quote by Johnny Cash

I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.

— Johnny Cash

Useful Status Quo quotations

Status quo quote A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have suff

A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. Which would include their own government.

I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.

All poets, all writers are political.

They either maintain the status quo, or they say, 'Something's wrong, let's change it for the better.'

Status quo quote An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to chall

An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to challenge status-quo.

Even the greatest idea can become meaningless in the rush to judgement.

To gauge an idea as feasible we must cut our ties to the status quo and find the balance between constructive criticism and judgment. Within that balance we will uncover crucial input for making our ideas a reality.

The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.

Leaders are fascinated by future. You are a leader if and only if, you are restless for change, impatient for progress and deeply dissatisfied with status quo. Because in your head, you can see a better future. The friction between 'what is' and 'what could be' burns you, stirs you up, propels you. This is leadership.

One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.

Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism.

Comfort zones are deadly zones because you lose your true potential of what you can be, you start going with the status quo.

Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.

The job isn't to catch up to the status quo; the job is to invent the status quo.

Embrace change. Envision what could be, challenge the status quo, and drive creative destruction.

The music of the soul is also the music of salesmanship.

Exchange value, not truth value counts. On it centers the rationality of the status quo, and all alien rationality is bent to It.

It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.

Challenging the status quo takes commitment, courage, imagination, and, above all, dedication to learning.

Whoever has an original thing to say, it is sort of a threat to the status quo.

One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change.

In fact, people themselves are responsible for making the status quo so resistant to change. We are trapped by our own behavior.

The concept of progress must be grounded in the idea of catastrophe.

That things are 'status quo' is the catastrophe

To rebel or revolt against the status quo is in the very nature of an artist.

The human ego prefers anything, just about anything, to falling, or changing, or dying. The ego is that part of you that loves the status quo – even when it's not working. It attaches to past and present and fears the future.

I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.

Politics is pervasive. Everything is political and the choice to be "apolitical" is usually just an endorsement of the status quo and the unexamined life.

Rap comes from the humble beginnings of rebelling against the status quo.

Now, rappers have become the status quo themselves. You can't rebel against the Queen and then become the Queen yourself. I attribute much of the blame to testosterone-male dominance and patriarchy.

If you do the same thing as others, it will wear you out.

Nintendo is not good at competing so we always have to challenge the status quo by making something new, rather than competing in an existing market.

It was simply this: silence is not a neutral position, whatever your intentions.

Silence automatically supports the status quo. When you are a presence that lacks a voice, you create an empty space that another voice - a dominating voice that knows no boundaries - is only too happy to fill.

The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something as beautiful and powerful and wonderful as Hollywood films and a criticism of the status quo. That's my dream, to make such a German film.

The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something as beautiful and powerful and wonderful as Hollywood films and a criticism of the status quo. That's my dream, to make such a German film.

In religion, it is not the sycophants or those who cling most faithfully to the status quo who are ultimately praised. It is the insurgents.

Margaret Thatcher has shown that there is power and dignity to be won by defying the status quo and the majority rather than by adapting to them. If the British left, which she froze into immobility like Medusa, could bring itself to learn from this, then we might not have to look upon her like again.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

As long as mankind is made up of independent individuals with free will, there cannot be any social status quo. Men will develop new urges, and these will give rise to new problems, which will require ever new solutions. Human life implies adventure, and there is no adventure without struggles and dangers.

For any student of history, change is the law of life.

Any attempt to contain it guarantees an explosion down the road; the more rigid the adherence to the status quo, the more violent the ultimate outcome will be.

There is a clear difference between sexist parody and parody of sexism.

Sexist parody encourages the players to mock and trivialize gender issues while parody of sexism disrupts the status quo and undermines regressive gender conventions.

At the end of the day, nobody can tell you how to tackle failure or how to handle change. The world is very good at encouraging you to go along with the status quo and at basking in your successes.

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