Best 1 141 of Historical quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alan Furst

I invented the historical spy novel.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Orna Ross

Mr. Yeats makes great poetry out of what he calls his unhappiness about me, and he is happy in that. - Maud Gonne

By Anonym 13 Sep

Karl Mannheim

A modern theory of knowledge which takes account of the relational as distinct from the merely relative character of all historical knowledge must start with the assumption that there are spheres of thought in which it is impossible to conceive of absolute truth existing independently of the values and position of the subject and unrelated to the social context.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Abani

The truth is that History, with its imposing capital H, is simply the amalgamation of many quotidian lives lived in very ordinary ways. History is always personal. If you read Holocaust survivor or American slavery survivor narratives, you realize all too well that these great Historical moments were personal to someone at some time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Immanuel Wallerstein

I am suggesting that there is, and always has been, a rather high correlation between ethnicity and occupation/economic role throughout the various time-space zones of historical capitalism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Thatcher

Communist regimes were not some unfortunate aberration, some historical deviation from a socialist ideal. They were the ultimate expression, unconstrained by democratic and electoral pressures, of what socialism is all about. ... In short, the state [is] everything and the individual nothing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gus Hall

Socialism in America will come through the ballot box.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I think I'm too lazy a writer to do something like historical fiction. You have to do so much research. I just write what I know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zainab Salbi

I learned that victims come in all image - some raped, some witnessing an act of violence, some losing loved ones. I learned that the solutions come by both listening to the people impacted by the crisis and by learning from historical experiences in other places.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Nozick

Justice in holdings is historical; it depends upon what actually has happened. We shall return to this point later.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I always wanted to do a movie that deals with America's horrific past with slavery, but the way I wanted to deal with it is - as opposed to doing it as a huge historical movie with a capital H - I thought it could be better if it was wrapped up in genre.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Fielding

The dignity of history.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Monica Lewinsky

Well, for me, really, I think it was I wanted to try and clear up some of the misperceptions that were out there and fill in some of the historical gaps.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thucydides

Thucydides, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, he began at the moment that it broke out, believing that it would be a great war, and more memorable than any that had preceded it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Raghuram Rajan

For nearly two centuries, scholars and politicians have debated the future of capitalism. Its critics, most prominent among them Karl Marx, have seen capitalism as intrinsically unstable, full of contradictions that will lead eventually to its collapse. Its supporters see it as the best way to allocate resources and rewards. Some even hint that the democratic capitalistic society is not just a phase in the historical evolution of economic systems but its ultimate end.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Earl Jones

I happened to happened to land in a time, in the middle '60s, that without knowing it, and without being told by the history of theater - which we now see from a historical point of view was an explosive time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Monahan

On historical you take the known facts, dramatize them, and then stitch them together by invention. It's a projective thing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Amit Kalantri

Check the history, more people died for freedom than love, people need freedom before they need love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zbigniew Brzezinski

In early times, it was easier to control a million people than to kill a million. Today, it is infinitely easier to to kill a million people than to control a million.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Deeanne Gist

You could have arrived atop a wildcat and no one would have said a word. They will adore you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joyce Carol Oates

The historical Woodrow Wilson suffered from numerous complaints which we might today label as psychosomatic. Yet, Wilson did have a stroke as a relatively young man of 39 and seemed always to be ill. He was 'high-strung' - intensely neurotic - yet a charismatic personality nonetheless.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The history of science is science itself; the history of the individual, the individual.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Julian Assange

If a source gives us material that is of political, diplomatic, ethical or historical significance that has not been published before and is comprised of official documents or recordings, then we will publish it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Wilentz

Maya Jasanoff's Liberty's Exiles places the loyalist experience and the aftermath of the American Revolution in an entirely new light. Alongside the Spirit of 1776, Jasanoff gives us the Spirit of 1783, dedicated to remaking the mighty British Empire, and then offers a stunning reinterpretation of the Loyalists' complicated role in that remaking. Her meticulously researched and superbly written account is historical revision at its finest, and it affirms her place as one of the very finest historians of the rising generation.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Orna Ross

Where there’s life, there’s learning, and the truth is always calling us out of our pride. If we don’t harken, it will call louder, and throw a situation at us. A pebble at first. If we still don’t listen, we’ll get a stone. Then a rock. Then a great crashing boulder. We must learn, or die.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anthony Anderson

It takes all sorts to make a world - saints as well as soldiers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Earley

The postmodern worldview denies that there is such a thing as truth: historical, moral, or otherwise. It denies that truth exists independently of our perspectives and interests.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lillian White

She was shocked when she followed her aunt and cousin down into the city proper. The streets were crawling with people, all hurrying to and fro, mindless of one another. They brushed by with barely even a glance, stepping down into the busy roads between horse drawn buses and draymen’s carts with such confidence, seemingly oblivious that they could be run down at any moment. Children dodged in and out amongst them, ragamuffins all, some barefoot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Martha Dodd

As factual and thoughtful literature began to seep in, against the Nazis' will, and replace the reams of Nazi propaganda, I began to see the German Jew in his historical role, in his good as well as his bad light.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Thomas Jerome Baker

What is deemed as “his-story” is often determined by those who survived to write it. In other words, history is written by the victors...Now, with the help of the Roman historian Tacitus, I shall tell you Queen Boudicca’s story, her-story……

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hugh Hefner

Playboy, very clearly, from the outset, has fought against the historical repression of women. The notion that we were anywhere else simply defies the reality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edward Said

Look at situations as contingent, not as inevitable, look at them as the result of a series of historical choices made by men and women, as facts of society made by human beings, and not as natural or god-given, therefore unchangeable, permanent, irreversible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Angela Merkel

NATO needs to adapt its strategy to meet new challenges

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Boyden

Fascinating, often hilarious, always devastatingly truthful, The Inconvenient Indian is destined to become a classic of historical narrative. For those who wish to better understand Native peoples, it is a must read. For those who don't wish to understand, it is even more so.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joy Harjo

At least I've had to come to that in my life, to realize that this stuff called failure, this stuff, this debris of historical trauma, family trauma, you know, stuff that can kill your spirit, is actually raw material to make things with and to build a bridge. You can use those materials to build a bridge over that which would destroy you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marie Curie

After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ted Anthony Roberts

Then, after picking up his papers, Pierre began: “A beautiful woman can be the downfall of a gentleman . . . but the uplift of a beggar!

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Saunders

It seemed to me, in some way, especially when you're looking back at distant historical events, the "Truth" with a capital "T" is kind of the juxtaposition of all the many, many, many truths that seem true to people at the time.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Tiffany Apan

The marine underworld stretched below the ship and embodied many secrets. The disappearance of Olga had become one of the mysteries that would remain with Stefania and her family. The disappearance of her baby sister and sudden departure from her home had taught the ten-year-old that life was filled with uncertainties. But she was willing to forget that for a little while. She jumped down from the barrel and headed toward Liam, Felix, and the other shipmates. They would sing shanties and talk of the constellations, the sea, its creatures, and the legends. It would get her through another night. La Suerte was the only stability for her passengers with the infinite unknown all around them. The waters of the sea, the world below the surface, and the sky that stretched beyond the horizon was a representation of the limitless possibilities and dangers awaiting those aboard.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tina St. John

My final historical romance came out December 2005. While I enjoyed writing medieval romances, I was also dying to write something with more edge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vaclav Havel

Life cannot be destroyed for good, neithercan history be brought entirely to a halt. A secret streamlet trickles on beneath the heavy lid of inertia and pseudo-events, slowly and inconspicuously undercutting it. It may be a long process, but one day it must happen: the lid will no longer hold and will start to crack. This is the moment when something once more begins visibly to happen, something truly new and uniquesomething truly historical, in the sense that history again demands to be heard.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Murray Bookchin

I'm less influenced by any of [Karl] Marx's ideas today than I've ever been in my life, and most significantly Marx's theory of historical materialism, which I think is virtually a debris of despotism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Keen

Consensual paranoia - the pathology of the normal person who is a member of a war-justifying society - forms the template from which all the images of the enemy are created. By studying the logic of paranoia, we can see why certain archetypes of the enemy must necessarily recur, no matter what the historical circumstances.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aaron Eckhart

I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jeaniene Frost

After further introductions were made, we settled in the family room. Yes, the living room would have been nicer, but I wanted comfortable surroundings while plotting to murder one famed historical figure with another one. ~Cat

By Anonym 15 Sep

Amy Jarecki

Are ye always standing like a stallion?" His low chuckle brought another wave of gooseflesh across her skin. "Only when Ye're near.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen Fry

Mankind can live free in a society hemmed in by laws, but we have yet to find a historical example of mankind living free in lawless anarchy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Witold Walczak

The reporters are needed to validate the historical record.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Mitchell

All revolutions are the sheerest fantasy until they happen; then they become historical inevitabilities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Sisterhood cannot be assumed on the basis of gender; it must be forged in concrete historical and political practice and analysis