quote by Edward Said

Orientalism can be discussed and analyzed as the corporate institution for dealing with the Orient—dealing with it by making statements about it, authorizing views of it, describing it, by teaching it, settling it, ruling over it: in short, Orientalism as a Western style for dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient.

— Edward Said

Most Powerful Orientating quotations

Orientating quote When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmill
When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.

Ideas, cultures, and histories cannot seriously be understood or studied without their force, or more precisely their configurations of power, also being studied.

All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.

If the earth were flat from east to west, the stars would rise as soon for westerners as for orientals, which is false. Also, if the earth were flat from north to south and vice versa, the stars which were always visible to anyone would continue to be so wherever he went, which is false. But it seems flat to human sight because it is so extensive.

I do not regard the rise of woman as a bad sign.

Rather do I fancy that her traditional subordination was itself an artificial and undesirable condition based on Oriental influences. Our virile Teutonic ancestors did not think their wives unworthy to follow them into battle, or scorn to dream of winged Valkyries bearing them to Valhalla.

Successful people are action oriented and they have bigger libraries than TV's.

There's no race, no religion, no class system, no color - nothing - no sexual orientation, that makes us better than anyone else. We're all deserving of love.

Every orientation presupposes a disorientation.

We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

All human beings bear God's image and must be respected for what each person is.

Therefore, no external description of one's being, whether based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, can properly be used as the basis for either rejection or discrimination.

Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.

Marriage orients men and women toward the future, asking them not just to commit to each other but to plan, to earn, to save, and to devote themselves to advancing their children's prospects.

A handkerchief can never be put in another pocket after it has been in one pocket. I don't walk under ladders. I have items of clothing that are lucky for me. That rotates, but I am luck-oriented.

I do believe that one way to bring cultures together, to develop trust between people and countries and religions, is through education. And through music and art and basketball and activities and joys that people share worldwide, regardless of ethnic background or religious orientation.

Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all created reality toward God.

Tai chi does not mean oriental wisdom or something exotic.

It is the wisdom of your own senses, your own mind and body together as one process.

Love overcomes hate. Love has no color. Love has no orientation. All is love.

And the American people are the greatest people in the world.

What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people.

I am a victim-oriented person. I like to see that the victims know that they have a voice.

There's this illusion that homosexuals have sex and heterosexuals fall in love.

That's completely untrue. Everybody wants to be loved.

Albania, Macedonia and Greece have managed to create a good partnership in the south of the Continent and are making progress in blocking the spread of the conflict. But any spillover could destroy this European-oriented partnership and create problems for the European Union countries themselves.

The people of Canada do not wish as a result of mass immigration to make a fundamental alteration in the character of our population. Large scale immigration from the Orient would change the fundamental composition of the Canadian population.

The single greatest edge an investor can have is a long-term orientation.

In Western Europe people perish from the congestion and stifling closeness, but with us it is from the spaciousness.... The expanses are so great that the little man hasn't the resources to orient himself.... This is what I think about Russian suicides.

Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you.

A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves.

Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose it’s moorings or orientation... Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger.

I'm a regular Canadian girl. I enjoy staying home. In the summer I've got a garden. I'm very much a homebody, a normal, family-oriented girl. But I do have this other incredible side of my life that involves acting and traveling.

Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, a feeling for the value of the individual, and an intuitive sense of ethics, and of the appropriateness of action taken.

Women will not simply be mainstreamed into the polluted stream.

Women are changing the stream, making it clean and green and safe for all - every gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age, and ability.

I did one sci-fi movie. I did 'Gattaca.' I liked 'Gattaca' because that was always the kind of science fiction I really dug, the non-action oriented sci-fi.

The fixed stars signify the angel in man.

That is why man orients himself by them; and that is why women have no appreciation for the starry sky; because they have no sense of the angel in man.

Also, schools share some responsibility and should offer helpful orientations that include general information about such recruitment efforts on their campuses.

Muslims are the first victims of Islam.

Many times I have observed in my travels in the Orient that fanaticism comes from a small number of dangerous men who maintain the others in the practice of religion by terror. To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service one can render him.

When you finally embrace the gift of your sexual orientation it IS the end;

the end of shame, fear and oppression. You leave the darkness of the closet and begin a life of honesty, authenticity and freedom.