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To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

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Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of
the dominant culture today.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

 

The one time I was an actor, it happened to be in a
globally dominant juggernaut.
That was lucky.
- Sarah Vowell

In how many lives does love really play a dominant
part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of a
'grand passion' than of a grand opera.
- Israel Zangwill

I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture.
- Holly Near


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More recently, as faith gave way to materialism,
anti-Semitism assumed a secular mode,
harnessing itself to the dominant ideologies of both the Left and the Right.
- Jack Schwartz

Sports is like rock 'n' roll.
Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language,
and both are all about emotions.
- Phil Knight

Animation did not become the dominant form of children's
television until the '60s.
- Annette Funicello

I want to be what I've always wanted to be:
dominant.
- Tiger Woods

Fame is everywhere; the 15 minutes are now the dominant themes of our times.
- Nick Mancuso

Woman is the dominant sex.
Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they
are worthy of woman's attention.
- Camille Paglia

Party action should follow, not precede the creation
of a dominant popular sentiment.
- Judith Ellen Foster

And, granted, for a long time, the European has been
dominant in certain parts of this Western Hemisphere,
but by the end of the 21st century, it's over.
- Edward James Olmos

But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law,
there is in this country no superior,
dominant, ruling class of citizens.
There is no caste here.
- John Marshall Harlan

In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and
its position was strengthened by Zen concepts.
- Stephen Gardiner

American time has stretched around the world.
It has become the dominant tempo of modern history,
especially of the history of Europe.
- Harold Rosenberg

When I was a girl, the West was still young,
and the law of force, of physical force,
was dominant.
- Agnes Smedley

I just think that some version of the past in our culture
is going to rise up and become dominant.
- Peter Davison

Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands
of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the
dominant religious and theological movements of their day.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

In fifty years of covering the sport,
of course Muhammad Ali is by far the dominant figure.
- Dick Schaap

As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant
role in most of the episodes,
and that was appealing.
I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.
- Patrick Stewart

The culture of the chairmanship is to be the dominant voice in the Fed.
If you have a weak chairman...
the markets could be very unsettled.
- David Jones

Hip Hop is thee dominant youth culture in the world right now.
- Kurtis Blow

Television is now the dominant factor in the lives
of too many American children.
- Paul Weyrich

I guess people think the taller you are the more dominant you have to be.
- Shaquille O'Neal

At a certain point, even if the one alpha male is dominant,
at a certain point there's a younger lion that is stronger,
and everyone knows it.
- Josh Lucas

Death and sex are the dominant reality of our day.
- Nick Mancuso

It will take a long time, and certainly the West will
remain the dominant civilization well into the next century,
but the decline is occurring.
- Samuel P. Huntington

My mother was passionate.
She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family.
She dominated my father.
- Hugh Leonard

The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.
- Earl Nightingale

I must have been heavily schizophrenic all my life.
The me who hears what the other me can't play is the dominant one.
- Alexis Korner

The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive
for a country that is very male dominant.
- Brandi Chastain

In the beginning, fear was the dominant motivating force.
- Robert Vaughn

The first problem of the media is posed by what does not get translated,
or even published in the dominant political languages.
- Jacques Derrida

I want to be strong, dominant.
Like Wilt Chamberlain.
- Shaquille O'Neal

I don't know if we'd have been as dominant as we were last season.
The new things, the new ideas the manager brought in
everyone took them on board so well.
He is special.
- Frank Lampard

The conflict between the need to belong to a group
and the need to be seen as unique and individual is
the dominant struggle of adolescence.
- Jeanne Elium

When recordings replaced concerts as the dominant mode of hearing music,
our conception of the nature of performance and of
music itself was altered.
- Charles Rosen

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify
the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical
process and to work out a central line to resolve it.
- Mao Tse-Tung

The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.
- William J. Slim

The unphilosophical majority among men are the ones
most helplessly dependent on their era's dominant ideas.
- Leonard Peikoff

If there are dominant teams, people enjoy discussing
whether that's good or bad for the game,
and if there aren't any dominant teams,
then people enjoy discussing that.
- Al Michaels

We should never denigrate any other culture but rather
help people to understand the relationship between
their own culture and the dominant culture.
When you understand another culture or language,
it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture.
- Edward T. Hall

Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon.
I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology,
if not a religion.
Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting
the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
- Vaclav Klaus

My mother was a dominant force in my life.
She had a very specific idea about education,
which was: you should know everything about everything.
It was quite simple.
There was no exclusivity, and there really was no judgment.
- Twyla Tharp

We immigrants can sometimes sound a little hysterical
about this because we come from places that have tried
this and we know where it leads.
Anybody who's lived in countries with socialized health
care knows that it becomes the dominant political issue.
- Mark Steyn

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change,
that is the dominant factor in society today.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without
taking into account not only the world as it is,
but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov

The intellectual force of the West is still dominant,
but other cultures are getting stronger.
I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking
in architecture and urban planning,
and that less will be based on our models.
- Rem Koolhaas

Amongst Women concentrated on the family,
and the new book concentrates on a small community.
The dominant units in Irish society are the family and the locality.
The idea was that the whole world would grow out from that small space.
- John McGahern

It seems to me that a mutually beneficial relationship
between a man and woman requires the man to be dominant.
A sensible woman will allow the man to think he is
the most important partner.
- Beryl Bainbridge

When you're rich and famous you are the dominant force in a relationship,
even if you try hard not to be.
I've talked of sacrificing everything for Fleetwood Mac,
but I realize now that it is simply the only thing I've ever wanted to do.
- Stevie Nicks

We must recognize that as the dominant power in the
world we have a special responsibility.
In addition to protecting our national interests,
we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.
- George Soros

Could the one whom Christians worship be merely a mythological creation,
or is he real? These questions have exercised many
great minds and have been the dominant issue in New
Testament studies during this century.
- John Clayton

If that voice that you created that is most alive in
the poem isn't carried throughout the whole poem,
then I destroy where it's not there,
and I reconstruct it so that that voice is the dominant voice in the poem.
- Philip Levine

Over any such tangled wave of problems the S-1 secret
would be dominant and yet we will not know until after that time probably,
until after that meeting, whether this is a weapon in our hands or not.
- Henry L. Stimson

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing
the long-term maintenance of power is not violence
in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated,
but consent in all the forms in which the dominated
acquiesce in their own domination.
- Robert Frost

It's funny, but when there are dominant teams,
there are a number of people who rail about the fact
that they're always seeing the Dallas Cowboys or the
San Francisco 49ers or the Green Bay either in the
playoffs or in the Super Bowl.
- Al Michaels

The dominant invades the entire picture,
as it were.
In this way I seek to individualize the color,
because I have come to believe that there is a living
world of each color and I express these worlds.
- Yves Klein

Spirit of place!
It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety;
and where it is a strong and dominant angel,
that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory
with all its own accidents,
its habits, its breath, its name.
- Alice Meynell

You cannot escape the results of your thoughts.
Whatever your present environment may be,
you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts,
your vision, your ideal.
You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Lane Allen

There's one thing which I hate about color films...
people who use up a lot of their despairing producer's
money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues,
or to make color films where there isn't any color.
- Claude Chabrol

There are now hundreds of thousands of new engineers
that are being trained in China.
If people start finding themselves losing their jobs,
not to the Chinese here but because China has become such a dominant force -
then there could very well be a backlash.
- Iris Chang

I think we have a fascinating new and quite dominant input into politics -
and it wont go away.
From time to time, people articulate a view that we
should ban opinion polls,
but that's nonsense.
- Jim Bolger

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou


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