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)

Everyone's quick to blame the alien.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Blame, Quick)

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)

The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Blame, Praise)

The older you get, the more you realize you're drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can't blame anybody for it.
- Dido Armstrong
(Keywords: Blame, Direction)

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)

Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Blame, Mistakes)

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)

Parents have to understand: if your kid isn't you, don't blame the kid.
- Chastity Bono
(Keywords: Blame, Parents)

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)

It's very difficult to photograph an opera. And they messed up on it. It just wasn't there. And I don't blame the Gershwins for taking it away. Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it, it would have been very good.
- Cab Calloway
(Keywords: Blame, Company, Opera)

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)

Are we to say that any individual who's on steroids that has an angry moment is due to steroids? What about the individual who gets angry and kills someone who's not on steroids? What do we blame it on now?
- Jose Canseco
(Keywords: Blame, Now)

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)

A lot of comedians, when they have a bad gig, will blame everything but themselves. They'll blame the crowd, or the room was wrong, it had a weird vibe, or the promoter promoted a weird atmosphere.
- Allan Carr
(Keywords: Blame, Comedians, Will, Wrong)

If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things?
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Blame, Will)

I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
- Catherine II
(Keywords: Blame, Praise, Reward)

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)

I think in the wake of Katrina, the Coast Guard may well have been the only entity or agency that came out of that exercise free of fault and free of blame.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Blame, Exercise, Fault, May)

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

Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Blame, Living)

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)

Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Blame, Chaos, Sense)

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)

If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents.
- Marcelene Cox
(Keywords: Blame, First, Parents, Succeed)

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)

Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist.
- Moshe Dayan
(Keywords: Blame, Books, Geography, Names)

Inside a religious body you get sects and hierarchies, inside an information network you get bazaars and cathedrals, it is the same, call them what you like. They survive by pointing the finger of blame at each other.
- Mary Douglas
(Keywords: Blame, Body, Information, Network, Religious)

When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
- Bob Dylan
(Keywords: Blame, Will)

Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame.
- Umberto Eco
(Keywords: Blame, Reality)

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)

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