Country quotes

  • No American should be forced to choose between their spouse and their country.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Country #Should #Spouse

  • Leftists would like to pretend that any criticism of their views raises the specter of domestic repression. But in a country with a First Amendment, no suppression from government is likely, and in the citadels of the media and the academy, the far left is actually vastly overrepresented.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Country #Government #Views

  • Any racial reconciliation we've had in this country has come not out of confrontation but out of a spirit of reconciliation. If we continue to practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we'll eventually end up with a land of people who are blind and toothless.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Country #Eye #Land

  • The majority of humankind does not accept this system, despite claims of worldwide support. Even with Russia's ratification, 75% of the world's CO2 is emitted by, 68% of the world's GDP is produced in, and 89% of the world's population live in countries that are not handcuffed by Kyoto's restrictions. Like fascism and communism, Kyotoism is an attack on basic human freedoms behind a smokescreen of propaganda. Like those ideologies of human hatred, it will be exposed and defeated.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Country #Russia #Kyoto

  • We are close to a consensus that the Kyoto Protocol does huge economic, political, social and ecological damage to the Russian Federation. In addition, it certainly violates the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens, and well as the rights and freedoms of citizens in those countries which signed and ratified it.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Country #Kyoto #Rights

  • The Kyoto Protocol is a death pact, however strange it may sound, because its main aim is to strangle economic growth and economic activity in countries that accept the protocol's requirements.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Country #Kyoto #Growth

  • There is a great responsibility on the team to perform well, because our supporters and the whole of the country are expecting us to do just that.
    -- Andriy Shevchenko

    #Country #Team #Responsibility

  • It is good to come to a country you know practically nothing about. Your thoughts grow still, useless. Everything must be rebuilt. In a country you know nothing about, there is no reference point. You struggle to associate colors, smells, dim memories. You live a little like a child, or an animal. Objects and events may bring things to mind, but in the end they remain no more than what they are in fact. They begin only when you experience them, vanish when others follow.
    -- Andrzej Stasiuk

    #Country #Children #Memories

  • This modernizing experiment seems to have something diabolic about it. Everything that was becomes rejected in the name of a modernity that assumes the nature of a fiction, an illusion, a devilish apparition. To a greater or lesser extent this applies to all the postcommunist countries.
    -- Andrzej Stasiuk

    #Country #Names #Fiction

  • It turned out that the country was helpless in the face of a new reality.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #Country #Reality #Faces

  • Other countries care for their mentally ill. Making them debate on TV is just cruel.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Country #Care #Tvs

  • Darren Fletcher is the type of player who would walk over hot coals to play for his country, and he has done
    -- Andy Gray

    #Country #Player #Hot

  • She don't know how much I need her She don't know I'd fall apart Without her kiss without her touch Without her faithful lovin' arms
    -- Andy Griggs

    #Country #Song #Fall

  • Most Americans probably aren't aware that there was a time in this country when tanks and cavalry were massed on Pennsylvania Avenue to chase away the unemployed.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Country #Tanks #Pennsylvania

  • It's just the way we've chosen to deal with it. What's there to talk about The reality is that we're undermanned in a lot of areas. We're in the best league in the country. We don't have to read the paper to know that all the teams we play are quality teams.
    -- Andy Kennedy

    #Country #Team #Reality

  • People think I am unemotional because my voice is flat and a bit boring. It is unfortunate but it is just the way it is. I've tried to change it but it doesn't seem to make a difference. The truth is, I have lots of emotions inside. I cried after the semi-final at Wimbledon [2012] because I was proud to reach the final and I knew how much it meant to the country. I cried after the [losing] final [to Federer], too, for different reasons. I felt I had let people down. I think people warmed to that. They could see how much it hurt.
    -- Andy Murray

    #Country #Hurt #Thinking

  • When a lot of things are going the wrong way for a country, for a people, when you can't really think of anything worse than a war, you always try to take life on the brighter side and that's how I grew up with my parents.
    -- Andy Murray

    #Country #War #Thinking

  • I mean, the notion that we must love everything in this country or get out and go someplace else is ridiculous. I mean, if you -- the best thing a patriotic American can do is to look and be critical and find out what's wrong and try to make it better. That's what a patriotic American does.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Country #Mean #Patriotic

  • I can get on with all different sorts of people, and I never feel homesick, particularly, or I've never felt kind of patriotic towards any one country.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Country #Patriotic #People

  • American workers won't be able to compete fairly for jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Country #Jobs #Wages

  • Who says there's an unemployment problem in this country? Just take the five percent unemployed and give them a baseball stat to follow.
    -- Andy Van Slyke

    #Country #Baseball #Giving

  • Kids who are least impressive in my class are the ones who only listen to one kind of music. They only listen to country or only to rap or to gospel or anything. It's a sad thing. I try really hard to get them to go out and listen to things. It's amazing what you learn. ... I'm still trying to learn. It's not like I'm going to be a calypso singer. That's not going to happen, but I'm sure there's something in that, that I can learn from and apply to my own work.
    -- Andy Wilkinson

    #Country #Rap #Kids

  • The Prime Minister wins debate after debate and loses battle after battle. The country is beginning to say that he fights debates like a war and the war like a debate.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Country #War #Fighting

  • I grew up pretty much prevented from knowing anything from Communist China except that they were the bad guys that stole our country.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Country #Knowing #Guy

  • When someone asks me about violence, I just find it incredible, because what it means is that the person who’s asking that question has absolutely no idea what black people have gone through, what black people have experienced in this country, since the time the first black person was kidnapped from the shores of Africa.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Country #Mean #Ideas

  • What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Country #Humor #Political

  • The food we eat masks so much cruelty. The fact that we can sit down and eat a piece of chicken without thinking about the horrendous conditions under which chickens are industrially bred in this country is a sign of the dangers of capitalism, how capitalism has colonized our minds. The fact that we look no further than the commodity itself, the fact that we refuse to understand the relationships that underly the commodities that we use on a daily basis. And so food is like that.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Country #Thinking #Mind

  • I grew up in the southern United States in a city which at that time during the late '40's and early '50's was the most segregated city in the country, and in a sense learning how to oppose the status quo was a question of survival.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Country #Cities #Southern

  • My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Country #Names #People

  • 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

    #Country #California #Community

  • Europe can only hold together and stand together, which is very important in times of migration challenges, terrorism challenges, if each country takes responsibility for itself.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Responsibility #Europe

  • The people in East Germany have lived through so many changes in the last 15 years like never before in the country, and they did this often with great enthusiasm. But in the West we also have a high degree of transformations.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Years #People

  • At this time - we're in a dramatic crisis - euro bonds are precisely the wrong answer. They lead us into a debt union, not a stability union. Each country has to take its own steps to reduce its debt.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Debt #Answers

  • At the beginning of the 60's our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country. We kidded ourselves a while, we said: 'They won't stay, sometime they will be gone.' But this isn't reality.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Reality #Germany

  • For a few years, more people have been leaving our country than entering it. Wherever it is possible, we must lower the entry hurdles for those who bring the country forward.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Years #Umpires

  • We must never forget our responsibilities as politicians to our country and its citizens. We must always remain humble before our people.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Humble #Responsibility

  • We're saying this to both countries: We want a two-state solution. We want a Jewish state of Israel and alongside a independent Palestinian state. Unilateral measures are not helping at all to bring about this cause, and we agree that we wish to cooperate very closely on this, because as we both say, time is of the essence.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Independent #Essence

  • In countries where people have to flee their homes because of persecution and violence, political solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees can return home. In my experience, going home is the deepest wish of most refugees.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Country #Home #People

  • I had a lovely experience once in Africa working with the UN when a president of a country met me about refugee issues and said 'What do you do?' I said 'I'm an actor.' He replied 'I heard that was a very difficult job and might not be the smartest job to do.' It was lovely.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Country #Jobs #Issues

  • Breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Country #Cancer #Mean

  • A Path Appears is an insightful book focused on how individuals can contribute to positive change and the remarkable people behind the organizations that make it happen. The authors' desire to motivate people to support good causes, learn about the situation in other countries, and find the best way to help their fellow men and women is inspiring.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Country #Book #Men

  • I love my country, by which I mean I am indebted joyfully to all the people throughout its history, who have fought the government to make right. Where so many cunning sons and daughters, our foremothers and forefathers came singing through slaughter, came through hell and high water so that we could stand here, and behold breathlessly the sight; how a raging river of tears cut a grand canyon of light. Why can't all decent men and women call themselves feminists, out of respect for those that fought for this?
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Country #Daughter #Mean

  • It is important to show our European partners that Portugal is a governable country,
    -- Anibal Cavaco Silva

    #Country #Important #Portugal

  • 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

    #Country #Past #India

  • Over the last year, the RNC has made an unprecedented effort to engage Hispanic communities across Florida and around the country. Here in Florida the RNC has hired a diverse group of Hispanic staffers who are growing and reaching out to our community, to them I offer my most sincere gratitude.
    -- Anitere Flores

    #Country #Gratitude #Opportunity

  • It was great to work in Ireland because it's such a beautiful country, but it's not particularly easy to film in because the weather changes all the time.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Beautiful #Country #Weather

  • Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Love #Country #Hate

  • Guns are our friends because in a country without guns, I'm what's known as "prey." All females are.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Country #Gun #Female

  • This is no time to be precious about locating the exact individuals directly involved in this particular terrorist attack.... We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Country #Cheer #Dancing

  • We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Country #Leader #Religion

  • By boosting oversight and accountability, we can empower the VA in its core mission of helping the men and women who have served our country.
    -- Ann Kirkpatrick

    #Country #Men #Empowering

  • One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you're the one.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Friends #Country #Health

  • They blame the low income women for ruining the country because they are staying home with their children and not going out to work. They blame the middle income women for ruining the country because they go out to work and do not stay home to take care of their children.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Country #Children #Home

  • Now we Democrats believe that America is still the country of fair play, that we can come out of a small town or a poor neighborhood and have the same chance as anyone else, and it doesn't matter whether we are black or Hispanic, or disabled or women.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Country #Believe #Play

  • We saw farms go on the auction block while we bought food from foreign countries. Well, that's wrong.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Country #Block #Cooking

  • It's the moms of this nation - single, married, widowed - who really hold this country together. We're the mothers, we're the wives, we're the grandmothers, we're the big sisters, we're the little sisters, we're the daughters. You know it's true, don't you? You're the ones who always have to do a little more.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Mom #Mother #Country

  • I do recognize the most valuable work being done across the country is that work being done inside the four walls in our homes. And let us not forget how important the work of the mother and father are to raising responsible citizens.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Mother #Country #Wall

  • We had a single find of BSE in this country. And we believe that what we're doing is appropriate action taken in an abundance of caution under the circumstances. And I believe it's the right thing to do.
    -- Ann Veneman

    #Country #Believe #Taken

  • We've had risk assessments performed by Harvard University, which said that even if we did have a small number of cases in this country that the likelihood of it spreading or getting into any kind of human health problem is very, very small.
    -- Ann Veneman

    #Country #Assessment #Numbers

  • We've all learned about this disease since it was first discovered several years ago in Europe. And so I think we've learned from the European experience.
    -- Ann Veneman

    #Country #Thinking #Years

  • Expose your life to real need. Visit a developing a country. Take a short term mission trip. Write an inmate, send a letter to a sponsored child, serve in the inner city, at a food bank, with a crisis pregnancy center. Make time for shut-ins, the elderly, the sick, the single-parents, the new believers. Just find one way you can make your awareness of your gift-graced life intersect with a real place of need - and Christ in us will do the rest.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Country #Children #Real

  • President Obama called for a 'we' nation in his Inauguration Address. Art convenes. It is not just inspirational. It is aspirational. It ***** the walls of our compartmentalized minds, opens our hearts and makes us brave. And that's what we need most in our country today.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Inspirational #Country #Art

  • I mean, I think a healthy country is a country where people are healthy physically, and a smart country is a country where people are educated.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Country #Smart #Mean

  • You know my girls are so funny. You're out in the country and there are critters everywhere and they get a little like, 'Oh my God! Oh no, bugs!' and I had to say, 'Honey this is fine. This is their world and it's all part of being in the country.' I realized, 'Oh my God, my girls are really city girls.
    -- Anna Gunn

    #Girl #Country #Cities

  • Let woman's claim be as broad in the concrete as the abstract. We take our stand on the solidarity of humanity, the oneness of life, and the unnaturalness and injustice of all special favoritism, whether of sex, race, country, or condition. If one link of the chain is broken, the chain is broken.
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Country #Sex #Race

  • The colored woman of to-day occupies, one may say, a unique position in this country. In a period of itself transitional and unsettled, her status seems one of the least ascertainable and definitive of all the forces which make for our civilization. She is confronted by both a woman question and a race problem ...
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Country #Unique #Race

  • I speak for the colored women of the South, because it is there that the millions of blacks in this country have watered the soil with blood and tears, and it is there too that the colored woman of America has made her characteristic history and there her destiny is evolving.
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Country #Destiny #America

  • I have a lot of boyfriends, I want you to write that. Every country I visit, I have a different boyfriend. And I kiss them all.
    -- Anna Kournikova

    #Country #Writing #Kissing

  • There is a land, where the roses are without thorns, where the flowers are not mixed with brambles. In that land, there is eternal spring, and light without any cloud. The tree of life groweth in the midst thereof; rivers of pleasures are there, and flowers that never fade. Myriads of happy spirits are there, and surround the throne of God with a perpetual hymn. The angels with their golden harps sing praises continually, and the cherubim fly on wings of fire! This country is Heaven...
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Country #Spring #Flower

  • To properly reflect the changes of the world and of the UN, with its growing number of member states, we would like to see an enlargement of the SC that gives room for new members, not least developing countries.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #Country #Numbers #Giving

  • Developed countries and advanced developing countries must open their markets for products from the developing world, and support in developing their export and import capacity.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #Country #Support #World

  • Firstly, economic globalisation has brought prosperity and development to many countries, but also financial crises to Asia, Latin America and Russia, and increasing poverty and marginalisation.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #Country #Latin #Russia

  • The developing countries must be able to take a more active part in trade negotiations, through technical assistance and support from the developed countries.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #Country #Support #Developing Countries

  • The world has got more democracies than ever, and human rights are high on almost every country's agenda. Still, corruption and oppression are far too common threats to the democratic society. And we have seen a dramatic increase, the last 10-15 years, of ethnical conflicts and humanitarian crises with human rights violations as important elements., but also more of corruption. Human rights are praised more than ever - and violated as much as ever.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #Country #Rights #Years

  • One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods - that is, goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own, such as halting global warming, financial stability and peace and security.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #Country #Effort #Needs

  • What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly days and a few weeks' rain; where the sun is never far away, and the flowers bloom all year long?
    -- Anna Neagle

    #Country #Rain #Flower

  • One hate crime is committed approximately every hour of every day in this country.
    -- Anna Paquin

    #Country #Hate #Hours

  • [President Johnson] had the political will to say that having one in five Americans living in the kind of abject conditions their fellow citizens associated with Third World countries and the novels of Dickens was as dangerous as any battlefield enemy.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Country #Political #Enemy

  • I think that fashion has become such a big business and with globalization we are on new territory at this point. We are not just designing for a country we are designing for a world now.
    -- Anna Sui

    #Country #Fashion #Thinking

  • Doesn't matter what language you speak or what clothes you wear. Some things don't change. Families. Friends. Lovers. They're the same in every city in every country in every continent of the world.
    -- Annabel Pitcher

    #Country #Cities #Clothes

  • All of my friends are animal people. To me, cats are people, too. Animals are people, too. I travel a lot and when I go overseas, it's really hard on me because the animals are treated much differently, especially in developing countries.
    -- AnnaLynne McCord

    #Country #Cat #Animal

  • I still preserve those relics of past sufferings and experience, like pillars of witness set up in travelling through the valve of life, to mark particular occurrences. The footsteps are obliterated now; the face of the country may be changed; but the pillar is still there, to remind me how all things were when it was reared.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Country #Past #Suffering

  • Novels ought to have hope; at least, American novels ought to have hope. French novels don't need to. We mostly win wars, they lose them. Of course, they did hide more Jews than many other countries, and this is a form of winning.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Country #War #Winning

  • If we could muster the same determination and sense of responsibility that saves a country like Japan - or a company like Xerox - then investing to save women and children who are dying in the developing world would be very good business.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Country #Determination #Children

  • Educated and productive young people are needed to help #‎ LIFT their countries out of poverty and create a wealthier, more secure world.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Country #People #World

  • The message is NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) is there. NAFTA has helped both our countries enormously. We live up to the terms of NAFTA. We ask you, our best friend and most important trading partner to do the same thing.
    -- Anne McLellan

    #Country #Agreement #Important

  • I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike, all African-Americans think alike.
    -- Anne Northup

    #Soccer #Mom #Country

  • Americans sometimes say to me that they have no class system themselves. All human beings have class systems. It can be based on a different thing in a different country, but the thing about breeding is, you can't buy it. You can't buy class.
    -- Anne Perry

    #Country #Class #Different

  • I'm definitely more influenced by European writers than I am by American writers, there's no doubt about that.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Country #Doubt #American Writer

  • I think every creative impulse that a working writer, or artist of any sort has, comes out of that dark old country where dreams come from.
    -- Anne Rivers Siddons

    #Dream #Country #Creativity

  • In 2001 Steve Staunton became the record cap holder for which country? Brazil.
    -- Anne Robinson

    #Soccer #Football #Country

  • In all countries, and in all ages, from the Druids down to brother Beecher, priests have aimed at universal power.
    -- Anne Royall

    #Country #Brother #Atheism

  • The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
    -- Anne Sullivan Macy

    #Country #Educational #Justice

  • I was very lucky in that my parents were very broad-minded. Because they had come from another country and hadn't been able to fulfill their dreams, they wanted me to be more of myself, if you know what I mean.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Dream #Country #Mean

  • We should be proud of our country when we have done something to be proud of, when we have lived up to our own standards. But the flip side of genuine pride is being able to recognize when we have fallen short, and to hold ourselves to account.
    -- Anne-Marie Slaughter

    #Country #Pride #Done

  • As I travel across the country speaking about MS, perhaps I can offer others comfort and hope.
    -- Annette Funicello

    #Country #Comfort #Funny Travel

  • In 2005, I founded the Democratic Pacific Union, an international organization of 28 democratic countries to promote democracy, peace and prosperity in the Pacific region.
    -- Annette Lu

    #Country #Organization #Democracy

  • Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
    -- Annie Besant

    #Country #Courage #Adventure

  • That's all that death is ... Just a going away into another country ... Only the separation is harder to bear because there can be no letters to bridge the silence.
    -- Annie Fellows Johnston

    #Death #Country #Bridges

  • Feminism is a word that I identify with. The term has become synonymous with vitriolic man-hating but it needs to come back to a place where both men and women can embrace it. It is particularly important for women in developing countries.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Country #Hate #Men