West quotes

  • It's important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. 'The West Wing' isn't meant to be good for you.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Wings #Important #West

  • I've benefited from the best of both societies and both cultures, East and West.
    -- Abdallah II

    #East #Culture #West

  • The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it.
    -- Abdus Salam

    #East #Heritage #West

  • If the West wants to have peace, then they have to accept Islamic rule.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Islamic #Want #West

  • When I was a girl, the West was still young, and the law of force, of physical force, was dominant.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Girl #Law #West

  • I'm basically an Upper West Side Jewish writer.
    -- Alan Furst

    #West #Sides

  • There’s no such religious force in the West as powerful as consumerism.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Religious #Powerful #West

  • The "October Revolution" is a myth generated by the winners, the Bolsheviks, and swallowed whole by progressive circles in the West.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Circles #West #October

  • There's enough of a willingness in the West to do sympathetic movies about Arab roles.
    -- Alexander Siddig

    #Roles #West #Enough

  • Yonder cloud That rises upward always higher, And onward drags a laboring breast, And topples round the dreary west, A looming bastion fringed with fire.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Fire #Clouds #West

  • I am definitely a west London girl.
    -- Amelia Warner

    #Girl #London #West

  • There are all kinds of psychological disorders in the West that don't exist in Asia.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Psychological Disorders #West #Asia

  • There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Islam #Needs #West

  • Athirst for personal salvation, the West forgets that many religions had but a vague notion of the life beyond the grave; true, all great religions stake a claim on eternity, but not necessarily on man's eternal life.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Men #West #Forget

  • The Judas of the West has closed the contract and will receive the thirty pieces of silver. . . . Was there ever witnessed such a bare faced corruption in any country before?
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Country #Pieces #West

  • I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world's population - even to a lot of Americans.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Population #World #West

  • Virtue is relative at best, there's nothing worse than a sunset when your driving due West.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Philosophy #Sunset #West

  • Per capita the East Germans drank more than twice as much as their West German counterparts.
    -- Anna Funder

    #East #West #Drank

  • The West sometimes doesn't understand Bollywood, but they can definitely understand how Bollywood influences people.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #People #Bollywood #West

  • We can also reassure our Palestinian partners that we understand the importance of territorial contiguity in the West Bank for a viable Palestinian state.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #West #Partnership #States

  • We are having the single worst recovery the U.S. has had since the Great Depression. I don't care how you measure it. The East Coast knows it. The West Coast knows it. North, South, old, young, everyone knows it's the worst recovery since the Great Depression.
    -- Arthur Laffer

    #Recovery #West #East

  • The West is duly terrified. But it should not be surprised. ...
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #West #Notable #Should

  • No one in the American Enterprise imposes their beliefs. We clash, and I think that's what the West is all about.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Thinking #West #Belief

  • The cyber world is sort of the Wild, Wild West, and to some degree, we're asked to be the sheriff.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Degrees #World #West

  • Only a free West can help the prisoners of today's left- and right-wing dictatorships.
    -- Barbara Amiel

    #Wings #Today #West

  • I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans - the original Americans.
    -- Beau Bridges

    #Country #Native American #West

  • The motto of West African cooking is that if the food doesn't set fire to the tablecloth the cook is being stingy with the pepper.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Fire #Cooking #West

  • All other things being equal, greens break to the west.
    -- Ben Hogan

    #Golf #West #Break

  • If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it.
    -- Ben Nicholson

    #West #Temples #Architecture

  • The achieved West had given the United States something that no people had ever had before, an internal, domestic empire.
    -- Bernard DeVoto

    #People #Empires #West

  • The United Nations cannot stand by and witness the destruction of the people of West Papua.
    -- Bernard Dowiyogo

    #People #West #Destruction

  • You seek help from the elders. A society with elders is healthy. It's not always that way in the West.
    -- Bernard Lagat

    #Healthy #Way #West

  • Cynicism such as one finds very frequently among the most highly educated young men and women of the West, results from the combination of comfort and powerlessness.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Men #Comfort #West

  • Hunger is almost like something the West does. It's almost like the direct result of the way the West performs.
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Doe #Way #West

  • Deep down, I'm just a West Virginia hillbilly.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Virginia #West #Hillbilly

  • We went west willingly--because we had to.
    -- Brigham Young

    #West

  • In the West many Christians have an abundance of material possessions, yet they live in a backslidden state.
    -- Brother Yun

    #Christian #West #Abundance

  • You don’t need miracles in the west. You have insurance.
    -- Brother Yun

    #Miracle #Needs #West

  • I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the prairies of the far West, well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed.
    -- Buffalo Bill

    #Men #Roaming #West

  • My wife was delighted with the home I had given her amid the prairies of the far west.
    -- Buffalo Bill

    #Home #Wife #West

  • It was my effort, in depicting the West, to depict it as it was.
    -- Buffalo Bill

    #Effort #West

  • We in the West seem to have made a fetish out of complete individual self-sufficiency, of not needing help, of being completely private except in a very few selected relationships.
    -- Carl Rogers

    #Life #Self #West

  • By the winter of 1945-1946, the Russian peoples were being warned of the dangers from the West
    -- Carroll Quigley

    #Winter #West #Danger

  • The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain.
    -- Carroll Quigley

    #Failure #Spain #West

  • I was perfectly satisfied with the West Side of Chicago when I was in knickerbockers. I hope it was with me.
    -- Charles Comiskey

    #Chicago #West #Sides

  • The West is dead... you may lose a sweetheart but you won't forget her.
    -- Charles Marion Russell

    #May #West #Forget

  • In the Anthropology Club, as I understood it, you were permitted, if not required, to despise only one thing, and that was your own culture, that of the West.
    -- Charles Portis

    #Culture #Clubs #West

  • Education in the West, particularly higher education in America, has lost the ability to see the universe from very far away.
    -- Charles Van Doren

    #America #Creative #West

  • We stand then for freedom, because we claim the right to develop our own individuality and evolve our own destiny along our own lines, unembarrassed by what Western civilisation has to teach us and unhampered by the institutions which the West has imposed.
    -- Chittaranjan Das

    #Destiny #Individuality #West

  • As with much of the world's problems, they become public--or much more of interest--the moment they begin to impact the West.
    -- Chris Abani

    #Impact #World #West

  • Let's turn to the West, Let's turn up the music, Let's hope it's always as good as this
    -- Chris Pureka

    #West #Turns

  • I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran from east to west more than ten leagues.
    -- Christopher Columbus

    #League #East #West

  • What they [the 9/11 attackers] abominate about 'the west', to put it in a phrase, is not what western liberals don't like and can't defend about their own system, but what they do like about it and must defend: its emancipated women, its scientific inquiry, its separation of religion from the state.
    -- Christopher Hitchens

    #Inquiry #Phrases #West

  • Because I was born in the South, I’m a Southerner. If I had been born in the North, the West or the Central Plains, I would be just a human being.
    -- Clyde Edgerton

    #Would Be #West #Born

  • Parliament is the longest running farce in the West End.
    -- Cyril Smith

    #Running #Farce #West

  • At least in the West, politicians, corporations and media moguls can no longer take for granted their power to control the public discourse - and have it go unchallenged.
    -- David Puttnam

    #Media #Corporations #West

  • Jay-Z and Kanye West are to authentic rap culture what diseased rates were to 14th century Europeans
    -- Dean Cavanagh

    #Rap #Culture #West

  • Michael Ralph brilliantly plays the street prophet, a West Indian who foreshadows the Harlem riot.
    -- Debbie Allen

    #Play #West #Prophet

  • The West is boring itself to death! And talking itself to death!
    -- Diana Vreeland

    #Talking #West #Boring

  • I'm a West Indian mum and West Indian mums will go to the wall for their children.
    -- Diane Abbott

    #Children #Wall #West

  • Everything that could produce a clash between the Arab world and the West seemed dangerous to me.
    -- Dominique de Villepin

    #World #West #Produce

  • I meant no harm I most truly did not, but I had to grow bigger so bigger I got. I biggered my factory, I biggered my roads, I biggered the wagons, I biggered the loads, of the Thneeds I shipped out I was shipping them forth from the South, to the East, to the West. To the North, I went right on biggering selling more thneeds. And I biggered my money which everyone needs.
    -- Dr. Seuss

    #East #Needs #West

  • There is not a thought that is being thought in the West or the East that is not active in some Indian mind
    -- E. P. Thompson

    #Mind #East #West

  • For my part, I make this pledge to all of you: The politics of division, of pitting east against west, urban versus rural, region against region, and people against people will have no place in my Administration.
    -- Ed Rendell

    #People #Politics #West

  • East of the sun and west of the moon.
    -- Edith Pattou

    #Moon #East #West

  • The West is not in the West. It is a project, not a place.
    -- Edouard Glissant

    #West #Projects

  • I emphasize in it [my Orientalism] accortdingly that neither the term Orient nor the concept of the West has any ontological stability; each is made up of human effort, partly affirmation, partly identification of the Other.
    -- Edward Said

    #Effort #Orientalism #West

  • I made my first trip west of the Hudson and it was a revelation. The naked musculature of the Rockies was overpowering and my painting responded.
    -- Elaine de Kooning

    #Naked #West #Firsts

  • This country, and the West Coast, especially, is bad at preserving any cultural legacy.
    -- Esa-Pekka Salonen

    #Country #West #Legacy

  • The British merchants represented that they received some profit indeed from Virginia and South Carolina, as well as the West Indies; but as for the rest of this continent, they were constant losers in trade.
    -- Ezra Stiles

    #Virginia #West #South Carolina

  • Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment, talk.
    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

    #Looks #Littles #West

  • I would love to work with Jack White or Kanye West.
    -- Fefe Dobson

    #White #West

  • The West remains obsessed by the caste system.
    -- Francois Gautier

    #Caste System #West #Obsession

  • There are alternate definitions of manhood in the West.
    -- Frank Dobson

    #Definitions #West #Manhood

  • Take the understanding of the East and the knowledge of the West-and then seek.
    -- G. I. Gurdjieff

    #Understanding #East #West

  • In the West, the basic economic and social unit is the individual; in Africa, it is the extended family or the collective.
    -- George Ayittey

    #West #Economic #Individual

  • If global warming is not contained, the West will face a choice of a refugee crisis of unimaginable proportions, or direct complicity in crimes against humanity.
    -- George Monbiot

    #Choices #Humanity #West

  • The Odyssey is, indeed, one of the greatest of all stories, it is the original romance of the West; but the Iliad, though a magnificent poem, is not much of a story.
    -- George Saintsbury

    #Romance #Stories #West

  • Suckle was the first West Indian DJ and he had this fantastic source of music.
    -- Georgie Fame

    #West #Firsts #Fantastic

  • It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!
    -- Greg Bear

    #Thinking #People #West

  • The only Jews who interest us are our fellow citizens." "Basically and profoundly, we are with the West.
    -- Habib Bourguiba

    #Citizens #West #Interest

  • He who travels west travels not only with the sun but with history.
    -- Hal Borland

    #Historical #West #Sun

  • The West has been able to bring Afghanistan a much better health service, better education, better roads, a better economy, though some have benefited more; some have benefited less from that economic well-being in Afghanistan.
    -- Hamid Karzai

    #Able #West #Economic

  • I grew up in a school system . . . where nobody understood the meaning of learning disorder. In the West Indies, I was constantly being physically abused because the whipping of students was permitted.
    -- Harry Belafonte

    #School #West #Students

  • You can look at the West Bank. Cities are like prisons. They can be closed quickly by the Israeli forces, and everything stops in these cities. This is the result of Oslo.
    -- Hassan Nasrallah

    #Cities #West #Looks

  • I have heard something said about allegiance to the South. I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance.
    -- Henry Clay

    #Patriotism #East #West

  • If you have no family or friends to aid you . . . turn your face to the Great West and there build up your home and fortune.
    -- Horace Greeley

    #Home #West #Faces

  • If any young man is about to commence the world, we say to him, publicly and privately, Go to the West
    -- Horace Greeley

    #Men #World #West

  • Both my parents are English and I was born in West Africa, and I moved around as a kid, lived in Bristol, lived in Buckinghamshire and Surrey as a kid, and then moved when I was 16.
    -- Hugo Weaving

    #Kids #Parent #West

  • Swami Ashokananda was a brilliant and accomplished spiritual teacher in the West.
    -- Huston Smith

    #Spiritual #Teacher #West

  • Kanye West hasn't really done anything worthwhile-- except maybe musically, I haven't heard him. But he hasn't overthrown the government.
    -- Ian Svenonius

    #Government #Done #West

  • The Philippines is in a strategic position. It is both East and West, right and left, rich and poor. We are neither here nor there.
    -- Imelda Marcos

    #East #Philippines #West

  • We don't have a state, neither in Gaza nor in the West Bank. Gaza is under siege and the West Bank is occupied. What we have in the Gaza Strip is not a state, but rather a regime of an elected government. A Palestinian state will not be created at this time except in the territories of 1967.
    -- Ismail Haniyeh

    #Government #Territory #West

  • It is only in the shadows, when some fresh wave, truly original, truly creative, breaks upon the shore, that there will be a rediscovery of the West.
    -- Jacques Barzun

    #Creative #Shadow #West

  • If I'm going east and west, nothing's happening
    -- Jamal Lewis

    #East #West #East And West

  • The prevailing ideology of the modern west - which is political economy - is in the doghouse. Having failed to notice atmospheric pollution, the economists then frightened themselves with the sort of financial crisis they said they had abolished.
    -- James Buchan

    #Political #West #Financial

  • Republic of the West, Enlightened, free, sublime, Unquestionably best Production of our time.
    -- James Kenneth Stephen

    #Sublime #Republic #West

  • All my roots are still in the prarie country of the Middle West.
    -- James Norman Hall

    #Country #Roots #West

  • Although my dad Harry is the manager of West Ham, we get on very well.
    -- Jamie Redknapp

    #Dad #Ham #West

  • Although native Africans domesticated some plants in the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa, they acquired valuable domestic animals only later, from the north.
    -- Jared Diamond

    #Animal #West #Plant