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Alex Haley Quotes

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In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past,
bridge to our future.
- Alex Haley

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Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post,
you know he had some help.
- Alex Haley

In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good,
and praise it.
- Alex Haley

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry,
you are talking about every person on earth.
- Alex Haley

 

Roots is not just a saga of my family.
It is the symbolic saga of a people.
- Alex Haley

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
- Alex Haley

Either you deal with what is the reality,
or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.
- Alex Haley

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I look at my books the way parents look at their children.
The fact that one becomes more successful than the
others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less.
- Alex Haley

Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic.
It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar
physical characteristics.
- Alex Haley

My fondest hope is that 'Roots' may start black,
white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots.
Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall.
- Alex Haley

If every conceivable precaution is taken at first,
one is often too discouraged to proceed at all.
- Archer J. P. Martin

It is conceivable that what is unified form to the
author or composer may of necessity be formless to his audience.
- Charles Ives

The right of the people to a substantive part in the
government of the Church is recognized and sanctioned
by the apostles in almost every conceivable way.
- Charles Hodge

It is conceivable that a party might gain the majority
in parliament and claims the government for itself.
- Franz von Papen

So it's conceivable I'll do something insane,
or more insane than Dawn of the Dead.
If that's possible.
- Sarah Polley

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one
of the most vicious crimes conceivable,
a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent.
- James T. Walsh

In particular what is most important to me is the transformation
of a sound by slowing it down,
sometimes extremely, so that the inner of sound becomes a conceivable rhythm.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable...
we must be content to creep along the ground,
and never soar.
- John Henry Newman

Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.
- Spike Milligan

In an unconstitutional partnership with the state,
the church can impose the most irresistible,
if covert, controls conceivable.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

We in Congress need to support the American forces
in every conceivable way,
giving them the tools to continue to convert,
capture or kill terrorists and the time to equip the Iraqi security forces.
- Bob Inglis

Every conceivable cruel method of blackmail was used
against me to obtain by force and at all costs confessions
and statements both about comrades who had been arrested,
and about political activities.
- Ernst Thalmann

People think that because a novel's invented,
it isn't true.
Exactly the reverse is the case.
Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true,
since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened.
The novel can do that.
- Anthony Powell

America's highways, roads, bridges, are an indispensable part of our lives.
They link one end of our nation to the other.
We use them each and every day, for every conceivable purpose.
- Christopher Dodd

The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think
that Nature was made solely for their benefit,
as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set
afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
- Cyrano de Bergerac

I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities
of trying out all conceivable reactions with them,
some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house,
frightening my parents.
- Richard Ernst

My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology,
was hardly conceivable even by my own friends,
or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing,
over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing
proof of the remarkable change.
- William Banting

The time has mainly gone on getting Inform into a decent shape for public use.
I suppose the plot of 'Curses' makes a sequel conceivable when compared with,
say, the plot of 'Hamlet' but none is planned.
- Graham Nelson

As a reward for their efforts, however,
those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death,
thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified.
Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.
- Josh McDowell

To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution
of intelligent tinkering.
- Aldo Leopold

For at least another hundred years we must pretend
to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair;
for foul is useful and fair is not.
Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.
- John Maynard Keynes

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

To keep your thinking young, stay curious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb

Keep your feet firmly planted on the ground
as you reach for the stars.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact.
If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it.
- Jewel

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Keep busy - with tasks that inspire you,
motivate you, or please you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Life is a game.
Keep it light and playful.
Tease life, taunt life,
never attack life head-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Keep Searching for the Rabbit-Hole with the Magical White Rabbit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn.
- Henry David Thoreau

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance you must keep moving.
- Albert Einstein


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