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Activist Quotes

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If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.
The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
- Ross Perot

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things.
People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive,
but I've got a right to say what I believe.
- Ed Harris

This activist loves Oregon more than he loves life.
- Tom McCall

 

I can't remember when I wasn't an animal rights activist.
- Ali MacGraw

Someone who does an act.
In a democratic society, you're supposed to be an activist;
that is,
you participate.
It could be a letter written to an editor.
- Studs Terkel

As I look back over my life, before I had any real identity,
I was a traveler.
I grew up an Army brat, a runaway, an activist,
and a musician.
All my life I've been traveling.
- Michelle Shocked

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I have referred to myself as an accidental activist
on more than one occasion.
- Joan Blades

What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding."
He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice.
- Karl Rove

I don't call myself a white supremacist.
I'm a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights.
- David Duke

I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy.
I never studied acting, but those two qualities are
exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
- Susan Sarandon

It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist
who would place ideological purity or a particular
agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning.
- Ron Wyden

The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist
mindset of the courts is in the political arena.
- Stockwell Day

I've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- Al Sharpton

John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when
I was a political activist in the civil rights movement
and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill,
where I went to university.
- Russell Banks

An activist is one who is actively involved in creating community,
whether that is locally in their neighborhood or internationally.
It is an admirable quality.
- Jasmine Guy

It's been important to me to be a good activist,
a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer,
and a good entertainer.
You can't do it all, but I have walked those delicate
lines as best I know how.
- Holly Near

An activist is someone who makes an effort to see problems
that are not being addressed and then makes an effort
to make their voice heard.
Sometimes there are so many things that it's almost
impossible to make your voice heard in every area,
but you can sure try.
- Joanne Woodward

You all know I have terminal cancer-and I have a lot of it.
But what you may not know is that stress induces its
spread and induces its activity.
Stress may even bring it on.
Yet stress is the fuel of the activist.
- Tom McCall

The work of the political activist inevitably involves
a certain tension between the requirement that position
be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire
that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
- Angela Davis

I guess because the shows were activist in their own way -
the marriage of my public activism and my career activism,
you know - people understand me very well.
They also understand there's a very strong bipartisan part in all of this.
- Norman Lear

I am a technological activist.
I have a political agenda.
I am in favor of basic human rights:
to free speech,
to use any information and technology,
to purchase and use recreational drugs,
to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices',
to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
- Bram Cohen

Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet,
historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed
be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature,
believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.
- Michael N. Castle

The folks celebrating Jim Bunning are seeing him as an anti-government,
anti-spending activist.
But to embrace Jim Bunning is to embrace a strange record,
if you really are a libertarian, if you really are a deficit hawk,
if you really care about spending and responsibility.
- Rachel Maddow

While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional
amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage,
left-wing activist judges and officials at the local
levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage.
- John Boehner

I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely
because it allows you to give back and to consider
yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved
whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
- Angela Davis

It's funny how most activists are pacifists.
- Craig Bruce

I believe people who practice their beliefs in daily life are activists.
- Jasmine Guy

In these times, the hardest task for social or political
activists is to find a way to get people to wonder
again about what we all believe is true.
The challenge is to sow doubt.
- Lawrence Lessig

It's funny how social activists usually protest against
the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals.
- Craig Bruce

It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some
sort of leader among gay activists,
whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier.
- Ian Mckellen

Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists,
human rights activists, it's all the same.
- Daryl Hannah

I want to praise activists through the years.
I praise those of the past as well, to have them honored.
- Studs Terkel

I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat
homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected
and promoted by the government.
- Todd Akin

But as for activism, my parents did what they could,
given the constraints, but were never involved in the
causes I think of when I think of activists.
- Paul Farmer

Gay culture is surviving and thriving.
Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic
violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.
- Lance Loud

When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government,
the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp.
The funny thing is that human rights activists and
Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group.
- Shirin Ebadi

A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers,
ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced
that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
- Michael Pollan

President Bush has a record of cutting taxes,
has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors,
has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed
to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage.
- Bill Shuster

Activists are generally doers - rather than watching
television and thinking about the world they will put
there energies into doing something 'active' to change
the (political) situation.
- Ben Edwards

Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort
facts in his own interests.
But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled
over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically.
Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better
off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?
- Robert Novak

The activists will not stop in trying to impose their
extreme views on the rest of us,
and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy
to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining
marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
- Jim Bunning

We've got activists all across the country like the
members of the Million Mom March organization,
some of their leaders are here tonight.
We're phone banking congressional offices and pursuing editorial boards.
- Michael D. Barnes

The electronic media introduced this idea to the larger audience very,
very quickly.
We spent years and years and years meeting with activists
all over Europe to lay the groundwork for a political response,
as we did here.
- Jeremy Rifkin

I call it small government, grass-roots activism:
The Tea Party activists are a part of it,
FreedomWorks is part of it.
FreedomWorks is the longest-standing,
most active organization within this movement.
- Dick Armey

I've always been fascinated by activists,
people who will devote their life to a cause,
people who go to India and to Africa and put their
life in jeopardy to do what they believe is right.
- Rachel Weisz

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


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