Quotes and Sayings about Radical



"And what's interesting about the hybrids taking off is you've now introduced electric motors to the automobile industry. It's the first radical change in automobile technology in 100 years."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Change, Technology, First, Now, Radical, Years)

"Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Crime, Evil, Radical)

"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Conservative, Day, Revolution, Radical, Will)

"As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Society, People, Conscience, Drugs, Radical)

"They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals, so they remain soft instead. The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders, not the Muslim masses."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Muslim, Leaders, Lies, May)

"You are right, but the weakness does not come from the millions of Muslims in the world. They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to speak out and to protest and to jihad."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Fear, Being, Mind, Protest, Radical, Right, Weakness, World)

"Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that!"
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Society, Community, Order, Radical)

"The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Evil, Extremes, Radical, World)

"I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else."
- Gary Becker
"I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Radical, Right, Road)

"I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Music, Painting, Radical)

"When humanness is lost the radical difference between the bodies in the pit and people walking on the street is lost."
- Edward Bond
(Related: People, Difference, Radical, Walking)

"What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Being, Question, Shakespeare)

"Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Democracy, Violence)

"I met the Radicals and we liked each other reciprocally."
- Emma Bonino
"There was no censorship of the press: in general, the War Measures Act could have been made even more radical."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: War, Act, Censorship, Radical)

"We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters can't win and steroids has put us in the position that it's OK to cheat."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Attention, Radical)

"This radical transformation of world power relationships reflects primarily in the case of both the USA and the USSR the growth of the productive forces."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Power, Growth, Radical, Relationships, World)

"The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Conservative, Nothing)

"What we're putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state... for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits."
- David Cameron
(Related: Work, Benefits, Effect, Radical, Reform, State, Welfare, Will, Years)

"Think of someone you know who's not saved but you may be afraid to share the Gospel with that person. I've found a way that's radically effective in training people to share the Gospel."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: People, May, Training)

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

"The truth is our country, our people, our liberties, and our way of life are under attack by radical Islamic terrorists who kill and destroy in the name of religion."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Life, Religion, Truth, People, Country, Name, Radical)

"A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Thought, Conservative, Man, Radical, Reason)

"Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Family, Muslim, Day, First, Pain, Post, Radical, Sorrow)

"Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Action, Countries, Debt, Difference, Radical, World)

"Let's trace the birth of an idea. It's born as rampant radicalism, then it becomes progressivism, then liberalism, then it becomes moderated conservative, outmoded, and gone."
- Powell Clayton
(Related: Idea, Conservative, Liberalism)

"As you can imagine I'm disappointed as anything that I was not selected to be the presidential running mate. And I find it continually appalling that it would be a radical thing to have a woman on the ticket."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Radical, Running, Woman)

"Our actions in the Middle East over the last 15 years have already guaranteed radical Muslims quite enough ammunition to kill Americans for the next century, even if Guantanamo did not exist."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Actions, Americans, Radical, Years)

"Radical simply means "grasping things at the root.""
- Angela Davis
(Related: Radical)

"I went over to say hi to Rob and he introduced me to Wayne and Fred. I had made a radical purchase of some brown Beatle boots. Wayne was like 'Where did you get those boots! Who is this guy?"
- Michael Davis
(Related: Radical)

"The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Americans, May, President, Radical, State, Will)

"A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image."
- Joan Didion
"The media only wants to get the view of the flaming radicals because they make better copy than those of us who are more sensible. I'm a feminist and I think I've done a lot of good."
- Betty Dodson
(Related: Media)

"Because the world is radically new, the ideal encyclopedia should be radical, too."
- Charles Van Doren
(Related: Radical, World)

"The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it."
- Ariel Durant
(Related: Change, Conservative, Radical)

"Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Power, Arguments, Name, Radical)

"And, these Islamic fundamentalists, these radical terrorists, these Middle Eastern monsters are committed to destroying the Jewish nation, driving her into the Mediterranean, conquering the world."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Driving, Nation, Radical, World)

"Just as radical heirs apparent are said to lay aside all inconvenient revolutionary opinions when they come to the throne, it was believed that Mr. Mill in Parliament would be an entirely different person from Mr. Mill in his study."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Opinions, Parliament, Radical, Study)

"What this country needs is radicals who will stay that way regardless of the creeping years."
- John Fischer
(Related: Country, Needs, Will, Years)

"The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Radical, Reputation, Years)

"In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Oil, Painting, Radical)

"I don't do a huge amount of physical activity. I play tennis, I work out sporadically, and I eat well and take care of myself."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Work, Care, Play, Tennis)

"Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows to the most radical elements of society."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Society, Cows, Radical, Terrorism)

"I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Fear, Conservative, Old, Radical)

"Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Fact, Man, Radical, Woman)

"I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Difficulty, Fool, Radical, Trying)

"Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Crisis)

"I'm a radical reformist, because between where we are and where I want to go there's a great deal of work, and I won't see the end of this."
- Susan George
(Related: Work, End, Radical, Want)

"The secular elites are so terrified of telling the truth about radical Islam. When you talk about the radical Islamists, we have got to get straight and get serious and talk about it in the right way."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Truth, Islam, Radical, Right, Talk)

"This country has always been run by elite, and it's an elitist democracy. And that's not a radical concept. It's elitist democracy. When people talk about democracy, they don't talk - really talk about participatory democracy, until the point that we get us at Election Day."
- Danny Glover
(Related: People, Country, Day, Democracy, Radical, Talk)

"To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Ideas, Character, American, Chaos, Mind, Radical, Result, Taste)

"Whenever culture has gone through a radical change, as ours has - from industrial age to information age - there are people who will deny that things have changed; they resist it and refuse to change."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Age, Change, People, Culture, Information, Radical, Will)

"Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men."
- Bede Griffiths
(Related: Men, Freedom, Obedience, Radical, Reason, Responsibility, Self)

"A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Hope, Consciousness, Crisis, Radical)

"There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Nature, Consciousness, Radical)

"The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the totality of creative energy. This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Energy, Psychology, Radical)

"An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Fear, Radical, Spirituality)

"The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty."
- Francois Guizot
(Related: Revolution, Liberty, Spirit)

"As the middle begins to feel safe enough to accept some of the so-called radical thinking, ideas move to the middle and a new edge is created."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Ideas, Radical, Thinking)

"When you look at what I've done here, you see a consistent theme of reforms which is not driven by any dogma from across the water, but a radical agenda to make sure Northern Ireland's people enjoy equal opportunities, driven by the values of social justice."
- Peter Hain
(Related: People, Values, Ireland, Justice, Radical, Water)

"For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: People, Giving, Radical, Risk, Thinking)

"Michigan is two radically different places - the North and the South which makes for good drama and contrast."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Contrast, Drama)

"And initially, a lot of companies avoid trying to make a really radical new kind of title for a new system, because that would involve learning a new machine and learning how to make the new title at the same time."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Time, Learning, Machine, Radical, Trying)

"Universal suffrage is sound in principle. The radical element is right."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Radical, Right, Sound)

"I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct)."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Thought, Conservative, Radical)

"Speed eventually neared its peak. The records forced me to work ever harder to drop a less and less time. These time trials came to feel like races, which are fun to run sporadically but not daily."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Time, Work, Fun, Trials)

"It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Wisdom, Trust, Ability, Humility, Judgment, Perspective, Reward, Tolerance)

"The functions of these elders, therefore, determine the power of the people; for a representative is one chosen by others to do in their name what they are entitled to do in their own persons; or rather to exercise the powers which radically inhere in those for whom they act."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Power, People, Act, Exercise, Name)

"Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe."
- John Andrew Holmes
(Related: Society, Radical)

"No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Optimism, Christian, Christianity, Radical)

"In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives."
- Henry James
(Related: Museums)

"To be radical, an empiricism must neither admit into its constructions any element that is not directly experienced, nor exclude from them any element that is directly experienced."
- William James
(Related: Radical)

"Doing something like that, quite radically changing your approach to sound in one go, could leave you high and dry. It's happened before where people have changed direction and then everyone's stopped liking their music."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Music, People, Direction, Sound)

"Unless things change radically, President Bush will be the first President since Herbert Hoover to have presided over a net loss of jobs during his administration."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Change, First, Jobs, Loss, President, Will)

"And that Newman wasn't, and yet to me Pollock is just as radical and unlike Expressionism as Newman."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Radical)

"Pollock looks unusual and radical even now."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Now, Radical)

"It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Family, Marriage, Time, Truth, Military, Radical)

"We've just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we're happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: Time, Act, Balance, Being, Radical)

"There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them."
- Peter King
(Related: People, Islam, Radical)

"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Conservative, Radical, Right, Wrong)

"But we can also take the radical view that the test of an economy has to do with the extent to which it is providing everybody with a decent means of living."
- David Korten
(Related: Economy, Living, Radical)

"The time draws near, when a radical change must take place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Change, Time, Management, Diplomacy, Radical, World)

"I have equal contempt for both left and right radicals."
- Aleksandr Lebed
(Related: Contempt, Right)

"When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Truth, People, Radical)

"Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Change, Life, Conscience, Radical)

"The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Science, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

"There needs to be radical development in equality law to create the environment to allow women to stay in work."
- Ken Livingstone
(Related: Equality, Women, Work, Development, Environment, Law, Needs, Radical)

"It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Time, Fun, Musicians, Radical)

"By the time I came down from Yale, I was already more radicalized and had begun to read New Masses."
- Albert Maltz
(Related: Time)

"America and its allies are engaged in a war against a terrorist movement that spans all corners of the globe. It is sparked by radical ideologues that breed hatred, oppression, and violence against all of their declared enemies."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: War, America, Enemies, Hatred, Oppression, Radical, Violence)

"He who does not see things in their depth should not call himself a radical."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Radical)

"A genuine man goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Man, Radical)

"Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He's way, way out, doing things you never expect."
- Brian May
(Related: Time, Guitar)

"Then I came up with this crazy idea just to walk out on the stage with no band at all and just start singing whatever came to mind. I actually fought the idea for a while because it seemed almost too radical, but it became obvious what I was supposed to be doing."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Idea, Mind, Obvious, Radical, Singing)

"We began as restless and radical. Remember the spirit of 1997, but by the end of our time in office we had lost our way."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Time, End, Office, Radical, Spirit)

"The radical right is so homophobic that they're blaming global warming on the AIDS quilt."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Global warming, Radical, Right)

"The existing system will be quickest and most radically overthrown by the annihilation of its exponents. Therefore, massacres of the enemies of the people must be set in motion."
- Johann Most
(Related: People, Enemies, Will)

"I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved. Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view, radically different from the last."
- George Murray
(Related: Change, Books)

"I don't think you can rely on Iran. I don't think you can rely on other radicals like the Taliban. They dispatched Al Qaida to bomb New York and Washington. What were they thinking? Were they that stupid? They weren't stupid. There is an irrationality there, and there is madness in this method."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Madness, Thinking, Washington)

"At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Architecture, Time, Computer, Present, World)

"Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus. I could relate to the hero."
- Alex North
(Related: Being, Old, Radical)

"I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version."
- Oliver North
(Related: Truth)

"The advancement of all sciences, especially where there has been such a radical change, have been attended with persecution."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Change, Persecution, Radical)

"Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Politics, Society, America, Example, Radical, Responsibility, World)

"There is a group of individuals who are radical jihadists. We need to call them by name. They believe it is OK to kill people in the name of their religion. It is not all of Islam. It is not all Muslims. But there is a subgroup who believe it is OK. In fact, it is their plan and design to kill people."
- Tim Pawlenty
(Related: Design, Religion, People, Islam, Fact, Name, Radical)

"A man's character never changes radically from youth to old age. What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics which have not been obvious to the superficial observer."
- Hesketh Pearson
(Related: Age, Character, Circumstances, Man, Obvious, Old, Youth)

"The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: War, History, Doctrine, Iraq, President, Radical)

"I don't consider myself to be that radical a thinker."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Radical)

"I want to be radical on the inside, but not on the outside."
- Jeremy Piven
(Related: Radical, Want)

"It is this power structure which the Radical Right in the United States has been attacking for years in the belief that they are attacking the Communists."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Power, Belief, Radical, Right, states, United, Years)

"It is only in the fundamentalist religions that women are relegated to second class. Radical Evangelicals, Muslims, and Jews all have the same view of women."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Women, Class, Radical)

"Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Development, Islam, Living, Radical)

"I think Dilbert is actually a radical strip."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Radical)

"The Cross is the approbation of our existence, not in words, but in an act so completely radical that it caused God to become flesh and pierced this flesh to the quick; that, to God, it was worth the death of his incarnate Son."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Death, Son, God, Act, Existence, Quick, Radical, Words, Worth)

"The battleground has been moderates of all faith traditions in all the countries of the world against the radicals of all faith traditions in all parts of the world."
- Feisal Abdul Rauf
(Related: Faith, Countries, Traditions, World)

"Every time I've moved, my work has changed radically."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Time, Work)

"No question about that, the radicals are in charge."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Question)

"Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Mankind, Radical)

"Radical conservatives want to police bedrooms."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Police, Radical, Want)

"The silent majority really is a liberal majority, even though the word liberal has taken a real beating over the last 20 years by radical conservatives."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Liberal, Majority, Radical, Word, Years)

"I wish it were simply a nightmare, but I think that any reasonable person watching American politics would come to the conclusion that a second Bush administration would in fact incorporate a more radicalized version of what we've seen in the first administration."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Politics, American, Fact, First)

"If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning glory of the nineteenth century, they will soon discover their egregious mistake."
- George Ripley
(Related: Mistake, Glory, Literary, Radical, Will)

"I support this war on terror and the war on radical Islam."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: War, Islam, Radical, Support, Terror)

"I am much more radical in my beliefs than my products represent me to be."
- Isabella Rossellini
(Related: Beliefs, Radical)

"A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Conservative)

"Alinsky's 1971 book, "Rules for Radicals," is a favorite of the Obamas. Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention. One Alinsky tactic is to "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." That's what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Favorite)

"By the end, everybody had a label - pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary."
- Jerry Rubin
(Related: End, Liberal, Radical)

"The idea that UN commitments should be followed by action is indeed a radical one, especially for the United States, where wilful neglect of its own commitments is the rule."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Idea, Action, Neglect, Radical, states, United)

"The cornerstone of the political correctness that dominates campus culture is radical feminism."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Culture, Feminism, Radical)

"Many professors are Marxists or other varieties of radicals who hate America."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: America, Hate)

"Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Ideology, Nationalism, Radical)

"The radical elements in Islam are very dangerous."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Islam, Radical)

"The opportunities which the present position open up for a lasting and radical solution of the most vexing problem of the Jewish state are so far-reaching as to take one's breath away."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Open, Present, Radical, Solution, State)

"I'm 0 for 3 with marriage - the scoreboard doesn't lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Marriage, Lie, Heart, Bible, Will)

"Well, let's assume the world is linear. If we required a certain amount of troops per 25,000 population in the Balkans, if the world is not radically different, something of the same extent is going to be needed in Iraq."
- Eric Shinseki
(Related: Iraq, Population, Troops, World)

"Activating oxygen can produce compounds called radicals that put oxidative stress on cells. Such stress could ultimately lead to cancer and other diseases."
- John Simon
(Related: Cancer, Stress)

"In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Leading, Newspapers, Radical, Theories)

"I'm as radical as libertarians come."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Radical)

"Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Failure, Judgment, Radical, Sensibility, Wrong)

"Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don't need to imagine it. It's called the United States of America."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: America, Population, Promise, Radical, states, United)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Liberal, Play, Radical, Rules, Today, Years)

"Radical surgery is never fun."
- Brent Spiner
(Related: Fun, Radical)

"No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Women, Work, Home, Conservative, Labor, Liberal, Man, Office, Play, Radical)

"I think it's important that people think about what they are doing and that includes what they are eating. I am 61 now and attitudes towards drinking and driving have changed radically since I was a student. People change their notion of what is responsible. They will increasingly ask about the carbon content of their food."
- Nicholas Stern
(Related: Change, Food, People, Content, Drinking, Driving, Eating, Now, Will)

"I know that doesn't sound very radical and webby of me to say that but I think the New York Times is important. I also think there's an occasional piece that will pop out."
- David Talbot
(Related: Radical, Sound, Will)

"Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Islam, Radical)

"We have to fight radical Islam wherever it exists. It's in Afghanistan, it's in Saudi Arabia, throughout the Middle-East in big numbers and it's in the United States."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Islam, Afghanistan, Fight, Numbers, Radical, states, United)

"I wouldn't call it radical; I would call it enthusiasm for progress."
- John Templeton
(Related: Progress, Enthusiasm, Radical)

"If my duty does involve heralding His law in every arena, then the Church in America is failing radically today."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Church, America, Duty, Law, Today)

"I grew up in a culturally radical home, where strong emotions were forbidden."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: Home, Emotions, Forbidden, Radical)

"No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time - the Depression, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, the spring of 1989 in China. These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Time, War, Civil rights, Depression, Events, Spring, Vietnam, World, World war)

"Another symptom of progress toward the Singularity: ideas themselves should spread ever faster, and even the most radical will quickly become commonplace."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Progress, Ideas, Radical, Will)

"Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low, especially when all the radical ideas were making sense and things were starting to click."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Ideas, Fun, Radical, Sense)

"Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book 'Rules for Radicals,' by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods."
- Jon Voight
(Related: Cunning, Fool)

"I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Europe, Freedom, Radical, Rest, World)

"The violent radicals do not legitimately represent the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Majority, World)

"In the first years after the systemic transition, our screens showed American entertainment that had not been available before, or had been available only sporadically."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: American, Entertainment, First, Years)

"The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Society, People, Vision, Loneliness, Radical)

"It has now become a very common sentiment, that there is some deep and radical wrong somewhere, and that legislators have proved themselves incapable of discovering, or, of remedying it."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Deep, Legislators, Now, Radical, Sentiment, Wrong)

"Radical constructivism, thus, is radical because it breaks with convention and develops a theory of knowledge in which knowledge does not reflect an 'objective' ontological reality."
- Paul Watzlawick
(Related: Knowledge, Radical, Reality, Theory)

"There are several such issues where I have departed radically from the Republican orthodoxy."
- William Weld
(Related: Republican)

"But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict, unlike any experienced by our nation before: we face an enemy that is not a state."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Conflict, Enemy, Nation, Radical, State)

"Radical Islamic fundamentalists harbor contempt for our democratic way of life and, given the opportunity, will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal of bringing our country to its knees."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Goal, Contempt, Country, Nothing, Radical, Will)

"I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Leadership, People, Act, Now, Radical, Right)

"I have to think that I think it's always been a horse race between this administration's temporary political acumen and their completely, utterly, totally bankrupt policies. And they're coming home to roost. It was always a question of time. These guys aren't conservative. These guys are radicals."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Home, Time, Conservative, Question, Race)

"At some point we must realize that actively defending against radical Islamic teachings is not a matter of cultural relativity. It is a matter of universally recognized human rights."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Radical, Relativity)

"Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims. This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Truth, People, Feelings, First, Radical, Worry, Yesterday)

"To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing."
- Raymond Williams
(Related: Hope, Despair, Radical)

"Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Marriage, God, Faithfulness)

"If a radical devolution of powers was possible, it would have been done before. The assumption of states' rights is gone. There's no support for it in the Supreme Court and there's no support for it in public opinion."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Court, Rights, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Radical, states, Support)

"I don't believe that recordings should sound radically better than the artist, I think that's dishonest. For example, I'm not a great singer but if I spent enough time tweaking my vocals, I could sound like one. But I don't, what you hear is pretty much what I sing."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Time, Artist, Example, Pretty, Sound)

"By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far; by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough; by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all."
- Woodrow Wilson
"Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Life, Men, College, Conservative, Past, Popular)

"The environment doesn't change that radically. You are still going to go home at night and NBC is going to be there, ABC and CBS will still be there."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Change, Home, Environment, Night, Will)

"Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Society, Heart, Radical, Style, Traditions)

"I am a radical."
- Carter G. Woodson
(Related: Radical)

"First, we have to find a common vocabulary for energy security. This notion has a radically different meaning for different people. For Americans it is a geopolitical question. For the Europeans right now it is very much focused on the dependence on imported natural gas."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: People, Americans, Dependence, Energy, First, Meaning, Now, Question, Right, Security, Vocabulary)

"So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Society, Morality, Ideas, American, Quiet)

"We must make a radical turn, at 360 degrees."
- Todor Zhivkov
(Related: Radical)

"But as a German - and I am German-born - we Germans are condemned once again to be radical revisionists."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: Radical)