Top 398 Standing Quotes

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“Being ‘pro-life’ means standing up for all life, valuing all life.”

― Abby Johnson

“I’m a believer. I’m one of the few standing before you today from a large financial services company that has not given up on digital currencies.”

― Abigail Johnson

“Oh, yes; you Virginians shed barrels of perspiration while standing off at a distance and superintending the work your slaves do for you. It is different with us. Here it is every fellow for himself, or he doesn’t get there.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“All’s the government should do is keep the taxes and regulations at a manageable rate, keep a decent standing army and get out of the way.”

― Adam Carolla

“Conservative Justices have a history of not standing by their professed commitment to judicial restraint.”

― Adam Cohen

“I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.”

― Adam Savage

“Performing is just standing up there and doing something. Performance takes on an edge to it. It has a more dramatic context.”

― Alan King

“There’s so much standing around and waiting with moviemaking!”

― Alexandra Bracken

“His unit is in charge of 5,000 homes, and they’ve only been able to search about 2 percent of them. People are standing on roofs or sticking their hands out of air vents so they can get rescued.”

― Allen Johnson

“I want to thank the audience of both the Telugu speaking states for standing by me throughout my journey.”

― Allu Arjun

“Before ‘Last Man Standing,’ I did a lot of indies, which were raw and controversial and much darker. That is where I feel most secure as a storyteller. That is what I am drawn to the most.”

― Amanda Fuller

“I like playwriting because it’s rooted in a single location with actors standing talking to each other.”

― Amanda Peet

“I think if there aren’t Republicans standing up to Trump and showing America that he does not represent the Republican Party, then he has the potential to ruin the brand and turn it into toxic waste for generations.”

― Ana Navarro

“Standing with a united India is Canada’s gateway to unprecedented human and economic development and an essential alliance for Canada to strengthen in the face of shared threats.”

― Andrew Scheer

“Standing athwart ineffective, feel-good legislation shouting, ‘Stop!’ is seen as a betrayal of those struggling to get their footing on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. Yet raising the minimum wage hacks the lowest rungs off the ladder altogether. But economic logic doesn’t wash with liberals who are intent on inflaming class warfare.”

― Angela McGlowan

“Everyone here says in a surprised manner that I have grown… they are so stupid and do not notice that I am standing up straighter!”

― Anna Freud

“If we were in India now, there would be servants standing in the corners of this room and I wouldn’t notice them. That is what my society is like, that is what the divide is like.”

― Aravind Adiga

“I try to deign golf courses that are individual in character and individual in their own standing.”

― Arnold Palmer

“By now, everyone knows I do not just sing standing in the middle of the stage. I also dance and get others to dance with me.”

― Asha Bhosle

“But I can also write in crappy motel rooms, while standing in line, or sitting in the dentist’s chair.”

― Augusten Burroughs

“An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.”

― Austin O’Malley

“Apathy in general; people who are not standing up for what they believe in because somebody’s got a louder mouth than them; it doesn’t make any sense.”

― Avan Jogia

“Most writers spend their lives standing a little apart from the crowd, watching and listening and hoping to catch that tiny hint of despair, that sliver of malice, that makes them think, ‘Aha, here is the story.’”

― Ayelet Waldman

“I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue, a destroyer. We were all alone out there at this buoy, tied up.”

― Barney Ross

“Activists and geeks, standing together, are demonstrating powers beyond the reach of government control.”

― Barton Gellman

“I love standing on the pitch too much to focus on anything else – if I want to be a coach or something.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“All on-set kisses are weird, no matter who it is, especially with people standing around coughing and sneezing. It’s very uncomfortable!”

― Bella Heathcote

“Enrichment happened to be my favorite time of day in the Children’s Zoo, since it offered relief from the security-guard-esque standing around that makes up most of a zookeeper’s day.”

― Ben Dolnick

“We are moderate, beautiful people, and we are the only thing left standing between Italy and the real extremists.”

― Beppe Grillo

“I see all the musicians in Blur with equal standing, really.”

― Bernard Sumner

“I have got two reasons for success and I’m standing on both of them.”

― Betty Grable

“There are two reasons why I’m in show business, and I’m standing on both of them.”

― Betty Grable

“Unlike Mitt Romney, President Obama is standing up for Planned Parenthood.”

― Bev Perdue

“I was in line at a store and there was a little girl, she was standing in line next to me and some other girls had come up to me and recognized me from ‘Pretty Little Liars.’ When they walked away, this girl was staring at me, and her eyes got so big, and she started crying. It was, like, the cutest thing.”

― Bianca Lawson

“I’ve never seen somebody get more flak than Colin Kaepernick for silently and nonviolently protesting and standing up for something he believes, and something that obviously is an actual problem.”

― Blake Griffin

“Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you would be perfectly comfortable.”

― Bobby Bragan

“What – of all the incredible duets that I’ve been able to sing, you know, John Raitt was still the one that I just shook in my boots just standing next to him. I loved him so much.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We’re standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade.”

― Bono

“I intend to be the president of all citizens of Macedonia, regardless of their ethnic or religious background, regardless of their political standing. I shall not allow ethnic hatred and intolerance to undermine Macedonia’s stability.”

― Boris Trajkovski

“When you are suddenly standing in front of a bunch of journalists being asked what it’s like being a British Olympic legend, it’s a bit much to take in.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“When it comes to trade, when it comes to standing up to countries like North Korea, when it comes to standing up to guys like Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump is not a conservative.”

― Bret Stephens

“Everything Republicans once claimed to advocate – entitlement reform, free trade, standing up to dictators, encouraging the march of freedom around the world – turns out to be negotiable and reversible, depending on Donald Trump’s whims and the furies of his base.”

― Bret Stephens

“I was about to walk on stage at the Kansas Speedway – I was playing a NASCAR race – and I said to Scooter Carusoe, who was standing side stage, ‘I want to write a song called ‘Wanna Be That Song.’ Then I put my earphones back in and walked right out on stage.”

― Brett Eldredge

“One of my favorite things about Tom Waits is not only his songs, but when he does do live shows, it’s the theatrics involved. It’s like Kabuki theater, really old-fashioned theatrics. Like, standing on top of a piece of plywood lying on some cinderblocks and clapping his hands, banging on a bucket.”

― Brittany Howard

“I’ve covered tornadoes and other natural disasters. I wasn’t on the ground for Katrina. But as our helicopter descended toward Mexico Beach, I just saw an entire town gone. Leveled, with the exception of a condo still standing here and there.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“I like the idea of love standing the test of time and circumstances.”

― Brooke Elliott

“It’s not enough to hit the notes. There is no point in the singers just standing there and sounding wonderful if they’re not connecting with the characters they are portraying.”

― Bruce Beresford

“If bin Laden is in fact publicly killed, then the US military will find itself standing around with its hands in its pockets, wondering what’s supposed to come next.”

― Bruce Sterling

“I was blown away by the standing ovation. I’ve had tributes before, sure, but I don’t retain that feeling, and I wasn’t prepared for it on Tuesday. But maybe you shouldn’t retain these things or you’d be on a permanent high.”

― Burt Bacharach

“Quite frankly, I don’t miss standing in the box or standing on the field playing.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“The president has been more than willing to challenge the National Rifle Association, but that is like a Republican president standing up to labor unions – not a move that risks anything with his core supporters. Mr. Obama could show some real bravery by taking on Hollywood.”

― Campbell Brown

“It’s mainly a few elite women who benefit greatly from standing with the forces that keep women down.”

― Catharine MacKinnon

“A double leg in MMA is completely different than what you would do in wrestling because the posture’s different. You’re standing upright as opposed to bent over; you’re slipping a punch as a opposed to grabbing a guy’s elbow and doing a traditional elbow pull or slide-by in wrestling.”

― Chael Sonnen

“I would largely attribute my identity – as it relates to music labels and corporate music giants – to Dave Chappelle and his relationship to and firm standing in Hollywood.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Standing up and teaching is grueling, but grueling fun.”

― Charles E. Young

“When I started knocking on Highland doors in May 1983, two things struck me more than any other. First was the sheer depth of hostility towards the Tories in general. Second was the particular hostility towards Margaret Thatcher and her local ministerial spear-carrier, energy minister and incumbent MP of 13 years’ standing, Hamish Gray.”

― Charles Kennedy

“Luckily, I’m not a stand-up comedian, so I don’t get the fear of standing on stage in front of a dead audience: my humorous pieces have to make it past an editor before they get exposed to the public.”

― Charles Stross

“I can’t imagine voluntarily standing beside an F1 track in the rain, watching motorised wedges plastered in corporate decals zooming past at 500mph.”

― Charlie Brooker

“I’ve always had this thing where I can’t stop. I hate standing still.”

― Charlie Fink

“In my case, vertical food was less about standing things up than layering things: more an attempt to gain texture by weaving things together.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I could do a standing back flip at 13.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I’ve yet to see an example of somebody standing up to Donald Trump and suggesting policy initiatives and him embracing them yet. It’s not happening at scale.”

― Chris Sacca

“My standing gig in college was playing the El Chico patio on Murfreesboro Road. I got $100, tips, and free quesadillas.”

― Chris Young

“Being an activist is about getting things done. It’s not about standing around shaking your fist in anger.”

― Christine Quinn

“Thanos is an amoral philosopher. He’s not the Devil – although he does sometimes have the Devil standing next to him.”

― Christopher Markus

“Radiative transfer calculations I can do standing on my head.”

― Christopher Monckton

“I’ve sort of made a reputation by high-stepping my way out of genre. As soon as somebody says, ‘He does this,’ I’m not standing there anymore.”

― Christopher Moore

“On foreign policy, President Obama has kept our nation safe from terrorism and restored our standing in the world. When it comes to one of our closest allies – Israel – President Obama has been resolute.”

― Chuck Schumer

“The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.”

― Colin Wilson

“You don’t break ground by doing the same thing over and over and over. That’s like standing in place. You have to risk to gain it all.”

― Corey Taylor

“We have Donald Trump standing up as one of the greatest fear-mongers in this nation’s history. He’s trying to make us afraid of each other.”

― Cory Booker

“Ronald Reagan succeeded in bringing down the Iron Curtain by showing strength and resolutely standing up to the Soviet Union. President Trump needs to be similarly resolute towards Putin.”

― Dan Lipinski

“I’m not nervous standing with anyone.”

― Daniel Cormier

“Intimate scenes on a movie set are just dry, bizarre things; people standing around.”

― Daniel Craig

“When I was living on the street I would be standing out in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, leaning against my car and signing autographs and nobody had any idea that I was living in it.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“This big part flies off on the floor. The other part goes like this and lands in my foot! Standing up! It’s standing in my foot! Right in the side of my foot. The flute glass. I think I’m like in one of my own pictures.”

― Danny DeVito

“We need to start standing up for freedom and liberty.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I’m standing up for the American people.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I have a track record of going out and talking to my constituents and then standing up and representing them. That’s what people want.”

― Darryl Glenn

“Standing out as a writer today requires more than a bright idea and limpid prose. Authors need to become businesspeople as well.”

― Dave Morris

“Repenting and coming unto Christ through the covenants and ordinances of salvation are prerequisite to and a preparation for being sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost and standing spotless before God at the last day.”

― David A. Bednar

“The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status.”

― David F. Houston

“Bob Gates has unusual standing in the debate about the Obama administration’s foreign policy: He was defense secretary for both a hawkish President George W. Bush and a wary President Obama. He understood Bush’s desire to project power and Obama’s skepticism.”

― David Ignatius

“We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.”

― David Sarnoff

“Billboard called my solo album, ‘Standing In The Spotlight,’ a great party album and even said that my raps put the Beastie Boys to shame.”

― Dee Dee Ramone

“And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing.”

― Dennis Banks

“The thrill of standing on the stage and hearing the crowd, it’s the greatest feeling in the world. It’s a blessed feeling.”

― Dennis Edwards

“Standing up Global Services will accelerate our capabilities across all Boeing services and support areas – from our traditional parts, modifications, and upgrades business to strengthening our data analytics and information-based offerings.”

― Dennis Muilenburg

“I feel like I have been portrayed as if I was standing outside Cipriani hoping someone picks me as their plus-one.”

― Derek Blasberg

“We’re Americans. We shape our own future. Let’s start by standing up for President Barack Obama.”

― Deval Patrick

“I always had a trunk full of good reviews. I’d get magnificent reviews, and I’d be standing out on the unemployment line!”

― Diane Ladd

“My son now is 22 months old, he’s been playing since he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums. He’s been with us since he was 10 weeks old, he’s been on the drums. He’s got blisters on his fingers before he can even talk.”

― Dick Dale

“Anti-Americanism from abroad would not be such a problem if Americans were united in standing up for their own country.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“I am a celebrity, but I don’t want people standing outside my wedding venue.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“Standing on the podium at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and receiving a gold medal was the crowning jewel in a successful gymnastics career and, most certainly, the confirmation that my parents’ sacrifices were not in vain.”

― Dominique Moceanu

“Standing there and throwing, that’s what everyone likes to see.”

― Donald Cerrone

“You don’t get a standing ovation and get boos, by the way. They don’t go hand in hand.”

― Donald Trump

“Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe.”

― Doug Larson

“I’m on stage where Rivers Cuomo from Weezer was standing? It’s kind of a mind trip.”

― Drake Bell

“I was just standing around and suddenly I was cast as an extra. I hated it because I was so shy.”

― Dwayne Hickman

“You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own ‘acres of diamonds.’”

― Earl Nightingale

“That’s when I hit the ground. So in the instant that that round landed and blew me in the air, I had those separate and distinct thoughts. The guy who was standing right next to where I had been standing had a hole in his back I could put my fist into.”

― Ed Bradley

“When armed people from Hamas and armed people from Fatah are standing opposite each other, there is more likely to be a confrontation amongst them.”

― Ehud Olmert

“The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“When someone throws up while watching one of your movies, it’s like a standing ovation.”

― Eli Roth

“I’m no expert standing at a podium giving speeches. I share heartbeats. Compassion.”

― Elizabeth Berkley

“Architecture, by definition, is always standing still.”

― Elizabeth Diller

“Men and women of high professional standing have been reduced to the status of vagrants.”

― Elmer Rice

“I think my worst nightmare is standing up in front of a group of people.”

― Emma Caulfield

“Everyone messes up in relationships and has peaks and valleys in their personal lives. When I realized it wasn’t the end of the world and I would keep on standing, I knew it was going to be OK.”

― Emmy Rossum

“Standing up for what you believe in and being honest, telling the truth are all very liberating things.”

― Eniola Aluko

“It’s very strange – several years ago, I was in the running for the ‘Young Frankenstein’ musical. Kristin Chenoweth was going to do it, but then she backed out because she got ‘Pushing Daisies’ on TV, and then, the next day, I went in for my final-final audition, and I saw Megan Mullally standing there.”

― Eric McCormack

“The Wall will be standing in 50 and even in 100 years, if the reasons for it are not removed.”

― Erich Honecker

“The later it gets the more disturbed the city becomes. I go with Albert through the streets. Men are standing in groups at every corner. Rumours are flying. It is said that the military have already fired on a procession of demonstrating workers.”

― Erich Maria Remarque

“There is something about the name Berlin that evokes an image of men in hats and long coats standing under streetlamps on rainy nights.”

― Erik Larson

“Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“The noise resembles the roar of heavy, distant surf. Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.”

― Ernest Shackleton

“Pope Francis has aimed a blow at what the whole hierarchical system is built on: a graded system with the higher clergy in the skyboxes, the devoted religious in festival seating, as they say of the crowds at rock concerts, and, on the bottom, the laity in standing room only.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“I’m one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. I’m just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them how to play.”

― Eugene Ormandy

“I’ve had all that you could ask for. The fat lady has sung, and there’s a standing ovation.”

― Flip Wilson

“Conor McGregor is a tough competitor. He proved throughout the years in the UFC that he can fight standing up.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“Thankfully, I have other skills than just standing there and looking cute.”

― Frances Bean Cobain

“I have no desire to be 60 years old and standing on the side of the pitch.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Britain can get far better results if it engages with Europe than standing on the sidelines and saying that Europe should change.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Everyone knows deep in their hearts that the drums are the coolest instrument, and that a band is only as good as its drummer. So I’m all for drum solos. I’m all for drummers hamming it up. I’m all for drummers standing up and kicking over the kit.”

― Fred Armisen

“It’s our approach to treat each show like an arena show. We over-invest in production to make the stage look bigger, turning the show into an experience and not just somebody standing around with a microphone rapping.”

― G-Eazy

“Republicans rarely criticize Obama for lack of empathy – in part because liberals have traditionally been seen as standing up for the weak and the vulnerable. Conservatives can be just as empathetic. But they believe that, in most cases, it’s not government’s role to be the primary dispenser of empathy.”

― Gary Bauer

“A lot of actors in my age bracket look at being still standing as pretty good.”

― Gary Cole

“It matters whether women sit at the table. No one speaks up for you when you are standing outside with your nose pressed up against the glass. You cannot window-shop for power.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“Somehow I’ve been able to keep standing and stay in my little corner and do my little stuff and I’m not particularly affected by trends or I’m not dying to make a 3D movie or anything like that. I’m just sort of happy to still be around.”

― George A. Romero

“Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.”

― George Carlin

“Republicans are good at standing by their candidate.”

― George Clooney

“The sport needs a personality, not a fighter. We’ve got plenty of great fighters in the sport, but no personalities. No one is standing for anything. The last personality we had was Mike Tyson. He stood for something. It wasn’t much, but he stood for something.”

― George Foreman

“It’s an old ploy of the bourgeoisie. They keep a standing ‘art’ to defend their collapsing culture.”

― George Grosz

“Rather than standing back and being left behind, we must make the most of the opportunities that a growing China presents to us here in Britain.”

― George Osborne

“Blacks gave me a standing ovation when they put the cap and gown on me, and that was the proudest I’ve ever been.”

― George Wallace

“Writing about Africa by Africans has been part of my literary apprenticeship, standing alongside works by authors such as Joseph Conrad, Joyce Cary and Graham Greene as influences.”

― Giles Foden

“A singer for me is more like someone who is standing alone with a microphone like Scott Walker, rather than someone who is bashing a plank and is spitting all over a microphone.”

― Graham Coxon

“Youthful impatience obscures the endless potential for joy that’s standing right in front of you.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“There is no standing still because time is moving forward.”

― Greg Lake

“Most of my career has been about standing on a stage performing music to an audience, and once the show is over, they go home and I go on to the next show.”

― Greg Lake

“It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge.”

― Grover Cleveland

“What an elder sees sitting; the young can’t see standing.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Once I was standing in line to buy a telephone and Senator Wirth was in line with me. The next day the New York Times reported that we’d both purchased telephones and what price we’d paid!”

― Harold H. Greene

“There is no such thing as standing still.”

― Heber J. Grant

“I get standing ovations at meetings when I say Britain should be involved in human spaceflight. Unfortunately, that goal has been blocked by a handful of people in high office.”

― Helen Sharman

“I was in Independence, Missouri when Johnson signed the Medicare bill, with Truman standing there. Truman had first proposed Medicare, but couldn’t get it through.”

― Helen Thomas

“So many times I’ve wanted to crack up, standing there stiff while seven women are crawling round my toes fixing hems and the designer’s having a freak-out because the denim cuffs are crooked. I’m on the verge of hysteria.”

― Helena Christensen

“To destroy a standing crop goes against the soundest instincts of human nature.”

― Henry Cantwell Wallace

“There are three fundamental poses of the human figure. One is standing. The other is seated, and the third is lying down… Of the three poses, the reclining figure gives the most freedom, compositionally and spatially.”

― Henry Moore

“If I’m jetlagging, and I’ve missed some meals, and it gets to that point in a movie that you’re supposed to cry, I’ll let my defences down from around my inherent standing level of cynicism, and I’ll cry.”

― Henry Rollins

“The curious defiled past him, after squeezing the Presidential fingers into the room, and settled either on the sofa or chairs or remained standing for protracted observations.”

― Henry Villard

“Women standing up for each other is critically important.”

― Hillary Clinton

“The imperialists see extremists everywhere. It’s not that we are extremists. It’s that the world is waking up. It’s waking up all over, and people are standing up.”

― Hugo Chavez

“Some of my earliest memories are dancing in the kitchen, standing on my mom’s toes.”

― Ian Ziering

“As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70 % of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise.”

― Ibrahim Rugova

“I have been parts of some films in the South where I didn’t expect certain shots to be shot in a certain way. I wasn’t experienced enough; I was very naive. I didn’t have the standing of an actor to say that I don’t want to do this shot.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“I will never apologize for standing up against oppression and injustice in Israel or anywhere else.”

― Ilhan Omar

“I didn’t get an agent until after ‘Last Comic Standing’ – of course, getting on a show like that will get you attention.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“There’s too much insecurity on studio sets, with all the people standing around, whispering.”

― Illeana Douglas

“We’re standing on the shoulders of so many people who have already broken down so many barriers.”

― Indya Moore

“Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.”

― Irvin S. Cobb

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

― Isaac Newton

“I say that I played a doorstop in Dune because I remember standing around a lot. I was down there for months.”

― Jack Nance

“Standing with the poor means walking away from unethical leaders, even when their companies are ‘succeeding.’”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“By facilitating a peace agreement and leading the reinvestment and reconstruction in Yemen, Saudi Arabia can turn around a failed state and bolster its standing as a global and regional leader.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“Eternity: a moment standing still for ever.”

― James Montgomery

“I will never apologize for standing up for my fellow Teamsters and all American workers.”

― James P. Hoffa

“If you were the only suspect in a senseless bloodbath, would you be standing the the horror section?”

― Jamie Kennedy

“I do know that I have always been one of life’s observers, always standing slightly on the outside, watching.”

― Jane Green

“TV, it’s a director’s medium, and they wanna make it look interesting. To be rehearsing mostly for the sake of where you’re standing so they can do the lighting, that’s what I don’t like.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“I don’t mind standing up for what I believe in.”

― Jason Momoa

“When you sit there, and you sing the chorus – and then you look at each other, and everybody has the hair standing up on their arms – then everybody knows you’ve stumbled onto something.”

― Jay DeMarcus

“By standing still, we’re making the things we don’t like about Obamacare even worse, forcing Missourians to bear all the costs of this law – and reap none of the benefits.”

― Jay Nixon

“No matter what team you’re playing for, the ultimate goal is to be the last team standing.”

― Jayson Tatum

“It has its perks, being Mrs. Chancellor, and if I have to use it, by golly, I’ll use it. I’m through standing in lines at my age.”

― Jeanne Cooper

“I can sleep anywhere. I can fall asleep standing up, literally anywhere.”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“If intelligent robots are our competitors and, to some extent, cerebrally alike – enough for us to discuss their ethical standing – why would they be above the law? Should they not contribute to our societies, too? And why would they be exempt from taxes?”

― Jens Martin Skibsted

“No, the people standing before Christ and Pilate during the judgment scene do not condemn an entire race for the death of Christ anymore than the actions of Mussolini condemn all Italians, or the heinous crimes of Stalin condemn all Russians.”

― Jim Caviezel

“So now is the time, more than ever, for those who truly value all the principles of democracy, especially including dissent, to be the most forceful in speaking up, standing up and speaking out.”

― Jim Hightower

“For a while, I thought a lot about lineage. Where do I belong? Who am I standing next to?”

― Jim Hodges

“Once all the power goes out, there will still be human beings standing together around a campfire, playing acoustic guitars.”

― Jim James

“Every time my name is called, I get so many cheers, standing ovations, and a lot of hands are being clapped.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I love playing. If it was down to just that, it would be utopia. But it’s not. It’s airplanes, hotel rooms, limousines, and armed guards standing outside rooms. I don’t get off on that part of it at all.”

― Jimmy Page

“I don’t like doing stand-up, because I don’t like standing up.”

― Jo Brand

“I rage when Boris Johnson is more interested in sucking up to Donald Trump than standing up for British values of decency, equality and respect.”

― Jo Swinson

“If crowds give you abuse, there’s no point standing there and giving it them back; you just move on.”

― Joe Hart

“I love that moment just before the curtain goes up, whether I’m sitting in the audience or standing backstage. It’s full of expectation. It’s a thrill that’s unequaled anywhere.”

― Joel Grey

“The crowd loves a record, and if they’re gonna be standing out there in crazy, blistering heat on the 4th of July, I mean, if they’re doing it, I may as well try and give them a record.”

― Joey Chestnut

“To me, punk is about being an individual and going against the grain and standing up and saying ‘This is who I am’.”

― Joey Ramone

“Without the Sisters of St. Joseph, I might not be standing here.”

― John Lewis

“We need the quarterbacks. It’s a passing league and a quarterback-driven league. We need the Peyton Mannings in football uniforms out there playing – the Tom Bradys, the Drew Breeses, the Philip Riverses – we need those guys instead of them standing on the sideline.”

― John Madden

“I know many people within Anonymous; I was the keynote speaker at Defcon in Las Vegas and got a standing ovation.”

― John McAfee

“The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.”

― John Stuart Mill

“The best thrill is standing on stage and playing – other than being married to my wife.”

― John Tesh

“The commercial flight thing, it just gets a little weird when you’re standing in line and suddenly you’re not just a guy standing in line anymore – you become sort of ‘novelty boy.’”

― Johnny Depp

“I’m so uncoordinated, I can’t really do that much, so my specialty is standing in one spot or holding on to something, like an exploding rocket or a jetski.”

― Johnny Knoxville

“For me, a circuit might involve a warm-up, then one minute on the treadmill or the indoor bike followed by a series of 20-second efforts with burpees, tuck jumps, press-ups and standing rows. I might repeat that 3-4 times.”

― Jos Buttler

“Standing around the grill is fine, but I like to have my friends come in and out of the house. Movement makes the party more exciting.”

― Jose Andres

“I think – I’m always interested in reaching people in different ways, not by – not by just standing on a – randomly on a subway platform.”

― Joshua Bell

“Frederick Douglass had to teach himself how to read before standing up to defeat slavery.”

― Juan Williams

“Acting is the most insecure profession in the world – you’re insecure if you’re successful, you’re insecure if you’re not. A tightrope walk without a net. It’s a miracle I’m still standing!”

― Kabir Bedi

“I was on Kanye’s Yeezus tour as a dancer, but really, I was a Vanessa Beecroft model. I was one of the three ‘dancers’ who couldn’t dance and was more of an accessory than an individual. Vanessa was pretty involved. Her style is about a lot of standing. It’s very simple but haunting.”

― Kacy Hill

“I was standing on a ladder outside the Homestead juvenile immigrant detention center outside Miami, looking over the fence, and I saw children lined up like prisoners. They had been separated from their families and put in this private detention facility. It was horrible.”

― Kamala Harris

“I’m good everywhere. I can defend the takedowns. I can get a guy down if I want them. I can keep it standing and strike. I can do it all.”

― Kamaru Usman

“Wherever you go at SXSW, there you are standing in line. Or watching other people stand in line.”

― Kara Swisher

“You know, I was a community activist, so I’m used to standing out in front of an elected official’s office and protesting.”

― Karen Bass

“I knew I had more in me than just standing up and having my picture taken… Being in the studio, I have to have an opinion.”

― Karen Elson

“You have a choice: Support the woman standing next to you, or compete with her. But if you compete, you’re going to be miserable.”

― Kate Hudson

“There is no such thing as ‘separation of church and state.’ Reporters continue to promote this fallacy and scare Christians out of standing up for their beliefs.”

― Ken Ham

“The Blair government has lowered the standing of politics and politicians in our country.”

― Kenneth Clarke

“I was standing onstage last year, and I felt like I wanted to be somewhere else. No matter how many people were out there, it all just felt like a blank sheet of paper.”

― Kenny Chesney

“I used to go to the Hollywood YMCA when I first came here, and I was standing in front of the mirror doing curls, and I noticed this guy next to me also doing curls. He was grimacing a lot, and I noticed he had an underbite. I looked more closely and realized it was Bruce Springsteen.”

― Kevin Nealon

“There’s nothing like standing in a place and wanting nothing so much as to change but simply not being able to.”

― Kevin Spacey

“What we need is more money back in the hands of Americans of any economic standing and so raising taxes right now doesn’t make sense.”

― Kevin Yoder

“I’ve got to thank the city of El Paso for standing behind me.”

― Khalid

“I was bullied a lot, being a kid, so I feel like I’m standing out because I realize who I really am.”

― Khoudia Diop

“I’m very big on being an example for my peers when it comes to standing tall in your own light.”

― Kodie Shane

“I am not going to say much about the film ‘Maidentrip,’ but I won’t be representing it, as I am not fully standing behind it.”

― Laura Dekker

“I have vertigo. Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down. Things seem to be spinning. It’s like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.”

― Laura Hillenbrand

“The Bible is full of dubious scientific impossibilities, from Jonah living inside a whale, to the sun standing still in the sky for Joshua.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“Everybody has his place; everybody is equal. Treated equally, equal standing, equal rights and status.”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“I urge everyone – men, boys, women and girls – to join me in standing up for girls’ rights with Plan U.K.”

― Lena Headey

“I don’t like beating people on the head with the message. I don’t like standing on the soapbox.”

― Lena Waithe

“One sits the whole day at the desk and appetite is standing next to me. ‘Away with you’, I say. But Comrade Appetite does not budge from the spot.”

― Leonid I. Brezhnev

“The curtains would open and it would be just her standing in some ludicrous pose, like Aphrodite.”

― Lesley-Anne Down

“When I heard I had gotten ‘Downton Abbey,’ I remember I was standing on a freezing cold street in Manchester where we were shooting the Manchester part of ‘West is West.’”

― Lesley Nicol

“I just keep fighting and try to be the last one standing.”

― Li Na

“I’ll stand for the anthem, I don’t have a problem standing for it.”

― Lil B

“I used to watch ‘Last Comic Standing’ with my mom before she passed. So when I got that red envelope, I was extremely emotional.”

― Lil Rel Howery

“If you are gonna participate in a band, you’ve got to be a band member in good standing, and you’ve got to think about the needs of the whole.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“We cannot afford to have a president who thinks he’s some sort of global community organizer standing over America on one side and our adversaries on the other. America must have a Commander in Chief. Not a global community organizer.”

― Liz Cheney

“Bundesliga matches are always exciting – with low ticket prices, standing terraces means all matches are played before the highest average attendances of any professional football league and creates a thrilling and breathtaking atmosphere.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.”

― Louis Nizer

“Women are standing up and leaning forward and asserting their power.”

― Lynn Nottage

“Chris Weidman is a tough guy; he’s well rounded. He’s known for being a wrestler. He’s very good on the ground. He can knock people out standing up.”

― Lyoto Machida

“I’d much rather be liked because people realize that I’m standing up for myself.”

― Maisie Williams

“You can totally have a great little yoga routine in 20 minutes: 10 sun salutations and five or six standing poses and five minutes of stretching.”

― Mandy Ingber

“There is a standing joke in my family that I was born with a ladle in my hand.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“Standing near the door, we dipped our fingers in the holy water, crossed and blessed ourselves, and proceeded up to the sleeping-room, in the usual order, two by two.”

― Maria Monk

“I’m never standing still and that makes my life pretty exciting.”

― Maria Sharapova

“We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.”

― Marilyn Manson

“On February 7, 2.2 million Haitians went to the polls and exercised their constitutional right to select a leader. They went by foot, by tap tap and other forms of transportation, traveling hours and standing in line for almost a day to get to their polling places.”

― Mark Foley

“I never eat standing up, I never eat in front of the refrigerator. I treat myself very formally with meals. I don’t watch TV or read. It’s a little bit of a ritual, and it’s more enjoyable.”

― Mark Morris

“I did a picture called ‘Lovely, Still’ with Ellen Burstyn, We screened it to the AARP people in Las Vegas, 2000 of them. We got a standing ovation from people who couldn’t stand.”

― Martin Landau

“Any actress will tell you, when you’ve been given a starring role in the initial run of a show, you want to be getting the standing ovations every night, not just on review night.”

― Martine McCutcheon

“Once when I was standing at the base, they started rotating the set and a big, heavy wrench fell down from the 12 o’clock position of the set, and got buried in the ground a few feet from me. I could have been killed!”

― Marvin Minsky

“If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in the bus in Montgomery, she’d still be standing.”

― Mary Frances Berry

“Seven thirty in the morning is too early for a man of my standing.”

― Matt Roper

“I mean business about standing with President Trump to make America great again.”

― Matt Rosendale

“Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore.”

― Matthew Arnold

“I walk into rooms and I don’t know why I’m there. I’m like, ‘Why am I standing in front of the toilet now?’”

― Matthew Broderick

“I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.”

― Max Baer

“When judging a horoscope, it is of prime importance that we take into consideration the social and racial standing of the individual, for configurations which are of great significance in the horoscope of an educated Caucasian may mean little or nothing in the figure of a Chinese Coolie and vice versa.”

― Max Heindel

“I like parties, but I’m shy, and I often find myself standing around, feeling awkward.”

― Michael Bergin

“Anyone who writes anything on any subject is standing on the shoulders of 900 people who’ve come before you.”

― Michael Beschloss

“The standing ovation threw me… to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.”

― Michael Caine

“Nothing ever sounds quite the way it does when you’re standing right in the middle of it.”

― Michael Davis

“We looked at each other standing on the podium, and I think we all were tearing up. But we had to keep it cool. I think we did. Then we let out a breath.”

― Michael Irvin

“Years of standing in the limelight portraying other people for large amounts of money does not usually lead to a high degree of self-examination, let alone self-criticism.”

― Michael Korda

“My number one objective continues to be to defund or delay the implementation of Obamacare. But as long as any piece of this law is standing, it needs to apply to all Americans equally, and that includes members of Congress and our staff.”

― Michael McCaul

“The Justice Department needs to investigate how Goldman Sachs was able to steer things in such a manner through their former employees in the Bush administration, so that in the end Goldman’s competitors have disappeared and Goldman is left standing.”

― Michael Moore

“My daughter is in the lawsuit because you need that for standing.”

― Michael Newdow

“Admittedly, scientific authority is not distributed evenly throughout the body of scientists; some distinguished members of the profession predominate over others of a more junior standing.”

― Michael Polanyi

“You know what I would like to do: make a film with actors standing in empty space so that the spectator would have to imagine the background of the characters.”

― Michelangelo Antonioni

“My mother cooked her last Christmas standing rib roast in 1987 and died a few weeks afterward.”

― Michelle Huneven

“I think the thing that I admire about Rick Santorum is that he hasn’t backed down or apologized one bit for his personal religious views, for standing up for social conservative values.”

― Michelle Malkin

“I was not raised with wealth or resources or any social standing to speak of.”

― Michelle Obama

“Just standing around looking beautiful is so boring.”

― Michelle Pfeiffer

“I don’t mind getting punched in the nose by a guy standing in front of me. It’s getting stabbed in the back that I can’t handle.”

― Mickey Rourke

“Unfortunately, instead of standing up to Iran, the Obama administration is giving in to the Iranians’ bizarre tantrums and illogical arguments.”

― Mike Pompeo

“For a variety of reasons, I believe, the time is right to resolve many of the long standing and thorny land use, recreation, and wilderness designation issues in Central Idaho.”

― Mike Simpson

“I was genuinely frightened when I saw the Daleks. These ridiculous-looking things absolutely get to the core of you when you’re standing in front of one.”

― Miranda Raison

“The fun part of being an entertainer is that you call up Six Flags, and you say, ‘I’m coming,’ and you get to get on all the rides before everyone. I hate standing in line.”

― Missy Elliott

“I was always an outsider, always standing outside, observing and trying to figure things out. Which is exactly what you need to do as a writer, I suppose.”

― Monica Ali

“If you’re going to do Chuck Berry, you got to, you know, go all out, and the duck walk is just kind of you know, cursory. That’s like standing.”

― Mos Def

“I never thought I would be standing here, married to an All-American guy, living in Oklahoma. What a country.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“It was a wonderful experience working with Nagarjuna sir. I mean, I never expected this to happen. For me, who watched his films standing in a queue at theatres, and now sharing the screen with him is a huge thing.”

― Nani

“I miss a lot of things; that’s the price one pays for stardom. I miss standing in queues, buying tickets, and watching films first day first show. It isn’t the same going to preview theatres or multiplexes and trying to stay incognito.”

― Nani

“The use of violence in movies is a subject that’s worth addressing. I’m not standing on a soapbox or wagging a finger, but I’m interested in those subjects for sure.”

― Naomi Watts

“Africa has been going through so much for so many years; it’s time that it stands up the way other nations are standing up.”

― Nas

“It is a standing source of astonishment and amusement to visitors that the British Museum has so few British things in it: that it is a museum about the world as seen from Britain rather than a history focused on these islands.”

― Neil MacGregor

“I’m not running after glamorous roles, honestly. I’m a performer and want to perform instead of standing like a mannequin wearing a lot of makeup.”

― Nia Sharma

“The caricature of Islam as a violent and intolerant religion is horrendously incomplete. Remember that those standing up to Muslim fanatics are mostly Muslims.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“I get criticized for a lot of what I write about, but as far as I’m concerned I’m actually standing up and having a look at what goes on in the minds of men, and I have the authority to talk about it because I’m a man.”

― Nick Cave

“I find standing and posing for photos very awkward.”

― Nicole Kidman

“The one certainly for anyone in the path of an avalanche is this: standing still is not an option.”

― Norman Davies

“Winners of wars get a standing start in the post-war stakes of remembrance.”

― Norman Davies

“Elizabeth Moss may very well be one of the best actresses I’ve had the privilege of standing opposite and sharing lines with.”

― O. T. Fagbenle

“Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations, they will find us standing up or dead, but never on our knees; NEVER!”

― Omar Torrijos Herrera

“The fellow who says he’ll meet you halfway usually thinks he’s standing on the dividing line.”

― Orlando Aloysius Battista

“I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion, under the hands of President Joseph Smith.”

― Orson Pratt

“I think I felt pretty alienated, being bigger, being mixed race, being of lower socioeconomic standing.”

― Paloma Elsesser

“Much of the hostility toward Putin stems from the fact that he not only defies the West when standing up for Russia’s interests, he often succeeds in his defiance and goes unpunished and unrepentant.”

― Pat Buchanan

“I’m still standing up there tall and strong every night that I perform.”

― Patti LaBelle

“I went to private school in Manhattan, and at a young age, they made us do public speaking. For some reason, I was good at standing in front of the class and speaking.”

― Paul Dano

“Aren’t we supposed to be standing for something instead of falling for everything?”

― Paul Gosar

“There’s a difference between standing up and telling people what you’re planning to do and standing up and going and accomplishing something.”

― Paul Stanley

“No human being is justified before God or has a right standing before God based upon his own virtue and merit. It is only by faith in the virtue and merit of Christ.”

― Paul Washer

“I quite like to, y’know, chill and catch a vibe where you can actually talk, as opposed to standing on the floor in the club.”

― Percelle Ascott

“I don’t expect to get a standing ovation from businessmen when I call for higher wages.”

― Peter Bofinger

“I was a halfway-decent-looking English boy who looked nice in a drawing-room standing by a piano.”

― Peter Lawford

“Total borrowing has imploded. Private borrowing has collapsed. And, in effect, the Treasury Department is the last borrower left standing.”

― Peter Orszag

“I’m on Twitter every single week. It’s sort of like being a playwright standing in the back of the theater.”

― Peter Paige

“When you get older, unless you’re a huge star, the parts become less and the competition becomes greater. Because the guys left standing are the best.”

― Peter Riegert

“Sometimes you need to speak up about what you’re standing for.”

― Pierre Nanterme

“Most millennials have no problem standing their ground when asked to do something that conflicts with their personal values.”

― Punit Renjen

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

“I was always drawn to standing up in front of people.”

― Rachael Stirling

“Standing up on the right to trial by jury is something that, really, a lot of people should agree with, you know, both on the Right and the Left.”

― Rand Paul

“A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.”

― Randall Jarrell

“President Obama believes getting along is more valuable than standing firm for U.S. interests.”

― Richard Grenell

“Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S. can improve its international standing and its national security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships with moderate Muslim countries.”

― Richard Neal

“Jesus is the very concrete truth revealing and standing in for the universal truth.”

― Richard Rohr

“A lot of people don’t like to eat on camera, but I eat on camera all the time. I’m standing in for the viewer.”

― Rick Bayless

“Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?”

― Rick Santorum

“I don’t think the Internet should be immune to the standing laws of countries.”

― Rob Lowe

“A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.”

― Robert Burton

“Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors that they are ready to repeat their lessons as often as we please.”

― Robert Chambers

“Palms are like cockroaches. They were here long before us, and they’ll be here long after us. They’re the only things standing after a hurricane.”

― Robert Irwin

“Standing up to bullies is the hallmark of a civilized society.”

― Robert Reich

“There are a lot of westerns that deal with people standing up for their principles, and that is the predominant theme that has been in my films.”

― Rod Lurie

“Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare, rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land.”

― Roland Joffe

“There is technique to it-he is just standing there flexing his arm, and I am standing there making faces as if I am being choked. You keep your head in a certain angle for the camera.”

― Ron Livingston

“By virtue of the standing and prestige of President Ben-Zvi, some 3,000 manuscripts originating from Arab lands, some of them of major significance, have been deposited at the Ben-Zvi Institute. In contrast to the Aleppo Codex, most of these documents were donated willingly, in the confidence that the institute would protect and preserve them.”

― Ronen Bergman

“Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.”

― Rosalind Russell

“Well, I wasn’t just kind of standing in a queue at McDonald’s and someone sat down and said, ‘You’re the director of a $100 million Hollywood movie.’ I’ve been working in commercials for ten years.”

― Rupert Sanders

“Obama hasn’t lost his standing because of tricks played by the Republicans. He hasn’t lost his standing because the media’s not fair to him. He hasn’t lost his standing or his approval number because the media spent four years attacking him like they did George W. Bush. This is all on him.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Most men are petrified of standing out in any way or being thought superficial.”

― Russell Smith

“The reality is that SXSW is packed with brilliant entrepreneurs, investors and partners. They’re everywhere, zipping back and forth like thousands of atoms. Your chances of colliding with one actually improve just by standing still.”

― Ryan Holmes

“On the House side, when Donald Trump came, he received multiple standing ovations.”

― Ryan Zinke

“I write books I’d enjoy reading, I’m the reader standing behind my shoulder.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Being an occupier is not good for anybody’s global standing. It is a catalyst for terrorist recruitment.”

― Samantha Power

“I don’t think there’s anything that defines WrestleMania more than Hulk Hogan and The Rock standing across from each other and the crowd going ballistic.”

― Sami Zayn

“Standing up for national anthem doesn’t make you an Indian. Posting flags on social networks doesn’t make you an Indian.”

― Sangram Singh

“When I started my program… there was a big clock in the corner and I looked and it said nine o’clock exactly. And it was funny, because when I was standing on the podium, it said exactly 10 p.m., and this whole hour had changed my life.”

― Sarah Hughes

“To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.”

― Sarah Palin

“As CEO, I had a standing 30-minute meeting every Monday to greet and connect with new hires.”

― Scott Weiss

“In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.”

― Seth Godin

“I feel like I’m on top of the world. Honestly, I feel like I’ve climbed a very giant mountain, and I’m just standing right on top with my arms wide open and breathing rarified air.”

― Shania Twain

“I’m nervous performing because it’s such a weird thing to do, standing on stage demanding people’s attention.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“I’m pretty infamous for opening my garage and standing in the middle of it and sneering.”

― Shawn Crahan

“While the world goes against me, I do find some standing by my side always.”

― Shilpa Shinde

“I learned by standing in the wings and watching established acts on stage.”

― Shirley Bassey

“Being part of a crowd and not standing out is way more frightening than being the person that stands out.”

― Shura

“I had not yet gotten into the world of light. But I felt as one who, standing outside, could knock against the wall and hear an answering knock from within.”

― Simon Newcomb

“There’s no such thing as ‘facts of life’. Only standing theories that haven’t been disproved as of yet.”

― Simon Travaglia

“I watched ‘Holiday’ in college, and that was when I had my first fantasy of being Katharine Hepburn, standing at the top of the staircase in a huge Hollywood mansion.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“When we first started playing shows, we were all 17. Everybody started somewhere. There were guys throwing shows in condemned houses and backyards just for the love of music and for the love of what bands were standing for.”

― Sonny Sandoval

“Everything in life is about standing up and making the most of your opportunities.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“Driver Shepherd and I had been detailed to drive Lt. Budden in the Wireless Truck. We had been standing by vehicles for an hour, and nothing had happened, but it happened frequently.”

― Spike Milligan

“Sometimes standing up for things that are right makes things tougher.”

― Stan Van Gundy

“I think being gay has resulted in gay characters standing front and center in all of my work.”

― Stephen Karam

“My advice to actors? To successful actors, it’s, ‘sock it away,’ and unsuccessful actors, it’s just, ‘Just keep at it. Don’t do it unless you have to do it, and if you have to do it, keep – you’ve got to keep your instrument in shape.’ You just got to keep on getting better. If you’re not getting better, you’re standing still.”

― Stephen Lang

“I don’t want to be 60 years old standing on stage telling some jokes. I want my life to mean something.”

― Steve Harvey

“Anyone who thinks they stand apart from society and defies all which govern its existence has less in common with the lone wolf patriot standing up to dystopic forces of oppression – a myth – and more in common with the disease known as cancer – a harsh reality.”

― Steven Weber

“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.”

― Steven Wright

“I’m not scared to go to the ground. I’ve been wrestling my whole life. I’ve done a lot of jiu jitsu, but I like standing up, and every fight starts there.”

― Stipe Miocic

“If children know there is someone standing over them who knows all the answers, they are less inclined to find the answers for themselves.”

― Sugata Mitra

“Sometimes you pay a price for standing up.”

― Susana Martinez

“As a woman standing up here, we have to fight for the rights of women.”

― Suzan DelBene

“Standing up to Ahmadinejad is not a partisan issue and should never be one.”

― Ted Deutch

“The auto industry is standing today. The middle class is standing today. Ohio is standing today. America is standing strong today.”

― Ted Strickland

“I had always believed that standing with Ethiopia’s most vulnerable was simply the right thing to do.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“Living with Steve was like standing in a cyclone. Then we lost him. It was like the wind stopped.”

― Terri Irwin

“Scars show toughness: that you’ve been through it, and you’re still standing.”

― Theo Rossi

“Standing up for Israel at home validates those fundamental principles of freedom enshrined in our Constitution.”

― Thom Tillis

“I sincerely believe… that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching, then she will be seen as standing in judgement over a vast percentage of Europeans.”

― Timothy Radcliffe

“In TV, you always feel you are standing on the tracks of an oncoming train.”

― Tina Brown

“It becomes an emperor to die standing.”

― Titus Flavius Vespasian

“I don’t want to do Ghost as a normal, unmasked band standing around in, like, denim jackets. That was never the plan, regardless of whether people knew who I was or what size shoe I wear.”

― Tobias Forge

“I’m standing for real freedom.”

― Todd Akin

“During World War II, law-abiding Japanese-American citizens were herded into remote internment camps, losing their jobs, businesses and social standing, while an all-Japanese-American division fought heroically in Europe.”

― Tom Brokaw

“When I was younger, I was emulating David Letterman. David Letterman would yell out of his office window with a megaphone, and the next thing I’m doing is standing on the roof of a parking garage with a megaphone.”

― Tom Green

“Most stuff you can do standing on your head.”

― Tom Wilkinson

“You got to be willing to be knocked out to win a fight. You got to be willing to get booed off the stage to get a standing ovation.”

― Tony Rock

“It’s embarrassing standing in front of the camera and getting your picture taken.”

― Travis Fimmel

“I get up in the morning. I usually do a radio interview early in the morning. I usually do a book signing, because I’m also a cookbook author, so I’m at some store, at a Walmart or a Williams Sonoma, for three hours, standing up, signing autographs, and taking pictures for three hours.”

― Trisha Yearwood

“If I walk up to a bar, they wont see that I’m standing there.”

― Verne Troyer

“Reforming PERA will strengthen and improve Colorado’s all-important long term standing with credit rating agencies.”

― Walker Stapleton

“I do believe in standing for something more than just a product.”

― Waris Ahluwalia

“People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.”

― Warren Bennis

“The 90’s are the 60’s standing on their head.”

― Wavy Gravy

“A person standing in front of an audience without enthusiasm for his subject and his actions is disconnected from his spirit.”

― Wayne Dyer

“I am a member of the rabble in good standing.”

― Westbrook Pegler

“The heart of standing is you cannot fly.”

― William Empson

“A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’”

― William F. Buckley, Jr.

“There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.”

― William Gaddis

“I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision.”

― William Hurt

“Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments – a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.”

― William Jennings Bryan

“I am a tariff man, standing on a tariff platform.”

― William McKinley

“The people standing up most strongly for our democracies should be celebrated, not prosecuted – be it those countless human rights defenders who defend all our rights or the brave whistle-blowers who expose tax dodging.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.”

― Xun Kuang

“I don’t like standing and talking in front of lots of people.”

― Zoe Sugg
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