that is truly ugly is the climate of hate and intimidation, created by a noisy few, which makes the decent majority reluctant to air in public their views on anything controversial. Where all pretend to be thinking alike, it's likely that no one is thinking at all.” ― Edward Abbey, “The pain of the narcissist is that, to him, everything is really a threat.
— William Travis, Commander at the Alamo My life is simple, my food is plain, and my quarters are uncluttered. I face the troubles and problems of life and death willingly. I can be approached, but never pushed; befriended but never coerced; killed but never shamed.“Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do.Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating. Edward Snowden A kiss with anyone, on or off camera, can be intimidating.But there's a limit to the amount of incivility and inequality and inhumanity that each individual can tolerate. I've been kissing for nearly two decades now, and I'm always convinced I'm not doing it right. You can act your way through anything, but it's hard with a kiss.If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you.
Just as we did in District Thirteen.” ― Suzanne Collins, “When the Washington Post telephoned me at home on Valentine's Day 1989 to ask my opinion about the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwah, I felt at once that here was something that completely committed me.Rachel Mc Adams My hope is that we can spread the word: Wonder Woman is not some unapproachable goddess. I may look that way, but just spend two seconds talking to me, and you know that's not who I am - not as a person, as a character. Dave Bautista I do want to work on writing, because writing's a skill. Kristen Stewart I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado.She's funny, dangerous, intimidating, brilliant, and compassionate. Writing is something that you can train yourself to know better. The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating.And that prince who, relying entirely on their promises, has neglected other precautions, is ruined; because friendships that are obtained by payments, and not by greatness or nobility of mind, may indeed be earned, but they are not secured, and in time of need cannot be relied upon; and men have less scruple in offending one who is beloved than one who is feared, for love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. — George Patton It is not the critic that counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or the doer of deeds could have them better. Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow!The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the Arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but he who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great devotion; who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat. They were bought for seven pounds and tenpence a man. — John Stark at the Battle of Bennington in 1777[If this call is neglected] I am determined to sustain myself for as long as possible, and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country.It was, if I can phrase it like this, a matter of everything I hated versus everything I loved.