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Distinctive Quotes

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Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

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Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing
passion to create something distinctive and unique.
- Hattie McDaniel

Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone,
Not God's, and not the beast's; God is,
they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Every band had their own distinctive sound,
but it was pretty much dancing music and rhythmic music
with a tremendous emphasis on copying the Cuban models.
- Ruben Blades

 

If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless.
If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character,
his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
- Alexander Smith

Legend has it that when God created me,
he gave me a big distinctive voice, a lot of boldness and no heart.
- Ethel Merman

We are seeing healing among the stolen generations,
and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people
to make their distinctive contribution to our national life.
- Malcolm Fraser

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But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature,
of its being able to cut through time with editing.
- Oliver Stone

You can see my decision as either a distinctive factor or as a limitation.
I don't feel it is a limitation.
- Ennio Morricone

It is from the blues that all that may be called American
music derives its most distinctive character.
- James Weldon Johnson

I'd never try to be that distinctive from the Bee Gees' sound.
I'm very proud of being a Bee Gee and am always aware
that I'll be identified as a Bee Gee.
- Robin Gibb

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience,
has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.
- Bill Veeck

A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic,
distinctive, memorable and unique.
- Primo Angeli

I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making
a wide enough range of distinctive programmes to make the case convincingly.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

Elvis is not so difficult as Johnny Cash because his voice is so distinctive.
If you try to copy Johnny Cash, it's just going to sound dumb.
- Brian Setzer

In our day the conventional element in literature is
elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending
that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
- Northrop Frye

An absolutely different and distinctive character.
- George Edmund Street

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty:
permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that
it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun,
for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
- Francis of Assisi

We must consider the distinctive characters and the
general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology ,
their behavior under external conditions,
their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life.
- Theophrastus

The real "action" in the liturgy in which we are all
supposed to participate is the action of God himself.
This is what is new and distinctive about the Christian liturgy:
God himself acts and does what is essential.
- Joseph Ratzinger

Conventional forms of narrative allow for different points of view,
but for this book I wanted a structure whereby each
of the main characters contributed a distinctive version of the story.
- Penelope Lively

In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography,
soil profile and distinctive weather patterns,
is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.
- Peter Garrett

Part of it has to do with this business of being approached in public.
I have a distinctive look - it's partly the glasses I wear -
and people seem to remember me once they've seen me.
- Todd Solondz

I think our failure in the production of good town
churches of distinctive character must have struck you often,
as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative
success in country churches.
- George Edmund Street

Of all the wastes of human ignorance perhaps the most
extravagant and costly to human growth has been the
waste of the distinctive powers of womanhood after the child-bearing age.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

The search for the symbolic value of phonemes,
each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise
to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities,
bundles of different distinctive features.
- Roman Jakobson

The fact is that love is of two kinds,
one which commands, and one which obeys.
The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which
the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
- Honore de Balzac

Each race (or variety) is characterized by a more or
less distinct combination of inherited morphological,
behavioral, physiological traits.
- J. Philippe Rushton

All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry;
haste is blind and improvident.
- Titus Livius

Black people are inferior to Caucasians.
Blacks constitute a totally distinct group;
they overshadow the country with the germ...
of evil.
- David Wilmot

The thing is that, they all had real strong personalities
and real distinct identities,
and I don't find most of the groups that are coming out now really do.
- Lester Bangs

Words are made for a certain exactness of thought,
as tears are for a certain degree of pain.
What is least distinct cannot be named;
what is clearest is unutterable.
- Rene Daumal

Pure drawing is an abstraction.
Drawing and colour are not distinct,
everything in nature is coloured.
- Paul Cezanne

Anthropology never has had a distinct subject matter,
and because it doesn't have a real method,
there's a great deal of anxiety over what it is.
- Clifford Geertz

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul;
for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses,
the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
- William Blake

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men,
the good and the bad.
But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
- David Hume

The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the
middle class and the poor.
- Constance Baker Motley

The Olympic movement is divided into two very distinct eras.
- Bill Toomey

There are distinct duties of a poet laureate.
I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress
and advise the librarian.
The rest is how I want to promote poetry.
- Rita Dove

Coming out is a means of redefining oneself,
of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social
order with distinct values.
Chief among these values is honesty.
- Lance Loud

This administration and the leadership in Congress
appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work,
thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.
- Tim Bishop

Early experiences convinced me that animals can and
do have quite distinct personalities.
- Chuck Jones

Wash four distinct and separate times,
using lots of lather each time from individual bars of soap.
- Howard Hughes

The practice of the law is a perfectly distinct art.
- Frederick Pollock

In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the
different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.
- Mortimer Adler

Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a
man who has been used to sensible women.
They are two distinct orders of being.
- Jane Austen

There has always been a tendency to classify children
almost as a distinct species.
- Hugh Lofting

My great hope would be that Quebec would realize itself
fully as a distinct part of Canada,
and stay Canadian, bringing to Canada a part of its richness.
- Gabrielle Roy

We're Jews, my family, and Jews break down into two distinct subcultures:
book Jews and money Jews.
We were money Jews.
- Ira Glass

The insurgents are Baathists and Sunnis in Iraq who
have as their goal a separate and distinct one of toppling
the government that is there and creating their own.
- Ike Skelton

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability,
which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it,
is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
- Charles Lamb

Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which
saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
- George Eliot

This idea that males are physically aggressive and
females are not has distinct drawbacks for both sexes.
- Katherine Dunn

The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter.
Yale was a distinct letdown afterward.
- John Knowles

The Church, however, is a self-governing society,
distinct from the State, having its officers and laws,
and, therefore, an administrative government of its own.
- Charles Hodge

But the best teams I've encountered have one important thing in common:
their team structure and processes cover a full range
of distinct competencies necessary for success.
- Jesse James Garrett

I like business and personal life to be distinct.
- Carter Burwell

We suspect Dr. Clutterbuck's sense of hearing must be injured:
for him the 'ear trumpet' magnifies but distorts sound,
rendering it less distinct than before.
- Robert James Graves

As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually,
and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward
distinct color effects never are done or over.
New and different cases will be discovered time and again.
- Josef Albers

But in the old days, visual artists used to fall into two distinct categories:
those of us who created images with cameras and those
of us who applied stuff onto other stuff,
with brushes or other tools.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

It now seems very likely that many of the 64 triplets,
possibly most of them, may code one amino acid or another,
and that in general several distinct triplets may code one amino acid.
- Francis Crick

What an immense power over the life is the power of
possessing distinct aims.
The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person,
define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct,
when they are confronted with a situation where they're
going to have to make a serious compromise,
they react very negatively publicly,
but they also recognize when they step back that this is right.
- John Hickenlooper

The arts equally have distinct departments,
and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression,
separate from those of the other arts,
it is merely a process, not an art.
- Alfred Stieglitz

In heaven there are two distinct loves,
love to the Lord and love towards the neighbor,
in the inmost or third heaven love to the Lord,
in the second or middle heaven love towards the neighbor.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

Any long work in which poetry is persistent,
be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession
of separate poetic experiences governed into a related
whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
- John Drinkwater

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation,
with a right, by the will of its majority,
to bind themselves, but none to
bind the succeeding generation,
more than the inhabitants of another country.
- Thomas Jefferson

Race and class are rendered distinct analytically only
to produce the realization that the analysis of the
one cannot proceed without the other.
A different dynamic it seems to me is at work in the
critique of new sexuality studies.
- Judith Butler

For me, each nuance of a color is in some way an individual,
a being who is not only from the same race as the base color,
but who definitely possesses a distinct character and personal soul.
- Yves Klein

A man may speak very well in the House of Commons,
and fail very completely in the House of Lords.
There are two distinct styles requisite:
I intend,
in the course of my career, if I have time,
to give a specimen of both.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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