My area of research is something that in all fairness has no practical usability whatsoever and the thing is I'm often asked to apologize for that. It is interesting to me that people ask 'what's the point of doing that if it's not useful?' But they never ask that, or do they very rarely ask that about art or literature or music. Those things are not gonna produce a better toaster.
If I am elected president, I will never apologize for the United States. I will strengthen her and make her a beacon of freedom and liberty!Late April 1988, at a campaign stop at the Scranton Wilkes-Barre airport, in response to protesters of the Reagan administration's policies in Central America. Bush Vows to Attack Joblessness. Edward Power. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pa.: April 26, 1988. pg. A.8
The Brothers Grimm came along and I was so desperate for work … Actually I've got to say that I like the movie, I won't apologize for it.terry gilliam
When I was ambushed by global warming advocates recently—no, they haven't given up—they asked me the same questions they always ask: "What if you're wrong?" and "If you're wrong will you apologize to future generations?" I always answer, "What if you're wrong? Will you apologize to my twenty kids and grandkids for the largest tax increase in American history?" They usually don't have anything to say after that.james inhofe
I apologize for the insensitivity of my remarks with respect to the mayor or his family, however I think it is important to note that this decision involves potential risk to innocent people.john shadegg
This country has shed more blood for the freedom of other people than all the other nations in the history of the world combined, and I'm tired of people feeling like they've got to apologize for America.fred thompson
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.grace hopper
I sincerely apologize to anyone I may have inadvertently offended...The bag was a purchase I made as a tourist in China.cameron diaz
To be honest, I haven't even seen the film yet. Tobey, if you're reading this, I apologize.eliza dushku
Those of us whose parenting style can be described as "a series of reflexes, instincts, and minute-by-minute adjustments," as Julie of A Little Pregnant puts it, rather than as a philosophy, are less invested in our own practices. What we do is often less a matter of conviction than one of convenience. What we need to remember is that there is no need to apologize for that, even in the face of the most red-faced outrage.ayelet waldman
I have Italian citizens in too good consideration to think that there are so many voting assholes (literally: "coglioni" , rude word for testicles) around which could vote against their own interests. I apologize for the rude but effective language.Silvio Berlusconi
I assume that somewhere after he attacked Arizona; engaged in what I think was a racist dialogue to try to frighten Latinos away from the Republican Party; stood next to the president of Mexico and said, "Borders don't matter because we have strong bonds"; had the President of Mexico get a standing ovation from Democrats for attacking an American state, and has his own State Department apologize to the Chinese for the Arizona law.newt gingrich
The best way to apologize to a man is to trip him in a secluded part of the garden.robert jordan
When you feel anger arising, remember to return to your breathing and follow it. The other person may see that you are practicing, and she may even apologize.thich nhat hanh
If the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush Administration again, all right?Bill O'Reilly
I apologize if I've interrupted some exceptionally demanding hippie task, like trying to remember where the glue is on the Zig-Zag paper, but it seems we have yet another problem, not unconnected with this fatality of yours for introducing disaster into every life you touch, however glancingly.thomas pynchon
Never apologize for showing feeling, my friend. Remember that when you do so, you apologize for truth.Benjamin Disraeli, in Contarini Fleming : A Psychological Autobiography (1832), p. 45; sometimes paraphrased: "Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth."
What is more obscene: the idea that one can apologize for the hubris and deceit that is Obama and his health care, or the actual need some have for an apology from an entity so evil that he would toy with the lives of millions as though they were insects and he God? This is hard to tell."Obama: Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry", WorldNetDaily.com, November 15, 2013.
My two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don’t have to explain anything to them. I don’t have to apologise for anything. They know.emma watson
I believe the United States of America is the greatest country on earth and therefore will not apologize for policies or actions which have served to free more and feed more people around the world than any other nation on the planet. You know what, when everybody else apologizes for all the crap they've done then we can apologize for our crap too. Boo-hoo, cry me a river.Glenn Beck, August 28, 2009  YouTube video
What is more obscene: the idea that one can apologize for the hubris and deceit that is Obama and his health care, or the actual need some have for an apology from an entity so evil that he would toy with the lives of millions as though they were insects and he God? This is hard to tell.ilana mercer
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.Admiral Grace Hopper, ss quoted in Built to Learn: The inside story of how Rockwell Collins became a true learning organization (2003) by Cliff Purington, Chris Butler, and Sarah Fister Gale, p. 171
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