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"Parade your pallor in iniquity." - Pete Townshend

"People will try to rain on your parade because they have no parade of their own." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"If you're not in the parade, you watch the parade. That's life." - Mike Ditka

"Tears are akin to prayer - Pharisees parade prayers, imposters parade tears." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"If you're watching a parade, don't follow it. It never changes. If the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction. You will fast-forward the parade." - Mitch Hedberg

"The parade was here, but it disappeared around a corner." - Mason Cooley

"He was the Grand Marshall of our Everyday Parade" - Jerry Spinelli

"The Republicans could mess up a two car parade" - William J Clinton

"Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade?" - Bob Merrill

"Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!" - Mary Anne Radmacher

"One unlikelihood entertained leads a parade of innovation." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"It was tremendously satisfying to watch this color parade." - Erno Rubik

"If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade." - Mitch Hedberg

"I got to do the Rose Bowl Parade - which is the largest parade in America - with a float. That was a fun opportunity." - Cassandra Peterson

"Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public." - George W. Crane

"I need this parade like I need a hole in the head." - John F Kennedy

"There was a lovely bit of play which set Valley Parade alight again" - Jimmy Armfield

"I believe in life. And I have seen the death parade" - Assata Shakur

"The sage knows himself, but does not parade. He cherishes himself, but does not praise himself." - Laozi

"Language is the dress of thought; every time you talk your mind is on parade." - Samuel Johnson

"Never let the guy with the broom decide how many elephants can be in the parade." - Merlin Mann

"He looked like something that had gotten loose from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade." - Harpo Marx

"You aren't advertising to a standing army; you are advertising to a moving parade." - David Ogilvy

"I wanna scream and dream and throw a love parade / Is that okay?" - Janelle Monae

"The pulpit is a clergyman's parade; the parish is his field of active service." - Robert Southey

"The less we parade our misfortunes the more sympathy we command." - Orville Dewey

"A parade is the worst form of transportation known to man." - Walt Kelly

"A parade looks like a bunch of people are excited about being in traffic." - Demetri Martin

"You are' advertising to a standing army; you are advertising to a moving parade." - David Ogilvy

"People who parade their holiness are operating dangerously close to the sin of pride." - Mardy Grothe

"Parade with me my brave fellows, we will have them soon!" - George Washington

"Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade." - Philip James Bailey

"Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it." - John Naisbitt

"We looked like a parade barely moving toward YOU MIGHT GET LOST." - Richard Brautigan

"I'm the happiest when I'm in the studio, not on a beauty parade." - Fka Twigs

"It is a species of coquetry to make a parade of never practising it." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void." - Jean Rostand

"I saw Mussolini tirelessly contemplate a parade of thousands of young men." - Georges Simenon

"Actors do like watching girls parade down the runway for some reason." - Kate Moss

"Van Halen can keep providing the rain and I'll keep providing the parade." - David Lee Roth

"'The Black Parade' is an epic, theatrical, orchestral, big record that is also a concept album." - Gerard Way

"I think everyone, once in his life, should be given a ticker-tape parade." - Gene Kranz

"A procession is a participants' journey, while a parade is a performance with an audience." - Rebecca Solnit

"I tell you, if you're in the front row of the parade and you stop walking, pretty soon you're back in the tuba section. And if you want to lead the parade you've got to keep moving." - Phil Mcgraw

"In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade." - Irving Berlin

"Style is when they're running you out of town and you make it look like you're leading the parade." - William Battie

"If you can't take a good kicking, you shouldn't parade how much luckier you are than other people." - Charles Saatchi

"Even a two-car parade gets fouled up if you don't decide ahead of time who's going to lead." - Zig Ziglar

"Philadelphia fans would boo funerals, an Easter egg hunt, a parade of armless war vets and the Liberty Bell." - Bo Belinsky

"Opportunity is a parade. Even as one chance passes, the next is a fife and drum echoing in the distance." - Robert Breault

"Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire." - George W. Crane

"With the great part of rich people, the chief employment of riches consists in the parade of riches." - Adam Smith

"Because one day I'll leave you a phantom to lead you in the summer to join the black parade" - Gerard Way

"There is nothing like a parade to elicit the proper respect for the military from the populace." - Irving Kristol

"Remember, people only rain on your parade because they're jealous of your sun and tired of their shade." - Kim Kardashian

"Visions of one powerful scene after another parade across his inner screen, each exploding with drama and meaning" - Robert Ludlum

"I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade, into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way." - Bob Dylan

"I don't think I'm gay. I don't think I'm straight. I think I'm just slutty. Where's my parade?" - Margaret Cho

"The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons." - George C Scott

"We're a spoiled, lazy culture, full of ethnic pride that has to have a parade for every nationality." - Greg Giraldo

"Opportunity is a parade. Even as one chance passes, the next is a fife and drum echoing in the distance." - Robert Brault

"If you're being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade." - Sally Stanford

"I should wish to die if a man who is impure should parade his purity in front of me." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It will be celebrated... with pomp and parade... bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other." - John Adams

"Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton." - Dean Koontz

"I was like, Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized...I'm just slutty. Where's my parade?" - Margaret Cho

"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters." - Amy Goodman

"I want the big drama. I always said I don't want a wedding I want a parade." - Star Jones

"YOU find some one parade all of a sudden some -ism- as new and revolutionary socialism, for example." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Hundreds and hundreds of beautiful horses in the parade and a man without a silver saddle is a vagrant." - Will Rogers

"Some of us are like a shovel brigade that follow a parade down Main Street cleaning up." - Donald T Regan

"With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches." - Adam Smith

"If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street." - Ben Nicholas

"I just got back from New York. You ever been there? There was a big gay parade going on there when I was there, and I never been to one of them, and I like a parade. I always like a parade. So, I go there, and it turns out, it's just a bunch of gay guys." - Norm Macdonald

"So many people in this country have a dual loyalty. They have loyalty to America, but they also are determined to have their parade up Fifth Avenue once a year... a Cuban parade or a Puerto Rican parade - many other countries. So they really don't forget." - Tom Wolfe

"The sage embraces things. Ordinary men discriminate amongst them and parade their discriminations before others. So I say; those who discriminate, fail to see." - Zhuangzi

"For the totalitarian mind, adherence to state propaganda does not suffice: one must display proper enthusiasm while marching in the parade." - Noam Chomsky

"In this Revolution, no plans have been written for retreat. Those who will not get into step will find that the parade has passed them by...." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Black History Month is in the shortest month of the year, and the coldest-just in case we want to have a parade" - Chris Rock

"Happiness happens when your consciousness is not dominated by addictions and demands - and you experience life as a parade of preferences." - Ken Keyes Jr.

"There is a virtue, I must presume, in shamelessness, since by placing on parade the things one does not know, one discovers that no one else knows either." - Robert Ardrey

"We hew and saw and plane facts to make them dovetail with our prejudices, so that they become mere ornaments with which to parade our objectivity." - Paul Eldridge

"When we fail we are merely joining the great parade of humanity that has walked ahead of us and will follow after us." - Richard Rohr

"Despite popular conviction, a writer needn't wear black, be unshaven, sickly and parade around New York's East Village spewing aphorisms and scaring children." - Noah Lukeman

"If you are being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade." - Sally Stanford

"Women are such contrary creatures when it comes to sex. You parade around like scantily clad vixens but blush when you're caught staring at the erections you cause." - Katie MacAlister

"I definitely didn't want to be that person that came out and was like, 'O.K. I'm going to lead every parade." - Lance Bass

"We can no longer allow multi-nationalists to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace." - John Sweeney

"I'll parade with those who are alone like me. They exist. They are very few, but they exist. I'll find them." - Oriana Fallaci

"The camera gave me an incredible freedom. It gave me the ability to parade through the world and look at people and things very, very closely." - Carrie Mae Weems

"In a time of destruction, create something: a poem, a parade, a community, a school, a vow, a moral principle; one peaceful moment." - Maxine Hong Kingston

"I"ll parade with those who are alone like me. They exist. They are very few, but they exist. I"ll find them." - Oriana Fallaci

"We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Trump's creating laws for crimes that don't exist. In Canada, we have Prime Minister Trudeau in the gay Pride parade waving a flag." - Eric Walters

"Hillary [Clinton] had all these A-listers, well, look at this parade of losers that did that video encouraging electors to not vote for [Donald] Trump." - Rush Limbaugh

"We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace." - John J. Sweeney

"Feingold shows a knack for thinking through issues on a case-by-case basis instead of marching in a partisan parade." - Russ Feingold

"What are the bugles blowin' for? said Files-on-Parade. To turn you out, to turn you out, the Colour-Sergeant said." - Rudyard Kipling

"I'm not a very shy person. I'm just somebody who's got a lot of work and who doesn't like to parade himself in new celebrity contexts." - Alan Moore

"The only thing that would make her jealous would be if I led a parade riding a unicorn while ballerinas sang love songs." - Brandon Mull

"Sugar, it's no parade but you'll get down the street one way or another, so you'd just as well throw your shoulders back and pick up the pace." - Barbara Kingsolver

"I definitely didn't want to be that person that came out and was like, 'O.K. I'm going to lead every parade.'" - Lance Bass

"I wish I could be a model, and then I could have this fantastic body and parade around and get paid for it." - Julie Dreyfus

"The treble parade would have been the most perfect moment of my footballing life, but for the two people standing behind me, clearly already plotting their next move." - Robbie Fowler

"The ugly truth is it's the spineless parents who parade their undisciplined children around like royalty that make people dislike kids." - Lz Granderson

"Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"There is no rule in the pink-triangle guide to coming out that you must wear a rainbow flag cap and organise a full band parade." - Beth Ditto

"You really do have the license during fashion week to wear the things that you wouldn't necessarily wear to dinner, because it really is a fashion parade." - Brad Goreski

"It is the same with revolution; so long as the proper spirit is spreading amongst our young men, we are satisfied that it spreads without bombast or parade." - Henry Lawson

"Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade." - Bette Midler

"I'll parade with those who are alone like me. They exist. They are very few, but they exist. I'll find them." - Oriana Fallaci

"Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going." - Christopher Morley

"We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace." - John Sweeney

"I'm still passionately interested in what my fellow humans are up to. For me, a day spent monitoring the passing parade is a day well-spent." - Garry Trudeau

"The Olympics is an imperfect interregnum, the parade of nations a fantasy about a peace never won. It offers little relief from strife and no harbor from terror." - Jill Lepore

"Almost all novels are improved by cutting from the top. On their first pages, authors parade those favourite effects which disgust the impartial reader." - James Buchan

"Sooner mayest thou trust thy pocket to a pickpocket than give loyal friendship to the man who boasts of eyes to the heart never mounts in dew! Only when man weeps he should be alone, not because tears are weak, but they should be secret. Tears are akin to prayer,-Pharisees parade prayers, imposters parade tears." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Sooner mayest thou trust thy pocket to a pickpocket than give loyal friendship to the man who boasts of eyes to the heart never mounts in dew! Only when man weeps he should be alone, not because tears are weak, but they should be secret. Tears are akin to prayer, - Pharisees parade prayers, imposters parade tears." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm!" - Rodney Atkins

"To be a Jew is an act of the strenuous mind as it stands before the fakeries and lying seductions of the world, saying no and no again as they parade by in all their allure. And to be a writer is to plunge into the parade and become one of the delirious marchers." - Cynthia Ozick

"Christmas turns things tail-end foremost. The day and the spirit of Christmas rearrange the world parade. As the world arranges it, usually there come first in importance - leading the parade with a big blare of a band - the Big Shots. Frequently they are also the Stuffed Shirts. That's the first of the parade. Then at the tail end, as of little importance, trudge the weary, the poor, the lame, the halt, and the blind. But in the Christmas spirit, the procession is turned around. Those at the tail end are put first in the arrangement of the Child of Christmas." - Bill Vaughan

"we Irish don't really need thousands of people surging behind a big brass band to have a parade. One guitar player and a few people whistling will do the job." - Gene Tierney

"The Black Parade has to go home soon, so you're gonna be stuck with My Chemical Romance. I'm sorry. That singer has a despicable mouth, he dresses funny, and he can't sing!" - Gerard Way

"This is no honky-tonk parade. 1Q84 is the real world, where a cut draws real blood, where pain is real pain and fear is real fear. The moon in the sky is no paper moon." - Haruki Murakami

"I'd basically described myself: a quiet, studious bookworm who would go to bed at a decent hour. A non-partier who wouldn't bring a parade of boys through our room, or make it the floor headquarters for beer pong." - Tammara Webber

"The loneliest feeling in the world is when you think you are leading the parade and turn to find that no one is following you. No president who badly misguesses public opinion will last very long." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street."" - Frida Kahlo

"I'll sit down for an hour or two a few days a week in a quiet place and brainstorm. The earlier in the day, the better, before the parade of distractions starts." - Ted Alexandro

"Every last souvenir of the love we had, the prizes & the debris of this relationship, like the glitter in the gutter when the parade has passed, all the everything & whatnot kicked to the curb." - Daniel Handler

"Oh the infantree the infantree With the dirt behind their ears ARMIES CLASH AT VERDUN IN GLOBE'S GREATEST BATTLE 150,000 MEN AND WOMEN IN PARADE but another question and a very important one is raised." - John Dos Passos

"I march in the parade of liberty But as long as I love you I'm not free How long must I suffer such abuse Wo' you let me see you smile one time before I turn you loose?" - Bob Dylan

"I've just returned from my daughter's Halloween parade at grade school. She was supergirl - and she was perfect. And, even better, she still considers boys to be made of kryptonite." - Jonah Goldberg

"I am not here to parade my religious sentiments, but I declare I have too much respect for the faith in which I was born to ever use it as the basis of a political organization" - Wilfrid Laurier

"It's drones over Brooklyn, you blink, you could get tooken, And now you're understanding the definition of 'Crooklyn.' Pigs on parade, but bacon fryin' and cookin', Cause kids' tired of dyin' and walkin' round like they shooken." - Killer Mike

"The Black Parade only has two songs left. Then you'll have to deal with the likes of My Chemical Romance. Personally...I think their language is atrocious and they don't know how to dress." - Gerard Way

"What's new?" is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion, the silt of tomorrow." - Robert M Pirsig

"Fashion is the veriest goddess of semblance and of shade; to be happy is of far less consequence to her worshippers than to appear so; even pleasure itself they sacrifice to parade, and enjoyment to ostentation." - Charles Caleb Colton

"The happiness of life may be greatly increased by small courtesies in which there is no parade, whose voice is too still to tease, and which manifest themselves by tender and affectionate looks, and little kind acts of attention." - Laurence Sterne

"If a young lady has that discretion and modesty without which all knowledge is little worth, she will never make an ostentatious parade of it, because she will rather be intent on acquiring more than on displaying what she has." - Hannah More

"It runs in the family. And don't expect me to be ashamed. Yankees lock away loony relatives, but down here, we prop 'em up on parade floats and march 'em through the middle of town." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"The emperor is naked!" The parade stopped. The emperor paused. A hush fell over the crowd, until one quick-thinking peasant shouted: "No, he isn't. The emperor is merely endorsing a clothing-optional lifestyle!" - James Finn Garner

"No matter what you do in life, a part of you still sits at a curbside, still hearing the drumbeat of a distant parade, still waiting for it to turn the corner." - Robert Breault

"The charity of good women is such that their 'love makes no parade'; they are not glad 'when others go wrong'; they are too busy serving to sit statusfully about, waiting to be offended." - Neal A Maxwell

"Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it; what is happening in America is that those parades are getting smaller and smaller - and there are many more of them." - John Naisbitt

"Yesterday, after the Thanksgiving parade, Donald Trump appeared at Macy's to promote his new line of fragrances and business suits. Unfortunately, there were high winds and Trump's hair nearly killed two people." - Conan O'Brien

"Sadly, a prize for peace is a rarity in this world. Most nations have monuments or memorials to war, bronze salutations to heroic battles, archways of triumph. But peace has no parade, no pantheon of victory." - Kofi Annan

"He who parades his virtues seldom leads the parade. He who puts up with insult invites injury. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present." - Henry David Thoreau

"Scheherazade, of course, was always in the back of my mind, because she's also a storyteller identified as female who tells a lot of anti-female stories. There's a parade in The Arabian Nights of sorceresses, adulteresses, ghouls, sirens, harridans." - Marina Warner

"Of course, no lyrics are ever unintentional, but I think bands like Wolf Parade and the Arcade Fire have a tendency to touch on big themes without really following through on them or tying them in to a particular logic." - Dan Bejar



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