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Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
Pope John Paul II

I have made more documentaries in my time than I think I care to remember, though I am immensely proud of all my work.
Charles Guggenheim

The president of the United States actually has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
John Edwards

I'm the sort of guy who likes a lot of people around me. Sometimes when it's just one-on-one with the coach, it can get quite stressful and a little bit stale [on splitting with Brad Gilbert]
Andrew Murray

This is space. It's sometimes called the final frontier. (Except that of course you can't have a *final* frontier, because there'd be nothing for it to be a frontier *to*, but as frontiers go, it's pretty penultimate...)
Terry Pratchett

Match me such marvel, save in Eastern clime,- A rose-red city - half as old as Time! 'said of Petra'
John William Burgon

I am always crazy for hot women. I am like a rabbit. I could do it anytime, anywhere (Rod giving us too much information)
Rod Stewart

Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
William Hazlitt

The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.
Huey Long

We are against drugs at all times but players do not take recreational drugs to cheat or gain an advantage - in fact they are detrimental to the individual.
Gordon Taylor

Ah, you're wasting you're time. They can't track us over rocks.
Butch Cassidy

That indefatigable and unsavoury engine of pollution, the dog (letter to The Times)
John Sparrow

Warney really is special. It's obviously the last time he'll play a Test in England and I felt for him when he walked off the ground. [2005 at The Oval]
Simon Jones

It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word.
Brooks Robinson

The first reference I can find to this quotation seems to be in 'The St Catharines Standard' (St Cathariens, Ontario, Canada (Osprey Press)) Ocober 13, 2000.

A Canadian politician William Peter Randall was lamenting on the lack of election races and apparent public lack of interest.

He said, 'Acclamation is not democracy, it is apathy'.

You can find more about him in Wikipedia etc.

I have seen the quotation used a few times since then and belive it may be a good addition to your database.

John

Acclamation is not democracy, it is apathy.

-Willam Peter Randall
Canadian Politician, Quotiation circa 2000
William Peter Randall

After you've done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.
Benny Goodman

The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
Jean Baudrillard

I had an opportunity many, many times to go to the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Hefner. Jerry Buss asked me many times and you know what, looking back that was stupid of me not going there.
Marcel Dionne

Pope Benedict XVI assumes leadership at a critical time in which the world's collective wisdom and leadership including that of the religious community is most important to face up to challenges of deepening poverty and under-development afflicting many people of the world.
Thabo Mbeki

Every work of Genius is tinctured by the feelings, and often originates in the events of times
Isaac Disraeli

I see it as an elderly lady, who mutters away to herself in a corner, ignored most of the time (on the Church of England)
George Carey

I think it's about time people just back off and give me a little bit of breathing space so I can enjoy myself in my own home
Frank Bruno

How many times have you bought something thinking it would make you happy, and found it does not? [On the revenge of the credit card]
Gregg Easterbrook

I'd say my style was comfortable and practical, but I sometimes dress more formally, depending on the occasion.
Jonny Wilkinson

If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.
Margaret Thatcher

Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been.
Mickey Mantle

Every public action, which is not customary, either is wrong, or, if it is right, is a dangerous precedent. It follows that nothing should ever be done for the first time
Francis Cornford

Now it's time to do something for me [on trying to lose weight]
Chris Moyles

What we usually find is that when people think they have a new idea or approach something for the first time, it is actually a recurrence of a line of thinking explored in the past.
Robert Hass

Winning all the time is not necessarily good for the team.
John Toshack

They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I wear all colours but black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black.
John Selden

"I think this journal will be disadvantageous for me, for I spend my time now like a spider spinning my own entrails."
Mary Bokin Chesnut

Once upon a time, not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine
Stephen King

So ordinary and unedifying was the sight of the batsmen getting dismissed regularly that the tag of 'chokers in crunch matches' now belongs to them and not South Africa, who had monopolised it for a long time now
Sunil Gavaskar

Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
Alvin Toffler

Everything that is right or natural pleasds for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'tis time to part.
Thomas Paine

It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.
Elizabeth Bowen

The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
Edgar Watson Howe

We've had a tough season this time around so it's pleasing to show a bit of form towards the end and hopefully we can take that into next year.
David Sales

We felt we had a little bit of momentum going and that there was a psychological effect, we were bowling well and were up on the Aussies and it was a good position to put them in again [on making Australia follow on for the first time in 19 years]
Duncan Fletcher

I have played a lot of Test cricket with Paul Collingwood over the past year. I seem to be spending more time with him than my fiancee.
Kevin Pietersen

I'm just beginning to direct. For all intents and purposes, this is the first time for me. [bodes well for the guinea pigs!]
Mark Harmon

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
Arlen Specter

Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.
Paul Dickson

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
George Eliot

Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth
Gene Fowler

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
Will Rogers

I say now and have often said before, Fathers of the Senate, that a well-disposed and helpful prince, to whom you have given such great and unrestrained power, ought to be the servant of the Senate, often of the citizens as a whole, and sometimes even of individuals.
Tiberius Caesar

For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal.
Carl Bernstein

Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States.
Harri Holkeri



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