?Thank you ladies and gentlemen for a very warm reception. It was one hundred and forty-four years ago that members of the Democratic Party first met in convention to select a Presidential candidate. Since that time, Democrats have continued to convene once every four years and draft a party platform and nominate a ...
"We. We are a party -- We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future. We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that t...
"Let each person do his or her part. If one citizen is unwilling to participate, all of us are going to suffer. For the American idea, though it is shared by all of us, is realized in each one of us. And now, what are those of us who are elected public officials supposed to do? We call ourselves 'public servants' bu...
"I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join you in this meeting because I am in deepest agreement with the aims and work of the organization which has brought us together: Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam. The recent statements of your executi...
"Tonight, however, I wish not to speak with Hanoi and the National Liberation Front, but rather to my fellowed Americans, there is at the outset a very obvious and almost facile connection between the war in Vietnam and the struggle I, and others, have been waging in America. A few years ago there was a shining mome...
"If America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read: Vietnam. It can never be saved so long as it destroys the deepest hopes of men the world over. So it is that those of us who are yet determined that America will be are led down the path of protest and dissent, working for the health of our ...
"For nine years following 1945 we denied the people of Vietnam the right of independence. For nine years we vigorously supported the French in their abortive effort to recolonize Vietnam. Before the end of the war we were meeting eighty percent of the French war costs. Even before the French were defeated at Dien Bi...
"What do they think of our condoning the violence which led to their own taking up of arms? How can they believe in our integrity when now we speak of 'aggression from the North' as if there were nothing more essential to the war? How can they trust us when now we charge them with violence after the murderous reign ...
"Perhaps only his sense of humor and of irony can save him when he hears the most powerful nation of the world speaking of aggression as it drops thousands of bombs on a poor, weak nation more than eight thousand miles away from its shores. At this point I should make it clear that while I have tried in these last f...
"A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, 'This way of settling differences is not just.' This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of se...
"The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. And history is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate. As Arnold Toynbee says: 'Love is the ultimate force that makes for the saving choice of life and good against the damning ch...
"My good friend and great Republican, Dick Nixon, and your charming wife, Pat; my running mate, that wonderful Republican who has served us so well for so long, Bill Miller and his wife, Stephanie; to Thurston Morton who's done such a commendable job in chairmaning this Convention; to Mr. Herbert Hoover, who I hope ...
"They have been given spectacles, and, yes, they've even been given scandals. Tonight, there is violence in our streets, corruption in our highest offices, aimlessness amongst our youth, anxiety among our elders, and there's a virtual despair among the many who look beyond material success for the inner meaning of t...
"It was Republican leadership under Dwight Eisenhower that kept the peace, and passed along to this administration the mightiest arsenal for defense the world has ever known. And I needn't remind you that it was the strength and the [un]believable will of the Eisenhower years that kept the peace by using our strengt...
"I can see a day when all the Americas, North and South, will be linked in a mighty system, a system in which the errors and misunderstandings of the past will be submerged one by one in a rising tide of prosperity and interdependence. We know that the misunderstandings of centuries are not to be wiped away in a day...
"Thus, do we seek inventiveness, diversity, and creative difference within a stable order, for we Republicans define government's role where needed at many, many levels -- preferably, though, the one closest to the people involved. Our towns and our cities, then our counties, then our states, then our regional compa...
"Thank you very much. It's a privilege and an honor to be in the white intellectual ghetto of the West. We wanted to do a couple of things before we started. The first is that, based on the fact that SNCC, through the articulation of its program by its chairman, has been able to win elections in Georgia, Alabama, Ma...
"Now we maintain that in the past six years or so, this country has been feeding us a 'thalidomide drug of integration,' and that some negroes have been walking down a dream street talking about sitting next to white people; and that that does not begin to solve the problem; that when we went to Mississippi we did n...
"We couldn't go bare-breasted any more because they got excited. Now when the missionaries came to civilize us because we were uncivilized, educate us because we were uneducated, and give us some, some literate studies because we were illiterate, they charged a price. The missionaries came with the Bible, and we had...
"Integration is a man's ability to want to move in there by himself. If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black, that is his choice. It should be his rights. It is not because white people will not allow him. So vice versa: If a black man wants to live in the slums, that should be his right. Bl...
"The question is, can the white society or the white activist disassociate himself with two clowns who waste time parrying with each other rather than talking about the problems that are facing people in this state? Can you dissociate yourself with those clowns and start to build new institutions that will eliminate...
"There is a higher law than the law of a fool named Rusk. And there's a higher law than the law of a buffoon named Johnson. It's the law of each of us. It's the law of each of us. It is the law of each of us saying that we will not allow them to make us hired killers. We will stand pat. We will not kill anybody that...
"This country told us that if we worked hard we would succeed, and if that were true we would own this country lock, stock, and barrel, lock, stock, and barrel, lock, stock, and barrel. It is we who have picked the cotton for nothing. It is we who are the maids in the kitchens of liberal white people. It is we who a...
"And the question is, How do we raise those questions? How do we ....How do we begin to raise them? We have grown up and we are the generation that has found this country to be a world power, that has found this country to be the wealthiest country in the world. We must question how she got her wealth? That's what w...
"'Cause that's all we do. What underdeveloped countries needs -- information on how to become industrialized, so they can keep their raw materials where they have it, produce them and sell it to this country for the price it's supposed to pay; not that we produce it and sell it back to them for a profit and keep sen...
"So that the question stands as to what we are willing to do, how we are willing to say 'No' to withdraw from that system and begin within our community to start to function and to build new institutions that will speak to our needs. In Lowndes County, we developed something called the Lowndes County Freedom Organiz...
"Now the question is, How is the white community going to begin to allow for that organizing, because once they start to do that, they will also allow for the organizing that they want to do inside their community. It doesn't make a difference, 'cause we're going to organize our way anyway. We're going to do it. The...
"We've got one of the best design teams in the world."
"Now it's a breeding ground for terrorists."
"He betrayed this country! He played on our fears!"
"I can conceive of a national destiny which meets the responsibilities of today and measures up to the possibilities of tomorrow. Behold a republic, resting securely upon the mountain of eternal truth - a republic applying in practice and proclaiming to the world the self-evident proposition that all men are created...
"Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. You know how bad my voice sounds -- well it feels just as bad. You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you're a boy and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in ...
"And I also want to invite you to be part of this campaign. Those of you who have been part of a campaign before know it is a lot of fun. It's a lot of hard work, but you meet people you'd never meet before, you talk to folks about all kinds of things that are important to them and to you. So I hope you will sign...
"Now, I have spent my entire adult life trying to bridge the gap between different kinds of people and that's in my DNA. I'm trying to promote mutual understanding, to insist that we all share common hopes and common dreams as Americans and as human beings. That's who I am. That's what I believe. That's what thi...
Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Dick Durbin. You make us all proud. On behalf of the great state of Illinois, crossroads of a nation, Land of Lincoln, let me express my deepest gratitude for the privilege of addressing this convention. ...
"I know there are still barriers and biases out there, often unconcious, and I want to build an America that respects and embraces the potential of every last one of us."
"Now, I have spent my entire adult life trying to bridge the gap between different kinds of people and that's in my DNA."
"Investing in the health, welfare, and education of black and brown and white children will ultimately help all of America prosper."
"The time has come to move beyond the bitterness and pettiness and anger that's consumed Washington."
"This was the moment when we finally beat back the politics of fear, and doubt, and cynicism; the politics where we tear each other down instead of lifting this country up. This was the moment."
"We owe it to our children to invest in early childhood education; and recruit an army of new teachers and give them better pay and more support; and finally decide that in this global economy, the chance to get a college education should not be a privilege for the few, but a birthright of every American."
"Public financing in presidential elections as it exists today is broken, and we face opponents who have become masters at gaming this broken system."
"It's not that ordinary people have forgotten how to dream big dreams, they just think that their leadership has forgotten how."
"Why would we want to fund both sides of the war on terrorism?"
"We can't, just as an ideological exercise, spend billions of dollars that could have been spent right here in New Hampshire and all across the country in schools and hospitals and roads and bridges and technology and broadband and innovation."
"Tomorrow is the last day of the primaries and the beginning of a new phase in the campaign."
"You should base your decisions on facts and not ideology."
"Bigger government, higher taxes, more government programs; I don't think that's the right way to go."
"Let's make sure that the burdens and benefits of globalization are fairly distributed."
"We're going to be building a house of cards."
"Kind of like being - kind of like the bat boy talking about you."
"When my time on earth has gone, and my activities here are past, I hope they bury me upside down so the critics can kiss my ass."
"Damn you are a tough son of a bitch, I should take you home with me I mean you gotta a lot of goddamn rules here. They play intelligently they play within themselves, they pay attention to what's going on. They are extremely alert. They are a really well taught basketball team and I throw that out to you guys becau...
"Together in this campaign in 2008 we shattered barriers that have stood firm since the founding of this nation. Barriers that our supporters, perhaps at the beginning didn't believe could be shattered."
"Behind all the labels, behind all the false divisions and all the false categories that define us, beyond the petty bickering and beyond all the point-scoring in Washington and that you see sometimes dominating the cable news, Americans are a fundamentally decent and generous and hard-working people, with a awful l...
"This is very difficult, and people have to unwind from it in their own time, but I think the message was clear last night. The people have spoken, the elections are over for the nomination. Barack Obama is the nominee of the Democratic party."
"The effect of Senator Clinton and the effect of Senator Obama both have been very positive."
"It's not easy cause egos can run wild and uh."
"They want to be entertained in various ways. The one way I know they don't want to be entertained is for people to just come on and play their songs."
"So basically I just want to be happy and make a lot of money and buy a lot of things."
"Cause I mean I get so bored, I'd be so bored."
"I want to be buried with all my stuff."
"I've almost become a nun."
"It's all bubbling under."
"On my mind was to try and sortof bridge that gap."
"I'm from San Antonio so I know all about the Brown Pride."
"I've been waiting more than 30 years to say this: Dad, I always told you I'd come back and get my degree."
"I've been waiting more than 30 years to say this."
"Dad, I always told you, I'd come back and get my degree."
"And it will be nice to finally have a college degree on my resume."
"Harvard's most successful dropout."
"I guess that makes me valedictorian of my own special class."
"I'm a bad influence."
"That's how I came to be the leader of the anti-social group."
"We can finally take on these inequities, and we can solve them."
"I'm optimistic that we can do this."
"I completely disagree."
"Please ask yourself: should our best minds be more dedicated to solving our biggest problems."
"Somewhere along the way, too many Republicans in Congress became indistinguishable from the big-spending Democrats that they used to oppose. The only power of government that could stop them was the power of the veto, and it was rarely used."
"We've been in South Korea -- we've been in Japan for 60 years."
"I'd rather, I'd rather be a bum in the boxcar on the Obama Train than on the front of the bus with John McCain. I can tell you that."
"As President I will unite both Republicans and Democrats as we take on this economic issue, this national security issue and this environmental issue. And I have a long record of involvement in that issue in a bipartisan fashion."
"Look, I'm not a ball freak."
"I don't denounce the person, I don't disown the person, even if I disagree with the statement."
"That this misogyny, and hatred, and the use of the n-word, and ho and bitch is wrong."
"Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their, their love with women all across this country."
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier. Just so long as I'm the dictator."
"We don't want to go back to tomorrow, we want to move forward."
"I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. And, didn?t inhale."
"Everyone is watching him, everything he does, and he is the best player that ever walked on grass."
"If I played well in that back nine I could definitely get back to even par for the tournament and I would be right back in the championship."
"Sometimes you got to be careful what you wish for, I guess. It was great. How much better can you know. No, I knew he would make that putt. That's what he does."
"That's just a bunch of bull."
"Well thank you, for that kind introduction, and for the privilege of speaking to this forum."
"As you all may know, in July, I'll make a big career change."
"I'm not worried. I believe I'm still marketable."
"I'm not worried. I believe I'm still marketable. I'm a self-starter, I'm proficient in Microsoft Office, I guess that's it."
"I'm a self-starter. I'm proficient in Microsoft Office. I guess that's it."
"Some of us are lucky enough to arrive at moments in life when we can pause, reflect on our work and say, 'this is great. It's fun, exciting, and useful.'"
"Some of us are lucky enough to arrive at moments in life when we can pause, reflect on our work and say, 'this is great. It's fun, exciting, and useful. I could do this forever.'"
"I saw that breakthroughs in technology could solve key problems, and they do, increasingly, for billions of people."
"There are billions of people who need the great inventions of the computer age, and many more basic needs as well, but they have no way of expressing their needs in ways that matter to the market. So they go without."
"I'm an optimist, but I'm an impatient optimist. The world is getting better. But it's not getting better fast enough, and it's not getting better for everyone."
"So the bottom billion misses the benefits of the global economy. And yet they'll suffer from the negative effects of economic growth they missed out on. Climate change will have the biggest impact on people who have done the least to cause it."
"Why do people benefit in inverse proportion to their need?"
"A few years ago I was sitting at a bar here in Davos with Bono."
"A few years ago I was sitting at a bar here in Davos with Bono. Late at night, after a few drinks, he was on fire."
"A few years ago I was sitting at a bar here in Davos with Bono. Late at night, after a few drinks, he was on fire, talking about how he could get a percentage of each purchase from civic-minded companies to help change the world."
"Late at night, after a few drinks, he was on fire."
"And so this will be the first time since I was 17 that I won't have my fulltime Microsoft job."
"And I'm not really sure what that last day is going to be like."
"And I'm not really sure what that last day is going to be like. It could be a bit strange, you know, what do you do on your last day?"
"Well, to create a new standard, it takes something that's not just a little bit different, it takes something that's really new, and really captures people's imagination, and the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard."
"Well, you know, Bill built the first software company."
"And the business model that they ended up pursuing turned out to be one that worked really well, you know, for the industry."
"So, I think, the biggest thing was Bill was really focused on software before almost anybody else had a clue that it was really the software."
"Building a company's really hard, and it requires your greatest persuasive abilities to hire the best people you have and keep em, keep em at your company and keep em, doing the best work of their lives, hopefully."
"Building a company's really hard."
"The best BASIC on the planet."
"Well, I really don't think there's any word in the English language that expresses so many different things as the word 'fuck' does. You know, you can use surprise. 'Well I'll be fucked.' You can use the word 'fuck' to indicate anger. 'Fuck you.' You can use the word 'fuck' to indicate dismay. 'Oh, fuck.' I jus...
"Let me answer that. You know, that is an absolute crock of . You know and you people in the news media, all of you that dwell on some negative piece of like that. And I don't know how Steve feels about it, but it just . And you don't have to bleep one single word of this."
"If it amazes you then you don't know anything about basketball. You're , ahh, illuminating your relative lack of knowledge of the game with a statement like that. Let's just start all this 'n again. Now I'm not here to argue the thing with you, I'm not gonna debate things with you people from television. No, y...