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I'm a preacher's kid, and we were always told,
by Gwen Ifill

I'm a preacher's kid, and we were always told,
Act right all the time, because someone's always watching.
- Gwen Ifill

Hope springs eternal, even in politics.
- Gwen Ifill

We will wait to see if it is a doozy before we decide how to cover it,
and what it all means.
- Gwen Ifill

One of the things that Africa needs,
everybody seems to agree,
is some measure of debt relief.
- Gwen Ifill

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There seems to be more abiding interest in unearthing
old memos abroad than there is here.
- Gwen Ifill

When the President was asked about global warming at
a public appearance yesterday,
he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil.
You make the connection.
- Gwen Ifill

Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they
don't ask the hard questions,
but then accused of being rude when they do.
Good thing we have tough hides.
- Gwen Ifill


 

Is it unreasonable to have proof of citizenship when
entering another country?
- Gwen Ifill

Tony Blair - good thing there are not parliamentary
elections in this country.
- Gwen Ifill

The President has launched a very agressive campaign of self-defense,
with the goal of getting Americans to buy into his
vision of America on the world stage.
- Gwen Ifill

Can't disagree with the need for a grasp of history.
- Gwen Ifill

History shows that people often do cast their votes
for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them
being the need for change.
Just ask Bill Clinton.
- Gwen Ifill

Folks who are getting their strokes in the South are
not as unhappy with Howard Dean.
You don't see anybody starting any movement to get him out of office.
- Gwen Ifill

If you start to catalog Hillary Clinton's positions between now and 2008,
we're going to have a lot of conversations because
there are a lot of places for her to go.
- Gwen Ifill

Whatever their motivations, lawmakers on both side
of the aisle have certainly discovered that immigration
is one of those issues that resonate strongly with the public.
- Gwen Ifill

The common agenda both sides seem to share is:
Whatever works.
- Gwen Ifill

A lot of Democrats are not that upset with Howard Dean.
Howard Dean gets out here and he says these inflammatory things,
and he doesn't apologize.
He doesn't back down a little bit.
- Gwen Ifill

Did I say that the President's entire job is image
management? Of course not.
- Gwen Ifill

It's been years, decades, since a president has lost
a major trade initiative.
That would be bad headlines.
- Gwen Ifill

On immigration, there are a lot of hurdles before anything
arrives at the White House.
- Gwen Ifill

Don't count out other amazing programming like Frontline.
You will still find more hours of in-depth news programming,
investigative journalism and analysis on PBS than on any other outlet.
- Gwen Ifill

We're not paying attention to the fact that Hillary
Clinton is running in 2006.
Everyone is looking to her for the future.
It's the same with anybody else who's positioning themselves.
- Gwen Ifill

People do still cheer for the President.
And some of the military audiences are more likely to cheer than others.
I have seen him speak lately in front of groups like Freedom House,
where the applause was a long time coming.
- Gwen Ifill

If it were the Clinton people, they'd be sitting around
figuring out how to pull themselves out.
Instead the president is continuing to go around the
country and peddling Social Security,
which the needle is not moving on.
- Gwen Ifill

You would like me to say that the veil will be ripped
from the voters' eyes sometime between now and November,
thereby restoring the proper version of Democracy to the House and Senate.
I won't say that, of course.
The simple reason is, I don't know.
- Gwen Ifill

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon

You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate
Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament:
with faith.
- William Faulkner

If you're a preacher, you talk for a living,
so even if you don't make sense, you learn to make nonsense eloquently.
- Andrew Young

If any man be in Christ, he's a new preacher.
The old things are passed away and all things become new.
- Russell Johnson

Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher
are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
- Sallust

The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it
will keep him from preparing himself.
- Vance Havner

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest,
the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the
sinner his justification.
- Helen Rowland

My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher.
- Billy Ray Cyrus

My father was a minister, so I was a P.K.,
a preacher's kid.
- Dorothy Malone

Sometimes I feel like I'm a preacher as well,
'cause I can really get into an audience.
- James Brown

Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an
unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer -
my father and his brother both became professors.
- Philip Warren Anderson

I know that God made the whole world in 4004 BC.
I know because my preacher told me. He's a good man.
He's even saving up all the money we give him
to go to bible college someday.
- Anonymous Humor

As a preacher of the Gospel, our late venerable Bishop must have been heard,
to form an adequate conception of his superior excellence
and commanding eloquence.
- John Strachan

Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects
something to happen-not because of the sermon,
not even because of the preacher, but because of God.
- John E. Hines

A successful woman preacher was once asked what special
obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one,
she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

One preacher turned me on, another turned me off.
- Barry White

It is a poor sermon that gives no offense;
that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
- George Whitefield

To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities:
confidence and humility.
- Timothy Radcliffe

However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and
a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
- Adam Clarke

I think Jim got screwed.
I think Jim Bakker would have been a great preacher.
Jim Bakker was very good at what he did.
- Jessica Hahn

Oh yeah, the preacher's kid has to be the baddest one.
If everyone is smoking weed, we've got to smoke crack.
If you're throwing rocks, we've got to throw bigger rocks.
- Nick Cannon

You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between
a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Yeah, Hitman I suppose is most of the time a lighter read than Preacher;
it was always going to be.
- Garth Ennis

Jim Bakker is an extremely talented preacher,
if he would just get it together.
- Jessica Hahn

Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis good works make the man.
- Eliza Cook

When I gave my life to the Lord, I thought I'd be a preacher.
- Tim LaHaye

My father was a good preacher and had a little bit of drama.
- Jayne Meadows

Their spirituality was in nature, even though Emerson
was a preacher on the pulpit,
he ended up going out into nature for direct,
face-to-face communication with God,
if you want to call all of this creation part of God.
- Story Musgrave

Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and
it's up to us to try to change it...
I feel like a preacher!
But it's really true.
I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema.
Me personally.
- Alexander Payne

I can't really put it in one sentence because although
on one hand Preacher is about faith and yes it is also about,
I suppose, the search for God, the search for faith
and the manipulation and the abuse committed by figures
in whom I suppose people have faith.
- Garth Ennis

Preacher is a book that somehow allows me time by its
settling on it's characters,
that sort of modern gothic western feel.
You're not likely to see the boat veering too far from that.
- Garth Ennis

I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's
family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best,
most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever
been my fortune to meet with,
but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I can't understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful.
If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that's not religion,
that's not helping humanity, that's organizing an army to defeat somebody.
- Mojo Nixon

My father was my main influence.
He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher,
and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his
footsteps and become a teacher.
- David Soul

To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should
believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment,
because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling;
it requires that the speaker should expect a response.
- Roland Allen

I wanted to definitely be a musician or a good preacher
or a heck of a baseball player.
I couldn't play ball too good - I hurt my finger,
and I stopped that.
I couldn't preach, and well, all I had left was getting into the music thing.
- Muddy Waters

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.
- Toni Braxton

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun.
When that happens I tell myself just to go out and
play as I did when I was a kid.
- Thomas J. Watson

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I started playing ball when I was a kid.
My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
- Kurt Russell


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