Quotes by status

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  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    All joy emphasises our pilgrim status; always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings.
  • 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.''
  • Bob Graham
    Bob Graham
    American politician and author 1936-
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    A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bill Mauldin
    Bill Mauldin
    American cartoonist 1921-2003
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    Certainly none of the advances made in civilization has been due to counterrevolutionaries and advocates of the status quo.
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  • Robert Byrne
    Robert Byrne
    American author 1930-2016
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    Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
    American entrepreneur, and author
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    For those trying to protect the past, it is a way of retaining power, status, money, a way a life, predictability, comfort, control, and a bunch of other things like that. It is a struggle against the inevitability of change.
  • 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.
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist and author 1969-
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    If such a young nation as the U.S. could make it to superpower status, we could do it as well.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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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.
  • Arne Jacobsen
    Arne Jacobsen
    Danish architect and designer 1902-1971
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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.
  • 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.
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