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Patricia Hewitt Quotes and Sayings

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A modern health and social care system has to be completely
focussed on the needs of its users.
- Patricia Hewitt

As patients and consumers, we are better informed today
about our health care than any previous generation.
- Patricia Hewitt

The accusation that we've lost our soul resonates with
a very modern concern about authenticity.
- Patricia Hewitt

You've got to respond to that and of course thinking
through the role of a left party in the modern world,
in the modern economy and society and having a policy response to that.
- Patricia Hewitt

 

We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to
abandon all the reforms made over some very painful
years in the Labour party,
we would be consigned back to opposition.
- Patricia Hewitt

Certainly we know from our own experience how very
difficult it is when you've lost an election that perhaps
a lot of people were expecting you to win.
- Patricia Hewitt

But getting your party structure right may also be
a precondition for getting your policies right.
- Patricia Hewitt

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And I hope very much that the ALP will become increasingly
engaged in the international discussions that are taking
place amongst centre-left parties generally.
- Patricia Hewitt

We're seeing quite a lot of people who really would
like a return to class-based politics.
- Patricia Hewitt

And some of what we're doing in Government even now,
some of the welfare reform programs that are helping
lone mothers come into work are based on things that
were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties.
- Patricia Hewitt

But clearly at the same time you've got to get out
there and connect with voters and actually respond to the needs,
the frustrations, whatever problems their now saying
are not being adequately solved.
- Patricia Hewitt

I think he was absolutely right not to go to UN last week...
First things first - that is, values and people here
in their local communities,
and remembering all politics is local,
and trusting people more.
- Patricia Hewitt

People are not perfect...
very often the relationships that are strongest are
those where people have worked through big crises,
but they've had to work through them.
So the challenge to us is to work through that.
- Patricia Hewitt

And it seems to me in that experience may lie at least
some of the clues for policy development perhaps constitutional
changes as well that Labour will need to make at the national level too.
- Patricia Hewitt

So there clearly is a sense in which the Labour Party here,
certainly at State level is reaching out and connecting
with people and reflecting the aspirations and needs of,
you know the mass of ordinary Australians.
- Patricia Hewitt

You don't repair that relationship by sitting down
and talking about trust or making promises.
Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently -
and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
- Patricia Hewitt

Well I think all I would say on that is,
when we were in opposition in Britain and Hawke and
then Keating were in power here,
Labor was in power here, we learnt a huge amount from
the ALP's experience here.
- Patricia Hewitt

I have very real concerns about the civil liberties
implications of ultimately requiring every resident
to submit themselves for compulsory fingerprinting
or some other biometric test.
- Patricia Hewitt

The 2 million people who work in the NHS and social
care are also themselves patients and users.
I know they all want to treat patients and users the
way they and their families would want to be treated
and that is the purpose of our reforms.
- Patricia Hewitt

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

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.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women,
but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom,
it is only social progress.
- Helene Deutsch

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional
people not knowing what they are dealing with.
- Golda Meir

I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.
- John Barrymore

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
- Don Van Vliet

Nothing will see us through the age we're entering but high consciousness,
and that comes hard.
We don't have a good, modern myth yet,
and we need one.
- Robert Johnson

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 Romans used every housing form known today and
they have a remarkably modern look.
- Stephen Gardiner

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given
up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
- Ronald Knox

It is a Modern day, and these times need Modern solutions to Modern problems.
- Corin Nemec

Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally
at the service of romance,
equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy.
- Richard Le Gallienne

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry,
but I think this film deals more with the loss of his
wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
- Vin Diesel

I don't understand what modern clothes are about at all.
- Julie Harris

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

However far modern science and techniques have fallen
short of their inherent possibilities,
they have taught mankind at least one lesson;
nothing is impossible.
- Lewis Mumford

The modern meaning of life's end-when does it end?
How does it end? How should it end? What is the value
of life? How do we measure it?
- Don DeLillo

The way Japan had tried to build up a modern state
modelled on the West was cataclysmic.
- Kenzaburo Oe

What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
- Octavio Paz

When modern writers gave up telling stories,
they gave up the greatest thing we had.
- Howard Nemerov

Our approach to economic development must be modern,
focused and in tune with the global trend.
- Ibrahim Babangida

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists
between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic
structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
- Herbert Read

Modern instruments were designed to throw sound all in one direction.
- Marc Ribot

The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must
come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous.
He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved
greatness before turning 30.
- John Cusack

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument;
its function is to make the worse appear the better.
- George Santayana

Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which
the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction
that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
- Ambrose Bierce

That's why modern corporate movie making has become
so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50.
- Dana Carvey

The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth,
it's about the redistribution of time.
- Doug Coupland

I used to dance when I was younger -
ballet and modern dance.
- Nastassja Kinski

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern.
No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
- Ellen Glasgow

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
- T. E. Lawrence

The best thing about modern living is anaesthesia.
- Meg Ryan

My book is traditional.
It runs counter to the post-modern spirit.
- David Guterson

A "modern" man has nothing to add to modernism,
if only because he has nothing to oppose it with.
The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
- Elias Canetti


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