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Defy Quotes

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I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach.
- William Cobbett

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us;
in joy we face the storm and defy it.
- Amelia Barr

I defy anyone to get a decision that quickly these days.
- Denis Norden

I am a hidden meaning made to defy.
The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny.
As living, revolutionary clay.
- Muhammad Iqbal


Defy your own group.
Rebel against yourself.
- Cathy Guisewite

I have worked really hard to defy categorization,
to break down a taxonomy whenever it comes my way.
- Rick Moody

I hate to lull the audience into letting them think
that something is something.
It's always fun to defy expectations.
- Martin Short

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I defy anyone - and I have said this to the Germans -
to build a solid,
articulated, and viable Europe without France's consent.
- Pierre Laval

There's a set of rules out there somewhere that says it all ends by 40.
I hope to be able to defy that because I truly love my work.
- Naomi Watts

The entertainment industry is encouraging young people
to defy and deceive their parents.
- Mike DeWine

I would defy people to find a more beautifully developed
character than Seven of Nine.
- Jeri Ryan

It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed,
dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry,
and by their activity and courage generally prove victors.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces,
or at least not try to defy them.
- Paul Hawken

It's now expected of me that I will defy expectation,
so I really generally seem to be free to write what I want.
- Jonathan Lethem

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him,
and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The mental act of sensation which issues in reflex
movement is so simple as to defy analysis.
- Samuel Alexander

Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction,
and morality.
Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made
her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history.
- John Shimkus

I wanted to do Playboy to get across the same ideas
I'm singing and writing about these days.
It's all about proving that a woman can defy stereotypes.
- Jody Watley

There are heads of royal families who control hereditary
fortunes that defy comprehension.
- Paul Getty

But no, had I been successful in my 20s I would have been just fine.
But it is nice to defy the odds.
- Patricia Clarkson

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us,
out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a
spirit that will thwart you,
and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you!
We defy you!
Do your worst!
- James Connolly

I have an almost complete disregard of precedent,
and a faith in the possibility of something better.
It irritates me to be told how things have always been done.
I defy the tyranny of precedent.
I go for anything new that might improve the past.
- Clara Barton

Knowing that you're the one who's been rejected,
God it makes you feel isolated.
I defy anybody not to be a bit upset.
I felt as though I'd walked into the house trailing all this baggage.
- Anthea Turner

I think that sometimes when they see me in a movie
they expect me to be something nasty.
I mean, I play a lot of villains and you show up and they think maybe...
That's why it's good to defy expectations sometimes.
- Christopher Walken

How can you defy fear? Fear is a human instinct,
just like hunger.
Whether you like it or not, you become hungry.
Similarly with fear.
But I have learned to train myself to live with this fear.
- Shirin Ebadi

Def Leppard is a rock band that can sing.
- Vivian Campbell

I met Mos Def around that time but I didn't hook up
with him until I was about 17 or 18.
- Talib Kweli

So So Def has been one of the most successful and consistent
labels in the game in the last 10 years.
- Jermaine Dupri

I signed to Def Jam and within two months,
I heard that Ja Rule was looking for someone to do a song with.
- Christina Milian

Def Leppard is obviously a different band that we are,
but the music work well tighter.
And the audiences seem work well together too.
We are opening, but we're having a good time.
- Joan Jett

I actually knew I was going to be perfect for Def Leppard,
sorry I hate to say that but I knew it.
- Vivian Campbell

People consider Black Star a great album,
and I think it's a classic album.
But the fact is, both me and Mos Def have made better albums since Black Star.
- Talib Kweli

But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more,
it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more.
- Rick Allen

There's probably a bunch of Power Stripe floating through
the Def Jam offices right now.
- Method Man

Look at music: I've always loved hiphop and rap,
and now there's this whole progressive movement,
with De La Soul and Mos Def, Common.
It's some of the best stuff around.
- Ryan Phillippe

Mos Def is one of the most creative,
intelligent human beings I've had the opportunity to work with.
He is fun.
The entire time, he would go in and out of different characters,
just for the fun of it.
Awesome energy.
- Jill Scott

And remember don't high post when you're far from home,
and high posting when you're all alone.
- Mos Def

I think that Mos Def is the best actor,
but when you talk about rappers in films,
I don't really think the quality of the acting is most
important because most rappers are put in movies because
of the personality and people want to see that.
- Morris Chestnut

I'm a hustler.
And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways
to do what I like without having to do much else.
- Mos Def

So I think hip-hop is moving and is going to continue
to move in the direction of rappers just being honest with themselves,
whether you're talking about Common and Mos Def or Nas and 50 cent.
- Talib Kweli

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

Rarely have elected leaders been so intent on defying the public will.
- Scott Brown

To hurry through the rise and fall of a fine,
full sentence is like defying the role of time in human life.
- Kenneth Clark

The young always have the same problem -
how to rebel and conform at the same time.
They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
- Quentin Crisp

Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges,
mayors and governors, who are given to change,
defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.
- David Wilkerson

Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues;
capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

All is amiss.
Love is dying, faith's defying, heart's denying.
- Richard Barnfield

It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind;
it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
- Voltaire

We insist that the international community cannot depend
on any country with weapons of mass destruction which
has relations with terrorists,
and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting
the law and of defying the international community.
- Jose Maria Aznar

Orson Welles was one of these people who was defying
everything the doctors told him he wasn't supposed to be doing.
He was really enjoying himself when he was eating what he wanted to eat.
- Eartha Kitt

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

But in action, one defies one's character.
- Daniel Bell

I like to be surprised.
The best writing is when it defies me,
when it starts going a different way than I had planned.
- Wally Lamb

It may be that everything the life science companies
are telling us will turn out to be right,
and there's no problem here whatsoever.
That defies logic.
- Jeremy Rifkin

It defies all common sense to send that roughneck ward
politician back to the White House.
- Robert Taft

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate,
when honor scorns to compromise with death -
that is heroism.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social
tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more
courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble
upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices,
and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
- Walter Lippmann

It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children,
but someone who isn't even allowed to board an airplane
in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with no questions asked.
- Carolyn McCarthy

He was so tenacious he defied the distraction of women
by refusing to have them in his presence,
just as later in life he denied his blindness by calling
for more and more candles.
- Kit Williams

I defied the machinery to make me its slave.
Its incessant discords could not drown the music of
my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough.
- Lucy Larcom

I defied nothing at all.
I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed.
It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.
- Margaret Anderson

And basically, the sense of the 'Pledge to America' is this:
Republicans understand when we were in charge,
we got fired in '06.
We spent too much money.
We defied the trust that the people had put in us.
And we know that there is a better way.
- Eric Cantor

I am pleased to be considered a 'denier' in this cause
if this puts me in the class with those who defied
prevailing 'scientific consensus' that the earth was
flat and that the earth was the not the center of the universe.
- William Lyons

Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats
of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future.
I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've
shown in making these elections so successful.
- Bill Frist

First, we could have defied both of them and could
have gone to war against both of these nations for
this violation of international law and interference with our neutral rights.
- George William Norris

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Human nature is such that people are born with a love
of profit If they follow these inclinations,
they will struggle and snatch from each other,
and inclinations to defer or yield will die.
- Xun Zi

Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought.
In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team,
I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team,
not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
- Mia Hamm

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