quote by Whitney M. Young

I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.

— Whitney M. Young

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Silences enter the process of historical production at four crucial moments: the moment of fact creation (the making of sources); the moment of fact assembly (the making of archives); the moment of fact retrieval (the making of narratives); and the moment of retrospective significance (the making of history in the final instance).


Crucial moments quote Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life.
Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life.

Some bands blow it before they even play.

The most important moment of any show is when a band walks out with the red amp lights glowing, the flashlight that shows each performer the way to his spot on the stage. It's crucial not to blow it. It sets the tempo of the show; it affects everyone's perception of the band.

Crucial moments quote Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
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Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but at the crucial moment it fails us. Faith transcends reason. It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue.

I have found that great people do have in common.

. .an immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have gerat determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision, they draw on their accumulated wisdom. Above all, they have integrity.

Just being a human being, I’ve realized that before every big problem you create for yourself, before every huge mess you have to clean up, there was a crucial moment where you could’ve just said no.


Crucial moments quote Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from c
Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from creating the way things can be.

Closeness can lead to emotions other than love.

It's the ones who have been too intimate with you, lived in too close quarters, seen too much of your pain or envy or, perhaps more than anything, your shame, who, at the crucial moment, can be too easy to cut out, to exile, to expel, to kill off.

The art of never making a mistake is crucial to motherhood.

To be effective and to gain the respect she needs to function, a mother must have her children believe she has never engaged in sex, never made a bad decision, never caused her own mother a moment's anxiety, and was never a child.

What we need to do is increase the totality of money that is given to the poorest areas and then we can do more on prevention but we have crucial needs at the moment just to get people out of poverty and to get the eight hundred million people that go to bed at night hungry, give them some food and some hope.

Crucial moments quote Be mindful of the future... But not at the expense of the moment.
Be mindful of the future... But not at the expense of the moment.
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Real life is a funny thing, you know.

In real life saying the right thing at the right time is beyond crucial.

Natural selection saw to it that professional heroes who at a crucial moment tended to ask themselves questions like 'What is my purpose in life?' very quickly lacked both.


At certain crucial moments - an emergency or an opportunity - one must act first and think later.

Crucial moments quote What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happe
What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happen again.

Part of the power of Emerson's individualism is his insistence, at crucial moments, that individualism does not mean isolation or self-sufficiency. This is not a paradox, for it is only the strong individual who can frankly concede the sometimes surprising extent of his own dependence.

In every race there is a crucial moment when the body wants to quit.

Then it needs imagination and mental tenacuty to survive the crisis. Otherwise the penalty is defeat.

Self-confidence is very important. If you don't think you can win, you will take cowardly decisions in the crucial moments, out of sheer respect for your opponent. You see the opportunity but also greater limitations than you should. I have always believed in what I do on the chessboard, even when I had no objective reason to. It is better to overestimate your prospects than underestimate them.

Crucial moments quote Embarrassment lasts a moment, regrets last a lifetime.
Embarrassment lasts a moment, regrets last a lifetime.

The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis.


The rewriting is always crucial to what I do;

whenever I do a scene, I always tell myself that this isn't final and that I can do it again, better. The pacing is probably from experience. I've always liked gradual disclosure. I keep thinking of my rubber-band theory. You have a rubber band that you keep pulling and pulling and pulling, and just at the moment of snapping you release it and start another chapter and start pulling again.

I'm so, so thrilled that [Pope Francis] is there at this crucial moment in the history of our world.

Crucial moments quote Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory

The women's movement appeared at a very crucial moment in my life.

There was a whole political movement asking such questions and others I had never asked. I began to feel heard in that movement. But it was because my voice was resonating with other voices.

I'm afraid to be afraid in a crucial moment.

At all crucial moments in our lives we want to speak without knowing what to say.


Crucial moments quote The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.
The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.

The close games are usually lost, rather than won.

What I mean by that is games are mostly won because of the opponent making mistakes during crucial moments.

Crucial to how we feel is being aware of how we are feeling in the moment.

The sine qua non of that is to realize that you are being emotional in the first place. The earlier you recognize an emotion, the more choice you will have in dealing with it. In Buddhist terms, it's recognizing the spark before the flame. In Western terms, it's trying to increase the gap between impulse and saying or doing something you might regret later.

For a long time now, every meeting with another human being has been the reverberations after even the simplest conversation. But the deep collision is and has been with my unregenerate, tormenting and tormented self...I am unable to become what I see. I feel like an inadequate machine, a machine that breaks down at crucial moments, grinds to a dreadful halt, "won't go".

Crucial moments quote Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until becomes a memory.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until becomes a memory.

One of the things that's crucial to me about love is that it has to be in the moment.

The shortness of life, which we all discuss, but which is very clear to me at the moment, makes keeping and spreading a joyful peace more crucial than ever before. Let us keep our minds on what matters, which is our work, which is astonishment and gratitude. From this quiet magic comes a power for all other new years wishes to come true.


The trick is not to look back, but keep on expressing where I'm at now.

It's challenging to create something new, so it's crucial to dwell in the present moment.

Crucial moments quote Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory,
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory,
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There will come a moment when the most urgent threats posed by the credit crisis have eased and the larger task before us will be to chart a direction for the economic steps ahead. This will be a dangerous moment. Behind the debates over future policy is a debate over history-a debate over the causes of our current situation. The battle for the past will determine the battle for the present. So it's crucial to get the history straight.

He's a tremendous breath of fresh air.

The things he [Pope Francis] has done in a short period of time: the fact that he does not live in a huge papal mansion and just dropped by in the dining room where ordinary people have meals. You think of his background, where he didn't use limousines in South America, that he used public transport. I'm so, so thrilled that he is there at this crucial moment in the history of our world.

And for the sake of humility--a characteristic crucial to sacred questioning we might do well to confess that we're capable at any moment of such bad religion ourselves.

Crucial moments quote At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.

I love the routine. I love getting up in the morning and getting breakfast and packing lunches and doing the school run. Those things are really important to me. Because I think that those small but key moments are crucial for a kid.


It is my conviction that physical courage at crucial moments comes from the sum of intellectual courage and integrity that you muster at that moment.

At this very moment, I am suffering—as we say in French, j’ai mal.

This event, crucial for me, is nonexistent, even inconceivable for anyone else, for everyone else. Except for God, if that word can have a meaning.

Everything that happens to us, good and bad, leaves a lasting impression in our souls. You take one part of that out, and you can completely rewrite something crucial about us. By and large, we're not shaped by the big things. It's the little, day-to-day moments that make us who we are. Who we're going to be. (Nekoda to Nick)

Gerald Westerby, he told himself. You were present at your birth. You were present at your several marriages and at some of your divorces, and you will certainly be present at your funeral. High time, in our considered view, that you were present at certain other crucial moments in your history.