Republic Day Quotes - Page 3

Regarding ‘Ferris Bueller,’ I was in the Czech Republic once, in Prague, making a movie at the same time as Jeffrey Jones, who played the principal, who was making a different movie. The Super Bowl was going to be playing at this bar at midnight, so we decided we would go watch the Super Bowl at this bar at midnight in Prague together.

– Edie McClurg

I was reading Plato’s ‘The Republic’ at age 18, and I can’t account fully the electricity that had for me.

– Raymond Moody

But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them.

– Jean-Pierre Raffarin

You’re a sovereign as a citizen. If you’re not involved in your government, you’re not doing your job. In the long run that’s very bad for the Republic.

– Michael Novak

The American people likewise want to see enforcement first, no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is, in fact, a nation of laws.

– J. D. Hayworth

I tell fundamentalists that there is no question of them attacking our Republic’s foundations.

– Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Obama just came swiftly out of nowhere, which was a relief to those of us who care about the Republic, and at first he seemed a very good thing.

– Gore Vidal

World War II made prosperous the United States, which had been undergoing a depression for a dozen years, and made very rich those magnates and their managers who govern the republic – with many a wink – in the people’s name.

– Gore Vidal

Legislation for the Caribbean basin has led to more jobs in the Dominican Republic.

– Elliott Abrams

Dominican Republic is, is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etcetera.

– Pat Robertson

I’m a Slovak. And when I was growing up, I believed that I was Czechoslovakian because of what Russia did. They came in and took two separate countries – Slovakia and the Czech Republic – put them together as one.

– Jesse Ventura

Perhaps the great American Republic, whose interests lie in the Pacific and who has no hand in the spoliation of Africa, may someday dream of foreign possession.

– Jose Rizal

The Dominican Republic says ‘We’re black behind the ears.’ And in Mexico, ‘there’s a black grandma in the closet.’ They know, they’ve just been intermarrying for a long time. But if we did the DNA of everyone in Mexico a whole lot of people would have a whole lot of black in them.

– Henry Louis Gates

I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example. I thought that was intellectually hilarious. The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic… That to me was funny.

– Christopher Meloni

I’d always admired the intellectuals who had made the transition into politics – Mario Vargas Llosa in Peru, Vaclav Havel in the Czech Republic, Carlos Fuentes in Mexico – but I knew that many of them had failed, and in any event, I wasn’t exactly in their league.

– Michael Ignatieff

I began my journalistic career on the day Ronald Reagan was sworn in. That’s the day I showed up for work at ‘The New Republic’ magazine.

– Charles Krauthammer

I have seen and drawn dying, poisoned worlds. I published a book of drawings called ‘Death of Wood’ about one such world, on the border between the Federal Republic of Germany and what was then still the German Democratic Republic.

– Gunter Grass

In 2008, Putin’s message was, ‘We aren’t like a Central Asian republic, we aren’t going to build a personalistic regime, we will have institutions.’ This is all abolished now. The very idea of a governing party and party career, as you have in China, that didn’t work.

– Ivan Krastev

The difference is that for a soundly conceived and solidly endowed republic it takes a great deal longer for those seeds to germinate and the plants to grow.

– Robert W. Welch, Jr.

That was a pretty fine Army that we had in 1965. By 1973, it was in tatters. It was a disgrace to the country and to itself, to its own heritage, really. So it’s, you know, the Army belongs to all 307 million of us. It is our common possession, it’s our common heritage. As goes the Army, so goes the republic.

– Rick Atkinson