Quotes by pseudo-elite

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  • Blanka Vlasic
    Blanka Vlasic
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    A good career is a long-lasting career. When you're there in every competition doing a good job you're a part of an elite, and that's the most important thing.
  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred A. Allen
    American comic 1894-1957
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    A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 am and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 p.m. to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished before lunch.
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
    American author and newspaper columnist
    Barry Ritholtz
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    A number of bloggers in economics and the financial sector have risen to prominence through the sheer strength of their work. Note it was not their family connections nor ties to Ivy League schools or elite banks, but rather the strength of their research, analysis and writing.
  • Adolf Galland
    Adolf Galland
    German Luftwaffe general 1912-1996
    Adolf Galland
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    According to Goering and the Luftwaffe High Command, they were supposed to be the fighter elite.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who claims authority as a member of an élite which knows the law in some field or other, is an object of distrust and resentment.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
    Ben Shapiro
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    America's liberal arts universities have long been safe zones for leftist thinking, protected ivory towers for the pseudo-elite who earn their livings writing papers nobody reads about gender roles in the poetry of Maya Angelou.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    Anyone can see why an elite athlete would want to leave a small, impoverished country where their skills were effectively uncashed winning lottery tickets. All they had to do was wash ashore almost anywhere else in the world and cash in. Yet the vast majority of Cuban boxers - and Cuban athletes in general - despite that incentive, stayed.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    By the power elite, we refer to those political, economic, and military circles which as an intricate set of overlapping cliques share decisions having at least national consequences. In so far as national events are decided, the power elite are those who decide them.
    Source: The Power Elite (1956)
  • Bobby Orr
    Bobby Orr
    Canadian ice hockey player 1948-
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    Everyone should have the same opportunity, and in many areas that's not the case because programs are built around the elite.
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist and author 1969-
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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    I confront the European elite's self-image as tolerant 'while under their noses women are living like slaves.
  • Bob Dole
    Bob Dole
    American politician and attorney 1923-
    Bob Dole
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    It is demeaning to the Nation that within the Clinton administration, a corps of the elite who never grew up, never did anything real, never sacrificed, never suffered, and never learned.
    Source: Acceptance speech for Republican presidential nomination, San Diego, 15 August 1996
  • Bobby Orr
    Bobby Orr
    Canadian ice hockey player 1948-
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    Minor sports in the community is fun and recreation for everyone, not just the elite. I think back to my days in minor hockey and those are my fondest memories, having fun.
  • Rupert Murdoch
    Rupert Murdoch
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    Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    My documentary 'Split Decision' examines Cuban-American relations, and the economic and cultural paradoxes that have shaped them since Castro's revolution, through the lens of elite Cuban boxers forced to choose between remaining in Cuba or defecting to America.
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