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Parks Quotes

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Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah,
driving the primitive roads and cars of that day,
were real adventures.
- Paul D. Boyer

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Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic.
Parks are finished landscapes for finished art .
- Robert Smithson

It's a crying shame we don't play more parks and fairs.
I would love to go right to the Chamber of Commerce or whoever they are,
so that we could get involved in a different way.
- Davy Jones

Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction,
and morality.
Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made
her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history.
- John Shimkus

 

For nine years, till the spring of 1881,
we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks,
in what was then the newest quarter of the University town.
- Mary A. Ward

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics,
such as better water and sanitation and good roads,
and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

In my 31 years in Congress, I have seen a lot of changes.
We made some substantial policy changes that have improved
our parks system and our public lands.
- Ralph Regula

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These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America.
We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe.
But we got baseball parks.
- Jimmy Buffett

But there is so much more to do for the city we love...
a Dallas with roads as strong as our businesses,
parks as beautiful as our children, a downtown as tall as our imagination.
- Laura Miller

Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society.
Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world.
She will be missed.
- Jim Costa

I worked for the recreation and parks department for a year.
- Lee Majors

The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants,
so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without
all that bother of having to go somewhere else.
- Timothy West

The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground-
congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality.
- Robert Smithson

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue
to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent
protest and change nearly half a century later.
- Bob Filner

Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact
is not a condition of the ideal.
- Robert Smithson

We have a certain group of people in this country that
seem to want to lock up our national treasures,
our national parks, and cherished places and keep the
public from enjoying them.
- Don Sherwood

I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found
no statues of committees.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

In many ways, history is marked as 'before' and 'after' Rosa Parks.
She sat down in order that we all might stand up,
and the walls of segregation came down.
- Jesse Jackson

If Rosa Parks had not refused to move to the back of the bus,
you and I might never have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King.
- Ramsey Clark

Mrs.
Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable
being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement.
She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things.
- Jim Costa

Rosa Parks inspired many.
She will not be forgotten.
- John Shimkus

I just think Rosa Parks was overrated.
Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law.
- Stephen Colbert

The thing about drugs and sex is that you lose all your inhibitions.
I've had sex in trains, planes, wine bars...
and quite a few car parks!
- Robbie Williams

Preserving parks and open spaces is a winner because
it doesn't need to be explained to everyday Americans.
- Frank Luntz

Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty,
embodied in our nation's parks, rivers,
and breathtaking landscapes.
- Dave Reichert

If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down
in the bus in Montgomery,
she'd still be standing.
- Mary Frances Berry

Also, I walk and hike in several different nearby parks
near our home several early mornings a week.
- Malcolm Boyd

We have an epidemic of sexual predators following our children,
whether it be on the computers, whether it be in our public parks,
whether it be in the workplace, or even our schools.
- Jon Porter

I like theme parks.
The fastest roller coaster I've ever been on is at a casino in Nevada.
- Tia Carrere

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks
are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness.
- Robert Smithson

If Willie Nelson had been Rosa Parks,
there never would have been a civil rights movement in this country,
because he refuses to leave the back of the bus.
- Kinky Friedman

Parks said, he's guilty and that's the end of the story.
- Tommy Bond

The civil rights movement would experience many important victories,
but Rosa Parks will always be remembered as its catalyst.
- Jim Costa

Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose
single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom,
justice and equality.
Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular
person can make a difference.
- Marc Morial

The one regret I have about my own abortions is that
they cost money that might otherwise have been spent
on something more pleasurable,
like taking the kids to movies and theme parks.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

All I was doing was trying to get home from work.
- Rosa Parks

Teachers can go on cruises with the National Oceanographic
and Atmospheric Administration and anyone can spend
the summer as a volunteer in a National Parks and even earn money doing it.
- Matthew Lesko

Any political party that undertakes to do it will,
in God's name, be trampled, as it ought to be trampled,
into the dust of condemnation, now and in the future.
- Richard Parks Bland

Each person must live their life as a model for others.
- Rosa Parks

Will you stand by it now, or will you let the Shylocks
come and have their way? It is for you to determine.
- Richard Parks Bland

It means that the silver coins of the United States
at whatever ratio is fixed,
and I want the present ratio that we have now,
16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is.
- Richard Parks Bland

I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob
me of the freedom to expand.
- Gordon Parks

The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then.
You played in the spring training parks of major league teams,
traveled throughout some great cities in Florida,
and the pay was the best in A-ball.
- Jim Evans

I've been with Life now for seventeen years and I have
written several articles for them and will be doing
more writing and do at least two assignments a year besides my writing.
- Gordon Parks

But I do feel a little teeny right now that I'm just about ready to start,
and winter is entering.
Half past autumn has arrived.
- Gordon Parks

I am Classic Rock Revisited.
I revisit it every waking moment of my life because
it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger.
I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.
- Ted Nugent

Are you to give up the fight and let this vast body
of our wealth go to ruin? I do not believe it.
- Richard Parks Bland

Washington, D.C.
in 1942 was not the easiest place in the world for a Negro to get along.
- Gordon Parks

We invite, then, the world to come with its silver and make the exchange.
- Richard Parks Bland

Mrs.
Parks' act of brave defiance rocked the foundation
of American society and inspired generations of civil
rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every
American facing legal discrimination in this country.
- Kendrick Meek

What is the effect of unlimited coinage of silver in
this country? and I invite your attention to this particularly,
because it is a question of vital importance.
- Richard Parks Bland

So I went to Chicago in 1940, I think,
'41, and the photographs that I made there,
aside from fashion, were things that I was trying to
express in a social conscious way.
- Gordon Parks

The last fight for the white metal is to be made here
in this country and in this House,
my friends.
- Richard Parks Bland

I think maybe the rural influence in my life helped me in a sense,
of knowing how to get close to people and talk to them and get my work done.
- Gordon Parks

I think the people will- who advocate having a step
back and read those public opinion polls on the front
page of the newspapers all over this country saying
public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades,
protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
- Bruce Babbitt

I do not think this makes a lot of sense,
and I think we should rely on the Park Service to implement
the regulations that they have in place with the restrictions
so that people can enjoy our parks.
- Don Sherwood

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up,
this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
- Rosa Parks

Why do you all push us around?
- Rosa Parks

You know, the camera is not meant just to show misery.
- Gordon Parks

I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive,
if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand
upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe.
- Richard Parks Bland

I bought my first camera in Seattle,
Washington.
Only paid about seven dollars and fifty cents for it.
- Gordon Parks

The man at Kodak told me the shots were very good and if I kept it up,
they would give me an exhibition.
Later, Kodak gave me my first exhibition.
- Gordon Parks

I haven't heard from Bobby since May when we had our conversation,
but then this thing broke last week,
where they arrested him,
and we were watching what was going on on the whole deal,
and I was actually flabbergasted, at what the then
police chief Parks was saying.
- Tommy Bond

Speaking as a Democrat, all my life battling for what
I conceived to be Democracy,
and what I conceived to be right, I am yet an American above Democracy.
- Richard Parks Bland

Racism is still with us.
But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet,
and, hopefully, we shall overcome.
- Rosa Parks

My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work.
- Rosa Parks

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends
only to such public areas as restaurants,
airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks,
and department stores.
Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private
are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
- Fran Lebowitz

And now, I feel at 85, I really feel that I'm just ready to start.
- Gordon Parks

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
- Rosa Parks

Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures,
utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about
the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks,
and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake
of acquiring a few shillings.
- Henry Mayhew

There's another horizon out there, one more horizon
that you have to make for yourself and let other people discover it,
and someone else will take it further on,
you know.
- Gordon Parks


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