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Quid Pro Quo Quotes


"Acting for me is not that quid pro quo." - Tom Wilkinson

"State Department official accused of offering 'quid pro quo' in [Hillary] Clinton email scandal." - Donald Trump

"If the angle you're going at is there's some kind of quid pro quo - there isn't. Business is business, and people are allowed to make money. Looks can be deceiving, because there's no quid pro quo here." - Mike Miller

"Both the State Department and the FBI deny any 'quid pro quo' between Hillary Clinton's State Department and the FBI..." - Thomas Roberts

"Wilderness designations should not be the result of a quid pro quo. They should rise or fall on their own merits." - Nick Rahall

"Texas has waited too long for a governor who knows that quid pro quo shouldn't be the status quo. It's time for a governor who believes that you don't have to buy a place in Texas' future." - Wendy Davis

"This is nothing. The last couple of batches of [Hillary Clinton's] emails have revealed exactly nothing. Now, who is pushing this notion that there was a quid pro quo in the State Department?" - Thomas Roberts

"If you're cutting deals with one company or another, eventually, there's going to be a quid pro quo. There's going to be a bribe. There's going to be something." - David Brooks

"As a lobbyist, I thought it only natural and right that my clients should reward those members who saved them such substantial sums with generous contributions. This quid pro quo became one of hallmarks of our lobbying efforts." - Jack Abramoff

"Pro Libertate" - William Wallace

"The status quo sucks." - George Carlin

"The mode of reconciling the promise of ever-increasing reward for the cadres and the demands of the working classes for a quid pro quo for their loyalty to the state was to offer the latter a small piece of the pie." - Immanuel Wallerstein

"Once you experience being loved when you are unworthy, being forgiven when you did something wrong, that moves you into non-dual thinking. You move from what I call meritocracy, quid pro quo thinking, to the huge ocean of grace, where you stop counting or calculating." - Richard Rohr

"Twenty-five years ago, Christmas was not the burden that it is now; there was less haggling and weighing, less quid pro quo, less fatigue of body, less weariness of soul; and, most of all, there was less loading up with trash." - Margaret Deland

"The media companies control whether a candidate gets "coverage" - which itself is tied to the knowledge of how much he or she has raised. The networks then know how much money the candidate is likely to spend on commercial airtime buys - so, this is a reinforcing system of legal corruption and quid pro quo news coverage." - Robert Kane Pappas

"Only unconditional grace can transform a hardened heart into a grateful heart. Only a free gift can demolish any notion of quid pro quo. Only an utterly merciful act of love can fashion a new creation capable of love. As theologian Karl Barth puts it, 'As the beloved of God, we have no alternative but to love him in return." - Mark Galli

"Tony Blair made decisions on what he thought was best for the people of Great Britain, and I made decisions on what I thought was best for Americans. And I really don't view our relationship as one of quid pro quo. I view our relationship as one of strong allies and friends working together for the common good." - George W Bush

"I'm 100% pro-life." - Tim Walberg

"I'm pro-life. I'm pro-gun. I'm pro-family. And I'm pro-business." - Charlie Crist

"I am pro-American." - John Bolton

"I'm pro Union." - J K Rowling

"I am pro-peace." - King Hussein

"Something greater than the Iliad now springs to birth -Nescio quid maius nascitur Iliade" - Propertius

"Damnosa quid non imminuit dies? What does not destructive time destroy?" - Horace

"It's uncomfortable to challenge the status quo." - Seth Godin

"You are where you are today because you stand on somebody's shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It's the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give" - Vernon Jordan

"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, AND still call yourself 'Pro-Life.'" - John Fugelsang

"You know, I'm pro-troops, but I'm not pro-war." - Toby Keith

"I'm not pro-government at all, I'm pro-people." - Big Boi

"I kind of wanna be pro basketball, pro skateboarder." - Jackson Brundage

"No one is pro-abortion." - Barack Obama

"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status." - Laurence J Peter

"Managers maintain an efficient status quo while leaders attack the status quo to create something new." - Orrin Woodward

"To say that I am pro life is just wrong. I am personally pro-choice and legislatively pro-choice." - Harold Ford Jr

"I never really called myself pro-choice." - Mitt Romney

"I happen to be pro-life." - Donald Trump

"I'm for people clinging. I'm pro-clinging." - Whit Stillman

"I am certainly very pro-Europe." - John Gimlette

"have conned the American people into thinking there is such a thing as a pro-life, pro-war, pro-gun, pro-death penalty Christian." - Janeane Garofalo

"Pro wrestling is what my dad did" - Vince Mcmahon

"[Conservative talk radio hosts] have conned the American people into thinking there is such a thing as a pro-life, pro-war, pro-gun, pro-death penalty Christian." - Janeane Garofalo

"Pro basketball is a very mercenary endeavor." - Rick Majerus

"Apparently I'm not a pro cyclist." - Jon Cryer

"In fact, pro wrestling is strong." - Kazushi Sakuraba

"It so happens that I'm pro choice." - Arlen Specter

"The Republican Party is extremely pro-women." - Michele Bachmann

"Women challenge the status quo because we are never it." - Cindy Gallop

"A leader who loves status quo soon becomes a follower." - John C Maxwell

"We can walk together to change the status quo." - Ken Wyatt

"The status quo is leaving the building, and quickly." - Seth Godin

"The job isn't to catch up to the status quo; the job is to invent the status quo." - Seth Godin

"I was and am, like many women, both pro-life and pro-choice." - Patricia Schroeder

"You must distinguish sharply between being pro free enterprise and being pro business." - Milton Friedman

"I think if you're gonna be pro-life, you should be pro adoption." - Mike Pence

"You can't reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty." - N T Wright

"Raising the minimum wage isn't just pro-worker; it's pro-economic growth." - Thomas Perez

"My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it." - Boris Johnson

"Israel has always been pro-American. Israel will always be pro-American." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"The jour printer with gray head and gaunt jaws works at his case, He turns his quid of tobacco, while his eyes blur with the manuscript." - Walt Whitman

"My ministers are pro-German, my wife is pro-Italian, my people are pro-Russian - I am the only neutral in the country." - Boris III of Bulgaria

"Voters never have to question where I stand - my principles or priorities. I am a pro-freedom, pro-America and pro-life conservative." - Tim Walberg

"Hispanic values are conservative values. Hispanics are highly religious, they're very strongly pro-traditional family... not only pro-family, but also pro-life. They are highly patriotic." - Rafael Cruz

"Every one of my positions cuts - out half the country. I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration, I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin." - Michael Bloomberg

"It is a pro-U.N. movie. It's a pro-American movie. It's a pro-American movie. It's a movie people should be watching and not denigrating." - Scott Ritter

"When you get to No 10, you've climbed there on a little ladder called 'the status quo'. And when you are there, the status quo looks very good" - Tony Benn

"Major political parties have a role, but they are incapable of initiating fundamental change because they are fundamentally tied to the status quo. They are the status quo." - Marianne Williamson

"I thought Manual Labor was a Mexican golf pro." - Lee Trevino

"I am pro-life. I hate the concept of abortion." - Donald Trump

"There is no such thing as a pro-nuclear environmentalist." - Tom Harkin

"Because I'm anti-war, I've been called pro-Taliban," - Imran Khan

"Make no mistake: Obamacare is a pro-death health program." - Kesha Rogers

"The old Lie:Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori." - Wilfred Owen

"Ric Flair, the Slim Whitman of Pro-Wrestling." - Roddy Piper

"it's possible to be pro-sex and anti-pornography." - Gloria Steinem

"I recently attended a pro-drug rally... in my basement." - David Cross

"I'm pro-choice, pro-affirmative action, pro-environment and pro-labor. I was either going to be the loneliest Republican in America or I was going to be a happy Democrat." - Wesley Clark

"If all else fails, you can always be a pro." - Adam Mckay

"My other pro-tolerance message is also condescending." - Joey Comeau

"Pro Tools was invented to quicken the recording process." - Alex Ebert

"I'm very close to the pro-life movement." - Roger Mahony

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S Thompson

"Some of these pro-drug messages come from popular culture." - John Walters

"The pro-growth policies and spending restraint of Conservatives work." - Zach Wamp

"I wasn't a financial pro, and I paid the price." - Ruth Handler

"Yes, we record practically everything on Pro Tools." - Caroline Corr

"Humans have a lot of pro-social tendencies." - Frans De Waal

"In fact my son subscribes to Pro Bull Rider magazine." - Chris Ledoux

"I'm a pro-capitalist, middle-of-the-road, tepid centrist." - Anthony Lewis

"You can't be pro-labor and anti-business." - Bobby Schilling

"Revolution may not be pro-Western or democratic." - Evgeny Morozov

"Conservatives aren't anti-immigrant - conservatives are pro-legal immigration." - Marco Rubio

"The Right is simply more pro-Israel than the Left." - Elliott Abrams

"I'm not being outspoken or pro or con abortion." - Barbara Bush

"Every bowling center should have a house pro." - Don Johnson

"The kind of man who can be pro-choice about your baby could also be pro-choice about you." - Mark Crutcher

"Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people." - Seth Godin

"We do not need to teach students to embrace the status quo." - Seth Godin

"There's one thing worse than change and that's the status quo." - John Le Carre

"In spite of warnings, nothing much happens until the status quo becomes more painful than change." - Laurence J Peter

"If you're changing the status quo, whatever move you make is disrupting something else." - James Wolfensohn

"Sometimes people think you're smart if you question the status quo, if nothing else." - Craig Ferguson

"Sometimes people think you're smart if you question the status quo, if nothing else." - Craig Ferguson

"Being satisfied with the status quo means you are not making progress" - Katsuaki Watanabe

"It's better to ask the right questions than accept the status quo" - Phil Harding

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

"Either you defend the status quo, or you invent the future." - Seth Godin

"There's nothing more fundamentally disruptive to the status quo than a new reality." - Umair Haque

"It did not last: the Devil howling 'Ho! Let Einstein be!' restored the status quo." - J. C. Squire

"Question the status quo at all times, especially when things are going well." - Garry Kasparov

"Health care is the No. 1 concern of small businesses and the status quo is untenable." - Karen Mills

"In America, evangelical churches have often been bastions of conservatism, providing support for the status quo." - Tony Campolo

"Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo." - Robert Byrne

"Achieving gender equality is about disrupting the status quo - not negotiating it." - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

"To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless. [Lat., Negligere quid de se quisque sentiat, non solum arrogantis est, sed etiam omnino dissoluti.]" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I was an avidly pro-life governor; I'm an avidly pro-life individual. As a pro-life Republican, I am in favor of having the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade." - Mitt Romney

"I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion." - Hillary Clinton

"You do not become a real pro in your field by doing certain things - you become a pro in your field by doing things in a certain way." - Bob Proctor

"I have worked for three decades as a staunch advocate of building a big tent party that includes both pro-choice and pro-life Republicans." - Olympia Snowe

"I think that support of this [stem cell] research is a pro-life pro-family position. This research holds out hope for more than 100 million Americans." - Orrin Hatch

"Show Republicans a shiny pro-life or pro-marriage issue and they'd much rather address that controversial topic than keep pressing on the tyranny that Obamacare represents." - Ben Shapiro

"I have worked for three decades as a staunch advocate of building a 'big tent' party that includes both pro-choice and pro-life Republicans." - Olympia Snowe

"You can't believe how pro-gay and pro-freedom-of-speech I am. I'm way out beyond anyone on the Left." - Penn Jillette

"If you're so pro-life, do me a favour: don't lock arms and block medical clinics. If you're so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries." - Bill Hicks

"The most dangerous ideas are not those that challenge the status quo. The most dangerous ideas are those so embedded in the status quo, so wrapped in a cloud of inevitability, that we forget they are ideas at all." - Jacob M. Appel

"I really think it would be cowardly to pull back and not challenge the status quo, when the status quo may not be the right way for the field to go," - Mehmet Oz

"And by the way it's not about making money, it's about taking money. Destroying the status quo because the status is not quo. The world is a mess and I just need to rule it." - Joss Whedon

"Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? In heaven's name,Catiline, how long will you abuse ourpatience?" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Thinking is always dangerous to the status quo. [...] The moment you start thinking, you'll want to change something." - Margaret J Wheatley

"Success breeds conservatism, and that means a love affair with the status quo and an aversion to change." - Frank Popoff

"The concept of progress must be grounded in the idea of catastrophe. That things are 'status quo' is the catastrophe" - Walter Benjamin

"The mind is reluctant to embrace deep change, and will play devious games to maintain the status quo." - Kristin Linklater

"Activism that challenges the status quo, that attacks deeply rooted problems, is not for the faint of heart." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Live My Life provides a much needed shot of timely, thought-provoking, musically forward, irreverence to the status quo," - Nomi Prins

"It requires a certain kind of bravery, I suppose, to choose the status quo. There's a certain boldness to inaction." - Karen Thompson Walker

"The history of storytelling isn't one of simply entertaining the masses but of also advising, instructing, challenging the status quo." - Therese Fowler

"There's still is a status-quo group at City Hall who likes things done the old way, behind closed doors." - Laura Miller

"Every master was once a beginner. Every pro was once an amateur." - Robin S. Sharma

"Growing up with my dad taught me to either lie like a pro or not bother." - Tammara Webber

"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

"A woman decides about her body and her God is her business. Women who are pro-life can be just a good a Christian as a woman who is pro-choice and vice versa. You can be a good Christian and be pro-life. You can be a good Christian and be pro-choice." - Jeremiah Wright

"Remember, every pro was first an amateur. Start your dream now!" - Marie Forleo

"I'm neither "pro-women" nor "anti-men". I'm just "Thumbs up for the six billion" - Caitlin Moran

"With pro-gaming that's one of the toughest parts - living game to game." - Jeremy Lin

"This country is not pro-American. It is United States property." - Juan Bosch

"It's so obvious The Weather Channel is pro hurricane. Fair and balanced my ass." - Jim Gaffigan

"Oh, here he comes now, the May West of pro-wrestling." - Roddy Piper

"If you're a pro coach, NFL stands for 'Not for long." - Jerry Glanville

"I am pro choice, I believe everyone should have the right to decide for themselves." - Patty Murray

"Republicans were more pro-choice than Democrats up until the late 1980s." - Jill Lepore

"I notice that everbody who is Pro-Abortion already has been born." - Ronald Reagan



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