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It was Orwellian.
I completely disappeared, and disappeared the same day.
It was by early that evening when the Times story ran.
That was an overreaction.
All human beings under pressure behave poorly.
- Gregg Easterbrook
For the president to resign now would be wrong.
President Clinton may have debased himself with his behavior,
but we shouldn't debase the office with an impulsive overreaction.
- George Stephanopoulos
A threatened nation can react to uncertain dangers
solely through administrative channels,
to the truly embarrassing situation of perhaps overreacting.
- Jurgen Habermas
Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp
Once again, stock markets have been threatened with
extinction for almost 75 years,
and I have found that stock markets are harder to kill than roaches.
- Arthur Levitt
Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal
of the Great Depression showed the values formed in
that crucible when tyranny threatened a world.
- Steve Buyer
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We did some jumping at the start of the show.
We went out without telling anyone -
and the studio liked to kill us.
They were threatened with cancellation of their production insurance.
- Ken Curtis
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if
their ideals are threatened.
- Maya Angelou
Anyone who is secure about herself shouldn't be threatened by the ads I do.
- Calvin Klein
The 1927 Wimbledon finals were almost put off because of the rain,
which threatened every moment.
- Helen Wills Moody
No politician is threatened by the child protective constituency,
because it does not exist.
- Andrew Vachss
We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education
policy in a broken 13th-century country.
We are there so the people of Britain and our global
interests are not threatened.
- Liam Fox
One ought never to turn one's back
on a threatened danger and try to run away from it.
If you do that, you will double the danger.
But if you meet it promptly and without flinching,
you will reduce the danger by half.
Never run away from anything. Never!
- Winston Churchill
If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened,
democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk.
- Gary Ackerman
It goes without saying that when survival is threatened,
struggles erupt between peoples, and unfortunate wars between nations result.
- Hideki Tojo
Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease,
and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot
iron if they did not desist from their vices.
- Peter Lewis Allen
In the past, people worked together only when some
great disaster threatened.
- Walter Ulbricht
I never threatened him and no Syrian intelligence officer
has ever pointed a gun to his head.
- Rafik Hariri
Oh, justice is what you're threatened with.
- Thomas Cromwell
How that works is our first season was the year we
had a threatened writers' strike,
so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes,
we did 30.
We put 10 in the bank.
- Christopher Meloni
Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty.
- Edwin Louis Cole
People are only mean when they're threatened,
and that's what our culture does.
That's what our economy does.
- Mitch Albom
I have always paid income tax.
I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened
with having nothing left for my old age -
which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.
- Noel Coward
The power of the white world is threatened whenever
a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.
- James A. Baldwin
I think it is wrong that we went against The U.N.
and that we have alienated our allies and invaded a
country that hasn't threatened us,
that it is a pre-emptive strike.
- Rosanne Cash
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand,
Bruce Springsteen, these are just some of the people
who threatened to sue if we used their songs.
- Colin Mochrie
First of all it has never been the case that I have
threatened people with expulsion or that I've threatened
to throw people out of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
- Ron Davies
In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress.
It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted,
even while being threatened with death.
- John Linder
I can tell when men are threatened by my height.
- Allison Janney
Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational,
Nothing is sacred.
After a decade, a musical idea, no matter how innovative,
- Archie Shepp
When the public's right to know is threatened,
and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk,
all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
- Christopher Dodd
Our fish, our recreation, our irrigation and all our
uses of the Missouri River are threatened if the drought
continues and the Corps of Engineers decisions aren't changed.
- Mike Rounds
Men love it.
They have a sense of humor, whereas a lot of women
are threatened or just don't get it.
- Lara Flynn Boyle
An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb;
- George Chapman
When you are a strong woman, you will attract trouble.
When a man feels threatened, there is always trouble.
- Barbara Taylor Bradford
Most evolving lineages, human or otherwise,
when threatened with extinction, don't do anything special to avoid it.
- George C. Williams
The Iraqis are not threatened by the Turks or by the
Iranians or by the Saudis and they tell me that these
are not weapons of mass destruction,
they are weapons of self-destruction.
- Hans Blix
People who play conventional music are threatened by
electronica and don't consider it to be as valuable as what they do.
- Bill Laswell
I had my life threatened by Bosnian Serbs on numerous occasions.
- John Pomfret
They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States,
and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution
when its integrity shall be threatened.
- Lorenzo Snow
As for the future, we are equally determined to explore
all possibilities of getting rid,
once and for all, of the huge Arab minority which originally threatened us.
- Moshe Sharett
Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the
elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized,
there are more of us than there are of them.
- Newt Gingrich
There are so few women in general who aren't completely
threatened and confused by other women's success.
It's very disappointing.
- Sandra Bernhard
It's basic due diligence to make sure that whenever
a foreign entity acquires a controlling interest in a U.S.
company that national security isn't threatened.
- Dave Reichert
If anyone has it rough at Guantanamo,
it is the guards.
They are constantly harassed and threatened by some of these terrorists.
Prisoners tell guards, we know where your families are.
We know where your wife is, your children,
and we are going to kill them.
- Robin Hayes
Thus, the forces and value systems that are most threatened
by this shift are becoming the most coherent and are
rising to the top as minority or plurality powers.
But they do not represent either the shift,
the change, or the future.
- Paul Hawken
I think people have to set up little battles.
They have to demonize people whom they disagree with or feel threatened by.
But it's the ideological framing of the debate that scares me.
- Barbara Kruger
Young people are threatened...
by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate
the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising
the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
- Pope John Paul II
But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to
resist the invasion of our soil,
and to defend our threatened homes, this duty,
however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved
upon the greatest sacrifices.
- King Albert II
If the militarily most powerful - and least threatened -
states need nuclear weapons for their security,
how can one deny such security to countries that are
truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation.
It is a policy for disaster.
- Joseph Rotblat
Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is
still threatened by a range of problems,
including global climate change, energy dependence
on unsustainable fossil fuels,
and loss of biodiversity.
- Dan Lipinski
Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence.
When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it,
and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
- Vernon A. Walters
In the 1990s, we introduced Boston's community policing strategy.
We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city,
and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime.
- Thomas Menino
He's a good tough producer, yes.
But I don't think that he's unreasonable unless he feels threatened.
And when somebody's in your home, I think everybody
in the home gets threatened.
- Liza Minnelli
Just able barely to mount a horse and ride about a
little in the spring of 1866,
my life was threatened daily, and I was forced to go heavily armed.
The whole country was then full of militia,
robbing, plundering and killing.
- Jesse James
On a day when Osama bin Laden again threatened the
United States and our allies,
it is disturbing to realize that John Kerry neither
recognizes nor understands the murderous ideology of
our enemies and the threat they pose to our nation.
- Marc Racicot
I was determined to get it right on the pitch.
Then, if I had to leave at the end of the season,
so be it.
I never felt threatened or isolated by the arrangement.
We worked together and it worked out.
- Bryan Robson
Without bureaus, committees, officials or emissaries
to manufacture sentiment in his favor,
without intrigue or effort on his part,
Grant is the candidate whose supporters have never threatened to bolt.
- Roscoe Conkling
Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because
there will be a rejection of the dollar,
the rejection of the dollar is a big,
big event, and then your personal liberties are going
to be severely threatened.
- Ron Paul
I don't think anyone who has followed the progress
of the Islamofascist terrorists who have threatened
us believe we are going to be safe if we try a fortress mentality,
to step back and say no one is going to hit us,
they don't care about the United States.
- Kit Bond
However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators
threatened the entire world,
I could not accept his philosophy and,
after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted
into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II.
- Walter Kohn
In days when the public safety is imminently threatened,
and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act,
we owe frank speech, above all other men,
to him who is highest in authority.
I shall speak to you as man to man.
- Robert Dale Owen
I have been threatened occasionally.
But that happens to everybody who is writing this kind of things.
Threats will come without fail.
It might happen to the most 'innocent' texts.
If it gets too much we call the police.
- Steig Larsson
In fact, because of this deep desire for peace,
the ruling class leaders of this land,
from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda
to drive into American minds the false notion that
danger threatened them from the East.
- Paul Robeson
Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.'
They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to
protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened.
They need all the help that they can get.
- Barbara Boxer
I'm always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it's threatened.
At the same time, a response to a response doesn't really solve anything.
It just creates a perpetual-motion machine.
- Steven Spielberg
Praise the Lord, O England's Jerusalem:
and Netherland's Zion,
praise ye the Lord!
He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace,
even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
- Peter Stuyvesant
Tim on the show does a lot of that posturing,
of course, and feels sort of threatened by women.
But even at that, you do see him cooking,
and ultimately he's a good father because he spends
a lot of time with the boys.
- Patricia Richardson
If, as is natural, you focus on the corruption and
on those threatened institutions that are trying to prevent change -
even though they don't really know what they're trying to prevent -
then you can get pessimistic.
- Paul Hawken
The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates,
we will besiege them and slaughter them.
Until now they have refused to do battle with us.
They are just going places.
One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened,
it runs to somewhere else.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
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