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Judith Butler Quotes and Sayings

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It seems, though, that historically we have now reached
a position in which Jews cannot legitimately be understood
always and only as presumptive victims.
- Judith Butler

There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender...
identity is performatively constituted by the very
'expressions' that are said to be its results.
- Judith Butler

I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic.
- Judith Butler

I would say that I'm a feminist theorist before I'm
a queer theorist or a gay and lesbian theorist.
- Judith Butler

 

There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates,
but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.
- Judith Butler

Sexual harassment law is very important.
But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment
law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media.
- Judith Butler

The point is not to stay marginal, but to participate
in whatever network of marginal zones is spawned from
other disciplinary centers and which,
together, constitute a multiple displacement of those authorities.
- Judith Butler

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Race and class are rendered distinct analytically only
to produce the realization that the analysis of the
one cannot proceed without the other.
A different dynamic it seems to me is at work in the
critique of new sexuality studies.
- Judith Butler

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious,
it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow

You CAN do what you are committed to do -
regardless of how difficult it seems.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon.
We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps people, and kids especially,
are spoiled today,
because all the kids today have cars,
it seems.
When I was young you were lucky to have a bike.
- James Cagney

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
- George Santayana

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson

There is something about inside information which seems
to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
- Bernard Baruch

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

When a thought takes one's breath away,
a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
- Thomas W. Higginson

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

It seems every year, people make the resolution to
exercise and lose weight and get in shape.
- Ed Smith

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the
part of a great many people to the effect that when
you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people
will not go to analyze humor.
It seems to worry them.
- Robert Benchley

It seems that if one is working from the point of view
of getting beauty in one's equations,
and if one has really a sound insight,
one is on a sure line of progress.
- Paul Dirac

I have no respect for the passion of equality,
which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Sometimes the picture that emerges of the man seems
no longer to agree with our conception of the musician.
In reality, however, there is a glorious unity.
- Alfred Einstein

Today, the notion of progress in a single line without
goal or limit seems perhaps the most parochial notion
of a very parochial century.
- Lewis Mumford

I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the
world seems to agree with me.
- Freddie Mercury

It seems to me that I have always existed and that
I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs.
- Gustave Flaubert

There is a lot of work just in terms of traveling and
logistics and people and gear and all that kind of stuff.
But I never really have problems playing music.
That never seems like work.
- James Iha

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians
have to get hurt in wars,
otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy
way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
- Fred Woodworth

As long as you don't make waves, ripples,
life seems easy.
But that's condemning yourself to impotence and death before you are dead.
- Jeanne Moreau

Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of
a human being in the twentieth century.
- Salman Rushdie

That's the way it is with poetry: When it is incomprehensible it seems profound,
and when you understand it, it is only ridiculous.
- Galway Kinnell

I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people,
but not for me.
I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly
Navajos sitting on a bench.
I felt right at home.
- Tony Hillerman

I think I have a dark view of the world.
I have to make everything funny, otherwise it all seems so sad.
- Moon Unit Zappa

Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.
- Thomas Hardy

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past
of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession
with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
- George Eliot

I want to conquer the world and it seems like my own
family is putting a stop to that.
- Kim Wilde

If this work seems so threatening, this is because
it isn't simply eccentric or strange,
but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.
- Jacques Derrida

It's enormously cheering to get a good review by someone
who seems to understand your work.
- Kenneth Koch

Everything seems to have been turned upside-down,
but in a good way.
- Mark Roberts


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