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Eastern European Quotes


"the official mortuary photographer of Eastern European Jewry. - Leon Wieseltier, editor of The New Republic" - Roman Vishniac

"The new European Soviet." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"My life is European." - Kristin Scott Thomas

"My film is very simple: An Eastern European story full of black humor about things everyone can feel and understand." - Malgorzata Szumowska

"Even at drama school if there was a part of some eastern European thug it would be me." - Alfred Molina

"The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion." - Noam Chomsky

"But unlike European countries, America has never finished a map of the United States, only the eastern United States is covered and a few spots here and there." - William Labov

"Turkey is a European country, an Asian country, a Middle Eastern country, Balkan country, Caucasian country, neighbor to Africa, Black Sea country, Caspian Sea, all these." - Ahmet Davutoglu

"If a great part comes up and the guy's meant to have an Eastern European accent, great; but if it's a bad part I won't take it." - Goran Visnjic

"It is difficult to violently suppress people in the long run, as the example of the Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries has shown." - Dalai Lama

"Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human." - Malala Yousafzai

"The western mind is linear, the eastern mind is circular." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"I've lived out West some... I've always liked the High Plains areas - eastern Colorado, eastern Wyoming, western Nebraska." - Charles Frazier

"European lotteries are the tax on fools." - Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour

"I am a very committed European." - Jose Manuel Barroso

"I think I'm more European in personality." - Sally Kirkland

"Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"When it comes to cyber conflicts between, say, America and China or even a Middle Eastern nation, an African nation, a Latin American nation, a European nation, we have more to lose." - Edward Snowden

"I'd forgotten - perhaps preferred to forget - that I'd caved in to the interference of some copy-editor... somebody anonymous whose commitment to finding something wrong would not disgrace an Eastern European clerk." - Ramsey Campbell

"I have no illusions. Of course, Russia is massively upgrading its military. We know that Russia is pursuing a policy of expansion. This is of course a cause for concern among Eastern European countries." - Martin Schulz

"My friend, Dennis Mathis, was reading Eastern European and Japanese experimental writers, and I brought the Latin American writers to his attention, so we exchanged books and bounced off one another." - Sandra Cisneros

"The Chancellor [Angela Merkel] and the European partners would be well-advised to address the problems in eastern Ukraine more thoroughly. Maybe they have too many domestic problems of their own at the moment." - Vladimir Putin

"More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close." - Anders Fogh Rasmussen

"I am Dominican American. My father was born and raised in the U.S. and his heritage is German and Eastern European, and my mother hails from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic." - Monica Raymund

"I remain committed to a balanced policy, which will protect our national interests both on our eastern border - I mean with Russia - and of course with the European Union." - Viktor Yanukovych

"I always thought security was a joke at New York airports, and in U.S. airports to begin with. You can go through any European or Middle Eastern airport and things are a lot tougher." - Richard Drew

"Of course I love cooking Eastern European food because I'm a Jew, but I also love making roast chicken. I love making Hungarian goulash. There are a lot of egg noodles in my cooking." - Judy Gold

"The secret to a long-lasting relationship is perpetually imagining the worst. It's a world view tracing back to my Eastern European ancestry and one I draw upon regularly." - Zoe Lister-Jones

"The secret to a long-lasting relationship is perpetually imagining the worst. It's a world view tracing back to my Eastern European ancestry and one I draw upon regularly." - Zoe Listerjones

"I was born in the shadow of World War II, on December 18, 1939, on the South Shore of Long Island, a product of the early -wentieth-century emigration of Eastern European Jewry to New York City and its environs." - Harold E Varmus

"The insistence of European leaders to austerity policies keeps the European economy strapped in stagnation." - Alexis Tsipras

"Georgia is not just a European country, but one of the most ancient European countries." - Mikhail Saakashvili

"I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films." - Jodie Foster

"There are no European voices at Geneva, there are no European voices at START." - E P Thompson

"The Soviet Union was brought down by a strange global coalition of Western European conservatives, Eastern European nationalists, Russian liberals, Chinese communists, and Afghan Islamic reactionaries, to name only a few. Many of these discordant groups disliked the United States intensely. But Americans were able to mobilize them to direct their ire at the Soviet Union first." - David Frum

"We're rediscovering Christianity as an Eastern religion, as a way of life." - Rob Bell

"Match me such marvel, save in Eastern clime, A rose-red city'half as old asTime'!" - John Burgon

"Now morn, her rosy steps in th' eastern clime Advancing, sow'd the earth with Orient pearl." - John Milton

"Gil and I crossed the eastern divide about two by the sun." - Walter Van Tilburg Clark

"Tuesday, September 11, 2001, dawned temperate and nearly cloudless in the eastern United States." - Joan Didion

"A flight of perplexed unstable minds into the Confessional, into Spiritualism, into strange Eastern Cults." - G. M. Young

"I think about sustainability all the time, whether it's with fish or farmers in Eastern Oregon." - Tom Douglas

"Searching for a lost city is a particularly European obsession." - Tahir Shah

"The entire European Union is a left-wing dream" - Dennis Prager

"I'm sure that the camera is part of European art." - David Hockney

"The films I liked were European films-Fellini, Antonioni, Truffaut." - Tobe Hooper

"We could not have parliamentary sovereignty with a European Parliament." - Hugh Gaitskell

"I'm a fan of the European style, naturalistic thriller." - George Ratliff

"European travellers find the Japanese a smiling race." - Bertrand Russell

"The European family may well be anything but perfect." - Jean-Claude Juncker

"[European Union] a giant cartel that suits big multinationals." - Nigel Farage

"European policy is always an interplay of rationality and emotion." - Martin Schulz

"Our democracy has been around far longer than European democracy." - Hillary Clinton

"Building of European Commission would be perfect for a brothel." - Janusz Korwin-Mikke

"In jazz, there is a lot of European influence harmonically." - Dexter Gordon

"So anyway, I really enjoyed the European audiences." - Lee Hazlewood

"There have been major disagreements within the European Union." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"I endeavor that all orchestras I conduct sound Central European." - Zubin Mehta

"One of the things I know about the European Union is that the European Union can destroy jobs." - Michael Gove

"An American professor complained that a crypto-Marxist like me was invited in the USA, and I was denounced by the press in Eastern European countries for being an accomplice of the dissidents. None of these descriptions is important by itself; taken together, on the other hand, they mean something. And I must admit that I rather like what they mean." - Michel Foucault

"Donald Trump, he didn't dismantle Eastern European missile defense. He didn't go to Geneva and press a plastic red button. He didn't make fun of Romney for saying Russia was an existential enemy. He didn't have a hot mic exchange with a Russian President saying that he would be more flexible with the Russians after the elections." - Victor Davis Hanson

"I never regard my characters, my protagonists, as personifications. It's not that I sit by my desk and I pick up a character who will be the spokesperson of the Israeli Left, another one will be the spokesperson of the Right, another one will be the spokesperson of Middle Eastern Jews, European Jews, religions Jews and so on." - Amos Oz

"I didn't ever consider poetry the province exclusively of English and American literature and I discovered a great amount in reading Polish poetry and other Eastern European poetry and reading Russian poetry and reading Latin American and Spanish poetry and I've always found models in those other poetries of poets who could help me on my path." - Edward Hirsch

"We should say to the West: "You have been supporting dictators for too many years. Don't expect the people to introduce democracy over night. It is going to take time." It took time with the French revolution, it took time with the Eastern European revolutions. And it is going to take time there." - Tariq Ramadan

"Chaga is significant in ethnomycology, forest ecology, and increasingly in pharmacognosy. Its long-term human use and cultural eastern European and Russian acceptance should awaken serious researchers to its potential as a reservoir of new medicines, and as a powerful preventive ally for protecting DNA." - Paul Stamets

"Quantum mechanics, that brilliantly successful flagship theory of modern science, is deeply mysterious and hard to understand. Eastern mystics have always been deeply mysterious and hard to understand. Therefore, Eastern mystics must have been talking about quantum theory all along." - Richard Dawkins

"Each morning I gaze at the eastern horizon, and if the sun keeps its promise, I keep mine." - Robert Breault

"Christianity... is an Eastern religion." - Tom Robbins

"I don't think it's like eastern mysticism, which leaves the person whole. It's really another form of cancer, television." - James Purdy

": Why Bible quotes exclusively? What happened to the Eastern religions?
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"Eastern religions tell us that if we go for God, all that is not authentically ourselves will drop." - Marianne Williamson

"The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart." - Ryszard Kapuscinski

"There's a myth that Roosevelt gave Stalin Eastern Europe. I was with Roosevelt every day at Yalta." - W Averell Harriman

"Literature - Eastern and Western - abounds with stories, myths, legends about the search for youth, for eternal life." - F Sionil Jose

"European Union partners never said European Union partners're going to renege on any promises, European Union partners said that European Union partners promises concern a four-year parliamentary term, european Union partners will be spaced out in an optimal way, in a way that is in tune with our bargaining stance in Europe and also with the fiscal position of the Greek state." - Yanis Varoufakis

"The United States was losing interest in preserving European security, but at the same time it was hostile to European aspirations to take on the task themselves. Europeans complained about American perfidy, and Americans complained about European weakness and ingratitude." - Robert Kagan

"Common European thought is the fruit of the immense toil of translators. Without translators, Europe would not exist; translators are more important than members of the European Parliament." - Milan Kundera

"I think that the proposed constitution is one of the European legal documents with the strongest social dimension I have seen since I began following European issues." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"I was a Member of the European Parliament for a period of time and I saw a lot of European laws and treaties." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"I've come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that." - John Tanton

"The new American, like the new European, was the servant of the powerhouse, as the European of the twelfth century was the servant of the Church." - Henry Adams

"My father had a fishing business in Aberdeen destroyed by the European Union and the Common Fisheries Policy, the European Union." - Michael Gove

"I am closer to a European viewpoint of the world than an American one. My ethics and ideals are based on European concepts." - Bianca Jagger

"A new state, if it wants to join the European Union, has to apply to become a member of the European Union like any state." - Jose Manuel Barroso

"To us it seems that West-European civilization is civilization, but this is a narrow view." - Bertrand Russell

"Depay walks around like he has won 10 European Cups. This attitude ... what's it all about?" - Ronald Koeman

"I am very happy to be part of European and world cinema as a British filmmaker." - Mike Leigh

"America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Wherever the European had trod, death seemed to pursue the aboriginal." - Charles Darwin

"Come and see my coaching certificates - they're called the European Cup and league championships," - Brian Clough

"I'm European. I don't like wearing tops. And I don't like tan lines." - Heidi Klum

"I have never understood why public opinion about European ideas should be taken into account." - Raymond Barre

"Playing with wingers is more effective against European sides like Brazil than English sides like Wales." - Ron Greenwood

"I am determined to use competition law to protect European industry and consumers." - Neelie Kroes

"The European boys have small ideas but they sure know how to dress 'em up." - George Gershwin

"Royalty has always been an unconscious but all-consuming goal of the European immigrant." - Vine Deloria Jr

"It is important to show our European partners that Portugal is a governable country," - Anibal Cavaco Silva

"Mozart, the last chord of a centuries-old great European taste." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The European Union has decades of experience in overcoming crises and has always emerged stronger after." - Jean-Claude Juncker

"I like European and South American literature, but mostly I read nonfiction." - Jessa Crispin

"It amazes me that all groups in the eighth-final are European." - Alon Mizrahi

"The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack." - George Ade

"It's okay, I'm European." - Craig Ferguson

"The two key words for the European Union are creativity and fruitfulness. That's the challenge." - Pope Francis

"As for the Freudian, it is a very low, Central European sort of humour." - Robert Graves

"I was always attracted by the European way of life, but I am deeply Swedish." - Lasse Hallstrom

"We Germans are the most universal, the most European people of Europe." - Moses Hess

"European merchants supply the best weaponry, contributing to their own defeat." - Saladin

"Without Greece, it is not possible to preserve the integrity of the European phenomenon." - Evangelos Venizelos

"We don't want protectionism at the heart of the European Union." - Guy Verhofstadt

"Internal protectionism in Europe would be deadly, really a disaster for European economies." - Jose Manuel Barroso

"In fact, Tibet is one of the most popular European tourist attraction of asia." - Alex Chiu

"In Hollywood through the 50s, there were black, English, and Middle European housekeepers and maids." - Bill Condon

"American television tends to move faster than European or U.K. television." - Jason Winston George

"If you put all the European countries together, we are the biggest economy in the world." - George Papandreou

"The euro area must not be treated as an 'opt out' from the European Union." - Jose Manuel Barroso

"I really think that women should be allowed to be more European, in this country." - Sally Kirkland

"I feel very much ideologically, politically if you like, and emotionally part of the European cinema." - Mike Leigh

"St. Petersburg is a gem of world culture and Russia's most European city." - Valentina Matviyenko

"Life for the European is a career; for the American it is a hazard." - Mary Mccarthy

"Kosovo's destiny is clearly to join the European Union at some point." - Emma Bonino

"I have a European frame of mind and Europe is my home." - Andrea Bocelli

"Our policy is European and Euro-Atlantic integration. There is no substitute for NATO." - Bidzina Ivanishvili

"So yes, European decision making is not pretty. But it does work." - Helle Thorning-Schmidt

"We believe that the European Union is facing a truly historic choice." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"The same European governments that hesitated to confront terrorists were more than prepared to oppose us." - Richard Perle

"We should force European governments to choose between Paris and Washington." - Richard Perle

"I have to make this love affair believable enough. It's very European." - Chita Rivera

"If we get the capabilities, NATO, along with the European Union, can do amazing things." - Lord Robertson

"If North American musicians would only know how uncomfortable life is for European musicians." - Zubin Mehta

"I was the first celebrity in pictures to be marrying a titled European." - Gloria Swanson

"Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages." - Benjamin Whorf

"I will buy any creme, cosmetic, or elixir from a woman with a European accent." - Erma Bombeck

"Every European goes on the streets and sees medieval churches. Not if you live in Indianapolis." - Umberto Eco

"If Ireland is to become a new Ireland she must first become European." - James Joyce

"So yes, European decision making is not pretty. But it does work." - Helle Thorningschmidt

"We should be moving toward local currencies not global or European currencies." - David Korten

"I'm European, small, dainty - but I actually consider myself more of a tomboy." - Diane Kruger

"Death has always been the first sign of European civilization when introduced in the Pacific." - Jose Rizal

"In every European nation, there have been problems in history when the society was too divided." - Harri Holkeri

"The bitter hatreds that now poison Middle Eastern politics are rooted in the real or perceived wrong of the setting up of a Jewish State in an Islamic region. In view of all that the Jews had been through, it must have seemed a fair and humane solution. Probably deep familiarity with the Old Testament had given the European and American decision-makers some sort of idea that this really was the historic homeland of the Jews." - Richard Dawkins

"It would be a huge mistake to abandon democracy promotion. Peaceful political change has been enormously successful in the past years in Eastern European countries as well as in countries like South Korea, South Africa, Chile and Indonesia. However, if possible, the use of force is something to avoid except in cases where genocide is threatened, like Bosnia or Libya or with regimes that threaten our security, like the Taliban and Saddam Hussein." - Paul Wolfowitz

"I view the major features of my own odyssey as a set of mostly fortunate contingencies. I was not destined by inherited mentality or family tradition to become a paleontologist. I can locate no tradition for scientific or intellectual careers anywhere on either side of my eastern European Jewish background. [...] I view my serious and lifelong commitment to baseball in entirely the same manner: purely as a contingent circumstance of numerous, albeit not entirely capricious, accidents." - Stephen Jay Gould

"There's the fact that American fiction is basically the most apolitical fiction on the globe. A South American writer wouldn't dare think of writing a novel if it didn't allude to the system into which these people are orchestrated - or an Eastern European writer, or a Russian writer, or a Chinese writer. Only American writers are able to imagine that the government and the corporations - all of it - seem to have no effect whatsoever." - Michael Cunningham

"It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilized Eastern instincts, such as falling in love at first sight." - Rudyard Kipling

"Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow." Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human." - Malala Yousafzai

"O wild, dark flower of woman, Deep rose of my desire, An Eastern wizard made you Of earth and stars and fire." - Charles George Douglas Roberts

"They are that same group, but I've got my own rivalristic problems. Is that a word, rivalristic? I've got my own rivalristic problems in the Eastern Conference." - Shaquille O'Neal

"When you are risen on the eastern horizon You have filled every land with your beauty... Though you are far away, your rays are on Earth." - Akhenaton

"Scott Derrickson breathes humour into a character with a very strong identity in the '60s and '70s, that psychedelia era of Eastern mysticism meeting the West." - Benedict Cumberbatch



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