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Edward Said Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edward Said

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Since the time of Homer every European,
in what he could say about the Orient,
was a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric.
- Edward Said

I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life.
I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with
an extremely unpopular cause.
- Edward Said

Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up
in the life of a young professor of English.
Beginning in 1968, I started to think,
write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be
directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics.
- Edward Said

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

 

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

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Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

I was losing interest in politics,
when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again.
What I have done since then is pretty well known.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas Kempis

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home.
There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
- Amy Grant

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

This life is worth living, we can say,
since it is what we make it.
- William James

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

I've been acting since I was 10.
My dad was an entrepreneur, so I guess something along those lines.
I wouldn't want a 9-5 job.
- Will Estes

Well, we've made huge strides since the 1990 World Cup,
USA '94, and obviously since '98.
Unfortunately, those strides only register with the
public once every four years.
- Lamar Hunt

The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is,
in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent
to abolishing the catastrophe.
- Iris Murdoch

The Sicilian Defense album was never released and never
will be if I have anything to do with it.
I have not heard it since it was finished.
I hope the tapes no longer exist.
- Alan Parsons

Those people should not be listened to who keep saying
the voice of the people is the voice of God,
since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
- Alcuin

I've been learning martial arts since I was 8 years old.
- Jet Li

That's a tough question; I've been acting since I was 10.
My dad was an entrepreneur, so I guess something along those lines.
I wouldn't want a 9-5 job.
- Will Estes

I have been going to Italy since 1980,
but I always went to do work.
I did not live overseas, because I do not like running
around with everything I own in a paper bag.
- Bill Dixon

I've been a ballerina since I was two,
but I've always wanted to be an actress.
- Dakota Fanning

And I love writing; I've been writing ever since I was seven.
- Jena Malone

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy;
but we want to be happier than other people,
and that is almost always difficult,
since we think them happier than they are.
- Charles de Montesquieu

I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright,
all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress.
- Laura Linney

This type of mass influx is simply too much to handle.
What we've had since the disaster of the 1965 Immigration
Act will take 100 years or more to absorb.
- Peter Brimelow

I've always wanted to act since I was little.
- Alanna Ubach

I hate the cursed Oriole fundamentals...
I've been doing them since 1964.
I do them in my sleep.
I hate spring training.
- Jim Palmer

Since my illness, I've felt the presence of my angels.
- Fran Drescher

Since I have fair skin, I have to stay out of the sun.
I can't stand the sun.
I dyed my hair red for a while during the 1990s but
I'm actually a natural blonde.
- Nicole Kidman

It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed,
since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold
on to beliefs that don't work.
- Jerry Gillies

You faced front, you seldom smiled, since levity was
not the mark you wanted put across your face forever.
- Michael Lesy

Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide
where I wanted to go with the songs,
how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright,
and all that detail on my own.
- Utada Hikaru

The business has changed greatly since my day.
- Perry Como

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively
to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
- William O. Douglas

I've known since I went to the national team when I
was very young that I was a different bird.
- Tiffeny Milbrett

Things are changing.
I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch
my wings as an actor dramatically,
but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.
- Anthony Anderson

Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums,
it is the ultimate freedom.
- George Duke

Some dying men are the most tyrannical;
and certainly,
since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore,
the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
- Herman Melville

They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty,
which is nonsense since it implies that in times of
peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard.
- Alexander Cockburn

I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little;
it is all that I would ever read.
- Nina Blackwood

Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania,
but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic,
and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.
- Nadia Comaneci

Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it.
- Whitey Herzog

I have been sitting watching that ever since I came back,
the continuous variations of light and shadow.
- Laurie Lee

Almost a century has passed since Japan first entered
the world community by concluding a treaty of amity
with the United States of America in 1854.
- Shigeru Yoshida

Since grief only aggravates your loss,
grieve not for what is past.
- Walker Percy

We've been doing this here since 1968,
so we have been identified as an example of a free,
democratic school, and many professors want to expose
their students to our philosophy.
- Daniel Greenberg

I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six
years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
- Nadia Comaneci

Ever since that day when I was 11 years old,
and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt,
I knew that I wanted to change the sport.
- Billie Jean King

I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade.
I played at it.
It was an escape.
- Adam Baldwin

I was running since I was 10.
Since grade one at school people looked at me and thought,
oh gosh she can really run, she's a natural.
- Cathy Freeman

Amanda Bynes and I have become close since filming Hairsray.
It's so weird because I grew up watching her.
- Zac Efron

I don't believe in miracles because it's been a long
time since we've had any.
- Joseph Heller

The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform
since 11 September 2001 has to be fought -
at least by Americans -
in the name of a wise,
honourable and democratic patriotism.
- Todd Gitlin

I've been around since I was 19, I won the Oscar when I was 21,
I've had a couple of TV series.
I've continued to work despite the predictions of some naysayers.
- Marlee Matlin


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