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"I'm very pragmatic." - Andrea Riseborough

"Dream in a pragmatic way." - Aldous Huxley

"I am a very pragmatic person." - Gloria Swanson

"For me, dreaming is simply being pragmatic." - Shimon Peres

"I feel like I'm a relentless, pragmatic, determined optimist." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"I think ultimately is, Donald Trump is pragmatic." - Barack Obama

"I've got to confess I'm a pragmatic optimist myself." - Zig Ziglar

"Bill Clinton is a classic, old-school Southern pragmatic Democrat." - Monica Crowley

"I'm generally a very pragmatic person: that which works, works." - Linus Torvalds

"Well, I mean, I'm very much a pragmatic person." - Ken Livingstone

"I have no Napoleonic dream. I'm just hard-working and pragmatic." - Roman Abramovich

"Even the most pragmatic person fell victim at times to a longing for something other." - Kate Morton

"But principles defended at the expense of pragmatic application is the business of priests." - Kathleen Parker

"Progress must not become progressivism, where success is measured only by achieving pragmatic results." - Mal Fletcher

"Patrick sort of had a very pragmatic, practical, Ed-like approach and went down to see." - Vera Farmiga

"Eleanor Marx was a pragmatic person of actions and deeds and she was an organizer." - Rachel Holmes

"Knowing yourself, knowing where you want to get, combining those things gives you the pragmatic steps." - John Amaechi

"We are a moderate, pragmatic people, more comfortable with practice than theory." - Elizabeth II

"Americans are pragmatic, relatively uncomplicated, hearty and given to broad humor." - Herb Caen

"An overly pragmatic attitude is not productive on the long run." - Carlo Rovelli

"I don't believe in that kind of pragmatic career ladder stuff." - Ben Barnes

"In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function." - Michael Graves

"An ethical action, like an unethical action, is usually analyzed by politicians purely in pragmatic terms." - Adam Michnik

"However pragmatic you are, it is very demanding being a new parent." - Robert Winston

"For me taking a pragmatic decision when it comes to art is almost an oxymoron. The reason I first picked up a pen and wrote a story had nothing pragmatic in it." - Etgar Keret

"The worst crimes are not committed by evil degenerates, but by decent and intelligent people taking 'pragmatic' decisions." - Colin Wilson

"I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity." - I. M. Pei

"Idealism without pragmatism is impotent. Pragmatism without idealism is meaningless. The key to effective leadership is pragmatic idealism." - Richard M. Nixon

"We act in a pragmatic and careful manner. We reduce spending on budget items that do not constitute a priority." - Vladimir Putin

"I'm not the kind of guy to talk about angels: I'm a very pragmatic kind of guy." - Chris Isaak

"The Korean economic miracle was the result of a clever and pragmatic mixture of market incentives and state direction." - Ha-Joon Chang

"My mother was pragmatic, focused and extremely, exceedingly practical, and she was the ultimate self-determining person." - Ursula Burns

"I'm pragmatic. I like efficiency. I want to read what's in front of me and not have my hands tied." - Susan Brooks

"We need a government that is what we are at our best. Smart, efficient, pragmatic and compassionate." - Deval Patrick

"Unfortunately, today's colleges and universities, and especially our business schools, do not offer pragmatic crisis management teachings." - Steven Fink

"I think you are born, and I think you die. I have a pragmatic nature, but I yearn to believe." - Sebastian Horsley

"I am not against being pragmatic, because it is pragmatic to make a good pass, not a bad one. If I have the ball, what do I do with it? Could anybody argue that a bad solution like just kicking it away is pragmatic just because, sometimes, it works by accident?" - Arsene Wenger

"Why, if we are as pragmatic as we claim, don't we begin to ask ourselves seriously: Where does our real future lie?" - Sogyal Rinpoche

"American politics are normally a result of pragmatic and not philosophical reasoning. No one in Washington has said we now prefer multilateralism." - Henry A Kissinger

"War represents the supreme failure of nations to resolve their differences. From a strictly pragmatic standpoint, it is the most inefficient waste of lives and resources ever conceived." - Jacque Fresco

"I take a much more pragmatic view than many people on the Left about working with Neil Kinnock. Kinnock represents the best vehicle possible for achieving socialism now." - Ken Livingstone

"Between the creative, open and spontaneous approach to life, and the highly disciplined, pragmatic approach, there's a doorway, if you can find it - and it leads to immortality." - Frederick Lenz

"It was wrong to be too pragmatic, to judge people solely by results; it was more humane to judge by intentions." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals between the great nations or because of any pragmatic considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable." - Mikhail Saakashvili

"Art could be said to be a symbol of the universe, being linked with that absolute spiritual truth which is hidden from us in our positivistic, pragmatic activities." - Andrei Tarkovsky

"All my life I have prayed to God that I should remain religiously orthodox, culturally conservative, politically liberal and economically pragmatic." - Richard John Neuhaus

"In my experience of women, women have a greater capacity. Maybe women, even very pragmatic ones, are less guarded about showing emotions." - David Bezmozgis

"In a world where we are so pragmatic and materialistic, fear is the only emotion that allows even a sophisticated person to believe in something beyond." - Guillermo Del Toro

"For me, couture is the kingdom of imagination, creativity and experimentation, and this is how I approach it. I do, however, remain pragmatic and realistic." - Giorgio Armani

"[Barack] Obama doesn't disappoint me, because all during the campaign he said, I'm a pragmatic, middle-of-the-road, compromising politician." - Bill Ayers

"I just hope the film [Aquarius] doesn't feel overly nostalgic because too much nostalgia for me leads to depression. I think Clara is very pragmatic." - Sonia Braga

"Never has so much indifference masqueraded as so much compassion; never has there been such willful blindness. The once pragmatic English have become a nation of sleepwalkers." - Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)

"The difficulty with pragmatic arguments for a religion is that truths do not always "work", and beliefs that "work" are by no means always true." - John Warwick Montgomery

"I'm a pragmatic man. I'll veer on the dangerous side, because I love dangerous subjects, but I won't shoot a show in the foot." - Harold Prince

"My mum is a bit unconventional; she's outdoorsy and has more of an emotional intelligence, whereas my dad is pragmatic; he's a businessman." - Tamsin Egerton

"When I first was exposed to Buddhism in the mid-1960s, I said it was so practical and utterly pragmatic. That's what attracted me to Buddhism." - Joan Halifax

"An idealistic lover is a blind lover, and therefore a true lover; a pragmatic lover is a sighted lover, and therefore a false lover." - Kedar Joshi

"Stronach's fragile beauty belies an emotional strength, pragmatic resiliency, and intellectual courage. Her ideas and choreography are both enigmatic and playful." - Tami Stronach

"Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals between the great nations or because of any pragmatic considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable." - Mikheil Saakashvili

"Many in Taiwan believe that Hu Jintao is much more sophisticated than his predecessors in understanding Taiwan. He represents a different generation of leaders, more pragmatic, less ideological." - Ma Yingjeou

"I think journalism is useful training for a writer in the way it takes the preciousness out of the pragmatic side of the craft." - Kevin Barry

"The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective." - John Clayton

"My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr. King in the '60s, and he's very much for women's rights." - Tori Amos

"Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we're attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth." - Billy Corgan

"I'm afraid I don't have a very pragmatic or unromantic view of props. I don't imbue them with any great sense of mystery or anything." - Martin Freeman

"But I think the children of actors share a certain pragmatic approach. One is denied some of that 'running away with the circus' element of being an actor." - Toby Jones

"Before having children, I think I probably approached work very differently, and you become much more economical and pragmatic about your relationship to it." - Cate Blanchett

"Many in Taiwan believe that Hu Jintao is much more sophisticated than his predecessors in understanding Taiwan. He represents a different generation of leaders, more pragmatic, less ideological." - Ma Ying-jeou

"I have a sort of long-term plan to direct. I'm pragmatic about it. I realize I don't need to rush it or force it." - David Wenham

"I'm a very pragmatic soul. I'm part of the business and I'm a bit of a cynic when it comes to being an over-believer in spiritual or in paranormal matters." - Jane Anderson

"What I would like to vote for is a candidate that is socially liberal, a fiscal conservative, broadly libertarian with a small l but sensible and pragmatic and with a chance of winning. Thats more or less the empty set." - Tyler Cowen

"Scientific method is the way to truth, but it affords, even in principle, no unique definition of truth. Any so-called pragmatic definition of truth is doomed to failure equally." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"I think directing and writing are very different jobs. Obviously, directing is a more social and managerial job. The other thing about directing is that it's a very, very pragmatic job, and writing isn't." - Charlie Kaufman

"Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight. Equilibrium is pragmatic. You have to get everything into proportion. You compensate, rebalance yourself so that you maintain your angle to your world. When the world shifts, you shift." - Tom Stoppard

"We have put the Cold War behind us. We no longer count our divisions and our warheads. And I am Russia's first civilian defense minister in many centuries. We have become more pragmatic." - Sergei Ivanov

"Architecture falls between art and airports. It's pragmatic-it helps you get from point A to point B. But it also works as art. It makes you think twice. It inspires you. It brings you back to yourself." - Ben Van Berkel

"From a pragmatic point of view, the difference between living against a background of foreignness (an indifferent Universe) and one of intimacy (a benevolent Universe) means the difference between a general habit of wariness and one of trust." - William James

"Mysticism cuts through bullshit, and it takes you right there to the experience. Everything in your life is eventually set up as a pragmatic energy flow into the light." - Frederick Lenz

"From a pragmatic point of view, the difference between living against a background of foreigness (an indifferent Universe) and one of intimacy (a benevolent Universe) means the difference between a general habit of wariness and one of trust." - William James

"The strategic agreement with Rockchip is an example of Intel's commitment to take pragmatic and different approaches to grow our presence in the global mobile market by more quickly delivering a broader portfolio of Intel architecture and communications technology solutions." - Brian Krzanich

"The aims of pure basic science, unlike those of applied science, are neither fast-flowing nor pragmatic. The quick harvest of applied science is the useable process, the medicine, the machine. The shy fruit of pure science is understanding." - Lincoln Barnett

"Anybody who witnesses the suffering of animals and has a glimmer of hope of reducing that suffering can't take the position that it's all or nothing. We have to be pragmatic. Screw the principle." - Ingrid Newkirk

"So as a founder, you have an authenticity and a human factor that is really special and that gives an enormous amount of energy and fuel. But as a founder, you're also not as cold, maybe, or as pragmatic." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"The strategic agreement with Rockchip is an example of Intel's commitment to take pragmatic and different approaches to grow our presence in the global mobile market by more quickly delivering a broader portfolio of Intel architecture and communications technology solutions." - Brian Krzanich

"Everyone who knew [Barack] Obama from being in Hyde Park knew he was the smartest guy in any room he walked into; a decent, compassionate, lovely person; pragmatic, middle-of-the-road and ambitious." - Bill Ayers

"Contrary to what most people believe, trust is not some soft, illusive quality that you either have or you don't; rather, trust is a pragmatic, tangible, actionable asset that you can create." - Stephen Covey

"Germany will continue to play a central - perhaps even a more important - role in the European Union. I think that we will all miss the pragmatic approach of the British, however, particularly in those long nights of negotiation." - Jean-Claude Juncker

"Nature has color-coded groups of individuals so that statistically reliable predictions of their adaptability to intellectual rewarding and effective lives can easily be made and profitably used by the pragmatic man-in-the street." - William Shockley

"I am pragmatic. That which works, works, and theory can go screw itself. However, my pragmatism also extends to maintainability, which is why I also want it done well." - Linus Torvalds

"If you want to accomplish something in the world, idealism is not enough - you need to choose a method that works to achieve the goal. In other words, you need to be pragmatic." - Richard Stallman

"The importance of the culture industry in the spiritual constitution of the masses is no dispensation for reflection on its objective legitimation, its essential being, least of all by a science which thinks itself pragmatic." - Theodor Adorno

"It's a very vulgar, arithmetical, pragmatic way of arguing anyway. If you do that, then get the facts and figures wrong, well then you're really fucked. You're fucked twice. -Christopher Hitchens, May 2002" - Christopher Hitchens

"No particular results then, so far, but only an attitude of orientation, is what the pragmatic method means. The attitude of looking away from first things, principles, 'categories,' supposed necessities; and of looking towards last things, fruits, consequences, facts." - William James

"As I grew older and more mature, I've been able to move beyond the immediate response of violence to a projection of the pragmatic, political consequences of that violence. So it's an effort to attain equilibrium." - Wole Soyinka

"These inventors were elevating the formulation of entrepreneurial ideas to the status of a visionary activity. Though forced to justify their efforts in the pragmatic language of venture capital, they were at heart utopian thinkers intent on transforming the world." - Alain De Botton

"There's always a tension in my world between the pragmatic and the practical and the theoretical. I have a very theoretical turn of mind, but I also like to test things in place." - Michael Pollan

"Despite the mythic heights to which he was raised, Azikiwe was nothing if not pragmatic, a realist always conscious of his limits and ever eager to extract all that was possible from that limited horizon." - Nnamdi Azikiwe

"I tend to be really pragmatic, but ultimately tend to be attracted to people who pull me into more spontaneity. I've really learned that, through surrender, the best experiences of my life have happened." - Amy Adams

"The North American intellectual tradition began, I maintain, in the encounter of British Romanticism with assertive, pragmatic North American English - the Protestant plain style in both the U.S. and Canada, with its no-nonsense Scottish immigrants." - Camille Paglia

"Lawyers rarely test their power, or the power they promote, against this simple pragmatic question: "Will it do good?" When challenged about the expanding reach of the law, the lawyer answers, "Why not?" - Lawrence Lessig

"Most governments are pragmatic, most people are logical. There are pockets of extremism in Israel, in the U.S. and in the Muslim world. But we have to fight them with reason, with logic and with compassion." - Alwaleed Bin Talal

"I am not against migration. It is simply pragmatic to restrict migration, while at the same time encouraging integration and fighting discrimination. I support the idea of the free movement of goods, people, money and jobs in Europe." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death." - Ahmed Ben Bella

"What I would like to vote for is a candidate that is socially liberal, a fiscal conservative, broadly libertarian with a small 'l' but sensible and pragmatic and with a chance of winning. That's more or less the empty set." - Tyler Cowen

"We're always flexible and pragmatic... It's always important to watch the unemployment rate and to make sure that we can keep most Canadians working. We were successful in that back in 2008-09." - Jim Flaherty

"As a liberal, I am morally obligated to be pragmatic. What good do I do poor people, elderly people, people who are being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation if I'm not realistic about accomplishing something." - Barney Frank

"The Constitution separated the ideologies and values of the Church from the State, and leaders of the State were thus educated in matters pertaining to the State. These leaders proved themselves time after time with their pragmatic intellectual capacities." - Mike Medavoy

"In pragmatic terms, our challenge is less to save the earth from ourselves and more to save ourselves from an earth that, if pushed too far, has ample power to rock, burn, and shake us off completely." - Naomi Klein

"I have a very pragmatic approach to diets. Ones you can't stick to don't do you any good. Some people say, 'Just eat half of what's on your plate,' but I can't do that!" - Nathan Myhrvold

"A presidential candidate's great desire is to be seen as pragmatic, and they hope their maneuvering and shifting will be seen in pursuit of some higher purpose. It doesn't mean they are utterly insincere." - Robert Dallek

"I work on fittings, mostly. You know, I sketch less and less in my work. I sketch for the show sometimes, but then it becomes more conceptual. But when I don't sketch, it becomes more pragmatic." - Alber Elbaz

"I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be." - Jennifer Garner

"As an actress, the joy of being able to play the three sides of any woman, which are the glamour, the pragmatic and the one not to be messed with, is pretty glorious." - Victoria Smurfit

"Demeanor-wise, Reagan was a conservative, but a pragmatic conservative, and he found silver linings in things. He liked to be a mediator. He didn't like to have enemies around him." - Douglas Brinkley

"Most governments are pragmatic, most people are logical. There are pockets of extremism in Israel, in the U.S. and in the Muslim world. But we have to fight them with reason, with logic and with compassion." - Al-Waleed bin Talal

"My grandfather and dad worked at General American Transportation Corp. in Chicago, a company that made tank cars and freight cars. We had a pragmatic, Republican, manufacturing, Illinois consciousness as far as employment went." - Bill Moseley

"Utilitarianism is inherently pragmatic - in fact, I prefer to call it "deep pragmatism." Humans have real limitations, obligations, and frailties, so the best policy is to set reasonable goals, given your limitations. Just try to be a little less tribalistic." - Joshua Greene

"In such a therapeutic, pragmatic, pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps society as ours, the message of God having to do all the work in saving us comes as an offensive shot at our egos." - Michael Horton

"Directing is a more pragmatic experience, where you have to deal with the restrictions of time and money that force you to make certain decisions you don't have to make when you're writing." - Charlie Kaufman

"For strictly scientific or technological purposes all this is irrelevant. On a pragmatic view, as on a religious view, theory and concepts are held in faith. On the pragmatic view the only thing that matters is that the theory is efficacious, that it 'works' and that the necessary preliminaries and side issues do not cost too much in time and effort. Beyond that, theory and concepts go to constitute a language in which the scientistic matters at issue can be formulated and discussed." - Bertram Brockhouse

"The three branches of somaesthetics: the analytic study of the body's role in perception, experience, and action and thus in our mental, moral, and social life; the pragmatic study of methodologies to improve our body-mind functioning and thus expand our capacities of self-fashioning; and the practical branch that investigates such pragmatic methods by testing them on our own flesh in concrete experience and practice." - Richard Shusterman

"The theory of the method of knowing which is advanced in these pages may be termed pragmatic. ... Only that which has been organized into our disposition so as to enable us to adapt the environment to our needs and adapt our aims and desires to the situation in which we live is really knowledge." - John Dewey

"Your thoughts create reality. The most pragmatic way to create world peace is to use your power of visualization. Think Peace, Act Peace, Spread Peace, Imagine Peace. Your thoughts will soon cover the planet. The most important thing is to believe in your power. It works." - Yoko Ono

"The 'natural' is not necessarily a 'human' value. Humanity has begun to transcend nature: we can no longer justify the maintenance of a discriminatory sex class system on grounds of its origins in nature. Indeed, for pragmatic reasons alone it is beginning to look as if we must get rid of it." - Shulamith Firestone

"Only the more uncompromising of the mystics still seek for knowledge in a silent land of absolute intuition, where the intellect finally lays down its conceptual tools, and rests from its pragmatic labors, while its works do not follow it, but are simply forgotten, and are as if they never had been." - Josiah Royce

"The most important thing about the gentleman was that he was an idealist. ... He was bred up to a code of self-restraint which taught resistance to pragmatic temptation. He was definitely a man of sentiment, who refused to put matters on a basis of materialism and self-aggrandizement." - Richard M. Weaver

"Realism in foreign policy is made up of a clear set of values, since difficult foreign policy decisions are often decided with the narrowest of majorities. Without any sense of what is right and wrong, one would drown in a flood of difficult and pragmatic decisions." - Henry A Kissinger

"You spend most of your time as a director trying to move forward with the movie. It happens on a daily basis, if not more than once a day, that you are struggling with budgetary constraints. Whereas when you're writing, the limitation that you have is your imagination. So it's decidedly non-pragmatic." - Charlie Kaufman

"I think in Singapore, we stand a chance of making the one-man-one-vote system work. With amendments as we have done, you know, like GRCs.. We need to make it work. And I believe with pragmatic adjustments, given these favourable conditions, we can have more open debate." - Lee Kuan Yew

"When I went to the moon I was a pragmatic test pilot. But when I saw the planet Earth floating in the vastness of space the presence of divinity became almost palpable and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident." - Edgar Mitchell

"That renunciation of human closeness, of our deepest instincts: is it, in the end, simply too much to ask? Good men-sound, healthy men-can't make the sacrifice, or don't want to; has Holy Mother settled for the unsound and unhealthy? Has the Church, ever pragmatic, made do with what is left?" - Jennifer Haigh

"Who succeeds in forming and leading a Great Group? He or she is almost always a pragmatic dreamer. They are people who get things done, but they are people with immortal longings. Often, they are scientifically minded people with poetry in their souls." - Warren G. Bennis

"If you give up on your principles I do' think that's being pragmatic... Doing the wrong thing, even partially, is' being practical...if you have the right ideas and are forceful enough...I think you can get the support you need." - Ron Paul

"As religion and faith are being driven out of the public square, the Judeo-Christian ethical foundations that have sustained our country since its beginning, are being lost and are being replaced with a humanistic amorality, a self-centered, pragmatic indifference that will ensure that our moral compasses will fail to point us in the right direction in the future." - Archie B. Carroll

"As with military campaigns, cultural warfare is always decided over the pragmatic problems of strategy, organization and resources. . . . The factions with the best strategies, most efficient organization, and access to resources will plainly have the advantage and very possibly, the ultimate victory." - James Davison Hunter

"When you choose wrong because it suits you right now, the message you give others is that when it suits you, you may likely do wrong again. You become a threat and liability to others. That's a pragmatic reason, outside of pride in morality, not to do wrong." - Laura Schlessinger

"I think ex-Soviet or Russian-Jewish women are tougher and that comes through. And if they are more pragmatic than the men, it's because they are obliged to be. They have all the female responsibilities and all the male responsibilities." - David Bezmozgis

"I sometimes call my new system 'Italian pagan Catholicism,' but it could more accurately be called 'pragmatic liberalism,' with roots in Enlightenment political philosophy. It is a synthesis of the enduring dual elements in our culture, pagan and Judeo-Christian, Romantic and Classic." - Camille Paglia

"I like the dream, like fantasy dresses. Women can dream at 9 in the morning and at 10 o'clock at night, it doesn't matter. I think it is also important for me to make it pragmatic and practical and wearable. I always say, 'If you can't eat it, it's not food, and if you can't wear it, it's not fashion, it is something else.'" - Alber Elbaz

"Genuine mental health would involve a balanced interplay of both modes of experience, a way of life in which one's identification with the ego is playful and tentative rather than absolute and mandatory, while the concern with material possessions is pragmatic rather than obsessive." - Fritjof Capra

"What kind of world would we create if three times a day we activated our compassion and reason as we sat down to eat, if we had the moral imagination and the pragmatic will to change our most fundamental act of consumption?" - Jonathan Safran Foer

"If you give up on your principles I don't think that's being pragmatic... Doing the wrong thing, even partially, isn't being practical...if you have the right ideas and are forceful enough...I think you can get the support you need." - Ron Paul

"We live in more pragmatic times than when we originally recorded those songs. But many of the dreamers of the '60s have been elected to governmental office or taken on a leadership role in their communities. They are now in the position to make a difference." - Paul Stookey

"Here is a pragmatic and idealistic suggestion, White America! When you see my kids on the playground, on the street, can you remember to smile at them as you would smile at your own? Because believe me as your better angel already does they are every bit as lovable." - Emily Raboteau

"It is a fact that the US defence budget is larger than the defence budgets of all other countries taken together. This is why I understand the US President when he says that his NATO allies should take over part of this burden. It is a pragmatic and understandable approach." - Vladimir Putin

"We see that leaders in Western Europe [there are some debates of course, we also see that and analyse it all] stick to, I cannot say right or wrong ones, it always depends on someone's view, but I think, very pragmatic approaches in addressing economic issues." - Vladimir Putin

"This is also evident in Europe, not the dependence on oil and gas, but the fact that structural reforms are long overdue, and I think that the leading economies are very pragmatic and efficient in addressing the issues facing the European economy. That is why we keep approximately 40 percent of our gold and foreign currency reserves in euros." - Vladimir Putin

"What are we seeking to achieve? We are seeking to optimize budget spending. I believe that even in such uneasy times we employ a very pragmatic approach towards economic and social issues. We do address major social problems and deliver on our promises to our people." - Vladimir Putin

"If the United Kingdom considers it necessary to start a dialogue on certain issues, we are ready for that, we are not going to pout or sulk. We take quite a pragmatic approach towards cooperation with our partners and we believe that it would be beneficial for both our countries." - Vladimir Putin

"In the Studio Museum in Harlem, when I was dealing with that community and dealing with my peers in the streets, it allowed for me to get outside of Yale, to get outside of art-speak, and to really think about art as a material practice that has very useful and pragmatic material precedent." - Kehinde Wiley



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