Quotations on Symbol

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I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing. It's such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don't want to be a sex symbol.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Sex, Hate, Symbol, Talking, Want)

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Soul, Emotion, Self, Symbol, Tears)

I was asked to be in Vogue but I said no. I didn't want to advertise make-up. I didn't want to be seen as a sex symbol.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Sex, Symbol, Want)

Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Religion, Self, Symbol, Words)

I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa?
- Marion Berry
(Keywords: Israel, Symbol, Washington)

Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Business, Faith, People, American, Congress, Ending, Listening, Symbol, Washington)

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Time, Wedding, Home, Husband, Job, Symbol, Temptation, Years)

Mrs. Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement. She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things.
- Jim Costa
(Keywords: People, Being, Civil rights, Symbol, Woman)

And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before.
- Hart Crane
(Keywords: Poetry, Fancy, Now, Office, Present, Symbol, Writing)

Mr. Burns is a father symbol to me, and you can omit the word symbol.
- Bobby Darin
(Keywords: Father, Symbol, Word)

I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them.
- Tommy Douglas
(Keywords: Being, Mind, Monument, Monuments, Parliament, Pigeons, Symbol, Want)

Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.
- Andrea Dworkin
(Keywords: Mother, Earth, Forbidden, Humanity, Symbol, Universe, Woman)

I don't want to be known as a sex symbol. There's a great stigma that goes with that tag. I want to be a Sam Elliott.
- Sam Elliott
(Keywords: Sex, Symbol, Want)

Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in our Nation's national security interest. Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida, but also by other nations, governments, and individuals - people good and bad - as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims, and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world.
- Diane Feinstein
(Keywords: People, Abuse, America, Interest, Nation, National security, Nations, Symbol, World)

The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world.
- Virginia Foxx
(Keywords: American, Democracy, Freedom, Symbol, World)

The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Truth, Being, Kindness, Lies, Mathematicians, Symbol, Value, Worth)

Every phenomenon of nature was a word, - the sign, symbol and pledge of a new, mysterious, inexpressible but all the more intimate union, participation and community of divine energies and ideas.
- Johann G. Hamann
(Keywords: Nature, Ideas, Community, Participation, Symbol, Word)

It's into the same bag as E.T. and Yoda, wherein you're trying to create something that people will actually believe, but it's not so much a symbol of the thing, but you're trying to do the thing itself.
- Jim Henson
(Keywords: People, Symbol, Trying, Will)

A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it.
- Corita Kent
(Keywords: Harmony, Painting, Rest, Symbol, Universe, World)

And, unlike the earlier bombing on the World Trade Center, a major landmark and symbol of the strength of the financial world was, not just damaged but, totally destroyed.
- Allen Klein
(Keywords: Financial, Strength, Symbol, Trade, World)

For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.
- Jacques Lacan
(Keywords: Nature, Absence, Being, Symbol, Uniqueness)

I was in Asia and people asked me about being considered sex symbol. I don't know if that's good or not, because where I come from, sex isn't something you're allowed to talk about.
- Bai Ling
(Keywords: Sex, People, Being, Symbol, Talk)

You have to be born a sex symbol. You don't become one. If you're born with it, you'll have it even when you're 100 years old.
- Sophia Loren
(Keywords: Sex, Old, Symbol, Years)

I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I've done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier?
- Douglas MacArthur
(Keywords: Time, Life, Soul, American, Honor, Journey, Symbol, Will)

I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful, I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people, yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much: people are curious.
- Shirley Manson
(Keywords: Women, Sex, People, Symbol, Woman)

The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it.
- Jeff Miller
(Keywords: American, Country, Flying, Glory, Old, Symbol, Years)

I think it will be helpful to people because I know the expectations that are put on you as a sex symbol, and how Marilyn Monroe suffered and so on, and I was able to get free of that.
- Kim Novak
(Keywords: Sex, People, Expectations, Symbol, Will)

Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world.
- Harold Pinter
(Keywords: Attitude, Iraq, Rest, Symbol, World)

It was Jung who first said to explain the symbol as if talking to a man from mars who knew nothing about our life on earth.
- Henry Reed
(Keywords: Life, Earth, First, Man, Nothing, Symbol, Talking)

While it is important to maintain a balanced approach to solving our nation's energy problems, we must commit ourselves to recognize some areas as 'off limits,' and the Artic National Wildlife Reserve is a national symbol of that commitment.
- Ken Salazar
(Keywords: Commitment, Energy, Limits, Nation, Problems, Symbol, Wildlife)

Under Hitler it was the entrepreneurial and professional classes who were the first victims of Nazi boycotts and exclusion. Today it is Israel, the most powerful symbol of Jewish national resurgence in two millennia.
- Jack Schwartz
(Keywords: First, Israel, Symbol, Today, Victims)

I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol.
- Steven Seagal
(Keywords: Sex, Actor, Day, Symbol, Writer)

In my mind I needed a symbol of today's technology, and I realized that what I wanted to photograph was the Space Shuttle. And so that's where Places of Power came into being.
- John Sexton
(Keywords: Power, Technology, Being, Mind, Space, Symbol, Today)

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives his weaknesses and faults, so a German will not despise the old Germany which was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann
(Keywords: Father, Greatness, Faults, Germany, Old, Symbol, Will)

The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Keywords: Men, Peace, Belief, Greatness, Ability, Beliefs, Cooperation, Dedication, Dignity, Humanity, Living, Symbol, Trade, World)









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