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Bob Kerrey Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bob Kerrey.

Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator,
and baseball needs a dictator.
- Bob Kerrey

There is no force more liberating than the knowledge
that you are fighting for others.
- Bob Kerrey

If you look beyond the short term violence and instability,
you do see significant activities on the part of the
Iraqi people that indicate they understand the commitment
necessary to govern themselves.
It's not clear how they will do it, but it never is.
- Bob Kerrey

It's not clear in the U.S.
at the moment, either.
We're going through another election.
- Bob Kerrey

 

The problem is you tend to look back and identify mistakes,
and as a consequence of feeling terrible about mistakes
you say you bungled this so bad,
let's get out of here.
- Bob Kerrey

I'd like to go to Cuba.
- Elian Gonzalez

Then I received support from the Government to compete for my country,
and to represent Cuba in competition.
- Alberto Juantorena

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What is interesting in this is the exchange of music
that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba,
I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another.
- Ruben Blades

Well, you know, I left Cuba as a kid when I was 6 years old back in 1971.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Cuba ought to be free and independent,
and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
- William McKinley

Our Cuba policy didn't make much sense during the Cold
War and makes even less sense now.
- Stephen M. Walt

We should never suffer Cuba to pass from the hands
of Spain to any other European power.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

The administration's attempt to keep us from selling
agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage.
Cuba is not a threat.
That is why we must do more to open Cuba -
not less.
- Max Baucus

I went to Cuba maybe eight or nine times.
- Walter Salles

I was sent down to Cuba.
Everything had been prepared with the help of Congressman Johnson and his staff.
- Erich Leinsdorf

North Americans don't understand...
that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
- Fidel Castro

I come from Cuba.
Taxes for me are no big thing.
- Tony Oliva

If you are a married man resident in Cuba,
you cannot get a passport to go to the next town without
your wife's permission in writing.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.
- Fidel Castro

When it comes to musicians, I'm like the daddy of musicians here in Cuba.
- Compay Segundo

Because he'll take me to Cuba and I don't want to go to Cuba.
- Elian Gonzalez

In Cuba we use our champions to promote the sport.
- Alberto Juantorena

I think that I've tried many times to get Cuba in my writings,
especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The only things that the United States has given to
the world are skyscrapers,
jazz, and cocktails.
That is all.
And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

Kennedy had made a mess in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
He had to do something to look good.
The Apollo program of going to the Moon was quite a goal,.
- Wally Schirra

I invested in many companies, and I'm happy this one worked.
This is capitalism.
You invest in stock, it goes up, it goes down.
You know, if you don't like capitalism,
you don't like making money with stock,
move to Cuba or China.
- Terry McAuliffe

Any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries
that sponsor terrorism to remain as members,
such as Cuba, is not real reform.
And in the past, countries such as Libya,
Iran and Syria have participated on this council.
- Michael McCaul

We go in to liberate Cuba, but Cuba still isn't free;
we don't really think through what we'll do after the
initial treaty is signed,
but we're still occupying.
There's chaos and torture and finally an outcry.
- Sarah Vowell

My grandfather was a very elegant individual.
My father also.
He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba.
In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could.
But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they
cared for how they looked.
- Andy Garcia

I think there, there also had been just before I got
to Honduras a rather spectacular capture of an arms
shipment that from Nicaragua across Honduran test,
territory destined for El Salvador and I think that
some of that equipment had been also to Cuba and the Soviet bloc.
- John Negroponte

Standing, as I believe the United States stands for
humanity and civilization,
we should exercise every influence of our great country
to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba
and give to that island once more peace,
liberty, and independence.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

The Academy Awards was an amazing night.
I know I kind of lost my mind a little bit.
I apologize for that.
That night went so fast; I can't remember what I said or what happened.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese
and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else
that has that freedom to come over here and play the game,
because I know Cuba has a very strong baseball history.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give
us was very limited when it came to building up our army,
since they didn't manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required.
So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support.
- Daniel Ortega

Now, I have big-money offers on three movies,
and I have director approval.
That's kind of scary,' he says.
'No directors have been attached.
That's a lot of pressure on me.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

She is Cuba.
If you want to love her, you have to be with her,
but you can't be with her in her current state.
It's the point of view of all exiles -
you have to leave the thing you cherish most.
- Andy Garcia

The hardest part was when I was in high school not
having a job and always being broke.
I had to get to auditions without a car.
I either took the bus or walked.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

I've never been anywhere in my life like it and I only
really noticed it when I returned to Los Angeles and then Berlin.
Everybody is much better off in these places,
there is not poverty like in Cuba, but everybody complains about things.
- Wim Wenders

I'm not a prude.
On the set, they called me 'Butt Naked.'
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

There's some new evidence that has just come out about
the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S.
soil in the '60s and how they were going to set up
Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba.
- Aaron McGruder

Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe's youth,
who had forgotten about traditional music,
who only thought of rock music, are now looking back
towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon.
- Compay Segundo

Our focus needs to be on freeing dissidents and continuing
to support the opposition movement within Cuba -
not rewarding Castro and subsidizing and strengthening his totalitarian regime.
- Mel Martinez

I would love to go back and help rebuild that country and help -
you know,
kind of like what's going on with Iraq right now.
You know, they've got a new government in place.
They're trying to rebuild the country.
I would love for that to happen in Cuba also.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Due to a big bust in Cuba, my father's business suffered badly,
so I was free to choose my own career.
I became a professional dancer, and I went on the road
and started making real money.
- Cesar Romero

Forty-two years ago, I came to America from communist
Cuba so I might have a better way of life,
a freer way of life - a more democratic way of life.
I wanted to live the American Dream where if you worked
hard and put your mind to the task,
anything was possible.
- Mel Martinez

There are roles I want that my agency might not want
me to do because of the subject matter or whatever.
Or there are roles that people won't bring to me because
they don't think I'll do it.
And that is a big strain because an actor wants to act.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

My wife and I have been together since 1986.
I graduated in '86 and she graduated in '88.
We began dating when she was 17.
Actually she turned 18 when we started kissing and stuff.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production.
It was wonderful.
He's very sharp, very sharp.
It's funny I've been asked how weird it was to have
a Brit do a church gospel movie.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

I understand it all.
I can write my own ticket for one or two movies.
But if they're not the right ones, my ticket gets yanked.
I understand that's how it works, and I'm okay with it.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

It's a director's job to tell a story and he's very
well versed in telling stories with a bit of comedy
in them and keeping the pace of the movie right and
that's exactly what he did.
He was observant of a world he didn't understand but
he told a wonderful story.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Rose, I Thrive -
Blessed With Both My Thorns and My Blooms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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