Quotations on Oil

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If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Friends, Oil, Opponents)

A vegan diet takes care of most of what we need to do. But you'll also want to minimize the use of oils generally, because while olive oil and other vegetable oils are better for your heart than chicken fat, they are as fattening as animal fats.
- Neal Barnard
(Keywords: Diet, Heart, Care, Oil, Want)

I will work for energy policies that recognize oil won't last forever.
- Roscoe Bartlett
(Keywords: Work, Energy, Oil, Will)

They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.
- Luigi Barzini
(Keywords: Food, Beach, Deserted, Famous, Oil, Pleasure)

Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Money, Being, Calculations, Leaders, Oil, Right, Worry)

Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Existence, Machine, Oil, Opinions)

Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life.
- John Betjeman
(Keywords: Life, Poetry, People, Luxury, Necessity, Oil, World)

Our oil problems are only going to get worse. Our trade balance is only going to get worse. So we have to slow the growth of U.S. oil consumption, particularly imported oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Growth, Balance, Oil, Problems, Trade)

So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)

I don't see a groundswell of people willing to raise gas taxes right now. That leaves fuel economy standards as the only effective tool we have as a nation to make a dent in our dangerous and ever growing consumption of oil.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: People, Economy, Nation, Now, Oil, Right, Taxes)

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Environmental, Extreme, Gifts, Legislation, Oil, Vote)

The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: War, Conflict, Land, Oil, Respect, Want, Water)

So when you go up against the Far Right you go up against the big financial special interests like the Halliburtons of the world, the big oil companies, the big energy companies who work so hard to rip us off.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Work, Financial, Energy, Oil, Right, World)

We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Finance, War, Building, Mission, Nation, Oil, Sales)

This is a bipartisan effort. This is just good common sense. This is where the public wants us to go. They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil.
- Sam Brownback
(Keywords: Common sense, Effort, Oil, Public, Want)

Financial service providers act as the lubricating oil in the economy. They link consumers who want to invest their savings for a good return with companies who want to borrow on best terms for expansion.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Financial, Act, Economy, Oil, Service, Want)

In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: Financial, Depression, Military, Oil, President, Resignation, states, United, World)

When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: 'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.'
- Vince Cable
(Keywords: Chance, Company, Future, Job, Lying, Oil, Right)

If the world market believed that we were serious about energy independence and we were going to utilize all of our own existing resources, the speculators would stop speculating up they start speculating down as we get our own oil out of the ground.
- Herman Cain
(Keywords: Energy, Independence, Oil, World)

So, I think even in Saudi Arabia there is movement. And we have to remember that over the years they've stabilized the oil price and that is tremendously important for the economies of the world. I think we have no choice but to work with the government of Saudi Arabia.
- Frank Carlucci
(Keywords: Government, Work, Choice, Oil, World, Years)

Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001, while big oil companies make triple the profits.
- Russ Carnahan
(Keywords: Americans, Energy, Oil, Republicans, Years)

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Oil, Water, Will)

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Oil, Water, Will)

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, May, Oil, Water)

We've passed an energy bill in the House, to help us be less reliant upon foreign oil so we can get gas prices down. But nothing happens in the Senate.
- Steve Chabot
(Keywords: Energy, Help, Nothing, Oil, Senate)

The Iraqi Free Press, which did not exist 18 months ago because there was no such thing as the Iraqi Free Press, broke a story about the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, which could potentially turn out to be the largest scandal in history.
- Chris Chocola
(Keywords: History, Months, Oil, Press, Scandal)

Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: America, Democrats, Economy, Energy, Oil, Years)

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Keywords: Friendship, Oil, Politeness)

We have for too long put vast oil and natural gas reserves off limits to exploration and production, as The Washington Post editorial stated this week.
- Jim Costa
(Keywords: Exploration, Limits, Oil, Post, Production, Washington)

Despite the previous efforts of Congresses, our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated, is greater today than ever before. That dependency is a threat to our national security, and we must address that threat.
- Jim Costa
(Keywords: Addiction, National security, Oil, President, Today)

We have a project with Unocal here in Los Angeles, where we as an environmental organization, the oil company, and the state all get together to promote the recycling of used motor oil.
- Ted Danson
(Keywords: Environmental, Company, Oil, Project, Recycling, State)

Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day, in as highly productive a way as possible - a long class, a period of teaching bits of the repertory - in fact I didn't teach Bank, I've used parts of Oil and Water.
- Siobhan Davies
(Keywords: Class, Day, Fact, Oil, Teaching, Water)

Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections.
- Peter DeFazio
(Keywords: Environmental, America, Company, Oil, Years)

But they are not going to take on Big Oil because Big Oil is very generous at campaign time, and this is all about the elections. They want to pretend that they are doing something meaningful.
- Peter DeFazio
(Keywords: Time, Elections, Oil, Want)

About 75 percent of the crude oil marketed here is sold off the books, and they are doing trades that would be illegal if it was a regulated market, and of course they do not want to regulate it.
- Peter DeFazio
(Keywords: Books, Oil, Want)

The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Energy, Legislation, Oil, Reform, Republicans)

There is no doubt that now, more than ever, we must work to end our dependence on foreign oil sources. But we cannot do so by ignoring the wishes of the coastal communities that oppose drilling.
- Elizabeth Dole
(Keywords: Work, Dependence, Doubt, Drilling, Now, Oil, Wishes)

Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let's use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems.
- Pete Domenici
(Keywords: Leadership, American, Energy, Oil, Problems)

The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming - all these are very clearly tied to energy.
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Keywords: Leadership, War, Countries, Crisis, Energy, Global warming, Oil, Terrorism, World)

Sometimes I feel as if four thousand years of silencing women, of the fear of women who were burned in oil or eviscerated in front of their daughters, is imprinted deep within me and has altered my DNA.
- Olympia Dukakis
(Keywords: Women, Fear, Daughters, Deep, Oil, Years)

Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations.
- John Ensign
(Keywords: American, Corruption, Fraud, Investigation, Nations, Oil, United)

The price of imported oil in the US doubled between summer 2003 and summer 2005, reducing consumers' purchasing power by more than 1 per cent of gross domestic product.
- Martin Feldstein
(Keywords: Power, Oil, Summer)

The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day.
- C. S. Forester
(Keywords: Day, Oil, Pen, Words)

I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues to developing human capital and technological development. None of us politicians should be able to touch that money.
- Vicente Fox
(Keywords: Money, Development, Oil, Politicians)

To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus.
- Al Franken
(Keywords: Argument, Conservative, Liberal, Media, Oil, Right)

The more we are consuming oil that either comes from places that are bent on our destruction or helping those who are... the more we are enabling those who are trying to kill us.
- Frank Gaffney
(Keywords: Destruction, Oil, Trying)

Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.
- Adolf Galland
(Keywords: Time, Enemy, Oil, Opinion)

Among the many important provisions in the energy bill are the creation of an estimated half million new jobs, increased oil production, blackout protection, controlling fertilizer costs by stabilizing natural gas prices and enacting new efficiency benchmarks.
- Paul Gillmor
(Keywords: Creation, Efficiency, Energy, Jobs, Oil, Production, Protection)

It is important that the United States move with all deliberate speed to develop and get into usage alternative fuels that will allow us to end our dependence on foreign oil.
- Virgil Goode
(Keywords: Dependence, Oil, states, United, Will)

As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.
- Al Gore
(Keywords: Change, Money, Civilization, Borrowing, Future, Land, Oil, Years)



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