Best Quotes About Liberation

Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation… none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view, than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that. -Golda Meir

The woman most in need of liberation is the woman in every man and the man in every woman. -William Sloane Coffin

Nothing goes further toward a man's liberation than the act of surviving his need for character. -John Ciardi

Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent. -Samuel Johnson

Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance. -Horace

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream. -Archibald MacLeish

Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages. -Marcel Proust

Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy. -Jesse Jackson

Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on. -Ambrose Bierce

The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill. -W. Somerset Maugham

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone. -Charles de Gaulle

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man… not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology. -Jean Genet

There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream. -Archibald MacLeish

These names: gay, queer, homosexual are limiting. I would love to finish with them. We're going to have to decide which terms to use and where we use them. For me to use the word 'queer' is a liberation; it was a word that frightened me, but no longer. -Derek Jarman

Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice. -Allan Bloom

But the whole point of liberation is that you get out. Restructure your life. Act by yourself. -Jane Fonda

The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror. -Carl Levin

It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear! -Anthony de Mello

Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation. -Emile Lahoud

I work toward the liberation of women, but I'm not feminist. I'm just a woman. -Buchi Emecheta

It is not women's liberation, it is women's and men's liberation. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government. -Mary Wollstonecraft

But if I thought on it, I would like to be remembered as a brother who loved his people and did everything that I knew to fight for them, the liberation of our people. -Louis Farrakhan

Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles. -Louis Farrakhan

Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far. -Louis Farrakhan

We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people. -Louis Farrakhan

The Americans may think they have 'liberated' Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves – they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty – seem to have a different idea what liberation means. -Robert Fisk

These days, of course, the focus of talk about popular liberation through products is mostly associated with the Internet. I've been collecting computer ads and ads dealing with Internet industries. -Thomas Frank

I'm a sexually liberated woman that earned that liberation. I am very proud of the fact that I feel comfortable in certain forums discussing sex. -Gennifer Flowers

The key to this collaboration – which we undertook after much deliberation – was to stretch creatively. New characters, new locales, new form (the novella). -Jonathan Kellerman

I see the effects of sexual and gender liberation all around me, just like you do, but I don't have a sense of being in the majority. -Susie Bright

I got more and more politically active and just followed the course of feminism and sexual liberation. -Susie Bright

It's not that sexual liberation or feminist messages are dead. -Susie Bright

I was asked by a group to write a song on the theme of brotherhood. This was before women's liberation, when brotherhood meant men and women both, so I wrote the song. Since I had always been very fond of the Passion Chorale, I wrote words to that great piece. -Tom Glazer

After careful deliberation, I voted today to reauthorize the Patriot Act. -Jim Gerlach

There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope. -Jo Bonner

Freeing oneself from words is liberation. -Bodhidharma

But now with the living conditions deteriorating, and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction, we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation. -George Jackson

The victory of the working people over the exploiters and slave holders is at the same time the victorious struggle for liberation by the German people. -Walter Ulbricht

I'm suspicious of any man or woman who approaches their own liberation with any kind of gender bias. -Andrew Cohen

We have to be willing to give up all the injustices of the past that did exist – and that do exist right now. When we become interested in liberation, we then become interested in that which transcends time. -Andrew Cohen

Let's put one lie to rest for all time: the lie that men are oppressed, too, by sexism-the lie that there can be such a thing as men's liberation groups. -Robin Morgan

I think, with the gay liberation movement has had need for heroes and heroines, and it would be rather nice to have Abraham Lincoln as your poster boy, wouldn't it? -David Herbert Donald

The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction. -Armstrong Williams

I'm for human lib, the liberation of all people, not just black people or female people or gay people. -Richard Pryor

On the other hand, one factor helps us that no other liberation struggle in this region could count on – our liberation front is characterized by relatively highly developed class forces, tested in political struggles. -Joe Slovo

The ANC, we believe, stands at the head of the whole liberation front, the whole Mass Democratic Movement. -Joe Slovo

The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the leaves of a tree, each node representing a point of deliberation and decision. -Niklaus Wirth

I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation. -Theodore Bikel

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle. -Balthus

But heat can also be produced by the friction of liquids, in which there could be no question of changes in structure, or of the liberation of latent heat. -Hermann von Helmholtz

Long live the liberation of the workers off all countries from the infernal chasm of war, exploitation and slavery! -Karl Liebknecht

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

That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation. -Anish Kapoor

The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable. -Alberto Fujimori

This led me to understand that trade unionism, the instrument of working-class liberation and of social change could, and indeed should, be also an instrument of industrial progress. -Leon Jouhaux

John Paul II made it clear that… liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary, but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable. -Claudio Hummes

With one man, there was a freedom and liberation. That was with Michael Hutchence, my partner in life. -Kylie Minogue

For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death – the only certainty that life holds for us – must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life. -Stanislav Grof

A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation. -Stanislav Grof

So many people think they need to have serious equipment. In the magazines and the media, they see all this stylish stuff, especially on TV, and they think, That's what I need to make it work. You don't. I'm attempting a little bit of liberation here. -Sally Schneider

I don't see any kind of mirror of power, male power, that is, as a form of liberation. I don't believe in an eye for an eye. I don't believe this is truly freedom. -Sandra Cisneros

Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within. -Sandra Cisneros

We cannot, with good conscience, expect the British to set up an orderly schedule for the liberation of India before we have decided for ourselves to make all who live in America free. -Wendell Willkie

What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation of children or just having sex with them? -Kate Millett

And I guess what I would say is that we can't think narrowly about movements for black liberation and we can't necessarily see this class division as simply a product or a certain strategy that black movements have developed for liberation. -Angela Davis

It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision. -Barbara Jordan

My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation. -Ahmed Ben Bella

I accommodated practically all of the liberation movements, including those of Latin America. -Ahmed Ben Bella

It's with them that we have constituted a liberation front and brought our logistic support to armies to help their countries come out of colonialism and establish a national internal regime. -Ahmed Ben Bella

The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France. -Ahmed Ben Bella

I have to thank the People, the Congress, and the Government of the United States for my liberation. -Lajos Kossuth

Your generous part in my liberation is taken by the world for the revelation of the fact, that the United States are resolved not to allow the despots of the world to trample on oppressed humanity. -Lajos Kossuth

This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes – it liberates young women to pursue married men. -George Gilder

Success is like a liberation or the first phrase of a love story. -Jeanne Moreau

What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don't know. It is a great mystery to all of us. -Nora Ephron

Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman. -Corita Kent

Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness. -Wilhelm Reich

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness. -Julia Ward Howe

Too many critics mistake the deliberations of the Congress for its decisions. -Sam Rayburn

So with truth – there is a certain moment when one can say, this is the truth and here I put a dot, a stop, and I go to another thing. A judge has to put an end to a deliberation. But for a historian, there's never an end to the past. It can go on and on and on. -A. B. Yehoshua

The act of writing is a kind of catharsis, a liberation, but I never really concerned myself with that. I write because it interests me. -Nathalie Sarraute

I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty, dominance, inequity. I long for the liberation of all people. -Jasmine Guy

What do we tell our children? Haste makes waste. Look before you leap. Stop and think. Don't judge a book by its cover. We believe that we are always better off gathering as much information as possible and spending as much time as possible in deliberation. -Malcolm Gladwell

We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example – particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action – lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure. -Peter Yarrow

The message of women's liberation is that women can love each other and ourselves against our degrading education. -Jane Rule

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. -R. D. Laing

My fellow revolutionaries, liberation is a noble cause. We must fight to obtain it. -George Weah

It will be a war of national liberation. We believe the people reject totalitarianism. -Ahmed Chalabi

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough. -Andrew Jackson

We will not stop resisting the occupation until liberation or martyrdom. -Muqtada al Sadr

I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists. -Nelson Mandela

The titanic effort that has brought liberation to South Africa, and ensured the total liberation of Africa, constitutes an act of redemption for the black people of the world. -Nelson Mandela

Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army. -Elie Wiesel

In a sense the quest for the emancipation of black people in the U.S. has always been a quest for economic liberation which means to a certain extent that the rise of black middle class would be inevitable. -Angela Davis

As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism. -Angela Davis

I had a go at changing history – maybe not all by myself – I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me. I said good-bye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life. -LeRoy Neiman

My wife's income allowed me to do what I really loved. I realized that women's liberation is men's liberation, too. -Warren Farrell

I'm a walker. I enjoy walking, which I think psychologically expresses my feelings of wanting liberation without exerting myself too much. -Janeane Garofalo

Whatever happened after the liberation of Krajina, this was in no way a violation of human rights by Croatian authorities. -Franjo Tudjman

I believe that as women, we must commit ourselves to sustaining the progress made by our foremothers who fought so hard for women's equality and liberation. -Carre Otis

The Jewish festival of freedom is the oldest continuously observed religious ritual in the world. Across the centuries, Passover has never lost its power to inspire the imagination of successive generations of Jews with its annually re-enacted drama of slavery and liberation. -Jonathan Sacks

I have a small Thai boy who dresses me and every year I let him pick what campaign I am going to work on. It saves me having to worry about it and, bless him, it makes him feel involved in the struggle for global liberation. -Mark Thomas

I know as an actor there is a certain liberation auditioning for a role that has no beauty requirements. -Mireille Enos

And 'Queer Eye' is fascinating. It has a pinch-me-I'm-dreaming quality. It's very bourgeois, of course, and much more about the liberation of the consumer than the liberation of the democratic citizen. -Tony Kushner

Although I never marched through the streets shouting for Mao, I do believe that the liberation of China at the end of the 1940s was a wonderful thing and to provide its people with a billion pairs of shoes and trousers was a fantastic achievement. -Henning Mankell

Perhaps one of the most important things you can do for human beings is wean them off an animal-based diet. It hardens the arteries and runs up our health-care costs. The last thing a poor person can afford is a heart attack or cancer or a stroke. And that's all linked to a meat-based diet. I think animal liberation is human liberation. -Ingrid Newkirk

Life is a very orderly thing, but in fiction there is a huge liberation and freedom. I can do what I like. There's nothing that says I can't write a page of full stops. There is no 'should' involved, although you wouldn't know that from literary reviews and critics. -Kate Atkinson

I'm feeling more and more thoughts that aren't songs, just reflections. I'm always been very shy and in some ways a prisoner in one language and I feel that the liberation of creativity has to be in all senses. So I've been deciding to publishing something very simple but very small at the same time, nothing egocentric. -Ana Tijoux

Deleting 200 spams a day is a drag. And I was checking my email constantly, rather than getting on with my real work, which is reading and writing. Email was becoming a distraction, a burden rather than a liberation. -Tom Hodgkinson

Not to get too deep on shaving my mustache, but it was kind of symbolic of, 'This is a moment of liberation, a chance to reinvent yourself.' That's kind of what I did. -Lester Holt

When the Internet first came into public use, it was hailed as a liberation from conformity, a floating world ruled by passion, creativity, innovation and freedom of information. When it was hijacked first by advertising and then by commerce, it seemed like it had been fully co-opted and brought into line with human greed and ambition. -Neil Strauss

History is replete with ideologies of freedom, justice, liberation of the downtrodden and the exploited, that have been turned against the very people they had mobilised, or that have reproduced the same logic of exclusion and terror toward those whom they claimed to set free. -Tariq Ramadan

Culture constitutes an essential element of social and political liberation. As people rise up across the Middle East and North Africa, the diversity of their cultures is not only the means but also the ultimate goal of their liberation and their freedom. -Tariq Ramadan

Truth be told, for a 21st Century American Jew there is something hollow in the Seder's liberation story and the commandment to feel as if you were there. -Ezekiel Emanuel

I can only tell you that when long soul-searching and a combination of circumstances delivered me of my last prejudices, there was an exalted sense of liberation. It was not the Negro who became free, but I. -Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation? -Paulo Freire

Those truly committed to liberation must reject the banking concept in its entirety, adopting instead a concept of women and men as conscious beings and consciousness as consciousness intent upon the world. -Paulo Freire

The true self seeks release, not constraint. It doesn't want to be corseted in a sonnet or made to learn a system of musical notations. It wants liberation, which is why very often it fastens on the novel, for the novel seems spacious, undefined, free. -Rachel Cusk

Contrary to the utopian rhetoric of social media enthusiasts, the Internet often makes the jump from deliberation to participation even more difficult, thwarting collective action under the heavy pressure of never-ending internal debate. -Evgeny Morozov

Mugabe's become a disgrace to Africa. And I must say this because I am an African and a lot of us looked up to him back in the 1980s when he was the liberation hero. But he's now turned himself into a murderous despot. -George Ayittey

Industrial capitalism brought representative democracy, but with a weak public mandate and inert citizenry. The digital age offers a new democracy based on public deliberation and active citizenship. -Don Tapscott

What a liberation to realize that the 'voice in my head' is not who I am. 'Who am I, then?' The one who sees that. -Eckhart Tolle

I know my destiny is moksh or liberation. I will not die for money or success. I am satisfied living the life I am leading, and I will die with dignity. -Sonu Nigam

I love the idea of expanding the universe of games to some extent. At one point, they were kind of limited to boys, fanboys and whatever. I like the idea of liberation for games. -James Patterson

When the women's liberation movement began, when people began protesting against the Vietnam War, civil rights movement, at the beginning of those movements, the majority of the country was not with them, did not believe in the basic principles of any of those philosophies. -Michael Moore

Transformation, liberation and celebration are the themes of all my novels. -Tom Robbins

The liberation children experience when they discover the Internet is quickly counteracted by the lure of e-commerce web sites, which are customized to each individual user's psychological profile in order to maximize their effectiveness. -Douglas Rushkoff

We, in the late '60s, '70s and '80s, are acting like we have just discovered freedom and liberation. But I'm sure that many women have worked for that for such a long time. -Angeles Mastretta

In some ways, in the U.S. we don't know how to be. I think in a lot of ways America is about liberation and about change and progressive human relations. And because of that, I feel like that we're confused about who we're supposed to be and what it is that's supposed to satisfy us and make us feel fulfilled. -Abigail Washburn

Maturity and experience are part of my liberation. -Alicia Keys

I don't think I've had a very interesting life, and I feel that is a great liberation. That gives me great freedom as a fiction writer. Nothing that happened holds any special tyranny over me. -John Irving

I realized that women's liberation is men's liberation, too. -Warren Farrell

Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality. -Paulo Freire

In the Sixties, fashion was about liberation. It was about setting women free; it wasn't about being unable to walk. -Veruschka von Lehndorff

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

Our late Leader, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, with his universal sympathy for all oppressed and his profound understanding of Jesus' revolutionary spirit of love and sacrifice, carried on his revolutionary work for forty years and brought about at last the liberation of the Chinese people. -Chiang Kai-shek

NASA's Office of Commercial Exploration has been concerned about protecting the landing zones where humans first walked on the Moon, and one of my colleagues, ecologist Margaret Race, has been part of their deliberations. -Seth Shostak

No words can describe the personal liberation that heading seaward bestows upon me. In this aquatic realm, no man or woman is subject to the petty decrees of social bureaucracy. -Paul Watson

There's something great about all your worst fears coming true and being said about you. There's a tremendous liberation on some level. -Natasha Lyonne

The liberation of Iraq, which is already hard to justify from the perspective of American interests, at least had the virtue of freeing Iraqis from a brutal dictator. Despite all the anarchy and violence, life has gotten better for most Iraqis. -Timothy Noah

Besieged by lawsuits that threatened to engulf almost everyone at the White House, Clinton assistants shunned paper or e-mail records of their daily deliberations. One told me that he would go down the hall to confer with his division chief face to face rather than discuss an issue on the telephone. -Robert Dallek

After much deliberation, and after reviewing the legal, public policy and civil-rights questions presented, I support marriage equality for same-sex couples and believe that DOMA should be repealed. -Bob Casey, Jr.

When all is said and done, it looks like the Palestinians have been massively robbed and abused, and are engaged in a desperate struggle for survival and liberation. Israel, on the other hand, would appear to be conducting an imperialistic campaign of oppression supported and substantially armed by the most powerful nation on earth. -Michael Leunig

In 2001, Texaco was bought by Chevron, and during deliberations concerning that sale, an 800 page document listing the problems and liabilities connected to Texaco was brought forward at their stockholder meeting by Amazon Watch, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the Amazon. -Peter Coyote

Party and ideology routinely trump institutional interests and responsibilities. Regular order – the set of rules, norms and traditions designed to ensure a fair and transparent process – was the first casualty. The results: No serious deliberation. No meaningful oversight of the executive. A culture of corruption. -Thomas E. Mann

Early on, after gay liberation, there was an almost Stalinist pressure from gay critics and even gay readers to write about positive role models. We were never supposed to write negative things about gays, or else we were seen as collaborating with the enemy. -Edmund White

The Stonewall riots were a key moment for gay people. Throughout modern history, gays had thought of themselves as something like a mental illness or maybe a sin or a crime. Gay liberation allowed us to make the leap to being a 'minority group,' which made life much easier. -Edmund White

While writing 'City Boy,' I relied mainly on my own memories. In particular, I was able to describe the effect of gay liberation on an individual life (mine) as events paralleled my own growing self-acceptance; in this case, the political truly was the personal. -Edmund White

We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder. -Al Sharpton

I never talked about homosexuality with my family. After I was 18, they know everything, but I never talk; it was like an information but in silence. I start to talk when I was 32, it was good for me – it was like a liberation. I'm talking about a love story. I'm not talking about sex because love is love. -Stefano Gabbana

The toppling of idols – even respectable, admired, best-practice, fastest-growing idols – is always the road to liberation. -John Ortberg

The company Liberated People represents just not liberation of different nations around the world; it can be special liberation days. It can be what the company represents and helps highlight someone's personal liberation date. -Gbenga Akinnagbe

I can still remember the afternoon, on my 15th birthday, when I opened up 'The Virgin and the Gypsy,' D.H. Lawrence's novella, in my tiny cell in boarding school, and whole worlds of possibility opened out that I had never guessed existed. The language was on fire and sang of liberation. -Pico Iyer

I love the ability to transform because that, for me, is a liberation. -Andy Serkis

There's nothing automatic about political change, about liberation. -Gloria Steinem

People have to liberate themselves, because liberation is not a single act. It's a question of eternal vigilance. Otherwise, you'll just become enslaved by someone else. -Norman Finkelstein

In court, jurors are admonished by the judge at every recess not to discuss the case or form any opinions until the case is given to them for deliberations. Of course, there is no such limitation on the public. -Robert Shapiro

I wanted to look at the mentality that can breed that sort of intensity, that kind of cutthroat, pressure-cooker feeling, especially a form of music like jazz, that should be – or you'd think should be – all about liberation and improvisation and everything. -Damien Chazelle

My stay in Munich was the scene of my complete liberation. -Marcel Duchamp

The world expects India to be one of the leaders in solving the problems of politics and economics. India sits at the high table in most major multilateral deliberations. What India says is heard with attention and seriousness. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

As the years passed in my village, I witnessed poorly educated young men leaving to seek the greater comforts and liberations of big cities. I would see them on my visits to Delhi. -Pankaj Mishra

Although Cronkite had once crash landed in a Dutch potato field under enemy fire, he chose instead to focus on celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands at the hands of the Free Dutch. -Douglas Brinkley

Reagan was a pure liberation, free-and-fair election American. -Douglas Brinkley

Your reader is interested in a guileless, fresh, first-time-we-talked-about-it way. What a great liberation that is. And teenagers, if you respect them, will follow you a lot further than adults will, without fear of being a genre that they may not like or have been told not to like. They just want a story. -Patrick Ness

My dad always associated information with liberation. He was very much in that Malcolm X tradition. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

Fashion really is women's liberation in a lot of ways. Look at how many women in this country are depressed about how they look and how they think they have to look! It's really sad. And it's not about money. -Iris Apfel

My own strong feeling was that the gay liberation movement really got national attraction in the truest sense of the word later in the '70s, in the '80s, and especially in the '90s. -Tom Brokaw

Trickster stories are pleasurable, contradictory, annoying, abrasive. They're powerful, transformational acts of liberation because they are not nailed down to the real, to the representation of something in the world. -Gerald Vizenor

The great liberation of imaginative writing is that you're not held back by the facts. -Gerald Vizenor

To most of us, adulthood means being able to earn a living, possess a home, get married and rear children, and this implies having autonomy or control over one's life. In the 19th century, becoming an adult was celebrated as a liberation from paternal authority. Today we regard it more as a time of regret and stagnation. -Jane Ridley

Africa shares with Asia a common background of colonialism, of exploitation, of discrimination, of oppression. At Bandung, African and Asian States dedicated themselves to the liberation of their two continents from foreign domination and affirmed the right of all nations to develop in their own way, free of any external interference. -Haile Selassie

Single female life is not prescription, but its opposite: liberation. -Rebecca Traister

There may be many benefits to working outside the home for wages, but it's certainly not been done as an act of liberation. It's an act of economic necessity and has been since the beginning of time. -Rebecca Traister

I belong to the political party that generally fits my philosophical beliefs, but I reserve the right to vote my conscience after careful deliberation. My voting record reflects this. -Jeff Fortenberry

That's one of the unintended consequences of the women's liberation movement – that, in fact, the women that would lead this country would be feminine, they would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children. -Steve Bannon

To understand the fanatic rejection of women's liberation in the Muslim world, one has to take into account the time factor. Most of us educated women have illiterate mothers. The conservative wave against women in the Muslim world is a defense mechanism against profound changes in both sex roles and the touchy subject of sexual identity. -Fatema Mernissi

My attitude is govern as if you've run your last race. That's not to say I've run my last race, but govern with a liberation and a freedom; change your mind frame to operate that way. -Rahm Emanuel

The revolutionary sees his task as liberation not only of the oppressed but also of the oppressor. Happiness can never truly exist in a state of tension. -Steven Biko

When people have their own money at stake, it's a lot easier to find and settle on practical, no-nonsense solutions to engineering problems than is ever the case in the complex and endless deliberations of a government bureaucracy. -Robert Zubrin

I think we all think we sound really good in the shower, where there's that nice reverb, and the water's drowning you out, and there is some liberation in the freedom of being totally alone and really going for it. -Meryl Streep

Feminists say no-fault divorce was a large hurdle on the path to female liberation. They apparently don't consult the deepest hopes or greatest fears of young women. -Tom Cotton

I don't know if the term 'liberation theology,' which can be interpreted in a very positive sense, will help us much. What's important is the common rationality to which the church offers a fundamental contribution, and which must always help in the education of conscience, both for public and for private life. -Pope Benedict XVI

These years after my liberation were years of reconstruction, and I think I made the right decisions… I mean, I lost everything: my life; my father died; I didn't know anything about my children. -Ingrid Betancourt

Every religion or every philosophy is an outcome of the human search for liberation. -Lobsang Tenzin

We had to forge an alliance of strength based not on colour but on commitment to the total abolition of apartheid and oppression; we would seek allies, of whatever colour, as long as they were totally agreed on our liberation aims. -Oliver Tambo

After a dark, violent age, the Piscean, we are entering a millennium of love and light in the words of the popular song the 'Age of Aquarius,' the time of the mind's true liberation. -Marilyn Ferguson

The people must have the opportunity to vote for the liberation from slavery and blackmail imposed by technocrats in Brussels to return sovereignty to the country. -Marine Le Pen

The first generation of the young people of our revolution took up arms following Comrade Kim Il Sung and fought the bloody anti-Japanese struggle, thus achieving the historic cause of national liberation. -Kim Jong-un

Peasants, who after the liberation of the country became the masters of their lands and their country under the benevolence of Comrade Kim Il Sung, launched the campaigns for increasing agricultural production and donating cereals out of patriotism, and thus faithfully supported the Party's line of nation building. -Kim Jong-un

The new year 2015 will be a year of great significance, in which we will mark the 70th anniversaries of national liberation and founding of the Workers' Party of Korea. -Kim Jong-un

The rainbow flag is a symbol of freedom and liberation that we made for ourselves. -Gilbert Baker

What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War? -Zbigniew Brzezinski

Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations. -Paul Craig Roberts

I was deep into it – worldwide liberation politics as well as domestic – but by the end of the '80s, I had decided it all comes down to one single issue: campaign-finance elimination. -Steven Van Zandt

Little Richard opens his mouth, and out comes liberation. -Steven Van Zandt

I did nothing but international liberation politics for ten years, and usually it was like, you gain an inch, you lose a half an inch. It's slow going, man. -Steven Van Zandt

The Senate is allowed to work the way it was designed to – meaning a place where nothing is decided without a good dose of deliberation and debate, as well as input from both the majority and minority parties – it arrives at a result that is acceptable to people all along the political spectrum. -Mitch McConnell

Coming out of the closet doesn't always mean liberation. -Jenny Zhang

I do support 'sanctuary cities,' and I would be a firm, non-negotiable 'no' vote on any deliberations that include the possibility of blocking funding for them. -Jimmy Gomez

Bills ought to be passed with deliberation by committees. Change should be achieved in a bipartisan manner. Incrementally, day by day, we should reach a consensus – not perfect, by any means – but something that we can be proud of, nonetheless. -Alexandra Petri

Everyone thinks of the roaring twenties and associates it with decadence and flappers, female sexual liberation, the freedom of women to express themselves, the beginning of feminism. But it was also a time of huge, huge change. -Billy Howle

Well, I have gotten by twenty-seven years, so that is something. I may die, but the Republic of 1916 will never die. Onward to the Republic and liberation of our people. -Bobby Sands

After the liberation of France, I went to the movies all ihe time. -Jean-Paul Belmondo

The pill was the liberation of the spirit of women. -Sonia Rykiel

I would like to say that I'm a walking poster board for feminism and women's liberation, but there are things that I do in my life that deeply, deeply fall short of being a statement for being a strong woman. I am flawed as much as anyone else. -Viola Davis

After the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, primary education was made free. We are now thinking to make education in the public sector free up to graduation level. We are also thinking of providing a light meal at primary and secondary schools in order to increase the student retention level. -Sheikh Hasina

It is ridiculous to say that Sacco and Vanzetti are being railroaded to the chair. The situation is much worse than that. This is a thing done cold-bloodedly and with deliberation. But care and deliberation do not guarantee justice. -Heywood Broun

The West sees liberation movements as terrorist movements, and that is why I am accused of supporting terrorism: because I support liberation movements. -Muammar al-Gaddafi

If, by some miracle, women should not ever utter a single protest against their condition, there would still exist among men those who could not endure in peace until her liberation had been achieved. -Lorraine Hansberry

I am forever indebted to the ANC, the liberation movement I have served almost all my life. -Jacob Zuma

None of us, no matter how perfect, can claim that the building of a new society and the marshalling of a former liberation movement into a modern political party all happen in a straight line. -Jacob Zuma

The text, 'Is God a White Racist', By Rev. Dr. William Jones, is still studied by theologians and academics and taught in institutes of higher learning. The book called into question the chief construction of black liberation theology: that God is on the side of the oppressed. -Anthea Butler

With more women in the workplace and in positions of power and leadership, with the legalization of gay marriage and the emerging liberation of the LGBTQ community, traditional definitions of masculinity are changing for the better. -Andy Dunn

Somebody once asked me how I define sobriety, and my response was 'liberation from dependence.' -Leslie Jamison

I'd been singing since I was 14 and on the road since high school, and I was very independent. Then I was Miss U.S.A. and had to have a chaperone and spent a year opening supermarkets. It was all so silly, wearing a crown and banner when it was the 1970s and women's liberation was everywhere. That was quite a stigma to overcome. -Lynda Carter

I do think that fist-waving conversations around liberation ideologies are sort of dated – I'm not creating Barbara Kruger moments of self-actualization – what I'm trying to do is create more moments of chaos where we don't really know where we are: to destabilize; where all the rules are suspended temporarily. -Kehinde Wiley

I think that we are all deeply, deeply committed to the liberation of black people. And so, when you put people together who have and share that commitment, the sky is the limit. -Alicia Garza

Muslim women deplore misogyny just as western women do, and they know that Islamic societies also oppress them; why wouldn't they? But liberation, for them does not encompass destroying their identity, religion, or culture, and many of them want to retain the veil. -Katharine Viner

Black Lives Matter has become what black communities all over the world have needed it to become. At times, it is a hashtag; at other moments, it is a declaration, a cry of rage, a sharing of light. It has become a movement that is international, worldwide in its scope of liberation for black and oppressed people everywhere. -Patrisse Cullors

I was trained within a black radical tradition that encouraged struggle within our own movements because it sharpens collective analysis – bringing us closer to the tools we need to achieve liberation. -Patrisse Cullors

Wherever there are communities fighting for freedom and liberation, there are serious tensions. -Patrisse Cullors

I am an abolitionist. What does this mean? Abolitionist resistance and resilience draws from a legacy of black-led anti-colonial struggle in the United States and throughout the Americas, including places like Haiti, the first black republic founded on the principles of anti-colonialism and black liberation. -Patrisse Cullors

The movement for black lives isn't just about black people. Black liberation has never just been about black people. It's been about a fight for our humanity, for our dignity. -Patrisse Cullors

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, like his most recent predecessors Mohamed Morsi and Hosni Mubarak, rarely mention the Sinai Peninsula other than to celebrate its liberation from Israeli occupation in 1982. -Mona Eltahawy

Fortunately, the leadership of black immigrant communities has always been present in all black liberation movements from leaders like Marcus Garvey to Shirley Chisholm to Malcolm X and Harry Belafonte. We know this is our legacy. -Opal Tometi

I was in awe of previous black liberation struggle leaders – Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells. I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself. Black Lives Matter has been that. -Opal Tometi

Nelson Mandela, a better man, not a bitter man, made our world a better place in which to live. His life and leadership exemplify the highest courage, dignity, and dedication to human liberation. -Bernice King

From Lady Carlisle's trip to Moscow in 1663 to Veronica Atkinson's tour of duty during the 1989 Romanian revolution, it is clear that very little has changed. Four hundred years of innovation, liberation, and improvement clearly bypassed the Foreign Office while making its rounds through Westminster. -Amanda Foreman

For me, a feminist is a self-empowered woman who strives to move things forward for not only women but also men in terms of freedom and liberation. -Lotte Verbeek

For some members of the radical Left, particularly in the West, people in developing countries are an ideological abstraction, on whom fantasies of liberation are projected from a comfortable distance. -Amitava Kumar

No major technological change has ever been instituted by mankind without an array of negative consequences. The motor car has meant liberation for millions, but it has also caused congestion, environmental damage, and a disturbing death toll on the roads. -Theo Paphitis

The most fundamental strength of India is that we are a land of seekers. Seekers of truth and liberation. Not a land of believers. We are a godless nation. -Jaggi Vasudev

Our country's liberation struggle arose as a consequence of the contradiction between colonized and colonizers, between exploited and exploiters. Reformist patterns of nationalist pressure were precluded by the very nature of colonial fascism. -Samora Machel

'Meenaxi' was a lesson in liberation. It taught me to be a free spirit and understand the pleasure of my work by being different people, just like Meenaxi is. -Tabu

I can't identify a race of people in this country who are more committed to the health of this country, who believe more in the Constitution, who believe more in equality and liberation and fairness to everyone else than black people. -Bryan Stevenson

I think that Napster is the greatest invention since sliced bread. Napster, to me, is liberation and freedom for artists. -KRS-One

I believe in the liberation of the Palestinian people. -Linda Sarsour

As I am actually partly Cornish, I am frequently tempted to start some sort of Cornish liberation front in the Home Counties, where our language rights are badly neglected. -Peter Hitchens

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