Best Quotes About Fighting

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -Philo

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. -Josh Billings

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. -Vincent Van Gogh

As we become purer channels for God's light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possible in this world. A miracle worker is not geared toward fighting the world that is, but toward creating the world that could be. -Marianne Williamson

I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight, I'll eat this planet. -George Foreman

Remember the first rule of gunfighting… 'have a gun.' -Jeff Cooper

It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it. -Andre Agassi

I never trust a fighting man who doesnt smoke or drink. -William Halsey

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. -Sun Tzu

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections. -Winston Churchill

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. -Sun Tzu

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well. -Pierre de Coubertin

Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting. -Jonathan Swift

Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole. -Bernard Law Montgomery

The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.' -Conan O'Brien

As fighting in Iraq intensifies, President Bush delivered his supplemental war budget to Congress. The money will cover 30 days of fighting, then we'll be sent one war every other month until we cancel our subscription. -Craig Kilborn

I'm a professor of national security studies, and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does. -Barry McCaffrey

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. -Abraham Lincoln

You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die. -John Lennon

War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known. -Thomas Hobbes

The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror – and America is honored to be their friend. -George W. Bush

The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve. -George Allen, Sr.

To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine. -Friedrich Schiller

Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'Tis the only thing in this world that lasts, 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for – worth dying for. -Margaret Mitchell

No battle is worth fighting except the last one. -Enoch Powell

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. -Norman Vincent Peale

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear – and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march. -George W. Bush

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. -e. e. cummings

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. -Helen Keller

If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share. -Virginia Woolf

Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character. -Bo Bennett

Stopping crime before it occurs is the most effective crime fighting tool of all. -Blanche Lincoln

Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope – and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future. -Bob Riley

Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq. -Christine Gregoire

If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting. -Horatio Nelson

To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th. -Evan Bayh

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days – we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote. -Hillary Clinton

Our heroes are fighting to bring stability to the Middle East, and they have put pressure on all of the tyrannies of the Middle East. They have taken a stand against tyranny, against terrorists, and for the prospect of decent societies throughout that region. -Orrin Hatch

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals. -Edward Abbey

All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting. -George Orwell

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. -James Madison

Men are fighting… because they are convinced that the extermination of adversaries is the only means of promoting their own well-being. -Ludwig von Mises

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers. -Alan King

We say that we care about the war, but we don't even really know what we're fighting for. -Scott Ritter

Guys aren't threatening. Other girls are the competition. You are usually what they're fighting over. -Jonathan Bennett

In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for. -Elijah Wood

We can best honor the memories of those who were killed on September 11 and those who have been killed fighting the war on terrorism, by dedicating ourselves to building a free and peaceful world safe from the threat of terrorism. -Jack Reed

We all want peace. Unfortunately, there are times when peace must be defended by fighting terror and tyranny. -James H. Douglas, Jr.

My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror not overseas but in our own streets, and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it. -Johnny Isakson

Until fighting ends and there are conditions, which allow the free expression of will by the people, there can be no elections and elections are not held in these circumstances anywhere in the world. -Aslan Maskhadov

The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence. -Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning. -Kim Jong Il

You have to listen to adversaries and keep looking for that point beyond which it's against their interests to keep on disagreeing or fighting. -Cyrus Vance

I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting. -Pierce Brosnan

America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed. -Allen Boyd

The great question, is there anything at all which is worth fighting such a war about, with the devastating loss it will bring? I believe yes, there are some freedoms which to sacrifice would be EVEN worse. -Anne Perry

Brian was the oldest, I was in the middle and Carl was the baby. I was the troublemaker. Brian got great grades and Carl got the kind of grades I did. I failed everything. I was too busy fighting and running wild. -Dennis Wilson

Anybody who says they don't like fighting in the NHL have to be out of their minds. -Donald Stewart Cherry

I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports. -Vince Carter

The fact is that America's weapons systems have made it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily. So, all you have is your wits and your cunning, and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting. -Arundhati Roy

Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free. -Harry Browne

Publicly, we're saying we're better at fighting terrorism. Privately, we know that the bureaucracy has only gotten worse, since the high-level people are scared of being held responsible for 9/11. -David Hunt

Fighting a war on terrorism is like fighting against crime. We can never hope to eradicate crime, so we shouldn't bother fighting it. -Craig Bruce

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth. -Stonewall Jackson

There is no possible negotiation with these killers. Our aim is to win over terrorism. Only by being firm we can stop terrorism. We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing the final aims they want to achieve. -Jose Maria Aznar

It is a struggle. But I don't mind. I will just keep fighting on. -J. T. Walsh

Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same. -Bea Arthur

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance – these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible. -Isaiah Berlin

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work? -Gary Becker

The hate and scorn showered on us Negro officers by our fellow Americans convinced me that there was no sense in my dying for a world ruled by them. I made up my mind that if I got through this war I would study law and use my time fighting for men who could not strike back. -Charles Hamilton Houston

Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best. -Maude Adams

In any case, fighting will not settle whether the claims were just or unjust. It will only settle which nation can mobilize and handle its fighting forces and its economic forces the better. -Rufus Jones

This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war. -William Tecumseh Sherman

Sword fighting in film is not about how good the fighter is, but how good the actor receiving the blows is. -Takeshi Kitano

There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason. -John Buford

Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of themselves, and, to a larger extent, in the name of stability of international relations. -Omar Bongo

There was a very convincing argument made that the extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority, therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative. -Joichi Ito

We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation. -Joichi Ito

Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential. -Joichi Ito

You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. -James J. Corbett

Women are allowed more freedoms and we're fighting for more freedoms, we're experiencing more freedoms won. -Pam Grier

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war – diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power – and we are developing new tools as we go along. -Richard Armitage

All we know is that, at times, fighting the Russians, we had to remove the piles of enemy bodies from before our trenches, so as to get a clear field of fire against new waves of assault. -Paul von Hindenburg

It makes sense for people who are good at fighting to go out and do it-because if they're good at it, that means the fewest number of other people die. -Mercedes Lackey

I really enjoy myself in Norway. Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do. But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting and trying to prove yourself. -Ike Turner

You can't get big in hockey. You need to be pliable… they've even taken fighting out of the game, so there's no more of those big huge guys who just fight. -Brett Hull

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor precedent if we're fighting a war on terror. -Bill Kristol

There's a lot of things that go on when you're on tour that cannot be controlled. I'm not even talking about myself, but of course there's sexual activity and drugs, fighting and language; it is certainly not a place to raise a family. -Peter Steele

Please remember we all come from the same one and we will all return to that one, so there is no reason for fighting. -Sean Paul

Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself. -Dorothy Canfield Fisher

I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours. -Tom Tancredo

What I'm fighting for now in my work… for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project. -Gwendolyn Brooks

I learned that fighting on the chess board could also have an impact on the political climate in the country. -Garry Kasparov

In the light of the actual fighting that is now in progress, we have reached the point where the military considerations clearly outweigh the fiscal considerations. -Louis A. Johnson

If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting. -Curtis LeMay

These men were wrongfully rejected, the veterans. The fighting man should never have been blamed for Vietnam. -Neil Sheehan

It was like fighting with the MPAA… to me it was like this is an R easy… but it was NC 17 over and over and even with this cut they were like, you are right on the edge buddy, one more thing and it's NC-17. -Rob Zombie

Since very early in my career, I have always did my own stunt fighting. -Brion James

All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on. -Gerry Cooney

If you look at my career, towards the end you will see I was fighting like once a year. I was not part of the Don King top heavyweights, so I was kind of kept out. His guys were getting three to four fights a year and I could only get one. -Gerry Cooney

Many of the vicious criminals held there have been caught on the battlefield fighting against American troops and shutting down Guantanamo Bay would just require the military to move them elsewhere. -Bill Shuster

Moreover, from reforming the tax code to our immigration system, to commonsense legal reform, President Bush put America on notice that he will continue fighting to make the country, and the world, a better place for future generations. -Jim Sensenbrenner

Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer. It can't be treated just where it's visible – every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed. -David Hackworth

What we are effectively doing, I say this to the young people of America whom my colleagues represent, is leaving our children and grandchildren the tab for fighting a war, letting them pay for the lion's share of it by simply adding it to the national debt. -John Spratt

I didn't come from a background where I saw a lot of loving couples. All my aunts and uncles were either split up or fighting all the time. The only healthy relationships I saw were on TV. -George Lopez

I want it understood that all these men fought for principle, not for plunder, and that they were true-hearted, honorable soldiers, fighting for what they esteemed was a righteous cause. -Cole Younger

The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan. -Henry A. Wallace

My father and mother – I figured if I could make them laugh, they'd stop fighting. I stole all their material. -Jerry Stiller

The worst thing that can happen to us in an ideological struggle is to become what we are fighting. -Nick Clooney

Challenging unfairly subsidized products, fighting counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft and holding countries accountable for an unfair currency regime will help American companies remain competitive. -Virginia Foxx

My father, who had lost a brother, fighting on the Austrian side in World War I, was a committed pacifist. -Walter Kohn

The U.S. Armed Forces are the best trained, best equipped fighting forces in the world. -Jim Walsh

The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice. -Benazir Bhutto

In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice. -Doc Hastings

V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific. -Doc Hastings

When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law. -Patricia Ireland

I'm fighting a losing battle here: I'm trying to lose some weight. I love chocolate; that's one of my biggest downfalls. I haven't gotten a whole lot of chocolate, thank goodness, because I'd probably be about 300 pounds. -Carrie Underwood

When you're fighting with a stunt person, your intent is to miss. -Victoria Pratt

It's all about exploring the more unpredictable aspects in the character, not just fighting people. -Victoria Pratt

I endured many weeks of it, but I had a big background in martial arts and fighting as a kid, so kind of all the problems got brushed away and I was ready. -Jason Statham

I'm really good with fighting with my feet. -Eric Roberts

We got to jump on, like, trampolines, learn flips, learn karate, kung fu, Hong Kong street fighting. -Jaime King

My observations of Japanese naval fighting men, their abilities and equipment led me to believe that they gave a better account of themselves than we did. -Jack Adams

Overseas, America's fighting men and women have been waging war against those who would attack America and plunge the world into a period of darkness, and their success can easily be seen. -Mark Kennedy

Obviously, I'll keep fighting to uphold the Constitution. -Michael Newdow

Ali's daughter is fighting and Joe Frazier's daughter is fighting as well. -Robert Goulet

I'm not about trying to be out here fighting and shooting, stabbing and, you know, all that crap, man. -Tone Loc

I have been very fortunate as to escape through another day's very severe fighting and escaped unhurt. -John Hunt Morgan

My character is somebody who is smaller in stature and yet who's strong, so to see the fighting situations between people who are not generally thought of being strong is in itself unusual and therefore interesting, I think. -Chiaki Kuriyama

I've never actually been a fighter myself – fighting tires me out and I'm not an efficient fighter anyway – but I have certainly seen other people have great complicated goes at one another. -Margaret Mahy

I'm just talking specifically of women's friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody. -Jennifer Beals

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

Those who believe in the importance of serving others should lead the way by fighting against the temptation we all have, and maybe especially as we age, to close in upon ourselves. -Marvin Olasky

Then you get into it, especially if you start talking about football, fighting and Muhammad Ali. Then the ladies get very bored and start delivering ultimatums. -Oliver Reed

Ironically, the Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and personnel in the Persian Gulf I mentioned earlier who are fighting terrorism will provide more support indirectly to this war in Iraq than most of the 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there. -Paul Cellucci

We're not going to take this sitting down. We are fighting back. -Gray Davis

I feel like I'm always fighting not to repeat myself. -Billy Corgan

I had a bonding problem when I went off and boxed for five years. I was over in Europe and Asia fighting because I wanted to do something different; I was tired of acting. But the thing is, when I was done doing that, I couldn't get a job. -Mickey Rourke

We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops, and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place. -Chris Chocola

If you've got unemployment, low pay, that was just too bad. But that was the system. That was the sort of economy and philosophy against which I was fighting in the 1930s. -Barbara Castle

The biggest problem was the politicians knew nothing about fighting a war. -R. Lee Ermey

I don't like yelling and fighting, and I can't quarrel. -Grace Kelly

But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough, rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea for keeping woman in the background! -Ernestine Rose

Because we're sponsored by competing breweries there is always competition. When we were both fighting for ninth or 10th place, nobody really cared except the two companies. -Larry Dixon

But since we've been fighting for first or second place, it's grabbed the media's attention. I enjoy racing them. They are a good team and when you beat them it's something to be proud of. -Larry Dixon

We negotiated with the Honduran government the establishment of a regional military training center, for training central American forces, but the primary motivation for doing that was to be able to bolster the quality, improve the quality of the El Salvadoran fighting forces. -John Negroponte

I see couples fighting about the stupidest things. You just have to rise above everything. -Sammy Hagar

I think my dad is this great, wonderful… man with a lot of integrity, who is fighting for things he believes in and is serious in what he wants to see happen and serious in helping people. -Vanessa Kerry

As far as I'm concerned, love means fighting, big fat lies, and a couple of slaps across the face. -Edith Piaf

It is only the Somalis themselves – and I don't hide that fact when I meet the political leaders here – they themselves have to stop their old practices of fighting each other every time they have a problem. They have to learn how to do peaceful conflict resolution. -Jan Egeland

By fighting a limited, defensive war, America permitted the enemy to endlessly re-supply their field armies. -Nguyen Cao Ky

If we limit our vision to the real world, we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things, working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there, but no better. -Galen Rowell

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children. -Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages in wartime means in increased risk, and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

Workers in industry are the partners in war of the fighting forces. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

But Hale's warning the President about going to Dallas was that there was great infighting among the members of the Democratic party and the Democratic stars in the state and he didn't want the President to become involved in a factional disagreement. -Lindy Boggs

It's a tough world out there and all the guys are fighting hard and the competition is really tough. -Guy Forget

I go to my physical therapist to keep fighting it and one of them told me if you don't use it, you lose it, but I know we're on television so I won't say what I would often say. -Teri Garr

I've seen a lot of highs and a lot of lows with this team, and one thing I've learned is that even though you have lows, you're not going to have them forever, so you've got to keep fighting. -Cobi Jones

I fought for years and spent a fortune fighting and never got anywhere. -David Friedman

Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great. -George Weinberg

But I think the other is a little more like bullfighting, a little more daring and although I appreciate good acting and I liked being versatile my whole career, it kept me working. -Robert Klein

Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago. -Joe Baca

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses. -Lee Haney

Oh, go in anywhere Colonel, go in anywhere. You'll find lovely fighting all along the line. -Philip Kearny

No one respects the umpire's job more than I do; but, if I were a manager, I would probably be ejected three or four times a season fighting for my team. -Jim Evans

This year's Veterans Day celebration is especially significant as our country remains committed to fighting the War on Terror and as brave men and women are heroically defending our homeland. -John Doolittle

Dallas is a great city, and it's worth fighting for. -Laura Miller

We are showing that Englishmen can still die with a bold spirit, fighting it out to the end. -Robert Falcon Scott

Certainly, my father would not want to see me destroy myself in this business, as so many people in our family have been destroyed. I try to take good care of myself, but we are fighting the good fight, and the truth is powerful. -Sam Sheppard

I have been going to the gym instead of the bar, trying to get back down to my fighting weight. -Gregg Allman

In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don't have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery. -Max von Sydow

I was so exhausted after fighting for the project for five years, shooting it was like the Bataan Death March. -Tom Berenger

Yes, I was in that game where George Brett hit that home run. Billy saw there was too much pine tar on the bat and he went to the umpire, the next thing we knew they were fighting about it. -Bert Campaneris

The only kind of love worth having is the kind that goes on living and laughing and fighting and loving. -Dalton Trumbo

From the point of the view of the nation's power, it was obvious that while we were fighting the Sino-Japanese war, every effort was to be made to avoid adding to our enemies and opening additional fronts. -Hideki Tojo

I don't see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests. -Thom Yorke

I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive. -Theodore Bikel

I don't think Joe Louis could take the punches today fighting in this era. -Larry Holmes

I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace. -Richard Cobden

On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting machine that ever went to battle. -Richard Le Gallienne

Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and were fighting it and beat it, but their mortality started to get to me. Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was. -Darren Aronofsky

Sugar Ray and talked about doing some articles together or writing a book together but dealing with Sugar Ray was a lot like fighting him. He would fake you in and then he'd drop you. -Dick Schaap

We are the nation the most powerful, the most armed and we are supplying arms and money to the rest of the world where we are not ourselves fighting. We are eating while there is famine in the world. -Dorothy Day

We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace. -Anna Lindh

The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone. -Bill Alexander

We gotta stop fighting amongst each other. I think the only rift should be when take it the stage and try to out perform each other. -Grandmaster Flash

Donald and I still really wanted to be together, but I was fighting to keep what we had privately, and once the world gets involved in your life, little by little it breaks it down until you forget what it was in the first place. -Marla Maples

After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve. -Wilfred Owen

In the midst of fighting there is no place for public debate. -Yitzhak Rabin

The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them. -Buffalo Bill

And it is essential that in fighting terrorism, sacrifices should not be made on democracy. -Bulent Ecevit

When I grew up, I studied karate for years. I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge that I really didn't like fighting at all, so I quit. -Alison Bechdel

The armies, the difference of all of those armies that had been fighting each other and the Taliban took advantage of that to rule over the whole country. -Bulent Ecevit

We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of… the beginnings of the '20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle. -Bulent Ecevit

I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society – and well worth fighting for. -Helen Suzman

The most disastrous phenomenon of the current situation is the factor that imperialism is employing for its own ends all the powers of the proletariat, all of its institutions and weapons, which its fighting vanguard has created for its war of liberation. -Clara Zetkin

Now we are showing to the world that this fighting against two terrorist groups was feasible and now we have an isolated case which doesn't mean that terrorism is alive, as it was before. -Alberto Fujimori

We have shown, given these last three years, that we were succeeding in fighting terrorists. While during the first 30 years of the former governments they didn't. -Alberto Fujimori

I have been, and will go on, fighting that damnable, dirty, rotten business with all the power at my command. -Billy Sunday

Nobody knows through how many thousands of years fighting men have made a place for themselves while the weak and peaceable have gone to the wall. -Elihu Root

That was for instance the case in Mocambique a couple of years ago, during the flooding catastrophe. Instead of co-ordinating assistance properly, to much time and resources was spent on fighting about the same helicopters and local guides. -Anna Lindh

We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We've got nothing to be ashamed about. -John Atkinson

This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the rights of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America. -Paul Robeson

At some point he seemed to lose all confidence trying to break down the Berlin Wall. He was still fighting as only Kasparov can, but I could see it in his eyes that he knew he wasn't going to win one of these games. -Vladimir Kramnik

The greatest of all the Sioux in my time, or in any time for that matter, was that wonderful old fighting man, Sitting Bull, whose life will some day be written by a historian who can really give him his due. -Buffalo Bill

I want to get back to my fighting weight of 98 pounds. I have the exact measurements of that guy from the movie, Powder. Right now, I am the reigning West Coast Powder. -David Spade

You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong, and you have to be inspired. I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day, and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke. -Ed Harris

The liberals are fighting so hard whenever President Bush appoints any federal judges. -Steve Chabot

I know that New York City remains the highest density urban area in the country and by far dedicates more of its own funds to fighting terrorism than any other municipality. -Jose Serrano

I'm crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh. -Shelby Foote

I was a little girl fighting as a partisan against Nazi-Fascism. -Oriana Fallaci

Working on the Samurai sword is very different because your body position has to be very still. It's a much quieter was of fighting. -Lucy Liu

We need to stop fighting Christian against Christian. I have no time for anything but trying to love other people. That is a full-time job. -Anne Rice

And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure. -Bob Geldof

It's very clearly stated in the film: You make your own choices, and what you're always fighting is ego. -Taylor Hackford

I have three adopted children with Phil, and for years I was fighting in court with him over being able to see my kids. I was always going back and forth to California, going to court, and I was never able to get a project going. -Ronnie Spector

I think Blank Generation holds up pretty well. You listen to that with headphones and there's a lot going on there with the guitars- it's the product of a lot of fighting. -Robert Quine

But the worst handicap we had the prohibition of naming individual units who had done the fighting. -Philip Gibbs

I've been fighting my whole life. -Chuck Zito

Not many people do at the age of 21 or younger even, know how to act nor could be concerned with anything other than fighting, women and money. -Alexis Arguello

Later in July I'm going to be promoting and putting on a boxing show of amateur fighters from July 21st through the 28th where one hundred kids will be fighting and competing with each other to see who's going to be the best. -Alexis Arguello

If you can believe this, I didn't fight for my first world title fight till I had 58 fights, so I really appreciated what I was fighting for and for whom as well. -Alexis Arguello

I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal. -Alexis Arguello

I am always fighting inside the Council to get the message across that at each competition venue, we should send somebody to inspect and to make sure the athletes will be looked after in a correct manner. -Alberto Juantorena

Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each other and trying to figure out a way to work together. -John Breaux

The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival. They were up against the biggest superpower in the world. -Bianca Jagger

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks. -Michelangelo Antonioni

I don't think I'll ever be a producer who's into taking the meetings and fighting the big fights with studios. I really don't like that part. I'm much more interested in the material. -Meg Ryan

The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations. -John Bruton

I was not fighting myself at all as I used to. -Daniela Hantuchova

There's a pattern when tours start – a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There's a pattern of going to jail. There's a pattern of passion for music. -Nikki Sixx

Art is man's distinctly human way of fighting death. -Leonard Baskin

That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes. -June Jordan

My father was both the person who gave me reason to learn how to fight and the one who taught me the basics of fighting. He would tell me that if it was a big fight, it would probably be uneven, it wouldn't be fair. -June Jordan

Our soldiers have done a valiant effort in fighting terrorism and bringing a semblance of law and order to the chaos in the region and it would be shortsighted to lay out a specific timetable to bring U.S. troops home prematurely before their mission is accomplished. -James T. Walsh

The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency and helping put that country back together after decades of repression. -Ike Skelton

Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces. And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out, they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America to the Americans for very little money. -Edwidge Danticat

When we distributed the paper and crayons, they were fighting over the blue crayon. Everyone wanted to start with the blue, and that was the water. One drawing shows the trees under water. I was really moved. -Connie Sellecca

The downside isn't really injury, fear of injury or the process of fighting back from injury. The downside, the very worst thing in the world, is surgery. -Greg Rusedski

It just took all of that to come to a screeching halt, to get to the point of having nothing, for me to finally realize, Hey, what are you fighting with this for? Until then, I hadn't claimed my faith as my own; I had just grown up with it. -Scott Stapp

I don't feel a lack of hope. It's just disappointment that after all these years we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people. -Geezer Butler

You know how fighting fish do it? They blow bubbles and in each one of those bubbles is an egg and they float the egg up to the surface. They keep this whole heavy nest of eggs floating, and they're constantly repairing it. It's as if they live in both elements. -Audre Lorde

We now have a political process, we've had a period of parties that have been fighting each other quite literally with bombs and bullets, talking to each other, and having sat together in the assembly and sharing government with each other. -Peter Hain

Now I'm fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how's your day, and nothing is changed for me. -Jim Valvano

No I don't miss fighting, I still got my wits about me and there are a lot of people who do it and get beat up, and I don't want to be one of them, I have children to raise. -Michael Moorer

For me, the toughest thing for kids to deal with is when the parents are fighting. It's not violence on them – it's the feeling of violence in the family. -Avi Arad

Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position. -Malcolm Boyd

We think of violence as being conflict and fighting and wars and so forth, but the most ongoing horrific measure of violence is in the horrible poverty of the Third World… and the poverty in the United States as well. -Martin Sheen

So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech. -Neil Gaiman

When it is important for you to say something and you find a vehicle to say it, then go for it. It is so rare when that happens so I think every minute spent fighting for it is always worth it. Even if nothing ends up happening, it's still worth the fight. -Salma Hayek

Mr. Speaker, for the last 5 years I have been working with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to make it illegal to continue the barbaric practice of game bird and illegal dog fighting. -Earl Blumenauer

Our brave men and women are fighting around the world and they deserve relief. -Ellen Tauscher

But to the fighting soldier that phase of the war is behind. It was left behind after his first battle. His blood is up. He is fighting for his life, and killing now for him is as much a profession as writing is for me. -Ernie Pyle

I was away from the front lines for a while this spring, living with other troops, and considerable fighting took place while I was gone. When I got ready to return to my old friends at the front I wondered if I would sense any change in them. -Ernie Pyle

I never really address myself to any image anybody has of me. That's like fighting with ghosts. -Sally Field

You destroy the initiative of the working people if they don't feel they have a fighting chance to be a part of the American Dream. -James Sinegal

You had to know how to fight or you had to know how to avoid a fight. I didn't enjoy fighting, so I learned how to avoid them. -Tim Robbins

Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans. -Jim Clyburn

No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come. -Judy Biggert

At the time that I knew them, they were not living together. They began dating again after their divorce, so I didn't really see fighting. -Kato Kaelin

I tried several times to get the song right. The tune and the chords that I started with, there really wasn't anywhere else it could go. I stopped fighting it and let it take me away. -Nik Kershaw

I question myself every day. That's what I still find motivating about this. I don't have the answers, I don't pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens. -Andre Agassi

In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time. -Marlo Thomas

I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed. -Siegfried Sassoon

But now that the guerrilla fighting is over, the Spaniards are again men without a country or families or homes or work, though everyone appreciates very much what they did. -Martha Gellhorn

The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations. -Lech Walesa

For instance, we're always fighting amongst each other. Who gives us the arms? And then we become indebted to wherever we are buying them from – with what? The very resources we need to keep there. -Miriam Makeba

I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers – mostly small and humble – who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front. -Norman Borlaug

Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States on international initiatives and a committed ally in fighting the War on Terrorism. -Vito Fossella

Angelina wanted to make sure that any fighting in the movie would be comparable to any male actor. Everything from stick fighting to horse riding was real to her. -Jan de Bont

If these hands, used to fighting, would be acceptable to His Holiness, we most thankfully dedicate them to the service of him who deserves so well of the Church and of the fatherland. -Giuseppe Garibaldi

Relativism is neither a method of fighting, nor a method of creating, for both of these are uncompromising and at times even ruthless; rather, it is a method of cognition. -Karel Capek

Cognition is not fighting, but once someone knows a lot, he will have much to fight for, so much that he will be called a relativist because of it. -Karel Capek

Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

A great American city is fighting for its life. -Marc Morial

My back to the goal, physically fighting off defenders, trying to bang my goals in, every week I have to do the business for this club. That's the life of a striker. -Ruud van Nistelrooy

You must show the world that you abhor fighting. -Desmond Tutu

Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for. -Clarence Darrow

If you want to be angry at Gore, be angry at him for not fighting harder in Florida. -James Carville

Being a soldier, fighting for this country, is neither Republican nor Democrat. -Max Cleland

As long as there's a few farmers out there, we'll keep fighting for them. -Willie Nelson

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. -Sun Tzu

We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting. -Mao Zedong

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. -Napoleon Hill

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. -Sun Tzu

The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it. -Ernest Hemingway

You've got to keep fighting – you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive. -Elia Kazan

About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation. -Tom Wilson

I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world! -Douglas MacArthur

Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes. -Gale Sayers

Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for. -Michael Bloomberg

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting. -Ed Harris

I'm fighting the label of 'Black' actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies. -Whoopi Goldberg

There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases. -Andre Malraux

If you are strong and fighting the weak, then if you kill your opponent then you are a scoundrel… if you let him kill you, then you are an idiot. -Martin Van Creveld

In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and we keep fighting them over and over again. -David Suzuki

A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting for his or her people's rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone. -Leonard Peltier

As we move towards 8 or 10 billion people on the planet, there's a little less gold per capita. Each one of us will continue to be fighting over an ever smaller percentage of total resources. This is not a happy thought. -Dean Kamen

There is no force more liberating than the knowledge that you are fighting for others. -Bob Kerrey

I love what I'm doing. It's my life. When it's time to go, I'll probably be fighting to get out of the casket. I'll be yelling at the priest instead of a referee. -Lou Duva

I think the Democratic Party has the chronic problem of appearing to be weak, of not standing and fighting for what it believes in, not fighting for its own. -James Carville

The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort. -C. J. Cherryh

It seems that fighting is a game where everybody is the loser. -Zora Neale Hurston

You must never tire fighting Satan. -Abraham Cahan

One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once. -Samuel Butler

It's a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe. -Henry James

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor. -Ernest Hemingway

No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle. -John F. Kennedy

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales. -Aleister Crowley

The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting. -Richard M. Nixon

Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars, a deadweight in any civil economy. -John Ralston Saul

The greatest fight is when you are fighting in the smoke and cannot see with your eyes. -Mark Helprin

Marines are very good at fighting… And if Gen. Franks wants fighters on the ground and he puts Marines in, he'll have what he wants. -Peter Pace

We prefer that the leaders of the Iraqi armed forces do the honorable thing; stop fighting for a regime that does not deserve your loyalty. -Peter Pace

We just kept hanging in and fighting. -Troy Brown

You don't need to be for or against the war to provide morale and support to the men and women who are fighting over seas. These are human beings who are doing a service. -Mike Thompson

I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans. -Osama bin Laden

Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money for the state? It's simply another example of Republicans fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure where she might be able to turn the state's budget around. -Bart Stupak

Everybody knows it hurts to grow up… and we're still fighting it. -Ben Folds

Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate. -Larry David

Of course we've been fighting against stereotypes from Day One at East West. That's the reason we formed: to combat that, and to show we are capable of more than just fulfilling the stereotypes – waiter, laundryman, gardener, martial artist, villain. -Mako

I'm tired of fighting. I've always known that I can't be an action star all my life. -Jackie Chan

I've been very physical my whole life. I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest, and when I trained at drama school for three years, we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques. And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography. -Yvonne Strahovski

I've been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn, on issues you care about, my entire career. -Barack Obama

But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people. -David Axelrod

I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future. -Van Jones

In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions. -Julian Assange

I'm fighting for small businesses. I'm not fighting for big oil. Don't be confused. And there are thousands of businesses in this state that are at great risk. Meanwhile, the country keeps guzzling the oil, but we're out of work down here. We need to get back to work to build this region, and we intend to do so. -Mary Landrieu

And American voters understand that if we want to keep fighting to move in the new – in a new direction, we've got a long way to go. And we need to make sure we continue with Democrats being in the majority. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

We are not going back to the failed policies of the past. We are fighting for the middle class! -Nancy Pelosi

When we talk about fighting for our country, we're talking about our vote, our vote is our arms. -Sarah Palin

Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores. -Anthony Weiner

We're fighting an enemy that is far different than any we have got before. It's a nontraditional kind of war, and I think we need to step back, recalibrate how we go about protecting our borders and protecting our people, and resetting our position in the world. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

All these portrayals we see of knights fighting must be absolute rubbish because knights in armour could literally have only had two or three blows and then they'd have had to sit down to have a cup of tea. -Mark Strong

I want some colleague to be free to come help me when I say the time has come. That's what I'm fighting for, me. Now that sounds selfish. And if it helps somebody else, so be it. -Jack Kevorkian

I think what separates me from the candidates is the fact that I have a proven track record of being a fighter. A fighting for what people believe in, whether it is popular or not. Despite the opposition, I stand true. Because people know that I will do what I say. And that I say what I do. -Michele Bachmann

I have felt for the last 10 years I have had this battle; I've been fighting so hard to have an education. It's been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros' pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult. -Emma Watson

Golf isn't first on my list anymore. There are a lot of things ahead of golf and I have to go ahead and do those things so I can play golf. I'm tired of hurting. Tired of fighting pain. -Fuzzy Zoeller

I always wanted to be an actor, but I was always fighting it. It never seemed that honorable to me, and I guess I was always afraid that I might fail. -Rooney Mara

When I go to the clinic next and sit with a tube in my arm and watch the poison go in, I'm in an attitude of abject passivity. It doesn't feel like fighting at all; it just feels like submitting. -Christopher Hitchens

I was a lawyer for 10 years – a short time, but it molded me into who I am. My clients were little people fighting big corporations, so it was a natural thing to not only represent the little guy but also to pull for him – it's the American way. -John Grisham

I really feel that if it wasn't for the accident, I'd still be fighting. I would have handled some of these fighters. I would have made sure that the doctors would have declared me physically sound; and after that, I would have trained. -Roberto Duran

Some of the old refs have favoritism toward some of the fighters that are currently fighting. There should be a changing of the guard with the refs, the same way there are with fighters. -Roberto Duran

The life of a boxer is about fighting for world titles. -Roberto Duran

You learn from playing against the best players and the best teams, and we're going to keep fighting and figuring out ways to beat them. -Scott Brooks

There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now. To try to micromanage and dictate every little aspect. But that's not how I want to do things anymore. I'm thinking about how can I trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory? It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting. -Jeremy Lin

Milosevic will never stop, because he is fighting for personal power in Serbia. The only way to stop him is cutting the functioning of his war machine. He is spending $1.7 million a day on his war machine in Kosovo. -Fatos Nano

Families fighting childhood cancer should not have to worry about where they're going to get the next dose of the drug they need to save their child's life. -Amy Klobuchar

There's something about the good-hearted guy fighting the system. I just love that. That's how 'Speed' is. He's a really focused guy with a heart of gold and the corporations are trying to crush him and use him for his skills to make them more money. -Emile Hirsch

There are still personalities that you bond with or a fighting spirit that you connect with, but as a host you have to stay impartial and root for all of them. -Brooke Burns

I'm fighting against the bad poet who is prone to using too many words. -Wislawa Szymborska

I said in my mind, 'keep fighting.' -Kim Clijsters

You can't go fighting everyone that's harsh towards you. -Jake Lloyd

Smoking sucks! The one thing I would say to my kid is, 'It's not just that it's bad for you. Do you want to spend the rest of your life fighting a stupid addiction to a stupid thing that doesn't even really give you a good buzz?' -Katherine Heigl

It used to be that we disagreed over the basic facts we were fighting over, and we had different opinions about them. Now I think we accept different sources of authority. … And people can establish credibility on their own say-so as long as nobody follows the trail and calls them out on it. -Rachel Maddow

There's a real sense of fighting and destruction in our DNA that we don't get in touch with. -Joel Edgerton

I wanted to do a naval film and I flirted with different ideas, most of which ended up being too intense. So when the idea of 'Battleship' was first suggested, I was instantly drawn to the challenge – could I invent a movie around the idea of five ships fighting five ships? -Peter Berg

I'm fighting for the Commonwealth title on Saturday and I believe I'll be ready for a world title shot in the next 18 months. -Billy Joe Saunders

So we should all, me included, stop fighting each other and arguing about our differences on certain policies. -Robert Gibbs

Never stop. Never stop fighting. Never stop dreaming. -Tom Hiddleston

I'm not fighting with myself. -Marat Safin

Tennis players we're always playing in center courts that feel like arenas. And when we get on the court and the crowd cheers your name or salutes you – it's like you're a gladiator in the arena. And everyone is cheering – and you're fighting, you're screaming, during your strokes – it feels like you're an animal, fighting for your life. -Novak Djokovic

Punk rock seemed to make sense. I was listening to The Clash and I really loved their social messages and they have a great history of fighting racism. -Justin Sane

We are all children of the same God, and we have to come together to solve our problems and not be fighting so much. -Ann Romney

I think I already proved that I wasn't just fighting for the money, because I fought as an amateur. I fought 90 fights for free. -Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I feel like I've been fighting in music and creating new ways and new opportunities to make things work even when people thought it wouldn't. -Pitbull

What you've got to realise is that footballers, and me in particular, have seen everything in the changing room. Everything. I've seen the manager kicking off with the players, the players kicking off with him, players fighting each other, managers fighting, everything. -Ryan Giggs

I wouldn't support Limp Bizkit being on some snuff backyard brawling, fighting contest. -Fred Durst

And I think we created something incredible as a Democratic group, as a platform, as an effort to make a change in the country, and I think we did change this country. And I think we will continue to, and I know that my father is not going to stop fighting. -Vanessa Kerry

I, for one, am actually still incredibly idealistic, and I still can credibly or very strongly believe that you have to keep fighting for what you believe in, because it's only when you stop that you've truly lost. -Vanessa Kerry

Sometimes when you're fighting, fighting, fighting, the mind needs some time off and you regroup and get back to normal. -David Ortiz

I can't let time move on without fighting tooth and nail and hopefully being a part of a revolution that is positive. -Ian Somerhalder

There was a ton of fighting between my mother and father. The kids would be thrown into the middle, to choose sides. -Nick Carter

I'm fighting for the heart and soul of the Republican Party and I think if I win this campaign that people will take notice and the next time they select a candidate, they will look at the principles. -Doug Hoffman

For me, being leftist means fighting against injustice and inequality but, most of all, we want to live well. -Evo Morales

There's something that's very human about 'Warriorv that brings you out. You're watching the movie and, yeah, there's fighting – there's a tournament at the end of the movie – but it takes a long time to get to know these people. -Tom Hardy

After two years of fighting, government shutdowns and little to no agreement on anything except welfare reform in 1996, President Clinton was re-elected and decided it was time for compromise. -Ari Fleischer

I may, and I think I represent a tradition that means a lot to me, which has really always been about fighting for others, for middle-class families, for working class – for working people, you know, and that's a tradition and a commitment that I take very seriously. -Caroline Kennedy

You know, we've got to be responsible about our debt. We don't want the United States to ever be a dead beat, and not be able to pay its bills, either to our soldiers who are fighting or to Social Security recipients. -Claire McCaskill

I actually think that the dotting of the i's and the crossing of the t's is what separates the United States, the United Kingdom, our allies, from those who we are fighting. -Eric Holder

I was so busy fighting and so busy trying to keep everything above water that I didn't realize I was spiraling downward with nowhere to go. -Lorraine Bracco

Proper school nutrition must be complemented by activities outside of the cafeteria. The decisions parents make to keep their kids healthy are critical in fighting this battle on the home front. -Tom Vilsack

I get along great with directors, but I think some producers would tell you I'm a pain. They may say I'm tough to work with, but I have a great passion for what I do. I believe in fighting for it. -Amy Irving

You can't tell me that all the wars we are fighting are in America's national security interest. -Todd Rokita

If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler's bidding. -Sun Tzu

I'm a Hall of Famer and I'm still fighting for it because I love the game and I love to play. -Rickey Henderson

When you talk about aiding this country against that country or about fighting terrorism, when you actually take that decision and strip it down, it always comes down to one person in the field giving specialized training to somebody else in the field. -Robert D. Kaplan

Because I do so many action-oriented films, I started working with stunt people doing fight training, then I found it to be just great exercise. Also I like to be fit, so I've continued on with fight training. Right before I got to do 'Conan,' I was fighting off four guys. Its great fun. And strange. -Rose McGowan

I think what the Tea Party movement is – I'm all for it; they're out there fighting for our rights, fighting for what our forefathers stood for. -Luke Scott

I'm not a fighter, but in my mind I'm fighting every day. 'What's new? What am I doing?' I'm fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren't samurai, but my soul is. -Masaharu Morimoto

All Marines, sailors and civilian Marines, regardless of sexual orientation, are Marines first. Every Marine is a valued member of our war-fighting team. -James F. Amos

They have been talking about a dictatorship and they were right because there's a dictatorship and there's a government that has been fighting that dictatorship, the dictatorship of the media. -Rafael Correa

You got to fight for quality art and equality and all the things that we're fighting for, the things we believe in. Choice and preference and all those things that we support. We don't want to give up that fight. You got to keep doing it. -Christopher Cross

I won't stop fighting to give Nevadans access to affordable health care just because my husband is a doctor, just like I won't stop standing up for veterans because my father served in World War II. -Shelley Berkley

Aikido is not merely about fighting and the development of the physical self but the perfection of the spiritual man at the same time. It has very harmonious movements, very beautiful to watch and beautiful for your body to feel. -Steven Seagal

I love the idea of going to work and having to fight and learn a new skill set, whether it's muay Thai or Kali or Filipino stick fighting. To me, it's like college for life. -Jeremy Renner

I really hated fighting people and hurting them, but felt unable to stop. -Jack Dee

There's not much out there that people are fighting for that leaves them with nothing but honor. -Jeffrey Donovan

As much as they'll let me I do my own stunts and I do all my own fighting. -Jeffrey Donovan

I will do everything in my power to make sure people are aware that our team is out there fighting the good fight for the tennis fans of the United States. -Jim Courier

But most of my songs were about believing in yourself, standing up for yourself and fighting for what you believe in. -Dee Snider

No matter what side of the spectrum you're on, you like to see your team fighting for the principle. -Bob McDonnell

People love westerns worldwide. There's something fantasy-like about an individual fighting the elements. Or even bad guys and the elements. It's a simpler time. There's no organized laws and stuff. -Clint Eastwood

Concentration of executive power, unless it's very temporary and for specific circumstances, let's say fighting world war two, it's an assault on democracy. -Noam Chomsky

Michael Vick may enjoy watching dogs fight. Someone else may find that repulsive but see nothing wrong with eating an animal who has had a life as full of pain and suffering as the lives of the fighting dogs. It's strange that we regard the latter as morally different from, and superior to, the former. -Gary L. Francione

Governor Scott Walker didn't know who he was messing with when he picked a fight with the hard-working union folks of Wisconsin. He must have forgotten that Wisconsin is the Badger State. And badgers are scrappy little creatures. We may look cute, warm and fuzzy, but we have a fighting spirit. -Gwen Moore

When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America's bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history. -Rahm Emanuel

I was fighting every windmill, especially when I was in college. -Bill Parcells

At the start of my career, when I used to toss and turn at night, I was fighting that feeling and wanting to go to sleep. Now I know that's normal, so I'll just get up and watch TV or something. I know it's just my subconscious mind getting ready for a game. -Sachin Tendulkar

Women rule the world. It's not really worth fighting because they know what they're doing. Ask Napoleon. Ask Adam. Ask Richard Burton or Richie Sambora. Many a man has crumbled. -Jon Bon Jovi

When resources are degraded, we start competing for them, whether it is at the local level in Kenya, where we had tribal clashes over land and water, or at the global level, where we are fighting over water, oil, and minerals. So one way to promote peace is to promote sustainable management and equitable distribution of resources. -Wangari Maathai

I used to be so aggressive, but after a while I started learning. It's not that I know how to adapt, but I know all styles of fighting so I can change my style of fighting to whatever it needs to be. That just comes from years of training and a lot of sparring partners. -Marlen Esparza

It's always tough when you're fighting with your husband on the court. -Li Na

I just keep fighting and try to be the last one standing. -Li Na

I have spent my tenure in office – and, in fact, my adult lifetime – fighting for things that I care deeply about. And as anyone who knows me will tell you, I do not back down from tough fights. -Bev Perdue

We face a choice this election. President Obama is fighting for changes that grow the economy from the middle out and help all Americans succeed – jobs, education, health reform, the DREAM Act, equal pay for women. He is moving us forward with opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow. Mitt Romney wants to take us back to yesterday. -Eva Longoria

There will be trying times during Obama's presidency, and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country. -Bill Kristol

Hardworking Americans are fighting every day to provide for themselves and their families, and leave a more prosperous country for the next generation. -Luis Fortuno

We, the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, will keep fighting – our shoulders square, our lipstick on – because you deserve equal pay for your hard work. -Barbara Mikulski

Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for. -Norman Schwarzkopf

The benefit of appointing a hawkish central banker is the increased inflation-fighting credibility that such an appointment brings. -Ben Bernanke

It's wonderful that so many people want to contribute to fighting aids or malaria. But, if somebody isn't paying attention to the overall health system in the country, a whole lot of money can be wasted. -Paul Wolfowitz

I love that 'Much Ado About Nothing,' passionate, smart fighting. I love fighting with guys, and that's something that I don't get to see: arguing at a high level with a member of the opposite sex. That didn't really happen that much on 'The Office.' I just like that 'Moonlighting,' Benedick-Beatrice type of thing. -Mindy Kaling

I really love 'Bridget Jones's Diary' – and I love the book, too. You wonder how it ever got made into a movie. She's supposed to be chubby, and two of the hottest guys ever are straight-up fighting over her? -Mindy Kaling

The Bible tells us that there are some things worth fighting for. In fact, the Bible says there's some things worth dying for. -Rick Warren

It's the bullies who are afraid, are the ones that do all the fighting. It's not the secure kids that get out there and fight. It's the insecure kids. -Chuck Norris

People react to criticism in different ways, and my way is definitely to come out fighting. -David Beckham

I'm a professor of media studies as well as humanities, and I'm an evangelist of popular culture, but when there's only media, then there's going to be a slow debasement of language, and that's what I think we're fighting. -Camille Paglia

I've spent my career fighting the worst practices of insurance companies. -Kathleen Sebelius

Whether it has been supporting Corby's new free school, or fighting for the truth on the Cube overspend and land development deals, or striving to protect the East Northamptonshire countryside, in my work as the local MP I have always been struck, as I said in my maiden speech, by the pride people have in our area. -Louise Mensch

I am not fighting for success, just to get more beauty out of myself and share it with more people. -Ben Okri

There seems to be more opportunities for old guys like me to do a little fighting and running because the lead characters also require a bit of depth and maturity and gravitas that one is likely to acquire doing drama all those years. -Liam Neeson

I don't do my own stunts, but I do my own fighting. I don't consider fighting to be a stunt. -Liam Neeson

I'd always wanted to be an action heroine. That's a chick dream, getting to wear a leather bodysuit and be blonde and kick ass. But, what really attracted me to 'Dredd' was the script. It was fantastic! It was about people and characters, and not just about explosions and fighting. -Olivia Thirlby

You know, I think when you are unemployed, especially for a long time, it's hard to be inspired or hopeful almost about anything. So it's tough, especially when there has been such gridlock here in D.C. You know, when we are fighting and can't get anything done, whether you are liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, no one wins. -Peter Welch

I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure. I shall of course be continuing to write music – in my world it just has to be part of the therapy – and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year. -Jon Lord

I like fighting. I get into rows all the time. -Carlos Fuentes

I now have two different audiences. There's the one that has been watching my action films for 20 years, and the American family audience. American jokes, less fighting. -Jackie Chan

One principle I've been fighting for that doesn't endear me to a lot of people is that black people can be just as complicated and screwed up as white people. Our motives can be just as base and violent. Suffering does not necessarily ennoble you. -Henry Louis Gates

The media tried to destroy my parents and has taken things completely out of context, but there's not a whole lot you can do in terms of fighting back. You have to hope that it passes, which it always does. But they have to be careful. They didn't necessarily sign up for this. -Katy Perry

I'm strong and opinionated. Those qualities brought me a lot of problems since I was a little girl in school, saying 'I don't agree' and fighting with the children. It's part of my curiosity for life. -Penelope Cruz

My mother and father didn't love each other, so they were always fighting. -Tina Turner

Previously known for its six syllables of sweetness and light, reconciliation has become the political fighting word of the year. -William Safire

On August 28, 2010, Fox News messiah Glenn Beck hosted a 'Restoring Honor' revival meeting featuring sexy guest star Sarah Palin, much as Bob Hope would roll out Raquel Welch in white go-go boots on his U.S.O. tours to give our fighting men a morale lift in their khakis. -James Wolcott

When you're writing you're constantly fighting demons to sit down and do what you do. If you listen to the voices outside your head, in addition to the ones inside your head, you'll never get anything done. There's enough inner strife. -Melissa Rosenberg

Of course, the majority of us would speak up in the face of outrageous bigotry, but do we speak up in a social situation when someone casually refers to something as 'gay'? If we don't, we are standing with the homophobes whom we are quietly fighting. -Jack Antonoff

Judge for yourself who's still fighting for change and who got sick on power, because the person in the Miraflores has forgotten about the people of Venezuela. -Henrique Capriles Radonski

When I was fighting communism, there was rapid development of satellite television and cell phones, and communism, to survive, would have to block all these information devices. -Lech Walesa

I don't like any sport except boxing and bull fighting. -David Bailey

I didn't realise I was going to be fighting the whole world. -Robert Atkins

I am fighting for those middle-class families who want us to deal with our debt and deficit, but they also want the investments that are critical to our country moving forward. -Patty Murray

I always seem to find myself fighting the law of equilibrium – the great leveling force that brings things to the mean and takes the 'cartoonishness' out of life. Perhaps I am doing a very unnatural thing… If Einstein were still alive I would ask him about it. -Jane Siberry

I treat any scene the same – dialogue, action – you're still creating something in character. It's all acting, fighting. -Clive Owen

Each culture has its own form of staged combat, evolved from its particular method of street fighting and cleaned up for presentation as a spectacle, e.g. savate, Cornish wrestling, karate, kung-fu. -David Mamet

I used to think I'd like to be a fireman – in fact, I still would – and the only drawback I could see was coming back to the firehouse, after a day of fighting fires, and still having to put in an eight-hour day writing. -David Mamet

I have been fighting writing songs for a long time. People keep telling me I should write, and other writers have offered to write with me, and to be honest, it's not something I've ever really had a passion for – plus I wasn't sure I had the talent to do it! -Martina McBride

Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith – even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity. -Karen Armstrong

I saw the prospect of serving as labor secretary as a wonderful opportunity to further the policies that I have been fighting for my whole life, and I had to seize it. -Hilda Solis

If you clean your body out so that it is not fighting against you, you rest better, think better and you're always light on your feet. -Ray Lewis

I am fighting vigorously for less spending, less waste and limited government. I strongly believe that the more government grows, the less freedom Americans have. -Ed Royce

I'm not limited by my gender, and I don't think anyone else should be either. Because I am the age I am and I sort of rode the crest of the first profound post-suffragette feminists, I wasn't fighting to burn my bra. Those women fought that fight just seconds before I came into womanhood. -Ellen Barkin

Fighters find it hard to give up doing what they do best – fighting for a living. -Evander Holyfield

Deep down, I reckon the sweetest moment will come when it's finally all over. When, at last, I know that I can stop fighting. Of course it'll also be a little sad. The sweetest moments, y'know, always come with just a little sadness. -Evander Holyfield

The U.S. should be equally responsible for diminishing the cocaine market within the United States as it is in fighting the drug elsewhere. -Evo Morales

I get the celebrity game now – you can go from being hot to fighting to be seen. -Katharine McPhee

People are even more wary of politicians and they are realizing that democracy isn't just about putting a cross on a ballot every four years, it's about deciding what you want and fighting for it. -Mark Thomas

There's a huge difference between stage fighting and real sword fighting. -Kit Harington

I never thought I'd be an expert at sword fighting, I never thought I'd be an expert in protein powders – I'm close to being an expert in both. It's great! -Liam McIntyre

I never complain. I chose the road of fighting with the Ukrainian oligarchy in 1996, and have paid for this with my freedom and that of my husband, my father and my close friends. -Yulia Tymoshenko

We must uphold the fighting of tigers and flies at the same time, resolutely investigating law-breaking cases of leading officials and also earnestly resolving the unhealthy tendencies and corruption problems which happen all around people. -Xi Jinping

One of the biggest struggles of my life is my weight. My weight is always going up and down, and I'm always fighting that, and I think that no matter what I do, I'm never going to look good enough to everybody else. -Khloe Kardashian

For a long time I felt like I was fighting my age, like I was constantly trying to prove to people that I was a savvy peer, and I felt them viewing me as a kid. I was a cocky kid, and I felt like I was an adult at, like, 9, you know? I think that's because my parents always treated me as an adult. -Ezra Miller

Since I've started fighting it has taught me a lot about self respect, self confidence and self control. -Gina Carano

I like fighting because it's honest. -Gina Carano

There are certain things that I always dreamed of, like fighting in the UFC. There's just certain things that I feel like haven't been accomplished there. There's such great women coming up in the sport; seems like a wonderful time to be in women's MMA. -Gina Carano

I don't get paid what people think I get paid for fighting. -Gina Carano

I've had cameras on me since I started the art of fighting and I think that I'm used to having cameras on me in adrenaline-type situations. -Gina Carano

I think I came up in fighting in a really technical way. If you've ever seen my fights, you know I love distance, I love technique. -Gina Carano

Of course, fighting is not going to be as graceful as movie fighting. I don't like it to be ugly and I don't like it to be one big brawl or people clobbering each other. -Gina Carano

A lot of people enjoyed the film 'Haywire' and a lot of people have mixed feelings on it but regardless, a lot of people have said really wonderful things about it being my first experience, that the fighting they absolutely enjoyed. So I think I've gotten a lot more fans, actually. -Gina Carano

In the end, my story, in Iraq and afterward, is about more than just killing people or even fighting for my country. It's about being a man. And it's about love as well as hate. -Chris Kyle

Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq. That's why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy 'savages.' There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there. -Chris Kyle

When we read dystopia, we root for these people to break free because we are these people; hoping and fighting against things that are bigger than ourselves. -Ally Condie

In these times, in this harsh, rude, warring world that we live in, where most of the bloodshed is 'My god is greater than your god,' and we're fighting in the name of our god, we have to find a way to peaceably coexist, spiritually. -Vera Farmiga

We filmed 'Labyrinth' in South Africa for two and a half months and it was just the most unbelievable experience. Lots of sword fighting, mud in hair and lots of weeping! It's very different from 'Downton' because I was going to work and having mud put in my hair – it's the other extreme of the look! -Jessica Brown Findlay

When I saw contestants fighting for their lives on 'The Biggest Loser,' I realized I just wanted to be healthy – to have fun playing soccer with my son or teaching my daughter to shoot hoops. Then it was so much easier to say no to carbs, soda, or dessert, and the weight just came off. -Alison Sweeney

Maybe people become bitter when they don't know what they are fighting for. But I keep my eyes open. -Eva Gabrielsson

I think it's obvious when you're watching a movie, and there's people fighting or someone's slipping on the side of the building, that it's fake and it really removes you from it. -Ellen Page

I think the NAACP isn't recognized enough for all of the work it does, especially in the field of law. They may have faded from view over the last couple of decades, but they are fighting the good fight. -Tayari Jones

The minute your parents die, you stop fighting them. I realized the more I changed my face for films, the more I looked like him. I always liked to disguise myself because I was trying to run away from his image. But all that is not worth it. -Vincent Cassel

The common denominator all Latinos have is that we want some respect. That's what we're all fighting for. -Cristina Saralegui

I'm still fighting really hard to get any role I get. If it's comedy, I go for the laughs. And if it's drama, I try to tell the truth, and try to play the real stakes of whatever scenario the character's in. -Chris Pratt

The costumes are insane on 'Once Upon a Time.' It did influence my taking the job, the fact that not only would I be horseback riding and sword fighting and traipsing through the woods but I would be doing all those things in insane, medieval garb. -Ginnifer Goodwin

If I read something great and I want to go after it, I go after it. You don't wait to see what Hollywood wants to do with you. You decide what you want to do. I don't mind fighting when I really want something. -Marlon Wayans

Sword fighting is just as fun as it looks on the screen. -Ben Barnes

Bulls can do nothing to demand justice. They can only defend themselves as best they can in a fight with a pre-determined ending and die never knowing why they were forced to endure such a painful and prolonged death. It's up to us, as a civilized society, to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting. -Ingrid Newkirk

Whether the issue was black political power or nuclear power, Scott-Heron didn't mince words. His comeback record, 'I'm New Here,' doesn't mince words either, but instead of political battles, these songs suggest he's fighting personal ones. -Will Hermes

The thing about 'Dark Knight' is its objective is to set Batman into your world, so that you can imagine the moral dilemmas he faces are exactly parallel to moral dilemmas that you would face in this world, today, if you were out there fighting crime dressed like a bat. -Zack Snyder

Comics have a problem, and that is continuity – the obsession with placing the characters in an existing world, where every event is marked in canon. You're supposed to believe that these weepy star boys of now are the same gung-ho super teens fighting space monsters in the '60s, and they've only aged perhaps five years. -John Hodgman

Be reactionary. React to what the market wants. And the market wants one-on-one real time engagement. Now that we have the tools to engage, I'm going to continue fighting for the end user. -Gary Vaynerchuk

In the acting game, you spend a long time fighting against what the director perceives you to be. And half the time the directors don't know. -Peter Mullan

I think Americans understand that in Afghanistan, unlike in Iraq and Vietnam, we are fighting an enemy allied with the people who attacked us on 9/11. -Richard Holbrooke

To me, it's not necessarily about whom you vote for, it's more about the fact that you go out and exercise that right. There's a lot of people who fight for our right to vote and people in other countries fighting for other peoples' right to vote and I think everyone should exercise that vote. -Robert Griffin III

I grew up in the military. I've lived that life. I know that our soldiers are out there fighting for our right to vote, and they're out there fighting for other countries' rights to vote… Guys have been dying for it, and we have to go out and exercise it. -Robert Griffin III

With my history, unfortunately, with my family suffering through gun violence, it's something that I feel passionately about, that even though the odds are certainly always uphill, that doesn't mean that I will stop fighting to try to change that. -Carolyn McCarthy

I am sure that there are some single payer advocates who think the only thing worth fighting for is single payer. -Bernie Sanders

The thing is, my fantasies about being a parent always involved fighting for my unpopular child, doing for her what my own parents couldn't do for me when I was a girl. I am so ready to be that little girl's mother. -Ayelet Waldman

'The Queen Is Dead' is not merely the Smiths' best album, but it is one of those timeless, perfect, inexhaustible artifacts that could only have been made by a gang of sullen, sun-deprived rock & roll boys fighting off adulthood tooth and nail. -Rob Sheffield

The American military generally counts on a kill ratio of 10 to 1 when fighting lightly armed insurgents: for every dead American, there are probably 10 dead enemy. -Sebastian Junger

I don't care who you are or what you have gone through – everyone has something they are fighting for. -Cara Castronuova

Democrats are fighting fire with fire. Our principled stance on Medicare and Social Security is absolutely no different than the Republicans' stance on no revenue increases without cuts. -Judy Chu

I'm not a pacifist. I feel that there are situations where fighting is inescapable, but we don't go looking for those things. -Bruce Cockburn

The army should go back to their assigned duties, and police should take the responsibility of fighting the cartels. -Vicente Fox

I have to give moral support to my supporters. If I'm not going to fight anymore, that might hurt the feelings of my supporters. They are fighting for democracy. They are fighting for the rule of law. -Thaksin Shinawatra

I think there is a heritage which I'm proud of, which is a fight for democracy, a fight for social justice, a fight for freedom. My grandfather went to jail or exile six times in his life, fighting for his principles for democracy, or for his country. And my father twice. -George Papandreou

I think of myself as being a bit of a wimp deep down – a bourgeois wimp – and I'm fighting that. I think all Brits are, maybe. -Helen Mirren

When things could've gone really bad, rugby caught my interest and I really stuck with it. The sport brought me, maybe off the streets where we'd be fighting, into putting in a good effort in the rugby field where you're kind of rewarded for that rough behaviour instead of in trouble with the law. -Daniel Cudmore

Any Westerner can now buy a Koran for a dollar and burn it, while any Muslim with a platform can transform that act into a fighting offense. As passions rise on both sides of the divide, Western provocateurs and Islamist hotheads have found each other, as confrontations occur with increasing frequency. -Daniel Pipes

I was a dancer for fifteen years, and I think a lot of what dancing gives you crosses over so much into anything to do with fighting, martial arts, anything action. -Sharni Vinson

From a child's point of view, there is rarely a great time for parents to separate, even if there has been a lot of commotion and fighting. -Susie Orbach

Pop is the most competitive form of music there is. You are always fighting to be adopted and accepted by the masses, and it's always shifting. -will.i.am

I know it's politically incorrect but I enjoy things like the kick boxing and cock fighting. -Wilbur Smith

My family were great story-tellers. My mum was one of 12 and they were all fighting to tell stories. You have to tell a good tale or no one is going to listen. You have to make it entertaining and interesting. That's how I learned to tell stories. -Denise Mina

When you're fighting for economic and social justice, you're always fighting for the minority. -Bob Kerrey

My agent asked if I fancied Robin Hood and I thought: 'Yeah, why not?' I hadn't watched it, to be honest, but I'd seen bits and knew it was really popular Saturday family viewing with heaps of action. I thought it would be great fun. I was up for a good old play-fighting and the scripts were terrifically exciting. -Joanne Froggatt

Obama not only falsely represented the Republican position – as usual – he shamelessly pretended that he was The One 'fighting so hard to cut middle-class taxes.' Baloney! -Bob Beauprez

John Carter was also one of our first recognizable superhumans and there is little doubt that his extraordinary physical feats inspired Superman's creators. Remember: before Superman could fly or turn back time, he was nothing less than an earthbound crime-fighting John Carter in tights. -Junot Diaz

My father's generation's crisis was fighting fascism. Ours is fighting climate change. It is much harder because you can't see it, it is not an obvious threat. But the solution is in our hands. -Nicholas Stern

For nearly two years, I was flying above the planet with my camera. I knew straight away that this was something important to do, just at this moment, a portrait of the planet for the millennium year. I worked in 80 countries, fighting for money all the time. -Yann Arthus-Bertrand

'The Fighter' was about a family struggling to overcome and fighting each other sometimes, and I went back and rewrote this script which I had written for my son initially because my son has mood disorder. -David O. Russell

I was 11 when I started boxing. My brother was fighting before I did, and he got me into it. -Nonito Donaire

Moving up and fighting the best keeps me hungry. -Nonito Donaire

To be quite frank and honest with you, it drives me absolutely crazy when my kids fight, the sound of them fighting and not getting along. -Josie Bissett

True terrorism, you know, weaponized fear. In defense of ourselves, we're fighting – actively fighting something else. But if you're going to fight terrorism, to me, you fight the root causes of terrorism. -Lupe Fiasco

If we want the most effective fighting force, we need to pick the most qualified capable man for the job, even if it's a woman. -Martha McSally

We moved to the city when I was 7, and the lack of exercise made me frustrated. I started fighting with my sisters, and my parents put me in judo as an outlet. I became very competitive and won a lot of medals. -Cesar Millan

We're still leaderless. We still don't have strong organizations that are fighting for us; there isn't a national AIDS organization out there worth squat in my opinion. -Larry Kramer

Mr. Do-Nothing Obama will say today, 'Lets think of all the poor dead people' – or 'let's honor all the dead' instead of fighting for the living. He has been really useless in terms of both HIV and gay issues. He is simply not a leader. He may be president, but he is not a leader. -Larry Kramer

I don't consider myself an artist. I consider myself a very opinionated man who uses words as fighting tools. -Larry Kramer

Working with Scorsese was an absolute dream, and one of my favourite ever jobs was 'Beowulf' because it was just pure acting. Your imagination explodes as you try to imagine you're fighting a dragon or whatever. -Ray Winstone

Artists and celebrities are citizens, and as such you have a responsibility to keep fighting for justice because there are monolithic power structures and systemic oppression out there. -Emily Saliers

Congress hasn't declared war on the countries – the majority of them are our allies – but without asking for public permission, NSA is running network operations against them that affect millions of innocent people. And for what? So we can have secret access to a computer in a country we're not even fighting? -Edward Snowden

Men and women in my lifetime have died fighting for the right to vote: people like James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered while registering black voters in Mississippi in 1964, and Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 during the Selma march for voting rights. -Jeff Greenfield

I have been fighting over commas all my life. -Mark Helprin

'American Idol' is sometimes lumped with reality shows and it has that element – folks-next-door battling it out in a contest. But instead of fighting leeches, bugs, parasites and each other, as on CBS's 'Survivor' and other shows that imitate it, the 'American Idol' contestants, of course, sing. -Tom Shales

Arthur Scargill's leadership of the miners' strike has been a disgrace. The price to be paid for his folly will be immense. He will have destroyed the N.U.M. as an effective fighting force within British trade unionism for the next 20 years. If kamikaze pilots were to form their own union, Arthur would be an ideal choice for leader. -Jimmy Reid

I think standing and fighting and working alongside all of these people that raise their right hand and serve their nation… really wipes away the distractions of some of the petty things we think are important at home. -Pete Hegseth

I want to do my part in fighting for America's future. That's why I have decided to run for the United States Senate. -Sarah Steelman

Too often, the idea seemed to be that the cost of being part of Europe was being less like Britain. So after years of fighting to defend Europe against attacks from the Eurosceptic right, it would be fatal to retreat into the same arguments and begin the battle anew. -Douglas Alexander

Making loans and fighting poverty are normally two of the least glamorous pursuits around, but put the two together and you have an economic innovation that has become not just popular but downright chic. The innovation – microfinance – involves making small loans to poor entrepreneurs, usually in developing countries. -James Surowiecki

Dieting by portion control doesn't work because one is constantly fighting addictive drives. -Joel Fuhrman

People try to glorify war, particularly those who aren't actually fighting in them. People tend to make heroes of those who are fighting in them. -John Boyne

When I was a little boy, Marvin Hagler was my idol. He got no respect for most of his career. His fighting style was straight ahead. He took every shot thrown at him, and he kept punching back 'til he won. I honestly feel that's how I am. I take big shots from people. But I keep going. -James Frey

At the end of the day, I'm reading the news. I'm not digging ditches. I'm not fighting fires. It's a long day, and it's a lot of responsibility, and it can be a little bewildering sometimes with the schedule. But, you know, it's a job, and they pay me well to do a job. -Lester Holt

I would say I'm more fascinated by Big Daddy V than I am necessarily a huge fan of Big Daddy V. He simply threw on the double-strapped unitard… and now he's some sort of fearsome, fighting, wrecking machine. -James Roday

You hear younger women say, 'I don't believe I'm a feminist. I believe women should have equal right and I believe in fighting for the rights of other women, but I'm certainly not a feminist. No, no, not that!' It's just a word. If you called it 'Fred' would it be better? -Gail Collins

Performance has to be mainstream art. This is what I'm fighting for. -Marina Abramovic

My father was very disappointed by war and fighting. And he thought language could help us out of cycles of revenge and animosity. And so, as a journalist, he always found himself asking lots of questions and trying to gather information. He was always very clear to underscore the fact that Jewish people and Arab people were brother and sister. -Naomi Shihab Nye

I've participated in many demonstrations since I was a child. When I was at medical college, I was fighting King Farouk, then British colonization, against Nasser, against Sadat who pushed me into prison, Mubarak who pushed me into exile. I never stopped. -Nawal El Saadawi

There can be people who are feminist, and people who hold the completely opposite view but are still feminists. It seems to me from the outside that there's a lot of people busy fighting each other rather than working toward their goals. It's a shame. -Neil Strauss

International law says people fighting for self-determination can use force in order to achieve their independence. -Norman Finkelstein

In a way, 'On the Road's greatest victory is that nobody's eyes will be opened any longer by reading it; the last time I met any young people who were actually 'on the road' was when I covered Occupy St. Louis. Those few, dirty kids were fighting a battle even they couldn't articulate. -Tony D'Souza

The world is a multiplicity, a harvest-field, a battle-ground; and thence arises through human contact ways of numbering, or mathematics, ways of tillage, or agriculture, ways of fighting, or military tactics and strategy, and these are incorporated in individuals as habits of life. -George Edward Woodberry

Three days after my brother died, my father was in the hospital. He just did not want to live anymore. Before, he was fighting and loving life. -Marc Forster

I hate fights. I try to talk people out of fighting if I can and if they start I run away. -Diego Luna

The hockey I was raised on, the hockey I understand, the hockey that my dad taught me about when I was a boy was intrinsically connected with fighting. I grew up in a house where we revered tough guys. -Jay Baruchel

I think that Vietnam, many of us who served in Vietnam thought that was very wasteful, and to what end? To what end? What were we really there for? What were we really fighting for? -Richard Armitage

For people who have done comedy after a certain point in time, I think there's a base level of, 'O.K., I think I'm decently funny.' But unless you just have some massive ego, I really think you're still fighting against that. -Will Ferrell

I tried to take seriously the idea that if you tortured language you might arrive at some new truth. Later it became clear to me that I was retreading ground by fighting the literary battles of the 1950s and 1960s, and that I was actually a bit bored by some of the books I professed to love. -Hari Kunzru

I was a middle child. I grew up in Brooklyn with three sisters and a brother. You know what that means: everybody is constantly fighting with everybody and you are in the middle of the storm trying to make peace. That is your life. Making everybody work and play well together. -Richard Parsons

The experienced fighting pilot does not take unnecessary risks. His business is to shoot down enemy planes, not to get shot down. -Eddie Rickenbacker

War means fighting, and fighting means killing. -Nathan Bedford Forrest

It is what the poets of Ireland used to be saying, that every brave man, good at fighting, and every man that could do great deeds and not be making much talk about them, was of the Sons of the Gael; and that every skilled man that had music and that did enchantments secretly, was of the Tuatha de Danaan. -Lady Gregory

People are fighting over how our heartsongs are different. But they don't need to be the same. That's the beauty. We are a mosaic of gifts. Each of us has our inner beauty no matter how we look. -Mattie Stepanek

If it came to a magic genie, I would ask him for two extra wishes. One would be that no one would have to live with the muscular dystrophy disease or any disease. And the second one would be world peace, that we just stop fighting, talk about things, and we could live in harmony once again, like God intended us to do. -Mattie Stepanek

The airline business is the biggest team sport in the world. When you're all consumed with fighting among yourselves, your opponents can run over you every day. -Gordon Bethune

Working on a movie like 'Prince of Persia' was awesome. It was great fun to be an action hero and to jump around, running off walls and fighting and having great quippy lines. -Jake Gyllenhaal

I don't feel I'm fighting to reach this huge audience; it just happens. I go on stage before the audience arrives and look out to this vast empty house. There's something therapeutic about taking in the ring where you'll perform. -Danielle de Niese

Training a dog, to me, is on a par with learning to dance with my wife or teaching my son to ski. These are fun things we do together. If anyone even talks about dominating the dog or hurting him or fighting him or punishing him, don't go there. -Ian Dunbar

I've spent three hours hanging upside down while fighting off dinosaur attacks. That was a lot of fun. -Jason O'Mara

It's really Democrats who are fighting for working families and small businesses and trying to address the biggest problems that we have, which are huge disparities in incomes and wealth and money influencing the Democratic process. -Cynthia Dill

Don't get me wrong, I am a proud Republican, and I want to support my party. I am a firm believer in the Republican principles of smaller government, low taxes and economic freedom. I have spent my time in government service fighting for these principles. -David Schweikert

I'm indifferent and it's a matter of wanting to stay away from the whole Michael Vick situation, whether he is involved or not. I'm not saying anything about dogfighting or anyone who might be involved in it. -Jonathan Vilma

I want Dubai to be a place where everybody from all over the world meets each other, don't think of fighting or hate, just love it, enjoy their sport, and that's it. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

I've spent the better part of my career in politics and public policy working on and fighting for education reforms. -Mark McKinnon

I've always been at war with the guitar. All vocalists are fighting a war with the electric rhythm guitar. -Nick Cave

'Yela' represents hunger, life, light, fire, power. 'Wolf' speaks to my fighting spirit. The soul I put in my music. -Yelawolf

At the beginning, everything's possible and everybody gets equal time, all the characters, all the ideas. You don't know who's going to be the main characters; they're all fighting it out. It's like kind of the best time in a way. -Stephen Gaghan

One of the most unfortunate side effects of the urban activism of the '60s and '70s is the belief that development is wrong and that fighting it makes you an environmentalist. -Alex Steffen

For me, I skate as masculine as I can. I'm not a big strong guy. I'm not interested in fighting or throwing punches or balling my hands in fists all day. I'm not interested in guns, I'm not interested in football or stereotypically masculine things, so I'm going to skate in a fashion that is manly for Johnny Weir. -Johnny Weir

Many of us came away from our youth thinking that the story of the Revolution was that the Americans were patriots fighting the oppressive British. It was kind of good versus evil, liberty versus tyranny. When you get into it, you find that it was much more complicated. -Nathaniel Philbrick

One of the marvelous things about Churchill is that whatever he was doing, whether fighting or arguing or despairing or bouncing about full of energy, jokes are never far away. -Paul Johnson

The packaged food business environment is very Darwinian. You're fighting for survival every year; you evolve and grow or you die. It's really that simple. -Douglas Conant

If you're a wounded company, the other companies that have been around for a hundred years will smell it, and they will take advantage of you in a heartbeat. It takes a long time to get back in fighting form. -Douglas Conant

Much of my adult life has been spent fighting for equal opportunity, and the idea that I would support limiting opportunity for any segment of society, particularly women, is antithetical to who I am and what I have done. -Paul Tudor Jones

I'm still trying to decide. It's a really difficult one because I really enjoy my time in the Air Force. And I'd love to continue it. But the pressures of my other life are building. And fighting them off or balancing the two of them has proven quite difficult. -Prince William

We're living through a time where we are fighting wars fostered by politics, admittedly not on the same scale as the First World War, but with equally tragic realities for our soldiers and their families. -Benedict Cumberbatch

The thing about 'Watchmen' that people should know is that when it came out there was absolutely nothing like it. Up until then, comics were about the same thing: a guy in tights fighting another guy in tights and saving the girl – that was it. -Gerard Way

I started out fighting before I was acting, actually, then got hurt and got into the acting. -Mickey Rourke

Where I come from, being a hard man is being able to take a good beating and then get back up again and carry on fighting. -Mickey Rourke

These fledgling democracies in the Middle East, they're actually fighting for their freedom. And what are they rioting for in England? Leisurewear. -Noel Gallagher

When you're fighting for social justice, one of my biggest pet peeves is speaking out of ignorance. -Eva Longoria

People ask me about fighting in real life and, honestly, it wouldn't look as graceful as it does in film and TV. -Rachel Nichols

Feminism to me means fighting. It's a very nuanced, complex thing, but at the very core of it I'm a feminist because I don't think being a girl limits me in any way. -Tavi Gevinson

Last century we needed lawyers; this century we need big, broad coalitions. When extremists decide to attack all our communities, they must hope that there will be infighting. But we have stood all for one and one for all. That is how we will win. -Benjamin Todd Jealous

No one likes doing chores. In happiness surveys, housework is ranked down there with commuting as activities that people enjoy the least. Maybe that's why figuring out who does which chores usually prompts, at best, tense discussion in a household and, at worst, outright fighting. -Emily Oster

When I first went to school, I was fighting all the time. The soldier mentality was still in me. I kept getting expelled. I found it hard to take instructions from anyone who wasn't a military commander. -Emmanuel Jal

I'm still a soldier, fighting with my pen and paper for peace till the day I cease. -Emmanuel Jal

Every major communication tool on the Internet has spam and abuse problems. All email services, blogging services and social networks have to dedicate a significant amount of resources and time to fighting abuse and protecting their users. -Evan Williams

'Modern Warfare,' 'Black Ops,' these are all the next level of video games. The people are more detailed, the fighting is more exact, and I can't speak for every gamer out there, but I know when I play, I feel like I'm actually in the game. It's that intense. -Kevin Garnett

One thing I can take credit for, along with the rest of show business, is when the red ribbons were out, we cured AIDS. Any advancements that came towards fighting AIDS were not done by scientists or doctors – it was people with little ribbons on their lapels. -Gilbert Gottfried

Everybody needs to show respect to each others' ways and the cultural life that you get on this planet. Don't get caught up on 'I'm brown, black, white, red, blue, whatever.' You gotta ask, what were you called before 1492? All these names we're using now are just an illusion made to keep us fighting each other. -Afrika Bambaataa

It is much easier to fight through this thing called life with someone, as opposed to fighting alone. I absolutely want to be a wife and to come home to somebody who I know adores me. -LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

Even soldiers from the Vietnam War had said that when they were fighting in that war, the landmine was just one of any number of weapons to use in the fighting. It wasn't until they began to think about the aftermath and the legacy of landmines that they recognized the long-term, indiscriminate impact of the weapon. -Jody Williams

Animation is a great way to work. No early morning call times, no make-up chair. In live action, you're always fighting the clock; the sun is always going down too soon. -John C. Reilly

Poverty-fighting programs are not handouts – they are investments. -Irwin Redlener

When children are hungry, sleepy from a night spent fighting untreated asthma, or hobbled by symptoms of undiagnosed illnesses, they are less likely to do well in school. -Irwin Redlener

Look at the Civil Rights Movement. Look at any kind of fight for change. People had to keep fighting and taking their rights. Rights are never given to you. They have to be fought for and they have to be taken. -Jehane Noujaim

I've done a lot of fighting in my time, and I'm down to do some more. I don't want to, but you know, there's just certain things that you can't sit down and take. -Jill Scott

It's been said that horror films are experimental forms of art, and I agree. As an actress, you're put in positions and have to experience emotions that are way beyond reality, whether fighting in a post-apocalyptic world or being possessed by the Devil. -Ashley Bell

There's no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't be in the position that I am if I didn't have my 'One Tree Hill' fans. They're the most dedicated, devoted fans. They're behind you no matter what. If one person says one bad thing about me on Twitter, they're fighting back! -Jana Kramer

In fighting nature, man can win every battle except the last. If he should win that too, he will perish, like an embryo cutting its own umbilical cord. -Thor Heyerdahl

I don't like a tremendous amount of conflict. I don't think that fighting and passion are the same thing. -Tina Fey

I'm just a living witness that you can be an imperfect soldier and still be in the army fighting for God Almighty. Don't you think you got to be perfect 'cause I ain't. -Steve Harvey

Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams? -Tim Burton

Every penny from 'Gossip Girl,' my pension, my stocks has been spent fighting for my children. -Kelly Rutherford

I'm still fighting for parts – it's not like I'm sitting with a big pile of scripts putting them in a 'yes' and 'no' pile. -Emun Elliott

President Bush has asserted the right to wiretap and eavesdrop on any American without a warrant in the name of fighting terrorism. He has asserted presidential power beyond stated constitutional rights, and there is no Republican gutsy enough to call his hand. -Helen Thomas

Tesla is here to stay and keep fighting for the electric car revolution. -Elon Musk

It's not like I'm looking for a blonde or a brunette, light-skinned or dark-skinned. I feel like I give any girl a fighting chance. -Ryan Lochte

You can't judge a character that you're playing, because then you're fighting against doing what the character's doing. -Marshall Allman

The things I write about are the things that I am passionate about, interested in, and fighting for in my life. -Kristin Armstrong

I have several businesses that revolve around fighting: the training centres, the clothing line and all that stuff. I'll probably be involved in the sport in some way shape or form, and I'll continue to train and be active and do the things that I love to do. -Randy Couture

There's something very… spiritual about fighting. It's physically very challenging. It's for killing people, after all, so it's taught me how to look at something head on. It's like living – confronting something. Everything for me came from films. -Rinko Kikuchi

I love period pieces. It's where my skill sets lie, with the horseback riding, the sword fighting and the accents. I love that world, and I love working on those big, epic shows. That's what I hope to find myself in, in the future. -Kris Holden-Ried

I love boxing. I like to see the strategizing. Watching the warriors go to work. I like that struggle, going out there and fighting. -Barry Larkin

I like Aurora, 'Sleeping Beauty,' because she's just sleeping and looking pretty and waiting for boys to come kiss her. Sounds like a good life – lots of naps and cute boys fighting dragons to come kiss you. -Ariana Grande

Whether fighting or spitting, my discipline is unforgiving! -John Cena

The language of freedom-fighting was so co-opted by the baby boomers in order to express their now-hopelessly compromised ideologies that no other generation could emulate it without a smirk. This has created an apathetic generation in the West, with young people no longer distinguishing between the old order and the new. -Romola Garai

I've had some interesting roles along the way, but they tend to be cause-driven. They're always about something. There isn't time for character work as an actor because you're fighting the cause or mourning the child or fighting the disease, etc. -Bonnie Bedelia

Even here in America, people are fighting for civil rights 45 years after the civil rights movement. -Ruben Santiago-Hudson

I think that certainly the artists of the '40s, '50s and '60s were fighting a very conformist society, which didn't give them enough space to live or create, and they were bucking all kinds of spoken and unspoken rules. -Anne Roiphe

I started boxing at 12, and I was above weight for my age, so they put me in the ring with adults… When you're fighting all the time, it gives you the ability to fight without getting angry. -Curtis Jackson

Many friends of mine told me that normally only guys like a kung fu movie and the girls would be turned off – they want to see a love story. But Ip Man is a family man, so the women see this and go: 'I want my husband to be like this man. He'll be a scholar, he'll be fighting, he'll care for the family.' So we had a bigger audience. -Donnie Yen

Whenever you're fighting with weapons, there's a level of reality because people don't understand that these are still metal or hard rubber with sharp points – that if the timing's wrong, you could definitely get hurt. There's nothing like working with an actor who doesn't know what they're doing, because you're always in fear of losing an eye. -Will Yun Lee

My father was one of the first Tae Kwon Do Masters to come to the states in the '60s. He had one of the first all-African-American fighting teams, and I was basically raised in a karate studio since I was 3. It's part of my blood, competing, and all that stuff was responsible for a lot of me just growing up. -Will Yun Lee

If I could play any role in any musical, it would be Desiree in 'A Little Night Music' – Oh my, it is perfection. The character gets to be funny, beautiful, sexy and smart all at the same time and have two men fighting over her. The show is Stephen Sondheim at his absolute best… need I say more? -Nancy Allen

My martial arts came a lot from my uncle, who actually taught martial arts through the military. He was a black belt in tae kwon do, but also, he used a lot of military-style fighting where it's not the high kicks or anything like that. It's basically defeat your opponent as fast as possible. -Brian Tee

Everyone says we have our first African American president. Has there ever been a Jewish president? An Italian president? They don't say a damn thing about that. You think we're still fighting the Civil War or something. If you want to mention it in passing, OK. But don't dwell on it. -Monte Irvin

If you're fighting with your boyfriend, you can go to the movies and cry it out and leave happy because the ending of the film is happy. -Lindsay Lohan

How many stories have you read that aren't true, stories about me and Angie being married or fighting or splitting up? And when we don't split up, there's a whole new round that we've made up and we're back together again! -Brad Pitt

Hezbollah is not fighting for Syria. Hezbollah is not fighting for Iran. Hezbollah is fighting for Lebanon. -Hassan Nasrallah

I am a Minnesotan, and not just because I root for the Vikings and the Twins. I like the Minnesota-nice sensibility. I like the liberal tradition; I like the Hubert Humphrey tradition fighting for civil rights. -Al Franken

The Japanese had a very strong belief in Bushido, death before dishonour. They were fighting for their country; they were the aggressors in World War II. -Steven Spielberg

You can read books on stuff all day long, but until you get out there and just do it, if you want to start playing, and you want to make some music, then go out and play. Go find yourself a venue and play, even if it's in your home. Just play every day. You win the fight by fighting. -Christian Kane

I was one of those children forced into fighting at the age of 13, in my country Sierra Leone, a war that claimed the lives of my mother, father and two brothers. I know too well the emotional, psychological and physical burden that comes with being exposed to violence as a child or at any age for that matter. -Ishmael Beah

The Iranians don't intimidate! They're like the Vietnamese and the Iraqis. You want to start a war with them? They'll still be fighting in fifty years! -Ted Turner

People ask me a lot, 'Well, can you be pro-life and be feminist? Can you be conservative and be feminist?' And I think that, yeah, maybe personally you can be those things. But I think if you're advocating for legislation, or if you're fighting to limit other women's rights, then you can't really call yourself a feminist. -Jessica Valenti

One of the great tragedies I see is people not putting every effort into the foundation of their marriage. My grandmother told me that it's one man and one woman for life and that your marriage is worth fighting for. -Kay Robertson

I'm a fighter as a mother. I'm fighting to be a mother, but I cannot say no to my passion because it's me, as well. -Juliette Binoche

I have a real taste for doing action roles. I starred in a movie called 'Blast,' which was my first action film, and I loved the fighting – I think I've got the build, the attitude and the look for it. -Nadine Velazquez

I think dysfunctional people are being funneled into very corporate behaviour. Look at the Brits… no one's fighting, and it's boring. -Robbie Williams

Every season will have its dips and hard moments, and the challenge then is to make sure you don't get too down in those moments and make sure you come back fighting. -Frank Lampard

Technology has given us this wonderful opportunity to have low energy costs. We have to seize that, rather than keep debating and discussing and fighting over it. -Michael Porter

Once you start cycling, the city opens up for you. No longer are you fighting it, hot and frustrated; no longer are you at the mercy of bus drivers, roadworks, decisions made by others and over which you have no control. Believe me, once you've tasted this freedom, you're hooked. -Deborah Moggach

Writing is taking a risk, and it is actually fighting invisible and invincible enemies. They are over-confidence, stupidity, expectation and narcissism. -Andrea Hirata

I was a redhead and a middle child; both can make you feel excluded. It's like fighting to be included, in the swim of things. After a while you start to develop a bit of a victim mentality, which isn't great for a happy life. -Shirley Manson

If you walk through life in a fighting pose with your fists balled up and ready to strike, someone, someday, somewhere, is going to want to test your mettle. -Neal Boortz

Some people say you have to fight cancer. But it was fighting me. The cure was worse than the disease, and it left me totally exhausted and depressed. I just hid myself away in my daughter-in-law's flat. -Maggie Smith

In our state, I'm really proud of the fact that the ones who overturned Jim Crow in Kentucky were Republicans fighting against an entirely unified Democrat Party. So I am proud to be Republican. I can't imagine being anything else. -Rand Paul

I'm humbled to follow in the footsteps of Ed Feulner, who built the most important conservative institution in the nation. He has been a friend and mentor for years and I am honored to carry on his legacy of fighting for freedom. -Jim DeMint

It is totally different making films in the East than in the West. In the East, I make my own Jackie Chan films, and it's like my family. Sometimes I pick up the camera because I choreograph all the fighting scenes, even when I'm not fighting. I don't have my own chair. I just sit on the set with everybody. -Jackie Chan

I am not against migration. It is simply pragmatic to restrict migration, while at the same time encouraging integration and fighting discrimination. I support the idea of the free movement of goods, people, money and jobs in Europe. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

What are we Democrats fighting for? We are not fighting for salvation and going to heaven. But we are fighting for Medicaid, Medicare, health care, education, jobs, helping old folks. -Charles B. Rangel

You look after yourself. You believe in God. And if people want to drag you down, you fight that, and you keep on fighting. -Mohamed Al-Fayed

My father was a professor of political science and also a young politician fighting for democracy in Kenya, and when things got ugly, he went into political exile in Mexico. Then I moved back to Kenya shortly after I turned one, and I grew up in Kenya. -Lupita Nyong'o

At least in Russia, you cannot just go and tap into someone's phone conversation without a warrant issued by court. That's more or less the way a civilized society should go about fighting terrorism. -Vladimir Putin

My father was a professor of political science and also a young politician fighting for democracy in Kenya, and when things got ugly, he went into political exile in Mexico. -Lupita Nyong'o

In credits, I'm 'Michael' sometimes now, but people know you as something, so there's no point fighting it. 'Squiggle,' you'll always be 'Prince,' and 'The Rock,' just accept it. I want to move on, but not that much. So I'm still known as 'Johnny Vegas.' -Johnny Vegas

The big message of gospel is that you don't have to keep fighting the universe; you can stop, and the universe is quite good to you. There is a loss of ego. -Brian Eno

In the old days, when Muhammad Ali was fighting Ken Norton, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, there was a lot of excitement in the heavyweight division, I have to admit it. -Wladimir Klitschko

I remember once I had lunch with George W Bush, his father, and Condoleezza Rice. Then I went home to find my dog and my neighbour's dog fighting over a dead rabbit, and I had to separate them. I like that my home life keeps things real. -Jeff Kinney

Since I do seven different styles of martial arts, I don't foresee myself fighting the same in any two movies. I think every fighting style should fit the character that's doing the fighting. -Michael Jai White

I've never felt like a woman fighting in a male world; I've never felt penalised. -Miranda Hart

When I was fighting, I would look to excite the crowds with a bolo punch or something taunting. Looking back, they were legal – but not sportsmanlike. I don't recommend another boxer try them. But we looked more to make the robot fights dramatic first and realistic second. -Sugar Ray Leonard

Screaming, it's not me. I tried it before! Action is more my thing. Not talking. It's hard for me to have word fights, fighting with words. I'd rather just listen. -Ziggy Marley

Most video games, you build up toward the big, bad boss. And it's just a bigger, more powerful version of what you've been fighting all along in the game. -Jim Lee

I'm always fighting with profanity and Christian comedy. I'm telling you, it's always a fight. Because my father said to me, he said, 'Well, Kym, I feel like comics and people that use profanity, you have a lack of vocabulary, actually, a whole lot.' -Kym Whitley

I've never fought with anyone. A lot of people talk to me, and they're like, 'Oh, you would have been fighting all the time when you were younger,' but I'm like, 'I never fought with anyone because I always knew that if I hurt myself, I might lose important time in my cricket career,' so I never got into any fight, ever in my life. -Virat Kohli

Women ought to be fully guarded by law in all rights of property, labor, profession, etc.; but, roughly stated, the voting population ought to represent the fighting population. -John Boyle O'Reilly

With the advance of feudalism came the growth of iron armor, until, at last, a fighting-man resembled an armadillo. -John Boyle O'Reilly

Putting prize-fighting altogether aside as one of the unavoidable evils attending on this manly exercise, the inestimable value of boxing as a training, discipline, and development of boys and young men remains. -John Boyle O'Reilly

There was a time when I was fighting with the decision as to whether or not a Hasidic man could go out and have a music career in the world and be involved in pop culture. For me, I was able to bring those two things together for quite some time. -Matisyahu

My mother is an immigrant from China, and she filled my head with stories about ghosts and fighting monks in China, so the world of 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' was a very familiar one. -Tess Gerritsen

A part of me was like, 'Man, do I even like doing this anymore?' That whole thing of 'I'm in my 30s, and I sing and write songs while people are fighting wars in Iraq.' You know? So everything had to have more meaning, and it couldn't just be about making money. So, I took a minute. -Maxwell

I don't share the view that the ICC is anti-African. The ICC is not putting Africa on trial. The ICC is fighting impunity and individuals who are accused of crimes. -Kofi Annan

I'm sure back in the Greek days or the Roman Empire days, when guys fought in arenas and were fighting lions, people were talking smack. Every era in history has someone talking smack. No way you can have talent and not proclaim your victory. -J. B. Smoove

Nixon has enough to overcome in terms of his legacy and his political history. Now he has to overcome the in-fighting between his daughters. It's so sad. There's another obstacle for him to clear. -Monica Crowley

Two famous happy warriors – Reagan and his political soulmate, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – knew they were fighting their own ideological and external wars. But they did so with the sunny dispositions and positive outlooks of those who knew they were on the right side of history. -Monica Crowley

Not to psychologize, but it's hard growing up in a family of 14 to ever feel like you're the center of the universe, or that you're that special or different. Because when it comes down to it, you're still fighting for food at the dinner table. -Ronan Farrow

It shouldn't take extreme courage and a willingness to go to prison for decades or even life to blow the whistle on bad government acts done in secret. But it does. And that is an immense problem for democracy, one that all journalists should be united in fighting. -Glenn Greenwald

When I give my time to a worthy cause, it's time well spent. Lending a voice to help raise money – or perhaps just awareness – is the least I can do to give back. When I spend time with people who are fighting for children, it puts everything into perspective. -Amy Robach

We penalize and suspend players for making contact with the head while checking, in an effort to reduce head injuries, yet we still allow fighting. We're stuck in the middle and need to decide what kind of sport do we want to be. Either anything goes and we accept the consequences, or take the next step and eliminate fighting. -Steve Yzerman

A Commander-in-Chief needs to do two things. One – tell us who the enemy is. And two – say we are fighting to win. -Oliver North

Someday I hope Americans will not believe that anyone had to spend his or her days fighting for limited government because everyone they know wants maximum freedom and minimum statism. -Grover Norquist

When it comes to fighting for freedom, those who are willing to fight should not be limited by our bigotry. Only rewarded with our gratitude. -John Ridley

My parents used to fight a lot, and I think they fought a lot at night, and they would turn the television up to hide the sound of their fighting. -Chuck Palahniuk

The excitement of automobile racing did not compare with what I knew must come with aeroplane fighting in France. -Eddie Rickenbacker

Some people see Black Friday as a much-needed break for their wallet. I see it as retail outlets showing the customers the full weight of their contempt. The frenzy to buy cheap crap from China, the human downgrade of people fighting with each other over items they can probably live without, to me, is an insult. -Henry Rollins

From the beginning, I've always had a knack for catchy melodies. But I went through a period when I was trying to be rock n' roll and have a rock n' roll attitude. I was fighting my nature by trying to play really hard and sing really hard. But at a certain point, I realized that I loved syrupy pop music with tons of harmony. -Juliana Hatfield

I went to jail 44 times. I've been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom… Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that? -Ralph Abernathy

Only a fighting nation can make itself responsible for world peace, and such a nation must organize its material resources and manpower with the highest possible degree of efficiency. -Chiang Kai-shek

China not only fights for her own independence, but also for the liberation of every oppressed nation. For us, the Atlantic Charter and President Roosevelt's proclamation of the Four Freedoms for all peoples are corner-stones of our fighting faith. -Chiang Kai-shek

One of the most interesting things about the cognitive theory is the idea that anger and interpersonal conflict ultimately result from a mental con. In other words, you're telling yourself things that aren't entirely true when you're fighting with someone. -David D. Burns

What I love about Indiana Jones is he always bites off slightly more than he can chew. The guy he's fighting is always slightly tougher than he is, but he just refuses to give up. And that's what makes Indiana Jones a hero: not his superpowers, but his refusal to be beaten. -Neil Cross

My father had spent years fighting cancer of the head and neck. He had numerous operations, and he was reduced and reduced and reduced. By the end, he had a growth so big under his eye that it hurt to look at him. -Rachel Joyce

When I want to explain why empowering girls and women is critical to fighting poverty, I often tell a person's story. It's easier to relate to a personal story than to global data telling us that the majority of the billion people who live on less than $2 per day are women and girls. We are often told to never treat a person like a statistic. -Helene D. Gayle

When you're providing emergency aid, you're fighting hunger; you're filling stomachs. -Ertharin Cousin

I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days. -Nelson Mandela

President Obama has a good sense not just of the economic requisites for financial crisis firefighting but also how you build political support for moving forward on reforming the financial system, making sure that the banks are carrying enough capital. -Lael Brainard

A manufacturing resurgence is what will give local communities and small towns across America a fighting chance for survival. Many of today's American entrepreneurs come from those very places but make their wealth elsewhere. We need to change that. -Hamdi Ulukaya

Small business owners are fighting every day to create and innovate, but continue to face government barriers to job creation. -Peter Roskam

Since coming to Congress in 1971, I have been fighting to help create an environment where the goals of the National Work and the Family Month can become a reality. -Charles B. Rangel

Ever since I arrived in Washington in April 2009, I have been fighting for more transparency and accountability in government. -Mike Quigley

I spent 10 years fighting for reform in Cook County, and I didn't change my DNA when I got to Washington. -Mike Quigley

The American people need to know that there are folks here fighting as hard as they can for individual liberty, economic freedom, appropriate national security and the fundamental moral values that have made our nation the greatest nation in the history of mankind. -Tom Price

I trained in martial arts and wanted to become a UFC fighter. That was my goal. I only really learned how to dance three weeks prior to making 'Step Up Revolution.' Dancing will always be fun, but MMA is something I'll never give up. I will eventually get back in the octagon and be fighting professionally again. -Ryan Guzman

Modeling was a way of financing my fighting. My fighter friends definitely made fun of me: 'I've seen you in your underwear, bro!' But once they realized the girls loved it, they asked, 'How do I get into it?' -Ryan Guzman

When asked what he was fighting for, General Washington, in writing to General Thomas, said the object was 'neither glory nor extent of territory, but a defense of all that is dear and valuable in life.' He must have been an umpire. That's what umpiring is about. -Doug Harvey

I do not consider myself a feminist. I do not believe that by doing female-oriented films that depict a woman fighting the system, we can change the system. -Anushka Sharma

I think the inhabitants of the past are fighting hard to keep the rents they acquired in the 20th century. -Michael Bennet

I won't stop fighting to make life better for working Americans and give those who are just trying to find a decent job the opportunity to do so. -Jeff Merkley

When they return home from serving our country, our National Guard and Reserve members shouldn't have to be confronted with red tape in order to access the benefits they've earned fighting for our country. -Kirsten Gillibrand

I'm fighting to make childcare more affordable for working parents so they can continue working and advancing their careers, closing wage gaps that for too long have held women back from the fair economic opportunities they need. -Kirsten Gillibrand

I want to be fighting for a society accountable towards its citizens. -Binyavanga Wainaina

We should take astrology seriously. No, I don't mean we should believe in it. I am talking about fighting it seriously instead of humouring it as a piece of harmless fun. -Richard Dawkins

The episode of the 'shoe bomber,' Richard Reid, has suddenly meant more feet being bared at airports than at the average Hindu temple. My solution has been to replace my customary lace-up Oxfords with a pair of slip-on loafers when I fly. Generals are always fighting the last war, and security screeners are the same. -Shashi Tharoor

I thought Iraq was the wrong war at the wrong time and have been fighting to get the Administration to stop its failed policy and bring our troops home. -Jim McGovern

The only condition of fighting for the right to create is faith in your own vocation, readiness to serve, and refusal to compromise. -Andrei Tarkovsky

We cannot allow our fears and our disappointments to lead us into silence and into inaction. Because this country that God has blessed us with, it is worth fighting for. -Marco Rubio

Walmart is committed to fighting hunger in America every day. -Sylvia Mathews Burwell

You never want to concede a place, but when you're leading the race or fighting for a podium position, you can find ways to make your car very wide! -Romain Grosjean

I have stage combat training from college, which is drastically different than fighting for the screen, but I do enjoy that kind of stuff. -Sonequa Martin-Green

I would never come out and say I was gay, because I'm not gay. And there's part of me that kind of wishes I was gay, and I think that that comes from anybody who is constantly wishing they were in the minority, you know, and constantly wants to be kind of fighting everybody off, you know? -Pete Wentz

Organizations talk about spending their lives firefighting – dealing with the next problem without having the bandwidth to deal with what is down the pipeline. I think most of the poor have that problem. -Sendhil Mullainathan

Whether it's mending a failing company, fighting corruption, tackling disease, or rebuilding a marriage, the hardest problems defy just-add-water remedies. Indeed, slapping on a Band-Aid when surgery is needed usually just makes things worse. -Carl Honore

I'm reading scripts just like everybody else. Tin cup in hand, knocking on doors, trying to get a job. It's tough. They don't make as many films these days, and there's a lot of guys that are fighting for jobs. -D. J. Cotrona

Excellence is about fighting and pursuing something diligently, with a strict and determined approach to doing it right. It's okay if there are flaws in the process – it makes it more interesting. -Charlie Trotter

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, the U.N. vetoed several resolutions right away, calling for an end to the fighting and so on, and that was a hideous invasion. -Noam Chomsky

I find it beautiful when we're in Italy that everybody sits down at the table together. My mother-in-law is like, 'It doesn't matter what's going on in the house, who is fighting, who is upset, who has appointments, you sit down at that table at one o'clock.' -Debi Mazar

It does not help when an administration, in response to American attacks on American soil and American individuals, the administration ends up asking Americans to give up their First Amendment rights for which our service members are fighting. -Louie Gohmert

Television, radio, social media. The 24/7 news cycle plows forward mercilessly on our desks, in our cars and in our pockets. Thousands and thousands of messages and voices bombard us from the moment we wake, fighting for our attention. All we see and hear, all day long, is news. And most of it is bad. -Joseph Prince

When I was young, I was trained in stage fighting and rapier and dagger for several years. -Suzanne Collins

I was very much a tough New York street kid. I went to a school where you had to learn how to get along with everybody or fight with everybody, and I did my fair share of both. But you have to learn how to get along. I did an awful lot of fighting. I was tough, but I'm also relatively small, so I learned very early on to use my mind. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

I'm for fighting a war on terrorism, not a war in Southwest Asia that Alexander the Great couldn't win, the British Empire couldn't win, the Soviet Union couldn't win. That's stupid. It's a waste of resources; a waste of America's best and brightest. -Kurt Schrader

The number one thing I will take with me is my experience as a social worker who saw what happened to families who couldn't find jobs, struggled to take care of their health and saw opportunity slipping away for their kids. I ran for Congress because politicians were fighting with each other instead of looking out for these families. -Kyrsten Sinema

Not all political actors share our vision of fighting terrorism, lessening tensions in the region and focusing on building the economy. It is natural that they would challenge the government, but we have fought every challenge effectively. The daily ups and down of democracy should not be interpreted as lack of stability. -Asif Ali Zardari

With 'Kidnapped,' there didn't seem to be a sure hand guiding it: everything had to be run-up-the-pole, so to speak, and there seemed to be a large committee, every day fighting about what the show was about. -Timothy Hutton

The United States needs to be far clearer: we cannot and will not support any government where Hamas has a real influence and the security forces stop fighting terror. -Elliott Abrams

The Egyptian military and the government of Israel have long had a common interest in maintaining order and fighting terrorism in Sinai. -Elliott Abrams

The fake republics are goners; the monarchies have a fighting chance. That's my conclusion after a short visit to the Middle East and discussions with officials and analysts there. -Elliott Abrams

What does homophobia look like when it's stripped bare of fancy costumes like family values and tradition? It looks like that group of strange, angry people who protest at the funerals of U.S. soldiers who've died fighting for our country. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

My reason and inspiration to lose weight and stay fit is my youngest son, Anant, who is fighting obesity. I would like to be an example for him. -Nita Ambani

When the head of the Hyundai Motor Company, Chung Mong-koo, was fighting with his younger brother Chung Mong-hun over the company's management, he is said to have consulted a fortune-teller. -Kim Young-ha

You can't keep your mind on fighting when you're thinking about a woman. You can't keep your concentration. You feel like sleeping all the time. -Muhammad Ali

I don't like when I watch a fight in a movie that's perfectly worded and very articulate. If you were able to be that composed, you wouldn't be fighting! Fighting in real life is sloppy. -Jason Segel

Native people – about two-thirds of the uranium in the United States is on indigenous lands. On a worldwide scale, about 70 percent of the uranium is either in Aboriginal lands in Australia or up in the Subarctic of Canada, where native people are still fighting uranium mining. -Winona LaDuke

When I first came to Harvard, I thought to myself, 'What kind of an Indian am I?' because I did not grow up on a reservation. But being an Indian is a combination of things. It's your blood. It's your spirituality. And it's fighting for the Indian people. -Winona LaDuke

Afghanistan is where much of the al Qaeda journey began. It is the main site where Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and their cohort rose to prominence fighting the Soviets in the 1980s. Afghan territory holds special significance to the group, which is committed to retaking it and re-establishing it as the base of a global movement. -Jack Keane

Citizens continue to demand government help in fighting cybercrime, defending children from stalkers and bullies, and protecting consumers. -Rebecca MacKinnon

It takes a strong stomach and a thick skin to be a female activist fighting online censorship in Pakistan. -Rebecca MacKinnon

The Marines in Korea never feared 'friendly fire' or artillery coming from the South Koreans – from their allies – like they did later in Vietnam, fighting with the South Vietnamese. The Koreans could be trusted. -David Douglas Duncan

The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions. -Bill Dedman

About 100 firefighters a year die in the line of duty in the U.S. Heart attacks on the job and vehicle accidents on the way to the fires account for about half. The other half are traumatic deaths while fighting fires. -Bill Dedman

We must erase bin Laden's ugly legacy, not extend it: by ending the Patriot Act's erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for. -Aaron Swartz

My mom always said fighting with me as a kid was like going to court. I'm trying to realize that being right is not the most important thing. -Gillian Jacobs

I am indebted to the Indian Army, from my birth till now; I have grown and imbibed the indomitable spirit of this fighting force. -Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

In sports, I was representing my country, but in politics I represent people directly. I have always lived with a cause. In army, it was the existence of the sanctity of nation and the men I was commanding, and in sports, it was the pride of my country, while in politics, it is the rights of citizens I am fighting for. -Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

When people send people on summer camps or bonding trips, they send them to do things like high rope climbing or extraordinary things. And when you do extraordinary things with people, like fighting battles or simulating huge wars, you do bond very quickly. -Anna Popplewell

When I was asked to write an article about what it was like to work with my husband on a TV show, I assumed it was because people thought it would be titillating. He's a creator/writer/producer, I'm an actress; there must be lots of gossip, in-fighting, maybe some crazy-sexy time on the set, right? Actually, it's pretty tame. -Christa Miller

We don't need more of the same, typical politicians fighting for themselves and for special interests. We need someone to believe in our small-business owners again and someone to champion those folks who play by the rules. -Tim Walz

Fighting Maoism isn't like fighting an enemy across the border. They are civilians. The military and paramilitary have been trained to fight the enemy, but these are tribals dwelling in forests. They are also our citizens, whom we have ill-treated. -Kishore Chandra Deo

In the summer of 1952, when I was 30, the Army assigned me to an infantry unit fighting in Korea. Meanwhile, though, there was other news in my family: My father had become the Republican presidential nominee. As an ambitious young major, I refused any offers for other assignments. -John Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower, the Republican nominee in 1952, made a strong public commitment to ending the war in Korea, where fighting had reached a stalemate. -Robert Dallek

Honduras is strongly anti-Communist, maintains no diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union, and has provided vital support for United States-backed rebels fighting to overthrow the Sandinistas in neighboring Nicaragua. -Stephen Kinzer

During the Reagan Administration, so much attention was devoted to fighting Marxism in Nicaragua and El Salvador that Washington lost sight of longer-term challenges in other countries. -Stephen Kinzer

Chechens are not ethnically or culturally Russian, and have now been fighting for generations to free themselves from Russian rule. -Stephen Kinzer

The Arabs have a God, the Jews have another, and the Catholics have another! And they're all fighting to maintain that they worship the one real God. Idiots! -Alejandro Jodorowsky

I'm more of a realist when it comes to life, and I'd much rather my mother be in a spiritual place in Heaven than in a bed, sick, fighting for her life. -Kevin Hart

There was one incident at a movie theater where my girl got mad at these guys who were talking behind us. I never looked back there, but she was like, 'Will you all just shut up!' And I just got up and moved three rows in front. She was like, 'What are you doing?!' I was like, 'You better get up here! I don't play the fighting games.' -Kevin Hart

What does it mean to be a superhero? We're all fighting for the better good. But, at the same time, I think what stands out is, as superheroes, you don't give up; you don't surrender. I think that's what makes a superhero. -Ellen Wong

E. Klimov's 'Come and See,' about partisans fighting the Germans in Byelorussia, is the greatest anti-war film ever made. -J. G. Ballard

Expectation loiters in the DNA of every sentient being; when you tell yourself or a loved one, 'Don't get your hopes up,' you're fighting ancient genetic programming. -Martha Beck

There are several ways to mess up your life by fighting to make your calendar age match your felt age. I live in the Southwest, a part of the country with more than its share of fair skies, material wealth, and people who are trying not to be as old as they are. -Martha Beck

My fighting style, if you will, is a combination of mimicking, cowboy films and boxing that I have done throughout my life. -Dominic Purcell

While they trace their history back to wars that helped to ethnically cleanse Native Americans and to their exploits in the Civil War fighting for the South, the modern-day Rangers were created to help rejuvenate a defeated and demoralized U.S. imperialism after the war in Vietnam. -Brendan Sexton III

Fencing is a funny sport. Competitive fencing is not really very applicable to the stage world unless you're fighting with a rapier during the Renaissance, you know? -Kris Holden-Ried

I always watch superhero movies, and I like the action and the fighting and all the different kinds of powers. -Dakota Goyo

Most executives are male, so it's always sort of their vision of stuff. I'm constantly fighting against that even when I play the wife or the girlfriend or the best friend. I always try my hardest to bring as much layering in and not make things stereotypical, but it's hard. -Madchen Amick

I remember I used to watch 'Buffy,' and I'd be like, 'Ah man, I would kill to be on 'Buffy,' to be part of that little crime-solving team fighting demons and monsters.' -Craig Horner

I fight like Bruce Lee. I train in his style of kung fu, wing chun. It's all about fighting with controlled power, so you learn to punch correctly. -Lucy Griffiths

In 'Robin Hood,' I did quarterstaff fighting. -Brooke Elliott

In the face of excruciating pain and uncertainty, I never lost hope, and it never occurred to me to stop fighting – not ever. -Farrah Fawcett

Twenty years I've been fighting Ali, and I still want to take him apart piece by piece and send him back to Jesus. -Joe Frazier

This ultimate fighting stuff is something I don't agree with. Once a man is down, you have to let him have a chance to prove how good he is. -Joe Frazier

I'm extremely competitive with myself. But I'm not actively competitive with other women in the business. Which may have been a mistake. I've never had someone in my life, agent or otherwise, fighting for me. -Kim Basinger

I don't seem to take vacations, but I must say, a jaunt into Central Park can be mighty transporting. My boy and I can spend hours in the Ramble scaling rocks and sword fighting with sticks. I often forget I'm in Manhattan when I'm in there. -Spencer Kayden

Incumbent Congresswoman Bustos has proven during her time in Washington that she doesn't understand or feel the pain of middle class families. We need a true representative fighting for us in Washington, and incumbent Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has refused to act. -Bobby Schilling

I do a lot of mixed martial arts – it's like unlimited fighting. I do Brazilian jujutsu, beach volleyball. I don't like my routine to get stale, so I also lift kettle bells and push cars. -Victor Webster

After World War I, while France and other Allies were building military defenses modeled on trench warfare, German commanders were shaping a nimble fighting force. -Charles Duhigg

With the first album, I wanted to do so many different things, and I was fighting with myself to try and see if I was worthy enough to do it. -Estelle

I've fully embraced who I am. I stopped fighting with people and just come to realize, 'This is me. This is all of me.' -Estelle

A sane person doesn't think war is a good idea. I'm not a pacifist. I feel that there are situations where fighting is inescapable, but we don't go looking for those things. -Bruce Cockburn

Strip makeup lights just don't give you a fighting chance no matter how good looking you are. Light sconces that flank the mirror illuminate your entire face evenly. -Candice Olson

I've got to be honest and say that, growing up, I wasn't a big sports guy, but I love the camaraderie. I just love people getting together, fighting for a team and getting super-emotional about it. -Aaron Paul

I'm a believer in getting punched in the face. I know it sounds cliched, but to me, fighting is a metaphor for life. -Frank Grillo

Being a teenager is chaotic because you're kind of coming into your own, but you're not an adult; you're fighting with your parents over responsibilities and freedom. -Troian Bellisario

There are a lot of champions out there, a lot of great guys, but I think that the way I compete and my fighting style makes me perfect for Reebok. -Anthony Pettis

My whole career, I've been fighting wrestlers. If you look back, all of my fights have been against wrestlers. -Anthony Pettis

I had what you could call a chaotic childhood. My parents divorced when I was 2; I went back and forth between my mom's and dad's houses for years. But, you know, my parents tried to do the right thing. As crazy as everything was, and as much fighting and everything, there was always a feeling of support from them. -Crystal Bowersox

Every Friday, my dad would rent three videos. Me and my brother would ask for something with guns or fighting, but my dad would say, 'Come on, think about it.' He'd choose more involving films like 'Pulp Fiction,' and at the end of the night, we'd agree that they were great. -Christian Cooke

Let's put it this way: The animal inside of me has not quieted down yet. It's still there. It's still fighting. -Troy Dumais

If you are strong and fighting the weak, then if you kill your opponent, then you are a scoundrel… if you let him kill you, then you are an idiot. So here is a dilemma which others have suffered before us, and for which as far as I can see, there is simply no escape. -Martin Van Creveld

If you are strong, and you are fighting the weak for any period of time, you are going to become weak yourself. If you behave like a coward, then you are going to become cowardly – it's only a question of time. -Martin Van Creveld

The defense of the West Bank by Arab forces would be a truly suicidal enterprise. The late King Hussein understood these facts well. Until 1967, he was careful to keep most of his forces east of the Jordan River. When he momentarily forgot these realities in 1967, it took Israel just three days of fighting to remind him of them. -Martin Van Creveld

Our men and women fighting in Iraq are held accountable for their performance and their conduct. On duty and off, twenty-four hours a day. They're fighting for us, for our safety, our rights, and our freedoms. -Wesley Clark

We can't allow any war for imperialism or greed to be fought in our names. This is what we need to keep fighting for. -Cindy Sheehan

Being a Labour home secretary in the 21st century means fighting a constant battle against both extreme Right and Left. -David Blunkett

America is a country of fighters. People who fought their way in and then continued fighting. -James Altucher

I was raised in the Depression, when there was a great sense of dog-eat-dog and people fighting over scraps. -John Updike

Since 9/11, the Justice Department has been widely criticized for one particular tactic it uses in fighting the War on Terror: it detains suspicious persons for long periods of time and puts them under heavy questioning before they are ever even charged with a crime. -Annie Jacobsen

Somebody said something really smart: It's like you end up being the defense attorney for your role. Your job is to defend their point of view. You're fighting for what they want. You learn that in acting school – it's Acting 1A: 'What do you want? What's in the way?' -Annette Bening

Commerce has changed the ethics of citizenship and the incentives for national service. America now buys private contractors – we used to call them mercenaries – to do the country's fighting. -Michael Ignatieff

At the beginning of June 1944, the war was reaching a climax. German troops had been brutalised by the savagery of the ongoing fighting in Russia, where the Red Army was secretly preparing its vast encirclement of the Germans' Army Group Centre. -Antony Beevor

The United States has been fighting African pirates since the early days of the republic – battles so formative that, among other things, they established a long-standing pattern of dealing with foreign policy problems through armed interventions and also inspired the iconic phrase 'the shores of Tripoli' in the Marine Corps hymn. -Nick Turse

Everything Ticketmaster stands for is what we're fighting against. They're just a small cog in a machine where the artist is at the bottom. -Jeff Ament

Now, I have always believed that women are not victims; we are agents of change, we are drivers of progress, we are makers of peace – all we need is a fighting chance. -Hillary Clinton

It has been suggested that those of us who are fighting to defend liberty – fighting to turn around the out-of-control spending and out-of-control debt in this country, fighting to defend the Constitution, it has been suggested that we are wacko birds. -Ted Cruz

Originally, I was against gay marriage because I was opposed to all marriage, being an old-fashioned gay bohemian. The straight people I knew in the sixties were very much opposed to it. I was, too, and it was never a possibility for gays, but when I saw how opposed the Religious Right was to it, I thought it a fight worth fighting. -Edmund White

The U.S. military is the best-trained, most effective fighting force the world has ever known. And the conduct of the vast majority of our service members makes Americans rightfully proud. -Claire McCaskill

As a member of the Aging Committee, I'm no stranger to fighting for America's seniors. -Claire McCaskill

Julius Caesar was an aristocrat who sided with the Roman people. He's not my hero, but he was one of a long line of what we'll call 'populares,' which were popular leaders who tried to institute these reforms that the people were fighting for. -Michael Parenti

I do think culture is an argument, and that was part of the way I was brought up. People at a social occasion in Ireland will start shouting and arguing. When the Yeats family lived in Bedford Park, they had to go round to the neighbours to say, 'You might think we are fighting, but this is the way we talk to each other.' -Tom Paulin

I enjoy fighting scenes. I like fighting in film. I like pretending to fight in films. -Martin Freeman

I think my fighting skills have certainly been improved by working with Peter Jackson. -Richard C. Armitage

You fight for certain roles, and you realise they're being filled by television and film actors, because theatre is constantly fighting for survival and they need names and faces and ticket sales. -Richard C. Armitage

I talk a lot about strength, faith and love, but I don't ever talk about the fact that I am one of the most sensitive people in my family. That might be the most shocking, because you always see me fighting the good fight, with the strong face on, but I am the most emotional. -Monica

I did a fantastic emotional film, 'Autograph.' But the audiences rejected me in it. They like to see me laughing and fighting. -Ravi Teja

The reactionary percentage of the electorate in these United States has been relatively constant since McCarthy's day; I'd estimate it as hovering around 30 percent. A minority, but one never all that enamored of the niceties of democracy – they see themselves as fighting for the survival of civilization, after all. -Rick Perlstein

For liberals, generally speaking, honoring procedures – means – is the core of what being 'principled' means. For conservatives, fighting for the right outcome – ends – even at the expense of procedural nicety, is what being 'principled' means. -Rick Perlstein

'Beyond the Lights' took incredible fight to get made. Four years of writing and two years of overcoming 'no.' Every studio balked. Twice. But I kept fighting. What gave me the courage was 'Love & Basketball.' Every studio turned down that film, too. But I never gave up because I believed in it with my whole heart and soul. -Gina Prince-Bythewood

We'll see She-Hulk fighting evil everywhere from the boardroom to the Bowery, using her mind as much as her fists. -Charles Soule

I love Fayetteville. I like hills and vistas and hardworking people and fighting snow in winter and chiggers in the summer. -Ellen Gilchrist

When someone talks about Western films, you probably think of those old black and white cowboy films your granddad likes. But the Western is a wonderful genre because it is usually a story of a lone hero fighting against corruption in a dangerous world. -Caroline Lawrence

People think of the military as being about guns and fighting wars, but it's really about service to country and community. -Austin Stowell

Many female politicians get intimidated by the aggressive behaviour of men. I don't. Not because I am a courageous person or anything, but because I see international standards, and I see that they are worth fighting for. -Safak Pavey

The Republicans have lost their standards; they've lost their principles… Really, that's why the machine in the Republican Party is fighting against me… They have never really gone along with lower taxes and less government. -Sharron Angle

Fighting in the ring or cage is very much different from fighting in the street. Fighting in the street is very much fueled by anger, pride, and male dominance and ego. -Joel Edgerton

As I travel the country for away games, I meet kids fighting cancer in almost every city. They visit the ballpark, and I invite them onto the field so we can chat and then watch the game. -Jon Lester

In fighting the debt crisis, E.U. countries have enhanced co-operation and carried out reform with tremendous courage. This is laudable. -Li Keqiang

Even before 9/11, the Philippines was already fighting terrorism in southwestern Philippines. That's why when 9/11 happened, we could understand the pain. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

I was bullied at school for my red hair; today I still come out fighting hard. I give as good as I get. In business, it's about finding solutions, not being rolled over. -John Caudwell

My father's very public life as Famous Amos was the opposite of that of his ex-wife, my mother Shirley, who was fighting a very private, solitary battle with mental illness. -Shawn Amos

There are ways of fighting for your interests. I never do something in business that I wouldn't do in life. -Vladimir Potanin

When I was learning by myself, despite my parents, despite my teachers, despite society, when I was fighting for building my life as a young wire walker at age 16, I didn't have feelings, I had certainties. -Philippe Petit

I am such a tomboy. I grew up fighting with boys, mainly – beating up boys, actually. -Neve McIntosh

My husband is a martial artist, and he thinks it's hilarious that I have a stage-fighting-proficiency certificate. He thinks that's ridiculous. Can't say I've used it much. -Lesley Nicol

I trained in combat, sword fighting, horse riding… It's empowering knowing that I can a break man's nose with my elbow. -Gwendoline Christie

Doing the sword fighting is like picking up a dance routine… I think dancing really helps with the picking up of it. -Maisie Williams

When I first read Anne Frank's 'Diary of a Young Girl,' I saw for the first time that a girl could be a writer and that it had something to do with survival and with ethics and fighting against evil. I admired her, though her diary remained terrifying and mysterious to me. She was a character in a real fairy tale – fairy tales are brutal. -Kate Bernheimer

When I was young, I read everything I could lay my hands on, but the Scots in my storybooks spent their time fighting glorious battles, rowing across lochs, or escaping over moors of purple heather. Even those Scots were hard to find. For at school, we recited poetry according to the set texts the teachers taught us. -Theresa Breslin

As a drummer, you're always fighting for a level that you never quite attain. -Damien Chazelle

My spirit is as strong as ever. I'm still fighting to make the world a safer place, and you can, too. -Gabrielle Giffords

I had planned to spend my 40s continuing my public service and starting a family. I thought that by fighting for the people I cared about and loving those close to me, I could leave the world a better place. -Gabrielle Giffords

I'm fighting hard to make the world a better place, and you can, too. Get involved with your community, be a leader, set an example, be passionate, be your best. -Gabrielle Giffords

With 'Divergent' and 'Insurgent,' there isn't great emphasis on uniformity; it's a vigilante military, the state is in disarray, and there is no reference point for authenticity, so it's just weapons work and circumstantial fighting. -Jai Courtney

When you're a young actor, and you're really fighting to have your place in the world – for me, anyway – it took a mental focus and energy and striving. It took a long time. And it was my whole life. -Mark Ruffalo

War isn't just about bravery and courage and jingoism and patriotism. It's also fundamentally about grief. And the people that go and do the fighting and the dying are never the people who actually benefit from the fighting and the dying. -Russell Crowe

It disturbs me that Liverpool are not in the Champions League and fighting for the Premier League. -Luis Suarez

The Rockies and Diamondbacks are both very exciting teams who are fighting for recognition. -Curtis Granderson

I'm going to change the way martial arts is viewed. I'm going to change the game. I'm going to change the way people approach fighting. -Conor McGregor

Clean fighting solves everything. It ends all bad blood and any ill feelings people have. That's my thoughts. -Conor McGregor

I like being able to go grocery shopping and not feel that I'm fighting a thousand people. -Roz Chast

When you're in a band, inevitably, someone is siding with someone else, and you're fighting over something that happened in the band five years ago. -Jenny Lewis

I like to win without fighting. But if I can't, then I'm prepared to fight. -Dilip Shanghvi

I saw a hockey game where they threw the puck aside and just started fighting. I saw that, and I'm like, 'So I'm the thug?' -Richard Sherman

If U.S. occupation is a primary recruitment tool and what inspires Islamic terrorists, are many of our current efforts overseas actually fighting terrorism and diminishing the threat? -Rand Paul

We should revoke passports from any Americans or dual citizens who are fighting with ISIS. -Rand Paul

I was never offended that people underestimated me because of my appearance or that they thought I was pretty and discouraged me from fighting because they didn't want me to risk hurting my looks. -Laila Ali

If I'm a genre writer, I'm at the edge. In the end, they do work like genre fiction. You have a hero, there's a love interest, there's always a chase, there's fighting of some kind. You don't have to do that in a novel. But you do in a genre novel. -Alan Furst

If I were to run for president, then people would debate the pros and cons of what's wrong with me in increasingly aggressive 140 character tweets and Facebook status updates, and, inevitably, everyone would end up fighting. -Jen Lancaster

In 1995, world military spending totaled nearly $800 billion. If we redirected just $40 billion of those resources over the next 10 years to fighting poverty, all of the world's population would enjoy basic social services, such as education, health care, nutrition, reproductive health, clean water and sanitation. -Óscar Arias

The best way to perpetuate poverty is by spending on arms and military, and the best way to fight terrorism is by fighting the basic needs of humanity, because hunger and poverty perpetuate crime. -Óscar Arias

It drives me absolutely crazy when my kids fight – the sound of them fighting and not getting along. -Josie Bissett

I'm constantly fighting with my manager to reduce the amount of time I have to spend on promotional activities, so I can get back in the studio and work on new music. -Rivers Cuomo

Learning to face reality, refusing refuge in cliches and lies, fighting to find a way out – that's what 'Rehab' is about. -Antonia Bird

To a degree, the West is reaping what it sowed from a major strategic blunder in the aftermath of 9/11 – the entire concept of a war on technique, that is, terrorism. Defining the enemy when fighting a concept was impossible. -Kurt Eichenwald

The war in Afghanistan is too important to be reduced to a political football. We are fighting there to protect our national security. We are confronting the Taliban-led insurgency to prevent terrorists returning to that country. -Bob Ainsworth

I had a bike as a kid, and when I worked in Manhattan – I had a 10-speed – I rode from downtown to 68th and Madison for my day job. I knew about fighting traffic, but nothing about racing. -Dennis Christopher

For all of her influence on popular culture, and the remarkable performances she left behind, perhaps Farrah Fawcett's greatest legacy was her raw, intimate, honest portrait of a woman fighting for her life – against cancer. -Alana Stewart

I'm very hopeful that I'm not the only one who's willing to pick up the baton of freedom, because freedom is not free, and we must fight for it every day. Every one of us must fight for it, because we're fighting for our children and the next generation. -Ben Carson

I was appointed United States attorney on September 10, 2001. And I spent the next seven years of my career fighting terrorism and putting terrorists in jail. -Chris Christie

I've been fighting amidst a lot of opposition from both Hillary Clinton as well as some Republicans who wanted to send arms to the allies of ISIS. ISIS rides around in a billion dollars worth of U.S. Humvees. It's a disgrace. We've got to stop – we shouldn't fund our enemies, for goodness sakes. -Rand Paul

Especially in the world today, where science rightfully is so important in terms of technology, innovation, telecom, Internet, fighting diseases, I think it's equally important that poetry and painting have their share of support. -Leon Black

Journalists dedicate their lives to covering war – they make many personal sacrifices, and it's not something that's gender-based. In a place like Libya where there's heavy fighting, it doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. -Lynsey Addario

Try to imagine a character like Batman whose whole life has been about fighting crime, whose whole existence and identity is his war against criminals, and he wakes up one morning to discover there are no criminals. What happens to him? -Marc Guggenheim

I'm not a confrontational person or comedian. I think we can explore more things if one of us is not fighting with the other. I take it easy. But I do like comedians who are very different from myself: I love dry comics with deadpan one-liners. I look on and think, 'That's amazing; why didn't I think of that?' -Trevor Noah

After the fighting is done, and even when it's still happening, apologies are often needed for the recounting of bare facts. Sometimes bare facts feel unpatriotic. -Phil Klay

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The London I entered was a great bustling metropolitan city at war, an imperial power fighting to hold on to that empire. And the teeming colonial subjects of that empire did not, on the whole, want England to lose that war, but they also did not want the empire to emerge unchanged from it. This, for very many of us, was the hard dilemma. -Peter Abrahams

It's so jarring to go from Baghdad to Cambridge, to go from a place where people are fighting and striving and dying to a place where the biggest concern is what kind of cheese to put in your sandwich. -Dexter Filkins

I talk to all the creative directors today, and they take me aside, and they say, 'You know, it must have been great back in those days when you could do anything you wanted.' I say, 'Huh? Excuse me?' I mean, we fought. In the '60s and '70s, you fought wars with clients, and you have to continue fighting wars to do great work. -George Lois

When the unions were fighting me 45 years ago, they could never beat me. -Harry Triguboff

It's not a bad thing fighting for equality and helping the poor. It's not a bad thing to have on your professional tombstone: 'He believed in equality and he helped the poor.' -Joe Jamail

People have seen me fighting everything from 'Fast and Furious' to the IRS on Planned Parenthood to a host of things, Benghazi and others. -Jason Chaffetz

Famously cancer fighting, laden with vitamins, minerals, soluble fiber, and phytonutrients, broccoli and its relatives are among the healthiest ingredients of the human diet. -Kate Christensen

I was brought up in the north of England, which is probably no rougher than anywhere else, but I remember as a child being kind of mesmerized by girls fighting on the playground. -Sarah Hall

Every member of Congress deserves a seat at the table to be involved in the process. I will continue fighting for this to become a reality in Washington, and will be running for speaker of the House. -Dan Webster

The jihadists come from many European countries, Russia included, and some even from the United States; hundreds of them – if you take Europe, Russia and the U.S. – are fighting in the ranks of extremist groups. -Sergei Lavrov

I was filled with hate and anger. But during my trial, something decisive happened: Amnesty International adopted me as a prisoner of conscience, and it was an unbelievable feeling to know that there is someone fighting for you on the outside. Amnesty's 'soft' approach made me seriously consider alternatives to revenge. -Maajid Nawaz

De-radicalisation begins by breaking down the logic which once seemed unassailable and rethinking what you are fighting for and why. That is hard to do when Islamists and Islamophobes feed off each other's hateful cliches. -Maajid Nawaz

When you're 15, you're not really talking about the vicissitudes of fate and failed love and poetry and swordfighting – not a lot is necessarily touching on your own personal experience. -Rory Kinnear

The mission we are about is something that truly energises me. I feel that at Lockheed Martin we have the opportunity to make a difference… supporting men and women fighting for our peace and freedom. -Marillyn Hewson

America is a country that, even with all its flaws, has been able to flourish because there is a certain ideology about fighting for what you believe in. What you choose to believe in – no matter how small or big it is – is what you believe in, and that ideology has made America. -Kim Jee-woon

Couples that do save have stronger, more stable, less stressful unions. In other words, you don't want to be fighting about saving; you just want to be saving, period. -Jean Chatzky

Benedict's spending down his energy was a function of his fighting against the Space/Information Age's relentless pressure on the concept of hierarchy, the restoration of which he had, following John Paul II, made a central part of the program that has come to be known as the reform of the reform. -Eugene Kennedy

Ever since childhood, when I found out that the ultimate fate for all humans was death, sheer terror and morbid curiosity had been fighting for supremacy in my mind. -Caitlin Doughty

The Confederate flag was the flag of the American South during the civil war. It was the flag of people who were fighting against their own government in an attempt to retain slavery. It was the flag of people who thought slavery was no problem, who thought slavery was a good thing. -John Niven

I really love writing, but I am very easily distracted: my two cats fighting, a rainbow, a TV show… I have to use every trick to keep myself at the computer. -K. A. Applegate

When it comes to fighting for citizenship that many people take for granted, there isn't anyone I would not talk to. When it comes to immigration, there isn't any question I will not answer. -Jose Antonio Vargas

I was raised on Nirvana and flannel shirts and Rage Against the Machine, and I sort of describe my youth as rebellious and always fighting the system. -Casey Neistat

Being on the ground in Mongolia and traveling with the horse culture and sleeping in yurts, I was able to pick up a lot of detail. But I brought in advisors to work with our horse master to make sure the fighting strategies both on the Chinese and Mongolian sides were very accurate. -John Fusco

Your agent should be invested in the success of your book past the contract stage. After all, if it sells well, she's going to be getting 15 percent of every dime you make. She can be your best advocate in fighting for your book – not just with editing and the cover, but with marketing and sales as well. -M. J. Rose

The existence of the Taliban, in my view, is a tragedy for Afghanistan. We as Americans need to understand our role in helping bring that tragedy about. So I think it's important to look at the stories about why these people are fighting. -Anand Gopal

I tried to render the Afghan war as much as I could fro the perspective of the Afghans. I have served as an advisor to Afghan troops, and much of my war experience was seen through the lens of fighting that war alongside Afghan soldiers. -Elliot Ackerman

Wars have economies. And I don't mean financial economies, although that's often part of it. Why do people continue fighting these wars? There are financial incentives. -Elliot Ackerman

Everyone can relate to the story of fighting for happiness. -Lilly Singh

The more Mr. Putin extends the fighting in eastern Ukraine, the more the financial markets will ratchet up their own pressure on Russia. -Roger Altman

On the first 'Indiana Jones' movie, I tore an ACL in one of my knees – can't remember which knee. The scene in which I was fighting the big German mechanic on an airplane called a flying wing, I was run over by the landing gear and injured my knee, but I can't remember which one it was. Lots of bumps and injuries along the way. -Harrison Ford

I'm fighting for Marine Le Pen to become president. -Marion Marechal-Le Pen

What I hate about Halle Berry is there's always drama around her. It's always fighting, automobile accidents, fistfights, boyfriends fighting ex-husbands for the child. -Donald Trump

I do think that when you get older, you kind of learn not to judge because you realise that no one's perfect, and we're all fighting our own private demons. -Rebecca Ferguson

Cock-fighting, which has attained to the dignity of a literature of its own, is the popular Malay sport; but the grand sport is a tiger and buffalo fight, reserved for rare occasions, however, on account of its expense. Cock-fighting is a source of gigantic gambling and desperate feuds. -Isabella Bird

I'm not surprised 'The Avengers' has such enduring popularity, because it was a groundbreaking series that changed television. It was the first show that put its leading man and leading lady on an equal footing and showed a woman fighting and kicking and throwing men around. That was a radical departure in its time. -Patrick Macnee

When I graduated from college, I got a 9-to-5 traditional job doing social media for a company, and I'd spend all day long fighting with the system of getting things approved and the fact that social media has such a quick turnaround. Things had to be very reactive and instant. -Tyler Oakley

My extreme characters are in a state of rebellion or who are being ostracized or being misunderstood, or misfits or trying to fit in and fighting for their rights to love, live, and co-exist. They sort of mirror my own demons. -Xavier Dolan

I have been fighting climate change for two decades, and people often ask me how I remain hopeful in the face of extreme weather and grim forecasts. The answer is simple: I see countless solutions spreading across the nation and across the world. But we need more investment. -Frances Beinecke

I think if I could be a man in any time period, I would be a pirate. You know, go climbing in the rigging, sword fighting. I'd like to do that. -Sarah Snook

The fighting in the NHL, especially, and, I think, in some of the minor leagues, it's usually the loudest and the most excited the crowd gets during the entire the game. -John Branch

I never really liked weightlifting because there is no problem solving, whereas when I am fighting, I am trying to solve a problem, so I don't think about being tired. I box, wrestle, do jujitsu, run up sand dunes; every single day is something different so that I am mentally engaged. That's what makes me want to train longer. -Ronda Rousey

My life is so active, and I'm fighting the whole day that I don't have any aggressiveness or any energy outside of fighting. I'm the most chill couch potato you could ever meet. -Ronda Rousey

I'm always open to suggestions. I'm open to opportunities. Whether I take them or not, I don't know. And I would only take them if I weren't training, if I didn't have a fight scheduled. I really want to keep my focus on fighting. That's where all these doors are opening up from anyways. I don't want to lose sight of that. I love fighting. -Holly Holm

I feel like girls are always fighting guys off at bars, always. Usually girls don't really have to do anything except be there. And if alcohol is involved, you're gonna get hit on. No matter what. -Brody Jenner

My fans are all pretty cool, you know; I've never really seen anybody fighting on Twitter, no death threats, no harsh language, no gay slurs, nothing like that. -Drake Bell

My heart has always been truly convinced that in serving the cause of America, I am fighting for the interests of France. -Marquis de Lafayette

I am, you know, really fighting for myself and my life. And I think the message that I could give to anybody is that it's never too late to start your life again and dream new dreams. -Jennifer Holliday

I write about all manner of things: a guy fighting aliens in the New York State Library, Antarctica, Inca civilization in Peru, the Great Pyramid at Giza, and people often ask me, where do I get these ideas from? They come from reading widely, watching a lot of documentaries, and increasingly ,as I was able to, travelling around the world. -Matthew Reilly

My first book, 'Contest,' had a guy fighting aliens in the New York Public Library. The second book, 'Ice Station,' and 'Temple' were present-day military thrillers. -Matthew Reilly

My guilty pleasure is competitive cooking reality shows. I don't like cooking shows when it's just about cooking. It has to be competitive – they're fighting and yelling at each other. I am obsessed with those shows, and I have no idea why. -Justice Smith

I've got an outspoken personality, which gets people thinking, and my style of fighting is aggressive. Everything's on the line all the time. In my fights, there's drama. -Tyson Fury

Wilder is not a big draw in the U.S. He maybe sells 5,000 to 10,000 tickets when he's fighting in his own town for the heavyweight champion. -Tyson Fury

I am fighting royalty. I have gypsy kings on both sides of the family. -Tyson Fury

I prefer to fight a bigger guy. I don't like fighting smaller guys; they give me problems with their agility. -Tyson Fury

I can fight, but that's the only thing I can do. When it comes to anything other than fighting or talking, I'm not very good. -Tyson Fury

I'm a fighting man, a fighting man with generations of fighting men before me in my family. That's all we do: we fight. -Tyson Fury

I'm looking forward to fighting Chisora, getting him out of the way, and then fighting Klitschko for all the belts, but I don't think Wladimir is going to take the fight. -Tyson Fury

I'm like the man who is always supposed to fight, but never ends up fighting. He just spends money. -Tyson Fury

Playing upside down is insane. It's two or three times more difficult than what's normal. Your feet want to come off the pedals, your arms want to drop down – all of your body is fighting gravity. -Tommy Lee

Just as we demand that people take responsibility for their actions, we as a society must take responsibility for fighting injustice. -Eric Schneiderman

We must never stop fighting for a vision of American democracy in which we strive for and encourage the highest levels of voter turnout and participation. -Eric Schneiderman

I'm not out there to be blocking shots or fighting guys. I'm out there to produce offensively. -Patrick Kane

Aviation constituted a new and possibly decisive element in preventing or fighting a war, and I was in a unique position to observe European aviation – especially in its military aspects. -Charles Lindbergh

'Unicorn Island' is the synonym for my happy place. It's a really beautiful message: that happiness is one of the hardest things you'll ever fight for, but it's the only thing worth fighting for. -Lilly Singh

Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life. -Lilly Singh

I've always had a fascination with pirates. You know, I've written a song completely inspired by I want this to feel like pirates, you know, fighting together, made a music video about it, yada, yada. -Lindsey Stirling

If we're fighting, we call Khloe. She's our peacemaker. Kourtney keeps us down-to-earth. -Kendall Jenner

Saint Mochua was the son of a certain Cronan, of noble race, and spent his youth in fighting. At the age of thirty, he laid aside his arms and burnt a house, with all its contents, which had been given to him by his uncle, saying that a servant of Christ should take nothing from sinners. -Sabine Baring-Gould

Quite naturally, the men who led in stirring up the revolt against Great Britain and in keeping the fighting temper of the Revolutionists at the proper heat were the boldest and most radical thinkers – men like Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson. -Charles A. Beard

Pirates almost never sailed with women. Just four or five are known to have worked as pirates during the Golden Age. Two of them – Mary Read and Anne Bonny – became famous, dressing as men and fighting alongside one of the most celebrated of all pirate captains, 'Calico' Jack Rackham. -Robert Kurson

Pirates worked to avoid violence and fighting. -Robert Kurson

I believe that anybody who has to export, and who believes in skills, gets away from fighting about history. -Stef Wertheimer

By Vietnam, the Jeep had given way to the helicopter, and it is hard to imagine a modern army fighting a war without this supremely adaptable workhorse. -Saul David

I think 'Magneto' is definitely an anti-hero. He's fighting for the right thing, but his methods are far too extreme. He's not above breaking the law, stretching the limits of what is moral and putting evil to work for good. -Cullen Bunn

I was obsessed with learning about social behaviors. I remember explaining to my mom that kids on my soccer team were fighting because of dyads and triads. -Halsey

Because my master was this renaissance man, I wasn't just learning a fighting style, I was learning how kung fu permeates all aspects of life, from eating to healthy living to mental state. -Daniel Wu

I came from doing Wushu and other martial arts, and then I got into movies, and I had to learn that as well – the language of martial arts movie fighting. It's a different thing; it's a different kind of logic. -Daniel Wu

The military is not a social services operation or a testing ground for gender wars. It is a fighting machine. Women are not as strong as men. Their instincts and reactions in crises are markedly different. -Liz Trotta

We are a fighting nation, continually struggling to overcome diseases from within… and to face up to foreign intervention from without. -Sukarno

A historic investment in jobs, debt-free college, profit sharing, making those at the top pay their fair share, putting families first in a modern economy and a democracy where working people's voices are actually heard. That is what we are fighting for in this election. -Hillary Clinton

If I were a Negro, I'd be fighting, as Martin Luther King fought, for human recognition and justice. I'd rather go down with my flag flying. If you're weak or crippled, or you can't speak out or fight back in some way, then people don't hesitate to treat you badly. -Abraham Maslow

The wild Indian power of escaping observation, even where there is little or no cover to hide in, was probably slowly acquired in hard hunting and fighting lessons while trying to approach game, take enemies by surprise, or get safely away when compelled to retreat. -John Muir

London was the Olympics that I was most nervous about. From coming into the venue and stepping on to the mat, people were supporting with 'Saori' banners and waving the Japanese flag, so even though it was London, I felt much more like fighting at home that way, which was really inspiring. -Saori Yoshida

Tonya Verbeek is a rival of mine I always come up against in the semis or the final of the Olympics. We have been fighting each other for a long time, so she knew my wrestling, and I knew hers… I was thinking that the only thing I could do was somehow to deceive her, anticipate her and get in my tackles. -Saori Yoshida

Fear is there. Anything can happen at an Olympics. I want to use the experience I gained from Athens and Beijing – the fear, too – and build a me that can't lose. I will do everything to make sure I win a third gold medal in London. That target drives me. I'm bulking up and have more power now. I'll be fighting fit to take the gold back home. -Saori Yoshida

One day, I had a patient who was going through chemotherapy who came to me and said, 'I'm going to go on with what I'm doing, but I need you to tell me what it is that I'm fighting.' -Siddhartha Mukherjee

When I look back at my career and my life and how much I have learnt, I feel blessed with what I have. I have stopped fighting with myself. -Juhi Chawla

Progressives believe in making progress, which is why I'm proud to endorse Hillary Clinton, who I know will continue fighting to ensure our children and grandchildren can achieve their highest and best dreams. -Tom Perez

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