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Apathy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Apathy

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Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
- Horace Greeley

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We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

There can be no transforming of darkness into light
and of apathy into movement without emotion.
- Carl Jung

 

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime,
but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connolly

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

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I was faced more with apathy than opposition.
- Adrian Cronauer

Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and
an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -
it's apathy.
It's not giving a damn.
- Leo Buscaglia

Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy.
- William Whitelaw

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

HIV infection and AIDS is growing - but so too is public apathy.
We have already lost too many friends and colleagues.
- David Geffen

Is it ignorance or apathy?
Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate
neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
- James Goldsmith

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy,
indifference, and undernourishment.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Willpower is the key to success.
Successful people strive no matter what they feel by
applying their will to overcome apathy,
doubt or fear.
- Dan Millman

I think worrying things are going on in England -
a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy?
I don't know and I don't care.
- William Safire

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue
leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
- William Lloyd Garrison

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
- Frank Moore Colby

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
- William Bernbach

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm,
and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things:
first,
an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm,
and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying
that ideal into practice.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

When too many Americans don't vote or participate,
some see apathy and despair.
I see disappointment and even outrage.
And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
- Paul Wellstone

Apathy, indifference, not caring...
It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care,"
but ask first to what I am indifferent.
I choose to be caring, compassionate
and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Chanting OM is sort of like MOOing backward.
- Anonymous

It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

I was a dog in a past life.
Really.
I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take.
Like, Hey, I know him.
- William H. Macy

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't
want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process,
a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster

Mind can never be intelligent - only no-mind is intelligent.
Only no-mind is original and radical.
Only no-mind is revolutionary - revolution in action.
The mind gives you a sort of stupor.
Burdened by the memories of the past,
burdened by the projections of the future,
you go on living - at the minimum.
You dont live at the maximum.
Your flame remains very dim.
Once you start dropping thoughts,
the dust that you have collected in the past,
the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young.
Your whole life becomes a flame,
and a flame without any smoke.
That is what awareness is.
- Osho

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy,
or opposing passion.
Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Home life's great, man.
The kids are great, happy and healthy.
I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.
- Ryan Phillippe

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
- Anonymous

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that
is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
- Jaron Lanier

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

Well, one doesn't try to hold Cass and Denny and Michelle together.
It's a useless task to start with.
You just sort of stay out of the way and let things roll as they can.
- John Phillips

The only way to find that territory is trying to keep
your mind constantly open.
That's the only way that you're ever going to see the
sort of signs of where to go.
- Tom Jenkinson

I think things like food, the food of the south is
sort of the common tie that binds us all,
Black and White, the sense memories.
It's a very particular part of the country.
- Sela Ward

I'm well into sort of Santiago Calatrava and people like that.
- Sean Booth

Very often I'll find out at the end of a book what
I put in at the beginning.
A sort of process of elimination and discovery in one.
- Jonathan Carroll

You know, there are many alter egos and Gorillaz is
a collective of alter egos,
really.
I think anyone who gets involved in it has to sort
of accept that nothing is really as it seems.
- Damon Albarn

I think spirituality is a good thing but I dislike
any sort of dogmatic organization.
- Noah Taylor

Well, I just think through your career you go through different phases,
and I just got sort of uninspired by the whole studio
process of making and releasing films.
- Brian De Palma

The hard thing is to stick to things when you have
outlived the first interest,
and not yet got the second which comes with a sort of mastery.
- Janet Erskine Stuart

I don't think I'm generous enough to be the straight guy.
I sort of make my own way and make my own statement.
Do I mind pushing myself forward? Not at all.
- Pamela Stephenson

There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography
so powerful that half the business world is juiced
by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.
- Norman Mailer

Jazz of the sort we play is a happy,
extroverted music.
You don't have to think about it too much.
- Chris Barber

I think the accessories look very modern and very exciting.
These big earrings, these big hoops.
I think the girls are sort of falling in love with...
collars, neck collars.
- Ralph Lauren

Each one of us had a little story to tell and each
recording was based on that.
Lou played all of the music but we both sort of kicked
around some cords during the writing phase.
- Phil Harris

I'm having fun opening up.
Sort of struggling to get the audience into it.
It's good.
It makes you fight.
Not fight like antagonistic.
But fight for what you believe.
- Joan Jett

I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.
- Antonia Fraser

I haven't any sort of plans for the future but I reckon
things will work out in some manner.
- Dashiell Hammett

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description,
as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams.
We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists,
of a sort.
- William Gibson

But at the same time you can't assume that making a
difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort
of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
- Angela Davis

At my age, you sort of fart your way into a role.
- Donald Sutherland

You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there
will be many and often they'll be much more qualified
than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself.
- James Cameron


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