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That idea of URL was the basic clue to the universality of the Web.
That was the only thing I insisted upon.
- Tim Berners-Lee

In the contract days, the big studios groomed us to
play particular roles and we would stay with the image
they gave us and insisted on.
- Robert Wagner

With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that
no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which
the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon.
- John Bright

Mills insisted that a sociologist's proper subject
was the intersection of biography and history.
- Todd Gitlin

 

A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet.
I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things.
- Twyla Tharp

And my father, being a good Swiss puritan,
always really insisted that if I was going to be an actor,
I shouldn't just be an actor, I should know about the whole process.
- Rene Auberjonois

If a man insisted always on being serious,
and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation,
he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
- Herodotus

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My mother insisted that I have a normal upbringing.
- James MacArthur

My mother insisted that her children read.
- Jimmy Buffett

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity,
or, if it is insisted upon by a commander,
irresponsibility.
- Erwin Rommel

Imagine my surprise when, after a lifetime of teaching
me to keep personal things to myself,
Mom insisted my drawings were the start of a comic
strip for millions of people to enjoy.
- Cathy Guisewite

Piper insisted she had to be out of breath when we played this one scene,
so she ran around the block.
Thank God she wasn't doing a crucifixtion scene;
we would have had to nail her to the wall.
- Dick York

We certainly could have voted on making the middle-class
tax cuts and tax cuts for working families permanent
had the Republicans not insisted that the only way
they would support those tax breaks is if we also added
$700 billion to the deficit to give tax breaks to the
wealthiest 2 percent of Americans.
That's what was really disturbing.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead,
to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture.
That which I have insisted upon as the life of the whole,
that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman,
can never be recalled.
- John Ruskin

When Hegel later became a man of influence' he insisted
that the Jews should be granted equal rights because
civic rights belong to man because he is a man and
not on account of his ethnic origins or his religion.
- Walter Kaufmann

At 6:30, which was when the national news began,
my father raised the volume and adjusted the antennas.
Usually I occupied myself with a book,
but that night my father insisted that I pay attention.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject,
know that one of the principal points insisted on is,
the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first,
greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by
legislators and by reformers.
- Josiah Warren

There was a three hour differential in performances
because the sponsor insisted it be done live for California.
You would go on at 8 pm in New York but you would also have to go on at 8 p.m.
in California.
That meant coming back in to do the show at 11 p.m.
- Dick York

All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my
own ignorance and sinfulness;
that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge,
and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision.
- Maria Monk

Priests, she insisted, could not sin.
It was a thing impossible.
Everything that they did, and wished,
was of course right.
She hoped I would see the reasonableness and duty of the oaths I was to take,
and be faithful to them.
- Maria Monk

The proposition of an established classification of
states as slave states and free states,
as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern,
as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary,
and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit.
- William H. Seward

Among pacifists it was above all the English who always
insisted on the importance of disarmament.
They said that the man in the street would not understand
the kind of pacifism that neglected to demand immediate
restriction of armaments.
- Ludwig Quidde

The transition state of manners and language cannot
be too often insisted upon:
for this affected the process at both ends,
giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model
to copy and unstable materials to work in.
- George Saintsbury

We're kidding on that.
One of the things I insisted upon when we went into
this project was that we are full partners,
going fifty-fifty, both on the money and on the say
of what's going on with the books.
- Robert Asprin

And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto,
where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies.
One thing that we insisted on was that they should
take an oath to reject racism and discrimination.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary
magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers
be specifically identified-only our student numbers
appeared on the title page.
I love that idea and still do.
- Jonathan Carroll

The United States have fulfilled in good faith all
their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes,
and have in every other instance insisted upon a like
performance of their obligations.
- Martin Van Buren

So, when I got the contract for my album,
even though it was an English record,
my manager insisted on making sure we would record in Spanish as well,
and it worked out really well for me.
- Jon Secada

I didn't know it at the time, but Hitch didn't want to talk to me -
he hated meeting with people he might have to reject.
As it turned out, someone, maybe his agent,
insisted that he interview me.
- Joseph Stefano

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues:
always insist on it in your subordinates.
- Don Marquis

Anyone who can worship a trinity
and insist that his religion is a monotheism
can believe anything.
- Robert A Heinlein

Instead of raising taxes as some would insist,
we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in government.
- Tim Murphy

Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution
not be taught to their children.
- Patrick Buchanan

We are insisting and we will continue to insist that
this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain,
come fire.
That is our position.
- Peter Akinola

Every once in awhile we may fall on our face,
but we insist on doing what we wanna do.
- Cliff Burton

I don't do a film unless it has a sword in it.
And if it doesn't have a sword in it,
I insist that they have one in the same room to keep me comfortable.
- Orlando Bloom

No government can help the destinies of people who
insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and
then insist that he restored our traditional political
and economic systems to their former vitality.
- John T. Flynn

In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers.
In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
- Steve Allen

I believe that life is a journey towards God,
and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road.
- Pat Buckley

There is something suspicious about music,
gentlemen.
I insist that she is, by her nature,
equivocal.
I shall not be going too far in saying at once that
she is politically suspect.
- Thomas Mann

Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?
- Eugene Ormandy

Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you.
You have to persevere, you have to insist.
- Andrea Bocelli

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable...
we must be content to creep along the ground,
and never soar.
- John Henry Newman

France will insist on the need for updated and responsive institutions.
- Jacques Chirac

Avoid sarcasm.
Don't insist on the last word.
- Ford Frick

I still insist that American performers are the best performers in the world.
- Tony Bennett

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment
as a sign of love and respect.
Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis

The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God;
the tragedy is that,
knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.
- William Barclay

Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen.
Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?
- Bill Kristol

Now that he has disavowed as outright lies many of
the stories he told himself,
it's hard to know what to make of those who still insist
that David Brock had it right the first time.
- Jane Mayer

The proper reply to right wing religiosity is not to
insist that politics and religion don't mix.
This is the stock response of the left.
- Christopher Lasch

All of us kids ended up 'doing Mom.' There are four
of us who've tried show business.
Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun,
who does liturgical dance.
- Bill Murray

Nobody talks about God as those who insist that there is no God.
- Heywood Broun

People who insist on telling their dreams are among
the terrors of the breakfast table.
- Max Beerbohm

I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's
always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
- Howard Nemerov

It is time for us to insist that we are accountable
for the money that we are spending.
- Eric Cantor

We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave
danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment.
- Ludwig Quidde

I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain,
in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon
frugality in the expenditure,
and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.
- Andrew Johnson

One of my grandsons used to insist, when he was only 3 or 4,
that he had been born and had lived in India.
- Taylor Caldwell

Workers insist that they are not disgruntled.
They are very gruntled.
- Kevin Nealon

One marvels why the middle classes still insist on
so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves.
- E. M. Forster

Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because
they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on
more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
- Ben Bradlee


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