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At the rate we're going, the 21st century looks pretty clear.
by Edward James Olmos

At the rate we're going, the 21st century looks pretty clear.
It's going to be pretty violent.
- Edward James Olmos

Education is the vaccine for violence.
- Edward James Olmos

Education is a vacine for violence.
- Edward James Olmos

There are nuclear weapons in China, Iran,
Korea and Pakistan.
It wouldn't take much to send a couple of warheads
off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage,
then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems.
- Edward James Olmos

 

I'm here to make sense.
- Edward James Olmos

I learned to discipline myself to do things I didn't want to do.
- Edward James Olmos

I want to show how strong I am from my roots.
- Edward James Olmos

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Chiapas is probably the main concern I have right now for the planet.
- Edward James Olmos

A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return.
That's how simple it is to be a saint.
Try it!
Try being a saint.
- Edward James Olmos

Our inability to relate to one another is very,
very, very important.
When we don't have it, we get situations like Bosnia.
- Edward James Olmos

And, granted, for a long time, the European has been
dominant in certain parts of this Western Hemisphere,
but by the end of the 21st century, it's over.
- Edward James Olmos

I support the indigenous people anywhere in the planet.
- Edward James Olmos

I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent,
rigid characters and people remember them.
- Edward James Olmos

You get more churches burned down in the United States
in the last two years than in the last hundred,
because of the lack of understanding of culture and
diversity and the beauty of it.
- Edward James Olmos

Basically, I think that there are some characters that
you can just allow the truth of your character as a
human being in your real life to come through.
- Edward James Olmos

I'm always pleased when people respond to the work.
- Edward James Olmos

You know, Hillary Clinton gives of herself.
Princess Diana gave of herself.
But they are not saints.
- Edward James Olmos

Now I also discipline myself to do things I love to
do when I don't want to do them.
- Edward James Olmos

I'm not prepared for holding office any more than I think Arnold is.
- Edward James Olmos

Education is the key.
But it's the kind of education that we teach that is the key.
We don't have it.
- Edward James Olmos

I believe that Gandhi was correct.
Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring
about change that allows people to enjoy the change
and not get killed in the process.
- Edward James Olmos

The older you get the more you understand what you're doing.
- Edward James Olmos

I don't support violence, period.
- Edward James Olmos

When you're asked to fly a 747 you better at least
be able to fly a Piper cub.
- Edward James Olmos

Because people of color will definitely,
definitely become the power base in the Western Hemisphere.
- Edward James Olmos

Right now, the Anglo people are desperately trying
to hold on to the United States,
like they tried to hold on to Africa.
- Edward James Olmos

And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters
differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
- Edward James Olmos

Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very,
very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does.
- Edward James Olmos

There is no way that we know what is going on between
the African American and the Asian American.
We don't understand what an Indigenous American is.
We don't understand what a Latino American is.
- Edward James Olmos

We don't have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago,
but today it is more educated.
- Edward James Olmos

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
- Edward Appleton

The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
- Irving Fisher

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The future is something which everyone reaches at the
rate of 60 minutes an hour,
whatever he does, whoever he is.
- C. S. Lewis

It is a fact that, if I single out Germany,
our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment.
- Angela Merkel

Well, we're just now seeing the reductions in mortgage rates.
The mortgage rates are based on the ten-year rate and
the Fed controls the overnight or the shorter rates.
- Franklin Raines

First-rate people hire first-rate people;
second-rate people hire third-rate people.
- Leo Rosten

You might lose your spontaneity and,
instead of composing first-rate Gershwin,
end up with second rate Ravel.
- Maurice Ravel

Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American
community as it does in white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra

Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person,
is immoral and oppressive.
- Auberon Herbert

I think we have to be very careful when we toss around
terms like 'cut health care costs.'
We would do very well to expect a cut in the rate of increase.
- David Obey

Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country,
I rate him nowhere.
- Sophocles

If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent
at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year,
or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain.
- William Vickrey

It's interesting when I jog, how much the music makes a difference.
You can pretty much count on the Foo Fighters to get your heart rate up.
- Sheryl Crow

Despite our high rate of unemployment,
300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the
unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result
of technological progress.
- Kim Campbell

But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being,
and everybody really is.
- Alan Watts

I think playing solo is a second rate activity,
really.
For me, playing is about playing with other people.
- Derek Bailey

We got on American Bandstand, where kids would dance
to a record and then rate it.
We called ourselves Tom and Jerry.
I was Jerry.
- Paul Simon

We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population;
the planet can't support many more people.
- Nina Fedoroff

There are over 500,000 registered sex offenders across the country,
and statistics have shown that the recidivism rate
for those criminals is high.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

The latest scientific assessment has almost doubled
the predicted rate of warming if no changes are made.
- Donella Meadows

Presidential money is almost like the housing bubble.
It's growing at such an astronomical rate,
you think it can't get any bigger.
- Chuck Todd

People aren't stupid.
I mean, people remember in 1990, the unemployment rate was 10 percent.
Now it's 4 _ percent.
We've got 1/4 million jobs that we've created.
- Bill Weld

If you want to increase your success rate,
double your failure rate.
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.

Beliefs have evolved based on survival value.
Certain belief systems have been more conducive than others
to people living long enough to reproduce,
and having a high rate of reproduction.
It's that basic.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Proving yourself in a field where the casualty rate
is so notoriously high is an ongoing challenge.
- Richard E. Grant

It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people
that you really like the sound of.
- Bryan Ferry

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction.
All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing
at them when their birth rate fell off.
- Benito Mussolini

If I had a plot that was all set in advance,
why would I want go through the agony of writing the
novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery,
for me at any rate.
- Chaim Potok

The loyalty rate isn't that high.
I could have a big hit, then put out the next single,
and they say, Oh yeah, who are you? Prove it again.
- Lenny Kravitz

But no work from a first rate mind is ever really second rate.
- Gerald Finzi

With our national savings rate well below one-percent,
it is imperative that the government embrace innovative
and cost-effective means of boosting personal savings.
- Jim Cooper

First rate mathematicians choose first rate people,
but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.
- Andre Weil

I mean, on the food chain, do instruments really rate? I don't think so.
- Peabo Bryson

Unfortunately, actions taken by the Senate ensured
that relief from the death tax would only be temporary
and that it would come back to life at the full rate again in 2011.
- Doc Hastings


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