Complicity Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 77 Quotes About Complicity

#1. If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#2. All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty. - Author: Barbara Amiel
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#3. I presume my work has also always been about reduction without any distraction or after effects, outside emotions, or intimacy or complicity with the subject ... - Author: Hedi Slimane
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#4. I had given up the church, more because of its complicity with slavery than from a full understanding of the foolishness of its creeds. - Author: Lucy N. Colman
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#5. The socialist countries have the moral duty of liquidating their tacit complicity with the exploiting countries of the West. - Author: Che Guevara
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#6. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. - Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
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#7. Our conviction that we are free to choose what we make of a photograph hides the complicity to which we are recruited in the very act of looking. - Author: Victor Burgin
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#8. The story of U.S. policy during the genocide in Rwanda is not a story of willful complicity with evil. U.S. officials did not sit around and conspire to allow genocide to happen. - Author: Samantha Power
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#9. I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity. - Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun
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#10. Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the opressor. - Author: Ginetta Sagan
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#11. Kershaw did not minimise the historical role played by his insane, ideological fixations, but he did illustrate that without the readiness of many people to work for the man in charge, there would have been no way he could have achieved his murderous aims. - Author: Volker Ullrich
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#12. To take a picture is to have an interest in things as they are, in the status quo remaining unchanged, to be in complicity with whatever makes a subject interesting, worth photographing-including, when that is the interest, another person's pain or misfortune. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#13. In the very recent past, we have seen the Church of Rome befouled by its complicity with the unpardonable sin of child rape, or, as it might be phrased in Latin form, no child's behind left. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#14. He was at his own request and through his own complicity driven out of all his happinesses one after the other; and he had this sorrow, that after having lost Cosette wholly in one day, he was afterwards obliged to lose her again in detail. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#15. Now, the other pillar of Israeli power - Western support and complicity - is starting to crack. We must do all we can to push it over. - Author: Ali Abunimah
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#16. Thus the rigid North-South interpretation of the Civil War conceals - and is intended to conceal - the active complicity of Democrats across the country to save, protect, and even extend the peculiar institution. - Author: Dinesh D'Souza
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#17. The waterfall winks at every passerby. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#18. Money talks. It starts rumors about careers and complicity and speaks of the tragedies and triumphs of our social lives. - Author: Barbara Kruger
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#19. Not only do the oppressed lose nothing when people of conscience boycott institutions that are persistently complicit in the system of oppression; in fact, they gain enormously from the ultimate weakening of this complicity that an effective and sustained boycott leads to. - Author: Omar Barghouti
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#20. Have I, have you, been too silent? Is there an easy crime of silence? - Author: Carl Sandburg
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#21. I never use a telephoto lens. I need to be close to people. I need their complicity; I need them to be aware that I am there taking their picture. I hate paparazzi. - Author: Graciela Iturbide
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#22. I think "post-racial" is a dangerous trap. You can fall into complacency and give your complicity a much more dangerous character. - Author: Allan Boesak
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#23. My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that; it's the way one is raised. - Author: Colin Firth
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#24. In my view the European culture carries a very heavy responsibility for the creation of Israel ... it is a product of both British and Stalin's anti- Semitism, but the British never faced their own complicity in its construction. - Author: Tom Paulin
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#25. We try and map boundaries, and to string fence - we try to set up a border between life and death, between man and nature, and complicity versus innocence. But the truth is, there is no complicity, there is no innocence; and there is no death, there is only life. - Author: Rick Bass
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#26. You didn't understand what he was saying, until he kissed you. It was a kiss of such complicity, of such uncomplicated sympathy, that you felt for the first time not alone in your suffering. - Author: Sarah Hall
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#27. At what point, I wondered, does silence become complicity? - Author: David Liss
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#28. The true feeling of sex is that of a deep intimacy, but above all of a deep complicity. - Author: James Dickey
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#29. Ruy-Sanchez's works of fiction are always amazing: adventure, poetry and intelligence in a new geometry of words ... His writing has nerve and agility, his intelligence is sharp without being cruel, his mood is sympathetic without complicity. - Author: Octavio Paz
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#30. You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#31. In Congo, a slashed jungle quickly becomes a field of flowers, and scars become the ornaments of a particular face. Call it oppression, complicity, stupefaction, call it what you like, it doesn't matter. Africa swallowed the conqueror's music and sang a new song of her own. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#32. If global warming is not contained, the West will face a choice of a refugee crisis of unimaginable proportions, or direct complicity in crimes against humanity. - Author: George Monbiot
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#33. The immiseration of the majority is an integral part of the Free World package for the Third World, the unsavory aspects of the package - the terror, the direct spoilation of people and resources, and western complicity - must be rationalized and, as far as possible, kept under the rug. - Author: Edward S. Herman
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#34. However spontaneous it seems, laughter always implies a kind of secret freemasonry, or even complicity, with other laughers, real or imaginary. - Author: Henri Bergson
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#35. This isn't fair, he would think in those moments. This isn't friendship. It's something, but it's not friendship. He felt he had been hustled into a game of complicity, one he never intended to play. - Author: Hanya Yanagihara
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#36. Silence is complicity. Speak now or surrender your ground. - Author: Michelle Malkin
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#37. The taste for worst-case scenarios reflects the need to master fear of what is felt to be uncontrollable. It also expresses an imaginative complicity with disaster. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#38. it was Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves, not John Brown. In 1859, John Brown was hanged, with federal complicity, for attempting to do by small-scale violence what Lincoln would do by large-scale violence several years later - end slavery. - Author: Howard Zinn
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#39. Drug use, within entire teams continues unabated. It is planned and deliberate cheating, with complex methods, sophisticated substances and techniques, and the active complicity of doctors, scientists, team officials and riders. There is nothing accidental about it. - Author: Richard Pound
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#40. We will feel conviction about the things we create only if we keep discovering, within those creations, new reasons for wanting them to be that way. - Author: William L. Hubbard
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#41. The task of resisting our own oppression does not relieve us of the responsibility of acknowledging our complicity in the oppression of others. - Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum
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#42. Acting is the work of two people - it's only possible when you have the complicity, the help, even the manipulation of a director. - Author: Victoria Abril
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#43. The former East Germany hardly had a monopoly on complicity. Life's every moment caught one out in one form or another. - Author: Paul Russell
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#44. My message to the international community is that our silence and complicity especially on the situation in Gaza shames us all. It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#45. We could never verify that there was any Iraqi authority, direction and control, complicity with al Qaeda for 9/11 or any operational act against America. Period. - Author: George Tenet
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#46. To protest in the name of morality against 'excesses' or 'abuses' is an error which hints on active complicity. There are no 'abuses' or 'excesses' here, simpily an all-pervasive system. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
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#47. It must now atone in blood for its complicity in wickedness. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#48. Farmers today keep themselves in ignorance of the needs and true nature of pigs precisely because to know would put their conscience in a terrible bind. Wilful ignorance of this kind is no better than complicity. - Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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#49. While a strong presence on our southern border is imperative, the border cannot be secured unless we enforce our internal laws and stop ignoring the open complicity of U.S. companies and foreign nations to promote illegal activities. - Author: Elton Gallegly
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#50. You have just dined," Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity." The - Author: Michael Pollan
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#51. Whether you attribute it to some mysterious triple package or to your own Horatio Alger story, to succeed in America is, somehow, to be complicit with the idea of America - which means that at some level you've made peace with its rather ugly past. - Author: Vijay Iyer
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#52. Complicity with error will take from the best of men the power to enter any successful protest against it. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#53. My strong sense of discipline has always been with me, and it also gave me the need for deep affection. I have never been satisfied with acquaintances who are superficial, volatile, or quick to change. I have surrounded myself with people with whom I am in total complicity. - Author: Giorgio Armani
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#54. There is respect for law, and then there is complicity in lawlessness. - Author: Rebecca MacKinnon
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#55. It was a reminder of the old truth that for tyranny to flourish all it required was the complicity of good men. - Author: Claire North
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#56. Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#57. All our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#58. Madly in love after so many years of sterile complicity, they enjoyed the miracle of loving each other as much at the table as in bed, and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out old people, they kept on blooming like little children and playing like dogs. - Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#59. Symbolic violence is violence wielded with tacit complicity between its victims and its agents, insofar as both remain unconscious of submitting to or wielding it. - Author: Pierre Bourdieu
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#60. Genuine compassion makes people feel good, but it doesn't tolerate total despair or hopelessness, let alone complicity. - Author: Erik Valeur
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#61. I felt in complicity with the tendency of this country to absolute desolation. - Author: Julien Gracq
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#62. Photography is a brief complicity between foresight and luck. - Author: John Stuart Mill
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#63. The hardest thing is remembering that you have some complicity in the things that happen to you in your life. - Author: Kiki Smith
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#64. I think every professor and writer is in some way an exhibitionist because his or her normal activity is a theatrical one. When you give a lesson the situation is the same as writing a book. You have to capture the attention, the complicity of your audience. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#65. That is the essence of a witch-hunt, that any questioning of the evidence or the procedures in itself constitutes proof of complicity. - Author: Bergen Evans
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#66. The point is, there is no feasible excuse for what are, for what we have made of ourselves. We have chosen to put profits before people, money before morality, dividends before decency, fanaticism before fairness, and our own trivial comforts before the unspeakable agonies of others - Author: Iain Banks
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#67. The first sign of tyranny is government's complicity in privatizing the commons for private gain. - Author: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
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#68. You were witnessing me become this crazy and cerebral girl, the kind of girl that you and your entire generation vilified. But doesn't witnessing contain complicity? "You think too much," is what they always said when their curiosity ran out. - Author: Chris Kraus
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#69. Once a citizen receives a direct payment from the state, the state has purchased their complicity - Author: Charles Hugh Smith
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#70. Literature is communication. Communication requires loyalty. A rigorous morality results from complicity in the knowledge of Evil, which is the basis of intense communication. - Author: Georges Bataille
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#71. The attack on the British embassy in Tehran came just days after the Iranian 'parliament' voted to expel the British ambassador, and therefore reeks of official complicity. - Author: Elliott Abrams
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#72. Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city. - Author: Toni Morrison
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#73. Pipes filled with brine that spied on the inhabitants of buildings watching, listening, hunting. You might obscure the attention of the Londonmancers, with the complicity of a treacherous borough, with strikebreaking hexes strong enough: but nothing could stay hidden from an inquisitive sea. - Author: China Mieville
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#74. What must be remembered in any case is that secret complicity that joins the logical and the everyday to the tragic. - Author: Albert Camus
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#75. There are conditions of blindness so voluntary that they become complicity. - Author: Paul Bourget
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#76. The world owes its enchantment to these curious creatures and their fancies; but its multiple complicity rejects them. Thistledown spirits, tragic, heartrending in their evanescence, they must go blowing headlong to perdition. - Author: Jean Cocteau
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#77. He spoke with complicity, familiarly, as though he knew me; as though his soul and mine had been waiting for each other since the beginning of time. - Author: Maria Duenas
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