I have always disliked being a man. The whole idea of manhood in America is pitiful, in my opinion. This version of masculinity is a little like having to wear an ill-fitting coat for one's entire life (by contrast, I imagine femininity to be an oppressive sense of nakedness).
America’s Christian conservative movement is confronted with this divide: small-government advocates who want to practice their faith independent of heavy-handed government versus big-government sympathizers who want to impose their version of 'righteousness' on others through the hammer of law.... Our movement must avoid the temptations of power and those who would twist the good intentions of Christian voters to support policies that undermine freedom and grow government.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.judy garland
In Norway, we have a community of people who prefer to use a version of Norwegian that looks very much like lutefisk: Dug up remains from the garbage heap of history and dressed up to look like a tradition.erik naggum
Remember: I didn’t and don’t want to be a “feminine” version or a diluted version or a special version or a subsidiary version or an ancillary version, or an adapted version of the heroes I admire. I want to be the heroes themselves.What future is there for a female child who aspires to being Humphrey Bogart?joanna russ
There's one thing to be said for a remake of a 1984 movie that uses the original's screenplay. This 2011 version is so similar sometimes song for song and line for line that I was wickedly tempted to reprint my 1984 review, word for word. But That Would be Wrong.roger ebert
Evenings of paying to be rejected can feel like a male version of date rape.warren farrell
How is it right that while this fierce suppression goes on, free copies of the Spielberg film, Schindler's List, are given to schools to indoctrinate children with the unchallenged version of events. And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history.david icke
Absolutist statements about Islam being "fundamentally violent" are deceptive, because Muslims can and do choose to ignore or renounce the more violent aspects of their dogma -- just as Christians do. [...] in the modern world, there are many, many Muslims who do not follow this version of Islam, who are decent human beings who want the same things other human beings want - peace, security, and a chance to succeed.charles foster johnson
When reporters say to me I'm only doing this because it's my job... that's the same abdication of moral responsibility at the thin end of the wedge that in its most extreme and horrific version ends up with others being prepared to stand as a concentration camp guard.Ken Livingstone
"Your version of the truth is the only one that matters." " Truth is singular. Its 'versions' are mistruths."david mitchell
People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi . Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.richard m. stallman
When comparing human memory and computer memory it is clear that the human version has two distinct disadvantages. Firstly, as indeed I have experienced myself, due to aging, human memory can exhibit very poor short term recall.kevin warwick
Arguably the best version of Virgil in English poetry.
For intellectual authority, the appropriate version of Descartes 's cogito would be today: I am talked about, therefore I am.zygmunt bauman
By the time of the Gettysburg Address, in November 1863, the North was fighting for a 'new birth of freedom' to transform the Constitution written by the founding fathers, under which the United States had become the world's largest slaveholding country, into a charter of emancipation for a republic where, as the northern version of 'The Battle Cry of Freedom' put it, 'Not a man shall be a slave'.
New York Times v. Sullivan was about the suppression of speech in the South [during the 1960s]. Today's version of suppression is just another verse of the same song.
When I saw that Moses’ version of the Genesis of the world did not fit sufficiently in many ways with Aristotle and the rest of the philosophers, I began to have doubts about the truth of all philosophers and started to investigate the secrets of nature.
Jain myths and legends incorporate the names of Hindu rishis and deities, and Jainism has its own version of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
There cannot be any politics of resistance , aesthetics of emancipation , or prose and poetry of agential autonomy in history for people around the world nothing except a Starbucks Coffee version of the so-called “Western classics” to go and save them.