Best Quotes About Polo

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences. -Ruth Benedict

When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, 'Ours.' -Vine Deloria, Jr.

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. -Benjamin Disraeli

Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses? -David Brin

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession. -John Steinbeck

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world. -Jane Howard

In our home there was always prayer – aloud, proud and unapologetic. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess. -Margaret Mead

Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets. -Henry Kissinger

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be. -Steve Martin

An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books. -Samuel Butler

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. -P. G. Wodehouse

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. -Grace Hopper

Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world? -Jim Bakker

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world – and stop being its apologist. -Bono

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. -Red Auerbach

We as Democrats have no apologies to make to anyone. -Richard J. Daley

An apology might help, but you can change your life without one. -Robin Quivers

Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything. -Harry S Truman

A stiff apology is a second insult… The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy. But Clinton now is working very hard. He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese. And, he's also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets. -David Letterman

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well. -Jim Rohn

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. -Tryon Edwards

For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence? -Milan Kundera

No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve. -Hector Hugh Munro

Apology is only egotism wrong side out. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize. -Muhammad Ali

We cannot erase what has been done. We can apologize for it. We can express our outrage. We can say to the American people and to the people of the world, this is not our way and we do not condone it, but we cannot change it and we cannot erase it. -Ben Nelson

I never apologize for my efforts to support worthy projects that Alabama. -Richard Shelby

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed. -George Allen

A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement. -Trent Lott

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over – except when they are different. -Nancy Banks Smith

Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think. -Randy Newman

Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word. -Peter Gay

I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life. -Stevie Nicks

Theology is anthropology. -Anselm Feuerbach

It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation. -Archibald Alexander

I never apologized for anything in my life. The only thing I'm sorry about is putting a curse on Roger Ebert's colon. If a fat pig like Roger Ebert doesn't like my movie, then I'm sorry for him. -Vincent Gallo

Point set topology is a disease from which the human race will soon recover. -Henri Poincare

It seems that whatever we do is somehow beyond reproach – murder, rape, drunk driving – as long as we go on a TV show and apologize. -Eric Stoltz

First off, I'm not a scientist, and I make no apology for that. -Christopher Shays

I humbly apologise for reality Television. -Cilla Black

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life. -Joan D. Vinge

The Academy Awards was an amazing night. I know I kind of lost my mind a little bit. I apologize for that. That night went so fast; I can't remember what I said or what happened. -Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan. -John Bates Clark

I didn't have anything to apologize for. -Bernard Ebbers

There's no point apologizing about where you come from. -Colin Greenwood

I make no apologies. -Cathy Freeman

I won't apologize for ticket prices. I think we're well worth it. We consider ourselves in the elite touring acts, like the Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney. -Glenn Frey

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible. -Paul Ricoeur

I grew up certain for a while that I was going to be an anthropologist, until film turned my head. -Ken Burns

I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it's bad I'll say it's my fault. And that's what I can say so far in all the films that I've done, that if you don't like it, it's entirely my fault. -Ken Burns

Certainly the party counts a considerable number of intellectuals among its members, but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that. -Harry Oppenheimer

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology. -Helena Blavatsky

I had innumerable analysts who came to me in apology that the world that we were finding was not the world that they had thought existed and that they had estimated. Reality on the ground differed in advance. -David Kay

I just was apologizing for maybe being a little goofy. -Guy Clark

Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped. -Bob Woodward

When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion, they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to, or else diminish and distort it. -Jack Schwartz

You get to the middle of a take that's going really well and the camera will run out of film. They have to stop you, apologize and then you've got to get things going all over again. -David Morse

I can wholeheartedly apologize for not being at all sorry. And it really is the least I can do. -April Winchell

What would I have done if I'd been put to the test? Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew? Probably, I would have looked the other way at best or become another apologist for evil at worst. -Lionel Blue

I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies. -Tommy Kirk

I personally apologize to any person who felt anything less than respected and valued by myself. -Kevin Shelley

Cheyenne Autumn was received not too successfully. I still think it was a very good movie. It was kinda Ford's apology for the way he had treated Indians in his past pictures. -Richard Widmark

Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting to realize itself as a strictly historical science. -Edward Sapir

I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating, make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating because you won't see anybody better. -Eric Heiden

Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out. -Ibrahim Babangida

Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price. -Louis Leakey

I apologize if anybody was offended by anything I said. -Jerome Corsi

I must apologise because I know all writers have memories of being on the outer because it's the children on the side of the playground who become the dangerous writers. -Thomas Keneally

If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context. -Wilhelm Dilthey

A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit? -Jacques Lacan

There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity, unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible for the topology of spacetime to change. -Edward Witten

It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist. -Gregory Bateson

In Einstein's general relativity the structure of space can change but not its topology. Topology is the property of something that doesn't change when you bend it or stretch it as long as you don't break anything. -Edward Witten

After my years in Hollywood, I got tired of apologizing for work that really wasn't mine to begin with. -Sue Grafton

The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it. -Sargent Shriver

Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology. It was much more fun to be able to research and write about whatever I wanted to. -Octavia E. Butler

Jasmine apologized and said she was sorry and said she loved me, she couldn't believe it and said she thought it would be her. All of them were really, really sorry that it happened to me. -LaToya London

Friends are God's apology for relations. -Hugh Kingsmill

All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture. -Mangosuthu Buthelezi

A lot of Democrats are not that upset with Howard Dean. Howard Dean gets out here and he says these inflammatory things, and he doesn't apologize. He doesn't back down a little bit. -Gwen Ifill

I've spent my life hearing people trying to apologize for music. -Mike Figgis

I am not very moved by historical apologies. -Tom Paulin

You are a dear soul who plays polo, and I am a poor Pole who plays solo. -Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone. One has to have the original to work with. It is a life-long task. -Richard Leakey

Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision. -Julian Bond

I have no apologies. -Jai Rodriguez

The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science. -Franz Boas

I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you, however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to make anthropology what it is at the present time. -Franz Boas

But I went to the University of Texas in the 30s, and while there I learned to ride. Mostly polo ponies. -Eli Wallach

It's great that I don't have to apologize about being over 26. -Swoosie Kurtz

I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies. -Quentin Tarantino

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit. -Donald Johanson

This was the most important discovery I had ever made in my life. It was a discovery which has irrevocably changed my whole life's direction. It immediately elevated me to the status of one of the world's leading anthropologists. -Donald Johanson

I got bad calls every match, and I never got an apology. So I thought it was rather strange. -Ivan Lendl

I have to say that it's very few countries that are willing to look back at its past and apologize for its act, or make amends for its act, as the United States had one. -Robert Matsui

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars, and even to feminist scholars. -Clifford Geertz

Anthropology never has had a distinct subject matter, and because it doesn't have a real method, there's a great deal of anxiety over what it is. -Clifford Geertz

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance. -Clifford Geertz

Has feminism made us all more conscious? I think it has. Feminist critiques of anthropological masculine bias have been quite important, and they have increased my sensitivity to that kind of issue. -Clifford Geertz

I think feminism has had a major impact on anthropology. -Clifford Geertz

I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist. -Clifford Geertz

I've often been accused of making anthropology into literature, but anthropology is also field research. Writing is central to it. -Clifford Geertz

If there's ever a place where you can't argue that you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit, it is surely in anthropology. -Clifford Geertz

It's always amusing to look at how something early in the 20th century was written in anthropology and how it's written now. There's been an enormous shift in how it's done, but yet you can't put your finger on someone who actually did it. -Clifford Geertz

Most anthropologists are doing straightforward ethnography, and should. -Clifford Geertz

People keep asking how anthropology is different from sociology, and everybody gets nervous. -Clifford Geertz

The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research, but to find out how it is that we are persuasive. -Clifford Geertz

We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology. There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard. -Clifford Geertz

Younger anthropologists have the notion that anthropology is too diverse. The number of things done under the name of anthropology is just infinite; you can do anything and call it anthropology. -Clifford Geertz

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class. -Tim Robbins

I don't ask for an apology because it's only tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper. -Tracey Emin

Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake. -Sylvester Stallone

And rather than hide that, I would rather put that out on the radio and let someone see the full range of emotions. If you're going to be strong on the radio, you got to let it all out, even the ugly stuff. And you can't apologize for it. -Howard Stern

The biggest change in my life is that I now have to apologize for being thin. -Cathy Guisewite

In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed. -Alan Dundes

As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties. The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize; when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate. -J. D. Hayworth

A hero is someone we can admire without apology. -Kitty Kelley

I feel like this is a dream – and I apologize for how I dressed some of you. -Ray Romano

If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. -Jay Leno

I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort. -Spiro T. Agnew

Apologizes are pointless, regrets come too late. What matters is you can move, on you can grow. -Kelsey Grammer

My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. It took our nation over 40 years to apologize. -Mike Honda

You've probably noticed already that I'm dressed like a grown-up… I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again. -Cher

Never apologize. Never explain. Just get the thing done, and let them howl. -Agnes Macphail

I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others. -Kate Moss

If the world would apologize, I might consider a reconciliation. -Mason Cooley

If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck. -Jackie Mason

Never apologize, mister. It's a sign of weakness. -Frank S. Nugent

If the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again. -Bill O'Reilly

Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists; though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science. -Robert Graves

Sex – the poor man's polo. -Clifford Odets

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology. -W. H. Auden

To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense. -Ambrose Bierce

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin. -Henri Frederic Amiel

I apologize for my terrible interview skills. -Heath Ledger

I'm not apologizing to anybody for anything. -Antonio Davis

I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes, the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

The first step is that the Cambodian government has expressed sincerity to apologize for what happened. -Thaksin Shinawatra

An apology for the actions of some troops who, of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here, I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent. -Adnan Pachachi

Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance – before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans – helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions. -Rick Santorum

What I find very attractive, what I find sexual, are people who are unapologetic for who they are and comfortable with themselves. And I think with those two things sexual energy does come out because you're not hovering or censoring yourself, you're just being who you are. And being who you are is a very attractive quality in a person. -Katherine Moennig

Canadians can easily 'pass for American' as long as we don't accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car. -Douglas Coupland

Obama likes to quote great men but will never be a great man himself. I can't stand it when our leader goes around apologizing for who we are. -Joe Wurzelbacher

America's finest – our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for. -Sarah Palin

For many my behavior has been a major disappointment, my behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners, and everyone involved in my business, but most importantly to the young people we influence, I apologize. -Tiger Woods

Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize. -Christine O'Donnell

I am not politically correct. I am all about the facts, I am all about the truth and I am all about Godly pursuits and what this country was built on, and I am not apologetic about it. -Luke Scott

My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem. -Colin Firth

Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made. Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made. -Greg LeMond

More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made. -Greg LeMond

Saying, 'I'm sorry' is the same as saying, ' I apologize.' Except at a funeral. -Demetri Martin

While the meeting I participated in turned out to be a ruse, I made statements during the course of the meeting that are counter to NPR's values and also not reflective of my own beliefs. I offer my sincere apology to those I offended. -Ron Schiller

The irony is that the more unapologetically sexist men are in movies, the more women tend to be attracted to them in person. -Jon Favreau

You can't spend your life apologizing. -Jude Law

When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls. -Rihanna

I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma. -Anthony Weiner

We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life. We need to stop apologizing for wanting to protect an individual's right to build a business. -Rick Perry

I will never apologize for standing up for my fellow Teamsters and all American workers. -James P. Hoffa

I want you to answer this question: Why should you settle for anything less than an authentic conservative who will fight for your views and values without an apology? Think about that. -Rick Perry

If I could apologise and go back and change history I would do. But the goal is still a goal, Argentina became world champions and I was the best player in the world. -Diego Maradona

Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense. -Mitt Romney

A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don't serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children. -Alveda King

But I think it's intoxicating when somebody is so unapologetically who they are. -Don Cheadle

By definition, I believe I am unapologetically optimistic and I am unapologetically earnest. -Emilio Estevez

I love to play women who are strong and unapologizing and kind of rough around the edges and don't care what anybody thinks about that. -Carrie-Anne Moss

I have a responsibility, and it's something that I did wrong, and if I could personally apologize to every single person that has lost a loved one from drunk driving I would. -Nicole Richie

Perhaps the mistake I made at the start of my mandate is not understanding the symbolic dimension of the president's role and not being solemn enough in my acts. A mistake for which I would like to apologise or explain myself and which I will not make again. Now, I know the job. -Nicolas Sarkozy

When I was 20, journalists would ask me what I would do when I retire from waterpolo. For me this is not just a five- or ten-year-period in my life. This is life itself. -Tibor Benedek

Waterpolo is my life. Our relationship is that of predetermination I'll never be better at anything than waterpolo and that is why it is my duty to pursue this sport as long as I can, and to the best of my abilities. -Tibor Benedek

I'm never going to apologize for having a lot of guy friends, and I always have. That happens, and I'm not going to live my life where I'm not going to go out and have a coffee or lunch with my guy friends. -Camilla Belle

The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports – football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported. -Novak Djokovic

I've made apologies to people I needed to, but I can't apologise to people I don't know for things they don't understand. -Sienna Miller

The Chinese people have been forced to forget the Tiananmen massacre. There has been no public debate about the event, no official apology. The media aren't allowed to mention it. Still today people are being persecuted and imprisoned for disseminating information about it. -Ma Jian

Be yourself. Unapologetically. -Kesha

I just think that gay men have much better taste than any straight man I have met. I have never gotten any grief about having a good time, being unapologetic, and irreverent from a gay man. -Kesha

I know this is going to sound very self-serving, and I apologize for it, but if you can write comedy, you can pretty much write anything, because it's the hardest. It's the most technically demanding, the most precisely evaluated form of writing. People know if it works or not. There's a big button marked 'fail,' and that's when nobody laughs. -Steven Moffat

I think the thing that I admire about Rick Santorum is that he hasn't backed down or apologized one bit for his personal religious views, for standing up for social conservative values. -Michelle Malkin

I apologise to people when I need to. -Paula Radcliffe

I've actually apologized to some people I was a real jerk to, because I feel ashamed. I didn't need to be that hungry. There was something going on inside me when I was angry and feeling very threatened and not feeling good about myself. -Howard Stern

But it was also the best mistake I've ever made, because what it did was hopefully allow a whole new generation to make up their own minds about Scientology and for that I make no apology. -John Sweeney

I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my, or any, sense of right and wrong. I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better. -Eliot Spitzer

To every New Yorker – and to all those who believed in what I tried to stand for – I sincerely apologize. -Eliot Spitzer

For more than 30 years the Islamic regime and its apologists have tried to dismiss women's struggle in Iran as part of a western ploy. -Azar Nafisi

In the past 30 years, officials of the Iranian regime and its apologists have labeled criticism, especially with regard to women's rights, as anti-Islamic and pro-Western, justifying its brutalities by ascribing them to Islam and Iran's culture. -Azar Nafisi

This is a good time to ask apologists for the Islamic regime, who degrades Islam? Who imposes stoning, forced marriage of underage girls and flogging for not wearing the veil? Do such practices represent Iran's ancient history and culture, its ethnic and religious diversity? Its centuries of sensual and subversive poetry? -Azar Nafisi

I don't want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share. -Stephen King

Unlike others who have been caught swearing on camera, I apologised immediately. And yet I am the only person banned for swearing. That doesn't seem right. -Wayne Rooney

I'm completely hooked on polo. -Mike Rutherford

With brothers you become friends. Some you hang out with more than others. You talk to one about the other a little more. You get mad at them. Then, you love them. Then, you apologize. You have to apologize whether you want to or not. You have to. That's your brother. -Tito Jackson

I did pose for 'Black and White' magazine, a prestigious, artistic publication, several years ago… I did this as a piece of art and make no apologies for the creative decisions I've made as an artist in my 20-year career. -Andrea Thompson

When I see my staff take a step back because I've lost my cool about something food-related, I say never apologise for your standards. If someone doesn't meet them, then you should explain that and that you want it changed. I want my staff to be like that, too. -Curtis Stone

Apolo is going to have to keep skating so he can add more gold to his entourage. -Bonnie Blair

I remember in high school trying to get home from water-polo practice in time so I could see Happy Days on television when it first came on, because I was so blown away by it. It was just such a cool thing. -Ted McGinley

I try to read everything that's sent me – play scripts, movie scripts – but I've had to make a rule. If the author hasn't grabbed me by Page 25, the piece goes back with a note of apology. -Hume Cronyn

I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began with an apology tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators. -Mitt Romney

In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology. -Chuck Grassley

I don't apologize to people who try to intimidate. -Kinky Friedman

I don't apologize to people with an agenda. -Kinky Friedman

I never apologize for the truth. And the truth here is that racists come in many different colors. -Kinky Friedman

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

Some Western biographies are apologist, and do not portray the negative side at all. -Deepak Chopra

I'm a complete human being. I'm very emotional and loving. I feel, I hurt, I give, I take, and also I think. I analyze. I'm a sociologist, anthropologist. -Erykah Badu

Sometimes I eavesdrop on people. I could rationalize it – oh, this is good anthropological research for characters I'm writing – but it's basically just nosiness. It also helps me gauge where I'm at: Am I normal? -Mindy Kaling

I'm not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I'm kind of a mess. -Mindy Kaling

Only the most unapologetic biblical fundamentalists, for instance, take every biblical injunction literally. If we all took all scripture at the same level of authority, then we would be more open to slavery, to the subjugation of women, to wider use of stoning. Jesus himself spoke out frequently against divorce in the strongest of terms. -Jon Meacham

I serve a higher power, Jesus Christ. I make no apologies in saying that. -Rick Warren

If there's one thing I'm not going to apologise for as the leader of the Liberal Democrats in government after 60 or 70 years of being out of government, it's that you just cannot avoid but deal with the world the way it is. -Nick Clegg

I have a Christian worldview and so it shapes the way that I view issues. I don't apologize for that, and I don't think people of faith ought to shrink away from being in the public arena. -John Thune

I'm insisting, quite unapologetically, on the need to have these appropriate security measures in place to protect the voters, which is my principal charge. -Kevin Shelley

If you don't feel apologetic for slavery, if you don't feel apologetic for colonialism, if you feel proud of it then say that. -Jesse Jackson

I have apologised to the police. -Andrew Mitchell

I apologize for nothing. -Eric Cantona

I think the Republican Party should be a pro-life party. I am pro-life. I do not apologize for that. On the flip side of that coin, the Republican Party has been big enough to allow pro-choice advocates to be heard. -J. C. Watts

What influenced me was Tori Amos, who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music, and Sinead O'Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me, and very inspiring, before I wrote 'Jagged Little Pill.' -Alanis Morissette

I still have friends from primary school. And my two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don't have to explain anything to them. I don't have to apologize for anything. They know. There's no judgment in any way. -Emma Watson

'Dallas' hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR. -Larry Hagman

I feel like the rap metal at the end of the 1990s destroyed rock music for everybody and suddenly everybody felt like they had to apologise for being in rock bands. People suddenly felt bad about wanting to reach massive audiences and the sense of theatre, that we have in our live show, became something to avoid. -Nate Ruess

But as long as you're creating the art you want to create, if people start liking you, you shouldn't have to apologize. You want your stuff to be heard by as many people as possible. -Nate Ruess

To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologise unreservedly. -James D. Watson

The downfall of the church will not come from a lack of apologetic teaching; it will come from disintegration of the families in the church. -Josh McDowell

I've stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and financial acceptance. -Robert Plant

On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved. -Vince Cable

My M.O. is just do what you do and don't feel like you have to make apologies for it. I'm sure there will come a point when I have to apologize for something, but not yet. -Adam Lambert

I do not deny I brought most of my notoriety on myself, nor do I apologize for it. -Billy Carter

I apologize for being obvious, but every time I watch the curtain come down on even a halfway decent production of a Shakespeare play I feel a little sorrowful that I'll never know the man, or any man of such warm intelligence. -Ian Mcewan

To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence – we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child – we apologise, and we are sorry. -Malcolm Turnbull

I am deeply committed to the cause of Indigenous Australians, and not just because of the Apology, but the big challenges which lie ahead in closing the gap. -Kevin Rudd

We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians. We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country. -Kevin Rudd

The Apology opened the opportunity for a new relationship based on mutual respect and mutual responsibility between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. Because without mutual respect and mutual responsibility, the truth is we can achieve very little. -Kevin Rudd

As nations we should also commit afresh to righting past wrongs. In Australia we began this recently with the first Australians – the oldest continuing culture in human history. On behalf of the Australian Parliament, this year I offered an apology to indigenous Australians for the wrongs they had suffered in the past. -Kevin Rudd

These are important reforms. Infrastructure, education, health, hospitals, closing the gap with indigenous Australians. Also the Apology to the first Australians. As Prime Minister of the country I am proud of each and every one of these achievements. -Kevin Rudd

I don't apologize. -Todd Akin

I don't ever apologize for who I am because then I let someone else decide who I am. -Kyan Douglas

I apologize in my real life all the time. I say ridiculous things, I make mistakes constantly. But when I'm on stage, I'm at a microphone… it's a joke! -Kathy Griffin

I have a no-apology policy. -Kathy Griffin

You know, I think British comedy is very smart comedy. You don't get too much dumb comedy over here. Or at least I haven't seen it. If I'm wrong about that, I apologize to all the dumb comedy makers over here. -Matt LeBlanc

Romney has adopted almost every position conservatives want their candidate to espouse: He's pro-life, he wants to repeal ObamaCare, he wants to cut taxes and cut the federal budget, and he wants an unapologetic foreign policy dedicated to the proposition that this too will be the American century. -John Podhoretz

I've done a lot of practical anthropology, living in villages with people and realizing how difficult it is to get out of poverty. When in poverty, people use their skill to avoid hunger. They can't use it for progress. -Hans Rosling

If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in bones. If you want to be a forensic chemist, get a degree in chemistry. Do you want to do DNA work? Get a degree in microbiology. And do well. Study hard and go to graduate school. -Kathy Reichs

I have to express sympathy from the bottom of my heart to those people who were taken as wartime comfort women. As a human being, I would like to express my sympathies, and also as prime minister of Japan I need to apologize to them. -Shinzo Abe

I fell in love with Erica Kane the summer before my freshman year of high school. Like all red-blooded teen American boys, I'd come home from water polo practice and eat a box of Entenmann's Pop'Ems donut holes in front of the TV while obsessively fawning over 'All My Children' and Erica, her clothes, and her narcissistic attitude. -Andy Cohen

I feel like my life has always been the 'Hey Look at Me Show.' I'm not apologetic about that. -Dan Harmon

I'm trying to figure myself out through my movies. Whether it's big stuff like what we're doing here, or little stuff like, 'Why aren't I happier?' With every film I feel like I'm apologising for something. I feel I'm most successful when I'm looking for something that embarrasses me about my character that I'd like to expose. -Jason Reitman

Well, the thing about my high school, which I loved, is that we had uniforms. But whenever we had a free dress day, it was prep-ville, with sweater vests and polo shirts and khakis and Dockers. -Vanessa Lachey

I'm a big fan of comedians not having to apologize for anything. Nowadays it seems comedians are always apologizing for being funny. -Kevin Dillon

My salary situation at 'Morning Joe' wasn't right. I made five attempts to fix it, then realized I'd made the same mistake every time: I apologised for asking. -Mika Brzezinski

I think women have a hard time not apologizing their way into negotiations. We tend to back in to these conversations in a self-deprecating and ultimately self-defeating way. -Mika Brzezinski

And I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books… and books in general? Novels and poetry, they belong to the realm of art. How dirty of us to try to hawk art! But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore. -Julianna Baggott

I was a mod when I was a kid. I'd be in Italian pencil-leg trousers with those bowling shoes you wear outside and a Fred Perry polo shirt with a V-neck sweater. It was like an Essex uniform – a very specific look. -Stephen Moyer

I think secretly I've realized after my time on the planet that I have no control over what people feel about me or need from me, so I just have a more laid-back approach in my apologies. -Meshell Ndegeocello

Do you want me to apologize after every joke? If it doesn't offend somebody it's probably not a joke. It's probably an observation that's not funny. It's gotta offend somebody somewhere. -Jeff Ross

I'm not gonna apologize for who I am and what I've gone through. -LeAnn Rimes

Interestingly, I matured as a musician and as an artist before I matured as a man. What I mean by that is, I was ready to be completely vulnerable and honest with myself and unapologetic when it comes to how I express myself in my medium. But I wasn't as secure in doing that when it came to just being myself. -Miguel

I almost got a psychology degree, I almost got a philosophy degree. I kept changing it so they couldn't make me graduate. I studied anthropology and eastern religion, epistomology, and astronomy… I took every interesting course I could find for nine years. -Patrick Rothfuss

I consider myself something of a self-taught anthropologist. I try not to talk about something unless it's something I love. But if it's something that really annoys me, I fixate on it, learn something about it and then, when I'm onstage, it comes out. -Reggie Watts

If Republicans want to be seen as more compassionate, they should continue to stand proudly for the sanctify of life and marriage. And they should do so without apologizing. -Gary Bauer

I'm obsessed with broccoli, carrots, celery, string beans, snap peas, black kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage – I could go on! They used to call me 'rabbit' when I was a kid. I hate mushrooms, though. I apologize to fungi lovers, but this way, there's more for you! -Lisa Edelstein

I'm telling you, there is a lot of power in being unapologetic. -Dax Shepard

Ever since I was a kid, I've had an enormous interest in the sciences – everything from quantum physics to anthropology. -Micky Dolenz

When I look at my body of work, I've played a lot of characters who are morally conflicted – 'I'm right, no I'm wrong, I don't know what to do!' I want to play more characters who don't care as much, and who aren't as measured. They are what they are, no apologies. -Idris Elba

When we talk about feminism – equality without apology for all – we can't be talking about for all white women or all highly educated women but all women, regardless of color, class, creed, sexual orientation or identity. -Christine Pelosi

I am totally unapologetic about pop music. -Mika

I always think that art is one of the most wonderful exciting curious ways to learn. I have no worries or apologies about art being used as a teaching medium. -Peter Greenaway

Writing comes from that territory of being invalidated. But I had a sense of purpose, too. I wanted to stop apologising for my health, and I thought I might do some good. -Hilary Mantel

When I write nonfiction, it's always absolutely true. There will be no moment in my nonfiction where I have made something up and have to apologize to the bullying hostess of a talk show. -Jamaica Kincaid

Well, I have been in physical altercations, but they weren't really fights because I am too scared and Jewish. So anytime that it gets to a point where there is gonna be a fight, I immediately apologize. -Adam Pally

Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation. -Abraham Verghese

I write better in Cape Breton… too many people around in Ontario. Down there I meet all sorts of non-human people, but they don't bother me, and I don't feel I have to apologize on behalf of my species quite so often. -Farley Mowat

I'm running for president because I've had enough of the oil barons, the status-quo apologists, the special-interest lobbyists running amok. -Dick Gephardt

I wake at 5 or 5:30 most mornings, make myself a latte and grab a cookie, write until 10 or 11, go have my favorite meal, 'second breakfast,' or grab coffee with friends, or play basketball. Then, around noon, I begin apologizing via email for the manuscripts I can't get to. -Jess Walter

I am at a crossroads; I have always been against armed opposition… I have chosen civil disobedience. But I will apologize to my people if there are funerals coming out of prisons. I will criticize myself and I won't be the mayor of Diyarbakir. -Osman Baydemir

Apologetics has an important place in the local church as we seek to influence our communities for Christ in an increasingly skeptical culture. -Lee Strobel

When I had the idea for 'Shopaholic', it was as though a light switched on. I realised I actually wanted to write comedy. No apologies, no trying to be serious, just full-on entertainment. The minute I went with that and threw myself into it, it felt just like writing my first book again – it was really liberating. -Sophie Kinsella

Men explain things to me, still. And no man has ever apologized for explaining, wrongly, things that I know and they don't. Not yet, but according to the actuarial tables, I may have another fortysomething years to live, more or less, so it could happen. Though I'm not holding my breath. -Rebecca Solnit

Social democrats are characteristically modest – a political quality whose virtues are overestimated. We need to apologise a little less for our shortcomings and speak more assertively of achievements. That these were always incomplete should not trouble us. -Tony Judt

Everyone knows I'm black. I am who I am. This is the person that Lester Sr. and June Holt raised, and I make no apology for it. At the same time, I'm never going to pull a race card to get what I want. You can't have it both ways. -Lester Holt

I don't know how to speak to celebrities. Every time I talk to Alan Menken, I say something stupid and I have to apologize. -Kara Lindsay

The party in power almost always unapologetically engages in deficit spending, while the other party argues passionately against the evils of debt and deficits. -Matt Taibbi

Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. -Matt Taibbi

Perhaps the most mysterious of all mammals is the male Homo sapiens. Indeed, many anthropologists classify the group as a subspecies. -Patricia Marx

I don't apologize for my diamonds, Rolls-Royce, Range Rover, or anything. Look, Queen Elizabeth has more diamonds than me. Why don't people attack her for it? -Kimora Lee Simmons

I don't go to royal parties or play polo on horseback. No, I don't hang out with the posh crowd, if that makes sense. -Sam Claflin

There are, after all, between seventy-five thousand and a hundred thousand descendants of the Ball-family slaves. If I were to begin apologizing to every one of these families, it would quickly become a meaningless act. -Edward Ball

I like the ritual, the liturgy of a well-crafted, emotional fashion show. I will never be jaded with this side of fashion. The catwalk is pure anthropology, something like an esoteric encrypted parade. It can totally be replaced but it will be missed. -Hedi Slimane

The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz., that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected – involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically. -Lysander Spooner

We have been educated into believing someone else's concept of the deity, and someone else's standard of beauty. You have the right to practice any religion and politics in a way that best suits your freedom, your dignity, and your understanding. And once you do that, you don't apologize. -John Henrik Clarke

I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. -Woody Hayes

It's no wonder that new ventures such as The Daily look first to Gawker Media when staffing up. We should not wait for a poaching expedition to pay someone what they deserve. I apologize if that has been the case and will do better in 2012. -Nick Denton

Most of the time when people work with an artist, they don't give them what they need for the future, they give them what their last album sounded like. So it's like, 'Oh, One Republic needs a song, why don't we send them 10 that sound like 'Apologize?' -Benny Blanco

When you've been brought up in variety, I think timing is always important in your life. If I'm ever late for anything, whether it's personal or business, I always apologise. 'I'm sorry I'm late,' and all that. And if somebody is late meeting me, I expect them to say 'I'm sorry I'm late.' It's just, shall we say, showbiz etiquette of my day. -Bruce Forsyth

You don't want to have to come into work on Monday already apologizing. I try to save my apologies for what I've done later in the week. -Ike Barinholtz

For me, a bit of anthropology in the evening is always better than staying and watching the telly. -Nick Rhodes

The thing about a pick-up line is, even if it works, then what? I just figure you unapologetically be yourself, and if it works, cool. -Skylar Astin

I hate the polo collar. -Sean Faris

I make no apologies for being a huge fan of radio songs. -Keith Urban

I'm perfectly happy for my videos to be on YouTube, whether I'm getting paid for them or not. If they're on YouTube, people will see them. If for some reason my videos get taken down from YouTube, well, I apologize. If it was up to me they'd all be up there and they'd all be free. -Moby

When I was 14, I decided that I really wanted to pursue polo more, so I asked my parents if it would be okay for me to go live on a farm outside the city so I could play. -Nacho Figueras

There are many guys out there who look like me – you know, brunettes with long hair. There are thousands. But I think the difference is that I am a real polo player, who does endorsements for Ralph Lauren on the side, and I've always looked at it that way. -Nacho Figueras

I think the concept of polo that people had in the 1920s and the 1930s was much more accurate, when going to a polo match was seen as a great day out and great fun on a more popular level. -Nacho Figueras

When I go to the gym, stretching is very important. For polo, you don't need too much strength so you don't want to build yourself up too much. It's all about flexibility. -Nacho Figueras

My real passions are horses and playing polo. I care a lot about that and staying fit and in shape. -Nacho Figueras

I was born in Argentina where polo is popular, and my father always loved horses, so he encouraged me to play. He's the main reason I started to play polo and get involved with the sport. -Nacho Figueras

I always say that polo, for you to pursue a career, mainly any sport, you have to be born in the right place. If you're born in Hawaii, you surf. If you're born in Austria, you probably will ski. If you're born in Argentina, you most likely ride horses and have a chance to play polo. -Nacho Figueras

I want to use my connections with coaches, players, celebrities, whomever, and if I can take that friendship and use it to help someone else, I'm going to take advantage of that. I'm not going to apologize for that. -Tim Tebow

I'd love to be a diva. But I'd then have to send so many apology notes for my abhorrent behaviour. -Amy Adams

I make no apologies for loving the finer things in life or the men I choose to date. I don't feel bad about the person I am. Now, I do have an edge, rawness and realness, and I can tell you I'm going to keep that. -LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

I'm not a phony-friendly guy and I'm usually very quiet and not a big laugher, so some people might take that for rudeness and being mean. If anyone ever got that impression, I apologize. I love all my fans and really appreciate all their support! -Jesse McCartney

I used to wear sleeveless T-shirts all the time on court, but now I've got a brand new look – I've moved on to polo shirts. Sleeveless T-shirts give you real freedom of movement and they keep you cooler in matches, but I just thought it was time for a change. -Rafael Nadal

Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They've never found a society that did not have it. -Helen Fisher

As a group, anthropologists are not too fond of people who work in the business world. -Helen Fisher

I specialise in taking teams of designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists and ethnographers into the field. It's called 'corporate anthropology,' but personally I'm more comfortable with 'design research,' because I'm not an anthropologist by training. -Jan Chipchase

You will never see President Bachmann step one toe out of the United States and apologize for this country. -Michele Bachmann

I think innovation as a discipline needs to go back and get rethought and revived. There are so many models to talk about innovation, there are so many typologies of innovation, and you have to find a good innovation metric that truly captures the innovation performance of a company. -Indra Nooyi

I make no apologies for the fact that I have a religious life of my own. I'm speaking as a Christian because I'm speaking as myself. -Krista Tippett

I had no need to apologize that the look-wider, search-more affirmative action that Princeton and Yale practiced had opened doors for me. That was its purpose: to create the conditions whereby students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be brought to the starting line of a race many were unaware was even being run. -Sonia Sotomayor

I think it's always important to constantly keep the band on their toes and try new things that you hope will work. That's how 'Apologize' was born, and maybe down the line another little song will be born by that mentality. I've always really liked that song. -Luke Bryan

I started modeling when I was – not older, but not 12. I have a mom who's a feminist – she's an English professor, an intellectual. She really gave me the equipment to understand that you can celebrate yourself without putting yourself down or needing to apologize for the way you look. I think that attitude is really crucial for a model. -Emily Ratajkowski

There aren't a whole lot of people in culture that are unapologetically masculine. -Tucker Max

You should never, ever apologize for anything that makes you happy. -Jessie J

I cheated at the Model United Nations when I was 13 and had to get up and apologise in front of the whole conference. -Romola Garai

I'm not apologetic with respect to the policies of the Bush administration. I think we basically got it right. -Dick Cheney

Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew. Yet, when Barack Obama in his inaugural address reached out to Muslims by saying, 'To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect,' his formulation was needlessly defensive and apologetic. -Charles Krauthammer

I ain't apologizing for anything, especially if it's a joke. -Artie Lange

There's something about 'Strictly Come Dancing.' Everywhere I go, people wish me good luck; cabbies toot their horns. It's lovely. I have a theory: in straitened times, there's nothing like a bit of unapologetic escapism. -Cherie Lunghi

I started out in anthropology, so to me how society works, how people put themselves together and make things work, has always been a big interest. -George Lucas

Before I became a film major, I was very heavily into social science, I had done a lot of sociology, anthropology, and I was playing in what I call social psychology, which is sort of an offshoot of anthropology/sociology – looking at a culture as a living organism, why it does what it does. -George Lucas

I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I'd ever have any interest in filmmaking. -George Lucas

I know some people might think it odd – unworthy even – for me to have written a cookbook, but I make no apologies. The U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins thought I had demeaned myself by writing poetry for Hallmark Cards, but I am the people's poet so I write for the people. -Maya Angelou

Out-of-step intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and the deceased Edward Said have often been dismissed as crazy extremists, 'anti-American,' and in Mr. Said's case even, absurdly, as apologists for Palestinian 'terrorism.' -Salman Rushdie

Usually I'm too tired to apologize. -Lewis Black

Women are put in a position of feeling embarrassed about their bodies. It's so ridiculous, but also astounding – we have to always be apologetic about having created the human race. -Yoko Ono

After 'Chandni Bar' there was a shutdown of such bars in Mumbai. After 'Page 3' people started avoiding such events. 'Traffic Signal' exposed the money flow through the mafia. I'm not apologetic about the brutal truth in my films. Almost 70% of my films are based on reality, and 30% I fictionalize or change to suit my film. -Madhur Bhandarkar

I have some girls who I look back on and I think, 'Wow, they were really horrible to me.' I would love an apology from a few girls, but whatever. I'm not holding any grudges. I'm over it. -Odette Annable

I'm the kind of person that believes that I would like to be evaluated by my entire career and my entire life, not two words that I would misspeak and then later apologize for. -Kirk Cameron

I'm often saddened and dismayed to see myself portrayed as either a Luddite or as a raving technophile. I've always thought that my job was to be as anthropologically neutral about emerging technologies as possible. -William Gibson

I'm not a computer guy. I'm like an anthropologist. I'm fascinated with people's obsessions. I've learned to wear them. -William Gibson

I wasn't a big fan of social anthropology. And, luckily, that created room for me to work in visual arts because I sort of ignored my requirements. I think I was attracted to social anthropology because I liked to travel and was always interested in far-off places. -Darren Aronofsky

I have a no-apology policy. No apologies for jokes. I apologize in my real life all the time. I say ridiculous things, I make mistakes constantly. But when I'm on stage, I'm at a microphone… it's a joke! -Kathy Griffin

I don't feel there's any reason to apologise for having a wicked imagination. I think it's important as a maker of fantasy and of horror. -Clive Barker

I never went to drama school, I don't have any certificates saying: 'He's a qualified actor.' But I did think that 'House' was something I didn't have to apologise for. It was something I was really proud of and it was sort of… whether you liked it or not, it was undeniable. -Hugh Laurie

Everything you've heard about Canadians apologizing profusely for things they shouldn't be sorry about is absolutely true. It is both sweet, endearing and worrisome at the same time. Having someone apologize for no reason actually makes me feel as though I should apologize for their need to apologize. -Rachel Nichols

Women live lives of continual apology. They are born and raised to take the blame for other people's behavior. If they are treated without respect, they tell themselves that they have failed to earn respect. If their husbands do not fancy them, it is because they are unattractive. -Germaine Greer

As a professional broadcaster, I can tell you that over the course of my career, there is an adage: don't ever apologize. -Rush Limbaugh

The liberal psyche wants to protect minorities, to apologize for imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and the appalling treatment of black people during the civil rights movement. At the same time, they want to continue to defend the rights of individuals. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

An anthropologist will not excitedly report of a newly discovered tribe: 'They eat food! They breathe air! They use tools! They tell each other stories!' We humans forget how alike we are, living in a world that only reminds us of our differences. -Eliezer Yudkowsky

My favorite is doing the television show, as a variety show, every week. If the show wasn't that great one week, we could always come back and apologize, you know? -Carol Burnett

Apologetic explanations do not develop unless there is a reality that has to be explained and defended. Jesus was undeniably a figure of history. -John Shelby Spong

It's not about hiding your imperfections on a shoot; it's about embracing them and being unapologetic about them. -Erin O'Connor

I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don't apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing. -Norman Schwarzkopf

I was an anthropology major in college, and I've had a lifelong fascination with Egyptology, mummies, and all sorts of bizarre cultural practices. -Tess Gerritsen

I think you have to ask questions that are scary to ask, and you cannot apologize for that, and you cannot worry what anyone else thinks about your journey. -Tift Merritt

Women are often meeker in meetings and afraid to ask for raises and promotions. I've told countless female colleagues to stop apologizing when they ask for more. It's not personal, it's business. -Katharine Weymouth

To the millions of Americans who've attempted to use to shop and enroll in health-care coverage, I want to apologize to you that the Web site has not worked as well as it should. We know how desperately you need affordable coverage. -Marilyn Tavenner

After I directed for the first time, I wanted to call every director I'd ever worked with and apologize. In television you are tasked with shooting 42 minutes, or whatever, in eight days. That's not a lot of time. -Michelle MacLaren

I was an absolute idiot, wearing polo-necks, reading Kerouac, watching Woody Allen movies, and jazz fitted right into all of that. My interest in that whole world became very genuine, but perhaps started off a bit affected – a mixture of right and wrong reasons. I was always drawn to non-commercial music, perhaps pathologically so. -Jamie Cullum

In America, if you succeed, you don't have to apologize. In Italy, success is envied, and envy is the worst, worst, worst thing in the world. It's easy for me to say because I have had more than many others, but at the end of the day, I have never envied anyone. I wish to no one that they waste their time envying anyone else. -Lapo Elkann

If somebody had said to me in June or July of 1987, 'We'd like you to become chairman of the Federal Reserve, but you're never allowed to discuss any economics after you leave,' I'd have said, 'Forget it.' What do they want me to do? Become an anthropologist?' -Alan Greenspan

I'm going to start a polo team with my friend, and we're trying to collect as many horses as we can. You have to find time for things you love. -Randeep Hooda

Contrary to the royal and uptight image of polo, I want to bring it to a younger generation. This is a great sport that can have a larger audience and appeal to more people. Sportsmanship is lacking in many other sports that I don't want to name. -Randeep Hooda

I have no idea if some societies, anthropologically speaking, aren't really suited for democracy. I don't think that's true. -P. J. O'Rourke

The great apologist has to have lived large and wild. If he's going to kiss the world's boo-boos and make up, he'd better plant some bruises first. A master apologizer has to be a Lord Byron, a Rick in Casablanca, a Lee Atwater, anyway. -P. J. O'Rourke

I believe a nation does not maximize its health care until it starts to ask the hard question: How can we prioritize our expenditures to buy the most health care for the most people? We should not apologize for rationing; we should promote it and advance it. -Richard Lamm

The juke joint, the honky tonk, and the ballroom also represent one more thing, anthropologically speaking: a ceremonial context for the male-with-female-duet dance flirtation and embrace, upon which the zoological survival of the human species has always been predicated. -Albert Murray

Some men like to go in for polo, for example, and spend thousands of dollars on ponies. Some go nuts for paintings, and give half a million for a hunk of canvas in a fancy frame. But my passion is baseball. -Tom Yawkey

Now, I do not, on any level, possess the expertise to argue about the science of anthropological global warming. Nor do you, most likely. This certainly doesn't mean an average citizen has the duty to do the lock step. -David Harsanyi

It's a special place, and I believe in the prominence of America, and having America be and continue to be an exceptional place, and making no apologies for America being a superpower. -Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

I've always been interested in apologetics, the topic of different world views and, 'Why are we here?' and 'Where are we going?' I grew up in the church, and sometimes kids who grew up in a church can be sheltered and can't engage with people with different world views. -Shane Harper

I've always been a huge fan of apologetics. C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. -Shane Harper

My films have a bold interpretation. They are unapologetic about showing intimacy. Going by the number of people who come to watch my films, this is what our target audience yearns for. -Emraan Hashmi

The 'serial kisser' tag that has been thrust on to me is a lame stereotype. It irritates me. Yes, there is sexual content in my movies, and I have never been apologetic about doing bold scenes. But it's not fair to tag me this way because that can be very stifling. -Emraan Hashmi

Boldness, sensuality and an unapologetic way of showing things, that is part of my films. -Emraan Hashmi

First of all, from a spiritual perspective, I don't think anyone needs to be apologetic about being successful or having money. The more successful you are, the more job opportunities you create for other people. -Shilpa Shetty

My mom has accepted my style. My dad is a little suspect with all the bright colors and loud stuff. He's a khakis and polo kind of guy. He's OK with it, but the loud stuff, he says I'm his little daughter. -Chandler Parsons

I feel like if you've done something wrong, then you should keep on apologizing to that person. -Aviva

With due apologies to Shakespeare, some people are born writers, some people achieve it after a lot of hard work, some people have a writing career thrust upon them. I am in that last group. -Amish Tripathi

I don't want to be an apologist for poverty, but I can't stand waste, useless spending, wasted energy and having to live squandering stuff. -Jose Mujica

I listen to Gov. Romney have to apologize because he has been successful. -Trey Gowdy

After its defeat in the Second World War, Japan, unlike Germany, failed to show true contrition or give a fulsome apology, though it showered its neighbours, including China, with generous economic assistance. Only in 1995 did it finally offer an apology, but this was of the most limited and formulaic kind. -Martin Jacques

If I had been prime minister, I would have offered apologies to the Dutch Jewish community without hesitation. This would refer both to our government's attitude during the Second World War and to the very late postwar discovery that the restitution process had been poorly conceived. -Els Borst

I have made the most profound apology in front of the Truth Commission and on other occasions about the injustices which were wrought by apartheid. -F. W. de Klerk

What I haven't apologised for is the original concept of seeking to bring justice to all South Africans through the concept of nation states. -F. W. de Klerk

I'm a four-time national champion and a two-time Olympian, and no one can take that away from me. So whatever people have to say about me, that's their own problem because I'm freaking proud of what I've done, and I'm not going to apologize for any of it. -Jeremy Abbott

The strange anthropological lesson of social media is that human beings, if given a choice, often prefer to socialize alone. -Walter Kirn

To truly repent of a big thing, you have to go into it with your heart open and force yourself to deal with it at that level and to apologize to God. -Bruce Wilkinson

There's so many mysteries related to how flies are able to make their way through the world. I'd certainly like to know a lot more about how their brain works. I'd certainly like to know a lot more about just how they're put together. I mean, these animals are basically, topologically, spheres. They don't have bones as we do, of course. -Michael Dickinson

I believe the Israelis have been wronged, but they also have a lot to apologize for. And I believe the Palestinians have been wronged, but they have a lot to apologize for, as well. -Marianne Williamson

In every advanced mammalian species that survives and thrives, a common anthropological characteristic is the fierce behavior of the adult female of the species when she senses a threat to her cubs. The lioness, the tigress and the mama bear are all examples. -Marianne Williamson

Presented with the claims of nineteenth-century racist anthropology, a rational person will ask two sorts of questions: 'What is the scientific status of the claims?' 'What social or ideological needs do they serve?' -Noam Chomsky

It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize. -Stephen Covey

Cinema builds memories; great films continue to exist in the spectator's mind. We are naturally capable of and prone to nostalgia. A spectator will reconstruct a film he or she has seen, years later, and may even change their original opinion. One critic, for example, once gave the finger to one of my films; later he wrote me to apologize. -Bruno Dumont

My sense of injustice about our family's 'weirdness' in not owning a car was amplified by the fact that we did not own a television, either – my parents were unapologetic about this and told me very cheerfully that I would thank them for it when I was older, which was quite true. -Eleanor Catton

I don't play polo anymore because I am too old. But we still have a half a dozen horses – a couple of young horses we are teaching how to play polo and older horses that are real trustworthy when you get them up in the mountains. -William Devane

I was emancipated at 15 and off to Japan on a contract working. I felt for my parents. I apologized profusely years later, but I was just very strong-willed and strong-minded and had my own idea – thought outside of the box. -Jaime Pressly

I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed. Apology accepted. End of story. -Brad Goreski

I'm a paleoanthropologist, and my job is to define man's place in nature and explore what makes us human. -Zeresenay Alemseged

I went to start the first Ethiopian-led project in paleoanthropology, ever. Doing that was not easy. -Zeresenay Alemseged

People should never apologize for who they are, and they should never hide who they are. Hating yourself is so 2011. -Ross Mathews

With apologies to all my past boyfriends, I never loved a man the way I loved my old apartment. -Jami Attenberg

I have an issue with others ordering for me, and I spend far too long haranguing people that my choices are the best. I apologize for the amount of conversations I have ruined with this attitude. -Ben Elliot

The federal government does not trample in jackboots those with whom it does business. It wraps them in cotton batting and, when they express ingratitude, apologizes profusely. -Timothy Noah

Various people have explained why Henry Kissinger is a bad choice to run an investigation into what went wrong on Sept. 11. He's a liar. He's an apologist for corrupt regimes. -Timothy Noah

Every nation, like every individual, would like to believe it owes 'no apology' to anyone. Adults realise, however, that few among us are purely innocent or utterly blameless. -Stephen Kinzer

Canada, Australia and New Zealand have apologised for their treatment of native peoples. -Stephen Kinzer

There's no snobbery or resentment from serious polo people towards those who just come for the party. -Kate Reardon

With me, what you see is what you get. Yes, call me naive, but I love life. I am happy, and for that, I make no apologies. I do like to see the best in people, and when someone is nice to my face, I tend to believe them. -Joyce Giraud

I remember once acting really cool on a bus with this girl named Stephanie. When I got home, I realized that I had a really big zit on my forehead. If you have acne problems, you really shouldn't be acting like Don Juan. I should have been contrite – and apologized for exposing her to the angry pimple. -John Cusack

We don't apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don't get it, then don't watch us. -Joan Rivers

That's important, apologizing, listening, you know, I think the teens I speak with, most of them don't feel understood. They feel like they're being lectured to all the time. -Sean Covey

Despite the best efforts of apologists like William Lane Craig, the 'evidence' for Christianity's truth is, in truth, not the kind that science will or should ever admit. We believers mean something different by the word: something that puts faith permanently in the category of irreproducible results. -Francis Spufford

In truth, a leader should either apologize, mean it and do something about it – or not apologize at all. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

I'm nostalgic for the future I knew as a kid. Back then, it was a lovely, bleepy, heavenly land populated by svelte men in white polo necks, who would lounge on big white sofas sipping blue wine from big glass globes, beside women like the ones on the covers of Hedkandi chill out compilations. -Peter Baynham

A lot of first-time filmmakers are almost apologizing for their movie by saying, 'Well, we only had 18 days to shoot, you know.' -Mark Waters

I would admit I'm an introvert. I don't know why introverts have to apologize. -Bill Gross

I think we should be unapologetic that we excel – and look beautiful while doing it. -Tyra Banks

I know I'm an overachiever, and I'm not apologetic about it. -Tyra Banks

A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea for much of her life, and from the tiny island where her main work has been focused, she has brought me many funny and beautiful stories over the years. -Michael Leunig

Life itself is offensive and certainly does not apologize – in fact, it hurts considerably and, as we all know, is often very rude and troublesome, just as nature or art can be. -Michael Leunig

Matthew Lowe is one of the great water men that I know. He's a surfer, a great water polo player. I think he's half fish. -Rob Lowe

I do not make any apologies for my manner or personality. I come from a long line of very strong, black African-American women who neither bend nor bow. I haven't had very good modeling in submission. -Faye Wattleton

I don't apologize for my clothes. There are a lot of bad dressers in golf, and I don't think I'm one of them. There are a lot of bad dressers in every business. -Sergio Garcia

If President Obama has his way, you won't recognize the government, the free market system, or, frankly, America as you once knew it. His admonitions and his audacious policy goals demonstrate very clear motives: equalize, discourage dissent, and become a nation of apologists. -Bob Ehrlich

I believe that when you're wrong, own it and apologize, and so I do and put it on the equivalent of my front page. -Peter Coyote

I have always believed that life is too short for rows and disagreements. Even if I think I'm right, I would prefer to apologize and remain friends rather than win and be an enemy. -Maeve Binchy

Decades later I would look into my father's eyes and try to reach past the murkiness of Alzheimer's with my words, my apology, hoping that in his heart he heard me and understood. -Patti Davis

Joan Rivers broke down barriers, advocated for free speech, and never apologized for who she was. -Judy Gold

Apparently, the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption 'I am gay'. I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected! -Jonathan Knight

My family had a membership to the Riverside Yacht Club where my brother, Sandy, learned to sail, and I competed in local swim races. My sister, Marcia, became a competitive springboard diver, and my brother excelled in water polo. -Dorothy Hamill

I thought of computers as very low class. I thought of myself as a pure mathematician and was interested in partial differential equations and topology and things like that. -Whitfield Diffie

Commitment, belief and positive attitude are all important if you're going to be a success, whether you're in sports, in business or, as in my case, anthropology. -Donald Johanson

My degrees are in anthropology, and I have friends who have worked with apes. -Gregory Keyes

I sing 'All Apologies' with my own lyrics. People want to sing along, but then, oops, they realize it's a different story. -Nina Hagen

When we were 15, my girlfriend Ruth Kaplan and I applied to the Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City. We were accepted into a program that placed us with a lovely Mexican family. We lived with them for six weeks while studying Spanish poetry and Mexican anthropology. -Mary Doria Russell

Maybe if I'd studied writing instead of anthropology, I'd be more sensible. You know – pick a genre, follow the rules, stay in the box – but let's face it. Sensible people don't major in anthropology. -Mary Doria Russell

I had a doctorate in biological anthropology. I got a post-doc at CWRU dental school in 1983 teaching gross anatomy. -Mary Doria Russell

Because Melissa McCarthy actually is a fat woman, she isn't allowed to make brash statements about body acceptance. She has to apologize for her body. -Jennifer Armintrout

What is for sale, what is not? If we really think that making your apologies to your wife or reading a bedside story to your child are activities that we can pay a stranger to do, then, without moralising, what has happened to us? -Arlie Russell Hochschild

My cousin once told me, 'You're tall, you're handsome – and you're gonna have to apologize for it the rest of your life.' He imparted that information to me. -Orlando Bloom

I will always put family first. Every time I haven't, I have regretted it and apologised. -Andrew Forrest

I make no apology for wanting to make a profit – the more I make, the bigger percentage will go to charity. So most of the work I do now is motivated by that. -John Caudwell

Apologies are great, but they don't really change anything. You know what does? Action. -Stella Young

I do not identify as a person with a disability. I'm a disabled person. And I'll be a monkey's disabled uncle if I'm going to apologise for that. -Stella Young

I'm very optimistic about the future. I'm just not optimistic about the skyscraper as a building typology that is suited for the future. -James Howard Kunstler

I love a modern suit paired with a polo or cotton T-shirt… and then paired with leather sneakers, or cashmere joggers with a tailored blazer and a sleeveless puffer vest to get the ultimate informal and formal combination. -Brunello Cucinelli

I just have to work on the apologetic side because I'm Canadian. We apologize for everything. -Amanda Crew

H&M makes it easy for a guy to look great every single day and create a personal style. Their men's collection always gives me a choice of how I want to dress, whether it be sharp in a suit and polo-neck, or more relaxed in jeans and a tweed jacket. -Joel Kinnaman

Once anthropology and geology had opened up the pre-recordkeeping darkness of humanity's long, slow, sustained infancy as suitable grounds for speculation, writers began trying to imagine human existence as it must have been with only stone-age technology. -Paul Di Filippo

You can't control the fact that you are born a white man or born into wealth. When people say, 'Check your privilege,' they're saying, 'Acknowledge how these factors helped you move through life.' They're not saying apologize for it. -Roxane Gay

John Howard, willing to apologise to home owners for rising interest rates, would not say sorry to Aborigines. He refused to condone what he referred to as 'a black armband version' of history, preferring a jingoistic nationalism. -Richard Flanagan

Nobody wants an apology letter 14 years later. -Lennon Parham

I fight the same way as my dad! I've picked that up from him. We both get angry really fast and very intensely, and then get over it very quickly. You need to be good at apologising if you fight like that. -Tove Lo

Being brave enough to just be unapologetic for who you are, that's a goddess. -Banks

What's really cool about our family is that we don't hold grudges, and I think that is what's been the key to the success. We get into our little disagreements, and whether we're right or wrong, we'll go and apologize. That's just the way we are. -Selena

When you feel you've done something wrong, you should apologise for it. -Luis Suarez

I was not an anthropology student prior to the war. I took it up as part of a personal readjustment following some bewildering experiences as an infantryman and later as a prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany. The science of the Study of Man has been extremely satisfactory from that personal standpoint. -Kurt Vonnegut

My feminism is what came squarely up against my faith. There's a lot of ecstatic post-patriarchal Christians who have stuff they do with that. But at that point, you're doing Christianity with a double-superscript. The Bible, and especially the book of Genesis, is pretty unapologetically patriarchal. -John Darnielle

I'm an honorable human being. I know what to do and what not to do, and if I'm wrong, I always apologize. I'm a big enough man to do that. -Action Bronson

We need leaders who will stand unapologetically in defense of marriage. -Ted Cruz

I think what's exciting about playing a villain – particularly a villain who's totally unapologetic about their evil intentions – is that it's not anything remotely like what you get to do in real life. You're never allowed to be evil and not feel bad about it afterwards, let alone be evil, period. -Bryce Dallas Howard

Telling everyone I wanted to go into forensic anthropology was my form of rebellion. -Bryce Dallas Howard

I feel a strong affinity to Ke$ha and Katy Perry and a lot of these women who are really pushing the girl power femme fatale thing. It's fun, and it's unapologetic, and they tell women they can do whatever they want, and that's true, and that's a message that I want to carry, to tell girls they can do whatever they want. -T. J. Miller

I never got any training in how to write novels as an English major at Oberlin, but I got some great training for writing novels from anthropology and from Margaret Mead. -Alan Furst

I have a natural instinct to feel guilty and that I've let people down. I've apologized in more songs than 'Back to the Shack.' Going back to our second record, the closing lines are 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.' It's definitely part of my personality. -Rivers Cuomo

Sometimes, wearing a scarf and a polo coat and no makeup and with a certain attitude of walking, I go shopping or just look at people living. But then, you know, there will be a few teenagers who are kind of sharp, and they'll say, 'Hey, just a minute. You know who I think that is?' And they'll start tailing me. And I don't mind. -Marilyn Monroe

A book cannot apologize for what people may think it should be. It has to be authoritative. That's what I want as a reader – I want to be confident that the book will do its job. -Patrick Ness

No one wants to read an apologetic book. -Patrick Ness

Readers anticipate that a significant element of every story will be additional exposure to the ways of the Ojibwe. The truth is that I enjoy this aspect of the work. Although I have no Indian blood running through my veins, in college I prepared to be a cultural anthropologist, so exploring other cultures is exciting to me. -William Kent Krueger

We make no apology for people who should be in prison being in prison. -Denis Napthine

I've sort of been an anthropologist of modern America, in a non-academic way. Whether it's Marines or Tupperware salesladies, high end audiophiles or bike couriers, I'm fascinated by the hallmarks of the American tribe. -Hampton Sides

I will make no apologies, ever, for protecting the lives and the safety of the American people. We have to give more tools to our folks to be able to do that, not fewer, and then trust those people and oversee them to do it the right way. As president, that is exactly what I'll do. -Chris Christie

Nothing is more dangerous to one's own faith than the work of an apologist. No doctrine of that faith seems to me so spectral, so unreal as one that I have just successfully defended in a public debate. -C. S. Lewis

I looked into corruption in Afghanistan through a work called 'Payback' and impersonated a police officer, set up a fake checkpoint on the street in Kabul and stopped cars, but instead of asking them for a bribe, offered them money and apologized on behalf of the Kabul Police Department. -Aman Mojadidi

After the fighting is done, and even when it's still happening, apologies are often needed for the recounting of bare facts. Sometimes bare facts feel unpatriotic. -Phil Klay

The Anthropologie brand continues to succeed in emotionally engaging its customers while delivering strong financial results. -Richard Hayne

Terrain has seen a strong uptick in brand awareness and direct-to-consumer traffic from their inclusion in the Anthropologie Group. -Richard Hayne

I don't feel like I have to apologize for being a technophile, ever. Technology is awesome and lets me do so much. Nor do I feel like I have to apologize for loving my work. -Rachel Sklar

If I think something is right, I'll fight for it – always have. If it's wrong or I've been proved wrong, I'll walk away, and I'll apologise. -Gerry Harvey

I honestly think anthropology is one of the most useful fields a fantasy writer can study, more so even than history. -Marie Brennan

I'm very impressed by the imagery in the 'Apologia', which is a kind of sustained poem. It's not just a piece of apologetics of the sort you find in Jesuit literature: 'Why I came over', and so on. It's a tremendously rewarding book but requires perseverance on the part of the reader. -John Cornwell

I've been on this kick reading about the beginning of forensic science: autopsies, fingerprinting, psychological profiling. I've been reading a lot of books about forensic anthropology. -Caitlin Kittredge

The childhood poverty of both my parents and their minimal education did much to influence me and my two younger brothers in our education and career choices. One brother became a dentist and the other, a professor of anthropology with a Ph.D. degree. -Ferid Murad

I apologize when I'm wrong. -Donald Trump

My feeling for reality TV isn't ironic, guilty, or apologetic. Reality TV is one of the few remaining modes of popular entertainment in which characterization is permitted as plot. -Andrea Seigel

I didn't learn much about writing at Sarah Lawrence, but I learned a lot about the sources of poems – dreams, myth, history – from the really great teachers, Joseph Campbell, Charles Trinkhaus, Bert Loewenberg, and a young Australian anthropologist named Harry Hawthorne. -Carolyn Kizer

Never apologise for not being someone else. You're bound to find something you're good at, even if it's only writing stories. -Geraldine McCaughrean

Everybody's a train wreck in their own very special way. But there's something wildly freeing about someone who's unapologetic, who knows they're a wreck and doesn't even try to hide it, just bulldozes through life. -Melissa McCarthy

Like most plutocrats, I, too, am a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, cofounded or funded over 30 companies across a range of industries. I was the first non-family investor in I cofounded a company called aQuantive that we sold to Microsoft for 6.4 billion dollars. My friends and I, we own a bank. -Nick Hanauer

Some distant day, anthropologists will consider as a landmark in humankind's evolution – comparable to the capacity for destroying ourselves by nuclear obliteration – the adolescent gene's newly emergent power to dictate nightly TV viewing. -Steve Erickson

The Christian apologist has become someone who is virtually expected to apologize for being a Christian, and that has to stop. -Richard Platt

The thing about my high school, which I loved, is that we had uniforms. But whenever we had a free dress day, it was prep-ville, with sweater vests and polo shirts and khakis and Dockers. -Vanessa Lachey

Nobody just flops a complete 'Doc Martin' script on the desk. They all have to be taken apart and all the apologizing taken out. Because it's hard to have a protagonist that doesn't really like anyone and nobody really likes him; it's a hard premise to start from. -Martin Clunes

In 1981, while doing postdoctoral field work in cultural anthropology, Bonnie A. Nardi lived with villagers in Western Samoa, trying to understand the cultural reasons that people there have an average of eight children. -Katie Hafner

No longer do companies study consumers' psyches only by asking people what they think about technology and how they use it. Now they conduct observational research, dispatching anthropologists to employ their ethnographic skills by interviewing, watching and videotaping consumers in their natural habitats. -Katie Hafner

Many anthropologists work with a concept called embodied knowledge – tacit, nonscientific knowledge – and look for ways to incorporate such information into product design. -Katie Hafner

Every single thing I've done has made me who I am today. The only thing I would take back is hurting the people that I love, and the people who I love have already read my lyrics and heard my apologies. But the rest of the world, I don't need to apologize to them. My life doesn't have anything to do with the rest of the world. -Scott Weiland

We're talking about in the Proposition 8 case fundamental rights, civil rights. I offer no apology for the position I took in Prop. 8. -Kamala Harris

I'm inspired by people who are unapologetically themselves, from Bill Cosby to Fahim Anwar. Just funny people. -Jerrod Carmichael

Every so often, I am thanked for being 'unapologetically me.' I treasure those moments, those people, and remember them every time I'm feeling timid. -Alethea Kontis

I've become a master of the apology. -Letitia Baldrige

I talk about beepers going off in the middle of a concert and people being late and not apologizing, and people not RSVP-ing, and adult children going back to live with their parents, which we didn't have in the '60s and '70s. -Letitia Baldrige

'Habibi' is a complex and unapologetic work of fantasy – no idle undertaking for readers of any faith or no faith at all, but one well worth the trouble. -G. Willow Wilson

The violations of these diesel motors by our company go against everything that Volkswagen stands for… at this time, I don't yet have the answers to all the questions. I'm utterly sorry that we have damaged trust in this way. I offer my deepest apologies to our customers, the authorities, and to the public at large for our misconduct. -Martin Winterkorn

The 'science' in 'science fiction' isn't just physics and engineering. It can also be linguistics, anthropology, and psychology. -Ann Leckie

I've noticed women my age and a little younger, anywhere from 35 to 50, saying, 'Who would want to bring kids into a world like this?' Or, 'I don't want to spend my life that way. I want to do my artwork.' And they're very unapologetically stating this. -Mary Gaitskill

When historians of early America turned from the pursuit of past politics, they devised a category known in the academy as 'social and intellectual history.' In it, they stuffed nearly everything except politics on the assumption, which the anthropologists assured them was correct, that it would all fit together. Somehow it did not. -Edmund Morgan

In Argentina, you do what your father does. If your father plays football, you play football. If your father plays polo, you play polo. -Adolfo Cambiaso

In polo, you jump on a horse and you play. To play tennis, you have to train every day. It's your legs that do all the work. In polo, it's the horses' legs. -Adolfo Cambiaso

Without good horses, you are nothing. In polo, it's 70 per cent horse, 30 per cent rider. And I have the best horses. -Adolfo Cambiaso

I've always helped polo to grow. -Adolfo Cambiaso

I'm just happy with what I am, and I happen to be a polo player. -Adolfo Cambiaso

You can decide at 17 that you want to be a professional player. In Argentina, they start very young. They go to school in the morning and then do polo in the afternoon. -Adolfo Cambiaso

We have the best sporting event in the world in polo, and yet it is weak. -Facundo Pieres

In Argentina, we're surrounded by polo ponies. The farm covers roughly 170 hectares, and there are no cattle or sheep, just horses. -Facundo Pieres

I'm usually woken up by the birds and by my schnauzer, Rafa – for me that's the best start to the day. I jump out of bed, throw on some clothes, and race to the polo ground. -Facundo Pieres

We have two trainers at the polo ground and do a mix of aerobics, gymnastics and stretches before we start riding. As polo players, it's very important for us to keep in shape. We do a bit of yoga and Pilates sometimes, too. -Facundo Pieres

Buenos Aires is less than an hour's drive from the ranch, and in the evening, we might meet friends for dinner there. I get recognised a bit, but I'm lucky that polo isn't as popular as other sports. -Facundo Pieres

I think polo players are at their best in their 30s. You've got the talent and the experience. You play with your head – you learn to lose and how to win. -Facundo Pieres

I read 'The Hobbit' but not a single one of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. I had to lie about this pretty much all through high school. I still say it apologetically. -Andrew Rosenthal

I may be old-fashioned. But I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty – a delight in the nice things in the world. And I don't think one should have to apologise for it. -Saul Leiter

I love films that show people in a way that's so real it's almost unsettling, and that's what really inspires me because I write about people. I write about people that I know, so I want to portray them and portray myself in a way that is unapologetic. -Halsey

The selfsame procedure which zoology, a branch of the natural sciences, applies to the study of animals, anthropology must apply to the study of man; and by doing so, it enrolls itself as a science in the field of nature. -Maria Montessori

The study of expression ought to form a part of the study of psychology, but it also comes within the province of anthropology because the habitual, life-long expressions of the face determine the wrinkles of old age, which are distinctly an anthropological characteristic. -Maria Montessori

One of the things I'm trying to get better at is apologizing when I make mistakes. That's been a big priority of mine. -Evan Spiegel

Whether it's his beloved game of polo or his magical success in business, Norman Brinker simply does not know how to lose. -Newt Gingrich

Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for 'religious toleration' are arrogantly dishonest. -Newt Gingrich

I've been very clear publicly I'm not a perfect human being, and I've made mistakes in my life, and I've had to apologize to God and to seek reconciliation. -Newt Gingrich

This apology is not just to Bernie Sanders. It is to donors. It is to anyone and everyone that clearly we offended. And the e-mails that were revealed that were hacked. -Donna Brazile

I try not to apologize, especially publicly. That's a slippery slope, because I'm a comedian. If you take anything I'm saying too seriously, then you shouldn't be paying attention in the first place. If you find me offensive, don't follow me. -Chelsea Handler

I must confess that over my career, I've actually downplayed the importance of DJs. It's such a different art form. Then all of a sudden you try it, and you think, 'Good God, these guys do work.' I used to be very cynical and very blase about it. I can only apologize. -Peter Hook

I don't want anybody, whether it's my grandchildren or any of our employees' grandchildren, to have to apologise for working for Ford Motor Company. In fact, I want the opposite. I want them to look and say, 'What a difference we made!' -William Clay Ford, Jr.

I'm not afraid of a big studio film; I trust my instincts. But for me, it's not really about box office. It's about looking back on your work and not having to apologize for it. -F. Gary Gray

When I write about animals, I use anthropological techniques and the language you would use for a person. You don't have to anthropomorphize animals, just acknowledge their individuality. -Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

My father told me about American democracy. And he said you have to be actively engaged in the political process to make our democracy work. So I've been doing that my entire life. Civil rights movement. The peace movement during the Vietnam conflict. The movement to get an apology and redress for Japanese-Americans. -George Takei

I believed that, in a situation where the community that I came from were being treated like second- and third-class citizens, that I had a responsibility to fight back against it. And I don't apologise to anybody for having done that. I think it was the right thing to do. -Martin McGuinness

We cannot have four more years apologizing to our enemies and abandoning our friends. -Mike Pence

Israel's behavior when it comes to Egypt is that of a battered wife. Nothing but apologies. -Avigdor Lieberman

Kissinger's unusually high body count and singular moral imperiousness has the effect, among his critics, of obscuring his didactic utility. An outsized personality who has committed outsized mayhem, Kissinger eclipses his own context. Yet, as animals were to the anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, Kissinger is good to think with. -Greg Grandin

On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic party for the inexcusable remarks made over email. These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process. -Donna Brazile

I've started ordering out of teen catalogues! T-shirts, little coats, and jackets for around $35 – they're amazing. I've become a really big fan of Urban Outfitters, Alloy and Anthropologie. Because I'll pay for quality, but I will not just pay for trend. Psychologically, I have trouble with that. -Ivanka Trump

I think the key to a great romcom is to not fight against the genre. The trend more recently has been to apologise or be snarky, so it's an anti-romcom. Just lean in and embrace the fact it's a love story, and it's funny, and it's light. It can still be uber-smart and deal with zeitgeist issues. -Lake Bell

I now talk to different cultures, and I hope that I can bridge those gaps and differences between us. It's an adventure, a dream… I feel like I'm on an anthropological mission. -Shakira

I think there's something really powerful and refreshing about a woman who is unapologetic. -Rachel McAdams

I believe we're stronger when we speak loudly and unapologetically for human rights; when we stand with our allies against common threats like terrorism, radicalization, and poverty; and when we unite to prevent the world's most dangerous regimes from acquiring the world's deadliest weapons. -Ted Deutch

I apologize to those of you I offended for coming out against the Ex-Im Bank. I'm not changing my mind on it, but I just wanted to let you know I apologize for that. -Bill Flores

I don't apologize for looking after New Jersey's interests. That's an obligation that I'll always keep. -Rodney Frelinghuysen

Administrator McCarthy and the EPA will soon find out that Washington bureaucrats are becoming far too aggressive in attacking our way of life. Administrator McCarthy should be apologizing to Missourians. EPA aggression has reached an all-time high, and now it must be stopped. -Sam Graves

Obama's foreign policy has three parts: Abandon our allies, appease our enemies, and apologize for America. -Liz Cheney

For me, it is all about people having jobs, and that is why I make no apology for having focused relentlessly on employment and job creation. -Enda Kenny

I won't apologize for choosing my career over kids. -Aisha Tyler

God, I mean I had so many people tell me, 'What you're doing doesn't work.' I used to have to get on stage and apologize for talking the way that I speak. -Aisha Tyler

I'm a black American, and I'm proud to represent who and where I'm from – unapologetically. There's no shame in my game. -Mickalene Thomas

I have a B.S. in Biology from MIT, an M.Sc. in Human Biology and a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Oxford University, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. I never intended for so many degrees, but I enjoyed getting them all. -Pardis Sabeti

Anthropology seems so bland and friendly now, but in the early 20th century, Jews could only be dissected badly by these fields. The Jews were extremely assimilated; it's a different world than now. -Tom Reiss

My work has gotten more political over time, but once you start exploring food, you find you're up against economics and politics and psychology and anthropology, all of these different things you have to deal with. -Michael Pollan

A man never apologizes for the fact that he has to work. He might say, 'Hey, I am so sorry my hours were long today,' but he'd never feel he has to explain the very fact that he has a career. Once I stopped apologizing, I noticed both my kids also stopped complaining and asking me 'why' I worked. -Raney Aronson-Rath

We as men, in particular black men, are constantly supported, nurtured, forgiven, apologized for, led, followed and coddled by black women, and they get very little in return. -Jesse Williams

I like watching Tom Brady, not just because he's handsome – I get handsome; I understand handsome – but he's a fine leader, he's a great quarterback, and I like the team. I'm not going to apologize for that. -Jennifer Garner

Whereas what man can learn about the world through his senses and through the intellect which relies upon sense-observation may be called 'anthropology,' what the spiritual man within us can know may be called 'anthroposophy.' -Rudolf Steiner

I apologize profusely to those I have offended deeply a million times over. -Vanity

I'm unapologetic for the fact my Christian faith defines my decision-making process. I will bring those Christian principles and that mindset to Frankfort. -Matt Bevin

White Americans, stop apologizing; we live in the greatest country in the history of mankind, and it's there because of our ancestors – those who came to this country and did their very best. And every generation has gotten better at what we're good at. -Burgess Owens

If you apologize to me, I look at it as an insult because my parents, my grandparents, my great-grandparents, like every other culture out there, did exactly what they needed to do. They worked hard, and they became part of the American way, and they earned the respect of Americans across the board. We need to do the same. -Burgess Owens

I started doing flats because women would always apologize for wearing them when they met me, as if they had to be in heels when meeting a shoe designer. -Edgardo Osorio

I wanted to create flats that are as chic as heels – flats you don't have to apologize for. -Edgardo Osorio

The only moment I become aware of being the only woman in a meeting is when actresses are being discussed. If someone's critical of how a woman looks, they turn to me and apologize. -Jane Goldman

I stand behind all my tweets. If I tweeted it and I said it, I am not apologizing for it. -DeAngelo Williams

I never felt I had anything to hide. I never felt being gay was anything to be ashamed of, so I never felt apologetic. I didn't have issues with it, didn't grow up with any religion, so I didn't have any religious, you know, issues to deal with as far as homosexuality is concerned. So, I accepted it very easily. For me, it wasn't that big a deal. -Martina Navratilova

I fell in love with Norman Mailer's 'Of a Fire on the Moon', a description of the 1969 moon landing and the society that had produced NASA – and was inspired by him to begin a kind of anthropology of modern life. -Alain de Botton

There's a way I could have done things differently. I know that. If I offended anyone along the way, I do apologize. -Alec Baldwin

For many women, and a fair number of men, saying 'I'm sorry' isn't literally an apology; it's a ritual way of restoring balance to a conversation. -Deborah Tannen

I've lived a very colorful life, and I've said some things, But not once have I taken them back, and I've never apologized for them – and I won't. -Jim Mattis

I surf, swim, play water polo, and I paddle an outrigger canoe with my team. I'm also a klutz on land, so water is my thing. -Auli'i Cravalho

I find myself apologising for not being a proper actor. I never intended to be involved in the film industry and still do feel that, with the exception of a couple of brief skirmishes with the film industry. -Tilda Swinton

Authentic apology is a tricky thing to pull off in politics, which is why it so seldom occurs. Plausible deniability must be preserved. True contrition has to be displayed. Traitors to the cause must be immediately be jettisoned. Most of all, the goal is to stop the bleeding. -Gwen Ifill

Because human development is the most specific and exalted mission of woman, studies in anthropology and theory of pedagogy are essential in girls' education. -Edith Stein

I was a Yankee fan until 1981. That was the year the Yankees were two up on the Dodgers and lost four straight. And George Steinbrenner apologized to the city. -John McEnroe

I will never apologize for having a life. -Matt Harvey

The ruling ethos of Seattle is forlorn apology for our animal impulses. -David Shields

I don't have any issues with clowns – I feel like I owe them an apology in some ways. -John Carroll Lynch

I would say I am unapologetically nerdy. I was always a little awkward. -Eva Chen

Eid is here! On the first day, it is a custom for all Malaysian Muslims to ask for forgiveness from our parents. We kiss their hands and wish them 'Selamat Hari Raya' or 'Eid Mubarak.' 'Maaf Zahir dan Batin' means 'to apologize in spirit and actions.' -Yuna

If what distinguishes us from other species is speech, then poetry, which is the supreme linguistic operation, is our anthropological – indeed, genetic – goal. -Joseph Brodsky

Anyone who regards poetry as an entertainment, as a 'read,' commits an anthropological crime, in the first place against himself. -Joseph Brodsky

Anthropologists believe women were among the skilled boxers of the ancient, sport-loving Minoan culture that flourished on Crete until 1100 B.C. The boxing booths at English fairs featured women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. -Katherine Dunn

Once you apologize, then the press wants you to get down on your knees and say you're sorry. They are not appeasable. -David Brock

I made the apologies that needed to be made, and so I didn't feel that Media Matters was a continuing form of saying I was sorry. -David Brock

Trump apologized for nothing, including the horrible tape, right? No apology. -David Brock

In rock n' roll music, you almost have to apologize for being around more than four or five years. I don't know why. -Dickey Betts

The ideal feminist world shouldn't be one where women suppress their human instincts for attention and desire. We shouldn't be weighed down with the responsibility of explaining our every move. We shouldn't have to apologize for wanting attention, either. We don't owe anyone an explanation. -Emily Ratajkowski

It's rare to meet somebody who's secure with herself, confident in who they are, and doesn't have anything to apologize for. -Emily Ratajkowski

I'm not embarrassed about who I am. I'm not apologetic. -Karan Johar

I am constantly accused of being 'First World.' So what should I do? I can't apologise for my environment, upbringing, aesthetic. -Karan Johar

I admire those women who really knew who they were and didn't apologize for it. Katharine Hepburn? She was ahead of her time. -Megyn Kelly

I'm just being me. If I'm not enough, I don't know what to tell you. I'm not going to apologize about it. -Andre Ward

In GOP land, apologies and resignations are never enough. -Andrew Breitbart

While writing, saying, and doing much, Mr. Trump is apologizing for his past sins. He's walking away from supporting abortion, hurling insults and more. Now, America needs to follow suit and apologize for the scourge of legal abortion that has left millions of empty cradles, wombs barren, women's health damaged, and families broken. -Alveda King

Apology is often the first step in correcting a wrong. Having moved for a position of saying 'I don't need forgiveness,' Mr. Trump is now taking a second look at past behaviors, things that he's said and done that he regrets. While he is not asking for forgiveness for being human, he is admitting that he's made mistakes and humbly making apologies. -Alveda King

My mother, who was in the Resistance in the Second World War, passed away at 96, and it was like she was 60. I almost have to apologise for my genes. -Jean-Michel Jarre

Bands like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, who I respect, have a very robotic, dehumanised approach. They're almost an apology for machines. It's very German. -Jean-Michel Jarre

I cannot wait until the day I can go back to school… I've already picked my program: anthropology at Columbia. I will not get in, but a girl can dream. -Allison Williams

I'm happier in my thirties. I feel clearer about who I am and less apologetic about it, and more accepting of my limitations and also more aware of the ways in which I'm capable. -Claire Danes

I've had a fantastic career playing great parts. In many ways, the colour of my skin has been an asset because I've been asked to play certain roles as a result. I don't apologise for playing them anymore than Robert de Niro is sorry for playing American-Italians. -Art Malik

Many young adults I have communicated with – both in-person and over email – constantly apologize before stating their idea, or finish each sentence with a question. Unfortunately, doing so in business puts you at an immediate disadvantage with your boss and work colleagues. -Dana Perino

So many people apologize because they feel like they have to – that it's the appropriate thing to do, that it may help them down the road. But people can tell whether you're sincere. -Judy Smith

I don't think I'd ever apologise for music I make, no. -The Weeknd

If you're happy with who you are, that's going to show, and you don't have to apologize for anything. -Kassie DePaiva

In 2013, when it turned out that the plot of LaBeouf's short film '' (2012) had been purloined from graphic novelist Daniel Clowes's 2007 comic 'Justin M. Damiano', the actor-director responded with a series of tweet apologies that also appeared to be shoplifted. -Elvis Mitchell

I was a huge Jonas Brothers fan, unapologetically, when I was 12 or 13. -Kelsea Ballerini

I can get behind any story that's willing to tell itself without apology. -John Hensley

If you don't have the confidence to own the worth of your brand and share it unapologetically, you won't make a massive impact. -Lewis Howes

Each day, we have the opportunity to learn something new, apologize for our mistakes, and become better. -Lewis Howes

Reason cannot calm the storm of emotion, and emotion usually wins, until it settles down and allows reason to rise again and apologize on behalf of it. -Hamza Yusuf

I wanted to really ingrain myself in the culture and the people. And I apologize about having an allergy to dairy products that gives me some irritable bowels, but other than that, I mean, I've embraced just about everything else Wisconsin – especially when it comes to sports, but also the people and the interactions with our fans. -Aaron Rodgers

I'm not sure about public apologies on behalf of other people as far as the motivation for them. -Sonny Perdue

I'm going to be the unapologetic chief advocate, chief salesman for American agriculture products around the world. You grow 'em, we're going to sell 'em. -Sonny Perdue

Clients don't expect perfection from the service providers they hire, but they do expect honesty and transparency. There is no better way to demonstrate this than by acknowledging when a mistake has been made and humbly apologizing for it. -Patrick Lencioni

Team members need to be able to admit their weaknesses and mistakes, to acknowledge the strengths of others, and to apologize when they do something wrong. -Patrick Lencioni

You have to build trust among team members so that people feel free to admit what they don't know, make mistakes, ask for help if they need it, apologize when necessary, and not hold back their opinions. -Patrick Lencioni

As you get older, you become more unapologetic about how you really are, how you feel about things, and you really say it out loud. -Rozonda Thomas

I apologize for the song 'Everything Is Awesome.' -Phil Lord

I don't apologize for supporting Trump. He said all the right things, and nobody else would even say it. I suppose it's possible that another politician who really meant it would come along. There's Kris Kobach, Tom Cotton, Jeff Sessions… there are probably a handful of politicians. -Ann Coulter

I didn't want the responsibility, I didn't know how to handle the responsibility of speaking for the gay community. I always felt like I owed them a huge apology for coming out too late. -Sean Hayes

The stories I want to tell are when we're our own heroes and our own enemies, and I don't think that's a rude thing to ask for. I don't think that's something I should apologize for. -Jessica Williams

When you see the way some people write women, especially in studio movies, it's like, 'Sorry! Sorry for being alive!' Women are so apologetic. -Jessica Williams

I'm very sorry to Mr. Gabas, to whom I apologised in person. Very sorry for letting my Davis Cup teammates down and for letting my country down. I apologise to all the tennis fans, to my supporters, and my sponsors. I feel ashamed of my unprofessional behaviour and will accept any consequences as a result of my action. -Denis Shapovalov

Unfortunately, I had to pull out of Vancouver. I'm really sorry; I didn't expect to go this far in Rogers Cup, and I just wanted to say, just apologize. -Denis Shapovalov

There are people that have watched everything I've done, which is so sweet. Sometimes I'm grateful for that; sometimes I feel like I have to apologize. -Justin Hartley

I like debating policy. I never once attacked personally Secretary Clinton. I have found that when I have attacked people personally, that's been a stupid mistake on my part. And so whoever I have attacked personally, I apologize for. -Anthony Scaramucci

When I left the Giants in 2014, my comments were emotional, insensitive, and misguided, and I truly regret and apologize for my actions. I am committed to working hard to contributing to the success of the Giants. -Pablo Sandoval

I say every slur on the planet – racial, homosexual, everything to do with every ethnic group on the planet – and guess what? I will never apologize for that because I know why I do it, and it is to make a valid point about ignorance in this society. -Lisa Lampanelli

I make no apologies in admitting that I take very seriously the dehumanizing dangers in our tendency in modern science to make man over into the image of the machine, into the image of the techniques by which we study him. -Rollo May

Prince was unapologetically different, and he made it okay for his fans to be different and to celebrate their individuality. His social conscience challenged us to look deeper than the skin color of our neighbors. -Betsy Hodges

I have found that when I have attacked people personally, that's been a stupid mistake on my part. And so whoever I have attacked personally I apologize for. -Anthony Scaramucci

I wouldn't give Charles Barkley an apology at gunpoint. He can never expect an apology from me… If anything, he owes me an apology for coming to play with his sorry, fat butt. -Scottie Pippen

When I started playing in bands, we had to be apologetic for what we did. We had to be apologetic because the mainstream was so bad. -Jack Antonoff

The one simple lesson to draw from President Obama's legacy: do not start off with a compromise. They won't meet you in the middle. Instead, what we need is an unapologetic progressive leader. -Chelsea Manning

Perhaps the most satisfying thing occurred when Michael Jordan became a team owner and said to me, 'I owe you a lot of apologies. It's a lot harder to run a team than I thought.' -Jerry Reinsdorf

When I was growing up, my parents would apologize when we didn't have enough money for something. I'd always tell them that it was O.K. and that I had learned to work hard because of them. -Petra Collins

I love Anthropology for kitchenware – they make the best bowls, plates, cutlery etc. -Ella Woodward

Our Samsung Medical Center has caused too big a pain and worry for the people by failing to prevent the infection and spread of MERS. I bow my head in apology. -Jay Y. Lee

The more of my readers I encounter who say, often apologetically, that they are actually listeners, the more I write for the ear rather than the eye. Small things like identifying speakers in dialogue rather than relying on paragraphing to mark the shifts. -H. W. Brands

A huge part of my career and how I want to participate in the world is being unapologetically myself and being honest and vulnerable. -Paloma Elsesser

I view my job more almost as a field biologist or anthropologist, where I'm collecting practices. I'm collecting techniques. -Tim Ferriss

I am fundamentally an anthropologist and a rationalist. What I say is that human societies are very different from what specialists call 'animal society' because the former have religion. -Rene Girard

I think that Carrie is such an icon, not just as someone who played Princess Leia, but someone who was groundbreaking in that she was OK with being honest – brutally so, unapologetically so. -Kelly Marie Tran

I used to play rugby, polo, tennis, and cricket in school. It was only in the 1990s, when I used to live just opposite Harrods in London, that I started putting on weight. I used to have my breakfast there every day. -Adnan Sami

To have someone inspire you to be who you are and be unapologetic about it, it's beautiful. -Dash Mihok

My biggest inspiration is black America and what they've done in the arts. I have always felt like an outsider in America, and what black Americans have done to add their chapter to this book called the American dream, and to be so unapologetic and true, and have added so much to art and culture in the world. -Hasan Minhaj

I've always felt like I was an actor for hire. And almost apologetic for being a woman of color, trying to stifle that voice. But I don't feel that way in Shondaland. I feel like I am accepted into a world where I'm a part of the narrative – I'm a part of it. -Viola Davis

I was in an interdisciplinary major – which was a new thing then – which was psychology, sociology, anthropology, and biology, which is really sort of the study of the human being. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

I express myself the way I want. Sometimes, I know, I do put up posts that might be insensitive, but I am not someone who deletes a post. If my posts end up hurting people, I don't have any qualms apologising, and I have done that in the past. -Karan Patel

Once, I had a huge fight on a film set with an actor who threw tea on a spot boy's face. I refused to shoot until he apologised. -Swara Bhaskar

Being unapologetic about my body, my sexuality, my life's decisions is a political belief that, as a feminist, I strongly espouse. -Swara Bhaskar

I think that women are raised to believe that they're supposed to want certain things, and so you feel like you're supposed to apologize when you don't want those things. -Shonda Rhimes

I am determined to offer an apology with my death. -Hideki Tojo

It occurred to me that cats were being held back a little bit. I thought, 'I'll give the cat human thoughts and feelings but not be apologetic for it. That would be very catlike.' -Jim Davis

We live in a time where we're made to feel guilty about overeating, oversleeping, and not exercising. Garfield not only does all that, but he doesn't apologize for it. -Jim Davis

I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard. No one should ever be mistreated this way. I want you to know that we take full responsibility, and we will work to make it right. It's never too late to do the right thing. -Oscar Munoz

I will never apologize for changing the approach or strategy when the facts change. -Henry Paulson

For me, the thing that is different about Trump is that you don't realize it, and I didn't realize it, but there is a rhythm that the political press – including myself – expects people to show in terms of embarrassing statements or shameful acts. And that is spinning it away and finally being forced to apologize, and then apologize again. -David Fahrenthold

The Almeida's artistic director, Rupert Goold, brought me Mike Bartlett's 'King Charles III' with the slightly apologetic warning that it was in blank verse, but, of course, that appealed to me. -Tim Pigott-Smith

I think women think I'm inspirational because I'm unapologetic. I have cellulite. I have back fat. I've got a thick stomach. But I work my body like I don't because I don't know any other body. I don't know how to feel thin. I just know how to feel like Ashley. -Ashley Graham

I point out the Democratic party won two world wars and beat the depression, cut out the poverty by two thirds, and was responsible for the same sustained prosperity that we've had in the United States. What the hell do we have to apologize for? -James Carville

I have a tremendous amount of patience and tolerance when working with people, but if I ever feel the impulse to inhibit myself from doing one more take, or feel a need to apologize to someone for pushing, I know that that relationship isn't gonna last. -Bennett Miller

Pleats and polos are not sexy. -Monique Ganderton

Be empowered as a female, as a woman. Don't apologize. Don't lose yourself in another person's life. -Pepa

I am an unapologetic Christian, constitutional conservative, pro-life, Second Amendment-loving American! -Darryl Glenn

I am not a Republican apologist. -Darryl Glenn

To all the people that he hurt, I'm not – I can't be an apologist for David Koresh, but I feel for people that have had negative experiences at the hands of David. Let me put it that way. I think about those people, whether I agree with them on every point or not. Everyone has a right to their experience. -David Thibodeau

Even if it's a polo shirt and chinos, they should be the best possible quality and fit perfectly. -Michael Bastian

I'm always asking, 'How do you give a guy a new reason to buy a polo?' -Michael Bastian

I have a longstanding, unapologetic love for Ke$ha. -David Lowery

I think what people like about people is when they live their life the way they want to live it, unapologetically, and if they're being true to themselves. -Ron Livingston

I'm double majoring in social studies – which is sociology, anthropology, economics, and philosophy – and African-American studies. -Yara Shahidi

Unapologetically, absent me, there is no Deadpool. Period. I am the name, the costume, the look, the origin, and the attitude. Great one-liners are the result of other writers. But there's no Deadpool at all in existence without me. -Rob Liefeld

Part of the joy of my career, for me, has been giving these iconic females a bit of shading of that unapologetic female vibe. I think it's an interesting approach. -Gail Simone

Graham promoted a white evangelical respectability that wanted to 'put the brakes' on the civil rights movement, and never really accepted women as equal to men. He may have been the country's greatest evangelist, but he was also an apologist for the racist and sexist beliefs pervasive among white evangelical men in 20th-century America. -Anthea Butler

I attended classes and taught classes, in Food Anthropology at Pace University, with an anthropology professor. You can trace history by the architecture and food of a place. Food is one of those things that transcends and stays in the culture. -Lidia Bastianich

When you're hot, you stride confidently down the street, extending your form to hail a taxi to take you from place to place. My body is designed for squeezing into packed subway cars and apologizing to those whose feet I clumsily step on. -Josh Gondelman

A play is not a tweet. It can't be compressed and embedded, and it definitely can't be delivered apologetically. -Corey Stoll

I hope to show people everywhere that you can be unapologetically you and still succeed. I also hope that by using more diverse models, brands can see that there is power in diversity, and not shy away from doing something new for fear of failure. The effects are bigger than just the fashion industry. -Philomena Kwao

Can fiction teach us? Absolutely. Fiction has the power to illustrate place, era, and atmosphere in vivid detail. But it is not Anthropology for Dummies. -Celeste Ng

My mother wanted me to be a reader. She was a reader. Even though she had an 11th-grade education, she was curious about all kinds of things – archeology, anthropology. -Joe R. Lansdale

I was born in Middletown, Connecticut, while my dad was getting his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and anthropology at Wesleyan University. -Bozoma Saint John

I love seeing what people are eating. It's a great way of looking at what is similar and what is different about people. It's sociology and anthropology and history rolled into one. -Mark Kurlansky

Sometimes all you're looking for is an apology. -Ashleigh Murray

People are prospering from being unapologetically offensive, trite, and stupid. And we are tweeting ourselves into high blood pressure and ulcers trying to tell them to do better… Being a pompous nut biscuit is now a publicity strategy, and I don't know what we can do to end the madness. -Luvvie Ajayi

We all have things in our lives that are terrible: you apologize for them; you wish you never had you name on it. But 'Teen Wolf' is something that I'm very proud of. -Jeph Loeb

I make no apology for the fact I like to hear people talk about work. It's the acceptable way of talking about life and people. -David Hepworth

While I was thinking about the next film to do, I was also reading this book by Diane Ackerman called 'The Natural History of the Senses' – an anthropological and sociological look at the senses. But it also has this great sense of enthusiasm. -Jeremy Podeswa

I had been playing polo, and I decided to give up at the age of 50. -Prince Philip

As an anthropology major, I wanted to understand the cultural significance of poverty – why it exists and why some countries can rise above it while others can't. -Lauren Bush

I wanted to be an anthropologist and travel. -Annabelle Wallis

Most women I know are not actresses, but they work for the U.N. or are documentary filmmakers, anthropologists. -Annabelle Wallis

I am unapologetic about the need for social change, greater inclusion, and equity. -Marley Dias

I am unapologetically myself, no matter what anyone's opinion is. -Barbie Ferreira

I need to create an environment where I can be my best self, and that means being unapologetic about saying no to things that don't serve me or move me closer to my purpose and the things that I care about the most. -Alicia Garza

There's never really been a true apology for slavery. -Kenya Barris

The history of our country has been driven by a Judeo-Christian worldview, and so that has dominated the landscape. So it's important that we recognize the lordship of Jesus Christ without apology in our emphasis on prayer. -Tony Evans

We don't apologize for who we are. We do what we do as Christians. Our faith isn't hidden. There should never be a separation between God and good works. -Tony Evans

I like to use exercise classes as a way of understanding what people are doing. I'm promiscuous in terms of exercise. You see what people are wearing. You see what people are responding to. You see what the music is they're listening to. An exercise class is social anthropology: what clothes people are wearing, what are the new sneakers. -Joanna Coles

I look at my time on this earth as social anthropology, at home and in work life. -Joanna Coles

As far apart as they are theologically, Mormons and evangelical Christians may have more in common with each other anthropologically than they do with secular Americans watching 'Big Love' on HBO. -Jacob Weisberg

To describe Peter Thiel as simply a libertarian wildly understates the case. His belief system is based on unapologetic selfishness and economic Darwinism. -Jacob Weisberg

When I read 'Scream Queens' for the first time, I felt the voice of the show was fresh, unapologetic, and non-stop fun. -Glen Powell

I used to blame myself for a lot of things, and I apologise loads. I don't do it any more, but when I was in the studio – and it was my song – I'd say 'sorry' every time I got a note wrong. -Jorja Smith

What differentiates leaders is the ability to recover following a mistake. I make mistakes all the time, but I cop to them, apologize, and move on. Contrition is powerful. -Dana Walden

I don't think the West needs to apologize – or pay – for having invented the steam engine. -Charles Krauthammer

Follow your path unapologetically. Be compassionate. -Grace Potter

I will never be the comic that apologizes for telling a joke. -Tony Rock

I'm not going to apologize for my success. How I live is no secret. -Ed Schultz

I'm always looking for instances of people doing things for and with each other for pleasure, for passion, for camaraderie, from kindness. It's the anthropology of people figuring how to punctuate life with the lyrical. -Debra Granik

We are fighting for an unapologetic movement for economic, social, and racial justice in the United States. -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I think it's really important for young audiences to see that you don't have to apologize for being angry when you're angry, and you don't have to apologize for standing up for yourself when people are pushing you around. -Barrett Wilbert Weed

Southern politicians who have tried to rise above the passionate rhetoric surrounding the Civil War have frequently found themselves dragged back into the mire. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a Republican, was forced to apologise when his proclamation declaring April Confederate History Month failed to make any reference to slavery. -Amanda Foreman

I have to not let anything get to me and not get an ego about it and just do what I want to do, do things because I like them, and make the music that I like unapologetically. -Soccer Mommy

The 'Law & Order' audition was so last-minute. I was already in a shabby suit, the journey was a complete disaster, my train stopped early, it was raining, and I had to show the cabbie the way… I rushed in apologising, gave this terrible reading, and ended up telling my whole journey to them. I must have bored them to tears. -Bradley Walsh

Whenever the media asked me how much I have received in campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, my unapologetic answer was, 'Not enough.' -Jim Inhofe

We are very passionate and very emotional people in Serbia. Everything we do, it is done with emotions. We are very good at sport, tennis, basketball, football ,water polo, volleyball. We always try to show this character and use it. -Dusan Tadic

I'm an unabashed apologist for strong national-security authority. That's why I might be more alarmed by Trump. -Benjamin Wittes

The first thing I usually do after a fight is apologize to my coaches because I didn't do one damn thing they told me to do. -Cat Zingano

I repeat for the umpteenth time, without making apologies: My children have had more than their fair share of presidency under their father. There cannot be any hereditary transfer of power. -Alexander Lukashenko

If I couldn't get to where I wanted to by being my organic self – which is a smart, funny, unapologetically black woman – then I felt like it's not worth doing it if I can't do it the most organic way possible. Which is why I left the music business. -Amanda Seales

I don't know if there is redemption for people like Charlie Rose or Garrison Keillor. An apology helps, but what really matter are deeds. -Ann Wilson

I am an apologist for the reading brain. It represents a miracle that springs from the brain's unique capacity to rearrange itself to learn something new. -Maryanne Wolf

I believe I have the attitude of a champion and a winner, and I'm not apologetic for it. -Jon Jones

When it comes to MMA, there is a big chip on my shoulder. There is a way that I look at myself. I think it's really, really important, and it's something I'm not really apologetic for it. As I get older, and I win more, I start to embrace it even more. -Jon Jones

I misfired and said some things in the past about people, namely John Mayer. And I didn't have the guts to apologize. -Shooter Jennings

I do work really hard to be nice to people. Well, actually, I think it doesn't take much effort to be nice to people, so why shouldn't we all be nice to each other? But I do appreciate very much a woman who is in a position of power who is unapologetic about her position and her belief in her own abilities. -Miriam Shor

I think that, as women, we're often asked to apologize for our own power, or we're asked to undercut ourselves, and it's deemed unattractive to have faith in our abilities. -Miriam Shor

You can have a lot of destruction, but in a realistic female movie, the women are going to be aware of that destruction and apologizing for it. -Susanna Fogel

I'm a mercenary. That's what people hire me for, and I don't apologize for it. -Michael Avenatti

My symbol was always a polo player because I liked sports, and polo has a stylishness to it. -Ralph Lauren

The Canadian government has had a field day apologising for past policies towards a series of ethnic groups: Italian, Ukrainian, Sikh, Chinese, Japanese and Jews. -Margaret MacMillan

The act of apology is something that most societies take very seriously indeed. It is an admission of wrong done to the victims and an acceptance of blame. -Margaret MacMillan

An apology offered and, equally important, received is a step towards reconciliation and, sometimes, recompense. Without that process, hurts can rankle and fester and erupt into their own hatreds and wrongdoings. -Margaret MacMillan

I happen to be black and a woman and unapologetically proud to be both, but that is not the totality of my identity. -Ayanna Pressley

I am black and a woman and unapologetically proud to be both. But I've never asked anyone to vote for me because I'm black and a woman. -Ayanna Pressley

When I went to college, I really became interested in cultural anthropology. Our behavior isn't that different from other primate species'. -Jon Taffer

My one criticism of Vertigo Crime to date is that it's been a boys' club, reveling in violence that, while entertainingly lurid, lacks depth. Of course, the comics world is deliberately double-dimensional – and shouldn't apologize for being so. -Sarah Weinman

For the most part, it was never assumed that I was gay, and I've had people be sort of surprised that I was gay or act apologetic like they didn't know, which would just make me really uncomfortable. And I never had shame for it, but I never felt like introducing myself as, 'I'm Antoni. I'm gay. How are you?' -Antoni Porowski

In the movie 'Star Trek 3: The Return of Spock,' I'm a really bad Klingon, and I really enjoyed playing that – somebody who's totally unscrupulous. It's like he was not genetically equipped to feel compassion or sensitivity. Just outright evil without apology. -Christopher Lloyd

I'm just authentically, unapologetically myself. In and out of drag, in and out of the gig, in and out of the studio. My friends know. Miss Thing Over There wakes up 8 A.M. and she's on. The sun, the rain, the snow, whatever's going on outside, I'm ready. -Alyssa Edwards

In my experience, when you're writing, you want the truth, and you don't want to be apologetic in any way. But there is something in writing, the complexity of it, that works against that aim. -Karl Ove Knausgard

I've made a lot of crazy comedy videos and said a lot of crazy things. If it's too offensive, I apologize and move on, but I do comedy. -Shane Dawson

People bring it up to me: 'Well, you're only in your spot because you can talk well.' Okay, first off, you could be right. But second, what – am I supposed to apologize for this? No. -Chael Sonnen

I definitely feel like, in America, even though race is a social construct… there's still a line drawn in the sand; there still are sides. Politically, there's a black side and a white side, and I stand unapologetically on the black side. -Rachel Dolezal

Man, I'm just going to be myself. I shouldn't have to apologize for that. If people don't understand that, then they don't understand it. I'm not going to try to be somebody I'm not. -Chris Bosh

I'm not angry or anything at Sonnen, but I will say one thing – I hope nobody gets offended; I don't wanna sound disgusting, and I am certainly not fan of any anthropologic theories – but you can see on that guy's face that he is limited and stupid, and his IQ is not higher than the size of the shoes he's wearing. -Mirko Cro Cop

On 'Raw,' I'm more of a strong, silent type because I don't need to talk it up because I can back it up. But on 'Total Divas,' it's definitely different, because I'm unapologetically myself. I speak my mind, I'm goofy, and I like to have fun. -Nia Jax

I've got friends who are so good at getting away with things, like going up to the desk to get upgraded on a plane, for example. I haven't got any of that kind of confidence in those situations. I look so awkward. I act awkward. I'm really apologetic. -Ruth Wilson

I've gone on in a wheelchair. Another performance I did with no voice – and I had to apologize to the audience and whisper. -Carol Channing

I ain't never going to apologize for a 21-point win over a state rival, ever. -Dabo Swinney

I'm not going to apologize for having a great team and a great program and a bunch of committed guys, and Coach Saban is not, either. -Dabo Swinney

Please look at the response to Windrush, and the apology, in terms of trying to put things right and, secondly, the bigger picture about how this government has been committed to trying to deal with the injustices in society, some of which matter more to people from ethnic minorities. -Sajid Javid

To apologize for the Balfour Declaration would be to apologize for the existence of Israel and to question its right to exist. Here in Britain, we will not merely mark the centenary – we will celebrate it with pride. -Sajid Javid

I'm no apologist for Russia or the Assad regime, but actually, this has been staring us in the face for a number of years now, and I think it's time to turn a page and accept reality. Our strategy – if that is the right word – failed miserably, and Russia's with Iran has been successful. -Jeremy Hunt

I called both President Trump and Kim Jong-Un a dictator. I didn't mean to say that. My mistake. I apologize for that. -Abby Huntsman

I wish I'd known that apologizing is a sign of strength. I had the impression that if you apologize, it's a sign of weakness. I kind of picked up the message from my father, 'Real men don't apologize. You just do your best, and if you happen to hurt some people, that's their fault. You just go on. Don't apologize. That's a sign of weakness.' -Gary Chapman

It is universal to give gifts as an expression of love. My academic background is anthropology, the study of cultures. We have never discovered a culture where gift-giving is not an expression of love. -Gary Chapman

I'm never going to make apologies for trying to create a kind of society and a kind of community where my kids will be proud to grow up in. -Andrew Gillum

I don't drink wine during the day. Not even a little. Otherwise, the rest of the day is an apology. -Angie Dickinson

The only person I think I actually do dislike is John McDonnell. I actually do think he's a nasty piece of work because he's an IRA apologist. -Anna Soubry

I want to thank the Arsenal fans who've always supported me. But I can't apologise for my decision to leave. I want to get more out of myself. I felt the main thing was taking myself out of my comfort zone. That's why Liverpool shouted out for me. -Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

I will never apologize for standing up against oppression and injustice in Israel or anywhere else. -Ilhan Omar

Christine was me wanting to break free. I was tired of being prissy and shrinking and apologising all of the time, so I created a character that could be daring for me. -Christine and the Queens

I remember growing up and feeling all the time not pretty enough, too rude, too loud, taking too much space because precisely I wanted to maybe be bossy and loud and unapologetic and not really smooth all the time, and those were not really qualities that were valued for me. -Christine and the Queens

Once upon a time, it was hard to decipher what was more difficult to stomach: the foolish, detrimental behavior of a professional athlete or the apologists disguised as their inner circle, eager to excuse the inexcusable. And then there came Allen Iverson, who didn't make it difficult at all. -Stephen A. Smith

That's what I did growing up. Other than being on the computer, I was watching TV and movies. I make no apologies. -Sam Esmail

I will never, ever apologize for being passionate about the things that I believe in, and it is just that, it is just an opinion, and people don't have to share my opinion. -David Draiman

I'm aware that not everyone approved of how I played, but I don't think any apologies are in order. Early in my career, I decided that it was worth it to do whatever was necessary to earn the extra split second it takes to make a pass or shoot the puck. -Gordie Howe

Acting is very anthropological for me. It makes me less judgmental. -Parvathy

I've stopped blaming myself for being a woman. I've stopped being apologetic about my sexuality and become comfortable with myself. -Kirti Kulhari

A man should never apologize! -Florence King

I will never apologize for selective editing to make myself look better. -Jon Lovett

I don't feel like I have to be nice and apologetic all of the time. I'm trying to be strong and fierce. -Emma Mackey

I'm trying to hold my head high and not apologize and be nice all the time because that's not always necessary. -Emma Mackey

We should go after our dreams and not be apologetic about it, but it's scary. Whether you want to work or not, you have to do what makes you a fuller person. You have to love yourself. -Catherine Reitman

Throughout my career in public service, the residents I have had the privilege of fighting for have embraced who I am, especially my Palestinian roots. This is what I want to bring to the United States Congress: an unapologetic display of the fabric of the people in this country. -Rashida Tlaib

Sometimes, properties of a fixed hyperbolic surface can be better understood by studying the moduli space that parameterises all hyperbolic structures on a given topological surface. -Maryam Mirzakhani

I will make it a point to voice my opinions. But if I am at fault, I will also apologise. -Hina Khan

Sometimes you'll get a player who's marking you tightly, and he'll even apologise and say, 'My coach told me to stick close to you and mark you. I know you're a great player.' But I tell him it's fine and to do what he has to do. -Rivaldo

Messi always gets us out of trouble, and we're not going to apologise for having him. -Ernesto Valverde

'Hindu terrorism' is not even a word. By linking Hindu with terrorism, Congress has disrespected the country's culture, tradition, and legacy. It should apologise to the nation. -Yogi Adityanath

I sing pop music that I like and that is completely unapologetic – which is actually the term: it's called 'unapologetic pop. -Kim Petras

When you put the sacred Croatia shirt on, you become another person. We have this togetherness, this unique unity – not just in football. We are exceptional in tennis, handball, basketball, water polo. If we were to hold a tournament in ping pong, all of us would be rooting for that single player. -Ivan Rakitic

It annoys me that we glorify sex symbols one day and make them apologise the next. -Pooja Bhatt

When Priyanka Chopra makes a mark for herself internationally, we claim her achievements as our own and then threaten to ban her films and make her apologize for a work of fiction that has been created by someone else. Can we please attempt to be larger than that? -Pooja Bhatt

I will not apologize ever, for any reason, for publishing the views of people who don't make a living in politics about why they plan to vote a certain way. -Ben Domenech

I feel like I studied anthropology in college for a reason. -Zal Batmanglij

When someone makes a racist remark, that doesn't make him a racist, but you have to say, 'This the line. You've crossed it, and you have to apologize' – not only to the person who has been hurt but also the people who live with that racial abuse almost all their lives. I think that's unacceptable if you don't. -Edgar Davids

Barack Obama was first elected after a period of profound failure by elite and government institutions, from finance to foreign policy to Hurricane Katrina, and his first term immediately and unapologetically enacted a flurry of government solutions. -Ari Melber

There are some good traditions in our culture, one of which is that men dance with women. Soon we will reach the stage where we will all have to publicly apologise for being heterosexual. -Niki Lauda

I'm unapologetic about multi-tasking. From being a television producer to a musician, an actor, and a film producer, I would like to believe there has been growth in my career. -Himesh Reshammiya

I poked Kenny Walker in the eye by accident. Every time I saw him, I used to apologize to him when I saw him in the NBA. -Chris Mullin

When you shoot for big stuff, you stay true to the movement. You fight unapologetically on the inside; that is a very, very powerful way to pass the radical solutions that are necessary to face the radical problems that you have. -Saikat Chakrabarti

I suddenly thought, if I was going to make a go of it, I was going to have to look after myself and not keep apologising for knocking people over. That transformed my career. -Mark Hughes

The cornerstone of every Persian meal is rice, or polo. -Samin Nosrat

America has granted every wish of black Americans. It has made government the head of the black family; it has integrated the schools and neighborhoods; it has given blacks welfare and affirmative action; it has even apologized through Bill Clinton. There is simply nothing else that America can or should do. -Jesse Lee Peterson

A lot of people want to talk about me and my hazing. Yes, I did. I make no apologies about it whatsoever. -John Layfield

When the Miz came in, most of the hazing was me working. Me on the mic, me talking to him. I gave him as much advice as I possibly could because I thought he had the ability to be a good heel. But I'm not going to apologize for hazing him. -John Layfield

I love women who don't apologize. -Nahnatchka Khan

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