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    I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom.

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    I am one of those that always get accidentally guillotined when the Great Day of Liberation comes, because ... I guess ... I am full of parentheses. Revolutions can't abide parentheses.

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    I believe in permanent revolution.

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    I call not upon a few, but upon all: not on this state or that state, but on every state; up and help us; lay your shoulders to the wheel; better have too much force than too little, when so great an object is at stake.

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    I came to join the revolution, not to kill the Cambodian people. Look at me now. Am I a violent person? No. So, as far as my conscience and my mission were concerned, there was no problem.

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    I can't imagine my life without the extraordinary bebop jazz revolution in New York in late '40s and '50s.

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    I came up in the '60s; that was a time when there was a revolution going on in music. Stravinsky had become a twelve-tone composer; even Aaron Copland was writing twelve-tone pieces at that time!

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    I am now . . . on a subject, which fills me with inexpressible concern . . . . But as it has been a kind of destiny, that has thrown me upon this service, I shall hope that my undertaking it is designed to answer some good purpose.

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    Ideas are the factors that lift civilization. They create revolutions. There is more dynamite in an idea than in many bombs.

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    I didn't have a lot of independent film connections. It really took until the digital film revolution came along that I realized that I could do it myself.

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    I didn't like doing predictions. It's certainly true that right now - and this could change tomorrow - but, right now there is no clear way for Putin to lose power. There seems little chance that a street revolution could unseat him; that's just not how things are going to work in Russia. And it seems as if the very tiny number of people who control the economy and who control politics in Russia are loyal to him.

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    I don't trust any revolution where love is not allowed.

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    If all properly economic problems were solved once for all . . . the social struggle and strife would . . . [not necessarily] be reduced in amount or intensity . . . in the absence of some moral revolution which could by no means be assumed to follow in consequence of this change itself.

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    I do not regard the Keynesian revolution as a great intellectual triumph. On the contrary, it was a tragedy because it came so late. Hitler had already found out how to cure unemployment before Keynes had finished explaining why it occured.

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    If Abu Nidal is a terrorist, then so is George Washington.

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    If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would ... [be] the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.

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    I fear we may live to see another revolution.

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    If Donald Trump wins, it represents a rightist revolution in America.

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    If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms never never never!

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    If misery spelled revolt, we should have had nothing but revolt from the beginning of time. On the contrary, it is quite rare.

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    If not for John Adams leading a revolution against Great Britain...This would be the BAFTAs.

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    If our economy of freedom fails to distribute wealth as ably as it has created it, the road to dictatorship will be open to any man who can persuasively promise security to all.

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    If people understood how the economic system works, there'd be a revolution in a minute.

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    If the experience of science teaches anything, it's that the world is very strange and surprising. The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that.

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    If the poor ever feel poor as the rich do, we will have a most bloody revolution.

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    If the sexual revolution has been a medical disaster, socially it has been a catastrophe. Why do the media not report and explore the tragic results of the sexual revolution? Because many are collaborators.

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    If there be fuel prepared, it is hard to tell whence the spark shall come that shall set it on fire.

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    I feel that the social revolution of the sixties is like a revolving door that came our way, and then left. It's back again.

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    If we would understand the Scientific Revolution correctly, we should always remember that its most powerful impetus was the unremitting search for hidden divinity. As such, it is a direct descendant of the breakdown of the bicameral mind.

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    If you compromise in any kind of movement or any kind of wave of revolution, if you sort of play the game, things are gonna change far more slowly than you need them to.

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    If you do not condemn colonialism, if you do not side with the colonial people, what kind of revolution are you waging?

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    If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone.

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    If you have no drugs, then you have revolution, and then drugs will be the only thing stopping that.

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    If you read Animal Farm, you know that humans traditionally forget the reason we have revolutions in the first place.

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    If you were lost for America, there is nobody who could keep the army and the revolution [going] for six months.

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    If we trace the history of most revolutions, we shall find that the first inroads upon the laws have been made by the governors, as often as by the governed.

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    I had been brought up in a church which decides everything and permits no doubts, so that having rejected one article of faith I was forced to reject the rest.

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    I have been interested in global web-based communities and emerging technologies since the mid 80's. There is a revolution occurring in global culture at the moment, that will change everything. And it's only just beginning.

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    I have left my balls to Robespierre and my legs to Couthon. That should help the Committee of Public Safety for a while.

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    I have made speeches urging women to adopt methods of rebellion such as have been adopted by men in every revolution.

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    I have, perhaps, a slave-like constitution which is too easily restrained by bonds; it then becomes rebellious and bursts out in a comic revolution.

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    I like intersections. They're the nature of New York, and there's always the possibility that when you're at one you can meet someone new. Have I ever met anyone new at an intersection? No, but I like the idea of it. I like cities because if you're stopping on the corner to wait for a light to change, there's the possibility that you and somebody else can talk. And if you and that somebody else start to talk, then you can start to argue, and if you start to argue, you might start a revolution.

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    I have always loved the Mao cap, though I hate violent revolution.

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    I'm a let you finish, but the French Revolution had the best severed heads of ALL TIME.

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    I'm convinced that democracy cannot be exported from one country to another, like you cannot expert revolutions, ideology.

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    I'm going to stop a revolution,'' I say. I turn right, and Peter follows me.

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    In a few days, I will have them all guillotined in Paris.

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    If you end internet neutrality and permit mergers of the big information technology corporations, that's a form of rent seeking. It's part of today's political revolution.

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    I hope we have learned throughout centuries of revolution and reaction that it's really a shift in consciousness that we need. And I think there is a shift in consciousness among our human species. I think the human species is evolving, spiritually.

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    I just think we're living in a time of massive, amazing change, like the Industrial Revolution on acid.