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Convention Quotes

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Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

I've been doing these conventions for 20 years,
and we used to at least have debates about issues.
Nothing is happening basically at this convention,
other than speeches.
- Susan Estrich

 

Chicago kept industry, attracted new business,
became the center for convention trade and transportation.
- Jane Byrne

It wasn't until the first season ended that I went
to my first Star Trek convention.
It was in Denver.
There were two and a half thousand people there.
- Patrick Stewart

As I discovered, even the governor of a major state
who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at
his party's convention without the national media protesting it.
- Robert Casey

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There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner
had been shot trying to escape.
He had obviously been recaptured and shot,
and that violated the Geneva Convention.
- Charles Guggenheim

I thought this convention phenomenon was very flattering,
but that's about the extent of it.
- George Takei

I'm a sworn enemy of convention.
I despise the conventional in anything,
even the arts.
- Hedy Lamarr

I knew that the Hague Convention prohibited the use of poison in war.
I didn't know the details of the terms of the Convention,
but I did know of that prohibition.
- Otto Hahn

This isn't really a convention, This is really an infomercial.
And every night we'll have a different infomercial
and people view it with a certain level of cynicism.
- Susan Estrich

I look forward to their convention and look forward
to hearing the President talk about what he will do for the next four years.
He hasn't done it up to this point.
- Harold Ford

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes
yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

At first the English were very surprised by our disregarding the Hague Convention.
But from 1916 onward they used at least as much poison as we did.
- Otto Hahn

You must renounce all superficiality,
all convention, all vanity and delusion.
- Gustav Mahler

2004 was a great year for Boston!
The Patriots won the Super Bowl!
Boston hosted its first national political convention!
And - the Red Sox won the World Series!
- Thomas Menino

As Bill Clinton said so eloquently at the convention,
during Vietnam there was a chance to serve;
there was a chance not to serve.
- Mark Shields

I think we've established a convention on the show
that allows us to do pretty much anything we want to.
- Thayer David

The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible
benefits to the world's poor.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The media.
It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.
- Tom Stoppard

The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest
unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
- Franz Schubert

Under the Geneva Convention, for example,
a POW is required only to provide name,
rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating.
- John Yoo

I wasn't looking for another marriage.
I had been married before.
He is a nice man - a geologist, an Ernest Hemingway type.
But Paul and I married because of convention.
- Linda McCartney

This is not to condone torture, which is still prohibited
by the Torture Convention and federal criminal law.
- John Yoo

This is the first convention of the space age -
where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
- David Brinkley

However, the Department of Defense treats these detainees
in accord with the Geneva Convention,
even though that is not required because of the inhumane
methods used by these killers.
- Bill Shuster

A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW.
There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
- Andrew Vachss

Tonight, I am pleased to announce that I have secured
$1 million from the Convention Host Committee to fund
the beautification of Boston's neighborhoods.
- Thomas Menino

Folk rock was my real roots.
I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
- Alan Parsons

Running those poor steers back and forth in the heat is ridiculous.
What they ought to do is put the steers in the convention
hall and run the delegates.
- Stanley Marcus

This war no longer has anything to do with knightly
conduct or with the agreements of the Geneva Convention.
- Wilhelm Keitel

We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who,
in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention,
disregarded also the humane aspiration.
- Irving Babbitt

What is the Geneva Convention on wars!
I have never read it.
- Yoweri Museveni

The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction
of addressing the Republican National Convention.
This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.
- Emanuel Celler

One of my movies was called "True Lies."
It's what the Democrats should have called their convention.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Heather and I decided we were going to be pretty low-key at the convention.
- Mary Cheney

By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally
bound to implement the rights therein.
- Carol Bellamy

It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads,
but it's a convention of drama.
If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs,
you have to play their fathers.
- Ian Hart

The dream of the Convention was born from the that
children and their needs were not been considered when
policies were being made,
laws passed or actions undertaken.
- Carol Bellamy

If we say the Geneva Convention is obsolete,
then what do others who have our soldiers say?
- Charles Schumer

A political convention is not a place where you can
come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
- Murray Kempton

I think it would be bizarre to pick somebody to speak
at the convention based on their sexual preference,
because once you go down that road, why don't you pick a transvestite?
- Gary Bauer

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested;
on the contrary,
he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing
to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves
in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
- Aldous Huxley

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer.
If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican
Party the way it's been carrying on,
then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.
- Will Rogers

I've just got into the convention circuit in the last
couple of years and it's great to see all these people
who are still interested in the show.
It's so gratifying to hear that so many people enjoyed
the work that Erin and I have done.
- Gil Gerard

Radical constructivism, thus, is radical because it
breaks with convention and develops a theory of knowledge
in which knowledge does not reflect an 'objective' ontological reality.
- Paul Watzlawick

The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity
may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds
of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.
- John Maynard Keynes

Nonetheless, Article 5 makes clear that if an Iraqi
civilian who is not a member of the armed forces,
has engaged in attacks on Coalition forces,
the Geneva Convention permits the use of more coercive
interrogation approaches to prevent future attacks.
- John Yoo

Alinsky's 1971 book, "Rules for Radicals,"
is a favorite of the Obamas.
Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention.
One Alinsky tactic is to "Pick the target,
freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
That's what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh,
Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer.
- Karl Rove

I only went to one Star Trek convention and that was in the late '80s.
I hadn't gone to a convention before that.
It was quite amusing, with the people dressed up and all of that.
- Persis Khambatta

A short exposure to the convention convinced me that
the Internet may save the Democracy in that it is a way for the people,
for the citizens, to have some direct influence on the government.
- John Jay Hooker

The point is, the political reporters are the ones
who no longer understand the ritual they are covering.
They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid
events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that.
- William Greider

So if 1960 had occurred under the old convention system,
Kennedy would have had a very hard time getting the
Democratic nomination because he would have been rejected
by all those people who had worked with him in Washington.
- Michael Beschloss

Thus the Convention is unequivocal in its call for
children to be consulted,
to have their opinions heard and to have their best
interests considered when law and policies are being drafted.
- Carol Bellamy

I usually do one con a year as a GoH and try to make
the World Fantasy Convention for business purposes.
Last year I went to a worldcon for the first time in two decades.
I may go again this year.
- Alan Dean Foster

The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people
goes back to ancient Egypt.
Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that,
being stupid, affectionate, gregarious,
and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep
are most like human ones.
- Northrop Frye

A convention was drawn up on June 17,
1925, in which the principle of supervision,
as opposed to that of simple propaganda,
was recognized, thanks to the efforts of the labour members,
of whom I was one.
- Leon Jouhaux

I think the country is very settled in a lot of ways,
and we saw that after the Democratic Convention.
I think a lot of the bump that we enjoyed came when
John Kerry selected John Edwards as his running mate.
- Harold Ford

On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues
they simply must be multilateral.
There's no other way around.
You have the instances like the global warming convention,
the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S.
went its own way.
- Hans Blix

We do, and there is a law in the United States -
the Torture Convention - that prohibits the United
States from deporting an individual to a country where
there is a reasonable expectation that he will be subjected to torture -
physical,
mental or otherwise.
- Jonathan Shapiro

When you're standing in front of an audience like this
that is so enthusiastic and so much behind you,
it is very hard to give a bad speech.
Even a bad speech sounds good in a convention hall like this.
- Susan Estrich

I have never done Cult TV before, the convention was good.
It gives the fans a chance to meet the celebrities.
Connect with the guy that used to be a bunch of coloured dots on your TV screen.
- Peter Tork

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other,
it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing
them as parents or husband,
that they belong to each other in the name of Nature,
and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

The Pentagon said that these prisoners were kept in
accordance with the Geneva Convention,
and of course I was not reassured by that,
but I couldn't prove that that was wrong;
so we're clearer about that.
- Peter Singer

I expect the Republicans will enjoy a large bounce out of their convention.
They're here wrapping themselves in the 9/11 flag,
which I think is inappropriate in many ways,
but it's their choice.
- Harold Ford

So the result was that as one approached a political
convention for most of the 19th century and for most
of the 20th century until the 1960's,
part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know
ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week.
- Michael Beschloss

He testified that when you looked at it through the eyes of 'let's do it,'
the costs were very small.
They were less than they'd had to spend to host a convention
of transportation executives.
The cost was not that great.
- Major Owens

Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation
we have under the genocide convention but,
more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong
and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another.
- Jon Corzine

I mean, we are facing so many very, very important
issues and those are the issues that you heard talked
about last night from the Republican convention,
and that you'll hear my husband talk about.
And those are the really important issues facing our country right now.
- Laura Bush

Black Comedy is a farce that is played in the dark,
as you know, with the lights full on.
It's the Chinese convention of reversing light and dark,
and exactly where anybody is at any given moment is the play.
- Peter Shaffer


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