INSISTING QUOTES

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"My father was right: you could make anybody amazing just by insisting they were." Elizabeth McCracken. IMG
"Anna, there's something very arrogant about insisting on the right to be right." Doris Lessing. IMG
"It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?" Fyodor Dostoevsky. IMG
"Those who successfully go through tough times do so because they keep insisting." Max Lucado. IMG
"Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay but acknowledging that it is not." Sheryl Sandberg. IMG
"People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it" Edith Schaeffer. IMG
"Recommending or insisting on abstinence has been completely ineffective." Bill Nye. IMG
"I am very tired of this Government, which I have never seen, and which is always insisting that I must do disagreeable things, and does no good to anybody." Naomi Novik. IMG
"Hammond is insisting SG-1 needs a sociopolitical nerd to offset our overwhelming coolness." Jack O'Neill. IMG
"Faith is not accepting the world as it is but insisting on building the world God wants." Shane Claiborne. IMG
"After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office." Roy Barnes. IMG
"I'm not the perfectionist anymore. It's my staff. They're the ones always insisting on doing something better and better." Walt Disney. IMG
"There's a world of difference between insisting on someone's doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it." Fred Rogers. IMG
"Cooperation - To get cooperation, you must give cooperation. Always seek to find the best way rather than insisting on your own way." John Wooden. IMG
"What I've said is we're going to encourage democracy in Pakistan, expand our nonmilitary aid to Pakistan so that they have more of a stake in working with us, but insisting that they go after these militants." Barack Obama. IMG
"[Footnote:] Pliny the Elder perished in 79 A.D. when he refused to flee from the great eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, insisting that everything would be all right. It wasn't." Will Cuppy. IMG
"You keep insisting, I feel good because the world is right! Wrong! The world is right because I feel good. That's what all the mystics are saying." Anthony De Mello. IMG
"Gaston Milhaud, like many of his contemporaries, sought to overthrow empirical positivism by insisting on the fundamental reality of the mind, but mind conceived in the Kantian sense. The knowledge of nature is symbolic, and there is no necessary connection between the phenomena and our fictions." Fulton J Sheen. IMG
"He was a lovely man in many ways. But he kept on insisting on forgiving me when there was nothing to forgive." Angela Carter. IMG
"Most actors make themselves unhappy by searching for their sanity, by insisting on their normalcy; it's a grave mistake." Michael Shurtleff. IMG
"Wondering where Ranger was now, when I needed him. Why wasn't he here, insisting on locking me up in a safe house? Now that my hamster's cage was clean, I'd be happy to oblige." Janet Evanovich. IMG
"And so, it is not astonishing that, though the patient enters therapy insisting that he wants to change, more often than not, what he really wants is to remain the same and to get the therapist to make him feel better. (4)" Sheldon B. Kopp. IMG
"Feminism has led the way in demystifying personal relations, forcefully insisting they are political to the core." Elizabeth Fox-Genovese. IMG
"Prayer is repeating the victor's name (Jesus) into the ears of Satan and insisting on his retreat." S. D Gordon. IMG
"Proving one's freedom will often mean insisting on the most arbitrary, odd, unrepeatable aspects of one's behavior." Ermanno Bencivenga. IMG
"Students of popular science... are always insisting that Christianity and Buddhism are very much alike, especially Buddhism. This is generally believed, and I believed it myself until I read a book giving the reasons for it." Gilbert K Chesterton. IMG
"If you love your community, then you need to be insisting on justice in all circumstances." Bryan Stevenson. IMG
"I think Africa is slowly learning - and painfully - that importance of insisting on responsible leadership. It will come eventually, and we may be impatient and rightly so, because it is not coming fast enough. But that is the way to go." Chinua Achebe. IMG
"Let's keep refusing to accept the world as it is and insisting on building the world we dream of. Don't let the haters have the last word." Shane Claiborne. IMG
"Catch me, as if I have surely been out committing a violation against you, my sin of insisting on existing without you." Ana Castillo. IMG
"Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable." Voltaire. IMG
"The art of leading, in operations large or small, is the art of dealing with humanity, of working diligently on behalf of men, of being sympathetic with them, but equally, of insisting that they make a square facing toward their own problems." Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall. IMG
"I couldn't stand being identified by my sexuality, I retaliated by insisting that people regard me for my intellectual worth. My intellect became a form of damage control." Leora Tanenbaum. IMG
"Those voices telling you that it's all wrong, and you should be louder or softer or more fashionable or marketable? Those are the bad voices. The only guide you can afford to listen to is the obsessive, lovestruck thing inside you that keeps insisting it finds some particular subject utterly fascinating. Do not shame this part of yourself. Take it by the hand and lead it to safety." Doris Egan. IMG
"It is clear that we must embrace struggle. Every living thing conforms to it. Everything in nature grows and struggles in its own way, establishing its own identity, insisting on it at all cost, against all resistance." Rainer Maria Rilke. IMG
"In a true partnership, the kind worth striving for, the kind worth insisting on, and even, frankly, worth divorcing over, both people try to give as much or even a little more than they get. 'Deserves' is not the point. And 'owes' is certainly not the point. The point is to make the other person as happy as we can, because their happiness adds to ours. The point is - in the right hands, everything that you give, you get." Amy Bloom. IMG
"I have a cotillion event. Some yacht-club charity fundraiser thingy. Whitney is insisting, and Kit took her side." Three wide smiles. "Oh shut up." Kathy Reichs. IMG
"Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they'll have jobs and get enough money to buy things." Philip Slater. IMG
"It is not the practice, now will I allow subversives to get away by insisting that I've got to prove everything against them in a court of law or [produce] evidence that will stand up to the strict rules of evidence of a court of law." Lee Kuan Yew. IMG
"By not having sex before marriage, you are insisting on your right to take these things seriously, when many around you do not seem to. By reserving a part of you for someone else, you are insisting on your right to keep something sacred." Wendy Shalit. IMG
"Sometimes, a defeat can be more beautiful and satisfying than certain victories. The English have a point in insisting that it matters not who won or lost, but how you played the game." Arthur Ashe. IMG
"That's how hatred is created: two different groups, each insisting they're on the moral high ground" Neil Strauss. IMG
"The overwhelming condemnation makes it clear we have made enormous progress in teaching everyone that racism is bad. Where we seem to have dropped the ball... is in teaching people what racism actually is ... which allows people to say incredibly racist things while insisting they would never." Jon Stewart. IMG
"My wife volunteered her services as Red Cross nurse, insisting upon being sent to the front, in order to be as near me as could be, but it developed later that no nurse was allowed to go farther than the large troop hospitals far in the rear of the actual operations" Fritz Kreisler. IMG
"Some men use no other means to acquire respect than by insisting on it; and it sometimes answers their purpose, as it does a highwayman's in regard to money." William Shenstone. IMG
"Final cut is overrated. Only fools keep insisting on always having the final word. The wise swallow their pride in order to get to the best possible cut." Wim Wenders. IMG
"I wanted to change the rules of engagement, asking for more- from fewer. I was insisting that we had to have only the best people...If you wanted excellence, at a minimum, the ambience had to reflect excellence." Jack Welch. IMG
"[W]hen I see men callously and cheerfully denying women the full use of their bodies, while insisting with sobs and howls on the satisfaction of their own, I simply can't find it heroic, or kind, or anything but pretty rotten and feeble." Dorothy L Sayers. IMG
"Banks aren't neutral observers, they're ... the people who caused the mess. It's like someone who's wet themselves in a public building insisting they choose which mop the librarian fetches to clear up the puddle." Mark Steel. IMG
"In insisting, for political purposes, on a sharp division between gay and straight, gay activism, like much of feminism, has become as rigid and repressive as the old order it sought to replace." Camille Paglia. IMG
"If a religious principle is worth anything, it applies to a million of human beings as truly as to one; and the difficulty of insisting on its wider application does not furnish any proof that it ought not to be so applied." Henry Parry Liddon. IMG
"Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive." Ann Oakley. IMG
"The faith religious believers have in God is small compared to the faith people put in politicians, knowing how many times they have been disappointed in the past but still insisting that this time it will be different." Jonathan Sacks. IMG
"In terms of other functions, we are making a mistake about insisting on a public school monopoly." James Q Wilson. IMG
"When I was a baby feminist, leading feminist thinkers were insisting that if women ran the world, there would be no sadism or war." Naomi Wolf. IMG
"Laughter is spiritual health. And laughter is very unburdening. While you laugh, you can put your mind aside very easily. For a man who cannot laugh the doors of the buddha are closed. To me, laughter is one of the greatest values. No religion has ever thought about it. They have always been insisting on seriousness, and because of their insistence the whole world is psychologically sick." Rajneesh. IMG
"We don't need more politicians insisting we have deficits because you're not taxed enough. Those deficits ballooned from an economy that didn't grow enough and from 50 years of government spending too much." Ronald Reagan. IMG
"Mrs. Boffin, insisting that Bella should make tomorrow's expedition in the chariot, she went home in great grandeur. Mrs. Wilfer and Miss Lavinia had speculated much on the probabilities and improbabilities of her coming in this gorgeous state, and, on beholding the chariot from the window at which they were secreted to look out for it, agreed that it must be detained at the door as long as possible, for the mortification and confusion of the neighbours." Charles Dickens. IMG
"These days everyone was insisting on their identity, coming out as a man, woman, gay, black, Jew - brandishing whichever features they could claim, as if without a tag they wouldn't be human." Hanif Kureishi. IMG
"The only indication of the passage of time lies in the heavens, the subtle shift of the moon. So Peeta begins pointing it out to me, insisting I acknowledge its progress and sometimes, for just a moment I feel a flicker of hope before the agony of the night engulfs me again." Suzanne Collins. IMG

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