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James Stockdale Quotes and Sayings
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They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
- James Stockdale

Related topics: History

Sybil's my wife, and on the first day of October,
that's the first time I knew Ross was going to run.
- James Stockdale

So the first thing that went on was to decide...
trying to find a time when we could get reprisal raids out.
- James Stockdale

In order to do something you must be something.
- James Stockdale

 

I was commanding officer of a supersonic fighter squadron,
FA Crusaders.
- James Stockdale

The guy that just arranges things so that the stock
market holds up is nobody in my -
in my estimation.
- James Stockdale

And we had our own laws.
I mean, I wrote them.
And we had our own customs, and traditions,
and proprieties.
- James Stockdale

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I mean, I didn't - I should have demanded attention of the boss maybe,
or something like that that might have backfired.
This I would just take as it came.
- James Stockdale

I never had a single conversation about politics with Ross Perot in my life;
still haven't.
- James Stockdale

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced
in leadership in tight circumstances.
He started - he dropped the first bomb,
led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
- James Stockdale

I'm a grown man.
You know, I've been in a lot of scrapes,
but I never felt like I got so - there are probably
a lot of things I should have done that I didn't do.
- James Stockdale

I think character is permanent, and issues are transient.
- James Stockdale

There was nothing there but black water and American fire power.
- James Stockdale

Yeah.
I mean, it just seemed to me that it was -
I felt so helpless to this business of not having any papers.
That seems like a throwback to a schoolboy.
- James Stockdale

Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about -
are dead by the time they get into the office,
and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive.
- James Stockdale

On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought
we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids,
we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad
yards and this went on for about thirty minutes.
- James Stockdale

But there were highs as well as lows,
it was as though they said everybody was picking on
the man who had more practical real life experiences
than the whole batch of them put together.
- James Stockdale

And so, I mean, he declared war right there and then
in so many words and Alex says later in the book,
nobody in the White House from that point on had any
doubt that we were going to bomb the mainland of Asia.
- James Stockdale

I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission.
They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes,
giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time,
bending you double.
- James Stockdale

We couldn't generalize on the people.
Some of them were known to be tough guys and they didn't say much,
but some of them were kind of soft-headed,
but they did that.
That was an East German film.
- James Stockdale

This idea, as you know, that I have firm convictions
that the idea of issues being a big deal where our
mutual friend went back and he felt so strongly that
the determining factor in electoral success should be a proven character.
- James Stockdale

Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a
telephone call in March of 1992 if,
since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming
a candidate for president,
to get on all 50 ballots.
- James Stockdale

They were heading out to the middle of the bay -
the Gulf -
that's another thing that became kind of standard practice,
we didn't hurry the destroyers around the beach any more,
when it got dark, we'd take 'em out thirty or forty
miles out in the middle of the Tonkin Gulf.
- James Stockdale

Women must not shout back when their husbands come
home and shout at them for any reason.
- Indra Devi

The word was enough.
It ran like fire along the line, from man to man,
and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy,
now not 30 yards away.
- Joshua Chamberlain

When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw
rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird.
I never got that in London no matter what I wore.
- Bjork

If they want to hang me, let them.
And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class!
- Mother Jones

The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling;
even should we not lift up any great cry or shout,
God will yet hear us.
- Origen

I just wanna give a big shout out to all the fans out
there who have followed my work up until now.
You guys are amazing!!
Hearing from fans is the best feeling in the world.
- Lindsey Shaw

People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them.
- Bobby Womack

The League is very well when sparrows shout,
but no good at all when eagles fall out.
- Benito Mussolini

Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom.
The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
- Alice Walker

Children are the most wonderful audiences.
What's struck me most is that that they watch it so silently,
until the end when they shriek and shout and clap.
- Emma Thompson

The enemies of freedom do not argue;
they shout and they shoot.
- William Ralph Inge

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
- Abbie Hoffman

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike.
But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its
neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"
- George Will

A yawn is a silent shout.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold,
shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical,
and then crawl back to the shelter.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

It's always the generals with the bloodiest records
who are the first to shout what a hell it is.
And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
- Paddy Chayefsky

I'm very superstitious...
I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table.
- Norman Cook

When in doubt or danger, run in circles,
scream and shout.
- Laurence J. Peter

I think Chris Matthews is a very bright guy.
I'd listen to him even if he didn't shout at people.
- Peter Jennings

Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would
shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
- Claude M. Bristol

We need to in this country begin again to raise civil
discourse to another level.
I mean, we shout and scream and yell and get very little accomplished,
but you can disagree very much with the next guy and
still be friends and acquaintances.
- Leah Ward Sears

There are some people, you know, they think the way
to be a big man is to shout and stomp and raise hell-and
then nothing ever really happens.
I'm not like that I never shoot blanks.
- Richard M. Nixon

No use to shout at them to pay attention.
If the situations, the materials, the problems before
the child do not interest him,
his attention will slip off to what does interest him,
and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
- John Holt

In my experience of these things, parties which shout
about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because
they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy.
- Peter Mandelson

I have similar feelings, actually.
The intimacy of a club: you can see the people,
you can almost feel them; you can't beat that.
People will say things, and shout out,
it's almost like they're up on the bandstand with you.
- Benny Green

I had friends at school, but I was never part of a
gang and I dreamed of that sense of belonging to a group.
You know, where people would call me 'Em' and shout across the bar,
'Em, what are you drinking?' after the show.
- Emily Mortimer

The recollection of how, when and where it all happened
became vague as the lingering strains hung in the rafters of the studio.
I wanted to shout back at it, Maybe I didn't write you,
but I found you.
- Hoagy Carmichael

In the end, a small section of the crowd,
maybe 2,000 to 3,000, turned against me.
And that was it.
Inside the club they know your best intentions,
but the minority shout louder than the rest.
- Bryan Robson

Daddy loves you, but he smacks you, and he can shout at you and smash things,
but Daddy still loves you.
So when you get into a relationship with someone who does all of that,
why would it be unusual?
- Trisha Goddard

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby


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