Despite Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Despite Quotes from Lawrence Kutner, Robert Zubrin, Michael Nielsen, Munira Mirza, Tony Visconti. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even

Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even chopsticks comes with an instruction manual. Children, despite all their complexity, do not.
Lawrence Kutner
Despite being bailed out – in some cases repeatedly – by the public purse, the automakers have shown little public spirit.
Robert Zubrin
Despite the value of open data, most labs make no systematic effort to share data with other scientists.
Michael Nielsen
A contemporary artist like Grayson Perry is brilliant partly because of his expert knowledge of art history, not despite it.
Munira Mirza
Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low, especially when all the radical ideas were making sense and things were starting to click.
Tony Visconti
Despite everything I’ve been through, despite being a kid with a spotty background, the Cleveland Browns stuck their neck out and risked taking me and put their faith and belief in me, and I won’t let them down.
Josh Gordon
Despite the best intentions, companies often become culturally dysfunctional. This occurs when leadership has a perception about the culture that conflicts with reality, or leadership behaves differently than what might be written down.
Peter Levine
If Boston charters can be stymied despite their extraordinary success, charters anywhere can be stopped.
Campbell Brown
Artists usually don’t make all that much money, and they often keep their artistic hobby despite the money rather than due to it.
Linus Torvalds
Despite great advances in women’s rights, statistics show that when it comes to the balance of power between the sexes, equality is far from being a global reality.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
My grandmother was a kind of Scarsdale, New York, society woman, best known in her day as the author of the 1959 book ‘Growing Your Own Way: An Informal Guide for Teen-Agers’ – this despite being a person whose parenting style made Joan Crawford’s wire hangers look like pool noodles.
Sloane Crosley
I suppose I always find a lot of characters that are deeply, deeply keening with a sense of yearning and desire through sadness, but they have a bravery that keeps them going despite that.
Marianne Elliott
All over the world, social innovation is tackling some of the most pressing problems facing society today – from fair trade, distance learning, hospices, urban farming and waste reduction to restorative justice and zero-carbon housing. But most of these are growing despite, not because of, help from governments.
Geoff Mulgan
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Lech Walesa
Despite the amazing diversity we’re blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions.
Steve Kerr
A lot of the music comes out of that conflict of wanting this other thing and feeling guilty about wanting it, and then it guiding me somewhere despite my kicking and screaming.
Caroline Polachek
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank
If my soccer career were over, I would still come here because of the people. And despite the fact I’ve had to skip some school for National Team purposes, I am looking forward to holding that Carolina degree as soon as I can get my hands on it.
Lorrie Fair
I am proud of the fact that, despite all the disparities that do come up often in our country, we are still Indians, and I am proud of that.
Sushmita Sen
My father’s an early aviator, and my first flight was with him at age two. Now, despite the fact that I got sick on the flight, I still enjoyed it, I believe.
Buzz Aldrin
It’s hard to find good teamwork in practice, and I have never thought that we, as a party, were any better at working as a team than the Tories, despite our core values.
Bob Ainsworth
Despite the fact that important measures such as the Americans with Disabilities Act passed only with crucial Republican support, the public – and the community of disability advocates – normally identifies this issue with the Democratic party.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development.
Itzhak Perlman
I am one of the few composers who has been lucky enough to manage to do songs with female singers, despite the labels and producers wanting otherwise. They don’t believe that songs with female voices can work and often push us to work with male singers.
Amaal Mallik
Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.
Malcolm X
Building mental strength is about learning to regulate your thoughts, manage your emotions, and behave productively despite whatever circumstances you find yourself in.
Amy Morin
With health care, despite the fact that we as a nation have already chosen to provide health care in one form or another to everyone, we have, until Obamacare, chosen to pick the least cost-effective means, a mix of private and public offerings, of providing that care. That makes no sense.
Mark Cuban
Despite all of our efforts to control something, the world is much, much more powerful than us, and more deranged even than us.
Errol Morris
The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work.
Fabrizio Moreira
I was a terrible student. When I went to Sidwell Friends, there were 100 kids in my class. I was the worst student, by far. But I had a few teachers who, despite all that, believed in me.
Davis Guggenheim
I’d like to see women get on to boards and run companies despite the fact that men occupy the citadels of power.
Rachel Johnson
I have taken pride in my pain, knowing full well that I am stronger than those who have none and despite the many injustices that still exist in our world, the racial disparities that continue and the bigotry that pervades I still remain hopeful about the future.
A. J. Odudu
As a newspaper reporter, I covered and was around a fair number of crime scenes involving juvenile delinquents, and few things bothered me more than listening to their parents. Crying, ranting, proclaiming how great their children were despite being kicked out of school or previous run-ins with the law.
LZ Granderson
In most cases, it’s slight and often unintentional gaps in integrity that hold leaders, their employees, and their companies back. Despite their potential, these leaders harm their employees and themselves.
Travis Bradberry
I’ve long been interested in how technology mediates desire and the way that our phones, an extension of ourselves, foster intimate interactions that feel so personal and deep, despite being relayed through a machine.
Jenna Wortham
Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S. and their employees are doing remarkable work.
John Engler
Despite serious constraints, challenges, and non-cooperation from the Centre, we have managed to develop Andhra on all fronts and ensured that the state tops in national ranks on various parameters, apart from successfully attracting large-scale investments from global giants.
N. Chandrababu Naidu
Magazines that depend on photography, and design, and long reads, and quality stuff, are going to do just fine despite the Internet and cable news.
Jann Wenner
Politically, of course, the U.S., despite the flaws in its systems, is still a democracy – we like to associate with democracies. And strategically, the U.S. is a counter-balance to China, a rising China that is not yet a democracy.
Tsai Ing-wen
Ballet is a healthy world despite what people might think. There’s a perception that ballet dancers are skinny and unhealthy, but that’s rubbish. You have to be strong, so eating regularly and healthily is essential.
Darcey Bussell
I focused my mind and energies on short-term Trump problems, which allowed me to avoid thinking about my own long-term Trump problem of having given him the benefit of the doubt for more than a decade, despite having many reasons not to.
Omarosa Manigault Newman
We’re at maybe 1% of what is possible. Despite the faster change, we’re still moving slow relative to the opportunities we have. I think a lot of that is because of the negativity… Every story I read is Google vs someone else. That’s boring. We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist.
Larry Page
The reason I vouched for reopening liquor vends despite the pandemic was that there was no other source of revenue than excise duty.
Amarinder Singh
Despite outsiders being invited to write software, the iPhone thus remains tightly tethered to its vendor – the way that the Kindle is controlled by Amazon.
Jonathan Zittrain
Despite a rich history of black Americans involved in the Catholic Church, invisibility is a big problem for black Catholics in America.
Anthea Butler
Despite the impression you may have from watching too much TV, movies are not about reproducing reality. They’re about telling stories.
Seth Shostak
Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.
George Washington Carver
I don’t really care anymore: I’m fiercely proud of the fact I’ve been able to make a career despite the fact I wasn’t born into privately educated schools.
Stacey Dooley
One of the great tragedies of Brexit has been that despite the fact there was an unprecedented public vote for change, Brexit was almost hijacked, owned, and controlled by a technocratic establishment.
Claire Fox
My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government’s false claims.
Kevin Mitnick
The main influence on a child’s palate may no longer be a parent but a series of food manufacturers whose products – despite their illusion of infinite choice – deliver a monotonous flavour hit, quite unlike the more varied flavours of traditional cuisine.
Bee Wilson
The joy for me as a writer is that, despite the fact I spend most of my life on my own in a room eating too much chocolate and drinking too much tea, eventually they let me out into the world.
Abi Morgan
I have three favorite politicians: Reagan, Truman, and Bobby Kennedy – Bobby for showing remarkable political courage despite being loathed by many on both sides.
Joe Scarborough
Despite everything that’s going on, people need love.
Ashton Sanders
Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation, the social fabric of the region by and large is one.
Bashar al-Assad
Despite claims by some to the contrary, we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings by experts that existing technologies do not fully or effectively detect nuclear material.
John Linder
Despite what Washington thinks or does on this 15th anniversary, we the people will never forget those who perished and the lessons learned on Sept. 11, 2001.
Chuck Norris
Despite all the gains for democracy in the world, in many countries anyone who wants to publish truths unwelcome to the government risks suppression and criminal punishment.
Anthony Lewis
Everything you see is filtered through your visual system (imperfect) and your brain (also imperfect, despite what your mom told you). Witness testimony is the worst kind of evidence in science.
Seth Shostak
The federal government requires that its loans be paid back within 10 years of graduation, and Harvard has pegged its loans to the same 10-year timetable. Yet despite Harvard’s low default rate, the idea of years of loan debt is daunting for some students even before it’s time to pay back.
David Fahrenthold
Despite my work, I know some in politics will never support me. I see them distort my record.
London Breed
No, Borussia is not falling apart. It does not matter whichever players will leave. That is what the past has showed. The club has developed and actually improved despite big-name players leaving.
Granit Xhaka
After years of hiding and holding off because of the trial, I finally announced my intent to change my name and transition to living as woman on 22 August 2013 – the day following my sentencing – a personal high point for me, despite my other circumstances.
Chelsea Manning
I did not dwell on the issue of Europe during either the 2001 or the 2005 campaigns – despite it being a pivotal personal concern and despite seeing it as something of a litmus test for liberal democracy.
Charles Kennedy
Despite everything, I love Miami. I love the people. I’m grateful this organization drafted me, and I think people should know that.
Jarvis Landry
The fight for justice for the transgender community is largely invisible to our fellow citizens, despite the rampant systematic discrimination of trans people – those whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth.
Chelsea Manning
Despite the constant clamor for attention from the modern world, I do believe we need to procure a psychological space for ourselves. I apparently know some people who try to achieve this by logging off or going without their Twitter or Facebook for a limited period.
Alan Moore
Despite living in this post-9/11 age of transnational terrorism, the risk of death during air travel has plummeted to the point where we now measure it in the ‘per billions’ of passengers.
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Despite the never-ending debate on the question of the role of government in America, there’s been a strong tradition of protecting our undisputed, important natural treasures or taking on great common engineering challenges.
Walt Mossberg
Trump, despite his shallow depth of biblical knowledge, plays into both the apocalyptic end-time fears of evangelicals and their nostalgia for a ‘small town’ America.
Anthea Butler
I manage to scrape together a private life, despite the press.
Michael Hutchence
I’d like to think life has improved since 1850, despite the long hours we all seem to spend slaving over hot computers, but the psychological journeys remain the same – the search for love, identity, a meaningful place in the world.
Meg Rosoff
The inner me was always under attack by authority, by the way my parents wanted me to be brought up, by these English schools I went to. So I’ve always felt this kind of anti-authoritarian strain in me, pushing to express itself despite the obstacles.
Edward Said
Despite allegations by liberal advocacy groups that voter suppression tactics by the right hindered minority voting, blacks represented 13 percent of the electorate in 2012, a percentage about equivalent with 2008.
Elizabeth Flock
I loved Internet businesses, having built and sold one. And I loved the financial business, despite the fact that it was almost all a scam.
James Altucher
With Pablo, I lose my reason, and with me, he loses his head; and then all that’s left is a man pursued by justice and a woman pursued by the media who know and take care of and need each other, despite the pain caused by all the absences, all his crimes and her sins.
Virginia Vallejo
‘I Am Singh’ is about Sikhs, who, despite living in the U.S. for generations, were mistaken for Arabs and Afghans due to their turbans and became victims of racist violence in the aftermath of 9/11. The film takes a look at the discrimination against Sikhs post 9/11.
Puneet Issar
Studies of social games, puzzle games, and brain-training games have shown they have little effect on the brain despite often being marketed as improving memory and reaction speeds.
Daphne Bavelier
Despite explicit warnings, the consequences of the invasion were underestimated.
John Chilcot
But despite the universality of URLs, we often forget that they’re not just a handy way to address network resources. They’re also valuable communication tools.
Jesse James Garrett
Over the last five years, the Administration and the majority in Congress have appropriated less than $900 million for port security grants – despite the Coast Guard’s determination that $5.4 billion is needed over 10 years.
Solomon Ortiz
But I would assert that despite the wide variety of yoga options and individual preferences, there is one universal element: the union of consciousness and movement, breath and awareness.
Carre Otis
For nearly a century and a half, this country deluded itself into thinking that its greatest calamity, the Civil War, had nothing to do with one of its greatest sins, enslavement. It deluded itself in this manner despite available evidence to the contrary.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
We can do without butter, but, despite all our love of peace, not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns.
Joseph Goebbels
Despite all of our technological advances, content creation still requires time, inspiration, and a certain amount of sweat. There aren’t any shortcuts. You can’t write an algorithm for it. You can’t predict it. You can’t code it.
Shawn Amos
Despite the apparent trappings of modest success in television and so on, I have always been an uneasy person. I can’t change that. I can’t change that part of my psychological makeup.
Ardal O’Hanlon
I have long believed, especially after the unprovoked Western attack on Iraq and the ransacking of the Gaddafi regime in Libya, that North Korea would not desist from the full development of its nuclear weapons program, despite threats and sanctions from the West and even from China.
Paul Keating
According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts.
Ferdinand Mount
Despite all our gains in technology, product innovation and world markets, most people are not thriving in the organizations they work for.
Stephen Covey
The liberation of Iraq, which is already hard to justify from the perspective of American interests, at least had the virtue of freeing Iraqis from a brutal dictator. Despite all the anarchy and violence, life has gotten better for most Iraqis.
Timothy Noah
I’ve always covered up in the sun and it seemed so ridiculous that I developed cancer despite taking precautions.
Princess Michael of Kent
I am convinced that the public, large majority of the Greek people, realize that policies pursued in the past and the market practices have to be changed, in order to improve the prospects of the Greek economy. So there is, I think, strong public support despite the increases in social tensions.
Lucas Papademos
Despite the hours spent debating different models of general education, the choices faculties make rarely lead to any significant difference in the cognitive development of undergraduates.
Derek Bok
Despite all the attention paid to the obesity epidemic and the growing prevalence of preventable diseases, in the U.S. – as a society and as an industry – we’ve made health hard, even as our daily lives become easier.
Bruce Broussard
My mom died of cancer when I was really young. I’m not someone who tries to work out their own stuff with a role, but I think that happened despite my best efforts to keep myself separate from it.
Sarah Polley
Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.
Joseph Barbera
I am bouncing back despite being a girl from Mumbai who didn’t work for two years. A lot of others girls in the same situation would have had to walk away from the industry.
Nikita Thukral
Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television.
Michael Medved
The Cold War did end in the victory of one side and in the defeat of the other. This reality cannot be denied, despite the understandable sensitivities that such a conclusion provokes among the tenderhearted in the West and some of the former leaders of the defeated side.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Despite Labour’s achievements in government, we were too often seen as champions for global capital markets, which worked for bankers but did not seem to be delivering for the rest of Britain.
Chuka Umunna
Why, when India’s agricultural products are among the cheapest in the world despite a low yield per hectare, are we not able to double the production and export the products abroad?
Subramanian Swamy
Despite the volatile mixture of family, politics and past misdeeds darkening the present, ‘Hardball’ doesn’t have the sharp tang of the early novels or the expansive reach of more recent series installments.
Sarah Weinman
The ‘find it, fix it ‘model of medicine doesn’t work any more. The U.S. healthcare system is bankrupting the country, bankrolling the insurance companies and exhausting healthcare staff. And despite all that, we are ranked 50th in the world for life expectancy.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
It was an amazing childhood, despite what you might think about black struggle and poor neighbourhoods and the ghetto. My mother was an educated, budding linguist who really inspired us. Some of the leading indicators of success in the world have to do with how many books are in the house when you’re a kid.
Kehinde Wiley
I’ve always looked up to Dr. Reita Faria, the first Asian to win the Miss World crown. Despite many offers from the glamour industry, she followed her passion and went on to become a gynaecologist.
Manushi Chhillar
On buses and trains, I always think about the inexhaustible variety of human genes. We see types, and occasionally twins, but never doubles. All faces are unique, and this is exhilarating, despite the increasingly plastic similarity of TV stars and actors.
A. S. Byatt
Despite having lived in London for most of my life – and being a huge fan of dancing and drinking in the street – I’ve never been to Notting Hill carnival.
Lolly Adefope
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Desmond Tutu
No purchase is so urgent, no bargain so rare, that you don’t have time to research it thoroughly, despite what they might have you believe. This applies, in particular, to infomercials that urge you to ‘Call now, while supplies last,’ or ‘Call in the next 10 minutes for a free gift.’
Jean Chatzky
The great thing about ‘Hamilton,’ for me, is so many people have been exposed to and are more open to hip-hop and certain artists, despite the stigma that had before been attached to it.
Okieriete Onaodowan
France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her.
Pierre Laval
People would be shocked to know… that despite the nature of my TV character, I am actually a nice guy.
James Lafferty
For the first time in the history of Bihar, I provided a stable government. Despite being denied funds by the Centre, Bihar survived on its resources. I provided pucca dwellings to half a million Dalit families.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
Music is emotion; it’s a beautiful thing that connects people despite their age or differences or cultural differences and anything. We are still the same, and we can love the same things.
Tarja Turunen
Netflix, despite the fact that they compete very aggressively with Prime Video on the Amazon side, they run everything on top of AWS and have for several years – same with Disney, Warner, Fox, HBO and Turner, they all run on AWS.
Andy Jassy
A.K. Hangal’s work is a big contribution to serious theatre. To stick to it despite the attractions of commercial cinema is proof of his dedication.
Rohini Hattangadi
Over the last 10 years a huge amount has been achieved in getting people into work. Measures such as the New Deal, tax credits, the minimum wage and improved childcare have brought about record numbers of people in work, a number that is still rising despite the global economic slowdown.
Lucy Powell
For complicated historical and political reasons, we associate ‘poor’ in our public consciousness with ‘black.’ Terms such as ‘welfare queen’ and ‘culture of poverty’ became associated uniquely with the social maladies of African Americans in urban ghettos, despite the fact that poor whites outnumbered poor blacks.
J. D. Vance
Despite having my share of ups and downs, I have always maintained good health. A large part of that is due to good genes.
Rahul Dev
Despite this ever-increasing evidence of WhatsApp being a honeypot for people that still trust Facebook in 2019, it might also be the case that WhatsApp just accidentally implements critical security vulnerabilities across all their apps every few months.
Pavel Durov
I began sports as a Basketball player but got into lifting weights after a recurring ankle problem that stopped me from competing in basketball despite having surgeries.
Hafthor Bjornsson
I do not mind if a PM or leader of the opposition is single but if he or she chooses to dispense with marriage despite living with someone and having children, then I think that shows a contempt for marriage which sends an unfortunate message.
Ann Widdecombe
There are phases in life which surface at times, and it makes you understand that despite you working hard, everything what you are doing is probably not enough. That’s when you need to look around, and beyond.
Sunil Chhetri
Despite the negativity coming from the President’s opponents, the United States remains fully committed to assisting the Iraqis in restoring security and rebuilding their nation.
Craig L. Thomas
Medieval alchemists, despite their lust for gold, considered mercury the most potent and poetic substance in the universe. As a child, I would have agreed with them.
Sam Kean
There has been an awful lot of time and money spent looking at the president over the last four years The American people saw through those investigations. They voted for the president. And despite all of this time and attention, nothing has turned up because the president and the first lady did nothing wrong.
George Stephanopoulos
Despite what people think of cowboys, they take pride in how they look, and that look is important to them.
Steve Kanaly
I think all girls do struggle with image, despite not knowing what’s going on with other people.
Soccer Mommy
Despite claims that there are good and bad cops, we know that the system is failing everyone – including the police.
Opal Tometi
Despite recent media reports that have clouded, or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade.
Elizabeth Dole
Despite living in an increasingly digital world, there are a few things I still like to keep as physical reminders. So every time I see an exhibition, I make a pit stop at the museum gift shop to buy a postcard of something that inspired me.
Ruzwana Bashir
Let’s stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security. Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do, we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.
Carrie P. Meek
Despite all the criticisms that have been leveled at the comics community, both in terms of fans and creators, I have always felt more comfortable and accepted in the comics community than I have in any other medium of publishing that I’ve had the pleasure of working in.
G. Willow Wilson
Despite football being my job, it’s also good fun and it’s a way that children enjoy themselves.
Our parents faced more hardship than us. They didn’t stop us from training despite hearing the taunts from the people in the village. We were fortunate to have parents like them.
Geeta Phogat
Letterman, despite whatever idiotic (or worse?) things he may have done with women on his staff, was wise enough to realize that silence isn’t permanent and peace of mind can’t be bought.
Alafair Burke
Despite spending trillions of dollars and spilling the blood of thousands of Americans, we remain in servitude to Arab oil.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’
Sigmund Freud
The importance of Africa’s development to the entire world should be self-evident. And yet, despite the high stakes, Europe – and the international community more broadly – have not devoted the attention and resources that the issue merits.
Tedros Adhanom
I understand now that my soul is my power, not perfection or my ego. I continue to teach this to my children, despite their glamorous careers. If we can maintain our core values, the exteriors take second place and become a gift, a source of gratitude.
Yolanda Hadid
Despite being such a brilliant director, Hansal Mehta is a simple and down to earth man. He is very sorted and driven by passion. So that’s a rare combination – being a good craftsman and a good human being.
Pratik Gandhi
Even today, despite everything I’ve achieved, I still get criticized. I don’t know why, I’ve never done anybody any harm.
Prizefighter changed my life in so many ways, and I was dying to go into it despite me being the least experienced.
Rocky Fielding
During the historic 2020 presidential election, we saw record participation from voters across our state and country despite the challenges of a global pandemic.
Ned Lamont
We’re all human beings, in the end, despite our differences.
Timothy Morton
I want children to know that they can create the life they dream of despite the odds that are against them.
Karen Civil
Hillary Clinton, an agent for the Oligarchy, was defeated despite the vicious media campaign against Donald Trump. This shows that the media and the political establishments of the political parties no longer have credibility with the American people.
Paul Craig Roberts
Despite advances achieved through objective scientific investigation, and the breaking down of long-standing fears and superstitions, the world is still not a reasonable place. Many attempts to make it so have failed because of selfish individual and national interests.
Jacque Fresco
The dumbing down of elementary and secondary education has made its way to the collegiate level; too many unprepared students are admitted despite their inability to do college-level work.
Charlie Sykes
Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science.
Jared Diamond
My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there’s a consistency that holds out, but is hard to define.
Lee Krasner
Despite my divorces, I still believe in marriage, and I have believed in all my marriages, although maybe not the one with Sylvester Stallone, as I was really pressured to marry him.
Brigitte Nielsen
Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.
Diane Ackerman
No connection to the average voter – Clinton has an air of superiority. Despite her wide smile and pleasant appearance, she is envisioned as someone who is trying to hide something all the time.
Fabrizio Moreira
I have been on the road and visited numerous places and met people from all over the globe. I can say that it looks nearly the same everywhere I have been: The climate crisis is ignored by people in charge, despite the science being crystal clear.
Greta Thunburg
I’ve been to McDonald’s in Spain, Greece, Turkey, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Scotland, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada and Singapore. Despite that, I’m still without a fast food endorsement, which hurts a bit because you’re not really somebody unless someone is paying for your McDonald’s.
Robin Lopez
Despite the fact that feminists say they’re not getting a fair deal, women are still very powerful.
Les Dawson
The culmination of a long struggle was 2013, which could clearly be labeled the Year of the Gay. State after state had legalized gay marriage, despite intense opposition from the religious right.
Edmund White
Our Keystone legislation received strong bipartisan support in the Senate. Although it didn’t receive the 60 votes necessary for passage, 56 senators – a majority – voted in favor of the bill. Despite President Obama’s actively lobbying against the bill, we still won the support of 11 Democrats.
John Hoeven
Despite the ever-increasing financial pressures experienced by writers and the ever-decreasing space afforded by the media to books, writers are still willing to aim for quality and to take risks.
Amanda Foreman
When you look at the Lebanon-Syria border, you see a porous border despite the fact that you have a U.N. Security Council decision that speaks of an embargo on weapons transfers to Hezbollah.
Tzipi Livni
Sure, cricket on a beach on the isle of Jura is different from a Test match in a stadium in Galle, 6000 miles away, despite the sea air.
Romesh Gunesekera
A year after I got married, ‘Prem Kahani,’ ‘Roti’ and ‘Aap Ki Kasam’ released. I refused ‘Safar,’ ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’… because I was hellbent on getting married. Despite that, the phone never stopped ringing, whether I was in Mombasa or London.
Despite demand, the BlackBerry avoided offering generalized web browsing support.
Steven Sinofsky
Russia is emerging as an essential diplomatic and security partner for the U.S. in Syria, despite the Obama administration’s opposition to Moscow’s support for President Bashar al-Assad.
David Ignatius
I was born in Norwich, which I still regard as the most beautiful city in the world, despite the attempts by the Luftwaffe to destroy it in the Second World War.
Jane Hawking
Building mental strength is about regulating your emotions, managing your thoughts, and behaving in a positive manner, despite your circumstances.
Amy Morin
Despite facing rejections, I did not give in or take any other route. I was always open to face rejections. I took it in a positive stride.
Nikki Tamboli
Despite the fact Hollywood classes me as a ‘type,’ I find the roles broad enough to handle all the acting technique I can summon together.
Peter Lorre
I’m lucky that, despite all the bad press I’ve had over the years, the public still seems to like me.
George Best
Crimes against women are growing day by day. Despite this, the mindset of our leaders, politicians, or judicial system is not changing.
Raveena Tandon
Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill.
Mike Pence
‘The Sixth Sense’ was a very enjoyable, successful movie despite the fact that there were plenty of people, including myself, who saw the ending coming.
Marc Guggenheim
Yes, college tuition is a problem for many young Americans, but it is a problem exacerbated by government subsidies and an overwhelming demand to get a college degree, despite high dropout rates.
Charlie Kirk
Metaphorical tone deafness is when people are unable to discern what is of value in something. I think I’m tone deaf to poetry, for instance. Despite having studied it into a second year of university, most of it just leaves me cold.
Julian Baggini
I had one-and-a-half years of joy in Manchester, despite the city being a lot colder than Madrid!
Despite the disreputable company it keeps, bismuth is harmless. In fact, it’s medicinal: Doctors prescribe it to soothe ulcers, and it’s the ‘bis’ in hot-pink Pepto-Bismol. Overall, it seems like the most out-of-place element on the periodic table, a gentleman among scoundrels.
Sam Kean
You get your dream job and, in my opinion, despite anything they might say about you professionally or personally, you shut up, and you just do the job – and enjoy it.
Matt Lauer
There must be something in the water in Minnesota because historically, despite its seemingly homogeneous population, the state has produced some of our more radical political thinkers, and its people have put their prejudices aside to vote for them.
Keith Ellison
Well when I was young, actually not just me, but we were all poor. Korea used to be one of the poorest countries in the world. Despite such circumstances, I was very, very fortunate to be blessed with having parents who always instilled in a spirit of can-do spirit.
Lee Myung-bak
Overall, there isn’t much difference between a high-end Android and iOS phone, despite the fact that Android is a knockoff of iOS.
Noam Bardin
Barack Obama was elected during my second year of college, and save for his skin color, he had much in common with Bill Clinton: Despite an unstable life with a single mother, aided by two loving grandparents, he had made in his adulthood a family life that seemed to embody my sense of the American ideal.
J. D. Vance
Despite the fact that I spend a lot of time in London, Switzerland and New York, Africa is the place I know and love best, and my heart will always lie here.
Wilbur Smith
It’s hard to imagine going back to Italy, despite my experience in Serie A being extraordinary.
Alvaro Morata
If I meet Ashok Chavan, I will ask him – when the rains come, why do the roads get flooded? Despite spending so much money and taking so much tax from the citizens, why?
Rakhi Sawant
We’re barely scratching the surface of how people experience and utilize p2p payments, despite it being a multi-millennium-old behavior.
Jeremy Allaire
As human beings, we aren’t as individual as we’d like to believe we are. And I think that’s what makes acting possible. Despite the fact that I have not experienced something, I have it in my human capacity to imagine it and to put myself in someone else’s shoes, and to take someone else’s circumstances personally.
Lupita Nyong’o
I’ve always appreciated having a wide music taste, despite making what a lot of people would call electronic music.
Mura Masa
One can only presume, despite unequivocal polling to the contrary, that Republicans believe relentlessly attacking womens’ abilities to make their own health care decisions is popular and will help them win elections. I believe it is at their peril that they pursue this anti-women agenda.
Jan Schakowsky
Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don’t like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.
Eliot Spitzer
It’s often been said that politics in Islington, in many ways, begins and ends with housing, and it’s not hard to see why. Despite the borough’s image of exclusivity – the stereotype that it’s all Georgian squares and cappuccino bars – the reality is much more complex.
Emily Thornberry
But despite historic levels of obstruction, President Obama was able to bring the economy back from the verge of a second Great Depression.
Steny Hoyer
The greatest presidents have been those who demonstrated astute judgment in times of crisis – often despite the advice they were getting.
Robert Dallek
There came a time I gave up when I was overseas. No matter how many times I tried working on my visa, I wasn’t able to. When I went back to the Philippines, I still wanted to return to Canada despite the difficulties I encountered.
Coco Martin
To me, the biggest surprise is that Google still functions despite the explosion in the number of sites.
Robert Cailliau
I have no interest in anyone who wants to criticise me, or doesn’t like me despite never having met me.
Kevin Pietersen
An attempt by the Mongols to introduce paper money in Persia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries flopped because no one would accept it. The public had no confidence in the paper money despite the awesomely coercive decrees that always marked Mongol rule.
Murray Rothbard
It is not astonishing that there are many journalists who have become human failures and worthless men. Rather, it is astonishing that, despite all this, this very stratum includes such a great number of valuable and quite genuine men, a fact that outsiders would not so easily guess.
Max Weber
Film-making, in itself, is such a risky, costly-yet-uncertain business that despite being wealthy, 90 percent of people don’t become producers.
Sajid Nadiadwala
Despite the administration’s long public information campaign, for many months polls have consistently indicated only 37 percent of those eligible for Medicare say they only partially understand the program.
Mike Fitzpatrick
The starting point for understanding the deterioration in the relationship between the U.S. and Russia lies in Washington rather than Moscow. After 1989, Russia was a defeated power. Despite the fine words and some limited gestures, the Americans have treated it like one. Their policy has been one of encirclement.
Martin Jacques
Despite the fact that human beings think that they have escaped the evolutionary paradigm, they’ve done nothing of the kind, and so we should expect the belief systems that people hold to mirror the evolutionary interests that people have.
Bret Weinstein
I have never written a book about my life, despite being offered purses of gold. I made ‘Boxes’ because I wanted to make a sincere depiction of a daughter who has lost her father, or the jealousy one can feel towards a daughter who has become more beautiful than you and whose stepfather starts to take her shopping.
Jane Birkin
The United States has never prioritized or failed to pay any obligation when due during a debt limit impasse. Despite the institutional risks and the lack of clear legal authority, we assume that Treasury will attempt to prioritize payments in a last-ditch effort to avoid default.
Jerome Powell
The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make clear and perfect sense of it.
Hunter S. Thompson
Despite my express wish, I was not left in Chicago, but taken to Paris to live, and I did not see my father for many years. But we never stopped loving each other, and in 1940 he died in my arms in Hollywood, where he had come to be near me at the end.
Preston Sturges
I’m very ambitious, despite all the challenges I face in the streets.
Dana Hussein
I am not willing to comment in public on the custody discussions regarding my children. What I will say is this: I am and always will be a mother first, but as a single working mom I will do everything necessary to provide for my kids despite the opinions of others.
Kate Gosselin
Despite our differences, I know that both Republicans and Democrats love America.
Marco Rubio
My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you.
Benjamin Jowett
I had Oliver Reed as a neighbor. He was always in the pub and despite his age, he always wanted to wrestle everyone.
Shaun Ryder
Despite the generous rewards that state juries dole out, in many cases, victims receive less than 50 cents on the dollar in settlements with the lawyers taking the rest. This is not justice.
Pat Roberts
I thoroughly enjoy my children’s birthdays, despite the fact their parties are an apocalyptic mix of hall-booking, Nerf-gun-hiring, refreshment-organising and talking to parents whose names you’ve forgotten.
Romesh Ranganathan
When the Holocaust happened, I was 15 years old. My parents kept it a secret from me, despite belonging to the Red Cross. I only found out about it much later. Even today I still feel guilty, because I was an ignoramus between the age of 15 and 25. I am sorry I couldn’t stand up for them.
Jean-Luc Godard
The public schools I attended were dominated by athletics and rarely inspiring intellectually, but I enjoyed a small circle of interesting friends despite my ineptitude at team sports and my preference for reading.
Harold E. Varmus
There is a group of entrepreneurs pushing the envelope, government officials that are making significant changes despite the odds, and visionary writers, academics, and colleagues whose work confirms, amplifies, and stretches my own thinking.
Robin Chase
By the 1960s, many of us believed that the Civil Rights Movement could eliminate racism in America during our lifetime. But despite significant progress, racism remains.
Bill Cosby
It is deeply shocking and incomprehensible to me that despite volumes of documentation and living witnesses who can attest to the horrors of the Holocaust, there are still those who would deny it.
Mark Udall
I participate in the SNAP Challenge to raise awareness about the millions of people in our communities who struggle with hunger on a daily basis despite living in the most prosperous nation ever known.
Ted Deutch
Now that Donald Trump has won the presidency despite losing the popular vote, there’s a growing cry to rethink, or even abolish, the electoral college. This would be a mistake.
William M. Daley
Some things happen without you putting an effort, while some others things do not happen despite we wanting it to happen.
Raj Thackeray
I wasn’t sure what it would take to make it in the theater, but despite the struggle, that was all I ever really wanted.
Joel Grey
Who have I picked fights with over the years? Bill Gates. Google. Mark Zuckerberg. Even – despite everything that’s written about my relationship with Steve Jobs – we had yelling matches.
Walt Mossberg
For a combination of reasons, and despite evident fondness for American products and individuals, my impression is that most Pakistanis have extremely negative views of the U.S. as a geopolitical player.
Mohsin Hamid
The danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.
Lauryn Hill
I’ve always been on the outside looking in. I was never popular in school, despite my success in athletics. I would win track and field competitions, but I wouldn’t go to parties. I’d be alone.
Kenny Omega
I’ve very energetic. And despite what people think of me I can be quite health-conscious.
Sarah Harding
Despite a certain amount of rhetoric, such as ‘the second American Revolution,’ there is a fair consensus about which events in the affairs of a people can rightly be called revolutions. It is also clear that such revolutions are proper objects of study for the historian.
Ian Hacking
Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners. He was humorous but the way he lived wasn’t really humorous. He was a bus driver. Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn’t have any money and he was not famous. But despite that, the show is humorous.
George Thorogood
People realized that I’m willing to stand up for things that I believe in, despite the political consequences and overwhelming pressure.
Ryan Frazier
Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
Dan Rather
We’re musicians and despite that, we get more political questions than musical questions, which kind of irks me.
Shavo Odadjian
I always think that reforms and turning China into a free country is a long and tortuous process. Despite this, in a totalitarian state, the fight for freedom comes from the accumulative efforts of the people; without such efforts, very little will happen.
Liu Xiaobo
Despite the barrage of information about me that is publicly available, I live a surprisingly private and anonymous life.
Hasan M. Elahi
We’re a microcosm of America and are blessed to live in a country that’s so diverse. While it’s great for people to see that we can love and respect each other and work together, despite our differences, at the end of the day, we just want to make great music.
Kevin Olusola
Despite being commonplace, too many people with mental health problems still face stigma, prejudice and discrimination.
Luciana Berger
Despite all these obstacles and bad security situation, I have the energy and the resolve to train, but my head is full of ideas and it distracts me, and I need to focus.
Dana Hussein
I ventured into fiction in 1988 with ‘What Love Sees,’ a biographical novel of a woman’s unwavering determination to lead a full life despite blindness.
Susan Vreeland
If ‘Brexit’ really is a political crisis, it should be treated as a political crisis – and not, despite all the market upheaval, a financial or economic one.
Kelly Evans
Average male pay is higher than average female pay for a simple reason. Despite decades of enforced equality, women still have babies, and men still don’t. So women who wish to spend any substantial time at all with their own offspring will fall behind in their careers, and their earnings will be less.
Peter Hitchens
My own way of writing is very meditated and, despite my reputation, rather slow-moving. So I do spend a good deal of time contemplating endings. The final ending is usually arrived at simply by intuition.
Joyce Carol Oates
It’s good to try and stay humble and down to earth, despite media and social media.
Soccer Mommy
Back in 1999 and 2000, a few of us… a very few of us… Douglas Clegg, Seth Godin and I… offered free electronic copies of our books in an effort to reach an audience we otherwise wouldn’t have reached and to test out a new marketing concept for books. Despite the industry screaming we were crazy, it worked.
M. J. Rose
Despite the best efforts of apologists like William Lane Craig, the ‘evidence’ for Christianity’s truth is, in truth, not the kind that science will or should ever admit. We believers mean something different by the word: something that puts faith permanently in the category of irreproducible results.
Francis Spufford
Despite being through 100 hurdles, I have stood up for myself.
Rakhi Sawant
Art has a way of confronting us, of reminding us, of engaging us, in what it means to be human, and what it means to be human is to be flawed, is to be contradictory, is to be often weak, and yet despite all of these what we would consider drawbacks, that we’re also quite beautiful. Spin is the opposite.
Junot Diaz
If you’re a gazelle, you don’t have a very complex emotional life, despite being a social species. But primates are just smart enough that they can think their bodies into working differently. It’s not until you get to primates that you get things that look like depression.
Robert Sapolsky
Daring is doing. Daring is asking something outrageous despite your chances of failure and rejection. Daring is going out on a limb by believing in something that no one else understands, and if all fails, daring is trying again.
Bibi Bourelly
Despite repeated calls for reform from nations like the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, the court has become an ineffective, unaccountable and politically motivated bureaucracy. There are serious concerns about corruption and misconduct at the highest levels of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor.
Robert C. O’Brien
Amazon webhosting dropped Wikileaks as a customer after receiving a complaint from U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, despite the fact that Wikileaks had not been charged, let alone convicted, of any crime.
Rebecca MacKinnon
My claim is simply that the literary approach is one necessary way to read and interpret the Bible, an approach that has been unjustifiably neglected. Despite that neglect, the literary approach builds at every turn on what biblical scholars have done to recover the original, intended meaning of the biblical text.
Leland Ryken
In the case of ‘Goon Squad,’ which sold slowly for a long time despite the good reviews, those ‘best of 2010’ lists were pivotal, and made the book really sell.
Jennifer Egan
Despite the demands of this job, one of the things my wife and I try to do is to spend time together alone. And one of the things we really enjoy doing together is seeing a good movie.
Warren Christopher
But despite this breathtaking pace, I believe in the capacity of our democracy to meet these challenges.
Lee H. Hamilton
The GOP doesn’t seem particularly afraid of being perceived as blocking reform, despite efforts by the Obama White House to establish that narrative.
Timothy Noah
Well, I don’t know if this is true of everyone, but I have this relationship with my parents where, despite however mature or articulate or grown-up I think I’ve become, as soon as I go home, I turn into this petulant 13-year-old, especially with the tone of my voice.
Jenna Fischer
The freedom I have as a U.S. citizen is unparalleled. Despite the fact people may not like American passports, having that passport affords me more freedoms than any other passport could.
Chris Cornell
As African Americans, we always have to fight for inclusion, despite your moral background: Christian, Muslim, Jewish – it doesn’t matter.
Kenny Smith
In the summer of 2009, in the wake of a crisis in her life, my mother moved from San Diego to San Francisco to live with my 16-year-old daughter and me. My mother was 77. I was 51. Despite a chorus of skepticism from friends – who knew about my upbringing – I was determined to do what I could to help my mother.
Katie Hafner
It has seemed, at times, like American carmakers think car buyers are so blindly loyal that they will keep coming back – despite the sticker shock – for crummy cars that guzzle gas, fall apart too soon, and cost too much to repair.
Campbell Brown
Despite growing up in very poor circumstances, my father had big dreams.
Vivek Murthy
I love stories about two people who are doing illegal things, who we really enjoy watching despite the fact that we know they are doomed in some way.
Famke Janssen
I’m such a fan of films and books like ‘Lord of the Rings’ and even ‘Star Wars,’ despite the fact that, as an actor, I’ll never be employed by them.
Daniel Dae Kim
More than we sleep, play, or make love, we work. Yet despite – or perhaps because of – this dominant daily grind, much of our literature is biased toward other pursuits.
Paul Di Filippo
Despite overwhelming support for the United States to adopt English as its official language, we have still not taken that important step.
Sam Graves
Despite the value to Canada, our country lags in competitiveness in the global social economy.
Craig Kielburger
Despite significant challenges within the retail sector in the UK and beyond, which have resulted in many retailers failing, Sports Direct has continued to perform well and exceed market expectations.
Mike Ashley
Mongolia is a country of only three million souls. One million of them live in Ulaanbaatar, where, despite the skyscrapers, half the population sleep in tents. One of the few Mongolians to become famous outside his home country is Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar, who won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World prize.
David Hepworth
Despite all the Internet has done to make prices transparent and bibliographic information universal, you can still find – at book sales and thrift shops, auctions and even fancy dealers – unrecognized or underpriced rarities. Getting something valuable for cheap is the basic, greedy thrill of book collecting.
Jacob Weisberg
You have a natural tendency to want an emotionally satisfying tale – and to make investments based on that – despite times when the actual data may be telling you something different.
Barry Ritholtz
At its heart, ‘South Park’ has a touching faith in human beings: that despite their absurdities and flaws, people have the capacity to create a better world.
Adam Curtis
Just after graduation in 1966, like many of my contemporaries, I applied for research training at the National Institutes of Health. Perhaps because his wife was a poet, Ira Pastan agreed to take me into his laboratory, despite my lack of scientific credentials.
Harold E. Varmus
Despite having seen a fair amount of the world, I still love travelling – I just have an insatiable curiosity and like looking out of a window.
Michael Palin
Despite the left’s best hopes, the Manafort indictment didn’t contain a single reference to the Trump campaign and the charges he faces are completely tailored to a decade of shady business deals overseas. Collusion wasn’t the center of the charges and President Donald Trump was left out of it.
Katie Pavlich
Empathy is choosing to see ourselves in another despite our differences. It’s recognizing that the same humanity – the same desire for meaning, fulfillment and security – exists in each of us, even if it’s expressed uniquely.
Vivek Murthy
Despite what I do for a living, I am very insecure about my body.
Erin Andrews
Despite a campaign that was based on a very powerful promise of transparency, President Obama, and again in my view quite correctly, has used the state secrets argument in a variety of courts, as much as President Bush.
Michael Hayden
Despite all of our games, all of our success together – ‘Elder Scrolls,’ when we started, it was a very generic fantasy. It had its parts. We pushed it to have more of its own unique identify. We’re proud of the work everyone did there.
Todd Howard
Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I’d love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers.
Luis Bunuel
Despite all the public hand-wringing about negative advertising, political veterans will tell you that it persists because, more often than not, it works. But tearing down the other guy has another attraction: It can be a substitute for building much of a case for what the mudslinger will do once in office.
Robert Dallek
Despite being a business journalist at the BBC for ten years, working behind the scenes on our high-profile news programmes, I was viewed by some in the organisation to be ‘too common for telly.’
Steph McGovern
Despite having an interest in acting, I never thought of choosing films as a career.
Krithi Shetty
Well, to tell you honestly, I am still waiting for much better roles. And I am slightly surprised that despite seeing the quality and hard work, the Hindi film industry is still not creating projects that I can be a part of.
Neeraj Kabi
No poem in the world could do my mom justice. Despite circumstance and adversity, she had an unwavering love for her kids and a faith-based, boundless capacity for forgiveness.
Ed Schultz
The fascination with Judas has persisted despite the fact that there is no evidence of the hard facts of his life. Even the ‘Iscariot’ attached to him may be nothing more significant than a corruption of the name of the town from which he came.
Justin Cartwright
Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.
Norman Borlaug
I think it is vital to fight to do something you want to do despite not gaining your community’s or your friends’ approval.
Archie Panjabi
The Conservatives are a confusing lot. They first denied climate change was a serious issue and then suggested strengthening the nuclear industry as a solution to it. They oppose the European Union, but support joining North American Free Trade Agreement, despite its obvious failure.
Zac Goldsmith
The protest that we go to or the time that we stand up for someone or do the right thing – despite its difficulty… We might not see the return of it, but who knows whose lives we can change by doing those things.
Michael Arden
My mother made me take piano lessons, and because I am her oldest and she had not yet been worn down by the task of prodding five children to practice every day, she kept me practicing despite my whining.
Sheri L. Dew
It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells… to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.
Dave Barry
I hate pain, despite my ability to tolerate it beyond all known parameters, which is not necessarily a good thing.
Hunter S. Thompson
I think the most harmful belief passed on to me – not always directly – was the belief that whatever I did as a Negro, however much we Negroes achieved, despite the presence of some enlightened whites, white society as a whole enjoyed being racists in the secret core of their being and would never, ever give that up.
Margo Jefferson
My one regret is that I didn’t win a trophy with Tottenham, despite us being a strong team who played good, attractive football.
Luka Modric
I think that having a job in journalism, despite all of the changes, is still a fantastic way to be – make a living observing your society and having a chance to use your voice.
Ellen Goodman
We must immediately find the way to come and say to the U.S., ‘Despite the difficult differences of opinion between us, there are no closer friends, and no better allies than you to us, and we to you.’
Reuven Rivlin
The American people don’t want Obamacare. It has been forced on the American people, despite the fact that Democrats no longer control the House.
Rush Limbaugh
I don’t feel like I’ve ever subscribed to the stereotypical notion of success. I’ve always equated success with having integrity, conducting yourself with compassion and honesty, and following your heart despite whether or not you ever make any money at it.
Lela Loren
Because I was an only, I had more things, and I remember early on the kick I got from giving stuff away. Despite all the myths about only children not being able to share, actually I’ve never knowingly met a stingy one.
Julie Burchill
While at Oxford in 1999, I met Jonathan Fortier, who is a Montreal-born Canadian. Despite the challenges of a transatlantic relationship, we remained keen on each other and eventually married in 2002.
Anne Fortier
I was 20 years old when, despite mass protests against military action, Iraq was invaded in 2003 – it didn’t make for motivated political participation, I can tell you.
Romola Garai
A delusion is something that people believe in despite a total lack of evidence.
Richard Dawkins
The journey towards restoring balance to markets, led by the kingdom, is proving successful despite the challenges.
Mohammad bin Salman
I love ‘Titanic’ and the idea that you’re kind of rooting for Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet to survive despite the fact that you know that they’re not going to.
Carlton Cuse
I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies, and passing 30, were the turning points. What women in their 40s – I am 39 – lack in gorgeousness, they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing, despite the drawbacks – thinner, drier skin.
Thandie Newton
The Republican argument that raising the debt ceiling encourages additional future spending is logically irresponsible. The debt ceiling has to be raised to authorize spending already approved by Congress. Despite that fallacy, the GOP has been able to score political points with its argument.
Eliot Spitzer
The number of attacks on the American and allied forces is at the highest level since the insurgency began despite the increase of America combat operations and the introduction of some 40 new Iraq security forces and battalions.
Ike Skelton
Despite the deep reforms we are making, traders and speculators have forced interest rates on Greek bonds to record highs.
George Papandreou
A lot of people say that India has been held back by its democracy. But let’s remember that, despite being a poor country, India’s democracy meant that its government never let millions of people starve.
Alex Tabarrok
I got so passionate about technology. Hacking to me was like a video game. It was about getting trophies. I just kept going on and on, despite all the trouble I was getting into, because I was hooked.
Kevin Mitnick
I think in both of those situations, it’s important as an actor to learn, despite the success I had as a kid, that it’s important to understand what it means to be a small fish in a big pond.
Anthony Michael Hall
Despite being in showbiz, I have a very real approach to my life. It plays off with my social life.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
I would say I was still a Marxist – which is not to be confused with being a Communist. Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.
Alexei Sayle
I chose to write from different perspectives despite its complexity because it is what I have always done as a journalist.
Fiona Barton
Mexico is a free trade partner of Canada. Despite that, for many Canadians, Mexico is even more foreign, unknown, and uninteresting than many countries in Africa.
Denise Dresser
Despite the occasional high decibel level, ‘The Group’ is not a shout fest. I don’t simply want panelists with opposing opinions trying to out-shout one another.
John J. McLaughlin
Bangladesh, despite producing big upsets in the past, doesn’t have the art of beating big teams consistently.
Sourav Ganguly
C is a passing grade. You don’t need straight A’s to be a scientist, despite what you may have heard.
Heidi Hammel
Engaging in good habits 90 percent of the time, while indulging in bad habits 10 percent of time, places you at risk of being like a hamster running in a wheel. Despite all the energy you’re exerting, you won’t move forward. You’ll never be able to outrun your bad habits.
Amy Morin
Despite that it’s ‘Star Wars’ and how huge it is, it’s still work to me, and that element of things grounds you, especially from nerding out a few times. Although, some days I can’t control myself.
John Boyega
I am convinced that, despite what you think of Obama, I don’t think Obama has a person-to-person connection with people. I think people love him because of his race and feel sorry for him, object of sympathy. I think people feel he’s a victim, he portrays himself as a victim of America; he gets sympathy that way.
Rush Limbaugh
Circulating through the children’s ward and seeing terminally ill kids, heads shaved, smiling and having a ball despite the tubes and needles sticking into them, I thought: What do I have to worry about? If God takes me, at least I’ve lived for 35 years.
Eric Davis
Rather than influence the media, I hope that my progress from player to correspondent shows that there is a role for former cricketers in the media, despite the intolerant views of some of my colleagues in the press box.
Jonathan Agnew
Despite the perception, players possess little free time in the cities they frequent on the road. They spend an extraordinarily unbalanced percentage of their time traveling to and at the ballpark.
Gabe Kapler
I took an internship at Focus Features while I was in film school. I was really interested in how specialty movies were marketed and found their audience despite being about topics that were outside of the mainstream.
Justin Simien
I do think that despite my best efforts to resist it, I am now a grown-up. It’s due to lots of very difficult decisions that you make over a long period of time – about motherhood, wifehood, and work, and all the things that one has to make decisions about.
Emma Thompson
Donald Trump, despite his campaign promises, this is not a guy who is going to be willing to send executive power that belongs to the legislative branch back to the legislative branch. I mean, Donald Trump is going to try to amass and consolidate power, given that he’s an authoritarian.
Evan McMullin
Its true that I never ever got a chance to shoot in Jaipur, despite it being one of the most sought-after locations in our country.
Rahul Roy
As the resignation letter which I wrote to the Prime Minister clearly implies, it was not the outcome I sought, but it is one that I accept without rancour, despite what might be described as the hard landing involved.
Nigel Lawson
Despite what anti-aging ads say, growing older can be better. I feel better in my skin, 100 percent. You have greater effects of gravity, but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn’t trade. Women who lie about their age – ‘why?’
Demi Moore
Despite all that has happened in his career since, one of the biggest regrets of my life in management is not taking Luis Suarez to Tottenham when we had the chance.
Harry Redknapp
I took my daily swim at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool despite the presence of onlookers.
Esther Williams
Despite fashioning myself a very unconventional lifestyle with my music, I had ended up in a really conventional situation. I was also guilty of becoming a people-pleaser, which is absolutely exhausting and not a sustainable way of living. It can be so damaging to fall into that trap, especially in close relationships.
KT Tunstall
In fact, despite the fact that he’s somehow managed to brand himself as a moderate choice, Michael Bloomberg’s record is actually that of an authoritarian nightmare.
Kat Timpf
I’ve just come to try to see the positive in everything. Despite people saying ‘The Room’ is the worst movie or whatever, it’s brought about a lot of great things.
Greg Sestero
We must be prepared to extract costs for those who sponsor and support terrorists, who provide them sanctuary, and who, despite their own claimed victimhood, continue to make the false distinction between good and bad terrorists.
Sushma Swaraj
I’ve traveled around the world, and what’s so revealing is that, despite the differences in culture, politics, language, how people dress, there is a universal feeling that we all want the same thing. We deeply want to be respected and appreciated for our differences.
Howard Schultz
It’s a good time to be making movies, despite the cynicism people have about Hollywood.
Rob Morrow
My father was raised in an orphanage, and my mother was an immigrant from Poland whose first childhood memory was of hunger. Somehow, despite all of that, I am called a member of the ‘elite.’ If so, I damned well earned it.
Richard Cohen
Despite the best of efforts, many foster children are neither reunited with their families, nor adopted.
Charles Bass
I work for him despite his faults and he lets me work for him despite my deficiencies.
Bill Moyers
I always thought I’d eventually learn how to draw really well, and despite constant evidence to the contrary, I just kept on trying. If you’re too good at anything, you don’t have to think about the process, whereas I feel like I spend my life with my head under the bonnet, trying to understand how everything works.
Mark Haddon
In Mumbai and Chennai there is method in the madness. Despite its large crowds there is a ‘live and let live’ spirit and a connection with good.
Amala Akkineni
I support anyone finding their worth despite being told they can’t do something.
Brooke Elliott
My guiltiest pleasure in life is ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos.’ I watch them all – old, new – I don’t care. Despite how bad the writing is on the show. The people getting hit and hurt, that’s hilarious.
Russell Peters
I found my own orthodontist, my own high school. I set up interviews and did college trips. Despite her incredible concern and caring, my mom didn’t have the capacity for that. It was outside her experience, and she knew I was on top of it.
Mellody Hobson
Despite Arizona’s remarkable growth in recent years, we have met the current federal health standards for ozone pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved our dust control plan.
Jane D. Hull
Despite Obama’s claim that pro-Second Amendment groups want less gun safety, the opposite is true.
Katie Pavlich
Remember in ‘Goodfellas’ when Joe Pesci stops by his mom’s house to get a knife but within minutes is served a full-on red-sauce dinner despite his mom having been asleep when he arrived? That is the constant state of preparedness that only a freezer can get you.
Chris Morocco
Though I was nominated for awards for films like ‘Tezaab’ and ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’ but I never won an award. Now I am not even nominated for any awards but still I attend the award functions as I love being there despite figuring prominently in a lot of leg pulling that goes around in the award ceremonies.
Chunky Pandey
Despite the name, ‘lift and coast’ does not mean cruising. You’re trying to be as fast as you can, and you’re still going through the corner on the limit, but you have to approach the corner slightly differently; otherwise, you won’t make the end of the race.
Lewis Hamilton
Despite its obscurity, probably no element on the periodic table has as colorful a history as antimony. Money, madness, poison, linguistics, charlatanism, sex – pretty much every theme that runs through the periodic table can be found in Element 51.
Sam Kean
Despite the debt, the traffic, the one-party rule, the taxes, and the eagerness of politicians to overwhelm small businesses and large corporate job producers with red tape and unnecessary regulations, the Golden State is still the most beautiful place to live and work in the United States.
Richard Grenell
Klopp would reproach me for not tracking back properly. I took things on board, and I listened to him. I worked hard in training; I stayed behind after training. That’s what helped me to shine in the Bundesliga because I scored quite a lot of goals despite some difficult games in the league.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
You have to remember that Shadow and Bone’ was the first book I sold. And it was, in fact, the first book I ever finished writing, despite many attempts before that to finish a novel. And when I was writing it, I didn’t know if anybody was going to buy one book, let alone all three.
Leigh Bardugo
Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.
As is well known, ‘McCarthyism’ was an alleged focus of political evil in the 1950s: Accusations of Communist taint, without factual basis; bogus lists of supposed Communists who never existed; failure in the end to produce even one provable Communist or Soviet agent, despite his myriad charges of subversion.
M. Stanton Evans
I believe in literature which ties people together, that highlights what people have in common, despite the differences – color, sexual orientation, or anything which may separate us on the surface.
Olga Tokarczuk
Despite our very recent appearance on the planet, humanity combines arrogance with increasing material demands, even as we become more numerous. Our toughness is a delusion. Have we the intelligence and discipline to vigilantly guard against our tendency to grow without limit?
Lynn Margulis
Children need to move to develop their brain; it’s a natural urge. That’s why boys will run after a ball and play soccer despite how many video games are available to them, and they can’t help themselves from building with Lego bricks as well. They want to be creating something that’s uniquely their own.
Jorgen Vig Knudstorp
It’s one of the things that movies do offer you, despite all of their hardships – they offer you moments of transcendence.
Michael Cimino
My career got off to a very shaky start when I dropped out of school at the age of 18. Despite my lack of academic credentials, I got a job as a fashion assistant at ‘Harper’s & Queen.’
Anna Wintour
Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there – or failing to get there.
Max Lerner
I was 21 and had been going out with my boyfriend for two years when I found out I was pregnant – despite being told by doctors that I was sterile. Jamie’s father and I hadn’t discussed marriage, and to me, it wasn’t something to be entered into just to stop gossip.
Joanna Lumley
Germany stands in the fight against terrorism at France’s side, united with many, many others. I am convinced that, despite all the difficulties, we shall win this fight.
Angela Merkel
I haven’t had any plastic surgery – despite what people think, this is my nose. I have had Restylane and Botox, but I don’t think of that as plastic surgery any more.
Tom Ford
Despite the fact that one in every two men and one in every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, no one ever expects it to happen to them. I surely didn’t. I was an otherwise healthy 37-year-old when I was diagnosed in 1996 with multiple myeloma, the same rare cancer Tom Brokaw has.
Kathy Giusti
Despite fearful rhetoric to the contrary, terrorism is not a transcendent threat. A terrorist attack cannot possibly destroy our country’s way of life; it’s only our reaction to that attack that can do that kind of damage.
Bruce Schneier
Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.
Susana Martinez
Despite being in public life, I value my own privacy immensely and would be as concerned as anyone else if I thought my mobile phone records could be easily available to officials across government.
David Blunkett
On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
Andrzej Wajda
Despite having an Indian grandmother and a Nepalese father, I have never been to India before. I have been to Nepal a couple of times, which isn’t that far.
Anish Giri
Despite what one might gather from the shrill rantings of the leftist commentariat, for whom religion is a sort of disease, religious difference in the United States has rarely led to serious social strife. That is no small achievement, and one that virtually no other Western democracy can boast.
Josh Hawley
There are three things that can be organized: time, space, and work. Note that, despite what many believe, you cannot organize people – you can only organize the work that people do.
Michael Gerber
Despite being able to demonstrate a very large audience, major advertisers at first wouldn’t touch Limbaugh.
Paul Weyrich
I began my career as a medical doctor in Ama Keng, a poor village in Lim Chu Kang. The people I cared for were ordinary Singaporeans. They were simple people who despite their hard work, had barely enough for themselves.
Tan Cheng Bock
They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments. After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there. But it didn’t happen.
Valentina Tereshkova
I must thank my good friend Nigel Brennan. His strength of character in the midst of extreme hardship inspired me during the darkest days. Despite our separation, he always managed to find small ways to remind me that there are gentlemen in the world, even when I was surrounded by just the opposite.
Amanda Lindhout
Despite widely differing perspectives and agendas, there seems to be a remarkable global consensus that has built up over a fairly short period of time that climate change and ecology is one of the truly defining issues for humanity.
Azim Premji
I get stage fright really bad sometimes, so touring has been hard on me in a lot of ways. But despite that, I love performing.
Ezra Furman
Give consideration to the fact that alien astronomers could have scrutinized Earth for more than 4 billion years without detecting any radio signals, despite the fact that our world is the poster child for habitability.
Seth Shostak
The stand up, everything was accidental. I never grew up and was the class clown and had to get the attention. It was – it really is, I have a career despite myself.
Ellen DeGeneres
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
Adlai Stevenson I
As a reader with next to no knowledge of classical mythology, I approached ‘The Aeneid’ just as I would a contemporary poem or novel – and, despite my ignorance, I was rewarded with a rich and affecting portrait of, among other things, the memorably doomed love affair between Aeneas and Dido.
Sally Rooney
I had to learn to accept myself despite the fact that I was seriously underweight. I had to try and feel sexy.
Jameela Jamil
I’m not an economist, but I have spent time around thousands of small-business owners and investors, and I remain skeptical – despite the best intentions of the Fed – that even lower interest rates can make a meaningful dent in our unemployment problem.
John Delaney
Being in a first-world country, it’s like we have a first-row seat to witnessing humanity, but we’re not really witnessing anything. Despite all the new technological tools we’ve been given, we’re still powerless, watching everything happen like it’s a theatrical performance.
Weyes Blood
I love doing theater. Despite the fact that out of theater, film, and TV, theater is the hardest thing to do. It’s the least paid, and we all have these bills that we have to pay.
Joe Morton
Despite what people think, I was such a rule follower at school.
Kristen Stewart
When I was learning by myself, despite my parents, despite my teachers, despite society, when I was fighting for building my life as a young wire walker at age 16, I didn’t have feelings, I had certainties.
Philippe Petit
The Iranian regime is nothing if not resilient. It fought an eight-year-long war with Iraq to a draw despite losing hundreds of thousands of lives; it has survived decades of isolation.
Antony Blinken
I’m happy – despite things that might have happened in my life.
Romy Madley Croft
For decades, Saddam and his Sunni minority had imposed their will on Iraq, carrying on a 14-century tradition of Sunnis controlling Mesopotamia despite a Shiite majority.
Richard Engel
It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart.
Jonathan Carroll
Despite what you hear in the news from the Obama administration and the military, our strategy of conducting infrequent airstrikes and re-taking pockets of Iraq and Syria terrain will only help us achieve short-lived tactical victories.
Michael T. Flynn
Sometimes you do have to bank on yourself. You do have to believe in your ideas enough to really get out there and fight for it despite what people think of some young kids from the hood.
Queen Latifah
Trends come and go, and style evolves. It’s important to have pieces of jewelry that are timeless and look chic despite ever-changing fashions.
Karen Elson
I’m still getting offers despite my movies not doing well. I feel a sense of gratitude.
Neha Sharma
Everybody’s saying, you know, ‘You’re so heroic and so on despite of the polio that you had and so on.’ Look, I had polio when I was four. So when you’re four years old, you know, you get used to things very, very quickly.
Itzhak Perlman
Despite my career, so much of my life has been dictated by what I’m afraid of: fear that I am not talented. Fear that people will finally realize that I am a boring individual who doesn’t have many ambitions beyond starting a family ‘at a good time’ in life.
Zazie Beetz
I once asked the most fabulous couple I know, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, how they kept things fresh despite having been married for almost seven months. ‘It’s a job, Al,’ Guy told me. ‘We work at it every day.’
Al Franken
Despite an unqualified understanding that U.S. national security was inextricably bound up with Britain’s survival, F.D.R. knew that his reelection in part rested on the hope that he would keep the country out of war.
Robert Dallek
I’m Hackney born and bred and find it hard to call anywhere else home despite the extreme ongoing gentrification which gets me down.
Zawe Ashton
Being offended is, in itself, an unpleasant sensation, just like pain in your mouth is an unpleasant sensation, but if you have the right amount with the right amount of food, it actually makes the food taste good. So if you have just the right combination, people will laugh despite feeling like it’s wrong.
Dan Mintz
Despite the persistent image of the architect as a heroic loner erecting monumental edifices through sheer force of will, the building art has always been a highly cooperative enterprise.
Martin Filler
Despite the impression created by some economic pundits, the U.S. economy is not a delicate little machine that needs to be fine-tuned with exact precision by benevolent policymakers to keep from breaking down.
Edward C. Prescott
I, for one – despite being a pretty solid climate hawk, I am extremely sympathetic to West Virginia and its coal-country needs. I lived there for a year. I’ve seen it. And the same for Wyoming, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky. They all have parts of their state where that really matters.
Sheldon Whitehouse
Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth’s great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
Godfried Danneels
Despite the laserlike focus it generates, ‘Tetris’ has no clear endpoint and no easily defined opponents. Unlike with most other video games, you’re playing only against yourself, without any concrete goals other than to keep on fitting blocks into other blocks.
Mary Pilon
Most of us have had that experience – at around puberty – of realising that, despite whatever efforts we put into our chosen sports, we will become at best competent.
Will Self
Bananarama were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press.
Siobhan Fahey
When I deliver the message to a cross section of Rhode Island that democracy is broken because special interests have relentless power – which prevents politicians from compromising despite popular support on an issue – I don’t have any pushback.
Sheldon Whitehouse
It’s no accident that I’m not married and don’t have kids yet. Because, despite what I’ve achieved in my career, I’m always wondering when somebody’s gonna tap me on the shoulder and say, ‘OK, the gig is up.’
Shemar Moore
For me, breastfeeding was even more painful than giving birth. And despite a lactation consultant, I felt incompetent. I forged on, barely sleeping, always either breastfeeding or pumping and never getting the hang of it.
Bryce Dallas Howard
I knew Jim was going down, but was very pleased that somehow, despite his self-destruction, when we rehearsed, wrote songs and recorded, he showed up. He pulled it together.
John Densmore
Despite what people think, I was such a rule follower at school. I loved the whole slacker look, like, ‘Hey, I don’t care, whatever,’ but if I didn’t turn my homework in, I would panic.
Kristen Stewart
North Koreans are tragically oppressed. Despite the risks to my personal safety, I feel a strong obligation to tell the world about the Orwellian nightmare that North Koreans face.
Lee Hyeon-seo
I was given the task of I.P.L. Chairmanship which I tried to perform to the best of my abilities. The tournament was organised well despite all the controversies. The stadiums were jam-packed, which proved that I.P.L. was still popular.
Rajeev Shukla
I guess probably in my time in politics, it continued to be affirmed to me that the African-American community, despite being subscription television’s most valuable customers, they are very underserved by cable and satellite television programming options.
J. C. Watts
In 1960 I published a book that attempted to direct attention to the possibility of a thermonuclear war, to ways of reducing the likelihood of such a war, and to methods for coping with the consequences should war occur despite our efforts to avoid it.
Herman Kahn
We are living in one of those rare moments in history when things may come apart and be put back together again in ways that will determine the future for decades or more, despite the endless innovations of technology.
Robert Darnton
The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise – a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness.
Lakshmi Mittal
The reason I take Rush Limbaugh seriously is not because he’s offensive or right-wing, but because he is one of the few people addressing a large group of disaffected people in this country. And despite his frequent denials, Limbaugh does indeed have a somewhat cult-like effect on his ditto heads.
Molly Ivins
Despite what some people think, I never asked to leave. I’d just been made captain of Leeds which in my eyes is a big, big deal.
Ross McCormack
American Christians are quite able to organize around issues that concern them. Yet religious persecution appears not to have grabbed their attention, despite worldwide media coverage of the atrocities against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.
Kirsten Powers
Despite their lack of visual impact, headline sex-appeal, and their ‘out of sight, out of mind’ nature, we should all care about aquatic dead zones because we are all connected to their causes and we all feel their impacts.
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
I do think a lot of brands shy away from politics, and that’s a shame. I want BOB to be political, despite us being a small independent company.
Dawn O’Porter
I think that people, despite my law enforcement background, view me as taking these consistently progressive stands, and I think that, philosophically, there is a desire to get at that person. But I think the stands I have taken are totally consistent with a person who is looking at things realistically, factually.
Eric Holder
Despite amazing advances in fertility to help older women get pregnant, the complications, increased chances of autism, and chromosomal abnormalities are significant considerations.
Faith Salie
When I started years back, there was a lot of apprehension to don a mother’s role. People feared that once you play a mother, you will get similar roles from next time too. But look at actresses like Kareena Kapoor or Malaika Arora. They look so hot in real life despite being mothers.
I complained to my mother about wanting to look less like myself and more like my friends. My mother then gave me a lesson in embracing my differences and loving them despite what others said.
Taye Diggs
I don’t really measure success by anything other than if I am happy. That is success to me. Am I happy waking up every morning? And despite the challenges of running my own business, do I look forward to going to work? Absolutely.
L’Wren Scott
Despite its many critics, hydraulic fracturing will change the nature of energy production.
Kenneth Fisher
A still photographer is a mechanic. He’s not an artist, despite all you read.
Antony Armstrong-Jones
If I was to base my opinion on Twitter, I’d be like, ‘Oh my God, I must be the most hated woman in Britain.’ But I go around the street, and despite all the abusive messages, not one person comes up to me and says anything other than nice things and ask for a picture.
Despite all odds we have emerged as one people and one country.
Yahya Jammeh
Despite the successes, you remember the failures – rather lovingly.
Harold Prince
Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative – despite what current ideology says.
Doris Lessing
Despite its heightened duty, at times the SEC has been inattentive to economic analysis.
Eugene Scalia
Despite offers, I have never felt the urge to try to make it in Hollywood.
David Jason
What I think is funny is when people, despite tragic situations, are still hopeful, still trying. It’s sweet and sad – and, to me, hilarious.
Casey Wilson
States without the death penalty have had consistently lower murder rates. And national murder rates have declined steadily since 1992, despite fewer executions.
S.E. Cupp
In college, I was a researcher/writer for ‘Let’s Go: Europe,’ assigned to Crete and Cyprus. I was supposed to go to England, but at the last minute they transferred me, despite the fact that I spoke not a word of Greek. I learned the very basics, and to this day can say ‘oil,’ ‘vinegar,’ and ‘boyfriend in America.’
Julia Quinn
The audiences know their actors. Didn’t Shah Rukh Khan have a romantic image despite playing a dad in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai?’
Karan Patel
The United States is our best friend, and our relations are excellent. Our relations will be strengthened even more, despite our differences in views.
Yitzhak Shamir
Despite all the media coverage, glitz and glam of hedge funds, they have not done well for their investors. They have high – some say excessively high – fees; their short- and long-term performance has been poor.
Barry Ritholtz
The biggest challenge for any craft person or artist is to accept the constraints of their medium and make something beautiful despite them. That’s kind of fun, actually.
Ayelet Waldman
The Amish communities of Pennsylvania, despite the retro image of horse-drawn buggies and straw hats, have long been engaged in a productive debate about the consequences of technology.
Howard Rheingold
Let your family, staff, and friends know that you’re still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position.
Donald Rumsfeld
I’m sure I’ve all but lost friends by maintaining that, despite their love for it, I always saw Stanley Kramer’s ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ as more of an exercise in anti-comedy than humor.
Dick Cavett
I have every reason, despite the resentment and exasperation, to be proud. I have nothing better to be proud of than being proud of German unity.
Helmut Kohl
Jobs are a centuries-old concept created during the Industrial Revolution. Despite the reality that we’re now deep in the Information Age, many people are studying for, or working at, or clinging to the Industrial Age idea of a safe, secure job.
Robert Kiyosaki
I call Iran home because no matter how long I live in France, and despite the fact that I feel also French after all these years, to me the word ‘home’ has only one meaning: Iran. I suppose it’s that way for everyone: Home is the place where one is born and raised.
Marjane Satrapi
Human thinking can skip over a great deal, leap over small misunderstandings, can contain ifs and buts in untroubled corners of the mind. But the machine has no corners. Despite all the attempts to see the computer as a brain, the machine has no foreground or background.
Ellen Ullman
I am lucky that I am surviving in the industry despite the kind of films I have made, which are absolutely unconventional.
Shoojit Sircar
Despite my so-so-experience with the iPhone, I do love its touchscreen technology, a feature I miss with my standard-issue BlackBerry.
Kara Swisher
Despite what people say about my major film roles, I’m not a dull or monotonous woman searching for self-identity.
Monica Vitti
Despite broad public support, raising the minimum wage is always difficult owing to the disproportionate influence that wealthy firms and donors have in Congress.
Angus Deaton
Importantly, in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve, despite its mandate, was quite passive and, as a result, financial crisis became very severe, lasted essentially from 1929 to 1933.
Ben Bernanke
Despite the sometimes sordid turns his life took, Michael Jackson always held my fascination, like he did for most of us.
Shawn Amos
Perhaps ‘Big Bang’ fans feel so protective of the show because it is, despite being a hit show on a big network, something of a word-of-mouth phenomenon.
Johnny Galecki
Despite the hundreds of non-governmental organizations and the continued outpouring of foreign aid, East Africa remains as a region overwhelmed by extreme poverty.
Jacqueline Novogratz
People get devalued in Hollywood when they age, despite all their efforts to stay relevant and beautiful and young. They can’t get jobs anymore.
David LaChapelle
Hathoda Tyagi is such a strong character despite no dialogues and expression. He’s the most difficult to break. It would’ve been interesting to play him.
Jaideep Ahlawat
Despite being a classical musician, I keep poking my nose in other genres of music.
Shankar Mahadevan
Despite having a lackluster completion percentage, Kaepernick managed to throw 16 touchdowns against four interceptions in 2016.
Joy Taylor
I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo. The next time a woman runs, or a black, a Jew, or anyone from a group that the country is ‘not ready’ to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start.
Shirley Chisholm
My dad moved to Britain from Bangladesh in the 1960s to work as an actuary for Prudential. However, after seeing an empty retail space in Soho, he decided to open an Asian restaurant instead, despite not having any business experience.
Konnie Huq
Steven Spielberg’s name was all over ‘Poltergeist,’ and ‘E.T.’ was out the same year, which every single parent took their child to. So despite ‘Poltergeist’ being a horror movie, I convinced my parents to let me see it. It was terrifying. I guess this says a lot about me as a six-year-old, because I loved it.
Pedro Pascal
Despite a good season and 22 points, I’ll not drive any more for Toro Rosso in 2015.
Jean-Eric Vergne
Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany.
Gustav Stresemann
Biden is actually a wonk at heart. Despite his gaffes, he’s very cerebral.
Andrew Shaffer
Despite everything, I have few regrets. I have crammed a lot of living into my time.
Peter Lawford
Nobody understood how to use television for his own purposes better than Nixon, despite his poor showing against John F. Kennedy in the televised presidential debate.
Michael Korda
Let’s remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day.
Armstrong Williams
It does hurt at times when the end result is not in your favor despite all the hard work you put in, and anyone who says they are not affected by failure is lying.
Varun Sandesh
Many things shall change in Cuba, but they shall change because of our efforts and despite the United States. Perhaps that empire shall crumble first.
Fidel Castro
Despite the vigorous policy and legal debates surrounding same-sex marriage, there is little disagreement about this: If the United States Supreme Court holds that states must sanction same-sex marriage, then Florida’s contrary laws must fall.
Pam Bondi
Voter suppression in Florida in 2000 helped put Republican George W Bush into office despite losing the popular vote and the targeting of state legislative elections in 2010 enabled Republicans to gerrymander states out of Democrat reach.
Heather Cox Richardson
I stick to Hindi rap. That is my USP. It gives an Indian essence to my music despite the foreign influence of the genre.
Things are better now that the attention has subsided a bit, and I’m happier. Now I can concentrate on what I’m supposed to do, that is, training and running. Despite everything that’s happened, I feel like I’m still the same person.
Liu Xiang
My life has shifted to different levels financially, in terms of fame as a result of being blessed enough to be able to share my music with the world, and what that has done for me. Despite all of that, I always want people to listen to my music and be able to relate to it as well as to me.
Trey Songz
I said if I ever conducted, I would always give myself the best chance to succeed – though sometimes, despite everything, you still fail.
Pierre Boulez
Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education I do not believe that either children or adults in my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.
Douglas Hurd
I understood when I was quite small that there were two special things about the Jews. That we’d endured for over 3,000 years despite everything that had been thrown at us, and that we had an extraordinarily dramatic story to tell.
Simon Schama
I’m more relaxed about life now that I’m older. I like it, despite the wrinkles. It’s what I feel inside that’s precious.
Melanie Griffith
Despite my great disappointment in American foreign policy, I am very proud of the American tradition of wild land conservation. It is the best tradition and example of land conservation in the world. It goes back a long way.
Douglas Tompkins
Despite global economic concerns, other nations are continuing to push forward and invest in their space capabilities. A U.S. withdrawal from the industry will only allow others to surge in their own capabilities, potentially impacting our national security and technology competitiveness in the future.
Nick Lampson
Despite some of the stories that have gone around, I’ve never had a big, flouncey strop about how much I’m paid. Considering I have a pretty interesting life out of making telly, I’m really paid quite well for it. So I’m not complaining.
James May
Despite my strict, healthy diet when mired within my regular routine, when I venture in a explorative fashion for a meal, it’s all out, no-holds barred, dessert, and drinks, the whole nine.
Gabe Kapler
Despite (or because of) a free public school system, millions of teenagers enter the work force without marketable skills. So why would anyone expect them to be well paid?
Charles Platt
My dad was a real fun guy, and despite his personal problems, he was a great father. It wasn’t easy, but he did a good job of raising my sister Mary and I all by himself.
Molly Shannon
On the surface, public schools can seem egalitarian, especially with their websites’ emphasis on words such as ‘connection,’ ‘community,’ and ‘choice.’ Yet despite this democratic vocabulary, money makes a big difference.
Alissa Quart
I am the underdog, and I want to prove that one can follow one’s dreams despite all the flaws and setbacks.
Winnie Harlow
In some cases, Justice Department leaders can supervise investigations despite having personal knowledge about the entities involved.
Neal Katyal
Despite being a woman, somehow I have always found myself idolising male characters.
Koel Mallick
It was a wonderful time to be young. The 1960s didn’t end until about 1976. We all believed in Make Love, Not War. We were idealistic innocents, despite the drugs and sex.
Margot Kidder
Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, has managed to retain high approval ratings despite his slumping economy by seizing Crimea from Ukraine and participating in the Syrian war that is destabilizing the Mideast and, increasingly, Europe and the West.
Kelly Evans
‘Drama’ was put together quickly; there were a lot of intense, 16-hour days. Despite the pressure, it was a lot of fun, and the end result was an album I’m very proud of.
Chris Squire
The high point was that the people are really nice – despite the crazy politics – and I loved being there. The hardest part was knowing some of the things I was probably going to write about Texas would make those nice people very unhappy.
Gail Collins
Despite the pain of his death, George is still very much alive in my memory today. A few years on from that tragic Christmas, I’ll sometimes catch myself thinking of our friendship and those years together as young kids in Wham!
Andrew Ridgeley
Despite the obvious benefits, many Americans do not like Texas. Some even say they despise Texas, and make no secret of their feelings.
Ian Frazier
I like BuzzFeed, and I understand the pressure that online reporters are under. But I think everyone agrees that, despite all the awesome kitten gifs, they’re still obligated to be skeptical of government officials and ask the right questions.
Michael Moore
Despite the fact that there was not one shred of evidence that George Zimmerman ‘racially profiled’ Trayvon Martin, America’s liberals have literally taken to the streets to denounce a verdict that was, by all accounts, a just one.
Mike Gallagher
I make it a point to speak to the directors and tell them why I don’t want to do a particular role or film. If, despite that, they hold it against me, I cannot help it. I cannot do things that I don’t want to just to please someone else.
Atul Kulkarni
Despite PAL’s troubles in the late 1990s, we were fortunate to have steered the company to clearer skies.
Lucio Tan
Our society is ridden with corruption and corrupt people. This is perhaps the reason why despite receiving several offers, I am unwilling to contest elections as I lack what it takes to become a politician.
Raza Murad
First of all we have to recognize that despite all the problems – and in some cases failures – that this regime has been much more successful, much more resilient, than people had anticipated.
Mitchell Reiss
I am hopeful about our future and sure that, despite our challenges, engaging our government remains essential in the journey toward perfecting our union.
Valerie Jarrett
The openness on which Apple had built its original empire had been completely reversed – but the spirit was still there among users. Hackers vied to ‘jailbreak’ the iPhone, running new apps on it despite Apple’s desire to keep it closed.
Jonathan Zittrain
Despite all the evidence that Hispanics are not single-issue voters, Republican candidates are told that if they say harsh things about sanctuary cities, American jobs lost to illegal labor, or scandalous border security, Latino voters will punish them by voting Democrat.
Tom Tancredo
Barcelona has always had issues with Brazilian players: Neymar, Romario, Ronaldinho, and me. We were all treated badly by the club in the end, despite all our contributions and dedication.
There are a lot of health care providers in this country who have a very deep sense of service and compassion for the suffering of others, who are motivated to go to West Africa despite the risks of infection and death. And doctors and nurses face those risks every day regardless of their setting.
Kent Brantly
Despite our hard work and the number of hours we put in, content is the hero of every show.
Sriti Jha
It’s a strange failure of the literary world that Updike never quite received his due. Despite winning two Pulitzers and two National Book Awards and countless other awards and honours, he was denied the Nobel.
Justin Cartwright