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Neil Abercrombie Quotes

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Western concepts of ownership and privatization came
in and clashed with that.
So land began to be exchanged.
- Neil Abercrombie

There was a queen that was overthrown here.
So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly
grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii,
and I set out at once to try to fit in.
- Neil Abercrombie

You're talking serious money already in the bank,
and millions of dollars coming in every year.
- Neil Abercrombie

I remember saying to the chairman after serving the first year,
"Why are we doing this? Why don't the Hawaiians have control?" "Well,
we have no mechanism to do it," I was told.
- Neil Abercrombie

 

When there wasn't any money involved,
for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn.
But now the land, supposedly worthless,
is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.
- Neil Abercrombie

So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank,
all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination,
in who's really going to administer this stuff.
- Neil Abercrombie

Land in Hawaii is money.
What I'm talking about here is ceded land -
land that belonged to the kingdom and was ceded to
the republic and then to the state when we achieved statehood.
- Neil Abercrombie

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Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately
and exploited for private interests,
and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas
that land should be utilized in common for the good of all.
- Neil Abercrombie

So there's always been this clash between what is the public good -
that which belongs to all of us in common -
and what can be exploited for a private interest.
- Neil Abercrombie

A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands,
and lease money was paid for that.
So the state's collecting lease money because all of
a sudden "worthless" land now has an airport on it.
- Neil Abercrombie

What do I think of Western civilization?
I think it would be a very good idea.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly
being appreciated by the Western media;
especially France was very good,
and Switzerland was very good.
- Milos Forman

But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted
Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes
of the West and Western media.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Any story that Billy Wilder told, you can tell in a Western.
- Lawrence Kasdan

Western art is built on the biographical passion of one artist for another.
- Jim Dine

I had been raised on country and western in Missouri.
But gospel was great.
- Steve Cropper

Western man is schizophrenic.
- J. B. Priestley

When the truth is that there would be no great Western music,
and certainly no decent choral repertoire,
without the Catholic faith.
- Richard Morris

You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism,
is a sign of one representing the community,
it's not unique at all.
- Joseph Jarman

Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes
as much as by material constraints.
- Naomi Wolf

So I learnt a few country western songs,
I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff,
which nobody else did that, I don't know why.
- John Fahey

The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation
in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation.
- Akihito

You should not do this, Comrade.
We are only in the introductory stage yet,
here in Western Europe.
And in that stage it is better to encourage the fighters than the rulers.
- Herman Gorter

As the first Member of Congress from western Washington
to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years,
I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community.
- Rick Larsen

What most people didn't realize in the Western countries
is that here its not a question of having supporters,
its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations.
- Imran Khan

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition
into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it,
without anything just repeated patterns,
musical patterns.
- Terry Riley

Western countries in particular can today no longer
be separated from Muslim societies,
because they have them within themselves.
They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck

In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism
leads a saturnalia of "freedom,"
like a bastard brother of reform.
- Wyndham Lewis

This freedom of political discussion on the highest
level is something which Western civilization has in
common with that of classical antiquity,
but with no other.
- Christopher Dawson

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions
is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
- Omar Bongo

A suggestion had been made to me looking toward a professorship in some Western college,
but after due consideration, I declined to consider the matter.
- Simon Newcomb

I'd really love to play a real-life country and western singer.
- David Keith

I'm from Texas, and I would love to do an old-fashioned gun-slinging Western.
- Jensen Ackles

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia

Almost every other Western in the last ten years has failed,
since Dances with Wolves.
- Lawrence Kasdan

Japan is an important ally of ours.
Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity,
60 percent of the GNP, two countries.
That's a statement in and of itself.
- Dan Quayle

I believed that English-speaking people had a divine
mission to civilize the world by making it western,
democratic and Christian.
- Luke Ford

Western Buddhists in many ways are much serious Buddhists than Tibetans are.
- Richard Gere

Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character,
and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years,
these are portrayed as awful figures.
- Michael Novak

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
- Octavio Paz

Western States keep playing with, and around,
Russia.
- Aslan Maskhadov

The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished,
so far as our domestic development was concerned,
by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
- Herbert Croly

The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western
powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank,
even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Because people of color will definitely,
definitely become the power base in the Western Hemisphere.
- Edward James Olmos

And, granted, for a long time, the European has been
dominant in certain parts of this Western Hemisphere,
but by the end of the 21st century, it's over.
- Edward James Olmos

The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the
totality of creative energy.
This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology.
- Stanislav Grof

In the latter half of the last century the impact of
the expanding influence of Western culture and economic
system brought about in China a severe conflict.
- Chen Ning Yang

We have become the charnel house of the Western World.
- William Kunstler

Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates,
but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of
a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely,
extremely low.
- Aldrich Ames

Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling
arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries.
- Terry Southern

Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself.
It's probably more Western than U.S.
per se.
- David Foster Wallace

In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune,
whose name was Merton.
- Thomas Day

I was paid to read Western economic texts.
In a way, the regime paid for their own undermining.
- Vaclav Klaus

Science has done more for the development of western
civilization in one hundred years than Christianity
did in eighteen hundred years.
- John Burroughs

Much of the social history of the Western world,
over the past three decades, has been a history of
replacing what worked with what sounded good.
- Thomas Sowell

Western history has been a history of deed done,
actions performed and results achieved.
- Arthur Erickson

But I never worked with a northern horse before.
They are very different from western horses.
- Julie Benz

I never was a person who wanted a handout.
I was a cafeteria worker.
I'm not too proud to ask the Best Western manager to give me a job.
I have cleaned homes.
- Shirley Jackson

Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific
attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a
phenomenon in order to analyze them.
- Arthur Erickson

The present aristocracy of western culture,
at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world,
is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country.
- John Desmond Bernal

When I was three years old I was taken with my family
to a little town in Western Minnesota,
where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten.
- Mary MacLane

I, for one, begin with intent.
There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent
to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America.
- Tommy Franks

What does it mean with regard to tactics,
this fact that the proletariat of Western Europe stands all alone:
that it has no prospect of any help whatsoever from any other class?
- Herman Gorter

Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of
the Western world known as the American mind.
- Florence King

Part of the western movement is this desire that we,
Americans, have to keep pressing on.
- Beau Bridges

The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families,
but also those in other cultures and the changes in
family structure during the past several centuries.
- Gary Becker

If you want to send a message, try Western Union.
- Frank Capra

The Western genre is certainly something with which I'm familiar.
- Keith Carradine

My personal political convictions are rooted in the
populist political traditions of western Canada.
- Preston Manning


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