Quotes by refusal

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  • Alexander Chase
    Alexander Chase
    American journalist and editor 1926-
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    A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    As long as this deliberate refusal to understand things from above, even where such understanding is possible, continues, it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism.
    Source: The Weight of Glory (1949)
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
  • Faith is the refusal to panic.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation makes art manageable, conformable.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will.
  • Edward Dahlberg
    Edward Dahlberg
    American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 1900-1977
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    Intellectual sodomy, which comes from the refusal to be simple about plain matters, is as gross and abundant today as sexual perversion and they are nowise different from one another.
  • Caleb Cushing
    Caleb Cushing
    American Democratic politician and diplomat 1800-1879
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    It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between the refusal to receive a petition, or its summary rejection by some general order, and the denial of the right of petition.
  • Aaron C. Brown
    Aaron C. Brown
    American finance practitioner 1956-
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    Monotheism introduced the idea that we should passively accept whatever fate God dealt. Gambling seemed to be a refusal to do that.
    Source: The Poker Face of Wall Street (2006) Ch. 4
  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul Vaneigem
    Belgian Situationist Philosopher 1934-
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    People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
  • Annie Besant
    Annie Besant
    British socialist, activist and writer 1847-1933
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    Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran Lebowitz
    American journalist 1951-
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    Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
  • Bob Woodward
    Bob Woodward
    American investigative journalist 1943-
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    The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon's lying, stonewalling and refusal to come clean. So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known.
  • Midge Decter
    Midge Decter
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    The hatred of the youth culture for adult society is not a disinterested judgment but a terror-ridden refusal to be hooked into the, if you will, ecological chain of breathing, growing, and dying. It is the demand, in other words, to remain children.
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