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There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
Everyone wants to be liked; everyone wants approval. No one likes being ignored.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Spiro T. Agnew
If the people in the audience are talking, you're being ignored. If the people are gazing at you, you've got something they want to hear.
If you're being ignored, that's a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.
Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
Negative freedom is freedom from - freedom from oppression, whether it's a colonial power or addiction to alcohol oppressing you. You need to be freed from negative freedom. Positive freedom is freedom for, freedom to be. And that's what's routinely ignored today.
I have always been aware that you have to get people listening before you can change their minds. Any artist's big fear is being ignored, so if you get debate, that's great.
Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners.
I know what it's like to be ignored, and I think that is the big problem about the prison system: These people are being thrown away. There is no sense of rehabilitation. In some places, they are trying to do things. But, in most cases, it's a holding cell.
I hate being ignored.
The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
Karl A. Menninger
My only agenda is to bring attention to otherwise ignored and shunned lives.
It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness.
It has been, after all, 11 years, more than a decade now, of defiance of U.N. resolutions by Saddam Hussein. Every obligation that he signed onto after the Gulf War, so that he would not be a threat to peace and security, he has ignored and flaunted.
People say, 'Gee, you don't really do political music.' Well, I sing a lot of songs about how men and women and lovers treat each other, and none of us want to be talked down to or belittled or ignored or disrespected... So I'm proud to be a feminist.
My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.
During my own gap year, I learned an invaluable lesson - that I was a lousy teacher. Even though the children I 'taught,' in upcountry Uganda, were desperate for qualifications, they largely ignored me. Until, that is, I realised that they wanted to hear about other young persons around the world.
As legislators and as Members of Congress, it is our obligation to speak up for those who are being ignored in our society. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) does just that.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
I don't mind what the critics say, so long as I get some reaction. The worst thing is to be ignored.
The whole world is starting to realize that it was the most unwise thing for our society to have ignored women power, to run the society with male priorities.
We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed if necessary.
I had everything working my way, strong as a bull. And still I ignored the rules of the game of life.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Finley Peter Dunne
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