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We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

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I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
- Christopher Morley

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
- Thomas Paine

 

I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture.
- Holly Near

Proletarian language is dictated by hunger.
The poor chew words to fill their bellies.
- Theodor Adorno

I am not going to be dictated to by fans,
certainly.
I am dictated enough to by my record company to last me a million years.
- Marvin Gaye

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The technology of the time dictated the way things looked.
- Douglas Trumbull

I can never consent to being dictated to.
- John Tyler

Television is so dictated by time constraints that
you have to make quick decisions and go with them.
- Ted Shackelford

Our driver policy was partly dictated by who was available
because of other contracts.
- John Surtees

I will not be in the position of having management dictated to by labor.
- Charles M. Schwab

Lies are essential to humanity.
They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure
and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
- Marcel Proust

In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated
by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
- Mary McCarthy

I want to do what I want when I want to do it not be
dictated to by audiences.
- Dario Argento

Oh!
do not attack me with your watch.
A watch is always too fast or too slow.
I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
- Jane Austen

Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior,
from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated,
from stored information, by the cells? And that the
time has come for men to be entrusted with the task,
through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?
- Albert Claude

Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked
at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy,
society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either
abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions.
- Ibrahim Babangida

We genuinely believe to this day that it was an honest
genuine mistake and we never imagined the punishment would be eight months.
The precedent dictated that it was unlikely to be that.
We don't regret he played for that period.
- David Gill

Political reporters no longer get to decide what's news.
The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents,
and thereby dictated the next day's headlines,
are over.
Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting.
If enough of them are tickled then, bingo,
you're news.
- Daniel Hannan

I'm not an historian and I'm not wanting to write about
how I perceive the social change over the century as a historian,
but as somebody who's walked through it and whose life
has been dictated by it too,
as all our lives are.
- Penelope Lively

One of the things I noticed more in this draft than
in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue.
Players who had baggage, like Justice,
fell much farther than his talent dictated.
But a lot of coaches didn't want to take the chance.
- Ron Jaworski

All I want is for people to listen to it with unbiased ears,
and decide for themselves.
I just don't want them to be dictated to by the media,
or have preconceptions about it.
If you like it, great.
If you don't, fair enough.
- Melanie Chisholm

President Bush has shown great leadership.
He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled
or dictated by terrorists,
dictators, and murderers.
He is absolutely right.
God bless him for his resolve.
- Lindsey Graham

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living,
new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
- Henry Van Dyke

The real scientist is ready to bear privation and,
if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate
to him which direction his work must take.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

I posed nude to show my parents they couldn't dictate to me any more -
that I control my life.
- LaToya Jackson

The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles
dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty
of imagination and it's a big problem.
- Alex Cox

Give me a lead of 14-0 at halftime and I will dictate the final score.
- Frank Leahy

You know, I think it's one of those cases where the
situation really does dictate your level of ridicule.
- Michael McKean

I don't dictate, you don't dictate to Stevie Wonder,
not successfully.
- Spike Lee

You have to let the viewers come away with their own conclusions.
If you dictate what they should think,
you've lost it.
- Maya Lin

No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.
- Friedrich Schiller

I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution
to receive the petitions;
after which,
it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason
and principle shall dictate.
- Caleb Cushing

I don't dictate the solos and I don't dictate the vocal harmonies.
- Dan Hicks

Science and technology multiply around us.
To an increasing extent they dictate the languages
in which we speak and think.
Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
- J. G. Ballard

The soul is a very perfect judge of her own motions,
if your mind doesn't dictate to her.
- David Herbert Lawrence

So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me,
because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood
dictate what's going to happen.
- Glenn Danzig

The radios are going to dictate.
That's another fight.
That's another story there.
I wish they just let it be.
- Bernie Worrell

The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you're dead.
- David Lynch

We cannot have that relationship if we only dictate
or threaten and condemn those who disagree.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

We're all very sensitive that Jim has the shortest history with the band.
He wants to be somewhat of a free agent.
I'm just going to let time dictate how Jim's future evolves.
- Thurston Moore

Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
- Max Planck

The truth is, I could no more dictate her nature than she could dictate mine.
Kinsey's happy as she is and she doesn't need to be rescued,
improved, or saved.
- Sue Grafton

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Duty, Honor, Country.
Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be,
what you can be, what you will be.
- Douglas MacArthur

I'd like to think Helen very much understood what it
was to be disadvantaged in the medical field.
And that that was something that she never let dictate her choices.
- Mary Stuart Masterson

I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose,
I copy all myself.
- Venerable Bede

Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this
desire will dictate all his actions.
- Albert Camus

If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife,
reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard,
would dictate that it should be in her favor.
- Ernestine Rose

It's hard to go with a trend.
As soon as it's out, everyone picks it up.
It's important to stay true to yourself.
Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate.
- Estella Warren

The sincere teachers of their youth should be met,
not with an intention to dictate to them,
but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours,
and raise them to public esteem.
- Joseph Lancaster

They become the keepers of the mystery.
They place themselves between the communicants of the religion,
and the immediate experience.
And then they dictate the terms on which you can have
contact with this wonderful mystery.
We don't dictate those terms.
- Larry Harvey

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive,
create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves,
their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
- Ansel Adams

Words can have no single fixed meaning.
Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their
initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field.
No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
- David Lehman

I really feel like life will dictate itself.
You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible.
Just go with the flow.
When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best.
That's the way I've always lived my life.
- Shania Twain

It's kind of like trying to make straight lines from curves,
but involving shapes that sort of dictate what the curves are,
if you like, and the difference between two separate
pieces creates a third transitional piece if you like.
- Sean Booth

It's kind of true that they just start making the same
movie over and over again.
It's also true that the times dictate what kind of
movies get made and what kind are not.
So I'm always looking for something that's a little
fresh and something that I haven't seen before.
- Thomas Jane

In better times the religion of the tribe or state
has nothing in common with the private and foreign
superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may
dictate to the individual.
- William Robertson Smith

The political lesson of Watergate is this:
Never again must America allow an arrogant,
elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the
regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
- Gerald R. Ford

We've carried that over into the visual development as well.
We've designed quite an exotic cast of characters,
but the last thing we want is to dictate to the players
how their PCs should look.
What we want to do is inspire.
- Sam Wood

Obviously, I've seen what the press has done to my cousins.
I would never let that rule my life,
but I'm not the kind of person to rebel or do things.
I don't know.
I don't let the potential for bad press dictate who I am,
but I keep that in mind.
How can you not?
- Lauren Bush

I've learned through experience that life is never that bad.
The secret is just paying attention to how you feel
and not letting anyone else dictate what in your heart you know is right.
- Dana Plato

Defining the terms of the debate generally dictates who's gonna' win it.
- Paul Begala

Music commands how we feel, dictates what we experience in our feelings.
- Sheryl Crow

Mostly, I'm in the very enviable position that no one dictates what I do.
- Graeme Murphy

What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall
flat in front of an audience.
The audience dictates what you do or don't change.
- Harvey Fierstein

I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker.
- Adolf Hitler

I write songs about real things...
The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there,
really.
- John Mayall

We are the children of our landscape;
it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure
to which we are responsive to it.
- Lawrence Durrell

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes,
our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams


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