I don't feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.— Michel Foucault
Fantastic Not Interested quotations
When feminism does not explicitly oppose racism, and when antiracism does not incorporate opposition to patriarchy, race and gender politics often end up being antagonistic to each other and both interests lose.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.
The most practical teaching of the Gita, and one for which it is of abiding interest and value to the men of the world with whom life is a series of struggles, is not to give way to any morbid sentimentality when duty demands sternness and the boldness to face terrible things.
It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is fro+m among such individuals that all human failures spring.
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain.
I'm not interested in fame and glory.
It's just that I would like others to know what a happy dance this is.
We had a beautiful dream and that was all.
The interest of my son is the only guide I have, and whatever happiness I could achieve by being free of this place I cannot consent to separate my self from him. I could not have any pleasure in the world if I abandoned my children. I do not even have any regrets.
You have to be interested. If you're not interested, you can't be interesting.
Joining a band of brothers together, a group with one common interest or mission, whether as a company, a team, or a motorcycle club, requires not only a commitment to loyalty but an understanding of self-preservati on as well.
I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.
Is it not the interest of the human race, that every one should be so taught and placed, that he would find his highest enjoyment to arise from the continued practice of doing all in his power to promote the well-being, and happiness, of every man, woman, and child, without regard to their class, sect, party, country or colour
The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20 percent traitor.
I don't think I was awake for much of my childhood.
I did a lot of napping. This might have been a defensive measure against encroaching depression. Until about the age of eleven or twelve, I had zero interests other than trying to steal gumballs from supermarket gumball machines.
To observe and watch one's own mind is something really interesting.
The untrained mind will run and follow its old habit patterns. Because it has not been trained and taught, it will get lost in all kinds of stories and issues. Therefore we have to train our mind. The meditation practice in Buddhism is all about training one's own mind.
We cannot safely assume that other people's minds work on the same principles as our own. All too often, others with whom we come in contact do not reason as we reason, or do not value the things we value, or are not interested in what interests us.
People often say, with pride, 'I'm not interested in politics.
' They might as well say, 'I'm not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future or any future.' ... If we mean to keep any control over our world and lives, we must be interested in politics.
Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.
No matter where your interest lies, you will not be able to accomplish anything unless you bring your deepest devotion to it.
People are always shouting they want to create a better future.
It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.
To be just, it is not enough to refrain from injustice.
One must go further and refuse to play its game, substituting love for self-interest as the driving force of society.
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men.
The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions.
I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem.
I have no romantic feelings about age.
Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old - or being young, for that matter.
The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.
My main interest right now is to expose the Jews.
This is a lot bigger than me. They're not just persecuting me. This is not just my struggle, I'm not just doing this for myself... This is life and death for the world. These God-damn Jews have to be stopped. They're a menace to the whole world.
It is essential to our interest and the security of our colonies that the several nations or tribes of Indians... who live under our protection, should not be molested or disturbed.
Today, scientists sound the alarm on other environmental dangers.
Vested interests still hire their own scientists to confuse the issue. But in the end, nature, will not be fooled.
I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general.
When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.