arthur Erickson


History Man Civilization

When you say things like, 'We have to wipe out the Taliban,' what does that mean? The Taliban is not a fixed number of people. The Taliban is an ideology that has sprung out of a history that, you know, America created anyway.~Arundhati Roy


History People America

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.~Ayn Rand


History May Government

Reading a newspaper is like reading someone's letters, as opposed to a biography or a history. The writer really does not know what will happen. A novelist needs to feel what that is like.~A. S. Byatt


History Reading Know

That President Mohammad Khatami's policies have been blocked is the bitterest incident in the contemporary Iranian history. This means that the wishes of millions of people who voted for Khatami and called for freedom and justice have been ignored... Why should cultural activities and journalism be so risky in Iran?~Abdolkarim Soroush


History Freedom Justice

When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children's public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group.~Adam Hamilton


Children History School

History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.~Adora Svitak


History Day Challenge

From the dawn of history, science has probed the universe of unknowns, searching for the uniting laws of nature.~Ahmed Zewail


Nature History Science

November is Hip-Hop History Month, where we give celebration to what hip hop has done to bring together people of the world, people of all nationalities, young people, all the political systems and politicians on the planet.~Afrika Bambaataa


History Together World

False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news.~Adrienne Rich


History Truth Day

History suggests the 2010s will give rise to a super-unicorn or two that reflect the key tech wave of the decade, the mobile web.~Aileen Lee


History Rise Wave

When I was growing up, I had lots of smart classmates that were girls, but none of us were really pushed into math or computers or anything like that. Girls took AP history and AP English and AP European history. And boys took calculus and physics.~Aileen Lee


History Smart Growing Up

I love insane, stupid comedy, but I can only make it work if it's a character I can give some history to and make real. Like the guy I played in 'Little Miss Sunshine.' He's a maniac, but to me he was absolutely believable.~Alan Arkin


Love Work History

For much of Toyota's history, we have ensured the quality and reliability of our vehicles by placing a device called an andon cord on every production line - and empowering any team member to halt production if there's an assembly problem. Only when the problem is resolved does the line begin to move again.~Akio Toyoda


History Team Quality

I always like to break out and address the audience. In 'The History Boys', for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up.~Alan Bennett


History Doing Action

I don't really write plots. I use history as the engine that drives everything.~Alan Furst


History Everything Engine

We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past.~Aleksander Kwasniewski


Attitude History Service

And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future.~Aleksander Kwasniewski


Friendship Future History

The Bush administration will go down in history as the Torture Team.~Alex Gibney


History Team Down

In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found.~Alfred Russel Wallace


Food History Details

It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them.~Alfred Russel Wallace


History Animals Habits

Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay.~Alice Roosevelt Longworth


History Woman Her

Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.~Alphonse de Lamartine


History Details Human

I loved history in my school days, and I have always been a voracious reader. But in India, you end up doing MBA, engineering or medicine.~Amish Tripathi


History School End

Mythology and history are my passion. I grew up in a religious family and learnt about our scriptures and philosophies. It's the language I'm comfortable with.~Amish Tripathi


Family History Passion

In the India I was growing up in, history wasn't really a wise career option. People would joke and say, 'History's okay, but what's your actual job?' I didn't come from a privileged background and couldn't afford to be irresponsible, so I did the pragmatic thing and did a MBA.~Amish Tripathi


History Wise Job

Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.~Andre Malraux


Love Time History

The mainstream media choose to flaunt story lines that make white America appear guilty of continued institutional racism, while black racism against whites is ignored as an acceptable disposition given our nation's history.~Andrew Breitbart


History Racism Black

My work is not about my life history. It's not about the story of my neurosis.~Anish Kapoor


Life Work History

All through history, there have always been movements where business was not just about the accumulation of proceeds but also for the public good.~Anita Roddick


Business History Good

I want people to be excited about cooling towers and megasheds; they're as much part of our history as the rural barn.~Antony Gormley


History People Want

The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.~Arthur Koestler


History War Man

Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.~Arthur Koestler


History Politics End

It is a fact that the Left routinely resists, then as now: Americans fought and died in Vietnam for freedom, just as they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Whatever mistakes generals and policymakers have made along the way cannot detract from that essential truth - which should be a part of any reliable history.~Arthur L. Herman


History Freedom Truth

It is not history, theology or mythology that interest me. It is the fact that history, theology or mythology could have alternative interpretations or explanations. I try to connect the dots between the past and the present.~Ashwin Sanghi


History Past Me

I like storytelling movies and more than that I like historical movies; and I think someday I'll definitely make a movie about the past 50 years history.~Asghar Farhadi


History Past Movies

I believe that patterns tend to repeat themselves and there are connections between the past and the present. There is the old proverb that reads, 'You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been'. For me, history is like that. When you take history and combine it with myth, then you get mystery.~Ashwin Sanghi


History Past Believe

Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.~Auguste Rodin


History Man Joy

I learned French in Tunis, along with Arabic. I also learned French history. I knew the entire history of the kings of France. And I was fascinated by Versailles.~Azzedine Alaia


History Kings Along

Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.~A. J. P. Taylor


History Mistakes Past

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.~A. J. P. Taylor


History Mistakes Past

Beyonce is a beautiful, elegant woman who is also a wonderful dancer. And her voice is sublime. Just like her husband, Jay-Z, Beyonce has real talent. They are both the kind of truly great artist who will be remembered by history. Their child will be lucky to have such talented parents.~Azzedine Alaia


History Beautiful Parents

Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.~A. J. P. Taylor


History Human Shape

If the American government can't stand behind the dollar, the world's benchmark currency, then the global financial system will very likely enter a new era in which there is much less trade and much less economic growth. It would be, by most accounts, the largest self-imposed financial disaster in history.~Adam Davidson


History Growth World

Poverty is not the simple result of bad geography, bad culture, bad history. It's the result of us: of the ways that people choose to organize their societies.~Adam Davidson


History Culture Simple

The genius of vinyl is that it allows - commands! - us to put our fingerprints all over that history: to blend and chop and reconfigure it, mock and muse upon it, backspin and skip through it.~Adam Mansbach


History Genius Blend

I must be the only person in 'Strictly' history who's actually put on weight during rehearsals.~Abbey Clancy


History Person Must

Our history is not our destiny.~Alan Cohen


History Destiny Our

When President Teddy Roosevelt posed for the cameras astride a massive steam shovel during construction of the Panama Canal in 1906, it was more than a simple photo op. Though the scene was clearly staged, it symbolized a crucial moment in American history.~Alan Huffman


History Moment Simple

From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger there was but one man without whom English history must have taken a different turn, and that was William Pitt the elder.~Albert Bushnell Hart


History Man Orange

Few characters in history are indispensable.~Albert Bushnell Hart


History Characters Few

'War and Peace' holds a strange place in literary history, participating in the crowning of realism as a substantial and serious literary mode in America, even as the novel also contributed to the argument that historical fiction could be by nature dangerous, illegitimate, and inaccurate.~Alexander Chee


Nature History War

You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism.~Alexander Haig


History Failure Look

Fate and history have a similar feeling. They are weird mirrors to each other.~Alexander Chee


History Fate Weird

You know, it's very clear, as one looks back on history again of the Cold War that, following the crisis in Cuba, following the Khrushchev - beating down of Jack Kennedy in Vienna, that President Kennedy believed that we had to join the battle for the Third World, and the next crisis that developed in that regards was Vietnam.~Alexander Haig


History War Battle

Racial history is therefore natural history and the mysticism of the soul at one and the same time; but the history of the religion of the blood, conversely, is the great world story of the rise and downfall of peoples, their heroes and thinkers, their inventors and artists.~Alfred Rosenberg


Time History Religion

Hip-hop has had this history where the predecessor just is so harsh and not nice to the next coming generation that it creates this separation and this gap.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad


History Generation Nice

Raphael Saadiq said to me, quite often, that Chuck D was his history teacher. And so he got a lot from the music, things that he wasn't getting maybe in school. And I feel the same way with regards to Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad


Music Teacher History

My favourite finds are often antique pieces with a history.~Alice Temperley


History Antique Favourite

I actually completely suck at being a bioethicist. What I do is history of medicine and patient advocacy. Patient advocacy is actually the opposite of bioethics, because bioethicists are the people who increasingly set up and justify the systems we patient advocates have to fight.~Alice Dreger


History Fight People

Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically, or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact, they would not stand connected as art, for no one experiences raw history.~Allen Tate


Art History Stand

A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all.~Allen Tate


History Alone May

In a lot of movies, African-Americans are either maids or slaves, but that's not all they were. We need to show that. And we can't keep erasing history.~Allison Schroeder


History Movies Slaves

History is a certain way, but you just change the point of view a little bit, and you discover a whole new side of it.~Allison Schroeder


Change History View

We learned the value of research in World War II.~Amar Bose


History War World

Like the seasons of the year, like history, truth also repeats itself. But we seldom recognize it when great poets or true artists - the prophets and the priests of our day - present it to us in garments spick and span, following the fashion of the age, the slant of its fancy, the turn and temper of its mind.~Ameen Rihani


History Age Truth

The most important in the history of nations and individuals was once the most trivial, and vice versa. The plebeian, who is called today the 'man in the street,' can never see and understand the significance of the hidden seed of things, which in time must develop or die.~Ameen Rihani


Time History Today

The Bush administration is the most diverse in history because the president fills jobs on the basis of a person's capabilities and qualifications, not on the color of his or her skin.~Alphonso Jackson


History Color Her

I'm obsessed with history, especially WWII and the Jews in Europe during the Holocaust.~Amy Heckerling


History Holocaust Europe

I really believed that if I could play that character, who is grounded in the earth and the history of the United States - not the kind of role I usually play - it would help me change the perception out there and my own perception of what I can accomplish as a performer.~Andrea Martin


Change History Character

As part of the E.U., my children can have the freedom and the opportunity to work and live across Europe; to be ambitious in the world's largest market; and to access so much of the history, the culture and the opportunity which is our common European heritage.~Andrew Lansley


Work Children History

Freedom has no history.~Andrew Cohen


History Freedom

It's a common part of the narrative of the history of Christianity that it was 'real' religion that involved real spirituality and real faith, and that's why it's completely superseded the more pagan polytheistic practices.~Ann Leckie


History Faith Religion

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.~Angela Carter


History Experience Book

Mythology contains a rich history of legendary weapons, most famously 'Excalibur,' weapons that could only be used by the pure of heart.~Ann Nocenti


History Heart Rich

We all had to learn Southern accents. It wasn't a big research show. With the 'Wounded Knee' project, I locked myself in my apartment with history books so I would know what we're talking about.~Anna Paquin


History Myself Learn

What does the artist do? He draws connections. He ties the invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the manifest cosmos.~Anselm Kiefer


History End Beginning

History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history.~Anselm Kiefer


History Power People

If I do something that depresses, it's not because I'm depressed, but because political life and history is depressing.~Anselm Kiefer


Life History Political

History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images.~Anselm Kiefer


History Changes Thinking

I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told me about the carnage of the First World War, which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history.~Antonio Tabucchi


History War World

Throughout history, story telling was at the very beginning of life.~Anthony Horowitz


Life History Beginning

At a purely practical level, history is important because it provides the basic skills needed for students to go further in sociology, politics, international relations and economics. History is also an ideal discipline for almost all careers in the law, the civil service and the private sector.~Antony Beevor


History Service Politics

Teaching the history of the British Empire links in with that of the world: for better and for worse, the Empire made us what we are, forming our national identity. A country that does not understand its own history is unlikely to respect that of others.~Antony Beevor


History Respect World

Without an understanding of history, we are politically, culturally and socially impoverished. If we sacrifice history to economic pressures or to budget cuts, we will lose a part of who we are.~Antony Beevor


History Sacrifice Lose

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.~Anwar Sadat


History You Solution

There's no relationship to the narrative anymore. People want their own interpretation of history. We're compartmentalizing, forgetting what came directly before, like it's not a big deal. That, to me, is a crime.~Ariel Pink


Relationship History Me

At the same time the folk boom was happening, the civil rights movement was happening, the anti-war movement was happening, the ban the bomb movement was happening, the environmental movement was happening. There was suddenly a generation ready to change the course of history.~Arlo Guthrie


Change Time History

For starters, this country embodies something utterly unique: History's first democratic empire. Beginning in the post war era, we have used free trade and democracy to create a series of interlocking relationships that end war.~Armstrong Williams


History War End

The history of the relationship between comedy and swimming is short indeed. Of course it is always funny when someone falls into water, but that's about it.~Arthur Smith


Funny Relationship History

To understand a science, it is necessary to know its history.~Auguste Comte


History Science Know

Granted, everybody is different, but I think it's real important to know all the people that you are around, and how they operate their history, and things like that. You know where they are coming from a little bit, and you don't insult them, or take something for granted.~Austin Seferian-Jenkins


History People Important

I have a cousin who is a spiritual advisor for Native veterans in Canada, so I'm very familiar with the history of Natives in the military. And growing up as an American Indian myself, the story of Ira Hayes is one that is often told.~Adam Beach


History Myself Spiritual

'History Is All You Left Me' is about the loss of your first love and how you move on beyond that and if you can.~Adam Silvera


Love History Loss

Countries only have certain opportunities in history, and if you do not take advantage of them, those opportunities don't ever come back to you again.~Adolfo Aguilar Zinser


History Opportunities You

Surely every band wants to be a pivotal point in history.~Alex Kapranos


History Band Point

The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.~Albert J. Nock


Positive History Testimony

Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone.~Albert J. Nock


Life Knowledge History

I grew up reading thrillers, science fiction, fantasy - you name it - and one day I asked myself if there was a reason why a fear of spiders was so common. Was there something buried deep in our evolutionary history that made being scared of spiders a survival instinct?~Alexi Zentner


History Myself Fear

I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to comics history.~Alison Bechdel


History Pretty Comics

A triumph in which Kissinger could claim to have played some little part, in the presidential elections that November, President Richard Nixon had won the second greatest landslide in American history. Forty-seven million Americans had voted for him - and for his and Kissinger's policies - representing more than 60 percent of all the votes cast.~Alistair Horne


History Greatest American

Though not the longest battle in history - that was Verdun - Stalingrad was certainly the most pitiless, an adjective that reappears regularly in Mr. Beevor's classic work.~Alistair Horne


Work History Battle

The contribution of Islam to history and modern civilization is the product of the efforts of peoples of many races and tongues which came to accept its way of life.~Aly Khan


Life History Islam

My wife likes history and documentaries, but I'm not so keen on them. I generally go and do some work if there's one of those on.~Andrew Davies


Work Wife History

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice.~Anita Hill


History Justice Gender

The book begins and ends with the visits to give the impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history. I believe in going backwards into the past - I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past.~Anita Desai


Family History Past

India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country.~Anita Desai


History Past Place

I love history. I love art. I like to mix it all together, but in the end it somehow has to all make sense.~Anna Sui


Love Art History

The idea that fiction can capture the stories that fall through the cracks of history informed 'A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,' which progresses across the two Chechen Wars of the 1990s and early 2000s.~Anthony Marra


History Fall Early

Ever since studying in Russia as a college student, I had been in a long-distance, one-sided love affair with Chechnya's remarkable history, culture and rugged natural beauty.~Anthony Marra


Love Beauty History

Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace.~Arthur Henderson


History Peace Great

I go to the Natural History Museum and look at the cage of stuffed starlings there. But my favourite thing is the big blue whale. The scale of it is unbelievable, and makes you feel how insignificant you are as a human being.~Arthur Darvill


History Blue Look

Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history.~Arthur Henderson


History Influence Fail

There's so much in American history that has been hidden and shunned.~Ashton Sanders


History American Hidden

I have always felt that this story is universal. When I began to understand the details of the history, I felt that the most compelling aspect was not what happened, but what continues to happen and how it is denied.~Atom Egoyan


History Details Story

Democrats have a long history of utilizing the threat of a potential Ebola outbreak to request massive federal funds while attacking Republicans for expressing skepticism over their funding schemes.~Aaron Klein


History Long Potential

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.~Abba Eban


History Men Exhausted

I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.~Abba Eban


History War Peace

The study of history empowers nations and individuals with an ability to avoid errors of the past and lay foundations for victories in the future.~Aberjhani


Future History Past

An ordinary Turk, an ordinary Arab, an ordinary Tunisian can change history. We believe that democracy is good, and that our people deserve it.~Ahmet Davutoglu


Change History Good

The uniqueness of the United States in human history is the United States is the first global power in human history which emerged far away from Africa or Asia, which is the main land of human history.~Ahmet Davutoglu


History Power Africa

History has spurts and then is steady, and then maybe even backing up a step, and then forward again.~Alan Bean


History Step Forward

I remember, growing up as a kid, history class was very washed-over. They didn't really get into the gritty bits of slavery. It's a very, very small section in the history books. It's not something they really touch on directly with American curriculums.~Aldis Hodge


History Small Growing Up

We have far more options for black Americans to tell stories outside of slavery, but whenever it comes to slavery, it's an uncomfortable subject. Why? Because it's the most unresolved subject in American history.~Aldis Hodge


History Black American

I want to write a new story in Europe, to make a new history. I want to come to win the championship and play again in the Champions League.~Alexandre Pato


History Win Want

Leave history to historians.~Ali Babacan


History Leave Historians

The study of tavern history often brings to light much evidence of sad domestic changes. Many a cherished and beautiful home, rich in annals of family prosperity and private hospitality, ended its days as a tavern.~Alice Morse Earle


Family Home History

Movies began as a communal experience. Even though we now watch them as DVD's, sometimes alone on our computers, mostly in the history of cinema it has been a communal experience.~Alison Owen


History Experience Alone

History is like Santa Claus: a language construction. We have some registers about the existence of Santa and history - the presents under the tree, the archives - but none have really seen them.~Alvaro Enrigue


History Tree Language

I work with history because I come from a country that has a tremendous thirst for reality.~Alvaro Enrigue


Work History Reality

Our nation is built upon a history of immigration, dating back to our first pioneers, the Pilgrims. For more than three centuries, we have welcomed generations of immigrants to our melting pot of hyphenated America: British-Americans; Italian-Americans; Irish-Americans; Jewish-Americans; Mexican-Americans; Chinese-Americans; Indian-Americans.~Ami Bera


History Dating America

Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps.~Anatoly Karpov


Children Future History

History is the history of human behavior, and human behavior is the raw material of fiction. Most people recognize that novelists do research to get the facts right - how a glove factory works, for example, or how courtesans in imperial Japan dressed.~Amy Waldman


History People Research

Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.~Anita Diament


Love History Beautiful

I grew up in the South, so a huge part of our American History education revolved around the Civil War.~Anson Mount


Education History War

I love the simplicity, the ingredients, the culture, the history and the seasonality of Italian cuisine. In Italy people do not travel. They cook the way grandma did, using fresh ingredients and what is available in season.~Anne Burrell


Love Travel History

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.~Antonia Fraser


Change History I Am

I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history.~Antonia Fraser


Women History Great

Most of my career has been spent with the RSC doing Shakespeare, and the thing you learn from Shakespeare is that his historical plays don't bear anything other than a basic resemblance to history.~Antony Sher


History Learn Doing

In our cultural history, all emotions have been more culturally acceptable to women.~Ariel Gore


Women History Emotions

If you will remember history correctly, even the Second World War was perpetrated by a stateless actor, by murdering the Prince Rudolf, if you remember. And so is the case with 9/11. It was a stateless actor which has made the world go to war.~Asif Ali Zardari


History War World

When you're a guest star on a movie or a TV show, I always say it's like being invited to a family reunion, but it's not your family. So you don't belong - they're being nice to you, but you don't fit in completely; you don't know everybody's story. You don't have a history.~Ato Essandoh


Family History Reunion

If you get too deep into the history, what often happens to a lot of us actors is that we become stilted. We forget that we're reading about something that happened a hundred years ago. If we don't put the human emotion that would naturally be in there, we end up being stilted instead of being human beings.~Ato Essandoh


History Deep End

History teaches that the level of unemployment is not as important as whether the rate's going down.~Austan Goolsbee


History Important Down

Thus the regime has deprived Iranian women not just of their present rights, but also of their history and their past.~Azar Nafisi


Women History Past

This is a good time to ask apologists for the Islamic regime, who degrades Islam? Who imposes stoning, forced marriage of underage girls and flogging for not wearing the veil? Do such practices represent Iran's ancient history and culture, its ethnic and religious diversity? Its centuries of sensual and subversive poetry?~Azar Nafisi


Marriage Time History

Why don't they go ahead and change the name of the White House to the West House. They want to do away with the heritage of White Settlement and destroy the history of White Settlement.~Alan Price


Change History White

I've always been homeschooled, so doing it on set is kind of the same thing. My mom makes it very interactive - we'll get a book on chocolate and learn how to make it, or she will buy antique items. I love military history, the mechanics and strategy of it.~Atticus Shaffer


Mom Love History

I experimented with my own one-man show a couple of years ago in Aspen when HBO used to have their comedy festival there. I called it 'A History of Me.'~Alan Zweibel


History Me Comedy

The idea of a musical comedy was something we had had in mind for many years, but the project 'Igudesman & Joo: A Little Nightmare Music' has a history that goes back five years. I can say that this is the most successful project that we have ever done.~Aleksey Igudesman


Music History Mind

English is my language because of the history, and what I try to do - and I did that in 'Carpentaria' in particular - is to write in the way we tell stories and in the voice of our own people and our own way of speaking.~Alexis Wright


History People Language

If people really want to know and learn from history, why do they want bad history? Why don't they want good history? Wouldn't you rather know the truth, rather than the legend?~Alison Weir


History Good Truth

At school, up to the age of sixteen, I found history boring, for we were studying the Industrial Revolution, which was all about Acts, Trade Unions and the factory system, and I wanted to know about people, because it is people who make history.~Alison Weir


History Age School

'Britain's Royal Families' became my first published book, in 1989, from The Bodley Head, and the rest of the story is - dare I say it? - history!~Alison Weir


History Book Rest

When I started researching history in the 1960s, a lot of women about whom I've subsequently written were actually footnotes to history. There was a perception that women weren't important. And it's true. Women were seen historically as far inferior to men.~Alison Weir


Women History Men

In 1965, when I was fourteen, I read my first adult novel; it was a historical novel about Katherine of Aragon, and I could not put it down. When I finished it, I had to find out the true facts behind the story and if people really carried on like that in those days. So I began to read proper history books, and found that they did!~Alison Weir


History People Story

I feel very strongly that where the facts exist, a historical novelist should use them if they're writing about a person who really lived, because a lot of people come to history through historical novels. I did. And a lot of people want their history that way.~Alison Weir


History Writing People

History was a hobby for about, oh, 20 years before I got into print.~Alison Weir


History Hobby Years

When the great history of trouble is written, my family will stand extremely high in the table of contents.~Allan Sherman


Family History Great

In the Federal Government, electronic records are as indispensable as their paper counterparts for documenting citizens' rights, the actions for which officials are accountable, and the nation's history.~Allen Weinstein


History Government Nation

I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news.~Alma Guillermoprieto


History Daily Power

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.~Anatole Broyard


History War Win

I want this book to be facts, to be important, to be history.~Anatoli Boukreev


History Book Important

More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close.~Anders Fogh Rasmussen


History Opportunity Dark

The thing I'm particularly interested in is natural history. In its heyday, the mid- and late-nineteenth century, when people were going out and gathering the first huge caches of data and trying to understand what was living and growing everywhere, there was such a sense of freshness to that pursuit. It's very exciting.~Andrea Barrett


History People Living

Mexico and the U.S. are bound not only because of the common border, but by a shared culture and history.~Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


History Culture Mexico

Having spent many years working in New York's Chinatown restaurants early in my career, I have the utmost respect for the history and connection New Yorkers have with Chinese cuisine.~Andrew Cherng


History Respect Career

'Bamboozled' is the grassroots that will enlighten Americans from all backgrounds and political affiliations to the true history of the Democrat party and the facts about what liberal policies have done to our nation and communities of color.~Angela McGlowan


History Political Color

My mother took my picture to a model agency and the rest is history.~Angie Everhart


Mother History Rest

We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives.~Anita Borg


History Political Impact

For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.~Ann Druyan


Nature History Storm

I have a history of bringing people together.~Ann Callis


History Together People

The values transmitted through oral history are many - courage, selflessness, the ability to endure, and to do so with humor and grace. I got those values listening to my dad's stories about the Depression and how their family survived. It gave me courage that I, too, could survive hard times.~Ann Turner


Family History Courage

I don't sit down in front of my computer screen and think, 'Right. Today I shall begin a story set in this or that period of history.' I just get ideas from the world around me.~Ann Turner


History Today World

Even as I pursued a doctorate in the history of ideas in my native Denmark, I realized I had neither the encyclopedic training nor the passion for cool logic - not to mention the nerve - to follow in the footsteps of classical liberal philosophers and economists such as Robert Nozick, Friedrich Hayek, and Milton Friedman.~Anne Fortier


History Passion Cool

Ever since childhood, I've been interested in history and myth. Not just the facts and figures of the past, but everything that contributes to shape our perception of an age: architecture, art, literature and so forth.~Anne Fortier


Art History Age

In many ways, a degree in the history of ideas is the ideal training for an aspiring writer.~Anne Fortier


History Training Ideas

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.~A. Whitney Brown


History Past Down

Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization without destabilizing the whole planet.~Abdelaziz Bouteflika


History Defeat Without

In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.~Abdus Salam


History Respect Science

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning.~Adam Ferguson


History Beginning Human

I think the tradition of well-written history hasn't been squashed out of the academic world as much in Britain as it has in the United States.~Adam Hochschild


History World Tradition

Of course, De Niro has had a long history of memorable performances. Everyone knows 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull,' but 'Awakenings' really did something for me.~Adriane Lenox


History Me Long

For me, it is essential to have the inner peace and serenity of prayer in order to listen to the silence of God, which speaks to us, in our personal life and the history of our times, of the power of love.~Adolfo Perez Esquivel


Life Love History

I guess the reason that I'm a horror fan is that I think it gives people the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of being scared in a safe environment. I think that's why, for all of human history, we've been telling each other scary stories: because it exorcises something that we need to exorcise in a safe place.~Annie Parisse


History Opportunity People

The very best Labor governments in our nation's history distinguished themselves by thinking big and, wherever possible, resisting the temptation to overemphasise short-term political considerations.~Anthony Albanese


Best History Thinking

I do like silver. I love antiques. I collect Georgian glass at home. When you think about how fragile that it is and think about how long these things have lasted - some of it is 400 years old - I find the history of these things extraordinary.~Anthony Warlow


Love Home History

Mining created Chile. The story of men who go down into the mountain and chip away at minerals in the darkness and then suffer an accident that leaves them at the mercy of that darkness is part of the DNA of Chile, an integral part of the country's history.~Ariel Dorfman


History Mountain Darkness

History will dictate what my legacy is. And 'maverick' is fine, because I am.~Al Davis


History Legacy I Am

I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.~Al Oerter


History My Own Own

I call on everyone of goodwill both in Ireland and abroad to join now in ensuring that the beginning of peace becomes a reality, before this year is out. Let us together open a new era in our history.~Albert Reynolds


History Peace Together

I am probably the biggest equity investor in the history of modern Russia.~Alexander Lebedev


History I Am Russia

The truth is, I love history and studied it in college, with a particular focus on early American history. My love is so deep, in fact, I went to school at The College of William & Mary in Colonial Williamsburg.~Alexandra Bracken


Love History Deep

I was genuinely lucky to have the professors I did, many of whom took a very humanist approach in teaching history that went beyond memorizing dates and battles and all of that - basically, looking at the life of individuals throughout history, aided by fascinating primary sources.~Alexandra Bracken


Life History Looking

In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.~Alfred Whitney Griswold


History Lost Better

You can't say history teaches us this or that; it gives us more questions than answers, and many answers to every question.~Amin Maalouf


History Questions You

No human being in history was all good or all bad, or all black or all white.~Anastasia Griffith


History Good Black

I considered that I had to write stories about the people I had met, with whom I'd worked, the history of my books - just in case I up and die.~Anatoly Rybakov


History People Die

As a child growing up in World War II, I was very moved and stirred by what was going on, but I distanced myself from history. I regarded history as just one more subject.~Ann Rinaldi


History War Myself

In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.~Anthony Sampson


History America Journalism

A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.~Aristide Briand


History Justice Battle

The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered.~Arthur Kornberg


Nature History Science

Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values.~Arthur M. Schlesinger


Change History Revenge

When I began writing that I was able and did travel and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history, which has not been discovered before.~Arthur Hailey


Travel History Writing

In the ultimate analysis, all of us would have served Pakistan better if history and our future generations judge us positively.~Ashfaq Parvez Kayani


Future History Better

We have to forget the past. History is something that even today we are paying the consequences, and the future is integration. We all as a people, as citizens, as the leadership of both countries should be looking in that direction.~Atifete Jahjaga


Leadership Future History

History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy.~Augustine Birrell


History Great Philosophy

That great dust-heap called 'history'.~Augustine Birrell


History Great

What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history.~Avery Brooks


History I Am Thinking