Quotes of Discreet

“ I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was. ”

- Maya Lin

“ If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics. ”

- Will Rogers

“ Questions about political theatre always overlook America's most powerful and effective political theatre, which is always thriving: the American musical. The politics is conservative but, to my mind, effective and insidious. ”

- John Lahr

“ Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative, too conventional. Too safe, too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later, too often on the back foot. ”

- John Major

“ If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right — it lies in rejecting conventional political categories. ”

- Christopher Lasch

“ When the country goes temporarily to the dogs, cats must learn to be circumspect, walk on fences, sleep in trees, and have faith that all this woofing is not the last word. ”

- Garrison Keillor

“ If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. ”

- Mark Twain

“ America does not need two Republican parties. ”

- John Kerry

“ Politics makes strange postmasters. ”

- Kin Hubbard

“ Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong. ”

- Carolyn Heilbrun

“ A dictatorship is a country where they have taken the politics out of the politics. ”

- Samuel Himmel

“ The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion. ”

- Lord Hailsham

“ A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now. ”

- Mort Sahl

“ I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now. ”

- Jeffrey Archer

“ I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics. ”

- Chris Patten

“ This is the moment for which the conservative legal movement has been waiting for two decades,... There was no reason for him to choose anyone but one of these outstanding conservatives. ”

- David Frum

“ I think it was more politics than anything else. ”

- Pat Roberts

“ People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled politics. ”

- Douglas Hurd

“ It is not so much that women have a different point of view in politics as that they give a different emphasis. And this is vastly important, for politics is so largely a matter of emphasis. ”

- Crystal Eastman

“ It's an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul. ”

- Robert Redford

“ My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life. ”

- Carl Andre

“ That man's the true Conservative who lops the moldered branch away. ”

- Lord Alfred Tennyson

“ Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend's friend has a friend; be discreet. ”

- Talmud

“ We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove. ”

- Mark Twain

“ After Amelie was such a huge success that, strangely, I didn't want to do a movie which could be a huge success. I wanted to go and to do something smaller and more discreet. ”

- Audrey Tautou

“ Without alienation, there can be no politics. ”

- Arthur Miller

“ Everything is politics. ”

- Thomas Mann
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