Quotes: status

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  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.
  • Clive James
    Clive James
    Australian author, poet, translator and memoirist 1939-
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    As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
  • Robert Byrne
    Robert Byrne
    American author 1930-2016
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    Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    I have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo; your time has come and gone. It's time for change in America.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
    Hubert H. Humphrey
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    If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.
  • Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan
    American feministisch writer 1921-
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    It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.
  • Adam Garcia
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    People do more important jobs than acting in film that should be recognised, but for some reason it's big money, so people are elevated in status. If I was a bus driver, I'm sure you wouldn't be interviewing me.
  • David Mamet
    David Mamet
    American Playwright 1947-
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    Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status.
  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Swiss-born British author 1969-
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    Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level. Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status: for not showing them respect, for humiliating them.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    Status quo, you know, that is Latin for ''the mess we're in.''
  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Swiss-born British author 1969-
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    The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil.
  • Peter F. Drucker
    Peter F. Drucker
    American management consultant and writer 1909-
    Peter F. Drucker
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    The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem.
  • Lin-Chi
    Lin-Chi
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    The real being, with no status, is always going in and out through the doors of your face.
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