Discussion Quotes

Discussion Quotes by Suzanne Collins, Jill Stein, Dave Barry, Robert Dallek, Debbie Ford, Tony Buzan and many others.

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There was no discussion between them; it was as if the bugs had worked out this whole scenario long ago. Temp put on a burst of speed for the end of the bridge, and Tick turned to face down the army of rats alone.
Suzanne Collins
It’s time to use the antitrust laws and to break up this conglomerate corporate media that has now poisoned our democracy to the point that our very survival is at risk for the kinds of monstrosities that are flourishing in our corporate media dominated discussion.
Jill Stein
I guess nobody assumes anybody is a libertarian. It’s a more complex political discussion than most people are used to, to explain why you think the way you do about public education or drug laws, and why it’s not as simple as being for or against something.
Dave Barry
There is a line between scurrilous nonsense and serious discussion that laps over, especially in this day and age when you’ve got all this electronic media and these blogs and this kind of fanatical impulse to bring down the opposing candidate.
Robert Dallek
Fulfilling your vision for the best year of your life requires thought and introspection. It is not much different than planning an awesome vacation. It takes time, discussion, planning, decision making, and an array of other skills.
Debbie Ford
As a very small boy, my passion was nature, and I had pets – cats, a dog and a bunny rabbit – and I wrote a very small book called ‘My Pets,’ filled with their photographs and a discussion about my pets and how much I loved them… That was my first book.
Tony Buzan
I`m a member of Societies of Former World Leaders. And I`ve always been sort of in favor of constructive engagement around the world. And Gary Johnson has influenced me on criminal justice reform. I think I had some influence in discussions with him about the approach to international affairs.
William Weld
I can understand when people say that they’re not a big fan of my music. That’s an individual opinion, and I respect that. But you don’t have the right to comment on my choice of citizenship, my skin colour, or my religion. It’s not open to discussion.
Adnan Sami
I read The NAMBLA Bulletin fairly regularly and I think it is one of the most intelligent discussions of sexuality I’ve ever found…I would have been so much happier as an adolescent if NAMBLA had been around when I was 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
Samuel R. Delany
Radical Islamic terrorism came into effect even more so than it has been in the past. People like what I say. People respect what I say. And we’ve opened up a very big discussion that needed to be opened up.
Donald Trump
As a woman, sometimes when I am in discussion with a director or producer, there is some kind of a different politics happening. Basically, ‘I know more than you’. I am always on the lookout for that. I don’t want to get sucked into that. I am very quick to respond to that.
Kanika Dhillon
Imagine, just for the sake of discussion, that you had a few hours a week and a few dollars a month to donate to a cause – and you wanted to spend that time and money where it would have the greatest impact in saving and improving lives. Where would you spend it?
Bill Gates
Every single discussion I have with a first AD, or producers, is time of day. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve fought for early-morning calls. The light is 90 percent of our job; we as humans respond to light and where it is at different times of day and not only in positive ways.
Greig Fraser
Nevertheless, during the sixty years of the twentieth century many problems have come increasingly into the realm of acceptable public discussion.
Herman Kahn
What’s wrong with Singapore is the idea that things need to be done in a certain way or not at all. Black or white. No room for alternative discussion.
Nicole Seah
The people currently in charge have forgotten the first principle of an open society, namely that we may be wrong and that there has to be free discussion. That it’s possible to be opposed to the policies without being unpatriotic.
George Soros
I was not able to be the front forward of a soccer team – that is a way to make people super happy every Sunday. What I can do is tell stories and try to put my coin in that discussion.
Alvaro Enrigue
In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.
Audre Lorde
There isn’t much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston, probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
Iris Chang
If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
Leon Trotsky
You can say, “Well, I have a question,” and someone will say, “Oh, so you hate America.” And it has nothing to do with the discussion at all.
Henry Rollins
Laughter is such a healing thing, and through laughter, we find commonalities with each other. There’s a lot of separation in the world, and by creating more things to laugh at, we can create a common ground for open discussion.
Sufe Bradshaw
When you stand up in the morning, you look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m black.’ No. You wake up and you see yourself as a human being in the world, but you raise discussion and raise aggression, the anger that you confront every day of your life, whether you want to or not.
Raoul Peck
I liked the give-and-take of a policy discussion in the community, with citizens. I didn’t know that even took place, frankly, but I never dreamed it would be an enjoyable thing to do.
Tom Price
Music in Africa often contains messages. Music in Senegal, and Africa, is never music for music’s sake or solely for entertainment. It’s always a vehicle for social connections, discussions and ideas.
Youssou N’Dour
The mutual confidence on which all else depends can be maintained only by an open mind and a brave reliance upon free discussion.
Learned Hand
To prevent discussion of any other explanations of human origins is hardly what I would expect from open-minded educators.
Tony Campolo
You know, my goal is not to convince you that I’m right or that you’re wrong. About homophobia. Gun violence. Racism. Whatever the issue. I’m really trying hard with you – and others – to have a respectful discussion, debate about these issues.
Steven Petrow
In those days I had various strong inclinations, for wine, gambling and cockfighting, and the society of gypsies, together with a passion for theological discussion which I had inherited from my father himself-all of which my father thought I had better rid myself of before I married.
Isak Dinesen
For its speculations to be taken seriously, dystopian fiction must be part of a discussion of contemporary society, a projection of ongoing political failures perhaps, or the wringing of present jeopardy for future disaster.
Sarah Hall
Social media enables us to talk about issues, shine a light on problems, and raise awareness of struggles that might have gone unnoticed. On the flipside, it also allows for a lot of noise and distractions. Sometimes it doesn’t create the best environment for a healthy discussion and can lead to trolling.
Jagmeet Singh
An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ‘Gentlemen’ to the person with whom he is conversing.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Most human things are full of conflict and ambivalence, not ease and simplicity. The world has grown increasingly fundamentalist, and the parameters of discussion have become narrowed. People, when they’re fearful, are vulnerable to certainty in rhetoric.
Dana Spiotta
There was absolutely no discussion of Russia on the Trump campaign ’til the day I left.
Michael Caputo
Is punk rock really music, or is it really just an attitude? I get into that discussion with people all of the time. I personally consider be-bop jazz to be punk rock. And prog rock would definitely fall in that category too.
Tim Commerford
If the discussion centres on the essential principle of the E.U., the free movement of people and the ability to make decisions together, in that case, we don’t want treaty change.
Francois Hollande
Government is a true religion: it has its dogmas, its mysteries, its priests. To submit it to the individual discussion is to destroy it; it is given life only through the national mind, that is to say, by political faith, which is a creed.
Joseph de Maistre
Blogging is great, and I read blogs all day long. However, my goal is really to have a deep, meaningful discussion with people. For some reason, I’m able to accomplish this best via email.
Jason Calacanis
Democracy feeds on argument, on the discussion as to the right way forward. This is the reason why respecting the opinion of others belongs to democracy.
Richard von Weizsaecker
The Occupy Wall Street movement, in general, by putting this idea out there that the one percent is leeching off the 99 percent, is making a new discussion, making people figure out how to withhold their labor and come and put their issues on the table with the ruling class all over the country and all over the world.
Boots Riley
Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive.
Jon Postel
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the field of battle.
James A. Baldwin
All great movements, it is written, go through three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption. It is the realisation of this third stage, adoption, that requires our passion and our discipline, our hearts and our heads. The fate of animals is in our hands.
Tom Regan
If you open the door and realize things like the fact that Batman is occupying the same narrative space that Robin Hood used to fill 400 years ago, then you have the freedom to ignore the pointless “what is literature” discussion and just talk about stories.
Patrick Rothfuss
Today’s sensitive male has learned to share in open frank discussions about relationships like, “Where the hell did you get a crazy idea like that? You been reading Redbook again?”
Lewis Grizzard
Television is apparently the enemy of nuance. But nuance is essential for a thoughtful discussion.
Barney Frank
We need to replace hyperbole with a reasonable, informed discussion about how to reinvent the federal budget with more transparency and better accountability.
Mike Quigley
There is such a polarized discussion of economics among people like analysts, columnists, bloggers; often, they end up just saying that views other than their own should not even be discussed. I find that frustrating. There is no intellectual progress without considering lots and lots of different views.
Adam Davidson
For we both alike know that into the discussion of human affairs the question of justice enters only where the pressure of necessity is equal, and that the powerful exact what they can, and the weak grant what they must.
A key difference between a dialogue and an ordinary discussion is that, within the latter people usually hold relatively fixed positions and argue in favor of their views as they try to convince others to change. At best this may produce agreement or compromise, but it does not give rise to anything creative.
Although feelings are not supposed to intrude on business discussions, they do anyway – we just disguise them as logic.
Edward de Bono
I have known only one way of carrying on missionary work, viz., by personal example and discussion with searchers for knowledge.
Mahatma Gandhi
Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.
Walter Pater
I’m fed up with the top-down style of politics, where discussion in our party is stifled because of sectarianism and tribalism.
Clive Lewis
I don’t think the folks in the low-tax states really want to go into a fairness discussion. Residents of Connecticut and New York would love to remind them how much they pay in federal taxes to support programs for Mississippi and South Dakota.
Gail Collins
There are lots of statements that have been made and haven’t led to change and reform. For me, the broader discussion around racism – education is key.
Gareth Southgate
At a recent conference, a colleague told one of us that in IPCC discussions, some scientists have been reluctant to make strong claims about the scientific evidence, lest contrarians “attack us”. Another said that she’d rather err on the side of conservatism in her estimates, because then she feels more “secure.”
Naomi Oreskes
I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans.
Steve Israel
[My mother] was taking me to Shakespeare In The Park when I was like 6. There was just a lot of theater-going and a lot of movie-going and a lot of discussion about it afterwards, dissecting it and stuff.
Cynthia Nixon
The nation relies upon public discussion as one of the indispensable means to attain correct solutions to problems of social welfare. Curtailment of free speech limits this open discussion. Our whole history teaches that adjustment of social relations through reason is possible when free speech is maintained.
Stanley Forman Reed
Within the constitution there is the word “referendum.” You can change the constitution by referendum. But we have not yet called for a referendum. As of today, we have not yet organized any meeting or discussions on how to change the constitution.
Joseph Kabila
We take Aristotle seriously not when we write about his ideas, but when we take his ideas as part of our discussions.
Jay L. Garfield
I have had no discussions for [Brad] Marchand and I have no plans to trade him.
Amalie Benjamin
Classroom discussion is where you learn how to debate an idea and stick with an opinion, even when others don’t agree – and not take it personally, either.
Rachel Simmons
It’s going to be interesting to watch presidential elections in around 2040, when voters can dig up candidates’ teenage angst pics and posts from old social media and discussion forum archives.
Mikko Hypponen
Public discussion of how we determine al Qaeda intentions, I just – I can’t see how that can do anything but harm the security of the nation.
Michael Hayden
All of the guys love to take serious topics and go for it; we’re not writing a whole lot of love songs. With ‘Sacrificed Sons,’ we had some sensitivity there about how we’d present it. I remember there was a lot of discussion about the kind of words that would be used and how direct we wanted to be.
Jordan Rudess
Our best comes out when we have honest discussions.
Fernando Flores
Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren’t about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?
Ben Shapiro
Whether we’re too embarrassed or shy – or worried that a discussion about cost might affect the quality of our care – it’s clear that both doctors and patients need to do more communicating.
Suleika Jaouad
The starting point for English work must be the ability to handle effectively their own experience. Oral work, written work and the discussion of literature must create an atmosphere in which the pupils become confident of the full acceptability of the material of their own experience.
Michael Rosen
In human affairs, no single person, organisation or social formation ever has a final or an absolutely correct position. It is through conversation, debate and critical discussion that we approach positions that may provide workable solutions.
Nelson Mandela
Rightly or wrongly, the Victorian considered that there were certain subjects which were not meet for inter-sexual discussion, just as they held that certain processes of the feminine toilet, like the powdering of the nose and the application of lipstick to the mouth, were (if done at all) better done in private.
E. F. Benson
I really love being a part of the creative process. I love having an opinion that gets heard, and then it’s all up for discussion.
Zoe Bell
I think these discussions with my father even gave the label of pacifist, particularly with my father, and he mentions this when he turns himself in to prison at La Catedral when he dedicates his action to his 14-year-old pacifist son.
Juan Pablo Escobar
In my view, the argument from parsimony is really no argument at all – it typically functions only to shut down more interesting discussion. If history is any guide, it’s never a good idea to assume that a scientiп¬Ѓc problem is cornered.
David Eagleman
If there are differences of views or divergence of ideas, they can be resolved through discussion and dialogue.
Azim Premji
Game calls can’t be just, ‘Oh, by the way,’ as part of a larger discussion.
Marv Albert
Discussion and argument are essential parts of science; the greatest talent is the ability to strip a theory until the simple basic idea emerges with clarity.
Albert Einstein
To proportion the eagerness of contest to its importance seems too hard a task for human wisdom. The pride of wit has kept ages busy in the discussion of useless questions, and the pride of power has destroyed armies, to gain or to keep unprofitable possessions.
Samuel Johnson
Bringing accountability to the judiciary must be preceded by frank public discussion and debate. Unfortunately that cannot get started with the threat of contempt looming over people.
Prashant Bhushan
One thing that is sometimes forgotten in this “future of books” discussion is that there are all these awesome presses – big and small – that are producing and designing amazing books.
Kevin Sampsell
Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner’s inquest.
H. L. Mencken
This is what makes sports so amazing, that we can start a discussion around a table, in the newspaper, in the magazines, that will get people’s attention. And that’s what sports does.
Cam Newton
When you spend your day writing comedy, particularly with others, the discussion of jokes and how far to push things with a group of unoffendable colleagues means that your grasp of what is acceptable in normal conversation is often skewed.
Romesh Ranganathan
For me, I don’t have to defend myself that I am not a racist. I won’t go in that discussion.
Maxime Bernier
The insistence that the commercialisation of the body is a fit subject for political discussion and intervention is well overdue.
Susie Orbach
Ever since I became NATO Secretary General, I have emphasised the need for enhanced political dialogue among the Allies. And I am glad that, over the last few years, we’ve had more regular, and increasingly constructive, political discussions in NATO on a wider range of issues.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
It’s important to know where candidates for president are getting their ideas. Where do these ideas come from, who funds them and who is shaping our political discussion? These are all questions that are important to a healthy democracy.
David Brock
The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life.
Dalai Lama
The cap is a discussion about competitiveness, not about money. It’s about trying to bring the top teams down to a level where the midfield teams feel they can compete. The reality is that whatever the level of spend there will always be teams that run at the front and teams that run at the back.
Christian Horner
I’ll play for whoever wants to have me. It’s an honor to be in the discussion for anything.
Joe Burrow
Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche.
George Crumb
What I try to do on my Instagram is provoke discussion and share environmental and sustainability messages.
Aidan Gallagher
Between finishing emails, loading the fridge, unloading the dishwasher, getting our son to eat his chicken nuggets and my dog to swallow her pill, it takes approximately 32 days for my husband and I to complete a discussion and 46 to wrap up a fight.
Emma McLaughlin
If people want capital gains taxed more like the highest rate on income, that’s a good discussion. Maybe that’s the way to help close the deficit.
Bill Gates
Let me tell you, a discussion that starts, ‘I’ll tell you something you do that irritates me, if you tell me something I do that bothers you,’ never ends in a hug and a kiss.
Phyllis Diller
If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.
In any discussion of technology, you hear the same argument: You can’t turn the clock back and you can’t put the genie back in the bottle. Maybe not. But there are steps we can take to limit the social harm caused by this industry, just like we do with others.
Steve Hilton
If you look at the newspapers here – the Washington papers – most of the discussion deals with campaign gossip.
Bernie Sanders
I think that citizens should be skeptical of government power. But I fear it’s bled over to cynicism. It is something that is getting in the way of reasoned discussion, and I’m very concerned about how to change that trend of cynicism.
James Comey
I love having that creative discussion where, at the end of the day, you both feel better for having done it. Maybe it’s a typically Jewish thing, where you sort of go at each other.
Liev Schreiber
I guess I cringe when the discussion leads to, rather than books and sentences and characters and the stuff that writers are supposed to be concerned with, how to have an online presence and how many followers you have on Twitter. That stuff always makes me uncomfortable.
Alice McDermott
First, I’d become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago.
Carl Wilson
It’s nice to be able to sit down and have a discussion about something for more than four minutes, and not look at your watch and go, ‘Oh my God, I just spent $40,000 of HBO’s money.’
Brad Hall
I come to urge my party to be open to debate and discussion; to move away from a lock-step litmus test which advocates abortion on demand in an effort to reach a broader national consensus.
Robert Casey
A discussion should be a genuine attempt to explore a subject rather than a battle between competing egos.
Edward de Bono
From the day I was elected, I began focusing on governing the best way I know how – transparently, openly, and in a way that encourages debate, dialogue and discussion on all sides of an issue.
Ned Lamont
We need to get around a table, have a serious discussion about the holistic problems in our immigration system, and craft a common-sense solution.
Tony Cardenas
Haldane was engaged in discussion with an eminent theologian. “What inference,” asked the latter, “might one draw about the nature of God from a study of his works?” Haldane replied: “An inordinate fondness for beetles.”
John B. S. Haldane
I want to block some common misunderstandings about “understanding”: In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word “understanding.”
John Searle
Thanks to the European Union, Ireland has a much more open climate of discussion and debate, as you can see in the media. It means that we are a more questioning society, perhaps more honestly prepared to address serious issues and problems, more open to the idea that different viewpoints should be heard and respected.
Mary Robinson
One of the aspects I like about the film is that there is a kind of emotional, psychological discussion during the storytelling, … Before taking a drug, go through yourself, experience yourself, all your hopes and fears in your own time. Before the pharmacology, do the psychology.
Keanu Reeves
I remember for my 18th birthday, I was going to get a tattoo, and I made the mistake of thinking I was a man and telling my father, and he was like, ‘Oh yeah? You better tattoo a new address on your arm, because you’re not living here!’ And that was the end of that discussion.
Adam Ferrara
We live in this world in order always to learn industriously and to enlighten each other by means of discussion and to strive vigorously to promote the progress of science and the fine arts.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I’m communicating with the directors of the Soviet companies, and I see that it is wrong, but when I go to the official discussions, they discuss we should change the color of the walls.
Anatoly Chubais
Politics is quite draining. There are so many heated discussions and press conferences to cover during a convention.
Megan Alexander
I looked at a lot of the comics and I tried to just get an idea from that. Not necessarily specifics of what my look would be or what the plan would be because I knew the script was evolving. I then started the discussion with Ken, who had been in discussion with you guys, intimately. And that they’d pared it down.
Colm Feore
The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.
Hillary Clinton
But there was no specific discussion when we came to make ‘Hypnotic Eye’ that were going to draw from a specific part of the well, because each song just comes in from wherever it comes. If it fits into a certain bag or feel, I think generally thats an accident!
Mike Campbell
What we want is scientists who don’t become part of the policy discussion: All they do is produce science. If someone becomes an advocate, then I won’t pay as much attention to their science.
George P. Shultz
Films must all have the same structure. All of this to guarantee box office bonanza, which of course it never does, but that’s another discussion entirely.
Dirk Benedict
Recent warming coincides with rapid growth of human-made greenhouse gases. The observed rapid warming gives urgency to discussions about how to slow greenhouse gas emissions.
James Hansen
I loved our music discussion. I live for discussions like that. It’s my favorite thing because it means that people care about music, and actually have an opinion. I feel like it’s dying. Everyone is just really like, they take a step back, but to actually have conviction about what’s good and bad: love it.
Fred Armisen
When things come up, you deal with them. However uncomfortable that is, let’s have this discussion right now.
Derek Trucks
Once the audience has to use themselves to cross the distance to the character, that’s what’s really exciting. That’s when it starts to be a discussion between the art form and the audience, and that’s fun stuff.
Dallas Roberts
The theory of the free press is not that the truth will be presented completely or perfectly in any one instance, but that the truth will emerge from free discussion
e. e. cummings
Don’t criticize in the sack. Discuss constructively later.
Ruth Westheimer
I’ve been offered political shows before, and I don’t know anything about politics and I feel uncomfortable making political opinions – there’s consequences to them. I often think I’m wrong, so I really don’t like getting in political or religious discussions because of the giant possibility that I might be wrong.
Norm MacDonald
As a filmmaker, you are constantly having the discussion with your team about whether something is “relatable”.
Chris Milk
I think there are a lot of opportunities in the Americas that matter deeply to 45 million Latinos in this country, and I would hope to be able to work to maybe elevate the profile of the Americas in our discussion about American global leadership.
Tim Kaine
Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported.
Paul Berg
Remember all of the ‘me too’ social networks built just to have a social feature Facebook and MySpace didn’t have? I built one for political discussion called Essembly. It enabled unique and potentially transformative social interactions, but only 20,000 people ever used it.
Joe Greene
Whenever there is discussion, I make it clear that I do not want any grey zones, just black and white.
Niki Lauda
I’ve learned that I have to be happy with creating discussion and debate and that I shouldn’t be trying to write a book that appeals to the consensus.
Miguel Syjuco
I think many times young women do not give sufficient weight to the unique contribution that they can bring to any discussion or any cause. And they have within them something very special, and they should count all of their experiences as a plus.
Nancy Pelosi
We intend to leave it without further discussion. We respect this request by the government of Uzbekistan
Daniel Fried
In action, the English have the advantage enjoyed by free men always entitled to free discussion: of having a ready judgment on every question. We Germans, on the other hand, are always thinking. We think so much that we never form a judgment.
Heinrich Heine
I started a MySpace teen lit discussion group and invited people to join.
Sarah Mlynowski
The problem is going to be finding the right words and implementing it in a way that is really dealing with people that are inciting and not preventing honest discussion of the underlying causes of this horrendous political situation the world is in now.
Clare Short
Is Michael Moore an honest documentarian? Honestly? I don’t think he is… The real discussion gets left behind the entertainment value.
George A. Romero
I met a bunch of comic-book writers at the Metropolis convention and there was such an interesting discussion about the story of ‘Supergirl’ and trying to get it right. It can be a challenge, because you don’t want it to be the same as the Superman story.
Helen Slater
My mother had me when she was 16, and that was an issue that had to be dealt with. She grew up in a very religious background, and there was a lot of discussion of what they should do with this unborn child. But here I am, and thank goodness.
Carmen Cusack
We are learning more as we interrogate or have discussions with Iraqi scientists and people within the Iraqi structure, that perhaps he destroyed some, perhaps he dispersed some… And so we will find them.
George W. Bush
Until we have a serious discussion, this problem [racism] will continue to occur.
Ilyasah Shabazz
Young people are having a hard time with what’s reality and what’s fantasy these days…We created discussion. It wasn’t to create controversy for sale’s sake, but rather it was my obligation to use the medium for discussion. Nobody’s discussing the grown-up topics; they are faking and fronting.
Chuck D
The themes that the anti-globalization protesters bring to the discussion are of extraordinary importance. However, the theses that they often bring to it, sometimes in the form of slogans, are often oversimple.
Amartya Sen
It’s a big thing to call yourself a poet. All I can say is that I have always written poems. I don’t think I’m interested in any discussion about whether I’m a good poet, a bad poet or a great poet. But I am sure, I want to write great poems. I think every poet should want that.
Clive James
I propose in the following discussion to call one’s own labor, and the equivalent exchange of one’s own labor for the labor of others, the ‘economic means’ for the satisfaction of needs, while the unrequited appropriation of the labor of others will be called the ‘political means’.
Franz Oppenheimer
There are sayings and mantras that sometimes occur in filmmaking discussions, and one of them is that sometimes filmmaking is an olive branch or a reason or an excuse to be able to reach out and create an encounter with someone.
Debra Granik
I assure the ex servicemen that One Rank One Pension has been accepted in principle but it is in talks. We want to get a solution which is acceptable to all. Discussions have come to the final leg, we hope for a positive result.
Narendra Modi
When most people turn on their TVs, they don’t expect a frank discussion of philosophical ideas in their practical context. Or any context.
David O. Russell
I think we at the faculty level have to model this behavior of having people that really truly disagree with one another be able to discuss those beliefs with one another at the level of discussion and argument and not at the level of, you know, personal attack so that our students can learn how to do that, too.
Mark Schlissel
From this experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition.
Angela Merkel
Always trust yourself and your own feelings, as opposed to arguments and discussions. If it turns out that you are wrong, then the natural growth of your inner life will eventually guide you to other insights.
Rainer Maria Rilke
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought-that is to be educated.
Edith Hamilton
The Latin American Left, the criollos, direct descendents of Spaniards, they don’t want to accept that they are the whites of Latin America. They don’t want to talk about race. The discussion for them is based on class struggle, rich against poor, but doesn’t offer the possibility of a dialogue about racial questions.
There is never any fair and thorough discussion of heretical opinions… The greatest harm done is to those who are not heretics, and whose whole mental development is cramped and their reason cowed, by the fear of heresy.
John Stuart Mill
Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner
H. L. Mencken
I think it’s extremely valuable for us to be able to have a conversation in more than one dialect, speaking to more than one demographic here, finding our common ground, and having a very frank discussion about race, for one thing, which is where he is most hard-hitting, race, and the issues of human rights.
Jill Stein
When I found the book was condemned as soon as the book was printed, or rather as soon as it was set up ready to print, I held it in plates for a year nearly, waiting to see what would come out of all this discussion.
John Harvey Kellogg
I don’t worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about Jazz.
Pat Metheny
A discussion becomes destructive when it begins to generate more heat than light.
M. Scott Peck
When I started, there wasn’t a discussion of Season 2, exactly. It was just that season of ‘Loki.’ As we got deeper into production, everyone was very happy, and obviously there’s so much to explore with Loki.
Kate Herron
Back in the day, fans wrote letters to groups – you’d get them, although it could take a while. Now, artists can go online and there’s discussions about what you should and shouldn’t be doing. The minute you announce that you’re recording an album, thousands of people are telling you what that album should be.
Geddy Lee
There’s a horrible fallacy that exists in the popular discussion of fiction these days: the idea that a successful central character need be ‘likeable’ or ‘sympathetic’. It is surely more important that they be human, no? More crucial that they breathe?
Andrew O’Hagan
One of the most serious problems that our country has inherited an unwillingness to talk to anyone who disagrees with us or who won’t accept, before a discussion, all the premises that we demand.
Jimmy Carter
Only greatly insolent people establish a religious law which is to be taken for granted by others, which should be accepted by everyone on faith, without any discussion or doubts. Why must people do this?
Leo Tolstoy
I am quite confident that there are numerous discussions going in various “deep states” throughout the world about how to contain Trump’s America geopolitically and economically, given the early indications that his policies will intensify conflict in many parts of the world.
Richard A. Falk
The simple and terrifying reality, forbidden from discussion in America, was that despite spending $600 billion a year on the military, despite having the best fighting force the world had ever known, they were getting their asses kicked by illiterate peasants who made bombs out of manure and wood.
Michael Hastings
When all is said and done, and statesmen discuss the future of the world, the fact remains that people fight these wars.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I really love having conversations and deconstructing things. I don’t mind not having a laugh every second. Sometimes things deserve a little more discussion, and then you can have some fun after that.
Larry Wilmore
I’m a follower of the Christ path, and that opens a huge discussion about what we even mean by words like “Christian.”
Barbara Brown Taylor
Much discussion of money involves a heavy overlay of priestly incantation.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The only way to increase it is to cultivate your own garden. And the only thing that will help you is poetry, which is the most concentrated form of style…. I don’t care how clever the other professor is, one can’t raise a discussion of modern prose to anything above tea-table level.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The great enemy of knowledge is not error, but inertness. All that we want is discussion; and then we are sure to do well, no matter what our blunders may be. One error conflicts with another, each destroys its opponent, and truth is evolved.
Henry Thomas Buckle
But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I’m kind of fascist with myself, you know. There’s no discussion. There is an order. You follow it.
Karl Lagerfeld
Dividing everybody into genders and sexuality and races and religions, and I think its important to have films out there, to have discussions out there which really try to get to grips with where that kind of thing can lead.
Chiwetel Ejiofor
My discussion with Keith Richards about the creative process led me to believe that there’s an invisible presence of a stream of ever-flowing creativity that we overhear-all you have to do is pull up the antenna and dial it in. This presence allows you to maintain your sense of origin and move forward.
Billy Gibbons
I don’t have a problem with a board that advises, that supervises, one with which we can have a discussion. But we will never accept a board that has control over Puerto Rico’s affairs.
Eduardo Bhatia
Criticism, any amount, we welcome it. Come, let’s have a discussion – in Parliament, all the better.
Lee Hsien Loong
I beg of you always to dwell upon the necessity of a thorough understanding of principles, in order to stop the vivacity of his mind, and please do not forget to meditate upon the subject of our discussion.
Nicolas Malebranche
For all its shortcomings, Wikipedia does have strong governance and deliberative mechanisms; anyone who has ever followed discussions on Wikipedia’s mailing lists will confirm that its moderators and administrators openly discuss controversial issues on a regular basis.
Evgeny Morozov
When a person’s religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn’t that be a subject for discussion and debate?
Lawrence M. Krauss
It’s my job that if somebody wants to have a discussion about something, I’m certainly sensitive to that, and I’m willing to do it.
Joe Torre
My job is to generate discussion.
Matthew Heineman
I think what’s so powerful about Black Lives Matter is we’re the first movement able to take on law enforcement and make it a popular discussion.
Patrisse Cullors
I suggest in my own discussion of this episode, Mann invites us to set the attempt to philosophize about his predicament in the context of Aschenbach’s life. The literary presentation thus adds to the naked philosophical skeleton.
Philip Kitcher
All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility.
John Stuart Mill
But I’ll tell you something: We had a big family discussion about it recently, my two sisters and I, and I pointed out that we all have the same genes as our mother and we’re all susceptible to becoming alcoholics.
Payne Stewart
Don’t bother discussing sex with small children. They rarely have anything to add.
Fran Lebowitz
Ultimately, we have to decide, with the Legislature: Are we willing to take some bold steps to make us even more competitive in the future, competing in a global economy? I think Nebraskans are willing to listen to that discussion. They want an opportunity for their kids and grandkids to live here.
Dave Heineman
We’ll continue our discussion later. Right now I intend to escort Miss Peyton to her room.” “That is not a wise idea, in my opinion,” the earl said. “I’m glad I didn’t ask for it, then,” Simon returned pleasantly
Lisa Kleypas
Teach not with your words, but with your actions; not with discussion but with demonstration. For it is what you do that your children will emulate, and how you are that they will become.
Neale Donald Walsch
Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.
Peter Drucker
Reserved people often really need the frank discussion of their sentiments and griefs more than the expansive. The sternest-seeming stoic is human after all, and to burst with boldness and good-will into the silent sea of their souls is often to confer on them the first of obligations.
Charlotte Bronte
The focus for me is always about health. That’s why I talk about self-care rather than size or anything like that, because that’s something we can all do that’s relatable – this discussion of being healthy form the inside-out.
Iskra Lawrence
I often have discussions with people who demand pluralism and much more. One can discuss these issues, but only within the framework of the law.
Nguyen Minh Triet
There are answers which, in turning away wrath, only send it to the other end of the room, and to have a discussion coolly waived when you feel that justice is all on your own side is even more exasperating in marriage than in philosophy.
George Eliot
Faith is not a leap in the dark; it’s the exact opposite. It’s a commitment based on evidence… It is irrational to reduce all faith to blind faith and then subject it to ridicule. That provides a very anti-intellectual and convenient way of avoiding intelligent discussion.
John Lennox
No one likes doing chores. In happiness surveys, housework is ranked down there with commuting as activities that people enjoy the least. Maybe that’s why figuring out who does which chores usually prompts, at best, tense discussion in a household and, at worst, outright fighting.
Emily Oster
It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government, you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens to illegally enter the U.S.
Elton Gallegly
I found myself fascinated by neuroscience, attended a monthly lecture on brain science at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and was invited to become a member of a discussion group devoted to a new field: neuropsychoanalysis.
Siri Hustvedt
When someone comes to you to talk about a problem, if you move the conversation on to a discussion of potential solutions, you fuel their creative problem solving abilities on average by 20% – not to mention you make them feel better! You make them smarter and more empowered to tackle challenges.
Michelle Gielan
I am a big advocate for having an open discussion about team norms and preferences. At The Muse, some of us like to start working at 7:30 A.M. Others focus best from 10 P.M. to 2 A.M. Create a culture where it’s acceptable not to be working when someone else is working.
Kathryn Minshew
I want to see everyone contribute to the overall costs of the system, and with their entire earnings. I’m convinced that an objective discussion will reveal that the differences between the parties, which have been greatly exaggerated in some quarters, aren’t that significant after all.
Angela Merkel
The writer of these lines has nothing whatsoever to teach anyone; his words are just his contribution to our common discussion of what must inevitably be for us the most important subject which could be discussed by sentient beings.
Wei Wu Wei
But in the prevalent discussion of classes, there are illegitimate transitions to the notions of a ‘nexus’ and of a ‘proposition’. The appeal to a class to perform the services of a proper entity is exactly analogous to an appeal to an imaginary terrier to kill a real rat.
Process and Reality
Alfred North Whitehead
Modern discussions of the possibility of tragedy are not exercises in literary analysis; they are exercises in cultural diagnostics, more or less disguised.
Susan Sontag
With ‘Downsizing,’ a lot of the discussion hasn’t been about the film itself, but about cultural and political conversations happening outside of it. It’s being digested in the context of the time.
Hong Chau
I’m a huge fan of online communities. I think that asynchronous internet-based communication forums such as Reddit and other discussion forums are one of the best things that could possibly have happened to collaborative invention. The Rift certainly would not exist without forums.
Palmer Luckey
Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest moral arbiters among us – the Supreme Court, President Obama – against traditional religion.
Ben Shapiro
If you dread the thought of wasted time in meetings, chances are that your team members feel the same way. Team members are also demotivated by one-way discussions, haphazard participation and arbitrary decisions. Structure every meeting at the start and summarize them at the end.
Martin Zwilling
A unique relationship develops among team members who enter into dialogue regularly. They develop a deep trust that cannot help but carry over to discussions. They develop a richer understanding of the uniqueness of each person’s point of view.
Peter Senge
I don’t think that I would always be asked about my feelings about liberal bias in the media if there wasn’t any liberal bias in the media. If it was a moot question, then we wouldn’t always have the discussion.
Dana Perino
When you strip hope from people, it leaves a void, and that void needs to be filled. And very likely, that void is going to be filled by an ideology… Hope and faith are so connected. Now, when ideology connects with faith, the ideology becomes an item of faith, not a point of discussion.
Alfonso Cuaron
If this Nation really wants to create an effective border security policy, we need to have a debate that includes a discussion about actual solutions to our problems, which means taking all of the political grandstanding and baiting out of the equation.
Raul Grijalva
A person who knows all the answers, has an opinion on everything, has a certainty backed up by rational argument, has very little possibility of further progress. Such a person is unlikely to walk away from a discussion with anything more than a reaffirmation of how right he or she has been all along.
Edward de Bono
As soon as one point alone is removed from the sphere of dogmatic certainty, the discussion will not simply result in a new and better formulation which will have greater consistency but may easily lead to endless debates and general confusion.
Adolf Hitler
We triggered a discussion in society about the connection between church and state as well as our justice system. Putin is the leader, the icon and the guarantor of an authoritarian system that crushes Kremlin critics along with the help of the secret police and ever changing methods and laws.
Yekaterina Samutsevich
Philosophical discussions habitually make men happy and joyful not frowning and sad.
Michel de Montaigne
If somebody comes to a neighborhood coffee hour, or goes to a discussion group, and they have a discussion, I do think that people really walk away with a real understanding of the issues.
Mike Lowry
There are a lot of discussions where people will decide that James Bond is a superhero, because he’s a larger-than-life hero who beats the bad guys by doing larger-than-life things. And I don’t think that’s a useful definition.
Kurt Busiek
Just as a poetic discussion of the weather is not meteorology, so an issuance of moral pronouncements or political creeds about the economy is not economics. Economics is a study of cause-and-effect relationships in an economy.
Thomas Sowell
There is an almost universal tendency, perhaps an inborn tendency, to suspect the good faith of a man who holds opinions that differ from our own opinions. It obviously endangers the freedom and the objectivity of our discussion if we attack a person instead of attacking an opinion or, more precisely, a theory.
Karl Popper
I find this in all these places I’ve been travelling – from India to China, to Japan and Europe and to Brazil – there is a frustration with the terms of public discourse, with a kind of absence of discussion of questions of justice and ethics and of values.
Michael Sandel
We can certainly defuse the intensity of the anti-immigrant feeling if we can bring some reality to the discussion by showing that they are not using that many resources.
Barbara Jordan
[Sexual abuse] is such a sharp, potent topic that we really should have discussions about more openly and more often.
Rachael Taylor
Any war or conflict you enter where you are likely to lose more Americans and expend more treasure is something worthy of very detailed debate. There ought to be a lot of skepticism. There ought to be a lot of discussion.
Stanley A. McChrystal
Always remember that your calmness under fire is your best defense in any argument or discussion.
Robert Greene
Everywhere I go on the campaign trail, I meet voters with a real thirst for a healthy discussion of the issues. Ultimately, people don’t care whether an issue comes from the left or the right. What they want to talk about are ideas that lift America up and make us better. It’s what I call ‘Vertical Politics’.
Mike Huckabee
Some people’s minds we’re not going to change. But if we can’t, we need to bring more positive voices into the discussion.
Ani DiFranco
Whenever there is a discussion on Tollywood anywhere in the world, people talk about Prosenjit Chatterjee – what else can I ask for?
Prosenjit Chatterjee
A safe rule where Jewish propaganda is concerned is to multiply or divide their figures by ten, at least, before accepting them as the basis for discussion.
Arnold Leese
Drafting a constitution is only the first step. The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair, representative referendum.
Emma Bonino
In all the co-temporary discussions and comments, which the Constitution underwent, it was constantly justified and recommended on the ground, that the powers not given to the government, were withheld from it.
James Madison
Her imperturbable self-confidence (Duchesse de Maine) caused Madame de Stael to write that the Duchesse believed in herself the same way she believed in God, without explanation or discussion.
Antonia Fraser
If you take a strong stance and have a clear opinion or statement on any subject online, you’re going to polarize people. And without that polarity, there’s no discussion. Discussion is what I want, which means that I’m fine with the consequences.
Tim Ferriss
I started being me about the songs, not writing objectively, but subjectively. I think it was Dylan who helped me realize that – not by any discussion or anything, but by hearing his work.
John Lennon
Perhaps the habit which distinguishes civilized people from others is that of discussion, exchange of opinion and ideas, the ability to differ without quarrelling, to say what you have to say civilly and then to listen civilly to another speaker.
Katherine Anne Porter
We have to really be intentional right now about holding the media accountable, and taking back the discourse and terms of discussion. It’s been hijacked.
Ani DiFranco
I think you can’t have this discussion and you can’t have a discussion about feminism and the consciousness of the world without having a discussion about what has happened to men lately. They’re holding the other side of the bag.
Amanda Palmer
Jennifer Palmieri going after Kellyanne Conway and the first sound bite is a discussion of Steve Bannon and what a reprobate the Clinton people think he is and how dare you have somebody like that on your team. How dare you campaign on white supremacism. Jennifer Palmieri starts it off.
Rush Limbaugh
I think that there’s been an unfortunate tendency for right wing think tanks to dominate these discussions. They often produce very shoddy studies and policy recommendations, which are nevertheless taken very seriously.
Juan Cole
Liberals allow right-wingers on their platforms to have a ‘civilized discussion,’ but there’s no reasoning with racists. I don’t want them to have a platform that humanizes them. I want to talk down to them and meet them exactly where they are, with absolutely no respect.
I will burn, but this is a mere incident. We shall continue our discussion in eternity.
Michael Servetus
When you have strict censorship of the internet, young students cannot receive a full education. Their view of the world is imbalanced. There can be no true discussion of the issues.
Ai Weiwei
I like better for one to say some foolish thing upon important matters than to be silent. That becomes the subject of discussion and dispute, and the truth is discovered.
Denis Diderot
DISCUSSION, n. A method of confirming others in their errors.
Ambrose Bierce
I felt like the script [of “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore”] was so clear. It was sort of packed full of information. [Macon Blair] puts in a lot of discussion in the script. Characters are introduced very thoughtfully. The way he described walking into particular environments was very specific.
Melanie Lynskey
For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent.
Giacomo Casanova
This freedom of political discussion on the highest level is something which Western civilization has in common with that of classical antiquity, but with no other.
Christopher Dawson
The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
Elihu Root
I do not enter discussions with neighbors who think they can forbid me to think. I do not place my moral sanction upon a murderer’s wish to kill me. When a man attempts to deal with me by force, I answer him-by force.
John Galt
The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American narcissistic obsession with what’s going on with the self, that’s the general thing people are talking about.
Stanley Crouch
Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
Honore de Balzac
If you mention Adolf Hitler or Nazis within a discussion thread, you’ve automatically ended whatever discussion you were taking part in.
Mike Godwin
In any discussion of religion and personality integration the question is not whether religion itself makes for health or neurosis, but what kind of religion and how is it used? Freud was in error when he held that religion is per se a compulsion neurosis. Some religion is and some is not.
Rollo May
Obviously I would never have agreed to be a part of something that would change the colour of my skin had I been playing a human. The bottom line is, I’m playing a cat. There is no more discussion. I am a cat that’s white, let’s not read into it.
Francesca Hayward
For me, equal citizenship for Muslims, Christians, Jews, Atheists and Agnostics is an indisputable principle. Whoever you are, you should get the same rights with no discussion and no compromise.
Tariq Ramadan
Political correctness kills discussion.
Lars von Trier
I will never try to steer myself into a situation that I know might create a discussion after the race any protest immediately cuts down on my social hours after the race is over.
Buddy Melges
Historically, people of color and the Diaspora have been at the bottom of the barrel, even as it relates to immigration. If we don’t engage in the discussion, then what is it that we’re saying to people? That we don’t care?
Marcia Fudge
I just think the whole discussion of class is wrong. It’s not what we do here in America. I don’t think there’s anything called ‘middle class values’ that are different from the values of other people in this country.
Jon Kyl
We as Bible-believing evangelical Christians are locked in a battle. This is not a friendly gentleman’s discussion. It is a life and death conflict between the spiritual hosts of wickedness and those who claim the name of Christ.
Francis Schaeffer
The big idea behind it was to somehow participate in the discussion about justice. What does it mean to be just to the others out there whose lives we do not think about. One of the answers I came up with was simply tell their stories.
Teju Cole
More than 30 years ago, when I had embarked upon the fight against child labour, it was not even considered an issue worth any discussion. It was accepted as a way of life in India, much like it was in other countries. Today, no country or business or society can throw this issue away.
Kailash Satyarthi
Nearly everything faith-related that I have done at Harvard has been followed by free food, from going to services at Harvard’s Episcopal Chaplaincy to attending a day of interfaith discussion and dialogue hosted by the university chaplains in the fall.
Alexandra Petri
At the outstart of discussions of women’s intellectual attainments, it is well to remember how few are the men of the first rank.
Anna Garlin Spencer
I don’t have a problem with many uses of the word genre, just certain ones. I have the most trouble when these labels are used to prevent discussion, to prevent a work from being taken seriously as literature. When we say “genre,” we generally mean “something crappy,” something that would be sold in an airport.
Michael Chabon
To me, the right approach is to say we are profoundly ignorant of these matters. We need to work on them. But to suddenly say the answer is God – it’s that that seems to me to close off the discussion.
Richard Dawkins
Nothing so sharpens the thought process as writing down one’s arguments. Weaknesses overlooked in oral discussion become painfully obvious on the written page.
Hyman Rickover
That’s the one thing that I love about Twitter. There’s no rule that says it’s a discussion. So I love when I tweet something and somebody wants to have a conversation with me. I’m like, “Oh no, I don’t use Twitter for conversations. I just say what I want to say so you can ask me a question but I’m not answering it.”
Colton Dunn
Free discussion is the only necessary Constitution – the only necessary Law of the Constitution.
Richard Carlile
The Occupy movement did create spontaneously communities that taught people something: you can be in a supportive community of mutual aid and cooperation and develop your own health system and library and have open space for democratic discussion and participation. Communities like that are really important.
Noam Chomsky
Many school administrators are so cautious that they have erroneously erased all traces of religion. Some have run roughshod over teachers. Others have attempted to squelch all discussion of religion.
Mathew Staver
I think people are afraid. I remember when we’d have discussions in the ’60s among people who were active. We’d say, “Well, people are afraid,” and the answer to us was, “If you’re afraid, you know you should be doing something.” People are afraid today, but they’re not doing anything.
Lynne Stewart
I’m sure a lot of the hardcore folks are going to be up in arms and I’m really looking forward to getting into that discussion with them. I don’t believe I’m compromising on my gameplay ideals at all. [But] any artist who doesn’t want his or her work in front of the largest audience possible is nuts.
Warren Spector
The object . . . is to discover methods of condensing information concerning large groups of allied facts into brief and compendious expressions suitable for discussion.
Francis Galton
I’m not technically adept at music, but I’d love to be part of a discussion of where progressive rock ends and country music begins.
William Shatner
I don’t think there’s any serious discussion inside the Chinese government about liberalising. I don’t think anything’s going to change in China until enough Chinese say, ‘We’re not going to play this game any more.’
Rebecca MacKinnon
One of the most common ways to overcome resistance to change is to educate people about it beforehand. Communication of ideas helps people see the need for and the logic of a change. The education process can involve one-on-one discussions, presentations to groups, or memos and reports.
John P. Kotter
I never discuss discussions.
Dag Hammarskjold
For our discussion is on no trifling matter, but on the right way to conduct our lives.
I think the rating system is a way to open more discussion with wrestling fans about matches. To me, it’s just another outlet to voice their opinions, so that’s why I think they are so passionate about it.
Adam Cole
‘Nicholas Nickleby’ was the best example, where 43 people could make an audience of 1,500 look at a fingernail at any given moment. It was so controlled, and yet it was a group of disparate individuals. It was a happy, constructive time, and it seemed to be an active discussion of what makes the theater work.
Roger Rees
With European powers no new subjects of difficulty have arisen, and those which were under discussion, although not terminated, do not present a more unfavorable aspect for the future preservation of that good understanding which it has ever been our desire to cultivate.
Martin Van Buren
I often felt myself the lone voice in discussions suggesting that basic democratic principles be followed. I recommended that not only should workers’ voices be heard, but they should actually have a seat at the table. You have the old boys’ club discussing how the old boys’ club should be reformed.
Joseph Stiglitz
The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater.
Robertson Davies
After a great deal of discussion in Soviet literature about the correct definition of a combination, it was decided that from the point of view of a methodical approach it was best to settle on this definition – A combination is a forced variation with a sacrifice.
Alexander Kotov
No danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is an opportunity for full discussion. Only an emergency can justify repression.
Louis D. Brandeis
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
John Dalberg-Acton
I think that we need to be careful, as reporters and as journalists, not to take the bait and not to get into an endless discussion about issues that are trivial.
Jonathan Karl
A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
I spend a lot of my time just developing material; or the company does. That material can come from a book, can come from a newspaper, can come from a discussion and sometimes it can come from a script that got passed over and is floating around.
Ridley Scott
Many young people now end a discussion with the supposedly definitive and unanswerable statement that such is their opinion, and their opinion is just as valid as anyone else’s. The fact is that our opinion on an infinitely large number of questions is not worth having, because everyone is infinitely ignorant.
Theodore Dalrymple
What I want is to create a discussion about what is happening around the world and to provoke some debate with these pictures. Nothing more than this.
Sebastiao Salgado
People have extreme beliefs about whether it is right for humans to tamper with embryos in any way at all. Sometimes the values discussion gets conflated with the science discussion. We shouldn’t pretend we’re having an argument about science when we’re having an argument about values.
Mark Walport
As an engineer, I learned that a long time ago: you don’t want to get into a rational discussion about irrational subjects.
Shahid Khan
My granny would come out and stay with us in the winter, and we would listen to the reports from the coastal stations and have a discussion in the middle of Glasgow about what the weather was like in Tiree.
Johann Lamont
Honest discussions – even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree – can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.
David Price
Well, it’s a – I don’t want to disappoint you, but it’s a time worn tradition of Australian Governments over many years not to get into any discussion about that aspect of intelligence matters.
Alexander Downer
But while the American Constitution was the child of war, ours grew out of discussion, bargaining and negotiation.
John Allen Fraser
Being an artist, being an actor, it’s about telling stories that could heal, that could open up discussion that could make the community better.
Richard Cabral
[Possible Attorney General] that’s a discussion I’d like to have with [Donald Trump].
George Stephanopoulos
The bitter clamor of two eager tongues.
William Shakespeare
The subject of criminal rehabilitation was debated recently in City Hall. It’s an appropriate place for this kind of discussion because the city has always employed so many ex-cons and future cons.
Mike Royko
In less than eighteen months, it prepared a first draft which it submitted to the General Assembly and which, at the end of one hundred sessions of elevated, often impassioned discussion, was adopted in the form of thirty articles on December 10, 1948.
Rene Cassin
Arun Jaitely challenged me to a debate on national affairs, but when I said he should include Amritsar and Punjab in the discussion, he shied away. He didn’t agree because he doesn’t know much about Punjab.
Amarinder Singh
September 11 shocked many Americans into an awareness that they had better pay much closer attention to what the US government does in the world and how it is perceived. Many issues have been opened for discussion that were not on the agenda before. That’s all to the good.
Noam Chomsky
I was highly aware, in writing [the book] ROOM, that there are unsavoury aspects to our interest in such cases, and I thought it was rather honester to include discussion of media representation in the novel itself than to cling to the high moral ground by merely avoiding scenes of voyeurism, for instance.
Emma Donoghue
Instead of looking on discussion as a stumbling block in the way of action, we think it an indispensable preliminary to any wise action at all.
By bringing current events into the classroom, everyday discussion, and social media, maybe we don’t need to wait for our grandchildren’s questions to remind us we should have paid more attention to current events.
Adora Svitak
It is a sign of a medium’s immaturity when one of the main topics of discussion is the medium itself.
Tom Standage
Al Qaeda has dominated the battlefield of the soul among the disaffected, disenfranchised, and dissatisfied. It promises action instead of discussion.
Malcolm Nance
It is not the role of the United States to dictate change, but to enter into discussions with our friends.
Colin Powell
Negotiation and discussion are the greatest weapons we have for promoting peace and development.
Nelson Mandela
[Being unique] gives so much privilege to people who can make it, rather than having some moral and aesthetic discussions.
Ai Weiwei
Before the 11th of September, in my discussions with many officials of the United States, some of them are Congressmen, I used to say that “don’t deal with terrorists as playing games.” It’s a different story. You’re going to pay the price if you’re not wise in dealing with terrorists.
Bashar al-Assad
The better proof of reverence for that holy name would be not to profane it by making it a topic of legislative discussion.
James Madison
Yes, alive,” said Fudge. “That is — I don’t know — is a man alive if he can’t be killed? I don’t really understand it, and Dumbledore won’t explain properly — but anyway, he’s certainly got a body and is walking and talking and killing, so I suppose, for the purposes of our discussion, yes, he’s alive.
J. K. Rowling
I got so tired of hearing those proverbs when I was a child. Now I use them all the time. Sometimes they are the best way to say what needs to be said. I teach them to my students. I have a collection of proverbs for class discussion and writing assignments.
Marva Collins
So, when the discussion about not using the term feminist came up at a conference workshop, I couldn’t believe it. The more I listened, the more I felt the need to express my passion about my identity as a feminist.
Betty Buckley
It is the good fortune of the affluent country that the opportunity cost of economic discussion is low and hence it can afford all kinds.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I use many different gadgets connected with computers; I use PCs, laptops and a Palm Pilot. I also use the Internet to visit websites, especially within Polish-language Internet. I usually go to political discussion groups and sites – of course, as I use my real name, people never believe that they are chatting with me!
Lech Walesa
After all, what is cinema? It is an interaction, a discussion that throws up questions and provides some solutions. The solutions might look simple, impractical or too fictionalised. But one must realise that viewers empathise with certain characters because they strike a chord with the viewers’ needs and frame of mind.
Suresh Gopi
Typically, discussions of the safety net boil down to one side wanting to spend more in the name of compassion, and the other side wanting to spend less in the name of fiscal restraint. In both cases, money serves as a proxy for moral responsibility.
Todd Young
The subject of bisexuality really needs much more discussion. Its a status that does exist.
Clive Davis
I think, in my own state, I can tell you that people do want to hear a serious discussion on serious issues.
Bernie Sanders
I don’t really know where the rumors started. They just started. Because I saw a number of people rumored for the role and there was never any discussion, never any conversations. I think Chadwick Boseman is a great actor. I saw Get on Up and he killed that role. So, I think he’s going to do a great job.
Morris Chestnut
To understand a difficult topic like Iraq takes patience and care. Unfortunately, you rarely hear a patient, careful or thoughtful discussion of intelligence these days.
George Tenet
Artists are valuable to public discussion: They show the correlation between doing and thinking.
Olafur Eliasson
You know, there’s a great discussion – I think that groups like the NRA have been really, really good at trying to divide us by fears, that the ideas that, well, Democrats want to take everybody’s guns away. And that’s not true.
Steve Bullock
The green-light meeting, when I first started at Paramount, would consist of maybe three or four of us in a room. Perhaps two or three of us would have read the script under discussion.
Peter Bart
The actual sight of a first-class house that a Negro has built is ten times more potent than pages of discussion about a house that he ought to build, or perhaps could build.
Booker T. Washington
One of the silliest of all discussions is the question whether God is personal-it would be more useful to inquire whether ice is frozen.
Austin Farrer
Creativity is our North Star. This way of working and this speed, this new opening and innovation, putting everything in discussion must remain at the base of what we do.
Marco Bizzarri
My ex-wife was a philosophy major at NYU. Yeah, she and I used to have deep philosophical discussions where she would prove that I didn’t exist.
Woody Allen
In the most civilized and progressive countries freedom of discussion is recognized as a fundamental principle.
C. E. M. Joad
In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.
Edgar Allan Poe
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Noam Chomsky
We need to take a whole UK perspective on this [Brexit]. The Mayor of London has got a role in those kinds of discussions.
Stephen Crabb
The Chinese government has been clear in its goal and purpose for creating and expanding Confucius Institutes throughout the country, namely to distort academic discourse on China, threaten and silence defenders of human rights, and create a climate intolerant of dissent or open discussion.
Seth Moulton
I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing; and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject.
Charles Babbage
What is interesting about the revolts is that they show that there is never anything purely spontaneous, and there is always some thinking and discussion, and thus some kind of organization involved in it.
Nigel Gibson
I am astonished about those people who are ordered to prepare their provisions, then the start of the journey is announced, however they remain unmindful in their vain discussions and fruitless deeds.
Hasan of Basra
Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns, and he is doing it again now, by not telling people what is really necessary. He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues, those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.
Angela Merkel
I have founded Khudi, in Pakistan, a youth movement which tries to counter extremist ideology through healthy discussion and debate.
Maajid Nawaz
Ideas are so much flat psychological surface unless some mirrored matter gives them cognitive lustre. This is why as a pragmatistI have so carefully posited ‘reality’ ab initio, and why throughout my whole discussion, I remain an epistemologist realist.
William James
Discussions of health care in the U.S. usually focus on insurance companies, but, whatever their problems, they’re not the main driver of health-care inflation: providers are.
James Surowiecki
The community which does not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can’t stand discussion, let it crack.
Wendell Phillips
…discussion is also a most excellent means to avoid -decision-
Fulton J. Sheen
I understand that and I have had very candid discussions with Saudi leaders in the past. I respect their culture and their heritage and their traditions, but I think that they now, as they move forward, will have to start examining these traditions and these practices to see whether or not change is appropriate.
Colin Powell
We need writers, we need to tell stories that include minority people, and then we won’t have this discussion about Oscar so white.
Pauletta Pearson Washington
There must be free and open interdepartmental discussion and consideration of everyone’s ideas and opinions. These internal discussions must not be considered an invasion of turf, and must remain private… When everyone is on the same page, trust develops, and teams can grow and succeed together.
Jerry Reinsdorf
If I believe we need free personal care, we need an honest discussion about what it costs with a well-managed, well-trained workforce.
Johann Lamont
“Win” is about the specific use of specific words to connect you to your employer or employees, politicians to voters – and frankly, to help people win debates, have discussions, and improve the level of communication.
Frank Luntz
Debt ceiling is something that, you know, any time the president asks for the authority to increase the debt ceiling, the debt burden on our children and grandchildren, I think that requires a pretty serious discussion, robust debate.
Ron Johnson
The president [Barack Obama] understands that the country’s very concerned about [terrorism] issue. And I think what you’re going to hear from him is a discussion about what government’s doing to ensure all of our highest priority, the protection of the American people.
Barack Obama
Even though standup seems like one-way conversation, if you’re doing it right, it’s actually a two-way discussion between the comic and the audience… the audience just happens to be communicating through laughter.
Dave Rubin
It is easy to forget, since the Catholic Church is now the only large American religious denomination whose ecclesiastical hierarchy continues to oppose birth control, that only a century ago the leaders of nearly all churches were united in their resistance to any public discussion of the subject.
Susan Jacoby
The internet makes information easier to come by, but harder to control – think of the success of blogs like ConservativeHome and Guido Fawkes. I definitely think Parliament’s website can be improved – perhaps it could have better access to video feed, include interactive features or have discussion forums.
Theresa May
So I think it’s important to communicate with the people in terms of what the real facts are on these proposals and try to have a discussion and a dialogue that gives people information. I think they’re hungry for that rather than just political rhetoric.
John Podesta
It’s amazing–my parents call everything a discussion. If I were standing across the street, firing a bazooka at my mother, while my father was launching mortar back at me, and Jeffery was charging down the driveway with a grenade in his teeth, my parents would say we should stop having this public “discussion”.
Jordan Sonnenblick
A scientist’s aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify.
Leo Szilard
Feminism was not a rulebook but a discussion, a conversation, a process…
Tavi Gevinson
My father was this huge, influential intellectual in the ’60s and ’70s. He was one of the main players in the cultural discussion in Sweden, the editor of papers.
David Lagercrantz
I’m happy to have discussions about what’s going on creatively to an extent but I need final cut on absolutely everything. And that’s hard to get in 2016 if you’re hell-bent on doing everything your own way.
Derek E. Miller
The one image that’s been causing a lot of discussion is one image that I shot of a man falling head-first from the building, before the buildings fell down. He was trapped in the fire, and decided to jump and take his own life, rather than being burned.
Richard Drew
One good analogy is worth three hours discussion.
Dudley Field Malone
When people on airplanes ask me what I do, I used to say I was a physicist, which ended the discussion. I once said I was a cosmologist, but they started asking me about makeup, and the title ‘astronomer’ gets confused with astrologer. Now I say I make maps.
Margaret Geller
We often confuse spiritual knowledge with spiritual attainment. Spirituality is not a matter of knowing scriptures and engaging in philosophical discussions. It is a matter of heart culture, of unmeasurable strength.
Mahatma Gandhi
The teacher’s role in discussion is to keep it going along fruitful lines – be moderating, guiding, correcting and arguing like one more students.
Mortimer Adler
Kids and violent TV, violent TV and violence, violence and kids. The only people missing from this discussion are the parents. Where are we? Gone. Abdicated.
Anna Quindlen
The shuddering would not stop. The pain was like the end of the world. He thought: There comes a point when the very discussion of pain becomes redundant. No one knows there is pain the size of this in the world. No one. It is like being possessed by demons.
Stephen King
Whether you like Mourinho’s style or not is open to discussion but he has won in different places and this has a lot of merit.
Diego Simeone
As always with any discussion of elite immunity, it’s crucial to note that what makes this development such a particularly warped travesty is that the very same elites who enjoy this immunity have created the world’s largest, and the Western world’s most oppressive and merciless, penal state for ordinary citizens.
Glenn Greenwald
So many little lives, amounting to nothing. I ask you: What is infinity multiplied by zero? It is hardly worth our discussion.
Alan Lightman
The networks initiated the discussion of live coverage.
Ron Ziegler
In my work a good library is essential. It enables me to learn the background and previous discussions of the various issues I am called upon to decide. It provides the stability and continuity for the rule of law.
Sandra Day O’Connor
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Joseph Joubert
All my friends are rock critics, so we talk about rock criticism a lot. Because of that, in order to be part of the conversation, you have to have an awareness of what the discussion is.
Chuck Klosterman
A Colombia without coca and without conflict was an impossible dream just a few years or decades ago, and today I can tell you it is a real possibility. Just imagine it. We have already begun discussion of the last two substantive points: victims and the end of the conflict.
Juan Manuel Santos
I can’t imagine what it must be like to be one of the indigenous people of the United States of America. I can’t imagine watching the news every day – as people debate whose country this is and who should be in charge of it and how to make it great again – and hardly ever see your people brought into the discussion.
W. Kamau Bell
The truth is, I mostly thought about ‘Accidental Racist’ in terms of my fans. This song was meant to generate discussion among the people who listen to my albums. What I was most worried about is that my fan base would think that I was preaching to them.
Brad Paisley
Metaphysical speculation is about as pointless as a discussion on the meaning of one’s lungs. They’re for breathing.
P. D. James
What may begin as a temporary method to circumvent reasoned discussion and debate for the sake of a prized political goal may very well end up permanently undermining the trust required for its existence.
Jason Stanley
The Senate has unlimited debate; in the House, debate is ruthlessly circumscribed. There is frequent discussion as to which technique most effectively frustrates democratic process.
John Kenneth Galbraith
If the great thing about the Internet is that it throws wide the doors of discussion to everyone, the bad thing about the Internet is that it throws wide the doors of discussion to everyone.
Howard Jacobson
What’s increasingly clear is that when you are open to a discussion of leadership, and you’re relating it to your company, it is much easier to get people to become open.
Kenneth I. Chenault
The purpose of apologetics is not just to win an argument or a discussion, but that people with whom we are in contact may become Christians and then live under the Lordship of Christ in the whole spectrum of life.
Francis Schaeffer
Theory now: concern for truth must not hobble our discussion.
Mason Cooley
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become much more effective at seeking and accepting help and bringing other people into the discussion. You start to understand that you can’t control or fix everything on your own.
Joanna Coles
I am, it seems, an avant-garde dramatist. It would even seem obvious since I am present here at discussions on the avant-garde theatre. It is all entirely official. But what does the term avant-garde mean?
Eugene Ionesco
The virtual suppression of ethical discussion after 1845 produces the semblance of purely descriptive analysis, dressed in the mantle of positivist objectivity, analysis which is, in fact, strung to a framework of crude, because unexplicated, moral assumptions.
John Carroll
All over the web there are some very good critics and it’s become for people who are interested. It’s become a very good way to get to reviews and involve yourself in discussions.
Roger Ebert
What the restored gospel brings to the discussion on marriage and family is so large and so relevant that it cannot be overstated: we make the subject eternal!
L. Tom Perry
If someone tries to put limits on the press, I’ll be the first one standing up for the right of press, left and right, to continue saying and being part of the discussion and forwarding the discussion.
Rand Paul
Discussions of Western civilization are too often confined to works of high art that reflect a relatively narrow element of public taste and experience.
Ibn Warraq
In the late 1950s a major topic under discussion was whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons.
John Polanyi
I feel like Vertigo is a place to have an adult discussion for adult readers.
Gail Simone
Inspiration, in its rich variety, must be present in any discussion about Africa. We need role models – they are essential to the advancement of our society.
Richard Attias
Sunday was the normal day for the political awareness session at sea. Ordinarily Putin would have officiated, reading some Pravada editorials, followed by selected quotations from the works of Lenin and a discussion of the lessons to be learned from the readings. It is very much like a church service.
Tom Clancy
There has been failure, particularly with the effort to protect our coast and our marsh. And that was the biggest topic of discussion in a very frank meeting we had with the president.
Bobby Jindal
For each book, there’s a back story of where the idea came from. Sometimes it’s derived from a current event or topic of discussion. Often it begins with a character. And often, I have NO idea what sparked the idea. It’s just there.
Sandra Brown
To have a discussion about the plusses and minuses of various forms of group action, though, is going to require discussing the current tools and services as they exist, rather than discussing their caricatures or simply wishing that they would disappear.
Clay Shirky
As a result of our [my campaign’s] discussions and other interactions with gay and lesbian voters across the state, I am more convinced than ever that as we seek to establish full equality for America’s gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent [Ted Kennedy].
Mitt Romney
Our necks are getting injured from looking down, and the movie screen gives you opportunity to look up, you know? It gives you an opportunity to possibly have a discussion with someone afterwards.
Debra Granik
I think we perhaps are, with sleep, where we were with smoking about 50 years ago, in that we had all of the science, and it was right there for the public discussion, but it’s not yet adequately sort of percolated out into policy or even just public wisdom.
Matthew Walker
Now that we’re seeing that you can be a really masculine football player and a homosexual, you can be a really girly boy who likes to dress in women’s clothes, I think that it’s just been adding to the whole discussion about homosexuality and society.
Manila Luzon
Can you imagine in 2016 there is a discussion about #OscarsSoWhite? Is it a novelty we’ve just discovered that the whole production machine is dominated by only one type of human being, excluding women, excluding gays, excluding minorities? This is not new.
Raoul Peck
At the highest level, a discussion can be good sometimes to get everyone back on their toes.
Kevin De Bruyne
When you start talking about the known knowns and the unknown unknowns, you’re thrown into a crazy meta-level discussion. Do I know what I know, do I know what I don’t know, do I know what I don’t know I don’t know. It becomes a strange, Lewis Carroll – like nursery rhyme.
Errol Morris
You’ve got to treat people as equals, and make them feel like it’s their company. I don’t know if I’ve had any impact or helped persuade Frank [to sell Eastern]. But, I can tell you, there were many discussions on the subject.
Michael Milken
…every monologue sooner or later becomes a discussion.
Graham Greene
But because media is what media is today, any stupid, absurd remark made by Donald Trump becomes the story of the week. Maybe, just maybe, we might want to have a serious discussion about the serious issues facing America. Donald Trump will not look quite so interesting in that context.
Bernie Sanders
We are having Internet Governance discussions and meetings and a very large number of people are discussing the future of the Internet who have no clue as to what the Internet is except that it is important and that they have to be involved.
Steve Crocker
People tend to take sides in these discussions. They feel obligated to say baseball is in catastrophic circumstance or no problem at all. I think extremes are misleading. I think there’s a problem and it’s of modest dimensions.
Andrew Zimbalist
I like a quiet evening with family or friends over, great food and great discussion and a lot of laughter. That’s really what I think fills my tank.
Anna Eshoo
We need some clergy with some backbone, who don’t mind making uncomfortable at times those who are very comfortable, and challenging them at the core of their faith, at least causing them to pause and to have dialogue and to be open for further discussion.
Tim McDonald
My statements aren’t incomplete, they’re just in-progress. It’s a debate and a discussion.
I also believe that if we’re serious about change, we need to have a real discussion about public financing for congressional elections.
Barack Obama
I have long felt that it is readers and viewers of conservative media who could benefit from a more balanced discussion of what is at stake in our policy and the actions of our government.
Joe Wilson
There’s a whole system in Hollywood where the director never speaks to the studio, but I like to engage them in a discussion. I listen.
Baz Luhrmann
I am of course thinking here about new planes such as the Sukhois. There is very little discussion about such developments but, for me, I am constantly astonished by the current developments within the Russian airforce.
Paul Virilio
I don’t want to get into the ‘who’s a hostage-taker’ discussion here, but what is the estate tax? It’s a double tax on death. Economists will tell you that it’s really not a tax that soaks the rich, but it’s a tax on capital that deprives business investment and therefore job creation.
Paul Ryan
[Kathleen Blackshear] just said, “Have you thought of looking at this?” and so on and so on and so on. And it was a discussion group where everyone had a say, and it was a tremendous learning experience.
Warren MacKenzie
I am incrementally a pessimist, but I see the international debate that Edward Snowden has engendered, and I think this is exactly where the discussion should be. So, I would say I’m more optimistic than pessimistic.
Adam Savage
The skilful disputant well knows that he never has his enemy at more advantage than when, by allowing the premises, he shows him arguing wrong from his own principles.
William Warburton
The last months, weeks and days have seen accelerating discussions, involving the DUP for the first time, about a comprehensive agreement which would see all outstanding matters dealt with and the Good Friday Agreement implemented in full.
Gerry Adams
It’s just hard to have a nuanced discussion with like a thousand people, 30 of which are white-power skinheads.
Ian MacKaye
After Daskalos returned to his armchair and was getting ready to continue our discussion I asked him whether the affliction of that man was due to karmic debts.
Kyriacos C. Markides
I have been fortunate to collaborate with people who have been open to discussion. If I tell them something, they have always explained to me why they want it the other way.
Fahadh Faasil
The latest literary discussions reflect a struggle between two artistic methods – romanticism and realism, with the latter clearly ascendant for the time being.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
In the 1980s, Vietnam emerged in our culture as a legitimate and compelling topic for discussion rather than something to be hidden in shame.
Bobbie Ann Mason
A strong-willed child – a strong-willed child, more than anyone else, needs to learn to use emotion and discussion to resolve issues. That’s the last child in the whole world you want to hit.
Sean Hannity
The law says if you poison the water, you’ll die. The law says that if you poison the air, you’ll suffer. The law says if you degrade where you live, you’ll suffer… If you don’t learn that, you can only suffer. There’s no discussion with this law.
Oren Lyons
‘I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes,’ she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.
Marilyn French
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
Claude Monet
When I got to Princeton I made a point of attending the Philosophy Club and listening to the lectures, but I didn’t get involved in any discussions in those clubs. I guess after the first year, I dropped that.
Stephen Cole Kleene
I am kind of like the guide, the leader of this discussion. It could be from me, it could be from other people, it could be a mixture. It’s a real sort of guild. I lead it and direct it and inspire it.
Rei Kawakubo
We as Republicans understand that we have got to protect these… entitlement programs – these entitlement programs for our seniors today. And we have to sit down and have a discussion. We need more ideas on the table.
Eric Cantor
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.
Vladimir Nabokov
In theater or movies you see either ‘I’m religious’ or ‘I’m an atheist.’ I’ve never seen too much discussion of ‘I believe there’s a higher power but I’m hesitant to reach out to him because I don’t know if I’m worthy of his attention.
Zach Braff
In all church discussions we are apt to forget the second Testament is avowedly only a supplement. Jesus came to complete the law and the prophets. Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing. Christianity is incomprehensible without Judaism, as Judaism is incomplete without Christianity.
Benjamin Disraeli
She started thinking about all the euphemisms for death, all the anxious taboos that had always fascinated her. It was too bad you could never have an intelligent discussion on the subject. People were either too young or too old, or else they didn’t have time.
Tove Jansson
I have always endeavoured to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion.
Nelson Mandela
I think the discussion of, you know, can we put a cap on wealth creation and distribution – it’s something that should be at the heart of every Christian that is a capitalist. Is, what is the purpose I’m doing with this wealth?
Steve Bannon
The screenplay is a great document because it makes you have many discussions prior to actually being on the floor.
Robert Schwentke
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
Lord Acton
As I continue to believe that innovation and entrepreneurship are the key drivers to our economic future, it’s frustrating to hear such little cogent discussion around it.
Brad Feld
I would like to start a discussion about ending solitary confinement. I’d like to start a discussion about the removal of MO wings – an “MO” is a “Mental Observation” inmate – from Rikers Island, to be set up in mental health institutions. You can’t put people in jail for having mental disorders.
Cecily McMillan
It’s not like a choice to have an identity politics discussion when you’re living it all the time. And if it’s uncomfortable, well then maybe the way that we need to deal with that is by letting things be uncomfortable.
Julien Baker
Following the end of the Cold War, there was much discussion concerning the point of NATO. In the event, it was reinvented as a means of reducing Russia’s reach on its western frontiers and seeking to isolate it. Its former East European client states were admitted to NATO, as were the Baltic states.
Martin Jacques
I know having a social media profile removed is a 21st century privileged problem – but it is the way a lot of us live. These profiles mimic our physical selves and a lot of the time are even more important. They are ways to connect with an audience, to start discussion, and to create change.
Petra Collins
This whole notion that the robot has to declare nuclear war is one part of the discussion, but it may not be reality. Reality is, maybe it can empathize to a far greater degree than we can and experience a way wider range of emotions. So, why not have a robot that can do that?
Neill Blomkamp
Films can’t change the society; they can simply open the space for the discussion which can lead to social change and can start new forms of social activism.
Joshua Oppenheimer
At that time two opposing concepts of the Game called forth commentary and discussion. The foremost players distinguished two principal types of Game, the formal and the psychological.
Hermann Hesse
It’s so funny because a lot of times we’ll have these discussions as writers, and you feel like you’re having a discussion with your wife: ‘I don’t know. Are they ready to have another baby? Is it time? Well, she’s not getting any younger.’
Jason Katims
There are times when I wonder how I ever thought that I could dramatize the death of a national discussion as a family comedy.
Theresa Rebeck
I was completely surrounded by religion from a young time. I was taught by my father. I engaged in discussions with him and many of these scholars who visited and came around the dining table, the lunch table, and attended many lectures with my dad. And so I learned the apprentice way.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
Do not enter into a learned discussion with your guests unless you are assured of their ability, so as not to put them to shame.
Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg
By calling GMOs ‘poison’ and ‘evil,’ Bill Maher poisons the well of reasoned scientific discussion with ideologically driven fear mongering.
Kyle Hill
The laws of art are eternal and don’t change at all, as the moral laws don’t change in human beings.
Max Beckmann
I see myself as, first and above all, a teacher of history; next, a writer of European history; next, a commentator on European affairs; next, a public intellectual voice within the American left; and only then an occasional, opportunistic participant in the pained American discussion of the Jewish matter.
Tony Judt
I do engage veterans. I meet with the veterans’ service organizations monthly. It’s a direct, no-holds-barred discussion. I travel to their conventions, where I speak to the veterans membership. I do travel. I’ve been to all 50 states. When I do, I engage veterans locally. So I get direct feedback from those veterans.
Eric Shinseki
One of the hardiest myths in British public life is that there is a conspiracy of silence on immigration. Liberals and leftists, it is alleged, have bandied together to prevent debate or discussion of ‘mass immigration’ into the U.K., caused by Labour’s ‘open door’ policies.
Mehdi Hasan
I can’t recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open – any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate.
Dennis Ritchie
We can’t accommodate terrorism. When someone uses the slaughter of innocent people to advance a so-called political cause, at that point the political cause becomes immoral and unjust and they should be eliminated from any serious discussion, any serious debate.
Rudy Giuliani
I believe that there is an urgent need to restructure the discussion of war to include the impact it has on women.
Zainab Salbi
It’s an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
Robert A. Heinlein
I’m a black woman every day, and I’m not confused about that. I’m not worried about that. I don’t need to have a discussion with you about how I feel as a black woman, because I don’t feel disempowered as a black woman.
Shonda Rhimes
NEPA’s common sense approach to foster discussion and collaboration about major development projects has worked well to protect our national treasures and resources.
Frances Beinecke
India seeks to be a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council… things like this don’t happen automatically, you need constant dialogue and discussion with the world.
Pratibha Patil
Were it not that it might require too long a discussion, it would not be difficult to demonstrate that a large and well-organized republic can scarcely lose its liberty from any other cause than that of anarchy, to which a contempt of the laws is the high-road.
Alexander Hamilton
I just like making people laugh, and buried in that I like to bring up topics and start discussions.
Albert Brooks
The Holocaust of Nazi Germany is certainly no less of a historic crime than the Holocaust that went on for centuries against African-Americans. That process of reparations, and a truth and reconciliation discussion, was extremely helpful in the country of Germany, and we need to have that here.
Jill Stein
I’ve always felt that sort of in the abstract, open-source is the right thing to do for a lot of the kinds of things that we do. There are a variety of issues that make it a very complex discussion as to whether it actually works as a business.
James Gosling
Bush and bin Laden are really on the same side: the side of faith and violence against the side of reason and discussion. Both have implacable faith that they are right and the other is evil.
Richard Dawkins
There are a lot of comics at the top end making staggering amounts of money and selling out stadiums. I think stand-up is a more intimate thing than that. Maybe because of the kind of comedy I do. It’s like a discussion, but I’m the one with the microphone.
Marcus Brigstocke
Open discussion of many major public questions has for some time now been taboo. We can’t open our mouths without being denounced as racists, misogynists, supremacists, imperialists or fascists. As for the media, they stand ready to trash anyone so designated.
Saul Bellow
The training one receives when one becomes a technician, like a data scientist – we get trained in mathematics or computer science or statistics – is entirely separated from a discussion of ethics.
Cathy O’Neil
I have an RSS reader, Feeddler. I mostly subscribe to board game blogs – they have reviews of new games and discussions about trends. It’s straight-up dork talk.
Rich Sommer
You know, I’m a product of my environment, gettin’ into everything you know a kid my age would get into, a lot of negativity was surroundin’ me. And we came, sat up and had a discussion about makin’ a record, I think I was more or less overwhelmed with just that fact.
I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice – and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree!
Harold H. Greene
A good rule for discussion is to use hard facts and a soft voice.
Dorothy Sarnoff
Now younger actresses will have a confidence in those discussions with their agents and be able to say, “Can we make sure that I’m being paid the right amount for the work that I’m doing?”
Felicity Jones
We want to detect malware, regardless of its source or purpose. Politics don’t even enter the discussion, nor should they. Any malware, even targeted, can get out of hand and cause ‘collateral damage’ to machines that aren’t the intended victim.
Mikko Hypponen
I think that the U.S. does have this very much more open attitude, and I admire it very much and I think it’s very important to the world. But the information and the discussion sometimes come too late, after the effective decision has been made.
E. P. Thompson
It is a mistake to look to the Bible to close a discussion; the Bible seeks to open one.
William Sloane Coffin
I have ideas, but those ideas could be wrong. The only way that you would change someone’s mind is through dialogue, through productive discussion. If you’re not going to have productive discussion, what are you going to do?
Tennys Sandgren
And I hope very much that the ALP will become increasingly engaged in the international discussions that are taking place amongst centre-left parties generally.
Patricia Hewitt
At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper-no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.
Winston Churchill
Ideas run wild without discussion.
Serge King
Our music has depth, and attempts philosophical thought and meaning with discussions of infinity, eternity and mortality. There is a line which people cross that turns it into some magical, mystical realm, for which I dont claim responsibility and dont hold any great truck with.
David Gilmour
We can’t be anti-everything – we need an energy plan that adds up. But there’s a lack of numeracy in the public discussion of energy. Where people do use numbers, they select them to sound big and score points in arguments, rather than to aid thoughtful discussion.
David J. C. MacKay
I think Iran deal is on life support, I’ll put it that way, but I’m not here to declare one way or the other where it will go. But I do believe it’s on life support. I know the president-elect does not like the Iran deal, thinks it’s really, really bad. And that’s sort of the starting point on that discussion.
Reince Priebus
Free discussion requires an atmosphere unembarrassed by any suggestion of authority or even respect.
Hyman Rickover
In ‘Scream 2’, they have this discussion about how sequels always suck.
Thomas Bangalter
We need to have a discussion on race, but we also need to have a discussion on how we are treating poor and minority people in this country.
Marcia Fudge
I just never want to do anything that’s going to compromise what I do. It would have to be a song where there would be honest discussion about something.
Trip Lee
I have always thought that the best way to find out what is right and what is not right, what should be done and what should not be done, is not to give a sermon, but to talk and discuss, and out of discussion sometimes a little bit of truth comes out.
Jawaharlal Nehru
But what I’m very interested in, whether it’s writing, whether it’s hosting a show, whether it’s cooking food, I’m just into the discussions of identity, culture and the politics of culture.
Eddie Huang
Disagreements don’t cause disunity, a lack of forgiveness does.
Loren Cunningham
Rare indeed is the nature that does not become a little more intense when its own affairs come under discussion.
Alice Duer Miller
Religion is an idea, and, as an idea, it should be eligible for criticism, discussion, and yes, mockery. The only reason so many believers demand special exceptions be made for religious ideas is because they know full well that their ideas don’t hold up well under scrutiny.
Amanda Marcotte
My grandfather and mother were school teachers, so there was always some discussion around books.
Sudha Murty
No problem is so deep that it cannot be overcome, given the will of all parties, through discussion and negotiation rather than force and violence.
Nelson Mandela
Life at university, with its intellectual and inconclusive discussions at a postgraduate level is on the whole a bad training for the real world. Only men of very strong character surmount this handicap.
Paul Chambers
If someone were to say, we should not letting Jews into the country, and people had a reaction against that, would that be the same thing as that kind of toxic political correctness tamping down honest discussion?
Chris Hayes
The good news, though, is that I find in my political travels that people, as regular citizens, are more interested than ever in getting together and having discussions. They want to hear about other viewpoints that differ entirely from what the administration is putting out.
Jim Hightower
I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations.
Galileo Galilei
Public art is a unique type of art. It’s very different to gallery art because it is something that we pass by every day and it inevitably creates a lot of discussion in a way that gallery art does not.
Munira Mirza
A sport, a struggle for results and a fight for prizes. I think that the discussion about “chess is science or chess is art” is already inappropriate. The purpose of modern chess is to reach a result.
Alexander Morozevich
A just cause and a zealous defender make an imperious resolution cut off the tediousness of cautious discussions.
Philip Sidney
Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods -moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former -but no opinion.
Hannah Arendt
Always be willing to look at both sides of the argument. Understanding the other side is the best way to strengthen your own.
Jim Rohn
There’s a lot of propaganda that contaminates a discussion around what we should do about pipelines, how our economy may or may not be dependent on exports of raw bitumen.
Elizabeth May
The most striking thing about Graham’s discussion of how to allocate your assets between stocks and bonds is that he never mentions the word “age”.
Benjamin Graham
Intelligence officers are supposed to put the facts on the table and really walk away from the policy discussion.
Michael Morell
I thought this election was an adult discussion on how best to protect ourselves in the face of terrorism, but apparently it was a referendum on boys kissing… When homophobia trumps terrorism in America, wow. This country needs to get laid.
Bill Maher
If you’re not sure what to do with the ball, just pop it in the net and we’ll discuss your options afterwards.
Bill Shankly
I don’t want anyone to appreciate the light or the palette of tones. I want my pictures to inform, to provoke discussion – and to raise money.
Sebastiao Salgado
It isn’t silence you can cut with a knife any more, it’s interchange of ideas. Intelligent discussion of practically everything is what is breaking up modern marriage.
E. B. White
One thing that has gone away from civil discussion in America is this idea that our neighbors are not out to ruin the world. We need to come at it from a civil place.
Alison Pill
A good day for Barack Obama is anytime the dominant topic of discussion is anything but the economy.
Bob Beauprez
I think this whole discussion about what is politically correct – sometimes you have to name the name. You can’t hide it. Politeness is good if it’s not hiding the truth.
Raoul Peck
Much of the discussion about socialism and individualism is entirely pointless, because of failure to agree on terminology.
Theodore Roosevelt
The experience of a century and a half has demonstrated that our system of free government functions best when the maximum degree of information is made available to our people. In fact, free and candid discussion of vexing problems is the bedrock of democracy and it may be our surest safeguard for peace.
Brien McMahon
We’re muddying the waters when we are having a discussion about what’s going on on YouTube and Twitter and whether that’s a matter of free speech. These are private platforms and they’re allowed to decide what should and should not be on its platforms. It’s not an issue of free speech.
Anthony Fantano
I will be asking my network to lead a discussion on the issues of class, race, energy, the environment, disaster planning, Iraq — all those things and more. This encompasses so many of the major issues of our time.
Brian Williams
We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.
James McGreevey
That is an annoying side of democracy. The pendulum falls often in the extreme, and then we have to bring it back. It’s never stable; it’s a permanent discussion about finding a way back.
Pipilotti Rist
For each book, there’s a back story of where the idea came from. Sometimes it’s derived from a current event or topic of discussion, such as ‘Deadline.’
Sandra Brown
And a lot of times, the religious discussion is almost a masquerade for the real question, is what stories that we tell ourselves and that we tell each other and what convictions and beliefs actually have the capacity to make us the kind of people who together can make the world the kind of world we all want it to be?
Rob Bell
Even in high school, a rule that permits only one point of view to be expressed is less likely to produce correct answers than the open discussion of countervailing views.
John Paul Stevens
I don’t think my films are going to get rid of racism or prejudice. I think the best thing my films can do is provoke discussion.
Spike Lee
Discussion in America means dissent.
James Thurber
If the president is going to use so much language of theology and the Bible, then let’s use that language for a serious discussion about the war in Iraq. And that was never done.
Jim Wallis
Golf is a game, and talk and discussion is all to the interests of the game. Anything that keeps the game alive and prevents us being bored with it is an advantage. Anything that makes us think about it, talk about it, and dream about it is all to the good and prevents the game becoming dead.
Alister MacKenzie
The question of feasibility, the question of cost, the question of including partners elsewhere in the world, the question of the effect of this project on arms agreements – all these issues are in discussion.
Gerhard Schroder
I don’t really like discussions about a supposed Russian national character.
Garry Kasparov
I don’t think it is so difficult to solve the problems between Cuba and the United States; it all depends on whether there is a dialogue, a discussion, or if the prejudices and hatred of people like the extremists and terrorists from the Cuban community, who try to impose their policies, prevail.
Fidel Castro
I learned that when something just has to be said to move the discussion along, or broaden it or deepen it, if I can just keep my mouth shut for five minutes a student will say it. So for me a lot of teaching is about keeping my mouth shut.
Greil Marcus
Much of the discussion around how people look at women focuses on culture, as if the media is entirely to blame. As if, without magazines and commenting hosts, we’d all suddenly dress in practical overalls and only judge a person on the quality of their charity work and poetry.
Sara Pascoe
I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation, probably. To win the war on terror, you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense, I regret to say, basically, this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary.
Chuck Schumer
At Pixar, of course, we have all these people, and they’re just used to our process now where it’s a discussion; it’s a discovery. It’s not individual artists going and fussing off by themselves in isolation and then handing their work in.
Pete Docter
Those who have to ask if faith is true are opening up a discussion they may not be ready for.
Richelle Mead
No advocate of reason can claim the right to force his ideas on others. No advocate of the free mind can claim the right to force the minds of others. No rational society, no co-operation, no agreement, no understanding, no discussion are possible among men who propose to substitute guns for rational persuasion.
Ayn Rand
In theater or movies you see either ‘I’m religious’ or ‘I’m an atheist.’ I’ve never seen too much discussion of ‘I believe there’s a higher power but I’m hesitant to reach out to him because I don’t know if I’m worthy of his attention.’
Zach Braff
As the inevitable discussion proceeds in the months ahead, this memo should provide both perspective and a reality check. President Bush’s approval numbers will again fall back to more realistic levels fairly quickly. All were quite successful on Election Day.
Matthew Dowd
Reading is a way to take in the difficult situations and understand them. The whole point of reading a book in class is to have discussion about what these situations are like.
Julia Alvarez
If it were possible to hold onto this sort of database and really be assured that only good guys get access to it, we might have a different discussion. Unfortunately, we don’t know how to build systems that work that way. We don’t know how to do this without creating a big target and a big vulnerability.
Matt Blaze
For students, the evolution-creation discussion can be a useful exercise, for it can help develop their critical thinking skills.
Ken Ham
What makes me most happy is connecting with others. I love meeting new people, being social, and engaging in empowering discussions.
Gabrielle Bernstein
I don’t worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about jazz.
Pat Metheny
With all the arguments and discussions about the Vietnam War, what did the visual image do? It ended the war.
Cornell Capa
The discussion about food doesn’t make any sense without discussion at the same time of land, land use, land policy, fertility maintenance, and farm infrastructure maintenance.
Wendell Berry
Here’s what I don’t think works: An economic system that was founded in the 16th century and another that was founded in the 19th century. I’m tired of this discussion of capitalism and socialism; we live in the 21st century, we need an economic system that has democracy as its underpinnings and an ethical code.
Michael Moore
Machiavelli’s teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
John Dalberg-Acton
Because we spoke so loudly, opponents of reproductive health access demonized and smeared me and others on the public airwaves. These smears are obvious attempts to distract from meaningful policy discussions and to silence women’s voices regarding their own health care.
Sandra Fluke
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
John Stuart Mill
When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.
Elena Kagan
You ask, “Could we have an honest discussion about earnings insurance?” I think we could, if people understood that the alternative was to build up a backlash against global capital, against free trade, against technological change.
Robert Reich
More than anything I am a novelist. But for me, an author’s job is not only to create linguistically accomplished works. As an author I also want to stimulate discussion.
Orhan Pamuk
The physical characteristics of the child Jesus will always remain a point of discussion. No artist has ever produced a type, nor ever will, that has in it all that the varying minds of all time will acknowledge as complete.
Henry Ossawa Tanner
The formation of character in young people is educationally a different task from and a prior task to, the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
William Bennett
So I come before you with a budget that is honest in its discussion of our challenges, creative in its possible solutions, compassionate in its commitment to our most vulnerable, and balanced on the bottom line.
James H. Douglas, Jr.
It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear, there is no debate, no discussion.
Leland Yee
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak… Non-violence is hard work.
Cesar Chavez
Why does a public discussion of economic policy so often show the abysmal ignorance of the participants?
Robert Solow
Television is, in many respects, a passive medium: people receive information without really exchanging ideas with others. By contrast, the Internet can be an active medium, allowing individuals to use e-mail, discussion groups, and even Web sites to engage with one another.
Cass Sunstein
The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals.
Henry David Thoreau
All discussion, all debate, all dissidence tends to question and in consequence, to upset existing convictions; that is precisely its purpose and its justification.
Learned Hand
We expressed our readiness to join the US-led, international coalition against Daesh with special forces. All of this, however, is still in the discussion phase and in the initial planning phase.
Adel al-Jubeir
So far there has been little discussion among gender scholars about the need to engage with skeptics. They tend to view skeptics and dissenters as cranks.
Christina Hoff Sommers
The process for producing public policy in Congress is flawed. The process itself kills policy ideas through the bypassing of the rules and procedural decisions that limit discussion.
Dan Webster
I think a great starting point for a debate and discussion over a national consumption tax is, let’s start with the Fair Tax, legislation that has been written up and, I think, signed up on by 80 congressmen and women.
Gary Johnson
All I want is compliance with my wishes, after reasonable discussion.
Winston Churchill
Throughout Ronnie’s presidency, there was an ongoing public discussion as to how much influence the first lady should have on the president. It’s hardly a new problem. As long as mankind has lived in groups, there’s always been a question of how to handle the boss’s wife.
Nancy Reagan
A brilliant and challenging discussion presented with extraordinary clarity.
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
Personally, I’m a lazy kind of guy, and leaving the door open on the mystical saves me work. I don’t have to stress my brain trying to explain the unexplainable. It’s magic. End of discussion.
Janet Evanovich
If we know it’s happening, and we’re not having the discussion, we’re contributing to the problem of making it seem like people can’t open up.
Jay Asher
I’m opposed to censure, .. Whether or not one will be permitted, it’s under discussion. It isn’t ruled out, but it’s not a dead-bang certainty either.
Henry Hyde
We must recognize that the attempt to set forth the temporal course commonly referred to as the “evolution of mankind” is merely an attempt to structure events for convenient accessibility. Consequently, we must exclude from our discussion as far as possible such misleading notions as “development” and “progress.”
Jean Gebser
If we have an honest discussion on whether the war on poverty should be fought with welfare or with economic growth in the private sector, Democrats will lose black votes.
Alveda King
The lingo used in the space is so arcane and out of date that investors have no context for the discussions. The failure to establish a clear, effective communication system has been the biggest sin private equity has committed.
Bob Rice
I mean that the function of the police is to solve problems that have law-enforcement consequences in a way that is based on a genuine partnership with the neighborhood in both the venting of the problem and the discussion of the solution.
James Q. Wilson
The moral absolute should be: if and when, in any dispute, one side initiates the use of physical force, that side is wrong – and no consideration or discussion of the issues is necessary or appropriate.
Ayn Rand
No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.
Subhas Chandra Bose
You know, this is a very strange phenomenon. I keep reading that in American newspapers, and I keep reading extensive speculations. I meet with the Chinese leaders periodically, and while I don’t say they’ve endorsed the missile shield, it has not been in the forefront of their discussions.
Henry A. Kissinger
Well, visual language is another boring discussion about the nature of film.
Alan Rudolph
Some societies are also more optimistic than others: the U.S. and Australia are my two picks Tell a European you think there’s a housing bubble and you’ll have a reasonable discussion. Tell an Australian and you’ll have World War III. Been there, done that!
Jeremy Grantham
One thing I have learned is, if people tell you they had a “frank” discussion with someone, it is usually code for a yelling match with clenched fists.
Larry King
For 30 years I have used my platform in provocative ways to encourage a healthy dialogue about important issues, including HIV/AIDS, war, and homelessness. I’m well aware of the risks that come with this approach, and if this encourages further awareness and discussion about critical issues then all-the-better.
Kenneth Cole
The ideal is to build a culture of healthy discussion, where everyone’s ideas are valued. At KIND, we want everyone to be comfortable challenging my or anyone else’s ideas without ever feeling or making someone else feel that the questioning is a personal attack.
Daniel Lubetzky
To read the report of a discussion in which arguments for and against are presented, in which a subject has been covered from different points of view, with new ideas advanced – this is far more instructive than to read a brief account of the resolution passed on the matter.
Fredrik Bajer
I don’t know if the question is whether you believe in capital punishment anymore. I think the greater question is its effectiveness and given the choices we face in California, should we have a merit-based discussion on its effectiveness and costs?
Tani Cantil-Sakauye
I don’t want to sound disingenuous here – controversy is obviously good for business, especially if your business is satire. And it does amplify the discussion – in my view, a good thing.
Garry Trudeau
There’s been a lot of discussion about NASA culture and changing that. I think our culture has always been one of trying to do a very difficult job and do it well.
Mark Kelly
We asked a lot of questions and we watched everyone who was working in the studio. And we had an opportunity to sit in on discussions, aesthetic discussions at the pottery, which took place generally over tea breaks in the morning and afternoon. So we learned a lot just from being around there [with Bernard Leach ].
Warren MacKenzie
When free discussion is denied, hardening of the arteries of democracy has set in, free institutions are but a lifeless form, and the death of the republic is at hand.
William Randolph Hearst
There needs to be some regime that is overseeing access to broadband to make sure we have openess; otherwise, there is a risk it won’t be open anymore. We spent quite a bit of time with Verizon policy people in addition to participating in a multilateral discussion with the Federal Communications Commission.
Vint Cerf
I think it’s very important to have a public discussion about why we’re denying our soldiers the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
Ted Cruz
Having a female point of view in the room – when you get into a discussion about behavior – who would say what and how they would interact with one another. In certain situations, women are going to have a different opinion on that than men. It made for a really balanced conversation in the room.
Kathleen Kennedy
Race, and the discussion of it brings out the bad, the good and the crazy in us.
Cornelius Eady
For President Clinton, according to this discussion I had with him, Rwanda was a marginal problem.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Give up this dry discussion, this hodge-podge of philosophy. Who has been able to know God by reasoning? Even sages like Suka and Vyasa are at best like big ants trying to carry away a few grains of sugar from a large hea.
Sarada Devi
When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.
Elena Kagan
These demands are not open to negotiation or discussion.
George W. Bush
Anyone who knows me knows how sharp my mind is. I speak at a thousand miles an hour. I’ll hold a discussion or a debate with anyone.
Mark Hunt
A deaf and dumb person who sees two men in conversation – may nevertheless understand from the attitudes and gestures of the speakers, how well their discussion is getting along.
Leonardo da Vinci
Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion
Dwight Macdonald
I know why we can’t have a frank discussion with our policymakers – if you’re in the government or in law enforcement you cannot acknowledge that drugs are anything but inherently evil and morally wrong.
Steven Soderbergh
A difficulty journey is more revealing of character than any discussion or analysis.
Michael Treanor
There is a growing awareness among brands that in order to participate in conversations that are taking place across social networks, they must join these discussions on the basis of something that is meaningful to their customers.
Simon Mainwaring
Malcolm X had a habit of scribbling notes in small pieces of paper that [Alex] Haley would surreptitiously pick up at the end of their discussions.
Manning Marable
Anyone who says that Iran will commit suicide with its nuclear power is a moron and has no business in discussion.
Reza Aslan
There’s an ongoing discussion around equality, and age is one thing that has a very different presence around women than it does around men.
Edith Bowman
My interests were aroused, and my faith in the cliches of the subject destroyed, as so often with other subjects, by the discussions with my friend, Aaron Director.
George Stigler
Avant-garde, jazz, pop, classical, country and western, rock, free, straight-ahead, etc. are ultimately meaningless terms in the face of the music being discussed at best – at worst, those terms often serve as code words for what is in fact a cultural / political discussion more than a musical one.
Pat Metheny
If we’re talking about someone creating something new, those rights are fairly well defined (in the United States, at least) under existing copyright law. But then there’s often discussion about the rights of people who produce works under work-for-hire arrangements, which can be far more subtle and nuanced.
Chris Roberson
Once the ISIS threat has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria. We’re hopeful that we can prevent a continuation of the civil war and that we can bring the parties to the table to begin the process of political discussions.
Rex W. Tillerson
At that moment Mr. Clifford, quite unconscious that he and his most personal feelings and aspirations were subjects of discussion, was turning from the main road into the lower road.
Joseph C. Lincoln
If you have the ability and the wherewithal to create work that’s basically in a discussion with the culture we’re in, how could you not want to do that?
Scott Rudin
Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution – a chaotic revolution – with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.
Godfried Danneels
Generally, literary prizes are significant not for who the winner is but the discussion they create around books.
Richard Flanagan
The issue is not answering questions, but leaving discussions open. Not in the sense that probably one day you are going to have an answer or you are not going to have an answer. Just live your life, do what you have to do, what you are enthusiastic about doing.
Paulo Coelho
There’s discussion in athletics about how sport – where they say ‘SportsCenter’ has ruined the fundamentals of basketball because it’s – it only applauds dunks and three point shots and blocks, and I think, you know, the cable news has done the same thing for politics.
Daniel Pfeiffer
Everything is part of one web, one matrix of existence, beyond discussion. This is our true self in its undifferentiated form.
Frederick Lenz
Yoo’s theory promotes frank discussion of the national interest and makes it harder for politicians to parade policy conflicts as constitutional crises. Most important, Yoo’s approach offers a way to renew our political system’s democratic vigor.
David B. Rivkin
Six good guest shots on top shows during one season are more than enough and any producer who wants to make me happy could offer some floating guest dates for discussion and panel shows. It’s generally agreed that I love to talk, so shows of this kind are right down my alley.
Nipsey Russell
I will call him Small Bob,” said Bob. “He is a good monster.” End of discussion.The Titan hefted his spear and they continued marching into the gloom.
Rick Riordan
The real problem, both in discussions of mass shootings and in discussions of gun control, is that too many people are too committed to a vision to allow mere facts to interfere with their beliefs, and the sense of superiority that those beliefs give them.
Thomas Sowell
The discussion of animal rights in jallikattu has been misunderstood. We know that the tails of the bulls are broken, that chilly powder is rubbed into their eyes and they are forcibly fed country liquor. The animal is overwhelmed and does not know what is happening.
Amala Akkineni
Human and moral factors must always be considered. They must never be missing from policies and from public discussion.
Herman Kahn
What chiefly distinguishes the daily press is its incurable fear of ideas, its constant effort to evade the discussion of fundamentals by translating all issues into a few elemental fears, its incessant reduction of all reflection to mere emotion.
H. L. Mencken
A genuinely political society, in which discussion and debate are an essential technique, is a society full of risks.
Moses Finley
This is like the gun you shoot at the beginning of the race or the bell that you ring at the beginning of a classroom discussion, .. This is the president saying, ‘OK, we’re going to get serious about this now. Congress is going to work on it. I’m going to put my political capital behind it.’ .
Tamar Jacoby
Discussion of politics and government almost totally ignores the concept of training people to update their opinions in response to new evidence – i.e adapt to feedback.
Dominic Cummings
A lot of the discussion about rolling back the Affordable Care Act is about dismantling the marketplaces where individuals are shopping for their own coverage when they don’t get it in their workplace.
Kathleen Sebelius
I offered early on – I think I was governor about a month when I met President Obama – and said, ‘I would like to visit with you in reference to border security, in reference to immigration. I’d like to be part of the discussion because I lived on the border all my life.’ I’ve never received a call.
Susana Martinez
Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion.
Gerrit Smith
There are a couple of things in there if we’re constraining this discussion to horror here.
Eddie Campbell
Anyone can post messages to the net. Practically everyone does. The resulting cacophony drowns out serious discussion.
Clifford Stoll
The causal dimensions, the planes of light, are happiness. They are all different and are all endless. They border the shores of nirvana, which is beyond discussion – a condition of perfection that cannot be expressed.
Frederick Lenz
A wonderful blend of technology & people power for India’s growth, ‘MyGov’ has several discussion forums, on-line & on-ground tasks. I am delighted to invite you to join ‘MyGov’ & contribute towards taking India to greater heights of progress.
Narendra Modi
Democracy is one person, one vote and a full discussion of the issues that affect us. Oligarchy is billionaires buying elections, voter suppression and a concentrated corporate media determining what we see, hear and read.
Bernie Sanders
Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching – without these a university cannot exist.
Robert M. Hutchins
One of the things that is so important, critical I think, in reading not just the founders but thousands of years as you put it, that discussion about corruption, is that you can’t talk about the problem of corruption without talking about human nature.
Zephyr Teachout
Professors simply can’t discuss a thing. Habit compels them to deliver a lecture.
Hal Boyle
Instead of wasting time on proposals which are difficult to forge consensus on, such as public nomination and party nomination, it’s better to focus the discussion on how to form the nominating committee and the nomination process.
Carrie Lam
I did so many comedies that we’ve had numerous discussions about horror of film and I’ve always been really hesitant to do so because the last thing I wanted to make was a horror movie.
Eric Christian Olsen
During the formulation of policies, we encourage discussion and listen. We should canvass opinions from all sectors of society – especially relevant stakeholders, those who work on the front line, and the youth – with a view to seeking consensus in society.
Carrie Lam
True negotiation takes place when each side respects the other, and their point of view, and enters into the discussion positively. If you are determined that your solution, and your particular solution only, is the correct one – to be imposed on the other side if necessary – that is not negotiation; it is dictatorship
Tony Buzan
There can be no settlement of a great cause without discussion, and people will not discuss a cause until their attention is drawn to it.
William Jennings Bryan
September 11 shocked many Americans into an awareness that they had better pay much closer attention to what the U.S. government does in the world and how it is perceived. Many issues have been opened for discussion that were not on the agenda before. That’s all to the good.
Noam Chomsky
I’ve written about teenage heroes before, on Marvel’s Runaways, and I remember at the time when I pitched it, it was a team that had more female members than males. Even that caused of much discussion about, “Will there be a market for this, and should there at least be equal number of male and females?”
Brian K. Vaughan
I come from a background where there would be one mirror above the basin that was used by everyone in the house. If you spent more than five minutes in front of the mirror, you would probably get a whack. My mother was so strict that if anyone complimented me for being pretty, she would not encourage that discussion.
Sonali Bendre
In a discussion, the difficulty lies, not in being able to defend your opinion, but to know it.
Andre Maurois
The Bible was the only book Jesus ever quoted, and then never as a basis for discussion but to decide the point at issue.
Leon Morris
So I come before you with a budget that is honest in its discussion of our challenges, creative in its possible solutions, compassionate in its commitment to our most vulnerable, and balanced on the bottom line.
James H. Douglas
I love actors. I love working with actors. I really enjoy the process. I love having those in-depth discussions about the interior of their character, and actors really love to discuss that too.
Steve Antin
With honest discussion, free speech, let people’s voices be heard.
Ron Johnson
More than anything, people want the reality of the discussion at hand. If what is going on in that building is the real thing, if the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ is being experienced, you can sit on a metal folding chair or in a plush theater seat.
Bill Hybels
If I were doing somebody else’s script or I adapted a book by Philip Roth, on set there could be a million different interpretations of the material and people could argue with me. Certainly on Synecdoche, New York we had discussions and arguments, but I felt like I had authority because I’m a writer.
Charlie Kaufman
The meeting was like a war council with donuts. Then again, back at Camp Half-Blood they used to have their most serious discussions around the Ping-Pong table in the rec room with crackers and Cheez Whiz, so Percy felt right at home.
Rick Riordan
I have been traveling to every corner of the great state of Florida. I’ve met some great people and we’ve had an honest discussion about the failures of Washington.
Adam Hasner
Besides, does it really matter who hacked Mrs. [Hillary] Clinton’s election campaign team database? Does it? What really matters is the content shown to the community. This is what the discussion should be held about.
Vladimir Putin
The discussion of fur is childish.
Karl Lagerfeld
Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid … research and discussions … with regard to the doctrine of evolution.
Pope Pius XII
In the U.K. there is still work to be done, particularly in schools, stopping the homophobic bullies in the playground and introducing unbiased discussion on gay issues in the classroom.
Ian Mckellen
But now, instead of discussion and argument, brute force rises up to the rescue of discomfited error, and crushes truth and right into the dust. ‘Might makes right,’ and hoary folly totters on in her mad career escorted by armies and navies.
Adin Ballou
It’s important to remember that the future of quality journalism is not dependent on the future of newspapers. The discussion needs to move from “How do we save newspapers?” to “How do we save and strengthen journalism?” – however it is delivered.
Arianna Huffington
I went as an observer, not a participant, for I do not think that I ever spoke. I wanted to understand the issues under discussion, evaluate the arguments, see the calibre of the men involved.
Nelson Mandela
Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial.
Eric Holder
There was some discussion, but nothing got close to being a reality. They asked for a lot and got a lot (from the White Sox).
Eric Wedge
If I felt we had alienated the Unionists, it would worry me because we’ve spent a great deal of time trying to open up discussion and dialogue with the Unionist Parties.
Dick Spring
In daily life, there are times when people are happy to talk about problems, but when the society is troubled by something, there is never a larger platform for discussion. Bollywood is religion in our country and that is the best place where you can place those questions on the table.
Anubhav Sinha
Regarding race or gender or sexuality, one of the great things about art and music is that they can provide people with very little else in common with a similar entry point for discussion, but the discussions still need to happen for life to get more interesting.
Tunde Adebimpe
The Sewell Commission was an opportunity to move away from discussions of ‘culture wars’ towards a balanced, informed discussion about race and opportunity in the United Kingdom. I know most people in this country want that, too.
Kemi Badenoch
Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both.
Thomas Jefferson
Freedom of discussion is in England little else than the right to write or say anything which a jury of twelve shopkeepers think it expedient should be said or written.
A. V. Dicey
Electing pro-choice Republican women can help foster a discussion that reflects the full spectrum of views and can lead to a more balanced and responsible public dialogue.
Linda Lingle
We should not use special budget procedures to jam through legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge. This topic is too important to the public to address it in such a back-door manner. We should be having a full, open discussion of the issue during an energy debate.
Russ Feingold
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump basically share a policy of brute military strength. And both, I think, make a lot of Americans uneasy about our foreign policy going forward, which needs a frank discussion. Likewise on the issue of student debt and the future of our younger generation.
Jill Stein
If my campaign is not in the debate, we will not have a real discussion of the emergency of climate change and why in fact we need a Green New Deal type national mobilization at the scale of a wartime mobilization in order to address this emergency.
Jill Stein
The essence of liberalism is negotiation, a cautious half measure, in the hope that the definitive dispute, the decisive bloody battle, can be transformed into a parliamentary debate and permit the decision to be suspended forever in an everlasting discussion.
Carl Schmitt
I think my faith as a Muslim is very important. One of the core values is that you are always trying to build consensus. So when it comes to figuring out if something is permissible or not in Islam, it’s usually a discussion, and people have to come to a consensus in order for something to be approved.
Ilhan Omar
We can have open and good discussion with our Republican brothers and sisters. But when we walk into the chapel we should leave our political differences out in the parking lot.
Scott Howell
The whole land seems aroused to discussion on the province of woman, and I am glad of it. We are willing to bear the brunt of thestorm, if we can only be the means of making a break in that wall of public opinion which lies right in the way of woman’s rights, true dignity, honor and usefulness.
Angelina Grimke
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
Miguel de Unamuno
Brutes by their natural instinct have produced many discoveries, whereas men by discussion and the conclusions of reason have given birth to few or none.
Francis Bacon
Whatever the field under discussion, those who engage in debate must not only believe in each other’s good faith, but also in their capacity to arrive at the truth.
W. H. Auden
With ‘Inside Out,’ no matter how good the photo or how big the pasting, people will like it or they won’t. But what you see through any of these actions is that there’s going to be discussion and it’s going to bring people together.
It is also the fate of leadership to be misunderstood. It is a grave error for any leader to be oversensitive in the face of criticism, to conduct discussions as if he or she is a schoolmaster talking to less informed and inexperienced learners.
Nelson Mandela
There is no quick fix for illegal immigration. But only when we achieve better control of our borders and better respect for our immigration laws can we give meaning to the discussion we need to have over reforming the numbers, categories, and procedures for legal immigration into the United States.
Jan C. Ting
Sovereignty and the right to rule cannot be conferred on anyone no matter who … as a result of an academic discussion. Sovereignty is acquired by force and power and violence.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
I would like to see a rule change – or at least a discussion around the issue – where you can have an injury timeout but then you lose a point. I think it needs something to make players consider if they really need the timeout.
Kiki Bertens
My memory is not even what most people’s is, much less what it oughta be for a discussion like this.
Warren Zevon
Every serious novel is, beyond its immediate thematic preoccupations, a discussion of the craft, a conquest of the form, a conflict with its difficulties and a pursuit of its felicities and beauty.
Ralph Ellison
Discussions of generations only go downhill. There’s no point in having them.
Douglas Coupland
Remember: Rewards come in action, not in discussion.
Tony Robbins
‘Fashion Star’ has been an incredible platform to show America the amount of work and discussion that goes into each garment you see in a store.
Nicole Richie
The abuse was just routine. I didn’t wake up the next day and say, ‘Dre, why did you hit me?’ We never talked about it the next day. Never. I can’t think of any time we had a discussion about the aftermath of what happened the night before.
The belief that words have a meaning of their own account is a relic of primitive word magic, and it is still a part of the air we breathe in nearly every discussion.
Charles Kay Ogden
I do feel like all the people I meet, all the people I’m in discussions with, if I’m working with somebody, I sense the same energy that everybody is suffering from the same predicament.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
When you hear a politician say ‘fair share,’ you are talking about hypocritical political propaganda. You are not talking about an intelligent discussion of who is paying what and who isn’t paying taxes.
Steve Wynn
I’m tired of this discussion of capitalism and socialism; we live in the 21st century, we need an economic system that has democracy as its underpinnings and an ethical code.
Michael Moore
Remember all of the ‘me too’ social networks built just to have a social feature Facebook and MySpace didn’t have? I built one for political discussion called Essembly. It enabled unique and potentially transformative social interactions, but only 20,000 people ever used it.
Joe Green
The most important thing [anarchists] can do is educate themselves, develop a propaganda machinery in the form of books and periodicals, a literature, engage in discussion groups that are open to a community, to discuss and develop their ideas and to develop networks.
Murray Bookchin
Disruption never helps your cause. … It just looks like you’re afraid to have rational discussion.
Barney Frank
At all times, there’s discussion about the percentage of body fat I have, how I look on the ice and about how much skin a certain costume is showing.
Tessa Virtue
If a teacher does not involve himself, his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion, why should the students?
Paul Wellstone
My memory is not even what most peoples is, much less what it oughta be for a discussion like this.
Warren Zevon
I think every time, before we do an album, we have a discussion where we sort of consider the idea of doing something radically different.
Walter Becker
I think there ought to be some serious discussion by smart people, really smart people, about whether or not proliferation of things like The Smoking Gun and TMZ and YouTube and the whole celebrity culture is healthy.
Stephen King
If you want to deal with me, email is the way you do it. Working via email means that everything I do is searchable. I can go back and check out discussion threads from more than 15 years ago.
Mark Cuban
I think what we journalists too often do is we assume the status quo is unchangeable. I think all sorts of issues of political reform, electoral reform need more discussion than they get.
Frank Bruni
In our fight to get the SCS, we will use all forms, including protest, dialogue, and discussion, to get our goal.
Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Today the term “global” can no longer constitute a serious topic for an in-depth intellectual discussion because it simply means “Camerica”.
Genco Gulan
When it comes to family policies, you are dealing with very private issues. Still, my husband and I decided that we didn’t want to make our private lives a matter of public discussion.
Kristina Schroder
Businesses that run well are almost like marriages. Everything has to be up for discussion, or there will be real problems.
Nobu Matsuhisa
Discussion is just a tool. You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision.
Harri Holkeri
The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.
Charles Babbage
A good discussion increases the dimensions of everyone who takes part.
Randolph Bourne
If you talk to a British officer or NCO about the strategic objectives of the end state, you’ll often get a spirited discussion that’s very well informed.
Stanley A. McChrystal
I think if people really listened to what our families who serve go through, we could have a realistic discussion of what it means to send young people to war.
Mary Gauthier
Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.
Camille Paglia
I don’t think that the leadership of Montgomery was prepared to capitalize, let’s put it, on the projection that had come out of the Montgomery situation. Certainly, they had not reached the point of developing an organizational format for the expansion of it. So discussions emanated, to a large extent, from up this way.
Ella Baker
Good questions outrank easy answers.
Paul Samuelson
Any discussion involving the ownership of women’s bodies is one to be had! We must manifest the right!
Kiersey Clemons
If I have the choice of traveling to Russia, India or New Zealand alone for a week for preliminary discussions or to spend that week with my family, I routinely choose my family.
Olafur Eliasson
More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I’m still amazed at the number who aren’t and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom’s got to be the one who stays home, not dad.
James Levine
Congress, after years of stalling, finally got around to clearing the way for informal discussions that might lead to possible formal talks that could potentially produce some kind of tenative agreements.
Dave Barry
[It is] essentially wholesome and necessary, for a Christian to know, whether or not the will does any thing in those things which pertain unto Salvation. Nay, let me tell you, this is the very hinge upon which our discussion turns. It is the very heart of the subject
Martin Luther
Bastions of free-flowing discussion with civil exchange are the academic ideal. But during my time in academia, it became increasingly clear that prisons of political correctness with peer-engendered public shaming are now the academic reality.
Kayleigh McEnany
It’s absolutely impossible to have a serious critical discussion about enthusiasms for movie stars. Because a movie star is an animal separate from acting. Sometimes, he or she is a great actor. Sometimes a third-rate one. But the star is something that you fall in love with.
Peter Biskind
I think that sometimes the Democrats have to run upstream or swim upstream because we’ve got the Republicans making it out as if we don’t care about these things, and we should be able to engage and be willing to engage in the discussion about morality and values.
Barack Obama
After a lifetime of engaging in long, passionate discussions I have come to the conclusion that it is a waste of time trying to convince anyone of anything.
Michael Foley
You want to tell a great story. You want these characters to become part of people’s lives. And then, hopefully, that generates discussion.
Todd Lieberman
In our discussions here at the forum there was no trace of the futile debate about what is better, capitalism or socialism…We should seek a synthesis of ideas and values that have proven their viability.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Women cannot claim the right to be considered mature and responsible until they decide the course of their lives for themselves and refuse to be a “manipulated group.” They will not be truly emancipated untilthe right to work is a matter of course and not of discussion.
Mary Barnett Gilson
Fifty-nine cents. For years, I wore a button – ’59 cents.’ Many of my colleagues wore it also. The purpose was so that people would come up and ask, ‘What does ’59 cents’ mean?’ One could then launch into a discussion about how women working full time in the U.S. earn 59 cents for every dollar earned by men.
Karen DeCrow
I would make my job a work of art. I would like whatever it is that I’m doing – everyone’s experience of me, everyone’s interaction with me, everyone’s discussion, conversation, relationship with me – [to be] an event within which they get to see who they are. I would make of my life a work of art.
John Denver
There is a very real and critical danger that unrestrained public discussion of cryptologic matters will seriously damage the ability of this government to conduct signals intelligence and the ability of this government to carry out its mission of protecting national security information from hostile exploitation.
Bobby Ray Inman
Oftentimes, discussion of war gets flattened to a discussion of trauma.
Phil Klay
I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.
I get people saying, ‘Opera is too large a canvas for me. I don’t love it. I love movies that feel almost like documentaries,’ in terms of artistic vocabularies of storytelling. I totally get that discussion; that makes sense to me.
Jeff Perry
I was famous in our college for calm and impassionate discussion; for one whole summer, I rose at five and went to bed at midnight, that I might have sufficient time for theology and metaphysics.
William Godwin
And yet I would not freely exchange my science for those of my fellow laureates. They are forever confined in their professional discussions to the small numbers of their fellow scientists.
George Stigler
I don’t get into these long-winded heavy discussions about character – do we do this or that or what. At the end of the day, what you gotta do is just go out there and do it.
Robert De Niro
If you feel you’re being condescended to and not taken seriously in the discussion, that can make people feel defensive.
Claire Fox
I don’t mind if other people call me an atheist, but I call myself a naturalist. Atheism doesn’t tell you much about what I do believe in; the term naturalist opens up the discussion better.
Greg Graffin
In a way, we can have a much easier discussion about the future of technology than we can about why a young man kills another man in a war.
George Friedman
Now is the time to scrub ideology out of the energy discussion, so we can make bi-partisan progress towards investing in a shared and better future.
Jay Inslee
He that is not open to conviction is not qualified for discussion.
Richard Whately
I think it will bring back discussion about Columbine. When Columbine happened it was the topic of the week, and we shouldn’t have just moved on to something else. Whether people like the film or not, it’s going to make them think about what happened.
John Robinson
Most of my writing is an effort, one way or another, to figure something out about myself, and often when I read dialogue between my characters I recognize it as a discussion between two aspects of my own personality, aspects which are too often at odds.
Ron Currie Jr.
Teachers learn from their students’ discussions
People are mostly hot to have a discussion when you’re not.
J. D. Salinger
If a man proves too clearly and convincingly to himself…that a tiger is an optical illusion–well, he will find out he is wrong. The tiger will himself intervene in the discussion, in a manner which will be in every sense conclusive.
Lord Byron
I think before 1997 is over, NATO will have taken giant strides in what’s called adaptation, the discussions about bringing the French fully into the NATO forces.
Warren Christopher
I perform regularly with a theater company called Outside the Wire who take performances of Greek tragedy to American-military audiences around the world to create discussion about PTSD and soldier suicide. It’s one of the greatest things I’ve ever been asked to do as an actor.
Bryce Pinkham
Years ago I was on television having a discussion with Billy Graham about atheism. He was saying, even if you’re right and I’m wrong, and there’s nothing after, I will have had a better life than you, because I do believe there was something. And I couldn’t argue with that, even though I wanted to.
Woody Allen
It’s an issue that we need to have a national discussion about, the militarization of local police forces, and then when they are used to quell peaceful demonstration. Then we have a problem, and especially around this entire case of the murder of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer.
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
I was struck during the Brexit debate by how little discussion there was about the origins of the concept of a united Europe.
Sheila Hancock
I don’t need to convince men that feminism is important, that just isn’t a goal of mine. I can’t even have that conversation of whether or not it’s important, because if someone asks me that… I don’t want to have a conversation with them until they grow up.
Kathleen Hanna
When investors, particularly investment bankers, talk about splitting up companies, there’s a lot of discussion about multiple expansion, and the reality is multiple expansion is an outcome, not a strategy.
Irene Rosenfeld
There’s often a discussion about, ‘Well, how do we know what happiness is? Is it real?’ I’ve always argued that all of us know that there’s a huge difference between how we feel when we feel happy and when we don’t feel happy.
Helena Norberg-Hodge
Darwinism removed the whole idea of God as the creator from the sphere of rational discussion.
Julian Huxley
In reality, every single negotiation involves another commodity that’s far more important to us, which is time – minutes, hours, our investment in time. So even if you’re talking about dollars, the commodity of time is always there because there has to be a discussion about how the commodity of dollars is moved.
Christopher Voss
The power of the press in America is a primordial one. It sets the agenda of public discussion; and this sweeping political power is unrestrained by any law. It deter- mines what people will talk and think about-an authority that in other nations is reserved for tyrants, priests, parties and mandarins.
Theodore White
This is the beauty of the democratic process: it permits that subjective view of justice – which everyone holds – permits that subjective way to express itself peacefully through discussion, through reason and through the voting process.
Pierre Trudeau
Put an end once and for all to this discussion of what a good person should be, and be one.
Marcus Aurelius
Euphemisms, vague terminology or calls for discussions with Turkey to get at the truth are just some of the dodges Congress and the administration have used to avoid Turkish discomfort with its Ottoman past.
Adam Schiff
What’s increasingly clear is that when you are open to a discussion of leadership, and you’re relating it to your company, it is much easier to get people to become open.
Kenneth Chenault
Folklore provides a socially sanctioned outlet for the discussion of the forbidden and taboo.
Alan Dundes
Every discussion of the status of woman is complicated by the existence of the lady. She overshadows the rest of her sex.
Emily James Smith Putnam
In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.
Karl Lagerfeld
There’s a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email and iChat. That’s crazy. Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions. You run into someone, you ask what they’re doing, you say ‘wow,’ and soon you’re cooking up all sorts of ideas.
Steve Jobs
Machiavelli’s teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
Lord Acton
If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.
Louis D. Brandeis
I’m happy Lootera has sparked off a discussion.
Vikramaditya Motwane
My wife gets mad because we’ll be in the middle of something and I’ll stop and say, ‘No, I’ve got to write this down!’ She’ll say, ‘No! We’re in a discussion!’ I say, ‘I know, but it’s hilarious!
Henry Cho
Theories of “natural law” and the “law of nations” are another excellent example of discussions destitute of all exactness. […] “Natural law” is simply that law of which the person using the phrase approves[….]
Vilfredo Pareto
I’ve had lengthy discussions with European farm leaders. It is clear they have an agricultural strategy to support their producers and gain dominance in world agricultural trade. They’re gaining markets the old-fashioned way – they’re buying them.
Kent Conrad
Civility is not not saying negative or harsh things. It is not the absence of critical analysis. It is the manner in which we are sharing this territorial freedom of political discussion. If our discourse is yelled and screamed and interrupted and patronized, that’s uncivil.
Richard Dreyfuss
The old adage that polite conversation should not include talk of politics or religion is understandable because both subjects are so heavily laden with emotion that discussion can quickly turn to shouting. Blood is shed over politics, religion and the two in combination.
John C. Danforth
I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation, probably. To win the war on terror, you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense, I regret to say, basically, this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary.
Charles Schumer
There is no discussion inside this boardroom to say we’ve got to get into this or that. We look at every growth opportunity on its merits.
James Packer
At Arcueil … I dined in distinguished company… There was a lot of very interesting discussion. It is these gatherings which are the joy of life.
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
The discussion about energy options tends to be an intensely emotional, polarised, mistrustful, and destructive one. Every option is strongly opposed: the public seem to be anti-wind, anti-coal, anti-waste-to-energy, anti-tidal-barrages, anti-carbon-tax, and anti-nuclear.
David J. C. MacKay
With Twitter and other social networking tools, you can get a lot of advice from great people. I learn more from Twitter than any survey or discussion with a big company.
Daniel Ek
Art is about people. I think the discussion about whether architecture is art or not is lamebrain.
Frank Gehry
What’s unique about [4chan] is that it’s anonymous, and it has no memory. There’s no archive, there are no barriers, there’s no registration. … That’s led to this discussion that’s completely raw, completely unfiltered.
Christopher Poole
Then we shall… be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would know the mind of God.
Stephen Hawking
I was brought up in an Orthodox Jewish household. I don’t think I ever had a single discussion with my parents about faith. It was just something gently imposed.
Peter Shaffer
Leaving the euro was never up for discussion. It is not up for discussion.
Giuseppe Conte
The key is that unless there is accountability, we will never get the right system. As long as there are no consequences if kids or adults don’t perform, as long as the discussion is not about education and student outcomes, then we’re playing a game as to who has the power.
Albert Shanker
Discussion is impossible with someone who claims not to seek the truth, but already to possess it.
Romain Rolland
We were raised with that discussion about violence and non-violence, and we all pretty much came up on the side of non-violence. That became my foundation with politics and my livelihood.
Joan Baez
The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature or controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, of criticism, of persuasion and education, and not by the method of coercion or repression.
Mao Zedong
Once you believe that God is speaking directly to you, there is no discussion.
Jon Krakauer
It is important that the decorum and dignity of the House is upheld at all times. The image of Parliament in the public mind should be one where proceedings, debates and discussions take place with a view to resolve issues through a constructive and co-operative approach.
Pratibha Patil
Every photograph could be set up. If one could imagine it, one could set it up. The whole discussion is a way of not talking about photographs.
Garry Winogrand
By the time the discussion starts about a movie, it’s like bringing up an old boyfriend. It’s like, ‘I don’t even remember exactly what he was like, and now we have to talk about it?’
Lena Olin
When people don’t like my politics, I am happy to have a political discussion with them.
Meghan McCain
An interesting thing about book groups, it seems to me, is that there is no correlation between a brilliant book and a brilliant discussion. The first seems sometimes even to undermine the second.
Stacy Schiff
I think in 2012 one of the primary issues that will get a lot of discussion will be comprehensive tax reform.
Tom Reed
They who are great talkers in company have never been any talkers by themselves, nor used to private discussions of our home regimen.
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
All the major discussion sites are owned by large money-grubbing corporations, and their platforms are closed source. It’s incredibly toxic.
Fredrick Brennan
I am genuinely sorry that my attendance at an event which, other than my comments, appears to have primarily involved a discussion of cockfighting, has created concern on the part of many Kentucky voters.
Matt Bevin
Every time North Korea commits an additional provocation, the U.N. Security Council passes another resolution. But when it comes to dialogue, currently there is nothing set. I hope to have frank and open discussions with President Trump on this issue.
Moon Jae-in
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
Lord Acton
I love lawyers. And I like to talk to lawyers, and I like to engage in a spirited discussion with lawyers.
Janet Reno
I guess what I would tell women is to get their education first, before having kids. That way they can keep their options open down the road. I also think that it shouldn’t necessarily be an issue just for women, that men should be part of the stay-home discussion too.
Tina Fey
How very satisfactory those discussions must be, where each party retains their own opinion!
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
When it came to the discussion about would Harley do an electric bike, I said, ‘Absolutely – this is a no-brainer.’ Let’s define the sound of the future.
Jochen Zeitz
When Mrs. Bush was First Lady, she went all over the Mideast talking about breast cancer awareness and the need for early screening. She did this in places where the cultures prohibit such discussion or even detection efforts.
Greta Van Susteren
I have always encouraged open and frank discussion among embassy employees and the expression of dissenting views, because this is the best way to maintain morale among embassy personnel and to arrive at sensible decisions which are in the best interests of the United States.
Jean Kennedy Smith
There is no one who likes a challenge more than Tom Cruise. Believe me, there was never any discussion of lip syncing or another voice or anything like that, because if the guy’s going to hang out on the top of the Burj, he’s not going to let anybody do his singing for him.
Adam Shankman
The secular argument, or the liberal argument, is to as much as possible remove taboos so things do not become unmentionable; to let some air into the discussion.
Christopher Hitchens
The public has a right to know what kind of monitoring the government is doing, and there should be a public discussion of the appropriate trade-offs between law enforcement and privacy rights.
Adam Cohen
The discussion of any subject is a right that you have brought into the world with your heart and tongue. Resign your heart’s blood before you part with this inestimable privilege of man.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I don’t really go into labels or an in-depth discussion of different value systems because for me, it’s sort of the truth of the situation in D.C. Certainly, in my fictional depiction of it, there are decent, shameless people on both sides at every level.
Kristin Gore
As an actor, I have always felt, everything is available in the script. If there is anything you feel the script lacks, you can have a discussion with the director and point out those.
Pankaj Kapur
I think with President Obama there’s going to be a discussion, because he himself is multiracial, because we have for the first time a non-white president. There’s going to be talk about what does this mean? What is it? Are we in a new era?
Michael Emerson
Knowing about the neurobiological and evolutionary basis for social behavior can soften the arrogance and self-righteousness that often attends discussions of morality. It may help us all to think a little more carefully and rationally.
Patricia Churchland
In fact, the more each person can remove his or her ego from the discussion and focus on the subject matter, the more fruitful the conversation will be for all involved.
Matthew Kelly
The act of learning itself is no longer seen as simply a matter of information transfer, but rather as a process of dynamic participation, in which students cultivate new ways of thinking and doing, through active discovery and discussion, experimentation and reflection.
Susan C. Aldridge
If you’re going to kill someone there isn’t much reason to get all worked up about it and angry – you just pull the trigger. Angry discussions beforehand are a waste of time. We need to smile at Novell while we pull the trigger.
Jim Allchin
I don’t think any of us can do much about the rapid growth of new technology. A new technology helps to fuel the economy, and any discussion of slowing its growth has to take account of economic consequences. However, it is possible for us to learn how to control our own uses of technology.
Neil Postman
I raise my hand; I take a book from the other side of this desk; I hear the boys playing ball outside my window; I see the clouds blown away beyond the neighboring woods:-in all these I am practicing Zen, I am living Zen. No worldly discussion is necessary, or any explanation.
D.T. Suzuki
One thing is that [Tibetans] should not give up hope. That’s – even [if] it lasts a century. My discussions with the Dalai Lama always were about that.
Elie Wiesel
My discussion is one that has gone all the way from Fistful of Dollars through Once Upon a Time in America. But if you look closely at all these films, you find in them the same meanings, the same humor, the same point of view, and, also, the same pains.
Sergio Leone
You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand that we couldn’t have any kind of discussion without permission, without a legal framework behind it.
Anatoly Chubais
In the American Jewish community, there is little willingness to face the fact that the Palestinian Arabs have suffered a monstrous historical injustice . . . Until this is recognized, discussion of the Middle East crisis cannot even begin.
Noam Chomsky
May and June. Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it’s time for work to begin.
H. Peter Loewer
If you can’t add to the discussion, don’t subtract by talking.
Lois Wyse
Noir’ has been talked about a great deal in the discussion of ‘The Black Dahlia,’ but De Palma’s palllete couldn’t be less monochrome; it’s the very definition of garish.
Mark Fisher
There are grave misgivings that the discussion on ecology may be designed to distract attention from the problems of war and poverty.
Indira Gandhi
There is a daily discussion with our servants about the price of food and the number of loaves: a conference with our presbyters to consider the sins of our people is a very rare occurrence.
Saint Bernard
In a nine-piece-band is one guy gonna call up eight guys and have a 45-minute discussion about every decision? No. So things are a lot more democratic in Stone Sour. Plus, we’re closer and it’s a lot easier to communicate. In Slipknot that’s the big problem – communication.
Jim Root
As every authoritarian regime knows, association can be a dangerous thing. From discussion it is only a few steps to action.
Ann Scott
The lamentable expression: ‘But it was only a dream”, the increasing use of which – among others in the domain of the cinema – has contributed not a little to encourage such hypocrisy, has for a long while ceased to merit discussion.
Andre Breton
Im always happy to have the President visit North Carolina. Unfortunately, the citizens of North Carolina who could be most adversely affected by the Presidents plan have not been invited to the discussion.
Mel Watt
The good news is that the credibility of the Net is already a subject of much research and discussion and there is a serious effort to go beyond surfing tools and lists of ‘best’ and ‘useful’ sites.
Sucheta Dalal
The discussion of prayer is so great that it requires the Father to reveal it, His firstborn Word to teach it, and the Spirit to enable us to think and speak rightly of so great a subject.
I’ve always tried to twist the ideas of beauty that are maybe considered to be ugly by the mainstream. I was already kind of toying with that when it comes to baldness, which came from a discussion with my mother about how to be considered a beautiful woman if you’re bald.
Sasha Velour
On the face of it, it must be a bad cause which will not bear discussion. Truth seeks light instead of shunning it.
Horace Mann
Many sections are taken up with political discussions and how the way of the ruler, the merchant, the householder, and the army interact with the Tao.
Frederick Lenz
To refuse a hearing to an opinion, because they are sure that it is false, is to assume that their certainty is the same thing as absolute certainty. All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility.
John Stuart Mill
Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.
Franklin Pierce
Since the intervention in Afghanistan, we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions, we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.
Jurgen Habermas
I’d rather lose an argument than get into a long discussion in order to win it.
Rafael Nadal
Science, history and politics are not suited for discussion except by experts. Others are simply in the position of requiring more information; and, till they have acquired all available information, cannot do anything but accept on authority the opinions of those better qualified.
Frank P. Ramsey
I think there’s a very clear recognition and understanding that the progress of women in business at the very highest decision-making levels is too slow. This is a discussion that’s going on in every country around the world, actually.
Quentin Bryce
Instant obedience will teach you more about God than a lifetime of Bible discussions.
Rick Warren
Discussion without asperity, sympathy with fusion, gayety unracked by too abundant jests, mental ease in approaching one another; these are the things which give a pleasant smoothness to the rough edge of life.
Agnes Repplier
A certain degree of solitude seems necessary to the full growth and spread of the highest mind; and therefore must a very extensive intercourse with men stifle many a holy germ, and scare away the gods, who shun the restless tumult of noisy companies and the discussion of petty interests.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
Alexis de Tocqueville
There is far too little discussion in Washington about the collapse of the middle class , almost no discussion at all about the incredible income inequality and wealth inequality in this country, and the fact that we’re moving toward an oligarch form of society.
Bernie Sanders
As an artist, even if you are putting out something really dark and disturbing, that’s good because it’s opening a discussion. Always in the back of my mind is this thought that the world has to be a better place with you in it.
Shaun Tan
In Mexico, audiences want to see a big discussion around a film – what we expect from Hollywood films worldwide is more of an entertaining show. ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ was a road movie and comedy, but it had a very strong political connotation that sparked a discussion in Mexico that is still going on.
Gael Garcia Bernal
The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you’re the person whose problems were solved when you were born, your job is to try and help the people who aren’t in that situation. It’s very easy to say you’re tired of political discussion when all of your problems are solved. I keep trying to think of it that way.
Jason Isbell
Ideas for my first experiments in human aggression came from discussions we had in a research seminar about William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies.’
Philip Zimbardo
I think what’s been lacking from our discussion for a long time is really that other part of what a Budget chair does, which is set the priorities for this country in terms of making sure we invest in the right places, in education, in job training, and to make sure we do a balanced approach moving forward.
Patty Murray
The problem with modern politics is everybody is doing sound bite stuff. In my stump speech, I give 20 minutes on why I think we’re off track. And I think people do really want to engage in a serious high-level discussion on how to get the country back on track because people care about their own country.
Dave Brat
In terms of immigration, we’re seeing a lot of Democrats and Republicans use the really elastic term, ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform,’ and they don’t totally understand what that means. For us in El Paso, it’s part of a larger discussion about the nature of the border.
Beto O’Rourke
I think it is possible to meet people in the middle, to have a discussion even though you may not agree on solutions, and find some common ground and get to consensus.
Patty Judge
In terms of Medicare, I’m in favor of sitting down and having a serious discussion about the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act, health-care reform, on the cost issue and changing the fee-for-service structure.
Sander Levin
While the prosecution has said this is about the defendants lies, one worries that those lies already have been buried under too much discussion of technical issues. The jury may be lost already.
David Berg
It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion.
Norman Angell
Partners like the United States and Germany must always discuss all issues, including these questions. I welcome the fact that a discussion over legitimate methods of questioning and interrogation is taking place in both Germany and the United States.
Angela Merkel
Humility is of central importance; I think it’s an underappreciated virtue in the contemporary discussion of law and politics.
Cass Sunstein
Of course, I didn’t become an architect, but later on in Iran, I had a lot of contact and discussions with architects because Iran was developing, and I felt we shouldn’t destroy the past and copy completely the West, which is the problem in developing countries.
Farah Diba
I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.
Neil LaBute
I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn’t learned a thing I didn’t know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct.
Carl Sandburg
We know that the ability to take on complex ideas, to handle the notion of a multiplicity of viewpoints, to deal in abstract thought relies on a person’s experience of reading widely and often – in combination with open-ended but challenging discussion.
Michael Rosen
People don’t like preaching, but discussion, presenting a case, and that’s important. Therefore, I think we need to learn to dialogue much more.
John Lennox
No opinion that cannot stand discussion or criticism is worth holding.
James E. Talmage
If the world’s leaders are serious about improving collective well-being, we’d better get serious about prioritizing education in our nations and in our global discussion.
Wendy Kopp
This time, there have been a lot of interesting discussions about the subject matter, and I’ve had a good time talking about it. And in some of the cases, I’m not just signing books – I’m showing slides and talking about the work
Leonard Nimoy
No one likes when debate gets stifled, when these events get cancelled, whether it’s a former president or prime minister of Israel, whether it’s a discussion on a panel.
Andrew Scheer
One scientist had discussions about love and compassion. Usually, he felt irritation. After our meeting, for some months, anger never come.
Dalai Lama
The thing I don’t understand is why so often one hears discussion of the fruits of human labor as if it’s all the creation of some alien race.
Chris Ware
Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
Ron Paul
There is still this perception in football about whether people are ‘English through and through.’ Essentially there is not any such thing without going into a whole discussion on genetics and bloodlines of each player.
Eniola Aluko
Comedians want honest discussion because it affects us. We make our living talking, so anything around language affects us greatly.
Jim Norton
I know I will be breaking a taboo. But I’m sure that it will provoke a new discussion. It’s time things change. I feel 30 and want to look that way again.
Brigitte Nielsen
When you turn the discussion onto talk of religion, you will soon start to reveal a whole range of views ranging from the ardent supporter to the ardent atheist.
Arthur Hertzberg
The editorial page is where you’ll find our opinions, while the letters columns and the space for Op-Ed contributors are a forum for debate and discussion.
Andrew Rosenthal
Our ideas need to become part of everyday discussion.
Bernie Sanders
Satire is used for political purposes all the time, but obviously there’s a time and a place. I think in the current climate, it can be very difficult to speak your mind, but sometimes, I believe, we’re all in danger and I think this discussion needs to be widened.
George Michael
Someone cold, politically calculating with no moral compass who can’t be trusted. That’s what polling and discussions with voters indicate [about Hillary Clinton].
Tamara Keith
Public discussions are part of what it takes to make changes in the trillions of graphics published each year.
Edward Tufte
I try to broaden every discussion out, make it very relatable to fans.
Colin Cowherd
I am explicitly not opening the giant can of worms that is the ongoing current discussion of patent, copyright, and trademark reform.
James Fallows
Let us hold our discussion together in our own persons, making trial of the truth and of ourselves.
Once your kid reaches middle school, parents are really supposed to fade out of the social picture. Kids are supposed to make their own plans, keep up with sophisticatedly crude discussions, and be able to go out on their own without supervision.
Bill Vaughan
One of the dangers [that Donald Trump poses, due to the augmented risk of nuclear war] is unquestionable. Of the two existential threats – the threats to the termination of the species basically and most other species – one of them, climate change, on that I think there’s no basis for discussion.
Noam Chomsky
Savage people realize their aims through fighting, through conflict. Cultivated and intellectual souls believe that they will attain their aims through thought and discussion.
Fethullah Gulen
If those who do not possess knowledge avoid the scholarly discussions, disagreement will end.
I hate intellectual discussion. When I hear the words ‘phenomenology’ or ‘structuralism’, I reach for my buck knife.
Edward Abbey
We desperately need in this country a discussion of American policy toward Russia. We can’t keep saying an untruth, that this new Cold War is solely the fault of Putin. We need to rethink our policy toward Russia.
Stephen F. Cohen
The White House again refused to turn over discussions Vice President Cheney had with Enron officials over energy policy. Cheney said if he had to disclose every time some business donated a ton of money then came in to write its own policy to govern itself, he wouldn’t get any work done.
Dennis Miller
I always set out to tell a good story, to create a character that young people can relate to, place them in a situation that will be interesting, intriguing, eventually suspenseful. But what I find is that after I do that, then there are themes that emerge, which teachers can then use to provoke discussion and debate.
Lois Lowry
I remember a discussion with a panel of experts, I asked a question to one of the moderators: “Why is it so difficult for a foreign DJ to play in a club in London?” And you know what the guy said? “Get better than the English.”
Eddy de Clercq
We deal with all the production headaches and all that stuff. They just have to come here and be super funny. And it’s worked out well. I mean, literally, every day they’re all saying things I’d never thought I’d hear before and just some of the funniest discussions I’ve ever heard.
Jeff Schaffer
Scientific knowledge scarcely exists amongst the higher classes of society. The discussion in the Houses of Lords or of Commons, which arise on the occurrence of any subjects connected with science, sufficiently prove this fact.
Charles Babbage
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
John Dalberg-Acton
Discussions allow photographers to shuffle their prejudices
Bill Jay
Radio is a wonderful medium, but the clock is very unforgiving, and the discussion of this matter included in the interview as originally recorded had to be cut to fit the allotted time. I am happy to provide this elaboration to correct the record.
Jack Miles
Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news.
David Chalmers
If in a discussion of many matters … we are not able to give perfectly exact and self-consistent accounts, do not be surprised: rather we would be content if we provide accounts that are second to none in probability.
Considering the way the prebiotic soup is referred to in so many discussions of the origin of life as an already established reality, it comes as something of a shock to realize that there is absolutely no positive evidence for its existence.
Michael Denton
I still love Marvel to death and I had a great experience, and it was a really tough decision to leave Marvel. It was a very easy decision to come to DC; it was very difficult to leave Marvel. And I really wanted to draw Batman, and really, that was entirely the discussion when it came to coming to DC.
David Finch
Only after awhile. After it came out and people began to engage in discussions about the social reflections of the film that I realized it had an importance I hadn’t thought of.
Rod Steiger
Certainly anything that is news or opinion needs to be free on the Web, because the Web is this very fluid medium that is very much driven by links and the flow of visitors through a discussion via links.
Fred Wilson
If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test.
Mary Wollstonecraft
My love of storytelling comes from oral tradition, the stories from my grandmother and conversations with [my] mother. The world is full of discussions of condensation, drifts, misunderstanding, repetition. These are the materials I work with. My debt is to these women.
Lucrecia Martel
New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.
George Bernard Shaw
My wife and I have this discussion all the time. Her primal influences are J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald. Mine are Rudyard Kipling, Edith Nesbit and T.H. White. So, we have certain structural differences in form and content right off the bat!
Chris Claremont
A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy.
George Soros
There’s a bizarre insistence on how a story should be. ‘The protagonist must be sympathetic!’ they say. Whatever that means. I never engage in that discussion. I never use that word, ‘sympathetic.’ I just know ‘interesting.’
Alexander Payne
Through Black Lives Matter and social media, we’ve been able to have a really challenging discussion with America about police and how much it is investing in policing.
Patrisse Cullors
When I go to Ohio to visit relatives on holidays, I am often astonished by the level of casual dismissal offered up by way of discussion.
Theresa Rebeck
The aesthetic discussion of photography is dominated by the concept of time. Photographs appear as devices stopping time and preserving fragments of the past, like flies in amber.
Peter Wollen
After each performance of an Austin Shakespeare production, audiences are invited to stay for a ten-minute discussion of the work. And this tradition continues in our New York run.
Jeff Britting
Legacy media accuses young people of being apathetic while actively attempting to remove them from the discussion.
Hank Green
If we got there and we looked up and we said, “You know what? Black folks are still doing a little bit worse off than whites, but it’s not like it was 20 years ago,” then we can have a discussion about how do we get that last little bit. But that’s a high-class problem to have.
Barack Obama
Freedom and order are not incompatible… truth is strength… free discussion is the very life of truth.
Thomas Huxley
I suggested that countries with tighter finances think about such a [fuel] tax. We don’t have the time at the moment for months of discussion.
Wolfgang Schauble
My sobriety isn’t up for discussion, but as for vices, I seem to hack away at them with my invisible machete from dawn till dusk. The vice of ‘more’ is an ongoing theme.
Anthony Kiedis
A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end all discussion of animal rights.
Lance Morrow
You change society by changing the wind. Change the wind, transform the debate, recast the discussion, alter the context in which political discussions are being made, and you will change the outcomes… You will be surprised at how fast the politicians adjust to the change in the wind.
Jim Wallis
It’s hard in today’s society to have a discussion where you want to challenge the status quo because of the ‘I gotcha’ politics.
Jack Kingston
I had been dreaming a complicated dream about helping poets revise their poems, so that each ending would open like a flower. I was not arguing, but engaged in a rousing discussion.
Diane Wakoski
I have never called myself an opera singer. Other people do, but I always call myself a classical singer. I’d love to do opera, but I’m still too young and I don’t want to do it until I’m ready. I realise that when I do that it’s going to be… up for discussion, shall we say, so I want to get it right.
Katherine Jenkins
Regarding race or gender or sexuality, one of the great things about art and music is that they can provide people with very little else in common with a similar entry point for discussion, but the discussions still need to happen for life to get more interesting.
Babatunde Adebimpe
I remember having a friend overnight, and lots of giggling after the lights were out. And seemingly long silences followed by “Are you asleep yet?” and, sometimes, some pretty serious discussions about God and Life.
Joe Brainard
The main events of ‘205 Live’ are always among the discussion as far as top acts of the week in the world.
Mustafa Ali
I’d just as soon not get into a discussion about Jane and her politics. I’d just as soon stick to what we’re here for, the picture.
Henry Fonda
Our cultural discussion of fat bodies and how we clothe them has nothing to do with health concerns, the obesity epidemic, or the comfort of fat people. It has everything to do with what we expect from women, what we’ve been told by the fashion industry, and the value we place on ‘perfect’ bodies.
Jennifer Armintrout
I had a very long discussion with Justice Gorsuch in my office, and he pointed out to me that he is a co-author of a whole book on precedent. So, someone who devotes that much time to writing a book on precedent, I think, understands how important a principle that is in our judicial system.
Susan Collins
Let me be clear, the discussions about Social Security are not about the retirement security of those Americans who are 55 or older – the Social Security system for those folks 55 and over will not change in any way shape of form – no ifs, ands, or buts.
Norm Coleman
That discussion can take place only in an atmosphere in which illegal immigration is a memory of the past, no longer with us, allowing us to weigh the different options available based on the new circumstances at the time.
Donald Trump
People only believe what they discover for themselves. We need to have civil discussions, and look at what the facts and the truth are.
Steve Daines
The Greek side of me definitely loves a good meal, a lot of laughing, loud discussions.
Rita Wilson
By bringing current events into the classroom, everyday discussion, and social media, maybe we don’t need to wait for our grandchildren’s questions to remind us we should have paid more attention to current events.
Adora Svitak
Discussions without end have been devoted to the subject of peace, and the efforts to obtain a general and lasting peace have been frequent through many years of world history.
George C. Marshall
The aspect of congresses and such meetings generally to which I attach the greatest importance is the discussion. That is why people assemble: to hear different opinions, rather than to pass resolutions.
Fredrik Bajer
I have serious concerns with the discussion around minimum wage because it drives up costs, and it could harm jobs.
Thom Tillis
The strength in our third-quarter financial results is cause for excitement. I’m particularly pleased that we continue to demonstrate impressive growth at the same time we are engaged in important merger discussions.
Bernard Ebbers
There’s been an awful lot of discussion about what is or isn’t simple, and people have gotten a pretty sophisticated notion of simplicity, but I’m not sure it has helped.
Ward Cunningham
Progressive bloggers should not only write on behalf of the members of America’s underclass but also empower them to join the discussion.
Ari Melber
If everybody in our caucus had a 50/50 [Democrat/Republican] district, we’d have a lot different discussion. But if they have a 90 percent Democratic district, they don’t ever talk to a Republican, they don’t have to and they don’t want to.
Collin Peterson
Maybe the future of Syria will not be a presidential system where one person will have all the power, so, the discussion about who should and should not rule Syria will become irrelevant. Let the Syrian people decide.
Mohammad Javad Zarif
In one family, every little plan or question is discussed amid bickering and irritation. In another, without the least effort, every discussion goes on amid perfect peace. This is just as easy, and infinitely more agreeable: only, in many homes it does not happen to be the family habit.
Charles Buxton
Stephen had just come from a class discussion in which several students believed that the right cup of herbal tea would save them from pain and sorrow. Well acquainted with pain and sorrow, Stephen did not contribute to the discussion. He merely crossed these idiots off his list of possible friends.
Caroline B. Cooney
What the nation’s built on is discussion, contradiction and growth, and at the moment you can’t discuss anything. If you do start to discuss it, you get criticized. If people hate us, you have to find out why and try to solve that problem.
Donald Sutherland
It’s weird to have to look at another co-worker and have a silent discussion – any discussion – about how you are going to touch their genitals or allow them to touch your genitals.
Timothy Simons
The genuine rationalist does not think that he or anyone else is in possession of the truth; nor does he think that mere criticism as such helps us achieve new ideas. But he does think that, in the sphere of ideas, only critical discussion can help us sort the wheat from the chaff.
Karl Popper
There is no better example of social and economic policy discussion as an idle pastime for the rich than the World Economic Forum at Davos. These guys make the millionaire schmoozers at the Aspen Ideas Festival look like short-order cooks.
Timothy Noah
I do think that campaigns are about electing somebody, but they’re also about a discussion of the future of our country.
Nancy Pelosi
Thus science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths; neither with the collection of observations, nor with the invention of experiments, but with the critical discussion of myths, and of magical techniques and practices.
Karl Popper
The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon. It provides a reference point and a benchmark, a point of common discussion and an issue of universal scientific interest.
Simon Conway Morris
This time, there have been a lot of interesting discussion about the subject matter and I’ve had a good time talking about it. And in some of the cases, I’m not just signing books; I’m showing slides and talking about the work.
Leonard Nimoy
The first time cyber was even a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference, which is – I mean, we’ve got hundreds of specialists there – was 2011. That’s how long it took.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
If you let things devolve into a shouting match, then it’s really difficult to have a discussion, a serious discussion.
Brianna Keilar
Have a conversation with your family about your end-of-life wishes while you are healthy. No one wants to have that discussion… but if you do, you’ll be giving your loved ones a tremendous gift, since they won’t have to guess what your wishes would have been, and it takes the onus of responsibility off of them.
Jodi Picoult
You can’t have a discussion about bullying unless you also have a discussion against our culture’s obsession with masculinity.
The 24/7 nature of online debate, on the web and across social media, has allowed for more vibrant discussion of the opinions we publish – and your own.
Andrew Rosenthal
Privacy is implied. Privacy is not up for discussion.
Mikko Hypponen
When you arrive really inside the discussion of race, practically they institute a Mexican-ness, a Latin-ness, a racial community that just isn’t true. So, we know who are the people that have the majority of power, access and privileges in Mexico, and they are white Mexicans.
I believe that the organisers of this conference have chosen a very timely subject for our discussion – because the 21st century will confront us with an entirely new set of challenges.
Lord Robertson
Real-life discussions involve a great many bores and boors who have never learned that the art of conversation demands listening as well as talking.
Susan Jacoby
We must not overlook the role that extremists play. They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent or self-satisfied; they are, if sound, the spearhead of progress. If they are fundamentally wrong, free discussion will in time put an end to them.
Abraham Flexner
Bitcoin and the whole discussion around it shows how big a need there is for innovation about what money is and how it is stored.
Taavet Hinrikus
In a literal sense, even a private company, of course, cannot do everything that it wants without some discussion with government. As a good corporate citizen, Severstal discussed the idea of a merger with Arcelor with the Russian government.
Alexei Mordashov
I think there’s nothing better in the world than a spirited discussion about the Bible and Jesus and God and the Catholic faith, or the Jewish faith, or the Muslim faith— any religion.
Elizabeth Vargas
A good story should provoke discussion, debate, argument…and the occasional bar fight.
J. Michael Straczynski
There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves to be tenacious of the right of free discussion. I mean the poor.
Gerrit Smith
Friends become wiser together through a healthy clash of viewpoints.
Timothy Keller
Any discussion of investment or putting monetary value on the environment must start with the populations who rely on those resources.
Helene D. Gayle
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
Neville Chamberlain
When immortality becomes for us no longer a matter of academic discussion, but the most vital of all questions; we shall find our comfort where so many before us have found it, in the ancient words.
Henry Norris Russell
I find that it’s hard to fully examine one’s life and not have faith be part of the discussion.
J. J. Abrams
I think the understanding of the role of markets has really helped advance the values of entrepreneurship. Its helped shape public policy discussions in a whole variety of ways.
Lars Peter Hansen
I welcome a discussion on a long-term, pro-active approach to disaster relief for Americans. Until Congress arrives at a conclusion, however, we must continue to honor America’s honorable tradition of helping Americans recover for natural catastrophes.
Cedric Richmond
Any discussion of how pain and suffering fit into God’s scheme ultimately leads back to the cross.
Philip Yancey
If the feminine issue is so absurd, is because the male’s arrogance made it “a discussion
Simone de Beauvoir
Americans are hungry for a discussion on policy solutions to the problems in their communities that work.
J. C. Watts
Force loses its legitimacy when it is used instead of free and open discussion.
Gustavo de Greiff
When it comes to meetings and preparing for that, it doesn’t matter if it’s a meeting with the U.N.; with a large operator, CEO, or chairman; or if I have an internal meeting – in all cases, I know that the energy and the engagement in every discussion is extremely important.
Hans Vestberg
My father was a businessman. We had discussions about honesty and dishonesty.
John Cullum
Genre pleasures are many, but the quality of shared values within an ongoing discussion may be the most powerful, enlisting lifelong devotion in its fans.
Gregory Benford
I can’t think of any time we had a discussion [with Dre] about the aftermath of what happened the night before. We just had too much going on.
The separation of powers is about legislative powers. I

The separation of powers is about legislative powers. It isn’t about discussion or words.
Rand Paul
I think there’s nothing better in the world than a spirited discussion about the Bible and Jesus and God and the Catholic faith, or the Jewish faith, or the Muslim faith – any religion.
Elizabeth Vargas
Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved.
Richard Meier
The next four years, there won’t be a week that goes by without a discussion of climate change. It’s a naturally Conservative issue.
Tim Yeo
We’ve always had issues up for discussion at Catholic universities.
William P. Leahy
It was a strange combination to absorb – the everyday concerns of the town doctor stuck in the middle of a discussion of his early days in seventeenth-century London.
Stephenie Meyer
Fashion is an industry of action, not discussion.
Imran Amed
At school, everything was left v. right, communists and fascists; what interested me was the discussion of identity, autonomy, federalism, and community.
Matteo Salvini
I quickly learned that asking if an interview space was wheelchair accessible was a bad idea; it gave a potential employer an immediate bad impression. It was either a black mark against my name, or a straight up discussion of why I wouldn’t be able to work there because they had no wheelchair access.
Stella Young
The discussion in Washington has changed dramatically. I mean, it’s no longer a question of should we address entitlements – it’s no longer a question of do we need to reduce spending in the future.
Mark Zandi
One of course is to insure greater supply of energy for California’s needs now and in the future in the sense that we are in discussions with representatives of Oregon and Washington, where they do have a surplus supply of energy available, and at what we hope will be a very reasonable price.
George Deukmejian
Provocative… I used to be defensive about it, but in the end, I realised it’s exactly right. It’s what we’re trying to do – to provoke thought and discussion and, you know, shake people up to start thinking about things in a different way. I’m interested in messing with what they think is the norm.
Yorgos Lanthimos
What parents said they valued most were discussions with teachers and heads, and what they wanted was more descriptive information in their children’s school reports. This is particularly true for primary schools. Parents wanted to know much more than just how their children were doing academically.
Carol J. Adams
Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion.
Kevin Mitnick
A writer who wishes to be read by posterity must not be averse to putting hints which might give rise to whole books, or ideas for learned discussions, in some corner of a chapter so that one should think he can afford to throw them away by the thousand.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
To a large extent, the problems of poets are the problems of painters, and poets must often turn to the literature of painting for a discussion of their own problems.
Wallace Stevens
I appreciate that question because I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state.
George W. Bush
Benchmark has got a lot of playability. You can sit with your family and friends, and you’ll all have an opinion about what the answer is. What’s amazing is when some of the answers are revealed, it creates even more discussion.
Paddy McGuinness
As long as there are human rights to be defended; as long as there are great interests to be guarded; as long as the welfare of nations is a matter for discussion, so long will public speaking have its place.
William Jennings Bryan
When accessorizing with chunky jewellery, choose bright colours that will stand out and bring alive your look. Statement pieces in bold colours can take your look to a different level and could even become a point of discussion.
Tena Desae
Spending when the math’s not there and the numbers aren’t there and if they look in the social security trust fund, it’s filled with IOUs because the government’s been pilfering it for years on end. We have to do something. We have to start having this discussion.
Ben Quayle
Only by a frank discussion of the very details of dying can we best deal with those aspects that frighten us the most. It is by knowing the truth… that we rid ourselves of that fear of the terra incognita of death.
Sherwin B. Nuland