Best 538 of Privilege quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Susan Sarandon

Everyone has a responsibility towards this larger family of man, but especially if you're privileged, that increases your responsibility." (The Power of One: Belief.net Interview; July 2005)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Wayne Gretzky

It's an honour and a thrill and a privilege just to play in the NHL.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Hector Tobar

She would speak her story in Spanish and la señora Maureen would tell hers in English; it was obvious to her that the two languages did not carry equal weight.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aleksandar Hemon

The privilege of a middle-class, stable, bourgeois life is that you can pretend that you are not complicated and project yourself as a solid, uncomplicated person, with refined life goals and achievements.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anton Cermak

He doesn't like my name... Of course we couldn't all come over on the Mayflower... But I got here as soon as I could, and I never wanted to go back, because to me it is a great privilege to be an American citizen.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dennis Lehane

The only people who ask questions like, ‘Did he want to be something besides a bartender,’ are people who can become whatever they want. The rest of us are just Americans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanna Newsom

Families of privilege and money would have harps in their parlors, and their cultured daughters would learn to play. It's got such a strange history. But that wasn't the context that I learned it in, so the inherent friction between that history and the more humanist folk-y history wasn't in my conscience at all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Donald Trump

I wanna thank everybody - I wanna thank everybody in this room. And it's a privilege to be here this morning with you. So many distinguished members of our services, and that's really what you are, very, very highly distinguished members.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ai Weiwei

[Being unique] gives so much privilege to people who can make it, rather than having some moral and aesthetic discussions.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

Those with unearned privileges often spin things as 'political correctness' to further silence those they wish to oppress.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Ben-veniste

You can assert a fifth amendment privilege and not testify. But if you go in and swear to tell the truth, then you better do it. Otherwise, if a prosecutor finds that you have testified in a way that is factually incorrect and you had reason to know that it was factually incorrect, then you're guilty of perjury.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dashanne Stokes

When you've grown up mis-educated, surrounded by fear and hate, unaware of your privilege, lies can sound like the truth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aristotle

In the case of some people, not even if we had the most accurate scientific knowledge, would it be easy to persuade them were we to address them through the medium of that knowledge; for a scientific discourse, it is the privilege of education to appreciate, and it is impossible that this should extend to the multitude.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Junot Diaz

We all know that there are language forms that are considered impolite and out of order, no matter what truths these languages might be carrying. If you talk with a harsh, urbanized accent and you use too many profanities, that will often get you barred from many arenas, no matter what you’re trying to say. On the other hand, polite, formal language is allowed almost anywhere even when all it is communicating is hatred and violence. Power always privileges its own discourse while marginalizing those who would challenge it or that are the victims of its power.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peggy Mcintosh

Power from unearned privilege can look like strength when it is in fact permission to escape or to dominate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barry Eichengreen

American consumers and investors could acquire foreign goods and companies without their government having to worry that the dollars used in their purchases would be presented for conversion into gold. Instead those dollars were hoarded by central banks, for which they were the only significant source of additional international reserves. America was able to run a balance-of-payments deficit “without tears,” in the words of the French economist Jacques Rueff. This ability to purchase foreign goods and companies using resources conjured out of thin air was the exorbitant privilege of which French Finance Minister Valéry Giscard d’Estaing so vociferously complained.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Warren Zevon

Speaking as one who has abused privilege a long time, I tell you, it's great to be alive.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Noel Ignatiev

Whiteness is not a culture. There is Irish culture and Italian culture and American culture - the latter, as Albert Murray pointed out, a mixture of the Yankee, the Indian, and the Negro (with a pinch of ethnic salt); there is youth culture and drug culture and queer culture; but there is no such thing as white culture. Whiteness has nothing to do with culture and everything to do with social position. It is nothing but a reflection of privilege, and exists for no reason other than to defend it. Without the privileges attached to it, the white race would not exist, and the white skin would have no more social significance than big feet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Sotomayor

As difficult an environment as the DA's Office could be, I saw no overarching conspiracy against women. The unequal treatment was usually more a matter of old habits dying hard.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Wynton Marsalis

I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don't want to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Hart

Never complain about growing old... Some never have the privilege.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jamie Arpin-ricci

Willingly embracing the emptiness of the tomb is more difficult for those of us in places of privilege. We have so much “stuff,” so many activities and endless sources of distraction and busyness to fill any potential emptiness, that our pretense is better fortified against any attempts to expose it, whether through circumstance or intentionality. This is why, in part, Jesus speaks so strongly against the love of money. He did not demonize money itself, but recognized how easily we become enslaved to a different master, in bondage to mammon, instead of following Christ in loving service of God and others.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

He was left-leaning and well-meaning, crippled by his acknowledgement of his own many privileges. He never allowed himself to have an opinion. 'Yes, I see what you mean,' he said often.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ampersand

Privilege is driving a smooth road and not even knowing it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

David Graeber

Women everywhere are always expected to continually imagine what one situation or another would look like from a male point of view. Men are almost never expected to do the same for women. So deeply internalized is this pattern of behavior that many men react to any suggestion that they might do otherwise as if it were itself an act of violence.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jonathan Evison

I don't like it,' said Pigott. 'This is a well-established neighborhood. These families go back generations.' 'Don't all families go back generations?

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Fowles

Stop thinking about class, she'd say. Like a rich man telling a poor man to stop thinking about money.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Simone De Beauvoir

Men’s economic privilege, their social value, the prestige of marriage, the usefulness of masculine support—all these encourage women to ardently want to please men. They are on the whole still in a state of serfdom. It follows that woman knows and chooses herself not as she exists for herself but as man defines her. She thus has to be described first as men dream of her since her being-for-men is one of the essential factors of her concrete condition.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joan Didion

Privilege" is something else. "Privilege" is a judgment. "Privilege" is an opinion. "Privilege" is an accusation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marguerite Gardiner

The infirmities of genius are often mistaken for its privileges.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jonathan R. Miller

You are not responsible for the past, but insofar as you do nothing, you are complicit in the present created by it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chris Galford

Duty and honor are oft enough realm only for those with security to afford them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Will

Stalin's henchman Molotov, 96, died old and in bed, a privilege he helped to deny to millions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arthur Helps

The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I know that there are no limits to which the powers of privilege will not go to keep the workers in slavery

By Anonym 13 Sep

Martin Firrell

Ageing is a privilege not a predicament.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Terry Pratchett

That's the way it was. Privilege, which just means 'private law.' Two types of people laugh at the law; those that break it and those that make it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Finkelstein

People are motivated by the desires for privilege, for power, for profit. Those are not shocking revelations. Anyone who's had any experience in life knows these things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Anti

More and more Chinese intend to embrace freedom of speech and human rights as their birthright, not some imported American privilege.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Auberon Waugh

The price of privilege is eternal vigilance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Waters

Good food should be a right not a privilege.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

To my friends in Iran, I apologize for President Trumps aggressiveness. I have it assessed as the nasty side effects of billionaire white privilege.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Roxanne Gay

We should be able to say, "This is my truth," and have that truth stand without a hundred clamoring voices shouting, giving the impression that multiple truths cannot co-exist. Because at some point, doesn't privilege become beside the point?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Noam Chomsky

U.S. international and security policy . . . has as its primary goal the preservation of what we might call "the Fifth Freedom," understood crudely but with a fair degree of accuracy as the freedom to rob, to exploit and to dominate, to undertake any course of action to ensure that existing privilege is protected and advanced.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Tim Wise

Genealogy itself is something of a privilege, coming far more easily to those of us for whom enslavement, conquest, and dispossession of our land has not been our lot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Connery

I just think the most difficult thing to displace is privilege.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dhonielle Clayton

As writers we have been given the great privilege to create something that gives people a space to explore who they are.” —@brownbookworm

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel Johnson

To excite opposition and inflame malevolence is the unhappy privilege of courage made arrogant by consciousness of strength.

By Anonym 18 Sep

James Agee

The ability to try to understand existence, the ability to try to recognize the wonder and responsibility of one's own existence, the ability to know even fractionally the almost annihilating beauty, ambiguity, darkness, and horror which swarm every instant of every consciousness, the ability to try to accept it, or the ability to try to defend one's self, or the ability to dare to try to assist others; all such as these, of which most human beings are cheated of their potentials, are, in most of those who even begin to discern or wish for them, the gifts or thefts of economic privilege, and are available to members of these leanest classes only by the rare and irrelevant miracle of born and surviving 'talent.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Antonio Villaraigosa

The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come... It's an honor and a privilege. I was called and I've got to be here.