Quotes of Controversial

“ Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ Dialectical materialism is not of course an eternal and immutable philosophy. To think otherwise is to contradict the spirit of the dialectic. Further development of scientific thought will undoubtedly create a more profound doctrine into which dialectical materialism will enter merely as structural material. ”

- Leon Trotsky

“ I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative. ”

- Giovani della Casa

“ How did we get to this point? How did we get to the point that today it's controversial to come together at a Bible study? ”

- Bob Riley

“ If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything. ”

- Richard M. Nixon

“ There are people who can talk sensibly about a controversial issue; they're called humorists. ”

- Cullen Hightower

“ If you've got a big mouth and you're controversial, you're going to get attention. ”

- Simon Cowell

“ Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial. ”

- Erma Bombeck

“ It is pretty hard to find the right result to a controversial issue. ”

- Max Baucus

“ Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection. ”

- General Colin Powell

“ Innovators are inevitably controversial. ”

- Eva Le Gallienne

“ I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive. ”

- Nora Ephron

“ All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time. ”

- Gilbert Seldes

“ I'm a controversial figure: my friends either dislike me or hate me. ”

- Oscar Levant

“ When a subject is highly controversial… one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one's audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the idiosyncrasies of the speaker. ”

- Virginia Woolf
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