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The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one
by 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 always wanted to act.
- Adam Rickitt

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

Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have
disastrous effects on our communities.
- 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 don't honestly know why they offered me the part in Rent.
- 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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 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

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
- James Allen

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out
where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
- George Carlin

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

To keep the body in good health is a duty...
otherwise we shall not be able
to keep our mind strong and clear.
- The Buddha

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of
the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
- George Orwell

The dead cannot cry out for justice.
It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS,
because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
- Dave Barry

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.
- Ann Oakley

Justice is the sum of all moral duty.
- William Godwin

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
- Albert Camus

No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
- Saint Augustine

They held it their duty to live but for their country.
- William Godwin

Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty,
and if we realise our responsibility time will come
soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The risk to be percieved defines the duty to be obeyed.
- Benjamin Cardozo

It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom
a responsible argument could be made.
- Lloyd Norton Cutler

Most reporters who come to me get their stories directly from press releases.
Very few do what one would consider to be their professional duty.
- Joey Skaggs

Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the
course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
- Evelyn Waugh

Duty is not collective; it is personal.
- Calvin Coolidge

Duty, Honor, Country.
Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be,
what you can be, what you will be.
- Douglas MacArthur

For this is our most perfect duty and yet least known to us by nature:
Whatever we conceive or will should be joined with
the good of our neighbor.
- William Ames

A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people.
- Brad Henry

Caring for our veterans is the duty of a grateful nation.
Unfortunately, the Bush administration and congressional
Republicans have not lived up to this duty.
- Patty Murray

When you go into court you are putting your fate into
the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
- Norm Crosby

Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself.
And you have no duty towards anyone else.
- Iris Chang

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty,
there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The word democracy has no meaning.
Duty has gone.
Only rights remain.
- Fiona Shaw

I think it's a short story writer's duty,
as well as writing well about emotions and characters,
to write story.
- Eric Brown

Once imbued with the idea of a mission,
a great nation easily assumes that it has the means
as well as the duty to do God's work.
- J. William Fulbright

I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out,
to share your love or pain with others.
- James Taylor


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