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I just get so fed up with seeing the same things written about me. If I see the words 'ice queen' attached to me, I feel like banging my head against the wall. There's this perception that I can only be in a film if I have a glass of champagne in my hand and a stately home in the background.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Crimes against children are the most heinous crime. That, for me, would be a reason for capital punishment because children are innocent and need the guidance of an adult society.
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.
Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
People always think that history proceeds in a straight line. It doesn't. Social attitudes don't change in a straight line. There's always a backlash against progressive ideas.
I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
Amos Bronson Alcott
It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious.
I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigration.
There's no sense talking about priorities. Priorities reveal themselves. We're all transparent against the face of the clock.
If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.
Francis of Assisi
Defy your own group. Rebel against yourself.
I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
In real life, I'm so brutally honest that it almost works against me sometimes.
When 9/11 hit, the second thing I said to myself was, 'This really is what religious people do.' Those people flying the plane were very good, very pious, truly faithful believers. There's no other way to paint them. Of course, they are extremists by definition, but they certainly aren't going against Islam in any real way.
So many things happen for every event, and if you try to manipulate it, it means you are struggling against the whole universe, and that's just silly.
Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
I'm racing against me. As long as I come across the finish, I'll be okay.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you.
You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you're compelled to say something. To speak out against it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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