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Distorted Quotes

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It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

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We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination
of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please
or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

 

For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed
this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears
no relation to the legislation itself.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

What I read is so distorted that I cannot believe that
the person they are talking about is myself.
- Bob Kane

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The problem remains that the market is grossly distorted
by Canadian unfair trade practices.
- Michael Crapo

In a person who is open to experience each stimulus
is freely relayed through the nervous system,
without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
- Carl Rogers

People's real hopes and dreams can be distorted and
misdirected and packaged until you're not sure what
you really want or what you even really need.
- Tracy Chapman

The relentless pressures of the so-called marketplace
have distorted all our culture industries.
- Mark Crispin Miller

Words do not express thoughts very well.
They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed,
a little distorted, a little foolish.
- Hermann Hesse

Things get very distorted when you do a movie,
weirdly so.
- James L. Brooks

Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history,
which has been either suppressed or distorted.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.
They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as
distorted by a misconception.
- George Soros

Violence commands both literature and life,
and violence is always crude and distorted.
- Ellen Glasgow

I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism,
liberal democracy and market economy.
- Garry Kasparov

Any child knows that history can only be a reduced
representation of reality,
but it must be a true one, not distorted by queer lenses.
- Samuel E. Morison

Send forth the child and childish man together,
and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state,
and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
- Charles Dickens

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism.
They have a distorted understanding of the traditional
values they claim to defend.
- Christopher Lasch

There is no more reason why the features belonging
to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of
such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors
should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man.
- William H. Hunt

Nirvana was pop.
You can have distorted guitars and people say it's alternative,
but you can't break out of pop music's constructs and
still get extensive radio play and media coverage.
- Kristin Hersh

I don't see 'lines of force' as being destructive,
except to the extent that they are exclusively traceable
through observance of the path of distorted material left in their wake.
- Brian Ferneyhough

I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons.
I began to suspect at this early age that someone had
distorted the image of my people.
My long search for the true history of African people the world over began.
- John Henrik Clarke

I've been thinking about the distorted view of science
that prevails in our culture.
I've been wondering about this, because our civilization
is completely dependent on science and high technology,
yet most of us are alienated from science.
- Ann Druyan

Do not separate text from historical background.
If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution,
which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form
of illegitimate government.
- James Madison

It did not occur to us that the Marxists' solution
was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted,
that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not
the ideology of theirs that will cure them.
- Barbara Amiel

I have suffered a great deal from writers who have
quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of
its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous
matter which quite distorted my meaning,
or destroyed it altogether.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration,
which Maxwell, as I have just noted,
held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing
circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result?
- Pieter Zeeman

The definition of winning has become distorted.
If winning the rights to a property brings with it
hundreds of millions of dollars in losses,
what have you won? When faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses,
we have consistently walked away and have done so again.
- Dick Ebersol

At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power,
the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted,
the change required to restore our nation has always
come from the bottom up from our people.
- Howard Dean

All people know the same truth.
Our lives consist of how we chose to distort it.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Get the facts first.
You can distort them later.
- Mark Twain

When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion,
they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to,
or else diminish and distort it.
- Jack Schwartz

One of the most powerful devices is to distort time,
to go from human time to atomic time,
geologic time.
Sometimes you can actually accomplish that,
with one unexpected word choice.
- Robert Morgan

Sometimes you have to lie.
One often has to distort a thing to catch its true spirit.
- Robert J. Flaherty

Yes the Jews do many foul things and they distort our
foreign policy but not everything that goes bad can be blamed on the Jews.
- Tom Metzger

If I were doing something that the Bible condemns,
I have two choices.
I can straighten up my act, or I can somehow distort
and twist and change the meaning of the Bible.
- Jerry Falwell

Live interviews are more difficult to distort.
- Bianca Jagger

Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way.
It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's
tiny as though it were vast.
- Robert Morgan

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words.
I don't pretend to know anybody well.
People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John

Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt
to distort them into what they are not...
We cannot make facts.
All our wishing cannot change them.
We must use them.
- John Henry Newman

We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria.
Losers, they think that by killing civilians and trying
to distort the feelings of the people they will win.
I think they will not win, those bastards.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort
facts in his own interests.
But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled
over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically.
Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better
off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?
- Robert Novak

Will they attack us? Yes.
Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly.
Will they lie about us, harass our families,
namecall to try to intimidate us? They will.
There's nothing safe about it.
But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you.
Is freedom worth it? Is America worth it?
- Christine O'Donnell

Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned.
We must use whatever means possible.
It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie.
Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed
when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.
- Sarah Brady

Political conflicts distort and disturb a people's
sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency.
What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being.
- John Grierson

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally
responsible and reduces the role of private charity.
This principle applies to corporate welfare.
- Larry Elder

A face that is really lovely in repose can fall apart if,
when its owner stars to talk, she distorts every feature.
- Loretta Young

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up;
that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of
your being and so distorts you.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich,
beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.
- Maureen Dowd

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

It's another myth that dancing distorts or destroys your feet.
If you have the right shaped foot to start and a good,
strong technique, your feet should be fine.
- Deborah Bull

Because pornography is a tool of Satan that exploits
and distorts our God-given sexuality,
women - especially Christian women -
need to understand the increasing threat of online pornography.
- Donna Rice

The New Right, in many cases, is doing nothing less
than placing a heretical claim on Christian faith that distorts,
confuses, and destroys the opportunity for a biblical
understanding of Jesus Christ and of his gospel for millions of people.
- Mark Hatfield

Romantic love is mental illness.
But it's a pleasurable one.
It's a drug.
It distorts reality, and that's the point of it.
It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.
- Fran Lebowitz

The enemy is not just terrorism.
It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism,
by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition
of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of
Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion,
and distorts both.
- John Cornyn

If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals,
you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say,
you are distorting the truth.
- Gerald Vann

The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know
the facts are more likely to achieve good than those
who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
- Bertrand Russell

If I wrote in a sonnet form, I would be distorting.
Or if I had some great new idea for line breaks and I used it in a poem,
but it's really not right for that poem,
but I wanted it, that would be distorting.
- Sharon Olds

Whatever the opposite of regret is best describes how
I've always felt about that decision -
it opened me up to a million creative opportunities
I needed to experience away from the bull and distorting
mirrors that fame engenders.
- David Knopfler

Furthermore, it is not distorting history to say that
it was largely through the efforts and propaganda of
our International Federation that the government of the U.S.S.R.
was recognized by the majority of the great powers.
- Leon Jouhaux

The un-conscious distortion of the facts is almost
harmless compared to the unconscious neglect of an
animal's mental life until it verges on the unusual and marvelous.
- Edward Thorndike

We must not confuse distortion with innovation;
distortion is useless change,
art is beneficial change.
- Chuck Jones

All the gestures of children are graceful;
the reign of distortion and unnatural attitudes commences
with the introduction of the dancing master.
- Joshua Reynolds

To probe for unconscious determinants of behavior and
then define a man in their terms exclusively,
ignoring his overt behavior altogether,
is a greater distortion than ignoring the unconscious completely.
- Willard Gaylin

This would be a distortion of their meaning,
since the pictures are intimate and intense,
and are the opposite of what is decorative;
and have been painted in a scale of normal living rather
than an institutional scale.
- Mark Rothko

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without
a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to
those of others and without distortion and self-deception.
Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
- David Bohm

It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision.
You suddenly think, This person is idealistic,
this person is strong, this person has dreams,
when you know better most of the time.
You put what you want to see on people.
- Olivier Martinez


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