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"It's extraordinary that revolutions taking place around the world were sparked by communication on the Internet." - Robbie Robertson

"Parts of the United States are taking on a Third World look." - Noam Chomsky

"Girls should go on thinking that there is a world out there and that it is theirs for the taking." - Anne Bancroft

"I would love to travel around the world working for a travel company taking students abroad on cultural immersion trips." - Karen Russell

"I'm not afraid of computers taking over the world." - Thom Yorke

"Having an experience is taking part in the world. Taking part in the world is really about sharing responsibility." - Olafur Eliasson

"An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all." - Dorothy Day

"Jesus is not directing the angelic choir, taking long naps, or doing crossword puzzles. He is completely focused on building his church, the hope of the world." - Bill Hybels

"There are far too many self esteem problems in the world as it is. No sense taking on plant guilt, too." - Janet Macunovich

"I'm sure thousands of people in the world are taking on twice what I am attempting. I'm really looking forward to it all." - Stacey King

"Admire the world for never ending on you - as you would an opponent, without taking your eyes away from him, or walking away." - Annie Dillard

"Everybody's got their phone up and everybody's taking recordings and posting it on YouTube and whatever and sending it to you, and it gets shown around the world." - Franklin Graham

"I felt very fulfilled in law. I was taking on a mission that was important to me. It made me feel good about my place in the world." - Marcia Clark

"If the world was taking care of women, women would take care of the world." - Jane Roberts

"Relentlessly feeding on poverty and economic dislocation, a New World Order was taking shape." - Michel Chossudovsky

"I'm on the verge of taking a stand." - Tom Hollander

"Fishing is taking a huge toll on the planet's ecosystem." - Sharon Gannon

"A church of dialogue in the contemporary world... a church, taking on the mission of Jesus, which is in the world not to judge humanity, but to love it and to save it." - Claudio Hummes

"I'll let you in on a secret ...How to avoid taking a wrong turn. I speak from experience. Don't blame the world around you. The world is very much larger ...than you realize. Large enough to embrace all of you." - Yellow Tanabe

"We live in an increasingly sophisticated world that makes it difficult to make simple comments on stuff. There are too many people on both sides of the border who are taking advantage of circumstances and the situation." - Arlo Guthrie

"On the world scene, it is our position that there is a resurgence of socialism taking place. The world's socialist and Communist forces are now on the move to restore socialism in the former socialist countries and to strengthen the existing socialist countries... there is a new socialist world on the horizon, a resurgence of the world revolutionary process." - Gus Hall

"Something that has always attracted me to even taking on the occupation of actor is the idea that I could be lucky enough to portray different characterizations from different places in the world, whether it's speaking another language or taking on a dialect and building a history from where they were born. I was very attracted to that concept, in becoming an actor." - Lake Bell

"Draw your line in the sand. Make your decision now and start taking action to really live your dream. By not taking bold steps to live your dream, not only are you missing out on fully living, but the world is missing out on the greatness you have to offer. Be bold!" - Les Brown

"Around the world, the generals are being ousted, and the poets are taking charge." - Warren G. Bennis

"We don't consider the roles that we're taking in making the world the way it is." - Richard Powers

"It is like taking the sun out of the world, to bereave human life of friendship." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"In today's rapidly changing world, the people who are not taking risk are the risk takers." - Robert Kiyosaki

"There isn't anything else more important than taking the gospel to the world." - Spencer W. Kimball

"God created whiskey to keep the Irish from taking over the world." - Kinky Friedman

"In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away." - T S Eliot

"Taking on the responsibility of portraying a real person in history, preserving his genius while demonstrating the vulnerable crumbling of his personality, I researched carefully, and gained great respect for the contributions Mr. Hughes shared with the world." - Carson Grant

"We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas." - George Allen

"I'm mischievous. The idea of taking risks and having real-world consequences energizes me." - Shepard Fairey

"It's a new world, brother. And we, the downtrodden, are taking it back. (Madoc)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"It's a new world, brother. And we, the downtrodden, are taking it back. (Madoc)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Changes don't happen in the world by playing it safe, taking risks is the way to change the world." - Zainab Salbi

"Conventional wisdom is no wisdom at all. Conventional wisdom is taking somebody else's word for the way things are It's the followers of this world who rely on assumption. Not the leaders." - Richard Marcinko

"Her (Mary's) Son first had to be the Child of the Father in order then to become man and be capable of taking up on his shoulders the burden of a guilty world." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar

"All of the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in the making of assumptions and taking things personally. The whole world of control between humans is based on that." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"It's high time for a fresh European alternative to enter the market, taking the existing Internet behemoths head on. What the world needs now is a cloud storage service that is not subject to uncontrolled access by intelligence agencies." - Mikko Hypponen

"Corruption appears to be a universal phenomenon that lays its own imperious claims on the world, and therefore it is the duty of all nations to prepare themselves against its onslaught by taking proper precautions." - Robert Payne

"The water crumbles on it's way down as my hands and feet push me forward. The world is lightening, taking shape, and turning to color. It feels like it's being painted around me." - Markus Zusak

"Corruption appears to be a universal phenomenon that lays its own imperious claims on the world, and therefore it is the duty of all nations to prepare themselves against its onslaught by taking proper precautions." - Pierre Stephen Robert Payne

"I wouldn't use the word 'scared' for my role as Hitchcock, but it was my most insecure. Taking on such a formidable, giant personality such as Hitchcock; he was one of the great geniuses of world cinema. Sheer genius." - Anthony Hopkins

"What we are determined to do is to take more people from Syria and that war-torn part of the world as a response to this particular crisis, but again I stress we are taking people from camps because the last thing we want to do is to encourage and reward people smuggling.We are taking people from camps and we are taking family groups; our focus will be on family groups, from persecuted minorities." - Tony Abbott

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Taking care of our families isn't just about putting food on the table today. It's about ensuring that our children and grandchildren will have a habitable world where they can get to know various species of sea turtles." - Jane Velezmitchell

"AC/DC is a prime example of taking that blues rock thing and just living in that world. They only really move the furniture around a little on each album, but it still works." - Joe Perry

"None of our family businesses were focused on technology. It was '93 when I came out of law school, and the Internet was taking hold. So I started New World Ventures." - J B Pritzker

"You can always rely on a society of equals taking it out on the women." - Alan Sillitoe

"Britain cannot afford to cut itself off from what is going on in the world, we are too interconnected with what is going on, we have a powerful history and tradition of taking an interest in what is going on in the world, we've also got a very real interest in the future, in remaining connected." - George Osborne

"His enemies had counted on the lions taking care of Daniel. What they hadn't counted on was his God taking care of Daniel." - Tony Evans

"By declaring yourself a leader, you're taking initiative and moving into a role of influence in a lively and vital network that's changing the world. We're changing the world, first by changing ourselves and then by touching the world as changed beings. We believe the change in us catalyzes change in others. So in changing the world, we're choosing to be the change we wish to see in the world. By taking on this leadership role, you are choosing to be the change too." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Women had been on the verge of taking over the world-the Western world, anyway. Then some sexist pig in Silicon Valley invented the cell phone and women took a sidetrack on which all four billion of them would soon be happily talking to each other twenty-four hours a day, getting nothing else done, and Men Would Be Back." - John Sandford

"Taking away the risk from the financial sector and taking it on to the public shoulders is not the right approach." - Jeroen Dijsselbloem

"Watch out for that pedestrian!" "It's on the street, it knows the risks it's taking!" - Neil Gaiman

"The people who are on the front lines every day in hospitals, nurses, the people who are running clinics, the people who are taking care of your children, those are the people who are the lovers of the world, are the good of the world." - Eve Ensler

"We're just taking people and shifting them from taking photos anyway to taking them on Instagram." - Kevin Systrom

"Taking experimental results and observations for granted and putting the burden of proof on the theory means taking the observational ideology for granted without having ever examined it." - Paul Feyerabend

"Taking experimental results and observations for granted and putting the burden of proof on the theory means taking the observational ideology for granted without having ever examined it." - Paul Karl Feyerabend

"Taking a chance and stepping beyond the safety of the world we've always known is the only way to grow." - Wil Wheaton

"There are many who condemn my crew and I for taking the law into our own hands and for taking on the barons of corporate profit." - Paul Watson

"The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf." - Shakti Gawain

"I was slowly taking on the dimensions of a chest of drawers." - Maria Franziska von Trapp

"To avoid taking responsibility, I become unresponsive but hang on until the other person leaves me." - Mason Cooley

"If you're not living on the edge then you're taking up a little too much space." - Morgan Freeman

"Do it and do it now. Err on the side of taking action" - J. Willard Marriott

"The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, Me too." - Rob Bell

"I was tired of hanging on, taking the torn pieces to make something whole with them." - Sarah Dessen

"Life has a way of taking its toll on the person you thought you were." - A.S.A. Harrison

"I stopped taking notes on my Palm Pilot and started playing the little chess game." - Roger Ebert

"When babies listen, what they're doing is taking statistics on the language that they hear." - Patricia K. Kuhl

"Today, basically, on Wall Street, the big money is made by taking risks." - Bernard Madoff

"Survival in the demand economy depends on and requires experimentation, risk taking, and trial and error." - Kevin Allen

"Come and meet those dancing feet On the avenue I'm taking you to Forty Second Street." - Al Dubin

"Men judge of Christians by taking as fair samples those that lie rotten on the ground." - Henry Ward Beecher

"If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space." - Stephen Hunt

"City Year is taking on some of the toughest work in education." - Arne Duncan

"Out alone in the winter rain, / Intent on giving and taking pain." - Robert Frost

"Those roads provided breath-taking views. There's something special about an empty road going on and on and on to the horizon where the sun burns the world away into a dancing, shmmering heat haze that reflects the crystal blue sky, literally blurring the line between heaven and earth." - Dave Gorman

"If I could put my brain in her body, the world would be mine for the taking." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?" - Bob Marley

"Believe me, for certain men at least, not taking what one doesn't desire is the hardest thing in the world." - Albert Camus

"Causes was founded with the mission of empowering anyone to change the world. Our model is based upon the belief that everyone has the power to have an outsized impact on the world by banding together with other like-minded individuals, taking direct action, and inspiring their friends and their friends' friends to join in." - Joe Greene

"Causes was founded with the mission of empowering anyone to change the world. Our model is based upon the belief that everyone has the power to have an outsized impact on the world by banding together with other like-minded individuals, taking direct action, and inspiring their friends and their friends' friends to join in." - Joe Green

"I'm afraid of taking steps that are not on the map, but by taking those steps despite my fears, I have a much more interesting life." - Paulo Coelho

"I think each negotiation should be based on what's the best decision - taking everything into account, not taking one thing into account." - Tony La Russa

"I'm a memoir writer. I try to understand the world by taking experiences I have and making them into a story, whether it's a narrative memoir, blogging for The Huffington Post, writing poems, or talking on the screen about what has happened to me and how that relates to the world at large." - Staceyann Chin

"Women are holding up the world. We're taking care our children and, very often, our parents and sometimes our grandparents." - Susan L Taylor

"We are all of us born in moral stupidity, taking the world as an udder to feed our supreme selves" - George Eliot

"Lord! what a strange world in which a man cannot remain unique even by taking the trouble to go mad!" - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world." - Real Live Preacher

"What terrifies me? When I read about plots of evil taking over the world and obliterating women's hard-won rights." - Julie Carmen

"There are some nasty, nasty incidents taking place in the world, but [it's] much better than it used to be." - Richard Branson

"Michael is a gift from Allah, and he is taking him back. The world didn't appreciate him." - Jermaine Jackson

"Being a good observer is a great tool to have as a writer, just taking the world in." - Lauren Conrad

"It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking." - Isaac Asimov

"The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action." - Laozi

"Einstein said that genius begins where rules end. He did however help invent nuclear weapons inadvertently and we've plunged toward a new world order since then as a result. One world or none - it seems the path cannot change. I'd go with Robert Frost on taking the path not traveled." - James Dye

"Nowhere else in the world do the laws on firearms become the playthings of politicians and lobbyists intent on manufacturing cultural conflict. Nowhere else do elected officials turn the matter of taking a gun to church into a searing ideological question. But then, guns are not a religion in most countries." - E. J. Dionne

"No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be." - Isaac Asimov

"As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind's first small step on a world beyond our own." - Charles Bolden

"When I'm on my own with my camera, taking these pictures, it feels as if I am in a room of my own, a self-contained world." - Patti Smith

"Working on a green screen set, yeah, it's almost like reading from a novel, taking those black words and creating a world around you." - Caterina Scorsone

"We're taking back the night" - Karen Marie Moning

"When the president Donald Trump has leaked out what happens in his phone calls, and he's really taking on some of our dearest allies and partners around the world, people don't know what to expect and whether they can rely on the United States anymore." - Wendy Sherman

"Things like that happen all the time in this great big world of ours. It's like taking a boat out on a beautiful lake on a beautiful day and thinking both the sky and the lake are beautiful. So stop eating yourself up alive. Things will go where they're supposed to go if you just let them take their natural course." - Haruki Murakami

"The world rests on principles." - Henry David Thoreau

"The world is on fire." - John Mccain

"The world runs on luck." - Kevin Systrom

"Art is both the taking and giving of beauty; the turning out to the light the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit. It is the recreation on another plane of the realities of the world; the tragic and wonderful realities of earth and men, and of all the inter-relations of these." - Ansel Adams

"Science is not a body of facts. Science is a state of mind. It is a way of viewing the world, of facing reality square on but taking nothing on its face. It is about attacking a problem with the most manicured of claws and tearing it down into sensible, edible pieces." - Natalie Angier

"If we tried to rely entirely on reason, and pressed it hard, our lives and beliefs would collapse - a form of madness that may actually occur if the inertial force of taking the world and life for granted is somehow lost. If we lose our grip on that, reason will not give it back to us." - Thomas Nagel

"Nobody knows what the future holds, but right now, I'm cool and comfortable and having no second thoughts at all about retirement. I had a good career, I won every world title, but boxing is wear and tear on the body. It's time to hang 'em up. I'm looking forward to working with some up-and-coming kids, going on walks, and taking vacations." - Floyd Mayweather Jr

"You can never really know someone completely. That's why it's the most terrifying thing in the world, really-taking someone on faith, hoping they"ll take you on faith too. It's such a precarious balance, It's a wonder we do it at all. And yet.." - Libba Bray

"You can never really know someone completely. That's why it's the most terrifying thing in the world, really-taking someone on faith, hoping they'll take you on faith too. It's such a precarious balance, It's a wonder we do it at all. And yet.." - Libba Bray

"The camera has an uncanny ability to capture the world as it is, to seize events as they happen, and also to conjure visions of the future. But by the time the image reaches the eyes of the viewer, it belongs to the past, taking on the status of something retrieved." - A. O. Scott

"'The Tube' was the first time the plebs had gone on the television. The lunatics taking over the asylum." - Jools Holland

"The British Islands are small islands and our people numerically a little people. Their only claim to world importance depends upon their courage and enterprise, and a people who will not stand up to the necessity of air service planned on a world scale, and taking over thousands of aeroplanes and thousands of men from the onset of peace, has no business to pretend anything more than a second rate position in the world. We cannot be both Imperial and mean." - H G Wells

"Speaker, with mixed emotions we mark the 50th anniversary of the Turkish genocide of the Armenian people. In taking notice of the shocking events in 1915, we observe this anniversary with sorrow in recalling the massacres of Armenians and with pride in saluting those brave patriots who survived to fight on the side of freedom during World War I." - Gerald R Ford

"My eyes has been my camera taking pictures of the world and my songs has been my messages that I tried to scatter across the back sides and along the steps of the fire escapes and on the window sills and through the dark halls..." - Woody Guthrie

"We're all born listeners. And as a result of our modern lives, and living in a world that has less meaning than the natural world that we evolved to hear, we learn to think of listening not as taking in all the information with equal value, which is the definition of true listening. In our modern world, we tend to think of listening as focusing our attention on what is important and filtering out everything else." - Gordon Hempton

"The most important habit is solitude, quiet time. People who enter their day by taking 45 minutes or an hour for themselves - meditation, prayer, inspirational reading, taking a walk - before they go for it in the real world do best." - Ken Blanchard

"I believe that worrying about the problems plaguing our planet without taking steps to confront them is absolutely irrelevant. The only thing that changes this world is taking action." - Jody Williams

"The thing with crowns is, it isn't the putting them on that's the problem, it's the taking them off." - Terry Pratchett

"The president of the United States is supposed to lead the free world and not follow it. Other nations have been more outspoken. So, I hope that we'll hear more of this because young men and women taking to the streets in Tehran need our support. The signs are in English. They're basically asking for us to speak up on their behalf." - Barack Obama

"We have a problem with several media taking only a part of the reality and not the whole picture. Some media in the world are more critical towards what's happening than others. It depends on the journalist, it depends how much information they have about the case and which perspective they are asking you from. All of these things can play a role." - Ahmed Akkari

"To us, the difference between the ? photographer as an individual eye and the photographer as an objective recorder seems fundamental, the difference often regarded, mistakenly, as separating photography as art from ? photography as document. But both are logical extensions of what photography means: note-taking on, potentially, everything in the world, from every possible angle." - Susan Sontag

"Any man knows when he is justified, and all the wits in the world cannot enlighten him on that point. The murderer always knows that he is justly punished; but when a government takes the life of a man without the consent of his conscience, it is an audacious government, and is taking a step towards its own dissolution." - Henry David Thoreau

"Well, for the transition from rapper to actor, I was fortunate that director John Singleton pursued me for about two years to be in Boyz 'N the Hood. I really wasn't even thinking about acting at the time, since I was singularly focused on being the best rapper in the world. So, that was really a blessing, because I wasn't really taking him seriously." - Ice Cube

"To us, the difference between the photographer as an individual eye and the photographer as an objective recorder seems fundamental, the difference often regarded, mistakenly, as separating photography as art from photography as document. But both are logical extensions of what photography means: note-taking on, potentially, everything in the world, from every possible angle." - Susan Sontag

"I moderated a panel focusing just on women and the specific challenges that women entrepreneurs face. And we found that around the world, the challenges are the same, whether it is gaining access to capital, risk-taking, or the ability to expand beyond a small business and grow." - Valerie Jarrett

"Every time you make a fruit crisp for me, you are my favorite person in the world. It's something delicious and warm, right out of the oven. I mean, what more could anyone want? And all you're doing is taking the best fruit of the season, putting a crumb topping on it and putting it in the oven." - Tom Douglas

"Distance of time and place generally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible." - Henry Fielding

"And while these pounds were being shed, while the physiological miracles were occurring with the heart and muscle and metabolism, psychological marvels were taking place as well. Just so, the world over, bodies, minds, and souls are constantly being born again, during miles on the road." - George A Sheehan

"I have two kids, and when my oldest was first born, it was the most vulnerable feeling in the world. I remember taking him to his first doctor's appointment, and on the sheet, it said "mother," and I put my mom's name. I was like, "Oh, right, I ... I'm the mother!" You just feel so vulnerable." - Kathryn Hahn

"At the earlier briefing, Ari, you said that the President deplored the taking of innocent lives. Does that apply to all innocent lives in the world? And I have a follow-up... My follow-up is, why does he want to drop bombs on innocent Iraqis?..." - Helen Thomas

"My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd be out of the World War too. But no way - they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets." - Gregory Corso

"I loved couriers. You had this transfer of physical information happening throughout the city and the world. Someone picking up the package, putting it in a bag, going somewhere, taking it out of the bag, giving it to someone else. I thought that was so cool. I wanted to map it, to see that flow on a big screen." - Jack Dorsey

"Look into the world-how often do you behold a sordid wretch, whose straight heart is open to no man's affliction, taking shelterbehind an appearance of piety, and putting on the garb of religion, which none but the merciful and compassionate have a title to wear." - Laurence Sterne

"Becoming a strategic thinker is about opening your mind to possibilities. It's about seeing the bigger picture. It's about understanding the various parts of your business, taking them apart, and then putting them back together again in a more powerful way. It's about insight, invention, emotion and imagination focused on reshaping some part of the world." - Max Mckeown

"Look into the world. How often do you behold a solid wretch, whose strait heart is open to man's affliction, taking shelter behind and appearance of piety, and putting on the grab of religion, which none but the merciful and compassionate have a title to wear!" - Laurence Sterne

"Sometimes we want to have growth without challenges and to develop strength without any struggle. But growth cannot come by taking the easy way. We clearly understand that an athlete who resists rigorous training will never become a world-class athlete. We must be careful that we don't resent the very things that help us put on the divine nature." - Paul V. Johnson

"Becoming a strategic thinker is about opening your mind to possibilities. It's about seeing the bigger picture. It's about understanding the various parts of your business, taking them apart, and then putting them back together again in a more powerful way. It's about insight, invention, emotion and imagination focused on reshaping some part of the world." - Max Mckeown

"I do not think that you can try and systematize education for the whole world. I would try experiments in small communities and in schools to see how they work out, instead of taking the children of an entire nation and trying to bring them up on the same system." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"What a vast Traffick is drove, what a variety of Labour is performed in the World to the Maintenance of Thousands of Families that altogether depend on two silly if not odious Customs; the taking of Snuff and smoking of Tobacco; both which it is certain do infinitely more hurt than good to those that are addicted to them!" - Bernard De Mandeville

"One of the main reasons I wanted to work on 'World War Z' was because I'm a huge fan of the book, and I love the idea of taking a non-linear story and creating a three-act structure out of it." - Marc Forster

"So in my freshman year at the University of Alabama, learning the literature on evolution, what was known about it biologically, just gradually transformed me by taking me out of literalism and increasingly into a more secular, scientific view of the world." - E O Wilson

"My taking a seat on the Council of the Fathers caused a desperate fluttering among my ghosts." - Mason Cooley

"If the reason you're taking on a mission is for the money you"ll make, I believe you"ll fail." - John Doerr



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