Top 252 Official Quotes

In this post, you will find great Official Quotes from famous people, such as Lauren Willig, Oscar Munoz, Terry Crews, Luis Gutierrez, Linda Chavez. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

My official field was Tudor-Stuart England; I also cons

My official field was Tudor-Stuart England; I also considered myself reasonably competent when it came to Renaissance and Reformation Europe.
We are not going to put a law enforcement official onto a plane to take them off… to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger. We can’t do that.
I am an official slow-roasted, honey-baked ham. Ever since I was a kid, my thing is that I love attention. All my report cards are like, ‘He would be wonderful, but he just can’t stop being a clown in class.’
I am a strong supporter of President Obama and was the first national Hispanic elected official to endorse him, and I want him to be reelected in 2012.
Journalists are supposed to be skeptical, that’s what keeps them digging rather than simply accepting the official line, whether it comes from government or corporate bureaucrats.
Linda Chavez
Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage.
I was the first senior American official to meet with Riyadh’s dynamic Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after the Saudi intervention in Yemen in 2015. I reiterated the United States’ commitment to defend Saudi Arabia against Houthi aggression and to help press the Houthis back to the bargaining table.
It’s my official role to represent BTS to the world, and it’s been a chance for me to mature as a person, but behind the scenes, I’m just one of seven members, and I’m inspired by the others all the time.
The problem is that the American public is suspicious of executive power shrouded in secrecy. In the absence of an official picture of what our government is doing, and by what authority, many in the public fill the void by envisioning the worst.
It’s impossible for most black Americans to construct full family trees. Official census records, used by so many genealogy enthusiasts to piece together their families‘ pasts, don’t include our non-European ancestors.
Shortly after Pearl Harbor, FDR committed a most visionary act: He appointed a Harvard historian to write the official account of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Samuel Eliot Morison was given the rank of lieutenant commander, with the right to interview anyone of whatever status.
The attack on the British embassy in Tehran came just days after the Iranianparliamentvoted to expel the British ambassador, and therefore reeks of official complicity.
A close girlfriend of mine and I have been writing and playing together for years and decided to make it official, so we formed a band called ‘Everly.’
Bethany Joy Lenz
The job of an elected official is to communicate, to talk with constituents, to talk with the people of America, and I think Alexandria is excellent at doing that.
In 1961, an official U.S. commission oversaw thousands of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Civil War. All 50 states joined in, but not surprisingly, the biggest events took place in the 11 southern states that made up the defeated Confederacy.
Any elected official who asks to visit my schools is welcome to do so; there is no political litmus test.
Law is any application for the official use of coercion that succeeds.
Bob Black
MPs are so cowed by the institutions and the scale of official failure that they generally just muddle along tinkering and hope to stay a step ahead of the media.
I was not allowed to take notes but my friend and I memorised those two and a half pages. Most people talked to me because of the warning. They knew this book was not going to be the official line.
Jung Chang
As the flagrant foul‘s official mascot, Anthony Mason had the genteel refinement of an intentional elbow to the eye socket.
Around my house, I won’t even speak to my family unless they first address me by my official Berzerker name, Godred Crovan, Victor of Sky-Hill and Ruler of Man and the Isles. And now that I think of it, that’s probably why nobody speaks to me unless it’s time to feed the dogs or take out the garbage.
I consider myself an official scout for not just WWE, but the Reality of Wrestling.
Letters actually work. Even the top dog himself takes time every day to read 10 letters that are picked out by staff. I can tell you that every official that I’ve ever worked with will tell you about the letters they get and what they mean.
Omar Ahmad
Our democracy only works when the official opposition does its job of opposing the government of the day and offers a clear alternative vision for our country, including giving a voice to the voiceless.
Awards give you confidence apart from official recognition. They act as a dose of encouragement, as they are judged by experts. But, at the same time, you can’t ignore the audience‘s response that matters the most.
Huge numbers of embassy cables are labeled ‘unclassified’ or ‘limited official use’ and deal with mundane matters.
I’m an NBA basketball coach. I’m not an official, and I’m not trying to be an official.
We don’t have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets.
I was taught the value of everyday activism and showing up by my grandma, who wasn’t a public official, but was a breast cancer researcher and would mentor students of color in her lab at UC Berkley. She taught me when I was 4 years old what the word boycott meant.
You have all these people in the city and everything has become centralized. If you live outside the city and you need a birth certificate or some official paper from the government, you have to travel to the city.
The president requested me to restore order in the national team. I have been designated to be part of the official delegation to Egypt to help boost the morale of our players.
Roger Milla
I think that when Magic decided that he didn't want to

I think that when Magic decided that he didn’t want to be with the organization any longer in an official capacity that took me off guard.
CBC has a very important mandate to bind Canada together in both official languages, tell local stories, and make sure we have a sense of our strength, our culture, our stories.
Though I had come into the world on 16 November 1922, my official documents show that I was born two days later, on the 18th. It was thanks to this petty fraud that my family escaped from paying the fine for not having registered my birth at the proper legal time.
We played soccer a lot with our friends and at school. We weren’t on an official team or anything, but we’d definitely be up for it in gym or in after-school pickup games where we live.
In football, it’s the job of the player to play, the coach to coach, the official to officiate. Each guy is charged with upholding his end, nothing more. In golf, the player, coach and official are rolled into one, and they overlap completely. Golf really is the best microcosm of life – or at least the way life should be.
I tend to discourage people from calling me ‘Sir Ian,’ because I don’t like being separated out from the rest of the population. Of course, it can be useful if you’re writing an official letter, like trying to get a visa or something passed through Parliament. They’re impressed by these things.
Lehi was not a part of the Zionist movement, not a part of the Revisionist Party. It was sometimes something apart, and Lord Moyne was the highest British official in the Middle East… and because we fought against the British in this area, we took him for a target.
We call ourselves public servants but I’ll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good.
Don Siegelman should be a star in the Democratic Party. Instead, he’s a former elected official sentenced to prison by a right-wing judge in Alabama.
In the 1987 stock market crash, according to the conclusions of the official Brady report, colossal sales of stock index futures by so-called portfolio insurers – whose investment strategies depended entirely on these derivativesgreatly exacerbated the 500-point market decline.
It’s time for the State Department to permanently change its official policy to allow all members of U.S. citizens‘ families – no matter what size they are or how many legs they have – to evacuate together when disaster strikes.
Anytime a member of Congress wants to travel abroadwhich we do from time to time as part of our official duties – we are required to check with the House Committee on Ethics as to whether the trip follows the ethics rules by which federally elected officials are bound. Not so with Supreme Court justices.
In a large bureaucracy, it is vital to keep eyes on the grassroots as they almost always will give you warning of problems faster than official signals (which says a lot about official signals).
Many people who say they have no religion are simply saying they have no official religious affiliation. They may actually have strong personal beliefs.
It has always been my understanding that all official expenses for the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Dublin have been approved by the State Department.
I used to get very, very frustrated by people being told what to do by nanny in Brussels. And I remember once I rang the official who was actually responsible for banning the prawn-cocktail-flavoured crisp, which I think contained a dye called Arithrazine or something like that.
Despite overwhelming support for the United States to adopt English as its official language, we have still not taken that important step.
If the most deeply interconnected individuals can exemplify the behaviors that your official top brass sets out, then the rest of the organization will follow suit.
When we do find someone we trust, like our tour manager, they become an official part of the band. We take our time to make sure whoever we trust has our best interest in mind.
As I got older, my mother taught me to remember that your connection with people is based on what you’re allowing them to touch about you, which was the opposite of what you get as a military kid, because dad‘s in a uniform. He’s official; you don’t poke that. But with mom, you do: Always question authority.
The principles behind explaining and educating the product or the elected official is similar, even though the actual execution of it is very, very different.
You know, I was a community activist, so I’m used to standing out in front of an elected official’s office and protesting.
Karen Bass
People who champion Trump say they don’t want politics-as-usual. But ‘politic’ is also an adjective. It means ‘tactful and diplomatic.’ It’s necessary for an elected official to be politic.
I know I hold the contest record for downing the most hot dogs, and the record for most Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Contest championships, but it was really cool to be a part of a Guinness World Records official attempt.
Incredibly, a typical town hall official spends 85% of their time satisfying ministers in Whitehall and a puny 15% of the day for local residents. We believe that this relationship is upside down.
I am an African American public official operating in an environment dominated by Caucasians. That is not too dissimilar from what I had to do in Mississippi to get elected and stay elected. I try to show them we are all in this together.
The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny.
Bob Schaffer
Since its inception, the American nation has had on its official seal the following motto: ‘e pluribus unum,’ which in Latin means, ‘from the many, one.’ That would change dramatically if Puerto Rico were to become a state.
There is only one thing more harmful to society than an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected; that’s when he doesn’t forget them.
For most of the nineteen-seventies, the official route map of the New York City subway system was a beautiful thing.
Paul Goldberger
And the annual meetings of the League‘s Assembly are in effect official peace congresses binding on the participating states to an extent that most statesmen a quarter of a century ago would have regarded as utopian.
Having served as California's top elections official, I

Having served as California‘s top elections official, I’ve been fighting back against Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ and conspiracy theories about the integrity of our elections for years.
Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language, English, which is the language of success in America.
No cabinet official has delivered on Donald Trump’s key campaign promises more resoundingly than Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Well, the problem is that when you mix discussion of official United States government business with discussion of your personal business, you can tread dangerously close to the bribery statutes.
John Kasich is the most popular elected official in Ohio because he got things done.
After a while, you get tired of being the official Scot and defending everything Scottish.
In China, remember, the the banks are arms of state policy. They loan because the local party official or regional party official tells them we need a new stadium. They are instruments of state policy.
There are always people who are doing things that don’t fit the official accounts.
There is no official censorship in literature, but I feel a certain fear when I see that a kind of self-censorship is developing in Poland. Authors are somehow afraid of expressing what they really think or feel because they fear political consequences.
However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality.
I think you have a crossover when you are known to a wider audience and a different market. I’ve been able to sell out stadiums all over the world by doing my music. I’m lucky to be in that list without having done an official crossover. Now, will you hear me doing a little bit of R&B? Sure.
I must have made a good impression because a club official to us into his office and asked me if I would sign on for a year with a view to becoming a professional.
Harold Larwood
A lot of people assumed for all those years that I was the official announcer for HBO because I had done almost all their fights. I worked on all of them independently.
I’m a former CIA officer and Pentagon official. I’m a deep believer in border security, but we have to be a nation of moral – of morals and, like, a moral core.
I have a private Instagram and an official one, so I’m not opposed to social media.
Barr has thrown himself in with Trump in ways unbecoming to the nation’s highest legal official. His conduct in trying to clear Trump is of a piece with his baseless attacks on ‘spying‘ by the FBI and his defiance of Congress’s subpoenas.
I was the official wedding photographer at one of my best friends’ weddings. Fortunately she was one of the most easygoing brides ever, so she made it easy for me.
Natalie Coughlin
In official competitions there are mistakes you don’t make or you pay for it dearly.
Tone is so important because you can have a great script just be ruined with the wrong director – if they shtick it up or something. With ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ I was so concerned they weren’t going to play the pageant official realistically because you don’t have to wink to play those kinds of characters.
Beth Grant
The pictures and dresses and official functions – that’s my job, but it’s not my whole life.
A white woman with a camera in the Devadasi belt of Karnataka is not inconspicuous… it took time for these women to believe that I was not an official, carrying the threat of fine and imprisonment.
On official trips you listen to officials who guide you and also clothing choices, because there are certain places where you have to have your head covered for example, or whatever it is, and I listen to the professionals.
When I was 11 years old, I was a member of ‘Press Pack,’ which was a thing that would come out in ‘The Sunday Times’ in England. You’d write articles and send them off and would get a badge saying ‘Official Press.’ I was really excited about my badge.
I’m a big historian. Big JFK fan. I got to take a picture under the official JFK White House portrait.
Having worked in disasters, I have seen that, in those critical first few hours, those first few days – so much ends up riding on you and your neighbor and whoever is around. The official response always comes later, and it always feels like it comes too slow.
Sheri Fink
Any time you experience adversity, whether you lose a game or maybe have an official who makes a poor call that costs you the game, you’ve gotta handle yourself properly. Just like in life, not everything will go your way.
I’m actually going to self-produce my next tape that I’m working on, ‘Platinum Frame’. This going to be my second official mixtape.
When public officials turn to financial gain for official acts, we have no choice but to prosecute.
Dana Boente
As the youngest child of a single immigrant mother with a third-grade education, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d ever be an elected official.
We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
Maybe clothes are a form of creative expression for me. An outlet. Because I don’t get to express myself creatively through my official duties.
There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one th

There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.
I will not play a farewell game with the national team. I would like to thank the federation for expressing an interest. But I prefer to leave football with an official match because I am not a fan of farewell games.
People will never know how hard it is to get information, especially if it’s locked up behind official doors where, if politicians had their way, they’d stamp ‘top secret’ on the color of the walls.
I think that there are real concerns that we have around whose life is important and why. So if the official story is, for example, somebody was running from the police, does their life matter?
The Pentagon Papers case stands today as a barrier to silence by official edict.
Anthony Lewis
And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens.
There is an incompatibility between being glamorous, young and a woman and using my brain. The official version is there is no discrimination, and talent dominates, but that is not the case.
If you are identified with certain opinions and an ability to express them, and if you can build yourself an audience, a partisan fan basemeasured through social media – then you are an official opinionator, monetizable through books, television contracts and the speaking circuit.
If I do make WWE – because in my head, until it’s official, it’s not a thing – I think if they brought me in, it would be very short lived at NXT, and I’d be on main roster extremely quick.
I as an elected official would never recommend anybody to boycott any city or state.
Deities can actually own property in India, though the law treats them as minors, and they must be represented by an official guardian.
Jake Halpern
It’s like the journey of a police official, who starts from a low rank and goes on to have a high rank. After doing Punjabi films, even I plan on joining Bollywood as a lead actor.
As a public official and being so highly visible, I have a responsibility to make it very clear that those people who will have cancer at one point in their lives will be able to function.
Lindy Boggs
‘Hum Dono’ was accepted in a very big way. It was the official entry at the 1962 Berlin Film Festival.
Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society, where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.
As a former local health official, I can tell you that local health departments are chronically understaffed and do not have the capacity to analyze scientific reports and synthesize them into policies and regulations.
It pains me whenever there’s the death of a law enforcement official.
Although… the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.
The people who write official histories for the Army believe that a generation needs to pass before you can tackle the official history. It’s useful to have some distance. Sources become available. Passions cool. It allows an opportunity to make some real assessments and judgments about personalities and characters.
After the separation of children from families seeking to join the United States was embraced as the official policy of our government, we should ask ourselves what story we will tell. President Trump‘s story is one of cruelty – that we may do something unfathomable to deter families from coming to America.
President Trump’s frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communication is unprecedented. If the President is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference.
Ronald Reagan was so self-contained and impenetrable that his official biographer was practically driven mad trying to figure him out.
I’ve always tried to protect my private life as much as possible, and that is the hardest part because that is what a lot of media are more interested in – the private aspect more than the official side of things.
I was always very detail-oriented, and in the time I spent in different roles – the elected official, the campaign manager – I had a tendency to want to push the creation of the product and really work on the critical path that would get to product.
I went to Ft Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed gearing up for the rescue. Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos.
Bo Gritz
In Spain, players have an official price tag, just like shirts hanging in a shop do.
If you’re a public official, your life is an open book.
Once avant-garde artists receive official recognition, they start a double life. In one, they inspire younger artists to do more. In the other, they inspire a mass of imitators who make the work respectable and exclusionary. The artists and their art become intellectual brand names.
CPAC brings together thousands of conservative leaders and organizations. Regularly seen on C-SPAN and other national news networks, CPAC has been the premier event for any major elected official or public personality seeking to discuss issues of the day with conservatives.
We have the First Amendment to rely on whenever an elected official tries to impinge on our rights to speak.
Jeff Bewkes
I am delighted that India will be my first official visit since taking up my appointment as a Foreign Office Minister.
In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are

In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other.
Karl Liebknecht
I was scheduled to give my first official press conference that morning anyway, ’cause I was chairman of the Governors Energy Council and I was making a press conference with regard to energy policy.
That’s part of it: You can’t be a country singer-songwriter if you’ve never had an official heartbreak.
The Federal Reserve has an official commitment to two different policies. One is to prevent inflation from getting too high. The second is to maintain high employment… the European Central Bank has only the first. It has no commitment to keep employment up.
The reports of the eclipse parties not only described the scientific observations in great detail, but also the travels and experiences, and were sometimes marked by a piquancy not common in official documents.
Almost every week, there are stories in the press or on Chinese social media about what even the official Chinese media call ‘hot online topics:’ stories about how people in a particular village or town used Weibo to expose malfeasance by local or regional authorities.
The U.S., together with trans-Atlantic allies, never recognized the occupation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union. Moscow faced pressure or retaliation every time it tried to move toward official recognition, or at least acceptance, of its claim that the Baltic states were Soviet republics.
Corruption in Saudi Arabia is quite different from corruption in most other countries, as it is not limited to a ‘bribe’ in return for a contract, or expensive gift for the family member of a government official or prince, or use of a private jet that is charged to the government so a family can go on vacation.
What a rush it was to plunge into the bin of official decision and cast a ballot in favor of FUN.
Wavy Gravy
I think just knowing you’re married and having that in the back of your mind all the time – it sounds official, but it doesn’t really feel any different. We don’t do anything differently than we did before.
I do think there’s a difference between what a religious leader says and does and what a public official or legislator does. But there’s no question that a lot of our legal underpinnings find a good bit of their foundations in the Scriptures.
Know the official post office abbreviations for all 50 states without having to consult a list.
Never speak to an invalid from behind, nor from the door, nor from any distance from him, nor when he is doing anything. The official politeness of servants in these things is so grateful to invalids, that many prefer, without knowing why, having none but servants about them.
No matter how senior an official is, if he violates party discipline and the law of the country, he will be seriously dealt with and punished.
I don’t talk about any of my projects until the production house makes an official announcement.
Establishing the two Eids as official holidays will carry important practical and symbolic significance.
I first heard of General Anders and his army more than 50 years ago. I admired him then, and I admire him still; and I feel a special bond with the men, women and children whom he rescued from hunger, disease, and official abuse. Theirs is a story of endurance and fortitude that gives one faith in the human spirit.
Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life‘s savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all.
A key part of the process for me is having screenings: not official test screenings, just gatherings of people, some I know and some I don’t. We ask what is working and what isn’t. So it’s not as if I’m shutting out input.
Before there was even an official naming of the 3DS, or before it was even decided that there would be 3-D capabilities, Mr. Iwata had brought up the topic of a new portable gaming system, and with that, the request to create a new title for that system… The topic of Kid Icarus came up.
Masahiro Sakurai
Although the ACLU would argue that it is unconstitutional for me, as a public official, to do this in a government building, let alone at a football game, I will end with my prayer for the next administration: Please God, no more Souters.
William H. Pryor
In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday, with Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly following suit.
Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is: Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century, but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that.
Steven Chu
When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I’d been writing since I was 11.
Harrison Birtwistle
Turkey does not have an official exchange rate target.
Ali Babacan
There’s something about having a badge that just makes you feel so official.
Each Dreamer in our country is more than a mere statistic; he or she is a proud American in everything but official documentation.
As a public health official, paid sick leave is first and foremost an issue of health – of people’s lives.
South Africa is really diverse, with many cultures and 11 official languages, so there are lots of different Christmas traditions.
Pope Francis is calling for a better way to hold together complicated family lives in the midst of official church teaching without alienating people who have marital issues and family problems.
I know of no government official who would welcome an army of inspectors general combing through four years of emails on their unclassified accounts. That’s why they use government accounts, where the government remains responsible for security, and they don’t mingle personal correspondence with official.
As an elected official, an advocate for children, and a

As an elected official, an advocate for children, and an educator, Glenn Poshard has always fought for what’s right.
My view is that, if any public official or member of any campaign is contacted by any nation-state or anybody acting on behalf of a nation-state about influencing or interfering with our election, then that is something that the FBI would want to know about.
My father, a former Air India official, but essentially an inventor at heart – a man who loved to sometimes break machines just so that he could have the joy of re-engineering them – was a twinkly-eyed, ever-optimistic man of science.
Elle Fanning is my official stylist. If I’m buying a pair of sneakers or a suit, I just do what she tells me to do. She’s my red carpet expert.
The FCC can’t enforce press-statement principles without adopting official rules, and those rules must be based on the legal theory of reclassification.
The first time I ever attended a Varamahalakshmi puje was when I was introduced by Yash to his family and kind of made it official that we are in a relationship.
The Official Secrets Act 1989 may need reforming for the digital era, but I would argue that at its heart there should be protection for whistleblowers.
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
I am Puerto Rican. I think Latinas are sexy, and being one, it has influenced a lot of my style, but being an official Los Angelite, this town has influenced most of my daily style, which is relaxed & easy.
The business of funding digging journalists is important to encourage. It cannot be replaced by bloggers who don’t have access to politicians, who don’t have easy access to official documents, who aren’t able to buttonhole people in power.
Andrew Marr
To be honest, I struggle with words. I often forget them, you know, the official ones. Instead, I make words up. I use home-made words that sound similar to the real thing. Usually, they’re some sort of confused hybrid of two existing words.
My first week at ‘DWTS’ was amazing! I definitely fangirled when I walked into the ballroom because I looked at all the judges and where they were sitting, and I was like, ‘Wow, that’s the official judges’ table!’
I’m communicating with the directors of the Soviet companies, and I see that it is wrong, but when I go to the official discussions, they discuss we should change the color of the walls.
I don’t know that the Libertarian Party has an official position on the separation of church and state.
Michael Badnarik
With respect to the northeastern boundary of the United States, no official correspondence between this Government and that of Great Britain has passed since that communicated to Congress toward the close of their last session.
When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass, any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.
Mark Shields
I have to admit that I was a little nervous when I showed up for my first official ‘Wreck-It Ralphrecording session.
By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech.
Harry A. Blackmun
I have been an ‘Official’ all my life, without the least turn for it. I never could attain a true official manner, which is highly artificial and handles trifles with ludicrously disproportionate gravity.
William Allingham
I’ve never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party.
I cannot accept concepts such as Gulenism or Gulenist. I was only a writer and an official preacher among people. I can have no direct influence on any person or activity. It is inconceivable that I can exert pressure on anybody.
My favorite color is jungle green. At least, that’s what it said on the side of my favorite crayon in first grade. I don’t know if it’s an official color.
Enacted in 1994, the first of the MSRB rules bars employees of firms that underwrite state and municipal bonds from donating to any official seeking federal office who has any role in giving business to bond firms.
Any public official – regardless of political party – who fails to recognize the problem with devaluing subsections of your constituency is unfit to serve and must step aside.
The idea of a social hub/website and official Facebook page just felt right as I want to be available for those who want to connect with me and share their feedback, suggestions, love and support.
A barrel of laughs should be enough, but it’s not. A good review is official and endures. A bad one is like a tub of Flora. It spreads easily and lasts for the whole festival.
Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains.
I began skating in the official practice venue of the 2002 Games. It was a huge Olympic atmosphere with Apollo Ohno sitting on the wall every day when I walked into the rink. That was really cool and very inspiring to see.
I think that the status that you have in life should be reflected in official documents. If you are married, fine, if you are living with someone, fine, if you are single, fine. We don’t want to tell people how to live their lives.
English should be our official language. Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
Like some high official, you have to tell your brain: ‘Do it. Come on. I have to do it.’
I always found it ironic when a Saudi official bashes I

I always found it ironic when a Saudi official bashes Islamists, given that Saudi Arabia is the mother of all political Islam – and even describes itself as an Islamic state in its ‘Higher Law.’
The Church’s teaching isn’t an official statement, but the cumulative understanding of all the people who have loved and experienced Jesus through time.
I was Tea Party years before there was an official Tea Party.
It’s fairly common for new members of Congress to hire their former campaign managers onto their official staff.
This high official, all allow, is grossly overpaid; there wasn’t any Board, and now there isn’t any Trade.
A. P. Herbert
As a writer and former elected official, I believe in the power of words.
How can you have the religion of the sovereign be the religion of the state if the sovereign belongs to many religions? And it’s at that point, I think, historically, that you start to see people saying maybe the state should not associate itself with any religion. Maybe there shouldn’t be any official religion.
I care about women’s rights and reproductive rights and my gay friends being able to keep their marriages official. You don’t want your genre to disown you for it – and I don’t think they would now – but you still see that sort of hatred and vitriol that comes with disagreeing with the conservative agenda.
The official independence celebration was going to be held over four or five days, and a group of journalists from all over the world was allowed to fly in, because Angola was closed otherwise.
Under current law volunteers who are not working with an official nonprofit organization are not covered by the Volunteer Protection Act. Therefore, there are absolutely no legal protections for the average American who wishes to volunteer.
I’ve tried a lot of different apps to manage Twitter on my phone (I use Hootsuite on my laptop), but I think the official Twitter app is really good.
Just after Kim Jong Il’s death, the official news agency put out an article saying that under Kim Jong Il’s rule, the people had been like naive children without a care in the world.
Brian Reynolds Myers
Well, Trump campaign is not an actor. Trump campaign is the official campaign of the president.
I’m not very fond of the first official act with a player being to immediately discuss his contractual situation.
The nature of constitutional delegations of power is that they entitle the empowered official to do certain things that other people can’t do.
I came out to myself when I was about 15 or 16, and to my parents when I was 18. When you come out to your parents, that’s when it’s properly official.
American official policy is that Egypt is an ally of the United States. Of course, we recognize that Egypt has gone through a dramatic change in government. And what their status will be going forward in terms of the relationship with our nation is something which which I’m sure will be developing over time.
The Commissioner was correct to ban Mr. Sterling from all official NBA business, to levy the stiffest allowable fine, and we will support his recommendation to press for Mr. Sterling to relinquish his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise.
I always feel I had a very lucky life. For example, I sure didn’t want to go in the army: when I was drafted in the Korean War, I wanted to go as a photographer. But luckily, they put me in the infantry – luckily because the official photographer was photographing the medal awarding and all the official situations.
Harold Feinstein
Two thousand people a day were being murdered in Vietnam in a terrorist war, an official terrorist war.
Bill Ayers
I’m hard-wired to view everything that Albany does through the lens of a local town, city, county official.
Kathy Hochul
A great defensive lineman causes problems all day long for an offensive line – problems that don’t have a way of getting into the official stats.
I’m not an elected official who puts a finger in the wind to see what the majority thinks; I represent women, whether they’re popular or not.
One of my ideas is that we post every vote on Facebook and on social media so that voters have an opportunity to hold their elected official accountable.
Russia‘s interference in the United States’ 2016 election could not have been more different from what the United States does to promote democracy in other countries, efforts for which I was responsible as a State Department official.
It does violence to the English language to assert that a president who has violated a duty entrusted to him by the Constitution is not guilty of official misconduct.
Charles T. Canady
I am an elected official; I was not elected by the Right.
The U.S. government engages with many countries around the world in official dialogues on human rights.
If advertising is not an official or state art, it is nonetheless clearly art.
Michael Schudson
When I went to the University of Texas, my first day of freshman year in 1994, I took a student tour, and I asked about the tower shooting. I was told, ‘We’re really not supposed to talk about that.’ That was the official stance from the university.
It is no surprise that neither Hillary Clinton nor the Obama State Department agrees with our request to depose Mrs. Clinton concerning her exclusive use of her email account to house and send tens of thousands of official emails throughout her entire tenure as secretary of state.
Since 2001, I've done what every elected official shoul

Since 2001, I’ve done what every elected official should be doing in government right now. My staff and I took a look at the books, thought outside the box and proposed reforms.
Maybe I was 7 – I probably am exaggerating a little – and immediately was plunged into the fact that there was an official place to put your fantasies. Up until then I didn’t know what I would do with them all. It was very exciting for me, and I began very, very early on.
I have met Aborigines younger than me who used to hide every time anyone official came round their camp for fear of being taken away.
Somehow, someway, for some people there’s an automatic assumption that a mayor who is African-American or some other elected official has to support another African-American.
I am an elected official, a politician who has been very successful in Washington, in city halls and state houses for my entire career. If somebody wants somebody who needs on-the-job training, then they will not be able to vote for me.
The first country to adopt happiness as an official goal of public policy is the tiny little country of Bhutan in Asia near China and India.
In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion – not even for Shiites, who are forced by Iran’s theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.
It’s true: Whenever I see a government rule that could clearly be used to punish people for doing innocuous things, it is never enough for some government official to just assure me that it won’t be used that way. Those assurances, after all, aren’t binding; they’re lip service.
The First Lady is such a fascinating office to hold. You’re not elected, but it’s very much official. You can see the latitude of power of that office.
Bellamy Young
In conflict zones in particular, we need personnel who wear the badge of the United States, are a part of our official military command, and are always held accountable for their actions.
Every time a pundit or elected official is on any TV news program, it should be a polite formality to mention that GE has made such and such billions off the war in Iraq by selling arms or that Murdoch is a right-wing activist with a clear stake in who wins and who taxes his profits the least.
No public servant or legislator can claim any privacy to take money for conducting their official functions.
But ‘This Town’ is official Washington. It’s political Washington. It’s not the Washington that clogs New York Avenue. It’s not the Washington that lives in Gaithersburg. It’s not the Washington that accounts for most of the population. ‘This Town’ refers to the people who think they run your country.
As a law-enforcement official, as a politician, you are always going to have in the back of your mind the fear that someone you release will end up committing another crime, potentially a serious crime, during a period when they otherwise would have been incarcerated.
Step outside the guidelines of the official umpires and make your own rules and your own reality.
Phil Ochs
I never had an official job, but I did play at a local cantina every Tuesday night, and I babysat a lot.
Michelle Branch
I mean, you can’t have advertising be the only official business of the information economy if the information economy is going to take over.
My college friends call me Karu, which is the worst. Only in our country can we make a short form for a short name. But otherwise, I’ve never had a pet name all my life. But now, in official meetings, someone will call me KJo. And I’ll judge that person in my head. Just call me Karan.
In Washington, there are jobs that have official titles: chief of staff, campaign manager, director of communications. Then there are all these vague and murky headings over people who are just special consultants or advisers. We really don’t know what their gig is.
Well, I’ve been in the political arena all of my life, and 10 years of that as a candidate and elected official, and that’s about enough.
My conscience does not permit me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless it is within a democratic framework.
Here is where you get into the danger zone, when the government official starts talking about U.S. government business and then also talking about what personal business favors they might want. And when the conversation goes down that road, it does risk crossing the line into solicitation of a bribe.
Hulk will always be a part of sports entertainment/professional wrestling history, and there’s nothing that’s gonna change that. His relationship with the WWE, whether it’s official or unofficial, is something that can’t really be erased.
I want to show two things. One, that Democrats can solve big problems and get things done. And two, that as a public official, you can make tough choices, do the right things for the right reasons, and upset some people. And still get elected.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing. You’ve got a bunch of faceless people in a back room who trademark a name that sounds very official. Well, if you had thought of it first, you would have been the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The last person I have ever criticized is an official. They have a tough job to do. Things are happening so quick.
The Chinese people have been forced to forget the Tiananmen massacre. There has been no public debate about the event, no official apology. The media aren’t allowed to mention it. Still today people are being persecuted and imprisoned for disseminating information about it.
I just think the mood of the country is now that people don’t necessarily want an elected official to tell them how they ought to cast their vote. Matter of fact, it’s the opposite, and they want to express themselves, and they have a right to, and I’ll respect their choice.
It’s official, Arnold said he will enter the race for governor. At least that’s what everybody thinks he said.
I never wore a tie voluntarily, even though I was forced to wear one for photos when I was young and for official events at school. I used to wrap my tie in a newspaper, and whenever the teacher checked I would quickly put it on again. I’m not used to it. Most Bolivians don’t wear ties.
I have the biggest hair in the world – and that’s official!
I ask every Australian to think about what the constitu

I ask every Australian to think about what the constitutional exclusion says to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, to see our vast and inspiring history in this land not mentioned in the official picture like that.
I can not regulate Daryl Turner. He’s a union official.
I spent 19 years as a local government official; I spent two years in the Iowa Senate; my daughter is a public school teacher. We’re all counting on IPERS. The public servants are counting on the system they were promised when entering public service.
Born in 1910, Wilfrid Thesiger spent his childhood in Ethiopia, or Abyssinia, as it was then called, where his father was an important and much-admired British official.