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Pedestal Quotes

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And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

A lot of people put all that stuff on a pedestal,
and they won't touch it.
But I don't think that's the reason they did that.
I think they played that stuff out of pure joy.
- Brian Setzer

I'm not set on a pedestal where I think I'm too high and mighty.
- Naomi Campbell

Use heroes as a springboard for inquiry
into the identity and nature of admirably human qualities.
Do not judge heroes -
neither to put them unquestioningly on a pedestal
nor to unkindly probe their flaws.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue
leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
- William Lloyd Garrison

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
- Woody Allen

I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the
subject of the sculptural pedestal,
which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal -
the great leader.
- Edward Tufte

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Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it
on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out,
about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the
career ladder nonexistent.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

The kids put you on a pedestal.
I didn't like it.
- Tommy Rettig

I don't want to be put on a pedestal.
I just want to be reasonably successful and live a
normal life with all the conveniences to make it so.
- Althea Gibson

Hollywood people want to build you up and make you
famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you.
- Morgan Brittany

We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room.
- Bella Abzug

Men have to descend from their pedestal and learn how
to be more broadminded and spiritual.
- Indra Devi

Today they're praising you sky high,
place you on a pedestal and tomorrow they don't want to know you.
- Mark McGrath

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small,
confined space.
- Gloria Steinem

I am and always will be a sinner.
But that's the beautiful thing about Jesus.
I'll always try to be a better person in the eyes of God.
But I'm not all of a sudden stepping up on a pedestal
and saying I'm holier than thou,
'cause I'm not!
- Billy Ray Cyrus

The most important scientific revolutions all include,
as their only common feature, the dethronement of human
arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous
convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
- Stephen Jay Gould

I need privacy.
I would think that because what I do makes a lot of
people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return.
Instead, the papers try to drag me off my pedestal.
- Jim Carrey

It was an experience that was exceptional.
People frequently ask what it was like and it truly was inspiring.
Sometimes during his lifetime, people would try and
put him on a pedestal and that's not where he wanted to be,
but he was really a great individual.
- John Sexton

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals -
they always come in handy.
- Stanislaw Lec

The practice of putting women on pedestals began to
die out when it was discovered that they could give
orders better from there.
- Betty Grable

The difference is that with fame comes a spotlight,
one which has recently made it impossible to ignore
the fact that more and more of those folks we place
on pedestals aren't even pausing to consider an option other than lying.
- Michael Musto

It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows
into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals,
to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of
things from social justice to peace.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master
and make crouch beneath his foot,
And so be pedestaled in triumph?
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

Life is serious? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
- Judy Garland

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a miracle, and that's why I'm ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can see, and that is why I can be happy,
in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.
I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
- Helen Keller

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

I know why families were created with all their imperfections.
They humanize you.
They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally,
so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
- Anais Nin

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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