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In most places in the country, voting is looked ...
by Dick Gregory

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

Related topics: Politics

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

I wouldn't mind paying taxes - if I knew they were
going to a friendly country.
- Dick Gregory

I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp -
just think about all those white bigots,
licking the backside of a black man.
- Dick Gregory

 

In America, with all of its evils and faults,
you can still reach through the forest and see the sun.
But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.
- Dick Gregory

I'm not a comic.
I'm a humorist.
- Dick Gregory

And we love to dance, especially that new one called the Civil War Twist.
The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede.
- Dick Gregory

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I never learned hate at home, or shame.
I had to go to school for that.
- Dick Gregory

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand
the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
- Dick Gregory

Riches do not delight us so much with their possession,
as torment us with their loss.
- Dick Gregory

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry,
because we didn't think it was fair in the history
books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory,
and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- Dick Gregory

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white
dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.
- Dick Gregory

If they took all the drugs, nicotine,
alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days,
they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you.
- Dick Gregory

Political promises are much like marriage vows.
They are made at the beginning of the relationship
between candidate and voter,
but are quickly forgotten.
- Dick Gregory

If it wasn't for Abe Lincoln, I'd still be on the open market.
- Dick Gregory

When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars.
That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.
- Dick Gregory

We thought I was going to be a great athlete,
and we were wrong, and I thought I was going to be a great entertainer,
and that wasn't it either.
I'm going to be an American Citizen.
First class.
- Dick Gregory

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

When I remember my family, I always remember their backs.
They were always indignantly leaving places.
- John Cheever

I never expected to see the day when girls would get
sunburned in the places they now do.
- Will Rogers

Music and rhythm find their way
into the secret places of the soul.
- Plato

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -
you see, I have friends in both places.
- Mark Twain

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous

Time seems to stop in certain places.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Does the New York City Ballet affect other places? Yeah,
it lets people know they should come to New York.
- John Guare

Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

As one who has often felt this need,
and who has found refreshment in wild places,
I attest to the recreational value of wilderness.
- George Aiken

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open
himself to all the influences of the places which condense
centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
- Max Lerner

A real idea keeps changing and appears in many places.
- Mason Cooley

We met The Cult and were talking to them for a while.
We went a few places with Offspring.
- Daniel Johns

But all that having been said, you can't,
in a city of a million people like Karbala,
or 5 million like Baghdad, you can't be in all places at all times.
- John Abizaid

When you are younger, the camera is like a friend and
you can go places and feel like you're with someone,
like you have a companion.
- Annie Leibovitz

It is not down in any map; true places never are.
- Herman Melville

There are only two places in the league -
first place and no place.
- Tom Seaver

Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys,
so does ancient sin cling to the low places,
the depressions in the world consciousness.
- Dewitt Bodeen

I like being in new places and seeing new sights.
- Tom Welling

Gaza has 1.2 million Palestinians living in crowded
places and the resistance will be strong.
- Ahmed Yassin

But when researchers at Bell Labs discovered that static
tends to come from particular places in the sky,
the whole field of radio astronomy opened up.
- Murray Gell-Mann

For time is the longest distance between two places.
- Tennessee Williams

There are enough no smoking places now.
- David Hockney

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places.
He told me to quit going to those places.
- Henny Youngman

If people want bells and whistles and all of that,
there are bells and whistles available.
If they don't want bells and whistles there are places
to go where they are not available.
- Jim Lehrer

My spelling is Wobbly.
It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
- A. A. Milne

If we cannot by reason, by influence,
by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice,
mend the bad places of civilization,
we certainly cannot do it by force.
- Auberon Herbert

The richest most meaningful stories are found in small places:
made,
carried, crafted, told, and retold by apparently unimportant people.
- Louise Brown

Americans in all places and levels of government have
begun to consider the areas where we need to prepare
ourselves from future threats,
including the latest weapon: bio-terror.
- Paul Gillmor

We can fight the War on Terrorism in other places around
the world or we can fight it here in America.
The right choice is to fight those terrorists where they are.
- Randy Neugebauer

God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.
- Reggie White

The idea that we can actually have an impact on places more or less instantly,
too, by responding in some way or not responding,
I think, also makes it true.
- Peter Singer

You have to pick the places you don't walk away from.
- Joan Didion

In places where this beauty has already disappeared,
we will reconstruct it.
- Fritz Todt

It is only requisite, for me to say to you,
that the President places great reliance upon your skill,
judgment and intimate knowledge.
- Anson Jones

I choose the places I go to carefully and wisely.
I'll rarely go to a shopping mall anymore.
- Fran Drescher

They do believe that if we do not wage this war against
terror in places like Baghdad and Kabul,
we are more likely to have it waged in Baltimore and Kansas.
- Ed Gillespie

Contemporary Britain seems an endlessly fascinating place to me -
but if I knew a little bit more about other places,
and other times, maybe it wouldn't.
- Jonathan Coe

Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth.
It is a medieval city full of young people.
A wonderful, striking combination.
- Jonathan Carroll

We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked.
- Vincente Minnelli

I wasn't really living anywhere...
I was just kinda hanging out.
I would live from week to week in places.
- Bob Livingston

I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline -
production: 1: small children,
2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie
will not be as good as the last one.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong
words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places.
- Lawrence Welk


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