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Hostage Quotes

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Has one hostage from Lebanon come back with a photograph
of his abductors? Has any hostage ever come back with
a photograph of his abductors smiling? I mean,
this was so incredible!
- Dwight Schultz

Then came the hostage crisis during which Carter did
nothing to rattle the ayatollahs who hung tough until
Ronald Reagan was inaugurated,
when they suddenly backed down.
- Alexander Haig

We will fight hostage taking like we fight terrorism.
- Ali A. Saleh

I was held hostage and almost executed by a man who
was robbing us in the middle of the night.
- William Hurt

 

We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail,
threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with
the world's worst weapons.
- George W. Bush

It's hard being a hostage in somebody else's mouth -
or a character in somebody else's novel.
- David Antin

Rushdie is a hostage.
- Don DeLillo

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Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.
- Arthur Helps

America Held Hostage won 24 Emmys for ABC News,
but someone forgot to include my name on the list of
people responsible for the show.
- Pierre Salinger

The feeling of not belonging, of not being entirely worthy,
of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities.
Those things speak to me very personally.
- Anthony Minghella

Naturally, it is a terrible, despicable crime when,
as in Munich, people are taken hostage,
people are killed.
But probing the motives of those responsible and showing
that they are also individuals with families and have
their own story does not excuse what they did.
- Steven Spielberg

The issue of terrorism must be dealt with firmly.
We must work very hard to avoid loss of life.
We must work very hard to avoid civilian casualties.
And those terrorists and Baathists are holding the
people of Fallujah hostage.
We must release the hostages.
- Ahmed Chalabi

I would hate to see operations in the Congo held hostage
to Sierra Leone but I really think that's the way it's got to be.
At one point we've got to decide to get it right and
we've got to be professional.
- Alex Morrison

In short, it is not that evolutionary naturalists have
been less brazen than the scientific creationists in holding science hostage,
but rather that they have been infinitely more effective in getting away with it.
- Phillip E. Johnson

I don't want to get into the 'who's a hostage-taker' discussion here,
but what is the estate tax? It's a double tax on death.
Economists will tell you that it's really not a tax that soaks the rich,
but it's a tax on capital that deprives business investment
and therefore job creation.
- Paul Ryan

For as long as our people are held hostage by controllable socio-economic forces,
we cannot afford to be indifferent to the ravages of
poverty in all its dimensions and ramifications.
- Ibrahim Babangida

We exercise great caution in airing an audio-
or videotape released by a terrorist organization holding a hostage.
These are decisions made by CNN's editorial staff and not by any third party.
- Jim Walton

Again, we saw in Bosnia - we had U.N.
peacekeepers tied to trees, being taken hostage.
The fact is they don't have the type of deliberate
and authoritative rule that I think is needed to get the job done.
- Peter King

I feel like a hostage to fortune.
Not that I am complaining.
I wanted to play the role.
But in truth I didn't think the show would be such a success.
OK, I thought it would fail.
Not because it was bad.
I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things
just sort of wither on the vine.
- Hugh Laurie

We have good security.
It's hard to get in here.
Barring a tactical entry where terrorists come in and hold us hostage,
that's about the only thing that could possibly warrant
me carrying a gun in the clubhouse.
That's highly unlikely, and I admit that.
But my personal belief is I don't want to suffer from
the poor choices of others.
- Luke Scott

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Bitterness is like cancer.
It eats upon the host.
But anger is like fire.
It burns it all clean.
- Maya Angelou

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long
because I am too inhospitable a host.
- Albert Schweitzer

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

Historically, the host nations do well in Euro 2000.
- Trevor Brooking

Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music,
flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld
devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at.
- Kevin Rollins

When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them.
Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your
publicist to your lawyer.
- Francesca Annis

Religious faith depends on a host of social,
psychological and emotional factors that have little
or nothing to do with probabilities,
evidence and logic.
- Michael Shermer

Mark Hammond is working in this area,
with Windows Scripting Host.
It is definitely an area where Python fits almost perfectly.
That's quite independent from Java, actually.
- Guido van Rossum

I would like to host a show, something like travel
or cooking or something like that,
something I'm really interested in, and so I'm pitching
a couple television shows.
- Trishelle Cannatella

Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
- Evelyn Waugh

Helmet was joined to helmet, and spear to spear,
and jewels, baggage, and elephants without number went with them,
and you would have said it was a host that none could understand.
- Ferdowsi

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him, all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
- Thomas Ken

To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand
out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be.
- Max Beerbohm

Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye;
Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form.
- Guru Nanak

The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will
be eager to be set next his host.
- Theophrastus

I'm working 2 days a week right now,
narration usually on Wed.,
and host on camera on Friday.
- Robert Stack

If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being,
you'd be a game show host.
- Gabriel Heatter

We have been actively trying to have New York City host the 2012 Olympics.
- George Pataki

Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004,
but there are rumors that they might be switched if
the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster.
- Bill Toomey

I was on the show previously as a guest host,
so I had a little practice.
- Rocco DiSpirito

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam,
and began to host meetings in cities and thousands
and thousands of people come out.
- Louis Farrakhan

Every weekend we've been trying to go out of town,
to let people know about this album.
I've been trying to host parties.
It's hard, because it's a lot of work to do both.
- Angie Martinez

The second host that I had was an actress I didn't know named Susan St.
James.
- Dick Ebersol

You can be a great reporter and not be such a great talk show host.
- Dan Abrams

There are a million things I can think of that I would I want to do.
Reporting like you, would be one.
A talk show host maybe, also.
I want to do a lot.
- Justin Guarini

If I'm a game show host, will someone buy a ticket
to see me do standup? To do a dramatic role in a movie?
- Howie Mandel

I meet many people, I talk with them,
like a TV show host.
I show what's going on with Greenpeace,
interesing political things, I have artists,
musicians and bands.
- Nina Hagen

A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.
- Marina Tsvetaeva

I've often talked about that, and I've been asked that
a couple of times and my feeling are that if you have a good show,
a bad host will not even hurt the show.
- Wink Martindale

We host some trips all over the world.
We go to Alaska.
We go to Mexico.
We're going to Venezuela in December.
We've been to Russia, all in conjunction with the radio show.
- Martin Milner

I'm too short to host a late-night talk show.
It's like the bar at an amusement-park ride.
You have to be six foot two or over.
- Jon Stewart

When I come to work each day, whether as a commentator
for TheStreet.com or a host of Mad Money With Jim Cramer,
I have only one thought in mind: helping people with their money.
- Jim Cramer

The only way I would go back to hosting would be if
it were something entirely new.
It would prevent me from wanting to host a standard-fare kind of talk show.
- Garry Shandling

Oh yeah, I'm about to host the Genies,
which are the Canadian Academy Awards.
- Andrea Martin

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift,
my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host.
- Jim Bakker

If I can go from burglar for the government to talk show host,
you can go from entertainer to congressman.
- G. Gordon Liddy

It's almost as if a demon might have passed from one host to another.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do,
boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to
either get somewhere or not get anywhere.
- Anish Kapoor

You're absolutely right: Bob Grant is a racist,
Bob Grant is a bigot, he's a despicable talk show host and I agree with that.
- Alan Dershowitz

Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions.
But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess,
and also on the part of guests who submit to them.
- Fannie Hurst

If we build something great, like we have at Travelers Group so far,
a whole host of people benefit.
- Sanford I. Weill

Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies,
the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind.
- H. G. Wells

A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
- Horace

I'm hosting a quiz show, but I never considered myself a game show host.
- Maury Povich

From warriors ravens grew red And with their leader a host attacked.
- Taliesin

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being
attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years.
Either the host dies, or the virus dies,
or both die.
- Gore Vidal

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest,
and then becomes a host, and then a master.
- Khalil Gibran

Tonight, I am pleased to announce that I have secured
$1 million from the Convention Host Committee to fund
the beautification of Boston's neighborhoods.
- Thomas Menino


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