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Seymour Hersh Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Seymour Hersh.

The idea of photographing an Arab man naked and having
him simulate homosexual activity,
and having an American GI woman in the photographs,
is the end of society in their eyes.
- Seymour Hersh

It's shades of Vietnam again, folks:
body counts.
- Seymour Hersh

I'm a better American than 99% of the guys in the White House.
- Seymour Hersh

It doesn't matter that Bush scares the hell out of me.
What matters is that he scares the hell out of a lot
of very important people in Washington who can't speak out,
in the military, in the intelligence community.
- Seymour Hersh

 

Bush can talk about 100,000 people wanting to go work
in the police or in the army.
It's because there's nothing else for them to do.
They're willing to stand in line to get bombed because
they want to take care of their family.
- Seymour Hersh

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

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I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard PHOTO

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Unity with all creation is a huge idea,
but it fits comfortably within the vast cathedral of our being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

I come from that society and there is a common thread,
specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family,
and the unconditional love for one's children.
- Ednita Nazario

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.
It's the person who gets out of the shower,
dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
- Nolan Bushnell

There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
- Everett Dirksen

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
- George Foreman

The idea of brotherhood re-dawns upon the world
with a broader significance
than the narrow association of
members in a sect or creed.
- Helen Keller

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as
an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

My idea of fast food is a mallard.
- Ted Nugent

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
- Ashley Montagu

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea
that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
- Brian Eno

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

A mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

An idea not coupled with action will never get any
bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasow

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique
I have to further the idea of peace.
- Garrett Morris

I think TV promulgates the idea that good art is just
art which makes people like and depend on the vehicle
that brings them the art.
- David Foster Wallace

As an actress, it appeals to me because I love the
idea of playing those in-between moments,
the sort of behavioral stuff that one might not normally see.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

When I sit down to write, I don't think about writing
about an idea or a given message.
I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

I don't like to watch playback.
But being on the set, watching the way the camera is
being moved and the way the light is being used,
you do get an idea of it.
- Christopher Eccleston

I'd love to star in a television series of my own.
I love the idea of living with a character for a number of years,
watching him grow.
- Michael Dorn

The idea of writer as sage is pretty much dead today.
I would certainly feel very uncomfortable in the role.
- J. M. Coetzee

I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea.
The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to
hear some music and up comes a commercial.
- Mose Allison

It wasn't a new idea.
During the war against the French we had this kind
of broadcast for the French soldiers.
- Hanoi Hannah

Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a building:
it's not just a physical idea,
it's also an intellectual one.
- Helmut Jahn

We need to internalize this idea of excellence.
Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
- Barack Obama

It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.
- Bill Watterson

Hemingway never grew out of adolescence.
His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.
- Rex Stout

If you write songs you have an idea how they're going to sound.
- Fred Frith

I think I'm a born storyteller.
Inspiration is all around me.
I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book.
- Jackie Collins


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