Quotations on Blame

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It's also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the... as the most important authority in the region, and that currently is the United States of America.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: People, America, Authority, Blame, states, United, World)

If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character.
- Danny Aiello
(Keywords: Character, Blame, Reason)

If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: War, Christianity, Blame, Religious, Terror)

I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Life, Blame, Choices, End, Passion, Road, Wrong)

In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
- Nancy Astor
(Keywords: Time, Blame, Chance, First, Woman)

The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women.
- Nancy Astor
(Keywords: Time, Women, Blame, Chance, First)

I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.
- Roland Barthes
(Keywords: Power, Blame, Guilt)

In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame.
- James Beattie
(Keywords: Age, Blame, Man, Praise)

An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Success, Blame, Effort, Journey)

I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
- Yogi Berra
(Keywords: Change, Blame, Fault)

People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then?
- Marion Berry
(Keywords: People, Blame, Responsibility, Water)

The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.
- Robert Bloch
(Keywords: Thought, Blame, Man, Smile, Wrong)

Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
- Anita Brookner
(Keywords: Women, Being, Blame, Fault)

I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government.
- Scott Brown
(Keywords: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Heart, Blame, Praise)

So I don't blame Boies for the decision of the Court at all.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: Decision, Blame, Court)

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Failure, Blame, Man, Trying)

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Failure, Blame, Man)

We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.
- Jack Cade
(Keywords: Men, Blame, Gentlemen, Law, May, Will)

I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you.
- James Cameron
(Keywords: People, Animals, Blame, Disney, Harm)

She's leaving when the president has one of the highest approval ratings on record. From here, it can only go down. And when it does, you know who they're going to blame. They're gonna blame Andy Card!
- Andrew Card
(Keywords: Approval, Blame, President)

I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources.
- Yvon Chouinard
(Keywords: Change, Work, Nature, Growth, Blame, Capitalism, Destruction, Help)

People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame - and only one - themselves.
- Robert Collier
(Keywords: People, Blame, Environment)

The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Temple, Blame, Man, Praise)

I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for not being more strict about fundamentals, which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity.
- Billy Corgan
(Keywords: Being, Blame, Day, Feet, Identity)

Life takes its path and sometimes there are people to blame. Of course there are bad people in this world. Good, bad, it happens unfortunately. But in a way I think if there was more focus on the good, more good would happen.
- Andrea Corr
(Keywords: Life, People, Blame, Focus, World)

I don't believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.
- Noel Coward
(Keywords: Astrology, Blame, Stars)

I moved further and further away from mass entertainment. The sexual element became increasingly sinister and bizarre. Don't blame me! The bastards drove me to it! They all backed off after that!
- Robert Crumb
(Keywords: Bizarre, Blame, Entertainment)

The divorce was rough on all of us. I don't blame Hollywood for my family's problems. But having all of it reported in the press made it more of an ordeal.
- Kieran Culkin
(Keywords: Family, Blame, Divorce, Hollywood, Press, Problems)

I'm the one who gets called up about a problem. I'm the one who gets called up about the street lighting and the abandoned car. I'm the one who gets blamed if the police don't arrive. I'm the one they blame if a city truck is broken down.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: Car, Blame, Police)

I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting, and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years, and I don't blame it on anybody but myself.
- Bobby Darin
(Keywords: Acting, Blame, Film, Result, Singing, Years)

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
- Albert Ellis
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Control, Blame, Destiny, Ecology, President, Problems, Years)

The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Development, Muslim, Blame, Cause, Countries, Marathon, World)

I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws.
- Jerry Falwell
(Keywords: Character, Adultery, Blame, Dishonesty, Flaws, Genetics, Homosexuality)

The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Ideas, Blame, Countries, Doctors, Limitations, Medicine, World)

I'm crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh.
- Shelby Foote
(Keywords: Science, Nature, Mistake, Idea, Character, Blame, Fighting)

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Keywords: Leader, Blame, Credit)

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Keywords: People, Blame, Marxism)

All men and women have an equal need for love. When these needs are not fulfilled it is easy to have our feelings hurt, for which we blame our partner.
- John Gray
(Keywords: Men, Women, Love, Feelings, Blame, Hurt, Needs)

Well, I want to do The Music Man. I think it's an amazing opportunity, but I think that they are probably looking at major movie stars right now, and I don't blame them.
- Gregory Harrison
(Keywords: Music, Opportunity, Blame, Man, Now, Right, Stars, Want)

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
- Katharine Hepburn
(Keywords: Change, Father, Blame, Brothers, Fault, School, Sisters, Teachers)

No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.
- Alexander Herzen
(Keywords: Being, Blame, Dying, Fault, Misfortune, World)

I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself.
- Anita Hill
(Keywords: People, Idea, Blame, Content)

You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: War, Blame, Fault, Theory, Vietnam)

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
- Thomas Hobbes
(Keywords: Thoughts, Blame, Grave, Light, Man, Shame)

Blame is for God and small children.
- Dustin Hoffman
(Keywords: God, Blame, Children)

I don't accept at all the quite popular argument that the press is responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. The monarchy's responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the messenger for the message.
- Anthony Holden
(Keywords: Argument, Blame, Old, Popular, Press)

Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him.
- Geoffrey Holder
(Keywords: Education, Home, Blame, School)

Because each are going to blame each other. The thing that Canberra has to really get right is the sharing of the resource. But my problem with people in the government who are there for a short time is that there's no consequences for some of these decisions they make.
- Rex Hunt
(Keywords: Government, Time, People, Blame, Consequences, Decisions, Right, Sharing)

The dream doesn't lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education.
- Alphonso Jackson
(Keywords: Education, Work, Lie, Dream, Determination, Blame, Hard work, Lies)



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