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"Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion?" - Oliver Heaviside

"I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows." - Janette Barber

"They claim that I'm violent just cuz I refuse to be silent." - Tupac Shakur

"I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate." - Nancy Astor

"I refuse to be silenced." - Al Goldstein

"I refuse to be stereotyped." - Marissa Mayer

"I felt like I was definitely robbed, and I refuse to give any politically correct bullshit ass comment. I was the best new artist this year." - Kanye West

"I refuse to be burdened by vague worries. If something wants to worry me, it will have to make itself clear." - Robert Breault

"I refuse to adapt or integrate myself." - Imre Kertesz

"I absolutely refuse to bare midriff." - Lisa Marie Presley

"I'll rise but I refuse to shine." - Gabrielle

"I refuse to discuss tabloid rumors," - Leann Rimes

"I refuse to live a conventional life." - Madonna Ciccone

"I refuse to sit on my laurels." - Patricia Cornwell

"I refuse to make uninspired music." - Ben Harper

"I refuse to discuss tabloid rumors." - Leann Rimes

"I refuse to lie to children." - Maurice Sendak

"I refuse to be pushed around anymore." - Loretta Lynn

"I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality." - Martin Luther

"This was too much. "I refuse. I absolutely REFUSE to be an onion." - Louise Fitzhugh

"In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I refuse to be anti-Democrat. I refuse to be anti-secular humanism. I refuse to be anti-science. I refuse to be anti-life. In the name of Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen." - Anne Rice

"I refuse to be. In the madhouse of the inhuman I refuse to live. With the wolves of the market place I refuse to howl ..." - Marina Tsvetaeva

"I refuse to pay a bill I don't owe." - Jon Jones

"I sit waiting for things that I can't refuse." - Michael Caine

"I refuse putting from me the best that I am." - Walt Whitman

"I warn you, I refuse to be an object." - Leonora Carrington

"Enlightenment is the "quiet acceptance of what is". I believe the truly enlightened beings are those who refuse to allow themselves to be distressed over things that simply are the way they are." - Wayne Dyer

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door." - Emma Lazarus

"I refuse to believe in a god who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I'm 'bad'." - Mark Fuhrman

"It seems to me that I cannot afford, as a self-respecting individual, to refuse to do a thing merely because it will make me disliked or bring down a storm of criticism on my head." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I refuse to pronounce the names of possession and nonpossession." - Monique Wittig

"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven." - Desmond Tutu

"I will make you an offer you cannot refuse" - Mario Puzo

"I refuse to let the past find me here." - Libba Bray

"I refuse to live my life in fear..." - Fela Kuti

"I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence." - Maurice Sendak

"I refuse to allow prejudice to defeat me." - Dionne Warwick

"I can never refuse anyone who addresses me as Mother." - Sarada Devi

"I wonder if you can refuse to inherit the world." - Bill Watterson

"I refuse to act the way someone expects me to." - Madonna Ciccone

"I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll." - Ben Harper

"I refuse to be crude and selfish in any way." - Deforest Kelley

"I refuse to accept Pluto's resignation as a planet." - Amy Lee

"I'm not done with love, but I refuse to settle." - Halle Berry

"I've still got it. I refuse to lose." - Robin Roberts

"I refuse not to have a sense of humour." - Ken Livingstone

"I refuse to say things behind people's backs." - Marilyn Manson

"I refuse to let adversity allow me to be average." - Mike Tyson

"I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepperd. I am lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed." - Og Mandino

"I refuse to apologize for my ability - I refuse to apologize for my success - I refuse to apologize for my money. If this is evil, make the most of it." - Ayn Rand

"I refuse for anyone to tell me who I am because I know who I am." - Angelique Kidjo

"I believe if I refuse to grow old, I can stay young 'til I die." - Stephen Schwartz

"Well, first of all, no professor should be able to say, I refuse to defend my position. I refuse to debate my position." - Alan Dershowitz

"I will not bond. I will not share. I refuse to nurture." - Denis Leary

"I refuse to repent, and I won't plague myself over what is done and past" - Christopher Paolini

"I refuse to be labeled immoral merely because I am godless." - Madam C. J. Walker

"Why should I refuse a good dinner simply because I don't understand the digestive processes involved?" - Oliver Heaviside

"I repeatedly refuse to make any practical decisions. I get a feeling of nausea about practicality." - Francesco Clemente

"I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures." - Stephenie Meyer

"But I refuse to believe that I am a better actor than myself." - Jim Carrey

"I refuse to accept anything less than 100% of what I can achieve." - Will Smith

"If I'm told I have to marry same sex couples I will refuse." - Todd Starnes

"I will not refuse to do the something I can do." - Edward Everett Hale

"I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies." - Kathryn Bigelow

"I have a personality defect where I REFUSE to see myself as an underdog." - Mindy Kaling

"I refuse to go back to not liking who I was." - Donald Glover

"If I'm told I have to marry same sex couples I will refuse." - Todd Starnes

"I love the underdog stories. I love people who refuse to give up." - Phil Keoghan

"I refuse to be labeled immoral merely because I am godless." - Peter Walker

"I'm so afraid of losing something I love, that I refuse to love anything." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I refuse to grow up. I won't become the adult guy." - Charlie Sheen

"I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer" - Douglas Adams

"I'm so afraid of losing something I love that I refuse to love anything" - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I refuse to dance. And I can't dance anyway. I'm not in a band for that." - Liam Gallagher

"As a woman I can't go to war, and I refuse to send anyone else." - Jeannette Rankin

"I will not refuse to do something that I can do." - Edward Everett

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

"I absolutely refuse to reveal my age. What am I - a car?" - Cyndi Lauper

"Guilt is one of those useless emotions I refuse to indulge." - Rosemary Daniell

"Everybody's got whatever problems they have. I refuse to let somebody's mistaken beliefs affect my life." - O J Simpson

"I refuse to engage in an intellectual battle with an unarmed man." - Albert Einstein

"I refuse to believe that God is a weak left-hander." - Wolfgang Pauli

"Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work. Your will be done." - Martin of Tours

"I refuse to walk faintly through life only to arrive safely at death!" - Paulo Coelho

"I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay." - Barack Obama

"As a historian I refuse to recognize an epochal boundary before the fact." - Wladyslaw Bartoszewski

"I refuse to go out with a man whose ass is smaller than mine." - Elizabeth Perkins

"I refuse to let the standards of evil people chip away at my capacity for integrity." - Stefan Molyneux

"If you're listening Big Brother, I refuse to be Fanny Price." - Shannon Hale

"I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man." - Oscar Wilde

"I want the part of you that you refuse to give." - Ellen Hopkins

"I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that's beyond fixing." - Barack Obama

"I refuse to believe that we're only here to live and die." - Amy Grant

"I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office." - George Washington

"I refuse to accept as guilt the fact of my own existence." - Ayn Rand

"I am a bleak heroism of words that refuse to be buried alive with the liars." - Audre Lorde

"I refuse to give in to the notion that the American people can't handle complicated information." - Barack Obama

"I refuse to follow the rules where society tries to control people with low self esteem." - Kanye West

"I refuse to allow people to stop me from living and enjoying my life." - Ruby Gettinger

"The flowers you gave me are rotting And still I refuse to throw them away" - Regina Spektor

"I refuse to believe that the tendency of human nature is always downward." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art." - Balthus

"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." - Groucho Marx

"I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me." - Ralph Ellison

"I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak." - Lillian Hellman

"It would almost need a Mafia-like offer I couldn't refuse to do another movie." - Sean Connery

"I refuse to bring my son up in a world corrupt as it is now." - Dick Dale

"I refuse to answer on the ground that this might be incriminating." - Ethel Rosenberg

"I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings." - Maya Angelou

"Hip-hop can be limiting and I refuse to accept limits." - Ll Cool J

"I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter." - Nicole Kidman

"I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences." - Ella Maillart

"The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service." - Albert Einstein

"Many men cry Peace! Peace! but they refuse to do the things that make for peace." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"People who soar, are those who refuse to sit back and wish things would change" - Charles R Swindoll

"Trust in the person's promise who dares to refuse what they fear they cannot perform." - Charles Spurgeon

"One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us." - Mary Kay Ash

"People may refuse our love or reject our message, but they are defenseless against our prayers." - Rick Warren

"Things have their laws as well as men, and things refuse to be trifled with." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Refuse to be average." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"I refuse the oration of all churches. I ask a prayer of all souls. I believe in God." - Victor Hugo

"I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly ..." - Anais Nin

"I refuse to believe that the processed beauty that I see around me is what I have to be." - Rae Smith

"I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died. It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die." - Judy Garland

"I don't read reviews. I refuse to have my ego inflated or deflated by someone I don't know." - Suzanlori Parks

"I refuse to work unless I get paid, so I don't get a lot of work sometimes." - Frank Gehry

"I sort of refuse to be an outsider, even though I know that I very much look like one to a lot of people, and I refuse to view myself in such terms." - Mindy Kaling

"All wishes, whatever their apparent content, have the same and unvarying meaning: "I refuse to be what I am." - W H Auden

"I refuse to let anybody try to typecast me. It's against my nature. I like to continually do different things." - Irene Cara

"Be who you are and I'll be who I am. I refuse to take sides, because everybody has their story." - Sandra Bernhard

"I refuse to indulge in small talk. And compliments, if at all, I save for after the job is done." - Indira Gandhi

"I refuse to say anything beyond five years because I don't think we can see much beyond five years." - Geoffrey Hinton

"All wishes, whatever their apparent content, have the same and unvarying meaning: I refuse to be what I am." - W H Auden

"I can be changed by what happened to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou

"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou

"I do Broadway because I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical things that Hollywood does to a performer." - Jamie Farr

"I refuse to put make-up on just because the paparazzi are on my doorstep. I find it morally wrong." - Lily Allen

"I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected sheriff, and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government." - Joe Arpaio

"I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate." - Nancy Astor

"I refuse to be in this world by myself. I want an open commitment from the rest of the people." - Robert Rauschenberg

"What I am, at any given moment in the process of my becoming a person, will be determined by my relationships with those who love me or refuse to love me, with those whom I love or refuse to love." - Harry Stack Sullivan

"I refuse to charge for my karate classes, I refuse to charge for Q&A panels, and when people come to my table, if you have money, great, but if you don't, who cares?" - Jason David Frank

"I choose joy... I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical... the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God." - Max Lucado

"O Lord, please fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff, and nudge me when I've said enough. Enlightenment is the "quiet acceptance of what is" I believe the truly enlightened beings are those who refuse to allow themselves to be distressed over things that simply are the way they are. - Wayne Dyer Learn the richness of solitude and quiet. That "still small voice" is yearning to be heard." - Susan Jeffers

"And as for the Pope, I refuse him, as Christ's enemy and Antichrist, with all his false doctrine." - Thomas Cranmer

"I don't think restaurants should refuse to serve minority people. They are quite tasty when prepared correctly." - Zach Braff

"I refuse to have a life partner who spends his days pretending to be on a BBC show." - Lisa Lutz

"Who am I? The sum of your dreams, the thrill you refuse to grasp, the unknown you fear." - Neal Shusterman

"I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom." - Kailash Satyarthi



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