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Peter Buck Quotes

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We're the acceptable edge of the unacceptable stuff.
- Peter Buck

Almost all the fans I meet are pretty cool people.
They're intelligent and tend to think about things
a bit more than your average rock'n'roll fans:
sensible people I wouldn't mind having a drink with.
- Peter Buck

I've been to nudist beaches, like twice.
But honestly, I just don't want to see these people naked.
Most people look better with their clothes on,
and the few that don't, look better than you,
so why bother?
- Peter Buck

Stress is nothing more than a
socially acceptable form of mental illness.
- Richard Carlson

 

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility.
It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved -
commitment to a scenario.
- Jean Baudrillard

Maybe the way we have learned to look has changed in the last 25 years,
and the exotic is much more acceptable.
There are many artists now, younger artists,
who work out of the exotic.
- Anish Kapoor

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I've analyzed the best I can...
and I have not found an impeachable offense,
and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.
- Richard M. Nixon

Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth...
suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood
than growing old gracefully.
- Julie Burchill

It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it
transcends the limits both of the naturally possible
and of the morally acceptable.
- Northrop Frye

I think the only kind of acceptable evangelization
is the evangelization of good example.
- Andrew Greeley

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in
the furnace of adversity.
- George Santayana

It has become more acceptable to describe yourself as a conservative,
but not everyone who uses that term about themselves
really is truly conservative.
- Jesse Helms

Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

When I got there, all the pasta and science stuff hadn't
quite caught on in England -
things that were perfectly acceptable then wouldn't be tolerated now.
- Robbie Fowler

I urge people to learn from the mistakes of others.
Please drink responsibly and it's never acceptable to drink and drive!
- Kim Kardashian

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism,
for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
- Sydney J. Harris

A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land,
is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne.
- Georges Clemenceau

I found a certain kind of music congenial to me;
it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable.
- Carlisle Floyd

Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is acceptable to bring someone to tears if it explains
to them in an emotional way why a product,
a service, or a candidate is the right person,
is the right thing to do.
- Frank Luntz

In a way, the sense of quality has improved,
the status symbol of the small things is gone,
and it is acceptable to use stainless steel,
even if the neighbour uses silver.
- Arne Jacobsen

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
- Franz Kafka

I love chicken.
I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.
- Todd Barry

I am actually wearing slacks on the show more than I ever have -
it is now acceptable,
and I like mixing it up.
- Mary Hart

A Buddhist or a good atheist is as acceptable to God as a good Catholic.
- Pat Buckley

It didn't matter as much because I'm a singer,
not an actress, but my face is more acceptable in a
way now than when I first came on the scene,
because I'm part black.
- Carly Simon

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
- E. L. Doctorow

To a poet, silence is an acceptable response,
even a flattering one.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural,
but it's not acceptable.
- Jodie Foster

Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson

I do everything I think possible or acceptable to escape from this trap.
- Jacques Derrida

There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit.
I find that perfectly acceptable.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

You know, you don't have to look like everybody else
to be acceptable and to feel acceptable.
- Fred Rogers

I want to work with the teachers' union.
But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first
and we are letting down a generation of California children.
It's not acceptable.
- Meg Whitman

No one's conception of art is going to be acceptable to everybody.
- Jane Alexander

It's absolutely not acceptable for people to argue that,
if we are going to do anything about climate change at all,
well, the responsibility lies solely with the individual.
- Peter Garrett

We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable.
- Constance Baker Motley

Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the
writer an acceptable public figure;
obviously,
he was no sissy.
- Irwin Shaw

Columbia Law School men were being drafted,
and suddenly women who had done well in college were
considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
- Constance Baker Motley

What I said about John was that he liberated me from
my anxieties about writing in a correct,
acceptable way.
- Harry Mathews

Based on observations of the policies of my own government,
I viewed this action as an acceptable option.
- Timothy McVeigh

The government has once again made the right socially acceptable.
- Elfriede Jelinek

There are some circles in America where it seems to
be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
- Katherine Whitehorn

There are risks which are not acceptable:
the destruction of humanity is one of them.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

It's much more acceptable for men to work and father kids.
There's an inherent inequality, because we want to do it all,
and I don't know how we can do this all.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The music is the main thing and it's just as easy to write acceptable words.
- Bill Haley

We made a deal that was acceptable to us.
We got paid very handsomely for our final season.
- Jason Alexander

I find it difficult to judge myself,
but people say that I have become a bit more socially
acceptable over the years in terms of my material;
which apparently at the beginning -
though I never really intended it to be -
was man hating and now is just a bit more cuddly.
- Jo Brand

It would seem, therefore, that this constitutional
safeguard may no longer serve its original purpose,
especially when, as we learned last year,
some acts of perjury may now be acceptable -
in this world,
at least, if not the next.
- James L. Buckley

In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people
to accept girls and women as athletes.
We had to make it okay for them to be active.
Those were much scarier times for females in sports.
- Billie Jean King

So I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction,
I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even.
But I don't say that I consciously wrote with humour.
Humour is a part of you that comes out.
- Robert Sheckley

The United States and Turkey are the only two countries
that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts.
The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable.
I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s.
- Alex North

The argument that the two parties should represent
opposed ideals and policies,
one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left,
is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
- Carroll Quigley

A lot of the powerful religious leaders,
from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks,
they're really talking about the same things:
love and acceptable,
and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself
so you can respect others.
- Jena Malone

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody
boasts of ignorance of literature,
but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of
science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
- Richard Dawkins

The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development,
and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases.
It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family,
and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
- Jeff Cooper

The mere dates of my existence do not interest me,
except in one connection.
When the Great War started I was too old to be acceptable as a volunteer;
when conscription followed I was too old to be conscripted.
- Laurence Housman

In 1977, at least, he wished to have people believe
that he shared and was proud of an attitude toward
women that is not acceptable in a politician.
In 2003, all he has said is that he doesn't remember the interview.
- Michael Kinsley

I had a great time investigating the pigments of different
mutant fruit flies by following experimental protocols
published in Scientific American,
and I also remember making my own beetle collection
when it was still acceptable to make such collections.
- Paul Nurse

It is not acceptable that we continue to see thousands
of acres burn because of forest fires,
because of poor management on our forests,
big kill, and we have these catastrophic situations
take place when we are not able to take action.
- Cathy McMorris

However, intention needn't enter in,
and if a reader sees things in a religious way,
and the work is dogmatically acceptable,
then I don't see why it should not be interpreted in that way,
as well as in others.
- James Schuyler

I am not opposed to the limited use of polygraphs in
a case where a person is suspected of wrongdoing.
But widespread use of the polygraph as a screening
tool goes far beyond what is acceptable.
- Jeff Bingaman

To progress in life you must give up the things you do not like.
Give up doing the things that you do not like to do.
You must find the things that you do like.
The things that are acceptable to your mind.
- Agnes Martin

If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast,
it only gets a R rating, but if, God forbid,
a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast,
it gets an X rating.
Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?
- Sally Struthers

A poet or prose narrator usually looks back on what
he has achieved against a backdrop of the years that have passed,
generally finding that some of these achievements are acceptable,
while others are less so.
- Eyvind Johnson

If these hands, used to fighting, would be acceptable to His Holiness,
we most thankfully dedicate them to the service of
him who deserves so well of the Church and of the fatherland.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

If you really believe the number one priority of our
government is the protection of our people,
then the idea of being defenseless against an intercontinental
ballistic missile or any other type of weapon system
that puts us in jeopardy is not acceptable.
- Don Nickles

Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church
is often labeled today as fundamentalism.
Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed
and swept along by every wind of teaching,
look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.
- Pope Benedict XVI

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism.
Destructive conduct is made personally and socially
acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends.
This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
- Albert Bandura

Soft addictions are an alluring, seductive aspect of our culture -
they are easy to attain and socially acceptable,
they are even encouraged in many cases.
Yet they are lethal to the spirit.
- Judith Wright


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