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Alex Haley Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alex Haley Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past,
bridge to our future.
- Alex Haley

Related topics: Family

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry,
you are talking about every person on earth.
- Alex Haley

My fondest hope is that 'Roots' may start black,
white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots.
Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall.
- Alex Haley

Roots is not just a saga of my family.
It is the symbolic saga of a people.
- Alex Haley

 

I look at my books the way parents look at their children.
The fact that one becomes more successful than the
others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less.
- Alex Haley

Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic.
It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar
physical characteristics.
- Alex Haley

Either you deal with what is the reality,
or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.
- Alex Haley


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Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post,
you know he had some help.
- Alex Haley

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
- Alex Haley

In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good,
and praise it.
- Alex Haley

If every conceivable precaution is taken at first,
one is often too discouraged to proceed at all.
- Archer J. P. Martin

So it's conceivable I'll do something insane,
or more insane than Dawn of the Dead.
If that's possible.
- Sarah Polley

In particular what is most important to me is the transformation
of a sound by slowing it down,
sometimes extremely, so that the inner of sound becomes a conceivable rhythm.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

The right of the people to a substantive part in the
government of the Church is recognized and sanctioned
by the apostles in almost every conceivable way.
- Charles Hodge

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one
of the most vicious crimes conceivable,
a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent.
- James T. Walsh

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable...
we must be content to creep along the ground,
and never soar.
- John Henry Newman

Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.
- Spike Milligan

It is conceivable that a party might gain the majority
in parliament and claims the government for itself.
- Franz von Papen

It is conceivable that what is unified form to the
author or composer may of necessity be formless to his audience.
- Charles Ives

In an unconstitutional partnership with the state,
the church can impose the most irresistible,
if covert, controls conceivable.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Every conceivable cruel method of blackmail was used
against me to obtain by force and at all costs confessions
and statements both about comrades who had been arrested,
and about political activities.
- Ernst Thalmann

I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities
of trying out all conceivable reactions with them,
some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house,
frightening my parents.
- Richard Ernst

We in Congress need to support the American forces
in every conceivable way,
giving them the tools to continue to convert,
capture or kill terrorists and the time to equip the Iraqi security forces.
- Bob Inglis

The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think
that Nature was made solely for their benefit,
as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set
afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
- Cyrano de Bergerac

People think that because a novel's invented,
it isn't true.
Exactly the reverse is the case.
Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true,
since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened.
The novel can do that.
- Anthony Powell

The time has mainly gone on getting Inform into a decent shape for public use.
I suppose the plot of 'Curses' makes a sequel conceivable when compared with,
say, the plot of 'Hamlet' but none is planned.
- Graham Nelson

My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology,
was hardly conceivable even by my own friends,
or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing,
over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing
proof of the remarkable change.
- William Banting

America's highways, roads, bridges, are an indispensable part of our lives.
They link one end of our nation to the other.
We use them each and every day, for every conceivable purpose.
- Christopher Dodd

As a reward for their efforts, however,
those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death,
thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified.
Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.
- Josh McDowell

To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution
of intelligent tinkering.
- Aldo Leopold

For at least another hundred years we must pretend
to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair;
for foul is useful and fair is not.
Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.
- John Maynard Keynes

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn.
- Henry David Thoreau

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Keep your attention focused entirely
on what is truly your own concern,
and be clear that what belongs to others
is their business and none of yours.
- Epictetus

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

Stay hopeless and confused. Keep polishing those skills.
- the movie When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together,
keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
- Lao Tzu

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance you must keep moving.
- Albert Einstein

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Life is a game.
Keep it light and playful.
Tease life, taunt life,
never attack life head-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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