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I mean, I didn't - I should have demanded attention of the boss maybe,
by James Stockdale

I mean, I didn't - I should have demanded attention of the boss maybe,
or something like that that might have backfired.
This I would just take as it came.
- James Stockdale

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
- James Stockdale

Yeah.
I mean, it just seemed to me that it was -
I felt so helpless to this business of not having any papers.
That seems like a throwback to a schoolboy.
- James Stockdale

So the first thing that went on was to decide...
trying to find a time when we could get reprisal raids out.
- James Stockdale

 

There was nothing there but black water and American fire power.
- James Stockdale

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced
in leadership in tight circumstances.
He started - he dropped the first bomb,
led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
- James Stockdale

I think character is permanent, and issues are transient.
- James Stockdale

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I never had a single conversation about politics with Ross Perot in my life;
still haven't.
- James Stockdale

Sybil's my wife, and on the first day of October,
that's the first time I knew Ross was going to run.
- James Stockdale

I'm a grown man.
You know, I've been in a lot of scrapes,
but I never felt like I got so - there are probably
a lot of things I should have done that I didn't do.
- James Stockdale

I was commanding officer of a supersonic fighter squadron,
FA Crusaders.
- James Stockdale

Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about -
are dead by the time they get into the office,
and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive.
- James Stockdale

In order to do something you must be something.
- James Stockdale

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

The guy that just arranges things so that the stock
market holds up is nobody in my -
in my estimation.
- James Stockdale

We couldn't generalize on the people.
Some of them were known to be tough guys and they didn't say much,
but some of them were kind of soft-headed,
but they did that.
That was an East German film.
- James Stockdale

They were heading out to the middle of the bay -
the Gulf -
that's another thing that became kind of standard practice,
we didn't hurry the destroyers around the beach any more,
when it got dark, we'd take 'em out thirty or forty
miles out in the middle of the Tonkin Gulf.
- James Stockdale

I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission.
They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes,
giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time,
bending you double.
- James Stockdale

But there were highs as well as lows,
it was as though they said everybody was picking on
the man who had more practical real life experiences
than the whole batch of them put together.
- James Stockdale

Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a
telephone call in March of 1992 if,
since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming
a candidate for president,
to get on all 50 ballots.
- James Stockdale

This idea, as you know, that I have firm convictions
that the idea of issues being a big deal where our
mutual friend went back and he felt so strongly that
the determining factor in electoral success should be a proven character.
- James Stockdale

And so, I mean, he declared war right there and then
in so many words and Alex says later in the book,
nobody in the White House from that point on had any
doubt that we were going to bomb the mainland of Asia.
- James Stockdale

On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought
we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids,
we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad
yards and this went on for about thirty minutes.
- James Stockdale

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway
between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?
- Antonin Scalia

This is the time it all starts, I'm telling you.
Like, 16, I mean, forget it.
You could just get beat up, you could go through these grueling schedules.
- Debbie Gibson

Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.
- Bob Dylan

I mean, God, I'm so lucky right now with the opportunities that I've had.
There's nothing to worry about.
- Alison Lohman

Unless the story line carries the scenes,
the scenes don't really mean anything.
- George Cukor

I mean, Joel talks to the actors more than I do and
I probably do production stuff a little more than he does.
- Ethan Coen

Stage work, that's all I have in my background.
Wasteland was my first TV experience.
Dawson's was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes.
- Sasha Alexander

And I mean, I'm established.
So I'm not worried about having a hit at this point in my career.
- Donna Summer

I love to write.
I love it.
I mean there's nothin in the world I like better,
and that includes sex, probably because I'm so very bad at it.
- Joss Whedon

I mean, I'm pretty good in real life,
but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a
normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm
just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
- Brittany Snow

Mean people are no fun.
- Thom Filicia

What does it mean to be an individual? What does it mean to flourish?
- Leon Kass

I don't mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up
and you're Barbara Streisand.
- Courtney Love


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