Despite Quotes

Despite Quotes by Matt Lauer, Robert Dallek, Cho Gun-woo, Walter Cronkite, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, John Clare and many others.

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You get your dream job and, in my opinion, despite anything they might say about you professionally or personally, you shut up, and you just do the job – and enjoy it.
Matt Lauer
Despite its flaws, the American electoral system has produced Lincoln, the two Roosevelts, and Harry Truman.
Robert Dallek
I hate that you don’t have the insight.
I hate that you shamelessly returned despite being kicked out.
I hate that you don’t even seem to have the slightest self-respect.
And also the fact that you used San as your “heart-wrenching” excuse to return.
Back to this hell-hole.
Cho Gun-woo
Reagan was an exceedingly likeable guy, just a heck of a nice fellow, despite his politics. He was funny and loved a good joke, the dirtier, I’m afraid the more ethnic, the better. I don’t think he brought very much to the presidency, except charisma and success.
Walter Cronkite
Despite all the progress of civilization, women have remained exactly as they emerged from the hand of Nature.
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
I hid my love when young till I
Couldn’t bear the buzzing of a fly;
I hid my life to my despite
Till I could not bear to look at light:
I dare not gaze upon her face
But left her memory in each place;
Where’er I saw a wild flower lie
I kissed and bade my love good-bye.
John Clare
I took an internship at Focus Features while I was in film school. I was really interested in how specialty movies were marketed and found their audience despite being about topics that were outside of the mainstream.
Justin Simien
I want to be loved despite my faults. It isn’t exactly true that I’m a provocateur. A real provocateur is someone who says things he doesn’t think, just to shock. I try to say what I think.
Michel Houellebecq
Beliefs: Those things we hold to be true despite evidence to the contrary.
Joseph O’Connor
It appears history is going to keep happening, despite our hopes for retirement.
Gregory Maguire
Despite great advances in women’s rights, statistics show that when it comes to the balance of power between the sexes, equality is far from being a global reality.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
I found my own orthodontist, my own high school. I set up interviews and did college trips. Despite her incredible concern and caring, my mom didn’t have the capacity for that. It was outside her experience, and she knew I was on top of it.
Mellody Hobson
The diversity of life on Earth, generally, is astonishing. But despite those large numbers, it’s also important to recognize that every species, one way or another, is vulnerable to extinction. And in our time on Earth… our impact on the diversity of life has been profound.
Sylvia Earle
The Chinese nation has always pursued a life in harmony with other nations despite differences.
Li Zhaoxing
Ballet is a healthy world despite what people might think. There’s a perception that ballet dancers are skinny and unhealthy, but that’s rubbish. You have to be strong, so eating regularly and healthily is essential.
Darcey Bussell
Despite rumor, Death isn’t cruel–merely terribly, terribly good at his job.
Terry Pratchett
I love creepy old dudes. I love that they have so much self-confidence, despite having no evidence whatsoever to back it up.
Kesha
Despite being a classical musician, I keep poking my nose in other genres of music.
Shankar Mahadevan
Sure, cricket on a beach on the isle of Jura is different from a Test match in a stadium in Galle, 6000 miles away, despite the sea air.
Romesh Gunesekera
I was looking to do something non-fiction because I had done a strip, ‘My Mom Was a Schizophrenic.’ I really enjoyed the process of doing that strip, despite its subject matter. To do it I’d had to do a lot of research and reading and I figured I’d like to do that again.
Chester Brown
Despite the forecast, live like it’s Spring.
Lilly Pulitzer
Despite the value to Canada, our country lags in competitiveness in the global social economy.
Craig Kielburger
To the last we have learned nothing. In all of us, deep down, there seems to be something granite and unteachable. No one truly believes, despite the hysteria in the streets that the world of tranquil certainties we were born into is about to be extinguished.
J. M. Coetzee
Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.
Diane Ackerman
I think I’ve been able to connect with people and their emotions through my songs. I feel honoured that despite having so many talented singers around, my work is always appreciated.
Atif Aslam
The joy for me as a writer is that, despite the fact I spend most of my life on my own in a room eating too much chocolate and drinking too much tea, eventually they let me out into the world.
Abi Morgan
I, for one – despite being a pretty solid climate hawk, I am extremely sympathetic to West Virginia and its coal-country needs. I lived there for a year. I’ve seen it. And the same for Wyoming, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky. They all have parts of their state where that really matters.
Sheldon Whitehouse
Despite the fact that computer speeds are measured in nanoseconds and picoseconds – one billionth and one trillionth of a second, respectively – the smallest interval of time known to man is that which occurs in Manhattan between the traffic signal turning green and the taxi driver behind you blowing his horn.
Johnny Carson
Playing rugby at school I once fell on a loose ball and, through ignorance and fear, held on despite a fierce pummelling. After that it took me months to convince my team-mates I was a coward.
Peter Cook
No one … can entirely step out of his time, that despite his keenness of vision his thinking is in many ways bound to be influenced by the mentality of his time
Karen Horney
Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even chopsticks comes with an instruction manual. Children, despite all their complexity, do not.
Lawrence Kutner
Despite strict instructions from my mother not to step out of the house, I cycled all the way to Vellore to watch ‘Thevar Magan.’ In fact, I grew up watching classic films such as ‘Naayakan,’ ‘Thaalapathi’ and ‘En Bommukutty Ammavukku.’
Vetrimaaran
You have to find a way to laugh a little bit each day despite everything, or your heart will simply run out of the joy that makes it go.
Daoud Hari
My mother made me take piano lessons, and because I am her oldest and she had not yet been worn down by the task of prodding five children to practice every day, she kept me practicing despite my whining.
Sheri L. Dew
Doctor Mengele is such a powerful character historically, as powerful as Nazism itself, so these subjects always tend to be the protagonists. What I think is that despite this historical references, Wakolda or The German Doctor is a very intimate story.
Lucia Puenzo
Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fear.
Susana Martinez
You have tremendous flexibility in defining both the greater good and the greater community. If you don’t succeed in this, then you will continue to pull that heavy wagon up the mountain, and despite the fact that you are pulling it, it will somehow run over your own foot.
Srikumar Rao
My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you.
Benjamin Jowett
We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal’ demonstrates that we will keep going despite the difficulties. It reveals our ego.
J-Hope
When I was growing up, my father was naturally a very busy man and was not around for long periods of time. Despite that he was always emotionally with me.
Ananya Birla
After he has been following Christ for a long time, the disciple of Jesus will be asked, “Lacked ye anything?” and he will answer “Nothing, Lord.” How could he when he knows that despite hunger and nakedness, persecution and danger, the Lord is always at his side?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I am on the whole a defender of the current, despite being a conservative. I mean, I think things are better than when I was younger.
William Kristol
I don’t think young people are as demoralized as the media and government would like us to think. The obvious sign of that is how strong and how close personal connections are and how much people are able to build a life for themselves, despite all this stuff that’s been thrown at them.
Thom Yorke
My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me. My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety. And my purpose in life-despite what fashion magazines say-is something more sublime than just looking good for men.
Yasmin Mogahed
She remembered timidly standing atop the Luthadel city wall, afraid to use her Allomancy to jump off, despite Kelsier’s coaxing. Now she could step off a cliff and muse thoughtfully to herself on the way down.
Brandon Sanderson
Just as there are many Jews who keep the Friday ritual in their home despite describing themselves as atheists, I am a ‘tribal Christian,’ happy to attend church services.
Martin Rees
I feel I could be a role model to other Hispanic gymnasts interested in the sport, but I also want them to understand the importance of being focused, determined, and not giving up, despite all the struggles.
Laurie Hernandez
Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill.
Mike Pence
Thoughts and emotions cannot be photographed, despite the protestations of some mystically minded portraitists. Physical fact is ultimately the sole pictorial material.
William Mortensen
Despite our differences, we are all in this together. No act of kindness or compassion goes unnoticed. To change the world, take compassionate action within your immediate sphere of influence. To change yourself, start by being still and making time just to listen.
Edmund Bourne
Jericho lay back down on his side, watching her breathe just an arm’s length from him. She was not beautiful while she slept; her mouth hung open and she snored very lightly, and this, despite everything that had happened, made him smile.
Libba Bray
If you’re a gazelle, you don’t have a very complex emotional life, despite being a social species. But primates are just smart enough that they can think their bodies into working differently. It’s not until you get to primates that you get things that look like depression.
Robert Sapolsky
All art is propaganda, and ever must be, despite the wailing of the purists. I stand in utter shamelessness and say that whatever art I have for writing has been used always for propaganda for gaining the right of black folk to love and enjoy. I do not care a damn for any art that is not used for propaganda.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I would go into practice pushing the body despite any injuries. It’s a good thing but a bad thing. It’s good because your body is quick to adapt, but it’s a bad thing because you are forcing your body, and it can’t recover as well.
Cain Velasquez
I believe that the demand for long-form quality journalism is strong and I think that despite all of the changes in technology over the past few years, people still want in-depth, rigorous reporting.
Chris Hughes
Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on “income distribution,” the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.
Thomas Sowell
Whatever is genuine in social relations endures, despite of time, error, absence, and destiny; and that which has no inherent vitality had better die at once. A great poet has truly declared that constancy is no virtue, but a fact.
Henry Theodore Tuckerman
The bravest and most noble are not those who take up arms, but those who are decent despite everything; who improve what it is in their power to improve, but do not imagine themselves to be saviours. In their humble struggle is true heroism.
Theodore Dalrymple
Police departments are under enormous political pressure to hire based on race, despite existing efforts to recruit minorities, on the theory that doing so will decrease police shootings of minorities.
Heather Mac Donald
The Republican argument that raising the debt ceiling encourages additional future spending is logically irresponsible. The debt ceiling has to be raised to authorize spending already approved by Congress. Despite that fallacy, the GOP has been able to score political points with its argument.
Eliot Spitzer
Despite the left’s best hopes, the Manafort indictment didn’t contain a single reference to the Trump campaign and the charges he faces are completely tailored to a decade of shady business deals overseas. Collusion wasn’t the center of the charges and President Donald Trump was left out of it.
Katie Pavlich
Despite the vigorous policy and legal debates surrounding same-sex marriage, there is little disagreement about this: If the United States Supreme Court holds that states must sanction same-sex marriage, then Florida’s contrary laws must fall.
Pam Bondi
Despite having been awarded the dubious honor of arthood, all photography is still perceived as having one foot in the real world, a toe in the chilly waters of verisimilitude, no matter how often it is demonstrated that photographs can and do lie.
Lucy R. Lippard
Still, that’s the point of love; you love someone despite their flaws.
Sophie Kinsella
For seven days she lay in bed looking sullenly at the ceiling as though resenting the death she had cultivated for so many years. Like some people who cannot vomit despite horrible nausea, she lay there unable to die, resisting death as she had resisted life, frozen with resentment of process and change.
William S. Burroughs
Each generation has its own rendezvous with the land, for despite our fee titles and claims of ownership, we are all brief tenants on this planet. By choice, or by default, we will carve out a land legacy for our heirs.
Stewart Udall
‘The Sixth Sense’ was a very enjoyable, successful movie despite the fact that there were plenty of people, including myself, who saw the ending coming.
Marc Guggenheim
On every level, despite differences in personalities and jobs, every single human being needs recognition and support.
Adele Scheele
Despite whatever commercial kind of success you might have or radio success, I don’t want to do something just to get as many people as possible to listen.
David Archuleta
Netflix, despite the fact that they compete very aggressively with Prime Video on the Amazon side, they run everything on top of AWS and have for several years – same with Disney, Warner, Fox, HBO and Turner, they all run on AWS.
Andy Jassy
Despite the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in our presidential election, President Donald Trump and Republican leadership seem wholly uninterested in examining how and why Russia targeted us – and what we must do to prevent it from happening again.
Mike Quigley
Despite what people think, I was such a rule follower at school. I loved the whole slacker look, like, ‘Hey, I don’t care, whatever,’ but if I didn’t turn my homework in, I would panic.
Kristen Stewart
As evangelical Christians we have tended to relegate art to the very fringe of life. The rest of human life we feel is more important. Despite our constant talk about the Lordship of Christ, we have narrowed its scope to a very small area of reality.
Francis Schaeffer
My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love.
Albert Camus
Let’s remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day.
Armstrong Williams
The biggest challenge for any craft person or artist is to accept the constraints of their medium and make something beautiful despite them. That’s kind of fun, actually.
Ayelet Waldman
What they forget is that, from Ancient Greece on, the people who returned from battle were either dead on their shields or stronger, despite and because of their scars.
Paulo Coelho
When I finally awoke it was crystal clear to me that I had to pursue my love for acting on a professional level in film/TV despite any fears I’d had about it previous to the accident. And I’ve never looked back.
Kyle Cassie
My own ambitions were eclectic. My father ran a steel plant, and I was expected to study metallurgy and end up at the steel plant when I finished high school at age 15. Despite my proficiency at science, I decided against it and instead went on to study filmmaking.
Anand Mahindra
Despite the best efforts of apologists like William Lane Craig, the ‘evidence’ for Christianity’s truth is, in truth, not the kind that science will or should ever admit. We believers mean something different by the word: something that puts faith permanently in the category of irreproducible results.
Francis Spufford
What was new was the fact that, despite my heart doing its fight-or-flight, help-we’re-prey-and-HEY-STUPID-THAT’S-A-VAMPIRE number, I was glad to see him. Ridiculous but true. Scary but true.
Robin McKinley
In both places [Paraguay and Newfoundland] people rise despite everything – both are pretty tough environments.
John Gimlette
Come boldly, ‘O believer, for despite the whisperings of Satan and the doubtings of thine own heart, thou art greatly beloved.
Charles Spurgeon
Despite popular belief, hitting someone with a closed fist actually hurts the hitter almost as much as the hittee.
Ally Carter
I’ve long been interested in how technology mediates desire and the way that our phones, an extension of ourselves, foster intimate interactions that feel so personal and deep, despite being relayed through a machine.
Jenna Wortham
And thou, Melkor, shalt see that no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the music in my despite. For he that attempteth this shall prove but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful, which he himself hath not imagined.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I am trying so very hard to stay in the moment despite the ferocity of my ambition.
Roxane Gay
My own way of writing is very meditated and, despite my reputation, rather slow-moving. So I do spend a good deal of time contemplating endings. The final ending is usually arrived at simply by intuition.
Joyce Carol Oates
Despite the rain, it’s still raining here at Old Trafford.
Jimmy Hill
My claim is simply that the literary approach is one necessary way to read and interpret the Bible, an approach that has been unjustifiably neglected. Despite that neglect, the literary approach builds at every turn on what biblical scholars have done to recover the original, intended meaning of the biblical text.
Leland Ryken
Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive.
Stephen Leacock
On the other hand, now that I’m not dependent on fiction for my income, I’ve been writing more short stories despite the fact that there’s no real paying market for short horror other than Cemetery Dance.
Stephen R. George
I began my career as a medical doctor in Ama Keng, a poor village in Lim Chu Kang. The people I cared for were ordinary Singaporeans. They were simple people who despite their hard work, had barely enough for themselves.
Tan Cheng Bock
Some things happen without you putting an effort, while some others things do not happen despite we wanting it to happen.
Raj Thackeray
Despite my extremely modest prices, dealers and art lovers are turning their backs on me. It is very depressing to see the lack of interest shown in an art object which has no market value.
Claude Monet
Memories assailed him of how gently she had spoken, touched, and moved; of how she’d loved him fiercely despite his mistakes and obsessions and weaknesses. And the conviction descended on him that love like theirs couldn’t possibly suffer any change.
Denis Johnson
I don’t know why, but despite winning how many world championships, how many Tour stages, and being 31 years old, some people still thought I had to prove myself, you know. So I had to do the Track Worlds to try to prove myself.
Mark Cavendish
Despite what people think of cowboys, they take pride in how they look, and that look is important to them.
Steve Kanaly
My sister accommodates me, never reproaches me with her doctrine, never tries to change me. She accepts and loves me, despite our differences.
Joy Harjo
I really do believe that education, despite this massive potential in transforming human lives, has not received the kind of attention that people should have given to it.
Amartya Sen
Brand is everything, the stuff you want to communicate to consumers and the stuff you communicate despite yourself.
David F. D’Alessandro
She had been a teenager once, and she knew that, despite the apparent contradictions, a person’s teenage years lasted well into their fifties.
Derek Landy
Despite having an interest in acting, I never thought of choosing films as a career.
Krithi Shetty
North Koreans are tragically oppressed. Despite the risks to my personal safety, I feel a strong obligation to tell the world about the Orwellian nightmare that North Koreans face.
Lee Hyeon-seo
After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it – removing that advantage for all firms.
Barry Commoner
Cheese is good. And Britain, despite the grumblings of the French and the outrage of the Swiss, not to mention some plucky challenges from Italy, Austria, and Spain, has some of the best cheese in the world. We’re world leaders in cheese.
Nick Harkaway
When I hear about Mainers rationing their medication or losing their life-savings despite being insured, I know our health care system requires major reform.
Sara Gideon
Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank
Despite growing up in very poor circumstances, my father had big dreams.
Vivek Murthy
The European and the North American consider that a book that has been awarded any kind of prize must be good; the Argentine allows for the possibility that the book might not be bad, despite the prize.
Jorge Luis Borges
Because I was an only, I had more things, and I remember early on the kick I got from giving stuff away. Despite all the myths about only children not being able to share, actually I’ve never knowingly met a stingy one.
Julie Burchill
But I would assert that despite the wide variety of yoga options and individual preferences, there is one universal element: the union of consciousness and movement, breath and awareness.
Carre Otis
I think of myself as unconventional. I maybe always had a problem with authority, like a stubbornness about what’s expected – despite wanting to get some recognition through performing – but also not always wanting to do the expected thing.
Kim Gordon
Despite the immense challenges that we have faced and continue to face, we refuse to indulge in negativity or pessimism.
We are an organization that believes in empowering people to be their best.
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
My heart only ever had one thought, one want. One need. Despite all, in spite of all…All my heart has ever wanted is you.
Stephanie Laurens
Despite the fact that I had a writing background, they didn’t want to accept whatever ideas I had as a writer.
John Amos
I don’t think life offers any greater experience than the joyful sense of recognition when one finds in a new acquaintance a real friend, or when an old relationship deepens into friendship, or when one finds an old friendship intact despite the passage of years and many absences.
Abigail McCarthy
Despite its size and its long porous border with Nepal and increasing Naxal problems, U.P. had not been treated at par with the Congress-rules states like Delhi and Maharashtra in terms of funding for police modernisation.
Mayawati
The danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.
Lauryn Hill
Despite trying to keep luggage to minimum, I do like to have all my cleansers and my hair and nail things to hand.
Carol Drinkwater
Despite claims by some to the contrary, we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings by experts that existing technologies do not fully or effectively detect nuclear material.
John Linder
While swimming in the heavily polluted rivers of south China, despite the pleadings of his security guards and his physician, he would chide his companions if they began to panic in the water: Maybe you’re afraid of sinking, Don’t think about it. If you don’t think about it, you won’t sink. If you do, you will.
Mao Zedong
Freedom and victory belong to those who remain true and strong despite temptation to be dishonest and weak.
Brendon Burchard
When I go around, despite the tax cut, the thing – the things that business as in people like the most is the fact that I’m cutting regulation.
Donald Trump
For me, breastfeeding was even more painful than giving birth. And despite a lactation consultant, I felt incompetent. I forged on, barely sleeping, always either breastfeeding or pumping and never getting the hang of it.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Despite the successes, you remember the failures – rather lovingly.
Harold Prince
Despite the laserlike focus it generates, ‘Tetris’ has no clear endpoint and no easily defined opponents. Unlike with most other video games, you’re playing only against yourself, without any concrete goals other than to keep on fitting blocks into other blocks.
Mary Pilon
Despite the generous rewards that state juries dole out, in many cases, victims receive less than 50 cents on the dollar in settlements with the lawyers taking the rest. This is not justice.
Pat Roberts
But that’s part of faith. Believing and knowing despite what other people say, and despite what the world might think of your beliefs.
James Frey
The fascination with Judas has persisted despite the fact that there is no evidence of the hard facts of his life. Even the ‘Iscariot’ attached to him may be nothing more significant than a corruption of the name of the town from which he came.
Justin Cartwright
Life is legal tender, and individual character stamps its value. We are from a thousand mints, and all genuine. Despite our infinitely diverse appraisements, we make change for one another. So many ideals planted are worth the great gold of Socrates; so many impious laws broken are worth John Brown.
Louise Imogen Guiney
In most cases, it’s slight and often unintentional gaps in integrity that hold leaders, their employees, and their companies back. Despite their potential, these leaders harm their employees and themselves.
Travis Bradberry
We are a pluralistic Nation composed of very distinct groups, each bound together by ethnicity, race, or religion – each group proud of its identity and committed to its faith and traditions. Yet despite these differences, we can be bound together into a broader community.
William Barr
The most popular image of the female despite the exigencies of the clothing trade is all boobs and buttocks, a hallucinating sequence of parabolae and bulges.
Germaine Greer
Despite all the silver of Diana and Mercury, their images will be found on the lake. For the sculptor looking for new clay, he and his people will be flooded with gold.
Nostradamus
No purchase is so urgent, no bargain so rare, that you don’t have time to research it thoroughly, despite what they might have you believe. This applies, in particular, to infomercials that urge you to ‘Call now, while supplies last,’ or ‘Call in the next 10 minutes for a free gift.’
Jean Chatzky
P&G started in 1837, Nestle in 1857. These companies have been around for so long because they are in tune with society. They are very responsible companies, despite the challenges that they sometimes deal with, all the criticism they get.
Paul Polman
Women, despite the fact that nine out of ten of them go through life with a death-bed air either of snatching-the-last-moment or with martyr-resignation, do not die tomorrow–or the next day. They have to live on to any one of many bitter ends.
Zelda Fitzgerald
In the documentary ‘Facing Ali,’ nearly half the fighters involved required subtitles despite speaking English, their speech slurred by the physical toll of their ring lives. This was their reward for testing their furthermost physical and mental boundaries.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
Despite Japan’s desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it impossible for the parties to agree.
Hideki Tojo
Jesse Owens had to be a very strong person. There were a lot of protests, but I think that he knew, despite the pressure on both sides, the pressure to go and the pressure not to go, he had to do it for himself. Unknowingly, he changed the world and broke so many barriers by doing so, by being a leader.
Stephan James
Mysterious in the light of day, nature retains her veil, despite our clamours: That which she does not willingly display cannot be wrenched from her with levers, screws and hammers.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Despite its obscurity, probably no element on the periodic table has as colorful a history as antimony. Money, madness, poison, linguistics, charlatanism, sex – pretty much every theme that runs through the periodic table can be found in Element 51.
Sam Kean
It was as if the empty nights were made for thinking of him. And sometimes I found myself so vividly aware of him it was as if he had only just left the room and the ring of his voice were still there. And somehow, there was a disturbing comfort in that, and, despite myself, I’d envision his face.
Anne Rice
Science is not, despite how it is often portrayed, about absolute truths. It is about developing an understanding of the world, making predictions, and then testing these predictions.
Brian Schmidt
My kids are in front of the computer 24×7 despite having all the parental control. There is no way to stop the flow of information. The flow of information is too fast and too much.
Kajol
I think of myself as unconventional, I guess. I maybe always had a problem with authority, like a stubbornness about what’s expected – despite wanting to get some recognition through performing – but also not always wanting to do the expected thing.
Kim Gordon
Studies of social games, puzzle games, and brain-training games have shown they have little effect on the brain despite often being marketed as improving memory and reaction speeds.
Daphne Bavelier
The countries that have collected the most development aid are also the ones that are in the worst shape. Despite the billions that have poured in to Africa, the continent remains poor.
James Shikwati
The greatest heroes of the Normandy battlefield were the unarmed medics, whom snipers often shot at despite their Red Cross armbands.
Antony Beevor
For me the most interesting thing about Leigh Bowery was the way he used his body as a style statement. He was a big guy, but, because he was tall and had long legs, he looked in proportion – even sexy – despite being overweight by conventional standards.
Boy George
I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
Angelina Jolie
All great progress takes place when two sciences come together, and when their resemblance proclaims itself, despite the apparent disparity of their substance.
Henri Poincare
If the food of friendship is time together, how do we make the time to ensure we’re all fed? My friends and I have recently come across a way to keep each other close. It fits into our lifestyles despite busy schedules and a surfeit of children. We call it the ‘kibbutz.’
Nir Eyal
She tells her love while half asleep, In the dark hours, With half-words whispered low: As Earth stirs in her winter sleep And puts out grass and flowers Despite the snow, Despite the falling snow.
Robert Graves
Because of its phantom nature, and despite elaborate defense mechanisms, the ego is very vulnerable and insecure, and it sees itself as constantly under threat. This, by the way, is the case even if the ego is outwardly very confident.
Eckhart Tolle
Democracy, despite its limitations, is in the end the only way to ensure that policies do not simply benefit the privileged few.
Ha-Joon Chang
I thoroughly enjoy my children’s birthdays, despite the fact their parties are an apocalyptic mix of hall-booking, Nerf-gun-hiring, refreshment-organising and talking to parents whose names you’ve forgotten.
Romesh Ranganathan
Despite my vanity, I fear for my sanity.
Pseudonymous Bosch
If I meet Ashok Chavan, I will ask him – when the rains come, why do the roads get flooded? Despite spending so much money and taking so much tax from the citizens, why?
Rakhi Sawant
Without hesitation, I’m voting Emmanuel Macron. Everything about the campaign of Marine Le Pen, despite its dressing of sovereignty, exudes fear and weakness.
Bernard Arnault
There’s power in the night. There’s terror in the darkness. Despite all our accumulated history, learning, and experience, we remember. We remember times when we were too small to reach the light switch on the wall, and when darkness itself was enough to make us cry out in fear.
Jim Butcher
Artists usually don’t make all that much money, and they often keep their artistic hobby despite the money rather than due to it.
Linus Torvalds
Our society is ridden with corruption and corrupt people. This is perhaps the reason why despite receiving several offers, I am unwilling to contest elections as I lack what it takes to become a politician.
Raza Murad
This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine, despite the fact that I can’t get my cabinet approved, and they’re outstanding people.
Donald Trump
Stalin and Mao killed over 80 million and did not make omelets despite the broken eggs.
Victor Davis Hanson
Despite the fact Hollywood classes me as a ‘type,’ I find the roles broad enough to handle all the acting technique I can summon together.
Peter Lorre
I get stage fright really bad sometimes, so touring has been hard on me in a lot of ways. But despite that, I love performing.
Ezra Furman
Despite everything, I have few regrets. I have crammed a lot of living into my time.
Peter Lawford
The exceptional patient is the person who, despite their diagnosis, takes charge of their health and decides to be responsible to their illness or their condition and not necessarily feel responsible for it. One stance is drenched in blame and the other is full of power.
Christiane Northrup
Write. Don’t talk about writing. Don’t tell me about your wonderful story ideas. Don’t give me a bunch of “somedays.” Plant your ass and scribble, type, keyboard. If you have any talent at all, it will leak out despite your failure to pay attention in English.
Glen Cook
I’m happy – despite things that might have happened in my life.
Romy Madley Croft
The man who, despite the teaching of Scripture, tries to pray without a Savior, insults the deity.
Charles Spurgeon
I found ‘The Face Of Another’ by Kobo Abe disappointing despite the excellent, gothic premise: a man who’s terrible facial scarring leads him to create a perfect mask.
Emma Healey
Despite fearful rhetoric to the contrary, terrorism is not a transcendent threat. A terrorist attack cannot possibly destroy our country’s way of life; it’s only our reaction to that attack that can do that kind of damage.
Bruce Schneier
Everybody’s saying, you know, ‘You’re so heroic and so on despite of the polio that you had and so on.’ Look, I had polio when I was four. So when you’re four years old, you know, you get used to things very, very quickly.
Itzhak Perlman
I think what separates me from the candidates is the fact that I have a proven track record of being a fighter. A fighting for what people believe in, whether it is popular or not. Despite the opposition, I stand true. Because people know that I will do what I say. And that I say what I do.
Michele Bachmann
I’m not an economist, but I have spent time around thousands of small-business owners and investors, and I remain skeptical – despite the best intentions of the Fed – that even lower interest rates can make a meaningful dent in our unemployment problem.
John Delaney
I am very puzzled by the fact that young people are getting infected again. They don’t take precautions despite an enormous amount of information. It’s like riding a race car at 200 kilometers an hour. Some people like the risk.
Luc Montagnier
John Travolta is getting old, despite what his hair is trying to tell us.
Faith Salie
Despite failing to get bin Laden, the U.S. government and media portrayed the early Afghanistan war as a great victory.
Michael Hastings
Life is never static. Despite catastrophic tragedies, life has persisted in evolving new varieties of unimaginable forms. I find comfort in the narrative of evolutionary history.
Greg Graffin
Despite being a woman, somehow I have always found myself idolising male characters.
Koel Mallick
Bonds despite their ridiculous yields will not easily be threatened with a new bear market.
Bill Gross
It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart.
Jonathan Carroll
Despite what you’ve been conditioned to believe, sexual desire is sacred and virtuous. When you and your beloved merge physically and emotionally, you go beyond the boundaries of the ego and experience timelessness, naturalness, playfulness and defenselessness .
Deepak Chopra
Since the Second World War, rates of common mental illness (depression and anxiety) have been increasing in the industrialized nations, whereas rates of recovery from severe mental illness have not improved despite the availability of apparently effective therapies such as antipsychotic drugs.
Richard Bentall
Despite what people might think, I’m not interested in being dark all the time. I’m actually searching for some kind of light, and I’m always very happy when I can achieve that.
Nick Cave
Time could truly be made to stand still. Texture could be retained despite sudden violent movement.
Gjon Mili
When we think about play and games and the situations in which having fun is seen as an outcome, they often have to do with repetition. You’re returning to something again, and even despite that similarity, you squeeze something new out of it.
Ian Bogost
Despite the many iniquities that have found entrance into the practices of image-worship as it is in vogue now, I do not condemn it. Ay, where would I have been if I had not been blessed with the dust of the holy feet of that orthodox, image-worshipping Brahmin!
Swami Vivekananda
As far as co-operation with The Hague is concerned it’s impossible (to arrest Milosevic) by March 31 without an agreement on the federal level despite the consequences such a move could have.
Zoran ?in?ic
Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
Peter Straub
Habits are funny things. What’s funny, or rather tragic, is that bad habits are so predictable and avoidable. Despite this, there are people by the millions who insist on acquiring habits that are bad, expensive, and create problems. The habit they weren’t going to get, got them!
Zig Ziglar
Once I made the decision to make art despite the obstacles and to make this my priority, things just opened up for me.
Mickalene Thomas
The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished
Constance Baker Motley
I am intensely private and don’t live out loud despite what I do for a living.
Chris Harrison
Perhaps if Hitler had had the wisdom to withdraw his troops and prepare for the defense of his own country, Germany, despite the loss of face this would entail in the losing of all Italy, then the course of the war, if not the outcome, would have been quite different.
Christopher Vokes
Despite the fact that I haven’t watched a lot of serials, I always wanted to work in them.
Sara Khan
Despite the obvious damage now visible in the entropic desolation of every American home town, Wal-Mart managed to install itself in the pantheon of American Dream icons, along with apple pie, motherhood, and Coca Cola.
James Howard Kunstler
We need to develop respect for our history, despite all of its flaws, and love for the Fatherland. We need to pay the utmost attention to our common moral values and consolidate Russian society on this basis. I think that this is an absolute priority.
Vladimir Putin
Today’s market action is driven by the slower GDP growth rate. Despite oil being higher, I think the GDP kind of overruled everything and just makes the market feel better about what the Fed is going to do, or rather not do.
L’Wren Scott
I believe in literature which ties people together, that highlights what people have in common, despite the differences – color, sexual orientation, or anything which may separate us on the surface.
Olga Tokarczuk
Despite overwhelming and irrefutable evidence to the contrary, President Obama continues to believe that he can negotiate with Republicans.
Krystal Ball
Despite all the troubles of our world, in my heart I have never given up on the love in which I was brought up or on man’s hope in love. In life, just as on the artist’s palette, there is but one single colour that gives meaning to life and art–the colour of love
Marc Chagall
despite all our desperate, eternal attempts to separate, contain and mend, categories always leak.
Trinh T. Minh-ha
I found him in a Dumpster one day when he was a kitten and he promptly adopted me. Despite my struggles, Mister had been an understanding soul, and I eventually came to realize that I was a part of his little family, and by his gracious consent was allowed to remain in his apartment. Cats. Go figure.
Jim Butcher
Right now our blog on the presence of tape at EMC World is seeing twice as much traffic as all the other EMC World related content. Why? Many of our readers are coming to the obvious conclusion that tape, despite the negative marketing, is still an optimal way to protect and archive their information.
George Arthur Crump
As an athlete, there is no bigger compliment in my mind you can pay a guy when you say he can get the job done despite the obstacles he’ll face.
Johny Hendricks
Despite our high rate of unemployment, 300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result of technological progress.
Kim Campbell
Halloween will be a slam-dunk for merchants despite the weakening consumer spending trends.
Richard Hastings
God does not accept me conditionally, on the basis of my performance, but bestows his love and forgiveness freely, despite my innumerable failures.
Philip Yancey
My drawing began as a way to count my blessings. To study, capture, catalog the things that, despite it all, make my life rich.
Danny Gregory
I do not mind if a PM or leader of the opposition is single but if he or she chooses to dispense with marriage despite living with someone and having children, then I think that shows a contempt for marriage which sends an unfortunate message.
Ann Widdecombe
This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development.
Itzhak Perlman
We’re barely scratching the surface of how people experience and utilize p2p payments, despite it being a multi-millennium-old behavior.
Jeremy Allaire
Seeing, despite the name, isn’t merely visual.
Seth Godin
I will love myself despite the ease with which I lean toward the opposite.
Shane Koyczan
Despite all the public hand-wringing about negative advertising, political veterans will tell you that it persists because, more often than not, it works. But tearing down the other guy has another attraction: It can be a substitute for building much of a case for what the mudslinger will do once in office.
Robert Dallek
Death never comes at the right time, despite what mortals believe. Death always comes like a thief.
Christopher Pike
The fashion world is very active and generous, despite the fact that it is not very well respected – or at least not as much as it should be.
Miuccia Prada
Foul fiend of France and hag of all despite,
Encompassed with thy lustful paramours,
Becomes it thee to taunt his valiant age
And twit with cowardice a man half dead?
William Shakespeare
It’s a strange failure of the literary world that Updike never quite received his due. Despite winning two Pulitzers and two National Book Awards and countless other awards and honours, he was denied the Nobel.
Justin Cartwright
Building mental strength is about regulating your emotions, managing your thoughts, and behaving in a positive manner, despite your circumstances.
Amy Morin
… despite the limitations and problems inherent to photographic representation (and especially the representation of politics), it remains for me the most powerful and engaging medium today – one central to the development of cultural dialogue.
Richard Misrach
I am not chocolate and definitely not a boy. I am a man, and I have no clue how this image has stuck to me despite all these years. I think, maybe, in spite of trying to shell off my chocolate boy image, love stories excite me, and somehow I land up in such roles.
R. Madhavan
Despite a good subject if the director is not up to the mark, the execution can go wrong.
Tamannaah
Man’s life is thought,
And he, despite his terror, cannot cease
Ravening through century after century,
Ravening, raging, and uprooting that he may come
Into the desolation of reality.
William Butler Yeats
I have made an art form of the interview. The French are the best interviewers, despite their addiction to the triad, like all Cartesians.
Orson Welles
England is, after all, the land where children are beaten, wives and babies bashed, football hooligans crunch, and Miss Whip and Miss Lash ply their trade as nowhere else in the western world.
Colin MacInnes
Despite the frequent use of coal miners as a potent political symbol, coal jobs are disappearing – and they’re not coming back.
Tom Steyer
We are taught to understand, correctly, that courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity for action despite our fears.
John McCain
In this crazy mirror of terror and art a pseudo-quotation made up of obscure Shakespeareanisms (Chapter Three) somehow produces, despite its lack of literal meaning, the blurred diminutive image of the acrobatic performance that so gloriously supplies the bravura ending for the next chapter.
Vladimir Nabokov
Stephen King has the exact ability that Charles Dickens had. To get to his readers in spite of or despite anything the reviews say.
Frederick Busch
As I’ve gotten older, I have gotten a lot better at finding the pleasures of making music despite the business of it.
Erin McKeown
If ‘Brexit’ really is a political crisis, it should be treated as a political crisis – and not, despite all the market upheaval, a financial or economic one.
Kelly Evans
If one wants to change the way things are, one has to take risks and be part of different kinds of cinema, despite not knowing how it will be received. That’s what thrills me.
Sobhita Dhulipala
I still think, despite everything, that the US is very unlikely to attack Iran. It could be a huge catastrophe; nobody knows what the consequences would be. I imagine that only an administration that’s really desperate would resort to that.
Noam Chomsky
I complained to my mother about wanting to look less like myself and more like my friends. My mother then gave me a lesson in embracing my differences and loving them despite what others said.
Taye Diggs
Despite popular belief, Bitcoin is a bad medium of exchange for people that value financial privacy because of the transparent ledger that reveals an address, timestamp, and amount for every transaction on the network.
Nick Tomaino
The one thing that fills me with enthusiasm is to try, despite everything, to get nearer to those visions that seem so hard to express.
Alberto Giacometti
It’s often been said that politics in Islington, in many ways, begins and ends with housing, and it’s not hard to see why. Despite the borough’s image of exclusivity – the stereotype that it’s all Georgian squares and cappuccino bars – the reality is much more complex.
Emily Thornberry
I think all girls do struggle with image, despite not knowing what’s going on with other people.
Soccer Mommy
Jesus is a mythical figure in the tradition of pagan mythology and almost nothing in all of ancient literature would lead one to believe otherwise. Anyone wanting to believe Jesus lived and walked as a real live human being must do so despite the evidence, not because of it.
Dennis McKinsey
Newt Gingrich and his fellow conservative Republicans talked a good game but, despite the lip service they offered about poverty and race and other social issues, they didn’t really mean it.
Arianna Huffington
Despite one or two minority appeals our society is not outraged at man’s unremitting use of the animal world. Ecologists and environmentalists may talk of “ecological consciousness” or “environmental responsibility” but seldom, if ever, is this responsibility articulated towards other non-human species in particular.
Andrew Linzey
I don’t really care anymore: I’m fiercely proud of the fact I’ve been able to make a career despite the fact I wasn’t born into privately educated schools.
Stacey Dooley
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank
Despite the development of chess theory, there is much that remains secret and unexplored in chess.
Vasily Smyslov
Of all the writers I have read, Vladimir Nabokov has made the biggest impression on me because he, despite living through the 1917 February Revolution, forced exile amidst the anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, the two World Wars and quite a lot of controversy, was an author who never gave up.
Ashwin Sanghi
I began to realize that life, despite moments of happiness and joy, is really about discovering priorities and dealing with unforeseen vagaries, differences, obstacles, inconveniences, and imperfections.
Maureen McCormick
Despite amazing advances in fertility to help older women get pregnant, the complications, increased chances of autism, and chromosomal abnormalities are significant considerations.
Faith Salie
She’s true to herself and she’s determined. She has things going against her, but she forges ahead despite all of that. I think that’s encouraging. She’s got some problems, but she has hope and tries to plow through things. I think that’s a good role model.
Molly Shannon
Barack Obama went high, despite Donald Trump’s best efforts to bring him down.
Hillary Clinton
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the end result does not match the expectations. ’10 Enradhukulla’ is still a movie very close to my heart.
Vikram
Despite the perception, players possess little free time in the cities they frequent on the road. They spend an extraordinarily unbalanced percentage of their time traveling to and at the ballpark.
Gabe Kapler
Despite demand, the BlackBerry avoided offering generalized web browsing support.
Steven Sinofsky
On the whole, asteroids tend to leave Earth alone. And day to day, there really isn’t cause for most people to give them any thought. But despite being remote objects that most people have never seen, asteroids, and the threat they pose, come up an awful lot in popular culture.
Carrie Nugent
I haven’t had any plastic surgery – despite what people think, this is my nose. I have had Restylane and Botox, but I don’t think of that as plastic surgery any more.
Tom Ford
All credit to my mother who, despite having to look after eight children, always made time for exercise. She’d work out to Jane Fonda and later Kathy Smith and Cindy Crawford in between managing us.
Lisa Haydon
Despite Labour’s achievements in government, we were too often seen as champions for global capital markets, which worked for bankers but did not seem to be delivering for the rest of Britain.
Chuka Umunna
Since fear is such a primal reaction, making the choice to move forward despite fear is an evolved decision that transcends our animal nature.
Arianna Huffington
A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.
John Holdren
What is faith? If you believe something because you have evidence for it, or rational argument, that is not faith. So faith seems to be believing something despite the absence of evidence or rational argument for it.
Peter Singer
Love doesn’t always come when you want it to. Sometimes it just happens, despite your will.
Virginia C. Andrews
Despite our significant public-policy differences, I commend Jim Wallis for advocating religious belief as an invaluable resource in addressing the urgent moral and social crises of our time.
Richard Land
Despite its scientific
pretensions, economics still remains more of an art than a science
Robert Kuttner
Despite the volume of ‘junk’ mail that students receive each year, companies that have an interest in selling their product to students say direct mailing is a key to their success.
Parker Conrad
As the resignation letter which I wrote to the Prime Minister clearly implies, it was not the outcome I sought, but it is one that I accept without rancour, despite what might be described as the hard landing involved.
Nigel Lawson
I was given the task of I.P.L. Chairmanship which I tried to perform to the best of my abilities. The tournament was organised well despite all the controversies. The stadiums were jam-packed, which proved that I.P.L. was still popular.
Rajeev Shukla
Despite all the efforts of art dealers, the number of Rembrandts existing at a given time is limited; yet such paintings are commonly disposed of by auction.
Ronald Coase
Is psychiatry a medical enterprise concerned with treating diseases, or a humanistic enterprise concerned with helping persons with their personal problems? Psychiatry could be one or the other, but it cannot–despite the pretensions and protestations of psichiatrists–be both.
Thomas Szasz
As a reader with next to no knowledge of classical mythology, I approached ‘The Aeneid’ just as I would a contemporary poem or novel – and, despite my ignorance, I was rewarded with a rich and affecting portrait of, among other things, the memorably doomed love affair between Aeneas and Dido.
Sally Rooney
C is a passing grade. You don’t need straight A’s to be a scientist, despite what you may have heard.
Heidi Hammel
You never want to start a season knowing your team doesn’t stand a chance to win. The Premier League may be the one example where fans continue to be passionate about their team despite that.
Casey Wasserman
I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.
Shirley Chisholm
I think it’s possible to bag substantial roles in meaningful cinema despite being a mother. My role in Yagavarayinum ‘ is the best example.
Richa Pallod
In every seed to breathe a flower, In every drop of dew To reverence a cloister star Within the distant blue; To wait the promise of the how, Despite the cloud between, Is Faith-the fervid evidence Of loneliness unseen.
John B. Tabb
Plants of great vigor will almost always struggle into blossom, despite impediments. But there should be encouragement, and a free genial atmosphere for those of more timid sort, fair play for each in its own kind.
Margaret Fuller
Despite the ever-increasing financial pressures experienced by writers and the ever-decreasing space afforded by the media to books, writers are still willing to aim for quality and to take risks.
Amanda Foreman
I had Oliver Reed as a neighbor. He was always in the pub and despite his age, he always wanted to wrestle everyone.
Shaun Ryder
When I began working in Yahoo, my family moved with me. Despite our efforts, our kids wanted to study in Los Angeles, and I was forced to see my family and friends only on weekends. In the beginning I even enjoyed it, but knew that at some stage I’d want to go back home.
Terry Semel
Despite explicit warnings, the consequences of the invasion were underestimated.
John Chilcot
Cannabis is remarkably safe. Although not harmless, it is surely less toxic than most of the conventional medicines it could replace if it were legally available. Despite its use by millions of people over thousands of years, cannabis has never caused an overdose death.
Lester Grinspoon
Laws never protect anyone, despite claiming to be all about protecting the public. Each legal restriction only strengthens the power of mafia and crime organising who step in to help people do what the law says they can’t do, in every country.
Terre Thaemlitz
Despite the impression you may have from watching too much TV, movies are not about reproducing reality. Theyre about telling stories.
Seth Shostak
When my company was first getting off the ground, we were completely lost in the shuffle, despite our best efforts. In 2012, however, we had a 28-foot-long, 15,000-pound secret weapon. To stand out amid the gala parties and blow-out bashes hosted by much bigger tech companies, HootSuite decided to take to the streets.
Ryan Holmes
Mexico is a free trade partner of Canada. Despite that, for many Canadians, Mexico is even more foreign, unknown, and uninteresting than many countries in Africa.
Denise Dresser
I’ve always appreciated having a wide music taste, despite making what a lot of people would call electronic music.
Mura Masa
We must be talented, powerful and resilient creatures indeed given how much we manage to produce despite the constant undercutting, ridicule and needless censorship we aim at ourselves.
Seth
Everything you see is filtered through your visual system (imperfect) and your brain (also imperfect, despite what your mom told you). Witness testimony is the worst kind of evidence in science.
Seth Shostak
Despite the debunking, you have a small group in the last five years that hasn’t wanted to vaccinate their children, for instance, for measles. Then, all of sudden, we got an outbreak of measles and kids were starting to die from measles.
Melinda Gates
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Desmond Tutu
Despite the fact that he’s been dead for over seventy years and his prose considered purple and overwrought by many, H.P. Lovecraft’s work is still widely read and has remained influential for generations.
Ellen Datlow
One of the great tragedies of Brexit has been that despite the fact there was an unprecedented public vote for change, Brexit was almost hijacked, owned, and controlled by a technocratic establishment.
Claire Fox
For the first time in the history of Bihar, I provided a stable government. Despite being denied funds by the Centre, Bihar survived on its resources. I provided pucca dwellings to half a million Dalit families.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
Experience shows that after a disaster it is particularly difficult with the Americans, who appear to be quite cowardly despite their Rambo films.
Ken Bates
Finding common ground means reaching out with respect and aloha – despite the issues that divide us, despite the hurt, despite the fear – and recognize what unites us as human beings.
Tulsi Gabbard
Despite the growing evidence of health benefits associated with coffee consumption, I still don’t recommend my patients drink it – not because it’s not healthy, but because there are even healthier choices.
Michael Greger
We forget that despite the superficial differences between us, people are equal in their basic wish for peace and happiness.
Dalai Lama
Despite the debt, the traffic, the one-party rule, the taxes, and the eagerness of politicians to overwhelm small businesses and large corporate job producers with red tape and unnecessary regulations, the Golden State is still the most beautiful place to live and work in the United States.
Richard Grenell
My one regret is that I didn’t win a trophy with Tottenham, despite us being a strong team who played good, attractive football.
Luka Modric
We consciously decide whether to consider people; we fall in love despite ourselves; we entirely fail to fall in love with people who fall in love with us. It is a mightily complicated business.
Matt Ridley
One has to keep in mind the countless human tragedies that played out in these days. Through the middle of a city, where several thousand connections existed daily, despite administrative division, the concrete pillars were driven into the border, which was expanded like a Chinese wall.
Willy Brandt
First, the only certainty is that there is no certainty. Second, every decision, as a consequence, is a matter of weighing probabilities. Third, despite uncertainty we must decide and we must act. And lastly, we need to judge decisions not only on the results, but on how they were made.
Robert Rubin
And I saw for the first time how, despite the isolation of our own lives, we are always connected to our ancestors; our bodies hold the memories of those who came before us, whether it is the features we inherit or a disposition that is etched into our soul.
Alyson Richman
Despite the characterization of some that teaching is an easy job, with short hours and summers off, the fact is that successful, dedicated teachers in the U.S. work long hours for little pay and, in many cases, insufficient support from their leadership.
Andreas Schleicher
Peace on this planet will not be forged by military strength. It will be forged by those who come together despite their government’s differences.
Dan Brown
No history is mute. No matter how much they own it, break it, and lie about it, human history refuses to shut its mouth. Despite deafness and ignorance, the time that was continues to tick inside the time that is.
Eduardo Galeano
He is very nice and down to earth despite all his money. In public, Roman likes to pretend he doesn’t speak English but he is actually good to talk to.
Wayne Bridge
Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences.
Zainab Salbi
Despite the documented evidence by chess historian HJR Murray, I’ve always thought that chess was invented by a goddess
George Koltanowski
Though I was nominated for awards for films like ‘Tezaab’ and ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’ but I never won an award. Now I am not even nominated for any awards but still I attend the award functions as I love being there despite figuring prominently in a lot of leg pulling that goes around in the award ceremonies.
Chunky Pandey
The internal conditions in Iran are worsening in all aspects. Poverty and unemployment are becoming more severe, despite the fact that Iran has turned into a developed and industrialized country.
Moshe Katsav
Successful investors must temper the arrogance of taking a stand with a large dose of humility, accepting that despite their efforts and care, they may in fact be wrong.
Seth Klarman
Everyone can err, but Stalin considered that he never erred, that he was always right. He never acknowledged to anyone that he made any mistake, large or small, despite the fact that he made not a few mistakes in the matter of theory and in his practical activity.
Nikita Khrushchev
In campaign reporting more than any other kind of press coverage, reporters aren’t just covering a story, they’re a part of it – influencing outcomes, setting expectations, framing candidates – and despite what they tell themselves, it’s impossible to both be a part of the action and report on it objectively.
Michael Hastings
By the 1960s, many of us believed that the Civil Rights Movement could eliminate racism in America during our lifetime. But despite significant progress, racism remains.
Bill Cosby
It does hurt at times when the end result is not in your favor despite all the hard work you put in, and anyone who says they are not affected by failure is lying.
Varun Sandesh
During the periods in my marriage when I chose to stay home with my kids rather than work as an attorney, it caused me no end of anxiety. Despite the fact that I knew I was contributing to our family by caring for our children, I still felt that my worth was less because I wasn’t earning.
Ayelet Waldman
Gail didn’t want me commenting on the opinion pages. I was hired by the news department and, despite the rabid assertions of the Times’ enemies and detractors, the two really have nothing to do with each other.
Daniel Okrent
Hathoda Tyagi is such a strong character despite no dialogues and expression. He’s the most difficult to break. It would’ve been interesting to play him.
Jaideep Ahlawat
Despite the digital age, there is a very large number of venues and spaces that are looking for plays, and many of them are looking for new plays.
Tom Stoppard
We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.
Nicholas Sparks
October of 2011, Occupy protestors descended upon McPherson Square, and they decided to stay. Despite the clear language of the law, these protestors camped at McPherson Square with the definition of camping being sleeping or preparing to sleep.
Trey Gowdy
Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say.
Jonathan Shapiro
My kids are in front of the computer 247 despite having all the parental control. There is no way to stop the flow of information. The flow of information is too fast and too much.
Kajol
We are a diverse country, but we are one country. And we are at our best when we come together as Americans, not despite our differences, but in celebration of them.
Jared Polis
The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala is that Husain and his companions were rigid believers in God. They illustrated that the numerical superiority does not count when it comes to the truth and the falsehood. The victory of Husain, despite his minority, marvels me!
Thomas Carlyle
The image of the reporter as a nicotine-stained Quixote, slugging back Scotch while skewering city hall with an expose ripped out of a typewriter on the crack of deadline, persists despite munificent evidence to the contrary.
Paul Gray
This is what’s hard: I know I’m legally a man, but I’m also male-minded, despite having the female appearance.
Lauren Southern
Many things shall change in Cuba, but they shall change because of our efforts and despite the United States. Perhaps that empire shall crumble first.
Fidel Castro
I wanted people to trust me, despite anything they’d heard. And more than that, I wanted them to know me. Not the stuff they thought they knew about me. No, the real me. I wanted them to get past the rumors. To see beyond the relationships I once had, or maybe still had but that they didn’t agree with.
Jay Asher
Lord, you are God! You made us. Who better to know how to fix us when we’ve gone wrong? who better to set us to rights again? Who better to love us through the fire and refine us into something beautiful and useful despite our wrongs?
Francine Rivers
France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her.
Pierre Laval
I believe that a good comic script can succeed despite being drawn badly, but that a bad script can’t be saved by good art. Of course, great writing and great illustration makes for a great comic 100 percent of the time.
Ryan North
Apparently, despite my awareness of its pejorative connotation, procrastinating is something I fall victim to quite frequently. I’m not proud of it; I’m just being honest.
Rachel Nichols
I would say I was still a Marxist – which is not to be confused with being a Communist. Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.
Alexei Sayle
Jobs are a centuries-old concept created during the Industrial Revolution. Despite the reality that we’re now deep in the Information Age, many people are studying for, or working at, or clinging to the Industrial Age idea of a safe, secure job.
Robert Kiyosaki
Education must enable young people to effect what they have recognized to be right, despite hardships, despite dangers, despite inner skepticism, despite boredom, and despite mockery from the world. . . .
Kurt Hahn
Nobody understood how to use television for his own purposes better than Nixon, despite his poor showing against John F. Kennedy in the televised presidential debate.
Michael Korda
Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general.
Theodore Bikel
Of all the planets apart from Earth in our solar system, Mars is the most hospitable. Yeah. Right. Better keep my visit short. And yet, despite the discomfort, the danger, I love it here. I love coming back for these imaginary vacations. The sights are amazing.
Greg Bear
I’ve had a lot of injuries. I had to learn a lot. Despite everything, I still have confidence.
Ousmane Dembele
I don’t see people voting for me for coming from a political family. I see people voting for me despite me coming from a political family.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Despite all the evidence that Hispanics are not single-issue voters, Republican candidates are told that if they say harsh things about sanctuary cities, American jobs lost to illegal labor, or scandalous border security, Latino voters will punish them by voting Democrat.
Tom Tancredo
I came into this world restless despite many appearances to the contrary. Does that make me unique? I doubt it.
Rod Stryker
The brave man is not the one without fear but the one who does what he must despite being afraid. To succeed, you must be willing to risk total failure; you must learn this.
Raymond E. Feist
Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
Luis Bunuel
Pigeons are among the most maligned urban wildlife despite the fact that human beings brought them to our shores and turned them loose in our cities – not something that they chose.
Ingrid Newkirk
No connection to the average voter – Clinton has an air of superiority. Despite her wide smile and pleasant appearance, she is envisioned as someone who is trying to hide something all the time.
Fabrizio Moreira
Despite my excellent mood, I don’t have any sympathy for Romney. If he’d been a good candidate he wouldn’t have had a different campaign for every month on the calendar.
Gail Collins
Despite our complicated civilization, so called, or perhaps on account of it, we are all of us a mere set of barbarians, who find it less trouble to provide a new, cheap, and shoddy thing than to get the full use and full pleasure out of a finely-made and carefully-chosen old one.
Vernon Lee
I had to learn to accept myself despite the fact that I was seriously underweight. I had to try and feel sexy.
Jameela Jamil
Despite crime’s omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium.
Camille Paglia
Despite what everyone thinks about science fiction, ultimately, at its best, it’s about human beings with human emotions.
Greig Fraser
My dad moved to Britain from Bangladesh in the 1960s to work as an actuary for Prudential. However, after seeing an empty retail space in Soho, he decided to open an Asian restaurant instead, despite not having any business experience.
Konnie Huq
Somehow he managed to look cool despite the heat. It made Clary want to smack him.
Cassandra Clare
Despite all the variables and advise, like love and marriage it seemed to me that learning to cast ought to be a lot easier than it was.
Jessica Maxwell
He, who survives his reputation, lives out of despite himself, like a man listening to his own reproach.
Thomas Paine
It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells… to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.
Dave Barry
The Mexican people are increasingly middle class, and Mexico has substantially become a middle-class society. This is true despite the significant poverty, and the class and geographic inequality that have deep historical roots.
Alan Bersin
Despite ‘Mod Squad’s hit status, I never really made the inner connection that I was contributing.
Peggy Lipton
Despite its successes, in the end, philosophical thinking always falls short of its real goal. It involves both the wonder of aspiring toward the Truth and the distress of falling short of that Truth. In this way, philosophy can be characterized as wondrous distress.
John Marmysz
American Christians are quite able to organize around issues that concern them. Yet religious persecution appears not to have grabbed their attention, despite worldwide media coverage of the atrocities against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.
Kirsten Powers
I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen you, are not one and the same.
Colleen Hoover
Sometimes you do have to bank on yourself. You do have to believe in your ideas enough to really get out there and fight for it despite what people think of some young kids from the hood.
Queen Latifah
Many years ago someone told me something that I flatly refused to accept. And I still don’t accept it now, despite all the times I’ve seen it proved right. “The common good and the individual good rarely coincide…” Sure, I know, it’s true. But some truths are probably worse than lies.
Sergei Lukyanenko
We must immediately find the way to come and say to the U.S., ‘Despite the difficult differences of opinion between us, there are no closer friends, and no better allies than you to us, and we to you.’
Reuven Rivlin
I stick to Hindi rap. That is my USP. It gives an Indian essence to my music despite the foreign influence of the genre.
Badshah
I`m down to Earth, a lover of music, making music and making love. I love to make people happy and I think I`m basically a good person … despite what you might read about me.
Duff McKagan
In one consort there sat cruel revenge and rancorous despite, disloyal treason and heart-burning hate.
Edmund Spenser
Even now, despite Angeline’s watchfulness, she’d occasionally oscillate between random topics, like how shepherd’s pie wasn’t a pie at all and why it was pointless for her to take class in typing when technology would eventually develop robot companions to do it for us.
Richelle Mead
Despite all their fears, we ask very little of the ones who never loved us. We do not ask for sympathy or pain or compassion. We simply want to know why.
Andrew Sean Greer
I you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror. Look a little closer, stare a little longer. Because there is something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit. You built a cast around your broken heart and signed it yourself, you signed it THEY WERE WRONG.
Shane Koyczan
Plenty of funds have fine long-term returns despite being tax-inefficient and generally costly. But a dirty secret is this: Average, no-load fund investors do much worse than the funds – or the market.
Kenneth Fisher
And despite the fact that the basis of this mathematical way of thinking in art is in reason, its dynamic content is able to launch us on astral flights which soar into unknown and still uncharted regions of the imagination.
Max Bill
Despite rumors to the contrary, a mime is actually a very satisfying thing to waste.
Lev L. Spiro
And, despite the care which she took to look behind her at every moment, she failed to see a shadow which followed her like her own shadow, which stopped when she stopped, which started again when she did and which made no more noise than a well-conducted shadow should.
Gaston Leroux
I think by my father owning a store, I was definitely aware of the commercial aspect of selling clothes. His shop was a place I enjoyed spending time in as a boy, so I learned things almost by osmosis at times, by literally just being around all the action and not really despite myself.
Dries van Noten
Just after graduation in 1966, like many of my contemporaries, I applied for research training at the National Institutes of Health. Perhaps because his wife was a poet, Ira Pastan agreed to take me into his laboratory, despite my lack of scientific credentials.
Harold E. Varmus
Television, despite its enormous presence, turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.
Justin Kaplan
Basically, radio hasn’t changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues – communicating with an audience.
Casey Kasem
Despite the best intentions, companies often become culturally dysfunctional. This occurs when leadership has a perception about the culture that conflicts with reality, or leadership behaves differently than what might be written down.
Peter Levine
Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
Dan Rather
Despite history, despite English, despite the noteworthies, and a little bit also despite ourselves, alas!, the Quebecois people have stayed French. I had violently returned. This people had no need of directives to affirm its French pride in the face of the whole world
Pierre Bourgault
Despite the unrivaled empirical success of quantum theory, the very suggestion that it may be literally true as a description of nature is still greeted with cynicism, incomprehension, and even anger.
David Deutsch
Like, I feel like I’m funny, despite the fact that I keep getting rejected by people less funny than me.
Neal Brennan
Bananarama were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press.
Siobhan Fahey
Despite what I say in my songs, its never okay for a man to put his hands on a female.
Eminem
I had learned that every patient has the right to hope, despite long odds, and it was my role to help nurture that hope.
Jerome Groopman
There is no regard for human lives, or local national interests. It is because the West, despite its hypocritical rhetoric (political correctness) does not really consider non-whites and non-Christians as human beings.
Andre Vltchek
When she spoke again it was in the thin, careful and above all brave voice of someone who has pulled themselves together despite overwhelming odds but might let go again at any moment.
Terry Pratchett
In Blue Crush , we meet three Hawaiian surfers who work as hotel maids, live in a grotty rental, and are raising the kid sister of one of them. Despite this near-poverty, they look great; there is nothing like a tan and a bikini to overcome class distinctions.
Roger Ebert
I’ve traveled around the world, and what’s so revealing is that, despite the differences in culture, politics, language, how people dress, there is a universal feeling that we all want the same thing. We deeply want to be respected and appreciated for our differences.
Howard Schultz
Courage is doing something despite the fear, and I’ve worked hard on being a courageous person.
Sara Blakely
I don’t know what it is I’m doing. But it’s not that. Despite all evidence to the contrary.
Edward Gorey
I grew up in North Devon, by the sea, and feel a special affinity for the landscape there, despite a lack of actual ancestry.
Quentin S. Crisp
There is hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Don’t wait until you’re not afraid of something to do it. Do it despite the fear and you’ll start to develop a ‘fearlessness muscle’.
Arianna Huffington
The worst thing you can do, despite the innumerable obstacles we confront, is to not try.
Stewart D. Friedman
Despite the high salaries involved, employing economists is a cost-effective way for banks, and stockbrokers to secure exposure in the media.
Paul Ormerod
It is wonderful to contemplate how the planetary forces balance each other so perfectly that universal equilibrium is maintained despite the disturbances of the 1,500 millions which inhabit the Earth alone, not to speak of other spheres.
Max Heindel
A person’s true nature will reveal itself despite disguise.
Aesop
Klopp would reproach me for not tracking back properly. I took things on board, and I listened to him. I worked hard in training; I stayed behind after training. That’s what helped me to shine in the Bundesliga because I scored quite a lot of goals despite some difficult games in the league.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Despite that sort of reputation that Canada has of being a boring place, we really have produced really interesting politicians.
Terry Mosher
Sometimes, despite the fact that you’re reading through masses of material, you just can’t not think about a certain event, for it seems to capture the reality of the entire situation so much better than any set of statistics.
Nicholson Baker
Despite what Washington thinks or does on this 15th anniversary, we the people will never forget those who perished and the lessons learned on Sept. 11, 2001.
Chuck Norris
Despite very harsh living conditions and the trauma of what they went through, they [Sudanese refugees] had a lot of dignity
Julien Clerc
Despite differences of faith or even the occasional collisions between them, Egypt is united.
Ahmed Zewail
Discrimination is discrimination no matter who the victim is, and it is always wrong. There are no special rights in America, despite the attempts by many to divide blacks and the gay community with the argument that the latter are seeking some imaginary special rights at the expense of blacks.
Julian Bond
One way to explain the complexity and unpredictability of historical systems, despite their ultimate determinacy, is to note that long chains of causation may separate final effects from ultimate causes lying outside the domain of that field of science.
Jared Diamond
[Photography is a] hair-raising joy ride in a medium that, despite being a mechanical trick, can break down the division between mind and matter like a superhero, or an artist.
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
The ‘find it, fix it ‘model of medicine doesn’t work any more. The U.S. healthcare system is bankrupting the country, bankrolling the insurance companies and exhausting healthcare staff. And despite all that, we are ranked 50th in the world for life expectancy.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Despite its challenges, the novel offers an opportunity to live in one story for years of your imaginative life. There’s a tremendous richness to that.
Rebecca Makkai
It is important to know who your friends are and to stay, remain loyal to your friends, despite what you hear, despite the mistakes that are made in friendships and misunderstandings that commonly occur, to be able to forgive and to move on, you have to be able to remember the values of friendship.
Steven Spielberg
It was no picnic despite what anyone might say later . . . . Most of us were pretty scared all the bloody time; you only felt happy when the battle was over and you were on your way home, then you were safe for a bit, anyway.
Colin S. Gray
Trends come and go, and style evolves. It’s important to have pieces of jewelry that are timeless and look chic despite ever-changing fashions.
Karen Elson
Despite much talk in this land about religious freedom, churches and their schools now confront grave difficulties.
Russell Kirk
If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life—yet so many are out there doing it despite the fear—then we must conclude that fear is not the problem.
Susan Jeffers
I am especially glad of the divine gift of laughter: it has made the world human and lovable, despite all its pain and wrong.
W. E. B. Du Bois
We have already discovered the fact that fear is the chief reason for poverty and failure and misery that takes on a thousand different forms. We have already discovered the fact that the man who masters fear may march on to successful achievement in practically any undertaking, despite all efforts to defeat him.
Napoleon Hill
Part of [Japanese companies] growing and expanding around the world is … going to help the Japanese keep their lifestyles [despite Japan’s] demographics, as a declining population, and [to] make it more conducive to women to go to work, I think, is a plus.
Jamie Dimon
Can’t a rapper insist, like other artists, on a fictional reality, in which he is somehow still on the corner, despite occupying the penthouse suite?
Zadie Smith
The Iranian regime is nothing if not resilient. It fought an eight-year-long war with Iraq to a draw despite losing hundreds of thousands of lives; it has survived decades of isolation.
Antony Blinken
That may sound a big vague, but what has struck me in city after city is that despite our differences and diversity, there’s a common humanity we all share. In many ways we’re all searching and longing for the same things.
Rob Bell
I wrote my songs despite the fact that I was a drunk, not because of it.
Warren Zevon
Despite all the hype about local or green food, the single biggest impediment to wider adoption is not research, programs, organizations, or networking. It is the demonizing and criminalizing of virtually all indigenous and heritage-based food practices.
Joel Salatin
Despite deficit rains, we have been successful in bringing down the inflation down from double digits to 3-4%
Narendra Modi
Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail.
Bram Cohen
You can be happy with someone who likes you despite your faults – until you meet someone who likes your faults.
Robert Breault
I always wanted to be an NBA player, and despite what anybody said, I was going to get to that point.
Roy Hibbert
Chess strategy as such today is still in its diapers, despite Tarrasch’s statement ‘We live today in a beautiful time of progress in all fields’. Not even the slightest attempt has been made to explore and formulate the laws of chess strategy.
Aron Nimzowitsch
Courage is perhaps our most admirable trait. The man, or woman, who possesses it is able to plunge ahead, despite dangers, despite warnings, despite hazards of all kinds, to attack the task at hand. Often, it is indistinguishable from stupidity.
Jack McDevitt
We must be prepared to extract costs for those who sponsor and support terrorists, who provide them sanctuary, and who, despite their own claimed victimhood, continue to make the false distinction between good and bad terrorists.
Sushma Swaraj
Our greatest human freedom is that, despite whatever our physical situation is in life, WE ARE ALWAYS FREE TO CHOOSE OUR THOUGHTS!
Viktor E. Frankl
Bravery despite defeat is praiseworthy. Victory despite cowardice is beyond praise.
Mason Cooley
I don’t understand how people learn to live in the world if they haven’t had siblings. Everything I learned about negotiation, territoriality, coexistence, dislike, inbred differences and love despite knowledge I learned from my four younger siblings.
Anna Quindlen
We have parts of our system which are overwhelmed by regulation. It wasn’t the absence of regulation that was the problem. It was despite the presence of regulation you got huge risks built up.
Timothy Geithner
I’m a great believer in fate. I think things happen in spite of, and despite, yourself.
Randolph Scott
The many factors which divide us are actually much more superficial than those we share. Despite all of the things that differentiate us – race, language, religion, gender, wealth and so on – we are all equal concerning our fundamental humanity.
Dalai Lama
Despite some struggles of our own, America’s business and economic system remains the envy of much of the world.
John S. Watson
My career is inexplicable to me. So far I’ve just been not getting fired despite being myself.
Nick Offerman
As African Americans, we always have to fight for inclusion, despite your moral background: Christian, Muslim, Jewish – it doesn’t matter.
Kenny Smith
Despite its increased dependence on the international economy, America continues to behave as if it were either a closed economy or the leader whom everyone else should automatically follow.
Robert Gilpin
Despite the ills of our society, we largely live among compassionate, kind and optimistic people who are striving to do good. […] Learn how to be happy and keep this in mind: You can’t be happy unless you stop being afraid.
Homer Hickam
Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.
Alexei Sayle
One of the convenient things about literature is that, despite copyrights […] a book belongs to the reader as well as to the writer.
Anne Fadiman
Despite the barrage of information about me that is publicly available, I live a surprisingly private and anonymous life.
Hasan M. Elahi
People want to avoid the past. I suppose that’s natural. When we tally up all we’ve said and done over the years, despite the wonderful memories, the regrets may be fewer but stand out more prominently, glowing coals that we can never quite extinguish, try though we might
Jeffery Deaver
If you ask the average person they’d tell ya, “Naw, it’s much more dangerous,” despite the fact that violent crime has dropped precipitously.
Barack Obama
Daring is doing. Daring is asking something outrageous despite your chances of failure and rejection. Daring is going out on a limb by believing in something that no one else understands, and if all fails, daring is trying again.
Bibi Bourelly
Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.
Norman Borlaug
Despite the illusion of giving understanding, what seeing through photographs really invites is an acquisitive relation to the world that nourishes aesthetic awareness and promotes emotional detachment.
Susan Sontag
You know a great many things in dreams, often despite the evidence of your eyes. You just know them.
Cornelia Funke
God loves us despite our shortcomings and sins, and his love gives meaning to our lives and to the life of the world.
Pope Benedict XVI
Real men don’t know what they want for Christmas. Despite the fact I’m deeply disappointed every Christmas. I pride myself on not wanting anything. Children want things, women want things, dogs and cats want things, but men don’t.
Sean Lock
While a little faith may bring your souls to heaven, a lot of faith–clinging to God despite your circumstances–will bring heaven to your soul
Skip Heitzig
Despite being in public life, I value my own privacy immensely and would be as concerned as anyone else if I thought my mobile phone records could be easily available to officials across government.
David Blunkett
The greatest act of courage is not falling in love But, despite everything, falling in love again.
Robin Wayne Bailey
The public schools I attended were dominated by athletics and rarely inspiring intellectually, but I enjoyed a small circle of interesting friends despite my ineptitude at team sports and my preference for reading.
Harold E. Varmus
In the wiretapping, despite all the momentum for a more assertive Congress, you’re seeing Congress backing down, because there are many Republicans and even Democrats who are afraid of being seen as preventing the president from protecting the nation.
Bill Vaughan
Bird boy kept us out there in the freezing rain while he yammered about the Red One this and Red One that. Darius got Zoey in here despite his help”.
P. C. Cast
President Clinton was able to achieve budget surpluses despite a divided government.
Jim Cooper
Despite the fact that Raven and Tack are often fighting, it’s impossible to imagine one without the other. They are like two plants that have grown around each other – they strangle and squeeze and support at the same time.
Lauren Oliver
I agree that one can’t dispense with the reins and the whip altogether, for knaves find their way even into literature, but no thinking will discover a better police for literature than the critics and the author’s own conscience.
Anton Chekhov
I don’t know whether these feelings – this thing growing inside of me – is something horrible and sick or the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Either way, I can’t stop it. I’ve lost control. And the truly sick thing is that despite everything, I’m glad.
Lauren Oliver
Despite what some investors say, older age is an advantage in the startup world. You know more about industries and markets, and have ideas for products that the world actually needs and a better ability to motivate and manage than a kid out of school does.
Vivek Wadhwa
Despite advances achieved through objective scientific investigation, and the breaking down of long-standing fears and superstitions, the world is still not a reasonable place. Many attempts to make it so have failed because of selfish individual and national interests.
Jacque Fresco
An attempt by the Mongols to introduce paper money in Persia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries flopped because no one would accept it. The public had no confidence in the paper money despite the awesomely coercive decrees that always marked Mongol rule.
Murray Rothbard
Despite some standout events, 2012 was demoralizing. The Met felt adrift, and New York City Opera couldn’t claw its way back to artistic health.
David Edelstein
In fact, I became popular in Kerala after I took part in a reality dance show and despite making my foray into films as an actress I make it a point to take part in stage shows whenever I find time.
Shamna Kasim
What is… disturbing to me is that many of these pro-Israeli lawmakers sit on the House International Relations Committee despite the obvious conflict of interest that their emotional attachments to Israel cause… The Israeli occupation of all territories must end, including Congress.
Cynthia McKinney
Full many mischiefs follow cruel wrath;
Abhorred bloodshed and tumultuous strife
Unmanly murder and unthrifty scath,
Bitter despite, with rancor’s rusty knife;
And fretting grief the enemy of life;
All these and many evils more, haunt ire.
Edmund Spenser
I watch life trickle from the bullet wound of a sixteen-year-old “example” and marvel how things weak, even words, will turn vicious and merciless to gain power,despite reason or history
Susan Abulhawa
I hate pain, despite my ability to tolerate it beyond all known parameters, which is not necessarily a good thing.
Hunter S. Thompson
At that time I told myself that I didn’t want to fall in love ever again. But that night while praying for your happiness Nana, I thought that despite all the wounds and all the pains it could cause I wanted to dream again, and love someone with all my heart.
Ai Yazawa
Despite the impression you may have from watching too much TV, movies are not about reproducing reality. They’re about telling stories.
Seth Shostak
For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks.
Alexis Bledel
When the people want to retake their destiny in hand, they can do it, despite this ceaseless campaign of denigration and infantilization.
Marine Le Pen
Despite what many say or think, the PS2 is here to stay. I know that Microsoft dropped the Xbox like a bad habit but PS2 still has more staying power.
Cory Barlog
Despite all I have seen and experiences, I still get the same thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb toward it.
Edmund Hillary
Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.
Victoria Woodhull
Pierre Trudeau was too much of a professional politician to be described as a good man, nor, it can be argued despite much pubilicity to the contrary, was he a particularly clever or even wise one. But he was a great man, perhaps the gratest Canada has produced in this century.
Peter Brimelow
Tangentially, Americans, despite many of us being prone to sometimes-eyebrow-raising disclosures about our private lives on social media, still retain what I think of as reactionary views about sexuality and intimacy.
Christine Sneed
I see success as bringing some confidence back to the American people that despite our differences, we can find some ways to move forward.
Patty Murray
Comedy Central made me delete the Boston Marathon joke. I wasn’t happy about it but, despite popular belief, I can occasionally be a team player.
Anthony Jeselnik
Despite Russia’s move to raise interest rates this week, the value of the ruble has continued to crash. Russia’s economy is so bad, Edward Snowden had to put government secrets on Craigslist.
Jimmy Fallon
Despite the fact that the vast majority of Israeli Jews are not Orthodox, the ultra-Orthodox hold the keys not just to Israel’s Jewish sacred places, but to the life cycle events – conversions, weddings, divorces, burials – of the country’s more than six million Jews.
Bari Weiss
Despite having a lackluster completion percentage, Kaepernick managed to throw 16 touchdowns against four interceptions in 2016.
Joy Taylor
In his second Inaugural Address, on March 5, 1821, Monroe admitted at last to a general depression of prices, but only as a means of explaining the great decline in the federal revenue. Despite this, he asserted that the situation of America presented a ‘gratifying spectacle.’
Murray Rothbard
Despite the apparent trappings of modest success in television and so on, I have always been an uneasy person. I can’t change that. I can’t change that part of my psychological makeup.
Ardal O’Hanlon
It appears that the ground of being which underlies
and sustains us despite our various inadequate and
conflicting stories must be extremely tolerant, generous,
and forgiving. All things considered, it wouldn’t hurt
if we were, too.
Alexei Panshin
Letterman, despite whatever idiotic (or worse?) things he may have done with women on his staff, was wise enough to realize that silence isn’t permanent and peace of mind can’t be bought.
Alafair Burke
I think loving someone, despite what people think, is FEARLESS. <3
Taylor Swift
What an anchor is to a ship, hope is to the soul. Both ships and souls are kept safe by a firm, secure anchor that keeps holding despite turbulent winds and churning tides.
June Hunt
A lot of people say that India has been held back by its democracy. But lets remember that, despite being a poor country, Indias democracy meant that its government never let millions of people starve.
Alex Tabarrok
Successful Mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.
Sharon Jaynes
Despite the economic disaster that is Russia, there are still air shows taking place in the country.
Paul Virilio
The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work.
Fabrizio Moreira
My mother was an extremely creative woman, despite the fact that she lived the life of a rural housewife.
Pedro Almodovar
The number of attacks on the American and allied forces is at the highest level since the insurgency began despite the increase of America combat operations and the introduction of some 40 new Iraq security forces and battalions.
Ike Skelton
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
Adlai Stevenson I
Despite being in showbiz, I have a very real approach to my life. It plays off with my social life.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
I think [indications of vulnerability are] why so many portraits work when they’re difficult: we believe we’re presenting ourselves one way, but the camera always reveals something more vulnerable, despite our best efforts.
Katy Grannan
God, despite his casual silence, still exists. Of that I haven’t a single doubt.
Donald E. Williams, Jr.
Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing.
Ben Hecht
In your standard-issue family, of which few remain, but on which our expectations are still based, there are parents and there are children. The way you know which are which, aside from certain size and age differences and despite any behavior similarities, is that the parents are the bossy ones.
Delia Ephron
There are times in your life when, despite the steel weight of your memories and the sadness that seems to lie at your feet like a shadow, you suddenly and strangely feel perfectly okay.
Kevin Brockmeier
I hope that there will be no particular need for us to attract external funding. It is worth noting that despite the fact the turnover is smaller now we are still maintaining a trade surplus.
Vladimir Putin
Moving to the forefront of advanced nations is not a choice but a national duty. This requires, among other things, erecting the best industrial property protection systems despite all challenges, particularly in the transition phase that we must endure.
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
Few people have courage enough to appear as good as they really are. Most people confuse greatness with power, despite the fact that greatness has nothing to do with power.
Julius Charles Hare
He was a simple man who had no inferiority complex about his lack of education, and even more amazing no superiority complex because he had succeeded despite that lack.
Maya Angelou
Despite the situation in Cuba, I had a chance to play on the national team; and compared to other baseball players and other people in Cuba, I had the opportunity to live at a level that was not very high class but in the middle.
Yoenis Cespedes
The Amish communities of Pennsylvania, despite the retro image of horse-drawn buggies and straw hats, have long been engaged in a productive debate about the consequences of technology.
Howard Rheingold
You persist in this romantic vision of what it is to be a vampire, but despite my best efforts to curb it I have a taste for blood.
Deborah Harkness
Despite what Wordsworth says about thoughts that ‘lie too deep for tears’, I think tears are a pretty reliable indication of being in the grips of a profound experience.
Geoff Dyer
From my point of view, the American financial system – including banks and investment banks – is far safer because of capital and liquidity requirements. Despite all the turbulence so far this year, I don’t think anyone’s questioning our system. And that, obviously, is a good thing.
Jamie Dimon
He promised her that he would give her everything, everything she wanted, as men in love always do. And she trusted him despite herself, as women in love always do.
Philippa Gregory
I love stories about two people who are doing illegal things, who we really enjoy watching despite the fact that we know they are doomed in some way.
Famke Janssen
Back in 1999 and 2000, a few of us… a very few of us… Douglas Clegg, Seth Godin and I… offered free electronic copies of our books in an effort to reach an audience we otherwise wouldn’t have reached and to test out a new marketing concept for books. Despite the industry screaming we were crazy, it worked.
M. J. Rose
Over the course of history, governments, political regimes, and leaders have done some stupid things despite all arguments to the contrary, at times even against their own self-interest.
James Carville
Despite the slowness, the infidelity, the errors and sins it committed and might still commit against its members, the Church, trust me, has no other meaning and goal but to live and witness Jesus.
Pope Francis
I admire Freud a great deal as a person and thinker. Despite everything, I find his work very, very rich, but I think that for women he has been absolutely disastrous. And even more so, everyone who came after him.
Simone de Beauvoir
Despite the knowledge that her affections were unattainable, I couldn’t help but be drawn to try.
Kiera Cass
Despite what our modern society would have you believe, the Witch within you is not dangerous, but protective. She is not frivolous, but exceedingly accurate and trustworthy.
Laurie Cabot
The future is better than the past. Despite the crepe hangers, romanticists, and anti-intellectuals, the world steadily grows better because the human mind, applying itself to environment, makes it better. With hands … with tools … with horse sense and science and engineering.
Robert A. Heinlein
Despite my asbestos gloves,
the cough is filling me with black,
and a red powder seeps through my veins.
Anne Sexton
Not conceding a goal at home is always important in a Cup tie. But despite that there is no doubt that this tie is still wide open.
Roberto Mancini
Despite unprecedented levels of technological advancement and the interconnectedness of the world, the pursuit of truth in the realms of foreign policy and national security remains a critical issue. This is because the level of ‘noise’ that must be sifted through has also reached an unprecedented size and scope.
Will Hurd
There came a time I gave up when I was overseas. No matter how many times I tried working on my visa, I wasn’t able to. When I went back to the Philippines, I still wanted to return to Canada despite the difficulties I encountered.
Coco Martin
Despite different cultures, middle-class youth all over the world seem to live their lives as if in a parallel universe. They get up in the morning, put on their Levi’s and Nikes, grab their caps and backpacks, and Sony personal CD players and head for school.
Naomi Klein
Despite the mythic heights to which he was raised, Azikiwe was nothing if not pragmatic, a realist always conscious of his limits and ever eager to extract all that was possible from that limited horizon.
Nnamdi Azikiwe
For all our failings, despite our limitations and fallibilities, we humans are capable of greatness.
Carl Sagan
After years of hiding and holding off because of the trial, I finally announced my intent to change my name and transition to living as woman on 22 August 2013 – the day following my sentencing – a personal high point for me, despite my other circumstances.
Chelsea Manning
Hillary Clinton wants to put the government totally in charge of your health care despite the fact it’s no good. It’ll be much more expensive than even today.
Donald Trump
Despite facing rejections, I did not give in or take any other route. I was always open to face rejections. I took it in a positive stride.
Nikki Tamboli
Despite being commonplace, too many people with mental health problems still face stigma, prejudice and discrimination.
Luciana Berger
For a combination of reasons, and despite evident fondness for American products and individuals, my impression is that most Pakistanis have extremely negative views of the U.S. as a geopolitical player.
Mohsin Hamid
Hillary Clinton, an agent for the Oligarchy, was defeated despite the vicious media campaign against Donald Trump. This shows that the media and the political establishments of the political parties no longer have credibility with the American people.
Paul Craig Roberts
I focused my mind and energies on short-term Trump problems, which allowed me to avoid thinking about my own long-term Trump problem of having given him the benefit of the doubt for more than a decade, despite having many reasons not to.
Omarosa Manigault Newman
Rather than influence the media, I hope that my progress from player to correspondent shows that there is a role for former cricketers in the media, despite the intolerant views of some of my colleagues in the press box.
Jonathan Agnew
Despite support from a majority of Americans, a majority of the House of Representatives, and a majority of the Senate, Keystone XL is stuck – stalled by special-interest politics.
Kevin McCarthy
If you are among those who believe that the U.S. has the best healthcare system in the world – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary – it’s because my fellow spinmeisters and I succeeded brilliantly at what we were paid very well to do with your premium dollars.
Wendell Potter
My life has shifted to different levels financially, in terms of fame as a result of being blessed enough to be able to share my music with the world, and what that has done for me. Despite all of that, I always want people to listen to my music and be able to relate to it as well as to me.
Trey Songz
[Bananarama] were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press
Siobhan Fahey
What Americans cant face is that one of the reasons that the Russians and the Chinese were so impressed with us during the Cold War was the fact that Nixon and Kissinger went on bombing despite public reaction.
Robert D. Kaplan
Despite the value of open data, most labs make no systematic effort to share data with other scientists.
Michael Nielsen
Despite what your momma told you, Violence does solve problems.
Chris Kyle
Yes, college tuition is a problem for many young Americans, but it is a problem exacerbated by government subsidies and an overwhelming demand to get a college degree, despite high dropout rates.
Charlie Kirk
Despite the previous efforts of Congresses, our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated, is greater today than ever before. That dependency is a threat to our national security, and we must address that threat.
Jim Costa
No, Borussia is not falling apart. It does not matter whichever players will leave. That is what the past has showed. The club has developed and actually improved despite big-name players leaving.
Granit Xhaka
Despite my exhaustion I have a devil of a time getting to sleep because of the rats above my bed and a pig who lives beneath my room.
Claude Monet
Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach – managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances. While all three areas can be a struggle, it’s often our thoughts that make it most difficult to be mentally strong.
Amy Morin
I’ve always covered up in the sun and it seemed so ridiculous that I developed cancer despite taking precautions.
Princess Michael of Kent
Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world.
Berkeley Breathed
The typical response from people when I tell them I’m diabetic is, ‘Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.’ You know, I’m not. I’m a better athlete because of diabetes rather than despite it. I’m more aware of my training, my fitness and more aware of nutrition. I’m more proactive about my health.
Charlie Kimball
When my editor sent me the first two images of Joker’s daughter, I was struck by how confident she looked despite her boney appearance and horribly scarred face. So I starting thinking, how did Duela gain such confidence in a world that prizes beauty?
Ann Nocenti
And the thought of that makes me want to open a vein, experience pain, know I’m alive, despite this living death.
Ellen Hopkins
But most Canadians have recognized to a greater or lesser extent that despite much of the so-called progress of the affluent society, essential ingredients to a meaningful life seem to be either entirely lacking, or at best, difficult to grasp.
Alex Campbell
People, despite having the common interest in our band, might not be friends before meeting at a show. It’s great bringing families together.
Liv Bruce
I make it a point to speak to the directors and tell them why I don’t want to do a particular role or film. If, despite that, they hold it against me, I cannot help it. I cannot do things that I don’t want to just to please someone else.
Atul Kulkarni
Despite the fact that human beings think that they have escaped the evolutionary paradigm, they’ve done nothing of the kind, and so we should expect the belief systems that people hold to mirror the evolutionary interests that people have.
Bret Weinstein
It is not science that has destroyed the world, despite all the gloomy forebodings of the earlier prophets. It is man who has destroyed man.
Max Lerner
Government cannot solve all our problems, even in normal times, much less during a catastrophe of nature that reminds man how little he is, despite all his big talk.
Thomas Sowell
Despite massive evidence to the contrary, libertarians hold tight to their romantic concept of capitalism, which, freed from government interference, serves the consumer with the best products at the lowest prices.
Paul Craig Roberts
We have been flooded with postal cards from all over the United States and several parallel universes. Just a quick glance though these cards is enough to remind you why this great nation, despite all the talk of decline, still leads the world in tranquilizer consumption.
Dave Barry
None within the sound of my voice should be in any doubt concerning what is moral and what is not, nor should any be in doubt about what is expected of us … We have been and continue to be taught God’s laws. Despite what you may see or hear elsewhere, these laws are unchanging.
Thomas S. Monson
Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don’t like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.
Eliot Spitzer
I’m such a fan of films and books like ‘Lord of the Rings’ and even ‘Star Wars,’ despite the fact that, as an actor, I’ll never be employed by them.
Daniel Dae Kim
Perhaps ‘Big Bang’ fans feel so protective of the show because it is, despite being a hit show on a big network, something of a word-of-mouth phenomenon.
Johnny Galecki
I am not vindictive, but very forgiving. Despite being wronged, I never took revenge on anyone.
Rituparna Sengupta
Despite disappointments, the Christian is obligated to pray for the sick because we are bidden to do so and because the crumb of our caring is but a morsel broken from the whole loaf of the Father’s infinite and tender love.
Catherine Marshall
Despite all the attention paid to the obesity epidemic and the growing prevalence of preventable diseases, in the U.S. – as a society and as an industry – we’ve made health hard, even as our daily lives become easier.
Bruce Broussard
I read the ‘Old Testament’ all the way through when I was about 13 and was horrified. A few months afterwards I read ‘The Origin Of Species’, hallucinating very mildly because I was in bed with flu at the time. Despite that, or because of that, it all made perfect sense.
Terry Pratchett
I have taken pride in my pain, knowing full well that I am stronger than those who have none and despite the many injustices that still exist in our world, the racial disparities that continue and the bigotry that pervades I still remain hopeful about the future.
A. J. Odudu
Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system.
Richard Lugar
Despite Arizona’s remarkable growth in recent years, we have met the current federal health standards for ozone pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved our dust control plan.
Jane D. Hull
the point of feminism … is to win women a wider range of experience. Feminism remains a pretty simple concept, despite repeated – and enormously effective – efforts to dress it up in greasepaint and turn its proponents into gargoyles.
Susan Faludi
Despite my great disappointment in American foreign policy, I am very proud of the American tradition of wild land conservation. It is the best tradition and example of land conservation in the world. It goes back a long way.
Douglas Tompkins
Despite our strongly felt kinship and oneness with nature, all the evidence suggests that nature doesn’t care one whit about us. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions happen without the slightest consideration for human inhabitants.
Alan Lightman
Despite having seen a fair amount of the world, I still love travelling – I just have an insatiable curiosity and like looking out of a window.
Michael Palin
Language does not stand still. Surprisingly, despite this knowledge, most speakers are fearful of change.
Peter Farb
Despite its maddeningly vague, inarticulate form, anxiety is almost always trying to tell you something useful and apposite.
Alain de Botton
I want you to know that, despite what you might read at times in the newspapers or see on the television news, we have actually been getting a lot of things done the last several months, the U.S.-Canada relationship.
Paul Cellucci
The audiences know their actors. Didn’t Shah Rukh Khan have a romantic image despite playing a dad in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai?’
Karan Patel
Over the last five years, the Administration and the majority in Congress have appropriated less than $900 million for port security grants – despite the Coast Guard’s determination that $5.4 billion is needed over 10 years.
Solomon Ortiz
It is not the diamonds or the birds, the people or the potatoes, it is not any of the nouns. The miracle is the adverbs, the way things are done. It is the way love gets done despite every catastrophe.
Daniel Handler
Despite the fact that I spend a lot of time in London, Switzerland and New York, Africa is the place I know and love best, and my heart will always lie here.
Wilbur Smith
Don’t be a jerk. Try to love everyone. Give more than you take. And do it despite the fact that you only really like about seven out of 500 people.
Judd Apatow
I absolutely tore George W. Bush to shreds, despite the fact I knew the guy personally and I actually campaigned for him in 2000. It’s our job to just call it like we see it whether these people are our friends or not.
Mika Brzezinski
Despite what some people think, I never asked to leave. I’d just been made captain of Leeds which in my eyes is a big, big deal.
Ross McCormack
It requires real strength to love Man. And to love him despite all invitations to do otherwise, all provocations and all reasons why one should not.
L. Ron Hubbard
Despite its widespread acceptance and the number of lives it has improved, what most of us in the West commonly associate with yoga represents only the tip of the iceberg that is yoga, a tiny fraction of what is a vast and profound science.
Rod Stryker
I think the most harmful belief passed on to me – not always directly – was the belief that whatever I did as a Negro, however much we Negroes achieved, despite the presence of some enlightened whites, white society as a whole enjoyed being racists in the secret core of their being and would never, ever give that up.
Margo Jefferson
To see the other side, to defend another people, not despite your tradition but because of it, is the heart of pluralism
Eboo Patel
The fact that equities are being sold down, despite the lowest interest rates in recent history, simply means that the market doesn’t see growth ahead for -very many businesses.
John C. Malone
Saying that government is not the way to solve problems is not saying that humanity cannot solve its problems. What I’ve finally learned is this: Despite the obstacles created by governments, voluntary networks of private individuals – through voluntary exchange – solve all sorts of challenges.
John Stossel
Whatever appreciation I’ve got despite the limited work I have done has been great. People have been receptive, and I think it’s a privilege to have earned this respect.
Fawad Khan
I started to understand what the song could be about. The ache of nostalgia even for things we don’t like, the commitment to keep moving despite that ache. It made me think of how I relate to my privilege – as a white person, as someone who grew up upper middle class.
Erin McKeown
Despite their lack of visual impact, headline sex-appeal, and their ‘out of sight, out of mind’ nature, we should all care about aquatic dead zones because we are all connected to their causes and we all feel their impacts.
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
Despite being through 100 hurdles, I have stood up for myself.
Rakhi Sawant
If this universe is the House of God, then I must say it is quite a dark house despite several hundred billion suns!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Despite the modern dogma to the effect that women were a subject sex until the nineteenth century ’emancipated’ them from history, women in history had demonstrated strong wills and purposes, had made assertions, and had directed or influenced all human destiny, including their own, since human life began.
Mary Ritter Beard
Leonid Breznev was an old man and despite his own military experience in World War II, he on the other hand was not very close to the military.
Helmut Schmidt
I am very grateful for the belief that the DFB has shown in me and I feel, generally, that despite the justified criticism towards me, I feel a lot of support and encouragement too.
Joachim Low
The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise – a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness.
Lakshmi Mittal
More than we sleep, play, or make love, we work. Yet despite – or perhaps because of – this dominant daily grind, much of our literature is biased toward other pursuits.
Paul Di Filippo
It is an important part of our life’s experience to develop the strength, courage, and integrity to hold fast to truth and righteousness despite the buffeting we may experience.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Why, when India’s agricultural products are among the cheapest in the world despite a low yield per hectare, are we not able to double the production and export the products abroad?
Subramanian Swamy
I manage to scrape together a private life, despite the press.
Michael Hutchence
In the past the intrinsic pleasures of parenthood for most American families were increased by the extrinsic economic return thatchildren brought. Today, parents have children despite their economic cost. This is a major, indeed a revolutionary, change.
Kenneth Keniston
That is the explanation of war, an outrage by humanity upon humanity in despite of humanity.
Victor Hugo
To turn the tide of materialism in the Christian community, we desperately need bold models of kingdom-centered living. Despite our need to do it in a way that doesn’t glorify people, we must hear each other’s stories about giving or else our people will not learn to give.
Randy Alcorn
Every time I fail, I assume I will be a stronger person for it. I keep on running figuratively and literally, despite a limp that gets more noticeable with each passing season, because for me there has always been a place to go and a terrible urgency to get there.
Joan Benoit