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The history of storytelling isn't one of simply entertaining the masses but of also advising, instructing, challenging the status quo.
Entrepreneurs are misfits to the core. They forge ahead, making their own path and always, always, question the status quo.
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
Laurence J. Peter
If you ask why I do what I do - I want to make a difference. I don't just want to maintain the status quo. I want to help people, to work with institutions or create ones when they don't exist.
They tend to be civil servants, often diplomats drawn from the Foreign Office, who may be very pleasant, intelligent people, but once they get inside the Palace they're riveted to the status quo and they lose track of public opinion in the real world.
Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build.
Comedy is to force us to observe ourselves in ways that are humorous and yet, at the end of the day, that cause us enough discomfort with the status quo to make a change.
Michael Eric Dyson
Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.
I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it?
The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.
Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.
Some say that I should settle down, go slower and not push so hard, so quickly for such transformational change. To them, I say that you misunderstand the size of the problems we face, the strength of the status quo and the urgency of the people's desire for change.
Major political parties have a role, but they are incapable of initiating fundamental change because they are fundamentally tied to the status quo. They are the status quo.
Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.
Pessimism doesn't grow your business or even maintain the status quo. The pessimists on your staff make the job harder for everyone around them. They make difficulties out of opportunities.
The status quo is simply unacceptable.
Nothing is more terrifying to me, really, than the status quo. I'll make mistakes before I keep doing something the same way.
It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
Punk was originally about creating new, important, energetic music that would hopefully threaten the status quo and the stupidity of the 1970s.
I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.
We have Christians against Muslims against Jews, and no matter how liberal your theology, merely identifying yourself as a Christian or a Jew lends tacit validity to this status quo. People have morally identified with a subset of humanity rather than with humanity as a whole.
I hope that people will see that we don't have to sit by the sidelines and watch as the two major parties limit their choices to slightly different flavors of the status quo. It is, in fact, possible to join the fray, stand up for principles and offer a real alternative.
When something really bad is going on in a culture, the average guy doesn't see it. He can't. He's average and is surrounded by and immersed in the cant and discourse of the status quo.
Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo.
I didn't run for mayor to be the caretaker of the status quo.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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