Top 507 Welcome Quotes

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“A clever conjurer is welcome anywhere, and those of us whose powers of entertainment are limited to the setting of booby-traps or the arranging of apple-pie beds must view with envy the much greater tribute of laughter and applause which is the lot of the prestidigitator with some natural gift for legerdemain.”

― A. A. Milne

“One of the most welcome aspects of office work is that you do not need to be fully yourself.”

― Alain de Botton

“We welcome, we welcome this good cooperation between Russia and NATO.”

― Aleksander Kwasniewski

“I really don’t feel the need to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because, at the end of the day, it’s just somebody’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have a particular process, and they’re welcome to do it however they want to do it.”

― Alex Lifeson

“Deep walkability describes a city that is built in such a way that you can move from one area to another on foot, on bicycle, on transit and have an experience that remains a pleasant one, that you feel you are welcome not just in the neighborhood but moving between neighborhoods.”

― Alex Steffen

“I think people in Botswana are pleased that my books paint a positive picture of their lives and portray the country as being very special. They’ve made a great success of their country, and the people are fed up with the constant reporting of only the problems and poverty of the continent. They welcome something which puts the positive side.”

― Alexander McCall Smith

“Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.”

― Amelia Barr

“No one is perfect, and criticism is always welcome and expected.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they’d originally anticipated.”

― Amy Morin

“Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.”

― Andre Gide

“When I do entertain, in the summer, which is rare, I receive my guests on the front porch, set up wicker trays found at Pottery Barn, and serve iced beverages. Anytime I do welcome friends, it’s always a tray of canapes or Planters peanuts, jellied candy from Paris, and a good bottle of Sancerre.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“I came to New York City as a player, so my objective is to take the team as high as possible, preferably to victory. If that helps Major League Soccer grow, then that’s welcome, too, but I was signed as a New York City FC player and to do what’s best for the team.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“Even companies like Baidu and Google, which have amazing AI teams, cannot do all the work needed to get us to an AI-powered society. I thought the best way to get us there would be creating courses to welcome more people to deep learning.”

― Andrew Ng

“The Conservative party believes Canada is stronger for being able to welcome people from all over the world.”

― Andrew Scheer

“I’m not against making new fans, but I’m not going to go out of my way to pander to someone and try to make them like me; that’s not who we are. It’s not as if we’re fighting to find an audience – we have our audience, and anybody else is definitely welcome.”

― Andy Biersack

“People will always be tempted to wipe their feet on anything with ‘welcome’ written on it.”

― Andy Partridge

“It’s interesting: when your wife is pregnant and you’re expecting, everyone’s like, ‘It’s incredible. Get ready. It’s magic. It’s the most life-changing experience you’ll ever have. Brace yourself for heaven.’ And then the second the baby comes, everyone’s like, ‘Welcome to hell! Ha ha ha! You fool!’”

― Andy Samberg

“Help for first time buyers and other housing market measures will be welcome.”

― Andy Sawford

“You should welcome getting older in golf. With greater knowledge of your swing, you, too, can keep improving.”

― Angel Cabrera

“#MeToo is a welcome change, and I would encourage women to call out sexual harassment issues in their workplaces.”

― Anirudh Ravichander

“One of my best friends growing up was Vietnamese, and he and his mom would teach me how to say certain things so I could impress my nail girls. Then the nail girls would teach me how to count to 100 and basic things like ‘Thank you’ and ‘You’re welcome.’ It’s funny, because any accent that I do now always turns into Vietnamese.”

― Anjelah Johnson

“Rock evolved out of rebellion, so when you turn on the Billboard Awards or something like the Grammys, and there’s no rock on there, that’s a good sign – because that means that rock is not welcome inside of a pop format.”

― Ann Wilson

“As an actress, you’re perpetually about to be unemployed. That fear – when you have two parents who worked 9-to-5 jobs and went through periods of being unemployed – is real. Those were not welcome times in my childhood.”

― Anna Kendrick

“The biggest challenge is the chaos of parenthood, which has honestly been such a welcome challenge – bring it on, I say!”

― Anna Silk

“I loved killing zombies in ‘Day of the Dead.’ I basically welcome anything that involves being dirty or bloody or shooting guns.”

― AnnaLynne McCord

“Mystery writers’ conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome.”

― Anne Perry

“If democracy is to survive Facebook, that company must realize the outsized role it now plays as both the public forum where our strident democratic drama unfolds and as the vehicle for those who aspire to control that drama’s course. Facebook, welcome to the big leagues.”

― Antonio Garcia Martinez

“As I was growing up, it was made clear that the fat me wasn’t welcome, that a thin person was expected and awaited, and impatiently so.”

― Arabella Weir

“Obama’s openness is a welcome change from his predecessor, who went all the way to the Supreme Court to hide the RSVP list for a single policy meeting. And transparency is intrinsically good, since in a democracy, very little government activity is legitimately secret.”

― Ari Melber

“I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war.”

― Arthur Henderson

“We would certainly welcome the recipient nation to put their inspectors on our shores, if they wanted to make that investment to help protect that shipment that is outgoing.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“Southern women always know how to make you feel welcome, loved and admired, even when we’re talkin’ smack!”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“’Welcome To New York’ is one of those songs that, with just one single radio play, will make at least 10 New Yorkers move to Marfa, Texas.”

― Awkwafina

“I’d heard a lot of Asian people were rooting for me, but I had no idea. I was stunned. They were… impassioned, especially compared to Japan. I couldn’t even have anticipated that kind of welcome.”

― Ayumi Hamasaki

“I have been very encouraged by President Obama’s call to action on climate change both at his Inauguration and in the State of the Union Address. This is a global imperative. I also welcome President Obama’s intention to pursue reductions in nuclear arsenals.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“We welcome the scrutiny of the world – because what you see in America is a country that has steadily worked to address our problems and make our union more perfect.”

― Barack Obama

“I make a good living selling hardback books through paper publishers, and I have many friends in the industry who will suffer as it changes, so on a personal level, the transition to digital isn’t something I welcome wholeheartedly.”

― Barry Eisler

“The Tea Party did not run me out. If you know me and my personality, I would welcome the challenge.”

― Bart Stupak

“Especially in music, you wonder, Okay, should I still be doing this? Like, are you overstaying your welcome at the party? But I don’t know.”

― Beck

“I welcome the President and working with him to try to get some of that medical malpractice reform so we can get the cost of health care to come down.”

― Ben Quayle

“Irrespective of our foreign policies, for decades, other nations and peoples could see, in the United States, a strong democracy that could maintain social cohesion, welcome immigrants of all backgrounds, and count on stable institutions.”

― Ben Rhodes

“I think it’s a known fact that Joel and I have always loved Australia since we started coming here 13 or 14 years ago. Everyone knows we love it here. Our only concern is will we wear our welcome out?”

― Benji Madden

“Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.”

― Bernard Barton

“There’s no more film; now everything’s digital. I welcome this. It’s fantastic for me to have a new chance.”

― Bernardo Bertolucci

“Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.”

― Bill Gates

“Poems, for me, begin as a social engagement. I want to establish a kind of sociability or even hospitality at the beginning of a poem. The title and the first few lines are a kind of welcome mat where I am inviting the reader inside.”

― Billy Collins

“We are a people unafraid to welcome ‘your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,’ because we measure others by the quality of their hopes for the future, not by the circumstances of their birth.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“I’d seen people overstay their welcome and I didn’t want that to happen at all.”

― Bobby Rahal

“We welcome Donald Trump at ‘Hamilton,’ absolutely.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“In the spring of 1984, I was crushed not to make my Little League All-Star team. I will not go into too much detail, but imagine all your best friends were invited to a one-month party, and you weren’t. You could watch it from afar but never get past the fence line. It was an early and abrupt welcome to adolescent loneliness.”

― Brian Shactman

“Modeling is the world that I feel most welcome in.”

― Brooke Shields

“The thing about Broadway, they always welcome you with open arms.”

― Brooke Shields

“I was surprised how relevant the Moses story was to contemporary American debates – from our ongoing debate about values, to our role as champions of freedom, to our place as a country that welcome immigrants.”

― Bruce Feiler

“Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.”

― Buddha

“Everyone who’s been in space would, I’m sure, welcome the opportunity for a return to the exhilarating experiences there.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“When I was up in Washington state, I always thought, ‘I’m going to go to Los Angeles where films are made and stories are told, and they’re going to love me and welcome me with open arms.’ But, there was no welcoming committee.”

― Byron Howard

“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world, Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I want everyone in the Republican party who opposed me to know this: you are welcome to join this people’s crusade. Come aboard. You are both welcome and needed. If we unite, we’ll win – and we’ll rebuild New York.”

― Carl Paladino

“After spending eight years in Manchester, I received a very warm welcome to Turin. The people are very easy-going, in contrast to other parts of Italy such as Rome or Naples, where passions run much higher.”

― Carlos Tevez

“When you do something eight times a week, you fall into those little places where sometimes things can get a bit stagnant. That’s why I always welcome a new face on the stage.”

― Carmen Cusack

“It can be very challenging to be what you can’t see. Think about it in the physical world. You walk into a room, and no one looks like you. Can you relate to them? Do you feel welcome? Let’s stop talking about how men dominate the technology industry and instead focus on the women who are killing it.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.”

― Carroll O’Connor

“I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“Sometimes I was sad, sometimes happy. Just on and off. Always I felt welcome. It’s just, you know, sometimes as a human being, you cannot always be happy. You do good things, you do bad things, people talk.”

― Caster Semenya

“People who want to remember me as Cat Stevens – welcome. Those who want me as Yusuf, you’re here.”

― Cat Stevens

“On Etsy, you can’t resell new goods you weren’t involved in making, whereas on eBay and Amazon, that is more than welcome – everything from dishwashers to XBoxes, curling irons, espresso machines, and metal detectors.”

― Caterina Fake

“I welcome a discussion on a long-term, pro-active approach to disaster relief for Americans. Until Congress arrives at a conclusion, however, we must continue to honor America’s honorable tradition of helping Americans recover for natural catastrophes.”

― Cedric Richmond

“I want a world where everything is welcome, everything is valid, everything is acknowledged, embraced, and accepted. To me, that’s a perfect world.”

― CeeLo Green

“I’m open for possibilities. I’m open for choices. I always welcome new ideas. I’m always eager to learn. I’m never going to close my mind from learning.”

― Cesar Millan

“Being a single has different challenges, and being a tag team has different challenges. I welcome them both.”

― Cesaro

“The fellow who can pay only twenty-five cents to see a ball game always will be just as welcome at Comiskey Park as the box seat holder.”

― Charles Comiskey

“From my big beautiful warlock brain, welcome to ‘Sheen’s Korner’ … You’re either in my corner, or you’re with the trolls.”

― Charlie Sheen

“The cast and the crew made me feel really welcome. Towards the end it just got better and better.”

― Charlotte Church

“Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.”

― Che Guevara

“I like a no-drama set. I welcome visitors by and large; I like music playing on sets between set-ups – all that stuff.”

― Chris Eigeman

“Welcome to the 77th and last Oscars.”

― Chris Rock

“To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.”

― Christina Aguilera

“Any team member, any community member wants and needs to know they count, that they’re welcome, and that they’re important.”

― Christina Tosi

“I have a lot to be grateful to L.A. for, but I overstayed my welcome by 28 years. I was only meant to be there for six months.”

― Christine McVie

“Chick-fil-A is not welcome in New York City as long as the company’s president continues to uphold and promote his discriminatory views.”

― Christine Quinn

“The change I want to see is a start-up environment where everyone, regardless of gender and background, feels welcome and safe; where sexual harassment or discrimination will not impede great talent from producing great impact.”

― Christine Tsai

“With comedies, often shorter is better. You don’t want to outstay your welcome.”

― Christopher Miller

“No one is different from the other. I’m very grateful that I have a diverse group of fans as well. We welcome individuality over here in my world, and I think that my fans can see and feel that.”

― Ciara

“If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.”

― Clare Balding

“Even as someone who’s labeled a conservative – I’m a Republican I’m black, I’m heading up this organization in the Reagan administration – I can say that conservatives don’t exactly break their necks to tell blacks that they’re welcome.”

― Clarence Thomas

“All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we despise.”

― Cleopatra

“People coming up and saying something nice is always welcome. But when you’re being secretly photographed, that’s not so nice. I would rather shake hands with someone and exchange a few words than take a selfie.”

― Colin Firth

“So many times, when you’re doing a job, you feel like you’re a nuisance at times to people, intruding on their space when you ask them questions; maybe they don’t want to deal with you at the time. And now, it’s, ‘Hey, welcome, where’s Craig?’ Whereas, now, it’s kind of different.”

― Craig Sager

“There is a lot of negativity that you welcome into your life when you’re an actor. You bare your soul for anyone to see.”

― Dakota Fanning

“I like ‘1989,’ the whole album. ‘Welcome to New York,’ ‘Blank Space,’ ‘Bad Blood’ – all of it!”

― Damian Lillard

“I think we live in a culture that relentlessly pursues comfort. Ease is related to disease. We shouldn’t always be fleeing hardship. Hardship also brings people together. We should welcome it.”

― Dan Buettner

“Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.”

― Dan Quayle

“A British porch is a musty, forbidding non-room in which to fling a sodden umbrella or a muddy pair of boots; a guard against the elements and strangers. By contrast the good ol’ American front porch seems to stand for positivity and openness; a platform from which to welcome or wave farewell; a place where things of significance could happen.”

― Dan Stevens

“When you’re in the position I’m in, you have two options: you can either shut yourself off from everybody, from the world, and not live a full life. Or you welcome everybody into your life and occasionally somebody will try to take advantage.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“When you’re in the position I’m in, you have two options: you can either shut yourself off from everybody, from the world, and not live a full life. Or you welcome everybody into your life and occasionally somebody will try to take advantage. And I’d much rather be that person who lets people in.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I adore going to a very, very fancy restaurant – as long as the spirit is genuine, like it’s their pleasure to welcome you.”

― Danny Meyer

“I never dislike anyone that I am in competition with. I welcome the challenge. Besides, I get along with just about everyone.”

― Dante Hall

“I remember my father taking us to meeting with lawyers, interviews with immigration officers, doing everything he could to get us that treasured Green Card – and the happiness, the sense of relief, when he finally did – we knew that we were welcome now, and we would be welcome tomorrow.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“I’m a huge fan of ‘The Odd Couple,’ yes, and any comparisons to Tony Randall and or Jack Lemmon are completely welcome. I kind of try to channel those guys, and then add my own neuroses, too.”

― David Alan Basche

“I’m standing up thinking. Anybody who wants to listen is welcome. If not, I’m happy to see them go.”

― David Antin

“My background is in hardware design. I found hardware work to be a welcome change from thousands of hours of programming and that led to the designs you mentioned.”

― David Crane

“I’ve made so many mistakes. But it is my feeling that you learn from failures, so I welcome them as often as I can.”

― David Duchovny

“As a player you are always made to feel welcome, but at the same time, there is too much pressure.”

― David Gower

“We want the people of Japan to know that the people of Hawaii welcome them to the Hawaiian Islands.”

― David Ige

“I would like ‘Frost’ to go on forever, but you don’t want people in the press hammering you, saying you’ve outstayed your welcome or that it’s not believable anymore.”

― David Jason

“I’m not from a milieu where high-register language or philosophical ideas were welcome.”

― David Mitchell

“Everyone I vote for never wins. Welcome to America.”

― David Rakoff

“Going to the Olympics as a Maasai I want to make them proud because, after the warm welcome they gave me when I went back and being their leader, I want to also be the warrior in the Olympics. That will be something good because that will be the first Olympic gold medal for the Maasai.”

― David Rudisha

“I am proud of the fact that the U.K. is an open trading country. I welcome inward investment such as that of Nissan, and the takeover of struggling British companies by foreign companies who turn them around, as in the case of Jaguar Land Rover. I also accept that job losses sometimes have to occur to restore failing companies to health.”

― David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville

“I’m not surprised about the lack of women on boardrooms. They were only emancipated 200 years ago, and historically, men have dominated. I welcome women as long as they qualify for the job.”

― David Tang

“We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can’t decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.”

― Dawn French

“Everything about the studio was enormous. You walked through the gates of iron, and it was palatial looking. The first day, I was introduced to Clark Gable. He said, ‘Hello, kid. Welcome to MGM. I’m just leaving.’”

― Debbie Reynolds

“Bringing my two children up while writing was just a part of life. I’d much rather have had their interruptions than been stuck in a sterile office. This way, I had welcome distractions. I had to load the washing machine, I had to go out and buy lemons.”

― Deborah Moggach

“In the normal world, the residents of Scream Street would not be welcome – they would be seen as freaks and ghouls, so it wouldn’t be OK for them to be there. Scream Street is a haven for them; it’s their own little place where they can be safe.”

― Debra Stephenson

“People saying, ‘Life didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to.’ Welcome to the club. I wanted to be the starting center-fielder for the Boston Red Sox, for chrissakes!”

― Denis Leary

“You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.”

― Denis Waitley

“Why are people afraid of ghosts? ‘Ooh, no, I wouldn’t want to see one! I’d be too scared’ – accompanied by a tremolo of fear in the voice – is the common reaction. This puzzles me. I’d think anyone would welcome he opportunity. I’ve never heard of a ghost hurting anybody.”

― Dick Cavett

“Before ‘Grease,’ John Travolta was a big star from ‘Welcome Back Kotter’… but that’s not where I met him. I met him at unemployment when we first moved to California.”

― Didi Conn

“Comedy is far more difficult, as it involves improvisation and impromptu acting, and as an actor, that came as a welcome break for me.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“Dollywood is a family park, and all families are welcome. We do have a policy about profanity or controversial messages on clothing or signs. It is to protect the individual wearing or carrying them, as well as to keep down fights or problems by those opposed to it at the park.”

― Dolly Parton

“Of course, the E.U. were never going to welcome Brexit. Some sour grapes were inevitable. That’s why we worked hard to leave on positive terms, extending the arm of friendship.”

― Dominic Raab

“But I believe in fair trade, and I will tell you, I have many, many friends heading up corporations, and people that do just business in China, they say it’s virtually impossible. It’s very, very hard to come into China. And yet, we welcome them with open arms.”

― Donald Trump

“My job, my whole life, I’ve always had that kind of doubter, people have always doubted me. And I don’t know how I would succeed without it. So I welcome it, and it gives me a challenge, and I will see if I can live up to my challenge.”

― Dwyane Wade

“The numbers that we can welcome to our own countries are relatively small in comparison to the millions that have been displaced, but it’s vital because it sets an example.”

― Ed Miliband

“I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line!”

― Elaine Paige

“If you want to be Jewish, welcome, but convert via the Halacha.”

― Eli Yishai

“To go from Girl, Interrupted, where I had to cry every day, to a TV show like West Wing where I get to laugh and joke around every day, has been a welcome relief.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.”

― Elizabeth I

“Of course I welcome all the normalization of monetary policy. I think monetary policy should be normal.”

― Elvira Nabiullina

“We should welcome applause whenever it comes.”

― Emanuel Ax

“I still ask myself the same questions every woman asks. Was it my fault? Did I say or do something to make him feel like such an advance was welcome? And like most women, I never told anyone. Instead, I just quit.”

― Emily Chang

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

― Emily Dickinson

“When goods are digital, they can be replicated with perfect quality at nearly zero cost, and they can be delivered almost instantaneously. Welcome to the economics of abundance.”

― Erik Brynjolfsson

“Any elected official who asks to visit my schools is welcome to do so; there is no political litmus test.”

― Eva Moskowitz

“They warned me, ‘you’re going to be doing the screen test with Daniel Radcliffe a week after the audition.’ And then in the hair and make up department, he walked up behind and scared me. But you get used to him quickly because he tries to make you feel very welcome and at home.”

― Evanna Lynch

“If you want to come to this country, the American people are the greatest people on earth and will welcome you with open arms.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“From being in a film and shooting to just being in a studio with my guitar and musicians was a welcome change.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“Optimists don’t mind if you eavesdrop on them. They welcome it, in fact, because it helps them spread their fiendish gospel.”

― Florence King

“Declaring the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument will make this natural wonder more accessible. It will welcome people from all walks of life and maintain the mountains’ wild character at the same time.”

― Frances Beinecke

“Americans welcome carbon limits because they want to protect their families from harm.”

― Frances Beinecke

“There is this sense of David Cameron leading a Government that’s badly out of touch with ordinary people’s lives. I’d absolutely welcome the opportunity to show all political leaders what life is like for most people.”

― Frances O’Grady

“Our extended family is an integral part of our daily lives and Connie and I welcome you with open arms.”

― Frank Jordan

“I just believe as a Christian, we are to show love; we are to show compassion to people, not to point the finger, not to do this, but to do this – to love them, to welcome them, to embrace them.”

― Franklin Graham

“The moral effect of the thundering of one’s own artillery is most extraordinary, and many of us thought that we had never heard any more welcome sound than the deep roaring and crashing that started in at our rear.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear.”

― G. Gordon Liddy

“Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”

― Garrison Keillor

“In our house, everyone’s opinion is welcome. I grew up in a house where everything wasn’t when it came to politics or religion.”

― Garth Brooks

“All of my judges will want to welcome every child into the world, give them a place at the table.”

― Gary Bauer

“I think it’s our job to create a culture and an environment where a gay player knows he is safe and welcome. If and when that happens, believe me – that person will have the full support of the commissioner’s office.”

― Gary Bettman

“We welcome Chinese investment in the United States with open arms.”

― Gary Locke

“If I go to hotels, they always say, ‘Welcome back’, even when I’ve never been there before.”

― Geena Davis

“My tradition, as an adult, is to have an open-door policy on Thanksgiving. I always host, and I welcome absolutely anyone into my home. I think it’s really special. If people are going through hard times or not getting along well with their family, they flock to my house. And I’ll have my tree up!”

― Gena Lee Nolin

“Once you’ve got through immigration, one is always made to feel very welcome in America, once they’ve let you in. It’s a great place to be.”

― Geoff Dyer

“Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.”

― George Chapman

“We all think we’ve got one more boxing match in us, and that, probably, will be the downfall of Floyd Mayweather, George Foreman, Manny Pacquiao. We’ll overstay our welcome.”

― George Foreman

“I’ve been asked whether knowing Spanish and being Hispanic myself is a positive in getting Hispanic voters, and I don’t believe it is. I think Hispanics look for a friend; they look for someone who understands, whose willing to relate, to hear their issues and welcome them to the party and to their campaigns.”

― George P. Bush

“I would say we are a friend in need and I am sure that the Greek people would very much welcome the choice of the British people to come and enjoy Greece, first of all, but also that would be a sign of support.”

― George Papandreou

“We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.”

― George Santayana

“All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.”

― George Santayana

“Every show that sells out is like a hero’s welcome for me.”

― Gil Scott-Heron

“If you want to help the poor and our next generation, make investment, reinvestment and businesses welcome.”

― Gina Rinehart

“Humans: become atheists each and all! God will nevertheless welcome you with all his heart!”

― Giovanni Papini

“I do not fear truth. I welcome it. But I wish all of my facts to be in their proper context.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“I welcome the role that people of faith play in building Britain’s future – and the Catholic communion in particular is to be congratulated for so often being the conscience of our country, for helping ‘the least of these’ even when bearing witness to the truth is hard or unpopular.”

― Gordon Brown

“There is a certain ancient civility about tailors that is welcome – especially in modern London, which is now very much an international city, not an English city. They’re still a little vessel of Englishness in what is otherwise a pretty rambunctious place.”

― Graydon Carter

“I welcome viagogo’s fresh approach to the entertainment industry and I look forward to helping them build more innovative partnerships in the future.”

― Guy Oseary

“I think any of us who have been involved in the mission of Iraq have developed a great deal of affection for the Iraqi people and are emotionally invested in what we think is a vital mission… So I think any of my contemporaries would welcome the opportunity to go back and make a contribution to this extraordinarily important mission.”

― H. R. McMaster

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.”

― Hal Borland

“Fashion gave me the platform that has made this transition from fashion to Hollywood, from East Coast to West Coast. Fashion gave me the platform that has made this easier than it is for a lot of other people. And I will always count fashion as the industry that was first to welcome me and embrace what I could do.”

― Hari Nef

“When I was a child, the temptation to sin was always a romantic option. This romantic option led me to the cinema, a place where sin was welcome.”

― Harmony Korine

“I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.”

― Harriet Tubman

“Welcome to the Salvation Army. I’ve never been associated with an offense so nice about giving the ball away.”

― Hayden Fry

“I’m not sure you can lindy hop to ‘We’re All In This Together,’ but I’m sure the nuns would welcome Zac Efron round for tea!”

― Helen George

“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”

― Helen Keller

“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Sovereign wealth fund money should be welcomed. The only way not to welcome that money is when it’s politically driven.”

― Henry Paulson

“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.”

― Henry Rollins

“I think it’s my personality to overcome things, learn from them and become stronger, both personally and professionally. To be honest, I welcome those hardships.”

― Hope Solo

“I need a life outside of soccer. So I very much welcome, you know, new love interests and dating and friends and family.”

― Hope Solo

“You can have your country and be pleased to welcome others to it. You can have your country and still enjoy living elsewhere.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Here in Minnesota, we don’t only welcome immigrants; we send them to Washington.”

― Ilhan Omar

“In just my own neighborhood, you can’t go one block without seeing a sign that says, you know, ‘Everyone’s welcome here,’ ‘Refugees are welcome here.’ I love my Muslim neighbors, and so there is truly this spirit of generosity and compassion and openness that still exists.”

― Ilhan Omar

“Novelty is always welcome but talking pictures are just a fad.”

― Irving Thalberg

“We are making music for the human race, and even beings from other galaxies are welcome to vibe with us.”

― J Balvin

“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”

― J. K. Rowling

“I welcome the Democrats’ ideas on Social Security. I think it is very important to make a bipartisan reform.”

― Jack Kingston

“I love Hyderabad. People here always given me a warm welcome.”

― Jackie Shroff

“Moving to India was challenging being a foreigner. I don’t have any family here. I didn’t have anyone to guide me. But I never felt for a second that I am not welcome here.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“If the Trump White House and their allies in the media want to have this conversation about decency, I welcome them to the table to talk about it. But there’s a bunch of stuff that they need to get caught up on before we get to a comedian at the White House dinner.”

― Jake Tapper

“The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.”

― Jalal Talabani

“I want you to hear a new version of Dueling Banjos. Anyone else is welcome.”

― James Dickey

“Before my grandpa built his own church, we went to the neighboring town, and it was a white community. You know, up north, mostly middle European people and Indians, Chippewa Indians. We were welcome to that church, but once we got in, they didn’t know what to do with us.”

― James Earl Jones

“I hate the idea of people nicking my stuff, but in all honesty, I’m pretty well off. If a genuinely desperate man on his last gasp nicks my coat from the pub on a freezing night, well, he’s welcome to it. It’ll change his life. Mine’s only inconvenienced by having to buy another one.”

― James May

“The funny thing is, I’ve never really hurt myself in an action movie. I’ve done ‘Wanted,’ ‘X-Men,’ ‘Welcome To The Punch,’ even ‘Trance’ to a certain extent has little bits of action and stuff, but I’ve never really hurt myself at all – not even like a sprained ankle.”

― James McAvoy

“My appearance was always good and my ability to play on the piano, especially ragtime, which was then at the height of its vogue, made me a welcome guest.”

― James Weldon Johnson

“New York really does know how to welcome you through its gates – if they decide that’s what they want to do.”

― Jamie Parker

“Members of the LGBT community should feel welcome and know their rights are protected regardless of what state they reside in.”

― Jared Polis

“Not a lot of people get a second chance. And I think for a while there, my name kind of got in my way a bit, based on all of the television I was fortunate enough to do. But after a while, you sort of wear out your welcome in that genre, in that medium.”

― Jason Bateman

“We are thrilled to welcome ‘Variety’ and its exceptional team into the PMC organization. As a company, we plan to rapidly build upon ‘Variety”s foundation while extending this invaluable brand’s presence across Web, broadcast, mobile, and international markets.”

― Jay Penske

“When you have a reputation for making not only good songs but great albums, that in itself creates added artistic pressure. But, at the end of the day, I guess that pressure is something I welcome.”

― Jay-Z

“We are stronger because we recognize that government isn’t the sole answer to the most important questions, and we welcome community and faith based organizations as partners to serve the needs of Florida families.”

― Jeb Bush

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome the 500 millionth Poptropican into our virtual world. When we started in 2007, we never could have imagined that we’d see a day when half a billion avatars inhabited Poptropica.”

― Jeff Kinney

“I just hope that some of the movies I’m in are still welcome years from now.”

― Jeffrey Jones

“Basically, I chose not to identify with being broke any longer. I realized I deserved a beautiful life, and abundance was something that I needed to welcome into my life.”

― Jen Sincero

“Newsflash for any of the current, past or future Survivors out there… when you contemplate strategizing about the other team, the best idea is to shut up and keep it to yourself. You’re welcome; this bill is in the mail.”

― Jenna Morasca

“’Welcome to Atlanta’ was a song I wanted to do on my first album. The idea was for me and Outkast to do it, but I could never come up with a beat for us to do it. Outkast beats and my beats were very different.”

― Jermaine Dupri

“It’s not that complicated. If you hear something and it makes you want to hear it again, that’s the ticket. You have to be lucky enough to find geniuses, welcome them and get out of their way.”

― Jerry Moss

“We have to be a state where business is welcome and jobs are created. We have to demand value for what is spent and we need to continue to resist a lottery.”

― Jesse Helms

“I don’t remember, at 19, someone giving me a golden key and saying, ‘Welcome to Hollywood; which job would you like?’”

― Jessica Capshaw

“I feel a lot of support from the people of Penrith and the Blue Mountains and will always remember the amazing welcome home I received after the London Olympics. But more importantly, it’s during hard times that Westies come together.”

― Jessica Fox

“I really like Manchester City. They have put everything into trying to sign me so that I can be there and that is welcome.”

― Jesus Navas

“I welcome every chance I get to interact with fans. I’ve made some very close friendships amongst fans, and I look forward to seeing them.”

― Jim Beaver

“Hey bands, you’re all welcome to fly me to some exotic location and I’ll record you there, Y’know that right? You don’t have to come to this God forsaken place. Hope I can visit you all in Australia one of these days that would be hot! We’ll talk again soon.”

― Jim Diamond

“Kevin Durant would be welcome back in Oklahoma any time he’s willing to come, and I want to be the first one he calls. He took care of the victims of our tornadoes. He took care of families. Took care of little kids. So, he has a heart, and he’s not a bad ballplayer.”

― Jim Inhofe

“But beyond the hysteria of phantom death panels, where is the abomination? Show me the provisions that will hurt consumers, because if you think a $110 billion a year tax break for working-class Americans to buy private health insurance is a government takeover, I welcome the debate.”

― Jim McDermott

“Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness.”

― Jimmie Davis

“My being some kind of celebrity – not a real celebrity, isn’t a welcome part of the job.”

― Jimmy Wales

“Texans know how to make people feel welcome.”

― Joanna Gaines

“I’ve experienced huge kindness here, a great welcome and some very generous reviews without the snide social edge I often suffer from at home. I’m not patronized here either, which I much appreciate!”

― Joanna Trollope

“Some areas of technology really don’t interest me at all, but I welcome anything that makes life easier instead of harder.”

― Joanne Harris

“My endorsement of Senator Obama will not be welcome news to my friends and family at the Clinton campaign.”

― Joe Andrew

“We have to prove that digital manufacturing is inclusive. Then, the true narrative will emerge: Welcome, robots. You’ll help us. But humans are still our future.”

― Joe Kaeser

“I fully expect to be able to complete one more campaign goal – and that is to proudly report that signs have been erected as you enter our great state that say ‘Welcome to Wild, Wonderful West Virginia: Open for Business!’”

― Joe Manchin

“Whether a person is straight or gay, Republican, Democrat, good person, not a good person, they’re all welcome, because to me, church is a place you’re supposed to get healed and whole and loved.”

― Joel Osteen

“Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Oh my God, Guns N’ Roses – it’s like, jeez, that’s what made me move out to Los Angeles. ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ you know – it’s been a huge inspiration for me.”

― John 5

“Mother’s Day is a welcome event in partisan times. Nearly everyone agrees that we should show mothers gratitude.”

― John Dickerson

“In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it.”

― John F. Kennedy

“President Obama has made it his mission that we welcome our troops home with care and concern and the respect they deserve. That is how an exceptional nation says thank you to its most exceptional men and women.”

― John F. Kerry

“Great men show politeness in a particular way; a smile suffices to assure you that you are welcome, and keep about their avocations as if you were a member of the family.”

― John James Audubon

“Hospitality is central to the restaurant business, yet it’s a hard idea to define precisely. Mostly, it involves being nice to people and making them feel welcome. You notice it when it’s there, and you particularly notice it when it isn’t. A single significant lapse in this area can be your dominant impression of an entire meal.”

― John Lanchester

“It’s nice to have a lot of people in the field. Independent, third party, Libertarian, Reform and other party candidates can do what they want to do. I welcome them to the race.”

― John Murray

“Britain punches way above its weight in science, and I think we need to continue to do that, and anything that makes it easier to bring scientists in will be very welcome.”

― John O’Keefe

“In my books I might hold the mirror to my own face. If others would like to borrow the mirror, they’re welcome. The books aren’t there to accuse others – merely to raise issues and keep the debates alive.”

― John Scott

“Three big assumptions proved wrong: one, that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators; two, that oil would soon pay for Iraqi’s rebuilding; and, three, that we have plenty of troops, weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation.”

― John Spratt

“If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more.”

― John Templeton

“Moderation of oil prices would be very, very welcome. But overall I think we are in a position of stable growth, sustainable growth, and basically with inflation in check.”

― John W. Snow

“My vision for the future of social transportation is one that places more value on information and community over a physical product. Move over, multi-billion-dollar high-speed rail infrastructure and welcome, social information-based solutions.”

― John Zimmer

“We have a song, ‘Welcome to the Family’ – we realized for the first time in our lives that people go through this every day around the world. There is someone very close to them that they’re losing, every day. That song is, ‘We know how you’re feeling.’”

― Johnny Christ

“As a youngster, I used to try to pick up any bits of wisdom about the guitar I could. It’s not like now where you have books and books about every aspect of anything. Any little pearl of wisdom was welcome back then.”

― Johnny Marr

“’Welcome to the Dollhouse’ is great. Even though it’s about a girl in middle school, to me, that feels like the most honest reflection of what being a kid around that age feels like.”

― Jon Watts

“I loved ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse.’ That was one of the most influential movies ever. You know that genre with the nerdy girl, and she redeems herself in the end. Like ‘Napoleon Dynamite.’ And in ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse,’ she doesn’t. She sucks. It’s like, that’s what’s real. That’s what’s heartbreaking.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“Like many parents after a long family holiday, I usually welcome the moment when my kids head back to school.”

― Jose Andres

“We must honor our country’s tradition of openness and continue to welcome new immigrants.”

― Jose Serrano

“I would welcome sitting for a year. Being able to experience what the NFL is like, settling into a new city. You get a house situated, there’s marketing, there’s stuff going on you’re not used to. Being able to have a year to learn the offense, learn the speed of the game, and coming out in Year 2, you could focus all on football.”

― Josh Allen

“Any time you get to dig deeper into your character, you welcome it, especially on a TV show.”

― Josh Charles

“For those of us on the front lines fighting Washington’s power grabs, Judge Gorsuch’s commitment to interpreting the Constitution and the laws as they are actually written is welcome news.”

― Josh Hawley

“Time off from the news is always something I welcome.”

― Josh Radnor

“Anything that we can do to improve the lives of elderly people is welcome so far as I am concerned.”

― Judi Dench

“I’m realistic. I’m not becoming Farrah Fawcett here. If you stay beyond your welcome, it’s for ego or money or because you can’t exist without the limelight. I’m fine without it.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“Whether or not you welcome it, moving house requires you to make choices about the past as you move into the future. What of all of your bits of stuff is truly valued? What should be left behind?”

― Julia Gillard

“For most directors, the scriptwriter is about as welcome on set as a member of the Taliban.”

― Julian Fellowes

“I just love New York, I love the people. The energy of the place. I really feel energized working here. I’ve always been made to feel very welcome, and it’s a tremendous city.”

― Julian Ovenden

“Companies from which I have purchased items are more than welcome to call me with a sale or discount. If I request information on your Web site, please call me. If I don’t want your wares, calling me 15 times in a week will not change that.”

― Julie Ann Dawson

“We should continue all the time to look out for those who have less, to stand for those who can’t, to reach out across differences, to use our land intelligently, to open our borders and welcome those who seek harbour, and never, ever cease to be curious, ask questions, and to explore and search.”

― Julie Payette

“I welcome comments. I think criticism can be very constructive and can help further. I mean, there’s no perfect perfection anywhere. There’s no perfect picture.”

― Julie Payette

“I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we’ve seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka… and welcome to my chocolate factory.”

― Kanye West

“I would welcome satirical references to political leaders as part of freedom of expression.”

― Kapil Sibal

“My life is an open book. You’re welcome to speculate.”

― Karan Patel

“If you’re a large organization, you may welcome a bit of regulation to keep the small guys out.”

― Karl Iagnemma

“The message is clear: libraries matter. Their solid presence at the heart of our towns sends the proud signal that everyone – whoever they are, whatever their educational background, whatever their age or their needs – is welcome.”

― Kate Mosse

“I very happily stand for the right of every man and woman in Pennsylvania to have their voice heard in elections. And when they do have their voice heard, it’s nothing short of a privilege to welcome and respect that voice because this is a democracy, and that’s what we do.”

― Katie McGinty

“I am running for Governor of the great state of Ohio and welcome your support.”

― Kenneth Blackwell

“I think it’s important to show in the 21st century that if you’re gay, lesbian, trans, whatever, that you should feel just as welcome to be a wrestling fan as anyone else. You’re welcome in the space.”

― Kenny Omega

“I like being able to go to a local pub and have great food and particularly love pubs that welcome my dogs.”

― Kevin Spacey

“I welcome the powers of the unknown.”

― King Diamond

“Welcome to the world we live in as coaches. You’ve got to figure out what you can do best and better to get these kids a chance to be successful. I think that comes through a lot of things – confidence, improvement, recruiting.”

― Kirby Smart

“You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content.”

― Knut Hamsun

“When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.”

― Kristin Armstrong

“So much of existence is so boring. To have little moments of stupidity is always welcome.”

― Kurt Braunohler

“That’s part of the deal. You’re going to be criticized. I always welcomed that. Not everyone believes what I believe. And I welcome the criticism, not because I like it, but because it means they’re watching you. It presents an opportunity to share your message and share your faith.”

― Kurt Warner

“Anything that is profoundly energy-shifting – like having a child – is fodder for creative thought. So for me, I welcome it and look straight into it as something to learn from.”

― Lake Bell

“As they marched, the crowds lining the route broke into applause, a sweet and deeply felt spontaneous pattering that was a sort of communal embrace. Welcome home.”

― Lance Morrow

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”

― Langston Hughes

“Anyone is welcome to hang out with me and have fun or sit down with me and talk. I don’t discriminate against anyone. And I don’t condone hating someone or treating them badly because they live differently than I do.”

― La’Porsha Renae

“The only reason I’m ever in character as ‘Larry The Cable Guy’ is because that’s what I’m hired to do. In my movies, obviously they hired ‘Larry The Cable Guy’ to be ‘Larry The Cable Guy.’ When I do my shows, I’m ‘Larry The Cable Guy.’ When I do Jay Leno, it’s: ‘Please welcome ‘Larry The Cable Guy.’”

― Larry the Cable Guy

“I’ve spoken in front of members of the U.S. Congress about a new dream of living in communities where everybody is welcome and everyone can live and go to school and work without facing the fear of bullies.”

― Lauren Potter

“I have a man cave somewhere in California – a totally undisclosed location where manly things occur. There are motorcycles, there are secret doors and passageways. Women are welcome, but they must knock.”

― Laurence Fishburne

“One of the reasons America is welcome in Asia is because with America… there is a certain idealism and a certain bigness of soul. You want the region to prosper; you want countries to do well, and you are prepared to help them.”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“Criticism, any amount, we welcome it. Come, let’s have a discussion – in Parliament, all the better.”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“I’m afraid I am a bit of a technophobe – a nineteenth-century man caught in the twenty-first century. But there is one piece of technology that I would especially welcome: a device to automatically balance restaurant tables on all four legs so that they don’t rock back and forth.”

― Leonard Susskind

“China continues to welcome foreign investment, and the door will open even further.”

― Li Keqiang

“My guess is the great majority of teachers would welcome a system where innovation is embraced, where their hard work and their students’ achievement are applauded and rewarded.”

― Lionel Sosa

“The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.”

― Lord Byron

“For all its ups and downs and challenges, I love writing. We only grow through adversity, so I welcome the difficulties, knowing bumps in the road are my greatest teachers.”

― Lori Wilde

“When I write a novel, every word is mine. I welcome suggestions from my editor, but in the end, I make all the final decisions.”

― Louis Sachar

“Implicit in true freedom of spirit lies a proud and virile will. Such glorious power of free will to choose, envisages beneficent social responsibility as manifest and welcome.”

― Louis Sullivan

“People in the U.S. welcome us. We’re solving their employment problems.”

― Lu Guanqiu

“I always look for bigger and better things, and if the UFC wants to bring in some top contenders, I’m more than welcome to welcome them in our hexagon.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I rely on guns for protection in life. God does not say, ‘This is la-la land.’ God doesn’t say, ‘Welcome to Earth. Everything’s perfect. There’s no crime. There’s no murder. There’s no death.’ The world is imperfect, and you have to be on guard.”

― Luke Scott

“The reception and the welcome home was quite overwhelming but an indication of how much the Welsh people valued my winning in the Olympics – it was a great memory.”

― Lynn Davies

“Aaron and I will be joined at the hip until the day we die. We have loved and hated each other since the day he was born. He’s very much a part of my heart. He’s going to broadcasting college now, and he’ll do fine. But he came into a world that did not welcome him.”

― Lynn Johnston

“I’m not expecting the American literary community to welcome me with open arms. To them I’m just some schmuck kid who wrote some book.”

― Macaulay Culkin

“The Chinese are welcome to invest in industries in Malaysia. But just as we would not welcome mass immigration of Indians or Pakistanis or Europeans or Africans into Malaysia, we have to adopt the same stance on Chinese immigration into Malaysia.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“Suppose a part of Britain or a part of America was taken away and given to the Jews as Israel. Do you think the Americans are going to sit quietly and say ‘Welcome,’ and all that? They won’t.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“Not many dictators announce their resignation, but I did because I didn’t want to stay on and overstay my welcome.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“I noticed that ‘Lost’ had sort of worn out our welcome; because of ‘Lost,’ audiences were no longer being patient with slow reveals: they wanted answers quickly, and they wanted story to develop much faster.”

― Marc Guggenheim

“Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.”

― Marcus Aurelius

“Google and Facebook, each in their own way, have revolutionized the delivery of advertising based on search and social networking, creating a sort of anti-Spam: targeted, relevant ads that a consumer might actually welcome rather than spurn.”

― Marcus Buckingham

“We welcome the opposition of the world, because we are determined to see the battle through. Africa’s battle-cry is not yet heard.”

― Marcus Garvey

“Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“All of the designs on Minted are crowd-sourced from a global community of independent designers. We hold monthly design and art challenges that anyone in the world is welcome to enter.”

― Mariam Naficy

“To the extent that I can serve as a role model or mentor for other women in what might be traditionally viewed as a male-dominated field, I welcome that.”

― Marianne Lake

“We are not going to welcome any more people. Stop – we are full up!”

― Marine Le Pen

“When people live on our territory and are not criminals, they do not dispute our laws or our ways of living, our customs, our values. I see no reason why we should not continue to welcome them in the French style.”

― Marine Le Pen

“Leaders don’t change their positions mid-debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue.”

― Mark Cuban

“You may have heard the saying, ‘When you’re in love, smoke gets in your eyes.’ Well when you’re talking, smoke gets in your eyes and ears. Once you’re on a roll, it’s very easy to not notice that you’ve worn out your welcome.”

― Mark Goulston

“I violated, apparently, an unspoken rule that we are supposed to take care of our own. Frankly, if that invites discomfort, I welcome it. I don’t think there’s enough discomfort in journalism, especially in Washington.”

― Mark Leibovich

“We should not forget the principles of Christian mercy and justice: to welcome back those who are repentant and need our assistance, while encouraging the faithful to endure to the end.”

― Mark Skousen

“A tuna steak and a salad? Seventy bucks. Welcome to Los Angeles.”

― Mark Zupan

“I always kind of think if The Beatles were still around now, people would’ve lost interest quite a long time ago. Seven years of recording – it’s there forever. I think not outstaying your welcome is a vital ingredient.”

― Martin Freeman

“I was really young when I signed with Spinnin’ Records, and the huge success of ‘Animals’ hit me by surprise. I didn’t expect my life to turn like that at all. But it was a very welcome surprise, to say the least!”

― Martin Garrix

“Most of the performances I see on TV and in movies are so self-conscious and overacted. I would think a natural actress would be welcome.”

― Mary Badham

“I was an ambidextrous child, and the symmetry of roller skating was a welcome respite from my awkwardness with physical activities that involved a ball or a racket.”

― Mary Pilon

“A highway sign used to welcome people to New Haven, birthplace of President George W. Bush. But it was vandalized so much, it was finally taken down for good.”

― Matt Apuzzo

“Everybody is welcome to come to dinner, but there’s going to be the adult table and the kids’ table. Whiny people who want to throw food and make noise and interrupt and be rude and act like children, they can sit at the kids’ table.”

― Matt Bevin

“I welcome newcomers to cons, or ‘con-virgins’ as I like to call them, by saying ‘Welcome to the ‘Supernatural’ Circus,’ and I mean it. We take pride as a cast to deliver a show that not only entertains the fans but ourselves, Creation Entertainment, and everyone involved on both sides.”

― Matt Cohen

“The catechism says rich nations should welcome strangers within the limits of the possible. In Italy, we have reached the limits of the possible.”

― Matteo Salvini

“If Macron thinks there is no immigration crisis in Italy, he should open his doors to the 9,000 migrants France agreed to welcome from Italy in accordance with signed European agreements.”

― Matteo Salvini

“A smile is the universal welcome.”

― Max Eastman

“Awards are lovely and always welcome.”

― Max von Sydow

“I do like to have guns around. I don’t like to carry them. But I like – if somebody is going to come into my house and I have not put out the welcome mat, I want to stop them.”

― Maya Angelou

“We can do much to help our communities loosen their boundaries and begin to welcome a multitude of ways of being to make sure that individuals of mixed race, religion, or ethnicities don’t feel the need to choose one or the other but see their layers as a gift, something that adds beauty.”

― Maya Soetoro-Ng

“Have you ever been called an Islamist? How about a jihadist or a terrorist? Extremist, maybe? Welcome to my world. It’s pretty depressing.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“I want to say a very sincere thank you for this welcome home – it is a wonderful welcome home. It is the place to where I return and where I will always return because it is of Galway that I am.”

― Michael D. Higgins

“Traditional Anglicans – whether in Nigeria or Nottingham – have been wary, at best, of the acceptance and welcome given to gay men and women and their sexual choices by secular society.”

― Michael Gove

“I welcome all interviews with ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine, and I’m sure people will talk to me in the future.”

― Michael Hastings

“I know of no government official who would welcome an army of inspectors general combing through four years of emails on their unclassified accounts. That’s why they use government accounts, where the government remains responsible for security, and they don’t mingle personal correspondence with official.”

― Michael Hayden

“When you’re a screenwriter working on a film, you’re not really even welcome on set, even if you know… When I wrote ‘Elizabeth’ and Shekhar Kapur was a friend of mine, but I wasn’t really welcome on set, because the director is God and it’s a very difficult position for a screenwriter who’s put so much passion into that, into the writing.”

― Michael Hirst

“While we welcome people of all faiths in America we cannot be so naive as to expect all countries to do the same. But we cannot allow their cultural mores to snuff out our religious freedoms or the freedom of women to have equal rights.”

― Michael Huffington

“Sweetheart,’ ‘darling,’ ‘luv.’ I like these words; they fit me like a comfortable old pullover. I remember them from childhood; that’s what innocent little boys were called by cheerful aunties back then, to make them feel welcome and secure in the world.”

― Michael Leunig

“During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities.”

― Michael N. Castle

“I never felt welcome in the heteronormative groups.”

― Michelle Visage

“I always welcome being part of something positive in WWE.”

― Mick Foley

“There is that potential of the expats coming back to the Philippines. But sadly they are no opportunities, no incentive for them to come back home. Successive governments have, in fact, been training them to export them rather than working on the economy to welcome them home.”

― Miguel Syjuco

“Five years is a good run for a sitcom; seven is good, but usually, it’s a couple years of staying past your welcome.”

― Mike Scully

“I feel like life is really short, and it’s important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it’s a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can’t escape challenges; they are part of life.”

― Miranda Kerr

“Since we all know that death is inevitable, I don’t really see the difference between dying now and dying a decade later. So if I’m threatened with assassination, I welcome it!”

― Miriam Defensor-Santiago

“Staple a green card to their diploma – welcome to the United States of America! We want those people in our country.”

― Mitt Romney

“As a whole, investors should welcome attempts to safeguard the integrity of markets. You need very clear rules applied to markets.”

― Mohamed El-Erian

“We will welcome them with bullets and shoes.”

― Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

“Any mechanism that will ensure benefits to consumer, any mechanism that will ensure that we do not waste food grains, any mechanism that helps the poorest of the poor is a welcome step.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“The role has to excite me as an actor. It is like a train journey: you know where you have to reach, and all things that happen in between are like stations that come and go. Of course, there are films like ‘Welcome,’ which I did only for money.”

― Nana Patekar

“I like the company of men. I’ve never been welcome in those groups, but then I would no more go to a consciousness-raising group and talk about my intimate life with my husband than fly to the moon. I never understood all that.”

― Nancy Friday

“I started out, as most astronomers do, with a university job. But in my generation, women weren’t very welcome at universities, and so I found a job in the government. And the government was appreciably more welcoming.”

― Nancy Roman

“The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“In a democracy, allegations will never improve situations. So, I’m against allegations, but I always welcome criticism.”

― Narendra Modi

“I wanted to deliver babies and become a midwife. I think childbirth is one of the most amazing things you could ever experience, and I loved working with people and seeing the joys in family when they welcome a new member to it. It really brought me joy to be around that.”

― Natalie Martinez

“One of the things I pride myself on is that my fan base is progressive, but I don’t shy away from people who think differently from me. I welcome productive conversations, but it’s important for me to not hide where I stand.”

― Natasha Rothwell

“All genres of music have to evolve, grow, and expand in order to maintain. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the growth of R&B. I welcome it.”

― Ne-Yo

“The world now knows that Steve Perry is welcome to come and sing with us anytime he wants.”

― Neal Schon

“I loathe categorization. I cherish my independence, and I treasure chivalry. I live just fine with ambiguity, and I welcome a good quarrel about all things designed or grown – except for when men misnomer ‘confident’ with ‘poised’ and ‘passionate’ with ‘feisty.’ I work hard.”

― Neri Oxman

“If Americans knew how to deal with other people, they could bring peace to the world. Alas, they have not learned enough yet. The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes.”

― Nguyen Cao Ky

“I have nothing but positive things to say for anyone who wants to come to the WWE because it is not an easy place to get into and not an easy place to get through, so if you feel like you can make it here and get through, I say welcome.”

― Nia Jax

“If anyone comes along, I’m more than happy to welcome them, but I’m not interested in world domination.”

― Nick Lowe

“It’s in my blood to welcome all possible challenges. So something that makes me step out of my comfort zone is what I love doing.”

― Nikita Dutta

“South Carolinians are strong, independently-minded people. At the end of the day, they make their own decisions. And I respect them for that. And I welcome that.”

― Nikki Haley

“In 2009, South Carolina was blessed to welcome a great American company that chose to stay in our country to continue to do business. That company was Boeing.”

― Nikki Haley

“The train we had so confidently boarded had been speeding at almost 100 miles an hour and it had derailed. Someone, I can’t remember who, showed me a newspaper photograph of the carriage we had been sitting in tilted on its side on a station platform next to a large notice that said Welcome to Potters Bar.”

― Nina Bawden

“There’s as much great authorship in the filmmaker community as in the literary community, and I’d love to welcome more filmmakers into the fold.”

― Nina Jacobson

“The call for debt cancellation is welcome, but debt does not just go away.”

― Noam Chomsky

“It’s not hard to figure out when you’re not welcome.”

― Noelle Stevenson

“I welcome people into my life. If they are genuine, they will stay, and if not, they might just leave. Hypothetically speaking, that’s their loss. I keep it moving.”

― Nora Fatehi

“America has a strategic interest in continuing to welcome international students at our colleges, universities, and high schools. Attracting the world’s top scientific scholars helps to keep our economy competitive.”

― Norm Coleman

“I wanted to show the community you can build something here without having to raid taxpayers’ dollars. What better way to show the community what we’re all about, as a welcome to come to the Institute of Contemporary Art and be a part of what we’re doing here?”

― Norman Braman

“There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor to develop the resources of our country.”

― Olusegun Obasanjo

“I do not welcome advice from actors; they are here to act.”

― Otto Preminger

“We feel very honored to have been offered the responsibility to host this great event, Berlin is a wonderful city that is developing at a tremendous rate, and this decision means that we can now prepare to welcome the world’s best athletes to a fascinating place.”

― Otto Schily

“Criticism of a policy is welcome. But in the garb of criticizing a policy, if you allege that the policy was made for corrupt purposes, I reject it.”

― P. Chidambaram

“I like people to have their own reaction and their own take on things. And I don’t like to shove my – what I want them to feel or think – down their throats. I like people to say, ‘What was that about?’ or ‘Why did that happen?’ And so, any reactions are welcome.”

― Pamela Adlon

“Fascist movements kill off their critics, literally or metaphorically, while democratic movements value, invite and even welcome criticism.”

― Parker Palmer

“As a reader I want to be present and entertained. I don’t want to be taught lessons, and I don’t want to be spoken down to. I want to be treated as a peer and to be made to feel welcome.”

― Patrick deWitt

“I’ll always welcome some extra shifts and some extra ice time, and it’s my job to be as prepared as possible to play those minutes.”

― Patrick Kane

“Doing drama is a very welcome departure from comedy. Although I love doing both, I like to change it up a bit once in a while with roles in serious drama.”

― Paul Butcher

“It wasn’t until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams.”

― Paul D. Boyer

“Yes, population is a huge problem – birth rates are too high. And in order to take care of the environment, we have to make sure that every child that comes here, that arrives, knows that he or she is welcome, is going to be cared for and honored.”

― Paul Hawken

“I think Australia has to be a country which has the ‘Welcome’ sign out.”

― Paul Keating

“I suppose for whatever reason I actively welcome being put down, something which perhaps goes back to my upbringing – that accusation of not being worthy which could be laid at one’s door.”

― Paul Muldoon

“You have got to welcome and embrace complexity.”

― Paul Singer

“A place that doesn’t welcome tourists, that’s really difficult and off the map, is a place I want to see.”

― Paul Theroux

“Sometimes the hurdles aren’t really hurdles at all. They’re welcome challenges, tests.”

― Paul Walker

“I think all foreigners should stop interfering in the internal affairs of Iraq. Those who want to come and help are welcome. Those who come to interfere and destroy are not.”

― Paul Wolfowitz

“I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He’s from England, he’s angry and he’s got Mad Power Disease.”

― Paula Abdul

“Australia has embraced migrants from all different races, making us one of the most multiracial nations on earth. Most have assimilated and are proud to call themselves Australians, accepting our culture, beliefs and laws. I welcome them from the bottom of my heart. As they integrate and assimilate, the disruption caused by diversity diminishes.”

― Pauline Hanson

“In 1962, I wrote a series about 42nd Street called ‘Welcome to Lostville.’ One result was that the young Bob Dylan read it and invited me to his first concert at Town Hall; the result was a kind of friendship that years later led to my liner notes for ‘Blood on the Tracks.’”

― Pete Hamill

“At first, I was overwhelmed at moving up to international level, but the England lads are top class at making you feel welcome.”

― Peter Crouch

“I’m on ‘Game Of Thrones,’ and every time we have someone new coming on our show, we welcome them with open arms and get revitalised by this new presence. Then we kill them off very quickly.”

― Peter Dinklage

“On ‘MADtv,’ I discovered I could do Billy Crystal. ‘Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 68th Annual Academy Awards!’ Surprisingly, there’s more call for that one than you’d think.”

― Phil LaMarr

“Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always want it the least.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“Feminism is being broken open, to welcome more people than just white women of a certain class.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“No guest is so welcome in a friend’s house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.”

― Plautus

“Britain has trend-setting fashion, ground-breaking scientists, and innovative technology companies. It is also a welcome home for investors.”

― Princess Beatrice of York

“One of the things that is great about this country is that we’re a meritocracy. Aspirational, hard-working people who want to come here – and who have the talent and skills to contribute to our economy and society – are very welcome.”

― Priti Patel

“Art should not be bound by barriers or language. The Hindi film industry is a testament to that. We speak only Hindi, but we premiere in Germany and Japan. Our films do phenomenally well there. We transcend the barriers of language and culture. We welcome you in. I think that’s what art should be, and I hope America reaches that place.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“Startup India is welcome for the economy, but it cannot be accompanied by ‘Shut Up India’ in society. What gives Startup India its strength is freedom of expression, thought, and dissent. You choke this, and you choke entrepreneurship.”

― Rahul Gandhi

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

“We welcome the interest from PE firms, as we see it as a sign of our progress, and my position is that we should always open the doors to those who want to bring capital to our industry.”

― Rajeev Suri

“I knew that I was just one of those actors who came to Mumbai to achieve their dreams. I knew that nobody would welcome me with open arms and auditions were the only way to get a chance.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.”

― Ralph Marston

“If we fix our economic system and invest in the human capital of the poor, then we should welcome every new person born as a source of betterment for our world and all of us on it.”

― Ramez Naam

“When I think of immigration, I want to think of families. I want to think of unity. I want to think of a safe place, you know, free of persecution, a place where we can welcome a child that is hungry.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“I would definitely welcome lighter material, but I like to be where the truth lies.”

― Regina King

“There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.”

― Richard Le Gallienne

“And to any new fans we made along the way, I say… welcome to our party. It’s just starting to get going.”

― Richard Marx

“To be honest, I knew pretty much nothing about Watford as a town or a club. But I feel so comfortable – the players, the staff, the board, and the fans have made me so welcome.”

― Richarlison

“I compete with the ‘Welcome To Las Vegas’ sign for the number one non-gaming tourist attraction in Las Vegas. I get more visitors than the Hoover Dam.”

― Rick Harrison

“In the rush to become all things to all people, the federal government has lost sight of its core responsibilities. As a result we’re stuck in this frustrating paradox where Washington actually neglects things it’s clearly supposed to be doing, while interfering in other areas where they are neither welcome nor authorized.”

― Rick Perry

“For anybody that grow a beard or have hair on their face, I welcome you to the beard game. We’re all family. I encourage that. I encourage beards.”

― Rick Ross

“The ‘America at Home’ project was aimed at being the most extensive record of American home life ever attempted, and we were amazed at how many people were willing to participate as photographers or to welcome the photographers into their homes.”

― Rick Smolan

“And I came back and it was great, ‘cuz George had set up all these flowers all over the studio saying welcome home. So then we got it together again. I always felt it was better on the White one for me. We were more like a band, you know.”

― Ringo Starr

“My name is not really a common one, but people always tend to mix it up, which is quite embarrassing! As there have been incidents where I would be all ready to go on stage for my performance, and the host would say, ‘Ladies and gentlemen please welcome Mr Rithik.’ And, I would have to remind them that it isn’t Rithik but Rithvik!”

― Rithvik Dhanjani

“Guy’s guys are of course welcome! But my audience runs the spectrum of humanity. There’s something for everyone!”

― Rob Riggle

“I think the voters are going to see a stark difference between steady leadership from Secretary Clinton, a depth of experience, and ill-temperament and poor judgment from Donald Trump; that’s what they’ve seen this entire campaign. We welcome these debates.”

― Robby Mook

“It’s a cyclical thing. When they make one, everyone loves them. Different genres come around in succession. People always welcome the western. It’s America’s genre.”

― Robert Duvall

“I thought the message of the artist was more important than the writing style. I tried to be clear; I wanted everyone to be welcome. I think some of the more serious writers wrote to a more elite audience than that. They’re the ones who were defining the seriousness of rock n’ roll.”

― Robert Hilburn

“My wife and I have many friends that are gay, and we welcome LGBT people to attend our church.”

― Robert Jeffress

“The land is ours. It’s not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people… Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but they must do so on the basis of equality.”

― Robert Mugabe

“I welcome a scrutiny of my entire record.”

― Robert Wilkie

“The funny thing about writing is, although you are writing about an experience which only you have had, you are trying to welcome other people into it, and there are ways I think of doing this, and one of them is through the senses, through the sounds and the smells.”

― Ronald Frame

“Beyonce is not above critique. As a feminist herself, I hope Beyonce would welcome it.”

― Roxane Gay

“The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.”

― Roy Hattersley

“I never want to overstay my welcome for any character. I would rather people are excited by the ideas a character generates in them rather than feeling bored and wishing he would just go away.”

― Rupert Friend

“Undocumented aliens unfortunately are not protected by the law, and they are tremendously subjected to exploitation. The result is that they would be willing to work for a wage that no person who is welcome in our shores would take.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I only wrote two fan letters in my life. One was to Bette Davis. And one was to Ron Palillo, who played Horshack on ‘Welcome Back, Kotter.’ And Ron did not write me back, but Bette Davis did.”

― Ryan Murphy

“I was labeled a troublemaker, my mom an unfit mother, and I was not welcome anywhere.”

― Ryan White

“While eliminating smallpox and curtailing cholera added decades of life to vast populations, cures for the chronic diseases of old age cannot have the same effect on life expectancy. A cure for cancer would be miraculous and welcome, but it would lead to only a three-year increase in life expectancy at birth.”

― S. Jay Olshansky

“I welcome an arms race for minority ethnic voters. This will ensure we all raise our game.”

― Sadiq Khan

“For me, it was an amazing experience. I saw where my father came from. I was given a royal welcome in El Bireh – they even slaughtered a sheep in my honor.”

― Said Musa

“This family at Barbour, they’ve made me feel very welcome.”

― Sam Heughan

“All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn’t be welcome at the White House.”

― Sammy Davis, Jr.

“The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted, evidently an effrontery.”

― Samuel Johnson

“When a person finally has the courage to say, ‘This is who I am,’ and society is not there to welcome them with open arms, it is so tragic.”

― Sarah McBride

“I’m never sure what’s coming next, but I’m an open minded person and I welcome any challenge.”

― Sarah Polley

“Everyone is welcome in drag. Everyone is important and valuable.”

― Sasha Velour

“I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it. You’re welcome, ‘Advocate.’”

― Sean Hayes

“Well, as you’ve said, we cannot expect the people of China not to want to progress, so if you have an opportunity to progress, to develop your economy to a world class economy, it’s an aspiration that is natural and that, I welcome.”

― Sellapan Ramanathan

“A bully is playing a game, one that he or she enjoys and needs. You’re welcome to play this game if it makes you happy, but for most people, it will make you miserable.”

― Seth Godin

“As I have always said, the ACA is not without flaws, and I welcome the opportunity to improve the law to make healthcare more affordable and ensure every American has quality health insurance.”

― Seth Moulton

“We’ll be ‘outsourcing’ our creativity and our thought processes to manufactured components that could be inconspicuously implanted beneath our coiffeurs. Welcome to the Borg. You might not be entirely comfortable with such cybernetic enhancements, but all the smart money says it’s going to happen.”

― Seth Shostak

“Of course there is still unexplored terrestrial territory, but most of it is waterlogged. Submersed secret places, such as the Challenger Deep, which today lure hi-tech adventurers like Richard Branson and James Cameron, will undoubtedly provide welcome fodder for ‘National Geographic.’”

― Seth Shostak

“I welcome the work that the Clinton Global Initiative has done with groups and individuals like Bono and all that’s happened around the world.”

― Sherrod Brown

“I welcome nonviolent protests as an exercise of our great democracy.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“My heart goes out to the brave citizens of Syria, who each day risk and even sacrifice their lives to achieve freedom from a murderous regime. We in Israel welcome the historic struggle to forge democratic, peace-loving governments in our region.”

― Shimon Peres

“We welcome the Obama administration’s policy called the ‘pivot to Asia’ because it is a contributing factor to the safety and peace of the region. I think this pivot policy is playing an indispensable role in enhancing the deterrence of the U.S.-Japan alliance as well as ensuring peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.”

― Shinzo Abe

“We live in times of high stress. Messages that are simple, messages that are inspiring, messages that are life-affirming, are a welcome break from our real lives.”

― Simon Sinek

“Our artistes should be allowed to go to Pakistan just as we welcome their artistes.”

― Soni Razdan

“Being half Kashmiri, it’s always special for me to shoot in the valley and to be there with the locals. They are all very warm people who are very hospitable and genteel and always welcome everyone with an open heart.”

― Soni Razdan

“There is a lot more opportunity now, and I welcome all the conversations we are having about diversity, about women and about class… I come from a very working-class background, and I think the class thing is still probably more tricky.”

― Sophie Okonedo

“Individuals approaching death often experience encounters with their dead relatives, who seem to welcome them to the next world. These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing; they are often followed by a state of euphoria and seem to ease the transition.”

― Stanislav Grof

“Any excuse to get away from the computer screen is welcome.”

― Stefan Sagmeister

“Death is the welcome cessation of idiocy.”

― Stephen Evans

“To frustrated Americans who have begun boycotting BP: Welcome to the club. It’s great not to be the only member any more!”

― Stephen Kinzer

“The bluegrass community… can be very strict. I didn’t know if I’d be welcomed into the bluegrass community or not, but I think they judge you very fairly… I felt really welcome.”

― Steve Martin

“I like the spreads – designing them is a welcome challenge – but for a dyed-in-the-wool page-a-day journeyman like me, it can be tough to leave a drawing unfinished at the end of the workday.”

― Stuart Immonen

“Android was intended to be very customizable. And we welcome innovations.”

― Sundar Pichai

“Things like WhatsApp are a great example of success that others have had on Android, which we see as welcome innovation on the platform.”

― Sundar Pichai

“Lacey had this huge chip on his shoulder. He walked into the room thinking that the people didn’t welcome him and didn’t like him. He gave the impression that he didn’t understand the Voice and New York, and he didn’t want to.”

― Sydney Schanberg

“Players like Didier Drogba, going to watch him play and seeing him off the pitch as well, I got to see how he was with the players and the youngsters. Growing up, he was a good idol. He’s a bubbly, funny character. He likes to make people feel welcome. You need those kind of people, wherever you are.”

― Tammy Abraham

“I absolutely welcome a full investigation into the for-profit schools because I think a majority of them are predatory.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“We need to remain a nation that doesn’t just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants who come here seeking to pursue the American Dream.”

― Ted Cruz

“Tonight, I want to say to every member of the democratic party, who believes in limited government, in personal opportunity and the united States constitution, and a safe and secure America, come home. To the Reagan Democrats, your party has left you. And the Republican party wants you, we welcome you back.”

― Ted Cruz

“President Trump is right to welcome China’s help in bringing North Korea’s illicit nuclear program to heal, but he’s also correct that if China doesn’t go along, the U.S. can act alone.”

― Ted Yoho

“Luckily, he was in the process of moving to France at the time, anyway. But if he had stayed in the States, I don’t know how he would have handled that, because it was getting pretty crazy. I mean, a celebrity which he really did not welcome. And I can’t blame him.”

― Terry Zwigoff

“Poverty is not just about income: it’s about aspiration. It’s not just about giving people a couple of extra pounds a week, welcome though that is.”

― Theresa May

“I would welcome processes that eliminate the need for doctors. We bottle-neck things around doctors, and it’s not a good way of doing things.”

― Thomas Frey

“Such truth, as opposeth no man’s profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.”

― Thomas Hobbes

“My husband and I have very similar desires when we’re entertaining. We want everybody to feel comfortable and welcome, to know they can kick off their shoes and be able to come right in.”

― Tiffani Thiessen

“I feel very fortunate to be an actor on a network whose tag line is ‘Characters Welcome’ and not ‘Procedurals Welcome.’”

― Tim DeKay

“I think for business reasons, fiscal reasons, I think these cable networks can take greater risks and I think with a risk comes better programming. And I think USA has got an amazing identity to it now that is clearly defined with its ‘Characters welcome’ tag.”

― Tim DeKay

“I welcome Microsoft having a store on Windows; what I’ve always resisted was a push to close down Windows to competing stores.”

― Tim Sweeney

“In shuttering Yucca Mountain, Obama makes it extremely likely that nuclear power in the United States will continue its long, slow, and extremely welcome death.”

― Timothy Noah

“I grew up in a family of Republicans. And when I was 18 and registering to vote, my mom’s only instruction was ‘You just go in and pull the big Republican lever.’ That’s my welcome to adulthood. She’s like, ‘No, don’t even read it. Just pull the Republican lever.”

― Tina Fey

“I get to do some unbelievably layered things. The material that I’m given is so complex, and I’m so grateful for it, so I welcome any opportunities to push boundaries.”

― Tituss Burgess

“In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have.”

― Tom Allen

“What’s great about our leadership is they welcome other ideas.”

― Tom Graves

“Festivals are fun for kids, fun for parents and offer a welcome break from the stresses of the nuclear family. The sheer quantities of people make life easier: loads of adults for the adults to talk to and loads of kids for the kids to play with.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“Welcome to the brave new world of American multiculturalism. From a nation of diverse peoples united by a common culture, we have become a people divided by a common malady.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Trump wants to repeal birthright citizenship for children of illegal aliens, so Fox has joined conventional liberal opinion in opposing it. Welcome to Fox’s My Spin Zone.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Welcome to ABC News, the network that hires Clinton butt-kissers/donors and calls them ‘chief political correspondents.’”

― Tomi Lahren

“I would welcome a Mike Tyson fight with open arms.”

― Tommy Morrison

“One day, I hope that I can come to Sandhill, and there’s a huge sign that says, ‘Welcome to Sandhill, Home to Tori Bowie.’”

― Tori Bowie

“Welcome to post-racial America. I’m the face of post-racial America.”

― Tracy Morgan

“Common sense would suggest that having ability, like being smart, inspires confidence. It does, but only while the going is easy. The deciding factor in life is how you handle setbacks and challenges. People with a growth mindset welcome setbacks with open arms.”

― Travis Bradberry

“Being a good leader requires remembering that you’re there for a reason, and the reason certainly isn’t to have your way. High-integrity leaders not only welcome questioning and criticism – they insist on it.”

― Travis Bradberry

“Also, painting and animation are really solitary pursuits, so the collaborative aspects of music making and acting are pretty welcome sometimes.”

― Tunde Adebimpe

“Our house was a place where you were welcome to make an idiot out of yourself. Silliness was valued. My dad worked with foster kids in the foster care system, and I think silliness was a way for him to leaven things up.”

― Ty Burrell

“I know that there are a lot of people out there with stories far worse than mine but you, too, can make it. To those of you who have, welcome to life. I celebrate you.”

― Tyler Perry

“People ask me about Orlando Salido. My answer is that I fight for Top Rank and will take on who they schedule for me. But I would like to welcome Salido to Lomachenko University in the ring some day.”

― Vasyl Lomachenko

“The CWC is a professional organization for professional writers. Non-published writers are welcome as associate members.”

― Vicki Delany

“It is no more irrational for the mind to take the word of the Eternal Word than for the eye to use light and for the ear to welcome sound.”

― Vincent McNabb

“I always went to Ireland as a child. I remember trips to Dundalk, Wexford, Cork and Dublin. My gran was born in Dublin, and we had a lot of Irish friends, so we’d stay on their farms and go fishing. They were fantastic holidays – being outdoors all day and coming home to a really warm welcome in the evenings.”

― Vinnie Jones

“My parents were very supportive of my chess. When I got home after a game of chess, having missed school or something, they always made me feel very welcome; I didn’t feel guilty at all about pursuing chess with such fervour. They never, for instance, perceived sports as a rival to academics.”

― Viswanathan Anand

“Growing up in the Midwest, Boston, and Alabama, I didn’t know any Puerto Ricans… at least, I didn’t know if I knew any Puerto Ricans. The only Puerto Rican that I had ever even heard of was Juan Epstein, one of the students from the classic 1970s sitcom ‘Welcome Back, Kotter.’”

― W. Kamau Bell

“I simply believe that people who respect their customers and have faith in their own technology products should welcome competition and that consumer choice should be a paramount value in retailing.”

― Walt Mossberg

“At times, you’re welcome, depending on what’s being cast. ‘Dances with Wolves’ – they wanted authentic-looking Indians in the film, and so they got it. The same was true with ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ and ‘Geronimo.’”

― Wes Studi

“In the time of the robber barons, my great grandfather insisted on reinvesting and sharing profits with workers… He was told he was a socialist, that he was not welcome on Wall Street.”

― William Clay Ford, Jr.

“What Bitcoin started is metamorphosing into something bigger: a ‘crypto-tech’-driven economy with its own value creation, not unlike the Web’s own economy. Welcome to the cryptoconomy.”

― William Mougayar

“I welcome new words, or old words used in new ways, provided the result is more precision, added color or greater expressiveness.”

― William Safire

“The thing about me is that I don’t judge my audience. I welcome. It is a big tent.”

― Willie Geist

“Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.”

― Wilson Mizner

“It is true that some people have some misgivings about China-U.K. cooperation. What I want to stress is that in today’s world, no country can afford to pursue development with its door closed. One should open the door, warmly welcome friends, and be hospitable to them.”

― Xi Jinping

“Homosexuals are not welcome in the Gambia.”

― Yahya Jammeh

“My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.”

― Yakov Smirnoff

“Israel’s capital will never again be a divided city, a city with a wall at its center, a city in which two flags fly. This city, will, in its entirety, absorb immigrants, welcome pilgrims and be the eternal capital of Israel forever.”

― Yitzhak Shamir
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