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    There is less pressure on abandoning native communities: what for? There is nothing to be gained by it. On one hand, there are plenty tempting opportunities of experimenting with identities - being one kind of person today and a different the next day. On the other hand, there is little pressure to include the ethnic identity or religious identity into this mechanism, because now everybody is in a kind of Diaspora today.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    The secret of every durable ... social system is the recasting of 'functional prerequisites' into behavioral motives for actors.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: secret 
     
    Life purpose may be shifted from achieving a 'steady state' (an equilibrium between desires and plausibilities) to the excitement of running after novelties. In other words, be guided by new desires, not by extant needs.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: desires  running 
     
    Every interpretation is but an introduction to another interpretation, and that is how Talmud pages are printed.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    Fully "biodegradable" structures are nowadays the ideal and the standards to which most, if not all structures, struggle to measure up.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: struggle  standard 
     
    It is more or less clear that one idea which should emerge from the crash, whatever happens with the attempts to save the banks from bankruptcy and people from being evicted from their homes, is that this kind of life is unsustainable. We cannot go on like this... something must be done.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  ideas 
     
    The tragedy is what - given the 'right circumstances,' - normal decent folks, like you and me, will do. This is what makes me worry whenever looking on the road that Israel entered and shows no intention of leaving.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: decent  right  tragedy  worries 
     
    Everybody is in trouble, including the up-and-coming economic miracles of China, Brazil or India.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: miracle  india  economics 
     
    We are living at the moment in revolutionary times. Argentineans probably are more aware of it than anybody else, because they tasted it several years earlier - but now the whole world is in trouble.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: time  living  world  moment  year 
     
    At the turn of the twenty-first century, the richest 5 percent of people receive one-third of total global income, as much as the poorest 80 percent.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people 
     
    The inequality between the world's individuals is staggering.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: world 
     
    State governments seek local remedies for the globally fabricated deprivations and miseries in vain - just as the individuals-by-the-decree-of-fate (read: by the impact of deregulation) seek in vain the individual solutions to the socially fabricated life problems.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    The visual does seem to me the most thoroughly grasped and recorded among my impressions; sight seems to be my principal sense organ, and "seeing" supplies the key metaphors for reporting the perception.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: perception  key  metaphor 
     
    Throughout early modernity there were very strong pressures on Jews to assimilate. Assimilating meant cutting your ties with the community of origin.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: community  strong 
     
    Lev (Léon) Shestov, a Russian Jew who later became a French Jew and even converted to Catholicism, defined God not by His power to create the laws of universe, but His ability to break them at will - the capacity for miracles. God could cancel the past! For instance, God could decide retrospectively, that Socrates was never poisoned... Assimilation demanded a miracle: that you stop having been somebody else before... But only God can do it.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: power  law  miracle  god  universe 
     
    Most young people today prefer just to move in together and stay together as long, but no longer, as satisfaction lasts.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  young 
     
    Christ could not create a codified 'Christian ethics'; such a thing would be a contradiction in terms.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: christian  christ 
     
    We have to change the perception that ANC members are corrupt just because of a few greedy individuals.
    — Zweli Mkhize
    A mystery is the most stimulating force in unleashing the imagination.
    — Zuzana Licko
    The most popular typefaces are the easiest to read; their popularity has made them disappear from conscious cognition. It becomes impossible to tell if they are easy to read because they are commonly used, or if they are commonly used because they are easy to read.
    — Zuzana Licko
    I hate optimism out of insensitivity.
    — Zuoxiao Zuzhou
    tags: hate 
     
    I will talk about it on Monday. I will answer every one of their questions. I always feel nervous when I have to go to court. This is like going to court. But I will be prepared.
    — Zulima Farber
    tags: questions 
     
    We are not perfect. None of us is. I apologize for that flaw. I thank the governor for giving me a job with a driver.
    — Zulima Farber
    tags: giving  job 
     
    This is a source of much embarrassment and puzzlement to me about myself. (It) probably requires psychoanalysis of why there is this aberration in my life. The rest of my conduct, I think you will agree, is not reflective of my driving record, and I apologized for it.
    — Zulima Farber
    [Mujib Rahman] is mad, mad! And they're all mad, the press included, who repeat after him, "Three million dead, three million dead!" The Indians had let out the figure of one million. He came along and doubled it. Then tripled it. It's a characteristic of the man - he'd done the same for the hurricane.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: men 
     
    [Yahya Khan ] had given me an appointment for the following day. And, days later, General Mohd Umar revealed to me that he'd resorted to this stratagem so that I'd stay in Dacca and "see the efficiency of the army." I give you my word of honor that all this is true.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: true  honor 
     
    In March [1972] the unity of Pakistan depended on the suppression of the secessionists. But to carry it out with such brutality on the people instead of on those responsible wasn't necessary. That's not the way to convince poor people who've been told that with the Six Points there'll be no more hurricanes, no more floods, no more hunger. I spoke out against such methods more emphatically than anyone else, and when no one dared do so.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: people  hunger  poor 
     
    To conclude, the tragedy of March 25 [1969] caught me by surprise. Yahya Khan fooled even me.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: tragedy 
     
    There's only one man really responsible for those events - Yahya Khan. Both he and his advisers were so drunk with power and corruption they'd even forgotten the honor of the army.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: men  power  honor 
     
    A regime which puts in a bunker the highest law in the land does not have the moral authority to say that nobody is above the law.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: law  authority  morals 
     
    Lets build a monument for the veto. Lets build a monument for impotence and incapacity.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    I'm not trying to minimize things; I'm trying to bring them back to reality.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: reality 
     
    I am guiding you to seek truth from the facts of the historical conditions of our society and to identify the problems. The correct solutions will come with the correct identification of the problems.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    If the people wanted my head I would bow without demur. If I had lost the confidence or respect of the people I would not want to live. The tragedy of the drama is that the very opposite is true.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    If things do not change, there will be nothing left to change. Either power must pass to the people or everything will perish.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: people  power 
     
    We(Pakistan) will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will get one of our own (Atom bomb).... We have no other choice!
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    [Yahya Khan] thought of nothing but acquiring beautiful cars, building beautiful homes, making friends with bankers, and sending money abroad.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    Tikka Khan was a soldier doing a soldier's job.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: job 
     
    The fact is that when you talk about Mujib [Rahiman], everything seems so incredible. I don't understand how the world can take him seriously.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: world  facts 
     
    I can't destroy the whole army, and anyway [Tikka Khan] bad reputation for the events in Dacca is exaggerated.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: bad 
     
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