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James Wolfensohn Quotes and Sayings

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The notion of the world as a village is becoming a reality.
- James Wolfensohn

We have three billion people, half the world's population today,
living on less than two dollars a day.
- James Wolfensohn

If you have Palestinians who have no hope,
who don't have a job, who've used up all their resources,
the notion of getting rid of violence is a dream.
- James Wolfensohn

As you look at the flow of Muslim fundamentalism,
or fundamentalism in various areas and various religions,
they all play on the people who have very little.
- James Wolfensohn

 

But when someone is on a winning horse,
and everything looks wonderful, it's very hard as an
outsider to persuade them something is wrong.
- James Wolfensohn

So the first thing you need to do about conflict is to prevent it,
and the best way of preventing it is by dealing with the question of poverty.
- James Wolfensohn

I was deeply concerned then, and have become more concerned since,
that unless we can deal with the questions of development
and the questions of poverty,
there's no way that we're going to have a peaceful world for our children.
- James Wolfensohn

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Well the specific role of the World Bank is to be ready
with financial assistance immediately after this emergency
takes place because you need to reconnect water,
you need to reconnect power, you need roads,
you need bridges, and that has to be done urgently.
- James Wolfensohn

The feminist movement has helped open minds and kitchens
to the notion that men can be at home on the range.
- Rene Veaux

For some reason, it popped into my head the notion
that a lot of the Next Generation cast in the long
run of that show managed to step behind the camera.
- Michael Shanks

My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her,
like a bank note, for two 20s.
- Warren Beatty

I don't know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer.
Every living thing tends toward the good or we would
have been gone a long time ago.
- Al Jarreau

Many things, for aught I know, may exist,
whereof neither I nor any other man hath or can have
any idea or notion whatsoever.
- George Berkeley

The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot
be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's
not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted.
- Ira Glasser

In an age where history is recorded on T-shirts,
the very notion of dwelling on the deep structure of
an experience has come to appear both arcane and archaic.
- Thomas Harrison

The notion of time bothers me.
You look at thirty-year-old photographs and realize how the time has passed.
- Christian Lacroix

And, in some ways I like traveling, in other ways I'm
sort of fed up by the whole notion.
- Joe Sacco

I have three sisters and I've always wanted a brother,
so I was really interested in that notion.
- Ryan Phillippe

I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious,
you better not get cluttered up with too many material things.
- Mary Oliver

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is,
in fact, a return to the idealised past.
- Robertson Davies

People have a preconceived notion about who I am and it's interesting.
It's like picking who you want to win for the Oscars
and not seeing the movie.
- Amanda Bynes

Australians don't have a preconceived notion of what things have to be...
we can go on a fantastic journey.
- Yahoo Serious

The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab
world is different from that in Europe.
- William Odom

Four years was enough of Harvard.
I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the
liberating notion that now I could teach myself.
- John Updike

The notion of the single man began in the 1950's.
The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.
- Hugh Hefner

To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants,
not simply observers.
One who does not vote has no right to complain.
- Louis L'Amour

It is impossible to see the angel unless you first have a notion of it.
- James Hillman

Once you touch the biographies of human beings,
the notion that political beliefs are logically determined
collapses like a pricked balloon.
- Walter Lippmann

I think somehow you need to get to a certain point
in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.
- Jeff Tweedy

Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available,
they will frequently wallow in their own urine,
giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals.
- Marvin Harris

I'm not one of these guys who says, Now I'm on a really hot show,
better quit soon before I get labeled.
That's the most ridiculous notion I'd ever heard.
- Jeff Probst

I'm a little concerned about this notion everybody
wants us to be objective.
- Peter Jennings

Modern thought has transferred the spectral character
of Death to the notion of time itself.
Time has become Death triumphant over all.
- John Berger

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession
is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness
embodied in the due process clause.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

The Christian notion of the possibility of redemption
is incomprehensible to the computer.
- Vance Packard

The second is the structure and source of cults.
They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore
the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
- Katherine Dunn

The basic notion was the idea that the loudspeaker
should have a voice which was unique and not just an
instrument of reproduction,
but an instrument unto itself.
- David Tudor

Biology, meaning the science of all life,
is a late notion.
- Leon Kass

When I worked on 2001 - which was my first feature film -
I was deeply and permanently affected by the notion
that a movie could be like a first-person experience.
- Douglas Trumbull

Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven,
writing poetry.
I was passionately addicted to it; it was my great
refuge through adolescence.
- Harry Mathews

Singing as a full-time job was not something I had
given a lot of thought to and I had no clear notion
of the money to be made in it.
- Charley Pride

Thirty years ago, in 1976, the notion of organized
activity to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation
and gender identity was an extremely controversial one.
- Robert Brady

Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion.
The idea that we want to see the world,
the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to.
- Joe Biden

The essential support and encouragement comes from within,
arising out of the mad notion that your society needs
to know what only you can tell it.
- John Updike

We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...
it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.
- Uta Hagen

It is a widely accepted notion among painters that
it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted.
This is the essence of academicism.
- Mark Rothko

I've always been a big fan of time travel,
and I'm very into the notion that some day we'll be able to do it.
Beam me up!
- Scott Bakula

Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we
must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people
can give anybody their freedom.
- Stokely Carmichael

Very often when I go in to meet for movies or pilots,
I'm put on videotape.
I hate the notion that that tape is going to sit on
a shelf and never get better.
- David Ogden Stiers

The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is,
in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent
to abolishing the catastrophe.
- Iris Murdoch

If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains;
every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains.
- Joe Hill

Ordinary photons do have spin, they have a notion of
helicity so they spin around their direction on motion.
- Roger Penrose

We were interested in this notion of compression-
a lot of the songs were really short so that you'd
absorb them in memory rather than when you're actually hearing them.
- Arto Lindsay

I don't know what women are attracted to.
I can't tell, but certainly I have no notion of having
sex appeal or being seductive in any way.
- Omar Sharif

War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat.
It is zero-sum.
- Bruce Jackson

The notion of making money by popular work,
and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar
of all the devil's traps for artists.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

So I was surprised at the notion that I might have
brought anthrax to my home,
and would have been even amused if it was not for the
fact that this matter is so grave and serious.
- Steven Hatfill

I am against the notion of style in itself.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Right now it's only a notion, but I think I can get
the money to make it into a concept,
and later turn it into an idea.
- Woody Allen

We have the notion that we exist but we have no way to prove it.
'I am' is the closest foundation we can get.
- Stan Brakhage

Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900.
It introduced the notion that there existed certain
predictable and identifiable processes by which dreams were formed.
- Henry Reed

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress,
and nothing is impossible.
- Alan Dundes

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog;
fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest
survive when attacked by a mad notion.
- Robertson Davies

I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.
- Constance Baker Motley

Sit down before fact as a little child,
be prepared to give up every conceived notion,
follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads,
or you will learn nothing.
- Thomas Huxley

I don't happen to subscribe to the notion that everybody
who criticizes Tom Daschle is criticizing Tim Johnson.
I think that's a bit of a stretch.
- John Thune

I don't think a female running a house is a problem,
a broken family.
It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man.
- Toni Morrison

The notion that Jews are mythic creatures is well circulating in our culture.
- Steven T. Katz

Many people believe that the current system must inevitably
end in total annihilation.
They reject, sometimes very emotionally,
any attempts to analyze this notion.
- Herman Kahn

I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is,
or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
- Emily Bronte


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