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My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical.
~By Michael Tippett ~


The thing that people seem to miss about not just Google, but also our competitors, Yahoo, eBay and so forth, is that there's an awful lot of communities that have never been served by traditional media.
~By Eric Schmidt ~


The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other. It helped me in the future where I got to play in 2 cities that were rich in tradition.
~By Roger Clemens ~


And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


Traditional market researchers are cold and calculating and scientific.
~By Frank Luntz ~


A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered; about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
~By Robert M. Hutchins ~


We need uniform protection of traditional marriage. You can't have different definitions on something as fundamental as marriage. The Marriage Protection Amendment is the only solution to this problem.
~By Ernest Istook ~


With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


But, I don't want to assume that our tradition of excellence is a guarantee of future excellence.
~By Dave Heineman ~


The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner, join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution.
~By Chris Christie ~


Saddam is a familiar dictatorial aggressor, with traditional goals for his aggression.
~By Brent Scowcroft ~


This new one was held for a couple months, so I guess it was better, but when we go into thinking our next record tragedy, it traditionally will probably change the distribution again and it will get held up again.
~By Kerry King ~


My personal political convictions are rooted in the populist political traditions of western Canada.
~By Preston Manning ~


What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates? The American Jewish community is not going to survive by lining up against its common enemy.
~By Arthur Hertzberg ~


Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition, you can't accept responsibility for the audience. And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation, which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.
~By Robert Fripp ~


Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the myth in their own traditions, so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
~By Winston Churchill ~


My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It's just not December without that movie in my house.
~By Tom Hanks ~


Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.
~By Konstantin Stanislavisky ~


Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.
~By Cyril Falls ~


Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
~By Francis Arinze ~


We desecrated the traditional values, but new values didn't come along.
~By Rocco Buttiglione ~


The Army War College has been a tradition in central Pennsylvania for years.
~By Bill Shuster ~


In contrast, traditional classical music starts from an abstract musical schema. This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage, when it is performed.
~By Pierre Schaeffer ~


Blacks have traditionally had to operate in a situation where whites have set themselves up as the custodians of the black experience.
~By August Wilson ~


That's a traditional Samoan dance. I was lucky that I was able to fly my cousins, who are professional dancers, up from Hawaii and they were able to be in the movie with me. We had a great time.
~By Dwayne Johnson ~


At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil.
~By Hans Kung ~


There was an honorable tradition of using anonymous sources that was ruined by Jayson Blair.
~By Ted Rall ~


Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.
~By John Greenleaf Whittier ~


If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind.
~By Harri Holkeri ~


It seems to me that the idea traditionally defended of endeavoring to maintain existing ethnic balances simply doesn't work any more.
~By William F. Buckley, Jr. ~


And we had our own laws. I mean, I wrote them. And we had our own customs, and traditions, and proprieties.
~By James Stockdale ~


Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
~By Jan Peter Balkenende ~


I think that the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that is its own entity. They're just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It's kind of untouched, it's not Americanized.
~By Toni Collette ~


The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.
~By Carol Moseley Braun ~


There is no conflict between favouring Islamic and traditional values and being more open and international.
~By Hassanal Bolkiah ~


Well, the whole story is in the book, but the short answer is that I was the first information architect in an organization that was traditionally design-oriented, and I felt I needed a tool to help me gain the trust and support of my colleagues.
~By Jesse James Garrett ~


I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions.
~By Alan Dundes ~


Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
~By Ron Paul ~


Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


In general, the philological movement opened up countless sources relevant to linguistic issues, treating them in quite a different spirit from traditional grammar; for instance, the study of inscriptions and their language. But not yet in the spirit of linguistics.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
~By Arthur M. Schlesinger ~


It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
~By Henry James ~


What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
~By Andy Warhol ~


I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries that I have visited are showing an ever increasing interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures.
~By George Crumb ~


At times I experience hardship in trying to find the proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality.
~By Princess Masako ~


After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture, not only in advanced technology, allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings, but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings.
~By Harry Seidler ~


I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition.
~By Loretta Lynn ~


Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
~By Margaret Drabble ~


Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


Darwin's idea of natural selection makes people uncomfortable because it reverses the direction of tradition.
~By Daniel Dennett ~


There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that's really what I wanted to do.
~By Aaron Sorkin ~


I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended, continuing and perfecting childhood drawing - without the traditional interruption of academic training.
~By Saul Steinberg ~


However, I began to submit poems to British magazines, and some were accepted. It was a great moment to see my first poems published. It felt like entering a tradition.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter and a tradition of style; and that is what every other poet has behind him too; only, for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower, rather more strictly compelling.
~By Lascelles Abercrombie ~


My father, one of the great entrepreneurs and philanthropists of this state, taught me that capital - monetary or political - is to be used to benefit others. I intend to continue that tradition.
~By Jon Huntsman, Jr. ~


I believe that all poetry is formal in that it exists within limits, limits that are either inherited by tradition or limits that language itself imposes.
~By Mark Strand ~


So we are not doing the traditional album, tour, album, tour, album, tour anymore. We're going to tour when we want to, regardless of whether we've got a record out.
~By Ed O'Brien ~


It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
~By Vin Diesel ~


Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation.
~By Robert Teeter ~


These maxims and the art of interpreting them may be said to constitute the premisses of science but I prefer to call them our scientific beliefs. These premisses or beliefs are embodied in a tradition, the tradition of science.
~By Michael Polanyi ~


There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war - nothing material or ideological - no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating.
~By George Wald ~


I became CEO at the beginning of the hit on old economy stocks. When something like that occurs in your first six months as a CEO of a more traditional branded firm, it makes for a fast learning curve.
~By Andrea Jung ~


I hate the rock music tradition. I can't bear it!
~By Brian Eno ~


Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do.
~By Donald Knuth ~


We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


The traditional practice is that the justices don't ask the attorney general any questions, so as not to embarrass him. But Bobby Kennedy had let them know that he didn't mind if they asked him questions and they did.
~By Harold H. Greene ~


Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies: paintings on dun walls, sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls.
~By John Hart ~


Capitalism attacks and destroys all the finer sentiments of the human heart; it ruthlessly sweeps away old traditions and ideas opposed to its progress, and it exploits and corrupts those things once held sacred.
~By Daniel De Leon ~


This character in the film, these things that he says which sound like advice and wise things, they are very common for Orientals. It's all the tradition.
~By Omar Sharif ~


I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.
~By Todd Akin ~


My father felt that his world of ideas was too liberal for traditional rabbinical teachings, and he looked for a chance to find a way in life.
~By Immanuel Velikovsky ~


The economic piece is still missing, since it's so hard to attract industry to reservations, but spiritually and educationally, they're doing just fine. Each tribe has a community college now, and they teach the language, they teach the traditions.
~By James Welch ~


I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton was a good place for this work because it had a strong tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology.
~By Paul Nurse ~


I know that Bush, for political reasons, is going to nominate a minority, a Hispanic man or someone where it will be harder for people on the progressive side to oppose and split some of the traditionally progressive or democratic constituents.
~By Patricia Ireland ~


Because it's not only that a child is inseparable from the family in which he lives, but that the lives of families are determined by the community in which they live and the cultural tradition from which they come.
~By Bernice Weissbourd ~


There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


We find Japan a little more difficult to understand because it has proven its 20th century prowess though the ancient traditions still persist.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


There's something about doing theatre in London - it sinks a little bit deeper into your soul as an actor. It's something about the tradition of theatre, about performing on the West End stage.
~By Christian Slater ~


It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper at the intersection between their inherited religious traditions and their current life situations.
~By Larry Graham ~


Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned, traditional sitcom format, which I think works, because in its own way, it's quite theatrical.
~By Dylan Moran ~


Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it.
~By Vanessa Mae ~


I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman.
~By Bill Frist ~


My parents are both college professors, and it made me want to question authority, standards and traditions.
~By Maya Lin ~


In these confused times, the role of classical music is at the very core of the struggle to reassert cultural and ethical values that have always characterized our country and for which we have traditionally been honored and respected outside our shores.
~By Lorin Maazel ~


Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


One of the best animated films I've seen come out of Disney was the Tarzan movie. I wasn't crazy about the story or the design on Tarzan's face, but the traditional animation was spectacular.
~By Ralph Bakshi ~


In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.
~By Brian Eno ~


Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.
~By Stephen Jay Gould ~


You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do. But what we want to bring to these works is energy, passion, freshness.
~By John Bradshaw ~


In a time of constrained resources we will have to shift emphasis. but not necessarily from the traditional Political Officer to the traditional Economic Officer.
~By Lawrence Eagleburger ~


Traditional science is all about finding shortcuts.
~By Rudy Rucker ~


The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs.
~By Silvio Berlusconi ~


Incidentally, one of the most worrying problems in the impact of Western modernity on traditional culture is that it quite rapidly communicates its own indifference or anxiety or even hostility about age and ageing.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


In some of the countries where we operate, there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships.
~By Lee R. Raymond ~


The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices.
~By Bill Bradley ~

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