Quotes by conventions

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  • Bill Mumy
    Bill Mumy
    American actor and musician 1954-
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    Anyway, in the mid 80's I was spending a fortune buying old Golden Age books from the late 30's and 40's and I was making personal appearances at a lot of sci fi and comic book conventions all around the country here so that I could find books for my collection.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
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    Art, it seems to me, should simplify finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without and yet preserve the spirit of the whole - so that all that one has suppressed and cut away is there to the reader's consciousness as much as if it were in type on the page.
  • Carol Berg
    Carol Berg
    American writer of fantasy novels 1948-
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    At one of the first science fiction conventions I ever went to, I saw a guy wearing a sandwich board promoting his book. Count me out of that one.
  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis
    American Actress, Producer 1908-1989
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    Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
    Source: The lonely life: an autobiography
  • Barbara Mikulski
    Barbara Mikulski
    American politician 1936-
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    Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    Donald Trump has taken a battering ram to longstanding political norms - the unwritten conventions that make governance possible. But even before he decided to run for president, those norms were under assault.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.
  • Bryan Singer
    Bryan Singer
    American director, producer and writer 1965-
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    Kubrick showed us something special. Every film was a challenge, and a direct assault on cinema's conventions.
  • Anne Perry
    Anne Perry
    English author 1938-
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    Mystery writers' conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome.
  • Barbara Bush
    Barbara Bush
    American First Lady 1925-
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    The personal things should be left out of, in my opinion, out of platforms and conventions.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
  • Anna Lindh
    Anna Lindh
    Swedish Social Democratic politician 1957-2003
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    We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq. They must be tackled by the international community together, by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements.
  • Carlos Fuentes
    Carlos Fuentes
    Mexican novelist and essayist 1928-2012
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    What's happened at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is one of the grossest violations of human rights under the Geneva Conventions that we have record of. It is simply monstrous.
  • Caleb Cushing
    Caleb Cushing
    American Democratic politician and diplomat 1800-1879
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    You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was submitted to the People of the respective States for their adoption or rejection, it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions.
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot
    French philosopher 1713-1784
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    It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
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