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Pat Oliphant Quotes and Sayings

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We're all idealistic when young.
- Pat Oliphant

Even if you go to Australia today, it's very much like
visiting a state you haven't been to.
- Pat Oliphant

I can always see what I've done wrong.
I'm always learning.
I'm the perennial student.
- Pat Oliphant

I hate changes of administrations, because I have all
my villains in place and they are all taken away and
replaced with faceless wonders nobody knows.
- Pat Oliphant

 

I've always looked upon politics as a very boring thing.
Politics never interested me as much as the people involved in it.
- Pat Oliphant

So many cartoonists draw the same year after year.
When they find a style, they stick with it.
They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.
- Pat Oliphant

An outsider's point of view is always handy.
- Pat Oliphant

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There were dragons to slay in the old days.
Nixon was a good dragon.
- Pat Oliphant

There has always been quite a strong black and white
art tradition in Australia,
with quite a large contingent of cartoonists,
given the size of the population.
- Pat Oliphant

If it were not for the fact that editors have become
so timorous in these politically correct times,
I would probably have a greater readership than I have.
- Pat Oliphant

I see myself as an artist who happens to do cartoons.
- Pat Oliphant

I don't think there's more than half-a-dozen cartoons
that I've been really truly happy with in all the time I've been doing it.
- Pat Oliphant

Some days you feel like this is really going well.
You can tell.
Other days, you're just drawing like a farmer and you don't know why.
- Pat Oliphant

I've been in Washington ever since 1981,
trying to get out!
- Pat Oliphant

Journalism was looked upon as a more noble thing than it is now.
I don't know if it carries the same cachet that it did then.
- Pat Oliphant

The fact that we're protected under that Constitution
in exercising the right of free speech,
it's a wonderful thing.
You've got to come from somewhere else to realize how valuable it is.
- Pat Oliphant

One-newspaper towns are not good because all the surviving
newspaper does is print money.
They make 25 percent on their money every year,
and if they go down to 22 percent, they start laying people off.
- Pat Oliphant

I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising
and progressive force for humanity.
- Paul Nurse

Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love,
but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for
order amidst their own chaos.
- William Irwin Thompson

Nothing is more idealistic than a journalist on the defensive.
- Melvin Maddocks

When you're young, try to be realistic;
as you get older,
become idealistic.
You'll live longer.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

I do feel part of that generation of people who were
rather idealistic in the '70s and became disillusioned in the '80s.
Not just about social services issues,
but the world.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I guess maybe I'm idealistic.
- John Cusack

There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic,
the fantastic.
- Aisha Tyler

Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy,
and this contradiction grew deeper with the development
of its materialist teaching.
- Trofim Lysenko

Being idealistic really helps you overcome some of
the many obstacles put in your path.
- Andy Hertzfeld

It was a wonderful time to be young.
The 1960s didn't end until about 1976.
We all believed in Make Love, Not War.
We were idealistic innocents, despite the drugs and sex.
- Margot Kidder

My music is all about an idealistic human personality.
I have 19th-century ideals.
- Gordon Getty

Sometimes people call me an idealist.
Well, that is the way I know I am an American.
America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
- Woodrow Wilson

So ultimately, it's idealistic to think that artists
are able to step away from the power of the media and
the way it controls things,
and go on doing their own things.
- Thom Yorke

The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic.
It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.
- Charley Reese

You can't be idealistic in this world and not be crazy.
- John Zorn

I know that I'm inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen.
I thought I was doing the best I could.
I thought I was being idealistic.
- Eric Bogosian

Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life.
The feminine ones are not idealistic,
and the idealistic not feminine.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I don't believe in superheroes but I love Batman movies.
There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic,
the fantastic.
- Aisha Tyler

A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude,
is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself,
but imperialistic about its practice.
- Irving Babbitt

War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation
of the United States in the world today,
and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and
extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower,
of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

No period of history has ever been great or ever can
be that does not act on some sort of high,
idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside,
and we are paying the penalty for it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision.
You suddenly think, This person is idealistic,
this person is strong, this person has dreams,
when you know better most of the time.
You put what you want to see on people.
- Olivier Martinez

I understand why people do vote on the conservative
side of the ticket because people have a tendency to
go for strong governments when really,
from an idealistic point of view, it's a bad thing.
- David Lloyd

To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman;
it's degrading and it completely ruins her personality.
Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine
and beautiful and idealistic in her.
- Barbara Cartland

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Your opinion is nothing but your point of view.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I view the Divine and All of Life
from the perspective of Celebration.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have a choice of how we view the obstacles on our life path.
One choice makes us slaves to circumstance,
while the other empowers us, and motivates us
to follow our dreams - and our happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have an instinctive fear of the unseen.
Make a conscious effort to discover
and embrace the unfamiliar -
to view the unknown not as a lurking monster,
but as a glorious adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I honor everyone and honor all points-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Identify your assumptions (what you believe).
Question how you feel when you hold those assumptions.
Visualize holding different assumptions.
Ask yourself how it feels to hold a different world-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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