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    radical Quotes

    As an artist, I like working with filmmakers that have the balls to kind of imagine the unimaginable. Those are kind of the radicals that I identify with.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: artist  imagine  radical 
    Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far; by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough; by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    A radical is one of whom people say ''He goes too far.'' A conservative, on the other hand, is one who ''doesn't go far enough.'' Then there is the reactionary, ''one who doesn't go at all.'' All these terms are more or less objectionable, wherefore we have
    — Woodrow Wilson
    I think it's much more radical to see and show things as they look instead of making them somehow subversive through alienation.
    — Wolfgang Tillmans
    tags: radical 
    The fight against radical Islamic terrorists and ISIS has been called the war of our time.
    — Wolf Blitzer
    tags: time  fight  war  radical 
    The British inclined more towards the feudal mentality, the feudal structures rather than the more radical progressive elements who would re-shape society and institute pretty egalitarian systems of governance with opportunity for even disadvantaged people and so I found that decolonisation was not just the end of political struggle in Nigeria.
    — Wole Soyinka
    Anytime it was advertised that I was going to be at a particular place, the radicals would be there, the cameras with TV news.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: radical 
    Deep in the human heartThe fire of justice burns;A vision of a world renewedThrough radical concern.
    — William Wallace
    tags: justice  world  human  fire  vision  radical 
    I think that the best of my generation...have reversed the customary rules of the game and have grown more radical as they have gotten older - a disconcerting but healthy sign. To be sure, there are many youngish old fogies around and even the most illustrious of these, William Buckley, is blessed by a puzzling, recondite but undeniable charm, almost as if beneath that patrician exterior an egalitarian was signaling to get out.
    — William Styron
    Conservatives are those who worship dead radicals.
    — William Rehnquist
    Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country is considered a radical by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster.
    — William Randolph Hearst
    tags: men  people  brain  radical 
    No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
    — William Ralph Inge
    Shannon's most radical insight was that meaning was irrelevant.
    — William Poundstone
    tags: meaning  insight  radical 
    When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly.
    — William J. Clinton
    When we got organized as a country, [and] wrote a fairly radical Constitution, with a radical Bill of Rights, giving radical amounts of freedom to Americans, it was assumed that Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly...When personal freedom is being abused, you have to move to limit it.
    — William J. Clinton
    The Constitution is a radical document... it is the job of the government to rein in people's rights.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: right  job  government  radical 
    The type and formula of most schemes of philanthropy or humanitarianism is this: A and B put their heads together to decide what C shall be made to do for D. The radical vice of all these schemes, from a sociological point of view, is that C is not allowed a voice in the matter, and his position, character, and interests, as well as the ultimate effects on society through C's interests, are entirely overlooked. I call C the Forgotten Man.
    — William Graham Sumner
    Louis Kelso of San Francisco, a lawyer-economist, has for years felt that he has a radical answer to the problem.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: problem  year  radical 
    We can already say emphatically that there is no longer any solid basis for dating any book of the New Testament after about A.D. 80, two full generations before the date between 130 and 150 given by the more radical New Testament critics of today.
    — William F. Albright
    tags: book  dating  radical 
    Youth should be radical. Youth should demand change in the world. Youth should not accept the old order if the world is to move on. But the old orders should not be moved easily - certainly not at the mere whim or behest of youth. There must be clash and if youth hasn't enough force or fervor to produce the clash the world grows stale and stagnant and sour in decay.
    — William Allen White
    tags: youth  world  radical 
    I have more respect for somebody who points at his ideal - in this case, the ideal of the pirate - and then becomes something that's more radical, more exciting, more subversive than a pirate could ever be.
    — Will Oldham
    tags: respect  radical 
    Using clouds is a radical way of consuming IT. There are emotional barriers to giving up some level of control over the servers that you are running [for the companies].
    — Werner Vogels
    How do we submit? By not being radical enough. Or by not being thorough enough, which is the same thing.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: radical 
    I think some of the musicians are more like punk rock musicians. It's like an art as opposed to being a musician. It's definitely more radical psychedelic bands, more than anything.
    — Wayne Coyne
    tags: radical 
    The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
    — Walter Lippmann
    tags: belief  heart  lies  human  star  radical 
    When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
    — Walter Lippmann
    tags: truth  people  complex  radical 
    Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.
    — Walter Lippmann
    A country survives its legislation. That truth should not comfort the conservative nor depress the radical. For it means that public policy can enlarge its scope and increase its audacity, can try big experiments without trembling too much over the result. This nation could enter upon the most radical experiments and could afford to fail in them.
    — Walter Lippmann
    've always defined a truly alluring story as a journey we're not equipped to take ourselves with a person we're tempted but afraid to emulate. Impostor narratives are exactly that. When they end in disaster, as Clark's did, or as Gatsby's did, we can congratulate ourselves for our own wisdom. We can also experience, safely, at no cost, the terrible thrill of radical self-invention, of trading who we are for who we might be.
    — Walter Kirn
    The distinction between radical Islam and moderate Muslims is important, as are the differences between Sunnis and Shiites, and between militant and mystical Islam.
    — Walter Kasper
    tags: radical 
    "Cap and trade" is just about the most effective tool for controlling most economic activity short of openly declaring ourselves a communist nation and it's a radical environmentalist's dream come true.
    — Walter E. Williams
    Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural, but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness.
    — Walter Brueggemann
    One must always try to be as radical as reality itself.
    — Vladimir Lenin
    tags: reality  radical 
    Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession... The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn't be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that
    — Vivian Gornick
    Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows to the most radical elements of society.
    — Vito Fossella
    When it comes to radical youth culture nothing sells better than neatly packaged and politically correct rage against the world where everything is politically correct and neatly packaged for sale.
    — Victor Pelevin
    tags: youth  world  culture  sell  radical 
    Design, if it is to be ecologically responsible and socially responsive, must be revolutionary and radical.
    — Victor Papanek
    tags: radical 
    What Jesus taught was a radical message of welcome and inclusion and love. I feel certain God loves me just the way I am, and I have a huge sense of calling to communicate that to young people. When I think of myself at 13, sobbing into that carpet, I just want to help anyone in that situation to not have to go through what I did, to show that instead, you can be yourself " a person of integrity.
    — Vicky Beeching
    tags: integrity  people  young  help  god  jesus  radical 
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