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The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that
by A. B. Yehoshua

The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that
you aren't even left with the possibility of taking
revenge or punishing anyone;
the terrorist is killed along with his victims,
his blood mixing with theirs.
- A. B. Yehoshua

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore,
to understand, to describe.
- A. B. Yehoshua

We must see what in the Israeli identity -
in the Israeli -
we can give to other people rather than speaking so often of taking,
expanding territory.
- A. B. Yehoshua

 

The most difficult and complicated part of the writing
process is the beginning.
- A. B. Yehoshua

Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.
- A. B. Yehoshua

And this is one of the major questions of our lives:
how we keep boundaries,
what permission we have to cross boundaries,
and how we do so.
- A. B. Yehoshua

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We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers.
They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission.
But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist
attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a
housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
- A. B. Yehoshua

So with truth - there is a certain moment when one can say,
this is the truth and here I put a dot,
a stop, and I go to another thing.
A judge has to put an end to a deliberation.
But for a historian, there's never an end to the past.
It can go on and on and on.
- A. B. Yehoshua

One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge.
Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East
and the West instead of creating bridges;
we are contributing to the conflict between East and
West by our stupid desire to have more.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The question of boundaries is a major question of the
Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries.
They have a sense of identity inside themselves that
doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

Beauty is our weapon against nature;
by it we make objects,
giving them limit, symmetry, proportion.
Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
- Camille Paglia

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.
The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
- Carlos Santana

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
- Ferdinand Foch

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier
weapon than the machine-gun.
- George Orwell

Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela

Wit is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor,
if he knows not how to use it discreetly.
- Michel de Montaigne

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

A nuclear weapon of some dimension, whether it's actually a nuclear weapon,
or a dirty bomb, or some kind of radiological device.
Yes, I think it's probably a near thing.
- Michael Scheuer

Fervor is the weapon of choice of the impotent.
- Frantz Fanon

Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.
- Thomas Paine

The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and
most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness
of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.
- Omar Bongo

Knowledge is a weapon.
I intend to be formidably armed.
- Terry Goodkind

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church;
it is a goodly Christian weapon.
- Martin Luther

Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot
down an American Apache with an old weapon.
- Saddam Hussein

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not,
at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with
every weapon of communal stupidity.
- Robertson Davies

Disloyalty is the secret weapon of the Tory Party.
- Julian Critchley

The nuclear weapon is obsolete.
I want to get rid of them all.
- Charles Horner

In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost.
The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

A weapon isn't good or bad, depends on the person who uses it.
- Jet Li

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

Since I couldn't actuate the things that I wanted to do,
the only weapon I had was to say no.
- Sidney Poitier

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea;
a woman's weapon is her tongue.
- Hermione Gingold

As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon -
the United States has a moral responsibility to act.
- Barack Obama

I hate it when people use sex as a weapon against the
people who are engaging in it.
It's so hypocritical.
- Mira Sorvino

Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon.
Candide can do little more than generate irony.
- Lionel Trilling

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

The atom bomb was no "great decision."
It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
- Harry S. Truman

One of the first rules of science is if somebody delivers a secret weapon to you,
you better use it.
- Herbert Simon

We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon -
no alternative.
- Golda Meir

The coward's weapon, poison.
- John Fletcher

Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants;
enlightenment the salvation of the free.
- Bill Richardson

The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin's bullet.
Or it can be the lotion of the heart.
- Norman Parkinson

Often dismissed or underestimated by political opponents,
President Reagan had the most valuable weapon in the political arsenal:
a bond with the people.
- William L. Jenkins

My greatest fear is the Iranians acquire a nuclear
weapon and give it to a terrorist organization.
And there is a real threat of them doing that.
- John McCain

The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong.
- Georges Bidault

So, we need to delegitimize the nuclear weapon,
and by de-legitimizing...
meaning trying to develop a different system of security
that does not depend on nuclear deterrence.
- Mohamed ElBaradei

Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
- Molly Ivins

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
- T. E. Lawrence

My anger with the US was not at first,
that they had used that weapon - although that anger came later.
- Wilfred Burchett

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people:
it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long,
and it will move about like a snake,
and strike the other way.
- Jean Anouilh

The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind.
- Brian May

If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm,
imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon.
I think the whole base of civil society is at risk.
- Joshua Lederberg

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem.
It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.
- Ernest Hemingway

And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us.
- Ian Rush

Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.
- Ani DiFranco

A laugh is a terrible weapon.
- Kate O'Brien

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds
it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
- Joseph Stalin

We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction.
But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns.
It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction.
- Andrew Niccol

The engine of the tank is a weapon just as the main-gun.
- Heinz Guderian

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.
- Bertolt Brecht

We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies.
We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had
the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon.
- Kary Mullis


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