Deny Quotes

Deny Quotes by Coventry Patmore, Junot Diaz, Rush Limbaugh, Jacqueline Novogratz, Dennis Farina, Lydia Lunch and many others.

One fool will deny more truth in half an hour than a wi

One fool will deny more truth in half an hour than a wise man can prove in seven years.
Coventry Patmore
If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level any reflection of themselves
Junot Diaz
We keep hearing how “qualified” Hillary Clinton is to be president. I think it’s kind of like if somebody has to deny they’re a prostitute, then there must be some doubt about it.
Rush Limbaugh
When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society.
Jacqueline Novogratz
When they released Sidewalks of New York, there were some shots with the towers they were going to take out, and Ed told them no. I don’t think they can deny the towers were a part of New York.
Dennis Farina
I think my speeches are hilarious. I think I’m a natural comedian, but I like denying people the chance to laugh. I want to deny you the relief of the punchline.
Lydia Lunch
Paradoxically, the most constructive thing women can do is to write, for in the act of writing we deny our muteness and begin to eliminate some of the difficulties that have been put upon us.
Dale Spender
If you will thank me ” he replied let it be for yourself alone. That the wish of giving happiness to you might add force to the other inducements which led me on I shall not attempt to deny. But your family owe me nothing. Much as I respect them I believe I thought only of you.
Jane Austen
We cannot deny the facts of nature, but we should certainly try to improve on them.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The more humanity owes him, the more society denies him. Every door is shut against him, even when he has a right to its being opened: and if he ever obtains justice, it is with much greater difficulty than others obtain favors.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I believe that the bigger problem is that we’re seeing people who arrive from Cuba and a year and a day later are travelling to Cuba 40 times a year, they’re staying, and that’s hard to justify. The problem is not that I want to deny anything to anyone; it is the need to justify those laws.
Marco Rubio
I have had a thousand kisses, for which with my whole soul I thank love—but if you should deny me the thousand and first—‘t would put me to the proof how great a misery I could live through.
John Keats
I can’t deny ‘Fleabag”s a very personal piece, but it’s not autobiographical.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
There is nothing in the law of God that will rob you of happiness; it only denies you that which would cost you sorrow.
Charles Spurgeon
To deny the force of divine judgment, then, is to make God less than God, and to make us less than His children. For every father must discipline His children, and paternal discipline is itself a mercy, a fatherly expression of love.
Scott Hahn
Maybe someday it will seem quaint that, during a time of plague, some of the parents of the 1990s wanted to deny their children protection so that they could safeguard their own self- image. Or maybe we’ll just seem like a bunch of lunatics.
Anna Quindlen
When Corporate America finds a Jayson Blair in its midst, the standard operating procedure is to circle the wagons and deny that any form of liability extends up the chain of command.
Gary Weiss
You are educated equally to boys. You’re expected to go into equal employment with boys. In a marriage, you are legally equal. So, you know, you cannot deny we live in a feminist world.
Caitlin Moran
Caitlyn isn’t someone to get over. She’s someone to come to terms with, the way you have to come to terms with your parents, your siblings. You can’t deny they ever happened. You can’t deny you ever loved them, love them still, even if loving them causes you pain.
Judy Blume
I do not deny certain kinds of biological differences. But I always ask under what conditions, under what discursive and institutional conditions, do certain biological differences – and they’re not necessary ones, given the anomalous state of bodies in the world – become the salient characteristics of sex.
Judith Butler
It seems to be the modern Canadian approach to Indigenous people: rather than deny their problems or accuse them of creating them through their own laziness, which was how my parents’ generation dealt with the question, we now smother them with humid apologies and abnegation, but not actual compensation.
Neil Macdonald
A man who denies his past is a man who truly denies himself a future, for he refuses to know himself, and to deny knowledge of oneself is to stumble through life as handicapped as the blind mute.
Tobsha Learner
Many people do remember their births, but they deny it.
Yoko Ono
Steve Jobs didn’t really set the direction of my Apple I and Apple II designs but he did the more important part of turning them into a product that would change the world. I don’t deny that.
Steve Wozniak
No one who is at all acquainted with the Indian in his home can deny that we are a polite people.
Charles Eastman
I refuse to confirm or deny anything about any deal to purchase an American NHL franchise and move it to Canada until I’ve completed all of the paperwork and the deal is closed.
Jim Balsillie
I’m not going to deny the fact that I’ve tried pot. I hated it.
Lindsay Lohan
To say good-bye is to deny separation; it is to say Today we play at going our own ways, but we’ll see each other tomorrow. Men invented farewells because they somehow knew themselves to be immortal, even while seeing themselves as contingent and ephemeral.
Jorge Luis Borges
It is unconstitutional to deny people, gay or lesbian couples, the right to marriage. Everyone has equal rights so this is the right way to go. I think it’s a great celebration for America.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I will simply deny you the crown, and….. Live forever!
Francis I of France
Some countries that I go to are still trying to deny that it’s happening. In India, 2.1 million people are living with HIV AIDS. India manufactures most of the drugs that are used to cure HIV around the world, which is an amazing, amazing fact that most people don’t know.
Sharon Stone
A person could last a long while without touch, but once someone had experienced the comfort, joy, and sheer relief of another human body close, the desire to experience that again was hard to deny.
Mary Johnson
It’s true – I am a bisexual. But I can’t deny that I’ve used that fact very well. I suppose it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.
David Bowie
The more humanity owes the poor man, the more society denies him.
Henri Rousseau
A lot of people are living in a dream world – they want to deny that aging occurs or believe it doesnt have to occur. Theyll hold on to this belief until the moment they die. The reality will eventually hit them.
S. Jay Olshansky
The uninitiated are those who believe in nothing except what they can grasp in their hands, and who deny the existence of all that is invisible.
No human being, religion, nation, and sect can deny respect to mother.
Shehbaz Sharif
When the meal was over we all had a quiet rest in our rooms and I meditated on the race. This is the time when an athlete feels all alone in the big world. Opponents assume tremendous stature. Any runner who denies having fears, nerves or some kind of disposition is a bad athlete, or a liar.
Gordon Pirie
Stiff-necked fools, you think you are cool to deny me for simplicity.
Bob Marley
I do not deny the possibility that the people may err in an election; but if they do, the true [cure] is in the next election, and not in the treachery of the person elected.
Abraham Lincoln
Break up the institution of the family, deny the inviolability of its relations, and in a little while there would not be any humanity.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Sometimes my success is attributed to my height (which is 7’2″), which I won’t deny does help to an extent. But honestly, the rest comes from a healthy mix of workout and practice everyday.
Satnam Singh Bhamara
The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature.
Paul de Man
Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all.
G. I. Gurdjieff
Few would venture to deny the advantages of temperance in increasing the efficiency of a nation at war.
William Lyon Mackenzie
There is no future for a people who deny their past.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Who wants to do good in this world must deny oneself. A man does not live on this Earth to be happy or to be honest only – he has to do great things for humanity, achieve the generosity of the spirit and rise above the banality where most of the people are drowning and wasting their days.
Irving Stone
We have convinced over one billion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments.
Theodore C. Sorensen
Your conscience is no defense against you sins; however, it can unfortunately deny you the pleasure of enjoying them.
Salvador de Madariaga
You cannot deny reality: that ISIS is systematically attempting to exterminate Christianity, to exterminate the Yazidi community, to exterminate other religious minorities in vast areas in Iraq and Syria.
Jeff Fortenberry
The rush to enjoy robs the joy from life and only denies the happiness and freedom of here and now.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
To do good whenever one can, to love liberty above all else, never to deny the truth, even though it be before the throne.
Ludwig van Beethoven
The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
Stephen Bayley
There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people.
Hillary Clinton
I most certainly can deny it. Of course, if I did, I’d be lying.” Mairelon
Patricia C. Wrede
We cannot deny that people are suffering, and they are making that suffering known at the ballot box.
Nina Turner
God is very generous and does not deny His grace to anyone. Indeed he gives more than what we ask of Him. Faithfulness to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit-that is the shortest route.
Mary Faustina Kowalska
The death of any man aged 56 is very sad for his widow and family. And no one would deny that Steve Jobs was a brilliant and highly innovative technician, with great business flair and marketing ability.
A. N. Wilson
Is it reasonable to assume a purposiveness in all the parts of nature and to deny it to the whole?
Immanuel Kant
The root of humanly caused evil is not man’s animal nature, not territorial aggression, or innate selfishness, but our need to gain self-esteem, deny our mortality, and achieve a heroic self-image. Our desire for the best is the cause of the worst.
Sam Keen
No rest without love, no sleep without dreams of love- be mad or chill obsessed with angels or machines, the final wish is love -cannot be bitter, cannot deny, cannot withhold if denied: the weight is too heavy
Allen Ginsberg
The heart does heal and you will love like this again- except when you do, you’ll deny that you ever loved like this before.
Martin Niemoller
To neglect the wise sayings of great thinkers is to deny ourselves the truest education.
William James
The bounden duty of a true believer towards men who profess to be Christians, and yet deny the Word of the Lord, and reject the fundamentals of the Gospel, is to come out from among them
Charles Spurgeon
Incidentally, the creationists that I’ve encountered diligently deny that our Earth’s climate is being altered by people. This point of view and teaching is in absolutely no one’s best interest. Here’s hoping we can work together and preserve the Earth, for us – us humans.
Bill Nye
The reason most people don’t express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of the federal reserve, It’s what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them.
David Icke
The fact is that a bill allowing any employer to deny insurance coverage based on a moral objection – along with giving an employer permission to ask for medical records showing why a woman is taking birth control – opens up a set of problems that I’m sure its sponsors have not fully considered.
Richard Carmona
We don’t want to confirm or deny the Holocaust. We oppose every type of crime against any people. But we want to know whether this crime actually took place or not.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
When life is so harsh that a man loses all hope in himself, then he raises his eyes to a shining rock, worshipping it, just to find hope again, rather than looking to his own acts for hope and salvation. Yes, atheism IS a redemptive belief. It is theism that denies man’s own redemptive nature.
Isaac Asimov
Human rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush’s 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of POWs under the Geneva Conventions.
John Yoo
I watched the way Hillary Clinton talk now about how lovely everything is and how wonderful she is. It doesn’t work that way. She was after him, she was trying to – she even sent out or her campaign sent out pictures of him in a certain garb, very famous pictures. I don’t think she can deny that.
Donald Trump
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
B. R. Ambedkar
Deny yourself! You must deny yourself! That is the song that never ends.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
On at least four separate occasions and recorded in the four Gospels the Lord Jesus called His disciples to deny their soul life, deliver it to death, and then to follow Him.
Watchman Nee
It is clear that it is not man who has created the universe – whether you believe in God or in gods or deny any divine presence – man cannot alter the laws that govern the universe without damaging it.
Sean MacBride
Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It’s a spiritual dissipation.
Margaret Deland
Luck certainly had a hand in my good fortune. I can’t deny that. But it came down to more than luck.
Anthony Scaramucci
I’m not going to say I was opposed to the Vietnam War. I’m going to say I’m opposed to war. But I’m also opposed to protests that deny other people their rights.
John Wooden
In our small chess community in Marylebone it would be mock modesty on my part to deny that I have built up for myself a considerable name without ever actually having won a single game. Even the best players are sometimes beaten, and that is precisely what happens to me.
Stephen Potter
Those who deny the first principle should be flogged or burned until they admit that it is not the same thing to be burned and not burned, or whipped and not whipped.
There are some big teams out there who don’t play in Champions League, but I can’t deny that I’d love to play in Europe’s most prestigious competition.
Paulo Dybala
We are, in a way, temporary ambulatory repositories for our nucleic acids. This does not deny our humanity; it does not prevent us from pursuing the good, the true and the beautiful. But it would be a great mistake to ignore where we have come from in our attempt to determine where we are going.
Carl Sagan
As every student in Philosophy 101 learns, nothing can force me to believe that anyone except me is conscious. This power to deny that other people have feelings is not just an academic exercise but an all-too-common vice, as we see in the long history of human cruelty.
Steven Pinker
The issue of migration has played a key role in all of our member states, wherever we are. Only we, as a European Union, can convince our citizens that we do have an answer to this – not deny migration, not pretend you can solve it by building fences and walls, not pretending we can solve it by letting everybody in.
Frans Timmermans
Thanks to General Petraeus, our leadership and the sacrifice of brave young Americans. To deny that their sacrifice didn’t make possible the success of the surge in Iraq, I think does a great disservice…the progress has been immense.
John McCain
Those who deny their own feelings tend to deny other people’s.
George Monbiot
It seems to me that ‘women’s writing’ by nature would not seek equivalence in the male world. It would be a writing that sought to express a distinction, not deny it.
Rachel Cusk
By ‘happiness’ I do not mean worldly success or outside approval, though it would be priggish to deny that both these things are most agreeable. I mean the inner consciousness, the inner conviction that one is doing well the thing that one is best fitted to do by nature.
Edith Sitwell
If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can’t deny a kind of respect for the great criminal.
Denis Diderot
Scientists say over the next hundred years, the coast of California will sink almost five feet. So the presidential candidates need to do something. Mitt Romney is conflicted. On one hand, he denies that global warming exists. But if California is under water, he would definitely win the next election.
Craig Ferguson
Seeing too much to deny and too little to be sure, I am in a state to be pitied.
Blaise Pascal
Everybody knows I’m Canadian, and I’m proud of that. I’ll never deny that fact that I’m Canadian.
Bobby Roode
While foreign competitors, French or Japanese or German, merrily bid for contracts abroad, American companies find themselves tangled in a web of legislation designed to express disapproval, block trade in certain commodities, or perhaps deny resources to disfavored or hostile regimes.
Elliott Abrams
The Lord judgeth not as man judgeth; better to be cast out of the church than to deny Christ.
Anne Hutchinson
It is well to be informed about the winds, About the variations in the sky, The native traits and habits of the place, What each locale permits, and what denies.
I can’t deny that there’s a great privilege in having parents who are established in the field that I’m pursuing. I try to appreciate the fact that they’re so great at it. They’ve been such great role models, not only talent-wise but also in how they lead their lives and the reasons why they’ve pursued this.
Zoe Perry
I ain’t looking to compete with you, beat, or cheat, or mistreat you, simplify you, classify you, deny, defy, or crucify you. All I really want to do is, baby, be friends with you.
Bob Dylan
To give money to a woman – and here I must speak as a man – is to deny her special quality, her irreplaceability, and reduce her unique amiability to a commodity. Money takes away her name, while transforming her lover into a nameless customer of a market of appetites.
James Buchan
While the Jeffersonian did not flatly deny the Creator’s power to perform miracles, he admired His refusal to do so.
Daniel J. Boorstin
I always feel quite Jewish but I used to deny it until I was in my twenties.
Giles Coren
When we are unable to receive, we deny someone else the pleasure of giving.
Paulo Coelho
So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall.
Henry Vaughan
Whatever has happened in your past, it’s – you can never deny it. I mean, you can never wash what’s happened before in your life out of you.
Jessie Buckley
I know a lot of police officers who are on the force to do the right thing to protect people. But how can you deny this pattern, this disturbing pattern, Alton Sterling, Mr. Castile in my own community, Philando Castile, but then Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland?
Keith Ellison
To believe everything is to be an imbecile.
To deny everything is to be a fool.
Charles Nodier
It is worse for a liar to tell the truth than for a lover of truth to lie…. There is a truth which is of Satan. Its essence is that under the semblance of truth it denies everything that is real. It lives upon hatred of the real world which is created and loved by God.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Real Madrid was my home for a long time and I’ve not forgotten it. I grew up there, I met a lot of people and I made my debut. There’s part of me that will always be there, I can’t deny it. To play for the first team was a dream.
Marcos Alonso
My people have a saying. Kirha tahanahna ditari sukenah. To deny the presence of the sun doesn’t escape its blister. I admire your loyalty. But sometimes you have to face the truth, even when it hurts.” – Choo Co La Tah
Sherrilyn Kenyon
In almost every case (where the United States has fought wars) our overwhelming commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights has required us to support those regimes that would deny freedom, democracy and human rights to their own people.
Gore Vidal
I think, sometimes when we face problems and issues in our life, we have a tendency to really deny that a problem exists. Or sometimes we say, oh, it’ll go away, or we can handle it. It’s – you know, don’t worry. I’ve got it covered. And a lot of times, that’s not the case.
Judy Smith
Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat…giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.
J. R. R. Tolkien
When you deny something your power is much more conspicuous than when you approve it.
Vladimir Voinovich
It’s what I tell my daughters: Know that your birthright is to shine your light, and don’t let anybody deny you of that right. Take responsibility for your life.
Kimberly Elise
Pouter, tumbler, and fantail are from the same source; The racer and hack may be traced to one Horse; So men were developed from monkeys of course, Which nobody can deny.
Bill Vaughan
We cannot know what faith is if we have never had it, and we cannot obtain it as long as we deny it. Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.
Thomas S. Monson
The believers in miracles accept them (rightly or wrongly) because they have evidence for them. The disbelievers in miracles deny them (rightly or wrongly) because they have a doctrine against them.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I believe that when we treat homosexual people as pariahs and push them outside our communities and churches; when we blame them for who they are; when we deny them our blessing on their commitment to lifelong, faithful relationships, we make them doubt whether they are children of God, made in his image.
Steve Chalke
There is a psychological and physical toll from the pressure to recreate ourselves in midlife. To survive as workers, we have to deny, on some level, the realities of our bodies – bodies that age and give birth.
Alissa Quart
I just continue to grind on my own. You can’t deny good music at the end of the day.
Let’s reserve judgment for people who beat their children, sell their daughters into prostitution, or deny women the right to make decisions about their bodies and their lives.
Mayim Bialik
… the long-lasting humanitarian impact of these inhuman weapons continues to deny communities the opportunity to rebuild long after the end of the conflicts.
Kofi Annan
We must build a movement for education, not incarceration. A movement for jobs, not jails. A movement that will end all forms of discrimination against people released from prison – discrimination that denies them basic human rights to work, shelter and food.
Michelle Alexander
She lifted her head. “It’s easier,” she said, slowly, “to be angry on someone else’s behalf than on my own. And yet I find I have a well of anger in me, that I have been filling for years from my own hurts. If I spill it out in defense of another, I can deny it’s mine.
Emma Bull
Next you will cry about taxation without representation, and throw a basket of tea into the harbor. You are indeed a very Jacobin at heart, and I think I must give up trying to cure you of it; I can but wash my hands and deny responsibility
Naomi Novik
Your mind will really talk to you when you begin to deny fulfillment to your desires, and you will find how subtle and shameless it is.
Dallas Willard
Racism is a blight on the human conscience. The idea that any people can be inferior to another, to the point where those who consider themselves superior define and treat the rest as subhuman, denies the humanity even of those who elevate themselves to the status of gods.
Nelson Mandela
Some find it in their lovers eyes, who can deny the joy it brings. When you’ve found that special thing, you’re flying without wings.
Ruben Studdard
I’m not like the Brexiteers. I don’t deny that we have to permit immigration and the right of establishment for capital and services.
Geert Wilders
Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.
Nam June Paik
I won’t deny that when you look at a director’s work, you are aware of the different works that they have done. For me, what’s more important is my instinct about that person.
Kirti Kulhari
Nothing could add to the horror of hell, except the presence of its creator, God. While I have life, as long as I draw breath, I shall deny with all my strength, and hate with every drop of my blood, this infinite lie.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Capitalism denies the right to live. You have only the right to remain on the labour market.
Noam Chomsky
He was just Dad. But it’s hard to deny who he was when you’re brought out on stage, and you’re standing beside this great man singing at the end of a show, and the crowd loves him.
John Carter Cash
After the horrific massacre Wednesday at the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, perhaps the West will finally put away its legion of useless tropes trying to deny the relationship between violence and radical Islam.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Faith doesn’t deny a problems existence. It denies it a place of influence.
Bill Johnson
Sin is the Monster we love to deny. It is crouching at the door and it wants you, but you must overcome it.
Frank Peretti
Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything, I don’t advocate anything, I just live with it.
Bruce Springsteen
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
John Burroughs
The more you know, the more unflinchingly you deny casual beliefs and Accepted Wisdom when it flies in the face of reality, the more carefully you observe the world and its people around you, the better chance you have of writing something meaningful and well-crafted.
Harlan Ellison
I make very proper clothes. But I was never that person. For a long time, I thought that was the image I needed to have for my brand. And I thought that’s the person that I needed to be. Because it gave me a distinct image that no one can deny.
Jason Wu
As we fell in Adam, we are saved in Christ. To deny the principle in the one case, is to deny it in the other; for the two are inseparably united in the representations of Scripture
Charles Hodge
Why fear? The stuff of my being is matter, ever changing, ever moving, but never lost; so what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellow men? The wide belt of the universe has no need for finger-rings. I am one with the infinite and need no other assurance.
Zora Neale Hurston
Sir, with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.
Robert Louis Stevenson
To control the future requires the control of education and of the child. Hence, for Christians to tolerate statist education, or to allow their children to be trained thereby, means to renounce power in society, to renounce their children, and to deny Christ’s Lordship over all of life.
R.J. Rushdoony
Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.
Paul Theroux
Graham Greene at 82 years old was still writing, and I don’t think anyone can deny the force, the expertise, and the unique quality of his writing, if you take his complete oeuvre.
William Golding
To bracket form and finality out of one’s investigations as far as reason allows is a matter of method, but to deny their reality altogether is a matter of metaphysics.
David Bentley
I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
Benjamin Disraeli
We shouldn’t even need the word ‘atheism’. If people didn’t invent ridiculous imaginary gods, rational people wouldn’t have to deny them.
Ricky Gervais
The soul is that which beholds beauty even when the mind denies it.
Neale Donald Walsch
It is also important to respect the fact that Iran is a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, which treaty spells out the rights and obligations of signatures to the treaty and therefore that we can’t deny Iran the rights due to it as a signature of the NPT.
Thabo Mbeki
I can’t help but smile as I swipe a lone tear trailing down my cheek. How can I not be crazy in love with this guy? Time away from him didn’t change anything. I can’t deny him another chance. That would be denying myself.
Simone Elkeles
I can’t deny that Eric Clapton’s and Eddie Van Halen’s lead stuff has influenced a stack of people, but for me, it’s the rhythm thing that’s way more impressive and important to a band.
Angus Young
Performers only get to do their showing off because the public pay to see them. To deny your audience a photo, whatever the format, seems a little rude to me.
Sue Perkins
The dangers which threaten us are twofold: First, from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
Robert Dale Owen
Live theater is just an incredibly powerful medium, and I think anyone who goes, whether they know about it or not, if they see something that sort of fits with them, it’s kind of hard to deny that they had a good time.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Some people will deny anything that displeases or scares them: unusual pain in their chests, unwanted lumps beneath their skin, or the fact that humans share ancestry with apes are a few examples. Another is climate change.
Michael Specter
The one curse in America is that we deny who we really are and what we like.
Jim Norton
Reason forbade me many things which,
Instinctively, my nature was attracted to;
And a perpetual loss I feel if, knowing,
I believe a falsehood or deny the truth.
If there are atheists, who is to be blamed if not the mercenary tyrants of souls who, in revolting us against their swindles, compel some feeble spirits to deny the God whom these monsters dishonour?
The Washington Post speaking out against state legislation that he believed would let businesses deny services to gay, lesbian and transgender people. [Tim] Cook himself came out as gay in the pages of Bloomberg Businessweek.
Laura Sydell
Four years ago in speaking of a Jewish nation one ran the risk of being regarded ridiculous. Today he makes himself ridiculous who denies the existence of a Jewish nation.
Theodor Herzl
Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counterattack.
Roger Stone
I can’t deny that I’ve had a privileged upbringing. I’ve been really fortunate regarding how I entered this world, not just financially, but in that I have really great parents who show me a lot of love.
Catherine Reitman
It is easier to kill than to heal. It is easier to destroy than to preserve. It is easier to tear down than to build. Those who feed on destructive emotions and ambitions and deny the responsibilities that are the price of wielding power can bring down everything you care for and would protect. Be on guard, always.
Anne Bishop
This is not to deny that there are versions of theism that do conflict with evolutionary biology. Young Earth Creationism is an example; it claims that God created life on earth within the past 10,000 to 50,000 years. But other types of theism are different.
Elliott Sober
I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women.
Daniel Defoe
At last an authentic voice from Saudi Arabia. Al-Mohaimeed has written a remarkable, rhythmic, genuine novel. Wolves of the Crescent Moon throbs with sensuality and moral courage, as if it didn’t take place in a society that denies the tick of the heart.
Hanan al-Shaykh
I have learned that in any significant or continuing relationship, feelings which are persistent had best be expressed. If they are expressed as feelings owned by me, the result may be temporarily upsetting but ultimately far more rewarding than any attempt to deny or conceal them.
Carl Rogers
Once you’ve danced, you always dance. You can’t deny the gifts that God sends your way
Judith Jamison
Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.
Thomas Aquinas
In the one defence, briefly, we accept responsibility but deny that it was bad: in the other, we admit that it was bad but don’t accept full, or even any, responsibility.
J. L. Austin
To one who waits, all things reveal themselves so long as you have the courage not to deny in the darkness what you have seen in the light.
Coventry Patmore
You either deny terrorists any acceptance in the international life, or you make your double standard policy work the way it has been working – ‘I don’t like that guy in this country, so we will be calling him a dictator and topple him. This guy in another country also dictatorial, but he’s our dictator.’
Sergei Lavrov
When I think of a merry, happy, and free young girl – and look at the ailing aching state a young wife is generally doomed to – which you can’t deny is the penalty of marriage.
Queen Victoria
Sometimes you can learn things from the way a person denies something. The choice of lies can be almost as helpful as the truth.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Make sure the government treats others the same as you would want the government to treat you. …Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution.
Charley Reese
Can any one deny that the old Israelites conceived Jahveh not only in the image of a man, but in that of a changeable, irritable, and, occasionally, violent man?
Thomas Huxley
Comey made mistakes, but they weren’t made out of self-interest. To deny he wasn’t put into political positions by lawmakers on Capitol Hill or on the campaign trail would be placing blame in the wrong place.
Katie Pavlich
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
Thus the blasphemy of the homosexual formula, for it denies Babalon and breeds devils in chaos.
Kenneth Grant
It is wrong for the federal government to deny benefits or privileges to couples who have lawfully wed.
Patrick Leahy
I don’t think any of my kids would have a good word to say about me. I think they deny that they even know me. At school, they pretend they are Anton du Beke’s kids.
Rob Brydon
I am a pretty tough nut, I guess, and I love art as one of the expressions that probably appeals to my softer side that a lot of people would deny I had.
Kerry Stokes
All my life I have studies the peculiar powers of music. It has a force of its own that few would deny.
Katherine Neville
No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.
John Milton
No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
Bernard de Mandeville
No matter how you feel about social media, you can’t deny the giant that is Facebook.
Shonda Rhimes
Of course, every movie is political, some people just deny it because they like the world the way it is.
Celine Sciamma
No compassion will be tolerated for the Jews. We deny the Pope’s statement that there is but one human race. The Jews are parasites.
Robert Ley
Each one should realize there is nothing in (us) which denies that which (we) desire.
Ernest Holmes
The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny.
Henry A. Wallace
Our government denies that terrorism is caused by Islamic doctrine. Now, that is true, and it is a declarative statement. It’s not arguable.
Rush Limbaugh
Italy is now a great country to invest in… Today we have fewer communists and those who are still there deny having been one. Another reason to invest in Italy is that we have beautiful secretaries… superb girls.
Silvio Berlusconi
Jewish, Christian, and Muslim theologians have insisted for centuries that God does not exist and that there is ‘nothing’ out there; in making these assertions, their aim was not to deny the reality of God but to safeguard God’s transcendence.
Karen Armstrong
If you punish him for what he sees you practise yourself, he… will be apt to interpret it the peevishness and arbitrary imperiousness of a father, who, without any ground for it, would deny his son the liberty and pleasure he takes himself.
John Locke
No doubt, if you go through records, Dhoni is India’s best captain to date. Beating Sourav Ganguly, he won the Tests, ODIs, and T20s, won both the World Cups. Nobody can deny that, but to give credit to a single person is not good; others should also get credit for winning the Cups.
Virender Sehwag
We are animals and we are made in this way and this is how we behave. I’m just kind of fascinated by how we can deny that we are animals and what our impact on the other animals is like, and how quixotic we can be in trying to assess what we’ve done in trying to correct it.
T.C. Boyle
Love as a power can go anywhere. It isn’t sentimental. It doesn’t have to be pretty, yet it doesn’t deny pain.
Sharon Salzberg
When you hear a true story, there is a part of you that responds to it regardless of art, regardless of evidence. Let it be the most obvious fabrication and you will still believe whatever truth is in it, because you can not deny truth no matter how shabbily it is dressed.
Orson Scott Card
Christianity finds all its doctrines stated in the Bible, and Christianity denies no part, nor attempts to add anything to the Word of God.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
The mind may accept or deny that you are awareness, but either way it can’t really understand. It cannot comprehend. Thought cannot comprehend what is beyond thought.
It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions – especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief.
Debbie Ford
If you want to participate in life, you have to deny your identity.
August Wilson
John Kerry is finding out that it is no fun to be the front runner, that’s when you get all the heat. He had to deny internet rumors this week that he had Botox treatments. The Republicans say Kerry should have a clear, unfurrowed brow the old fashioned way by not giving a sh–.
Bill Maher
I don’t know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don’t want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we’re not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.
Tony Campolo
Not what we wish, but what we want, Oh! let thy grace supply, The good unask’d, in mercy grant; The ill, though ask’d, deny.
James Merrick
How easy it is to deny the pain of someone else’s suffering.
Chuck Schuldiner
The time had come to protest with the heart, that to deny one’s genealogy with the earth was to commit treason againstВ one’s soul.
Terry Tempest Williams
In a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Never let fear prevent you from doing right.
Aung San Suu Kyi
If the militarily most powerful and least threatened states need nuclear weapons for their security, how can one deny such security to countries that are truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation. It is a policy for disaster.
Joseph Rotblat
Those who deny the right of a jury to protect an individual in resisting an unjust law of the government, deny him all defence whatsoever against oppression.
Lysander Spooner
Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no!
Taslima Nasrin
So uncritically do we accept the idea of property in ideas that we don’t even notice how monstrous it is to deny ideas to a people who are dying without them.
Lawrence Lessig
Remorse, the fatal egg by pleasure laid,
In every bosom where her nest is made,
Hatched by the beams of truth, denies him rest,
And proves a raging scorpion in his breast.
William Cowper
Every idea I get I have to deny, that’s my way of testing it.
Emile Chartier
I remember it was with extreme difficulty that I could bring my master to understand the meaning of the word opinion, or how a point could be disputable; because reason taught us to affirm or deny only where we are certain; and beyond our knowledge we cannot do either.
Jonathan Swift
When we deny what comes through us, it defines us. When we honestly face what comes through us, then who we are grows.
Mark Nepo
If you deny the existence of your fault or error, it will strengthen its hold over you.
R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz
Should they whisper false of you, Never trouble to deny; Should the words they say be true, Weep and storm and say they lie.
Dorothy Parker
Most of humanity gets by without reading novels or poetry, and no one would deny the richness of their thoughts.
Ian Mcewan
When does the mind put forth its powers? when are the stores of memory unlocked? when does wit ‘flash from fluent lips?’ — when but after a good dinner? Who will deny its influence on the affections? Half our friends are born of turbots and truffles.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Presidential campaign getting kind of ugly, did you hear about this? Yesterday, a 27-year-old woman came for to deny rumors that she had an affair with Democratic front-runner John Kerry. The woman added, ‘I would never cheat on Bill Clinton.’
Conan O’Brien
Why is it you think you’ll live forever and why do you want to, I’d like to know, when you deny yourselves so many of the basic pleasures in life?
Nora Roberts
Not to know how to deny our soul its own wishes, is to foment a very hot-bed of vices.
Philip Neri
Whatever you may think of the proposed mosque and community center, lost in the heat of the debate has been a basic question: Should government attempt to deny private citizens the right to build a house of worship on private property based on their particular religion?
Michael Bloomberg
You learned to run from what you feel, and that’s why you have nightmares. To deny is to invite madness. To accept is to control.
Megan Chance
We are in a global war with a radical and violent form of the Islamic religion, and it is irresponsible and dangerous to deny it.
Michael T. Flynn
Friendship closes its eye rather than see the moon eclipsed; while malice denies that it is ever at the full.
Augustus Hare
I don’t much like ‘Wonderwall,’ but the effect that song has on people, I can’t deny it.
Noel Gallagher
I don’t use the accident – ’cause I deny the accident
Jackson Pollock
We admit that we will never reach our ideal in this life, a distinctive the church claims that most other human institutions try to deny.
Philip Yancey
You’re attracted to him,” Kylie said. “And don’t try to deny it. You’ve even admitted that much to me.” “Okay, I won’t deny that. He’s got that whole hard body, vampire magnetism going for him. But when I was young, I had a crush on Big Bird. That wouldn’t have worked out either.
C.C. Hunter
It’s one thing to earnestly try but fail to bring the two sides together. Though Democrats will deny it, that was the case with George W. Bush.
David Limbaugh
I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there’s a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us.
Alice Hoffman
Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence
John Green
NIHILIST, n. A Russian who denies the existence of anything but Tolstoi. The leader of the school is Tolstoi.
Ambrose Bierce
When a parent denies a child its parent time, that parent is denying the child its child support – its psychological child support.
Warren Farrell
Christianity doesn’t deny the reality of suffering and evil… Our hope… is not based on the idea that we are going to be free of pain and suffering. Rather, it is based on the conviction that we will triumph over suffering.
Brennan Manning
No, I’m not a vegetarian. I do eat that way. I actually eat vegan quite a lot. I feel better when I eat that way, and I think there’s been a lot of proof that’s come up over the last however many years, that you can’t deny, I don’t think, that meat or dairy aren’t all that good for us.
Hayley Williams
To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
James Anthony Froude
I don’t deny,” he said, “that there should be priests to remind men that they will one day die. I only say that at certain strange epochs it is necessary to have another kind of priests, called poets, actually to remind men that they are not dead yet.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I was a monster. I don’t deny it. I wasn’t a monster until a few years ago. But you have to be a monster to survive in New York City. New York City doesn’t give a damn about violence.
Bernhard Goetz
No one can deny the excitement of visiting another world.
Barney Oliver
I love you-I do-but I am afraid of making that love too important. Because you’re always going to leave me, A. We can’t deny it. You’re always going to leave.
David Levithan
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
George Orwell
I’ve had many friends over the years who have been in same-sex relationships, and the family denies hospital visitations when one is sick. Or when the estate is settled and people who have built a life together has everything taken away from them either by the families or the taxman.
David Furnish
I do not deny my German identity. But I also feel Swiss. Of my eight great-grandparents, seven were born Swiss. I have been living in Switzerland for more than 50 years.
Klaus Schwab
Not to just say you need to be a good person – but, better, find the good that you already have in yourself and don’t deny that, don’t let the world talk you out of the good things because it’s not hip or cool. Sooner or later, you have to live with yourself.
Martha Williamson
I abominate any organization that denies cats are people!
Fritz Leiber
An artist cannot get along without a public; and when the public is absent, what does he do? He invents it, and turning his back on his age, he looks toward the future for what the present denies.
Andre Gide
All women like to have their clothes admired, and those that deny it are lying.
Carolina Herrera
At best you can hold death at bay, you can pretend it isn’t there; but to deny it totally is a sickness. And I think that horror fiction is one of the ways to approach these problems, and, perversely perhaps, to enjoy a vicarious confrontation with them.
Clive Barker
In February 2004, the two traditional torturers of Haiti – France and the United States – combined to back a military coup and send President Aristide off to Africa. The U.S. denies him permission to return to the entire region.
Noam Chomsky
Whatever Lincoln’s racial views, which are not totally modern and egalitarian in many ways, he believes blacks should have this natural right to improve their condition in life and slavery denies that to them.
Eric Foner
I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world. These are well known to all. But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous effects of the industrial and commercial process of ‘cultural lamination’ that the USA is perpetrating on the planet.
Jose Saramago
The principle applies here, help yourselves and Almighty God will not deny you his assistance.
Adolf Hitler
Since I’m the youngest in the family, I sulk when my parents deny me something, although I come around when they explain why it was denied.
P. V. Sindhu
Kant … stated that he had “found it necessary to deny knowledge … to make room for faith,” but all he had “denied” was knowledge of things that are unknowable, and he had not made room for faith but for thought.
Hannah Arendt
I’m the guy who reputedly denies that people experience colors or pains, and thinks that thermostats think — just ask my critics.
Daniel Dennett
Sometimes our connection is frayed, it is in danger, it seems almost lost. Views and streets deny knowledge of us, the air grows thin. Wouldn’t we rather have a destiny to submit to, than, something that claims us, anything, instead of such flimsy choices, arbitrary days?
Alice Munro
Conor McGregor started well with his marketing, he talks a lot and is a great fighter, we can’t deny that, but I think he crossed the line.
Fabricio Werdum
What I’ve also noticed is the term happiness, or happy is intimidating to some people. Some people deny that it’s even possible to be happy, or to achieve happiness. Happiness sounds like this magical destination that you arrive at and then everything is sort of solved, or it’s different.
Gretchen Rubin
I do not deny I brought most of my notoriety on myself, nor do I apologize for it.
Billy Carter
Particularly in the South, efforts continue to be made to deny blacks access to the polls, even where blacks constitute the majority of the voters.
Coretta Scott King
If the Italian is the most passionate lover in the world, it may be because he is the most restrained. Rigid convention denies him all contact with the lovelier girls, who never are free from chaperons.
Rudolph Valentino
There have always been a large class of thinkers who deny that the world makes any progress. They say we move in a circle; that evils are never conquered, but only change their forms.
Lydia M. Child
In the first Spider-Man, at the end of the movie, Peter Parker had to deny himself a relationship with a girl that he’s in love with. The very next thing that happens is that he’s swinging through the city.
John Dykstra
No astrophysicist would deny the possibility of life. I think we’re not creative enough to imagine what life would be like on another planet. Show me a dead alien. Better yet, show me a live one!
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A word, a smile, and the stranger at your elbow may become an interesting friend. All through life we deny ourselves stimulating fellowship because we are too proud or too afraid to unbend.
Donald C. Peattie
Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose to the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude, and in the calmest and most stillest night, with all appliances and means to boot, deny it to a king?
William Shakespeare
The Gods are unkind and deny us knowledge of what the future holds
Peter L. Bernstein
For voters whose work schedule does not allow them to wait in line to vote, the denial of vote by mail and early voting denies the opportunity to vote altogether.
Alex Padilla
A statute that lets some wrongfully convicted individuals seek restitution but denies that right to others is an unjust and unequal application of the law.
Eric Schneiderman
There’s always something getting in the way – other fights being made or money and politics ruining things – but after I finish Chisora, nobody can deny me my shot.
Dillian Whyte
Deny your emotions and act like you have answers
Bill Burr
I don’t think people understand – atheists are really a disenfranchised minority in this country. There are six constitutions right now – state constitutions – that say things like what South Carolina says that, “No person who denies the existence of a supreme being shall hold any office under this Constitution.”
Michael Newdow
A comely female inhabiting the Mohammedan Paradise to make things cheery for the good Mussulman, whose belief in her existence marks a noble discontent with his earthly spouse, whom he denies a soul.
Ambrose Bierce
Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?
D.T. Suzuki
Where should be be if we set ourselves to deny everything we do not know how to explain?
Francois Arago
If the militarily most powerful – and least threatened – states need nuclear weapons for their security, how can one deny such security to countries that are truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation. It is a policy for disaster.
Joseph Rotblat
A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. Let us strive to enhance their capacity to support themselves for as long as possible and, when they cannot do so anymore, to care for them.
Nelson Mandela
God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
Mahatma Gandhi
I’m just kind of fascinated by how we can deny that we are animals and what our impact on the other animals is like, and how quixotic we can be in trying to assess what we’ve done in trying to correct it.
T. C. Boyle
I really can’t deny it, I am who I am. I’m pretty normal. I’m not that smooth type of girl. I run into things, I trip, I spill food. I say stupid things… I really don’t have it all together.
Katie Holmes
A whole lot of the way identity politics has gone seems to me to deny empathy.
Cleve Jones
Mastering our emotions has nothing to do with asceticism or repression, for the purpose is not to break the emotions or deny them but to “break in” the emotions, making them teachable because they are tamed.
Os Guinness
Plants make the air! Do you understand what that means? Our food, our air, our very lives come from the plants. How could they not be of divine origin, of divine intelligence? How can we deny that, in some essential way, they are no less than you or I?
Maryrose Wood
I do not deny that many appear to have succeeded in a material way by cutting corners and by manipulating associates, both in their professional and in their personal lives. But material success is possible in this world and far more satisfying when it comes without exploiting others.
Alan Greenspan
Evolution is a fact, as securely established as any in science, and he who denies it betrays woeful ignorance and lack of education, which likely extends to other fields as well.
Richard Dawkins
I deny that there’s such a thing as a gay person. I deny there’s such a thing as a heterosexual person.
Gore Vidal
My favorite types of movies definitely aren’t thrillers, but at the same time you can’t deny the genius of Hitchcock’s films.
Aaron Yoo
If the person needs avocados, then I’m not going to deny them avocados because some troll decided I use avocados too much.
Antoni Porowski
Whoever no longer finds greatness in God no longer finds it anywhere–he must either deny it or create it.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We must enforce the laws we have on the books, secure our borders, and deny special benefits to illegal immigrants such as in-state tuition rates. This approach is best for American citizens and is fair to those who have taken the time and effort to go through the legal immigration process.
Ron DeSantis
I think that it is our intention to deny cancer any control over us.
Elizabeth Edwards
The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear — and even, in certain respects, would be — the most modern of critical movements.
Paul de Man
Never deny the babies their Christmas! It is the shining seal set upon, a year of happiness. Let them believe in Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas; or Kriss Kringle, or whatever name the jolly Dutch saint bears in your religion.
Mary Virginia Terhune
The thing about a failure is that it is possible to deny it forever.
Karan Mahajan
Never quit believing that you can develop in life. Never give up. Don’t deny the inward spirit that provides the drive to accomplish great things in life.
Jon Huntsman, Sr.
certain ancient cavilers have gone so far as to deny that the female sex, as opposed to the male sex, is made in the likeness of God, which likeness they must have taken to be, as far as I can tell, in the beard.
Marie de Gournay
Nobody will deny that there is at least some roughness everywhere.
Benoit Mandelbrot
I don’t deny the importance of genetics. However, the fact that I might be altruistic isn’t because I have a gene for altruism; the fact that I do something for my children at some cost to myself comes from a history that has operated on me.
B. F. Skinner
There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I’m very genetically blessed; I cannot deny it, but I work hard at keeping myself together. Yes, I have nice cheekbones and skinny legs, but I can’t take any credit for it.
Elizabeth Banks
We are less than atoms, I say, because the atom obeys the law of its being, whereas we in the insolence of our ignorance deny the law of nature. But I have no argument to address to those who have no faith.
Mahatma Gandhi
That’s what I mean about Catholicism – your sexual life is supposed to be dead if you’re a good Catholic. That’s wrong. It’s human nature to be sexual, so why would God want you to deny your human nature?
Madonna Ciccone
Congressional Republicans themselves have vehemently defended the idea that preexisting conditions should not be used to deny people insurance.
James Surowiecki
Do not deny the impact your life can have on others.
Dave Dravecky
Claim everything. Explain nothing. Deny everything.
Prescott Bush
“I refuse to prove that I exist” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith, I am nothing.”
“Oh,” says man, “but the Babel Fish is a dead give-away, isn’t it? It proves You exist, and so therefore You don’t. Q.E.D.”
“Oh, I hadn’t thought of that,” says God, who promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
Douglas Adams
Nobody would deny that if someone was a billionaire in 1962, his billions are going to affect all of his descendants. The reverse is also true. The lack of education, material, and finances for a slave are going to affect the descendants of that individual as well.
Inauthenticity is endemic in American politics today. The political backrooms where I spent much of my career were just as benighted as my personal life, equally crowded with shadowy strangers and compromises, truths I hoped to deny. I lived not in one closet but in many.
James McGreevey
Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise, hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose.
Cullen Hightower
Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye, and deny it.
Garrison Keillor
With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.
Herbert Hoover
Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.
Dag Hammarskjold
Mr. Lyell’s system of geology is just half the truth, and no more. He affirms a great deal that is true, and he denies a great deal which is equally true; which is the general characteristic of all systems not embracing the whole truth.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I won’t admit or deny anything…makes me more interesting.
Orlando Bloom
It’s shameful what’s happening in this country in terms of what we deny our children.
Kevin Eubanks
One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.
William J. Clinton
If you are accused of racism, to deny racism is proof of racism.
Amy Wax
He who denies his heritage, has no heritage
Khalil Gibran
You can’t deny your limitations.
Man is without doubt the most interesting fool there is. He concedes that God made the angels immune from pain and death, and that he could have been similarly kind to man, but denies that he was under any moral obligation to do so.
Mark Twain
All the best art and music feels like some type of truth – even if it’s really simple – that you just can’t deny. A listener can feel that.
If you want immortality, then deny form. Whatever has form has mortality. Beyond form is the formless, the immortal.
Frank Herbert
if any opinion is compelled to silence, that opinion may, for aught we can certainly know, be true. To deny this is to assume our own infallibility.
John Stuart Mill
Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush’s 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions.
John Yoo
That money talks, I’ll not deny, I heard it once: It said, ‘Goodbye’.
Richard Armour
Our ideals are under the constant threat of extremism, whether in the form of radical Muslim groups or the emergence of other elements seeking to deny the rights and freedoms of others.
Reuven Rivlin
In both children and adults, there can be a hard-to-deny link between a robust sense of hope and either work productivity or academic achievement.
Jeffrey Kluger
Doing a background check is still a very manual process, because the government agencies that create the records are largely paper-based systems. I’m not going to deny that there are errors, because in any system that involves human beings or technology, there are going to be errors.
James Lee
It’s CNN’s bigger problem that CNN wants to deny reality. I, too, used to drink the Kool-Aid that it was a top journalism operation that reports without bias. Now that I’m outside the walls of traditional media, I know there is no such thing.
Daryn Kagan
I’ve always liked making things that don’t deny the medium that they’re made in. If it’s collage, I’m happy for it to look like that. If it’s a film made with computers, I don’t mind that it looks like a film made with computers as long as it still has a feeling or a mood or an atmosphere that is relevant.
Dave McKean
Can any deny that in the modern church setup the main cause of anxiety is money? Yet that which tries the modern churches the most, troubled the New Testament Church the least. Our emphasis is on paying; theirs was on praying. When we have paid, the place is taken; when they had prayed, the place was shaken!
Leonard Ravenhill
Most specifically, irrationality means that rational systems are unreasonable systems. By that I mean that they deny the basic humanity, the human reason, of the people who work within or are served by them.
George Ritzer
Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona. I won’t deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material.
Ed Pastor
There’s nothing wrong with being gay, so to deny it is to make a judgment.
Keanu Reeves
You cannot deny your origins: I love Kirchner more than Matisse, although Matisse was a greater artist. That isn’t to do with nationality. It’s a stronger feeling.
Georg Baselitz
Life is so beautiful, but there are all these scary things you can’t deny.
Kurt Vile
If we deny our culture and become nothing and everything, that weakens us.
Ann Widdecombe
To acknowledge that I am yet a sinner is not to deny that I am a saint but to acknowledge how I became one, by grace.
R. C. Sproul, Jr.
Secularists are often wrongly accused of trying to purge religious ideals from public discourse. We simply want to deny them public sponsorship.
Wendy Kaminer
The clich? that women, more consistently than men, turn inward for sustenance seems to mean, in practice, that women have richly defined the ways in which imagination creates possibility; possibility that society denies.
Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks
Jesus existed, and those vocal persons who deny it do so not because they have considered the evidence with the dispassionate eye of the historian, but because they have some other agenda that this denial serves.
Bart D. Ehrman
Every work of art is an abstraction from time; it denies the reality of change and decay and death.
Lewis Mumford
Fear stimulates us to take action and can be our friend, but if you act as though fear is not there-if you deny it-it will build and create barriers.
Darren Johnson
I think the idea of the social construction of beauty – this idea that beauty is simply whatever culture or society says it is – is on the run. Of course, beauty does arise in a cultural context. No one ever denies that. But there’s also a natural response people have to it.
Denis Dutton
Talent is one of the few things that can’t be created. It can be enhanced – it can be coached and brought out of people – but you can’t deny it.
Samoa Joe
People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I am able to love my God because He gives me freedom to deny Him.
Rabindranath Tagore
There is a common, puritanical way that we look at things where, if it involves sexuality, somehow the women must be compromised. It’s just chauvinistic to deny women their sexuality. It’s about empowering. It comes down to choices. If the choices are available and they’re making that choice, they’re not being exploited.
Amber Heard
Our circadian biology, and the insatiable early-morning demands of a post-industrial way of life, denies us the sleep we vitally need.
Matthew Walker
I do not deny that what happened to us is a thing worth laughing at. But it is not worth telling, for not everyone is sufficiently intelligent to be able to see things from the right point of view.
Miguel de Cervantes
You can’t deny a band whose fans will literally do anything to see them win the awards. We’re very appreciative to the fan base. That mutual feeling of appreciation is something that really helps.
Andy Biersack
To strip our past of glory is no great loss, but to deny it honor is devastating.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The individualists stare into each other’s eyes and yet deny each other’s existence. We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster’s whim and the purest ideal.
Ingmar Bergman
There’s only one of us here: What we give to others, we give to ourselves. What we withhold from others, we withhold from ourselves. In any moment, when we choose fear instead of love, we deny ourselves the experience of Paradise.
Marianne Williamson
We can deny angels exist, convince ourselves they can’t be real. But they show up anyway, at strange places and at strange times. They can speak through any character we can imagine. They’ll shout through demons if they have to. Daring us, challenging us to fight.
Zack Snyder
To stand by yourself — that was also part of dignity. That way, a person could get through a public flaying with dignity. Galileo. Luther. Even somebody who admitted his guilt and resisted the temptation to deny it. Something politicians couldn’t do. Honesty, the courage for honesty. With others and yourself.
Pascal Mercier
You can’t say British Columbia’s carbon tax is exactly the same as increasing hydroelectricity rates in another province. They’re very different mechanisms, but we shouldn’t deny that both of them can have an impact, and that’s why we’re talking about this broadly.
Christy Clark
Most guys will fight to know you. Some guys will deny you’re a real person, and some will just ignore you.” The zealot. The atheist. The agnostic.
Chuck Palahniuk
There is no Constitutional issue here. The command of the Constitution is plain. There is no moral issue. It is wrong – deadly wrong – to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country. There is no issue of States’ rights or National rights. There is only the struggle for human rights.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Fame is a revenue payable only to our ghosts; and to deny ourselves all present satisfaction, or to expose ourselves to so much hazard for this, were as great madness as to starve ourselves, or fight desperately for food, to be laid on our tombs after our death.
Henry Mackenzie
Neither federal nor state government acts compatibly with equal protection when a law or official policy denies to women, simply because they are women, full citizenship stature – equal opportunity to aspire, achieve, participate in and contribute to society based on their individual talents and capacities.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
One as deformed and horrible as myself, could not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects… with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
We can’t deny that films have a bigger reach. After the popularity of the ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ a lot of people started reading Vikas Swarup’s ‘Q & A’. From a business sense, films are a good tool to increase the number of readers.
Ashwin Sanghi
If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably – well, I don’t see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law.
Frederick Pollock
I don’t believe that there is anybody who denies climate change in the Democratic caucus. Everybody accepts that it is a real problem.
Sheldon Whitehouse
But they wanted you. Time is not something you give back. The very next moment may be answer to your prayer. To deny that is to deny the most important part of the future.
Mitch Albom
He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
Karl Kraus
All sects seem to me to be right in what they assert, and wrong in what they deny.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Where men are forbidden to honour a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film stars instead; even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.
C. S. Lewis
Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day.
Aung San
Anyone who tries to deny #ClimateChange looks a little bit bonkers.
Emma Thompson
The problem with generalizations and judgments, the words we hurl as insults, is that they deny our humanity and our stories.
Marti Noxon
The basis for sustainable progress is legal protections grounded in an awareness of how identity has been used to deny opportunity.
Stacey Abrams
When a person’s religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn’t that be a subject for discussion and debate?
Lawrence M. Krauss
I would never deny the importance of the media, but I wouldn’t go out of the way to splash my pictures all over town. I’d rather let my work do the talking.
Amisha Patel
You can’t un-have an experience. You can deny the experience; you can process it and try to get through it, but you can’t change the fact that it happened to you.
Jennifer Nettles
No one can deny that Marco Rubio is an attractive candidate. Rubio has a dream, and he has a strategy to fulfill that dream. He is a more formidable candidate than Jeb Bush because he is articulate and is running as a ‘centrist conservative.’
Tom Tancredo
Affirm the body, beautiful and whole,
The earth-expression of immortal soul.
Affirm the mind, the messenger of the hour,
To speed between thee and the source of power.
Affirm the spirit, the Eternal I –
Of this great trinity no part deny.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The world is full of people with different characters and temperaments. We all have a dark side, a tendency to manipulate, and aggressive desires. The most dangerous types are those who repress their desires or deny the existence of them, often acting them out in the most underhanded ways.
Robert Greene
Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.
Eckhart Tolle
The way I look at it, I’m more of a man because I’m in touch with my emotions. I think people that deny their emotions are pretty weak individuals, if you want my honest opinion.
Big Show
My life screams out and says one thing: ‘indulgence.’ I am a person who would never deny myself anything.
Mahesh Bhatt
I could never deny myself bein’ an artist.
Joe Cocker
When, in 2015, Greece decided by referendum to reject Brussels’ austerity plans, the European Union’s antidemocratic response took no one by surprise: To deny the people’s will had become a habit.
Marine Le Pen
We deny our Lord whenever, like Demas, we through love of this present world forsake the course of duty which Christ has plainly pointed out to us.
Reginald Heber
You cannot deny the fact that, in the United States, there are some really great guys with rich experience in overt and covert special operations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Ramzan Kadyrov
[Phelps] firmly denies that he takes drugs, suggesting that the notorious photo of him smoking from a bong was a one-time lapse of judgment.
Michael Phelps
On several occasions, I discussed with Bill Clinton the subject of inquiries by the media about our relationship. He told me to continue to deny our relationship, that if we would stick together, everything would be okay.
Gennifer Flowers
You have to close quickly, you have to eliminate time and space and you have to try to deny them the puck. When you’re playing with it, it forces them out of their rhythm and forces them to play defense, which they obviously don’t want to do.
Chris Pronger
We deny that it is fun to be saving. It is fun to be prodigal. Go to the butterfly, thou parsimonious sluggard; consider her ways and get wise.
Franklin P. Adams
No one can reasonably deny that Medicare is headed for insolvency, and that Medicare’s insolvency, if not rectified, will lead to the federal government’s insolvency.
David Limbaugh
I don’t deny that scientific investigation is capable of delivering important truths about nature, but that doesn’t stop questions about whether, as it is practiced, science today lives up to its potential for benefiting humanity.
Philip Kitcher
Those who deny the existence of the truth postulate the truth of their denial and plainly contradict themselves.
Antonio Machado
A theory that denies that thoughts can regulate actions does not lend itself readily to the explanation of complex human behavior.
Albert Bandura
Somehow, in the process of trying to deny that things are always changing, we lose our sense of the sacredness of life. We tend to forget that we are part of the natural scheme of things.
Pema Chodron
Concepts of well-being for countries, for peoples and for individuals are changing. In such a world, to argue for rules that never change would be to deny the reality found in scientific knowledge and reasoned judgment.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
If pro-abortionists want to commit intellectual suicide and deny scientific facts, that’s their problem. But there’s no reason a civilized society should fund their anti-scientific outlook – or accept its inhumane consequences.
Nancy Pearcey
Men best show their character in trifles, where they are not on their guard. It is in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feelings of others and denies nothing to itself.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Approach your guitar intelligently, and if there are limits, don’t deny them. Work within your restrictions. Somethings you can do better than others, some things you can’t do as well. So accentuate the positive.
Chet Atkins
In politics, as in religion, it so happens, that we have less charity for those who believe the half of our creed, than for those that deny the whole of it; since if Servetus had been a Mohammedan, he would not have been burnt by Calvin.
Charles Caleb Colton
We simply prefer to deny death or tragedy at all costs and, with it, a fundamental aspect of life. We do this instead of acknowledging that suffering represents one of the strongest incentives of life, which is the base of human solidarity and what brings intensity to happiness.
Claudia Llosa
My Botswana books are positive, and I’ve never really sought to deny that. They are positive. They present a very positive picture of the country. And I think that that is perfectly defensible given that there is so much written about Africa which is entirely negative.
Alexander McCall Smith
To deny that there was this dark side of life would be like pretending that the cold of winter was somehow only a temporary illusion, a way station on the way to the higher “reality” of long, warm, pleasant summers. But summer, it turned out, was no more real than the snow that melted in wintertime.
David Guterson
He who denies the existence of God, has some reason for wishing that God did not exist.
Saint Augustine
When you give, therefore, take to yourself no credit for generosity, unless you deny yourself something in order that you may give.
Henry Taylor
I think that anyone who denies their heritage doesn’t deserve their destiny. My grandmother was a maid. She put nine children – eight of them – through college; I did not finish college.
Nell Carter
A suppressing person isn’t critical. A suppressing person is a person who denies the rights of others.
L. Ron Hubbard
Beneath the surface of our daily life, in the personal history of many of us, there runs a continuous controversy between an Ego that affirms and an Ego that denies.
Beatrice Webb
I’ve had moments when I questioned my place in the world. At times, especially in seventh grade, life was lonely and I’d often feel sad. I never wanted to deny who I was, but dealing with the sadness and the anger that came from people constantly making fun of me wore me down at times.
Brittney Griner
We must have recourse to the rules of music when our genius and our ear seem to deny what we are seeking.
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Ghost stories are always listened to and well received in private, but pitilessly disavowed in public. For my own part, ignorant as I am of the way in which the human spirit enters the world and the way in which he goes out of it, I dare not deny the truth of many such narratives.
Immanuel Kant
He could not – say rather, he would not – deny himself the chance of the pleasure of seeing Margaret. He had no end in this but the present gratification.
Elizabeth Gaskell
Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one’s own unnecessary vegetation.
Gail Sheehy
All unhappiness is due to the ego. With it comes all your trouble. If you would deny the ego and scorch it by ignoring it you would be free.
Ramana Maharshi
The English Language Amendment says above all, ‘Let’s see to it that our children, our young people, learn English. Let us not deny them the opportunity to participate in American life, so that they can go as far as their dreams and talents can take them.
S. I. Hayakawa
I am egotistical, that I won’t deny…I do think I’m good – in fact, I know I’m good…but I know that I don’t appeal to everybody.
Phil Lynott
A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent (which I cannot deny myself to be without being impious) will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
You can delay but you can’t deny.
Tyron Woodley
What if I say that in my view about the least Christian thing you could do is what the Republican party are trying to doing again now, which is try to take charge of the richest country in the world and then deny the people of that country free access to free healthcare and free education and start more wars.
Robert Montgomery
Those who deny the change in consciousness that the divine process of creation now brings about-or actually imposes on us-and fail to develop their intuition accordingly will sooner or later find themselves at a dead end.
Carl Johan Calleman
I think you can’t deny that because the cochlear implant exists, the signing world is shrinking.
Andrew Solomon
Our situations… are very different. The nature of our politics is different. I don’t deny, though, that political cycles, which are observable in the United States, are sometimes observable here.
Michael Portillo
The Mexican revolution was a break with the past to recover the past. We were trying to deny we had an Indian and a black and a Spanish past. The Mexican Revolution accepted all heritages. It allowed Mexico to be mestizo.
Carlos Fuentes
Tastes and behavior are important in economics. Nobody denies that. But the question is: How much of behavior is irrational, and how much of the irrational behavior really affects prices? It turns out that’s very difficult to answer.
Eugene Fama
May God deny you peace but give you glory!
Miguel de Unamuno
Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.
Barack Obama
I know I’m really good at writing for the theater. I can deny it all I want. Other people can fight me on it. It doesn’t really matter. It’s the thing I happen to know is my gift.
Jason Robert Brown
It’s funny, for a long time I would go watermelon-red and deny that I was a magical realist. It felt imprecise to me, a misrepresentation.
Karen Russell
History will judge harshly my Republican colleagues who deny the science of climate change. Similarly, those Democrats who would use climate change as a basis to regulate out of existence the American experience will face the harsh reality that their ideas will fail.
Matt Gaetz
I lost relatives to AIDS. A couple of my closest cousins, favorite cousins. I lost friends to AIDS, high school friends who never even made it to their 21st birthdays in the ’80s. When it’s that close to you, you can’t – you know, you can’t really deny it, and you can’t run from it.
Queen Latifah
If we want to overcome fear, we must mentally deny fear and concentrate on the opposite quality, courage. The positive always overcomes the negative. The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
Vishnudevananda Saraswati
When self control is lacking in small things, the ability to apply it to matters of importance withers away. Every day in which one does not at least deny himself some trifle is badly spent and a threat to the day following.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle.
Sam Harris
Pierre Bordieu was right: “The all powerful is he who does not wait but makes others wait. Absolute power is the power to make oneself unpredictable and deny other people any reasonable anticipation, to place them in total uncertainty by offering no scope for their capacity to predict.”
Michael Jackson
If you see anything, always deny that you’ve seen; or if perchance something pains you, deny that you’re hurt.
You had two men who knew the exact same thing, which is Russia did meddle in the elections. I think President Trump wanted to make sure that President Putin was aware that he was acknowledging it, that he knew it. I think President Putin did what we all expected him to do, which was deny it.
Nikki Haley
It is the fellowship of the Cross to experience the burden of the other. If one does not experience it, the fellowship he belongs to is not Christian. If any member refuses to bear that burden, he denies the law of Christ.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Few would deny that blacks have become very dominant in athletics: football, basketball, track, now dominant in tennis and dominant in golf.
Jesse Jackson
I think we have to believe we are here for some purpose, and I know there are many cynics who will deny it, but they don’t live as if they deny it.
Joshua Lederberg
Violence is anything that denies human integrity, and leads to hopelessness and helplessness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We shall have lost something vital and beyond price on the day when the state denies us the right to resort to force.
Louis D. Brandeis
….goal directed self-imposed delay of gratification is perhaps the essence of emotional self-regulation: the ability to deny impulse in the service of a goal, whether it be building a business, solving an algebraic equation, or pursuing the Stanley Cup.
Daniel Goleman
Malice, in its false witness, promotes its tale with so cunning a confusion, so mingles truths with falsehoods, surmises with certainties, causes of no moment with matters capital, that the accused can absolutely neither grant nor deny, plead innocen.
Philip Sidney
If a player hears me make a statement, I don’t want them to be able to deny it.
Charles Woodson
When politicians deny anything fiercely, there is a good chance that it will happen.
Semir Zeki
If I deny the authority of the State when it presents my tax bill, it will soon take and waste all my property, and so harass me and my children without end. This is hard, this makes it impossible for a man to live honestly, and at the same time comfortably, in outward respects.
Henry David Thoreau
In considering found that the papists did not deny him to be come in the flesh, nor we did not deny him – who then was antichrist? Was the Turk antichrist only?
Anne Hutchinson
We can’t deny the financial toll illegal immigrants take on our communities.
Dick Mountjoy
The piddling ignoramuses who deny that there is a distinct, discernible, objective western tradition are just woozy literati.
Camille Paglia
The more we run from conflict, the more it masters us; the more we try to avoid it, the more it controls us; the less we fear conflict, the less it confuses us; the less we deny our differences, the less they divide us.
David W Augsburger
I deny the very existence of that Almighty Supreme Being.
Bhagat Singh
There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future.
Al Gore
I simply claim that what ideas I have, I have a right to express; and that any man who denies that right to me is an intellectual thief and robber.
Robert Green Ingersoll
I think the days of the climate deniers are over. To deny basic science is to risk the trust of the general public.
Tom Steyer
There are gaps in the fossil graveyard, places where there should be intermediate forms, but where there is nothing whatsoever instead. No paleontologist..denies that this is so. It is simply a fact, Darwin’s theory and the fossil record are in conflict.
David Berlinski
The Blunt Amendment would have allowed any employer who provided health insurance, or any insurance company, the right to deny coverage for contraception or any other kind of procedure if the employer had a ‘moral’ objection to it.
Bernie Sanders
I have been fascinated by Dickens worshippers who strenuously deny that he did anything wrong in relation to his wife, even though the record is clear that he did.
Claire Tomalin
You can never deny the immense talent, rock credibility and iconic historical contribution that Van Halen made.
Steve Vai
We can’t coherently deny, or even decline to affirm, that we are free.
Allen W. Wood
We sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it
Bob Dylan
To play in the Champions League is everyone’s dream, and I would like to do so. I won’t deny it.
Paulo Dybala
Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love.
R. Lee Ermey
There is a denial of the value of the individual. Christianity affirms the value of each individual soul. Nazism denies it. The individual is sacrificed to the idol of the German Leader, German State or the German race. The ordinary citizen is allowed to hear and think only as the rulers decree.
Clement Attlee
Teach him to deny himself.
Robert E. Lee
I say to the grown-ups, ‘If you want to deny evolution and live in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we’ve observed in the universe that’s fine. But don’t make your kids do it.’
Bill Nye
Between history and the eternal I have chosen history because I like certainties. Of it, at least, I am certain, and how can I deny this force crushing me.
Albert Camus
he must deny his right to himself, and he must realize who Jesus Christ is before he will bring himself to do it. Beware of refusing to go to the funeral of your own independence
Oswald Chambers
My unrealized ambition is to tend my vines, produce wine, and work like an artisan. I dream of rediscovering the old traditions and customs of wine growing, not necessarily to deny the technology which we have today, but to harness it and work in harmony with nature.
Gerard Depardieu
Deny that lack has any place or reality in your
thought or your affairs and affirm plenty as the only
appearance. Praise what you have, be it ever so little,
and insist that it is constantly growing larger.
Charles Fillmore
Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship.
Frederick Douglass
I understood that our entire universe is contained in the mind and the spirit. We may choose not to find access to it, we may even deny its existence, but it is indeed there inside us, and there are chemicals that can analyze its availability.
Alexander Shulgin
I think little of people who will deny their history because it doesn’t present the picture they would like.
George MacDonald Fraser
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies.
Charles Dickens
All spiritual strength for ourselves, all noble ties to one another, have their real source in that inner sanctuary where God denies His lonely audience to none. Its secrets are holy; its asylum, inviolate; its consolations, sure; and all are open to the simple heart-word, “Thou art my hiding-place.
James Martineau
He shows a greater mind who does not restrain his laughter, than he who does not deny his tears.
Seneca the Younger
You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for.
Christopher Dawson
I lived in L.A. for a few months. It seemed like no one there had parents. Or if they did have parents, they would deny it.
Catherine O’Hara
When an unpopular minority is denied the right to marry, it is indeed the role of the courts to protect the rights of that minority, especially when a majority would deny them.
Margaret Hoover
If he should love deny him what he loves!
If you deny the reality of your body or your life, you’ll never be able to dress any of it well – even the parts you love. You have to see it all to work with any of it.
Stacy London
Religion is a conceited effort to deny the most obvious realities.
H. L. Mencken
Plato and his objectivistic successors … preserved the awareness of differences that pragmatism has been invented to deny the difference between thinking in the laboratory and in philosophy, and consequently the difference between the destination of mankind and its present course.
Max Horkheimer
What I assert, deny, question, in the present, I still can. But mostly I shall use the various tenses of the past. For mostly I do not know, it is perhaps no longer so, it is too soon to
know, I simply do not know, perhaps shall never know.
Samuel Beckett
The most vital part of your humanity is the love you have for others. To deny it is to deny your life.
Steven Berkoff
If we had absolute proof instead of clues, then you could no more deny God than you could deny the sun. If we had no evidence at all, you could never get there. God gives us just enough evidence so that those who want him can have him.
Peter Kreeft
The fall of man is written in too legible characters not to be understood: Those that deny it, by their denying, prove it.
George Whitefield
I always used to deny this, but I guess what I’m really saying is that I was writing to shock… And I dug deep and dredged up all kinds of vile things which fascinated me at the time.
Ian Mcewan
For to pretend that men may live habitually sinful lives without any attempt by the Spirit to mortify sin in them, nor with any desire for repentance, is to deny the Christian religion.
John Owen
They who disbelieve in virtue because man has never been found perfect, might as reasonably deny the sun because it is not always noon.
Augustus William Hare
I began to realize that the most profound wisdom of man was rooted in the answers given by faith and that I did not have the right to deny them on the grounds of reason; above all, I realized that these answers alone can form a reply to the question of life.
Leo Tolstoy
It is easier to talk about money — and much easier to talk about sex — than it is to talk about power. People who have it deny it; people who want it do not want to appear to hunger for it; and people who engage in its machinations do so secretly.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.
Bryce Dallas Howard
We will never be able to understand the terrible things that happened between 1933 and 1945 if we deny from the outset that Hitler also had human characteristics, and if we fail to take into account not only his criminal energies, but also the appealing qualities he had.
Volker Ullrich
The hours and days you spend being annoyed or frustrated are times when you deny yourself access to life’s best possibilities. When you live in anger and resentment, you cut yourself off from life’s goodness.
Ralph Marston
I read one of the funniest books last week by Don DeLillo. He wrote this book, ‘Amazons’ many years ago, under the pseudonym Cleo Birdwell. The book is very funny but I also think it’s funny that he denies any involvement with it.
Ardal O’Hanlon
The acceptance of corporatism causes us to deny and undermine the legitimacy of the individual as citizen in a democracy. The result of such a denial is a growing imbalance which leads to our adoration of self-interest and our denial of the public good.
John Ralston Saul
You can’t deny RCA’s past and its history. I was also on Capitol Records, so I have that past history.
Garth Brooks
Henceforward, I shout to the heavens, I shall deliver no more lectures on behalf of good causes: I am the good cause that denies the need for such lectures. Avaunt, importuning world! Back to my cell.
Lewis Mumford
We have a tax code whose complications and levels of unfairness and levels of choosing people to give tax breaks to and choosing people to deny them to is thousands of pages long with endless complications and unbelievable manipulations by everybody.
Barry Diller
I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don’t deny the past, but it’s a page to turn.
Juliette Binoche
There are unprecedented numbers of movements for human rights and freedoms. But the dominant worldviews in academia, like materialism and naturalism, deny the reality of freedom, reducing humans to robots. So where does the concept of human rights come from?
Nancy Pearcey
God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing.
Joyce Cary
I’m opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety, public education, or public health, period.
Kamala Harris
Loving the world destroys our relationship with God, it denies our faith in God, and it discounts our future with God.
David Jeremiah
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.
William Hague
Life is inherently disturbing. That’s why we’ve created the myths-to help us overcome, defend or deny, to transcend the grim reality of what here seems to be.
Laurence Overmire
I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
Kobe Bryant
The use of “religion” as an excuse to repress the freedom of expression and to deny human rights is not confined to any country or time.
Margaret Atwood
Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality.
Mel White
If I deny the existence of a God – if I deny the idea of a gold paved city with pearly walls and jasper gates somewhere out of knowledge and space and prefer to die and to trust the unfaltering laws of nature – if, in plain words I don’t want to go to heaven, whose business is it but my own?
Etta Semple
Life is stronger than you are, even when you deny it, even when you neglect it, even when you refuse to admit it.
Anna Gavalda
My philosophy is based on the principle of self-ownership. You own your life. To deny this is to imply that another person has a higher claim on your life than you do. No other person, or group of persons, owns your life nor do you own the lives of others.
Ken Schoolland
The name of happiness is but a wider termfor the unalloy’d conditions of the Pleasur of Life,attendant on all function, and not to be deny’dto th’ soul, unless forsooth in our thought of naturespiritual is by definition unnatural.
Robert Bridges
It’s hard to deny that an alarming number of those who stood for peace, not war, were either killed by deranged lone gunmen or else died in suspicious circumstances. We refer of course to the likes of JFK, Martin Luther King, Benazir Bhutto, Bobby Kennedy and John Lennon, to name but a few.
James Morcan
Truth is what is true, and it’s not necessarily factual. Truth and fact are not the same thing. Truth does not contradict or deny facts, but it goes through and beyond facts. This is something that it is very difficult for some people to understand. Truth can be dangerous.
Madeleine L’Engle
My feeling is that whatever people elect to do, insofar as they don’t deny the rights of others, every effort should be made to defend their right to do it.
Murray Bookchin
Don’t ever deny yourself a chance at your dreams. We’re all meant for great things, but not everyone believes that can happen.
Keiynan Lonsdale
The Savior warns that if we start along the path and go far enough and then fail and deny Him, it would have been better if we had never begun.
Henry B. Eyring
The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied.
Caroline Knapp
God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful — “severe mercies” at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.
Elisabeth Elliot
Water must be free for sustenance needs. Since nature gives water to us free of cost, buying and selling it for profit violates our inherent right to nature’s gift and denies the poor of their human rights.
Vandana Shiva
No one can deny there is a lot of pressure when Pakistan and India play, especially with the expectations of the fans at home.
Few would deny the importance of tackling online hatred or child abuse content. The internet, after all, has become a key weapon for those who disseminate and incite hatred and violence against minorities, and for those who pose a horrifying threat to children.
Owen Jones
I feel totally French – I don’t feel half-French because of my dual nationality. For me, dual nationality just means I don’t deny my roots.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
I think God gives medication that heals some illnesses. But I think when you deny the reality of evil, you want to use medicine to solve every problem, and it doesn’t solve every problem.
Robert Jeffress
Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her, Who suffered death because she chose to turn.
Anna Akhmatova
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.
Joseph Addison
I will deny I ever said this, of course, but the gods need heroes. They always have. Otherwise we would not keep you annoying little brats around.” I feel so wanted. Thanks.
Rick Riordan
If God, like a father, denies us what we want now it is in order to give us some far better thing later on. The will of God, we can rest assured, is invariably a better thing.
Elisabeth Elliot
The only way to deal with loss – as a horribly unwelcome guest that you know will show up eventually. And so you deny it and reject it and ignore it and laugh in its face. You toss it out into the street and push it away and fight it off, and only it has landed square in your lap, only then do you deal with it.
Michael Johnson
Even if times got bad, he would never again deny himself the possibility that the future might be happy even if the present was painful. He would allow himself dreams.
Suzanne Collins
There is no freedom on earth or in any star for those who deny freedom to others.
Elbert Hubbard
I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody’s civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights.
Alan Autry
Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe.
John Polkinghorne
So it’s not a matter of the military lying to the press, but it’s the job of the military to deny the press any information that will provide aid and comfort to the enemy.
David Hackworth
There are so many people who don’t want her to succeed, and they’ve been doing everything to deny her what is literally her entitlement. And she has still triumphed over it all, the biggest crack in the glass ceiling ever, and it’s Mrs. Hillary Clinton.
Rush Limbaugh
The Bible consistently denies free will.
Gordon Clark
Climate change is so unimaginable that most Americans deny it’s happening.
David Swanson
We march on toward the realization of the American Dream. We are not diverted by those who would deny opportunity based on what we look like or where we came from or who would deny equality based on who we love.
Donna Brazile
We do not deny any nation’s legitimate interest in security. But protecting the security of one nation by robbing another of its national independence and national traditions is not legitimate. In the long run, it is not even secure.
Ronald Reagan
The skeptic may deny your doctrine or attack your church but he cannot honestly ignore the fact that your life has been changed.
Charles R. Swindoll
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand
Whoever sets any bounds for the reconstructive power of the religious life over the social relations and institutions of men, to that extent denies the faith of the Master.
Walter Rauschenbusch
I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong.
Amber Heard
No member of the faithful could possibly deny that the Church is competent in her magisterium to interpret the natural moral law.
Pope Paul VI
Of course, the way writers think about those things is almost certain to be affected by their own cultural background, and it would be hard to deny that, for whatever reasons, a lot of SF writers come from Anglo or European backgrounds.
Stanley Schmidt
Sometimes we find ourselves walking through life blindfolded, and we try to deny that we’re the ones who securely tied the knot.
Jodi Picoult
I’m a scamp. I don’t deny it. I like myself.
Jack Nicholson
Baby don’t wake me, let me take you on an endless journey. We touch and the softest kiss explodes with lust. It’s real and you can’t deny the heat you feel. And if I die before I wake, baby that’s all right.
Steve Vai
I worry about Google’s data ethics and about the idea of handing over the corpus of my life, but I can’t deny that it is exceptional at making sense of my ever-growing photo library.
Om Malik
I have to believe that people can change, otherwise I deny the Gospel, and I will not do that.
Randall Terry
In boxing, they say it’s the punch you don’t see coming that knocks you out. In the wider world, the reality we ignore or deny is the one that weakens our most impassioned efforts toward improvement.
Katherine Dunn
These disturbing phenomena [Extra Sensory Perception] seem to deny all our scientific ideas. How we should like to discredit them! Unfortunately the statistical evidence, at least for telepathy, is overwhelming.
Alan Turing
Stalin’s henchman Molotov, 96, died old and in bed, a privilege he helped to deny to millions.
George Will
Christian, that sin which first came between you and God is bad, but that is not the last step in the progress of sin. The most guilty part in this quadruple sin is to hide it, deny it, ignore it, refust to confess it, refuse to repent of it!
John R. Rice
Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked.
Mary Wortley Montagu
We are hoping and praying that they will not be able to deny what the Lord has ordained.
Roland Burris
Fitting in is unnecessary. Embrace who you are. You will go through rough times in high school, but always stay strong, and never deny yourself!
Neon Hitch
There are Eastern religions that deny the reality of pain and suffering. They just try to wipe it away by saying it’s all an illusion.
Lee Strobel
For Nature is not unjust. She does not steal into the womb and like an evil fairy give her good gifts secretly to men and deny them to women. Men and women are born free and equal in ability and brain. The injustice begins after birth.
Pearl S. Buck
If the Pope were to deny that the death penalty could be an exercise of retributive justice, he would be overthrowing the tradition of two millenia of Catholic thought, denying the teaching of several previous popes, and contradicting the teaching of Scripture.
Avery Dulles
I don’t deny that there can be an element of escapism in mountaineering, but this should never overshadow its real essence, which is not escape but victory over your own human frailty.
Walter Bonatti
I think when anyone says you look like a famous person you fiercely deny it, and then go around hoping other people will say it, too.
Frank Skinner
Who can now deny the loss of natural light, of skin tones, of real place, and common but precious things in our movies, to be replaced by the gorgeous imagery of things that have never been and never will be? The most special effect in movies is always the human face when its mind is being changed.
Edward Jay Epstein
In a world apart from God, the power of denial is absolutely essential if life is to proceed. The will or spirit cannot-psychologically cannot-sustain itself for any length of time in the face of what it clearly acknowledges to be the case. Therefore it must deny and evade and delude itself.
Dallas Willard
I won’t deny the fact that us star kids have it easy.
Athiya Shetty
I feel, like all modern Americans, no consciousness of sin and simply do not believe in it. All I know is that if God loves me only half as much as my mother does, he will not send me to Hell. That is a final fact of my inner consciousness, and for no religion could I deny its truth.
Lin Yutang
The atrocious crime of being a young man . . . I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny.
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
There is no debate in the scientific community…We need [Congress] to change things, not to deny what’s happening.
Bill Nye
Andrea Leadsom also denies any tax avoidance, says she ‘shopped around’ for a good deal and it was from a British bank that booked the biz in Jersey.
Laura Kuenssberg
The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
John Dalberg-Acton
Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
When I need journalistic honesty, I have to turn to Al Jazeera, why is that? One cannot even deny the Holocaust in Europe, question 9/11 in America (unless you want the Ward Churchill treatment), but the West claims they’re all about free speech.
Remi Kanazi
If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save? The cat…you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It’s just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It’s just to destroy life.
Diane Frolov
Those are not at all to be tolerated who deny the being of God. Promises, covenants, and oaths, which are the bonds of human society, can have no hold upon an atheist. The taking away of God, though but even in thought, dissolves all.
John Locke
I always feel it’s not a parent’s role to either allow or to deny, but merely to guide.
David Draiman
Call me any name you like I will never deny it.
Bob Dylan
No one will deny that the soul of Pythagoras was sent to mankind from Apollo’s domain, having either been one of his attendants, or more intimate associates, which may be inferred both from his birth, and his versatile wisdom.
I don’t like to use the word ‘fake.’ A lot of our stuff is choreographed. But there is a lot of physicality that happens during the course of a match and our careers. There’s a lot of physicality that happens to us and you can’t deny that.
Ricky Steamboat
If I was going to make a broad generalisation, I’d say that I prefer the company of women. People know now that I live with Mike Figgis, but I prefer not to talk about it. On one level, privacy is important, but on another level I have no desire to deny certain things.
Saffron Burrows
History has proven again the truth that President Obama and anti-freedom activists everywhere deny and try to suppress – the truth that firearms in the hands of good people save lives.
Wayne LaPierre
Workplace harassment and gender discrimination exist in all spheres, not just films. I have been lucky enough not to face it, but I don’t deny its existence.
Navya Nair
I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual Belly: feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The great achievement of Western culture since the Enlightenment is to make many of us peer over the wall and grant some respect to people outside it; the great failure of Western Culture is to deny that walls are inevitable or important.
James Q. Wilson
In terms of my Indianness, I try not to rely on it nor deny it. When it comes up organically in my writing, we can address it. About five years ago, we wrote this episode of ‘The Office,’ called ‘Diwali,’ which seemed like an organic way of using it.
Mindy Kaling
The soul is that which denies the body. For example, that which refuses to run when the body trembles, to strike when the body is angry, to drink when the body is thirsty.
Alain-Rene Lesage
I eat everything. I love it! I couldn’t deny myself food. What a waste of a life.
Kelly Brook
It’s interesting for myself, growing up as an Asian-American filmmaker. Coming into the industry, my parents always said, “No one’s going to give you the opportunity. You just have to do the work. Be better than everyone else, so they can’t deny it.”
Daniel Radcliffe
I believe there are too many children who need loving parents to deny one group of people adoption rights. A child will benefit from a healthy, loving home, whether the parents are gay or not.
Barack Obama
Not that I wish by any means to deny, that the mental life of individuals and peoples is also in conformity with law, as is the object of philosophical, philological, historical, moral, and social sciences to establish.
Hermann von Helmholtz
Try as one may, it is impossible to deny one’s nature
UNITARIAN, n. One who denies the divinity of a Trinitarian.
Ambrose Bierce
I was faced with a choice: to deny my addiction and embrace that ‘comfortably numb’ but ‘magicless’ existence, or accept the burden of insight, take the road less travelled, and embark on the often painful journey to discover who I was and where I fit.
Roger Waters
I cannot deny that there are unavoidable, day-to-day tradeoffs between being a parent and a professional. There are only so many hours in a day.
Nathan Blecharczyk
Republicans believe an obstructionist, do-nothing Congress will deny Obama momentum and keep their base energized.
Ari Melber
By elevating the dictum of the market to the role of the sole criterion of rationality and efficiency, economics denies even all “respectability” to the distinction between essential and non-essential consumption, between productive and unproductive labor, between actual and potential surplus.
Paul A. Baran
But revolutionary is not an acceptable term to those who benefit from, and deny at the same time, the savage exploitativeness of the social system.
Herbert Schiller
One cannot deny that in former times man’s life had been one of toil and hardship. It is correct to say, therefore, that modern civilization and the progress of science have greatly improved man’s life and have brought comfort and ease in their trail.
Haile Selassie
I love eating out. I don’t deny that. But I don’t want 12 or 15 courses because the chef wants me to taste this or taste that. I just want to be able to decide.
Gordon Ramsay
I deny that either singers or conductors can “create” or work creatively – this, as I have always said, is a conception that leads to the abyss.
Giuseppe Verdi
God loves the saints as the purchase of his Son’s blood. They cost him dear, and that which is so hardly got shall not be easily lost. He that was willing to expend his Son’s blood to gain them, will not deny his power to keep them.
William Gurnall
That’s the day’s business. Thinking. Thinking and isolation, because it doesn’t matter if you pass the time of day with someone or not; in the end, you’re alone. He seemed to have put in as many miles in his brain as he had with his feet. The thoughts kept coming and there was no way to deny them.
Stephen King
I cannot disobey something which I do not know and the reality of which I have the right to deny.
Vladimir Nabokov
The more a man denies himself, the more shall he obtain from God.
Everything you deny is actually killing you on some level. You see something, you feel something wrong with your body, you pretend it’s not happening, it goes on, it grows, it gets worse.
Eve Ensler
They have done their worst, and continued to deny me even the privileges accorded to the common herd . . . but I am sustained by the consciousness of my imputed ‘crime’ being an honourable one
Michael Davitt
Let no man think we can deny civil liberty to others and retain it for ourselves. When zealous agents of the Government arrest suspected “radicals” without warrant, hold them without prompt trial, deny them access to counsel and admission of bail….we have shorn the Bill of Rights of its sanctity.
Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
By going along with feelings, you unify your emotional, mental and bodily states. When you try to fight or deny them, you divorce yourself from the reality of your being.
Jane Roberts
I can’t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first.
Dwayne Johnson
An artist’s responsibility is a lot. I can’t deny and escape from the responsibility. You have to be very guarded about your personal behaviour, future plans, etc.
No one can deny the excitement of visiting another world.
Bernard M. Oliver
The more we deny that we have a dark side, the more power it has over us.
Sheryl Lee
Put bluntly, the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice. We say we believe that the fundamental structure of reality is grace, not works – but our lives refute our faith.
Brennan Manning
You can’t deny reality just because you can’t explain it.
Toby Jones
And it’s one thing to give people freedom and something else to deny the rights of Christians to assert their faith in order to keep Hindus from feeling upset.
Pat Robertson
I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.
Bess Truman
Deny my individuality and I become an animal, mute, a mere creature of all the forces that act upon me.
Murray Bookchin
On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Those who hate most fervently must have once loved deeply; those who want to deny the world must have once embraced what they now set on fire.
Kurt Tucholsky
The prevailing attitude towards nature is that form of heresy which denies substance and, in doing so, denies the rightfulness of creation. We have said – to the point of repletion, perhaps – that man is not to take his patterns from nature; but neither is he to waste himself in seeking to change her face.
Richard M. Weaver
Never must the physician say, the disease is incurable. By that admission he denies God, our Creator; he doubts Nature with her profuseness of hidden powers and mysteries.
Morris Fishbein
A God who is good knows no segregation amongst words or names. And were a God to deny his blessing to those who pursue a different path to eternity, there would be no human who should offer worship.
Khalil Gibran
Things have definitely changed from my times, when there were just no strong roles written for women, I will not deny that.
Supriya Pathak
Well, will anybody deny now that the Government at Washington, as regards its own people, is the strongest government in the world at this hour? And for this simple reason, that it is based on the will, and the good will, of an instructed people.
John Bright
No one would deny that feeling envy is unpleasant, or that feeling envious sometimes leads us down a path we wish we hadn’t taken. Envy is frequently corrosive and destructive.
Maria Konnikova
Race is the San Andreas Fault of our culture as well as our history. Its fissures are forever present and not that far beneath the surface of every day life. To deny that is to risk being labeled delusional.
Mike Barnicle
Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom.
Albert Camus
I demand from you in the name of your principles the rights which I shall deny to you later in the name of my principles.
Walter Lippmann
If I cover my head with my hands, it means deny the ball to the opponent’s ball handler.
Don Meyer
No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other single factor to make impossible a total war effort.
William Lyon Mackenzie
Over the years, there’s been some cases where people did come up who said they were healed, but really they were not healed. I do believe it’s possible for individuals to mentally convince themselves they are, but that does not deny the real healings. That doesn’t dismiss the fact that a lot of people are really cured.
Benny Hinn
If we were to abandon concern for what is true, what is false, and what remains indeterminate, the world would be totally chaotic. Even those who deny the importance of truth, on the one hand, are quick to jump on anyone who is caught lying.
Howard Gardner
As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.
Frances Conroy
I cannot deny that I have doubts, reservations and fears. However, I have come to the conclusion that in the present regional and international reality, Israel must act with courage to accept the political plan which I described.
Ariel Sharon
Christian hope is not a ghost and it does not deceive. It is a theological virtue and therefore, ultimately, a gift from God that cannot be reduced to optimism, which is only human. God does not mislead hope; God cannot deny himself. God is all promise.
Pope Francis
I don’t deny that I had a very privileged upbringing, but my parents and that town maintained a sense of normalcy that I think many people find hard to achieve, and I am so grateful for that.
Dylan Penn
If one chooses sides on emotion then the rebel is the guy to go with. He is fighting for everything men claim to honour, freedom, independance, truth, the right…….all the subjective illusions. All the eternal trigger words. We are minions of the villan of the piece. We confess the illusion and deny the substance.
Glen Cook
I wont deny that I have a far more productive writing life without the Internet, mostly because I rekindle my ability to concentrate on one thing for a period of longer than three minutes. My curiosity is channeled inward rather than Internet-ward.
Heidi Julavits
Man is born to live, to suffer, and to die, and what befalls him is a tragic lot. There is no denying this in the final end. But we must deny it all along the way.
Thomas Wolfe
Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
Dag Hammarskjold
In the one defense, briefly, we accept responsibility but deny that it was bad: in the other, we admit that it was bad but don’t accept full, or even any, responsibility.
J. L. Austin
The single despot stands out in the face of all men, and says: I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If any one denies my right, let him try conclusions with me.
Lysander Spooner
One cannot deny that if a person has the energy to get you interested and excited, then that is half the battle won, like all the great leaders had this quality.
Gale Harold
No one has yet been found resolute enough in dogmatizing to deny that Nature made man equal; that society has destroyed this equality is a truth not more incontrovertible.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
We deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future.
Thurgood Marshall
We only see what we want to see, and hear what we want to hear
Miguel Angel Ruiz
We do not deny the possibility of peaceful [political] transition, but we are still awaiting the first case.
Fidel Castro
Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering. The love of God is of a different nature altogether. It does not hate tragedy. It never denies reality. It stands in the very teeth of suffering.
Elisabeth Elliot
Good when He gives, supremely good; Nor less when He denies: Afflictions, from His sovereign hand, Are blessings in disguise.
Brother Lawrence
Leaders do not avoid, repress, or deny conflict, but rather see it as an opportunity
Warren G. Bennis
Fashion is, after all, a form of escapism, and in fact people are buying more special things than ever, nowadays. They deny and deny themselves, and wait and wait, and then they get sick of it and spend to make themselves feel better.
Tom Ford
If somebody says, ‘I am a gay person, and I want to get married,’ is their own family going to deny them that? Are our own fellow citizens going to deny them that?
Enda Kenny
Andrea Leadsom flatly denies she has changed her CV.
Laura Kuenssberg
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.
Abraham Lincoln
As love and joy flood our streets today, it is hard to imagine how anyone could deny the full protection of our laws to any of our fellow Americans – but there are those who would.
Hillary Clinton
After all, we are not French and never can be, and any attempt to be so is to deny our inheritance and to try to impose upon ourselves a character that can be nothing but a veneer upon the surface.
Edward Hopper
There is great power in loving, consistent, fervent family prayer. Don’t deny your families this blessing. Don’t allow the strength that comes from family prayer to slip away from you and your loved ones through neglect.
John H. Groberg
If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift. He will not deny us. God withholds what you are not yet ready for. He wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to say, pray always and do not lose heart.
Saint Augustine
The postmodern worldview denies that there is such a thing as truth: historical, moral, or otherwise. It denies that truth exists independently of our perspectives and interests.
Mark Earley
I think I’ve reached the point that I’m convinced enough of the reality of the ET presence and I’m not going to deny it and shy away from it…. It is time to open this up to the public.
Edgar Mitchell
If a voter initiative can deny gay people access to traditional representative, democratic processes, then in California, any other small, historically disadvantaged minority group can also be denied the right of representative.
John Perez
I wouldn’t call myself an atheist. I neither deny nor accept that there is a God… So I do not laugh at people who believe in God. But I do not necessarily believe in God – nor deny that there could be one.
Lee Kuan Yew
The game gives us a satisfaction that Life denies us. And for the Chess player, the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named ‘combination’.
Emanuel Lasker
If you do not learn to deny yourself, you can make no progress in perfection.
John of the Cross
Environmental challenges have the power to deny equality of opportunity and hold back the progress of communities.
Lisa P. Jackson
A Canadian newspaperman said yesterday that this is the President’s “Easter egghead roll on the White House lawn.” I want to deny that!
John F. Kennedy
Transience is what is normal. The problem is that we are busily trying to create political structures and cultural expressions that deny that and to deny that is to deny the basic idea of what is human.
Mohsin Hamid
By itself, an ordinary snapshot is no less banal than the petite madeleine in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time… but as goad to memory, it is often the first integer in a sequence of recollections that has the power to deny time for the sake of love.
Michael Lesy
Justice requires us to remember that when any citizen denies his fellow, saying, ‘His color is not mine,’ or ‘His beliefs are strange and different,’ in that moment he betrays America, though his forebears created this nation.
Lyndon B. Johnson
A culture that denies death inevitably becomes shallow and superficial, concerned only with the external form of things. When death is denied, life loses its depth.
Eckhart Tolle
I’m learning to cope and not deny my own success, but I still think it’s not happening a lot. I get nervous, and I am capable of doing something to blow it on purpose. A lot of actors have that problem.
John Belushi
I’m a massive fan of the Stones, and I don’t think anybody should deny them the right to carry on making music. I just wish they wouldn’t wear leggings.
Noel Gallagher
You are who you are, why should you deny your past?
Sharmila Tagore
True American Liberalism utterly denies the whole creed of socialism.
Herbert Hoover
We ought to be people of compassion. And being people of compassion means we deny ourselves, and our self centeredness.
Mike Huckabee
I will not deny health care to any single American.
Michael Capuano
There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of our children.
Kailash Satyarthi
Who can deny that the environment has been destroyed?
Gunter Grass
The obligation to earn one’s bread presumes the right to do so. A society that denies this right cannot be justified, nor can it attain social peace.
Pope John Paul II
Pain or perspective, that’s the choice.’ . . . You choose pain – you choose to fight it, deny it, bury it – then yes, the choice is always hard. But you choose perspective – embrace your history, give it credit for the better person it can make you, scars and all – the choice gets easier every time.
Ted Dekker
Spain’s constitution was introduced to cement democracy after Franco’s dictatorship, but this government is exploiting its wording as a means to deny us our right to vote.
Carles Puigdemont
The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are- bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling- when you don’t feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.
Charles Handy
Wrong people are wrong because they use their freedom to deny it to others.
William A. Dembski
About 30% of fresh food is thrown away in supermarkets every day, although they will deny it. British households are throwing an estimated 30% of their food away, too.
Arthur Potts Dawson
I call myself a feminist, not a feminist filmmaker. If somebody asked me if I had a feminist sensibility it would be pretty hard to deny, but is it the theme of my work? Not necessarily. I’m interested in a lot of things.
Callie Khouri
The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.
Immanuel Kant
If we do not step forward, then we step back. If we do not protect a right, then we deny it.
Paul Martin
Thoughts that deny reincarnation are transformed in the next life into an inner unreality, an inner emptiness of life; this inner unreality and emptiness are experienced as torment, as disharmony.
Rudolf Steiner
What could begin to deny self, if there were not something in man different from self?
William Law
Do what comes into your life and do it well… Be polite without groveling. If you are ever afraid of anything, do not deny it, but behave as if you feared nothing.
Anna Lee
to deny that music powerfully influences our thoughts and conduct is either ignorant or a deliberate lie. Anyone who listens to music has been moved by it. It’s music, that’s the point.
Dessa Darling
I am a free man but only partially so relative to other people in society. Why do I say “partially free”? Because there is only one country in the world that denies me entrance because of who my father was and that is the United States.
Juan Pablo Escobar
In 2004, there were more black men disenfranchised than in 1870 – the year the 15th Amendment was ratified, prohibiting laws that deny the right to vote exclusively on the basis of race.
Michelle Alexander
I worked with President Obama on the Affordable Care Act and getting health coverage to all Americans. It was my legislation that said insurance companies can no longer deny coverage for kids with preexisting conditions.
Allyson Schwartz
Without a need to constantly remain attached to ideas and beliefs, the clarity of your formless form recognizes the truth of itself – with nothing to confirm or ever deny.
Matthew Kahn
Fight if you wish. Deny what is before you if it comforts you. But nothing you do can change your fate.
Christopher Paolini
When I played in a band, people just stand there and look at you and criticize what they didn’t like. But if you watch a D.J. show, people go crazy from beginning to end. Say what you want against D.J.’s, but you can’t deny that the energy level in the audience is for the most part far above what rock bands have.
I don’t deny myself food. I’m no saint. I love butter and cream, but I also eat lots of grains and fruits.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Some folks of cider make a rout
And cider’s well enough no doubt
When better liquors fail;
But wine, that’s richer, better still,
Ev’n wine itself (deny’t who will)
Must yield to nappy ale
John Gay
No place of grace for those who avoid the Face. No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the Voice.
T. S. Eliot
I love my heritage both as someone who grew up as a Muslim and as an Indian – it’s part of who I am and I would never deny it.
Noureen DeWulf
How shall we ever make the world intelligent of our movement? I do not think that the answer lies in trying to render feminism easy, popular, and instantly gratifying. To conjure with the passive culture and adapt to its rules is to degrade and deny the fullness of our meaning and intention.
Adrienne Rich
Believe in yourself, know yourself, deny yourself, and be humble.
John Treacy
Don’t you dare call me arrogant!If ever I had any at all-which I deny!- how much could I possibly have left after having been ridden over rough-shod by you and Thomas, do you imagine?
Georgette Heyer
However much you deny the truth, the truth goes on existing.
George Orwell
I don’t mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I’m not one of those artists who’s going to sit here and deny the past.
Don Henley
Being able to jump off a swing is actually a useful and meaningful thing for a child to do… those are the tests that help us understand the limits of our body. That’s a positive learning experience that we deny children on a regular basis.
Gever Tulley
Of course, there are dangers in religious freedom and freedom of opinion. But to deny these rights is worse than dangerous, it is absolutely fatal to liberty.
Harry S. Truman
I do not deny the rights of democracy, but I have no illusions as to the uses that will be made of those rights so long as wisdom is rare and pride abundant
Henri Frederic Amiel
I have a bias, and I don’t deny that. But it’s not so much an emotional attachment with objects that we study: it’s a point of view based on the evidence. We simply know more about Enceladus.
Carolyn Porco
I think accessibility is what often denies horror its deserved attention. So it all depends on the execution and whether mainstream audiences can accept it.
Bryan Fuller
As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I don’t wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere.
J. M. Coetzee
In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
Henry Miller
Making conclusions about life is a sure way to deny yourself the possibility of a human being transforming himself into the Divine.
Jaggi Vasudev
Unbelief is actually perverted faith, for it puts its trust, not in the living God but in dying men. The unbeliever denies the selfsufficiency of God and usurps attributes that are not his. This dual sin dishonors God and ultimately destroys the soul of man.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
I wonder how appropriate it is to try to ‘argue someone into the kingdom.’ Many apologists hotly deny any such charge, but I don’t believe them. The tenor of almost all apologetics literature makes it plain that this is their intent.
Robert M. Price
Sure, Christianity is a world religion and I don’t deny that. But having said that, this is, when it is all said and done, a relationship with God.
Greg Laurie
The Houston Astros want to change the name of Enron Field where they play. I guess the Enron name could cause problems for them. Like players could steal a base and then deny it.
Jay Leno
Ever notice, the ones who deny the holocaust are usually the same ones who want to repeat it?
Dennis Prager
The god most Americans say they believe in is just not interesting enough to deny. Thus the only kind of atheism that counts in America is to call into question the proposition that everyone has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Stanley Hauerwas
Don’t use the hardships of your past as excuses to deny the possibilities of your future.
Robin Sharma
Don’t deny the existence of a mountain in your life; deny its authority to stay, and refuse to allow it to stop the plan of God in your life.
Jesse Duplantis
I had seen a lot of music movies that celebrated music or that showed the kind of joys from playing music, which is a big part of it of course, and not something that I would want to deny.
Damien Chazelle
We can’t deny the existence of caste in India. We have to live with it.
Pawan Kalyan
Art may be for the privileged few but they have earned the privilege and deny it to no one.
Walter Darby Bannard
I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I believe they are correct. Now, I’m not going to deny that you don’t now and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand.
Ronald Reagan
The Bible has lost every major battle it has ever fought. The Bible was quoted to defend slavery and the bible lost. The Bible was quoted to keep women silent, and the Bible lost. And the Bible is being quoted to deny homosexuals their equal rights, and the Bible will lose.
John Shelby Spong
By lying, we deny others a view of the world as it is. Our dishonesty not only influences the choices they make, it often determines the choices they can make—and in ways we cannot always predict. Every lie is a direct assault upon the autonomy of those we lie to.
Sam Harris
Truth suffers no loss if a vehement youth fails in finding it, in the same way that virtue and religion suffer no detriment if a criminal denies them.
Friedrich Schiller
I don’t deny my life-style is occasionally pretty wild.
Sam Kinison
God loves me enough to let me go through all the lessons I came here to learn, even the ones that hurt the most. His presence doesn’t deny me. It’s always there to help me see and understand what I came to this planet to learn.
Melody Beattie
Countries like Iran and China support an Internet Iron Curtain that would censor political dissidents and deny anonymous activity online through mandatory registrations of IP addresses.
Marsha Blackburn
It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.
Seneca the Younger
It used to be controversial whether smoking caused lung cancer, it used to be controversial whether HIV caused AIDS. Now, there are a few mavericks who deny those things. In the case of climate change, I think the debate is going the same way in that there is a strong consensus that it is a serious matter.
Martin Rees
But I don’t do the diet thing anymore. I’m a big believer in feeding your body what it needs. Deny yourself something and you’re going to end up shoving your face full of it.
Ashley Greene
A being afire with life cannot foresee death; in fact, by each of his deeds he denies that death exists.
Marguerite Yourcenar
No person will deny that the highest degree of attainable accuracy is an object to be desired, and it is generally found that the last advances towards precision require a greater devotion of time, labour, and expense, than those which precede them.
Charles Babbage
Rebirth is almost impossible without the darkness…..I tell myself I am experiencing the death of myself as mother, the death of myself as a younger woman — precious old lives going by the wayside. Of course, I should let myself grieve. To deny the grief is to squander a transforming and radiant possibility.
Sue Monk Kidd
The only way to seek God is to seek God first. Deny the nayward, affirm the yeaward, be true to those stirrings and motions which He starts in us, refuse priority to all else, and be faithful to the sacred.
Jean Toomer
If you deny the fact that things are happening to you, that this is going on, whether it’s negative or positive, you’re just putting yourself behind the 8-ball because you’re not facing it head on and dealing with it in a positive way that you’ve learned how to.
Ryan Leaf
I love Australia and loved growing up here, and that’s something I don’t want to deny our children, but it’s difficult sustaining a career in Australia.
Essie Davis
If I serve you in hopes of Paradise, deny me Paradise.If I serve thee in fear of hell, condemn me to hell.But if I love thee for love of thyself,then grant me thyself.
Mark Salzman
While education is hugely important, the ways in which women are portrayed in their communities are equally important. Portraying women as victims keeps women in a captive space and denies them of their agency: their ability to fight back and take ownership of their situation.
Philomena Kwao
There aren’t a lot of ironclad rules of family life, but here’s one: No matter how much your parents deny it – and here’s betting they deny it a lot – they have a favorite child. And if you’re a parent, so do you.
Jeffrey Kluger
He who denies his own vanity usually possesses it in so brutal a form that he instinctively shuts his eyes to avoid the necessity of despising himself.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We attacked selected military targets of the P.L.O. Around, civilians were hurt, I don’t want to deny it. Very regrettable, very regrettable. We regret it deeply.
Menachem Begin
Its a force of life, sex; you cant deny the thrill of riding high, wide and handsome with someone you love.
Katharine Hepburn
As Christians, we are responsible for our fellow brothers and sisters suffering and fighting for the basic resources we all need to survive. To deny this is to turn a deaf ear to God’s teachings.
Catherine Cortez-Masto
On the third day after Jesus’ own death, He came out of the grave to give the world a sign it cannot deny. For a man to predict His own death and resurrection was something only God could do.
David Jeremiah
Those who deny the existence of a supreme being have been turned into second-class citizens by a government that continuously sends messages that ‘real Americans’ believe in God.
Michael Newdow
We all have to recognise – no matter how great our strength – that we must deny ourselves the licence to do always as we please.
Harry S. Truman
You can’t deny the experience of a store. It’s fantastic if you’re a global brand and you’ve got the power or the funds to support that bricks-and-mortar space, but we certainly weren’t and aren’t.
Matthew Williamson
It is said that there is no salvation outside the Church. Who denies this? And therefore whatever things of the Church are had outside the Church do not avail unto salvation.
Saint Augustine
I absolutely don’t deny that I was inspired by ‘Fight Club,’ among many other television shows and films. I completely not only acknowledge it, I own it and love to nod to them as much as possible.
Sam Esmail
The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
Leigh Hunt
My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh — anything but work.
Abraham Lincoln
It is kindness immediately to refuse what you intend to deny.
Publilius Syrus
No men stand more in fear of God than those who most deny Him.
Benjamin Whichcote
The fossil fuel industry has taken control of, and powered up, architecture and methods originally built by the tobacco industry and others to attack and deny science.
Sheldon Whitehouse
Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end.
Henry Miller
There are just some things that you can’t deny.
Zachary Cole Smith
I honor, we honor the service of John McCain, and I respect his many accomplishments, even if he chooses to deny mine. My differences with him are not personal; they are with the policies he has proposed in this campaign.
Barack Obama
There are things within the culture that absolutely enrage me, and for me it is sacred rage. But it’s not just peculiar to Mormonism – it’s any patriarchy that I think stops, thwarts, or denies our creativity.
Terry Tempest Williams
I’ve grown certain that the root of all fear is that we’ve been forced to deny who we are.
Frances Moore LappГ©
Now if any of you will deny the plurality of wives and continue to do so, I promise that you will be damned; and I will go still further, and say that this revelation, or any other revelation that the Lord had given, and deny it in your feelings, and I promise that you will be damned.
Brigham Young
The challenge with Donald Trump is that he’ll deny things he said the day before or even in the same interview. And then sometimes when you try and talk about a fact that he misstated or something that he said out loud that he now disagrees with himself on, it’s very frustrating.
John Dickerson
People love to hear the brag of the local boy, because they want him to be great, but the foreigner must deny that he has any outstanding virtue – this is what will endear him to the locals.
Orson Scott Card
In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I was eleven and I wanted to play it because it was in my blood. It was a feeling I couldn’t deny.
Lita Ford
We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism….
Howard Zinn
Congratulations to Chelsea Clinton. Over the weekend, she gave birth to a baby girl. The baby girl will not confirm or deny whether she’s running in 2056.
David Letterman
I hope that nothing ever wussifies me to deny my own personal beliefs. Brainwashed wussies have been taught that standing up for yourself and defending your personal point of view makes you a close-minded hate monger. One must also be respectful of dissenting belief while supporting their own.
Brad Stine
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
George R. R. Martin
People might have said we were scaremongering. But here we are: the Competition Commission is intervening, for the first time, in the NHS, to block the sensible collaboration between two NHS hospitals. They can no longer deny it, it’s absolutely clear.
Andy Burnham
I have to admit that all of us creatively involved with ‘Commander’ absolutely intended to put the term ‘Madam President’ into the zeitgeist. I can’t deny it.
Rod Lurie
What culture worth the name would deny women the right to safe motherhood? What value system would send young people ignorant into the world, when a little knowledge might save their lives?
Nafis Sadik
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
H. L. Mencken
I stopped painting in 1990 at the peak of my success just to deny people my beautiful paintings, and I did it out of spite.
Vincent Gallo
drama is made up of what people most fear and deny in themselves. The taboos. The secrets. The devils and the demons. The only reason they let us live, I suppose, is because somebody has to confront what those things are like and tell other people about them.
Elizabeth Ashley
Court a mistress, she denies you; let her alone, she will court you.
Ben Jonson
It wasn’t my choice to be an open book, but when people found out what my life was like when I was 14 or 15, I didn’t deny it. I think the more imperfect you are, the more human you are.
Drew Barrymore
We can’t afford to deny our past in a bid to be empowered. But what we can do is contextualize the past.
David Oyelowo
I certainly would not deny that the Tea Party, the issues that they have looked at are certainly important to me as well… debt and deficit and recognition of the Constitution.
Matt Rosendale
I’m not going to deny that knowing someone in high places can sometimes get the job done. That’s the name of the game. A son or daughter of someone famous will get a break. But once they’re in there, they’re on their own.
Sondra Locke
Some deny the existence of misery by pointing to the sun; he denies the existence of the sun by pointing to misery.
Franz Kafka
One thing about the business and investing world that I connect to very intimately is that there is little room to deny the harsh realities of your mistakes. A bad call can lose you many millions.
Joshua Waitzkin
Every fairy tale offers the potential to surpass present limits, so in a sense the fairy tale offers you freedoms that reality denies.
Azar Nafisi
The argument goes something like this: “I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.
Douglas Adams
The final and conclusive evidence against evolution is the fact that the Bible denies it.
Henry M. Morris
Songwriting is different from music, although I don’t deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory.
Neil Diamond
The psychoanalytic liberation of memory explodes the rationality of the repressed individual. As cognition gives way to re-cognition, the forbidden images and impulses of childhood begin to tell the truth that reason denies.
Herbert Marcuse
Though pedantry denies,
It’s plain the Bible means
That Solomon grew wise
While talking with his queens.
William Butler Yeats
If you deny mystery-even in the guise of death-then you deny life, and you will walk like a ghost through your days, never knowing the secrets of the extremes. The deep sorrows, the absolute joys.
Lucius Shepard
I have been afraid of guns, I have sworn I would never use a gun on another person and so did not need one, and I have wanted to deny the existence of evil.
Taya Kyle
You don’t really know what to believe until the Government denies it.
Brian Wilson
…he [Muhammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind…The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God.
John Quincy Adams
I lived in LA for a few months. It seemed like no one there had parents. Or if they did have parents, they would deny it.
Catherine O’Hara
But what virtue I do have is in me and of me. Men deny the good that comes from themselves, calling it God. So do they with their won evil, calling it the Devil.
Maria McCann
Nothing so denies a person liberty as the total absence of money.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Bush administration officials, of course, deny that they didn’t take the threat urgently enough, but there is no debating that in their public utterances, private meetings, and actions, the al Qaeda threat barely registered.
Peter Bergen
It is unnatural to deny effort, adversity, and pain.
Guillermo del Toro
Say, “I can do everything .” “Even if poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it.”
Swami Vivekananda
Something very unique about Germany is that once you are suspected or accused of having worked for the Stassi, it doesn’t matter if you were 18-years-old, or a child, or an adult back then. Even if you deny it you won’t get rid of this suspicion.
Christian Schwochow
I think each writer has to seek her most energetic prose style. She has to find a way to write so that nobody can deny it.
George Saunders
Your brilliance comes from your spirit. To deny it is arrogance. To accept it is humility.
Alan Cohen
Even if I were to suppose that I was dreaming and whatever I saw or imagined was false, yet I could not deny that ideas were truly in my mind.
Rene Descartes
Lately the First Amendment has been interpreted to deny equal protection of the law to those who believe in God. The Constitution established freedom for religion, not freedom from religion!
Jack Kemp
I like getting up in front of an audience. It’s fun when you go to a baseball game and the crowd is cheering you. I can’t deny it. And it’s very funny, too. Sometimes you’re shy; you go somewhere and everyone’s looking at you, so you feel a little self-conscious.
Jon Lovitz
It doesn’t work the same way everywhere. The Americans are the most gullible, because they don’t like to deny co-workers’ requests. People in the former Soviet bloc countries are less trusting, perhaps because of their previous experiences with their countries’ secret services.
Kevin Mitnick
Privatization is a neoliberal and imperialist plan. Health can’t be privatized because it is a fundamental human right, nor can education, water, electricity and other public services. They can’t be surrendered to private capital that denies the people from their rights.
Hugo Chavez
Increasing your repertoire has the advantage that you don’t have to give up enjoying what you already like: it is always easier to add new behaviors than to deny your deepest desires.
Dossie Easton
To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.
Oscar Wilde
There’s something about me that wants to grow a big company. I don’t deny that. I enjoy the game, and the only way to really enjoy it is to win. I like to win. It’s more fun.
Bernard L. Schwartz
Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish.
Thomas Aquinas
We’re animals, I think we forget that. I think there is an ancient archetypal memory that still exists within us. If we deny that, what is the cost? So I do think it’s what binds us as human beings.
Terry Tempest Williams
Government, which does not and did not grant us our rights, must not now seek to deny them by using fear as its justification.
Malcolm Wallop
I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.
Thomas Paine
On the subject of the nature of the gods, the first question is Do the gods exist or do the not? It is difficult you may say to deny that they exist. I would agree if we were arguing the matter in a public assembly, but in a private discussion of this kind, it is perfectly easy to do so.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
We cannot deny that 80 or even 90 percent of the spiritual treasures from the past 3,000 years have come from Europe. There is no other Greek theatre anywhere else in the world. There is no other Shakespeare, Dante or Cervantes.
Ismail Kadare
I vigorously deny hitting Ms. Sheridan.
Marc Cherry
Now we have things that are obviously false, leading us to war, leading us to deny people health care, leading us to ignore the climate crisis. We have to restore the integrity of the democratic conversation.
Al Gore
In 2013, a great national coalition came together to compel Congress to deny Barack Obama authority to take us to war in Syria.
Pat Buchanan
Everywhere I find the signature, the autograph of God, and he will never deny his own handwriting. God has set his tabernacle in the dewdrop as surely as in the sun. No man can any more create the smallest flower than he could create the greatest world.
Joseph Parker
What changed their mind was Jimmy Carter’s intervention against the Christian schools, trying to deny them tax-exempt status on the basis of so-called de facto segregation.
Paul Weyrich
If a man says that he is Jesus Christ, it is no answer to tell him that the world denies his divinity; for the world denied Christ’s.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The petit-bourgeois is a man unable to imagine the Other. If he comes face to face with him, he blinds himself, ignores and denies him, or else transforms him into himself.
Roland Barthes
There is no flaw or vacuum in the amount of the truth – but all is truth without exception; And henceforth I will go celebrate any thing I see or am, And sing and laugh and deny nothing.
Walt Whitman
The only person in all the world who can give you pleasure, or deny it, is yourself. No matter how much we love someone, the decision to experience pleasure, and to make room for it in our lives, is an internal one. If you are resistant, you could be around the most joyous people in the world and be miserable.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I have seen the rise of fascism and communism. Both philosophies glorify the arbitrary power of the state… But both theories fail. Both deny those God-given liberties that are the inalienable right of each person on this planet, indeed, they deny the existence of God.
Ronald Reagan
You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts…but you cannot deny he’s got style.
J. K. Rowling
Any society which suppresses the heritage of its conquered minorities, prevents their history or denies them their symbols, has sown the seeds of their own destruction.
William Wallace
Fiction gives us the second chances that life denies us.
Paul Theroux
Nigeria has its problems, nobody denies that, but there is a surge of spiritual – I would say, Christian – dynamics that are awesome.
Reinhard Bonnke
I would like to say we’re at a point where global warming is impossible to deny. Let’s just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future.
Ellen Goodman
By its existence, the Peace Movement denies that governments know best; it stands for a different order of priorities: the human race comes first.
Martha Gellhorn
I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!
Sally Field
If you can help it, don’t be rude to people. When you’re rude about someone and the audience laugh you can’t deny that it’s a bullying laugh.
Michael McIntyre
Everybody in Vanity Fair must have remarked how well those live who are comfortably and thoroughly in debt; how they deny themselves nothing; how jolly and easy they are in their minds.
William Makepeace Thackeray
No one supposes that the government of the United States is supreme, beyond the sphere plainly defined by the constitution: Neither does any one deny that the State is supreme within its proper sphere of action.
James L. Petigru
If you deny any affinity with another person or kind of person, if you declare it to be wholly different from yourself
Ursula K. Le Guin
And who will deny that a world in which the wealthy are powerful is still a better world than one in which only the already powerful can acquire wealth?
Friedrich August von Hayek
I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked.
Oscar Wilde
Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.
Don Marquis
All power is in essence power to deny mortality.
Ernest Becker
Fear is another emotion that is strongly suppressed. We cannot afford to be afraid, and so we don’t allow ourselves to sense and feel the fear within us. We lower our brows to deny it, set our jaws to defy it, and smile to deceive ourselves. But inwardly we remain scared to death.
Alexander Lowen
Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows ‘I am!’ No one can deny his own being.
Ramana Maharshi
To deny, to believe, and to doubt well, are to a man what the race is to a horse.
Blaise Pascal
For the record: Quantum mechanics does not deny the existence of objective reality. Nor does it imply that mere thoughts can change external events. Effects still require causes, so if you want to change the universe, you need to act on it.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Your pretended fear lest error should step in, is like the man that would keep all the wine out of the country lest men should be drunk. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy, to deny a man the liberty he hath by nature upon a supposition that he may abuse it.
Oliver Cromwell
Disclaimer: If anyone disagrees with anything I say, I am quite prepared to not only retract it, but also to deny under oath I ever said it.
Tom Lehrer
Peace in the struggle to find peace.. comfort on the way to comfort. And if I shed a tear I won’t cage it I won’t fear love. And if I feel a rage I won’t deny it. (I won’t fear love.
Sarah McLachlan
He is ungrateful who denies that he has received a kindness which has been bestowed upon him; he is ungrateful who conceals it; he is ungrateful who makes no return for it; most ungrateful of all is he who forgets it.
Seneca the Younger
The artist’s business is to take sorrow when it comes. The depth and capacity of his reception is the measure of his art; and when he turns his back on his own suffering, he denies the very laws of his being and closes the door on everything that can ever make him great.
Freya Stark
We have evidence that a number of Bahrainis who oppose our government are being trained in Syria. I have seen the files and we have notified the Syrian authorities, but they deny any involvement.
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
There’s a saying in the scientific community, that every great truth goes through three phases. First, people deny it. Second, they say that it conflicts with the Bible. Third, they say that they’ve known it all along.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have; but, in their stead, / Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, / Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not” (5.3.25-28).
William Shakespeare
I cannot deny that on a breezy summer’s day, Fishers Island is one of the most idyllic places possible for a round of golf.
Tom Doak
Refer me to one atheist who denies the existence of God…. Etymologically, as well as philosophically, an atheist is one without God. That is all the ‘A’ before ‘Theist’ really means.
George William Foote
The logical man must either deny all miracles or none, and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps, in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old.
Charles Alexander Eastman
For all his learning or sophistication, man still instinctively reaches towards that force beyond. Only arrogance can deny its existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand. In every tuft of grass, in every bird, in every opening bud, there it is.
Hal Borland
You’ll never get to be a saint if you deny the bit of the devil in you.
Ellis Peters
Anything that threatens, hinders, obstructs, denies, delays your capacity to stand fully up for yourself, within yourself, take it down.
Iyanla Vanzant
Moore’s only concession to the Democrats’ role-playing is to deny that he is a Democrat, hoping enough Americans were taught by public school teachers that no one will know how to look up Moore’s voter registration card. Democrat.
Ann Coulter
Ergonomists are not physicians – they are engineers – and their medical theories are controversial. Some of the world’s leading medical researchers deny that repetitive motion causes injury.
Eugene Scalia
All testify to the coercion and sacrifice which culture imposes on man. To rely on them and deny the decline is to become even more firmly caught in its fatal coils.
Theodor Adorno
I strongly reject threats by any member state to destroy another or outrageous attempts to deny historical facts such as the Holocaust.
Ban Ki-moon
Red was smiling back at me. “Ok. I’m not in trouble. But tell me your heart didn’t start beating for the first time in a month.” I couldn’t deny it. So I didn’t.
Eoin Colfer
When we deny the spiritual dimension to our existence, we end up living like animals. And when we deny the physical, sexual dimension to our existence, we end up living like angels. And both ways are destructive, because God made us human.
Rob Bell
We live today in a world in which nobody believes choices should have consequences. But may I tell you the great secret that our culture seeks to deny? You cannot escape the consequences of your choices. Time runs in only one direction.
Stephen L. Carter
If Christianity is a mere invention of man, and the Bible is not from God, how can infidels explain Jesus Christ? His existence in history they cannot deny. How is it that without force or bribery, without arms or money, He has made such an immensely deep mark on the world as He certainly has?
J. C. Ryle
No enlightened person would deny its premise, but as an ongoing program it is monotonous, limited, locked in a perception of victimization.
Robert Brustein
Why are you measuring? This is how you block, delay, hinder, obstruct and deny his place in the life as a father.
Iyanla Vanzant
Yes, yes, no one denies, for example, that you’re going to be able to fix the Murray through the Living Murray process without money, no one denies that.
John Anderson
No one should deny the danger of the descent, but it can be risked. No one need risk it, but it is certain that someone will. And let those who go down the sunset way do so with open eyes, for it is a sacrifice which daunts even the gods. Yet every descent is followed by an ascent.
Carl Jung
Of all the featherless beasts, only man, chained by his self-imposed slavery to the clock, denies the elemental fire and proceeds as best he can about his business, suffering quietly, martyr to his madness. Much to learn.
Edward Abbey
My most serious character flaw is that I don’t deny myself much.
Andy Rooney
It offended his sense of himself, because he was an individual from an age of individuals, and a string of lights was, like him, an individual thing. No matter how little the thing had cost, to throw it away was to deny its value.
Jonathan Franzen
It is a strange irony that the principles of science should seem to deny the necessary conviction of common sense.
Lawrence Joseph Henderson
To grant the power of a weapon master to anyone at all, without effort, without training and proof that the lessons have taken hold, is to deny the responsibility that comes with such power.
R. A. Salvatore
I’m a woman who was raised to believe that you are not complete unless you have a man. Well, in some ways it’s true. I am a feminist to a point. But I’m not going to deny the fact that I love to be with men.
Goldie Hawn
Wrought upon at length, you may say, by an enthusiasm and frenzy that could brook no control – I burst the tyrant bands, which held my sex in awe, and clandestinely, or by stealth, grasped an opportunity, which custom and the world seemed to deny, as a natural privilege.
Deborah Sampson
As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies,as a form of abstract thought. I dont wish to deny the uses of the intellect,but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere.
J. M. Coetzee
Donald Trump has courageously taken on the entrenched special interests who sought to suppress the working people of this country and who have sought to deny them a livable wage.
Paul Nehlen
DePaul’s plot to deny me tenure had nothing to do with my faults. In fact, and ironically, it viciously attacked me and destroyed my career because of my virtues. Which, although few in number, they still found threatening.
Norman Finkelstein
The truth is harsh.” Anubis said. “Spirits come to the Hall of Judgement all the time, and they cannot let go of their lies. They deny their faults, their true feelings, their mistakes…….right up until Ammit devours their souls for eternity. It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.
Rick Riordan
No matter how long it takes or how desperately a person battles or denies, the truth always-always-makes itself known.
Andy Andrews
A man does not make his destiny: he accepts it or denies it.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I deny the power of the general government to making paper money, or anything else a legal tender.
Thomas Jefferson
We all owe life a death, an inevitable death which we can meet. But the unnecessary death that wastes life denies all consolation.
Laura Bohannan
For those who share my view that the Jews as a people have a right to self-determination, Zionism as a national movement of the Jewish people is the embodiment of this very right, which its opponents want to deny.
Angela Merkel
The intolerant man will not rely on persuasion, or on the worth of the idea. He would deny to others the very freedom of opinion or of dissent which he so stridently demands for himself. He cannot trust democracy.
Robert Kennedy
I don’t deny that I study everything. Stuff from the 70s, 80s, 90s, current I watch it all.
Karrion Kross
The imbalance results from ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and thus deny the right of control to States, which are themselves charged with providing for the common good.
Pope Francis
The answer of our prayers is secured by the fact that in rejecting them God would in a certain sense deny His own nature.
John Calvin
I would love to be a father. I had a great father who taught me how gratifying that is. I’m not going to deny myself that. I think I’d be good at it. Everybody wants that experience. I definitely do.
Mike Myers
I can’t deny that Jerry Springer supposedly beating us didn’t affect me. There was a point where I felt like, Golly, you work so hard, you try so hard and the people say they want meaningful television and then Jerry Springer ends up beating you. It was disturbing.
Oprah Winfrey
I’ve learned that I want what I deny. I want someone who is crazy about me, who treats me like a princess. I want the picture-perfect fairy tale stuff.
Selena Gomez
How can people in other countries who are trying to grasp our plan of democracy avoid stumbling over our logic when we deny the first steps in democracy to our women?
Jeannette Rankin
I’m well aware that I have been described in some quarters as being ‘enigmatic, taciturn, prickly, explosive and forbidding’. Well, I have my moods like anyone else; I won’t deny it.
Harold Pinter
Civil disobedience is the assertion of a right which law should give but which it denies.
Mahatma Gandhi
Who can deny that it was a pleasure to watch Rob Van Dam interact with the audience and tear the house down for 30 minutes a night.
Paul Heyman
For me, ‘Dark Souls III’ is the end, but that doesn’t mean the end for ‘Dark Souls.’ If someone other than myself, like another staff member, wants to make a ‘Dark Souls,’ then I don’t want to deny others from making future installments.
Hidetaka Miyazaki
Every praying person, every person who has an encounter with God, must have a passionate concern for his or her brother and sister, his or her neighbor. To treat any of these as if he were less than the child of God is to deny the validity of one’s spiritual existence.
Desmond Tutu
I don’t deny people their fantasy life, but I do think that we desperately need to start realizing just how complicated our reality is in America. Sitcoms just don’t show us that.
Richard Rodriguez
For many, ‘desire’ is a bad word, something we’re supposed to ‘give up for God.’ That kind of thinking can be really destructive because it teaches people to deny their hearts, their true selves.
Rob Bell
There is this looking at the world as shapes and patterns and colors that have meaning, and you can’t deny the superficial because the superficial is what meets the eye.
Wolfgang Tillmans
What do you suppose is the use of a child without any meaning? Even a joke should have some meaning– and a child’s more imporant than a joke, I hope. You couldn’t deny that, even if you tried with both hands.
Lewis Carroll
Women’s behavior in handling beauty, even before feminism, was to deny they had any. Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.
Nancy Friday
I’ve always had an interest in politics – I can’t deny that.
George P. Bush
Those who deny Auschwitz would be ready to remake it.
Primo Levi
That there is a Devil is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influence of the Devil. For any to deny the being of a Devil must be from ignorance or profaneness worse than diabolical.
Cotton Mather
What is a body that casts no shadow? Nothing, a formlessness, two-dimensional, a comic-strip character. If I deny my own profound relationship with evil I deny my own reality. I cannot do, or make; I can only undo, unmake.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Passion is the love of turning being into action. It fuels the engine of creation. It changes concepts to experience…. Never deny passion, for that is to deny Who You Are, and Who You Truly Want To Be.
Neale Donald Walsch
Because we are limited in our knowledge, even the sanest of us are slightly insane. Our limitations are a kind of madness, and we can only choose to deny we are mad, and so descend into a dark spiral of total insanity, or accept we are mad and embark on a quest to regain our true and wholesome sanity
Dwight Longenecker
If any want to become my followers,” Jesus says. Following him is not something that is self-evident, even among the disciples. No one can be forced, no one can be expected to follow him. … “If any want to follow me, they must deny themselves … and take up their cross.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I think it will be pretty hard to deny the fact that prohibition of marijuana is on its way out.
Rick Steves
Say whatever you will about Donald Trump, there’s one thing nobody can deny, and that is he has a can-do spirit – good old American can-do spirit – and Trump’s can-do spirit is backed up with Trump’s can-do action.
Rush Limbaugh
It is reality that awakens possibilities, and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it.
Robert Musil
We resent all criticism which denies us anything that lies in our line of advance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man’s natural and inevitable urge to deny mortality and achieve a heroic self-image are the root causes of human evil.
Ernest Becker
Clinging uncritically to traditional ideas and beliefs often serves to obscure or deny real facts of our life history.
Alice Miller
I love the crossbow. I mean it’s just fun. Guns are fun, I can’t deny that shooting guns in movies isn’t fun. But a crossbow is pretty rad.
Norman Reedus
We wish our Christian brothers would be honest and permit us our heroes. We do not deny them theirs.
Madalyn Murray O’Hair
To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.
Coventry Patmore
If I deny myself something, I just get resentful, so what’s the point?
Vanessa Marcil
There’s a two-tier justice system. And anyone who denies it is either naive or in denial. This is what the reality of America is. If you have certain privileges, if you’re from a certain socioeconomic status, you have a certain skin color, the odds are in your favor.
Ana Kasparian
I think there was a point in the past when I felt that my options as an artist were either to make race a nonissue and deny its impact on life and just say, “Don’t think of me as an Asian cartoonist. Just think of me as a cartoonist.”
Adrian Tomine
What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don’t deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don’t we just as often draw the wrong ones?
Georg C. Lichtenberg
The intellectual’s struggle to deny the obvious is never more desperate than when reality is unpleasant and at variance with his preconceptions and when full acknowledgment of it would undermine the foundations of his intellectual worldview.
Anthony Daniels
Zen is all-inclusive. It never denies, it never says no to anything; it accepts everything and transforms it into a higher reality.
Invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school.
David Mamet
New Year’s Eve. It’s a promise of a night. Single, married or widowed, in love, loveless or lovelorn, we all leave our apartments and pick through snow in high heels, or descend subway stairs in tuxedos, lured to wherever we’re going–whether we know it or not, would deny it or not–by the kiss of a stranger.
Jardine Libaire
You can deny, if you like, nearly all abstractions: justice, beauty, truth, goodness, mind, God. You can deny seriousness, but not play.
Johan Huizinga
God is a presence that I can never define but I could never deny.
John Shelby Spong
Let us put an end to self-inflicted wounds. Let us remember that our national unity is a most priceless asset. Let us deny our adversaries the satisfaction of using Vietnam to pit Americans against Americans.
Gerald R. Ford
There’s no excuse, it’s just an opportunity that presented in a limited way and that happened and as soon as the press rang me I didn’t deny it I just said ‘that’s it’ and I had to go home and explain it.
John Prescott
Perhaps all our troubles – all the violence, obesity, illness, depression, and greed we can’t overcome – began when we stopped living as Running People. Deny your nature, and it will erupt in some other, uglier way.
Christopher McDougall
The State’s your mother, your father, the totality of your interests. No discipline can be too severe for the man that denies thatby word or deed.
H. G. Wells
But either way you cannot deny the sales and what we did.
Steve Brown
I owe very, very much to Mozart; and if one studies, for instance, the way in which I write for string quartet, then one cannot deny that I have learned this directly from Mozart. And I am proud of it!
Arnold Schoenberg
For India’s sake as much as its own, Bihar needs to be strong again, less vulnerable to the many forces that would deny democracy and curtail choice. Its people are its strength, and have many skills that other states have benefited from.
Rohini Nilekani
Dualism makes the problem insoluble; materialism denies the existence of any phenomenon to study, and hence of any problem.
John Searle
We applaud the people who are film stars, who get elected to an office, who are very athletic, the small group who play with power in a very limited way. But we’re completely oblivious to what can be done to the infinite realities that exist in front of us. We deny them.
Frederick Lenz
Anytime you deny the acknowledgement of God you are undermining the entire basis for which our country exists.
Roy Moore
To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective.
Liz Smith
By denying its musical and artistic merit, hip hop’s critics get to have it both ways: they can deny the legitimate artistic standing of rap while seizing on its pervasive influence as an art form to prove what a terrible effect it has on youth.
Michael Eric Dyson
Who can deny that all men are violent lovers of the truth, when we see them so positive in their errors, which they will maintain out of their zeal for truth, although they contradict themselves every day of their lives.
Jonathan Swift
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker
There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being.
Gautama Buddha
Deny the world, defy the devil, despise the flesh, and delight yourself only in the Lord.
Lady Jane Grey
The policy of America to deny visas to technically trained people in the U.S. and shipped to other countries, where they create companies that compete with America, has to be the stupidest policy of all the U.S. government policies.
Eric Schmidt
Women shouldn’t deny their dark side. Sometimes those demons are frightening and sometimes they’re beautiful. You’ll have to approach them. Drink a glass of wine with them, take them for a walk on the beach, examine yourself.
Tori Amos
Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
Alice Miller
That miracles have been, I do believe; that they may yet be wrought by the living, I do not deny: but have no confidence in those which are fathered on the dead.
Thomas Browne
Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
Ayn Rand
In terms of the conservative movement, I do think it would be foolish to deny that Trump has exposed certain aspects of that movement as less healthy than I thought or hoped.
Bill Kristol
No one can deny who you are unless you are, in some way, minimizing the power and the force of your divine substance.
Debbie Ford
Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.
Coretta Scott King
You can’t deny who you are, so you might as well be yourself in the most authentic way.
Ben Hopkins
In the end, censoring a comedian’s jokes is on par with censoring ‘Huckleberry Finn.’ Now, I’m not comparing myself to Mark Twain – he had much wavier hair and a slightly thicker mustache. But when you deny an artist the chance to explore his art, you’re forcing your beliefs on him.
Lisa Lampanelli
But in addition to all the moral evidence against the Bible, I will, in the progress of this work, produce such other evidence as even a priest cannot deny; and show, from that evidence, that the Bible is not entitled to credit, as being the word of God.
Thomas Paine
Many of the Bible characters fell just in the things in which they were thought to be strongest. Moses failed in his humility, Abraham in his faith, Elijah in his courage, for one woman scared him away to that juniper-tree; and Peter, whose strong point was boldness, was so frightened by a maid, as to deny his Lord.
Dwight L. Moody
It is easy today to deny God’s creativity as a thing of the benighted past, overcome by science, but man’s creativity, a thing much more improbable and nothing but an imitation of God’s, exercises a strange attraction.
Allan Bloom
Taking photographs is generally an act of ‘looking at the object, whereas ‘being seen’ or ‘showing’ is what is most interest to one who does a self-portrait…self-portraits deny not only photography itself but the 20th century as an era as well…an inevitable phenomenon at the end of the 20th century.
Yasumasa Morimura
The law cannot save those who deny it but neither can the law serve any who do not use it. The history of injustice and inequality is a history of disuse of the law.
Lyndon B. Johnson
To deny this is to deny our own heritage, our own spirit, and our own souls.
John Denver
Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8.
Brad Pitt
In a time of fractured politics, our need for unifying cultural events is more acute, and particularly our need for creators who do not deny the people their art because of the votes they cast.
Ben Domenech
I try to eat well, but I don’t deny myself the foods I love. I just eat them in moderation.
Regina King
What you deny to others will be denied to you, for the plain reason that you are always legislating for yourself; all your words and actions define the world you want to live in.
Thaddeus Golas
I find it hard to write poems in reaction to world/national events unless there’s a way in that’s so evident to me that I can’t deny the urge to write about such events. It takes me a while to gather the evidence, you know?
Allison Joseph
Those who deny the science or choose excuses over action are playing with fire.
John F. Kerry
The [classical] liberal, of course, does not deny that there are some superior people — he is not an egalitarian — but he denies that anyone has authority to decide who these superior people are.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Today the intelligence of the world denies the miraculous. Ignorance is the soil of the supernatural. The foundation of Christianity has crumbled, has disappeared, and the entire fabric must fall. The natural is true. The miraculous is false.
Robert Green Ingersoll
To say that a single human being, because of his birth, becomes an untouchable, unapproachable or invisible is to deny God.
Mahatma Gandhi
In a world where it is so easy to neglect, deny, corrupt and suppress the truth, the scientist may find his discipline severe. For him, truth is so seldom the sudden light that shows new order and beauty; more often, truth is the uncharted rock that sinks his ship in the dark.
John Cornforth
It is always easier to deny reality than to allow our worldview to be shattered, a fact that was as true of die-hard Stalinists at the height of the purges as it is of libertarian climate change deniers today.
Naomi Klein
A society which denies the heart its role becomes, in very short order, a heartless society.
Russell Kirk
Now no one can deny the fact that whatever is the state of the affairs in the country, you did not have the army controlling the country and you have a pluralistic society anyway.
Tariq Ramadan
When someone denies the right of Israel to exist, it hurts us, just as an attack on a close member of our family would hurt us.
Ephraim Mirvis
We deny the severity of our loved one’s problem not because we are naive, but because we can’t know.
David Sheff
There is no hierarchy of values by which one culture has the right to insist on all its own values and deny those of another.
Margaret Mead
Every day the choice is presented to us, to live up to the spirit that is in us, or deny it.
Henry Miller
To seek Truth is to deny Truth to being with. To seek Truth is to avoid Truth, constantly.
Adi Da
The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.
Brennan Manning
I’m human, we all are – all doctors are – and grieving is a natural part of medicine. As a doctor, grieving is a natural part of medicine. If you deny that, again, you’d get into this trap of curing and victory. I think grief is very important.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled.
J. William Fulbright
All men are hungry. They always have been. They must eat, and when they deny themselves the pleasures of carrying out that need, they are cutting off part of their possible fullness, their natural realization of life, whether they are rich or poor.
M. F. K. Fisher
I don’t think anyone will deny that girls are academically superior as a group.
Christina Hoff Sommers
I think we all want to successfully push back the aging process, to deny the aging process. Who among us says, ‘Yippee, I’m getting older’?
Jens Voigt
I would be a fool to deny my own abilities.
Julie Andrews
Data-driven predictions can succeed-and they can fail. It is when we deny our role in the process that the odds of failure rise. Before we demand more of our data, we need to demand more of ourselves.
Nate Silver
The one thing you dont want to do is deny young boys and girls, people that want to play the game and support the game, the opportunity to do so because of limited spots.
Angelos Postecoglou
To give a man his life but deny him his liberty, is to take from him all that makes his life worth living. To give him his liberty but take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is to still leave him a slave.
George Sutherland
Love couldn’t be moved by circumstance, poor choices, or even blatant lies-skewed and damaged, yes, but the heart couldn’t deny what it wanted most once the desire was planted. Whether in bliss or affliction, love owned you all the same.
Rachel Wade
To deny ones’ true nature and the gifts given you by the gods is to tempt disaster. You cannot hide behind the mask forever.
Midori Snyder
I deny nothing, but doubt everything.

I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
Lord Byron
One cannot deny the humanity of another without diminishing one’s own.
James A. Baldwin
The more we deny ourselves, the more the gods supply our wants.
[Lat., Quanto quisque sibi plura negaverit,
A dis plura feret.]
There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.
Bill Bryson
Real ‘imaan’ is faith in humanity, so those who deny goodness are kafirs.
Asghar Ali Engineer
No one can deny that some Islamist groups have credential and popularity. But that does not mean they are a majority. If we are serious about democracy we cannot blame the people for choosing what they want. We must promote the kinds of procedures and processes that are helping the people move ahead.
Tariq Ramadan
We deny your internationalism, because it is a luxury which only the upper classes can afford.
Benito Mussolini
Progress, then, is a property of the evolution of life as a whole by almost any conceivable intuitive standard…. let us not pretend to deny in our philosophy what we know in our hearts to be true.
E. O. Wilson
While we assert for ourselves a freedom to embrace, to profess, and to observe, the Religion which we believe to be of divine origin, we cannot deny an equal freedom to them whose minds have not yielded to the evidence which has convinced us.
James Monroe
You literally cannot deny the fact that rock and roll was born because of blues, and blues is black man’s music.