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Evan Thomas Quotes and Sayings

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Wars should be over in three days or less...
and the American people must be all for it from the outset.
- Evan Thomas

American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news.
Wars should be over in three days or less,
or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution.
- Evan Thomas

Victory must be assured in advance.
And the American public must be all for it from the outset.
- Evan Thomas

I don't think the Republicans would appreciate the comparison,
but they're exactly like the Labor Party in England in the 1970s.
They're letting their extremists take them straight down.
The same thing is going to happen - they had to disappear
for a while and when they reinvented themselves they did it with moderates,
they did it with Tony Blair.
- Evan Thomas

 

We're understanding what Obama is.
He is the great teacher.
He is this guy that stands above everybody.
There's some condescension in it, but he stands above everybody and says,
'Now, listen.
You people have to stop blaming each other unreasonably.
You have to get along here and I am going to show you the way.'
It is a pretty brave role in many ways.
- Evan Thomas

Rush Limbaugh is good for the party.
Drive it all the way down, take it down as low as it can go,
make complete fools of themselves, because it's always darkest before the dawn,
and then maybe a moderate can come in and rescue them.
- Evan Thomas

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

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Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
- Anatole Broyard

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
- Francois Fenelon

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
- Salvador Dali

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television,
largely bloodless.
- Bruce Jackson

Wars are not acts of God.
They are caused by man, by man-made institutions,
by the way in which man has organized his society.
What man has made, man can change.
- Frederick M. Vinson

It was times like these when I thought my father,
who hated guns and had never been to any wars,
was the bravest man who ever lived.
- Harper Lee

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those
nations convinced that only victory and conquest could
improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises

I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert -
that this war is about what most wars are about:
hegemony,
money, power and oil.
- Dustin Hoffman

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
- Benjamin Franklin

My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now.
He was certainly quite an inspiration.
- John L. Phillips

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts.
Wars end not due to peace processes,
but due to one side giving up.
- Daniel Pipes

If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars,
just intense negotiations every 28 days.
- Robin Williams

Most wars, after all, present themselves as humanitarian
endeavors to help people.
- Howard Zinn

I see lots of cycles, for sure.
There's the whole post-Star Wars era,
but I don't think it's the whole story.
- Rob Morrow

No two wars are identical.
- Kate Adie

I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them;
the pride and cowardice of those old men,
making their wars that boys must die.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

Jokes are better than war.
Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars.
Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.
- George Mikes

If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars,
it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong
and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.
- Eleanor Clift

I want to make someone walk straight,
but I've left my sons nothing but wars.
- Broderick Crawford

I'm a Star Wars fanatic.
- Matthew Vaughn

Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple,
wars won't be over just oil anymore,
they will be over water and food.
- Alexandra Paul

I have been to several wars to draw.
I went to Vietnam.
And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there,
and found that to be a very very sad situation.
- Gerald Scarfe

How many wars have been caused by fits of indigestion,
and how many more dynasties have been upset by the
love of woman than by the hate of man.
- Charles Dudley Warner

I would like to do a science fiction film some day.
Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre,
which at one time offered great musical opportunities.
- Carter Burwell

Dictatorships start wars because they need external
enemies to exert internal control over their own people.
- Richard Perle

Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred,
violence and terror to proliferate.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars.
- Conrad Black

I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on.
Just heavy and leaden.
- John Milius

History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.
- Enoch Powell

The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless
wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.
- Qin Shi Huangdi

I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes.
It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which
all go excellent in their own way.
- Robert Sheckley

I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning.
I have long believed that athletic competition among
people and nations should replace violence and wars.
- Johnny Weissmuller

I got to meet Mark Hamill.
He signed some Star Wars posters for us.
I saw the fight scenes he had.
He was really into making fun of himself and Star Wars.
- Shannon Elizabeth

Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as
it is about finding things out.
The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.
- Tom Clancy

Peace is much more precious than a piece of land...
let there be no more wars.
- Anwar Sadat

All government wars are unjust.
- Murray Rothbard

The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these
wars should they have been compelled to fight them?
- Frank Chodorov

For ultimately, the only way to win wars,
is to prevent them occurring in the first place.
- Owen Arthur

We have to have wars now and then just to prove we're top dog.
- Reginald Berkeley

In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no
wars of national self-defense.
- Karl Liebknecht

Shootouts are not gunfights of honor,
they're gang wars and racial riots.
- Jessica Savitch

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan

If the world is disarmed, and remains disarmed,
there will be no more world wars.
- George William Norris

Instead of the international police action we had hoped
for during the war in Kosovo,
there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology,
but still in the old style.
- Jurgen Habermas

The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art,
because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn...
tired of common sense and civilization.
- F. L. Lucas

The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.
- Stephen Ambrose

How vivid is the suffering of the few when the people
are few and how the suffering of nameless millions
in two world wars is blurred over by numbers.
- Edwin Way Teale

Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which
they are fought and therefore...
prove ultimately futile.
- Pope John Paul II

When friends asked me, Can we help? I'd say,
Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest
or teleport me off this rock.
I used that line from Star Wars.
- Charlie Sheen

A great power has to have the discipline not only to
go when necessary but to know when not to go.
Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster.
- John Kasich

Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton,
but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
- George Orwell

Wars teach us not to love our enemies,
but to hate our allies.
- W. L. George

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
- Ernest Hemingway

When rich people fight wars with one another,
poor people are the ones to die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre


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