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A culture cannot lie down with dogs and not become utterly infested with fleas. The dogs, in this case, are the mongrel media and the corporate overlords who have grown fat on manufactured controversy and fear mongering.
I cannot shy away from controversy. I don't know if it's my Irish blood, but I love it.
Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy.
Whether that's positive or not, people are talking about the Old Vic Theater again with passion and commitment and controversy and debate.
I've always tried to stay out of the fray and not be an object of controversy.
I really hate to be put in the position of trying to justify something, a decision that was made. I'm a military guy: when a decision is made, I go along with it, whatever the manufactured controversy and criticism.
Controversy is always a beautiful thing. I love controversy and I try to fan it as much as I can without having my husband's head pop off!
Jada Pinkett Smith
I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
It can't hurt, publicity is publicity, controversy and all that, it's all good.
There is no controversy within science over the core proposition of evolutionary theory.
Kenneth R. Miller
In politics, the reaction to a controversy is very often more enlightening and important than the details of the allegations themselves.
I don't want to create controversy; I just have an opinion on things, and there is nothing wrong with stating your opinion if you are asked. Everyone wants that right, and because you are famous doesn't mean you have less of a right.
Obviously, I have been a pro-choice candidate for my entire political career, and obviously there is controversy always surrounding this issue.
In the current climate motorists have a long list of issues from which to choose to raise on the doorstep. Policies aimed at reducing emissions - like the changes to Vehicle Excise Duty or here in Manchester the proposals for congestion charges - are not without controversy.
I love it when my books cause controversy, when people argue violently about the ending.
I discovered something amazing, which has caused a lot of controversy - the fountain of youth. I have to keep it a secret!
There was no real controversy with All In The Family. That came from the people on the business end.
Let's cut to the chase, the sharia controversy. I don't think I, or my colleagues, predicted just how enormous the reaction would be. I failed to find the right words. I succeeded in confusing people. I've made mistakes - that's probably one of them.
But hey, controversy - well, it hasn't hurt me in 50 years.
Facebook allows outsiders to add functionality to the site but reserves the right to change that policy at any time, to charge a fee for applications, or to de-emphasize or eliminate apps that court controversy or that they simply don't like.
I feel like great TED Talks are ones that are a little bit subject to interpretation, that do provoke further conversation - and potentially controversy.
I don't want to sound disingenuous here - controversy is obviously good for business, especially if your business is satire. And it does amplify the discussion - in my view, a good thing.
David Mamet we all know is a great screenplay writer and playwright and a great director. If you like him, you like him. If you hate him, you really hate him. He's someone who's into controversy, you know what I mean? That's David Mamet.
I have been told by a member of the board of one of Canada's most prominent literary magazines that a submission of mine once caused a great deal of controversy.
This whole controversy about global warming or even evolution - politicians just don't want to take the time to educate themselves.
Rush D. Holt, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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