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Edna O`Brien Quotes and Sayings

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The vote means nothing to women.
We should be armed.
- Edna O'Brien

Recollection is not something that I can summon up,
it simply comes and I am the servant of it.
- Edna O'Brien

In every question and every remark tossed back and
forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue,
there is one question and it is this:
'Is there someone new?'
- Edna O'Brien

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
- Edna O'Brien

 

Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul.
- Edna O'Brien

I have some women friends but I prefer men.
Don't trust women.
There is a built-in competition between women.
- Edna O'Brien

Countries are either mothers or fathers,
and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
- Edna O'Brien

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I am obsessive, also I am industrious.
Besides, the time when you are most alive and most
aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture
that heightened awareness.
- Edna O'Brien

Writing is like carrying a fetus.
- Edna O'Brien

My hand does the work and I don't have to think;
in fact,
were I to think, it would stop the flow.
It's like a dam in the brain that bursts.
- Edna O'Brien

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon

Vote for the man who promises least;
he'll be the least disappointing.
- Bernard Baruch

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
- W. C. Fields

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
- Kin Hubbard

I will vote my hopes and not my fears.
- Herb Kohl

I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country.
You don't need a vote to raise hell!
You need convictions and a voice!
- Mother Jones

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon
the character of the user.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Anybody who knows me knows my vote can't be bought.
- Judy Davis

I beg you do not vote for stills and open bar-rooms in the county.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health
care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.
- John Boehner

Don't buy a single vote more than necessary.
I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

People aren't as stupid as the politicians think.
More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote,
rejecting the role of compulsory constituent.
- Bob Black

The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations -
great or small -
to have weight,
to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A man without a vote is man without protection.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Just as everybody has the vote including women,
I think children should, because as a child is conscious
of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
- Gertrude Stein

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the
right to vote except the American people themselves
and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but
by 538 members of the Electoral College.
- Thomas E. Mann

When we talk about fighting for our country,
we're talking about our vote, our vote is our arms.
- Sarah Palin

Cambridge is thriving and Britain is working.
We have been telling people - 'if you value it,
vote for it' - and this is particularly relevant in Cambridge.
- Anne Campbell

Vote early and vote often.
- Al Capone

But recently it seems that each time I vote,
I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals
and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for
the benefit of political gain.
- Jeff Miller

In the land of my birth I cannot vote,
whereas a young person of eighteen can vote.
And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute -
a white skin.
- Desmond Tutu

As a political independent, I would gladly vote for
any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship.
- Arthur C. Brooks

The Greens have every right to run, that's what democracy is,
and they should argue their point by saying how they
think people should vote,
not by telling us to be silent.
- Peter Camejo

Vote counting and ballot collecting does not occur in the light of day.
There are too many occasions when observers and opposing
parties lose contact with the ballots.
- Bob Schaffer

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy,
but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
- Bill Vaughan

We vote - if the public votes 50 percent,
we vote 70 percent.
So we have a bigger impact with our numbers,
and the organization and the manpower we can bring to a race.
- James P. Hoffa

We must vote for hope, vote for life,
vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.
- Ed Markey

I am still doing my due diligence.
A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment
and when the court decides,
it is the law of the land.
- Robert Menendez

If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism,
you need to vote for a change in direction.
- Jennifer Granholm

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps,
distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote.
Men get elected.
- Clare Boothe Luce

If the gods had intended for people to vote,
they would have given us candidates.
- Howard Zinn

Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn.
He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote.
He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.
- Eric Massa

It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women
to fully participate in its society,
and this includes the right to vote and run for office.
- Barbara Boxer

It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government,
the idea that there should not be some tyranny which
makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.
- Todd Akin

You've got to work things out in the cloakroom,
and when you've got them worked out,
you can debate a little before you vote.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life.
He never got my vote.
- Stephen Ambrose

I hope that no American will waste his franchise
and throw away his vote
by voting either for me or against me solely
on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
- John F. Kennedy

Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I
didn't vote because I have dignity.
If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them,
I would spit on my own face.
- Oriana Fallaci

Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
- George Jean Nathan

Genre categories are irrelevant.
I dislike them, but I do not have the casting vote.
- Tanith Lee

The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements
over the last 2,000 years will be determined by Internet vote...
so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in No.
1.
- Jon Stewart

Maybe some people thought I was 'safe' so they didn't
really bothered to vote for me at all.
- Chris Daughtry

Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs.
I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for.
I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are.
- Ben Affleck

But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans
for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies
just is not reflective of their opinions.
- Clarence Thomas

You get elected, often, if you're a woman,
on the strength of the women's vote;
then you get into office,
and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.
- Eleanor Clift

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned
with animals suffering? Because government is not.
Why not? Animals don't vote.
- Paul Harvey

Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a
question of issue for the American people to vote on.
- John Dingell

And political parties, overanxious for vote catching,
become tolerant to intolerant groups.
- Wendell Willkie

And if you like 14.4 percent unemployment,
if you like the fact that 70 percent of home mortgages
in Nevada are underwater,
then stay the course.
Vote for Harry Reid.
- John Cornyn

But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home,
with a husband and with children, and with large freedom,
pecuniary freedom, personal freedom,
and the right to vote.
- Lucy Stone

When you get ready to vote, make sure you know what you are doing.
- Robert Hunter

To vote is like the payment of a debt,
a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because
most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
- Franklin P. Adams

I don't feel responsible for things I didn't vote for.
- Byron Dorgan

I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege;
it was my right.
Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed,
beaten or economically deprived.
- Stokely Carmichael

It is better to vote for what you want and not get
it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.
- Eugene V. Debs


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