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I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that,
by 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 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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb


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