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Elite Quotes

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Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes
who are physically capable of winning it.
- Maurice Greene

I'm not part of the cultural elite.
I'm a down-home girl.
Always have been, always will be.
- Lauren Hutton

When you reach that elite level, 90 percent is mental
and 10 percent is physical.
You are competing against yourself.
Not against the other athlete.
- Dick Fosbury

Postmodernism is an academic theory,
originating in academia with an academic elite,
not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted.
- Catharine MacKinnon

 

If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually
regressive system that will assure you have a highly
knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass.
- John Perry Barlow

Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories,
ruled by a complacent, greedy elite,
and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
- Camille Paglia

I think the art world...
is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond.
They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries,
primarily in New York.
- Thomas Kinkade

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Redistribution of wealth would require enormous amounts of investment.
The only time an elite has accepted this has been during crises,
such as in America in the 1930s under Roosevelt.
- Susan George

Beating up on the so-called elite media has a nice populist ring to it.
- Bill Keller

According to Goering and the Luftwaffe High Command,
they were supposed to be the fighter elite.
- Adolf Galland

There's a very small group of elite actresses who are my age,
who people want to work with.
It's not easy to get a good job with good actors.
- Amanda Peet

If the business community and political elite want
to go to war they find it easy to mobilize domestic consent.
- Edward S. Herman

Everyone should have the same opportunity,
and in many areas that's not the case because programs
are built around the elite.
- Bobby Orr

Iraq's elite Republican Guard is doing so badly they're
changing their name to the Democratic Guard.
- David Letterman

Everyone has the impulse to be elite.
- Alfre Woodard

Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the
elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized,
there are more of us than there are of them.
- Newt Gingrich

A monopoly on the means of communication may define
a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian
formula of monopoly in the means of production.
- Robert Anton Wilson

One of the goals of the Feminist Elite is to reinforce
to women the idea that men are obsolete.
- Tammy Bruce

The work that is truly productive is the domain of
a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity.
- Vernor Vinge

Ulysses, obviously.
It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual
elite continue to fall for it.
- Orson Scott Card

No, most of our political elite has not realized that the world is flat.
- Thomas Friedman

People who bowl vote.
Bowlers are not the cultural elite.
- Dan Quayle

In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia;
they are considered part of the elite.
- Ron Silver

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists
themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher,
exalted form of human endeavor.
- Steven Pinker

The SAS is the most elite of the special forces in the world.
They are not people who go out and advertise;
they keep it inside.
They don't want anybody to know about them.
- Taylor Hackford

If the cultural elite has its way, the U.S.
will be much more like Europe.
- Peter L. Berger

The rule in the art world is: you cater to the masses
or you kowtow to the elite;
you can't have both.
- Ben Hecht

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox;
they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.
- George Will

Each honest calling, each walk of life,
has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
- James Bryant Conant

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the
momentum of totalitarianism itself.
The masses have to be won by propaganda.
- Hannah Arendt

Countries that will not tax their elite who expect
us to come in and help them serve their people are
just not going to get the kind of help from us that
historically they may have.
- Hillary Clinton

I won't apologize for ticket prices.
I think we're well worth it.
We consider ourselves in the elite touring acts,
like the Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney.
- Glenn Frey

Why should be elite, music? Excuse me.
Music must be for everybody.
- Luciano Pavarotti

We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed
a large part of the world.
- Hugo Chavez

The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and
women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
- Sargent Shriver

If you live in the elite world of dance,
you find yourself in a world rife with racism.
Let's face it.
- Alvin Ailey

I have long observed that the act of writing is viewed,
by some, as an elite and otherworldly act,
all the more so if a person isn't paid for what she writes.
- Joyce Maynard

I confront the European elite's self-image as tolerant
'while under their noses women are living like slaves.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The elite media has been caught in so many lies because
of false statements that its whole reputation has eroded,
their circulation is down, and their profits are down.
- Geraldo Rivera

The Left Elite only pretend to be concerned about what's
best for everyone else because it is the most effective
way to manipulate you and your children into their abyss.
- Tammy Bruce

What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit
not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
- Desmond Tutu

Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public.
- Ludwig von Mises

I am concerned about how to reverse the process by
which a fundamentalist right and a corporate elite
were able to seize power in the United States.
- Todd Gitlin

I don't think we're as divided as many in the elite would have us believe.
- Ed Gillespie

Despite its enormous power and wealth,
China's ruling elite remains absolutely petrified that
the free flow of information will undermine its political legitimacy,
particularly among China's younger generation.
- Tom Lantos

Much of what passes for quality on British television
is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which
controls it and has always thought that its tastes
were synonymous with quality.
- Rupert Murdoch

This country has always been run by elite,
and it's an elitist democracy.
And that's not a radical concept.
It's elitist democracy.
When people talk about democracy, they don't talk -
really talk about participatory democracy,
until the point that we get us at Election Day.
- Danny Glover

It's time to replace career politicians with citizen's politicians.
It's time to elect people who are going to stand up
to the Washington elite and stand up to a White House
and Congress hell-bent on ramming socialism down our throat.
- Christine O'Donnell

Millions of public workers have become a kind of privileged new class -
a new elite,
who live better than their private sector counterparts.
Public servants have become the public's masters.
No wonder the public is upset.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

The control of information is something the elite always does,
particularly in a despotic form of government.
Information, knowledge, is power.
If you can control information, you can control people.
- Tom Clancy

What people really should be able to be confident in
is that the standards of music-
making that classically trained musicians present is elite,
it is the best and all of us as artists should be committed to that.
- Lesley Garrett

One of the problems that we face through the media
attention that these artists receive is that there
has been an awful lot of talk about opera and classical
music being elite and being for an elitist group.
- Lesley Garrett

It means that, in fact, it's - whether fascist is the
right word I don't know -
more of a plutocracy than anything resembling a democracy;
it has become a nation controlled by a very small,
very wealthy elite.
- Peter Singer

Well, I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment,
and I've learned quickly these last few days that if
you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite,
then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone.
- Sarah Palin

The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard,
easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what
combinations work for them.
They have to learn to be persistent and patient with
their training and racing.
- Frank Shorter

Americans cannot maintain their essential faith in
government if there are two Americas,
in which the private sector's work subsidizes the disproportionate
benefits of this new public sector elite.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached
from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak
for the poor and dispossessed,
Democrats have increasingly become the party of an
upper-middle-class professional elite,
top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers.
- Camille Paglia

There is a lack of critical assessment of the past.
But you have to understand that the current ruling
elite is actually the old ruling elite.
So they are incapable of a self-critical approach to the past.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

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

Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population,
with many British elites patting themselves on the
back for their tolerance and multiculturalism.
- Linda Chavez

In Europe, it appears that in the name of democracy,
elites are pursuing an autocratic, centralized power,
seeking economic control and social regimentation.
- Maggie Gallagher

The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance
of power between elites and masses,
a power which is the principal threat to our democracy.
- Paul Wellstone

In some of the countries where we operate,
there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political
elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships.
- Lee R. Raymond

The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses.
It is about the egos of the elites.
- Thomas Sowell

Dependency arguments often come from elites -
either aid agencies or governments -
and say something about attitudes to poor people.
- Paul Harvey

The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters,
provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites
to seize power in order to impose their own vision
on a newly socially regimented Europe.
- Maggie Gallagher

The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just
as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation,
white educated elites became swept up in the glamour
of the sexual revolution.
- Maggie Gallagher

America's corporate and political elites now form a
regime of their own and they're privatizing democracy.
All the benefits - the tax cuts, policies and rewards flow in one direction:
up.
- Bill Moyers

The secular elites are so terrified of telling the
truth about radical Islam.
When you talk about the radical Islamists,
we have got to get straight and get serious and talk
about it in the right way.
- Newt Gingrich

Other nations use 'force'; we Britons alone use 'Might'.
- Evelyn Waugh

We should be the natural home for the millions of Britons of immigrant origin.
But we're not.
Because too often we've sounded like people who wish
they hadn't come here at all.
- Francis Maude


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