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As much as progressives hate the Electoral College – and we can argue its flaws all day long – in 2020, the Electoral College is the only game in town. There’s not going to be some miracle where it’s not the rule book. The winner of the Electoral College is president. Doesn’t matter how many popular votes you get.
Even those of us who do not understand the nuances of economics have come to accept that reform cannot be bloodless. We are often impatient with the predictable, do-gooder campaigns against development. We argue passionately against the humbug protests of those who never want the poor to get rich.
In the public realm, secularism should not concede a single inch to religious intrusions. To argue otherwise is to violate the meaning of secularism.
The SNP are far from radical, but they do have a knack for producing the odd simple, progressive policy that’s hard to argue against.
The difference between men and women seems to be this: I can argue with my promoter downstairs, accuse him of ripping me off, and 20 minutes later we’ll be playing golf together. With a lady, the same argument can go on for, like, years.
Well-meaning Europeans sometimes argue that unlike the U.S., their countries are traditionally ‘homogeneous’ and have little experience with immigration.
If it hadn’t been for our Traf-O-Data venture, and if it hadn’t been for all that time spent on UW computers, you could argue that Microsoft might not have happened.
I always think about Faulkner, and I would argue that there can be a difference between the way that characters express themselves internally and externally.
Most of us marvel at the ingenuity and imaginativeness of sting operations, defend their right to exist and will argue that if well-used, they are an invaluable tool for justice.
I argue that the resurrection was not the Great Resuscitation. It was a total transformation. I just don’t accept the black-and-white thinking that goes along with needing to regard the gospels are literally true.
When people discuss religion, it is a pity that they often become excited and argue. We should merely listen, as one does on a dark night; we should merely gaze at the stars.
When it comes to explaining the phenomenon of right-wing populism, liberals are likely to argue both that the populist era has exposed a darkness always present at the heart of conservative politics and that a toxic, post-truth new-media ecosystem has greased the skids for President Trump, Brexit and the rest.
I feel like there’s a voice in my head, always, telling me every idea is brilliant, and another telling me every idea is the worst. And they argue in my head until somebody wins, until I solicit an audience to be, like, ‘Will you help me figure this out? Is this the best or the worst idea?’ And they tell me!
Many argue that graduates earn a ‘premium’ because of their education, and should have to pay their way. I agree, and that’s why I’ve always advocated a progressive taxation system – so if people do receive large salaries, they pay more income tax.
Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
I can’t argue my way out of a paper bag.
I couldn’t love a movie much more than ‘Dazed and Confused.’ I would argue that ‘Dazed and Confused: The Series’ would have been very much like ‘Freaks and Geeks.’ And that died a painful death because it was too good.
In the past, I used to argue with those who didn’t share my views. I felt this incredible need to ‘make my point.’ Now I live my life and do my best to be an example of what seems right to me.
Some people argue we should solve all the problems on Earth before going off the planet, but that’s like telling Lewis and Clark to stay put until the rest of the East was settled. No way.
Some would argue that you’re as successful as the company you keep. Certainly there is a connection between our friends and who we are.
I am ashamed to run against a lady. It’s demeaning, very degrading. I have always refused to argue with a lady.
To simply argue that public spending must always go up and never be cut is irresponsible.
You could argue that ‘Sweeney Todd’ was romantic, if you looked closely at it, but it didn’t impart that to its audiences. But it’s large, and it’s melodramatic, and it’s a style I like to work in periodically.
As a leader, you don’t get too high on the highs or let the bumps balance down. Every leader over time has probably equal amount of good luck or bad luck – or, you could argue, has good opportunities or challenges.
Hollywood and the recording industry argue that current law permits the copying of songs and movies, and sharing them on the Internet. This enables young people to grow up learning how to steal.
You could go out and give a million dollars to a charity tomorrow to help the homeless. You could argue that it is just wasted. They are not putting anything back into the community.
I think I can keep a rhythm to a beat, but there are quite a few people who would argue with me.
Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.
The girls are a complete joy and I love their passion. They argue with me like mad and I love that too.
People have lots of misconceptions about me. My mum, who is half French and half Spanish, gets outraged when I’m called quintessentially English. I owe my looks to my mum-which was 90 percent of getting my first job. And, some people would argue, 90 percent of my entire career.
In doing the screenplay for ‘Good Night, and Good Luck,’ the most important thing for me was to constantly go back to wherever the opposition would argue. So I had to keep reading all the books and articles about why McCarthy is such a good guy.
Some argue that even physical databases were open to abuse and fake passports or driving licenses were fairly common. But technology, coupled with poor security systems, can ruin innocent victims lives by wiping out their bank balances or investments, or by misusing their identity for dubious deals.
Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not. They don’t understand truth, nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is plant? Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian?
I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
I am a perfectionist and the only reason why I started producing is because I didn’t want to argue with a producer.
I think during a campaign it’s perfectly OK to do what you need to do. But then the idea, I would argue is for former presidents to fall in line and do the best they can to support the current president, whoever that might be.
We’re always going to argue about abortion. It’s a hard choice and it’s controversial, and that’s why I’m pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.
My wife Patrice, in addition to being enormously supportive, has taught me a lot about life. She might argue it’s because I have so much to learn. One of the most important things I’ve learned is the art of listening.
One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced.
I think our first scene was us arguing, and nobody wants to argue with Angela Bassett, but the thing about it was that all of the nerves I had going into it were immediately kind of quelled as soon as I got to the set. Becasue she’s not Angela Bassett, she’s just Angela Bassett.
And I would argue the second greatest force in the universe is ownership.
I would argue that growing up in a Republican area actually makes me a lot more of a viable candidate than someone who is going to demonize and alienate someone who used to be a Republican or used to vote Republican.
I can remember in my lifetime when we used to argue with customers.
My parents would, like, argue in front of us and it wasn’t a big deal, whereas I know some people’s parents who, if they argued, it was like, ‘Oh, my God.’
Never argue with a profit.
I don’t think anybody would argue now that the Internet isn’t becoming a major factor in our lives. However, it’s very new to us. Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by people ‘over the Internet.’
To argue about justice is unavoidably to argue about virtues, about substantive moral and even spiritual questions.
Now, I do not, on any level, possess the expertise to argue about the science of anthropological global warming. Nor do you, most likely. This certainly doesn’t mean an average citizen has the duty to do the lock step.
Most producers I’ve known were writers first, and writing is a vital part of any game show. You could easily argue that the writing is the key ingredient that makes ‘Jeopardy!’ so great.
I like the idea that I’m making things that people might think and argue about.
I think that the friendship that women share is so powerful. In fact, there’s nothing quite like it. People talk about mother-child bonds, but I would argue that female friendship bond is also in a league unto its own.
I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.
I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a ‘national’ posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.
I would argue that you’re only going to get the conservatives, particularly a Republican House, to pass immigration reform if we, as conservatives, are reassured that the border is controlled and that we get to vote on whether the border is controlled.
The further left you are, the more your concern for the underdog crowds out everything else, leading you to overlook inconsistencies. You might, for example, argue for immigration and multiculturalism in the UK, but not in the Amazon. You might demand equality before the law and, at the same time, gender quotas.
It is always possible to argue against an interpretation, to confront interpretations, to arbitrate between them and to seek for an agreement, even if this agreement remains beyond our reach.
At times I perhaps get a bit frustrated because I maybe don’t get to touch the ball as much as I want, but when I do get to touch the ball, it’s obviously in good positions and I’m scoring so I can’t really argue.
It seems like pop singing has sort of influenced musical theatre in so many ways – you could argue good or bad, really – and musical theatre is written for that style so often, which is a completely different style.
Those who argue for Brexit are wrong, and that is because they have not been properly informed about the costs.
I was interested in philosophy before I knew I was. That’s to say, when I was at school, I used to argue with my friends about issues that turned out to be philosophical ones of some kind.
From childhood on, I did sit in the courtroom watching my father argue cases and talk to juries.
If Kaepernick is trying to become a backup quarterback, and we’re seeing guys like Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith being picked ahead him, then you can argue that he is being blackballed.
I would argue that no financial instrument counted as regulatory capital should be allowed to receive any protection from losses.
Landscape is more than flat land covered by floodwater, the seeping of peat bogs, a river of liquid pewter viewed from a sentry tower. It’s an influence on what a person values, what she is willing to sacrifice or argue for.
I don’t deny that there are problems in the intelligence world, but I would argue that in the UK we try to uphold the highest standards in the world.
Students need to learn how to think critically, how to argue opposing ideas. It is important for them to learn how to think. You can always cook.
You’re not hearing people like Madeleine Albright argue that the budget of the State Department should be as large as the Defense Department. The Pentagon is going to be larger by its nature. It’s going to have more people.
In a sense, there are as many forecasting methods as there are forecasters. But I would argue that most projections are derived from two major methods: macro-econometric models and eclectic judgment.
I’d actually argue that the best thing to happen to the ‘Washington Post’ was hiring Marty Baron, maybe the greatest newspaper editor of his generation.
If there’s ever a place where you can’t argue that you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit, it is surely in anthropology.
I can argue like a Marxist about whether there was a global Jewish nation 200 years ago or whether it was just a religion. But this really doesn’t matter.
What distinguishes a great mnemonist, I learned, is the ability to create lavish images on the fly, to paint in the mind a scene so unlike any other it cannot be forgotten. And to do it quickly. Many competitive mnemonists argue that their skills are less a feat of memory than of creativity.
I’ve been involved in social activism my entire life, and I would argue that many people involved in social activist movements have done very little work on themselves.
If you like to argue just for the sake of being contentious, you shouldn’t pick a job based on this unresolved emotional issue of yours, you should get counseling for it.
It’s very hard to argue with the politics of ‘Black Watch,’ because it is not an opinion; it is just the true stories of these boys, and any opinions expressed are theirs.
It is just physics – who can argue with Newton and the first law of thermodynamics?
But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect, and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time.
It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
If you need more than 10 rounds to hunt, and some argue they hunt with that many rounds, you shouldn’t be hunting. If you can’t get the deer in 3 shots, you shouldn’t be hunting. You are an embarrassment.
I’ve seen my parents’ long and successful marriage. I have never seen them argue or fight with each other, and the reason behind that is, I think, is that they always communicated with each other.
I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing.
Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.
Cable news wants you to believe that America is red versus blue. I would argue America is way more purple than it looks.
When I’m sifting the compost seed or pruning, I argue over issues in my head; I talk to myself.
You can always argue you’re never good enough until you win the Super Bowl. And even then, you’re going to lose players, and you’re not good enough then, either.
Economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago persuasively argue that one of the biggest reasons for the nation’s current obesity epidemic is that food is now so much cheaper and easier to prepare.
It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty.
What I do know from my life is the phenomenon of saying, ‘This is too small a thing to argue about’, but then nevertheless finding oneself in that argument.
Historians don’t really like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low.
Without a doubt in my mind, I should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You look at my stats without my USFL stats, and I don’t know how you can argue with that. Look at my combined yards. I’m not one to make excuses, so I’ll play by their rules and not even count the USFL stats.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today’s intelligence challenges.
You have to find the intersection of doing something you’re passionate about and that, at the same time, is in the service of other people. I would argue if you don’t find that intersection, you’re not going to be very happy.
I wanted to find a way to intelligently argue that we should be valuing our own skills and talents instead of valuing the number of people we can get to look at us.
A multitude of bees can tell the time of day, calculate the geometry of the sun’s position, argue about the best location for the next swarm. Bees do a lot of close observing of other bees; maybe they know what follows stinging and do it anyway.
We’re going to hear a lot of spirited discussion about the President’s plan in the next few days and weeks and that’s fine as long as everyone comes ready to talk and not just snipe, complain and argue.
The trouble with the First World War, for example, is that people think war was inevitable, but I don’t agree. If you look at the Cold War, you could argue that a war was bound to happen between the Soviet Union and its allies and the United States and its allies, but it didn’t.
Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night’s sleep, and you can’t settle anything until morning anyway.
The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn’t argue with one. I’d put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.
I think that if there are positions that you can’t argue… then the responsibility is probably to resign. If one’s own conscience is opposed to the requirements and responsibilities of the job, then it’s time to leave the job.
Bollywood was never really the aim, actually. I mean, sure, you could argue that I could have done more films there; for sure, I could have.
Obviously if somebody scores 17 goals, you’re not going to argue with him if he wants to take penalties.
And you can’t have an Allman Brothers gig without an Allman brother. I’ve heard people try to argue that you can, but I’m not buying it.
Rihanna told me her parents used to argue so intensely, she used to get these headaches, these migraines that were almost not even treatable with medicine. The moment her parents separated, her migraines went away.
While we fight and argue about abortion and sexual orientation, we apparently forgot one of the greatest sins that God continuously acknowledges He hates: pride.
But I would argue that a longer war it’s more difficult to keep records than a shorter war.
The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers.
I tend not to argue about things that I don’t believe in.
The perception of how a couple should argue, whose voice should be raised and who should be a dominant player has been altered in ‘Dobara Phir Se.’
Among the responsibilities of each citizen in a participatory democracy is keeping ourselves sufficiently informed so that we can participate effectively, argue our positions honorably, and hopefully, forge sufficient consensus to understand each other and then to govern.
I toyed with the idea of pursuing a career as a lawyer just because I like to argue.
I looked at some of the statues of Jesus; they were just stones with no life. When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even more but could not argue. I believed it, simply because I had to have respect for the faith of my parents.
They can argue whatever they want. The problem is, when you interview every passenger, during the interviews you are looking for – you profile – you do profiling, to find the suspicious ones and put them out from the rest of the passengers.
I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it. You’re welcome, ‘Advocate.’
With ‘That Awkward Moment’, you could argue I’m just playing the girlfriend of Zac Efron, but the director was such a creative force and let me make her my own. I loved being part of something that felt so relevant and fresh.
The Greens have every right to run, that’s what democracy is, and they should argue their point by saying how they think people should vote, not by telling us to be silent.
My nine-year-old was trying to read my spiel. When she tried to pronounce the word ‘pharmaceutical,’ it was frightening. She would love to argue in the Supreme Court one day. My son asked me, ‘Mommy, why do you have to have so many arguments? Why can’t you have agreements?’
I would also argue… that we are, by inclination and in terms of our history, we are small ‘l’ liberals, we Canadians.
I would argue that Asean has been instrumental in driving both economic growth and political development, and that there can be no clearer example than its relations with Myanmar.
If we change the definition of marriage to be more inclusive, then it is logical to argue that we should broaden the definition so that won’t exclude anyone.
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.
Instead of arguing about whether we’re allowed to describe Muslim terrorists as ‘Muslim terrorists,’ why don’t we argue about whether it’s a good idea to be letting in so many immigrants who then blow up the Boston Marathon?
When you write a book, and you argue a problem is complicated and multidimensional, it’s very easy to read a slice of that book and say, ‘Well, this is the part that either confirms or really challenges my biases, so that’s what I’m going to say the entire book is about.’
Some scholars argue that although the brain might contain neural subsystems, or modules, specialized for tasks like recognizing faces and understanding language, it also contains a part that constitutes a person, a self: the chief executive of all the subsystems.
The media love coarse debate because coarse debate drives ratings and ratings generate profits. Unless the TV producer happens to be William Shakespeare, an argument is more interesting than a soliloquy – and there will never be a shortage of people willing to argue on TV.
Being in a band is hard. Even if you like somebody, you start to argue over silly things.
I was raised as a Calvinist, which is doctrine-driven. And though there are many things wrong with Calvinism, you are at least encouraged to argue about things.
It can happen in football that you argue with somebody in training but when you are not even talking on the pitch something has to change.
I am very close to my family. I have learned a lot from my father. He used to tell me to be honest with yourself and not to argue with your seniors. You don’t need to be involved in any quarrel, as sometimes you need to remain silent intelligently.
I don’t care that much about rote memorization. An old boyfriend of mine used to get into lacerating arguments with his parents over facts, and I used to watch on in mute astonishment. How could anyone actually argue about something that could be looked up?
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
You could argue that ‘Game of Thrones’ has been around longer than ‘Westworld,’ but honestly, either one – I don’t have a side or anything – I love them both equally.
Even the most ardent Obama supporter can’t, in good conscience or sound mental state, argue that President Obama has changed the way Washington works. He’s just played the game a little better, if you’re being charitable on how you keep score on that count.
I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
Some of my colleagues argue that by further curtailing our Second Amendment rights, they can enhance public safety. Fine, the burden of proof is on them.
So I can’t show you how, exactly, health care is a basic human right. But what I can argue is that no one should have to die of a disease that is treatable.
Mars still remains the astrobiology community’s number one choice for ‘nearest rock with life,’ but there are many researchers who argue that the moons of Jupiter are better bets. In particular, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are all thought to hide vast oceans of liquid water beneath their icy, outer skins.
Brothers argue in the heat of the moment, and then they make up.
If you disagree with me about a position I have taken, or what I’ve done, tell me, argue with me, debate. Sometimes, right and good are not that clear; at other times, it is only deliberate and respectful debate that leads us to understand what road we should take.
The word ‘tolerance’ once meant we all have the right to argue rationally for our deepest convictions in the public arena. Now it means those convictions are not even subject to rational debate.
I would have strong opinions and be prepared to argue my case, but if you talk to my colleagues, I think you’d find they consider me the jokester, the informal mayor of the West Wing.
I was tremendously fortunate to be alive and a lawyer, working at a university so I had more flexible hours, when the women’s movement was coming alive and when it became possible to argue successfully for a view of the equal protection clause that included women.
I taught my executive team how to argue.
The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don’t just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.
Obviously, I agree with Trump on many of his criticisms of the mainstream media. You can absolutely argue that their failure to report honestly, to get outraged before we could, and to collude with the Clinton campaign directly led to the rise of Trump.
Social progress is a big thing for me. Although science fiction is traditionally concerned with the hard sciences, which is chemistry, physics, and, some might argue, biology, my father was and still is a social scientist at the University of Toronto.
I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.
In contrast to them, Republicans argue, are minorities, organized workers, and women, who demand government policies that can only be paid for with tax dollars sucked from white men.
I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can’t have machines that exhibit consciousness.
I never had many problems to do my music and to give it to a record company. Rarely do they try to argue with me about my music, probably because it’s still too far-out.
My wife and I both love cooking – I am an advanced male – so we argue about who gets to rustle up dinner.
Conservative faith traditions argue rightly for strict religious protections in the law so that churches, synagogues and mosques aren’t forced to perform ceremonies inconsistent with their religious teachings.
Scholars will argue with each other about everything.
I think you could argue that President Obama could have watched a little cable news… I do think that there is value in understanding where the conversation is and having a little less detachment where the popular conversation is.
You can’t argue with physics, mate.
I started when I was three, and on some courses they wouldn’t let me play because they said I was too little. They wouldn’t accept that a child could play. So my parents had to argue at times with some people at golf courses so I could.
There’s kind of this real social pressure to not argue about things.
You could argue that if the average golfer plays a golf course with 430-yard par 4s and they always miss the green, that’s good practice. It’s definitely great practice to play a course that’s too long for you.
The Young Bucks do a good amount of winking at their audience and you can argue whether that’s good or bad.
Kids instinctively know – although they will argue to the contrary – that they really are not mature enough to make good decisions on some important issues.
Please, please, please, my dear competition. We can beat each other and fight each other as much as we want and argue, but do not predict how a system really works when you really don’t know and don’t want to know. Either be better informed, or don’t do it.
The Germans argue – and I can fully understand them – that the euro countries must surrender their sovereignty, because that is the only way to implement budget discipline in a fiscal union.
In ‘Reclaiming Virtue,’ I argue that we have had an element missing in moral education. That element is ‘affect.’ Affect is simply the technical word for feeling or emotion.
To argue that it is unconstitutional for local law enforcement to be a legitimate partner in immigration enforcement is shortsighted. It is evidence of a lack of commitment to securing our borders and a lack of appreciation for the proper role of the states in supporting federal law enforcement priorities.
I think I was the only person in my experimental film class doing comedy. But my sense of humor and a lot of comedy that I love is quite surreal and strange, you know? You could argue that ‘Monty Python’ is experimental film. It just happens to be really funny.
I don’t think anyone would argue with the notion that there have been serious abuses on Wall Street.
I’m positive and I smile a lot, and I’m kind of a banana, but serious work just seems to find me, so I’m not going to argue with it.
I don’t think it’s useful for somebody to argue with reviews.
I’d argue that in the last few decades in America, when people are asked what they hope the future will look like, they still turn to ‘Star Trek.’ They hope we put aside our differences and come together as humanity, that we rise above war, poverty, racism, and other problems that have beset us.
As editor, I think we need to act more decisively on what kind of material appears on the ‘Guardian’. Those who argue that this is an affront to freedom of speech miss the point. That freedom counts for little if it is used to silence others.
Although the ACLU would argue that it is unconstitutional for me, as a public official, to do this in a government building, let alone at a football game, I will end with my prayer for the next administration: Please God, no more Souters.
The reason I am so negative about the Federal Reserve’s policies is that they only target core inflation and argue that they can’t identify bubbles, but when each bubble bursts, they flood the system with liquidity that brings about unintended consequences.
The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism, etc. It seemed pointless to argue. We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses.
It doesn’t make sense to argue about how much global warming is caused by man – whether it’s 5 percent or 50 percent.
When I was a little kid, no matter what my parents told me, I would always argue – even if I agreed with them. And I’ve always been a show-off. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found ways to be more subtle about it, but that’s the way I am. I suppose that has something to do with why I write and direct.
Conservatives highlight the primacy of family and argue that family breakdown exacerbates poverty, and they’re right. Children raised by single parents are three times as likely to live in poverty as kids in two-parent homes.
I would argue there’s not a lot of guys that has to do more than just catch the ball like me.
I argue that one of the functions of a capitalist state is to defend capitalism from itself, to defend capitalism from the capitalists.
Well I think comedy everywhere has lost a bit of its bite. In Canada, I can’t argue with the quality, but it feels like it’s gotten a little safe.
When I would see my friends with their kids, I was envious that you can use children to get out of just about anything. If you don’t feel like going to a dinner party, you could say, ‘My kid’s sick. I can’t make it.’ Who’s gonna argue with you?
Some argue we should get coal, oil and gas out of the ground as quickly as possible, build more pipelines and make as much money as we can selling it here and abroad. Their priorities are the economy and meeting short-term energy needs so we can live the lives to which we’ve become accustomed.
Instagram influencers project a specific, highly crafted image of perfection – one that is largely white, thin, and psychologically Zen. Critics argue that this boom, in turn, has helped fuel excessive self-promotion in which we post about only the good moments rather than reality – essentially, a distorted echo chamber.
Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules.
It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue – but I would argue it nevertheless – that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music – both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing – is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another.
Established actors will challenge you if they don’t agree with the way you are taking it, and you have to argue it. But with a younger cast, they are more likely to wonder whether what they are doing is okay instead of trying to second guess the director. That helps push you.
I think one of the important evolutions is that we no longer feel compulsively the need to argue, or to justify things on a kind of rational level. We are much more willing to admit that certain things are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual.
I would argue that in terms of our country’s international profile, Brexit is just as significant a development as any military engagement.
Opponents of U.S. sanctions have made ‘unilateral sanctions’ their special target. They argue that sanctions observed by many nations would be much more effective. True enough. Far better for trade with an outlaw regime to be restricted by many nations than by just one.
I argue that for every country to have an independent fuel cycle is the wrong way to go. Because any country which has a complete fuel cycle is a latent nuclear weapons country, in the sense that it is not far from making a nuclear weapon.
Civilians are arrested every single day – including innocent ones – and they must wait until their day in court in order to argue their side of the story. Police officers must be subjected to the same rules.
Unlike the heart or kidney, which have a small, defined set of cell types, we still do not have a taxonomy of neurons, and neuroscientists still argue whether specific types of neurons are unique to humans. But there is no disputing that neurons are only about 10 percent of the cells in the human brain.
The Official Secrets Act 1989 may need reforming for the digital era, but I would argue that at its heart there should be protection for whistleblowers.
The bottom line is: It is fine to have issues with President Trump; I’ve had them myself. The thing is, though, the best way to argue against the things that you disagree with is never to use abusive tactics.
Economists argue about the relative impact of immigrants versus robots on wage stagnation – voters don’t care much. They blame immigrants. It’s easier to get mad at a person from Macedonia or Mexico, taking your job than it is to get mad at a piece of technology from Silicon Valley.
I believe love at first sight is possible. Centuries of literature and art and beauty has been dedicated to that idea, so who am I to argue, even if I’ve never experienced it?
I grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, at a time that I’d argue was the absolute golden age of American popular culture. Because not only did we have all of the fantastic new stuff in print and on screens, but we had a constant supply of everything that came before, as well.
I wouldn’t argue that Mitt Romney is a white supremacist.
If you don’t like what someone has to say, argue with them.
When you are not in agreement with someone, we Latin people are loud when we argue.
With whom do you argue? With a woman, of course. Not with a friend, because he accepted all your defects the moment he found you. Besides, woman is mother-have we forgotten?
I’m not making any secret of the fact I still believe in independence. We’ll continue to argue the case.
I don’t really like politics that much. And I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.
Whether you’re a veteran or a millennial, it’s hard to argue that big government has solved your problems efficiently, if at all.
I think to myself, How would things be for me if my dad was still alive? Would we get along? Would we argue? You know, we never got to the falling-out stage with each other.
The best movies have one sentence that they’re exploring, a thesis, something that people can argue about over dinner afterward.
The smaller a group, the easier it is for more people to argue and enter into discussions. The U.S. is vast. It’s too large. The intellectuals hide out in enclaves, in big cities or universities, like a bunch of chickens hiding from a fox.
You could argue that as web audiences have grown larger and advertisers have demanded scale, the web has dumbed down – like the mainstream media we so mocked.
We actually form the world at every instant, although we’re not cognitively aware of that but – and there are people would argue with that to some degree.
There are those who argue that the public celebration of festivals such as Christmas should be discouraged, in the questionable belief that it might somehow offend those of other religions or none.
I wouldn’t argue that anyone living can play the trumpet better than Wynton Marsalis.
There isn’t a theologian in the world who can argue with me on this. God has no gender. If that’s the case, then everything needs to be rewritten now, right now.
To argue against the global economy is like stating opposition to the weather – it continues whether you like it or not.
As a veteran of the diet wars, I think it’s time to call a truce. Rather than hear experts argue, most people want practical information they can use.
In my 20s I was such a serious, boring-looking person. I would never do my nails. I never even danced. But I was taught by the women. They had gone through hell, but they would dance and sing. I came to realise I can’t argue for a happy world if I am not happy myself.
The history of philosophy is actually full of people who argue for rather wild and incredible views, and their reputations are based on the skill of arguing for them.
When I wrote ‘Lean In,’ some people argue that I did not spend enough time writing about the difficulties women face when they don’t have a partner. They were right.
Each year, we learn that customer service diminishes. You may argue it’s because the IRS budget has been cut, but I’m going to argue that it’s because the IRS chooses to spend its funds in other areas like the Affordable Care Act, bonuses, and conferences.
Whether or not you believe that after three days of being dead and entombed, Jesus got up and walked out of his own accord, what you cannot argue about is the fervent belief of the followers that this happened.
In the late ’70s, the conditions that bands had to endure were, shall we say, not as civilized as they are today. People were a lot more aggressive back then. So there was definitely a lot of suffering for your art. But I would argue that was a good thing. Generally, people make better music when they suffer.
Here’s the way Static-X has always worked: I write all the songs by myself – totally and completely by myself – I give demos to the other guys, and then they add their parts to it, and then we argue about stuff and compromise and it turns out being Static-X.
Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.
It is possible to argue that our present conception of revolution was staked out more securely in science than in political action.
Clock measurement is not time itself. In fact, so opposed are they that one could argue the clock is not a synonym, but the opposite of time.
I would like to do my own daily talk show. Wisdom is the gift of ageing; no young person can have or buy it. My success was and is self-evident. I’m alive. I’ve lived. I’ve thrived and have grown as a person. I’m now healthier than ever. Who can argue with that?
It’s hard to argue with a coach who says, ‘I just want you to work.’ What can you say to that without making a fool of yourself?
The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
Too many companies are running their business into the ground, I would argue, by being myopically short-term focused on the shareholder.
It is about attention to detail and then the minutest detail on top of that. I am an owner, and yet I’ll argue about the sign on the wall.
Men are fair, and they have learned not to personalize anger – they can disagree with you and argue to the bone, but afterward they still consider you a nice person with whom the underlying human relationship need not be altered.
Don’t make generalisations about any group of children. For years I have felt angry with those who argue that Shakespeare and the rest of the classic canon are irrelevant to inner-city kids.
Of course, Mike and I debate and argue – we used to play Ping-Pong to settle arguments. But then Mike got really good.
Most of the umpires, it’s amazing: 98 percent of them will not hold a grudge. I always felt a couple of them did. I never wanted to argue with an umpire in my life.
I’ve heard countless women – but not a single man – say to me, ‘I could never stand up before the Supreme Court; it would be way too stressful.’ But I’ve heard countless men, and very few women, say to me, ‘I would love to argue in front of the Court; that would be so exciting.’
I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end, you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.
There’s only person in the world you can’t see – yourself. But, God created – or whoever created us, we don’t even have to argue that point – created us so perfect because we can actually see ourselves in other people.
Well, as I said, you know the issue of Greek debt, they’ve grasped the principle of debt reduction. I think most people would argue that probably more needs to be done on that front, and they’ve just begun to take the first steps to accepting that there’s going to have to be much closer economic integration in Europe.
In ‘Art as Therapy’, we argue that art is a tool that can variously help to inspire, console, redeem, guide, comfort, expand and reawaken us.
There are very few people at the decision-making table to argue for minimum-wage workers. Very few people.
You argue with the umpire because there is nothing else you can do about it.
I’m so happy I married a fellow Catholic because I think that marriage is tough enough – that’s one area that’s just not something we argue about. There’s no contention about it because we’re both on the same page.
I always argue with a lot of people. They ask me for my top rappers, and he’s always on my list. I mean, the GZA inspired me.
I think I could argue that the press has more impact on politics than corporations.
I think it would be difficult to argue that I’m a net-negative for womankind. I’ve tried pretty hard to bring in unusual female voices and perspectives. Not just young women and not just white women, either. I don’t know that I’m the best target for improvement. I don’t know that I’m the problem.
Just cause you don’t agree with a man, ’cause you’re black, don’t mean you gotta fight, argue. You just have a different perspective.
The environmentalists say capitalism is killing our oceans, air, land, and forests. Capitalists argue that they provide food, fuel, and building materials for a growing world.
You fouled a guy who needs to be fouled. If he’s going to the basket, you don’t give a knick-knack foul and then argue with the ref. You foul him so he knows, so the next guy coming behind him knows, so his team knows you can’t go in the lane.
For me, there’s nothing sexier than a woman who can argue me into the ground and outsmart me… a woman who knows her own mind and isn’t afraid to speak it.
Some critics argue that a tsunami of hogwash has already rendered the Web useless. I disagree. We are indeed inundated by online noise pollution, but the problem is soluble.
All of the agreed-upon pariahs throughout pop-culture history put their identities into the thing we decry. And yet we derive our own identities from the act of hating. We connect on the things we are disappointed in. Some may argue that nothing in history gathers a crowd like complaining about Lady Gaga’s meat dress.
Because the idea of zombies seems to make sense, and seems to, in a certain sense, be possible, I think one can use that to argue against the thesis that everything is purely physical. Now many people, I think, agree that the idea of zombies are conceivable, including people who want to be physicalists.
The liberals will surely argue that every person has the right to fall in love with no regard to religion, creed or gender, but I am not that liberal.
It would probably strike the average politician as absurd to argue that the best way to fix the economy is to stop trying to ‘fix it.’
Many of those who argue for vouchers say that they simply want to use competition to improve public education. I don’t think it works that way, and I’ve been watching this for a longtime.
This government and the party that I lead will continue to argue an alternative to the Tory-Labour austerity.
On the pitch, I argue, I shout, I talk rubbish and generally do anything I can to get ahead.
There is no such thing as an impartial jury because there are no impartial people. There are people that argue on the web for hours about who their favorite character on ‘Friends’ is.
You can only argue with reasonable people.
Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right to impose choices on other normal adults, except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one person finds another unconscious and administers medical assistance or calls an ambulance.
I would argue that in any habitable zone that doesn’t boil or freeze, intelligent life is going to emerge because intelligence is convergent.
And I think both the left and the right should celebrate people who have different opinions, and disagree with them, and argue with them, and differ with them, but don’t just try to shut them up.
As we begin this debate, I am confident that we will hear the supporters of this bill argue in the name of Ronald Reagan that this research is consistent with his long-held views about the sanctity of life.
When I get into trouble at school I’d like to take an invisibility cloak, drape it over me and sneak out the door. Or I’d like to have a 3 headed-dog because then no one would argue with me.
Mental effort, I would argue, is relatively rare. Most of the time we coast.
I was incredibly competitive, growing up with two brothers; we’d argue and play against each other in the garden continuously. If we have a competition, I want to beat them.
My ministerial career is 100 percent behind me, so I can be slightly braver about taking positions which I did argue for while in office, but was constrained by collective responsibility.
The common thread of my comedy shows is conflict and, I guess, the frustration of people who either argue with you or just say stuff which is blatantly incorrect, and nobody calls them out on it.
I’ve always fought for what I believe in. I used to get made fun of for dancing, and I would argue back, or fight the kids, or do whatever I had to do to shut them up. I have that in me.
I think liberals would love to see the conservative party be more moderate, more middle of the road. I mean, my gosh, what do you call John McCain? Some would argue, what do you call Mitt Romney?
For the cable news guest, nothing happens for a while until suddenly everything happens very quickly. After you receive your television face, you stand around for a while, ignored, until you’re sat down at a desk and asked to argue with strangers.
No relationship is perfect and people who say they don’t argue are either liars or biting their tongues all the time.
When I have a creative insight, there is a high. I think back in the day, I made music as much as I did because it made me feel so good. I think you could argue that there is a creative addiction – but, you know, the healthy kind.
You sit there, and you argue and you argue, and you sort of bully the hell out of the text until you’re quite sure what it’s revealing, and then you perform it.
This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.
It’s a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home.
The web has introduced a competitive, and some might argue hostile, landscape for long, in-depth, resource-intensive journalism.
I’ve been playing both sides of the law my entire career. It’s not really surprising for me to be doing opposing sides simultaneously. I would argue that even though my character on ‘Hawaii Five-0’ originated on the wrong side of the law, I’d say he’s worked his way over to the good side.
I’m generally happy, although my kids and wife may sometimes argue with that.
What I argue is that if I’m going to be held accountable for my actions that I should be allowed to record… my actions. Especially if somebody else is keeping a record of my actions.
I don’t like mimicking people. I don’t like repeating talking points. I don’t like arguing with people just to argue. I like actually coming up with an interesting thing to say that I don’t think has been said before in that way.
You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime.
My main thing is try to be the best I can every week and if I can do that, maybe I can get myself in a situation where people argue about, ‘He’s in the top five, or top whatever.’
Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler and I used to argue for hours about who the best athletes are. I thought football players were better overall.
Some people you struggle to argue with – they’ve got a lot of strong backing to what they say and what they do.
What I dislike is conventional realism – a system of gestures, descriptions, psychological revelations that was once a vital way of representing the world but has become hackneyed through endless repetition. I’d argue that a conventional realist isn’t a realist at all, but a falsifier of the real.
If Jurgen Klinsmann thinks that the best way for his team to be successful is if his young players go to Europe, there is nobody in the world who can argue with that. That is his opinion, whether you agree with it or not.
I’d be happy to have regular face-to-face meetings at Downing Street with David Cameron to argue the case for alternative economic policies.
No one pursuing reasonable goals and who is prepared to compromise can argue that terrorism is his or his group’s only option.
What we should all argue for is the use of freedom rather than having a monetary system with regulation domination that is run by a cartel and the special interests – that is the kind of system we have today.
I have a go at defenders, and they have a go at me. We argue… Whatever happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.
There will always be different opinions. Some might argue you should retire after a big success and others that the best time is after a big defeat.
So long as peace is not attained by law (so argue the advocates of armaments) the military protection of a country must not be undermined, and until such is the case disarmament is impossible.
If my own country is subverting the rule of law and sending its own citizens, its military, into harm’s way on the basis of lies and propaganda, I would argue that being a patriot is calling out those lies and saying, ‘No, you don’t send our military into harm’s way with no legal justification.’
With George Bush’s policies, I could make an argument for how they affect black people in a negative way. You know what I mean? But I wouldn’t argue that he’s a white supremacist.
Deep down, I want to be liked, but in the end, I’m willing to argue. Is it because I’m seeking attention? I don’t have the answers to that.
Im a soulless lawyer. Give me any opinion and I can argue it.
The law will argue any thing, with any body who will pay the law for the use of its brains and its time.
WTO is not the forum for labour standards. Next, the U.S. will argue the time zone difference is an unfair competitive advantage enjoyed by India that enables our software engineers to work while the Americans sleep.
I was born to argue… I don’t know why. I mean, from arguing with my teachers and, on occasions, my parents. I think I’ve mastered the art of argument at a fairly young age.
I don’t argue with people… if they say I’m not funny, they’re right, for them.
You should protest about the views of people you disagree with over major moral issues, and argue them down, but you should not try to silence them, however repugnant you find them. That is the bitter pill free speech requires us to swallow.
You can’t argue that hip-hop rots away the moral character of kids or rots their brain and still see middle-class white kids going to college who are listening to hip-hop. Going on to become healthy adults listening to hip-hop.
If it’s old school friends that my parents know, then I can stay out till late. But if they don’t know them, they want me home by 9 P.M. If I have work, then I don’t have a deadline. I don’t argue with them. That’s how I have been raised, and I’m happy with it.
I don’t argue when people say that my message is simple, but I believe Jesus’ message was simple.
It’s good to have a leader, otherwise we argue too much.
One of the first people that believed in me, the first person to invest in my talent, me and this guy used to argue all the time in the studio, but at the end of the day, we both realized that we were after the same goal, and that was to make great music. And I’m talking about Eazy-E.
There are some really wealthy hedge fund billionaires in San Francisco who have pledged a lot of money for Democratic candidates to argue for cap and trade and carbon tax and all these things.
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.
I don’t want to argue with my wife about her car – or my driving.
A fishnet is made up of a lot more holes than strings, but you can’t therefore argue that the net doesn’t exist. Just ask the fish.
Never argue with your wife about hostility when she’s a certified Freudian.
My family is very feminist, and they consider that Islam is not a super feminist religion, which I know people can argue about. But that’s – anyway that’s how I was brought up, so it would be odd for me to suddenly just up and start wearing a headscarf.
Combat duty is strenuous and physically demanding, and I’m not the first person to notice that men and women are built differently. And while many will argue that women will only be allowed into combat arms units under the same requirements as their male counterparts, count me as skeptical.
Stop pretending there’s anything wrong with businesspeople hiring diligent laborers who will work for less. Let employers sponsor any worker and argue for why that worker should be given citizenship. Such a vetting mechanism would naturally promote the best and hardest-working.
Judaism, I would argue, does demand love for our fellow human beings, but only to an extent. ‘Hate’ is not always synonymous with the terribly sinful.
My wife and I do not argue. We communicate. We talk. But we’ve never fought in our entire relationship.
One of my early childhood memories was my grandmother always having a bowl of Nestle chocolate bars at her house. My sister and I would argue over who could eat the chocolate bars. Looking back, I don’t know why we just didn’t share. We could have split them.
The attack on ObamaCare was that Congress does not have the power under the Commerce Clause to force a private citizen into a private contractual relationship. If such a thing is permitted to stand, the anti-ObamaCare forces argue, there will be no limit to Congress’s power in the future.
We know Neymar is a great player, you cannot argue about that.
The lunatic racist left is starting to lose. So, as is always the case, change the rules of the game, obfuscate, argue about definitions.
It has never made any sense to argue that, unique among the people of the world, Arabs are more concerned on a day-to-day basis about the treatment of people they don’t know than they are about how they’re going to put food on their own tables, or whether their sons will ever find a job.
For a border state, I would argue that Texas is less lunatic on the subject of immigration issues than other places around it, like Arizona. They’re much more comfortable with their long-term identity as a place with a very large Hispanic population.
We were right to make the case for the U.K. to negotiate a comprehensive customs union with the E.U. And we are right to argue for a strong single market deal, based on common standards, protections and regulations: the right balance of rights and obligation.
I want to be as creative as I want. I don’t ever want to have to compromise; I don’t ever want anybody ever to tell me what to do, I don’t ever want to argue with somebody because of my vision.
A lot of what you see in the supermarket I would argue is not really food. It’s what I call edible, food-like substances.
On a number of occasions, I have made it clear that Sinn Fein policy was to argue for the establishment of an independent, international truth commission.
My view is that life is too short. I’m not being melodramatic or anything, but when your mother dies in your arms – just you and her, and it’s one o’clock in the morning, and you’re waiting for her to exhale – you just think, life’s too bloody short to argue about the little things.
I obviously love ‘The Grey’; that was a pleasure to make. It was also very difficult. Listen, I love ‘Smokin’ Aces.’ That was a lot of fun to make. Completely different part of your brain, I guess. Some would argue the part that they don’t want you to use.
The IMF played crucial roles in the 1980s debt crisis and in the transformation of former communist economies. Radical change, many might argue, is neither necessary nor desirable.
China and the U.S. need each other very badly. Yes, we should argue about some things, but it’s not an ‘us versus them,’ it’s an ‘us and them’ type scenario.
I used to go on chat rooms on AOL, back when those things existed, and argue with believers in evolution and argued with them that it was against God’s law to believe in evolution. It was something I believed really personally.
It’s incomprehensible for me to hear another dude talk about another’s dude’s pockets and have that matter and argue about that.
Some women tend to sell themselves short. I’ve only ever had women say to me, ‘I could never argue in the Supreme Court!’ Do you think a man has ever said that to me? Of course not.
I always listen to my director and never argue with him.
You can’t argue with the truth.
Could we not argue that America is about freedom, whether we live it out or not, but it really is about freedom, equality and the pursuit of happiness. And that’s what church is all about.
Some may argue that countries like Japan and China improved economically without English, but they, too, are learning English fast.
Every time we meet a new terrorist group, we argue they are utterly different and we can learn nothing from the last time. Of course they are different, but some lessons on how we deal with them seem to apply in all cases.
Rationally, I was convinced that the universe without God made no sense, but that simply was not the same as believing. But I also knew that I could not argue myself, or be argued, into faith.
I’m prepared to argue with some of my Labour colleagues about doing what it takes to see that every school has the governance needed to succeed.
The Democrats want a pathway to citizenship for the illegal immigrants so they can become Democratic voters in a few years – and some Democrats even argue that non-citizens ought to be able to vote in U.S. elections.
Paris is certainly one of the most boastful of cities, and you could argue that it has had a lot to boast about: at various times the European centre of power, of civilisation, of the arts, and (self-advertisingly, at least) of love.
It doesn’t do any good to argue. Be kind.
As a necessary prerequisite to the creation of new forms of expression one might, I suppose, argue that current sensibilities respond uniquely to the notion of exhaustion as exhaustion, although that does de facto seem rather limiting.
To argue that universal health care would wreck the U.S. lead in cancer survival, you’d have to argue that universal health care would wreck the entire U.S. economy.
When I was a kid, I got sent off for head-butting a referee: I ran 50m to argue a decision, I was shown a red card, and I head-butted him. I’m really not proud of that.
Never argue; repeat your assertion.
I think of House as a deeply moral character, though some would no doubt argue with me. He does not judge. Beyond his normal tetchiness, there were no more than a half-dozen moments of actual condemnation from him. He understood lies and also why you lied, and there was an absolution there that is very, very appealing.
You cant argue the tasks with a despotic autocrat. It doesnt work.
I would argue that electing Donald Trump would be a disaster for minorities; it would be a disaster when it comes to foreign policy.
I like people with their own opinions, and I like people who argue with me. It’s very exhausting to be in a room full of people who just nod and smile.
Some might argue that it’s unfair to judge Hillary Clinton for the policies her husband championed years ago. But Hillary wasn’t picking out china while she was first lady. She bravely broke the mold and redefined that job in ways no woman ever had before.
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
I love to argue and share bright ideas in a rehearsal room, and when you live with somebody who is working on the same show, the delight can go on all evening!
We don’t argue if drug companies create drugs that can cure humans and charge lots of money for them, even though we all have these diseases. It will be pretty hard to make a different argument for genes.
I think, clearly, where you have a situation in which the Solicitor General tells me, ‘I cannot in good faith argue a certainly legal position,’ and if the president told us to argue that position, we would have to tell him, ‘No, we can’t do that, Mr. President.’
The fear of failure never goes away. In many ways, you could argue that success multiplies the opportunities for failure. It’s just more of an argument for becoming more comfortable with it.
I would argue heavily that the time that has been allocated to social used to come from television, and people are benefitting from it. People who are saying, ‘Aw, you’re spending all your time on Facebook, or all your time on Twitter,’ I’d like to understand what the person used to do with that time.
‘The State’ had never done improv. We used to go over scripts for weeks and argue about every joke. But I don’t know how we would have scripted ‘Reno.’
What I argue for is a progressive tax, a global tax, based on the taxation of private property.
Let’s cultivate an environment, not just in beauty pageants but in society in general, where we argue like we’re right but listen like we’re wrong.
You can’t argue that you have to have art, and prove it to anybody. Why should I give $1,000 to art when there are people starving? Of course, that’s true. But just because you can’t, theoretically, defend the arts, or make a sensible argument for their preservation, doesn’t mean they’re not important.
I would argue that racism, for example, is a feature of machine learning – it’s not a bug.
Faced with the evidence, many deniers have started to admit that global warming is real, but argue that humans have little or nothing to do with it.
I would argue that we’re not limited by actual DNA. You can re-create the ancient DNA by looking at the genomes of existing animals.
Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language, that is in the philosophical debate. Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.
Drinking water that does not meet a federal health guideline will not necessarily make someone ill. Many contaminants are hazardous only if consumed for years. And some researchers argue that even toxic chemicals, when consumed at extremely low doses over long periods, pose few risks.
I think if something’s emotionally real – and I’m not even talking about in movies or in art, but in life – you can’t really argue with that, even if your intellectual mind might know differently.
I never argue with any director. When they say something will click, I believe them.
I can’t control myself. I wish I could. I’ve gone to parties, I’ve gone to games, and I drive home and think, ‘God, can’t you just not argue for once? Can’t you just take what people give you and be happy with their answer?’
Cabinet government rests on the principle of collective responsibility: Ministers debate and argue in private but then hammer out a common policy which they all agree to support.
It’s always a tough call deciding whether, as a scientist, you should argue publicly with the creationists. It’s a dilemma that I encounter frequently in another subject area: Does it make sense to bandy words with someone from the UFO community?
I’m not intelligent enough to be a doctor, and kind of hands down you can’t argue with the worth of that. But I don’t really have an opinion about the worth of making art.
I just want to go out there and do my best. You can’t argue with your best.
The range of ‘Doctor Who’ is, I would argue, bigger than the range of any other television program or movie franchise.
I listen to heavy metal thanks to my son. When I argue with him on the kind of music he is listening to, he says, ‘listen to it.’ I listen and think well that is not so bad!
I’ll argue with the owners all day long when they do not allow the players to get the best.
The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you’re not going to change each other’s minds. It’s a waste of your time and my time.
I think the narrative of people being caught between two cultures as immigrants is very harmful. It’s exclusionary. It essentially tries to argue that some Americans are more real than others.
Growing up in Ohio and just being kind of an average guy from flyover country – my dad was a factory guy – I try to put things on a screen that reflect reality. I don’t mind if people want to argue with that, or think that’s crazy.
People here argue about religion interminably, but it appears that they are competing at the same time to see who can be the least devout.
Union leaders argue that pension shortfalls account for a proportionally tiny portion of governments’ financial problems, and by all accounts, there are plenty of parties to blame for the growth in payrolls and obligations.
I’ve learned by hanging out in Hollywood, where I disagree politically with most people, that most people’s hearts are in the right place, and the only thing we have to argue about is the way to solve the problems.
I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said ‘Success is primarily luck anyway.’ And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant – so who am I to argue with him!
Traditional Marxism attempted to argue against free enterprise by saying that capitalism causes poverty and that, therefore, socialism is necessary. That didn’t work, because it was false.
At the end of the day, nobody can lie. You can’t argue feelings. It’s a matter of respect. If you say ‘Hey, what you did made me feel this way.’ You can’t argue that. That’s it.
It is a hard matter, my fellow citizens, to argue with the belly, since it has no ears.
While some politicians argue over whether to believe scientists’ almost overwhelming consensus on climate change, the business sector is a believer and is wisely planning ahead.
No one will ever argue that someone could have played Helen Keller better than Patty Duke. It was an incredibly demanding role and I don’t think anyone can argue that it was a false performance.
You can’t let challenges argue you out of doing what you know is the right thing.
Why argue about things you can’t prove?
Our democracy is as strong as we make it. Its founding principle is that we voice our opinions, and that we are willing to argue for what we believe in.
In many respects, you can argue Dodd-Frank isn’t even law. It’s a license for unaccountable, un-elected officials to make law.
Many locals in east Africa are calling for fences to separate wildlife and people. They argue it will reduce conflict and also make it easier to protect the wildlife from poachers. From my experience in Tanzania, no fence and no militia will hold back the tide of poachers drawn by the huge sums of money at stake.
I wasn’t necessarily always funny, I don’t know if I necessarily am – some would argue not – but I was definitely, always been a strange one. Definitely always an odd duck.
A question has to be asked: if you are a genuine asylum seeker, why have you not sought asylum in the first safe country that you arrived in? Because France is not a country where anyone would argue it is not safe in any way whatsoever, and if you are genuine, then why not seek asylum in your first safe country?
When I was growing up, Sunday lunch was my favorite time as a child. We would have a big Sunday English meal, and we would argue about things.
There’s a certain kind of cultural energy pursued by the gatekeepers of elite discourse, who want to argue that Americans fundamentally agree with each other, and that’s the health of the nation.
I’m an extreme libertarian, but I realize we’re in a democracy, and in a democracy, people can have views of all stripes, and there’s no reason to argue about it.
I would argue that the issue of God and the issue of science have the same roots.
Most blacks will argue that they excel because of hard work, because of intellect, determination, sweat, blood, tears and risk.
You could argue that Barack Obama faced in ’08 a situation as bad as any president since the Great Depression. What Obama inherited from the Bush administration, we all remember, was just an absolute global catastrophe.
Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for ‘religious toleration’ are arrogantly dishonest.
It’s not a lack of confidence, because I can’t argue with the fact that I’ve taken some good pictures. But it’s just a raw fear that you’ve taken the last one.
My memorization skills aren’t that great so I need help in that area. As far as everything else, I listen to the director. I’m someone who doesn’t argue. I hit my marks and say the lines.
How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can’t argue with them. That’s their perception.
Don’t argue that you can’t find a job that pays enough to support yourself. You can. You just can’t find a job that will support you in the style to which you have been accustomed.
I never argue with people about movies.
First of all, Vince McMahon doesn’t argue – he tells you!
Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
I ain’t here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way yall need Jesus.
If anyone has seen the horrific and unwatchable footage of the Chinese cat and dog trade – animals skinned alive – then they could not possibly argue in favour of China as a caring nation. There are no animal protection laws in China and this results in the worst animal abuse and cruelty on the planet. It is indefensible.
If we had a starting XI that no one could argue about it wouldn’t say a lot for English football. We’d probably be on a downward spiral. It’s good that people have different ideas about who should play.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.
I love it when my books cause controversy, when people argue violently about the ending.
When I was younger, I felt very much like, ‘Oh, I have to be a certain way, I have to look a certain way.’ You really, really don’t. That’s the way women are treated differently than men. I mean, I’ve had actors argue with me about this.
What I would argue in my defence is that shows like ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘The X Factor’ have actually got people more interested in music again and are sending more people into record stores.
I grew up listening to my father argue politics into the night and taking trips every Saturday to the Hood River library where my mother maintained her interest in reading and encouraged the same from her sons.
I don’t always succeed in creating a delicious dinner for my family; I would, however, argue for the likely success of Taco Night. Who doesn’t love a taco? Make it with veggie crumbles! Add fish! Have you tried ground buffalo? The results are always impressive.
When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
What I’m trying to argue, as passionately as I can, is that the Jesus story isn’t worth dying for, it’s worth living for. Jesus presents a third way, a way of being in the worth that embraces the Sermon on the Mount, with its challenge to violence and greed.
In some ways, you could argue, television is doing far more interesting work than the movies. It’s more fulfilling.
Did I want Britain to remain in the E.U.? Yes. Did I fear the consequences if we quit? Yes. Did I argue passionately for that during the referendum? Absolutely I did.
Never argue with your characters; they know themselves better than you do.
Uncle Matheson and my father would frequently argue long into the night about politics. Like me, he was all about socialism, togetherness and investing in people, whereas Matheson, to this day, holds very strong conservative views.
It has always been a sign of desperation that racial-preference supporters argue that the government can honor the constitutional mandate not to discriminate on the basis of race only by discriminating on the basis of race.
Homosexual advocates try to argue that businesses are leery of locating in towns that aren’t friendly to homosexuals. I believe the opposite is truer.
People would much rather argue their own visions and conceptions about a book than engage in a dialogue with the author, because the author could always trump you with, ‘I wrote it.’
I look for strong people. I don’t like people who’ll say yes to everything I might bring up. I want people who can argue and disagree and have a point of view that’s reflected in the magazine. My dad believed in the cult of personality. He brought great writers and columnists to ‘The Standard.’
Composers dialogue – and obsessively, bitterly argue – with other composers, often over the span of several centuries.
One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
We have a very disabled person in our family who is cared for by someone who lives a life most other people would find impossible, and her faith is making it a joy for her. And you can’t argue with that. I mean, you can, but it’s fruitless.
I would argue that we have a generation of young people, particularly minorities, who are no longer putting up with the kinds of things their parents put up with. They’re much more self-confident. It’s no longer acceptable to make fun of people because of race or sex. But it has always been present in American society.
Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me. I’d rather not talk about my past excesses here, although some hardcore rockers might argue that those excesses were responsible for some great records, but I know which side I came out on.
Well, you can’t argue with somebody that won’t argue back.
I would argue further that Barack Obama’s election to the presidency of the United States was essentially an American sophistication, a national exercise in seeing what was not there and a refusal to see what was there – all to escape the stigma not of stupidity but of racism.
Can watching video lessons or using interactive software make people smart? No. But I would argue that it can do something even better: create a context in which people can give free rein to their curiosity and natural love of learning so that they realize they’re already smart.
But if you’re asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick.
I’m still conflict-averse. I don’t like to argue.
I would argue that in the cyber arena, the need for private sector partnership is higher than really anywhere else of any program we have. So, the reality is we couldn’t do what we do without the private sector, and vice versa.
It’s very hard to argue with someone who thinks he is God because he makes a lot of money.
My grandfather once ventured upon publishing a volume of hymns. I never heard anyone speak in their favour or argue that they ought to have been sung in the congregation. In that volume, he promised a second if the first should prove acceptable. We forgive him the first collection because he did not inflict another.
I grew up surrounded by these tough, ballsy, strong women. They were also adoring women, but they were the kind of women who would argue over what kind of pants you were wearing or the color of your nail polish.
I will argue with anyone in New York: we have the best pizza in Chicago and the best blues.
Some Libertarians argue that Western occupation fans the flames of radical Islam; I agree. But I don’t agree that, absent Western occupation, that radical Islam ‘goes quietly into that good night.’
The way to put oneself in a position to take the harder, more honorable political path is to argue for one’s virtues in a vigorous way.
The men are much alarmed by certain speculations about women; and well they may be, for when the horse and ass begin to think and argue, adieu to riding and driving.
I would argue that one of the issues which the public should be much more emphatic about with all politicians… is patronage, appointing people to high positions because they supported your campaign or helped you raise money.
Is literature more important than hurting people? You can’t argue that. You can’t say it. It’s impossible.