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Alvin Adams Quotes and Sayings
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Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press,
humanitarians included and especially government workers,
is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.
- Alvin Adams

Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious,
no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.
- Alvin Adams

In my experience, problems most frequently arise from
those who report for television,
with little field experience in your area but an insatiable
appetite for a sound bite.
- Alvin Adams

I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the
press is of the greatest importance to the success
and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission.
- Alvin Adams

 

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise,
diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public,
hence ultimately of failure.
- Alvin Adams

Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save
a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth.
- Alvin Adams

My view is different.
Public relations are a key component of any operation
in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens.
- Alvin Adams

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My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges
are just lawyers in robes.
- Tammy Bruce

I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
- Carrie Fisher

Unfortunately, most actors want to play off their own
personal mystique and good looks and whatever,
but that will only carry you but so far.
- Joe Morton

I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.
- Les Baxter

Unfortunately, this is a free society,
and we're gonna have people with trucks,
and people with bombs.
- Greta Van Susteren

You grow up however, unfortunately, as the college years fly by,
into a very exaggerated sense of your own capacities.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Unfortunately, the Church's position on most contemporary
issues makes it hard to take them seriously.
- Andres Serrano

We planted bugs, microphones, in premises which interested us in the West.
We weren't too successful - I would have said unfortunately in former years,
but I don't care anymore now.
- Markus Wolf

Unfortunately or fortunately, in order to become acquainted
with the idiom of country or rock music,
it is necessary to occasionally play in a bar.
Bars are a rehearsal place.
- Garth Hudson

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines,
but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority.
With them quality was more important than quantity.
- Manfred von Richthofen

Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality,
which exists in all parts of the world,
unfortunately.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Unfortunately, in collective bargaining one party or
the other too often tries to gain an advantage -
a bargain,
like buying something in a store for less than it is worth.
- Charles E. Wilson

I told him he'd have a heart attack a year ago,
but unfortunately he lived a year longer.
- Eugene Ormandy

The easy way out is to approve an early retirement
plan one year but not pay out sick and vacation time
to deserving employees until three years later.
Unfortunately, later is now.
- Jodi Rell

Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people
in themselves in the world.
Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11,
unfortunately it's gone.
- Andrea Corr

Those early sketches looked too cartoony;
I really wanted to do detailed drawings -
I was taking anatomy classes -
but unfortunately I wasn't able to do it because of the time element.
- Joe Shuster

Do real life people actually fall in love
with the idea of being in love?
Unfortunately, it is actually quite common.
Someone wants desperately to have
the husband or wife of their dreams.
They visualize the vine-covered cottage
with the white picket fence.
They choose the colors for the nursery.
They design all the aspects of their married life.
A real person stands no chance of measuring up to those fantasies.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unfortunately, we don't get a second chance.
We've already played them twice.
- Trevor Brooking

The idea of Jewish unity, of a plan,
an organization,
unfortunately exists only in the brains of Hitler and Streicher.
- Stefan Zweig

The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable,
ethical, intelligent, strong woman.
That's still pretty rare in our business,
unfortunately.
- Catherine Bell

Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood,
doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
- Alex Cox

Unfortunately, most college kids these days aren't
coming from any place-they seem to ask the same kind
of questions over and over again.
- Sandra Bernhard

Unfortunately, there are so many people who live their
whole life in a place that is safe and protected and
simple and they don't really have that strength inside to fly.
- Andrew Shue

I'm a big fan of dreams.
Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life -
people seem to give them up,
quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'
- Kevin Costner

Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of
patriotism being used to hurt those who express views
in disagreement with that of the majority.
- Vic Snyder

What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional'
Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds.
Unfortunately, I was on during daytime.
- Martin Short

The idea that we're going to win this war is an idea
that unfortunately is just plain wrong.
- Howard Dean

Don't bother about being modern.
Unfortunately it is the one thing that,
whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
- Salvador Dali

Unfortunately, too many public school officials believe
that cameras are needed to enforce order and discipline.
- Paul Weyrich

My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor,
to end their suffering.
Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases,
ending of the life.
- Jack Kevorkian

Unfortunately, since the Sept.
11 tragedy, our business is not doing too well.
- Hunter Tylo

I don't want a record company, but I need one,
unfortunately.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political,
for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word,
which has so unfortunately divided man.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Unfortunately, my district like many others across
the country has a problem with gangs,
which is why I introduced this amendment.
- Bob Filner

We all want peace.
Unfortunately, there are times when peace must be defended
by fighting terror and tyranny.
- James H. Douglas

Cancer has been unfortunately in my life.
My mom's best friend is kicking ass in her battle with breast cancer.
Both of my grandmas had cancer.
I recently lost a friend to cancer.
- Marla Sokoloff

I knew Henry Fonda was my father, but I didn't know who I was.
They all thought of me as Henry Fonda's son.
Unfortunately for them, they never got to know me.
- Peter Fonda

You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award,
but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards,
unfortunately.
- Minnie Driver

Fortunately and unfortunately, people don't see me as a character actor.
They see me as a leading man or nothing,
which makes it really hard to get work.
- Josh Holloway

I think, unfortunately, some people are just bad,
they're just born bad, and I don't know why.
- Judge Mills Lane

Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your
ability to do what you say,
but rather on your ability to do what people expect.
- Bryant H. McGill

Unfortunately, however, I have too many desires to make a good Buddhist.
- Jim Coleman

Nevertheless, China was unfortunately unable to understand Japan's real position,
and it is greatly to be regretted that the Sino-Japanese
War became one of long duration.
- Hideki Tojo

But unfortunately, when you have a kid,
you sometimes eat everything they leave behind.
So far today I've had some of her leftover pancakes with peanut butter.
- Joely Fisher

Unfortunately, cancer is the number one killer of children in this country today,
and it destroys not only these innocent victims,
but their families as well.
- Michael McCaul

The United States is a big country but unfortunately
it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting
the greatness of the country.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Unfortunately, we are still in an age where individuals
may be discriminated against because of health conditions.
- Lois Capps

I think, unfortunately or fortunately,
the reality of Hollywood is that if your movie makes money,
they'll make another one.
- Jonathan Frakes

Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate.
People buy and sell people in this business,
which can get really ugly.
- Laura Dern

We were happily married for eight months.
Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years.
- Nick Faldo

And so there are so many good things going on all across
Iraq and unfortunately that's not what the American
people see on TV or they don't read a lot about it in the newspapers.
- Donald Evans

We have serious enemies and growing threats around the world.
Unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea
of a rogue state is Arizona.
- Mitt Romney

But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection
as if they were another class of objects of contemplation
beside ideas of sensation.
- Samuel Alexander

Unfortunately, sometimes people don't hear you until you scream.
- Stefanie Powers

I don't think there is enough educational programming,
but unfortunately, television is built around advertising
and those shows don't get the big ratings.
- Will McDonough

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land,
but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.
- Martin Bormann

Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents,
relatives or peers.
- Willie Stargell


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