Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.
— Wayne Dyer insisted quote
There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say -- unless you insist on saying it.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
— insisted quotation by C. S. Lewis
I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.
Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated
A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet.
I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things.
Therefore if you insist upon fighting to protect me, or
'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.
Life is easy, we just insist on making it complicated
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
Of all the officers of the Government, those of the Department of Justice should be kept most free from any suspicion of improper action on partisan or factional grounds, so that there shall be gradually a growth, even though a slow growth, in the knowledge that the Federal courts and the representatives of the Federal Department of Justice insist on meting out even-handed justice to all.
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.
Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves.
What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing.
The rest is mere sheep-herding.
It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God --the rest will be given.
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
Another key element of human ecology is the inviolability of human life, especially at its beginning and its end. The Holy See insistently proclaims that the first and most fundamental of all human rights is the right to life, and that when this right is denied all other rights are threatened. The assumption that abortion and euthanasia are human rights deserving legislative sanction is seen by the Holy See as a contradiction which amounts to a denial of the human dignity and freedom which the law is supposed to protect. A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members; and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying.
Talk to them about things they don't know.
Try to give them an inferiority complex. If the actress is beautiful, screw her. If she isn't, present her with a valuable painting she will not understand. If they insist on being boring, kick their asses or twist their noses. And that's about all there is to it.
The consistent anarchist should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat. Some sort of council communism is the natural form of revolutionary socialism in an industrial society. It reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is largely a sham when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers, and technocrats, a vanguard party, or a State bureaucracy.
Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.
All these books have lived together .
.. inside my mind. They follow one another only on paper and because of an utter impossibility to let themselves be all written at the same time. Whatever book I write, I never devote myself to it completely, and the matter which most insistently requires me soon later develops, however, at the other end of me.
The novel does not seek to establish a privileged language but it insists upon the freedom to portray and analyze the struggle between the different contestants for such privileges.
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it.
It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover yearns to tell others of his bliss. He writes letters about it, adds it to the postscript of all manner of communications, intrudes it into telephone messages, and insists on his friends writing down the title of the find. Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest,
The party of God and the party of Literature have more in common than either will admit; their texts may conflict, but their bigotries coincide. Both insist on being the sole custodians of the true word and its only interpreters.
Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances.
Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity.
They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meat
People will insist on treating the mons Veneris as though it were Mount Everest. Too silly!
It is not hard to live through a day, if you can live through a moment.
What creates despair is the imagination, which pretends there is a future, and insists on predicting millions of moments, thousands of days, and so drains you that you cannot live the moment at hand.
Danger lies in the writer becoming the victim of his own exaggeration, losing the exact notion of sincerity, and in the end coming to despise truth itself as something too cold, too blunt for his purpose -- as, in fact, not good enough for his insistent emotion. From laughter and tears the descent is easy to sniveling and giggles.