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I, talking about my children, of course I wanted ...
by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life,
they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want,
I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I have always been interested in politics.
I was in the student union before, very active.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

You can't have too much of everything,
you must have a balance, that's very important.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

 

Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved
but I think it's very important.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Well, there are other aspects, I still command very
good support in the party.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish,
looking for birds and it was for kampong people,
the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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Of course education becomes very very important and
that's for our human resource development.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich,
was not a rich family.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

As a child, the paddy field was my playground.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

So when I had to make a decision whether I would like
to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too,
so I thought Islamic studies would be good.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

So I went to English school, secondary English school,
so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

But I have always said that it's important we must
make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have followed a path of moderation,
development is our priority, national unity,
good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims,
this is what has given us the advantage.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have now recently launched the national integrity plan.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

It must be a balance in everything we do,
not too much of everything, keep it simple,
not complicated.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have also set up the national institute for ethics.
This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan,
that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant
Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress,
committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways.
So that's what we are doing here.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

When she was in United States, we maintained contact,
we talked to each other on the phone,
almost every night.
And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video
conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well
enough so better to talk on the phone.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have been given a role to play.
We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on
the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here,
so the people who are Muslims there would understand
what the role of Islam is.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I believe it is an important project,
it makes the cost of doing business lower and they
will make us more competitive at the same time,
it will also provide some satisfaction to the people
who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change,
or the same vehicle to go for the race.
It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
- Plato

I'm not talking about lust.
A woman in lust wants chocolate.
A woman in love wants diamonds.
- the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go
around talking about saving plants and animals only;
we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
- Jim Fowler

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.
- John Walters

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry,
you are talking about every person on earth.
- Alex Haley

I'll let the racket do the talking.
- John McEnroe

The politicians were talking themselves red,
white and blue in the face.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Nothing is more cheerful than talking
about our friends' shortcomings.
- Mason Cooley

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family,
together, all of us laughing and talking,
loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
- LaToya Jackson

I pick up the New York Times or Time and it's talking
about the latest rock group,
which I'm sure is exciting to some people,
but it neglects a huge area of music.
- George Crumb

Half the time men think they are talking business,
they are wasting time.
- Edgar Watson Howe

It was Jung who first said to explain the symbol as
if talking to a man from mars who knew nothing about our life on earth.
- Henry Reed

We can go on talking about racism and who treated whom badly,
but what are you going to do about it? Are you going
to wallow in that or are you going to create your own agenda?
- Judith Jamison

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know
at least somebody's listening.
- Franklin P. Jones

I enjoy talking to fans.
- Douglas Wilson

I've got a huge, gigantic deal.
We're talking about huge deals.
- Mike Judge

When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
- Alfred Kazin

If any movie people are watching this show,
please, for me, have some respect.
You wanna sell some tickets, act like you know what you're talking about.
- Jeff Goldblum

We spend our lives talking about this mystery.
Our life.
- Jules Renard

I prefer drawing to talking.
Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
- Le Corbusier

I'm talking as a professional impresario.
I'm not judging anybody at all.
- Norman Granz

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent
of an out of body experience.
- Bill Watterson

I do small cameos here and there but nothing that requires
more than a paragraph of talking,
because I'm just an amateur.
The movie is a whole different reality.
- Richard Price

Now the thing is not to get into unnecessary quarrels
by talking too much and not to indicate any weakness by talking too much;
let our actions speak for themselves.
- Henry L. Stimson

If you are talking about terrorism, you need to sit
down and understand what is making these people put
dynamite around their waists and blow themselves up.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing,
and talking about it is really helpful,
because the more you talk the more your fears fade,
because you get it out.
- Fran Drescher

Lonely people, in talking to each other,
can make each other lonelier.
- Lillian Hellman

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage,
just listen to her talking to her little brother.
- Sam Levenson

I think the idea of having the show divided into two
parts was that Tom Tom Club opened for Talking Heads in Europe,
and it was the best we'd ever had as an opening act.
- Tina Weymouth

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

In the space of three weeks, I met a fair bunch of
the guys who were just starting those little programmers' co-ops,
and everybody was talking about starting businesses.
- Esther Dyson

Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about
sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way,
I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects.
- Anita Hill

To stay at my best, I have to stop talking during the preceding day.
- Placido Domingo

I'm kind of looking for something with a lot less action
and more talking and listening.
- Brandon Routh

We have believed for many years, much earlier than
anyone else was talking about this issue,
that it was in the interest of China to evolve to a
more flexible exchange rate system.
- Rodrigo Rato

Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication
in facile talking than in silence.
- Faith Baldwin

I started reading and talking and interviewing nutritionists
and a thread was starting to form for me which is -
a protein digests in a different rate of speed than a carbohydrate.
- Suzanne Somers


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