Chuka Umunna quotes

  • For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the fact that it is always the same. No matter how wonderful a recording is, I know that I couldn't live with it--even of my own music--with the same nuances forever.

  • Funerals are important rituals. They don't just recognize that a life has ended; they recognize that a life was lived.

  • What is the most important thing you could be working on in the world right now? ... And if you're not working on that, why aren't you?

  • You can't have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that's very important.

  • Of course education becomes very very important and that's for our human resource development.

  • But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.

  • Existence is not itself a good thing, that we should spend a lifetime securing its necessaries: a life spent, however victoriously, in securing the necessaries of life is no more than an elaborate furnishing and decoration of apartments for the reception of a guest who is never to come. Our business here is not to live, but to live happily.

  • Paradoxically, life is worth living for those who have something for which they will gladly give up life.

  • We are all mediums for our own basic truths. All we really have in life is the primal force that moves us through our days--our unvarnished, untutored, ever-present, inborn agency.

  • The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.

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