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After believing in promises made and never fulfilled by Labour,
by Adam Rickitt

After believing in promises made and never fulfilled by Labour,
people have become increasingly disenchanted with the
process assuming that all politicians will say anything to gain power,
and then never follow through.
- Adam Rickitt

I think all of the parties still have some way to go
to better utilise IT in campaigns.
- Adam Rickitt

I don't honestly know why they offered me the part in Rent.
- Adam Rickitt

I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life.
I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school.
It was all just part of the business -
be nice to everyone and all that.
- Adam Rickitt

 

I was stuck with looking like a girl.
As soon as I got out of music it was straight off to the hairdressers.
- Adam Rickitt

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically
aware and knew from childhood that the process was
something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.
- Adam Rickitt

Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have
disastrous effects on our communities.
- Adam Rickitt

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I did manage to secure a feature film for 2005,
though, which I'm really chuffed about.
- Adam Rickitt

I always wanted to act.
- Adam Rickitt

There is a real diversity of talent and background
on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks.
There are people who have been candidates before,
Councillors, Doctors, business leaders,
charity campaigners.
- Adam Rickitt

For me it's more important to look at each constituency
individually and find a community I feel I can serve
to the best of my abilities,
and where I feel I can make a real difference,
and further their cause.
- Adam Rickitt

I've never had a chance to sit down and enjoy what's happened -
I've been too panicked about the next move.
So I took some time out.
I thought either I do this now or in 10 years' time
I'll end up in the Priory.
- Adam Rickitt

The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one
of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I
for one don't believe the Conservative Party would
abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job,
just for the sake of media coverage.
- Adam Rickitt

I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that,
but instead would feel incredible blessed to have the
opportunity to be a champion for a constituency and fight for their cause.
- Adam Rickitt

The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen
in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging.
We should be collecting emails as we used to collect
telephone numbers and using them to better communicate
our message to key voters.
- Adam Rickitt

I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs,
and that the decision of religious marriage should
be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence.
- Adam Rickitt

I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community
and becomes their champion,
which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky
enough to be selected for.
Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is
your ideas and connecting them to the electorate.
- Adam Rickitt

Don't get me wrong, some of the mis-informed articles
I have read over the last few weeks have been incredibly frustrating,
but for my part I fully appreciate the opportunity
I have been given and want to grasp it firmly.
- Adam Rickitt

I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music
was when I was in the studio writing.
So even though it was a six album deal,
they saw quite early on that I wasn't enjoying it as I should be.
I didn't feel there was anything behind it.
- Adam Rickitt

With regard to the youth vote we should encourage them
to partake in the process,
making more use of our education system to show the
role Government plays in their lives,
but also utilise the youth media they relate to to
better connect them to our message.
- Adam Rickitt

I think people forget that to be on the A list you
first had to go through the original graded Parliamentary Selection Board.
I did that and then like everyone else had the further
interviews to get onto the A list.
- Adam Rickitt

However saying that I totally support the concept of
civil partnerships in the eyes of the law,
and think it a disgrace that same sex couples have
had to wait so long for legal rights,
protection and recognition.
- Adam Rickitt

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get
tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
- Stendhal

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
- Dan Rather

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover


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