People quotes

  • It is an exaggeration to call the Hamas and Islamic Jihad announcement a military alliance. It is rather a message that our people are united in the face of Israeli aggression.
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Military #Islamic #People

  • Where are the Muslim people's sponsors? Where are its kings? Where are its leaders? The Muslim people is calling upon you, Jerusalem is appealing to you, will anyone answer?
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Kings #People #Leader

  • The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame will provide a center where the lives and the artistry of the greatest jazz musicians will be celebrated, and where people will come to learn about jazz, something to which my brother devoted his lifes work.
    -- Ahmet Ertegun

    #Brother #People #Musician

  • In a society like this there is no negotiation, no discussion, except to tell you that power can crush you any time they want—not only you, your whole family and all people like you.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Crush #People #Want

  • If my art has nothing to do with people's pain and sorrow, what is 'art' for?
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Art #Pain #People

  • Censorship is saying: 'I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.' But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Voice #People #Tree

  • You can never know what is and what is not powerful, but you can always find out what the powerful people are scared of. A state like China looks so powerful, but they are so scared of the Internet, so the Internet is more powerful than them.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Powerful #People #Looks

  • The people who control culture in China have no culture.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #People #Culture #China

  • Behind every political deal in this country, the first casualties are always the ordinary people, who are barely treated as human.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Country #People #Political

  • Politics is like air and water. And you know if there is bad politics. Everyone is polluted. Everyone is unhealthy. See the people walking on the street: how they act...
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Air #People #Water

  • These are nonviolent people who have lost their freedom simply because they expressed their ideas.... In truth, they are heroes of our time.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Hero #Ideas #People

  • I will never leave China, unless I am forced to. Because China is mine. I will not leave something that belongs to me in the hands of people I do not trust.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Hands #People #Patriotism

  • Freedom of speech implies the world isn’t defined. It is meaningful when people are allowed to see the world their way.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Meaningful #People #Freedom Of Speech

  • People like hurting each other but loving is not a waste.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Hurt #People #Waste

  • People say love can be developed, but in the end, the only person you love is yourself. That's why you choose to love someone who can please you the most.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Love Is #People #Ends

  • I feel the same way about all my friends. To me, the exact relationship between me and someone else doesn't matter much.But people want to label everything...so I guess I seem indifferent in that way. ---Yasu
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #People #Labels #Want

  • Hey, Nana... people's feelings change easily... what you see is a house of cards... nothing's sure, and nothing lasts forever.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #People #House #Forever

  • People are only what they think of themselves.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Thinking #People

  • What people consider precious is different for everybody.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #People #Different

  • You know Hachi, your life depends only on ourselves. I’m still convinced about this… But I’ve also learned to accept that people… don’t all become as strong, and it made me kinder than before.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Strong #People #Accepting

  • The flow of time cleanses the past and heals the wounds in people's hearts. But there are wounds we cant speak of.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Heart #Past #People

  • People’s feelings are easily swayed. The things reflected in people’s eyes are full of deception. Nothing is as it appears.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Eye #People #Feelings

  • Hey, Hachi People always say that you only discover how precious something is after you lose it--- but I think, you only really recognize it... when you see it a second time face to face. -Nana Osaki
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Thinking #People #Hey

  • People can have lovers..they can have friends..they can be together..but when you think about it..you'll see that originally..we're alone
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Thinking #People #Together

  • It’s precisely the people who are considered the least ‘likely’ leaders who end up inspiring others the most. Everyday people and everyday acts of courage eventually change everything.
    -- Ai-jen Poo

    #People #Leader #Everyday

  • Movements of people create change - not just any one person or organization, but when lots of people are in motion around a shared vision.
    -- Ai-jen Poo

    #Organization #People #Vision

  • It's nice when people approach you to help.
    -- Aida Turturro

    #Nice #People #Helping

  • There are some people who're all doctors. Is it genetic?
    -- Aida Turturro

    #Doctors #People

  • Fame, money and the size of the market are not very important to me. What is, is writing a book that is worth doing and then publishing it. I don't write books for entertainment, for people to pass the time then throw away.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Book #Writing #People

  • I will not compromise on language or content. At 15, people can handle the same language as me, they're just as complicated as me and are very interested in thinking about important questions for the first time.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Thinking #People #Important

  • The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Memorable #People #Lovable

  • I can read people, and if the other person doesn't want to say anything, I'm fine with that. People say things when it's time to say them.
    -- Aidan Gillen

    #People #Say Anything #Want

  • I can't control how people are going to react. I try not to worry about what I can't control.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #People #Worry #Trying

  • I think there's a down-to-earthness with Midwesterners and with people from the Midlands - which is where my family is from - in Ireland.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #Thinking #People #My Family

  • I'm not particularly a career-oriented guy. I'm lucky. I can make really interesting films much of the time with interesting people yet be anonymous, have a private life. But, I'd like to have the choice of the better roles.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #Careers #People #Interesting

  • Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Spiritual #Long #People

  • People have faith in 'faith' and largely forget that our confidence is not in the power of faith but in the Person and work of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Jesus #People #Have Faith

  • Dare to contend without being contentious. Preserve the truth without hurting people. Love and be charitable.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Hurt #People #Dare

  • I fear that for the most part people are worshiping worship rather than worshiping God and communing with Him.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #People #Worship #Worship God

  • God calls us to worship, but in many instances we are in entertainment, just running a poor second to the theaters. That is where we are, even in the evangelical churches, and I don't mind telling you that most of the people we say we are trying to reach will never come to a church to see a lot of amateur actors putting on a home-talent show.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Running #Home #People

  • I need to die for the killing of those people.
    -- Aileen Wuornos

    #People #Needs #Killing

  • They say it's the number of people I killed, I say it's the principle.
    -- Aileen Wuornos

    #Numbers #People #Serial Killer

  • If you would know the political and moral condition of a people, ask as to the position of its women.
    -- Aime Martin

    #Women #People #Political

  • Many kids, it seemed, would find out that their parents were flawed, messed-up people later in life, and I didn't appreciate getting to know it all so strong and early.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Strong #Kids #People

  • I'm obsessed with adolescence. I love to write about people in their 20s. It's such a fraught and exciting and kind of horrible time.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Writing #People #Kind

  • I give boring people something to discuss over corn.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #People #Giving #Corn

  • It's funny, because my last record was a lot about isolation and people living in separate worlds that other people can't even understand, which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #People #Perfect #Addiction

  • In the '70s, everybody thought drugs were just good times. People didn't really know about drug addiction, or that such a thing existed. When I grew up in the '70s I thought you had to take drugs. It was almost like I didn't think you had a choice.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Recovery #Thinking #People

  • It really doesn't matter to me what people say about me anymore.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #People #Matter

  • I haven't had an easy life, but at some point ,you have to take responsibility for yourself and shape who it is that you want to be. I have no time for moaners. I like to chase my dreams and surround myself with other people who are chasing their dreams, too.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Dream #Responsibility #People

  • People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but that's not the case; our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Struggle #People #Insecurity

  • I'm not an advocate for disability issues. Human issues are what interest me. You can't possibly speak for a diverse group of people. I don't know what it's like to be an arm amputee, or have even one flesh-and-bone leg, or to have cerebral palsy.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Issues #People #Amputees

  • With God, I can do all things! But with God and you, and the people who you can interest, by the grace of God, we're gonna cover the world!
    -- Aimee Semple McPherson

    #Optimistic #People #Grace

  • Hatred doesn't just hurt the people being hated, it hurts the people housing the hatred
    -- Aja Monet

    #Hurt #People #Hatred

  • How many times have you tried to solve “the problem”? you’ll be trying to solve it not just until you die but for many more lifetimes. Instead, understand that this world is just the play of the senses. It’s the five khandhas doing their thing; it has nothing to do with you. It’s just people being people, the world being the world.
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Play #People #Trying

  • People go through life blindly, ignoring death like revellers at a party feasting on fine foods. They ignore that later they will have to go to the toilet, so they do not bother to find out where there is one. When nature finally calls, they have no idea where to go and are in a mess.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Party #Ideas #People

  • There are people who are born and die and never once are aware of their breath going in and out of their body. That's how far away they live from themselves
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #People #Body #Far Away

  • The 2.5 billion adults [around the world] without access to financial services are disproportionately women and young people. There are at least 44 million unbanked or underbanked people in the United States, so clearly financial inclusion is needed in all markets.
    -- Ajaypal Singh Banga

    #People #Around The World #Adults

  • I have no idea what the U.S. intends to do further there and what would be the reaction of the Iraqi people. I only know that the sole option is to leave Iraq to the Iraqi people.
    -- Akbar

    #Ideas #Iraq #People

  • If (the West) shows its rigidity by making unjust decisions and putting their threats into practice, the Iranian people will not be the only ones to pay the price.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Practice #People #Decision

  • The important matter is freedom. When the people choose what they want, it is good for them and for us.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #People #Important #Want

  • The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides - Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #People #Car #Atrocities

  • We want all the Palestinians back in their homeland, and then there can be a fair referendum for people to choose the form of state they want. Whoever gets the majority can rule.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #People #Majority #Want

  • We don't have any bad memories of the people of the United States.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Memories #People #United States

  • The people have already determined Chechnya's status at the referendum - it is a unit of the Russian Federation. Its political status is not to be discussed any more.
    -- Akhmad Kadyrov

    #People #Political #Determined

  • Carefully watch how people live, get an intuitive sense as to what they might want and then go with it. Don’t do market research.
    -- Akio Morita

    #People #Watches #Research

  • More people are interested in trying to shuffle paper assets around than building lasting assets by producing real goods.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Real #People #Trying

  • I believe people work for satisfaction.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Believe #People #Satisfaction

  • You can be totally rational with a machine. But if you work with people, sometimes logic often has to take a backseat to understanding.
    -- Akio Morita

    #People #Understanding #Machines

  • From a management standpoint, it is very important to know how to unleash people's inborn creativity. My concept is that anybody has creative ability, but very few people know how to use it.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Creativity #People #Creative

  • My chief job is to constantly stir or rekindle the curiosity of people that gets driven out by bureaucracy and formal schooling systems.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Education #Jobs #People

  • Once you have a staff of prepared, intelligent, and energetic people, the next step is to motivate them to be creative.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Intelligent #People #Creative

  • Japanese people tend to be much better adjusted to the notion of work, any kind of work, as honorable.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Work #People #Kind

  • In the United States businessmen often do not trust their colleagues. If you trust your colleague today, he may be your competitor tomorrow, because people frequently move from one company to another.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Moving #People #May

  • People today have forgotten they're really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better... They don't know it, but they're losing nature. They don't see that they're going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Thinking #Air #People

  • There is something that might be called cinematic beauty. It can only be expressed in a film, and it must be present for that film to be a moving work. When it is very well expressed, one experiences a particularly deep emotion while watching that film. I believe that it is this quality that draws people to come and see a film, and that it is the hope of attaining this quality that inspires the filmmaker to make his film in the first place.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Believe #Moving #People

  • Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied... That's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Thinking #Long #People

  • I suppose all of my films have a common theme. If I think about it, though, the only theme I can think of is really a question: Why can’t people be happier together?
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Thinking #People #Together

  • Although human beings are incapable of talking about themselves with total honesty, it is much harder to avoid the truth while pretending to be other people. They often reveal much about themselves in a very straightforward way. I am certain that I did. There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Honesty #Talking #People

  • Page 61: No matter where I go in the world, although I can't speak any foreign language, I don't feel out of place. I think of earth as my home. If everyone thought this way, people might notice just how foolish international friction is and the would be put an end to it.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Home #Thinking #People

  • But there's people I care about! And this time around, I’m not gonna just stand by and let them all get hurt!
    -- Akira Toriyama

    #Hurt #People #Care

  • When I first heard hip-hop I thought it was rubbish because I didn't understand the concept of people talking over music,
    -- Akon

    #Talking #People #Hip Hop

  • As long as you're giving up quality records and you're makin' hit records, people are always gonna want to hear a hit, and they'll always want to be attached to something that's doin' great.
    -- Akon

    #Giving Up #Long #People

  • I always try to give my own albums space in between so I have time to create a new sound and give time for people to miss me. You have to come out fresh and reinvent yourself.
    -- Akon

    #Space #People #Giving

  • I'm a realist. Where I come from, 'phenomenons' don't exist. I'm from a land where people make mistakes and try again, harder, faster; where negativity is not an option.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Mistake #Land #People

  • Playing a prisoner of war trapped in Pakistan for three years was a novelty for me. We made sure that we didn't talk about India versus Pakistan but about the emotions of people on both sides and how terrorism affects us all.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #War #Years #People

  • I see the friends I made over the years who have become family today, people I became acquainted with who have achieved so much in their lives. They taught me something with each meeting.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Years #People #Today

  • I'm good at reading people.
    -- Al Alvarez

    #Reading #People

  • I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time, and all I get is abuse, the existence of a hunted man.
    -- Al Capone

    #Men #Years #People

  • I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want,
    -- Al Capone

    #People #Giving #Want

  • Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
    -- Al Capp

    #People #Ignored #Should

  • Approximately four years ago, we were told that Jerry Rice would be a free agent and there were people who felt that he no longer could contribute.
    -- Al Davis

    #Years #People #Would Be

  • Most people aren't unsuccessful in life because they don't know what to do. They are unsuccessful because they don't DO what they know how to do. Knowledge is power IF...you use it.
    -- Al Duncan

    #People #Achievement #Use

  • I think Clinton fatigue was a real thing. It's just hard to get comfortable with Gore - it was hard for him to project who he is, the person people know in private.
    -- Al Franken

    #Real #Thinking #People

  • I'm part of the mushball middle. I consider 'confused' the majority position because, thankfully, most people would rather be uncertain some of the time than 100% positive all the time - even when they're wrong.
    -- Al Franken

    #Confused #People #Majority

  • It is my fondest wish that in the fullness of time, the American people will look back on the Franken presidency as something of a mixed bag and not as a complete disaster.
    -- Al Franken

    #People #Wish #Bags

  • I don't consider myself an artist necessarily, but craftsmen or people in the arts, their spiritualism is sort of when you're writing well or performing well or doing whatever you do well, there's an element of that that's either God-given, a talent that you're not necessarily responsible for.
    -- Al Franken

    #Art #Writing #People

  • I think Hell exists on Earth. It's a psychological state, or it can be a physical state. People who have severe mental illness are in Hell. People who have lost a loved one are in Hell. I think there are all kinds of different hells. It's not a place you go to after you die.
    -- Al Franken

    #Thinking #People #Bipolar

  • Call-time has renewed my faith in the need for public financing of elections. 'Call-time' is where I as the candidate, sit in a room with my 'call-time manager,' and a phone. Then I call people and ask them for money. For hours. Apparently, I'm really good at it.
    -- Al Franken

    #Phones #People #Needs

  • Comedy to the Senate? Well, there certainly hasn't been a satirist or a political satirist who's done that. So, that really was uncharted territory during the campaign. But I think it's a good thing. Some people thought that it was an odd career arc, but to me it made absolute sense.
    -- Al Franken

    #Thinking #Careers #People