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Yes We Can Quotes


"Yes, we can. Yes, we can change. Yes, we can." - Barack Obama

"What's become of "yes we can?" That's easy. Finally people are starting to read the bills." - Tom C. Korologos

"No is the foundation that we can build our yes on." - Seth Godin

"Yes, we need to change, but simple changes can have profound impacts." - Louie Psihoyos

"Yes, we can do business in Nepal and still succeed. That is what I proved." - Binod Chaudhary

"Yes, we too are stardust." - Jostein Gaarder

"We must say no to illegal immigration so we can continue to say yes to legal immigration." - William J Clinton

"Yes, the past is another country, but one that we can visit, and once there we can bring back the things we need." - Jeanette Winterson

"The first question is always, 'We loved him on 'Dancing with the Stars,' we loved him in the Olympics, but can he speak English?' Yes I speak English. Yes, I can." - Apolo Ohno

"The nomination of John McCain is another milestone. So whether black, women, or bald, yes we can." - Donna Brazile

"While yes we can both agree the sudden recovery of this footage smells not a little, and that we appear to be bits of tinfoil-on-string to some malevolent government kitten, yes yes yes but, Borlu, however they've come by this evidence, this is the correct decision." - China Mieville

"Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don't." - Stephen King

"Hearts can break. Yes. Hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don't." - Stephen King

"Yes, design can make you happy." - Stefan Sagmeister

"Yes, you can get addicted to exercise." - Nick Nolte

"There is an amazing something in the American psyche which speaks about courage, and it says, 'Yes I can,' ... Yes, we will overcome it all because we have the spirit to do so." - Maya Angelou

"Yes, we [USA] can be safe and secure, if we stay on the offense against the terrorists and if we spread freedom and liberty around the world." - George W Bush

"Senate has to advise and consent. That doesn't mean you have to vote yes; you can vote no. It's not a rubber stamp. But what these guys are doing is, "Wait a minute, we don't have to vote yes or no, and maybe we can trick our voters into not holding us accountable for not voting yes or no."" - Tim Kaine

"We can be better, we can be wiser, we can be more kind. Yes we have to change. We have to grow up and stop acting like 10 years old. Yes there is much to do, much to see, much to go into." - Maya Angelou

"Yes, Democrats can prove that America pays more for health care than other countries; yes, they have won the dispute that private health insurance is needlessly expensive. But what they've lost is the argument that we are a society." - Thomas Frank

"Not one of the creatures of blood can escape death. We all face it, and succumb to it. It follows us like a dark shadow. Yet if we live in terror of it, then we do not live at all. Yes we are born alone, and yes we will die alone. But in between, Tae, we live. We know joy." - David Gemmell

"It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation. Yes we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights. Yes we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness. Yes we can." - Barack Obama


"Yes, the words of the Mother can be heard as clearly as we hear one another. But one requires a fine nerve to hear Mother's words." - Swami Vivekananda

"Yes we can" always struck many as a naive and childish chant, like something ripped off from the Camp Fire Girls." - Craig Shirley

"You have the ability and gifts to do whatever you want". It is your turn now to change the world. Yes we can!" - Barack Obama

"The only thing that we as actors really can control is to be able to say 'yes' or 'no' to the material." - Bryan Cranston

"Yes, I do agree we need health care reform; however, this bill badly misses the mark. Congress can and must do better for the American people." - John Mica

"'Yes we can' always struck many as a naive and childish chant, like something ripped off from the Camp Fire Girls." - Craig Shirley

"Let your yes be yes and your no be no-you can always change your mind." - Marshall Sylver

"As meditation deepens, compulsions, cravings and fits of emotion begin to lose their power to dictate our behavior. We see clearly that choices are possible; we can say yes or we can say no. It is profoundly liberating." - Eknath Easwaran

"I do more than reflect and respect this country, I fight for it...the question for Canadians is Can we win? Yes, we can win except when we are fighting ourselves." - Joe Clark

"Yes, we have consensus that we need 64 bit support. :-)" - Larry Wall

"Can I be blunt? Yes. Can I be diplomatic? Yes. Can I concoct a mixture of vinegar and honey when the circumstances warrant? Yes." - Susan Rice

"Yes - Action is the key! Cuz - when we take action we get a result - it might not always be the result we want but nevertheless it's a result - something we can learn from." - David Ryan

"Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we've both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business." - Philip Johnson

"The current budget that the Republicans are looking at never balances. How can that be fiscally responsible? And how can we look at the public with a straight face and say yes we ran on balanced budgets." - Rand Paul

"Instead of imagining all the things we can accomplish, we ask God to do what only he can accomplish. Yes, we work, we plan, we organize, and we create, but we do it all while we fast, while we pray, and while we constantly confess our need for the provision of God." - David Platt

"You can only get more in life by saying YES." - Marshall Sylver

"As much as you can in your life, say yes." - Mary Carillo

"Can compromise be an art? Yes-but a minor art." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Say "yes" to life! "Yes" to wonder, to joy, to despair. "Yes" to pain, "yes" to what you don't understand. Try "yes." Try "always." Try "possible." Try "hopeful." Try "I will." And try "I can."" - Leo Buscaglia

"Hey, this is terrific!" he said. "Someone down there is trying to kill us!" "Terrific," said Arthur. "But don't you see what this means?" "Yes. We are going to die." "Yes, but apart from that." "Apart from that?!" "It means we must be on to something!" "How soon can we get off it?" - Douglas Adams

"We are all searching for someone, that special person, who will provide what's missing in our lives - One who can offer companionship, assistance or security. And sometimes when we can search very hard who can provide us with all three. Yes, we are all searching for someone. And if we can't find them we can only pray they find us." - Mary Alice

"Yes, we have a dress code. You have to dress." - Scott Mcnealy

"We are being very nomadic with the truth, yes?" - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Yes, we get death threats every week... from the Muslims." - Jack T. Chick

"Yes, we get death threats every week... from the Muslims." - Jack Chick

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

"Most American Hispanics don't belong to one race, either. I keep telling kids that, when filling out forms, they should put "yes" to everything - yes, I am Chinese; yes, I am African; yes, I am white; yes, I am a Pacific Islander; yes, yes, yes - just to befuddle the bureaucrats who think we live separately from one another." - Richard Rodriguez

"Yes, Yes Yall, You know we talkin it all see how we bringing the street corner to Cargenie hall" - Busta Rhymes

"Estragon: We always find something, eh Didi, to give us the impression we exist? Vladimir: Yes, yes, we're magicians." - Samuel Beckett

"We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other." - Peter De Vries

"I have a broad view that we have to try and get to "yes" on projects. On economic projects anybody can say no. My child can say no. But I think the hard thing to do is to figure out how you get to "yes" and you protect the environment." - Christy Clark

"According to some reports coming out of Washington today, President Obama said Kanye West is a 'jackass.' Not since 'yes, we can' has Obama found a slogan so many Americans can get behind." - Conan O'Brien

"No society can change the nature of existence. We can't prevent suffering. This pain and that pain, yes, but not Pain. A society can only relieve social suffering, unnecessary suffering. The rest remains. The root, the reality." - Ursula K Le Guin

"You have a very open relationship with your fans." "Yes. We have an open relationship. Obviously they can see other authors if they want, and I can see other readers." - Neil Gaiman

"Yes, bad or mediocre ballets can be useful to the dancers and temporarily fun for the audience, but in the long run, the lowering of standards can only erode the art form we all love." - Robert Gottlieb

"Games can be art, and they can be significant and all the glorified things that we want them to be. But if you ask a kid if their toys are important, they'll say 'yes,' and 'Please don't take them away.'" - Kim Swift

"Two Windclan apprentices were wandering toward them. Fireheart twitched his ears to warn his friends they had an audience. "Oh, yes," meowed Ravenpaw, raising his voice. "We loners eat Clan apprentices whenever we can catch one." - Erin Hunter

"You ask when is it that you can say yes we have had enough. It is enough revenge and I think now we have restored the equilibrium. It never happens!" - Desmond Tutu

"I think there's where we can enlist the veterans service organizations, the veterans of America, because, yes, let's fix the V.A., but we will never let it be privatized, and that is a promise." - Hillary Clinton

"Love is the possibility of possibilities. Its farthest reach is beyond us, no matter how long we love or how much. It will always remain the mute mystery to whose ecstasy and ache we can only surrender with a yes." - David Richo

"Adversity is simply part of earth life. From it we can grow and progress if we choose to. Yes, some trials come because of our own disobedience, but many trials are simply part of life." - John Bytheway

"You guys going up? Yes, yes, we go up. You may be going a lot higher than you think!" - Don Whillans

"It was Will who broke the silence. "Very well. You have me alone in the corrider-" "Yes, yes," said Tessa impatiently,"and thousands of women all over England would pay handsomely for the privilege of such an opportunity. Can we put aside the display of your wit for a moment? This is important." - Cassandra Clare

"I don't think it's a matter of going back and having a review of our process. Our process is about as thorough as there can be. Is it imperfect? Yes. Is there risk? Yes, but we start with the fact that we have an American that's being held hostage and that American's life is in danger and that's where we start. And then we proceed from there." - Chuck Hagel

"Animals, we have been told, are taught by their organs. Yes, I would add, and so are men, but men have this further advantage that they can also teach their organs in return." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Yes, but knee pants are so much more flattering. You can see my legs." You want people to see your legs?" I have very nice legs!" We both paused to admire them for a moment." - Karen Chance

"If you want to call yourself my friend, you should know that position comes with boundaries." Sabine frowned. "I'm no good with boundaries." "Yes, and the ocean is damp. Can we be done with the understatements now?" - Rachel Vincent

"The pattern of American presidential elections is that the more optimistic candidate, whether it's John Kennedy and let's get America moving again, Ronald Reagan, it's morning in America, or Barack Obama, yes, we can, always wins, or nearly always wins." - Mark Shields

"Black child poverty is higher. As I write in the epilogue, "Yes we can. No he didn't. President [Barack] Obama didn't push black people backward, but he missed the opportunity to move us forward."" - Julianne Malveaux

"I'd forgotten how challenging comics can be until I started working on Ropes. Yes, you're restricted by the boundaries of the page, but we all work within technical limitations of some kind." - James Vance

"Call-and-response style, yes, exactly. So whenever different groups get together then there has to be this long period of negotiation. How will we worship? What's acceptable? What's not? If I want to say "Amen" can I?" - Michael Emerson

"Because the white genes are mutations of the genes of the original men of color - and males are mutations of the original females - we can finally answer the question Is God black? The answer is Yes, She is." - Lubos Motl

"There is one man that we can run for office that even the French would say Fuck off! That Jack Nicholson. Yes! You will never have a sex scandal with Jack because he has fucked everyone!" - Robin Williams

"How can we do justice even when it concerns truth itself, since for me only one truth exists, my truth, even if it is a delusion, yes, my delusion; my delusion." - Imre Kertesz

"Yes, we are overcharged for everything nowadays. I should fancy that the real tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self-denial. Beautiful sins, like beautiful things, are the privilege of the rich." - Oscar Wilde

"To a society that inarticulately and thoughtlessly takes itself to be divine, Hegel says, Yes, we are indeed divine, and philosophy can show how this is both possible and necessary." - Merold Westphal

"Yes, I did shatter my leg, and it really changed my life, in a way. It wasn't much fun, but it did open me up, and as we all know intuitively, adversity can develop resources." - Dan Millman

"I've noticed over my 22 years of living that, yes, women can be difficult, and I call myself a ladies' man, thinking I have them figured out. But as men, we will never understand women." - Bow Wow

"We will move forward, we will move upward, and yes, we will move onward." - Dan Quayle

"As we meandered, she said my name three times: "Stargirl?" "Yes?" "That was better than TV." "It was." "Stargirl?" "Yes?" "Does the sun do that everyday?" "Yes." "Stargirl?" "Yes?" "Everyday is sun day." - Jerry Spinelli

"We will remember that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast, from sea to shining sea:- Yes. We. Can." - Barack Obama

"This is our moment...while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can." - Barack Obama

"The most important three words you can say to yourself: Yes I can!" - Denis Waitley

"Yes, he's a prick, but he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit!" - Babe Ruth

"Yes, and because we grow old we become more and more the stuff our forbears put into us. I can feel his savagery strengthen in me. We think we are so individual and so misunderstood when we are young; but the nature our strain of blood carries is inside there, waiting, like our skeleton." - Willa Cather

"Do we get what we want? Yes, we get what we want. God is that loving. If we want isolation, despair, and the right to be our own god, God graciously grants us that option. If we insist on using our God-given pwer to make the world in our image, God allows us that freedom; we have the kind of license to do that.that's how love works. It cant be forced, manipulated, or coerced. It always leaves room for the other to decide. God says yes, we can have what we want, because love wins." - Rob Bell

"I feel strongly that Mother Teresa's life has a great message for young people. We so often feel powerless to do anything about the many problems in the world around us. We are so often left to wonder whether one person can possibly make a difference. Mother Teresa said yes, we can. Her life was resounding proof that it is possible" - Craig Kielburger

"I feel strongly that Mother Teresa's life has a great message for young people. We so often feel powerless to do anything about the many problems in the world around us. We are so often left to wonder whether one person can possibly make a difference. Mother Teresa said yes, we can. Her life was resounding proof that it is possible" - Craig Kielburger

"So, are we equals? Until he answer is yes, we must never stop asking." - Daniel Craig

"Yes, we could solve for why, but we could also eat another slice of coconut cake." - Sam Lipsyte

"In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"Yes, we have the body here; this we have had before." - Edgar Cayce

"Do we have good writers, producers and actors in the U.K.? Yes we do." - Eric Fellner

"When we say yes to the grace of God, we are learning how to die." - Joni Eareckson Tada

"We gathered the wild-flowers. Yes, life there seem'd one pure delight; As thro' the field we rov'd. Yes, life there seem'd one pure delight." - George Linley

"Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, yes when we should say no." - William Glasser

"May we all soon go about as our real selves and take joy in it, saying, yes, yes, to whatever we are." - Carol Emshwiller

"Yes, we will know one another! Yes we will have a glorious reunion! The Scriptures are not unclear on this vital issue." - Paul Enns

"Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, or perhaps later in life, yes when we should say no." - William Glasser

"I believe that you've created a metaphorical universe in which you can express your darkest fears. In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves, and sometimes we do such a good job, we lose track of reality." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"The right to kill: supposing the life of X ... were linked with our own so that the two deaths had to be simultaneous, should we still wish him to die? If with our whole body and soul we desire life and if nevertheless without lying, we can reply 'yes'> then we have the right to kill." - Simone Weil

"Only when we accept and forgive all that is or has been the good, the bad, and the ugly of our human lives can we get off the guilt trip and back into the flow. That means we must love our humanness and all of our failings; we must accept, learn from, and yes, even love our mistakes." - Sonia Choquette

"We think, I'm not a fool today. I've learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we're not perfect and live accordingly." - Ray Bradbury

"In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we've been told that we're not ready, or that we shouldn't try, or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes we can." - Barack Obama

"If it's a Yes, we will say 'on we go', and if it's a No we will say 'we continue'." - Jean-Claude Juncker

"Barack Obama said yesterday that the economy was 'going to get worse before it gets better.' See, that's when you know the campaign is really over. Remember before the election? 'The audacity of hope!' 'Yes, we can!' 'A change we can believe in!' Now it's, 'We're all screwed.'" - Jay Leno

"She is close enough to me that I can see her, because even now there is the outward sign of visible light, even at night in this parking lot on the outskirts of Algoe. After we kiss, our foreheads touch as we stare at each other. Yes, I can see her almost perfectly in this cracked darkness." - John Green

"This is such a different time, and we are such a different-sized magazine. And yes, today the average reader is older, but we have a wide span of ages. You can enter 'Allure' as a 14-year-old and read about acne, and then in your 60s you can read about face lifts and injections and everything in between." - Linda Wells

"Yes, I can! I certainly can! I can have A gratitude-flower-heart That shall remain open At all hours." - Sri Chinmoy

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'." - Paul Tergat

"Choice means saying no to one thing so you can say yes to another." - Dan Millman

"You can get a thousand no's from people, and only one "yes" from God." - Tyler Perry

"-Oh yes? Can you identify yourself? -Certainly. I'd know me anywhere." - Terry Pratchett

"Yes, and when the love of life disappears, no meaning can console us." - Albert Camus

"When everyone else says you can't, determination says,'YES YOU CAN.'" - Robert M. Hensel

"Death is sad, yes, but there are some great laughs you can find there." - Laurel Nakadate

"Yes, time can be buoyed by wordlessness, but it needs to be anchored in words." - David Levithan

"You can say no and smile only when there's a bigger yes burning inside you" - Anonymous

"[Virginia] has a very sizeable collection of democrats, liberals and moonbats. (Yes, they can be separated.)" - John Ringo

"Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere." - Emma Goldman

"When people tell you, "No," just smile and tell them, "Yes, I can."" - Julie Foudy

"He can give me what you cannot. Death is not a lover. Oh yes, he is." - Cormac Mccarthy

"Nothing can replace the excitement, the magic, and yes the glamour of a Ziegfeld show." - Irene Dunne

"Yes, writing is not easy. But can any writer imagine NOT writing?" - Jacqueline Woodson

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"As far as the illusion of the fame, yes, I can definitely appreciate it." - Tyler Perry

"Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?" - Bob Dylan

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"Yes I try to do everything I can not to fail hideously." - Bob Balaban

"Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best." - John C Maxwell

"I can still dance a little, yes, but I like singing better. It's more fun." - Stanley Donen

"Yes, I do strive to be someone young women can look up to." - Chyler Leigh

"Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun." - Christina Rossetti

"I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes." - Robert A Heinlein

"Can I overcome pressure? Yes. This is always my first thought." - Rickson Gracie

"On rookie Alex Selivanov, Yes the guy can score you 40 goals. Yes I love it. What I don't want is him causing 60." - Terry Crisp

"Love means setting aside walls, fences, and unlocking doors and saying 'Yes.' One can be in paradise by simply saying 'yes' to this moment." - Emanuel Swedenborg

"Negotiating the adolescent stage is neither quick nor easy. . . . I have often said to parents, "If it isn't illegal, immoral, orfattening, give it your blessing." We do much better . . . if we find and support all the places we can appropriately say yes, and say only the no's that really matter." - Virginia Satir

"Yes! We finally captured Martha Stewart. You know, with all the massive and almost completely unpunished fraud perpetrated on the public by companies like Enron, Global Crossing, and Tyco we finally got the ring leader. Maybe now we can lower the nation's terror alert to periwinkle." - Jon Stewart

"Why did we become blind, I don't know, perhaps one day we'll find out, Do you want me to tell you what I think, Yes, do, I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see." - Jose Saramago

"Yes it is true that pro-capitalist forces have a lot of power. But so did slave-holding racists. We give ourselves hope when we conceptualize capitalism as a set of practices that can be challenged by fighting the piece of the puzzle we feel most compelled to fight." - Cynthia Kauffman

"As an Asian American, I'm aware of how stereotypes can be very destructive. We've been defined by the drag queens. And yes, they exist. But we've been defined as irresponsible, flamboyant, loud, and garish. I think what we need to do - and what we haven't done as aggressively as we should have - is to depict the vast diversity of the GLBT community." - George Takei

"We, the people. Manifest Destiny. Conceived in liberty. Fear itself. Ask not. Morning in America. United we stand. Yes, we can. In times of great change and tumult, presidents seek to inspire beleaguered Americans by reminding them of their national identity." - Ron Fournier

"Yes, my dear children, everything is good and precious in God's sight when we act from the motives of religion and of charity because Jesus Christ tells us that a glass of water would not go unrewarded. You see, therefore, my children, that although we may be quite poor, we can still easily give alms." - John Vianney

"In the 1980s, we were advised, why don't you follow Reaganomics or Thatcherite economics. We said, yes, there are good points, let's see how we can fit them in the Indian economy. Every country has its own way of moving forward." - Pranab Mukherjee

"We like people who look good, we like people who elevate our standards, who have things we do not have, it's all about our fantasies. Yes, you can make millions of people dream about somebody who's not good looking, and that's the beauty of cinema, but people don't take the chance that often." - Emmanuel Benbihy



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