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    occupation Quotes

    Women in the Arab world have a rich history in their active participation in political change from the Algeria revolution against the French occupation to the most recent revolution in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya among other countries. The question is not their participation. Their question is the incorporation of women's voices fully in the new definitions of the countries where change has happened.
    — Zainab Salbi
    The international community...cannot simply call on Palestinians to abandon violence in the face of Israeli occupation and remain silent when the nonviolent activists are politically repressed. This only reinforces the idea that the use of force reigns supreme and that Palestinians have no choice but to accept hardships at the hands of their Israeli lords.
    — Yousef Munayyer
    It is true that we are under occupation, but we are not the weaker party. We are the military force which Israel failed to defeat.
    — Yasser Arafat
    All our moves are based on four general principles: continued use of the rifle, no waiving of historical rights, no peace, and no negotiations... Whatever form of government is established in the territory when the shadow of occupation passes away, whenever I address my fighters and revolutionaries, I shall say: 'Let our rifles be aimed at the beloved land, the land of the homeland, the land of Palestine.
    — Yasser Arafat
    In the occupation in Afghanistan, there are tragedies as well. It's not as bad as in Iraq because there are fewer American troops. But, as I describe in the book, going out on patrol and coming into a village, the soldiers found a stash of documents and decided this was Taliban propaganda.
    — Yaroslav Trofimov
    In the beginning, in 2003, there was the Iraqi resistance, which didn't want the US occupation, then they developed Al Qaeda, but even then it was never this monstrous, this inhumane and as misogynistic as what we're seeing now under ISIS.
    — Yanar Mohammed
    tags: seeing  occupation 
    The new update of 2014-2015 is, of course, the attack of ISIS. But this is rooted in recent history. It is the direct result of all the politics that came into Iraq with the occupation.
    — Yanar Mohammed
    I believe that when people have an occupation that allows them to provide for their families, the social dimension of human nature will emerge instinctively and lead people to help and organize others less privileged.
    — Xanana Gusmao
    We all have our individual artistic temperaments as well as partisanships in creative directions. And we have strong opinions on the merits of the products of our occupation.
    — Wole Soyinka
    For me, a writer is already being the deuce of his mission, his occupation to society.
    — Wole Soyinka
    Ballin's not a hobby, it's my occupation
    — Wiz Khalifa
    tags: occupation 
    For a long time, I was almost ashamed of being an actress. I felt like it was a shallow occupation. People would be watching my every move.
    — Winona Ryder
    tags: time  people  occupation 
    Let every man of whatsoever craft or occupation he be of... serve his brethren.
    — William Tyndale
    tags: men  craft  occupation 
    I doubt if there is any occupation which is more consistently and unfairly demeaned, degraded, denounced, and deplored than banking.
    — William Proxmire
    tags: doubt  occupation 
    Composing for concert performance is a somewhat lonely occupation, but composing a film score is highly collaborative.
    — William P. Perry
    tags: film  occupation 
    The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
    — William Osler
    When an artist leaves his work to amuse people, he loses his time and their respect. If people are to be amused by artists, it must be by employing them in their legitimate occupation.
    — William Morris Hunt
    We're not getting involved in terms of sending ground forces into Libya. Let's be clear about that. And indeed the UN Resolution forbids that. It says no foreign occupation of any part of Libya.
    — William Hague
    tags: occupation 
    It's the most satisfying occupation man has discovered yet, because you never can quite do it as well as you want to, so there's always something to wake up tomorrow morning to do.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: men  occupation  tomorrow 
    The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject.
    — William Falconer
    France believes in armed intervention by America only when the intervention is in France to rescue France from occupation by other powers.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Friends, books, a garden, and perhaps his pen,Delightful industry enjoy'd at home,An Nature, in her cultivated trimDress'ed to his taste, inviting him abroad -Can he want occupation who has these?
    — William Cowper
    Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
    — William Cowper
    tags: mind  occupation 
    Absence of occupation is not rest.
    — William Cowper
    tags: occupation 
    Dejection of spirits, which may have prevented many a man from becoming an author, made me one. I find constant employment necessary, and therefore take care to be constantly employed. . . . When I can find no other occupation, I think; and when I think, I am very apt to do it in rhyme.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  care  author  spirit  occupation  rhyme 
    Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
    — William Congreve
    Maybe in that earlier phase I was painting the woman in me. Art isn't a wholly masculine occupation, you know.
    — Willem de Kooning
    Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    tags: work  occupation 
    I just want to make sure that public service doesn't have to be an occupation, but it needs to be a way of life.
    — Wes Moore
    The work is not simply about an occupation .. but why you are here.
    — Wes Moore
    tags: work  occupation 
    Other people get into occupations by accident or design; but writers are born. I could work at selling motels, or slopping hogs, for fifty years, but if someone asked my occupation, I'd say writer, even if I'd never sold a word. Writers write. Other people talk.
    — W. P. Kinsella
    tags: people  work  write  occupation  year 
    But if a stranger in the train asks me my occupation, I never answer "writer" for fear that he may go on to ask me what I write, and to answer "poetry" would embarrass us both, for we both know that nobody can earn a living simply by writing poetry.
    — W. H. Auden
    Chess is only a recreation and not an occupation.
    — Vladimir Lenin
    tags: chess  occupation 
    For the last 40 years of my life I have broken my back, my fingernails, and sometimes my heart, in the practical pursuit of my favourite occupation.
    — Vita Sackville-West
    tags: heart  broken  occupation  year 
    [On writing:] The most egotistic of occupations, and the most gratifying while it lasts.
    — Vita Sackville-West
    tags: occupation 
    The aim was simple: to deprive Karpov of his favourite occupation - standing at the board, staring straight at his opponent. While I was wearing these glasses, all he could admire was his own reflection.
    — Viktor Korchnoi
    When I land in a country and they ask for 'occupation,' I always just put 'artist.' I think that covers all of it.
    — Viggo Mortensen
    tags: artist  occupation 
    In December of 2002, the late Richard Corliss, a respected movie critic with a long and illustrious career, wrote an embarrassing letter of support for the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan in the guise of a Time magazine review of Peter Jackson's The Two Towers.
    — Viggo Mortensen
    tags: time  career  movie  occupation 
    I met Cindy [Sheehan] near Crawford, Texas. I went out to personally thank her for waiting patiently by the road in front of George and Laura Bush's ranch for an answer from her President as to why and for what her son and others had been sacrificed in the unlawful invasion and occupation of Iraq.
    — Viggo Mortensen
    tags: son  occupation 
    It's almost a standard tactic, really, to try to minimize any effort that people in the entertainment business or in any public occupation make to express themselves.
    — Viggo Mortensen
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