Best Quotes About March

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? -Khalil Gibran

Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising really sells their product, but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might steal a march on them if they stopped. -David Ogilvy

I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all. -Richard Wright

When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier. -Theodore White

As they marched, the crowds lining the route broke into applause, a sweet and deeply felt spontaneous pattering that was a sort of communal embrace. Welcome home. -Lance Morrow

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort. -Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake. -Robert Browning

When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory. -A. C. Benson

Don't ever become a pessimist… a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events. -Robert A. Heinlein

An army marches on its stomach. -Napoleon Bonaparte

It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else… begin to march us steadily backward. -Patrick Stewart

The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner. -Mark Twain

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. -Henry Ford

This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us. -Hubert H. Humphrey

The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies. -Alexis de Tocqueville

With two thousand years of Christianity behind him… a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head. -Louis-Ferdinand Celine

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it. -Emile Zola

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

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. -Albert Einstein

When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach, the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour. The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals, they symbolize the human race. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian. -William Gilmore Simms

Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. -Lyman Abbott

If I was on a march at the moment I would be saying to everyone: 'Be honest with each other. Admit there are limitless possibilities in relationships, and love as many people as you can in whatever way you want, and get rid of your inhibitions, and we'll all be happy. -Ian Mckellen

I would love to see a march on Washington that says 'Save our Social Security'. -Barbara Boxer

In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change. -Hillary Clinton

Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants. And we begin to retire in 2008. -Lindsey Graham

The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine. -Yasser Arafat

No man shall have the right to fix the boundary to the march of a Nation. -Charles Stewart Parnell

We were marching since we were babies and all we did was make Jane Fonda famous. -Robert Patrick

Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me, I will march straight ahead without looking back. -Zhu Rongji

I think people are entitled to march without a permit. When you have a few hundred thousand people on the street you have permission. -Tom Hayden

In 1965, I marched for equality. -Alphonso Jackson

I shall begin my march for Camp tomorrow morning. It was not in my power to move until I could procure shoes for the troops almost barefoot. -Anthony Wayne

That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life. -Amelia Barr

To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches. -Charles Baudelaire

You can never reach the promised land. You can march towards it. -James Callaghan

I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none. -Olivier Messiaen

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me. -Giuseppe Garibaldi

Big Brother is on the march. A plan to subject all children to mental health screening is underway, and the pharmaceuticals are gearing up for bigger sales of psychotropic drugs. -Phyllis Schlafly

Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone. -John Hannah

If we can't begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future. -Alexis Herman

But figuring out Saddam Hussein was one our greatest mysteries. He marched to his own drummer and frequently as this unfolded he made decisions which were sometimes inexplicable to us and sometimes didn't look very smart. -Brent Scowcroft

The weather was fine, the valleys literally covered with buffaloe, and everything seemed to promise a safe and speedy movement to the first grove of timber on my route, supposed to be about ten days' march. -William Henry Ashley

If you wish to draw off the people from a bad or wicked custom, you must beat up for a march; you must make an excitement, do something that everybody will notice. -Lewis Tappan

Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg. -Joshua Chamberlain

Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed. -Joshua Chamberlain

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block. -John Blair

My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society. -Natan Sharansky

No administration could stop the tidal wave of immigration that swept over the land; no political party could restrain or control the enterprise of our people, and no reasonable man could desire to check the march of civilization. -Nelson A. Miles

I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that's where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school. -Chad Smith

I went to a bunch of marches in New York and Washington, and you know I believe in the cause, but to march with those people takes a lot of compromise on my end. -David Cross

Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly. -Jim Gerlach

The march to our duty here, not merely to ourselves, but to our surroundings, must proceed. God wills it. -William H. O'Connell

And that's what's beautiful to me, is he did not become a victim of it, and he didn't become a statistic, he just kind of kept on marching through, no matter what people threw at him. -Mary Stuart Masterson

We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators. -Gray Davis

The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life. -Helena Blavatsky

I hope lots of people will join the solidarity march on May 7th and I hope things will change. -Anne Campbell

I didn't do the marching down the streets, jumping in front of the lines and holding hands… that wasn't me. -Solomon Burke

We've got to recognize that when we march into Iraq, we're setting up the card tables in front of every university in the Arab world, the Islamic world, to recruit for al-Qaida. -Chris Matthews

When you become part of something, in some way you count. It could be a march; it could be a rally, even a brief one. You're part of something, and you suddenly realize you count. To count is very important. -Studs Terkel

I marched back then – I was in a civil-rights musical, Fly Blackbird, and we met Martin Luther King. -George Takei

We have witnessed the terrible increases in the incidence of alcoholism, the advent of drug dependency, the protests, marches, strikes and human alienation. -Alex Campbell

The events of the day's march are now becoming so dreary and dispiriting that one longs to forget them when we camp; it is an effort even to record them in a diary. -Robert Falcon Scott

The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it. -Brian May

I may not have proved a great explorer, but we have done the greatest march ever made and come very near to great success. -Robert Falcon Scott

With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history. -Ibrahim Babangida

I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I will die happy. -James Longstreet

There was no indication of panic. The broken files marched back in steady step. The effort was nobly made and failed from the blows that could not be fended. -James Longstreet

Our little force will march on tomorrow or the day after. -Peter Stuyvesant

Every life is march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. -Lyman Abbott

Gradually I became aware of details: a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town. They broke formation, and went in single file along the communication trench leading to the front line. Another group followed them. -Ernst Toller

I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers. -George Armstrong Custer

Yet what you need is not marches, demonstrations, rallies or wide associations, all of them are important. What you need is direct action. The sooner people understand that, the sooner we'll begin to change things. -Arthur Scargill

I played the tuba in high school. I wanted to be a member of the marching band. I thought, what can I play that has the most effect? What can I play to get people to laugh? -Patti LuPone

Every battalion has its marching songs. -Patrick MacGill

A clock struck out the hour of twelve, and the bird in the hedgerow was still singing as we marched out to the roadway, and followed our merry pipers home to town. -Patrick MacGill

Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism, militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign state against the forward march of internationalism. -Christian Lous Lange

Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart. -George Michael

Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm – walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers. -Billy Joel

With Michigan's economic future on the line, we can't afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job. -Jennifer Granholm

The hardware manufacturers, game designers, cable companies and computer companies and, in fact, film studios are going to ensure that this thing marches on. They know that they are going to make an enormous amount of money from it. -Thomas Dolby

For better or worse, I've always tried to march to my own drum and tell it like it is, while preserving some integrity and style. God, I'm fabulous! -Michael Musto

For me the march was a labor – a labor of love – but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn't standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy. -Andre Braugher

Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer. -Adrian Belew

Look what happened with the employment law in France-the law was withdrawn because the people marched in the streets. I think what we need is a global protest movement of people who won't give up. -Jose Saramago

I was the first candidate to come out against this war, spoke at every anti-war march. -Al Sharpton

I had a teacher in art school who said something about the only works he really enjoyed seeing or found much in were works where he had a sense that a discovery was made in the course of making this object. I like to hold to that as my marching orders. -Martin Mull

I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches. -Tim Robbins

In the procession I should feel the crushing feet, the clashing discords, the ruthless hands and stifling breath. I could not hear the rhythm of the march. -Kate Chopin

Through first-class education, a generation marches down the long uncertain road of the future with confidence. -Wynton Marsalis

The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite. -Thomas Sowell

We shall meet again before long to march to new triumphs. -Giuseppe Garibaldi

Luck marches with those who give their very best. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The march is a way to get in celebration mode. -Charles Richards

Rich people march on Washington every day. -I. F. Stone

Let them march all they want, as long as they continue to pay their taxes. -Alexander Haig

The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt. -Henry George

Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will. -Thomas Carlyle

I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world. -Betty Friedan

Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination. -Swami Sivananda

The 1957 crisis in Little Rock, brought about by the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, was a huge part of the march toward freedom and opportunity in America. -Vic Snyder

Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically – while simulating a triumphant march forward – than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament? -Alexander Herzen

The march of conquest through wild provinces, may be the march of Mind; but not the march of Love. -Herman Melville

The march of the human mind is slow. -Edmund Burke

The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps. -Bob Black

We could in fact transport a person, say a kid who didn't know what it was like to be in a civil rights march. We could actually take you into that experience, so that you could better appreciate what happened and why it happened. -Dexter Scott King

I think it's a lovely idea, but it will not pass the Congress. I live in a world of realities. The policy of our country is that we can drill our way to independence. I think that's a march to folly. -Anna Eshoo

There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team, marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time. And I would spend time with the computer club after school. And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high, but I let that go. -Rainn Wilson

Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them. -Douglas Coupland

What I've always said is that I'm opposed to institutional racism, and I would've, had I've been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for institutional racism. -Rand Paul

I'm tired of ignoring that I march to a different beat. -Charlie Sheen

Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,' he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. 'Shake it off. Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'. We are going to press on. We have work to do. -Barack Obama

Even when folks are hitting you over the head, you can't stop marching. Even when they're turning the hoses on you, you can't stop. -Barack Obama

The language marches in step with the executioners. Therefore we must get a new language. -Tomas Transtromer

In Hollywood you always feel a bit like a hake. The publicists march people up and down in front of you and they interview you… You feel like the turbot and the sea-bream go by, and you're the hake. -Alejandro Amenabar

China is on a march toward rule of law and democracy. -Chen Guangcheng

You know those Navy SEALs, they weren't Democrats and Republicans. They were just doing what was best for America. Wouldn't that be a great country if all of you Americans were just like that? You followed orders, you marched in step and you followed my agenda. -Jonah Goldberg

This is not about Republican or Democrat. It is about our children, it's about our families, it is about our country, and frankly, ladies and gentlemen, it is about the world. We've got to leave here and march, and make sure Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are president and vice president of the United States. -John Kasich

Our people have proven their desire for continuing with reforms. We complete the march today with those who have an honest patriotic desire for more progress and reform. -Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Up against the corporate government, voters find themselves asked to choose between look-alike candidates from two parties vying to see who takes the marching orders from their campaign paymasters and their future employers. The money of vested interest nullifies genuine voter choice and trust. -Ralph Nader

The past always seems somehow more golden, more serious, than the present. We tend to forget the partisanship of yesteryear, preferring to re-imagine our history as a sure and steady march toward greatness. -Jon Meacham

I always wanted to make motion pictures, ever since I was a wee boy, and I was 32, and time was marching on. I met a guy who said, 'Come out to Hollywood for 10 days, and I'll get you a deal.' So I figured, 'OK, 10 days.' On the 10th day, he got me a development deal with Disney, not for a lot of money, but it allowed me to make the move. -Craig Ferguson

I am going to notice the lights of the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars, the lights of our candles as we march, the lights with which spring teases us, the light that is already present. -Anne Lamott

I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I'd hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy. -Anne Lamott

One of the good things about the way the Gulf War ended in 1991 is, you'd see the Vietnam veterans marching with the Gulf War veterans. -George H. W. Bush

Alber Elbaz is just a genius. He'll be in a dinner jacket and he doesn't care what time of day it is: I love that about him. He just marches to the beat of his own drum. -Pharrell Williams

Of all the failed technologies that litter the onward march of science – steam carriages, zeppelins, armoured trains – none has been so catastrophic to prosperity as the last century's attempt to generate electricity from nuclear fission. -James Buchan

The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it's Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women's rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties. -James McGreevey

My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr. King in the '60s, and he's very much for women's rights. -Tori Amos

Whether things turn out for the better depends on what we do. We ought not spend our time masterminding the future, but recognize our marching orders: to do the best we can for history and the planet. -Huston Smith

I am willing to consider powers which would ban known hooligans from rallies and marches and I will look into the powers the police already have to force the removal of face coverings and balaclavas. -Theresa May

One of the things that I think you see sometimes in politics is a certain degree of caution. It's usually advised by consultants who don't want to see you march to the end of a limb. -Elizabeth Edwards

When you think of how history is revealed, we know certain things to be facts at certain periods of time, which turn out not to be so factual as time marches on. -John Malkovich

White rhythm is waltzes, marches, and the polka. In Africa, rhythm is used for a celebratory groove, but white rhythm doesn't have such an enormous vocabulary of spirits. It's basically militant. -Joni Mitchell

My world was a community ballet school, a marching band, my two sisters and my girlfriends. I played saxophone in the band and was a bit nerdy. -Jennifer Garner

Anybody who really knows about the TV business knows that it would be impossible to just march in one day and say to your colleagues and bosses, 'Oh yes, I'm hosting my own show.' -Andy Cohen

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

Feminism is very much a part of a lot of my student's lives, but they're not going to march about it or take a public political stance. And I think more and more young women are claiming that they're not feminists – even though they are. -Mary Gordon

For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let's reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence. -John Garamendi

In my native Boulder County, Colorado, the fracking fanatics are out in force. They are marching door-to-door, petitions and mythology in hand, and they are storming city council and county commissioner meetings. -Bob Beauprez

I just came from South Africa, a place that had been in a perpetual uprising since 1653, so the uprising had become a way of life in our culture and we grew up with rallies and strikes and marches and boycotts. -Hugh Masekela

I grew up with protests, marches, demonstrations, struggle. But I come from a clan of community workers. -Hugh Masekela

I love gay Mardi Gras in Sydney, which is a big parade, a big march that thousands and thousands of people participate in. And there's one little group… well it's not little, it's got hundreds of people marching, and they're all very sweet, middle-aged and elderly people who are the parents of gay children who are out and proud. -Jacki Weaver

You come home to find your 17-year-old daughter engrossed in a book. Which would delight you more – if it were 'Twilight' or 'Middlemarch?' -Michael Gove

You never want your second act or the whole movie to just be this relentless march towards its goal. You want things to take the audience by surprise. -Michael Arndt

My point is, no one can stop the Internet. No one can stop that march. It doesn't mean that it's going to be smooth, though. -Michio Kaku

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

NASA works for the White House. There are many at NASA that wish they were building a modern replacement for the Shuttle. However, they had marching orders to instead work on other things, some of which should have no place in a research organization. -Burt Rutan

I go to the opera. It's mostly my wife that's a bigger fan, I'd say, than I am. I like the big opera. I want a lot of people on stage, elephants and marching stuff, and the modern stuff I don't care for. -John Roberts

Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by. -Mahmoud Darwish

As I started to pursue the subject more deeply I realized that walking was this wonderful meandering path through everything I was already interested in – gender politics, public space and urban life, demonstrations and parades and marches. The relationship between walking and thinking and between the mind and the body. -Rebecca Solnit

The methods and tools of science perennially breach barriers, granting me confidence that our epic march of insight into the operations of nature will continue without end. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I can't remember who it was who advocated that you should march with the left and dine with the right but I've often concurred, taking the view that I personify the great tolerance of Britain by consenting to being regally entertained. Besides, there is a degree of truth in the view that while the left are worthier, the right are wittier. -Will Self

With so much evidence of depleting natural resources, toxic waste, climate change, irreparable harm to our food chain and rapidly increasing instances of natural disasters, why do we keep perpetuating the problem? Why do we continue marching at the same alarming beat? -Yehuda Berg

Stone Mountain, Georgia, still had Ku Klux Klan marches, and I had a wild and courageous mother who'd put us in the car to watch them. She wanted us to know those things existed. -Nicole Beharie

As a child, I went to peace and ERA marches on the back of my mom and grandmother. Through them I learned that I wanted to find a way to make the world a more kind, compassionate place. -Abigail Washburn

I got into figure skating for the art of it, as well as the sport, and how much I love it. And, you know, I do everything that I want. I march to my own drummer. Sometimes people have an issue with that, and I can't control it. -Johnny Weir

I didn't want to go marching down the street with camera crews. Oy. To get married? Really? It seems like you have an agenda when you do it that way. I wouldn't want to get married to be an example. -Neil Patrick Harris

Loads of my friends are lesbians, and it really annoys me that gay people aren't allowed to get married in most parts of America. I'd go on a march for gay rights any time. -Pink

I did the marching band all throughout junior high and high school. Music was one of my favorite things in school. -Tommy Lee

You know, if I can survive marching band, I can survive anything. -Nellie McKay

Citizens who live or work near protest sites or marches have every right to be free of violence from protesters, and they should never be subjected to destruction of property. -Naomi Wolf

I was doing a late-night round as a milkman in 1978 when I heard a radio DJ announce that he was leaving. I marched straight to the radio station and told them I could do better. For some reason, they gave me a go. -Alan Dale

For women in, say, Alabama, 'feminism' is a dirty word. They would never march in the streets. But although they don't think of themselves as the beneficiaries of feminism, they are. -Hanna Rosin

The pope is an intelligent man and realizes that time marches on. He says the Church has a long way to go in developing a real strategy that integrates women – but clearly he is baffled as to how to do it. -Janine di Giovanni

I didn't date my wife in high school, but she was definitely by far the coolest woman there. She was definitely the most beautiful, but she also marched to the beat of her own drummer. I was in New Orleans 10 years after high school and my friend played matchmaker with us, and that's kind of how we got together. -Eric Mabius

Ours was a very progressive Protestant family, but my parents were God-loving rather than God-fearing. We went to church, and I still go with my mum and dad when I return home – it's a family thing. I played flute in my dad's marching band, but I had an integrated upbringing. We had a lot of Catholic friends. -James Nesbitt

If your child marches to a different beat, a different drummer, you might just have to go along with that music. Help them achieve what's important to them. -Sonia Sotomayor

I've been marching in every single ethnic nationality parade all throughout the City of New York. We're all Americans first and foremost, but people understand their heritage and it's good to see. -Joe Lhota

I was raised with no religious training or influence. Except the influence was to be a moral and ethical person at the secular level. And to be a peace marcher, an activist for civil rights, peace and justice. -Anne Lamott

There are occasionally eureka moments – off the top of my head, maybe Darth Vader's theme, you know, the imperial march. -John Williams

I actually had a movie green lit at Disney the same week 'Burlesque' was green lit – a movie for Disney called 'Mash-Up', about a high school marching band. -Steve Antin

I care very much about women and their progress. I didn't go march in the streets, but when I was in the Arizona Legislature, one of the things that I did was to examine every single statute in the state of Arizona to pick out the ones that discriminated against women and get them changed. -Sandra Day O'Connor

I'm so proud to be on a Kate Bush record; she's always marched to the beat of her own drum. -Elton John

Any business today that embraces the status quo as an operating principle is going to be on a death march. -Howard Schultz

I don't reflect much, unless I'm talking to the media. I have more of a 'Forward, march!' kind of attitude. -Kerry King

I don't take success and failure seriously. The only thing I do seriously is march forward. If I fall, I get up and march again. -Kareena Kapoor Khan

I'm a 'tweener,' man! I couldn't march with Dr. King and them. And I'm too old to be a hip-hopper. But I've been granted honorary status in each generation… I see my tongue as a bridge over which ideas can travel back and forth. -Michael Eric Dyson

Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road. -Albert Camus

Patrick Demarchelier was the one who got me my first 'Vogue' cover. It was French 'Vogue' – I think in '87 or '88. I think I was the first black model to be on the cover of French Vogue, which was shocking to me because when I asked them about it, they were like, 'Oh, no. We've never had that before.' -Naomi Campbell

When you have the cast, the sets, the lights, an opera takes on its own life. I'm not one of those directors who marches in with a set of plans. -Maximilian Schell

Reading is a possession, a march toward a possession. -Italo Calvino

When all you can think of is your own personal problems, you have nothing to give to your society. If you're trying to figure out where your next meal is coming from, you can't go march on Washington. -Ani DiFranco

When our mothers are alive and healthy, they do extraordinary things… like the mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who marched in Argentinean plazas, defying the military junta dictatorship and demanding the whereabouts of their abducted children… or the Liberian mothers who faced down civil war armed only with T-shirts and courage. -Liya Kebede

There are times when it's absolutely appropriate to march up to someone, stick out your hand and introduce yourself, and times when it's best to let your male cameraman or producer do the talking and hang back until you've felt out the situation. -Clarissa Ward

Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. We would have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House. -Isoroku Yamamoto

Music can lift the spirit; it can make you cry. Soldiers have marched into battle to music. It's a powerful thing. -Jools Holland

I'm never without my personalised Anya Hindmarch diary – I keep my schedule online, too, but my diary is always in my bag. It's crammed Post-its. -Aerin Lauder

Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America, when what black America needs isn't a leader – it is education. Giving speeches and marching – that's not the concept that brings about real freedom, equality and justice. -Don Yaeger

Naturally, no march on Washington would be complete without its counter-demonstration. -Jean Hanff Korelitz

Someone who wanted to challenge Orthodoxy would not be able to locate a building to hold a protest march in front of. The faith is too diffused. -Frederica Mathewes-Green

Our nation has come so far since 1968 when Dr. King was assassinated, but I know we can do better to achieve The Dream, and that is why I keep marching on. -Charles B. Rangel

I was proud to march beside some of the most notable Civil Rights activists, such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., from Selma to Montgomery. -Charles B. Rangel

There should be marches in every neighborhood every day telling the people about the negativity of drugs and how the drugs help us to behave negatively. -Bill Cosby

It seems the only way to gain attention today is to organize a march and protest something. -Billy Graham

Abraham, a simple farmer, at a word from the Invisible God, marched, with family and stock, through the terrible desert to a distant land to live among a people whose language he could neither speak nor understand! Not bad, that! -Charles Studd

My mom had me at 16 and took me every place she went. I remember going on peace marches. She tried to take me to Woodstock – it was pouring rain. It was on my birthday, and I was crying so much in the car they turned the car around and dumped me at my grandmother's house… I had a little attitude. -Debi Mazar

I was involved with the Nation of Islam. I wasn't doing no marching. I've been involved with the Nation for 50 years. Back in those days, they tried to label us as black Muslims. There are Muslims all over the world. It doesn't have to be black; it doesn't matter what color he is. -The Mighty Hannibal

I loved 'Middlemarch,' I think that's one of my favourite books of all time, actually. -Eleanor Catton

There are people that have that confidence, who march into VIP areas. I assume I won't get in. I don't say, 'Do you know who I am?', but sometimes I'm with someone who says it for you. Then, I pretend to be all, 'Oh, please don't shame me!'. -Chris Lowe

If I get incensed about some injustice, you can't make me – I will not just going to sit at my desk, at my computer all the time. I – I might want to march out on that. -Barbara Ehrenreich

The power of protest depends not only on how many turn out, but also on what legislative, judicial, and civil society institutions exist to enact the will of those marching in the streets. -Cynthia P. Schneider

You have to think of your career the way you look at the ocean, deciding which wave you're gonna take and which waves you're not gonna take. Some of the waves are going to be big, some are gonna be small, sometimes the sea is going to be calm. Your career is not going to be one steady march upward to glory. -Alan Arkin

The creative process is not like a situation where you get struck by a single lightning bolt. You have ongoing discoveries, and there's ongoing creative revelations. Yes, it's really helpful to be marching toward a specific destination, but, along the way, you must allow yourself room for your ideas to blossom, take root, and grow. -Carlton Cuse

To be a Jew is an act of the strenuous mind as it stands before the fakeries and lying seductions of the world, saying no and no again as they parade by in all their allure. And to be a writer is to plunge into the parade and become one of the delirious marchers. -Cynthia Ozick

Because appearing to be fair is part of being fair, most mainstream news organizations discourage marching for causes, displaying political bumper stickers or giving cash to candidates. -Bill Dedman

I was immersed in popular songs of the time, of the '30s and '40s. I was writing songs, making fun of the attitudes of those songs, in the musical style of the songs themselves; love songs, folk songs, marches, football. -Tom Lehrer

Anya Hindmarch is indeed a handbag designer; she has the requisite fabulous life, tasteful home, and loving husband. She is also beautiful and self-deprecating, and has five children aged 5 to 20 and a philanthropic bent which spans causes from cancer care to Britain's Conservative Party. -Kate Reardon

Life should not be a funeral march to the grave. We should have the capacity for being able to lift up not just public dialogue, but lift up each other in a greater cause of nationhood. -Dennis Kucinich

In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly. -Eskinder Nega

When I bought a collection of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, I returned home with a bright enthusiasm to begin the long march into the Russian soul. Though I've failed to read either man to completion, they both helped me to imagine that my fictional South Carolina was as vast a literary acreage as their Russia. -Pat Conroy

We young Filipinos are trying to make over a nation and must not halt in our march, but from time to time turn our gaze upon our elders. We shall wish to read in their countenances approval of our actions. -Jose Rizal

Really, I'm only alive out of curiosity. I'm very curious about where we're all marching. -John Hurt

When I arrived in France aged 20, I marched against the death penalty, which was an unpopular thing to protest against at the time. -Jane Birkin

I can call a march, and thousands come out, and I happen to have access to the White House at the same time. -Al Sharpton

Canada Day comes and goes modestly every year. Sure, there are retail sales promotions and a long weekend. But there isn't bluster or commodity in Canadian celebration. Canada isn't big on bunting. Or jet flyovers, fireworks, marching bands or military pomp. -Rick Moranis

I don't feel like, unless I have a boyfriend or somebody to march down the aisle with for the fifth time, that I'm 'Oh, poor me.' I'm not going to go running out desperately looking, making myself crazy and thinking that, without that, I'm nothing. -Raquel Welch

When I first played New York, it was with James Brown at the Apollo, and I was playing in a band under the name The Valentinos. I remember Sam Cooke saying, 'I want you to go in there with James Brown. I couldn't be as hard on you as James Brown would be.' But we came out marching like soldiers. -Bobby Womack

Jesus is why women have traveled continents, spent decades learning a strange language so they could translate the Gospel, planting churches, caring for the sick, educating the illiterate, and marching for the oppressed. -John Ortberg

With 'Selma,' I grew up in Alabama, 45 minutes away from Selma. I have gone to that commemorative march many times with my parents. -Andre Holland

The brave men die in war. It takes great luck or judgment not to be killed. Once, at least, the head has to bow and the knee has to bend to danger. The soldiers who march back under the triumphal arches are death's deserters. -Jean Giraudoux

I used to hunt as a child but gave up the chase in my 'Ho Ho Ho Chi-Minh, we shall fight and we shall win' chanting and marching days – by which time I had come to share Oscar Wilde's feelings about 'the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.' -Jonathan Dimbleby

Today, I see thousands of Mahatma Gandhis, Martin Luther Kings, and Nelson Mandelas marching forward and calling on us. The boys and girls have joined. I have joined in. We ask you to join, too. -Kailash Satyarthi

I call for a march from exploitation to education, from poverty to shared prosperity, a march from slavery to liberty, and a march from violence to peace. -Kailash Satyarthi

At its best, American music is the soundtrack of our long – and often painful – march toward a more perfect union. -Shawn Amos

I think that rather than saying that Occupy Wall Street has died, we can say that they're in the process of understanding what the long march through alternative institutions might mean. -Henry Giroux

I often visit Maria Tatar's 'The Grimm Reader' for a cold dose of courage. Her translations come from the Brothers Grimm, whose now-famous collection of 'Kinder- und Hausmarchen' ('Children's and Household Tales') was first published in 1812. The book was not intended for young readers. -Kate Bernheimer

In high school, I stole a six-foot submarine sandwich from a banquet room in front of several hundred people. I did it because I was in marching band, and we were promised food if we played, and they broke their promise. It was my first and only heist, motivated by justice and hunger. -Greg van Eekhout

I think there are a lot of rules for women. We have a lot of expectations and a lot of rules for women. So we're expected to march in a straight line, and when we don't, all hell breaks loose. -Roxane Gay

Within white Australia, there was a growing movement for what was known as reconciliation – a movement that peaked with millions marching in 2000 to demand the government say sorry for past injustices. -Richard Flanagan

The march of progress must continue. -Martin O'Malley

I got my first set of drums when I was around 3. I went from band to marching band to Latin jazz band – it's like riding a bike. -Jeremih

Africa is no more this poor continent. It's on the march. -Claire Denis

When I was growing up, in L.A., I went to these schools, Fairfax High School, Bancroft Junior High School, and they had great music departments. I always played in the orchestra, the jazz band, the marching band. -Flea

There were three Selma-to-Montgomery marches in March 1965, and Rosa Parks had missed the first one. Parks, whose act of civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, moved to Detroit two years later for safety reasons. -Douglas Brinkley

One thing 'not right' on the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches is the sad fact that the Edmund Pettus Bridge hasn't been renamed the John Lewis Bridge. -Douglas Brinkley

My grandpa always tells me that 45-minute lunches are key because an army marches on its stomach. -Gia Coppola

If a child wants to read 'Twilight' over Middlemarch, they should be encouraged – the important thing is to get them reading in the first place. -Malorie Blackman

Death is not the end; it is but one more step in a great forward march made possible by the redemption wrought by the Savior. This is the spirit of true science – constant and eternal seeking. -Henry B. Eyring

We can rebuild an alliance to fight ISIS, but we have to lead, and we have to give our allies what they are asking us to do. We do not have to march off to war, but we have to help our allies fight a war which we need them to win. -Carly Fiorina

If people really saw what was happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, then they might be marching in the streets to end wars. But you know, I think that no one ever sees because we're not allowed to see, and we're not allowed to publish what we do see. So it's quite difficult. -Lynsey Addario

I stuck out more in an English public school than I would have had I marched in a May Day parade with the Red Army in Moscow or sashayed the Yves St. Laurent catwalk with supermodels or hunted seals with the Inuit or – well, you get the idea. -Rabih Alameddine

My own eight children all march to the beat of their inner music, and in some cases, it is definitely far away from what I hear. I've had to honor their instincts and their choices, and merely guided them out of harm's way until they could be their own guides. -Wayne Dyer

I have always marched to my own beat, and most frequently, it was inconsistent not only with my own immediate family, but with my culture as well. -Wayne Dyer

I think the 'Boxers' book was easier for me to envision as a comic, because they were on this epic journey. These teenagers basically gathered into this army and marched to the capital city where they had a showdown with the Europeans and Japanese. On the 'Saints' side, it was a lot trickier. -Gene Luen Yang

From an early age, I had always loved drawing. Laying on the floor, in front of the fire, drawing from my imagination, marching soldiers, dive bombers, spaceships and monsters. Now, suddenly, I was drawing from real life! -Michael Foreman

I was in college when tens of thousands of people marched on Washington for the first Earth Day. Raw sewage floated in rivers and clouds of smog hung over cities. But then something amazing happened. People spoke out. Thousands of students, workers, and ordinary citizens used their voices to say, 'This has to change.' -Frances Beinecke

Each time a new disaster puts miners in the news, the press tries to make them into heroes, but they don't quite fit the bill. They don't march off to war or rush into burning buildings or rid our streets of crime. -Tawni O'Dell

I attended public school in Houston. I took piano lessons for several years, and in high school, I played trombone in the marching band. I remember especially enjoying two seasonal activities: ice skating with the Houston Figure Skating Club in the winter and visiting an aunt and uncle's farm in West Texas in the summer. -Robert Woodrow Wilson

I'm the weird person who completely loved and devoured 'Middlemarch' but who has not finished far shorter and more readable books due to distraction or the fact that by some miracle I am sleeping through the night. -Sally Mann

The weakness in traditional Scottish nationalism lay in its own inability to grasp that identity could not be the only factor in the march to independence. -Tariq Ali

Born in poverty, he will take supreme power. He will bankrupt the country. Raising an army in the Milanese marches, he will drain Faenza and Florence of gold and people. -Nostradamus

My lighter, more superficial side will always steal a march on the deeper side and therefore always win. You can't imagine how often I've tried to push away this Anne, which is only half of what is known as Anne – to beat her down, hide her. -Anne Frank

Surely the wake left behind by mankind's forward march reveals its movement just as clearly as the spray thrown up elsewhere by the prow. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Tonight, tonight we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president. Standing here, standing here as my mother's daughter, and my daughter's mother, I'm so happy this day has come. -Hillary Clinton

When I was going to gay bars in my 20s and 30s, the older guys there explained to me that the police would occasionally raid these places and march the clients out, load them onto paddy wagons, drive them down to the station, photograph them, fingerprint them and put their names on a list. They were doing nothing wrong, and it was criminalized. -George Takei

The people who were marching at Peggy O'Hara's funeral gave the impression they were associated with the INLA, which is supposed to be on ceasefire and to have decommissioned some of their weapons. I ask if they could have honoured her in a more dignified way. -Martin McGuinness

As soldiers in Israel's army, one of the most grueling training regimens we had to endure was a long march while carrying a comrade on a stretcher. -Naftali Bennett

Fundamentally, what you're trying to do when you're directing is get a group of people who most likely have never met, unify them, and make sure that we're all clear on what we're marching towards. -Thomas Kail

We march on toward the realization of the American Dream. We are not diverted by those who would deny opportunity based on what we look like or where we came from or who would deny equality based on who we love. -Donna Brazile

We march on because all lives matter, not to be judged by the color of their skin. -Donna Brazile

We really need a public-interest government that is not taking marching orders from the fossil-fuel industry and the banks and the war profiteers. We really need a government that is acting on our behalf. -Jill Stein

I describe myself as an environmentalist not because I'm marching in the street with placards but because I like to be in the woods by myself. -T. C. Boyle

A typewriter forces you to keep going, to march forward. -James McBride

I was so angry at God for taking my father from me that I marched up to my mother before the funeral and told her I was going to quit nursing school. I just wanted to stop living. -Bonnie Hunt

I don't view myself as marching to any right-wing drummer. -Rodney Frelinghuysen

I don't even really see sit-ins and marches as passive. I see them as quite assertive. I see those as emotionally aggressive tactics. I see people putting their lives on the line and being bold and brave. -Ava DuVernay

As the graying of the country continues its march forward, many retirees are now relocating to dense urban centers for the cultural and social opportunities, access to public transportation, and the ability to shop nearby for food and household needs without depending unduly on others. -Chuck Norris

I was there when they shut down the Pentagon; I've been going on protest marches my whole life… And now, this fight against controlling and policing women's bodies feels like a war. -Marilyn Minter

I've loved football since I was in the marching band of junior high and high school and was the water girl for my high school's team. -Jennifer Garner

My father being a soldier, every time I saw soldiers marching – 'Well,' I thought, 'my father's that,' and these soldiers were always looking magnificent. And I thought they were powerful; they were all-powerful. I knew that they were an elite in India. -Spike Milligan

I saw the first of the 7-mile-long column appear – red and orange and green banners, 'Ban the Bomb!' etc., shining and swaying slowly. Absolute silence. I found myself weeping to see the tan, dusty marchers, knapsacks on their backs – Quakers and Catholics, Africans and whites, Algerians and French – 40 percent were London housewives. -Sylvia Plath

Church members in too many cases are like deep sea divers, encased in the suits designed for many fathoms deep, marching bravely to pull out plugs in bathtubs. -Peter Marshall

I played the sax at school. I was in marching band. -Desiigner

We read of the courageous march south to battle the Confederate Army by the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Unlike their white counterparts, they understood from the beginning that they would be offered no quarter if captured alive. -Burgess Owens

My mom marched into the reservation tent and reserved a Model X for herself. She drives a Jeep; she has four grandchildren. She didn't ask my dad. She just went ahead and did it. -Franz von Holzhausen

In our fervor to halt the potential spread of totalitarianism, what incredible precedent are we setting in Vietnam? By marching our legions through the countryside of foreign continents, burning homes, laying waste to the land, and indiscriminately killing friend and foe alike? -Robert Vaughn

It's a city of its own and has its own sound. I think what makes it different is the drama; you know how they say everyone marches to their own beat? Well, I think Philly has its own beat as well, and it's distinctive. It sounds easy, but it's hard to play. -Billy Paul

If we doubt the power of literature and art to civilise, how come no one has ever been mugged by a person carrying a well-thumbed copy of 'Middlemarch' in his back pocket? -Howard Jacobson

I even done a doo-wop version of the Mickey Mouse march. -Aaron Neville

I suggest that ten thousand Negroes march on Washington, D.C., the capital of the Nation, with the slogan, 'We loyal Negro American citizens demand the right to work and fight for our country.' -A. Philip Randolph

If we turn our backs of the Scythians who have provoked us, how shamefully shall we march against the revolted Bactrians; but if we pass Tanais and make the Scythians feel, by dear experience, that we are invincible, not in Asia only, it is not to be doubted but that Europe itself, as well as Asia, will come within the bounds of our conquests. -Alexander the Great

There would be no difficulty in securing the rights of the people and the liberties of Texas if men would march to their duty and not fly like recreants from danger. Texas must be defended and liberty maintained. -Sam Houston

I am joining the hundreds of thousands who shall be marching in the Virtual March on Washington to Stop Global Warming in order to demonstrate the concern that we all hold for the future of our planet and all the living things – flora, fauna, human and animal – that exist upon it. -Walter Cronkite

We the people have the strength to bring our country from our weak-kneed stumbling gait in the last ranks of reason to the leadership of the great march to environmental victory. -Walter Cronkite

When you meet your kids, you realize that they deserve great parents. And then you have your marching orders, and you have to try and become the person that they deserve. -Ryan Gosling

Our nation marches closer to Trumpism each day, a path paved with reckless Tweets and the normalization of the ugly and the absurd. -David Brock

You have an expansionist Islam and you have an expansionist China. Right? They are motivated. They're arrogant. They're on the march. And they think the Judeo-Christian West is on the retreat. -Steve Bannon

Before we went on any protest, whether it was sit-ins or the freedom rides or any march, we prepared ourselves, and we were disciplined. We were committed to the way of peace – the way of non-violence – the way of love – the way of life as the way of living. -John Lewis

In 1965, the attempted march from Selma to Montgomery on March 7 was planned to dramatize to the state of Alabama and to the nation that people of color wanted to register to vote. -John Lewis

Without our faith, we wouldn't have been able to succeed. On many occasions, before we'd go out on a sit-in, before we went on the freedom ride, before we marched from Selma to Montgomery, we would sing a song or say a prayer. Without our faith, without the spirit and spiritual bearings and underpinning, we would not have been so successful. -John Lewis

If it hadn't been for that march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday, there would be no Barack Obama as President of the United States of America. -John Lewis

I love how music and chants were used in the Civil Rights movement to help people keep marching. How songs were both a balm and a call to action. -Jamila Woods

The old footage of my dad, I always knew we were cut from the same cloth, because my dad was such a renegade and always marched to the beat of his own drum. To see where we were both dancing and being silly together, it's too beautiful for words. I was really happy to have that. -Juliette Lewis

I've always been the opposite of mainstream. I march to my own beat. It's the only way I know. -Juliette Lewis

The old saying, 'An army marches on its stomach' has never been more true than in film and television. If it's good, cheerful, and exciting and full of great yummy things, then everyone does really well. If it's the opposite, it's very disappointing. -Rupert Friend

There is no force in the world that can block the powerful march of our army and people, who are holding high the banner of the suns of great Comrade Kim Il Sung and great Comrade Kim Jong Il and continuing to advance under the leadership of the party and with strong faith in sure victory. -Kim Jong-un

Comrade Kim Jong Il, by continuing the march of Songun without interruption and with absolute trust in our service personnel and other people who were faithful to the Party's cause, led the socialist cause of Juche along the road of victory. -Kim Jong-un

The heroic working class of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, holding aloft the banner of modelling the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, should become the engine propelling the masses forward on the general onward march and the example for all other members of society to follow in stepping up the building of a powerful socialist country. -Kim Jong-un

It is the unshakeable determination and will of our Party to put forward young people in the vanguard of the ranks of the general onward march as masters of the times and help them put up the doorplate of a thriving country before anybody else. -Kim Jong-un

It doesn't matter where we are. We can be marching down the streets of New Orleans, or we can be onstage in front of 15,000 people. As long as I know that I'm about to put my horn to my mouth and play some notes, that's what I most look forward to. -Trombone Shorty

I personally didn't go to any marches or anything like that. For me, all lives matter, you know what I mean? -Rozonda Thomas

I wanted to fold into the 'Hellraiser' narrative something about the guy – the Frenchman Lemarchand – who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead. I figured, 'Well, what would have happened to him?' He might well have been taken to Devil's Island, and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie. -Clive Barker

Calling representatives every single day, arranging local community meetings, and marching in the streets every Sunday. It's not the path to glory, but it's absolutely essential to maintaining a democracy under threat. -Laura Moser

My dad was a kind of semiprofessional Dixieland-type drummer, and I learned the drums from him. When I was about twelve, we bought our first Ludwig drum set from a pawnshop – a marching-band bass drum, great big tom-toms, and big, deep snare drums. -Sam Shepard

Being right is important. Too many great teams march off saying, 'If we build it, they will come,' and then never are able to change the idea towards something that people really want. -Garry Tan

My parents were active in the anti-war movement in the 1960s, so I grew up with a tradition of civic activism around our dinner table and going to different marches for different causes. -Jared Polis

The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed higher in 17 of the 21 sessions since Donald Trump was elected president, with about a dozen record closes so far as it continues marching higher. -Kelly Evans

There are certain functions that a writer has to do. In a time of crisis, it is great to have heroic poems, as it was in the Irish Revolution. It's great to have great songs, because people need something to sing when they are marching. That's OK, but it should be on the side. It's not the ultimate thing. -Derek Walcott

Dick Gregory used every syllable, every metaphor, every joke, every march, every incarceration, every hour of his life, to embarrass this country into providing a more perfect, perfect union. -Joe Morton

What I try to focus on is not to try to stop the march of technological progress. Instead, I try to run faster. If Amazon knows you better than you know yourself, then the game is up. -Yuval Noah Harari

In 1989, with the end of the Cold War and the collapse of communism, it seemed that the liberal story had won. The liberal story says that humankind is inevitably marching towards a global society of free markets and democratic politics. -Yuval Noah Harari

I'm marching for women; I'm marching for the LGBT community. I'm marching for immigrants. I happen to fall into all three categories, so I'm marching for myself at the end of the day and for my family and my friends. And for whoever else deserves it. -Lauren Jauregui

I eat healthily and exercise, and I'm not giving up and saying I'm too old – I'm just determined to keep on marching with enthusiasm and interest and curiosity. -Ellen Burstyn

There's definitely that tribal Africana thing going on in my sound. It's that marching band, second-line music, that Creole-influence in the kick, and the snare that drives everything for me. I think it's really what's separated my sound from a lot of the R&B and pop music out there. -Dawn Richard

Certainly, Occupy Wall Street protesters have different ideas about the movement's mission. Many of the marchers I met even disagreed on the purpose of their trek – some thought it was about getting to Washington to protest the 'supercommittee'; others thought it was about visiting other Occupations. -Elizabeth Flock

I remember telling my mom, 'Mom, I'm gay, but I'm not going to march in a parade or anything.' That's what I was telling my parents and all my friends and everything. I'm gay, but I'm not going to be on a float or something. Cut to five years later, and I was the grand marshal of the gay pride parade. -Jonathan Groff

A revolution is not a painless march to the gates of freedom and justice. It is a struggle between rage and hope, between the temptation to destroy and the desire to build. -Hisham Matar

Sometimes I wake at 2 A.M. worrying that my great-granddaughter will have to march through her distant, broiling future gathering all the plastic I ever disposed of. -Anthony Doerr

When I was working for Miramax, before Sundance, a videotape of 'The Blair Witch Project' – of the full, completed movie – went to a lot of the buyers. And so we all saw it before the festival, and I passed, a bunch of people passed… Then I watched the movie marching toward success, and was reminded by my bosses what a dope I was. -Jason Blum

My parents are avid consumers of art, collectors of African American paintings, and have always gone to the theater. My mother has always been an activist, too. As long as I can remember, we were marching in lines. -Lynn Nottage

I actually believe that this Trump phenomenon, which has affected many of us, is going to accelerate the use of art for philanthropy, because people are realizing that art is a vehicle for showing opposition – just look at the signs in the women's marches. -Agnes Gund

Collective action remains the best way of renewing the march towards the great trinity of liberty, equality, and solidarity. -Guy Standing

I had always been moved by the story and love of Antony and Cleopatra. Their love moved and changed the world. While their love ended in tragedy, their love endured the march of time. Their passion lit the world on fire. -Shervin Pishevar

India's states must compete, not march in lockstep, if India is to develop its own path to sustainable prosperity. -Anand Mahindra

Whether you want to do a letter-writing campaign or a march or start a social media hashtag – whatever it is – know that there are people out there that are thinking exactly like you're thinking and are also afraid to take that next and very important step. -Angela Rye

Rallies, marches on Washington, protests, et al. are pointless if there is no action to make them mean something. -Dana Loesch

I grew up in India. From my childhood, I remember the great reverence that people held for our national hero, Mahatma Gandhi. He galvanized millions to march as one, disarmed the empire that had ruled his country for nearly a century, and enabled India to become a free and independent nation. -Punit Renjen

I love marching bands. -Yance Ford

I grew up in a deeply Catholic home. Our parents always encouraged us to march to our own drums, though, so some of us are still Catholic and some are not. That's always going to be a part of me though; little bits of it trickle into my work. Whether it's an embrace or a rejection, I'm not always sure, but I can't avoid it. -David Lowery

My school had the dopest arts program – the dopest show choir, the dopest marching band. I couldn't sing or play an instrument a lick, but I was just going to fake it till I make it. -Brian Tyree Henry

There are many photos of Catholic priests and nuns marching in the Civil Rights movement, most notably at the March on Selma, Ala. in 1965. However, the history of Catholicism in this country tells a different story. -Anthea Butler

I don't put work in an art gallery because the next day I want people to march in the streets. -Trevor Paglen

It can't be articulated enough, that feminism means the desire to have equality between men and women. I believe that, and I act on those beliefs by going to marches and making a difference where I can. -Maya Hawke

The forward march of American literature is usually chronicled by way of its male novelists. There is little sense, in that version of the story, that women writers of those eras were doing much worth remembering. -Michelle Dean

My father marched in Selma. My father was there in Alabama. That's where I was born. My birth certificate says 'colored.' It does not say I'm African-American or black. So for me, those are real realities that are not subject to opinion. -Orlando Jones

I'd been politically active ever since my parents wheeled me in a stroller in a 'ban the bomb' march in Boston in 1963. -David Grinspoon

Racism is not first and foremost a skin problem. It is a sin problem. See, when you believe that racism is a skin problem, you can take three hundred years of slavery, court decisions, marches, and the federal government involvement and still not get it fixed right. -Tony Evans

For a whole year in elementary school, when the class marched down to the school library every week, I would refuse to return my book. I would just check it out again and again. Every week. For a whole year. The object of my fourth-grade filibuster was 'D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.' -Robin Sloan

One of the many American ideals that make no sense at all is that we're all a million rugged individualists marching in lockstep. We dress accordingly, at least the men. If it's always been thus, I yearn for the halcyon days of the man in the gray flannel suit because at least that guy had some flair. -Rumaan Alam

President Clinton's support of the LGBT community and recognition that DOMA, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, is unconstitutional and should be struck down shows that the political landscape continues to change in favor of LGBT equality. Leaders and allies like President Clinton are critical to moving our march for equality forward. -Wilson Cruz

If there is a tendency in modern television I hate, it is the unstoppable march of the dramatic reconstruction to tell the stories of anything from an ancient Egyptian battle to the early life of Paul Gascoigne. -Kevin Macdonald

It's interesting to me that the Arab Spring started in Tunisia, and in the marches, people were singing 'Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights.' -Kevin Macdonald

When I was in high school, people would ask me what I wanted to do, and I would always say I wanted to 'lead marches and give speeches.' -Michael Tubbs

When you're in Ranger School, it sucks. You're not eating; you're not sleeping. You're marching miles – for months at a time. It's horrible. -Tim Kennedy

Everything Republicans once claimed to advocate – entitlement reform, free trade, standing up to dictators, encouraging the march of freedom around the world – turns out to be negotiable and reversible, depending on Donald Trump's whims and the furies of his base. -Bret Stephens

In my view, the most important lesson we can learn from Dr. King is not what he said at the March on Washington but what he said and did after the march. In the years following the march, he did not play politics to see what crumbs a fundamentally corrupt system might toss to the beggars for justice. -Michelle Alexander

I'm sort of stuck in adolescence in many ways, like most artists, and march to my own beat. -Mary Gauthier

I think this is how life is. It's not a linear march through time; you revolve around the same old things as you age and acquire experiences. -Miranda July

I'm an identical twin, and I felt that with my twin brother, we sort of formed this unassailable force, and it gave me the confidence to be different. Even if I was a goofball, my twin brother was a goofball with me, so I didn't have to worry about fitting in as much. I was able to march to my own drummer. -Glenn Kelman

There were a lot of anti-apartheid rallies and marches and concerts that we would go to as a family. And music was a big part of that. It was never just the politics. -Goapele

We need to talk about representation for queer people in the media and also in law. And there's a long history of drag queens leading those discussions in marches on the street and even in bars going back to the time of Stonewall and before. -Sasha Velour

Spider-Man is supposed to be 'neighborhood friendly,' but I've never seen that dude at a Black Lives Matter march. -Jermaine Fowler

'V for Vendetta' is an amazing movie, and it had an obvious message, but it was done so perfectly. I got out of the movie, and I wanted to march so hard. I wanted to be an activist. -Jermaine Fowler

At the women's march, we held signs that said, 'Today we march, tomorrow we run.' They didn't believe us, but it's coming to pass. -Ayanna Pressley

Most audiences are being attracted to '12 Strong' because of what they might expect to see from a movie like this, which is that the Americans arrive, they march into the camp, they take it over, and take charge. It's like, 'Everything's going to be fine now. We're here.' That's not how these guys operate. They're very different. -Doug Stanton

I would never think twice about marching next to my brother for an issue we both believe in. -Machine Gun Kelly

I was a drummer in the bugle band in cadets. I marched. It's probably quite funny to look back on it. -Gordon Lightfoot

People like to put you a box. I've always been the wrong shape. Maybe you are, too. I think all the people who are wrong shapes for boxes should go out and march into the streets singing, 'We are the shapes! We don't fit the box.' -Noel Fielding

I've played hundreds of protests. I've marched on dozens of picket lines. I've strummed my guitar at innumerable demonstrations. -Tom Morello

The pomp, power, and military bombast of 'La Marseillaise' draws me into the history of France and my own. The surname I was born with was French: D'Orsay; perhaps an ancestor was amongst those troops that marched to this evocative anthem for the first time as they entered Paris 200 years ago! -Engelbert Humperdinck

There's a steady forward march of a creative process that some of us stay with and don't give up – that should be an admirable thing – from Louis Armstrong to Charlie Parker to Miles to Ornette and some people who are not even known today – some kids coming up – people who are out to change the world. -Wayne Shorter

I've been written off. But I don't go about crying. Nothing is going to stop me. Not Chisora. We're marching on. -Dillian Whyte

Politicians and lawmakers are willing to watch us take us a knee, watch us march, watch us picket and protest – and wait us out. They are willing and prepared to outlast us – and, in most cases, to do absolutely nothing about the problems we highlight and amplify. -Shaun King

When either major stories break or something just really touches me, I initiate and pitch, then follow through. I will literally march across the newsroom and bang on the president of CNN's door. He knows when I'm coming. -Brooke Baldwin

Every time I go to a march or a rally, and I post it on Instagram, people will go, 'I'm going to unfollow you!' And I'm like, 'I used to play arenas. I've lost a lot of fans. I'm fine with that. I've had people unfollowing me for years. You're way behind the times.' -Bobcat Goldthwait

You'll be glad to know that I'm not taking my marching orders from the Democrats. -Brian Kemp

When we started making 'Selma,' the Black Lives Matter movement didn't exist. The parallels between Martin Luther King staging these marches, suffering police brutality… we weren't even aware when making the film that these sorts of things would start to happen again in 2015. -Stephan James

In so many instances, there has been an attempt to rewrite history. And many times, on photographs, Martin and I were marching together, hand in hand; they cropped the photographs and left me out. -Ralph Abernathy

The long march of Western civilization from pantheons of gods for every taste to one God for all has been thrown into reverse by celebrity worship to give us a plethora of ancient deities to follow. -Florence King

Growing up with a bold feminist in my mother, I witnessed her march magnificently from mini to maxi, fashions so obviously linked to powerful statements of female progression, equality and recognition. I knew no other than freedom of expression in all the forms it came in; art, theatre, fashion, literature and music. -Esther McVey

As a social justice lawyer, I started marches against Trump here in Detroit. -Rashida Tlaib

Modi is marching forward on the basis of the BJP's philosophy. -Amit Shah

There is such little tolerance for women on the national stage who don't agree with the hosts of 'The View' or celebrities who march with Planned Parenthood. -Abby Johnson

You cannot please everybody. You keep marching forward. -John Calipari

One of my first memories is marching with my mom. I was in kindergarten with with the Catholic ladies when Martin Luther King Jr. got shot. We wore the black armbands and marched downtown. -Duff McKagan

I was lucky I had a mom who had seen it all. From seeing my grandfather march in the Civil Rights era, she understood the depth, character, and stability you need to go through racism. She taught me not to accept it to but deal with it and be better than it. -Malcolm Brogdon

At home, my children make sure that I fall in line and march to their tune. -Smriti Irani

I had some proper training, but that was only on snare drum. Learning all the techniques in marching bands and realizing how important it is to play tight set a standard for me for when I did get into a band. -Vinnie Paul

How shall we remember Mahatma Gandhi, that eternal pilgrim of freedom? Born of the very spirit of India, steeped in the tradition, the song, the legend of our ancient land – and yet he was revolutionary. Unique among revolutionaries, he marched for freedom, clad in the robe of truth, with non-violence for his staff. -Rajiv Gandhi

If you have a march that's entirely white women or a march that maybe is entirely black women, it's going inspire those who look like them, which is fine. Our idea is that we want to inspire as diverse of a group of people as possible. -Linda Sarsour

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