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I don't talk in ifs. ...
by Abdurrahman Wahid

I don't talk in ifs.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

I do not like violence.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

I am a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence,
and that we can move towards democracy without violence;
that way,
God will allow it.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

 

Well, the most important thing about Islam is that
we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam.
The first one is the institution of Islam...
second, the culture of Islam.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam,
which teaches one to be lenient towards others and
to understand their value systems,
knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

If we cling to the institution of Islam,
then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it,
so because of this we see now that many people are defending states,
defending territories, defending everything institutional
in the belief that they defend Islam.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

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If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

The reason I talk to myself is because
I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

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

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

I'm very girly.
I love to talk about diets, exercise,
kids, make-up.
- Rachel Hunter

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

You know what? Maybe there's a good reason
donkeys shouldn't talk.
- the movie Shrek (2001)

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

Everyone should have at least two friends -
one to talk to and one to talk about.
- Anonymous

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
- Donald E. Westlake

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

People talk worse about people than they talk good about people,
because a lot of people like drama.
- Hilary Duff

We tell stories.
We talk about statistics.
And in 1978, we added an element of the show that gave it its heartbeat:
the long distance dedication.
- Casey Kasem

I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury
when it's a mind-altering possibility.
- Jeanette Winterson

I said, to be a New Yorker you have to live here for six months,
and if at the end of the six months you find you walk faster,
talk faster, think faster, you're a New Yorker.
- Ed Koch

Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture,
Chinese people.
What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope.
- Jet Li

Democrats were simply hoping to win some political
points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published
in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows.
- John Doolittle

Most people say they talk to me and I sound older.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

Ridley and I talk every day.
Our family is very close because we're from North England.
- Tony Scott

I mean, I've been in a hundred and fifty films;
I don't want to just sit around and talk about things.
- Michael Ironside

The only stuff I don't like are Broadway musicals.
I hate them.
I don't even like to talk about it.
I can't bear musicals.
- Laurie Anderson

I like the mentality of the Americans.
It's like when you talk about money.
- Alain Prost

If you talk bad about country music,
it's like saying bad things about my momma.
Them's fightin' words.
- Dolly Parton

The trouble with me is that I like to talk too much.
- William Howard Taft

When we talk to God, we're praying.
When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic.
- Jane Wagner

I don't want to talk about negative,
dark things.
The only thing I've got against stuff like Marilyn Manson is,
they make unbelievable videos and unbelievable images.
- Sammy Hagar

I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

The great rule is not to talk about money with people
who have much more or much less than you.
- Katharine Whitehorn

I drive with my knees.
Otherwise, how can I put on my lipstick and talk on my phone?
- Sharon Stone


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