Quotes of Dissenter

“ He drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in. ”

- Edwin Markham

“ Youth to itself rebels, though none else near. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ We don't want to deal with a separatist party. ”

- Helen Clark

“ Comedy is the last refuge of the nonconformist mind. ”

- Gilbert Seldes

“ I'm not a separatist. The imagination is integrative. That's how you make the new — by putting something else with what you've got. And I'm unashamedly an American integrationist. ”

- Ralph Ellison

“ No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn. ”

- Lyndon B. Johnson

“ I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist. ”

- Pierre Bayle

“ I know too much to be conservative or liberal. ”

- Bible

“ The Earth needs rebels! ”

- David Icke

“ Defy your own group. Rebel against yourself. ”

- Cathy Guisewite

“ The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ That's a difficult question, because to consider yourself a rebel is sort of ridiculous. ”

- Shirley Manson

“ There is nothing in the whole world so unbecoming to a woman as a Nonconformist conscience. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? ”

- James Thurber

“ True literature can exist only where it is created, not by diligent and trustworthy functionaries, but by madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels, and skeptics. ”

- Yevgeny Zamyatin

“ Be a rebel against gravity: Skip! ”

- Terri Guillemets

“ A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes. ”

- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

“ A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes. ”

- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

“ A virtuous heretic shall be saved before a wicked Christian. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ What is a rebel? A man who says no. ”

- Albert Camus

“ The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. ”

- Archibald MacLeish

“ It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ There is nothing in the resolution, as I read it, that contemplates. I agree with the Senator that that is the last thing we would want to do. However, the language of the resolution would not prevent it. It would authorize whatever the Commander in Chief feels is necessary. ”

- James William Fulbright

“ In Miami, there were only a couple thousand protesters in a city that is heavily Republican and includes a lot of right-wing terrorists. It was favorable territory for the police. They had the protesters outnumbered 10-1. ”

- Tom Hayden

“ The great danger for American democracy is not from the protesters. That democracy is too poorly realized for us to consider critics — even rebels — as the chief problem. Its fulfillment requires us all, living in an ossified system which sustains too much killing and too much selfishness, to join the protest. ”

- Howard Zinn
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