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Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism in the 20th and 21st century, a relatively recent practice. The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
~By Joe Klein ~


I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family.
~By Bjork ~


So many of the sounds that contemporary composers were trying to create were to be found in the traditional musics of the world. That was encouraging but also little daunting to think that you had to work so hard to be new and yet it was old.
~By Robert Morris ~


Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward.
~By Josef Albers ~


It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money for your first communion.
~By Roma Downey ~


The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge, and half of them came from Oxford. But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two headed tradition of doing comedy, of doing sketches, and that kind of thing.
~By Rowan Atkinson ~


They've pursued their own agendas, and they've done what they've wanted to do and not pursued traditional careers in the music industry. They've followed their own instincts, and they are in many ways maverick performers.
~By Neil Tennant ~


Organisations are now confronted with two sources of change: the traditional type that is initiated and managed; and external changes over which no one has control.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


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 ~


The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones, simply because they are the most logical, and reconcile every difficulty.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


You don't really need modernity in order to exist totally and fully. You need a mixture of modernity and tradition.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
~By Daniel Barenboim ~


Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books; the women characters often rather decorative.
~By Ken Follett ~


I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport - and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested.
~By Fernando Alonso ~


The only possible role that I can see for reconciliation would be to make modest changes in the major package to improve affordability, to deal with what share of Medicaid expansion the federal government pays, those kinds of issues, which is the traditional role for reconciliation in health care.
~By Kent Conrad ~


There aren't traditions of freedom in a place like Iraq. They're going to have to come to grips with a concept that they hadn't been allowed to conceive before.
~By Malcolm Wallop ~


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 ~


Let's try winning and see what it feels like. If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions.
~By Paul Tsongas ~


Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in. We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore, experimental music-making.
~By Thurston Moore ~


For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years.
~By Spencer Bachus ~


During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities.
~By Michael N. Castle ~


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 ~


I had hoped that the board would accept Johnny Hon's offer of a loan to buy the stadium back for the club, as I think this would be best way of continuing the long tradition of Cambridge United in Cambridge - and it was a generous offer.
~By Anne Campbell ~


Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
~By Brian Greene ~


I felt there's a wealth in Jewish tradition, a great inheritance. I'd be a jerk not to take advantage of it.
~By Herman Wouk ~


Still others want a traditional guitar sound if they call you for guitar.
~By Mark White ~


Saddam's ouster will not necessarily lead to the same result, since Iraq lacks democratic traditions. Democracy doesn't just consist of holding elections.
~By Brent Scowcroft ~


Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz dance band has gone through many evolutions. For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.
~By Gerry Mulligan ~


In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.
~By Emma Goldman ~


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 president welcomes peaceful protests - it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that's why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm.
~By Ari Fleischer ~


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 ~


The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


I'm content to stand on tradition. I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.
~By Aaron Allston ~


In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites.
~By Andrew Greeley ~


Traditional investment vehicles such as IRAs, CDs, stocks and bonds do have their place, but for the rich, they are used more as temporary storage facilities rather than life-long homes.
~By Bo Bennett ~


Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West, you have some relationship to the Bible if only through the names of the characters.
~By Anita Diament ~


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 ~


If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed.
~By Alfred Brendel ~


China traditionally has been a tea-drinking country but we turned them into coffee drinkers.
~By Howard Schultz ~


If I was designing a web site for elementary school children, I might have a much higher percentage of older computers with outdated browsers since keeping up with browser and hardware technology has not traditionally been a strong point of most elementary schools.
~By Mike Davidson ~


Under normal conditions the research scientist is not an innovator but a solver of puzzles, and the puzzles upon which he concentrates are just those which he believes can be both stated and solved within the existing scientific tradition.
~By Thomas Kuhn ~


Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


I realized that I wanted to play characters and do traditional theatre. I wanted to make believe again. I like putting on a costume and pretending to be someone else for a few hours, and I have a great respect for playwrights.
~By Lusia Strus ~


My last two records that I made were both quite pointed in one direction and I think I do my best stuff when it's all over the map, when there's a couple traditional things, a couple pretty rocking things.
~By Vince Gill ~


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 ~


We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished.
~By Eamon de Valera ~


Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall.
~By Joseph Jarman ~


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


To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.
~By Elena Kagan ~


I knew that if it ever got down to a choice between the Party and our traditional democratic structure I would fight the Party and our traditional democratic structure I would fight the Party to the bitter end.
~By Edward Dmytryk ~


You can count on one hand the number of Novus Ordo churches in this country that feature a fully Catholic music program of any quality, consistent with the Roman rite tradition.
~By Richard Morris ~


There's probably more in the American tradition than people give the place credit for.
~By Donald Judd ~


The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable.
~By Robert G. Menzies ~


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 ~


When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition.
~By James Hillman ~


But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
~By Brian De Palma ~


In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village with a message was revived. that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles, a distance of 500 miles.
~By Dennis Banks ~


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 ~


But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges the Postal Service of the 21st century faces, it still retains its traditional place as a key cog in how American businesses conduct their affairs and how Americans all across this land communicate.
~By John M. McHugh ~


The trouble with the performance poets is that they don't seem to have read anything. So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
~By Peter Davison ~


Sometimes it is easy... to enhance your prestige by not exercising your responsibility, but that's not been the tradition of the court.
~By Anthony Kennedy ~


With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.
~By Jerry Costello ~


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 ~


I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
~By Donna Tartt ~


The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.
~By Alan Gregg ~


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 ~


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 ~


People need religion. It's a vehicle for a moral tradition. A crucial role. Nothing can take its place.
~By Irving Kristol ~


Artists are traditionally resistant to labels.
~By Patti Smith ~


The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
~By John Cornyn ~


The mission for the day is to encourage students to think beyond traditional career opportunities, prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace.
~By Allen Tate ~


It is not that I don't like contemporary country music because I do. I love it. I have recorded a lot and have had great success recording records that have not been very traditional country records.
~By Vince Gill ~


I'm not going to live my life unhappy and why should he and we talk about it and I think what's great about the film is that it shows is the meaning of family doesn't have to be as traditional as it once was, like you can make a family.
~By Nia Long ~


Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
~By Ian Hamilton Finlay ~


I didn't have any interest in traditional art.
~By Cindy Sherman ~


Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


I used to be interested in Windows NT, but the more I see it, the more it looks like traditional Windows with a stabler kernel. I don't find anything technically interesting there.
~By Linus Torvalds ~


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


Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union and to the existing Federalist organization, the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven.
~By Herbert Croly ~


All sport... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
~By Spiro T. Agnew ~


I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we're in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.
~By Claudio Reyna ~


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 am definitely a storyteller, but probably not a traditional Storyteller.
~By James Welch ~


Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


We must honor our country's tradition of openness and continue to welcome new immigrants.
~By Jose Serrano ~


Tradition has made women cowardly.
~By Nance O'Neil ~


I'm always told that what I say is controversial. Why is it controversial? Because I speak from a tradition that has now fallen out of favor with the dominant media in this country. And so when I say things like marriage should be between one man and one woman, I'm called a bigot.
~By Rick Santorum ~


But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music.
~By Yo-Yo Ma ~


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.
~By Alexander Downer ~


To the extent that I come from a deeply religious tradition and have been contending with those beginnings all of my life - that constitutes the subject of much of my early fiction.
~By Chaim Potok ~


We still have a tradition certainly in English television; it's faded a bit in the last five years, but we still have a tradition where the important thing is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming.
~By Rowan Atkinson ~


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. ~


Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.
~By Vince Cable ~


I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made.
~By Amy Vanderbilt ~


There are two traditions in Northern Ireland. There are two main religious denominations. But there is only one true moral denomination. And it wants peace.
~By David Trimble ~

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