Greying_Geezer's Quotes

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I can’t believe I’ve ever seen or heard of such a despicable, disgusting sense of entitlement and lack of a moral compass. Referring to a top casino executive and his wife who flew from Vancouver by commercial flight and chartered aircraft 2200 km to Beaver Creek, ignoring mandatory quarantine requirements, to jump the queue for COVID-19 vaccinations. Beaver Creek is a First Nations community of 80, given vaccine priority because of its remoteness near the Alaska border.

Mike Farnworth  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

The memory of pain falls drop by drop upon our heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Poetry is a weapon. It is an instrument of social change...and poetry is one of the most political arts out there because it demands that you rupture and destabilize the language in which you're working with. Inherently, you are pushing against the status quo. And so for me, it's always existed in that tradition of truth-telling.

Amanda Gorman  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Good books are the warehouses of ideals.

H.G. Wells  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I’m not telling anyone else what to do, but there is a risk when you are vocal about these things and don’t practise as you preach, then you will become criticised for that and what you are saying won’t be taken seriously. [Asked about celebrities who talk about the climate emergency while flying around the world.]

Greta Thunberg  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I don’t think it’s selfish to have children: it is not the people who are the problem, it is our behaviour.

Greta Thunberg  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. (Worstward Ho!)

Samuel Beckett  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

Samuel Beckett  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

People really wanted to hear me say that what they were considering [with regard to activities during the COVID-19 pandemic] was okay, no matter what that was. It just doesn’t work that way. The most important message was limit your contact to just a very few people.

Bonnie Henry  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.

C.S. Lewis  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

For a lot of people a car means freedom and social status, but if a city provides you no choice but to drive, a car isn't freedom, it's dependence. If you have no choice but to drive for every trip, it's not your fault. Your city has failed.

Janette Sadik-Khan  Famous Quote

added 10 months ago

Trump does not picture his role as being a leader; he sees his role as going on national television and criticizing the leadership of others.

David Frum  Famous Quote

added 11 months ago

When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted … you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.

Alanis Obomsawin  Famous Quote

added 11 months ago

We used to go to the sea to discover the world: now we go to the sea to discover ourselves.

Michel Duplain  Famous Quote

added 11 months ago

In forty years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens.

Oliver Sacks  Famous Quote

added 1 year ago

Of course, the most rewarding part is the ‘Aha’ moment, the excitement of discovery and enjoyment of understanding something new – the feeling of being on top of a hill and having a clear view. But most of the time, doing mathematics for me is like being on a long hike with no trail and no end in sight.

Maryam Mirzakhani  Famous Quote

added 1 year ago

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

Albert Einstein  Famous Quote

added 1 year ago

The means we use to achieve our objectives in this world define the type of world we are going to live in. (speaking in deliberations prior to the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)

Senator Charles H. Percy  Famous Quote

added 2 years ago

I am convinced that creative minds in the name of greed can concoct schemes faster than we can get legislation against them.

Senator Charles H. Percy  Famous Quote

added 2 years ago

Adventure and excitement are the two things missing from civilization. Danger keeps you on your toes. You'll never feel as alive as when death is over your shoulder.

James Bridwell  Famous Quote

added 2 years ago

The beauty of mathematics only shows itself to more patient followers. (quoted 2017-12-30 in the Toronto Daily Star)

Maryam Mirzakhani  Famous Quote

added 2 years ago

The hardest thing to open is a closed mind. (quoted 2017-12-30 in the Toronto Daily Star)

Ahmed Kathrada  Famous Quote

added 2 years ago

People who have it too easy in early life have a disadvantage for later on, because they get to thinking that everything is going to be easy. (quoted 2017-12-30 in the Toronto Daily Star)

Mildred Dresselhaus  Famous Quote

added 2 years ago

The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement, being in unceasing antagonism to that disposition to aim at something better than customary,....

John Stuart Mill  Famous Quote

added 4 years ago

It's 2015. (In response to being questioned on why he implemented gender equality in his cabinet)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  Famous Quote

added 5 years ago

I know I will make mistakes, but I hope it will be said of me when I give up the highest honour that you can confer on any man—He wasn't always right; sometimes he was on the wrong side, but never on the side of wrong.

John George Diefenbaker  Famous Quote

added 5 years ago

Commenting to reporters regarding polls—I’ve always been fond of dogs, and they are the one animal that knows the proper treatment to give to poles.

John George Diefenbaker  Famous Quote

added 5 years ago

When women have a voice in national and international affairs, wars will cease forever.

Augusta Stowe-Gullen  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.

Anthony Neil Wedgewood "Tony" Benn  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

The surest way to keep a people down is to educate the men and neglect the women. If you educate a man you simply educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a family.

Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

A Bible falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't.

Charles Haddon (CH) Spurgeon  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

The function of a financial system is to channel money from people who have it but want to save it to people who don't have it but want to spend it. ... In Ireland, as in most European countries, the banking system is the most important conduit for channelling money from savers to investors.

Dan O'Brien  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

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