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Joanna Russ Quotes and Sayings

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Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art.
Only on the margins does growth occur.
- Joanna Russ

Faith is not contrary to the usual ideas,
something that turns out to be right or wrong,
like a gambler's bet.
- Joanna Russ

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

 

Even if you are a minority of one,
the truth is the truth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians,
even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea
that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.
- Abraham Robinson

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The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1
January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century
and the Third Millennium.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority,
the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities,
whoever they might be.
- Abba Eban

The smallest minority on earth is the individual.
Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
- Ayn Rand

The minority yields to the majority!
- Deng Xiaoping

Many are called but few are chosen.
There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the
Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.
- Edward Norman

To date, nearly 100,000 Hispanics have died with AIDS.
Since Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States,
our challenge is even greater.
- Solomon Ortiz

In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.
- Jesse Jackson

Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
- Thomas Carlyle

Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right,
for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.
- William Jennings Bryan

A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose
its will on the majority:
what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.
- Eric Hoffer

The majority does not rule in America,
but the minority shouldn't hijack it.
And it's because we're afraid.
They have isolated us and made us feel as though we're alone.
We're not.
- Glenn Beck

We know we're up against the wall.
We know how difficult a challenge it is,
being in the minority.
- Tom Daschle

When a violent minority that crosses color lines comes
to believe that killing those you know or do not know
is a reasonable solution to problems,
we are in need of another vision.
- Stanley Crouch

The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people,
which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists.
- Vivienne Westwood

When you're in the minority, it doesn't matter what you're agenda is,
you're not going to have the degree of freedom that
you have as a member of the majority.
- Tom Daschle

When you belong to a minority, you have to be better
in order to have the right to be equal.
- Christiane Collage

It does not require a majority to prevail,
but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set
brush fires in people's minds.
- Samuel Adams

And that is my definition of democracy,
the right to be in a minority and not be suppressed.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

At the very top state institutions, like UCLA,
Berkeley and the University of Texas,
however, the trend of downward minority enrollment
remains persistent and discouraging.
- Adam Schiff

What characterizes a member of a minority group is
that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant,
marvelous and awful, good and evil.
- Norman Mailer

Minority views expressed in films simply don't sell tickets.
- Karel Reisz

I love it now that a large minority of people who are
handicapped prefer to call themselves crippled.
This is all part of the game, like queer theory.
- Leslie Fiedler

What we call a democratic society might be defined
for certain purposes as one in which the majority is
always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
- Walter Lippmann

In the same vein as these events, National Minority
Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much
work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
- Elijah Cummings

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.
The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
- Ralph W. Sockman

Since governmental quotas expand bureaucratic power,
provoke a backlash and are unfair to individuals,
we need to find a better way to increase minority opportunities.
- Marvin Olasky

The political machine triumphs because it is a united
minority acting against a divided majority.
- Will Durant

The review process was conducted in an extremely bipartisan manner.
Minority members of the Judiciary Committee were responsible
for the invitation of 1/3 of the witnesses who appeared.
- Jo Bonner

Our father died when we were very young,
so our mother raised six kids.
We saw the world filtered through her eyes,
being a minority woman raising six kids.
- Gilbert Hernandez

There is no obstacle in the path of young people who
are poor or members of minority groups that hard work
and preparation cannot cure.
- Barbara Jordan

Truth always originates in a minority of one,
and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
- Will Durant

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines,
but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority.
With them quality was more important than quantity.
- Manfred von Richthofen

I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not
believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination
against any minority by amending the Constitution.
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races,
and in black and other minority men.
- Gloria Steinem

What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.
- Robert Altman

It is unnatural for a majority to rule,
for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action,
and a minority can.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss
of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars.
All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
- Marilyn Monroe

In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority
may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
- James Madison

When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote,
the minority usually loses.
- Andrew Sullivan

And I think that we in America need to understand that
many schools need improvement,
and particularly with respect to how they're serving minority children.
- Margaret Spellings

Well, it seems to me Lincoln, I suppose,
is kind of a model of a particular sort of presidency,
a presidency that first of all is elected by a minority of the votes.
- David Herbert Donald

I think the real problem for American religion are
those minority of fundamentalists who try to identify
political policies with religion.
- Andrew Greeley

In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable
of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
- Edmund Burke

People who are interested in the arts and theater are such a minority.
- Carol Kane

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been
one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate -
and fortunately on matters of national security he
was very often in the minority.
- Dick Cheney

It does not take a majority to prevail...
but rather an irate, tireless minority,
keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
- Samuel Adams

I am now completing research supported by NSF and NEH
that is mapping changes in the English language through all of North America,
for both mainstream and minority communities.
- William Labov

Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of
useless contraptions and in constructing the useful
combinations which are in infinite minority.
- Henri Poincare

The white people of the South are the greatest minority in this nation.
They deserve consideration and understanding instead
of the persecution of twisted propaganda.
- Strom Thurmond

The power of the sword, say the minority...
is in the hands of Congress.
- Tench Coxe

I'm not a member of a minority but I can empathize with what's going on.
- Matthew Vaughn

Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority.
- Harlan Stone

Under the process of ongoing globalization,
advantages are, in the main, created for a minority
of countries and development centres as well as powerful transnational companies.
- Tran Duc Luong

Historically, the judicial branch has often been the
sole protector of the rights of minority groups against
the will of the popular majority.
- Diane Watson

A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the
right to produce some fools and scoundrels without
the entire group paying for it.
- Carl T. Rowan

Don't let anyone call you a minority if you're black
or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group.
You're not less than anybody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people,
you're telling them that they're less than somebody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

As for the future, we are equally determined to explore
all possibilities of getting rid,
once and for all, of the huge Arab minority which originally threatened us.
- Moshe Sharett

We cannot ignore the disparity in resources that continue
to plague many of our school systems,
especially those serving predominantly inner-city minority
and impoverished children.
- Diane Watson

If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament,
you have to work with other people.
- Stephen Harper

The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
- Henrik Ibsen

Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated
in the Second World War -
thousands of them in Auschwitz -
we're again preparing the mass killing of this minority.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I'm used to being in the minority.
I'm a left-handed gay Jew.
I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.
- Barney Frank

A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
- Henrik Ibsen


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