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Despite Quotes

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I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

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Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation,
the social fabric of the region by and large is one.
- Bashar al-Assad

 

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their
objectives despite all obstacles and barriers.
It may be possible to speed or hinder them,
but impossible to stop them.
- Jose Marti

But despite the challenges, I love being your Mayor.
- Laura Miller

Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do
not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
- Dan Rather

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Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact
that sometimes he has to eat them.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Despite claims by some to the contrary,
we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings
by experts that existing technologies do not fully
or effectively detect nuclear material.
- John Linder

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid,
because freedom is priceless.
- Lech Walesa

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans
of America continued to struggle to establish a combat
badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.
- Tim Holden

Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person,
despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education
I do not believe that either children or adults in
my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.
- Douglas Hurd

History, despite its wrenching pain,
cannot be unlived,
but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
- Maya Angelou

There is no way, believe me, despite my name being Winfield,
and loving the game dearly.
It wasn't in the cards.
I didn't know what it was going to take to get here.
- Dave Winfield

They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments.
After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there.
But it didn't happen.
- Valentina Tereshkova

I manage to scrape together a private life,
despite the press.
- Michael Hutchence

Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral
absolutes in a complex world.
- Berkeley Breathed

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

People would be shocked to know...
that despite the nature of my TV character,
I am actually a nice guy.
- James Lafferty

I like to hide behind the characters I play.
Despite the public perception, I am a very private
person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
- Angelina Jolie

Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S.
and their employees are doing remarkable work.
- John Engler

But despite the universality of URLs,
we often forget that they're not just a handy way to
address network resources.
They're also valuable communication tools.
- Jesse James Garrett

I took my daily swim at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool
despite the presence of onlookers.
- Esther Williams

Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed,
despite this miserable guerilla opposition.
- Victoria Woodhull

She seems to be having a pretty good time despite her worrying.
That's Lily.
- Dashiell Hammett

Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved
not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness
of the effort involved in getting there -
or failing to get there.
- Max Lerner

I've had every advantage in the world,
despite the 18 years of silence which were nobody's fault but mine.
- Gordon Getty

Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even
chopsticks comes with an instruction manual.
Children, despite all their complexity,
do not.
- Lawrence Kutner

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by
most world leaders despite the fact that more than
half of the population of the world is hungry.
- Norman Borlaug

But despite this breathtaking pace, I believe in the
capacity of our democracy to meet these challenges.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Bananarama were written off from day one.
Nobody believed in us but us.
We kept having hits despite the record company,
despite the press.
- Siobhan Fahey

I'm more relaxed about life now that I'm older.
I like it-despite the wrinkles.
It's what I feel inside that's precious.
- Melanie Griffith

Another thing: despite my youthful appearance,
I am quite capable of making decisions.
- Lara St.
John

Despite reforms in steroid control, serious problems
still occur in and out of baseball.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

I admire Ginsberg as a poet, despite the fact that
he seems not to know when he is being good and when he is bad.
But he will last, or at least those poems will last.
- Leslie Fiedler

Despite all odds we have emerged as one people and one country.
- Yahya Jammeh

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps,
raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities.
Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
- Godfried Danneels

We can do without butter, but, despite all our love of peace,
not without arms.
One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns.
- Joseph Goebbels

Sometimes I have to compromise my views,
but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws,
despite what the readers or letters may say.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Despite all the technical improvements,
it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone,
playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues -
communicating with an audience.
- Casey Kasem

Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules,
I came back year after year.
- Joseph Barbera

Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security.
Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do,
we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.
- Carrie P. Meek

The other side of it is that, despite all that,
people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives.
- Paul Muldoon

For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite
the fact that they are jerks.
- Alexis Bledel

I've been around since I was 19, I won the Oscar when I was 21,
I've had a couple of TV series.
I've continued to work despite the predictions of some naysayers.
- Marlee Matlin

Frankly, despite my horror of the press,
I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or
so and go buy a few newspapers.
- Luis Bunuel

Artists usually don't make all that much money,
and they often keep their artistic hobby despite the
money rather than due to it.
- Linus Torvalds

My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you.
- Benjamin Jowett

Despite what the pundits want us to think,
contested primaries aren't civil war,
they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful.
- Sarah Palin

The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers,
has diminished.
- Constance Baker Motley

I work for him despite his faults and he lets me work
for him despite my deficiencies.
- Bill Moyers

What is so remarkable about the success of affirmative
action is that it has been accomplished despite the
Justice Department and the policies of the federal government.
- Harold Washington

It's a good time to be making movies,
despite the cynicism people have about Hollywood.
- Rob Morrow

Despite our high rate of unemployment,
300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the
unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result
of technological progress.
- Kim Campbell

My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in
relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved,
despite the government's false claims.
- Kevin Mitnick

Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
- Peter Straub

Television, despite its enormous presence,
turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.
- Justin Kaplan

Despite being able to demonstrate a very large audience,
major advertisers at first wouldn't touch Limbaugh.
- Paul Weyrich

There was no actual person who was James Bond,
despite all the books.
- Terence Young

I have to be in a relationship in order to be intimate.
I'm not the one-night-stand kind of girl.
Despite the rumors.
- Kim Kardashian

Despite a decade of criticism and budget cuts,
the specialised UN agencies have far more expertise
and hands-on experience than any other organisations in the world.
- Jeffrey Sachs

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre,
because they wanted to get closer to the cinema,
despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

President Clinton was able to achieve budget surpluses
despite a divided government.
- Jim Cooper

Simplicity is not an objective in art,
but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering
into the real sense of things.
- Constantin Brancusi

Despite the best of efforts, many foster children are
neither reunited with their families,
nor adopted.
- Charles Foster Bass

Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low,
especially when all the radical ideas were making sense
and things were starting to click.
- Tony Visconti

Despite the negativity coming from the President's opponents,
the United States remains fully committed to assisting
the Iraqis in restoring security and rebuilding their nation.
- Craig L. Thomas

Despite what people think of cowboys,
they take pride in how they look, and that look is important to them.
- Steve Kanaly

Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily,
remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate
their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Despite all the lunacy of the last century,
all the absurdity of war and genocide,
we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.
- Timothy Radcliffe


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