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Paddy Quotes

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We go fish, we also catch fighting fish,
looking for birds and it was for kampong people,
the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

As a child, the paddy field was my playground.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace.
- Paddy Ashdown

 

I've had much nastier things said about me in the British
press than in the Bosnian press.
- Paddy Ashdown

What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party.
- Paddy Ashdown

It would be a foolish high representative who worked that way.
- Paddy Ashdown

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I can establish the expectation of retributive justice.
Have we done that? No.
- Paddy Ashdown

I don't think Bosnia is ready for reconciliation,
but I do think it is ready for truth.
- Paddy Ashdown

It's always the generals with the bloodiest records
who are the first to shout what a hell it is.
And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
- Paddy Chayefsky

People do not want politicians they know to be corrupt.
- Paddy Ashdown

I was told there would be riots in the streets,
but there were no riots.
- Paddy Ashdown

I'm a man without a corporation.
- Paddy Chayefsky

It's not my job to be popular.
I'm goal-driven; my job is to get results.
- Paddy Ashdown

Politics is compromise.
- Paddy Ashdown

You British plundered half the world for your own profit.
Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.
- Paddy Chayefsky

I can create institutions, but I can't rewrite the chips in people's heads.
- Paddy Ashdown

Artists don't talk about art.
Artists talk about work.
If I have anything to say to young writers,
it's stop thinking of writing as art.
Think of it as work.
- Paddy Chayefsky

I am formally accountable to the steering board of the PIC,
and I meet with nine ambassadors from the PIC every week.
I have to have the capitals' broad agreement with what I do.
- Paddy Ashdown

God save us from people who do the morally right thing.
It's always the rest of us who get broken in half.
- Paddy Chayefsky

We who came here saw what was happening.
This was far more than a war in a faraway place.
This was a moral imperative, a terrible vision of the future.
- Paddy Ashdown

You don't send a man to his death because you want a hero.
- Paddy Chayefsky

I am here because I think it was a terrible sin of
the west to allow those years of war.
- Paddy Ashdown

We have invented a new human right here -
the right to return home after a war.
- Paddy Ashdown

The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions,
we have not created a civil society.
- Paddy Ashdown

The generous way of putting it is that we were not ready for this.
The less generous way is to say: How was it possible
to return to the politics of appeasement of the 1930s?
- Paddy Ashdown

We have to make their livelihoods viable,
get them the proper prices for their produce,
try and make them stay rather than sell their property and leave again.
- Paddy Ashdown

Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful.
Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people
with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal,
and they feel let down by that.
- Paddy Ashdown

Bosnia is under my skin.
It's the place you cannot leave behind.
I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all;
there was this sense of guilt,
and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.
- Paddy Ashdown

It was a superb agreement to end a war,
but a very bad agreement to make a state.
From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and
try to build a modern democratic state,
for which I have tried to lay the foundations.
- Paddy Ashdown

I love this country, I love these people,
though I can't say I love their politicians.
People are always nicer than politicians,
but here, you can mark that difference up a hundredfold.
- Paddy Ashdown

My second job has been to try to use my power to create
institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union,
and there was very little time.
The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut.
- Paddy Ashdown

It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who
come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude
that they cannot reconcile.
Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who
committed the crimes or the fools who followed them.
- Paddy Ashdown

But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can.
- Travis Barker

So I think I sometimes will put a cliche in and then
just pad it out so you're not noticing.
- Matthew Vaughn

If you believe you can, you probably can.
If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't.
Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
- Denis Waitley

The excitement really didn't start to build until the trailer -
which was carrying me,
with a space suit with ventilation and all that sort of stuff -
pulled up to the launch pad.
- Alan Shepard

Ideas are elusive, slippery things.
Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside,
so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
- Earl Nightingale

It was a little at a time but I broke out my Walkman
and my lyric pad and started writing.
- Lou Gramm

I don't go along with going to Moon first to build
a launch pad to go to Mars.
We should go to Mars from Earth orbit.
We have already been to the Moon; we've already practiced.
- Wally Schirra

I thought it was going to take a lot more countdowns on the pad.
We actually did scrub once, but I figured we'd scrub
several times since it's a pretty complicated vehicle.
- Robert Crippen

But with writing, all you need is a pad of paper.
- Scott Caan

What I think happens, and that you have to acknowledge though,
is that a director uses a book as a launching pad for
his own work and that's always very flattering.
- Katherine Dunn

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad
20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood
at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy
and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
- Walt Disney

So I concentrated on the rhythmic side of things,
and therefore left a lot of holes.
I didn't want to use big pad chords everywhere.
All of the songs are built up of small melodies and
counter melodies all played very rhythmically.
- Midge Ure

There is but an inch of difference between a cushioned
chamber and a padded cell.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

In the second and third debates the jacket has a generally
padded shape across a large part of the entire back
which tapers inward toward the spine in a downward direction.
- Robert Nelson

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous
vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
- Logan P. Smith

I chose to be Mrs.
Johnny Cash in my life.
I decided I'd allow him to be Moses and I'd be Moses' brother Aaron,
picking his arms up and padding along behind him.
- June Carter Cash

Rugby is great.
The players don't wear helmets or padding;
they just beat the living daylights out of each other and then go for a beer.
I love that.
- Joe Theismann

You don't paddle against the current,
you paddle with it.
And if you get good at it, you throw away the oars.
- Kris Kristofferson

We go by the lighthouse; paddle out.
After we got out, we paddled way down to get the biggest peak.
- George Downing

The height of the pulleys from the ground was twelve yards,
and consequently, when the weights had descended through that distance,
they had to be wound up again in order to renew the motion of the paddle.
- James Prescott Joule

Most of the hits I take come on top of the shoulder pads.
- Eric Dickerson

I actually had a Bobby Orr action figure.
You could put the pads on him and skates and all that.
I was 7, and he was still playing.
- Mike Weir

Well, for Blow I had to age from 20 to 60,
starting out in shape and then later putting on fat pads.
- Ray Liotta

It rolls off my back.
Ridicule doesn't mean anything - even from people you're
supposed to wear knee pads around,
like the scientific community.
- Dwight Schultz

I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you,
you should stay home and have a good cry.
- Josh Billings

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord

He hits it long.
His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball.
That's where he's getting his power from.
He's young and has great elasticity.
- Nick Faldo

Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back.
Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while.
- Charles Barkley

One good thing about music, when it hits you,
you feel no pain.
- Bob Marley

I've never really worked on them.
Just once in a while one hits me and makes me laugh.
My Al Gore was sort of like a gay Gomer Pyle.
- Dana Carvey

There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness.
If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.
- Pete Rose

But why is it that in music, anything more than 5 years old -
apart from a few hits -
is never played on radio to the young public?
- Bill Wyman

If one horror film hits, everyone says,
'Let's go make a horror film.' It's the genre that never dies.
- George A. Romero

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs
but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
- George S. Patton

Hearing is a form of touch.
You feel it through your body, and sometimes it almost hits your face.
- Evelyn Glennie

I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.
- Les Baxter

Calvino was not a writer of hits; he was a writer of classics.
- William Weaver

Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda...
my set list is basically like my hits,
there is a good reason why they are there;
people really like them.
- Joe Cocker


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