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Conventions Quotes

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Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

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First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution,
so you begin American history with not only no political
conventions but also no parties.
- Michael Beschloss

All conventions are very enjoyable.
The more variety you do, the better.
- Jeremy Bulloch

I've agreed to do several Star Trek conventions this coming year.
- Nichelle Nichols

 

Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions -
and some are -
attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Placebo is music for outsiders, by outsiders and our
gigs are like conventions of outcasts,
which is cool.
- Brian Molko

Let's give the conventions back to the politicians.
If we think there's any news, we can tack it on afterward as commentary.
But the conventions should be their show,
not ours.
- Don Hewitt

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Applying different standards to al Qaeda does not abandon Geneva,
but only recognizes that the U.S.
faces a stateless enemy never contemplated by the Conventions.
- John Yoo

Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality,
but of the discursive conventions by which and for
which a sense of reality is constructed.
- John Fiske

I like conventions.
I like meeting and greeting.
I'm perched on that edge where I'm getting more attention
than I quite know what to do with,
though.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Textbook publishers don't even bother to advertise at their conventions.
- Peter Brimelow

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society
for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society
for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Today's shocks are tomorrow's conventions.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

The anarchist painter is not the one who will create anarchist pictures,
but the one who will fight with all his individuality
against official conventions.
- Paul Signac

Listen to advice.
You don't know how many writer's conferences I've taught
at where at least half the audience fights all the
conventions of the field.
- Jane Haddam

Massachusetts women as a rule adhere too strongly to old-time conventions.
- Julia Ward Howe

Thus, anybody who follows this nature and gives way
its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts,
and go against the conventions and rules of society,
and will end up a criminal.
- Xun Zi

It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable
conventions that pervert it.
- Denis Diderot

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism.
It would be an offense against polite conventions to
press our doubts too far.
- George Santayana

I really do the conventions now for two reasons.
- Rene Auberjonois

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

With Bound, we wanted to pull at conventions,
because you begin to wonder, Why do these stereotypes
exist? Where do they come from? You use that as the subtext.
- Larry Wachowski

I try to live the moment and not obey laws,
rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation,
a feeling, or an emotion.
You can't program emotion.
- Anne Parillaud

That is because the conflict with al Qaeda is not governed
by the Geneva Conventions,
which applies only to international conflicts between
states that have signed them.
- John Yoo

Military police know what to do, they know the Geneva Conventions,
and their objective is to provide a safe,
secure, fair environment for prisoners under their control.
- Janis Karpinski

From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions
in the 1830's really through the 1950's,
you had conventions that actually did real business.
- Michael Beschloss

I speak for a lot of church groups, youth groups,
schools, colleges and do personal appearances.
I've done conventions and trade shows.
A lot of different little hats.
- Donna Douglas

But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing
that has happened has been my discovery that people
who attend the conventions are filled with love.
- William Shatner

President Bush and his commanders announced early in
the conflict that the Conventions applied.
- John Yoo

In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely
the bee sting of etiquette,
but the snake bite of moral order.
- Florence King

I just sit at the drawing board most of the time.
I am used to talking to people.
I love going to conventions, getting feedback and talking to people.
Some artists don't.
Some artists sit at their drawing board because their
personality actually dictates that.
- David Lloyd

Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions,
and guided by principles of ritual.
Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility,
obey the conventions and rules of society,
and achieve order.
- Xun Zi

With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair,
she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions,
dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office.
- Louis Auchincloss

Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law,
play politics with the court and just play politics
with international conventions designed to protect
our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics.
I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales.
- Barbara Mikulski

The point is that these decisions they've made are
partly for your convenience and partly for theirs and
partly out of stereotypes that they carry with them
from the conventions of the computer field.
- Ted Nelson

It is important to recognize the differences between
the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism.
The treatment of those detained at Abu Ghraib is governed
by the Geneva Conventions,
which have been signed by both the U.S.
and Iraq.
- John Yoo

The most shocking fact about war is that its victims
and its instruments are individual human beings,
and that these individual beings are condemned by the
monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered
in quarrels not their own.
- Aldous Huxley

I mean, there are many other directors who are probably
both more skilled and excited to adapt novels or work
within certain genre conventions.
I'd like to do that kind of work someday,
but for better or worse I'm too drawn by my own material.
- Todd Solondz

Friendship can only exist between persons with similar
interests and points of view.
Man and woman by the conventions of society are born
with different interests and different points of view.
- August Strindberg

Know what the old masters did.
Know how they composed their pictures,
but do not fall into the conventions they established.
These conventions were right for them,
and they are wonderful.
They made their language.
You make yours.
All the past can help you.
- Robert Henri

It is proclaimed by the great leaders of that party,
by its political conventions, by its ministers of the Gospel,
and by every other means they have of giving currency
and importance to the declaration,
that it is its mission to abolish slavery in the Union.
- John H. Reagan

George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a
full-scale assault on civil liberties,
human rights and the rule of law, walking away from
his international obligations,
tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions.
- Bianca Jagger

I think it is probably more important to attend specialized
conventions for a journeyman writer than any other,
but it's useful at all stages of a career,
if for nothing else, to find out how the industry is
working at any given time.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business,
you had situations where the delegates were divided
and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee.
- Michael Beschloss

Anyway, in the mid 80's I was spending a fortune buying
old Golden Age books from the late 30's and 40's and
I was making personal appearances at a lot of sci fi
and comic book conventions all around the country here
so that I could find books for my collection.
- Bill Mumy

I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority,
which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space,
domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential
to the use and operation of the Internet.
- Jon Postel

Human-rights advocates, for example,
claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of
a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny
al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners
of war under the Geneva Conventions.
- John Yoo

Then you get to the last half of the 20th century,
Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions,
and another place that is affected is parties and conventions.
- Michael Beschloss

You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was
submitted to the People of the respective States for
their adoption or rejection,
it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions.
- Caleb Cushing

We support every effort to combat international terrorism
through the formulation of international conventions
and hope that the international community will take
further steps to improve the anti-terrorism international legal framework.
- Li Peng

We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear,
chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq.
They must be tackled by the international community together,
by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements.
- Anna Lindh

The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions.
You can argue yourself blue in the face,
and you're not going to change each other's minds.
It's a waste of your time and my time.
- Barbara Bush

A lot was happening, plus there were an enormous number
of people in the industry that were going to conventions,
so it was a pretty fun time.
Also there was a lot of controversy and I was at the
forefront of some of that.
- Todd McFarlane

Mystery writers' conventions are usually good,
and this one has been excellent and extremely well
prepared and thought out in advance.
A lot of people have given their time and their skill,
and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome.
- Anne Perry

In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30.
At U.S.
conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd.
At Harvard you have an entirely different audience.
It's so schizophrenic.
- Jonathan Carroll

While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions,
they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards
of conduct for legal combatants:
wearing uniforms,
a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war.
- John Yoo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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