Top 353 Controversy Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Controversy Quotes from famous people such as Shilpa Shinde, Stellan Skarsgard, Shakira, Rebecca MacKinnon, Ben Shapiro, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I think I was born for controversies.

I think I was born for controversies.
Shilpa Shinde
I’m not always happy when Hollywood does remakes of films, but that’s usually when they have a very, very, very good film, and they take away anything controversial from it and make flatter.
Stellan Skarsgard
I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself.
It would be normal for anybody running a high-profile, politically controversial operation in China to anticipate worst-case scenario, and to do everything possible to guard against them.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Show Republicans a shiny pro-life or pro-marriage issue and they’d much rather address that controversial topic than keep pressing on the tyranny that Obamacare represents.
Ben Shapiro
Donald Trump may occasionally say things that are controversial or even objectionable to some, but those are words.
Tom Cotton
The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.
Freda Adler
The proposal that men and women should be treated equally under the law is hardly a controversial concept.
Carolyn Maloney
I sometimes feel that I have been born to attract controversy.
Amitabh Bachchan
Despite my involvement in difficult and sometimes controversial questions I have received consistent support from the people of Ashfield. They have recognised that it is necessary to take difficult decisions, that newspapers do not always report fairly or accurately.
Geoff Hoon
I really thank my parents for giving me the good sense to not get into anything wrong. There are many people around who like controversies, and I actually wonder how do they do it. I don’t have the courage to get into controversies. There are people who love it; I find it silly.
Saina Nehwal
Evolutionary psychology has often been a field whose most prominent practitioners get embroiled in controversy – witness the 2010 case of Harvard professor Marc Hauser, whose graduate students came forward to say he’d been faking evidence for years.
Annalee Newitz
There can be no democracy without truth. There can be no truth without controversy, there can be no change without freedom. Without freedom there can be no progress.
Andrew Young
I don’t want to be known as this bitter, ex-Scientologist. I’m not trying to bash anybody, and I’m not trying to be controversial. I just want people to know the truth.
Leah Remini
Before its immature ways caught up with it, Uber got bigger and went further than Webvan ever did. But it bleeds money, courts controversy, and makes enemies like no company Ive ever seen.
Adam Lashinsky
Give the benefit of the doubt to your opponents if they walk back a controversial statement.
Dan Crenshaw
Why is it controversial to talk about the fact that fat people deserve to take up space and deserve to be sexy?
Tess Holliday
First rule of change is controversy. You can’t get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial. Change means movement, and movement means friction, and friction means heat, and heat means controversy.
Saul Alinsky
Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.
Yoko Ono
I lost in the amateurs, losing a controversial fight that stopped me going to an Olympic Games – and it’s not a nice feeling.
Callum Smith
It is a virtual reflex for governments to plead security concerns when they undertake any controversial action, often as a pretext for something else.
Noam Chomsky
A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.
Jane Smiley
I worked for George Bush. I’m proud to have worked for him. I think that a lot of the most controversial things we did, that people didn’t like and – and criticized us for, things like the terror surveillance program or the enhanced interrogation techniques, were things that allowed us to save lives.
Dick Cheney
The nation state law has nothing controversial.
Ayelet Shaked
People say that I got into ‘Bigg Boss’ because of controversies, but I don’t care.
Shehnaaz Gill
Real Madrid is a very big club and bad results generate controversy.
There are comics who choose to be controversial, and people have to make a judgment call. You either watch it or you don’t. It’s possible to be funny about anything, it just depends on how you approach it and if you’ve got good self-editing skills.
Lenny Henry
As you know, the fossil record includes not only the ancestors of crocodiles and whales, but also the ancestors of human beings. And this, of course, is why evolution remains controversial.
Kenneth R. Miller
I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
Calvin Klein
I’m very… controversial for some reason.
Lil Peep
I am as fearless as the Rani of Jhansi and I will fight against all those people who are dragging me in controversy.
Rakhi Sawant
I'm generally slow to anger, quick to forgive, and I ta

I’m generally slow to anger, quick to forgive, and I take in information before making decisions. So no matter how controversial the decision, my general demeanour is to put on white lab coat and gloves and look at the evidence, weigh the arguments and see what makes sense.
Peter Blair Henry
I like the idea that my audience doesn’t see what I do as controversial.
Dave Sim
Anything with Tito Ortiz’s name on it will always involve a bit of controversy.
Tito Ortiz
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way – and the fools know it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Controversies are a package deal in this industry. You just have to understand that and accept it.
Akshay Kumar
However controversial Mayweather may be, he doesn’t bring down the name of boxing. The fast cars, the jets and the money causes controversy but that does not bring the game down.
Chris Eubank Sr.
Mammography will remain a controversial issue because it is an imperfect tool involving ionizing radiation. Let’s move beyond this method that is decades old and move forward with an early detection method for breast cancer that will not increase a women’s cancer risk at all.
Margaret Cuomo
I legitimately wanted to know if Mayor Bloomberg was going to ban large margaritas that I cry over while on a date alone at Dallas BBQ as a part of his controversial soda ban.
Liberal arts colleges have traditionally provided a forum for debating ideas. Avoiding controversy and ‘playing it safe’ by not inviting – or disinviting – speakers with ‘controversial’ views stifles debate.
Bob Beckel
When I did the national anthem, I did a soulful, kind of gospel-y version, but it was controversial with the war veterans, just the people who wanted to hear it the old, clinical, atmospheric way, and I didn’t want to sing it like that.
Jose Feliciano
I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money.
Barbara Bush
I never seek controversy or foresee it for my pictures. I take a personal stand, and perhaps because my films are on contemporary subjects, people do not share my point of view.
Otto Preminger
I think it’s not controversial to say there’s a lot of us who need to be reminded that we’re wasting our time and making things worse for ourselves if we’re carrying anger around with us all the time.
Brendan Hunt
Ergonomists are not physicians – they are engineers – and their medical theories are controversial. Some of the world’s leading medical researchers deny that repetitive motion causes injury.
Eugene Scalia
We’ve had a lot of controversy in our career, and it’s never been intentional.
Martie Maguire
No great advance has been made in science, politics, or religion without controversy.
Lyman Beecher
Science moves fastest when there’s plenty of debate and controversy.
Lee Smolin
I think there are no good people at a white supremacist rally, and apparently that’s just a real controversial take.
Kat Timpf
Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy. There is a far more important one to you, and that is, what shall be done with the free negro?
Stephen Douglas
Just because you say something doesn’t make it controversial, and it doesn’t make you a bad person.
Charles Barkley
‘Fifty Shades’ opened the door and made it easier to write about any issue that’s controversial. It has helped other authors talk honestly.
Jay Asher
I don’t do things for the response or for the controversy. I just live my life.
CBS’s Major Garrett writes in ‘National Journal’ about a new version of the ‘stray voltage’ theory of communication in which the president purposefully overstates his case knowing that it will create controversy.
John Dickerson
I think that as I continue to write, my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
Christopher Darden
Art fairs are a lot like professional proms – you make contacts, have a lot to look at, and in some cases, you make friends forever. I think that for artists, they can be a bit controversial: they stimulate curiosity, but at the same time, you’re always trying to not have your work hung on a wall.
Maurizio Cattelan
I don’t know how I became controversy’s favourite child.
S. Sreesanth
I’m not a controversial person. I’m not trying to polarise people.
Russell Tovey
I like an interesting movie even if it’s controversial or offensive, depending on your taste.
Adam Brody
My intention… isn’t to create controversy.
Brett Favre
I like to take chances. The actors I admire are the ones who aren’t afraid to make themselves nasty, bad or even goofy. I’ve never shied away from controversial characters.
Matt Dillon
Sense data are much more controversial than qualia, because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception – that one perceives the world by perceiving one’s sense-data, or something like that.
David Chalmers
I know that some consider it controversial for me to cl

I know that some consider it controversial for me to claim that God saved my life when I had received an experimental drug and some of the greatest medical care available in the world. I can see how these two realities appear to contradict each other.
Kent Brantly
When controversy calls, corporations can be far more responsive than politicians. The market votes every day, after all.
Ari Melber
My name is always just added into any controversy without clarifying with me first.
Riya Sen
Historically, science-fiction and fantasy literature is no stranger to controversy, but it has learned how to adapt and endure.
Kameron Hurley
Precisely because intelligent design does not turn the study of biological origins into a Bible-science controversy, intelligent design is a position around which Christians of all stripes can unite.
William A. Dembski
I decline all noisy, wordy, confused, and personal controversies.
Josiah Warren
I don’t want to create controversy; I just have an opinion on things, and there is nothing wrong with stating your opinion if you are asked. Everyone wants that right, and because you are famous doesn’t mean you have less of a right.
John Travolta
Exposing any subject that is unpleasant or controversial means risking judgment and making some people feel uncomfortable.
Carre Otis
My dad, he would go through these periods of self-doubt. We’d do something that was controversial or that wasn’t welcomed by everybody, and he’d go, ‘Well, Shirley, our parents cursed us with ethics, and we passed it on to our children.’
John Wesley Shipp
Apparent contradictions between religion and science often have been the basis of bitter controversy. Such differences are to be expected as long as human understanding remains provisional and fragmentary.
Henry B. Eyring
I think artists throughout the history of time have always been controversial and have been a voice to speak to public culture in a way that a politician can’t because they’ll lose their constituency.
Mark Foster
I have never written out of a desire to be controversial.
Meg Rosoff
Oh my God, I don’t think you can say anyone looks forward to controversy.
Sonia Sotomayor
I feel my role is to push boundaries. I don’t like things to be safe and sedentary. So controversy is the cross I have to bear.
Jeremy Scott
I love my ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ cast. They are so funny and crazy, like a big dysfunctional family. It’s so much fun, and I love the issues that we talk about on that show. We deal with nuanced and controversial issues, and we do it in a way that’s funny. It’s comedy.
Teyonah Parris
I was given the task of I.P.L. Chairmanship which I tried to perform to the best of my abilities. The tournament was organised well despite all the controversies. The stadiums were jam-packed, which proved that I.P.L. was still popular.
Rajeev Shukla
Like ‘Ken Park’s’ director, Larry Clark, Germaine Greer deliberately provokes controversy with the cheapest trick.
Miranda Devine
I don’t get afraid in talking about subject matter that may spark controversy, and I’m not afraid to not be liked. I think that sometimes people pay too much attention to being liked, and it’s paralyzing.
Jada Pinkett Smith
All I’ve wanted to be is someone people look up to. It’s funny – everyone says I’m controversial. I’ve never worked out what it is about me that’s controversial. I’ve never had a DUI; I’ve never been in a brawl; you’ve never seen photos of me walking out of clubs at 5 A.M.
Ruby Rose
I was constantly being sought after for money. And the vitriol that came my way from many who felt threatened by controversial aspects of ‘for colored girls’ was often frightening.
Ntozake Shange
I’m going to get controversial here and say that monogamy isn’t natural, especially not for men. It’s a concept society birthed a few hundred years ago, even though men’s DNA is busy telling them to spread the seed.
Jameela Jamil
There are people who can talk sensibly about a controversial issue; they’re called humorists.
Cullen Hightower
Decentralisation is controversial – but that’s fine. We should be fearless about having a debate.
Charles Kennedy
People like controversy because that’s what sells.
Miley Cyrus
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
Andrew Jackson
Obviously, I have been a pro-choice candidate for my entire political career, and obviously there is controversy always surrounding this issue.
Claire McCaskill
My family is used to all manner of controversy.
John F. Kennedy Jr.
Pablo Picasso, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway, Mel Gibson, Lou Reed, Norman Mailer, Vanessa Redgrave, Van Morrison – each is distinguished by controversies unrelated to his or her art; by many accounts, some of them are not nice people at all.
Steve Erickson
It’s so easy to create a controversy.
Santhosh Narayanan
Some of my books sort of have a provocative take. Sometimes you find interesting things about characters that show they weren’t necessarily the way people usually see them. It can make for lively conversations, but that’s great. Spark a little controversy, get people to think about it. That’s what it’s all about.
Nathaniel Philbrick
Stop and search has a controversial history and has not always been carried out professionally by individual officers. Liberal-minded people are right to be wary about its overuse. However, it is also regarded by most people as a legitimate and necessary tactic.
Munira Mirza
I have been told by a member of the board of one of Can

I have been told by a member of the board of one of Canada’s most prominent literary magazines that a submission of mine once caused a great deal of controversy.
John Barton
The formation of character in young people is educationally a different task from and a prior task to, the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
William Bennett
When The Simpsons came around, there really was nothing else like it on TV. It’s hard to imagine, but when Fox first took the plunge with it, it was considered controversial to put animation on prime time.
Matt Groening
Controversies will disappear once you have a task and a mission.
Pinarayi Vijayan
I just have my characters say my controversial opinions and then hide behind them.
Mindy Kaling
The whole idea of a spokesman is a joke and a fraud if you drop someone like a hot potato if there’s controversy.
Jerry Della Femina
‘Girls’ feels very active and stirring a conversation and controversial, and you can’t really ask for more as an actor.
Adam Driver
Science, innovation, safety and affordability. Who could oppose United States food policy based on these core principles? Unfortunately, this idea has become unnecessarily controversial in agriculture.
Mike Pompeo
I enjoy punk, the attitude as well as the music, but I don’t feel like I have to be a carbon copy of it and invite all this controversy just to be punk rock.
Hayley Williams
The U.S. must differentiate between controversial assertions of power, like those in the South China Sea, and fair reflections of China’s growing contribution to the world, such as the new banks.
Evan Osnos
I am used to controversies.
Sharad Pawar
People have an interest in the controversial.
John F. Kennedy Jr.
As an artist, I try and be controversial, and I have been a bit offensive at times. I have a view on the burka, and I’m sure a few of the Muslim girls and their families would have a view of me on stage in next to nothing!
Jessie J
Let’s face it: pop music in its myriad permutations will always be sexually presumptuous, racially controversial and, frequently, politically charged.
Dan Hill
The abortion controversy is important for what it says about our stance toward procreation and children altogether.
Leon Kass
I remember how, back in the 1980s, the Scottish Flow Country became an object of bemused controversy as rich celebrities and businessmen from south of the border acquired great tracts of this vast wetland in the far north in order to plant non-native conifer plantations that attract hefty tax breaks.
John Burnside
I had problems with certain players at Arsenal, especially one, whose name I will not say because I don’t want to feed the controversy.
Kolo Toure
Any actor is happy to be involved with something that’s challenging, controversial, and not easily palatable. Things that are too dumbed down or easy to swallow are uninteresting… It’s good when people have such a polarizing response.
Adam Driver
I love it when my books cause controversy, when people argue violently about the ending.
Joanne Harris
I can imagine Iceland becoming a good place to run a controversial Web site. But… Iceland may find itself forced to defend controversial speech.
Ethan Zuckerman
If you want to do stuff, you have to be able to handle controversy.
Yair Lapid
Ultimately, I feel like there is just a pervasive evidence of God. Though I know that is maybe a controversial thing to say.
Julien Baker
Ninety-eight percent of the things that come out of my mouth are intended to be harmless or even charming. They’re not ever intended to be offensive or controversial.
Megan Fox
I think the good part about me as a personality is in spite of being in the industry for more than 20 years, I didn’t really face any controversy in my life.
Neha Pendse
I did not transfer from United to City for the controversy.
Carlos Tevez
Essentially, you know, one of the great advantages of working in science fiction is it does give you an opportunity to talk about interesting and somewhat controversial themes and social issues and in a way that doesn’t really threaten the audience, because I’m not challenging their particular points of view.
Ronald D. Moore
Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that’s what separates the legends from the regular artists. It’s all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes.
I personally like hard forks. Particularly, I like the fact that they give users a measure of control, requiring them to opt in to protocol changes. Sure, they can be a little more chaotic if they’re controversial, but that’s the price of freedom.
Vitalik Buterin
The Conservative Party tries to avoid important but controversial issues of concern to Conservatives and Canadians in general. It is afraid to articulate any coherent philosophy to support its positions.
Maxime Bernier
If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.
Julian Assange
I do not enter any controversy.
Samuel Eto’o
Speech controversies' will come and go as they always h

Speech controversies’ will come and go as they always have, but our countries’ shared values remain and Congress’ bipartisan support for a strong U.S.-Israel partnership is ironclad.
Ted Lieu
I have this idiot name tag which says ‘controversial.’
Maurice Sendak
One of the lessons from Sept. 11 is that America requires a long-term presence in those parts of the world that endanger us. This notion has become controversial, but frankly, the need could not be clearer.
Rudy Giuliani
There is no controversy within science over the core proposition of evolutionary theory.
Kenneth R. Miller
If something is very, very funny but possibly controversial, if it’s truly funny, then it’s worth doing. Things aren’t worth doing for the sake of being controversial.
John Mulaney
Toronto is a world-class city. You don’t have a debate here about immigration because you need it to just maintain your pensions: that’s dependent on people coming in to fund that. And again, I don’t want to be controversial, but I think the average education level in Canada is probably higher than in the United States.
Shahid Khan
Mention the name George W. Bush in mixed company, and you’re likely to spark a lot of debate and emotion – hot and cold, good and bad. Not a lot of neutral reaction. He was elected in the most controversial contest in American electoral history and governed during one of the most tumultuous decades.
Mark McKinnon
Large corporations have the ability to distract people with controversy that just distracts people from what’s great about the movie or what works about the movie.
Peter Landesman
I figure no matter what interview I do, the real good ‘journalists’ are going to find the completely irrelevant quotes that will drum up some controversy and stick it on their page to get some clicks and completely miss the real context of what the interview is about. That’s what we do nowadays and call it ‘journalism.’
Austin Aries
When the policy is controversial, you have to go out and defend it.
Elliott Abrams
In July 2011, U.S. Soccer announced that they’d fired Bob Bradley and hired Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach. Jurgen had once been a world-class German striker; now he was regarded as a successful, if controversial, coach.
Tim Howard
Whether that’s positive or not, people are talking about the Old Vic Theater again with passion and commitment and controversy and debate.
Kevin Spacey
I felt bad about the controversy because they stopped playing my songs on American radio stations. But there was nothing wrong with what I did. Now everybody sings the national anthem the way they want.
Jose Feliciano
Controversy sells books.
Robert Gottlieb
My career has been riddled with controversy, which I never fully understand.
Liz Phair
I don’t care about controversies. I am a young woman with an opinion about certain things. I can’t be diplomatic. I am a feminist, and as long as I can be the voice of hundreds of girls out there, I will speak my mind. I don’t care what other people think.
Sonam Kapoor
I think you don’t do work for controversy alone, and whenever you do new work which people don’t understand and they say it is done to create controversy.
M. F. Husain
Sometimes as a player you do not want to get into a controversy.
Sourav Ganguly
It’s a controversial segment, ‘Watters World.’ There’s controversy around it.
Jesse Watters
Infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government and one that cannot be shortchanged by other controversial spending. I believe investment in infrastructure pays dividends for decades and is a wise investment of taxpayer dollars.
Douglas R. Oberhelman
I think that in the blogosphere, the idea is to have the most controversial stuff up.
I’m a storyline. I’m the chosen one for negative stories and controversial things. If I worried about it all, I would go insane.
Ndamukong Suh
Thus, the controversy about the Moral Majority arises not only from its views, but from its name – which, in the minds of many, seems to imply that only one set of public policies is moral and only one majority can possibly be right.
Edward Kennedy
I still have this image: I can’t be controversial, I can’t say things.
Chris Evert
Down the road, the most controversial approach to neuroenhancement could be a way not of stimulating the brain but of reengineering it.
Maria Konnikova
You know, being the artist and not knowing when you sometimes create a song, you don’t think about whether it’s gonna start controversy or whatever. Sometimes you just write and you’re in the zone.
Big Freedia
I discovered something amazing, which has caused a lot of controversy – the fountain of youth. I have to keep it a secret!
David Copperfield
I get called ‘controversial’ all the time.
Michael Moore
I would not put C.I.A. officers at risk by asking them to undertake risky, controversial activity again.
Gina Haspel
There was endless controversy as to whether the acts of the New Deal did actually move recovery or retard it, and nothing final could ever come of that bitter debate because it is forever impossible to prove what might have happened in place of what did.
Garet Garrett
No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.
Hilary Putnam
I mean, casting gender non-conforming people in campaig

I mean, casting gender non-conforming people in campaigns and editorials and on covers of magazines is a risk for any business because there’s going to be controversy, but I think they need to take the risk and believe they’re moving in the right direction.
Violet Chachki
From the start of her leadership of the Conservative party in February 1975, Thatcher’s style seemed shrill and uncompromising, and she became an easy object of mockery. When she left office nearly 16 years later, she was a widely recognised, but clearly still highly controversial, figure.
Kwasi Kwarteng
I started reading and learned that we don’t need any of it – meat, dairy products. We get everything we need without those things – except maybe B12, but there’s this whole controversy that maybe we’re only getting B12 because the animals are being fed B12 supplements.
Ginnifer Goodwin
My books have all generated controversy.
Helen Fielding
I have to say, as a young woman of color, and this may sound controversial, in sci-fi, anything is possible. In sci-fi I can belong to the military. In sci-fi I can have an interracial love affair; I can be a revolutionary.
Kandyse McClure
I have a slight controversy with the Dogme brethren because I’ve been saying that rules are to be interpreted; not that I haven’t followed the rules, because I don’t see the point of submitting yourself to a set of rules if you don’t follow them. But having said that, it is always a lot of interpretation.
Susanne Bier
I am an innocent man, but I don’t want to indulge in any controversy.
Abdul Qadeer Khan
Controversies are part and parcel of making a big film.
The controversies between the proletariat and the middle class had to be smoothed out and bridged over by each getting to know and understand the other.
Fritz Sauckel
Global warming is controversial, of course, but the controversy is mainly over whether human activity is driving it.
Michio Kaku
One of the most powerful defences the media can offer for controversial actions is, of course, public interest.
Rowan Williams
I think that people live in safe spaces these days; they don’t want to deal with the controversy and the drama.
Colby Covington
I’ve always been controversial because I offer new ideas. For me to be controversial, I think this is positive.
Avigdor Lieberman
I’ve always been very bold – some would say brash. I’ve always said very edgy, controversial statements.
Corey Stewart
The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I’m not at all sure that that’s what the Obama administration believes.
Dick Cheney
Personally, I choose to stay away from controversies.
Ishita Dutta
It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there’s always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in.
Julian Assange
And the purpose of small talk is not to be controversial, clever or even interesting. It’s simply to fill the silent void with a small gesture of common humanity. It’s a spoken smile, a verbal handshake.
Gyles Brandreth
If you aim to be controversial for the sake of it you’d end up with a very thin and meaningless show.
Derren Brown
I really hate to be put in the position of trying to justify something, a decision that was made. I’m a military guy: when a decision is made, I go along with it, whatever the manufactured controversy and criticism.
Buzz Aldrin
No secret that for some years – long before my time – Komen was dealing with a controversy regarding Planned Parenthood grants.
Karen Handel
I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.
Nora Ephron
Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make.
Solomon Burke
My mum is West African, from Senegal; my dad is from Grenada. There was a huge controversy about them getting together.
Censorship is certainly not the answer to controversial material and is inconsistent with our most basic constitutional values.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can’t help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I’m quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.
Amitabh Bachchan
Some of the most controversial things I’ve said about President Trump, I’ve heard from Republicans. But it’s just that I’ve heard them in the locker room. That’s what people actually talk about in the locker room – how terrible our president is.
Seth Moulton
Whatever one thinks of the wisdom of building a mosque near Ground Zero, this controversy now affords us an immense opportunity to examine who we are as a people. It provides us with the opportunity to get back to our foundational ideals, which have always stood as a beacon for the rest of the world.
Hamza Yusuf
For all its shortcomings, Wikipedia does have strong governance and deliberative mechanisms; anyone who has ever followed discussions on Wikipedia’s mailing lists will confirm that its moderators and administrators openly discuss controversial issues on a regular basis.
Evgeny Morozov
It is pretty hard to find the right result to a controversial issue.
Max Baucus
The 1930s birthed two great agrarian novels: ‘Gone with the Wind’ from the viewpoint of the ruling class, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ for the underclass. And both were turned into movies that dared to be true to the books’ controversial themes.
Richard Corliss
I am of mixed minds about the issue of privacy. On one

I am of mixed minds about the issue of privacy. On one hand, I understand that information is power, and power is, well, power, so keeping your private information to yourself is essential – especially if you are a controversial figure, a celebrity, or a dissident.
Susan Orlean
You don’t want to endorse hate; you don’t want to endorse racism. You don’t want to support controversy.
Jabari Parker
I think I have a responsibility as a film-maker to bring not only controversial subject matter to the screen but also to inspire a thought process.
Lexi Alexander
The media thinks that only the cutting edge of science, the very latest controversies, are worth reporting on. How often do you see headlines like ‘General Relativity still governing planetary orbits’ or ‘Phlogiston theory remains false’? By the time anything is solid science, it is no longer a breaking headline.
Eliezer Yudkowsky
I’m a controversial guy.
Newt Gingrich
When I did ‘Uyir,’ I initially feared to do it. It was a controversial role. But thanks to my friends, they motivated me and helped me come out with aplomb.
Sangeetha Krish
Personally, when a controversy erupts, we decide first whether it requires clarification and, secondly, if it receives notice from authorities and the establishment, we submit responses to their queries.
Amitabh Bachchan
You know, this is – one can imagine how life would be different if one body of Congress was controlled by the other party, there would be subpoena power and there would be all – mechanisms to get to the bottom of all sorts of issues of controversy.
Michael Isikoff
In academia, I discovered that issues and insights, commonplace among the scholars, are viewed as highly controversial and even as ‘heresy’ in the churches.
John Shelby Spong
Who gets to decide the robotic bill of rights? It’s going to be controversial.
Gray Scott
I’m comfortable having a specific audience to write to. I like the idea that my audience doesn’t see what I do as controversial.
Dave Sim
The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial.
Ali Khamenei
I hate controversies and want to be in the news for the right reasons.
Kunal Khemu
On any given vote, on any given day, a smart senator who has taken a bold or controversial position can reach far more media outlets between the elevator and the Senate chamber than he or she could garner in a full press conference back home.
Jim Webb
Susan Boyle having a meltdown is not controversial. It’s human for a 48-year-old recluse to get a little wigged out when she finds herself on the world stage overnight.
Shawn Amos
I have never in my career embarked on a journey towards controversy. I have never deliberately set a flame.
Amanda Palmer
My job is about emotion. My job is about feeling. This might be controversial to say, but I feel like sometimes data gets in the way of that.
Bozoma Saint John
The greater the controversy, the more you need manners.
Judith Martin
Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change… that’s a whole political debate that I don’t want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.
Andrew Cuomo
But hey, controversy – well, it hasn’t hurt me in 50 years.
Joe Arpaio
There isn’t much question that the person who obtained the WikiLeaks cables from a classified U.S. government network broke U.S. law and should expect to face the consequences. The legal rights of a website that publishes material acquired from that person, however, are much more controversial.
Rebecca MacKinnon
You need guts to deal with controversies.
I think the reason that drones have become so controversial is because they’re used in Pakistan; they’re used in Yemen; they’ve been used in all kinds of places.
Tim Kaine
I follow the teachings of Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, United States Marine Corps. He won two Congressional Medals of Honor, and he wrote the highly controversial antiwar book ‘War is a Racket.’
Jesse Ventura
Bernard Manning is controversial but he had incredible timing. I wrote the character of Brian Potter in ‘Phoenix Nights’ for him to play but unfortunately he was too poorly to do it. I thought it would have been perfect casting but it didn’t happen.
Peter Kay
I’ve always viewed myself as a brand. When I started 10 years ago, that was very controversial. ‘Marketing’ and ‘PR’ were dirty words for the literary world, but that has changed. Once the book is finished, I want as many people as possible to read it.
Camilla Lackberg
I don’t go out of the way to create controversies, I know some actresses pay their publicist money to create a controversy, but I don’t know why this happens to me.
Payal Rohatgi
I’ve been a very effective leader in the gay rights movement, though at times I’ve been controversial.
Jean O’Leary
Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy.
Felix Frankfurter
During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently Research Director) constantly supported me and, I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to keep the initially controversial programme going.
James Black
Please don’t think that I got married on TV for publicity. I already enjoyed a huge fan following, courtesy my character in Bidaai.’ Instead, the controversy has traumatized me.
Sara Khan
To me the notion that Palestinians are actually Jews is

To me the notion that Palestinians are actually Jews is, I think, quite revelatory and very radical and a possible bridge that has been ignored, I think, in this entire controversy and there’s ample evidence to support it.
Lawrence Wright
The Obama administration has framed its defense of the controversial bulk collection of all American phone records as necessary to prevent a future 9/11.
Peter Bergen
We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.
Marcus Aurelius
Vice President Biden’s surprising declaration of unqualified support for gay marriage seems to have forced President Obama into a public endorsement of a controversial social issue. It is difficult not to suspect that Biden’s pronouncement aimed to give the president some political cover.
Robert Dallek
If you want to initiate a broader debate about racism, is it really healthy to create an atmosphere in which it is not only statues that are being toppled but a range of cultural artefacts, TV series, celebrities, columnists and controversial broadcasters?
Claire Fox
As anchorman of the CBS Evening News, I signed off my nightly broadcasts for nearly two decades with a simple statement: ‘And that’s the way it is.’ To me, that encapsulates the newsman’s highest ideal: to report the facts as he sees them, without regard for the consequences or controversy that may ensue.
Walter Cronkite
In light of the recent controversy surrounding foreign management of U.S. Ports, a thorough review of foreign management of U.S. airports needs to occur.
Jon Porter
That’s the heart of it: My shows were not that controversial with the American people. They were controversial with the people who think for the American people.
Norman Lear
You cannot avoid controversy in this day and age – you really only can pick sides.
Sam Seder
It’s amazing to me that Glenn Beck can be on the cover of ‘Time,’ and there can be a whole article about him basically saying, ‘Well, you know, he’s controversial.’ It’s like, ‘No, he’s a dangerous idiot who needs the help of a good psychiatrist!’
Viggo Mortensen
The entire island knows our father, Fred Hemmings, Jr. – kids, adults, surfers, the governor, grocery clerks, gang members who call our house at night and threaten to kill us as soon as they get out of jail. Fred was a world-champion surfer and is now a well-known, controversial politician.
Kaui Hart Hemmings
I had hoped that the current presidential campaign debates might educate the public as to what is really involved in the ongoing controversy over campaign financing.
James L. Buckley
Not everything is about causing controversy. That would be a very boring way to go.
Derren Brown
I am always in awe of people who devote their lives to a good cause and are brave enough to take a stance, though it may be controversial in their time.
Rebecca Pidgeon
I don’t wear a lot of jeans, which I know is a controversial statement. I just don’t feel the most like myself in jeans.
Busy Philipps
I’ve been asked a lot about the state of dubstep in America, and everyone wants me to say something controversial, but I have no negative feelings toward anything, really.
James Blake
I’m always told that what I say is controversial. Why is it controversial? Because I speak from a tradition that has now fallen out of favor with the dominant media in this country. And so when I say things like marriage should be between one man and one woman, I’m called a bigot.
Rick Santorum
Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed.
Dean Acheson
I know the pundits and the news media have carried a lot of commentary about cameras in the courtroom, and there’s a lot of controversy about it as a result of the Simpson case. But I have not had enough time to step back and enough time to evaluate that.
Lance Ito
I was always controversial, being gay, so nothing was more controversial than that.
Martina Navratilova
I would like to put forward a simple thesis that should no longer be at all controversial: it is now objectively the case that our national interests are increasingly affected not just by what happens between states, but also by how people are treated within states.
Samantha Power
Even those who don’t believe in climate change believe we should develop renewable energy. Americans get it: it’s time. This is not controversial. It’s actually right in the wheelhouse of American business.
Marshall Herskovitz
I think if I’m controversial it’s not because I set out to be. It’s because I’ve never felt comfortable being part of someone else’s mainstream community.
Tony Judt
I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.
Ellen DeGeneres
Each time you live through a controversy you strengthen.
Pierre Poilievre
It’s a controversial issue: many feminists reasonably worry that by taking the concentration off gender as an independent locus of oppression, we dilute the strength of a women’s movement, or of women’s rights advocacy.
Rebecca Traister
I don’t understand why it’s controversial for law-abiding citizens protecting themselves under the Second Amendment.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
I was very willing to take on controversial roles that people didn’t really want to look at.
Rosie Perez
Everything about The Bradshaws is controversial, fluid, uncertain: their age – perhaps 30,000 years old, perhaps older, perhaps more recent – who painted them, what they mean.
Richard Flanagan
My whole life is controversy. What can I do? I’m like Britney Spears!
Andreja Pejic
People say I’m controversial. But I think I lead a very balanced and normal life.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego
Parenting is a sensitive, controversial subject, so I s

Parenting is a sensitive, controversial subject, so I say to all the mommas and the daddies of the world God bless and good luck!
Cynthia Bailey
Stephen could be highly critical of people other than his closest relatives… He considered my friends to be easy victims and had no compunction in monopolizing the conversation at parties with his controversial opinions.
Jane Hawking
I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one’s temper and disturb one’s quiet.
Benjamin Franklin
I’m not really volunteering for no family films. I really like the sweet spot of being able to be edgy and controversial.
Romany Malco
I don’t want to get embroiled in any controversy. At the same time, I want to take part in those conversations that are meaningful. I have not entrusted anyone to reply on behalf or react to any issue pertaining to me.
A public, unified and integrated railway – hardly controversial.
Caroline Lucas
I never have any idea how my opinions will be received, and more often than not I’m surprised when anything I say is controversial.
S.E. Cupp
Look at the experience of 2008. Who are the countries who negotiated the storms of 2008 best? They were the countries which were able to sit business with labor at the table, with government, and work out a way of getting through the storm. And I don’t think that is a controversial statement.
Guy Ryder
When it comes to the teapot tempest that is the Hillary Clinton email imbroglio, the real controversy isn’t about politics or regulations. It’s about journalism and the weak standards employed to manufacture the scandal du jour.
Kurt Eichenwald
Despite tantalizing suggestions of fossilized microbes in meteorites, puzzling and possibly biogenic methane gas in the martian atmosphere, and a long-standing controversy over the Viking lander experiments of nearly 40 years ago, there’s still no Exhibit A that points unequivocally to biology in our own back yard.
Seth Shostak
About 3 million IVF babies have been born since Louise Brown’s birth in 1978. Bizarrely, when this life-giving treatment was first considered, it was massively controversial. A storm of vitriolic protest came from many religious leaders, journalists, politicians, regrettably even other scientists and doctors.
Robert Winston
Nothing is too controversial, but you have to think about how to do it with sensitivity. I don’t try to be insensitive. I think really, really carefully about exactly what things mean and how they will affect people.
Stewart Lee
When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that.
Bill Gates
I don’t think it’s political to dislike Trump. I don’t think it’s controversial to say he’s a bad president. He’s clearly a bad president. He’s clearly not equipped to do the job.
Sam Esmail
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge.
Richard Leakey
Throughout my political life, I’ve not been a stranger to controversy.
David Blunkett
I think it’s very dangerous, the idea of celebrity – you have to be constantly controversial to maintain the status of celebrity. Reality TV is the death of entertainment – it’s just mindless TV but popular because of its voyeuristic nature, and people are very voyeuristic.
David Suchet
No politician can expect to escape criticism for a controversial decision and we have to be robust in justifying what we do.
Dominic Grieve
I have thoroughly gone through the subject of the Incarnation; and if it served you, could at any time give you the history from the beginning of the controversies on this subject, and of its present form.
Edward Irving
I saw the GamerGate controversy as a way to expand 8chan. I wanted to unseat 4chan and to me it didn’t matter how it happened.
Fredrick Brennan
It can’t hurt, publicity is publicity, controversy and all that, it’s all good.
Keith David
Some shows do nosedive at the end, or some piece of content could become incredibly controversial and affect the way the show is seen.
Jed Mercurio
People forget at the time that ‘The Simpsons’ started out, it was controversial – the fact that they said ‘hell’ and ‘damn’ in a cartoon was a lot. America was in an uproar.
Eric Andre
I am a shocker. I like to create controversy. It’s my trademark.
Brenda Fassie
Sometimes it is beneficial to you and sometimes it is not. So, you should not pay too much attention to controversies. You should just focus on working hard on your film and your character. Leave the rest to god.
Prateik Babbar
The idea of a cure for autism is itself controversial. Some people with autism say they don’t want to be cured, because autism gives them a different way of looking at the world.
Simon Baron-Cohen
Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art.
Jane Alexander
I think the point of art is to be controversial in a lot of ways. It’s to cause conversations, and it’s to get people excited about and talking about the things that the films are about.
Eloise Mumford
The mainland Chinese tend to take a Chinese mainland point of view on controversial issues, and the Taiwanese take another the Taiwanese viewpoint.
Jimmy Wales
Fox News’s coverage of 9/11 and the war in Iraq improved its ratings, demonstrated its influence, and intensified the controversy over its practices.
Jill Lepore
I always thought, 'I could go the route of saying some

I always thought, ‘I could go the route of saying some controversial things and have it explode, just do it like that. But I don’t do that.’ But of course, it wasn’t really up to me.
Ariel Pink
I do like making things a bit controversial – I think that’s what sells and what catches people’s ear.
Perrie Edwards
Nobody wants to get into controversies, especially in the film industry. I do not wish to be a controversial girl. But sometimes you have to take tough decisions that might eventually help your career.
Karishma Tanna
Why is it only when Rajinikanth is involved that you want to write controversies?
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
To be political means to speak out, to risk being called ‘catty’, or worse. I don’t hear men worrying about whether they may be right or not. They enjoy the fight, whether it is with words or fists. Women still tend to shy away from controversy, to be uncomfortable with competition.
Madeleine M. Kunin
The most prominent – and by far the most controversial – part of ‘Help to Work’ essentially forces people to take unpaid work placements as a condition of receiving their benefits.
Emily Thornberry
Facebook allows outsiders to add functionality to the site but reserves the right to change that policy at any time, to charge a fee for applications, or to de-emphasize or eliminate apps that court controversy or that they simply don’t like.
Jonathan Zittrain
People have always wondered if I’m trying to push the envelope when it comes to my cinema – they keep questioning the visual graphics and the controversial content.
Ekta Kapoor
If you see me as a controversial artist or controversial human being, then I could be cashing in on some reality shows. I am not doing anything like that. That’s not my aim.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
I have a feeling there were many, many successful rock duos that just didn’t get attention. That’s the fault of the rock press. They are always playing up controversy, scandal, aggravation, and irritation.
Walter Becker
I always feel that comedy, at its best, tackles issues that are controversial, polarizing, volatile, and sheds light onto those issues and the people involved.
Randall Park
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.
Thomas J. Watson
It is unhealthy to live in an environment where every aspect of our culture requires a great sort, where creative talents are for some but not for all, and where performing for the president of the United States becomes a point of regular and significant controversy.
Ben Domenech
The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Bertrand Russell
Someone said I have had my popularity diminished by getting into the controversy of national education. Perhaps they are right.
Carrie Lam
If art is singular expression, then by nature, the best art is controversial. But when art stirs debate for reasons besides its artistic integrity, that’s when things get bent.
John Ridley
In order to eliminate injustices and to ensure there would be less controversy, I would introduce technology that would make refereeing better.
Gerard Pique
I’m not one of your knockabout, knuckle-scarred, Internet-controversy-courting book critics. Occasionally I stumble into controversy accidentally, but not because I enjoy it. It’s probably just because I’m a weird person.
Lev Grossman
I was controversy’s favorite wild child.
Riya Sen
Yeah, I am controversy’s favourite child. But I am of the opinion that I come back stronger after every controversy.
Dutee Chand
If we want a stronger, cleaner, and fairer world economy, we need to deal with the controversial areas of globalisation, such as tax havens.
Jose Angel Gurria
As far as controversies are concerned, as an actor for the first time when there was something written about me I was affected. But then I decided that this is part of my profession.
Jasmin Bhasin
I lost to Lennox Lewis in a very controversial decision.
Shannon Briggs
When you go through some controversy and you see your face on the news in a negative way for 48 hours… you doubt yourself. And your friends make the difference. They become a safety net that come in and say, ‘That’s not the case.’ And the relationships that you’ve built… come to the fore.
Stanley A. McChrystal
Sometimes you’re more involved in controversy, and at other times, you’re disconnected.
Gerard Pique
I don’t feel people are that interested in snooker any more and the only thing that will get snooker back into the limelight is more controversy.
Judd Trump
I have appeared on ‘The Dr. Oz show’ and recognize that Dr. Oz does not hold the exact same viewpoints about all controversies in human nutrition that I do, but he has a huge base of knowledge and is open-minded and willing to re-consider a position based on emerging evidence on multiple scientific and health issues.
Joel Fuhrman
I confess I take perverse delight as a theologian in the controversies surrounding postmodernism.
Stanley Hauerwas
Controversy sells, politics sell, all that type of stuff sells.
I remember in one parish a terrible row over the ideal size of mince pies, and in another two great ladies dashing trays of pancakes to the vicarage floor in a controversy over whether to roll or to fold. But the real arena for food combat is television.
Richard Coles
If you get involved in a controversy, then that becomes the mesmerizing event that people remember you by.
Newt Gingrich
Mr. Trump's election has caused a tectonic shift in adv

Mr. Trump’s election has caused a tectonic shift in advertising – just as it has in media more generally – and themes that might have once seemed innocuous or patriotic have suddenly become politically charged, controversial, and divisive.
James B. Stewart
I don’t like controversies. I try to understand where a person comes from and where he is.
Atif Aslam
Indeed, there’s scarcely a week that goes by where I don’t deal with a significant, often controversial national security issue.
Tony West
I’m not doing Pulitzer Prize work where I’m unearthing major negative stories about the UFC or some big controversies. It’s just kind of day-to-day fodder.
Ariel Helwani
I’m a shocker. I like to create controversy. It’s my trademark.
Brenda Fassie
For what I wrote that started this whole controversy, I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it. I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker.
Gregg Easterbrook
To be honest, I make very controversial films. The films that I’ve made have been very, very bold choices.
Michael Pitt
‘Requiem’ has been controversial because people don’t feel I gave it closure.
Lauren Oliver
I love performing in front of an audience. I like the questions; I like controversy.
T. C. Boyle
After the ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain’ controversy, people believed they made my career, but I now maintain that ‘Bigg Boss’ made Shilpa Shinde.
Shilpa Shinde
I remember when the Bic pen was controversial. They came from France. They were cheap, and when one was out of ink, you threw it away; you didn’t dip it into more ink.
Patti Smith
I love the game and everything that goes with actually playing. What I don’t like so much are the interviews, the controversy, and all the external stuff.
Gabriel Batistuta
I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I’m afraid it will not be controversial.
Flannery O’Connor
I don’t like controversy.
Sammy Sosa
Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre.
Pete Townshend
‘Human’ was controversial within The Killers way before it was controversial to the rest of the world! It caused some problems within the band. Not to throw anybody under the bus, but it was pretty much me and Dave against Mark and Ronnie for a little while. We were standing up for the song.
Brandon Flowers
We don’t back down from controversy – we fan the fires. People think we go out of our way to create it, but we don’t.
Dave Portnoy
Although it may be true that the notion of teaching virtues such as honesty or integrity arouses little controversy, it is also true that vague consensus on the goodness of these virtues conceals a great deal of actual disagreement over their definitions.
Lawrence Kohlberg
In Germany, you have a huge official memorial to the murdered Jews and then you have this artist who’s been putting these stumbling blocks, these brass cobblestones, outside the houses Jews were taken away from. It’s somewhat controversial and has met some resistance.
Amy Waldman
Just because someone is holding a gun doesn’t make an image controversial. It all depends on where you put the gun, who is holding it.
Carine Roitfeld
I don’t want to sound disingenuous here – controversy is obviously good for business, especially if your business is satire. And it does amplify the discussion – in my view, a good thing.
Garry Trudeau
Thirty years ago, in 1976, the notion of organized activity to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was an extremely controversial one.
Robert Brady
It occurred to me that by naming the film itself ‘Dear White People,’ I could tap into the burgeoning meme culture as well as make a meta-commentary about the controversies within the film.
Justin Simien
It was controversial when we were settling on what the races should be in ‘Warcraft 3!’
Michael Morhaime
The best are the ones built without controversy, when the owner, the architect, and the builder work together.
A. James Clark
Until 1985, when my lab found the protein they are made of, aquaporins hadn’t yet been identified. There had been a controversy in biology for more than 100 years about how water moved through cells.
Peter Agre
I know how people are. We fixate on controversy and all that.
Tracy Morgan
Who knows controversies better than me? The controversies always chase people who are active and decision makers.
Sharad Pawar
Regardless of what people think of the WWE, we’re great at storylines; we’re great at drawing money. We’re great at causing controversy, and when the other sports do it, they usually do better. It keeps it interesting and makes it fun for the fans.
Shawn Michaels
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy – but he who has shown the better temper.
Samuel Butler
I’m going to say something rather controversial. Big data, as people understand it today, is just a bigger version of small data. Fundamentally, what we’re doing with data has not changed; there’s just more of it.
Gurjeet Singh
Jindal's record in Louisiana is controversial, in part

Jindal’s record in Louisiana is controversial, in part because, in a state which has historically favored patronage culture and a bureaucracy that offered uninterrupted employment for those who backed the right horse, he aimed to destroy the old spoils system.
Ben Domenech
It amazes me that talking about traditional values is controversial, but it seems to be.
Laura Schlessinger
To be critically acclaimed, to get a Grammy, to be on MTV, you gotta talk about current events. You gotta talk about controversy, just stuff people want to hear. At the same time, you gotta get a message across.
This might be controversial, but sometimes I think that being happy is a decision. I don’t mean that in a way to diminish clinical depression. But on a more day-to-day level.
Will Arnett
The way you advance a technological society is to try things – to be controversial and contrarian in your thinking in order to get to something that eventually people say, ‘I told you it was a great idea.’
Boyan Slat
There will always be excuses, arguments, and questions of timing when moving on difficult and controversial issues.
Lara Giddings
The one thing I didn’t do that was kind of controversial was go work for a daily paper, because I didn’t like that kind of journalism, and I’m glad I didn’t because that’s the business model that’s going totally extinct.
Sarah Lacy
Sadly, when pastors choose to neglect controversial issues, they do great damage to the spiritual growth of their congregates. We have generations of young people in our churches who simply believe what the world believes on social and moral issues, and they don’t think biblically on these matters.
Ken Ham
There was no real controversy with All In The Family. That came from the people on the business end.
Norman Lear
Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies – and it is free, and it is fast.
Nicholson Baker
The VAR was introduced to reduce controversies, and instead, they have increased – possibly because we Italians like to stoke them.
Massimiliano Allegri
The very controversial National Identification Act of 1991, requiring all United States citizens to carry identification, has greatly enhanced the ability of law enforcement officers to identify criminals and terrorists.
Richard Lamm