Issues quotes

  • You know, one of the things I like about this world, or at least I like about the way we're presenting this world, is these issues are terribly complicated - not nearly as black and white as we're led to believe.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Believe #Black And White #Issues

  • Through Hamas, Iran has been able to buy itself a seat on the table in talking about the Palestinian issue. And, as a result, through Hamas it does play a role in the issue of the Palestinians, as strange as that should sound.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Issues #Iran #Talking

  • Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?
    -- Abdallah II

    #Birthday #Issues #People

  • No matter what's happening in the Middle East - the Arab Spring, et cetera, the economic challenges, high rates of unemployment - the emotional, critical issue is always the Israeli-Palestinian one.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Spring #Emotional #Issues

  • Convergence of our views on global trade issues under the WTO and our common resolve to combat terrorism provide a valuable base for mutual understanding.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Views #Issues #Understanding

  • As to my Title, I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable, the issue of the War must Settle it. Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows.
    -- Abraham Clark

    #War #Issues #Titles

  • The guidelines say all the right things, ... They address all the issues that were raised as problems at the Air Force Academy. The major question is, how will be they become a reality A lot of the people implementing this are the people who violated it.
    -- Abraham Foxman

    #Reality #Air #Issues

  • The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Prayer #Issues

  • The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Government #Issues #Adoption

  • [George] Uhlenbeck was a highly gifted physicist. One of his remarkable traits was he would read every issue of T%he Physical Review from cover to cover.
    -- Abraham Pais

    #Science #Issues #Biographies

  • Keep focused on the substantive issues. To make a decision means having to go through one door and closing all others.
    -- Abraham Zaleznik

    #Mean #Doors #Issues

  • Many times I heard Imam Ahmad saying (when asked to give his opinion) on controversial scholarly issues 'I do not know.'
    -- Abu Dawood

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Issues

  • With Climate Change as a Security Risk, WBGU has compiled a flagship report on an issue that quite rightly is rising rapidly up the international political agenda. The authors pull no punches on the likelihood of increasing tensions and conflicts in a climatically constrained world and spotlight places where possible conflicts may flare up in the 21st century unless climate change is checked. The report makes it clear that climate policy is preventative security policy.
    -- Achim Steiner

    #Issues #Political #Risk

  • I have a daughter who I love very much, I hire women, I've worked with women, I've never had an issue with women.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Daughter #Mother #Issues

  • The best introductory guide to forestry practices and the issues surrounding the preservation of American forests.
    -- Adam Werbach

    #Practice #Issues #Forests

  • It's never been an issue for me - I don't want to go on a diet, I don't want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain't got time for this, just be happy and don't be stupid. If I've got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I'm not worried.
    -- Adele

    #Happiness #Stupid #Issues

  • I enjoy being me; I always have done. I've seen people where it rules their lives, you know, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and it wears them down. And I don't want that in my life. It's never been an issue - at least, I've never hung out with the sort of horrible people who would make it an issue. I have insecurities, of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me.
    -- Adele

    #Powerful #Issues #People

  • I have tried to talk about the issues in this campaign... and this has sometimes been a lonely road, because I never meet anybody coming the other way.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Lonely #Issues #Political

  • The first thing anyone can do, about any issue, is get informed.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Issues #Firsts

  • At Rome there were nothing even vaguely resembling modern political parties - although given the stifling impact of these, this may well have made it more rather than less democratic than many countries today - and each candidate for office competed as an individual. Only rarely did they advocate specific policies, although commenting on issues of current importance was more common. In the main voters looked more for a capable individual who once elected could do whatever the State required.
    -- Adrian Goldsworthy

    #Country #Party #Issues

  • Part of what attracted me to the village was it had a lot of parallels to contemporary issues. Like, fear and the way fear controls us. How the governing body of a town, or a nation, controls us through fear. They might mean well by it, but we are conditioned to be afraid of things. Fear of the unknown. Fear of terrorism. And it's unfortunate.
    -- Adrien Brody

    #Mean #Issues #Village

  • None of these situations are identical. You cannot take one set of issues from one country and apply it to another. They are all different, in terms of history, and the religious compositions of the populations involved.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Country #Religious #Issues

  • The issue of terrorism must be dealt with firmly. We must work very hard to avoid loss of life. We must work very hard to avoid civilian casualties. And those terrorists and Baathists are holding the people of Fallujah hostage. We must release the hostages.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #Loss #Issues #People

  • When you have strict censorship of the internet, young students cannot receive a full education. Their view of the world is imbalanced. There can be no true discussion of the issues.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Views #Issues #World

  • I think we really need a movement to drive how popular culture understands the issues that feminists care about. When I think about the LGBT movement for example, they have had a really intentional strategy to try to change images and representation of LGBT people in the media and the culture. It really moved the dial politically. That's what is needed in the women's movement - a strategy that can drive awareness and culture change.
    -- Ai-jen Poo

    #Thinking #Media #Issues

  • I'm not an advocate for disability issues. Human issues are what interest me.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Issues #Disability #Interest

  • 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

  • Simply that we are mirroring the trends in society, at any given time smuggling was an issue in the seventies, corruption is an issue today, and we faithfully reflect those issues.
    -- Ajay Devgan

    #Issues #Trends #Today

  • We need to start by having a conversation about climate change. It would be irresponsible to avoid the issue just because it's uncomfortable to talk about.
    -- Al Franken

    #Issues #Climate #Would Be

  • I don't really consider this a political issue, I consider it to be a moral issue.
    -- Al Gore

    #Issues #Political #Moral

  • My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis, it's not a political issue, it's a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to act, that's a renewable resource, let's renew it.
    -- Al Gore

    #Issues #People #Political

  • There's a very simple reason for focusing on the nuclear issue. Many, many issues are of supreme importance in one way or another, but if we blow ourselves up with nuclear weapons, no other issue is really going to matter. Quite possibly there would be no other human beings left to be concerned about anything else.
    -- Alan Cranston

    #Blow #Simple #Issues

  • Without calling the overall national issue a bubble, it's pretty clear that it's an unsustainable underlying pattern.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Issues #Calling #Patterns

  • I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don't believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Believe #Issues #Abortion

  • Unfortunately, public debates do not have much room for subtlety. The audience wants a quick thrust at your opponent, not a slow and convoluted series of moves. Whenever Obama uses subtleties in discussing a complex issue, he gets creamed.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Moving #Issues #Use

  • Im passionate about the issues that I care about, and Im a really good listener.
    -- Alan Lowenthal

    #Issues #Passionate #Care

  • If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues, it wouldn't be worth publishing.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Issues #Novel #Concern

  • We're willing to move pretty far on this issue, we're much more tolerant than we used to be, but don't mix it up with religion and God.
    -- Alan Wolfe

    #Moving #Issues #Used

  • We're talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it's very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Thinking #America #Issues

  • I've never enjoyed my running more. I also do 200 sit-ups a day, 60 push-ups, and a lot of stretching. I've had some back issues. I think the stretching helps with that.
    -- Alberto Salazar

    #Running #Thinking #Issues

  • I'm interested in Dathan Ritzenhein's future in the marathon, and I believe that's where we need to address some issues he seems to have. He's had good marathon coaches - both Brad Hudson and me. He's figured out the fueling. He's got this incredible aerobic engine. But something's still wrong.
    -- Alberto Salazar

    #Believe #Issues #Needs

  • Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Religious #Believe #Issues

  • We are delighted that these regulations are now law, and we commend the provincial government for helping put the issue on the front burner. These requirements will push more companies to have the conversations they should be having around board and executive committee diversity and, hopefully, their talent development. Businesses need to tap the full pool of smart, talented people to stay competitive and strengthen our country’s economic future.
    -- Alex Johnston

    #Country #Smart #Issues

  • My day-to-day local issues are rooted in an underlying fear of death.
    -- Alex Karpovsky

    #Issues #Fear Of Death

  • I think we're going to start to see a new model of civic advocacy where people get together once in a while to protest, but it's more about an ongoing, sustained engagement in issues, networks and communities about which people care.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Thinking #Issues #People

  • Petroleum is the product of a distillation from great depth and issues from the primitive rocks beneath which the forces of all volcanic action lie.
    -- Alexander von Humboldt

    #Lying #Rocks #Issues

  • Putin and his advisers don't understand the power of public opinion in the West. They believe in conspiracy theories and that someone is orchestrating a malicious campaign against Russia. They don't realize that even conservative politicians have to react when newspapers and artists express their concern on such an issue.
    -- Alexei Navalny

    #Believe #Artist #Issues

  • To me, it is a process, a process that starts with raising awareness, engaging international partners on this issue, and being committed to a different course of action.
    -- Alexis Herman

    #Issues #Different #Action

  • If rewards do not work, what does? I recommend that employers pay workers well and fairly and then do everything possible to help them forget about money. A preoccupation with money distracts everyone - employers and employees - from the issues that really matter.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Issues #Doe #Pay

  • The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Appreciation #College #Issues

  • I urge Governments to considerably reduce funds allocated to the military, not only as a disarmament issue, but also as a potential contributor to social and environmental protection and call for the holding of referenda on this issue worldwide.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Military #Government #Issues

  • God's own hand Holds fast all issues of our deeds: with him The end of all our ends is, but with us Our ends are, just or unjust: though our works Find righteous or unrighteous judgment, this At least is ours, to make them righteous.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Hands #Issues #Deeds

  • The efficient use of energy is as much an issue for Saudi Arabia, with its huge natural resources, as it is for all countries. Increased efficiency makes sense environmentally, but also economically.
    -- Ali al-Naimi

    #Country #Business #Issues

  • The only logical solution to solve the Palestinian issue is to hold free elections with the participation of Palestinians inside and outside the occupied territories and a recognition of the nation's legitimacy
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Issues #Territory #Recognition

  • The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Rights #Issues #Fundamentals

  • That Iran is willing to threaten Israel is wrong[. . . .] We pose no threat and if we are conducting nuclear research and development we are no threat to Israel. We have no intention of aggression against any country. [. . .] Today we announce to you that the political will of Iran is aimed at the negotiated settlement of the case and we dont want to aggravate the situation in our region[. . . .] We know that this issue can be settled in a constructive dialogue and we welcome that.
    -- Ali Larijani

    #Country #Issues #Israel

  • I've always loved fantasy. I think it's a great way to look at issues that we have in our own lives with a little bit of the pressure off, you know.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Thinking #Issues #Looks

  • The protestant martyrs and their monuments testify to the fact that they died, not on account of ecclesial differences, but because the issue was the way of salvation.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Differences #Issues #Way

  • University convention submerges nature. It issues licenses, and hunting without one is forbidden.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Hunting #Issues #Conventions

  • I'll give you a great example of an issue that no one brought up during this Florida primary, the fact that we're going to have a Chinese made oil rig put in place about 60 miles off the coast of Florida.
    -- Allen West

    #Florida #Oil #Issues

  • One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality.
    -- Allen West

    #Issues #Immigration #Hydra

  • Southerners take no issue with absurdity. We don’t pretend the world is logical or fair. If there were a signature regional gesture it would be a shrug. For us, crazy happens. Better to sit back, enjoy the show, and drink the tea
    -- Allison Glock

    #Crazy #Issues #Tea

  • I will always fight for a woman's right to choose and the right to privacy. Reproductive issues are medical related issues and they should be kept private between a woman and her doctor.
    -- Alma Adams

    #Fighting #Doctors #Issues

  • I think in the end there are only 20 or 30 tenets of basic cooking. It's going at perhaps the same issue from different angles, from different points of view, from different presentation styles, that really makes things sink in and become embedded.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Thinking #Views #Issues

  • You know, people really want to hear about the issues.
    -- Alveda King

    #Issues #People #Want

  • The issue Fodor writes about is central to the psychology of perception, cognition, and action. It is the central issue for anyone who would seriously study the neurobiology of behavior: Is the mind organized horizontally or vertically or both, and what are the consequences to psychology of proceeding on one assumption or the other? This has been little analyzed and written about. Jerry Fodor has repaired that omission and had done it brilliantly.
    -- Alvin Liberman

    #Writing #Issues #Omission

  • Guys blow my looks up more than I ever would. I guess I have issues with myself. I don't think I'm as pretty as everybody thinks.
    -- Amanda Righetti

    #Blow #Thinking #Issues

  • It is rather shocking to note that opposition leaders, who are representatives of the wananchi (citizens), are themselves rejecting the participation of the wananchi in this major public issue.
    -- Amani

    #Issues #Leader #Citizens

  • hybrid, n. A pooled issue.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Issues #Collaboration #Hybrid

  • It would be impossible to be a woman in Western culture and not have your own issues about your image and what you look like.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Issues #Western Culture #Would Be

  • Ideas first and last: yet it is not till these are formulated and utilized that the devotees of the common sense discern their value and advantages. The idealist is the capitalist on whose resources multitudes are maintained life long. Ideas in the head set hands about their several tasks, thus carrying forward all human endeavors to their issues.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Hands #Ideas #Issues

  • I just think people should find the music that helps them through the day and enjoy that. I've never felt like, if somebody does or doesn't like what I'm doing, it's a morality issue
    -- Amy Grant

    #Thinking #Issues #People

  • We'll continue to see more and more brands integrate social causes, charitable components and environmental issues as underlying themes to their campaigns and messaging. Humans connect with humans after all, and brands are using this as a point of connection to engage with their audience, especially charity-minded Generation Y.
    -- Amy Jo Martin

    #Issues #Environmental #Generations

  • I remember when I was prosecutor we had truancy and curfew issues and we made a refrigerator magnet, and that was hot with parents. They loved putting it up on the wall and saying, you know, if you don't follow these rules, you could get prosecuted.
    -- Amy Klobuchar

    #Wall #Issues #Parent

  • My parents are aging and there are difficult issues. It's strange to have children at the beginning of life and parents nearing the end.
    -- Amy Waldman

    #Children #Issues #Parent

  • If you're Chris Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, a state that obviously was impacted by 9/11, this gives you an opportunity to talk about how, as governor, you had to deal with terrorism and security issues.
    -- Amy Walter

    #Opportunity #Issues #Giving

  • Europe cannot solve this alone. We need stronger U.S. activity on the climate change issue if we are going to move forward. We are trying to do what we can to convince them to be more active on this.
    -- Anders Borg

    #Moving #Issues #Europe

  • It is not good enough to do what the law says. We need to be in the forefront of these [social responsibility] issues.
    -- Anders Dahlvig

    #Responsibility #Law #Issues

  • Every time you date someone with an issue that you have to work to ignore, you're settling.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Love You #Issues #Settling

  • In the future, as in the past, the great ideas [of mathematics] must be simplifying ideas, the creator must always be one who clarifies, for himself, and for others, the most complicated issues of formulas and concepts.
    -- Andre Weil

    #Past #Issues #Discovery

  • I hear filmmakers saying, 'I wanted to make to make a film about this issue, or this theme,' but I never start like that.
    -- Andrea Arnold

    #Issues #Film #Theme

  • In and after 1964 when I began to concern myself with the biological issues, and particularly from 1967 onwards, the extent of the problems over which I felt uneasy increased to such a point that in 1968 I felt a compelling urge to make my views public.
    -- Andrei Sakharov

    #Views #Issues #Problem

  • Im all about entertaining and keeping a reader on the edge of their seat, so to me, the social issues have to be meaningful and give the book whats really at stake, but ultimately its not about them - its always a personal story of everyday people thrust into life-threatening situations and having to perform heroic acts.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Meaningful #Book #Issues

  • We must not constantly talk about tackling obesity and warning people about the negative consequences of obesity. Instead we must be positive - positive about the fun and benefits to be had from healthy living, trying to get rid of people's excuses for being obese by tackling the issue in a positive way.
    -- Andrew Lansley

    #Fun #Issues #People

  • While most people can talk rationally about kernel design and portability, the issue of free-ness is 100% emotional.
    -- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

    #Emotional #Issues #People

  • [D]id you really expect fairness on the environmental issue? For a swathe of reporters, this is not a matter of empirical reporting; it's a matter of faith. Bush cannot be pro-environment because he's Bush.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Issues #Environmental #Politics

  • Europe needs a clear and more collective and cohesive policy on security and energy supply. Today the issue of security of energy supply is only really considered at a national member-state level, but in reality we need a much greater European-wide approach on this issue.
    -- Andris Piebalgs

    #Reality #Issues #Europe

  • There's no doubt there are issues with clay. Our issues have issues that are issues right now. That's not a secret.
    -- Andy Roddick

    #Issues #Tennis #Doubt

  • I'm not a philanthropist. While I care about the poor, the issue of local or global poverty doesn't keep me up at night.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Night #Issues #Care

  • The issue is: how do you engage the audience? And one of the things I talk to our communicators about is: The outline is great; the stories are great. But how do you engage them? How do you make it feel like we are on a journey, not you are just up there giving me information.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Journey #Issues #Giving

  • I would say the issue for the labor movement in the United States is not structural... there is no correlation between the success of workers and how the labor movement is structured.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Issues #United States #Movement

  • I'll never run for office. But I intend, either on the fiscal commission or on issues like immigration, to hopefully have my voice be heard.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Running #Voice #Issues

  • I respect the Governor's position to veto SB1062, especially in light of the concerns brought up over the past week. I understand the concerns of people of good faith on all sides of this issue.
    -- Andy Tobin

    #Gay #Past #Issues

  • Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others - how much you commit to a relationship, to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Honesty #Issues #Being Honest

  • The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Taken #Issues #Political

  • It's true that it's within the realm of cultural politics that young people tend to work through political issues, which I think is good, although it's not going to solve the problems
    -- Angela Davis

    #Thinking #Issues #People

  • It seems to me that the fact that I am a woman is a bigger issue than the fact that I'm from the East. For me it isn't really important. I've only ever known myself as a woman.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Inspirational #Issues #Important

  • From this experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Party #Issues #Important

  • Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns, and he is doing it again now, by not telling people what is really necessary. He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues, those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Issues #Two #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