Affiliation Quotes

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talent-dont-need-affiliation-mayank-kumar-louteriya
i-would-describe-my-spirituality-as-exactly-the-opposite-of-having-a-religious-affiliation
i-promised-to-have-no-partisan-affiliation-no-subsidy-except-advertising-benjamin-day
anyone-with-gun-can-go-out-commit-act-terrorism-even-without-political-affiliation-aaron-mcgruder
those-us-who-dont-have-party-affiliation-ought-to-be-able-to-register-under-heading-confused-andy-rooney
im-100-percent-jewish-by-blood-but-by-education-im-nothing-by-affiliation-im-nothing-joseph-brodsky
what-is-essence-ones-religious-affiliation-if-one-isnt-living-by-moral-principles-edmond-mbiaka
my-affiliation-with-england-is-borne-out-by-fact-that-i-do-come-back-for-periodic-visits
we-shall-say-clearly-that-any-symbol-conspicuously-displaying-religious-affiliation-in-school-is-prohibited
i-plan-to-work-my-utmost-for-singaporeans-whatever-be-their-political-affiliation-the-presidency-is-above-politics
the-behavior-individual-is-determined-not-by-his-racial-affiliation-but-by-character-his-ancestry-his-cultural-environment-franz-boas
many-people-who-say-they-have-no-religion-are-simply-saying-they-have-no-official-religious-affiliation-they-may-actually-have-strong-personal-beliefs
your-nationality-any-other-affiliation-isnt-written-on-your-forehead-any-visible-part-your-body-it-is-shown-by-way-you-pride-yourself-jo-m
truthfully-we-dont-want-my-weezer-affiliation-to-have-any-bearing-on-whether-someone-likes-us-not-its-entirely-different-thing-the-space-twins-have-our-own-chemistry
i-have-been-unable-to-live-uncommitted-suspended-life-i-have-not-hesitated-to-declare-my-affiliation-with-extremely-unpopular-cause-edward-said
ive-always-had-natural-affiliation-with-nature-if-i-wasnt-actor-id-be-some-sort-biologist-working-in-field-in-africa-something-callan-mcauliffe
the-public-library-is-where-those-without-money-power-access-university-affiliation-advanced-degrees-can-get-information-for-free-siva-vaidhyanathan
we-want-to-celebrate-our-affiliation-with-luxury-real-estate-with-our-clients-customers-as-well-as-our-friends-neighbors-all-whom-have-been-supportive-instrumental-in-our-success
let-them-be-reassured-it-has-never-been-one-our-intentions-to-ban-religion-in-society-but-solely-to-protect-national-education-system-from-any-jeanpierre-raffarin
regardless-your-political-affiliation-most-people-agree-that-ronald-reagan-was-american-icon-he-was-president-national-significance-for-that-reason-he-deserves-honor-in-nations-c
whatever-my-party-affiliation-i-will-continue-to-be-guided-by-president-kennedys-statement-that-sometimes-party-asks-too-much-arlen-specter
your-race-and-gender-dont-change-but-you-can-choose-to-change-your-political-affiliation-at-will
online-affiliation-with-good-causes-is-good-netiquette-stand-for-something-networketiquettenet-david-chiles
the-writer-is-the-person-who-stands-outside-society-independent-of-affiliation-and-independent-of-influence
well-your-premise-is-correct-that-we-have-to-first-guard-against-those-who-have-affiliation-with-terrorists-connection-we-have-watch-lists-systems-that-can-make-that-connection
peace-cannot-come-by-legislation-through-affiliation-with-any-political-philosophypeace-joy-happiness-can-come-only-through-acceptance-gods-theodore-m-burton
everyone-can-be-leader-irrespective-their-age-race-creed-nationality-political-affiliation-once-you-can-figure-out-your-talents-optimize-them-well-at-right-place-at-right-time-yo
i-think-youth-will-always-be-connected-to-strongest-music-at-time-because-i-dont-want-to-use-word-tribal-but-there-was-this-sort-familial-affiliation-that-people-would-feel-with-
statistics-on-religious-affiliation-are-notoriously-slippery-government-isnt-allowed-to-gather-such-data-membership-claims-religious-organizations-arent-entirely-reliable
i-have-never-belonged-to-party-i-dont-have-party-affiliation
yesterday-in-new-york-city-donald-trump-officially-changed-his-political-affiliation-from-republican-to-independent-and-donalds-hair-has-switched-from-jay-leno
touch-seems-to-be-such-important-tool-for-enhancing-social-cooperation-affiliation-that-we-have-evolved-special-physical-route-along-which-those-subliminal-feelings-social-connec
i-love-being-able-to-be-political-without-any-political-affiliation-lady-gaga
i-have-people-ask-me-if-im-going-to-convince-my-daughters-to-be-democrats-i-say-i-have-yet-to-convince-my-daughters-to-close-door-i-dont-how-in-world-i-would-ever-convince-them-t
My identity as Jewish cannot be reduced to a religious affiliation. Professor Said quoted Gramsci, an author that I'm familiar with, that, and I quote, 'to know thyself is to understand that we are a product of the historical process to date which has deposited an infinity of traces, without leaving an inventory'. Let's apply this pithy observation to Jewish identity. While it is tempting to equate Judaism with Jewishness, I submit to you that my identity as someone who is Jewish is far more complex than my religious affiliation. The collective inventory of the Jewish people rests on my shoulders. This inventory shapes and defines my understanding of what it means to be Jewish. The narrative of my people is a story of extraordinary achievement as well as unimaginable horror. For millennia, the Jewish people have left their fate in the hands of others. Our history is filled with extraordinary achievements as well as unimaginable violence. Our centuries-long Diaspora defined our existential identity in ways that cannot be reduced to simple labels. It was the portability of our religion that bound us together as a people, but it was our struggle to fit in; to be accepted that identified us as unique. Despite the fact that we excelled academically, professionally, industrially, we were never looked upon as anything other than Jewish. Professor Said in his book, Orientalism, examined how Europe looked upon the Orient as a dehumanized sea of amorphous otherness. If we accept this point of view, then my question is: How do you explain Western attitudes towards the Jews? We have always been a convenient object of hatred and violent retribution whenever it became convenient. If Europe reduced the Orient to an essentialist other, to borrow Professor Said's eloquent language, then how do we explain the dehumanizing treatment of Jews who lived in the heart of Europe? We did not live in a distant, exotic land where the West had discursive power over us. We thought of ourselves as assimilated. We studied Western philosophy, literature, music, and internalized the same culture as our dominant Christian brethren. Despite our contribution to every conceivable field of human endeavor, we were never fully accepted as equals. On the contrary, we were always the first to be blamed for the ills of Western Europe. Two hundred thousand Jews were forcibly removed from Spain in 1492 and thousands more were forcibly converted to Christianity in Portugal four years later. By the time we get to the Holocaust, our worst fears were realized. Jewish history and consciousness will be dominated by the traumatic memories of this unspeakable event. No people in history have undergone an experience of such violence and depth. Israel's obsession with physical security; the sharp Jewish reaction to movements of discrimination and prejudice; an intoxicated awareness of life, not as something to be taken for granted but as a treasure to be fostered and nourished with eager vitality, a residual distrust of what lies beyond the Jewish wall, a mystical belief in the undying forces of Jewish history, which ensure survival when all appears lost; all these, together with the intimacy of more personal pains and agonies, are the legacy which the Holocaust transmits to the generation of Jews who have grown up under its shadow. -Fictional debate between Edward Said and Abba Eban.

R.F. Georgy
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Social networks like Facebook seem impelled by a similar aspiration. Through the statistical "discovery" of potential friends, the provision of "Like" buttons and other clickable tokens of affection, and the automated management of many of the time-consuming aspects of personal relations, they seek to streamline the messy process of affiliation. Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, celebrates all of this as "frictionless sharing"-the removal of conscious effort from socializing. But there's something repugnant about applying the bureaucratic ideals of speed, productivity, and standardization to our relations with others. The most meaningful bonds aren't forged through transactions in a marketplace or other routinized exchanges of data. People aren't notes on a network grid. The bonds require trust and courtesy and sacrifice, all of which, at least to a technocrat's mind, are sources of inefficiency and inconvenience. Removing the friction from social attachments doesn't strengthen them; it weakens them. It makes them more like the attachments between consumers and products-easily formed and just as easily broken. Like meddlesome parents who never let their kids do anything on their own, Google, Facebook, and other makers of personal software end up demeaning and diminishing qualities of character that, at least in the past, have been seen as essential to a full and vigorous life: ingenuity, curiosity, independence, perseverance, daring. It may be that in the future we'll only experience such virtues vicariously, though the exploits of action figures like John Marston in the fantasy worlds we enter through screens.

Nicholas Carr
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For a long while I have believed - this is perhaps my version of Sir Darius Xerxes Cama's belief in a fourth function of outsideness - that in every generation there are a few souls, call them lucky or cursed, who are simply born not belonging, who come into the world semi-detached, if you like, without strong affiliation to family or location or nation or race; that there may even be millions, billions of such souls, as many non-belongers as belongers, perhaps; that, in sum, the phenomenon may be as 'natural' a manifestation of human nature as its opposite, but one that has been mostly frustrated, throughout human history, by lack of opportunity. And not only by that: for those who value stability, who fear transience, uncertainly, change, have erected a powerful system of stigmas and taboos against rootlessness, that disruptive, anti-social force, so that we mostly conform, we pretend to be motivated by loyalties and solidarities we do not really feel, we hide our secret identities beneath the false skins of those identities which bear the belongers' seal of approval. But the truth leaks out in our dreams; alone in our beds (because we are all alone at night, even if we do not sleep by ourselves), we soar, we fly, we flee. And in the waking dreams our societies permit, in our myths, our arts, our songs, we celebrate the non-belongers, the different ones, the outlaws, the freaks. What we forbid ourselves we pay good money to watch, in a playhouse or a movie theater, or to read about between the secret covers of a book. Our libraries, our palaces of entertainment tell the truth. The tramp, the assassin, the rebel, the thief, the mutant, the outcast, the delinquent, the devil, the sinner, the traveler, the gangster, the runner, the mask: if we did not recognize in them our least-fulfilled needs, we would not invent them over and over again, in every place, in every language, in every time.

Salman Rushdie
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Within sixty-minute limits or one-hundred-yard limits or the limits of a game board, we can look for perfect moments or perfect structures. In my fiction I think this search sometimes turns out to be a cruel delusion. No optimism, no pessimism. No homesickness for lost values or for the way fiction used to be written. Everybody seems to know everything. Subjects surface and are totally exhausted in a matter of days or weeks, totally played out by the publishing industry and the broadcast industry. Nothing is too arcane to escape the treatment, the process. Making things difficult for the reader is less an attack on the reader than it is on the age and its facile knowledge-market. The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence. The writer is the man or woman who automatically takes a stance against his or her government. There are so many temptations for American writers to become part of the system and part of the structure that now, more than ever, we have to resist. American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous. Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous. That's why so many of them are in jail. Some people prefer to believe in conspiracy because they are made anxious by random acts. Believing in conspiracy is almost comforting because, in a sense, a conspiracy is a story we tell each other to ward off the dread of chaotic and random acts. Conspiracy offers coherence. I see contemporary violence as a kind of sardonic response to the promise of consumer fulfillment in America... I see this desperation against the backdrop of brightly colored packages and products and consumer happiness and every promise that American life makes day by day and minute by minute everywhere we go. Discarded pages mark the physical dimensions of a writer's labor. Film allows us to examine ourselves in ways earlier societies could not-examine ourselves, imitate ourselves, extend ourselves, reshape our reality. It permeates our lives, this double vision, and also detaches us, turns some of us into actors doing walk-throughs. Every new novel stretches the term of the contract-let me live long enough to do one more book. You become a serious novelist by living long enough.

Don DeLillo
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