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  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    Bit by bit, I was becoming the almost acceptable face of homosexuality.
    Source: How to Become a Virgin (1981) Ch. 6
  • Bill Flores
    Bill Flores
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    Concealed handgun licenses contain all of the identifying information required by the TSA. It is time they recognize these licenses as acceptable forms of identification.
  • Julie Burchill
    Julie Burchill
    British journalist, writer
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    Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    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.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown. He enriches me without impoverishing himself.
  • Arne Jacobsen
    Arne Jacobsen
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    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.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    In the formulas of 'personnel experts', men and women are to be shaped into the 'well rounded, acceptable, effective personality.' Just like small proprietors, they cannot higgle over prices, which are fixed, or 'judge the market' and accordingly buy wisely.
    Source: White Collar :The American Middle Classes (1951)
  • Billie Jean King
    Billie Jean King
    American tennis player 1943-
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    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.
  • Sidney J. Harris
    Sidney J. Harris
    American journalist 1917-
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    Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
    Northrop Frye
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    It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.
  • Anish Kapoor
    Anish Kapoor
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    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.
  • Babyface
    Babyface
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    Michael Jackson, he used to chase relevancy all the time. He always wanted to go a little bigger and better and keep that audience. There was never a point where Michael was going to feel like, 'I've got to play the Nokia, and that's all I'm going to pull in is the Nokia.' That would not have been acceptable.
  • Albert Bandura
    Albert Bandura
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    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.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
  • Bil Keane
    Bil Keane
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    On radio and television, magazines and the movies, you can't tell what you're going to get. When you look at the comic page, you can usually depend on something acceptable by the entire family.
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